Chrissy woke early this beautiful spring morning, noted her husband Devon still sound asleep one leg half off the bed. not disturbing him she went to the kitchen and started water for a cup of tea garnished with honey and lemon. she looked out the window, inhaled and sighed for the wonderful life she and Devon had together for the past 3 years. she felt blessed.
Chrissy then turned on the small tv in the kitchen to catch the local morning news and weather. finished garnishing her breakfast tea and went looking for the laptop, unsuccessfully, then remembering that Devon took it to a meeting last night and getting home well after she had gone to bed. the computer she thought would be in his rolling office bag. there it was, she pulled it out and headed back to the kitchen counter, set down the computer and sat herself down to check her writing blog and emails. opening the laptop she quickly noticed that the screen had a hand print on it, a hand print that looked like dried blood it startled her to say the least. she went to the sink to get a dish cloth to wipe off the screen when the news announcer started talking about a murder in a set of apartments a few miles from their house. a young woman was raped and stabbed in the late evening last night and anyone having any information was asked to contact the sheriff's office.
at this point Chrissy's mind started rolling all over the place and she did not know what to do. it could not, no Devon would not do something like that, no there had to a simple explanation to the hand print. she moved towards the screen to start wiping it when Devon walked into the kitchen.
"good morning," he said, "what are you doing?"
"oh there is some blood on the computer, i figured you must have cut you hand and didn't have anything to wipe it off last night"
Devon quickly replied, "yes, i did in fact. here let me wipe it off for you"
"it must have been pretty bad honey, why don't you let me have a quick look at it. you may need to put some neosporin on it......"
he just stared at her...
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