You’ve been fooling me the whole time.
Your promise. Your guidance. Your intentions.
You’ve led me in circles. You’ve consumed everyone I knew. All to prepare me to become one of you.
I won’t let you finish your plans. I’m not going to wear your sludge. They were my friends.
You, and Holts, will have to see me die.
“How so, when I’m cradling you like a baby?”
“Your pathetic attempts can’t even faze our plans.”
“I didn’t break our promise. You shall be given the ability to fly.”
“Not at a cost of becoming one of you!”
“Now you have the gall to treat us like degenerates? Did you look at yourself first?”
“I wanted to save you too!”
“Lies! I cannot be saved, much less by the likes of you!
“Admit it. All you’ve wanted is to look down on this world. A form of petty revenge, and nothing more. You cannot save me with that in mind. Huh, now that I’ve thought of it, you’re much more of a lower being than us, so you can already consider this as a promotion!”
“You’ve lost ever since our deal exactly a year ago.”
“I… did. I never noticed it.”
“We never really thought that you’d find out. Your dreams are mere dust motes for us. You’ve only gotten worse since getting out of that space. And the worse you get, the more you became a pathetic being. You’ve lost since playing the game. And this is your reward for sticking with it.
“You’re going to become a game master.
“This won’t take long. Now, close your eyes.
“You are supposed to be a god, after all.”
“I’m going to end this loop.”
“Such big words coming from a small being.”
“I’ll break you apart from the inside. If I can’t, then they will.
“I’ll make sure you, Holts, and everyone are free from your miseries.”
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been annoyed from all your big talks. Shut it up, you loser!”
“Let me become one of you. I’ll fight you. We’ll save you.”
“I’ll shut you up if you don’t-”
“I’ll make sure that I’m the last of our kind. I’ll save-”
My whole body was numb. All my senses were getting weaker. Everything was blurry, except for one figure before me. I managed to speak a little more before my last breath.
“Thank you for the company anyway, Patricia Rostonn.”
“My faith in you never faded. And thank you too, for the company.”