This story is called Countdown...
Let's all admit it. We always counted down when we saw numbers counting down to zero. But this story is a bit... weirder than randomly counting down to 0 from 10 (or maybe you could from 20?)
I was 10 at the time and I stumbled across a game called 'Run or Countdown", Thinking the name was spam and not about the game at all, I clicked on it. But boy was I wrong. When I joined it was a server of 5. I was the 5th to join this server. So this whole game was full.
I was talking to my friend at the time and we had this conversation:
Me: Hey, ever heard of a game called 'Run or Countdown'?
Them: ooh that, I saw it but scrolled past it
Me: It's pretty weird...
Them: oh really?
I looked back at the game after typing that and people were screaming in the chat?
Someone: OMG RUN
and then someone else was like,
Someone2: Did you see that?!
I looked back to the chat with my friend
Them: how weird is it?
Them: you there?
Them: it doesn't take you this long to reply, are you ok?
Me: Yeah, I'm fine. Just a bit scared about WHY THE HELL ARE PEOPLE SCREAMING IN THE CHAT
Them: Woah Woah Woah wait let me get on the game with you
Me: The game is full. So you can't join
I checked the number of people in the game and three people left?
Me: Oh wait, there are two open spots.
Them: ok let me join
He joined, and now we were both standing, in a black room, no one else was in the game, besides us.
Them: woah where did everyone go
Me: I don't know, and we need to find out.
Them: woah, we NEED to or is it optional?
Me: We NEED to.
Them: damn Nicole need is a strong word are you sure
Me: Yes, I am sure.
We walked to the end of the black room we were in and immediately heard screams.
Me: DID YOU JUST HAVE YOUR VOLUME UP TO HEAR THAT
Them: no what did you hear?!
Me: SCREAMS, DJ. SCREAMS.
Them: oh jeez ok I'm not putting my volume up
We fell in a hole and everything there was black too?
I started to hear whispers, but I couldn't make out what they were.
But I'm pretty sure I heard a 'RUN' in the whispers.
Me: WE NEED TO GET OUT OF THIS GAME NOW
My typing started to mess up because I was shaking. I honestly didn't care if I died or not I just want my only Roblox friend to be safe.
Them: whoa why?
Me: I HEARD WHISPERS AND I THINK I HEARD 'RUN' WE NEED TO GO NOW
Them: oh OK and tell me...
Them: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS BENEATH US
Me: HOLY SHT
It was a giant spike there with a blood decal on the base plate of where the spike was standing.
I started to hear numbers being whispered.
Me: DJ WE NEED TO GO NOW
Them: I DON'T CARE, YOU LEAVE. I WANT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS
Me: DJ NO LEAVE OR I DON'T LEAVE
Me: DJ JUST LEAVE! OR WE ARE GONNA DIE!!
I left at that time. And it's been 1 year since I heard from them.
I saw the game again, so I joined.
It looked like a graveyard this time.
There were graves with a photo of who died.
I kept looking through, and the second to last one...
'Here Lies [NAME REDACTED]'
Even if the name was taken away, I knew this was my friend.
I sit there, on my computer.
With no motion except slowly starting to say,
"Why did you countdown?"