FOOD (any gender, mid teens on up)
My people are not evil. We just have a disorder. People with disorders, they always get demonized, you know, until society catches up.
The killing: That's not the disorder. That's just survival- I know you don't believe that but bear with me- you'll still have plenty of time to call the cops if you're not convinced.
Listen, have you ever known anyone with an allergy? Those things can be deadly, right? Well, my people, we've got what you'd call the ultimate food allergy. Everything is poison to us except that one thing- I'm not gonna say it, I know it upsets you.
But yeah, that one thing is what we can eat or ya know, drink or whatever. Bottom line is that it's our food. And all food, even yours, comes from something that didn't want to die-- and, yeah, yeah, yeah, I know- vegetables, right?
But that's the thing: Everybody can agree it's not bad to kill a plant. Because they don't have too much to live for, right? And can't you see, that's how we select our victims? Hell, we're snootier about our food than Simple Truth Organics.
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