When Paula woke up, she was alone in the bedroom. it had only been a dream! She could hear Myles walking in the room above her, and she knew that sound had suggested the footsteps - and the ritual - in her nightmare.
But still ...
She slowly raised her hand to her face, almost not daring to touch her forehead. When she did, it was dry.
But there was a slight slickness at the center of it, as there had been on Abby's before she had died.