Disaster has struck!
I was at least smart enough to look for a ledge before I jumped. Otherwise I would have been jumping to my death. From there though, my plan ended. I didn't know where I would go from here. I hadn't planned that far. I look up, waiting for her to come to the edge but I must say, she's taking her time about it. Is this how all females are going to be? Mother keeps father waiting all the time like it's a game. She seems to enjoy it. Father tolerates it pretty well.
I haven't learned a lot of patience so far though. My tail flicks behind me, ears flicking back as I raise a brow in puzzlement. Won't she be curious of my fate. Finally I see her dainty paws on the edge as she lies down and looks down at me. She grins down at me and my lips twitch, offering her a smirk back. She laughs and I tilt my head, ears pricking forward to listen to the tinkling sound. It reminds me of mother's laugh.
Her questions reminds me of how little I put into this, planning wise. My smirk falters just a little as I look around on the ledge as if an answer will jump out at me. She looks amused, flashing her teeth at me as she tells me she's waiting. I make a "hmph" sound in my throat, my tail flicking as I turn to look over the edge. I can better see the bottom of the waterfall from here, a daring thought perculating in the back of my mind. My jaw tightens as my stubborn streak shines through and then I look back up at her.
"Why go back when I can go forward? See ya at the bottom!"
I yell up at to her before I run and leap off the edge. I close my eyes only briefly before I realize that if this is the end, I want to see it coming. I won't be the coward who hides from the truth. When I reopen my eyes, I see nothing but foam and water beneath me. I thought I had seen an open spot of just water from up on the ledge, a way past the sharp jagged rocks at the very bottom of the waterfall if you fall straight down which is why I ran and jumped out.
When I feel the blast of cold water hit my skin, I know that I've made contact and when no sharp rocks come up to pierce my flesh, I know that I judged my jump right. That's a relief at least. Still the fall is enough to push the air from my lungs as I continue to sink and I have to start paddling, my lungs burning for oxygen. It feels like an eternity before I make it to the surface, sputtering and gasping over the foam as the current pushes me away from the waterfall. When I see a large rock up ahead connected to dry land, I make no haste in paddling in that direction. My dull claws dig at the slimy surface but finally I mange to climb up, shaking the cold water off the moment I get on strong supported ground. I look up toward the ledge where I left her with a "Ha!", my blue eyes brimming with excitement now that I pulled it off.
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