I have no help, I'm on my own. I nervously look at the flashlight beams waving behind me. Tonight is the last night of my life. I close my eyes and stare down at the river rumbling below the cliff. Goodbye, I say to the world, as a bush rustles. Goodbye…I prepare to die.
My sister jumps out, her eyes wild.
“Go!” she says franticly. “Jump! It’s deep enough!”
Before I can answer, she pushes me and I fall down to the river below, safe from my pursuers, but not from my sister’s sacrifice, not from her last scream…