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It was your nature.

Walking to the edge.

Lifting your foot into temptation.

Always pulling back at the last minute.

This time was different.

Stepping forward instead of back.

The rush of excitement.

The exhilaration of taking a chance.

Too late the danger recognized.


Unable to halt the descent.

The darkness swallowing you.

Tumbling into the endless blackness.

Completely vulnerable.


All hope lost.

The mind a flickering kaleidoscope.

All the failures and pain inflicted on others.

The endless risks taken.

Every second chance sacrificed.

Engulfed by darkness and despair.

Closing your eyes.

Giving in to the inevitable end.

A grip from nowhere.



Forks of lightning racing through your body.

The roar of thunder pounding in your chest.

The light burning your eyes.

A sudden rush.

Then he was there.

Once more.

Pulling you back to your safe place.

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