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The World's an Ugly Place, but I'm Still Afraid to Die; Open, Day 5
Topic Started: Feb 20 2017, 12:46 AM (524 Views)
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((Lily Caldwell continued from The Virgin Sea.))

Lily sat on the floor, propped against the wall like a child’s doll, and just stared ahead for a bit.

Lily was tired in every way that someone could be tired. Even though she couldn’t close her eyes without seeing Lizzie bleeding, as if someone had carved it on the inside of her eyelids. All she wanted was to just lie down and pass out.

But of course, Isabel wouldn’t leave her be for one moment. She was already talking—talking AGAIN—about how she was sorry, like earlier that day she hadn’t been loudly declaring how fun murdering Tina was, and about how easy killing was. And pretending like she wasn’t the bad guy, when the words ‘Isabel is an abomination’ might as well have been written on the moon, they were so obvious.

So maybe Lily should have been afraid. Afraid enough to just go with it, like she had been with Lizzie—oh god, Lizzie, how could Lily have done that, but it still wasn’t her fault, it was Isabel, all Isabel—but she was just so tired. So she just turned to Isabel, staring at her with bitter rage.

“Isabel. Shut up. Just shut the fuck up.” These words were said with no heat. Exhaustion was evident in every word. But all she wanted right now was for Isabel to stop. Fucking. Talking. Right now, she would take cutting her own throat over Isabel saying one more word.
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Surprisingly, Isabel basically did shut up. She still talked, but she didn’t ramble. She just decided to go on ahead.

Lily stayed behind briefly. She was tempted just to walk in the other direction. But if she was going to do that, she’d missed her chance to do it with no blood on her hands. Now she had blood on her hands. Quite literally. Specks of Lizzie’s blood were dotting her hands and staining her dress, which had already been bloody since the first day. Since Mr. Graham, since Lily stupidly sliced her hand open… when had that been? It felt like an eternity ago. Lizzie’s blood was red against the older, browner stains.

Isabel was talking again, around the corner, and Lily almost snapped at her again to be quiet. Realising a split second before she did that Isabel wasn’t talking to her.

Oh god. Not again.

She could just walk. But that wasn’t really an option. Not now.

So Lily got to her feet and trudged along, following Isabel’s voice. Appearing behind Isabel and peering around her.

Lily didn’t know the other girl. That was the only good thing she could say about this.
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She should shake her head or something to warn Cass. Don’t listen to Isabel. Leave while she still had a chance.

But what did it matter? If Isabel was going to kill Cass, there was nothing Lily could do. If she could save Cass, she could have saved Lizzie. And Tina. Or could have at least put Lizzie out of her misery properly.

Was she still lying there, slowly bleeding?

Lily realised she was still holding the sickle in her hands. It was coated red.

She didn’t even think about the ramifications of dropping a weapon near a stranger. She just let the sickle go, let it clatter on the ground and smear red across the floor. Then Lily, without a word, just took a couple of steps before sitting down.

Let Isabel do whatever she wanted. Lily was too tired to care.
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Lily didn’t move from her position. She barely blinked. She felt a slight pang of regret when Isabel took away the sickle. Of course Isabel didn’t trust her with it. Only trusted her with it long enough for her to do that to Lizzie. Now that Lily was on Isabel’s sick, alien level… well, there was no more reason for her to have that weapon.

Then Isabel left the room to go sleep.

Lily finally moved after that, if only to slightly shift her position because it was cramping her legs. When she spoke, her voice was flat.

“You don’t want to be here when she wakes up.”

Even just speaking those words made Lily feel dread, like Isabel would wake up just at the warning and appear and gut one or both of them. Or just leave. Leave and abandon Lily with only the knowledge that all Lily had done so far was for nothing.

Lily pulled her legs to her chest and tightened her grip around them, rocking back and forth. She didn’t look at Cass.
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The other girl left with an accurate parting shot. At least they were smart and took their chance, not like everyone else. Not like Lily.

Lily didn’t move from that spot all night. She fell asleep where she was, despite the inherent danger of sleeping in a hallway. She didn’t sleep well, drifting in and out of consciousness with Lizzie rarely leaving her mind for more than a few seconds. She couldn’t say where sleep began and ended, if it ever did.

She wasn’t hungry when morning came. She just picked out her notepad and waited, as per usual. This time with significantly more dread than normal. Isabel eventually emerged. She didn’t talk. That was a relief.

The announcements came on. Most of them passed over Lily, just notes to be jotted down as she waited for Danya to out her to the rest of the island. She almost hoped she’d hear Emma listed as well, just so she wouldn’t have to dread that possible reunion anymore, but the moment the thought occurred she felt ill.

Lily’s attention did get pulled in when she heard Alvaro’s name. She wasn’t really surprised. He wasn’t the only first-day killer to die, anyone who killed so early just had a target painted on their backs. And she couldn’t imagine him being as cruel and inhuman as Isabel was, which was starting to seem like the only way to keep a reputation like hers from killing her.

It was hard to feel sad at this stage, but… there was something. A vague sense of loss for the guy she used to play chess with, who had wanted warmth that Lily could never give.

And then there was Lizzie. To Lily’s surprise, the terrorists highlighted her intent pretty well. Made her seem well-meaning, if inept. It didn’t even sound like she was working with Isabel, just maybe that she’d happened along at the time. Maybe there was time to leave, after all.

But if she left, where would she go?

Isabel said where they were going. She always did. Lily was just a limb of Isabel now, with no agency of her own.

((Lily Caldwell continued in Paradies Naiv.))
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