As a rabid Harry Potter fan (something Chas has never been able to fully appreciate about me), I pretty much cried during the last Harry Potter movie when we saw it yesterday. Yes, I know this is a very unmanly thing to do, but I don't care because I'm a super nerd. Watching that movie made my whole life complete. Now I must go and read all the books again, which I've been doing for most of today.
Slender Man, of course, managed to rain on my parade yesterday, also. Geocaching is certainly fun. It's like a treasure hunt, something I've always loved doing even if the treasure was cookies or something. We were near the woods the whole time, so Aiden and I were pretty much high strung and on edge for the entirety or our adventure. As Taben said, we were with some of their friends and we didn't want any trouble while they were around.
Sure enough, slendderp appears. Taben let out this squeal of glee when he saw him and our friends also looked to see what he was excited about. I remember Aiden and I exchanging worried glances and I remember hoping that they wouldn't be able to see him. I thought, why would they be able to? They're just bystanders. Slendy's here because Ai, Taben, and I are here, not because he randomly decided to stalk our friends.
Well, of course, one of our friends says, "Whoa, nice Slender Man costume! (He turns to us.) Is this a prank, guys?"
Aiden and I were frozen in place, both unsure of what to say. We were both in shock and disbelief that slendy would allow them to see him and frightened that slendy would come after them now. Taben, however, was in some state of permanent joy at that point. He had a huge smile on his face and started telling slendy to come over and meet our friends. Slendy tilted his head and I could feel his curiosity and excitement (he's quite the attention whore).
He didn't come over, thankfully. When Taben announced we were going to him, Ai and I both glared at him furiously and Ai suggested that we leave since it was getting dark. Taben got angry. He said that slendy only wanted to play with us. He said that we were bad people for trying to keep our friends from him. This is where things got bad. Slendy clearly wanted to mess with our friends and so the tentacles came out in full force. He disappeared from across the creek and reappeared behind us. Our friends turned tail and ran at this point, realizing it wasn't just a dude in a costume that we were pranking them with.
Taben seemed dazed after slendy finally left. He looked lost and unsure of what to do. Then, something black and slimy oozed down his cheek from his eye. Slender substance, of course. The only time I've ever heard of it leaking out of a proxy is when they're Hallowed. It means it's rotting their insides and turning them into monsters.
I wonder if I've got it in me, too? Slendy makes proxies by pouring himself into people. That definitely isn't how Ai turned me. We don't even know how or when it happened. I know Ai would never make me a Hallowed, but there's no guarantee slendy won't do that to Taben. It might even be happening already...
Ai, we have to act quickly. I know Taben's trade with slendy saved us from him, but mine and Chas' lives aren't worth Taben losing himself.
Taben...I know you keep telling me to trust you, but you aren't seeing what Ai and I are. You have to fight him, Taben. Think about it, if you become his Hallowed you won't be able to protect Allen anymore. There won't be a Taben anymore, just another pawn. Please...I don't want to lose my friend.