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Glistening balls of sweat beaded along Monica's forehead, her pale complexion growing even chalkier as the terrifying sounds of the key turning in the lock downstairs and creaking open echoed and shattered every last hope that she had of escaping before...before he came in.  She considered grabbing her laptop and running back to her room, but she would surely trip on the rug at the top of the stairs and he would surely see her...maybe she could grab the bottle of whiskey and offer it to him...

She heard his angry, gruff grumbling as his lumbering steps made it up the staircase.  She stiffened up, her back as rigid as a board...he was getting closer...

When she had married him, he was a good man with a lot of money to his name.  A bit of a gambling issue had dug a hole for him, one he could only fill with sex, drugs, alcohol and, yes, more money.  He was an excellent husband for the first two years; life was bliss, she remembered.  He was a terrific lover and a wonderful friend, always there to listen to her.  He caught her when she fell, but as the years drew on he was the one to cause her falls and refused to catch her.  

She had less than a minute to hide the drink...she knew that was no time, but she had to try...his steps grew louder and heavier, nearing the office...her opportunity was almost gone...

Grasping the bottle, she shot a frantic look around the tiny room...in the bookcase?  No.  On the windowsill?  No.  In the filing cabinet?   Yes!  She had to be quick...the creaking of the floorboards entered her ears and spun into her heart, accelerating it to twice its normal speed.  She began to hyperventilate as she bolted to the cabinet, opening the middle drawer...he never, ever went in there...her hand was so tight around the bottle's neck, suffocating it, almost like he did with her...she raised her hand to place the bottle in, when a loud huffing and puffing pounded the nape of her neck.  He had been so quiet...she hadn't even heard him come in...

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