Like Kin: Part 27
A pitter-patter gently reverberating down the hallway drew him from his slumber. He cracked open a single eye and sluggishly inspected their living room. Just as the noise had begun it stopped. Theo wondered what it could be. Birds landed frequently on the terrace outside, and drops of water sounded similar to what he had just heard. Similar, but not the same. The noise resumed, prompting him to listen.
Immediately a few details stuck out to him. For one, the beats were too rhythmic to be a bird. The disturbance was too deep-toned to be water dripping from the roof either, so he could rule out natural ambiance. The idea of an intruder was both an intriguing and distinct possibility, as it was the only logical explanation left in his mind.
Theo continued to listen, collecting even more information with every tap. Rustling, like fine blades of long grass in a strong breeze perked the dragon’s interest, because there were no wild fields of tares anywhere near their