When she drifts off, I lie there for ages, trying to get comfortable and failing. There’s a feeling of definite un-safety. Not exactly danger. Just un-safety. Something’s here, clicking through the pipes. It’s lurking in my temples, in my fingers. I can feel my shoulders start to tense, my joints engage. I’m used to this, I know what it means.
Suddenly, the vampire grabbed Fisher’s neck and threw him to the ground. The monsters loomed over him like a nightmare gang, their eyes as black as night.
Fisher realized in that moment that the Halloweeners – the revered protectors of Halloween – no longer existed. Only the monsters remained. And they were about to destroy him.