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Topic Started: Feb 11 2017, 03:15 AM (471 Views)
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((Rene Wolfe continued from Calm Before the Storm))

Another incredibly uncomfortable night passed, making way for yet another ungodly shitty day ahead.

Rene wasn't usually the pessimistic type. She liked to approach each day with at least a somewhat positive outlook. Unfortunately, when the best she could hope for out of any particular day was that she would be granted the privilege of continuing to breathe, that tended to take a lot of sunniness out of the way that she looked at things.

It certainly didn't help that she had a pretty good feeling that she was losing weight. Not in the healthy 'finding a diet and exercise routine that works for you' way, but more of the 'I'm starving and running around a borderline-deserted island' sense. She had been surviving almost solely on crackers and water, with about one energy bar per day. Wasn't there a quote about how man cannot live on bread alone? Well, Rene was trying that shit, and she was inclined to agree.

The announcements had offered her no encouragement either. More people died. Some she knew, some she didn't. She had a feeling that she should probably feel more affected than she did about this, but after three announcements almost exactly like it, she couldn't muster up much of a response aside from general grief at their situation. She didn't know whether this meant she was becoming numb to it, or if she was headed for a breakdown later on. She just hoped that she lived long enough to find out.

Once she was finished with her morning crackers, she walked over to where Blair was lying in the sand and sat next to her.

"Hey. Room for one more?"
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Rene nodded in agreement as she listened to Blair's criticism of the whole SOTF concept. To be honest, Rene never would have thought to bring up any arguments against it aside from the whole part about them being forced to kill each other, which was such an obvious problem that it wasn't really worth debating. However, Blair was right. They weren't testing who was the fittest to survive in a hostile environment. With the random weapon assignments, danger zones, and other dickery, the terrorists were pretty obviously just entertaining themselves with this whole mess. Yeah, it was sick, but that was why they earned the brand of "terrorist", now wasn't it?

It was a line of conversation that probably could have provided some brief source of entertainment for both of them. Too bad someone else decided to butt in out of the blue. That was a trend that seemed to be becoming disturbingly common for them as of late. She turned to see who was calling out to them, and this time it was easy to out a name to a face. It was hard to miss Wade in a crowd, and even harder out of one. Probably helped that she knew him decently well, though. It was surprising how a few conversations about League of Legends can familiarize one with their peers.

Blair had elected to take the not-giving-a-fuck approach to introductions. Strategically, it probably wasn't the best move, but they still had a two-on-one advantage, and now they could still have fun despite being so rudely interrupted. So if Blair wanted to screw around, then Rene was game.

"Yeah, we're basically the sisters of destruction out here." She followed up her ally's description of themselves. "We've been wrecking so much shit that they're afraid to talk about us." To take the facade further, the flexed a nearly nonexistent bicep and gave a toothy, over-the-top smirk. "Yeah, you're lucky you didn't explode when we looked at you just now."

Was it stupid? Yes. Was it fun? Yes. By that logic, why not just go for it?
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Well shit, Rene didn't think that Wade would actually play along. She laughed at his little performance. She laughed pretty hard. Someone call the Oscars or the Tonys, because this guy deserves some kind of award for this unbelievable death scene. She particularly liked his slow devolution into William Shatner as his life force ebbed away. Very theatrical. Very entertaining.

She noticed that Blair stopped laughing pretty quickly though, and her own chuckling faded away with that realization. It was pretty hard to have fun with the situation when her partner clearly wasn't into it, especially considering that the situation itself was one that was exceedingly difficult to squeeze any iota of cheer from in the first place. Now the aura that reminded her that everything sucks was back in control, and she looked at the goofily prone Wade with a less cheerful smile than the one she had moments before.

"Come on, man." She requested, following the behest of Blair. "All that shit was a joke. You know that, right?"
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Now that the joke was over, they actually had to find something to talk about. Good thing Wade started things off by talking about himself. Saved Rene the trouble of trying to dredge up some way to find something to talk about regarding their situation. That probably would have been uncomfortable. Hell, it would probably be uncomfortable regardless.

Poor Wade sure did seem to be having a rough time of it though. Just lost his group, now just wandering the island alone. Kind of made Rene remember how lucky she was that she and Blair had been able to stick together so long. Sure, it sucked that they lost track of Sandra and Noah, but at least there was someone that she still had by her side.

Speaking of the person by her side, Blair just up and booked it out of the blue. "Hey, what..." She started as she watched her ally leave before turning back to see someone in the distance. She couldn't tell who they were, but they were coming in their direction.

Shit.

Rene brought her bag with her as she got off the ground, turning to Wade as she did so. "Hey, you care to talk and run?" Once she got that statement out there, she ran off to catch up with Blair.

((Rene Wolfe continued elsewhere...))
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