Your mind reels. Everything you once recognized, your memories, your coherent thoughts, everything meshes together into a blur of nothingness.
Nothing left to cling to.
The moan of door hinges, the creak of a wooden floor, the click of heels as she approached your bed, wires groan as her weight settles into the bed. Your heart quickens from delight at the clean smell radiating from her.
“Sorry to keep you waiting,” her voice is no louder than the coo of a dove.
A handle, gentle and soft, smooth down matted locks.
“Did you miss me?” she inquires with a tilt of her head.
Licking your cracked lips and swallowing, you nod.
She carefully takes you by the forearm. She pulls you from your downy pillow and takes a minute to scrutinize you with stormy eyes.
You fail to re