The woman stroked his hair and rocked him in her lap. Her mouth moved but the only sound was his quickening heartbeat; mimicked by the thing’s footsteps. The pain grew as it got closer. His trembling hands came into view and Cale wanted to scream—she screamed for him. Cale’s fingers were growing longer. The nails jutted out and thinned like needles. He could feel his entire body breaking as it expanded to a new design.
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