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Eltz Academy

Moselle Valley, Germany

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a part of Eltz Academy, by Écrivain.

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Écrivain holds sovereignty over Moselle Valley, Germany, giving them the ability to make limited changes.

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Moselle Valley, Germany is a part of Eltz Academy.

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Alice Ender [34] The pain won't kill you but it might make you wish it would.
Riles Ruth [30] "Some see the glass half empty, while others struggle to see it half-full."
Lucinda Delouse [27] "I didn't do it. It was them. I would never"
Astrid Horn [23] "Something tells me you aren't as strong as you say you are."
Jeremiah Raimin [22] Not to be rude ...but would you move your slowing my progress
Vassi Yurriovitch Novikov [22] "Life is a broadcasted illusion, all we know is how we feel."
Kian McKinley [20] "You look red. Literally."
Eleanor Sinclair [19] "You sometimes can't chose what happens in life. Sometimes it's written in the stars."
Quinn Hall [17] "Are you happy?"
Jimmy Lawson [16] "Why spend so much energy hating someone when it takes much less to love them?"

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Danielle stood up checking to see if her coffee had spilt on her shirt luckily it hadn't gotten on her that would have 1 been painful due to the hot coffee, and 2 a pain in the rear because she would have had to change her clothes. "you're not hurt are you?". "yeah I'm fine" she said standing up and picking up her coffee cup sighing. "I'm really sorry I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing" she said. She looked the guy up and down he was cute that's for sure "put you're guard up Danielle you don't know this guy" She thought to herself as she sat down at the nearby table looking at the guy she just ran into.

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”Good luck, dear.. and have a nice day!” sang out the chipper words in sincerity, the owner of the voice, an elderly lady with a cloud of kinked gray curls, sent Alice a warm smile before turning back to the task she was preoccupied with before. Sensing a closure in their short conversation, that rehearsed smile, reserved only for politeness to strangers and introductions, played across the young girl’s petal-pink lips, a small nod of acknowledgement accompanying the gesture. Hoisting the Louis Vuitton handbag from it’s current resting place on the mahjongy surface and adjusting the straps loosely on her right shoulder, Alice fluidly turned on her heels before slipping out of the small space and into the halls. Exhaling a soft sigh, she took a pause as those crystal blues flickered down to the white paper lightly clutched between the fingers of her left hand, lips parting as the attention scanned black and white. ”I’m...in the..Kalt house..?” whispered out that recognizable soft tone, a sense of wonderment echoing the feelings within her conscious. A heartbeat passed before the crisp document was neatly folded, it’s sight swiftly stowed from view as it found a way in the handbag’s spacious compartment, that reserved smile slowly growing warmer. Glancing down at her wristwatch, the freshman’s head went into motion of a quick, firm nod before muttering out, ”I have enough time for a quick tour…” And with that, she was off.

It’s...quiet here.. noted that inner voice as her focus skittered in every direction, each stone and crack committing itself to her memory. Instinctively moving closer to the right side of the corridor, Alice couldn’t resist her curiosity, the overwhelming urge to feel and explore consuming her. Allowing a delicately crafted hand to extend, that smile spread in growth as the rough texture lightly scraped against the tender skin, instant memories of the Egyptian sand springing to her mind. ”I wonder...what type of stone is this? Sandstone..perhaps? Or maybe a combination?” pondered the muse, a dreamy sense within the words. When the wall ran out, a windowsill being the interruption, the girl, naturally, took a pause. Once more, those inhumanely hues found a target; the blurred colours of greens, blues, and golds behind the frosted pane. "I’m glad that my bags were delivered before my arrival...otherwise, I would be stuck unpacking right now.. Ah, thats right. It’s sunny today, isn’t it?” came her hushed self-assessment, the topics certainly confusing to anyone who would have overheard.. but, like always, to Alice, it made perfect sense. Extending that dropped hand once more, the odd teenager tentatively placed her fingertips against the separator from the outside world, eyes widening in slight shock at the frigidity it held. ”How….peculiar. It’s sunny outside, yet...these windows feel as if it is wintertime. Interesting, interesting.” Certainly, it would have been an oddsight to the other students; here was a young girl, dressed from head to toe in professional designer attire, and she was marvelling at the temperature of the windows! ”I wonder..what are they made of? Hm.. this is quite puzzling indeed..”

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"yeah I'm fine" the young woman said after checking herself for stains. "I'm really sorry I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing" Vas watched as she looked him up and down and felt a heat of embarrassment begin to come over him.
"Well I'm glad your alright, and we both managed to avoid getting anything on us." he said looking down and away showing a slight smile before he walked to grab napkins to clean up the mess on the table caused by his tea.

Vas finished wiping the table and it appeared to be cleaner than had been before he sat there even managing to clean the run off that had made its way to the girl in the beanie. "Sorry for the mess" he said softly before leaving to fill back up his mug.

Now back in his seat he took a sip of his fresh tea and reached into his satchel for his journal and opened it back to the page he had been working on early.

Day 1: Today I start here at Eltz Academy in Moselle valley, Germany. I haven't seen people in 3 years and I hope today is a good day but for now I'm just incredibly hungry and I wonder if they have soy milk and cereal here. The food was heavenly I cant believe I missed cereal so much, but i guess thats what being lost in dimension will do to you. Also the dimensional sickness seems to be fading now that I've eaten. *Side Note: This girl with died hair and lovely eyes ran into during breakfast and I believe she's still looking at me, maybe I should go talk to her, thats what Roman would want...


Closing his journal and returning it back to his satchel Vas stood up and walked over to the girl with his hand in his pockets showing how uncomfortable he was. "Um I'm a new student and I haven't been here long could you perhaps show me around, I don't mean to intrude on your morning or anything." He paused for a response before his shyness kicked into full gear and he started to back up in retreat.

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Danielle watched as the guy cleaned up the coffee watching him as he did so. She decided to to throw her paper cup in the garbage while he cleaned. As she walked back she watched him as he seemed to write in his journal. She kept reminding herself to keep her guard up when he said "Um I'm a new student and I haven't been here long could you perhaps show me around, I don't mean to intrude on your morning or anything." This caught Danielle off guard "oh uhm yeah I can do that I mean its not like I really had anything planned this morning" she said as she stood up and grabbed another cup and filled it with coffee. "don't worry I won't spill it again" she said as she stared at the liqud for a second to heat it up a couple degrees before taking a sip.

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"oh uhm yeah I can do that I mean its not like I really had anything planned this morning" the girl answered as she stood up and grabbed another cup and filled it with coffee. "don't worry I won't spill it again" she said
"Lets hope not" he said quietly as he looked down and smiled from humor. With one eye he noticed the girl focusing unusually hard on her cup before drinking it. "Excuse my rudeness I'm Vassi Novikov, its nice to meet you miss?" after Danielle shared her name with Vas the two began to roam the halls with her leading the way.

As the two walked the silence began to grow more and more uncomfortable, so Vas decided to break the silence with a question "Soo what did you do to your coffee back there in the cafeteria, I noticed you staring at your cup, or did it just look funny" He let out a small laugh and instead of looking away like he usually would he looked at the girl to see if she found his joke even remotely funny.

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Danielle took a sip of her coffee as they walked along "Soo what did you do to your coffee back there in the cafeteria, I noticed you staring at your cup, or did it just look funny." Danielle gave him a funny look for a minute as if she didn't know what he was talking about then after a second she smiled. "no nothing wrong with my coffee my power is Scald Generation and it lets me heat up liquids and I like my coffee very hot so I use the power to my advantage, which is why my soup never gets cold and when I make coffee its always the best" She said looking at him. "how about you? you must have a power since you're here at Eltz" She said taking another drink and looking at him.

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Danielle gave him a funny look for a minute as if she didn't know what he was talking about then after a second she smiled. "no nothing's wrong with my coffee my power is Scald Generation and it lets me heat up liquids and I like my coffee very hot so I use the power to my advantage, which is why my soup never gets cold and when I make coffee its always the best" "I bet she makes some great tea as well" he thought to himself. "how about you? you must have a power since you're here at Eltz" She said taking another drink and looking at him.

Vas took moment to try and think of a explanation of his power without sounding like the complete chemistry geek even though he was.
"Uhmm well I can force my will upon atoms and electrons , so basically manipulate anything at the atomic level...." Obviously trying not to sound like the geek failed "Maybe I should just show you" he said with a smile

Taking out a solid unsharpened wooden pencil from his satchel Vas removed the eraser and metal eraser holder, placing the simple wooden rod between his two index fingers "Now watch carefully" with his eyes closed he focused on the interior structure of the wooden pencil and not its exterior appearance. Through his study of chemistry Vas knew that wood is mostly cellulose and cellulose has the chemical composition of CH2O, so by removing all the hydrogen and oxygen molecules from the wood and replacing them with carbon which he gathered from the air around in his zen like meditation the edges of the pencil started to turn a shimmery gray color instead of their original wooden brown color, and as the discoloration started it took less than 4 seconds for the once brown pencil to turn completely into a carbon rod, but he wasn't finished yet still focusing Vas started to steal protons from the air around and began to fuse large sums of these protons with the molecules of carbon essential choosing to transmuting the carbon rod into a silver rod, and finally into a solid gold rod with the same length and diameter as the original pencil.
(OOC: this is probably the only time i will do the full explanation.)
(I just want everyone to understand whats going on when Vas uses his powers)

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Looking around, she caught the eye of someone looking towards her and Jimmy before looking back at her bag as she slipped in her sketchbook and tightened the buckle on the bag to close it. But she turned her attention back to her friend as he spoke to her. "Guess who has an extra hour in Mental Control today?" She gave him a smile smile before sighing. "They just want you to be able to control your power so you don't do anything that you might regret." Unlike Jimmy, Ellie didn't need help to control her power. Mostly because her's wasn't too difficult to control like his and she felt like the least she could do is be there for him when he wants to talk about it.

"Hey, I was going to the cafeteria for some tea, care to join me?" She smiled and nodded. "Sure, why not? I have nothing better to do, seeing that you're one of my only friends." The Romanian said with a smirk before chuckling. Was it true? To an extent, yes. The younger male was one of, if not her closest friends and as bad as it sounded, she had more acquaintances than anything. The pair made their way to the cafeteria and when they entered, Eleanor looked towards her friend. "I'll get the food if you get the tea." She said before walking off, she stopped halfway before turning back to the younger male. "Oh, and if you don't have anything planned for tonight, we are having a movie night." She told him with a smile before walking off to the line, praying that she wouldn't bump into someone and start stuttering.

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Astrid let her eyes wander over her new freshman. She knew her students better than any head girl and Alice Ender was no exception to that.

Ender was a feisty one, she could tell. The spunky freshman girl eyed her right back, and that took some confidence; Astrid was always dressed to impress and intimidate. She would have to get to know Alice, some people came before duties.

"Well, Headmaster Ryan, Alice, I would love to stay and chat but my tummy wants to chat with my breakfast. The Driest tours start at 10 o' clock, sharp. Don't be late." With a flutter of her fingers, how she liked to wave, she, Kian, and Annabelle were off to breakfast.

The cafeteria was already packed with students. Astrid frowned with disdain.

"Anna B, is the coffee shop open?" Her voice wavered with discomfort. Astrid absolutely abhorred crowded, public areas and even places at Eltz were no exception. It always felt like someone was watching her, judging her, disliking her. Although she was cocky and competitive, she was competitive to have people like her. Having friends and making them happy meant that she was a good person, and that was always something she strived for; that seemed impossible with so many people around. She bit her lip and looked around. She was supposed to meet Tiff, but that wasn't an option.

Astrid didn't wait for an answer and headed toward the parking lot. Usually they biked, or rode in Robert's car, but she wasn't exactly sure what Robert was doing at this hour. Her father had sent her Mercedes-Benz SLS-Class Coupe. It was one of the many joys of being from a prominent, wealthy family.

She drove the trio out to the coffee shop, only to find it closed. Annabelle had warned her that it wouldn't be open. There was a little diner that had it's gaudy neon sign blinking "open". Astrid's lips curled in a smile.

"Bingo." Astrid clicked, turning into the parking lot.

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Danielle listened to him explain him powers but she just gave him a confused look. Then when he pulled out a pencil and tookt the top off it and he stared at it concentrating similar to when she stared at liquids to heat them up. Danielle then watched as the pencil went from wood to metal, and then to silver and then finally she stood shocked as he showed her the solid gold pencil. "wow thats amazing with a power like that you must have all the money you could ever need" she said as took the pencil and weighed it in her hand. It was heavier than before not a huge surprise since gold was in fact very heavy and dense. She handed the pencil back to him. "That is a really cool power it makes my power look really lame" she said looking at him with a small smile.

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"wow thats amazing with a power like that you must have all the money you could ever need" she said as took the pencil and weighed it in her hand. "That is a really cool power it makes my power look really lame" she said looking at him with a small smile as she handed the golden rod back.

Looking down in shame Vas ran his hand through his short curly brown hair "I lost everything for this power" he said after a brief hesitation. "Ive said to much and I need more tea..." he looked down and placed his hand over his mug, he didn't mean to lie to his new friend but the anxiety of remembering his past and more specifically how his parents used him as a lab rat was beginning to torture him and he was afraid he would have to delve deeper into his past. "It was nice meeting you Danielle, and id like you to keep this" He said as he tossed the golden rod back to her and began to walk back the direction they came from. "Im sorry Roman I'm not ready." he thought to himself with his head down.

He returned to the cafeteria moments later only to find it filled with students "Just my luck, now everyone wants breakfast" he thought to himself after taking a sip from his mug. His eyes searched through the sea of people for where he could grab a quick snack and refill his mug in an attempt to not feel as bad for lying, and as his eyes searched he found the line. Not having a car or knowing his way around town he decided just to wait it out and endure submerging himself in the crowd, hopefully he would be able to blend in.

While in line Vassi found himself behind the short haired girl from earlier. This time she was by herself and he noticed the height difference between them. It was astounding but it didn't bother him or change his opinion on how stunning she was to him. He stood back to allow her to have some space in the other wise crowded environment and waited for the line to move forward.

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My birthday is tomorrow ... That's almost ... Sad. Eighteen years on this dreadful planet and I have yet to accomplish anything in life.

The porcelain-colored hand paused mid-comb. The brush clung to the golden locks as it was slowly pulled away, the hair falling gently back into waves around her neck, her hand dropping to the vanity before her. For a moment, all that Scar could see was the icy-blue of her eyes, chilling to the look but warm if one gazed long enough into them.

Why her? Why had she been chosen to live a damnable life such as her own? No family to call her own, and the only families that she had ever known had either not wanted her, or shown her only pain and sorrow. Why had God-

Stop that!

Scarlett snapped out of her moment of mental thoughts of misery, reminding herself that wondering such things could only bring two results: Sorrow and depression. Both of which, mind you, were not pleasant to experience.

Pasting a smile on her face, she pressed her index fingers into her two dimples.

"Besides, today is a happy one! The freshmen will be arriving any moment, and I am perfectly prepared in my first year of being the Head Girl!"

For a split second, her smile wobbled, as doubts clouded her mind.

What if she wasn't good enough? What if she failed as the Head Girl, and on her first day no less? What if the freshmen didn't like her? What if-

"Oh, stop worrying, Scar! One, it will give you wrinkles that you won't be able to get rid of. And two, all those are are a bunch of 'what if's'. Anyone can wonder 'what if', but it's the successful people who wonder, 'why not?', remember?"

Her inner argument settled and her doubts quelled for at least the time being, she brushed out her gold and purple uniform. A soft yip from her bed brought her attention to the puppy sitting upon it. With a beaming smile, she tip-toe ran to him and plucked him up, spinning him around as she fell backwards onto the bed, kicking one foot into the air.

She made a thoughtful, pouty-face at the dog, who gave her an equally-pouty face in return.

"What do you think, Mr. Teddy-Weddy? Should I stop worrying so much?"

A fat drop of slobber right on her cheek was her answer as the puppy continued to pant from above, a happy grin on his face.

Letting out a laugh, she placed him back on the bed and used a towel sitting on her bedside dresser to wipe away the slobber.

"Yuck, Teddy! Are you trying to ruin my chances of impressing my new freshmen or what?" she teased, rising from the bed. She crossed the room to the large rabbit cage that sat in it, opening the door to it and removing a small fluff of grey, which much resembled that of Thumper from Bambi. She nuzzled noses with it as it made little squeaking sounds of chatter.

"Well, obviously Ms. Sylvie has quite a lot to say today! Don't you, Sylvia?" she joked. She kissed the bunny on it's head for a long moment before replacing it in it's cage, tossing in a few rabbit treats and some carrots as she did so. After ensuring that the door was closed and locked, she stuck her finger between the bars and waggled it slightly. "Now, you behave yourself, understand?"

The rabbit looked at her like she was crazy before returning to it's delicious carrots.

Scarlett turned and placed her hands on her hips, looking down at the small puppy as it rolled across the floor.

"You behave yourself too, Teddy. Understand?"

Her only response was the dog pausing, perking it's ears up at it's name, and then resuming it's rolling. At one point, he stopped and attempted to stand, but only succeeded in stumbling and toppling over his head in the process. Letting out a laugh, Scarlet checked his food and water bowls, tossed a few treats on the floor, and grabbed her backpack, slinging it over her shoulder in the same movement.

"I'll come by during lunch to check on you guys. Right now, I need to go and make sure that old arse weed is out of bed," she giggled, knowing that if Andrei heard that, he wouldn't understand what she had said, but would still understand that it was an insult - and a mighty one at that!

Locking her door behind her, she slipped the necklace that held her key back around her neck, freed her hair from the chain that held it, and started down the hall. She called gentle greetings to those who crossed her path, nodding her head and letting out a cheery 'Top of the mornin' to ya', laddie!' or 'Top of the mornin' to ya', lassie!'. Needless to say, she was nearly breathless by the time she neared Mutige House, having worn herself out of good mornings.

Slipping inside, she smiled at a couple of Sophomores lounging in the entrance to the House, who waved in reply. Scarlett easily made her way up the stairs to the floors that actually held the rooms, and after winding her way through the stairs and passing by several closed - and open - doors, she had seen enough of the male body to satisfy her for a life-time.

Stopping before Andrei's door, she lightly rapped on the wood just below the number bestowed upon it, avoiding the parts of the door that he had decorated himself, and stepped back to wait.

It was no surprise that after about a minute of standing there, there was no response.

Heaving a sigh, Scarlett reached between her breasts and removed a key from the same necklace that held hers. Not bothering to remove the entire chain from her neck, she instead leaned over, placed the key in the lock, and promptly threw open the door.

"Rise and shine, ye plonker!" she practically sang, moving over to the only window in the room and throwing open his curtains. Light instantly showered the messy establishment he called his living quarter's, but without allowing that to dampen her mood, she lithely navigated the travesty he called a room until she was beside his bed.

Leaning over him, she grabbed the edge of his comforter and yanked it clear off of his half-naked body, tossing the blanket to the ground.

"Time to get up, Andrei! If you don't, you'll be late for greeting the new students! And you know how the Headmaster will react if you're late for greeting the new students," she warned, winking down at him.

She paused, however, and took a moment to truly study his body. Of course she had seen it before, seeing as they had been friends for around four years now - trips to the beach often showed more body to people. Plus, she had been waking him up almost every school day since their freshman year. Yes, he had always been this lazy.

But still, the body that laid before her was definitely a delicious one, and for the time-being she allowed herself to get an eyeful.

He was definitely something that she wouldn't mind having on a silver platter as dessert.

Musing over this, she leaned down to poke his side, using her free hand to brush back a stray lock of her and tuck it behind her ear as she did so.

"Honestly, Andrei; why a grown man can't even get himself out of bed is beyond me. You can just be so lazy at times ..." She heaved a sigh.





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What do you think, Vendette?

What do I think? It's dreary, old, and ugly. I don't like it. Let's go home.

You know that that's not an option, Ven.

Sure it is. Just have the driver turn the damn car around and go back to the airport. The ticket was one-way, but Mother and Father gave you more than enough money to pay for another ticket.

I'm not going back to that place. At least, not until I have my power under control ... And you.

Don't you see, Luna? You'll never have me 'under control'. I'll always be here. Watching you ... Waiting for the perfect opportunity to take control. You may be in charge right now, but very soon it will be my turn, sister dear.

Go away, Vendette. Leave me alone!

After that, only silence filled Luna's mind, leaving her to herself and her own thoughts. The driver was a middle-aged man with a cold expression hidden only slightly by sunglasses, which eliminated any chance of beginning a conversation with him. Instead, she turned and chose to gaze out of the window of the limousine, thinking back to the goodbyes from a day before.

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"I'll miss you, Luna!"

The wailing little boy before her was none other then Evan, her seven-year-old brother, who clung to her side with tears dripping down his face. Her other brothers - five more in total - stood around her in a circle along with her parents, and while Evan and her mother both were crying, her father and the rest of her brothers stood awkwardly around the three, unsure of how to convey their emotions in that moment.

Her brother drew her in, practically clinging to her.

"Oh, my poor baby is going through so much ... I'm going to miss you so much, dear! Get better soon!"

As far as her family was concerned, she was going to a school for 'special' teenagers. To explain it in simpler terms, it was thought to be a school for 'disturbed' teenagers like herself, those with 'mental disorders'.

Her eldest brother, Thomas, moved over and wrapped his arm around her shoulders, giving her a light squeeze. "Have fun, 'sis. We'll miss you, but it's for your own good," he said softly, removing his arm.

Vander and Strom moved over, body slamming her between them, yet gently enough not to actually hurt her. She let out a laugh and rubbed her shoulders, punching them both in their upper arms.

"Come home soon, Luna."

"Yeah, it'll be quiet in this house without your big mouth yelling at us to pick up our stuff," Strom teased. She stuck her tongue out at him, before spinning and throwing her arm around Johnathon, who had been making a move to tackle her. She caught him in a vise-lock around the neck, laughing.

"Do you give? Do you give!"

"I give, I give!" he grunted. Luna released him and he took in a few deep breaths before laughing.

"At least we don't have to worry about anyone messing with her," he joked, causing Evan to giggle. Her brothers made their ways back to what they had previously been doing, and after another long hug from her mother, she too disappeared, undoubtedly to file paperwork.

Which left her alone with her father. For a moment, they both awkwardly looked around the room. Since the letter arrived and she had chosen to accept a week before, it had been different between them. No longer did they watch bad movies together while they ate unnaturally buttered popcorn; nor did they make ships in a bottle, or cook together. Instead, she had barely seen her father, who had been completely absorbed in his work. She had chosen to focus on her ballet and modeling, realizing that he wouldn't accept any offers from her in regards to them spending time together.

After several moments of uncomfortable silence, he moved forward and gently hugged her.

"Get better, Luna. I'll miss you ..."

After a second, her arms lifted and wrapped around him in return, tears threatening to spring to her eyes.

"I'll miss you too, daddy ..."


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Stepping from the limousine, sunglasses guarding her eyes from the harsh suddenness of the sunlight, she hoisted her duffle-bag over her shoulder, grabbed her two suitcases, all of her books, sewing equipment, Fencing Equipment, Ballet and Dance equipment, and Playbooks having already been delivered to the Academy, and started up to the front of the Academy.

Once inside, it took her mere moments to find the place in which she would check-in for registration.

Approaching the desk, Luna released her suitcases standing up, and leaned over the counter to look down at the small woman before her.

"Excuse me, ma'am," she said softly, the word 'ma'am' sounding more closely to that of 'mum' as she spoke. The woman looked up and over her glasses, keeping her book open as she did so. Luna cleared her throat and shifted a bit nervously before continuing. "I'm here to register ..."

After a moment, the woman placed the book open, pages-down on her desk, before turning and rifling through a drawer of papers.

"Island of the Lost Girls, by Jennifer McMahon. 272 pages, published on April 22nd, 2008. Published by William Morrow Paperbacks in the United States of American, one edition. Main character is a middle-aged woman named Rhonda, and the author was born and raised in suburban Connecticut. She studied at Goddard College and graduated with a Bachelor's in 1991 before studying poetry for a year in the MFA in a Writing Program at Vermont College. After bouncing around the country, she ended up back in Vermont, living in a cabin with no electricity, running water, or phone. With her partner, Drea, she built her own house, and later gave birth to a daughter named Zella, in 2004. Over the years, she has been a house painter, farm worker, paste-up artist, Easter Bunny, pizza delivery person, homeless shelter staff member, and counselor for adults and kids with mental illness. She did, however, quit her last official job in 2000 to work on writing full time. Since then, they have been living in an old Victorian in Montpelier, Vermont."

When Luna blinked, the woman was staring at her over her glasses, holding the papers out to her expectantly. For a moment, she simply stared at her. Finally, she accepted and stepped back from the desk, turning to face the large entrance to the castle of an Academy.

She had been told that there were Head Students that would be there to meet the freshmen, but obviously said students weren't really taking their jobs too seriously, for there wasn't one in sight. Instead, the box that the woman had set on the counter of her desk which held her new uniforms - gold and purple in color - was the only hint at what 'House' she was. Unsure of what exactly to do, and missing her kitten and baby cougar terribly, she moved over to a nearby couch, dropping down onto it with her bags and box at her feet as she studied her schedule, rules, and other miscellaneous information that the woman had handed her. She crossed one leg daintily over the other, tossed her hair down her back, and sighed.




((OOC NOTE: In regards to the Scarlett/Andrei post, it was preplanned and is not considered to be God-modding))

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They started their journey to The Charmante Household. Once in a while he would point out something to her and if she was fascinated by it she would stand their for a little longer than necessary then have to catch up with him and Caramel again. This happened around several times before they actually made it to her destination. "Here you are. In your class schedule should be a room number with a key to your room." Sure enough, when Riley looked in her class schedule a silver key fell to the ground only ending up in Caramel's mouth. She rolled her eyes at her dogs need to chew on something. "Umm the Cafeteria is fully stocked and almost always open so if your hungry head down their after you drop off your things." Riley nodded with a smile hinting on her lips. "Is there anything else you need my help with?" Riley shook her head. "No, nothing that I can think of. Thanks for the help." Riley smiled and yanked the key out of Caramel's mouth and opened up the door and stepped in.

Riley went to her dorm number and opened the door. She threw her things on the bed and sighed in relief. It's not like she hated being happy all the time but i's hard when you're itching for a nap. Riley opened her first suitcase and pulled out a various of color clothing. She went over to the closet and was surprised that their was three sets of hangers on the floor. She ripped off their packages and grabbed one and went back over to her clothes, but when she turned around, a certain pooshon (not naming names or anything) had gotten to her clothes first and was currently snuggling up in the soft fabric, probably dozing off. "Oh no she didn't- Caramel!" At the sound of her name being yellde she jumped up and off the bed and ran around in circles for at least 10 seconds straight. Riley rolled her eyes and laughed and continued unpacking.

It didn't take long for Riley to finish unpacking but she finally got done. Everything was where it needed to be and it was down to perfection. Riley opened her room and door and attempted to step out but Caramel bounded past her feet before she could do so. "Alright hold your horses." Then Riles let out a small giggle. "get it horses are animals and you're a- I need friends." Riles concluded and she walked out the house and opened the map that she was given. She navigated and asked a few people where everything was until she finally got to the cafeteria. All thoughts of taking a nap flew out of Riley's mind as she smelled the food. "Let's eat."

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He had heard her knocking but after his long night he choose to stay in bed. Not like she wouldn't come in here and wake him up anyways. He heard the key hit the lock and smiled to himself. Scarlet was his best friend and though she frustrated him but he wouldn't let anyone else talk to him they way she does. Not saying she's controlling but she is bossy. She says its for my own good. IF she says so.

She cam into the room and did her morning routine. Grumble about his room, open the curtains, and pull the blanket from his body. She then made a comment that he could not help but to reply to. "Honestly, Andrei; why a grown man can't even get himself out of bed is beyond me. You can just be so lazy at times ..." She heaved a sigh. He laughed to himself and looked up at her.

"But would I deny you chance to come into my room and gain an eyeful." He winked at her and grabbed her hand and pulled her into the bed. Her back hit the bed and then was quickly pulled up against his stomach. He held her for a moment his body against her and then let her go and gets up. "So you think the Headmaster wouldn't mind if I greeted the new students in a pair of shorts and and tank top. Not that you would complain. Come to think about I think only the headmaster might complain." He laughed out loud his Russian accent taking over a bit. He put on his uniform and smiled at her. "Presentable?"

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As soon as the girl walked off and her dog with her, he pulled out his book and began walking toward the cafeteria. He walked in and scanned the room seeing many students in the lines and walking about. He then saw Lucy sitting at a table alone. It checked his watch and noticed the time. She should be fine but I should check just incase. He walked into the line and grabbed a coffee and mixed it with a hot chocolate making a cheap mocha and a muffin. He then walked to Lucy's table and sat in front of her. He smiled at her and nodded. He knew that if she wanted to talk she would. He sat there quietly eating his muffin and drinking his drink.

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Alice was a little relieved to finally get a chance to check out the rooms. when Riley was drawn away to attend to her excitable dog and the Head students she'd met went off in search of food, Alice collected her gear and went off in search of the dorms.

After government schools with linoleum floors and fluorescent lights, Eltz was really something else entirely. Alice lugged her belongings up grand staircases and down hallways and peered out high windows onto the lush green grounds surrounding the academy castle. Not bad.

Surprisingly, it didn't take too long to find the room that matched up to the one printed on her papers. Well technically it wasn't a ‘room’ – the dorm was a suite with four separate bedrooms coming off it. Her roommates apparently weren't about so she had her pick.

"Eenie…"Alice pushed the door to the first bedroom open with the toe of her boot. It was pretty nice, linen and blankets were folded on the foot of the bed and the wardrobe hung open and empty with a single stray hanger on the rack. She went to the next room.

"…meenie…"Someone had clearly made themselves at home here. A personal duvet was spread over the ready-made bed. There was a book on the night stand and a handbag hanging of the handle of the wardrobe door. Best not to start any trouble by being unnecessarily difficult; while the idea of relocating the belongings to another room made her smirk, she had no strong desire to steal the person’s bedroom while they were gone. She continued to the next room.

"..mine."It was not so different from the first. Alice liked the view from the window a little better, she could see the path up from the road to the academy entrance and some of the houses in the village among the green of the landscape. It was less grey than the view from the front window at home. And so foreign. She dumped her bag on the bed, dug her phone out of the side pocket and began dialling.

She held the phone to her ear with her shoulder as she opened the cardboard box. The ringing tone sounded. In the very top of the box nested in packing paper between some books and a paper-wrapped picture frame was a mildly deformed looking little green creature. Alice lifted the potted cactus carefully out of the box just as someone picked up her call.

"Hello, this is Luke." The voice was very young and the answer was very carefully enunciated like someone was trying to sound formal and grown-up. Alice smiled genuinely at the sound of her little brother’s voice.

"Luke who?" Alice carried the cactus to the window sill, placing it there in the spill of sunlight.

"Campbell!" The voice of Luke quickly clarified. "Alice?"

"Hiya Luke, causing trouble? Mum there?"

"No."

"'No' – you're not causing trouble? Or 'no' – Mum’s not there."

"Both."

"I'm disappointed Luke. I expect you to be 'causing havoc in my absence."

Luke giggled. "Do you want to talk to Dad?"

He’s not my Dad, she felt like correcting. "Na, it's alright, you so hi to Tom for me though." Alice didn't have a problem with the man, honest to God. He was a good husband to her Mum and a good father to Luke. But she hadn’t had a father growing up and that wasn’t about to change. Thankfully, Tom seemed to understand this and there hadn’t been any dramas. Or maybe she had just made him too wary to consider otherwise. "Just let Mum know that I made it to the school and things are good."

"Okay." There were some muffled noises as Luke talked away from the phone. "Dad says 'hi' back and he’s glad you made it there safe; he’ll let Mum know."

"Ta. Okay, I gotta go, kiddo."

"Bye."

"Bye." Love you.

Alice hung up and shoved the phone in her pocket. The cactus stared blankly up at her from the window sill and she impulsively turned it until it seemed to sit right. She had once been told, not in an unfriendly way, that its durability and spiny nature meant it had a lot in common with her; but really it just made her think of Tess. At least she hadn’t killed it yet with her utter lack of a 'green thumb'.

Turning back to her room Alice found she felt no compulsion to bother unpacking right now. There was a mirror on the back of the wardrobe door and she leaned in to take a closer look at herself. Her eyeliner was fine and her shirt was only slightly rumpled under her jacket. With a comical pout at her own reflection she mussed some life back into the dark mess of hair, combing some of the more snarled curls apart with her fingers. Satisfied, she glanced back over her room once more and then left.

The cafeteria was noisy and crowded, and strong with smell of coffee and food. It was not unlike her old school cafeteria in this regard, except that this place was nicer and she suspected the food would be too. But it was coffee, not food she was after. Alice joined the long line, humming quietly with an absent-minded smirk on her lips.

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Danielle left her. Lucy regretted getting rid of her. Now she was left to her own thoughts and it was driving her insane. She needed another pill. Raising her tea cup to her lips, she slowly sipped the tea her hands shaking. Looking across from her her little brother was smiling and waving at her. But she could see the wounds on his stomach. The damaged she had caused. The blood was pouring out and she couldn't look away. Right before her eyes her brother died again. She placed the cup down and closed her eyes tight. Willing the body to disappear. Praying her thoughts would end. Hoping the nightmare was over. When she opened her eyes the body was replaced with Jeremiah. The smile and the nod was all she needed. It was safe.

A sigh escaped her lips and she finished the rest of her tea while her friend ate his muffin.The silence was what she needed. It wasn't awkward and there was no need to speak. This is why she liked Jeremiah. He didn't push her for anything. He was the company that kept her thoughts away and saved her from herself. Just like Kian. But Kian wasn't here right now. Tapping her fingers on the table she was attempting to calm herself down so that she could speak to Jeremiah without babbling like an idiot. Would he care if she started babbling? She looked up at him and quickly made the decision to just wait before speaking.

After a few moments when she felt that she was ready she opened her mouth to ask him a question. "Did you see any new people from your house?" she asked. Of course Lucy was avoiding people from her house and everyone else that was new and didn't know how she operated. The pills were finally kicking in and her thoughts were going back to normal. Things were looking up for her right now, but it only took one screw up to mess Lucy up.

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Riley was probably standing there in the cafeteria looking like a buffoon for at least 5 minutes just taking in...everything. The smells and the people. It was new and she liked it, a lot. She smiled to herself and people walking by gave her a look like 'Why are you smiling like that...' which she of course ignored. Nothing was going to bring her spirits down. Except, she didn't have a place or people to sit with. Riles pouted a little. This was going to be awkward. Some of the people she recognized from when she came in the academy. She would have sat with Jeremiah but he was sitting with someone else and she did not want to intrude. "How is this going to work." Riles spoke silently then someone walked past her who looked awfully familiar.

Where has she seen her from? Riles racked her brain before i popped up. She was was the girl from the office. She introduced herself. 'What was her name? It wasn't even that long ago!' Riley thought harder and then it came to her. "Alice! That's what it was." She snapped her fingers finally getting it. She was now going to be labeled crazy for shouting someone's name out loud. Just great. Riley smiled in triumph and walked over to the line where Alice was currently residing. "Hey Alice, glad I caught you." That didn't sound as creepy as it did in her head.

Riley looked over the foods that were currently being displayed. She could here her stomach growling.They smelled good. Caramel barked just adding on to her point. Riley got a tray and picked out a chocolate croissant and tea. She was afraid if she got too much she wouldn't be able to finish it and that would be a problem. "So..." Riley trailed off getting Alice's attention once again. "Please tell me you don't know anybody either. Every person I saw had at least one other people with them. Riles pointed out grabbing an apple and putting it on her tray.

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Once she agreed to accompany him to the cafeteria, they walked in a comfortable silence. Nothing was ever awkward between them; for Jimmy, anyway. He watched the way she switched her feet, the wind barely bothering her cropped hair, he could never be bothered to be awkward. Unless he tried to flirt, which was usually a fumbling compliment she took in full stride. Even when she caught him staring, she would simply laugh at his reddening cheeks.

They worked their way like veterans through the cafeteria, Ellie going for the food, Jimmy for tea.

He noticed the two girls that had been in front of the headmaster's office: the fiery redhead with the small dog, and the fiesty brunette that intimidated Jimmy by the stare she gave to him. They seemed to be getting along quite well, so he returned to the task at hand. He mulled over Eleanor's more command than offer of move night.

"When am I ever busy, Ellie?" Jimmy joked, taking the cups of tea as he joined up once again with her. He didn't like to admit it, but he was just as much friendless as she was. They clung to each other.

They both decided to head out into the large courtyard of the academy instead of braving to find a clear, clean table in the cafeteria. The courtyard was starting to fill up as well. Jimmy didn't mind being around people, talking to them was his issue, but he wasn't so sure about Eleanor. He liked to think she didn't care either way.

"What movie did you have in mind?" He asked her, sipping slowly on the hot tea.

He always squeezed a lemon and a dot of honey before he drank any tea from anyone. It was one of his many quirks. He closed his eyes momentarily, savoring the taste of the sweet tea, then looked up from the cup.

There it was. There was a moment when he was distracted it would appear; the start of a migraine. He blinked when he started to notice the symptoms. The tea usually helped so he mentally calmed himself down and took another long sip. Anything could've triggered it, but this was the first sunny day since he arrived at Eltz ten days ago; The mountains Eltz was settled on had been experiencing a lot of rain lately.

Just as a precaution, he pulled out his sunglasses. He gave Eleanor his quirky little smiles.

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"But would I deny you chance to come into my room and gain an eyeful."

Out of nowhere her hand was grabbed and promptly yanked upon. She was tugged onto the bed beside him and easily pulled back and against his chest. He squeezed her, and as soon as his naked chest touched her back, her breath hitched. Her heart skipped a beat, causing her to inhale sharply and an instant warmth to fill her cheeks.

Why his mere touch made her feel like this was beyond her. The guy was a total tool - all he did was use girls for sex and popularity. Yes, he was a good friend to have. But he was a curse to develop feelings for.

When he finally released her and climbed from the bed, she was instantly on her feet, patting her cheeks in an attempt to rid them of the blush that had risen high in the bones there. Her back was to him, so when he spoke, she turned to survey his appearance.

"So you think the Headmaster wouldn't mind if I greeted the new students in a pair of shorts and and tank top? Not that you would complain. Come to think about I think only the headmaster might complain."

Sticking her tongue out at him, Scar rolled her eyes. "Presentable?" She slowly looked him up and down, and taking it to the extreme, she began to walk in a circle around him. Finally, she stopped in front of him and reached up.

"You need to learn to tie a tie correctly," she teased, undoing the tie and easily looping it around into a perfect one. Like she did every morning. Oh yes, she has tried for years to teach him how to tie one, but he seemed determined not to learn. Instead, she'd taken it upon herself long before to tie it for him every morning.

Patting the tie down against his chest, she sighed. "I have no idea what you'll do without me after this year, but I hope you'll find some way to survive," she joked, grabbing her bag from the floor and starting for the door. "Come on, we have students to greet and help. I'll come by after classes to help you clean your room. And I'm serious when I say help. I'm not doing it on my own. You will participate," she said threateningly, stepping into the hall.





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"Excuse me, but are you Luna Holzmann?"

Luna looked up and in the direction of the female voice. There stood a young girl, who could be no older than herself, with large glasses and a mouse-like face. She used her index finger to push up her glasses, adjusting her hold on her books in the same motion. Squirming nervously, her eyes darted side-to-side, as though she were looking for some unknown predator just waiting to pounce.

After a moment, Luna rose and extended a hand to the girl.

"Yes, I am. And you are?"

The girl bit her lip, looking at the hand as though it were waiting for the perfect moment to bite her. Luna slowly retracted it, allowing it to drop to her side, and the girl relaxed a bit.

"I-I'm Jezabel. I was sent to take you to our room, since ... Since we share one," she stammered out. The girl obviously had a stuttering problem - either that, or she just had a very severe nervous disorder. Nonetheless, Luna offered her a reassuring smile.

"Thank you. I could really use the help. I've been a bit lost since I was given my things, mate," she said cheerily, returning to her bags and grabbing her suitcases. Jezabel moved over and hefted up the box with Luna's uniforms, adjusted her grip on it, and started briskly away, leaving Luna to hurry to keep up with the fast-paced girl.

When they reached their room, there were already two other girls in the entrance sitting room, lounging back on the couch and watching some movie on the TV. They barely spared a glance up at the two girls, and Jezabel seemed to move even more quickly to the room that would be Luna's. Walking a bit more slowly through the room, she nodded at the two girls as they finally looked up, and continued on to hers. Jezabel had already hung up her uniforms for her, and her other things had already been delivered and were all sitting on top of the bed.

"Your stuff got here yesterday."

Luna nodded, propping her suitcases beside her bed and slowly looking around the small room that would be her home for the next four years or so. It was smaller than her one back home - no surprise there, since she had a huge room in Australia - but it would do.

Jezabel shifted uncomfortably near the door, rubbing her arm absently. Luna offered her a smile.

"Thank you for the help, but I should be alright now."

"Are you sure? Because the Academy is really big and can get kind of confusing sometimes ..."

"Oh, that's fine. I won't get lost, trust me," she said reassuringly.

Once Jezabel had left, Luna changed into one of her new uniforms. She freed her hair from the shirt, adjusted the sleeves, and did a once-over in the mirror. Satisfied with her appearance, she shoved her key into the pocket of her skirt, slipped on her black shoes, and made her way from the room, history book tucked firmly under arm.

It didn't take her long to find the cafeteria, which seemed like the popular choice for the students at that time. It did take her a while to get through the line and buy her poppy-seed muffin, orange juice, and blueberry bagel, but once through, she paused.

Surveying the room, she frowned. Not knowing anyone made it difficult to find a place to sit at, seeing as there weren't many open places for just one. After some searching, however, she found a spot on a windowsill near the back of the cafeteria - the perfect place to read and eat. It let in the right amount of sunlight and gave the correct amount of space on the sill.

Winding her way through the slightly-crowded room, she hopped up and onto the sill. Turning her back to the wall, and drew up her knees, propped her book open on her legs, and munched on her muffin as she read.

Do you really think that you'll be able to fit in here?

Ignoring Vendette, Luna turned a page.

You know that you can't ignore me. I'll just continue to bother you until you respond in some way.

It isn't even worth trying, you know. They'll never accept you, because they'll never understand. They need to accept us in order for them to even consider being your friend, and we both know that they'll never accept me. I'm too 'unpredictable'. Too 'volatile'.

Don't you see, Luna? They'll never understand you. They'll never understand that it's me doing all of the things that I have planned.


Stop talking, Vendette ...

Why? Because you know that I'm right? You can't silence and stop the truth, Luna. You just need to accept your fate as a friendless loser.

I said, shut up ...

No. Because you know that I'm right and I just love to be right. You have no future with anyone else - because I'll always be here. Stopping you from being happy.

"I said, shut up!" she growled, snapping her book fiercely shut. A couple of students nearby looked in her direction, puzzled expressions on their faces. Clenching her jaw, she reopened her book, nestling further into the corner of the windowsill in an effort to ignore the whispers from that table that ensued.

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"Alice! That's what it was."

Alice looked up at the sound of her name to see a red-head approaching with a small dog on her heels. It was the girl from earlier that morning, Riley Ruth. "Hey Alice, glad I caught you."

"Hi," Alice greeted with an amused smile and made room for Riley joined her in the line. The person behind Alice made some small noise of protest before she threw them a glare, and the two girls continued to move along the food counter unchallenged. Alice ordered her coffee black and, thinking of the bland aeroplane breakfast she'd had several hours ago, grabbed a sandwich and a large chocolate cookie. Keeping food in her stomach would keep her from getting exhausted as fast when pushing her powers.

"So..." Riley continued. "Please tell me you don't know anybody either. Every person I saw had at least one other people with them."

Alice chuckled, "So it seems. Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Don't know a soul." She set her tray down at an empty table, took a seat, pushed her jacket sleeves up to her elbows, and proceeded to empty sugar sachets into her coffee. She continued to do this as she glanced up at Riley and nodded towards one of the other seats at the table, "Sit?"

Once she was satisfied that her drink was sweet enough to make a diabetic shudder Alice took a bite of her sandwich, mostly ignoring the furious tail-wagging and beseeching eyes of the dog staring at her. She also ignored the small flare of light in her minds eye.
The lights were a mental metaphor for her awareness of others' pain; surrounded by other people as she was now there was the usual haze of dull lights that symbolised anything from a twisted ankle to a coffee burn. And someone had just started the beginnings of a migraine. Other than glancing almost unconsciously at some of the canteen occupants this awareness didn't show on her face. Choosing not to concentrate on any of the lights the mental image faded from the forefront of her mind.
Alice leant back in her chair, hung an arm over the back, and rested her crossed ankles on another spare seat at the table. "So, Riley, what brings you to Eltz? This place is quite something, ain't it?"

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When she got in line, she kept her eyes down and made sure to get what she needed without bumping into anyone. Around her small group of friends, she was fine but around large groups of people and strangers, she just became a different person. She looked down at her feet before feeling a force accidentally push her back into the person behind her. Without even looking back, she could tell he was much taller than her. She offered a soft smile towards the girl in front of her when she apologized. She looked behind her to see the man towering over her, she was already nervous but when she saw his eyes, she just forgot what she was going to say. "I--um..--I. Sorry." She turned back around and tried her best to keep herself from getting red. She quickly made her way through the line trying not to make a bigger fool of herself. She walked towards Jimmy, only taking a second glace towards Vassi before turning her attention towards her best friend. "God, Jamie. I'm a complete idiot."

As they made their way out of the busy cafeteria, Ellie looked towards Jimmy. "When am I ever busy, Ellie?" She shrugged. "I don't know. For all I know, maybe you finally asked that girl you're crazy about on a date. Miracles happen after all." She said in sarcasm with a playful smile on her pale face. As they say down, she handed him one of the cookies she grabbed as she took off her bag and put it to her side. "What movie did you have in mind?"

Once more she shrugged before taking a bite. "I'm not sure, just not romance because the last time I watched a romance with you, I fell asleep on your bed. And that's not good." She honestly didn't mind, she was comfortable around Jimmy so it didn't really matter to her. She just knew it was awkward for him. "I got a few new movies online, we can have just a huge marathon of comedies, and sci-fi, and stuff. It'll be awesome, I swear." Ellie said before taking a sip of her tea. She watched Jimmy slip on his glasses before pouting and tilting her head a bit. "Jamie? You okay? You want to go inside or something?"

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Riley smiled glad that Alice didn't reject her. That would have been super embarrassing and awkward. Riley grabbed one item that she have been craving since she got off that stupid plane, a cookie. And to make it even better. It was huge which made her all the more happy. "So it seems. Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Don't know a soul." Riley refrained from saying 'good' because it might have seemed mean in Alice's ears. Riley nodded instead. They moved away from the display of foods over to a table. I don't know why but Riley hesitated not knowing if Alice would let her sit. It was stupid really. 'Is it just me or do I sound desperate?' Riley thought.

"Sit?" And that's what Riley did. Caramel jumped up and sat on the seat beside her knowing that Riley would get mad if she sat on her lap. Riley hated when Caramel sat on her when she was trying to eat. It took a while but Caramel got the idea. Riley reached for the sugar packets and put a little in her tea and stirred it with a plastic spoon that was residing on the table. Riley took a sip to taste it's sweet level before taking a bite out of her cookie with a satisfactory smile.

"So, Riley, what brings you to Eltz? This place is quite something, ain't it?" Riley frowned a little at her first question. That was a little personal so she sneakily avoided answering and answered the second one. "I'll say, this places is magnificent!" Riley said with a wide gesture to the cafeteria and the people in it. "It's huge and the structure is beautiful. Eltz academy has that old feeling to it but it doesn't look run down. Just like it has a lot of history." Riley sighed in content taking another look at the walls around her. She was going to love it here. "What about you?

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"I'll say, this places is magnificent! It's huge and the structure is beautiful. Eltz academy has that old feeling to it but it doesn't look run down. Just like it has a lot of history. What about you?"

"Yeah." Alice raised her eyebrows and glanced around the room mildly. Riley seemed more interested in the academy part of the conversation Alice noticed a little disappointedly. She had begun assuming that everyone at Eltz had powers, and it was such a strange new concept to her. Until she'd found out about Tessa she'd never really considered that there might be many others with abilities. But there were so many people here at the academy and so many more probably out there in the world, she was curious to find out more about others like herself.
Maybe that was faux pas to ask about powers? Or more likely it was just personal. She shrugged mentally, there'd be time enough later to find out the niceties of Eltz society. While she was content with her own company, maybe it was wise not to alienate the first person to give her the time of day. If Riley wasn't going to talk about it Alice wasn't going to pry.

"Yeah, I agree, it's a great place. I'm glad I ended up accepting a place here, I didn't think I would originally, you know? Some secret organisation sends you a letter letting you know that they've been watching you... but this place does seem to have history and everybody appears pretty chill, so it can't be too bad. I suppose it's good to know that there are people who can help us learn more about our... um... well just, to learn more."

Real smooth, Miss Social-butterfly, Alice thought wryly and took another bite of her sandwich a little viciously. Thinking about Tessa was not going to lead to any sort of happy thoughts. And she was trying to avoid making Riley uncomfortable about the topic of powers not leave it hanging unspoken in the air. "Aaanyhow... classes should be interesting."

It was some attempt a rectifying her own pitiful attempt at conversation. She sighed with a resigned smile and reached for her coffee while it was still hot, enjoying the strong sweet dose of caffeine.

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One look at Alice's raised eyebrow hinted that Riley's attempt to avoid the first part of the question 'oh so sneakily.' Riley groaned a little knowing that somewhere in the near future it was going to come back and bite her in the ass. Then Alice went into this grand explanation where she probably wouldn't have accepted the letter that stated that they knew who they were and have been watching them for their whole lives. Riley almost laughed at the rambling that Alice just went through. It has happened to Riley one to many times to count. Of course when she was the gullible little child her sister picked on. But it's in the past.

"Aaanyhow... classes should be interesting." Riley went wide eyed because she had heard a rumor about the classes. "Oh, I heard a couple of the upperclassmen where going to be teaching some of the classes. The one I'm really dreading is combat. I don't think that I could handle hurting someone purposely or accidentally. I'm not the violent type. Clearly." Riley said gesturing to her body in a way that proved her point.

Riley went to take another bite of her cookie and was disappointed when she didn't have a cookie in her hand anymore. She had finished it. Riley grumbled and picked up the chocolate croissant. It had chocolate chunks within the bread. Riley only had this treat once and she always wanted to have it again. With one hand she fed herself but with the other one she was rubbing Caramel's head giving her the attention that she was deprived of for awhile now.

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As Vassi was about to take a sip from his cup the line suddenly shifted backwards due to a girl cutting the line to join her friend ahead. The domino affect of this caused the person in front of Eleanor to stumble backward and forced her to collide with Vas consequently spilling the warm liquid onto his grey sweater.

Embarrassment radiated from his face as his cheeks turned a pale shade of red "Please don't turn around and see this" was his thought right before the young woman began to turn around to offer her apology, and as she turned she was forced to look up due to the difference in height but as for if she had seen the stain he was unsure. He could see that she nervous but as her eyes connected with his eyes, it was as if she just forgot what she was going to say and the same affect left Vas speechless with his jaw slightly dropped. "I--um..--I. Sorry." She murmured before quickly turning back around as if to try and hide her reaction. Almost in a petrified state he could only watch as she quickly made her way through the line and disappeared into the sea of people.

Vas now had two problems on his mind, he was now stuck in a crowd of people with an impending stain on his clothing, and he didn't get the girls name. Unsure of if he would see her again due to the fact that more and more students continued to pour through the doors of the academy, he was sure of one thing, he wanted them to cross paths again but hopefully under better circumstances.

Finally making it through the line himself Vas grabbed a cranberry scone and refilled his tea in the hopes to make it through the crowd of students without being labeled the clumsy guy with the stain on his shirt or any form of worse ridicule. Coming up with a plan he wrapped his snack in a napkin and placed into his satchel, he then pulled the satchel close to his chest to conceal the stain underneath until he exited the cafeteria and had reached his hall.

Once inside of his room Vas removed the soiled Sweater and the partially soiled collard shirt underneath. "Great job Vassi you managed to mess up your clothes and bump into two girls all before breakfast was over, you klutz." he thought to himself as he fell backwards into his bed and closed his eyes attempting to drift into his happy place.