Mary Lambert always has a weapon very near to her hands.
Nobody is going to get to her without paying a big price.
Even though she has a husband who is willing to protect her,
He is never going to be enough to ease her mind.
But under her pillow is... A Special For The Occasion.
A SPECIAL FOR THE OCCASION
From out of a bear in a cave hibernation sleep, Mary heard the crash of something downstairs.
She bolted upright, coming to groggy awareness, and immediately elbowed Robert to wake him up.
She forced her resistant husband to investigate the kitchen where she knew the sound came from.
Before he opened the bedroom door, she handed him the fully loaded .38 Special she kept under her pillow... you know, just in case.