Kate’s POV

Why does this have to happen to me?

My Leo, my poor Leo. I don’t even know if he is alive.

After Leo got washed into the sea, I promptly collapsed. The last I remembered was Bill carrying me to the lifeboat. I don’t know what happened between then and when I woke up.

It’s been only 2 hours since I woke up. The lifeboat we are on was not in great shape. It was surprising to see that it was holding up.  Bill was too busy to talk. I couldn’t see the other lifeboat as well. There were only few of us in this lifeboat. Maybe there used to be more. I don’t know.

The constant bobbing of the boat made me sick. I longed for fresh air and land. One of the crew members, Dave I think, said that it was best for me to shut my eyes tight and sleep.

I tried sleeping but there was so much running in my head that I couldn’t. At least not for a long time. I woke up to Bill shouting out orders. I saw that we were nearing land. I was thankful.

On reaching the land, Bill and his crew started to set up camp. I was surprised to see the number of things that the lifeboat contained.

The island, I presume was totally isolated. A dense forest was to my back while I stared out to the endless sea. Birds and rabbits were our only companions. The men found ample fish in the few ponds that were present not far too deep in the forest. They also killed few rabbits. It was disheartening to watch.

I tried to keep myself busy. I could cut wood as good as any strong man and that is what I set to do. Out there in that part of the woods I was all by myself. I was enjoying the serenity and I felt so grateful to breathe fresh air.

But my thoughts kept wavering to Leo. The day I first met him,  the day he had asked me out, the day he kissed me for the first time and all those memories and feelings hit me like a flood. I started to weep. I knew that Leo had survived. He was out there, God knows where. I wanted to see him again, I wanted to feel safe in his arms and I just wanted to be with him again.

Before I could sit down to gather my thoughts, a hand covered my mouth and the other tugged at my waist and I was pulled backwards.

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