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The voice from the walls conjured up images of blood splatters and the sound of gunshots. No doubt about it, this was the man that introduced Arthur - no, all of them - to the game of death. The hair on the back of Arthur's neck stood on end as he listened intently to what he had to say. Coleen had stood up, fixing her eyes on him, and Arthur was unsure whether or not to draw back. He would say something, reassuring words for healing, not hurting, but he didn't want to miss anything important on the announcement.

He knew Jennifer as an acquaintance, and the thought of her dying so early on made Arthur's blood run cold. As the list went on, though, he realized that she had been the lucky one. His classmates had been brutally stabbed by each other, committed suicide by slashing their own wrists, making falling off of a bridge look like a slap on the wrist in comparison. Silently, he took note of the killers' names, checking them with what he knew of the faces they belonged to. He figured it would be easier to stay clear of all of them, not letting any exceptions through, but he didn't want to write off any potential allies, Kimiko in particular. He remembered her to be a Buddhist (or something like that, the exact words escaping him), so her having killed someone else just didn't click in his mind.

Barry's death hit him the hardest. He could remember Barry's smile, his relentless attitude towards life, his friendly disposition towards his teammates. The thought that the Iron Man could be one of the first to fall was not one Arthur wanted to sit with for very long.

Luckily, he didn't have to. Coleen asked him for something, pulling him out of his musings before they became too much to bear.

"Yeah, here," He said, reaching into his bag and pulling out the map. He unfolded it, placing his finger on the Supply Depot. "We were just over there, so we should be fine in regards to that," Arthur remarked, recalling Henry and Jasper and their departure in the opposite direction. Hopefully, they had been able to vacate the area too. Thank God their names weren't in the announcements, he thought to himself. He knew he wouldn't be able to live with the guilt if they were.

At least, given the circumstances, he wouldn't have to live with it for very long.
~~~~~ Creativity's Burning Pyre ~~~~~



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