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One last time. Maybe.

And then the bullhorn crackles
And the captain tackles
With the problems of the how's and why's
And he can see no reasons
Cause there are no reasons
What reason do you need to die?
Oh oh oh...

For one more time Andrea lay there, waiting to see what would happen next. She didn't think in those terms, of course. She was just letting the water soak through her bandages; she breathed out and saw bubbles form in front of her; she felt her feet against the sand and lay face down and thought she was going to get some sleep after all.

Andrea had always been a night owl. Most people with ADD are. Combine that with the caffeine intake, the medication intake, and the general demeanor, and it wasn't surprising that she'd become a bit of an insomniac. She'd never really wanted sleep; it was for people who didn't have anything better to do.

But now? After all she'd gone through? She deserved some sleep. A well deserved break; it would be relaxing and so peaceful no matter whether--

Then arms were grabbing her, wrapping around and lifting, and Andrea was certain she came out of the water in slow motion. She gulped oxygen and blinked, dumbly seeing water droplets and diamonds in front of her; they floated suspended in the air and danced and glittered in the sun.

She'd always joked, made facetious, half-serious claims that her stimulants led her to think or experience things on a higher level, a sort of higher consciousness than other people did. That was all a bunch of crap, of course. She'd never actually believed it.

Diamonds in the sun. No one saw them besides her.

It was another second before time caught up again, and was being dragged backwards, clumsily, awkwardly. It was Allen, of course. Her first inclination was to ask him to stop. Like he'd do that, though. This was his moment to have.

Let him have it.

Allen was jostling her and the pain in her back was still screaming but she would be sleeping soon. Just grin and bear it until then. Andrea chuckled weakly at that.

"Alex... yeah. He had a grenade. Couldn't let him pull that shit. Heh. Heh."

More hands now. Moving her. She recognized Peter Siu, of all people, and then she was out of the water entirely. Too bad. She liked that water. They were in the boat and she could feel it start to move beneath her.

"Allen, hey."

Wow lots of people on this boat. Good for them.

"Hey, you uh, you're sweet to do that."

She wanted to tell him something. About her brother or that he should go to a concert, or that someone should go find Adam Dodd and ask him if she was a worthy heir to of #77 after all, cause if this whole fucking escape thing proved ANYTHING to her right now it was that they totally DID escape last season.

She'd known that shit all along.

But those would have to wait as half-formed concepts in her mind, because even she had to stop rambling at some point, not even Andrea Raymer could go on and on and on with a bullet lodged near her spine. They would have to wait while she slept, because sleep was important to any growing girl and she really needed to get caught up on some shut-eye, and if she woke up later she'd be able to tell them all that and more and if she didn't, well, then it really didn't matter anyway, did it? It was all good. It was all figured out.

Someone else reached towards her, fiddling with her collar as a voice called out to get some medical attention here pronto. Well, YEAH. She did have various injuries here and all.

Allen was still there.

"It's, it's good. It's all good. It's..."

Was it good? Yeah. What would her father have said?

I know you like to push. But you have to learn how to give, too.

Yeah dad. She knew that.

She looked beyond Allen and saw the sun one more time.

And the silicon chip
Inside her head
Gets switched to overload
And nobody's gonna go to school today
She's gonna make them stay at home
And daddy doesn't understand it
He always said she was

"...good... good as gold."

Andrea slept.

G077: Andrea Raymer - ELIMINATED
G077: Andrea Raymer - ???
G058: Kaitlyn Greene aka Katy Buried - Horse Tranquilizer and Syringe
She Knew She'd Found Freedom - Questions - Fools - Barons - Opportunities - Sideshows - Dawns - Gulches

G038: Deanna Hull - Replica Freddy Glove - DECEASED
From Sea to Sky -Smoke--Sun--Tiki--Nine--Repeat--Talk--Now--Drift--Hunger--Valley--Fall--Rust--Paper--Heart--Sky-
B023: Jesse Jennings - Riz Action Figure - DECEASED
From Vision to Glory -Vision--Summon--Time--Plan--Length--Sleep--Cause-

B006: Ricky Fortino - Trowel - DECEASED
B022: Imraan Al-Hariq - Remington 870 - DECEASED
G036: Carly Jean Dooley - VASE D: - DECEASED
G077: Andrea Raymer - Gunpowder - ?????
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