Susie sniffled as she sat up from the grass. Her throat and her eyes hurt after she had run away from Frank and the others. She didn't want to see them.
Who knew this would have happened to them? If she could go back, she would have abandoned(more) her friends. Forget Frank. Forget Julie and Joey.
Susie remembered Frank shoving her towards the fog, pointing and refusing to explain why she needed to go alone. It was only when she was in there had she realized why he picked her.
She was weak. And he knew it.
Another bout of sobs welled up in Susie as she recollected the awful memories. The other people's screams still pounded in her head, and she couldn't even speak to them. It was as if her voice simply stopped working.
Still, she didn't need to be able to talk to understand their situation. There was no translation needed for it.
She was their murderer.
A twig broke in the distance. She stilled immediately, listening to see if Frank or Julie would call for her, but there was nothing like that. Instead, the lumbering giant from their initial meeting was staring down at her. If she focused hard enough, she could see his mouth set in a frown behind his mask.
"Well," he said, sitting down a few feet away from her. "It's shit, isn't it." It didn't sound like a question. More like a fact he was simply aware of as well. Susie hiccuped and he sighed. "You don't belong here, do you, kid?"
She shook her head. "I'm-I didn't wanna-but Frank-and we all-"
He put a hand up to stop her. "You aren't the only one," he muttered. "But the Entity's greedy. You'll learn that fact soon enough."