I read a lot of fairy tales when I was a kid. And I still do. A few consistent lessons, one of them being if you are in a house with strange beings, do not eat their food.
Whatever he gave me, I did eat it.
This is where it gets bad. This is where something is going to change irrevocably and permanently. I'll give you three choices.
- Quit. Close the window. You don't win anything if you keep reading. You don't have to stay here right now, and you don't ever have to come back if you don't want to.
- Switch to being Elia. I have relived this many times. Now, when my mind dredges it back up, I [switch to being Elia][revert].
- [Open wide][the morning after].