Leap of Faith

Erected in the tall trees, the zipline towers are very nearly invisible, but provide a good vantage point for those who happen to stumble upon them. Although the wiring is still standing, it’s not advisable to test the attraction without proper equipment.

Leap of Faith

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July 16th, 2013, 11:55 pm #1

((Eliza Patton continued from Perspectives, an Alternate))

Eliza shielded her eyes as she looked down from the zip line tower. Her body was still a little stiff from waking up, but the pain from her bruises had mostly passed. She sighed as she scanned the tree line below. There didn't seem to be anyone there, but the foliage was too thick to be completely sure. She quickly glanced down the ladder before taking a seat.

Leaving her rifle beside her, she rummaged through her bag. It was a hot day, and she was getting pretty thirsty. Eventually, her hands closed around a water bottle. It was pretty warm, but it was better than nothing. Eliza picked it up, unscrewed the cap and took a sip. The water tasted kind of funny, but it wasn't like she had a choice of drinks.

Choice. That word stuck in her mind. It was something that she had almost taken for granted before. The ability to drink what she wanted, to go where she wanted, to live on her own terms. It had all been taken from her, and for what? Some crazy fucker's sick entertainment? She closed her eyes, wallowing in the unfairness of it all. At least Leah, Cherry and the others back in Seattle didn't have to deal with this. Eliza sighed.

She wished she was home.
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July 25th, 2013, 6:23 pm #2

((Luca Johanssen continued from Ducks Love Fireworks))

Luca didn't know how it had happened, but instead of arriving at the northern part of town as he'd intended, he found himself on almost the opposite side of the island. Damnit, I messed up big time here. How did I manage to do that?

The first step had been getting separated from Bianca en route to the suburbs. Shortly after leaving the park, Luca's injured knee began playing up again. He'd told Bianca to go ahead and that he'd meet up with her later on, then stayed put to give his knee a much-needed rest. After about half an hour, it was still aching quite a lot. He searched through his first aid kit and found some ibuprofen, much to his delight. He took a couple of the pills with some sips of water, and waited for them to kick in. It was a while later before his knee felt well enough for him to continue, and by that time the sun was already starting to set.

He continued to wander towards what he thought was the town, but in the encroaching darkness, he became totally disorientated and starting going in the wrong direction. When it became too dark to continue, Luca just gave up for the night and took cover among the trees to rest some more. The next morning, after the announcements, Luca set off once again but feeling a lot, lot more anxious than before. He'd learnt that eight of his classmates had died over the past twenty-four hours, and not all of them through accidents or suicide. There were indeed murderers out there. Adonis and Bianca were still alive, something he was thankful for. As much as Adonis was a dick for abandoning both him and Bianca, he didn't want to hear that he'd gone off and died.

Continuing his trek, losing his map halfway through to an errant gust of wind, he eventually arrived at the coast. Unfortunately for him, it was the eastern part of the island, far away from where he was supposed to meet up with Bianca. With no map, Luca was forced to follow the coast around the island. And that was how he came to be at the zipline attraction.

His lightsaber was still in his grip, virtually glued to the palm of his hand since that morning. I need to take a rest... I've been walking non-stop since this morning. Luca slowed to a stop and plopped down against the trunk of one of the many tall trees, and began to rummage nosily through his bag for something to eat. He pulled out an energy bar, sighed loudly and tapped the plastic sword against the floor as he ate, unaware of the female lurking several metres above him.
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July 26th, 2013, 5:21 am #3

What was that noise? Eliza looked up, scanning her surroundings. The sound had to be coming from below her. Picking up her gun, she crawled to the ladder and looked over the edge of the platform.

She didn't have much of a view from this angle, but she could tell that there was a person down there. He was banging some kind of stick on the ground. Eliza stared at him, unmoving. What should she do? He didn't seem too dangerous, but you never really could tell here. 

Fuck it. It was was pretty boring to have nobody to talk to, and it wouldn't kill her to act friendly to one person, would it? Tucking her gun out of sight, she called down to the boy below.

"Hey. How's the weather down there?"
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July 26th, 2013, 5:13 pm #4

Luca very nearly choked on the energy bar when the unexpected voice called out and startled him. He coughed a couple of times, dislodging the bolus from his throat, which allowed him to swallow it properly. Oh man, are you trying to kill me or something?

That was actually a real possibility, he realised soon after thinking that.

He leant forward, peeking either side of the tree he sat beside. Nobody to his left, nobody to his right. The voice had echoed amongst the trees, making it difficult to pinpoint its actual location. So, where did that voice come from? He looked in an upwards direction, just to humour himself, and was extremely surprised to see someone standing on a platform high above him. He couldn't tell who it was exactly, though he could catch a glimpse of some pink hair that really stood out.

"Oh, hi," Luca called back, trying to think of a proper response to the girl's question. "It's... I guess it's cloudy with a chance of dying down here."

Well that wasn't morbid at all.
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July 27th, 2013, 6:10 am #5

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Well, that was actually kind of funny. Maybe this wouldn't go so badly after all. Eliza leaned back over the side and called back to him.

"Why don't you come up here so we can talk without shouting?"

Evidently he had decided to take her up on the offer, as she could see him climbing up the ladder. So far, so good. Eliza shuffled back to where her bags were, running her hand over her gun to make sure she knew where it was.

She sighed. Hopefully this would end better than the last few times.
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July 27th, 2013, 9:46 am #6

The girl seemed friendly enough, no malice in her voice. It seemed pretty advantageous to be higher up as well; better view of your surroundings, being able to hide from everyone else more easily. "Sure," he called back and trudged along to the ladder linking the forest floor and the platform.

Luca tried to climb up while holding the lightsaber loosely in one hand, but he only managed to go up one rung before his fingers slipped. Tucking the lightsaber away in his bag as best he could, he tried again and reached the platform without slipping, falling or other general incidents. He pulled himself up, took his bag off his shoulders and looked up to see the girl he'd been conversing with.

Now up close and personal, he could recognise her almost immediately. Especially now he was able to see the piercings, the tattoos on her arms and the brightly dyed hair.

Oh you have to be fucking kidding me.

Eliza Patton. Anarchist, vandal and held back a year. Not to mention that jerk Cody's sister. Not a person I was hoping to run into. Great. Luca tried to hide his dismay at running into her, reminding himself that she hadn't gone as far as kill anyone yet. She wasn't someone like Theo or Iselle, that was some consolation.

"So..." he began, racking his brain to find something to start a conversation with, "how have you been faring over the past couple of days?" he asked. Luca sat down cross-legged near the ladder, looking around at the thick foliage of the trees that surrounded them, and the ancient-looking zipwire that connected to the platform.
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July 27th, 2013, 8:21 pm #7

Now that he was finally on her level, Eliza was able to get a good luck at him. He seemed like a jock, though she didn't recognise him as one of Cody's friends. Hopefully he'd be a little more intelligent than the one's she was used to. After a few moments of thought, she responded.

"To be honest, things have been pretty shitty around here." Eliza laughed. "I've been in a couple fights already, but I suppose I'm not too bad off."

There was a brief pause as her hands came to rest on her gun. Couldn't be too careful.

"Maybe I'll actually get to win one for once."
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July 27th, 2013, 10:25 pm #8

So Eliza had been in a few scrapes herself, it seemed. Luca felt somewhat sorry to hear it and nodded in response. At the same time, however, he felt kind of relieved to know that he wasn't the only person there to have had a lot of shit happen to them. "Yeah, well yesterday me, Bianca and Adonis met some twit who decided to fire a massive gun..." He trailed off into silence when he saw Eliza's hand go down to her own rifle, and listened in silence as she continued to speak.

Win for once? And she's going for her gun? Something's not quite right here...

"Define 'win'," Luca spoke while frowning, feeling extremly uneasy all of a sudden. His eyes flicked down to the bag sitting on the platform next to him, the strap of which still dangled around his neck. The lightsaber that still poked out of the partly opened zip was no match for that rifle, not by a long shot. It was just a cheap toy, it couldn't do any real damage. It couldn't even cut through butter, let alone cut through the barrel of a gun.

Still, it was the only thing he had.

He placed his hand on the green plastic blade and began to slowly draw it out, just so he had something to hold on to. If she was getting her weapon to hand, why shouldn't he go for his as well?
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July 28th, 2013, 2:26 am #9

Eliza's heart was pounding as she saw the boy reach into his bag. Her eyes were glued to his hands as he produced... a... a lightsaber?

Well that was just fucking great. She wanted to laugh. Did he actually think that he'd be able to make it through this  with just a plastic toy?

Still. The football player from earlier didn't exactly get assigned a good weapon either... Eliza didn't think she'd end up so lucky if another fight started. Her whole body stiffened. There was no way in hell she'd let the same thing happen again. 

Keeping her gun at the ready, she took a few steps back from the boy in front of her. It was a long way down, and all it would take would be one push...

"What're you doing? Don't move!"
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July 28th, 2013, 8:38 am #10

"W-what? I was just getting this out my bag," Luca responded, feeling more and more anxious with each passing moment.

So pulling the lightsaber out hadn't been such a good idea after all. Even if he meant nothing by it, she still seemed to take it as a threat. Does she really think I can do anything with this? Serously, she's that paranoid? She's got a freaking gun and I got a toy sword!

This was not good, not good at all. The girl in front of him was way better armed than him, and was better prepared to strike if she wanted to. All she had to do was aim the rifle up him and squeeze the trigger, and it would be Luca Johanssen out for the count. He could feel his body begin to sweat heavily, and not from the warmth of the day. This was a bad idea, I should have just stayed down on the ground. I need to go, quickly. Find the town, find Bianca, just get the Hell out of here while I still can.

"Look, this is the only thing I have," Luca spoke, trying to sound as calm and rational as he could, though his voice faltered in some placed. "It's just a piece of crap, I can't hurt anybody with it. You've gotta be extra deluded to think I can do anything while you have that gun in your hand. So how about putting it down and letting me be on my way, okay? You're really starting to make me nervous and that's something I can really do without."

Luca slowly got to one foot as his knee began to get sore again in its current position.
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