One night, Boog heard Elliot crying in his sleep.


Boog got up to see what was going on. "Is that Elliot? What's goin' on with him?"

As he went to search for the one-antlered buck, Boog saw him tossing and turning around in his sleep.

"Eris! No! This can't be happening! Curse you, truck! Go and suffer in hell forever!" Elliot cried in his sleep some more.

Boog went over to his friend and poke him with a stick to see if he would wake up, and he did.

When he saw who it was who woke him up, Elliot said, "Hey, Boog. What are you doin' up at this kind of hour?"

"Oh, uh, I just heard you cryin' in your sleep, that's all. Were ya havin' a bad dream?"

"Actually, I was."

"What did you dream of?"

"I don't wanna talk about it," Elliot said.

"Come on, Elliot. I'm your best friend. You can tell me anything," Boog begged.

"Yeah, well, anything except the nightmare."

"Come on, Elliot. Please?"

Elliot rolled his eyes and sighed and said, "All right then."

He took a deep breath and said, "Well you see, Boog, I had a nightmare where me and my sister Eris were eating grass in the meadow. And then all of a sudden, this big blue truck hit her and then it left! And then, when it left, I went to see if Eris was okay and still alive, but she wasn't! She was dead!" Elliot cried out before letting some tears roll down his cheeks. He then laid back down and starting crying with his hooves covering his face.

"It's okay, Elliot. It was just a dream." But Elliot kept crying.

"Did it happen in real life?" Boog asked.

"Actually, it did. A way long time ago," Elliot said through his cries.

Boog felt really sorry for his buddy. "Oh. Well, I'm so sorry to hear that, man. But, um, what was she like?" Boog asked.

Elliot tried to stop crying, took a deep breath to try and calm down, and explained to Boog: "Well, she had a purple flower in her hair, she had blue eyes, and she kinda looked like Giselle, except younger and her voice was higher than hers."

"Hmm." said Boog.

"It was the worst nightmare I could ever have!" Elliot cried again.

"Shh, shh. Calm down, Elliot. It's okay now. You have your wife, your kids, me and Ursa, as well as everyone else in the forest! We care about you," Boog tried to comfort Elliot.

"Thanks, Boog. But that event still comes to haunt me sometimes," Elliot said.

"Well, sorry about that, E. But, uh, it's time to go back to sleep now," Boog said. "So, um, good night, Elliot. I'll see y'all in the morning."

As soon as Boog left, Elliot was still sobbing over the loss of his sister and ended up crying himself to sleep.