How could you? How could you leave me after so many nights together? 5110 to be exact. That's fourteen years if you could count them all up.
And as I've gone to bed these last couple nights, without your comfort, I felt naked, as if my soul were bared to so many ghosts and demons of the night. I did not have you to protect me anymore.
Oh, but I can replace you. I will replace you like one potato chip in a bag of many. Chomping away as if one doesn't distinguish itself from another.
We've been through so much, you and I. I just can't understand how you could just suddenly leave me as stranded as a star-crossed lover. I know I've doubted you and wondered over your continued stamina, but I had no warning. I did not wonder that night; I only trusted.
So now, I leave the house to find your successor. Probably a better version of you, but more expensive. One who won't fail me after 14 long years. One who may love me better than you.
But, oh Night Guard, you were truly the guardian of my nights, or at least my teeth's guardian. We have loved each other well. I may miss you almost as much as I'll miss the money out of my pocket it will take to replace you.