Sage shook the memory away before it could go any further, wrapping her arms around her shoulders she whispered, “I told you so.”
Cooper shook his head. The stubborn girl had said it a million times since that snowy night at the house. He was sure she’d say it a million times more. Shaking his head, he thought he saw something peek its head out of the ajar barn door.
Hold on, Sage he said holding his arm out. She walked through it. Cursing, he ran ahead of her to the barn. He’d learned how to blow out candles, move a few small objects, but still couldn’t physically touch a person. Closing his eyes, he walked through the door. He flinched every time he walked through a wall, still not used to the awkward sensation.
There in the dark he heard a low, guttural sound. It didn’t take long for his eyes to find the source. A brown and white dog with tall ears stood in the corner, staring directly at Cooper.
Okay, puppy, be cool, said Cooper, walking towards the dog. I'm not gonna hurt you. I just need to talk to you for a second.
The dog growled a little louder and bared its front teeth.
It's okay. I'm glad you can see me. Maybe you could do me a favor? Cooper whispered to the dog. You bark really loud so that nice lady can hear you and run away. She doesn’t bother you, and you don’t bite her. Doesn’t that sound like a good deal? What do you say? Wanna be friends? Come on, be a good puppy. Speak!
The dog turned its attention to the door.
Crap. Cooper ran toward the dog shouting, Over here you mangy mutt. Stay away from her!