Only You Understand Me

He woke up startled one night. He saw the darkness of the room and listened to his surroundings. As he was trying to forget the droning sounds in his head and the erratic images that surfaced and vanished in his dream:
“Mother!” he said.

With the effect of being woken up and not finding her normal tone, she still replied with a sweet, warm voice like an echo: 

“Darling!”

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