14. The Black Gate is Closed
Yet, there is another way, darker, secret... dangerous, yes, but His eye can’t see everything at once; his four-fingered hand is elsewhere. He won’t see. He won’t know.
But it’s not empty!
There is no other way; either we try or go home.
Then awful shrieks come. We are watched; we have to move. If both ways lead to terror and death, is it worth to make a choice?
Soft and quick as shadows, we run to meet our fate-whatever it may be.
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