Refuge of the hotel room, CNN anchors murmuring banalities, bathroom shower spitting as your wife washes, your son charging about.
"Daddy! This is the sound of the wall!" Smack of a small palm striking drywall.
"This is the sound of the closet!" Mirrored door rattles in its track.
"This is the sound of Silence!" The shower stops streaming. Anderson Cooper mouths noiselessly.
You whirl, see a opaque tendril of midnight swirling above him.
"We're friends," the little voice pipes, high and true. "I let It out. It said you'd listen now. You will listen, won't you, daddy?"
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