I watched as the mist of my breath puffed out from behind my lips and rose into the blue oblivion above me, that served as a backdrop for the winter wonderland I looked down on.
The sun sparkled off of the snow-covered surfaces within the valley. It coated the branches of the trees, clung to the needles on the pine trees and painted the hilly landscape.
Another puff of misty breath escaped my lips as I watched nature in its purest form.
The birds fluttered from tree to tree, squirrels chased one another and small critters scampered under the cover of the snow-laden branches.
A deer trotted into the clearing, its copper fur contrasted with the evergreen and white background.
I watched as it pawed at the snow in an attempt to uncover the grass below.
I pause in the peacefulness of the moment, speechless as my breath caught in my throat from the sheer elegance. Nothing will ever be as beautiful as this moment in time.
Until I remembered why I came out here, and my heart began to race in panic again. The cold began to sting my bare skin as I looked down at my blood-covered hands and everything came rushing back to the forefront of my mind.
I sucked in a deep chilling breath and an unearthly scream unleashed itself from my lungs.
Breaking the peaceful scene before me, the deer bolted and the birds burst out of the trees in their flock.
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