Deceived: A Necromantic Scene
“Look at me, human,” said the spirit.
Innu obeyed and looked up; it was always best to do so with nature spirits unless you had a very important reason not to. His eyes met the hollow darkness of the snake’s. It flicked its tongue once again.
“You have a darkness in you,” said the snake. “You have not been careful.”
“I try not to let my fear stop me from helping spirits,” said Innu.
The snake narrowed its eyes; it flicked its tongue. “You have consumed something harmful and you must remove it before it is too late.”
“Names mean nothing to it,” replied the snake with another flick. “As it becomes whomever it inhabits. It has deceived you, human, as it has deceived thousands before you.”
Innu was quiet for a moment, thinking.
“What will happen if I do not expel it?” he asked.
“It will destroy you and…
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