TCaTS Offbranch 3TCaTS Offbranch 37 years ago in Scraps More Like This
I awoke in absolute agony. My body felt like lead, and my eyelids felt like stones. It was amazing that I was alive at all... Whoever it was that I had seen, they must have saved me. ...It must have been a subconscious decision, but I realized that I could not continue this self-imposed isolation any longer... It would be the death of me if I did... ...and I just couldn't bear this enormous burden alone any more, it was just too much to take...
I strained to open my eyes. When I did, I saw that I was in a hospital bed. The next thing I saw was how heavily saturated with blood the bed was; I assumed the blood was mine. I was appalled at the state that my body was in... I looked like a train wreck, which was rather fitting, because I felt like one, too.
I forced myself to look around, hoping to see who it was that had saved me. I saw a teenage boy enter the room, and judging by his appearance, I assumed he was my savior. The first thing I asked him was, "Where am I?"