He can hear his daughter calling him, trying to get him out of bed. But he can’t move. He has no control over either his body or his mind.
It breaks his heart to hear Charlotte cry out for Daddy, waiting for him to be a proper father instead of a helpless one. He can’t do anything for her. Not now, not anymore.
Frozen in place, he tells himself that it’s not his fault. He can’t help it. But guilt and grief continue to haunt him, making him wish he was a better father.