Kuto awoke with a start. It was still dark outside, but he could sense that something was wrong. He slowly got out of bed and crept to the window, peering out into the darkness. He saw movement in the bushes and his heart began to race. There was someone out there!

He quickly backed away from the window and grabbed his baseball bat, ready to defend himself. His mind raced as he tried to think of what to do. Should he call the police? No, they would never get here in time. Should he try to escape? But where would he go?

He heard footsteps outside his door and knew that whoever it was had found him. He swallowed hard and raised his bat, prepared for whatever might come through that door…