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Posted by: selena right Jul 1 2018, 01:37 AM
It was like her whole world had stopped.

There was something Selena called the rubberband when things got bad. Not "anxious about Patrick" or "fighting with Oliver" bad, but very bad. Insanely bad. Deadly bad. The female stopped dead in her tracks as an officer put his arm to the girls chest to prevent her from going in before she managed to stumble out that she had gotten called. Something with her child happened.

With both Rose and Maddie behind the daycare doors and six familiar police cars with unfamiliar faces roaming about - she could only feel the rubberband around her tighten. Something beating on her chest and making her feel stuck in place. Yet, she walked in only to see EMTs surrounding a crib. Rose's crib.

She didn't know how she knew, but she knew and suddenly she hit the floor as she heard someone on the phone calling Oliver.

Posted by: oliver harcourt Jul 1 2018, 01:48 AM

oliver barely remembered anything from after the call.

he didn't remember leaving work. he didn't remember driving. he didn't know if he stopped at a light or if he just ran them. if you told him he ran over a group of school kids, he'd have believed you - because he couldn't remember otherwise.

when he showed up at the day care, oliver's heart dropped when he saw all the emts and cops. he didn't know what to say to them, so he looked for selena. he found her being held back and ran to her. ignoring the police talking to him, oliver cupped selena's face with both his hands to make her look at him. " what's happening, selena? what happened to our baby? " his voice was already breaking at the thought of anything happening.

Posted by: selena right Jul 1 2018, 01:53 AM
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Selena pushed him back harder than she meant to, but it didn't make much of a difference. She had starved herself down to almost nothing and had no muscles to push with. She didn't want to be touched. She didn't want to look anywhere.

Selena overheard her brothers name and her heart dropped to the floor. "My brother killed her." She didn't have to have it confirmed, and she certainly didn't want to see his face. "He has been arrested. The other baby is fine with no damages.

Selena stood, silently, and looked over at Oliver.

Posted by: oliver harcourt Jul 1 2018, 01:56 AM

while oliver wasn't really pushed back by the shove, he did let selena go. he was overwhelmed, and he felt like he was going to explode. and that was when she said it. he killed her. oliver lost control of his breathing, of his thoughts - of everything. tears started streaking down his face as he shook his head. " no. no, no. he can't... no, she's fine. "

oliver ran to the officer that had just talked to him. " say it's just some sick joke. rose is fine, right? she's... she has to be fine. tell me she's fine! " oliver shouted at the cop, but he knew it was useless. yelling wouldn't change anything.

Posted by: selena right Jul 1 2018, 02:01 AM
She wanted to die.

Every part of her wanted to die. Just to float off like nothing happened. Like she was never born. "I, um," A police officer tried to talk to her, but she crouched down and covered her face. She felt someone trying to comfort her, and she knew from the smaller size that it wasn't Oliver. It was a daycare worker trying to apologize. She didn't move, not that she could if she wanted to.

"I want Maddie. Someone bring me Maddie." Cops looked at each other, worried, before walking off. "Oliver, Oliver." She called for him, reaching out her hand.

Posted by: oliver harcourt Jul 1 2018, 02:07 AM

the officer had to apologize to oliver multiple times before it really hit him. his baby was dead. little rose, his little girl, was gone. just like that. someone came up to him and tried to touch him, but oliver smacked their hand away. he didn't want pity from some stranger. he wanted them to do their jobs better, and to go back in time and get his baby back.

he heard selena call for him, and he glanced at her, but he just... felt like she was so far away. her voice sounded so distant, like she was talking to him from a few rooms away. he tried walking over to selena, but collapsed onto his knees. " she's.. gone. " he started crying harder and collapsed in on himself.

Posted by: selena right Jul 1 2018, 02:10 AM
Selena moved over to try to hug him - her blue skirt suddenly covered in bits of dirt from the edges of the sidewalk. "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry." She mumbled, rubbing his back. "I'm so sorry." It felt like her fault. It was her family, after all.

Posted by: oliver harcourt Jul 1 2018, 02:17 AM

as soon as selena was hugging him, oliver wrapped his arms around her and held her tightly. he knew she was too fragile for the hug, that he'd probably leave bruises on her, but he needed the contact. he cried as he clung to selena. " she's gone, selena. our baby girl is gone. she's gone. " he could barely breath through his sobs.

Posted by: selena right Jul 1 2018, 02:21 AM
The tight squeezing hurt, but she kept quiet. "I.." Selena wanted to talk, but it felt like a hole was ripped out of her chest. She didn't know what to do. Where to go. How to proceed. "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry." She mumbled. "I'm so sorry."

Posted by: oliver harcourt Jul 1 2018, 02:25 AM

oliver didn't loosen his grip, he just sat there, holding tightly onto selena like his life depended on it. it sort of did, in a way. " what are we gonna do? she... she's gone. " with a start, he pulled away from selena. " alex.. where is he? " his only child left, now.

Posted by: selena right Jul 1 2018, 02:29 AM
She knew she'd bruise. It already hurt, but it didn't even connect for a second that most people don't bruise from a tight hug. "Babysitter." She mumbled. "We..." Selena paused, thinking. " don't know.

Posted by: oliver harcourt Jul 1 2018, 02:32 AM

oliver looked down at selena. " did you call? make sure he's okay? " oliver didn't want to think that maybe this was her family's sick way of hurting her, going after her kids. he wanted to make sure his other baby was okay. " do.. we have to.. identify her? " that was what they did in movies, wasn't it? have someone identify the body? he didn't know if he'd be able to do it, but he also didn't think he could accept her death if he didn't see her for himself.

Posted by: selena right Jul 1 2018, 02:37 AM
"We won't. I'll have someone else do it." Anyone else. She couldn't bring herself to have Oliver do it. She'd rather do it herself. "But they all have cribs with their names on them." Selena wiped her nose. She sent a text to the babysitter asking for a photo of Alex with the baby sitters hand showing. Just in case. After what felt like hours - but was only minutes - she got back a phoot of their smiling toddler.

Posted by: oliver harcourt Jul 1 2018, 02:40 AM

oliver shook his head. " i.. i need to see her. at least... one more time. " he knew he'd need to. it was the same with skye, where he had to see it to believe it. he hovered over selena's phone while they waited for a picture, and he smiled through the tears when he saw alex's face. " he's so happy, he... he's gonna be devis.. " oliver couldn't finish his sentence, and broke down in more sobs.

Posted by: selena right Jul 1 2018, 02:44 AM
"Okay.." Selena decided she'd go with him. "Hes so little..he won't remember much." She assured, but she wasn't sure how comforting it'd be. "He'll be okay..worry about yourself."

Posted by: oliver harcourt Jul 1 2018, 02:47 AM

alex was old enough to remember enough. he'd be sad, oliver knew he would. his little sister had died. " can we.. finish up here? i want alex. " he needed to hold his baby boy to know he was okay.

Posted by: selena right Jul 1 2018, 02:49 AM
Selena paused and nodded. "Okay.." She wasn't sure if she could get up if she needed to. She wasn't sure if she could do anything if she needed to. There were still waves of shock coming. Tears flooding th girls face once Oliver showed anything resembling calmness. "I can't do this."

Posted by: oliver harcourt Jul 1 2018, 02:57 AM

oliver kissed the top of selena's head. " we'll do this together, selena. the only way we can. " tears were still streaming down his face, but he needed to see alex. he could deal with anything right now as long as he got to see his alex. " come on. " oliver motioned a cop over to help the two of them stand up, since oli didn't know if he could stand on his own.

Posted by: selena right Jul 1 2018, 03:02 AM
Selena wasn't sure if she wanted to leave with Oliver, but she stood up anyway. "I can't drive." It was right then that media trucks pulled up and the girl nearly fell back in her seat. "I...yes." She said to an officer that said, soon, they need to talk to her at the station. She knew she wasn't in trouble. She knew they'd just need information on her brother, but she couldn't help but let out a sob at th idea. She followed Oliver like a puppy, her hand holding onto his shirt.

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