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Cas Chambers

Child of Apollo

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a character in “Gods and Monsters: Olympus Has Fallen”, originally authored by Wolf's Bane109, as played by RolePlayGateway

Description



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FULL NAME:
Castiella Aurora Chambers

NICKNAME:
Cas, most common
Red, tolerates

AGE:
Eight-teen (18)

HOMETOWN:
Dublin (North End), Ireland

GODLY PARENT:
Apollo

GENDER:
Non-Binary | They/Them

SEXUAL ORIENTATION:
Demisexual | Homoromantic

ETHNICITY:
Half Peruvian, Half Caucasian mix

DOB:
March 25th | Aries

HEX CODE
#AA491B



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HEIGHT:
5' 7" | 170cm

WEIGHT:
125lbs | 56kg

APPEARANCE:
Castiella has been reported as been considered handsomely beautiful by most, and elegantly androgynous by others, which also sides with many saying they are the epitome of unorthodox, especially considering what kind of family they belong to. They are considered such because, firstly, Cas has a plethora of tattoos that they don't do much in terms of trying to cover up, usually due to sleeveless shirts or loose-fitting clothes and rolled up sleeves, weather be damned. They can normally be found wearing skinny jeans and baggy tank tops or t-shirts, as well as their usual leather jacket, along with their normal everyday combat boots or some other sturdy-based shoe They are best described as punk rock due to all of the tattoos, the hair and abrasive nature upon first seeing them in a crowd. But from how they present themselves, to how they actually are, are on quite the opposite ends of the spectrum.

Cas' long, multi-colored dyed hair is usually styled messily, that they tend to tie up in a tight ponytail, or let their hair be down and flowing, but depending on how they feel that day. But it's usually seen down past their shoulders than tied up, on most days. The fancier and less masculine they go, the more glamorous their appearance will be. On the ever so rare occasion, that may be. Their vibe has always been just what Cas goes with what fits them, when and where, never really caring what kind of person they appear to be, as long as they are happy with themselves, that's all they care about.

As for any markings or scars, they have a few of each. First starting off with the three roses and crescent moon, they have tattooed along their left forearm. A strange collection of shapes that run along the center of their upper back, three wolves that are on the backside of their left shoulder-blade, three wyverns in flight on the right side of their collarbone, a small flower on the right side of their pelvis, and lastly a cross on the back of their neck. As for any scars, well, Cas has plenty of those too that litter their body. Most are ranging from small random scars that kids get when growing up due to being clumsy and bumping into things. As well as a few random scars across their hands from slip-ups in the kitchen. But most notably, Cas has a few scars that run along their left wrist, which is covered mostly by the rose tattoos (hence why they got the tattoos in the first place), and a few scars that are scattered over their torso, the exact cause is not exactly known, but if anyone were to guess, cigarette burns would be the best bet.





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Sarcastic ❖ Guarded ❖ Protective
Loyal ❖ Hard-Headed ❖ Selfless


PERSONALITY

Contrary to the first impression that Cas gives off, and their overall rather androgynous and rough-looking exterior, they are quite the opposite of how they may seem to those that don't exactly know Castiella. Upon first seeing them, people then to assume that they are an angsty, mad at the world type of person and hate everyone in it. Which, that couldn't be the farthest from the truth, to an extent at least. Once someone can look past the rough, tattoo-covered exterior, they can see that Cas is actually a rather kind, caring, and loving individual once their able to let down their walls, and can that once given the chance could prove to be your best friend if one so desired. They are also what many would refer to as "That fucking dumb-ass over there with a good heart." as usually all they ever want is the best for people, even at times when they probably shouldn't. It's just how they've always been.

While they can be a serious and hard worker; and even be a little abrasive at times, they know when to let loose and have fun. To the extent that someone of Cas' callibur on 'never calm', is able to allow, that is. Usually being the outgoing one when they know someone isn't feeling well, or in a bad place, they'll happily lend a shoulder to cry on or be there to listen to someone and their bad day. With the hopes of being able to cheer them up, if not able to at least be a worthy distraction in the meantime. All of which, while giving their absolute attention, as if that person was the only one in the world, that you're the only thing that they see. Once Cas focuses on something, whether a person or situation, that is all they can see or focus on in that moment. Often times becoming a little unnerving with how much they may focus on someone, or something at a time. As well as it having gotten them blinded to other things going on around them.

On a different note, Cas has moments of being rather physically overbearing and clingy, once getting close to someone that is, but for the most part, they will give someone their space and let them be. But for the most part, Cas tends to have a habit of having an arm draped over someone's shoulder, their leg ever so slightly touching someone else's, or using/letting someone become a human body pillow. They are very physically affection starved, while also being too scared to fully let themselves become vulnerable, even when 'relaxed' they come across as tense. But most of the time they are incredibly nervous of accidentally hurting someone that they tend to be off by themselves away in a corner somewhere. Always being told that they are 'too tense' or they need to ease up a bit, they never seem to be fully relaxed, even if they are with someone that they consider their best friend. They are essentially a walking atom bomb of anxiety and nerves, and it is only a limited amount of time until they may explode. Cas can never explain why, but they've just always been this way ever since growing up, and it's seemingly only gotten worse the longer time has gone by.

When it comes to romance or relationships, Cas is a hopeless romantic, but since recent times, has become too scared to try to pursue anything serious or long lasting. They've had one relationship that lasted a while, but things didn't work out as they got told they were 'Too clingy' or 'Too much' and things got thrown in their face. So, since then, Cas has only ever really been into hookups or casual flings, but even then it's been few and far between. They may be an absolute flirt and take any advantage they can to be close to someone, but truly letting their walls down and be able to just let someone in, terrifies them. Deep down, they want to be able to pursue a lasting relationship, something that can do more than last a week, or be more than a hookup that lasts a few weeks, but ever since their last true relationship, Cas has just been too afraid to commit or let their guard down enough to pursue how they feel. Castiella may never admit to it, but when Cast falls for someone, it becomes rather obvious right away. They become a stuttering, blushing mess that can barely function, to even denying it when someone points out their all too obvious feelings they may have for someone. While they may be seemingly confident in most cases and with most people, the moment that true and real feelings become a thing, Cas loses most ability to keep themselves contained and confident.

Which, is something to note. Naturally before their life got turned on its head, Cas was a very relaxed person that didn't get bothered by much except for their constant anxiety about everything now. When it comes to people they care for, they have a short fuse for bullshit or harm coming their way. Seeing people they've come to know and care for be mistreated or be in harm's way, makes it become an all too high chance for them to do something reckless. Often causing more bad than good, putting their own safety on the line for someone else, is a habit they have been told they have to break, but after years of being told not to be themselves, or that they have to change, and that they aren't enough or good enough, Cas has become rather tired of it and just want to live as themselves. Whatever that may be, they aren't sure just yet. They just hope to one day stop being so...Hopeless, and go back to how they used to be. And maybe, just maybe this Agon will be what helps Cas take their first step to getting past all these old hurdles.

BIOGRAPHY


From a rather early age, Castiella always knew that they were different compared to most kids. Not entirely due to their demi-god status, as Cas didn't know about that until much later in life. But being raised in a very strict, closed minded, religious home was hard enough for someone like Cas, which was only topped off by the fact that their birth mother, Lucianna and her boyfriend, were severely abusive towards Cas. Their other siblings in the home were never touched or treated as poorly as Cas was. Their two older sisters and younger brother never received the neglect and harsh upbringing that Castiella was subjected to, more or less right from the gate in life.

By the age of eight, Cas already knew how to make breakfast, clean up things around the house after they were done, as well as how to do laundry and clean the dishes. By the time Cas was ten, they were already making dinner for them and their siblings, and everything else that they'd need to do around the home to keep the house afloat. Seeing as Cas' mom and her boyfriend were both casual drunks, who'd spend more time going out with friends than looking after their quickly growing family. Something that Cas had grown accustomed to all too quickly.

Between going to school, managing things at home for themself, as well as their siblings and juggling things with their mother and her boyfriend, Cas had their hands full and never really had much time to just relax and enjoy life. So, when they turned twelve years old and started showing signs of well, being able to do things they shouldn't have been able to do, things only became worse for Cas. From accidentally breaking the front door, or breaking things by simply touching them, everything Castiella did seemed to make them a target for anger from their mother. Which only got worse when Cas ended up accidentally coming out to Lucianna when Cas was thirteen years old. The two got into another screaming match about something Cas hadn't done to her liking. With things being thrown back and forth at each other, until it all came down to Lucianna finally revealing that Michael, her boyfriend, wasn't actually Cas's birth-father. And how they were a bastard and that if they wanted to know who their birth father was, it was going to be up to Cas and being able to track him down.

With that new revelation thrown at them, Cas didn't know what to do or think. Knowing that the only reason they had received so much neglect from both 'parents' was because Cas wasn't Michale's child. That factor and revelation caused even more bitterness and anger to form withing Cas, which only seemed to grow as the years passed by. As if Cas hadn't enough reasons before to feel cast aside and lonely, the truth of their conception only made things worse. It only caused them to bury themself into their work even more than ever before. Closing themself off to any and everybody like they never had before. Which, led into how they came across someone who would later change their life, as well as reveal the truth to Cas.

It was shortly after Cas' fourteenth birthday that they were finally told the truth. A man by the name of Andrew Harper, someone who Cas had met a few times before then, but never really knew who he was, or what his actual intentions were until then. He sat Cas down and explained everything to them. Explaining how he was their birthfather, and that the only reason he stayed away was on behalf of Cas' mother, Lucianna's wishes. It was only because he could sense the inner turmoil in Cas that he finally found it time to interfere with his child's life.

Castiella was given an opportunity to come to a place that was made for people like them, demigods from all over the world. A place that they could call home, as well as learn how to control their god given powers, as well as learn more of their over-all history. It's been fours now since Cas went with their father, Apollo, and have been attending Legacy Academy since. Putting in even more effort than they may have wanted to otherwise. With how they were raised, and with a chip on their shoulder to try to prove theirself, Cas entered the Agon, mainly out of spite and wanting to prove theirself worthy among the gods, and the fact that some of Cas's closest friends were forming a team, that also helped push them into entering the Agon.




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HABITS
      Whenever Cas is left unoccupied or is anxious, they tend to fidget with their hands, often pulling on the end of their shirt-sleeves.
      Cas has a nasty habit of biting the inside of their bottom lip when anxious or thinking, not often realizing when they cut themselves.
      Whenever Cas is left to their own devices, they tend to rock back and forth while in place, especially when sitting down.
      Cas' worst habit to note, is that in the past two years, they began smoking. It's not the worst habit out there, but it's one they haven't been able to quit, and are fully aware of how bad it is, they just find comfort in it. Oddly enough, they refuse to let anyone bum a cigarette off of them, or let anyone else try it. It's their health at risk, no one else's, hence why they tend to go off by themselves until they'd calmed down enough.

LIKES
      Music, unsurprisingly enough a child of Apollo can usually be found with a guitar or harp in hand, lost in the music.
      Poetry, while Cas themself may not be a writer, they can normally be found with a poetry book in hand or nearby.
      Archery, it's one of the few things Cas finds pride in and gladly shows off with. They're close in talent with their cousin Riley, daughter of Artemis.
      Combat, while they aren't like a child of Ares, Cas still shows their worth with their fists and over-all physical prowess and durability.
      Exploration, growing up Cas was always a curious child and that curiosity has transferred into their young-adulthood life. If there's an opportunity for Cas to explore and seek out adventure, Cas is already way ahead of the others.
      Animals, those back on earth and those in Olympia, Cas is constantly fascinated by them. Often finding better company with animals than people.
      Sweets, Cas is bound to have anything containing sugar in any form on their person in some matter
      Loud and bassy music, especially 80's rock and pop. Anyone who's looked at their playlists will see a large amount of 80's music.
      Tattoos, whether on them or other people. Cas has a slow amassing number of tattoos and always love seeing how other decorate their body with ink.
      Cranberry juice and tea, Cas doesn't know what it is about this combination, but it seems to be their go-to drink. That and tea of any kind is a must have.
      Physical contact, it makes Cas feel safe and calm, but overly prolonged contact makes them nervous and they can't explain why that is.

DISLIKES
      Death, and everything it entails. Cas has lost enough people in their life, and the thought of losing someone else they're close to terrifies them.
      Fire, and the smell of it brings anxiety to Cas. They've never been able to explain why, but they've always had an ingrained fear and discomfort of fire.
      Loud or sudden sounds, Cas has always had overly-sensitive hearing and they've always gotten headaches from prolonged sounds of a certain pitch.
      Being touched when mad or stressed, Cas has never been one to handle being calmed down easily, nevermind handling being touched all that well, so it's not much of a shock that this makes for a bad combination. It's best to let them walk away and calm down, than trying to physically calm them.
      When people talk down to Cas, they've been treated like an ignorant child their entire life and having someone talk down to them as if they know nothing will only cause them to become angry rather quickly.
      Bigots and hypocritical people, Cas grew up in a rather religious and closed-minded home, so seeing people continue this form of hatred tends to set them off rather easily.





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GRADE:
Twelfth (12th)


TEAM ROLE:
Brawn

RELATIONSHIP WITH GODLY PARENT:
Cas surprisingly has a rather good relationship with their father. While they don't consider themselves being one of their father's favorites, they sure as hell make sure to keep themself under his scope and make sure to garner his attention where it counts. Cas even took up archery on a serious level after they found themselves having a rather good eye with it, which managed to gain some special attention from Apollo. Something Cas prides theirself on, however small it may be. While they aren't exactly tied to the hip with Apollo, the relationship Cas has with him means everything to him and they wouldn't trade it for the world. Of course it started off rocky, but after he came to them and explained everything and took them to the Academy, the two have only grown closer since and Cas holds onto their bond with everything they have. He's the one parent who hasn't let them down and without Apollo, Cas doesn't know where they'd be..

HOBBIES:
Archery, remarkable eye with a bow
Music, mainly guitar and harp
Poetry (Dabbles in it somewhat)
Boxing & Wrestling, Cas is an avid contender

AMBITIONS:
Primarily, Cas just wants to win the Agon and prove their worth, showing that they're more than just a loud-mouthed jock, and more than someone who doesn't take things seriously. That they have worth and can genuinely make a name for themselves. Mainly just proving their mortal family wrong, and prove they're actually worth something, and not just a weak let-down or abomination.

FEARS:
Dying in the Agon, not being able to prove theirself worthy at all costs.
Someone they care about dying in the Agon, they'd rather die for someone else than watch them die.
Large snakes, typically pythons cobras. Cas has never been a fan of them.
Claustraphobia, Cas cannot handle small or tight spaces and tends to lose all sense of awareness due to their past

STRENGTHS
Physical combat, Cas quite literally grew up being a fighter, always having to fight for everything they wanted and to get where they are today. Coming to the Academy when they were fourteen, was the perfect outlet for them and way to further train and hone their skills, rather competent fighter in the ring.
Hieroglyphs, while Cas suffers with normal reading, they always found it odd that with hieroglyphics they had little to no issue.
Raw Strength, while children of Apollo may not be on the same level as those of Ares, Artemis, and Zues, they are still a note-worthy combatant, and Cas is no less an example of that. What they may seem to lack with a simple glance, give Cas a reason to show just how strong they actually are.

WEAKNESSES
Anger, Cas has a short fuse for bullshit, and it tends to be triggered all too easily. They don't become violent, but Cas does become reckless.
Dyslexia, Cas suffers from a reading disorder, and normal writing and reading tend to trip them up more often than not. Often frustrating them greatly.
Abandonment issues, due to Cas' past, it's hard to let anyone in, and forget about letting anyone go. The idea of Cas having to say goodbye to anyone petrifies them.




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REPUTATION:
Cas is a mixed bag when it comes to a reputation around the school, but that isn't to say it's entirely negative. For the most part, Cas can be over-looked entirely. Often just sitting around stuck in their own little world while reading a book or working on some music with guitar in hand. Easily being missed. But, on the other hand, Cas can be known as one of the jocks of the academy, often taking part in some of the more extreme and rough sports. Not being one to shy away from showing off their enhanced physical conditioning due to their heritage from Apollo. Like most children of Apollo, Cas makes for a good eye with a bow & arrow, often coming up to second place to the children of Artemis. Which, gives Cas and their cousin Riley Hayfield a good and healthy rivalry while out on the shooting range.

FAMILY:
For the most part, Cas refuses to talk about their mortal family back on earth, and for good reason when everything is taken into consideration. They haven't spoken to their mother in almost two years now, along with their two human siblings, and don't have much of a desire to rekindle those relations. Outside of immediate family, Cas has become very close with their cousin Riley who is a daughter of Artemis. The two often spend enough time as is talking shit while out on the field with bows in hand, or simply bonding over a new book or listening to music, silently enjoying each other's company. Riley has become Cas's rock in recent years, and they don't know what they'd do without her..

MISCELLANEOUS:
Cas has a habit of writing their own sheet music, and playing it, but often times no one knows where the new music comes from half the time. As well as outside of everything with the Academy, Cas usually finds theirself busy running a small music store in their hometown of Dublin.

They also have their own small studio apartment in Dublin, and have been independent for the past year now when they're away from Legacy Academy. As well as having both their mother and her boyfriend pass away suddenly during their second year at Legacy, Cas has been slowly collecting all the pieces and forming a life for themself, however fragile it may be.




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FACE CLAIM
Luanna Perez

USERNAME
Wolf's Bane109


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Cas Chambers's Story

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Cas Chambers
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Music played overhead as two bodies danced all-too closely on the dance-floor. Hormones, alcohol and the idea of their lives possibly coming to an end in the ensuing few days were a messy cocktail for anyone. Nevermind for a child of Apollo and a daughter of Aphrodite. The vibrations from the music could be felt through their very veins as they danced together. The child of Apollo felt a sudden sensation placed against their lips, which caused them to take a step back. Blinking in slight confusion for a moment. "What's wrong, Cas? Afraid of a little...temptation?" the blonde haired daughter of Aphrodite grinned, leaning in for another kiss, which Cas pulled away from, turning their head to the side. Feeling lips press against their flesh before feeling the kisses begin to trail down to their neck, which caused Cas to push the woman away. "What? No...No. Just..." Cas looked down and sighed, combing their fingers through their hair nervously as they fidgeted for a moment, trying to find the words to what they wanted to say. "Look, I like you a lot but...With the Agon...I don't want to...If anything were to happen, I wouldn't want to hurt you. Ya know? I just-" a scoff came from the other woman as she took a step back, seperating the two even more than they were moments prior.

"Oh please. As if it'd be anything more than a one night thing anyway. You're cute and real sweet, Cas. You really are. But there's nothing to go from here, with us. Things have been fun but, it'd be nothing more than a hookup. I'm sorry but, it's just not...That, with you. If that makes any sense." she gave a forced smile and nod of her head. Cas took a deep breath to keep theirself calm and collected. Nodding as they bit their bottom lip, internally cursing theirself for thinking anything was going to come from this. How stupid would they have to be, to think anything would ever come from anything. Well, anything good anyway. It was so stupid and foolish of them to have though otherwise. Cas nodded once more, digging their hands into their pants' pockets, "I..I get it, Nicole. You're just, not interested in me like that. I...I get it. It was stupid of me to have thought otherwise. I'm sorry for wasting your time as much as I have." they gave another nod, and a bitterly forced smile in the woman's direction. Nicole sighed and reached out for Cas, grabbing them by the bicep, "Look, I didn't mean anything like that. Can we just, pickup where we left off and-" Cas scoffed, pulling their arm away. "So, you just wanna hookup cuz you can, and then just move on and pretend like nothing happened? Yeah no...I...I don't swing that way." the child of Apollo said, backing away slightly.

The daughter of Aphrodite smirked and clicked her tongue as she eyed Cas up and down for a moment, "Well, that's what the rumors say about you anyway." the blonde crossed her arms for a moment. Cas bit back a forced laugh, doing their best to keep the hurt and pain from seeping out fully. Cas combed their fingers through their hair once more as they shook their head, "Fuck those rumors. Whoever started that shit can fuck off for all I care. Think what you want about me, but whatever you may have thought before? Just...Just fucking forget it. Have a good night, Nicole..." Cas shook their head once more as they stepped away and turned on their heel, headed towards the bar for a few more drinks. Maybe a few could help bury the slowly growing emotions they could feel boiling within them. They already felt nervous and scared about the Agon the next day, and wanted to come to this party to just forget about it for a little while. Enjoy their time and forget about life, or well, the possible prospect of dying in the Agon anyway. But, here they were, immediately regretting everything about this whole night. Maybe having stayed in the dorm would have been better after all..?






Riley Hayfield
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Riley forced a smile when Amy called her out for trying to escape the party, as much as she wanted to deny it, Amy had a point. This wasn't exactly her seen by any means, and being called out on it didn't exactly make the daughter of Artemis feel any better. Giving her friend a small smirk as she was nudged in the ribs playfully, before her attention got taken by Theo who commented on Amy trying to hunt Riley down. She rolled her eyes at his comment before chuckling at Amy's retort, before her eyebrows furrowed as she rolled her eyes. "Oh c'mon. I wasn't going to 'brood'." Riley retorted back quickly, "I call it...Sitting in a corner while reading a book and pretending like I don't exist." she shot Amy another forced smile, which quickly faltered when Theo brought up the teams and the Agon. Something Riley was trying to not think about.

The daughter of Artemis turned back to Amy and smirked as she raised an eyebrow, "Oh well I'm sorry. There weren't enough Hera children to pick from, my bad." she retorted back, a tone of sarcasm was evident enough. Riley sighed for a moment as she dug her hands into her pockets for a moment, looking back up when Amy brought up the Agon once again. Why couldn't anyone just avoid bringing it up? Was it too much to ask for? Like, at all? The whole entire point of this party was for them to all be able to not think about possibly dying in the next ensuing days. But here they were, bringing it up once more. Because why the absolute fuck not? Riley nodded to Amy's question about more alcohol, they could sure as hell use it, well, Riley could. By the look on Theo's face, what he needed was his dorm-room and bed. He looked like shit already.

Riley managed to catch a flash of color cross the dance floor and walk over to the bar. That stupid, bright colored mop of hair only belonged to one person in this entire damn Academy, and for once, it was a relief for Riley. But with the brief look on the person's face was enough for Riley to become concerned immediately for them. "Uhm...Drinks, yeah?" Riley started, looking at the other two for a moment. "I'll go get some more and be right back, yeah? Cool." Riley immediately swiveled on her heel and sauntered through the crowd, worming her way through the crowd before she found herself more or less almost falling into the counter of the bar itself, managing to catch herself. Giving the person that was sitting down a small smile, before she walked over and took a quick seat next to them at the bar. "You look like shit." she mused, flashing the person with multi-colored hair, a small smile. "Wow, thanks, Hayfield." a light Irish accent escaped the individual's lips as they spoke. Returning Riley's own small smile for one of their own. "The fuck you want, cousin?" they asked before taking a sip of their drink from a shot-glass that they rolled in their hands.

The brunnette chuckled at her cousin for a moment, shaking her head slightly. "Just...Noticed you looked a little down, is all...Ya know?" she gave a half smile, gently placing her hand atop their's for a moment. "I worry about you, Cas. That's all...You know that." she gave a reassuring smile. Cas slowly nodded, returning a small and genuine smile of their own. "I know, and I appreciate it, truly. But...I'm fine. You...You go and enjoy the rest of the party. I'm just gonna finish my drink here and...Probably head back to the dorm. I...I'm gonna call it an early night. All things considered." the child of Apollo said cooly, before downing the rest of the liquid in the glass. Slowly standing up as they pushed themself away from the bar counter. Riley nodded her head before she turned to the bar-keep, "I'll take three shots, please? One for me and, the other two for some friends?" the bark-keep nodded his head and went to retrieve the drinks. Riley smiled at Cas for a moment as they placed their hand on her left shoulder, giving it a gentle squeeze as they exchanged goodnights, and Cas disapeared into the crowd, headed off into the direction of the dormatories. Riley collected the drinks shortly after and headed back to her friends, to hopefully enjoy the rest of the night, if she could that is.





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Amy just rolled her eyes as Riley claimed she wasn’t going to brood as such, laughing a little. But as the discussion continued, Amy got the impression that Riley didn’t particularly want to talk about it, and made a mental note not to bring it up again. This whole party was a reminder of what they were about to face into; Riley didn’t need it being shoved into her face by them too. Even if Riley didn’t seem to be the type who was there to straight up forget about the whole thing.

She disappeared to get drinks, rather suddenly, and Amy raised an eyebrow. “Think we hit a nerve,” she said, with a grimace. “But… can’t say I blame her. This whole thing seems kinda absurd and yet… not sure I can blame anyone for anything they do tonight. Most normal schools have proms. We have a big party before we all go fight in this tournament that might just get us killed,” she remarked.

She was about to continue along that line, when the song choice suddenly changed very obviously, and Amy almost snorted with laughter. “Are they actually serious? How cheesy can you get?” She remarked. "They’re just encouraging people to go make some dumb decisions in the trees or in the dorms or something. Bet anything an Aphrodite kid just got their hands on the playlist.” For one crazy moment, she thought about asking Theo to dance, but on glancing back out at the crowds, she couldn’t help but feel that she’d probably crush his toes and that they’d both just be awkward. So instead, she just leaned against him and laughed to herself again. “Bet you anything there’ll be a few shock pairings tonight and we’ll probably miss all the gossip when we’re in the Agon.”






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xxxthis dream isn't feeling sweet
xxxwe're reeling through the midnight streets
xxxand i've never felt so alone
xxxfeels so scary getting old

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Percy’s frustrated reaction to Min’s answer made him laugh, raising an eyebrow a little. Truth be told, he had no idea what he actually wanted to do. Even when they were stone cold sober, Percy was always better and coming up with these types of things than Min was, and Min was a long, long way from sober. He was about to say so, suggest that Percy came up with something, but a sudden change in music stole his attention. The contrast was almost laughable; from pounding bass and hypnotising lights to an almost sickening love song. There was a sarcastic comment on his tongue, but the feelings of hands on his hips completely wiped it from his mind.

Unsure of what else to do with his hands, he rested his arms on Percy’s shoulders. His thoughts were racing and yet, at the same time, he couldn’t seem to figure out a single coherent thought. He would have blamed it on the alcohol, except he wasn’t sure that the alcohol was solely to blame. Their previous conversation was entirely erased from his mind, his mind only able to focus on the feeling of hands on his hips.

So when Percy asked for an answer, Min stared blankly at him for a moment, trying to remember what it was in relation to. And then he laughed to himself. “I don’t even know. You’re always much better at this than I am,” he admitted. [color=2f444b]“But I like this.”[/color] The words were out of his mouth before he realised, it feeling a little closer to home than expected.

And then came the crushing, overwhelming fear that he could ruin everything by saying or doing the wrong thing. For some people, the pre-Agon bash was a chance to do dumb things, because did things like that matter when they were all putting their lives at risk anyway? But it didn’t seem that simple, and Min found himself afraid of ruining things if he wasn’t going to have a chance to make it right.

[color=2f444b]“I need to grab some air,”[/color] he said, forcing an apologetic smile and pulling away, making his way through the crowd to somewhere a little quieter. He just wanted a few seconds to pull himself together, but the minute he got out of the crowd, he could feel the hot sting of tears burning at the back of his eyes. He took a deep breath, trying to calm down a little.






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xxxfor everything I long to do
xxxno matter when or where or who
xxxhas one thing in common, too
xxxit's a sin

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Eden’s reputation was primarily that of the “Mom Friend” and he’d been fulfilling that role from the minute she’d shown up to the party. Except half of the people he was helping out were really just acquaintances who had gotten overly drunk, been separated from their friends, and who had then landed eyes on Eden and had roped him in to help. He had reunited more friends than he could count and had narrowly avoided being thrown up on three times. But he had at least gotten a few drinks out of it, which was better than nothing.

But as a result of reuniting groups, Eden had lost the people he was supposed to be meeting or was hoping to come across. After a quick scout confirmed what he thought, that he had no idea if they were even here or where they were, he sighed, draining his glass. Usually, he loved a party, but he was tired and vaguely fed up with the whole thing. So when the music shifted to some slow, romantic love song, he took it as his sign to abandon ship.

He began trekking back up towards the dorms, figuring he could at least hope for a half decent night’s sleep. But spotting a familiar figure up ahead of him, he frowned slightly, and broke into a slight jog to catch up with them.

“Cas!” He called as he caught up with them. “Good to know I’m not the only one done with this whole thing,” he joked. He took one look at them and frowned, folding his arms. “Alright, come on. Out with it. What’s up?” He asked. “And don’t bullshit me, I can see right through it.”

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Character Portrait: Theodore Luvgoode Character Portrait: Riley Hayfield Character Portrait: Amelia May Character Portrait: Erin Davenport Character Portrait: Cas Chambers Character Portrait: Eden Thomas
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The fresh night air wafted across the child of Apollo’s skin as they walked back to the dorms, not fully paying attention to the world around them. Absentmindedly even bumping into a few other students as their mind was...elsewhere. It was only when they heard something that took them a full moment to process that their attention was being called. Cas blinked for a solid moment, shaking their head as they turned to look at who had called for them, seeing that it was only Eden. Cas blinked once more as he spoke, slowly processing what was being said, as their mind was still partially somewhere else. “Oh, hey Eden!” Cas forced out with a small smile, a small chuckle escaping their lips at their friend’s words, “Yeah uh...Party kinda...Lost my attention, I guess. Figured I’d call it early. Ya know?” the Apollo child reassured, giving a small nod of their head for a moment. Taking a deep breath as they gave a small shrug. Cas’ brown eyes scanned over the male’s face for a moment, before they began to turn as if attempting to walk, but knew full well Eden wasn’t going to let them leave.

Cas sighed softly, combing their fingers through their colorful hair for a moment as they took a deep breath, trying to think of something that they could say to get him off their back. Cas wasn’t the type to normally try to bullshit things, nor were they exactly the kind to want to come across as an asshole. That just wasn’t who they were, and anyone that knew them, well, truly knew Cas, knew they weren’t out to be an ass. “Look, Eden. It’s really nothing, okay? You don’t have to-” but they were quickly cut off as Eden immediately went from asking what was up, to telling them to try not to bullshit him. Warning how there wasn’t even a point in trying. The Apollo kid sighed as their head dipped down as their shoulder slumped forwards with a shrug, digging into the ground with the tip of their shoe for a moment. All the actions of one large, none-verbal, ‘I don’t know’, but Cas knew he wouldn’t fall for it.

Cas immediately bit their lip, an overly drawn out exhale sounded as they threw their head back with a grown, “I hate when you do this shit, ya know that?” their tone was raised, their light accent appearing for just a moment and was easily gone the next. Eden raised an eyebrow and grinned slightly at the victory.“Ya know that girl, Nicole? The one I asked to the party? The uh...The Aphrodite chick?” Cas started, looking back down as they were ashamed to verbally admit the next part aloud, “The one that uh...I kinda had a thing for? Yeah well…” Cas combed their fingers through their hair once more, pulling it back a bit as they looked around nervously, fiddling with their hands for a moment, “Safe to say she...Kinda sorta didn’t...We didn’t really vibe like I thought we would, yeah? I put myself out there again, Eden and...It blew up in my face..” Castiella bit their lip again, “I was stupid and thought something...I don’t know, maybe something would actually come from this but...Apparently that’s not how how she looked at me. Apparently she’s kinda the uhm…’One and Done’ sorta deal, if you get me.” they said with raised eyebrows, hoping Eden got it. They didn’t want to have to say it outloud.

As soon as Cas mentioned Nicole, Eden had a vague idea of where this was going, and had to stop himself from grimacing. He sighed as Cas explained everything that had happened and that things hadn’t worked out between them. It was no wonder that they looked so deflated, that wasn’t the type of thing you particularly wanted to happen right before you went into a tournament in which you’d be risking your life.

“I’m sorry Cas, that really sucks. But listen, it’s her loss. Honestly, she doesn’t even know what she’s losing out on,” he said. “And besides, you could do way better anyway, just putting that out there. Wait till we emerge from the Agon victorious, everyone will be falling at our feet and begging for our favour,” he added. But studying Cas for another second or two, he knew words weren’t going to be quite enough, and so he held his arms out for a hug. “Come here, you dumbass.”

Cas simply just nodded their head at their friend’s words, giving a small shadow of a smirk at his comments. Truth be told, Cas didn’t believe any of it. They weren’t some big hot-shot on campus like some of the other students. Sure, Cas had a reputation on campus but, it wasn’t exactly always for the best reason(s). They just wish they had done a few things differently, yet here they were. Unable to change anything.

They looked at their friend and gave a simple shrug, “Oh yeah, cuz you know all those kids will just be so floored by our impressive skills. No doubt about it.” Cas grimly joked back. The more they thought about the Agon, and what exactly could transpire during it, caused that small pit they already had in their stomach, to only get bigger and bigger the more they thought about it. And Cas knew the more they focused on it, eventually it would just end up swallowing them up inside and they’d be lost to that eternally, dark pit of anxiety and dread. It was only when Eden opened his arms and demanded that they came in for a hug, that Cas was only able to nod and walk over to their friend, returning the hug. Cas found themself burying their face into his shoulder for a moment, allowing the hug to linger on for a little bit longer than either of them may have initially intended. But Cas knew Eden well enough at this point, that he’d stay there in the embrace for however long they may have needed it.

After a few short more moments, Cas finally released Eden from the embrace, taking a few steps back as they took a deep breath. A failed attempt at trying to compose themself a little while longer. Cas fidgeted with their hands for a moment before looking back at Eden, “Uhm..I think..I think I’m gonna call it a night, Eden. We...We got shit to do tomorrow and, I think it’d be best if we got as much sleep as possible, ya know?” they gestured with a nod, “That and, I need to stop by and get something for Lex. I doubt she had dinner again. You know how she is…” Cas said with a small smirk, before taking a few more steps back, “See you bright and early, Eden? Let’s kick some arse, aye?” they gave him a small smirk, and nod of their head before they began to turn and make their way back to the dormitory.

The hug lasted a while longer than expected, but Eden also knew that Cas wasn’t the type for prolonged hugs unless they really needed one. He held them for as long as they needed, then nodded sympathetically as they stepped away. Honestly, with the Agon looming, it seemed that most people needed a hug tonight anyway, even people who were having significantly easier evenings than Cas. He could read them as they tried and failed to compose themselves; so when Cas said they were going to head back to the dorms, he nodded again.

“Cool. I should probably head back and make sure nobody makes any ridiculously dumb decisions anyway,” he said. In reality, he wanted to head back to the dorms himself as well, but he got the impression that Cas wanted to walk back up to the school by themself, and he didn’t want to intrude. “Tell Lex that I say hi. And sleep well, we need those mad archery skills at their finest tomorrow, ya hear?” He instructed with a grin.

They formed a small smile as a small chuckle escaped their lips as they looked back at Eden once more, “Oh for sure, you keep them in line, Eden.” they gave him a playful wink before nodding, “Oh, always. We’re gonna smoke those Artemis kids. Have them running for their money.” Cas grinned, before shaking their head. “Well, I’ll let you get back to all that fun party stuff. Make sure to get at least some sleep. I'll be sure to tell Lex you say hi. See you tomorrow, Eden.” Cas said with a small, but genuine smile and finally turned back around and left for the dormitory.






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Theo stood by awkwardly as Riley and Amy conversed, being able to detect the ever looming awkwardness by the second. Theodore was never really one for socializing either, so he could understand where Riley was coming from at least. And then of course, there was the residential, social butterfly of a friend, Amy. He simply stood by and nodded as Riley excused herself for a few drinks, watching her dart off towards the bar and then disappear into the crowd. Theo looked back at Amy when she mentioned having hit a nerve with Riley, and simply nodded his head a bit. It made sense, for all they knew that tomorrow, could be the day that they all signed their lives away just for some sick competition. Yet here they were, trying to act as normal as any other day would have been, even though they all knew deep down that they were simply bullshitting themselves. Nothing about this was normal. They were a bunch of kids, some barely even out of High School, were willing to be killed for some damn game. It sent a shiver down his spine and a pit to form in his stomach as Amy continued to speak.

He gave her a small nod as the music changed from an upbeat, dance song, to a slow-dance. He couldn’t help but awkwardly shuffle on his feet as he looked down for a moment, before looking back up and tucking a few strands of hair behind his right ear. “Oh I bet that was the case...I don’t see Erin up on the stage anymore, and I doubt she’d ever play anything this...well..Not exactly in her style of music, I guess.” he stated calmly. While he wasn’t exactly the closest with the student in question, he knew her at least well enough to know her music taste, and this sure as hell wasn’t it. Theo looked back at Amy when she joked about all the ‘shock pairings’ that could potentially happen. He couldn’t help but chuckle and roll his eyes at the thought. Young adults, alcohol, hormones, all mixed with the potential ideal of ones life ending...Wasn’t too farfetch’d.

Theo shook his head as he wrapped one of his arms loosely around Amy’s shoulder, looking out at the crowd, “I mean, I’m pretty sure I saw like...A whole group of students walking back towards the dorms and...Well...People are definitely making mistakes tonight, that much is for sure.” he said rather mockingly.

Amy laughed at the mention of Erin. She’d only met the daughter of Dionysus a handful of times, but she got the impression that this very much wasn’t Erin’s style of music. She wasn’t alone in that. Even if Amy wasn’t opposed to the odd cheesy love song, it wasn’t the right type of music for a big, dumb party like this. Parties were supposed to have music you could dance to, music that could make you feel drunker than you already were. Slow, emotional love songs just made the realisation of what they were facing worse.

She smiled at the feeling of Theo’s arm around her shoulder, before laughing at his comment about people making mistakes. “How many teams do you think are gonna be made super awkward as a result?” She asked. “Because I will be shocked if nobody fucks up and sleeps with their teammate.” But watching all of the slowly moving couples across the dance floor left Amy with a feeling of longing. It was cheesy and honestly ridiculous considering the whole idea of the party was to let loose and have fun, but that didn’t mean Amy didn’t want the teen movie moment. She straightened up and stepped in front of Theo, holding out a hand.

“Well, when in Rome, right?” She asked. “Fair warning, I will probably step on your toes, I’ll almost definitely twist my ankle in these shoes, and I will definitely get the giggles. But that might just save a few people from making monumentally terrible decisions so it might be worth it. What do you say?” She asked. She played it town as being chill and more about having fun than anything, but her heart was pounding in her chest, unsure of what was going to happen next.

Theo chuckled at the question he was asked, pondering for a moment, “I honestly don’t know.” he started, rubbing his chin for a moment as he thought, “I feel like it’d be safe to say more than enough.” he shrugged. He chuckled once more at the mention if no one fucks up and makes things awkward for the teams. He already knew a few of the other teams had people either secretly hooking up, or were already together in some fashion. But someone would for sure have to make a major fuckup, he was just somewhat curious for who it’d be.

He was snapped out of his brief train of thought when he felt Amy escape the loose grasp he had on her shoulder and stepped in front of him, hand extended. Theo blinked in confusion for a moment as he tried to figure out what was going on, but it clicked when Amy cleared the air and was only asking him to dance. He felt himself fight back an awkward chuckle, thinking she was only joking, until he realized just how serious she was at the time. He gently took her hand in his and nodded as they slowly made their way to the dance-floor, “I’m no proper dancer so...I can’t judge too hard.” he joked. “Well, as long as you don’t mind us both making proper fools out of us tonight well...Who could a single dance hurt, really?” he questioned with a small smile. He could feel his heart beating rapidly in his chest as he placed on hand in Amy’s and the other around her waist, keeping them just a bit apart. Theodore wasn’t exactly the bold type, but he had his moments of being a gentleman and this was no exception. He always knew he had unspoken feelings for Amy, someone who was one of his closest and dearest friends, and the prospect of them possibly both dying, or one of them in the Agon that would follow from tomorrow on out, well...To say he was scared beyond belief for both of them, was an understatement.

Amy smiled encouragingly at Theo as they stepped out onto the dance floor and Theo rested his hand on her waist, ever the gentleman. It felt like her heart was in her throat, the distance between them at once too close and not close enough. The first few steps were slow and unsure, both of them still finding their feet. Amy knew that this was the closest thing she would get to a prom, and it was nothing like how she’d pictured it when she’d imagined her prom. Everyone was dressed all wrong, and the threat of death or injury certainly hadn’t been hanging over her in her imagination. But she was here with a person she liked and she was having fun, and at least the reality matched that much of the daydream.

And then she stumbled over her feet for the first time, and she began to laugh. From there, it was a disaster in progress. They both began fumbling over their feet and losing their footing, and Amy’s laughter was just making her coordination worse. It ended with her twisting her ankle and losing her balance, trying and failing miserably to catch herself. And then she sat on the ground, laughing enough to make her tear up slightly.

“Jesus Christ, and they want to let me loose with a sword tomorrow?” She remarked, looking at Theo and laughing. She could feel the dirty looks she was getting, but she didn’t care in the slightest. “It might be a good thing you’re not on my team, Theo dear.”

Theo couldn’t help but chuckle at the comment of letting her wield a sword, it truly was a good question if he was being honest with himself. Well, not really. Truth be told, he was genuinely impressed by Amy and her ability as a fighter. Sure, he himself had the potential to be a very combative person, being a child of Hades and everything that came with it, but he wasn’t a fighter. Not like the others. He preferred using his abilities to help the others in training or combat, he didn’t personally like being one to engage in combat. Just wasn’t his way, as well as his fear of some of his abilities. Theo shook his head as Amy spoke up again, breaking the momentary silence he felt as he thought. “I mean, there are far worse people to be teamed up with, so…” he shrugged a bit, looking to the side for a moment before looking back down at Amy, pausing for a moment before he spoke, “I know you are more than capable of taking care of yourself out there but...Please, promise to take care of yourself out there, yeah?” Theo questioned with raised eyebrows for a moment, “I just don’t want to lose anyone out there, preferably no one dying, truth be told..”

Theo’s remark about there being far less people to be paired with earned a grin out of her, but the request to take care of herself turned it into a smaller, more bashful smile. It was followed up with a comment about not wanting to lose anyone, and she just laughed.

“You’re not gonna lose me, Theo,” she said, somewhat seriously. “I’m far too stubborn for that,” she added with a grin. “Come on then, it’s not gentlemanly to leave a lady sitting on the floor, even if it is her own bloody fault that she got here,” she said, holding out both hands to him for a hand to pull her to her feet.

Theo couldn’t help but chuckle, as he in fact hadn’t yet helped Amy back to her feet in his drunken state. He reached down and gently helped Amy back up onto her own two legs, almost falling over in the process. Maybe he did have too much to drink, he thought to himself. Once he had found both of them back on stable ground, Theo let out a soft sigh as he nodded his head, “I know you’ll be fine. I just...Sorry. You’ll do fine.” he said with a tone of reassurance, nodding his head once more. “So, other than tripping over our own goddamn feet all night, what else do you want to do before tomorrow morning comes and we’re faced with endless dangers?” he said with a playful grin.

Amy got another fit of the giggles as Theo nearly fell too, and had to keep her own feet planted firmly on the ground. She just signed and grinned at him as he said she’d do fine. “You’ll do just fine too, Theo. Just gotta have a little faith.” She said softly. At the question of what she wanted to do next, she stopped to think for a second. “Well, I’ve got to say, slow dancing kinda sucks, so I’m okay with not trying that again. We should probably go find Riley and make sure she’s not sulking alone in some corner somewhere,” she said. Then she grinned at Theo, raising an eyebrow slightly. “Unless you still want me all to yourself,” she teased, raising an eyebrow slightly. Part of it was just that, teasing. Theo was especially adorable when he got flustered. But part of her also wondered. Wondered if she should take a chance given what faced them tomorrow. Wondered if it was worth potentially ruining everything for food.

Theo forced out a small smile at Amy’s comment, he was nervous but he'd try his best to play it off as well as he could anyway. The son of Hades let out a small, genuine chuckle as Amy commented on the fact that slow dancing sucked. “Yeah uh, you got a point there.” he nodded in agreement. As for finding their long lost friend, well, Gods knew where she was. If she hadn’t ditched them yet, it was only a certain amount of time until she did. Theo nodded, “Alright, let’s go find her and bring her back to have some fun before the night’s over. Or so help us, we’ll never let her live it down.” Theo chuckled, grabbing Amy’s hand with his own and the two went on a search for their friend, wherever the hell she had gotten herself holled away to.





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