Hillview High – Mason Square@Atrophy
Rien didn’t want to abandon Maddie, but they knew that Penny was right. So they shoved some leaves over her, along with Penny’s jacket. They doubted it would do much, but maybe the glutton would concentrate on the people who were actually moving. Now wasn’t that a lovely thought?
They decided not to follow Penny – wherever she was going, it seemed closer to the thick of things. Rien was under no illusion that they’d be useful there. They’d rather just figure a way out of this mess. Not that they thought they could do that either.
They took of running in the opposite direction, going as fast as they could towards the wall. They narrowly avoided colliding with it, so one minded in their goal of getting to it. There had to be a way through it, right?
As they tried to figure it out they heard voices nearby – other people, obviously… including the familiar voice of someone who had fucked right off when everything went to shit. Not that Rien had (many) hard feelings about it, not in this situation. But going towards other people would be a good thing.
They got to the other two just as Billy grabbed Rita by the shoulders, growling out something far
“Oy! I hope you’re not planning to throw
someone else into that wall,” Rien was quick to make themselves known, throwing Billy something of a glare. “I think there are better ways to test it… and this isn’t the way to go about it.”
Hoping that he wouldn’t do anything stupid quickly, now that someone else was here, they pulled out their sketch pad. It only took a couple of minutes to draw up a mouse – and they made sure to keep a good hold of it after they pulled it out of the drawing. It was very much alive, and they would’ve felt bad about what they were about to do if it wasn’t for the situation.
“How about we test it with this, yeah?” Rien asked, holding up the mouse.
Hillview High – Mason Square@Ciaran@Surtr Inc
“It’s ok,” Caelea responded to Paige, with a slight nod as she mostly concentrated on running. “I don’t want to watch anyone else die.”
Not after what had happened to Hagan. She wasn’t even friends with this girl, or anyone else here for that matter, but it felt wrong to lose anyone else. She wanted to prevent that as much as she could.
Caelea was silent when they bumped into Jordan and Kimberly, and silent still as they continued running in the same direction as the pair. She tried not to let her thoughts go down the negative – about how they were pretty screwed if the glutton actually came after them. Caelea could run pretty quickly by herself, but not while supporting someone else.
“What the fuck,” Caelea put a hand out to balance herself, only to find out she wasn’t actually falling. The extreme panic she’d felt continued to pound through her brains, making her want to just run the fuck away. But she couldn’t just abandon Paige, not when she’d been scared this whole time anyway. She forced herself to calm down just enough.
“I can agree with that,” Caelea nodded slightly to Jordan. “I don’t want to find out what’s going on over there…”
“And I don’t fancy our chances if it comes back for us.”