Sunday, October 13, 2013

Page 278 -- XXXII.

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Hector destroyed the metal around his father’s body and dropped to the floor, unable even to stand. He was exhausted and in pain and nothing made sense. Nothing, except for the fact that everything hurt.

The weight of it all washed over him--a series of horrible waves. His father. His friends. His home. His school. Everything that was supposed to be normal about his life. Everything that was supposed to be safe. He couldn’t think of a single thing that had not been destroyed. Obliterated.

He wept. He didn’t know what else to do. His brain felt numb. He couldn’t sort anything out.

Garovel?’ he tried. ‘Are you back yet...? Please be back...’ He waited for a response but received none. He sighed. ‘I could really use your advice right now...

At length, he remembered Sheryl and Ms. Trent. If nothing else, he could at least go check on them. Maybe he could figure out what to do after that.

Groaning, covered in blood, and clutching his ribcage, Hector struggled to his feet again.


Chapter Thirty-Two: ‘Steadfast heart, expect not refuge...’
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Hector kept his helm on in front of the ladies. Even if it was splattered with blood, he still preferred that to revealing his haggard, tear-stricken face. He honestly wasn’t sure he would be able to talk to them right now without something to hide behind.

“So it’s safe now?” Sheryl asked. “It’s r-really safe? You’re sure?”

“Yeah...”

Sheryl seemed reluctant with her relief. “And the police--where are they?”

“Out front,” he said. “I’ll take you to them.”

“N-no,” she said, backing away. “I’ll go on my own. It’s safe, right?”

“Y-yeah, it is...”

“Don’t get me wrong,” said Sheryl. “I’m grateful. You saved me. But. But you. Please, just--just stay away from me from now on. I don’t--I mean--please...”

10 comments:

  1. Defeated Geoffrey without even Garovel around for his physical healing? *whistles* Hector just took (another) level in badass.

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  2. Poor Hector...

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  3. what happened to "When you talk to me in your head, I’ll hear you no matter where I am" and "having my shining personality around whenever you need me"?

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  4. Yeah, that's in the living world...

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  5. Damn, I feel so bad for Hector. And I wanna get mad at Sheryl...but I can't.

    This arc was just fucked up...in a fucked up but good way, of that makes any sense

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  6. Wow kills Geoffrey and gets blown off by Sheryl the person he saved. Even if it was his fault that all of this happened, i feel really bad for Hector ;-;

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  7. Mahdi AparentylycntsayawsomApril 22, 2015 at 2:03 AM

    Ayyyy, what are friends for?
    No seriously fuck her, someone give her some glasses she be blind to him saving her fiing life

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