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The Eclectic Pen - Sick House -WIP Part 3-

By: Sky S. (Misa-Misa)   + 20 more  
Date Submitted: 11/9/2009
Genre: Horror
Words: 325

  Yes, I know I need to edit this, this is just a rough version of this section of the story. Enjoy. ^^

The creature observed Alex closely, searching for any signs of weakness or of an expiring will. Finding none it nodded its head in acquiescence to the strength that the young boy carried. Slowly it pulled itself as straight as it could and bowed down low, giving a deep bend for the child.
‘Mahhyyy.. nhhaame ihsss… Sssiiihhhdd.. Ohhrrr thaaattsss… wwwhhaat yhhoou… caaannnh caahhll mmmeee..’
Sid’s voice dragged itself out, whispering the syllables. It was low and gravelly, but at the same time it slid out of his throat in a gentle and caressing way. The thing which was neither male nor female slid a slimy tongue like thing out of his mouth. He dripped a reddish substance onto the floor, which promptly disappeared.
Sid pushed his tongue back into his mouth with one of his many elbows, illustrating his lack of control over the parts of his body. His flexible arm reached out to the boy in front of him, lying helpless on the hospital bed. Gradually he placed what would be the palm of a hand on the boy’s stomach. He had no intention of sinking into the boy to take a piece of him away, but rather was showing him a sign of respect.
Alex widened his eyes in surprise. The creature in front of him seemed very human, contradicting his appearance. Slowly the boy raised his own arm and placed his small palm against the creatures’ clawed phalanges. Lifting the corners of his mouth in a small smile the seven year old gave a sigh of relief at being unharmed. He lifted his upper body from the bed that he had lain on for three years. Reaching his other arm out, extending it towards Sid’s face. Gently he touched the corpselike skin, leathered and old, pressing his fingers against the torn edges of the things mouth.

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Jesse (EddyKrueger) - 11/10/2009 9:40 AM ET
Aw, that was actually cute. The creature just wants a friend. It was a very warmhearted moment. But I have to see what happens next,
Kenjii H. (Daalmonette) - , - 11/10/2009 10:26 AM ET
I actually smiled reading that. Strange reaction considering the imagery. But that's Sick House for ya =D Good job!
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