It’s was a stormy night, the great thunderstorm, crashed down on the tiny coastal town. The thunder roared and the lighting danced across the pitch black sky. The wind howled through the streets, biting at anyone who dared to be on the streets tonight. The townspeople knew only fools would roam the streets on a night like this one, and it seemed there was but one fool out in this, battling the wind and the rain as it made its way to a small church close to wall that acted as a barrier between people and the sharp, rocky, teeth of the shore.
This figure, certainly soaked to the bone, struggled to maintain a good grip on a dark wooden cane, now slick from the rain, the figure bent over, like an old man struggled to hobble into the safely of the church, which thankfully was open, even at that late night hour, in which this person was roaming the streets.
Once inside, the figure stood up properly and shook off as much rain as possible, before removing the large black raincoat they had been wearing, as well as the black bowler hat they had been wearing. Under that bowler hat was a large pair of bat like ears, but their owner was most certainly not a bat. Underneath those large ears, were a pair of deep gold colored eyes, the rest of this person’s face was hidden by a tattered silk scarf, which too was removed due to being soaked as well. Once removed it revealed the face of a young Aye-aye, somewhere in their 20’s. On the right side of this person’s face was a scar it curved over the eye down the cheek and went right under the chin, ending on the neck, where the “Adam’s apple” would be if this person were a man.
The girl took out a damp handkerchief and tried to wipe off her cane as best she could. She threw her wet things over the back of a nearby pew, the place was thankful warm, as she was chilled to the bone. She sat down at another pew and breathed a heavy, tired sigh and then looked around for a moment, it was a small quaint church, made of stone and stained glass the pews were old and made of wood the padding rather new and quite plush, someone must have felt the need to make the daily church goers more comfortable. There were many tables off to the sides of the church, with many brass candle holders, you were allowed to light a candle for a lost loved one, for a small donation of course. She then looked down and rolled up her soaked pant legs, she wore leg braces on both of her legs and it was now too uncomfortable to wear them. She pulled off her soaked boots and then started to work on the brace straps, working from the bottom up on both of them. She pulled them off, she wiped them off as best as she could and left them on pew next to her. Another sigh of relief escaped her, but her legs were quite sore and is was nearly impossible to move without the support of the braces.
“How terribly ironic for one such as me to end up in one of your houses isn’t it?” The girl mused as if she were talking to god directly.
“ME! Galileo Starr, born an Aye-aye, cursed this broken body and powers I never wanted!!” She shouted
“You gave me a triple whammy huh!? Not only am I an Aye-Aye, which we both know isn’t a great thing to be! Then you have to give me this damn condition, where my own body falls apart and then as an added bonus, I can see the spirits of the dead! So let me ask you? Why me?! I mean 3 million people in the world and you choose me! Why? No one likes Aye-ayes!! I can’t even get some spirits to speak to me because of what I am? So why not pick someone more likable? Like a cat girl? Everyone loves a cat girl!! I can’t even get a fucking room in the sleaziest inn in the damn town!! Why? Because I’m a mother fucking Aye-aye that’s why!! It’s not fucking fair!!! There are so many terrible people in this world and yet you choose to pick on me!! Why!? What did I ever do to you!? I never ever asked to be created!!” She shouted into the dark church.
She stopped to catch her breath, she wore out easy and she was already exhausted. She then glared up at the cross which, hung over the front of the church, and then as she took a few steps forward.
“Oh but I forget, you hate us Aye-ayes to right!!? That’s what everyone says, that even you hate us!! If you hate Aye-Ayes so much, why the fuck did you make us in the first place!? It’s not fair!! We are your children too!! We deserve as much love and respect as anyone else!! Why aren’t we good enough!? Why don’t you love your Aye-Aye children? I want to be loved!! I deserve it!! Tell me why!? Why am I not enough…?” She muttered finally running out of steam. She heart ached, countless times she had be rejected by others simply due to the fact that she was an Aye-aye. Hot tears welled up in her eyes, she had come to this town at their request, the docks being haunted by a very violent spirit that’s making it near impossible for people to leave or board their ships safely. She worked hard to find the spirit, it’s no easy task for someone with her limitations, hobbling around on slick and uneven docks and dock hands and sailors alike growled and yelled at her, threating her with certain death and a watery grave if she dared to even breath to close to them, their boats or anything else they valued.
She sat in the pew, looking down as her tears hit the floor, her sobs echoed through the empty church. This carried on, until she was able to settle herself down, she pulled out a small box of cigarettes and lit one, smoking right there in the church, if someone were to walk in to the church right there, it would have caused quite a scandal as Galileo appeared to be using the church as her own private inn. Anger filled her as she became disgusted with herself for crying as much as she had done.
“You know what!? Fuck you!! Fuck you and the whole damn world!! I’m threw helping people, from now on, I’m using these damn powers for me and only me!! I’m going to right the wrongs with my life, starting with this shitty little town! They thought that the dock ghost was bad!? Ha! They ain’t seen nothing yet!!” Galileo snarled. She stood suddenly and then wobbled on her weak legs, she used the pew for support, suddenly the church was filled with these strange little spirits, they were very small, only coming up to Galileo’s knee. They were very dark and looked like hunk of coal with arms and legs. They had eerie glowing eyes, which were all fixed on Galileo.
“My darling spirit friends, I know it’s been a while, since you’ve been able to run free and have fun. Tonight, you get to run amok! We’re going to make everyone pay for all the injustices of this world!” She shouted
“Go! Go to every inn and boarding house and break as much as you want!! Bang on the wall as loud as you can!! Shatter windows! Throw picture and books! Relish in their fears!! Show them we are not just trash that they can kick around!!” She ordered, the little dark spirits, wearing eerie glowing grins now.
She watched them as they vanished into dark wisps and then grinned evilly at the screams of terror she soon heard. She looked back at the cross, and then down at the floor
“You should have loved us too…” She said