I was skillfully climbing up the snow covered pine tree. My feet were shivering from my thin sole shoes. Crunching branches and slippery snow pounded and pricked my crimpled fingers. The it happened! I slipped! I was falling 40 ft! My body rushing through the think, winter air! It all happened so fast! My life flashed before my very eyes. Everything I could imagine clouded up my head. 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. The sun was still creeping from behind the midnight clouds. It was Christmas morning. I was traveling to Yorktown to visit my friends for Christmas. M friends were Jazmine, Stephanie, and Janayh. Me and Jazmine went to Janayh’s house for Christmas.
“I wonder what Janayh got for Christmas? Like we don’t already know,” 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. We don’t know what she was thinking when she had that idea to move half way around the world to have a sweaty Christmas! ” answered Jazmine.
“Okay, then. . . .But when Janayh answers the door don’t trample her over! Or crush her face!” my mom joked.
Me and Jazmine banged on the door franticly and ran 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 or I’ll call the cops!” Janayh yelled.
“Janayh!!!” we both yelled.
“We missed you so much!” I yelled.
“Well, I missed you guys too! But I’m about to unfriend you if y’all don’t keep it down out here!” Janayh answered.
We all walked in and dropped our stuff in her living room.
“Check out the 24 caret 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 24 CARROT DIAMOND BRACELET!” Janayh 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 have 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 diamond 24 caret bracelet! It’s up in that tree! Someone go get it before it gets stuck in the filter!” Janyah screamed.
“Okay, don’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!”
“NO WAY, NO HOW, NO NEVER!”
“I said no, and that’s final!”
“O.K then I guess I have to tell your mom that you stole that hose from the Jefferson’s house!”
“Fine.” 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 branch 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, 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 I hand reached out my mouth, opened it, 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 a couple of big cuts and a couple of bruses.
“You fell out of a 40ft tree into an ice covered pool with only a two big cuts and a couple of bruses! 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.