The man-like creature in the suit walks slowly, the cane that it clenches in one hand tapping on the hard floor as it moves. Where its face should be is smooth and featureless skin. It uses the tip of the cane to assist it in moving around the room without walking into the furniture.
In its other hand is a curved hook that drips blood onto the carpet.
Every few steps the creature pauses to listen intently. It can’t see, but its hearing is acute.
Behind a chair, the boy clamps his hands over his mouth, trying to stay silent.