The crowd is handled, I nod at Corin who is mouthing a “thank you.” I don’t know why I’m helping him. Where’s his groupies? Shouldn’t they be helping him?
I look for them, scanning the crowd coming across Devon in my findings. I can’t pretend I didn’t see him he’s looking dead at us with a ‘what’s going on?’ look about him. I only shrug. He knows what I know. There’s a crowd worried about the same thing. Why’s an alarm going off?
I’m stuck on whether or not to go to him. I look back at Corin who seems anxious. “Someone is cutting—” I start to question him about the truth but am cut off by his proximity. He’s too close again, like yesterday, and I almost take a step away but he’s saying something into my ear.
He wants help looking for his cousin. My help. Or at least he is asking if I’d like to help. He locks eyes with me but doesn’t wait for my answer, taking off away from the crowd while they’re all distracted.
I stand in place. Who does he think he is? I’m just supposed to follow him because he’s asked? I do want that alarm turned off though. It’s starting to give me a headache.
Hey, Genesis! My head snaps into the direction of the call. Sabrina is walking towards us, Fenella in arms. “Hey!” I greet her. “Perfect timing. Please, follow me.” I give her no chance to question me, taking off slowly in the direction Corin went. Maybe Devon would follow too. The more the merrier. I wouldn’t feel so awkward being alone with Corin.