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Amelle Nicchi
Trouble Sleeping (Teacher's Lounge)
Tue Oct 11, 2016 19:11

It was a little after ten o’clock at night when Amelle entered the staff lounge to make herself a cup of tea and relax. Since she was still waiting for students to sign up for the Library Helper positions, she currently didn’t have anyone helping her in the library for these first few days of the new school year. That meant that she was in the library all day long. From seven in the morning until ten o’clock at night, curfew. She always did a sweep of the library just before ten to make sure everyone had either gone off to Aladren or to their respective common rooms and hope that they didn’t get into trouble. As there were few students who had decided to get an early start on things, the library was hardly a mess, so it was a quick clean up before she could finally lock the doors.

But even though she was quite exhausted from the long days, she couldn’t sleep. She hadn’t yet adjusted to the change in her schedule since her summer had been so lazy. It was going to be a conflict for her until she had some assistance in the evenings. That was, if she had enough people sign up. Right now there were about seven, which was a nice start, but she definitely needed more help otherwise, she would never get a break for herself except the weekends and working from seven in the morning to ten at night just wasn’t healthy for anyone.

Amelle took a seat on one of the couches that was in the room and took a sip of her tea. She had heard that Chamomile could help a person have an easier time falling asleep, so she really hoped that to be true. She really hated tossing and turning at night and she couldn’t just go off to see Isis or Alfie to chat when she couldn’t sleep because they likely would be.

Putting her tea down, Amelle stretched and ran a hand through her mess of curls. She was so tired, but she couldn’t figure out how to settle her mind down enough to sleep. She was staring into the fireplace and zoning for she didn’t know how long before she refocused and found herself no longer alone in the lounge. Amelle jumped with a loud gasp and started laughing even though she thought her heart was going to jump out of her chest. “I’m sorry, I didn’t realize I wasn’t alone anymore!” Amelle said through her embarrassed giggles.

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