Ken swore if he heard the sheets rustling one more time he was going to snap. It was almost 4 in the morning the last time he checked, and the eighteen-year-old wasn't about to lose anymore sleep than he already had because of her. But of course, another few minutes rolled by, and he heard the rustling once again. Annoyed, he rolled over and popped the girl on the leg, the snapping sound loud in the dark motel room.
"Will you stop moving around and go to sleep?" he snapped.
The snow globe, no older than twelve, bit her lip as she pressed her hands on her thigh where he hit her, not making a sound as she winced. She sat up and tried to see him through the darkness, her hand still on her leg.
"But I can't sleep."
"Then just lie there, and stop moving around."
"But it's too hot in here. I can't lay still."
"Evelyn..." he growled.
"Well it's true, ain't it?" she defended.
Ken rolled back over and dug his head into the pillow, stretching out the kinks in his back. "Then go stand in front of the A/C for a while or something. S'not that hard."
Evelyn groaned and decided not to argue. Instead, she carefully crawled over her companion, getting a firm grip on the grunting man, as she slipped down the other side onto the floor and made her way over to the A/C unit. The setting was as high as it would go, as cold as it would go, but it was still lagging in what she was hoping for. But she had to be satisfied with what she had.
Pulling up the tail of her nighty, the girl stood in front of the blowing air, her legs slightly parted, and she let the air coming out cool her chest while she gazed up and stared out the dark window.
Evelyn screamed when a terrifying man threw himself on the window outside, and she let go of her dress as she ran back to the bed in shock. Ken sat up when he heard her scream, and was taken aback when she jumped on his lap and held him around the chest like a koala bear. He wrapped her protectively in the sheet that clung to his body, and he held her securely as he stood up to look out the window, fighting stance at the ready.
A group of kids his own ageall drunk off their rockerslaughed outside their room as they continued their way down the hall, giggling to one another and slapping each other on the shoulders for a job well done.
Ken huffed and sat back down, the snow globe curled up into a ball and shivering as she nestled into his chest. He rubbed her back, told her everything was okay, and was mildly surprised when in almost no time at all, it seemed that she had fallen asleep.