The air was cool against my face. I promised myself I wouldn’t look back, but my wolf never made that promise. Her head turned and our gaze looked back at the castle. I watched as lights began to turn on, alighting the path he was taking as he searched for me. I heard a howl pierce the air and alarm bells begin to toll. Una instinctively took a step back and her paw felt the edge. She turned her head to look at her paw, pulling my gaze with her. I’m not strong enough to leave, she said to me, I am still pulled toward him. She turned to peer over the edge. I’d rather die than stay there, I said as I spoke to her within our shared mind, JUMP!
The last thing I remember is the feeling of the air enveloping every part of us. I finally felt completely the thing I had been searching for… freedom. The cool water below opened its arms in embrace, pulling us in to the darkness.