I finally find some courage to ask why all this teenagers are here.
"I was seeing someone, a murderer, in my dreams. I was so deeply attached that I wouldn't wake up and when I did, I went crazy. I wouldn't stop looking for him, anywhere. I was in love with the murderer in my dreams and my folks became terrified of me. I would always scream his name in my sleep, Chase. I couldn't stop thinking about him. I wouldn't eat, nor come out of my room. I wouldn't speak to anyone. The murderer took over my life and ever since my treatments here, I have been getting better," Shares Gwen.
"Well, that was boring!" Squeals MaryAnn. "I used to dress up like the scary clown man and walk out into the streets, scaring the little children and adults, like the nice man told me to. I always did what I was told. The nice man was kind to me. He would always come to bed with me if I was ever scared and that was often.
"One day, someone was driving late at night and I was dressed in the pretty clown costume. The little car cam towards me and never bothered to stop. The mean car hit me and I was in the hospital for a week. When I went back home, I went back to being the clown. My parents only than heard about what I was doing at the hospital and tried to keep me out of the streets. The nice man told me not to listen and I didn't. The nice man killed my mean old parents. I was happy and then I came here!" She sings.
Well, now I know who not to be alone with. I shudder. "Um, how about you, Amelia?"
"She wont speak, but I know why she is here and so do the others," Says Gwen.
"She was hearing the voices in her head and they silenced her. She hasn't spoken since the day she got here and she refuses to. She has had treatments done, but they aren't working like doctor Hivaids wants them to."
"Alright my turn," Snaps Alexander. "I am not mental. There is nothing wrong with me and there never has been and never will be! I am NORMAL! I AM LIKE YOU! NORMAL! YOU HEAR ME!" Dark skinned men are entering the room and the girls and myself back away into a corner. "I AM NORMAL! NOT MENTAL! GAHHHHH!"
Alexander is rushed away in a straight jacket and is squirming fiercely, making strange noises and screaming all the way down the hall.
"He's possessed," Says the woman behind the counter.
"Nobody knows why Jenny is here and she is really weird. Like, really weird. She wont tell anybody why she's here. She doesn't get seen my the doctor and she has never had a random outburst. It's a mystery," Informs Gwen.
Alexis laughs and kicks Gwen off the couch. She cracks the joints in her hands and wrist and fishes around her black coats pockets. Finally she finds something and begins scraping her wrists.
"Well, I'm in this hellhole because I killed my little brother and multiple animals. Drowned him in the pond behind my house. Shot the animals with my daddy's tommy gun in my barn and then set them on fire, burning down the barn with them. Couple small dogs, cats and rabbits. I am mental, agreed. I wont deny it, but I don't know why I did it. I know they wont let me out of here, though." She stops. "What'd you to, Matty boy?"
I clear my throat and focus on something far away in the distance.
"I uh, I am driven mad my a, a thing. Something that has driven me to the edge of insanity and I can't take my life back from it. It's caged my mind. Drove my family away from me and sent me here." I tell them. That is all after all.
I have learned I am in this asylum with a murderer, a possessed guy, silence, unknown and a clown and a dreamer. Great.