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July 1st, 2011, 2:29 pm #1

(BRN04: Marion Clayton continued from The King in Yellow.)

Marion had to admit, she didn't have a clue where she was and she was an idiot for it. Just a few minutes (an hour?) earlier, she left her group at the Tar Pits to go "scouting" before they ever got a chance to stop her. Then, under the sweltering sun, she walked forward and found exactly nothing of interest, before getting disoriented and completely and utterly lost. She tried using her map and her compass, but even that didn't help, as trying to go back east towards their newly-established meeting points only brought her to more open plains.

It wasn't one of her better days, to say the least. Among many other things she felt in her "travels" across the plains, she couldn't help but feel self-conscious. Her thoughtless back and forth movements were being broadcasted on national TV, and now everyone would think that she was an idiot for leaving her group behind and then getting lost. Still, Marion knew that she couldn't blame them, she wasn't exactly thinking at her maximum capacity. She felt rather dehydrated, too, but she didn't drink much water, deciding that it was a better idea to save it.

Still, all of those thoughts then soon came to rest, when she then saw a figure in the distance. Then, with rational thought turned to irrational hope, she then began to approach the figure...
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Last Words: "Sorry."

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July 4th, 2011, 8:03 pm #2

There was a little, murky puddle on the floor. It was warm, muddy water, and in any other situation would've been something to avoid. But, he was splashing the water on his face. He'd washed off the blood, changed clothes, but he still felt... Icky.

He was right at the point where the weird hyperactivity that sleep deprivation grants, that shifty, nervous energy, fading. It was being replaced by... Emptiness.

Everything good left him. Left nothing.

The lack of energy in his now lax body made him feel each of the pains, bruises, cuts that had once seemed so small were now in focus, magnified hundereds of times. Made him feel shitty, made him feel angry. Why hadnt April, or Jeanette, his so called friends done anything? They couldve atleast acknowledged something, but no.

Everyone left him.

He leant back and pulled the little bottle out his bag, the only one with a label on it.

He placed it by the side of him.

Noises. Footsteps, behind him.

He turned round sluggishly, raising his hand in greeting.

"H-" He swallowed, pausing slightly. His throat was raw, dry. He started again. "Hello?" He said, sounding very nervous, scared.
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July 4th, 2011, 8:27 pm #3

As Marion approached whoever the person was, she saw him (her?) turn around and raise their hand up in a greeting. They didn't look terribly aggressive, which Marion supposed was definitely a good sign. The guy looked rather tired, too, so she didn't find it likely that he would do something, but then again, she knew that letting down her guard was probably a bad idea. In any case, the guy then said to Marion, "H-", before restarting and saying nervously, "Hello?"

In reply, Marion waved, and said while walking forward, "Hey."
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July 4th, 2011, 8:42 pm #4

He recognised that voice. Faces and voices and names, all of them, stored away in his mind.

But he couldnt quite place it.

And then, her face came into view. Marion.

Marion. That fucking bitch.

She was a popular girl, always in the limelight. Loved by pretty much everyone. And she didnt deserve it. She hadnt even bought her way into popularity, which might've made it bearable for him. No. She had won the genetic lottery.

She was pretty. Well, people told him she was pretty. He had never really looked at girls other than Her. And she flaunted it, taunted him. She seemed so disregardant of her social status. Like she was going;

"Oh, am I popular? I hadnt noticed"

He stared at the bottle of clear liquid and back at her.

What was it that he had promised Her? That he'd take care of Her and Shawn. That he'd take revenge on those who'd wronged her.

"Christ, Marion, is that you?" He asked, his voice cracking, as though he was happy to see her.

He could roll with that. He was happy to see her. He could gain her trust that way, yeah.

"Thank god, a friendly face." He murmured quietly, just loud enough for her to hear. As though she was hearing his inner thoughts.

He picked up the bottle, took of the lid and pretened to take a sip of it.
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July 4th, 2011, 8:55 pm #5

When Marion got closer, she realized that she recognized the figure, although the name was on the tip of her tongue and she couldn't quite remember it. After a few moments of thought, she realized that the person was none other then Zach Johnson.

Marion never really knew Zach all that well, since he was a bit, well, weird, but she never really ever had a problem with him. He then said to Marion, seemingly happy to see her, "Christ, Marion, is that you?"

Rather oblivious, if anything, Marion replied almost cheerily, "Yeah, I'm right here."

After that Zach then murmured to himself, "Thank god, a friendly face."

With that, Marion wondered what the rest of the island was like if he said that, since she knew that what Zach said could only imply that the island was filled with unfriendly faces, and that it was an awful idea of her's to go out on her own, which she now infinitely regretted.

Then, she noticed Zach take out a bottle and drink from it, and she realized how awfully thirsty she was. Then, against her better judgement, and in spite of the fact that she had water in her pack, she then asked Zach, "Hey, is that extra water you have?"
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July 4th, 2011, 9:03 pm #6

He almost smiled. His ploy had worked. Holy shit, that had to be the sole plan of his that had ever worked. But he kept a straight face.

He turned to her and smiled, almost as if in pity.

"Yeah, take it, you look really dehydrated" he said, offering the bottle to her.
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July 4th, 2011, 9:19 pm #7

After Marion asked if Zach had extra water, he simply smiled (seemingly out of pity) and answered, "Yeah, take it, you look really dehydrated," and then offered the bottle to Marion. It was a surprise to her, she never really asked for the water, but she decided that she might as well capitalize on the situation and take the water. It couldn't hurt, right?

Right?

Then, in a stoke of bad (more like terrible) judgement, she took the bottle and took a huge gulp of the "water".

And then when it entered her throat, it burned her throat horribly, and she dropped the bottle of "water" out of shock and then gasped. She quickly realized that she quite possibly made the worst decision in the whole show by drinking some unknown liquid that turned out to be poison(ed/ous?). And although she didn't really know it, the "poison" was lye.

Of course, it was then only a natural reaction to ingesting the lye that she threw up, and coincidentally it was aimed right at Zach. She really didn't care about that, though, she began to feel horrible pains in her midsection. Also, she felt an extreme need to release some "waste" from the body, more commonly known as diarrhea, a common symptom of lye poisoning, as it were.

And in the midst of the pain from the lye, she managed to gasp to Zach, "Why?"
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July 5th, 2011, 5:24 am #8

She gulped it straight down, like the dumb bitch she was. He was doing her a favour really, killing her early, now, whilst there weren't that many sick fucks who would tie her up and torture her.

He smiled, a sickening, almost vampiric smile appeared on his face as she struggled in pain. It was like the 5 years of his life, the 5 years she had tainted, compressed into a few minuites. In Zachs mind it was beautiful, poetic, even. To the outside world, it looked like just another death scene.

To him it was something special.

"Goodbye, Marion" he whispered to his collar, oh so discreetly.

He grimaced momentarily as she threw up over him. He was reminded of that party round Mad's house, and his thousand yard stare, that was carefully being applied to the horizon became harder, more malicious.

"Why?" she asked, her voice rasping as her throat began to dissolve, unravel like the strands of her popularity, like the lies she'd spread about people.

"Why?" he repeated, mulling the question over in his head.

He found himself unable to answer.

Why was he doing this?

He didn't find himself without a witty remark though.

"Plenty of reasons I'm sure your feeble mind cannot grasp."
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July 5th, 2011, 1:31 pm #9

When Marion looked back over at Zach, she saw that a despicable smile was on his face, and seeing it only made her feel so much worse. It was painful to look at, to know that someone could take so much sadistic pleasure out of her death like that. Then, she barely made out his muttering, "Goodbye, Marion."

Marion sighed and didn't do anything else. Trying to fight the poison took all of the energy out of her, and the pain in her stomach was beginning to get worse. She only knew that it would be hours, if not minutes, before she died. And with death so close at hand, she couldn't help but take a second to pray about what would come after.

Then, when Marion asked him why, he repeated the question to himself, taking a long time and seemingly considering it. Marion couldn't help but wonder why he was taking so long. Guilt? Or just being unsure? He eventually answered, "Plenty of reasons I'm sure your feeble mind cannot grasp."

When he said that, Marion was confused if anything, and couldn't help but think that he had no real reason at all. She never did anything bad to him, and yet here he was acting like killing her was the best thing ever that could have happened to him. Perhaps not to that extent, but close.

Still, Marion didn't even bother to continue pondering, she knew that it wasn't something to die thinking about. What she did do was pray, and she waited for the moment when the darkness would come and all would be over. Although Marion was never terribly religious, she knew, if anything, that it helped in a dark time.

Then, in one of her last breaths, she uttered quietly, "Sorry." But it clearly wasn't to Zach, her voice was hollow and distant, as if reaching out for someone out beyond. Was it to her parents? To God? Marion wasn't sure, either, but just a moment before her last, she realized that she was more sorry for herself if anything.

And for that last moment, it felt absolutely despicable.

But then the darkness came, and she couldn't feel anything and didn't need to feel anything. Then the brief unconsciousness turned to a blessedly eternal death, from there, no one knows. But, at least, it was over, and with her death she smiled to the whole world.

BRN04: MARION CLAYTON - DECEASED
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July 5th, 2011, 2:35 pm #10

He watched as she struggled pathetically, trying to make something out of her last few seconds, before finally going still. He felt that power, that absolute power, over life and death, and he welcomed it.

He felt like he had exacted vengence. But there was something bigger upon that, the fact that it seemed like every little fantasy, imagining what he'd do to her and her friends if he ever got the chance, after a taunt, a trip, a punch. It was something better than revenge. He felt superior to her, above and beyond.

Then, she muttered something. He didnt quite catch it.

Ah well, the cameras would. Her last words would be immortalised.

He placed a hand on her face, feeling for her breath. Nothing.

She was dead.

Despite the heat, he shuddered.

He closed his eyes, and controlled the little jump in his breath, his heartbeat.

He took the bag off of her, pulling the straps of her limp shoulders. There was a big "Fuck off" sword in it.

A Katana? No, She had the Katana. But it looked asian. Shit, he wasnt quite weaboo to know what it was, just to know it wasnt a Katana. Because it didnt curve. That was going to annoy him. But it was a sword. He was just going to think of it as a sword now.

He pulled a little cut off tank top from the bag and made a little holder for it, wrapping it and tying a knot in it.

His face was blank, seemingly uncaring for the body infront of him. He was just ignoring it, pretending it didnt exist. He rooted through the girls belongings, food, water, medicines. Everything he needed.

He looked at the lye. He couldnt use it anymore. It'd be mentioned on the announcement for sure. But he couldnt just throw it away, that'd be wasteful.

He poured it over her. He thought it'd melt her. But... It just distorted her. The tainted water running off her and flowing into the puddle nearby.

She wasnt pretty anymore.

He threw the bottle into the undergrowth and walked away.

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