Spender. Your men suck.
I just hurtled through the door and slammed it shut. Why does Reach seem to be buried behind a mountain of fast food containers?
NO. AVA. TOPIC.
I sat the booth for about half an hour before Redlight showed up. Cyndia was holding his hand. They looked, for all the world, like an older brother taking out his younger sister for breakfast at the Space Needle. Made a beeline for the booth I was in.
There followed about two minutes after the two of them sat down where I glared at him like I wanted him to boil into gas by just my mindpower.
Cyndia just started doodling Operator Symbols on the napkins and asked me a few questions about myself.
"Ava, you're not going to kiss my big brother? Right? Cuz that's icky."
"Ava, what's Robert like when he's not being boring?"
"Ava, have you seen Mommy?"
ASDFGHJKL And I had to sit there and take it and smile nicely and answer politely and not swear because a part of my brain flicks around children so it becomes physically impossible for me to swear near them.
And then Redlight and I got down to business. He told me what he did to Reach....the methods of torture involved...What Slenderp did to him...
How could Slenderman twist an eleven year old to be able to laugh at these things as though they're a parlour game?
But I didn't break because, well, Reach was alive and Redlight couldn't kill me in the fucking SPACE NEEDLE so...yeah. I felt a little better.
I think I flirted with him at a point. To piss him off/play him at his own game. He actually did get me passionflowers and I did actually get him peanut brittle.
I'm ashamed to say that I'm sad he's not on our side. It would be nice to be allies on the side of...well....good. I think we'd be perfectly sarcastic to eachother.
But he offered me three choices by the time food came around.
Option A. I kill him. Right here, right now. He offered his chest to me and said that neither He nor he would not stop me from ending Redlight forever. Never to taunt another person again.
Option B. I get Cynthia back. I get to take her away from Slenderman and Redlight and everything like that. He waved a hand over Cynthia, indicating her.
Option C. I get Robert back. Redlight opens me up a doorway and I steal Robert away from the looney bin.
There followed what, if I'm honest, is one of the hardest decisions of my life. I wanted to ask an opinion but then he started counting down from ten and I started fretting so I did the first thing that came to mind.
I stabbed him through the hand with the knife I'd been cutting my steak with and nailed it to the table before grabbing Cynthia's hand and dragging her away. One of my dear friend Spender's lackeys leapt into the booth after I bolted, but I heard the sound of a Doorway opening. Redlight certainly fucked off quickly.
I bundled her into a cab the SECOND we got outside, I think I stole it from an old lady.
But I'm back in the Four Seasons. And now I've handcuffed Cynthia to the radiator and am sitting next to her to keep the REAL Cynthia company every time she breaks through. Because she is a biter and I am swiftly re-thinking my love for children.
Four Seasons, Seattle, Tony, Cathy. 1408.
Catch you on the flip side, friends,