It's all my fault.
Hello Everyone, Cheska here.
I...I managed to escape from the monster's clutches.
But...Jeff... he's gone...
I'm sorry... he...
He died saving my life.
It happened so fast.
We were sitting in the cell when I heard this crackling.
I looked up and saw the bars weren't giving off sparks.
The bars lost their electrical charge somehow.
Jeff jumped up told me to get down,
flipped the bed over and had me hide behind it.
He punched the mirror and grabbed two of the
biggest shards of glass and hide them in his pockets.
He cracked one of the bars in half and used it to pry the door loose.
The guards came in after that, looking him down and frowning.
He... killed our two guards by jamming
broken glass shards into their throats
and snapping their necks.
We ran through the complex.
It... it was so cold and dark.
We evaded capture for a little while and ducked into a corner.
Jeff wrote his last post there with me.
Sitting in that pocket of darkness.
He kissed me...
And he yelled at me to run.
And I did just that. I ran... as fast and as hard as I could.
He stayed behind to fight.
There were so many Hallowed there.
And... even though I couldn't sense it like I used to.
I knew HE was here too.
The monster. Slender Man.
I heard screams.
I heard bones snap and crack.
I heard pleading and suffering.
But I ran from it all.
Hoping Jeff would survive and come back to me.
And he did.
I saw him running towards me.
His face bruised and bloody, but smiling.
I thought we would make it.
I thought we'd both survive.
But I didn't see it.
Or rather, I didn't see it in time.
Slender Man came from behind.
Following us... trying to kill us.
His tentacles flailing at his sides.
He shot one towards me.
He wanted to end my life before Jeff's eyes.
Jeff wasn't going to let that happen.
He saw it coming and dove right in front of it.
He pushed me out of the way and took the tentacle in the chest.
Right above his heart.
He coughed up blood and fell to the ground.
I stopped... shocked at what happened.
The monster used the opportunity to take another shot at me.
Jeff just wouldn't let it happen.
He took the second tentacle in the shoulder.
It... it seemed to start laughing.
At Jeff... At Us.
Jeff spat a bloody wad at it and got back up, the tentacles still protruding through him.
And he snapped them off at the base.
The thing roared in pain and sent the rest of them flying at us.
He dodged them all, smiling and running towards me.
Jeff caught me as I stood there, wrapping himself around me as best as he could.
And we went back through the Otherworld .
I didn't notice back then.
But he was so pale.
And he seemed so tired.
We made it back to the start of a small town in Maryland.
Found a small motel and rented a room.
He... he was smiling.
He gave me the biggest smile I've ever seen.
And I hugged him.
I threw my arms around him because I thought we escaped.
I thought we had escaped together.
We sat together on the floor, not wanting to get the bed dirty.
I laid his head against my shoulder and kissed him.
And then I felt something wet under me.
It was blood. Jeff's blood...
His clothes were soaked in it.
The wounds weren't healing.
And he began to grow more pale.
He began to cry and I did as well.
We both knew what was happening...
He was dying.
He explained what happened when he got hit by the tentacles.
"They drained my energy and my powers away.
Apparently I failed too much to just die."
"Cheska, I'm free. I'm not a Revenant anymore."
Apparently he had just enough energy left as a Revenant to get me to safety.
But had run out before he had a chance to heal himself.
He lost the ability to heal himself after we entered the Otherworld.
"Jeff... I'm sorry. You didn't need to save me."
"Don't be sorry, Cheska. I had to save you."
"I Love You."
We both said it at the same time.
He was becoming paler.
I tried to stop the bleeding, tried to help the wounds close.
And he held my hand and shook his head.
He understood what was happening.
I cried harder.
"Don't leave me, Jeff."
"Please don't leave me."
I buried my face into his chest.
I wanted to wake up.
I wished it was all just a bad dream.
I wanted to wake up from this nightmare and let everything be okay.
But it wasn't.
Jeff smiled in the end.
He kissed me softly and stroked my hair with his hand.
"I'm sorry, Cheska."
"I'm sorry I have to leave you."
"But it's my time now."
"Maybe I'll see Fizzy when I get there."
He asked me one last thing before he died.
He wanted me to sing his favorite song with him as a farewell.
The one I sang to him before.
The one this mother used to sing to him as a baby.
And I did. I sang my heart out to him.
Tears stung my eyes as I kept going.
He held my hand, his grip loosening as the song continued.
I held him in my arms and embraced him as he look at me.
He...he kissed me one last time before the end.
His breath became shallow. His eyes glassing over.
He looked into mine and I saw the pupils fade in color.
They stared up at me. Lifeless.
The man I loved was dead in my arms.
And I was alone.
I love you, Jeff.
I love you so much.
That thing is going to pay.