30. Troubled Waters, original chapter posted 1/16/07
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*Paulo, now on the ground, looks worried.*
Paulo: WHAT?! That’s what that splash was?!
*Paulo dashes towards the river.*
Paulo: We better catch him downstream before he-
*Daisy bursts into tears and covers her face.*
Daisy: Please, do SOMETHING!
*Mike continues struggling against the current.*
*Lucy runs closer and sees Mike panicking in the water.*
Mike: HELP!! HELP!!
*Lucy tears up, frightened.*
Lucy (thinking): I don’t know how to swim!!
*Lucy breaks off a branch from a tree with a courageous look.*
Lucy (thinking): But maybe if I..
*Mike looks up, surprised.*
*Lucy holds the branch over the water.*
Lucy: Grab on!!
*Mike grabs the branch.*
*Lucy braces herself, using all her strength to hold onto the branch.*
*Lucy cries out, distressed.*
Lucy: HANG ON!!
Lucy (thinking): Please.. don’t break.. please.. I’m begging you..!
*Lucy slips on a patch of mud. The branch slips from her hands as she stumbles.*
*The branch falls in the water. Mike reaches up his hand, crying out.*
*Mike’s head smacks into something with a loud thud.*
*Mike, appearing unconscious, is knocked around into a bunch of rocks as the current carries him further downstream.*
*Lucy looks on in horror. Yashy covers her eyes.*
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