She did her best to keep balance while searching out into the gated field enclosing a turbulent sea of stuffed animals. Numerous kinds of colorful animals churned over another to the brim of the fence. Although the actual fence was had over a two foot gap between the planks, none of the stuffed animals fell out. They remained inside. Beige puppies, white bow tied teddy bears, orange monkeys, and other brightly colored stuffed animals swam among themselves. Their combined colors produced a glow that fought off the valley twilight.
The girl wore a long white dress with floral patterns that stopped a the ankles of her bare feet. Her toes bore into the soft damped earth below as her large brown eyes concentrated on each animal that went by. None were familiar and her thin pale arms locked to a fist in frustration.
A boy came out of the house.
He was as small as she and wore blue overalls. His eyes were hidden under an oversized cowboy hat. Each step he took in his equally oversized boots cluck and spurred on the porch. A smirk glinted as a small brown bear ran by his feet and hopped over the gate.
The bear popped into a brown teddy bear and waved to the little girl as it dropped in.
She giggled and clinched her arms in glee running around the corner of the field. She shot a happy satisfied glance to the boy who stood hands-on-hip watching her.
When she rounded the bend, he walked over and sat on the rocking chair. From a rusty old bucket next to him, he took out a pair of knitting needles and a ball of red yarn. His smile was gone and he concentrated on his work. After finding out where he had left off, he took up the needles and started to knit. He knitted slowly and kept focus on his craft. Soon he got into a slow methodical rhythm and started to rock in his chair.