The air flashed bright as lightning streaked outside the window followed closely by the crashing and moaning of thunder. Wind whistled seemingly everywhere as branches clawed desperately at the house, trying to get in.
Alone in her crib, a young child witnessed it all, her eyes red with fear. Hands gripping tight onto the soft blanket, she jumped yet again when the flash of light and the boom of thunder echoed around her. But she did not cry for help. Instead she looked across her crib to the three stuffed bears that looked back at her.
“I’m scared.” She said to them.
The largest stuffed bear smiled and said, “Don’t be. I’m papa bear. I’m big and strong. I’ll protect you.”
“You will?” She said, amazed that the teddy bear talked to her.
“And I’ll help you too.” Said the second bear, “I’m momma bear. Just hold on to me and I’ll comfort your fears away.”
Goldilocks touched Momma Bear’s fur and cooed. “Mmmm. Soft.”
“I can help too!” Came a cry from the third teddy bear.
“Who are you?” Asked Goldilocks.
“I’m the baby bear.” Replied the little stuffed animal. “I’m small, just like you. We can be brave and not be scared together.”
“I’d like that!” Cried Goldilocks happily as she wedged herself between the group of bears.
Snuggling down ,she closed her eyes and murmured, “I’m safe.”
For my weekend entry of the Trifecta Challenge.