Harper had no reply to Amelia’s comment, but Martha smiled at the comment directed at her. Things were good. They were confident and ready-well, Harper seemed unsure, but Amelia was sure the girl would rather try and escape than be killed-they had a plan, and knew what they were doing. Well, Amelia and Martha did. Trevor, enigmatic as ever, seemed slightly nervous. Amelia let Martha handle his statements, although she did add on at the end; “That rifle would be useful, though, with someone... smarter...”
“Well, if it’ll make you all happy...”
Amelia looked over at Bruce, who was preparing to fire the gun. Amelia nodded her head, and prepared herself for the gunshot. Wonder how loud it’s actually gonna be... jeez, I better not scream or anything... that’d just be the perfect way of ruining any authority I had... wait, the fu-
And then Bruce was pointing the rifle at them. There was no time to move out of the way, and as Amelia heard the bang, she could only raise the pickaxe as an utterly useless shield. It took all of her willpower to avoid screaming. Amelia wildly looked around to see whether anyone had been hurt. To her relief, everyone seemed fine, albeit more than a little shaken. Then she noticed that Bruce was laughing, and the penny dropped.
Amelia furiously turned towards Bruce, slightly lowering the pickaxe but still keeping it threateningly high. “Bruce! Jesus Christ, you dickhead!” she yelled. “Why the fuck did you think that was a good ide-“
Amelia’s rant was cut short as she heard another bang, this one even louder than the first, and this time Amelia did scream, again raising the pickaxe. Seeing as Amelia had never heard a gunshot before, for a few seconds her mind raced with all the possibilities of what had just happened. Maybe something’s like, fallen off the back of a wagon, something heavy... or, I dunno, some sort of explosion from inside the trading post... or... oh, shit!
Once again, the penny dropped. Once again, Amelia wildly looked around to see whether anyone had been hurt. Only this time, to Amelia’s utter horror, it seemed as if someone had been. There was a dark red stain pooling out around Martha’s stomach, growing with every second. Martha herself was laying face-up on the ground, unmoving.
For a few seconds, Amelia found herself rooted to the spot, unable to do anything except repeat, over and over again; “M-Martha? Martha, say something, Martha!” After what seemed like years, she saw Harper walking over towards Martha, and Amelia joined her, with no idea of what to do. Harper bent down, reached towards Martha’s neck, looking for her pulse. Amelia hoped against hope that she’d find something, that there’d be some slim hope, ignoring the ever-growing pool of red, ignoring Martha’s open yet unblinking eyes...
And then Harper stood up, drew her mallet towards her chest, and Amelia knew that Martha was gone, and it was her fault. She’d thought up the whole plan. Harper had been right, the plan had been horrendously flawed, there had to have been some easier way that she’d just been too stupid to think off...
No. It’s his fault. It’s all Bruce’s fault. If he’d just decided to follow the fucking plan instead of trying to joke around with a fucking gun, Martha would still be alive.
Amelia raised her pickaxe again, and then turned to Bruce. Harper seemed to want answers. Amelia just wanted him to get out of her sight.
“Bruce...” Amelia could feel tears welling up in her eyes as she spoke. “Get the fuck out of here, before I drive this pickaxe through your skull.”
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G18 - Bunny Barlowe - "And I bet you're a coward, too."
Weapon: Maschinenpistole 40, Kevlar Vest
Current Location: Though Far Away, We're Still the Same
Programmed To Fight
F16 - Faye Xandora - Deceased in Quietus - “I can do that. Watch your back, I mean. I think I might go insane if I’m left by myself.” - Pistol Crossbow
F18 - Nanna-Fiora Kroos - Alive in Seek A Way Out! - “They’ve sent us to die, and nobody’s given me a good reason why.” - Kel-Tec KSG
M45 - Morgan Jones - Alive in Radical-6 - "God, what the fuck am I doing?" - Plush 'Hulk Smash' Hands
NPC-M16 - Scott Osbourne - Deceased in Rhizome 9 - "Sorry Mom, sorry Dad." - Caltrops (x5)
NPC-M21 - Joel "JB" Blackwell - Deceased in CQD Ward - "...!" - Yarará Parachute Knife
NPC-F29 - Victoria Bellamy - Alive in ??? - "Oh, get off, for Christ’s sake! I’m going, all ri-" - Italian Folding Spetum
NPC-F?? - Natasha Dark - ??? - "..." - ???
Galahad Matthews - It went from a spark to an open flame, now destiny's calling out your name - ALIVE in Only Got Bad Things On My Mind When I'm With You
Kat Locke-Baldwin-It's been quite of a while since I could experience your brightness, now you've got a brighter smile and I think I'm going to like it - ALIVE in Anyway, Here's Wonderwall
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PNK3-Glen Bole-SDA-DEAD-28/66-"Ah well. I guess I'll find out at the nex-"
Weapons: SPAS-12, rather large tree branch, small pair of scissors + double rations
Kills: One (Simon Porter)
Status and Location: Lying dead with a bullet in his head, in Metanoia.
Cause of death: Shot in the head by Vincent Sullivan.
ORA2-Brennan O'Brian-DCHS-DEAD-14/66-I'm sorry...
Weapons: Bottle of LSD labeled "Water Purification Tablets", Colt Anaconda .45 Magnum (2/6, 30/36 in Box), SPAS-12 (Currently lying somewhere on the beach.
Status and Location: Utterly defeated in Of Moons, Birds and Monsters
Cause of death: Strangled to death by Madelyn Conner
M01-Roy Benson-LIVES x00-21/47-No-one else is gonna get hurt... No-one else is gonna die here...
Current Weapons Equipped: N/A
Weapons Discarded: American Flatbow + 10 arrows (Given to Martin Ricco), 2 arrows, Rolling Pin (Burnt in fire started by Delilah Rivers)
Current Level: Final Level-Devil Nights
Killed By: Player F10-Holly Romero
F08-Amelia Lennon-LIVES x00-9/47-"Katie, Rebecca? … Thank you. I couldn’t have asked for better friends. You deserve to get out of here more than me.”
Current Weapons Equipped: N/A
Weapons Discarded: Pick Axe, Bowie Knife (Hurled off of mountain)
Killstreak: One-Player F03-Tania Chell
Current Level: Final Level-The Highest Heights
Killed By: Herself/Fall from mountain
G02-Aileen Borden-DEAD-30/37-How fucking cliche...
Weapons: Hockey Stick
Status and location: Staying snarky to the end in Thin Line Between Heaven and Here
Cause of death: Shot by Paige Single.
B01-Glen Bole-DEAD-4/37-“You’re a fucking coward who thinks he’s the big man, now he’s got a gun. You don’t deserve shit.”
Weapons: Binoculars, Sledgehammer, Large shard of glass, Beretta M92F
Status and location: Not close enough in The Twilight of our Youth
Cause of death: Shot by Karl Chalmers
The Program v2
M03-Jonathan Roberts-DEAD-19/41-“Hey! Hey, over here!"
Location: Made one too many bad decisions in Virtue's Last Reward
Shot by: Anastasia "Tas" Flores
M04-Carlyle Shotton-DEAD-11/41-I... I did alright... didn’t I?
Location: Never quite forgave himself in The Hecate Sisters
Weapon: Kentucky Rifle, Pitchfork
Kills: 1 (Gwen Phonesavanh)
Shot by: Robin Pounds
TV 2 LADS
IS3-Lucia del Pirlo-The Paranoid Painter-“I-I didn’t want to do it! I had to! Just... Please, you have to believe me!”-FOR LEAH
Weapon: Jericho 941
Died in pain and fear in Going Forward
SS1-Bunny Barlowe-The Ace Actress-"Regina! Regina, help me!”-HELLA DEAD
Weapon: Razor Sweet Pea Scooter, Frying Pan
Forever famous in Rock the Flock
Second Chances V2
B07 - Roy D. Benson - “"I'll save a glass of Moxie for you, whenever we meet again."” - DECEASED
Weapon: Kiss of Death
Current Location: Did you really think I'd fall to my knees just to pray for some sweet simplicity?
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Brennan O'Brian by Little Boy
Glen Bole by Little Boy
Amelia Lennon by diseasedbear
Carlyle Shotton by Mimi
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Verity Callaghan - We're living in the currents you create, we're sinking in the pool of your mistakes.Stonebank
Reynold "Rey" Haywood - When all that you have's stale and it's cold, oh, you'll no longer feel when your heart's turned to gold.
Quinn Dallaway - I am flesh and I am bone, rise up, ting ting, like glitter and gold.Fire Emblem
Laura Hakštok - Can't you people function for a little while, without me bouncin' off the satellite for a night?Case & Point
Diana Mascherano - From stern to bow, singing land ho, the boat is leaking but we won't let go. Winter Juson
Cameron Light - Come down, and waste away with me, down with me.
Jermaine Urwick - Don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy, we'll all float on all right.
Maya Dagenham - She hates it when I shout these words, but I'll still sing for you.
Ivor Faraday - Swung and missed, I put my heart in this mythical holy good guy I want so bad to be.