Re: [Road: Holly NW and Audrey C]
Yeah, the crying? Just made Holly fidgety. Look, he got that she'd been through shit. He got that, but he wasn't a crying-type guy, and he sure didn't know what to do with a girl who was crying. From his peripheral vision, he could see the tears streaking down dirty cheeks, and he sped up. Foot on the pedal heavily, and if one of Repose's filthy-bought cops stopped him? Well, all the fucking better, right? He could hand her over.
And he was talking to Noah now, you know, in his head, which helped. It was Noah and buzzing, and the oppressive air that he couldn't actually feel was oppressive, but which was definitely the case.
"Hey," he said, interrupting some tiny whispered words she was going for over there, "do you know your name?" he asked her, because Noah told him to. As he asked, he was thinking about the amount of uproar this entire thing was gonna cause people, because this girl was definitely labeled as weak-victim material by people in this town, so there was that. "I don't have water in here," he added, "but we'll be there in just a few minutes." Which wasn't a lie. The town wasn't huge, and at least they were leaving the terrifying woods behind.