Music notes lifted from the keys to swirl around the yard like dying leaves on the Autumn breeze.
Colours collided in vibrant hues of orange, purple and gold.
Splashes of rain bounced off the dead soil.
Her eyelids flickered as his distinct scent tickled her into awareness, teased her up out of the dream about him.
The crash of the kitchen door. A scream cut off abruptly. Coppery scent of fresh blood. Senses chasing her through her dreams turned nightmares. Demons and ghosts with talons made of bone and the cold stare of Death.
Images piling on top of her, suffocating her, drowning her. Pain, the scalding hot pain of realization, speared her chest, robbed her breath. Her body shuddered as her eyes opened wide. Terror shoved adrenaline through her veins while gaze sought out answers. A silent room. An empty room
She willed her limbs into quiet. Took a deep breath to restore vital oxygen to her panicked brain. Nightmares. Only nightmares. She turned her head towards his pillow, to the comfort of his scent, the reassurance that only he could provide.
Moonlight through the window exposed the sharp steel of the blade that lay upon the red stained pillow. The scream lodged in her throat as the gloved hand reached down to silence her forever.