The Mouth of The Earth Part 4

“Agghh!!”

A voice grunted out from beneath me.

As I tried to move,                                                                                                                                          so as not to add any more injury to whoever it was I had just landed on,  I heard more shouts and groans of pain as I rolled over the tops of countless bodies. Finally rolling into a wall, I stopped. This room was filled with piles of other beings most likely humans. Humans who surely had suffered a similar ordeal as myself. Being swallowed up by the earth, away from their comfortable homes, their self-important lives. To a place such as this a hole deep in the bowels of the earth piled up in such an unimportant way.

“What is this place?

“Why are we here?”

“Do any of you know why we are here?”

After a long moment a voice answered me.

“This must be hell.”

“How?!” I asked

“Those…Things come down here and take a few of us at a time.”

“takes them up there…and they don’t come back.”

“we just hear them scream.”

I could hear the despair in his voice. I asked slowly. “How long have you been here?”

“I don’t know.” Was his answer.

“what do you think they do with them?” I asked into the darkness half-hoping there would be no answer.

“I think it eats them.” His reply made my heart beat faster. “I think we’re about to find out.” He added. After he said this we were silent except for the groaning of the pile of bodies and the distant echo of the crowd chanting “ILGASTUA” Looking up I could see the shadows and flames casting them and then a cloaked figure staring into the hole back at me. It peered over the edge slowly moving closer. I could then see a second cloaked figure climbing down the wall to me as well. My heart beating faster and faster as they both crawled in spider-like fashion closer, closer. Closer. Closer.

Closer.Closer.Closer. Closer.Closer.Closer. Closer.Closer.Closer. Closer.Closer.Closer