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Without a Fight

Short story By: LucyJacuzzi
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My heart was beating, but not from terror. I was happy. I felt relieved. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d felt this way. I closed my eyes and let my arms hang loosely by my sides. My whole body relaxed and I let it dance with the wind.


Submitted:Mar 1, 2014    Reads: 42    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


The quiet sound of Arcade Fire's "Loneliness #3 (Night Talking)" filled my ears inside my mind. The night wind hit my face and I loved every bit of it. My arms were rested on the top of the railing and I was staring out at the amazing view of the water. The moon's light was reflected in it, making it much prettier than it was during daylight. It must be so calm, the water. All sounds muffled, no air, only darkness. I smiled to myself and my hand reached out, wanting to touch the cold although I knew it was impossible from where I was standing on the bridge. I leaned forward a bit and looked down. There was a block helping with keeping the bridge standing. It was about fifteen meters down from where I was. I followed the railing, the fingers of my left hand sliding across it, my mind enjoying the coldness on my fingertips. I reached the destination and climbed over the railing. I held onto it for a moment before I let myself drop about meter down. I landed well, but stayed crouched for a moment before standing up and walking to the edge with the tips of my shoes just outside the edge of the block. My heart was beating, but not from terror. I was happy. I felt relieved. I couldn't remember the last time I'd felt this way. I closed my eyes and let my arms hang loosely by my sides. My whole body relaxed and I let it dance with the wind. I wanted to laugh. I was overwhelmed with emotions and I didn't know what to feel. Everything hit me at once and tears stung beneath closed eyes. I opened them to a blurred view of the world surrounding me. I finally laughed a cry with the tears escaping my eyes and sliding down my cheeks. A sob left me, and my body relaxed completely. My knees went frail and I did nothing from falling. Gravity took me forward. Everything felt as though it went by in slow motion. I closed my eyes just before I hit the coldness and went under it. I was completely still, letting my body move as the water pleased. Everything was dark and the music had died out, the sound of the water having replaced it. I felt my body becoming weak and I let it. I didn't move and I didn't think. I let the water take me, and it felt good. I didn't feel the need for air and I wasn't cold. My eyes fluttered closed and I slowly felt my mind doing the same.





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