That thing... those eyes... they haunt me to this day. I'm afraid to go outside... I know I'm next. Sorry, I'm getting ahead of myself. It's time for you to know of my encounter with this mysterious being called, "The Rake ".
Last summer, I went camping at a state park, which I will not name, for you might try to find it. All of my friends were out of town and couldn't come, but I thought it would be nice to have some alone time. I packed my bags, and just in case, I brought along my handgun, a lighter, and my hunting knife.
The next day, I got in my car and headed towards the campground. I pitched my tent, unpacked, and since it was already dark, went to bed.
In the middle of the night I was awoken by a strange sound. It's hard to describe, but more or less it was a scream of some sort. The thing is, it sounded inhuman. Being the reckless idiot I was, I grabbed my gun, knife, and lighter, and got out of the tent. I somehow managed to set a large stick on fire, for temporary light. I slowly walked towards the woods, being as silent as possible. After walking for what seemed like an hour, I came upon a clearing with a tree in the middle. Inside the tree is what seemed to be a nest made of bones... human bones.
I then shifted my gaze to the right, and there it was. This creature... it stared at me, unmoving. The only sound was our breathing. It seemed as if it had trouble catching its breath, as if someone had smashed in its lungs.
It slowly raised a finger to point at me, and in a raspy whisper, said "You're... next..." That's when I snapped. I have no idea what came over me but, I took out my gun and shot at it until I was out of bullets. It had bullet holes all over it, but seemed unaffected. I then took out my knife and charged at it. What an idiot I was. It knocked me away with its arm, and I smashed into the tree.
It then spoke again "Why... do you hurt me? I am... only helping... you." I took my stick, still on fire and threw it at the creature. It screamed and turned to ashes. I stood up triumphantly, as if I was a hero in a movie, and took one last look at the tree. As I began to walk away, I heard more of the growls. I turned around to see even more of these creatures, all peering out the many roots of the tree. I cursed silently, knowing I could not outrun them.
We stood there exchanging looks for hours, until 'they' came. They looked like tall humanoids, with long, tentacle-like arms. The worst part, they had no faces. I thought to myself "These things... are they those so called slender men?" One of them walked towards me, and spoke to me telepathically "You... why did you do that? You pathetic humans, always resorting to violence... that is why I 'fix' you." I thought to myself "Fix? What the..." Then, one of them showed me what he meant. He brought out a human, unconscious and covered in bruises. He lifted one of his many fingers, and did something that looked like it was sucking out all the blood. What was left of the poor guy was a shrivel led body, then with another finger, he jabbed the eyes, drawing an unknown symbol on them.
The eyes lit up, and then I knew. The Rake as they are called, are actually humans. He then said "You are free... for now." I woke up at home, in my bed, with a strange symbol carved on my chest. Every day it got closer to my eyes, and I know what will happen when it gets there. During my last days I concluded that these 'Slender Men' turn humans into 'Rakes' and, for reasons I don't know, breed with them. Creating a new kind of being, one with the powers of a Slender Man and a Rake. Kind of like an alpha demon or something like that. All I know is that I'm next. I'm afraid of what kind of creature is created when Rakes and Slender Men combine...
"Shhh.. just go to sleep..." -TreyTheNinja 19:03, October 21, 2011 (UTC)