No. That wasn't right. It couldn't be right and none of this was supposed to be happening. He was suppose to live to be old and bother her all of her stupid, shitty life. He wasn't supposed leave her alone.
"No!" Esther wailed, now on the verge of total panic. "You bastard! Wake up, Leo! Please. I'm sorry!" Esther shook him gently. "You can't leave me, not like this. I love you. LEO!"
When he didn't respond, Esther to her own surprise did not panic. She continued to wail and scream at him until the police and EMTs finally arrived. Dazed, she managed to give the officers a fractured, semi-accurate version of what had happened. What had happened? Esther couldn't figure it out. First he was telling the truth, then lying, then telling the truth and now he was, what? Actually dead?
She touched her forehead after a confusing string of related questions. Huh. She was bleeding. More strange things. Esther allowed herself to be led out of the destroyed building and to an ambulance for a further look at her injuries.
Esther just couldn't find a way to understand why any of this was happening.