I looked over at Jeremy to see his face turn pale with wide eyes. "W-what i-is that?!" he asked, with a tremor in his voice. With my hands grabbing his shoulders I tried to stay as calm as possible. "This is what I've been trying to tell you..." The sound of metal clanking nearby grew louder, making the kid's eyes grow even wider. He stepped closer to me. "M-Mike, w-what is g-g-going on..."
I took a deep breath. This was gonna freak him out bad.
"Those animatronics... walk around at night on their own."
His mouth opened, preparing to scream. "THEY-" I quickly cupped my hand over his mouth before he could let the rest out. "I know, I know, freaky," I said, holding onto his shoulders tighter. The footsteps grew closer, with a low, demonic laugh filling the hall. He gasped and clung to my arm tightly, turning his head to stare into the dark hallway in front of us. I grabbed the flashlight from the d