Who: Marlow & Hunter What: Marlow goes to check in on her friend. When: October 31, during the party. Where: Hunter's Trailer Status: Closed.
Somewhere in the back of her mind, Marlow knew she shouldn't be feeling as good as she did. It was weird, having that horror from the terrible night before balled up in her chest with excitement wrapped around it. But all day she'd been looking forward to her first fall celebration with the Cirque; she'd even spent the morning adding last minute finishing touches to her costume. Around late morning, she texted Hunter to see how he was doing; again mid-afternoon when he didn't respond. He was on her mind all day--if she felt strange, he must've been feeling a 100 times worse. Come nightfall, she tried reaching him again. The celebration had already begun, and from her trailer window she could see the Cirque people walking and dancing through the village, making their way to the party on the Midway in their wild, vibrant, and clever costumes.
She hadn't put hers on yet. Instead, she threw on a jacket over her dress, slipped on some shoes, and closed the door behind her on her way out to visiting her friend. When she approached his trailer, she put her ear to the door, thinking, maybe, that she would hear music. It did occur to her that if he was there, he wouldn't want to be bothered, but she had to be sure. Marlow rapped her knuckles softly against the door at first, waited, and then tried again a little louder.