That excitement turned to agony as his rib was violently cracked and ripped from under his skin to make her. Adam had been chosen to receive a special gift – a companion. But he had no idea what the cost of that gift would be.
He had been warned that the process would be painful, but he never expected it to be this excruciating. As he lay there in agony, he could feel the life being drawn out of him and transferred into her.
When it was over, he looked upon his companion with a mixture of horror and awe. She was beautiful, but he could not help but feel a deep sense of betrayal. He had given up a part of himself to create her and he would never be the same again.
The days that followed were filled with nightmares and guilt. He had been warned of the consequences of his decision, but he had not expected the consequences to be so severe. He had created a monster and he was to blame.
Adam eventually learned to live with his guilt, but he never forgot the pain of that day. He was reminded of it every time he looked at his companion, who was a constant reminder of the cost of his decision.