Here are our words today:
Her mind as sharp as a razor, she yelled at me to haul ass and shift myself.
I saw the snarling brute was just a few feet away, and grabbed the offered bar.
My arms ached from the effort of pulling myself up and it was only when we were both safe that adrenalin died and we both fell apart.
Years later we would be snuggled up by the hearth remembering that night as kids when she dared me to go scrumping with her.
Putting our feet up on the secondhand trunk we were using as a coffee table, the small scar was just visible where the farmer’s dog had nipped me.