The door opened to illuminate the house with the light of the world outside only to be drowned in darkness again as it closed. Her keys tinkled against the counter as she tried not to listen to the saturated silence of the house. Everything was alright, she reminded herself. The monster was dead, her husband was alive, and her children (though currently missing) were in excellent hands. Her bottom lip started quivering and she squeezed her eyes shut, tears leaking through her lashes. She wanted them back, her babies would be safe now... she wanted them back and then shed shove the next time traveling device she saw right down its bearers throat.
A flash and a bang ripped her hearing away. Her eyes snapped open as her shaking hand moved to the patch of red soaking her blouse as her legs gave out on her. She couldnt feel the pain, or the blood that was now on her fingers but she heard high heels approaching. She slumped against the counter helplessly sliding her hand to