I touch the artifact and my world is enveloped in brilliant light. Did I die? Can this be - no, I must wake up from this!
I extend my arms and watch them stretch into the void. Eyes within eyes! an infinite sea of perception! Stop staring! Please, stop staring!
My tongue catches a playful wind and unrolls like a spindle of red ribbon. It sails skyward and I grin.
I reach into the white and it stains my hands. I watch it travel through my veins.
I try to close my eyes, but I have none.
I shake my head and the room returns to normal. I can move again! The pain is extreme, but I am rejuvenated. I grab the artifact.