I’ve been Simon’s carer for about five years now. He suffers from DID meaning he has a number of different personalities that pop out from time to time. I’ve been working with people like him since I left school, I just want to make people feel better about themselves. But Simon has always been a challenge, I’ve always got on well with Simon himself, and Charlie most of the time, but the other two don’t take too well to kindness.
There have been some scary times looking after him, it must be said. Badman doesn’t seem to understand who I am and he has tried to hurt me before, he’s never hurt me badly though. The worst time he punched me in the arm, after that they tried to take him away from me. They said I was too weak to control him if he has another outburst but I stood my ground, I don’t want to abandon him, I feel for him.
But this week things have started to get completely out of hand. Badman has somehow convinced Simon and all the other personalities that he’s killed me. They all believe it, they’ve written these statements and they all say the same thing. Sarah wrote one that really hurt me, I knew she didn’t like me but I didn’t know it was to that extent, it was horrible to read. I need to clear things up though. Simon’s statements aren’t particularly trustworthy. Simon, himself, is normally very sensible and down-to-earth but this whole thing seems to have made him lose it a bit too.
That day when we went to Tesco he was fine. We needed some tomatoes to make spaghetti Bolognese for dinner and Charlie came out for the walk. What Charlie wrote is mostly correct. As he often does Charlie started complaining of hearing the others talk in his head, it gets me a bit agitated because he moans incessantly to me so I grabbed his arm and told him, firmly, to stop. He happened to be holding a can of tomatoes which he dropped when I grabbed him. For some reason Charlie thought a woman was screaming in the next aisle, the strange thing was there was no one there. Obviously, this was made even weirder by the fact that Badman recalled a screaming woman too. It’s not unusual for Badman to make things up but for him and Charlie to make up the same thing is very unusual. I don’t knowwhere Charlie got this idea of being in an interrogation room from, Badman has somehow convinced them all of stuff that hasn’t happened. It’s as if his disillusions have leaked over into Simon’s other alter-egos.
At the moment, sadly, Simon has been taken to a home and his psychiatrist cannot figure out where all this stuff has come from and because it could imply murderous intent he’s deemed unsafe to be out in public. I don’t understand what happened to him that day, all he did was whimper in the shop, I have no recollection of Badman even coming out but they all seem convinced that I’ve been killed. I’m hoping this stuff will all get sorted and I can have my Simon back soon.
Exactly one week after these statements were written for Simon Falmouth’s psychological report Mary Winters was found dead in an aisle in Tesco Express on Elland Road. The CCTV capture no footage of a murderer but her body was found to have stab wounds exactly the same as those reported in Badman’s statement. Simon was locked in his cell at his institution the whole time her death occurred, an investigation is underway.