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A file. ” The slap of the file on the flat of his palm provides a point of emphasis on each word. Jackson’s self-preservation instinct kicks in. “Messiah,” he says quickly. ” Gregor smiles. ” The others start to whisper: Messiah, Messiah, Messiah. “Thank you, brothers. And I shall be your Messiah. Trust in me and I shall—” Hands grab at his arms and legs. Several Skineaters drag the preacher into a chair and hold him there. ” Someone clamps his skull in a vice-like embrace. Gregor balances the file between his thumb and index finger as if it were a precision surgical instrument.
Then footsteps plodding up the stairwell. “Someone just made tribute,” Charlie says. ” Charlie holds his hands out to Albert. The blood-soaked rags are unfurling in wet strings. ” Albert peels the covering from Charlie’s hands. ” Most of Charlie’s fingers are missing. The crudely hacked-at stumps weep thick yellow pus. The tips are the mottled gangrene-green of a rotting potato. “Edward takes our body as currency. We give him pieces of ourselves, he repays us with pieces of bread and meat. ” “It’s like the warlords used to do in feudal Japan.
First he killed half the inmates. ” A sound of grinding gears from the roof, followed by savage hoots from the upper tier. “That sound,” Charlie cocks his head. ” Charlie just grunts. “Anyway, Lazarus, one day he’s gone. Told Edward he was going down to the basement to tunnel out. ” Charlie shudders. “That’s where he is. Down in the basement. ” “Nope. ” He pauses. “But I hear him sometimes. At night. This sound, this scritch-scritch-scritch, like nails on a chalkboard. ” Charlie leans in. He whispers, as if to speak overloud would rouse a sleeping beast.