The Abyss Gazes Into You
My breath was coming in shallow gasps, I was frozen, unable to run and unable to scream. That thing that looked like Brad just stood there, smiling at me in a way that looked wrong on my brother’s kind face. It caused a horrible chill to run up my spine, but it was those eyes that kept me rooted in place.
“What are you?â? I whispered.
He began to laugh, a horrible high-pitched cackle that caused the hair on my neck to stand on end. “Is that the way you welcome all your guests?â?
“You are not my brother, and you are not my guest.â? Those black eyes seemed to look straight into the depths of my soul. They were like shark eyes, flat and unblinking. “So I ask again, what are you?â?
“Think of me as a simple messenger,â? he said, running a finger across the stiff white clerical collar.
“And what’s your message?â?
He reached into his shirt and pulled on a chain, separating it from his neck. Throwing it to the ground, I saw that hanging from it was a cross, covered in blood.
“We are coming.”