Joe stepped closer to the edge. He wanted to appear unafraid. If he made the first landing, he was set. He stood and clenched his fists in determination. He needed to do this, proving himself worthy to join their group. It was just a jump.
Jack and the others were watching him carefully. None of them would try it, but if Joe made it, they would have to take him in. They didn’t think he had the nerve.
Joe backed up for his running start.