I was climbing up the snow covered pine tree when it happened. I slipped. I was falling fourty feet, my body rushing through the thick winter air. It all happened so fast. My life flashed before my very eyes. Fear and worry filled my head with darkness and dread. It was all a big lump of wonder. I wished I would make it out alive.
But let’s go back to the beginning when it all happened, when my life changed forever.
It was early in the morning around 8:00. It was Christmas morning. I was traveling to Yorktown to visit my friends for Christmas. My friends were Jazmine, Stephanie, and Janayh. Me and Jazmine went to Janayh’s house for Christmas.
“I wonder what Janayh got for Christmas?” Jazmine asked.
“It’s probably more expensive jewelry.” I said.
“Yeah, she always gets stuff like that.”
After the long conversation about what we all got for Christmas, we both arrived at Janayh’s house, and we both ran up to the door.
“Hold on girls. What’s the big hurry?” my mom asked.
“We haven’t seen Janayh in two years. We miss her a lot after she went to South Africa for Christmas.” answered Jazmine.
“Okay then, but when Janayh answers the door don’t trample her over!” my mom joked.
Me and Jazmine banged on the door franticly and rang the door bell in frustration to get Janayh’s attention when finally she answered the door!
“What’s with all the noise?! It’s 8:00 in the morning. Keep it down!” Janayh yelled.
“Janayh!” we both yelled
“We missed you so much!” I yelled.
“Well, I missed you guys too!” Janayh answered.
We all walked in and dropped our stuff in her living room.
“Check out the diamond bracelet I got for Christmas!”
“Yeah, we figured.” we both said.
“Where’s Stephanie?” I asked.
“Oh, she’s already here. She’s out by the driveway.”
“Awesome! Lets go outside!” Jazmine said. So we all followed Janyah outside to the driveway.
“Hey, what took you guys so long?” Stephanie asked.
“Traffic.” answered Jazmine.
“Oh, Okay then.” Stephanie said.
“Check out my DAIMOND BRACELET!” Janyah screamed.
“Not so loud! Do you want someone to rob you!’ I yelled.
“Well, are you jealous?”
“NO.” I snapped.
“Whatever,” Stephanie groaned.
“Let’s just has fun on Christmas, okay?”
“Fine.” We all said. So we all just started playing "Capture the Flag" when it happened.
“Hey, pass the flag!” Janyah yelled. She caught the flag and her bracelet flew in the air.
“O.M.G! My bracelet! It’s up in that tree! Someone go get it before it gets stuck in the filter!” Janyah screamed.
“Okay, doen’t go crazy. We’ll find someone to go up and get it.” I said.
“Perfect. You can go gets it.” Janyah said
“You say what now?!”
“Yeah, it was your idea for someone to go get it so you should go up and get the bracelet.”
“No, no, that was just an idea. I’m not really going up there!”
“Fine.” So I started climbing up the 40ft tree pine tree, slipping through the thick, snowing, winter air and stepping on the crunching black branches.
“Are you guys sure about this? The branch is starting to break!” I yelled.
“Don’t be such a baby. Do you see the bracelet?”
“Yes, but….” Then everything stopped. The last thing I heard was the crunch of branches and the splash of water. My life flashed before my very eyes. Fear and worry filled my head with darkness and dread. It was all a big lump of wonder. I wished I would make it out alive. I heard screams and yelling. I saw blood, a lot. The big thing that was pasted in my head was, "Will I make it out alive? Will I ever see my family?" Then my hand reached out. My mouth opened, but nothing came out. My arm was slit from my thumb to my elbow.
“Did you get the bracelet?” I heard.
“Yes,” I said. Everyone cheered. I only had two big cut and a couple of bruises.
“You fell out of a 40ft tree into an ice covered pool with only two big cuts and a couple of bruises. You're amazing!” Stephanie said.
“Thanks, but whatever you do, don’t tell my parents!” I said.
“Cross our hearts. By the way, thank you for, umm. . .getting my bracelet.” Janyah said.
Then we all hugged and opened our presents.