The Chayne Letter (2008)Mature

Written in 2008.

You think those chain emails and letters are a joke? Not this one...

"Once you start reading this, don't stop. If you stop, you will die. This isn't an ordinary chainletter. Its not like the rest you are sure to have read. This chainletter is true..."

"yeah right." Tony Umbridge deleted the email. "I have no time for this." Troy got up from his computer and unhooked his iPod. "Troy? You here man?" Came a voice from the kitchen. Tony hollered back. "Paul? Is that you?" Paul Kingsley walked into the small and cluttered living room. "Hey man, you ready to head to the mall with the rest of us?" Tony nodded and they headed for the door. "Paul, did you get that stupid chainletter that's going around?" Paul looked puzzled. "What are you talking about?" "Never mind man" And they walked out and onto the sidewalk.

It was five hours later and Paul walked into his dark house. He flicked on his light switch and checked his watch. "1:30 am" Paul groaned and plopped into his fluffy computer chair. "Kingsley76@hotmail.com ........ wearethechampions" Paul typed into his MSN Live Messenger. He clicked the link to his email inbox. 5 new messages It read. Paul scanned down the list. Two from Alicia, Two spam mails...and then he saw one with no subject. "I wonder who this is from...there's no sender" He wondered aloud. Paul opened the email and there was a single name for the sender...no email address, just a name...From: ~{Chayne}~


"Once you start reading this, don't stop. If you stop, you will die. This isn't an ordinary chainletter. Its not like the rest you are sure to have read. This chainletter is true. If you break this chain by not sending it on to another person, you will be brutally killed. Don't believe in chainletters? Don't send it on and find out..."

"Oh this is bullshit!" Exclaimed Paul as he deleted the letter. His computer flickered and turned off. "Strange..." Murmered Paul as he rose from his chair and stumbled off towards his bedroom. He glanced down at his watch. The time read: "13:00:00". Paul quickly looked at all his digital clocks. They all read "13:00:00". "What the fuck is this shit" Paul's voice quivered. He checked his analog clock in the bathroom. "Oh my god..." Paul fell backwards out of the bathroom. His vision was going blurry and everything was moving slower, as if he was trapped in some hideous nightmare. Paul took a final look at his bathroom clock then made a mad dash for his front door. As he was running past his computer a cord shot out and stabbed through his leg. "AAAHHH FUCK" Paul fell and hit his face of the door knob. Paul lay bleeding and dazed on his living room floor, the computer cord still impaled through his leg. Paul looked towards the computer, the monitor was unhooked but an image still stayed up on it. A crimson red infinity symbol was lit up. "W...w...what is this..." Paul managed to gasp out. A tall cloaked figure walked out of his bathroom and seemed to float over to him. "Do you believe now, Paul?" Paul opened his mouth to scream but before he could his door burst open with a tremendous force that decapitated him instantly. The police rushed in and found only Paul and his head, an unhooked computer monitor, and a bathroom clock with a 13 painted on its glass surface as evidence.

"Now the ceremonial lowering of the casket unto the Earth. Let us bow our heads in silent prayer for Paul Kingsley." The Priest and the crowd lowered their heads as the casket began to lower. Paul's four closest friends stood there, staring blankly at the casket. "How could this have happened?" Sobbed Alicia Blacke. Tony looked at her. "They're not releasing any information about it to anyone. Even his family. I think something terrible must have happened to him." Alli LeBlanc turned towards Tony. "What do you mean?" Tony shook his head. "Don't you find it odd how he died not an hour after I last seen him. He was fine. Now hes dead" Alli nodded his head in silent agreement. Marcia Jaquin still stared at the hole that was now being filled with dirt and soil. She started to weep silently. Alicia embraced her. "Marcia...its going to be okay. Were all here for you. Paul loved you very much and I'm sure he wouldn't want you to be miserable." Tony smiled. "He would have wanted you to go get drunk at a bar and fuck the bartender while he watched." Marcia Smiled. "yeah..." The four friends turned to leave and Alicia could have sworn she saw a cloaked figure standing over the grave as she turned. She gasped and turned around quickly. There was no one there. "What is it Alicia?" Asked Alli. Alicia looked at the grave then turned back around. "Oh...nothing"

Tony walked into his house and threw his jacket on the couch. He glanced towards his computer and saw a pop-up flashing. Tony walked over and read it. "You Have One New Email" Tony clicked it and an email opened up. His computer started to buzz. The screen flashed one sentence. That one sentence was enough to make Tony run out of his house and into his car. As Tony peeled out of his driveway and sped down the street, the message was still racing through his mind as if it was permanently burnt there. "YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE BROKEN THE CHAIN TONY, YOUR FRIENDS ARE NEXT"

Alli sat at his computer talking to Marcia on MSN. "Marcia, maybe we should go to the bar after I get off work. Take your mind off things." There was a long pause. "I don't think I can just yet Alli. Sorry" Alli shook his head then typed "Alright. some other time then? Ill ttyl, I have to go to work." Alli exited his MSN and went into his room to change into his uniform. He heard a ding from his computer signaling that he had an email. "Maybe Marcia changed her mind" He mumbled aloud. Alli raced out to his computer. "What the hell? There's no subject and no sender." Alli opened the email and read it. "Once you start reading this, don't stop. If you stop, you will die. This isn't an ordinary chainletter. Its not like the rest you are sure to have read. This chainletter is true. If you break this chain by not sending it on to another person, you will be brutally killed. Don't believe in chainletters? Don't send it on and find out...Paul sure did..." Alli quickly deleted the email and shut off his computer. "What a sick joke." With that he stormed out of his house and got into his car. Not noticing all his clocks quickly change to "13:00:00"

Tony screeched into Alicia and Marcia's driveway and ran up to the door. "Alicia! Marcia! Let me in!" Tony pounded on the door until Marcia opened it. "Tony...whats wrong?" Tony rushed in. "Marcia, have you gotten any strange emails?" Marcia looked at Tony worriedly. "No...Tony whats wrong?" Tony ran through the house. "Wheres Alicia?" Marcia grabbed Tony's wrist. "Tony. What the fuck is wrong." Tony looked at her. "Come with me, Ill explain on the way."

Alli walked into McDonalds and got behind the cash register. The manager walked up behind Alli. "You'll believe" He whispered. Alli spun around "W...what?" The manager looked at Alli with an odd look. "I said you can leave. There's a problem with the electronics and were shutting down until its fixed" "Oh, good luck with the problem." The manager nodded and walked away. Alli headed for the door when suddenly there was a large clicking noise. The other employees looked around. Alli walked over to the door and tried to open it. It wouldn't budge. Alli looked around and saw the rest of the employees trying to find a way to get out of the restaurant. Alli ran to find the manager. He was no wheres to be found. All of a sudden the lights blew out and glass shattered everywhere. It was now pitch black and there were people screaming. Alli felt his way back to the front counter. He put his hand onto a shard of glass. "Dammit!" he cursed. There was a low humming noise and then the restaurant was filled with a dark red glow. Alli looked around and saw all the employees laying dead on the floor with shards of glass stuck in them. "What...whats going on" Stuttered Alli. A hooded figure floated out of the shadows and raised its hand towards Alli. "Now Do you believe, Alli?" Alli turned to run but when he turned around he tripped over the body of a dead employee. He narrowly missed a shard of glass. "There's no escaping it now Alli." The hooded figure turned into Paul. Or rather, something that looked like Paul. It had no face, no ears, no hair. Nothing. But its head was sown onto the body. "P...Paul!" The thing shook its head then turned back into the hooded figure. "You will believe" The hooded figure floated over to Alli and grabbed him by the throat. Alli struggled but couldn't get out of the things hand. "Who are you" Alli managed to choke out. "They call me Chayne" Chayne took Alli behind the counter and over to the deep fryer. "Alli started screaming. "No! No! Please don't! oh god Noooo!!"

When the police finally broke into the McDonalds, they found all the employees killed with shards of glass through them. They found one employee however, with his head sizzling in the deep fryer. The manager, was found locked in his office, shivering and mumbling jibberish.

"I already told you a thousand times I was with Marcia the whole time! I did not kill all those people especially Alli!" Tony screamed. "Sir, if you do not calm down we will be forced to restrain you." Tony slumped in his chair. "Now I'll ask you once more. You're sure you had nothing to do with the massacre at McDonalds last night?" Tony looked at the police officer fiercely. "I am positive"

Tony walked out of the police station. "Tony! They didn't arrest you!" Cried Alicia as she ran to him. Marcia quickly followed. "They tried to pin Paul's murder and the McDonalds thing on me..." "Well I told them you were with me when it happened." Marcia assured him. Tony smiled. "Thanks Marcia, but they suspect all of us." Alicia nodded. "They kept repeating the same questions to me over and over again. I almost cried." Tony completely ignored what Alicia had just said. "I have an idea of what is going on." Marcia looked at him with her big blue eyes. "What Tony?" Tony nodded. "I think it has something to do with a chainletter that's going around." Alicia and Marcia looked at each other. "Your kidding" Said Alicia. Tony looked at her. "I am dead serious. If you dont believe me, wait till one of you gets it. But promise me, if you get an email with no subject and no sender, that you wont open. If you get one like that, call me and Ill be right over. Okay?" They both nodded. "Im going to go home and see if I can find any info on chainletters." Tony got into his car, waved goodbye to the two girls, and drove off towards his house.

Marcia and Alicia walked into their house and sat down to watch t.v. It wasn't long before there was a knock at the door. Alicia went to see who it was. When Alicia opened the door, there was no one there. "Who was it?" Asked Marcia when Alicia came back to the couch. "Just some kids playing a prank." Just as Alicia sat back down, the was a ding from the computer." "You. Have. Mail." Alicia and Marcia looked at each other. "Ill go see" said Marcia. Marcia opened the email. "Its okay, its only from Tony" She hollered. Marcia opened the email. "Once you start reading this, don't stop. If you stop, you will die. This isn't an ordinary chainletter. Its not like the rest you are sure to have read. This chainletter is true. If you break this chain by not sending it on to another person, you will be brutally killed. Don't believe in chainletters? Don't send it on and find out...Paul and Alli sure did..." Marcia screamed and stumbled backwards. Alicia ran in just as the computer flicked off. "Marcia, what is it?" Marcia was white as a ghost. "It...it wasn't really from Tony..." Alicia moaned. "Oh no...you didn't"

"Goddammit! Why is there nothing here about chainletters?" Tony sat at his computer, frustrated and tired. An email popped up on his screen. It was from Chayne...but it wasn't a chainletter. "Marcia is MINE"

Alicia and Marcia were headed for their front door when the lock clicked shut. "Oh no..." Cried Marcia. Alicia tried to open it and it worked. "Marcia, come on!" Marcia headed for the door but it slammed shut. "Marcia! Marcia! Ill go get help, hold on!" Marcia was trapped in the house. She looked around and saw her clock. "13:00:00" She slumped into the corner and started to cry. Then, Chayne walked out of her bedroom and floated towards her. "Marcia. Its time to make you believe." Marcia started crying harder. Then stopped, and looked at Chayne. "But...I never deleted the email! I do believe!" Chayne removed his hood to reveal a big floating eye ball. Its evil pupil stared at Marcia. "That is technically true...but you never sent it on." Marcia started to cry again. "Do me a favor though?" Chayne's eye continued to stare at Marcia. "I suppose" "Make it painless" Chayne pulled his hood back up and nodded.

Tony and Alicia were running up to the house. "I don't hear Marcia...he must have gotten to her" sobbed Alicia. Tony and Alicia burst into the house just as Marcia exploded all over the living room.

"If we don't go to the police until this is over, we may have a chance." Said Tony as they were driving towards his house. Alicia nodded. Her head was hung low and tears were dripping down her face. "I...I don't want to be part of this anymore Tony." Tony looked at her sternly. "But don't you want revenge on him for what hes done to our friends, and our lives?" Alicia looked at him. "No Tony. You've changed since this happened." Tony sneered and back handed Alicia in the face, knocking her head against the window with such force, the window shattered. Alicia was unconscious with her head hanging out the window. "Alicia..." Tony couldn't take his eyes off her. He couldn't believe what he'd just done. Alicia's cell phone began ringing. Tony picked it out of her pocket and opened it. It was a text message from Chayne. "Once you start reading this, don't stop. If you stop, you will die. This isn't an ordinary chainletter. Its not like the rest you are sure to have read. This chainletter is true. If you break this chain by not sending it on to another person, you will be brutally killed. Don't believe in chainletters? Don't send it on and find out...Paul, Alli, and Marcia sure did...oh, and Tony, keep your eyes on the road.." That's when the eighteen wheeler slammed into the side of Tony's car, sending him flying out the drivers side window and into the ditch, and killing Alicia instantly.

Tony awoke to the sounds of sirens and people yelling. "Tony Umbridge! You're under arrest for the murders of Paul Kingsley, Alli LeBlanc, Marcia Jaquin. and Alicia Blacke." Tony slowly got to his feet and looked around, dazed. He saw Chayne standing unnoticed amongst the police. The police with their fully automatic rifles pointed at him. "You! Ill kill you!" Screamed Tony as he ran at Chayne. The police opened fire and sprayed a storm of bullets through Tony. Tony fell dead and ripped apart onto the blacktop of the highway.

"Once you start reading this, don't stop. If you stop, you will die. This isn't an ordinary chainletter. Its not like the rest you are sure to have read. This chainletter is true. Just like the group of people this letter killed before you, they didn't believe. Trust me...they believe now. Don't send this message on and find out..."

The End

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