They clamoured on and on , each voice urgent and incessant , fighting for prime position in the vocal hierarchy .
"You were supposed to protect us —"
"I tried my best , but —"
"Protect you sorry scumbags ! Ha ! Ha ! Ha ! Not if I have my way —"
"You shut up , you egotistical —"
"Ssssshhh , the little ones are sleeping ! The commotion will disturb them —"
"Disturb them ? Ha ! Ha ! They're in for a real treat —"
And in the twisted mindscape , the voices grew louder until they became one deafening roar that sucked him into a dark , gaping vortex , spinning out of control . An unnatural , blood-curdling scream pierced the air .