When time stops
“Come on!!” she bounced impatiently in front of him, her face beaming with excitement. The adrenaline pumping in his body made his heart feel like it wanted to pounce out of his chest. He looked ahead, trying to avoid looking down.
A rope bridge extended in front of him. It was everything but what you would describe as ‘safe’. But this is what she described as “an adventure”. “Something different; something spectacular; something out of the ordinary,” she had told him.
“Come on!! It’s either this or skydiving!”
“I’d much rather do the latter at the moment,” he replied trying to contain the tremor in his voice.
“Well, if a step breaks on the way we might do both!” She joked, but deep inside she was as scared as he was terrified.
He paused for a moment, allowing himself to inhale the amazing scenery that surrounded him. It was all so serene; so quiet; so calm. It was as if time had stopped.
That is how he always felt with her. As if nothing and no one else mattered. It was a record for him. Falling so deeply and feeling so much in such a short time. But it was one he was happy to break again and again if it meant being with her and experiencing so much more than he could have even imagined before she came along.
“Come on! It’ll be dark soon.” She extended her hand as she pranced ahead bravely feigning a first step.
“Wait!” he called out. He took her hand and aligned himself beside her.
Also part of Daily Prompt: Record