I said that Lucas could come over, so now he’s here on my couch watching a movie with me. It’s not a date, just a hangout.
“So how are you?” I ask.
“I’m good. How are you?” He says.
“Oh no. What happened?” he asks reading my expression.
“I was attacked by a guy in a ski mask.” I answer.
“What! And I didn’t know about this!?” He says.
“I was going to tell you, it’s just…” I trail off.
“It’s ok. You did now, and that’s all that matters.” he says, tracing my lips with his finger, and scooting closer to me. I rest my head on his shoulder and blow out a sigh I’ve been keeping in forever.
“So what movie do you want to watch?” I ask Lucas.
“Um, what about Oceans 8?” He suggests.
“Sure.” I agree. Halfway through the movie I’m asleep.
“Wakey wakey.” Lucas says shaking me awake.
“Huh?” I asked groggily.
“It’s 1:00, you fell asleep halfway through the movie.” He explains. He puts a blanket over me and kisses my mouth softly, sending light chills down my spine.
“I’m going home. See you soon.” He says, and then he’s gone replaced by a Sandy blond wolf.
The last thing I see before I fall into a deep dark sleep is of Lucas bounding out the front door as fast as ever with a bone in his mouth. If I hadn’t been so tired I would have laughed out loud.
Instead I felt as though a thousand bricks had been pushed on top of me.