I rember being at the bottom of the stairs. Such lovely wood. Cherry. My head hit every post on the way down. He pushed my head into every post. I could feel his hand on the back of my head. I was bleeding. I could taste my blood in my mouth. He kept pushing my head into the posts. And I heard him laugh. I knew I had met Satan. Nitro raced to be beside me. She held me and started licking the blood from my forehead. My darling Nitro. My cat who stayed beside me thru this whole ordeal. I screamed. My husband ran out of the bedroom but he could see me crumpled at the bottom of the stairs and he knew what had happened. HE was in the house.