The Companion

It’s lonely in the dark. The odd rumbling of an occasional distant car, the gurgling buzz from the refridgerator, and the deep breathing and snuffling of my companion are the only noises. A gentle movement, a leg quickly retracted against the chill of the night. I stand guard as always but the monsters are few these days. I’ve heard tales of nights full of them, each nook and cranny holding a new and terrifying sight. My sisters say the monsters only pick on the smaller ones, or maybe I’ve just been lucky. Either way it’s been a long long time since I saw one. The last time was a while ago. It was a night like many others, the evening …

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