Last night in my sleep, I sensed that Craig wasn't lying next to me. I got out of bed and snuck down the hallway. I realised he was on the toilet. He said he was fine, just had a bit of a tummy ache. I stumbled back down the hallway, glad the kids hadn't woken up as I was so so tired.
As I walked past the lounge room (where Eliza was asleep on the couch as usual), I noticed that the TV was on. I stared at it for a while, in a bit of a sleepy stupor and saw that is was the credits for a Bruce Willis movie.
Then I saw that our furniture had been moved around.
Some things had been moved across the room, other things had been put upside down or sideways.
I was so confused. My eyelids were still heavy and I was practically sleepwalking, but my intuition was telling me that something wasn't right. Craig called out from the bathroom. He told me to leave things alone in the lounge as he was in the middle of doing something great. That's when I knew something was wrong.
Craig wasn't acting himself. He came out of the bathroom. I grabbed my mobile phone and headed back to the bedroom. I saw that he had stopped by Ruby's room and taken her out of her cot. From the doorway, I could see him carrying her to the lounge room, zooming her through the air, trying to get her to laugh. I made the decision to not leave the bedroom. Even though I could sense the urgency of the situation, I could not shake the feeling of tiredness and that was really worrying me. In the bedroom, I closed the door and picked up the phone. I used the home phone as I was becoming more lethargic and the home phone was easier to use. I dialed 000 and waited for what seemed like an eternity for someone to answer. Finally, a droll "police, fire or ambulance". I muttered ambulance. "speak up" said the voice. "Ambulance" I forced out with all my might. Then another long weight. I didn't catch what was said, but I knew that someone was on the other line so I just blurted out "my husband has gone crazy, I can't stay awake, I think we have been drugged" and then I couldn't help it any longer, I fell asleep. Only to wake up and realise that my dreams are weird.