- Vol. 03
- Chapter 03
See Me Jump
The sea undulates. I stand on the edge of the pier. My heart thumps inside my chest.Beads of sweat perspire on my face. I am frightened.
Meiki erupts into bouts of guffaws. He sits on a wooden bench, cackling, clutching his stomach with splayed hands.
A pang of anger engulfs me and hot tears brim my eyes.
How dare he?!
I glance up at the sky; seagulls soar, their wings fluttering in the wind and a myriad of stars twinkle.
Suddenly, my hearts returns to a normal cadence and my anger miraculously evaporates into some semblance of peace.
My grim face morphs; it is bereft of all the gloomy expressions that I just had exhibited.
I take a deep breath and plunge into the sea. Consumed into water, my strokes are filled with gusto.
I have battled my fear.