by Katelyn
(Tucson, AZ)

She closed her eyes and tried to fall asleep. She was about to drift off to sleep when he suddenly jolted awake beside her. She didn’t react. Instead she lay there with her eyes slightly open, just enough so she could see what he was doing. Recently she had enjoyed just watching him. He sat up and sat on the edge of the bed. He rested his head in his hands and rubbed his face.
He stood up and she watched him as he walked into the bathroom. The bathroom light illuminated the room and she heard him open the medicine cabinet. She heard him taking pills. He walked back into the room and got into bed. She closed her eyes, and felt his gaze upon her. He scooted towards her and wrapped his arms around her and rested his head on hers. Something about the way he held her and smiled at her sent shivers down her spine.

She quickly fell asleep to the sound of his heartbeat. She slept peacefully for a couple of hours until she awoke to loud bang. She looks next to her to see that he wasn’t beside her.
She stood up and ran to the closet and grabbed the gun from the safe. Her heart was beating quickly in her chest, and her arms were shaking. She rounded the corner of the kitchen and flicked on the light. Her hands slipped off the gun and it fell to the floor.

In front of her was his body, lying there unconscious. She checked for a pulse and it was there, however it was weak. She grabbed the phone and called 9-1-1. As she waited for the ambulance she felt tears run down her cheek and she sobbed begging him to be ok.

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