Friday, March 13, 2009
Nick wakes up quietly, trying not to wake his wife peacefully sleeping and dreaming on his right.
His usual kind and loving tradition, he leans over to gently kiss his sleeping wife on the cheek before he goes to start his day.
It’s still dark, but the morning sky is just beginning to turn.
Lisa is having a bad dream. Her eyes fly open.
The slight lighting from the window casts a silhouette outline of someone leaning over her.
She opens her mouth and screams bloody murder. Her left arm comes up in a helpless defense against who she thinks is trying to attack her.
“LEESE! IT’S ME! IT’S NICK! LEESE! LEESE!”
She recovers and shudders, “Ohhhhhhhh…” her heart pounding.
One of these days, someone is going to have a heart attack.