I couldn’t get the ringing in my ears to stop. I was surrounded by deep darkness punctuated by blinding flashes of light and roar after roar of deep, deafening sound. Through it all I could hear John…
John! My baby brother was screaming and crying. I couldn’t reach him. I tried and tried, but I just couldn’t get to him. And suddenly I was being lifted. The giant protecting us lifted me right up against his chest.
“It’s going to be ok. Just huddle up against me girl, I’ll hold you. Your Mom and Dad and little brother are gonna be all right. It’s all gonna to be all right.” We were running. I felt something hot splash onto my cheek; blood. I was covered in it. The giant was covered in it too, but somehow it didn’t matter. I could just see my parents. He was right, they were ok. I looked up into the giant’s eyes and knew that everything was going to be ok.
A flash of fire and noise, bigger than the others, erupted to my right.
I sat up in bed, gasping, drenched in cold sweat.