Journal Entry 142
Before Joshua went backed to the Spurs Fort, I thanked him for saving Victor and the Black Cobras from being burned to death. His quick thinking allowed Yates the time to send his soldiers around behind Hess and keep her from lighting the fire. I have no love for the Black Cobras but I draw the line at burning people at the stake. Those three boys would have died a gruesome death if Joshua hadn’t been passing by.
The rest of the evening at Bear Country has been interesting. Hess was tied to a bed to keep her from harming herself or anyone else. Pete has put guards in her room to keep her company. The library trio (Marty, Gretchen and Cecelia) are looking up the proper procedure to detoxify someone safely. I am thinking the only thing we are going to be able to do is to keep her away from Bliss and make sure she drinks water. I don’t know how long she has been using Bliss but I have a feeling her withdrawal from Bliss is not going to be a quite happy one. I have a feeling I am not going to get much sleep for the next few days.
Victor received several showers. The first couple of showers he wasn’t using soap. The result was that he still smelled like gasoline. The smallest spark and Victor were going to light up like a Christmas tree. Tony kept sending him back to the showers and told him if he didn’t use soap, he wasn’t getting any dinner. I don’t know why boys try to avoid soap.