Separation Anxiety and Why We Need More Coffee

I can still hear him. It’s almost inaudible, but there. He’s softly humming to himself.
I hold my breath. I can feel sweat running down my brow. I exhale slowly and try ignore it.

I extend my foot. Very slowly I set the foot down on the floor.
A floorboard creaks loudly and I freeze to the spot.

The humming has stopped.
He is listening.
I shift my weight somewhat and press my body next to the wall. If I can just move out of the room fast enough he won’t detect me…