“YES! YEEESS! Kick him! Harder! Oooh…that must’ve hurt.”
Silver moaned, rolling over and pulling a pillow over her head.
Piper even fell off the bed.
“Right, mud girl, reduce the volume in that darned thing!”
“This is the lowest the volume can go!”
Shaadia looked more closely at the screen. “No mute button,” she said. To both other girls, it was just ridiculously obvious she was telling a lie.
“Well then, switch it off!” yelled Silver.
“I don’t want to!”
Suddenly, Shaadia’s face fell. “End of episode,” she announced. “I’m gonna watch the next one.”
Piper snatched the phone and switched it off.
“Enough is enough.”
Holly kicked off her heavy boots, climbing onto the fairly large bed. The mud boy climbed in beside her, squirming uncomfortably.
“Hey, Arty, knock it out. You’re creeping me.”
The human smiled Sheepishly. “Sorry. I-I’ve just never done this before.”
“What could go wrong, Fowl?”
“Well, Foaly coming in here in the middle of the night is one thing. And there’s always the risk of attack by the mud men.”
“Well, please stop thinking that, it won’t happen!”
Holly curled up next to him, an in a moment, fell asleep.