It was a dark and stormy night. Lightning constantly tore through the sky, lighting the moor with a sickly green flash every time, thundering with a tremendous crackle. The rain was coming down in sheets, crashing on the road and fields. The waves of golden grain bent low in the onslaught of water, bowing to the sheer force of the drops.
Underneath a wooden roof of an inn a small child lay shivering. At every clap of thunder he shook with fright. No one was there to hold his hand. No words of comfort, no smiles. Nothing. Only him and the empty building. His huddled form was completely enveloped in the darkness, with not even a candle to shine some light. The pain. The pain was unbearable at this point. The throbbing in the child’s skull grew more and more, but at this point, crying was useless. He simply huddled his knees up to his chin and stared forward listlessly into the black room. Another flash of lightning, and a thunderclap shook the entire house, rattling the doors and windows violently. The brief instances of light highlighted the space in front of the child. A young woman lay sprawled on the floor. The way she lay looked like her death had been excruciatingly painful. Another flash of lightning caused the blood soaked floor to reflect the wooden rafters.
A tiny tear rolled down the little boy’s face. Mama. The woman had what appeared to be sharp protrusions from her head. Her face, laying on its side on the wooden timbers, was gushing with blood. Her mouth had opened so wide that her jaw had snapped. And the teeth…
Like a fan or a comb, the teeth had grown to massively disproportionate length. The bottom row had gone right through the roof of her mouth, and splayed outward until they emerged from her head, resembling a gory tiara.
The top row of teeth had grown downward, perforating her throat, stabbing it full of holes. The entire head was covered in blood, so that the face could not even be made out…and so the child stared. Only catching glimpses of the horror before his eyes every time the lightning flashed.