Fanfic: Coming Home

WARNING: The fic contains spoilers for Silent Hill 2. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Coming Home by Chaosdreamer is Silent Hill 2 fanfic with a simple premise: what if James didn't kill Mary? Regardless of that, Silent Hill still calls for him; it just uses a different method to get him there.

  • Adult Fear: James's father Frank Sunderland having to watch his son spiral into depression and starts acting erratically after his wife's death. Frank find out that James is being stalked by a powerful force that is obsessed with him after he didn't believe his son's fears that something was out to get him. Frank finds it would do anything to possess him and outright threatens sexual violence on James to Frank. After his son goes Silent Hill, Frank never sees his son again.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: James's conscience is quick to point that when James is mourning Mary that James doesn't mention loving Mary when he mentions that their marriage was anchor for him and how her death disrupts the established pattern in his life.
  • Agent Scully: Frank is hesitant to believe James when he tells him he is being attacked by monsters, but to be fair to Frank his son has been dangerously depressed and suicidal after his daughter-in-law's death.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: James is turned into a demon.
  • Ascended Extra: Frank Sunderland, who served as a Continuity Nod in Silent Hill 4, has a prominent role as he takes his distraught son back in after Mary's funeral.
  • The Call Knows Where You Live: Quite literally
  • Cassandra Truth: Frank attempts to involve the police to help him find James, after a search the cops conclude that James simply ran away from the old man.
  • Closed Circle: James is trapped in Silent Hill after the monsters destroy his car for getting him into a car accident and getting him hurt.
  • Downer Ending: Due to its status as a Dead Fic James is turned into a demon and is forced to remain in Silent Hill to protect his father and he and Frank will never see each other again
  • Deus Sex Machina: James becomes a Humanoid Abomination after being forced into sex with Pyramid Head and Vatiel, he even notes that its a plot to a bad porno.
  • First Episode Spoiler: It's mentioned in the summary of the story that James didn't kill his wife, Mary.
  • For Want of a Nail: The forces in Silent Hill have to resort to different methods of making James stay in Silent Hill since he doesn't have his obsession for find Mary.
  • Hell Is That Noise: A textual example with the supermarket mike.
  • Humanoid Abomination: by the end, James.
  • In Spite of a Nail: Despite James not killing his wife, he goes to Silent Hill anyways. Although in this fic it is because the monsters attacking him at his home are demanding that he go to find answers.
  • "Not If They Enjoyed It" Rationalization
  • Not His Sled: The premise
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: Pyramid Head argues that he hasn't raped James because if he did, James would be dead.