My body went stiff and my legs locked as my hand began to burn.
Ink thick and silvery, like hot mercury dripping from my outstretched hand. It splattered the floor with a hot hiss against the concrete.
The feeling in my head making me scream, like a hot poker being pressed into my brain.
I wanted to black out, to have this pain stop but I couldn’t. Not a single thing I tried could do anything to halt it. I had only one thing at my disposal to do and that was to watch as the ink dripped from the carvings on my flesh.It was all my fault i had let my addiction go to far.
I felt such fear, all alone in this massive factory, so late at night.
I watched in frozen terror as a small form started to emerge from the ink puddle on the floor like a small badly carved creature made completely out of silver. It gleamed in the moonlight that struck it from a high window on the east wall.
My head started to clear and I grabbed my hand in pain now that I could finally move it from the paralysis that had me in its clutches just moments before.
The silver inky substance seemed to have stopped flowing as a dark crimson red now stained my skin and I could see dried blood that now encrusted the scar on my arm where just moments before was ablaze with a bright white light
I looked back to the lump on the floor which looked less like a puddle and more like a small creature covered in silver.
It was slumped down with what I assumed its face turned towards the ground. I took a step closer still holding my hand firmly.
There was fear coursing through me but I sucked it up and continued, crouching down to get a closer look. The creature seemed to tremble making its back look like little ripples on the suface of pond. Looking up at me,“what in the world are you little guy? “ I said sweetly as if talking to a baby.
That’s what it looks like I thought to myself it’s so cute.
Milky ink trailed down its face revealing the most stunning eyes, it blinked at me catching the light in those large orbes that where fixed into its head. I turned my head in curiosity. A small milky bubble popped from where I could only assume was its nose.
I laughed to myself quietly which turned into a cough. I grabbed my stomach where I was hit earlier.
My ribs are probably broken I thought to myself wincing in pain and grimacing at my stupidity.
As I looked at the small creature a feeling of horror overtook me as I realized something very important was missing
Not a single comment, not a single funny remark
My only friend,
The voice in my head when everything felt dark
He was gone
I looked at the creature and a feeling of anger started to bubble as I realized when it appeared my friend disappeared.
“What did you do to me, I don’t want to be normal I screamed!”
I could feel the anger start to slowly consume me when i heard a familar voice that quieted the anger in me.
“I’m right here Elijah,” a voice said in my head
“Why did you let me feel that way, “ I said out loud with a trace of hurt attached to it.
I was waiting till you were done but look at me aren’t I cute ?,he replied with a whisper though my thoughts distracting me from my pain.
“Wait …that’s you” I looked more closely at the small creature it snorted again and I laughed wincing a little.
“my friend how did you?!” I exclaimed
I have no clue but we have more questions than answers now don’t we
“I guess we do”I replied as my voice carried through the darkness .