for my own recklessness.
I'M OKAY. Ish. In retrospect, what I did was extremely stupid so I am now beating myself up over it. Otherwise, I'm a little shaken and very tired and that's the only damage.
Okay, so this morning I went and did some grocery shopping, took it back to my flat, and then went for a walk. A rather long walk. I ended up in the domain, which is a half-an-hour journey by car, and then got the extremely bright idea of calling back the proxy that called me a week or so ago. Vivi fail.
I dialed the number and waited. Someone answered the phone.
???: Please wait while we put you through to an Operator.
*slightly staticy silence for a couple of seconds*
???: *Unintelligible through distortion*
*burst of static, person hangs up*
(You can see where this is going, can't you?)
It was at about this time that I realised this was an intensely stupid idea. I stuck my phone back in my bag, got struck with a wave of nausea, looked around and lo and behold guess who was standing about three metres away in the trees?
I hefted my cricket bat, backed away slowly. I was pretty sure that if he tried something I could land a hit on him, but I wasn't sure just how effective it would be. He just stood there, his head slightly tilted, doing nothing.
After about three minutes of this something in me snapped and I yelled "Haven't you done enough, you creep?" and then ran. I know there wasn't any point running, he can follow people, he can slenderwalk, but it was better than standing there watching that blank face and those open arms.
I normally like hugs, but not from Eldritch Abominations. Especially not ones that try and off my friends.
Basically I freaked out, turned my phone off, and spent the entire day running around Auckland trying to throw it off. I didn't see it again, so I deemed it safe to go home.
I'd run, but there's little point. There's three days until the Solstice. I can last that long.
(feels like she's Tempting Fate)
By the way, Chester, I'm not mad at you for blogjacking. This is easier when there are others to talk to.