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Monsters

It was a hot sunny day and Nathan was walking down the street hand in hand with his Mummy. As they passed the cinema he noticed a poster advertising the horror film that was showing this afternoon. The monsters on the picture reminded him of last night’s very scary dream, which had frightened him so much it had made him scream and cry. Mummy came into the bedroom to see what was upsetting him.

He squeezed his Mummy’s hand tighter as he anxiously remembered the nightmare. They had been walking down this very street, he was holding Mummy’s hand just like now, when they had stepped on a crack in the pavement. Falling through the crack they found themselves in a land full of monsters who tried to grab and eat them. They had both screamed and Daddy had somehow reached down through the gap and saved them from the monsters.

He looked down and saw to his horror the same cracks in the pavement that he had seen in his dream. He panicked as he saw his Mummy just missing each crack as she walked along.

‘We mustn’t step on the cracks’ He thought. If we do we’ll fall through and the monsters will get us and try to eat us. Daddy’s at work so he can’t help us. ‘What can we do I’m too small to save us both’

He took a deep breath, his hands were sweating and his legs felt like jelly. Jumping, his left foot just missed the crack.

“Mummy we mustn’t step on the cracks?"

“Why?" she replied.

“Because the monsters will get us!”

“Oh love you’re remembering last night’s dream. There's no monsters look I’ll show you by stepping on the line." She stopped walking and deliberately stood on the line. “Look we’re both still here there’s no need to be frightened.”

He let out his breath, felt relived, realising that dreams don’t always come true.

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roina_arwen
Apr. 22nd, 2014 04:50 am (UTC)
Aww, very cute!
i_will_not_say
Apr. 22nd, 2014 01:46 pm (UTC)
Aw, this was cute! I liked the last line. :)
lawchicky
Apr. 22nd, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
Cute :)
witchwife
Apr. 22nd, 2014 07:23 pm (UTC)
Goodness - I remember having superstitions like these as well!

(Just waiting to hear part II when the monsters come out and Nathan realizes that dreams really do come true.) ...I know. I'm awful.
elledanger
Apr. 22nd, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
Awww that last line is all kinds of lovely and bittersweet.
jem0000000
Apr. 22nd, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
Aw, poor kid. I'm glad he was able to realize it wouldn't happen.
tatdatcm
Apr. 22nd, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)
I was worried his dream was going to come true and drop them into an alternate universe. It was a nice twist at the end for me.
solstice_singer
Apr. 23rd, 2014 01:10 am (UTC)
A very valuable lesson for a little boy. Of course, there might be some dreams he wishes would come true, so I suppose it could go both ways.
kajel
Apr. 23rd, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)
awww nightmares are the worst. Nicely done.
whipchick
Apr. 23rd, 2014 07:00 am (UTC)
I'm glad this was a lovefest instead of a creepout :)
favoritebean
Apr. 23rd, 2014 08:48 am (UTC)
Whew. Poor Nathan. What a vivid nightmare to have.
itsjustc
Apr. 24th, 2014 08:12 am (UTC)
Aww... how sweet x
eternal_ot
Apr. 24th, 2014 12:18 pm (UTC)
'Phew!' on behalf of Nathan.. i was really hoping it ends well..:) a lovely ending..quite reassuring!
karmasoup
Apr. 24th, 2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
OMIGOSH too precious! :)
cheshire23
Apr. 25th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
I'm so glad this didn't end with there being monsters. :)
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