Praise Thee and fell unto our poisoned town.
The one called Jonathan Knox’s eyelids flutter, then his consciousness lulls out. His body goes slack, dead weight hanging by bands of metal. The one called Neil Campbell takes his hands from Jonathan Knox’s face and rubs his fingers together as Jonathan’s head rolls forward on his neck.
“Slimy,” Campbell sneers. The grease and oils which seep from human skin like radiation off a nuclear bomb are thick on his hands, and after only a few seconds of grasping the human’s face, too. “He has the audacity to call me slimy. Disgusting. Disgraceful. Asinine, in fact, but should I be so surprised?”
Campbell wipes his hands on Jonathan’s shirt with a grimace of revulsion on his face. He wipes them a second time, just for good measure, then smells his fingers and turns his head away in horror.
“I suppose there’s no getting the malodorous scent of it off,” he concedes. Looks at Jonathan. “Humanity… what a loathsome lot of bipedal vermin you hairless apes are. How your species has gotten this far… bah. I’ve never had such an intimate encounter with one of your kind before; I now know just how repugnant your race truly is.”
The one who calls himself Reverend Neil Campbell takes one last look at Jonathan Knox. His head’s fallen forward, yet the glasses stay firm on his face. ‘Must be the grease,’ he thinks with a frown, turning away to go about contacting his superiors. ‘It acts like glue. Charming.’
A tall black square opens in the featureless blue wall before him and he passes through.
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