Kyran Dean had not been sure it was possible for him to feel sorry for Adonis Alba. So much happened to Adonis with the reputation at school and the booting the ex-cornerback got from the football team, he hadn't considered what the guy's life had become after that. It was still Alba's own fault and Kyran could still react to the guys' name with "hate that guy" like he did with Richard, but right now, he felt bad for bringing this up.
"Nevermind." Kyran started cracking his knuckles, just to loosen the irritation in his joints as he tried to think of how to move this conversation forward, away from the awkwardness in Adonis' direction, to something productive.
"Look. Me and Natali split, because I needed to find some people and she wanted to lay low. We tried doing that yesterday, but it didn't work out. We couldn't find Kristina Hartmann after Tina shot as us. It's like she just disappeared. I'm still hoping to find her. Maybe a few others."
Kyran glanced at Adonis, careful not to use the word friend. He wasn't sure if Alba would even know any of the people he was going to talk about, because the guy had some trouble putting faces to names and vice versa, as he didn't know who gun girl was. He doubted Adonis even knew who Katarina was. A sudden thought came to Kyran's mind about that, but he'd bring that up for later. Instead he started listing a few specific names.
"Chuck. Michael Crowe. Jason Andrews. Paris."
Hopefully a few of those names would be recognizable for Adonis, or at least memorable enough to stick.
"We were too late with Aaron Chalmers, but the other boys on our team, on that bus," Kyran started to say as he thought again of the guys from the team who were on their fateful bus. "Roy Benson, Brandon Baxter, Johnny Lancer, they're all still alive. I want to find all these guys and maybe someone who knows what to do."
Kyran turned to Adonis, swallowed at the dry itch in back of his throat, then spoke again. It was worth asking.
"Do you know what to do," Kyran lifted one arm in the air and waved it in a circular motion representing the whole dilemma. "...about all this?"
This was probably the most he's ever talked to a majority of people, much less Adonis Alba. Ever.