Jen's leaving? But, but, why? Having Jen around gave things a measure of solidarity, so to speak. That things might not be good, in fact, they most certainly were not, but at least she was around keeping her shit together. But she wasn't, not really. In fact, Jen seemed more shaken up then Vic herself. Of course, Vic was taking this better then she thought. Outside the initial shock, disbelief and sheer terror she'd grappled with not five minutes before. Everything was fucked up, and if she lost what cool she had. she might as well kiss the idea of seeing Alice again goodbye. At this point, that was all she had and by God she was going to hold onto it. You could be goddamn sure she trusted Alice, and by relation, Bounce. Maybe Theo, or Vincent if he'd been along on the trip. Cassidy? God, was that it? You would think after fucking half the school, there would be someone else she could trust. Instead of maybe calling out to Jen, begging her to stay, all she managed was a stammering 'good luck' as she walked away.
That left the three of them. She would prefer looking for Alice with Bounce alone, but maybe this George guy would be of help? He seemed okay enough so far. Well, okay at this point meant not currently attacking her. Still, friendly or not, she agreed with Bounce. They needed to get under cover and try to think of some kind of plan. Operation Find Alice was all well and good, but what then? After they found her, what was the next step? Maybe bunker down and try keep alive as long as possible? Vic supposed that she'd leave that to Alice and Bounce. They were the smart ones, after all. They were both damn near genius's compared to her, and Bounce knew this fuckin' game better then anyone.
Vic glanced at Bounce, resettling the bag on her shoulder. She started to question her on what they should do next when George called out to a new party approaching from behind. Spinning around to keep the newcomer in view, her hand instinctively found Bounce's. If he was just playing them, George was putting on a good show. While she may not trust the guy, she was more then happy to let him step up with the latest arrival. At least he didn't look too intimidating. A fleeting smile flashed across her face as she pictured Alice in George's place, stepping forward to deal with the kid. She knew just from seeing him that Alice was taller, and she'd have bet her girlfriend could take him in a fight. Annnnd there was another anxious pang from thinking about her.
Vic leaned down, speaking to Bounce in a conspiratorial whisper. "Maybe we should just go. I mean, find Alice on our own?" IF he was on the up and up, and even IF they could trust him, they might move faster with the just the two of him. Of course, on the other hand, George might be able to deter some possible attackers if he came along. Like he was doing now. It was a whole pro's and con's thing. Pro, he could protect them, at least until they found Alice. Con, they didn't know fuck-all about him. He could be a ticking time bomb, waiting to explode and disembowel them. Or, you know, just shoot them. Whatever, they didn't know if they could trust him was the idea. She didn't want to die because she'd made a bad call on her judgment. Ater a second, she added "I'll follow your lead, whatever you do."