I went upstairs to see Thomas in Kitty Valhalla this morning, hoping to spend another day with him playing with the feather toy and making him feel better. When I looked in through the door though, he looked nice and relaxed. In fact, he was napping. He opened his sleepy eyes and looked at Me and said, “Oh, hey Leader Otis…” but then he yawned and went right back to sleep. It almost looked like he was smiling.
The best part about seeing Thomas so relaxed was that he was only partly hidden. Up until now, he had been finding only the darkest corners in which to sleep, because he was still feeling like he was in constant danger, and vulnerable if he was exposed while sleeping. I remember feeling that way Myself when I was wandering the wilderness. I actually used to sleep between two garbage cans outside the Guardians’ house because they protected Me from attack while I dozed. I also slept in dark corners for awhile after being swept up in The Capture, but I eventually realized that The Promised Land was a place of safety in which I could fully relax anywhere at any time.
I think Thomas is finally starting to understand that his world has changed for the better. I decided to leave him to enjoy his newfound security and his well deserved rest.
So Sayeth Otis