After a while, things got moving again. Dutchy seemed busy being a fucking mess, so hey, no need to worry about him spilling the beans, right? Bridget came back, short most of her hair. 'cause, you know, this was the best time to remake your look. Well, okay, hard to fault her completely, since it wasn't like Kimberly had entirely stopped caring about her appearance either, but at least she had reasons, at least she was cutting an intentionally menacing figure.
But hey, they were moving, and about time. They'd been slow these past few days, way too slow for Kimberly's taste. She was not a patient person. It wasn't that she couldn't wait; she simply didn't like to. Kris was still out there. She hadn't killed for a day, but that meant exactly jack shit, given the size of the island. Maybe she'd just taken a rest.
And what if that wasn't the case? What if Kris had turned over a new leaf, decided to atone? Well...
Well, that meant it'd be easier to fuck up her day. That simple. Kimberly wasn't out to prove some sort of philosophical point about good triumphing over evil or some shit like that. She wasn't trying to protect anyone from Kris. Hell, if that'd been her goal she'd have been seeking Reiko to stop her, rather than hoping to ally with the girl. No, her feelings were far simpler than that. It was a primal desire for revenge. It was a petty, stupid, irrational need to hurt someone who had hurt her. Anywhere else, she'd have quashed it down. Here, though? Here they were all going to die. Didn't matter what Sarah and Dutchy thought. And if Kimberly was gonna die, she was damn sure gonna spend her last days doing whatever the hell she wanted, not tilting at windmills.
Yeah, fuck dying alone. Fuck playing nice. Fuck civilization.
Kimberly packed her stuff and followed the others. Towards whatever came next.
Towards Kris, she hoped.
((Kimberly Nguyen continued in The Long Road Home
((Apologies for breaking post order, but I have no clue how available I'll be tomorrow and Saturday, and Kimberly's got better thing to do than explode in a DZ))