“Delphine always wanted to pilot her father’s plane and when he forgot his keys on her tenth birthday, she knew that taking off would be easy.”
Taking off is always the easy part, whether it's flying a plane, running from danger, or starting a project. It's the finish that can kill you.
Delphine learned the meaning of the word regret the day she stole her dad's plane. It wasn't the landing that taught her that important lesson; it was where she landed—a deserted island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
For five years, she lived alone on a beautiful tropical isle and managed to avoid the poisonous snakes, the wild boars, even the Komodo dragons. But when she finally found the islands inhabitants, she couldn't escape being the guest of honor for dinner.
The cave had always frightened her, so she kept her distance, until the day she swore she saw Amelia Earhartrun inside and she followed.
Water bubbled, and the steam spiraled a path to the heavens just like Delphine's screams.