SCP-5520

元記事: https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-5520 rev.102
参考用: 知るべきだけれども名前に混乱して聞けなかった玄妙除却に関する全てSCP-5243 - 収容違反し続ける収容違反
翻訳期限: 2022/10/29

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アイテム番号: SCP-5520
レベル5
収容クラス:
archon
副次クラス:
{$secondary-class}
撹乱クラス:
keneq
リスククラス:
warning

AAFW.jpg

玄妙除却施設AAF-WとSCP-5520。

特別収容プロトコル:SCP-5520の収容は、現時点で必要ではありません。.Archonクラスのオブジェクトは収容可能ですが、収容すべきでありません。 収容が必要な場合にはサンダウンプロトコルSUNDOWN protocolが開始されなければなりません。ヒューロン湖の隔壁ゲートが開かれ、玄妙除却Acroamatic Abatement施設AAF-Wは浸水します。 これにより、施設内に撒かれた発泡フォームが活性化し、施設が密閉されます。

スクラントン現実錨は拡張するAAF-Wをサイト-43から離すように指示し、ヒューロン湖の湖底と水面に戦略的に配置されなければなりません。

AAF-Wへの全てのアクセスは禁止されています。

更新: 非常事態を除き、サンダウンプロトコルはオーバーウォッチコマンドのみが実施可能です。

説明: SCP-5520は、元SCP財団上級研究員で暫定サイト共同管理者のウィン・リーゼレッハWynn Rydderech博士です。

SCP-5520は深妙物質esoteric materialsに長期間曝され続けた結果、クラスIII現実改変者になりました。SCP-5520との文通により、深刻かつ進行性の認知障害、解離、離人症性障害、現実感喪失、逆行性および前向性健忘症が明らかになりました。財団の目的に沿った活動を続けていますが、行政構造に直接答えることはありませんでした。

SCP-5520は現在サイト-43の下に位置する一連の広大な洞窟と精製所の中に存在しており、元サイト管理者のV・レスリー・スカウトV. Lesley Scout博士によって玄妙除却施設AAF-Wと分類されました。 その施設自体には異常性は見られませんが、その規模、場所、 そしてそこで行われた活動には異常性が見られます。 AAF-Wの正確な面積は、手動および自動の洞窟測量技術では測量できませんが、最大推定値は200万cm3を超える内部空間であることが示唆されています。恐らくSCP-5520の活動による結果、呼吸に適した空気が大気全体にわたって充満していました。


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ウィン・リーゼレッハ博士、1943年頃。

補遺 5520-1、現象学的概要: 1915年から1966年まで、ウィン・リス・リーゼレッハ博士はSCP財団を率いてアノマラスオブジェクトの一覧から生成される有害物質の管理に努めました。彼の玄妙除却グループは1943年にオーストリアのウィーンからカナダの暫定サイト-43に移り、ヴィヴィアン・レスリー・スカウト博士と共に共同管理者になりました。同施設の応用隠秘学Applied Occultismと玄妙除却セクションは、彼の監督の下、 地球上のesoteric effluenceの研究と無力化を行う最前線の施設となりました。1965年にサイト-43が暫定的な地位から昇格すると、スカウト博士はパートナーの保証人と共にサイト管理者になりました。

リーゼレッハ博士は、51年間勤務した後、1966年11月14日にサイト-43から姿を消しました。保安・収容Security and Containmentセクションのエージェントは玄妙除却施設AAF-A内の彼の研究専用ラボを捜索し、ラボは大幅に改造され43名の職員は不在であることが分かりました。リーゼレッハ博士のノートには、何十もの矛盾した、しばしば支離滅裂な、あるいは意味不明な研究計画が書かれており、彼の失踪は自発的なものであったことを示唆しています。サイト全体は直ちに警戒状態に置かれました。

スカウト博士は追跡・鎮圧Pursuit and Suppressionセクションに施設の更なる調査を命じました。

調査記録転写

日付: 1966/11/14

調査チーム: 機動部隊 デルタ-43 ("ピット・ボスPit Bosses")

チームリーダー: ガース・キンゼイGarth Kinsey部隊長 (デルタ-1)

チームメンバー: デルタ-2, -5, -6, -7, -9


記録開始。

司令: 周囲の状況を教えてください。

デルタ-1: 了解。 We're standing in AAF-A, in what should be the basement sublevel. Blueprints from 清掃・保守Janitorial and Maintenance say this is as low as it goes. Ah… there are considerably more pipes on the walls here than the schematics show. Some of them don't look right.

司令: 詳しく。

デルタ-1: I can't be sure without touching them, but at least some of these look like they're made out of bone? And maybe porcelain.

デルタ-5: Bone china, maybe.

デルタ-1: Hey.

デルタ-5: Cutting chatter, sir.

司令: There's an open door leading to a stairwell at the end of the hall you're in, correct?

デルタ-1: Correct, Control. No door or stairwell on the blueprints.

司令: Proceed downward with extreme caution, captain.

デルタ-1: 了解。

デルタ-43 proceed to the next level of the facility without incident.

デルタ-1: Oh, what the hell.

司令: 詳しく。

デルタ-1: The door at the bottom of the stairs is also open, Control. It opens onto a glass-walled tunnel. I can see cave walls outside the glass, illuminated by… I don't know. Illuminated.

司令: Proceed, and narrate.

デルタ-1: This is definitely a connecting tunnel, there's another open door at the end. I can see a… very large cave system outside the tunnel. Very, very large.

デルタ-43 enter the adjoining facility.

デルタ-2: That's damn strange.

司令: デルタ-2?

AAFA.jpg

玄妙除却施設AAF-A2。

デルタ-2: This place looks like… I've seen photographs from Archives and Revision, of AAF-A in the forties. During the war, when they were building this place. That's what we're standing in now.

司令: You've just left AAF-A, Delta-2.

デルタ-2: No, sir, we've just left the present-day version. I'm telling you this is AAF-A as it used to look, twenty years ago.

司令: Understood. Please proceed.

デルタ-1: Hold up.

司令: Report.

デルタ-1: We've found a few of Dr. Rydderech's researchers. They're examining some pipes, and taking notes.

司令: Approach them, with caution.

デルタ-1: Roger. Hey! Identify yourselves!

Silence on recording.

デルタ-1: Hey there!

Fingers snapping.

デルタ-1: No response, control.

司令: Understood. Proceed.

Delta-43 move through five sublevels of the new facility, before reaching a door in the same position as the door in the present-day AAF-A.

デルタ-1: The door is closed, Control.

司令: Understood. Can you open it?

デルタ-1: Doesn't seem to be locked.

司令: Take a look.

デルタ-1: Roger.

A loud metal squealing, then silence on recording.

デルタ-1: …oh.

司令: What do you see, Delta-1?

デルタ-1: …oh. Oh, good lord. Ah… copy, Control, I see what appears to be a… ravine. An underground ravine. Can't begin to speculate on the depth. There are… structures, at the bottom. Structures on the walls, as well. Looks like a natural cave system, ah… augmented, with artificial construction. Consistent with the alterations to AAF-A we've already seen.

デルタ-5: It looks like somebody turned ten factories inside-out and stacked them.

司令: Copy, Delta-5. Would you say this ravine and its contents are larger than AAF-A, Delta-1?

デルタ-1: I would say that this ravine and its contents are larger than Site-43, Control.

Dr. Scout recalled Delta-43 to AAF-A to regroup and plan further investigations. The research personnel encountered in the parallel facility were not re-encountered.

The Identity and Technocryptography Section had recently completed the installation of an experimental Site-wide computer system with a rudimentary command line interface, the Site-43 Information Network (INFOnet). When Delta-43 returned to Dr. Rydderech's office, they discovered that his networked printer had produced the following message for Dr. Scout:

[11/14/1966]

Vivian,

I blame the comic books.

I started reading them as a middle-aged man. Something frivolous to take my mind off of toxicants and virions and threshold limit values, something fantastical. I do some of my best work when I'm distracted.

So many of those old superheroes were scientists, just like us. They got their super-powers because something stupid, but scientific, happened to them. Jay Garrick inhaled heavy water vapour, and instead of gaining NOTHING, he gained super speed. Rex Tyler created a one-hour strength pill, and started popping them like an addict. Ted Knight found the cure for gravity, and he used it to fly around and beat people up. My idiotic idols.

I swear, Viv, I didn't intentionally expose myself to esoteric materials. Then again, neither did the Flash.

There were accidents, of course, even back in Europe. A drop here, a shattered cask there, an accidental exposure every once in a while. I thought nothing of it when my pants started staying up without a belt, or I stayed warm in cold weather, or I didn't need to use the washroom unless I thought about it. Just getting fat and hot and slow and absent-minded, I thought.

Now, of course, I know it was just the maintenance of my self-image. Sometimes I'd wake up sweating in the middle of the night, and find myself wearing my three-piece suit and tie. Sometimes I'd look in the mirror and see my hair was red again, red like it hasn't been since the Great War. Once, only once, I had a long telephone conversation with my wife without remembering to dial out of the facility.

Or remembering that she's dead.

I know what this is, and you know, too. I'm Dr. Fate. I'm bending reality on my knee. Things turn out the way I want them to, or the way I think they should be. I'm starting to be able to direct it, now, which scares the everloving you-know-what out of me. You know how we've made such great strides these past months? How all our experiments have turned out perfectly? That's because I've wanted them to. I've willed them to.

Where there's a will, there's a way.

But I don't have the will to be put in a cage, and you don't have a way of fixing what's wrong with me without PUTTING me in a cage. So, at the risk of belabouring the metaphor, I have to go away.

I hope I'll be back soon. In the meantime, I'll keep in touch. Do you remember what I told you at the lake, Vivian? Now is the time.

I'm counting on you.

- Wynn

I&T technicians reported that the terminal in Dr. Rydderech's office was now networked with a printer in an unknown location. After consultation with the Security and Containment Section, Dr. Scout began correspondence with Dr. Rydderech via the terminal and printers.

[11/14/1966]

Dr. Scout: Wynn, please return to the Site. We can help you.

No, you can't. But I can help you. From down here.

Dr. Scout: We've got the finest doctors in the world on our side, Wynn.

Precisely. The finest doctors in the world can't stop what's happening to me. I'm a toxicologist, Vivian, I've done the research. You're a toxicologist too, so please don't lie to me.

Dr. Scout: Think of your staff, Wynn. Is this what they wanted?

My staff don't exist.

Dr. Scout: What?

My staff don't exist. I invented them. My whole department was filled with phantoms I imagined into existence. I'm just imagining them down here, now. Check their employment records, you'll see what I mean. You know why there were forty-three of them? So I wouldn't forget how many there were, and call down an investigation on my head.

I've had this condition for a long time now. I'm sorry I didn't tell you sooner.**

Dr. Scout: We can fix this together, Wynn. You and I.

Why do you keep repeating my name? Do you think I don't know who I am?

I don't want you to see me like this. It's better if I stay down here.

Dr. Scout: What do you expect me to do? Let you hide out underground until you suffocate or starve to death?

I expect you to be a scientist and let me alone to do my work. I'm close to a breakthrough, now. Very close. Just think of this as an extended research sabbatical, and I'll be back good as new before long.

Dr. Scout: Now who's lying, Wynn?

Dr. Scout: Wynn?

Dr. Rydderech was subsequently classified SCP-520. This file uses the present-day SCP-5520 classification, and appended documentation is amended to reflect this.

The duplicate AAF-A was thoroughly examined over the next fourteen months, revealing that it, like the original, had fallen out of use. It was determined that SCP-5520 and his phantom staff had moved into the larger facility in the caverns, which had by then expanded twofold.

As SCP-5520 had not corresponded with Site-43 at all during this period, Dr. Scout instructed Pursuit and Suppression to rappel down into the larger structure, designated AAF-W, and investigate it. A partial transcript of their exploration is appended below.

Investigation Log Transcript

Date: 02/20/1968

Investigation Team: Mobile Task Force Delta-43 ("Pit Bosses")

Team Lead: Captain Garth Kinsey (Delta-1)

Team Members: Delta-2, -4, -5, -6, -8


AAFW-2.jpg

Acroamatic Abatement Facility AAF-W, exterior.

Delta-1: Well. That was hair-raising.

Delta-5: Thank god for winches.

Control: What do you see, Delta-1?

Delta-1: There's a… skyscraper of machinery. Gantries, pipes, tanks, chimneys and such protruding from the cave floor.

Delta-5: A cave-scraper. A cave ceiling scraper.

Delta-1: Must be one of the biggest buildings in the country, Control. Certainly the biggest thing underground.

Control: Understood. Begin your exploration.

The first section of the facility resembles the Acroamatic Abatement Group laboratory in Vienna. The phantom researchers are absent. The second section of the facility is unfamiliar to the agents.

Delta-1: I don't think this is built to match any existing facilities, Control. The walls are orange.

Control: Standby, Dr. Scout is joining us.

Delta-1: Roger.

Dr. Scout: You said orange walls, Delta-1?

AAFW3.jpg

Acroamatic Abatement Facility AAF-W, interior.

Delta-1: That's correct, doctor.

Dr. Scout: With a grey stripe down the middle?

Delta-1: …that's also correct, doctor. Somewhere you've both been?

Dr. Scout: It's the tox lab from Cardiff. Where we studied together.

Delta-2: Did it have fluorescent lights when you were there, sir? In, uh, the 1910s?

Dr. Scout: Well. Wynn… the subject, might not be himself right now. Keep that in mind.

MTF Delta-43 turn the corner into a large room filled with shining copper pipes. SCP-5520 is standing in the middle of the room, pointing at each pipe and nodding. He turns to face the agents as they enter the room; he begins to weep.

SCP-5520: I won't remember tomorrow. I… I won't even remember tomorrow, tomorrow. I don't even remember tomorrow today.

Delta-1: Eyes on the target, Control.

SCP-5520: Was he a friend of yours?

Delta-5: He's unharmed, Control. Looks a little shaken, nothing bad.

Control: Bring him in, Delta-1.

Delta-1: Roger. Dr. R—

SCP-5520: Sometimes I get… confused. Sometimes.

Delta-1: Dr. Rydderech? Can you come with us, please?

SCP-5520: Oh… I… I'm sorry, that was my fault. Was that my fault? I'm sorry.

Delta-5: What? You're not making any sense.

One of the pipes begins vibrating intensely. The sound is deafening. SCP-5520 is nevertheless audible.

SCP-5520: Where did he go?

Delta-Five reaches out to steady the pipe. When his hand touches it, he disappears.

SCP-5520: Oh, I wouldn't touch that.

The sound ceases.

Recording ends.

The five remaining members of 43-Delta were subsequently returned by SCP-5520, through unknown means, to AAF-A. A message was already waiting for Dr. Scout in Dr. Rydderech's office.

[02/20/1968]

Vivian,

I'm sorry about your man. You won't be seeing him again.

I've connected my facility to AAF-A. Please send any new substances down the pipeline to me, and I'll see what I can do with them.

Dr. Scout: Why would we do that? You're not a Foundation researcher anymore, you're an SCP object.

That's a good approach to take. I've seeded the facility walls with a compound that will expand to fill its container, immobilizing anything it touches and anaesthetizing humanoids. It's water-activated, so all you have to do is open the floodgates to my cavern and you'll be rid of me.

Oh, yes, my cavern has floodgates now. I hope the underwater panthers won't mind. These were their tunnels, did you know that? They used them to travel between the lakes. I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that literally nothing in those oral histories was wrong.

No response. I suppose I can't blame you.

So, you have Special Containment Procedures for me now. We'll call that our framework for a working relationship.

Take my proposal to O5 and the Ethics Committee. Let them handle it. We both know you're too close to the issue.

The good work goes on, Vivian. It must.

By order of the O5 Council, Site-43 'employed' SCP-5520 from this point forward as a consultant researcher. Though Dr. Scout objected strongly to this practice, he agreed to remain SCP-5520's point of contact.

The Foundation began sending problematic substances to AAF-W. Geological measurements indicated that the artificial complex grew at a slow, steady rate every day for the next three decades. The efficiency of the Site-43 facilities improved at a commensurate rate, and SCP-5520 frequently delivered ad hoc research papers and chemical formulations to the Foundation via the printer in his former office.

A partial digest of the correspondence between Dr. Scout and SCP-5520 is reproduced below.

[1969/01/24]

Dr. Scout: Alright Wynn, we're sending you something very caustic now.

Ah, you're finally coming down for a visit? I've missed you.

Dr. Scout: I'll tell Security and Containment that you've still got your sense of humour, maybe it'll put them at ease. In any event, please see what you can do with this stuff. If we can ameliorate it, we can lock up the object creating it for good.

I'll take a look, but my sympathies are with the object (for obvious reasons).


[10/13/1970]

Dr. Scout: How are you holding up down there?

I've developed a method for stripping the human body of its mucous membrane.

Dr. Scout: What? Why? That's not what you were supposed to be working on.

I'm going to cure catarrh! And the common cold.

Dr. Scout: The mucous membrane keeps us from getting sick, Wynn.

Oh.

Dr. Scout: But you know that, right?

Of course I do. I was just joking. To put you all at ease, remember?


[06/04/1971]

Dr. Scout: We can't make sense of the data you're sending us.

It's elementary enzyme design, Vivian.

Dr. Scout: We haven't invented enzyme design yet, Wynn.

Oh. Well, let me know when you have, then.


[06/29/1972]

stop it

Dr. Scout: Stop what, Wynn?

stop flushing your GODDAMNED TOILETS on me WHOEVER YOU ARE


[07/04/1972]

Dr. Scout: Are you there?

I'm sorry about last time. I got a little confused.

Dr. Scout: Yes, well, we're working on that problem for you. Is there anything else you need?

How are those floodgates doing?

Dr. Scout: The floodgates are fine.

Maybe you should test them.

Dr. Scout: What do you mean?

Dr. Scout: Wynn? What do you mean?


[08/17/1973]

Dr. Scout: I'm sending you the chemical equations and synthesis outline for a new antipsychotic developed at Site-19. It will completely suppress your reality-bending symptoms. I want you to make it, and I want you to TAKE it, and I want you to come back home.

Vivian,

What a clever formula! Thank you so much for sending me this, it's right up my alley. I'm sending you a list of chemical and procedural improvements, the shots should work much faster now.

Dr. Scout: But did you take it, Wynn?

Dr. Scout: Wynn?


[12/19/1975]

this is what you wanted isnt it

Dr. Scout: What do you mean?

i know who you are

i know what you DID

you put me here

youre KEEPING me here

you WANT me here

out of the way

Dr. Scout: You went down there on your own. I want you to come home.

do you think im stupid

do you think i dont understand

i hope you never forget what you did to me

i hope you NEVER FORGET what youre DOING to me


[12/21/1975]

Vivian?

Where are you?

Vivian?

I'm sorry.

At this point Dr. Scout reiterated his opposition to the project and refused to participate any further. SCP-5520 continued to transmit regular commentary on its activities to I&T and respond to all inquiries, apparently unaware (most of the time) of Dr. Scout's departure. A partial digest follows:

[06/11/1976]

Does chirality exist, Vivian? This is a serious question. Does chirality exist, or is it something I made up? This is a serious question.


[03/08/1979]

I don't remember my eyes.


[08/17/1980]

Where are you, Vivian? Why aren't you here? Please find attached five hundred pages of toxidrome reports.


[08/17/1980]

Why doesn't it ever rain down here, Vivian? It should rain down here. I NEED IT to rain down here.


[12/21/1985]

Yesterday I cured cancer. Today I can't remember how. Unless I'm imagining curing cancer yesterday, or imagining I've forgotten how, or imagining cancer, or imagining yesterday, or imagining today. Or


[05/06/1988]

Please find attached one page of words. They're the right ones.


[01/18/1990]

I've drawn up new manuals for AAF-C, Vivian. Please make sure you follow them to the letter when we build the facility twenty years ago. You don't want a repeat of what I just thought about.


[09/12/1991]

I know you're not Vivian.


Addendum 5520-2, Incident Summary: On 9 February 1996, Dr. V. Lesley Scout attempted to enact SUNDOWN protocol and decommission SCP-5520. Safeguards installed under O5 instructions prevented this act, and Dr. Scout was summoned to Site-01 for immediate questioning. A partial transcript of his interview with O5-8 is appended below.

[02/09/1996]

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Dr. V. Lesley Scout, 1996.

O5-8: Please, help me to understand why you did what you did.

Dr. Scout: He gave his life to us, all of it, from start to finish. To the good work. I owed him this… courtesy.

O5-8: What you call a courtesy, I might call an execution. His life is not finished.

Dr. Scout: With respect, sir, you mean you aren't finished with his life. We're not talking about someone's abandoned grandfather, who just needs his loved ones to visit and brighten his day. We're not talking about someone with cognitive impairment who just needs patience and affection and rewarding work to live a meaningful life. Not anymore.

We're talking about someone who's been completely alone and out of his mind for thirty years. Most of Wynn Rydderech is gone, and what's left is crying out for help, and we're not listening.

I've asked you, time and time again, to let me bring him back up here. To let me see if we can help him. He might never be the same, but at least he wouldn't be alone. He could live a real, human life, in the light. He would still be brilliant, he would still be Wynn, if we could manage his condition. But you refuse me, time and time again, and I've come to realize that you're never going to let him get better. You're going to keep him sick in the dark for all eternity if you can, so you can benefit from his sickness.

We are perpetuating a falsehood, through anomalous means, because it is convenient for us. That's not the Foundation I, or he, signed up to work for. Or built, if you please.

O5-8: You're one to talk about anomalous perpetuation. How old are you now, Mr. Baggins? Eleventy-one, isn't it?

Dr. Scout: I'm still myself. Wynn is not, by his own metrics. He left specific instructions for me on the matter, and his wishes are the only ones that should count. It's his life, and he put it in my hands. He trusted me. As his friend, and as his partner.

O5-8: I have access to the INFOnet feed. I've seen what Rydderech is saying. Just last week he asked you to "look in on Ashley." That doesn't sound like someone who's dissociating to me.

Dr. Scout: Do you know who Ashley is, sir?

O5-8: No, and I don't see why it matters. Is it his daughter? His cat?

Dr. Scout: His brother, sir. His dead brother, hit by a bus during the London Blackout of 1918.

Silence on recording.

Dr. Scout: He's suffering. And we're letting him suffer, keeping him apart, because he's useful to us. You know what he wants. If you've seen the feed, you've seen him begging for it. But you don't care. This isn't about him, it's about you.

Silence on recording.

Dr. Scout: You want to hear what Wynn, actually Wynn, thought about this?

Dr. Scout pulls a folded, yellow sheaf of papers from his suit.

Dr. Scout: Let me read this to you.

O5-8: What is it?

Dr. Scout: It's a letter he wrote. He asked that I open it if he ever became… compromised. He gave it to me the last time we went topside together, the day the Site became official. The first day of April, 1965.

I opened it thirty years ago.

O5-8: Fine. What does it say?

Dr. Scout: It says,

"Vivian,

I'm so pleased I got to see the lake one last time, and share that moment with you. As myself. Before…"

Dr. Scout pauses.

Dr. Scout: "…before what's going to happen to me. I know this is going to be difficult for you to understand, but I have to go away. I'm a danger to you, to the Site, maybe even to myself. I've tried to hide it, I've tried to control it, but I'm losing my grip. It's better for everyone if I disappear for a while.

Hopefully, I'll be back.

But if I'm not, I need to you understand something for me. I need you to understand who, and what, I am. So that you'll also understand if it's not me you're seeing, or hearing, down there in the dark. So that you'll do what needs to be done, as you always have. As we used to do, together.

You remember what we used to say at Cardiff? I know you've moved on to magic words and musty, dead old things, but I'm sure you haven't forgotten. There's magic in these words, too: "We are chemistry, and electricity."

That, and nothing besides. You and I are the sum of our electro-chemical reactions. Electricity is the fire that is our conscious selves, and chemistry is the beating of our hearts.

The wet, sparking computers in our heads are the most powerful thinking, feeling machines in existence, more complicated than anything we can devise. More points of failure than any bridge, any airplane, any equation. They always break down, in the end, and so do we. That ephemerality is part of the magic. The fire goes out, the heart stops beating.

Sometimes the fire goes out first, and we lose ourselves. We become not ourselves. Every human being has the right to decide where that line is drawn for themselves, personally. You know full well where I draw it.

Words have power, Vivian, but chemistry is power. If you change the chemistry, you change who you are.

And it doesn't take much.

Yours very truly,

- Wynn."

Silence on recording.

O5-8: Is that all, Dr. Scout?

Dr. Scout: Yes, sir.

O5-8: We'll take it under advisement.

Dr. Scout: …thank you, sir.

I&T continued to correspond regularly with SCP-5520 under O5 direction, and Dr. Scout resigned from the SCP Foundation on 1 April 1996.

Colleagues,

Per your offer of employment dated 1 April 1915, I must respectfully, retroactively, decline. You are not who I thought you were, and I, perhaps, am no longer who I thought I was.

You may keep your secrets, or you may benefit from them. You may not do both. If you continue to profit from the madness of our friend, you will soon find it impossible to hide him. The truth will out.

I should like to see the lake again.

- V・レスリー・スカウト、 サイト-43管理者

He retired to the town of Grand Bend within the limits of Nexus-94, succumbing to advanced old age one year later. The following message was received from SCP-5520 that same day:
He retired to the town of Grand Bend within the limits of Nexus-94, succumbing to advanced old age one year later. The following message was received from SCP-5520 that same day:

[1997/04/01]

ヴィヴィアン、

The sun sets for you, but never for me.

I look forward to seeing you, yesterday.

For today, the work goes on.



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