Waiting for the End

The Cove is a small, sandy beach located off a side-path from the bell tower down gently sloping hills. A small shelter from the waves, the cove houses a few small dinghies that were used for transport to and from the main dock. Following a storm, one of these dinghies has been broken apart and scattered across the shore. A rickety wooden jetty is present to allow access to the dinghies, but this too was hit hard by the storm and a number of planks are missing. The cove also possesses a small cave formed by the tide which can be used to shelter from the elements, although the dampness, uneven rocky floor, and constant dripping make it a less than ideal shelter. The cave can quickly become flooded by seawater whenever the tide is rising, making staying within it for too long a risky prospect.
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June 22nd, 2017, 6:07 am #41

"The cafeteria group you mentioned, they said it was better to die with their friends then kill and end up alone..."

"Why didn't you stay with them?"

"Didn't you have any friends, or did you forget that part when you started killing people?"
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June 22nd, 2017, 6:52 am #42

"..."

"..."

"..."

"They don't want me in the group."

"My friends are dead."
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June 22nd, 2017, 4:15 pm #43

"Well... that makes two of us then."

"What's even been keeping you going?"

"Do you really think you can just 'start all over' again?"
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June 22nd, 2017, 7:23 pm #44

"We'll see."
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June 22nd, 2017, 7:36 pm #45

"..."


"No... We won't."
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June 23rd, 2017, 9:13 am #46

Footsteps in the sand. A lone path, friends left behind or left for dead.

Her anger, derived by sight, insulated by a lack of expression.

She had arrived, finally.

((Coleen Reagan, continued from Empyrean))

Alessio and another boy were talking. The name of the other boy wasn't important; Coleen hardly even afforded him a look other than to determine that thanks to the way the two were positioned in their apparently heated discussion, Alessio's back was towards her. And even though for the moment she couldn't see his face, the sight of him turned away over the scene of a crime was eternally burned into her vision. She would never let it go, not even once he was dead.

The AK-47 had been nestled in her arms for the better part of her travels. Just as planned, she switched the spear out for the more practical weapon the moment the docks were out of sight, so Kimiko couldn't possibly have interpreted the action as a threat and grown hostile and caused the both of them trouble. In her hands, this gun had taken one life. It took the wrong life.

She wouldn't make that mistake again.

"There's something..."

She raised her voice.

"There's something I want to know too!" Coleen shouted at the back of Alessio's head. By all rights, she had him. All she had to do was raise her gun and pull the trigger. He would die. But it was not enough for Alessio to die. She needed to know. "Why do you think you can get away without talking about it? Why don't you want to face what you did?" As she ran over the hypothetical best case in her mind while prowling along the coastline, she imagined herself to be in better control of her emotions. Yet with every word, calm escaped her and was replaced by steadily increasing doses of passion. A vibrato entered her voice and she knew her jaw was clenched tighter and tighter at the end of each sentence.

"Did you know? That you're the biggest fucking coward on this entire island?"

The gun raised.

I'm sorry, Enzo, her heart called out to the one companion she left behind before they could go and die on her. I didn't want you to see this. I didn't want you to see the person I'm becoming. If I make it back, I promise.

I promise I'll make this up to you somehow.
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Jerry Fury - The man, the myth, the legend
Coleen Reagan - The girl who half-loved the world
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Cody Patton : That bitch.
Sean Mulcahy : The world was kind to reprieve him of his fear...
Jessica Sanders: She hoped it would be quick...
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20:17Sideliner:Toben and Ricky are like a sibling version of the Joker and Batman, only Batman is just as much of a mass murderer. He just hides it better.
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June 23rd, 2017, 1:45 pm #47

"..."

The dialogue between him and Jon was interrupted by a third person joining. That was a good time to end the discussion. There was nothing else Alessio wanted to talk about. He did not want to reveal his anger, his frustration, his fury of Vanessa breaking his heart. It was nobody's business. Alessio pointed his flashlight at the person. Alessio did not expect to ever see the person again. Coleen with her AK, this time without Arthur. Arthur was dead.

Without thinking too much, Alessio grabbed the creature Emma had hunted and killed and threw it at Coleen with all the force he had in his arms. He ran towards her, almost falling because of the sandy ground not being solid enough.

He would not win a Mexican standoff, he had no arguments, no excuse for his actions. But he could win a real fight.
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June 23rd, 2017, 6:02 pm #48

Of course he wouldn't answer her. But to her, that only confirmed the point. Alessio had spent his time here on the island being a coward, and he was going to die like one. All she had to do was-

She noticed Alessio reaching for... something. She couldn't quite tell what it was at the ten or fifteen yards she was standing away, and initially thought the leathery, brown-or-charred looking object was a football or something. Her mind told her 'weapon' and she panicked, squeezing the trigger on the AK-47. The trigger had no give and dug into the back of her knuckle, and it was then that Coleen realized she had left the safety on.

"What the fuck!?" she yelped in surprise, her finger frantically flexing on the trigger of the rifle out of instinct to the same effect, or lack of one, as before. She held up the killing machine in her arms to block the whatever-it-was coming straight for her. It hit with less impact than she had been expecting and as it feel to the sand, Coleen saw that it looked to be a cooked chicken or something. She had no time to think about just where Alessio got food like that as by the time she had looked back up, Alessio was far too close.

She finally smacked the safety off with the base of her thumb and pulled the trigger, but it was too late.

History really did have this funny way of repeating itself.
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Jerry Fury - The man, the myth, the legend
Coleen Reagan - The girl who half-loved the world
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V5 Roster:
Cody Patton : That bitch.
Sean Mulcahy : The world was kind to reprieve him of his fear...
Jessica Sanders: She hoped it would be quick...
[+] spoiler
20:17Sideliner:Toben and Ricky are like a sibling version of the Joker and Batman, only Batman is just as much of a mass murderer. He just hides it better.
19:58LaurelsHow does your dick smell like Fritos?
14:36 MimiI THOUGHT YOU GUYS WERE FRIENDS > 14:36MimiI THOUGHT YOU REALLY LICKED HER
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June 23rd, 2017, 7:08 pm #49

It was loud. Why are guns not quieter?

If Coleen had chosen to hit Alessio with the AK-47 instead of shooting, she might have not missed him. Mr. Prospector was too near to Coleen's body. And her head. Alessio with the flashlight in his hand hit Coleen's head with it. Flashlights did not prove to be that efficient, especially since Alessio felt weak and had no strength to smack her head hard enough. But it was enough that he repeated it several times. His other hand pulled Coleen's shirt. He tried to control her arm not having control of the gun anymore. The scuffle moved a bit more near to the fireplace.

So he used his flashlight to shine into her eyes, then used his free, yet broken, arm to grab Coleen to push her into the campfire. He dropped the flashlight to use both hands to shove her into fire like she was the Hag from Hansel and Gretel.

While running into the fire, the sand finally also made Alessio lose balance, so both Coleen and him felt warmer after falling to the ground together.
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June 23rd, 2017, 10:41 pm #50

One hand had come off the gun. Alessio's strikes didn't have a tremendous amount of force behind them but the flashlight was hard and the shell struck her near the eye. Coleen recoiled from the pain and blocked the blows with her forearm the best she could.

Her eyes closed reflexively from the pain. She'd been thrown off her footing and the two of them going were going somewhere she couldn't see. Something pulled at her blouse which only amplified that blind, claustrophobic feeling of being unable to remove somebody who was directly on top of you.

Something felt warm and Coleen realized it was the fire that Alessio or the other boy must have been using before one disturbed the other. There was just enough time to realize the placement of the fire and of their bodies before she toppled.

Coleen was no stranger to being burned, but her injuries that gave her the scars she had to live with for the entirety of her life were from being scalded with boiling water. She wasn't sure what to expect from the licking flames of the campfire, or whether or not the heat was worse than her ages-old trauma. Worse or better, the fire crisped the previously un-burned half of her face. Her voice cracked and swallowed up gulps of intense heat. She screamed in response to the pain, or at least tried, but found herself incapable of producing noise.

Alessio had come into the fire atop her. Her head was pressed down from the force of it, digging her cheek into the hot coals. Coleen kicked and threw wild punches like a cornered animal to try and get the body off of her. Once freed, she scrambled out of the hot pit and fell onto her side, rolling to her back. The screams finally came.
[+] spoiler
Jerry Fury - The man, the myth, the legend
Coleen Reagan - The girl who half-loved the world
[+] spoiler
V5 Roster:
Cody Patton : That bitch.
Sean Mulcahy : The world was kind to reprieve him of his fear...
Jessica Sanders: She hoped it would be quick...
[+] spoiler
20:17Sideliner:Toben and Ricky are like a sibling version of the Joker and Batman, only Batman is just as much of a mass murderer. He just hides it better.
19:58LaurelsHow does your dick smell like Fritos?
14:36 MimiI THOUGHT YOU GUYS WERE FRIENDS > 14:36MimiI THOUGHT YOU REALLY LICKED HER
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