My cheek stung like fire.
To make thing worse, the world around me was spinning into a blob of colors. I felt as if there was a weight in my stomach pressing me down. My heart was pounding so quickly, but it felt like it was beating in long, hard thumps. Whatever breath was left in me was coming out in short wheezes. I wanted to cry. I wanted to curl up in a ball and forget about everything around me. People began staring at me after what had happened, and I realized I needed to get somewhere safe. The problem was, I felt like I was going to fall over. Without giving it much thought, I run out the doors of the school. I know no one will chase after me or try to help me. It's always been this way.
I slump down on the short concrete wall surrounding the large tree in the front of the school. My hands begin shaking like a leaf. Here we go, I think to myself. The tears start flowing out of my eyes as quickly as my hands started shaking. My breathing was fitful and I made no effort to try to control it. I scolded myself for crying like a baby, and I told myself I should be stronger than this.
The cool wind flowed through my dark hair and chilled the tears upon my cheeks. I know it sounds stupid, but I just felt lost.
When I started thinking about what I did to end up like this, I swear I felt someone touch my back. I couldn't see anything because of my hair covering my eyes, but I felt someone gently rubbing my back. I tried to control my breathing and stop crying so I could see who it was touching me, but it was nearly impossible. It was as if I was drowning in a dark, dark pool.
I frantically wiped away my tears as I felt this person's gentle hand on my back. I was just about to look up when something stopped me. The wind ceased its gentle breeze and my cheek was no longer stinging. Then a soft, gentle voice whispered in my ear, "Breathe."
I lifted my head and realized no one was there. I searched all around me but found no trace of anyone ever coming near me. The wind began blowing again. All I did was take a deep breath in, and let every single worry and pain I was feeling leave my body when I breathed back out.
And that was all.