“Pointless.” The word rolled from his mouth like a loose stone, jiggled free when the van went over a bump in the road. Neil’s eyes slid sideways, then back to the road.
“Running, or existence in general?” he asked.
“Both,” Andrew said. “All of it.”
Neil hummed. Then he said, “Grab a map. Any map.”
Fandoms: All For The Game - Nora Sakavic
26 Dec 2019
Neil's life has been a mystery for so long that it was all but expected that a sliver of unexpectedness would reveal itself to the Foxes on occasion. Sometimes it wasn't as unexpected as it perhaps should have been - but sometimes it most definitely was.
“Your sister is annoying,” Andrew says.
“She’s not my sister,” Neil replies, and he isn’t lying.
my aftg character studies :)
He shouldn't, didn't want to, but Neil reached for Andrew's hand and gave it a fierce squeeze. "Andrew."
There was nothing. Andrew would never be 'nothing' when it came to such an invasion of space. It wasn't normal. Wasn't right. Not circumstances that Neil anticipated or had ever thought to prepare for. Perhaps that was why his mind swung in a direction it never had before.
Springing to his feet, Neil fled the room with all the speed his exhausted muscles could conjure. "Abby!"
They had won. The Foxes had pulled all stops, scratched out a miracle, and left the Ravens crushed and broken in their wake.
Yet with the good would always come the bad. Neil should never have believed he would escape the dark cloud that had followed him his entire life, no matter how fast or how far he ran.