I woke up. It was really hot, and the last thing I remembered was seeing the faces of my family in a white surrounding. Well, actually there was something before that. I remember seeing a weird symbol.
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It was strange; it must have been a dream. I looked ahead and a man then greeted me. He had pointy ears and a pointy beard, but he looked quite handsome nonetheless.
"I have been expecting you," he said holding a black cat. "Follow me." I didn't want to though. I was tired, but I followed him anyway. He walked very proudly, I noticed.
He lead me to an acrobatics centre, where people dressed up in suits with long tails were doing all these tricks! "Welcome to the Lewderthorn Acrobatics Centre!" the man said. Lewderthorn? I thought. As in, "Lewder"? An odd name for an acrobatics centre... I looked at all the people and stared. They were:
- Crossing each other whilst doing handstands;
- Up in the air and falling down in ribbons;
- Running and jogging in a large figure eight;
- Star-jumping in circles and doing cartwheels; and
- Executing somersaults into a pit of foam hexahedrons.
They were so brilliant, I became kinda jealous... until a particular thought came to mind. "This is the perfect place for you," said the man, making the OK symbol with his hand (as somebody did a handstand with his legs in the air).
Three black dogs then ran up to me and started licking me.
I turned my head to the man and realised who he was.
I didn't want to be here.
But it was too late. "I'm gonna head off and eat, now," said the man. "You stay here, hahahahah." And he was gone.
It was at that moment, that the dogs stopped licking and started growling and barking and raging.
And all the gymnasts began laughing as they crowded around me.
And the only thing I could hear was my screams.
Who was the man?
Why was I here? (Bonus)
Inspired by @PerpetualJ's story riddles. Please check them out if you have not already!