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Viviannah Bellum

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a character in “The Lost Planet”, as played by SleepingInTheGardens

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VIVIANNAH BELLUM
"I don't rise from the ashes, I make them"

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BASICS
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{Full Name}
Viviannah Bellum

{Nicknames}
Vivi or Ana are the one most commonly used by friends and family. Otherwise, she is referred to as Viviannah or Miss Bellum

{Age}
Human age 25
Actual Age 250


{Sexuality and Romantic Interest}
Bisexual | None and currently not that interested in romance

{District}
Fire district

{Location}
Washington DC, United States

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ABILITIES
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Pyrokinesis: User can create, shape and manipulate fire, the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products, flame being the visible portion of the fire. Depending on the substances alight, and any impurities outside, the color of the flame and the fire's intensity will be different.

ImageFire Mimicry: The power to transform into or have a physical body made up of fire. On Aurum, this was one of Vivi's most powerful defense when in battle or otherwise. While she worked as the royal family's bodyguard, this skill proved to come in handy while during one afternoon, Prince Oliver was unexpectedly attacked. After a few years on Earth, the most transform from her elbows down to her hands.

Fire Shield: The power to protect others against fire and heat. This, along with fire mimicry, was Vivi's primary methods of warding off danger both from herself and those she was tasked to guard. Her ability allowed her to create up to a 30-foot tall firewall. On Earth, the most she can do is generate a body-length shield.

Combustion Inducement: The power to cause matter to burst into flames. This applies both to inanimate objects as well as people. While on Aurum, Vivi's ability to turn anything or anyone into flames could be done with just a single look. After several years on earth, all she can do is set things on fire, and it must be done through touch.

Heat Manipulation: The ability to create, shape and manipulate heat. Viviannah is no stranger to heat. She had the ability to control a small part of the weather by raising the temperature. She could raise it by hundreds at a time in an area as large as a city. This ability is almost non-existent now, the only remnants of it being her ability to withstand extremely hot weather for longer periods of time. She can raise the temperature within a small container like a glass or bowl, but beyond that, she can only alter the weather around her by a few degrees.

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APPEARANCE
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Vivi had always been described as looking "exactly like her mother". While she always took this as a compliment, she couldn't help but disagree a little. Her mother was a gorgeous woman, from her youth up until her death, and Vivi always thought the woman to be much more beautiful than herself. Just like her mother, Viviannah stands at five feet, four inches which is relatively small compared to most of the other warriors in the fire district. She doesn't sport the fiery locks like the majority of the Fire citizens do but instead wears her hair in long, raven waves that reach past her waist. Her eyes are dark and haunting, but often depict the fire she carries within her. She's got perfectly shaped brows and thick long lashes. Most of these features can be attributed to her mother's side of the family, including her hourglass shape. However, she does resemble her father more when it comes to her sculpted jawline and chin as well as her soft complexion.

Not much has changed about her appearance within the past ten years on Earth save her wardrobe. On Aurum, Vivi either dressed to train, to guard, to battle or to sleep. She rarely had time to do anything outside of her job, nor did she ever want to. She often dressed in all black leather, weapons adorning the insides of her jacket. While on Earth she has a similar job, the leather attire doesn't adhere well among politicians. So she opts to dress in comfortable pantsuits, her hair in a high ponytail. But make no mistake, Vivi is not a stranger to fashion. She can just as easily kick ass in red dress and heels as she can in a jumpsuit. To top it off, she proudly sports her district emblem tattoo right below her right collar bone.


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PERSONALITY
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Viviannah is the very definition of a fireball. When it comes to her district's stereotype, she fits it to a T. The Fire district is known for being short-tempered, something Vivi has struggled with her entire life. Her emotions often get the best of her, which can lead her to do things she will later regret, or say things she doesn't truly mean. Her time on Earth has helped calm her down a bit, mostly due to her new job, but regardless of how much time she spends on Earth, she will never have full control over her emotions. She's very honest and is not afraid to tell it like it is, even if the truth hurts. She's a firm believer in honesty being the best policy, and that any lie is a bad lie regardless of the reasoning behind it. She's tenacious and loyal to the very core. While on Aurum, a large part of her job included looking after the royal family. To this day, she remains loyal to them. Just like most in her district, she's a lover of justice. Despite her methods of getting it sometimes being a bit over the top, such as beating the truth out of perspective criminals, she usually means well and will go to any lengths to protect those she loves.

She is feisty and prides herself on being independent. However, she is not made of stone despite what she may have others believe. She feels stronger than most and knows not to take anything or anyone for granted. When she's not using her fists, she's skilled at using her tongue. She can be very social and is capable of holding a conversation with anyone, so long as you don't rub her the wrong way. It may take a bit for her to warm up to someone, but once they've gained her trust, they have it for life. Likewise, if they break that trust they may never be able to repair it. She's headstrong and ambitious, unafraid to go for what she wants even if there's a possibility of failing, and she will almost always put those she loves above herself.

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HISTORY
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From the moment she was born, Viviannah's parents knew she was going to be a strong woman. She started training at the age of fifty years old. Much younger than most of the children in the district, but Vivi had fire in her bones. She wanted to learn, she wanted to fight and protect. She wanted to be one of the best. The more she trained, the stronger she became. For her 100th birthday, she has given her very first personal weapon. Being an only child meant that Vivi spent most of her time with her parents. Though her father was head of the council, Vivi always looked up to her mother who spent her days traveling and protecting citizens in other districts. She quickly decided that's what she wanted to do, and made sure her parents knew. Her goal was to protect, not lead.

When she graduated the university, she was given her first assignment within the Time Control district. This lasted about ten years, after which her higher-ups were so impressed with her work, they moved her to the light district. She began her course as one of the Duke's bodyguards, but as time passed, Vivi was ready for a n even bigger role. Eventually, she ended up working directly with the Royal family and became one of Prince Oliver's most trusted bodyguards. Vivi was very content with her position, and the Argenti family was very happy with her. So much so that when the war hit, and the plan to send away the children, Vivi was asigned to accompany Oliver on his ship. Unfortunately, the trip did not go as planned and Viviannah was separated from Oliver somewhere along the way.

Landing on Earth, she was scared, confused and frantically looking for not only the Prince but anyone from their ship. After many days of searching, she unexpectedly ran into Demetria. They both happened to be within the same city, which gave them hope that perhaps there were other near-by. As the days passed, however, and nobody else was found the two girls began to lose hope. Eventually, they had no choice but to settle into their new home. Viviannah luckily found a job very similar to what she used to do on Aurum. Now, instead of being Prince Oliver's bodyguard, she was Demetria's. But despite her new home treating her better than she'd expected, Vivi never gave up hope of going back to Aurum to fight for her family and her home.

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OOC INFO
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{Writer}
SleepingInTheGardens

{Face Claim}
Emeraude Toubia

{Dialogue Color}
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So begins...

Viviannah Bellum's Story

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Character Portrait: Viviannah Bellum Character Portrait: Demetria Tempala

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The earthquake was only rated as a 2.5, causing only a couple leaves to fall off a tree. The magnitude was registered in D.C as a harmless shifting of tectonic plates. Everyone continued on about their day as if nothing had happened, discussing the quake, wondering what could have caused it. Seismic activity is not common on this side of the coast and that only encouraged every scientist within the area to investigate. But it wasn’t an elderly gentleman with a Ph.D or a young woman with a double major in the sciences that found the cause. It was Demetria and Viviannah. The meteor stuck out like a sore thumb in the center of a park near their home. The light reflected off the gold and it called to them. They happened to be out getting food nearby and there it was. Beckoning them. As they grew closer to investigate, the sense of familiarity became overwhelming. It did not take much investigation to recognize that this rock was Aurum in nature. It radiated a power that couldn’t be ignored and held vague inscriptions in Dicere. A piece of home was in the middle of the park. Demi and Vivi couldn’t stay long, the government along with very important scientists were coming to collect the source of the earthquake. Demi came up with a plan. There were others that escaped years ago and this was the time to find them. The two of them came up with a way to imbed a message in Dicere that would only be noticeable to those from Aurum. It would be aired on the news and broadcast across the world. With Demetria’s ties in the government, it only took a few seconds of time to make sure it was done. The message was a simple one. A common phrase used on Aurum to grab their attention. After that, it had Demi’s address and they day they were all supposed to arrive.

Lux in tenebris , aureum cordibus





Everyone’s Arrival: Friday morning




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Demetria was tossing and turning throughout the night. She could see people running and hear the screams. Her parents trying to protect their people as well as the kingdom. She couldn’t help anyone. She was just watching as the world was destroyed around her. The dust was getting into her eyes and before she knew it she was being put into an escape pod. It left Aurum and Demi shot up in bed. Her heart racing and a light layer of sweat covering her body. Ever since they found the meteor, her nightmares have been about her last few seconds on Aurum. They were more than nightmares. They were past events. Every night, each nightmare more clear than the last. It started out as just quickly moving pictures, but last night. Last night it was like a movie. Her eyes found the clock on the side of the bed. Today was the day. If anyone from Aurum was on Earth, they should be on their way and arrive sometime this morning. Demi slipped out of bed and disappeared into the bathroom. She took her time getting ready, it really helped shake off the negative feeling of her nightmare. Within 30 minutes, she was dressed and down in the kitchen. It was quiet, Vivi must still be asleep. She got to work on breakfast.

Viviannah had never been the type to feel anxious or overwhelmed, but from the moment the meteor, or what the humans called a meteor, hit close to hers and Demi’s home, she’d been antsy. She had been, for lack of a better word, nervous for what was to come. A piece of their home planet rested just a few meters away from them, and with it a hidden truth. The chunk of gold held encrypted messages all throughout that only she and Demi seemed to notice. It was clear that someone back home had been trying to get their attention, and it worked. The way Vivi saw it, this could go two ways. It was either a message of hope, and announcement of peace letting them know it was safe to go back home. Or, a warning to stay away. That by the time the message reached them on Earth, their homeland no longer existed.

The possibilities were dead-locked and Viviannah almost didn’t want to find out which ending they would get, but Demi was determined. She wanted to go back home and Vivi would be lying if she said she didn’t hold a sliver of hope within her to do the same. So she agreed to Demi’s plan to send out a message. A call to anyone that may have survived the escape all those years ago. Anyone that could be hiding among the humans. The bottom line is, they didn’t belong on planet Earth. They would never be like the humans no matter how hard they tried, and Vivi was tired of pretending.

As she swung her legs off the side of the bed, a beam of sunlight seeping through the closed curtains, she wondered if anyone would actually come. Was there anyone out there that actually survived other than the two of them? She brushed her dark locks from her face and quickly got to her morning routine, going through the motions of washing, brushing her teeth, getting dressed, meanwhile her mind was elsewhere entirely. By the time she was finished, she could hear Demi moving around in the kitchen.

Vivi may have been Demi’s bodyguard, but above all else, they were sisters. Their friendship originally bloomed on Aurum. While Vivi worked as Prince Oliver’s guard, she would see Demi visit very often. It didn’t take long for the two to start talking. But ever since they found one another on Earth, their friendship turned into a sisterly bond. There wasn’t a soul Vivi trusted more than her, which is why she’d agreed to this crazy and possibly dangerous plan of gathering survivors. ”Morning.” she greeted as she walked into the kitchen, heading directly to the coffee machine.

”Morning, Vivi.” As expected, Vivi made her way over to the coffee machine first. Demetria prefers tea in the morning. For some reason the caffeine excites her too much and she can’t sleep at night. She also just likes the taste of tea more. The breakfast was finally done. She made her signature cinnamon waffles, eggs, and turkey bacon. ”Breakfast is ready.” She grabbed plates and piled them both up with food. She gave Vivi a bit more than she gave herself. Then a thought came to her as she thought about who could possibly be showing up to the house. ”Vi? Should I have made food for everyone?” Who knows if they would have eaten. And what kind of host would she be if didn’t have refreshments.

”Thanks.” Vivi said simply, taking the plate of food. One of the many advantages of living together with Demi was that they could take turns making the food, cleaning, doing the laundry. They could just as easily hire someone to do it, but Vivi saw no need for it when the two of them were more than capable. She took a small sip of coffee between bites before giving Demi a rather confused stare. ”Why would you cook for them? I’m sure everyone is more than capable of getting their own food.” she stated, taking another bite. ”And if not, they can just starve.” although she was partially joking, Vivi didn’t plan on letting Demi cook for anyone. She was already kind enough to open her home to a group of strangers. Not to mention, maybe she didn’t have as much faith in others showing up as her friend did.

Demi started the electric kettle. She wasn’t going to let anyone starve, but Vivi did have a point. They could all feed themselves if they really needed too. Besides, she doesn’t know exactly what time everyone is coming so making food this early would make the food cold and gross. ”Okay. I won’t make them breakfast.” She started eating the food on her plate, happy to have some food in her system. ”Vi, my nightmares were worse last night.” With their sisterly bond, Demi told Vivi everything, including her nightmares. They usually aren’t this bad or as vivid. But last night was something she hadn’t experienced in a while. ”Instead of it seeming like I was looking through a book. I was there. I could see, hear, and smell everything.” She didn’t know what it meant, but it definitely freaked her out a bit.

Demi was the kind of person that fought with her mind, unlike Vivi who preferred a more direct approach. But it seemed like this time it was Demi’s mind fighting against her. After another bite of the food, Vivi was almost finished. She tightened her ponytail a bit and crossed her legs on the dining room chair. Her eyes never left Demi’s figure, concern written all over her features. ”Okay well...was it a vision of the past like the ones before or…” Demi had explained a little bit about how her visions worked to Vivi, but the raven haired girl could only understand so much. There were certain things she couldn’t understand unless she personally lived through them. In a moment’s time, Viviannah thought of chalking these nightmares up to bad memories triggered by the chunk of Aurum that had literally fallen from the sky, but perhaps nightmares wasn’t the only thing it triggered. ”Wait, Dee...when did these nightmares start?” the young woman thought of leaving Demi to connect the dots, but just to drive them point home, she added ”That burn at the edge of the counter there…” she gestured to just a couple of feet away from them. There was a burn mark on the corner of the countertop, as if someone had used a lighter on it. ”That happened last night...I came to get some water and leaned on the counter for about five minutes...my hand did that.”

Demi was expecting Vivi to try and just tell her that it was nerves. That there was nothing to worry about. It would have made her feel better, but instead she pointed out the burn mark on the counter. Her first thought was to scold her roommate. She couldn’t just go around burning stuff in the house, but then she quickly realized that it was an accident. The cogwheels in Demetria’s head were turning and it didn’t take long to put two and two together. ”The planet piece. It’s doing this. I don’t know how ,but it’s the only thing that makes sense. You haven’t burned anything in this house on accident before.” More than ever, they needed to figure out what those inscriptions meant and what this meant for their abilities. It had been a while since she has had to control any aspect of time and she was concerned that if she had to learn again, that Earth was not going to be able to handle it. ”If I thought the meteor would have brought back our abilities, I wouldn’t have suggested they all coming to our house.” She muttered mostly to herself, but loud enough for Viviannah. It wasn’t a factor she considered. If they were anything like these two, then they were for the most part as harmless as humans. But now she wasn’t so sure about how harmless they were all going to be. Turning back wasn’t an option, they were coming.

They both finished their breakfast and Demi gathered the plates to wash them. She wasn’t really giving Vivi a choice to do any chores this morning. The mundane task allowed her to be in her head as she thought about what this day. She didn’t know who was going to come through that door and it could be good or bad. At first the risk was okay because abilities weren’t a factor, but now they do. Their districts matter again with their abilities. Demi was smart enough to not put out her name or district placement within the message. She wanted whoever came to be neutral. There was a risk that no one would come if they did not like her district or the side they chose because of the war. Her thoughts were interrupted by a knock at the door. She looked to Vivi. ”Vi…go check and see who it is.”




Latin Translation for Message: Light in the dark, golden heart

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Character Portrait: Viviannah Bellum Character Portrait: Demetria Tempala Character Portrait: Astoria Caelus Character Portrait: Eilian Aminus

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ASTORIA CAELUS
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“Hello.” The border guard looked up at her with an ice cold stare, and Harper quickly decided against saying anything more. She handed over her passport and documents, and stood awkwardly as the guard examined them. Once he had established that they were in order, he slowly turned to his screen and started scrolling. Harper glanced around at the queues around her, all of which seemed to be moving painfully slowly. How different it all was to Aurum, where all she had to do was scan their district emblem and wish them a pleasant day. None of the border control officers were as much as cracking a smile here. The atmosphere was tense and cold and harsh and made her skin crawl.

“Why are you visiting the United States?” The border guard suddenly droned, making her jump a little.
“I- I’m visiting some old friends.”
“Is this your first visit to the United States?”
“Yes.”
“Where will you be staying?”
“I have a hotel booked near my friend’s house.”
“Who will you be visiting?”

Jesus Christ, she was starting to feel like a criminal. She’d binged enough crime dramas late at night to know that this was basically an interrogation. Sure, she wasn’t in a cold room with a two way mirror, but the way the guard was staring at her was exactly the same way the lead detective always stared at the perp.

“Demetria Tempala.”
“How long are you planning on staying?”
“A month.” In reality she didn’t know, but her co-workers had warned her that saying that would probably result in her being kicked out of the country. That was the amount of time she’d put on her documentation. If it didn’t take quite that long, she could do some traveling. If it was going to take longer... they’d cross that bridge when she came to it.

“How much money are you bringing?” What the hell did that have to do with anything?
“Five hundred dollars.” The border guard nodded slightly, stamped her passport, and gave her documents back to her silently.

“Thank you,” she said, shoving them back into her bag and making her way to baggage claim. Traveling on Earth made her heart sink. On Aurum, she could have travelled so easily, instantaneously. How she missed it. Her bags reclaimed, she stopped briefly to double check the address. She’d taken off her jacket while on the flight and hadn’t put it back on yet. She went to pick it up... and immediately dropped it. It had become a cloak, black and gold, with her district emblem on it. She picked it back up, and the minute her hand touched it, it shifted back to her usual jacket. It had never turned that easily. Perhaps it was just because she was so homesick. That was all, she told herself, as she pulled on the jacket and stepped outside. That was all.





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This was their first time playing in the US, and they were determined to make an impact. Their manager had been working with them to try and build up some publicity. And this was their biggest move. Eilian hadn’t been able to get the golden comet out of his mind, but right now, he needed to be present. An “impromptu” performance in the middle of Washington had gathered quite a lot of attention from those on their way to work. The music made Eilian feel free, the violin feeling like an extension of his body. He never could have pictured something like this for himself back on Aurum. Being a central part of something, something which wasn’t really seen as a part of his district.

But he couldn’t hide from it for ever. He would have ignored it, if it wasn’t for the name engraved on the comet that had struck earth. Demetria Tempala. The closest thing he’d had to a sister. He didn’t want to go home, but he did want to see her. So packing his violin into the case, he got in a taxi and made his way to the address he’d jotted down. He was looking forward to seeing Demi again. But he was lying if he said it wasn’t a little worrying. He didn’t want to go home. He knew that the others would. He knew that they’d all be striving to go home, and he’d have to say no, that he didn’t intend on joining them.

This was the reason he’d brought his violin with him. Well, that and he felt if he’d gone back to the hotel, he wouldn’t have been able to come back. Even in the back of the taxi, he found himself idly plucking the strings of it, the case never staying closed for longer than five minutes. It was who he had become, and he needed a visual symbol of that.

He climbed out of the car and had to do a double take, making sure he’d taken down the right address. This was... impressive. Demi was clearly doing quite well for herself. Eilian has been proud of his small, two bedroom apartment back in Brighton. But it was the right address, so he took a deep breath and knocked the door.

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Viviannah Bellum Character Portrait: Bea Amador Character Portrait: Eli Acerbi Character Portrait: Oona Agnelli Character Portrait: Cassius Praetorius

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Cassius stole another glance up at the sky, the weather had been fine this morning but had since started to turn and the sky had run from scattered patches of cloud to low ragged banks of grey that seemed to not only stifle the sun, but muffle the whole world as if wrapped in a blanket. This wasn't uncommon for this time of year, nor was it uncommon for the mountainous coasts of British Columbia. As a seasoned hunting guide, this was just part and parcel of a life spent out of doors in one of the wildest places on Earth.

He turned to survey the rest of his group as they followed behind him on the trail. It had been a good hunt, not without its share of difficulty and hardship but, ultimately a successful one. On the second last day they had brought down the bull moose they had been following for some time and now it was time to return. He turned back and shouted both warning of the weather, and encouraging the laggards with thoughts of warm fires, strong coffee and stronger whisky.

We could be in for a hell of a storm if this keeps up, and I don't know about you but I'd much rather be sat in the cabin when it hits! He yelled over the increasingly insistent tone of the wind. The pace increased, and at long last over the rise the cabin appeared just a little farther down the valley. A ragged cheer arose and the pace quickened again with the sight and smell of hearth now that much nearer at hand.

They reached the cabin just as the rain began to make itself felt, splashing down in big heavy drops that sprayed off everything they hit. Cassius stood by the door and clapped everyone on the back, making sure that at long last, he was the final member of their party to enter the sprawling cabin that served as home base for Darkwood Hunting and Angling. Hey Bill! Made it back with one in the bag, how 'bout ya break out the case of beer I know you've got stashed in back. He hollered, finally swinging his pack off his shoulder and propping it against the door.

An elderly gentleman tottered out from behind the bar grumbling under his breath All right, all right, keep yer shirt on. You get one each and you can drink it where ya likes, after that ya gots to stay at the bar. You hear the news by the by? He continued as he plunked a six pack down on the long table that graced part of the main room. Come on Bill you know damned well that I haven't unless you tried sending smoke signals. It's not exactly like we get BBC in the back country.

Bill chuckled True 'nough True 'nough. Well get a load of this then, Great big meteor come crashing down over in Washington D.C. there. The real kicker? Looks like it may well be made o' gold. Huh What do ya think of that? Why it's all they been showin' on the news, can't even barely watch the game he griped.

Cassius paused for a second wondering if it could really be happening. He had never known many people from Aurum, his natural abilities and personality having put him in the role of a scout most often. He had spent a lot of time wandering, but sure enough as soon as he heard the words spoken in Dicere, the ancient phrase called to him. He knew whether or not he knew anyone that he would go back. After all, this was his duty as his father had raised him, and there could be no turning his back on it. Huh, well I'll be damned. Don't have any trips scheduled for a while. I'm going to go to DC Bill, I'll bring ya back a piece if it's real gold.

As Bill chuckled Cassius was already heading to his room to pack a bag and a few short hours later, having changed into jeans a grey shirt and a nice green henley, he was on his way to DC, to the address that had been specified. He hadn't know many of the kids who'd gotten out in those last hectic days. He was pretty sure he'd seen Viviannah Bellum and had thought he'd heard some of the Royals had even made it, but other than that couldn't think of anyone he'd recognize. Heck Viviannah might not even remember him. By the time he was old enough to pay attention to such things she'd already become a prodigy in the district eventually even winding up in the personal guard of one of the Royals. His father had run him hard to keep up with her example and Cassius had trained about as hard as it was to train thanks to his fathers often brutal treatment. He liked to fancy he'd gained some small amount of recognition, but nowhere near the level of Viviannah Bellum.

These thoughts saw him through takeoff and into the air where he fell asleep only to wake as the wheels hit tarmac in DC. He rented a car and drove to the address he had heard the meteor was near noticing that sure enough others had already started to gather at the large house. He strode briskly up the pavement his Fire District tattoo on display as he rolled up the sleeves of his henley, paused before the door when he noticed a teary reunion going on between several people and a woman he recognized as being part of the Light District. He took a moment to deliver he a deferential nod before delivering three sharp knocks and waited.

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Character Portrait: Oliver Argenti Character Portrait: Viviannah Bellum Character Portrait: Leonardo Magnus Character Portrait: Demetria Tempala Character Portrait: Apollo Mundi Character Portrait: Bea Amador

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Tap. Tap. Tap.
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"I do too, but one should always take a few extra shots just in case. C'mon Ollie."
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"Ollie? Oliver!"
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A hand was firmly placed over Oliver's tapping fingers, bringing the boy out of his accidental trance. He looked up with a hum, confused as to why all eyes were suddenly on him. "What? What's going on?". His manager Ricky let out a quiet sigh, signaling the photographers that their daydreaming model would be over there shortly before taking a seat beside him. "Alright, talk. What's going on?" Oliver, in turn, kept silent, his eyes round and curious as if to question what exactly the man was referring to. Ricky made it clear he wasn't buying the act of innocence. "Don't give me that look. You've been acting weird since yesterday morning!" The young boy blinked a couple of times before getting to his feet in an attempt to get away from the questions. "I'm not acting weird, you are." he protested. Though a good plan, it didn't work the way he hoped. After giving Oliver an overdramatic eye roll, Ricky followed his lead and got to his feet, standing directly in his path. "Really, then explain to me why you haven't even touched your lunch."

"I'm just not hungry." Ollie answered with a slight shrug, to which Ricky immediately responded with a shake of the head. "Highly unlikely." Once again, Oliver attempted to move past the man, but he proved to be just as if not more stubborn than he. The two mimicked each other's stance by folding their arms across their chest as a sign of not backing down as Ricky continued to speak. "You've been spacing out since yesterday morning. Ever since-" he paused, a sudden look of disbelief taking over his otherwise tranquil features. "Please don't tell me that meteor and all those alien conspiracies have you spooked. You don't actually believe in that stuff, do you?" There was a sudden knot in the pit of Oliver's stomach at the mention of the so-called "meteor". Even as he firmly responded "Of course not!" and successfully pushed past Ricky with the excuse of his needing to do his job, the knot remained.

Truth be told, that's all the silver-haired boy had been able to think about since the previous morning. When the news of the "golden meteor" hit France, he'd been working. He didn't have a chance to see it until a few hours later while he was having lunch with his manager. The images that flashed across the restaurant television sent uncontrollable shivers down his spine. There it was clear as day. There was no mistaking the symbols that adorned the golden gloss. And that phrase he'd heard time and time again from the moment he was born. Lux in tenebris , aureum cordibus. He recalled his mother very tenderly teaching him those exact words, and what it meant for them.

"Every citizen of Aurum is important, Ollie. Every one of them has a heart of gold. And we have to be their light when times are dark."

Before he'd realized, he was running out of the restaurant with his manager frantically calling out to him. From the moment Oliver found himself on Earth, on this foreign planet in a city he knew nothing about, he'd been desperately searching for something, anything that could lead him back home. Back to his people and his family. Over the years, he'd all but given up. He still searched from time to time. Somewhere in the back of his mind, he felt there was still hope, but common sense often scolded him for being so naive. However, the moment he saw and heard the news it's as if light had given birth to hope again.

This is how he ended up in Customs and Immigration at the Washing DC airport. Admittedly, it was wrong of him not to tell Ricky he'd be leaving indefinitely until the day of the flight. Eleven hours and a half later and the man was scolding him through the phone line, wondering why the hell he'd decided to ditch so suddenly. "This is insane, Oliver, even for you!". Ollie tried his best to appease the man, promising to return as soon as "matters are taken care of", though he never mentioned he had no clue when that would be. Finally, after what seemed like hours and a hundred and one procedures later, he was handed back his passport and sent off to baggage claim. Oliver's nerves were running ramped the closer he was to the destination. Demi, Bea, Po, Vivi...and Leo...all these people he assumed to be dead could very well be alive and quite possibly somewhere in this very city.

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Viviannah was nervous. No...afraid, for the first time in her life. AFraid of how fast everything was happening. One moment her and Demi were living as much of a normal life as they could manage, which admittedly wasn't so hard with heir abilities dulled almost to non-existent. The next, there was a giant golden chunk of metal basically within their back yard's reach. Not just any chunk of metal, but a piece of home. A home Vivi never imagined she'd get to see again. And based on what both her and Demi were experiencing, said chunk of metal brought with it much more than Dicere markings. It was as if being far from home for too long stripped them of their birth given abilities, but all it took was a small piece of their vast home planet to breathe life back into them. And although Vivi was grateful for her abilities that were slowly returning, she was hesitant. It also brought nerves, fear, and a group of strangers right to their home.

”Vi…go check and see who it is.” the raven-haired girl took one more swig of her coffee and sat the cup down with a light clink. The steps to the door were slow and calculated as she envisioned what could be on the other side of it. Once opened, Vivi stood with the knob in her hand as her dark eyes examined the face in front of hers. It was vaguely familiar. She'd met this man before, but not enough to remember his name it seemed. "ID please." she said, mimicking the words she'd heard from the border patrol on Aurum each time she traveled. For humans, being asked for an ID meant they'd be handing in a small card with basic information such as name and birthdate. For someone from Aurum, this meant something entirely different. Instead of a small, plastic card, they'd have to show their district emblem, regardless of what part of the body it was tattooed on. It was the best way of making sure each person was who they claimed to be without asking too many questions.

The first guest proved to be from the Time control district, which in turn explained why Viviannah almost recognized him. She stepped aside to let him in, allowing Demi the chance to give him his welcome. After him came a few more, to which Viviannah did the same procedure, unintentionally making herself a bouncer of sorts. Though they all checked off as legitimate, there were none she recognized until... "ID ple-" her words trailed off as the features of the man in front of her were matched to memory. Her mouth hung open for a few short seconds before she managed to form actual words. "Cas?" Of all the people she'd thought to see, Cassius was not one of them. It'd been so long since she'd last seen him. Since before the war, even. From the moment Vivi left their district to work for the Royal family, she hadn't seen Cas in person. It was surreal. His face looked so familiar...but at the same time so different.

She took a moment to let a few others in, among them was Leonardo Magnus. She imagined Oliver's face if he were there. It wasn't much of a secret that the prince had taken a liking to him. As for the reasons why Vivi had absolutely no idea. She never liked the guy. Not before the war and most certainly not now. Though she wanted to spit every profanity in her vocabulary at him, there were still others nearby soon to be wanting in. She put into play that patience Demi had so often talked to her about and simply sent let him inside with a glare before turning back to Cas, her arms instinctively folding over her chest. "I had no idea you were...I mean, it's...been a while."

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The sounds of celebration and the clinking glasses filled the laboratory. A team of Russian astrophysicists had been invited by United States to come study the golden meteor. It was a sign of good faith between the two countries, who's turmoil had been growing within recent years. Out of the five scientists, Allana kept herself away from the celebration. She sat herself outside of the small circle, listening and nodding along to whatever they were speaking about. Only Lenya, her best friend and fellow scientist, sat beside her, keeping her in the loop. Allana frowned at the mention of the glory if they could find out where the meteor came from. If only they knew...

"Arrre you not happy? Ve arrre going to Америка! Imagine what vill happen when ve solve тайна of метеор." The team's English is very poor, Allana usually being the translator, but they've been practicing.
"Just nervous is all."
"Nerrrvous? I vill never underrrstand yourrr highness."
"... You really wouldn't."

Lenya changed the subject, suggesting they turn on the radio to hear the impossible theories people are coming up with. Allana thought she'd left her Ice Queen status behind on Aurum, but it stays with her. A forever title to remind her of life back there. Aurum was the first thing she thought when the meteor had landed. She wanted to stay away, but after her team was invited, refusing would've been detrimental to her career and suspicious because she had no valid reason to not go. Allana liked what she was doing here on Earth and she wasn't going to let Aurum ruin things. Maybe, it was time to face what happened, not that she was brave enough to do so.

"Lux in tenebris, aureum cordibus." Allana sprung out of her seat after hearing those words through the radio. She moved frantically, attempting to find a piece of paper to write down the address and date following. She hadn't heard Dicere or that phrase in years. Her team was looking at her strangely, not understanding the multiple emotions acrossing her usually blank face. Allana felt hands on her shoulders, one from Lenya and another from a colleague, both looking at her with concern.

"Ты в порядке?"(Are you okay?) Lenya asked.
"Я не знаю." (I don't know.)
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After arriving in the United States, Allana's team bid her a farewell, although it was one of confusion and suspicion. She didn't give them much of an explanation either. Allana hailed a cab to take to the meeting point. Other survivors must've heard it too. Allana sighed, resting her hand on her palm as she gazed out the window. The few friends she had may be there and she wouldn't know how to react. Would they even recognize her? She wasn't the submissive mouse her mother raised her to be anymore. It felt like that's what she'd revert to when she arrived. Allana began to tug at her top. Her mother would've frozen her in place before giving her a lecture about modesty if she saw her now.

Upon her arrival, she continue to tug at her top, hiding what skin she could. Allana's eyes widened as she took note of her surroundings. She wasn't expecting a mansion in a wealthy neighborhood, more of an abandoned warehouse kind of thing. The woman allowing people into the mansion was none other than Viviannah Bellum from the Fire District. Her mother encouraged her to play nice with the future leader of the Fire District, but like the Earthings say 'fire and ice.' She wordlessly showed her the symbol on wrist, she would've covered it up ages ago if it wasn't a reminder of how far she come.

Stepping into the house was equally impressive, Viviannah had obviously done well for herself on Earth. The many people standing around were familiar, but the sight of Eli was the only thing she could focus on. Her dear friend and confidant was still alive. She made her way to him, stopping a few feet before him. It's been many years and things may changed, but she wants nothing more than to embrace her friend.

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Cassius stood aside as the first several people filed through and then followed them in, his eyes scanning around, focused more on the surroundings than the people at first. They went in single file through the door and the routine chant of “I.D. Please” was so routine that at first he tuned it out until it suddently faltered as the person in front of him walked away and he saw who had been checking and did a double take.

Viviannah Bellum, he could barely remember the last time he had seen her, they must have been just kids at the time. She had always been gifted, even way back then, something of a prodigy in the fire district. Cassius was somewhat younger than her, but just old enough to be in the same peer group. He’d been teased somewhat at first, but his unsettling tendency to respond completely out of proportion had put a stop to that fairly quickly. He’d always had a hard time with people in that respect, but Viv had taken him under her wing somewhat, made sure he didn’t cross too many lines and he’d come to think of her as a moral compass of sorts. He’d made the decision then that she was going to be his person, his conscience, and he would follow her anywhere. This devotion looks like romantic interest to some, but it’s far more simple than that; he trusts here more than he trusts himself.

Cas? he heard her say, and it brought him right back to when they were young before snapping him right back to the present, leaving him rattled, in order to cover for it he ran to safe ground in the form of formal adress. ”Lady Bellum” He nodded and joined her in checking ID’s. It was familiar work and it was good to fall into a rhythm with her, it helped to settle him more.


"I had no idea you were...I mean, it's...been a while." ”Yeah.. I’m sorry we lost touch. I got seconded to Recon after you went to protection detail, you know I always did better away from people. It.. uh.. It got pretty bad out there near the end. I mean whatever lines there were to start the war, they disintegrated pretty quickly. After that it was just block by block and building to building.“ He turned to Viv ”It got real ugly out there Viv”

Perhaps it was Vivi’s homesick heart, or her desire to see her old friends and family, but when Cassius spoke it hit a chord. Viví felt a sense of home, of her district, her family. She bit her bottom lip as she listened to him. He hadn’t changed a bit. Maybe physically just enough to have her do a double take, but his personality felt so...familiar. She sighed, eyeing her bracelet as she fidgeted with it. ”I know…” She’d seen first hand just how ugly it’s gotten, both from an outsider’s and an insider’s perspective. Having spent so much time with the Royal family, she came to see them as the kind hearted people they were. Though not perfect, they really cared about everyone in Aurum. There was no doubt in her mind that they were set up.

”I personally saw the desperation in the king’s face, and the queen crying almost every day…it was bad everywhere...” she’d long since let the memories of her last days with the family stay tucked in the back of her mind, as well as her failed mission to keep the prince safe. ”They put me on the same ship as Prince Oliver to make sure he made it safely. Now, I don’t I don’t even know if he’s-“ her words trailed off as she noticed others approaching the door. It did no good to talk about those things now. It was best to focus on those that were there. ”It’s really good to see you.” She offered a uncharacteristicly warm smile, the kind only a handful of people ever got to see.

Cassius nodded in agreement You too. Now that you’re back it will be just like the old days. I’ve got your back. he said putting a large hand on her shoulder. As they turned back to attend to the rest of the crowd he moved back into his habitual spot, two steps behind just off the right shoulder. He was going where she went and he would have her back, anyone wanted to go through her was going to have to come at him first. It was good to be back.

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Demetria watched as Viviannah made her way to the door to address whomever was knocking. She dried her hands and moved around the kitchen island, slowly making her way over to the door. Demi had made sure she didn’t have any meetings with anyone today since this planet reunion was a priority. The curly-haired girl wasn’t even sure who was here and how many of them would actually arrive. Even having one arrive was somewhat of an accomplishment within itself. Demi hadn’t been nervous when it was just her and Vivi in the house. She was able to rationally think through all the possibilities of what could happen and justify why summoning all these people in their home was a good idea. But now, there was someone actually at the door. As much as Demetria liked to account for everything, people were unpredictable. She was just hoping that everyone was planning on remaining peaceful.

"ID please." Immediately, Demi glanced down at her wrist. Her time district emblem stood out against her skin. She had always told people that it was just a tattoo that reminded her of home. For work, however, she had learned to cover it up. Many people in politics seem to be bothered by marks on the skin. Though she was born with this, it wasn’t something that was easily explained to the people of Earth. Today, however, there was no reason to cover it. She removed the buttoned-up shirt that was covering her arms and white shirt underneath and tied it around her waist. Now her emblem was out in the open. As people walked in, they would be able to see it and know she was from Aurum and which district she was with.

Eventually she ended up in the entryway where her raven-haired bodyguard was screening people. Demetria’s eyes widened at the sight of the first person that waltzed through the door. She would recognize him anywhere. They were so close on Aurum, basically family. His hair was longer than what she had remembered, but she could never forget the closest thing she had to a brother. ”El…” Just speaking out his name was causing her to choke up. ”You’re…alive...I can’t believe-” Demi didn’t even notice the tears were sliding down her cheeks. She skipped over to him and pulled him into a tight hug. Demetria made a mental note to make sure to address the other guests that were being let into the house, but after she has come to terms with seeing Eilian.

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Her taxi driver was chatty, and that oddly put Astoria at ease. He commented on her accent, and she laughed it off, saying she had originally grew up in a rural part of Germany with that unusual accent. He told her about his travels around Europe and how much he'd loved and missed the food. "Is the food that different here?" She asked, and he laughed. That didn't make her feel at ease, but she chose to ignore it. He agreed to wait for her without charge as she checked in and left her bags in her room.

He dropped her off outside the gates. "Big crowd. You having a party?" He asked. "Not as such," she said. She paid him, and took a long look up towards the house. Someone appeared to be checking their insignias on the door, probably to be expected. Almost the whole way up to the door, there seemed to be a number of emotional reunions. She scanned the faces. A few she recognised... but nobody from her own district.

Her feet came to a stop of their own accord as that realisation sank in. Had... had anybody from her district gotten out? Was anybody left? Was she alone? No. No, she couldn't afford to think like that. She took a deep breath and made her way up the drive, pulling her jacket off in anticipation of having her emblem checked. It was close enough to procedure at home to make her feel a little more comfortable.

That comfort vanished as she saw the face standing beside the dark haired woman checking their emblems. It felt like she was dragged back in time to that escape vessel. The echo of her own scream ringing in her ears, the blood running onto the ground, and that empty, empty look in his face.

"You." She swore, managing to make the word sound like a threat, an accusation. "How dare you- what the hell do you think you're doing here?" She asked, looking straight past the woman and up into the man's face.


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He jumped a little as another person appeared beside him, knocking on the door for a second time. It brought him out of his head, and it made him realise that he was about to see Demi again. A smile settled onto his face, even as his heart started to pound. It wasn't Demi that opened the door. It was a dark-haired woman that he vaguely recognised but couldn't quite place, her eyes scanning him for a moment. Then she asked him for ID. It meant something different here, but he lifted his shirt to show her the symbol on his hip. She stepped aside, and Eilian stepped into the hall.

Demi was there waiting for him. Tears streamed down her face as she recognised him, and it brought tears to his own eyes. She pulled him into a tight hug, and he wrapped his arms around her, the tears spilling over his cheeks. He didn't miss many things about home, but probably the only thing he had missed was right here, right now. The closest thing he had to a sister.

"Of course I'm alive, I wasn't going to go down without a fight," he laughed. "But look at you!" He said, stepping back to take a look at her. "Look at this house!" He laughed, looking around. "You really fell on your feet, didn't you?" He remarked, stepping back in for another hug. "It's so good to see you," he said. "I thought I was hallucinating when I saw your name on that comet, I was on hour twenty seven of no sleep," he joked. Well, partially joking. He had been on hour twenty seven of no sleep thanks to business meetings and a video shoot, and he'd thought it had all been some strange, weird dream. But then that's all people had been talking about once he had slept for about twelve hours, and he realised it was real. Demi was still alive. Now that he saw her, pride started to well in his heart. He'd only really gotten back on his feet and yet look how well she was, look how successful she seemed to be.

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Bea felt a pit in her stomach as she looked up at the house, contemplating whether or not to actually walk up to the front door. She saw someone at the front door but she was in her own head that she didn't realize who it was. Over and over again she was going around asking herself if she was ready to actually be thrust back into the role of Beatrice Amador, the title she had spent years trying to remove even after coming to Earth. She did everything in her power to get away from that girl, to become Bea and never have to think of her again: She chopped off her somewhat beloved locks, had gotten tattoos, bumps, bruises, and scars all over her body from her adventures, and completely gave up on trying to rebuild the lavish lifestyle she was used to on Aurum. At one point she even thought about trying to remove her I.D on the bottom of her neck and the two ones below it: a small family crest and another of their family's mantra, just to remove the one constant reminder of the life she left behind but, she's a sucker for sentiment and deep down knew that was the last real momento to connect her to her family that had done everything in their power to give Bea a chance to live. "You could walk away right now, no one would ever know. You could go back to Sydney and act as if you never saw any message." Which was tempting. Until the annoying voice in her head (who sounded a lot like her father) reminded of something; Amadors don't run from things, they fight through them and see it through, no matter what. Which honestly seemed ironic at this point but, he was right. Beatrice or Bea Amador didn't just run away from things because she was afraid, she never did and she didn't plan on starting now. Besides, she wanted to know who was all here. Throughout her time on this planet, she caught her mind wondering about the possibility that anyone she knew had to have made it to safety with her. Deep down she knew it couldn't have just been her but, she didn't even know where to start with that search.

Before she could get any more into her own thoughts, she heard her name and turned around to find where it was coming from. Only to be met with Oona Agnelli running towards her. The girl could have knocked the both of them down with how fast she was running but Bea pulled her into her arms, letting out a breathless gasp as her arms tightened around her and made sure the two of them didn't topple over. She kept letting out small gasps as she shakily held on to one of her closest friends. She was so stunned, she couldn't start sobbing like Oona was when Bea pulled away from her to truly look at her. "I can't believe this." She wiped away the tears running down Oona's face before smiling as this was the moment that Bea actually came to terms with what all of this meant, people she had thought she would never see again weren't just alive. They were on Earth with her and she was only feet away from seeing who else made it out. She was so concentrated on Oona and her 'epiphany' of sorts that she wasn't paying attention to who was passing by them and entering the house. She snapped out of it and turned around to see others enter the same house and looked back at Oona, wiping away a few tears of her own. "We should probably go inside, we can see who else is here and... you tell me everything." She held on to Oona with one hand and used her other to grab her bags that had fallen to the ground once she hugged Oona. Walking up to the massive house, she couldn't help but look around, sure it wasn't as great as her place on Aurum, it was still amazing that one of their own had done so well for themselves. She had to admire it. As she looked for any recognizable faces, she realized the house's apparent residential pitbull, was checking everyone's I.Ds. Bea groaned. It was moments like this she wanted to have her own 'do you know who my father is' moment but digressed.

She played along with the screening, putting her backpack near a corner of the room and moving the collar of her flannel so her emblems could be seen by everyone. But, once seeing who the one checking I.Ds was, her face fell into disbelief, Viviannah Bellum, one of the guards that was designated to protect her father. She was good at her job, Bea'd give her that but it only made her and Ollie's lives a hell of a lot harder when it came to sneaking around before the guard was moved to protect Ollie. They were friendly enough but, seeing her, she was excited that meant maybe someone from the royal family, an extended part of hers, could have made it out alive. Looking around she tried to see if any one of them were one of the Argentis, but no luck. She took a deep breath before looking back at Oona. Her smile quickly came back as she looked at her friend. "So, tell me everything." She chuckled and moved the two away from the entry way.

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As her cab dropped her off near to the mansion, Phia became more and more anxious. It felt as if her heart was going to stop beating, and it was hard to concentrate. Standing beside her luggage, among which was small yet a bit steampunkish looking suitcase, which held a surprising piece from their home; a piece, which she had stumbled upon by accident, a piece that could embark their journey back home, but Phia wasn't sure if she was going to show it to everyone right there and then, she didn't know what or how to act around her own people... it felt so strange, and she had been locking herself indoors and away from people for a long time, and if she even got outside, there was always this bubble around her, which kept the gamer-girl safely away from others. It had become clear that she had grown socially awkward.

Suddenly, she dropped on down, crouching among her little belongings - embracing her knees, hiding her face into her own embrace. "No... Mimi, don't cry... you can do it! We can do it!" she kept repeating in her head. Yet, why was it so hard to move inside. Phia felt like she needed someone to help her get inside, but finally she found the hidden courage and stood up, gathering her belongings and walked towards the household and towards the main door, but just couple of meters away, she had yet another meltdown. Everything got foggy, and the tears were piling up inside her throat. Curling up into the same position in the middle of the driveway as before, she was completely lost and out of her own element.


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Jayden sighed as he told the cab driver to let him out about ½ a mile from his destination. Traffic had been horrible since leaving the airport and his nervousness combined with the sudden urge of energy he felt upon arriving wasn’t making this ride any easier. When he saw the wind suddenly began to pick up he knew that he needed to be out in it. Hopping on to his board he began to ride feeling the most free he has felt in a breeze in a long time.

A few minutes later he arrived to the driveway of his intended destination. Taking a deep breathe Jayden got off the skateboard and began walking up. He wasn’t far along when he noticed someone crouching down. Jayden began to slowly approach the person. Normally Jayden would avoid situations like this, mainly because growing up his abilities were ruled by his emotions so he became accustomed to staying away from sadness. That being said something about the crouching individual called him to them.

As he got closer the appearance of the crying girl began to trigger a memory. “Mi-Mimi? Mimi is that you?” After hearing someone calling out her precious nickname, which she hadn't heard for so long, which she had longed to hear for all these years, Phia looked up, but blinded by the sudden light, she covered her eyes and cheeks, which had thin trails of black liner. Jay is shocked from seeing how her hand slowly started to slowly morph into water, becoming more and more transparent by the second. 

“Jayden…..” A faint whisper, filled with embarrassment, filled with joy, filled with nervousness and sadness and love for her best friend, but through all of that echoed emotion of guilt. Tears began to escape his eyes as he quickly bent down and began to talk to her, hoping to calm her down. As her hand slowly begin to reappear he helped the small figure up. “Come on, Mimi, let’s get you inside.”

Phia nods as she clings to him with her face in his chest and moves along with him as he goes to knock on the door, but before they were about to get to the two guards on the stairs of the front door, she stopped. Releasing herself from Jayden' arms, and although she was still sniffling, she went to grab her luggage. No way was she going to leave her precious items on the road for someone to drive over them… besides, one of the cases contained something important for all of them, item she hoped someone could help her with. After reaching back to Jayden, she leaned her cheek against him, gently and taking in his scent, in case he was going to disappear again.

The woman who answers stares at the two for a split second before saying “ID please.". Jay smiled nervously and then shifts Phia a bit so he could adjust his shirt to show his emblem. The woman stares at it for a split second before looking down at Phia. When Phia made no move to show her emblem Jay whispered:  “Come on Mimi. We can’t go inside if you don’t show your emblem.” There was a moment of hesitation, where she looked up at the same height, yet gorgeous woman in front of her. Who was she and why was she making Phia feel all strange? With the blush creeping under her tears and on her cheeks, in between keeping close to Jayden and her luggage, she lifted some of her hair and showed the Water District emblem behind her left ear. Why was the other woman… so… hot, Phia thought in her mind briefly, and as they both headed inside, she took a quick peek at Viviannah over her shoulder.

Once the two made it inside, Jay scanned the group of people that had already arrived. There were many people he didn’t know and a couple he did. When his eyes landed on Eli a smile broke out as he nodded toward the man he had met through Phia. His attention was only on the man for a second until he saw the flash of blonde near him. Jay was about to say something when Phia suddenly noticed Eli and Allana as well, after having set her luggage somewhere nearby. It was enough for her to start crying again and hiding herself against Jayden' chest. 

Jay knew to take what he could get with her so leaned over and whispered, “Hey Mimi…..did you know that I’m staring at Eli and Allana right now?" The weeping girl jumped a little at the sound of her friends names and nodded, before she turned to look in the direction where Jayden was looking at. Suddenly, she mumbled very quiet: "Im sorry, Jay," and walked over to Eli, crying even more now. She was indeed a mess, but Phia wasn't the only one. "Vinny…. Eli…," she managed to squeak out, all kinds of emotions going through her as she was standing there and as her right hand was starting to turn transparent once more. Jayden, who only shook his head, knowing Phia very well, followed her and stood behind her, offering yet another bright, watery-eyed smile to Eli.

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OLIVER ARGENTI
Lyon to Washington DC | outfit | dialogue: #C0C0C0
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The car ride from the airport to the meeting location was relatively short, roughly about thirty to thirty-five minutes, most of which Oliver spent answering Apollo’s infinite number of questions. But he did so blissfully, each with a smile. The fleeting moments of silence were accompanied by the silver head of hair leaning on Apollo’s shoulder, the other’s presence feeling almost too surreal for the young prince’s comfort but before they knew it a grand estate appeared in front of them. Ollie double checked the address he’d hurriedly jotted into the notes feature of his phone to confirm that this was in fact where they were meant to be.

The driver came to a slow stop about half a block off the edge of the property, the rest of the street being much too congested for him to drive any further. The prince’s azure orbs scanned the structure from its foundation to the copper made roof. A familial aura wrapped itself around it, growing stronger the closer they drew, but not quite something he could place his finger on. There were a couple of people at the door. At first glance, they appear to be in conversation, but seconds later, they stepped inside to reveal a pair of faces. One, Ollie did not recognize, while the other brought a crashing wave of relief over his entire body.

”ID p-” the raven haired woman’s eyes reamed in astonishment, her mouth mimicking their shape as Oliver’s figure moved closer. Excitement dictated his actions as he rushed forward, arms wrapping tightly around Viviannah’s waist. ”Vivi, oh my god!” just for a moment, shock prevented her from moving, form frozen in place as the reality of what was happening seeped in. Soon enough, her arms returned the embrace, her shock now replaced with utter relief. ”Holy shit-!” she breathed out, almost instantly pulling away from the prince with a hasty bow. ”I mean, your highness, I’m so sorry-” she took half a step back, creating a sliver of distance between them.

Ollie’s arms folded across his chest in protest, a subtle frown replacing his previously cheerful features. ”Vivi, come on, we’ve talked about this…” Viviannah’s cold exterior softened ever so slightly, shoulders slumping into a defeated stance. ”Right...Oliver.” the frown eased from the boy’s face as she outstretched her arms, hands gently cupping his cheeks. ”You have no idea how relieved I am to see you…”. The smile took its place on the prince’s face once again. Perhaps he didn’t, but he did know how wonderful it felt to see her, how it felt to see Apollo and Ezra at the airport, to know that he wasn’t alone, rather than just aimlessly hope.

After her extended hello towards Apollo and Ezra, Viviannah let the three of them inside. Oliver never thought to ask exactly who’s home they were using. Was it Vivi’s new home? Perhaps that’s why she was in charge of checking identities. It was a spacious and well-kept home, reminiscent of the average estates within the light district. The thought alone prompted a bittersweet feeling in his chest. Had anyone else from his district survived? Or was he all on his own? What would others think when they saw him? Did they believe all those things the Thunder district accused his family of doing? They would never- he would never harm anyone even with reason.

The young boy’s heart rate picked up in seconds, his face reflecting every conflicting emotion he felt. He had half a mind to turn around and run out the same door he came in through, but before fear could get the better of him, a familiar sight pulled him back to reality. His eyes locked on the girl, her petite figure too impossible to forget. Beside her stood another beautifully familiar figure, her bright persona practically oozing from her pores. Suddenly, Ollie’s throat felt restricted, the words threatening to break before they could even leave his lips. After several long seconds of staring, and attempting to speak, he could only manage to call out their names. ”Bee...? Oona...?”