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Stop playing the clown
Shanae watched as the oldest of her brothers walked back inside, he was not out in the garden speaking to Jack as long as she expected him to have been and she wasn't sure if that was a good or bad sign. They hadn't fully explained the situation to Ethan yet, about his amnesia, the fact that they had managed to get him a new identity or the fact that they were running another one of their schemes with Jack. Nathaniel and her had been told by Daniel to leave that for him to explain. With the fact that Ethan had just been talking to him one on one, she wished that her or Nathaniel could pull Ethan to the side to explain what was going on, but she knew she would not be able to do that easily right now. Not without giving Jack any suspicion of what they are doing or leaving him alone with Colm and, at the moment, she didn't know which one was worse.
Ethan walked over to where Colm was standing and, without speaking, punched the other man straight in the face. Taking him by surprise and causing his two siblings to struggle to supress the laughter that was threatening to burst out of their mouths at what they had just witnessed. "Carry on and you'll get a whole lot worse, just because we need you at the moment, it doesn't mean we won't gladly dispose of you if we have to"
"Can you lot not take a laugh? Jeeze!" Colm's voice was muffled as he spoke through the hand that was holding onto his face where Ethan had punched him, "I was only joking around"
"You really shouldn't quite the day job" Ethan responded to Colm, "You make a pretty pathetic comedian"
"Well, lucky for me you haven't hired me for my comedic values, have ye?"
"Unfortunately not" Ethan responded, "So you best stop playing the clown before I give ye a matching strike on the other side of your face"
Shanae was relieved when she seen Jack walk back into the kitchen and he looked no worse off than he did when he first left the room. She knew the devastation that her angry and unpredictable brother could have caused Jack with one strike and it was in that moment that she realised just how concerned and worried she was about it. She looked down to the floor as the realisation hit, the feelings that had first surfaced in the hospital beginning to swim around inside of her once more as she tried to keep them as hidden as possible, not wanting them to escape right now. This was not the time for her to be showing any vulnerabilities. She looked back up when she heard Jack speak to her.
Jack: Ms. O'Riley can you show me the layout of this land? I am not familiar with it and it could be troublesome if we have to leave quickly.
She thought about Jack's words for a moment and decided that a bit of fresh air was exactly what was needed, there was a lot of things going on right now and some fresh air without her brothers breathing down her neck was exactly what she needed to help compose herself before it all became too overwhelming.
"Of course" Shanae said, forcing her signature bright smile onto her lips, "I need some fresh air anyway, there's an awful stench in here that just won't stop getting up my nose"