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Topic Started: Oct 15 2010, 07:16 PM (4,460 Views)
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I am but two years old, and a robot... It is hopeless.
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((Katelyn Wescott continued from Ishida Hunting))

Katelyn crept through the forest with her heart in her throat. She knew it wasn't good to be so tense at a time like this but she just couldn't help it. With Josee and Remy out of sight she could never feel completely safe. Someone could jump out of the bushes and shoot her at any moment. She knew it wouldn't happen, and that she'd need a cool head to get through all this. How they would actually get through this Katelyn didn't know, but she knew she had to just keep going. Just keep going one step at a time. Then perhaps the end would come and they wouldn't have died or needed to kill anyone. But if that time was to ever come they'd have to live in the present and keep taking one step after another.

Right now Katelyn's one step was a practical one. Find that creek they'd passed on their way here and see if she could get any drinking water from it. Their bottles wouldn't last forever, and it was always better to be safe than sorry. She shouldn't have left Josee and Remy like that, but she'd been having trouble sleeping and needed something to do.

When the announcement crackled over the speakers hidden around the island Katelyn almost let out a scream from the surprise, but as the announcement got under way her shock was replaced by different kind of horror. 'Mr. Danya' reading out the names of her friends and classmates, him listing how they'd died, and the fact that she hadn't been able to do anything about it, it was all too much! These people shouldn't have been dying; they were good people! They shouldn't have been killing each other! It was as if simple misunderstanding were becoming violent. How long until it all fell apart? These damn collars making everyone hurt each other! Katelyn couldn't stand it, she had to get back to the others.

She was glad she'd found Remy and Josee. While they were with her she knew she wouldn't hear their names read out by that sick fuck. She could stay with them and protect them and stop anything happening to them. It was something on this island that she could do, while everything else was beyond her control. Katelyn only wished she could say the same about Aston and Marion. Even two days later she still felt like she'd betrayed them. If their names had been on the announcements Katelyn felt that she would have probably broken down. At least they were still alive, even without her.

Hurrying back to where they'd slept, Katelyn heard Remy's voice and once again felt that tightness in her chest. She'd let them out of her sight. What if he had spotted someone creeping up and didn't want to attract attention? Oh why had she been so selfish as to leave them alone like that! Tears she hadn't even noticed falling down her cheeks, Katelyn sprinted towards his voice.

As Katelyn ducked around a tree and saw him standing seemingly safe she felt the tension fall out of her. She slowed and let out a sigh; at least he was safe.

"Remy..."

Katelyn didn't have anything to say to him, so she just expressed her feelings through a relieved smile.
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Though she had to think fast, Katelyn was held by indecision. She had thought Remy was safe the moment she'd seen him, and hadn't waited to find out. Her original thoughts had been right after all; he had heard somebody coming. That meant she would need to protect them now, but for some reason she couldn't summon up that determination she'd had only a minute ago. She needed to. It was time to act!

But her thoughts were moving too slowly, and her mouth gaped open without a response.

Remy was counting on her! He and Josee both were, and now wasn't the time to let them down!

Katelyn crept over to where she'd left her bag, attempting to retrieve her megaphone. Why she was trying to move so quietly right before she would scream an amplified message into the forest wasn't something she thought about, but at least her options were all still open. She fished the megaphone from amidst her belongings and turned back to the twins.

There was still the chance they could run. There was still the chance they could hide. But that wouldn't fix the situation. They couldn't just run from all their problems. In her life, Katelyn had rarely encountered problems beyond her ability to resolve. It could be scary, but she always had to do what she could. The only way she could ever know if she could help here was to try. In a few seconds she could be dead, and that knowledge weighed on her mind heavier than any doubt she had ever felt before. But she still had to try her hardest. For everyone's benefit.

Once again the words wouldn't come, but Katelyn gripped the handle of the megaphone tightly and gave a small nod.
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A burst of feedback rang out across the forest as Katelyn squeezed the trigger on the megaphone and adjusted its distance from her face. Swallowing again, she addressed anyone who could be listening.

"Uh, hi. It's Katelyn. With a 'K'."

Her voice sounded pretty different over her megaphone so she saw the need to clarify. In all the time since she had arrived on this island she had barely used her megaphone at all. That seemed to be something to be thankful for, since their kidnappers had designated it her weapon. Still, she felt a strange satisfaction at its use. This was something she could do for the others.

"We're not fighting! We won't hurt you! We might even be able to help!"

She wasn't sure if she could, Katelyn made the offer anyway. They had first aid kits in their bags, and could always offer a bit of food if these people needed some. They were all just trying to survive, weren't they? These people weren't killers, right? She'd already let them know where they were.

"Please don't hurt us," she added after releasing the trigger.

Please don't let them be killers...
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((Sorry about not giving you a chance to post, Kami, but I have to wrap this up quickly))

Josee's hand on her shoulder made Katelyn smile. She'd been unsure if her speech had been any good, but at least Josee thought it was. Now all that was left was to see if they'd reply. Katelyn tried to peer through the trees as she waited.

She didn't have to wait long. Soon the whispering voice was replaced by a shout.

"We don't want to hurt you either! I'll toss out my weapon, it's not that good!"

They weren't killers! They weren't crazy! Katelyn had actually managed to find some more people on this island who didn't want to play the terrorists' sick game. Her smile broadened, and she started to raise her megaphone back to her mouth to thank them.

Suddenly she was stopped by a silver disk flying from the location of the voice. It didn't look real, like it was some kind of special weapon from a silly game, a giant shuriken or something. She flinched and tried to move aside, but it was too late.

Katelyn stumbled backwards, the disk flew past her, and she fell to the ground.

A quiet splash sounded amplified to her ears. Slowly and fearfully, she raised a hand to her neck. One quick touch and she drew her hand back swiftly, letting out a soft gasp. Her fingertips were covered in blood. She had felt that gash in her neck. Slowly the pain grew apparent, intensifying with every throb.

A moment passed, and then Katelyn started to scream. She held her wound with both hands, desperate to stop the flow of blood. Her mind grew dull as the flow washed over her fingers. She fell to the forest floor, her face pressed against the droplets that had already fallen. Tears ran sideways down her face as she gave a final sob. This shouldn't be happening. She had so many things she had to do. She was still needed.

How selfish this is of me...

Back home a family cried together.

G096: Katelyn Wescott - Eliminated
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