Regret (nothingtoregret) wrote in runaway_tales,

Pumpkin Pie #4

Author: Regret
Rating: G
Challenge: Pumpkin Pie #4 - Bump in the Night
Extras: Pocky
Word Count: 99
Summary: The nights are the worst time for David.
Notes: Working and travelling and 11 hours of apparently much-needed sleep conspired against me but out of everything I thought of, this weirdly is the only thing that seemed to fit...

It’s the nights that make him question it all. It’s always cold, no matter where he finds shelter, and the relentless wind hurls sand against the walls; it sounds like the sea he always wanted to see. He lays there, huddled into a ball, listening. Always listening.

Things move in the night. He never wants to see what they are, would never dare, but he can hear them. It’s enough; more than enough.

He lays with his eyes wide open, fixed, staring at nothing. He waits for his heart to slow its noisy pounding, and prays for the sunrise.
Tags: [author] regret, [challenge] pumpkin pie, [extra] pocky

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