Chapter Thirty-Five: Sick Desire Fastened to a Dying Animal:
White. She opened her eyes once more. A feeling of nothing ate at her chest.
Now what?/, she thought. She sat up, but her body felt heavy. /What the…
Her eyes darted downwards. Nothing held her still, but she could feel it. All of it.
Invisible chains again. You know, he keeps pulling the same tricks. You’d think he would…
But then, something caught her attention. She looked up and saw black glass ahead of her. A loud crackle came overhead. She jerked up at the sound.
“Oh, good. You’re awake now,” a voice said. She gritted her teeth. /Oh, it’s him/, she thought.
“Good, now for the fun. I’m going to run some tests on you.”
She blinked at those words. “Huh?”
“Test starts now.”
“What?” Suddenly, a low thump filled her ears.
“What… is that?”
“Silence! Test subject must not talk!”
Another wave of thumps filled her ears. Soft still. Yet, she knew better. Where is the pain? I know he has it somewhere. So, what is he plotting? More thumping filled her ears. Prickles formed on her skin. She clenched her fists.
Okay… What is the point? Then, the thumps grew sharper. She winced at the change.
Oh, there it is. Ow!
The thumping came with a twist. She felt a shock to her skin.
Ow! Shock! Shock! She breathed in hard. Don’t cave it! Block it out. Squirming in motion. Now to raise the steaks.
She winced harder at the sudden growth. Shocks hit her ears now. A sharp breath drew in more. Ow. Second jump hit her wrists. Her hands became stiff. Third jump to her ankles. Fourth jump. Fifth jump. Sixth jump. Each time made her go stiff. Her breath quickened. I… can’t… breathe… Why… can’t… I… move… She sank to her back.
And, she’s down. Time for more.
The shocks became higher. Her heart and breath increased. Another shock came. Her mind became distorted with pain.
What… is… this? The heat in her body rose with each shock.
Is… he… killing… me? More shocks came. The white blurred with other colors in her head. Another shock hit her heart. Her vision blurred over. Increase the voltage? Why yes. Yes!
A stronger shock hit her heart and lungs. She felt her body go into a seizure.
Kill… me… Please… kill… me… But, would he? No! At least not yet, anyway.
Soon, the white disappeared to black. Has he won at last?
I don’t want to die alone. She reached to something.
Help… me… Anybody… A…sa…to…-ku…n…
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