It had been just a couple days since Jack had left. You had a permanent pout stuck on your face since then and you moped around the house. The quietness in the house was practically deafening to you and all you wanted was to see Jack's mischievous smile. It honestly didn't help the fact that you hadn't been sleeping all the well. Your dreams were plagued with dark nightmares about black ice. You would wake exhausted and sweaty, the sheets twisted around you, caging you in.
In another week, your parents would be back home and everything would be normal. That was something you dreaded and something you yearned for all at the same time. The normalcy of family and noise but the absence of Jack.
After finishing the movie Elf, you stood up and stretched. You looked at the clock on the wall and decided that it was late enough and you were exhausted. Turning off the T.V. and the living room lights, you slowly dragged yourself up the stairs and headed to your room. Closing the door behind you,