Sam and Billy grab as many pillows as they can, and get to work. In an hour, they’ve got Billy’s bedroom fortified – the one entrance leads directly into the bathroom, and it’s lined with traps. Billy sets up a couple of flashlights, and the sheets glow, a warm pink penumbra.
Sam opens her bag, and starts laying out her gear. Water gun. Wooden stakes. Plastic sword and shield. A really cool looking stick. Tennis balls. Magic markers. Roscoe the Bear. She gives Billy the sword, then suits up.
By midnight, Billy’s asleep, but Sam’s watching. The sheets tremor, very slightly.