I probably should be doing some work for school, but this story is all I could think about. I hope this works out, enjoy :)
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Quick Flash Back from the last one:
It seemed like it took hours to get out of the woods, but we stepped out of the woods and onto the edge of the homestead. Aaron was starting to turn pale, and his breathing seemed like it was different then it had been. I knew that I needed to get him to the house, but was afraid that he wouldn't fair well with me running.
I looked into his eyes and made a quick decision.
"Aaron, I am going to set 你 down and go get help. I don't think 你 should 移动 until 你 are properly looked at." I 说 as I began to set him on the soft grass.
"No. No. NO! Don't leave me here alone. Please don't leave me here. I'm ok, just keep going. I won't say anything, just get me back to the house." The panic was very obvious in his voice, and I knew that leaving him here even for a short while would not be helpful to anyone.
I readjusted him in my arms, trying to get a better grip while trying not to hurt him.
We walked about 30 feet closer to the house when I began yelling for anyone that could hear me.
"HELP!! HELP!! Please!! Someone!!" I yelled until my voice was beginning to go out. I knelt to the ground, my own fatigue beginning to come through. I set Aaron down and fell to the ground 下一个 to him.
It seemed like hours, but people began flooding out of the house/barns running to help, all with a similar look of fear on their faces.
I laid on the ground looking around trying to make sense of what was going on, here was what I knew for sure.
1) My brother Aaron and I went into the woods against our fathers direction hoping to find what was killing our live stock.
2) Aaron was attacked 由 something, I wasn't sure what but I knew that it was something large. It had hurt him pretty badly and he wasn't able to walk so I had to carry him out of the woods.
3) I walked as far as I possibly could yelling for anyone to come help us before I fell exhausted from the long hike with the added weight of Aaron.
4) People were running out to help, yelling things that I couldn't make out.
I knew that mother and sisters had run out of the house, yelling something. Mother ran as fast as she could over to Aaron and I, dropping to her knees beside him looking at his injuries. My sisters Patty and Carol came over and knelt 下一个 to me. They both sat 下一个 to me fussing, trying to figure out what could be wrong.
I pushed them both away, telling them that I was fine and that they should go help mom with Aaron because he was worse then me.
"Emmett, 你 are not fine. 你 walked out of the woods carrying Aaron, yelling loud enough to wake the dead, and collapsed as we all came out of the house." Carol 说 as she pushed with all her weight making me lie down again.
"Now, be a good patient and lie still!" Patty demanded as she began looking at my arms looking for any injuries.
"I'm fine, leave me be!" I 说 as I tried to sit up again.
"Let him be." My father 说 as he walked over and stood 下一个 to us.
My sisters began to argue until they saw the anger and fear in his eyes. They both began to stand and walked over to help mother with Aaron.
I focused on my father and began to stand up. I didn't realize that I was beginning to sway until Benjamin came over and put an arm around my shoulders.
"I think 你 should take him in the house and get him in bed." Father 说 as he turned to look at the group that was surrounding my injured brother.
I leaned against Ben and let him help me in the house. Even though I knew that I was fine and that nothing had happened to me, I needed the extra help since I was feeling both emotionally and physically exhausted.
We made it to the bedroom before I collapsed onto the 床, 床上 with my clothes on. I sat there staring at the ceiling trying not to think about how bad Aaron had looked when I found him, however; every time I closed my eyes all I could see was him hurt, lying on the ground in the clearing.
I closed my eyes, glad that I was the only one in the room because my memories and emotions all came at me at once. Aaron lying on the ground, his fear and panic that whatever had hurt him would come back, the turn of his foot and the cry of pain that escaped him when he tried to stand. All of this hit me at once and I began to cry. I couldn't stop, I knew that father had raised all of us to be strong, and I knew that crying wouldn't help anything. I was just about to reach for my hankerchief when someone handed me the sqare of cloth.
I looked up at Benjamin and saw that he was not going to mock me for whatever happened 或者 was 说 the rest of the night. I nodded at him and began to wipe my eyes when I heard everyone rush in the house. There was a loud crash as I assumed that someone had just cleared the 表 of everything so they could put Aaron on it and begin cleaning his wounds.
I sat up trying to hear what was going on when I heard loud footsteps on the stairs. It was about a 分钟 later that my father and brothers burst through the door.
"What the hell happened tonight Emmett?" My father 说 as he came over and sat on the foot of my bed.
"I know that I told all of 你 to stay out of the woods and not do anything foolish. I thought that all of 你 had listened until 你 came walking out of the woods. 你 near gave your mother quite a fright." He 说 with both anger and fear in hia voice.
I sat on the bed, my head down looking at my hands knowing that I had about 6 pair of eyes looking at me. I tried to think of an answer that wouldn't get us into 更多 trouble, but I knew that I needed to tell the truth and deal with the consequences.
"I don't know dad, honestly. We thought that we could go out and find the animal, I followed a few sounds when I heard something crawling in the brush." I 说 quickly, as the tears began to well up in my eyes again. I had to clear my throat before I could continue.
"I walked around trying to find whatever it was in the brush and when I came around the Oak 树 he was lying there. I thought he was dead, oh dad it was horrible." I 说 my voice cracking as I thought of him lying on the ground looking so small and hurt.
"I went to him and tried to help him stand, but his foot was bad and he couldn't stand. He was so scared that whatever did this was going to come back that I knew he would have to be carried. I just wanted to get both of us home, I wanted him to be looked after and I knew that here is where we needed to go." I 说 as I took a deep breath before contining.
"I remember walking out of the woods, I tried to put him down but he was so scared still. I walked as far as I could before I collapsed to the ground." I shook my head, ashamed that we defied an order and that Aaron could be killed because of my decision.
It was quiet for a few 分钟 before anyone spoke again. I knew that all of them were processing what I just told them.
It was quiet for a few mintes before we all heard Carol yelling for us to come down and help. There was a loud crash, followed 由 Aaron screaming in pain. All I could understand was him yelling that he had to get 首页 before the 熊 came back for him.
My father stood up, looking me in the eye before leaving the room.
"We are not finished discussing this, your mother needs all of our help right now." He 说 as he walked out the door.