She woke up and found that she was alone. With sleep in her eyes she crawled out of bed, and made her way towards the dark hallway. Her heart was already racing from that dream, now the hallway was so dark that she could barely see a thing.
Her lips quivered, but she stepped out into the hall. She knew where to go. She twisted the knob and whipped open the door–as she would if it were morning–then made her way towards the bed.
“Ryder, I don’t want to sleep by myself anymore,” she whimpered.
Ryder’s eyes shot open. “Wha?”
The little curly-haired girl pouted.
“Want me to come stay with you?” Ryder asked hoarsely, sitting up.
So, Ryder got up out of bed and followed her through the dark hallway, and into the room with lots of night lights. Ryder gave the little girl a sleepy grin as she sprawled across the bed, not thinking to leave room for anyone else.
“Well, this is the same little girl who kicked me in the head while she was asleep,” Ryder laughed.
The little girl rolled over, closing her eyes, lettings Ryder lay down.
Ryder tucked the two of them in and the little girl latched onto the blanket, curling into a ball. Ryder looked at the time and sighed. At least work wasn’t until the following evening.
Ryder glanced at the little girl and frowned as she threw her legs up, and twisted her body around like a wiggling worm.
The little girl’s legs flew up into the air as she tossed and slammed into Ryder’s back. There they stayed as she slept peacefully, her knee in Ryder’s side.
With a gentle sigh Ryder took the giant, fluffy giraffe and used it as a pillow.
–From R and Princess Curly-top.
Don’t worry, my back should be fine in time for any potential piggy-back rides.