My parents owned a cabin in the sierra mountains. Me being an only child i was always going with them. We would go every spring break, summe break, winter break ect.
I didn't mind it much but they would make me sleep in the room at the end of the a dark hall at the far side of the cabin. I think they wanted their privacy...you know.
Anyways, last summer something happened that made me realise just how quick ANYTHING can happen. My parents were watching tv and i began to dose off on the couch.
My dad said I should head off to bed. So i did. As i lay in bed i started counting the stars. The way my bed is situated Iam pretty much right by the window. It was a cool, clear night.
I began to close my eyes and drift off to sleep. It couldn't have been more than about 10 mins when a sudden bump woke me up. i just lay there thinking ok it's probably an animal. NO big deal.
So i shut my eyes again. But about 5 mins later i heard another bump, followed by a " mmph" NOW i knew something wasn't right.
I stared at the window when all of a sudden i saw a fucking hand begin to silently push up the sash.
I couldn't move, i was paralyzed as a thin man opened the window and crept RIGHT over me and into my room. He must have didn't know i was in the bed.
He put a finger to his mouth and said " shhh" Just then my dad came in and when he saw the man he yelled HEY WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! and charged the man.
the man lept out the window with amazing grace and speed.
My dad was a big guy and had a little trouble following him out the window but he managed to get out and i saw as he chased the man into the night.
Later my dad came back and gave m a hug and let me sleep with them. He later told me the neighbors had made a report about a possible break in last week.
We still go to the cabin but i now have a dog who accompanies me. my dad installed lights outside. I still think about that night. But i have put it behind me.
Just goes to show, you never know how quick anything can happen.