[SOFT, PLINKY MUSIC]
SAM: A few forum users have got wind of something strange; it’s an advertisement, for some kind of Arcanist meeting place.
OLIVER: Arcanists coming together? That makes no sense.
SAM: That’s what I thought too. It’s not just that either, there’s something else. Ever since what happened in the house I’ve felt it. It’s like the volume has been turned up on the universe. Maybe it’s because I’m going outside more now but– I don’t know. I feel more whole somehow. And the mark, on my throat, where Bliss severed the bond to Madame Marie’s arcane maze? The scar has grown, spread, like lightning crawling though my skin, right up to my chin, all the way down my chest. It’s a scar, but, it’s old, white, almost pearlescent–
SAM: Yes, hah. Sorry, Revel. I did get distracted, didn’t I?
[MUSIC CHANGES TO SINISTER CHIP TUNE]
ANNA: Is it… some sort of cult?
SAM: A cult? No. Arcanists don’t really do cults. What. Why are you looking at me like that– the microphone? Anna! No. Spirit Box Radio is not a cult!
ANNA: Whatever you say. But it sounds awfully like a cult to me.
KITTY: What are you going to do about it?
[AS SAM SPEAKS, THE MUSIC TURNS SOFTER, DREAMIER]
SAM: I don’t know. I feel different now. Insignificance is a pretty sort of delusion. Imagine, of all the people in the world, you would be the only one that doesn’t matter? How preposterous. Narcissistic even. You mean so much because you are. I don’t know your name, and I don’t need to. Welcome back to Spirit Box Radio.
[THE SPIRIT BOX RADIO THEME RISES]
RECORDING MACHINE: Spirit Box Radio Season Two is coming 2nd December 2021. Listen to all season one for free wherever you listen to podcasts. Tune in, get spooky.