You don't hear anything. It is so unsettlingly quiet; even the scratching was better than this.
You think you can see a pair of RED EYES.
Oh god. There's a monster.
Nino: Follow the path.
You do so reluctantly. VERY reluctantly.
You don't want to fight... whatever... "thing"... that monster is.
To be honest, you've never seen a monster before, but what everybody says about them is scary enough as it is.
You stop in your tracks for a minute. The fear is paralyzing.
Will you really proceed?
tl;dr: First encounter of the monster-kind.