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Gia Donovan
...you are not helping the situation.
Thu Sep 24, 2015 18:01
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Gia wasn’t sure what she would have expected from someone who came upon her crying and trying to clean up the mess that the vandal had left behind. Perhaps they would have assisted her with helping to clean it up or even tell her everything would be okay and that the vandal would be caught. Heck, she even expected to simply be ignored. But what she had not expected such a rude response to come at her. Gia looked up from her position on the floor to see her brother’s roommate standing there with his hand stretched out for her to take. Although she was surprised to have been so rudely spoken too, she wasn’t rude herself to deny the offer of assistance.

She took his hand and helped herself off the floor and then directed her attention to the words written on the door while Barnaby spoke. Her tears had stopped flowing for the time being and she wiped away the streaks using the back of her hand and leaving chalk smudge on her cheeks.

“I am not an idiot.” Gia said once Barnaby seemed satisfied by what he told her. She turned to look at him. “Crying because my brother is suffering and being upset over the fact that someone is trying to bring harm to my family does not make me an idiot.” Gia clarified. “And I don’t appreciate you trying to put me down for it.” Her eyes were swollen and her face pink, but she otherwise looked determined and resolute.

Jax had told her his fears that Barnaby was working out what he was and it turned out to be true. Now the real question was why hadn’t he said anything to Jax about it or told anyone about it? Anyone who had ever found out about them wanted something from them in exchange for their silence. If Barnaby knew and hadn’t said anything, it was because he was going to use it against them, right? That’s what Jax always told her and that’s what always seemed to happen. Gia didn’t want to think that way about her own classmate, but she had to remain wary.

“You don’t think that someone writing anything like this on the doors for all to see that someone isn’t going to be curious enough to find out who is contagious?” Gia asked, clearly doubting his logic behind it. “You were curious enough to find out, weren’t you? People are going to want to know what might be so contagious. They’ll watch who goes to the infirmary often and eventually they’ll catch on about my brother. They’ll figure it out and they’ll demand for him to go.” Tears were welling up again even though she was trying very hard to not allow them to fall. “They’ll say he’s dangerous. Parents will send letters. Eventually, they’ll give in and we’ll have to run away again.”

Gia didn’t want to have to move away. She didn’t want to go into hiding again. She liked school. She liked her friends. Where would they go if they had to leave America?

“And if, for whatever reason, they don’t figure it out or some do and don’t say anything, we have to wonder why. We’ll have to leave anyway. Because people will abuse us with it and sometimes that ends up being the worse of the two deals.” Gia turned back to the door that had the graffiti on it. “I appreciate you trying to… help.” Was it help? She couldn’t tell what it was. “But I don’t think people are as slow as you think they are.”

  • Yeah, if you're a blubbering idiot.Barnaby Pye, Wed Sep 23 14:10
    It had been awhile since Barnaby had cared to track down his elusive roommate's whereabouts. He'd know for quite sometime now what Jax was but in true Pye fashion he hadn't alerted anyone yet since... more
    • ...you are not helping the situation. — Gia Donovan, Thu Sep 24 18:01
      • I never pretended to want to help.Barnaby, Sun Sep 27 19:58
        Barnaby held back an affected scoff as Gia dried her tears—clearing one stain from her face and adding another. For her credit, she stayed quiet while he talked to at her, but when she finally did... more
        • I wish you had just kept on walking.Gia, Tue Sep 29 20:26
          Gia frowned at the Aladren. She was not finding herself filled with the idea of friendship with him and the more that he spoke, the more she realized why Jax didn’t seem all that eager to be friends... more
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