|The first thing that came to mind: funky.
The next... kinda cool.
Your short story is interesting and engaging, and the end was a lovely twist.
My one biggest issue was the word "lull". It pulled me away from the story as I tried to reconcile its meaning of "calm or send to sleep, typically with soothing sounds or movements" with your usage. I believe "lure" would be less jarring, but that is simply my opinion. Otherwise I loved the story.