|"I turn when I hear her sigh
in her sleep. Maybe she's dreaming. Peaceful dreams, I hope, not
anxious dreams of abductions and alien bounty hunters. When I'm
certain she's not going to awaken, I let my eyes wander around
the room for the twentieth time. There's nothing remarkable
about this room. It's indistinguishable from the other hospital
rooms I've visited her in. This time is different though. This
time she won't wake up to find the face she expects."