Not Alone

Avatar Author: ALRO613 (LoA) Another one of the refugees from the old Ficlets site. See my old <a href="http://ficlets.ficly.com/authors/alro613">FICLETS HERE!</a> Not much to say about me really. I write. I play music. I write music. And I enj... Read Bio

The metal box rang out as one of the men slammed a tool upon the top of his container. It cursed something in the tongue he’d yet been able to master; he understood only fragments of their language. He rushed his hands over the sides of his head to drown out the deafening frequency, but it was all in vain. The sonic crash reverberated throughout the inside of his mind, muddying his thoughts.
He moaned as the box was wheeled away from the light, and he was once again left in darkness. Left to wonder what would, now, become of him.
Without another of his kind, he was defenseless.
Without his counterpart, he could no sooner attempt his escape than that of the helpless lab-rats that he’d observed in this forsaken place.
Without his mate, his mind was unclear, in chaos. He had no focus; only fear.
The box opened. He cowered, as overhead lights blinded his large black eyes.
“I can’t get used to how ugly that is,” one man said.
And then he saw a man’s fear, right before he died.
And suddenly, his mind was clear.

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  1. Avatar Elice

    great ending

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    So it’s a lab rat gone lethal? the actual form of the protagonist is left wide open, could be a rat, a rat-human, a monster.. which leaves it open for sequel :) Its a very terrifying ending here too.

  3. Avatar ALRO613 (LoA)

    Ya.. The idea was to kinda be ambiguous about WHO the protagonist is!
    Fantasy actually speculated that it was an alien.. and i’ve hinted to that a little..
    but again… It’s left up to the reader to make it whatever he or she pictures in his or her head as the story unfolds.

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