As you drift between awake and asleep, you first realize “I hurt”. The pain is searing, and you can feel it everywhere. Can you hurt while you slumber? You do, so it must be…
…you hunger, and the metallic taste in your mouth makes it worse. What did you eat that tasted like metal, bitter? It’s so hard to remember. The aching in your shoulders and wrists makes it hard to think. You dimly realize that your possessions are gone, save for the your rags and the manacles holding you to the wall.
…burning, BURNING! “Ah, so you are awake. Good. I want you to hurt. I want you to feel feel fear, and pain. I want you to experience everything my son felt. My son, whose name you do not even remember.” as you open your eyes to face your opponent, you see in the dim torchlight the glowing red eyes of a were rat.
“Were just getting started, my friends, just getting started.” Then the pain returns.