Content warning: blood mention, implied depression
When you stepped inside the local cavern, you couldn’t have known you’d walked into my throat. Many came and went from here, no one interesting enough to stir me. But you arrived with a different purpose than they, didn’t you?
How your footsteps dragged. Something weighed on you that wanted release.
And release it you did. Directly into the depths of my gullet, you screamed. Long and loud and high.
Delighted, I screamed back.
My much greater voice knocked you flat, ears bleeding. You scrambled away.
That scream must’ve fixed you right up because afterward, I never saw you again.
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