As you kick, you realize the surface is not in view. You begin to panic. It’s too late to go back and try to get out through the door now.
You breath in deep. The warm water fills your lungs. It feels like you’re drowning in the water. What were you thinking? Was this really going to work? Did you really expect to be able to breath the water in through your lungs? Questions race through your head.
You’re panicking. You calm yourself. You kick less furiously. You start to calm your mind.
The water doesn’t seem so foreign to your lungs anymore.
You cannot hear the wailing scream of the chained woman from below.
Everything feels in its place.