Chapter 1 : Voices

An unknown voice calls in the dark "You were always so forgetful" it continued "are you confusing me with someone else?". A bright flash then wakes James up from his 'usual' dream. James got up from his bed and poured down water in the glass to take his anti-depressant pills, hoping that these night terrors will end someday.

James's usual routine was only to go to a job from eight in the morning to six in the evening. From there he went on to a AA meeting which ended at eight in the night, then he took a meal and went back home to sleep. He was never like this. Not long ago there was joy in his life brought by his wife Mary who passed away four months ago. His troubled childhood played a major part in his depression aswell. His parents were divorced and was raised by his mother. Eventually she passed away in a car crash when james was only ten years old.

He was only waiting for God to take his soul away or he was waiting for the right moment to give it away himself...until one day. Three knocks came from the front door of his house. When he answered it, a postman was standing infront of him with a vacant expression as he handed out an envelope to him. James took it hesitantly as he became more and more aware that something was very wrong with this person because of his unnerving long stare. James thanked him for the letter and quickly went back inside his house and locked the door.

Still something was bothering him and it was the fact that no one knew him. He had no friends or family he could talk to anymore, then who could have sent this letter to him at such an unusual time? He sat down in his fireplace and took a proper look at the envelope. It was slightly covered in dust and seemed like it had been kept near fire for far too long. Gently he opened the envelope and inside he found a letter which was written in a handwriting that was very familiar to him. He knew it was from someone he knew but could not remember who. This made his head ache extremely badly. He quickly took some painkillers and as soon as the pain was gone he started to narrate the letter loudly.

"In my restless dreams,

I see that town.

Silent Hill.

You promised me you'd take me

there again someday.

But you never did.

Well, I'm alone there now...

In our 'special place'...

Waiting for you...

Waiting for you to

come to see me.

But you never do.

And so I wait, wrapped in my

cocoon of pain and loneliness.

I know I've done a terrible

thing to you. Something you'll

never forgive me for.

I wish I could change

that, but I can't.

I feel so pathetic and ugly

laying here, waiting for you...

Every day I stare up at the cracks

in the ceiling and all I can think

about is how unfair it all is...

The doctor came today.

He told me I could go

home for a short stay.

It's not that I'm getting better.

It's just that this may be

my last chance...

I think you know what I mean...

Even so, I'm glad to be coming

home. I've missed you terribly.

But I'm afraid, James.

I'm afraid you don't really

want me to come home.

Whenever you come see me,

I can tell how hard it is on you...

I don't know if you

hate me or pity me...

Or maybe I just disgust you...

I'm sorry about that.

When I first learned that

I was going to die, I just

didn't want to accept it.

I was so angry all the time and I

struck out at everyone I loved most.

Especially you, James.

That's why I understand

if you do hate me.

But I want you to

know this, James.

I'll always love you.

Even though our life together had

to end like this, I still wouldn't

trade it for the world. We had

some wonderful years together.

Well, this letter has gone on

too long, so I'll say goodbye.

I told the nurse to give

this to you after I'm gone.

That means that as you read

this, I'm already dead.

I can't tell you to remember me,

but I can't bear for you to

forget me.

These last few years since I

became ill... I'm so sorry for

what I did to you, did to us...

You've given me so much and

I haven't been able to return

a single thing.

That's why I want you to live

for yourself now.

Do what's best for you, James.

James...You made me happy"

He was shocked at what he had just read. Without any questions entering his mind, he quickly went to his room and took a bag out from his closet. He started to pack in such a rush that he did not even try to arrange his clothes in the bag. Once he got out he folded the letter in his dark green jacket and put the bag in his cars trunk. He took one long look at his house and then he entered his car, turned on the engine and started to drive to his destination, the 'special place' in Silent Hill.