and you may say to yourself, "My god, what have I done?"

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February 24th, 2011, 5:11 am #1

((Kimberly Nguyen continued from In Theory, This Should Be Easy))

Kimberly felt violated.

It had been such a simple thing. Fuck, with greedy people all around, had it really been too damn much to want to die without regrets? It was just this little bitty request, just one fucking little thing to ask. She was gonna die anyways, so why not enjoy the rest of her life as much as she could? But no, they'd had to go and fuck that up. Everyone had to go and fuck up her life. Liz had entered her into the death lottery. She'd gone and fucking dealt with that problem, but then it had just gotten worse. Liz had fucked up her day again, somehow, just by being so easy to hate. Kimberly had kinda assumed everyone else would be all for smashing things. Fuck, it was the logical course of action. No way to argue that. Kimberly was being completely selfish in wanting it stopped. She was cool with that. But, fuck, surely not everyone could think like her?

But then, it only took one.

Aisyln.

Right about now, Aislyn was the person Kimberly hated more than anyone else in the world. Kris' crimes paled in comparison. Kris had taken her arm. Aislyn had taken her freedom.

Is that really true?

She remembered. Aislyn came at her. The brush, hand against hand, set her spinning to face the other girl. She'd expected something simple, nothing more than a grab, followed by a hasty retreat. That didn't happen, though. Aislyn shot her elbow into Kimberly's face, smashed her in the forehead. She had a nice bruise there now. A nice little reminder. It would probably stick with her for the rest of her life. She'd been scared. She'd been fucking terrified that she was going to die. It was stupid. Pointless. Aislyn didn't have any weapons on her. She'd ditched the bat somewhere. That particular bit of information had haunted Kimberly in the hours since. Aislyn had left the bat behind. That meant, beyond any doubt, she'd held no intention of using deadly force.

Of course, in the end that meant fuck all.

Kimberly had stabbed her. As it had happened, the world had been black. She hadn't been able to think of anything else to do. That didn't make things better, though. It meant she'd lost. She'd lost, totally and completely. Aislyn had taken her choice away from her. That was worse than anything.

Either way, she could remember the stabbing now. She thrust the knife forward, just like she'd heard you did it. Felt it enter Aislyn's flesh. Surprisingly little resistance as it punched through skin and muscle. It sunk in nice and deep. Blood came out, coated the knife, coated her hand and Aislyn and the docks.

And just like that, Kimberly had become a killer.

And it was just so fucking stupid.

She had never really planned to kill anyone. Even Kris. Sure, she'd said she'd do it. Thought it, even. Half of that had been to piss off Sarah and Bridget. In reality, it ran deeper than that. Kris had hurt her. Kris had taken away her options. That demanded retribution. It wasn't justice. It was that nasty little instinct that told Kimberly that if she got kicked she might as well kick back twice as hard, share some of that pain. Kris had some pretty awful stuff coming to her, but not death.

Kimberly had killed someone, though.

She'd killed Aislyn and now she felt fucking bad about it. She'd cried. She had fucking cried over this girl she'd killed, this girl she'd kind of even thought was pretty cool and might make a half decent ally. She'd cried and she'd dry heaved and she'd spent a couple hours wishing she'd never gone to the docks, wishing she'd never taken the knife, wishing things could have somehow been different. All of a sudden, she had lots of fucking regrets, all because Aislyn couldn't have held it together just a little longer, couldn't have played it a little cooler.

Kimberly hated her for it.

She hated Aislyn so much. It wasn't just the pain she'd caused, either. It ran far deeper than that. Aislyn had fucked Kimberly over every way in the book, made her lose her game, hurt her, and then, to top it all off, slipped off totally fucking free.

Oh yes. Aislyn had gone and died on her. No doubts about it. No way had she dragged herself out of that water, bloody and broken but still alive. Kimberly had seen it in her eyes. She'd known. Aislyn had known she was dying, so Kimberly had too.

And now, Aislyn was dead, and Kimberly couldn't hurt her.

It was awful. It was worse than awful. Her rage, her pain, it was all screaming for revenge. Aislyn had hurt her. She needed to be hurt in turn. Force her to kill someone. Force her to fucking kill her own friends, one by one, line 'em up in a row and press a gun into Aislyn's hand, and tell her to shoot them in turn. Sure, in reality it'd never work, she'd just shoot Kimberly instead, but reality didn't fucking enter into the equation anymore, now did it? Not after what Aislyn had done. She'd died and left Kimberly alone, left her stranded with her grief and her regrets and her anger.

The towel Kimberly had worn over her left arm for nearly a week, cape style, was gone now. It had made her feel better, more in control, less vulnerable. It had hidden her wound. Since she had thrown away her spare clothing, it had also been the only disposable item she'd had left, because no fucking way was she ditching her sweater. So, when Kimberly had stopped to refill her water and also to wash the blood off her hand and the knife, the towel had been the only thing to scrub with. After that, she hadn't wanted it back. She'd been tempted to send it floating down the stream, bask in the symbolism of lost innocence or some shit like that, the sort of stuff she'd written poems about, but instead she'd gotten pissed and burned it.

She probably looked pretty damn pathetic right about now. She was back to how she had been on her first day, only she also looked like she'd been rolled down a hill into a pit of sharp rocks. Her jeans were dusty and stained with mud and sweat. Only one of the ornamental chains remained, and even that had torn loose at one end. It now hung against her left leg, jingling with her steps. Her hoodie was equally dusty, and also had some of her own blood on it. The left sleeve was missing, crudely cut off at the shoulder. The white bandages peeking through looked pretty nice and fresh, at least, because Kimberly had just changed them, after washing and sterilizing her injury once more. Surprisingly, it was looking better. Even after all the stuff that had gone wrong, she was still healing pretty nicely. Sarah had done wonders. The stitches had held through it all, and her flesh had knit back together somewhat, though she still had a fucking monster of a scab.

She could even clench her left fist now without feeling like her arm would fall off. Bending the elbow was still a no go, though she'd tried it a few times anyways, just to see.

Her hair was matted. Her glasses her smudged and scratched. The soles of her boots had worn down. She probably had some kind of nasty fungus growing on her feet by now, since she hadn't removed her boots all week. She wasn't quite sure she'd be able to replace them quickly if someone surprised her.

All in all, she'd seen better days.

She was still alive, though. For some reason she, one of the first people in this game to be shot, was still alive when so many of her classmates were dead.

It didn't make any fucking sense.

"Where the FUCK do you get off with this pretend badass act? It DOESN'T. FUCKING. WORK. And I hope to fucking GOD that you realize that by now. You don't GET to walk around in your cape and your fedora and smoke your fucking cigarettes when you got SHOT."

Jeremy Franco had said that to her, half a week ago. He'd been right, but she hadn't changed a bit. She'd hit her stride, and instead of flinching, instead of backing down as complications arose, she had powered through, she had honed her routine to a fucking razor edge. And she'd made it work. She'd succeeded where most of the island had failed. She'd tracked Liz Polanski down, held her at gunpoint. Maybe she should have killed Liz after all. At the time, she'd still been sure she wouldn't do it unless she was about to die anyways. Now, though, she was having second thoughts. Liz had deserved to die. Aislyn hadn't. Kimberly was stained anyways. Why hadn't she picked a deserving target?

She was second guessing her every action. Her confidence was fucking gone. She didn't even know what she was doing now. She had a score to settle with Kris, but how could she even face that now? She'd done the same fucking thing Kris had, reacted wrong to someone trying to calm the situation down. She'd killed someone for exactly the same reason Kris had shot her.

The revenge she planned to take wasn't about that, of course. It was a personal grievance. But what was she going to say as she made the first cut on Kris' shoulder? Could she really look the other girl in the eyes and say, "I'm just like you," with a straight face?

If she could, was it worth continuing?

No. No.

No.

It sucked. It was a terrible fucking tragedy that Aislyn had died, but that was it. It was an accident. A fuck up.

What an awful excuse. What a lie. She'd promised she'd be honest with herself. It had been the whole central tenet of her crusade. She'd fucked up bad. She'd fucked up and killed someone and it fucking hurt like nothing else ever had. When she closed her eyes, Aislyn looked back at her. She'd killed. There was a girl who would never go home, would never hug her relatives, would never do anything at all. She'd probably wash up on shore before too long, and then she'd rot. Just so much molding meat. Just like Kimberly would be before too long. Just like almost half of her class.

School. That was how this had all started, right? Once, way back in the distant past, they'd all gone to school together. They'd been friends and lovers, rivals and buddies. They'd been people Kimberly lit up with behind the mall, and people she mocked in low tones for their poor fashion sense, and people she walked away from in disgust when they told her to stop being a bitch, and people she passed every day and never gave a second thought. They'd been people.

What were they now?

Now, they felt like fucking toys.

When it came down to it, it was probably about pain. This was one of those times where Kimberly forced herself to be honest even if she didn't quite like it. Thing was, she enjoyed causing people pain. Not the physical sort. That was pretty disgusting, pretty fucked up. Well, okay, maybe the thought did it for her just a bit, but only a little. Really, though, causing physical pain was like trying to draw a masterpiece with crayons. Mostly, it was a huge fucking waste of time.

What worked was emotions. Kimberly loved emotions. Before all of this, she'd pretty much ignored others' wants and needs, giving priority to her own. She'd always kind of thought that was how everyone was. She'd enjoyed being the star of the show when she could wrangle it, but hadn't been bothered at all when she had to go do her own thing.

The island had changed that. She'd changed. She'd started hurting people for fun, and damn if it wasn't a blast. It had started simple. Dutchy. He'd seen her come back, so he'd had to be neutralized. Trauma was a tool. Then, the whole group had fucked her over, wasted her time, so she'd shot some barbs at them. Besides, they'd treated her like a fucking invalid. They'd deserved it. She'd gone for those girls on the mountain next. And that was where things had gotten out of control. Everything since then had been one ridiculous escalation after another. Surely she'd known it would have to come to an end. Surely she'd known it would eventually go one step too far.

Aislyn.

Fuck.

A girl was dead because Kimberly had wanted to get her kicks by making some boys walk the plank.

She couldn't fix it. Couldn't change the past.

She wasn't quite sure what she thought about that.

It didn't really matter, though. She'd done it. She'd fucked up big time, and now she could either kill herself in a fit of repentant pique or just keep on truckin', see this through to the bitter fucking end.

Kimberly was not going to kill herself. She'd thought she was okay with dying, as long as it was on her terms. Maybe she still was. Suicide was just giving up, though. Suicide was admitting defeat. No way around it.

That meant she'd keep going.

Would she change, though? Could she? Probably not. This wasn't some sort of redemption quest. As far as she could see, redemption was in awful short supply around here. She had her regrets. That meant she'd learn. She wouldn't repeat her mistakes. She wouldn't lose again.

"And you're saying I'm no better or worse than any of the other killers on the island?"

Funny, the people who shape you.

"I guess I'm okay with that."

Here's to you, Liz. And all this time, I thought I was the one who'd taught you something.

If we meet again, I'm cutting off your fingers.

By this time, it was dark. Night had worn on. Kimberly hadn't slept. She was sitting against a stump, finally aware of her surroundings. She was in a tree graveyard. All around her lay the shattered remains of a forest. She liked it. She was broken, just like the trees.

Everyone was broken now.

Her left arm was a little cold, so she dug out a cigarette and lit it. No drama in the gesture this time. Just a little smoke to warm her. Just a little nicotine to give her a boost.

The knife was in her boot. The grappling hook hung from her, with about seven feet of slack. It had dragged along the ground earlier, catching on occasional sticks and stumps. She hadn't cared enough to readjust her improvised harness.

She took a long drag, and blew smoke into the air. Wished Aislyn was around to share it.
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March 10th, 2011, 12:32 am #2

At some point, she slept. It had been a while since she'd had any rest. The middle of a field wasn't the optimal location, but given her sorry shape, there was a decent chance any passerby would mistake her for a corpse. Anyway, nothing bothered her.

She was awoken by the PA. Announcements again. A few names to listen for. Her own was coming, of course. She'd been sort of anticipating it, actually. Nothing she did would restore Aislyn, so she figured she might as well take what she could get. Right now, that was a little bit of sadistic glee at the thought of Danya stumbling over "Nguyen".

Her name came. It rolled off Danya's tongue like he was a native speaker.

Fucker.

Her black mood lasted through the remainder of the man's speech. There were only two little bright spots. The first was that Kris was still out there, and still dangerous enough to take someone down. It bit for Janet Claymont, but it meant that her killer would still be in shape to resist when Kimberly caught up to her. That was good. This would all be fucking pointless if Kris was already dying or maimed or anything like that.

The other positive was that Kimberly hadn't won the Best Kill Award. Rhory Anne Broderick had. This was good because it was almost certainly a gun, something Kimberly didn't really fancy carrying again, and also because it was at the docks, where Aislyn was.

Kimberly didn't want to go back to the docks.

More time passed. She had a cracker and a cigarette. Nicotine for breakfast. Damn, it was almost starting to feel like a compulsion. Kimberly had never been addicted to anything in her life. Never smoked this much either, though. She'd brought two packs so she could share. Normally she went through maybe two smokes a week. Here, she'd only ever lit up for image reasons at the start, yet now she was smoking a second consecutive time just because.

She stubbed out the remaining half of the cigarette and pitched it over her shoulder.

She didn't really know what to do. She could go look for Kris, but that hadn't been much of a winning proposition so far. She could probably have just as much luck simply sitting and waiting for the other girl to trip over her. Right now, she was pretty much alone. There were no desires driving her. No one besides Kris in her crosshairs. Nothing much to do except chill so she didn't die before the halfway mark. Danya had said it was close, and that had been almost an hour ago now, so it was her new goal. A nice little way to prove herself, prove that her injuries didn't mean jack shit, that she was just as competent as ever.

Yeah. Live to halfway.

It was something to do.
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March 21st, 2011, 9:53 pm #3

((Rhory Anne Broderick continued from ))

It was a strain to keep from laughing. It bubbled up against the scream-shredded walls of her throat. She kept it down. She’d had plenty of practice with that lately, keeping down cries and screams and vomit. Maybe it would feel good to laugh at the girl, though. There was plenty there to laugh at. The chalk-outline sprawl, the ennui-filled flick of her wrist that sent the spent cigarette flying towards Rhory. That nearly sent her into hysterics. She thought of her own dwindling cache of cancer sticks. She couldn’t contain a smile.

Her steps out into the field were delicate. She kept her eyes on the prone figure. All that moved was the chest. It rose just high enough to escape the black top of her head. Just barely high enough. Small tits. Her eyes traced out the further reaches of her body, catching nothing interesting until they came upon the right hand. She knew the loosely-clutched red box very well. Marlboros. Not the classiest choice, but it would warm her lungs just as handily. She stopped and smiled wider.

As she quietly slipped the SPAS’s strap from her shoulder she contemplated her line. There had to be a line. She could always steal Bill’s. Sprinkle in some vulgarity, make it more her style. She drew up some hazily-remembered scenes from Cops and bad action movies as she slipped her right index finger into the nook of the trigger. Her ring finger’s twin curled pathetically against the side and the fresh gauze crinkled softly. She opened her mouth. Then stopped. Smirked.

She closed her left hand over the pump and drew it quickly back and forth. It sung. It said everything that needed to be said.
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March 21st, 2011, 10:13 pm #4

Kimberly was still busily living to halfway thirty seconds later, when the noise came from behind her. It was that wonderfully cinematic sound, the sort that could only belong to a large gun being cocked. It was the sort of sound that said someone meant business. It was the sort of sound that said that someone either wanted to talk to her or was too dense to load their gun in advance. Either way, it meant Kimberly could afford to lean laconically backwards, bending her neck over the log to get an upside down view of the person standing behind her.

She nearly froze up at the sight. It wasn't any of the myriad people she'd been expecting. It was Rhory Anne Broderick, in the flesh. A quick calculation: perhaps an hour and a half since the announcement. That meant the gun she was carrying, the shotgun or carbine or whatever the fuck it was, was her reward for killing that guy Kimberly couldn't remember.

It took a lot of self control, but Kimberly kept her cool completely. With a sigh, looking almost bored, she pulled herself upright again, stood, and, only then, turned to face Rhory.

"Hey, Best Kill," she said. "How's it hanging?"

She had plenty more to say, plenty more jabs and barbs and needles, but really, there wasn't much reason for that right now. She hated Rhory. There was no question in her mind about that. Whatever the girl had been back at school, she was now the person who had been to the docks, the person who had been rewarded at the scene of Kimberly's crime. That made her contemptible. Or maybe that was an excuse, and Kimberly just hated everyone now. She didn't really give a fuck.

But they were both here, two girls who, after a week on this island, had become killers at nearly the same time. Kimberly had made a mistake. Rhory had won a reward. And now, Rhory wanted something from her.

Your move, Best Kill. I can't wait to see where this one's going.
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March 21st, 2011, 10:43 pm #5

This was too fucking wonderful. Rhory’s face stretched with glee as the other girl lazily revealed hers over the log. Little Kimmy Guy-something, runner up for Best Fuck-up of the Day. Just a couple of newly minted murderers. She should have guessed by the Marls. Rhory had bummed a few off her in the parking lot before. Tacky bitch always smoked those godawful things.

She sauntered around Kimmy and her log, grinning at the girl and playfully cracking her neck to the side. The girl’s body followed her. Trying so hard to look bored. It’ll take more than half an eyelid to hide the piss in your pants, she thought as she veered suddenly towards her. She brought her face up. Close enough to kiss. Close enough to tear her lips off with her teeth.

“Mornin’, sunshine.” The stench of nicotine was overpowering on both of them. She brought the barrel of the gun up. She played it across the top of Kimberly’s waistband. “No need to get up just on account of me, sweetie.” She brought the barrel forward, jamming it into the girl’s gut. She kept her eyes locked the whole time. She leaned over the gun, brought her lips in closer. Just skimming the surface of the other set. “Come on, take a load off.”
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March 21st, 2011, 11:02 pm #6

Best Kill came around, got in nice and close. Hey, look, bitch knew how to play the personal space game half decently. It was pretty much a middle school stunt, with all the execution of a cheap stripper, but she was trying, and Kimberly had to give her that. It put her a damn spot ahead of everyone else she'd met. Most people were so unaware of the effects they could produce without saying a word.

That wasn't to imply that she was being quiet. As she spoke, the aftertaste of smoke wafted from her mouth. It made Kimberly regret pitching her cig, which made her hate Rhory just that little bit more. The gun? That was just an afterthought until Rhory rubbed it along the waistline of Kimberly's jeans, along her lower belly. Even through her sweater, the muzzle was cool. Rhory wouldn't shoot her, though, not from this close and not at this angle. There was something else at play here.

And it came clear soon enough, as Rhory jammed the gun into Kimberly's stomach, at same time leaning even closer. Kimberly involuntarily exhaled with the impact, her breath puffing against the other girl's lips, so close she could feel them lightly on her own.

Man, this shit with girls coming onto her was supposed to have ended back on the beach. Seemed her miraculous ability to attract lesbians was unhampered by the blood on her arm and the kill on her conscience, though.

So she sat back down, nice and easy, her face pulling away from Rhory's. Her grappling hook had come off her belt when she was hit, was lying on the ground now, but she didn't feel like asking to pick it back up. It was tied to her. She'd drag it along if she went anywhere.

The knife was in her right boot. There was absolutely no fucking way she could get it out and deal with Rhory before the other girl blew her guts out.

This all had Kimberly pretty steamed, but she wasn't gonna show it. No fucking way.

"Yeah," she said. "I know the drill. Let's chat, then? You have fun at the docks? I left a... friend there."

A quick little reminder. Rhory had to have listened to the announcements. Had to know who Kimberly meant. She felt dirty, referring to Aislyn like that, but she had to remind Rhory of the facts of life.

You aren't the only dangerous person here, Best Kill.
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March 22nd, 2011, 12:32 am #7

Something dropped to the girl’s feet after the push. Rhory didn’t bother to look. She just kept Kimmy’s hands in sight as she lowered herself onto the log. The hands were all that mattered. The hands were all that mattered because Rhory was in control. She assured herself of that as she looked at the girl’s hands. She was trapped. There was nothing she could do to Rhory. Whatever was on the ground was useless to her as long as Rhory kept the gun jammed in her belly. She brought herself closer, leaned slightly over towards the girl’s face. Close enough but not too close. Keeping herself taller. Finally lifting her eyes from the hands as the other girl spoke, bringing her own back up to the brown ones. She kept her smile. She didn’t blink as the girl began to speak. Nothing she could say mattered. Rhory was in control.

It took Rhory several moments to register what Kimberly said.

The docks.

Her smile twitched,
faltered slightly.

Of course Kimberly couldn’t have known.
She didn’t know that she’d turned away at the edge of the docks. She didn’t know that she’d been too afraid of that “prize”, far too afraid of being drawn into the game. She hadn’t stopped walking until she came upon Kimberly. She didn’t want to stop under the weight of that crushing sense of failure and weakness. She wasn’t sure she could have lifted herself again. She was a murderer. She couldn’t face that. Couldn’t claim her consequence, her prize. But just like Kimberly she was a killer. She dug the barrel in a little deeper. Could she sense what a coward Rhory was? Was that why she asked? She forced her smile wide again. She twisted the barrel slightly against her skin. This fucking bitch. She wouldn’t win. She wasn’t the one with the power here. Rhory was.

She scrambled for an answer. She dug for a name. Annie? Ashley? It had been a girl, she knew that much. She could work with that. She could play Kimmy’s little game, make her regret it, throw it right back in her fucking whore face. She brought her face down sharp and fast and then slowed suddenly, gingerly, touching the tips of their noses and then pivoting up around the new joint.

“Oh, I saw your friend.” She drew the barrel slightly off the skin and began to trace it downward. “She was very, uh,” She searched for a word. “...intact.” She widened her eyes as she said it.

“Thanks for that.” She brought the tip of the gun scratching over the top button of the girl's fly. She began to slip it lower. ”It was fun.”
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March 22nd, 2011, 1:20 am #8

Rhory kept a very close eye on everything Kimberly was doing. She kept her gaze fixed on Kimberly's hands. Bitch. Only one of Kimberly's hands was even really worth watching, but Rhory couldn't know that. By this point in the game, a bandaged shoulder could mean any number of things, from the very minor to the imminently-fatal. None of that really mattered, though.

What mattered was that it took Rhory a second to reply after Kimberly referred to Aislyn. What mattered was that Rhory was playing with the barrel of that fucking gun. What mattered was that it was becoming all too clear where this was going, and Kimberly didn't like it one bit. She performed a quick reassessment, trying to figure just how many holes she could put in Rhory before dying of blood loss. She hadn't planned to kill anyone else. She'd been so sure she'd never murder again. That was already being put to the fucking test, though. The feelings mounting inside Kimberly were familiar, though it had been some time since she had been assailed by them to this degree. Rhory was just another Kris, just another tormentor, just another bitch getting off on the power she held.

And Rhory was implying awful, awful things. She was admitting to all sorts of stuff Kimberly couldn't have imagined on the worst of days. She'd, what, fucked Aisyln's body? No. No, that made no logical sense at all. That was Kimberly's defense right now. She had to voice her objections, had to make Rhory admit that it was all bullshit.

The barrel of the gun clinked on the button of Kimberly's jeans, and she flinched.

The gun started to move further. Time to do something.

"You, uh, you fished her out just for that? Seems there are lots of easier targets around."

Call her out. Distract her. Just... something.
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March 28th, 2011, 12:41 am #9

The words felt putrid as they rushed to her mouth. They spewed out into Kimberly’s widening eyes. Rhory felt herself choke on them slightly as they rose. Velocity forced them out. Something about the way her lips twisted around them felt wrong. Detached. For a brief moment it didn’t feel like her. For that moment it all felt so horrible, so wrong. In that moment she managed to convince herself that it wasn’t her.

But then she saw Kimberly’s face, the fear in it, the powerlessness, and she felt the greasy heat that had been nesting in her belly shoot up behind her lungs and she didn’t care who it was. Whoever it was, they were in control. Whoever it was had power. After so much time wasted being so weak, Rhory was willing to be that person.

Rhory’s lips softened into a saner shadow of the crazed smile. The loss of the sinister curl did nothing to change her intentions She half-listened to Kimberly’s nervous response. It meant nothing to her. She couldn’t give less of a damn about how or where or why little Kimmy had sharpened her teeth. She simply traced the tip of the gun backwards, slowly, up its path until it reached the bottom hem of her shirt.

“Of course there are easier targets, Kimmy.” she began to draw the girl’s shirt up lightly. She watched the muscles around her waist twitch where the metal touched. “Sounds to me like you’ve had your own fun with them.” She drew the hem up past her navel. She stared at it for a few seconds with an absent smirk before snapping her eyes back up to Kimberly’s and dropping the shirt suddenly, swinging the gun’s barrel towards the middle of the girl’s torso.

“Do I get to ask a question now?”
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March 28th, 2011, 1:27 am #10

Rhory just had to keep fucking around with the gun while she talked. It was absolutely the most distracting thing possible, especially because it hadn't warmed up one fucking bit. It was inching up Kimberly's stomach, edging her shirt and hoodie up. She listened, despite the fear and anger this provoked, trying to assess and analyze, trying to figure out if Rhory was telling the truth. Trying to play games to distract herself from the degree to which she was at this girl's mercy.

Fuck you, Rhory. We'll have words before this is through.

Suddenly, Rhory stopped playing with the gun, stopped lifting her shirt. It was a damn good thing, too. She was a tease, kept pushing Kimberly right to the edge of her patience, right to the point where she'd let her rage beat out her self interest and rationality. No, though, that was bad. She was on the wrong end of a shotgun or something. It would take exactly one twitch of the finger to kill her. Rhory didn't want her dead, but she wouldn't stand for getting jumped, either.

And Rhory asked if she could ask a question, and Kimberly just had to go and fucking antagonize her.

"I guess you just did, Best Kill. Guess you don't really give a fuck about permission anyways, so it doesn't mean jack shit if I give my consent."

Kimberly made sure to give her a nice little smile with that one. If she was gonna die without swinging at her foe, might as well be for being insolent. Might as well be before things got worse. And if Rhory wasn't gonna be goaded, well... Kimberly guessed they were both in for the long haul here.
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