The shower starts and I know they're there
I wake up, groggy and alone. A sense of sadness and loneliness wash over my heart threatening to overwhelm me until I can get my mental defenses in place, to which the soul crushing despair to just a dull murmur.
I remember my life and what lead up to this moment as my eyes adjust to the darkness around me. I'm still here, in my basement. Maybe it's over and I can be free..., but no! I hear her giggles, her laughter.