"Daddy!" Cathy screamed, and Lennie practically flew to his daughters' room.

"Ssh, Cath it's OK, Daddy's got you," he crooned, as he sat on his little girl's bed, rocking her and stroking her back to calm her. Julia stared wide-eyed from across the room at her big sister and Daddy.

"Can you tell Daddy what's wrong?" he asked, expecting the old monsters under the bed story.

"I dreamt the red-haired man took Mommy away," Cathy explained.

"What red-haired man?" Lennie asked bewildered.

"The one who comes over when you go to work," she answered simply.

'Monsters indeed,' Lennie thought.