It’s been about three weeks since I’ve begun with Laura. She is sweet, devoted, and suspects nothing. I usually do it while she sleeps, and if she feels anything she blames it on bad dreams and perhaps illness. This particular night I was not visiting Laura, but the young girl in the village. I did my evening routine, said goodnight to Laura and locked my door. Immediately after, I left to see the girl. I thought it was going to be a simple night, like all the others before. But to my surprise, Laura decided to pay me a visit while I was away. By the time I had returned, the bedroom door was forced open, and the entire room was turned out as if someone was searching desperately. I knew my disappearance could not be explained easily because the door and the windows were both locked. I knew that I had to think fast of a story that could explain tonight’s events. When Laura happened upon me, I decided to act afraid and clueless. And as Laura embraced me with feelings of relief and worry, I used this time to set my story straight. In just a short moment Madame, Mademoiselle and Laura’s father were in my room trying to get an explanation. I looked at Laura’s fathers face and for a second, and I thought he figured it out. But instead, he attributed it to sleepwalking! And everyone believed it as well. In the future, I will be more careful when I leave. In fact, because of dear Laura, I may not have to leave at all!
*Based on Chapter 8*