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Caelan McManus

"Some call me Event Horizon. Fitting."

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a character in “The Academy For The Unusually Gifted”, as played by ZenMon

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General Information


Name: Caelan McManus

Sex: Male

Age: 18

Hair: White

Height: 6’

Weight: 187lbs

Personality: Highly arrogant, Caelan looks down upon any whose powers are inferior to his or Mihael’s. Naturally, because of their incredible strength, the two don’t have any real equals that they’ve met so far. However, unlike his brother, Caelan has a hair-trigger temper. He can keep relatively calm for most of the time, particularly when his brother is around to give him someone "worthy" to be around. He's very easily set off, and has difficulty restraining himself from crushing things around him in a heartbeat. Where as Mihael's the seductive one, Caelan is the brash hothead.

Likes:
Dogs, Red Meat, a decent fight, respectable powers and people, freedom to do whatever he wishes.

Dislikes:
Authority, Inferiority, Weakness, Preachy Hypocrites.



Abilities


Main Ability: Gravity Manipulation – Caelan can dramatically increase or decrease the gravitational pull in an area.

So begins...

Caelan McManus's Story

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Character Portrait: Rayne Fullhart Character Portrait: Mihael McManus Character Portrait: Caelan McManus

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"Oh goody... What have we here?"





Mihael McManus and his twin brother Caelan were brought to the Academy in a police car, wrists cuffed as they were led to the front door of the building. The only things they had were a bag each and a suitcase. Both of them seemed to be smirking to each other, as if this were all some sort of game or joke to be laughed at. Golden eyes watched as the officer that escorted them reached for his keys and undid their cuffs. "You boys are lucky that getting sent to this place is all you're getting. If it were up to me, you boys would be getting years behind bars."

Mihael would keep his smirk as he rubbed his wrists where the cuffs had once been. "Whatever you say, fuzz. It wasn't your call. You heard the jury." But he was right. For what these two had done, they really should be spending some time behind bars. Mihael watched as the officer undid his brother's cuffs and get back to his car. He seemed rather quick about it, too, like he was in a hurry to get away from those two boys. Mihael's hair flipped a bit as he turned around and picked up his suitcase and bag, making his way in the doors. "I'll see you when I see you, brother. We have different rooms." But before he left his brother, he'd give him a light punch to the shoulder. "Let's raise some hell." He waited for his brother's inevitable retaliation and comment before getting on his way to the dormitories. Settling in would be in his best interest for now.

Making his way through the halls, he eventually found his room. "One-eighteen A." He repeated what was marked on the paper to himself before opening the door. As he opened it, he noticed there was a girl on one of the two beds. Her eyes were closed and her ears were blocked by music. He took a double take to make sure that this was in fact a girl. Then he stepped back to check the room number, which matched up with what he was told was his room. "Co-ed. Dorming." He thought aloud, a large grin coming to his face. "Incredible. If only they gave me a cuter roommate... But I suppose it's a start." He walked in and closed the door, throwing his suitcase and bag next to the free bed, making it a point to do it as loudly as possible to alert his roommate. Keeping that ever-present smirk, the boy sat down on his bed and faced the girl.

When she would look up, she would notice a tall boy with tanned skin and messy white hair. His eyes were golden in color and seemed to shine like the precious metal the color reflected. For clothing, he had on a pair of jeans, faded to look dirty and brownish in color. His belt looked like a dusty orange sash with copper pieces all along it. For a shirt he wore a red long-sleeve shirt that seemed to end midway through his forearms. Above that was an open vest that did not look like it was ever designed to be closed. It looked silky and would certainly feel that way if touched. As far as accessories go, he had on a black string necklace that seemed to have some sort of golden broach as the decorative piece, and one silver ring with an insignia on it. "Well... What have we here? I'm to be bunking with a lovely lady, hm?" No time wasted. If there was one thing in this world that Mihael loved, it was girls. "I do hope that we'll get along real nicely. My name is Mihael McManus... Perhaps you've heard of me?" He and his brother were small-time criminals. He would not be surprised either way if she had or hadn't heard of him before. "Could I get the pleasure of such a lovely young lady's name?"

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Character Portrait: Rayne Fullhart Character Portrait: Marshall Stevens Character Portrait: Cindy Mayes Character Portrait: Michael G. Haddock Character Portrait: Mihael McManus Character Portrait: Caelan McManus Character Portrait: Desire Lavali

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Michael was lead through the front doors of the "School" with two of the three men that had brought him there carrying his ample suitcases. He let out a breath, softly as he looked around the entrance with great displeasure. Bland. The whole place was bland, hardly any decor and with little to show that people would be living there and learning. Michael did see a few others a dark haired girl was lead back to the rooms. Michael smiled warmly in her direction in hopes of at least establishing an aquaintance.

Restlessness took grip over Michael as the woman behind the desk went on about rules that Michael was sure not to follow. His honey gold eyes roamed anywhere but at her hoping to get a grasp on what the other students where to be like. His only experience at a school with others was at highschool. He assumed it would be similar the only major difference being they'd be dorm mates as well. Michael blushed slightly at the thought. Everyone knew the shenanigans that teens and young adults got into when not under strict supervision. He was reminded though of the reason they where all there as he brushed a small white downy feather from his sleeve. They all had powers there. His curiosity increased as he thought of the possibility of meeting others with very different and maybe even similar abilities as his own.

"Did you hear me, young man? Your room is 115A"

Michael blinked and nodded, then he leaned his elbow on the desk. "Am I going to have roomates? I don't do well with people who snore or have bad body odor. So.....if someone comes in and you think they might maybe have one of those..."

"The bedding arrangements are permanent, Mr. Haddock." The woman said, quite unimpressed.

Michael exhaled. "Right.....ooook. To Room 115A"

The two men looked at each other and put Michael's bags on the floor. "We've got other students to pick up."
With that they turned and walked back out the doors, one of them chuckling audibly and shaking his head.

"Great. Sure. Thanks....I DON'T BELIEVE YOU!" Michael called after them. He huffed, again and took up his backpack, putting it over his shoulders before gathering the two heavy suitcases in both slender arms. He grunted and trembled before heading down the hall muttering about the ridiculousness of it all.

It seemed the rooms where arranged like in a hotel with all the 100 rooms on the first floor of the dorm wing . Michael passed all the rooms that came before 115, struggling with his heavy bags as he went. "This better be good. So far this place seems little more than a glorified....prison..."

Michael stood before his room. He looked either way down the hall at the others just getting situated.

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Character Portrait: Mihael McManus Character Portrait: Caelan McManus

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The police car ground its way along the road to the Academy, the occasional bump jostling Caelan and his brother along the way. Mihael seemed to be enjoying himself, while Caelan sat slightly fuming. It was true that they were being released, but Caelan felt they'd misstepped when they were caught. He chuckled while reminiscing before snapping to the present situationRight. Academy. "Serving our Sentence". Yeah right. A few more miles of absolute nothing passed before they arrived at the Academy. The brothers, still handcuffed, awkwardly exited the patrol car and walked up the few steps before being released from their restraints. "You boys are lucky that getting sent to this place is all you're getting. If it were up to me, you boys would be getting years behind bars."

"And if it were up to ME officer, my brother and I wouldn't be in this dump. And, please, don't think there isn't a prison in the world that we couldn't escape. So, Officer..." Caelan looked at the man's nametag, "..Matherson, enjoy the rest of your day. Maybe I'll come by and pay you a visit when our time is up. To catch up."

Mihael rubbed at his slightly chafed wrists while Caelan remained still. The officer unceremoniously dropped their belongings at their feet before scurrying back to his car. The man's jaw was clenched tight in what Caelan could only assume was incredible amounts of nerves. He waved back at the retreating officer. "Don't forget to write! Take care now." He waved, sticking his tongue out at the retreating officer. The man's practically flew to his car and sped off. Caelan snorted derisively and retrieved his belongings. Mihael lightly punched his shoulder as he strode indoors, making Caelan smile briefly. ”Yeah. And, knowing us, we’ll do just that. Go work your seduction, brother. It's what you enjoy after all.” A wry grin appeared on his mouth.

A sheet prominently displayed on a nearby bulletin board listed the attending students and their respective rooms. ”115A. A room to myself, huh? I can work with that.”, he murmured to himself. Quickly making his way to his assigned room, Caelan set his belongings down before flopping on his bed. He shifted a few times, trying to make himself comfortable, before giving up and deciding to get a different perspective. Standing in the middle of the room, Caelan modified his own personal gravity and allowed himself to float mid-air, upside down. He closed his eyes and slowly began to unwind and plan an appropriate entrance for Mihael and himself. Something suitably grand, and a display of their power. Something… something…

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Character Portrait: Rayne Fullhart Character Portrait: Utrien Qualiente Character Portrait: Cindy Mayes Character Portrait: Jurou Kawaguchi Character Portrait: Tyson Jackson Character Portrait: Amelia Dunston Character Portrait: Mihael McManus Character Portrait: Caelan McManus Character Portrait: Desire Lavali

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She sat at her desk, black hair over her shoulders, a phone to her ear,
"Yes. The little bastards are all here. We have the gate locked, of course, and all security measures have been put into place."
She spoke to someone on the other line, brown eyes staring at the records of all the children currently on the phone.
"Yes sir. All have been documented, and more are due to arrive tomorrow and the next. Yes sir. Goodbye sir."
She hung up the phone and stood, walking out the door into the hallway, he pointy black heels making a loud Click...Click...Click...
She wore a black pencil skirt and a white blouse, with a dark blood-red vest. She glared as she walked down, she hated wretched snot-nosed little brats. Their whining and partying, their sneaking out and graffiti... Everything about them was absolutely disgusting. She walked into the cafeteria, glaring at every student that looked her way. She made it to the center, and stood there, observing everyone. Looking through the sea of faces.

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Character Portrait: Katherine Silverleaf Character Portrait: Caelan McManus

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Her effort to call shot gun was swiftly rejected and she was shoved between two brick walls in the back seat. The men might as well have been statues glued to the car because no matter how much she squirmed or the car jumped they wouldn't budge. After about five minutes of struggling she gave up, leaned back on the seat for the rest of the ride. They arrived several hours later to a place that looked more like a high security prison that a school for a bunch of kids. Then again, if the other kids at this school could do things even close to the ones she could, its understandable that people would be afraid.

"Alright. Were here. Get your things and get out." The words came from the man driving and the tone suggested it was an order not a choice. She grabbed her bag and jumped out of the car, her long red hair floating to the right with the hot breeze. She looked back at the man and asked him something that had been on her mind during the whole ride."Were you guys really going to shoot me back there? Just because I might have said no to going to school?"The man paused for a second, really thinking about her question and how to respond. He looked at her for a long moment then spoke with what almost looked like pity in his eyes." They were tranquilizer guns, we wouldn't have hurt a kid. Even one like you. You kept your word to behave on the way here so I I will help you out this once. The registration office is through that door....Take care of yourself in there. You could pass for a regular kid when your mouths closed."

She could have sworn he was being nice to her but brushed it off as her imagination, why would he look at her as if she were being sent to the slaughter house. She might be short and delicate looking but she was by no means weak. She watched the car drive off behind the building, probably some staff parking or who knows what. It no longer mattered, she had bigger problems like finding her room. She followed his instructions, tensing a little at the dimly lit room and odd atmosphere in the building but sighed in relief when she found the receptionist waiting.

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"Hey. Is, this were I find out where I'm supposed to be staying? I'm Katherine. Katherine Silverleaf."

The woman on the other side of the desk looked up with an almost annoyed face, apparently Kat had interrupted her deep concentration on fixing her nails. By the look on her face she didn't like having to great weird kids all day. Her eyes scanned Kat in a way that made her shiver, scanning everything about her like some foreign object. For a moment she felt self conscious about what she was wearing but shrugged it off. She was wearing black ankle high boots, thigh high red socks, a tight long sleeve white sweater dress that ended right in the middle of her thigh and her black jacket wrapped around her hips, her silver ring with a water drop shaped sapphire and the snowflake locket hanging around her neck. In her opinion she look normal but she knew that the contrast between her grey eyes and red hair did make people stare sometimes. The woman looked back down at the computer after hearing her name and typed something into it. A few moments later she looked up and spoke in a very teacher like manner.

"There is a sign that answers that question right over there, but seeing as that is too difficult for you I will tell you. The room you are assigned to will be 115A. You are to be in your rooms by 9:00PM, Breakfast is at 8:00Am Lunch 1:00PM and dinner 7:00PM. If you do not make it in time for the meals, you will not be provided anything else to eat until the next meal. Any misbehaving children will be sent to the headmaster, who does not take kindly to trouble makers. We will not accommodate anyone, no matter the inconvenience. Your schedules will be given to you in a week when classes start, after construction is finished. Until then the construction zone is strictly off limits, no exceptions. If there is nothing else, which I doubt there is, then please make your way over to your room, I am very busy."

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She went back to meticulously trying to get all her nails even as if Kat did't exist anymore. It was almost like she was back home again getting ignored seemed like a growing trend among people she met. She didn't bother saying thanks or asking which direction to go, somehow she doubted an answer would have come to any of those question even if she had asked. So she did the only thing she could, start walking. After a good five minutes, a couple of wrong turns and some hard thinking she managed to find room 115A. She walked in, expecting an empty room and first choice of the bed but instead she was met with a very unusual and unexpected scenario. There was a boy, floating in the middle of the room. She blinked twice, unsure if she was hallucinating. She didn't know what was a bigger shock, the fact that there was a guy floating in her room or the fact that there was a guy in the middle of her room in the first place. She walked very quietly towards him, arching an eyebrow in confusion, her small frame helping her boots to not make a sound; even so she felt oddly light. He looked very relaxed and if it weren't for the mischievous smirk on his lips then she would have questioned whether he was conscious or not. She decided there was only one way to find out if he was thinking about something or was just naturally creepy in his sleep. She tilted her head to the side slightly and spoke.

"So...I have two possible explanations for what I am looking at right now. Either you are a very high tech welcome party pinata or you are the person I will be stuck with while I'm here that the receptionist kindly forgot to mention in the middle of her self beauty therapy."

She was standing about a foot away from his face, arms crossed, her big grey eyes locked on his face and a few strands of her long red hair floating up towards the ceiling. Whether that was static or a side effect of however he was floating was unclear at the moment. As long as she didn't spontaneously start floating along with him in her short dress or crash into the ceiling then she would remain more curious about this situation than afraid.

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Character Portrait: Katherine Silverleaf Character Portrait: Caelan McManus

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"So...I have two possible explanations for what I am looking at right now. Either you are a very high tech welcome party pinata or you are the person I will be stuck with while I'm here that the receptionist kindly forgot to mention in the middle of her self beauty therapy."

Caelan's eyes slowly opened at the sound of another voice in the room. He found himself face to inverted face with a smaller girl with shockingly red hair and grey eyes. My roommate? Lucky day for me, then. Caelan righted himself before allowing gravity to take full control of his own body again, lightly landing on the floor without even the slightest noise. He stretched his neck before taking time to look the girl over. She was pretty, and rather ordinary looking. Then again, I suppose we all aren't we? I'm rather fortunate, Mihael would be all over her were he here right now. And that gets slightly trying. He smiled warmy, deciding to try Mihael's approach for once. Maybe. Subtlety was never his strongest point.

"It's the second option. Welcome to 'school'. I expect we'll get to know each other quite well over the next few... whenever... until they decide we're ready to go back out into the world. I'm Caelan McManus. My brother and I are here for... various pranks we've pulled in the past. But who're you? And what do you do?"

Caelan moved over to sit on one of the beds, watching the new girl with an expression of mild interest. If she had powers that could be useful to him or Mihael, she would make a powerful ally. Someone else to shake the foundations of the school with. Something he could easily do himself, but not yet. In time, it would all come tumbling down around the heads of the morons who decided building a place like this was worth the money and time. The McManus brothers would take their own vengeance of sorts. As much as Caelan wanted to level the complex as soon as they arrived, Mihael had managed to convince him that slowly decaying the structure from the inside out would be the more enjoyable option. Ordinarily not something Caelan enjoyed, but the promised fireworks when it all came crashing down were enough for him to stay his hand. While waiting for her to answer, Caelan decided he'd enjoy some fun slightly at her expense. Without breaking eye contact, Caelan surrounded her belongings with his power, causing them to float away from her and towards the ceiling, but quick enough for her to catch onto them. The field wouldn't be strong to lift her off, but it would prevent her belongings from bumping gently against the ceiling for a time. A little fun to break the ice, I think.

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"It's the second option. Welcome to 'school'. I expect we'll get to know each other quite well over the next few... whenever... until they decide we're ready to go back out into the world. I'm Caelan McManus. My brother and I are here for... various pranks we've pulled in the past. But who're you? And what do you do?"

The boy, or as he called himself Caelan, had opened his eyes and righted himself until his appearance agreed with the logic of gravity. His unusual yellow eyes never broke their connection with hers as he moved to sit on one of the beds in one swift movement. A warm smile had sprawled across his face as he spoke to her, making her cheeks attempt to match the red hue of her hair but fail miserably and only turn soft pink. She tried to ignore the fact that he was kind of attractive, for a guy. His welcome to the school comment made her think he really was a welcome pinata, minus the candy stuffed insides of course.


" Thanks, I think. Perhaps we will, seeing as I get to see your charming face every time I wake up or go to sleep. Brother? Does he do any unusual stuff like you do? Not that anything anyone here does is any less unusual than the rest but... Hmm anyway what kind of pranks would land you in that much trouble?. As for who I am..."

Her bag, necklace and jacket suddenly felt very light to the point they started floating up towards the ceiling as she spoke. She arched an eyebrow and broke eye contact, for the first time since walking into the room, to look at her things in the air. She felt both amused and slightly annoyed, the second being a very bad catalyst for loosing control of her powers. The air around them started getting a little to chilly for the time of day in a hot desert, to the point that you could see your breath in front of you. When she looked back down at him her eyes were a shocking icy blue that made a stunning contrast against her scarlet hair. She smirked then spoke with a mischievous tone and a dangerous look on in her eyes, like someone walking a thin line between hugging a cat and strangling it.


" Katherine. Katherine Silverleaf. You can call me Kat. As for what I can do? It varies depending on my mood and other variables but I can basically change the temperature of the moisture in the air. I can make it so hot it turns into steam or..."

She moved her index finger on her left hand towards him. In a matter of seconds the floor between them had crystallized into a thin glittering path of ice that snaked it's way to the bottom part of his bed. It moved up to just bellow his mattress in jagged sharp patterns that surrounded all the metal beneath him. Even though she was slightly annoyed at him teasing her she was having fun. She tensed slightly when she saw the edge of the mattress start freezing as well, getting closer and closer to him. She wasn't using enough power to loose control so soon, but there it was fighting to break free of her command. She hesitated a moment, unsure if she should speak her thoughts or just concentrate on not impaling him. Then she remembered her things floating above her. She closed her eyes again and took a deep breath, speaking in a matter of fact tone.


"...so cold it freezes. It's a fun power. Especially if someone gets me mad, scares me out of nowhere or I use large amounts of it at once since it can kind of get a mind of it's own. So unless you want me to "accidentally" turn you into a living ice cube in your sleep."

This time when she opened them they were a deep amber yellow. She moved her left hand in a fist in front of her then opened it horizontally as if dropping something towards the floor. Simultaneously the ice that was making it's way towards Caelan melted into a harmless puddle on the floor beneath his bed. So he thought. She wasn't done yet. This time her right hand turned side ways with a quick flick of her wrist, her palm laying horizontally towards the ceiling. She bent it forward as if reaching towards the puddles then quickly moved it back up into a fist. The puddles started boiling rapidly until a thin but constant flow of steam evaporated around him in scalding pillars. The pillars gave of the same effect that humidity did on top of the road on a very hot day, blurry patches of heat. After a few seconds the thin blurry patches adjusted leaving nothing but a particularly hot feeling in the room that also stabilized after another few seconds; leaving no trace of the events that took place. She blinked repeatedly until her eyes dissolved back into the strange grey they were naturally. That side of her power was a lot less stable, a lot more dangerous and could really hurt her and anyone close by if she lost control. So she tended to stay away from it but for small party tricks like this she could afford the tiny risk. That's why she was here right? To practice and learn how to control her powers. She looked at him with a smug expression, pleased that her brief display of her powers went as planned. She gave him the same warm friendly smile he had given her as she spoke the other half of her threat.


"Give me my stuff back roommate. If you do then I can see this as the beginning of a beautiful friendship. If not...Well. Let's not get into that shall we? Now, anymore questions or can we go get some food comrade?"

She went for the subtle threat to mask the fact she was embarrassed to actually ask him for her stuff after showing of her powers. There was no way she would admit the fact that even if she jumped she wouldn't reach the bag floating on top of her. At least not out loud. Curse her tiny body. Besides, she was going to seem as strong as possible in this piranha filled prison, there was no way that she was going to seem helpless in front of him or anyone. So she stood her ground and waited for his answer.

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Character Portrait: Mihael McManus Character Portrait: Caelan McManus Character Portrait: Desire Lavali

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"Alone in a bedroom with a pretty girl... If only I weren't such a gentleman."





Mihael had let her seek out her own room and promptly followed her inside. As any teenage boy might be in such a situation, his head shot straight to the gutters for a minute at the thought of being alone in a room with her. But he was a gentleman. Tame. He had the self-control to not say anything or act on any of those... thoughts. However pleasant his mind would make the images. He would jump onto the opposite bed of her like it was his own and lay there as she got to work. "I was being neither brave nor reckless there, doll. I just like to make things interesting. And I don't very much like being told what to do, especially by people like her who aren't even subtle about it. This place will be mine someday. Just you wait and watch." He didn't bother to care that he was sharing that with her. She had already given that she was with him. "My brother and I will, that is. To be honest, I'm not at my fullest without him there to back me up. That should give you an idea of what he's capable of." His grin was proud, happy to brag in his brother's place.

When she had asked about his brother, he would shrug. Being alone with a pretty girl to look at was his preferred thing to do, but she did have to meet Caelan at some point if she were to work with them on this coup d'etat. "Very well. I'm sure Caelan will be happy to meet you. But he's not quite as... pleasant as I can be, I suppose. So I apologize in advance for any comments he makes." He rolled off the bed, quickly springing onto his feet before getting to the door. Opening it for her, he would follow her out and look for the room his brother was staying in. As she said, it was right next door. Not bothering to be quet about it, he knocked five times on the door before calling out, "Hey, brother! Let me in. I've got a progress report. And a very valuable new friend." He would turn his head to Desire and smile with closed eyes. "Oh, and make sure that you're wearing pants! It's a lady."

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Character Portrait: Mihael McManus Character Portrait: Caelan McManus Character Portrait: Desire Lavali

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"Alone in a bedroom with a pretty girl... If only I weren't such a gentleman."





Mihael had let her seek out her own room and promptly followed her inside. As any teenage boy might be in such a situation, his head shot straight to the gutters for a minute at the thought of being alone in a room with her. But he was a gentleman. Tame. He had the self-control to not say anything or act on any of those... thoughts. However pleasant his mind would make the images. He would jump onto the opposite bed of her like it was his own and lay there as she got to work. "I was being neither brave nor reckless there, doll. I just like to make things interesting. And I don't very much like being told what to do, especially by people like her who aren't even subtle about it. This place will be mine someday. Just you wait and watch." He didn't bother to care that he was sharing that with her. She had already given that she was with him. "My brother and I will, that is. To be honest, I'm not at my fullest without him there to back me up. That should give you an idea of what he's capable of." His grin was proud, happy to brag in his brother's place.

When she had asked about his brother, he would shrug. Being alone with a pretty girl to look at was his preferred thing to do, but she did have to meet Caelan at some point if she were to work with them on this coup d'etat. "Very well. I'm sure Caelan will be happy to meet you. But he's not quite as... pleasant as I can be, I suppose. So I apologize in advance for any comments he makes." He rolled off the bed, quickly springing onto his feet before getting to the door. Opening it for her, he would follow her out and look for the room his brother was staying in. As she said, it was right next door. Not bothering to be quet about it, he knocked five times on the door before calling out, "Hey, brother! Let me in. I've got a progress report. And a very valuable new friend." He would turn his head to Desire and smile with closed eyes. "Oh, and make sure that you're wearing pants! It's a lady."

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Character Portrait: Mihael McManus Character Portrait: Caelan McManus Character Portrait: Desire Lavali Character Portrait: Vinnie 'Venom' Loveless

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Musical laughter radiated from the girl in the van, as she made eyes at the guard that was talking with her. "You are so funny!" She replied to him to what he must have said was a joke 'ugh stop talking to me...' she thought silently, not breaking her smile. Black curly hair fell over her face, as she glanced out the window at the dusty terrain.
This was going to be an interesting experience, she had never had a mission in the desert before. 'erase mission from your mind, you never know when there is a mind reader about...' she thought to herself, and put on the role of a scared, new student. They pulled up to the school, and she got out, the guard helping her with her bags, into the school where the lady waved her back into the headmasters office.

"Im here!" Vinnie said cheerfully knocking on the open door, and walking in disregarding the annoyed look on Agatha's face.
"Good, sit. I am expecting the first troublemaker here any minute. He is your first mission, if we cannot break him." she spoke as if she were speaking to an equal, which she was. Vinnie, or 'Venom' as she preferred to go by, was one of the governments top agents. She had yet to fail a mission. Venom nodded to her, and spoke.
"Can't be too hard, I don't think. I mean even the stupid guards you had sent to bring me here were hitting on me. I'm underage, don't they know?" She scoffed, disgusted by the men. Agatha looked at her, "Get out of my office, you have work to do." She said plainly. Venom got up and did so, cursing her in her mind as she walked away. She made her way to the dorms, and looked for her room.
"Now.. what room did they say I was in? 116A? 115A?" She mumbled to herself, "Ah yes, 116A" She said to herself, and went to unlock the door, her key didn't work. She tried again. Still didn't work, frustrated she kicked the door, and tried again. "Stupid door!" She yelled, and pouted. Why was it her door out of everyone's that didn't work? She tried it one last time, and decided to knock next door to see if they could figure out what she was doing wrong. It was already open, and there were two boys standing there, so she cleared her throat, and knocked on the wall by the door.

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Character Portrait: Utrien Qualiente Character Portrait: Caelan McManus Character Portrait: Vinnie 'Venom' Loveless

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"I cant seem to get into my room, would you mind helping me?" she asked, looking him over along with the other boy.
One had profuse tentacles coming out of his body, 'That's..disgusting.. yet very interesting...' she thought to herself, and then looked over the other boy. He seemed...familiar in a weird way. Where did she know him from? She gave up trying to figure it out, knowing it would come to her eventually. He was in the middle of cleaning, it looked like with a purple rag on his head, and a mop in hand.

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As marshall opened her door she smiled and jumped a bit with happiness, '"Thank you!" She said and then started to drag her overfull suitcase inside.
"You guys can come in if you want, I'm Venom, by the way," she huffed giving up on the bag and left it by her bathroom door. She blew her bangs out of her eyes in aggitation at the bag, but as she faced the two she smiled looking over both with golden eyes.

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The girl blushed. It made her more attractive, actually. He allowed himself a brief stare to take the sight in before snapping back to the situation at hand in an instant. I’m glad Mihael isn’t here. At least something nice comes my way, for once. Then again, I usually scare them off. Might as well enjoy this. He politely focused on her self-introduction, paying particular attention for her name and powers. She may prove useful in their plans for flipping the school.

"Thanks, I think. Perhaps we will, seeing as I get to see your charming face every time I wake up or go to sleep. Brother? Does he do any unusual stuff like you do? Not that anything anyone here does is any less unusual than the rest but... Hmm anyway what kind of pranks would land you in that much trouble? As for who I am… Katherine. Katherine Silverleaf. You can call me Kat. As for what I can do? It varies depending on my mood and other variables but I can basically change the temperature of the moisture in the air. I can make it so hot it turns into steam or..."

It was halfway through the conversation that Caelan noticed that the air began to grow rather cold around them. His breath slowly began to float in front of him, oddly enough. He remained calm, realizing that this would be her power manifesting. The chill air, rather welcome in the absurd Arizona heat, didn’t phase Caelan. While a neat party trick, he wasn’t truly convinced of the strength of the power quite yet. Making the room chilly wasn’t something he was looking for…

A sharp crackling noise drew Caelan’s attention as ice seemed to snap into existence on the floor between them, and his eyebrows rose as the ice began to creep up the bed and slowly freeze part of his mattress. As the ice grew closer to him, Caelan began to get slightly irritated. He looked back at Katherine, his eyes slightly narrowed. The beds shook slightly as Caelan’s powers began to run rampant. He tried, successfully for once, to calm himself and not crush anything within a good distance under its own weight. He couldn’t afford to lose control here, not without Mihael to stop him. Caelan looked back at Katherine, waiting to see if anything would change.

"...so cold it freezes. It's a fun power. Especially if someone gets me mad, scares me out of nowhere or I use large amounts of it at once since it can kind of get a mind of it's own. So unless you want me to "accidentally" turn you into a living ice cube in your sleep."

Her eyes. They’d turned deep golden amber. His mouth slackened slightly at the sight. It was unsettling, yet alluring. He hardly noticed the ice evaporating into water until some of the steam floated into his eyes and made him blink repeatedly. By the time his vision cleared and the room returned to normal, Katherine’s eyes had returned to the normal grey they once were.
Intriguing. Definitely something we may be able to use. I’ll see what Mihael thinks then I meet him again. He stood, clapping slightly.

"Give me my stuff back roommate. If you do then I can see this as the beginning of a beautiful friendship. If not...Well. Let's not get into that shall we? Now, anymore questions or can we go get some food comrade?"

”Fair’s fair. I’ll drop your stuff. After that, sure. Food sounds great. I’m looking forward to getting to know you more and more, Katherine. You’re quite the interesting girl. And quite the stunner, if you don’t mind me saying. I’m starting to look forward to this place, now.” Caelan laughed, stood, and quickly crossed the room to Katherine, looking down at her with a bit of a smile. As he crossed room, her belongings slowly returned to the ground at her feet. He smiled warmly again, once again glad that Mihael wasn’t here. ”So, shall we go now? I’m starting to get really hungry. I wonder what…”

Several knocks on the door interrupted Caelan. "Hey, brother! Let me in. I've got a progress report. And a very valuable new friend. Oh, and make sure that you're wearing pants! It's a lady." Caelan sighed. He moved closer to Katherine to whisper into her ear. ”We can talk more later. But, just a warning, my brother will most likely flirt with you. Shamelessly. Just a warning. And he’s just as powerful as me, but he controls something very… different… from me. You’ll see. I’d love to see more of your powers though. ” He broke away from Katherine and opened the door, standing to the side to admit Mihael and Desire. ”Yeah yeah, piss off. That only happened once, Mihael. You and I both know that. And, for once, a girl’s been here WITHOUT being dragged along by you. Now, what’ve you found about this place? Who’s your friend? She worth anything, or is she a tagalong of yours, now?

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"Jeez... Easy on the words, brother."





Mihael would enter without a word and would only speak once he and Desire were in the room and the door was closed. "As always, I come with valuable information. But before I impart any wisdom with you, let me just say that this is Desire. Call her Dess. And she is certainly worth a lot. I'll let her tell you about that at her will... But what's mostly important about her, besides the obvious," He pointed quickly with his eyes at her, "Is that she has a wonderful gift. And that she is willing to fight with me." And while they certainly weren't a couple, he didn't bother to try and flirt with Katherine. Just to keep impressions with Desire, really. That did not prohibit him from greeting her, however. "Good afternoon, m'lady. My brother is so rude, isn't he? He wouldn't even give me your name. If I could have the pleasure? My name is Mihael."

After she would give her name and whatever pleasantries would follow, Mihael would toss himself onto his brother's bed and pat beside him for Dess to sit. "I met the headmistress at lunch. By the way, food here's shit. Not quite prison food, but y'know. Close... Anyway, is she with us?" He shrugged and shook his head at his question. It didn't matter if she heard either way. "Anyway, the headmistress. She didn't even try to feign kindness. Completely rude, even after I called her beautiful. Can you believe that? But anyway... I get the feeling that this isn't just a school. Primary reason? Us. They have the students here brainwashed that this is a place for them to 'master their power' and grow as individuals and blah blah. But if that was the case... why are we here? Why wouldn't they just lock us up in some special prison? It isn't adding up to me, brother..." His eyes turned to Dess. "Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention. We got into the trouble with the law and ended up here. It was just a misunderstanding, I promise." Yeah. Their victim was misunderstanding the extent of their power, but that didn't need to be said.

"Anyway, I froze her in time and tried to rally the other students. They weren't having it. They're on her side, I think. Which means that someone might tell her about my little call to arms. She may target me... Which means she might get confused and go for you. I know you can handle yourself. And I can handle myself. But be on guard." He sighs and lays down on the bed, snuggling his face happily into his brother's pillow. "I'll be damned if these beds aren't comfortable, though... But yes. Yes. Save for you, Desire, and myself, I have not met anyone of adequate potential to join us. My roommate can control weather... sort of. She refuses to do anything neat with it, so she's a definite 'maybe.' I still need to scout more, but I suppose I'll need to be more discreet from now on." Yawning a little bit, he would rest his eyes and nuzzle his face a bit more into the pillow. "Status report complete."

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"Very well. I'm sure Caelan will be happy to meet you. But he's not quite as... pleasant as I can be, I suppose. So I apologize in advance for any comments he makes." Mihael said in response to Desire's question about visiting his brother.

She smiled, "I think I'll survive." Dess responded sarcastically, allowing Mihael to open the door for her and then stepping out of the room. Since Caelan's room was directly next door, it took only a few steps for them to arrive and Mihael wasted no time banging on the door and yelling for his brother.

"Hey, brother! Let me in. I've got a progress report. And a very valuable new friend." He would turn his head to Desire and smile with closed eyes and she couldn't help but laugh. "Oh, and make sure that you're wearing pants! It's a lady."

It didn't take long for Caelan to come to the door. She heard a hushed male voice on the other side, but couldn't quite make out the words before the door swung open to reveal an irritated version of Mihael. Desire didn't know what she had expected when Mihael said that he had a twin, but it definitely wasn't what stood before her; the two looked like mirror images of each other!

”Yeah yeah, piss off. That only happened once, Mihael. You and I both know that. And, for once, a girl’s been here WITHOUT being dragged along by you. Now, what’ve you found about this place? Who’s your friend? She worth anything, or is she a tagalong of yours, now?"

Desire raised an eyebrow at Caelan's conduct, a smirk replacing her earlier look of shock. "Oh you were right, Mihael, he really is a delight to be around." She followed Mihael into the room and gave a nod of hello to the other female in the room. She had been prepared to introduce herself, but Mihael took care of that for her and after the introductions were through with, she sad beside him on what she assumed was his brother's bed.

Desire closed her eyes and listened quietly as Mihael went over everything that happened in the lunch room. She wasn't entirely surprised when he mentioned the detail about him and his brother getting into a 'misunderstanding' with the law, so she didn't really react. Finally when he was finished talking, Dess opened her eyes again and laid them on first Katherine, the Caelan waiting to see what either of them might say.

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"Fair’s fair. I’ll drop your stuff. After that, sure. Food sounds great. I’m looking forward to getting to know you more and more, Katherine. You’re quite the interesting girl. And quite the stunner, if you don’t mind me saying. I’m starting to look forward to this place, now.”He walked over and looked down at her with another one of his charming smiles, her things falling slowly on the ground beside her as he moved. It was kind of intimidating how much taller he was, it made her feel strange having him so close almost like the air got thicker all of a sudden. ”So, shall we go now? I’m starting to get really hungry. I wonder what…” She was pretty sure she would have blushed again if he got any closer but several knocks on the door interrupted him. They were followed by a loud voice on the other side of the door and a comment that made her chuckle in response. "Hey, brother! Let me in. I've got a progress report. And a very valuable new friend. Oh, and make sure that you're wearing pants! It's a lady."

Caelan sighed and moved closer to Katherine to whisper into her ear, making her tense slightly but she did't move. ”We can talk more later. But, just a warning, my brother will most likely flirt with you. Shamelessly. Just a warning. And he’s just as powerful as me, but he controls something very… different… from me. You’ll see. I’d love to see more of your powers though. ” She swallowed at the subtle hit that the topic of her powers would be brought up again once they were along, was that going to be a good or a bad thing? She shrugged it off, picked her stuff up from the floor and moved towards her bed as Caelan opened the door with a snark remark of his own. ”Yeah yeah, piss off. That only happened once, Mihael. You and I both know that. And, for once, a girl’s been here WITHOUT being dragged along by you. Now, what’ve you found about this place? Who’s your friend? She worth anything, or is she a tag along of yours, now?Katherine looked at the people coming in with high curiosity, her grey eyes hovering over the girl curiously then stopping on the boy all together. It was like looking at Caelan part two. He had mentioned he had a brother but it had escaped his mind to mention the fact that it was a twin brother. They looked so alike that unless they spoke you really couldn't tell them apart. The girl had a similar reaction of surprise that quickly turned into amusement with a smirk on her lips. "Oh you were right, Mihael, he really is a delight to be around." She caught herself and blinked, looking back at her Caelan and the girl so she wouldn't be staring at his brother with a stunned face.

"As always, I come with valuable information. But before I impart any wisdom with you, let me just say that this is Desire. Call her Dess. And she is certainly worth a lot. I'll let her tell you about that at her will... But what's mostly important about her, besides the obvious....Is that she has a wonderful gift. And that she is willing to fight with me." Kat had now sat on he corner of her bed, crossing her legs carefully so that she wouldn't accidentally flash anyone. Caelan's brother was talking very highly of this girl, this made Kat very curious as to what she was capable of. After meeting Caelan and know what she could do herself it was anyone's guess. Her little thought process was interrupted when the conversation shifted to her. "Good afternoon, m'lady. My brother is so rude, isn't he? He wouldn't even give me your name. If I could have the pleasure? My name is Mihael." The image that Caelan had painted of Mihael being a shameless flirty somehow didn't match the person in front of her. Was she missing something or was this just an anomaly? "Katherine Silverleaf. You can call me Kat.

Mihael jumped onto his brother's bed and pat beside him for Dess to sit. The girl shortly followed and sat beside him, they would seemed strangely close for having just met if the conversation didn't have Kat's attention instead. Apparently they had missed a lot during introductions, including food that no longer seemed appealing. So the kinds of pranks that Caelan was talking about had landed them in trouble with the law, shed have to ask about those later on. Her steel grey eyes locked on Mihael as he described using his powers, Caelan wasn't joking when he said similar but different. She was kind of happy that they seemed to be friendly at the moment, she would hate to be on the bad end of either one of the twins, or the strange girl who was introduced as Desire or Dess. If she had a power strong enough for one of them to praise her then she had to be a threat. Towards the end of his speech he mentioned yet another interesting power, a girl that could control the weather. Somehow, their manner of speaking sounded like they were recruiting people for a rebellion. She didn't really understand the entirety of what was going on but a student uprising sounded like a hell of a good time.

"Well, I don't really get the whole picture seeing as this is the first time I hear of your future CoupD'etat in the making but...Sounds like it could be fun. I'm in. If you will have me of course." She looked at Caelan as she spoke, as if simultaneously saying "you are so giving me the juicy details of this later" and asking "Do I have to give him a demonstration too or can you vouch for me?". Then she looked straight at his brother, her playful smile seem like a friendly statement but her grey eyes showing she was very serious. If she was going to be rooming with crazy people then she might as well enjoy the ride. What's the worst that could happen?

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"Good afternoon, m'lady. My brother is so rude, isn't he? He wouldn't even give me your name. If I could have the pleasure? My name is Mihael."

Caelan stood back as Mihael barged his way in, like always, and flopped down on his bed. To be expected, really. Mihael was almost predictable in his nonchalance, but Caelan didn't mind. The more shocking development was Mihael's lack of flirting, which caused Caelan's eyebrows to rise in surprise for a few brief moments. Before he could make his own sharp retort, Desire spoke up for the briefest of moments. "Oh you were right, Mihael, he really is a delight to be around." Caelan gave her a brief glare before turning back to Mihael and listening to him recount the most recent developments at the school. The mention of the time lock made Caelan smile. Ahh, the charismatic revolution leader.Things never change, Mihael. The mention of the students siding with the headmistress didn't really bother Caelan. He knew they were more than a match for the rest of the students. Even if Desire was strong enough to warrant Mihael's respect, Caelan still knew nothing about her, but didn't need to. As his twin, Mihael's respect was enough. If she wasn't worthy, she wouldn't be here. Simple as that.

"Well, I don't really get the whole picture seeing as this is the first time I her of your future CoupD'etat in the making but...Sounds like it could be fun. I'm in." Katherine's sudden outburst was heartening to the cause, but Caelan wasn't sure if Mihael would be as impressed by her manipulation of the moisture in the air as he was. It had potential, but seemed temperamental. Especially if emotions could influence the power, he knew exactly what kind of problems emotions could play in situations involving people like himself and Mihael. Too many embarrassing and shameful memories of beatings flashed through Caelan's mind of the times where he'd lost his temper. Caelan shrugged it off and stood nearer to Kat's side of the room.

"Well, at least we've got a start somewhat. And yes, Mihael, Katherine is with us. Her power is interesting, and potentially very useful. She could provide a demonstration, which you'd probably enjoy, but I can briefly summarize. She controls the moisture in the air, freezing or boiling it whenever she wishes it. It's something we can probably utilize to bring down this shithole. Although..." Caelan couldn't help but chuckle slightly. "The fact that some of the students here think this place is here to help them is laughably pathetic at best. We're not here for help. This is a zoo. A place for people to gawp at us while they isolate us from society to "protect us". Air quotes helped him emphasize his point. It's a farce. But realistically, even the four of us should be enough to start something here. These people don't know what they're dealing with. Caelan smiled darkly, and cracked his knuckles loudly. "I'd love to see how high and mighty these morons get when they're crushed beneath the weight of their own bodies. So. What exactly does Des do? I assume she knows what you do. Did you mention what I can do?" A brief look over at Kat tied off his small monologue nicely. He favored her with a look that simply read Later. In time.

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Desire was somewhat surprised when the girl, Katherine, was the first to pipe up. "Well, I don't really get the whole picture seeing as this is the first time I her of your future CoupD'etat in the making but...Sounds like it could be fun. I'm in." She didn't look like the type who would be willing to get her hands dirty, just a small, pretty girl. Though, looking down at herself, she realized that she wasn't much different.

"Well, at least we've got a start somewhat. And yes, Mihael, Katherine is with us. Her power is interesting, and potentially very useful. She could provide a demonstration, which you'd probably enjoy, but I can briefly summarize. She controls the moisture in the air, freezing or boiling it whenever she wishes it. It's something we can probably utilize to bring down this shithole. Although..."

Dess looked up at Kat with an eyebrow raised; controlling the moisture in the air was an interesting power and she was curious to see it in action.

"The fact that some of the students here think this place is here to help them is laughably pathetic at best. We're not here for help. This is a zoo. A place for people to gawp at us while they isolate us from society to "protect us". But realistically, even the four of us should be enough to start something here. These people don't know what they're dealing with."

Desire couldn't help but smile as Caelan preached. He seemed to have as much confidence in himself as Mihael did and they both had a strong respect for each other.

Looking at Katherine, Dess realized another weapon the group had against the system. Both her and Kat were not what one would consider imposing. Two young girls, no taller than 5'5, who had no problem embracing their feminine side. No one would expect the threat that they posed. The thought brought a self-satisfied smile to Desire's lips.

"-I'd love to see how high and mighty these morons get when they're crushed beneath the weight of their own bodies. So. What exactly does Des do? I assume she knows what you do. Did you mention what I can do?"

"Dess can speak for herself." Desire finally cut in, tucking some strands of snow white hair behind her ear. "I can manipulate blood. If you need a demonstration I can provide one, but Mihael's seen what I can do." She sent a glance Mihael's way, then turned back to Caelan. "No, he hasn't mentioned your powers yet though from the way he talks about you I assume it's magnificent." She drew out the last word with a bit of sarcasm though she didn't doubt Caelan was as powerful as Mihael made it seem.

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"No, he hasn't mentioned your powers yet though from the way he talks about you I assume it's magnificent."

Caelan smiled again, this time the confident smile worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster villain. He confidently strode to the center of the room, between both beds and parties. Winking briefly at Mihael, Caelan crossed his arms rather theatrically. A brief thought, and he began to float towards the ceiling. A moment later, everything else in the room began to float with him, other than the beds currently occupied by Mihael, Desire, and Katherine. "If you couldn't guess, I control gravity. If you're affected by gravity at all, you're capable of being affected by my powers. Take this chair here, for example."

A metal chair floated away from its hovering position near a small rudimentary desk. As the chair floated to Caelan, the other objects in the room slowly settled back to their original position. "Not to terrible, right? I can make things float, right? Wrong. Caelan's eyes narrowed slightly as he briefly focused on the chair. The chair began to wobble, then groan, then shriek as the chair began to warp in on itself, slowly crushed by its own weight until it became a smooth metal plate on the ground. He picked it up and handed it to Des. "There. It goes rather well with Mihael. Makes for very fun... pranks. Like he said, it's why we're here. But it was absolutely worth it. Controlling blood sounds very interesting, I look forward to seeing it in action. Judging by Mihael's reaction, it's quite the show-stopper. I look forward to working with you to bring this place down.

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She saw Caelan moving closer to her side of the room before speaking in that casual manner of his that was quickly growing familiarly comforting. "Well, at least we've got a start somewhat. And yes, Mihael, Katherine is with us. Her power is interesting, and potentially very useful. She could provide a demonstration, which you'd probably enjoy, but I can briefly summarize. She controls the moisture in the air, freezing or boiling it whenever she wishes it. It's something we can probably utilize to bring down this shit hole. Although..." His small praise as to her having possible potential to the cause made her look up at him with a small surprised smirk. Since when did she care whether or not he approved of her? Strange. The use of the word interesting and the offer of a demonstration made her wonder if she should show them the third part of her power. For now she would keep it to herself, It was a work in progress after all and only worked half of the times she had tried. She was still discovering exactly what she could do with her abilities, so far she knew she could make ice if she made it cold enough and she could make steam if she did the opposite. She also knew she could manipulate the shape, speed and direction in which either of the two moved. She still lacked knowledge as to how far she could manipulate them if she tried it on a larger scale. Shed have to use Caelan as a practice dummy sometime with the added bonus of this cause being a perfect excuse to try something big. If it worked it would mean points in her favor and to them, if it didn't then no harm done right? None of them really had anything to loose in her childish attempts, well except for maybe the headmaster and her henchmen. Ignoring all that she at least controlled enough of her powers to seem like a potential threat; which to an extent she could be deadly. After all, she was brought here wasn't she? Caelan's chuckle diverted her attention back to him as he went on with his speech.

"The fact that some of the students here think this place is here to help them is laughably pathetic at best. We're not here for help. This is a zoo. A place for people to gawp at us while they isolate us from society to "protect us". His words made her lean back against the wall at the rear edge of her bed. Were they just being used as guinea pigs here? She knew it was too good to be true that they had designed a place to help them get better at their powers and protect them from people that would react violently to witnessing what they could do, but a small part of her kind of hung on to the possibility. Listening to Mihael and now Cealan talk about it made it look more and more like an impossibility. Even so, she was still going to get the most out of being here starting with these three. They clearly had a much tighter grasp on what they could do either from natural skill or the fact that they had probably been using their powers much longer than she had."It's a farce. But realistically, even the four of us should be enough to start something here. These people don't know what they're dealing with. The dark smile on his face sent a shiver up her spine, it was such a sudden change from his earlier warm smile that for a second she thought she had activated her powers accidentally. The sound of him cracking his knuckles confirmed that the effects had not been of her doing, just his overpowering aura. It was intimidating, the air around him, but something about his eerily sinister speech didn't let her pull her eyes away from him. "I'd love to see how high and mighty these morons get when they're crushed beneath the weight of their own bodies." That last sentence let the big picture of what she had gotten into sink in. This was no game. They were going all out on this plan and taking anything that stood against them down in the process. The air around her immediate surroundings chilled slightly, her eyes hinting at the icy blue that formed an almost ghostly contrast against her crimson hair and white skin. The image of her beautiful ice turning the same color as her hair by a bloody river dripping out from under the rubble of the collapsed school sent her into a dark place in her head, her smile dissolving into a serious expression of deep thought. It wasn't enough to affect the whole room but Caelan was close enough to feel the gradual shift in her eyes and the air.

"So. What exactly does Des do? I assume she knows what you do. Did you mention what I can do?" His barrage or question diverted the attention towards the guests in the room but not before he looked down at her. The look on his face said he would indulge her with the answers to her silent questions later on. This brightened her mood a little and made her settle just a little bit, her eyes staying mostly grey as she looked at the other side of the room. It was then that she noticed for the first time that Dess was looking at her curiously. Had she been staring long and if so then why? Kat blushed a very light pink and shifted in place uncomfortably. She wasn't used to people staring at her for reasons she didn't understand. She shifted her eyes back towards Mihael but quickly changed back to Dess as she spoke. "Dess can speak for herself." She cut into the conversation for the first time as if annoyed that the boys had been speaking for her. Kat took a moment to really look at her for the first time. Her snowy white hair was a real eye catcher and her eyes... She didn't look very threatening. "I can manipulate blood. If you need a demonstration I can provide one, but Mihael's seen what I can do." The reveal of her ability made Kat blink in surprise. She certainly didn't see that coming. Blood? How would that even work? Then again how did her own powers work? Still it was a shocking turn of events, one that she was very curious to see in action. The girl glanced at Mihael as if for confirmation then shifted her eyes towards Caelan before she spoke again. "No, he hasn't mentioned your powers yet though from the way he talks about you I assume it's magnificent." The last bit of that statement sounded almost sarcastic. Would that be taken as a taunt or a challenge against his power? Her question was quickly answered.

Caelan shot the room a very confident smile that again sent a chill up her spine but made her slightly excited for the show. She had seen his floating display before so it shouldn't really be surprising unless there was more to his power than he let on. He made his way to the center of the room between both of the beds and winked at his brother while dramatically crossing his arms like a magician would, which made Kat roll her eyes and give a small chuckle. It was an amusing display, he could put on a show shed give him that much credit. Almost instantly after her reaction he began to float towards the ceiling. A moment later, everything other than the beds and the people began to float with him. "If you couldn't guess, I control gravity. If you're affected by gravity at all, you're capable of being affected by my powers. Take this chair here, for example." It wasn't her first time seeing it but she was just as amused with the floating display of objects, it was interesting listening to the actual explanation of what he was doing. If you really thought about it it could be an annoying and bothersome power to deal with but it wasn't scary or seemed dangerous at all. A metal chair floated away from where it was while everything else went back to it's original place. "Not to terrible, right? I can make things float, right? Wrong. The statement came as if he had read her mind, her eyes hovered over his which suddenly concentrated on onto the chair like a hawk. Her eyes followed his gaze to the chair, she held her breath in anticipation at what he would do. The chair began to wobble, then groan, then shriek as it seemed to shrink in on itself, slowly crushed by its own weight until it became a smooth metal plate on the ground. Kat gave a small gasp, startled by what she had just seen. Floating wasn't threatening but being squashed by gravity certainly was. "There. It goes rather well with Mihael. Makes for very fun... pranks. Like he said, it's why we're here. But it was absolutely worth it." She stared as he moved to pick the plate up, seeing him with newly found respect."Controlling blood sounds very interesting, I look forward to seeing it in action. Judging by Mihael's reaction, it's quite the show-stopper. I look forward to working with you to bring this place down."His words seemed to echo her thoughts on the matter of Desires powers, she too was anxious to see them. She looked at Desire expectantly, wondering if she would show them or if Kat herself would be asked to give an example of what she did. For now, she waited to see what events unfolded.

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Caelan hadn't seemed to catch Desire's sarcasm, but was more than happy to take the chance to demonstrate his power. He strode to the center of the room and crossed his arms, more for the theatrical aspect than a necessity, then floated up into the air. It was a cute trick, but Desire didn't see how it merited the amount of praise that Mihael gave it and she didn't see what element of it would 'crush people beneath the weight of their own bodies' as he had put it earlier. However, he didn't appear to be finished quite yet, so Dess crossed her legs and folded her hands in her lap.

That was when the furniture began to float, all but the beds that the three were sitting on. She watched at things floated around her, a genuine smile gracing her features. No, not a bad trick at all. Still, it wasn't very threatening. As she thought this, everything began lowering back to their original places and Caelan spoke as though he read her mind, "Not too terrible, right? I can make things float, right? Wrong." Desire quirked an eyebrow and waited for him to elaborate.

Caelan did not disappoint. His eyes found a metal chair and he focused hard on it. Dess watched as the chair began to shake and groan in protest then shrieking, it began to crumple up and shrink like a tin can in a trash compressor. By the time Caelan was done, the chair had become nothing more than a smooth metal plate. It seemed she was wrong, Caelan's power was nothing to scoff at. He then picked up the disk and handed it to her. She gave him a smile, "I suppose Mihael wasn't lying when he told me how strong you are. I'm glad I'm not your enemy."

"Controlling blood sounds very interesting, I look forward to seeing it in action. Judging by Mihael's reaction, it's quite the show-stopper. I look forward to working with you to bring this place down."

Desire could tell that this wasn't the place for modesty where powers where concerned and she felt that after Caelan's show she needed to do something to show her worth. She sat the metal plate down on the bed beside her and sat so that she was facing both Katherine and Caelan, then held out her palms so that they could see her tattoos. "I'm not going to give you the whole spiel I gave Mihael, but basically these markings help me when I want to use my own blood."

As she spoke, Desire ran her right index finger over the iris on her left palm and then vice versa, allowing a steady stream to escape her hands and run down her arms. Her eyes turned blood red and her irises thinned to slits like those on her hands. She then clenched her hands into fists and the blood rand thicker. Suddenly, the stream began to flow upwards into her clenched fists and formed itself into the shapes of two daggers. Desire opened her hands and they floated where she left them. Her eyes turned over to the dresser nearby and, with a flick of her wrist, the daggers sailed through the air and embedded themselves into the wood before returning to a liquid state and floating back in through the markings on her palms.

Her eyes reverted to their original pink hue, and she gave a small smile. "I can also control people through the use of their own blood, but unless any of you want to volunteer I won't demonstrate it." Though she appeared confident on the outside, the amount she used her power in that one day was beginning to take its toll. Desire could feel the beginnings of a headache throbbing in the base of her skull but did her best to hide her weakness.

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Character Portrait: Katherine Silverleaf Character Portrait: Michael G. Haddock Character Portrait: Mihael McManus Character Portrait: Caelan McManus Character Portrait: Desire Lavali Character Portrait: Vinnie 'Venom' Loveless

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Vinnie began unpacking as everyone dispersed throughout the building, putting her belongings into the drawers. She also made her bed neater than was done before, and decided to go find out who else was at the school, she began by locking her door and looking at each door number. Which one should she go in? She stopped in front of 115A, and decided it was an okay place to start, and she knocked.

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Character Portrait: Katherine Silverleaf Character Portrait: Mihael McManus Character Portrait: Caelan McManus Character Portrait: Desire Lavali Character Portrait: Vinnie 'Venom' Loveless

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"How nice it is that everyone is getting along~"





Mihael had watched quietly as Caelen gave a demonstration of his powers, listened intently as Kat described her powers, and paid close attention to Desire as she demonstrated her gifts once more. With her pale skin and light hair, her ability to manipulate blood was almost like some form of artistic expression, the blood sharply contrasting the soft-looking appearance she kept. Needless to say, Mihael liked it. He liked it very much. "Well, it's nice to know that we've already got a nice motley crew going on here." He wasn't completely sold on Kat's powers being very useful to him... but if Caelan wanted to give her a shot, Mihael certainly was not about to say no. "Viva la resistance and all of that beautiful jazz."

He would grin at his companions before sitting up on the bed, only to transition onto his feet. "Now, I think I should lay low for a little while. Knowing my luck, Agatha will probably be looking for me or something. To be honest, I don't feel like looking at her. And that's saying something coming from me." He winked at his brother with a laugh only to be interrupted by a knock on the door. Completely contradicting what he had just said about laying low, he got to the door and opened it.

"Yo, can I... help... you...?" He was quite surprised at what he saw at the door. A girl. Just looking at her seemed to do something to him, something he couldn't explain. It was something beyond just seeing a pretty face. She seemed to possess an alien sort of beauty, one that was almost incomprehendable. He couldn't even begin describing it. He had lost his train of thought for a moment, and then somehow ended up completely ignoring the weird vibe he got from her. "Oh, please tell me I can help you."

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Vinnie smiled as the door opened, and saw a boy around her age. "Oh, please tell me I can help you." He said, at first he had a weird look on his face, almost awestruck, butit was gone almost as soon as it appeared, "Hi! I'm Vinnie, but I go by Venom, and was hoping to meet a few people, since I am not the best at making friends.." She frowned slightly. She blew her bangs out of her eyes, and looked up at him, with her golden eyes,
"I didn't mean to bother you," She continued, biting her lip, worried he wouldn't want to chat with her. Her plans wouldn't work if she couldn't make friends, of course. She glanced over his shoulder quickly and saw a red headed girl, and someone that looked like the boy who had answered, so he had a twin? 'Interesting..' She thought and noted it.

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"Venom? She trying to be a superhero already?"





"Venom, huh? Fitting. You're like some toxin in me already." Lines. Mihael was full of them and quick with them too. Looking at this girl seemed to pull a haze over his mind. He couldn't even remember the name of the girl he had been fawning over for the last few hours. He did not even realize that he was in the room with the other three anymore. Her golden eyes were similar in color to Mihael and his brother's. Not quite the same hue, but they seemed to shine even brighter. It was tantalizing, captivating, pulling him in with no breaks.

"Well, my little pretty, if you're looking for friends you have come to the right place. Look no further than Mihael McManus, at your service. I can be any and all friends you need." He stood in the doorframe as to not allow her to see into the room too much more than he already had. Because of that, she had only seen Kat and Caelan. Desire remained blocked by his tall figure. This was not intentional, but just circumstance. "And pretty girls are never a bother. I believe it fair to mention that you are a very pretty girl there, Venom."

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