Not a Hero
[[About]]This is my entry for the Weekly Game Jam - Week 30. The theme is 'Not the Hero', but I think I interpreted a different way from what everyone has expected.
This is also my first time using Twine so I tried to keep to the basics so it is very simple.
It is also very short so it would only take a few minutes at most to finish.When he had first started this journey, it had never been about the [[money]] or the [[glory]].
[[It had never been about that at all.-> Journey]]Gold
Anything that had monetary value.
Anything that would provide him with a good life or never having to work again.He's famous.
Everyone knows his name.
Everyone adores him.
Everyone wants to be him.He had set off to save people, to be a hero.
[[So why didn't he feel like he accomplished any of that.->Tragedy]]It feels so [[long ago]].
Back then, things had been so [[simple]].
He had always wanted to [[help people]].
Wasn't that normal?
[[Then why was his hands stained with blood?->Insanity]]He had been a child then.
He had no worries.
It was just him, [[his mother]], [[his father]], and [[best friend]].Everything had been [[black]] and [[white]].
He only had to the right thing, [[right]]?If someone was being hurt, wouldn't it be natural to make the person who hurt them pay?
If someone was asking for help, wouldn't it be natural to help them?
If someone's life was in danger, wouldn't it be natural to save them?"______, thank you."
[[T-h-a-n-k y-o-u?]]His mother was always crying.
She would smile, but it never reached her eyes.His father was never home.
He doesn't even remember what he looked like.She was always there for him.
[[She promised she would always be there for him.->Liar]]Darkness was evil.
Everyone who commited crimes were evil.
Liars, murderers, thieves, all of them deserved to be punished.The light was good.
Everyone who followed the rules were good.
Doctors, teachers, officers, all of them were there to help people.What was ''right''?She lied.Why would someone be thankful to their murderer?
[[Why did things turn out like this?]][[His mom was dead.]]
[[His dad was gone.]]
[[His best friend was ______.]]
[[What did he have left?]]The bathtub is filled with blood.
The blood stained note is filled with apologies.Was he ever there to begin with?There's ''blood'' on his hands.
Her eyes are vacant.
All he can see is blood.Maybe what this world needed wasn't a hero.
What it needed was a ________.
[[END]]Thank you so much for reading this.
I know it isn't much so it makes me happy that you were willing to read this all the way to the end.
For my next attempt at Twine, I plan to either make it longer or add extra features. Probably the former.