The more I observe the situation going on around us, the more I can't comprehend how things got like this. It's almost as if we're being punished.
In our little world, we have three points of worry. The first one is the obvious: Ole' Tall Pale and Faceless. The ever silent stalker. The "angel of death", as I've heard spoken so many times before. The guy you love to fear and hate to see.
Every day, some poor new soul reports getting seen by him. I don't know how M deals with all the people that crowd to him, looking for answers to a mystery that may never be solved, even by someone like me. Some make it a week, others maybe a month or two. Every once in a while, you get that person who looks like they'll make it more than that, and you welcome them, you do everything you can for them. The others, you just try to keep them comforted right before the Tentacle Man comes for them in the end.
Guys like M and Zero are doing their best to lead them in their own ways. Even with the band that has swarmed to them like moths to the flame, I can't see myself as a part of their group. I'll help, but I don't feel like I fully belong in that circle. I've always been a bit of a lone wolf, and that's just how I like to operate. As much as I like them, as much as I respect them and wish them the best, I can't allow myself to fully commit to the team.
Especially with what happened to Robert and Nessa.
Which leads me to the second point of worry. The proxies. Or "Hallowed", as I guess the new term has been coined. I personally don't know which term I prefer more. "Dipshits" seems the most appropriate term.
Seems like you get different breeds. The regular ones give the cryptic sayings and random binaries; the usual. But the smarter ones, the ones that taunt you from the safety of their own blogs, those are the ones that either deal directly with him or directly on their own. Guys like Conaghan, smart, sophisticated, knowing full well what they're getting themselves into and not caring about the consequences. Completely brainwashed.
I've seen a couple of examples of this, mainly in the chick that's taunting the "Stopping Lights" girl and "Redlight". I have no doubt that their "master" is telling them what they're doing; I recognize their speech from Conaghan. How long they'll go, I can't say. If they ever come across me, not long.
And then...there's the dead. Somehow Nessa came back from the dead, and...I guess Zero gave her up? Which is getting me a little annoyed. I don't care what Redlight "promised". He's one of them. Nessa was one of yours. And you gave her up so that she could have an escape from this?
There is no ESCAPE from this.
We're all in this until either he's dead, or we are. And we're not getting any "help" for doing so.
Which leads me to point of worry number three.
Before I get into this topic, to quell the confusion let me first get rid of the basic beliefs:
The government didn't "create" Slender Man. He isn't the byproduct of some military experiment. He has no ties to the military whatsoever. The president is not using him to take over the world. He's not on government payroll. The government has absolutely no intention to use him in any global or political matters.
But they know he's there.
And they know they can't control him.
So they do the next best thing.
They monitor him. They keep an eye on him. They let him do his own thing, they don't try and stop him because they know he won't push it too far.
And then there's his "handler". Fisk.
What I mean by handler is that Fisk is the one tasked with making sure he keeps track of all the sightings and going to anywhere Slender Man might be located. If anyone's ever dealt with an F.B.I agent involved in a Slender sighting/kidnapping, chances are it's either Fisk or one of his men. Fisk is clean-up. Slender Man makes the mess, he comes in and cleans it up.
Now I know a lot of people are going to think I'm making this up. I know a lot of people won't believe me. I don't expect you to. But before you entirely dismiss it, think about this:
How many people have just up and disappeared in the last year and a half? How many women? How many children? How many random and unaccounted suicides? How many bizarre murders? How many times have people reported a friend going out of his mind before either suddenly disappearing or dying? This is no longer an isolated sitution, I'm sure you're all aware of this. This has become a pandemic.
And you mean to tell me that after all that, NO ONE can make a federal case of it? NO ONE has tried taking this above the local law enforcement? NO ONE is making a big deal out of this?
It's because they know. They know what's been unleashed on us. And they don't care.
One enemy, on all sides of us. They've boxed us into the middle, and we're left to fight our way out. No matter where you are, or how it's effecting you, the overall outcome is still the same.
There's no help coming.
We're on our own.