To a Life That Should Not Have Been Lost
rating: +1+x
Item#: XXXX
Level2
Containment Class:
keter
Secondary Class:
none
Disruption Class:
dark
Risk Class:
notice

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An close-up of SCP-XXXX-1 instances on a grave.

Special Containment Procedures: The Foundation front "Society for Cemetery Preservation" is to take credit for all instances discovered by civilians, altering documentation and administering amnestics to relatives of the deceased as needed.

By order of the Ethics Committee, SCP-XXXX-1 instances are not to be altered, damaged, or destroyed. SCP-XXXX-1 instances are to be removed using bort-edged saw blades. During removal periods, the corresponding locations are to be closed to the public, under the guise of ongoing renovations.

Photographs, recordings, and other evidence of SCP-XXXX-2 are to be confiscated and destroyed.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a phenomenon that causes flower sculptures (designated SCP-XXXX-1) to appear on certain gravemarkers in the country of Denmark. SCP-XXXX-1 instances have a composition identical to their substrate, being composed of granite, marble, or other materials commonly used in tombstones, despite their abnormal colouration.

"SCP-XXXX affects the graves of children; manifestations occur approximately two to three weeks after construction of the marker.

Addendum XXXX-1 Discovery: SCP-XXXX was discovered by Foundation researcher Lucas Nielsen following the death of his son Jonathan Nielsen at the age of three from a congenital heart condition. During the term of his bereavement leave, Nielsen was visiting the gravesite when he discovered that multiple instances of SCP-XXXX-1 had appeared upon the tombstone and informed the Foundation.

Addendum XXXX-2: SCP-XXXX-2 is a humanoid entity resembling a young woman, believed to be responsible for the generation of SCP-XXXX-1 instances. The precise mechanism by which it generates instances, as well as its degree of conscious control over the mechanism, remains unknown.

SCP-XXXX-2 was first discovered by Researcher Nielsen, who upon returning to work informed his superiors that he had taken the remainder of his leave to personally investigate SCP-XXXX. Upon encountering SCP-XXXX-2, Nielsen approached it and engaged in a conversation he recorded on his phone. A transcript of this interview is included below.

Interviewed: SCP-XXXX-2

Interviewer: Researcher Lucas Nielsen

Foreword: Nielsen encountered SCP-XXXX-2 in the same graveyard his son was buried at, at the site of a new SCP-XXXX occurrence.

<Begin Log, 03:01>

Nielsen: Hello there. Is it all right if I sit?

SCP-XXXX-2: Of course. Have we met before? Something about you seems familiar.

Nielsen: Uh, my son, Jonathan, he died. Some time ago. We buried him here.

SCP-XXXX-2: Oh, yes, of course. I remember now. Did you like the roses?

Nielsen: I-Yes. Thank you, they were very nice.

SCP-XXXX-2: My mother liked flowers. Or at least I think she did. It's hard to tell what's real sometimes.

Nielsen: Who was your mother?

SCP-XXXX-2: Someone who wanted to have a baby more than anything else in the world, I think. But something went wrong and, well, here I am.

Nielsen: So you're what, a spirit? Some type of ghost?

SCP-XXXX-2: No, not exactly. It's sort of like… well, your son. He died when he was three? I believe that's what it said on the stone. Did you ever imagine what type of person he would grow up to be?

Nielsen does not respond.

SCP-XXXX-2: I think that's what my mother did. But she was different from other people, she could make things happen just by wanting them. And what she wanted more than anything was to see her little Anna grow up.

Nielsen: Anna. That's your name?

SCP-XXXX-2: Shakes its head No. That was her name. Anna [REDACTED]. I'm not really anyone. Just an idealized image.

Nielsen: You seem fairly content with it, though.

SCP-XXXX-2: Because that's what she made me to be. I'm kind and compassionate, and always put other people's needs before my own. I've never hurt anyone, and what I want to do most of all is remind people who've lost someone that they're not alone. It's not the worst life to have, I suppose.

Nielsen: I… no, I suppose not.

SCP-XXXX-2: You seem different from most people I've met. You're not surprised by any of this. Why?

Nielsen: I'm part of this organization called the SCP Foundation. We deal with things that don't make sense, monsters, or people with strange abilities. We find them and keep them locked away where people can't discover or get hurt by them.

SCP-XXXX-2: Oh. So you want me to stop?

Nielsen: I think my superiors would say that you should.

SCP-XXXX-2: I see. What do you think?

Nielsen: I suppose you're just trying to be kind. I don't see why-

SCP-XXXX-2 flickers.

Nielsen: Are you all right?

SCP-XXXX-2: It's been happening for a while. Started a couple months ago. I think… whatever my mother used to 'make' me in the first place is running out. Maybe she died? Or maybe she's just moved on.

Nielsen: So how long do you have left?

SCP-XXXX-2: I'm not sure. Maybe a few months? Maybe the better part of a year, if I'm lucky. And then, either way, your Foundation gets its wish.

Nielsen: I… Anna. For what it's worth, I'm sorry.

SCP-XXXX-2: Thank you.

SCP-XXXX-2 and Nielsen both remain silent.

SCP-XXXX-2: I hope it doesn't hurt.

<End Log, 3:15>

Closing Statement: SCP-XXXX-2 demanifested after the end of the interview. On the recommendation of his superiors, researcher Nielsen was placed on administrative leave.

Addendum:At the time of the original discovery and classification, SCP-XXXX had an occurrence rate of approximately every 3-4 weeks. SCP-XXXX events are growing less frequent, with the time in between events lengthening 3-4 events.

If the current rate of decline persists, SCP-XXXX will functionally cease and should be reclassified as Neutralized by the end of the year.

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