On a Missing Cuddly Toy

“I think this might be better Daddy”, he said.

This seemed to me unlikely.  After the long search both Alex and I had given up hope of ever seeing Edward again.  Alex may somehow be seeing the bright side, but I was still deep in wistful shadow.

“He’ll be making someone else smile now” Alex continued as he settled into bed.  With one hand wrapped around a new cuddly, and the moonlight soft across his downy hair, the fingers of his other hand wiggled happily, summoning mine.  “That’s what teddies are for.”  I tasted salty wisdom and kissed him goodnight.


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