“It’s completely fine let’s keep going” replied Bryan calmly.
I unconvinced trusted him so we carried on.
It had not been even 10 minutes; we started to feel the earth tremble as if an earthquake had struck.
Suddenly, tons of snow began to flooding down towards us; I bellowed at the top my voice:
“Avalanche, run Bryan”
Terrified we scurried like two beetles searching for food, the only difference being was that we were looking for shelter.
Regardless of how hard we tried to escape the wrath we were soon caught by the lightning pace of the snow.
Once caught the great force of the snow bullied us tossing us around like two rag dolls.
I had no clue when this torment would end.
Then out of nowhere it came to sudden painful stop.
I wearily opened my eyes to see the great oak which had put an end to the torture.
I felt as if I had run into a brick wall. I had no idea where Bryan was. At this point realisation struck.
I started to panic, I screamed in desperation “BRYAN!” praying for a reply.
“Down here” after a short pause responded a beaten voice.
Relief overwhelmed my emotions I slowly approached Bryan still feeling the effects of the assault by Mother Nature.
I helped him and with great effort placed him under the guardian like tree.
“We need to leave immediately!” I said imperatively.
“Your right but i can’t my leg is twisted.” replied Bryan in an agonising voice.
I looked down at his right leg to see his it had been twisted to an abnormal.
Ironically, there was plenty of ice to treat his leg.
I grabbed my rucksack gave him some pain killer with what was left of our green tea.
I quickly realised that it was simply not possible for us to return to safety on our own terms.
I rummaged around the rucksack searching for my phone.
I quickly dialled the emergency number hoping that I would be able to connect.
Luckily I was I explained the situation.
I looked at Bryan and said
“Help is on its way.” looked up to the heavens in relief.
I took a deep breath and went and sat down underneath the tree that looked over us.
I recalled Bryan telling me it was completely safe to hike here.
I peered around the great oak and viewed the path of destruction left by the monster.
How he was wrong.