Breathe in...

Breathe in... Breath out...

Now is the time to decide...

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1. Breathe in... Breathe out...

Breathe in... Breathe out... 

I felt hundreds of eyes burning into my back as I slowly made my way onto the stage . I could hear my own shallow breath rattle through my lungs as each step brought me closer to my fate. I wanted to turn back and return to my life with my friends and to my mother but no, I had to leave them all behind; I had to leave her. I wasn't ready for this decision; I was too young and to naive to understand what I was doing. 

Breathe in... Breathe out... 

I reached the five bowls and looked at each one individually before picking up the silver knife which dejectedly sat on the side. Looking back at my mother for the final time, I saw the pride in her eyes. I knew what she wanted me to do but I knew that I had to do what I thought was best. Growing up in Candor was hard as I could never get anything past her no matter how hard I tried. When I told her that I would remain in Candor she smiled but we both knew that I wouldn't. 

Breathe in... Breathe out... 

Pain flared through my hand as a thin line of red trickled down my palm and onto my wrist. This was my time to make a choice, this was my time to everything that I had ever dreamed of and become a valued part of society. I didn't want to leave just yet but now was my only chance to escape and to meet someone and create a real life for myself away from my old home.

Breathe in... Breathe out..

I held my hand over the bowl which represented erudite and let a single drop of blood fall into the clear water. I  had made my choice. As a round of applause greeted me, my eyes met my mother's. A single tear ran down her face as she sat, heartbroken in a sea of nameless faces.That was the last time that I ever saw her face.That was the only decision in my life that I will ever truly regret. I thought that I was being smart by following my aptitude test but I was wrong, I should have stayed with my mother and protected her in the war but I didn't...

Breathe in... Breathe out..

Now, as the society that I live in is crumbling around me and our whole reality has been revealed to be fake, I fight for my right to breathe, I fight for the right to live the life that I want, but above all else, I fight for the life that she never finished...

Breathe in... Breathe out... For her...

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