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16 March 2007 @ 09:51 pm
I -said- ...  
"I'm afraid you'll never walk again..." the doctor told Mark.

Mark was devastated at first. For weeks and weeks, he did almost nothing but sleep. Then, eventually, and so, so slowly, he began to form his resolve.

He worked, day and night... Every spare moment, he performed endless series of exercises that were designed to increase neural response, strengthen bone, tone muscle...

Months and months blended into years... And still he worked.

A lifetime later, at least, he found himself standing on the precipice of success or failure... He gripped the steel rails and hoisted himself up, and slowly, cautiously, and with great courage, he released the rails... With ultimate care, he lifted one foot from the floor to take his first step.

His concentration was absolute. His resolve, admirable.

There's no way he could have seen the doctor approaching with the sledgehammer...
 
 
Scene:: a clinic on the dark side
 
 
 
Random Randomnessmythchief on March 17th, 2007 11:50 am (UTC)
Ah! And already my day feels a little drearier.