Shifting the BlameLayton is used to hearing people tell him that things are all his fault at this point in his life. Used to hearing them scream it at him. His whole life has been wandering from one disaster to the next, trying to piece together a peace existence that he can cherish for himself, all while everything breaks apart around him.Shifting the Blame by SamCyberCat
...And it's always his fault.
When Randall had insisted that they went into those ruins and had died there, that had been Layton's fault. They all told him it was his fault, with either their mouths or their eyes. Because Layton could not save him.
When Claire had been killed by the explosion at the laboratory, it had been Layton's fault once again. For a second time, Layton had been unable to save someone near and dear to him. Or anyone involved in what had happened that day. So the foolish boy Clive had wasted no time in telling him that it was Layton's fault during their... reunion.
He had tried as best he could to find out about what happened to Claire, to bring
Softly Rebelling“Help! I can't breathe! Please, come help!”Softly Rebelling by SamCyberCat
Janice and Mr. Whistler's heads both jerked towards where Melina was splashing about in the water. It was Janice who moved first, being the younger and more nimble of the two. She pulled herself up from the beach towel and sprinted towards the edge of the rocks, then took a dive into the water below.
She might not be the strongest swimmer, but that didn't matter. Melina needed her.
They had been so foolish to let her swim so far by herself. Especially with her health declining as it had been lately. Melina had stubbornly assured them both that she was fine and they were fretting about nothing, but clearly that wasn't the case.
It seemed like an eternity until Janice reached Melina, but in truth it could only have been a few seconds. She threw her arms around the other woman, pulling her close.
“It's all right, Melina! I've got you!”
With that, Melina burst out laughing, now really having to cling onto Janice so that sh
Dustpan and BrushBill's face was one of total bemusement. He stared across at Dimitri as if he couldn't believe the other man was bothering him with such trivial matters.Dustpan and Brush by SamCyberCat
“You are slightly blowing this out of proportion,” he flatly commented.
“Didn't you see what I did!” Dimitri cried, “How could I have been so stupid? I should have moved Claire's coat off the back of that chair before beginning the experiment. But no! I was too busy being wrapped up in getting the mechanics of this to work right; too busy being selfishly focused on my own experiments! A-and now her jacket is covered in oil! It's cream coloured as well, so that'll never wash out! Not from this material...”
“Dimitri...” Bill tried to cut in, but his co-worker was still rambling.
“Then again, it wouldn't have been right to move it without asking, would it? I should have found her before starting and asked if it was all right to move it. Or does that seem like a bit much...?”
Stage Fall“P-please come get me...”Stage Fall by SamCyberCat
That voice sent shivers down Claire's spine. It sounded so hurt. So in need of a friend.
“Where are you even calling from?” Claire's tone was panicked, she could hear Brenda hiccupping back tears from the other end of the phone.
“I'm... I'm just b-back stage at the theatre. Th-they let me use the phone here a-and I needed to... to call someone,” Brenda sobbed, pushing back the stupid little top hat they'd made her wear for the performance, since it was threatening to fall off her head.
Claire nodded, content that Brenda was safe there; “So what happened? Did Clark do anything?”
There was a gasp that sounded as if it lay half way between anguish and annoyance.
“I wish you'd trust him a bit more, Claire,” Brenda scolded, “Clark's fine, really he is. He even came to see the show tonight and I wanted it to go perfectly but... but... I completely messed up. And knocked over about two of the other bac
24th August 2014: Just a quick journal to say that I'm going away to Greece with my family next week, so I won't be around to reply to messages for a while. See you all when I get back. :3
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