She knocked the door and said “Amita,what are you hiding?”
Amita quickly covered the fragile body with the quilt but she realized she could no longer hide the truth.
Unlatching the door, she spoke in hushed tone, “Don’t speak loudly, he might wake up and then the wounds won’t heal in time.”
She walked in and saw the teddy with white bandages lying on the bed.
“I will get cookies for you both”, she said to Amita as she walked out of the room smiling at the innocence of her seven-year-old who has, without her knowledge, adopted the abandoned teddy.
This post is written for Five Sentence Fiction-Innocence and Write Tribe’s Saturday Prompt– She realized she could no longer hide the truth.