I ran towards the house, now with a bag of food. I was worried for Laura. My trip to the village had taken way too long. Did she hear when I told her to lock the doors? I took my keys and unlocked the front door. My fingers were already numb from trying to find a busstop.
I kicked the snow off my boots and took off my winter clothes. 9.54 pm.
I'd been gone for around three hours. I sighed and proceeded to put the food in the fridge and cabinets.
Suddenly, I heard light tapping against the wooden floor. I didn't look at her as I spoke,
"Sorry for taking so long. It usually takes two hours instead."
As I put in the last piece of food, I looked at her. Her blue eyes pierced into mine.
She walked up to me, keeping eyecontact. Her expression was unreadable. Who knew a seven year old could look so intimidating.
"Okay, end with the game. Whats wrong? Did someone get in?"
Laura didn't rep