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[personal profile] lb_lee
Well, fuck tonight.  Got involved in another beating. (Not me, someone else.)

Was walking home from BCR tonight, and I was almost home when I see someone jogging.  He's talking loudly and strangely, but I can't make out the words; I think maybe he's on earbud-phone or something, and then he comes into the streetlight and he is COVERED IN BLOOD.

And he's just a kid.

He explains that he's been mugged, his phone has been stolen, he needs an ambulance.  Also it's his birthday tomorrow.  I call 911, and I stay with him until it gets there, and talk to the cops, and give him a paper napkin for the blood. (It was all I had.) Another passerby, a bicyclist, calls the boy's family and explains what's happened--which is good, because my Spanish is nonexistant.

I stayed pretty calm until I got home, at which point I started crying everywhere.  The first time this happened, I got drunk, but there's no alcohol in the apartment, and I was out of chocolate, so I had to settle for yogurt with raisins.

Yogurt with raisins, just so you know, is not nearly as good.  But my roomie and Genius Cat comforted me, we played a game of Bananagrams, listened to Disney tunes, and I guess I'm going to do more of that until I feel ready to sleep and just hope my nightmare meds do their job better tonight than they have the past week.

This is the third time I've been involved with something like this in the past five or six years.  Why does this keep happening?  Please stop, life.  I want it to stop.

Date: 2017-08-04 04:06 am (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
Oh jeez. *hugs offered*

Date: 2017-08-05 08:01 pm (UTC)
alatefeline: Painting of a cat asleep on a book. (Default)
From: [personal profile] alatefeline
You are good people.

Date: 2017-08-04 04:21 am (UTC)
chanter_greenie: a slightly faded picture of a three-legged torbie kitty cat with a lot of rust coloring in her fur (supermodel kitty)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
You did a wonderful and noble thing, staying with and taking care of that young man. *offers hugs*

Date: 2017-08-04 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chanter_greenie
Dickheads. Dickheads go around beating up high schoolers. :( May said dicks get a vile itching in their (aforementioned) crotches.

Date: 2017-08-04 04:36 am (UTC)
procedimus_una: Silas (silas symbol)
From: [personal profile] procedimus_una
holy shit that's scary. i hope that's the last time you guys run into something like that!

Date: 2017-08-04 05:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] minoanmiss
*hugs you warmly and healingly* That was very good of you. And very painful.

Date: 2017-08-04 07:24 am (UTC)
radiantfracture: (Default)
From: [personal profile] radiantfracture
Oof, I'm sorry. He was lucky to find you.

Date: 2017-08-04 05:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pantha
Eeep. *offers more hugs* Lucky him, to have found you. And well done for sticking with him. Glad to hear you've managed to have some recuperation time. In lieu of chocolate, Bananagrams and Disney sounds like a reasonable compromise. :)

Date: 2017-08-07 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I seem to have managed to escape the shit that has been hitting some folks' fans lately. I am sorry to hear that it did not miss you. Or thnidu, either. In thnidu's case, passersby helped him, and in your case you were the passerby who did the good deed. You guys did good and made someone's life (and the world) a bit better. Be well.

Ann O.
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