Everything happened so quickly. He spoke, and for a moment, Brennan was sure he saw the girl’s expression change from calmness to one of determination. He hardly had any time to wonder what had caused this change before something grabbed him by the throat and slammed him against the wooden wall of a hut.
For a few seconds, Brennan was dazed and confused. Wh-what was that? What just h-happened? Wh-Oh God...
It was the girl. She had her hands wrapped around his throat, holding him against the wall, slowly but surely cutting off his air supply. Brennan tried to push her away, tried to grab her arms, anything to get her away from him, but the girl was pressed against him, making sure he couldn’t move at all. The handgun in Brennan’s pocket seemed to be taunting him; he could feel it’s weight, could feel it’s shape against his leg, but it was completely useless and out of reach.
Brennan didn’t stop struggling, though. Didn’t stop trying to push the girl away from him, no matter how futile his efforts were. He was so scared, so very scared. He didn’t want to die. He’d known it had always been a possibility, but only now, when he was actually being attacked, did he realise just how real a possibility it actually was. Brennan opened his mouth to try and yell for help, but nothing came out. The group by the water was too far away to see or hear him. He had no idea where Vincent was. There was no-one to help him. And yet, he still kept struggling.
Brennan blinked, and everything turned blurrier and darker. His arms were growing weak, and his struggling was reduced to mere flailing. His thoughts were growing less and less coherent with every passing second. I-I should’ve... should’ve stayed with... with Vincent... at least then I’d... have stayed safe...
What had he done to deserve this? Had he cared about other people more than himself, wanting to make sure his friends weren’t harmed without caring about himself? He’d thrown himself at Zach, a murderer, out of anger, yes, but also to make sure he didn’t harm anyone else. And he’d left Vincent, a guy who’d protected him, but also stated he’d kill anyone he came across, just so his friends wouldn’t get hurt.
He blinked again, and the world got darker still. Brennan could hear a voice from somewhere, slightly familiar, slightly metallic. He could barely make out the words, but two stuck out to him. Failure. Failed. Brennan didn’t know what the guy was talking about, but he felt the words suited himself.
Mom, Dad, Logan. He wasn’t coming home. He’d never get to see them again, never get to see Logan grow up.
Eric. Bobby, Cesar and Simon. Mae and Michael. Vincent. He’d joined up with them, allied with them, and then left them, run away at the first sign of danger, leaving them to die or kill.
Brenda. Tiffany. They were his friends, probably his best friends in the whole of Detroit, and what had he done to help them on the island? Nothing. He hadn’t found them, hadn’t helped them, hadn’t saved them. Tiffany had said he’d “make something of himself someday”; now, he’d never even live to see “someday”
Ali. Oh god, Ali. He’d been there, been there to protect her, and he’d let her go, let her get killed. He had been next to useless, he hadn’t even got revenge against Zach for killing her... he’d failed her. Completely and utterly.
And in his last few moments, everything that Brennan had ever known, all the bonds he’d ever made, all the strength he’d gained on the island shattered around him.
Mom, Dad... Logan...
Bobby... Simon... Cesar...
Ali... I’m sorry...
everything turned dark.
BRENNAN O’BRIAN-ORANGE NO. 2-DECEASED
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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.