The rain was drizzling lightly as Evan lay in bed with his wife, Julie. He squeezed her small feeble hand, listening to the wind. He was thankful to be with Julie and owed his life to her.
During his early twenties, Evan had been a compulsive gambler and within six months had racked up substantial debt. Everything in his world began to collapse until he met Julie.
She helped save his life then, and now he wanted to be with her forever. Evan stroked her pallid cheek and said, “I’ll be with you soon, my darling,” and then swallowed more arsenic.