As her eyes shot open, she realized that someone else was shaking her.
Pete held her tightly. “Linda! Linda, wake up!”
She mumbled incoherently as her surroundings slowly came into focus.
“Honey, wake up! You were screaming.”
“Pete… Pete is that you?” She trembled like a little child.
“Yes, it’s me.” He hugged her. “You must have been having another nightmare.”
“No, it was real. That thing is coming for me.”
“The dog! The one that doesn’t have any skin! It’s coming for me!”
Pete embraced her. “Shh… it was a dream, honey. Just a bad dream…”