I don’t have friends, Charlie. And you can’t just decide that you would survive, I suggest you to either shut the fuck up or fight with me so we then we’ll know for sure who would survive.
You do have friends Franky and they weren’t the ones holding the guns.
Franky I can shoot sniper rifles and hand guns with a hundred percent accuracy. Never mind strip them and put them back together in under three minutes. I’ve been taught different martial arts and here’s the kicker…. I can turn into any animal I want. Wolf, tiger, bear, poisonous snake, a hawk, teeth, claws, talons, poison. I’ve been trained in body language and interrogation. Between that and animal senses, I’ll know your next move even before you do. The people who your bosses want to take down, they taught all of us how to protect ourselves. I’m one of their senior recruits. I’m passing each test comfortably. Tell me again, which one of us we’re sure would survive?
But here’s the thing. I wouldn’t hurt you. You’re my friend not my enemy. I don’t care that you’re with the Purists. I believe in second chances and I believe all things are possible. I’m a walking petting zoo for Christ sake.
It’s a good thing you’re not a monster, then.
Is there…any particular reason you’re lying in bed?
You don’t know that Elsa. I… I hurt people, more than hurt them.
Because my room feels a million miles away from the rest of the worlds population?
Thanks for tryng to cheer me up Sam.
But what if you fuse with the bed? Then the only way people can visit you is to lay in bed with you. Oh…I see what you’re doing here. Good setup. Mad I didn’t think of it first…
I don’t feel any reason to not be okay about seeing you. I’m not afraid you’re going to hurt me. I know you won’t.
Plus, it would be beneficial to both of us. I feel like I’m about to do something crazy.
Are you really sure? I mean I truly understand if you don’t. I’m just scared.
I’d like it though. I hate being alone, the nightmares come when I’m alone.
Teeangers or fuking monsters?
Oh you stuck up for me? are you saying that you could have killed me if you wanted Charlie I never said mercy and if you want we can check right now who would survive
Teenagers and I’ll give you some statistics.
Power - Didn’t choose this life.
Purist - Willingly signed up for this life.
Power - Didn’t harm a soul.
Purist - Attacked a room full of teenagers with various weapons
Power - Acted in self defence.
Purist - Acted with the intent to kill.
Who is the real monster?
Yes, I stuck up for you and so did Talia. While our leaders told us you were dangerous and needed to be put down, we argued that you were our friend. You’d never hurt a friend. You’d never truly be one of them. Could I have killed you if I wanted? Most certainly. You have no idea what I’m capable off, I have several thousand all natural weapons at my disposal; but the difference between me and your friends is that I don’t like hurting people, I don’t like killing people. I will always avoid it if there is something else that can be done and you’re a friend. I’d rather take a hit than anything happen to one of my friends. As for who’d survive. Me.
Ah, well. Easier said than done. Um, look, if you wanted….I know what you’re feeling. Not completely but something like it. I’m here if you need me.
Thank you Talia that’s lovely of you. I might take you up on it if you’re feeling ok about seeing me.
Oui, ma cherie?
I’m scared of what I am Gabe.
Can I have a hug? I missed you.
Relationship with Talia? According to her we’ve never been anything so I don’t know why you’re so fucking worried but you know what? Whatever
I wonder why that is. Maybe it’s because you’re part of a group of homicidal freaks that tried to kill a bunch of teenagers. Wait, I’m sorry, I forgot that sort of thing is a turn on. Whatever to Talia or whatever to the fact I’m having nightmares? Because if you’re talking about my nightmares I am not amused Francesca. I killed four of your… friends. I stuck up for you despite knowing what you’re a part of. So do me a fucking courtesy and grow the hell up, you’re drunk and I know better than anyone that drinking doesn’t help.
So am I.. Did I tell you I shot someone, I think that’s worse because I did it while thinking. It wasn’t a spur the moment thing, I did it out of cold blood. That makes me a killer too. You’re not a bad person Charlie, far from it. I do need to thank you, if you weren’t there they might have made sure I was finished off properly and not just unconscious. Of course I would have done the same. He is, he helped a lot. He told me that he was and that he would deny it if I ever said it to anyone. Of course, you and Rachel are my top priorities when I get back.
Mine wasn’t a spur of the moment either. None of them. The guys that hurt you. The stuff that guy said to you, I saw red and tore out his throat so he could never say those vile words again. Then the guy that hit you. I wasn’t thinking, all I could see was you lying there and I freaked. I didn’t want to leave you but Grace said you were ok, that you’d be fine. Sounds like him. I think I got my stubbornness from him. Me more than Berry right?
I am, I’m a killer and can barely trust myself around my friends. You don’t need to thank me Blaine, you were always going to be ok, I didn’t do much and I am sure you’d have done the same thing for me. He’s pretty awesome like that when he wants to be, I think under the hard exterior, he’s just an caring as anyone. Will you come over when you get back? When you have free time of course.
Your not and erm… I haven’t thanked you but… But I was told what you did. Charlie, without you I may not have even been here, I just… thank you. You saved my life. Exactly, he was actually really good at listening and made me feel a lot better. I miss you too, I’ll be home soon.