Cassidy is a 16 years old. She has been snowboarding since she was 7 years old. When she gets the chance to compete in the Winter Olympics, it is a once in a life time opportunity.
It was a brisk, autumn day in Washington. Cassidy was perched on the ski lift tumbling up the snowy mountain. When it reached the top, she jumped off and started soaring down the steep mountain. She swerved side to side, avoiding oncoming rocks and trees. As she swiftly swayed along, she reached a ramp. She prepared herself for the jump. As she lifted into the air, she felt free as a bird as the wind rushed through her auburn hair. She landed gracefully and continued to glide down the mountain. As she reaached the bottom, she slowed down.
After her snowboarding session, Cassidy met in the ski lodge to buy a few snacks. She met up with her friend, Liam.
"Hey, nice job out there" he chuckled.
"Thanks" Cassidy said, as she handed the cashier a five-dollar bill.
"Watcha got there?" Liam asked, peering over Cassidy's shoulder.
Cassidy was clutching a bag of doritos. She held it behind her back, knowing her sneaky friend would want a taste.
"Oh, nothing" Cassidy chirped.
"Oh really?" Liam smiled.
He grabbed the bag of chips.
"Just one!" Cassidy yelled. Liam opened the bag and took one chip. Cassidy took some too. They munched in silence.
"Well, I better get going" Liam waved goodbye.
"Oh Cassidy!" Cassidy's mother, Marrie cooed as she walked through the door.
"What?" Cassidy said.
"You have a letter...from Sochi, Russia"
Cassidy's jaw dropped.
"Um, would you like to see it?" Marrie asked. Cassidy shook her head out of her daze.
"Yes!" She shouted.
Marrie unfolded the letter and cleared her throat.
Dear Cassidy Wellington,
We would like you to take part in the 2014 Winter Olympics, which will be held in Sochi, Russia. Your sport is under snowboarding. The Opening Ceremony will be on Friday, February 7th. We will give you further details later. We look forward to seeing you.
Sochi Olympic Organizers
Cassidy stood in shock for a few moments.
Her mother teared up and nodded. She opened up her arms and gave Cassidy a huge hug.
"Well, will you do it?" She asked.
Cassidy had tears in her eyes. She nodded her head.
"Yes...yes I will"