"Velvet darkness. Silken light. The rough burlap of evening. The frayed cotton of daybreak. Welcome to Night Vale."Cecil is accidentally put up for auction, and tries to get to the auction house before someone else buys him. He fails.
Tropes present in The Auction include:
- And I Must Scream: Cecil's description of your consciousness surviving after death.
"Today's proverb: Listen. Iím not a hero. The real heroes are the people that point out to us when protesters have smartphones, thus invalidating all concerns."