Coming February 14th 2021
Theo continued. “When we lived with Joel, I didn’t see the man. I never did, Mama.”
“We never actually lived with…wait, is that why you had the accident tonight? You dreamed about the scary man again?”
“Yes. Joel can protect us from him.”
Joel stepped into the room.
“Joel!” Theo hopped out of bed and launched himself into Joel’s arms. “I thought you left.”
“Not without saying good night to my favorite guy.”
“Can you stay until I fall asleep?” Theo asked. “That way, I won’t see the man.”
“Is this the same man every time?”
“Yes.” Theo nodded emphatically. “He’s scary.”
An uneasy feeling swept over Joel. “Like monster scary?” he asked.
“No. Like Uncle Gio scary.”