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Mary's Letter
MarysLetter
Mary's letter
Description
"That's definitely Mary's name in her own handwriting on the front of the envelope."
Purpose
Examining it frequently increases the chance of obtaining the Leave ending
Location
In inventory at start of game
Variants
None
Appearances
Silent Hill 2

Mary's Letter is an important item received in Silent Hill 2. The letter was written by Mary Shepherd-Sunderland while she was terminally ill and was meant to be given to James Sunderland; however, it is the mystery of the letter that brings James to Silent Hill. It is one of the first items James receives and, depending on which ending the player receives, also the last item.

In the beginning, the letter ends at the line "Waiting for you...", leading James to believe that Mary is indeed alive and waiting for him, whereas the final letter reveals that it was actually written shortly before her death.

Transcript

"In my restless dreams,
I see that town.

Silent Hill.

You promised me you'd take me
there again someday.
But you never did.

Well, I'm alone there now...
In our 'special place'...
Waiting for you...

Waiting for you to
come to see me.

But you never do.

And so I wait, wrapped in my
cocoon of pain and loneliness.

I know I've done a terrible
thing to you. Something you'll
never forgive me for.

I wish I could change
that, but I can't.

I feel so pathetic and ugly
laying here, waiting for you...

Every day I stare up at the cracks
in the ceiling and all I can think
about is how unfair it all is...

The doctor came today.
He told me I could go
home for a short stay.

It’s not that I'm getting better.
It’s just that this may be
my last chance...

I think you know what I mean...

Even so, I'm glad to be coming
home. I've missed you terribly.

But I'm afraid, James.
I'm afraid you don't really
want me to come home.

Whenever you come see me,
I can tell how hard it is on you...

I don't know if you
hate me or pity me...
Or maybe I just disgust you...

I'm sorry about that.

When I first learned that
I was going to die, I just
didn't want to accept it.

I was so angry all the time and I
struck out at everyone I loved most.
Especially you, James.

That's why I understand
if you do hate me.

But I want you to
know this, James.

I'll always love you.

Even though our life together had
to end like this, I still wouldn't
trade it for the world. We had
some wonderful years together.

Well, this letter has gone on
too long, so I'll say goodbye.

I told the nurse to give
this to you after I'm gone.

That means that as you read
this, I'm already dead.

I can't tell you to remember me,
but I can't bear for you to
forget me.

These last few years since I
became ill... I'm so sorry for
what I did to you, did to us...

You've given me so much and
I haven't been able to return
a single thing.

That's why I want you to live
for yourself now.
Do what's best for you, James.

James...

You made me happy...

Trivia

Mary'sLetter2

The blank letter.

  • If the player checks the letter, James reveals it is in Mary's handwriting; however, following the fight with Eddie Dombrowski all the writing disappears, leaving James with a blank piece of paper. After viewing the videotape in Room 312 of the Lakeview Hotel, the blank piece of paper disappears completely. Finally, after James encounters Pyramid Head for the last time, the envelope disappears.
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Characters
Major Characters
James Sunderland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - Angela Orosco - Laura - Eddie Dombrowski - Maria
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Ernest Baldwin - Amy Baldwin - Mary's Doctor - Rachel - Thomas Orosco - Mrs. Orosco - Jennifer Carroll - Patrick Chester - Mira - Harry Mason - Greys - Scott Fairbanks - Walter Sullivan
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Abstract Daddy - Bubble Head Nurse - Creeper - Flesh Lip - Lying Figure - Mandarin - Mannequin - Mary - Prisoners - Pyramid Head
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