The poison does quick, grisly work. Your vision swims, narrowing to a pinpoint as all sound becomes muffled around you. Your knees buckle as every ounce of strength leaves you in an instant and you catch yourself as you topple. Your mouth tastes foul, acrid, bitter—nausea coils at the back of your throat. Your heartbeat slows to a crawl as it begins to struggle at pumping blood through your body.

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