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Rae Meadows

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a character in “Camp Athens II”, as played by mombie

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xxxxxxxxxxxxx§ a g e || 21.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx§ g e n d e r || Female.

xxxxxxxxxxxxx§ p l a c exxo fxxo r i g i n || London, England

xxxxxxxxxxxxx§ s e x u a l i t y || Heterosexual

xxxxxxxxxxxxx§ r e l a t i o n s h i pxxs t a t u s || Single, uninterested.

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Image§ e y e s || Hazel

§ h a i r || Natural Redhead.

§ h e i g h t || 5'3"

§ w e i g h t || 117 lbs.

§ s k i n || Fair, freckled.

§ s c a r s || None of note.

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§ d e s c r i p t i o n || Rae is a natural beauty, and she knows it, too. She has natural strawberry blonde hair that she loves to color in brighter bolder shades of red, and fair skin riddled with freckles. Despite her vertical challenges, she has an athletic and slim build with soft feminine components that she can highlight whenever she wants to. Being short doesn't stop her from finding the weight rack of a gym room, or getting down and dirty in the ring. She's a scrapper and fit as hell, but knows when it's appropriate to pay homage to her more feminine appeal, too.

When she's not lounging around in gym clothes, she's a super-freak when it comes to fashion. Rae is a self-made woman that has fashioned herself out of hard work and determination to be and look the best, so she loves to show it off. Her favorite things to wear are plunging necklines, open-backed shirts, and dresses, and really anything that can show off a bit of skin - or a lot. It just depends. When you know you've got it like this woman, no item of clothing is really off-limits. She doesn't come from a rich family, but she can look like it.

She also has multiple hiding places for weapons of varying sizes; throwing knives, pepper spray. A smart pretty girl knows that one can never be too careful when it comes to personal safety, and demigods are of no exeption to the rule. In fact, they are probably worse than their frail human counterparts. Don't be alarmed when you see a knife out in the open; maybe tucked in the ankle strap of her six inch pumps. It's just how she rolls.




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§ No one taught Cherise to be a better version of herself than Rae, and if Cherise is the sun - well, she is the moon. They are perfectly complementary to one another, and that's probably why they are best friends. They couldn't be more different.

She's a beautiful woman with an A-type personality that could make any guy's unmentionables shrivel if they don't like a gal that doesn't need any sort of validation. First and foremost, there is herself, and then there are others. People do not simply get in the way of Rae's determination, and they certainly cannot trample her self-preservation and esteem. Of course, none of this means that she is not amiable and easy to approach, but that she's going to cross an unhealthy relationship off of her list really quick. It can be said that she is coldly logical with a hint of a soft side for those to whom she is loyal and devoted.

Having a friend like Rae might remind you that you could have tried a little harder than you did, but you will be glad that you listened. She will be more than happy to tell you if you are in a shitty relationship, or if you're being stupid at all. She knows that the hardest choices are always the right ones and that the most damage one can do to themselves is by themselves. Sometimes you just need that friend that will pull you out of the rough but don't expect that she's going to do it for charity.

She enjoys long walks in the late nights and fun with men that don't get too attached. She's not the relationship type, but she's always down to have a cuddle sesh with a cute face so long as they leave in the morning before she wakes up. She'd prefer that they have some coffee ready for her, but understands that not all men are trained to do things without being asked. All in all, she's sugar and spice, overly ambitious and sometimes kind of lazy, but she's the friend everyone doesn't think they need until they do.

She's a flirt, but a smart woman nonetheless, and you're going to know it.




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Image§ Rae's powers include shapeshifting into a variety of creatures; more namely, she is quite adept aerial and feline species. She can talk to animals, but hasn't really learned how to heal them just yet. She has animal empathy, and an innate ability to command them. More notably, Rae is a weapons master, and anything in her hand can be used as a tool of aggression. She both know how to use any and all weapons, but she can also teach. She can take on some senses of nearby creatures; smell, eyesight. However, she is temporarily unable to use her own bodily senses as she does it. She has very severe weaknesses to include a logical coldness that can almost be described as she is high functioning sociopath. It's not that she doesn't care, it's just that she can't. Also, the world is very black and white to her, so she does not understand the in between. Lastly, she is a direct fear of fire, heights, and small enclosed spaces. Her strengths include her outgoing personality, her independence, and her intelligence. She is not to be trifled with, as surprising things come from tiny packages. She happens to have an innate ability for hunting and tracking.

She is also combat proficient, in that she knows how to defend herself if needed. However, once her opponent has her pinned on the ground, the likelihood of her getting up is pretty much zero percent. She knows enough to keep herself from getting kidnapped, but probably not from dying - unless she's got a weapon or two. Without them, her physical training is mostly to keep up her good looks.




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So begins...

Rae Meadows's Story

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Character Portrait: Ajax Valis Character Portrait: Andromeda Bolton Character Portrait: Daniel Vadas Character Portrait: Ethan Knox Character Portrait: Heath Taylor Character Portrait: Iliana Remington-Taylor Character Portrait: Eve Drakos Character Portrait: Pete Drakos Character Portrait: Liv Pfeiffer Character Portrait: Cherise Boyse Character Portrait: Penelope Givens Character Portrait: Rae Meadows
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"Oh, it's just Liv. It's not Livianna or whatever else it might be short for. My mother was a cruel, cruel woman. Loved to keep people on their toes."

"Hey that's fine with me, Liv. With my energy I always kept my mom on her toes, but she's adventurous herself so she didn't mind. But anyway it's nice to meet you."

Indeed, she was thrilled to have hit it off with someone so far. Now the problem would be staying in touch consistently. She was always good at making friends, but keeping them was hard for her.

Liv then warned her about the blonde not too far away. She was sitting with a gorgeous guy and as clueless as Nelly could be when it came to 'romance', she could tell that the guy was not interested in her.

"Oh I'll definitely keep an eye on her then. This should be interesting. I do plan on getting to know everyone here. I do remember her from that court scene and even though she wasn't speaking up, I do remember her sitting with another guy. One of my abilities is my photographic memory so that helps."

She continued eating and was almost done when Liv asked if she was a photographer or model. The model part caught her a bit off guard and she laughed in response.

"Definitely a photographer, hun. I am too independent for my own good and do not take direction well. I've met a few models and omg, it's like that have no meat on their bones at all! And oh, I do documentary pictures mostly from landscapes to city scapes."

Suddenly, all hell broke lose when Andy arrived with who Nelly remembered being Ares's daughter, Trinity. The dark hair lady zeroed in on the minx and really laid it on her, even going so far as to physically threatening her and using her powers. Even Nelly was a little scared of her. Her own skills were the 'threatening type' like Andy's so seeing those kind of powers being used now was unnerving. So this was Ajax's girlfriend. Now the pieces were coming together bit by bit. The blonde, Eve, started to leave, but soon had a few words of her own. One part definitely caught Nelly's attention.

“Now that I think about it though, that must make you feel pretty crappy. Ajax is such perfect, loyal boyfriend to you, and you can’t even fake loyalty. Since we all know you're not a one man kind of gal.”

Now that was eye opening. Nelly's gaze looked at Ajax's reaction and saw him clench his jaw. Did Andy have feelings for someone else? She immediately thought of Mason who appeared to have a thing for Andy based on what he told her. Oh lovely, a love triangle and you add Eve into the mix and it was just one big mess. After making a comment about the 'birds and the bees', Eve left and it wasn't long before Trinity as well as Ajax and Andy. Nelly whistled and turned back to Liv.

"Wow! Now that was intense! You know, Mason told that Ajax has been with other girls, yet according to Eve, Ajax is the loyal one and Andy is the one who is having issues. Now I can already tell Mason doesn't like Ajax, so I am wondering in all of this mess, where does the truth lie? My mom is a journalist and that is always her ultimate goal, to find the truth while being as unbiased as possible."

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Iliana watched as the whole confrontation between Andy and Eve commenced. It was so intense that it left Iliana in shock and she couldn't even take in all the emotions from all parties present. She sensed Ethan using his own serenity inducement immediately to try and help the situation, but it seemed to bounce off of Andy. Only Ajax seemed to be the only one to calm down Andy. Her heart went out to the girl. Her powers were terrifying. Now she had an idea on how Heath and Ethan felt when she used her powers when mad. At least Andy had better control of her abilities because she could have easily killed Eve. Both Ajax and Andy ordered Eve to leave and she did, but not before getting the last word in. She had felt the girl's fear, but there was another emotion she couldn't put her finger on. Well, the girl reaped what she sowed. She looked over at the dark hair guy, read his emotions and wrote down down something before showing it to him.

~Are you okay?~

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So there was a beach party tonight? Well that was bound to be something, Ethan thought. However all thoughts about a party exited his mind as Andy stormed in, along with Trinity. Immediately he started using his serenity inducement, but Andy's anger was so big that he had no effect on her. This was surprising to him for it was his best skill. This wasn't a good sign. Maybe he needed to practice more.

The confrontation didn't last long and soon all participating parties left. Great, now what? Ethan looked back at Iliana and saw she was in shock. Well, better to be in shock then an emotional mess. He decided he would keep an eye on her for Heath, but also kept an eye on Sylas and one of the redheads in the room. He noticed a completely new face come into the hall, but she soon left herself. Ethan figured he'd meet her soon enough. He would tell Heath what happened soon enough. Hopefully though he was having better luck on his end.

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"You’re not interrupting at all! Also, I am fine. I think maybe the stress of a new place is kind of getting to me, but I will be just great. We were just weighing our party options - campfire or movie night. I actually thought that a campfire would be nice if the weather is good for it. How about you?"

Heath wondered Cherise was going to be fine. She wasn't lying, but Heath was still a bit pessimistic. Then his thoughts drifted to the mention of a party. He didn't recall hearing about a party. He did sleep in late, so maybe it happened then?

"Was there an announcement this morning about a party? I accidentally slept in this morning so I don't remember hearing one."

He also wasn't sure which party option he would pick. He wasn't the type who went to these kinds of social interactions.

Then the other guy spoke up and Heath finally paid attention to him. Something about the guy seemed 'off'. He was definitely uncomfortable. It wasn't long before he asked Cherise to heal him. Normally Heath was a nonchalant person, but even he couldn't hide the shock from his eyes.

"Wow, it's a miracle you survived. Oh what's your name again? I am Heath by the way. I am new to this camp."

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Character Portrait: Mason Hughson Character Portrait: Trinity Wallace Character Portrait: Rae Meadows
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Image Trinity was on the optimistic side today stating that it was the person not the place that could romanticize a potential spouse. It was sweet of the blonde, but part of the environment was identity and it was a huge hurdle for a woman to accept. Like the mortal equivalanet of living in a shady ran down neighborhood. Trinity didn't sass him as much as offer a sarcastic reply or two. Guys could count themselves lucky if they got to spoon her or she spooned them.

“Thank you very much. These days it feels like I need freakin' Dr. Phil or something. But really, people deserve to have the crap beaten out of them if they fuck with me and my man.” Mason arched a brow. He knew she was feisty but laying claim to a man was new and impressive of her. “My squad, crew, friends, family, whatever,” she tried to wave it away with her spoon.

Mason smirked. "Shall we say, all of the above?" He spared her. Trinity was moving on by then.

“That's true. Scratch the lonely hearts club then. I want to move past all the sentimental stuff today but first, I have to let you know I really consider you a friend and I count you as part of the crew. That's why I'm mentioning the bar you could raise a little.”

He nodded looking past her to a red-headed demigod. Freshies just grew on trees these days. Even if they were lookers. "I'm honored to be part of your crew, Captain. I know what kind of protector you are." Mason could count himself a valuable friend on his side.

Suddenly, she pushed her bowl aside and he didn't know if she was going to pounce on him in an attack or hug or what. She pointed her hands towards him and he chuckled. Mason knew the look of this game. Trinity was a tiger that disguised herself as a kitten sometimes. “I was going to save it for the party tonight, but you might be drowned in women.” She laughed while Mason grinned. One could always dream. But he wasn't top bachelor in camp. “Every time I hit your hand, I ask a question and you tell me the truth, okay? Ladies first.”

Mason threw up a finger. "Uh, no. Your party trick should definitely be saved for the event tonight. I ain't no newbie, I know who I'm dealing with here." He gestured to her hands. Those Ares kids were quick mean fighting machines. "Just for reference though...it'd work the same way if I hit your hands right? I get to ask you a question and you answer the whole truth and nothing but the truth?" If she saved her game, Mason would have to find the perfect question on the one-off time he hit her.

He shook his head then put his fingers to hers. "These are practice rounds," he clarified. "You know if you weren't here a couple more newbies would probably approach me. So thank you for that. It must be your alpha female air. I still don't know when I became the camp guide opposed to Mr. Athens."

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She honestly couldn’t remember the last time she had a night out. The last few years had been relatively hard on her social life, and it almost seemed like she was starting at the very beginning of it all. If she were honest with herself, she’d say that she wasn’t really feeling up to going to a party. However, now that she was here and people saw her face, she might as well as show up.

As she passed by a mirror, she caught a quick glimpse of her face without make-up. She wasn't looking all that bad, and if there were going to be drinks involved, she considered leaving the heavy face paint at the door. Yeah, there was no need for it. Her complexion was perfect as it was aside from maybe a subtle wrinkle here or there that defined the fact that she must have worn a permanent scowl sometime in the past.

After perusing her bags for something worthy of gaining attention, she plucked out a dark red blouse. It was her favorite one because when she popped on some nude lipstick and thick black eyeliner, the features of her face really hogged the spotlight. She decided to pair it with a short black skirt that had cute leather accents and a pair of boots - without heels. Heels and the beach were not the best match, but this outfit sent the message she wanted it to. She held it up in front of her while standing at the mirror in nothing but a towel wrapped around her.

Yes, this was the outfit. It was true to Cherise's nature - a dash of daring, a splash of confidence, and all without having to look like a total bimbo on the hunt for a nightcap. She thought that it said she was ready to party and drink and maybe even get a dance or two with a couple of people. No one could love music more than an Apollo child. Well, perhaps Keith could rival that passion.

She tugged the attire on, buttoning and zipping things up while she roamed from here to there picking up pieces of jewelry that would compliment. She moved into the bathroom to put on a little bit of make-up - some eyeliner, mascara, and her favorite nude shade of lipstick that had a little pop of pink. She left her long hair down since it dried in soft waves.

"It's just a party, Cherise. Get a grip," she reminded herself in front of the mirror. The looking glass was her best friend; the one chance that she got to really look at herself and reaffirm or dismiss the way she felt about her life when she peered at her own reflection. Arriving at camp had given her a whole new set of insecurities, and the words of her father were still forefront. She couldn't afford to be a mess if she had responsibilities.

It didn't matter. She walked out of her room, located her super-secret stash of rosé, poured a glass only to end up drinking from the bottle. A little liquid confidence never let her down. And just so that she could have a reason not to hear anyone, she put in some earbuds and brought along her favorite tunes to stick in her pocket and listen to. Loudly.

After that, the walk to beach for campfire things, and she didn't bother to stop anywhere to see anyone.

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She arrived near the party at first, looking left and right and all around to see if anyone was watching. She drained a bit more of the rosé from its bottle, and gently laid it somewhere behind the trunk of a tree so no one would notice. Sure, she was a lively woman, but this was a new situation with new people.

She passed by a few people she knew, but with music in her ears she could get away with a little wave. Everyone seemed busy chatting away with others, so she took a moment to scope out the crowd - as... dull as it was temporarily. Did someone forget the party, or did demigods do it differently?

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Just as she dared to stop, a familiar voice rang out behind her. "I see that someone is hitting the fermented fruit of the gods a bit early, hmm?" Rae stood behind her, beaming with bright sarcasm from her bright red lips with a smile that pretty much said, really?. She had the bottle of wine in hand and the other hand on her hip. "It wouldn't happen to be because you are nervous about that boy I saw leaving your cabin, would it?"

Cherise turned around to look at her, gaze flat and shoulders slouching. How does she always know?

"Oh, I always know, sweety. Nothing really gets by me." Cherise blinked. Was Rae a mind-reader, too, or just that good at reading her by now? She shoved the bottle into Cherise's chest after taking a sip or two herself, then clapped her hands out in front of her while her eyes scanned the growing crowd. "I am to stay only long enough to drag a guy to my cabin. "

She tangled her arm with Cherise's own, and ventured off to the party with her. They were a good looking pair of women. "That cute boy that left your cabin - does he like the two for one deal, or am I going to have to work the charm that I learned from self-help books and copious amounts of counseling?" The worst part was that she was actually being serious, and the thought that she'd actually ask him that kind of made Cherise laugh a bit.

Rae could tell that it was nervous laughter because the daughter of Apollo had a very nasty jealous streak, and she's seen it firsthand. Of course, Rae had only been mostly joking. Any guy that would hang out with Cherise probably wouldn't go for a gal like Rae, and that was fine. Someone around here was bound to exchange cabin numbers.

"Oh, I am only joking. I am fine with sharing, but not okay with your sloppy seconds. You know - because you'd murder me in my sleep and I would very much like to continue living." True story. Rae taught Cherise a great deal of things, and she didn't want it to come around and bite her in the ass later. Besides, they were besties, and girls have a code. At least... that is what she has been told. Many, many times by many, many other women that used to be friends. She didn't understand denying someone else what another person lost because of a set of social rules. Alas, in order to function in society with the fucked-up personality that Rae had, she obeyed these social nuances to the best of her ability. For the sake of her friends. And by friends, she meant friend - Cherise, which is the only person in the world that genuinely forgives her for all of the crimes against social norms that Rae commits unknowingly.

Cherise cocked her head to the side and spared Rae a brief glance, "I thought you said you weren't going to come at all."

Rae sighed, "You know very well that this is purely for educational purposes. I'm curious as to how the children of gods interact with one another. I wonder if they have the same likes and dislikes, or if they are paired the same as their parents - romantically and such. I'm fascinated, really. I don't think I am anything like my mother." That was a lie. She was just like Artemis, only slightly sociopathic.

The two girls would chat along the way, arm in arm and looking like they were the best of friends.

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Character Portrait: Mason Hughson Character Portrait: Andromeda Bolton Character Portrait: Sylas Astor Character Portrait: Daniel Vadas Character Portrait: Ethan Knox Character Portrait: Heath Taylor Character Portrait: Iliana Remington-Taylor Character Portrait: Cherise Boyse Character Portrait: Penelope Givens Character Portrait: Rae Meadows
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Sylas was quick on the uptake and replied to her question.

"Oh, I'm peachy."

That obviously was a lie, considering the smile he gave when replying. Oh, well, she'd find out sooner or later. It wouldn't surprise her if he got into trouble and got beaten up for it. Sylas warned her about the Ares kids and about picking her friends wisely. There was a hidden meaning in that. Why the children of Ares in particular? Was one of them responsible for what happened to Sylas? It wouldn't put it past them. Trinity had been told to break Eve's arm if she misbehaved not too long ago and the blonde would have done it. She didn't remember Ares's son name, but she remembered he was a very huge man.

"Thanks for the warning. I like my face as it is."

Soon she finished her breakfast and Sylas took his leave of her, saying he hoped to see her at the party. She waved goodbye too. He was interesting, but she would still be wary of him.

After breakfast, Nelly spent her time exploring the camp and taking a lot of pictures. At one point she also made it a point to exercise at a training facility at the camp. By the time she was done with that, she had enough time to eat an early dinner, take a shower, and get ready for the party. She had been to different types of social events in her life, but none of them had been beach parties. She didn't have a traditional life by any means, which included a regular teen life. Keeping with the 'beach theme' though, she changed into something fun. She thought about taking her 'good camera' since it could take pictures in the dark, but seeing how this would be a party setting and it was a big camera, she decided not to bring it this time. Tonight was a night of getting to know people and having fun.

Exiting her cabin, she walked towards the beach and soon came upon the party. There were people already here. Soon she saw someone she had been wanting to apologize to, Andy. She came up to her with a cordial smile.

"Hey. My name is Penelope, but you can call me Nelly. Um . . I am sorry if what I said earlier this morning hurt your feelings. I am known to say what I am thinking and it's gotten me into plenty of trouble. Just know that whatever my actions are in the future, I would never intentionally hurt anyone. So yeah sorry."

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Both Ethan and Heath were able to get plenty of work done that day. Each spent their own time working on projects. They did take breaks though to get outside and jog a bit some time after lunch. Neither of them had seen Iliana almost all day. She did text them to let them know she was okay though. Iliana herself been exploring the forest area mostly, all the while keeping an eye out for other campers. At one point she ended up close that damaged cabin again and had felt such rage coming from it, even from a distance. It scared her so much she ran for the trees again. She sat behind a tree and rocked herself back and forth. Suddenly a figure came out of the tree itself and hugged Iliana. This startled Iliana but she settled down quickly realizing what it was. A tree dryad. Her mother told her a number of them had decided to stay at the camp for lookout reasons. Iliana let the dryad comfort her and soon fell asleep. She woke up and checked the time from her cell phone and this was when she texted her brother and Ethan. Seeing how late in the day it was she figured it was almost time for that party. She had no plans for 'dressing up', but she figured she'd better get something else to write on. She had a tablet to write on when it got darker. Decision made, she got up and headed out of the forest area, only to see someone coming out of that damaged cabin. Even from a distance she knew this wasn't one of the two people she saw earlier. Coming up closer and softly, she was close enough to make out it was Sylas. Was he the one she felt earlier that was raging? He didn't seem mad now. She was too far away to make out his emotions and she didn't want to risk getting any closer. She waited until he was out of her eyesight before rushing in the opposite direction, taking another route to her own cabin.

Ethan and Heath had just changed when Iliana came through the door. She was out of breath and both guys took note of that.

"Did something happen Iliana?" Heath asked her.

Once Iliana got her breath, she quickly wrote down all she saw after breakfast.

After reading what Iliana wrote, Heath asked, "Did you happen to get a good look at the two campers that came out of the cabin?"

~Unfortunately no, but I do remember them being male and female. The male was muscular and the female had dark hair. Um, can I take a shower really quick?~

Heath nodded and Iliana left the room to take a quick shower and get changed.

"I don't know about you, but this situation has me confused," Ethan commented.

Heath was trying to piece things together himself. If Sylas had been furious, there had to be a reason for it. Nothing ever happened without a cause. It might have something to do with the pair that Iliana saw earlier. And one of them had been a muscular male. Didn't Sylas have bruises on him this morning? Did they male have something to do with that? Iliana had been fortunate to not have been noticed by Sylas this afternoon, but the same couldn't be said for that couple. He would keep an eye out for two people that fit those descriptions.

"I am thinking that this muscular guy had something to do with the state of that cabin and Sylas's bruises. Now was for why Sylas would throw a fit, it could be a number of reasons. One thing is for sure, that man is dangerous as well as whoever damaged his cabin. We best keep an eye on Iliana too because she doesn't know if that one pair saw her."

"Right. Aw, there she is. I see you used that 'wind' technique to dry your hair, Lia," Ethan remarked as Iliana came back into the room, dressed and hair dried.

Iliana hated hair dryers and would normally let her hair dry naturally, but the only time she willing used her wind ability was to allow a little draft come through the window and it would dry her hair that way. She only used this when she was in a hurry though. Iliana nodded in response to Ethan's comment and grabbed a tablet.

"Lia, I want you to have fun, but let's be watchful and careful too okay?"

Iliana nodded and the trio left for the beach. By the time they arrived, others were there. They saw a redhead greet Andy, along with Sylas interacting with Evelyn. And Mason was with someone too. They had to do a double take. Heath himself looked very perplexed. Was that Keith? It looked like him, but by his mannerisms, he was acting totally different. Wanting to understand who this person was, Heath, followed by Iliana, approached the two.

"Good evening, um, Keith? Did something happen to you? You look different," Heath asked, coming straight to the point.

Iliana watched her brother. She never seen him look so baffled in her life and wanted to see if he would be okay.

Ethan had decided to mingle with others. He soon spotted Cherise with another camper. They looked to be close friends. Deciding to greet them, he headed over.

"Evening. Cherise right? I don't think I've properly introduce myself yet. My name is Ethan, and I am friends of Iliana and Heath. I was studying abroad in Scotland and that's how I met the two since I was staying with Heath. Who's your friend?"

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Mason treated himself to a couple predrinks at his cabin. It was just a method that would make the party tolerable quicker.

Somebody clapped him on the shoulder and Mason was about ready to shoot daggers at the person before seeing who it was. Mason slowly let a grin come across his face. That was no useless geek, that was Daniel. He flickered his eyes to Andy but she didn't seem in great spirits despite his return. Mason looked back to Daniel and forced himself to smile then pulled him in for a one armed hug with a bottle in the other. "Come on, you know I don't dance. At least not until I have a few more drinks in me then there's like a 8% chance." Mason leaned towards Daniel. "If the girls want to dance, they'll dance. And if they want to dance with somebody, they do that too." Except for the quiet ones but that was on them to suffer in silence.

"Or if someone dares you." Daniel waggled his brows while Mason scoffed, busying himself by knocking back the rest of the drink. "Think of this as my welcome back party."

He saw where this was going. The burning liquid travelled down his throat. "Who?"

"Your choice. But I've got a bet to win so if anybody asks to dance with you, you dance, okay?" Daniel laughed. Yeah, it was a different threat from most.

Mason smirked. "I'll see what I can do." Accepting his new fate, to make a fool of himself again, Mason began to scan the demigods gathered. There was a body or two he thought to ask because he wanted to dance with them. There was Andy as one, but they weren't on great terms, and this stunning redhead that knew she was hot by the way her nose was nearly in the air and her eyes hungry to break some guy's heart. Eve had other people to flirt with and torment. Trinity drew in too many eyes whether they were loved up eyes or hate eyes.

Then it clicked. And would you look at the duo that approached. "Good evening, um, Keith? Did something happen to you? You look different." Mason chuckled. That was going to be fun for Daniel to explain. So while the stunned deers figured out the mysterious case of Keith and Daniel, Mason shifted closer to Iliana.

"Also here. Thanks. Do you mind if I take Iliana off your hands?" He lowered her tablet that he saw was glued to her, and guided her away. No writing replies were necessary.

The girl still had body language and movement to tell him yes or no. "Do you want to dance? My friend over there, he's a witch, he can play something slow if you prefer?" He hoped said friend also saw him attempting to get a dance from the meek girl. Mason glanced around then smirked at Heath. Iliana was his little treasure, right? And from what he gathered, Heath didn't think much of Mason. Underneath all the torment though, there was a lesson to be learned. "I mean if you don't dance with me, I'm probably going to have to ask that girl that will eat me alive."

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"Evening. Cherise right? I don't think I've properly introduce myself yet. My name is Ethan, and I am friends of Iliana and Heath. I was studying abroad in Scotland and that's how I met the two since I was staying with Heath. Who's your friend?" Right there, right then, Ethan must have realized that - at some point - he's about to walk into the Cherise and Rae sandwich that people think they wanted, but didn't know that they really didn't. Together, the girls were wild. Cherise had always been lively and outgoing - a free spirit that liked to have a lot of fun. Rae just didn't give a fuck about what the world thought about her, so she did as she pleased so long as there was a reason behind it.

So, the two girls looked at each other and grinned wide. They were devilish little grins that all but sealed the fate of this poor soul, and he would soon find himself on their radar. Hey, he approached them first. They were hot, so no one was going to blame him. Cherise laughed, already feeling the onset of slight inebriation, "This is my best friend in the whole wide world, Rae Meadows, daughter of Artemis."

The vibrant redhead pointed at him, "If I am judging the situation correctly, then I believe that you approached us first which means you are interested in something. In exchange for whatever it is you want, we require a dance. You see, we have these moves we used to bust out in school. We were always the talk of the dance." She placed her hands on her hips and cocked her head to the side. The music was bumping and tunes that can really be bopped to are starting to kick it. This naturally made Cherise feel like she was in the right place, and Rae would do anything to seem more normal and blend in. As her mother insisted.

The two ladies grab both of Ethan's wrists and dragged him out, potentially against his will, toward the main scene where all the dancers were. If there were any. If not, well, that was well and all. At some point, Rae yelled out to Daniel, "Hey, Cherise's boy toy - grab us some beers and get some good music going!" They could get into themselves. Once they were placed where the music was most optimal for the gyration of bodies, the two of them assumed positions to the front and back of Ethan and began to dance.

Only, this wasn't the dance every guy dreamed of as he was sandwiched between two girls. They busted out the most ridiculous 70's dance moves that they could muster. They were getting funky with it, and likely to Ethan's embarrassment. These moves included things like the Bus Stop, the robot, the sprinkler, the bunny slope, wax on and wax off, the face wave, and so much more. Hell, they probably threw in their own made-up moves. That isn't to say Cherise didn't know how to dance in a way that would make a guy much more satisfied, but she's just going to have a good time for as long as she could before she, too, got roped into anything serious.

Yet, as ridiculous as the two looked, they were both drama-free thus far and generally jovial. They wouldn't trade their sorry dance moves for any drama in the world, and Cherise hoped that Ethan might join in the fun. Maybe that anyone would. Rae might not have the ability to be social with very many people, but Cherise knew how to kick her big smile into gear and get her into the spirit of a carefree good time. And carefree and out of control was really hard for Rae.

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Andy was about turn the handle and go back inside when she heard music just about blare behind her. Her face scrunched up slightly at the sheer volume of the party. She never remembered it being that loud. Who in the hell was in control of the volume? Maybe it was her subconscious telling her to just go inside or was it telling her to go to the party?

"It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life. For me. And I'm feeling good."

Andy's heart skipped a beat when she heard Daniel's—Keith's voice. What in the hell was he doing? She slowly spun around on her heels, glancing over her shoulder in the direction of the music. "Keith?"

He did some showy moves, flipping the microphone and kicking in beat with the song. "Oh freedom is mine, and I know how I feel." Andy's brows furrowed in confusion. Maybe it was everything that's been going on but nothing was sinking in. Was this some cruel prank that Keith thought would be funny? Was this Daniel? Had she officially lost her mind and was hallucinating?

"Andy, if you don't go to the party, who's gonna control your brother?" Daniel then extended his arms toward her expectantly.

"Daniel?!" her voice cracked. Andy ran toward him, jumping over the steps down from her porch. She practically leaped into his arms, nearly knocking him over when she collided into him. She held him so tight, that he'd probably complain about not being able to breathe but she didn't care.

"Hi, sis," he said quietly as he held her.

"How are you here? You died!" Tears fell from her eyes, ruining her makeup... again. But she couldn't care less. Gods did she miss him. "I can't believe you're here. I've missed you so much," she whispered.

"Now come on, things to do, people to see. 50 dollars says I can get 90% of camp's population to dance."

Daniel tried to pull her away and hold her at an arm's length. But Andy quickly wrapped her arms back around him, shaking her head. "Just one more minute, please?" She practically begged. Andy had no idea how time passed for him or what it was like. But for her, it was an eternity. Over a year without her brother. He could spare another moment or two before they went to the party. Gods knew she needed it.

Andy sighed as she finally let him free from her grasp, almost scared that if she let go of him, he'd vanish. Like it all was an illusion in her head. "Did you need to complete that outfit with a big long fluffy coat?"

She managed to actually laugh as she ran her fingers under her eyes, trying her best to fix her makeup. "It's not like I'm wearing a sequin jumpsuit," she quipped in response. Gods how long had it been since she had a normal lighthearted conversation? It felt nice. As Andy and Daniel walked side by side to the party, it almost felt like some of the weight had been lifted from her shoulders. For a brief moment she could breathe. But unfortunately, that didn't last long.

Andy's paced slowed when they reached the party as her brother quickly made his way toward Mason. On any other day she would have been right beside him but they still weren't talking. And if she smelled Eve's perfume on him it'd make her nauseous. She stood there awkwardly at the edge of the tree line scanning the people who had arrived. But before she saw anyone of worth a red head popped up right in front of her with a smile. She remembered the girl from earlier, gossiping about Andy's personal life like it was some trash TV. Suffice it to say, she did not return the smile.

"Hey. My name is Penelope, but you can call me Nelly." Andy didn't care. Maybe under different circumstances she would have been her old bubbly self. But not now. It was hard enough for Andy to bite her tongue the first time. "Um . . I am sorry if what I said earlier this morning hurt your feelings. I am known to say what I am thinking and it's gotten me into plenty of trouble. Just know that whatever my actions are in the future, I would never intentionally hurt anyone. So yeah sorry."

"Just leave my personal life out of it," Andy said before she felt an arm drape across her shoulder. Some of her tension faded away when she saw it was Trinity, even managing a soft smile.

"Look who decided to show." Andy rolled her eyes playfully at the comment. Like Trinity would have let her stay locked up in her cabin. "Hey Nelly, I'm Trinity." She gave Nelly a firm handshake, which Andy could only imagine was far more aggressive than it looked. She had to resist the urge to laugh. Trin wasn't the subtle type, one of the many reasons they were friends.

Trinity turned her attention to Andy. "Did you want to get a drink, Ando?" She was doing what any good best friend would do, getting her out of an awkward encounter. In time she'd forget Nelly's comments, but it was still fresh and she was in no mood to fake friendly. Trin's head then leaned toward hers as she spoke lowly, "You good?"

Andy held her friend's gaze and gave such a minor shake of her head, anyone else might have missed it. But it didn't seem Trinity was good either. The arrival of Wes caused the blonde to instantly tense. "I know that look," Andy said quietly.

But before she was able to tug Trinity away toward the drinks table, or just far enough away from a private conversation, Nelly had more to say. "Hello, Trinity. Nice evening huh? I got in last night so that's why I am late. I am still learning the ropes here so if you have any recommendations, I'll gladly take them. Is this ya'll's first year here or have both of you been here before?"

Andy's arm wrapped around the middle of Trinity's back, her hand gently grasping her friend's side. "Sorry, not to be rude." Although she kind of did. "But we need a moment in private."

Without anything else to add to the present conversation, she led Trin away, slowly walking them toward the drinks. Which, coincidentally, was where Wes was. "Do you think maybe you're being a little hard on him?" Andy asked, nodding her head toward Wes who's back was toward them. "He never questions you about your male friends." She saw the look Trinity made when she saw him with Alex. She understood her jealously, it was natural. But Wes had better tastes than Alex. "I doubt he has a dishonest bone in his body. He's arguably one of the nicest guys at camp. He's crazy about you... And he makes you happy." With her final words, Andy slowed them both to a stop, turning to face Trinity.

"Don't be dumb like me and ruin a good thing." She gave Trin's arm a reassuring squeeze with a smile. "I'm going to go take a shot... or like five," Andy joked. "But you should go talk to him. 5 bucks says, he's already forgiven you." Not that Trinity was in the wrong, she was entitled to her own feelings. But if she tried to apologize, Wes was already over it. He was too infatuated with her to stay mad.

Andy retreated, walking backwards towards the refreshments. She motioned her thumb toward Wes's back and gave Trinity a wink. She then spun around and went to the far end of the drinks table, giving Wes and, in particular, Alex, a wide birth. Have a good time. Don't think about it and don't get too drunk. Easy. Then it seemed the second that all went through her head, it went out the window. Andy took two shots of whatever was out, then grabbed a bear. No more.

She started toward the bonfire and almost froze when she saw the back of Ajax. Andy took a deep breath, not wanting to divert her path. She felt like that would be obvious and someone would notice, someone like Mason. But he wasn't dumb and probably could tell without anything being said. Andy slowly approached and took a seat on a different log than the one he and Duke sat on that was a couple feet away. After taking a couple sips of her beer, she sparred a glance toward Ajax as he stood up to follow after his friend. When she caught his gaze, Andy gave him a slight wave of her fingers and a brief smile before he left. It was weird. They were so close but felt miles apart. Any other party she'd be right there beside him, maybe even sitting in his lap if he had his way. But, now they were like strangers.




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Evelyn did not seem pleased about Sylas asking her for a favor. And here he thought she'd love the opportunity to have the upper hand, a moment to revel in the fact that he came to her for help. Regardless of how minor his ask was. After a moment she took the bottle. "I would but you didn't even say please." Her smug expression made Sylas chuckle. "In fact, you should be begging me for this small little favor of yours. Or at least make your case of why I should help you," she added as she hid the bottle behind her back.

Sylas took the bait stepping forward to close a little bit of the distance between them. "Please, Evelyn, would you satisfy the demon in me by charming that little bottle?" His brow raised while the rest of his face remained fairly serious. He leaned his head in so that his lips were near her ear as he spoke softly. "I'll make a fair trade for your services." Sylas pulled his head back just enough so he could hold her gaze. "I'll give you one question," he said as he held up his index finger. "Any question and I'll answer it, honestly. No lies, omissions or ambiguity."

After a moment or so, Evelyn withdrew the bottle from behind her back and held it out to him. "Our little secret."

"My lips are sealed," he grinned as he took the bottle from her delicate fingers.

"Don't get too excited. Really wanting somebody varies on intention." Sylas nodded his head and gave her a silent salute with the top of the bottle to his forehead. "I look forward to seeing who you're after. Good luck."

Sylas might have added a comment about how he didn't need luck, or something else around those lines. Instead he gave her a wink and headed toward the bonfire where he planned to announce his fun activity. But then he saw the big idiot arrive with none other than his sister, which temporarily diverted his attention.

The fresh air from their walk to the beach cleared Sloane's head. Being lightheaded and dizzy was not an ideal condition while drinking. Not that she was the drinking type. She stopped just outside the tree line, taking everything in. Nothing too crazy was going on yet, some dancing and drinking, but fairly calm. Maybe she'd be lucky enough to wonder about for an hour then disappear back to Liam's cabin, away from everyone. She was about to take a step forward in the general direction of the bonfire when she caught sight of her brother beelining straight for them. "He's coming this way," Sloane said under her breath toward Liam, but didn't divert her eyes from her brother's fiery and direct gaze.

Before Sloane could even try to grab Liam's arm and divert them in a different direction, Sylas was there. "Sloane. Liam." He gave his best fake smile as he grabbed Liam's shoulder. "How's the new roomie situation going?" he asked with a grin and a tight squeeze of the brute's deltoid. While they were still in physical contact, Sylas let his powers flow into Liam. Kick her out. You don't want Sloane. She's a burden. Pathetic. After a moment when nothing happened, he moved his hand from Liam to point at his sister. "You used your powers on him... didn't you?"

Sloane shifted where she stood, her fingers twiddling and tugging at the sleeves of her shirt. She didn't say anything, just sideways glanced up at Liam before looking back to her brother. Sylas shook his finger as he laughed smugly. "She's a smart one isn't she?... Makes me wonder what she sees in a big idiot like you?"

Sloane quickly spun on her heels, moving between the two. She turned her back to Sylas as she pressed her hands to Liam's abdomen, trying to stop him from lashing out. "Don't. He's just trying to get under your skin. If you to hit him first, you'll look like the bad guy," She said quietly as she looked up at him. Sloane wouldn't be able to stop Liam if he was set on murdering Sylas in front of everyone. But she hoped he'd listen to her rather than her brother.

"Yes, tame your beast. It's only a matter of time before your control over him fades. And then what, dear sister?"

"I don't control him," Sloane replied coldly, before looking over her shoulder toward her brother. "I'm not you."

"How adorable. You asked his permission didn't you?" Sylas shook his head, laughing softly as he tossed the bottle in his hand. "She's obviously taking advantage of you big boy. You fought her battles, give up your home... even let her worm her way into your mind willingly. Is she that good in bed?"

Sloane's jaw clenched as her gaze moved to the ground and her hands fell from Liam's chest. Her cheeks began to flush, getting so red it nearly outshined her lipstick. "Who are we kidding? Sloane here is a prude." Sylas raised his hand to stroke his sister's cheek with his index finger. "I doubt she's ever been kissed." He chuckles before wrapping his arm around Sloane's shoulders. "Let's change that, shall we?"

Her eyes went wide as Sylas tugged her away from Liam. Although his face was friendly and he appeared to be walking with her amiably, his grip on her arm was strong, almost challenging her to struggle against him. She was barely able to keep up with his long strides, frequently glancing over her shoulder toward Liam. She didn't want him to start a fight, not here in front of everyone. That'd give her brother what he wanted. He was going to continue to push Liam and herself until one of them caved.

Sylas came to a halt near the bonfire, but didn't release his hold on Sloane, instead leading them both to step up on a log. He raised his free hand to his lips letting out a loud whistle. Once he had everyone's attention, he gave a charming smile before speaking. "I don't know about all of you, but my sister and I think that what this party really needs... Is a game!" He holds up the bottle, wiggling it slightly.

He jumps down from the log, leaving Sloane to slowly step down on her own while he walks around the fire. "I'm sure you've all heard of 7 minutes in heaven." Sylas smirked. "I was content with a simple game of spin the bottle, but Sloane's itching for something a little more exciting." He slowed his pace until he was standing before Andy. "Andy, would you mind conjuring up something a little more... private?"

Andy slowly sat up right, tapping her fingers against her beer. She didn't want to be a part of this game, but Sylas didn't look like he was going to let anyone get away with sitting out. She sighed, before extending her left hand with her palm up. As her hand raised, a closet rose up from the ground on a farther edge of the beach, a hundred or so feet away.

Sylas smiled as he turned back around to face the rest of the campers. "I'm sure you all are familiar with the rules." He tapped the brim of the bottle to his bottom lip as he scanned everyone. "Now who should go first?" At one point he slowed down before Sloane. "It'd be unfair to give it to you first. After all, this was your idea... You'll just have to wait your turn." He grinned looking between her and Liam.

But then he spun around and walked directly up to a particular blonde, that he was very interested to learn more about. Eve. Sylas flipped the bottle in his hand, before holding it out to her. "The honor is yours."

Sloane crossed her arms over her chest. She hated when he did stuff like this, spun things around on her. He made it seem like this was her master plan, so if she left... Well, she couldn't. With a sigh, she took a seat on a log as far from her brother as possible. This was going to be a long night.




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"You've never allowed one arm to get you down, though, which is pretty damn awesome if you ask me."

Wes chuckled softly. "Well, thank you. I couldn't very well bitch about something that was my own fault, now could I?"

Alex hooked her arm in his as they headed through the woods toward the party. She seemed happy at the little decorations of lights leading to the beach and the prospect of a party. It did always seem to lighten moods for most of the campers. Wes just hoped that it might be an opportunity for him and Trinity to... move forward maybe. If that was still an option. He hated it that she was mad at him for something he didn't do. Or maybe he did and he was just too much of an idiot to realize it. Wes just hoped, whatever it was, he could fix it.

"Let's make this a night to remember."

He smiled toward her, then quickly ducked away when she tried to tickle him. "Woah, none of that." He laughed, holding his index finger up in contradiction.

Wes slowly trailed after Alex toward the concession table, where there was an ample amount of food and a variety of drinks available. He hadn't quite realized how completely famished he was until he smelled the food. He wasted no time fixing up a burger and snagging a beer to drink along with it. He barely ate all day with his stomach in constant knots. Now with food in front of him, he had to fight to urge to shove it down in a single bite.

"If there's any dancing... you going to ask Trinity?"

He froze with the burger held to his lips. "I want to... I just... I don't know if she'd agree."

Wes took a large bite out of his food as he turned around to observe the party. He froze, mouth full, when he saw Trinity standing a few feet in front of him. He stood there... awkwardly as he tried to quickly chew and swallow the the food. "Trinity... You look gorgeous." Wes looked awkwardly between his burger, beer and then Trinity. He quickly set what he held onto the table and dusted his hands off on his pants. "Can I get you a drink?"

Shortly after he asked, Sylas made a loud show beckoning everyone to join in on a game. Wes didn't know how he felt about partaking. He didn't need another reason for her to be mad at him. He slowly took a step toward Trinity, motioning toward the bonfire. "Did you want to join? I wouldn't kiss anyone... just stand there awkwardly for 7 minutes." He quickly continued adding another comment. "I mean, you can kiss whoever you want though... Or we could just walk around. Or I could leave you alone. I just want you to enjoy yourself... to be happy."

Gods was he putting his foot in his mouth. Wes awkwardly chewed on his bottom lip. He didn't know how to fill the silence, so instead he grabbed another beer. He popped it open, then held it out toward her, almost like a silent peace offering. He was content to wait until she decided his fate for the evening.




7 minutes in heaven


1. The person who receives the bottle, spins it and it will land on whomever they want. Doesn't have to be for romantic reasons, just whomever they desire.

2. They are locked in the closet for 7 minutes.

3. Afterwards the person who the bottle landed on (not who spun it) picks who goes next.

disclaimer: I suggest writing a collab between the two characters going into the closet, so that it isn't a bunch of back and forth posts and so it doesn't take forever for one round. It could be easy enough to include the spinning of the bottle, time in the closet and choosing the next person in a single collab.

Any questions, let me know :)

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Image They'd talk later about the details. He mentally promised. For now the priority was for Andy and him to have fun and own the party.

Peer pressure mixed with a dash of guilt trip worked every time. But he couldn't revel in the moment because some different faces approached him. "Good evening, um, Keith? Did something happen to you? You look different," Heath observed.

Mason outright laughed and left with the quiet girl which seemed to distract Heath entirely.

"Sorry, not use to seeing my sister dance," Heath explained. Daniel looked between the dancing pair and the brother. Daniel nodded, seeing it already. "I don't know if you know this, but Iliana and I aren't blood related. My father adopted her after her own biological father was killed. Anyway, back to that question?"

Well that was just a casual bomb to drop on his head. Daniel blinked stunned Heath was able to say it all without emotion. "I guess I'm sorry to hear if you are?" Daniel said uncertainly. But as Heath seemed eager to press on, Daniel adopted a less sympathetic and uncertain attitude with a clap of his hand. "Back to that question though, I'm glad you've noticed my new look. A lot has happened. I caught the love bug, lost my virginity, tried make up, Ethan's serenity inducement is having max effect." The things he listed off probably served as a slap to the son of Athena's pride and intelligence. But he didn't lie to be harmful, he lied to be bluntly evasive. "It's a long story and the party's not the place for it. But you can call me Daniel if you like."

"Hey, Cherise's boy toy - grab us some beers and get some good music going!" A girl called out. Daniel frowned at her charm but obeyed one request, the music was something he was happy to provide. Something upbeat to get some head bopping or toe-tapping from the reluctant movers and dancers to fully indulge.

Daniel was about to head over and grab four beers when another girl approached Heath and him. “I get to see Mason dancing? Is it my birthday?” Was a blonde's way of entering the conversation. “You know, I’m super impressed with you. I thought you’d be over there all growly and ripping the two of them apart.” Was the guy really like that? He seemed to have a bit more composure than that but when it came to sisters he supposed anything could happen.

Daniel watched his mini dare take place with very tame actions and moves. He also saw Cherise and another girl with Ethan, dancing like clowns, bringing a warm smile to his lips. She was absolutely beautiful and carefree. “And you, I would have bet serious money on that guy having no friends.” Daniel glanced to the blonde. Normally that was a pretty safe bet. “Between you and me, I think he fancies himself as some kind of big scary wolf.” Daniel grinned as she did. Also, half accurate.

"I always thought a lone biker,” he jested back.

“I’m Eve.”

"Daniel," he said in turn, offering the girl a smile. "So you know Mason? Well...relatively?" he asked, wobbling his hand. The son of Hades managed to prove unpredictable time and time again.

He didn't get quality greeting time with the girl before a loud whistle pierced the party. Daniel turned towards it waiting for the big announcement from Evelyn's intimidating boyfriend. "I don't know about all of you, but my sister and I think that what this party really needs... Is a game!" A part of him wanted to whistle and applaud but that might show too much enthusiasm. "I'm sure you've all heard of 7 minutes in heaven. I was content with a simple game of spin the bottle, but Sloane's itching for something a little more exciting." Ah a modern day Janet. There was no denying 7 had the potential to be a lot more exciting. For the people locked in heaven. Or a small space for to feel claustrophobic. It was all in perception.

The dude crept around and bestowed the bottle upon Eve. "The honor is yours."

"Let the games begin," he muttered to himself, rocking back and forth on his heels with boy like excitement. However, seeing as Eve would soon be busy cozying up to whoever, Daniel looked around for some new company. The company he sought was like being doused in a cold shower. There were a few redheads on camp but fewer with the aura of Evelyn.

Daniel gravitated towards the girl who may not be locked in a closet until her turn and wasn't busy busting moves. He hooked his arm through hers and gestured off for a little walk. They could talk wherever she pleased, she wasn't the kind you could drag away. But he'd rather lead her a couple paces off, remaining in party vicinity of course.

He unwound his arm from hers and stood in front of her. There was something nerve-racking about standing before her as someone new in a sense with the whole crossover identity issues. He grinned bashfully and held out his arms. "Problem solved. Hi, I'm Daniel." He reached out for a shake. "I'm the son of Hecate, most my injuries are self-inflicted. I have a debatably bad habit of playing with illusions and conjurations." He pulled down his collar, exposing his neck and shoulder, "Wendigo conjuration," he rolled up a sleeve and pointed to the bite on his arm, "zombie," then he pulled up his top showing his abdomen, "crossbow," he smirked to Evelyn. They both knew the latter well.

He tapped to his last big scar. "And spear. This is the one that killed me," he explained softly. That part wasn't so humorous. Hecate had brought him back but Daniel was deceased for a long time. "Thank you for your help, Evelyn," he added sincerely. Without her, he'd still be the awkward geek that had no concept of his powers that lived inside a shell. That was the worst thing about Keith, otherwise, he wasn't a bad persona - but Daniel being Daniel again, he was beyond grateful and appreciative for that. How could words express it? He kissed her cheek. "You look beautiful by the way."

Daniel gestured to the refreshments. "Can I get the lady a drink? Theeen maybe steal a dance?" he suggested, quirking his brow up for her assessment. Slender Man liked to move about so he probably wouldn't pay attention to his redhead for a while.



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Image Somewhere inside Mason was hoping for a rejection then he could report to Daniel he tried and failed. Iliana's consent was equally as pleasing and surprising though. He kept his moves small to avoid startling the girl, that and he wasn't big on dancing. At one stage he placed a hand on her waist and grabbed her hand to sway them about but beyond that, not much of a graze came of their dance. Mason gave Iliana a twirl or two. "Not so bad is it?" he asked her. Mason caught his booty call with Heath and Daniel. He smirked at her raising his brows and tilting his chin up.

Their dance wasn't long lasting which was for the best. Sylas whistled, managing to reach beyond the speakers. Mason shuffled closer to hear him speak. He proposed a game of 7 minutes in heaven - him or Sloane whoever, it made no difference. Mason hung onto the words waiting for the catch but it was a regular game of 7 minutes in heaven. He rolled it over in his head if it was worth joining then ultimately decided why the hell not. There was no better way to get to know your camp buddies than being locked in a closet with them. Mason poured himself a shot of vodka, downed it then picked up a beer along the way. He felt in his jacket pocket to grab a cigarette. He patted over another pocket then sighed, muttering out a curse. Mason forgot them. But he didn't really want to double back to his cabin until he saw who the poor soul that would be trapped in a closet with Eve was. At least her powers would make them feel lucky.

He didn't know if the willing participants were merging together or what as there wasn't that much movement, but he managed to bump into Alex. Hard. Rather than give her a look or words that said how badly he wanted her to drop dead, he remained stone-faced. "Open your eyes much? You gonna decapitate me too now?" He looked her over. "Got an object you can blame another curse on?"

Mason kept walking not caring for her reply and sat on one of the vacant logs. People could say what they wanted but there was a lack of accountability on the Gods and Alex's side so yeah, Mason was still pissed and if the bottle managed to land on her, he'd happily strangle her.



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Image "Please don't start addressing me as 'your majesty.' and I don't know... you know I'm not much for gifts, but I am curious as to what you may have in mind.."

"Whatever your majesty prefers," Duke joked. Honestly, he couldn't see himself addressing Ajax in that formal of a manner even when he became superior in Olympian standards. They'd have to find a more comfortable title when the time came. And for now, Duke let the gift comment slide.

As the cook off began and Duke piled the cooked ones to the side, Ajax got his attention. "Now look at that." Duke looked up to his masterpiece of a burger and grinned. "I call it...." Duke waited in suspense for the perfect name for such a burger. "Well... I don't know what to call it, but I know I want to eat it."


Duke chuckled and nodded. "Probably the best choice."

Ajax bit into it and made noises like the cameras were rolling and he was advertising his burger, making Duke give him another amused glance. Duke even looked around, to the left and right and over his shoulders pointedly. "You done? I mean you've had a burger before right? Watch..." Everybody did it differently but Duke placed a burger on a bun, put the chilly sauce on the meat, showed Ajax a whole sliced piece of cheese then popped it on the burger, then sliced letters, tomato and some onion bits."Annnd" Duke popped one more hamburger on it, topped it with sauce then stepped back, compressing the burger. He was not a fussy eater but he was a man that worked up an appetite and loved his meat.

Duke left the cooking station, covering his mouth as bits of lettuce fell from his mouth. "I got a bit ambitious," he admitted. "But revisiting this gift...Do you want a shield? Warhammer?" Sure the boys knew each other but he didn't want to waste resources on something Ajax didn't use or admire at least. "That's why I'm kinda hoping you tell me the design details and we work from there. When you're ready."

Duke had another mouthful of food when an announcement of 7 minutes in heaven happened. He shook his head automatically. If people wanted to be intimate there were actual roomie cabins for that and better, it could be with a person you actually liked. The games and minds of his peers were unfathomable. Logic and the straight road sat right in front of them and they wanted to go over the river rapids. "You going to join? I mean technically you don't even have to do anything..." He didn't know why he was trying to nudge Ajax towards the game. Probably because he hadn't played a group game with campers in ages and it'd be a nice change. It'd distract him from his thoughts.

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No one was more surprised then Ethan when Cherise and Rae pulled him in for a dance. For one thing, I never learned to dance. His teen years hadn't been spent around others his age. Well, he had gone to a few of Heath's families' 'get togethers' where his aunts tried to teach him a few moves. But sadly he had two left feet in that sense. However, Ethan did try his best to keep up with both girls. He looked for some assistance though, particularly from Heath. He caught sight of him with Keith still.

"Hey! Heath! I could use a hand here!"

Heath had been waiting for Keith's explanation when he heard his friend. He couldn't help but chuckle at the sight. However, he was smart enough to know that to get involved would be trouble.

"Sorry Ethan. Man up okay? You'll manage."

Ethan groaned and turned back to the ladies.

"Sorry if I am not good at this. Ya'll are great though. Try not to tire me out too much okay?"

Heath in the mean time turned back to Keith, who's real name was Daniel it seemed. It look like the explanation was too complicated for him tell him. He raised his eyebrows though at some of the things he said though. This Daniel was vastly different then Keith. However all thoughts exited his mind when Eve showed up. He pretty much ignored her. That was his mistake though when the girl touched him. He also had been looking back at Mason and Iliana and the sudden urge to separate them nearly overwhelmed him. He looked away though. His stubborn nature kicked in and he refuse to listen to his brotherly instincts. He saw Daniel greet Eve before leaving. Not wanting to be alone with Eve, he walked off and ended up near the food and watched Ajax and Duke make burgers. It was very impressive.

It wasn't long when the dancing stopped though. Iliana had been watching Ethan with Cherise and the new redhead herself. She was extremely concern for him for she could tell he was overwhelmed. She had also seen Eve around her brother and the urge to go over there and get between them was strong. A frown appeared on her face and her amber eyes flared up. Her thoughts were interrupted when Mason addressed her.

"Not so bad is it?" he asked.

Looking back at him she shook her head. He was a good dancer, but it was hard to enjoy the dance when so many thoughts filtered through her head. Luckily the dance ended and Mason soon left her side. It was at that moment that Sylas announced a game to play. She never heard of that before. Did Sylas's sister really come up with the idea? She didn't look too thrilled. Iliana was so focused on the two that she almost missed the interaction with Mason and Alex. That was the one thing she had been trying to prevent. While they were too far away for her to hear what they said, Iliana moved closer and caught Alex's annoyance. However the demigoddess soon left and approached Pete and another girl. Iliana looked around and saw Trinity and Wes. She decided to stay out of that. She then remembered Heath still had her tablet. She found him near Ajax and Duke. Heath smiled when he saw his sister.

"Did you enjoy yourself?"

Relief was evident in his voice. Iliana shook her hand a bit, which meant 'okay'. She then grabbed her tablet from him before asking if he was okay and she saw Eve with him.

"I doing better now. Did Sylas make some sort of announcement?"

~Yes, he said his sister Sloane wanted to play 7 Minutes in Heaven. I don't think it was her idea though. She didn't look too thrilled. I don't know what this game is, but it involves a bottle and a closet. Andy conjured one up it seems. Eve got the bottle.~

Heath groaned. He knew what the game was. Never played it. He immediately thought of Ethan though. The guy was not a fan of tight spaces.

"Concept of the game is simple. Eve will spin the bottle and whoever it lands on, the two of them will spend 7 minutes doing anything inside of a closet. After that, the person whom the bottle land on will pick the next person to spin the bottle."

What was Sylas trying to accomplish here? Trouble of some kind it seemed. And picking Eve seemed to only confirm it. Iliana was concerned too, only for Alex though. If Mason got picked, there was a chance he could end up with Alex. What would he do then? He would dare hurt in front of the other campers right? Heath saw concern on his sisters features.

"What is wrong Lia?"

~I am afraid for Alex. I don't think she's safe here, not from Mason at least.~

Heath nodded and whispered, "I think so too, but Mason isn't dumb. He wouldn't try something now with all the campers around."

Iliana nodded and walked off. Heath sighed and decided to check on Ethan.

Ethan was relieved when the dance ended and Sylas made the announcement. He quickly left Cherise and Rae though. He knew about the game but was not interested in playing it at all. He decided to move a ways from the others and closer to the beach. He sat on a bench and this was where Heath found him.

"Not interested in going to Heaven huh?"

"Definitely not. Where is Iliana?"

"Doing her own thing. She's got a lot on her mind."

Ethan nodded and the two sat in silence.

Iliana decided to play the game. She wanted to warn Alex, but saw that the young lady kissing Pete. She ended up sitting alone watching others.

Nelly was by herself too. The words of Andy and Trinity was still ringing in her ears. She figured the best course of action now was to watch and observe and do her best to keep her thoughts to herself. She definitely wanted to play 7 Minutes in Heaven. She did have to google an explanation of it on her cell phone though. She was curious to see who Eve would pick. She had no idea who she would pick though if she got a turn.

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Cherise was having a good carefree time, indeed. In fact, she had to take a small break to smooth out her hair from all the wild dancing. In the process of pausing to do this, she caught glimpses of ‘Keith’ here and there, and his strange mannerisms caused her to tilt her head to the side. But she ended up smiling because it was good to see him crawl out of his shell. However, there was a moment when she thought she saw him with Mason; the same guy that he was so reluctant to approach this morning. He was even laughing. Just when she thought she should approach, he was leaving to walk with Evelyn.

Rae must have caught wind of this some time between looking at Ethan and then wandering her attention over to Cherise. She grabbed the brunette by the wrist and pulled her forward. "Is something wrong?" She questioned while releasing her friend, her gaze traveling to 'Keith' as well. There it was - that tiny spark of concern or something. She could see it in her face, so she sighed and rolled her eyes.

"I'm sure it's nothing, girl. To be fair, she is wearing an adorable dress, and men are suckers for read-heads. It's tough competition out here." There, that was Rae's failure at an attempt to sooth the slight burn Cherise might be feeling. He hadn't even said 'hello' to her, or anything. Then again, neither had she. She couldn't pinpoint his behavior as deviating from his natural mannerism, either, since she's only known him for a whole day and a half - or something like that.

When she caught herself just staring stupidly at his retreating form, she blinked at Rae. "What? Did you say something?"

Rae tilted her head, peeking over Ethan's shoulder, "I was just saying that you are a lot prettier than she is." Cherise tried not to laugh, but she couldn't help it because it seeped out from between her lips. Rae was the world's worst liar. "I appreciate your little lies. Anyway, I am not worried about him right now. I want to drink, have fun, and end my night not tripping over my feet on the way to bed."

Just as she said those words, Sylas announced their bonfire activity for the night. Seven minutes in Heaven. It was probably going to be Seven Minutes in Hell if it landed on 'Keith,' and she finds out that she's about to be rejected for Evelyn. The only thought of why he wouldn't say 'hi' to her was that maybe she cheated way too much on monopoly. But holy hell, she was pretty bad at it.

It didn't matter - her best friend was finally here, and boys weren't going to be her problem anymore. Rae scares them all away or carts them off. It just depends on who the guy is.

The crazy duo led each other to the circle slowly being formed. Rae was more enthusiastic about this one than Cherise was. As she looked over at the excitement on her other half's face, she just knew that lovely head was teeming with all the dirty things she could do to any one of these guys in seven minutes. Cherise, on the other hand, was hoping that the bottle would somehow sense her hesitation and be repelled by it. Fat chance in hell that would happen. Games of chance seem to always go opposite of what you wanted.

The bottle never landed on who you wanted it to anyway. Even then, Cherise is not sure she'd be okay with it, pointing at anyone right now.

After Rae takes her seat next to Cherise, she ran her hands over the lap of her skirt and spoke up, "Since we will only have seven minutes in the closet, I would prefer no talking and just doing. I just wanted to get that out there, so no one wastes my time. If you are opposed to groping, kissing, or the removal of clothing items - my safe word is 'bananas.' Now that you've been forewarned, I don't want anyone going behind my back saying that I was inappropriately touchy-feely. No safeword, no boundaries. I simply find 'stop' and 'no' to be confusing in the context of sexual activity of any kind is all. I say 'stop' and 'no' sometimes, and it hardly means those things." She seemed content to have gotten all of that out since she's a real no holds barred type of gal. Anything goes, and nothing would be out of bounds.

Someone tossed them a couple of beers, and Rae cracks them both open to give to an already slightly inebriated friend. "Chin-up, Sun Child. There are so many delicious flavors to choose from. Why have one with you can have all of them, I say! No strings. No rules. Just fun."

Cherise took a sip of the beer, and she laughed in that way that caused some of it to spurt from her nose. She quickly put a hand to her face to not look as ridiculous as she felt.

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Of course the bottle would end on Mason. Iliana had to resist the urge to roll her eyes at their antics too. During their seven minutes, she glanced around at the other campers. Her eyes landed on Cherise and the redhead who had been dancing with Ethan. Cherise seemed to have issues though. She looked to see whom the brunette was looking at and it just happened to be Keith and another redhead. Iliana tried to recall the times she had seen the redhead. Wait, didn't she see her around Sylas a few times, once this morning and then later this evening? It was hard to remember everyone. She really needed to meet everyone at this point and at least get their names down. Looking back at Cherise, Iliana wondered what about Keith and the redhead was bothering Cherise. Before she could do anything about that, someone sat next to her. She looked in surprise to see yet another redhead female.

"Hi there. Sorry but I was getting bored sitting alone and I saw you were by yourself, so I hope you don't mind if I joined you. My name is Penelope, but you can call me Nelly."

Yeah Nelly had tried to keep herself entertained by watching others, but she was a social creature and hated being alone. She had seen the blonde a few times and the girl seemed meek enough not to be bothered by her presence. Iliana quickly typed out her own introduction and showed Nelly her ipad.

~"Hello, my name is Iliana. I don't speak so I use other means to talk with others.~

This definitely caught Nelly off guard. She was a mute? She met a lot of people, but couldn't ever recall meeting someone who couldn't talk. If it had been her, she might have gone nuts. Her eyes soon shifted to Eve and Mason, who had come out of the closet. Looked like they had a good time. Her eyebrows lifted up in amusement as Mason gave the bottle to Liv. Seeing how blunt Liv was to Mason this morning. Still her curious nature was peaked. She would have asked him why, but that meant leaving Iliana alone and she didn't want to be rude. So she would tuck that question away later.

Things got even more interesting when the bottle Liv spun landed on Sylas. Now that was completely out of nowhere. And the time the bottle spun it struck as odd at times. When Liv and Sylas went into the closet, Nelly turned to Iliana.

"Are you one of the new campers here. I got in late last night so I am new."

Iliana had been looking towards the closet when Nelly asked her that question.

~Yes, I am new. My adopted brother, his friend, and myself got in late too yesterday morning. Um, Nelly, I am going to check on someone. I hope you don't mind.~

Iliana looked very nervous but she did want to check on Cherise. Nelly smiled reassuringly.

"No worries girlfriend, we have all summer to get to know each other."

Nodding, Iliana got up and soon approached Cherise and the redhead next to her and sat down on Cherise's other side. She quickly typed down her question for her.

~Hello, Cherise. Is everything okay? Anything I can do to help?~

Seeing the redhead look at her, she quickly introduced herself.

~"Hello, I am Iliana. I met Cherise yesterday. I can't talk so I use different means to communicate. I just wanted to see how Cherise does because she looked troubled about something.~

She soon became distracted though by Sylas after he and Liv exited the closet. He went straight for Ethan and Heath and presented the bottle to the two of them. Now what was he up to? If she had to guess, it would be Heath who did the bottle because both of them knew about Ethan's claustrophobia.

After Iliana left her, Nelly tried to figure out what she would do next. She looked at the group around Trinity and Wesley. One of them was a big brute of a man and he did not look happy about something. Soon he left the group to sit next to Sloane. Now that was curious, but it wasn't enough for her to delve into further. She almost decided to join Mason, but then saw Ajax by himself. Figured she should finally introduce herself, she got up and walked toward him.

"Hello, my name is Penelope, but you can call me Nelly. I just got in last night and am still trying to meet everyone at camp."

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Cherise was in some kind of silly conversation with the ginger; hand gestures this way and that, nodding, laughing - a little bit of everything. The discussed the pairings that had already embarked on the closet adventure, however, neither of the girls knew anyone enough to judge. It was mostly based on superficial things like appearance, and stuff like that. Apollo's daughter had other things on her mind, but Rae was an excellent distraction.

"What does it take to get a bottle pointed at you around here, hm?" Rae inquired with the flailing of her arms and a huffy sigh of frustration. "To think the gods crafted such fine male specimens and they are getting paired with duds." That was more or so directed at the brunette that had gone in with Sylas. Seriously, who dresses that that at a beach party? After the unseeming duo come out and disgraced in their disheveled state, she wrinkled her nose. Her eyes trailed after Sylas as he sought out the dissenters of the group. She cocked her head to the side, "Interesting."

As she anxiously awaits the spin of the bottle, her eyes snap to Cherise of whom had wandered off into la-la land like the pathetic little daydreamer she could sometime be. It was likely that she was caught somewhere between drunk and that teeny-tiny green-eyed monster lurking just beneath the surface of an otherwise sweet girl. She was about to speak when Iliana came over and sat down next to Cherise.

She offered a bright-lipped smile at the girl and introduced herself, "Hello, I'm Rae." Of course, it took her a second to realize that there was an iPad involved in this conversation, and she leaned over Cherise's lap just a bit to take a gander at it. "Nice to meet you. Don't mind Cherise. She's being a drag tonight. I think it has a little bit to do with her boy toy and a certain red-headed woman that is quite lovely."

Cherise blinked out of her thoughts and then dragged her attention to the iPad. She looked up at Iliana and smiled, but then swatted at Rae in a sort of clandestine behind her back movement with a hand. "Oh, hey, Iliana. I'm fine, really. You shouldn't really walk around worrying so much about people. Don't you think that you're going to stress yourself out a bit like that?" It was a genuinely curious inquiry, and her tone was soft and warm as it was always.

Rae popped up onto her feet and looked down at the pair of conversationalists, her eyes quickly fleeting to the area where there were Duke and Ajax. Excellent. Just the kind of men she was looking for, and there was a perfect excuse to go over and introduce herself. Yet one was leaving, and the other seemed to have been distracted by something. "I'm going to grab myself some food. Do you want anything? A burger? You know, what? You want a burger, I know you do. It looks like you haven't eaten in ages. You're getting a little too thin." She didn't even give Cherise a chance to protest before she wandered off to go do just that.

She didn't get very far before she bumped into a retreating Duke. A hand reached up to grab one of his arms to make sure that she didn't topple over, or maybe she's just touchy-feely like that and doesn't much care. "I'd say sorry, but that would imply that I did something wrong, which I haven't. Are there still burgers on the grill? My friend over there," she gestures over to Cherise, "... looks like she could use some food. The girl can't really handle her beer if she doesn't eat. I want to drag someone to my cabin, but I don't want that person to be her." While she didn't exactly play everything off cool, at least she was straight forward. She even remembered to take a step back out of his personal space because Cherise keeps telling her about this thing called a personal bubble. Whatever the fuck that meant. Something about so many feet between one person and another.

Meanwhile, Cherise was a bit concerned with Iliana's health regarding her unchecked empathy. It was not good for something like that to go unrestrained for so long. Especially since she just flutters around checking on people, and one day she's going to approach the wrong person. "Have you ever thought about controlling your empathy a bit more, Iliana? It's sweet that you're so concerned, but I don't want you to get hurt for being a genuinely good person. It's a problem because not everyone here is so understanding, I think. It would also be a shame to see you caught up in someone's mess."

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Image Duke had learned a lesson, that it could be interpreted as offensive to ask a child of Zeus if they wanted to play 7 minutes in heaven. Because while Duke had accepted his answer and still thought they were walking in sync, Ajax had spun off and headed somewhere else. The temporary confusion of his brother missing lead him to see an awful sight. Alex talking to Pete, but it wasn't just a talk it was the smile, the eyes nearly batting, the proximity and Pete knew it too when their eyes met. Then they kissed and Duke glared in their direction before rolling his eyes and shaking his head to himself. How else did he think it was going to end? Alex was back, flirty and daring as ever. Duke could feel the field trip Pete would have with it too.

A bottle tapped on his shoulder far too soon. “Fuck, I forgot. I was supposed to ask for a date first wasn’t I?” Duke glowered at Pete but couldn't say anything back because Alex had worked against him unintentionally, leaving no come back and no room except for defeat. Pete laughed knowing well he had the upper hand. “Maybe I’ll get it right next time.”

Duke shot a glare in Alex's direction. He wanted Alex to be herself again but he forgot some aspects of her personality were troublesome and he didn't much like being made the fool. Maybe they deserved each other afterall.

He had got a couple steps when somebody bumped into him. In his huff and puff he mustn't have been paying attention and he held the girl's arms to steady her, like she held his. He opened his mouth to offer an apology but the redhead beat him to it. "I'd say sorry, but that would imply that I did something wrong, which I haven't." Now he was at a total loss for words, not sure if she meant that in a rude way like he had jumped in her way and he should apologize or because it was a genuine accident. Or another way entirely that he couldn't grasp. She continued on without missing a beat. "Are there still burgers on the grill? My friend over there" Duke found himself following her gesture to a brunette and Iliana before looking back to his present company, "... looks like she could use some food. The girl can't really handle her beer if she doesn't eat. I want to drag someone to my cabin, but I don't want that person to be her."

And Duke was at a loss again. He was with her for the whole my friend needs to eat but the last part was anyone's guess. "Okay," he began slowly, and looked around hoping a translator might appear. "Burgers are on the grill, feel free to take as much as you want." She had a tiny girl squad to feed and he really didn't want them to be modest about what they ate or how much. "Umm...if your friend gets too intoxicated, somebody else can take her back?" he suggested next. Among the demigods there were some genuinely good ones.

Then it hit him. The girl's voice he was talking to matched a certain announcement he overheard telling everyone her own 7 minutes in heaven rules/standards. She wasn't as worried about her friend as much as she was worried about somebody keeping her bed warm. Duke smiled a little finally catching on. "You're very attractive. I'm sure you'll be able to drag someone to your cabin after the game." Somehow he doubted she needed assurance on that but Duke was always happy to lay out a fact or two. "Like anything if you will it and work hard for it, it will become a reality." Although with the booze and hormones in most demigods she likely didn't need to apply the hard work.

"Duke!" Alex called out. He turned his head in her direction but ultimately let her approach himself and Rae. "I really need to talk to you for a moment... it's urgent" Duke frowned. She had diluted the meaning of that word and he didn't move an inch. "Dad wants me and Aj to go home with him. I'm not sure what for entirely, but part of it is to spend time with us. Do you want to come? you can.. if you want to that is?"

People were really beyond hellos these days. "That's great news Alex." He gestured his head to his company. A look, a nod or anything would suffice right now because she wasn't invisible and there was no reason to treat her as such. "We were in the middle of our own urgent discussion." Their conversation was of zero importance but the point was Alex didn't know that and charged in, interrupted and thought she could pluck everyone away like she did Pete from Liv. "It sounds like a family get together and that I'd only intrude. I'll think about it though," he answered. Hephaestus and Duke might have been able to get their own bonding time or at least solid training and development.

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Now, let's remind ourselves that Rae has the verbal tact and empathy of a toddler. They are little sociopaths if one thinks about it. Parents would know this as fact. She said what she wanted to and whenever she wanted to regardless of who is around. She also didn't invite clarification unless one inquired. The fact that she had actually meant to bump into either Duke or Ajax was left unspoken because he hadn't really asked for an explanation. They were both good-looking gentlemen by any gal's standards - that is, if they had standards to begin with. If they did, Duke and Ajax were prime pickings, and she didn't see any girls with them at the party. That made them free for the taking in her mind. She couldn't even peg the fact that he was clearly confused, as she offerd the tilt of her head and her own perplexed expression as he spoke.

"Burgers are on the grill, feel free to take as much as you want. Umm...if your friend gets too intoxicated, somebody else can take her back?" Her eyes moved to look up at something, and then side-to-side as if he had missed her point entirely. Was this not good flirting? She crossed her arms over her chest and pinned her gaze on him, blinking in multiple quick successions as she waited on him to draw the correct conclusion as she thought anyone would.

He finally did, "You're very attractive. I'm sure you'll be able to drag someone to your cabin after the game. Like anything if you will it and work hard for it, it will become a reality." She didn't laugh. She didn't smile. Everything that dripped from her lips, however rude and arrogant as it came out, was straight-forward. She wouldn't want to keep a man guessing when she had perfectly clear intentions.

"Oh, I don't like to work that hard for a boy. I prefer just telling them what I want." Alex was on the approach. "Duke! I really need to talk to you for a moment... it's urgent." Alex called out.

However, Rae was not done speaking yet and she'd not be interrupted so easily. She held up her index finger toward Alex and expected her to wait her turn like a good little girl. The Artemis child didn't know that this was the spawn of Zeus, and even if she had, she wouldn't have cared one bit. They didn't look like a couple, and let's face it - she was much better looking. She hadn't realized yet that he sounded a bit irritated with the brunette that had just bulldozed her way into a very important conversation. "You said I was attractive, and I bumped into you with the intent of seeing if you thought so. I'm not a very good flirt, and I don't like cat and mouse games. You're cute, and I am very much open for after-party fun at either of our places."

When Duke addressed Alex, she let the two have their conversation but intruded when necessary. She'd not be ignored, either. Rae was not a welcome mat that one just walked all over.

Dad wants me and Aj to go home with him. I'm not sure what for entirely, but part of it is to spend time with us. Do you want to come? you can.. if you want to that is?"

"That's great news Alex." He gestured his head to Rae and she tossed the girl her best and quickest sarcastic smile. "We were in the middle of our own urgent discussion." The feisty ginger interjects her own comment, not that either of them asked. "Yes, the drying out of my lady-parts is really depending on this conversation right here and right now. I am going to get a little fussy if I don't have a man or two to keep me satisfied while I am stuck here. I find this one rather cute, but I can come back later."

That was a good sense of urgency as any. Her tone was so flat that it didn't sound like she was being vindictive or anything. There wasn't any annoyed undertone, either. She was just trying to get to the point for Duke to think about a little later after he's done speaking with Alex. Rae didn't stick around after that, so she didn't hear the latter half of his conversation.

She moseyed her way over to the grill. Now Ajax was in her sights. Poor guy... She didn't notice at first, but Penelope was there. Oops - always interrupting some girl with some guy, but she wasn't rude like some entitled Zeus chick. She flashed her the obligatory greeting smile and waved. She decided right then and there that it would be otherwise bad form to hit on Ajax. "Don't mind me. Just going to grab a couple of burgers. A girl's gotta eat," she states absently as she collects the plates, buns, and eventually the patties themselves. Ajax was leaving to chase after who she thought was maybe his girlfriend, of whom was now speaking with Duke. This place was so confusing. She ended up eventually juggling three plates and a couple of beers hugged to her chest. She looked like a carnivorous freak with a pension for alcoholism. It looked like she needed some help...

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Image "You said I was attractive, and I bumped into you with the intent of seeing if you thought so. I'm not a very good flirt and I don't like cat and mouse games. You're cute, and I am very much open for after-party fun at either of our places."

It took everything in Alex to not lash out at the female, especially since she had no right to anyway. She didn't own Duke, Duke wasn't hers, and she had just kissed Pete not too long ago. Did Duke seriously call her attractive? Her gaze fell from him as her jaw tightened slightly. She took a deep breath before exhaling from her nose. Keep it together.. this bitch isn't worth it, Duke knows better than to be with some cheap little easy skank, and you're not his girlfriend. she thought.

Rae's voice was like nails on a chalkboard every time she opened her stupid desperate mouth.

"That's great news Alex." Duke told her, which caused a smile to grow on Alex's face, but her smile soon fell when he gestured his head to Rae, causing Alex to look in that direction. Alex's eyes travelled down the girl with distaste, then back up to her face.

Image "We were in the middle of our own urgent discussion." he told her. Those words she didn't expect from him.

With her eyes locked on his, her heart sank as her mouth fell slightly agape, unable to speak. She took a tiny step back from him as she looked between his eyes as if searching for the answer as to why he was being like this. He had made her feel utterly embarrassed in 0-60 seconds.

"Yes, the drying out of my lady-parts is really depending on this conversation right here and right now. I am going to get a little fussy if I don't have a man or two to keep me satisfied while I am stuck here. I find this one rather cute, but I can come back later." She was disgusting. The very thought of Rae's head being rammed down into a table, if not the BBQ, or any other inanimate object, was better than having to hear to the crap flying out of her mouth. Surely Duke didn't like this.

"It sounds like a family get together and that I'd only intrude. I'll think about it though,"

"Sure you will..." she said before she turned and walked away.

He would no doubt prefer to stay at camp now he had someone's claws set into him for a night of God knows what.

Soon as she was out of their line of sight and hearing, Alex ended up on the beach and just let out her pent up anger and frustration she didn't want him to see. She screwed up her fists and screamed a little. How was she able to recover and be her old self in this fucking place? it was impossible.

Going to Mount Olympus was the only option now.

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The redhead introduced herself as Rae and from the looks of it, she knew who Cherise was. Iliana wondered who's child she was. She mentioned Keith and the redhead he was with. Did that mean Cherise was jealous? The other day Iliana did wonder if she liked the guy when she met them before the trial. Iliana had never been in her situation before so she didn't know how she could help unfortunately. Cherise then realized she was there and spoke up.

"Oh, hey, Iliana. I'm fine, really. You shouldn't really walk around worrying so much about people. Don't you think that you're going to stress yourself out a bit like that?"

Too late for that, Iliana thought. She was an empath after all, she couldn't help but worry.

~I can't help it sometimes Cherise. It's not like I can turn off my empathy like a switch.~ she typed out in response.

She saw Rae stand up before saying, "I'm going to grab myself some food. Do you want anything? A burger? You know, what? You want a burger, I know you do. It looks like you haven't eaten in ages. You're getting a little too thin."

It took Iliana a minute to figure out that Rae was talking to Cherise. Regardless, she did nod her head. She forgot they were serving burgers. After Rae left, Cherise turned back to her.

"Have you ever thought about controlling your empathy a bit more, Iliana? It's sweet that you're so concerned, but I don't want you to get hurt for being a genuinely good person. It's a problem because not everyone here is so understanding, I think. It would also be a shame to see you caught up in someone's mess."

Iliana knew all too well there were bad people. And she had already experience a lot of negativity here as well. It was why Athena was going to get that amulet made for her. She was about to tell Cherise then when Mason suddenly popped up.

He must have heard a part of Cherise's statement because he said, "Most of us are understanding though and would never take advantage of you or hurt you because you are so good. Yes, it would be a shame if you were involved in someone's mess, but don't you trust anyone to pull you out of the deep end? Even then, who's mess would you involve yourself in?"

What was he trying to say here? Iliana couldn't help give him a puzzling look. Finally, she typed something down for him.

~I know I can count on my brother, Ethan, and now Cherise to help me. And I can't help but be concerned when someone is hurting. But I do know now I have to look after myself too.~

She wasn't bound to tell him that Alex was one of the people she was concerned for. Finally the guy left them and Iliana turned back to Cherise.

~Ethan told me that Athena is going to have Hecate and Hephaestus help her make an amulet to help me with my issues. Hopefully it'll be done within a few days. Oh can you not let anyone know about my empathy. Well, if you trust Rae you can mention it, but I don't want others here to know because they could take advantage of that or block me from their emotions. Like Sylas, something about him as well as Mason worries me. They are both good at hiding their emotions.~





"Ajax. Can I offer you some advice, Nelly? - pick your friends carefully, okay? and trust no one. Especially those who just prefer to spend their time playing stupid games. If you'll excuse me, I just have to talk to my sister. Come find me later if you want? I'll... probably be lurking around somewhere."

Well wasn't this interesting? Mason had almost told her the exact same thing about 'choosing your friends wisely'. Nelly couldn't promise much but she could promise to watch her back. She valued her life too much to be reckless. She waved at him as he went to fetch his sister. For now Nelly would play the middle ground though fore she knew she was no match for the children of Zeus and Hades's son. You add in Trinity and Andy, and that was definitely a mess. And why did she even have to 'choose'? She prefer to get along with everyone, but Nelly wasn't that naive. She already proved that by angering a few campers here.

Walking around she soon spot someone having issues with balancing some food and drinks. Seeing it was a redhead like her, she came up and addressed her.

"Need a hand?" she offered before taking a few of those things she carried.

"Hi my name is Penelope, but you can call me Nelly. Where to?" she asked with a smile.

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Theo left his cabin for the party extremely late, sliding his short sleeve denim button down on over his white t-shirt as he hurried down the steps. He wasn't much one for fashion, but even he thought he looked nice tonight. Theo knew he was late, and he kept his pace quick as he stomped through the woods down into the heart of camp. After Olympus, Theo was anxious to see Trinity. She had talked about spending the night in Theo's cabin, but they lost track of each other before they got back to camp. He hadn't seen her since, but Theo was optimistic that their relationship might just be turning a corner.

Theo smiled as he broke through the tree line, a tingle of excitement going down his spine. The party was already going strong. There was a big bright bonfire rising into the air, and the strong smell of hamburgers on a grill smacked Theo in the face. He whistled carelessly as he crossed the last hundred yards to the first wave of people, but as he broke through into the heart of the party, his mood immediately changed. There she was... in the exact place he didn't want to see her. Trinity was cozied up on a log next to Wes. She looked pretty much at ease as well, like the two didn't have a problem in the world. Theo just stood there with a dazed look on his face as he watched Trinity and Wes interact from a distance. She was flirting with him! Some things never change... Theo thought as he shook his head. He was pretty sure that she hadn't even noticed him arrive at the party. He had half a mind to turn on his heels and leave, but he opted for the alcohol table. Far from the jealous type, the bitterness just at the sight of Wes and Trinity confused Theo enough emotionally for him to decide to drown out the noise in his head.

Theo grabbed a couple of beers, scooped up a lawn chair, and found a spot to brood on the edge of the party. Knowing himself, Theo figured that once he was drunk enough, he would cheer up and be social. He sat back and watched as the game of Seven Minutes in Heaven started. He certainly was not in the mood for a silly game like that. As the game went on, Theo managed to down seven or eight beers in a very short amount of time. He was starting to get that warm feeling in his gut. Alcohol took his confidence to new levels. Trying to keep his eyes away from Trinity, Theo scanned the party. There had been a lot of new people showing up at the camp, and maybe one of the new girls could serve as a fitting distraction.

After a minute or so, he spotted an attractive redhead carrying food and drinks back to the big group. She looked like she was struggling a bit. Theo stood up, steadying himself before moving forward. The alcohol had hit him faster than he had expected. He walked quietly through the party to cut the girl off, almost bumping into the redhead as he approached. The angle he took basically forced her to stop walking and face Theo. He smiled down at her with as much confidence as he could muster, "Oh... uhhh, I'm sorry. I'm just a little drunk." Theo spoke with innocence like he hadn't created the situation on purpose. He ran his hands through his hair before glancing down at all of the things she was carrying.

"Do you need any help?" Theo reached out prepared to take some of the load off her hands. This gave him a chance to look the girl over from up close. Something felt... familiar, but Theo chalked it up to the alcohol in his system. Either way, she was a smoke show. Definitely enough to distract Theo for a while. "I hope you know I'm holding onto one of these beers for myself though," Theo winked at her mischievously.

It was just about then that another new redhead walked up, looking to help as well. This one was bubbly as hell. Theo smiled at her, gathering that her name was Nelly. Theo glanced between the two girls... looks like he had options.

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It was now Rae's turn to be bumped into, but at least the face was cute. Never you mind that she almost lost everything she was attempting to tow back to her little party of three. "Oh... uhhh, I'm sorry. I'm just a little drunk." She cocked her head to the side, her eyes venturing to sneak a peek at Penelope as she also wandered over. At first Rae supposed that it was just to grab a bit to eat, but she was soon addressed by her fellow ginger.

She allowed the girl to go ahead and relieve her of two of the burger plates. "Well, Penelope, I am glad you asked. I, for one, am headed back to my fun little party with my dear Sun Child and her little friend. You are free to join, but no drama, please. We are a hormonally, angsty free space. Parties are supposed to be fun, and some of these people are total mood crushers."

Then her attention shifted to Theo, unaware that this was her half-brother. Somewhere on Olympus, Artemis wishes that she had told Rae of her sibling. This was a camp full of Demigods that need a little love, and one shouldn't have to hit on their brother. Yet, here they are - Rae and Theo, practically locking goo-goo eyes with one another. There was even a hint of a smile. That is... before he tried to set claim to one of her beers.

"I hope you know I'm holding onto one of these beers for myself though," he informed her ever-so kindly, and she tsked him with the wag of a finger and the shake of her head. "As much as it would be easier to get you back to my cabin if you are inebriated, I think that you've had one too many drinks. The party has hardly even begun." She caught the wink, but it just led to one very confused expression crossing over her features.

A wink could mean anything.

Regardless, she took her beer back from him and fluttered her lashes at him, "The cooler is back there. This is for the girls and me, and you are not one of my girls. Therefore, you get your own beer, but I will allow you to join solely based on your attractiveness."

She swung her attention back to Penelope; then, it was back to Theo. There was an idea there. This man looked willing to do what it took to get a gal into bed, and she was looking for a boy that would do what she wants. It's a perfect time to test him. "In fact, why don't you be a good boy and get my new pal, Penelope, a burger and an extra beer. I'll keep a seat warm for you, so don't keep me waiting." With that said, she gave him a flirty departing wave before turning around to walk with Penelope back to Cherise and Iliana.

Once she made it back to her spot, she cast her eyes down at Iliana and Cherise and gave a rehearsed smile followed by "Well, eat and drink up, ladies. Our bodies depend on proper nourishment, and this party depends on a rather relaxed state of mind. AKA, drunkenness, or at the very least, something quite close to it. There will be no duds here on my watch, please and thank you." Whenever Penelope would catch up, she'd start passing out the burgers and the beers. In the process of doing that, her eyes dared to roam at those still in the vicinity of the game, wondering who the bottle was handed off to next.

Daniel. Curious. She looked down at Cherise for a moment and stepped in front of her. She didn't want Cherise to notice that there was a severe possibility of the bottle not landing on her, thus not allowing her to fall into the realm of disappointment. There were plenty of good-looking boys here. In fact...

...She placed a hand on her hip in contemplative silence and swiveled her eyes to greet Theo. Now, it wasn't that she knew this was her brother or anything. She still doesn't. She doesn't have a feeling of connectedness or anything to the effect. It was just possible that if it was there, she just brushed it away like she did all of her other emotions and instincts.

She'd wait until he got here, with or without the burger he was commanded to retrieve for Penelope. "Ah, here you are. Finally. What took you so long? Did you have to kill the cow and cook it first?" She gestured toward Cherise and Iliana, "Iliana and my Sun Child, Cherise. I'm the only one allowed to call her Sun Child, however - but you look like you could use a little dash of sunshine, and she's cute. And available. Very available."

Distractions were everything. She does what a best friend does best. Rae and Theo could get together later, but she'd like to keep the ghastly green shade of jealousy from the glimmer of her gal pal's eyes.





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Cherise watched Hades with caution. She didn't really know the guy, do it was a bit unfair to pre-judge. However, something about him gave her the gut feeling that he was going to sew a little discord like the devious vixen he coupled up with in the closet. She just smiled because that's what she does - pretends like things don't eat her away at the expense of not stressing out other people.

"Most of us are understanding though and would never take advantage of you or hurt you because you are so good. Yes, it would be a shame if you were involved in someone's mess, but don't you trust anyone to pull you out of the deep end? Even then, who's mess would you involve yourself in?" Maybe it was just the way he turned his gaze to Cherise that bothered her the most - as though he was implanting some doubt that she had the best intentions for Cherise.

Yet, Iliana was no dummy. The Apollo girl didn't see what was typed out on the iPad for him, but she didn't need to. Cherise and Iliana share a common thread, and things were already promised there. He's just being a dick. "Anyway, you ladies enjoy your night. I'm around if you get too caught up." She waved him on as he departs, then turned her attention back to the iPad.

She leaned down to get a look at it and smiled gently. "Sylas? Oh," she looked over at the devil himself and waved a bit in his direction. She never did ask him if he needed a spot of healing. Then again - no one in this camp seemed to want it. Men will be men. She gave him a small smile and then turned her focus back on her present company, pre-Rae showing up with Penelope and Theo. "I don't think it's Sylas you have to worry about. I think someone hurt him. I wonder who it could have been," she says this almost thoughtlessly. It just slipped out of her mouth without any real information - it had only been his word that someone close to him had done something. With the bruising evident on his person, he or she must have physically assaulted him in some way. It was her only conclusion. Regardless, she felt sorry for the guy and hoped to put Iliana at ease when it came to him.

She waved that away, and just as she went to look at who might be getting the next, Rae stepped protectively in front of her. With food and beer, too, which Cherise would never decline. She stretched out her hands to relieve Rae of what was offered to her, and places the plate on her lap and then digs the beer can into the sand.

As she introduced Theo, or - whatever that was, Cherise looked up at him and then turned red. Redder than the shirt that hugged her torso. Her eyes turned to Rae very slowly, almost in the what the fuck? kind of way. The woman knew no boundaries, but perhaps it was for the best. Standing in her clearly available state, her plate, burger and all, slid off of her skirt and onto the ground.

Great. That was just great. Why is every moment with a guy terribly embarrassing?

She rolled her eyes, but it was mostly at herself. Her mouth parted and she quirked her jaw from one side to the other, then looked up at the sky to quietly curse her father for rendering her suddenly stupid in the face of - well, cute faces. Could the gods create ugly children for once? You know, the human ones - not the menagerie of sick and twisted beasts.

Rae placed a few fingers on her forehead, her shoulders sinking. Cherise just decided that she'd have to get over it, stuck out her hand, and gave Theo her best and warmest smile that totally said, pretend you didn't see any of that. "Hi, I'm Cherise."

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"So how did it go in there?" Ethan asked as Heath returned.

"A little awkward, but it's to be expected since we never talked til now."

Ethan nodded. Only one that had met Andy up to this point was Iliana, and even that encounter had been brief.

"Was Andy one of the people you thought of spending 7 minutes with? What did ya'll talk about?"

"Yes she was. I just asked her about Keith, but she said she couldn't give me answer either. I knew it was a longshot, but I felt it didn't hurt to ask as long as I didn't ask for details. I'll admit though, I do want the details, but I know it's not my business. After all, I would never give details about Iliana's situation without her permission. She did make a few comments on how the three of us are together a lot. I told her the truth that we're together a lot for Iliana's sake, but not everything. She was understandable, which I figure she would be."

"Hmm, well I have been thinking we need to start interacting with others more. You can speculate all we want, but until we get to know these people, we won't get anywhere that much. Observing them can only get us so far."

Heath thought about that. His friend was right.

"You want to start tonight then?

"Uhhh, maybe not right now. I don't want to take any chances of getting inside that closet."

"Mmm, staying over here didn't help either.

"Yes, but staying over there only greatly raises one's chances."

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"I don't think it's Sylas you have to worry about. I think someone hurt him. I wonder who it could have been?"

Iliana looked at Cherise in shock. And it was for the reason one would think. It wasn't because someone hurt Sylas, but because she didn't believe her about Sylas. Sure, she had no concrete evidence of Sylas being dangerous, but she once made the mistake of not trusting her instincts and she was trusting them majorly in this case. Plus, she couldn't help but feel that that source of rage from earlier had been Sylas since she saw him exit that beat up cabin and it hadn't been too long ago when she felt that rage. Was she really jumping the gun on this one? It was then she remembered she had seen Cherise with Sylas this morning. At a lose, Iliana just sat there, lost in thought.

Meanwhile, Nelly had just taken some of the redhead's load when a guy showed up to help. She smelled the beer on him and his first words only confirmed that. Finally the redhead answered her.

"Well, Penelope, I am glad you asked. I, for one, am headed back to my fun little party with my dear Sun Child and her little friend. You are free to join, but no drama, please. We are a hormonally, angsty free space. Parties are supposed to be fun, and some of these people are total mood crushers."

Sun child? Must be Apollo's daughter then for he was the only one Nelly could think that was associated with the Sun, unless you counted Helios of Greek mythology. But her father never talked about someone with that name, so it had to be Apollo.

"Oh don't worry about me. I am as fun-loving as they come. I prefer no drama."

Her fellow ginger then started flirting with the new guy, even asking him to get Nelly a burger and beer. It was a good thing they were in Greece because Nelly technically wasn't legal in US terms since she was 20. She was fine with beer, but did prefer something more fruity, like margaritas. Soon they arrived at the young lady's destination, which was with none other then Iliana and the brunette she had wanted to check on. Theo soon returned and the redhead quickly introduced Cherise and Iliana to him. Cherise then proceeded to get up, only to knock her food over. Nelly barely managed to contain her laughter, but a snort did come out.

"I'll clean that up, no worries," she said and proceeded to do so.

She looked at Iliana saw the girl was down in the dumps about something. She didn't even pay attention to the food and beer she had gotten.

"Iliana are you okay?"

This startle Iliana a bit, but not so much that she dropped her own food. It was then she saw Rae had returned with Nelly and there was another guy with them. Looking at Nelly, she merely shrugged her shoulders and began eating her burger. She wasn't bound to touch the beer for she didn't like alcohol. Seeing that Iliana was preoccupied, she turned back to the new guy, Rae, and Cherise.

"So fellow redhead, care to share with us your name too?"

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Image “I think I've had my share of action for the night, thank you,” Evelyn replied a little too quickly. “Now I know how men feel. I would dare say that's going to beat any closet encounter we might have.”

He chuckled like any good-spirited fellow because she had a point. He probably wasn't going to grind on somebody in a closet or dance in there. Then she gave a conforming wave. So it wasn't a no but it wasn't a yes. Daniel would take it. As he started to bob and find the beat again she spoke. “You've used your chance a lot more different than I thought.”

"Oh yeah? How'd you think I'd use it?" Daniel was already amused to hear her answers.

Before he could be further entertained by her response, Andy approached. For a second he thought she had come to dance with her brother like a good little sister that knew part of a party was dancing, but nope. "Sorry to interrupt. I've heard he's very charming." Did she just come out of her way to pick on him and fun block or? "But this jerk made me come to this party. So, he gets to go next." He grasped the bottle that was shoved into his chest. Daniel mocked a glare at Andy. "Knock yourself out."

Daniel chuckled and saluted. He took one step then halted abruptly. "Andy, Evie. Evie, Andy" he waved a finger between the two. "Evie helped bring me back. And Mason. And, uh, dancing isn't in the Hecate genes so don't expect much from this one."

Daniel made his way towards the group. He lost grip on the bottle and it should have fallen at his feet, that's where the neck was going but it rotated strangely at the last second. He shook it off since he was no dynamics or physics expert. He picked it up and finally arrived in the middle of the circle where he gave it a spin. Daniel followed the bottle of destiny's neck pointing to a cluster of women and Theo. He spun it again for a redo or clarity and this time the bottle slid off through the cluster's feet. Daniel looked at Andy accusingly then followed his bottle. He put a hand on Theo's shoulder giving a friendly smile as he brushed by then saw Cherise. Truly she made him less confident. Actually anxious. "Hi. Umm..." he glanced to the bottle then her. He didn't want to drag her away into a closet because that'd be creepy, but he did want to drag her away from Theo because the son of Artemis could be a womanizer and the location would just happen to be the closet.

Cherise was red. When “Keith’s” eyes met her, even redder. Penelope was cleaning up what was clearly a disastrous first impression on the Apollo daughter’s part. The Daniel and Cherise duo would probably be known as the most blundering pair of the whole camp, but that wasn’t the worst thing two people could be together. Once her eyes were cast down to the bottle then back up, she gave him her signature smile. Only, this was the one that seemed solely for him - kind of flirty, a little bashful, but very much lit up to see him. ”Hey, Keith.” Well, Daniel was still acting very much like Keith right now, so she’d not notice the change right away.

Daniel wound his fingers around hers tentatively. "Your boy toy is going to whisk you away for 7 minutes." Cherise looked at Rae, giving her a look because that was her name for him since she didn’t have his actual name. That, and Rae loved to poke fun at her. Regardless, she was very surprised that he took her hand, but it was definitely not unwelcome. Not that she was ever going to complain about it, she’s glad that he’s making the effort to touch her first. Especially since it always seemed like she was the one grasping at him in some way.

They headed to the closet, and he waved her on in first then slid in while burying his hands in his pockets. He suddenly didn't see his 7 minutes going the ideal way where he'd get a smooch or even a hug and he was an optimist. "Let me begin by saying you looked amazing when you were dancing. I mean you still do and are."

“Well, that’s because I am amazing. Only I could bring back Disco moves and still look cute,” she laughed softly. “I couldn’t help but notice that you have some dance moves yourself.” That was all she would say about that. There were questions that lingered - mostly encompassing his interaction with Mason that seemed so out of place. However, they only had seven minutes and he promised her a real date sometime. By the time these words left her lips, she took a single baby step forward to close off a little bit of the distance that was settled between them. They weren’t strangers, and she thought their attraction was very much mutual.

Daniel rubbed his neck, and this caused Cherise to halt and tilt her head. She was close - very close; near to touching, really. He didn't know if there was a tactful way to address what was on his mind and he really didn't want to lose her respect or her form a low opinion of him. "I... I've been trying to work myself up to talk to you but you've been inaccessible." Cherise always had a pal with her and that bright smile that he didn't want to ruin. "I was actually hoping we could kinda start over. I'm Daniel. I like everything I've said, music, movies, you." He smiled slightly. Obliged to give the girl some explanation, he began, "I guess I just got crammed into a shell that I didn't like much. I kept letting people stomp on me and opportunity and potential pass by." That was the brief version and yet the total truth.

Then she was taken aback. What kind of game was he playing with her? He could have offered more of the story, but she was aware that time was ticking by and there was probably a lot more to cover. Still, she looked so confused for a few seconds - like there might be a moment where all the reactions he had expected were going to surface. Yet, Cherise was an easy gal to get along with, and she liked to believe that people were too complex to judge too quickly.

His fingers skimmed along hers, hoping she'd allow them to entwine and he spoke much softer. "One of my regrets is not kissing you when you healed me in your cabin. I'd really like to make up for that now unless it's completely bad timing and you're uncomfortable. I won't do that without your consent." Daniel scanned her eyes desperate to gauge her reaction and what terms they'd be on. He'd respect her decision, comments, queries, concerns but he hoped it didn't turn to disdain.

“Well, Daniel, I have been waiting for you to kiss me,” she whispered, interlocking her fingers with his own as she sealed off the remainder of the space that still existed by leaning in and pressing her chest into his.

As a true opportunist, he smiled and lowered his head to peck the corner of her lips then pretended to draw back with a satisfied smile before it transformed into a smirk. Their lips connected the second time, softly at first although Cherise was an easy woman to get swept up in. “Such a joker,” she managed to whisper between their lip-locking session.

Daniel seemed less reserved than Keith, or so she had observed throughout the party from afar. So, she wiggled one of her hands free of his own, grabbed his wrist and guided his fingers to the hem of her blouse. After all, they were both adults. Cherise wasn’t going to pretend that this close proximity didn’t give her more… explicit needs. He’d have to do all of the untucking, but Daniel would be free to explore from the waist up.

With his hand on the loose, he gripped the material lifting it ever so slightly before slipping his hand under her blouse and squeezing her waist. It didn't take long until his other hand was on Cherise pulling her closer if such a thing were possible. This left Cherise free to roll to the tips of her toes and and do a little handsy exploring of her own...

Too soon their 7 minutes were up and Daniel stole a few pecks from her lips and managed to force himself away from her. He flashed her a smile and left the confined space with limited lighting to rejoin the fire, heading back in step with her. "Are you happy for you and your crew to adopt me or would you rather some alone time with your girlfriend to talk about my amazing kissing skills?" he laughed. Daniel didn't think people could kiss like that without any attraction to one another.

She laughed at that, “I’m happy to say that Rae is more interested in her own kissing skills, which leaves me free to keep it all to myself. As amazing as it was. As for joining me - you’re always welcome, but you don’t have to. You can always go show your face here and there and meet me back at m -” she looked back at Rae flirting with Theo, “ - your place later.”

Yes or no, Daniel headed in a different direction to retrieve his drink as she gave the bottle off to another person and stayed standing to wait for a head nod or some invite to join her, assuming nobody else stole his attention.

Cherise had to tuck back in her blouse, and while she did that she simply handed the bottle to Trinity. There was no ulterior motive to it because she didn’t know the blond enough to have any sort of agenda. “Good luck,” she said, waiting for it to be taken before she’d head back to her group.

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son of artemis
Location: Party
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Theo walked through the crowd slowly, back towards the food and refreshments area. He honestly just wanted another beer, but he didn't mind running a quick errand for a couple of girls. Honestly, the mood he was in, he would probably do just about anything that was asked of him. He grabbed two beers, a couple of burgers, and approached Rae and Nelly again.

"Ah, here you are. Finally. What took you so long? Did you have to kill the cow and cook it first?"

Theo laughed. Drunk Theo enjoyed the simple things, especially the playfulness of an attractive female. "Nope... just had to scale Mt. Olympus and let Zeus bless the food first. That way it would be extra good," Theo let the sarcasm drip in his tone.

Theo watched as Rae looked around curiously. She looked like a woman on a mission, something he could appreciate. The redhead turned to him, "Iliana and my Sun Child, Cherise. I'm the only one allowed to call her Sun Child, however - but you look like you could use a little dash of sunshine, and she's cute. And available. Very available."

Well that was interesting. Theo was pretty sure he had been hitting on Rae, not asking her to play matchmaker. He took a deep breath. Deciding to go with the flow, he looked over at Cherise just as she dropped just about everything she was holding. He stifled a laugh. The girl smiled at him, almost begging for him to ignore the fact that his first impression of her was embarrassing. "Hi, I'm Cherise." She was cute. Theo would admit that. He shot her a smile back, glancing between her and Rae before extending a hand towards Cherise. "I'm Theo."

Theo was slightly confused. He had been chasing Trinity for quite some time at this point, and he had become unused to the idea of multiple prospects in front of him. His intoxication level was also increasing by the sip. He settled in as Penelope asked Rae her name. It wasn't long before Daniel came to get Cherise. Well, that only left him and Rae. He turned back to her.

"You know, a pretty smile like yours should never end up alone at the end of a party like this. I imagine you could pick which ever one of these guys you would want, Theo let out a suggestive smile, studying her reaction. Being so observant was his curse as a child of Artemis, even in this drunk state.

Speaking of being observant, out of the corner of his eye, Theo caught sight of Cherise handing the bottle to Trinity. He suppressed the urge to roll his eyes, trying to focus on Rae.

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It never occurred to her that there was never an introduction on her behalf. So, when Penelope inquires as to what her name is, she popped off her best mimicry of a smile that she could muster. "You may call me Rae. Just Rae, not Reagan or anything else. Short and sweet,"then she laughed, but it was only because she is probably the only one to find her own wry jest the least bit funny, "I would say like me, but my mother says I am just short - sweet would be a far stretch." She'd shrug at that and waited for Theo to settle his butt down on a log.

As Cherise left and Penelope became preoccupied with a worrisome Iliana, she turned her sights back to Theo. He's intoxicated, and she can tell. Like her brother, she is imbued with the powers of observations. "You know, a pretty smile like yours should never end up alone at the end of a party like this. I imagine you could pick which ever one of these guys you would want," he complimented her. Rather, used a silly pick-up line of which was unnecessary, but he didn't need to know that. She liked to hear the many ways men try to woo their potential interests, whether they were inebriated or not.

In the meantime, whilst she allowed him to pull off all of the moves that make him feel - well, himself, she started to pick at and eat her burger. She had sat down a while ago, and she felt comfortable enough to utterly invade any and all of his personal space. If it weren't for the lack of every man in camp coming for her, one would almost surmise that she was an Aphrodite child. She threw her long limbs onto his lap, and they were bare and and smooth to the touch. If anyone saw anything else under the skirt, she didn't care. No shits given. No modesty. Rae was Rae, sneak peaks of the undercarriage and all. At least she crossed her legs at the ankles, so that had to count for something.

Mother didn't like her modern woman tendencies - but what do millennia old goddesses know about the freedom of a woman's sexuality anyway?

Her eyes caught that bit of disdain from Theo that followed the passing of the bottle to Trinity. She looked back at the blond with a canted head before her attention turned back to her potential bedfellow. "Interesting that you find my smile pretty. No one has ever told me that before. However, you are correct - I could." She makes a point by parting her lips and slowly slipping in her index finger, since she got ketchup on it. When she pulled it back out, it was a slow gesture and done so in a way that dramatically accentuated the thickness of her lips because she didn't want to ruin her lipstick. There was a specific second in which her eye caught Sylas, and then even Duke and Pete. It was purposefully suggestive.

Once the finger popped out, she looked back at Theo and smiled. "Tell me, because I am curious. Who would be your ideal closet mate?" It didn't seem like he had a girlfriend, but with the way he looked at Trinity, she thought that there was a chance. Rae loved boys, but she didn't need boys that came with female counterparts - either in the realm of interest, relationships, or otherwise. She needed the fun, but not the drama.

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ImageMeanwhile, the original Best Friends Forever, Artemis and Apollo, watched from afar. They were just having some light-hearted fun - a stroll through the camp while the Demigods played in closets. They were both amused to death, and that was probably because they were just a little bored.

Apollo looked over at Artemis, "Are you going to tell Rae and Theo that they are siblings?" He inquired curiously, placing his hands at the small of his back.

She laughed and looked over at him, "And ruin the fun that will be them discovering it all on their own? Nope!" The pair was close by, but they were not going to be seen if they did not want to be. Perhaps their children might feel their presence in some way, but they were content to remain distant observers - as they both naturally were. "This will be a good lesson for both of my promiscuous children, I think."

He draped an arm over her closest shoulder and smirked, "And what lesson would that be, old friend?"

She grinned mischievously, "That these campers need to start asking their peers about who is birthed from what god or goddess. They will never make this mistake again."

He could get behind that idea. "When will you stop them?"

She sighed, "I am really hoping that I won't have to, but the way it's going... I will intervene if they reach certain... What is it that the humans say?"

"Bases."

She nodded at that even if it was not a well understood concept to her, "Bases. If they somehow end up in the closet, I suppose I can save them from utter embarrassment. Why break up the only amusing part of this whole thing?"

Apollo agreed, and the two gods laughed. They were such dicks.

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Pete was ready to make a grand exit, and by 'grand' he meant slink off back to his cabin with a full bottle of beer. He'd didn't give a damn about the closet's disheveled comings and going and he'd already kissed or pissed off the two people who seemed to tolerate him. So his night seemed to be at an end, or at least he thought it was before an empty bottle was held out towards him. "I don't think we've met, but you look like you could use a smile."

Pete stared down at the bottle with a raised eyebrow, his lack of response carried on long enough to make the whole interaction turn awkward. Eventually, he put down his beer and grabbed the empty bottle off Wes, the show must go on he supposed. "Yeah, thanks mate." Of course, there was nothing thankful in the tone of his voice.

Pete headed to the center of the circle and looked at his fellow players. He figured Liv was still out at sea, so strike her out, besides he'd been a dick to her and he didn't have any desire to see her and deal with his crappy behavior. He was friendly enough with Sloane but had no wish to get in between her and the wall of muscle. Then there was Alex who he locked eyes with across the circle, he’d seen her flounce over to Duke after their kiss, probably rubbing it in his face. Pete had willingly allowed himself to be used as a tool for jealousy. Hell he’d gone to Duke to ensure his usefulness. It wasn’t his first time acting in such a role, but he was supposed to be acting better these days.

That alone should have been a deterrent against Alex, she was far too much of a wildcard and he got the feeling being around her was giving up any semblance of control. Yet as he didn’t look away from her as he spun the bottle, half hoping for another kiss and half dreading it. That was why he hardly noticed as it pointed toward a striking redhead, her legs dangling over Theo’s lap. Clearly the bottle knew exactly what he truly wanted, complication-free, preferably a redhead. With a sigh, he straightened up and raised an eyebrow at the girl. This didn’t work if she didn’t detangle herself from Theo.

It took Rae a second, well, more than a few seconds - to realize that the bottleneck was pointed right at her. She turned her head and canted it, her eyes traveled to the source and she gives off a curious, "Hmm." He had that loner appeal - a bit shaggy, rough around the edges, a certain no fucks given kind of look. That was her perfect closet mate because she, too, gives zero fucks. She just hopes that he, at the very least, took a shower.

Her gaze then fell back toward Theo, and she was all-too-happy to slide her long limbs from her conversational partner. She stood up, turned to face him, and mimicked her best sympathetic smile, "It looks like it's my go, and he doesn't seem like a guy that likes to be kept waiting," she juts her thumb behind her to gesture over at Pete, of whom waited for her to realize that it was her turn. "How does my make-up look?" She then inquired, as though he would have any clue about a woman's warpaint.

Rae pivoted to face her potential closet romp and made her way to the closet. She'd climb her way in, too, and it was probably going to be a helluva tight squeeze. While she had a relatively slim physique, she was more than blessed with volume in all the areas that really counted. Naturally, she waited for him to slip inside before she thought about assaulting him. But before that, "If you're taken, complicated, uninterested, or whatever else - please do let me know. Safeword in 'Bananas', in case you forgot. Otherwise, you don't seem like you want to listen to me talk, so..." her hands fell around the beltline of his pants to swiftly locate buttons and undo him.

Pete couldn't help a chuckle, he wanted complication-free, and she certainly seemed it. She also seemed determined to bulldoze through any shyness as she began undoing his pants. "Very direct, didn't you hear most guys prefer coyness?" His said, as his head dropped back against the closet wall. He was happy to let her take control if that's what she wanted.

"Oh, but I read that men need directness to avoid the so-called conundrum of 'woman-speak'. Whatever that is," she replied without missing a beat. "I'm afraid that neither my mother or my father blessed me with coyness. Think of it as a break from having to think too much."

Rae was no saint, and this is a nice private space with only seven minutes to spare. She never made the best impressions anyway, so there was really only one way to go. She stepped into him and made sure that he was pressed against the back wall as much as possible, quickly commanding the scene unless she was bannana'd. No pun or innuendo intended. There were tugs at his pants and other things, and soon enough she had sunk down to occupy her mouth with anything else but words.

All too soon their time was up leaving Pete with no time to return the very satisfying favor. Once everything was put away and their, well his, clothing was readjusted Pete looked her over. He'd been right about his claims to Liv earlier, not enough space or time, he'd also been proven right in his preference for redheads. Rae, herself, had stood up and used her thumb to remove any displaced lipstick. Not that she could really see it. She also helped him button up, even going so far as to make it almost look like she hadn't skipped almost all bases save for home.

Pete stepped forward, pushing himself up against her, feeling all her curves against him. He moved into her ear to whisper, "Guess I'll return the favor later." As he pulled back he gave her a quick kiss, their first kiss technically. She tilted her head at him and gave him a half-smile, her fingers wrapped around his biceps as he tugged her close. "I think later might be too long a wait. Wouldn't you agree?" Then he was released, and soon they were jumping out of the closet for someone else's use.

It was only out of the closet, as Pete looked her over in his usual quiet way, he realized, "Your name love?"

The pair didn't look as hot of a mess as others did. The only thing suggestive of anything was the little bit of lipstick that made its way to the corners of her mouth, yet there was nothing on neither Pete's face nor his neck to insinuate that she had been in any of those places at all. As she took care of her make-up to the best of her ability, "Rae."

The Artemis child couldn't be fussed to pick up the bottle while her lipstick was everywhere, so Pete grabbed the bottle, tossing towards the nearest person without a care, that new girl, Nelly. She smiled in the direction of her fellow redhead, "Best of luck to you, dear. Don't do anything I wouldn't do." Pete sighed and shook his head, that hardly discounted anything.

Then she glanced at Theo and sighed, her tone a bit too dramatic to be genuine, "I apologize Theo, but I hear it's bad manners to leave a job half done. If you catch my drift. So, I think I'll retire for the night." It was just expected that Pete was going to follow her because he does owe her, and to make her sit and wait was just awfully unfair.

She'd end up dragging him off, "Your place or mine? Staying the night is not required unless you're the cuddling type, then I won't say no." It didn't matter to her.

Pete raised an eyebrow at Rae as she expected him to trundle along behind her like an obedient puppy. Her forthrightness was a breath of fresh air alright, he just couldn't decide if that was a good thing or not. If he cared more he might have put up a fight, but instead he just answered, "Yours." Then let her the lead the way, she was right about being a break from having to think.

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The seemingly unlikely duo would wander off into the woods, setting forth on the path that led them to their cabins. Well, her's to be specific. At first all would be silent, but even the socially inept daughter of Artemis knew that was both rude and uncomfortable as hell. Besides, she couldn't remember if she caught his name, much less if he gave it. It was the perfect and easiest conversation starter that she could pull out from thin air.

"So," she began, hand patting down the soft fabric of her skirt that bellowed slightly in the breezy air. "Did you tell me your name? Oh, and parentage. I'm new here, as you probably know, and I'm just a little bit curious to know." She glanced back at him for only a second; eyes traveling over his figure with uncertainty if there was approval or judgement. It was always hard to tell. "Not that you are required to tell me anything, of course." Her eyes fell back onto the path so that she didn't miss her cabin.

To be fair, she's pretty sure that she had forgotten where it was. Curse these first days. She should have taken a picture of it or jotted it down on the back of her hand in permanent marker. She's not typically known for forgetting much, but this placed looked a lot different in the dark. A helluva lot different. Still, she sort of just strolled because the night was where she was most comfortable. A midnight stroll through some dark ass woods is peaceful to her where it might be uncertain and eerie to others.

"I'll start," she offers, just in case he felt a little bit hesitant. Maybe she just loved to talk, or couldn't pick up on the fact that someone might want a little peace and quiet from everything unless she's told directly. "I'm a daughter of Artemis. I'm pretty simple, I think. I don't like surprises, appreciate the blunt truth, and can't form secure and genuine attachments, which means less work and worry for you," she paused for a moment, but only to catch a breath, "But I love to cuddle, so if you stay the night then you're going to have to deal with that. I'm not sure why, but I am sure a lot of it has to do that men are just... warm. I'm always cold." And Rae was talking on and on, like the loquacious creature she was. Pete was free to just listen and nod away, and she'd not even notice if he totally spaced and decided to tune her out.

However, she was just buying time to find her cabin. She knew only that she placed a hand-crafted wooden hanging of the lunar phase that encircled a black flying raven. That was there just in case, but it was sort of hard to see in the dark. She stopped, a hand rubbing her arm because it was getting a bit chilly. She never thought about planning for a cool night - the dolt that she could be every so often.

Rae’s eyes took on a bird-like quality for a moment; darkening entirely to a deep brown that flashed yellow at the touch of the moon. "Ah, there it is. Everything looks different at night," she tried to blame away her forgetfulness with excuses as her eyes retreated to their natural hue and she commenced with leading him.

Finally, both Pete and Rae were climbing the steps to her cabin, as she had taken the path that was shown to her quite quickly after that short pause they made moments ago. The door was flung open haphazardly, the door decor banging around in a fuss, and she let Pete in first so that she could shut and lock it after him. She didn't want Cherise barging in, after all.

"Welcome to my humble abode," she declared. It was clean. Very clean. In fact, it was just that she hadn't unpacked completely but must have taken the time to go over everything with bleach. She couldn't know what kind of demigod had this place before her and what dirty shenanigans they were up to.

They'd go right through the living space because there was nothing there of note. Not yet, anyhow. Her room, however, was a different story. The bed had clothing strewn all over the place, and there was an empty suitcase hanging open in a hectic mess. It looked like she tried on a million outfits before deciding on just this one. She didn't look at him in shame or pretend to be sorry about it, she just pulled it all off and into her suitcase. She let the top flap closed, as much as it could with a mountain of attire just thrust carelessly into it. While bent over with hands on the edge of the bed, she kicked the suitcase under it. It was almost like it was never there!

"Make yourself comfortable. I think I have sand in my unmentionables, so I'm hopping in the shower." As she moved toward said bathroom, and then inside of it seconds later, she popped her head out, "Coming? Because it doesn't matter what you did on the beach - there is always sand in all the wrong places."

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Theo allowed himself to relax as Rae entangled her legs in his. Even when drunk, Theo was a people watcher. The inability to turn off his acute observation skills could be quite the curse sometimes. The small talk with Rae and Nelly was enough to keep him entertained as the seemingly never-ending game of seven minutes in heaven dragged on. Still unaware he was making constant passes at his sister, Theo's head was heavy from the alcohol but his mind at ease. That is until he watched Trinity's turn with the bottle unfold. As Theo's worst luck would have it, the bottle came to a stop pointing directly at Wes. He felt himself tense up, jaw clinched, as he watched the duo head past him towards the closet. It wasn't just seeing them together that bothered Theo. It was the fact that 36 hours prior, Theo seemed to be in good standing in their complicated little love triangle. Now, it was like Trinity couldn't even take the time to acknowledge his presence at the party.

Theo let out a sigh. This is precisely why Theo liked running with the wolves. The wolves weren't complicated. They never deviated from what they were supposed to do in the pack. He never had to worry about things not going according to plan. Glancing at Rae for a moment, Theo started to tune out the world around him in order to zero in on the noise from the closet. He could hear talking, which meant there wasn't kissing, and he could remain satisfied at that. His gut screamed at Theo to keep listening, but it made him feel shitty and awkward. He let the noise from the party filter back in, drowning out the events of the closet.

Letting himself relax once again, Theo continued to chat with his newfound party mates. It wasn't long before Trinity was out of the closet, and Wes was handing the bottle to Pete. Theo was cognizant of the fact that he had yet to go into the closet, and he was pretty sure Rae and Nelly had not made their appointed visit either. It wouldn't remain that way though as the bottle spun right around to point at himself and Rae. All he could do was roll his eyes. For someone who never struggled with women in his old life, Camp Athens sure did feel cursed to Theo on that front.

"It looks like it's my go, and he doesn't seem like a guy that likes to be kept waiting," Rae said as she relieved herself of her place in Theo's lap. She wasn't wrong. Pete looked like the kind of guy who would take full advantage of this situation. Theo smiled at Rae softly as she looked down at him. "How does my make-up look?"

With a smirk on his face and his hand still in hers from helping to guide her to stand up, Theo gave Rae a compliment, "You're practically glowing love. Have fun." Theo released her hand, satisfied to let her go. Surprisingly, he wasn't miffed at all. Theo returned to his people watching as Rae walked away, and it wasn't long before he started to feel a certain drowsiness brought on by the combination of alcohol and inactivity. The seven minutes did not feel long at all, and before Theo knew it, Rae was approaching him again. He smiled at her, but it was clear she was not intent on cozying up with Theo again from the side eye action she was giving Pete. "I apologize Theo, but I hear it's bad manners to leave a job half done. If you catch my drift. So, I think I'll retire for the night."

Theo was content enough on his own to ignore the sexual innuendo from Rae. If only he knew this was his sister, he might respond differently. He bid her a good night and managed to get himself to grab another drink. Nelly was spinning the bottle, but Theo wasn't sure he was very interested in the game anymore. As he grabbed a bottle of his favorite beer, he spotted the trio sitting away from the party. Ajax, Alex, and Daniel looked like an inviting enough group. With all the fuss and drama of recent days, along with the camp newbies, the group of camp veterans hadn't had much of a chance to talk. It wasn't like anyone needed to do much reminiscing over the events of the previous year. War sounds cool and all, but after actually participating in one, Theo didn't find it all it was cracked up to be. Theo grabbed three much drinks and wandered over to his old friends.

Ya know, camp kinda sorta sucks now. Things were much simpler when it was just us around here," Theo spoke out as he approached the group from behind. He had a smile on his face, and it was apparent that he was half joking. Only half though, there was certainly some truth behind what Theo had to say. The oldies were like a family, and while Theo was more than willing to let new demigods have the opportunity to be a part of that family, more people made things more complicated.