In-game screenshot of Mercy in class. The in-game text reads: The chairs clattered and screeched before class that morning. Our classroom was simple and uniform, with desks lining the room in neat rows and columns and a chalkboard up behind the teacher's podium. In that moment, however, it was distorted, tinted red. The songs of the students resonated throughout the hall, leaking through the open doors, pouring into the room, drowning and suffocating me. If I spoke to anyone, I'd hear something ugly and vile. I covered my ears. It's better to keep everything soundless, I thought.

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