It was the rain that woke her; or at least, she
it was the rain. The window had been left open after the earlier 'cooking incident,' and the distinct sound of water hitting various matter was unmistakable. Her body jerked.
No, that wasn't right. Earthquake maybe? Her eyes opened fully and she raised her head, listening, watching.
A low rumble of thunder made its way through the open window, and this time the source of the shaking was made clear.
She barely had time to move out of the way as another rumble from outside was accompanied by a rather violent kick from her couch mate.
Last time this happened – and it had happened fairly often in the past few weeks – she was able to calm her friend by nestling closer; letting her know she was there in the only way
she knew how. This time, it didn’t look like it was going to be so easy. The body on the sofa was twitching far more than normal, and her breathing was becoming increasingly labored.
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