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7th-Jul-2005 07:58 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
The worst part is the waiting. When you don't know if any of the hundred casualties they have is someone you know, someone you care about. When you don't know the names of the two people who died. When you're walking home and you're making a mental list of all the people you know in London, all the people in Britain who sometimes visit London, all the people you want to be safe but you don't know if they are. When you watch the news and you were Were they on that bus?, Were they at that station? When you're watching the news and you're not even in the same country and you want to cry. My parents called and so did my grandfather, to tell me what happened, but the impact really doesn't hit until you turn on the television and you see all the places you know on television, you see the country you've learned to love, and you want to know so badly if all the people you know are safe. When you look at the Tube stations that were bombed and you were, I used to live right next there, We go to eat there every month, OH GOD, SOMEONE I KNOW WORKS THERE. And you wait, because all the networks are jammed because so many people are trying to call people in London, and there is nothing for you to do but wait until you know that those you care about are safe.

risax, xtremesaints, clara_swift, aquapixie, lonedreameryaoi, frazzles, lanaya1980 - I hope you're all safe.

risax is safe.

Alan is all right. Linda is all right, I talked to her sister, and she's fine, too. Mai is fine. Tse Ren is fine. Ping is all right.

lacewood was in ROME and not in BRITAIN when it happened! I just talked to her! She's fine too.

giaan, xtremesaints: Jon (who hangs out with Abi) in London says that the Tavistock bomb was a hundred metres from our faculty. I hope Howard is all right. I hope Linda and Jo are all right.

Shit, I'm crying.

This is horrible.

ETA: The phones are back up!
Comments 
7th-Jul-2005 11:55 am (UTC)
I'm fine, honey.

::hugs::

The reports are that casualties are in the tens rather than hundreds and there have been very few confirmed deaths. Word is slowly getting round, but communication is a pain as the phones are overloaded and transport is at a standstill.

Hang in there.
7th-Jul-2005 12:00 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight* I'm so glad you're all right. I was so worried about you because I didn't know whether you'd gone down to London for the day. *hugs you again* I'm so glad you're safe. STAY SAFE. *hugs you tight*

Thank you. *hugs you tight* I'm so glad you're all right.
7th-Jul-2005 12:04 pm (UTC)
::hugs::

I hope you hear from your other friends soon. If your friend heard the blast at Liverpool Street and messaged she should be ok, nothing more happened on that side of London. They've shut down the mobile network to all but emergency calls..

Hang in there, babe.

::hugs you tight::
7th-Jul-2005 12:23 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight* I really, really hope she will be all right. I was just thinking of calling her today and then all this happened. But for now I'm so glad you're all right.

*keeps staring at your icon of much Jedi love*

*HUGS YOU TIGHT* *hugs* You're so sweet. It should be me telling you to hang in there! *hugs*
7th-Jul-2005 12:04 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I was so shaken up by this. I still am. So many people I know, places... Fuck. *tightly hugs you* And we're not even in fucking London.
7th-Jul-2005 12:09 pm (UTC)
*huggles you tightly* Just be patient hunny, there's nothing else we can do...
7th-Jul-2005 12:12 pm (UTC)
You know right now I relaly really wish I could've been right beside you and hugging you. Wanted to ask if you needed someone -- I could meet u in town or something if you needed someone to talk to/hug or anything. Sensed that you didnt want to be on the phone so I decided not to prolong the conversation and stuff but I have been praying about the whole thing and I just hope it all blows over soon. Like real soon.
7th-Jul-2005 12:17 pm (UTC)
Its a terrifying thing but im finally calming a bit now i knew my friends are safe. though it still scares me and am a bit worked up. Thanks for caring lots me dear its much appreicated, thanks lots.
7th-Jul-2005 12:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that you're safe here... I do hope that none of your friend were in the vicinity too.
*hugs*

7th-Jul-2005 12:40 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tight*
7th-Jul-2005 01:03 pm (UTC)
Hey... Am perfectly ok... everyone on the vacation scheme are safe - surprisingly enough - I arrived at the office at about 9.25, had no sign of any kind of problems... didn't know about it until I got to my desk... I didn't actually hear the blast - although my friends who arrived at the office early were the ones who heard it.

The entire office was crammed in the cafeteria earlier to listen to Blair's statement...

According to some of the other vac scheme students, it was surprisingly calm outside. People were just trying to get to where they were supposed to get to. Same for the office. You can tell that people are a little tense and a little scared, but no one's breaking down. People seem to be more concerned with how they're going to find their way back.

My phone's up - usually has been - tried calling but you didn't pick up... It's the Vodafone network that has been shut down. I'm using Virgin Mobile, so it's surprisingly ok.

I know what you mean about crying. When I heard about the bus at Tavistock Place I was just stunned 'cos I had friends who have apartments there. I've walked down that street so often... And just seeing all the things on TV just made me want to cry.

Some of the places have evacuated - Deutschebank has evacuated everyone. Other places like Goldman and my firm are telling people to stay put first.

Apparently the police and the army have barricaded around the City of London area - 'cos my friend's father just landed in London and wanted to pick him up.
7th-Jul-2005 01:06 pm (UTC)
Apparently there have been police cars in Canary Wharf 'cos the problem with Canary Wharf is that most of that area is directly above the tube station - I think they've closed off that area as well.

I don't know... on the one hand it feels like it might've been the Bali bombings or Sept 11th, scary and everything, but happening far far away, other times it just seems painfully near, and yet at moments it just seems slightly surreal....

Anyway, don't worry, and I'll try calling you again as soon as I can.
7th-Jul-2005 01:34 pm (UTC)
know what you mean, risax. this incident seemed to strike a chord inside me more than sept 11th did cos i actually have friends who live in London and yeah...glad ur okay tho. :)
7th-Jul-2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
*hugs you tightly*

I'm so glad you're safe here.
7th-Jul-2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
{huggles} glad you're in Singapore now.
7th-Jul-2005 02:31 pm (UTC)
Sweetie, you are the one I worried about first - you're not there. Thank heaven, you're not there. I didn't know. I'm glad folks are checking in for you. ***HUGS*** Thnking of you and yours, honey.
7th-Jul-2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
*huggles*
7th-Jul-2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
It is horrible. God, I hope everyone you know is all right. :(

7th-Jul-2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
*snuggles you hard* i'm so sorry about this, love. hope all your friends are all right!

7th-Jul-2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
I'm fine - thankfully I'm 200 miles from London. I've just been watching the news in disbelief...
7th-Jul-2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
*hugs you* ._.
7th-Jul-2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
*hugs* T.T
7th-Jul-2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm just glad you're here.

This sucks. >_< Stupid people and their stupid violence.
8th-Jul-2005 02:26 am (UTC)
woman. -hugs- I'm so relieved you weren't in London at the time and I sincerely hope all your friends are ok too. -hugs-
8th-Jul-2005 04:25 am (UTC)
*hugs*
8th-Jul-2005 09:55 am (UTC)
*Hugs*

When I watch the news last night I was so shocked and worried.
My friend was actually near the area when the bus bomb happened. Luckily she was not hurt.

People I know so far are alright...thank God for that.

Howard is alright, I saw him on MSN today, so don't worry.

100m from our faculty...that's really scary... >_<
Luckily we are all on summer holiday.
8th-Jul-2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
*HUGS* I hope so much that you and all your family and friends are alright. When I heard of the bombings, I immediately thought of you (since no RL friends of mine live in England), but then I remembered you were safe in Singapore. Please give my heartfelt sympathies to everyone affected.
11th-Jul-2005 02:55 am (UTC)
*hugs*
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