I clanked my front door shut. The heat of my cosy little flat brought red petals of colour to ice cold cheeks. I probably should have come straight home tonight considering the flurry of snow outside. Ah well, after all it had been ages since I have had a chance to go drinking with Faye and Alric.
I shedded clothes messily behind me as I headed straight for my bed in the corner of the room. Tidying and washing could wait till tomorrow when I have the day off. Instead I climbed into a well worn cotton night gown before cocooning myself in a ridiculous number of blankets. I have always found it hard to get warm enough to sleep comfortably. Maybe it is because of how damn cold it is outside but I felt cosy and sleepy almost instantly.
Whoa now I am too hot! I blindly flail trying to dislodge the layers of fabric. Huh nothing is budging?
"Come on get lost you lousy blankets. One last push and I am opening my eyes to deal with you." I mutter sleepily.
Nothing happens. Blinking stickily I notice that my pale blue blanket instead appears to be a grey wall of fur. What I took for a fold of blanket wrapped around my chest is a well muscled foreleg and now I am paying more attention I can hear steady breathing. I twist my body again trying to lever the leg off me. I can feel my own muscles straining in rhythm with their chest bumping up and down beside me. No movement again. I adjust to see if I can get their attention. I make out the bottom of a fuzzy lupine head which I can barely reach the end of.
"Hey get off me!" I yell as much as my dry throat allows. "Hey!" I add a heavy push. Like every other thing I have tried I get no reaction.
"Huh." I give their nose a heavy boop. No reaction. Screw it, I can't move their heavy limbs and i'm not sure screaming again is going to help. Probably the stupidest idea I have ever had but I choose instead to fall gently back to sleep. After all this has just got to be come weird dream.
Dawn tints a rosy chill as I sit bolt upright on top of the covers in my own bed. Just a dream after all.