What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

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As we laid unconscious on the white, crystallized sand, Bob arose. He quickly scanned his mysterious surrounding trying to recall what had happened, until his eyes met the broken pieces of the A971 in the water. “Everyone wake up! Wake up please!” he sobbed, tears rushing down his face. As he yelled, my eyes flew open. I quickly looked around at our suspicious surrounding and found the beach was coloured with unconscious bodies, about 8 in total. Soon enough, everyone started waking up- wanting answers. As I got up, memories rushed through my head of the sudden crash. “Make sure you call your father right away once you get to the airport, and are you sure you've got everything? Have you got your ticket? Did you brush your teeth?! Dave did you change your-” “Mom, I've been flying over to dad every summer since I was 5, I think I would be used to this after 12 years.” “I know, just be careful. Now put on your seat belt, you’re gonna be late for your flight”. I buckled my seat belt as i chatted with Bob, the mechanic, who i had just met. All of a sudden, the pilot's voice played through the tiny speakers on the side of the plane and my mind went blank. Next thing I knew, I was in the middle of a panicking mess. “Calm down, calm down, everything's going to be okay, Bob”. I assured him, as i ran up and provided support as he gradually knelt down. People were casually getting up with questioning expressions, and soon enough i was back in the middle of a panicking mess. “Everyone calm down, we’ve just had a minor accident but I’m sure everything will be okay and we should be back to schedule right away. We just-” “There's no signal here!” a woman interrupted the pilot, as she stared disappointingly at her phone. Without any h... ... middle of paper ... ... At some points, I felt as if I had no more strength and I was going to drown, yet before I knew it, I was a few feet away from the boat. Once I reached it, I started hitting the side ferociously and soon enough I was pulled aboard. “...and so I dived into the water and swam here.” I explained to the boat's crew, as we sailed back to the island. Once back, I was regarded with smiling faces, cheering with cheerfulness. “You're definitely a life saver, Dave, thank you”. Said Bob as he pat me on the back. Soon enough we were all aboard the boat sailing back to the nearest island with an airport, where we all said our goodbyes. “-and so I'm here.” I finished, as I retold the experience to my dad. “Wow, you must be exhausted”. “I am, but at the same time I'm actually quite happy it all happened- you know what they say, 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger'”.

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