The Rollercoaster

So, what are we going to do next?


Step, step, step, step.


Stop.


Point.


Oh, uh…that one? Sure, that one looks…fun, I guess…are you sure?


Hesitation.


Gazing.


Hm…huh.


You know…the more I look at it, the more fun it looks. I’m in. Let’s go, let’s do it (…before I change my mind).


Determination.


Step, step, step, step…


Oh man, this is gonna be great!


Excitement.


…step, step, step, step…


Just look at those loops! And that hill?! I bet my stomach is going to get a million butterflies just from the drop alone!


Anticipation.


…step, step, step, step…


What was I even afraid of anyways? I love these things! I’ve been on dozens of them, and I haven’t died yet, so there’s nothing to worry about.


Courage.


…step, step, step, step.


Stop.


Okay…well, now’s arguably the least fun part. Anyone have any line-waiting game ideas? We could play Eye Spy, or 20 Questions, or the Alphabet Game…although we already played that one twice today. Anyone have a preference?


Optimism.


Step.


Stop.


Step.


Stop.


Step, step...


Stop.


Sheesh…this line is super long. I hope we make it onto the ride before something happens, like with that other one this morning, breaking down or something like that. I just really hope there aren’t any issues like that again.


Worry.


Step (again).


Stop (again).


Tap tap tap tap.


Huff.


Sigh.


WHY is this taking so long?! We’ve been waiting for, like, EVER!


Impatience.


Clank.


Clank.


Clank.


FINALLY. We’re almost to the platform – I can hear the turnstiles! I’m so ready, y’all. Let’s do this!


Eagerness.


Swish.


Thud.


Click.


Craaaaaaaank.


OMG, y’all. We’re here. Who’s ready for this?! I’m so pumped!


Enthusiasm.


Click click click click click click click click…


Gulp.


It’s fine. I’m fine. We’re just going up the hill…we do this all the time. I was so excited…why am I feeling so…? Well…it’s just the pre-coaster jitters…right? I’ll be fine. The excitement will come back…any second now…


Confusion.


Click click click click click click click click…


Gasp…eek…clench.


I REGRET MY DECISION. I ABSOLUTELY REGRET MY DECISION. LET ME OFF! LET ME OFFFFFFFFF!


Fear. Anxiety. Panic.


WOOSH.


SWOOSH.


Clickety-clack clack clack clack.


SWISH.


WOO! THI-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-S I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-S A-W-W-W-W-W-W-E-S-O-O-O-O-O-O-M-M-M-E!


Euphoria.


Click clack clack clack clack clack clack clack


Pshhhhhhhhhhhh


Stop.


That. was. AMAZING. Let’s go again! LET’S GO AGAIN!


Joy.


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