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((I'm really sorry, been away!))

Phoebe jumped as Marcus spoke. Her first move was to look for her baton, then she remembered that she was never going to be able to use it as a weapon against anyone. Her mind whirred faster than she could keep up with it, and she squeezed her eyes shut for a moment as she processed what he said.

"I don't know," she said, with a slight shrug. "I think I must have fallen over, I had to pick a load of glass out of it." Her eyes opened and she forced herself to look at Marcus for the first time since he had spoken to her. It seemed strange that this was probably the most significant injury she had ever had in her sheltered life, and yet it was so insignificant when there were probably people dead already, and she didn't even know who they were. I nearly died. A technicality, an upgrade, the only reason I'm not dead. Why didn't the collars come with a self destruct button?

Maybe it was best to focus on the minor things. The mundane things, like food and sleep and if there were any bits of glass still embedded in her hands. Her grandparents would not be impressed, they always wanted her to understand the bigger picture. One can only cover the sky if he covers his own eyes, but the sky is still there. Hiding from the issue wasn't going to do anything, other that maybe keep her sane.

Her mind moved so quickly, her next words followed barely a second after the first.

"How are you doing, anyway? Seen, um..." What she wanted to say was 'have you seen any dead people yet?' but couldn't figure out how to say it without sounding like a psychopath. And she didn't want to scare Marcus off, he was someone she knew, and reckoned was of reasonably sound mind. "Seen anything..." she still hadn't quite figured out the sentence. "Sorry, can't formulate sentences properly yet. I don't know what I want to say." The tears were starting to well up in her again. "I'm scared. Tell me something to make me less scared!"
the world is on my side
i have no reason to run

v4 nostalgia

shiny shiny V5 concepts (now with clickies)
Phoebe Cho - I shall be playing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor. Wizard!
Harry Hanley - I've got Hershey's at half price today! Get 'em quick before I have rehearsal!
Lor Van Diepen - I'm gonna make a video later. About running. Does that sum me up enough?
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