Being a Tale of Danger and Fear Involving the Evasion of a Very Slender Man
We still got to stick it to them pretty hard. It's fun giving evil a bloody nose, especially when it's nose isn't real.
You have to be a fucking idiot if you're going to say you didn't see this coming.
Oh, fuck me...I'm sorry, Elaine, I shoulda been there...I should've been there.
Fuck. FUCKING RUN. You hear me? I don't care where you go, just run.I'm so sorry... I'm so, so sorry.
Oh, look, some names. I don't even recognize that last one. Am I right to assume that nobody with a blog died? How convenient.
Fuck you, Ben. Only two people with blogs were there, and if I had my way, I'd be dead instead of them. Go to hell.
Adam was a fucking /baby/. That's why you didn't know who he is. Not even fucking old enough to eat solid fucking food.
Damn it! I TOLD YOU NOT TO START WITHOUT ME!
Elaine, you okay? I know we've had our differences in the past, but seeing Hope...well, it's nice to see some of us atoning for guilt. It was a grand idea, and you kept it safe as long as you could. Did you all get out soundly? Myself, Ray, Rivers and Alex are resting...somewhere South. Lost the last of the bastards on the Louisiana border. One of the advantages of driving a pickup truck, I suppose; hide in plain sight. Rivers is...okay, but fuck, I'm no doctor and even I can tell he'll never walk again on that leg. The other one might be salvageable, but not by me. Alex is...shaken, but otherwise fine, physically. But mentally...well, with Rivers comatose on painkillers and Alex choosing muteness, the conversation on the road is limited to myself, Ray and the radio. (Who is also named Ray, so that's a little awkward.)I'm...sorry we couldn't stay for longer. We had space in the back, we could've taken more people. We could've taken Adam. I'm still playing through the...events in my mind, wondering what I could've done differently, wishing we'd started sooner, hoping we could've saved that kid...I'm so fucking sorry.
Ohgodohgod. No. You guys...
Oh god...I'm sure every single one of the people that stayed there at any time appreciated what you did for them all. You helped out for as long as you could. That's not a failure.
See? I was right: I don't care who your arrogance gets killed anymore. It's gotten so repetitive it's boring.
Elaine, christ, I'm so sorry. It was a wonderful thing that you did, it... this wasn't right. It should have lasted for much longer than it did. And now this...May they rest in peace.Expect a call, sweetie. And please, get to the House if you can. I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry.
HA! Wonderful. Best news I'd heard in quite some time.