Alex woke but could not move. Something unseen stood or floated above him, summoning, or what felt to him like a summoning. Not verbally, but through some inaudible process that reached into him. A calling. The core of him awoke. A small, distant aspect of humanity, veiled in integration. He knew this somehow.
Like a rabbit gone tharn, he laid paralyzed by fear, knowing the being in the room with him was the cause. It was an instinctive reaction to a thing much larger and deadlier than oneself. Something other.
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