"Yes ma'am," he said cheekily, "anything else ma'am?" he added.
"Yes, there is" she replied.
"And what's that my dear?" he asked her.
"Make damn sure you are available when I am done, you got it?" There was a serious
edge to her voice that gave away just how scared she was.
"Of course I will be, I will be here whenever you need me, not just when you are done
okay?" he had to force the point across as if it was a matter of life or death, because
maybe it was. A tear rolled down Kim's cheek. Matthew felt it.
"I know, I know," she whispered. They sat dialled into each other in silence for the next
few minutes, just being there for one another. They had a bond that not many living
things would ever understand. Even they didn't understand it. Matthew broke the
"Let me go, you need your rest. Sweet dreams, call on me if you need anything okay?"
"Thank you Matt," Kim said, "you must sleep well too. Send my regards to your Dad,"
she mentally blew him a kiss and then gently pulled her energy back like someone
would let go of their partners hand when they really didn't want to. She opened her
eyes and swung her legs off the side of the bed. She walked across the warm carpet of
the wooden floor and
looked out the window. They were in North Chesington. Usually
at this time of year the snow had not started to fall yet. Usually the weather was still
warmish and bearable. Usually.