“You know,” the voice came from under the blankets where Liv – where Abby’s Liv – had been sleeping. “I could say ‘you can’t be that bitchy, you’re me. But you’re all about how we’re all different, isn’t that what you were saying? So hey, you’re different, you’re smart, go you. Problem is, this Liv isn’t stupid either. So what’s the problem?”
“Oh, come on, are you all that ridiculously brainwashed or what?”
“Being rude isn’t going to make things any better,” Liv-Skinny pointed out. “And it’s really not going to help get Abby to do anything for you. Have you ever found that being rude to Abby – yours, mine, any of them – does any good?”
“There’s two problems.” Abby’d had time to think while the Livs argued. She cleared her throat now, because she wasn’t sure that this had anything to do with her. “There’s the problem that Liv here, uhm, Liv-Bitchy, wants a way out of this mall. I don’t know where she wants to end up, but she wants out of here and she was willing to sacrifice both of the other two of you to do it.
“The other problem is – well, something she said. That her Abby was willing to kill other Abbies to get what she wanted. The One True Abby. Liv, is your Abby the one that’s been killing Abbies? Is it – is it not the mall? Is it one of me?” Continue reading