Jonas felt freedom for the first time in his life and it had been his first memory in his training he was in a memory on a top of a hill and the sled went down the hill faster and faster it was enjoyment but soon became fear. The sled lost control and He was thrown into the air and felt a crack of a bone he landed and felt flames burning through each nerve of his leg it was a severe sunburn he was placed back into the annex room filled with hot tears.
Jonas was in terrible pain and he asked if he could be given any relief of pain and since he couldn't he goes home limping since he had the authority to lie he wasn't open to sharing his feelings this night He thought to himself " they don't know pain" and he asked the giver for the power of destruction but he knew pain would be included. He massaged the throbbing fractured leg and wanted a relief of pain.
The newly born baby named "Gabriel" was growing rapidly fast he had passed the test of maturity that the Nurturer gave each month. he was able to sit alone and he had now six teeth. Besides his growing he still whimpered at night and needed an awful lot of attenton. They were considering release but it wasn't the option soon since a new mother was giving twins next month and Jonas's father was next on the list.
Since Jonas requested that it wouldn't be that hard to keep Gabriel he offered to sleep with him for this night to try it out so his parents could receive the sleep that they deserve, he slept soundly lightly breathing and time to time Gabriel would wake himself up on one elbow to peek over at the crib.
Gabriel constantly wakes up and Jonas reaches out to him and pats on his back to attempt Gabriel to go back to sleep, giving him not a very clear memory he fails and he gets up for the second time and presses his hand firmly on his back he gives him the full memory of the turquoise lake with the white boat and brisk wind. Soon Gabriel went back to a deep sleep.
Jonas's memory became dimmer and he felt nervous realizing what he had done. He had lost the memory without realizing it He'd thought if there was any way of gaining it back. He wanted the Giver to give him another memory of a calm ocean he wanted to confess his issue but the fear frightened him he thought the best thing to do was not tell, he now couldn't sleep through the night.