My Night Light
When I was a little girl, I used to be afraid of the dark. The monsters that emerged when all light sources were vanquished with the flip of a switch, terrified me as much as my creativity allowed.
I wasn't wanted by my parents so I ended up there. In a bed, alone in the dark, with my monsters, and no one to run to. I didn't have anyone I trusted to save me from my demons. So I cried in my bed, in the dark, alone. For years.
Then you came along. I didn't really trust you at the beginning, but either you grew on me, or I was getting soft. Probably both. You told me, that if I needed anything in the night, to come find you, and you wouldn't be angry.
But years of abusive made me cautious. I slept well when I was your child, because I knew I had someone to run to. Because I wasn't alone anymore. The darkness wasn't so scary anymore.
One night, I wasn't feeling very well, it woke me up to the darkness of my room which I stumbled out of to find my way to yours, I stared at the door. So man