((Sorry for the delay, schedule conflicts haven't allowed me to post.))
Just as Sera had anticipated, Jana was opposed to heading to the school with Matt and Rob. Then again, was she really so wrong for being opposed to traveling with these two? They did just kill their former traveling companion. That thought popped into Sera's mind once again and her line of vision trailed over to Kevin's corpse momentarily. Maybe, just maybe, Sera was the crazy one for thinking that these guys -- guys that had just murdered somebody in cold blood -- that they'd protect them.
Still, what did they have to lose?
Just their lives, but that seemed fickle and irrelevant given the circumstances. Of the four of them standing around pondering in the park, the odds that even one of them would survive, at this moment, were something like 1/30. Having to contend with lecherous, murderous young men didn't seem like such a big deal anymore. In fact, it wasn't as enthralling as it had been during the very beginning of the game. Killing just seemed so trivial now... Sera needed something a lot more challenging.
"Listen, Jana..." she whispered in a low tone, "What have we got to lose? If they were gonna kill us, they'd have done it by now... they aren't the type to try to gain someone's friendship and stab them in the back... if they were, Kevin wouldn't be dead."
She offered her redheaded companion a light smile.
"Besides, we're more likely to find your brother if there are four of us than if it's just us two, right? I really think we should go with them."
Maybe it was crazy on her part, but Sera genuinely thought that was the best course of action. Lots of guys will willingly do lots of things for a pretty face. She couldn't quite decide if these two fit the bill or not, but if worse came to worse, the Saiga-12 secured in her daypack ensured that she had the upper hand. It was quite the little trump card, and the best part was that nobody, not even Jana, knew about it.
She caught the boys saying something about any hope of escape being dashed when the name "Dan Johnson" was announced over the PA system. She found herself shaking her head amusedly.
"That's pretty rash," she stated flatly, "So happens, my friend here's brother might be able to get us out of this mess too. It's just a matter of finding him... you know, if you're willing to help us."
She almost felt like the two owed it to them, since they murdered their other meatshield and all. She flashed them a smile, then turned back to Jana and gave her a wink. The redhead seemed far less willing overall to go with the flow on this one, but Sera was just sort of rolling with things. As they say, when life gives you lemons... that thinking was what had pulled her this far through the game.
Her attention turned back to Matt and Rob, the latter of which seemed to have disappeared somewhere, and she gave Matt a questioning look.
"Where'd he disappear to?"