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Daniel Trist

"A pleasure to make your acquaintance."

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a character in “Azuline Academy: The Beta Test”, as played by roomrider

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• Name: Daniel Trist

• Age: 14

• Grade: Freshman

• Gender: Male

• Appearance:

• Sexuality: Heterosexual

• Nationality: Caucasian American with a quarter Japanese





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• Likes:

Fun

Friends
Sweets
Sunny Days
Girls
Acting
Meeting new people
Giving
Good Times
Laughing


• Dislikes:

Rain
Bugs
Loneliness
Pessimists
Stress
Unsanitary things
Cheaters
The cold hearted
Over-protectiveness
Over sensitivity


• Skills:

Charismatic -

Friendly -

Acting -

• Flaws:

Naive -

Broken Family -

Not Much Japanese -




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• Attributes: Everyone starts with 25 points. Additional points are gained through experience, interaction, and practice.

-Intelligence: 4

-Trustworthiness 5

-Popularity: 1

-Charisma: 11

-Responsibility 3

-Sporting Ability: 1

• Attribute I strive for: Charisma/Popularity

• Which Attribute is attractive in a potential partner: Charisma/Popularity

• Secrets: (Could include bad behavior, hobbies, dreams, phobias, crushes etc.)




• Family members/Who you live with: (You can be related to another character, only with permission. Give pictures and a description of EACH family member your character might mention or interact with on weekends, even NPC characters such as parents or younger siblings.)

Father:
David Trist

Mother:
Christine Satou

(Distant) Cousin:
Bishop Trander

Body Guard:
Caleb

So begins...

Daniel Trist's Story

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Daisuke Li Kara Character Portrait: John Prescott Character Portrait: Rin Tateyama Character Portrait: Daniel Trist Character Portrait: Akira Miyuu Character Portrait: Hikari Ushino Character Portrait: Arietta Hakushiro Character Portrait: Kaoru Inoue Character Portrait: Ryou Giou Character Portrait: Aeon Shirokami Character Portrait: Himeko Kitogawa Character Portrait: Cassiopeia Elegy Argyris Character Portrait: katherine Character Portrait: Alexander 'Leon
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NOTICE: This has been removed by the GM: Tales of the Wraith FOR: Unauthorized Posting. I WILL however use this as space, instead of killing our word count.

What you need to know: Day 1 & School year

School begins:
April 6, 2015


Weather:

Morning - Cloudy, Chance of rain, Mild wind, Cool
Lunch Time - Cloudy, Light rain, Mild wind, Cool
After school - Cloudy, Heavy rain, Mild wind, Cold


Sophomore/Freshman Pairs are as follows:

Akira Miyuu is Rin Tateyama's Sophomore partner

John Prescott is Arietta Hakushiro's Sophomore partner

Himeko Kitogawa is Daisuke Li Kara's Sophomore partner

Ryou Giou is Hikari Ushino's Sophomore partner

Cassiopeia Elegy Argyris is Daniel Trist's Sophomore partner

Aeon Shirokami is Kaoru Inoue's Sophomore partner


Cleaning Partners:
Boy x Girl Sophmores: Aeon Shirokami and Himeko Kitogawa

Duties:
Clean Math & History Classrooms - Remove gum on desks, clean garbage, wipe off ALL graffiti

Take out the garbage - Easy as it sounds.

Clean Lunch Room - Easy as it sounds.

Clean Girl's Locker room - After school, so "Boy's" and "Girl's" bathroom restrictions don't apply


Cleaning Partners:
Boy x Girl Freshman: Daisuke Li Kara and Rin Tateyama

Duties:
Clean Science & English Classrooms - Math and History room (Remove gum on desks, clean garbage, wipe off graffiti)

Take out the garbage - Easy as it sounds.

Clean Gym - Easy as it sounds.

Clean Boy's Locker Room - After school, so "Boy's" and "Girl's" bathroom restrictions don't apply




The Japanese school year begins April 10th, NOT in September like in the United States and other countries. The first term ends around July 20, when summer vacation begins. After summer break, students return to school in early September for the second term, which lasts until December 23rd. The final term begins January 2rd and continues to March 25th.

Source: http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/calendar/april/schoolyear.html

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Character Portrait: Daisuke Li Kara Character Portrait: John Prescott Character Portrait: Rin Tateyama Character Portrait: Daniel Trist Character Portrait: Akira Miyuu Character Portrait: Hikari Ushino Character Portrait: Arietta Hakushiro Character Portrait: Kaoru Inoue Character Portrait: Ryou Giou Character Portrait: Aeon Shirokami Character Portrait: Himeko Kitogawa Character Portrait: Cassiopeia Elegy Argyris
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Akira rubbed her eyes with a long extended yawn. She got mistook for a boy her Freshman year and has been playing the role since. Now a Sophomore, she had another year of carefully keeping her secret, or suffering severe consequences.
She began tugging at her jacket unhappily, though the silver lining was that it kept her warm. Today was still pretty cold, not exactly sweater weather, but definitely not summer. She hated the beginning of Spring. It was still too cold to go outside. Though on the downside, she really didn't enjoy the fit of her uniform. It was baggy in all the right places to make her look even more like a male! She didn't care so much, but this made it progressively harder to get a boyfriend. She was a tomboy, but even she wanted a prom date.. Bright side! Yes, think on the bright side Akira.. at least you can join the boy's teams now. The girl teams in Britain were too easy. She enjoyed playing on the boy teams last year, even though it was tricky business. Keeping her gender a secret was NOT a cakewalk. How did I even get mistaken for a boy!? ..Well.. Her angry thoughts wavered, understanding that her short hair and anti-feminine clothes might have made her look like a teen boy who had yet to be graced by puberty. Her choice of clothing the day she took her Student ID picture didn't help in the slightest, but she decided it may make for an interesting saga of her life, especially since her chances of high school romance were next to none. It would at least stir up some controversy if anyone found out.

She let her mind wander to sports, seeing as her true gender was a bridge she'd cross when she got to it. Until anyone found out, she didn't have to worry about it. Sports.. Speaking of that...what sport am I going to try out for this year? Track maybe, or perhaps basketball. Then reality set in, she didn't actually know the rules to Soccer... she'd have to learn the game if she wanted to play that sport. She didn't really like learning new games, it was pretty boring at first, not to mention she might not make the team. Basketball it is then...

She looked up to see she was at the main gate, running for the school building excitedly. This was the first day of a new year, it was okay to be excited right? New grade, New teachers, new people, new everything. This year had to be perfect.. She was pretty awkward the year before. Most people just knew her as "The new guy from Europe." Akira walked into the building, shutting the main door behind her. Then she began to ponder on the Sophomore and Freshman pairings. She wondered if she would get a cool kid to show around, or one of those geeky-book worms? Either way, they'd best be able to keep up, cause she wasn't one to walk slow... Though the bonus points definitely had her perked up. She needed all the points she could get in math. 200 starting points definitely would smooth things over...for a while. Maybe by then she could get a tutor.

Where was I supposed to help out again..? Then she remembered, instantly running off to the hall, skidding to a stop to open the door, opening it slowly, "Is there anything left for me to help with?! I had to make sure that my grandmother was okay before I left."

She ran a hand through her hair, trying to fix it, slightly beat from running from her house to school. She felt pretty pathetic, because this was only the beginning of her exercise! She still had a junior to show around.. Hopefully she got one that wasn't too disagreeable. More importantly, she'd have to do a lot better if she wanted to join the sports teams as a boy. Taking care of grandma must have thrown off her training routine and whatnot. Gotta work harder

"You can clean the floors. Grab a broom. Most Sophomores haven't shown up yet. Relax~" said Mr. Fujima, winking at Akira, even though she was clearly male...at least to the uninformed eye. Though she doubted anyone had spies tracking her previous life in Britain. She trudged over and grabbed a broom, frowning a bit, "Really...this is how the year starts? How laaaame..."

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Character Portrait: Daisuke Li Kara Character Portrait: John Prescott Character Portrait: Rin Tateyama Character Portrait: Daniel Trist Character Portrait: Akira Miyuu Character Portrait: Hikari Ushino Character Portrait: Arietta Hakushiro Character Portrait: Kaoru Inoue Character Portrait: Ryou Giou Character Portrait: Aeon Shirokami Character Portrait: Himeko Kitogawa Character Portrait: Cassiopeia Elegy Argyris
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Himeko woke up early, but why wouldn't she? Most of the night she stared at the ceiling. If looks could kill, she would have bore a large hole into the bedroom ceiling, deep enough to see the night sky from her bed. She was nervous, but she had a right to be. Ever since the 6th grade Himeko was allowed to have her retainer and best friend, Kazuhiko, present during her classes. However, the Principal to her new school has deemed his presence inappropriate and unnecessary. If she wanted to quote the woman directly, her exact words were; "I realize that being separated from your...servant?... It inconveniences you, and makes you feel uncomfortable, but that's more reason to separate you now. He is a crutch that is to be quite frank, becoming a hindrance as far as your social growth is concerned. I forbid his presence on our campus during educational hours. If I catch him on the grounds between eight and three, he will be arrested. If I catch him on school property after eight in the afternoon he will be arrested."

Himeko closed her violet eyes, the only indication that she was part of the Kitogawa family at all. She looked nothing like either one of her parents, aside from those eyes. She had her mother's eyes, and there was no denying it. When her alarm rang, she let out an annoyed huff, because if she had a choice she'd simply stay in bed ALL day. As far as Himeko was concerned, she didn't want to grace Azuline Academy with her presence if Kazuhiko wasn't welcome. Though none the less she heard the knock on the other side of the door. Rolling her eyes, she rose from the bed, smoothing out the wrinkles in her silk night gown. It was mid-thigh in length, enough to cover anything 'indecent'. Satisfied that she was proper enough to be seen, "Kazuhiko!" she shouted in a flat tone, not angry, but not excited either. There was no real emotion behind it at all. The blonde man bowed after opening the door, stepping through afterward. She instinctively spread out her arms, waiting for Kazuhiko to dress her in the Azuline Academy summer uniform. He picked up the top off the rack, unaffected by her spoiled behavior. In fact, he was quite numb to it. He saw nothing wrong with her attitude about life, because he grew up around her. He knew more about her than possibly even she did herself. He dressed her, only receiving aid when it came to the skirt. She lifted her legs to slip inside of it, but he even had to zip it up. The only clothes she applied to herself was undergarments and her gown. Though who was he to complain? The pay was good, and he actually enjoyed her company. She was never actually cruel to him or anything. He was the only person aside from her little sister that Himeko felt truly...comfortable around, for lack of a better word. There was still a lot she didn't trust even him with. She was quite...defensive. Though he had a gut feeling that something bad was going to happen. As tough as she appeared to be, she was still quite naive and fragile underneath all the layers of defense mechanisms.

He bowed once he got her fully dressed, "I will return shortly with your breakfast, Ms. Kitogawa." He smiled, rising only after he finished his sentence. It earned him a frown from Himeko, but he only chuckled. He knew she hated the title, but he couldn't risk calling her by name with the possibility of her mother listening in. He brought in a cart that had a rather extensive assortment of breakfast items on top. She eyed each choice before picking up an apple, glass of milk, and toast. She didn't eat much, so he didn't understand why they bothered. Most days she picked the same three items. Kazuhiko never would understand rich people.

Himeko ate silently, and stood when she was done. Kazuhiko took the cart out, letting the cook take over as he escorted her outside of the Kitogawa estate. There waited a car, and he opened the back door for her. She got in and he drove her to school without another word between the two of them. Once outside of Airdalen, he looked through the rear view mirror, "Nervous, Himeko-chan?" He asked with a slightly teasing voice. The blonde glared at him with malice before smiling a bit, "Not as nervous as you'll be." she retorted in a somewhat cold tone. She wasn't puppy dogs and daisies with Kazuhiko, but she was considerably nicer to him than anyone else, her little sister excluded.

She let herself out of the car, before he could open it, "You can't come, remember? I might as well get used to doing some things on my own.." She smiled at him, though it was fake. Honestly she was anxious. Who would dress her? Brush her hair? She'd never done any of that on her own before. She grabbed her bag, slamming the door shut before departing. Not offering a goodbye as she approached the building, looking it over. She followed signs until she made it inside and found the gym immediately due to it's ideal location. She hesitated outside, noticing a list of clubs... MANDATORY?! Her eyes instantly widened, and she frowned as she began looking them over. Two!? ...Not a lot to choose from... Band...and Theater. I hate this school... She thought, now in a sour mood. She entered the Gymnasium, eyes landing on a few other students. Two males making conversation in the middle of the floor, one small girl reading a book, which caused her to smile. Somewhat like what I'd do... Then she noticed a dark haired male student, who appeared that he could be model status. He and the girl both had dark hair, she felt like an outsider here. The two on the floor had lighter hair, but still. She doubted anyone came from Russia. Deciding to not focus on how she was the odd man out, she noticed something else. The very tall guy, who appeared to be well over six feet tall,(Ryou) had the same packet that her father had given her about Azuline Academy in his hands. Judging by his appearance he wasn't a Freshman, so she deduced that he was a transfer, much like herself. He's new too..?

Feeling relieved that she wasn't the only one, she decided to sit in his vicinity, but not too close. It was comforting, without the anxiety that making conversation would bring her. She wasn't able to hold conversation with average students, let alone with some guy who appeared to be straight off an Hollister advertisement. Not to mention she didn't know where else to put herself honestly.. Being uprooted from her home country, the principal denying Kazuhiko's presence... She felt like she was trying to catch air in a jar.. She started looking through the packet as well, seeing as there was nothing else she could occupy her mind with at the moment, groaning when she saw the Freshman and Sophomore pairing on the list of welcoming activities. 200 bonus points? Am I supposed to have a 4.1 GPA? She thought with a laugh, considering her's typically was a 4.0 in Russia. Though she wasn't sure if she'd have as much luck in Japan. Standards were...pretty high. She'd have to do some major studying to keep her top grades, "Seriously..? A Freshman? I barely found the Gym.." she signed hed aloud, allowing herself to gaze around the room once more. This was the school? She'd be living here five days a week?, "This seriously blows.." Her accent was foreign, but her Japanese was perfect. Probably due to her Japanese father.

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Character Portrait: John Prescott Character Portrait: Rin Tateyama Character Portrait: Daniel Trist Character Portrait: Akira Miyuu Character Portrait: Hikari Ushino Character Portrait: Arietta Hakushiro Character Portrait: Kaoru Inoue Character Portrait: Ryou Giou Character Portrait: Aeon Shirokami Character Portrait: Himeko Kitogawa Character Portrait: Cassiopeia Elegy Argyris
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"Daniel"
The boy didn't stir, but he had heard the voice.
"Daniel!"
He fidgeted a bit, but fell still soon after.
"DANIEL! If you want to eat out then you'll have to get up now!"
"Alright, alright."

Daniel sluggishly made his way out of the covers to his bed. Not far away, Cato impatiently twirled the keys to the car waiting in the garage. He was already dressed in a black suite, the expensive watch on his wrist catching the glint of the morning sun through the windows. Daniel's bodyguard/butler/mentor/a lot of other things took a seat outside the boy's rather spacious room. After sitting on the edge of his bed and staring out the window a few seconds, Daniel made his way to the restroom and went through the morning routine. The boy promptly exited the room dressed and washed, following Caleb at a brisk pace to the waiting car.

The Lexus was a rather striking figure, even laying at rest in the enclosed space. Daniel hopped into the back seat as his bodyguard went ahead with opening the garage door and pulling out of the drive way. It was rather early, and the sun had risen not too long ago, giving off more of a glow through the cloud cover rather than the bright shine brought by noon.

"Nice day, isn't it Caleb? I always liked the warm glow the sun gives off through the clouds." The relationship between the boy and his bodyguard was rather good, almost like a friendship.
"Yeah, it sure is." Caleb replied while turning into the breakfast restaurant. Daniel had wanted to go to one of those pancake houses. Considering this was Japan, they weren't as numerous as they were back in the U.S. but Caleb had done his research.
"Wow, it's been some time since I've had pancakes. Do you like pancakes too?" The two got out of the car and Caleb locked it up with the push of a button.
"Eh, they're fine. I never really had a 'favorite' breakfast dish."

They were seated at a window booth and given their menus.
"I'm going to have the 'House Breakfast.'" Daniel said to the waiter not long after.
"I'll have the farmer's omelet." The waiter thanked them and stated that he'd return shortly.

"How are you feeling about school starting up again?"
"It's a lot earlier than I'm used to." School normally didn't start until September in America. "Honestly, I feel a bit cheated out of my vacation." The duo shared a light laugh.

Their waiter returned with the food, and after the two had finished, Daniel instructed Cato to leave a generous tip.
"Daniel, the waiter could spill a bottle of grape juice on you and you'd still leave a tip of 40%." Caleb said after they had gotten back in the car and were well on their way to the school.
"I don't know if I'd go that far, but maybe if it was clear soda." The young aristocrat replied with a smile.

Soon, they had arrived at the school parking lot and Caleb put the car into park.
"Be careful out there Daniel, I'm not gonna be their to tell you who's alright and who's not. You'll have to maek that decision for yourself."
"Oh come on Caleb, you think everyone's out to get me."
"That's my job...you sure you don't want to at least try-"
"No" Daniel cut him off. "You read it, you're not allowed in their. I'll see you soon anyway."

Daniel exited the car alone and made his way through the front door and down the halls of the school. Nobody really seemed to mind him, despite the fact that his blonde hair made him stand out a bit. Nobody really knew him here, but Daniel didn't really have a problem with that, he was fine with making new friends. Outside what seemed to be the room where the 'opening ceremony' of sorts was meant to take place, Daniel spotted a couple embracing (Aeon and Cassiopeia). They seemed to be Sophomores, but he wasn't too sure of himself. Leaving the two alone, the boy entered the welcoming room.

Unfamiliar faces and figures scattered the area. Boy here, girl there. A Sophomore to his right, Freshman to his left. A couple heads of blond hair caught his eyes (John and Arietta), Daniel hadn't thought the population would be this diverse. The aristocrat made his way towards the female, partly because she didn't already seemed occupied, and partly because of the rather sad look on her face as she sweeped the floors.

"Hi there," A curious look took over his face. "Should I be helping with the cleaning too?" More than actually wondering, Daniel had just used the question as a conversation primer. He didn't really want to ask how she was doing, 'not so good' was obvious.

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Character Portrait: Daisuke Li Kara Character Portrait: John Prescott Character Portrait: Rin Tateyama Character Portrait: Daniel Trist Character Portrait: Akira Miyuu Character Portrait: Hikari Ushino Character Portrait: Arietta Hakushiro Character Portrait: Kaoru Inoue Character Portrait: Ryou Giou Character Portrait: Aeon Shirokami Character Portrait: Himeko Kitogawa Character Portrait: Cassiopeia Elegy Argyris
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ATTENTION: Mr. Fujima Post


Mr. Fujima rushed to the stage with a smirk spread across his facial features. His golden eyes scanned the room as he grabbed the microphone, unhooking it from the stand, "Attention all students. Please put your cleaning supplies in the gym's broom cupboard and take a seat on the bleachers in a neatly fashion while I make a few back to school announcements before the real fun starts~" He added in a cheerful manner. He ran a hand through his crimson hair, waiting for everyone to follow through with his instructions before continuing, "I know you all missed the lovely Azuline staff, and I just can't wait to get to know this year's Freshman class." He winked to the crowd, mostly focusing his words toward the female students present. That is, until Principal Riyumiya cleared her throat and gave him a hardhearted glare. He chuckled, going through the flash cards in his hands, dropping a few due to her intimidating gaze. He quickly scooped them up and tugged at his tie nervously, "A-anyways~ First off I would like to inform everyone that the lovely lady standing behind me is your new Principal, Ms. Riyumiya. Secondly, Ms. Riyumiya is responsible for the numerous scholarships that have been distributed to several less fortunate, but highly qualified students. There will be an end of year exam for all students, but it is especially important for all students attending on a scholarship to score a seventy percent or higher if they wish to attend Azuline Academy next year. Lastly, I shall announce the Freshman and Sophomore pairings. All Juniors and Seniors are free to head on to class, we have a few social exercises planned for our first and second year partners. If you have ANY questions, I am always here to listen to my students~" he cooed in a flirtatious voice as the principal glared him into submission once more. He shivered, before shaking off the murderous intent of her stare and quickly began reading off names, "As I call your name, stand on the floor." He waited for the upperclassmen to leave before he announced the first pairing.

"Second year; Akira Miyuu is paired with First year; Rin Tateyama." He pointed to the gymnasium floor, ushering for the two to rise and join each other on the stage. Then he continued on with the rest of the pairs, "Second year; John Prescott is paired with First year; Arietta Hakushiro." As he announced their names their picture on their Student ID card flashed across the presentation board behind him for all to see, mostly so everyone would be able to identify their partner, "Second year; Himeko Kitogawa is paired with First year; Daisuke Li Kara." The then began a second row of teams, wanting the pairs of two to line up across the gym floor in rows of three, "Second year; Ryou Giou is paired with First year; Hikari Ushino." the other staff including kind and naive Mrs. Ryoma and stern Ms. Aizaka aided the teams in where they should stand as Mr. Fujima continued, "Second year; Cassiopeia Elegy Argyris is paired with First year; Daniel Trist." then he cleared his throat, naming off several other pairings before finally reaching the last pairing, "Second year; Aeon Belrose is paired with First year; Kaoru Inoue." The teacher grinned as the pairings formed, giving each of them a chance to find their partner before finishing his statement to the students, "You are to escort your Freshman partner around campus and help them settle in to their dorm room. Those who are ranked above an 80% by their Freshman partner will receive a reward. Anyone caught being difficult or rude to their partner will have Two hundred points deducted from their grade. This includes the Freshman class. Have fun, and please remember that I am always here to help students in need~"

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"Hi there. Should I be helping with the cleaning too?"


Arietta nearly jumped out of her skin, "Hello." She smiled as bright as she could muster, a little shaken. She didn't expect a conversation this early in the game, so she was a bit taken back. Her sapphire eyes met amethyst and she blinked in a moment of stupor. Is that a normal eye color? She thought, trying to think about the typical colors she'd seen. Then he continued to speak, and she laughed a bit, seeing as she didn't wait for instruction on where to be. Now she felt a bit rebellious, "I don't know. Honestly I think Freshman are supposed to sit... I think Sophomores are supposed to be cleaning this morning.." she tapped her chin, letting her eyes scan Daniel for a moment. He held himself confidently. Was he popular or simply arrogant? She couldn't decide based on their tidbit of interaction, "I'm Arietta Hakushiro, First year. Nice to meet you....?" She held out her free hand, leaning against the broom with her other arm. She didn't think he spoke his own name, so she left that part to be filled in by him.

"Attention all students. Please put your cleaning supplies in the gym's broom cupboard and take a seat on the bleachers in a neatly fashion while I make a few back to school announcements before the real fun starts~"

She waved to Daniel, a small smile on her face as she returned the supplies to the broom closet, taking a seat next Rin, the opposite side of Hikari. She didn't really make conversation, she simply saw it as the first available spot. She brushed her blonde hair behind her ear, listening to the teacher talk.

"A-anyways~ First off I would like to inform everyone that the lovely lady standing behind me is your new Principal, Ms. Riyumiya. Secondly, Ms. Riyumiya is responsible for the numerous scholarships that have been distributed to several less fortunate, but highly qualified students. There will be an end of year exam for all students, but it is especially important for all students attending on a scholarship to score a seventy percent or higher if they wish to attend Azuline Academy next year. Lastly, I shall announce the Freshman and Sophomore pairings. All Juniors and Seniors are free to head on to class, we have a few social exercises planned for our first and second year partners. If you have ANY questions, I am always here to listen to my students~"

This teacher.. He's really charming, but he overdoes it a little.. She smiled, feeling that she might actually like this school. Then her eyes landed on the Principal. She seemed rather cold and unapproachable... Arietta doubted she would spend a lot of time building a relationship with the woman if she could avoid it. End of year exams? Why should anyone worry? Tests are a piece of cake. Well.. I guess most kids my age find homework antagonistic.. I'm weird. That's why I have this habit... that's why I had to move schools..

"You are to escort your Freshman partner around campus and help them settle in to their dorm room. Those who are ranked above an 80% by their Freshman partner will receive a reward. Anyone caught being difficult or rude to their partner will have Two hundred points deducted from their grade. This includes the Freshman class. Have fun, and please remember that I am always here to help students in need~"

Two hundred point deduction? Good thing I'm good with people...most of the time. She thought a little relieved. She hoped she didn't get a nerd or something. She wasn't sure she could be courteous to someone unpopular. She didn't want to commit social suicide before class officially started... but she'd do just about anything to protect her grade.

"Second year; John Prescott is paired with First year; Arietta Hakushiro."

When the picture of the guy crossed the screen, she quirked an eyebrow. Doesn't look too nerdy... She thought, standing up calmly as possible. She dusted herself off and straightened out her skirt before approaching him on the gym floor. She didn't wait for Mrs. Ryoma or Ms. Aizaka, she found him all on her own. It wasn't like she was blind or anything, "Nice to meet you, John-san. I'm Arietta Hakushiro, I hope you look forward to the event as much as I do." She lied, seeing as she really felt she could find her own way around. She found the Gym easily enough.. Though she kept reminding herself of the two hundred point deduction and the possibility that being around John would boost her popularity.

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"Good morning too!" Cassiopeia happily greeted back. She was used to Aeon's rather standoffish personality. However, she sees a bit more to this as well. He was not turning away from her rather touchy show of attachment. He was rather a gentleman in this aspect which made her smile brighter than ever. "Well, I have Hotaru with me." It was impossible for her to come to harm if her every watchful guardian is with her. It is why she is very thankful to have such a wonderful person by her side and now there was another addition to that group of amazing people in her life, the man who is said to be her fiancé, Aeon. It has been too long since they saw each other. It has been a few years and their communication most of the time were emails and calls. That is why she is very happy to finally see him in the flesh.

"Yup! I've been briefed! I won't fail you." She stated in a very determined and sincere tone. It was also reflected on her face. That was when she felt the fluttering touch of Aeon's hand on her cheek. It was remarkably nice and warm. She could not help but smile adoringly with a faint reddening of her cheeks. These random moments from him were the best and she knows to be true. It is because he had been the kind to never show anything unless it is real. This is one of his endearing qualities if only, he could be like this to others, but, she would not change him as he is now. "Don't worry, I'l be fine, promise." He then returned to his stoic demeanor which she didn't take any offense in. She was used to it as her arms were removed around him which she allowed.

He led the way as she followed by his side while looking around. This was really amazing for her as it reflected on her wine red eyes. She had never seen so many people in one place before. The events she had attended are limited to the Argyris castle and are all private ones. She could not help but look so innocently happy like a child inside a toy store. She was really excited that she was completely oblivious to the looks she was receiving, both of curiosity, surprise, envy and so forth. The last part was due to the one beside her, Aeon.

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"This is so amazing, Aeon. So many people..." She noted as she followed him to their seats. She happily sat down and continued looking at everyone else. She couldn't wait for the school to finally start and meet her classmates and make friends.

That was when a staff or a teacher began to make the announcements. He seemed to be a very fun and easygoing guy to meet. The new principal and he seemed to be close. (she has an odd perception in life) It was good to see it as the teacher continued on saying that he will be announcing the pairings. She clasped her hands together in excitement as she wanted to meet the freshman she will be paired with. "I can't wait to meet mine!" She stated and then her name was called showing her picture along with her freshman, Daniel Trist. He was a boy with blonde hair. He looks nice. She stood from her seat in which Aeon's name was called afterwards. "Let's go Aeon!" She didn't wait for him as she already went down with a happy skip in her steps.

She was guided by the teachers to her line and glanced at Aeon who did the same. Cassiopeia then was face-to-face with her partner. "Hello, my name is Cassiopeia Elegy Argyris. It is nice to meet you. You can call me anything you want." She reached out her hand to him as a means of a handshake. Her smile was beautiful on her face as her red eyes gleamed with kindness and joy. "I hope we can be friends and get along well." Her cheerfulness and enthusiasm were sincere along with her words. The announcement about being ranked or not being rude to each other passed by her ear like the wind. She really didn't care about such things, because all she really wants is to enjoy her time as a student and during that time, she could make friends. Plus, it's not really much of a problem for her to get along with anyone, it has been one of her traits to be extremely positive of things and that extends to anyone she meets. "That's right, I'm kinda new too but, welcome to Azuline Academy! I hope we have a great year."

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!!! Attention !!!
Mr. Fujima / Ms. Riyumiya Post
(Also my Akira post so I don't ruin my word count..)


"Now that pretty much all groups have gotten together, feel free to begin your tours. You can start anywhere around the campus, but be sure to introduce your freshman partner to the ENTIRE building by lunch period." Mr Fujima announced. He was about to continue, but was interrupted. Principal Riyumiya put her hand on his chest, signaling for him to step aside. She then proceeded to the front of the stage, taking over the announcements. She stared at the students with a stone hard gaze before clearing her throat, "All cellphones are to be turned in. We have a router that will tell us who has failed to do so and you will automatically lose one letter grade from your GPA if you're caught with your personal phone. Each student will be given a school friendly cellular device. It has every single Azuline student's number programmed into the easy to use database. All conversations are recorded, as are pictures sent. Keep it clean and we won't have issues. You are allowed to call family and outside sources with this phone, but cussing or any other indecent behavior is strictly prohibited from being spread via your new smart device. Thank you, you may begin your day." and she stepped away from the microphone, watching the students like a hawk. She didn't even seem to really care if the students realized this was really one big psychology experiment.. and they were the guinea pigs.





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"I apologize, Akira-San.. but yes Rin-San is fine. Lets not go with formalities."

Akira shook her head, and waved casually in Rin's direction, silently assuring her that it was alright. Akira wondered why she was so nervous, but just brushed it off as Freshman nerves, "That's good." She replied in relief, honestly she wasn't sure if she could go an entire year calling someone by their last name. She knew it was common here, but it was still so weird to her even after living in this country for going on two years now. Everything in Japan was practically the opposite of Britain. It was a culture shock and a half when she came here. Luckily her Japanese Stepfather taught her English AND Japanese from childhood. She was as fluent in Japanese as she was her native tongue, "You don't have to apologize. I make a lot of mistakes, so we might as well just keep driving. A bump in the road won't keep us from our destination. It just makes it interesting."

"Yes I was thinking of Choir and basketball.."

"That's cool. We're going to be in a club together. I am joining Basketball for my second year in a row." She grinned at the quiet girl, a little impressed at a girl like her was going to join a sport. She didn't expect it and it made her partner a lot more appealing now. She felt guilty now for assuming that Rin would be a typical nerd, but at least she hadn't said anything out loud. She didn't ruin her chances at a possible friendship before it even started, for once. At least we'll have something to talk about from now on. Akira thought to eagerly. Was she any good? What were her favorite teams? She had a lot of questions spiraling in her head.

"But.."

Eh? Akira tilted her head at Rin, hands still jammed into her pockets. Everything about Akira's body language screamed masculinity, but her facial features were rather androgynous. It did her, nor those around her any favors. She blinked curiously, chocolate brown eyes staring intently at Rin, wondering what seemed to be bothering her.

"I'm not good at sports at all.."

....Oh. That explains it. This is going to be....bad. She thought, but kept a straight face for the girl's sake. She knew what it was like to get made fun of.. regardless of the reason, no one had a right to make fun of another's sporting ability.. at least in Akira's opinion. She rubbed the back of her neck and laughed a bit, "Don't worry. I had a bad season last year because of a death in the family. You should see a little time on the court, no matter how bad you might or might not be." She assured Rin. Akira wasn't sure why, but something about this girl's vibe made Akira feel a bit protective in an older sibling kind of way. It was weird, but she assumed it was due to the potential grade reduction. She was probably just taking her role a little too seriously in her anxiety. Akira put a warm smile on her face as she continued, "Besides, I'm doing a lot better than last year, we can practice after school. A lot of people come to the games so you'll wanna get the best you can at it. Azuline has a lot of school spirit."

"I'm guessing you're very athletic, it must be nice.. Must be in many sport clubs right, Akira-San?"

She noticed Rin's gaze and blushed a bit, laughing nervously, "I work out a lot and do gymnastics in my free time.. The school only offers; Kendo, Judo, Basketball, and Tennis... so not really. I only join Basketball. Cheerleading is the closest thing this school has to gymnastics, but be honest, do I LOOK like a cheerleader?" she asked, quirking an eyebrow at Rin. With the wig, and the fact Akira wore no makeup, she did pass pretty well for a boy. She looked about 60% masculine and 40% feminine, give or take depending on angle and if her throat was visible to others or not.

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The blonde girl seemed a bit startled by his greeting, but gave a bright smile nonetheless. The girl giggled a bit at what he had said. She was cute.
"I don't know. Honestly I think Freshman are supposed to sit... I think Sophomores are supposed to be cleaning this morning...I'm Arietta Hakushiro, First year. Nice to meet you....?" Arietta extended a hand, which Daniel shook.
"Daniel Trist, first year. The pleasure is all mine." But a few moments after he finished, the voice of a teacher interrupted their exchange.

"Attention all students. Please put your cleaning supplies in the gym's broom cupboard and take a seat on the bleachers in a neatly fashion while I make a few back to school announcements before the real fun starts~" Hearing the instructions, Arietta waved as she went her way to put away the cleaning supplies. The almost disappointed look on her face was gone, replaced by a smile. Daniel loved being able to cheer people up, some might say it was a gift. He waved back before taking a seat next to some random students he had never even seen before. It wouldn't matter, teachers tended to get angry if you talked while they were talking anyways. He could hold off a while.

The man making the announcements continued with introducing the principle and Daniel spaced out for a second, but the calling of his name caught the boys attention. "Second year; Cassiopeia Elegy Argyris is paired with First year; Daniel Trist." Cassiopeia was a girls name...he realized luck was on his side when the picture of his partner was shown on the presentation screen. Daniel didn't pay much attention to the part about the point deductions and such, the Freshman got along with most of everyone he met. The teachers directed him to the girl's whereabouts, and when face to face with her, she looked even more beautiful than on that presentation screen.

"Hello, my name is Cassiopeia Elegy Argyris. It is nice to meet you. You can call me anything you want." Cassiopeia extended a hand. Shaking gently, Daniel replied.
"Daniel Trist, a pleasure." The accent in the words was unavoidable, it hadn't been very long since the boy had moved. Nevertheless, the upperclassman's aura was so kind and friendly, it reminded him of his own. "I'm afraid my Japanese isn't the best, but please call me what you'd prefer as well." He loved it when things got off on the right foot.
"I hope we can be friends and get along well." From the way things looked, they would get along well. The girl reminded Daniel of himself in a sense, and he'd get along with himself better than just about anyone.

"I'm sure we'll get along just fine" He meant it, they were probably one of the best group pairings out of all the others.

"That's right, I'm kinda new too but, welcome to Azuline Academy! I hope we have a great year." Daniel's partner said with sparkle in her eyes.
"Thank you," the young aristocrat replied. "I wish you a good year as well." Maybe his stay at Japan wouldn't be bad at all, if things kept rolling in this direction

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Wow.... That is the initial thought which flashed inside her head. The freshman given to her was a foreigner like her. Amazing. Plus, he seemed someone that is easy to get along with. She has no complaints, well, she would never have such things whoever is thrown her way. That is just simply how she is. She nodded happily as he introduced himself as Daniel Trist and said, that his Japanese was not good which was understandable. The same could be said about her. Her diction was still not on the spot and her Greek accent is prominent. "Then... I'll call you Daniel." She said with a bright smile on her face. "Don't worry about your Japanese." She then pointed at herself in a rather embarrassed manner. "I'm the same. We can speak in English and we could help each other in learning the Japanese language." Then, she remembered something as her eyes widened a bit. It seemed that she is getting ahead of herself. "I'm sorry if I'm getting hyper or something. Tell me if it bothers you." This sentence was spoken in perfect English as she seemed to have settled a bit.

Then, there was another announcement. It seemed that they would be having the whole morning for touring. That was exciting. She could not wait to look around, but there was a bit of a problem there. She began to speak in English as she believed she would be able to deliver her meanings more properly. "Uhm... Daniel." She looked at the blonde boy in a guilty manner. She was quite the busybody with her expressions. "I might not be able to give you a proper tour... I really have no idea where is where..." There was a small pout on her lips making her look rather adorable in an innocent way. Then, there was another announcement in which the principal said that all personal phones would be handed over. Well, she was not bothered by that. Her concern mainly was Hotaru. "I guess I should copy some numbers..."

Taking out her phone, she managed to produce a pen and paper. She wrote down the important numbers she should know and when she was done, she had an accomplished face on. "All done! Shall we turn in our phones now?" She asked him and then went towards the staff who were gathering the phones. She handed hers without much of a resistance. Now, that is all done. She looked at Daniel with a thoughtful look. Then, she smiled brightly.

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"So... Where should we go first?" Cassie asked actually, she could ask for Aeon's help. But, this is something she wanted to do. She was supposed to be helping her freshman with her own abilities, so, she will do this on her own for now. Though, she realized something with her question. "I'm not appearing that reliable aren't I?"

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"Then... I'll call you Daniel. Don't worry about your Japanese. I'm the same. We can speak in English and we could help each other in learning the Japanese language." Maybe it was because he was still learning the language, but his partner's accent hadn't dawned on him until now. Well at least they were on common ground, unfortunately this would mean Daniel would have to find a different source for any questions.
"Oh good," he switched over to English. English was Daniel's first language, so it was much easier for him to communicate this way. He also knew French, but Cassiopeia was Greek, so that wouldn't really work well.
"I'm sorry if I'm getting hyper or something. Tell me if it bothers you." She was so modest...kind, cute...the list went on.
"No, no. You're fine, in fact I'd rather you act a bit hyper than quiet and bland." Compliments, girls loved compliments.

"Uhm... Daniel. I might not be able to give you a proper tour... I really have no idea where is where..." A almost guilty look crossed her face at her inability to properly introduce him to the school. Daniel didn't mind though, it would probably be better for them to get closer by exploring the campus together.
"Oh it's fine, I'm sure it will be better if we find out together." The boy's cheerful tone would lift his partner's spirits.

The principles voice rang out soon after, practically ordering the students to turn in their phones. Daniel didn't really like that woman much, but sometimes people would be that way. "I guess I should copy some numbers..." his partner said, reaching for her phone. He himself didn't need to do such a thing. All the important number were well noted in Daniel's brain. Drawing the iPhone from the pocket of his trousers, the aristocrat went ahead flipping through unread messages and notifications. After jotting down a couple numbers, Cassiopeia looked up. "All done! Shall we turn in our phones now?"

"Yeah, sure." Daniel replied as he followed the girl to the staff collecting their handheld electronics. He went ahead and handed the phone to one of the teachers who flashed a smile. "So... Where should we go first?" The Freshman gave it some thought, racking his brain for any recollection from when he had first seen the school from a distance.
"I think the dorming area isn't super far from here. Why don't we try to find that place first?" Cassiopeia's not knowing the campus very well wasn't much of a problem in his book, Daniel was rather easy going and carefree.
"I'm not appearing that reliable aren't I?" Understandably, the Sophomore felt sorry for him.
"It's not your fault you weren't here last year, besides, I'm sure I could count on you for just about anything." Starting off towards the direction of the dorms he called back to Cassiopeia. "C'mon, we only have until lunchtime to explore every part of this school."

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Cassiopeia could not help but smile softly with warmth. Daniel said that he was fine with how she was right now. It made her happy that he was accepting of her faults or it could be just he was being nice. It meant that he was actually kind, right? In her world, most people do not have ulterior motives whatsoever even if they do. She was fortunate that she has not been exposed to such people until now. "Okay, thank you, Daniel." She said while making a few quick steps to walk beside Daniel. It was then she took notice of Aeon leaving the gymnasium as well with someone in tow. It was probably his freshman, but she had gentleness in her eyes which was because of what Aeon did. He left her alone which she could only think as him letting her do thing by herself. Why is it that Aeon understands her without much saying? She will never know, but she was lucky to have the care of a very kind man even if many would disagree with that.

She took back her attention to Daniel who suggested to look for the dormitories. That's right they will be staying here during the entire schooling period. Thinking about it is very exciting for her. She had never been out of the castle, so all of these things are practically new to her. "The dormitories... I wonder what they looked like." She muttered to herself. "Do you think we would be having the same room, Daniel?" This was not a trick question or an ice-breaker. She was seriously asking it since they are partners and if the purpose is to enhance relationship, then it's logical for them to be together even in the dormitories, right? This implies that she has little inhibition towards the opposite gender or she is completely innocent about the deeper implications of that. It was actually both.

"If so, I hope you don't mind me." She added while following his lead. The other students were occasionally looking at their way. It was unavoidable as her appearance was striking due to her albino features, white hair, and red eyes. They would make anyone look odd but, she wears it as if such traits were made for her. Then, she remembered the piece of paper handed to her earlier by Hotaru. "Oh! This might help" She exclaimed as she took it out of her pocket and looked at it. "Oh, no map... These are my classes... Oh, there are clubs!" The thought made her excited as she looked at Daniel with another question in mind.

"Are you going to join any clubs? I think it would be very fun." Cassie knew that she would have to inform Hotaru and Aeon if she wanted to join any extracurricular activities, so, she couldn't decided out front of if she would join any. But, she has a feeling that she would be joining the Drama Club, It won't be too grueling and seemed like a lot of fun being actors or even making props and all. Well, that is what she had read in a book. If possible too, she would be joining Kendo, Aeon would be there so at the very least he could make sure she would not overexert herself and still experience something physical. "May be after we check the dormitory, we could go and look at the clubs. What do you think?" She asked him with a cute innocence that was not conceited or fake, that was simply how she is, very natural.

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Cassiopeia quickened her pace to catch up with her Freshman partner. The two left the gymnasium, making their way towards the dormitories...or at least where they thought the dormitories were. "The dormitories... I wonder what they looked like. " the girl seemed to be talking to herself until a question raised Daniel's attention. "Do you think we would be having the same room, Daniel? If so, I hope you don't mind me." He stifled a laugh, realizing his partner was being rather serious. Regaining his composure the Freshman thought up a reply with a smile still lingering.
"I don't think we'll be sharing rooms, although I wouldn't mind you in the slightest. The boys and girls have separate dorms from what I've been informed." She really was naive...to be honest, he was too at times, but not to this extent. He had a feeling there was a possibility she wasn't educated about "the birds and the bees." Even at this age.

Daniel didn't mind though, it would be rather interesting to be around her. Not to mention that his partners innocence only made her even cuter. "Oh! This might help!" The Sophomore dug into her pocket, retrieving a paper. Casseopeia's face fell a bit after glancing t it, but her enthusiasm returned mid-sentence and without a moments notice. "Oh, no map... These are my classes... Oh, there are clubs!" She looked up at Daniel again. "Are you going to join any clubs? I think it would be very fun."
"Oh yes, the clubs..." Daniel thought about it a bit. He was sure he had signed up for at least one. "Oh! I believe I'm joining theater!" the boy exclaimed as the memory came into view. The Fresham had always liked theater and wasn't too bad an actor, some might even say he was "exceptional." Daniel didn't use those skills outside of the stage very often however, lying and swindling wasn't his style.

"May be after we check the dormitory, we could go and look at the clubs. What do you think?" the albino girl asked.
"I think that's a great idea." Daniel began to ascend a flight of stairs that by some miracle led him to the Sophomore dorms. "I'm sure we won't have any trouble finding those clubs, after all, look what we've found already. Besides, Lady Luck isn't a lesbian you know." The aristocrat gave a playful wink. "I'm not about to flirt with a girl who's older and already has a boyfriend...am I?" He waved away the thought, Casseopeia probably wouldn't even pick up any implications anyways.

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It seems that Daniel wouldn't mind having her as a roommate that is nice. Knowing that someone would not be bothered having her makes her happy was reflected with a smile on her lips. The only problem with that would be Hotaru who had told her from the beginning that she must have her own room. She was not certain if that was possible, but she was assured but Hotaru that Aeon would make the arrangements. It was done out of consideration of her condition and she was thankful for that. She is a bit sadden that precautions must be made so that she will be able to experience a normal life as much as possible. So, she must do certain things to ensure that even if it does limit her interactions to the people she wants to be friends with.

Cassiopeia nodded while noting the club which Daniel had signed up for. He was going to join the theater. If she was not mistaken, it's about acting, beautiful costumes, stages, and story. That meant she will be seeing him acting many roles like a prince, knight, doctor, monster, and other roles that could be cooked up by the club. It was all so exciting. She wondered if she could join that one. "I can't wait to see you on stage. I'll definitely watch and support you." She said with a bright smile on her face and a sincere tone. It was a good thing that she suggested to look at the clubs too and he agreed. They took on a flight of stairs and soon reached what should be the sophomore dormitory.

Daniel was right they were rather lucky to find the dormitory without much trouble. This will be the place she will be staying in for the rest of the school year. "We're lucky indeed!" She said with enthusiasm though, she wasn't certain what he meant about Lady Luck not being a lesbian. She took in his words and had a thoughtful look on her face. There was also a noticeable pout on her lips indicating that she was thinking about it, but she just couldn't get it. She had not read that on any book or heard it as far as she can recall in her memory. Shaking her head, she gave up on thinking it on herself and decided to ask the one who spoke it. "Daniel, what do you mean Lady Luck is not a lesbian? Did someone think she is?"

Most people would say that this would be just act to look like so naive and pure. The playful wink is already a giveaway that Daniel was flirting with her but, Cassiopeia had been used to such display among his siblings that it was just a gesture of friendliness and a tad bit of mischief. So in her case, it was not an act because she really didn't get it. Plus, Aeon never did such things to her and the only experience she could have in the love department would be coming from her fiancé. "And would that be bad if she is? I think everyone is free to love who they want to." She added with gentleness and strong belief about the words she had said. But, she was also quick to divert her attention. She saw some signs indicating that Daniel was right that the rooms were divided.

"It seemed the boys will be staying over there and the girls will be over here, but all on the same floor." She pointed at the direction respectively and then saw another sign near another staircase saying freshman dormitories. "Oh, it seems your room is just upstairs. That's convenient." She stated brightly as she looked at Daniel. "That means you can reach me whenever you need help." She added enthusiastically. "Let's take a quick look." After saying that, she grabbed hold of Daniel's hand and pulled on the boy like a child tugging his parents with excitement. When the dormitory tour is done, they would be starting on the clubs which was apparently on another building. It seemed that they still have time to spare before the time's limit is up.

"Daniel look over there. I think that's where the club room are there." She pointed excitedly while pulling Daniel towards it with her hand still holding his. This gesture of course has no romantic inclination coming from her, but one could never say what others might think. Anyway, there first stop would be... "Oh, another gym?" It was the first thing she saw upon entering, she peeked through the doors and saw students playing basketball. "This must be the basketball club!" She said with excitement clear on her eyes. She had always wanted to do sports but, they fear for her health which might aggravate her condition. Then. she glanced on other nearby room which made her smile brightly. "A pool!" She looked at Daniel excitedly. "Do you know how to play basketball or swim, Daniel?"

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His partner expressed her excitement of looking forward to seeing him on stage. "She really is kind...at heart." The boy reminded himself how lucky he really was to have such a nice partner. "We're lucky indeed!"
"Beautiful on the outside and the inside...reminds me of myself." He liked to joke to himself sometimes...in his thoughts, if that wasn't a bit strange.
"Daniel, what do you mean Lady Luck is not a lesbian? Did someone think she is?" a thoughtful look was on his partner's face. "And would that be bad if she is? I think everyone is free to love who they want to." Daniel was not too surprised at this response, now that he thought about it, he never really expected Cassiopeia to get it in the first place.
"Uh...it was just a joke." a nervous smile spread across his face.

"It seemed the boys will be staying over there and the girls will be over here, but all on the same floor." Cassiopeia pointed towards the living-spaces. "Oh, it seems your room is just upstairs. That's convenient." A sign pointing out the location of the Freshman dormitories caught the aristocrat's eye. "That means you can reach me whenever you need help. Let's take a quick look." The Sophomore grabbed his hand and tugged him around the entire dorm area. Daniel couldn't help but think of the times when he had done so to his own father. That was a while ago, but the nostalgia took hold as quickly as it let go. The tour of the dorms breezed by as quickly as briskly as the partners walked.

"Daniel look over there. I think that's where the club room are there." His partner pulled them closer to the club area. "Oh, another gym? This must be the basketball club!" It seemed to be the second gymnasium indeed, unfortunately Daniel wouldn't be seeing much of it unless he attended their school's games. As the partners continued on they came across "A pool!" The club area really was nice, seemed as if a lot of money was put into it. Exceptional.

Suddenly, the girl's voice addressed the Freshman. "Do you know how to play basketball or swim, Daniel?"
"Uh..." The usually talkative boy was at a loss of words as one of his largest flaws was directly questioned. Daniel had never really been the athletic type, never really liked the burn of exercise or the soreness of the following day. "Not...really..." His eyes gravitated towards the floor but perked up again at the next statement. "How about you? Will you be joining either of those clubs this year?"

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Daniel appeared to be a joker as he waved the Lady Luck matter as something not serious. She felt a bit of an idiot. She believed the proper response to that should be a laughter if it was joke. She would have need to ask Aeon or Hotaru about jokes like that so, that she would not be placing her partner in an odd light. That's the right thing to do and she wanted her relationship with her freshman to go smoothly as possible, not for the sake of grades. She simply wanted to have a good relationship with him. They're like friends now... or as what she would like to believe already friends.

But, she seemed to place Daniel in another odd spot because of her question about him knowing basketball or swimming. He seemed saddened about that and revealing his not inclined to such things. "I'm sorry if I cause discomfort... I should pay more attention..." She said with a sincere apology and then she perked up again when Daniel did the same thing. He asked her if she was going to join the clubs she had mentioned. If it was up to her, she would have not hesitated to say yes, but, it wasn't and there were a lot of things needed to be considered. "Probably not... Sports doesn't like me at all." She answered as she looked towards the pool with a faraway look. She does know how to swim but nothing too fancy. One time, she tried to have some fun, she was tempered with her illness. As for basketball, she wanted to try but it's too strenuous for her body to compensate. She was already hearing the warnings and complaints of Hotaru and his parents. But, she wasn't sure what Aeon would think though.

"I'm not really sure if I would be joining any clubs, actually..." She said with a slight hint of sadness and a bit of hopelessness. She noticed the mood as she quickly returned to her cheery self with a smile plastered on her face. "Come on, let's keep looking!" She said with a bright tone hoping to push her dreary self to the side for now. She then caught sight of a place she hoped she won't be visiting too often or much as possible never. "Doctor's Office is that way." She pointed and had a thoughtful look. "I hope the doctor is nice and we won't be going there because we got hurt or something." She added and then looked to the room next to the pool. "This is the library..." Her eyes brighten in excitement. She is an avid reader and books had been her portal to the outside world.

Cassiopeia opened the door just to take a quick look and smiled wonderfully. "Wow! There's so many books!" She clapped her hand happily but was quickly shushed by the students inside. She quickly covered her mouth and bowed in silent apology. She then closed the doors and looked at Daniel apologetically. "I showed another silly part of me again. I hope you won't get fed up with me." She then quickly added. "I just like reading books of all kinds so much. How about you Daniel?" She asked and continued walking while conversing with him, so that they can still carry one with the tour. She climbed the stairs to the 2nd floor and noticed the music club room. "Oh... music, I wonder if they have it..." It was a faint murmur as her eyes got a bit hazy as if thinking of something. She only snapped out of it when she heard the door to the next room opened and students came out.

"Oh! the Theater Club!" She announced after reading the signage happily. She looked at Daniel as if her earlier trance-like state never happened. "We found your club, Daniel!" She said energetically as she bounded of towards the room wanting to take look what is it like inside. "Come on Daniel, they're rehearsing! So cool..." She said a bit softly as she was now taken by the performance before her. "I want to join too..." She said offhandedly which was not mean to be heard, but she can't help but enthralled by the world of drama and theater. Well, she can't be blamed, her life was a bit stark before Aeon and Azuline.

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"No.."

Akira was relieved when the dark haired girl shook her head, glad that she was getting information across clearly to the girl. Akira never was skilled in public speaking so she was surprised that she wasn't making a fool of herself by now. Though she would take this as a small win.

"You are explaining things very clearly.."

Although the girl had a serious air about her, this stroked Akira's ego and she was suddenly more excited for this tour than she should have been. Akira didn't have a lot of close friends, so it was nice having someone to talk to at the moment. If classes had went on as usual Akira definitely wouldn't have been having as much fun... She'd have no one to talk to while the boring teachers blabbed on about lessons she didn't really care about. It was sad... but school simply bored the hell of her. She struggled with self-studying because she would frequently fall asleep while attempting to work through problems at her desk.

"Yes, that would be nice.. I need extra help about that part of the school.."

Akira nodded her head and led Rin out of the classroom wing, and led her outside, removing her coat when she realized the weather was getting bad. She handed it to Rin, smiling to the long haired girl, "Just in case it rains.. I wouldn't want you to get wet or catch a cold on me." she smiled charismatically. It honestly wasn't as flirtatious as it came across, she honestly was just worried about getting her partner sick... That wouldn't do well as far as developing their relationship as partners went. It was caring, but it was also a social call as well.

-Timeskip-
(ALL students make your way to Lunch. It's time to get a move on. ALL tours should be concluded in your next post.)


Akira had shown Rin all around buidling B. They saw the library, the pool, the gym where the basketball and cheerleading squad practiced, the drama classroom and both music rooms. She even got to show her where the tennis court was located, they walked through the park, cut over to the other side of the buildings and walked by the soccer field and track course and she even showed her the blank space of land where students would put up their tents and kiosks whenever festivals or carnivals were held at the school. She gave her a decent tour of the school, but they never got to touch Building C. Though the girl mentioned nothing about Judo or Kendo, so Akira assumed it was alright to not visit them. It shouldn't hurt my score too much, right?

"Sorry that I couldn't show you building C....Only the Kendo and Judo practice rooms are located there though... Also the dorms are on the upper floors of building A, the building where we started and are currently going back to.." Akira laughed, tugging Rin along a little seeing as it was beginning to pour the rain. Akira could feel the drops of water hitting her hair, glad that she'd given Rin her jacket because otherwise the poor girl would have been soaked by the time they reach building A. With a sigh and a shake of her short wet hair, Akira held the door open for Rin, tugging at her wet tie. It was irritating because it was starting to rub her neck raw so she loosened it a bit.

Once Rin walked in, she followed behind her, shoving her hands in her pocket. She held out her hand to accept her probably soaked jacket, but she was okay with it... She was a 'guy' after all...if she would have allowed Rin to get wet instead it would been seen as socially unacceptable... besides, she did feel a certain obligation to watch out for the girl. Something told her she was more fragile than she let on, or perhaps she just assumed it to be true because she was also a girl and understood how lonely the 'tough' act could be at times. Either way... She planned to look out for Rin regardless of if she was still getting graded.

"Feel free to come by my dorm if you need anything. I won't let the other guys say anything out of the way to you, I promise." she shot Rin a thumbs up, a confident smirk on Akira's face... though she still wasn't sure who her dorm mates were considering she never got the chance to stop by the dorm rooms.. but it was lunch time now and she was SO grateful. Her stomach instantly growled at the smell of food, "The lunch line food is free to all students, so come on Rin-chan. Let's get in line and eat~" She chimed, obviously very excited to eat. Akira absolutely loved food, almost every kind of food, except for chocolate considering her deadly allergy to the crap. She gave a warm smile before ushering for the girl to follow her and join her in line. She was allowing the girl her own personal space now, no longer clinging to her hand, but Akira made a habit of looking back every once in a while to make sure that nobody was bothering her. To onlookers, Akira was coming across as a protective makeshift older brother... or perhaps a love interest, depending on perspective... Though Akira wasn't interested in girls... none of her classmates knew that, because she appeared to be a guy...so they'd automatically assume she liked girls.. I guess it's okay having a girl partner...at least she isn't falling for me. Maybe we could become friends?

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"Probably not... Sports doesn't like me at all. I'm not really sure if I would be joining any clubs, actually..." a shade of sadness seemed to pass over the girl's face.
"Oh don't say that, with a little effort I'm sure you can do anything." He meant what he said. Daniel didn't like the sight of sadness in anyone's eyes and felt it his job to cheer others up the best he could. Besides, he liked Cassiopeia.
The spell of sadness passed in a blink of an eye, and Cassiopeia was back to her old self in an instant. "Come on, let's keep looking!" The duo continued on until Cassiopeia had spotted the doctor's office. "I hope the doctor is nice and we won't be going there because we got hurt or something." Daniel nodded in agreement as he saw the red cross above the doorway.
"I hope the same thing...but let's not be too dreary about that."

The two quickly left the place and ended up at...the library. "This is the library..." The girl said it as if in awe. "Wow! There's so many books!" She exclaimed clapping her hands together before quickly being hushed by the others in the room. Cassiopeia instantly covered her mouth before bowing apologetically. She turned to face him before speaking again. "I showed another silly part of me again. I hope you won't get fed up with me. I just like reading books of all kinds so much. How about you Daniel?"
"I don't think you're silly at all, and I like the way you are. I'm sure lots of people do. As for reading...I get to it every now and then." In truth, Daniel hadn't really read much at all lately. He tended to spend the majority of his free time socializing with friends or meeting relatives and the sort. He bent the truth a bit to prevent from disappointing Cassiopeia, she really did seem to have an intense love for books.

After the brief visit, the duo made their way up a flight of stairs. They came across the music room, but neither of them really showed much interest. Cassiopeia seemed to enter a bit of a daze, but Daniel didn't acknowledge it.
"Oh! the Theater Club! We found your club, Daniel!" His partner's enthusiastic voice brought Daniel's eyes up to the theater club's sign hanging above the doorway. "Come on Daniel, they're rehearsing! So cool..." Daniel followed his partner closer to the people inside the room, watching as the students rehearsed a scene. The boy had liked acting ever since his first time in a theater club. He wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this theater club though, after all it was in an unfamiliar country quite far from the US.

Cassiopeia watched the theater kids intently, and looked as if she was envious of the students in the theater room. "I want to join too..." Her statement was nearly inaudible, whether that was because she meant to talk to herself or was just staying quiet as not to interrupt the rehearsal was unknown to Daniel.
"It's not too late I believe. You'll have to talk to a few teachers, but if you really want to, I think you can join. I'll try my best to help you out if you'd like." Daniel wasn't very much of the assertive type, but he thought himself at least a bit more so than Cassiopeia at least. He assumed that she may have a bit of an uncomfortable time with all the processes of signing up and such, and wanted to help her if allowed.

"But first let's hurry and finish up checking this place out." Daniel checked his wristwatch. "Our time for touring is almost up. Let's go ahead and check out the remaining nooks and crannies of this place." With that, Daniel took a few steps away from the theater room and towards a new unexplored area of the school. Patiently waiting for Cassiopeia to respond wearing his always present smile.

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Cassiopeia immediately looked at Daniel. She didn't expect her words to be heard, but her surprise turned into a pleasant one. He was being nice to her by going to help her out in signing up. "You would help me out? Really?" She brightened at that, but she wondered if she would be allowed to join clubs. Hotaru might be disagreeable to that but, Aeon shouldn't be as long as it's not as straining to her. She nodded with cheerful determination and smiled at him. "I'll hold you to that! Thank you very much, Daniel!" She then peeked behind him though his shoulder to look at the wristwatch. He was right about their time dwindling and they were not done yet. This place had so many things to see, so it was kinda sad not to fully appreciate it, but, there's a timeline to follow, so she would do that.

"Okay! Let's go!" She smiled brightly while taking one last look at the theater room club before following Daniel. The next room was the Music Room. It wasn't meant for club purposes but for classes. She took a look at her class papers and there indicated that she will be having classes here during the 1st Period on Wednesday to replace gym classes. "This should be the Music room for classes. I think I'll be having a class here during Wednesday. I think that also applies to you Daniel." She noted while looking at him. She was now beside him as they walked around. It seemed that they were done with this building.

"On to the next one!" She announced vibrantly while skipping ahead of Daniel. The next destination was the last building, but it only contained two club rooms, both for Judo and Kendo. "Wow... so big..." That's all she had said and then remembered that Aeon was part of the Kendo Club. An idea entered her head as she had a meaningful smile on her face. She might join a physical-oriented club after all. "The Judo and Kendo clubs must have a lot of members to have an entire building for themselves huh..." She noted before gesturing to Daniel for them to get going now. "Let's go and take a look around more!" Their next destination was the facilities outside the buildings. There was the tennis courts, a large open space for outdoor events, a track and field area, soccer field, and lastly a very beautiful park. "It's so beautiful... The cherry blossoms are blooming so pretty..." She reached out her hand as some of the falling petals landed on her palm. She looked at it with a happy daze.

She actually stands out with her snow white hair and vivid red eyes. The pink flowers fluttering about appeared to be mesmerized of her as well. She then looked at Daniel with a charming smile which was truly natural for her. "This school is very beautiful. I hope we both are able to make wonderful memories." Her voice was filled with sincerity and a softness reminding one of the gentle spring breeze. She then looked back at her palm as she released the petals letting it sway with the breeze before turning back to Daniel. "Time for the last stop right?" She walked towards him as she stopped before him with her cheerful expression. "Cafeteria, right? Time for some lunch!"

She held his hand again and tugged him towards the first building they were in. The cafeteria should be there. She had recalled seeing a sign earlier about it. "I wonder what kinds of food are being served... Hmm... Daniel..." She looked at him and was about to ask something when from the corner of her eyes she noticed a very familiar presence just outside of the building. Her eyes brightened considerably as she released Daniel's hand. "Aeon!" She ran towards the said male with a happiness like none other. It was a good thing she managed to stop herself from hugging Aeon again. Hotaru did tell her to behave after all. "Have you already ate lunch? If not, can you join me?" It was then she remembered that Daniel was with her, she looked behind her and waved at her freshman. "Daniel! Over here!" She then looked at Aeon brimming with happiness. "This is my freshman partner, Daniel! And Daniel, this is Aeon! a fellow sophomore!"

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"Here she comes."


As it would appear, Cassiopeia was not by herself. That is to be expected in these cases. She would have accompanied her freshman partner just like he did earlier. It would also seem that she and her partner get along together well, an information that Aeon took in kindly. After all, she came here to experience a normal high school life as much as it is allowed for someone of her upbringing and status. Many people believed that the lives of those in the upper echelons are easy for they could take whatever they may like. It is true; money is a luxury they can afford to spend. Respect and admiration follow in droves even if that could only be seen on the surface. Those are the so-called perks, but with that, a certain requirement would be applied to them all whether by tradition or by reputation to ensure that those on top will never fall down even if that becomes a steel collar that can choke life itself.

In any case, it was a good thing that Cassiopeia managed to prevent herself from embracing him like she had done before. Aeon knew for a fact that she was simply an affectionate person and he would not take that from her. Though, he would have to deal with the subtle effects of that gesture can cause. Still, she came up to him with such vibrancy that it greatly contrasted that of his which was more of a calm and rather stoic personage. However, anyone could tell that the two of them together seemed to place them in a pedestal that was far different from everyone. They were dreams or illusions that could never be claimed or touched in fear they might suddenly vanish. It was like they belong in an entirely different world, and perhaps that was true.

Cassiopeia asked him if he has eaten lunch and if not, will he be able to join her. There was no problem in that request. It is his responsibility or duty to watch over the Argyris Princess. Despite thinking that, he truly does not mind accompanying her. She was an existence which he tolerates by choice rather than by obligation. "I have yet to have lunch, so it would be fine to have it together." There he had said it. However, Aeon is concerned about what could happen inside the cafeteria. Walking with Inoue had already started probably a lot of gossips even if he was a boy which his freshman partner seemed to brush off cheerfully, that is a good thing. He had no doubt that Cassiopeia would more likely be ignorant to it all, but still, he must be certain that she will not have a hard time here because of such silly things.

His thoughts were slightly disturbed when Cassiopeia opted to introduce her freshman partner. Aeon knew the younger male from the presentation earlier. It also would appear that this freshman has foreign blood in him which was not surprising for this academe. But if it was on a personal note, that would be negative. Other than being a freshman and Cassiopeia's partner, there is nothing else that he was curious about the young man introduced to him as Daniel, as long as this person would not cause harm to her, there would be no issues.
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"I am Belrose Aeon." He politely introduced himself with a semi-formal bowing of the head. Aeon's gestures even with its intended mediocrity and simplicity, he is still able to make it look flawless and sophisticated. It also does help that his appearance is pristine and properly kept which matches his aesthetically-pleasing features. There was no doubt that he is indeed one of the handsome or rather beautiful faces of this school, but not only limited to that, even to the world itself. As such, it was no wonder he has his own so-called fan club which comprises of mainly almost the entirety of the school body. In his personal opinion was truly a ridiculous notion to begin with. They all should do something more productive of their lives than pester him in such ways.

His deep violet eyes glanced towards the scenery outside. It was because he heard the first drops of rain and soon they began to patter the school grounds in a translucent curtain. Some of the students who were lingering outside began to scatter for shelter and a cover. "It has begun to rain. We should go inside." Aeon calmly noted as this would be what people would call a Spring Rain. There had been reports before that it would rain from noon to the afternoon. He did bring an umbrella for such instances. It would not be bad to be prepared. He gestured to Cassiopeia and Daniel to get inside the building. Once inside, he continued to the cafeteria. He knew that Cassiopeia would follow and perhaps even the freshman.

The line was still long, but not as much from earlier. It was notable that once he entered the hall all eyes lingered on his form. Others began to whisper in curiosity and glee. As for Aeon, he rather ignore as he looked around. It seemed that Inoue was already having his meal. His freshman was wolfing down his food. Inoue was either hungry or a glutton which he does not see as anything terrible. He then returned his attention to Cassiopeia and her partner, Daniel if he was still present. "They serve a variety of meals of different culture. I believe you will find something that would suit your taste." He stated in a casual tone. "Shall we." That was a question even if it did not sound like so as he gestured towards the line. It would be best if Cassiopeia gets in line first that was only proper decorum.

However, this action of his had started a round of talks about who was indeed the white-haired female. Others talked about how they saw her embrace Aeon during the opening ceremony. Some would conclude that the girl was of the Argyris family which meant there was more to this. The rest wondered what is her connection with Aeon who remained much of a mystery as the newcomers. It was understandable that Aeon was in the company of a freshman due to the special program. But, this one was indeed something else. Still, Aeon could care less. Once they do get in line and received their meal. It was not hard to find a vacant table. He pointed towards it for Cassiopeia to go their first as he followed behind her. When they were seated, he was well-aware of the eyes watching them. This is why he preferred not eating here. But of course, he had agreed to this. Furthermore, they were merely having lunch like everyone else. That is all.

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The rest of the tour went by rather quickly. Daniel learned that his partner would be doing music, which was good for her. He himself played the piano when able, and loved the prospect of music. What stood out the most to him during the entire tour however, was the park area right next to the tennis courts. The cherry trees were in a dazzling full bloom, throwing a firework of colors into the normally brown and green scenery. He hoped to be able to visit the park again after class, maybe with a few new acquaintances.
"Time for the last stop right? Cafeteria, right? Time for some lunch!" Daniel caught a glimpse of one of the many clocks hanging on a wall of the school. They were right on time. Cassiopeia went for the Freshman's hand once more, and the boy could feel his partner's soft hand wrap around his own. He was beginning to get used to it at this point and continued on behind Cassiopeia as if nothing were out of the ordinary.

"I wonder what kinds of food are being served... Hmm... Daniel..." The cafeteria was bustling with activity. The whole school was waiting in lines or enjoying their meals at the tables close by. Daniel didn't mind the people though, just as long as they didn't protrude into his personal space that was. His partner's eyes scanned the enormous crowd of children, as if looking for someone in particular...
"Aeon!" Within a split second, Cassiopeia rushed towards a rather tall, almost intimidating male. "Aeon's" hair was of the most peculiar color, a sort of blueish purple hue, and it caught Daniel's eye almost instantly.
"Daniel! Over here!" His Sophomore partner waved. Daniel took this as an invitation to join the couple. Past awkward experiences of being the third wheel entered his mind, but were quickly thrown out like hot potatoes. Besides, he could use the space of being outside.

"This is my freshman partner, Daniel! And Daniel, this is Aeon! a fellow sophomore!"
"I am Belrose Aeon." The taller Sophomore gave a slight bow. He looked very sophisticated, especially for his age. In the time Daniel was able to meet some of his father's acquaintances, Aeon's type had presented itself multiple times before. They tended to be a little too serious at times and lacked some aspects in the sense of humor. How strange for such a boy to be with a girl of almost exact opposite characteristics. They seemed to get along fine from what he had seen. Daniel gave a slightly more exaggerated bow than what was received, as was the custom...at least if he had remembered that correctly.
"Trist Daniel" He had remembered a split second before it was too late to switch the last and first names. Some grammatical things were really different here, and he'd need some time to adjust. "A pleasure to meet you." The way the younger boy said it was rather unnatural, the American English accent was very noticeable, and the words seemed almost forced out in a way. "Pardon my barbaric accent, I'll do my best to improve in the future." He said in an apologetic tone.

Just then, something seemed to hit the Freshman's hand. Daniel looked around a bit, wondering what it could have been when something hit his head, shoulder, arm, and foot. Soon the light rain began to intensify.
"It has begun to rain. We should go inside."
"I think that's a good idea." Daniel followed the older male and Cassiopeia back into the cafeteria. His speech was a little bit less strange now, it must have been the awkward switch from English.
"They serve a variety of meals of different culture. I believe you will find something that would suit your taste. Shall we."
"Yes, let's!" Daniel slipped into line right with the other two and decided to try something new. The young aristocrat found himself a tray with multiple foods displayed on it and carried it to the table chosen by his acquaintances.

Though he couldn't speak Japanese very well, Daniel's understanding of the language was much better...proportional to his speaking level. He picked up things in conversations of people strolling past, or even looking straight at the group. From what he could decipher, they were talking about how Cassiopeia and Aeon were together. Tilting his head slightly, Daniel tried to listen a bit more intently, a bit surprised when he picked up the word "Argyris." He had picked up the name a couple times in national news channels and such. They were an extremely wealthy family of royalty. How strange for a member of the Argyris family to be in Japan. Well to be honest it was strange for Daniel to be here as well, but that was the doing of unfortunate circumstances.

There was no real point in asking, except for maybe the purpose of making his companions uncomfortable. The white hair and red eyes were a dead giveaway from the very beginning, Daniel was a bit dissapointed in himself for not realizing sooner. After a spoonful of an interesting tasting soup of a sort, Daniel attempted to chat a bit with the newly introduced Aeon.
"Aeon-san." Daniel tried to keep his words as natural sounding as possible. "Sometime...that is if you don't mind, I wonder if you could help me out a bit with Japanese. I'm improving every day, but I don't think I'll catch up in time for the homework. I would ask Cassiopeia, but..." He trailed off at a loss for words, literally. Daniel lacked the vocabulary to properly express what he really meant to say, so he decided it would be best to stop there to avoid misunderstandings. The underclassman shot an apologetic look in his partner's direction before redirecting his attention to Aeon.

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Cassiopeia was brightly smiling because Aeon had agreed to have lunch with her. She knew that it could probably be because of their unannounced relationship, but she does hope that it was not because of that. Aeon is a man full of pride that is how she had always seen him ever since the first time they had met. That is why she knows that Aeon will not do anything that would tarnish that pride of his by forcing him to do things he doesn't like in the first place. The idea of that makes her happy as she nodded with a smile. "That's wonderful! Thank you very much Aeon!" She clapped her hands together to express her joy in his acceptance of the invitation.

She was also happy when Daniel and Aeon introduced themselves to each other. They were now acquaintances and she wouldn't mind for Aeon's friend list to get a bit bigger. She wasn't even sure if Aeon has one as he had always implied that all his relationships were purely business. That was rather sad so, she wouldn't mind Aeon interacting with people around his age and be friends, well that is what she hopes for. Daniel was having that accent of his as he spoke in Japanese. That's right, Aeon was raised in a very traditional Japanese Household that's probably the reason despite his foreign surname, Aeon appears to be a purebred even if his appearance demanded it to be not. "Daniel is also new to the Japan culture! Just like me." She added with a casual and cheerful tone. She was the same as well, even if Hotaru had taught her, her Greek accent spills through with a twist of Spanish.

That was when it began to rain. She was not uncomfortable with the weather and would love to stand underneath, just to know how it feels, but that would be troublesome and, she doesn't want to bother Aeon, especially if she makes a scene. That is why when Aeon told them to come inside. She gave a nod of agreement which Daniel also agreed to. They entered the cafeteria as she walked beside Aeon. She looked around the area and saw some of the students looking at them. She gave them a smile and they quickly turned away. She thinks nothing of it and simply continued on her way. Others were already eating while there were still some getting their meals. They would belong to that category, getting their meals.

Aeon said that the cafeteria served different kind of cuisine and that made her very excited. "That sounds wonderful!" She said with cheery tone as Aeon insisted for her to get in line first. "Thank you." She got in line and soon received her meal which was dominated by melon breads, there were a little mix of Greek and Spanish cuisine which was not surprising. Aeon waited for her and pointed to a vacant table. He wanted her to go first and so she did while giving Daniel a glance. "Let's go over there, Daniel." She then went to the table and took her seat. She waited for the boys to do the same before happily looking at her food. She looked like a delightful child who had a tray of desserts. "They look so delicious!" She said with such cheer as she closed her eyes and offered a small prayer of thanks. It was something her mother taught her and her siblings.

Following that, she took her melon bread, but then remembered what Hotaru once told her about the culture here before eating any kind of meals. "Itadakimasu!" She then took a bite of her bread and her ruby red eyes glowed with such adoration. "It's tastes so good!" It was actually a joy watching her eat as she was truly enjoying but not in the way one would say that she lacked manners. She was still poised and has a natural grace apparent of her upbringing. It was during that time when Daniel asked Aeon about helping him out with the Japanese. Daniel seemed worried that it would be misunderstood, but Cassiopeia doesn't mind at all. She did tell him before that she was not best with Japanese as she was also learning about it. "I think that's a good idea. Aeon is very well-versed in Japanese and anything else about it. I still have a lot to learn and I have Hotaru to help me out. Would you help him, Aeon?" She asked while looking at Aeon without any signs of her forcing it on him. She wanted him to decide on it freely. If he wouldn't, she would just offer her services by asking Hotaru to double up her Japanese lessons, so she could help Daniel.

Either way, Cassiopeia did not want Aeon to think that she was taking advantage of him. She also actually saw this opportunity for Aeon to have a friend outside of business relation. That was not a bad thing, isn't it?

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"Here she comes."


There was no denying that Cassiopeia was happy about his agreement on having lunch together. Her reaction reminded him of his younger brother who expresses the same thing when he complies to wishes despite how degrading it may be. It is without a doubt that his relationship with Cassiopeia is purely business. They have a contract that both of them would abide to. However, he does not mind the company of the Argyris Princess at all. Her antics and innocence are indeed a refreshing thing to see and be around him. And despite him never saying anything about it, he never does anything without his own personal consent on the matter which his Father is very well-aware of.

In regards to the introduction of the blonde-haired freshman, Aeon had noticed his accent from the very beginning. "It is a pleasure as well." He had been exposed to people of different ethnicity and learned various languages to better the communication process. He also does have foreign blood circulating inside of him, specifically, French blood. So, it was not difficult for him to assess that his accent was heavily wrapped with that American descent, but there was also the slightest hint of French ancestry there. The freshman, Daniel, apologized for his accent. "It is of no consequence. I do not find it barbaric at all." His words were spoken in fluent English to make it so that there would be no problems in terms of talking to each other. One should speak in a voice that they are most comfortable with, as for him, he is rather comfortable with anything.

Cassiopeia commented that Daniel was new to Japan just like she is. A kindred soul then, that would be good for her to have a freshman who would be able to relate to her situation. Aeon gave a nod to acknowledge that fact. "Then, I would like to welcome you to Japan, Trist-san." He reverted to speaking in Japanese once more. After that, they had entered the cafeteria as the rain fall down outside. As far as he could tell, Cassiopeia was either oblivious to the looks that they were receiving more accurately, her and him being together even, if there was another person with them. The scene from earlier where Cassiopeia hugged him had rippled through the school body with such varying degrees of assumptions. However, it was something not worth paying attention to and he was thankful that Cassiopeia was the kind who does not care or rather too naive of the workings of the outside world.

They soon received their meals. Aeon noticed the heaping amount of Melon bread on Cassiopeia's tray. The girl favored the said food, but he was still amazed at her consistency. Well, everyone has a preferred meal and that is simply it. As for Daniel, he opted to take a piece of varying food cuisines. They took their seat as he sat beside Cassiopeia. The girl muttered a prayer which was a culture handed to her by her mother. He on the other hand simply muttered a composed, "Itadakimasu.", and began to eat his meal. Clearly, Cassiopeia was enjoying her meal as he was as composed as ever. His dining was also marred with high grace and elegance which makes his so-called fan club... enamored further. That was when Trist asked him of something.
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His eyes of deep mauve gazed at the blonde-haired man. He then looked at Cassiopeia who seemed unperturbed about the sense of not being able to help in the language of this country. She even asked if he could help her freshman partner. In truth, he has no problems with it. The occasional tutoring was a common thing for him to do. His fellow classmates and other students would ask for his aid in some difficult problems. Aeon looked at Trist. "I have no qualms about helping you Trist-san. You can come to me if you require my help, as long as I am able to." His words were formal, polite, and unmarred with anything. It might be viewed as being distant, but he is sincere in conveying the meaning of his words. Even if Cassiopeia had not asked for his help in that matter, he would have agreed to be of aid.

After saying that, Aeon continued eating his meal. He was actually a quiet eater. Well, it was a given as he eats on his own most of the time. If a time comes he could dine with his Father, there was nothing else to discuss really. The relationship between them was vaguer than that of a stranger. At the same time, he is not a sociable person. Most of the talking he had done are purely of business, he never dabbled into small talks or anything of that sorts. The one he had earlier with Inoue was already out of his usual disposition. But as the saying goes, he would need to cater to such things once in a while. "I do hope that the tour you two had have been informative and complete." He noted after taking a bite of his meal and gazing at Trist and Cassiopeia. "If you two have any questions, do not afraid to ask me. I will answer to the best as I can."

It was not a bother for him to do another tour with them if they desired so. Cassiopeia and Trist were relatively new to the academy. Of course, it will be done during free hours as after lunch, the classes will begin. There also the matters about club activities for him and he recalled that Cassiopeia might have intentions of joining one. It was no trouble if the ones she chooses are the kinds which will not strain her health. However, he has a feeling that she was going to join a sports-related one. That would be quite a debate in more ways than one. Hotaru had entrusted him with the safety of the Argyris princess. He would do it to the best of his ability, but it must be done without restricting Cassiopeia too much. After all, she had went here to experience a sense of normalcy and he will provide her that.

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Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes. How many more for today? Daniel realized he had forgotten to say "Itadakimasu" before his first bite. He really needed to acclimatize to the culture as quickly as possible to avoid offending anyone. Luckily, the cafeteria was crowded and abuzz with chatter. No one seemed to notice, not even the Freshman's accomplices.
"I think that's a good idea. Aeon is very well-versed in Japanese and anything else about it. I still have a lot to learn and I have Hotaru to help me out. Would you help him, Aeon?"
Naturally, Cassiopeia was being as helpful as she could. Daniel didn't enjoy profiling and anticipating others, but it had been drilled into him in a sense by his father and Cato. Apparently it was an invaluable skill in business and negotiations.

"I have no qualms about helping you Trist-san. You can come to me if you require my help, as long as I am able to." A yes! Daniel replied his thanks in the same formality..to an extent.
"You have my up-most thanks. Your help will be a real grade saver!" Aeon looked really staid and almost hostile at first, but he was turning out to be pretty nice. Just another example of how you can't always judge by looks.
"I do hope that the tour you two had have been informative and complete." The aristocrat replied almost hurriedly.
"Oh it was!" The enthusiasm leapt out from his words like excited rabbits. "I mean I'll admit we had a little confusion on were to begin, but everything seemed to work itself out from there." Daniel dampened his tone a bit this time. "Right?" The blonde boy turned to make eye contact with his female partner. Smiling all the while.

"If you two have any questions, do not afraid to ask me. I will answer to the best as I can."
"Thanks, I was wondering where the closest restroom was actually." It had been some time since the last time he had checked himself in the mirror, and the time span was beginning to worry the boy. Hopefully Daniel wouldn't end up meeting anyone unpleasant in the bathroom, there was always the consistency of meeting the least appealing acquaintances in the restroom. The most uncomfortable situations always occur in that enchanted space. But what could be done? Nature calls the ill and well mannered, kind and hard hearted souls alike. Not to mention some of the strangest people on the face of the earth.

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This was turning out to be a good lunch. Aeon and Daniel seemed to be getting along in her eyes. It would not be bad for Aeon to have friends especially males ones. She was not completely innocent of the world that they seemed to share together, the world of the rich and elite. They are told to be mindful of those who they are seen with and to treat every relationship a potential threat or a potential tool. One must never show weakness for the sharks will come. It was not really a good thing to hear or to be raised with such a philosophy, but that is how it is. Their world is not just for comfort or glamour. It was darker and harsher. That's why it is a good thing to see that they can make relationships or friends without worrying about anything besides that they get along well.

Cassiopeia focused on the positive things and happily ate her melon bread with a bright expression. She was really happy. It was then she looked at Daniel when the tour was talked about. Daniel said that there was confusion and that was true without a doubt. She was not even sure which way is which, but they seemed to have luck on their side. They were able to find the places they needed to know basically. "Yes, it was really confusing... But we got through it together!" She said with enthusiasm and a smile as a sign of her agreement. "This place is a lot different than the castle." She said without conviction or sarcasm. It was a simple and untainted comparison. She had never been far away from her home, so this place was something new to her.

"I don't know if I was much help, but we had fun, Daniel and I, right?" She gazed at Daniel and gave a warm smile on her face. It was truly hard to imagine that an Argyris would be here or be even remotely accessible to people. It had been quite the reputation that her family was rather eccentric and distant from people. Despite their social standing, they were not fond of social gatherings so, their presence in one is highly commended and said to be rare which makes that event very popular and awaited. "How about your tour, Aeon? Did you and your freshman partner had fun?" Her question as always had been without malice. She looked at Aeon with great expectation. It would be nice to know that Aeon was getting along with his partner.

Then, Daniel asked where the restroom is. She didn't think about that. It would be helpful to know that as well. Just like that, she waited for Aeon's response. When Aeon responded, she looked at Daniel. "We'll be waiting here." She sincerely stated and then she came up with her question for Aeon. She was not sure if Aeon would be all right with it. "Aeon... Do you think I could join a club?" She asked her voice changing from its usual cheerful tone into a submissive one. Her eyes looked at Aeon with the subtle pleading. She knew that Hotaru would definitely say no, but she wanted to join the clubs. They seemed to so fun and one of the reason she is here was to experience the life of a student. That's why she was certain that Aeon would at least listen to her request. "I really want to join one..."