44 THE DEMON WITHIN  

jasonabadboy4u 29M
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6/19/2006 1:52 am
44 THE DEMON WITHIN

44 THE DEMON WITHIN
One day, you throw a big party for your best friend from grade school, as they return home from a vacation in the tropical rain forest. Later they complain of headaches so you suggest to them that they go see a doctor and get it checked out. The doctor listens to their complaints of dizziness. But the doctor isn't alarmed and tells them to take it easy, and to contact them again if any new symptoms begin. Later, the friend goes back to the doctor, this time complaining of severe headaches. The doctor prescribes pills that will ease their pain and mask the ravages of what is going on inside their head. A few days later, your best friend is rushed to the emergency room. They are bleeding from the eyes and ears. The doctors take a full medical history and run a complete series of tests to find the problem of the illness. The doctors are puzzled when all the routine tests turn up nothing suspicious. The doctor administers stronger medications that have little effect on your best friends constant suffering. When your friend returns to the emergency room, yet again, you go with them after they plead for you to do so. Then, the doctors finally do a brain scan with an enhanced computer imaging system. That is when they discover the faint, swollen track through your friend's brain, In the x ray. And after much discussing the source they determined that it is from an insect. You go home exhausted but determined to learn more about the insect that is causing your best friend's agony. And after some studding you find There is one species unlike any other. You are aware that in its larval stage it is a parasite with disgusting capabilities. It has been known to seek out the warmth of the ear's recess unsuspectingly, as the host sleeps. In blind insect fashion it gropes ever deeper, tunneling through the brain, seeking exit through the opposite ear, because it can't turn around while inside. It feeds on the brain's soft tissues and fluids. The female of the species lays its eggs in the wall of the tunnel she creates. And when the hatchlings emerge they mimic the parent: tunneling, feeding, reproducing. There is no cure for this parasite-only death of the host. Doctors don't know anything about this insect's effect on a human being, because the few known victims were mercifully killed and their bodies destroyed before the worst damage from the infestation occurred. You suspect it must be a horrible way to die. Then, you receive an urgent phone call from the hospital, requesting for you to return right way. You arrive just in time to help restrain your friend as they begin to convulse. A week later you are there when the doctors tell him about what happened. How a maggot-like worm crawled in your friend's ear while they were sleeping, and laid their eggs inside their brain. The doctors make sure that your friend understands the implication of what you are saying. They prescribe a sedative when your friend begins to scream. As the days pass you try to comfort your fried of so many years, knowing that the worse is yet to come. On the day that they lapse into a coma, you tell your friend's mate to make preparations. You say your last goodbyes to your best friend the day that they die. You were right about it being a terrible way to die. The death is attributed to "parasite infestation of foreign origin." You help the family make your friend's funeral preparations. You attend their funeral. You have recommended a closed casket for the service. Family and friends take turns sharing their fondest memories of their beloved. You begin to shed tears. You support your friend's widow as the two of you approach the casket. You could swear you heard a sound issuing from the casket. You startle when you hear the sound again. You think it sounds like something scratching from within. You wonder if it isn't just your conscious. You go back to the funeral room and stand perfectly still, waiting and listening. Then, you hear stirring from the front of the funeral parlor. You stop whatever your doing when the loud thumping begins. You try to see what the other gasping mourners are whispering about. You glimpse the coffin bouncing on its gurney. You watch it rise and fall again, and then again. You wonder what the hell is going on. Suddenly, you hear the sound of splintering wood. You see the other mourners stumbling over one another, fleeing. You hear their screams as something thrusts itself through the coffin lid. You can't believe your eyes. You think you see the reticulated joints of an insect's leg. You know there is no insect leg the size of a man's. You stand mortified as they plant themselves against the wood and flex upward. You Stare fascination, as you see the lid explode up off the coffin. You feel detached from your body, as though in a nightmare that you can't wake up from. You stare at something huge and ghastly crawl from the inside. You note how it shucks off the skin of your best friend's desiccated corpse. You see it flap its wings, then jump toward you. You note its stinger dripping venom onto the carpet below and watch the fabric burn and melt away. You hear two sets of mandibles clack asynchronously. You see six multi-jointed legs clutch in your direction. You sense a wind from rapidly beating wings. You see your face reflected in four huge obsidian eyes. You know the eyes reflect the look of horror that is on your face but also malevolence. With speed quicker then the eye, the creature swoops down upon you. Then you realize that there are some abominations so horrible that they cannot be named. As you suddenly feel a quick painful jab in the back of your skull. You realize in stock horror that the creature has forced its mandible deep into your brain, as you fall into darkness. When you come to, you find yourself alone, laying on the funeral home floor. You try to get up but your body is completely numb making it useless to put forth the effort. Then you remember the nightmare that has come true for you. You have become the host for a new creature. Madness takes over your mind in the same moment as your chest rips open, giving way to a new insect species. That has transformed from the DNA of its predecessor. Even worse its even more powerful then its parent.


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