Cleared it with mom very early this morning. Called her and cleared it with her dad. Went with her to get Whelan and drop her off here before mom goes to work. Glad our parents are used to our ridiculous hang out patterns.
Surprise. Whelan's at my house.
It would be better for her to be here than home by herself. Her dad only had an appointment and is probably going to be back soon, but still. (At least Ace has someone with him as well.)
She needs someone who knows what's going on.
Because she's been crying about it since it was safe to. Since mom left for work.
She did a fantastic job of pretending nothing happened last night while riding in the car. That's kind of both our problem, I think. Blocking too many emotions.
But they aren't being blocked now.
I'm making her breakfast and hot chocolate. (I'm an amazing cook and she knows it. That should cheer her up some). Trying to distract her from what happened. Pretend this is any ordinary day we hang out. Friends is on in the background. We've got her PS2 set up. And she wants to show me Minecraft.
She thinks if she hadn't gone, Todd would be okay. Well...no, she KNOWS that's not true. But it still bothers her.
We're almost positive Rat planned to take Todd whether she had been there or not. She probably would have been captured too, but she got away. That's the important part. She got away.
Todd will get through this too. I mean...it's Todd. He seems a little more put together than the other two. I think he'll be fine in the end.
...She told me. I know what happened to the others. Our friends. And Seth's and Skyler's. Some of them anyways.
Some of them are irreversible. Some of them can't be fixed.
I just hope Rat doesn't draw in the police again...I don't know how to explain how all of these other people we're connected to are dead...
Ohmygod...Bran. I don't...I can't imagine what that was like to watch. Sometimes she has a hard time handling gory episodes of Criminal Minds or Supernatural. I mean...so do I. Probably a worse time than her. I don't...real life murders. Right in front of her...and people we both know.
I think it's best for us to be paired up for the moment. Me and Bran. Seth and Skyler. Sammi and...oh. Nobody's with Sammi...should we find a way to go get her?
Have to get back to the oven. Gotta feed Whelan and try to sort this mess out...