Confusional State

Violent-Medic
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Joined: December 1st, 2011, 4:25 pm

June 9th, 2014, 11:02 pm #1

((Joe Carrasco continued from Tomorrow is the most important thing in life.))

There were blank post-its stuck to one of the broken down buses. Bullet holes surrounded it. Joe hadn't wanted the first time firing a rifle to be while attempting murder, so he'd set up a little firing range for a few moments of practice.

He hadn't actually hit any of the post-its except by accident. He'd used up what remained of the current clip practicing. Didn't matter. He still had bullets.

Joe glared at the bullet holes from where he was seated on the ground. The now bullet-ridden bus was casting a shadow over him. The gun was in his bag now, tucked out of sight. Some of the bullet holes were close. Close wasn't enough. He'd shot close to Finn, too.

Maybe he should go and look for Travis. Or try eating or drinking. He wasn't sure if he'd done that today. He felt fine. Well, physically. Okay, his throat hurt a lot and had gotten pretty bruised, but Ben had tried to strangle him so that made sense. Physically he felt more fine than he had a right to feel. Yeah, he didn't feel hungry or thirsty. Maybe a bit tired. But there wasn't time for sleep.

He wondered if he should use up more bullets practicing. Would he be ready even if he used every bullet he had? If he used them all up, he wouldn't have to think about this. Or worry about another Jason.
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(Sprites courtesy of the awesome Fenris.)

B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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Ciel
Mr. Danya
Joined: May 26th, 2007, 12:17 am

June 20th, 2014, 8:21 am #2

(Kyran Dean continued from You're Driftwood.)

1:30 AM.

Kyran knew they shouldn't have split up. He knew something like this would have happened. He knew. And yet he still let it happen. That was a day or so ago. Kyran had a watch on but even then he was losing track of time

The pantry was deathly quiet, save for the thunk of the tennis ball he busied himself with chucking. Wasn't like he had much else to do, what with Deanna Hull and Cammy dropping off the face of the earth. Course, that wasn't their fault. Went without saying.

Kyran had his back pressed against the wall, and each time he threw the ball it bounced right back. Kept himself occupied for a time. Wasn't like he had anything else better to do.

2:00 AM.

Thunk. Thunk. Thunk. Thunk.

3:00 AM.

He chucked the ball a little too hard. The tennis ball bounced so hard off of the wall that it flew up into the air and out the doorway to the pantry, into the cafeteria prior.

Kyran cursed. Hoped no one heard that. Wouldn't have been much hassle to get up and go get it. Kryan didn't feel like it though. So he just sat there, staring at the white tiles on the wall across from him, just letting the world ride past.

6:00 AM.

"This is bullshit."

Sure is, Dean. And it's all your fault.

9:00 AM.

The speakers came on and Kyran shook awake.

Cammy. But no Dee or Gray. No Joachim. No Hansel.

On a different day, he might have hit something. Maybe breathe a sigh of relief, maybe. Not today. Today Kyran just stared on, sitting limp on the floor until he fell asleep.

???

... He didn't care anymore.

Kyran fell asleep for god knows how long. He didn't feel rested though. And he hated that, but it wasn't like he could anything about that. He didn't even bother to check his watch. That's how little of a crap he gave.

There were gunshots coming from outside. Of course he heard them. Kyran was a lot of things and deaf wasn't one of them.

Yeah, no. Screw them. Whatever was out there, Kyran didn't care. He got up. He picked up the skateboard from the wall, threw it out in front of him and jumped on.

Kyran Dean strolled around the abandoned cafeteria for a while. Until he realized the cafeteria was lame. He rolled out of the cafeteria, tried to olley onto a railing and failed. He hit the ground and banged his knee good. Whatever. Kyran shrugged it off and kept riding until he hit the field. Looped around the pavement three times like he were running laps. Then he glided towards the parking lot. Just weave around the school buses. Sounded like a plan.
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June 20th, 2014, 9:13 am #3

Footsteps.

Joe reached for his things warily, looking around for the source of the noise. It didn't take long to find. There was a guy, wandering around the other side of the buses.

He was not someone Joe recognised. But his appearance set off some alarm bells.

"Joachim... kinda tall-ish guy, keeps to himself, mousy brown hair."

That was Marcus' description. This guy sure fit that. Yeah, maybe it was a bit generic of a description. But there weren't that many tall, brown-haired guys wandering around by themselves at this stage, was there? Not so late in the game.

Joe's hand curled around the end of his gun. It was on the side that was away from this man who might be Joachim, three-time killer. Maybe he'd catch him by surprise.

But maybe 'tall and brown-haired' was too generic to just go shooting randomly. So Joe called out.

"Hey! Wh-who're you?"
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(Sprites courtesy of the awesome Fenris.)

B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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Ciel
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Joined: May 26th, 2007, 12:17 am

June 20th, 2014, 9:26 pm #4

Kyran cranked his head over his shoulder. There was a guy, curly mop, big nose, four eyes. It didn't take a rocket scientist to know who he was talking to. Kyran might have humoured him on a good day. Doubly so had he seen the gun.

Unfortunately, Kyran had to see a man about a mutt.

He turned his head away.

"Nah."

Then he dropped the skateboard again, hopped on, and started rolling away Plan was to look slick and smooth, hands in pockets, on top of his skateboard. Call it self-fulfillment if it helps you sleep at night.
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Joined: December 1st, 2011, 4:25 pm

June 21st, 2014, 1:28 am #5

No name-giving. More alarm bells. Not enough. No rage. Just annoyance.

Enough for Joe to pick up the gun. Not enough for him to use it, just enough to point it. Hand far enough away from the trigger that he wouldn't pull it by accident.

He aimed right at the guy who was possibly Joachim. Though his aim was shaky.

"It... it wasn't a r-r-request. I... I said stop!"
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(Sprites courtesy of the awesome Fenris.)

B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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Ciel
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Joined: May 26th, 2007, 12:17 am

June 22nd, 2014, 5:36 am #6

The bullshit ended when the guy pulled out the gun. It was an old piece, probably-maybe an antique though no way he knew the name. Kyran didn't do guns, all he knew was that it was the first time anyone's pulled one on him.

Okay, sure, fine. He popped a manual and ground to a halt, shocked enough that he almost lost balance. He threw his hands up.

"Bringing a gun on school grounds," Kyran said. "Pretty sketch, don't you think?"

That was a joke. Kind of. Guy didn't laugh though.

Kyran could see the shaking in the guy's arms. Scared? Reading tells wasn't his bag, either, but the possibility brought out a sliver of pity. Under normal circumstances, Kyran might have tried to reason, maybe get him to drop the gun. He wasn't in the mood. So instead he crossed his arms and made a face.

"What?"
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June 22nd, 2014, 8:50 am #7

Jokes. Crappy jokes. Can't blow this off with jokes. Can't be this casual in a death-game. Or when there's a gun in their face. Not right.

"I already asked, okay? Who're you? What's your name? And... and you try anything, and..." Joe shook the gun slightly in maybe-Joachim's direction, blinking rapidly. "And I'll... I'll shoot. I-I can shoot."

You couldn't shoot Hansel.

"I can shoot," Joe repeated, more to himself than to maybe-Joachim.
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(Sprites courtesy of the awesome Fenris.)

B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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Ciel
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Joined: May 26th, 2007, 12:17 am

June 23rd, 2014, 5:46 am #8

Kyran crossed his arms. Seemed like a very easy question to answer, but Kyran had no intention of answering it. Why would this poodle be asking for his name? Not unless he was planning to carve Kyran's name onto his arm, he couldn't think of another reason. The reason was simple. Announcements.

Unfortunately Kyran didn't have the time or the patience to deal with this. Plus, guy's hands were shaking.

"Peter Parker."
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June 23rd, 2014, 7:40 am #9

He wasn't giving his real name. There was only one reason for that. He had something to hide.

Joe said nothing in response.

He just clicked the safety off and put his finger on the trigger.

He didn't pull it. He just stood there silently, gun in the other boy's face. The gun barrel wouldn't stay still.
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(Sprites courtesy of the awesome Fenris.)

B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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Ciel
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Joined: May 26th, 2007, 12:17 am

June 23rd, 2014, 12:16 pm #10

That click. Kyran shivered, though he tried his best not to betray the emotions mounting in his chest.

"Man," Kyran tsked, "why do you even care? A name's a name."

There was a bit of a whine in his voice. Somehow he had his doubts that this guy was going to go through with it. But... Fuck, maybe he should play along?
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