Jay had never felt more helpless. He couldn't ask for help, the doctors would think he'd gone insane. And he'd seen first hand the folly of trying to confront the Yellow Prince.
But as the day's passed, he could not ignore the boat coming closer and closer to the edge of the painting.
One night, he decided a bath might help calm his mind. As he watched the tub filling with water, he let his mind wander, pondering a way to defeat the Yellow Prince.
A hand grasped him by the neck and slammed his face underwater.
Jay began thrashing wildly, lungs constricting as he desperately tried to avoid inhaling the water. Fingers jabbed into his neck and he let out an involuntary gasp of pain. Water flooded into his lungs, he could feel it, filling up the fleshy bags as-
Suddenly the pressure disappeared and he wrenched his face from the water.
He felt hands grasping him and briefly struggled, until he realised it was one of the nurses.
In between coughing and spluttering, Jay warned them.
"Someone- attacked me- ran away- find him- should still be-"
But that was impossible, the nurse had been standing outside the only entrance to the room.
Jay found himself inside the doctors office. The doctor was asking him several questions:
"Have you been experiencing any headaches lately? Dizzy spells?"
Suddenly he found himself lying in his bed. The room was FLOODED, water was pouring from the painting as the Yellow Prince finally stepped out of the boat.
And into the room.
The Yellow Prince did not look at Jay, did not even acknowledge him. The second he entered the room, the Yellow Prince immediately turned on his heel, and walked out the door.
Jay climbed out of his bed and followed after the Yellow Prince desperate for answers to the nightmare that had plagued his life.
No one tried to stop him as he walked out the hospital. Despite their bizarre appearances, no one even acknowledged him or the Yellow Prince. As Jay followed the Yellow Prince through the busy city streets, he eventually saw the prince enter a large building
St Adler Mental Institution.
The corridors of the madhouse were surprisingly well lit. Jay entered the building in time to see the Yellow Prince round the corner. Jay went to follow when suddenly he found himself pinned to the floor, a great weight was upon his back and Jay realised with horror that it was the abomination from the techno-hell.
Jay struggled furiously to try and throw the creature of, but the thing was to strong. Jay screamed in agony as the monster bit down into his shoulder, ripping out a large, bloody chunk.
Summoning a final burst of adrenaline, Jay threw the creature from his back. The monster landed in a patch of sunlight and burst into ash.
Jay picked himself up, every inch of his body was wracked with agony, his skull throbbed with a full ache, he was feeling dizzy and nauseous from the shock and bloodloss, he could feel something inside his mouth and his shoulder seemed to scream with burning agony. But he pressed forward, he had
to find answers.
The corridor ended at a single room. The door was open but the Yellow Prince was nowhere to be seen. Instead, there was an open filling cabinet in the middle of the room, with the first file clearly labled 'Jason 'Jay' Finney
'. But that was impossible! He had never even heard of such a place.
His shoulder was still burning, and he could still taste the bizarre object in his mouth, but he ignored those factors, and grabbed the file.
Date of Incarceration: February 4th, 2000.
Eight years ago. There was no release date.
Ignoring the object in his mouth, Jay forced himself to look down the page.
Reasons for Incarceration. High level Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Hallucinations. And Self-mutilation
Finally, Jay spat the object out onto the palm of his hand and stared at it in growing horror.
It was a chunk of his own shoulder.