All I Need to Be

All I Need to Be - Fireflight

All I need to be is their stronghold. All I need to be is their shelter. All I need to be is everything they expect me to be. And it's got me wondering if I really am all I need to be.

They're all standing there, waiting for me to say something. It's as though they expect me to be the strong one, the one who will lead us out of this mess. I shift nervously from foot to foot and open my mouth, trying to say something, anything.

"What are we supposed to do now?" Oceana whispers, her eyes reflecting the worry that I feel in my heart.

With a sigh, I ram my hand against the wall, determined not to show my weakness.

Emerson lays his hand on my shoulder. "All we need you to do is - "

"I know, I know!" I feel all my emotions choking up my throat, and my body shakes with stress and despair. We're all going to die if I don't think of something quickly.

So...it comes down to this, I suppose. The breaking point. The point of no return. If I can't come up with a plan, then we'll be history. I look up and meet the expectant eyes, the eyes that belong to souls that expect me to be the strong one.

Taking a deep breath to clear my head, I close my eyes, trying to hold back the impending tears. But it's no use. The icy tears squeeze from between my lashes, and I bury my head in my hands.

"Please..." I whisper. "I can't do this alone. I can't be all I need to be."

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