The Presence:Royal's Story
As he leaned over his journal and tried to concentrate on his work, Royal could feel "The Presence" standing behind him. He called it The Presence because it was always with him, and he didn't know another name for it. When he was little, his mother told him it was the Lord watching over him, protecting him. He believed her when he was little. As he grew older and began to understand and trust his own senses, he stopped believing her. The Presence didn't feel protective at all, nor did it reassure him in any way. Its proximity made him feel ill-at-ease.