Dad: Are you in your bedroom?
Chloe: Yeah, dad, what’s up?
Dad: Are all the doors in the house locked?
Chloe: I don’t know…
Chloe: Aren’t you downstairs?
Dad: Listen to me very carefully…
Dad: look out your window.
Dad: Is there a man down there?
Chloe: You’re scaring me. What’s going on?
Dad: Please just look!!
Chloe: OMG, dad, what is that?
Dad: DON’T take your eyes off him, Chloe!
Chloe: What do you mean HIM?!
Dad: And if he texts you, DO NOT answer. Promise me!
Chloe: What?! Why would it text me?
Dad: PROMISE ME!
Chloe: Okay. But… if you’re not here…
Chloe: How do you know it’s out there?
Dad: That’s not important.
Dad: What matters is that…
Dad: you keep him in your sight.
Dad: As long as you’re looking at him…
Dad: he can’t move.
Chloe: That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard!
Dad: But it’s true.
Chloe: To hell with this…
Chloe: I’m going to the safe room.
Chloe: WHY NOT?!
Dad: It’s not safe.
Chloe: THEN DON’T CALL IT A SAFE ROOM!!!
Chloe: Do you know how hard it is…
Chloe: to text you AND watch it!
Dad: SO STOP TEXTING!!
Dad: Just watch it.
Dad: I’m on my way home now.
Chloe: I don’t understand any of this!
Dad: I know. I’m sorry.
Dad: You just have to trust me.
Chloe: I do. But that thing…
Dad: I know it’s scary, sweetheart.
Chloe: No, it’s…
Chloe: I looked away for a second.
Chloe: And it’s gone.
Dad: Are you sure?
Chloe: Am I sure there’s not a…
Chloe: disgusting, horrific monster…
Chloe: staring up at me from…
Chloe: the edge of the forest right now?!
Chloe: Pretty positive, dad!
Dad: Damn it, Chloe…
Dad: It’s not gone.
Dad: It’s inside the house.
Chloe: It can’t be.
Chloe: I looked away for less than second.
Chloe: I would have seen it crossing the yard.
Dad: You don’t know this thing.
Chloe: And YOU do?!?!?
Chloe: I want answers, dad. NOW!
Dad: Not until you’re safe.
Chloe: I am. I checked all the doors…
Chloe: They’re locked and the alarm is on.
Chloe: So what is this about?
Chloe: And why didn’t you call me?
Dad: I can’t call. I’m on the train.
Dad: There are people around me.
Chloe: What does that matter?
Chloe: If I’m in danger, CALL ME!!
Dad: I’m sorry. I can’t.
Chloe: Then I’m calling 911.
Dad: I already have.
Chloe: Where are they then?!
Dad: On their way. I promise.
Chloe: I can’t believe this.
Dad: Just hang tight. I’m with you.
Chloe: You’re not!!
Chloe: And why didn’t you tell me…
Chloe: you were going to the city?
Chloe: Why else would you be on a train?
Chloe: Unless you went to the penthouse…
Chloe: to see mom.
Dad: I wanted to talk to her about the divorce.
Dad: But she wouldn’t see me.
Chloe: OH GOD!!
Chloe: I just heard something slam.
Dad: A door?
Chloe: No, I think it was…
Chloe: There’s no way that thing could…
Chloe: get in through the chimney, right?
Chloe: It’s way too big.
Dad: It can do things you can’t imagine.
Chloe: HOW do you know?!
Dad: Just get out of the house!
Dad: Run to the neighbors.
Chloe: That’s a mile away!!
Chloe: That thing will run me down in a heartbeat!!
Chloe: I hear it coming!
Chloe: I’m going to the safe room.
Dad: NO!! YOU CAN’T!!
Chloe: I’m done listening to you…
Chloe: Until you start explaining!!
Dad: DAMN IT! ALL RIGHT!
Dad: Your sister was kidnapped from that room.
Chloe: What are you talking about?
Dad: You had a sister.
Dad: Before you were born.
Dad: That thing came into our house…
Dad: And it took her FROM the safe room!
Chloe: Is this some sort of joke?
Dad: No, Chloe. I’m dead serious.
Dad: Now please…
Dad: get out of that house?!
Chloe: Why? It’s a mansion.
Chloe: There are forty rooms…
Chloe: lots of secret hiding spots.
Dad: I told you…
Dad: It’s been there before.
Dad: It knows the house.
Chloe: So do you, Dad.
Chloe: And you could never find me…
Chloe: when we played hide and seek.
Chloe: That’s where I’m going.
Chloe: My top secret hiding spot.
Dad: Okay. But don’t tell me where.
Dad: Just go there.
Chloe: Why? Can it read our texts?
Dad: I’m not sure.
Dad: But somehow it knows things.
Dad: Things no one should know.
Dad: It always has.
Chloe: You said earlier it might text me.
Chloe: Does that mean it’s human?
Dad: It’s not human.
Dad: But it lies and deceives like only we can.
Dad: It can be unimaginably cruel…
Dad: And it will use any means to get to you.
Dad: I don’t know.
Chloe: You seem to know a lot about it.
Chloe: Except why it wants your children.
Dad: I told you it’s cruel.
Chloe: Crueler than you not telling me I had a sister?
Dad: It was fifteen years ago.
Dad: A year before you were born.
Chloe: I can’t believe mom never told me.
Dad: It was her idea not to.
Chloe: What?! Why?!
Dad: Because it wasn’t her daughter.
Dad: I had another wife.
Dad: Before I married your mom.
Dad: Chloe, are you all right?!!
Chloe: How the hell can I be okay?
Chloe: Everything you say is a lie!
Dad: No one lied to you.
Dad: We just never told you.
Chloe: I’m getting sick of asking…
Dad: Because my first wife killed herself.
Dad: That thing took our daughter.
Dad: It drove my wife insane.
Dad: So she shot herself. Okay?
Dad: And I might have followed her…
Dad: Had it not been for your mom.
Dad: She saved me from that nightmare.
Dad: And she wanted to spare you from it too.
Dad: I know. It was a terrible time.
Dad: But we got past it.
Chloe: No, I mean, Jesus…
Chloe: I think it may have found me.
Chloe: Stop texting.
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