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((Jaime Schanbacher continued from The Greatest Sideshow on Earth))

"... she got fired. Nobody really cared how mouthy we were when the mouthing off was 'The fucking fire department's here after the fire alarm went off. I'm not taking a stupid test when I risk burning to death.'"

KSSSSH

"Oh come on ..." I get somewhat back on my feet and they give me this again?

"Good morning everyone. Now I know what you're all thinking. 'Urgh, Mondays' but remember that if you're hearing this, then yet again you have survived to see another day." Jaime found that voice exceptionally grating as she listened for the killers and the dead.

Junko dead - fuck. Nancy the psycho dead - awesome. Eliza Luz ...

Jaime looked at Emma. She was not going to like this.
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((Emma Luz continued from The Greatest Sideshow on Earth))

No sign of Amanda. No sign of anyone, other than her or Jaime. Emma hated it. It was still, and quiet. She wasnt sure what to do now.

It wasnt a good day for her. When most people said that, they usually meant that something bad happened. When Emma said it, though, it was something different. Most of the time, when she said she wasnt having a good day, she meant that she wasnt feeling well physically. She was tired. Her legs ached, her eyes felt heavy. It was almost nightfall. Emma needed a place to lay down. A place to rest, to gather her thoughts. And yet, she meant not a good day in the sense most people did. By which, things werent going well.

Shed eventually found herself in a series of garages. A quick look at the map told her it was a vehicle depot. Maybe there was a place for her to lay down. A car, maybe? Somewhere cushy.

Emma soon found where she could rest. The garages were relatively warmer, and there were trucks inside. She tried to open the door to one, which opened surprisingly easily. Which was good. It seemed more comfortable than laying on the ground, at least. It wouldnt be the first time, really.

She slid inside the back seat. Closed the door behind her. Placed her bag down. And closed her eyes.

Images flickered behind her eyelids. It was only brief flashes. And yet, she knew what she was seeing: Mabes blank eyes, staring up at her from a limp, slumped over body. Her sister and cousins, dying, suffering. Her friends. Conrad and Joshua. Amanda, Lucilly, and Jaime.


The next morning, there was once again news. Bridgette had died. By the sound of things, someone had smashed something over her head before stabbing her. Emma knew who Caedyn was. She was this girl in the drama club, who always had this crazy fashion sense. She was friends with Lily once, right? Maybe. But she killed Bridgette. Smart, perfectionist Bridgette. With a few swings, she was gone too.

By this point, losing friends and family seemed like something that happened every day. And yet, she could never get used to it. Shed looked around some, for supplies, but she still felt sluggish. So, sometime later, shed huddled back into her truck to lay down. However, she was woken up by-

Attention, students.

Emma sat up. Snapped her head around. Another announcement? Already? Had she been sleeping that long? No...

Due to the fire currently blazing, the library in the staff social area is being declared an immediate danger zone for your own safety. Please vacate the premises without delay to avoid either burning to death or having your collar detonated. We will be resolving the situation shortly. Interfering would be ill advised.

Have a nice day!

The intercom flicked off. Emma rubbed her face. Why would they warn them about that? Dying in a fire, getting murdered, it was dead either way.

So Emma just laid down. Thought a bit about her friends and family. Some part of her still wondered who was left.


Jaime had been telling this story, about taking a test during a fire emergency or something? Emma smiled and nodded, but she was having trouble following. She wasnt trying to be rude, of course. It was just she couldnt focus right now. She wasnt sure if she was feeling bad physically, mentally, or both. But one thing was clear: her mind was elsewhere.

Theyd accomplished nothing since they got here. Not just since they got to the vehicle depot. But here, in general. All theyd accomplished was losing Amanda and Lucilly, and giving Kaitlyn a weapon. Everyone was dying. It wasnt right. They needed to do something. What, she didnt know. And that was the worst part. She was supposed to be a leader, right? So why wasnt she getting anything done? Why did she let Amanda take the reins?

So Emma just sat, listening to Jaimes story without truly ever listening. Again, not trying to be rude. But she wasnt looking at her. Instead, she was seated, her hand resting on her chin.

Announcements came on.

Emma straightened up once Jeremys name came up. However, this was different. Hed killed someone. Junko? One of Jaimes friends, track team member? She was friends with Cris, too, she was sure. And yet, Jeremy had killed her.

Before she could dwell on that, though, Nancy came up. Shed died. Emma wasnt sure how to feel about that. The worst part was, Emma felt relieved. She knew it was wrong to wish violence on other people. That wasnt what she believed. And yet, Nancy, her sisters killer, received justice.

The very last name listed made Emma slowly stand up. Her face went white.

Lizzie was dead too.

Isabel, again. Apparently one of her cousins saw it, too, and tried to put her out of her misery. A second later, it was revealed. Lily, Lily, her quiet, robotics loving cousin, had killed Lizzie. No, she wasnt able to. She couldnt do it. Lizzie, an adventurous girl, had probably died in pain because someone like Isabel

The announcements clicked off. Emma stood there, her skin growing more and more pale. She was shaking. Her limbs grew numb.

Jaime she said.

She wasnt sure what to say.

Jaime she repeated.

Emma was breathing loudly. Her heart was racing in her ears. She felt like she could, should run, but she didnt. Instead, she took a step backwards. She buried her head inside her hands. Her shoulders visibly shook.

Emma couldnt take any more.
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To be fair, the story she was giving was just as much an attempt at distraction as it was to combat the boredom. So it was a somewhat welcome change to find out that the guy behind the camera were merely making a "safety" announcement. The announcement regarding the deaths was the standard shit about how the guys behind the cameras probably should go and eat their own dicks. And while Jaime definitely didn't like hearing about the others dying, it did raise an eyebrow as to how Emma was taking it so bad oh wait. Eliza Luz. So it was understandable, if shitty, that she would undergo a panic attack, and even though Jaime was tenacious and excitable, she knew that she needed to treat this with the utmost sensitivity.

Jaime had no idea how to do that.

"Uh, there there? She'll get what's coming to her?"

Fuck, how do I help her out?
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Jaime had tried to reach out to her, comfort her, but it was no use. It was only a token gesture, and an awkward one. Emma shook her head, feeling the heart beat in her ears.

Shut u- stop talking. Please.

Her voice waivered. Her skin continued to shiver and crawl.

She felt disgusting. It was disgusting that shed just been sitting around ever since they got abducted, it was disgusting that they ended up giving a killer a weapon without realizing it, it was disgusting that all that happened while her friends and family were dying around her, it was disgusting that theyd let the group split up, and it was disgusting that shed been happy that Nancy had died. She wasnt sure which was more disgusting: that she wanted Isabel to die too, or that she felt repulsed at the very thought. Emma didnt want to become a murderer. But Isabel hadnt just stopped at Tina. She added Conrad, then Lizzie. Not only that, but Lily was in a position to put Lizzie out of her misery, by the sound of things. What if Isabel had tried to hurt her too?

Tina. Conrad. Lizzie. Shed never see them alive again because of her. She'd never see Sabrina, or Josh, or Bridgette, or Mabes, or perhaps even Lucilly or Amanda again either.

She wasnt even sure what to think about Jeremy. That hed killed Junko. She could barely remember what the announcement said about it right now. And that made Emma feel worse. Jaime had lost someone too. She probably lost other people close to her. And here Emma was, breaking down when Jaime could need her.

Jaime we should we should

Emma lifted her head. It was difficult to talk. Her knees slowly grew more and more numb.

We have to- we have to- no. We could do something about Isabel. Shes killed many people, and I dont Ive lost-

She couldnt.

But I dont want to. Thats not who I am. Thats not what my family would want, right? Thats not what I believe, I dont believe in that sort of thing, and here am I just wondering if-

Now that she was saying it out loud, she felt worse. It was something she didnt like to admit. Some part of her wanted to run away, to be alone, but she wasn't sure where.
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"I - I don't know."

Shit Jaime didn't know what to do. Isabel Ramirez wasn't supposed to be a killer, she was just supposed to be a bitch. Her attempt at comfort had no success, mainly because she wasn't even able to mean it. But the name stuck. Isabel Ramirez. Former bitch, now essentially public enemy number one.

We have to- we have to- no. We could do something about Isabel. Shes killed many people, and I dont Ive lost ... But I dont want to. Thats not who I am. Thats not what my family would want, right? Thats not what I believe, I dont believe in that sort of thing, and here am I just wondering if-

"I mean, what are we supposed to do if she comes? Her count's already gone beyond one hand, so I'm assuming that any interaction with her is ending in violence." She breathed in. "I know I'm not letting that butch kill me, so if I gotta stomp her face in, so be it."
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Emma shook her head. Jaime agreed that something should be done about Isabel, but she was going head-first into the one thing Emma hated, but knew it was an answer. She hated that it was a solution. But it was one. If they found her, they could end her life, and she wouldnt hurt anyone ever again.

Just like how Nancy died, just recently. Sabrina had been avenged, right? Even at the hands of a different killer. But even that didnt make her feel better. It didnt bring her back. She was still gone forever. Nancy couldnt hurt anyone any more, of course. But even if Emma made it back home, Sabrina wouldnt be there. She pictured making dinner with her family. It was a bit of a tradition, since their parents always wanted them to know how to cook. Sabrina had wanted it as a career, and even dreamed of working under Gordon Ramsey. And now, no matter what happened, it was only going to be Mom, Dad, and her.

If something happened to Isabel, though, would it make up for Tina? Lizzie? Conrad?

But heres the thing. Self-defense, I get. If she tries to hurt us we should be able to fend her off, right?

Might could have been a better word. Emmas heart raced faster and faster. She felt herself gulp for air several times.

But if we find her kill her are we any better? Thats what Im worried about
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"YES. Yes, we would be better than her. She's likely trying to kill us, for the crime of being around her. We're just trying to not die. At this rate, if I stepped on her neck while she was sleeping, it would be still self defense, because if she saw us moving away from her, she'd kill us dead."
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The worst part, Emma decided, was that, in a sense, Jaime was right.

If they were to run into Isabel, it would be unlikely that shed spare them at this point. She just kept killing and killing, and there was no sign of stopping. She was responsible for the death of two of her cousins and a friend already. Who would be next? Lily was apparently right nearby, so what if she tried to hurt her too?

And yet

Something still didnt seem right.

Maybe it was the readiness that Jaime admitted that shed kill Isabel in her sleep if she had to. Was Jaime always that bold, when it came to potential violence? Here Emma was, debating internally about whether it was okay to feel happy with the fact that Nancy died and wondering if Isabel should too. And yet, Jaime admitted that like it was nothing. Like it was the most easiest thing to do, murdering someone in their sleep.

Something clicked. A flicker of realization came across her face.

Emma remembered the pub, as much as she didnt want to. She remembered Mabes, blood dripping from an open wound in her neck. She remembered Kaitlyn, and how theyd let her have a bomb because they didnt realize she could be a killer. She remembered something new. Jaime was the first to ask Kaitlyn for supplies. There Mabes was, an actual person whod died. Emma knew Mabes. She was an actual person, one who was so concerned about drones. And shed died, because shed broken equipment. Kaitlyn and Jaime didnt seem to care about that. Emma still felt filthy that theyd come to an agreement with her about Mabes belongings. Did Jaime? Did Amanda and Lucilly?

Emma had been concerned about what shed do if she saw Isabel and Nancy. But maybe she should have been concerned about what the others were capable of. Did that make her a hypocrite? Since she was the one who brought it up? Since Jaime had lost people too? She didnt know. All she knew was that she wasnt certain about Jaime anymore.

She stepped backwards again. Emma still wanted to run, but new reasons were there.

Her eyes flicked towards her bag. She had kept it loyally by her side, as often as she could manage. Emma slid closer to it, then tried to pick up the straps. Her arms, however, were numb and weak, causing it to slip out of her fingers multiple times. The final try, though, was successful.

We just cant, she said.

Her voice came out cracked.
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"What do you mean 'we just can't?'" asked Jaime. Jaime understood not wanting to go crazy on everyone, but not killing at all? "What do you expect us to do? Let Isabel kill us?" What was Emma getting at? Was she trying to go on strike or something? They weren't going to just let them go or anything. "What, do you expect nobody to try and kill us?"
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Emma paused. The bag strap hung awkwardly from her hands.

Then, words came out quicker than she realized:

We cant become murderers. Thats what Im saying. I want to see Isabel- I want to see her dead. I wanted Nancy dead, too. They killed people close to me, you know? But- heres the thing. It makes me feel gross whenever I feel that way.

Emma knew there had to be a way out without hurting anyone. She knew there had to be a way Isabel could be stopped. Someone could try to kill them. They were lucky, in the sense that the only murderer they had encountered was Kaitlyn.

She remembered what she thought on the first day. It wasnt the first time shed thought of it since then. But itd slipped and slipped, the more she thought of Isabel and Nancy.

They managed to rescue about 30 people in 2008. 30 out of 250 wasnt a big number. She couldnt do the math in her head right now; too tired, too emotional. But she did know that wasnt a good percentage. However, it was a ray of hope.

A sign that they could go home without killing.

Emma slid the strap over her shoulder. Her heart was racing, her breath was getting shorter.

Jaime. If we kill someone, do you think wed ever bounce back from it? Like, morally, I mean? What would our friends say, or our fami-

She cut herself off. Emma felt herself shudder. Her muscles got tighter.

We just cant.

She stood in place for a moment. Then, Emma ran the other direction.

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We cant become murderers. Thats what Im saying. I want to see Isabel- I want to see her dead. I wanted Nancy dead, too. They killed people close to me, you know? But- heres the thing. It makes me feel gross whenever I feel that way.

Okay, so Jaime did feel a little queasy about actually performing the act, but come on, she wasn't going after anyone innocent. Just people who were actually going to kill her.

Jaime. If we kill someone, do you think wed ever bounce back from it? Like, morally, I mean? What would our friends say, or our fami- ... We just cant.

And then she ran. Just poof, in the other direction. Just as the words Jaime needed came to mind.

We might not bounce back morally if we kill, but we definitely won't bounce back if we die.

Jaime just shook her head. Jesus Christ.

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