[[Begin|P1]]Ugh, my head is killing me...how long was I out for?
Wait...this isn't my bedroom. What the hell happened? Where am I?
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(set: $playerdoc to false)
[[I need to get up|P2]]What the hell is this place? How did I even get here?
Okay, let's try to remember...what the hell happened before I got here? I can smell beer on my breath. I must have been at a bar then, right?
[[But what the hell happened to get me here?|Look]]Okay, let's try looking around. There has to be something in here that will get me information.
(if:$key is true) [ [[Open door -> Door Open ]] ] (else:) [ [[Open door -> Door Closed ]] ]
[[Check the bed|Bed]]
[[Check the cabinet|Cabinet]]Yes! It's open!
[[I can get out!|GoIntoCorridor]]The door's locked.
That isn't good.
[[I need to unlock it|Look]]There's a piece of paper under the bed.
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[[I'll read it|PlayerDocument]]There are two drawers. Which one should I open?
[[Second drawer|TwoDrawer]]''SUBJECT 752937: REGISTERED ON 01.05.20XX''
''ADVANTAGES: GOOD HEALTH. APPROVING LOOKS. DESIRABLE.''
''IDEAL PRICE: CURRENTLY NOT FOR SALE''
[[What the hell is this?|PlayerDocument2]]I need to hold on to this. I don't like the feeling of this place.
[[Maybe it will help me escape|Look]]It's empty.It's locked.
Wait a minute, it looks like there's something underneath the cabinet.
[[I'll bend down and check|GetPaperClip]]It's a paperclip! My brother taught me about lockpicking when I was younger. If I twist it in the lock like this...
[[It should unlock|DrawerUnlock]]There's the key!
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[[I can open the door!|Look]]It looks like I'm not entirely free. Where should I go now?
[[Go into the room next door|NextDoor]]
[[Go down the hallway|Hallway]]There has to be more people here. Maybe someone can explain what's going on?
I knock on the door.
//"Hello? Doctor, is that you?"//
[[I ask to come in.|NextDoor2]]I can hear my footsteps echo through the hall. The lights are dim, it's cold, it's as if the room is lifeless...
Wait, is that someone there?
[[Do I go to them?|GoToDoctor]]
[[Do I run from them?|RunFromDoctor]]I take a small step forward. I call out to them.
"You're awake." He was a man. His voice sounded familiar.
"How did you get out?" He asks.
[[Tell him the truth.|DoctorTruth]]
[[Lie to him|DoctorLie]]I quickly turn and run in the opposite direction. The lights are so dim I can barely see. I feel fear burden on my shoulders.
I hear their footsteps behind me.
I don't dare to look back.
[[I keep running|RunFromDoctor2]]I keep running until my body slams into the metal wall.
I look around me.
[[It's a dead end.|RunFromDoctor3]]My breathing goes heavy with worry.
I have to face them.
I turn around.
[[They stand a few feet away from me.|GoToDoctor]]I told him how I found the key. I have no idea what he wants with me, but it may be best to stay on his good side.
He smiles. "Well, aren't you a smart cookie?"
His playful demeanor worries me. I don't know how to respond.
"Why don't you come with me?"
[[I ask him where we'll go.|FollowDoctor]]I tell him the door was unlocked.
He shakes his head. "There's no way that's possible. All the doors are locked and only I have the keys. There are spares, but those are locked.
"So, I will ask again, how did you get out?"
[[I guess I have to tell him the truth.|DoctorTruth]]"You'll see."
What should I do?
[[Go with him|FollowDoctor2]]
[[Try to escape|EscapeDoctor]]I take a step forward, a sign that I'm willing to go with him.
He smiles. "Take my hand. This walk will help to make things clear."
[[I put my hand in his.|FollowDoctor3]]He sees my eyes darting around the room, trying to find a way to outrun him. He has a warm, haunting smile.
"I promise I won't hurt you," he says. "I just want to talk."
The light flickers above him and I see his face a bit more clearly. He looks familiar. Have I seen him before?
What should I do?
[[Go with him|FollowDoctor2]]
[[Don't go with him|EscapeDoctor2]]I can outrun him. I know I can. I take a deep breath and prepare myself. I take one step forward, and dash.
[[He grabs my arm.|EscapeDoctor3]]His grip is tight and I can't let go. I scream in the hopes that someone can hear me.
He's quiet as his grip grows tighter around my arm.
I keep screaming. I beg for help.
[[I feel a sharp pain in my neck.|EscapeDoctor4]]I feel...calm.
The world is spinning.
My vision grows blurry.
I feel my eyelids start to flutter.
[[Everything goes black|WakeUpWithDoctor]]I feel the covers over me. The bed is warm, the covers are weighted but it feels so...relaxing.
[[I open my eyes.|WakeUpWithDoctor2]]I look around. The room is a calm blue color. There's a table next to me with water and crackers.
[[The door opens|WakeUpWithDoctor3]]"Hello?" I hear a woman's voice. She walks in with a clipboard. She's wearing hospital scrubs and she has a warm smile.
[[I ask her what happened.|WakeUpWithDoctor4]]"You must have fallen and hit your head. You were an unconscious state for quite a while, but it looks like you don't have a concussion!"
She looks through the papers on her clipboard and smiles at me.
"You should drink some water."
[[I drink the water.|DrinkWater]]
[[I refuse.|RefuseWater]]I lift my arm. It feels a bit heavy, but I'm able to grab the water. I put it to my lips and swallow.
It's cold and refreshing.
[[It feels good|DrinkWater2]]"You really need some fluids in your body," she says.
She grabs the water and gently puts it to my lips. I feel myself swallow it. It's cold and refreshing.
[[It feels good.|DrinkWater2]]"The doctor will be seeing you shortly to check up on you. He'll be glad to see you're awake!" She gives me a gentle smile as she gets up and leaves.
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[[I wait.|DoctorComesIn]]After a few moments, the door opens and a man walks in. He smiles at me warmly. I feel a bit of relief in realizing he wasn't the same man from before.
"Hello there!" He greets me. "I'm glad to hear you're awake. How are you feeling?"
[[I ask him how I got here.|DoctorComesIn2]]"We spoke with your brother. Someone seemed to have really gotten you on a bad day. You two were leaving a football game and some drunk guy was giving you a hard time. You two got in a pretty bad fight; he says you fell back and hit your head on the cement."
I start to feel a numbing pain in my neck.
[[I ask him about that.|DoctorComesIn3]]"Oh yes, that was from the fight. According to your brother, this man had tried to stranggle you during the fight. You managed to get out of the chokehold, and that's when you got knocked out."
[[I tell him I don't remember any of this.|DoctorComesIn4]]"That's understandable. While you don't have a concussion, there is mild brain damage that affected your short term memory. Don't worry, that damage isn't permanent."
This feels...odd. Why do I remember the dark hallways? The creepy room I was in? The man trying to get me to go with him.
[[I tell the doctor about this.|DoctorComesIn5]]He tilts his head. "You must have had a nightmare while you were regaining consciousness. That's understandable, it seems quite vivid."
But why the hell does it feel so real?
(if:$playerdoc is true) [ [[Wait! I have proof! -> ShowProof ]] ] (else:) [ [[Was it really just a dream? -> NoProof ]] ]I look around me. I feel the pockets in my hospital gown.
Where's the document? Where did my document go?
[[I ask the doctor if he's seen it.|ShowProof2]]I sigh as I stare at the ceiling. I ask him how long I've been out.
"It's been about 12 hours. We're just glad to see you're okay."
[[I ask him how long I have to stay.|NoProof2]]"What did it look like?" He asks.
[[I explain the paper to him|ShowProof3]]He thinks for a moment, then shakes his head. "I don't remember seeing any paper like that. Boy, you must have been having a really vivid dream!"
[[Was it just a dream?|NoProof]]I sigh as I stare at the ceiling. I ask him how long I've been out.
"It's been about 12 hours. We're just glad to see you're okay."
[[I ask him how long I have to stay.|NoProof2]]"We're going to keep you here for another day or two. Your head is still recovering from the damage so we want to make sure you're stable. Is there anything I can get for you?"
[[I tell him no.|NoProof3]]He smiles. "Make sure you drink some water. You want to stay hydrated, okay?"
[[I nod to him.|NoProof4]]"I'll be back to check on you in a few hours, okay? Get some rest."
I nod to him as I watch him leave. I sink into the comfort of the bed. Maybe everything was just a dream that felt too real. But I was safe now. Things were going to be okay.
My throat feels dry.
[[I should drink some water.|NoProof5]]I hold up the water and drink it. It feels refreshing.
I start to feel sleepy.
[[My eyes drift close.|DoctorBack]]I hear the sound of wheels turning on the floor. I feel like I'm moving.
[[I open my eyes|DoctorBack2]]I look to see my arms and legs strapped down to a cot. I try to budge them but hands clamp me down. I scream but the hands silence me. I watch as the nurses push my cot down the dark hallway.
[[It was real.|DoctorBack3]]They push me through a set of doors into the darkness. They wheel me to a spot and suddenly let go.
A light flashes.
[[There's a girl next to me.|DoctorBack4]]She looks about sixteen. She's wearing the same hospital gown that I am. She looks at me, terrified. Tears are stained on her cheeks.
"Where am I?" she whispered to me.
[[I can't answer.|DoctorBack5]]Footsteps are heard from the other side of the room. The rest of the lights flash on and illuminate the room.
[[I stare in horror.|DoctorBack6]]A horrid stench haunts the room. I see containers piled in the room. I see blood drip from the sides and puddle onto the floor. The walls have pictures pinned all around them. Some contain men, others women, others children...
Names are written on a board in front of us. A majority of them are crossed out except for two.
The name "Annabelle."
[[And my name|DoctorBack7]]I watch him step out from behind the board. He dons a warm smile.
"Welcome back," he greets us.
[[My legs are shaking.|DoctorBack8]]He turns to me. "You thought you were free, weren't you? Oh, now that's just silly! Now that I have you, there's no way you can leave me."
He walks towards me and caresses my face. "You're the only one for me, don't you know?"
My breathing grows heavy as I feel his fingers slowly crawl around my cheek.
[[I can smell blood on his hands.|DoctorBack9]]"But it can't be that easy now, can it? No no, you think you can just run and break my heart? You can't! You never will! We were destined to be..."
He reaches into his coat pocket and pulls out a knife.
[[I stare at it in horror|DoctorBack10]]"I have a very important client that needs to their order done right away. They like to be timely, and I would hate to disappoint them."
He sighs as he looks over us.
"You two are the most satisfactory patients I could ask for. Annabelle, you have satisfied me very well, but I'm not so sure I need you anymore."
His eyes dart over to me.
"You have a task to perform, my love."
[[I gulp.|DoctorBack11]]"What's worth more to you? Your life, or the life of this beautiful, young lady here? My client needs their patient soon, and yet, I'm stuck on who to choose. So, my dear, you are the deciding factor.
"If you so desperately want to leave, then you will have the honor of satisfying my wonderful client. They may treat you nice, but, I can do much better.
"If you wish to fulfill our needs and keep our love alive, then Annabelle will be sent to the client instead."
[[I couldn't begin to comprehend this.|DoctorBack12]]"So, what do you want, my love? Do you really wish to leave this world behind, or will you stay and make me the happiest man alive?"
My eyes dart between him and Annabelle. My breathing grows heavy as my thoughts run wild in my head. I feel like I can't breathe.
[[I have to make a choice.|Choice]][[I'll sacrifice myself|SacrificeEnd]]
[[I'll sacrifice Annabelle|AnnabelleEnd]]The doctor stares at me, then nods.
"Very well. You made your decision and I must honor it, my love."
He grabs a bag and sets in on a table. He opens it to reveal multiple surgical tools. He comes forward with the knife and kisses me. He tastes disgusting as he holds me down.
"I'll never forget you.""No!" She screams. "Please, don't do this! I'll do anything! I don't want to die!"
The doctor shrugs. "My love has decided, and I must always go with what they want."
He gently touches my cheek and I feel myself cringe. I look over at Annabelle and see tears run down her cheeks.
[[What have I done?|AnnabelleEnd2]]"But before I do this task..." The doctor reaches into his bag and pulls out a collar. He puts one hand on my throat to clamp me down and puts his other around my neck with his collar. I hear a click as the collar fastens around my throat.
"I can't risk you running away..." he whispers.
I stare at the ceiling in horror as Annabelle's screams drown out my thoughts.He gives me a gentle squeeze as we start to walk down the hallway.
"Do you know how special you are?"
[[I ask him what he means.|FollowDoctor4]]"You are stunning, creative, kind, thoughtful...You have so much potential, and I want you to access it."
His words sound so...familiar. It almost sounds like I've heard this before.
"I think I could really use your help."
[[I ask him what he means.|FollowDoctor5]]"Well, what does it mean to be happy? For me, it's helping people be their best self. The world is so selfish nowadays that no one wants to help others in their time of need. I'm not selfish. I'm a wonderful person. People just need to see it to believe it. And I need you."
I feel my heart race. The anxiety is beginning to take over.
[[What does all of this mean?|FollowDoctor6]]"The more I saw you and the more that I learned about you, the more I realized how much I wanted you. You're so vital to me and before I found you, life was meaningless. But seeing you now, and seeing your skills come to life, I realize that this will work. And I want you to be a part of it."
He turns my attention to a tall set of iron doors in front of us.
[[I gulp.|FollowDoctor7]]He reaches into his pocket and pulls out a set of keys. He takes one from the set and unlocks the door. He pushes the door open and leads me inside.
[[I don't know what to expect.|FollowDoctor8]]The room is surprisingly...normal. The walls are white and there is a receptionist at a small desk. There are multiple doors and hallways to go down. It reminds me of a hospital setting.
The receptionist looks up and smiles. "Hello Doctor! How are you today?"
He smiles. "I'm doing well. I'd like you to meet one of my patients."
She smiles at me. "Hello! It's nice to meet you."
I'm at a loss for words.
[[I give her a simple wave.|FollowDoctor9]]"We're going to go to our office for a private meeting. Claire, when is my next appointment?"
"Not until 4:30."
"Good, that should give us enough time for this meeting. Thank you Claire."
Claire smiles as she goes back to her computer. The doctor guides me to his office and closes the door.
[[He locks it.|FollowDoctor10]]"Take a seat," he offers.
I nod and sit down. He sits behind his desk. It looks relatively normal, with pictures of children I assume are his. He has files and a computer set up.
[[The tension is slowly fading.|FollowDoctor11]]"You see, our job here is to make people happy. And to be getting paid to do that is just the icing on the cake. Doesn't it sound great?"
[[I nod.|FollowDoctor12]]"This is a business of trade. I trade vital resources to my customers in exchange for a reasonable fee. This work isn't easy. Patients must be willing to come in, clients must make a deal...as the workload grows, so does the amount of people needed to make this work.
"You proved to me that you're more than just a patient. When I first met you, I had a feeling you were special."
We met? Why can't I remember that?
[[I ask him how we met.|FollowDoctor13]]"It wasn't too long ago. We actually met through Twitter. You had a fascinating interest in science fiction and that's how our relationship bloomed. You don't seem to remember me, but I understand. Does the username Doctor382537 ring a bell?"
[[It was coming back to me.|FollowDoctor14]]I talked with this man for nights on end about my ideas in writing. I wanted to write about science fiction and he gave me so many vivid ideas. Ideas about experiments, murder, chemical compounds...
He was also a true crime fanatic.
[[But how did we meet?|FollowDoctor15]]"We arranged to meet at that popular nightclub, Dartz. You looked amazing that night. You had such a dashing smile, I found you irresitble. When the night was ending, I was worried you wouldn't want to see me again. I had to make you stay. Your drink probably tasted much better after I put the liquid ecstasy in. Remember?
[[It was all coming back to me.|FollowDoctor16]]I met him at the bar.
We talked for hours about science fiction and murder.
I went to the bathrrom.
I came back and took a sip of my drink.
My stomach began to hurt.
I started to feel lightheaded.
He offered to walk me to my car.
We were out the door by the time I passed out.
[[Now I'm here.|FollowDoctor17]]"You're so special, I don't think I could ever find someone to replace you. I've had others satisfy me but none will ever compare to you." He looked at me for a moment.
"I need you to close your eyes."
[[I do as he says.|FollowDoctor18]]I hear him get up and open something. After a few seconds, I hear him close to me.
"Open your eyes," he whispers.
[[I open my eyes.|FollowDoctor19]]He's on one knee. He holds a box with a diamond ring inside.
"Words can't describe how much I want you. You're the most wonderful person I ever met and I can't afford to lose you. I can see us running this business together. I'll teach you everything I know and we'll always be toether. No more stress of writing, no more stress about rent, and no more stress from your parents..."
[[I gulped at that last line.|FollowDoctor20]]"I'll take good care of you. I would never hurt you, I can give you everything you want and more. Please, will you do me the honor of being my business partner and lover?"
[[I say yes.|YesDoctor]]
[[I say no.|NoDoctor]]I watch his eyes fill with tears. He holds my hands and looks in my eyes.
"You've made me the happiest man in the world," he says.
I force a smile as he slips the ring on my finger. I see a ring already on his.
"We need to celebrate!" He exclaims.
[[I ask him how.|YesDoctor2]]His mouth drops and he shakes his head.
"No...there's no way you would say that. I'm giving you the world! You can't tell me that you don't want to run away from your life! I know what you're going through, I can make you happy! I'd be the one to take your pain away! You would be an idiot to say no to me!
"Now I'll ask again...will you do me the honor in being my partner and lover?"
[[I say yes.|YesDoctor]]
[[I say no.|NoDoctor2]]He reaches into his pockets and pulls out handcuffs. He holds my hand as he clips one cuff around my wrist and the other around his.
"Just to make sure this is for real," he explains. He locks the handcuffs.
[[I'm trapped with him.|YesDoctor3]]"Now, we're going to make our first deal together!" He stands me up and takes me outside his office.
"Congratulations, doctor!" Claire says.
He smiles back at her. "I knew they were the one!"
He leads me down a hallway that grows darker. There are metal doors lined up on the walls. It's silent.
He takes me to two large iron doors at the end of the hallway. He takes out a key and unlocks the door. He opens it with glee and leads me inside.
[[I gasp.|YesDoctor4]]The room releases a horrid stench. There are deep red stains on the walls. Containers are lined up among the walls dripping with water and blood. The containers are filled with ice but in some of them, I see organs soaking in blood stained water.
Pictures are hung on the walls. Some of men, others women, others children...
[[I hear muffled screams.|YesDoctor5]]I turn to the far left corner of the room. A girl is strapped down to a bed. She looks no older than sixteen or seventeen. Her mouth is taped shut. She screams her hardest through the tape as tears stream down her face.
I feel weak.
"Our client is going to be very satisfied with this one!" The doctor exclaims.
[[I ask him what the client wants.|YesDoctor6]]"Internal parts. They're in need of kidneys, lungs, brain, and heart. They offered us a lot of money for this deal!"
He takes me to his desk and opens the drawer, revealing a set of tools. He pulls out a knife and hands it to me. He brings me to the girl.
She stares into my eyes, a pleading look is on her face. She's begging for freedom.
[[And so am I.|YesDoctor7]]"We'll make the first incision together, my love."
I watch his hand intertwine with mine and guide me along her body.
I can never go back.
[[END.|Untitled Passage]] "Dammit!" He throws his arm on the desk and pushes everything off, crashing it to the floor in a blind rage.
"How could you say no to me! You're my true love! You're the only one for me! I was going to save you, we would start a family and grow together!"
I look around me.
[[There's no escape.|NoDoctor3]]He grabs my hand and unlocks the door. He yanks me out and drags me down the hallway. He opens a steel door and pushes me inside. I fall to the steel floor, watching him come inside and close the door. He walks to a table with two boxes
"I have a heart." He says. "I understand you don't want to stay, but I'm not going to sell you. I love you too much to give you away."
He motions to the boxes. "Pick one of these boxes, and I will set you free."
[[I take the first one.|LetterDeath]]
[[I take the second one.|Bomb]]I open the box to see an envelope with my name on it.
"Open it," he instructs.
I open the envelope.
[[It's a letter.|LetterDeath2]]I open the box to see a timer with two wires poking out. There's a pair of pliers inside.
"Prove yourself to me." He smiled. "If you can do it, then you can leave."
I pick up the pliers and look at the wires.
[[I cut the blue wire.|BlueWire]]
[[I cut the green wire.|GreenWire]]"I'LL SEE YOU IN HELL."
I feel a sharp pain in my neck. I gasp out in pain as I feel a hand clamp around me.
"I'll see you soon," he whispers in my ear.
Everything goes black.A beep goes off.
The timer turns off.
He gasps. "You did it..."
[[I can finally leave?|BlueWire2]]I hear a beep.
More beeps erupt from the machine.
Smoke fills the room.
Everything becomes black."Why do you want to leave me? No one even notices that you're gone. If you go to the police, they won't do shit since you have no proof. So, tell me, what will you do? You're best option is to stay here."
He holds up a ring. "I can give you everything you want and more..."
He's not wrong. I have no proof on me to show what happened. I don't even know where this place is. Who knows what could happen if I left?
[[I should stay with him.|YesDoctor]]
[[I should punch him.|PunchDoctor]]
[[I should kick him.|KickDoctor]]I throw a punch in his direction.
He grabs my hand and twists my arm backwards.
[[I scream in pain.|PunchDoctor2]]I kick him to the ground. I see a loose key fall from his pocket.
I dive for the key and take it.
[[I kick him again.|KickDoctor2]]
[[I run for the door.|RunDoctor]]My knees buckle to the pressure. He pins me to the ground and cuffs my wrist to his. No matter how hard I kick, his weight holds me down.
"You'll never escape me," he whispers in my ear.He grabs my foot and pulls me down. He stands up and crushes my back with his foot, pinning me to the ground. The pain is unbearable as he stomps me into the floor.
"I'll never let you get away," he whispers in my ear.I put the key into the lock and turn it.
Yes! It's the right key!
The door opens and I run out. I run down the hallway past reception and pushes the doors opens. As I run, I start to realize I'm back in the dark hallway from before. I see two openings as I run.
The hallways are too long for me to figure out which one the exit is.
But I have to take a chance.
[[Go to the right.|RightHall]]
[[Go to the left.|LeftHall]]I run down the hall to the right. I run down the empty hallway in the hopes of escape.
It has to be here, there has to be an escape!
I make it to the end.
[[There's nothing here.|RightHall2]]I run down the hall. I keep running and I see a tunnel in front of me. I run through the tunnel. His footsteps echo behind me.
It feels so long. I have to keep going.
I can smell the outside air.
[[I'm so close.|LeftHall2]]I turn around and feel a sharp pain in my neck.
Everything is spinning.
I feel dizzy.
All I see is his face lower to mine.I see the night sky above me. Trees surround me.
But I have to keep running.
He'll never stop looking for me.//"Who are you? You don't sound familiar."//
I tell them I'm another patient here. I just woke up and I'm in the room nextdoor.
//"I don't think you can come in here unless you have a key. The door locks from the inside and I believe the doctor only has the keys."//
I try putting in the key from my room. It doesn't seem to work.
[[Maybe my paperclip will work?|NextDoor3]]Yes! That worked!
//"Was that a click?"//
I tell them that I unlocked the door with my paperclip. I ask if I can come in.
//"I...I guess so?"//
[[I open the door.|NextDoor4]]There's a girl laying in bed. She looks like she's no older than sixteen or seventeen.
//"So you're the patient from nextdoor?"//
I tell her yes.
She looks defensive. //"How can I trust you?"//
(if:$playerdoc is true) [ [[I show her the document I found. -> StayWithPatient]] ] (else:) [ [[I tell her to come to my room next door -> LosePatient]] ]She takes the paper from my hands and looks it over.
//"What is this?"//
I tell her I found it in my room.
//"I know the doctor said there's no service in this area of the hospital, so I don't think you typed it out and printed it...//
//"Where did you find this?"//
[[I tell her I found it under my bed.|StayWithPatient2]]
//"No! I just met you, how can I trust you?"//
I tell her that I'm not going to hurt her. She just needs to trust me.
She rolls her eyes. //"That's not enough for me. Just leave me alone, you're creeping me out."//
[[I beg her to come with me.|LosePatient2]]//"No! Just leave me alone and get out of here!"//
She stands up and pushes me out of the room. Once I'm in the hallway, she slams the door. I try to twist the knob.
//"I don't want you in here! Get the hell out!"//
[[I can just use my paperclip again!|LosePatient3]]Wait, where is it?
Did it slip when I was in that girl's room?
I can't find it anywhere.
[[Fuck.|LosePatient4]]I guess there's only one way to go.
[[I have to go down the hallway|Hallway]]//"This is just really creepy, I don't want any part of this. There's no way the doctor would do this kind of shit."//
[[I ask her how she met the doctor.|StayWithPatient3]]//"I received a letter from the facility saying that I was chosen to participate in a research study for medication. I have issues with my mental health and since I didn't have insurance, I wasn't able to pay for medication that I needed. So Dr. Orn said he would prescribe me medication for a reduced price as long as I helped him with clinical trials. But what about you?"//
[[I told him I was unsure.|StayWithPatient4]]//"So how did you get here?"//
I told her I don't know. I just woke up here.
//"This sounds kinda fishy...why should I trust you?"//
[[I tell her she would be dumb not to|PatientLose]]
[[I tell her she doesn't have to, I won't force her to do anything.|StayWithPatient5]]//"What the hell is your problem?"//
I tell her I don't have a problem. I don't understand why she thinks I'm an enemy.
//"I was stupid to trust you. I knew you were just being an asshole. You know what? Go fuck yourself!"//
[[I ask her to listen to me.|PatientLose2]]She thinks for a few seconds, then sighs.
//"Well, you seem to be the only patient here. Maybe I can come with you for a while to see if we can uncover something."//
I feel relief flood over me. At least I won't be alone.
//"But the minute I feel like this is some bullshit, I'm out. Got it?"//
[[I nod.|StayWithPatient6]]She snatches the paperclip from my hand.
//"I don't want to see you again! Leave me alone and stay away from me!"//
She storms out of the room and slams the door to her room.
[[That was shitty.|LosePatient4]]//"So, what should we do now?"//
[[I tell her we should look around her room for clues.|StayWithPatient7]]//"I guess that's a good idea. Maybe there's another paper in my room similar to yours."//
We head back to her room. I ask her what her name is.
//"You can call me Ann. How about you?"//
[[I tell her my name.|StayWithPatient8]]
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(set: $doc2 to false)
(set: $doc3 to false)
(set: $doc4 to false)//"That's a nice name."//
I thank her once we get to her room.
//"Alright, let's look around and try to find something."//
I nod. I look around the room to see what I can search through.
[[Look through the bed.|StayWithPatient9]]
(set: $key3 to false)
(set: $key1 to false)
(set: $key4 to false)
(set: $key2 to false)I lift the bed and see a small key. I pick it up and put it in my pocket. I hear Ann grunt next to me. I turn to her.
//"These drawers won't budge!"//
I grab the drawer handles. Their locked. I try putting the key into the lock, but it won't fit.
[[I grab my paperclip from the floor.|StayWithPatient10]]
(set: $key3 to true)I turn it into the lock and jiggle it in. After a few moments, I hear a click. I take out the clip and open the drawer.
There's a paper inside.
I pick it up.
//"What does it say?"//
[[I read it to her.|StayWithPatient11]]''SUBJECT 397535: REGISTERED ON 12.28.20XX''
''PURPOSE: CURRENTLY ON MARKET FOR S.T. CAN BE CHANGED TO TRANSFERRING''
''ADVANTAGES: APPROVING LOOKS. WEAK IN STRENGTH. SUBMISSIVE''
''IDEAL PRICE: STARTING AT $65,000''
[[I look up at her.|StayWithPatient12]]//"What does that mean?"//
I'm not sure. It doesn't seem good.
//"This is just a prank, right?!"//
I wish I could tell her it was.
[[But I don't think it is.|StayWithPatient13]]//"Did you find anything else?"//
I show her the key.
//"Do you know where it goes?"//
I shook my head.
//"We should try to find out."//
[[I agree with her.|StayWithPatient14]]We go into the hallway and look across from us.
//"There are three doors. Which one should we go into?"//
(if:$key1 is true) [ [[Go to the first door -> FirstDoorOpen]] ] (else:) [ [[Go to the first door -> FirstDoorClosed]] ]
(if: $key3 is true) [ [[Go to the second door -> SecondDoorOpen]] ] (else:) [ [[Go to the second door -> SecondDoorClosed]] ]
(if: $key2 is true) [ [[Go to the third door -> ThirdDoorOpen]] ] (else:) [ [[Go to the third door -> ThirdDoorClosed]] ]
I put the new key into the door.
[[It opens.|FirstDoorOpen2]]It's locked.
[[Let's try another door.|StayWithPatient14]]The door opens and reveals another patient in a wheelchair.
They don't respond. Their back faces us.
[[I suggest we go inside.|SecondDoorOpen2]]It's locked.
[[Let's try another door.|StayWithPatient14]]I put the new key in the door.
[[It opens.|ThirdDoorOpen2]]It's locked.
[[Let's try another door.|StayWithPatient14]]We talk to the patient. They don't show any indication that they're aware of our presence.
//"Hello? Are you okay?"//
They don't move.
//"They may be asleep. Let's wake them up."//
[[I spin the wheelchair around.|SecondDoorOpen3]]Their eyes are in a dead stare. Their mouth is agape. They smell horrible.
I follow Ann's stare. There's a giant wound in their chest. It's stitched up in a sloppy fashion. There are holes where we can see the insides of the patient.
[[I stare in horror.|SecondDoorOpen4]]//"This is so fucked up..."//
I try to observe the room, ignoring the rising stench of the body.
//"There has to be an explanation for this."//
She searches the bed. There's a set of drawers in the room.
[[I put the key inside the dresser.|SecondDoorOpen5]]The drawer opens. There's a paper and key inside.
//"I found something!"//
[[I ask her what she found.|SecondDoorOpen6]]
(set: $key1 to true)
(set: $doc1 to true)//"Bloody needles...It explains how he got stiched up. What do you have?"//
I lift up the key and paper.
[[I read her the form.|SecondDoorOpen7]]''SUBJECT 674668: REGISTERED ON 11.28.20XX''
''ADVANTAGES: GOOD HEALTH. FIT FROM EXERCISE.''
''IDEAL PRICE: SOLD FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS TO CLIENT #3337932''
''NO LONGER IN NEED OF SERVICE''
[[We need to keep this.|SecondDoorOpen8]]//"Something fucked up is happening. Come on, let's try to explore more."
[[I agree with her.|StayWithPatient14]]We see a woman hanging by a noose.
Ann clamps her mouth to hold back a horrified scream.
[[I watch the body dangle in horror.|FirstDoorOpen3]]I notice there's an envelope on the ground. I pick it up and open it.
//"What does it say?"//
[[I read her the note.|FirstDoorOpen4]]
(set: $key2 to true)
(set: $doc2 to true)''To anyone who may find this...My name is Isabelle Treaon and I have been missing for two years. I have been kept hostage by Dr. Orn for those years and gone through horrible torture. The injections...the penetration...the helplessness...''
''I feel lost for hope. He told me he would make me beautiful, give me therapy, help to build my life from the horrible pain I had gone through before. But he never did it...''
''For years he would force himself on me and threatened to kill me if I ever told anyone. I was terrified, fearful of his power. He made me worthless. I no longer feared death, but I wouldn't want to die by him.''
''I couldn't escape. But if there is a shining hope in this darkness, please take this letter and escape. Turn this man in, destroy him. He made me weak. But I hope my words can help someone who may be suffering from him.''
''Signed, Isabelle Treaon.''
[[There's a key inside.|FirstDoorOpen5]]
I hear Ann sniffling behind me. I turn to her and see tears run down her face.
//"This is too much..."//
She runs into me and buries her head in my shoulder as she cries.
[[I hold her.|FirstDoorOpen6]]//"I can't believe this! How could I be so stupid? I should have never come here, I should have never defeneded him!"//
Her cries grow louder as I hold her closer to me.
//"I'm an awful person!"//
[[I tell her she's not.|FirstDoorOpen7]]//"I didn't know...I didn't know he'd do these awful things..."//
I told her that we know now we have to stop him. We won't rest until we put him away.
After a few moments, she pulls away from me and wipes her tears away.
//"You're right. We're not letting him go with this any longer. We're putting a stop to this asshole!"//
I nod to her as we head out.
[[We need more clues.|StayWithPatient14]]The room releases a putrid smell. There's only darkness.
We feel around the wall for a light switch.
I feel one under my hands.
[[I flick it on.|ThirdDoorOpen3]]The light turns on. The room is covered in pictures of me from all my social media accounts.
My mouth drops.
[[I can't move.|ThirdDoorOpen4]]//"This is psychotic..."//
I look around the room. Pictures of my face are plastered everywhere with hearts and disgusting quotes.
A computer sits on a table against the wall.
//"There must be something on here..."//
We power on the computer.
[[It's unlocked.|ThirdDoorOpen5]]We look at the open tabs on his computer. The URL links are a combination of numbers and letters that make no sense.
The first tab is a twitter page with messages from me.
[[I knew him.|ThirdDoorOpen6]]//"Did you meet the doctor before?"//
It was starting to come back to me.
He was the man I met at the bar. He was the only person I talked to. We had grown a friendship over the years and we agreed to meet for the first time since he was in the area.
[[It was him.|ThirdDoorOpen7]]I explained everything to Ann. She stared at the computer in horror.
//"He makes himself look so innocent, but he's fucking insane...Why is he so obsessed with you?"//
[[I have no idea.|ThirdDoorOpen8]]We click on the next tab. It's open to a conversation between Dr. Orn and an unknown user.
UNKNOWN: I'm interested in 397535.
DR: We just registered her recently. I've had lots of clients after her.
UNKNOWN: What's the highest offer
DR: 2.5 million
UNKNOWN: I'll pay 5 million.
DR: I don't send you to her unless you give me the money right away.
UNKNOWN: The transaction will take about a week, I'll have one of my men send it to you.
DR: Very well. She's beautiful, isn't she?
UNKNOWN: She will make my men very happy.
[[I look at Ann|ThirdDoorOpen9]]//"I'm going to be sold..."//
She begins to hyperventilate. I grab her hand and squeeze it gently. I'm not going to let anything happen to her.
[[I have an idea.|ThirdDoorOpen10]]I notice there's a printer next to the computer. I check the browsers and see there's a print button. I press the button and watch the pages print.
I tell Ann that I won't let anything happen to her.
After a few moments, she takes a deep breath and squeezes my hand.
[[I grab the papers from the printer|ThirdDoorOpen11]]
(set: $doc3 to true)I hear footsteps behind us.
I turn around.
A sharp pain hits my neck. I hear Ann yelp.
[[Everything becomes black.|DoctorAnnandI]]I open my eyes. My head is pounding. I try to move my arms but their strapped down. I hear someone whisper my name.
I turn to my left. I see Ann strapped to a table next to me.
//"Thank god you're awake...I thought you died!"//
[[It feels like I'm about to.|DAI2]]I take in the room. There's blood splattered on the walls and containers lined up with blood and ice. I see some containers are filled with ice, others filled with bloody water revealing internal organs.
I hear footsteps come towards up.
We look forward.
[[It's him.|DAI3]]"You two are quite the troublemakers. Sneaking around, taking personal information, breaking into patients' private rooms..."
//"The patients you killed!"//
"I didn't kill them. They chose to come here and they simply complied to what I wanted. Isabelle killed herself and Derrick let himself be sold by signing my contract. Don't you remember signing that contract, Annabelle?"
[[I felt my muscles tightened.|DAI4]]"Anyway, it seems like I can't let you two out of my sight now. I had purposes for you, but that's out of the table now since you know too much."
//"What are you talking about?"//
"Well, I have a client who's in need of...parts. And once these parts are removed, then the patient has no purpose to me or anyone anymore."
He takes a knife out of his coat.
"So...which one will it be?"
[[I gulp.|DAI5]]He turns his attention to me and smiles. "My love, I will be nice enough to let you make the final choice. So, who will it be?"
Ann looks at me.
//"Please, do what you feel is best..."//
[[I sacrifice myself.|SaveAnn]]
[[I sacrifice Ann.|SaveSelf]]Ann looks at me with wide eyes.
//"Are you sure?"//
I nod to her and motion her to my pocket. She knows what I mean.
Dr. Orn smiles and takes a key out of his pocket.
"I want to make sure we're alone when this happens..."
[[He unlocks the straps.|SaveAnn2]]I hear a horrified gasp from Ann. I feel awful, but I know I have to do this. It's the only way I can stop this madness.
She turns to me with tear stained cheeks and a sad smile.
//"I know you can stop this..."//
I nod. I will stop this.
[[For her.|SaveSelf2]]I stand up and grab the documents from my pocket. Dr. Orn grabs my other hand as I shove the documents into Ann's pocket.
She looks at me with teary eyes.
I nod to her.
She nods to me.
I know she'll stop this madness.I watch as Dr. Orn creeps up to Ann.
"I'll take you to the surgery room..." he unbuckles the straps holding Ann down. She sits up and kicks Dr. Orn in the crouch.
He shouts as he falls to the floor, the key falling out of his pocket. Ann dives down and reaches it, unlocking the straps that hold me down.
He grabs her foot and yanks her down. She looks up at me and nods.
[[I nod back to her.|SaveSelf3]]It's been ten months since I escaped. I went to the police and gave them the documents we found. After months of investigating, they were able to find the facility. Dr. Orn and his accomplicies were arrested while the other patients were taken back to their homes and families.
There had been no word on if Ann survived.