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What She Came For
Topic Started: Aug 26 2010, 01:21 AM (1,583 Views)
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((Dawne Jiang continued from Bump in the Night))

Dawne had finally found her way out of the felled forest, although she hadn't gotten out in the location she had expected. This turned out to be a good thing, because rather than have to go over the mountain, the girl instead managed to go around it. The resulting walk was still a long one, but it could have been much worse.

The walk was still a long one however, and it didn't take long for Dawne to become tired. She pressed on, constantly looking over her shoulders as her fatigued legs pressed forward, her body wanting to stop but her mind telling it to push forward. Through some woods, past some buildings, until finally she came across... a tennis court. It was the first true sign of sophistication that Dawne had seen, and it brought a smile to her face.

From her perspective, Dawne could see that there were a couple people standing in the court, one male and one female. Normally Dawne would have dismissed the sight of people and move on, except for the fact that something about the male caught her eye. The way he stood, the way he was dressed, there was no mistaking it. Despite her fatigued, Dawne took off into a run.

"Rekka!" Dawne yelled at the top of her lungs, practically launching herself into her boyfriend. After practically drowning the poor boy in kisses, Dawne untangled herself. "I'm so glad I found you." The relief in the girl's voice couldn't have been more obvious. Everything around her meant nothing to her, not even the other girl. She had found Rekka. That meant that there was one more person she needed to find, hopefully before it was too late.
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Rekka made short work of tending to Dawne's wounds, something she was more than grateful for. The soothing sensation of the aloe did wonders for the girl's sun burnt face. She cracked a smile, watching as Rekka started pulling stuff out of his bag. He handed her something wrapped in various bits of her clothes which she snuck into his bag while they were packing. Dawne smiled mischievously as she unwrapped the clothing to reveal what was inside. As she removed the first layer of clothes, something caught her eye as it tumbled out of the hoodie. Picking up the object, she saw that it was a hair pin, beautifully made with an orange blossom as it's centerpiece.

"Oh Rekka... it's so beautiful." she said as she attached the piece in her hair. Deep down however, the symbol of love made her chest ache. Rekka was so in love with her, and she had betrayed that love. It was something she had tried so desperately to forget, but every memory of that night flooded back into the front of her mind. She didn't deserve that clip. She didn't deserve him. Dawne kept the clip in her hair for a moment so Rekka could see how it looked before removing it, under the pretense of not wanting to ruin it in the dirt. Really, she just felt like she wasn't worth wearing the symbol of his love.

Continuing to unwrap the package, she finally got to what was actually inside. The firearm sat in the center, a single clip of ammo placed beside it. Removing the weapon, she took the clip and experimentally slid it into the open space of the gun. It seemed to fit properly, so she took that as a sign that she did it right. Placing the gun on the ground, she turned back to Rekka, just as he started to offer food. Dawne gratefully took the food, not realising until that moment just how hungry she had been. As she ate, Rekka began working on something, mentioning how he had missed her.

"Missed you too." Dawne said in a half hearted manner. The devotion in this man made her hurt even more. She didn't even want to consider what would happen if she told him she had been unfaithful to him, with a mutual friend at that. It would break his poor heart, and even worse, he would forgive her. That would be the worst part of it for Dawne. She could handle him getting angry, but knowing him, that simply wouldn't happen. Finishing off the last of the food he gave her, she sat and stared at the man as he continued working. After a while, she felt herself nodding off, so she decided to get some rest. After telling Rekka as much, she curled up on the hard surface, and fell asleep almost instantly.

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Dawne didn't wake up until early the next morning, as the voice of the man who had thrown them into this game blared over a PA system. In her groggy state, she missed most of the announcement. Not that she particularly cared one way or the other. Even if she was fully alert, she would have ignored him. Sitting up, her muscles cried in protest from being on the hard ground for so long. Rekka was nearby, looking like he hadn't slept at all that night. He probably hadn't, standing guard over her to make sure no one tried to hurt his beloved. Dawne felt another twinge of guilt.

Beep.

Dawne shot upright, now fully alert as the collar around her neck emitted a small sound. She hadn't heard the announcement, but she recalled something about dangerzones. Were they in one right now? She couldn't think of any other reason why the collar would make a sound, especially since it was silent the entire time up to that point. It continued to beep in a slow, rhythmic pace. If they didn't move, they would no doubt be killed.

Dawne began collecting her things, but stopped herself, glancing again at Rekka. She knew that he would protect her to the end, even if it cost him his life. She also knew that she didn't deserve that. If she left with him right now, she would be nothing more than a burden to him. A burden that he didn't deserve.

Grabbing the gun that Rekka had given her, she held it in her hands. Looking again at Rekka, she felt her eyes start to well up with tears. She knew at that moment what she was going to do. She wasn't leaving that area. If she was going to die, she was doing it on her own terms. Dawne Jiang would not be a burden. For anyone.

"Rekka.... run." she said, holding back her tears. Just for good measure, she took the gun and pointed it at the boy. "I'm not leaving this area. I don't want to burden you. If you come any closer, I will shoot. So please.... just run. I don't deserve to live..."
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Rekka didn't heed her initial warning, instead advancing towards her with a couple hesitant steps. Her finger pulled on the trigger, the gun jerking in her grasp as the muzzle flashed, sending the bullet towards her boyfriend. He jerked back slightly, blood glistening on his cheek. Leveling the gun again at the boy, she didn't say anything verbally, but her eyes told everything. There was a moment of silence between the two, with only the steadily increasing tempo of the beeping collars sounding in their ears. Rekka had finally gotten the message, and as he ran off, Dawne dropped the weapon.

As soon as Rekka was out of site, Dawne finally broke down. The tears flowed uninterrupted from her eyes, and she let out a mournful wail. The collar continued it's steady beeping, each second passing reminding her that she was close to death. Despite everything, despite the crying, the guilt, she was ready. Her life was going to end right there.

At least Rekka would survive. She had no doubt about this. Especially now that she would be out of his way, he would be able to do whatever it took to live. She didn't need his death on her conscience, not when she wasn't even worth it. Taking a could deep breaths, Dawne wiped away her tears, standing up on shaky legs. The collar's tempo had reached a fever pitch, almost to the point where the time between the beeps was indiscernible.

In those final moments, Dawne Jiang was truly happy. She would never hurt anyone again, never be a burden to those who loved her. Her life had been nothing but heartbreak and broken promises, but at least it would end on her terms. She closed her eyes, and smiled as the collar finished it's count down.

G025 Dawne Jiang-deceased

Edited by Rocky, Sep 11 2010, 03:12 PM.
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