That's how Neil felt at the current moment. He looked around. He was lone. It had all happened so fast, he never saw it coming. How could it happen? They were S.A.D.D. They were going to get off this island. They were going to escape. He had a plan, he had an amazing plan. They were going to beat the system!
It began with Nadine. Well, Neil was surprised, but couldn't be too surprised. She pretty much all called them fools and ran off. With the notebook no less. Not that it really mattered she had the notebook. What was she going to do with it? He had a couple more in his pack, though those were mostly filled up with songs and other jazz like that.
Next Neil watched as Ric rather abruptly left him. Neil watched as Ric ran after Nadine.
Then Nigel left.
Neil knew he had to find Evan, they had to organize, do something. He heard as Evan called, shouting to see if anyone was still in the cottage, Neil shouted yes, he was here, but it was too late. Evan was gone.
So now Neil stood alone, in the middle of the cottage. The old 'headquarters' of S.A.D.D.
Students Against Destructive Decisions.
The group that was to defy Danya and beat the game.
Neil looked around, the anger, confusion, hopelessness building up inside of him. He raised his stick he picked up back on the beach and shouted. He shouted no words, just a primal scream. A scream not because he was crazy, but to show he was sick. He was sick of this game, of what was happening.
He hated being alone here now. He was the leader of S.A.D.D.
S.A.D.D would live! He would find others! He would escape!
He believed in his plan enough. He would find others who wouldn't run away. Maybe he could find Ric and Evan again. Those he trusted the most.
Nigel was ok, and Nadine was definitely now out of the question.
Neil screamed more and ran towards a camera he saw mounted on the wall and swung his stick at it. The stick made contact with the camera, knocking it off the wall. Neil continued to swing at it until the camera was destroyed.
Neil threw his head back and shouted as loud as he could
He then destroyed every camera he could find in the small cottage.
Out of breath, panting, and sweating, Neil gathered his stuff and slowly left the camera-less cottage. As he left he saw cameras on the outside.
What did it matter, he was going to go through with his plan. He was sure these cameras wouldn't be enough to prematurely start the plan he had in his head. He had to find others for the second half.
Neil went after all the cameras he could find, destroying them all without word, without sound.
When he was out of breath, he left the small cottage leaving his mark behind him.
A trail of destroyed cameras.
That would be S.A.D.D's signature.
Neil smiled slowly as he walked away into the afternoon jungle.
((Continued in Mending