Title: Saving Lives – Chapter 3: Bleach Blond Strikes Back

Author: Jaden Dalton

Summary: Guess who's back :(

Disclaimer: I only own some plot and my OC


Chapter 3: Bleach Blond Strikes Back

There was a knock at the door. Everyone stayed put. Swink sighed.

"Don't all jump up at once!"

Swink paused the game, and answered the door.

"Hey Abby."

Abigail walked in and sauntered to the couch. This didn't go unnoticed by Phin.

"Sup mama."

"Not much. How about you hot stuff?"

"Whoa, feisty! I miss this."

Abby sat down next to Phin and put her hand on his knee. October glowered at them.

"Abigail, can I see you outside for a minute."

Abby put her hand on her chest in mock surprise.

"Oh, October! I'm honored!" She said sarcastically. "But in the future, call me Abby, k? Be back in a sec babe." She waved to Phin.

They walk to the balcony. October rounded on the fake blonde.

"So, what? A week and you've already moved on? You guys were engaged for Christ's sake!"

"Oh, October. It's touching that you care so much about your brother, but I think you should lay off. Really, I do. Hutch is dead, and I'm moving on. That's all."

"You see that girl in there?" October said, pointing to Kristin.

Yeah. Miss mope, what about her?"

"She and Phin. They were together once. Two years ago."

"So? Your point is?"

"My point is that she still likes him. And he won't admit it, but he still likes her. They were really good for each other."

"Oh, I didn't know." Abby bit her lip.

"Now do you see why I care so much?" Asked October.

Abby nodded.

"Too bad I don't care, or I might've felt guilty."

Abby got up and went back inside. A shocked October followed. Phin looked up.

"Sup guys. We gonna deal Abby in or what?"

October glared.

"Whatever."

Abby signed in. She whined at Phin.

"Phin, come find me. I can't get out of the cemetery."

"I'm on it."

Phin and Abby's characters joined up. October nudged him subtly.

"Hey Phin. Don't you think you should find Kristin?"

He looked at Kristin's screen.

"Why? She's closer to you. You get her."

October looked at Kristin. She saw a hint of tears.

"Hey you guys, I think I'll cut out early tonight."

Kristin signed off and started out the door, failing to hide that she was almost in tears. This caught Phin's attention.

"Kristin?"

Kristin closed the door.

"Excuse me!"

He ran out after her. October smirked at Abby.

"Told you so!"


Hall


Phin shut the door and ran after Kristin.

"Kristin wait, that's not what I meant."

Kristin stopped and turned around. She was still trying not to cry.

"What, that you didn't want me here? You got that message across pretty well. You should have just said so. Go play with your whore."

"What, Abby? She's not...She's just a friend."

Kristin laughed.

"You don't need to explain anything to me, we're not together anymore, remember?"

A tear finally broke the surface, then another.

"It's not cheating, Phin. It's ok. You can do whatever you want. You shouldn't have to deal with me. I don't own you. We're not an 'us'."

"That's..." Phin began.

"Not what you want, is it..." Kristin finished.

"Kristin..."

He looked like he was going to cry. He looked at the floor.

"Yeah..." Kristin whispered. "Me neither."

She walked down the stairs. Phin turned and walked back inside. He sat down next to Abby. She put her arm around his shoulder and her knee on his lap.

"Ah, poor baby. Did that mean old lady hurt you?"

Phin pushed her knee off and stood.

"I think you should go."

Abby stood and smoothed her skirt.

"Alright baby. Call me."

She left, after glaring at October's 'I-told-you-so' smirk.

"I'm going for a drive. I'll be back soon."

He walked out the door. October picked up the phone. Swink stared in confusion.

"Who are you calling?"

"Kristin. She needs to come back."

It rang once, twice.

"Hello?"

"Kristin, please come back. My brothers not here anymore."

"I don't know… October, I just want to be alone right now, k."

"I don't think that's such a good idea sweetie. Just come back, I'll fix some drinks, and we'll play some more of that game. Does that sound good?"

"Yeah, ok. I'll be there in a few."

CLICK

October set the phone down. Swink stared at her.

"You're really worried about her, aren't you?"

"Yeah. I just don't want her to go into that dark place she was in last year."

Swink nodded.

"I don't think the game helped much."

"What was with that creepy warning, anyways?" October shuddered.

"Yeah, we're all going to die. OOOO!" Swink joked.

October laughed nervously. They shivered. The room darkened.

"Whoa!"

"It's probably just a cloud..." reasoned Swink.

"You know," said October, "some people believe that when you get chills like that, someone just walked over your grave."

"That's creepy."

They shivered again.

KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK

They jumped. October looked through the peephole.

"Its just Kristin." She breathed.

She opened the door.

"What do you mean, 'Just Kristin'? Anyways, did you guys feel a chill just now?"

"It's probably just a cloud blocking the sun." Swink shrugged.

"There aren't any windows in the hall..." October trailed off.

They stood in silence. Swink spoke first.

"Who wants to go out for lunch?"

"Yeah..." October agreed. "Let me get my coat, you two start walking."

They closed the door. A slow breeze rustled her hair. October walked over to the window and shut it. She grabbed her jacket. The game controller buzzed and another breeze tingled her skin. She turned. Both windows were closed. She ran out the door.


A/N: OOOOOOO! Let's see what happens next! Let me know what you think!