“I can’t wait until we get out there”, said James.
“Yeah, me too”, Bob replied as the bus pulled up the ski resort. Mr. Evans stood up and started handing out the ski tickets. When Mr. Evans got to Bob and James he said, “Stay safe kids”.
“Yeah, we know”, said James as they ran off the bus.
“All teachers care about is safety”, replied Bob.
“ I know, right? It’s not like we're going to get hurt or anything”, said James. They got their snowboards from the bottom of the bus and walked quickly to the hill.
“Want to start with the big one?”, asked Bob.
“I don’t think so, I’m not very good”, said James.
“Come on you big baby it’s not that big, you can do it”.
“Fine, but we have to go slow”.
“Okay, sure” Bob said as he started to put on his snowboard. They started to walk over to the ski lift. James looked up at the hill and realized it was much bigger than he thought it was. As they got to the ski lift the guy that was helping people get on said, “Hope you little kids know what you're doing”.
“We’re not little kids”, replied Bob,”we’re 12”.
“Okay, let's go”, he said as he pointed to the chair approaching them quickly. They hopped on unprepared when the chair reached them. On they way up, James looked over the side. “Dang” he thought, “that’s a steep hill”. After about 4 more minutes they finally got to the top. Bob explain to James how to get off the ski lift. James got off ok, but fell on the lift dismount. They started securing their loose foot into the snowboard binding when a teenager rode past them and said “Watch out kids”.
“What a loser”, Bob said to James. They stood up and started down the hill. Bob got out in front of James before he said, “Wait up”. Bob slid to a stop as James caught up. On the way down, Bob went over jumps and rails as James just went straight down, falling every once in awhile. The older kids zoomed by them one after another. They reached a 2-way path and decided to take the path where the other kids weren't going, not seeing the Do Not Enter sign nailed to the tree. After a while, Bob started to notice that nobody was passing them, and loose sticks were in the dirty snow underneath them. All of a sudden the hill got really steep. They both tried to slow down but it was too icy. They were going really really fast.
“I can’t stop!” yelled James. He looked up and noticed it was very dark. All the lights were out up ahead.
“Try to fall and that will stop you”, James heard Bob yell right before he heard him crash into the hard snow. “Aghhhhhhh” Bob cried out in pain. James dove into the ground, pain screeching through his back. After a minute of laying on the ground, James realized that his snowboard was down the steep hill and had come off. He stood up, trying to forget about the pain in his back. Then he started walking up the hill, looking for Bob. It was nearly impossible to see him in the dark forest.