Glimpse of Death
By Rebecca Ismornung
Tough Lives http://www.toughlives.com
I remember thinking, “this is the day I die!”
I was losing so much blood and struggling to stay awake if I slept, it would mean death for me because I would keep force on my wound. I looked and Clare’s body was lying next to me. She was definitely dead. The bear had got her right on the neck. There was no way she would have survived that.
We were camping at the Northern Rainforest Alaska. This had been our second night. We would never have known that this would turn out to be the worst night of our lives. The first night had been so much fun. We had shared stories all night under the moon, on our camping chairs.Moon Lence Outdoor Ultralight Portable Folding Chairs with Carry Bag Heavy Duty 242lbs Capacity Camping Folding Chairs Beach Chairs
That night had been magical. It was the night Sebastian proposed to me. I remember all the words he said when he was down on that knee. I remember the tears of joy that he shed while he asked me to be his wife. I remember how I cried uncontrollably and how immensely happy I was. Clare and David were so happy for us. They had been there throughout our love story.
I could feel the tears leave my eyes when I saw Sebastian’s body. It was so painful seeing him like that. I could literary see his backbone. The Grizzlies has graciously ripped into his back. Stripped all his flesh and left him there to do, then came to me.
Sebastian had told me to run when the bear approached us by the fire. He was the first one to recognize it as a Grizzlies, and he told us that they were the worst kind of bears. I started running until I heard him screaming and I had to go back. And that’s when I saw strip into his back. Sebastian turned his head and me and tried to run.
I couldn’t I took a stone and threw at it. It came right after me. I tried to run and it sunk its teeth in my left leg. I screamed so hard Clare came running back. By the time Clare got there the bear was attacking me to my stomach. When it so her, it left me to attack her.
I remember crawling to the camp chair when I heard it left. I groaned and screamed when I lifted myself on the chair. I had never experienced such kind of pain in my life. All I did was cry when I thought of how brutally my fiancé and best friend had died, that memory was going to haunt me for the rest of my days. I was sure of that.
David was still alive; I could hear him growl. The chair had good back support, it held me through the night, and the leg caps kept me from sinking into soft soil. I hope the breathable fabric would help contain me, and it did.
By morning, my vision was blurry, but I remember seeing a team of people taking David into the ambulance. The lady attending me kept telling me to stay with her. Two days later, lying in the hospital, Sebastian’s mom came into my room. Seeing her, I lost it!