Once upon a time, i was walking through the halls of the temple to
oblivion in the 27th dimension when i had the sensation of being
followed. I stopped and tried to play it cool, but the tension in
the air was palpable, whatever it was, it gave off a tangible
aura of ominous dread. I glanced around nervously, when out of
the shadows behind me, something seeped into existance. It slowly
trickled from the shadows and took shape and form and before i had a
chance to run or gather my wits, it had completed its
manifestation. The Every Thing had arrived. I thought the
Thing was just myth, a legend, a complete fiction, but there it
stood before me as real and true as anything (which isn't very real or
true, but its real and true enough). It's skin was the dull flat
black of infinity, giving the impression of shifting while
staying the same. Its eyes glimmered with a fiery light that i
did not recognize, like liquid fire, but not quite. I was
petrified with a curiousity bordering on fear, but i stood my
ground. Running from a beast like the Every Thing was inviting it
"I am the hunter, the all, the revolution, and the spoke of the wheel
of existance. I am the Every Thing, it is your time and i have come for
you." its voice seemed not to come from it but from everything else BUT
it. the walls, the floor, even my body (and soul?) spoke these
words while the Every Thing stood silent.
"who are you and why have you come for me?" i asked it. It paced
back and forth like a lion, staring at me with a piercing gaze as if
trying to find the proper angle to attack.
"I am the Every Thing, and you must re-enter the cycle, you must be
CONSUMED so you can be reborn." the Every Things spoke while contuining
its pace in a dance like rythm, its talons clacking against the ivory
white floor of the tower.
"So CONSUME me then," i said, raising my arms into the air. A
creature like this was too righteous to be reasoned with, i realized.
It paused a moment, just a half second of hesitation before it leaped
into the air and was upon me. I moved to slip its strike but it
seemed to envelop me like a blanket or net, what was once a beast of
limited size had seemed to become limitless. all around me was
the Every Thing, and I fell down against the ground. Its flesh
was cold on my skin as it pressed into me and the blackness leaked like
liquid underneith and soon there was no white floor at all.
All around me was the infinite black. time seemed to no longer
to me. I could feel myself being melted away, being
consumed. My awareness of time and being faded, and my existance
seemed to have consisted of being
devoured and digested for eternity and it was all i had and
Then, i felt myself slipping away and I felt like i was nothing at
all. I was no longer
aware of ever being anything.
9 monthes later i was born.
and here i am.