“Look, we don’t have time to –” Steven’s words are cut off by a mangled scream in the distance.
“Oh god. It’s here.” Meredith is backing up, eyes brimming with tears.
The humming grows closer.
“What’s here? Is this some stupid Alphi Kai bullshit?” Look, just because people thought it was funny when you’re in school doesn’t mean it’s funny now. You didn’t come back to be messed with. “I’m not in the mood for games.”
“These aren’t games. This is… well, I don’t know what this is.” Steven sighs, and for the first time, you notice the blood trickling down his forehead.
“G-ggg-gg-guys…” You turn to Meredith, confusion and horror on her face. “Where’s Jackie?”
“We need to keep moving, now.”
“Steven! We can’t leave Jackie!”
“It’s too late to save her.
“Go if you want,” Meredith says, “Real friends hang together.”
They turn to you expectantly.