But often times when I’m stressed out over something, I find sleeping to be utterly unbearable because I’m constantly waking up from anxiety attacks about whether or not I did an assignment properly or this or that, and all too often I’ll be freaking out thinking that I’m still doing it. I’m always way too confused and delirious to realize that it’s all been my panicky mind just fucking with me, so take for example, yesterday morning, when I was so freaked out I nearly threw up all over my bed upon waking.
Which, you know, is nothing extraordinary or weird, it happens to everyone, etc etc, but it’s pretty damned intense.
Cut to whenever I fell asleep this afternoon, and even though I was relaxed at this point, having gotten all the big stuff out of the way, I still kept waking up intermittently, because I shit you not I was SO SURE that there was something in the bed with me.
But I wasn’t freaking out because OMFG THERE IS SOMETHING IN THE GODDAMN BED WITH ME but rather because OH GOD IS IT STILL OKAY YOU OKAY THING IN THE BED YOU SURE YOU JUST SNUGGLE UP WITH OL’ LORN HERE.
Like there was something WRONG about it, not just wrong WITH it, like it wasn’t something that was SUPPOSED TO BE THERE but I was really worried about it and DOES THAT SOUND FAMILIAR AT ALL BECAUSE
After adjusting to the dark for half a second, I was able to see what caused the strange reaction. At the foot of the bed, sitting and facing away from us, there was what appeared to be a naked man, or a large hairless dog of some sort. It’s body position was disturbing and unnatural, as if it had been hit by a car or something. For some reason, I was not instantly frightened by it, but more concerned as to its condition. At this point, I was somewhat under the assumption that we were supposed to help him.
My brain is a fucking joke I swear to god.
Oh god but don’t worry I’m not one of those who’s like “BRO THE RAKE WAS SERIOUSLY IN MY BED” do NOT fucking worry about that. Even though it was technically too big (because it was about the size of me I guess?), it was very canine, I recall, and I guarantee it was just my brain abstracting memories of how my dogs will come tuck up next to me and sleep when I’m at home.
Because, after all, I was finally relaxing, and my dogs are a source of comfort when I’m stressed, and sometimes they step on me and wake me up when they’re changing positions/I wake up and remember they’re there and am instantly worried that I might have rolled over on them at some point, so essentially my mind is just really weird and half-hallucinated Rake!Lily was snoozing with me.
So there’s that.
[9:38:27 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: pfffff
[9:42:55 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH HIS ARMS
[9:43:09 PM] Anthony Lentscher: Stick them all over her naughty bits
[9:43:26 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: what
[9:43:29 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: Her?
[9:44:57 PM] Anthony Lentscher: THE RAKE
[9:45:00 PM] Anthony Lentscher: RAKEQUANDA
[9:45:09 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: OH MY GOD
[9:45:13 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: SO OKAY
[9:45:17 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: YOU WAKE UP
[9:45:26 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: YOU FEEL A SENSATION AT THE END OF YOUR BED
[9:45:33 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: YOU LOOK DOWN
[9:45:49 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: AND THERE SITS SOME KIND OF TWISTED ABOMINATION AT THE FOOT OF THE BED.
[9:45:53 PM] Anthony Lentscher: Oh god I am going to need a cold shower after this I just know it
[9:45:57 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: IT SLOWLY TURNS TO YOU.
[9:46:28 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: IN A FLAILING MOTION, IT BURSTS FROM THE END OF THE BED AND CRAWLS TOWARDS YOU UNTIL IT IS MERE INCHES FROM YOUR FACE
[9:46:30 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: AND THEN
[9:46:36 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: A HORRIBLE WHISPER
[9:46:42 PM] Lauren Emilee Stapleton: “TELL ME WHAT IT IS, BAYBURR”
OMFG WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN
So basically, after your initial encounter with him, as long as you “survived,” when you turn your light back on and he’s still there you can just walk straight up to him, even run into him. He’ll just stand there, doing his motions, and will turn in your direction if you walk around him.
You can imagine that I took advantage of this. xD
I took a screenshot but it won’t let me post it goddamn it. ><
Monotone Rake doodle.
I’m a big fan of a darker color for him, plus the facial mask.
Bringing this back for those who haven’t seen it yet.
The black wall will lift away
And some may say
You pushed away
The distant light is growing dim
Forget about him
And don’t look back
Dolly Ness doodle.
Baby baby baby, don’t look back…
You’re all alone.
“Oh look, it’s Slender Pet!”
“He’s like the Slender Man’s dog!”
“He’s like a rabid dog, he just claws at you when you sleep!”