“I used to be afraid of them,” Vitari said. “Something in the mind just… recoils. Too many legs, moving too many directions.” He scratched at his ear. “They’re not like us. They’re alien. We can’t understand how that kind of brain can work, and so we fear them.”
Mari kept her back to the wall, watching wide-eyed.
“You have to open to the possibility. Once you understand them, the fear goes away. I know you’ll see. You only have to let them in.”
His eyelid twitched, then bulged, as something with too many legs began to push its way out…