It was a cold winter night in December. It was as
cold as laying in a bath tub filled with ice. I was sleeping under the
blankets like a bear hibernating for winter. When I was sleeping, I
suddenly heard something get knocked over. Although I tried to get up, I
couldn’t because I was so exhausted from playing all day yesterday in
The next morning I woke up and hurried to my mom’s room because she was
the one taking care of my little sister Mya. My mom was wearing jeans, a
white shirt, and had her hair held up with a clip. When I was about to
tell my mom what happened, my sister came running saying, “Where is Mya?”
I told them that I heard something get knocked over last night. We were
panicking like if we saw a ghost.
We forgot that Mya usually sleepwalks. We went outside to see if she was
out there. My dog Remy was asleep inside his dog house, but he didn’t
bark because he was also exhausted from yesterday. I tried to wake up my
dog, but he didn’t wake up after three minutes. When he finally woke up,
I told him to sniff the shirt that Mya used four days ago.
My dog took us down the street but stopped because he couldn’t find the
smell anymore through all the snow. One thing we didn’t notice was that
a man was watching us. We looked through all the snow to find Mya. After
a short while, the man came walking to us. The man was called Robert.
Robert had brown eyes, brown hair, and was still in his pyjamas. Robert
told us that when he was coming from his late night job, he saw a little
girl in the snow. He said that he dropped all his papers on the table,
and went running upstairs for the first blanket he saw. In an instant he
was outside getting Mya and brought her inside.
When he was done talking, we all thanked him. My mother asked Robert,
“How can we ever repay you?” Robert just told us, “There is nothing to
We still made Robert and his family a blueberry pie. A week later Mya
was three years old and was in pre-school. Mya eventually stopped
sleepwalking. We were so proud of Mya when she stopped sleepwalking, but
we were really thankful to Robert.
Months later a tragedy happened. Robert’s house caught on fire one
night. Nobody knew what set it on fire. But all we knew was that Robert
and his family didn’t make it out alive. When the firefighters got
there, half the house was turned into ashes. Although the firefighters
were doing everything they could, the fire just kept on going. When the
firefighters were done with all the fire they left. All they found was
the blanket that Robert used to get Mya. We were all crying and
disappointed, because Robert did nothing to deserve this. A month later
we put Robert and his family to rest in the cemetery.