As the knife plunged, the dream dissolved. I awoke to a dark room. Before I turned, I felt a knife against my chest, exactly where the stabbing had taken place. I squinted at the shadow that was over me. I reacted quickly to the blade drawing blood. I jumped and punched my attacker. A fistfight ensued. I kicked him when he punched me. As I battered him, he tripped. He took me with him. We scuffled, profanity streaming.
I moaned. Someone flicked the lights and my attacker fled. I saw a shard of glass protruding from my chest. Everything fades.
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