It was becoming difficult to keep my eyes open and the smells around me were muddled.
I let out the loudest sound I could muster, barely recognizing myself, and sunk into the soft dirt.
A large sound entered my groggy awareness and it got closer with every shallow breath I struggled for.
My heart began racing though I don’t know how it had the energy to do so.
I think it thought she was finally back.
Lost in my vivid waking dreams of warmth, safety, and joy, I barely noticed being gently lifted from my space.
I felt myself floating above the ground and slowly moving toward the light.
Oh please let it be her.
But blinding lights and crushing metallic sounds assaulted me instead.