We were on the train, about ten minutes from the station, when it stopped. The Bleeding Tree... It was calling me. I hear this ringing in my ears and this kinda screeching, sort of? And then Konaa's jumping out the window with the package he bought in DC, saying he was gonna cut off the branch that's keeping us.
I should've stopped him. I should've told him I'd... I'd just pulled the emergency brake. But I couldn't move, couldn't fucking speak. He didn't understand wide-eyed-girl means no no, don't go, that illusion of transparency... he thought I was just terrified. And I was, but...
I just sat there, listening, imagining all sorts of... and when the train started to move again, I knew he couldn't be back on the train already... I fought the paralysis like hell... it was only enough so that I could look out the window a little. From what I saw, Konaa was getting ready to burn the fucking thing.
...Sometimes being a hero doesn't mean going into action and trying to kick the ass of the first bad guy you see. You're gonna be hurt or killed and it's gonna be my fault so you'd better show up at Nick's house soon or I don't know what I'll do. Probably burn the other thing since... since you won't be around to do it.
Please be okay.
I just have his last text. "Trust him (that's Nick). He's a good guy. And don't worry about me. We can win this, Nessa. With or without me."
Nick, I think I remember how to get to your place, should be there in a couple of hours.