At the end of a long workday, a girl pours herself a glass of wine and collapses onto the couch next to her roommate. The two have plans to marathon-watch one of their favorite shows. They do their typical gossip exchange about the day, laugh a bit, and settle in as their show begins.

Quickly, they become mesmerized, engulfed in the drama on the TV in front of them. They are oblivious to the rest of the world.

…Until he coughs…

It’s Amy that hears him first. She startles and asks, “Meagan…did you hear that?”. Meagan hasn’t heard anything, but she is instantly present to her roommate’s concern, so she begins to listen…hard.

He coughs again. It’s coming from right outside the window.

No doubt, someone is in the backyard.

Slowly, the girls rise. Amy is visibly shaken. Meagan steps in front of her and peers out the window. As she sees the shadow disappear behind the guest house, she immediately jumps into action.

She first calls her bloodhound, cracks the door to the backyard, then sends the dog to start tracking the dark figure she had glimpsed through the window.