|okay. i actually intended to post it sooner but i had a client.
more or less when i walked in i saw the dark shapes again. i blinked (it's kind of a natural reaction, like when you are trying to get your eyes to focus cause you know it's not supposed to be there), and my eyes opened, for like a millisecond, all the shapes were people, and let's just leave it at this: if i didn't have a reason for being vegetarian before, i had it after that. i pretty much figured out why i heard the dragging sounds, and why it was that the place was so messed up.
at this point i was pretty sweaty and my heart was racing. it was like the whole fight or flight instinct had kicked in, and obviously you decide to do the latter, but you can't actually make yourself move. you're totally petrified. i'm not sure really whether it was physically there or in my mind, but, there was a flash, like a camera flash, but it lasted too long, like it was hanging there residually. in the center of the flash - where the flash was eminating from - there was this... see this is where it gets near impossible to describe. i tried to describe it to larkind, and couldn't really, and i've been thinking about it and i still can't. it's like it was something i wasn't supposed to see, and that i can't understand. all i know was that it was terrifying. And then it felt like someone else was thinking in my head, like there was a thought that i didn't form, that was perfectly defined. it said, simply, "Get out of here." and so i did.