She could feel the sun on her face and rolled over in an attempt to snatch a few more precious moments of sleep. Lately her sleep had not been quite so restful as it ought to have been. Nothing was troubling her, it wasn't stress that stole her sleep. No, she had a DreamEater. But he was no ordinary DreamEater. He had always been different. A Feeler, the ancients would have called him. Those who could remember the days when everyone had known of the Eaters, when DreamEaters were more than the mindless monsters they had become. When they could feel what this Eater felt. When they could love.
Night after night Liev had hovered over the same girl, knowing he caused her suffering but unable to resist. He needed to know her. To have a taste of her life, as he would be unable to in other ways. In the daylight he followed her as well, as he needed no sleep. While she worked he would sometimes whisper her name to himself.
'Lia, Lia, Lia'
Sometimes she heard him. She would glance around at the