9/11 Startled End

I… I didn’t mean to, I swear.

Really, I didn’t!
He startled me, that’s… I…

I’m sorry…

I tried not to let him see me! But he-he just… He just- I didn’t have time!

I waited and waited. I would’ve left if I could have, but if I tried, they… They’d have killed me.

I… I don’t care about taking human form! I just want to keep living with everyone else — what’s the point of this stupid initiation, anyway?! Why can’t we just live like all the others: in secret, peacefully waiting to be accepted by humanity again? I just…
I just…!

I JUST WANTED TO LIVE, I SWEAR!

The building was so busy — I tried to get them to pick somewhere else, but they… They said it was perfect. That I would really have to- that I… would have no choice BUT to take a human form. That I’d be forced to learn how to hide from them, or else…
And I…
I failed.

I’m so sorry!

I-I-I should’ve hidden better, I…

I tried to stay as-as a… as a printer, or a lamp, or a rug, or ANYTHING, but… but the only things that could leave the building were humans, and…
And I was running out of time.

I thought, maybe, that I could… hide as a bag or coat or something, and have one of the humans carry me out that way, but…
But if I did that, I’d have had to hide from EVERYONE. FOREVER. And…
… I couldn’t. I’m so sorry, I couldn’t do that, and I should’ve, ‘cause maybe I wouldn’t have killed him then, maybe I could’ve lived in peace that way, and…

But I… I didn’t, and…

And he saw me.

I was finally gonna do it. Everyone was gone but him — I thought EVERYONE had left, ‘cause it was so late, but…
But they made that poor intern stay so late. And I was…
I couldn’t stay an object much longer — or I’d stay one forever.

So I was gonna do it.
I was gonna change into a human, and… and to do that, I… I had to change into my true form, and…

And he saw me.

He came in — just opened the door and turned the light on, and…
And I tried to change back, but…
But it was too late, and…

And he — he just…
He just DIED. Just like that, and I…

I panicked.

I thought — maybe — that if I… If I changed into him that… That maybe he wouldn’t really be dead.
But they-

-They didn’t tell me it wouldn’t last.

That eventually — I’d have to change again.

And you all… you were in the room, and I couldn’t stop it,andIdidn’tknow, I SWEAR I DIDN’T KNOW!!!

I’m… I’m so sorry…

I’m so sorry-!

-No. No, someones com-!
-Hide.Gotta-gottahide!


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