Oh dear lord what.
Gwen was suddenly hit with a variety of emotions, most of them highly unpleasant. For one, Dave Russell, a genuinely good person as far as Gwen was concerned, had committed suicide off a cliff. It was...hard to process. She couldn't imagine killing herself, giving up like that, but still, it was probably tempting in the face of inevitable death. The first wave, sadness and loss, hit her. A good person was gone from the earth forever.
No, not inevitable. Just likely. Rescue could come, or...you could win. Winning sickened Gwen, though. The idea of murdering for your own life was such a selfish thing, so corrupt and, and...and evil. A small wave of anger struck her at the thought of it.
But no, they wouldn't have to kill. Because Michelle and Vergil were smart, and had a plan. Gather everyone up, make sure that nobody was armed, and force the choice of collar detonation on the terrorists. They would probably all die, but that kind of defiant last stand, at least in theory, made Gwen feel stronger. A wave of courage kissed her shoreline of emotion *BANG*
A gunshot rang out, Michelle grabbed Gwen's arm and Gwen froze in terror as panic drowned her. Was she hurt? A quick mental inspection confirmed her perfect health (well, perhaps "normal" would be better terminology). She looked at Vergil and Michelle; both seemed unharmed, although they were likely equally frightened.
Michelle made a suggestion for the three of them to investigate. Gwen wasn't really sure what she wanted to do, in terms of yes or no. "Uh, is it safe? I'm unarmed, got a hammer and left it behind, but if someone's got a gun are we safe investigating, because what if they shoot at us? That'd be bad."
In truth, Gwen was scared to investigate. She didn't want to know of murder, she wanted to know peace. Just one killer, one heartless murderer, and there would be no hope for the plan. They'd lose, and the monsters who started this game would win. Gwen didn't want that to happen.
There had to be a way. There just had to.
V5: Cut Short
V6: Broken Down
Alice Baker (->Aura)