((Olivia Fischer continues from Until Then, You Are Free
Olivia was in good spirits, and that scared her.
Well, not really good spirits, but as close to it as you could get on this island. She was OK. She was OK, and that wasn't OK. They were basically kicked out their sanctuary, half the class was dead, and soon, she would be one of them. Well, no, she wasn't OK if you put it like that, so let's just push that aside, forget that thought, bury it.
But, for one thing, things were going fine with Georgia Lee. She had someone she could trust, someone she could lean on. Also, she had a collection of Ezra Pound's poems. But really, the main thing that kept her OK was the announcements earlier. Isabel died, they said, was killed by three people. Kaitlyn, too, as well as Alan and Alex. She really shouldn't have felt OK about this. They were her classmates, she'd seen them in the hallways, etc, etc. But, the truth was she held them in the same regard she held death row prisoners. They had it coming. Then, she remembered that they all
were on death row. And, she remembered aliens, her banging on the cafeteria door. Unfamiliar beings wearing familiar masks. She was egging on those deaths, relishing in them, relishing in the deaths of her classmates. This wasn't her. She couldn't let it be her. So, she pretended that she'd vanquished those thoughts.
And, one last thing. For every killer that disappeared from the island, it seemed three more popped up. Or maybe that was just because of Isabel. She hadn't heard any of the names of Isabel's killers before on the announcements, but Fiyori's name was all too familiar. And then all of a sudden, Fiyori was right in front of her, and Georgia Lee was bumping into her, and any trace of good spirits vanished. She clenched her fists, her teeth, braced herself. And yet, Fiyori just passed by, smiling. For some reason, that scared her almost as much as the prospect of Fiyori lunging at them.
At least she left, though. She left, and someone less familiar took her place. A friend of a friend. She seemed nice.
All of Coleen's attention seemed to be focused on Georgia Lee, so she just stood there in the background, waiting for them to finish their greetings and hoping one of them would say hi to her or for her.