The Waking Nightmare Part 8The Voyage HomeThe Waking Nightmare Part 8 by girlgunner
After resting for a bit, I searched the ship for any survivors. Unfortunately I found none. All had been savagely murdered by Pierce Decker, or at least the beast that dwelled within him. Not possessing the knowledge of a seafaring man, the vessel charted its own course, eventually drifting into Spanish waters. There we were discovered by a navy ship and piloted back to the mainland. I managed to elude my saviors, fearing they might well charge me for the murders of the crew.
In the weeks that followed I made my way to London (along the way continually looking over my shoulder for Decker or creatures like him), and to the home of my good friends Jonathan and Mina Harker. Here is where I've finally put my pen to paper and detailed an exploit for the world to read. Unfortunately, I have now returned to my senses. I know that the world would never believe such claims I have made herein, though I have not simply wasted my time in jotting it down. I will put this text to goo
The Waking Nightmare Part 7The Unwitting BetrayalThe Waking Nightmare Part 7 by girlgunner
Just then, as the vision was becoming the most clear, as I was about to learn even more about the Illithids and the Alhoon's current plans, I awoke from my trance. Two crushing hands were grasping my arms and holding me up in the air. As my vision cleared I could see just who had attacked me: Decker, with a crazed look in his eyes, was indeed the culprit. Obviously he had been implanted with one of the Alhoon's leeches, and it had just taken control. Drained as I was, I would not be able to destroy this one with the use of a spell, but I knew that my time was short. Decker grunted as the creature's tentacles writhed beneath his skin, clearing a path to their exit.
My dry mouth managed a cry for help as I witnessed his eyes roll back into his head. Using my feet for their only purpose besides running or walking, I kicked the creature in the stomach and chest as hard as I could. After physically injuring DeLeo, I knew that these creatures felt pain, and as I
The Waking Nightmare Part 6The Horror RevealedThe Waking Nightmare Part 6 by girlgunner
The trance began. I was no longer on the sea, no longer in the small cabin with Professor Decker. I was traveling down the foggy corridors of time, into the past of my current nemesis. The fog subsided, and before me, moving about in the darkness, was the horror of my worst nightmares. The mauve skin, the moist leathery tentacles hanging down from their faces and their dominating presence. The word "Illithid" entered my mind like a cool breeze. Was that the name of their race?
They huddled beneath the ground, capturing humans and other creatures upon which to feed. Oh my God they were feeding on the brains! Far beneath the ground, under their hidden complex was their leader. A giant mass floating in a pool. A giant brain? Yes, it was a giant brain. Surrounding it in the liquid were small leeches (much like the ones I encountered in my hotel room) and smaller brains. This Elder Brain thought its orders, transmitting the evil plots to its minions. Once the resou
The Waking Nightmare Part 5The JourneyThe Waking Nightmare Part 5 by girlgunner
After conferring with Decker, we decided it would be best if we were to take the first boat out of the country, in order to get as far away from these monsters as possible. So, after gathering my things, the two of us made our way to the docks. Decker was a determined man, young and sure of himself. Though still weak from our capture, he was now open to the horror of our world. The shock of it did not affect him as it does some. This was a good thing; I thought at the time, it proved that he was strong. There were several vessels in Boston Harbor that would accommodate us, both merchant vessels as well as commercial cruise ships. We opted for the prior, hoping our pursuers would expect us to take the more comfortable method of travel. Using the cash money I had left in my hotel room, we were able to book passage on a shipping vessel on a course for London. We were issued an empty cabin, merely a ten-foot square with a cot, but it would do. If I was going to be able to procu