“This far, and no further”, you said in your best matter-of-fact voice. There is no way to see how deep the water is, and what the darkness may conceal.
“Turning back is no option.” I can but agree with you, the choice is simple: face the hideous horde behind us, or jump, to a probable death.
Then I see us, prisoners of our enemies, the torture, the end of everything we have loved in this world.
You have already decided, and taken my hand in yours. It does not take long, we jump… The water is delicious, and deep. We are both good swimmers: we already know we have won.