"When will you be back?" she asked, her fingers gripping the phone, every word dripping with nervousness.
Spending the night alone at home was a scary prospect for my girl and 'he' had done it again: decided to spend his time with his buddies instead of being here, for her; that inconsiderate bloke!
The feeble "Okay" told me he would not be home for a couple of days, or more; I could sense the trepidation in her voice, the edginess in her nerves.
With a heavy heart, she wound up for the day, and just as she climbed into the bed the current went off enveloping her in a frightening darkness!
"I am here for you, sweetheart," I whispered as I climbed in next to my girl to offer her my warm body to snuggle up to; her sigh of relief told me I knew my girl as well as the back of my paw.
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[Lillie McFerrin Writes] Five Sentence Fiction - Darkness