"You were the only person close enough and this thing could only hold one person. If anyone else would've been closer, it would've been them. You just got lucky." Brad said, a bit harshly.
Ness looked down. "ohh..." she said. She was hurt by his harshness. It was starting to feel like old times, when he was always mean to her.
Brad sighed. "Just don't go thinking I'm a hero, or a nice guy. I'm not mean or a bully on purpose anymore, but that doesn't mean I'm going to go that much out of my way just to help you."
Ness held onto the wreckage and slid into the water and copied Brad by kicking. She winced as she squeezed the wreckage. "Im gonna help you. even if it mean trying to push this to that island."she told him and hept kicking.
"I'd much rather you stay out of the water." Brad said flatly. "I don't want to go attracting any predators with blood."
Ness nodded and climbed onto the wreckage. She faced the Island. "how long do you think until we get there?" she asked.
"At this rate, another ten to fifteen minutes until my feet touch ground." Brad guessed, although he was a bad judge of distance...and time.
Ness nodded again. She sat quietly. She looked down and stared ant her hand. She wondered where everyone was, if they were ok.
After twenty minutes, including a brief break, they made it all the way to shore.
Ness hopped off the wreackage and looked around. They were on a large island with trees and a mountain.
"We need to find a safe source of water as soon as possible." Brad said, walking with a slight limp. "And means of defending ourselves in case of hostile animals...and people..."
Ness saw Brad limp and walked over to him. "Are you ok? I saw you limp, maybe I should check it out for you."she suggested. She studied medical stuff at home and wanted to make sure he was ok.
Brad shook his head. "I twisted my ankle or something, I don't know. It's not a big deal Ness." He mumbled.
Ness shook her head. " sit tight. I'll be right back" she told him. she took off into the island and was back witha stick and a sharpened stick.
"I hope you're not planning to put me out of my misery quite yet." Brad said with a smirk. "If you want to take a look at my ankle, so be it, but I doubt you can help."
Ness giggled. "no... I brought u a stick to help u walk and the sharpstick is for me to use to hit things with." she explained. she handed him his stick.
Brad shrugged. "So did you happen to conveniently find a water source while you were finding these sticks?"
Ness nodded. "yes, in fact I did. There is a stream of clear water. looks safe to drink." she told him.
Brad nodded. "I suggest only one of us drinks from it first and wait to see if anything happens to them..."
"ok. I will drink from it then" she told him. Ness walked back over to the stream and drank the water. nothing happened. it tasted good though.