Amanda woke up in
her recliner and saw a small creature curled up in the corner of the room. She
couldn't make out what it was, except that maybe, it was a small dog.
Amanda decided to
sit up to get a closer look. However, as soon as she sat up the creature faded
into the darkness.
She realized that
she had been sleeping a long time, but she wasn't sure for how long. Her laptop
was on the coffee table. Trisha must have moved it for her so she wouldn't
accidently knock it off onto the floor.
She got up and
stretched. She felt really stiff.
She walked over to
the kitchen and got a drink of water. The microwave clock glowed
She looked around
her somewhat dark apartment and wondered if it was a.m. or p.m. It certainly
didn't feel like just a couple of hours.
She grabbed her
phone off the counter and unplugged it. It said, 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday. A full
day and four hours since she fell asleep.
Now Amanda was fully
awake. How did she sleep so much?
There was a knock on
the door. Amanda answered it and it was Trisha. Instead of just coming in like
she usually did, she handed her a paper bag.
"Hey, how are
you doing? Todd told me that he wanted you to have this," Trisha said.
Amanda took the bag
and peered inside. It was the bars that Todd had been giving her. She hadn't
had any in a few days because she was out.
Amanda said, "and I'm fine, at least I'm not sleepy anymore." She
tried to make it sound like she was joking, but Trisha hadn't noticed.
good," Trisha said, seemingly relieved. "I would stay, but I have a
few things I need to do tonight."
Amanda nodded, still
in a fog.
After Trisha left,
Amanda set the bag on the counter. She didn't realize how hungry she was until
now and those bars are looking really good.