Sagebear’s legs dangled like pointy sticks while she was still being carried by Blaise.
Blaise herself was panting heavily as she forced herself to keep running from Emit’s house. Already her legs were aching, though she hardly noticed.
Keeping a safe hold on Sagebear, Blaise finally slowed down at a nearby building and collapsed against it. It was then that she felt the combined leg and abdominal pain in full force.
“Ugh! I can’t wait ’till I reach menopause,” she told Sagebear as she doubled over. “I’ll take hot flashes and hair loss over this any day!” Then she set the dog onto the ground.
In order to presumably re-calibrate herself, Sagebear began running in circles while chasing her tail.
“Yeah, go ahead and do that, little girl. Get it all outta yer system.” Blaise then slid down to the ground, rubbing her legs. “What I wouldn’t give to have some of my daddy’s special Key Lime Pie right about now.”
Thinking about her father made Blaise long for the days of her childhood. For a little while, she forgot about what she had seen earlier, and reminisced.
“Wonder what he and Myrna are doing…”
After they left the art gallery, Shark and Sinbad ended up taking a detour to a nearby pool. Wanting to take their minds off of what they saw earlier, the two started off with dipping their feet in the water.
Then Sinbad got the idea to take off all his clothes and jump in. Shark hardly even noticed until he was splashed with water. He then caught an eyeful of his naked fiance walking backwards in the pool.
Sinbad then got a coy look on his face, as he raised his hands and gestured for Shark to come to him.
When Shark looked around to make sure there wasn’t anyone else around, he quickly got rid of all his clothing and joined Sinbad.
It was probably unheard of to skinny-dip in the future, but neither of them minded too much. Shark and Sinbad were quite eager to start splashing each other and laughing.
For a while after that, it was just innocent fun. Sinbad then playfully pushed Shark down into the water, and jumped in after him.
Then came the hugging, along with the nose nuzzling. Shark was positively beaming as Sinbad leaned in for a kiss.
Annette was still in a state of shock over everything that just happened.
Carefully stepping towards the body she dropped, Annette remembered how Sinbad had mercilessly and heartlessly murdered the poor child.
When she dropped to her knees in front of him, Annette began to shed a few tears. She smoothed away his hair and tried to wipe his face clean. Julian’s glassy eyes stared up at her as she did so.
“It’s bad enough what The Builder does to you, but this? I would hate to be killed by my own father, as well.”
Annette was still weeping when the sound of footsteps began to be heard nearby.
Out of respect to her, The Twin remained quiet, letting her mourn the death of someone clearly important to her.