I look down and a few feet away the balloon began to pull in, I had to think quickly. I wasn’t holding on to anything sold, as soon as the balloon start to go in I would be falling again. No I wasn’t going to die, I looked behind me hoping there was another balloon close by. There was one but it was right under the one I was falling off of, but I had to try.
I pulled my feet up bent my elbows and lunged myself to it, I instantly knew I wasn’t going to make it to the top. In fact, I might not make it at all but I wasn’t giving up yet. As I hurled through the air towards the balloon I searched for another one I could jump to.
I hit the side, this time I was prepared I would be leaping for this one too in a few seconds, and was already planning my next jump. I spotted where I was going next and aimed for a place on the next balloon that would line me up for the next one.
I hurled myself once more, as I flew through the air this time I saw my friend far below me. I knew then I had to grab onto him if I was going to live. Hitting the next balloon feet first then launching again. I had already planned it as I flew through the air. Once I hit the balloon, I was off again with less hesitation this time. One more to go after this I thought as I flew through the air.
The final balloon I would be jumping off was far from me and took almost a minute to reach it. The ground seemed deadly close at this point but the next balloon was close, and my goal was closer to it. My feet made contact and I knew I would only have one chance at what I was about to do. If I failed, I was dead within a minute.
I breathe in deeply as I sunk into the balloon, my knees bean preparing to jump at a moment’s notice. The balloon tighten under my feet and began to spring back to normal, the sinkhole I made started to inflate quickly. At the last second, as it pushed all the way out I launched off it with all my strength.
Flying through the air, I flipped around so my feet would make first contact with the balloon. I put my hand out above my head and together as if diving into water, my feet hit the balloon I bent my knees and wasted no time the instant I stopped sinking; I launched myself down and forward straight at my so called friend. My body hurled through the air straight for him.
I opened my arms and grabbed on tightly to his legs, swinging, and dangling from his legs violently I held on for dear life then. TAUMP! We hit the ground rolling. “I’m alive YESSS!” I screamed out jumping to my feet.
I looked down at my fried after I had been running around yelling in joy for a few minutes. He had not gotten up as yet; he was lying on the ground crying as I walked closer. “I hate you so much, everything, every time, it never fails, it always works out for you. You were the one that was to die today yet here I am my legs broken and you totally unharmed.”
I pulled my phone from my pocket, looked at the screen, and then dialed 911. “There has been an accident here at the Western Balloon Park; a sky diver has just gotten injured.” I said to the operator then give them the address. “You know my life is incredibly hard but I never once gave up or consider giving up as an option. It’s the reason I can’t fail it’s not an option for me. You were my closet friend but now look at you, going to jail with broken legs all because you were jealous.”
I stood to my feet and handed the letter that was still in my hand to the reporter that was running up to me, and walked away.