Chapter 0:


As Bright As Rain

What is the probability of me saving you? What will it cost? My life? Your life? I honestly do not know what to expect.

“Hey,” she said, with tears in her eyes. “Thank you for trying your best. I’m so grateful for you.”

Don’t do it. Please don’t do it. Think about what will happen.

Time stood still in that moment and in that moment alone. All I could think about was her and what more I could’ve done to save her.


The blaring noise from the train was deafening. I couldn’t hear myself think. She stood on the train tracks with her arms wide open like she wanted a hug. There was nothing I could do at that point. My mind went completely blank. My body felt like it was in an endless spiral.

I ran as fast as I could and I reached my hand out, but it was too late.

She was gone.

I fell to my knees in horror. Tears streamed from my face in complete disbelief and terror. Her body and blood splattered all across the train tracks and her lifeless laid motionless on the ground a mile away. All I could do was sit and watch as I lost someone that I truly care about. Someone that meant something to me. I couldn’t help but run over to her.

Rushing to her body, I pushed and shoved people out of the way.

I finally reached her, and I looked at her, and I almost lost it.

“Please! Go back…” I said. “Go back!! Give me another chance!”

Everything went black. It felt like someone had stabbed me in the chest with a sharp knife as my body fell to the ground.

Syed Al Wasee