"This sucks, I hate it here. I wish I were riding." I mumbled to myself, the quiet of the room driving nails into my skull. The crazy need to compete in my brain wanted me to just prove them all wrong and show them that I could, in fact, make it all the way home...Airports and all. "Challenge accepted." I muttered. "Alright now to just convince them." A thought, an idea came to my mind a brilliant one. One of the ideas that only I would do to myself no matter how much it hurt. I decided that I would walk out to where ever they all were and show them that I could do it and they couldn't say anything if they see me walking. Painfully I got up and slowly stood to my weakened legs. I wondered how long it would take me to get back into competitive riding shape after all this time off.
The first step I took actually didn't hurt as much as I thought it would. Actually it didn't hurt that bad at all. So I continued my journey. One foot in front of the other I took my first steps since the accident all that really hurt were my muscles from laying down for so long. When I got to the doorway I hesitantly looked down either side of the hallway. I couldn't see them but I could here my dad's loud booming voice somewhere around the corner. My bare feet were cold on the blue linoleum floor. It was quiet all except the patter of my feet and the distant sound of my father's voice. I followed the noise and eventually came around a corner and all three of them were seated in cozy looking chairs with coffee in their hands.
"Hey guys!" I said cheerfully.
"Ty! What in gods name are you doing up out of bed?" My mother yelled.
"I wanted to prove to you that I could walk just fine...I doesn't even hurt that much mom."
"Ty, you are to stubborn and you need to stop this crazy competitiveness thing you've always had. Just because I made a decision in your best interest doesn't mean I said you failed. You need to adjust your ears so when someone says something you don't hear that you failed."
Well I wasn't expecting a rant on that level, but at least I proved my point.