Dec 03, 2021 1:58 PM
owls and turquoises in all night laundry
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“... is the Grandma Box as slasher flick as it sounds like or is it, like, some completely ordinary thing that someone decided to name like it was a hip horror movie.”

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"...It's a box of keepsakes of our grandma, who died before we were born and who I was named after."

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“- oh shit that was totally insensitive, wasn’t it, uh - sorry, I’m getting kinda primed for dramatic reveals.”

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"A little, but under the circumstances I'd call it forgivable. Shit, my arm hurts." 

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"We're not taking the stuff impaling your arm out until the woman who can't remember her name comes back with something to sterilize it with." 

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"Nnnngh makes sense. Ow. ...Hey, Zeke, show her the sharp thing, I wanna know what she sees it as."

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He holds it up and waves it around vaguely in front of his face.

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"...It's...obsidian?"

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"Looks different to all of us--I see glass, Zeke metal, the amnesiac bone."

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"--Huh. That's...not...objectively weirder than everything else..."

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“Should I, like. Try using it to cut off the thing on the back of my head. Or would that maybe make us explode.”

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"Leeeeets wait until the person who knows more about first aid than either of us comes back and takes a look at it first. And like. Let her or me do it, since we can actually see what we're doing and don't have a horribly injured arm. But yeah, that's a good idea."

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He fidgets with the sharp object of indeterminable material.

”’Kay.”

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"Just be glad it's not impaled the way my arm is, fucking ow."

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“Yeah, I wouldn’t wanna be you - and could you, like, explain what happened there, like, at all? As far as I could tell it was just sorta ‘stab one: the stabbening’ but I don’t, like, know what it was like from your POV.”

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"The light...was really compelling. And then I walked towards it. Because it was compelling. And then some of it sort of went--through my arm. And it occurred to me that's bad. And bits of it were reaching out to other bits of me, so I closed my eyes, and that's when it changed from 'my arm is not transparent, something is wrong' to 'ow stabbed fuck shit ow time to pass out now.'"

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“I guess some light, like. Went through the back of my head.”

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"Con...cerning..."

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“This entire motherfucking situation is really super concerning and I really wanna break something but there isn’t a ton of shit to break and I wanna go home and snuggle my girlfriend and eat barbecue and adopt a puppy and break every last bone in Jan’s stupid body and his stupid face and his stupid - but instead I’m probably gonna die horribly, so, you know, fuck everything.”

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There is a soft sound of distress from behind him. 

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“Uh, sorry, kinda let the disassociation slip for a sec.”

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"I don't...want him hurt."

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“I... do...”

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"What will that solve?"

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