His First Night
A few months later, Marks was finally unpacking in his new house. He was tired after all that work, so he climbed into bed. Simon set his alarm and settled in for the night, wondering how much shorter his commute to work might be. Then, he noticed a strange noise.
Marks tried not to breathe or make any sounds until he heard it again. It appeared to be outside and was dull and muted. Peering out the window, he checked for gravel scraping on metal but saw nothing. Though he didn’t realize it, something shifted under his home.