The way Sky acted before going to bed last night confused me with how normal it was. Usually before going to bed, she makes a fort out of pillows, moves her bed, or something else to make her feel a little safer when she goes to sleep. But last night, all she did was place the picture of Bob by her bed and go to sleep.
When the Boss arrived, she didn’t cower. When he approached her, she grabbed the picture of Bob and held it toward him. He stopped, took the picture with a tentacle, and held it up to his head. He stared at the picture for a while, with his head tilted slightly to the side. Then fire appeared over Bob’s face, which spread and burned away the whole picture. The Boss bent forward until his head was level with Sky’s face. Her whole body froze, and her eyes rolled back into her head.
They stayed like that for an hour, then the Boss vanished. Sky’s body relaxed. Then she jumped out of bed and ran out of the room. I followed her as she ran into Lepidus’ room and shook him awake. The moment he opened his eyes she started asking for Dumas’ contact number. Groggily he listed off some number, and she ran out of the room to a phone. She dialed the number, and started shouting into the phone.
S: “Dumas! Get away from him! You have to get away from-”
*Manton stormed into the room and grabbed the phone away from her.*
Manton: “Someone get this crazy girl out of here. Dumas is only to be contacted by us in emergency situations.”
Lepidus came in to apologize for Sky, and Manton began berating him. Which gave me the chance to pull Sky aside.
D: “Sky, what the hell was that about?”
*She looked down at her feet, and her voice shook when she spoke.*
S: “There was fire and laughter and death and….”
*She looked up at me, with her eyes wider than I’d ever seen.*
S: “He remembered him! The Slender Man remembered that man in the picture! He can barely tell humans apart, but he still recognized him!”
D: “Wait, you mean Silent Bob? The Boss recognized him? They’ve met before… wait what do you mean the Boss can’t tell people apart? Of course he can!”
S: *Her eyes narrowed and her voice stopped shaking.* “When you kick over an anthill, can you tell the individual ants apart?”
*Then she started to shake again, even worse than before.*
S: “That, that man, he… he made him lose. He made the Slender Man lose. He’s just a human, but he made the Slender Man lose, and he was supposed to be gone, but now he’s back and….”
D: “Sky, what are you talking about?”
S: “They’re all going to die! Everyone’s going to die, and it’s all my fault again! The Slender Man didn’t even know he was here until I showed him the picture, and now he’s going to wake him up, and then everyone’s going to die!”
I tried calming her down, but she started to hyperventilate. I called Lepidus in, and he came just as Sky collapsed. She’s okay, but is still asleep. I still have no idea what happened there. Maybe she’ll be able to tell us once she wakes up, but I’m not sure if I want to push her after that breakdown.