Of course, he hadn’t meant to. No man in his right mind would utter the name of a former lover while having sex with his wife.

Diane paused for the briefest moment after he whispered, “Nina.”

As usual, he fell asleep right afterwards, then awoke to find her side of the bed empty. That wasn’t usual. He got up, put on his bathrobe, and went down the long hallway, hating the the cold wood floor on his bare feet. She was in…