But when Violet gets sick, she tries to get close to him, and Titus turns away from her and claims, “It feels like I’m being felt up by a zombie” (269). When Titus was dating Violet, she had something to offer him: a relationship he could benefit from. However, when she was sick and dying, she had nothing else to offer him and at that moment he started to draw away from her. Violet had now lost the value she once had. Furthermore, when Violet’s feed is malfunctioning, she petitions that Feedtech assists in her repair. They deny her request, simply stating that they do not feel that she is “a reliable investment” (247). They refuse to treat her solely because she is not what they deem a valid customer, as if her life was not at stake. The fact that a girl will die because she does not buy enough products to satisfy the company does not seem to concern them at all. This perfectly exemplifies how people in this society are only deemed worthwhile to others if they have something that will further benefit
“Alright, the final QA is done and it looks like the patch is good to launch in an hour,” Davin, one of the senior engineers slash her boss at Ultima, happily confirmed. “Good work, (Y/N). I’m sure a lot of our players will be very happy.”
As the Gladers travel farther in the desert, they encounter Theresa and a group of girls that arise says is from Group B. Theresa is unfriendly and nasty toward the Gladers, especially Thomas.Theresa and the group then try to take Thomas but the Gladers won’t let them. Every time the Gladers or thomas spoke negatively about what they were doing Theresa would hit Thomas viciously with the but of a spear. Theresa planed on following her orders from WICKED which is to kill him. During the night, Thomas convinces another girl to mutiny against Theresa so that everyone can join to fight against WICKED. Thomas learns from the other girls that Theresa was pretending all along to get close to Thomas, that she actually hates Thomas. As the rest of the group travels, Theresa makes an appearance and tells Thomas "the act is over". She appears with Aris, and kisses Aris, crushing Thomas who had a sort of romantic relationship with Theresa in the previous book. Then, they shut Thomas up in a room, leaving him to die.
Thrust into the world the same as any other, Julius had not been an obvious threat, in fact, he never was. From birth, to childhood, to adulthood, to immortality, he was never obviously a danger. There was no prophecy, and with him never appearing to be anything more than the average man, he was unexpected. However, that didn’t mean he was anything even close to average. In fact, if he was to be compared to the rest of mankind, he’d be a god and they’d be no more than insects. Necessary, but rather pitiful, Julius had no patience when it came to them. As you would squish an ant he murdered mortals. For with a flash of his oddly coloured eyes and a wave of his hand, he sent the world into absolute chaos. A typical Sunday night maybe, barely
Out on the street, Greene’s eyes circulate to observe her surroundings. Weed’s sprout up through cracks in the road and sidewalks, the overgrown vegetation trails up through the buildings. Infused in its presence, the leaves engulf each structure. Crowded though it is, an eerie silence resonates in the air. People pass back and forth, their heads tilted down, pushing forward with an urgent persistence. Cander walks with a similar determination, his head tilted down, the surrounding environment not alien to him.
Tony finds that taking pills will numb the feeling of his father abandoning him and the feeling of his friends passing away. Tony ends up killing the boyfriend and is sent to prison before he ends up at Aspen Springs. Conner grew up with his twin sister and was raised by their parents. Conner’s parents were very tough on him and he always felt pressured in not being good enough, Conner was very intelligent and on the outside people could not see the real hurt and struggle he was going through everyday. Conner thinks the only way to deal with his situations to kill himself. Conner attempts suicide in his family living room. This mother finds him and he was able to get help. Conner’s mother was ore worried about her high priced clothing and lavish life rather than her son and his mental health. Conner struggled with feeling excepted from women since his mom wasn’t too worried about him. At a young age he was molested by a baby sitter then when he was older he had a girlfriend who was his teacher twice his age. After Conner healed from his attempted suicide shot to the heart he was placed at Aspen Springs. Vanessa grew up as an “Army Brat”. Her dad was currently over seas serving in Afghanistan. While her, her mom, and
From beginning to end, the story of Tom, Amanda, and Laura is very life-changing for them, and transformational for the viewers. Tom for example through William's use of characterization is able to separate himself from a position of submission to dominance. This promotion of sorts is what allows him to conquer his demons, and truly exist. Tom himself is able to do this by joining the Union of Merchant Seamen, which he plans to use as an escape from his mothers suffocating apartment, and his sister's glass menagerie. Also, through Toms leaving the audience is able to see that he has conquered not only his internal, but external conflicts. Amanda, his mother of course was Tom external conflict, constantly enacting her power, stress and inabilities upon Tom which was obviously the bigger of his many issues. Next Toms internal conflict was his
This is a story about Connerstevens. Connerstevens always had bad luck. He always grabbed that one expired milk from the store, falls into holes, he even falls into the toilets. Until one day. It was a Monday. The worst day of the week. Connerstevens got up as usual, went downstairs, and got the milk and cereal out. As he usually pours the chunky milk over his cereal, the milk was smooth today. He checked the expiration date and it said it expired in ten days. He was super confused. Yesterday the milk had said it expired ten days ago, now the milk expires in ten days. After eating his cereal without chunky milk for the first time ever, he went back upstairs and put his clothes on to go to work. His work is really boring. Today was different.
With nothing to say Freddie is thinking about Michelle’s death; Laura says nothing because she is thinking about Freddie, who is thinking about Michelle.
Jerry was on his way to music school, when, his friend Nadine noticed and mentioned that his trombone was missing. Jerry then went to the Bus’s lost and found office, and to no avail, his trombone wasn’t there. He then returned back to his class upset. As Jerry entered class, he recognized his Trombone besides his friend Nadine, who then explained that someone returned it to the desk. Jerry and his Trombone were again reunited.
Three days passed before Jingyan took a trip to Su Zhe's residence, following a familiar path to a destination with a wholly different sort of anticipation. He made his visit at night, when there were less watchful eyes and more shadows to hide his trail. When he finally stepped into the courtyard of plum blossoms, he detoured to the pond before entering the still-lit room of the house.
Caesar and ten other of his officers march beside him, 8 legions follow up marching in a narrow path in the middle of a unforgiving forest. The forest was full of fog limiting their vision. To their left was a shallow swamp. To their right was a dense hillside full of foliage. The long dark trees that covered the forest gave an eerie feeling. The legionnaire's segmentata plates would clank as they marched. The veteran legions marched ahead as the inexperienced legions marched in the back. The RAPAX was the mightiest and the most experienced legion out of them all.
There was a noticeable shift in temperature as the sun began its slow descent toward the horizon, the impending dusk transforming the western sky from faded blue to an artist’s palette of muted pink and orange tones. Across from the aquatic center, Tom and Dennis loitered at a bus stop, their teenage attire helping them to blend into the urban environment. However, despite his outwardly composed appearance, Tom was anything but calm. His eyes scanned the street, searching for any sign of their suspect. Tyrell Carson was an unknown quantity, and therefore, he needed to stay alert and not become too complacent. While Booker had voiced a certain amount of skepticism, Tom knew all too well the dangers of dealing with teenage felons, and he
As he'd killed these men of the North, Darius had come to understand a bit about them. They were larger than his countrymen on average, their skin paler, and he had a grim respect for their metalwork. The quality of their steel was much higher than what he was used to, this resulted in superior armor and weapons. They wore heavy plate mail, and ingenious mail formed from rings that'd been formed together. The swords that they wielded were longer, and heavier, as were their shields. Even their fighting techniques were different from what he was used to. Still, as large as the majority of them were, he was bigger still, and certainly stronger. He'd taken a number of the weapons off the corpses he'd made, and had studied the intricacies of
Zolah leaned against the terminal and coughed. The ground forces had finally beaten Revan’s army back. She hoped that the distraction had been enough to give the temple assault team enough time to deal with Revan. Reports poured in about a beam of light flashing through the sky, some claiming to have heard a voice. The possibilities of what it could mean send a cold shiver up her spine, but she refused to accept failure without concrete evidence.