“Dragons don’t exist.” “Tell it to the one you’re looking at.”
She sank straight down. I’m going to die. I am going to F-ing die. Really Willow is this the time to watch your language, you’re dying? Her head popped up above the water as her body felt ice cold. How long would she last before her energy gave out and she died? How was she above the water?
“Wait! Help me! He threw me overboard!” She waved her arms hoping to catch the attention of the couple she could see looking over the rails.
“Help me!” They walked away never even looking at her. The ship was leaving her behind when would they notice she wasn’t on board? Never, they never noticed her when she was on board. Her body slumped, she was going to die.
“Willow.” She shook her head. Why? Because she was hearing voices again.
“Willow.” Okay, this wasn’t funny she didn’t want to die with imaginary voices in her head.
“What!” She screamed not being able to take any more of what was happening.
She looked down to see nothing but water under her, but she wasn’t in the water. She was kneeling on something she couldn’t see. What was happening?
“Where are you?” She looked around trying to find a boat or even another survivor who had been tossed over. Nothing but dark sea faced her. “I don’t see you.”
“I’m not there.”
“I really am crazy.”
“You’re sane, but I understand why you might think you’re crazy.”
“What am I floating on?”
“Your power saved your life.”
“I don’t have any power.”
“That’s a discussion for a different day. Right now all that matters is that you’re not dying.”
“The ship left me. I can’t even see it anymore. I’m going to die. What happens when I don’t have water, or a wave crushes me or sharks knock me off and decide to have a tasty Willow snack?”
“Are you tasty?”
“Definitely.” She gave a smile because whoever her imaginary friend was had a deep voice that was slightly gravelly. He must be the male she was hoping to meet on the ship. At least she would die with hot lusty thoughts in her mind.
“Lie Down Willow and get some sleep, I’ll watch over you.”
“Thank you, imaginary voice.” She laid down surprised to see whatever was keeping her out of the water was large enough for her to lay on.