His heart began to quicken…
He pauses to relish the moment—cold steel only inches above her tender skin.
The thrill was arousing. It excited his loins: his breath grew shallow, his chest thundered.
He pondered whether the girl might have a family, if she had a lover, if she would be missed…
He licked his lips lasciviously behind his mask and steadied the blade for the kill.
“Are you ready to begin, Doctor?” the nurse interrupted from across the gurney, rudely breaking his concentration.
“Yes,” he muttered.
Not yet, he thought, peacefully. He smiled to himself.