I awake from some pleasant dream and collect my thoughts in the dark. I wonder if it is really time to wake up yet as I think about looking at the clock.
And then I hear them right outside as their hunting party glides into camp.HŌŌŌŌ!
Their leader hails me!
They are loud, right outside my window; despite it being closed.
And then they are all cackling and talking at once, teasing me as they fly by.“Brother! Come with us!” “Get your old bones out of bed!” “Come enjoy the night!” “And the hunt!” “The mice are fat and juicy!”
They all laugh!
I rush out of bed and open the window.
The air is cold, clear, crisp, and alive.
The stars beckon.
I call in answer for them in Owlish! “Come back!”
But they are gone.
I get in my warm bed, and smile.
My friends have returned.