Chapter 9: To live and let go

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'I couldn't be trusted to live and let go, shaken and tried, fade and resign as the tables turn'

'I couldn't be trusted to live and let go, shaken and tried, fade and resign as the tables turn'

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"You need to calm down if you want to get out of here."

"I'm completely aware of the circumstances, thank you very much," Vendetta yelled at his partner in crime as he paced in his cell.

"I'm just saying."

"Well don't speak."

"Okay."

"How is she?"

"According to Otis, still shaken up."

"But that whole brave girl act with the window?"

"Oh that was real, she's really pissed and shit. She's just not been able to do anything related to your case since. Otis says she's spent a lot of time sitting around staring into oblivion."

"Well, that's concerning."

"Mikale is freaking out. He thinks you broke the poor thing already." Terrence spun around and glared at the man he was speaking to.

"Broke her? What does he think I am?"

"You know what I mean. He's concerned about her well being. Unlike you, he has seen her when she's not in a professional workplace. He says she's a naturally quiet and shy kid who cares about the people around her and is obsessed with her work. However, since she has returned from the last session, she hasn't spoken to anyone."

"Really?"

"Yeah man. She's dead pissed and scared out of her mind. Poor thing wasn't exactly in the best mental state, to begin with, and then this."

"I feel like such a bitch." Vendetta groaned, racking his hands through his hair quickly.

"Maybe if you want to win her over you should try being nice like you were when you talked about Othello, and when you connected with her during your 'q and a' days. She thrives off that because she's never had anyone to talk to or anyone who takes an interest in her and her alone."

"How do you know all this?"

"Otis and she are really close."

"I'm not exactly fond of that."

"He's gay you fucking idiot."

"Still." The criminal grumbled.

"You animal."

"What?"

"Never mind, just, just know that after her mom died she buried herself in a little hole to cope with the pain. And she has never come out of that hole, she's only made it deeper. So when Otis came around and was there for her when she needed someone, she has learned to open up to him and trust him with her feelings. For someone who studies people and their mental health, her own mental health isn't exactly the greatest."

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