I had a dream.
A dream that I was walking in a beautiful meadow full of flowers. It was a lovely dream until the ground cracked around me, making me panic as I fell through the hole in the ground.
I woke up screaming thinking I was still falling and I was breathing heavily. Next thing I knew Rosie was next to my bed, pulling my hair out from my face and tucking it away behind my ear.
"It's alright Sweety" She whispered. "It was just a dream"
I had a tear roll down my cheek, I must have been crying in my sleep. I wiped it away and looked at her.
"I'm sorry I woke you" I responded, calming down.
"Don't be sorry, It was not your fault" she said as she rubbed my arm, trying to make me feel better.
I yawned. "What time is it?"
Rosie checked the clock on her phone. "It is 3:45" she said putting her phone back down on the side table near my bed. "Sleep some more, Sweety. You need it."
I must say I was tired but something told me I wouldn't get any sleep. I felt slightly scared.
"Would you sleep with me? Just for tonight." I said quietly.
"Are you okay, Carter?" She asked, worried.
"I'm a little shaken from my nightmare... and I don't know, just something about you makes me feel safe."
She walked over to my bed and moved over to the side, making room for her to sleep. She got under the covers and rested her head.
"I won't let them hurt you, I'll keep you safe" she whispered as she smiled at me.
I smiled back, closed my eyes and whispered a "Thankyou"
Before I knew it I was asleep again.