note: I'm going to call her Lily. That isn't her real name. Also, her hair wasn't actually black. I changed her hair to protect her identity. And also because I didn't have any yellow plasticine left.
I reached out my hands, mere seconds away from tagging Lily...
...when all of a sudden, I felt myself trip over something.
Time seemed to slow down. I tried to regain my footing, but I knew that there was no way to stop myself from falling. My hands were just centimetres away from Lily, and I realized that I was about to pull her down with me and fall on top of her.
Instinctively, I pulled my hands behind my back...
...and crashed face-first into the pavement.
Some cliches are true: I saw stars. The world was spinning and my ears were ringing. I dragged myself to a sitting position and Lily sat down next to me.
My first running injury: a concussion and a black eye.
At least my principal was sympathetic while he was filling out the accident report form.