Thunder cracked outside. Lightning flashed throughout the house, engulfing the darkness in light. Rain ran down the glass, crashing against it like a tidal wave.
I was all alone in the darkness, lost in my thoughts. Something had to be done and only I could do it. For as long as I could remember, he terrorised my life. He plagued my dreams and he destroyed everything I had.
Everything I had loved, everything I had was quickly taken away from me. A job I loved. A man I had fallen madly in love with. My sister...
Thunder boomed across the sky again which made me look out into the night.
In that moment, I knew what I had to do. I knew what needed to be done and I would do it now. I wasn’t going to wait around forever to take my chance. It was either my life or his.
I would survive, just like I had done before. I had to.