"Hey again," he said with a small laugh. "Um. I had a nightmare, and I was wondering if you could come sleep in my bed with me." He grinned playfully.
I couldn't help but grin back. In his presence, all my doubts and self-hatred were replaced by desire and love within seconds. I felt happy. I felt free.
"Well, of course, sweetie," I answered, taking his hand and sneaking into his room with him. "After all, what are mothers for?"