A Bond Tethered in Fire and Ice Emily lay in her bed, it was still dark outside and a cold breeze drafted in from her open window. She had tried everything, but sleep would not come and she sighed as her alarm started buzzing. For just once, she wished her mother would get up and be a mother.A Bond Tethered in Fire and Ice19 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
She slipped out of bed and padded along the empty hallway to Jane’s room, which was a mess of colours and teddy bears. It brought a smile to her face; it was the only part of the house that she loved, that held life.
“Time to wake up, Jellybean. Get dressed for school and make sure you have everything for your sleepover tonight.”
“I’m awake, I promise.” she mumbled, head plopping back onto her pillow.
Emily ruffled her hair before leaving, heading towards the kitchen for coffee and breakfast. She organized everything for the day, leaving her mother’s coffee for last. She trudged upstairs a