“I love you”, she murmured softly.

I smiled to myself as these words gently woke me up.

I slowly turned around to hug her. I saw the dim glow of a phone near her pillow. She lay facing away. I turned back in shock.

She giggled softly and whispered, “Okay enough. I have told you not to call during such hours. I’ll call you tomorrow. I love you.”

I loved you too, I thought to myself. 

Moments later, her arms hugged me from behind. 

“I love you”, she murmured softly.

Written in response to Daily Prompt : Murmuration