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Then the creature came forth from the ship, and Theo's mind went wild.

This guy looks like he stepped right out of Middle Earth. Totally Tolkien-esque. I do like that word, Tolkien-esque, that's a word right?

It's totally a word.

What is this thing? He's like a centaur, kinda?

But centaur's don't have knives on their tails.

And they don't have four eyes. What are those, ugh, on stalks?

Okay, whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! He's got no mouth! How can he not have a mouth? Everything has a mouth of some sort.

He looks like the Silent Hill girl. Fuck, that game was awful, I had nightmares for a week.

So, is that what this is? A nightmare? Nah, I stopped having nightmares when I was nine.

Okay, so not a nightmare. And I know I'm not crazy.

Then it has to be...

Oh, maybe its...

Yes, I think it is...


No, really, think about it. The technology's there, it could certainly be done. Holograms, makeup, animatronics. I'll bet that centaur-thing's not even real, it's probably a robot.

The ship? Well, we didn't exactly see it crash did we? It could have been here all this time.

So what about the voice in my head? Duh, omnidirectional speakers, probably using ultrasound or something to vibrate the bones in our ears instead of using sound in our hearing range. Boom, instant-telepathy.

That's it, that's gotta be it.

But why would they do it out here? Wouldn't it be cooler to do in New York or Boston?

No, I suppose there'd be too many people there. They'd go crazy. Better out here where you can control the media better.

So are there cameras around here? Mics in the bushes?

Hmm, I don't see anything, but there's no telling how small they could be. Wireless mics and cameras can be hidden easily.

This is so cool, I'm going to be on TV. Maybe I'll even get a free copy of the game. Jeremy's going to be so jealous.

Oh, the centaur-thing's speaking again. Now he's issuing a warning. We're in danger, oh boy, how terrifying.

I'll bet it's aliens. It's always aliens, right. No doubt about it.

How cliche.

From his place at the edge of the group, the freshman boy could be heard chuckling softly. The chuckling grew louder, and eventually he was full-out laughing. Theo stared at the centaur-thing, the War Prince Nierefiem-Istriff-Shaylik, ignoring everything else, and laughed. He glanced around, turning to each of the others in turn, and asked, "Don't you see? Don't you get it?"

"It's all fake."