There i was, walking along the road. The sun was high and the heat burned my skin like coal. I knew where I was heading to. I knew my direction. I knew how many miles it would take to get there. I have everything computed. I knew how many days it will take for me to get there. I knew the journey would be painful but it will be worth it to reach the destination.
From the corner of my eyes, I saw a glistening lake. I stopped and looked at the road ahead. the heat, the distance, the time. Then i took a look at the stream. I looked at the hammock and the trees beside the lake. I looked at the promise of shade, rest and refreshments. I took one quick glance at the road and thought to myself, I could stay here by the lake. So I started walking towards the lake. I was pretty soon, cut off by an alligator. I was staring in fear. I felt like my heart would pop out of my chest. The alligator stared back at me with its eyes. I knew it was ready to pounce anytime. Then alligator closed its eyes and didn't move. I thought it was asleep. I thought its finally safe to walk towards the lake. the beautiful, promising lake. so I walked slowly careful not to wake up the sleeping creature. as i drew my face closer to the water, i heard a loud snap and i had to run away as fast as i could. the promises the lake held, were all but fake. The trees turned out to be made of cardboard. The hammock had a huge hole in the middle. and the crystal clear lake, cradled thousands of creatures waiting for their next victim.
I soon reached the same familiar road again. The sun was still high. My skin was still burning. But this time, I couldn't way fast enough towards the destination. I could smell the stench of sweat on my skin. I could taste tears running down my lips from my eyes. My eyes are getting grey now from the extreme dehydration. I see hallucinations of water, lakes and even rain. I'm still far from finishing this journey. Still millions of miles away from that destination. Almost at the end of my strength. But I will keep on walking. I will crawl if i have to. I will take every dying breath till i reach that destination, even if i die in the process.
Drinking: hot chocolate