“Psst! Hey, Hideto! Move over a little, would ya?”
He raised his head up from against the mattress fabric and set down the comic book he was reading. From beside him, bed sheets rustled noisily and a lump popped up briefly before him. It took only a second for the light of the flashlight he held in his hands to illuminate the space they both occupied, and the harsh yellow light reflected in the shadowy lump’s eyes.