How should I start? "How long have you been up here Mia?" She sniffled and answered in a weak voice, "I don't know. A couple of hours." Christ. This girl wasn't serious about jumping. She's just up here having a pity party. Too bad for her, there's only one way down now.
I got seriously pee-oed when I realized what I would have to do. If I wanted to get up there and do my business, I had to talk this girl into jumping. Jesus H. I don't want to hurt anyone! Why do these things always happen to me?
"So why don't you tell me why you're doing this." I started. She got defensive immediately. "Why? So you can try and talk me out of it?" She still didn't get it about the ladder. "Well," I said, "not really."