I twisted and turned in bed, I couldn’t fall asleep especially in this strange house.
After more tries I sat up, the clock read 6:23 a.m.
“This is ridiculous!” I thought. “These are nice decent people… So why am I so miserable?”
I already knew the answer to that question.
A tear fell down my cheek, no matter how I tried to control my emotions, I had to cry at some point or another.
I had to distract myself from my pity party…
And there was my escape, the window! I couldn’t see much from my bed but maybe if I could get up to it, it would lift my spirits.
I looked over.
Nyla was asleep…
So were younger girls…
Even Chica who kicked and whimpered in her sleep (probably dreaming about chasing cats)
I slowly got out of bed, trying not to bump anyone’s bed.
I leaned against a post and wondered what to do to get to the window.
I looked around, the only way to get to the window was through Staff’s desk.
And the only way to do that was climb… If I were in my right mind and not suffering from lack of sleep I would have turned around and fallen asleep, but I felt as though I needed to get to the window.
I turned around and tried to grab onto Staff’s sister’s bed.
I pulled myself up and stepped onto the bed’s post.
And finally got safely atop the bed railing.
I walked across the bed railing and onto the table.
I walked near the end of the table.
And got to the end, I turned my head towards the window.
And I saw it, snow! It was everywhere!
It covered the top of Staff’s loft.
And her neighbor’s hill.
I smiled, I hadn’t seen this much snow in such a long time.
I sat down admiring the wonderful snow.
I closed my eyes, memories filled my head…
It was five years ago at my old house, I was happily playing outside, jumping around.
Making small patterns in the snow.
(Staff: Please forgive my fingers in this picture, but I was way to cold to retake pictures.)
I stood against my porch poll, happier than ever.
“Leia! Come inside for cocoa!” yelled a wonderful familiar voice.
“Coming!” I yelled back.
I ran inside happily shivering, ready to greet my-
I suddenly woke up, it was just a dream, though I wish I were back to those happy days.
“I should go back to bed.” I thought.
I climbed back down the way I came…
And shoved my body under the blanket, willing myself to forget those golden days.
Staff here! I hope you liked it and part 4 is (hopefully) coming soon!