ABOUT AN HOUR after their discussion, Danielle watched her parents quietly pull her bedroom door nearly shut. Although her friends would have made fun of her if they’d known, she liked that her parents still tucked her in, especially on a day like today. But she’d had to convince them she’d be safe on her own with Anja. They had wanted her to stay with them in the master bedroom. She’d made her case to stay in her room on the fact that they had adopted Anja for just such a time as this. By the time her parents relented, her mind was so full of the news they had shared with her that she forgot to tell them about her own, strange day. Even though she didn’t feel like she could sleep because of all the unsettling things that happened during the day, she still yawned.
“Whew, Anja. Maybe I’m more tired than I thought.” She patted her dog’s head. Anja sat on the floor next to the bed, her head resting on her mistress’s pillow.
“At least you can sneak out of my room if you need to, girl, for a late-night snack. I just hope all this news doesn’t ruin another night of sleep for me.”
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