Exploring a cave, you notice some light coming from one of the crevasses ahead of you. "Is anyone there?" you ask. You hear a few muffled giggles, before a bubbly voice says "No!" in an obviously sarcastic tone. As you enter the area this creature resides in, you see what caused it all; a large, glowing slime-creature. Instead of having just one form, it seems to have many; like some strange hivemind of sorts. A small, human-sized slime breaks off, containing a single nucleus.
"Hey there spelunker! Come to say hi to us?"
"No, I, uh..."
Before you have time to reply, the slime jumps onto you. You?re quickly coated in the sentient goo, which is rather warm and a bit tingly.
"What the fuck are you doing?"
"Don?t worry, this won?t hurt~"
Before you have time to reply again the slime rushes into your mouth, and down your throat. As the slime fills your lungs, you worry that this will be your last moments... but you can breathe just fine! Until you look down, and notice that through the blue haze... you?re melting! You try to scream, but all you let out is a strange gurgle. Strangely though, you feel no pain.
"Come on, don?t worry cutie. You?ll be fine~!"
As the goo manages to break into your skull, you worry that its over for you. But somehow, even as your brain melts, you stay concious. You try to look down again, and your vision spins around, as if your eyes were simply floating. Wait, do you even have eyes now? You try to move your body, and you?re shocked to find the goo moving with your will. It feels strange, yet perfectly natural at the same time.
"What did you do to me?"
"Oh, don?t worry. I just made you a part of us!"
Her voice felt like it was coming from inside your own mind, in a way. Like telepathy. Wait a second, did you even say that? Or did you only think it? Does it even matter anymore? As you ponder what just happened, she takes you back to the main body. Countless nuclei are inside, a massive amorohous blob. As you touch it, you can "hear" a din of telepathic communication, though it?s easy to tune out what isn?t intended for you.
"Come on, follow me!"
Your nucleus floats behind hers in the slime, you can swim through it just fine it seems. She takes you to what is like a back room, where a single large nucleus sits inside.
"Hello, new one."
"It?s okay. We know a lot has just changed for you. We?re here to help."
The "queen" nucleus explains what exactly just happened to you, and also a few tips, like how to produce sounds using slime effectively to talk to those not blessed with joining the greater mind. These explanations are not words, but instead, direct transfer of thought.
"Now, We won?t keep you here if you don?t want to stay. But feel free to come back any time you?d like, new one."
The girl who transformed you leads you back out. You pull out a human-sized clump of slime, and go over to a reflective pool of water.
With your new form, you easily shape yourself into the person you?ve always dreamed of being; flawless in every way (and glowing blue). You move your nucleus to your head, it makes seeing feel more natural. It?s at this point that you notice you can actually see all around you! As you pick up your belongings, you can?t help but feel a bit lonely separated from the rest. But knowing that you can come back anytime, you head back to town, if only to settle a few affairs before returning to your new home.