I was around 11 when I got the game Minecraft off of mojang.com. I had seen it off of YouTube, Twitter, etc.. I decided it was finally time to buy it. We had just gotten home from WalMart after I had just purchased a gift code in the games section, over by the part with all the PC and Mac games. I loaded up the website, made an account, downloaded it, and started playing. While It was downloading, I looked at the patch notes for 1.8.1, or whatever update it is. All the way at the bottom of the patch notes, it said the usual “Removed Herobrine” joke. I was not one of those 6 year old believers, recording the screen of their Xbox, while their friend, “HEROBRINE_MC2121”, breaking through their dirt house with a diamond sword and the skin pack, but I thought… What if he really did exist? No, it was a long shot, just a rumor passed around by kids at school. After playing for a while, on single player---survival, I noticed something. There were no mobs. It had already been nighttime for a while, around 7 minutes or so. I noticed no zombies, no skeletons, no creepers. I figured I had just put it on peaceful without noticing. This idea was quickly lost from my mind when It had turned day-time. Again. No cows, no pigs, no sheep. There was something really wrong when there had been no animals, because there was no way I could’ve known of to turn passive mob spawning off. Walking for a while, I stumbled on a cave with torches in it. That’s odd, I’ve never been on this side of the world… Why would there be torches there?.. I switched to my golden sword, and walked in, slowly. I found lava, spewing from the ceiling, and I decided I should leave. I couldn’t. There was solid layers of bedrock, covering the entrance. Bet I can dig down, and go around… I couldn’t. I was in a box of unbreakable stone. Might as well just get off. I’m tired and I’ve got school tomorrow, anyways… I moved my left pinkie over to the ESC key on my Razer Chroma. That’s odd, why won’t it work?.. Pressing it more, I assumed my ESC key just must be broken. I attempted to decline my hand down to the power button on my tower. I couldn’t move my body from my forearms back, other than my eyes and my neck. I looked to the bottom left of the screen…
[Herobrine]: No escape…
I was teleported into a black room. Suddenly, a torch, was placed on an iron block wall. Blank eyes on a default “Steve?” skin. “Wha- H- Herobrine?”, I stuttered.
“No…”, he said.
“Then who are you?”
“Your worst nightmare.”
“Wh- What do you want from me?!”
“Oh, nothing. Just to kill you in the real world.”
“You see, I’m going to murder your soul, and possess your body, in the real world.”
He grabbed a diamond sword, and hit my player with it. A mutilating pain was felt in my chest. This was hurting me in real life. He looked into my player’s eyes, and his eyes were a blinding portal into some dark, void-like realm of tortured souls.
“What? How could this be?”
“What, can’t ‘steal my soul’?”
“No, you can’t possess a person who has already been possessed.”