West and I have been assigned together.
Sometimes, I want to punch him.
Sometimes I want to gut him...
That last post.
I believe I just fell quiet.
I remember blood.
I remember feeling betrayed by him.
London bridge is falling down.
Over and over again.
A while back, I...
I made a promise that I would copy these letters.
"October 1st 1888
A double killing, an ear removed from a victim. Just like his letter said. I am sure you have already heard this by the time you read this...
I believe I detest this murderous madman already.
Of course I mean no offence to your own noble efforts in the aid of Mother. My quarrel is with the fact the papers have caught onto such a heinous crime, and such a horrific character. I lied to you when we first met. I knew you were a killer, I told you that I was as well. I have not been forced to use the revolver I bought when I first came to Whitechapel. I have never taken a life.
I have been reassigned to this case, which has allowed me time to look through the previous records of crimes relating to Fairy Fay and John Smith. What disgusts me is what poor records are kept of crimes, I understand the Metropolitan is stressed, but surely some form of order, chronological or alphabetical.
Nontheless, per your orders, I have retrieved files of other witnesses who mention either "The Gentleman" or "Spring Heeled Jack." It is truly shocking how often men and women will mention a gentleman, such a broad word. I have also cross referenced such files with missing persons reports of said witnesses or those who share their surnames.
A task which has taken a great deal of my time, I will have you know.
I enclose a list of names, each of which I shall follow upon.
Please visit again, my friend. I miss the sent of french parfum. Also, keep safe.
Liberté Égalité Fraternité
P.S If you are assigned our Ripper, perhaps you could turn him to me. He will surely receive the noose. Ensuring both my goals and your own."
I was wondering when Jack the Ripper would receive a mention...
Also it seems like Past Ember's giving him orders?
Or is Mother?
I do not know. It is interesting to read though.
This one is undated.
I believe I have ordered you to take time away from the man, that includes not opening any letters you believe to be his. I also know that on the night of October 10th, 1888. You visited him against our explicit orders.
I understand that it may be difficult to distinguish his handwriting, and I understand you find it difficult emotionally, due to certain attentions, but I would not like a soul such as yourself to receive the kind of punishment that men and women like yourself truly do not need.
You will find a knife enclosed, I hope it is to your liking, blades like this will be useful against the common blade, and provided you can evade their own stab, you can bring your mark down easily, stabbing upward through the belly and under their breast. The death will be quicker and more painless. I understand your issues with causing pain to people. Even considering how you comfort those who require it. It is kindness that drives you. Does it not, dear Ember?
As such I believe you will find your next mark particularly difficult. I was debating if I should send you upon this mission, you are so often better suited to killing men who fight back, Not a Lady with child, who's husband needs to understand that we take what we will.
I await confirmation of her demise.
I received the knife I use now with the letter.
Swan has seen it, old, lightly curved.
It feels it, too.
The handle has rough worn leather.
The handle has rough worn leather.
But it looks well looked after.
Maybe it is the same one Mother sent Past Ember.
We have a small job to do.
I do not really wish to talk to West.
The dying are much better conversationalists.
They understand how precious life is.