UnleashedPublished On: 11-02-2016 19:33
She felt a small twinge of what might be guiltiness but she ruthlessly shoved the useless emotion aside. She wouldn’t back off the plan. Today she was sixteen. She wore her most innocent smile and walked straight towards the dark shape of a building to ask for her gift.
One-two-three-four and for a long one-and-a-half seconds a sharp white light was up the sky reflecting on the waves. She many times dreamed of a huge tsunami, a breaking force so forceful that would cover the ghostly building of the lighthouse blowing away everything so she would be free to run after her dreams.
Sometimes a war and invading troops on the seashore, bombs and bullets flying around and soldiers shouting with anger seemed a more definite solution to her problem and every time the lighthouse’s sharp rocks felt more solid than her imaginative release to the free world.
She was doomed in that edge of the world guarding the open sea and the passing by ships.
When she saw the boat she thought it wasn’t for real . She was waiting the next flash with her heart biting faster than ever. She shouted and shouted her voice sweeping away by the winds. She run up the lighthouse’s balcony. Dad was already flushing his hand light towards the boat holding the thick ropes that he threw to help them get out on the shore. He looked at her and no words came out of his mouth.
She run down and held the freezing hands of a teenage boy and a girl of no more than ten years old , white of fear, was shivering in her arms. She covered them with blankets. She couldn’t even pretend an innocent smile any more.