So, this happened some years ago, while i was married to my (now ex) husband. One evening i was sitting in the bedroom watching TV like usual. It had just gotten dark, so i guess the time was around 8pm.
Next to me was my 20-gallon turtle tank which held my little turtle, who was the smartest turtle I've ever seen.
Normally, these turtles will vibrate their fins above their head when in front of another male turtle, to assert dominance. My turtle, however, used vibrating his fins as a way to communicate with me when he didn't like something. Whenever he wanted me to turn on his heat lamp or feed him, he would swim over to the corner closest to me and vibrate his fins on the glass until i did what he wanted. He also could tell me when he was upset, like if i had the ac in the house too cold for him, he would vibrate until i turned it down. Throughout the years I spent countless hours figuring out what he wanted, until i was able to read him as clearly as if he could talk.
On this evening, all the lights in the house were off, except for the TV and the light on the tank next to me, which, since it's my turtle's heating lamp, it was very bright. The show we were watching had just finished so my husband excused himself to go outside and smoke a cigarette. I began flipping through the channels trying to find something else on when i was interrupted by the sound of my turtle's fins on the glass next to me.
Seeing as his light was already on, and i had just fed him, i wondered what was bothering him. As i moved my face close to the tank, he began swimming back and forth. Wondering if he was cold, i checked to see if the AC was on, which it wasn't. I decided that he was just hyper and wanted to play around with me so i pulled the dresser with the tank a little closer to me so i could sit on the bed and watch TV, but my turtle would be closer to me. I turned my attention to the TV and not too long after heard the front door close and saw my husband's figure cross past our open room door and into the bathroom.
"Don't forget to lock the front door" I called out as i watched him pass by.
He ignores me, per usual, seeing as i always remind him about the door. I forget about him and return to watching my show. About 5 minutes later i hear the front door open. A bit of panic rises in me, as i know my husband is already inside.
"Maybe i just imagined hearing the door open" I think, trying to calm myself. My panic rises with the sound of the door gently closing. I think about all the times i reminded my husband to lock the door, and how, if we survive this, he is going to get one big "i told you so". It's a short walk from the front door to the bedroom, so while i'm contemplating if i have enough time to grab the shotgun out of the closet, I see a figure's head pop around the corner.
"Do you want anything from the kitchen?" It's my husband. A different wave of panic sets in.
"Get in here!" I whisper frantically. "Get the gun! Someone is in the bathroom!"
He runs to the closet and grabs the shotgun from where it lays. Quietly, but quickly, he positions himself in front of the bathroom. I stand behind with the broom (the closest item i could grab) in case anything. He kicks open the door, but it wasn't locked. The lights in the bathroom were off so i flicked on the hallway light.
He aims the gun at the shower curtain and pulls it open. More nothing.
He turns around to make a face at me. I shrug.
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