I woke from my nightmare with a jolt. I looked up at Ethan. He was staring into the darkness.
"Ethan?" He jumped.
"Oh! Are you ok?"
"I'll live. What about you?"
"I can't sleep."
"You're thinking, aren't you? You're thinking of bad things."
"How did you know?"
"You're cold when think of bad stuff. So cold you make me shiver if I touch you. Ethan?"
"I dn't think Ally's mother's doing this by herself."
"I went to Ally's once before. She doesn't see it as a game. She just wanted Ally gone. That's it."
"I think it's you they want to hurt." Ethan jumped in the darkness.
"What do you mean?"
"Everyone on that list was close to you. Or at least, you cared for them. They're trying to make you and I suffer. I cannot bear to see anythin or anyone harmed. Especially you."
"I'll stop this. I'll stop the killing. Even if I have to play this little game. i won't let them harm you or the others. If you were harmed..." I shook my head. Ethan stroked my hair softly.
"Don't say things like that."
"OK." I shifted, so I ws sat up. Ethan lay is head on my chest, listening to my heart beat. I stroked his hair gently, and began to sing my lullaby. Ethan smiled, and drifted off to sleep.
Until the stars, blink their last,
Wherever on the eath you may walk,
Wherever you are,
Whatever you do,
You always know,
That I'll love you.
My dear Ethan, my one dark fire,
Without you, my soul would expire.