Nick grabbed for his phone, but it slipped through his fingers and bounced on the carpet. He could distantly hear the woman on the other end.
“What is the nature of your emergency? 911…”
He tried to yell out, but only heard himself moaning as he lost the battle against gravity and collapsed on the floor beside his phone.
Powerless against the spasms, his eyes travelled to the staircase. Oh God, no! Rachel, baby, it’ll be okay! Daddy’ll be okay! Please God, don’t let her watch me die!