do you ever think about how the night neil was taken was just a regular night and then suddenly it just wasn’t?
like the foxes kicked ass on court. and to quote, following the game, “neil could practically feel the excitement radiating off [dan].” i mean they’re crushing it, they haven’t lost a game yet, the entire team’s probably waiting on liquor and sleep. it’s an amazing, wonderful night. i mean, shit, “thank you, you were amazing” followed by allison sending a significant look to matt? she’s probably running through her head how much she’s about to win over bets.
but then the riot starts. there’s bottles thrown and then punches, and andrew’s getting an elbow to the face, and renee’s defending allison, and neil-
and then you’ve got everything flipping on its head. like what do you think the foxes were thinking? as andrew was choking out kevin, what are the chances matt was thinking about all the times neil avoided telling obvious truths? as aaron was being bandaged up, do you think nicky was thinking about neil’s collection of languages? do you think allison was giving a whole new connotation to “you were amazing” as they sat in the hotel room and waited to know if they’d be going back to PSU short one fox? was abby thinking back to skin marred with scars she can’t even begin do describe the awfulness of?
they went from riding the high of another won game to crashing at the idea that they were never going to see neil josten again