*Gained 270 Calories.\n*Gained 1 Vitamin.\n\nYou look at the Leather vest you found. You remember the cap. You don't have the stomach to investigate this. Throw it under the bed with the cap.\n\n[[Rest now.|NightmareNeutral]]
You beat your first monster.\n\nBut you expended a lot of energy. You need to eat, then rest.\n\nYou notice there is a basket sitting on your bed. Was it there before? Doesn't matter. The basket is filled with food, and you see a slick black object beneath a pile of candy bars. You can't really see what it is, and you're too hungry to care at this point.\n\nDecide what you will eat, already.\n\nEat the [[apple.|Apple]]\nEat the [[candy bar|Candy Bar]]\nEat [[nothing.|Nothing]]\n\n
You raise your hands, murmuring incantations under your breath, hoping against hope that what you saw in the movies was real.\n\nNews flash: movies lie.\n\nTeeth, long and jagged bite into your calf, severing muscles, tendons, and powerful jaws chew capillaries and veins.\n\nToo bad magic isn't real, hey?\n\n*GAME OVER.\n\n*[[Use Extra Life to Try Again?|Should Have Used A Sword]]
The introduction is over. Now you must play as the Hero in the trap you devised for yourself.\n\nTake [[this|ThisSword]]: it is dangerous to go alone.\n
Oh la la, white magic. Resurrection and cure spells is your speciality. You liking saving people, yeah? Every team needs a good cure potion. (A strong healer can make or break a team, admittedly.) But you're on your own. What will you do against monsters?\n\nGuess we'll find that out soon.\n\nSo, you need to train.\n\nGet ready for your [[first magical battle!]]
Calories: You stopped counting, because what does it matter?\nXP: not good enough, after all.\n\n*GAME OVER.
Of course you don't bother. You never take your gaze away from the mirror.\n\nYou don't even really recognize yourself anymore. Is that blood on your face?\n\nYou used to wash your face daily, make a big deal out of which facial cleanser to buy. You eventually settled on the one called morning burst, or something, with bright orange packaging and smiling, happy women washing their faces with their friends in a brightly lit sink.\n\nYou think you hear another monster coming.\n\n[[Good, let the monster come.|EndingGood]]\n\n
Inch backwards until your calves collide with the bed frame. That is the most room you can put between you and whatever is hulking towards you, their steps shaking the very ground.\n\nRaise your eyelash curler like a shield, your forearm held in front of you.\n\nOkay, you can do this, you're strong, that apple made you feel a bit less weak, [[you think you can survive --|Monsters Are Real2]]\n
You get up off the tiny bed, wondering why it's so cold your feet feel like they are being cut as they scrape along the dirt on the hardwood.\n\nThere's a little bit of light now (how much time has passed?) you can use to investigate the door.\n\nThe door's white or off-white. Maybe it's covered in an impenetrable layer of dust, one that you could spell words onto with your finger.\n\n[[What do you want to spell?|WritingNeutral]]
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Scissors, huh?\n\nToo bad they're the child safety kind, with a bright red plastic coating around the handle (to prevent blisters on your fingers) and a rounded end that wouldn't even hurt a fly. Especially if the fly was a giant, anthromorphized fly out to get revenge for all the times you swatted its kin.\n\nBetter pick again.\n\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]
You can't even stand to look at yourself anymore. Red blotches, dark circles, eyes dull. You remember how you used to feel. No, not remember, because you can't feel it anymore. You know you used to feel differently, just as sure as you know you were born, even if you don't remember the moment itself.\n\nYou used to wash your face daily, make a big deal out of which facial cleanser to buy. You eventually settled on the one called morning burst, or something, with bright orange packaging and smiling, happy women washing their faces with their friends in a brightly lit sink.\n\nBut you are [[alone.|No lightswitchBad]]
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, [[who's your nemesis from amongst them all?|TheMirror]]
You get a call back fairly fast. Your heart leaps and you toss your eyelash curler down so you can grab your Blackberry.\n\n"Hello. Oh, hi, thanks for calling back --"\n\nYou hear the sound of wind, or jeans ruffling against the mouthpiece. It's a pocketdial. You hear voices. Definitely his. He's happy. You hear his laugh, and you actually smile. You fucking smile.\n\nThen you hear her giggle.\n\nYou hang up.\n\n[[What are you going to do?|NeutralEnding1]]
*15 EXP\n\nMAIN QUEST MISSION:\n-You never even figured out what kind of key you needed.\n-There was no lock to even unlock.\n\n[[SIDE MISSION 1|SM1ENDNEUTRAL]]\n[[SIDE MISSION 2|SM2ENDNEUTRAL]]\n\nINVENTORY:\nEyelash curler\n15 COINS\n\n[[Back to Adventure|always.]]
Why did you let yourself hope for that one second?\nYou know hope is vain and useless.\n\nDid you expect there to be someone out there? No one is coming to save you.\n\nNo even knows where you live.\n\nExcept, of course...\n\nYou think you hear another monster coming.\n\n[[Good, let the monster come.|EndingGood]]
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Shows a lot of how you think of yourself.\n\nBetter hope you can live up to all that pressure.\n\nWhat's your weapon?\n\n[[Magic|Magic]]\n\n[[Sword|Weapon]]
A wild monster appears!\n\nExcept, you think a wild monster appears. You feel it before you see it -- hot, disgusting breath that is rancid and makes your skin feel as if it is breaking out in boils and hives. Every time it breaths, your skin crawls and you scratch at your arms, digging deep with your bit nails as you try to scratch away the gross itch. But it's beneath your skin, crawling through your muscles and veins like a cockroach.\n\nYou already know you can't run away. By now, you've figured out that there is nowhere to go.\n\n[[Attack|Attack3Bad]]
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SIDE MISSION 2:\n-Discover who put you in this room.\nSPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Mirror, eyelash curler, and eye drops.\n\nNB:\nFine you were close enough, I'll give you some answers. Pay close attention, there's not much time:\n\nNo one locked you in this room.\nYou were free to leave the whole time.\nThere was no lock, remember?\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|MissionLogGoodEnd]]
*Gain 0 Calories.\n*Gain 0 Vitamins.\n\nYou look at the Leather vest you found. You remember the cap. You don't have the stomach to investigate this. Throw it under the bed with the cap.\n\nThis night you don't even bother trying to sleep, since you know you won't be able to. \n\nThat last fight took a lot out of you. You stare wide-eyed at the ceiling. Can you survive another one?\n\n[[Tap your legs, fidgeting while lying on the bed.|NightmareBad]]
Screwdriver, good choice.\n\nExcept it's a mini screwdriver, and you can't even hold it properly (besides, you'd have to be super closer to the enemy to be able to do anything of worth with it, anyhow).\n\nBetter pick again.\n\n[[Scissors|Scissors2]]\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]\n
SIDE MISSION 2:\n-Discover why you are locked in this room.\n-Who put you here? \nSPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Mirror, eyelash curler, and eye drops.\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|Mission LogNeutral]]
You don't see yourself. You see everything you are not.\n\nYou see everybody else you've ever been [[compared to.]]\n\n"Why aren't you better at math?"\n"You're hair is so straight, it'd look better curly..."\n"Video games are a waste of your time. You'd make more of a difference writing novels..."\n\nIt's nothing, and you know it's nothing. Actually, sometimes you know it's nothing. Most of the time you know they're right.\n\nInsufficient, [[always.]]\n\n
Good morning!\n\nA thin streak of light peeks through thick curtains. It's not enough to light the whole room, but you can see a little bit.\n\nThere's the bed you slept on. Plain, creaky, and not very comfortable. There's the basket, filled with apples and candy bars.\n\nThere's a [[mirror|Mirror]]. \n\nAnd of course, there's a [[door.|Door]]\n
There Are Monsters Under Your Bed
Screwdriver, good choice.\n\nExcept it's a mini screwdriver, and you can't even hold it properly (besides, you'd have to be super close to the enemy to be able to do anything of worth with it, anyhow).\n\nBetter pick again.\n\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]
The door creaks and eventually shatters, wood splintering like it was hit by lightning. You hear countless monsters swarming behind you. You smell them, and you feel the air thicken. It'd be suffocating, if it didn't feel so freeing.\n\nThey snarl and you feel the ground shake under their footsteps. You don't even have enough energy to think about fighting them off.\n\nYou drop your eyelash curler. You curl back into bed.\n\nThe monsters lunge and sigh, your chest finally feeling unburdened.\n\n[[Final Score|Final ScoreGood]]
Magic, huh?\n\nOkay.\n\nEveryone likes mages, and every team needs one.\n\nWhat kind of magic do you practice?\n\n[[Black Magic]]\n[[White Magic|White Magic]]\n[[Summoner|Summoner]]\n
You are locked in the small room. You cannot get out.\n\nThat, of course, does not mean others cannot get in.\n\nThe lights are out.\n\nYou hear a noise. Far left corner.\n\n[[Attack|Attack]]
A wild monster appears!\n\nExcept, you think a wild monster appears. You feel it before you see it -- hot, disgusting breath that is rancid and makes your skin feel as if it is breaking out in boils and hives. Every time it breaths, your skin crawls and you scratch at your arms, digging deep with your bit nails as you try to scratch away the gross itch. But it's beneath your skin, crawling through your muscles and veins like a cockroach.\n\nYou already know you can't run away. By now, you've figured out that there is nowhere to go.\n\n[[Defend|Defend2]]\n[[Attack|Attack2]]\n\n
You beat your second monster.\n\nBut you expended a lot of energy. You need to eat, then rest.\n\nEat the [[apple.|Apple2Neutral]]\nEat the [[candy bar.|Candy Bar2]]\nEat [[nothing.|Nothing2]]\n\n
You raise your arms, but you're not Wonder Woman and your forearms aren't bulletproof.\n\nAnd they're definitely not teeth proof.\n\nTeeth, long and jagged bite into your calf, severing muscles, tendons, while powerful jaws chew capillaries and veins\n\nToo bad magic, isn't real, hey?\n\n*GAME OVER\n\n*[[Use Extra Life to Try Again?|Should Have Used A Sword]]
You finally get up. Your eyes have that swollen puffiness to them that makes even just turning your gaze feel like you've benchpressed 300lbs.\n\nYou hear things at the door.\n\nYou stare at the door. If you opened it, maybe you'd just let everything that's waiting out there for you in. Those snarls.\n\nBarks.\n\nWhimpers.\n\nIt'd be that easy.\n\nJust [[open the door.|NeutralEnding3]]\n\n
Wrong, again. Not monster. Monsters. Plural.\n\nIs all hope lost? Check your [[Mission Log.|MissionLogGoodEnd]]\n\nThey are clawing at the door, at the window, scratching at the floor, whimpering and moaning, begging to be let in. You know they will get in, and what's worse is that you know you don't have it in you to fight anymore.\n\nThe door was opened the whole time. All you had to do was just get up and open it.\n\n[[That's all.|GoodMonsters]]\n\n
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You beat your second monster.\n\nBut you expended a lot of energy. You need to eat, then rest.\n\nEat the [[apple.|Apple2]]\nEat the [[candy bar.|Candy Bar2]]\nEat [[nothing.|Nothing2]]\n\n
You fall to the ground, thinking you can make yourself small and sidestep the monster before it can grab you.\n\nYou are not fast enough. Hands, covered in a thick, coarse hair that scratches and cuts your skin, digging thick red wounds into your skin as impossibly strong fingers circle around your neck.\n\nYou're not strong enough to fight back.\n\nBesides, without a lock, there was no hope of escape, anyways, right?\n\n*GAME OVER\n\n*[[Use Extra Life To Try Again?|DefendAttackGood]]
SIDE MISSION 1:\n-Discover what the monster you killed earlier was.\n -Look for signs of blood.\n -Find living specimen.\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|Mission Log]]
[[The Hero|TheHero]]
Screwdriver, good choice.\n\nExcept it's a mini screwdriver, and you can't even hold it properly (besides, you'd have to be super close to the enemy to be able to do anything of worth with it, anyhow).\n\nBetter pick again.\n\n[[Scissors|ScissorsMagic2]]\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]
There aren't any swords here, get real. Just another one of your self-indulgent delusions of grandeur. Better cut that out. It's too early to be the Best In All The Land yet.\n\nLook around this tiny room. There has to be something. What's handy?\n\n[[Scissors|ScissorsMagic]]\n[[Screwdriver|ScrewdriverMagic]]\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]
You are locked in this small room. You cannot get out.\n\nThat, of course, does not mean others cannot get in.\n\nThe lights are out.\n\nYou hear a noise. Far left corner.\n\n[[Run Away|Run Away]]\n[[Defend|Defend]]\n[[Attack|Attack]]\n\n
So you won those two battles, but that was all due to luck.\n\nYou know that right?\n\nYou look back in the [[mirror.|MirrorNeutral2]]\n\n
So you want to be a villain, huh? Take over the world, crush your enemies, all that jazz?\n\nAre you sure?\n\n[[Yes|YesVillain]]\n[[No|NoVillain]]
The mirror cracks then shatters as you smile into it, as if your smile is a hand crashing through its reflective surface.\n\nYou laugh a little. The pain feels good, blood drizzles over your knuckles, and you wonder if you,too, will just disappear like the bodies of the [[other monsters.|Other Monsters]]\n\n\n
Lex Luthor style, I like it. Revenge is always sweeter than turning the other cheek. (Whoever said the best revenge is living well clearly doesn't understand the power behind making the one who hurt you pay by crushing their spirit and then crushing them.)\n\n[[What's your plan?|EvilPlan1]]
You don't even really recognize yourself anymore. Is that blood on your face?\n\nYou used to wash your face daily, make a big deal out of which facial cleanser to buy. You eventually settled on the one called morning burst, or something, with bright orange packaging and smiling, happy women washing their faces with their friends in a brightly lit sink.\n\nBut you are alone.\n\n[[There is no face outside, even.|Open The Curtains]]
Trap your arch-nemesis in a room. Make them fight horrible, ugly, disgusting monsters. They'll never be able to escape and will eventually succumb to the soul-crushing realization that there is no escape, there is no help coming, and their salvation lies only in their ineffectual hands.\n\nUnless, that is, [[they're|MirrorMirror]] smarter than you.
You've always been a fan of the "pull the moon off its orbit and destroy the natural order of things on earth" scheme. It's a classic, and you're a fan of the classics.\n\nOf course, a hero will rise up and try to stop you. So you'll have to devise a plan to stop them from defeating you.\n\nNow you need a [[plan|EvilPlan1]] to stop your newfound arch-nemesis from spoiling your fun sexy evil plans.
So, you need a key. Great, but what kind?\n\nDon't just follow what you think is "normal." Will it be a giant gold guilded key, or a passcard?\n\nUse your brain.\n\n[[What kind of key are you looking for?|Door2]]
You dig your finger into the dirt. It's a parody, you realize, as you read your own words and realize there is [[nobody else|Nobody ElseNeutral]] to read them. \n\nYou wipe them away.\n\nThat was foolish, anyways.\n\n[[Investigate the lock|LockNeutral]]\n\n<<stopbgm 5FDfrNcqEx8 0>>
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That's where they went, you realize.\n\nBack under your bed.\n\nThat's where they come from, of course.\n\nCheck your [[Mission Log|MissionLogFinalBad]], please.\n\n[[How does it all end?|EndBad]]
*5 EXP\n\nMAIN QUEST MISSION:\n-Find a key.\n-Unlock door.\n-Freedom.\n\n[[SIDE MISSION 1|Side Mission1Neutral]]\n[[SIDE MISSION 2|Side Mission 2 Neutral]] \n\nINVENTORY: \nEyelash curler\n5 EXP.\n\n[[Back to Adventure|DoorNeutral]]
You raise your eyelash curler, and with your eyes closed tight against the darkness, you charge, same as before, hoping that whatever special power is in your eyelash curler still exists.\n\nWith a scream, the monster dissolves. You can't see, but you can feel its presence fade, like an air freshener fighting away toxic smells.\n\n\n*Gain 10 XP.\n*Collect 10 Coins.\n*A Leather vest was found!\n\n[[Ready to figure out what that whole missing lock business is about?|Second Battle SuccessNeutral]]
You awaken with a start. There was a noise from the corner of the room. Maybe not even in the corner. A noise you thought you heard. You are covered in sweat. You are eratic. You look around the pitch black, seeing darker shades of shadows moving, like currents of water slipping past each other in the ocean.\n\nYou should know this room. It [[used to be familiar to you.|FamiliarGood]] No, was that a different room?\n\nYou want to run and flick on the light, but of course there isn't a [[lightswitch.|No LightswitchGood]]\n\n\n\n
"Look. [[I'm...]]"
You don't have a lot of energy from eating nothing and staying up all night pacing. You raise your arms to shield your face, covering your eyes from something you know you don't want to see.\n\nYou want to [[plead|plead]] with it to go away, but you can't.\nYou hear it come closer to you, and for the first time in a long time, [[you feel--|Monsters Are Real2Bad]]
You stare in the mirror, and for the first time, see yourself. There isn't any light coming in from the window, though, so you're not sure if you can trust yourself.\n\nYour eyes, wide, dark. There are black circles, making your white eyes seem too big, too perfect of circles. Your cheeks are sunken, the flesh that used to be there is gone. Sallow, mocked with cuts and bruises from your battles.\n\n[[You smile, a skeleton.|EndingBad]]\n\n<<singlebgm wffIdh0CZWs 0>>
You fall to the ground, thinking you can make yourself small and sidestep the monster before it can grab you.\n\nYou are not fast enough. Hands, covered in a thick, coarse hair that scratches and cuts your skin, digging thick red wounds into your skin as impossibly strong fingers circle around your neck.\n\nYou're not strong enough to fight back.\n\nBesides, without a lock, there was no hope of escape, anyways, right?\n\n*GAME OVER\n\n*[[Use Extra Life to Attack the Monster|Attack2Bad]]
Congrats on your acquisition of:\n*EYELASH CURLER\n\nSo let's get this story started.\n\nHow do these things normally go?\n\nOh right. You need to train.\n\nGet ready for your [[first battle.|First Battle]]
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Do you really, though?\n\n[[Get back to the fight|Defend2Bad]]
Change of heart, hey?\n\nThat's okay, you weren't cut out to be a villain anyways.\n\nSo you're a hero.\n\nPick your weapon.\n\n[[Magic|Magic]]\n\n[[Sword|Weapon]]
You turn around. Run on the spot if it makes you feel better (even though there's nowhere you can really go, this room is the size of a small square and the monster sounds bigger than the whole room is -- if that's even possible).\n\nYou cannot run away.\n\nYou hear the monster walk towards you. You swear the ground trembles.\n\n[[Attack|Attack]]\n[[Defend|Defend]]\n
You know what you have to do now, right?\n\nYou don't?\n\nOh, right, I didn't introduce the \n*MISSION LOG\n\nCheck [[Mission Log.|Mission Log]] It's fine, I'll wait.\n\nFirst things first.\n\n[[Find a key.|Find A Key]]
You look at the mirror. Your [[face,|FaceNeutral]] you don't even recognize it, do you?\n\nThere is blood at the roots of your hair. Clumps are missing. Stress will do that to you, you know.\n\n[[What are you stressed about?]]
*15 EXP\n\nMAIN QUEST MISSION.\n-There is no lock.\n-There is no key.\n\n[[SIDE MISSION 1|SML1BAD]]\n[[SIDE MISSION 2|SML2BAD]]\n\nINVENTORY:\nEyelash curler\n15 COINS\n\n[[Back to Adventure.|Other Monsters]]
Scissors, huh?\n\nToo bad they're the child safety kind, with a bright red plastic coating around the handle (to prevent blisters on your fingers) and a rounded end that wouldn't even hurt a fly. Especially if the fly was a giant, anthromorphized fly out to get revenge for all the times you swatted its kin.\n\nBetter pick again.\n\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]
By this time, you haven't gotten up off the bed. You've laid there, unmoving and uncaring. You tried, right? At least you have that. You fought, but now you're just tired. Abandoned by even the monsters under your bed. \n\nThe eyelash curler is somewhere, forgotten. Maybe with the Leather cap and vest, those forgotten vestiges of how far you were willing to go. The Blackberry ran out of battery sometime, and it is now laying in the basket with the remaining uneaten apples and candy bars. Some inventory, hey?\n\n[[What are you going to do?|NeutralEnding1]]
You know what you have to do now, right?\n\nYou don't?\n\nOh, right, I didn't introduce the \n*MISSION LOG\n\nCheck [[Mission Log.|Mission LogBad]] It's fine, I'll wait.\n\nSo, first things first.\n\n[[Find a key.|Find A KeyBad]]
*Gain 0 Calories.\n*Gain 0 Vitamins.\n\nYou remember the Leather Cap you found by beating the first monster. You investigate it, and realize it's coated in blood, with tiny hairs embedded into the skin. Your stomach turns, but you ate nothing so there is nothing to throw up. You throw the Leather Cap under your bed. \n\nYou can try and rest, but you can't stop pacing the tiny room, wondering where the body of the faceless monster you defeated earlier went to.\n\n[[Next Morning.|Next MorningBad]]
CHARACTER BACKSTORY\n7 MONTHS AGO\n\nIn a room, not at all similar to this one. Black curtains instead of white. No, that isn't quite right. They were black, but they were towels, not curtains, thumbtacked to the frame, preventing any light from penetrating in and resulting in many mornings spent oversleeping.\n\nYou thought you were safe in that darkness. You thought "I love you" meant "You are safe."\n\nYou remember: the feel of your heart thumping fast in your chest, so fast you thought you would suffocate or explode from the pain of the thump thump thump thump, like footsteps thudding up stairs, an impending doom in faux leather soles.\n\nBut that's not the memory you need to confront.\n\n[[You are not ready yet.|Help Me]]
This is like every other game you've played before. It's simple: you are trapped in a room and you must fight monsters to escape.\n\nHere are the rules:\n\n1) You start with 3 Extra Lives and 0 Experience.\n2) This story is told by yourself.\n3) Keep your eyes open.\n4) Turn off the lights.\n5) Turn on the sound. \n\nEasy, right?\n\nSo, [[what are you?|Who Are You]]\n\n\nTW: Depression, suicidal ideation, violence and self-harm
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So, you need a key. Great, but what kind?\n\nDon't just follow what you think is "normal." Will it be a giant gold guilded key, or a passcard?\n\nUse your brain.\n\n[[What kind of key are you looking for?|Door2Bad]]
*Gain 5 Calories.\n*Gain 10 Vitamins.\n\nYou look at the Leather vest you found. You remember the cap. You don't have the stomach to investigate this. Throw it under the bed with the cap.\n\nNow you can [[rest.|NightmareNeutral]]
You hate your self-pity.\n\nWell, that's another reason to hate yourself, right? Can't even accept what's good.\n\nYou stare in the mirror. You hear sounds outside the door, snarls and growls, and a slow grating sound like claws ripping through wood.\n\nCheck your [[Mission Log|MissionLogNeutralEnding]] before you making any regrettable decisons.\n\nDo you want to ask for [[help?|AskForHelp]]\n\n
So, you need a key. Great, but what kind?\n\nDon't just follow what you think is "normal." Will it be a giant gold guilded key, or a passcard?\n\nUse your brain.\n\n[[What kind of key are you looking for?|Door2Neutral]]
SIDE MISSION 1:\n-Discover what the monster you killed earlier was. \n-Look for blood. \n-Find living specimen. \n\nNB: You failed.\n\n[[MAIN MISSION.|MissionLogNeutralEnding]]
SIDE MISSION 1:\n-Discover what the monster you killed earlier was.\n-Look for signs of blood.\n-Find living specimen.\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|Mission LogNeutral]]
You raise your eyelash curler, deciding to charge head first into this.\n\nYou've got moxxy, kid, I like that.\n\nYou swing your eyelash curler, and something screams. Whimpers, low and guttural, like a child just learning how to use its voice, but unsure of the appropriate sounds to make and appropriate position of its tongue to use.\n\nYou can't see it. But you can smell it.\n\n*Gain 5 XP.\n*Collect 5 Coins.\n*A Leather Cap was found!\n\n[[Ready to move on?|Second Battle]]
[[HELP ME|Help MeBad]]
You awaken with a start. There was a noise from the corner of the room. Maybe not even in the corner. A noise you thought you heard. You are covered in sweat. You are eratic. You look around the pitch black, seeing darker shades of shadows moving, like currents of water slipping past each other in the ocean.\n\nYou want to run and flick on the light, but of course there isn't a lightswitch.\n\nOh god, oh fuck, what the hell, anything could be right beside you and you wouldn't know until it was too late, and of course you can't scream, remember, but what do you do, you think you feel a hand brush your skin and you could cry if there was enough feelings left in you to even do that.\n\nYou see the mirror, somehow reflecting back nothingness when you look at it.\n\nOf course, you can't help it. What goes through your head is [[this|BMaryNeutral1]]:\n\n
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You only really shower when you want to cry. Melodramatic sure, but boiling water hurts and you think of the blisters your skin will grow. Then you think of popping those blisters, puss seeping onto your face, congealing with dirt and sweat and whatever else you've gotten on yourself.\n\nSometimes you can't even cry, and just yawn instead. The yawn feels good. At least it feels [[honest.|Of course.]]
A wild monster appears!\n\nExcept, you think a wild monster appears. You feel it before you see it -- hot, disgusting breath that is rancid and makes your skin feel as if it is breaking out in boils and hives. Every time it breaths, your skin crawls and you scratch at your arms, digging deep with your bit nails as you try to scratch away the gross itch. But it's beneath your skin, crawling through your muscles and veins like a cockroach.\n\nYou already know you can't run away. By now, you've figured out that there is nowhere to go.\n\n[[Attack|Attack3Neutral]]
You fall to the ground, thinking you can make yourself small and sidestep the monster before it can grab you.\n\nYou are not fast enough. Hands, covered in a thick, coarse hair that scratches and cuts your skin, digging thick red wounds into your skin as impossibly strong fingers circle around your neck.\n\nYou're not strong enough to fight back.\n\nBesides, without a lock, there was no hope of escape, anyways, right?\n\n*GAME OVER\n\n*[[Use Extra Life To Try Again?|DefendAttackNeutral]]
Kaitlin Tremblay
SIDE MISSION 2:\n-Discover why you are locked in this room.\n -Who put you here? \n SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Mirror, eyelash curler, and eye drops.\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|Mission Log]]
What's the best way of fighting monsters? Making other creatures fight for you! You love summoning fantastic beasts, spirits, demons, and deities to get their claws dirty while stand back safely in the second row.\n\nI'm not judging, it's a good method. It's why most villains have henchmen. Let's see how you'll do in battle, though.\n\nYou need to train.\n\nGet ready for your [[first magical battle!]]
"I need to talk, okay? [[I need help]]."
What, you thought I was giving you a real sword? Get real, there's no swords around here.\n\nWhat do you want?\n\n[[Scissors|Scissors]]\n[[Screwdriver|Screwdriver]]\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]
SIDE MISSION 1:\n-Discover what the monster you killed earlier was. \n-Look for blood. \n-Find living specimen. \n\nNB: \nOkay, I'll give you one hint, but think REALLY HARD: why were there no bodies, but there's blood on your face?\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|MissionLogGoodEnd]]
Shifting your feet, you slide to the back row, hoping to put a few more inches between you and whatever faces you in the dark.\n\nRaise your eyelash curler like a shield, your forearm held in front of you.\n\n(One, two, three, you're not real, you're not real, monsters aren't real, monsters aren't real, [[monsters aren't --|Monsters Are Real]]
Right. A hero.\n\nFine.\n\nWhat's your weapon?\n\n[[Sword|Weapon Magic]]
The mirror's surface is dusty, coated in grime. You think you see your reflection, but it's slightly off. The eyes are too dark. The skin is sallow and ripped, open wounds on the cheeks revealing rotted teeth.\n\nYou think. You're no longer sure if you can trust yourself. After all, you think you fought a monster last night, but you can't find the body anymore. Was it real?\n\n[[Keep looking around.|Next Morning]]\n\n
There Are [[Monsters|Beginning]] Under Your Bed
Good morning.\n\nA thin streak of light peeks through thick curtains. It's not enough to light the whole room, but you can see a little bit.\n\nThere's the bed you slept on. Plain, creaky, and not very comfortable. There's the basket, filled with apples and candy bars.\n\nThere's a [[mirror|MirrorNeutral]].\n\nAnd of course, there's a [[door.|DoorNeutral]]\n\n
"Hey, um...it's [[me.]]"
The mirror's surface is dusty, coated in grime. You think you see your reflection, but it's slightly off. The eyes are too dark. The skin is sallow and ripped, open wounds on the cheeks revealing rotted teeth.\n\nYou think. You're no longer sure if you can trust yourself. After all, you think you fought a monster last night, but you can't find the body anymore. Was it real?\n\n[[Keep looking around.|Next MorningBad]]\n\n\n
CHARACTER BACKSTORY.\n5 YEAR AGO.\n\nYou're lying in the bath, the water scalding, your skin visibly red. You hide in here a lot. You do this a lot.\n\nThis time is different. Your nails are long (for the most part). Some are ragged, uneven and sharp from biting at them.\n\nYou start by tracing a sort of dilapitated heart around your stomach. You start between your breasts, a fine point, then expand out around your belly button, tracing where your stomach swells. It's soothing, but it's not enough.\n\nYou press harder, the jagged part of your nail biting the skin, ripping it gently. You pull it along your skin, like you're unzipping a jacket or tearing a hole in pantyhose.\n\nYou don't know how long you do this for. It feels good, though.\n\nEventually the water runs cool, and you start to shiver. You wrap yourself in a white towel, patches of red blooming through the white cotton like tie-dye.\n\n[[Back to adventure.|Of course.]]
*Gained 270 Calories.\n*Gained 1 Vitamin.\n\nYou remember the Leather Cap you found by beating the first monster. You investigate it, and realize it's coated in blood, with tiny hairs embedded into the skin. Your stomach turns with the candy bar, and you throw the Leather Cap under your bed. It's too late: you run to the corner and throw up. The sweet chocolate is hot and it burns your throat as it comes back up. It smells, sickly sweet, and you are covered in a thin layer of sweat from the effort.\n\nRest now. Curl into the bed, shivering under the thin blanket.\n\n[[Next Morning.|Next MorningNeutral]]
Black Magic, huh? Are you sure you're not a villain? Playing with the dark arts and spells that will leave your enemies irreparably damaged? Whatever floats your boat, you hero you.\n\nNow, you need to train.\n\nGet ready for your [[first magical battle!]]
SIDE MISSION 2:\n-There is no second side mission.\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|MissionLogFinalBad]]
You get up off the tiny bed, wondering why it's so cold your feet feel like they are being cut as they scrape along the dirt on the hardwood.\n\nThere's a little bit of light now (how much time has passed?) you can use to investigate the door.\n\nThe door's white or off-white. Maybe it's covered in an impenetrable layer of dust, one that you could spell words onto with your finger.\n\n[[What do you want to spell?|WritingBad]]
Your skin is greasy, covered in a thick film that you think is sweat, but you're not entirely sure at this point.\n\nYou used to wash your face daily, make a big deal out of which facial cleanser to buy. You eventually settled on the one called morning burst, or something, with bright orange packaging and smiling, happy women washing their faces with their friends in a brightly lit sink.\n\nBut you are [[alone.|Bloody MaryNeutral]]
You're not strong enough to go out there alone, yet. Remember how empty your XP meter is?\n\nYou need a [[weapon.|Weapon]]
You're catching onto how things work here pretty fast.\n\nGood, you'll need that kind of savvy in these parts.\n\n[[Now, you're ready to begin!|Getting Ready]]
You dig your finger into the dirt. It's a parody, you realize, as you read your own words and realize there is [[nobody else|Nobody Else]] to read them. \n\nYou wipe them away.\n\nThat was foolish, anyways.\n\n[[Investigate the lock|Lock]]\n\n
Nothing like a good ol' world annihilation scheme to show everyone just how evil you are.\n\n[[So, what's your plan?|EvilPlan2]]
You dig your finger into the dirt to write. It's a parody, you realize, as you read your own words and realize there is [[nobody else|Nobody ElseBad]] to read them. \n\nYou wipe them away.\n\nThat was foolish, anyways.\n\n[[Investigate the lock|LockBad]]\n\n
There isn't a lock.\n\nThere is just a handle.\n\n[[Turn the handle.|Turn The HandleNeutral]]\n\n
Okay, guess that really shows how you think of yourself, hey?\n\nSo if you're a villain, what's your evil plan?\n\n[[Kill Arch-Nemesis|Kill]]\n[[Destroy the Planet|DestroythePlanet]]
10 Calories.\n15 XP.\n\n*GAME OVER.
Good morning.\n\nA thin streak of light peeks through thick curtains. It's not enough to light the whole room, but it's enough to hurt your eyes and make you squint from the pain of it. It helps you see a little bit around the room, too.\n\nThere's the bed you slept on. Plain, creaky, and not very comfortable. There's the basket, filled with apples and candy bars.\n\nThere's a [[mirror|MirrorBad]].\n\nAnd of course, there's a [[door.|DoorBad]]\n\n
A wild monster appears!\n\nExcept, you think a wild monster appears. You feel it before you see it -- hot, disgusting breath that is rancid and makes your skin feel as if it is breaking out in boils and hives. Every time it breaths, your skin crawls and you scratch at your arms, digging deep with your bit nails as you try to scratch away the gross itch. But it's beneath your skin, crawling through your muscles and veins like a cockroach.\n\nYou already know you can't run away. By now, you've figured out that there is nowhere to go.\n\n[[Defend|Defend2Bad]]\n[[Attack|Attack3Bad]]\n\n
You've started paragon, there's no turning back now. At least try and make this "hero" thing work for a little bit, okay?\n\nSo, what are you?\n\nA [[Hero, I guess.|Hero Magic]]\n\n
A wild monster appears!\n\nExcept, you think a wild monster appears. You feel it before you see it -- hot, disgusting breath that is rancid and makes your skin feel as if it is breaking out in boils and hives. Every time it breaths, your skin crawls and you scratch at your arms, digging deep with your bit nails as you try to scratch away the gross itch. But it's beneath your skin, crawling through your muscles and veins like a cockroach.\n\nYou already know you can't run away. By now, you've figured out that there is nowhere to go.\n\n[[Attack|Attack2]]
There aren't any swords here, get real. Just another one of your self-indulgent delusions of grandeur. Better cut that out. It's too early to be the Best In All The Land yet.\n\nLook around this tiny room. There has to be something here that can help you. (I don't need a [[weapon.|Yes You Do]])\n\nOkay, so what did you find?\n\n[[Scissors|Scissors]]\n[[Screwdriver|Screwdriver]]\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]\n\n\n
You hear countless monsters swarming behind you. You smell them, and you feel the air thicken. It'd be suffocating, if it didn't feel so freeing.\n\nThey snarl and you feel the ground shake under their footsteps. You don't even have enough energy to think about fighting them off.\n\nYou don't have enough energy to go on.\n\nYou drop your eyelash curler.\n\nThe monsters lunge with a snarl.\n\n[[Final Score|Final ScoreBad]]\n\n
There was no answer.\n\nHow long do you wait for them to call you back?\n\n[[1 Hour.]]\n\n[[1 Day.]]\n\n[[1 Week.]]
CHARACTER BACKSTORY\n3 DAYS AGO.\n\nThis room. It's the same, isn't it? Does it really matter, anyhow. After awhile, after all the moves, the rooms are all the same. You can't run away from your problems, remember?\n\nYou're curled up in this bed, blankets pulled up to your chin, green pillow case stained with mascara and eyeliner. Red wine spots on the white blanket that you've never bothered to clean. You hear the dogs scratching at the door outside, whining sadly, but you can't get up to let them in. The idea itself is just too exhausting.\n\nSo you stay there, prone, your legs like jelly, your whole body chilled despite the layers of blankets on top of you. You don't even do anything. You don't think. You don't plan. You don't remember good times, and you don’t even dwell on all the awful shit anymore. You just stare at the ceiling.\n\nBlink.\n\nBlink.\n\nBlink.\n\nBreathe.\n\n[[Blink.|Nightmare]]
Still no response. You've called a few more times, just to hear his voice on the voicemail. At first you smile. You fucking smile. Then hearing his generic, sterile words just makes you angry. You should have known better to trust him, anyways. He was never really there for you, anyways. Always mysteriously never near his phone when you needed him the most.\n\n(Cry me a river. Get over it, kid.)\n\nYou're tired of waiting. It was a useless attempt, anyways. Maybe your Blackberry never even made the call. Who cares now.\n\n[[What are you going to do?|NeutralEnding1]]
In the grand scheme of things, what are you?\n\nA [[Hero.|Hero]]\n\nA [[Villain.|Villain]]\n\n
[[HELP ME|Help MeNeutral]]
[[Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary|Bloody MaryNeutral]]
You are locked in the room. \n\nYou hear a noise. Far left corner.\n\n[[Run Away|Run Away Magic]]\n[[Defend|Defend Magic]]\n[[Attack|Attack Magic]]\n\n
CHARACTER BACKSTORY\n7 MONTHS AGO\n\nIn a room, not at all dissimilar to this one. Black curtains instead of white. No, that isn't quite right. They were black, but they were towels, not curtains, thumbtacked to the frame, preventing any light from penetrating in and resulting in many mornings spent oversleeping.\n\nYou thought you were safe in that darkness. You thought "I love you" meant "You are safe."\n\nYou remember: the feel of your heart thumping fast in your chest, so fast you thought you would suffocate or explode from the pain of the thump thump thump thump, like footsteps thudding up stairs, an impending doom in faux leather soles.\n\nBut that's not the memory you need to confront.\n\n[[You are not ready yet.|Help MeBad]]
You raise your eyelash curler, and with your eyes closed tight against the darkness, you charge, same as before, hoping that whatever special power is in your eyelash curler still exists.\n\nWith a scream, the monster dissolves. You can't see, but you can feel its presence fade, like an air freshener fighting away toxic smells.\n\n\n*Gain 10 XP.\n*Collect 10 Coins.\n*A Leather vest was found!\n\n[[Ready to figure out what that whole missing lock business is about?|Second Battle SuccessNeutral]]
CHARACTER BACKSTORY\n11 YEARS AGO\n\nYou stared at the ceiling the whole time. You remember it perfectly. There was a light bulb, uncased, and shining bright with its full intensity. Your mind tried to rewrite this memory and tell you it was flickeriing, because that's how bad moments are supposed to be characterized.\n\nThere were cracks leading away from the lightbulb. Cracks in the paint, cracks in the actual ceiling. There were marks, blooms of ash that stained the white paint, made it look like the ceiling was bruised. The cracks were puckered lips, afraid to tell the truth.\n\n[[Stop.|NightmareBad]]\n\n\n
A claw eviscerates your stomach. Nails, long and jagged, like a broken finger nail that was gnawed at instead of filed down, snags a loose corner of your stomach fat, and like a zipper, shreds open your abdomen.\n\nAs you fall to the ground, holding your bleeding stomach (the way you used to hold your stomach, protecting it from view), you see the monster stalk back toward the door. Your eyelids are falling, too heavy to keep open, and you can't tell if the monster just opens the door and leaves.\n\nIs it that easy?\n\n*GAME OVER\n\n*[[Use Extra Life to Try Again?|Extra Life 1]]
Scissors, huh?\n\nToo bad they're the child safety kind, with a bright red plastic coating around the handle (to prevent blisters on your fingers) and a rounded end that wouldn't even hurt a fly. Especially if the fly was a giant, anthromorphized fly out to get revenge for all the times you swatted its kin.\n\nBetter pick again.\n\n[[Screwdriver|Screwdriver2]]\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]
Without glancing back over at the mirror, you grasp the white curtains in both hands and wrench them apart. Your heart pounds so fast in your chest you think you can't breathe. You don't know if you want there to be a [[face|LookBackAtTheMirror]], leering or smiling, back at you on the other side, but you just know you can't take the silence, the loneliness anymore. Right now, you'd welcome even another monster.\n\nYou didn't realize you were holding your breath. You breathe. There is nothing on the outside.\n\nNo face.\nNo lamposts.\nNo cars.\nNo street.\nNo trees.\n\n[[Nothing|Nothing Is Outside]]
Look at the mirror. You see yourself, your eyes wide, shimmering from a light that you can't identify. It's the middle of the night, so there's no light shining in the room. You just got new curtains, too, which you've pulled tight before you went to sleep because you didn't want to risk seeing a face, an unknown face, appear in the glass on the other side.\n\nYou look at the curtains. Or would it be better if you weren't alone, even if you didn't know if you could trust the face on the other side?\n\nWhat do you do?\n[[Keep the curtains closed|Close The Curtains]]\n[[Open the curtains|Open The Curtains]]\n\n<<singlebgm wffIdh0CZWs 0>>
Oh god, what the hell, anything could be right beside you and you wouldn't know until it was too late, and oh fuck, of course you can't scream, remember, but what do you do, you think you feel a hand brush your skin and you could cry if there was enough feelings left in you to even do that.\n\nYou don't cry, of course. \n\nYou see the mirror, somehow reflecting back nothingness when you look at it.\n\nYou calm down, at least physically. You stare into the weird glare of the mirror. You see your [[face.|FaceBad]]\n\nOf, course, you can't help it. What goes through your head is [[this|Bloody MaryBad]]:\n\n
SIDE MISSION 1:\n-Discover what the monster you killed earlier was.\n-Look for blood.\n-Find living specimen.\n-Perform an autopsy, if you have the stomach for it.\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|Mission LogBad]]
SIDE MISSION 2:\n-Discover why you are locked in this room.\n-Who put you here? \nSPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Mirror, eyelash curler, and eye drops.\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|Mission LogBad]]
You raise your eyelash curler, and with your eyes closed tight against the darkness, you charge, same as before, hoping that whatever special power is in your eyelash curler still exists.\n\nWith a scream, the monster dissolves. You can't see, but you can feel its presence fade, like an air freshener fighting away toxic smells.\n\n\n*Gain 10 XP.\n*Collect 10 Coins.\n*A Leather vest was found!\n\n[[Ready to figure out what that whole missing lock business is about?|Second Battle Success]]
SIDE MISSION 2:\n-Discover who put you in this room.\nSPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Mirror, eyelash curler, and eye drops.\n\nNB: You failed.\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|MissionLogNeutralEnding]]
This is what you wanted, by the way. These are your decisions. You stare into the mirror, deciding what you see.\n\nThis wasn't so bad, was it? Just embrace it.
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*Gain 5 Calories.\n*Gain 10 Vitamins.\n\nYou look at the Leather vest you found. You remember the cap. You don't have the stomach to investigate this. Throw it under the bed with the cap.\n\nNow you can [[rest.|Nightmare]]
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You know what you have to do now, right?\n\nYou don't?\n\nOh, right, I didn't introduce the \n*MISSION LOG\n\nCheck [[Mission Log.|Mission LogNeutral]] It's fine, I'll wait.\n\nFirst things first.\n\n[[Find a key.|Find A KeyNeutral]]
There isn't a lock.\n\nThere is just a handle.\n\n[[Turn the handle.|Turn The HandleBad]]\n\n
*5 EXP\n\n\nMAIN QUEST MISSION:\n-Find a key.\n-Unlock door.\n-Freedom.\n\n[[SIDE MISSION 1|Side Mission 1 Good]]\n[[SIDE MISSION 2|Side Mission 2 Good]]\n\nINVENTORY: \nEyelash curler\n5 COINS\n\n[[Back to Adventure|Door]]\n
[[Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary|Bloody Mary Is Here Bad]]
[[Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary|Look at the mirror]]
CHARACTER BACKSTORY\n7 MONTHS AGO\n\nIn a room, not at all similar to this one. Black curtains instead of white. No, that isn't quite right. They were black, but they were towels, not curtains, thumbtacked to the frame, preventing any light from penetrating in and resulting in many mornings spent oversleeping.\n\nYou thought you were safe in that darkness. You thought "I love you" meant "You are safe."\n\nYou remember: the feel of your heart thumping fast in your chest, so fast you thought you would suffocate or explode from the pain of the thump thump thump thump, like footsteps thudding up stairs, an impending doom in faux leather soles.\n\nBut that's not the memory you need to confront.\n\n[[You are not ready yet.|Help MeNeutral]]
You beat your second monster.\n\nBut you expended a lot of energy. You need to eat, then rest.\n\nEat the [[apple.|Apple2Neutral]]\nEat the [[candy bar.|Candy Bar2]]\nEat [[nothing.|Nothing2Bad]]\n\n
*15 EXP\n\nMAIN QUEST MISSION:\n-You never even figured out what kind of key you needed.\n-Besides, there was no lock to even unlock.\n-How would you ever escape?\n\n[[SIDE MISSION 1|SM1ENDGOOD]]\n[[SIDE MISSION 2|SM2ENDGOOD]]\n\nINVENTORY:\nEyelash curler\n15 COINS\n\n[[Back to Adventure|EndingGood]]
You turn around, hoping to get away. Magic is more of a supplementary skill, you realize. Besides, you only know Level 1 spells, and from the smell of this monster, you doubt your meagre skills will be enough to slow it down, let alone slay it.\n\nYou run on the spot a bit, realizing the only place you can run to the is the east wall.\n\nYou cannot run away.\n\nSomething stalks up behind you. Gross and large, and probably oozing if you could bear to turn around and look at it.\n\n[[Attack|Attack Magic]]\n[[Defend|Defend Magic]]
*5 EXP\n\nMAIN QUEST MISSION:\n-Find a key.\n-Unlock door.\n-Maybe Freedom.\n\n[[SIDE MISSION 1]]\n[[SIDE MISSION 2|SIDE MISSION 2]]\n\nINVENTORY: \nEyelash curler\n5 COINS\n\n[[Back to Adventure|DoorBad]]
[[HELP ME|Help Me]]
A cell phone sits in the basket where the food once was.\n\nIs it yours? Do you still really own a Blackberry, even though the battery doesn't last longer than 5 minutes and it's more useful as a paperweight than an actual phone.\n\nFine, whatever, it's your security blanket. Whatever that means.\n\n[[Call your friend.]]\n\n<<singlebgm wffIdh0CZWs 0>>\n\n\n \n
SIDE MISSION 1:\n-There were no earlier monsters, were there?\n\n\n[[MAIN MISSION|MissionLogFinalBad]]
*Gain 0 Calories.\n*Gain 0 Vitamins.\n\nYou look at the Leather vest you found. You remember the cap. You don't have the stomach to investigate this. Throw it under the bed with the cap.\n\nThis night you don't even bother trying to sleep, since you know you won't be able to. \n\n[[Tap your legs, fidgeting while lying on the bed.|NightmareNeutral]]
The mirror's surface is dusty, coated in grime. You think you see your reflection, but it's slightly off. The eyes are too dark. The skin is sallow and ripped, open wounds on the cheeks revealing rotted teeth.\n\nYou think. You're no longer sure if you can trust yourself. After all, you think you fought a monster last night, but you can't find the body anymore. Was it real?\n\n[[Keep looking around.|Next MorningNeutral]]\n\n\n
Screwdriver, good choice.\n\nExcept it's a mini screwdriver, and you can't even hold it properly (besides, you'd have to be super closer to the enemy to be able to do anything of worth with it, anyhow).\n\nBetter pick again.\n\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]
15 XP.\n0 Calories.\n\n*GAME OVER.\n\n\n\n
You get up off the tiny bed, wondering why it's so cold your feet feel like they are being cut as they scrape along the dirt on the hardwood.\n\nThere's a little bit of light now (how much time has passed?) you can use to investigate the door.\n\nThe door's white or off-white. Maybe it's covered in an impenetrable layer of dust, one that you could spell words onto with your finger.\n\n[[What do you want to spell?|Writing]]\n
*Gain 5 Calories.\n*Gain 10 Vitamins.\n\nYou feel a little bit better. You remember the Leather Cap you found by beating the first monster. You investigate it, and realize it's coated in blood, with tiny hairs embedded into the skin. Your stomach turns with the apple, and you throw the Leather Cap under your bed. \n\nNow you can rest.\n\n[[Next Morning.|Next Morning]]
You stare at the door.\n\nThen you close your eyes.\n\nThe growls from the other side of the door start to sound like a reprieve.\n\nFinally, the door breaks with a moan, and the snarling becomes a reality, rather than a distant sound.\n\nYou are not scared.\n\n[[Not anymore.|NeutralEnd]]
You awaken with a start. There was a noise from the corner of the room. Maybe not even in the corner. A noise you thought you heard. You are covered in sweat. You are eratic. You look around the pitch black, seeing darker shades of shadows moving, like currents of water slipping past each other in the ocean.\n\nYou should know this room. It [[used to be familiar to you.|FamiliarBad]] No, that was a different room.\n\nYou want to run and flick on the light, but of course there isn't a [[lightswitch.|No lightswitchBad]]\n\n
There isn't a lock.\n\nThere is just a handle.\n\n[[Turn the handle.|Turn The Handle]]\n\n
You raise your eyelash curler, and with your eyes closed tight against the darkness, you charge, same as before, hoping that whatever special power is in your eyelash curler still exists.\n\nWith a scream, the monster dissolves. You can't see, but you can feel its presence fade, like an air freshener fighting away toxic smells.\n\n\n*Gain 10 XP.\n*Collect 10 Coins.\n*A Leather vest was found!\n\n[[Ready to figure out what that whole missing lock business is about?|Second Battle SuccessBad]]
Scissors, huh?\n\nToo bad they're the child safety kind, with a bright red plastic coating around the handle (to prevent blisters on your fingers) and a rounded end that wouldn't even hurt a fly. Especially if the fly was a giant, anthromorphized fly out to get revenge for all the times you swatted its kin.\n\nBetter pick again.\n\n[[Screwdriver|ScrewdriverMagic2]]\n[[Eyelash curler|Eyelash curler]]
Oh god, what the hell, anything could be right beside you and you wouldn't know until it was too late, and of course you can't scream, remember, but what do you do, you think you feel a hand, a tentacle, SOMETHING, brush your skin and you could cry if there was enough feelings left in you to even do that.\n\nYou see the mirror, somehow reflecting back nothingness when you look at it.\n\nOf, course, you can't help it. What goes through your head is [[this:|Bloody Mary]]
You're not even sure if you have the energy to defend, but you think you have a better shot of saving your ass than defeating another monster.\n\nRaise your eyelash curler like a shield, your forearm held in front of you. Did you once feel like Wonder Woman doing this, strong and powerful and a force to be reckoned with?\n\nNo more time to think about that, the monster lunges at you but you think to yourself, of course [[monsters aren't --|Monsters Are Real2Neutral]]\n
A wild monster appears!\n\nExcept, you think a wild monster appears. You feel it before you see it -- hot, disgusting breath that is rancid and makes your skin feel as if it is breaking out in boils and hives. Every time it breaths, your skin crawls and you scratch at your arms, digging deep with your bit nails as you try to scratch away the gross itch. But it's beneath your skin, crawling through your muscles and veins like a cockroach.\n\nYou already know you can't run away. By now, you've figured out that there is nowhere to go.\n\n[[Defend|Defend2Neutral]]\n[[Attack|Attack2Neutral]]\n\n