It had to be, because nothing remotely as thrilling or exciting happens during a bright sunny morning. For example, you would never expect a thunderstorm to turn into a tornado that would gulp up your house when outside the birds are chirping gleefully, the sun is shining and there is not even a cloud in the sky.
So to set the atmosphere right for what would ensue, it was dark, stormy and all-in-all quite terrifying.
Amy and Adam were tucked up under their fleece blanket with a bowl of fresh popcorn steaming between them on the couch. They were watching a movie they had just downloaded. And outside the wind was howling.
Fittingly, Adam had chosen an action film to watch, and Amy often got scared, so much that she would jump up in her seat and pour popcorn all over the couch. Adam would just laugh and hug her tighter.
Little did they know, that while they were enjoying their night in, there was something creeping into their front lawn.
As the storm receded, and the wind subsided, the night became quieter. That was when Amy and Adam decided to go to bed.
But that was when he reached the outside of their front door.
Spikes all out, he remained there all night.
Until Amy, opened the door early the next morning and screamed.
The spikes had pierced her foot – she was used to walking around barefoot in the house, so it hurt even more.
But she forgot all about the pain when Adam picked up the perpetrator and she stared into his puffy eyes.
Hedgehogs are cute. And they too are scared of dark and stormy nights.