I wrote this very very late last night while falling asleep, so I suppose that's extremely fitting. I'm trying to find all the motivation that I was missing the last two weeks. I'm gonna try to do a hell of a final push, but we'll see what I can do.
Somewhere a switch is being flipped, and a great machine hums gently at first. Its circuits and wires spring into action at the speed of light, and the hum becomes a roar. Unfathomably large, its gears and incomprehensible mechanical functions twist and turn, coming to life in a seemingly chaotic but somehow beautiful way. Bright sterile light is pouring out in all directions, and finally the machine takes its first breath...
Awake... Jessie tries to remember the dream, but it almost immediately escapes them. Awake. They slowly and pathetically roll themself out of bed, already swimming in a sea of negative thoughts before they reach the bathroom.
While they're taking a shower, they begin humming a little tune (as they are wont to do), and after a moment, they pause. They could swear they heard voices in the running water that joined and harmonized with theirs. They feel tears welling up in the corners of their eyes, just standing there under the hot water feeling confused. An uncanny feeling washes over them, as though they are still dreaming.
Jessie focuses all their attention on the sound of the running water, and at first they feel silly about the whole thing. A trick of the ear of course, they think. But again, the voices reemerge. Jessie's eyes widen, and the voices grow louder and louder. Soon they are overwhelmingly loud, ringing out in millions of alien voices like a choir in a cathedral. "Wait, what the fu-"
Jessie tries to speak, but they can't even hear their own words at this point. Their head hurts, and the sound has become so terrifying that all they can think to do is curl up into the fetal position and wait for it to end.
The droning sound continues to get louder as more and more voices join the choir. Jessie thinks their heart is going to explode from terror, but as soon as that thought crosses their mind, it suddenly stops. The silence now feels terribly uncomfortable, and an awful ringing permeates Jessie's eardrums. It's all too much, and they lose consciousness, swept momentarily back into the dream world...