'accidental' meeting. Once he realizes what he is doing, Levi decides to row across the lake and forget any future plans to meet the intriguing Melody. We catch up to him while he is in the rowboat.
Today's prompt is glass.
The island grew larger as the boat’s nose slipped into a shallow, gravely area that served as a beach. It wasn’t his intention to visit the island, but here he was. He stepped out of the boat into the chilly water to pull the rowboat ashore. The first time he visited his island sanctuary alone he’d made that mistake of leaving the rowboat among the rocks as if it’d stay like a trained dog. After a brief exploration of the place, his heart sank as he’d sighted the rowboat drifting back to the pier, similar to a horse returning to its barn.
There was no chance of the boat disappearing on the small lake. He remembered the despair he felt, knowing that Roy would have to rescue him from the spit of land. At the time, he cursed himself and the island for causing his dilemma. His expectation was for Roy to come rowing across the lake, irritated that he even bothered to take his brother’s child to raise. The pain felt similar to a broken glass splinter wedged into his already bruised spirit. Why had he thought that, since his uncle never raised his voice or even argued, except for the last time. It was probably their only disagreement.
The thought of their acrimonious parting caused his stride to quicken. His prosthesis slipped on a few stones on the ground, causing him to pitch forward. A quick grab at a nearby sapling slowed his descent.
“Hell” The word popped out as his body landed heavily. “That’s what I get for rushing around. Roy warned me an impulsive action often led to regret.” Levi sighed and picked up the stone near his hip and threw it. “You were right. I should have listened.”
He sat enjoying the sun’s rays. No heat in the sunlight, but it beat sitting in a hospital bed.