Cho's mouth was dry as the weapon was swung around in her direction. She'd said her piece, thought she'd thrown in enough to make it clear she was being light-hearted as was possible. And now the gun was being pointed at her. Cho was keenly aware of exactly how much of her that the shield wasn't
covering, but duck back and what did that say? It didn't exactly calm things down any, and it made it look like she couldn't be relied on to, to...
The others chipped in too. Not-Arthur pulled out his gun - the shotgun went away from her, and for a second that stopped her heart, Cho looked at Stacy's face and thought she was going to pull the trigger. If that happened, it would immediately be carnage, no doubt, no second thoughts about that. There was no way it wouldn't... he was putting the gun down on the floor. He was trying to show that they could all be trusted. Cause, y'know, Cho was so incredibly untrustworthy and suspicious and could take someone out at any moment. Common known fact that musicians all had training in mystic arts of kung fu.
Arthur was less diplomatic, more plead-y. Cho didn't blame him. If she hadn't spoken up first and things went the way they had, she probably would've been more or less panicking too. Stacy, for her part... backed down.
Cho let out the breath she'd been holding since she stopped speaking, then shook her head. Cho didn't know Stacy - as in, she didn't know
, know the other girl. Beyond the name and the most prominent hobby - which to be frank Cho wasn't even sure if she had right. She didn't know what made Stacy tick, but to see someone that panicked already... hell, she'd been nearly as bad behind that shield, who was to say that given a gun, Cho wouldn't have reacted in the same way?
With Stacy gone, Cho looked sidelong at the other two. She didn't have any reason to distrust them. Didn't have any reason to trust them either, beyond not-Arthur putting down his gun back there. She still had reservations though. Surely she could find some people she knew at least a little better than these guys? Cho would feel a lot more comfortable with Gabriella around, that was for sure. She had her own thing to do...she couldn't really ask them both to come along, too.
She forced a smile.
"Well, I've been having the time of my life just now, but I think I left the iron on," Cho sighed. "Seriously though... stay safe out here. I'm gonna head off. You guys know each other, and you don't know me. I don't want to be a hassle here and I have people I want to look for that I dunno if will match up with what you want to do... so I'm going to save us all the debate. Good luck, okay?"
Cho shifted the shield into a slightly more comfortable position (and it was nice that it had more than one grip, meant she didn't HAVE to carry it readied at all times) and move away off into the woods, in a different direction to where Stacy had gone. Didn't want the other girl to think she was being followed... North? North seemed like an idea. Hopefully wherever she wound up didn't have more people toting guns and panicking...
((Cho continued in Old Holmes