She’s just been woken up from her nap because of a loud noise and
she can’t get back to sleep on her own. Of course, this could only
mean that she has to go find her father; even as a baby she was
easier calmed by him. He’s not in the family room or the living room
when she looks, however, so all that is left to do is check his study.
—— Luckily, he leaves the trap door open so she doesn’t have to call
for him to open it. All she does next is climb onto his lap and rest her
head against his chest, because she’s not tall enough to reach his