Sleepless - Chapter 3Chapter 3When I awoke, I could hear the sound of something scratching on the side of the dumpster. I thought that Alejandro had found me and was wanting in, trying to get away from our pursuers. I opened the lid of the dumpster to find that it was still daylight. I looked at the watch that someone had coincidentally drawn on my wrist. It was noon.The scratching at the side of the dumpster was not Alejandro after all. It was a grey squirrel with a case of the mange something fierce. I thought better than to actually reach down to let it in the receptacle with me as it might be rabid or have some other disease."Shoo!" I commanded it. With a puzzled look on it's mangy, little face, it scurried away.I stood up and attempted to lift myself out of the waste bin, falling over the side and scraping my elbow on the asphalt below. Not too bad of a wound, but there were a few rocks to pick out of it.