Dance Across the Light of Day
Item#: 0000
Level2
Containment Class:
keter
Secondary Class:
{$secondary-class}
Disruption Class:
ekhi
Risk Class:
notice

fairy

SCP-XXXX upon classification.

Special Containment Procedures: Images of the Eagle Nebula are to be scanned for appearances of SCP-XXXX. Images should be altered and viewers given Class-A amnestics if SCP-XXXX's anomalous aspects are encountered.

Once a week, a researcher implanted is to communicate with SCP-XXXX.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a 9.5 light years1 high pillar of hydrogen dust located in the Eagle Nebula, 7000 light years away from Earth. Among civilians and astronomical organizations, SCP-XXXX is known as the Fairy of Eagle Nebula, due to its roughly humanoid shape.

Foundation investigation has revealed that SCP-XXXX is capable of movement, "walking" across the Eagle Nebula. SCP-XXXX tends to linger around the Pillars of the Creation, lclimbing and walking across them as if the gas was solid. Occasionally SCP-XXXX will appear to enact a series of movements involving intricate spins and leaping. The purpose of these movements are unknown. (see interview #2)

SCP-XXXX is capable of telepathic communication with any personnel observing it. Gazing in the approximate direction of SCP-XXXX with the naked eye appears to not fulfiill the requirements, actual observation of its structure is needed.

SCP-XXXX's anomalous effects had been known to the Foundation since the first photographs of the Eagle Nebula had been taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Foundation embedded agents raised an alert about possible anomalous astrological activity, and the offending photographs were destroyed and/or faked.

Discovery of SCP-XXXX's sapience took place in 2009/01/25, when an experiment was taking place at the Keck Observatory in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, when SCP-XXXX unexpectedly began speaking to the researcher conducting the test.

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX

Interviewer: Dr Hartle

Foreword: Responses from SCP-XXXX were said out loud by Dr Hartle, and then transcribed as SCP-XXXX.

<Begin Log, [optional time info]>

Interviewer: Alirght, take 2, I'll try and-

SCP-XXXX: Hello!
Hartle: What the fuck? Who was that?
SCP-XXXX: Hi! My name's Eagle.
Hartle: Uh, one moment. I'll be right back.
SCP-XXXX: Okay!
Discussion is paused briefly to bring transcription equipment.
Hartle: Sorry about that. Uh… I'm Lucia Reinette-Hartle. Nice to meet you.
SCP-XXXX: Hi Lucia Reinette-Hartle, I'm Eagle!
Hartle: So just to be clear, you are the entity in the Eagle Nebula?
SCP-XXXX: Yes! Who are you?!
Hartle briefly consults with Foundation staff over interview procedure.

Hartle: I'm part of the SCP Foundation. We protect the world against- actually, are you aware of us? Do you know what Earth is?
SCP-XXXX: Yes! You're the shiny blue circle around the star! You used to have dinosaurs!
Hartle: That's correct. Are you capable of seeing us from your position?
SCP-XXXX: Yes! You're sitting at a desk in a white coat!
Hartle: Interesting. Er, are you capable of speaking at a quieter volume?
SCP-XXXX: Yes!2
Hartle: ….Alright. I'm going to have to go for a while, I have some things to do. In the meantime, can you not speak to anyone else?
SCP-XXXX: Why? I like talking to people.
Hartle: Well, you might scare people. Not everyone knows about you. They think you're just a, hmm, pretty column of space stuff. It might frigten people.
Hartle reports a silence.
Hartle: Eagle, are you there? I can make sure you have people to talk to, just don't talk to anyone else except over here, okay?
SCP-XXXX: Promise?
Hartle: I promise.

SCP-XXXX: Well… okay then.
Hartle: Thank you. I'll talk to you soon, okay? Bye.

<End Log>

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX

Interviewer: Doctor Eisner

Foreword: The follow up interview took place a week after classification as a sapient being, and a team was placed at the observatory for observation of SCP-XXXX.

<Begin Log, [optional time info]>

Eisner: Good morning SCP-XXXX, how are you?

SCP-XXXX: Hi! What's morning?

Eisner: Well we only have one star near our planet, and we dont see it all the time. So we sleep during the part where we cant see it, and do things when we can see it.

SCP-XXXX: Ooooh. What's SCP-XXXX? My name's Eagle.

Eisner is reminded to use SCP-XXXX's preferred name to induce cooperation.

Eisner: It's nothing, sorry. How are you, Eagle?

SCP-XXXX: Good! I made a star!

Eisner: Oh. That's very interesting, Eagle. Do you make a lot of stars?

SCP-XXXX: Yeah! It's fun.

Eisner: How exactly do you make the stars?

SCP-XXXX: Oh, I form a dense concentration of gas until it collapses under its own gravity and becomes a star! It usually takes a really long time, but I like making it go faster!

Eisner: I… see. That's very impressive. What else can you do?

SCP-XXXX: I like dancing. It's fun!

Eisner: It is very fun. Did someone teach you how to dance, or did you learn it yourself?

SCP-XXXX: What?

Eisner: Never mind. Is there anything else you like to do?

SCP-XXXX: I like watching things. I like seeing how the swirly things where all the stars get made.

Eisner: That must be very interesting. How far can you see? Can you see any other places where they have things like us or other animals?

SCP-XXXX: Nope! There's a lot of rocks like earth. But I can't see anything like you guys.

Eisner: When you say that, do you mean-

SCP-XXXX: I'm bored. Let's talk about something else!

Eisner: Alright, what would you like to talk about?

[Irrelevant content redacted]

Closing Statement: Eisner and SCP-XXXX continued talking for a further 20 minutes about facets of astronomy and dancing. A full transcript is available upon request.

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX

Interviewer: Lucia Reinette Hartle

<Begin Log>

Hartle: Hello, Eagle-

SCP-XXXX: Hi Lucia Reinette Hartle!
Hartle: It's just- Never mind. How are you this morning?
SCP-XXXX: Good! How are you?! What did you wanna talk about?!
Hartle: I wanted to ask you about your origins. Do you remember how you were created or born?
SCP-XXXX: Nope!
Hartle: Okay, what's the first things you remember seeing or experiencing?
SCP-XXXX remains silent.
Hartle: Eagle, is everything alright?
SCP-XXXX: It was cold. I couldn't see anything else. Just me. Then I started making stars, so it would be less cold and dark around me.
Then there was light. All these pretty spirals making it pretty and not dark. There were more stars, and rocks and dust, but there wasn't anyone else.
Hartle: That must've been very lonely. Did you ever find someone to talk to?
SCP-XXXX: I looked very very far, but I couldn't find anyone. Just the dinosaurs. And then they went away, and then there was a lot of dust and I couldn't find anyone. I had to wait a very long time to find people to talk to.

First there were those people like me in the forests, but then they went away and there were those funny little hairy people, and then there were people like you, Lucia Reinette-hartle.

<End Log, [optional time info]>

Closing Statement: [Small summary and passage on what transpired afterward]

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