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SCP-XXXX's garden.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: A greenhouse has been constructed around the garden occupied by SCP-XXXX and a 50 m area surrounding the edifice has been blocked from civilian access. Prunings, watering, and general maintenance of the garden is to be carried out as needed. Structural or mechanical malfunctions in SCP-XXXX's containment and/or irrigation systems are to be repaired by specifically trained D-Class personnel.

SCP-XXXX-1 instances are to be monitored until a Bloom Event takes place. Individuals affected by Bloom Events are to be immediately secured and amnestics are to be administered to any witnesses.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a sentient pink rose located in a small rose garden in Domfront, France. It is capable of speech, which appears to originate from its stigma, and its petals move as if to imitate a mouth when it speaks. SCP-XXXX is also able to move its stem to face the subjects it is interacting with and uses the leaves along its length as hands. The entity identifies as 'The Queen of Roses' and has asked to be referred to as such. SCP-XXXX is highly conversational and will interact with any subjects which approach it.

Subjects exposed to SCP-XXXX experience lowered blood pressure, relaxation of nerves, and an increase in dopamine generation; which has been described as 'soothing.' At the end of a conversation with SCP-XXXX, it will offer the subject interacting with it one of its petals. In the event the subject accepts SCP-XXXX's offer and follows the instructions they are given, they will become an instance of SCP-XXXX-1. Accepting or denying SCP-XXXX's offer will have no effect in attempted follow-up interactions, as SCP-XXXX will fail to respond to further communication attempts following the first.

Instances of SCP-XXXX-1 will make the effects of interacting with SCP-XXXX permanent and will persist through the administration of amnestics. SCP-XXXX-1 instances will also report a higher than average level of happiness and will not suffer from negative mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, etc.

Bloom Events: Bloom Events occur upon the expiration of an instance of SCP-XXXX-1, regardless of cause. Naturally occurring bloom events typically occur in SCP-XXXX-1 instances of old age (usually septuagenarian or octogenarian) and will take place in their home or similar places of comfort. The subject will enter a state of rest and fall asleep for upwards of an hour before ceasing all life functions. Upon expiration, the remaining corpse will demanifest and be replaced with pink rose petals resembling the shape of the SCP-XXXX-1 instance's corpse.

Petals created from Bloom Events are non-anomalous.

Addendum XXXX.1: Experiment Log

D-5341 was introduced into SCP-XXXX to test the immediate effects of the anomaly.

Incident 1221: The first anomalous instance regarding SCP-XXXX was recorded on June 15th, 1997 after several eye-witness reports of a woman "erupting into petals" were investigated. MTF Pi-30 (Hedgeclippers) was dispatched to investigate the garden. The attached document was recovered. Forensic analysis of the document identified the author as a 73-year-old named Mia ████. A cover story was created stating Mia ████ passed away due to cardiac arrest. Class-A amnestics were administered to witnesses of the event.


Maria,




You've grown up so much over the years.
Gosh, I loved watching you grow into such a beautiful woman.
Remember that one time when you were 5 when we went and ate an entire cake together?
Then you fell asleep on my shoulder, and I carried you to your bedroom.

I remember when I was just a girl, your grandmother used to sing me such a
beautiful song. I believe it was called "La Vie en Rose". Gosh, I really wish
I could hear her sing it again. I would say that I've always lived like my life in pink, everything
has always been so beautiful to me ever since I first visited this garden as a little girl.


Your Father has been gone for a long time now. I know it seems scary that
you're losing your other parent, but I want you to understand that the experiences
we shared will never go away. I love you so much, Maria.


Inside of this envelope, I'm leaving you a pink rose I picked from this garden.
I made sure to find the prettiest one just for you. Hold onto this rose for me when it
dries up, okay?

Love,


Mom


MTF Pi-30 agent Craig Hart was the first to find and interact with SCP-XXXX. Hart refused SCP-XXXX's offer.

Addendum XXXX-2: SCP-XXXX was observed as wilting on 07/26/2017. The entity's condition was closely monitored over a month-long period during which SCP-XXXX shed most of its petals became sickly in appearance. D-4883 as instructed to enter the garden and approach SCP-XXXX to investigate as a surrogate for Dr. Carter.

Incident 1223: Three weeks following Incident 1221, all the roses in SCP-XXXX's garden wilted and expired within a span of two hours, followed by SCP-XXXX. The following document was located where SCP-XXXX formerly lay.


No, I regret nothing. Whether it is the good it is been done to me… or the bad, it's all the same to me.

C'est la vie!

SCP-XXXX will be reclassified as 'Neutralized' following the expiration of all remaining SCP-XXXX-1 instances. There are currently 19 12 SCP-XXXX-1 instances under Foundation surveillance.

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