First of all, check the Observe and Terminate report out so that it doesn't get lost in the shuffle. I'd hate to write something for everyone and then not have anyone read it.
Done that? Good. Now let's go back to talking about how I've somehow ended up in a mental institution without wardens.
I decided that I'd go down to Screwtape and Nee-chan's room today after gathering some more information for the upcoming reports to check on Nee-chan and maybe see if I could arrange an interview with Theta. Screwtape was attempting to clean up while Theta and Nee-chan were sitting on the remains of the couch.
Waved as I entered. Asked Nee-chan how she was doing. She just sort of crossed her arms and glared at me.
"Better," Theta told me. "Still unstable, though. Not to leave until she can control her emotions."
She stood up and started screaming at him about how she was in control and how she had to go and kill Mitch (the person who killed Morningstar apparently) because she was a bully and she kept going on and getting more and more agitated.
That's when Theta stood up. Looked at her. She started to trail off, fear in her eyes. "You are not to leave this room," he told her. And then he backhanded her. Just...just hit a nineteen-year-old girl. Smacked her down into the couch. Screwtape glanced over, but otherwise didn't even react.
"But I have to," she said, looking up at him and sobbing. He pulled her up, threw her to the floor. "No," he told her, "you don't." Picked her up, dragged her to a back room. Shut the door behind him.
What the fuck.
I tried talking to Screwtape some. Asked him what the hell was going on with that. He said that it was just how Theta handled things. Nothing out of the ordinary for him. It didn't seem to bother him. He said that it worked well enough and with someone as volatile as Nee-chan, and if he could control her, what business of it was his.
There was crying coming from the back room. I didn't know how to handle it. Screwtape didn't seem to care, and that made me a bit uncomfortable. I...just left. I don't know. I feel now like I should have done something. But what could I have done? I can't exactly report this to the authorities. That compromises everyone involved in this. Brings in unnecessary investigation. I can't exactly step in, considering that Nee-chan would probably be able to hold her own better than I could. I could try to figure out who Glasses and Ginger are and get their help, but they probably wouldn't be able to hold their own against Theta either. Screwtape wouldn't step in.
And then there's the fact that I never really expected I'd be worried about Nee-chan, either. I don't know. What the hell else goes on around me that I don't know about? I mean, I'd probably notice if Screwtape was somehow abusing Poe, but I guess there might be stuff going on that she isn't telling me? I just don't know anymore.
Almost enough to make me wish I was up against The Boss himself instead sometimes. Almost.
Anyway, Morningstar and Maduin's reports should be up soon. Morningstar's tomorrow for sure, Maduin's within the week, hopefully.
-Don't Shoot The Messenger-