“Next!” blared the voice of the operator and I realized he was talking to me. I tried to revive my legs to move along but they wouldn’t budge, so a kind fellow gave me a shove from behind to help me along. I gazed at the massive tube in front of me. It looked like a giant soda can that’s logo on the front was cut out neatly in a perfect rectangle.
“Buddy we gotta long line, you wanna go or not?” In my heart the answer was without a doubt no, but the fact that Aiden actually did devour those four hot dogs in a single minute was the only reason I was even on top of that rickety, old tower. I was shivering out of my frozen swimsuit, but not because I was cold. The operator was staring at my chest as my heart was punching out of it. I nearly tumbled over my own mortified feet. I stumbled into the capsule and as the depressed operator slammed the door shut the air was sucked out like a vacuum. If the air outside was cold, this air felt 1000 times colder and I realized it was from the water I was about to be thrusted into. In that enclosed capsule, my heartbeat sounded louder than a jet flying 10 feet over my head. My legs were completely lifeless, I relied entirely on the slippery wall behind me for support. I could hear the operator outside,
“You ready kid?” I just stood there bloodless, praying my parents would buy me a nice coffin and suit for my funeral. The man didn’t even care if I responded, he just started a countdown,
FWOOSH! The floor completely disappeared from under my feet. I felt like I just jumped off a cliff and was falling to my death. I sensed the comforting feeling of the wall as it returned to my back and was slowly curving to lay me flat on it. Water was whipping into my eyes at 100 miles per hour and soon it had completely concealed my face. Scared for my life, I jerked my body up out of the water. I was sitting up on my back at the bottom of the slide, gasping for big gulps of air. It was the scariest, but most thrilling moment of my life, so I got up and did it again.