Ocean Breathes Salty

Mr. Danya
Joined: May 26th, 2007, 12:17 am

May 31st, 2014, 10:40 am #1

Day 15
When Jeremy Flynn woke up, he was in a hospital bed. His brother was there. Dillon asked why. Jeremy said he didn't know. He asked if it was about Ami. Jeremy said no. 'Well if it isn't about her, then why?' Jeremy couldn't remember. He said he wanted to go back to bed. Dillon left. Jeremy laid back in bed.

Of course it was because of Ami. His argument with her still clung to his brain like an old piece of gum. Hard remembering specifics. He didn't want to, most importantly. He remembered how the argument started. It was the day of Ami's senior trip. Jeremy wanted to speak to her. He went to her room. She was smoking with the window down.

Ami said he should have knocked. Jeremy asked where she got them. and Ami told him it was none of his business. Jeremy Flynn didn't punish her for being rude. That was his father's way, not his. But he wasn't about to budge. He took the packet away from her, crushed it and threw it out the window.

"I'm not a little kid anymore, Dad."

Ami didn't curse, and she didn't take the Lord's name in vain. Respectful, even when she was being a brat.

"You're right. You're a grown adult. If you want to kill yourself with smoke, that's fine. But when you're living in my house, you'll do exactly as I say. And if I catch you again, I'm kicking you out."

Her reaction was instantaneously but muddled.. She ran through a dozen emotions like she wasn't sure which one to settle on.

She settled on anger.

She said she hated him.

Every father must hear that at some point in their lives. To Jeremy it was a low blow. Like salt in the wound, a tone that no child should ever use with their parent.

Jeremy didn't respond. Silence hung in the room and Jeremy turned and left. Sat in the parlor, not sure how long. Ami came in and started talking at one point. He didn't hear her. She walked away. One of her friends offered to pick Ami up. Jeremy didn't stop her. It took until she left the house for Jeremy to realize he had been crying the entire time..

Ami was a good girl, he told himself. She would call him and everything would be alright. That's just who she was. Ami was a good girl. She would call.

When she didn't call, Jeremy called her. When her phone went straight to voicemail, Jeremy turned the TV on. When he found out she didn't even arrive in Florida, Jeremy stopped leaving the house. And when they found pieces of the plane in the ocean, Jeremy hung a noose inside Ami's room.

If Jeremy wanted to die quickly, he should have had the rope snap his neck. Other way's slower, more painful. Jeremy didn't consider those logistics. Had he taken the time to prepare, though, Dillon wouldn't have had time to bust into the room and save him.

Jeremy didn't struggle. But what he did do was cry. He cried when Dillon held his head and muttered "Jesus Christ, Jer, look at you." He cried when the neighbors came in and they all held him down until the ambulance arrived. He cried as he thrashed in the stretcher and he swallowed back snot as they tied him down. He wanted to cry when they stuck a needle in his arm. He fell asleep soon after.
Day 16
Jeremy stayed another night. The rope cut off circulation to the brain, Doctor said. Just precaution. Jeremy stayed in bed and slept.
Day 17
They released him. Evening, not sure what hour. Dillon drove him home. No funerals. Tamara left the night before. Jeremy went to bed and slept.
Day 18
People came to watch over Jeremy. To stop him from trying again, he figured. No energy to argue. There was fog in his head and he couldn't think. Jeremy stayed in bed and slept.
Day 19
Fog even worse. More people. He didn't care. Jeremy stayed in bed and slept.
Day 20
Dillon unhooked all of the phones. Didn't say why. Jeremy didn't bother to ask. He stayed in bed and slept.

Mr. Danya
Joined: May 26th, 2007, 12:17 am

July 8th, 2014, 11:09 pm #2

Day 21
SYNIRC << | #BLOODGARDEN (72) | *godovermuinn* wrote:19:04 godovermuinn : found Ami Flynn's family
19:05 FaceInBooks : Awesome.
19:05 FaceInBooks : There has to be an easier way to track the families down.
19:06 godovermuinn : http:/seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024016554_sotffamily.html
19:07 FaceInBooks : Jesus.
19:08 FaceInBooks : Guy owns a funeral home?
19:08 FaceInBooks : If that ain't the definition of irony.
19:09 FaceInBooks : This is really surreal though.
19:09 FaceInBooks : Girl lives in a funeral home, I'm thinking, like, she's gotta be the Japanese Grim Reaper
19:09 FaceInBooks : Jacob Starr level of stoicism.
19:10 FaceInBooks : God, what am I saying?
19:11 FaceInBooks : This poor family lost everything before the game even started.
19:12 FaceInBooks : Ha ha I feel bad for chuckling.
19:15 godovermuinn : not judging you
19:15 godovermuinn : also she's filipino not japanese
19:16 FaceInBooks : Really? Ami's a japanese name isn't it?
19:17 godovermuinn : irish-filipino
19:17 FaceInBooks : Oh, is it Um-mee instead of Ah-mee?
19:17 godovermuinn : something else too
19:17 godovermuinn : ha ha tomatoe tumato idk
19:19 FaceInBooks : Oh. Flynn. Hah. Should have guessed.
19:20 godovermuinn : maybe they keep the Guinness in the body lockers
19:20 godovermuinn : nice and cool that way
19:21 FaceInBooks : God damn it Xavier XD!!!
19:22 FaceInBooks : You're making me laugh and it's making me feel like an even bigger piece of shit!
19:22 FaceInBooks : Besides aren't you thinking of a morgue?
19:25 godovermuinn : dunno
19:25 godovermuinn : brb
19:25 FaceInBooks : Okay!

19:30 godovermuinn : they took the phone off the hook
19:30 godovermuinn : 4chan strikes again
19:31 FaceInBooks : Btards.
19:31 FaceInBooks : Why did it have to be Btards?
19:33 FaceInBooks : Well. Fuck me then.
19:33 FaceInBooks : Back to square one.
19:35 godovermuinn : don't be so quick to... quit
19:35 godovermuinn : got a gambit
19:35 godovermuinn : give me a sec
19:37 FaceInBooks : Xavier.
19:37 FaceInBooks : I really hope you aren't doing what I think you're doing.
19:40 godovermuinn : relax.
19:40 godovermuinn : shhhh.
19:40 godovermuinn : just leave it to me candy
19:40 godovermuinn : ain't gonna worry bout nuffin babee
19:42 FaceInBooks : http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/hhlun.gif
19:42 godovermuinn : ouch
19:42 godovermuinn : that hurts
19:42 godovermuinn : brb applying ointment to burn
19:43 FaceInBooks :

20:15 godovermuinn : just got off the phone with Ami Flynn's mother
20:15 godovermuinn : good chunk of the community passes through the parlor
20:15 godovermuinn : no pun intended
20:15 godovermuinn : methinks we might find a few of the families
20:17 FaceInBooks : No shit!
20:17 godovermuinn : ain't so simple
20:17 godovermuinn : says she's moved out
20:17 godovermuinn : couldn't deal with the stress or so she says
20:18 godovermuinn : but I told her what we're doing and she'll see if she can grab the records
20:18 godovermuinn : she wants to speak to you first though
20:20 FaceInBooks : OMG Xavier
20:20 FaceInBooks : I could kiss you right now!! <3
20:20 godovermuinn : oh bb
20:20 godovermuinn : tongue2tongue?
20:22 FaceInBooks : Don't push it.
20:25 FaceInBooks : Think you can text me the deets?
20:25 godovermuinn : just did
20:28 FaceInBooks : You're a peach.

20:30 godovermuinn : hey
20:30 godovermuinn : candice
20:30 godovermuinn : do you honestly think this is going to work?
20:30 godovermuinn : we're fans of this shit
20:31 godovermuinn : you know the families won't be welcoming us with open arms
20:35 FaceInBooks : Hmm.
20:35 FaceInBooks : I don't know.
20:40 FaceInBooks : I don't know Xavier!
20:41 FaceInBooks : All I know is that we have to try.
20:42 FaceInBooks : The school won't return my calls and 4chan or reddit or whatever scourge of the internet is right now has turned Seattle into a police state for these families
20:43 FaceInBooks : This is the only big lead we have save for illegal means or cramming all of us into a bus for a roadtrip.
20:43 FaceInBooks : I admit, It might not work.
20:45 FaceInBooks : But I believe in what we're doing.
20:46 FaceInBooks : We can do a world of good Xavier. We can help those in need. That's enough to make it all worth it.
20:46 FaceInBooks : And if the families clam up and down want to deal with us, well, so be it.
20:50 FaceInBooks : Do you believe Xavier?
20:55 godovermuinn : candy
20:55 godovermuinn : honey
20:55 godovermuinn : I'm just the four-eyes with cheeto stained fingers who stares at a computer screen for 9-to-9 everyday.
20:55 godovermuinn : I don't get paid to believe.
20:56 FaceInBooks : Heh.
20:56 FaceInBooks : Okay, whatever. I'm gonna call her, I'll report back when I'm done.
20:56 godovermuinn : kk
20:58 FaceInBooks : And
20:58 FaceInBooks : Thanks Xavier.
20:58 FaceInBooks : You're a good friend.
20:59 godovermuinn : ha ha np