To say that Khrysta was slightly annoyed by the sudden appearance of Matthew Wittany as they were about to leave the airfield might have been a bit of an understatement. The fact was, they had been at the airfield for a very, very long time, and Khrysta was more than a little bit ready to leave. This boy emerging from the woodwork was nothing more than a hinderance to their progress, and Khrysta simply wasn't in the mood for those sort of hinderances.
On cue, Corbin pointed his gun toward Matt and began questioning him, asking him what sort of weapon he was carrying. A bike chain, or so he said. Khrysta wasn't very well acquainted with Matt Wittany. She knew that he was a photographer for the yearbook or the paper or something, but beyond that, she knew nothing about him, sans rumors that had been spread around the school, and how accurate were they?
Mary was quietly expressing her desire to leave the area, and soon, and Khrysta couldn't help but agree with the other girl. Mary's insistance that Matt was a creep was all Khrysta needed to hear. Whether or not this was true in actuality didn't matter. The fact was, she didn't want people with them that made the rest of the group feel uncomfortable. She had let Paul in, but...
Her eyes trailed over to Adwin's corpse for just a moment. Paul had been an exception, seeing as they'd have had to fend off a quite deranged girl if not for him riddling her with bullets as she attacked Corbin. But this guy... he didn't exactly have much to offer. He wasn't exactly the most physically imposing figure around, and if he was telling the truth about his weapon, Lady Luck wasn't on his side at all.
Corbin seemed to want to give Matt a chance, though it didn't exactly surprise Khrysta. That was just the sort of person that Corbin was. He wanted to give everyone a chance, to believe that everyone had some potential for good inside of them. While that may have been the case, Khrysta simply didn't want to be bogged down by any more people than they already had. Survival was a priority, and she had decreased their chances by taking Mary in.
Of course, Mary was more or less counter-balanced by Paul.
Wittany... it wasn't that Khrysta thought he was a bad guy or anything. She didn't even know him. The thing was, he just didn't look like he had anything he could add to the group. If nothing else, Mary had a positive outlook and optimistic attitude to give. Paul might have been a chauvenistic, arrogant son-of-a-bitch, but he had at least proven that he was willing to defend them. Corbin... well, Corbin was just Corbin.
Suddenly, it seemed like all three of her current allies were turning toward her for answers. Mary wanted to leave, Corbin was waiting on her to give the word for what to do, and Paul, too, had made his opinion on the matter known. She turned toward Matt, a placid expression remaining on her features, and sighed quietly. She didn't really feel guilty for what she was about to say, though she probably should have.
"Sorry, we aren't looking for dead weight."
It sounded cold and cruel, but it was the simple truth of the matter. Paul and Mary were right, it was way past time to leave the airfield. Their destination before the interruption had been the sea cliffs, and Khrysta wasn't going to let a little deterent like Matt stop them from getting where they were going. The sun was about to go down, so they needed to move fast. They didn't have time to deal with another student.
"Let's get out of here already."
((Continued in Lilacs and Lolita