Aheila's Drabble Day prompt this week is Silence. Check out her blog for the rules.
An unnatural silence jarred Adam awake. He squinted at the clock. 3:31 a.m. He never woke this early. Farmwork exhausted him, transporting him to a dreamless sleep that ended only with the bleating of his 5 a.m. alarm. Yet even in sleep he was somehow always aware of night noises: owls, wind, cars... But this night felt different. Quiet. Expectant. Like the trees, the night creatures, even the air were holding their breath, waiting for something. A storm? An attack? Something that hid in shadows? He threw off the covers and stood, parting the curtains. All he saw was the reflection of his own haunted eyes.