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Cali Rivers

Sometimes, the world just needs to chill out.

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a character in “Demigod Academy”, as played by BelleOceane

Description

Calliope Rivers

Nickname: Cali, Cal
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Parent: Poseidon
Appearance: Image
Hair color: blue
Eye color: blue
Personality: She is very laid back and calm. She likes to sing and dance and will often be friendly to everyone no matter what. She enjoys the beach and talking to people. Overall, she's a really sweet and kinda cool girl. She tends to get along better with guys and has that "I can do it all by myself" attitude. She would never get into a fight, though. She is very respectful and gentle.
Likes: Talking to people, dancing, singing, playing guitar, drawing, sports, being treated like "one of the guys," beaches, swimming
Dislikes: Fights, yelling, peole treating her like a delicat flower, annoying nicknames
Greatest Flaws: She is very sensitive when she is made upset and will likely cry in front of everyone.
Element: water
Crush: TBA
Roommate: (fill in later)
Weapon: trident that can control large amounts of water
History: She grew up with her sister by the sea. Her mother was a kind woman, but she always missed her father. The day she and her sister met him, she was scared to death. She was extremely repectful, but she never acted like a daugter. Her mother forced her to go to school to keep an eye on her sister.
Other: She plays guitar. She is the twin of Siren.
^v^

So begins...

Cali Rivers's Story

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Character Portrait: Archer Kennedy Character Portrait: Seth McAlister Character Portrait: Sapphira Black Character Portrait: Shima Suyuke Character Portrait: Victoria Angelo Character Portrait: Siren Rivers Character Portrait: Cali Rivers Character Portrait: Roy Notus Character Portrait: Rosalind Levine Character Portrait: Caetus Arganto Character Portrait: Nova Artanin Character Portrait: Douglas Merryweather Character Portrait: Ashley & Alexander Character Portrait: Sator Terensis Character Portrait: Cætus Argano
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Monday
Ten dorm rooms, a huge theater, a courtyard, a pool, a gym, an outdoor battle arena, a café, a dance club, a dance hall, a school store, and several different classrooms were what could be found in the University. Now, in the large theater, all of the students were gathered. They sat in front of a large stage where the twelve Olympians were gathered. Athena, who had the idea for the school and was therefore headmaster, was at the podium and was speaking.

Or trying to speak. The students, though, wouldn’t be quiet. Athena looked quiet timid in front of all of them. She would have hated for her plan to fall through.
“May I have your attention? Your attention, please?” she said, but was not heard over the chatting children.

“Everybody shut up right now!” Ares yelled powerfully. All the students went silent.

Athena took a deep breath and continued. “Thank you. Now, as you all know this is the Demigod Academy. You all have gifts. A gift of us gods. You possess spectacular powers to control a certain element. Obviously, none of you are quite certain how to control it. And that’s why you’re here. Here, we will not only teach you how to use your powers, but also about what it means to be a Demigod. You must use your powers for good. And to do that, you must learn about our history and train each day. I hope you will all enjoy yourselves…” Her speech went on for about ten minutes and most of the students lost interest after a while. Finally, she said, “Have a great year! Please hurry onto your first class which I believe is ancient Greek history. And—“

“Not so fast!” a voice from out of nowhere came. From the deep tone and rage within it, everyone could tell it was Hades. “You think this is a grand idea, Athena? You believe that all these little…rodents have the ability to be gods? And what about my children? Where are they? I’ll tell you now, Athena and the rest of you Olympians, this school will fail. Shut it down now or there will be hell to pay. I guarantee it!”
After a moment, all the students began to talk about what that meant.

“Children! Please! Please! Don’t panic!” Athena tried.

Then Zeus stepped up. “Silence! All students should immediately report to the common room at once! You are to stay there until further notice. Any student caught outside of the common room shall be expelled…dismissed!” And he left. All the students filed out and were escorted by minor gods to the common room. They sat around in silence waiting for what was going to happen next.
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SAPPHIRA:
Sapphire looked around at everyone. She didn’t know what to do. Her hair a light shade of pink, she was feeling alright, but a little worried. She looked around at the other students, but was still a bit confused as of what to do. It was frightening. Especially for her. She knew Hades and knew that he would make good on his promise to end the school.

But there was nothing she could do, was there?

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#, as written by throne
Doug let out a light yawn as he found his way to a seat in the common room, folding his larger-than-average frame down onto it. He certainly didn't look worried. In fact, he was grinning faintly, if a little sleepily; this was all happening a little early in the day for his tastes. He was used to sleeping most of the sunlight away and partying long into the night, so it would probably be a little while before his sleep patterns adjusted to this new schedule of classes and trainings.

They'd forced him to wear a shirt, very much against his will, for the opening ceremony, but he'd undone every single button to leave it hanging open to expose his chiseled torso. He idly brushed some blond hair from his half-lidded green eyes, letting them wander around to appraise his fellow students. "He's just one guy. Er. God," he drawled, noting the panic in some of his peers' expressions. "Our moms and dads'll kick his ass, then we'll get to dive right into the boring school stuff." He lifted his broad shoulders in a shrug, then folded his arms across his chest, grinning. "Anyone wanna play a game while we wait?"

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"A game?" Cali asked, "What do you mean?"

Siren rolled her eyes at her sister. "Depends," she said twisting her crimson hair.

"Pearl, don't be rude!" Cali scolded her sister. They were twins, but Cali always felt like the older sister. She was worried about the situation. Hades was a pretty scary dude. But Siren thought of it as an adventure. It was exciting. And anything to get out of class for a while.

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Archer
Good God! Er... Gods, he supposed. Good Gods! How terrifying that had been! Archer laughed and grinned all the way to the common room. He was in a damn good mood, a damn good mood indeed. He wasn’t going to let some hellion fuck that up for him. Not Archer Scott Kennedy. No siree. He wasn’t even sure why he was so happy. Maybe it was the thrill of being near kids like him, demigods. In a way, it was like a whole big adventure. Arch loved a good thrill. Damn, he was in a good mood.

So, when some guy said, "Anyone wanna play a game while we wait?" , Archer casually chucked his hand into the air and replied, grinning, “Sure. I’m up for it. Have anything in mind?” It was one of the rare times his words didn’t contain vile swears. Road to recovery.

Seth
Oh. How lovely. A threat?

Seth was rather bored. Bored and infuriated. Too many people. They were all so... happy. Well, compared to him, anyway. A lot of people were happy when compared to Seth. Too many. He trudged after the other kids to the common room, where he promptly took a seat in the corner, cross-legged on the chair. He never liked having his feet touch the floor while he was sitting in a chair. Pet peeve of his. Seth wasn’t sure why. It was just uncomfortable.

Not as uncomfortable as being in a room full of people.

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#, as written by Fencer
Roy was terrified, at first it was uncomfortable with the whispers, but the cry of God of War which ended the whisper almost makes him stop the heart and to complete the lord of the underworld in person comes causing an uproar, luckily before passed out they were sent to a common room which, although not was satisfactory, was better than being in the presence of the Gods, he breathed a few times to calm down and looked around, for some reason a blond giant decided that was appropriate to take off his shirt and propose a game and what is more, there were people willing to do it, insane undoubtedly, a God threaten them and they want to play ..."I don't want share my room with any of them" he mumbled.

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Sator’s Perspective

Watching the other “kids” sit down and settle in, talking and speaking of a game, Sator was bit irritated. One was off in what seemed to be a little fit of anger, a small one at that. Another seemed to shyly watch everyone else with utter apprehension and anxiety.

Sator thought nothing of all of this. Truly so. Perhaps he was even skeptical it was happening before his eyes, especially the whole gods-thing. Hermes came to him one night, just as he was laying in a particularly comfortable patch of corn, to tell him that Demeter, Lady of Agriculture, was his mother. Of course, Sator shrugged off this raving, naked lunatic with, “Hmm… that’s nice. Would you like to have sex?” Hermes was probably most obliged, though out of fear of Demeter he rightly rejected.

So was Sator the child of Demeter? Eh, maybe. Sator was a Christian, however. He didn’t believe in gods, let alone Greek ones, and he wasn’t sure what to think of all this. He wasn’t sure if a farmer finally hit him on the head with a rock and he got knocked out what. But it would make sense, all of this, Sator supposed. It would explain why Sator suffered and enjoyed such a dichromatic life, and would put to rest the question of who exactly his mother was. But he didn’t need a mother, and he didn’t need a father. He was an independent man. A virginal man, yes, but a man just the same. “A manly man, indeed,” he thought to himself. His only mother in life was the Virgin Mary, and he no pagan usurper could ever convince him otherwise.

He eyed a most becoming young woman sitting at the foot of a column in the commons. She was a bit near the large group of the kids. “Mmm… she is most delicious,” Sator thought. The others were not ugly, and some were certainly gorgeous, but had yet to capture his attention. What better way to catch their attention and prove his manliness than to catch her eye.

She seemed to be a rancher girl of some sort, a lil’ pistol packin’ mama it seemed, dressed in a cute little blue dress and a leather vest. Her hair was pulled pack in a pony-tail, and her eyes seemed generally enthusiastic. Sator strode gently towards her, his boots clacking against the marble floor, each calculated step purposed toward gathering attention.

“Excuse me, mi’lady,” Sator spoke, his accent leaking out a bit, attempting to catch her attention. Her smiling eyes caught up to his and he glared deeply into them. He grabbed her hand, catching her unawares. “Ah, you are indeed very beautiful,” he began to inch her hand closer to his mouth, “I am Sator Cereris Terensis, but you may call me Saturday.” He kissed her hand and looked back up to her eyes.

Victoria’s Perspective

“Get up off me, or I’ll be fixin’ to open a can’a whop ass!” she roared at Sator. “Ain’t no man touches this lil’ girl!” Sator jumped back up, surprised and embarrassed. His lips were sputtering for some type of salvation.

“Listen up men!” Victoria called out attention to the whole group, specifically those with the dreaded snake-organ, “Ain’t none of ya’ll ever touching this! Neve’ eve’, and ya’ll can just keep your hands down each others’ pants, ‘cause I like ladies and ladies alone.”

Bowing her head in a last grace of Southern ladylike behavior, “Thank ya’ll.”

Ain’t no man ever touchin’ without her consent. It made certain sense that Ares was her father, she was as tough or tougher than him, and she was prepared to get into the nitty gritty of things. But Victoria knew that at the heart of things, women were stronger than men, and her mortal mother was a helluva lot tougher than any man, God of War or not.

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Siren grinned at Victoria, a sexy little grin that she often gave. "Well, aren't you the sassy little southern belle!" she said as she ran one finger under the girl's chin. "I like that!" she walked around her once in a circle until she was again in front of her, "I'm Siren!" she winked and giggled. "Why do you keep your hair up? I bet it would look so pretty down."

Calliope wanted to disappear out of embarrassment. It was bad enough that her sister was a complete slut and flirted with all the guys, but it was even worse that she did it with girls two. It wasn't that she disliked her sister for likening girls or guys, but she just wished she wouldn't constantly act like such a slut.
"umm..." she began to say to Sator, "are you alright?" but she avoided his eyes, too shy and embarrassed.

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Siren smiled, "You know, sweetie," she said to Victoria, "I think you and I should be come best friends. How about coming to tomorrow's school dance with me? It'll be fun! I'd love to see how a cute southern belle such as yourself dresses for a dance!" she smiled and fluttered her eyes at the girl. At the moment, Victoria was much more investing than the game or any of the guys. Accept maybe Doug who was looking so fine with his shirt open, but she quickly determined that he was not in the running. But Victoria was a very beautiful young lady.

Meanwhile, Cali sighed. She had been ignore by Sator as she expected to be. She took a deep breath and suddenly gained a sort of confidence. "Hey, everyone. I'm Calliope. You can call me Cal or Cali for short, but nothing else, please. My father is Poseidon. For my birthday, my father gifted me with the ability to sing like a Muse."

Siren laughed a little and paused her flirting with Victoria for a moment. "Hello, everyone! My name is Siren--"

"her real name is Pearl." Cali said.

Siren paused a moment and glared at her sister. "The first low-life to call me Pearl, though will find themself tied to a rock at the bottom of the ocean. I am Poseidon's daughter, Calliope's twin. And on my birthday I slapped my father and he gave me the gift of singing like a siren," she only smiled at this, "and I'm very kissable." she gave a look at Victoria.

Cali tried to hide behind her hair.

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Victoria’s Perspective


"I am Victoria Angelo, I'm from the Republic of Texas, ya'll!" Victoria jumped up and smiled enthusiastically. "Ya'll can call me Vita, Vickie, or Valo, if'n ya'll want. My daddy's Ares, God'a war, mhm."

She looked back at Siren and smiled, "Hmm, Pearl is such a pretty name. And I'd be much obliged to take ya'll to the dance, mhm."
She turned her direction to Cali, "Don't worry none about that big old meanie, he ain't nothing but a horn dog, and alls he wants is a bit of boy butt. Ya'll just need your sisters to keep ya'll happy, y'hear?"

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Siren looked at Sapphira. Was she serious about that? She had to be kidding. Whatever. She was happy though. She had a date to the dance well before anyone else. "You're from Texas?" she asked, "Great place. Great music! I love country music. Reba, Toby Keith, Gretchen Wilson, Charlie Daniels. Love 'em!" she smiled.

Cali smiled at Victoria, but quickly looked away. She really was beginning to feel uncomfortable. She had forgotten about the dance. She was certain she'd either be alone or the akward third wheel on her sister's date. She bit her lip, though and ignored it. If someone asked her...

No one was going to ask her. She could truly believe that. At least she was singing there. Being her father's favorite daughter, he got her that. And she was greatful for it.

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Siren, although constantly fighting with her sister, still loved her. She now saw that her sister needed a little help. Needed to make people notice her. It was really pathetic that she was like this. With the voice of a muse, she could sing a song that people would listen to and it would be very good. Unlike her ability to just seduce everyone with her voice.

"Hey everyone!" Siren yelled, "While we're waiting, I have to tell you all that my sister is a FANTASTIC singer! I mean, you will be amazed! Do you wanna here her sing?" she smiled at everyone and gave a look to Victoria in hopes that she would help back her up on this.

Cali's jaw dropped. What was her sister doing?

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Sator’s Perspective

"Well, I don't really know, kid," Sator said, getting up off the table and sitting himself in the wooden chair next to Seth. He ran his hand through the brown side of his hair and smiled out at the window to see the stormy clouds of the great Mount Olympus. What an odd site, seeing this big, dichromatic giant and this near-white haired boy sitting together. The truth is, Sator could understand Seth's apprehension. To be honest, Sator would have reacted the same at Seth's age. In fact, he wasn't entirely sure he was being so brave; he hated people, he felt that they were nothing but a detriment to Earth and it's plant life. But, between the jolt of Hades' interruption, the arousing news of being a demigod, and the alarming mystery that Seth's presence posed, he felt his barriers seem to fade and die away beneath his sudden enthusiasm.

"To be honest, I don't even know," Sator looked over at Seth, his eyes serious and a faint watery, "When I first saw you, I thought 'Wow, he's cute.'" Sator laughed a bit, "But now I'm not so concerned about you being cute, you just seem like someone I can trust, somebody I can share my grumblings with."

He got up, "I'm willing to fight until you realize I can be your best friend, but," he stopped. Sator hoped Seth couldn't see the slight tear at the corner of his green eye, "I do consider myself a gentleman, and I will certainly leave you if I bother you that much."

He rested his hand on Seth's shoulder, fully aware that the consequences may be terrible. But he was willing to upset Seth if it meant taking a chance that perhaps he could reach out and speak to Seth in a language more intimate. "It's all up to you," Sator said, voice slightly fading, "but I will always be your friend."

Victoria’s Perspective


Victoria didn't need to hear anymore before she yelled back at Siren, being only a foot away, "YEAH!!! Let's hear some singing! C'mon ya'll, let's hear some music!

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Saph, now in her cheerful Summer persona. Had a complete turn around in mood. She forgot about Seth and Sator and now ran back to join the group. Upon hearing Siren's comment, she smiled and said to Cali, "I'd love to hear you sing!" She jumped up and pushed the coffee table to the center. Or at least tried. It was heavy. "If I could move this out a little, you could use it as a stage!"

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Archer
Archer smiled and leaned forward, eyeing Doug. "Well that sure does sound damn skippy, Douggie. I'd be happy to go with you." His smile morphed into his signature charistmatic grin. He was in a damn good mood today. He was about as giddy as a five-year-old in a freaking candy shop. Screw Hades. He was having fun. Heck, he even wanted to hear that Cali girl sing, for crying out loud.

Seth
Seth blinked a few times, taken by surprise at Sator's words. He was even more surprised when Sator's large hand was laid on his relatively puny soulder. Despite his experiences during his childhood, Seth had never felt so small. Seth, shockingly, was speechless for a few moments. He didn't know what to say. An almost total stranger had come up to him and professed possible friendship? Today wasn't going at all as expected. But perhaps... that was a good thing, for once. For the first time in his life, Seth gave a friendly smile. He had to admit, it felt good to be liked. It felt good to know that someone wanted to be his friend despite his attitude. And that... well, that had never happened before.

So, staring wide-eyed at the not-so-strange-anymore stranger, Seth blinked one more time and replied, still in a state of relative surprise words he'd never dreamed would come out of his mouth. "I'd... I'd like that, Sator."

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Character Portrait: Sapphira Black Character Portrait: Siren Rivers Character Portrait: Cali Rivers Character Portrait: Rosalind Levine Character Portrait: Nova Artanin Character Portrait: Douglas Merryweather Character Portrait: Ashley & Alexander Character Portrait: Sator Terensis
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Watching everyone, Alex and Ashe got a good look at what the students were all like; though, to put everything simply, about half of them apparently thought they could try hooking up with anyone and get lucky. Feels like regular school now, aside from Greek gods and goddesses being the staff and all of the students having what should be godly superpowers.

"So who are our roommates again?" Alex wondered between the pair. They only knew the names, not having had a chance to meet them face-to-face yet.

"Douglas and Sator are mine, but I hope we can request a change." Both were going to be boys; she wasn't comfortable amongst them unless Alex was there, living a semi-sheltered early life with her mother. Though, when they'd introduced themselves, Ashley was able to put two and two together, and now she /really/ hoped they could request roommate changes without incurring their parents' wrath. She was happy for the moment, however, since neither approached her yet. For now, she was content, but knew the ruckus she'd have to face once it was time to rest.

Meanwhile, Alex was a bit more worried. His roommates, Rosalind and Nova, haven't yet introduced themselves, leaving the few who also hadn't done so as a possibility.

As for the dance, most everyone else seemed to be jumping straight into getting a date when the topic was brought up, but neither of them really cared. If they didn't have a partner, that wasn't a problem between the cousins; if they could fire arrows into trees and targets together, they had no issue sharing a dance, too. Anything to keep each other out of trouble, even if they didn't say it.

"Do you wanna hear her sing?" Pearl tried to show off her sister's special talents, even though Calliope's mouth fell wide open when that happened. While Ashe and Alex did feel like hearing something good to drown out the noise, the latter still knew that few humans were able to compete with Ashe's god-blessed talent and training, not to mention her uncanny ability to play her violin and still sing at the same time. Ashe's mother would probably agree, too, trying to get her daughter to show off more had the woman been here, but nothing was said. Instead, the two watched as Sapphira tried to turn a coffee table into a pedestal for the girl with the voice of a muse.

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Siren smiled widely at the response, even though it was kind of small. She helped Sapphira move the table and coaxed her sister up onto it.

"Just sing! For gods' sake!" she said, know that her sister had an amazing talent. It was a gift of the sea. One that would only be match possibly by the real muse Calliope from who her sister was named. She just hoped her sister was able to sing well when she was nervous.

Cali stepped up onto the table. The chatter continued besides a few who actually cared. She was frightened, though. Being a muse, everyone would immediately stop once she began. Especially since there were no instruments to compete for the sound. It would soully be her voice.

Cali took a deep breath and calmed herself. Then she began. She sang a song that she made up immediately on the spot. It had an edgey, yet delicate tune. Her voice, which dropped an octave for the song, was soon the only sound heard in the room.

"If you had a chance
At romance
Would you take it
Grasp it, hold it?

The fire is lit
No chance of going out
And all your shit
Is making me scream and shout

I’m high class bitch
You better believe me
And if you wanna hitch
A ride, don’t leave me

With tears in her eyes
She tells him
She never lies
But it thrills him

Such a terrible thrill
I’ll tell you
She was an easy kill
Broken in two

Broken hearted little fool
Can’t you see he was a tool!

Just play it cool
Girl
Oh, so, so cool
Girl.

So do you wanna
Run, run, run away
Coming back on a summer day
Far, far, far away
To a land of freedom!
Guys, who needs ‘em?

Kicking, screaming
Loving, scheming
Wrap your arms so tight around me
Keep me oh so safe and soundly

Looking for love
It ain’t above!
Looking for joy
I ain’t your toy!

I’m a real bad girl."

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TIME LAPSE

After the strange ordeal with the school, the teachers decided that it was safe to allow the students out of the common room. They all went to their classes and the next night, they prepared for the dance. The gods were allowed to visit their children before the dance as a sort of welcoming. Many presented their daughters with gifts of dresses and helped their sons into suits. The dance was a formal.

As every student was required to go to it, several sat around and sulked. Those who wanted to dance enjoyed performances by the muses that attended as well as a single song sung by Calliope.

The dance, now in progress, seems to be going well.

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Sapphira should have been down with everyone else. All the other students were there. But her mother was still locked away in the underworld and she had no friends yet to lend her a dress. For that reason, she was tearing her bag apart for any dress that seemed to be fomal. Any long dress would be good for her.

She sighed and continue looking through her bag. Nothing seemed to be there.

Her roommates weren't the nicest. She actually really hated them. She would do anything to switch. One didn't talk to her and the other already let her know what he thought of her.

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Character Portrait: Victoria Angelo Character Portrait: Siren Rivers Character Portrait: Cali Rivers
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The twins sat in the same room as their father. Cali stared politely down at the ground while Siren looked out the window.

"Are you both enjoying school?"

"Yeah," they answered.

"Make any friends yet?"

"Yeah," Siren said.

"No," Cali replied.

"What about Zeus' boy? He's your cousin," he said, "and so is Demeter's son. You know, I told Zeus the other day that you would be a good influence on his kid--"

"I bet she would," Siren said. They both turned to her, "little miss goodie goodie is daddy's favorite little girl, isn't she? Well fuck it all! I hate this! I hate this whole fucking thing!" she abruptly stood up and went for the door, but stopped herself. "You know what? I don't need any of this!"

"Was she rejected for a date?" he asked his quieter daughter.

"I have a date, Poseidon!" she screamed at her father, "With Ares child!"

"But Area child is--"

"Daddy, I'm a lesbian!" she then stormed out of the room in tears.

Cali avoided eye contact.

Poseidon's gift to his favorite daughter was a beautiful sleek blue dress.

Siren, instead, wore a fun, Alexander McQueen dress that made her stand out at the dance.

She waited for Victoria at the head of the staircase.

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Almost immediately after returning to her room between classes and the dance, Apollo in debatably semi-formal modern clothing came to his daughter's rescue. "We have some work to do," he said, taking Ashley to another room to get changed out of her mixed-genre clothing and into a formal outfit. About the same time, Artemis in similar modern wear to her brother took her son from his roommates' company, giving him the same treatment. The meeting was as casual as the clothing they wore, even if it /was/ the first time Ashe and Alex actually met their real father and mother, respectively. It wasn't worth getting them all worked up when the dance was that night.

"No one asked me anyways," Ashe complained. "Why do I have to go?"

"It's easier to keep track of things with it being mandatory for the students," Artemis answered Alex, who asked the same question with the reasoning of not wanting to bother with something that sounded both loud and embarrassing. "One or two chaperones like Dionysus and everyone else can worry about preparations for the days to come. We all know Dionysus would rather be at the dance, too, we just need someone else to make sure /he/ doesn't do something stupid like get you all drunk." Artemis was both giggly and serious. "He may be a god, but he's still not exactly the best with minors given that he always has wine and that pine-cone stick of his on hand."

"Now," Apollo continued with his daughter, "let's get you properly dressed. I think you'll like what's available. C'mon." As the parents led their kids to different closets in their respective rooms, they were equipped from end to end with nearly every kind of tuxedo and dress design, as well as accessories for the latter. "Now let's see what we can make of these." In the meantime, they simply chatted. Artemis and Apollo reminisced on their years to help their kids get through the ordeal of getting dressed.

As Apollo had Ashe try on darker colors that showed off her light skin and eyes, Alex was given brighter styles to choose from. After what loosely felt like a short montage at the mall, the family in their separate rooms had gone through a small collection and hit a bull's eye. Before they got their mark, the family had even gone through goofy outfits to lighten the mood.

Alex finished off the montage with a purposefully wrinkled, button-up black shirt that looked more like a blouse, accompanied by an eggshell white tuxedo jacket with sleeves that fit just a little past his wrists and loose-fitting matching slacks. His hair was combed out so it had a bit more of its golden sparkle, and even though he wouldn't admit to it his mother put a little make up on him to cover for dim circles under his eyes. (Since he'd arrived at Mt. Olympus he hadn't had the best sleep; that much he'll admit to.)

Ashley arguably had more fun than her cousin, and probably more fun than being at the dance itself, ending her and Apollo's escapade in an ensemble that the latter complimented her for, calling her "so dazzling as to eclipse even the sunrise and sunset." Quite a notion coming from Apollo, a god of the sun and poetry alike. Taking off her glasses first, Ashley replaced them with her contact lenses. The slight tint to them caused her irises to appear a lovely orchid-blue color, and darkened her sight just enough to compensate for her photosensitive eyes. Her snow-white hair was left straight down, the bangs moved in place by her father to frame her face with the right only an inch longer than the left while the forelock hung to the side, slightly overshadowing her left eye. The bangs were held only by well-hidden barrettes, the right having a small lavender flower protruding from under the strands.

The dress itself was as neatly cared about, a flower-like multicolored chiffon design that matched not only for Ashe's preferences in comfort but Apollo's in beauty. The straps were actually long and fringed batwing-style sleeves that were very thinly attached to an otherwise strapless outfit that framed Ashe's upper body in a cross-over bust style, the left side laying over the right like a fold. Stopping half an inch or so short of exposing cleavage, it flared out more and more from the waist to the ankles until it was seemingly able to open like flower petals. Perpetuating the sense of a flower even further, the higher part of the dress was as white as her hair, and once it reached the knees it quickly gave way to a darkening baby blue that was totally black an inch from the ends, finishing in formal white heels.

"And to top it off," Apollo started, "I requested Hephaestus craft you this...." Revealing a necklace, he showed it to his daughter and placed it around her collar. A thin silver chain was only the support for the real jewel of the accessory, a violet sapphire cut to shape out a small bow at the top of her dress; it was almost an exact scale replica to the one she received from Alexander just a few years ago, one he'd gotten as a prize in his first competition; the first time she held and used a bow, and now it was a physical memory that she could keep with more personal security than the carved Hokkaido cherry wood the real bow was made of.

At the dance, Alex was slightly entranced by what the gods had done with the place. "By the gods," he wanted to say jokingly, but he refrained. He didn't have a partner to dance or talk with, so he started to take in the sight of the ballroom as he searched for Ashe. Moonlight poured in from full-sized windows, ultimately lighting a low stage at the other end of the marble room that hosted the Muses. The nine entertained, with a featuring from Calliope who'd sang a song of her own. Lightly entangled in the flow of the Muses' voices as many others were, he wasn't paying attention when he bumped into one of the boys who hadn't introduced themselves in the commons the day before.

"I'm very sorry," the young man repeated a small number of times to Alexander, who apologized in return.

"I wasn't watching where I was going; it was my bad." Alex passed him by, finding a place to stay relatively still as he scanned the area for his cousin. When she finally walked in the door, though, he almost didn't recognize her. Seemingly gliding over to him in her dress, Ashley left his mouth figuratively (and almost literally) gaping as she spotted him without an issue.

"What do you think?" she asked. "It feels a little weird, even for me." She was the kind of person who had to bring an umbrella everywhere she went unless she was wearing her sunhat, especially on sunny days, so "weird" should've been a word at least somewhat foreign to her.

It took him a moment to recompose himself; he mentally compared it to gazing at a goddess, but he simply replied with a smile, "You're beautiful."

"You're pretty handsome yourself," she lightheartedly answered, trying not to sound too endearing. With a little more idle chatter about getting to know their parents, the two contentedly relaxed between a pair of windows and let the moonlight pass around them as they watched the Muses dance and sing.