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Xander Lockheart

LIBRA "I can be your best friend or your worst enemy, the choice is yours."

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a character in “The Zodi Academy Relaunch”, as played by zen_ink

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Name: Lysander 'Xander' Lockheart
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Orientation: Bisexual
Date of Birth: October 2
Zodiac Sign: Libra



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Appearance Description:

Xander is a boy of average height at 5'10 and weighs about 147lbs with a slim but muscular build. His natural hair color is dark brown but he dyes it black with blonde tips and is known to change his hair color and style a lot. Usually its spiked upwards but sometimes he wears it down, where his slanted bangs cover one side of his face. He's known for his model-good looks and gets a lot of compliments on how attractive he is, so he's perfectly aware of it. Sometimes he can come off a little cocky in this way, but once you get to know him, you'll realize he doesn't really care about stuff like that. He has stormy grey eyes which sometimes change to a faint light blue depending on the lighting. He always wears trendy and stylish clothes, some of it expensive, but his tastes vary. Xander is infamous for his two separate images, one which could be called extremely preppy and the other which is dark and somewhat "emo"; he changes between the two depending on his mood that day.


Power Description:

MAIN POWER - Judgment:
Xander's power is a little bit complex because it's not quite as obvious as the other zodiac powers and it can involve several different things depending on the situation. The power of Judgment means Xander can correct injustices or bring balance in unfair situations. His power typically only interacts with other powers, meaning his abilities are strongest against other magical beings, but they do have at least a small place in the mortal world. When dealing with other powers, he can bring power levels up or down, depending on whats needed for the situation. He can intervene in an unfair fight to level out both powers to make it more fair. He also has the power to completely nullify a single person's magic, stripping them of any ability(s) they have, although this is a very advanced technique. At even more advanced levels, he can completely remove the powers of several people at once. On the other hand, he can spread his focus of his abilities over a wide area, but this reduces the effectiveness, only dampening magical powers instead of disabling them. All uses of his Judgment ability require great concentration and discipline on Xander's part to maintain the effects. Using Judgment on smaller levels (in the case of dealing with mortal affairs) doesn't typically require that much effort and can sometimes even take effect instantaneously. Xander has yet to experience using this power in a proper sense, and he doesn't really even know he has it yet. Physical changes that occur when using Judgment or Nullification is that his eyes turn completely grey, and you can see a faint aura around him that seems to flicker back and forth from dark to light.

Secondary Power - Persuasion:
Xander's first secondary ability is one that he relies on pretty often actually, and it's the power of persuasion. This ability has two forms, the dormant form and the activated form. Dormant means he's not actually consciously activating the ability, but it still gifts him with a natural charisma and he tends to have better luck getting his way with people. When he activates the power, nothing physical or immediately obvious changes about him, although the person or persons being affected will notice a change in the energy and his "aura", if you could call it that. Those people he is attempting to persuade will feel a soft and pleasant sensation, feeling almost elated or sedated. Some people have even reported experiencing very attractive tastes or smells such as the smell of perfume or the aroma of their favorite food while the power is happening. Repercussions for using his persuasion in full-force involve severe exhaustion and sometimes confusion or delirium; usually he tries to suppress these effects until he's alone, and then he will rest for long periods of time.

Secondary Power - Spiritual Mastery:
Xander's other secondary ability is 'spiritual mastery'. This ability hasn't really been developed yet, but ever since Xander was a kid, he always had a really good understanding and awareness of the fact that there is much more to life than what meets the eye. As a child he used to daydream for hours on end about outer space, thinking about how we can't be the only planet with life in existence and how there must be much more to life than just working and making money. He never thought this really meant anything other than the fact that it set him apart from the other kids. Sometimes he would talk about really strange things like aliens or auras or spirits, and people would give him funny looks, so he learned to keep quiet about it. In present day, this has evolved into a very deep contentment with what Xander calls "universal truth", as he knows there is another side, a side where the spirits of those who have passed still live on, and that there are forces far greater than ourselves at work. When explored and further developed, this power will allow Xander to have access to higher knowledge and wisdom that will allow him to use spiritual magic.

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Personality Description:
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Likes:

-Flowers, any kind, but white roses are his favorite
-Getting his way
-White wine, any kind
-Chocolate (specifically dark)
-Debating
-Fancy clothes
-Expensive cars
-The colors white, pink, black, and light blue
-Sleeping in
-Video games
-COFFEE!


Dislikes:

-Fast food
-People with poor taste
-People with poor manners
-People who are needlessly stubborn
-People in general
-Traffic
-Working (the necessary evil)
-Arguments
-Emotional displays
-Sadness (he prefers to drown it out with coffee, wine, and chocolate)


Hobbies:

-Practicing for roles
-Socializing
-Drinking
-Throwing parties
-Writing (secretly)
-Video games (secretly)
-Cooking
-Exercising
-Modeling (yes, he considers it a hobby)


History/Background:

Born and raised on the outskirts of LA to Cameron and Kylie Lockheart, Lysander grew up living a rather privileged life. His father Cameron is a nationally renowned Lawyer and his mother is DCI to the LAPD, so their family has money. His parents worked all the time, which meant he was free to do pretty much whatever he wanted, although the lack of parental companionship did leave him with a bit of a void which he now seeks to fill via expensive clothes, good food, and 'pleasurable company'. He grew up in the suburbs outside LA, CA and was a bit of an outcast when he was a kid. He had always been set apart from the crowd for certain reasons, in particular his name; he goes by Xander now, and if you even think about calling him Lysander or Lyse he'll throw a fit. Another thing that set him apart was that, for much of his childhood years, he was far wiser than most others his age, and often asked questions about things most people would consider 'weird' like aliens and stuff. Eventually he learned how to not express his interest in those things, and by middle school he had become somewhat popular. By high school, despite his popularity, he found himself set apart again, this time due to his style. Xander always had a flair for dressing in a really trendy way, and he never felt a need to conform to stereotypes or cliques. His tendency to sometimes dress goth or emo, and then other days dress really preppy garnered a lot of unwanted attention. Despite standing out, he was actually well liked and retained much of his popularity until he graduated.

Part of the reason Xander was so popular was because of his attractive and easygoing personality. He never really kept very many 'close friends' but he knew almost everybody thanks to his knack for being able to settle disputes whenever they broke out. He didn't realize it at the time, but the first time he had ever activated his power was in junior year, when two of the star players of the school's football team got into a huge fight over something stupid. Almost the entire junior and senior class had gathered outside to watch it, but instead of playing bystander, Xander decided to step in. Most people thought he was crazy and expected him to get his ass beat, but were incredibly shocked when in fact he got in between the two jocks and somehow managed to 'magically' settle them and restore the peace. From that point on, he had the loyalty of both of them, who thanked Xander for saving their friendship (and a lot of bloodshed), and this caused other people to look up to him as well. Several other minor instances of this type of thing occurred throughout the majority of the rest of his high school and college career, but at that point it had become commonplace. Xander never actually cared about popularity, and it wasn't until about his 20's that he started abusing his charm.

After attending 2 years of college with a degree in advertising and marketing, Xander decided it was really boring and dropped out. His parents gave him a hard time about this but were too busy to stick around to scold him for longer than 5 minutes, so he never really took it seriously. Deciding he wanted to be a movie star, he used some of his parents money to move into the inner city and pursue auditions. Around this time, he started to become a bit conceited, playing on his good looks and charm and using it to get what he wants. His natural ability to persuade people allowed him to slip into the industry rather quickly and achieve some decent early success, something which most of his agents and mentors said was 'really rare' for a person of his experience in the show biz. Despite his success, he's still not where he wants to be and is still struggling to break into the movies. For the time being, he makes ends meet with the money he earns off modeling and plays, but his parents ultimately support him so he doesn't really try as hard as he probably should.


Personality:

Xander is for the most part a very easy going and reasonable guy. Attractive and charming, he sometimes relies on these superficial aspects of himself to get what he wants and to have an easy life. He's not the biggest fan of "work" and he detests arguments. He has a bit of a bad habit for pleasure-seeking. His parents used to pressure him into law enforcement or criminal justice, as they both work in that field, but he has no interest in it. Despite his lack of interest however, he does seem to inherit his parents' ability to stick up for the rules. Xander has an odd style of dress and sort of embodies two very opposing sets of personality traits, something that throws most people off at first, but once you get to know him you realize that's just who he is and that he has a tendency to switch between two different sides, the one side being sort of conceited and superficial, and the other side being the deeply understanding and spiritual side that he has. He hopes that his time at the academy will help him to escape the pressures of everyday 'mortal life' and help bring him back in tune with the spiritual side that has been within him since he was a kid. Although he can be a bit annoying and manipulative at times, he hopes to make some really solid and meaningful connections with the other zodiac kids, because he's never really had that before.

He can sometimes be confusing to deal with because of his two sides. He has a hard time finding balance between his aggressive and somewhat 'hateful' side and his really sensitive and peaceful side. To further emphasize his lack of balance, when he's not violently swinging between these two opposite attitudes, he sometimes becomes tragically idle and 'neutral'. You can never really tell when he's gonna dive headfirst into one exclusive side of an argument, or if he's just going to remain completely uninvolved, claiming that 'both sides make good points'. This unpredictability has been known to frustrate other people and make him somewhat difficult to deal with.

So begins...

Xander Lockheart's Story

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Xander awoke to the tragically displeasing noises of car horns just outside and attempted to dig his face out of the unfamiliar mess of bedsheets it was buried in. He brushed his hair out of his eyes and held his arm outstretched in attempts to block out the sun that was making every lethal attempt to blind him from the window just a few feet away. He sat up and looked around. "Where the hell..?" he thought to himself as he tried to get his bearings. His head was pounding, and the room smelled like sweat and old pizza. Realizing the unconscious body that was next to him, he made an effort to get out of bed slowly so as to not wake the person and delicately searched the ocean of sheets for his iPhone. He reached down and produced the phone from one of his pants pockets on the floor and looked at the time. "10:36 AM" it read. He groaned silently and got dressed before tiptoeing over to the other side of the bed to get a look at the stranger whom had the pleasure of his company the night before; it was one of his producers.

Making an attempt to recollect the evening before, Xander recalled taking Miles, one of the producers of the play he was currently working on, out to the bar. Miles wasn't the most attractive man, but the guy had connections, and Xander had his sights set on a more prominent role than just "Boy with Bucket". He could barely stand the smell anymore.. if there was one thing he hated, it was greasy food. He made careful effort not to make any noise as he slipped on his jeans and t shirt, then his jacket. He slipped into the bathroom and stole a can of hairspray and bottle of Listerine before silently leaving through the door. He spritzed and gargled as he made his way out of the apartment complex and adjusted his clothes to look at least somewhat presentable. The walk of shame wasn't Xander's preferred activity, but the apartment was dead this morning so its not like it mattered anyway. He made his way back to his place a good dozen or so blocks away.

As he walked in the door, he took a deep breath in and inhaled the delicious aroma of the bouquet of wilted white roses on the coffee table. "Ah, home sweet home." he smiled, a feeling of elation overcoming him as he threw down his bag and plopped himself on the couch. He was glad to be back at his own clean abode. Xander's apartment was always prim and spotless, and he always kept flowers - or at the very least, potpourri - around to make sure the place smelled delightful. He hated gross smells, it would instantly ruin his mood. He hadn't been home in a few days, however. He had been doing a lot of "work" recently (or so he calls it) trying to network his way into the role he had been wanting. It was exhausting. He didn't exactly expect others to pity him for it, but the way he looked at it, having to deal with people to get what you want was a job completely in itself.

He rested just a moment before deciding to make himself a cup of coffee. His head was still pounding, so he pulled a small travel-sized bottle of hair of the dog out of the fridge and mixed some into his coffee, along with two spoonfuls of sugar and just a drop of soy milk. He plucked the bouquet of wilted roses out of their vase and was careful not to drop any petals on the floor as he tossed them in the trash. "I'll have to get more of those this afternoon" he said to himself. He then walked over to the door, where a massive pile of several days' worth of bills and letters had been awaiting him next to the mail slot. He sorted through it all expertly. "Junk, junk, junk, I'll keep you, junk, junk, fancy red letter, junk. Wait a minute.." he paused and took a closer look at the red envelope he was holding. "What the heck are YOU?" the dainty little envelope had Xander's name elegantly written across the front in black ink, and a fancy old-style wax seal on the back. "Who even sends letters like this anymore? Must have cost a fortune.." He tore into it with complete disregard for the note's integrity and read. His mouth nearly dropped to the floor. "Wh-what...? Is this some kind of joke..!?" he immediately got angry and tossed the letter aside. "Who the heck could have sent this? Does somebody know..?"

He was of course referring to his 'powers'... the ones he had never told anybody about, and didn't think anybody had ever taken upon themselves to discover. "That's impossible," he thought. "nobody is THAT observant.. and besides, who would actually be deluded enough to believe I have magical powers? You can't just accuse somebody of having magical powers just because they know how to get their way. You know what? I'm insulted.. I deserve more credit than this asshole prankster is willing to give me." Finishing up his coffee and trashing the pile of junk letters, he hopped into the shower not even bothering to dispose of the fancy letter that now lay on the floor, although the message replayed through his brain the entire time. After he got dressed, he went to leave for the marketplace downtown but stopped to take another look at the letter. As he came more to his senses, he began to realize it couldn't be a prank.. that there had to be some level of legitimacy to this. A school in Japan for the "gifted"? What the actual hell? But still.. he couldn't shake this internal feeling.. it was a feeling he hadn't felt in a long time, since he was a kid. It was like destiny was calling him, like the universe was directly speaking to him and telling him what he needed to do. He could never silence that voice, when it called....

"Ughhh..... am I really doing this?" he thought to himself for a brief moment, as he entertained the idea of packing his bags and going. He looked over to his calendar on the wall... he looked at the multiple days ahead that were marked with black sharpie,

'Audition @ Wessley Theater, 2:30pm, Thursday'
'Audition @ Cobalt Theater, 11:00am, Friday'
'Sleep with director of 'Hairspray' to get Link'


he sighed again.

Next thing he knew, he was heading out the door with his bags over his shoulders. He turned to look at his apartment one last time... he didn't know how long he'd be gone, but he did know he'd miss it. His sanctuary. He nearly thought he'd shed a tear, before laughing and remembering he 'doesn't have feelings'. He locked the door behind him and walked up to the cab. The driver was sitting in the driver seat talking on the phone. "Uhh.. excuse me," he started, the driver seemingly uninterested or just deliberately ignoring him. can you help me with my bags?" Still nothing. He walked over to the driver side window and made eye contact with the driver. He smiled and the energy around him began to feel warm. "Pretty please?" his eyes sparkled and he grinned devilishly. The cab driver then stopped immediately with talking on the phone and got out of the cab, taking each of Xander's bags to the trunk and neatly loading them in. "How kind, thank you!" he remarked to the driver in a disgustingly polite voice, trying desperately to hold back from laughter. He hopped in the backseat and sent a text to his mom:

]-Going to Japan for a few weeks. Text you when I'm back. Love you!-[

Next stop, the airport!

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Stephen narrowed his eyes as he looked closer at Vanessa, almost seeming like he was going to lean in and try to kiss her but that wasn't his intent. "So what... Are you like super smart? And you just guess what people are thinking? Because nobody actually has powers right?" He frowned then, leaning back and looking down at his lap. He hoped nobody would ask him about why he mentioned powers, because if he told them why he was on the plane, they'd surely try to lock him up in a mental institution when it landed.

He decided not to worry about it as a fly landed on one of his knuckles. He looked up at Alice and smirked as she copied his introduction back at him, and then looked down at the fly as it tickled him. It flew away and his eyes followed it over Alice's head and back towards the rear of the plane. He lost sight of it right as his eyes passed over a boy sitting near the middle of the plane and giggling just a little, and Stephen blinked again before grinning and waving at him, wondering why he sat so far away from everyone. Then he saw the baby and he grinned wider, waving at it and making cooing sounds until he just froze upon seeing Vanessa's face from behind him. He furrowed his brow and looked between the two Vanessa faces and then just stared at the one that must have been Alice, a look of confusion on his face.

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Covering her mouth with the back of her hand as she yawned quietly, Vanessa looked around, then caught sight of Stephen waving and smiling to someone across from them. Glancing over she saw a man who seemed to be looking at the 'group' which had accumulated by her seat, and a baby. Smiling warmly, she waved to the baby too, and smiled again as she glanced to the man, nodding to him in acknowledgement before she was again dragged back to focus on Stephen and the others.

Stephen furrowed his brow, looking confused as she glanced back and forth between herself and Alice, the girl behind. Curious, Vanessa turned to look behind her seat once more and was greeted by her own face, except with different hair and clothing. Smirking softly, Vanessa sat back in her seat again and said as mockingly as she could, "It's kind of mean to copy someones face without letting them know first, y'know?" then smiling a little at her own mimic.

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Felicia Miller


The plane was almost empty except for a few people scattered throughout. Felicia took out her phone and made sure there wasn’t a flight attendant around to tell her to shut her phone off. She began furiously typing trying to get all of her thoughts down into one text message. The recipient of this text was her little brother, Adam. It had been sometime since she had seen him and he was on her mind as she sat there. Felicia was starting to have second thoughts about going she didn’t know when she would get to see her family again and it scared her. Instead of being only a few hours away she would be half the world away. She strengthened herself before any tears started to appear on her face. She looked down at the text she had written and read it to herself.

Hey little brother, I know we haven’t seen each other in so long…but I want you to know that I love you. Claire told me about that scholarship you got and I couldn’t be more proud of you. I’m sure mom would be proud as well. Sadly this isn’t just a text to check up on you and tell you how proud I am. I wanted you to know that I am going on trip and I’m not sure how long I will be gone. While I’m gone I want you to do your best, I might not be able to give you any sisterly advice while I am gone so just remember this. When in doubt do what I would do, just kidding don’t follow my example I don’t want you getting expelled or something. When things get bad remember that you have people who will support you no matter what. Plus you are stronger than you think and can do anything you set your mind to. Well I’m going to go before end the text before I ramble on even more. I love you little bro, take care of yourself.

She sent the message and started to tear up a little bit, but they were tears of joy. Felicia ran the back of her hand along her eyes wiping away the tears that were forming. As she did this she looked around to make sure no one was watching her. Ahead of her was the small group that seemed to be enjoying each other’s company. They seemed to be focused on their own group and she was sure they didn’t notice her.
However, two of them turned around to wave and smile at someone. This caused Felicia to grow curious so she poked her head into the aisle and saw they were waving to a man behind her in the middle area of the plane. He didn’t seem to be a part of their group so Felicia wondered why they looked at him. Felicia was curious about this man mostly because he was attractive, but he also seemed like the type that could hold a conversation.

Felicia grabbed her bag and switched to a seat that was two rows behind her original seat. She was sure no one would mind since the plane had so much open space. When Felicia got to her new seat she place down her bag and got comfortable. She then turned in the seat and said “ Psst, hey you with the spiky hair and attractive face.” Felicia was very straight forward, which was just the way she was and couldn't help it. Plus she was pretty sure this man was the type of guy that was attractive and knew it. She only waited a split second before continuing to talk to the man “I was wondering if you wouldn't mind a little company. I was bored and you seem like the opposite of boring.”

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Adriana Maud

Adriana sighed as the conversation went on without her. It was obvious they were going to keep on this train of conversation and she had no interest in revealing her big secrete….considering hers was more deadly than entertaining.

"Hey, it seems like you guys are really having fun. So... do you mind if I joined you? Oh, I forgot to introduce, the name's Krystian. Nice to meet you all." A new comer said as he took a seat near them.

“Hello, my name is Adriana, pleasure to meet you Krystian…” She said, being as polite as possible for her. She thought about falling into her sketch again but knew she had no real inspiration at the moment.

“Well…since I have nothing to contribute….you can take my place in this…slightly loonie conversation. I need a drink anyways…” She mumbled as she stood and stretched. She started walking towards the back hoping to catch sight of a flight attendant. She noticed a attractive boy with dark spikey hair and couldn’t help but give him a once over….and then she noticed the girl with dark wavy hair leaning over and talking to him. ‘Damn…too bad’ she thought with a self-depreciating smile. She only made it a few feet down the aisle before they hit slight turbulence, causing her to lose her footing. She tripped and landed ungracefully in a heap.

"I guess maybe I should hold off on getting a drink because apparently I cant walk sober..." she said trying to make light of the situation as she got to her feet and made her way to the bathroom. Once in there she sighed in relief. Maybe the flight was getting to her...and they had just taken off. She felt a little sick to her stomach at the thought of the long flight.

Adriana sighed as she caught her reflection in the mirror. Her scarlet hair was pulled back into a braid though a few wisps of hair had escaped. She was paler than usual and her chocolate brown eyes had dark rings. She hadn't been sleeping well since her mothers funeral a few weeks ago....because when she closed her eyes she saw the casket lowering into the ground....She sighed and splashed some water on her face.

"I guess both parents dying isnt good for the complexion...." she muttered as pain made her chest ache. Tears sprang to her eyes but she bit them back.

"Okay...no more self pitty..." she bit out to herself as she came out of the bathroom and sat back down in her seat.

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Xander continued amusing himself as he waited for this show to get on the road, carefully watching the group of kids entertaining each other making sure not to get caught. Just then, the one boy of the group looked over and waved at him while giving a big grin. This drew the attention of the other girl as well, and together they stopped paying attention to their own group and started scoping out their surroundings. She waved as well.

"Oh god, I was being too obvious..." he thought to himself, trying to hide his embarassment. He nonchalantly looked away, pretending to be innocent. "They're obviously not from the area.. nobody from LA is that friendly" he smiled to himself and again tried to hold back some self-inflicted giggles. "Man that's awkward. Still.. I can't believe how friendly they're being.. I'd never wave to a stranger like that. Maybe I'm just rude... ugh." now he felt bad. He wondered if he should acknowledge them back.... naaah. "What would be the point of that. They're just a bunch of strangers that I'm forced to be on a plane with."

Finally, takeoff he thought. He was more than ready to get this trip over with. To be honest at this point he wasn't even sure he was planning on staying. Maybe he'd just check the place out, see what its all about, and then get back to LA before anyone even noticed he was gone. "Ack.." he exclaimed as he was pulled back to reality by some unpleasant turbulence during ascension. He allowed his gaze to wander around the cabin to occupy his thoughts away from the possible anxiety he was experiencing. He really wasn't the biggest fan of flying, even though he knew a future in his career likely involved spending a lot of time on airplanes. He had never really done much long-distance traveling up till this point in his life. He had flown to New York once or twice for some auditions, but that was nothing compared to the 18 hour flight he had ahead of him to Japan.

One girl caught his eye; she was a couple rows up, also sitting alone. Even though he couldn't see her face, something about her caught his attention. Well, he had to admit, even from the back she was really pretty... but more than that, her energy seemed to resonate with him. She was looking down, presumably texting or playing a game on her phone or something. But she seemed sad, like she was holding back tears or something. He thought he heard her sniffling. He didn't know why, but he almost felt compelled to go up and talk to her. Just then she looked back at him. "Oh god" he looked away quickly. "here we go again. I must have been staring too hard.. she probably felt my eyes on the back of her head. Wh-what!? She's coming over here?!?" The girl got up and sat in the seat right in front of Xander before turning around and talking to him.

"Psst, hey you with the spiky hair and attractive face."

Xander made a pitiful effort to try and hide the massive smirk that came over his face. "The front's even better than the back!" he thought. But in all seriousness, he was quite impressed with how pretty she was. She had medium-long length dark brown hair, beautiful hazel eyes, and was obviously very fit.

“I was wondering if you wouldn't mind a little company. I was bored and you seem like the opposite of boring.”

"That's funny, I was actually thinking about coming over and saying hi. So you think my face is attractive, huh?" Xander gave the girl a mischievous grin.

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When she finally got an up close look at this guy Felicia couldn’t help but think he was more attractive than she had originally thought. He had the looks of a model. A toned body, and hair that looked like it was taken care of. All of these qualities were physically appealing to her, but she wondered if this man’s personality was appealing as well. Before the man spoke one of the girls from the group in the front came and fell in the aisle.

Felicia couldn’t help but think to herself Oh darling; I don’t think that is how you are supposed to fall for a man. A smile was creeping across Felicia’s face but quickly disappeared when Felecia asked “Are you alright?” The girl didn’t really respond and simply went off to the bathroom. So Felicia went back to her conversation with the good looking stranger.

“That’s funny I was actually thinking about coming over and saying hi. So you think my face is attractive, huh?”

Felicia chuckled a little and responded “Well I’m a little assertive wasn’t going to wait around for you to come see me.” After saying that she decided to be even more assertive. She got up and sat in the row with this man. She tried to justify to herself by saying she didnt want to have to turn around to talk. However, she really did it because she felt like she could be comfortable with this guy.

She looked the man over for a moment gave him a slight wink, then continued to talk “As for you being attractive. I think you are very pleasing to the eyes, you seem like you would be a model or dancer. You have a profession where people judge you based on your looks, right?” Felicia was fairly sure this man was a model or at least something close to it.

Before the man could respond to her question Felicia decided to add even more things to their discussion. “So why are you taking a trip to Japan? Oh I almost forgot to introduce myself I am Felicia ” She smiled toward and stared at him with her hazel eyes, she enjoyed having conversations with people especially when she found the person attractive. But she was wondering to herself if she was being off putting with the questions and excessive talking.

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As he and the hazel-eyed girl who was sitting in front of him engaged in conversation, the tattooed girl with the fiery red hair from the group up at the front of the plane traipsed on by, presumably headed to the bathroom or maybe to find a flight attendant, and ended up falling as a result of the wicked turbulence.

"I guess maybe I should hold off on getting a drink because apparently I cant walk sober..." she chimed in more to herself rather than addressing either Xander or the girl he was talking to. Xander respected her clear efforts of trying to make light of the situation.

"Girl I feel you, I need a drink myself, all the rocking back and forth's got me all kinds of anxious and shit." he quipped with a still expression. The hazel-eyed girl asked if she were alright.

She chuckled a little and responded to his comment, “Well I’m a little assertive wasn’t going to wait around for you to come see me.” She then got up and took a seat next to Xander, claiming it was 'cause she didn't want to have to turn around to talk', but Xander knew what she was trying to do. She just wanted to sit next to him, and that was fine with him.

He noticed she seemed to be eying him. She gave him a wink. He sighed internally. Although he certainly didn't mind getting attention from others - in fact it was something he was quite accustomed to - he had hoped that maybe the vibes he was getting off this girl would be accurate, and she'd prove to be a little less interested in just his "good looks", and hopefully a bit more interested in his personality. Nevertheless, he met her wink and raised her another one of his trademark wry-smiles.

“As for you being attractive. I think you are very pleasing to the eyes, you seem like you would be a model or dancer. You have a profession where people judge you based on your looks, right?”

The girl's words ringed throughout his head. 'people judge you based on your looks, right?' the comment hit close to home, and it replayed a couple times over in his head before he managed to snap himself out of it; meanwhile, she continued tossing out questions.

"Hah.... yeah. Interesting choice of words there." he replied, trying to remain casual despite the comment. "That's pretty perceptive of you to say; is it that obvious? Actually, I only do some modeling on the side.. I'm really an actor - well, aspiring actor. I'm still trying to break into the business. You might hear my name in some circles; people might tell you that I'm already on the map. I'm not famous by any means, though. ..so don't go asking me for my autograph." he gave a quick, dry laugh. "It's a pleasure, Felicia. Beautiful name... it means 'happy one', doesn't it? I'm Xander." he introduced himself with flawless execution, making sure to turn on the charm full-force, but reserving any use of his powers as he gently took her hand in his and lightly touched the backside of her palm with his lips. "As for why I'm going to Japan..? Well.. I could tell you, but I doubt you'd believe me even if I did. Let's just say its a 'vacation'." he responded to her questions as she smiled at him, piercing him with those gorgeous earth-colored eyes. He was actually very grateful for the conversation.. not only for the fact that it was taking his mind off the time, but also because he knew he could stand to use some new friends, or at the very least some acquaintances. You know, for someone in such a social field, Xander had a really bad habit of distancing himself from most people.

Plus, she was incredibly easy on the eyes, and Xander was a sucker for beautiful things.

"What about you, Felicia? Why are YOU going to Japan?" he asked with a slightly teasing tone of voice, his cheeky grin unconsciously finding its way to his face once more.

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Adriana tuned out the conversation around her and slipped slowly into unconsciousness...and as soon as she did the dreams started.

Fire, everything was on fire....the smoke choked her lungs and made her eyes water.

'Hello...?' Adriana's voice echoed into darkness and she felt fear rise in her throat. Her heart clawed at her chest. Her mind went blank with fear as fire licked up her leg. She screamed and ran. The ground below her started crumbling below her.

"Help!" She screamed and felt terror tear through her. There was no one there...no one there to help her...she was alone.

Suddenly someone appeared and grabbed her hand and the ground stopped crumbling. She looked up at the face of her savior and saw her mother....

"Mom...." she whispered and hugged her....and then her mother was disintegrating....falling apart as if rotting from the inside out.

"Mom...no...Mom!" She screamed as dust slid through her fingers. Tears rolled down her face and she fell to her knees, pain ripping through her chest.

"Whats the matter honey?" Her dads voice rang through the darkness.

"No! Don't come near me! I'm...I'm poisonous! Please....Please don't come near me...." She mumbled in
her sleep.

Adriana woke with a start and a small gasp as the wheels touched the ground. She was sweating and tears had made tracts down from her eyes. She wiped her face quickly and sighed.

"Please remain seated until the plane comes to a complete stop" A overly chipper female voice said over the intercom. Adriana stood as soon as the plane stopped and was the first one off the plane, despite the many protests of the other passengers and flight attendants.

"Gotta get out of here." She mumbled and all but ran through the airport. It only took her a moment to hail a taxi. The ride was fairly smooth. It gave her enough time to do a quick change of wardrobe (much to the drivers embarrassment) into a white sundress and fix her make up. When she arrived at her second location she spotted an older man, a Helicopter and a younger very attractive man.

"Well Hello there....Maybe this trip wont be all bad...." She said under hear breath with a grin.

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As the guy was responding to her questions she couldn’t help but give a slight smile. She was happy he wasn’t boring and actually seemed like he was enjoying the conversation. Felicia enjoyed making friends and she just had a feeling that this guy would be a good friend. It was clear to her that she struck a nerve by talking about him having a job where he was judged based on looks. He seemed like he was deep in thought about it, so she took a mental note of it.

"Hah.... yeah. Interesting choice of words there."

"That's pretty perceptive of you to say; is it that obvious? Actually, I only do some modeling on the side.. I'm really an actor - well, aspiring actor. I'm still trying to break into the business. You might hear my name in some circles; people might tell you that I'm already on the map. I'm not famous by any means, though. ..so don't go asking me for my autograph."

Felicia couldn’t help but say “Ha, I knew you were a model.” She gave him a smile and then replied to everything else he had said “It isn’t really obvious, but it is clear that you take care of your appearance like a model would. I hear it’s hard to get into the acting business, but I think you will make it. I’m sure you are a great actor would love to see you perform.” After saying that it made Felicia wonder if he had just been acting the entire time. She smiled lightly and said to herself "That would be an interesting plot twist." She shook away the thought assuring herself that he didn’t seem like the type of person who would do that type of thing.

“It’s a pleasure, Felicia. Beautiful name…it means ‘happy one’, doesn’t it? I’m Xander.”

As he kissed her hand and introduced himself Felicia felt like sensation of joy wash over her. She could do nothing but let out a giggle. When the sensation passed her focus was back on Xander. She sat there and thought for a moment, she had never heard the meaning of her name. To her the name Felicia was just her name and nothing else. She never thought about the meanings of names she simply took them for what they were. “I’ve never heard the meaning of my name; I’ve never thought it meant anything other than Felicia.” She chuckled a little hoping he didn’t think she was some kind of fool.

“As for why I’m going to Japan..? Well… I could tell you, but I doubt you’d believe me even if I did. Let’s just say it’s a “vacation.”

Felicia wondered what he meant by something she wouldn’t believe. Her reason for going was surely far more unbelievable. Going to Japan for a magical school for people with powers, yea that is totally believable and not crazy.

“What about you, Felicia? Why are YOU going to Japan?”

She couldn’t help but smile at his tone, he was quite the interesting person and she was happy to have met him. “Well I’m going to Japan for school. There is a school that specializes in my field of study. It’s supposed to be an island off the coast I hear it’s an amazing sight.” She felt like telling him she was going to school wouldn’t raise suspension it’s not like going to school was unusual at all. Plus she left out the details of the school that would make her seem crazy.

To Felicia the flight didn't seem to take long at all, she spent most her time talking to Xander and the day seemed to fly by. When the plane landed Felicia grabbed her bag and slung it over her shoulder. She looked toward Xander and gave him a smile. "It was fun talking with you hope we can do it again sometime." She exited the plane then went and claimed her luggage, she stood outside the airport for a while seeing if she could find a taxi. She eventually found one that no one had claimed, she walked up to the driver and asked for a ride. He nodded and after putting her suitcase and bags in the trunk she got inside. Felicia took the letter out of her pocket and said "I need to go to the coast." The driver nodded, so she assumed he knew what she meant.

It wasn't a long ride to the coast. She spent most of the ride looking at her phone, when the taxi stopped she looked up and saw the beautiful coast. She got out of the taxi and handed the driver some money hoping it was enough. He didn't say anything so she assumed it was enough money. She dragged her bags and suitcase out of the trunk of the car and put them on the ground beside her. She waved to the taxi driver who gave her his final nod and drove off. She said to hersef as she gathered her things "I better get walking dont want to miss the ride." It didn't take her long to find the helicopter the letter talked about. She got closer and saw some people standing near it. She recognized two of them because they were on the plane with her. The other however she had never seen before. She walked up to the group and simply said with wide smile "Hi"

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Having Felicia around to talk to on and off throughout the course of the flight made the 18 hours just fly by(pun intended). For that reason, Xander was grateful for the girl's company, but he was also grateful for getting to spend such an arduous journey with someone so 'aesthetically pleasing'. That girl had a mischievous (read: flirtatious) charm about her that Xander meshed with perfectly. "What a woman." he thought.

Xander nodded awake as one of the flight attendants, a beautiful young blonde girl, Xander guessed probably in her early-mid twenties, nudged him gently.

"Sir? Sir...?" she repeatedly as she gently rocked his shoulder.

"Oh, jeeze." he exclaimed as he groggily realized they had landed. "I'm so sorry, miss." he said apologetically as he sprung to his feet, retrieving his bag from the overhead compartment and swinging his backpack around his shoulder. "How long since we arrived..?"

"It's no problem at all! It happens more than you think." she giggled and smiled. Her smile was bright and warm; it made Xander unconsciously smile in return. "We arrived in Kyoto approximately 20 minutes ago. Myself and Brenda, the other flight attendant, took turns trying to wake you every couple minutes. I do apologize!"

"No no no, I'm the one who should be apologizing. I don't know what came over me, I was just exhausted. I'm incredibly sorry for keeping you folks. Have a good one!" he exclaimed as he darted off the plane.

As he maneuvered his way through the airport and searched for his luggage at the bag-check, Felicia's words from one of their conversations on the flight earlier rang through his head. "How many 'island schools' does Japan have, exactly..? Is it like a thing over here?" he wondered to himself. "Do you think she's going to the same place as us..? But wait, that would mean..."

"That would mean she's a superhero, too!"

"Would you hush up? We're not superheroes."

"Says you."

"Says US. That's a stupid way to think about it. Our powers don't mean anything like that. They're not even that great. Superheroes can like fly, and shoot bolts of lightning from their eyes... or something. What am I going to do? Persuade my enemies to sleep with me to death?"

"Hahaha... 'sleep with me to death'. I crack myself up..."

He moved himself out of the musings of his own internal dialogue, realizing his suitcase must have gone around the conveyer about 3 times in the time it took him to zone out, and zone back in. He lifted it off the belt and pulled it behind him as he was greeted by the balmy Kyoto air. "Whoa.... this is awesome." he thought to himself as he looked around, taking in the exotic surroundings. "What a cool place. I might have to do some exploring around here before I head back to L.A."

He hailed a cab and followed the instructions in the letter. "Gyojo coast, please." he called to the driver, not even mindful of the fact that the guy might not speak English. "Right away, sir!" the man called back in an eagerly polite tone. "Damn," Xander thought. "a cab driver addressing his passenger as 'sir'? I guess I'm not in Kansas anymore."

The cab ride only took about 15 or 20 minutes. The sun was sitting just over the horizon, sending vibrant swathes of orange and pink across the evening sky, teasing at any moment to plunge below the earth. He marveled at the sight, admiring the way the sun lingered just over the ocean, its blinding reflection off the dancing waves tickling his eyes as the strong sea-breeze blew back his hair. If there was one thing Xander could appreciate from living the past 2 years on the coast in L.A., it was a sunset over the waves. He gave his hair a quick brush-through with the hand that was free, attempting to push it back towards his forehead as he approached an idle helicopter in the distance. As he got closer, he immediately observed two very unusual things:

The first was that this was no ordinary helicopter. It was massive. It looked like it could fit an entire theater of people.

The second was that there was a very curious (and particularly creepy) old man standing rigidly just outside the helicopter's door.

Xander apprehensively approached the man. "Hi...." he started awkwardly, not really sure what to think. He didn't really know what to make of the current situation...
Despite the fact that the place he was in was no doubt beautiful, he couldn't help but realize in the back of his mind just how ridiculously farfetched the entire scene looked. He attempted to keep those thoughts in the back as he once again tried to address the unresponsive man. "Is uh... is this where I'm supposed to go? You're the flight to the Zodi Academy?"

Again, the man ceased to respond. He merely pointed at the door without saying a word. "Ok then.. *cough* rude *cough*" Xander said deliberately incoherent as he fake-coughed. He hopped into the helicopter. It was a lot roomier than he expected, and actually really nice inside. An impressed "Whoa.." unintentionally escaped his lips. He looked around and saw a group of really interesting looking people before realizing the awkward impression he must have just made of himself.

"Uhhh... hi." he stated, again somewhat awkwardly. He looked around, quickly scanning their faces while also looking for an advantageous seat, AKA one where he wouldn't have to be super close to anybody. Sadly, despite the size of this helicopter, it was relatively compact and there was almost no place to sit that wouldn't put him right next to someone else. "Bleh." he wretched internally at the fact. "Waaaait a minute...." his eye caught a familiar face; it was Felicia.

"Felicia..?" he asked, thanking the heavens for the relief of being given one person on this flight that he was at least somewhat acquainted with, immediately popping a squat right next to her as a result. "What the heck are the odds?" he grinned devilishly at her. It then occurred to him that the others must have been waiting here for quite some time, as everybody looked fairly settled in, and there was some amount of conversation carrying on between them.

Xander didn't want to pull any unwanted attention, but he knew it was inevitable. He knew that he had one of those faces that just stood out, the kind that people wanted to address and talk to. It had been happening to him his whole life. "Curse my good looks.." he thought mockingly to himself. He suppressed a self-inflicted smile that was attempting to fight its way to his face. He looked around and observed each of the passengers. "These are some really interesting folks" he thought to himself, noting in particular one girl with long grey hair and curiously purple eyes. "Nice contacts." he commented on her internally.

There were also two notably tall Asian boys, one with light hair and one with dark. They seemed like opposites; the one with the darker hair looking out the window, seemingly trying to avoid any interaction, and the lighter haired one striking up conversation with just about everybody.

Then he noted another girl, this one also familiar. It was the girl with the fiery-red hair from the airplane, the one who stumbled nearly into Xander's lap. "I'll bet she's probably tanked right now. I'm jealous.." he thought.

Next to her was a tall and super fit guy who Xander immediately noticed was just blindingly attractive. "Holy..." he thought to himself in amazement, trying to keep his jaw from dropping. "That. I'll have that. Wrap it up to go, please." he mused internally. He didn't attempt to hide the fact that he was eying the guy up and down, observing every inch of his body, pausing for several seconds on his biceps in particular. "Unf.." he had to restrain from biting his lip. The guy appeared to be of some kind of Hispanic or Latin descent; he just had that look.

Xander sat patiently waiting for takeoff, attempting to keep his mind occupied away from staring down Mr. Eyecandy. He also tried desperately to avoid making eye contact with the light-haired Asian boy... He didn't know why, but for some reason Xander got a really strange energy off him, the nature of which he couldn't even comprehend at this moment in time.

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Krys just sat there, keep on smiling and tried to strike the conversations up in the group. "I hope that they don't see this as a nuisance...", he thought. Well, that is the least he could do so that he couldn't get bored, or worse... Krys sometimes do things that he shouldn't when he get impatient and he don't want to make a bad impression.

While he's still conversing with everyone, the appearance of a new-comer suddenly leaves him speechless. That guy sat on a seat next to Felicia, which means he is sitting on the OPPOSITE with Krys. The moment that guy stepped into the copter, an irresistable charisma started to spread out made Krys had to stopped and secretly looked at every movements from the guy. "Oh... my... words..." is what Krys could possibly thought right now.

As the guy sat down and started to look around, Krys began to described everything about his appearance inside his head. That guy was slim, but still has muscular trait like Krys. He has spiky hair with a slanted bang which covers one side of his face. He also had exquisite light-blue eyes under the sunset light. But to sum up, that guy was totally attractive, like a well-craving statuette, even though it seemed that he was way shorter Krys. "From the trendy clothes he was wearing, he must be a model or something...", Krys thought. For some unknown reasons, the guy seemed to avoid looking at Krys, but sometimes he did take a quick glance at him. Suddenly, Krys' face suddenly got really red, "Why is it so hot in here...", Krys thought while still secretly looking at the guy opposite of him. He has never felt that way before, but it seems that Krys was totally into that guy right now. Maybe he wasn't the hottest guy around here, but he has attracted Krys a lot more than Luke and Seryn did. "Luckily I have learnt to control my power, or else I could really set this helicopter on fire right now", he thought. Judging from the guy's appearance and his soft feminine charisma that Krys could felt, he could almost certain that this guy wasn't so straight.

Krys realized that the guy was on the same plane with him, but he only get a chance to see the spiky hair. Krys then took a deep breath and then smiled brightly towards the guy, "H..Hi, my name is Krystian, but you can call me Krys. I saw you on the plane earlier but I didn't have a chance to speak with you. Nice to meet you", Krys said softly and extended his hand towards the guy. He hoped that everyone, especially that guy, didn't notice that he was blushing.

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As the sun rose on a new day Ryan found himself a bit sluggish out of bed. He peered at the mysterious folded letter and ticket that lay on his desk. "I wonder who's messing with me. No one knows about my powers and I've made a point to keep it that way." At that moment there was a knock on Ryan's door. "Letter for Ryan Joseph King"

Opening the door hesitantly as he was shirtless and still in his pajamas the 20 year old Australian male answered the women by simply saying "Yes?". The the Mail-women didn't seemed fazed by his nudity and acted as if nothing was wrong with it, "Sign here please" She held out a small touchscreen device and with a quick swipe of the stylus Ryan signed for the letter. "You have a good day sir." and without further adieu the women left only peering back ever so slightly at Ryan's pajamas, but more accurately his morning-wood. Looking down and noticing for himself Ryan stepped back inside and closed to door swiftly from embarrassment. He had nothing to be ashamed off but still he felt inappropriate. "Who's this from?" he asked himself as he opened the the packaging only to find a picture of a temple with writing on the back which read...


"Dear Pisces, the last of the 12 and most skeptical it seems. You have missed your flight to japan with the other 11 students but all is not lost, you have a gift that eliminates the need for such means of transportation. Focus on this picture and search your mind for this place. Do not consult maps or people for this place because they will not aid you, only with your mind can you arrive now.
Good Luck- The Elder"


"What is this bullshit? who's fucking with me?" after studying the picture for a minute Ryan threw the picture in the garbage in a fury and went into his bathroom for a relaxing morning shower. While in the shower Ryan thought about the words written on the back of the picture and focused his thoughts on where the temple in the picture could be. "Well obviously the temples of asian influence... and the tickets were for Japan..." Just like that Ryan's mind developed a clear birds eye image of the island of Japan although physically he was still showering in his dorm room. Suddenly the water around Ryan began to glow and swirl around him with Astral energy. Now focusing harder he began to pinpoint his search for the temple in his mind scanning over the main land finding places such as Kyoto and Tokyo, but as he began his search through the smaller islands the main water line in his bathroom burst and ruined his concentration. "Shit shit shit shit!" Ryan exclaimed as he tried his hardest turn the water supply off and prevent even more flooding.

Once the bathroom crises had been taken care of the now clean and slightly stressed out Ryan searched through his closet to find a pair of clean dark jeans and a clean v neck t-shirt to get him through the day. After exiting the room in hurry Ryan quickly remembered he'd left his keys and jacket so he turned back around grabbed the two items and locked up.



LATER THAT DAY




It was about quarter till noon when Ryan realized he was late for swimming practice which started promptly at 12:00PM sharp all the way across campus. "Crap coach is gonna kill me!" Ryan screamed as he began weaving through the sea of people that stood in his way. "Watch it jackass!" yelled one of the students Ryan accidentally bumped into. "Do that again and ill kick you're ass!" Screamed another angry victim of Ryan's rush. No matter how well of a swimmer he was, on land he could be quite the klutz when in a hurry. With only seconds to spare Ryan burst through the door yelling. "Im here!....Im here coach." Klaus, Ryan's coached yelled back in reply "Your not here until you're in the water swimming laps, you hear me!... and you got about 20 seconds."
"Yes sir" replied Ryan as he ran for the locker room removing what articles of clothing he could. swiftly spinning the dial on his combination locker, he opened the door and removed his swimming speedo before quickly putting it on and running out to the pool area. "You're late Ryan. "But I was just...." "I don't wanna hear your excuses, get in secondary pool and give me 10 laps." "Oh come on, if it were anyone else you'd let them slide or at least only give them 5 laps at most!" "Oh boo whoo, now hop to it! "This is bullshit." Muttered Ryan under his breath as he slowly made his way to the secondary pool, which was famously known for being a good 3 degrees colder.

As Ryan backstroked his way down the lanes he couldn't help but think about his experience earlier in the shower, he still had a clear mental image of the temple and even though he'd never been to japan he was still able to get a clear image of the island as if he were hovering thousands of miles in the air looking down upon it. "I still never found that temple" he thought to him self as he completed a flip turn and started his second lap. "I wonder..." and before Ryan could finish his thought he stopped stroking and closed his eyes allowing himself to float in the water and concentrate back on the temple. Ryan's mind began to search throughout the islands off the main land of Japan when almost like a train coming to sudden halt the image of a particular island filled his minds eye. "Is this the place?" he thought to himself as his body floated motionless in the pool of now glowing water. Ryan continued to search the island with his mind when finally he caught sight of the Temple and its adjacent landing pad. Also with his minds eye it appeared as if 11 young adults were entering a helicopter and preparing for take off with their belongings off the closest coast of Japan, 6 girls and 5 boys. It was like watching through a window for Ryan, he could see the Island clear as day, but he knew he was still in a pool in Australia. "I guess I'd be the sixth guy if I was there... it sure looks nice...the water looks clear and warm... better than this freezing pool..... I wish I was there...."

Suddenly the glowing water around Ryan's body began to swirl into a whirlpool and began dragging him down to the depths of the pool. He opened his eyes and reached for the surface but it was too late the water had taken him and he just seemed to go deeper and deeper "Whats happening to me." he thought to himself as he continued to sink way past what should've been the bottom of the pool. Then almost like a beacon of hope Ryan could see a light opening up underneath him, it was warm and felt almost like sunlight as the current around him continued to push him toward it. "Am I dying? is this it for me?" Unable to tell what was up, down, left, or right any mores Ryan contemplated his death, when all of a sudden a column of water clearly visible from the take off pad pushed him up 10 feet into the air and out of the ocean an a few miles off the coast of the island. "OHHHH SHIIIIIIT" Screamed Ryan as he plummeted back toward the water, his voice caring over onto the main land. With a loud splash Ryan's body made contact with the water and after overcoming the pain of his 10 foot back flop he made his way toward the beach and more precisely the Temple.

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As Felicia sat there feeling a little awkward after walking up to the group. She didn’t know what to make of everyone none of them seemed like bad people. While she was trying to look everyone over a tall slender Asian boy with blonde hair managed to grab her attention.

"Hi. I saw you earlier on that plane but I didn't have a chance to talk with you. I'm Krys. Nice to meet ya."

Felicia gave him a smile and shook his hand “I remember seeing you on the plane with that small group of people. I’m Felicia; it’s a pleasure to meet you Krys.” She continued to scan over the group and her eyes fell upon the fiery red head. She had seen the girl during the flight her fall in the middle of the aisle was not something Felicia would easily forget. Her focus then shifted over to another talk slender Asian but this boy had black hair. She only looked at him for a moment just enough time to realize that he didn’t seem like he wanted to talk. Next was a silver haired girl with purple eyes, Felicia gave her a friendly smile and then moved her attention to the final person who was tall handsome guy. Felicia had to stop herself from staring to long, she turned her gaze away trying to find something else to distract her.

There were conversations going on around her, but nothing that drew Felicia’s attention until she heard a male voice say

"So what's all of yours power's, like come on I'm pretty sure we all know we are here for the same reason"

Felicia simply smiled and faced the direction the question came from once again finding her eyes on the handsome tall guy. “You seem like a nice person so I guess I can tell you, I am super strong.” She was wondering what everyone was going to say about her strength. She felt like no one would believe her and she would have to prove that she possessed this unnatural amount of strength. Her train of thought was broken when she heard a familiar voice call out to her

“Felicia”

“What are the odds”

She was taken shocked for a moment when she saw Xander sitting next to her. After her initial shock Felicia smiled wide and leaned into Xander and gave him a hug “I’m so happy that you are here.” She then noticed him ogling mister tall, dark, and handsome. She simply chuckled and said under her breath “Good luck with that.” She then saw as Krys introduced himself to Xander, she saw Krys blush and couldn’t help but smile.

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Vanessa decided to emerse herself in the book she had been trying to read for the rest of the flight, and decided to just simply ignore what other distractions may take haste during the flight. Now three chapters in from where she had started, Vanessa flickered her eyes along the words of each page until her silent thoughts were interupted by the inter-com message, which told Vanessa and the rest of the passengers the plane was landing. Relieved that the red-headed girl had made such a quick exit to allow Vanessa to pass by her seat without any awkward shuffling, Vanessa reached to the over-head compartment and grabbed for her bag, then making for her own exit off of the plane.

Once in the airport, Vanessa looked around and decided her first course of action would be to make sure her currency is in check. Glancing up occasionally from her book until she reached the counter for converting money, Vanessa gave her usual smile and asked for however much money she had on her to be converted into yen. Admittedly she had rushed her way out of her home, but thankfully she still had some money left in her purse from previous affairs. Luckily, she seemed to be carrying enough for a taxi fare, and so headed outside the airport to find one.

After what seemed an eternity of trying to pick the attention of a taxi cab driver, Vanessa noticed Stephen in a cab nearby screeching to a halt and beckoning her in. Elegently sliding herself into the seat beside Stephen, then closing the door beside her, she smiled to him as thanks then lifted her brow at the fimiliar red of the envelope, taking it in her hand to read the adress outloud to the driver. " 米国は、ヘリパッドにgyojo海岸には、してください." she say fluently, her years of studying various books, including those on languages, enabling her to speak practically any language she wishes with such grace. The taxi driver nodded, then sped off toward the destination.

Upon arriving at the helli-pad, Vanessa thanked the driver, paid what was due in her yen, leaving a small tip, then stepped out of the cab, leaving the door open for Stephen to climb out. With a smile and a nod, Vanessa entered the hellicopter, again leaving the door open for Stephen, then began to read her book quietly as the helicopter began to lift off, and procceed to take herself and the others in the hellicopter to their destination. By now, having seen the red enveloped Stephen passed her, and recognizing some others from the plane journey here, Vanessa had assumed the rest of them had 'powers' too, and where all invited to the mysterious island to help master them. Vanessa sighed and sat back, trying to concentrate on the book as the helicopter gently drifted closer and closer to Gyojo Island.

(OCC = apologies if my translation is off, I used Bing translator >.>)

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Shiloh sighed in relief as she heard the rotor blades of the helicopter start up. She strapped into her seat and grabbed one of the many pairs of headphone’s used to block out the loud sound of the copter and to communicate with the driver, the old man whose name still is unknown to her. Once Shiloh double checked she was strapped in properly she relaxed into the seat. Following rules always seemed to calm her down, that and the thought of going deaf completely left her mind once she found out the headphones did a good job at blocking out noise. Before the helicopter started she had a few short sentences spun her way but the person always changed their focus somewhere else almost immediately so Shiloh saw no harm in not answering. She also saw the other’s taking in each other’s appearance and almost everyone’s eyes had stayed on her a moment to long for her liking but then a lot of their gazes would shift to the young tall man, Luke if she had heard him correctly, and they would eye him up like their favorite sweet tempting them closer. There was one man, whose name she picked up as Xander, gave her a look she was all too familiar with the one that clearing thought they show through what charade you are trying to put on, like dying your hair and wearing contact’s. Sadly Shiloh did neither of those things, her features were as true and pure as the day she was born.

A suddenly wave of unnatural warmth spread over Shiloh, the air around her feeling thick, but the moment is disappear Shiloh gave out a frightened squeak as a girl with golden brown hair popped into existence in the seat just across from hers.
‘That…that girl ju..just teleported! Wow’ Shiloh thought to herself as the sudden flash of fright started to disappear. She had to remember these people had powers. Like her. The thought of her own person always left a bitter taste in her mouth. Seeing and raising the dead! Why couldn't she have a power like the brown haired girl that said she was super strong. Shiloh huffed quietly but was interrupted when a loud thunk hit her window and another squeak left her. Looking out her window Shiloh shivered when she saw a large raven flying alongside the helicopter, hitting its head on the window. With a closer look at the vermin you could clearly see the tire marks over its flattened stomach and that half of its face looked as though it had been chewed off by a rat. The creature was dead yet here it was flying and from the looks of it trying to get through the window.

‘No! GO AWAY!’ Shiloh yelled at it with her thoughts but the bird just kept trying. Even when Shiloh could clearly see the island now it was still with them, still trying to get at her. She hoped no one else noticed. Sighing she decided to try and distract herself by watching Adriana get out of her seat and pull out some tarot cards. But it seemed the more she ignored the beast the more noise it made. Out of the corner of her eye Shiloh thought she saw someone move their head to look her way and she acted fast picking up a random tarot card from Adriana’s stack and placing it on the window. Now Shiloh didn’t believe in tarot cards being accurate but when she saw she had picked up the Devil card a shiver ran up her spine. When she left the jerking motion of the helicopter landing Shiloh moved quickly, unbuckling herself and grabbing her luggage.

“Sorry” Shiloh mumbled to Adriana as she quickly gave her back the card and rushed off the helicopter, her feet landing harshly on the tarmac. Shiloh glanced around. The island was beautiful but once she spotted it her eyes never left it. Cause there it was that damned dead vermin that just won’t die and leave her alone, perking innocently on a small rock its clouded dark gaze never leaving her for a second.

Just die already!

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Didn't receive any answer from the guy, Krys sighed and then leaned his back on the seat and tried to relax, he put on his sunglasses again and looked out the window as the cloud now has turned brown red. "Must be about half-past six now", Krys thought, "hope that they'll turned up soon. It was pretty late now." A few minutes later, the black-hair boy and hazel-eyes girl which he sat next to on the plane rushed on the copter. "I wonder what kept them so long", Krys shrugged and then continue to looked out of the window and admired the beautiful scenery on the Kyoto's coast. Then he overheard a conversation from the old, strange guy. It seemed that someone has got on the Gyojo Island before them. Krys then frowned, "Huh? I thought the letter said that we can only get to the island through a helicopter, so how did he, or she, get there before us?", he thought, "oh well, we'll find out when we get there."

Then after that, Krys shivered when a breeze suddenly blew past him and the golden-brown hair girl he saw on the plane appeared from nowhere and now sitting near him. Feeling surprised, Krys let out a small "woah". "Wow, she can teleport?", he thought. Well yeah, he isn't the only one who has power around here. Maybe everyone's powers might be cooler, or even much more powerful than his own. But that is why Krys is here - to work with people who are special like him. Krys closed his eyes to calm down a bit , then yawned and stretched his arms. "Alright, everyone's here, finally it's time to take off", Krys said. As the door of the copter closed and the old guy has gotten on, Krys could heard the sound of the wings turning around slowly and then faster and then they were taken off the coast and flying to the sunset, towards the Gyojo Island. It only the matters of time before he could finally find answers for his questions. Since they were flying to a pretty out-from-the-world island, this flight might be pretty long, so Krys and everyone could take their time. The conversations on the copter had quiet down. Krys just silently looked out the window to watched the ocean. The water down there was pretty fresh, so he could saw some fishes swimming, he even saw some dolphins jumping out of water, Krys then smiled softly as he enjoyed the peacefulness that he has always yearning for.

Krys was surrounded by so many people, he still felt a bit lonely and it seemed that no one will be willing to talk with him all of a sudden. Krys sighed and wondered how was his mother, and his friends at the university. Even though Krys has just left for a day, but he still kinda missed his friends, and his family. He thought that he has left everything behind of him the moment he decided to take part in studying at the Academy, but it seems that it was harder to throw it all away than he thought. Krys then looked around, "Maybe they won't mind...", he thought. Then Krys held his right hand out while chanting softly, "Accerso Lillium flamma faery." A small fire then appeared and swirling on his hand and a small-sized fairy with a firey-wings, red head and red robes walked out from the fire. "You summoned me, Master?", the fairy giggled and said. "Yeah, Lilly", Krys smiled. Well, anytime Krys felt lonely or needed some advices, he summoned Lillium - The Fairy of Fire. She was very wise, and even though she was just a spirit summoned by Krys, she always listened to Krys and talk with him. They actually don't have to verbally converse, they can just converse through their minds.

"It looks like you're on your way to your destiny", Lilly said while sitting on Krys' hand after looking around. "Those people sitting around you here are your soon-to-be collegues, right?"

"Yeah", Krys said, "and I had a feeling I will be just fine."

"So why did you summon me? What may I advise you?"

"It was nothing, it just I needed someone to talked, that's all", Krys smiled softly, "I've left everything behind. My family, my friends, my study,... everything. But it seemed hard to just let them all go. So do you think that I have the strenght to face whatever I will have to face in the future?"

"I know you can do it, Master", Lilly giggled, "you were just a small boy, a person who can't control his power by the time you first summoned me. But now, you've became much stronger than you used to be. So I believe that whatever is in front of you, you can easily washes them away by your fire, a fire that will never die even in the hardest time. And I will always besides you to help you."

"Thanks", Krys smiled, feeling better, "you may leave now. After that, can you go and see how was my mother doing?"

"I will, Master. See you again", Lilly smile and then bowed before Krys then disappeared. "When I got there, I just wanna immerse myself in a hot tub and then going to sleep a long sleep", Krys yawned then continued looking out the window. Looks like they will be there soon.

“Anyone feel like knowing their future?”, said Adriana as she sat on the floor and put a set of Tarot cards on her seat. "No way", Krys surprised, "you can tell someone's future? That's awesome."

Krys than motions for Adriana to pick him, but she picked Seryn instead. "Aw, I want to know my future too", Krys whinned. Yeah, he is kinda childish sometimes.

After a few hours of flying, finally they arrived at the island. The island was very beautiful even in the night. When the copter flew on the island, Krys could felt that they've just penetrated through an invisible barrier. The copter slowly landed on the landing site as the door opened. Krys then took his luggage and jumped out. He then took a deep breath and feeling refreshed than ever. As he noticed, a curly-brown hair guy was wandering around the coast from afar, must be the guy who got here first. Krys then waved towards him, motions him to join their group. A while later, an old, bald guy with a long, white beard and a blonde-hair middle-aged lady came forth and greeted them.

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Stephen watched as Adriana read someone's fortune, wondering curiously how that even worked. 'Do these people really think they have powers? How strange... Though that one did change her face... But that had to be an illusion.' He furrowed his brow as he mused throughout the ride, wondering what kind of crazy people he'd surrounded himself with, but blinked and shook his head to clear his thoughts when he thought he heard something. He looked up and saw a very much dead, but very much flying bird bouncing against the window, and his eyes narrowed again. 'Pretty convincing illusions... What is this, magician's school? Ah hell, can't hurt to learn a few tricks. Might help with the ladies.' He smirked as he thought of that and spent the rest of the flight thinking of different flashy tricks he might learn to meet women.

When they touched down he grabbed his luggage and stepped off, standing to the side of where he assumed a large group of them would form, not wanting to be as surrounded and cramped as he'd been on the helicopter, and started looking around. "Damn... Wonder how much they pay their landscaper..." he mused aloud.

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To entertain herself whilst the helicopter took the group to their destination, Vanessa closed her eyes and drew a deep breath, focusing as she started her adventure into the mind of those around her. No-one really seemed to be thinking of anything all that interesting, they all seemed indulged in their own activities, so she settle on the mind of her cab and plane buddy Stephen. Luckily enough for her, his thoughts proved amusing, and to confuse him she spoke outloud, "Illusions of a sort.." she smiled and spoke quietly amongst the occasional chatter and whirring of the helicopter blades.

It wasn't a habit of Vanessa to resist, and almost force something to happen for her own amusement, but in a helicopter where nobody was talking and those who were had their voices drowned amongst the noise that the helicopter itself made, Vanessa felt her only was of speaking or even entertaining herself would be to tap into their minds, and so Vanessa struck into Stephen's senses, and hightened his hearing, allowing him to take notice of the bird that had then slammed itself into the window. Vanessa opened her eyes and looked over to the bird, and gave a small smirk when she realised that it was the silver-haired girl it was after. "It seems you have a friend" Vanessa spoke into the girls mind, allowing her words to echo amongst the girl's thoughts while she turned her attention back to Stephen.

"The ladies?" Vanessa chuckled not-so-purposely into Stephen's head, "And who is it you are attempting to woo?" she grinned, looking over to Stephen as she felt the helicopter then make a smooth landing. Still watching and grinning to Stephen for a moment while she awaited the others to leave so she would have space to navigate her way out of her seat. Though Stephen only seemed to be able to reply with the same confused look she had seen earlier.

Vanessa laughed to herself and stepped off of the helicopter, slinging her bag onto her shoulder as she looked around and took in a deep breath of the island's air. Standing amongst the group as she took in the surroundings, Vanessa now took her time to eye them up one by one and try to figure out what sort of power they possesed.


{OCC Notes:
Bold + Italics = "Speaking to someone in their head"
Just Bold = "Speaking normally"}

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Seryn was leaning back slightly in his seat, deep in thought once more. Why are we being called here? It is obvious that we aren't just coming here to improve are skills, there is something the Academy needs us to do... He furrowed his brow. But what is so important, such a difficult objective, that requires so many of us to accomplish? Seryn raised an eyebrow as Krystian materialized what looked like an fire construct, or something of that nature, in his lap. How has he been hiding this long if he's this public with his abilities? Or is he just eager to show us his power now that he's among similar people? He was broken once again out of his thoughts by Adriana.

“Anyone feel like knowing their future?” She asked, forcing a smile. He nearly flinched when her eyes stopped on him. I've have plenty of knowledge of the future to last a lifetime. But he didn't stop her when she flashed another smile at him.

“How about you?” Adriana asked, dumping the remainder of the deck in his lap. Even though it was a question, Seryn was probably right in thinking he didn't have a choice.

"Aw, I want to know my future too." Krystian complained as she scooted over.

He watched her curiously as she flipped over cards. Her vision clouded as she flipped over the last one. If she really can read the future, and I was asleep, could we share a vision? Could we recreate this under lab condtions? His analytical mind churned as he frowned at the way the red-haired girl in front of him was staring straight throught him. ... Although it may not be socially acceptable to test that... Seryn digressed, thinking of some of the implications. He raised an eyebrow when suddenly she said;

"You should take better care of yourself Seryn....you have a bright future ahead of yourself..." A few moments later she seemed to exit the premonition.

"Be careful...don't overexert yourself with your abilities." Whispering this she stood up, and went back to her seat.

Truly shocked at the sequence of events, he turned to face forward once more, now deliberately avoiding eye contact with everyone of the rest of the trip, especially Adriana. How does she know what I can do, let alone my limits? I barely met her. His faced turned dark, but almost unnoticeably so. Does she mean I fail if I try to push myself? The helicopter hit the tarmac with a slight thud. Seryn grabbed his backpack, securing it once again on his shoulders. He stepped out onto the tarmac, making room for the others to get off.

We'll just have to see about that.