((Since Adam's away with school and stuff, I'm gonna go ahead and post.
The much shorter Guy Rapide embraced Kallie, and she could only stare somewhat blankly at the other student. It wasn't like she wasn't glad to see him or anything like that, but Guy had never been what one could refer to as the touchy-feely type unless he was trying to cope a feel or had some sort of other perverted intention behind it. To receive a hug out of nothing but happiness from him was strange at best.
Of course, she wasn't the slightest bit surprised when he tried to make light of the situation by joking. She didn't doubt that he had genuinely been worried about her. After all, she was worried sick about all of her friends, including him. To be honest, she was almost surprised he wasn't dead yet. It seemed he hadn't said the wrong thing to the wrong person just yet.
Guy quickly moved over, dragging the girl that had been standing beside him over toward Kallie by the wrist. He stopped midway, though, when he noticed Matt Wittany walk out of the bushes and address him. Kallie's eyes narrowed slightly as Matt began his interrogations of Guy. Of course, Guy's mouth sounded off before Kallie could address Matt herself.
Instead, she opted to shoot Matt a dirty look. She really hadn't wanted him to tag along with her, but he seemed to insist on following her around. If he wanted to be her shadow, he needed to act like a shadow, and stay quiet. He was definitely overstepping his boundaries right now, and he wasn't earning her respect at all.
Much to her surprise, the seemingly shy and mousy girl that Guy had all but cast in front of Kallie suddenly spoke up, albeit very quietly. A light smirk formed in the corner of Kallie's mouth as the shorter girl adamantly defended Guy, declaring that he wasn't a murderer. She might have been very timid, but at the moment, Kallie liked this girl far more than Wittany.
"Well, there you have it," Kallie shot toward Matt with a scowl, "If you're not satisfied, you could always... you know, stop following me."
She shrugged her shoulders nonchalantly and turned her attention back to Guy and Alice. Out of the corner of her eye, she was trying to keep watch on Matt, as well as Ken Lawson. Of the two, Matt had already proven that he didn't have it in him to attack someone, but that Lawson boy, she was very unsure about.
"You know something?" Kallie spoke up, folding her arms across her chest and narrowing her brow in contemplation, "Something strange is up with the announcements. I've known you far too long not to believe you, and... quite honestly, you're an open book. I think anybody could tell if you were lying, Guy. So then... what kind of game is Danya trying to play?"
Her eyes trailed down and to the side momentarily before shooting back up to look at the somewhat large group again.
"He said Keith tried to shoot somebody, too," she reiterated, "But... I just don't buy it. It's almost like he's warping the stories... trying to turn the kids against one another. Maybe we're just not dying fast enough to suit him, or something. I don't know, but something strange is going on... and I don't like it."
If Danya's goal was to instill fear in the students and cause descent in the groups, it seemed to be working superbly. Even Kallie had momentarily thought her friends to be murderers, and even now, that might be the case. Guy had this girl, "Alice", to vouche for him... and to be honest, if she hadn't been there, Kallie might have doubted Guy's story a lot more.
"We need to find Keith and Darnell," she announced after a moment, "And... what about you?"
Her attention turned to Alice and she smiled warmly at the girl. Kallie had formed a natural dislike for most women throughout her years -- most of them always seemed jealous and bitter toward her, and the fact was, most of them were. But, Alice seemed like a nice girl. She was so quiet and timid that Kallie didn't see her as being some sort of threat, and she didn't pick up the bad vibes she seemed to get from so many other people.
"Do you have any friends you want to find? Do you... know somebody who's good with electronics, maybe?"
Although it had been in passing, Kallie had definitely thought about the cold metallic collar strapped to her neck. Thinking about escape or rallying together almost wasn't an option unless they could get rid of those things. The collars served as Danya's stranglehold on them. Without them, he had no way of controlling the game.