I still hadn’t fallen asleep, which wasn’t strange as we weren’t sleeping at home in our own bed. Also, I could hear a rat moving around the bedroom. When it sounded like it was close to my head I woke up Soeun.
“Rat! There’s a rat in here!”
I think I expected him to join me in my panic. Flick the light on, throw his hands in the air and run around yelling “Rat! Rat! ”
But instead I heard I sleepy mumble from his pillow, “Yeah there’s lots of rats in here.”