The fin was cutting in a familiar manner that I KNEW, would scare even
the toughest of souls. Natali was all out of wack. The Velcro safety
strap hung loosely around my ankle.
Confusion circulated in my head more than fear. It was THAT DAY all over again. I felt bloated. And sweaty. And it was to the point
that I didn't know what I was going to do with myself.
WAS I crazy? Or was I just STUPID? These thoughts consumed me from
the inside out as I pondered on what to do next. "Umm..we come in
peace!" I blurted out, half-expecting for a response. "Why are you
talking to a shark, Lia?! That thing could kill you!" Natali screeched,
staring and slowly advancing backwards on her board.
"Yeah, Gnat. It could've /also/ killed me that day, too. But ya know
what? /It didn't/. I think this thing has some unfinished business with
me and I wanna figure out why." I said bravely, paddling closer to the
aquatic beast. "It's just too /risky/, Lia!" Natali cried, tugging on my arm.
"Besides; you don't think it actually knows, who you are, and what
its business with you is. Do you?" I stared at the paralyzing creature,
puzzled with the situation.
"Well what am I supposed to do here, Natali?" I asked, genuinely
confused. How, am I just going to leave this situation at this rate? I
was /just /getting over it, and now it's blowing up in my face once
again!" "Lia, I feel you. I don't understand any of this either, but
it's getting late. We have to get ho--," she
cut off. "What's wrong?" I asked. I followed her gaze into the water
where the shark used to be. "It's...gone."
TO BE CONTINUED
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