The First Night
A few months later, Simon unpacked boxes to spend the first night in his new home. After the tiring weekend, he climbed into bed. While he was thinking about how to get to his job faster, he set the alarm and noticed a strange noise.
Simon tried not to breathe or make a noise, and he heard it again. It seemed to come from outside. Overall, it was dull and muted, like gravel scraping against metal. He checked out the window, saw nothing, and got back into bed, unaware that something shifted under his house.