What is Promise //OTHERSIDE// Otherside is a ‘what if’ type of story, branching off of a moment in Silent Hill: Promise. It should be considered an alternate universe, and not a canonical ending or path to the original Promise. If the original author can write fanfiction for their own work, that’s what this is. Silent Hill: Promise as a story is finished and over. OTHERSIDE is not a continuation. It is really a ‘for fun’ AU I am doing for myself, because I want to return to the characters, themes and ideas and play with them from a new perspective. Returning to the world of Promise has crossed my mind before, but now that Silent Hill itself, and Silent Hill 2 are returning to the world thanks to Konami, I really couldn’t get it out of my mind.