The window creaks opened.

Nobody is watching.

No one is awake.

It's now or never.

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I step onto the balcony.

The night purrs invitingly.

My response is a pained sigh.

Do I really want to do this?

It's now or never.

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I stare into the distance.

I brace myself.

It's now or never.

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I let myself drop.

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A thump signals landing.

I didn't want to do this.

Darkness overtakes me.

It was now or never.