It had waited 3 hours for her. It had planned it's attack for days on end. It knew exactly how to take her down, and it would have already done it, if not for one question.
"Are you scared too?" -- Anon Guest
Ze who hesitates is lost, -- Ancient wisdom.
Unfortunately for Grethagh, terror of the darkness, it was remembered too late. This was its first hunt, and taking its time to enjoy it had seemed like a rational choice. Now? Not so much. Because a question had to be answered. Because the rule book said nothing about telling the truth. Because nobody was ever supposed to survive a monster attack... Grethagh, terror of the darkness had said, "Uh. A little? I mean. I'm nervous about this. It's my first night."
Nicole said, "Oh, man, that is an entire mood. Like. First day on the job? I got off at the wrong station, but I don't have enough to get to the right station. And then I figure, hey, it's only five blocks, I can walk that. It's dark, I've lost my phone service because of the clouds or something, and I'm pretty sure I took a wrong turn and then... here we are."