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First you cry, and then you cry. You get on a metro and go where it takes you. You leave your phone behind and go around the city alone. Get on a bus and get lost in the sounds: of traffic, of music. Jump in potholes, get your shoes dirty. Walk on the sidewalk, walk with grace. Let your hair down, let the wind untangle your knots. Go get a piercing, go try some street food. Count the red cars, then count the blue: one two three, one two three; make a wish, make another. Sit in cafes, sit on rocks, take polaroids. Run, run, run till you’ve conquered every street, every raindrop, every shadow under every lamp post. Tell every corner, “I was here, I was here.”

One step, then another, you come back home. You come back slowly, you come back calm. Play some music, your hands in the air, close your eyes and dance. Then change the song, lay still on the floor.
First you cry, and then you laugh. Then you laugh, and then you laugh.

Breakfast Run video, part 2

Eric Jackson said in his interview that they were filming at least part of the video at his house, located at 7259 W Laurel Pl.

Compare the houses:

Dylan running from Eric Jackson’s house to Dustin Gorton’s car from the video:

(What used to be) Eric Jackson’s house:

They then went to Burger King at 6797 W Ottawa Ave.  

First they went down Laurel Place to Fairview Drive, which turns into Webster Street (that’s the suburbs for you!), then turned right onto Ken Caryl Avenue, then left onto Pierce Street, finally right onto Ottawa Avenue to the Burger King.  (This route is fairly obvious from the landmarks seen in the video, if one is familiar with them.)

Turning from Webster St. to Ken Caryl Ave.  Note the big pile of snow on the ground even in late April!

Same approximate location on Ken Caryl Avenue in the summer–pretty dull, really, not much to see but trees and wood fencing…

Turning from Ken Caryl Ave. onto Pierce St.  Note the bank on the corner.

Same corner:

The restaurant is roughly about a mile (1.5 km) from Columbine High School.

After getting their food, they continued north along Pierce St. to Columbine at 6201 S Pierce St.

Columbine is visible on the left.

I hope you enjoyed this tour of the suburban Littleton/Columbine area with your guides Dylan Klebold, Dustin Gorton, Eric Jackson (and me, I guess…).

4/20/1999 timeline:

11.10 am (approx.) - Harris parks his 1986 Honda Prelude in CHS junior  lot to southeast, Klebold parks his 1982 BMW in senior lot to southwest.

11.14 am (approx.) - Harris & Klebold plant two large duffel bags containing bombs set to go of at 11.17 am in cafeteria. Both then leave the building.

11.19 am - 911 call received reporting explosion (set up by Harris & Klebold) on Wadsworth Boulevard, between Ken Caryl and Chatfield Avenues.

11.19 am (approx.) - Harris & Klebold begin shooting at students from the top of the west exterior steps, the highest point on campus.

11.19 am (approx.) - Rachel Scott killed and Richard Castaldo injured by gunshots at the west upper entrance, near the north side of the library.

11.20 am (approx.) - Daniel Rohrbough, Sean Graves, Lance Kirklin injured by gunshots after exiting cafeteria through side door en route to ‘Smoker’s Pit’.

11.21 am (approx.) - Klebold & Harris shoot at five students on grass to west of stairs. Michael Johnson & Mark Taylor injured by gunshots whilst fleeing.

11.21 am - Deputy Paul Magor, whilst patrolling the south Jeffco area, dispatched to scene of explosion at Wadsworth Boulevard.

11.22 am (approx.) - Klebold goes down stairs to area outside cafeteria, shoots Rohrbough & Kirklin at close range. Rohrbough killed by gunshot.

11.23 am (approx.) - Klebold rejoins Harris at top of stairs after a brief trip into the cafeteria. Harris shoots at and injures Anne Marie Hochhalter.

11.22 am - School custodian begins recording again after rewinding cafeteria security footage tape at 11.14 am. Calls Deputy Neil Garnder to ‘back lot’.

11.23 am - 911 call from CHS student reports girl injured in south lower parking lot of high school. Deuputies Gardner & Magor notified. Gardner responds.

11.24 am - Dave Sanders and school custodians Jon Curtis & Jay Gallatine enter cafeteria and direct students to get down. Students hide under tables.

11.24 am - Harris & Klebold shoot at teacher Patti Nielson & student Bryan Anderson through west entrance of school. Both injured by glass fragments.

11.24 am - Harris & Klebold enter school through west entrance. Harris exits building again as Deputy Gardner arrives in response to report of injured girl.

11.24 am - Deputy Gardner parks in school’s lower south parking lot. Harris & Gardner shoot at each other, Harris then enters school through west doors.

11.24 am - Students in cafeteria escape up stairs to second level. Sanders directs students to safety, telling them to follow hallway to east exits.

11.25 am - Jeffco Sheriff’s office dispatch advises south units of situation. Patti Nielson, hiding under front counter in library, calls 911 to reports shots fired.

11.26 am - Deputies Scott Taborsky & Paul Smoker arrive on west side of school and begin to rescue wounded students on ground.

11.26 am - Harris shoots at deputies with rifle through broken window by set of double doors. Smoker fires three rounds in return, Harris leaves window.

11.26 am - Harris & Klebold walk down north main hallway whilst firing weapons. Student Stephanie Munson injured by gunshot.

11.26 am - Harris & Klebold shoot at Dave Sanders, who is in the library hallway, from the north main hallway. Sanders injured by gunshot.

11.27 am - Deputy Gardner radios Code 33  to dispatch. Deputy Magor sets up road block on Pierce Street, at southeast corner of student parking lot.

11.29 am - Harris & Klebold enter library. Both make way to west windows on opposite side of room. Kyle Velasquez killed by gunshot from Klebold.

11.30 am (approx.) - Harris & Klebold put bags on southern computer table. Both then shoot at law enforcement officers through western windows.

11.30 am (approx.) - Klebold removes trenchcoat, then opens fire at nearby table. Patrick Ireland, Daniel Steepleton & Makai Hall injured by gunshots.

11.31 am (approx.) - Harris opens fire at nearest northern table. Steve Curnow killed and Kacey Ruegsegger injured by gunshots.

11.31 am (approx.) - Harris bangs twice on southern table, bends to shoot underneath. Cassie Bernal killed by gunshot. Gun recoil breaks Harris’s nose.

11.32 am (approx.) - Ireland shot by Klebold while moving from hiding place. Isaiah Shoels & Matthew Kechter killed under eastern table by gunshots.

11.32 am (approx.) - Klebold shoots out trophy case near door. Klebold then shoots under southern table. Mark Kintgen injured by gunshot.

11.33 am (approx.) - Klebold shoots under table to his left. Lisa Kreutz & Valeen Schnurr injured, and Lauren Townsend killed by gunshots. 

11.33 am (approx.) - Nicole Nowlen & John Tomlin injured by gunshots from Harris. Klebold shoots and kills Tomlin whilst he tries to leave table.

11.33 am (approx.) - Kelly Fleming killed by gunshots from Harris. Harris fires under table housing Jeanna Park. Park injured by gunshots.

11.34 am - Harris & Klebold reload at table in middle of library. Klebold identifies and allows John Savage to leave through main entrance.

11.35 am - Daniel Mauser killed by gunshot from Harris. Harris & Klebold fire at south table. Jennifer Doyle & Austin Eubanks injured, Corey DePooter killed.

11.36 am - Harris & Klebold leave library, walk back down hall to science area. Students in the library begin to flee through northern emergency exit.

11.44 am - Harris & Klebold return to cafeteria. Harris fires from stairs at duffel bag containing bomb. Klebold tampers with something on floor to no effect.

11.46 am - Harris & Klebold leave cafeteria after trying to ignite bomb in duffel bag with smaller bombs. Small fire created, but large bombs did not go off. 

11.49 am - Harris & Klebold walk to main office area. SWAT team arrive at east side. Undersheriff Dunway arrives and allows SWAT team to enter school.

11.53 am - Harris & Klebold leave office area and walk towards art hall. Both continuously fire weapons at ceiling and building whilst walking. 

11.46 am - Harris & Klebold return to cafeteria. Fire started previously in cafeteria has now been put out by the 5 sprinklers it set off.

12.00 pm - Harris & Klebold leave cafeteria, briefly enter kitchen. Both then head back upstairs towards library. Armoured vehicle arrives outside.

12.02 pm - Harris & Klebold fire out of library broken west windows at law enforcement officers and emergency workers. SWAT team approach school.

12.04 pm - Sean Graves, Anne Marie Hochhalter, Lance Kirklin rescued by paramedics. Dan Rohrbough deemed dead and left behind.

12.06 pm (approx.) - Harris & Klebold commit suicide in library. SWAT team arrive at east main entrance. First team of five enter through southeast doors.

Broken

Hey, guys. Here is one of my really short imagines that I wrote when I wasn’t doing well. Let me know if you guys like it or would mind if I posted more of my writing like this. 

Triger Warning- gore

Tags: @swanqueenfeathers

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“It seems the whole world is in mourning of the Gothamite,Tim Drake, pronounced dead late last night…”

No explosions, no gunman, no assassins, just a drunk driver. No heroic act that saved the universe, just a large black truck barreling down the street. Ear piercing shrieks and blood curdling screams, wads of ebony black hair and tires plastered with dried blood. Sickening sounds of a cracking skull as the as the drunk drove further over the young man’s head. He heard it, he saw it. He witnessed everything.

Urgent news worldwide, a symbol of hope in Gotham had died. A funeral, all guests dressed in luxury. No one cared, no one really did. They got it wrong, all the police reports and the media. No one was there. No one else watched him die. 

The inscription on his gravestone, covered in thick vines of poison ivy, leaving it near impossible to read the few words made to strike pity in the hearts of those who visited. Not that anyone did, his family or his friends. They pretended to grieve him, they pretended to care. They didn’t. No one cared and he knew it.

Running. Damian, sprinting towards the garden, tears streaming down his face. He was there, he saw it happen. It broke him. 

Crashing in front of the tomb, cradling his head in his hands. He lost his will to go on, his motivation. “Justice, not vengeance” they told him. They did not understand, they would never understand. Damian Wayne had snapped, broken by his dying brother held in his arms.