I suppose I owe you guys an update.. It broke my heart to write, just so you know. Chapter 28 "And they just banned you from seeing him ?? Just like that ??" Emily questions, passing the cigarette straight from Amber to you, past herself. Her eyebrows are creased in the middle, and the look on her face is somewhere between confusion and hatred. The small park merry-go-round you're perched on creaks with the unwelcome movement of you shifting. You place the roll-up in your mouth and nod, pulling down the sleeves of the leather jacket so they almost cover your hands. You inhale deeply before Ash plucks the treasure from your lips to place between his own. "That's just.. Ergh." Emily says, shaking her head. "I think the word you're looking for is 'rough'." Amber says, reaching over to pat you on the shoulder. You grunt in response. It's been a week since the argument, and you've only just been let out of your house. "Frank, I don't mean to alarm you. But isn't he the one you're avoiding at all costs ??" You look up to see Gerard walking round the corner. "poop, hide me, now. I'm not here, you don't know where I am." You ramble off, as Amber shoves you into the hedges by the side of your current seat. You land in a ditch surrounded by shrubbery, and possibly parts of bodies long since dumped. You shudder and pull your arms close to you. You can just about hear the park gate swing open and footsteps crunching the leaves of the recent fall. "Hey, guys ??" Says an all too familiar voice. It's tinged with exhaustion and maybe even panic. "Hey, Gerard, What's up ??" You hear Emily say. You make out the noise of the park apparatus creaking as weight is shifted from it. "Do you guys know where Frank is ?? I've been looking for him all week.. And I just.. Yeah.." He trails off, you hear more rustling, like a boot scraping the hard, leaf covered ground. It's all you can do not to jump up and reveal yourself. You need to stay low. You can't risk this even more. "No, Gerard, I'm really sorry. Erm.. We haven't seen Frankie in a while actually.. I'll.. Let him know you're looking for him.. If I see him.. Which I might not.. You know.." Ash responds. You facepalm, rustling alot of leaves in the process, and immediately duck down in time to see Gerard peering over Emily's shoulder at your hiding place. You stay still and he turns back to the group. "Isn't that his bag..??" Gerard says. poop. You left your Misfits bag up there by Emily. "Yeah, I'm borrowing it so I can have all my stuff with me, I'm staying round Amber's tonight. He lent me it last week and I kinda forgot to give it back.. Might aswell make the most of it, hey ??" Emily says casually. God, you love her. "Oh, right.. Okay. Well, if you see him, tell him I'm looking for him, yeah ??" "Will do, Gee, take care of yourself, Honey." Another creak, probably Emily giving Gerard a hug. You feel two skinny arms lifting you out of the ditch, and look up into Ash's concerned, but half smiling face. You sit down in silence, head hanging low, tugging at the sleeves of Gerard's jacket again, so they reach your fingertips. Not a word is said of Gerard's visit, but Emily puts her arm round you and pulls your head to her shoulder for the remainder of the time you spend in the park. You don't know what they're talking about now.. Maybe videogames ?? All you can see in your mind is the image of Gerard walking the streets of Jersey alone.