posted on Feb, 11 2009 @ 04:51 PM
The snow continued to fall as Jonathan worked his way towards Baker City
on his snowmobile. He realized that he'd probably fair much better on the
snowmobile than he would've using a car or truck. The highway was
completely void of any traffic whatsoever, as he kept a lookout for Jenny's
truck and a chance to flag it down.
Suddenly he saw her ! She was heading towards him when the truck began
to weave and slip, the snowy highway providing little or no traction. It
skidded across lanes, headed directly for him, causing him to swerve up
and over the bank ! At the same time the truck slid into a roll, turning over
on its side, and glided past him in quiet slow-motion, coming to rest 100
feet away in the rain gutter.
He ran over to the truck and climbed up to the cab, checking on Jennifer.
The engine was still on, the truck laying on its driver's side door, making
it difficult for him to assess her condition because she was in a heap down
there at the bottom. He yanked the passenger door up and open, crawling
down to reach the ignition, and shut off the engine. Jennifer looked bad !
Her face was bloody, as were her hands. She appeared to be unconscious.
He tried unsuccessfully to get her seatbelt to unlock. Just as he was about
to give up and go for help, the seatbelt lock clicked and she was free.
Slowly and painfully he pulled her up and out of the cab, his strength
increased two-fold by his fear for her life.
He sat beside her in the snowbank until she regained consciousness, her
voice shakey and scared as she talked. "Oh Jonathan, I'm so sorry. I'm
not going to make it this time. It started again ! The pain ! My head feels
like it's going to explode ! They've found me again Jon! They've found me!"
As he got ready to respond, she screamed terribly, and passed out. He
looked around for a place to shelter her but there was nothing. And then
he saw the rain gutter that ran under the highway ! He picked her up and
threw her over his shoulder, then ran like hell for the entrance. Once
there, he put her down, dragging her on into the damp darkness.