In the closet
“Daddy did you check the closet?” she asked hiding behind her colorful blanket as she watched him check her closet.
He always played with her by walking all the way into her closet and closing her white wooden doors so it looked like he searching for any monsters.
“Do you see anything?” she asked squirming deeper in her bed.
“Nope,” he answered still in the closet.
She always wondered what he was doing in there, because when ever he went in there, there were no more monsters.
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“What did I tell you?” he said telepathically with three little furry creatures standing in the corner of her closet, sliding one of her shoes away from him so he didn’t step on it.
“We’re sorry sir, she was the last child on the list.” One mumbled with his head held low in shame.
“How could you forget, this is the second time this week!” he said in aggravation making them bow there heads lower to there master.
“Sir,” one stuttered “there’s not much of us anymore, ever since you became human its been dysfunctional and confusing at the village.”
“I understand that, but you can not come in this house uninvited and especially to scare her.”
“Yes sir!” they straighten themselves and salute him “excuse me sir, if I may, why cant we do our job here?” one asked nervously.
... He pauses and stoops to there level leaning on his knees “Well I’m glad you asked.” he said looking into there stunned beaty eyes, they were surprised he wasn’t mad for asking a question since in there village anyone who ‘questions’ the heads judgment they would either be severely punished or even banished.
He gently opens her closet door and peaks at his messy brown hair daughter hiding under the covers. “Thats why” he points to her “I love her, I don’t want to be afraid of anything.”
“But sir,” one interrupts, he doesn’t let him finish “I know,” he nods “I don’t want her to be afraid of anything“ he repeats “She’s going to feel protected when she’s with me because she will be, I love her with every bone in my body and I want her to feel safe with me.” He ends with a quick pat on their fluffy heads and they leave, jumping down in a tunnel they made.
He walks out, careful to make sure he didn’t make any noise as he closed her door thinking she was deep in her dreams. But he stopped tip toeing when he heard her little squirm.
“Are they gone?” she asked peeking her brown eyes above the edge of her blanket.
He smiles and walks to her, gently leaning on the side of her bed.
“Yes, there all gone, and I don’t think they’ll be coming back any time soon.”
“How do you know?” she asked.
“I just have a pretty good feeling.” He grins tucking her into her covers, making sure shes warm and cozy, and kisses her forehead, making her tired eyes drift into a scareless sleep.

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