He paused at the doorway and listened for any sound that would tell him she was there. He hadn’t planned on things going like this, but stranger things had happened before.
He questioned why he allowed it to get this far. This should’ve been finished hours ago, but he had to play with them. He hated to admit it, but he loved the thrill of the hunt.
A squeaking hinge from the closet caught his attention and he smiled.
She thinks I left!
His grip tightened on his machete and silently moved across the room to wait by the door.