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Topic Title; Day 7, tagging EP, otherwise open
Topic Started: Apr 3 2017, 09:22 PM (590 Views)
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(Keith Bauer continued from With Blood and Rage of Crimson Red, Ripped From A Corpse So Freshly Dead)

Keith hadn't said much after they'd left the cliffs. Not that he had been talking much lately. He'd just been doing a lot of thinking. The thoughts were repetitive, but he couldn't help but focus on them. The fact was that he was almost definitely going to die, and he was hoping it wasn't as horribly as that of the girl whose corpse had been lying there on the way into this part of the wards.

Although he still really wanted to live, but it was starting to feel more and more futile. There were getting to be less and less of them on the island, and it just felt like he couldn't make it. He wasn't tough, he wasn't armed, and he didn't feel that smart at the moment either. If he'd truly been smart, then he would have had an inkling of a plan to get off the island, or to help them live longer to increase the chance of being rescued or something.

But he hadn't, and now they were back to exploring parts of the asylum.

His footsteps echoed through the halls. It gave him the creeps. He wasn't used in being in buildings that were just so quiet.
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"No."

It came out blunter than he meant it to, but it was the simple truth. There was no one to look for. His close friends had taken a different science class this year. When he'd found it out he'd been a little disappointing, but he'd brushed it off easily enough. In the long run it didn't really matter if you got to spend time with your friends in science class or not. Or so he'd thought. It turned out it was a huge deal. The only ones he'd had to lose in the damn place were Joshua, who he had gotten along pretty well with even if they weren't real friends, and Lizzie, who he barely knew before the field trip gone wrong.

"Well uh, there's no one to look for."

That probably was also the wrong thing to say. Ty probably had people he was still looking for, and it could be seen as a tad dismissive.

But that didn't matter much, because Keith was pretty sure he heard footsteps. Loud ones.

"Shit," he muttered.

Meeting his classmates had become a lot less appealing recently.
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Keith was a little shocked that yet again they came across someone Ty knew well. Keith couldn't remember her name for a moment. For whatever reason he had assumed that there was a limit on this sort of thing. Ty had seemed to have lost a lot of people. But what did Keith know, he'd only really spent a few days with Ty, and just because Keith didn't need to search for anyone on the island didn't mean no one did.

He was almost tempted to ask the story on why their being united again seemed so dramatic. But he didn't. There was probably plenty of bad shit, given where they were. Heck, there was the chance he'd find out anyway.

Oh right her name was Clarice.

"Hey,"
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What.

Keith was not expecting a statement like that at all. He wasn't exactly the kind of guy that very many people would call emotionally supportive. It's not like Keith had made any efforts to talk about what had happened to them or about the people they, and more specifically, Ty, had lost. But shit, maybe Ty didn't want to talk about things either. Keith certainly didn't. Talking about how they were all almost definitely going to die wouldn't help them stay alive or probably make him feel any better.

He readjusted his glasses rather than acknowledging the statement.

Clarice didn't seem real sold on him, and it made sense, it's not like they really knew each other.

"Uh, sure thing, yeah."

But moving onto something that was much more concrete and easier to deal with. No, he had not seen Scout.

"Nah, sorry."
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Keith was relieved when Clarice went back to asking general questions to the group. The idea of resolving whatever personal issues Ty and her had outside of being kidnapped by terrorists wasn't at all appealing. Keith usually tried to mind his own business, and didn't need the issues of near-strangers messing with the much larger issue of how he was almost definitely going to die.

He still hadn't talked to anyone about how scared he was about dying. It felt inappropriate to mention, since everyone probably felt the same way. There wasn't a point in stating the obvious. Heck most people would probably want to distract themselves from the idea of death, not have him bring it up.

"No," he started. "Wait. Have you uh, seen Jasmine?"

The question surprised him. Why had he asked it?

He shook his head slightly.

The obvious answer was so he could avoid her.
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It had been a stupid thing to ask.

Why in the world he would want to know the whereabouts of the girl who had killed Joshua and threatened to kill him he didn't know. It was probably something that was best moved past.

Try and find Scout? He wasn't sure. They had tried to find people important to Ty, and that hadn't worked out. They had tried to find Lizzie when she ran off and they were too late. Alice and Sandra had wanted to find their friends and he'd acted like a jerk and said that finding a way out was more important.

He hadn't found a way out either, was the shitty thing.

But he didn't have a better plan than to look for Scout, so well, he supposed he didn't have any objections.

"Fine with me."
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"Alright."

Clarice stopped him from having to engage in small talk by falling asleep. That was something of a relief. Getting to know her in these circumstances would have been awkward. Although when Ty got back he'd probably have to deal with that more, or whenever Clarice woke up.

Keith spent the next couple hours switching off between sitting and pacing. He had to eventually accept the truth of things. Ty probably wasn't coming back. Why, Keith didn't really know. He could have been attacked, or he could have decided that Keith and Clarice weren't worth his time.

Like Alice and Sandra had.

Keith sighed. He had to go look. Better than waiting for Clarice to wake up and wonder the same things he was.

He left, letting the door slam behind him. Maybe it would wake her up. Better to have her alert if some psycho came across her.

(Keith Bauer continued in The Waste)
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