Your name is Vexley Embers. It is the 1800s, and you are an orphan. Your mother died from a drug overdose when you were just 3 years old. 4 years later, your father took his own life by slitting his throat in front of you when you were just 7 years old. You lived your life for the next two years in a shelter deep in the woods, were no one could find you. Or so you thought. When you were gathering berries at age 9, a man spotted you and ratted you out. You are now 14 years old and you live in a asylum with a witch as a care taker, named Mrs. Mabel. She whips you for no reason and you suffer. No one has adopted you because you are scrawny, but very kind. One night you decide you've had enough, so you plan to escape.
[[Say goodbye to your best friend->Goodbye]]You start to pack. After packing, say goodbye to your best friend if you didn't. If you are all done, plan your escape!
[[Go down to the pantry and get food->Food]]
[[Go to the closet and grab some clothes->Clothes]]
[[Get your notebook and chalk, you love to write->Notebook]]
[[Plan your escape]] You go the pantry and get (either: "stale bread", "old but not rotten fruit", "the tin can of mystery")
[[Goodbye]] You go to the closet and grab some clothes.
[[Notebook]] You grab your notebook and chalk and place it in your satchel.
[[Goodbye]] You wake up your best friend (print: $name)
[["Hey, I'm leaving."]]You scribble a goodbye note and leave it under (print: $name)'s pillow.
[[Plan your escape]](set: $name to (prompt: "Your Best Friend's name please:", "name"))
Your best friend (print: $name) is sleeping.
[[Leave a note]]
Your friends eyes widen. They whisper-shouted. "What?"
[["I'm sorry, but if you wanna come, you can't.."]][[Tip toe away]] "I wasn"t going to ask.." They say.
[["Oh.."]]"It's fine. Bye.."
[[Tip toe away]]
[[Tip toe away]]You sit at your cot and think. Did you pack and say goodbye?
[[Yes]]Then go silly!
[[Goodbye]] Okay Vex! Lets escape. you have three options:
[[Go through the front door]]
[[Crawl up the chimney]]
You go through the front door, and it makes a creaking sound. Mrs. Mabel gets up and catches you redhanded!
You crawl up the chimney and the soot and sinder makes you cough! Mrs.Mabel comes to investigate. You fall from coughing and Mrs. Mabel sees you!
[[Run!]] You run! Mrs. Mabel shouts and sends security after you!
[[Stop!]]You don't move. Mrs. Mabel doesn't take action either!
[[Run!]] You keep running! The men are way faster and shoot you dead.
[[You are dead]]You stop running. the men quickly take action and shoot you dead!
[[You are dead]][[Next]]
You wake up in a cold dark room. You feel a presence in the room, a dark presence.. "Where am I..?" You mumble under your breath. "You've awaken. tell me... what good deeds have you done in your life?" The //presence// spoke to me.
[[Stutter]]"I asked you a qustion young one." It's.. voice went.. softer.. did this guy feel sorry for me?
[[Answer]] "I'm not exactly sure. I guess, no matter what happened I stayed positive.. and I cared for the younger girls at the asylum.. and I was kind.." The guy nodded. "How about how you.. passed away.. what about that?"
[["Wait.. I'M D-DEAD?!"]]
[["Stop playing. Whats actually going on?"]]
[[Stare at your hands in confusion]]"I-I... um, uh-h.." You mumbled. "I asked you a forward question young one." It's .. voice went.. softer.. did this guy feel sorry for me?
[[Answer]] You didnt see the guy, but as soon as you said that the guy showed himself. He was bulky and burly. and there was another important fact, he was //literally// made of shadows. "Sorry to break to ya, but, yeah. you're dead. I'm here to judge you, on whether you get turned into stars or if you disapate into nothing."
[["Get turned into stars?"]]
[["Disapate into nothing?"]]You didnt see the guy, but as soon as you said that the guy showed himself. He was bulky and burly. and there was another important fact, he was //literally// made of shadows. "Look girly. This is my eternal job. I'm here to judge you, on whether you get turned into stars or if you disapate into nothing."
[["Get turned into stars?"]]
[["Disapate into nothing?"]]You didnt see the guy, but as soon as you did just froze in shock the guy showed himself. He was bulky and burly. and there was another important fact, he was //literally// made of shadows. "I know, I know. It's hard to believe. But, yeah. You're dead. I'm here to judge you, on whether you get turned into stars or if you disapate into nothing."
[["Get turned into stars?"]]
[["Disapate into nothing?"]] The man nodded. "Correct. You're gone.. forever." And he chuckled. "Depending on how.. despicable.. you were in life, the more pain it is. It's never painless."
[[Stay quiet->Stay quiet 2]] The man nodded. "Constellations, to be exact."
[["Oh.. do I get to choose what I want to look like?"]]
[["Do I get to interact with other constellations?"]]
[["Disapate into nothing?"]] "It's your choice, yes" I gave a sigh of relief. If you are going to be a constellation, you wouldnt be forever alone!
[["Disapate into nothing?"]]He chuckled again. "I know harsh. But, I am here to judge you. What bad things have you done?"
[["Well, when I was younger I stole candy from my cousin who came to visit. But I was only 2 years old.."]]"Ah.. but you didnt know any better. You were young,"
[[Sigh]]"Thats all I can think of.." The man nods. "Okay well, I'll put you in the holding chamber for now as i talk with the council"
[["H-holding chamber?"]]"True.." you say. "Ah.. but you didnt know any better. You were young,"
[[Nod]]You then realize that you are sitting in a square. The man pulls a rope and you fall as the square creates a hole. As he pulls the rope, a creepy smile forms on his face. You descend in the abyss of darkness.
[[Sob]]You sit and sob yourself to sleep, in the cold, dark room.
[[Next->Next2]]You wake up, hoping what happened yesterday was just a dream. You see you are in the same room, but a woman, sitting in the corner was staring at you. Your heart stopped.
The woman looks up. You have no idea how you know it was her, but you just.. knew. As she looked up, you saw thather eyes were red. Blood red. Blood was dripping from her eyes like tears. She smiled. "Vex.. Welcome"
[["Is it really you?"]]She smiles wider, more blood came from her eyes, some tears, too. "Yes baby girl.. it's me.."
[["I don't believe you!"]]
You yell, and she hisses, fading into nothing. The smoke opens the door to the cell as another figure is standing there, another woman. She was thinner and taller then your mother. She was scowling. she grabbed you by your dress. "That usually works on orphans by you! How.. how.. perplexing!"
[[Stay quiet->Stay quiet 3]]
[[What do you mean?]]You shut your mouth and start to cry. Why did this have to happen to you?! You are carried into a big dirty room full of kids like you. Orphans. You saw Emily.. a girl from your asylum that died that year. The thin lady threw you next to her, and locked the door.
[["E-Emily?']]"Little orphans like you are a pain to turn into constellations!"
[[Stay quiet->Stay quiet 3]] Emily looked up, just like her normal self, long blonde hair, brown eyes and freckles.
[["Who was that lady..?"]]
"She's part of the council. No one like her. She's mean and cruel and doesn't care for kids like us.."
[[Sigh->Sigh2]]"I know, I know, but lets try to sleep,"
[["But, I just woke up,"]]
[["Okay,"]]"Yeah, but time moves way faster here. Don't you feel tired?"
[["Your right.. okay->"Okay,"]] You realize you do feel very, very drowsy. You close your eyes and steady your breathing.
[[Next->Next3]]You fall asleep.(mouseover: "asleep") [...you are now exhausted.]
[[Next->Next4]]Pain quickly washes over your body, then disapears as quickly as it came. you are woken up abruptly, and your blood-shot eyes open quicky. The Lady is kicking you in the calf. "Wake up you smelly rugrat!"
[[Stay quiet->Stay quiet2]]"At least I don"t smell as bad as your smelly feet!" The Lady is appalled by your raise of tone. She picks up a hand to slap you, but is stopped by a man, a man of shadows.
[["You. Not you again."]] You clamp your jaw shut. The lady raises her hand to slap you, but is stopped a man, a man of shadows.
[["You. Not you again."]]The man smirked. "I have a name, you know."
[[Stay quiet->Stay quiet4]]"I don"t care! where the hell am I?" The man grabbed your hand gently. "Where the //hell// are you? Well, you're in hell."
[[Stay put]]The man chuckles and pushes the Lady out of the way. "You're special, ya know? All abrupt in one second, and quiet the second. I haven't meet a girl like you in years. Follow me."
[[Stay put]]The man is way stronger, and he pulls you over his shoulder into a dark, dark hallway, away from the other kids.
[[Next->Next5]]You don't move. The mans face contorts in a evil grin. "I said come on!" He grabs yours arm.
[[Struggle]] "You are in hell, Vex. Get over it. You're going to a courtroom. The Court of Hell. Thats where you'll be judged completly. You're going into a glass box, and you won't be able to hear a thing. once you come out, you'll be told your fate."
[[Stay quiet->Stay quiet5]]You stay quiet. "You heard me?"
[[Nod->Nod2]]The appear to the room. Its bigger than you expected, and its cold, colder than the whole place. Not only physically cold, but spiritually. The man plops you in the seat right next to the judge, who was.. a skeleton. He presses a button and a glass casing goes over you, peculiar technology for the 1800s.
[[Next->Next6]]The judges mouth moves. Everyone stands and the man, who was standing in the front, face gets hard. His mouth shouts something, and the Judge shouts back. He crosses his arms, and the skeleton sighs, which was weird to you.. he didn't have lungs. You start picking at your nails, nervously.
[[Daydream]]You soon forget who you are. where you are. what you are. you think of the perfect life. none of this would have happened if you were'nt always so persistent and stubborn. After a good hours of people standing and fighting with each other, the glass case lifted and pulled away.The man turned to you with a face of relief.
[["What?!"]]He rolls his eyes, grabs your arm and smirks. He starts pulling you out and he opens his mouth to say something, but he stopped, and you felt everything shake a tremble. He quickly reacted and pushed you aside, and you thumped on the floor.
[["Ow!"]]The man barely glances at you at pulls out a sword, guess what? It was make of none other than shadows. But at the same time, it was.. solid.
[[Next->Next7]]A creature smashed through the doorway with a snarl and cackle. It was.. the lady.. in a new form. How? That was unknown. "How dare you be this redundant with me! I said that shes a piece of trash thats going to pollute the sky with her stupid constellation!" The Lady slashed through the man, your dispearred and reapearred in the other side out the room. "She's special!" "Thats what you always say!"
[[Don't move]]You crawl next to the judges seat. You feel something poke you in the side. It was dagger! You grabbed it and stood up swiftly, going behind The Lady, you wasn't as big as she seemed, you stabbed her in the back. Wounded, she scramed faded away. The man stares at you in disbelief, as you look up and gasped, falling down, seeing as that took energy.
[[Cry out]]You gasp for air and manage to weeze out a simple "..he..lp" The man rushes as everything turns a pleasent shade of blue. The man smiles down at you. Sweet dreams in the stars.." Were the last words you heard as you pant and and close your eyes.
[[Gasp]]You are renewed, and you see but not see. Feel but not feel. Hear but not hear. You are free.
[[Happy Ending->End]]You got the happy ending! Play again?
[[Start]]You don't move, and the man utters an ancient curse as he slashes through the lady, screaming as she fades away.
[[Close your eyes]]You shut your eyes tightly. The man rushes to you and places a palm on your head, muttering,
"You are not worthy"
You open your eyes and you see black, smoke comes from your eyes as you slowly fade into nothing.
[[:(]]You got the Sad ending! Play again? What a cruel world! What did you even do wrong? We will never know..
[["Do I get to interact with other constellations?"]] She smiles.
[["Is it really you?"]]