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No, there wasn't silence. Not at all. And yet, for the first time in years, Jasper-Declan's mind was completely blank.

In front of him was...Carly. No, it wasn't Carly, not anymore. Carly Jean Dooley was no longer on the island. All that remained was an empty shell, something that used to contain that girl. She was gone and now he was alone.


He, who had been perfectly still, perfectly silent for however many moments before- he twitched.

His hand twitched, then his neck. He looked up.

People. People?

His mind completed its reboot and turned back on.

People. They are...fighting? Why? Two...boys. I saw them both before, did I not? One is...George. I met him earlier. The three of... He stumbled over the thought, remembering that one of the three no longer existed. ...the three of us were supposed to be a group. We were going to move together, but George became separated from us at some point in town. Presumably he was attempting to catch up to us, and he ended up here with us. Except he was...

The words too late seemed to catch themselves in his mind. He didn't want to think them.

Carly wasn't gone. She just wasn't here.

Yes. That was easier to accept.

Jasper-Declan stood. Perhaps that wasn't the wisest course of action, considering the battle going on so close to him, but he wasn't thinking particularly clearly, nor was he all that concerned with his own safety anymore. All he knew was he didn't want to be here anymore. He didn't want to be near George, who had been too late, nor did he want to be near this other boy- who was he? It didn't matter, anyone so violent should be avoided. He wanted to be-

I...I want to be home.

It hit him, hard, in the chest, like a physical thing.

I want to be home. I want to be with my brother and sister. I want to see Alex and know that he is not soon to die. I want to see my mother and father and have them not be terrified for my inevitable demise. I want to swim. I want to skate.

I want to run.

I want to run...

Well, that, at least, he could do.

He ran. Away from the fight. Away from the shell of the girl who'd become his friend. Away from his own thoughts. Away from the new announcement that came buzzing over the loudspeaker.

Jasper-Declan turned off the sound and ran again in silence.

[[Jasper-Declan MacDermott continued in Revenge is Best Served Cold]]
Edited by Hollyquin, Jan 18 2011, 09:21 PM.
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