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Thump.

He turned and was out of his chair before he realised what was happening. Then the world turned to treacle as he started to run.

Thump.

But his legs, his damn legs let him down again. He was on his knees, almost crawling, willing himself forward. The ground seemed to tilt as he fought his way uphill.

Thump.

Up, off the floor. Move. Come on! You can't let this happen.

He called her name. So far away.

Thump.

He knew as long as he caught her before she hit the last step, his little girl would be all right.

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    Tony Spencer over 7 years ago

    I can feel the desperation; my 12-month old granddaughter has just started crawling up the stairs, me on my knees behind her.

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    Kimberly over 7 years ago

    Terrifying.....and I am not a parent.

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    Yang Di over 7 years ago

    It reminds me of my dad.

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