Neil read what Ric wrote, and it hit him that their efforts to escape might end with one or all of them dying. Was he prepared for that? He had no choice, it was either die trying to escape or die by players. Neil was determined to make the escape though. He would make sure Ric and Evan got off this island with him too. Even though in school he didn't talk to the kids, right now he felt a sort of camaraderie with the two boys.
The boy who was on the swim team right? And the boy with the messed up face. Details didn't matter now, here in this world they found themselves in. Escape would happen, Neil would make sure of it. He took the pencil, and talked about chords and lyrics, and wrote down his true words for Ric and Evan to read.
Ric, thanks man, but I'm not going to let you sacrifice yourself. We'll find a different way. If it comes down to it...maybe, but we'll find a way. You're right on us not having much in the way of protection. We can all pick through that debris farther up the beach and find some good sticks to use as clubs or something, other than that yeah, we're pretty screwed when it comes to weapons. That doesn't mean were out yet though. We can find others, we will find others, we will find a way. We just got to think of priorities. These collars. Maybe if we covered them with cloth it was cover the mics up? There's got to be a way to stop the signal. Then comes the cameras, if the cameras did stop functioning people would have to be sent in, with transportation and communication equipment. Even if we were out gunned, if we played it smart, we could beat them. I think we can really do this. I think we can really fucking do this."
Neil smiled, he was beaming with happiness. He for one, truly felt that escape was possible. That together, he Evan and Ric could work out a good plan, that could change and adapt with new people. Neil felt nothing in him but hatred for Danya and anyone who put him here.
There had to be other kids who would want to get off this island. Neil remembered watching the other survival of the fittest's on TV. He remembered kids talking about escape, but they quickly died off. He remembered a plan that came close in the first one. He didn't remember much from it though, it was so long ago it felt like.
This wouldn't be some plan that was just talked about though. He would make sure of it.
This was the real deal. The three musketeers. The number will probably grow, it didn't matter. People at home wouldn't be aware of their escape plan, but that was all apart of the plan. They would blindside Danya and this game, they would be the true winners.