She awoke from her dream with a start; and slowly opening
her eyes, she looked around her, desperate to cling onto the image
she had created in her mind. A distant, muffled noise caught her
attention,and she gazed towards her closed door, filled with eager
anticipation to see if whoever it was might come through it. She liked
her dooor closed, in fact, she rarely opened it. She gazed on the world
from a huge window, safe forever behind it. But now, as the footsteps drew
closer, she wanted to know, she wanted to see, who it was that might
step into her world.
A timid knock from the far side echoed through her empty heart, and she
blinked a few times, trying to clear the mist from her eyes.
"Who is it?" She asked, in a voice more timid than the knock...