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July 14th, 2014, 10:26 am #1

((Joe Carrasco continued from Broken Hearts Of Gold.))

Joe didn't make it far from the apartments before he had to sit down. He found his way to a grassy slope, damp from the rain, that led down from an overpass. Sat down. He still had the shakes. Probably from blood loss. Or forgetting to eat and drink a lot. He should do that.

He flopped onto his back, dropping the scythe and his bag next to him. The wound Katarina had give him twinged badly. The pain seemed to get worse by the second. There was perhaps something in the first aid kit that would help. He'd been too focused to actually check.

He lay there, nudging his bag with his fingers. He needed to eat. Drink. Rest for the bare minimum of time. See if there was something in the first-aid kit that would help the pain. Then get up and go find Travis. He was wasting too much time. He could see the sun starting to set already.

But he didn't do any of it. Eating, drinking, resting... nope. Instead he just lay there and occasionally nudged his supplies halfheartedly.

He'd get to it. Right now. ...Right this minute. Okay, the next minute...
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(Sprites courtesy of the awesome Fenris.)

B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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July 15th, 2014, 2:17 am #2

((Leona Van Kamp continued from Platinum ))

Leona supposed she covered a lot of ground since the shopping center. She didn't really keep track anymore, just felt like a pointless gesture when it all ended up the same. She took her act to a new venue, wowed the crowd with some more of her showmanship, then packed up and moved on. She only wished she could have upped the ante with her repertoire. The disappearing glass trick was getting decrepit.

The town drew her attention because it was something new, something different. Something with pizzaz. Her direction of approach took her to an old, rundown overpass. It seemed a good place to work out the ache in her feet, at least until she noticed the supine boy already taking up real estate.

She stared at him for a full minute, hands stuffed in the pockets of her overcoat, before she cleared her throat and addressed him.

"You've got the right idea."
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July 15th, 2014, 3:20 am #3

Joe was in the middle of his hundredth 'I will start moving right now' when a girl spoke. Joe hadn't noticed she was there. He tried to shift a little to see her, but mostly just ended up twitching a bit.

“Do I? It's news to me,” he said. It would have been a very flat tone if there hadn't been noticeable strain in speaking. “If the right idea is not moving, that's something I'm working around.”

He nudged his bag again, frowning. The voice of whoever it was wasn't familiar. He still couldn't see much but the sky.
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(Sprites courtesy of the awesome Fenris.)

B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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July 17th, 2014, 2:37 am #4

Leona shrugged, althought from the boy's vantage point he couldn't see the gesture.

"I was going to say resting, but not moving, yeah."

She ventured a few steps closer, relaxed. She didn't think there would be a problem here.

"Feels like I've just been wandering around for the entirety of this show."

She took one hand out of her pocket and wiped her mouth, eliminating some moisture that had gathered at the corner of her lip.

"You've plans, or just good intentions?"
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July 17th, 2014, 11:11 am #5

“Resting. Not moving. Well, it's all... all decent, I guess. You can sit down if you want. Even if I wanted to hurt you, I don't think I'm in the right shape to do it. Don't kill me, though. Not right now, at least.”

Joe was pretty lucid right now, all things considered. Talking kind of hurt, but it was a distant hurt. And he wasn't nervous about it. It'd be nice if not for everything that had led to this little chat.

He flapped his hand at the empty, damp stretch of grass.

“Uhhh... I guess I have plans. I was looking for a...” Joe had been about to say friend, but that was not the right word for Travis anymore. “For a guy. Travis. I have a... a thing to do.

“Um. Do you have plans? If I can help, I don't mind doing it. Well, depends on what it is.”
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(Sprites courtesy of the awesome Fenris.)

B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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July 17th, 2014, 9:30 pm #6

The grass looked particularly inviting, so Leona took Joe up on the offer. Gathering her coat underneath her, Leona took a seat a few feet away from him. He mentioned another of their classmates, but the name didn't mean much to her.

"A thing, huh?" She didn't ask for elaboration. She wasn't sure the boy would give it.

Then he asked about her plans.

What were her plans?

That really was a good question. When you got to it, she really only had aspirations. Goals. She would get free of the island. To achieve that she needed to bolster her repertoire. Nothing went farther than that. Even getting away from the cowboy had been a matter of improvisation, of dealing with a hiccup with whatever was at hand.

"I appreciate the help. But I don't have much in the way of plans, I guess."

She glanced over at him.

"It doesn't help that at the moment I am painfully unarmed."
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July 19th, 2014, 1:35 am #7

“Yeah. A thing.” He did not elaborate.

He could see her now. He recognized her in passing as the magician girl. He'd watched her do a couple of small tricks for someone else once, but been too nervous to approach for a better look. He couldn't remember if she'd killed, and right now he didn't really care either way. She wasn't Travis. She wasn't stabbing anyone in front of him. She was none of his business.

“Unarmed, huh?”

If she had no weapons, she probably hadn't murdered. Or she'd lost them. He'd lost Jason's gun, after all.

“I'm sorry, I can't help with that. I need what I have for Travis.” Oh. He guessed he was elaborating. “There's a box cutter that... that works as a weapon... on the floor of the barricaded area of the shopping centre. If... if you really need it... I don't want you to go murdering people or anything...”
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(Sprites courtesy of the awesome Fenris.)

B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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July 19th, 2014, 4:18 am #8

The shopping center wasn't an attractive prospect. Not after just coming from there. And not for a box cutter.

But now she was intrigued, again. She wondered if she could handle him while he was still lying down, and see just what he had in store for Travis.

Something made Leona keep her hand close to her chest, however. She'd been moving indiscriminately before. This may be worth some direction.

"This Travis...he particularly dangerous?" She asked. On the heels of that, "Maybe I'm the one that could help you?"

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July 21st, 2014, 6:27 am #9

(Ami Flynn continued from The Secret Fate of All Life.)

"That isn't going to solve anything."

... They knew she was there, now. Ami shuffled awkwardly, noticing, vaguely, that the pain in her damaged leg had lessened. Not completely gone but enough for her to put weight on. She was coming around the tunnel, the same one she passed a dozen times before, when she ran into them.

She looked like she lost a lot of weight. There was a purple bruise staining her right cheek. Ami's hair was on the fritz, though that was to be expected with no shower in over a week. The bags under her eyes were larger than any of the daypacks she had slung over her shoulder, of which she had four.

B014, B018, B049, G072.

... It was odd. Ami's number was so high. Was she the last person registered? Perhaps that was a sign. They were calling her a loser before she even woke up. Or maybe Ami was overthinking things again. She really needed to stop doing that.

The point was that she no longer had her bag. She had the bags of other people. These bags were her, they were her. That's all that mattered. The bag marked B018 held a gun and the long spear that poked out from the top of the zipper. B049 held the Frankenstein, the weight of which was a struggle to lug around the first day on the island. The ballistic knife was in the waistline of her jeans, covered by her shirt. The scalpel was in her back pocket, unused but not forgotten.

The revolver was in her right hand. Four bullets.

"Hi. I couldn't help overhearing."
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July 21st, 2014, 10:38 am #10

“Dangerous. ...Yeah, I'd say so. He's got three kills—I mean, he murdered three people—“ Calling them 'kills'... that just wasn't right. Like they were tally points. “And that was without a gun, so if he's... picked up something...”

There were no accidents with melee weapons. But all three times Travis killed with one. If he'd had a gun, Joe was sure he would have used it. Guns were around, though. Joe had proof of that in his bag.

Then someone else turned up. Couldn't see them. Vaguely familiar. She might have been in one of his math classes. ...Ami? Yeah, he didn't really know her face anyway, but he'd heard her voice in class on occasion.

She had protests.

“...you think I don't know that?” Joe didn't know how to explain so he just added to the magician girl, “I don't need help.”
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(Sprites courtesy of the awesome Fenris.)

B020 - Daniel "Danny" Brooks | Weapon: Portable CD player with batteries | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: N/A
V6 - 1 2 3 4

G002 - Lillian "Lily" Caldwell | Weapon: Army Helmet | DECEASED
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1 2
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G043 - Clarice Halwood | Weapon: Can of Air Freshener | ALIVE
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 | Sadie Hawkins: 1
V6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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B020 - Joe Carrasco | Weapon: Dressage Whip | DECEASED - "All the wishes... impossible. Gun's enough."
PREGAME - Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1 2 3 4
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

G003 - Naomi Bell | Weapon: Electric Hedge Trimmers | DECEASED - "S-s-stop."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 3 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | Prom: 1
V5 - 1 2 | Meanwhile - 1

G043 - Mallory McCormick | Weapon: Flathead Screwdriver | DECEASED - "Okay... Hospital... Then tennis..."
PREGAME - Past: 1 2 | Present: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
V5 - 1 2 3 4 5 | Meanwhile - 1
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