"Ryan, man, come down, please . . . step down. Enough is enough, this ain't a joke any longer . . . "
Ryan smiled as he put a leg on the other side of the railing.
"Please, just listen to me . . . here, grab my hand . . . not here, don't do this to yourself in school . . . not in school, for heaven's sake . . . What are you doing?"
The second leg went on the other side of the railing.
"Ryan! RYAN! What are you doing? . . . Come back this instant! What in the hell is wrong with you? . . . Hey, can you hear me? . . . Grab my hand, Ryan. . . Ryan! RYAN!"
Ryan turned and smiled. A slow sad smile illuminated his calm face. His serene eyes were glistening, swollen red.
"Stop this madness, Ryan, please. . . Ryan! Wait, RYAN!"
Ryan let go of the railing.