Re: [Road: Holly NW and Audrey C]
Yeah, driving off wasn't something that was going to happen. Holly wasn't a hugger, but he also wasn't a complete motherfucker. He knew he wasn't a nice guy, but being a not-so-nice guy wasn't the same as leaving a traumatized girl on the side of the road, even if it fucked with him. The fact that said traumatized girl was Noah's friend? And that Noah was totally messed up by her absence? Sure, that helped him decide to risk his ass, but he would have taken her in regardless. So, yeah, whatever that said about him was a thing that he was willing to deal with.
Anyway, she was over there making weirdass noises, which did nothing to help his chill. Fuck, because that was crazy shit. If she couldn't talk? Whatever... there was no point in thinking that far ahead. He just followed the road, turning when he needed to, going mostly on autopilot.
But, hallefuckinglujah! Because she said, like, actual words. He completely ignored her thing about not going to the hospital, because, yeah, that wasn't something he was willing to accommodate her on. If he took her somewhere else and she disappeared again? Then he would be the last person to have seen her, and he wasn't going to jail for Audrey. Sorry, not sorry, Audrey. So, he looked over at her, and he could tell she was about to bawl, and hell, no. "Okay, you don't remember," he said, because acknowledging something she said seemed important. But in his head? He was absolutely mentally phoning Noah: Hey, there?