I Think I’m a Horror Game Villain - Chapter 10
The player learns that the orb was holding numerous souls captive, and upon shattering it, all the ghosts disappear and the locked mansion doors open.
I haven’t created a villain in the game. So, naturally, there shouldn’t be any villains in the game. But since I entered the game, a non-existent character has appeared. If that’s the case…
‘Among the three characters other than myself, one of them must be the villain.’
Among them, which one could be the villain? And why can’t I see the messages that the other three characters can see?
At that moment…
A chilling sound reverberated in our ears.
Everyone turned their heads simultaneously, looking in the direction of the sound coming from the dining room’s door.
The door that we couldn’t open, no matter how hard we pushed or pulled, was slowly opening.
And through the crack in the door, a dark shadow stepped forward.
With hair as dark as the darkest night sky, ominous blood-red eyes, and a pale complexion devoid of any color, a man with an appearance closer to that of a ghost than a living person entered the dining room.
A stillness settled in. Everyone was looking at him as if they were possessed.
Breaking the silence that seemed like it would last forever, it was me who spoke up.
“That, that’s the villain!” I shouted, pointing at the man.
An unrevealed character. A character I didn’t create.
The villain was undoubtedly that man.
Upon hearing my words, the man trembled and, seemingly surprised, widened his rabbit-like eyes…
“V-v-villain? M-Me?!” He stammered.
“Yeah, you! Who else would be the villain here?”
He had the suspicious appearance of a villain, but his actions seemed like those of an innocent person who didn’t know anything. However…
“Even if you act like that, I’m not fooled.”
The man clapped his hands.
“By any chance… have you all seen the clear conditions like I did?”
At the mention of clear conditions, Zion and Tommy both made a surprised sound.
Upon hearing Tommy’s words, the man nodded repeatedly.
“Yes. And I came here to fulfill a mission.”
“Yes. It said that if I go to the dining room and meet other players, I can obtain clues.”
“Other players… like us?”
“It seems so.”
As soon as the man finished his reply, eerily, a letter envelope suddenly dropped from the air.
The man opened the envelope and loudly read the letter inside.
“First hint: the villain is a person who does not exist here.”
The man looked perplexed and asked, “What does this mean…? A person who does not exist here?”
“Let me see.”
Zion approached the man and spoke after reading the contents of the letter.
“It’s true. It contains clues and the next hint.”
“What? I want to see it too.”
Tommy and Rose also approached the man and checked the letter.
“What does it mean? Isn’t it natural that the villain isn’t here?”
“I don’t think that’s it, Tommy. In my opinion, it means it was someone who didn’t exist in this world in the first place.”
“What? So, like a ghost?”
“Maybe it’s something like that.”
A person who doesn’t exist in this world.
With Zion’s interpretation, I could be more confident in my guess.
“The villain must not be that guy.”
Contrary to my thoughts, Rose’s words were the opposite, which surprised me.
“Rose, what are you talking about?”
“You said the villain is someone who doesn’t exist here. Earlier, I was so shocked that I forgot, but now that I think about it, I’ve met this man a few times at parties.”
She met him? That man?
Following Rose, Zion also spoke up.
“I’ve seen him a few times too. Aren’t you Sir Dekir of Count Demeter’s family?”
The man nodded his head.
“Heyna, what made you think that Dekir is the villain?”
This time, I was asked the question. Zion’s expression was still gentle, but there was a sharp glimmer of doubt in his eyes.
I hesitated on how to answer, and a dialogue selection window appeared.
[“I just had a feeling.”]
[“Why are you looking at me with such a scary expression?” (;ㅁ;)]
[“That’s mean, Zion! It’s me, Dekir!”]
*This is a choice that directly affects the game. Please choose carefully.
Crazy. What was this?
Seeing the choices, I couldn’t believe it and let out a hollow laugh.
‘Are they seriously giving me these as choices?’
The most harmless choice is option 1, but…
According to the settings I wrote, Zion is gentle but rational and objective. If I said something like “It’s just a feeling,” it would only make me more suspicious.
Then what about options 2 and 3?
First, option 2… If I stutter and ask Zion why he’s looking at me with such a scary expression when he’s already suspicious of me, it doesn’t seem like a good response.
And option 3?
“It’s me, Dekir?” What kind of nonsense is that? It’s not even a sensible argument!
None of the three options were normal.
‘Is it not possible to ignore the choices?’
When I tried to voice an answer that wasn’t in the choices, no words came out. An invisible force was clearly blocking my mouth.
Damn it. In the end, I have to choose from the choices.
I looked through the useless choices from top to bottom, and my gaze eventually stopped at option 1.
‘Well, even though it’s not the best, it’s better than options 2 and 3.’
“I just had a feeling.”
Zion nodded his head. Despite his seemingly convinced expression…
[Zion’s suspicion towards Heyna has increased by 1.]
Along with the message, a black circle appeared above Zion’s head. It was a symbol indicating the level of suspicion.
If the suspicion level of each character reaches 5, the story automatically enters a dead-end route.
It was still early, but suspicion was already building up.
“I have actually been suspicious of Lady Heyna.”
The conversation with Zion wasn’t over yet.