The Black Blobs - Chap 5
There was nothing that I could do but to just nod my head and wait for her to continue on with what she was going to say to us. I was interested, but I was still convinced that the black blobs were bad and that they were just trying to get me off of their trail. I couldn’t even imagine them being good. My wife had done nothing wrong and I just couldn’t imagine anything that she could have possibly done that would have made them take her life and her soul. I was so confused at everything. I sighed and waited for her to continue to go on with her story.
“There aren’t very many of us good blobs left, there has been a very BIG divide between the blacks blobs, and sadly our numbers are getting smaller and smaller. The others decided that they didn’t just want to feast on the bad souls, that they could get what they needed just from feeding from anybody.
Normally you have to do something very bad to be able to take someone’s body and their memories, and then you turn them around and by being them, you make them a good part of society again. That was our original goal, to repurpose those souls whom otherwise would be a bane on society.
Unfortunately, we are not immune to gluttony. Sadly, there are many insaitable ones ones, all they want to do is feast. They have become the dark side of our faction.
We are now separated into 3 factions: the original good faction, the middle ground who are on the fence. They usually take people like the ones at your work, who do more bad then good. But if they are hungry and there isn’t anyone around, then they will sometimes feast on good or homeless people.
Then the ones that feed on whomever they want, whenever they want. They don’t care, good, bad, old and young, all is fair game to them. They have no rules except to fufill themselves.
I will now explain a bit about how we normally work, so you have a clearer idea. The thing is that we can just take some of your memories away, if we think that you could turn yourself around, then we give you that chance. If we feel that the reason you’ve gone is astray is your upbringing, for example, we tweak it, and give you a happier one, and see if you still choose to live a bad life.
We take the bad memories away from you, we put in a starter memory and we see if you can go from there. If you turn out to be the same way, then yes, we will eat all of you and take you over. If you decide to change, though we leave you in your new life. That was our ultimate goal. To give people second chances.
That was our motto and that is what we, the originals faction, believe in. Some of us got greedy and selfish and the power just got to them. They started taking over people indiscriminately, not caring who knew about them, as long as they got their fill. They didn’t care if humans saw them. We normally make sure our tampering is as discreet as possible.
But there is a way to stop them, there is a way to put it back to how it was, and so that nobody really knows about us. That is how we, the original faction, wish it would become. I don’t know how many people they have taken over or produced, but what I do know, is that with your guy’s help, We can get this done. I trust that you would know some people that would also be willing to help.Together we can do this, we can set the order of things back to how they they should be.
Please, I implore you two for help. I know you have suffered great losses, and have witnessed many unnatural things that are against the nature of life as you know it. If the situation weren’t so dire, if we could handle this on our own, we would have done so already. Please help us.”
I took a deep breath. It was a lot to take in. But could I believe them? Is this the truth? Or was this just a ruse?
If they have been here for awhile, and we didn’t see them before, it does make sense as to why they appeared all of a sudden. Power corrupts, that’s true for people and corporations. Could it also be true for these blobs? Especially if they have the power to rewrite memories. I wonder if my memories have been tampered with? Would I even know, if they were? A chill ran down my spine, and I glanced at my aunt. She seemed just as bewildered as I was.
So, assuming she’s telling the truth, that would mean that the ones that killed my wife, unless she did something terribly wrong, were the bad ones that took our family members. The ones at my work are the ones on the fence, in the middle faction. It’s a lot to take in. It was starting to make sense. I nodded at the woman, and waited to see if she was going to say anymore.
“I know that this seems unbelievable, and is a real shocker, but I will come back here in 2 nights on the full moon and I will see what your guy’s answer is.
If you are going to join us, then we have a game plan. It would help if you could gather a few more people that you trust. If not, then that is okay as well and we will make due.
Please, I implore the both of you, think about this hard and then let me know what your decision is. I know you have seen the bad and the ugly, and I may be at the end of this, be able to bring your loved ones back that you have lost. As long as they were wrongfully taken and that it wasn’t destined for it to happen.
I will know that by reading their memories, and if the other Black Blobs were right by taking them, then there is nothing that I can do about it, but that I will be able to tell you exactly what they did that made them get taken over. You will at least have closure. If they are innocent, they will be returned to you.”
With that being the last thing that she said, I watched her leave. The air was returned to the room, and I could breathe normally again. I looked at my aunt and she looked just as surprised as I did.
“Do you think that they are telling the truth? I mean it sounds like they really could have been here this whole time. Powerful ones could have branched off and gone their own way. I mean it happens with humans all the time. From CEO’s to hall monitors, give people a little power, it can go to their heads if not careful. It makes a ton of sense when you think of it like that, and actually following some news articles and stuff, it doesn’t sound improbable..*
I looked at my aunt and I waited for her to respond to me. Did I really want to know if my cousin, my uncle and my wife had actually deserved to have their essense taken away? Is there something that they did that we had NO CLUE about? I guess it could be 100% possible and I just didn’t want that to be a possibility. I love my wife, and the thought that she deservered it seemed utterly impossible to me, but in the end I just didn’t know. I wondered if my aunt knew anything that my uncle or cousin could’ve done.
My aunt turned to me and spoke “Now for me to be completely honest I guess.” She drew a big breath and exhaled.
” I knew that they were real. I knew that they existed. Before they took your uncle and cousin. I was told by a friend of mine, Shirley. I am sure that you remember her, but anyways. Her and her son were given a second chance. They had a real bad gambling addiction, and in an attempt to feed it they started a scam, and got caught up with debitors and owing money to the wrong people, not to mention those they scammed.
Well, the blobs interfered. She turned her life around and got her second chance. Her son took the opportunity and he ran with it, at first seeming to become better, but it didn’t last. He started a smaller scam, and when caught was unrepentive. So the blobs came back and took him, they took him over. He now is a follower of the bad faction.
Shirley and myself figured that if he was destined to be good, and turned his life around that our memories of him would be the same. They’re different. I came here to get your help, because I didn’t understand what was going on, I thought it was all a gimic and it was all fake news. I figured they were bad because they took her son. It it looks like that there is still some good ones out there though, that the situation isn’t as black and white as I previously thought.
But the choices is up to you. We can try to take them all out, which I highly doubt we have the capabilities to do, and would most likely end in our deaths if we tried. Or we can side with the good ones and see if we can be helpful.
I know a few people willing to help, Shirley and Ron and a couple of other people that I know who actually turned themselves around because of the good blobs.”
I stared at my aunt in shock. I couldn’t believe what my aunt was saying to me. She knew that the Black Blobs existed, but she thought they were all bad. I get why she didn’t tell anyone, I am sure that there was reasons and rules on why she couldn’t. Now more than ever I needed to know the truth about my cousin, my uncle and my wife. Were they really innocent? It seemed the only way to get answers was to help them.
I glanced at a picture of my family on the wall. It was from a family reunion a few years back. The smiling faces of my wife, and my aunt’s family were hard to bear. I wondered if my other family was ok, or if they too had been taken over.
“I think that we should do this.” I muttered, memories of my wife were flashing in my head.
“We should see who we can get to gang up and help us, see if we can’t make things like they’re supposed to be. To rescue our loved ones, or at the very least find out what happened.” I replied, lowering my face to hide the tears that had started to fall.
My aunt gave me a sympathetic look, then suddenly, the room froze again. In walked a new Black Blob into my doorway, one that I had never seen before, and he had a very evil smile on his face. I was frozen and I had a sense of dread about the meeting. This meeting was probably not going to go as smoothly as the last one. But I guess we were going to find out. I hope we both survive.
The blob let out a snicker. “Hello. I know you heard all about us from Rosalina. There are 3 factions ,there has always been 3 factions but OURS is getting stronger.
The goody-two-shoes are losing and that is because not everyone deserves a second chance. They hand them out like candy to everyone, and that isn’t right. Some people are just evil.
Tell me, if you had the power would you give Hitler a second chance? Saddam Hussein? Jack the Ripper? Ted Bundy?
Although I will admit that I have gotten a little carried away and may or may not have eaten people’s lives that I probably should not have done, but we all make mistakes. Would you begrudge a starving lost man in the desert a drink of water? That is what souls are like to us.
I also can guarantee you that if you help us, help bring our faction to power, that I will also bring all your loved ones back to life. I will remove your memories of any of this Blob thing ever happening and you will have no memory of us ever existing. I will make sure that nobody, on my watch anyways, will take the lives of any of your loved ones. You won’t have the trauma of seeing your loved ones taken. Doesn’t that sound nice? A way to return to your previous lives, to be as happy as you can be.”
This was going to just get weirder and weirder I was sure, because there was still one more faction and if the middle faction already knew that we were talking to the good faction, then I could only assume that after this gross looking guy left, then that we would still be having one more visitor.
Although they both offered for us to have our family members back, I know that it would be the wrong choice. Ignorance may seem like bliss, but this was just too much infomation to turn our backs on just so we could live a normal life, though it was tempting. He didn’t even acknowlege the fact that our loved ones might’ve deserved their fates.. I sighed a deep sigh and I waited for him to talk more, but all he said after that was
“You will have until the full moon in two days to make your decision and we will be back.”
And then unlike the lady who left nicely there was just a big POP and then he was gone. I wondered when guest number 3 was going to show up. Why couldn’t all this just happen at the same time? I was starting to get light headed from all this. My brain was overloaded, and there was still more to come. I felt like Scrooge, but Scrooge didn’t fear for his life from the ghosts. This was all overwhelming. Would the third faction even come? What’s to stop them from just killing us then and there? I was getting a head ache from all this and laid my head in my hands.