The old house rattled my nerves as well as the windows so in the middle of the night I grabbed a sharp knife just in case. My partner wasn’t helping my sleeping habits either as she tossed from one side to the other and then back again. Fear and anxiety crept into my every sleeping hour. Noises were enlarged to the point of concert ringing in my ear and then they suddenly just stopped. I looked back at my partner who seemed finally at rest with her head straight on the pillow. Suddenly I realized this was a wake she would never awaken to and the knife pointed in my direction..