The voice floated down to the man that was caught in the deep depths of sleep. Five more minutes, he tried to say.
It came out sounding like “Bbllarrr.”
“Hisao, wake up. Please.” The voice whispered again. He felt his hair shift with the soft touch of a hand stroking his head, and he finally opened his eyes and felt himself stir.
Two large empty blue eyes stared into his from inches away. They reminded him of the ocean nearby, and for a moment he thought he could hear the sounds of waves crashing on the shore.
“There you are, sweetheart.” Lilly cooed. “Your breathing sounded off. Are you feeling well?”
He blinked a few times and snuffled. “Yeah,” he said, his throat scratchy. “I’m fine.”
Lilly perked her lips in a pout, stroking his face. “You fell asleep on the couch last night. I think you were still grading papers.”
Hisao looked around him. She was right, there were scatter