It must have been past 10pm before I went to bed last week Thursday. Inca was on the foot of the bed as usual. The light from the living room and the volume of the telly was enough for me to leave the hallway light switched off and happily go to bed without the usually fear that overtakes me each night.
I jumped into bed and pulled the covers up. Facing the window, I glared past the nets, reminded myself there was nothing there and that my icons were next to me as well as Inca, and closed my eyes.
I was relaxed; eyes closed listening to the telly until sleep would take over. I felt a light wisp breeze on my face. I opened my eyes, got up, checked the windows in the bedroom to make sure they were shut. Sure enough they were shut. Not a draft from any of them.
I jumped back into bed, making sure Inca was ok, I lay down once again, pulled the covers on me, and facing the window I closed my eyes. I lay in bed once again listening to the telly knowing eventually sleep would over take me.
I must have fallen asleep pretty much straight away. When I opened my eyes the next time it was 1am. I closed my eyes even though it was pitch black, as scared as I was, I said to myself, I have my reassurances close to me. I still lay facing the window. At one point I was tempted to put the radio on but thought no, can't really be asked to get up, whether that was because I was too tired or because I was too scared or both. I lay there. I closed my eyes and let sleep take over me slowly.
Inca was now lying in the middle of bed. He is funny the way he spreads out making it difficult to pull the covers up.
As I was lying there in my bed, I felt the light wisp of cold air on my face again. I lay there motionless thinking it was my imagination. Again this breeze lightly wisped past my face. It was almost like this breeze was stroking my face gently. Without opening my eyes, I turned my back to the window. I saw two green circles right in front me. Let me explain.
You know sometimes you close your eyes and you see colours, red is the most common one. Well this is the only way I can explain what I was seeing, except I had not opened my eyes.
The green circles drew closer to me almost touching the tip of my nose, at which point I opened my eyes, but quickly closed them again. There lying right next to my face was a wolf staring at me, eyes wide open just lying there, watching me as I lay in bed slowly falling asleep.