Just walk away,
she silently coached herself. Just keep walking. Do not turn back. Do not engage. Just let her yell. It doesn't mean anything.
Annaliese hunched her shoulders as Jackie continued to hurl insults. Unable to let a verbal assault go unchallenged, she turned around to look at Jackie while continuing to walk backwards.
Of course she managed to turn around *just* in time to watch Allie abandon Jackie and make a beeline for the exit. Annaliese sucked in a hissing breath through clenched teeth. Oh man, if Jackie hadn't gone completely whack-a-doodle after killing Lily, then Allie's abandonment would probably push her right over the edge. Although, ditching your friend after they saved you was pretty cold blooded. It definately made her rethink her image of Allie.
"Dude, Spaz-mo-tron," she called out, trying to give Allie some time to put some distance between herself and Jackie. "Nobody's fucking judging you!"
She paused as she realized what she was saying. "Okay, well...*I'm* not judging you, anyway. I just think we need to all take a breather from each other. Before anyone else loses their head...I MEAN TEMPER!" She winced at the Fruedian slip. Way to practically draw a giant arrow to the fallen Lily, self.
Taking a deep breath, she tried one more time.
"If we meet up later, hopefully you won't be all raving crazy and we can all get along. If not," she trailed off as she looked at Jackie. Who stood alone, covered in blood with a bloody weapon with only the dead for company. The whole scene did not bode well for Jackie's mental health, in her opinion. "Well then, I hope we don't meet up. Vaya con dios, man."
Annaliese snapped off a sloppy salute before swinging back around and booking it out of the area. Better safe than sorry.
((Annaliese Hansen continued in Just a Kid, Napping