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Otter Davis

"Magic is a dark and elemental force, not just a lot of sparkly wands and crystal balls."

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a character in “Aeonis Academy for Demi-Gods”, as played by kelsiikhaos

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"I'm thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength."




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FULL NAME::
Otter Davis "My dad gave me a crazy name and no middle name..."

NICKNAME(S):
Otto, although she doesn't prefer it.
Witch bitch because of the way she comes off and mockingly because of her godly parent. "I like nicknames. Just be a little creative about it."

DATE OF BIRTH:
The eleventh of June "Being a Gemini fits me pretty well, I'd say."

AGE:
17 "I enjoy my age to be honest."

GODLY PARENT:
Hecate "My mom is awesome."

YEAR:
11th Grade "I'm getting there."

GENDER:
Female "If I'm not a girl then I've been shopping for the wrong kind of underwear."

SEXUALITY:
Bicurious "I've never tried anything with a woman, but I came to realize I was attracted to them some time ago and have been curious to see if I could handle a relationship with a woman."

ETHNICITY:
75% British 25% French "Everyone seems to be infatuated with my accent."

DIALOGUE OR THOUGHT COLOR:
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PERSONALITY:
Appreciative ✩ Benevolent ★ Caring ✩ Compassionate ★ Considerate
Daring ✩ Educated ★ Empathetic ✩ Humble ★ Kind ✩ Patient
Protective ★ Sensitive ✩ Spontaneous ★ Sympathetic ✩ Trusting
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Aloof ☣ Anxious ☢ Asocial ☣ Clumsy ☢ Compulsive ☣ Destructive
Easily Discouraged ☢ Fearful ☣ Fiery ☢ Impulsive ☣ Insecure
Moody ☢ Morose ☣ Naive ☢ Regretful ☢ Submissive
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Otter is the definition of a paradox. She is a servant at heart and is a very good listener. She is one of the most understanding people you will ever meet. If you tell her something tragic that has happened in your life, if she hasn't already experienced a similar feeling or emotion, then naturally she feels what she would assume as the closest reaction to the same thing. She puts herself in other's shoes to the fullest and in doing so, sometimes she cares too much. People can easily walk all over her, especially if they have her feeling bad for them. She eagerly puts herself on the line if it means she has someone she thinks is a true friend. Trusting too easily is what makes her so naive. She gives people a thousand chances to redeem themselves if they have hurt her and will always turn around with the biggest smile she can manage and accept someone for their faults. But she has been hurt a lot. And sometimes the smile doesn't reach her eyes.
Otter is good at faking emotions. She doesn't try to, but she doesn't want people to worry about her either. She struggles with depression and anxiety and as much as she wants to be surrounded by people, she reverts away from them because of her powers. She worries that if she gets close to people that they will eventually be potentially hurt, or if someone makes physical contact with her, then she will know their darkest secrets. She doesn't want this to happen, she feels like people's past should be kept to themselves unless they tell you forthright. Her limited control of her powers scares her and she worries constantly that if she were to make a friend, she would lose them like she has lost everyone else. "You have to get past my walls to be my friend. But when you get there, I would die for you in a heartbeat."

LIKES:
Fat Creatures- She already loves animals, but she doesn't really know why, but any fat animal, be it a cat, a horse or a bumble bee, Otter gets excited. Any fat beast she finds, she is infatuated with it immediately. "They're just so cute!"
Being Alone- Otter feels safest by herself. No one is there to see her if she is upset or struggling and there is no one that could be in range if her powers were to go ballistic. "I can do what I want when I'm by myself. And also people can't see me crying..."
Talking To People- As hard as it is for her to feel comfortable talking to someone, Otter wants to gain the courage to have a conversation and be able to feel at ease with herself and everyone's safety around her. She hates that she is an awkward social butterfly and that most of the time she tends to be closed off and seem like she is pushing people away, but she does it for their own good, whether they know it or not. "It would be nice to not flip out about a few sentences I say."
Knowledge- Otter has a passion for learning. She wants to soak up as much information as she can. Especially from her Hecate siblings. She is so overwhelmingly anxious yet excited to go to school. Not only does she hope to be able to control herself, but she wants the ability to have comfort with the people surrounding her. She cannot wait to start classes and learn as much as she possibly can. "Knowledge is power."
Music- Music can change her mood in an instant. It can calm her down and give her peace or it can make her happy or sad and she loves that certain songs can bring back memories. She loves all kinds except for country and rap and she prefers types of rock over anything else. "If I don't have my iPod on me at all times, I know it's going to be a bad day."

DISLIKES:
Judgmental People- Otter cannot fathom the reason why people decide to judge others based on few things they know about them. She accepts everyone as they are she sees no need to think lowly of others for their flaws or issues. Everyone deserves love, friendship, and loyalty. She dedicates herself to be as nice as she possibly can to others because she knows what it is like to be judged. "Just because you are better at something than someone else is, it doesn't mean you are better than them. Everyone is perfect the way they are."
Tobacco Smoke- Otter doesn't want anything to do with cigarettes. At that, she doesn't care for drugs. She has tried a couple, but didn't take a liking to it. The most she does is have a couple of drinks. But smoke repulses her. "You can smoke and fill your lungs with horrible chemicals. Just don't do it in my vicinity."
Being Late- Being punctual is a big deal to Otter. If she isn't ten minutes early then she is late in her mind. She scolds herself if she is ever late and will most likely be a bit down if she arrives after the time she anticipated. "I cannot be late!"
Crowds- One of the reasons that Otter strives to be early is to avoid large masses of people. If she is surrounded by a lot of people, her anxiety spikes and she wants to sit on the ground and wait for people to disperse. More people equals more opportunity for someone to touch her. "Too many people around me makes me anxious."
First Contact With Someone- Once Otter makes bodily contact, she is overwhelmed entirely. She can gauge a person's intentions, read their mind, learn their skills from touch, feel their experiences, and relive their life. No one can hide anything from her even if they try their hardest or have their memories and feelings buried so deep they themselves don’t realize they’re there. If she touches someone for the first time she is hit with all of their emotions and experiences through their life. This can cause Otter to temporarily be distorted, her mind is devastated and she can sometimes become unconscious. "Just please, whatever you do, don't touch me."
Failing- Whether it's a school paper or a goal Otter has set for herself, if she falls short of her own high expectations, it really gets her down. "I want to be good at everything I do. I know it's pretty much a fantasy, but sometimes doing my best isn't good enough. I have to get better.

FEARS:
Having No Control Over Her Powers- Being in constant worry, stress, and paranoia over her powers is exhausting. Otter cannot stand that she can't accept a hug from someone without fearing she will accidentally brush against their skin. "I am thankful to be going to Aeonis. I need the help to focus my energy and my abilities. I am sick of always hearing everyone's thoughts."
Being Betrayed- Because she has been hurt before, Otter fears that it will happen again. She is always wary of people's intentions. Although she struggles with saying no to anything, she always wonders in the back of her mind if people are just using her. "If you treat me nicely then you will get the same in return. But if you hurt me, you will regret it."
Touching The Wrong Person- If Otter touches someone that has truly been traumatized in their life, it is very probable that her powers would go out of control. Her mind is flooded with the person's experiences and pain and she feels it too. If she touches the wrong person it could kill her."Just keep your hands to yourself and there won't be an issue."





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FAMILY::
Blaze Davis- (45)(Alive)[FC:Norman Reedus] Otter's father is the reason she has stayed stable throughout her life. She always goes to him when she needs comfort or consoling. He helps calm her down when she has anxiety attacks. Together they are inseparable. They are always laughing and being goofy. He is the only person she is fully comfortable with touching. Blaze is open enough with his daughter that it doesn't bother him that she knows everything because in turn, she is his best friend as he is hers.





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RELATIONSHIP WITH GODLYPARENT:
Otter has met her mother on several occasions. She enjoys learning more about her powers from Hecate. But once Otter's powers got more uncontrollable, she heard even less from her mother. She assumes that this is because her mother wants to learn how to control her abilities on her own. Otter prays to her often and speaks to her when she needs help, in hopes that Hecate will give her some kind of sign that things will be okay. When she has to make a choice, she always asks her mother for help, in fear that she will make the wrong decision.

BIOGRAPHY:
TBA

FAVORITE POWER:
Having the ability to mimic other demigods powers is Otter's favorite. She enjoys practicing how to use lighting and fire and shadows the most. She is sometimes mistaken for a child of a different god. She also loves that she can speak to people telepathically.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Otter has a raven who she almost always has on her shoulder. His name is Diaval.


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So begins...

Otter Davis's Story

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Character Portrait: Aiden W. Stuart Character Portrait: Amanda Cartwright Character Portrait: Otter Davis Character Portrait: Kyle Ramirez
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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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Character Portrait: Belladonna James Character Portrait: Aiden W. Stuart Character Portrait: Tessa White Character Portrait: Landon Peters Character Portrait: Otter Davis
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Gloves
Location: Dorm Room
Dialogue: #B527EB

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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Location: Belladonna's Dorm
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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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Character Portrait: Belladonna James Character Portrait: Daniel Keisuke Character Portrait: Landon Peters Character Portrait: Otter Davis Character Portrait: Kiren Vause
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Location: Hallway
Dialogue: #B527EB

Otter slid out the door, Diaval perched on her shoulder. She was excited to start her first day back and see everyone. She hadn't spoken much to Tess yet, they definitely needed to catch up. Otter had only gotten in the night before and she was dead tired when she arrived on school premises in her car. It was an old 68' charger, but her father had worked hard to get it back to looking nearly brand new.
She also needed to see her elder sister Kiren. They were barely separable, constantly texting all summer to keep each other posted on what the other one was doing and so on. She decided to text her now and figure out where she was. She pulled out her phone after seeing if she was in range to hear her through thought, but she couldn't focus her powers enough. She struggled so much with her abilities. For cripes sake she couldn't even touch people physically for the first time without being overwhelmed to the point that she could walk off the empire state building and not even know it. Her lack of control was dangerous. Not only did she not want to know everything everyone knew and their secrets and feelings and everything, but she didn't want to be out of control, potentially even hurt someone.
She looked back down at her phone, about to message her sister when she barreled into an unknown object. Her phone spilled out of her hand and her raven squawked as he flapped his wings in protest. She was stunned momentarily and her eyes raised to meet Danny's. She lost the words in her mouth, always finding herself nervous around him.
She blurted it all out at once, "I'm so sorry! Please forgive me! I wasn't watching ahead of me. I was looking at my phone...err....how was your mission trip, Danny?" She felt like an utter joke and scoffed at herself under her breath and face palmed while her raven calmed down and settled on her shoulder. I'm such an idiot.




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Location: Belladonna's Dorm ---> Hallway
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Landon caught her ogling and smirked. No doubt she was gorgeous herself. They'd had too many nights together where he would admire her and her skills for hours. Fuck being a half-sister. He could marry her and be perfectly happy with it, they were so similar. Aside from that he was also particularly protective over her. She was merely a year younger than he, but he saw her as more than a sister.
He rolled his eyes and shrugged.
"Freshman are just scared little pansies that need some pummeling for being stupid."
He watched her getting even more ready, adding extra makeup than usual.
"Who are you getting so ready for anyway?" He lowered his brows as he watched her still stare at herself in the mirror. "C'mon Bells you don't need any of that shit! You're beautiful without it."
He pulled on his shoes and glanced up towards her and saw her closing her phone, then suspiciously raised a brow.
"I'm ready. Who are you texting anyway? And where are we going to have a cigarette at?"

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Character Portrait: Aiden W. Stuart Character Portrait: Amanda Cartwright Character Portrait: Otter Davis Character Portrait: Kyle Ramirez
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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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Character Portrait: Daniel Keisuke Character Portrait: Cornelius Abbot Character Portrait: Otter Davis
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Danny had been smiling back at Cory when he bumped into someone, nearly falling but catching himself and grabbing onto whoever he had bumped into to keep them from falling as well. He realized who he had grabbed and nearly dropped her anyway.

He stood, looking down at Otter with big eyes as he tried to process what had just happened. "Otter! Hey," Dan stated smoothly, recovering for the most part except for the fact that his show was half of his foot since he hadn't tied the laces and it was loose without being tied.

Dan smiles down at Otter, his height of 6'3" causing him to be overly tall, taller than most people. He didn't look down as he pulled her phone up to his hand with the wind, taking it in hand and offering it to her with a smile. "Otter, it's fine. I was gonna text you, but I figured I'd run into you before I could tell you we're headed to breakfast," Dan stated as he looked at her.

She was covered, her skin anyway, allowing nothing to risk being touched. He was thankful. He refused to allow Otter to touch him, even through the clothing. He was too petrified he'd actually touch her. He wanted to hug her, maybe... nope. Not gonna think of it. She couldn't see all that had happened. She would feel all the pain and the fear, it would just be too much.

He thought back to what she had said, only then remembering to answer her question. "It was pretty cool actually. I went to this little village in South America and got to play with kids. It was awesome. My friend Sam actually got the chance to be a special guest at one of the dinners and got all dressed up. It was really cool," Dan admitted with a smile as he thought back to it.

He tucked his hands into his pockets as he nodded his happiness at the memories. Sam had to wear all of the ceremonial clothing and got to sit in the middle of the circle. He was hilarious and great, being really awesome and kind to everyone. One of the little girls had actually made him a necklace with beads she had made herself by hand.

"I'm sorry I couldn't really talk to you, they didn't have a mail carrier that came through consistently. One of the letters actually got lost because he got lost, then had to come back because he got sick. It was cool, dangerous at times, but cool," Dan stated simply. He didn't mention the time when he had accidentally used his electricity in order to keep from getting eaten by a jaguar. It had been hunting him and nearly hurt a child who had run too close to the jaguar's little babies when Dan had to step in, stunning the creature to get the little kid away. He liked that Aeonis was training him to be a good person, what they called a "hero".

"I seem to have forgotten manners. How was your summer? How's Diaval?" Dan asked with a smile as he looked to the raven. He was somewhat unnerved around him, but it wasn't to the point Dan would sacrifice not being around Otter. Otter was too awesome for Dan to ignore and avoid just because she had a raven that seemed somewhat demonic in Dan's eyes.

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Otter's cheeks warmed slightly when his reflexes instantly caught her from clumsily collapsing on the ground. She gingerly took her phone from his hand, but did not look at it as he spoke to her because that would be rude.
"Probably didn't think you would literally run into me, huh?" She chuckled lightly and brought a gloved hand - ironically the glove that contained the explicit word - to cover her grin.
She listened intently, eager to hear about his summer. She smiled when she could depict the true joy in his emotions when he reflected back to the season and his journey to a different country.
"That sounds like a really great time! I can't believe you actually thought to send me a letter. That's sweet of you." She felt a blush coming on again but willed herself to not show it and turned her head to the side, her hair now hiding her slightly pink cheek. She was looking at Diaval since Danny had mentioned him.
"He's moody as always. Being a little brat today, it seems." As if understanding her, the raven cawed and quickly jutted his head in the opposite direction facing away from her as if to say Humph!
"My summer was quite splendid. I spent a lot of time with my daddy and we did a few cool things. I visited the Grand Canyon with him. That was certainly a sight to remember. She smiled remembering driving down highways with her father Blaze with the top down in his car. She loved her dad more than anything. Thinking back to him sent sent a pang of hurt through her. She had just seen him yesterday, but it was a reminder that she wouldn't see him for months. He was the only person who she felt that truly understood her and accepted her. One of the three people she had arcceptedctually touched and felt comfortable with not wearing gloves or long sleeves. She sighed, looking down and realizing that she had been tugging at a thread on her right glove. Darn things are already wearing out? This is my first time wearing them.
Otter heard Aiden's voice in her head again. It was louder this time, as if he were getting closer to her.
It was nice. I enjoyed spending time with my dad. No. Mum didn't visit me this time around. I haven't spoken to her in a while.







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Landon eyed Belladonna, not sure if she was telling the truth or not. They were close enough that he would have liked to believe her. But being a son of Hades, he could feel her pulse become more rapid. She was lying.
"Both sound good to me." He gave her a small smile but was still bothered by the fact that she had told him something false.
When they were out in the hallway he noticed other guys staring at his flawless sister.
"Hey! Why don't you keep your damn eyes in your head before I put my foot up your ass!" Although she wasn't his technically, she was still his sister overall. He wasn't going to have some dogs undressing her with their eyes.
They got outside and after she'd had a few drags he pulled the cigarette from her grasp and took a few for himself. He wondered if she had prepared a blunt the previous night for them to share this morning. As he handed back the tobacco product he asked, "So're you still talkin' to that Cyrus guy?" He watched her facial expressions intently, ready to figure her out.

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Nessa's eyebrows shot up at Lake's insistence for more details. She took in a long breath, her eyes sliding off to the side.

"Oh jeez," she laughed, placing her hands on her hips. Nessa looked over at one of the empty tables in the mess hand and gently pulled Lake over to the chairs by him arm.

"Let's sit down for this," she laughed, and as soon as she was sitting, any shame concerning the pranks fell away and Nessa's eyes began to burn with a passionate fire that always seemed to spark whenever she was telling a story.

"It was like, two weeks after I got back home and Brent comes in and tells me that these assholes next door, just a couple of high school idiots, are just harassing him and his friends, stealing their money and junk like that. I told him to try and fight his own battle and stand up for himself, but then he comes in with a bloody nose and I know that this is just going to shit, so I agree to help him out with his little squabble. I walked into the kitchen and grab all of the eggs we have and my slingshot and I take Brent up with me to the roof of out house and I got a good number of headshots in there and it was hilarious because they had no clue where this onslaught was coming from, but that was the first cop call. They had no proof and we weren't anywhere to be found so things were peachy. About a week passed with no incidents and I was getting bored, so I went out with a twenty dollar bill, cloned it a few times and paid those bullies to give me a prank war that would challenge me. I have to say, it went really well. The second cop call was from one of the neighbors because our homemade pineapple cannon was 'too loud' at three in the morning. The last cop call was me officially getting back at them, I texted Tessa and she helped me trash their little 1974 Dodge Dart and infest it with dozens of frogs Brent helped me raise from tadpoles. Again, I didn't get caught. You may now applause," Nessa explained eloquently, trying not to brag too heavily. When it came to her pranks, each one was a work of art and it was kind of easy to feel too proud of them. She flashed Lake a bright smile, leaning back in her chair and crossing her arms. Lake definitely knew how to




Cory waited until Danny was finally finished complaining about his wake-up call, which was quite a while as he would come up with something new to add every few minutes or so.

"I do hope you realize you now have to make my bed for me tonight," Dan had grumbled, an order that was met with a rather over dramatic roll of the eyes from Cory. He shook his head at his blonde roommate. At least Dan promptly heeded the sound of his own stomach and was ready to leave within minutes.

"Come on buddy, plenty of girls to meet and plenty of people to talk to," Daniel pressed, earning a glance from Cory who headed back into his room to grab a red zipper hoodie with white strings. He threw it on, and winked at himself in the mirror before following Dan out into the hall, the thought of all the food he was about to eat, putting a rather goofy grin on his handsome face. He was snapped out of his reverie when Dan rammed into a girl behind him. It took Cory a second of way obvious staring to remember who she was. Her name was Otter, like the animal, and Dan had a clear crush on her. He narrowed his eyes at the two, a long smirk on his lips.

"Ah, I'm gonna go ahead, Danny Boy, perhaps you two would like to eat together," he suggested civilly before nudging Daniel a little roughly before murmuring quietly so no one else but him could hear his next comment.

"Or perhaps you'd like to eat each other. Catch ya later, Hot Shot," he joked, winking at Dan and chuckling at his own crude joke before moving along down the hallway, acting as innocent as a newborn baby. The walk to the cafeteria was an uneventful one for Cory, but he was so caught up in his own world where he was the sparkling center to notice.

"Lookin' like a king with a hoodie on," he sang to himself, shoving his hands into his pockets and doing a bit of a walking dance, "I can still turn heads with what I put on."

If there was anything Cory was mostly known and admired for was his ability to do whatever he wanted and not give a shit and a half what other people thought. Therefore, he did a lot of peculiar things, expecting not to be questioned about it. That can cause anyone problems. He swung open the door of the cafeteria and strode in like he owned the whole campus. The goofy smile on his face was still evident, and it grew when he saw the line of trays and food on the far side of the room. He quickly walked over and piled his tray with more food than could seem to possibly fit in his lean body, then turned to look out at the sea of people at their little table islands. He began to walk out into the mass, looking along the edges of the room for an emptier seat before his eyes fell and locked on a particular blonde. It only took a second for her to feel his eyes on her and she turned to look up. It took Nessa less than a nano second to go from "Why what a glorious morning!" to "Bitch, I will cut you". She immediately looked away, a foul, glowering look on her face.

"Fuck me," she hissed under her breath. It was all she had the time to say before Cory slammed his tray down across from the two.

"Hey, Nessa! Missed you and your bitchiness over the summer!" Cory exclaimed loudly, feigning delight. Nessa rolled her blue eyes, and avoided looking at him.

"Hello, Cornelius," she replied stonily, sinking lower in her seat.

"Ya know, you can call me Cory," he answered like always, even though they both knew she would never be so friendly. A chilly silence passed as the two stared each other down from across the table.

"Ya know, Nessie, you might even be a little pretty if you dressed like you cared," he told her, batting his long lashes at her. She gave him a scrutinizing glare.

"Like you should talk," she spat back. Cory raised a single eyebrow at her, grabbing either side of his hoodie, flicking his wrist so that the hood snapped up over his head.

"I'm looking like a king with my hoodie on," he told her proudly.

"The King of Breakfast Foods maybe, I don't understand how you can stand to eat so much," she told him, a disgusted tone in her voice. Cory made a point of shoving five grapes in his mouth before he answered.

"Well, since you asked, I'm 90% stomach," he answered around his grapes. Nessa turned to look at Lake, her eyebrows shot up in fake surprise.

"There we go! That would explain your lack of brains," she retorted sharply before getting up from her seat and heading towards the food line. Cory swallowed his grapes and grinned as wide as he could at Nessa's retreating form.

It was at this point did he acknowledge Lake's presence.

"That was a good one, she had a good one. How are ya doin', Lake?" he grinned at the boy, seemingly pretty proud of himself.

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Danny's laugh sounded fake to his ears though he was pretty sure others wouldn't recognize the fact that he was so nervous. Why did he feel light headed? He had plenty of oxygen where he was. He wasn't hundreds of miles above the ground. Why did girls have control over guys? And they wondered why guys didn't ask girls out, it was because they were so god damned terrified to be turned down because then that meant they weren't liked by the girl and then the hopes and dreams come crashing down and the world gets ruined... Danny paused his stream of though, realizing it was probably a little over dramatic.

"To be honest, I was hoping for it," Dan stated smoothly, his cam facade not giving away the terror he felt inside. That sounded creepy. His words would probably freak her out. What was he gonna do?

When Daniel saw her glove, he began laughing, covering the originally unflattering noise with his own hand as he looked at Otter's glove. "That's certainly a statement," Dan stated with a smile as he shook his head in wonder at the girl.

She was just...... Otter. Aphrodite in her own way if Dan were to describe her. He sounded really cheesy, really cliche, but it was pretty true to him. Her smile lit up Danny's day with the small movement, making him want to just hug her and hold her and make her smile and laugh every day, not just today. He needed to stop. He sounded like he was in love. He was eighteen. He couldn't be in love... Could he? He'd have to find an Aphrodite child to ask them. He may seem like he knew how to flirt, but he had no idea how to know if it was working, or how he felt in reality, or completely.

"Hey, you're my pukka girl. I need to make sure one of my best friends knows I didn't forget them," Dan stated. He wanted to hide. Best Friends? Friend zone? Did he just say she was in the friend zone? She wasn't in the friend zone! She was definitely not in the friend zone! He was going down. Mayday, mayday! Was all Dan could think before Otter kept talking.

Dan was dine with Diaval looking away from him. Diaval was the devil after all, in the form of a bird. "The Grand Canyon, eh? How fun would that be to fly around in?" Dan asked, reminiscing about the thought. He had always wanted to go there, to fly through the canyons and be free and happy. It would be great.

Dan pretended not to notice Otter was tugging at the thread of her right glove, not sure if he should be noticing something like that and mentioning it. He felt that would be weird. In fact, he was nearly sure it would be considered weird.

With things going relatively smoother, Dan was about to invite Otter to each breakfast with him when Cornelius showed up. He was ready to kill the guy. He was going to kill the guy. He had to get out of there. Right now, before things went downhill faster than before.

With Cory's first statement, Dan was surprised and pleased. His friend wasn't going to embarrass him beyond repair. He was going to be civil. Dan was ecstatic about the idea until he felt Cory nudge him, knowing more was coming. "Sleep with your eyes open Abbot, eyes open," Dan called after him before sighing and running a hand through his hair before looking to Otter. "He told me he was take all of the coffee so I couldn't have any. Which is cool. I'm cool with that. I am slightly less dependent on coffee now," Danny stated. He had originally been explaining to Otter so she wouldn't think Cory or Dan were pervs, but then found that the coffee might make him seem like he didn't want to talk to her... He still lost. So did Cory, for he would be dead in a few hours.

"Um... So, yeah. Want to grab something to eat?" Dan asked as he was about to offer his arm to her like an older gentleman might before remembering the pact he had made. He wouldn't touch her. He would not touch her for as long as he could help it. Clothing may protect her, but Dan not touching her at all would protect her more. He had already broken the pact once that day when he had grabbed her so he wouldn't accidentally push her down, but he hadn't known it was Otto... So it was cool, right?

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Pukka || British Slang || First class

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Why would her cheeks refuse to listen to her? They were after all friends, then again, nearly every male made her feel this way. Awkward, anxious, like an idiot. She mentally sighed at herself for being such a pansy in general. It wasn't just Daniel that made her like this, it was any decision making, any grade she had to complete, Otter was always so hard on herself that it wasn't a surprise that talking was another part of her that her anxiety affected.
"To be honest, I was hoping for it," His words rang in her head numerous times. Her hands started sweating and her mouth dried. She wasn't sure if it was from lack of water, or the fact that his words spurred her mental disorder.
She forced a grin, although it was genuine, she barely felt like she could breathe. She wanted to yell at herself. Why was she such a fool?
She glanced down at her gloves when he mentioned them and gave a small nod.
"You know my dad. He's eccentric. He figured they may help to keep others at bay that don't know me. He thought people might not touch me because of them. Know what I mean? But I'm worried that people may think I'm mean because of them and not approach me at all. They're the only gloves I have right now though, the leather ones I had burst into flames a few weeks back when I got too nervous. So I'm really praying to Hecate that the Headmaster or any faculty won't try to take them away from me. Otherwise I'll be an utter mess and end up being a hermit tonight, but I would like to go to the party this evening. I've never been to one, you know, and I heard they're splendid." She stopped. She was talking way too much. In fact, she wouldn't have been surprised if she had looked up from her gloves to find Danny had fallen asleep on his feet from how much she was blabbering on about pointless nonsense. She felt like running off to who knows where, but that would make her situation worse and bring her friend count to an even smaller number. She winced at the idea of having even less people to talk to.
When he called her his 'pukka girl' it was as if all of her worry and stress melted right off of her. She bit down hard on her lip to keep from exploding into the goofiest grin you could imagine.
"That really means a lot to me, Danny." Otter continued to smile. She naturally wanted to reach her hand and place it on his arm, show him the affection that she felt in her heart. But her instincts kept her at bay. The more she didn't touch people being almost completely covered meant that she would be accustomed to the habit on the off chance she were wearing a regular t-shirt or go without gloves. As if. That kind of comfort only lay in the realms of her and Tess's dorm.
Flying around the Grand Canyon? The thought itself sent her thoughts into a whirlwind. What if she fell? What if she couldn't control her powers as per usual? What if someone got hurt? What if? What if? What if?
Otter quickly shook her head, "I think I'd pass."
Cornelius passed by the lot of them and exchanged a few words with Danny. She had never spoken to him really, unless he was nearby to Daniel, which wasn't unexpected. They were dorm mates after all.
Then Danny started talking about coffee and Otter became a bit confused. Was that really what the exchange was over? That didn't seem right. She tilted her head slightly, trying to understand. But the more he talked about coffee it seemed like it was a filler for conversation. Oh no! He's getting terribly bored with me. Otter felt small in that moment, her own thoughts making her feel like she was no longer wanted around. She looked towards her raven again to hide her discomfort in herself and displeasure placed on her face. She skimmed Diaval's belly, but looked back to Danny with a surprised expression when he offered to have breakfast with her.
She could feel herself about to stumble over her words from being so astonished he still wanted her in his company.
"Wha? Well I'd...I mean I've already eaten...uh.." She huffed at herself. Don't deny him! Accept his offer! Go eat with your friend! Why is that so bloody hard to do?!
"I mean, I'd love to join you. I haven't fed Diaval yet, so I'm sure I could get him a biscuit or something."
She smiled sweetly. More happy that she had triumphed explaining herself and forming a complete sentence than she was happy about going to breakfast with Danny, but she was happy all the same.

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Danny was sure Otter was debating ways to run from him when she began speaking about her summer. He nodded his understanding about her gloves.

She was worried about it more than Danny was since she was the one who couldn't touch many people. It was a scary thought being unable to control an ability like that. Dan didn't have that kind of issue. His abilities were pretty straight forward. Don't electrocute someone. That was about it.

She was talking and Dan couldn't help but think her brave to have spoken so many words when he was lucky to get a sentence or two out before clamming up. Dan watched for her reaction to him calling her his pukka girl. He feared she was biting on her lip because she wanted to explain without hurting him how she wasn't interested, though that didn't seem to be her intention after a moment.

He nodded at the idea of the party. He'd been to them before. He liked them, he was one of those who were the life of the party, but sometimes he didn't remember the night when he woke up, and those were the times he knew that it was not a good night for him and he probably did something extremely stupid.

"Flying, Otter. One day, you and I can take a road trip to the grand canyon and I'll fly us up to the coolest places that others can't get to," Dan fantasized as he waltzed around the hallway before ending on one wall and closing his eyes as he savored the idea. He liked being a dreamer, it kept things interesting.

"After... Well... Yeah," Daniel finished with a rather enthusiastic note. He didn't want to say after Otter got over her inability to keep other's emotions and pasts from her when she touched them. That would just be rude. And he'd have to get over not trying to avoid touching her to protect her.

Dan's heart sank faster than he did in a free fall. She had already eaten. It wasn't early, so people were bound to have already eaten. Why hadn't he thought of that? Or better yet, told Cory to wake him up earlier? Was Dan expected to keep an alarm clock when he had a very enthusiastic and somewhat strange room mate who liked his job as Dan's alarm clock? No, that would just hurt Cory's feelings.

I'll just have to...She said yes. No, she couldn't have said yes. She hasn't fed the demon bird. The demon bird saved me! Was all Daniel had running through his head as he thought to himself. Dan recovered his somewhat blank face before smiling at Otter again.

"Cool, I was hoping I wouldn't have to eat alone," Dan stated with an over dramatic sigh before smiling at Otter to indicate it was really a joke. He didn't want to seem like a stuck up jerk.

"Come on then!" Daniel stated with excitement before beginning to walk with Otter towards the dining hall. He wanted food, but it was going to be even better since Otter was with him.

"Hey, tonight... Otter, want to be my date? We would be the best couple, fabulous," Dan stated with excitement. He got close to her without touching her, using his hands to pretend like he was showing her a glimpse into the future of that night. He was being pretty brave, but that's how he was. He could talk to a girl, he couldn't understand them or his feelings, but he could talk to them. That was about it.

He held his breath though he pretended to breath as he continued to walk, waiting for her response.

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While the two were walking towards the cafeteria, Otter forgot that she'd had her phone out before for a reason. She wanted to text a couple of people she had yet to run across yet. Literally running into Daniel had completely sidetracked her from her original intent. She slipped her phone out of her pocket for a short moment to send two text messages.
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Hey! When are we catching up? I miss my sis. (:

||To: Dimitri||
Hey there, old friend. Care to meet in the courtyard for lunch? I could whip up some sandwiches for us. (:


With that she eased her cellular device into her back pocket again. She caught the tail end of Daniel's sentence, realizing he was talking about flying through the grand canyon again. Her brows raised and she shook her head as she had before.
"I'm gonna tell you this right now. My anxiety doesn't allow me to make any decision without making my palms sweat or make me lack breath, what on Earth makes you think I could ever go for an invisible carpet ride above not only the ground, but one of the largest canyons in the world where the average elevation is about 8,000 feet high? You can count me out White Lightning." She chuckled after giving him his classic nickname from her.
They rounded the corner in front of the cafeteria. Numerous tables had already become occupied by other demigods, chairs sporadically surrounding them, some tables containing three or four, others were more popular with ten people squeezing to get a foot to themselves at the table. She smiled. It was nice to be back here. She had missed it. Intoxicating aromas departed from the kitchen. She could depict the scent of maple syrup and bacon more than any other and her stomach tingled a bit. She had made herself a breakfast burrito before she had left her dorm, but maybe her stomach was telling her that she needed a little something more.
She grabbed a tray, assuming Daniel was right behind her as she went through the line, awaiting to be served.
She almost froze where she stood when she was almost positive that Daniel had just asked her to be his date.
The gap grew in the line between her and the people in front of her and she willed herself to move. She was so stunned. She had never been asked out before, even as friends.
"I-i-i-i-," She slapped her free hand over her mouth to keep herself from further stuttering. She couldn't even speak, she was so pathetic. She felt stinging at the corners of her eyes and she blinked rapidly to evade them, but she couldn't. The tray clattered noisily to the floor as she pushed past groups of people to get out and get out now!
She was not capable of facing Danny in this moment. She didn't know where to go once she was a good distance from the cafeteria. She shook vigorously, becoming even more terrified to speak. She decided on a whim that the safest place to go was her dorm room until classes started. At least there she could go and cry her eyes out and no one would have to look at her hideous face as she did so, nor would they judge or pity her.
She made it to her dorm room and threw herself onto the living room couch, sobbing and snotting into her cushion.




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After the blonde boy turned from threatening the boys, he caught the tail end of Belladonna retiring her phone into her purse. Again?
Yeah, checking the time my ass. As if you even care that much to be on time. So he knew that his presumption from earlier was indeed, correct. And Landon hated to be lied to.
Once outside, she answered his question trying to play it off smoothly. Too smooth. She was taking him for an idiot, but he wouldn't be played by her like every other guy was. It seemed like she forgot that they were of the same descent.
He fetched the cigarette from her yet again and with a couple of drags, he extinguished the cherry and threw the butt into his back pocket to dispose of properly. Yeah, he could be an ass, but he didn't believe in littering.
He looked to her expectantly, observing if the idea of a blunt would just be a tease like half of the other guys she played with. He chuckled to himself at that too real joke.
"So is that the person you have been lying to me about texting? You can tell me the truth. You aren't my girlfriend and you're free to talk to whoever you want, you know that." He gave Belladonna an encouraging smile.

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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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Kiren giggled at Marilyn's comment about always brewing something because it was kind of true. If Kiren wasn't hanging out with Kade or any of her friends she would either be entertaining herself with something scary to read, netflix or brewing up something new. When Mari went off into her room to grab the present she mentioned, Kiren realized that she missed her roommate. They have been roommates for so long that it just felt normal when she came back to the dorm, like she never left. Smiling to herself because of that thought Kiren snapped out of it went Marilyn came back into the room. The demi-god felt touched that her roommate got her a gift and eager to see what it was but to Kiren anything from Marilyn was fine because they both almost have the same taste in things plus it's the thought that counts. Her phone suddenly vibrated in her pocket but since she was busy being excited she didn't feel it.

When Marilyn came back out and handed the bracelet to her, Kiren gasped softly with a sparkly look in her eyes. "Holy crap! It's beautiful Mari!" she said rather excitedly as she rose it up to the light in order to view the flowers better. "Honestly, it's awesome, thank you." Kiren smiled before giving the girl a tight hug and slipping the bracelet over her wrist. "I'm going to wear it all day, but I wish I could have gotten you something . . . " she trailed off for a second. "I really didn't go anywhere for the summer and was stuck in the house most days so there really wasn't anything worth buying that was worthy of my friends, you guys are just too awesome. " her lips tilted up into a smile at the end before pouring some of her potion into Mari's mug.

"I'm going to meet up with Tess and Amanda after this myself. Grab some breakfast before orientation!" said Marilyn and Kiren nodded while pouring herself a mug and blowing on it softly so it'll cool down faster. "Sounds fun! Matter of fact I was about to head out also to go see Zo but I wanted to wait until Kade got her-" her phone vibrated again and Kiren noticed this time taking it out and reading through two texts that were sent by Kade. All of a sudden that smile reappeared on her lips again as her cheeks lit up slightly just at the thought of seeing her girlfriend again. "Speak of the devil, Kade is here!" her smile didn't fade and her heart fluttered in her chest.

Sipping at her potion that actually tasted really good Kiren began to text back.

To My Goddess:
YAY! I'll be out my dorm in a second.

By the time she finished that text Kiren had already nervously sipped through half her mug. Right before she was about to put her phone away though it vibrated again this time a text popping up from one of her closest friends, Shyroe and her little sister Otter.

From Roey:
Hi Kiren! I was wondering where you are, I'm just about to go outside to see if I can find August.'

To Roey:
I'll meet up with you in orientation, we can do something after! Hang out? Have some fun maybe with friends? See you later my lovely love! :)

From Lil Sis:
Hey! When are we catching up? I miss my sis. (:

To Lil Sis:
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!

With that sent Kiren swallowed the rest of the pink liquid that was now a bit cooler so it didn't burn as much when it went down. "Okay, that's done! Should be feeling the kick of energy in about ten minutes." she spoke as her feet moved across the floor over to her room as she retrieved her wallet from the night stand and came back out. "I'm all set!" she smiled before giving Mari a peck on the cheek and waved good by. "I'll see you at orientation, let's grab a bunch of friends after and do something fun."

Kiren was halfway out the door by now when she stopped for a second. "Thank you for the gift, I love youuuuu!" her voice echoed a bit as she let the room, she still could be heard saying the 'you' part even as she reached the end of the hall.

Once outside Kiren shun her eyes from the sun as she squinted. It took a second for her eyes to adjust but after they did she was on her merry way to meet Kade, well, she had to find her first. Wandering for a couple of minutes her mind went back to Zoe. Ah, Crap! Pulling out her phone quickly Kiren sent out a fast text to let Zoe know that she would meet her at orientation, Kade just got here and she needed to see her. Honestly Kiren really was looking forward to hanging out with Zo before orientation but she hasn't seen Kade all summer and wanted to hug and kiss her girlfriend right now.

After a few more minutes of walking Kiren finally saw Kade in the distance. The butterflies that were in her stomach earlier had returned and her heart was pounding louder and louder the closer she got to her with each footstep. When Kiren finally got to her she smiled and gave her a big hug, oblivious to anything she was holding. Hugging Kade right now made her feel good, safe and happy. When Kiren pulled away from the hug her hands instinctively placed themselves gently on the side of her head as she closed the gap between their lips. The young demi-god stayed like that for a couple of second before pulling away once more with a goofy, love-drunk smile on her face. "Hi." she giggled before her cheeks flushed a deeper red when she noticed Dimitri behind her. "Hi there Dimitri." she greeted with one of her rare shy smiles. The girls sparkling eyes wandered back to her girlfriends, smirking as she did.

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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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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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Location: Dorm Room
Dialogue: #B527EB

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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Location: Courtyard
Dialogue: #981818

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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Character Portrait: Aiden W. Stuart Character Portrait: Daniel Keisuke Character Portrait: Amanda Cartwright Character Portrait: Otter Davis Character Portrait: Jack Clement
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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.