So that didn't work. At all. In retrospect, I should have listened to Glass, but he posted that comment after my attempt.
So I tried to shoot the Slender Man. Protip: Don't try this at home. It doesn't work out. At all.
I grabbed my handy shotgun and opened my window, and aimed for his head (yay for open sights? or not). Pulled the trigger, all that good stuff. It didn't misfire, thankfully, although the kickback was. . More than normal. Way stronger than usual. As in, fall over unusual. Once I composed myself, I ran back to the window to see what the hell was going on, to see if it had worked or not.
He had a tentacle out in front of his lack-of-face. Holding a bullet. oh shit, right?
I was just staring back at him... I couldn't move. I don't know if it was because of fear or slendermagic or whatever, but I couldn't move. It's hard to get across in text, at least with my style of writing, but when you shoot something and it grabs your fucking bullet, it's a little... Disconcerting, if you know what I mean. Especially when the kickback on your shotgun has caused you to FALL OVER.
So I was standing there at the open window, staring at him with wide eyes, clutching my shotgun, when one of his tentacles shoots out and races towards me. This is it, I thought, trying to move out of the way, trying to get out so that I don't get impaled and end up like J.D.
I didn't get out of the way in time. He grabbed my shotgun and knocked me over with it. Have you ever been hit with a shotgun? It hurts. Badly.
By the time I got back to the window, the Slender Man and my shotgun were both gone. So now when Morningstar comes to visit, I'll be without a weapon.
Fuck my life.