It lost its box. It needs someone new to hide in now.
About this creation
One of my entries to Mike Doyle's "Beautiful Lego 2: DARK" contest. The category I'm entering this in, is DARK MYTHOS. Backup image.
Imagine: you find a mysterious box. It looks old, and the woodwork is simply stunning. Of course, you want to open it, because human curiosity simply cannot be contained. To your surprise, it's not locked. It pops open, and you immediately get a tingling sensation in your throat. The box itself, though, seems empty.
Days pass, and it seems you're developing a nasty cough. You regularly have full-out coughing fits; is that blood on your hand, or are you imagining things? Weeks later, your mother finds you, on your bed. Seemingly asleep. She comes closer to wake you, but is startled as she experiences a tingling sensation in her throat...
Just remember: sore throats don't always have a medical explanation.