'Have we learned yet?'
The chittering stopped but for a moment, attention paid where it was due.
'Lessons for those still there. Those not in this place. Lessons we carry back but forget when we return. It is a waste, yes?'
The white space faded to nothing but black, shrieks in the distance getting closer.
A soft click growl, and the figure turned in a serpentine movement.
'You didn't listen to my story. We are out of time.'
the growling morphed into a hiss, the creature's jaw unhinging to show rows and rows of sharp teeth, creaking in response.
'Now there is work to be done, my darkness.'