Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Jack the Ripper

As you probably know,
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.
Brace yourselves.

"October 1st 1888

Dear Ember.

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

Jules Chénier

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.

"Ember Fay,

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.
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.


  1. Punishing those that upset you with anger and violence now ember?

    It seems Duckie rubbed off on you in at least one way.

    1. No. I
      I never said that
      No I didn't.

    2. You never said it but it's true, you backstabbing lunatic. You even looked like you were enjoying it...

  2. Here's a novel concept; perhaps, Ember, you are human. You get frustrated and think rash thoughts. But that's the difference between being simply human and being a good person; it is a matter of if you act on those thoughts or not.

    Don't listen to those cretin. I think you are a good person, Ember, but I think you need to prove that to yourself.

    1. I am afraid I do not believe you.
      I kill people.
      That cannot be good.

      For what it is worth though.
      I think you are a good person.
      I am sorry about you and your team.

    2. You're a good person Ember. Don't let Snagle-Tooth McGrins or Muscles with Shit Brains get into your head like that. Some people deserve their death and the rest will find a quick and painless end.

      Because a bad person does care. A bad person kills them all in some horrific manner without a thought. A bad person can't stop themselves.

    3. Everyone who kills,
      deep down does it because they wish to.
      I believe I am worth more than their lives.
      So I take theirs to ensure mine.

      The evil ones, yes, I agree.
      They rape and murder.
      But the bad, the bad just kill.

  3. Look at all the black hearts lining up to tell you you're a good person, Ember. It's absolutely heartwarming. Somewhat unrealistic and biased of a situation, but I'm sure their opinions still carry the same weight!

    1. I cannot tell if you
      are being sarcastic,
      or being genuinely honest.

    2. Is that one sarcasm as well?
      This is difficult to understand...

    3. You're so cute when you're confused.

  4. Kid... that whole scene is 7 shades of fucked up, if you can find an out, I'd take it.

    1. Which scene?
      The orders Mother gave PastEmber?
      Or... I do not know.