How long have I been asleep? Days......weeks.....months? Down here in the dark , locked away, out of sight. The others are still sleeping, the boy, the girl, their parents but......I’m not the only thing awake down here. Something’s with us , something lurking in the shadows , something.......wrong. I can hear it walking – no not walking, skulking creeping across the floor, over the supplies, over the equipment keeping the others alive. I can hear its breath rasping in and out rattling at the back of its throat. Not normal. Not human. I don’t know how long I’ve slept, I don’t know why I’ve been woken but I know the thing here with us wants to do us harm and I know I’m not going to let that happen.