“Deep inhale, slow exhale and repeat.”

The doctor tells you to repeat until you have calmed down.

But what happens when you are never calm no matter how much you breathe.

The struggle to catch your breath as you slowly drown under the sea of stress.

No matter how hard you swim, you feel as if you will never see the sky again.

Wait, what is that bright yellow speck above me?

The closer I get to the speck, the warmer and brighter it gets,

As I swim towards the speck I feel something tug on my ankle,

It is pulling me down deeper and deeper.

I try to swim away knowing that I will never escape this creature.

I still can’t catch my breath, and I look down to see a girl pulling me down.

She strikes the familiar grin that I saw when she pulled me under the first time.