Roused out of a warm bed by visions of sugar plums dancing in his head?
No, his eyes stung and tried to close as if someone had squeezed lemon juice on them.
Feeling in the dark for the switch…nothing found. No luck in the hallway either.
Finally, his eyes opened wide. Everything became clear. Well, at least the cream-colored carpet on the stairs became visible.
He took one bold leap for humanity on to the first step.
He landed good and hard to make sure he’d made contact with Earth.
“What was that?”A voice whispered, but it didn’t travel far as the dark hallway swallowed it whole.
“Get the bat!”
“No, no it’s just Sam.”
“I don’t believe it. What on Earth would he be doing at this hour?”
Sam heard this, or, in his drowsy state, might have dreamed that he heard it.
But he kept moving.
Boldly, he moved:
Left foot forward
Right foot forward
By now he was awake as the adrenaline shot through his body.
He approached a large, black object in the living room that looked like something from Planet of the Apes.
But it was an earthling’s TV all along.
“What’s he doing down there?” Someone asked from upstairs.
“Who cares! Go back to sleep.”
Nothing in the house stirred, not even the pet mouse.
Then he picked up a controller and started to play.
What do you do at night when you can’t sleep? Eat or read? Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night just to play a video game?