#1linerWeds: Really Short Stories 7

The sound of approaching footsteps did not render the heiress a cowardly mess because she was alone, underground in the family tombs at midnight; it was because they approached from behind the door to her grandmother’s locked vault, which she had personally sealed a decade ago.

Author’s Note: This is part of the wonderful Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday writing prompt. Click the link to find more one-liners, and then consider writing one of your own!