Jay was slowly drifting off again. I smiled, he looked more peaceful than he had done in a while. I slipped out of the room silently, so he didn't wake up. I went to my room, and found my weapons. I'm not sure how many people knew about the fact that the bag I had been carrying when I came in had carried only a spare set of clothes and weapons. Nothing else. I took a couple of daggers, strapping them onto my ankles, and a longer one on my thigh, under my trousers. I also took my half-swords, and slung them loosely on my back. I was not going to take any chances this time. I stepped out, in time to see Cheshire slink past my door, towards Sylvester.
Must be looking for Aria.
"Chesire-Aria is downstairs." I called softly. He whipped round to glare at me, blinked a couple of times slowly and walked back the way he had come, looking dazed.
That was weird..
Further along the corridor, I ran into Harmony, looking troubled.
"Hey, what is it?" I asked her, worried.
She shook her head, "Just a bad dream.. I guess the thought of demons breaking in wasn't the best one to fall asleep on."
I smiled, giving her a hug. "Anything weird happens, just yell-I'll be there."
"Thanks." she gave me a small smile, and carried on downstairs. There was something more to that, but I knew that Harmony would tell us in her own time. I was glad she hadn't questioned me about the weapons.
I got back to Jay's room without seeing anyone else. Jay was still sleeping, but no longer peacefully. His face had crumpled into a frown. I slid beside him, kissing his nose lightly. His skin was icy under mine.
Jay...It's alright. I'm here. It's just a dream. Wake up.
He groaned a little, and slowly his eyes flickered open, clouded by the dream. He blinked a couple of times and they cleared.
"Asha?" he said quietly.
I nodded, hugging him close. He buried his face in my hair, hugging me back.
"I dreamed about my mother" he muttered.
I said nothing, just holding him closer, waiting for him to tell me why that was so disturbing.