It’s a cold night, not many people about. With your scarf around your neck and hood up your protected from the cold of the night. You walk along the path above the sea front and plan to wander down to the sea and enjoy the clear winter sky along with the peace and quiet.
You see someone sitting on a bench, maybe out to enjoy the quiet and the clear night. You glance across as you pass. You say “Good evening!”
He replies in a soft voice with his head down “Yes it is, cold, but a lovely starry night.”
“It is indeed” you say as you carry on walking past.
As you keep walking you get that feeling, that one where you think someone is following you. You glance behind and see that guy is now walking at a distance behind you. You smile as you think to yourself that he must be cold after sitting there for a while.
You’re now at the steps down to the sea. The tide is mostly in but you want to go down anyway, it’ll get you away from the street lights so you sit and enjoy the night sky.
You walk down the steps to the sea. Something makes you glance back. He’s there!
In that quick glance and brief exchange you never noticed the knife casually held in his right hand…
As you looked back earlier you again failed to see the knife in his hand…
But now! In the silhouette the knife is clear.
In that first moment as he takes a step towards you, you’re trapped!