14. Is this the end of me?
I sink deeper and deeper into the icy blue water. Back at home I used to be able to swim in races and win but with my bad leg I don't even have a chance. My lungs fill with air as I sink into the dark blue water. I can't tell if I'm crying or if it's just the water. Then I see a flash of rainbow like light.
Roxy stands behind me and I fell her touching my hair. I hear her giddy laugh as she says to me lightly "you look better with the red bow." Roxy takes the bight green bow out of my hair. I turn around and see Roxy's Daisy flower dress. Oh no, this is the reaping. The very reaping where I lost Roxy forever. I can't let this happen, that will mean I will have to watch her go again. Roxy fixes my hair some more and her soft voice says "come on now turn back around your not done yet."
"Roxy no we can't go to the reaping!" I say to her.
"Oh Peachier come on. You know that you wouldn't get picked."
"No Roxy you will get picked! I know it! I have been there before and I know that you will be picked! I just can't lose you again I can't watch you die!"
Roxy leads down on her knee and says to me. "I know honey but just look I love you to much to just let you die okay? Now Meg needs you."
I run to Peach as a girl jumps on me. "Let me go now!" The girl sticks my head in the ground. Dirt fills my mouth as I try my best to kick her off me. "AWSJBJCMKJDPOKJLMNB!" I try to say as dirt spells out of my mouth. I hear the girls stupid laugh as I try to break free.
Finally I roll her off my back an land on top of her. I throw up all over her mouth. The girl tries to get the throw up off her face but it doesn't work. I kick her leg and I feel almost happy when I see the red blood run down her foot. I yell out into the water Peach's name. I run into the water as I hear the girl yell "get her!" I keep running as I hear their feet hit the hard rocks. I'm almost there and with the girl's bad foot she will never catch me in time. I hear my weird laugh as I dive into the water.
The water stings my eyes but I keep them open just in case I see Peach anywhere. I see her lifeless body at the deep end. I take a deep breath and go at her. I want to yell her name but then I know water will fill my body. I go back up for air and I know that if I keep coming back up I will never reach Peach. I swim at her and wish I could have had a pool when I was younger.
Finally I reach Peach and float her over to an island. "Peach! Peach! Please wake up! I need you we can get though this together!"
"Roxy is that you?" Is the only thing she says.