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Amia Reyes

Host of Hathor

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a character in “Gods Among Us: Awakening”, as played by AbsoluteWhisper

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F U L LXN A M E
Amia Reyes

N I C K N A M E (S)
Mia (preferred), Mimi (only close friends)

B I R T H D A Y
July 15th (Cancer)

A G E
20

B L E S S E D B Y
Hathor, Goddess of Love and Fertility

G E N D E R & S E X U A L I T Y
Cis-female, pansexual

E T H N I C I T Y
Bolivian and Phillipino

H O M E T O W N
New York City, New York

H E X
#F7AAAF



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H E I G H T & W E I G H T
5’7’’, 145 pounds

A P P E A R A N C E
There is an undeniable beauty to Mia. Big, bright brown eyes, thick eyebrows, sharp cheekbones, and full lips sit upon soft, tan skin. In fact, much of Mia is just so… utterly soft. Her skin is relatively unmarred, and her eyes carry this mirth and playfulness. She has a slim-curvy figure, more of a pear shape given the slightly larger size of her hips in comparison to her bust. She did gymnastics when she was in high school, so she retained some lean muscle, but that’s about it. Her time with gymnastics ensures she is flexible, but she hasn’t been as committed to the gym as she was before. So even that is soft about her. Her medium length chestnut-colored hair comes in a variety of styles, mostly because she likes to experiment with her appearance.

C L O T H I N G & G E A R
Mia cares greatly about her appearance, and her fashion reflects that. She spends good money on her clothes, and people have told her she always looks like she just stepped right off a runway. Her actual style varies depending on the season and what’s currently in fashion, but it's rare to see her anything short of perfect. Perfectly groomed hair, perfectly manicured nails, perfectly painted make-up, perfectly matched articles of clothing. She tells herself it's all for her, that she likes looking pretty, but that’s only half of the truth.

In terms of gear, well… Does make-up count? Mia keeps her phone with her, a tide pen, chapstick, her wallet, and that’s about it. Since coming to Egypt, her mothers gave her a fancy DSLR camera, so she’s been carrying that with her.




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L I K E S
Pretty people - Love, of all kinds - Physical contact - Humor, especially from unlikely places - Sweets of all types - Flirting playfully - Animals, especially small mammals and reptiles - Rainbows - Spending time with her mothers - Mexican food - Flowers - Receiving gifts - Hugs - Holding hands - Taking pictures - Video games - Star Wars - D&D - Anime and Manga - Comics - Lots of very nerdy topics - Going to parties - Dancing - Swimming - The beach - Warm weather - Respectful people - Stargazing - (not-so-secretly) Playful arguments and disagreements - Surprising people with her intelligence - Helping others where she can - Settling interpersonal problems - Being the center of attention

D I S L I K E S
Being looked down on - Physical fighting, or any physical violence or threats - Overt aggression - Bullies of any kind - Grumpy, cold people - Emotional immaturity - Overly salacious men - People who touch her without her consent - Being surprised from behind - People who make assumptions about her - People who think she’s stupid - Feeling powerless - Looking at herself in the mirror for too long - Just… herself - Insults - Cold weather - Most insects (spiders are kinda cool) - Sour, bitter foods - Weird food textures



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P E R S O N A L I T Y
Most would take one look at Mia and think they know exactly what she’s about. A vibrant smile sitting on a gorgeous face, one that probably takes hours of preparation for self-centered reasons, and without a single thought in that pretty head. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Although she may be a touch clumsy at times, Mia’s mind is just as energetic as the rest of her personality; there’s a reason she’s going to be a lawyer one day. She has a knack for retaining knowledge exceptionally quickly, and an even better ability to read people and their mannerisms. She can usually tell how someone is feeling, along with their intentions, just from taking in their body language. Some would consider it odd how fast she can speak, but she speaks clearly and concisely no matter what. It’s common for her to go on surprisingly nerdy rants or tangents without even realizing it, and she can grow flustered by it.

Mia may look like she was cast straight out of Mean Girls, but the second someone talks to her, that illusion is dropped on its head. Her voice is soft, airy, and kind, as if she’s never wanted to shout in her life. Her words are gentle, sometimes fun and flirty, almost always supportive, and consistently measured and thoughtful. She wants all of her friends and loved ones to know how much she cares for them, and she shows it verbally and physically. She enjoys platonic and non-platonic physical contact, hugs, hand holding, kissing, all of it. Mia is just all about love, all the time. If Mia isn’t smiling or laughing, something is really, really wrong. This constant happiness leads her to being a force for positivity at most times, and there are many people who rely on her for emotional support. And she doesn’t mind being the therapist friend for people; if it means her friends are feeling better, she’s willing to do it. In fact, there isn’t much she wouldn’t do for her friends. She cares so deeply and so strongly, and she feels her emotions intensely.

At a glance, it’s not uncommon for someone to assume Mia is a confident person. In some ways, she is. She doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind, especially if it’s sticking up for someone else. But, deep down, Mia battles with horrible self-image issues. She tries so hard to perfect her appearance because she thinks if she isn’t beautiful, if she isn’t perfect, then she isn’t deserving of her own love or happiness. She suffered from eating disorders and body dysmorphia in the past as a result. Therapy has helped over the years, but it’s been an uphill battle since her youth. Finding this out, however, is next to impossible. Mia acts open and willing to chat with anyone, but some topics are so difficult to talk about, she tends to avoid them. She doesn’t grow angry or frustrated, she just tends to laugh it off and try to move onto the next thing. However, when her illusion of confidence is shattered, Mia gets scared. There are a lot of things that frighten her, causing her to drop the happy exterior. Any insults to her physical appearance stick with her for a long time. Being approached and surprised from behind startles her to an extreme degree due to some trauma from the past. In fact, any threats of violence scare her to the point where she starts to shake. However, she puts up a great brave face, and will step out and try to solve all things amicably and verbally if she can. She’s a firm believer in there being a peaceful solution in almost all cases.



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H I S T O R Y
Twenty years ago, Kara Reyes, an attorney, and Alejandra Delgado, a famous photographer, after five years of marriage, decided they wanted to have a child. Alejandra, the younger of the two, decided to carry, and nine months later, out popped Amia. They only ever planned on having one child, and they loved their daughter dearly. Amia grew up in a loving home, with two parents who supported her unconditionally, no matter what. She lived a rich life full of many different experiences; she traveled abroad, she interned at both of her mother’s jobs, she got to meet superstars and models alike, she attended a fancy, private high school. And yet, somehow, even without having to struggle for much, Mia didn’t turn out snobby or stuck up. Her mothers were caring and devoted to their daughter, and they made sure she held many of the same values that they did: work hard, treat everyone with kindness, and if you can help someone, do it.

Mia’s life was not without difficulties. Growing up around the best of the best made her stronger and smarter, but it also meant she was shown just how much more special and amazing other people can be. This instilled many doubts about herself, especially her appearance. She started suffering from an eating disorder in high school, along with hanging around crowds that brought out the worst in her. She would sneak out with her friends to go to frat parties at some of the local colleges in the city. [TW: discussions of SA for the remainder of this paragraph] She was only 16. She was surrounded by men who would shower her in compliments along with free booze. One night, the drinks just kept getting stronger and stronger. Her head was swimming after half a dozen of them, and she tried to stumble to the bathroom to collect herself. It all happened so fast. A hand grabbed her by the back of her neck and shoved her face into the wall. Before she could do anything, her skirt was being pulled up. Mia left the party after it was over, and she felt vile, disgusting, but her mother talked about so many of these cases, she knew exactly what to do. She managed to scratch him on his forearm, get a good look of his face, and take a picture of the house. After a hospital exam and a quick police investigation, they found out who did it. He was sent away, 15 years, the highest sentence that Kara could get.

He may have been in jail, but Mia was still just a kid. This assault shook her to her core and put her into a deeply depressive and anxious state. Her mothers put her in therapy immediately, and if not for that decision, Mia likely wouldn’t be here today. After a few years, she had managed to shake most of the nightmares and be less jumpy when being approached from behind, but her mothers still wanted her to defer a year before attending college. Mia disagreed, but she compromised by going to a school in state. LindenWood was just prestigious and fancy enough, with a great Criminal Justice program that she could get her bachelor in before applying to law school. Alejandra is a little upset that her daughter didn’t take after her, but she settled by giving her a fancy new camera for her second trip to Egypt.


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T H EX B L E S S I N G
Charmspeak || In short, Charmspeaking is a form of verbal hypnosis. When using her Charmspeak, Amia is able to convince people to do her bidding by giving them a verbal command. Those that are given said command feel extremely compelled to complete it, regardless of who they are and what the command entails. In a sense, their mind is infiltrated by Mia’s voice, and they become a different version of themselves when listening to her. Once she stops using her Charmspeak, or the effect wears off, they will return to normal with all of their memories retained. There are limits to her Charmspeak, however. It isn’t effective 100% of the time, and it doesn’t work as well on people who are not attracted to Mia. It also doesn’t work on anything that doesn’t have any form of thought or consciousness; monsters or animals that rely on instincts and nature alone are immune to her ability. If the person she is speaking to cannot hear, whether due to disability or technology to block sound, her Charmspeak is useless.

Empathy || Upon receiving Hathor’s blessing, Mia can naturally and perfectly interpret the emotions other people are feeling. It's just something she can sense, and it's almost impossible to describe how she can do it. She just… she just feels it, and therefore she is able to identify it. This also means she is able to perfectly identify her own emotions.

Love Empowerment || Mia’s final, and perhaps strongest, ability comes entirely from her love. By using the strength of her love, she is able to channel the power of Hathor through a kiss. Through said kiss, strongest when planted on another pair of lips, the recipient has all of their capabilities boosted. However, the actual potency of said boost depends entirely on the love that Mia holds for the individual. This is something she can’t measure exactly, but people she has stronger positive feelings for, both romantically or platonically, are given a considerably larger amount of additional strength, and the boost lasts much longer. But, if Mia dislikes someone, she will often refuse to empower them, but if she tried, there would be negative effects instead of positive ones, directly correlated to how much she dislikes them. So, the power could be used offensively to immensely weaken an opponent. To do so would directly put Mia in danger, especially since her physical form wasn’t enhanced much with Hathor’s blessing, but it could be used as a last resort. In theory, this power implies that, through love of herself, Mia could channel the power directly into her own physical form. Given her mental blocks and lack of self confidence, she doubts she will be able to do this anytime soon.

S T R E N G T H S
Mia is wildly clever. Her mind moves faster than her body in every way. She’s exceptionally good at arguing her points, and she can speak quickly and clearly. Most people take a look at her and assume she’s all looks with no brains, but Mia has a considerable amount of information stored in her head about a wide variety of topics. She is often able to use this to her advantage. Even before the blessing of Empathy, Mia is fantastic at reading people’s expressions and language to deduce their emotions.

W E A K N E S S E S
Mia is absolutely not made for combat. She’s moderately limber and fit due to doing a decent amount of cardio, but in terms of strength, reflexes, and thus combat capabilities, Mia is borderline helpless. Her Charmspeak will help her a little bit in that regard, but ask her to swing a sword? Throw a punch? She can’t do much that would be effective. Mia likes to believe she’s brave, but with the threat of physical violence, she becomes terrified and shuts down. Much of that is due to her past trauma. Although Mia seems confident to most of the people, she has a deep and destructive dislike of herself. She assumes that, if she isn’t pretty, if she doesn’t do well in school, if she doesn’t achieve her dreams, if she isn’t successful, she is not worth anything. There is still an additional disgust with herself for what happened when she was a teenager, and she still blames herself for her assault to this day despite everything her family, therapists, and friends have said.


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Two days. It had been two days since the group of students from LindenWood, had found themselves leaving the comforts of what was considered to be their new home back in New York. All while being led by their Professor. Who, by all means knew what he was doing, well, for the most part. There were times where his assistant, Kayden, would have to step in and lead the otherwise clueless bunch. Was indeed a sight to see as a small Irish woman led a brigade of International students, and their clueless and often time scatter brained British Professor. To say getting around the airports wasn't easy, well, you can only imagine. But now the group found themselves in what would be considered their new home for the next month, the Dusit Thani LakeView Hotel, in Cairo, Egypt.

Currently, the hot sun of Egypt had been beating down overhead, onto the small group of travelers, nearly exhausted from the full day of exploring. The first day was spent exploring the city itself, the food, the culture, the people, and a few landmarks such as the Abdeen Palace and the Khan el-Khalili Bizaar that were in the capitol.

Arguably though, today’s activities were perhaps the most exciting and nearly everyone was looking forward to it. The day began with a short bus ride to the outskirts of Cairo in Giza, where the students were allowed to explore one of the seven wonders of the world. The Pyramids of Giza. The impressive structures were a breathtaking sight and it wouldn’t have been complete without a lengthy lecture from Professor Price. They had already spent about four hours at the site before the sun had just begun to set in the Western horizon. Most of the group would have thought the day would’ve been called quits there. Seeing as the sun was beginning to set, and it was best advised to settle indoors after that. Since the group first arrived, they had been told countless times by locals to be wary after the sun goes down. Local tales had been spread about the group in the oncoming two days, even if Tarren and even Eden had thought that they were nothing more than old lore and stories told, especially to scare off tourists. The less trouble they caused, the better.

But, as their luck would have it, Professor Price had a different idea.

Tarren knew that the moment Professor Price just simply mentioned the field trip to Egypt, that things weren't going to end well. Tarren had never been out of the country before aside from a few trips back home to Brisbane for their mother. Other than that, Ren had never been to a place with endless seas of sand, and blazing suns, it was a stark contrast in culture to what they knew for the better half of twenty-plus years. But they figured that they might as well go, especially due to some pushing from Price, and some of their friends in the days that followed. While the prospect of earning a few more credits and offers after going on the trip was originally the only thing that ultimately made them go, knowing that some of their friends truly wanted them along was enough of a push. And so they made their decision.

The first few days were rather, uneventful if Ren was being honest. Not much of anything happened except for small travel, and touring some of the surrounding cities. Not that it wasn't interesting or boring, it just wasn't exactly what they had been expecting. It was now the second day and the sun had already started to slowly go down, as well as the majority of the tourists were beginning to head back to the buses and leave for the night. Tarren had stayed back amongst the group and waited for news on what they would be doing.

The buses began to fill, leading the tourists back to the capital, Price instead had the group stay behind as he wanted to see one last thing before they headed back. His request was met with unsurprisingly, unanimous protest - after all they had been trekking nearly all day, not to mention whatever the man had in mind was definitely not on the itinerary. It wasn’t until about a half hour after they had been wandering aimlessly around the desert that it was obvious they were more than a little lost.

It was only when Price told them all to follow him and that they weren't exactly done just yet, much to the vocal dismay of the others. While everyone was getting either burned or complaining of the heat, Tarren had welcomed the sun. They oddly dressed with an over-shirt with a plain t-shirt underneath, and black jeans (which in retro-spect was a poor choice), with plenty of sun screen applied, of course. With sunglasses in hand, they had no reasons for complaining, at least not now. They figured in the morning they would feel the aftermath of the Egyptian sun that shone down on them mercilessly for hours. But for now, feeling that familiar sun here, like it was back in Brisbane.

Tarren looked to some of their friends for a moment, giving them a don't ask me look, before they walked up alongside Price and Hallows. "Excuse me, Professor?" Tarren started, but only received a poor excuse of an answer in the form of a shoulder shrug and mumbling. Seeing as the two co-leads were busy looking over the map. Tarren turned back to look at the others, shrugging their own shoulders before continuing to walk up alongside the Professor and his assistant. "Don't mean to....intrude, but, the others and I were wondering where we're actually going? The sun is setting, so shouldn't we be headed back already?" Tarren questioned casually.

The other two mumbled about themselves a bit more, before Kayden turned around partially to face Tarren, giving them a bright smile, "We'll be going back in just a bit. The Professor just wants to trekk on a bit more, and then we'll be heading back. Promise." Kayden looked back, as Trevor exclaimed to himself and headed off in the direction he was facing. Kayden and Tarren exchanged glances between each other, and then the group, before gesturing for the others to follow their wayward Professor.

The group had been led further past the Pyramid of Menkaure to the Queen’s Pyramids, a set of three Pyramids that were smaller in comparison to the others each built for a famous Egyptian Queen. Long gone were the signs placed conveniently for the tourists, it was beginning to look like mountains upon mountains of sand dunes awaiting them when the ground suddenly dipped down into a small ravine. Trevor skidded to an abrupt stop at the sudden dip in the ground and his eyes lit up. ”Fascinating...” he mumbled under his breath lowering his map as he looked at the ruins.

Nowhere did it list the presence of a tomb or a current excavation taking place. To anyone else, this place might not have existed. So, how in the hell, did they manage to find it? Nevermind go in the right direction to possibly stumble upon something? This immediately didn't sit right with Tarren, nor Kayden. But Trevor, he seemed all too excited. A little bit too much, if they were being honest. The two of them shared another look at each other, before walking up alongside the Professor. "Trevor?"[/b] Kayden began, folding her hands before she continued, "Don't you think it'd be best if we started to head back? Come back in the morning, and when we're not all exhausted? And...you know...Sunlight?" she questioned, gently tapping Trevor on the shoulder.

A small chuckle escaped his mouth as he looked up finally at the two, ”It would, but we don't have time for that! We want to be able to say we explored it first, don't we? Besides-" the Professor turned fully around to look at the full group of students, ”We go in and explore, just a bit. And I'll give you all passing grades for this class, and even more so, we can take the rest of this trip easy afterwards. We just have to take a little peak inside the tombs first." he grinned.

Trevor gestured for the group to join him by the edge of the slope, and looked down once more into the ravine. At the bottom of the crevice, set a massive entrance to some sort of temple that was half buried in the sand. The place looked like it was just a breeze away from toppling over. Threatening statues of Pharaohs were in the front staring menacingly down at them, almost as if they were guarding whatever was hidden away inside the tombs. The sight made Tarren’s stomach turn with that all too familiar sense of adrenaline. But the rational part of their brain flickered for a moment. There was no way that something like this had sat here for this long without being discovered. With all the tourists, explorers, and locals poking around the desert? There was no way this place had been undiscovered. Right?

Tarren looked at the others, then back at Trevor, "I have to agree with Kayden, Sir. We can come back tomorrow. We'll have more time, and natural lighting to explore the tombs. Besides, who says this hasn't been explored yet-" Trevor lifted his hand, ”Want a promised passing grade, or not, Havenfield?" he questioned, eyebrows raised before a grin formed on his face. ”Whoever wants to come along, make haste. But for those who wish to remain outside, feel free. We'll just take a peak, and be done with it, ya?" He didn’t really wait for much of an answer from the others, as he had already began to carefully move down the edge of the ravine. Taking just a moment to beckon for everyone to follow him. Before disapearing further down.

Kayden gave a wary glance to the students, β€œWe have to go after him don’t we?” Kayden paused, then looked back to the direction of which Trevor left. β€œWe have to go after him.” She said more to herself than the others, and slowly she began after him, sliding down the slope. A few rocks scattering down from the impact of her feet. The audible crack of rocks clattering below.

Professor Price reached the base of the ravine just in front of Kayden, and whoever else was behind her. Placing his hands on his hips as he gazed at the towering Pharaoh statues to the dark cave of an entrance. β€œProfessor none of us really think this is a good idea we-” Tarren's face paled slightly as they watched him slip off his backpack and crouch down. Quickly beginning to dig through it furiously until he retrieved a flashlight.

He tapped it on his knee a few times before the faint light flickered on. β€œYou, you can’t be serious.” Kayden mumbled out as a look of disapointment appeared on her face. Even for her, with all of the years she knew Trevor, even this was a bit much for him. Trevor just returned her gaze with a small glint in his eyes. He quickly stood up, brushing sand off of his pants. Brandishing the flashlight in his hands. ”I know this might seem a bit insane to some of you but…Wouldn’t some of you like to have a piece of your name written into history? You all signed the waivers didn’t you…?” The briefest smile flashed across his face, before turning to look at the old entrance of the ruins. β€œI’m not forcing any of you to follow me, in fact, by all means stay out here. I’ll just have a brief look inside…” He trailed off, as he gazed back at the entrance. β€œBut, for anyone who would like to join, I won’t stop you either.” and with that, Trevor made his way into the entrance of the tombs, and whatever it was that awaited inside...

Thoughts wracked around Tarren's mind as they thought to themself for a moment. If something was truly down there, and if they were a part of a possible large discovery, it could possibly end up with some way of helping their situation back home. If this came with some sort of financial pay, well, Ren could feel a slight nagging feeling in the back of their head. Something telling them not to. But at the same time, they had no real choice.

Going against their better judgement, Tarren shifted through their own backpack that they had with them, quickly retrieving their own flashlight and turning it on, exposing some of the smaller details of the entrance as they took a few steps forwards in the direction the professor went off in. "Well, I for one say that we need to get him back, but...As long as we don't come across any more scorpions or centipedes, I know I'll be fine." Tarren said with a large grin, "But I doubt that'll be the case..." they shuddered, thinking about the scorpions they already came across. While, in reality, Ren was both terrified and excited for what could possibly be ahead, even if what was about to come could be a mistake. What was the harm in snooping around for a little while, right? And obviously, retrieving Professor Price...






Tarren and Astrid shared a mutual glance at each other before they both began to make their way into the chamber's entrance. Ren almost jumped out of their skin as they felt a hand suddenly grab them by the shoulder, looking back to see Alex, their cousin who had also gone on this trip seeing as he had also started to attend Lindenwood roughly the same time they had. Astrid looked at the two and gave a small nod before she continued on ahead, "Yeah, bud?" Tarren asked, an eyebrow quirked upward at their cousin. Alex paused for a moment before he began to speak, "I'm gonna hang back out here with some of the others, you go on ahead yeah?" Alex gave a small smile. Tarren simply shrugged in response, "Okay. If we all die of some ancient curse in there, my ghost is gonna come back and haunt your ass." Tarren joked, before turning back and entering the chamber of the tomb. They shone their flashlight against the walls and pillars, the inside being far larger than they would have anticipated, or expected. It seemed to be more of an outdoor courtyard, than a normal entryway of a tomb. But, they didn't know much about Egyptian culture to be completely sure.

By the time that Tarren had caught up with the others, they were more towards the middle of the group, silently walking beside Nova and a few of the others. "Wonder how long it'll take for us to get lost in here, before the professor realizes?" Ren whispered to Nova. Astrid leaned towards them as a smirk spread across her face, "I give about fifteen minutes before we're all possessed by some ancient dieties or something. Or get eaten alive by giant, mutated spiders." she joked. Tarren tolled their eyes at her response, "The day we get possessed, I'll hope that they'll use my body to beat your ass for jynxing it." Ren joked in return, gently pushing her.

The group collectively continued onwards, further into the entryway. Originally they were able to walk shoulder to shoulder, but the longer they walked, eventually the halls became thin enough to have to walk in single file. Professor Price and Kayden were somewhere up ahead, before another large room opened up ahead of them. There was ancient texts and images covering the stone carved walls, whatever was chistled into the old stone was barely telligble, even if someone knew how to read it. They were long since faded, and just barely able to be seen with the use of flashlighs and other means.

Tarren and a few others broke off from the main group, and so did some of the others, but staid in the same chamber they were in. As they walked along, looking at the carvings in the wall, Tarren suddenly shot out their right hand, pushing back whoever was next to them. They anchored their feet into place as they looked down at their feet, just barely a few inches to their right, the earth had long since opened up, creating what could only be described as a sinkhole in the ground. "Best to watch where your feet go, mate." Ren rattled off, their eyes glancing back to the wall. "Hey Professor?" they called out, looking up at a large mural along the large wall in the chamber they were in. Trevor turned to look away from the current wall he was looking at, clearly trying to translate whatever text was carved in, "Yes, Havenfield?" he asked as he slowly made his way over, being careful of where he walked.

"What do you think this is?" Tarren shone their torch against the wall. The mural along the wall was faded, but enough could be made out after a few minutes of study. Trevor's eyebrows furrowed as he looked over the entirety of the wall, using the flashlights of a few students to help illuminate the full image. "Well, I'm no ancient philosopher but...My best guess? Would be some old battle that took place thousands of years ago. See-" he began, pointing at one end of the wall, "That right there, is Set. Egyptain God of Chaos and Storms. What it appears to be, is a long told story of him and the others Gods of old engaging in some ancient battle." his hands tracing the images to the other end of the stone. "And that, is Horus. God of the Sky. And of course, the others-" he gestured to all of the other drawings of Anubis, Osiris, Sobek, and many of the others and their armies led under their control. "But I don't remember reading of some battle like this. As it looks like the Gods are fighting among themselves even, not just against Set?" Astrid chimed in.

Price smiled and nodded at Astrid, "Very good, Ms. Cordova. Very good observation indeed." Trevor said a bit enthusiastically. "I'll need to take some notes of this down for later...Interesting indeed. But, they were always known for their stories, and if this indeed an undiscovered tomb? Who knows what stories and battles are told within these very walls!" Trevor giggled excitedly, jotting more notes down into his notebook. Tarren and Astrid exchanged a look as they shrugged their shoulders. He's officially lost his plot, the look said.

Kayden finally wiggled through the group that had formed around the others, looking up at the mural, "This is all well and good, Trevor. Really. But, We've gone further than we initially said. And even I feel like now would be a good time to turn back and head to the hotel. Get some sleep and come back tomorrow?" Trevor turned his head to look over at her, "Yes, but-", he started once more. "But I just...I got a feeling. We just go a little longer, and I just know there's something worth pressing on for." he said with a twinkle in his eyes. Kayden and some of the students are rolled their eyes and groaned in sync at the answer they were all give. "You're impossible..." Kayden huffed under her breath as she looked at him. Trevor simply shrugged, before begining to walk again, headed into another chamber as he scrawled more notes into his notepad.

Tarren exchanged a look with Kayden, and some of the others, shrugging their shoulders once "Someone's gotta get him...Mother fucker..." Tarren groaned, throwing their head back for a moment, before walking after Trevor, and into another chamber up ahead. It wasn't much longer after Tarren had walked in after Price, that there was a blood curdeling scream that rang out from their direction. Astrid didn't waste anytime and ran into the next chamber to see what had happened. "What? What happened, Ren??" she questioned as she found them frozen a few steps ahead. They took a few deep breaths before turning to look at their friend, "It was the biggest fucking, mother fucking fucker fuck that I have ever seen in my life-" they started, before shuddering. A large grin formed on Astrid's face, before a loud bellowing laugh escaped her lips. "You know, the bigger they are, less threatening, right?" she chuckled. "I'm serious, you asshole! It ran across my foot and everything. I fucking hate them, and you know that. I don't get how you like them so much." they said with another shudder.

"Well, like most things in life, Ren? You warm up to them over time." she said with a shrug. Tarren shot her a glare, "Only way I'd warm up to them, is if a flame thrower was involved." they bit back. Astrid chuckled, and wrapped her arm around Tarren's shoulder. "Don't worry, I'll stay right next to ya, so no more scary creepy crawlies scare ya." awstrid teased as they continued onward, looking for their wayward professor. Who, now seemed to be nowhere in sight. They both could have sworn he was standing right there, alongside Kayden. But the moment they had looked at each other, and then back ahead of them, further in the chamber, they were gone. This wasn't good.



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Two days. Two days in the desert. Two days of a blind man in a desert. Seriously, when was the punchline going to happen? Grayson already hardly understood why he was here. Well, he did actually want to learn the history. He had already crammed on Egyptian history and mythology in advance, had audio tapes of as many guided tours as he could get his hands on, and may have written a light paper or two about his research findings and submitted them to the professor and his assistants... But he still chose to act bitter when he could. He honestly just couldn’t help himself with the jokes about taking him β€˜sightseeing’. They just make it too easy. He could’ve had more fun with it and maybe even some fun on this trip… If it wasn’t for the golden retriever that barely left him alone since leaving for this trip. Wasn’t Charlie his roommate? When did he get stuck with the giant idiot for the buddy system?

For some reason, Teddy felt the compulsive need to be Grayson’s guide this entire trip. He had also taken it upon himself to describe each place they visited in as much detail as his vocabulary allowed. He knew he meant well by it. It’s the only reason Grayson ever just went along with whatever Teddy chose to tag along with him on. He’s just too nice. It’s so annoying.

He had hoped their day was coming to an end. He could feel the sun setting and it finally started to cool down around him. Grayson felt like he was caked in sweat despite being appropriately dressed. Of course, Professor Price had the ingenious idea to coerce them all to going into a tomb. Well, he wasn’t forcing them. But it’s not like Grayson was going to pass on the opportunity to be a part of a discovery. Superstitions be damned. ’Blind Man Makes Great Discovery in Egypt’. Get famous and laugh about it at the same time. Sounds perfect.

It wasn’t necessarily easy using a walking stick in a desert, so Grayson opted for grudgingly holding onto Teddy most of this trip. The part of the group trekking inwards, gave Grayson the opportunity to break away and grab onto whoever was closest first to start making his way away and a chance to breathe. But also in hopes of being able to find Nova or Charlie. At least they understood his humor. Explaining these things to Teddy was too much work. That leads into wondering how he even got into this school even though Grayson is fully aware that this man is somehow a musical prodigy blessed by the gods. And they have such a strange sense of irony.

Things had gone single filed as they delved further in. Grayson kept himself outwardly calm except for gripping a little too tightly onto the shirt of whoever was in front of him. He could follow the voices but he still couldn’t help but feel uneasy. He didn’t like small spaces and not being able to at least find the person privileged to know that fact was not helping.

The group that stopped was looking at a mural. Grayson listened in as he attempted to continue to feel through and follow the voices while he picked out and followed them. He chuckled as they described the scene of the mural. ”The gods fighting among each other. Sounds like chaos.” Somehow, he ended up with Teddy again. Absolutely no idea how he managed to just appear next to him without Grayson noticing. ”How do I always get stuck with you?”

”We have to do the buddy system. Did you see that sink hole?” Teddy’s face flushed over at realizing what he just said. [color=#]”I mean-”[/color] It wasn’t really words after that. Just southern mumbling before Grayson finally saved him and cut him off. ”Just stop talking and be my walking stick. I give up.” Grayson had no energy for this. He was tired, stuck in a small space, and the best he had was this idiot as a guide. But then, Teddy surprised him.

Teddy already knew Grayson was uneasy the second they went through the entryway. Grayson never really talked about himself as much as he acted. Teddy never asked. He’d tell him if he wanted to. Instead he just noticed. He saw the ways he’d change if they were in small spaces. The times he’d tried to act calm even though he was feeling disoriented and anxious. Teddy wouldn’t ask why but he could at least try to comfort and help where he’d let him. So he put his hands on Grayson’s shoulder’s to steady and face towards him and then gave him a brief hug. He really wanted to hug him for long but he also knows Grayson isn’t the biggest fan of affection so he had to take what he could get.

”I’ve got you, bro.” Grayson actually managed to smile at him. Teddy was beaming. Then a scream broke Teddy’s β€˜moment’ and he needed to run towards the direction of the sound with Grayson being dragged along as a result. He couldn’t just say he’s got him and then ditch. That’s against Bro Code. It ended up being a creepy crawly. Teddy would’ve screamed too. So would Grayson.

"Guys. Where's Price?" Teddy finally looked around and noticed Price and Kayden were gone. Probably not good. Grayson deduced this much given everyone else’s reaction to them being gone. Great. They've definitely left us here to die," That familiar voice caused a devilish smirk to form on Grayson as he quickly made the few strides over to her. His hand landed on top of her head. ”I finally found you, Pix.” He couldn’t help himself from ruffling her hair a bit. ”We already made the mistake of following the crazy professor into an Egyptian tomb. At this point, it’s death or curse and we certainly asked for it-” Grayson shrugged and took his hand off her. ”Right now I’m just hoping dear ol’ dad remember’s to add β€˜devilishly handsome’ on my grave stone.”

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