I didn’t want to get up.
The day could go by without me. I didn’t want to wake. I didn’t want to face the day. Facing the day meant proving that everything that had happened yesterday evening was real; it hadn’t been a nightmare. 6,023 more words
We woke up full of purpose today. We had two new teammates to train and Swift’s goods to deliver. We were in Mr. Briney’s cottage on the shore, and the sound of waves filtered peacefully through the open windows. 4,848 more words
The sunlight streamed in through the windows of the gym. It was very quiet. Gradually, I woke up, stretched, and looked over at Fern and Todd, curled up together, with Fern cuddled up to Todd and Todd wrapping his tail around her. 3,361 more words