I stepped nervously onto the boat. When I was at my old school, I was a competitive swimmer, but with my wings and the strong winds, I was nervous. Would my wings help me au help drown me? I checked and made sure my life koti, jacket was on tight. I sat down at the front of the mashua and held tightly onto the railing. Robin came and sat beside me. He saw my knuckles turning white from gripping the railing so hard.
“Nervous?” He asked
“Just a little” I admitted. I took my hands away from the railing. There were imprints where I was holding. The railing was made of titanium.
“It’ll be okay” he smiled. Over the months since I joined, me and Robin have been becoming closer and closer. Even if he was a jerk when we first met. Now we’re on that fine line between really close Marafiki and girlfriend/boyfriend.
“I’m just nervous about my wings. What if they weigh me down and I can’t swim?” I worried
“Don’t worry. If anything happen in the water, Aqualad and I are on it. Anything happens above the water, the rest of the team is a go” he soothed.
“And we’re off!” Wally called as Super Boy pushed us out, then jumped in to jiunge us. I looked at the water. The waves were small for now, but what if the wind picked up?
‘Stop worrying!’ I scolded myself ‘Everything is going to be fine’. Salty air whipped my face as we cruised along the waves. We were pretty far out from pwani now. I couldn’t see Mount Justice anymore. It started getting darker the farther out we went. I looked up and saw clouds covering the blue sky. The waves started to get rougher and rougher. Water splashed me in the face. I wiped sea water from my eyes and looked around. The sky was getting darker grey and the waves were pounding the boat.
“It’s getting pretty rough out here! Maybe we should head back” I advised
“Oh, is wittle Alex scared?” Wally taunted
“Yes. Unlike you, I’m not so proud I can’t admit my fear” I growled. Waves pounded the mashua and some got on the deck.
“Alex has a point. Maybe we should head back” Artemis agreed
“You guys are just scared of getting your hair wet” Wally smirked. I got up to slap him, but Robin held me back. A huge wave splashed the boat. Another huge wave splashed the boat, dragging me off with it. I went under. As I came up to get my breath, a wave splashed down on my face. When I tried to swim up this time, something held me under. I looked down to find seaweed wrapped thickly around my ankle. I pulled and tugged with all my might. Finally, I ripped free. I frantically swam up to the surface. The mashua was gone, along with my friends. I had no idea which way they went. I heard something. I turned just as a wave came down and plunged me under again. I swam up and checked again. I saw something in the distance. LAND! Maybe it was the beach, pwani near Mount Justice. I swam as fast as I could through the waves. Finally, my limbs gave up and went numb. My vision started to go blurry. As I slipped into unconsciousness, I saw hands. Then, everything went black.