- The buzz of a cell phone on the nightstand woke me from a tired slumber the next morning. Nicholas was still sound asleep next to me, and I contemplated waking him up to pick up his phone, but the bag underneath his eyes stopped me in my tracks. He was usually up by now to prepare for work.
- I peeked at the alarm clock next to the buzzing phone. 7: 30 AM. Nicholas was supposed to be awake over thirty minutes ago. He must really be exhausted then.