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Topic Started: Apr 4 2017, 04:37 AM (1,293 Views)
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((Emma Luz continued from … Lose a Hand))

She’d… made a mistake yesterday.

Emma knew that being alone like this wasn’t the best idea. And yet, she had to run away from Jaime. Even if she was acting disturbingly bold towards the idea of murder, it still didn’t change the fact that Emma was now vulnerable. Likely, Jaime was too. Just like that, what was left of the group had dissipated. Some part of her wanted to go back, see if she was still there. But how? Maybe Jaime moved on.

She’d found her way in here. The smell in the B blocks reminded her of Mabes, but the dorms were otherwise a good place to rest. Her body needed it. Luckily, the A blocks weren’t so bad on the smell issue. And she even found something that was somewhat of a boon.

Fresh clothes. Somewhere, in the back of her mind, Emma remembered something. Hygiene was one of the best things you could do for yourself in a survival situation. Parasites, bacteria, and viruses could kill you in a worse way than any murderer. She’d remember this a few times when she felt her clothes itch as the days went on. So, it was fortunate that she found some clothes in one of the rooms. Nothing fancy, but she did take the dark blue tank top and jean combo.

Emma had spent the night here in one of the rooms, racked with doubt. Sometimes, she fell asleep, only to wake up back in bed. She’d always wonder about the same things. Was she right in leaving Jaime? Would it have been better if she’d led? Were Jaime, Lucilly, and Amanda okay? Could she have done something to save Sabrina? Or Tina? Or Lizzie? Or countless, countless people now, who have died? Would Isabel kill more? Was she going to make it out okay?

It didn’t help that she’d had another episode last night. When she woke up, expecting another fit of worrying, she instead saw shadow people standing in the doorway. Then, the monster, the one she’d imagined at the pub, had faded into existence once more. It stood at the foot of the bed, staring at her with those yellow moon eyes. Emma saw that it looked like a dog, or maybe a wolf. A coyote? Maybe. She’d stared at it, and it stared back. Emma didn’t want to look at it, but she couldn’t move. Then, the people faded away. The coyote followed shortly after.

Despite everything, Emma fell back asleep, and awoke to the announcements. That’s when she got the news.

Isabel was dead. Apparently, a group of people had found her and… did what they could. But it meant several other people had to die. One of them was Lucilly. Lucilly, the girl who she had traveled with for a while. Even dead, Isabel still found ways to rip people from her life. She still had to add to the pile. Yet, Emma found a crawling sense of disgust at the relief she’d felt.

However, Amanda, of all people, had killed too. She was still trying to process that. Someone got disemboweled with a machete? Amanda shot who did it? She didn’t want to think about it. Could she trust Amanda if she ever saw her again, too?

For some time, she’d lay in bed, thinking. But, eventually she willed herself to get up, put on her glasses and shoes, take her medication, and start heading out. There had to be a way to get food and water, and even if her head was dizzy, she was going to figure out how.

As she picked up her bag, she realized that she heard noises. Distant, like talking in another room. She had to investigate, even if it was the worst thing she’d do.

Emma stepped out, looking around her. She looked one way, nothing there. The other… there was. It looked like a shape, or… oh no. It was a person, laying in the hallway. At first, Emma didn’t recognize who it was, or even if she was still alive. Emma saw that what looked like a bolt was sticking out of her back. Her heart started pounding when she realized who it was. Even with the odd helmet, the grime, and the distance, she still rang a bell. How could she not?

“Lily?” she shouted.

She didn’t think. Emma just ran forward. She was quite some feet away, but Emma had to. She had to do something. Anything. She needed to see whether she was alive, whether something could be done, or-

Emma hadn’t seen who was responsible. She didn't realize that he was just a few feet away, with his hands over his ears and his back to the wall. All she knew was that Lily was bleeding out, possibly dying.
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“Lily, Lily!”

Emma fell to her knees. Despite the heart pounding in her chest, she leaned in to take a closer look. It looked like the crossbow bolt was lodged into her spine. That wasn’t good. It could mean paralysis, or blood loss, if she didn’t act quickly. The bolt seemed to be stuck in deeply. It wasn’t a good idea to remove it. If she did, it would cause more blood loss. Instead, it was better to break off what she could, to make sure Lily wasn’t losing blood, and to disinfect it.

Emma realized that her own pack had been slung over her shoulder. She didn’t think. Instead, she unzipped it, and found the tin case in a heartbeat.

First things first. She needed to stop the bleeding. Otherwise Lily would bleed out. Dryness filled her mouth as she opened the case. There were some dressings, something she could use to put pressure on the area. Emma had to be careful not to disturb the bolt.

Her heart pounded further as she put on the plastic gloves, and picked up the dressing. But, Lily was trying to say something. She moved.

“L-lily, is he still here? Who did this?”

Emma had looked up, only to see a shape disappear into one of the rooms.
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Emma looked in the direction the shape went for a few seconds. Then, her eyes snapped back to Lily. Someone was still here. That someone could have been the one to hurt Lily. Was that what Lily was trying to say? That it wasn’t safe?

Lily wanted her to stop, but she couldn’t. Emma had to do something. The sooner she acted, the sooner she’d be alive. She didn’t know if Lily was suicidal, if she wanted her to run so the person who shot her wouldn’t kill her as well, or what. But she knew that something had to be done. She could take Lily into one of the rooms, to make sure that they were in a safer spot. She could continue first aid, and hope the person wasn’t coming back. She could make sure Lily’s last moments were-

No, no. She couldn’t die. She just couldn’t. Emma didn’t want that. She didn’t know what she’d do if she did.

Emma’s shaking hand reached to press the gauze against the wound. She’d try to be careful, since the bolt was still inside. If Lily died… if Lily didn’t make it…

Please make it.

Please please.

Emma’s eyes widened. Jae. That was who did this. The name rang a bell, but Emma didn’t try to remember who that was right now. Or maybe Jae wasn’t who shot her, but he was here. She didn’t know. All she knew was that Lily was clearly in pain.

“Lily, Lily” her voice grew urgent. “I’m here, okay? We’re going to make it, I promise. I swear to god, I-“

She wasn’t sure if it was a promise she could keep at this rate.
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As Emma tried to stop the bleeding, she noticed that Lily felt cold and clammy. She was also growing more pale, and her breath was quick. That wasn’t a good sign. Hemorrhagic shock, probably. Lily was losing so much blood, it was almost guaranteed to be lethal if she didn’t get professional help. But no professionals were here. Emma had to keep trying, though. She just had to. She moved one hand to Lily’s wrist to check her heart rate. It was fast, too fast. She wasn’t able to talk anymore, either.

In the back of her mind, Emma knew what would have been done with shock at home. She’d do roughly what she was doing now. If possible, she’d put Lily on her back, and make sure she’s warm and that her feet were elevated. Emma would have someone call 911, then continue to apply pressure and make sure she was breathing okay. Once she was in the hospital, they’d begin treatment. Blood transfusion was a common way to treat that symptom professionally.

But there was no way someone could get a blood transfusion here. There just… wasn’t.

At some point, she didn’t know when, Emma noticed that Lily’s heart rate was slowing during another check. But it wasn’t at a healthy rate. It was slow and weak, a worse sign. Sometime later, it stopped entirely. It didn’t pick back up.

Emma realized that Lily had died underneath her hands.

Slowly, she slid her hands away. Emma was still aware of the plastic gloves, still slick from a bit of blood that had gotten on them. For a moment, it seemed still and blank. She hadn’t saved her in time. She was too late.

Emma just sat there, in front of Lily. Then, her shoulders shook. Emma’s own breathing started getting choked. That’s when she started sobbing.

It wasn’t fair. It just… wasn’t.

She didn’t try to be quiet. Somewhere, she knew that someone was going to investigate the noise. But she kept going.

She felt dizzy. One by one, her muscles went numb and weak. Emma’s limbs grew limp.

Her body slid to the floor. The concrete felt cold underneath her. The only thing she was grateful for was that the way she fell; she wasn’t staring directly at Lily.
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Emma just laid there, her limbs splayed out like a dropped doll. She couldn’t move. Whether she wanted to, that was another story. The smell of blood- Lily’s blood- still hung in the air. Emma’s heart still pounded, her breath still gasped faster and faster. She didn’t want to move, and yet, she wanted to. Knew she had to.

Her fingers tried to twitch, to break out of her numbness. For what felt like both years and minutes, nothing budged. Then, sensation came back. Her fingers moved. Then, her wrists. Feeling and mobility crept up her arms, then her legs. Emma slowly moved an arm, then pushed against the ground. It took a few tries, but what had to be the fifth did it. Shaking, Emma pulled herself up to her hands and knees. For a moment, she slipped, almost landing back onto her stomach again.

Still weak.

Despite knowing better, her head turned.

Lily was still very still. Very… gone.

Emma elbows slightly buckled underneath her at the sight. She’d failed. She’d… she’d lost someone else. It wasn’t fair. It wasn’t. Emma kept breathing louder and louder. She didn’t want to look anymore. But she didn’t know what to do, or anything. What could she do?

A few more tries, this time at standing. Her legs felt limp, like cooked noodles. Each time she tried to push herself up, they only refused to cooperate. One more try. She had to stand. She had to. Both feet on the ground, slide upwards. Slow… slow…

Eventually, she could do it. Her legs still wobbled underneath her as she stood, but she was okay.

Lily wasn’t, though.

Emma looked down at her gloved hands, still shaking and covered in blood. The memory of what happened was fresh. She couldn’t save Lily. She didn’t even think it would have been possible at that point, or even the right thing to try.

Emma looked around her. Everything seemed still, too still. Like there wouldn’t be anything else after this. But her eye landed on one of the rooms. Distantly, she remembered that a shape had ran in that direction. Was it a good idea? To step closer that way?

Despite common sense telling her not to, she looked at Lily again. For a moment, Emma wondered if it was a good idea to pick up the sword. She still wasn’t feeling well. But it was something. Something to… give her a way to defend herself.

Was she really thinking like that?

She looked back. Hesitantly, she stepped forward. It didn’t seem like they’d gone far, if it was another room. Her legs still felt weak and numb. But despite better judgement, despite everything telling her not to, she had to.

“Hello?”

Her voice slightly echoed. It was slightly louder than she realized.

She stepped closer, further into the room.

Despite knowing it wasn’t a good idea.
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It didn’t feel safe.

Emma stepped backwards. Maybe they were hiding somewhere. Maybe they were “Jae.” Jae, Jae, where did she remember a Jae? She knew that name was familiar, but she couldn’t, for the life of her, remember. But he could be here, hiding.

She knew it wasn’t a good idea.

Her eyes landed on the sword again. Like a spell, she found herself stepping back to where it remained. Emma picked it up. Heavy. She couldn’t lift it that well, but it was something. Oh, what was she thinking? Her legs still felt like they were made of lead, and she was thinking about… was it a good idea to pick up a sharp object?

Emma flinched. She inhaled through her teeth. That was a zipper. She swore that was a zipper. They were in there, definitely. Under the bed? Maybe? Probably. Good chance. The sound came from the bed, didn’t it? And he… killed Lily. Probably.

That feeling that she had, the one about Isabel and Nancy, came back. And she didn’t know what was worse: the idea that she could die like Lily, or the idea that felt that way. Another inhale through the teeth. But they did. Oh, they did.

Without realizing, she took another few steps back. And-

Emma flinched again. Her body snapped around.

“Dorothy? It’s Emma, and…”

Dorothy, she had the feeling she’d come up recently. But, announcement? She was alive, so… killer, maybe? There was a long list of names associated with… how Isabel died, so that might be it, maybe? Her fatigued and harried mind wasn’t working too well. All she knew was that smile wasn’t good. She was smiling, even as Lily laid dead at her feet.

“I… don’t think this is a good time,” she said, her voice low.

At that, another noise happened. Emma snapped her head.

Now she remembered who Jae was. Jae was this boy, who wore his hair long and had this odd dress sense. Kind of artsy, but he was notorious because he had an extreme temper.

And he probably killed Lily. Probably? No. Did. He had a crossbow.

Emma said nothing as he said her name. She said nothing when he turned to address Dorothy. She said nothing.

But her fingers tightened around the handle. It was heavy, but it wasn’t the only reason why her hand shook. Her shoulders hunched. Breath came and went between her teeth faster and faster, getting noisier.

Emma said nothing. But her narrowed, glared eyes and bared teeth told the story.
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Emma was shaking.

Every part of her was shaking.

It shook, with anger, and fear too. Jae was right in front of her, with the same weapon he used to kill Lily. Dot was there, too, but Emma wasn’t sure if she’d do something if Emma… did something herself. She didn’t want to do that something, but at the same time, she did. Breathing got faster and louder. Even in the fatigue, the anger, the fear, and even the grief, some small part of her was disturbed at one thought: if she stabbed him, or slashed him, it would be enough. She hated it, and yet, she knew it was true. Emma kept staring into him with glared eyes.

But Dot spoke again. She told some story about… oh, yeah, she really did kill Isabel, then. Wait, she’d been looking for Lucilly? Did she see her? Did she… watch her die? But the rest of the story was… detailed. Even in Emma’s current state, she couldn’t help but be a little creeped out by how casually she’d used the phrase “geyser of blood.” Or the part where Isabel’s head got cut off. Well, okay, good riddance, she guessed. Maybe. Still, though-

Then Dot had to ask about Lily. Then Jae had to reveal why he’d shot her.

“What,” she started quietly.

All the information Dot and Jae gave was too much to process in one go. She just couldn’t. It didn’t make her feel better. Instead, it felt like something inside her had been uncorked. Despite everything around her, despite much she felt like running, breaking something, anything, she stayed still. But, the sword slightly raised without her realizing it.

“What the hell?”, Emma snapped.
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Emma tensed up as Dorothy spoke again. Impersonating her. Mocking her. As if her reaction was silly, or stupid. She was laughing, like it was hilarious. In response, Emma’s eyes widened. She shook her head in disbelief. She just… couldn’t.

Then Dorothy threatened her. Emma raised the sword a bit more, eyes darting between her and Jae. No, not just threatening. Threatening something… unpleasant. Pointing what appeared to be a taser at her. Emma flinched back, noticing that Dorothy’s hands were still covered in crusted blood. She guessed it was from the aforementioned blood geyser, or maybe from something else, but that wasn’t important. What was, was that Emma was in danger. And she knew it.

Jae spoke up again.

“No, but…” Emma tried. But it was in vain.

She wasn’t just there to see Isabel attack Lizzie. She’d been with her. She’d… helped? But… but… that didn’t make any sense. They were family, weren’t they? So why would she help? It didn’t make any sense, it just didn’t. It was a joke, right? No, who’d joke about that? A lie? Maybe?

Emma’s mouth opened and closed. Her sword was still lifted, even as heavy as it was. All this was too much. Too much to process, too much to think on. Just too much. Emma felt her whole body shake.

Then, she put the sword down. For a moment she stood, loudly breathing through her mouth. She couldn’t go through with it, she couldn’t figure out what to think, she just… no. Emma knew that she was about to sob again, but she didn’t care.

Instead, she bolted in the opposite direction. Away from Dorothy, away from Jae. Away from Lily.

It wasn’t like she hadn’t ran before, anyways.

((Emma Luz continued in El Manana))
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