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.