Adrian Slend was a happy man. Always full of life and joy. He loved his family so much. His wife Maria, was his highschool sweetheart. They were married for 9 years when Maria passed away giving birth to their daughter Johnna. Adrian swore that he would protect Johnna from any harm, that he would always keep her happy and safe. Even when he came home, tired after long days of labor at the dock, he would always suck it up and play with Johnna. No amount of exhaustion or soreness could keep him from her. They were a perfect family. Until one summer day. Johnna was walking home from her first day of third grade. She couldn’t wait to tell her daddy what a great day she had! She was so excited, that she even took a shortcut through the woods. It was foggy and dark, but she didn’t care. She wanted to sit on her daddy’s lap and tell him everything. Adrian was at the house, making dinner and setting the table. He had made Johnna’s favorite meal. Shepherd’s pie. Adrian sat at the dinner table for hours, waiting for Johnna’s smiling face to walk through the door. But she never came home last night. Adrian was terrified. He quickly ran to the school, but no one was there. The only other way she could have taken was the woods. So, out of a hunch, he went there. Halfway down the trail, he hears a faint dripping sound. Following the noise, he comes to a tall pine tree. Holding his lantern up, he’s mortified. ^ feet above ground, with a tree trunk stabbed through her chest, was Johnna. Blood spewing from her mouth. A puddle of blood beneath her. Adrian collapses to his knees and starts to wail. It feel’s like his heart is being torn from his chest. He could barely breathe. His world was crumbling around him. Life was no longer living. Adrian felt a light tap on his should. Turning around, he barely made out a dark, brooding figure through his tears. “What’s wrong sir?” The Shadow asked. Adrian was so heartbroken, words didn’t even exist to him. The man chuckled, “I can help you Adrian. I can make sure no one ever hurts her again. I can bring her back. I just need you to run a few errands for me.”Without hesitation, Adrian quickly took the deal, without even asking what the errands were. The man then came into the light of Adrian’s lantern. He had bright yellow eyes, black hair that was slicked back, and seemed almost.. demon like. He reached out his hand and placed it on Adrian’s forehead. There was a deathly pain in his body, and couldn’t help but to black out. When he woke up, he was lying under the tree Johnna was hanging by the night before, but there was no Johnna. Adrian quickly jumped up and did a 360. He heard a little girl’s giggle, and turned to see Johnna. Alive. Sitting on a tree stump. 10 feet away. “Daddy!” Adrian ran over to his little girl, and threw his arms around her. But when he reached out, his arms went through her. “Daddy, I’m not really here. I’m with the strange man. I don’t know where, but I know I’m safe. He said he’d take care of me until you finished his errands.” Dazed and confused, he asked, “He never told me what they were..” With the straightest face she replied, “He needs you to collect 6,000 children’s souls.”
Since that day, Adrian roamed the Earth, collecting the souls of little kids, longing for the day his Johnna returns to him. Until that day, he is to be stuck in his demons body, and do the devil’s dirty work. And that my dear, is the story of Slenderman.
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