“Hold on, don’t let go.” He grunted, realizing he was losing his grip. The edge of the building he was hanging off of was more than twenty stories high.
Why did she do this? After all I have done for her? To leave me again.
rain had begun to pick up and he struggled just to hold himself up,
much less maintain his grip on her. But he couldn’t let go, no he
wouldn’t let go, never.
“Just let go. You can’t hold onto me
forever, Nathaniel.” She smiled. Her face showed no fear, but her eyes
told a story of regret.
“No,” he screamed. “No, I won’t let go, I can’t. Just hold on to me and I’ll pull us up.”
grip slipped again and he cursed under his breath. He flung his head
back and screamed to the sky, “Where are you? Help me, if you’ve ever
given a damn, help me know.” He knew he was skating on thin ice by
flinging such an insult toward heaven's majesty, but he was running out
I know we are at odds right now, but surely my
prayers will be heard. I’ve done so much for you father. Surely you’ll
answer, and let me save her this time.
He looked down into
her eyes and she smiled again. “Always on your timing Nate, but He never
left you. You left him. It’s time for me to go.” She twisted her hand
and he screamed again, tightening his grip.
“I can get us both out
of this. I can pull us up, there is still a chance; I can save us.” His
heart felt as if it might explode.
“You can’t save me or yourself Nate, only He can save. Goodbye, Brother.”
She closed her eyes and jerked back hard.
Nathaniel screamed as she slipped out of his grip and plummeting
twenty-five stories to her death. His heart exploded in his chest and
ceased to beat. The grief was overwhelming.
He closed his eyes and
tried to pull his own hand away from the ledge, but his fingers
wouldn’t obey his command. He wanted to taste death, to meet her head on
and feast on her promises.
“Is death so sweet you’d deny me
release?” Nathaniel yelled at that the sky. The heavens responded by
illuminating its breadth with shards of lightening and a great boom of
thunder. Nathaniel closed his eyes to protect them from the radiance of
“How dare you,” was the last thing Nathaniel heard before the warmth of the lightening penetrated his chest.