Gail slowly rose from the depth of a deep sleep. Her body felt heavy and her eyelids were fighting to stay closed. Every muscle in her body was relaxed completely and it was hard to even try to roll onto her back. She took a deep breath which was lightly scented with whatever tropical fruit was in Holly’s shampoo.
Gail opened one eye and looked down at Holly. Holly was on her side, curled into Gail. Her head was basically tucked under Gail’s, but her arm was protectively wrapped around Gail’s waist.
“Hey,” Gail softly whispered.
It took a moment, but Holly groaned softly and picked her head up. She pushed her hair out of her face and looked up at Gail, “You okay?”
“I just really have to pee,” Gail smiled at Holly’s completely disheveled. Holly didn’t wear a lot of makeup, but somehow early in the morning she looked so naturally beautiful.
Holly smiled back and sat up on her own side of the bed. She looked over at the nightstand and saw what time it was. She didn’t have to be at work for a while, but she knew that once she was awake in the morning, there was no going back to sleep.