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As proper, complete containment of SCP-5699 requires the use of mass-incarceration of affected individuals, lockdowns of major metropolitan areas and extensive application of class-A amnestics, containment of SCP-5699 has been indefinitely suspended. As SCP-5699 typically affects individuals experiencing trauma and emotional instability, containment specialists assigned to SCP-5699 have noted that witnesses regard SCP-5699 as a hallucination, or an extended period of delirium. As such, the O5 Council have ruled that SCP-5699 does not require active containment.
~ The SCP Foundation ruling out SCP-5699's containment.

SCP-5699, also known as Take Care of Yourself., is a Safe-class SCP. SCP-5699 is physically uncontainable due to being a paranormal event that can manifest anywhere, but due to its benelovent nature and the inhumane methods it would take to be fully contained, it is one of the few SCPs that the SCP Foundation exempts from containment measures.

Description

SCP-5699 is classed as a white-class spectral anomaly (a benelovent spirit or ghost) or group of entities, appearing as a hooded humanoid figure with a reflective glass pane instead of a head. It appears before individuals who are in emotional turmoil such as despair or depression, and is more likely to appear if they are suicidal. When an SCP-5699 instance appears, it will follow that individual for approximately five minutes before vanishing and writing a message on a nearby mirror or reflective surface through its fog.

SCP-5699's messages typically involve positive memories and events from the life of the person that it visited, notably selfless actions they did in the past from acts of kindness to good deeds. Many of its messages are told from the perspective of the recipients of those good deeds, even after being deceased.

Dr. Ronald Pearson, a Foundation researcher and leader of the SCP-5699 project, convinced the O-5 Council to exempt SCP-5699 from being censored from the public, as it would require unnecessarily cruel and extremist procedures (incarceration, lockdowns and amnestics for entire populations) to be contained. Since Pearson already suffered from depression, SCP-5699 was able to visit him and write a message on his bathroom mirror. It was a message from the SCP itself, thanking Pearson for giving it freedom so it could continue to help people, and saying that it loves him and tells him not to forget that.

Quotes

You held my hand as I said goodbye to her, and walked me home, shielding my eyes from the new mothers. You stayed with me. You hadn't even thought of leaving me.
The little old lady in the hospital who sat at the windowsill, screaming at nothing outside was comforted by your hand. It wasn't her granddaughter's, who hadn't been there, both in hospital and in life. But you did. You stood by her, gently holding her hand.
You bought me a dress and helped me with the straps. You told me I was pretty and loved, and that the girl who had been inside of me the whole time was finally freed.
You told me that you believed me.
The haggard man who would lie by the garbage bags piled near the pub, who would rest and sleep by a brick-wall, was fed by you. Of course you didn't cook anything, but you bought the soup with your own pocket money.
You gave me your beloved dolly.
Prom was less lonely with you.
You hugged me when nobody would- You didn't know that it wasn't contagious, only through blood- And even if, you would have still shown me kindness.
The birdies in the park were well-fed, after a long winter.
You held my hand and fanned my cheek as the monitor dipped and swooned. You gripped my hand, holding onto my wedding ring as the beep grew loud, and would gently stroke my arm, as the beeps grew silent.
You let me be free from the cell,
You let me wander and love
You helped me.
You did everything that your name and place would balk
So I will be free.
I won't forget you.
You are loved, by me.
Don't forget that.
~ SCP-5699 thanking Dr. Ronald Pearson and the Foundation for letting it remain free.

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