The loud thunder of the cars going over the bridge behind Jamie made the concrete tremble beneath her feet, but she ignored it. Her back was to the busy highway, facing instead the river that flowed below her. Her dark curls were tossed a bit in the gentle wind, just enough to muse her hair. Her eyes were dead and lifeless as she took another step. Her bare toes were on the edge of the bridge. She looked down at the fast moving river. One more step, and it would all be over. Everything would be done and she'd be able to forget. She touched the tiny silver locket around her neck as the tears started again. The never ending tears, it felt like she'd done nothing but cry for the last six months. She was tired of crying. She was tired of feeling sad. She was just tired. She took a deep breath and lifted her head a bit. "One more step." She whispered to herself. She could remember saying that to Marcie one day. "come on Marice, just one more step! I promise, the surprise is worth it!" This time though, there was no surprise at the end, no waiting birthday present. Just peace. After just one more step.