Twas faint. Barely audible to the human ear. Hachi's shifting dreams had the foundation of its calling. Something, beyond the veil of mental imagery, was..a being.. A creature that his absent mind can't quite fathom. Was he sure that he heard it? Or was it another one of the audible nightmares he was being tormented with in his sleep? He couldn't tell.
Now it was heard. It hadn't dawned on him yet, but his dreams were being tainted. Around him, at this moment, the visage of his childhood home twisted and bristled. Eyes, of which were solid black with only a white dot as its pupil, appeared all over the house. This being pierced the manifold of his mind, tearing it open with a ultraviolence. What remained was an empty void, stranded over a unseen body of water.
Hachiro frantically looked around, unsure of what was happening.
A bipedal humanoid, gaunt in stature, stood tall against the void. Its outline was slim at the waist and legs, but wide at the shoulder. The outline was clearly contrasted against the infinite darkness, allowing Hachi to see it clearly. However what chilled his very soul was its own two eyes opening, revealing several pupils clustered inside of them.
It spoke again, this time its voice reveberated like a subwoofer.
This, shook Hachi awake. He was sweating a little, hyperventilating softly. He looked around found that he was in the same room they slept in. And he also found Nora tucked into him, still asleep. He smiled as her warmth kept his nerves calm. He did recognize that Nora had tended to his injuries, but his body still ached from the large amount of stress they were put under. So he didn't really move, only shifting slightly due to some discomfort.
As he laid there, his mind started to pace.
He wanted to understand his dreams, but they were so spotty.
He was bouncing from scene to scene, never hanging around enough to get engrossed in whatever was happening at that moment. Plus, that thing, invaded his dreams just to yell a word at him. It all seemed..so nonsensical to him, but considering how these creatures have evolved, it's not too far out of the realm of possibility. However, an unfortunate side affect of waking up from a nightmare is that he can't sleep.. At least, not now.. He wasn't sure if that thing was still skulking about in his mindscape.
So he proceeded to lay there, quietly being enraptured by Nora's presence.