There on the fireplace mantle the creature poised starring straight at Jaymee. He never knew it was watching his every move as he wandered to the kitchen for his nightly glass of milk. He sat down at the table as he always did and although his eyes were slightly blurry he thought he saw something move in the darkness.
Jaymee convinced himself his obsession with horror movies was now playing tricks on him so he finished his milk, got up to rinse the glass and hear a definite noise in the other room. He placed the glass in the sink quietly and slowly walked to the darkened room ahead of him.
The creature sensing his position has been compromised started to look for a place to hide from Jaymee. in doing so knocked the picture of his mother off the mantle and it crashed on the floor. "who's there" Jaymee said now convinced he was not alone. " I..I..have a knife and I will cut you" he exclaimed knowing the butter knife he grabbed would not do much damage, but he thought they perhaps wouldn't know that.
The creature found itself a place to hide and lay there waiting hoping the human would go away. It didn't want to fight Jaymee, but it would defend itself without hesitation if need be. It has been playing this game with humans for a thousand years or more. It knew how to wait humans out, they were predictable in it's eyes.
Jaymee's imagination was running wild by now and he knew he couldn't call out for help as he was the only one home. He mustered as much courage as he could to reach around the entry way to turn on the living room light careful not to let his full body be see. He learned this from the countless movies he watched all alone night after night while his mom worked the night shift down at Mercy Hospital.
Jaymee's obsession with movies had over the past couple of years had overwhelmed him to create a "don't do this list" if ever in a situation with any aliens or monsters. In his mind he had this list down pat practicing it while watching the movie of the night. Somehow tonight he was doing all the wrong things and found himself doing them before he realized he was doing them.