Imagined Snippets,  Red

He doesn’t dream

Joshua sleeps for 14 hours and he doesn’t dream. Waking groggy and bleery eyed, he finds Tsubasa curled up next to him on top of the blanket, eyes open and watching him.

“Did he ask you to look after me?” He asks around a yawn.

She wags her tail.

He scratches her head before swinging his legs over the side of the bed and making his way to the bathroom. Later, they find Dominic in the kitchen, making scrambled eggs.

“So it’s a safe house with WiFi and fresh food?”

“Magic,” Dominic responds simply.

“It’s magic WiFi?”

Dominic smiles briefly. “It’s magic that keeps the food fresh.”

“I had no idea what I was missing out on.”

“Your mom called at least ten more times.”

That sobers Joshua quickly. He slept 14 hours while his mom spent the night thinking he’s dead. “Shit. I have to do something to let her know I’m alive.”

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