Kevin frowned a bit at her reaction, honestly he should have expected that but he’d be lying if he said it didn’t hurt. “Do you mind if I walk with you a bit, this might be the only time I actually get to talk with you with Kenny pretty much banning it. Speaking of which,” he pressed a finger to his lips, “You think you can not tell him, I’m kind of trying to get on good terms with you guys and this might not help that out like…any.” He shoved his hands in his pockets.
"You went to the hospital," he couldn’t stop the look of shame on his face, "Yeah, I’m doing…better. My bones aren’t broken anymore at least." He scratched the back of his head, "I don’t really want to talk about that though. How have you been? How’s school? What’re you doing out this late anyway?"
Karen knew she should just say no to him, but it was so rare to see him making a effort. She kept telling herself not to get her hopes up as she nodded at her brother. “Yeah, we can walk for a little bit. I won’t tell him, he’d be just as upset with me..” She didn’t kow how to react to him saying he wanted to be on good terms with them, she felt like Kenny would never get over what Kevin did and their relationship was a lost cause at this point. “Oh..”
”Yeah, Henrietta took me once. We didn’t want to wake you up.” she nodded, relieved to hear that he was better. She wanted to ask him more about what happened, but she let him drop the topic. “Well.. Good. I’m moving out at the end of the month. School is okay, I’m did pretty well last year. And I was over at Ruby’s, I lost track of time. What are you doing out here? Where are you staying?” She walked along side him, keeping a eye out for Kenny or one of his friends.
South Park’s weather was usually one of two things and both were miserable. Today happened to be of the hot and miserable variety and the shitty motel room he’d been living out of was lacking a decent air conditioner. Kevin Mccormick was about as varied as the small mountain town’s weather and really didn’t own much anything other than jeans and a pair of really really shitty boots, usually paired with the random buys of blank t-shirts from the local dollar store.
There were very few people on the streets, more than likely relaxing in their air conditioned home, he couldn’t help but a feel a bit of searing jealousy at the thought. He was stewing in said envy when he spotted her. The little redhead he hadn’t seen even on his first return visit to South Park and someone Kenny refused to even speak about to him.
"Karen?" he said a bit hesitantly, not too sure if he should just turn the other way and leave her alone. "… Is Kenny here?" He walked up to her and looked around to make sure. He was far from afraid of his younger brother but he was doing his damnedest not to piss him off anymore than he had already.
"Oh, man, he’s gonna be all worried. You know how brothers are." Karen giggled at the face Ruby made at her comment, nudging her before slipping her shoes on. "See you tomorrow!" She waved before starting out the door. She walked at a quick pace, she’d forgotten to tell Kenny she was going to Ruby’s and if he was around, he was probably freaking out that she’d stayed out so late. She exhaled, happy to be in one of her flower print dresses passed on to her from her older goth friend. She didn’t know what was with the sudden heat, since the summers in South Park hadn’t been this hot in a long time. She hadn’t been prepared with summer clothes this year, so when Henri passed down a bunch of shorts and dresses she was very grateful. It was nice to have another female to spend her time with, and it was a bonus that Henri spent time with Kevin. It made it easier knowing he was okay after what had happened.
She fiddled with her bag, wishing she had a cell phone to give Kenny reassurance of her safety. She jumped a bit when she heard her name, turning over her shoulder and looking at the tall figure. She shifted anxiously, how was she supposed to react? Kenny and her made a deal and this wasn’t going to fly with him. Her voice came out in a nervous squeak at first, she cleared her throat. “.. Hello, Kevin.” she glanced off to the side when he walked up to her, Kenny’s remarks about how Kevin didn’t care about them ringing in her ears. “Uhm, no. I was just walking home to see him.. so… I should keep doing that.” she said softly, turning to walk away. But her worry and curiosity got the best of her. “Er.. how are you, Kevin? I came and saw you once when you were in the hospital, but you were sleeping.. Looks like you’ve healed up.” She nodded.
She lives in a world full of people, yet, she’s all alone