This information is absolutely
beyond classified, but it’s a warning I have to issue, people should know the
was part of an organisation known as Hereco, and you’ve never heard of us or
what we do. What we do is, to put it simply, open doors to other world’s. You
may have heard of a handful of the other dimensions here and there and they
probably gave you some good scares and creepy feelings but they’re nothing
compared to what we found just a few months ago.
was just another routine test, another opening to another dimension. We open
them wherever the bounds of our world is weakest, Aokigahara, Lake Teshuilo,
The Tower of London, Gloucester, Cape Town, Avery Hills, we operate everywhere
we can break through.
so it was we were opening another, and I was the head of the operation. We had
a man suited and prepared before the gate, I gave the go ahead, and with a
whirring and crackle of static the doorway burst into life. We were well
prepared and practised at this, but don’t take that to mean going to these
other dimensions aren’t more dangerous than you can likely imagine.
watched men walk through that gate on occasion after occasion and viewed
through our camera system as they’re tortured in ways I don’t want to even
speak of. What I’m saying is we’re always on edge when a man goes through, but
we’re men of Science, and so we try again.
as our latest volunteer stepped through we all held a collective breath, and
let out a sigh of relief when he came out the other side.
pressed the button on the console in front of me that connected my microphone
to his headset and instructed him to continue in.
was black, just black on the camera. A perfect dark that the flashlight wasn’t
breaking, and even the ground under his feet seemed to be an endless void.
are you stepping on Tom?”
don’t think anything… I’ve got weight, I think I’m moving but there’s just
nothing. I can feel it under my feet, there’s ground but I can’t see it.”
keep going, we’re keeping an eye out here but you tell us if you see anything.”
keep walking he did, deeper and deeper into the endless black. A man to my left
made a motion towards a sensory readout, a sound wave that was making the most
miniscule of vibrations.
Tom, stop there we’re getting something, just stay where you are a minute.”
carefully watched the waveform for a few moments as the vibrations began to
increase, bit by bit until it became an audible rumble.
Tom look around for us, see if you can see anything, looks like it’s getting
video swivelled with as he moved his head. “I can’t see anything command.”
it came, a deep echo that read on every piece of equipment we had.
what was that? Did you hear that Tom?”
I heard that, command. Do I respond?”
was a pause and I thought of our options. Usually in cases like that one we try
to ignore whatever wants to make contact, but this was the only thing we’d yet
encountered here. I pressed down the communicator once more.
it to show itself Tom.”
I see you?”
was a pause.
can see me.”
same voice boomed through the room.
it what that means, Tom.”
do you mean I can see you?”
am the dark.”
difficult to describe the sound of its speaking precisely, but it had a tone
that felt inescapably cold.
do we call you?” Tom echoed my words.
do we call you?”
have no need for a name. I am his messenger.”
chewed my nail and thought of how we next act with care. Our aim is not to
create enemies where there are none, nor will it ever be.
know what you are.”
all around the room darted from the monitor readouts to me in reactionary
surprise, because Tom had not spoken this time.
you can hear me, you don’t need this man here to speak for me.”
do you know of humans?”
swallowed hard and tried to settle the goose flesh that flared on the back of
my neck at this point.
who is he?”
released the communicator and looked around the room, at all the faces that
stared up at me from desks and technical machinery that buzzed.
do you want us to do sir?” One voice came from amongst them, but for once I
didn’t know how to react to this. Normally the things we encounter just try and
tempt us into some grizzly fate or tell us to leave but never something like
I don’t know? Have we ever seen this before?”
have never encountered him before.”
words came as if from nowhere and suddenly the goose flesh on my neck extended
across my arms and legs, and I felt a deep dread that hasn’t left me even now.
turned and looked at the communicator button.
you can’t hear me right now, can you?”
readouts didn’t flare up with my words, and Tom said nothing.
you can hear me now, in this room?” I was asking the entity now.
am his herald, and he hears all. He hears your wife and daughter, and he hears
your little boy even now.”
vividly remember the feeling of my lip quivering with horror at the words.
you come through the gate?”
has no need for gates, he is all.”
did he first find humans?”
was here before you were, he is eternal. He took the a piece of himself and
molded you from the dark.”
he created us?”
created all. He guided your species in its infancy and allowed you to become
what you are.”
he loves you, you are his greatest creation.”
he is God?”
is every God, and man is his proudest creation. He will allow you to join him.”
do you mean?”
will give humans the honour of being with him eternal.”
what does being with him mean?”
bodies and minds will be filled with his, his will to become your will, your
want his want, you will be permitted to join with him.”
will he join with us?”
comes once you are ten.”
are a 7.4. We will only come for you when you are 10.”
am I a 7.4?”
will come when you are a ten.”
that an amount of time? Am I 7.4 in his time?”
I begged for answers I watched the waveform readout begin to flatten, as whatever
this thing was left.
a ten? What’s that mean?”
it did not reply.
the following weeks organisations from all over the world discussed the meaning
of this encounter, whether what it said was true or a trick meant to guide us
to destruction. The heads of countries have conferred and discussed what it
means by ‘join him’, and the greatest minds are still trying to uncover what
the meaning of 7.4 is.
I think I know the truth. I think that the answer is simple, and it terrifies
me. Because there are 7,442,000,000 people on Earth, or to put it more simply,
And he will come when we are ten.
Credits to: GeoronimoTheThird (story)