Alvaro left. Lily waited until his footsteps headed into another room nearby. The moment she heard that, she picked up her things and left. Trying to be quiet, just in case he heard her and decided to follow.
Lily didnt need to be around if he found Tina. Didnt need those questions. Was it you, Lily? Did you see it happen? She didnt need accusations. Or worse, pity. She didnt need that. She could have just stopped Tina from dying. Shes not the one whod need pity, whod need comfort.
Shed be fine.
She was fine.
If she thought it enough times, maybe it would be true.
Find somewhere to hide. That was the important thing. Somewhere where Alvaro would never find her. And then
And then figure out how she was going to live through the evening. Then the next day. Then the next
Then, maybe, eventually she wouldnt have to worry about the next day. And then, only then
maybe she could grieve like she was meant to. But not now. Not on this island.
She reached the end of the ward, and after checking that Alvaro wasn't behind her, she shoved open the door and ran for it.
((Lillian Lily Caldwell continued in Pitstop