Once Upon a Time/4

"Don't forget to breathe." he said simply as she held on to the edge. Her eyes were shut closed, as she tried to remember why she was there. She looked up and watched as he threw in a rock into the pool.
"Go get the rock."
"Are you crazy? If I can't even float, what makes you think I'll be able to go to the bottom of the pool and get that rock? I'd never resurface!"
"You know what? You should really use your words sparingly." She rolled her eyes and then shut them again. It was then that she took a deep breath, let go of the edge and started slashing her arms through the water, getting further and further away from the surface. She still had her eyes closed as she continued swimming deeper.
She was afraid of opening them, because she knew she would no longer see the surface. Since she had to retrieve the rock, she knew she had to open them sometime.
When she finally did, she saw that it wasn't very far away from where she was. She reached out to grab the rock, when she realized she was running out of air. Strange, that she had forgotten about breathing. She looked up and suddenly felt dizzy.
In the moment, she wasn't sure how, she felt a surge of power go through her legs. She felt she wasn't controlling her own movements, and she was stunned to see the surface getting closer, and clearer. She was resurfacing, and it seemed to be a natural, pain-free re-birthing process.
Not trusting her new found skill, she quickly splashed to the edge, throwing the rock onto the side, and gripping her fingers into the hard cement.
He didn't seem suprised to see her and leaned closely to say, "If at first you don't succeed....."
She would've slapped him, but she was still holding tightly, still in disbelief over what had happened.


  1. can't wait for the next installment! I feel as though the story is being read to me and I have to wait until the next time I go to bed to hear what happens..
    very exciting!

    Have a great weekend!


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