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Aiden W. Stuart

"Where's the fun in laid out cards?"

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a character in “Aeonis Academy for Demi-Gods”, as played by Portrait of a Sociopath

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"Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along." - Terry Pratchett







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FULL NAME:
Aiden William Stuart
NICKNAME(S):
'Den, Crybaby (by step-mother)
DATE OF BIRTH:
April 30th
AGE:
turning 17
GODLY PARENT:
Hecate
YEAR:
11th Grade
GENDER:
Male
SEXUALITY:
Bisexual
ETHNICITY:
American of Scottish/Irish descent
DIALOGUE OR THOUGHT COLOR:
#4f7782




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PERSONALITY:
Aiden is a friendly guy of few words. He would much rather sit in the sidelines and observe his peers chat away rather than put himself in the spotlight. A leader he definitively is not as, for one, he is not a social butterfly, and, two, he prefers to follow the crowd, from a safe distance of course, to learn from their mistakes. He is an observer, but one that loves to meddle—for "scientific reasons," he claims—so much that the few that are aware of this side of him have wondered if he wasn't actually a hell-spawn of Eris or Hermes. If asked directly though, he would laugh it off, claiming that his actions were justified by curiosity and not boredom or mischievousness. For the most part, the targets of his misdeeds are picked objectively and just so happen to have the misfortune of catching Aiden's eye, but that is not to say that he isn't beyond making the lives of his enemies a living hell. Those individuals know who they are or will hopefully realize it soon enough for their sake, but even if he can hold quite mean grudge, whether he dislikes you or not, none are safe from Aiden's "experiments" except his closest friends. What he decides to test out or subject his peers to is decided with as little emotional attachment or conscience as possible which may make him out to be a cold and cruel bully. Such labels wouldn't be too far off from the truth as Aiden isn't mature enough, nor does he care enough, to differentiate mischief from bullying. He has little to no moral compass apart from what is socially acceptable and harmful to one's honor and reputation. These factors have little influence however because he has been taught that the strong is always right and one is only wrong if caught. To top it all, he has little empathy, but can assess situations well enough to put up a proper front. In a way, his experiments are done with that in mind; he can't really connect on an emotional level with others so he compensates by learning how others would react and by mimicking them.

As a meddling observer, Aiden is very greedy for knowledge and is excessively curious. While this has acted as a great source of motivation to ensure that his academic achievements were respectable and that he would become an extremely resourceful individual when he knows what he wants, it has also made him extremely nosy. It's said that if he would just change his standards for what he considers "useful information" and shift his intellectual efforts towards more relatable hobbies, he could start a gossip column. This can be very irksome to his peers and hypocritical in their eyes because of how important privacy is to Aiden himself. He rarely shares anything about his own personal life yet will always make sure to find out as much as he can about others. He is a distant person even if he is friendly, articulate, and generally energetic which can confuse many before they forget about him. Aiden is eye-catching nor does he like to leave a lasting impression on people as he prefers to pull at his peers' legs from the shadows. For that, he will act as normal as possible as a way to blend in with the crowd and lurk in people's peripheral vision.

LIKES:

Gouging reactions out of his peers - He calls it "experiments" or social studies. It's his way of learning how to fit in.
The occult - It is sort of a given considering his powers, but he has turned it into one of his hobby and is extremely glad he doesn't get anymore weird looks whenever he opens a book with a pentagram on it now that he is in Aeonis.
Personal Space - Like I said, he is a distant person so having someone in his personal bubble at unexpected moments (i.e.: when he's not trying to pass off as an average Joe) can throw him off.
Sleeping in - Just sleeping, actually. When he doesn't get precognitive visions that is. Otherwise, he's a teen, does this really require an explanation?
Detective fiction and sappy romance novels - The former to preoccupy him with solving the enigma before he reaches the end of the book and the latter to laugh at the bad characterization.

DISLIKES:

Jocks - At least what fits the stereotype. He finds them too goddamn loud and noisy and their constant testosterone-fueled competitive nature gets on his nerves.
Beaches - He has never understood the point of roasting one's skin surrounded by sand, seawater, seagulls trying to steal your lunch, and stray volleyballs. If he wants to swim, he'll go to a clean pool. If he wants to sleep, he'll go to his bed.
Physical Contact - While a short hug or a pat on the shoulder is fine, he's not too keen to start wrestling with anyone and would rather people keep their hands to themselves.
Overly cheery and naive individuals - He finds that he simply cannot reason with them and usually ends up at an impasse. He does derives some form of satisfaction out of ruining their perspective of life though.
Irrational actions stemming from emotions - He cannot predict these very well, so they usually leave him bewildered, unable to properly react.


FEARS:

Losing his powers: To say that he has accepted his mother's divine nature would be an understatement. While he isn't interested in following her footsteps nor is he particularly fond of her, Aiden has grown to embrace what gifts she had given him and would be at a lost should he lose all of it.
Precognitive visions: Seeing catastrophes and death is never a pleasant thing even if Aiden is aware that the future is never fully set in stone. It is one power he has absolutely no control over and he hates it for that. He does what he can to ignore them, but more often than not he is left shaken after they manifest themselves.
Hecate: He both admires and fears his mother for the power she wields. She never did him any harm, but her detachment with which he was treated when they had first and last met hds showed him how insignificant humans were to her. This is sometimes extended to other deities.



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FAMILY::
Sylvester G. Stuart (Father) - A strict man who has always wanted what was best for his son. His conservative ways have led him to clash more than once with Aiden. He dislikes Aiden's mother greatly and views gods in a very negative light.
Belladona Stuart (Stepmother) - A loving mother to Aiden, but she has little influence in other fields, at least on the surface. More often than not, she is stuck with the role of mediating conflicts between Sylvester and Aiden. She is full of surprises.

RELATIONSHIP WITH GODLY PARENT:
Aiden has only met his mother once when he was ten. It was a rather brief visit and they only exchanged a few words during which she revealed her identity to him so as to assess his potential as a demigod. She had been as awe-inspiring as she had been intimidating with wisps of dark smoke and dancing shadows following her every move. Hecate left a strong impression on Aiden, but the same could not be said of him for he was, in a sense, a late bloomer and had barely been able to lift a quill when she had visited. The child did not need telepathy to sense the disappointment (or perhaps relief?) his mother felt as she took her leave in a burst of smoke.

BIOGRAPHY:
The Stuarts were an old, influential family that mainly lived off old money and well-placed investments. Aiden's grandfather had immigrated to the states with his share of the family fortune to live the American Dream and start a family of his own which comprised of one son and two daughters. As the eldest and male successor, much had been expected of Aiden's father, Sylvester, but he hung out with the wrong crowd at the wrong time and, when the elder tried to tighten the vice around his spoiled child, Sylvester left to join a satanist cult, giving his whole family many stomach ulcers. It was there that he met Aiden's mother. Of course, he had no idea who she had been at the time; Hecate had been trying to kill time among the mortals by passing off as a devote priestess of "Satan." Against all odds, he managed to bed her and Aiden was born nine months later.

Her pregnancy had prompted the Stuarts to urge Sylvester to marry her, but Hecate had wanted none of it and simply brushed off any threats or attempts to intimidate her into agreeing. An hour after Aiden had been born, she left the newborn with the appointed nanny before walking out of the front gates and vanishing into thin air when the bewildered guards made a move to stop her. With no clue of what had happened, Sylvester was stuck putting back the pieces of his life together. It was a sort of wake up call as the event put him through much hardship because he had lost both the support of his family and that of his cult buddies. Aiden was also taken away from Sylvester and be raised by a series of nannies until the age of four. During this time, his father had been painstakingly working to rebuild his relationship with the Stuart family and his reputation in the upper class circle. This helped build character and turned Sylvester into an aggressive businessman and a strict old man. Sylvester was readmitted into the family on the condition that he married a woman of his parents' choosing.

Enter Belladona, a graceful and well-educated woman of a reputed family. She had just recovered from years of what had been thought to be an incurable disease and had remained mostly away from socialite gatherings. Even better, she had agreed to pretend to be Aiden's mother and raise him like her own child provided Sylvester partnered his business with that of her family's. It was a political marriage and both sides understood that well enough, but she was an agreeable woman so relationship between her and Sylvester were great. There was no passionate romance between the two, but they were comfortable companions of one another.

She was a great mother to Aiden and knew the exact words needed to motivate him or cheer him up. While Aiden had everything as a child and received only the best of best, like his father, much was expected of him and his father seemed determined to not make the same mistake as his own father did in raising him leniently. Sometimes, it became unbearable and little Aiden would always run to Mum for comfort, cursing his father under his breath. Everything in his life had already been planned for him, from what he would eat for breakfast that day to where he would work once he'd graduate from college. It was an unpleasant life and Aiden felt helpless, forever trapped in the aviary his father had built him through money and connections.

All of this changed when Hecate returned on his tenth birthday. Although she barely stayed long enough to have tea with him what with Sylvester furiously asking his bodyguards to escort her out, the visit made a lasting impression on young Aiden and, to his father's horror, prompted him to start dabbling in the occult to experiment with his budding powers. The more he played with his gift, the stronger it grew and the harder it became to control, something that was particularly troublesome because he was trying to hide it from his father. His secret eventually came out when he almost crashed one of his family's parties. It was a turning point because his old man would finally relent to accept the existence of gods and used his resources to investigate their existence. He learned of other gods and demigods, some of which have started to war against their own parents. It urged Sylvester to contact them, hoping that they would help his son control his powers, but Belladona interfered with their correspondence and, to Aiden's surprise, directed him towards another group of demigods. These wandering godlings directed Aiden towards Aeonis, telling him to "follow his heart when the time comes." Talk about sappy.


FAVORITE POWER:
The ability to cast illusions - While they cannot inflict physical injuries, Aiden's illusions are capable of taking over all 5 senses. They allow him to observe and learn how living things around him react to different stimuli without needing him to lift a single finger.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Left-handed, but is working to become ambidextrous. His handwriting tends to be a bit inconsistent because of this.
Fluent in English, French and German.
Has knowledge of Latin
Is a city kid.


So begins...

Aiden W. Stuart's Story

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Character Portrait: Jensen Adler Character Portrait: Aiden W. Stuart Character Portrait: Amanda Cartwright Character Portrait: Miles Reid Character Portrait: Mark Buick Character Portrait: Marilyn Tsinajinnie
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Amanda was one of the last to arrive at the Academy after returning from Summer, her bags had yet to be emptied and sat in the corner of her bedroom, which for the time being was void of any mess. The wardrobe was empty and neither door was being used to hang any of her clothes and the drawer beneath the doors wasn't open to reveal a messy gathering of shoes, but instead the entire wardrobe was closed and looked as if it had never been used, but that's because Amanda was so used to it being a mess that the look of it closed and tidy was slightly off putting as she stared at it.

Amanda had her 6 hours sleep and wasn't as drained feeling as she should have been, flights usually drained the life from her but last nights was surprisingly pleasant and didn't leave her feeling groggy or drained at all. So as soon as her alarm went off, she rose with ease and even set about tidying her room... Well, arranging her room to how it should be. She grabbed the first suitcase and emptied the contents onto her bed and started hanging them back into the wardrobe, and placing the shoes back in the drawer, for now it was a relatively organised sight, give it a day and it'll be the mess it always was.

As she put the last pair of shoes away and looked at the suitcases, she was fairly surprised to see she was finished, her suitcases had been emptied and all that sat on the bed was the gifts for Jensen, the very sight of them made a slight gasp escaped her lips.
"Oh yeah." It was a barely audible whisper to herself as she snatched her phone of the bedside table.

[To: Jensen x]
[Hey you! I only got back last night! I missed you and have something for you! xx]


She held the phone in her hands, impatiently awaiting his reply, and it showed because she early ran the shell pendant along the chain or was checking to see if he had replied, even the phone didn't buzz or whistle to indict he had, and when he didn't reply instantly she knew he mustn't have been awake yet and so decided to message the others to distract herself.

[To: Markus]
[Yo ho! Why weren't you on my flight? :O xD x]


[To: Aiden]
[I seriously hope you've nothing planned for this Orientation Day! How's you kiddo? Missed ya :3 x]


[To: Mari]
[Guess who's back, besides all the other people that aren't me? ;P Such a difficult question, I know, even I can't get it xD x]



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Mark lay on his belly, his face buried deep into his pillow as a light snore glided around the room, he'd been told it was a cute snore but he doubted it many times, snores are cute, snores stop people from sleeping, they can't be cute, he's slept with enough snores to know... One snorer is enough to know they are not good sleeping companions. As he lay there in some semblance of peace, it wouldn't last much longer as his tablet started it's alarm, and he'd set it to an Electro playlist, therefore the alarm would be loud and energetic and he also set the tablet on his desk, not his bedside table, meaning he'd have to actually get up and out of bed to switch the damned thing off, but it rarely ever worked in waking him up, he'd just fall back on top of the covers and start snoozing again.

This time he had no such luxury, as his phone buzzed and played a short tone, the vibration making the phone go over the edge just that bit much more and falling down underneath his bed. He dropped his hand and tried to grab the phone at the awkward enough angle and when he realised he couldn't, an irritated groan escaped his lips.
"Oh fuck me!" Mark pushed himself of his bed and stood over the bed, his pyjamas hung low on his waist and his torso exposed to the entire room, if there was an audience he'd be ashamed and try and hide but instead he just looked in the mirror and sighed at himself before getting on all fours and grabbing his phone. Reading the message, he blew an extra bit of air out his lungs, making a slightly humoured sound.

To: Amanda Cartwright]
[I was in the CockPit, flying high kid! xD Lol jk, could ya imagine me in a gay club :O]


He hit send and then lay back on the bed, he thought about messaging one of his other friends but he simply didn't know what to say, he felt 'hey missed you, what's up' was too generic, a bunch of random swear words was too Belfast a way to say hello and generally didn't like messaging people first in case he bothered them. He rolled his eyes and grabbed a fresh and clean pair of underwear, cyan Calvin Kleins with the black waistband, and a pair of socks, cyan with a black rim, an odd thing to have matching, but he liked to keep his underwear matching, it was an odd quirk he had but it bothered no one, because no one ever saw them, well saw it more than twice, so must just assume he did it for the night or something, either way no one ever mentioned it.

Having showered and prepared appropriately, he returned to his room and pulled on a pair of dark blue spray-on skinny jeans with a plain blue shirt before heading into the shared living space, and he couldn't quite tell if Miles was even up, the living space was tidy, but it always was anyway, and his door was closed so Mark had no idea. Either way, he decided to make, eat and clean his breakfast loudly to wake his roommate up and when he didn't emerge, Mark sighed and rolled his eyes, before storming into the son of Ares bedroom.
"Oi! Pay attention to me being all loud and shit, wanker!" He shouted into the room, his voice wasn't raised but instead had a joking tone to it."

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Character Portrait: Aiden W. Stuart Character Portrait: Amanda Cartwright Character Portrait: Dylan Ramirez
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Orientation day was an event that usually received mixed reviews from students, but seeing as it was usually the first opportunity for students to reunite with their friends, it was more unanimously welcomed with either enthusiasm or nervous dread. In this particular dorm however hung a deafening silence. All was still except for the slight stir caused by the room's only occupant as he breathed.

Aiden hated mornings. Hated them, hated them, hated them, yet knew that they were a necessary evil. That did not make them any less loathsome because their arrival still meant that he would need to exit the comfort of his slumber, something that was harder to do than one would think. It wasn't known to most that the ever calculating Aiden was also a heavy sleeper and mostly impervious to the morning sun's merry rays and the ringtone of his phone. In fact, he had barely stirred when the latter had let out a sharp series of synthetic note to announce the reception of a new text message. Fortunately, it had came only minutes before the time Aiden had set his alarm for.

On his nightstand was an old twin hammer bell alarm clock. Although it was old, it was still functional and in good condition if one ignored the scratches adorning one of its sides. It was from that one time Aiden's old man had almost successfully obliterated it with a well-aimed shot. As for why the stoic man would unleash his hunting rifle on a seemingly harmless object? Well, it wasn't completely harmless; Aiden had given it life through one of his spells and given it the life-long duty of waking people up at all cost. Much like today, it had been ticking merrily until the set time after which it had let out an obnoxiously high-pitched screech that would put banshees to shame. When Aiden had merely rolled over much like he did today, it had made a ruckus by stomping angrily with its tiny, metallic legs.

It received little to no response once more, and this time, in a fit of rage, the animated clock leaped into the air and slammed its pointy edges near Aiden's eye sockets. That drew a reaction out of the teen and saw that it would be swatted across the room, through the open bathroom door, and right into the sink, all the while still wailing that unnaturally high note.

Massaging his bruised face, the son of Hecate let out a long yawn before finally leaving the comfort of his bed. His newly carved wand floated to his hand and he grumbled a quick incantation while pointing it at the wiggling clock that had been trying to leap out of the slippery trap it had found itself in. It immediately shut up, as though Aiden had just pressed the mute button on a remote and smashed itself onto the bathroom tiles with a loud clatter in his hurry to escape. There, it twitched once, than a second time before finally stilling.

        To: Amanda Cartwright
        Not yet. Maybe once I've had my first cup of tea. You should know better than to miss me. ;) A new school year and a new batch of freshmen to breakup.

Responding to his friend's text had taken a painfully long time mostly due to his sleep muddled mind and clumsy fingers. The next challenge he faced was getting dressed up and making himself presentable enough to leave his room. In the kitchen, he fished out a packet of jasmine tea he had left in the cabinet the night before and boiled some hot water.

Meanwhile, his clock had sprung back to life as soon as he had touched the doorknob to his room's door and scurried out behind him when he wasn't paying attention. The device would gallop on its tiny feet to the next door its nonexistent eyes landed upon: a very unfortunate Dylan Ramirez's door. Once it had reached its destination, it slammed itself repeatedly against the barrier stopping his advancement in hopes of smashing through it so that it may continue its quest to rouse all that is living. It may have been silenced by the wicked sorcerer, but it still had a functional body!

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Character Portrait: Aiden W. Stuart Character Portrait: Dylan Ramirez Character Portrait: Schae Caineto
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Kyle walked up to the gates of Aeonis Academy for Demi-Gods with an apple, with one bite chomped into it, in his hand, wearing his favorite hoodie. He was listening to "Sweet Dreams" on his IPod through his headphones, the Emily Browning version from the Sucker Punch soundtrack to be precise. It was one of the songs, that if he was caught listening to, he would get a fair bit of backlash from the jocks. He did have a creepier version by Marilyn Manson. He also had the original. They a fair bit better in terms of backlash rates. Kyle stood at the gates for about a minute and then sighed, "Last year, huh... Gonna miss this place." He took a bite of his apple and finally walked on inside looking around and spotting familiar faces, Schae Willow Caineto, his personal favorite of all his half-siblings, although he would never tell the others. That was the only one that really interested him, the rest he didn't see were either in a room or he didn't exactly know well.

Kyle walked around the grounds before walking into the building of the boys dormitorys, he walked up to the door and gripped the doorknob and shoving the door open. Aiden was already inside, doing... something. He didn't really see what, he just quickly zipped past him and ran into his bedroom he had ever since his first year at the academy, it was riddled with posters which varied the Batman Arkham series, a family tree of the Oakenshields from the Hobbit and A ton of MCU ones. The walls were almost fully covered. In the corner of the room, their a fairly big desk with heaps of pieces of paper riddled on top of it. He crashed onto the bed, he let out a strong sigh, "Hello bed, hello TV, hello posters, hello favorite bedroom ever." After a few minutes, he got off his bed and smiled. He brushed the papers off the table and pulled a laptop out of his backpack, he placed it on the table with a bunch of video games, the "Borderlands" series, "Dragon Age: Inquisition," "Far Cry 4," "Left 4 Dead 2," "Mass Effect: The Shephard Collection," "Portal 2," the "Batman: Arkham" games, "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim," "The Sims 3," "Saints Row 3 & 4" and tons more, some of which were in his Steam library. He was running out of time to set up, and he still needed to say hello to all his friends before heading to the orientation, "Stupid orientation..."

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Character Portrait: Jensen Adler Character Portrait: Aiden W. Stuart Character Portrait: Amanda Cartwright Character Portrait: Mark Buick Character Portrait: Marilyn Tsinajinnie
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Amanda immediately looked at her phone screen when the phone whistled, obviously the contents of her phone where hidden behind a lock pattern, which oddly enough was in the shape of a heart when what she really wanted it to be was two downward arrows. As she connected the final pin, her phone buzzed twice again, Amanda smiled to herself, she had made good friends who replied when they got the message."Look who's popular today." She said to herself, bobbing her head left and right gently.

[From: Markus]
[I was in the CockPit, flying high kid! xD Lol jk, could ya imagine me in a gay club :O]

[To: Markus]
[Oh dear god, the image! Please take it back! I feel violated! x]


[From: Jensen x]
[Oh you got me something? Is it see through? ;) I might have something for you too. See ya in a bit.]

[To: Jensen x]
[Hahaha xD There's more than one thing, maybe something see-through is one of them ;P xx]


Amanda chuckled at her message, she loved to tease him just as much as she thought she loved him, an emotion she tried her best to bury down encase he didn't feel the same way, and thinking about it made her smile falter just enough for most people to notice, after all, she was a rather bubbly and eccentric person, a weak smile on her face, didn't tend to bode well.

[From: Aiden]
[Not yet. Maybe once I've had my first cup of tea. You should know better than to miss me. ;) A new school year and a new batch of freshmen to breakup.]

Amanda let out another giggle, she was easily humoured these days, maybe being back home wasn't as much fun as she had thought it was, afterall she was only in Belfast, most interesting thing there was a hill and you didn't really want to go near it past 6 in the evening.
[To: Aiden]
[I hope you can feel the eyeroll! xD Hey, you're like my lil bro! I'll miss you, if I wanna miss you! x
Ps. Freshmen's in love? What is this High School Musical? Come on, Aiden, breaking them up is as easy as me liking one of his statuses and commenting 'lol x']


A slight smirk stretched up her left cheek as she sent the not too sassy, but the sass was certainly intended, message to Aiden. They had fun playing their little game, nearly almost every time Amanda has won, but he sometimes gets the upper hand and proves Amanda wrong, albeit temporarily. Amanda was pulled from her slight daze when her phone buzzed again in her hand.

[From: Mari]
[Who ever could you possibly be talking about? Perhaps a certain redhead?? lol I’m about to head out. Will I see you at breakfast? :D]

Amanda chuckled at Mari's response, Mari was one of the few people who let Amanda be her quirky self without calling her out as weird or creepy, well on occasion she would, but they were just in a jokey way.
[To: Mari]
[YOU'VE REPLACED ME WITH ANOTHER REDHEAD! :O How dare ye?! What about all the banter and craic we have? Did it mean nothing?! Well you can forget your present!
P.S. I may be a bit late to breakfast, gonna catch up with Jensen and then come down :3 x]


Sometimes Amanda worried herself with her weirdness but she didn't let it stop her from hitting send, she only just hoped Mari wouldn't see it as too weird, but then again Mari was used to how odd she was now.


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A current of air followed by the sound of Kyle's door slamming shut had Aiden look up from where he had been looking for some crackers and stare at the wall separating him from his upperclassman with mild curiosity. His dorm mate was back and not too subtly avoiding him. They had never been too close to each other despite having been forced to live in close proximity of one another for the past few years, and Aiden had the vague feeling that Kyle rather disliked him, which wasn't something too surprising. Even then, the son of Athena had not done anything to get on his bad side, so he shrugged and went back to preparing himself a nice cup of warm tea now that the water had finally come to a boil. Their relationship was one of mutual avoidance. So long as they stayed out of each other's way, they would remain civilized towards each other.

Unbeknownst to Aiden though, the annoying clock he had animated with his magic had managed to slip into Kyle's room. The agitated teen must have been in too much of a hurry to escape into his fortress of solitude to have noticed the strange device repeatedly smashing itself against his door when he had first entered their shared dorm. As soon as he had opened the door to his room, the object had ran on its tiny metal feet and made a mad dash behind him before he had the time to close his door onto the infernal device.

Now that the hammer bell clock had reached its destination, it noticed a grave miscalculation: the sleeping beauty it had set out to awaken had been awake all along! After spending a few minutes surveying its surrounding, it came to the conclusion that it was now stuck in this odd chamber, unable to move on to its next target and finish his journey, so it rattled angrily, only to be reminded that he had been silenced by the evil sorcerer's spell. With no more choice, it stomped angrily towards the sleeping beauty who was not sleeping and smashed itself against its shin with enough force to bruise.

Meanwhile, Aiden had just taken a sip of his morning tea, but set his cup down on the kitchen counter when he heard his phone chime once more. It was a response from Amanda.
        To: Amanda Cartwright
        Careful or your eyes may roll out of their socket. Young and naïve love. Exactly why it will be so entertaining. Best to ruin things for them as early as possible, no? I had a boring summer, sue me.

To be perfectly honest, Aiden was starting to see their competition as more of a source of…entertainment than a social experiment, but indulging in a little fun every now and then never hurt anyone. Much. Speaking of social experiments, it was the students' first day back in Aeonis, so it was time to—what was the term?—catch up with his friends.

"Otter, are you awake yet?" Aiden tried using his mind. He and his half-sister had developed the habit of communicating by telepathy. It was a very convenient gift that has allowed them to remain in contact with each other so long as they were within range although he had to be careful so as to no intrude on her privacy. Yes, he actually knew what the word meant even if he rarely respected the privacy of others, but Otter wasn't just an other.

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Otter promptly awoke to the most annoying tone she had been able to find on her cell phone. It had to be the aggravating one that made her teeth clench so that she would be forced to awaken to silence it as soon as possible. She always had it set across the room from her so she would have to get out of bed to shut off her alarm. If she had it laying next to her pillow it would be easier to turn it off and go back to a peaceful slumber.
The slim girl stretched and whisked into the kitchen to find an already made pot of coffee for her and Tess. She was grateful that Tess liked coffee as much as her and made herself a cup. She figured that her dorm mate had already started her day. She was an even earlier riser than herself sometimes. After finishing her cup she set it on the counter, then she strode to her bathroom to continue in her morning ritual. She turned on the shower and let it warm up as she relieved herself of her clothing.
After cleaning her body and hair, she stepped out and wrapped her hair up in a towel and used another to dry her body off with.
She picked out an outfit and pulled on her new gloves her dad had given her before she had left him to come back for her third year at the school.
Image"It'll keep them away from you." He had said, handing her a small, poorly wrapped box with purple ribbon surrounding it.
Otter had smiled, clasping the gift in her hand and threw her arms around her dad. The older man chuckled and pat her back.
"No worries, pumpkin. Maybe I'll surprise you and come up for a weekend to visit." Blaze promised. Otter giggled and pulled off the ribbon and tore off the wrapping paper to find a small white box with a clear see-through lid revealing the gloves.
"Daddy...aren't these a little er...expletive?" Blaze chuckled and waved it off.
"Aww, it's not a big deal. I called your headmaster and cleared it up with him." Otter wasn't sure if these were going to be allowed, even if he truly did speak to the headmaster. She didn't want to get in trouble, but she didn't want to be rude to her father and disown her new present.
She peered down now at the gloves that read 'fuck off'. Maybe they won't touch me because of them.
She came back into the open area that the two girls shared and began cooking breakfast. She made scrambled eggs and sausage and warmed up tortillas to make breakfast tacos. She fed herself while drinking coffee
She went back into her own room and tapped on the roomy cage that was placed near the window in front of her bed.
"Psst. Hey, wake up Diaval. Are you ready for the first day?" The raven opened it's eyes and obediently started preening his feathers. Otter opened up the cage door.
"Oi, you're beautiful enough as is." She smiled and slipped her hand inside and the bird climbed onto her fingers. She set him down on her shoulder and he cawed in response.
"I know. I'm excited too."
Just before Otter was ready to walk out the door she heard Aiden speak into her mind as if he were right next to her.
"Yep, I'm headed out the door." She said back to him in her mind.
She smiled, ready to take on the day.




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Each time Belladonna's alarm clock screamed in his ear Landon groaned uneasily and would either put his arm around her waist or turn over disgruntled. By the third one, it had woken her up finally. She shoved him and he did a kind of roll. He mumbled something into their shared pillows and continue to lay in bed.
When he heard the shower turn on his head perked off of the pillow. He wanted a shower too. As soon as she was done he eased past her glistening naked body, hardly glancing at it, he'd seen it so often, and stripped off his own clothes.
They stayed at each others' dorms quite often so this was no unusual occurrence for them.
He showered and stepped out, drying himself off with a towel. He went to the closet - they were close enough that some of her stuff was at his place too - and pulled out a couple of pieces of apparel and pulled the beanie on that he'd had on before.
"Yes, I'm ready. Why do you like Orientation Day so much? It's only good for a slack off day. We don't actually do anything in class except learn what we're going to learn. It's pointless. We gotta fit a cigarette in before we head in, though." He looked towards his half sister. He couldn't really explain what kind of relationship they had exactly, whether they were party mates, sleepover pals, best friends, or another hookup it was probably a mix of all four. He never wanted that relationship faltered, either. Or there would be hell to pay.

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Kyle had finally pulled out every video game he had from his backpack and smiled at nothing in particular. Kyle pulled out his phone, still listening to music, Fall Out Boy was playing at the moment. They were one of his favorite bands. Anyway, he texted Amanda as he pulled out the book he was currently reading, "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner, he then walked out of his room, past Aiden, out of the dorm, down the hall, and bumping into a wall before walking outside to the grounds.

[To: Mandy Cartrider]
[Wazzzzuuuuuuuuuuuuupppppppppppp, Mandddddaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy? It's Kyle. How was your summer? :)]


He finally put his phone away as he saw Shyroe sitting under a tree. It took a few seconds for him to build some courage to sit next to her, he walked over. Dylan awkwardy waved at Shyroe, before sitting down next to her, "Well... uh... um... hi?..."

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Amanda hadn't even looked at herself in the mirror to see what sort of state she'd woke up like and when she realised Jensen was heading her way, her eyes widened in disbelief as she realised he'd probably arrive and see her looking like a state, the good thing was she'd put dry shampoo in her hair before she went to sleep, so she wouldn't have to wash it as immediately as she thought she would have but when she looked in the mirror, it desperately needed conditioned and brushed, two things she didn't have time for, he would have only been a few minutes from knocking on her door."Fuck." She muttered to herself as she looked at her face, she had no make up on and her hair was nearly as bad as Ana's from Frozen. Her phone buzzed along the vanity table as the screen lit, up showing a message from Jensen.

[From: Jensen x]
[Mmm loving it already! I could go for some fun. Just had a run in with the little sis, the one dating my roomy, incase you couldn't tell by the thunder. I'm on my way. Gotta make up for lost time. ;D]


Amanda looked up from her phone and back at her reflection, "Oh so I guess he's gonna start running here, isn't he?" She seemingly asked her reflection, before quickly typing out her reply.

[To: Jensen x]
[Oh god! What did you say? xD xx]


Amanda set her phone back to where she had set it originally, she kissed her teeth as her mind raced in a panic, had Jensen not been a few minutes away, she'd know what to do but her mind raced as she tried to figure out what to do first. She instantly ran for the bathroom, snatching her toothbrush and some toothpaste before hoping into the shower, 3 birds 1 rushed stone. She quickly brushed her teeth and washed herself. Before quickly hopping out and drying herself off, her movements were as surprisingly graceful as they were quick, she surprised even herself. She quickly threw on a floral camisole and pulled a pair of skinny jeans over her fresh underwear. Her hair still wet and wrapped in a towel, Amanda grabbed her make up bag and applied a light pink lip gloss and lightly applied some eye-liner, her porcelain skin took too long to find an appropriate blusher and foundation so she usually just applied eye and lip make up without bothering too much with her cheeks and whole face in general.

With her face finally one and her clothes dealt with, Amanda removed the towel and quickly ran a brush and hair dryer over it, with her hair finally satisfactory she let out a sigh of relief. "Either I work good under pressure or he's gotten lost." She lightly chuckled, even if her heart was slightly racing. In her state of panic, Amanda hadn't even noticed her phone buzzing and when she checked, she blushed at the two neglected messages, before quickly responding to the first.

[From: Aiden]
[Careful or your eyes may roll out of their socket. Young and naïve love. Exactly why it will be so entertaining. Best to ruin things for them as early as possible, no? I had a boring summer, sue me.]

[To: Aiden]
[Don't even try and curse my eyes to fall out when I roll them at you! I'll make you fall in love with a toad, you can kiss it till the next blue moon but it will not become pretty! Please! First years aren't in love, I mean sometimes you get the odd one, but it's just kids being excited. x]


A slight smirk stretched up her left cheek as she sent the not too sassy, but the sass was certainly intended, message to Aiden. They had fun playing their little game, nearly almost every time Amanda has won, but he sometimes gets the upper hand and proves Amanda wrong, albeit temporarily. Amanda was pulled from her slight daze when her phone buzzed again in her hand.

[From: Kylie]
[Wazzzzuuuuuuuuuuuuupppppppppppp, Mandddddaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy? It's Kyle. How was your summer? :)]

Amanda heard the door knock from her room and she went to answer it as she typed a reply to Kyle.
[To: Kylie]
[Who is this Kyle you speak of? I know no Kyle! :O Jk jk! It was good! Well I mean as good as a summer in Northern Ireland can be after spending a whole year in Greece, how was yours Kylie? :P x
PS I don't care if you don't like the nickname! You're stuck with it! But no one else can call you it, only moi!]


Amanda opened the door just as she hit send and pocketed her phone before jumping onto Jensen, her arms wrapping around his neck as she hugged him.
"JENSEN!" She cried, her voice dripping with excitement, as she pulled away from the hug, she kept her right arm following down his arm until it held his hand and she pulled him to the shared dorm, hopefully Belladonna stayed in her room, not that Amanda didn't like, it's just it'd be awkward. "How was your summer? What did you get up to and how is your mum?" She asked him all at once as she led him to her room, where his gift bag sat on the bed, the contents of which was a AC/DC T-shirt from the hedge shop, Fresh Garbage, in Belfast, and two packets of sweets from Curious Candy, one with handmade tablet fudge and the other with fizzy bubblegum bottles. Amanda handed him the bag with a shrug and worried sigh, "I know how much of a sweet tooth you have and how into you're old rock you are, so they're just silly things."


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Next piece of formality…I hope that last thought didn't just go through to her too… "Ahem, how was your summer? Did you get to meet mother?" he asked. He was well-aware of Hecate's past relationship with his half-sister. Unlike him, Otter had received multiple visits from the goddess of sorcery, but that number had dwindled in the past few years, piquing Aiden's curiosity. He would be lying if he claimed that he wasn't even a little bit envious of her naïve sibling, but he was at the same time grateful that all he knew from his mother as a person, apart from his brief meeting with her when he was ten, was from Otter's anecdotes. It was a biased and extremely subjective account he was receiving, but it kept all ill thoughts of her at bay.

He had just finished his tea and was about to head out himself, when Kyle appeared and beat him to the door. His dorm mate had vanished as quickly as he had appeared as though some hellhound of Hades were after him. Aiden blinked, impassive and unimpressed, when he heard a bump somewhere down the hall. "Accident-prone", he said aloud while adding that bit of information to the file on his dorm mate he kept in his head. Another notification from his phone urged him to right himself from where he had been leaning out the door to better observe the older boy make a fool out of himself, and read the sass he had received. He had not thought about it, but now that she had mentioned it, the presence of his wand in his pocket was tempting him. Lord knew that it was close to impossible for Aiden to fall in love with his disdain towards emotions and love of the rational, so perhaps a curse or two from Aphrodite's blood may actually be a good thing.

        To: Amanda Cartwright
        I hope the its facial features are perfectly symmetrical. I want the prettiest toad around. I believe what's important is what they believe in >;3
It was ironic yet sad that both of them were texting the same person without really being aware of their mutual friend. Well, it wasn't as though Aiden was someone one would expect to be in loving Amanda Cartwright's social circle.

Having had his departure delayed, Aiden was suddenly reminded of another one of his morning ritual and took a step back so he could close the door to their suite once more and not be disturbed. When he completely numbed out all physical stimuli he was receiving, he let his mind wander and seek out his targets.

One Kyle Ramirez was nervously sitting next to a girl—Shyroe Tallia, daughter of Hypnos, eleventh grade, reactivity: mild—which would explain his hasty departure. Perhaps a date? Either way, he'd seen that scenario play out way too many a times in his junior years so it was of little interest to him.

Next was locating Otter dearest. Switching his focus to the familiar presence of his sibling, he found her flustered and talking to—Loud and excited steps in the corridor broke his concentration and sent him reeling back. It looked as though his time window to peep on others was up and he would need to find Otter the old-fashioned way, not that it would be too hard since he knew where her dorm was.

Blending in with the crowd was a task he had perfected all too well. Simply let his pace adapt to that of the people around him and take on an air of nonchalance, as though he belonged there, and he became nothing more than another drop in a sea of students. It made for a great way to observe the people around him, even when he was not using his powers, and gossip simply flooded towards him naturally.

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Danny walked with Otter, his hands in his pockets and his demeanor calm. On the inside, Daniel was anything but.

What is she thinking? Am I freaking her out? Does she not like me? Am I being weird? Did she really hear Cory? What is she thinking? Dan reined in his thoughts, calming himself slightly.

He could feel his anxiety levels rising but managed to suppress them as he thought about what could happen to him talking to Otter. What it could produce.

She could say yes to tonight. She could be happy around me without worrying. She and I could work together to make sure if I touched her, I would't hurt her. The never ending ideas Daniel had kept rolling before he eased back into what was going on.

Otter began talking about how she wouldn't want to fly around the grand canyon. Daniel refused to allow his disappointment to show. He only smiled at being called White Lightning before looking around a little.

"Davis, you do know I would never let you fall, right? I am many things Davis, but I am certainly a trustworthy fellow who wouldn't let anything happen to you when flying 8,000 feet high," Daniel stated with a smile as he moved to reach his hand out to her before pulling back, passing it off as him running his hand through his hair. He had almost held her hand. She was safe, but it was dangerous for him to even try.

As they entered the dining hall, Daniel looked around. He waved at people he knew and winked at one of his friends who pretended to fawn over him. Normally, he winked at Amanda, but he didn't see her, so Logan would just have to do.

Danny continued with Otter, grabbing a tray and packing it high. He was one who enjoyed food, and had no issue with enjoying that fact by itself. Daniel was busy putting eggs on his plate as he waited for a response for Otter. He didn't notice her having stopped moving until the girl behind him nudged his shoulder and pointed.

Danny looked to Otter, concern suddenly outlining his face. What had he done? Was she alright? He didn't touch her, but he did look down to try and get Otter's attention. "Otter, Otter are you okay?" Daniel asked as she stammered.

He hated himself more and more. She didn't want to go with him. Or worse. He was stuck. In the friend zone. He was doomed. She began blinking, then dropped her tray.

Daniel moved to pick it up before the girl behind him said she would and that he should focus on Otter. He stood again, trying pick Otter out in the crowd as she fled.

Dan felt eyes on him throughout the dining hall and wanted nothing more than to go comfort Otter, but figured he shouldn't. If she had fled to be away from him, he shouldn't go after her. He saw Tess sitting by herself, but she didn't appear to have seen the exchange.

Danny wasn't extremely close to Otter's half brother, but he took a deep breath and took out his phone. He winced as he searched his contacts and sent a message to Aiden. His worst enemy.

[To: The Enemy]
[Aiden, Yo, it's Danny. I know we have a mutual agreement to dislike each other, but your sister needs you and I don't think she wants to see me. Please go check on her.]


Danny knew that Aiden and him were basically enemies. They really didn't like each other. But the two had one mutual and silent agreement that neither confirmed nor denied. Take care of Otter. At least, that's what Danny could grasp of their weird and hateful relationship.

Daniel then texted Otter, his heart heavy as he did so, stepping out of line, suddenly not hungry anymore.

[To: Pukka Girl]
[Otter, I'm sorry if that was too much. We can go as friends or we don't have to go at all. I'm cool if you don't really want to see me the rest of the day. Please let me know you're okay and safe. See you later pukka girl.]


Daniel sighed as he set his phone in his pocket before going to sit with his friends, glum and disheartened. He didn't really want to talk to anybody and bitterly stole a piece of bacon off of Logan's plate which he nibbled on while he listened to them speaking.

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The gods were never really known to be great at maintaining an amiable relationship with their children. After all, what was a few months in the eyes of immortal beings, but Aiden was convinced that something was up, and yet again, their children were left in the dark. Otter's words were all the confirmation he needed for his suspicions, and the demigod briefly considered calling his step-mother to get more information on what his father was doing, poking his nose in matters that were none of his concern. He changed his mind once he realized that he had no concrete proof and would only be worrying her for nothing. For now, he needed to focus on his reality, and that included his half-sister.

Considering the time between Otter's departure from her dorm and the beginning of Aiden's search, chances were that she had been on her way to the cafeteria so that had been the quiet boy's destination. His phone chimed again as if to remind him that this was catch up day, and he needed to get to work rekindling friendships and what not. He briefly grieved the age of technology, where distance could no longer justify the absence of any form of communication during the long summer months. Aiden had expected another response from a certain redhead or even one from 'Tair as he was on relatively good terms with them, so imagine his surprise when the text was from none other than Threat - Z.

With practiced ease, he slipped out of the crowd congregating towards the cafeteria so that he could swipe the message open. As his phone did its bidding, the son of Hecate scanned his surroundings in hopes of spotting whatever shenanigans Zeus' spawn had prepared for him.

But Keisuke wasn't ringing him for another battle of wits. Otter. What the bloody fuck did he do to h- No. Breathe. Daniel Keisuke was a friend of hers last he had checked although he would be lying if he said that he approved of their friendship, but that was not the issue at hand right now. His response would be curt and typed out by frantic fingers.

        To: Threat - Z
        I'm on it. This best be true. Don't drag Otter in what is between only you and me.
Without warning, Aiden spun on his heels, walking straight towards the wall of the gym building. With little effort, he phased through, having mimicked the ability of the children of Athena. This little trick had landed him directly into what must have been the girl's changing room, but Aiden paid it no mind except to throw on a sloppy illusion to masquerade as a girl. Ignoring whoever may still be around, he locked himself into the nearest stall so that he could clear his mind of all thoughts and pinpoint his half-sister's location.

There she was, running in the dormitory until she made it back to her assigned suite. She was upset, crying even. And not because of something he had done, which was unacceptable. "Otter, talk to me. What is wrong? Is it Keisuke? Did he do something to you?" His mind was racing at lightning speed, drawing up conclusions of all kind, each grimmer than the previous one, and he wasn't far behind in speed as he once more mimicked his peers' ability so as to make a beeline through walls, doors and even other students until he was in front of Otter's dorm. "I'm coming over right now.

Once he was tangible once more, he knocked out of politeness, out of breath from the physical effort. "I'm here. Let's talk," he demanded more than offered. His brain caught up to him at that moment, filtering through whatever scenarios he had witnessed before, and carefully picking out the ones that most closely resembled the situation he was in so as to prepare him for what was to come. He had never been a shoulder to cry on, nor had he ever lent an ear to a peer without ulterior motive, so this was actually quite unsettling for him as well.

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Otter felt so utterly horrid for running away from Danny like that, which caused a considerate amount of tears to continue to spew. She was such a jerk, she couldn't even accept his offer or give an excuse without falling over herself and her words to run away. Decisions were her worst enemy, which was ironic because her mother was the goddess of choice. She continued to cry like a blubbering idiot until hearing Aiden's voice penetrate her train of thought, immediately compelling her eyes to dry enough to focus on his words rather than her irrational ideas about herself.
"I'm coming over right now."
Oh shit!
She was not prepared for company, even if it was her half brother. She loathed people seeing her cry. No one had except her father. And possibly today when she bit back tears in front of Danny. She sighed halfheartedly, thinking back to the beautiful blonde boy. He probably wanted nothing to do with her at this point. Most likely he'd be laughing at her for the scene she just pulled in front of half of the school.
Otter cursed herself.
Pull yourself together! She scolded, You know damn well that Daniel is nothing like that. Get your head out of your ass and stop thinking so selfishly! How do you think Danny feels now that you've left him there after asking you out! Her eyes widened. She had been utterly selfish in her way of thinking. The poor thing, he probably assumed that she wanted nothing to do with him.
"I've gotta contact him!"
In her whirl of feelings, she had forgotten about her pet bird. He had quickly vacated the premises of her shoulder once she had flood into her dorm and was probably now perched on his cage in her room. She clicked her mouth twice, summoning him and he flew into the living room, perching himself on the back of the couch. She had trained long and hard with him, accompanied by her father, to teach him an amount of things.
"Fetch! Parchment." The raven dipped his head slightly, as if to nod and was gone and back again in an instant. He held in his beak a tiny bottle that could be described to look like a medicine bottle with a pop top. Taking the bottle from his mouth, she popped the top that was always stocked with a few small sheets and she scribbled a message on it, then delicately rolled the piece and slipped it back into the bottle.
"Take this to Danny." She said slowly, "Ya know, the boy with the blonde shaggy hair we were just with?" The bird didn't move for a minute other than blinking then randomly flapped his wings and hopped onto her arm as if ready.
She smiled and went to the door to open it for Diaval and was greeted by a ready-to-knock Aiden. She lifted her arm slightly and the bird was off, flying through the hall until he found Daniel sitting at a table. He landed on the boy's shoulder and dropped the messenger bottle onto the table and cawed in Danny's ear.
The note said; "Come to my dorm after you have breakfast and I'll try to actually say more than one word. (: Sorry, anxiety. -Otto"
Back at her dorm room, Otter pushed the door to open wider to allow Aiden entrance and she receded back into the dorm room, then plopped on the couch.
"I guess Boy Wonder sent you?" She giggled to herself then answered Aiden's earlier question.
"Just anxiety again. You know how I am...It got the best of me. And no, Daniel did nothing wrong." She purposefully left out the part that he had asked her to the party tonight. She didn't want her brother getting upset at Danny even further than he probably already was. Plus it was very out of the ordinary for her to even consider going out and she didn't want Aiden to think that she was sick or something.
Her phone went off. She'd completely forgotten about the technological device. It might have been beeping at her for a few minutes, but until now, she hadn't heard it.
She opened it up and read the two texts.
||From: Kiren||
You my little one I have missed a lot even though I texted you just last night, lol. You my dear are special and if you want we can hang out tonight and watch, wait for it, MOVIES! :D Just binge watch on whatever we want!
||To: Kiren||
Believe it or not I was debating on going to the party tonight. (: Danny asked me to go with him! I don't know what to say, though. I freaked right in front of him and ran away before I could answer. /: I need some sissy time though, that's for sure!
||From: Boy Wonder||
Otter, I'm sorry if that was too much. We can go as friends or we don't have to go at all. I'm cool if you don't really want to see me the rest of the day. Please let me know you're okay and safe. See you later pukka girl.

She decided not to reply since she had already sent him a message in her own way.

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The door swung open just as he was about to knock, and he was greeted by a ball of black feather—Diaval, the pet raven and courier— taking off and Otto who was wearing a welcoming smile.

"I guess Boy Wonder sent you?" she giggled, almost sounding sheepish.

"Yes", he responded, eyeing her suspiciously. Her eyes were still somewhat puffy, but apart from that, she hit her previous episode pretty well.

"Just anxiety again. You know how I am...It got the best of me. And no, Daniel did nothing wrong." For his nemesis to have contacted him, things must have been much more than just a little anxiety attack as she was trying to pass it off as. At least, from Boy Wonder's perspective. Something was definitely up between Keisuke and Aiden's half-sister, and that ticked him off because he wasn't in the loop.

"Do you want to talk about it?" he asked, stepping into her dorm and shutting the door behind him so that they would be cut off from any potential eavesdropper.

He wasn't sure what had happened, but if it had partly involved Otter's anxiety than she may have caused some disturbance and attracted unwanted attention. That was bad, from a social standpoint. It was Orientation Day, the first time any of them would be reunited with their classmates and the first impression underclassmen would have of them. "I'm up for causing a bigger scene anytime," a smile of his own surfaced as gears and cogs within his head started spinning. He didn't want her to be forever known as the girl who freaked out for no apparent reason. What better way to bury Otter's embarrassing moment than to create an even bigger one?

It wouldn't be that hard. Freshmen were particularly easy to spook since the majority of them had not had much contact with anything supernatural other than their own parents. Even then, some were not that lucky. Whether or not she approved of his actions, he will be getting to work. To help her regain her confidence, he told himself. One could argue that pointing out individuals clumsier than her wasn't the best way to go about things, but it was the easiest in Aiden's book and, as always, he favored speedy results.

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Daniel received a text from The Enemy saying he was going to check on her. Daniel was thankful, letting out a breath he had been holding. She'd be okay then. She wouldn't be hurt in her room feeling like he was a total jerk. He sighed, finishing the stolen bacon before he read the rest of the text.

[To: The Enemy]
[It's only between you an me. She's out of it entirely.]


Daniel was meaning for it to explain that it wasn't because of Aiden. Sure, he hated the guy. Very much. But he would never get back at Aiden by hitting one of Aiden's friends. The closest he'd do to that would be to have one of Aiden's friends tell Aiden something Danny had said about him, not actually try to hurt someone else. He wasn't that big of an a$$hole to other people.

Daniel began tapping his fingers anxiously, waiting for Otter to say something back to him or for something. Anything. The talking around him got quieter as people looked to him and he shrugged. "I kind of... Well... I was a jerk." Daniel knew he wasn't really being a jerk, he certainly hadn't tried to be. It was easier than saying something like 'he scared Otter' or 'Otter freaked out'. He wasn't sure either was true and he would never voice it aloud. It would be rude and mean to her and he would never hurt her. Ever.

Everyone nodded and resumed conversation. Daniel found he wasn't feeling the talking so he stood and went to go sit with his teacher Dr.Naveen. He sat across from his teacher who gave a small wave and a smile, one that was sympathetic and showed he had seen what had happened. Daniel nodded reluctantly before petting Cody who had come to play with Daniel's shoe laces.

"Hey Naveen... What did I do wrong?" Daniel asked honestly wanting advise. He had asked his weapons and fighting teacher multiple times for adviser help. The guy was different, but that's what made him so cool.

Naveen seemed to weigh his words before speaking. His voice was a deep tenor and was rich but gentle. There was an edge to it that made people think he was not exactly what he appeared to be like. And he was nothing like he appeared. Well, he was, but he was far more capable than what he appeared.

"Daniel, I don't believe you did anything wrong. I do think you forgot who you were talking to," Naveen stated with nothing more. Leaving it at that. Daniel stared at him confused.

"I was talking to Otter," Daniel stated simply unsure what else Naveen could be meaning. Naveen shrugged but motioned to Daniel's shoulder.

Daniel looked and nearly had a heart attack as he saw Diaval on his shoulder and freaked. The bird let a bottle with a paper inside fall on the table before cawing and causing Daniel to wince slightly. He was shaking slightly and Naveen picked up on it before talking mentally to the bird. Then waving him off as he left.

Daniel shuddered. "Demon bird," He whispered and Naveen chuckled slightly as he picked Cody up and held the pup to his chest though Cody tried to lick his face instead of being held in a bear hug.

Daniel opened the bottle and read the note. Relief sweeping over him again. He looked to the sky, muttering thanks to the gods for what they had given him. He wasn't sure if he gave thanks to his father or Aphrodite, but either way, he thanked them.

Daniel stood smiling at a serene Naveen. "Thank you so much Naveen," He stated before running off in the direction of her dorm. It was after breakfast. Not technically, but Dan wasn't going to be able to eat anything more anyway.

Dan began walking as he got closer to her door, hearing voices, but before he could see the speakers, he heard a door close and looked down to see the hallway now empty. Dan frowned with raised eyebrows. What was going on?

Dan wasn't sure what to do, so he went and put his ear to Otter's door for a moment, hearing voices and immediately backing away. He would not eavesdrop. he sat next to the door as he waited for whoever was talking to Otter to exit. He hoped and didn't hope Aiden was in there. Either the... guy, was in there comforting Otter, or it was someone else. Dan wasn't sure. But he certainly didn't want to interrupt if it was Aiden to avoid him in general. They could occasionally tolerate momentary passes in the hall, but direct confrontation didn't work. They basically almost killed each other.

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Amanda rolled her eyes when Jensen called her out on missing her, before retorting. "Oh please, the only thing I missed from here was the sun." She teased him, hesitating before finishing her sentence with a sly grin. "It's be stupid to miss you, you aren't from here." Placing the bag in his lap after taking the seat next to him, she fidgeted nervously with her hands, rubbing them together until he lifted her head up with his finger and kissed her, a wave of relief rolled over her and her bright smile returned when he pulled away.

When Jensen lifted her gifts from the bag, Amanda bit her lower lip with excitement, she couldn't see past his huge shoulders as he bent down to retrieve them, and when he told her what they were she tilted her head and, with a smile, scolded him. "Hey, don't spoil the surprise." She gave him a light nudge as she shook her head. "Imma just pretend, I didn't know what they were." When she finally saw them, her face was that of pure surprise, she wasn't even faking it she genuinely was surprised. "Whoever told you, you weren't got at gifts... They're an idiot." Amanda took both the gifts from him with the utmost delicacy. "You said this was the last book in the shop? The rarest version, a first edition, and the last in stock." Amanda looked up at him, her smile was humble yet brighter than anything. She looked back down at the shell and admired it's shape, it's pattern, it's colour, her smile couldn't have gotten any brighter. "I should just send you out shell hunting for me." She teased him, with another nudge. "Thank you, Jensen, these are amazing gifts. I love... them." Amanda hesitated, she had to stop herself from saying you and mentally slapped herself, perhaps she could play it off as shock over the gifts. She gently set the book and shell beside her, before tenderly pulling him in for a kiss, a light peck in place of a full on kiss. Before gently moving her gifts to a much safer position on her bookcase and listening to his summer.

Her eyebrows furrowed when he mocked her use of the word 'mum', in place of the american 'mom', she rolled her eyes as she returned to her seat. She laughed at his joke about inFamous, it was one of the few games she had actually completed, well she completed First Light and watched her brother play Second Son, she basically played it. "That was a good game..." She heard herself mutter before shaking her head and returning to the conversation. "Well I'm glad you had fun without me!" She pretended to be annoyed at him, even if he could see right through the joke because she was as melodramatic as ever, she threw her hands up and even twisted her body round so as she wasn't facing him. Amanda twisted back when Jensen apologised for being late, she simply rolled her eyes with a smile. "It's okay... To be perfectly honest, I wasn't even ready..." She admitted with no humility, hoping to cheer him up and make him forget about the incident. When he kissed her, she didn't let him pulled back so quickly, instead she made it several kisses instead of just his intended singular kiss.

Amanda simply shrugged when Jensen asked about her summer, she was put on the spot and her mind drew a blank. "I hung out with my family?" She asked herself, slowly nodding her head as if to tell herself she did indeed do that. "Dad was working a lot, so didn't really get to see as much as I had hoped, I mean he had like 2 weeks off and we did loads, but it wasn't nearly as much time as I'd hoped." She shrugged, a slight sadness to her smile at that point. "But I got to spend more than enough time with my step-mum and step-brother, as well as my sister." Her smile was more reinforced, but remembering she didn't get to see much of her dad had left a lingering sadness in her eyes. "Oh and my aunt!" She excitedly added in, forgetting she'd spent time with her aunt and her husband.

Amanda hadn't even noticed her phone until Jensen pointed out the messages she had received and joked at being jealous, to which she seriously replied. "It's Mari, Aiden and Kyle," However, followed it up with a sarcastic finishing phrase. "Oh yeah, they swooped in while you were gone. Sorry about that." Amanda fought with herself as Jensen kissed down her neck, he knew that was her one spot and Amanda hated not replying to texts, even if it would be rude in company, she was at a loss. But she eventually gave in and left the phone to the side, twisting to met Jensen's mouth, stopping him from kissing her neck, she pushed him back on the bed and climbed on top of him, kissing him intensely as she did so.

***

Amanda lay under the covers, her leg resting on top of Jensen's, her chin rested on her hands which were placed on his chest,
"Well, maybe I did miss you." She teased before grabbing her phone and reading the messages.

[From: Aiden]
[I hope the its facial features are perfectly symmetrical. I want the prettiest toad around. I believe what's important is what they believe in >;3]

[To: Aiden]
[I'm going to pick out the most Christianly devout frog, a frog that only swims in the holiest of waters. x]


Amanda quickly typed the message, smirking to herself as she did so.

[From: Mari]
[ WELL FINE! PERHAPS MY NEW REDHEADED FRIEND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE PRESENT I WAS SUPPOSED TO GIVE TO YOU >:( I'm kidding, you're the only redhead for me <3 Come find me after your visit :) ]

Amanda chuckled to herself, she didn't care if Jensen found her weird for it, he was stuck with her weirdness.
[To: Mari]
[NO! COME BACK SENPAI| I LOVE YOU LONG TIME! T.T Lol so am I... I don't love you, pfft! I shall, will I bring your gift to the breakyfast of give it to you later? x]


[From: Kylie]
[Not bad, just reading comic books, playing videogames and missing Comic Con and E3. So, overall, it was alright, but I had too experience both from my computer desk chair. Anyway. I would come over and talk to you in person but I want to think about what just happened over here.]

Amanda heard the door knock from her room and she went to answer it as she typed a reply to Kyle.
[To: Kylie]
[Damn that mustn't have been comfortable, some video games last hours xD What just happened where? Oh my god, did Aiden blow something up? Are you alright? x]


Amanda tossed her phone beside her and returned her attention to Jensen, "And I'm all yours again." She looked at the clock on her bedside. "For about 10 minutes, we should get some breakfast before we have to go to this Orientation day, which feels weird, something seems off about this year... I think it might just be because it's our last year." She shrugged it off before going red and realising she was talking too much.


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Otter watched Aiden carefully, picking up on his suspicion about everything. She sighed, thinking it would be best to tell him the truth. She would never outright lie to him, merely avoid telling him the entire story. But there was such a thing called lying by omission so Otter spoke up,
"Well, Daniel actually asked me if I wanted to attend the party with him this evening. I clammed up. I mean, no one, guy or girl, has ever asked me to go out with them. I didn't even know how to respond."
She blushed, thinking back to the scene she had made in the cafe. Why was she so purely outrageous? She hated herself, the reign of self esteem began to stomp on her thoroughly, now. She wanted to cry again but she forced herself not to.
She smiled when Aiden offered to take away the focus on her and put it on himself.
"Don't worry about me. I actually just want some time to myself, if that's okay. Plus Danny should be stopping by soon. I want to apologize to him."
She got up quickly, after apologizing to him for such a short time spent together.
Otter opened the door for Aiden and glimpsed a head of blonde hair.
"Danny! I didn't think you'd be here so soon." Otter's eyes drifted back to Aiden. How would the two react together. She wasn't sure when the last time was that they even came face to face, much less this close of proximity.

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Huh. So Zappy had asked Otter out. Aiden's mood immediately darkened, and he ran a hand through his hair in mild irritation. It wasn't very like him to openly display signs of discontentment although that may also be because very few things can actually get under his skin. He treats the world around him with detachment and contempt behind a friendly façade, so the son of Zeus had something he could be proud of: Daniel had found something he cared about although people would be hard-pressed to make Aiden admit his emotional attachment to Otter. Statistics were Daniel's side, making him out to be a good guy and Aiden's mother was the goddess of choice after all, so who was he to intervene. At least for now. Besides, it may not be anything serious so Aiden forced himself to settle down before he worsened his half-sister's state of unease.

"I think he has the guts to accept any honest answer," he commented even if he was hoping that Otter would tear the meddling half-life's heart into pieces. It would be hitting two birds with one stone. He wasn't too sure about someone as easily spooked as Otter attending parties though. He had noticed that she really disliked body contact, something that was plentiful in parties. Sprinkle a little alcohol and other substances into the mix and people tend to get a bit handsy. The mere thought of it had him frowning, even if he enjoyed parties for all the fascinating interactions that may take place. Heck, he may not even need to lift a finger for something catastrophic to happen. He had not received any invitation per say, but he would find a way to get in.

His phone chimed again, which played in Otter's favor. He could see that she needed her alone time and was already feeling rather guilty about the situation, so Aiden took the opportunity to fish out his phone and pretend to be preoccupied. "I'll see you then. I gotta go now."

        To: Amanda Cartwright
        A sacrifice for me to corrupt? How kind of you! :O btw, I heard there's a party happening this evening. Any info on that?
And speak of the Devil…Keisuke was there, waiting at the door. "Just promise me that you won't let anyone pressure you into doing something you are not comfortable doing," he added just as he brushed past the other boy, eyeing him pointedly. All evidence pointed towards Daniel being an honest and respectful guy, but nothing was 100% improbable. Having a close sibling was not something he was used to and he intended to keep his happy.

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Daniel looked up in time to see Otter opening the door. He flashed a smile. At that point, he had slowly sunk down further and further, basically laying on the floor with his head being propped up by the wall, his hands resting on his stomach.

Daniel moved to stand, leaning on the wall with his hands in his pockets as he looked to Otter. Then he saw Aiden. He wasn't sure what he was expecting since he had told her half brother that Otter needed him, and he had though he had heard Aiden's voice going into Otter's room, but it certainly wasn't seeing him.

"Hey Otter, Aiden," Daniel stated, just barely refraining from using another name. He wanted to say something else. Anything else. But he didn't want to humanize the jerk. He made it appear like he was coughing, restraining even putting a name in there. It was amazing how much self control Daniel actually had.

"Yeah, well, a guy tends to want to know the answer to asking someone out as quickly as possible. Not that, you know... I'm like all guys," Daniel stated, struggling to find words that didn't make him seem weird or typical. He stood, just giving an almost smile as he tried to not act like he was getting eaten up on the inside. Naveen was a cool guy, and he hadn't really said anything, but his words were what kept Daniel there, waiting to hear Otter's response.

Daniel almost said something at Aiden. He was so close. It was right there yet he refrained. He could have said so many things. He had so many options to quip back at Aiden. Daniel wondered if Aiden thought Daniel was that bad of a dude. It wasn't like he had done anything previously to ever hurt Otter. Only Aiden.

"Thanks Ai-den. Will you be there tonight at the party?" Dan asked. He knew it was low, but it was the only thing he could do to make sure it wasn't obvious that he was making a quip. He knew Aiden was rarely invited to such events. He had on an innocent face, one that he knew passed for everyone, especially the teachers. It was always a prize winner in contests at parties like tonight.

He then turned to Otter. "And Pukka girl, you doing okay? Can I do anything to help you out? Or is there something I shouldn't do?" Daniel asked, honestly, being genuine. He hated to see Otter hurt. He didn't care that people would talk about the scene that they made, but he did care what Otter thought of him.




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Tessa hadn't checked her phone as she fiddled with the device in her hands. Sighing as she broke the third finger yet again. She groaned and felt like tearing up just because of everything that was happening. First she embarrassed herself in front of Hugo, then she felt bad for abandoning Marilyn, then she stopped working to keep her mind of things, then she couldn't get the thing to work.

Tessa wanted to throw the project in her hands. She would have if she hadn't been in the cafeteria. Instead, she let her head fall into her hands, massaging her temples. Why couldn't she do anything?

She looked up when she heard someone sit down in front of her, giving Marilyn a weak smile. "Hey," She said softly, as if she wasn't into saying anything. She wasn't. She really only wanted to talk to one person and she was not going to confront him or talk to him. At least, not without Lucca beside her. She didn't know what she would do if he came up to her.

She sighed again before taking out her phone. She ignored the text she had received once she saw it was from Marilyn, then passed it to her friend upon opening up the conversation she had had between Hugo where she had invited him to breakfast then he asked who it was.

"Lucca gave me his number but didn't give him mine so he didn't know who it was or he did know and he just didn't care or didn't want to talk to me. Then I didn't want to leave you but I didn't want to come here because I knew he'd still be here and he's right over there but it hurts to look over there so I sat here by myself to try to work on a project and I can't do it because I freaking can't make things like it work and I suck and everything is just going bad," Tess ranted before finishing by just letting her head rest on the table, face down.

She sighed, glancing up at Marilyn slightly. "Am I overreacting?" She asked softly, pushing her project further away from her so she wouldn't have the disappointment in her face.

"Besides, it was stupid to think he would even look over here. He has so many other friends... Why bother with a stupid mechanic who can't make an automaton hand?" Tessa muttered softly, letting her finger push at one of the mechanical fingers in her sorrow.

She knew she was overreacting, and she knew she was being obnoxious, but it was good to let out what was going on. Her mother tried to listen but was often too busy or didn't have time to have a real conversation and there were few people who Tessa felt comfortable enough talking to.

She looked up at Marilyn, asking, "Why are the cute ones never interested?" Tessa asked glumly, in a voice that would cause a lot of people to elicit a little laugh which she didn't think she'd mind. It would make her think it wasn't the end of the world. A little laugh, or advise on how to get a boy to either notice or not be stupid...

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"Have I mentioned lately how adorable you are?" Amanda hadn't noticed Jensen watching her on her phone, until he said those words and she looked up at him, she felt bad for using her phone in his company, so she set it to the side again. "If not let me rectify that; you are more adorable than a basket of puppies." Amanda smiled at his words, but didn't have time to relish in them as Jensen quickly hopped out of the bed and started the hunt for his clothes, she ran her tongue along her lower teeth and pulled her lower lip in to chew it as she felt the heat in her cheeks rise. "Yeah I guess we should get breakfast. Though I could be content with a double A battery, I wouldn't want to deny you my company." Amanda let out an amused breath as Jensen teased her with a cocky attitude, she ran the shell pendant of her necklace along the chain, it was a slightly nervous fidgit she had, she also did it when she was exhasperated or annoyed at someone as well, but most people say at as anxiety thing, well the people who cared about her.

Amanda lay on her front, to give Jensen some privacy as he collected his clothes and put them on, of course she'd seen it all before but she simply did it out of courtesy, sometimes people are really awkward putting their clothes on and are even more awkward when someone was watching them. Whilst fiddling with her necklace she heard him answer her question about the Orientation day. "Yeah, I don't know. Something is off. Zeusy was here. Could feel it in my bones. Don't know why, but it can't be good. Him being anywhere can't be good." Amanda turned around to look at him at this point, gathering the thin blankets to cover her body.
"Zeus was here? But why?" Amanda was afraid of some members of the Pantheon and as Jensen stated, Zeus being somewhere was never a good thing. "Do you think something's happened? What reason could he have to be here?" Before Amanda could panic, Jensen had changed the subject, she let out a deep breath escaped her lungs as he did so.

"So you got any plans after this is all over? I think I'm gonna travel. See what there is to see out there.That, and maybe go find Zeusy, and kick his ass. The Almighty's should be knocked down a few pegs."" Having been caught of by the question, Amanda shuffled uncomfortably and pulled herself tighter, as if to make herself smaller, as if it would make her invisible, even the joke didn't make her feel more comfortable, she let out a slight laugh but nothing like she usually would.
'Travel the world with you.' Her brain whispered as she avoided eye contact, 'Be anywhere you want me to be. Her heart screamed as she hugged herself. But she shook her head of those answers and finally made eye contact with him.
"I don't know, only time will tell." She shrugged, there's a genuine sadness to her eyes, but her voice was simply trying to play off a nonchalant, a 'what should be, will be' attitude.

"So you ready to get your breakfast on or what? Is there anybody we're meeting, or is it just the two of us?" Amanda felt bad for how she reacted to his question and smiled when he asked about breakfast.
"Let me just get my clothes on and we'll head? I think Mari is already down there, so we'll be sitting with her and no doubt the rest of my group. I hope you don't mind?"
"Hey, I....I uh...really missed you." Jensen admitted before leaving the room, not giving Amanda a chance to respond, her smile dropped and she closed her eyes to hold back whatever emotion may rise up to the top.
"I missed you too." She whispered. 'I love you.' She screamed internally.

After retrieve and donning her underwear, Amanda noticed the LED of her phone was slowly flashing, snatching the phone she had three messages, Aiden, Marilyn and Kyle.

[From: Aiden]
[A sacrifice for me to corrupt? How kind of you! :O btw, I heard there's a party happening this evening. Any info on that?]

[To: Aiden]
[That sounded rapey, Aiden xD This is a frog... I don't mean an ugly person because that's cruel, I mean a ribbity ribbit frog :P
Also, as for the party, I haven't actually seen anyone today, so once I see Mark, I'll ask him and inform you're gatecrashing buttocks :D]


[From: Mari]
[Present, gimme <3 I'm almost at the cafeteria and Tess bailed on me :( Come love me? ]

[To: Mari]
[Yeah, I'll give you it at Breakie :P I'll be there soon :3 x]


[From: Kylie]
[I know, it's just not long ennooouuuuggggghhhhhh. Oh, nothing just an awkward, but oddly cute, encounter with a major - like number 1# level - crush. But, I got her number! :D]

[To: Kylie]
[YAY! Oh Kyle you have to tell meh!!! :O You can't leave your favourite Aphrodite in the dark like this! You know better than to do that :P And don't give me that 'it's too long to text' bull poopoo! I'm heading to the cafeteria in a minute, you can meet me there! :D #ExcitedMess]


Amanda quickly typed the messages out before quickly picking her floral dres off the flower and quickly pulling it on, she placed her feet in a pair of plain black pumps and taking a deep breath, she returned to Jensen, with a fresher smile on her face.
"Ready?"

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After watching Aiden's reaction sweep over his facem Otter wasn't too sure that it had been the best idea to tell him everything. Then again, how long would she have been able to keep a possible relationship between her and Danny in wraps. She nodded her head when he said he could accept any answer.
"Well he's a man. Of course he can take it. Apparently I'm just to much of a tosser to dish it out.
Otter rolled her eyes at Aiden's words as he walked out the door and opened the door a bit wider to allow Daniel access into her dorm.
"Sorry about him. He's just protective." She gave Danny a small smile. She loved her brother all the less. He was one of her favorite people. They got along because of their lack of constant communication. They were there when they needed each other, or help in coursework that the other was brilliant in, otherwise they spoke merely through their minds and Otter loved it. It was another person she didn't have to face and have to cautiously maneuver around to assure herself that they might not brush against her face.
"And don't worry about me Danny. I'm okay now. Come on in, I'll start some tea. See you in class, Aiden." She waved to her brother then disappeared into her kitchen, standing on her tip toes to reach a kettle in the cupboard. She filled it with water and two tea bags then set it on the stove to heat.




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Well at least she was admitting it. But the fact that she had lied to his face really ticked Landon off. He kept his face hard and his eyes were emotionless while she spoke. Without letting on, his teeth clenched in his mouth. Of course I am protective over you. Because you're just like me and it's not hard to get into trouble.
He looked to the spliff in his hand and brought it to his lips, lighting it and taking a large hit. He brought it away exhaled a flume of smoke and put it back to his lips again. That helped him calm down a bit.
"I only want to know because I care. As long as they treat you with the respect you deserve, then I don't give a shit. It's your life. But you know if I were to ever catch someone being a pig or trying to get the best of you, I'll pop em' 'till their eyes roll out of their head."
He had been taking hits as he spoke and deemed it her turn so he swept around and put his arm around her. With his free hand he brought the blunt to her lips for her.
"You know I love you, sis." A quick smile crossed his features but it dropped in the same instant.
"But you know I can't stand being lied to. You should have told me the truth."
His face was cold, his features hurt but also a bit angered. He removed his arm and began walking away from her, not much caring to be in her presence at the moment. He couldn't stand people that were deceitful. But if it was his own blood, well, he took it to heart. Of course no one would know that unless they actually knew him due to his lack of expressing any emotion besides content, pleasure, and anger, but nonetheless he would speak to her soon. He however had lost a bit of respect for her in those few moments. He was supposed to be her best friend too. But maybe this street didn't go both ways.

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Aiden watched, impassive, as Otter and Daniel conversed. It would seem that things were going well on Otter's part now that she had calmed down. He only wished that she wouldn't be so hard on herself just for not being perfect, something that was statistically impossible to begin with and consequently pointless to worry about. He was about to leave when he heard his name get butchered by the other male.

In response to the jab, he quirked a brow and flashed a warm smile, the one he used to disarm unsuspecting victim and faculty staff, in Daniel's direction. "Why? Are you planning to ask me out too?" he responded just before snapping his fingers. Aiden's features immediately softened, taking on more feminine features while his hair lengthened until he had shoulder-length curls. His body also gained curves, and the simple shirt and trousers he had been wearing were replaced by a low-cut dress. It was a simple illusion meant to change one's appearance and was taught to all children of Hecate on their first day at Aeonis, but Aiden had to go an extra length and developed a way to trick the ear as well.

"Take care, love." It was a distinctively female and accented voice that bid goodbye to Otter as she retreated back into the safety of her dorm, and it was definitely not a man's face that winked to Daniel now that Aiden's disguise had been completed. "As for you, I will definitely see you at the party tonight. Have a nice day." Before he could hear Daniel's response, Aiden left so that he wouldn't keep his sister waiting. Once more he phased through the walls so as to join the few students who had not made their way to the cafeteria yet.

His phone let out rang again just as he had reached for it in his pocket. It was Amanda again and he lamented the fact that his illusions can not fool cameras yet else he would have sent her a 'selfie'. He was quite proud of his latest disguise after all. Instead, he had to settle with a simple text message again.


        To: Amanda Cartwright
        I'd reckon that an animal is easier to care for than a woman. It's a deal! Would I still get tax deduction if I were to wed it though? High school parties are a breeding ground for social faux pas. No gate will keep me away from bearing witness to such historical moments in a student's high school career.

Not to mention that he would get to keep an eye on the person courting his half-sister. Just thinking about it left a bad taste in his mouth, so he went and got himself another cup of jasmine tea, shrugging off his disguise in the process, and filled his plate hash browns and baked beans.

Just as he was looking for a seat, from the corner of his eye he spotted a few new faces wandering into the cafeteria with uncertainty: fresh meat, new to the scene and unable to read the numerous signs pointing in the direction of the cafeteria. They had eagerly picked up what appeared to be a bowl of cereal and orange juice. Liquids, just perfect. Aiden took a seat near the unfortunate bunch and waited.

As soon as they began to look around for a seat while carrying their tray of food, Aiden shifted his attention to their legs, giving them a mental push and tripping them. The majority of them caught themselves with superhuman reflexes, children of Ares most likely, but one of them wasn't as lucky and tumbled forward, sending the content of their tray flying.

A mixture of milk, cereal and freshly pressed orange juice took off, forming a gigantic net of liquid, and fell in the direction of one gloomy-looking Jack Clement and, as karma would have it, Aiden who had seated himself a bit too close to the warzone.

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Character Portrait: Aiden W. Stuart Character Portrait: Tessa White Character Portrait: Alex Verlin Character Portrait: Ryuu Morimoto Character Portrait: Jackie Pineman Character Portrait: Jack Clement
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Alex Verlin (0040BF) and Ryuu Morimoto(404000), 1 September, Orientation Day, Cafeteria



Alex had absolutely zero clue where to go. thankfully, Ryuu did, and the duo had met up with the other members of their batch. Alex would've much rather go to sleep instead of talk, but since there were no beds around Alex leant against the wall and crossed his arms, closing his eyes.

Ryuu smiled as he chatted with the others, feeling like he was at the top of the world. Oh man, this was awesome! Ryuu still couldn't believe it. A boarding school that allowed him to stay away from home, and unless he kicked up a fuss his father could do nothing about it since he had a scholarship and everything, and since Ryuu planned on being the ultimate normal student Raiden Morimoto would never have to come to the academy unless absolutely necessary. He was already making friends with a lot of people and had managed to familiarise himself with most of the others (even if it was only through sight), which was already pretty good in Ryuu's book.

He grinned happily. Yup, life was sweet, and would be more sweeter from here on out especially now that he and a few others were going to the cafeteria to eat breakfast. Thanks to travelling here Ryuu hadn't eaten breakfast yet, he was starv - no wait, extremely hungry. Starving felt different. More painful, for one thing. He made his way to the wall Alex was leaning against, bumping into a girl going in the opposite direction.

For a moment that was more like a blink, Ryuu winced, and his hand went to his right upper arm. He immediately covered it up with a sheepish smile and turned around to apologise, but the girl had already gone off, chatting with her friend.

Ow, Ryuu thought, rubbing his arm gently. The large bruise on it throbbed from the impact. He'd gotten it two days ago, along with a few others scattered on his abdomen here and there from when his father lost it at the dinner table. The bruises on his thigh and shoulder were almost healed, along with the smaller one almost below the newer bruise, but it still hurt.

Ryuu still had no clue what had set him off. Work maybe? Or something Ryuu did?

It was probably the latter. Ah well. Rearranging his face into a smile, Ryuu approached Alex and shook him lightly. "C'mon, sleepyhead," he grinned cheerfully as Alex's eyes blinked open, "Rise and shine! A few of us are gonna get breakfast, want to come with?"

---------------------------------------------------

Alex still felt sleepy, but less like falling asleep on his feet. Ryuu introduced him to Celgi, Killian and Glen, who were children of Hephasteus, Ares and Hermes respectively and had absolutely no clue where the cafeteria was. Alex didn't say much, but Ryuu more than made up for it by talking a mile a minute. They didn't seem to mind that Alex wasn't really a talker, which Alex found himself grateful for.

After finding the cafeteria and getting their breakfast, they went off to find a seat, jokingly mocking each other's choice of of breakfast. Alex was in the middle of debating with Killian on just exactly why Cookie Crunch were infinitely more superior than porridge when -

"Whoa!"

- All of them tripped. Glen and Killian, having superhuman reflexes thanks to their godly parents, caught themselves and quickly grabbed at the person closest to them to prevent them from falling. Celgi's breakfast fell to the floor, but since it was wrapped in plastic it didn't matter... leaving Alex just enough time to think Oh shit- before he landed on the cafeteria floor with a thud while his tray flew out of his hands.

People were yelling, and with a dawning feeling of horror in his stomach, Alex looked up and saw in what felt like slow motion his breakfast falling towards two students sitting at tables.

Still half outstretched on the cafeteria floor, Alex's hand shot out almost reflexively and turned the falling milk, orange juice and cereal into ice.

Within seconds, the white and orange liquid mixed with cereal turned into brittle ice that would shatter upon contact, but it was too late - gravity was doing its work, and Alex couldn't stop the net of ice from falling.



Jackie Pineman (BF4000), 1 September, Orientation Day, Dorm room - Cafeteria



Adjustments done, Jackie stretched her arms and decided to head to the cafeteria for breakfast. Pulling on a dark blue sports hoodie over a white shirt with a stylised black skull logo and black jeans, Jackie slipped on her trainers and headed out of the room with a bag slung around her shoulder, containing gym clothes, a few books and her wallet. Classes would be boring today since the first day of the school year was normally spent by everyone (even the teachers) reorienting themselves back to school life and patching up with friends, so Jackie planned to spend the day catching up with everyone in real life and relaxing in the gym or sparring.

After she ate, though. Jackie's stomach growled, and her steps quickened to a brisk trot as she made her way towards the cafeteria, fully focused on getting food to appease the dark growling pit that was her stomach. Jackie frowned and clutched the sling of her bag tighter. Geez, it felt like her stomach was trying to digest itself! maybe she should've eaten breakfast before making all those changes to Vladsmire...

Nah.

Jackie dismissed that thought almost as soon as she had thought it. Her character was even more awesome now! The tiny white haired midget could move faster, for one thing, and Jackie had managed to give him a pair of cybernetic upgrades that enhanced his healing factor and defence. She grinned to herself. No friggin' way she would lose against those-

The smell of food hit her like a punch to the stomach, and Jackie suddenly remembered that she was incredibly hungry and that thoughts relating to game characters could wait until after her stomach stopped threatening to commit suicide if food wasn't in it within the next five minutes. Running to the counter with the shortest queue, Jackie ordered a cheese omelette, some bacon, toast and a glass of apple juice. She crossed her arms impatiently as she waited for the food to arrive, almost cheering out loud as the delicious looking meal finally made it's way onto her tray to be whisked away to the nearest seat.

Balancing the tray on one hand and grabbing a piece of toast with the other, Jackie stuffed it into her mouth and chewed as she walked around the cafeteria to find a seat. Thanks to the first years and other members of the school coming in, the cafeteria had gotten more crowded and noisier, and now it was pretty hard to find an empty seat. Jackie gritted her teeth as a second year bumped into her and nearly caused her to spill the plate of food balanced in her hands, disappearing before Jackie could do anything. Dammit all, she really should've gone earlier-

Jackpot!

Jackie grinned gleefully as she spotted an empty chair. She charged straight for it, miraculously not spilling her food or juice, and slid into the seat with a sense of victory. Spying Tessa and some others on another table nearby, Jackie beamed and waved at her before consuming her breakfast with a ferocity only seen on lioness defending her cubs. Someone yelled behind her, but Jackie ignored it in favour of eating her food.