Journal Entry 18

There are days and then there are days. Matt and Jonas fought at the plaza today. It was awful. I am not sure who was injured the most. They both had bloody lips, cuts and bruises. A couple of venders are going to have to rebuild after Matt and Jonas crashed thru their kiosks. It didn’t take long for a crowd to develop. People began to cheer for one or the other. It always annoys me that people encourage fights. You would think that the proper thing to do would be to stop the fight but not in this town. Anyway, as the fight grew in intensity a couple of the hulk’s goons from the central campus arrived. They just stood back and watched. I am not surprised. The fight ended as Matt pinned Jonas to the pavement. Some words were exchanged that I would rather not repeat. Then Matt released Jonas and stood up. Jonas struggled to his feet. He yelled at his brother that they were no longer brothers. I wanted to cry. After the show, the crowd dispersed as quickly as it formed except for the Central goons. They were interested in Matt. I wasn’t close enough to know exactly what was said between the three but Matt left with the enemy.

Journal Entry 17

Tony stopped by my room in the admin hallway. He said he wanted to help. I guess this is his way of saying he is sorry for being mad at me.

It’s been a long night. Me, Tony, Matt, and Jonas (under the cover of darkness) went to the Bobcat campus. There was a lot of activity even at the hour that we were sneaking around. The guards seem to all be visible. No need to hide. The size of these guys would keep most people away. Of course, we don’t know exactly what is going on inside. We snuck around the entire campus. No one seemed to be guarding the east end back side of the building. The door was even unlocked. We went inside. The classrooms in this hallway were all locked and empty. At least the rooms we peaked into were empty. Things seemed a little too easy. Feeling uncomfortable with the ease that we entered we decided to quietly leave. Ok, we can get in. Which means we should be able to get information out. The next step is to actually get someone into the Bobcat tribe.

Journal Entry 16

Held a meeting with the community leaders of the larger tribes that are allies with Bear Country. I love community meetings. No, actually I don’t but sometimes they are a necessity. I am not a very good diplomat. I have trouble hiding my emotions. I always turn a bright shade of red when I get flustered. What I hate the most is that these meetings always end up loud and noisy. Getting everyone to agree is always a challenge but I think we have a workable plan. All the tribe leaders have agreed that getting someone inside the Bobcat campus is a necessity. Bear Country will have to get someone inside but first we have to find out what kind of security the Hulk has in place so that we can get information out once we are inside.

I went to see Tony after the meeting. He is still angry with me. At first, he pretending to be working on something and ignored that I was even standing in the same room. I said I was sorry and that if I could bring back Scat I would. I said I needed his friendship. He thru a wrench across the room(It barely missed my head) and said I wasn’t a very good friend. A friend is someone you can count on. Someone you can depend on. I said “I was dependable.” He said I wasn’t. He said I should have kept a closer eye on Scat. Perhaps he was right. I should have kept a closer eye on the little guy. But honestly, I can’t be everywhere at once. I have a great deal of responsibility. I would have done my best to look after Scat if Tony had died. We all would have looked after him. It’s what we do in Bear Country. We look after each other. No one could have prevented Scat from leaving if he wanted to leave. No one is under lock and key.

Tony went back to what ever it was he was working on and I left the room. I said I really was sorry.