Piper sat up in bed, the sweat of determination and frustration dotting her brow. Why can't I sleep? She thought as she fervently picked at her brain in attempts to find the answer for her disoriented state. Sighing inwardly, she eased herself back down into the many pillows that surrounded her and closed her eyes. But, as she tossed and turned for five or so minutes, she decided to give up on the search for the sleep that was obviously evading her.

Sitting back up in bed, she stared into the darkness. Maybe a book might help me relax, she thought as her eyes adjusted to the darkness. Blowing a cluster of midnight blue hair out of her face, Piper swung her legs over the side of her bed and padded off towards the door of her room.