Ari Dolan's bus arrived twenty minutes late. At work, his boss awarded Tanya the Burke account. Home again, he found his AC dead. He ground his teeth, murmuring invectives.
Mercifully, he didn't see the testers beside him. Their horror -- or beauty? -- could break minds.
Ydrysl untwined fingers (talons?) from spacetime. "Not bad. Perhaps he'll pass."
The Unnameable scowled (smiled?). no. guilt binds all. even me. Its frozen (molten?) eyes found Ydrysl. even you.
If Ydrysl were human, he might've flushed. "What hope has he?"
The Unnameable looked burdened (wistful?). i don't know. but it must come from outside of us.
The Testers by I Saw Lightning Fall
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