Just when I thought, he was the one, I was in the air. Confused, I landed with a thud in the freezing cold water and only then realized I had been bucked off. Shaken, but un-injured I got to my feet and looked around. The horse was no where to be seen so I started to head back to the barn.
Barn? PIPER! Alarms went off in my head I started sprinting up the shore line to where I had last seen my faithful friend. I got to the bush where the magic had started and couldn't seem to find Piper! Oh No, how could I have let something so horrible happen to my best friend, all for a horse that may not come back?
With tears dripping down my face I started back to the barn. What I didn't notice was that there was a 1000 lb animal following closely behind. It started to warm up a little as I got closer, but I didn't feel it.
Marcia, my friend ran up to me with a curious look on her face. "What?" I snapped at her. Startled she stepped back, but continued to stare curiously. "What?" I asked again. "Well, its just that, ummm, how should I put this? There are not one but TWO horses following you." She replied. Certaing she was playing a game, I spun on my heels and cried out in joy at the sight.
Piper AND my mysterious companion were right there. My cry must have been pretty loud because the horse - who I had decided to call Apollo - took off at top speed back down the trail.
With mixed emotions I left the barn and went home. In bed, my mind buzzed with millions of questions. Too tired to find the answers, I went to sleep deciding to answer them another day.
They say home is where the heart is. That must mean my home is ontop of an Angel getting ready to fly.