It's haunting me, eating away at my sanity. I can't sleep. That... Song, that song! It's lingering in my mind, ringing in my ears, it won't leave me alone! Neither will this heavy burden... I can't live with it anymore.
That burden... I killed her. That song, I didn't stop her in time, she's gone... It's my fault. I ought to be with her... I don't deserve this life, this sort of forgiveness.
It all began the day I went to her house. Her name was Natalie. She was my best friend.
"Hey, have you heard about the Lavender Town Syndrome?" She asked me.
"Something about it, yeah. It's killed loads of kids." I replied. She looked at me like I was crazy.
"Yeah well it sounds like total bullcrap to me. I don't beleive in this shit."
She explained to me that, since we were both young, we would be effected by listening to the theme song for Lavender Town in Pokémon Red and Green for GameBoy. I didn't want any part in driving myself insane with this, so I declined. But, Natalie, being a daredevil, said she would listen to the song every day for one hour for an entire month. I told her not to, but Natalie didn't listen and begun to search the original soundtrack on YouTube. She eventually found the Beta Version in which the music could be found.
"Natalie, I'm leaving." I told her. "I'm sorry. You're just getting too wacky with this all." After saying this, I left.
It's Natalie here. This music is driving me past the point of insanity, but I keep hearing it even after the hour. I continuously have nosebleeds, I get crippling headaches and both of these things carry on throughout the song. The notes are so high-pitched, they scream out like burning people and it hurts my ears, there's always a constant ringing no matter what I do it always lingers. I felt so weak... I think... It was day nine. I finished the hour, and my parents were both at work. My legs felt like jelly, my vision was blurred and I felt so sleepy it was unreal. I stood up and dragged myself to my bed, where I promptly blacked out. I dreamed awful, horrifying dreams, I don't even want to begin to describe them. When I awoke, my pillow was stained red and my nosebleed had recontinued, along with blood that was pouring from my ears. I soon realised that the music was still playing. I went and checked my laptop, but all internet windows were closed. I'm hearing it in my head! It's... It's always around, lingering, waiting. I checked everything, I shut off the speakers, the laptop, anything that might give off sound in the house, but I can still hear that tune. I can see dead Pokémon around me. Dying, decaying, rotting flesh, and the unimaginable sight of those unfocused eyes staring blankly at you. It looks... So... Real... I have to stop... I'll do anything to stop the song, anything! I've tried all I can to take my mind off it, I even bit chunks from my hand, watched the blood spill over onto the floor. I can't sleep anymore, the song waits for me in my dreams. I have to end this now! I've had no interaction with friends or family for three weeks now. I haven't eaten for one. I haven't slept for longer. I have such large and deep black rings under my eyes. I look like a zombie. Like, my eyes have just... Sunk into my face. I'm going to stop this... You have no need to worry... I will have gone to Lavender Town... No one listened to me... No one took any notice. Now they will... Just before I go, I want you... To do me a favour... To...
Watch a video for me....
(DISCLAIMER: This is all fictonal, apart from the Lavender Town Syndrome. This has caused many children to go insane, many more to self-inflict harm, or worse, die.)