I think the hardest thing is when you can’t do… anything.
Desires – Travelling
By Fzzy and Tera S
She was about to answer him when he collapsed to the ground in front of her. She moved quickly to his side and then said, “Easy…. Easy now… You’re hurt you dummy… Come on… Up on your feet a moment…”
She helped him stand and then moved him over to the fire he had started. Laying him on the ground beside it she said, “Just relax a bit… I have some stuff with me…” She then undid the strap of her helmet and pulled it from her head. She was pretty, slim faced and fair skinned, the light from the fire flickering over her as she shook her head a bit. After she put her helmet on the ground next to him, she returned to her bike and pulled it from the side of the road to stand beside his own.
Then she concentrated on what needed to be done in that moment for the two of them. Working quickly she unstrapped a backpack from her machine and slung it over her shoulder. The sound of her steps in the darkness around him were clear as she came back to him and said, “Talk to me… Where are you going? What’s your name?”
She found a clear patch of ground and pulled a mini-tent from her things and worked to set it up. As she did she asked, “How much pain are you in?”It took her about ten minutes, but soon a small black two person tent was set up. She pulled a tightly rolled up air mattress from another bag, after unrolling it, she opened the self-inflating valve and put it inside. Another bag and a sleeping bag went into the tent as well.
Then she came back to him and said, “I’m going to take you into the tent and lay you down in there for a bit… Where are your things? Don’t try to do anything in there until I can help you alright?”
Then with a bit of a struggle she got him into the tent and made him lay down on the sleeping bag, She unzipped her leather jacket and folded it up into a pillow that she put under his head.
She looked into his eyes, “Just relax… You aren’t alone…”
You can’t fix everything… You do what you can, no matter what.