She awoke with a start. Her heart beating fast, a steady boom in her ears. Slowly her surroundings became clear. The bed beneath her and the soft outline of light around the door. Most importantly the warm body sleeping beside her. A long sigh escaped her lips. She reached over to shake her sisters shoulder. "Sissy, I had a bad dream" she whispered. "It's OK, it was just a dream. Go back to sleep. I'm right here beside you" came the groggy reply. She reached towards her sister and felt the warm hand come into her own. It was alright.