He stares at the shadow not able to look away. He hears a low hiss as the shadow backs away from his door as if floating in air, the door slowly closing. The cold slowly goes away as he hears muffled voices comping from his parents room. He can't quite make out what is being said. Suddenly he hears his mother scream then total silence. His heart races but he can't move. The fear grips him like a vice. He hears a faint voice in his head, “sleep,” as he loses consciousness.