Chapter 167 Together
- “Loraine? Is it you? I knew you would come”, Aziel exclaims between a number of coughs.
- His eyes stare at me intently. The next challenge now is to hoist him aboard without the boat capsizing. “Aziel, do you think you have enough strength to get yourself aboard?” I yell at him. I tie the rope to the boat, throw the other end to him. He takes it, and yes, he's getting closer and closer. "Aziel, Aziel", is all I can say when I see him at the boat side now. "Hold on, just a little longer and you're in."
- After a few attempts, he manages to sit on the back edge of the boat. I grab him by the shoulders to keep him from tipping over and falling back into the sea. He must be exhausted, he was in the ocean for almost two hours. It is still pitch dark but the storm has already passed. Now there are only raindrops that make us soaking wet. Aziel lies on his back on the floor for a while to catch his breath. “Hey, are you feeling better now?” I ask him and lie down next to him. He puts an arm around me, together we look at the dark sky.