The grate was cold and unforgiving. It was the only way out. Freedom was on the other side. But it would take courage to make the jump.
She had always been a daredevil. When she was younger, she would jump off the highest diving board, no matter how scared she was. She would ride the biggest roller coasters and always insisted on being in the front seat. So when she saw the grate, she knew she had to jump.
She took a deep breath and ran towards the edge. Her heart was pounding in her chest. She could see the people on the other side, waiting for her. She was about to make the jump when she suddenly hesitated. What if she got hurt? What if she didn’t make it to the other side?
She was about to back out when she heard someone yell, “Jump! You can do it!” It was her best friend. She had always been there for her, cheering her on. She knew she could trust her.
She took another deep breath and jumped. As she felt herself falling, she knew she had made the right decision.