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I don't know how else to say this... Jake is dead. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. You deserve to know what happened but it hurts to even think about it.
It all began when I was having dinner with my mother. I haven't been eating much since Jake went missing and my mother and I don't really talk. Our mutual silence was interrupted by screaming and shouting outside. We left the house to see what the commotion was about. The noise seemed to be coming from the park about a block away. There was a large crowd gathered. I pushed my way through the sea of people so that I could see what was going on. It appeared to be a public execution. There were 3 lifeless bodies hanging from nooses. There was another headless body on the ground next to them. What I saw then made me more scared than I have ever been in my life. I saw Jake... alive, tied to a large stake with rope wrapped around his neck.
Then this large <Brawler> of a man walks up to Jake carrying a bucket of water and says, "You stand here guilty of treason. Here is what is going to happen. We're going to light this stake on fire. It is <Flammable> and will burn for quite a while.You're a young lad so if you profess your love for our emperor, I will take mercy on you with this bucket of water." He then nodded to another man who used a torch to light the stake.
The fire spread quickly. Jake begged, "No please don't! I didn't do anything!" I could see the tears in his eyes. I could feel the heat from the flames. The Man With The Bucket said, "I want to help you but I can't unless you profess your love for our emperor!" Jake screamed in agony, "I love the emperor!" Jake's clothes were on fire now and Jake was thrashing helplessly as the rope around his neck held firm. The Man With The Bucket smiled and said "Sorry, I couldn't quite hear that over the fire, what did you say?" Jake screamed "I LOVE THE EMPEROR! I LOVE THE EMPEROR! PLEASE!!!" The Man With The Bucket motioned to the crowd, and raised the bucket. And then for a brief moment, I could swear he was looking right at me.He emptied the bucket on the ground and watered the grass.
Moments later, Jake was dead and motionless yet the fires raged on. He had become a <Flaming Corpse>.