As Tobias watched Rob slowly make his way towards his daypack, his pain slowly began to evolve into rage. It wasn't anger that was just limited to the fact that he'd just been sucker punched and laid out like a wimp. No, it was much more than that. He was angry at having been so careless in a dangerous situation. He was angry that the girl he just saved had simply run away when he could have used her help. He was angry at the terrorists that had forced himself and his classmates into becoming their own personal playthings. It was anger at the world. A righteous fury.
He stood there stewing in his own rage as Rob rooted through his day pack, reflecting on the words of wisdom he had imparted. Never. Trust. Anyone. No, Tobias was not about to trust anyone on this island ever again. From now on, the kiddie gloves were off. Clearly no one was willing to just live and let live on this island, if Rob's words and the girls actions were true. There were no laws keeping people at bay. Anyone could easily become a killer in this new world. If Tobias was able to live through this encounter, he wouldn't let anyone get the drop on him ever again.
Soon, Rob had found what he wanted and zipped up whatever remained in his day pack, completely ignoring the other bag filled with his personal effects on the ground behind the stump. As he began to head back towards Tobias, Toby prepared himself for round 2 with the athletic red head. He clenched his fists and gritted his teeth, waiting for the moment Rob decided to try to end his life. If he was going to die, Tobias Elwin was ready to go down swinging.
Instead of coming in to finish the job, Rob tossed Tobias' day pack at him.
"There you go. At least you won't starve now. Get the fuck out of here, before I'll change my mind."
He said coolly, keeping his distance like Tobias should have in the first place. He was being spared.
Tobias held his tongue from trying to make a snappy comeback like a fool. He'd already lost this round, and with Rob acting cautiously there was no way he would be able to launch an assault on him before he pulled the trigger. At this point, conceding the victory was the only option.
Tobias nodded his head begrudgingly in agreement as he cautiously began to step backwards away from Rob. He wasn't about to be shot in the back after all that had happened to him. His eyes bored into his assailant's skull with killing intent that was held at bay like a caged animal. Before long, he had backed up far enough that he felt confident Rob would probably miss if he took a shot. The way he held the gun was a dead giveaway of his inexperience.
"You best watch your back, Rob. Next time we meet, it's round 2, you fuckhead." he whispered to himself as he turned around, making haste towards the forest.
[[Tobias Elwin continued in When The Bite Just Isn't Sharp Enough