“An hour ago she woke up. She could not speak. There was still this ball of stress and fear building up in her throat, and shutting down her pipes. She could not make a sound. She felt sore. She was shivering. The falling temperature in the lake house was probably, what had caused her to wake. Her left leg was numb. She could feel pins and needles from having lain down on it for what must have been hours.
She had never seen him act like that.
She still was not sure this had happened for real.”