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Adelaide "Addie" Shino

"Someday we're all going to end up dead! Isn't that exciting?"

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a character in “Transformation”, as played by TheShadowShaman

Description




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Name
Adelaide Shino


Nicknames
Addie (preferred), The Shino Girl, Alice

Age
18


Role
Female 3


Sexuality
Questioning

Face Claim
Yuno Gasai- Mirai Nikki





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Positive traits

- Loyal: Once someone gains Addie’s trust and approval, Addie will stick by his or her side. While it takes awhile to get this from her, once you earn it, you won’t be sorry.

- Creative : Addie has always wanted to be an artist, whether it be through fine arts or through poetry. When she’s not a terror, she is a creator, stuck in her imaginary world where she plans her next projects. She can also think outside of the box when given a situation.

- “Open-Minded”: Addie is willing to accept that anything is possible in this world. She doesn’t care who you are, what you are, where you’re from, or how you carry yourself. No situation is deemed “impossible” to her.

- Outgoing: Addie loves to talk and be around people. She will often speak her mind and desire to go on long discussions with whomever she meets.

- Self-reliant: Addie has learned to take care of herself being the sole survivor of her family. She can carry herself through life without needing assistance.

- Brave: Addie isn’t afraid of many of the things people are scared of. In fact, she pretty much revels in those things…

Negative traits

- Creepy: Addie’s interest are not just in the weird, they’re in the outright horrifying, disturbing, and surreal ideas and images of the world. She will always mention something scary to someone without their consent or without care for their own sanity.

-Klepto: Addie is a compulsive stealer. She can’t help but want objects that belong to others and tries to take their things from time to time (to any concerned Rper, I’ll let you know first before I write her taking anything).

-Inconsiderate: Addie doesn’t care about how creepy she is being with others. She knows that people’s emotions exist, but disregards them and only focuses on how she feels is the correct way to do things. She has no qualms on invading other people’s privacy or getting too much into their space.

-Unpredictable: It’s very hard to tell whether Addie will be on her good side or her bad side. She is not bipolar, but has many mood swings, and they it can be hard to determine which mood she’ll have. It is also hard to determine what is on her mind. Although she speaks a lot, it is hard to tell what is the truth and what is a lie.

-Obsessive: Whether it be a person or a thing, Addie will contemplate over and over about anything that she “loves” and will do anything to get it.

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Bio
Adelaide Shino was born in a family famous for its tragedy. The song “Alice Human Sacrifice” was her way of trying to pretend that her family’s deaths were some sort of cruel fantasy. Her mother, Marielle Clarence Shino, was found out to be a serial killer who would pretend to hook up with her victims and then kill them. She would take her victims to the Blackwood Forest and slaughter them like animals. However, one of her victims had also planned to kill her in the forest. Both of their bodies were found after investigating a trail of blood that lead through the forest. The next victim of the “Shino Tragedy” was her father, Daisuke Shino. He was an upcoming Japanese composer who was about to finish his newest opera piece when he was shot in the head while having a lunch in a café by one of the victim’s relatives. After his death, Addie lived with her older sister Karina and her younger twin siblings Miko and Mako. However, tragedy soon struck again. Karina was known as “Felicity” in the modeling world. She was also a drug addict who was starting to experiment with the dangerous variety. One night, she overdosed on a very powerful hallucinogen that caused her to believe that she was the queen of another world before she died of a heart attack. Shortly after the incident a few days after, the twins Miko and Mako went looking for their mother, not believing that their mother was a killer. No one knows what happened to them, but their bodies were found in the woods together with their hands holding each others as though they had just died in sleep together.

After this tragedy, Addie was placed in a psychiatric ward. While in the psychiatric ward, she was given therapy in order for her to be able to articulate her fears more and soon she was able to become more outgoing and seemingly friendly. Her condition appeared to have improved and she was placed in foster care, but they didn’t know that it was just an act to get out of psychiatric care. Addie was soon found to be creepy and a thief, unnerving students with her fake death threats and stealing from other classmates. Her foster parents really didn’t care for her; Addie took care of herself. They were foster parents on paper, but were out most of the time, disturbed by Addie’s presence. When the school recommended that she be placed in a special summer camp, her foster parents quickly said yes. It is rumored that they bought one-way bus tickets to a town far from the school. And so begins what many hope to be Addie’s way of gaining real people skills.

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Talents And Skills
- Artist : Addie loves to create different works of art, however they tend to be very gory, horrifyingly surreal, and disturbing images.

-Poet: Along with creating works of art comes a talent in creating poems of varying lengths. They tend to start out seemingly sweet and nice, but later on end in a dark and tragic note.

-Pickpocket: Addie learned how to steal things from other people without them noticing.

-Maid: Addie had to learn how to take care of herself, so she became able to cook, clean, and do most of the household chores. Her foster parents kept her around to do this, as long as she did not go near them.

Fears
-Herself: Many people assume that Addie is not afraid of anything, but if there is one thing she is afraid of it is herself. She knows that her behavior is not condoned in society and that it has something to do with her unresolved past, but it is the only way she found to cope.

-Other people: She may be outgoing and may peer over people to unnerve them, but she is actually afraid of having close relationships with other people. Her life was full of tragedy, death, and mistrust that she isn’t sure what a normal friendship is and would rather scare anyone that tries to get close.

-Forests: Although Addie would use extra creepiness factors when she tries to scare people about forests, it is a defense mechanism that she uses since she herself is afraid of them.



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Family

Mother
Marielle Clarence Shino

Father
Daisuke Shino

-Siblings if any-
Karina “Felicity” Shino (known as Kari Shino by family)

Miko ShinoImage

Mako Shino

Family Description
While they were alive, the Shino family were very close to each other, at least they thought they were. The family was supportive of Daisuke’s and Karina’s pursuits and was trying to get Addie to go into a good fine arts school for her artistic abilities. After the discovery of Marielle Shino as a serial killer, Daisuke Shino tried to keep the family close by putting his career on hold. It worked until he had to go back and finish the piece he was working on and tragedy struck again.After the death of both of their parents, the siblings constantly fought with each other, particularly the twins and Addie’s older sister. Adelaide tried to keep the family close, but it was no use. Their deaths created mixed feelings in Addie’s heart on whether she felt betrayed, angry, or lonely and hurt.




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Reason For Getting There
Adelaide has been a known robber and menace to other students. She has stolen many items which include credit cards, keys, manga books, and even pieces of hair. Sometimes she uses the things she steals to create death threats on the other students. It is hoped that, through the summer camp program, Adelaide’s psychiatric treatment be continued and that she learn how to interact normally.

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Likes
- Creepy and disturbing images and ideas
- Freaking other people out
- Stealing random items
- Poetry
- Art
- Steak and eggs

Dislikes
- Forests
- Hospitals
- Yellow
- Authority
- blandness




Hair color
Pink
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Eye color
light pink

Tattoos/Markings
Some old scarring and scratch marks from her days in the psych ward

Height
5ft. 6 in.

Brief Appearance Description
Addie is the middle for both her weight and height. Her long pink hair is usually tied in two twin tails. She tends to wear Japanese school girl clothes that have bows on them to give her an appearance of innocence.

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So begins...

Adelaide "Addie" Shino's Story

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Fay Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Aki Kimura Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Yasu Watanabe Character Portrait: Ayako Takashiro Character Portrait: Adelaide "Addie" Shino
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Kojou was relieved when the circle had run its course. Yeah, he'd gotten a good look at the other people in the room and even made his list of potential...playmates. But he didn't like having to sit still the entire time and quickly leaped to his feet when dismissed. The fact he'd missed any semblance of breakfast only gave him an extra reason to hustle to lunch.

" Most interesting thing you've said all day teach." Without concern for the chair he'd until recently occupied, Kojou strode towards the door and up ended the seat in the process. He wasn't trying to make a mess, it was simply his 'use and discard' mentality for things. He didn't make the door before Karuko again caught him by the shoulder and pointedly indicated he right the chair in question. Kojou put the seat back with only a minimal amount of grumbling before again making his departure. He made an effort to catch up with his fellow students and pointedly looked for teachers before speaking his mind.

" Well this sounds like a total pain. So who's up for a little 'show up for attendance and bail'? Y'know call or steal a ride, hit up a club or ship of to my place and just have a good time?Maybe come back just in time to look like we cared what was going on here." Rather than words of confidence his sentence was mostly spoken in ignorance or the rules...he'd simply thrown the sheet away and most likely hadn't listened much further. The teenager shrugged again before 'compromising'.

"Hell I'm willing to settle just for a quick smoke or drink. Don't know about you guys, but I actually got searched before arrival so I'm dry."

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Lynda rose from her seat and made her way out the door, keeping the next activity in mind. After all, she didn't want to be late and be one step closer to being kicked out. She hated having to be such a good girl all the time. She just wanted to do something that wasn't work or class. She swallowed her pride as she walked; she had no choice, she had to. For her family.

Besides, the classes weren't all that bad. She learned a lot from everyone who had spoken. Some were secretive, while others were pretty open with themselves. Well... maybe Aki was a bit too open. It seemed like half of the class liked getting laid or other types of close physical contact. Her roommate included. Did that mean that Alex would ask her for random hugs or something...? She did say she wasn't picky about girls or boys. She didn't have problems with hugging people, but if someone asked her for a bit more... well, it'll get awkward.

Lynda had no idea what she would do in such a situation, because she has never been in one like that before. The closest thing to intimacy she has felt is when an opponent was trying to wrestle her to the ground. She inwardly sighed when she realized on just how clueless she was about these things. The worst part? She couldn't just ask everyone else about it; it'll be too awkward, and whatever image of her they had would be replaced by something along the lines of naive.

She was wrapped up enough of her thoughts she almost didn't hear Kojou making a proposition to the group. Something about showing up and bailing? His place? Was he offering to escape to his home instead of going to class? As fun as that sounded... she fought the urge to accept the offer.

"Hell I'm willing to settle just for a quick smoke or drink. Don't know about you guys, but I actually got searched before arrival so I'm dry."

That was something she could agree with.

"Well... I don't smoke or drink alcohol if that's what your asking, but I don't mind hanging out a bit before class. A break would be nice." Lynda mentioned, looking at everyone else and wondering who would join in.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Fay Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Aki Kimura Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Yasu Watanabe Character Portrait: Ayako Takashiro Character Portrait: Adelaide "Addie" Shino
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Alex listened to the teacher talk about the next lesson, teams? Well she could deal with that. It didn't sound so terrible. She actually felt a bit positive now, she was tired of working on her own - she wanted to lean on others and let them do the work. Yes, she was serious. She hoped that a team challenge would give her that opportunity. But as the other's left she accompanied them, following the group some steps behind them. Sure she could jump right into it and force them to be with her, but she didn't want too. She wanted to feel how the vibes felt before approaching them again. It would be hard to be here for such a long time after screwing everything up, that was why she was cautious.

She listened to Kojou's proposal and smiled, she wouldn't say no to something like that. But well, you never knew what the task was going to be about. Just because you show up to the introduction doesn’t mean you will get attendance. It could be a group challenge in front of the teacher or something else. But Alex had a hard time imagining it being so easy to just leave and well if it wasn't one wrong step and then goodbye she would probably join. But she knew that if she didn't succeed with this she would get kicked out of her school and if that happened she had no idea what she was going to do.

"Hell I'm willing to settle just for a quick smoke or drink. Don't know about you guys, but I actually got searched before arrival so I'm dry."

"Well... I don't smoke or drink alcohol if that's what your asking, but I don't mind hanging out a bit before class. A break would be nice."

Alex approached the two, "I wouldn't mind a break either, and there is some time until the next thing is going to start so... By the way Kojou, if you do get your hands on something, anything, would you mind letting me know? I can pay of course. Teach took everything from me too after he shoved you out of the room. "

Alex may sound desperate but she kind of was too. And she had already dirtied her reputation today so it didn't really matter if she ruined it a bit more. And well, most people did seem to have addictions - and the same as hers - so they shouldn't judge her too much, right? It was a guess from her side.

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“Aww, I’m going to miss the next group session!” Addie sighed. She had to move all of her stuff into her new room after her roommate left. While it was a slight hassle to relocate, Addie thought of it as a new beginning. ”Ahh that roommate was getting boring. She was beginning to run out of nice shiny things to take (those credit cards, silver stars, and hair were great though!) and her carcass was taking up space. Finally, I got somewhere new to decorate!”

While the next session was taking place, Addie was arranging her belongings on her side of the room. First she did her bed since she always figured “Just in case I die in my sleep or by fainting, I have a beautiful background for people to take pictures of!” She always wanted to look her best when and if she had to die. On her new “deathbed” she laid out her hand stitched quilt that she made in one of her therapy session back at old therapy. It was an expression of her body: stitched up patches of varying shades of peach and tan with an anatomical heart in the middle. Above her quilt laid her doll-faced pillow set, each with different stitched up facial expressions, and a medium sized, plain voodoo doll. She didn’t know how her new roommate looked like, so she had to wait to fill in the other details. The voodoo doll was her companion in the camp, made to be like her roommate when she wasn’t with her. Since it was going to be like her new roommate, she figured she would name it after her. “’Fay’ was the name I think,” Addie said. “Then I’ll name her…’Fey.’ That’s perfect! Come on Fey, we need to decorate the rest of the room. Don’t be a lazy carcass!”

After some time had passed, Addie finished decorating her side of the room. She had placed all of her belongings: her rectangular nails illusion carpet that looked as though one was stepping on real nails, her ripped velvet silk curtains that had blood red stains, her ritual altar on her nightstand, the pictures of her family framed on her walls, and her box of other ritual items that she could not place anywhere else. On her ritual alter she had: a picture of herself with a faded golden frame, a golden candlestick with three candles that were unlit for now, a silver incense burner that had three sticks of “Spiritual Essence” burning on it, a small treasure chest with the hairs that Addie had stolen from her previous roommate, and a large eyeball model smack in the middle. No one knows whether that eye is watching, which is the appeal Addie gets from placing it there in the middle of her important ritual place. Taking a look once more, Addie sighed and cheered, “Finally done preparing the room!”

Addie checked the time and realized ”Great! I missed the entire session! Hopefully I could go meet some more people…like my new roommate!” So Addie went near where the session was supposed to be held and met a few students heading somewhere. She ran over in front of the group, waving and jumping up and down yelling, “HEEYYY YOU GUYS!!! DO YOU KNOW A GIRL NAMED FAYYY?? I NEED TO SEE HER AND GET SOME OF HER HAIR!” Addie toned her voice down a bit and continued, “Ooopsies I forgot to introduce myself.” She lightly hit herself on the head with her first and then cocked her head to the side. “My name is Adelaide Shino, but you can call me…ADDIE!” While awaiting their response, she observed them with a large grin. ”Ahh…look at all of that lovely meat Fey. Don’t they just look so tasty? I’m drooling here. Mhhmmm…”

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Kojou's signature devil smile crept into existence with the arrival of the girl Addie. A boy with glasses also stepped up with an idea of his own given the immediate like of fun. Kojou waved his hands in a 'settle down' motion while making his answers.

"We can hold the streaking off for a bit, y'know for ENTERING the cafeteria where everyone can see instead of having to run there and potentially getting nothing from it." Kojou quickly shifted Addie to hold the girl's attention before she could move along to something else. His tone switching to a level of sweetness that bordered on sickening...his standard method of baiting.

"Addie-darling, I'd absolutely love to help you with Fay, butcha see...I'm a little too sober to confidently point her out. The egotistical teenager drew closer to the girl in question to both initiate some kind of physical contact and imitate something akin to secrecy.

" Tell ya what, let's go with my kind of deal- one where everyone profits. You get something to fix the sobriety issue of my friends here and myself. In exchange not only will I help you find Fay, I'll sweeten the deal with another gift of your choosing.In fact...I'm actually in need of a good set of fingers these days." Rather used to working with pickpockets, he'd kept his left side- where he kept his wallet away from the girl in question. His phone was in his room still, beyond his room key Kojou didn't really have anything else on him despite keeping his door unlocked. Having made his offer, Kojou continued again at his usual pace.

" By the way did he mention when we'd get a free day or something like that? I stopped listening and I'm pretty sure no one here objects to an 'i'm so full-of-myself' rich boy house party- don't worry I don't have any self portraits or statues." He finished his invitation with a wink, before raising his voice for the others to hear him.

" Watcha think One Eye, Tallie, Girly and Red, party at my place first free or town day we get?" His grin became smug with his call out, given he still actually somewhat remembered their names Kojou felt like the owner of an inside joke by feigning ignorance.

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Addie listened with intrigue at the other boys’ proposals. Today was going to be so much fun! Mr. Glasses man had suggested something called “streaking” which Addie had understood as “when a group of wonderfully bare and vulnerable human beings frolic off in a combination of ecstasy and masochism.” It was an intriguing offer that she would have loved to take part in, but another guy with bleached grey hair shrugged it off, suggesting to save the pleasurable moment for the cafeteria for all to see. Addie had to take note and find out Mr. Glasses man’s name, for she did not want to miss out on participating in the event.
However, before Addie could even speak up and ask for Glasses man’s name, Bleach boy had topped his offer with some intriguing prospects that would change much of the boredom she experienced day to day into excitement: a contract to be a professional thief! Addie was easily drawn into the idea, less concerned that she couldn’t have easy access to the boy’s wallet. His voice was an enchanting mix of sweetness and malice. Addie licked her lips to try and taste the strange “bittersweet (a literal mix of sweet and bitter)” tone, but frowned when she remembered that tones did not have tastes.

Addie leaned into Bleach boy’s ear and whispered, “Why yesssss that is an intriguing sort of deal and I can see the profit. For this first mission I shall agree to your terms, but next time I’ll want you to “sign” a contract. Come to my dorm. I’m Fay’s new roommate. I’ll have the contract and your sobriety problem solved. I think we’ll be having such fun together Bleachy boy.” With a new goal in mind, Addie could care less about the rest of the students’ names and of the people that Bleachy had called over. Her insatiable desire to be successful at taking someone else’s belongings, especially something that would solve people’s problems and bring pleasure, was hard to resist. She gave a large grin to her new pickpocketing manager and winked, before running off to find the solution to the sobriety problems of the camp. Something in the back of her mind was nagging. It was something about “streaking” but that can wait. This was much more fun!

Addie knew just where to look. She had followed the camp counselors one day after her previous roommate had her stash of alcohol stolen from her. The silly little humans didn’t realize they were being followed! They had placed her roommate’s collection within a medium sized shed just by the field. Everyone had always thought that it only stored the sports equipment, but Addie was able to figure out its secrets. Pretending to take out one of the baseballs for catch, Addie went inside the shed and picked up a large white baseball, a baseball bat, and a sports bag. This was to be her cover. Afterwards, Addie went behind the baseball rack and found a door with a padlock. She smiled, pulled out her lock picking device that was hidden in her “credit card” within her wallet, and picked at the lock until it opened.

“Ahhh that lovely ‘click’ is the sound of the prayers of the sober being answered. Don’t worry poor souls. Mommy Addie’s here with your life giving milk.”

Addie stashed a bottle of wine, a bottle of vodka, a few cans of beer, and some other substance that she didn’t recognize into the sports bag. She also carefully placed the baseball bat so that the bat stuck out of the bag, redid the lock and exited the crime scene. Whenever someone asked what Addie was doing with the bag and what the noises were, Addie simply said with a sweet and innocent smile, “Oh I found some new friends today and they wanted to play baseball with me! I tried to fit as many baseball bats and balls as I can, but I guess they just all won’t fit, tee hee!” When she finally entered her dorm room, Addie quickly stashed it away far and out of sight, underneath her bed. Just in case, Addie had covered it with all of her left over luggage. Feeling accomplished, Addie fell onto her bed and let out a sigh of relief. However, Addie had just remembered that she had a contract to make! Unfortunately, Addie’s stomach also let out a loud growl that told her she forgot to eat…again.

“Ahhh.. . Addie is sure that she stole some of old roomie’s granola bars and put them somewhere…”

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Fay Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Aki Kimura Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Yasu Watanabe Character Portrait: Ayako Takashiro Character Portrait: Adelaide "Addie" Shino Character Portrait: Axel Norwood
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Aki Kimura




Aki looked over at the other people. They were talking about going out and partying with the bleached guy or something like that. And it seemed like everyone except him had been checked when they came. Whatever, it’s not like they’d share anyway so why bother talk about it. He sure wasn’t going to share his stuff with them anyway. Sigh… He didn’t really feel like partying with those guys, not at all. They seem to suck. Annoying and stupid, all about drinking and breaking the rules. Aki actually didn’t mind being at the camp, sure, the rule about no smoking was a little bit stupid but hell, it’s not that hard to quit. He missed his sister but not anyone else. No girlfriend, not even a slut he used to bang. He changed them now and then and lately, he just didn’t get pleased by random chicks anymore.

He looked over at the blonde girl. Alex. He really wanted to talk to her but about what? How stupid he was? How cute he thought she was? He sighed. It all just seemed useless. But he didn’t like giving up, especially not when he hadn’t even started anything! So stupid… He glanced towards his new roommate. He seemed pretty nice, right? A little shy maybe but who wouldn’t be in front of these weirdos? Maybe he should talk to him… He does seem a little lonely. And Alex looks like she’s ready to undress and let bleachy take her then and there. Yeah, he was jealous. But if she rather talk to bleachy than him then fine, it’s her choice and Aki didn’t really feel like being the pushy one again. He already tried.

He stood up and walked over to his roommate, sat down and smiled. ”Hi, I’m Aki, your roommate. I’m guessing you’re not too fond of the others either? You don’t really seem like the same type as them but I could be wrong.” He pulled his hand through his hair. ”Like it here? Or are you just waiting for a chance to escape like the others?”

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Aki Kimura Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Yasu Watanabe Character Portrait: Adelaide "Addie" Shino Character Portrait: Axel Norwood
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A kid with goggles joined their little group and gave his input. Lynda was about to say a joke about the streaking thing when...

“HEEYYY YOU GUYS!!! DO YOU KNOW A GIRL NAMED FAYYY?? I NEED TO SEE HER AND GET SOME OF HER HAIR!”

Lynda was a little startled when a flash of pink came from nowhere and started screaming, assaulting her unsuspecting ears. She almost hopped behind someone to use them as a shield.

“Ooopsies I forgot to introduce myself. My name is Adelaide Shino, but you can call me…ADDIE!”

Lynda eyed the new girl who showed up with suspicion. What was her deal? She wasn't just loud, she was obnoxiously loud. She seemed nice though, but maybe too nice... childlike even. She couldn't shake that there was something off about this girl... something unsettling.

She was looking for Fay? The red-headed girl who liked to draw? Why would she want her hair? Fay didn't mention she had an admirer. Sure, Lynda knew where Fay was, but was it even a good idea to go and get her?

Kojou started to talk to her. Lynda took this as an opportunity and sneaked back to the other room. Where was she?

”Sorry if I’m making you uncomfortable, I can stop if you want me to. I’m just joking with you!”

No that wasn't her, although it was a little amusing to see one of the most... open people around having a conversation with one of the more withdrawn people here. She spotted her on the other side of the room.

"Hey Fay. Look, did you know that there's this sweet, loud girl with pink hair looking for you with this look in her eyes and wants some of your hair? She said her name was Addie... or something. You know her?"

She let that information sink in a bit. Whoever she was, she wouldn't let her get some of her hair if she was in her shoes. She inwardly sighed, realizing that she would have to help if she needs it; her conscience wouldn't let her walk away.

So... this girl seems pretty weird, so I can help you sneak back to your room, for a fee of course. Nah, I'm kidding. For free, and as a friend."

Lynda may have just met Fay, but she considered her a friend. Well, she considered most people friends unless they proved that they weren't one. Besides, she feared for her safety; she knew when someone had a few screws loose when she sees it.

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Oh, did he not hear her or anything? Alex was a bit uncertain how to think about it all. Sure the strange girl had jumped in and stolen the attention of most people, but to ignore Alex completely? She had stopped walking completely and was starting to scratch her scalp, she was nervous. Was it what she had said before that had made the other's withdraw? Was it something else, just who she was? What had she done wrong, she couldn't think of anything else than it was she who was wrong. Wasn't that why she was disliked in her school?

Under silence she watched as Lynda disappeared inside the door again and well Kojou continued to talk to the girl, Addie, until she left. But as she left Alex did too, she wasn't feeling like being socializing more today. She had tried to approach them again since it had worked fine yesterday, but now she didn't feel like trying. She was just tired of being here, tired of the people in here and tired of herself. She disliked everything and everyone at the moment. But she was always like this, she couldn't really adjust her mood swings. They were always doing whatever they felt like doing, she had never had the ability to control them. And now her mood had taken a lower turn. So she withdraw, annoyed by the presence of others, sulking over nothing really.

She walked in another direction than the other's she didn't care about lunch. She had lost her appetite, she wasn't feeling hungry anyway. Instead Alex walked back to her cabin which she unfortunately shared so there was no guarantee that she would be left alone, but she doubted that Lynda would come back here anyway. So the chance of someone actually disturbing her was really low. Inside she sat down on her bed stared into the wall, she felt stupid for caring. She shouldn't bother with it, friends was overestimated. She had nothing against being alone, nope nothing at all. She liked it. The silence, the backs of people walking away, the ear piercing silence. The feeling of being alone when around people, like she had her own dimension from which she could see and hear the others but they can't see her. No, she was totally fine.

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Lynda listened to Fay as she explained on how she didn't know Addie and made a small joke about looking out for others who could want her hair. Lynda noticed just how lady-like and mannered she happened to be, which was a good trait, but made her wonder how exactly she wound up here. Then again, that's how she felt about at least half the people here; the tall purple haired guy, Yasu, apparently beat some poor guy bad enough to be sent here, so appearances and personalities could be deceiving.

She could see why Addie would want some of her hair a little; that hip-long crimson red hair really stuck out around here, reminding her of this character she loved watching in those action cartoons she saw as a kid. Kid Magma was the show's name, a carton about a teen with fire based powers who tried to save the world. His hair grew long and turned red whenever he shot fire from his body. Lynda internally giggled, remembering the ridiculous character from her childhood.

Ah... Kid Magma, why did you have to be canceled after 3 seasons?

Lynda was brought back to reality when Fay wrapped her arms around her and pecked her on the cheek. Affectionate was she? Lynda didn't mind though; hugs were nice, and Fay gave a pretty good one. The peck on the cheek... didn't they do that as a greeting in France or something? She didn't know.

"Thank you so much. I’d appreciate it if you could sneak me into the cafeteria so I can get something to eat before our next activity. Shall we go? Also, I will pay you back somehow. If you need a favor just let me know."

Got it. It was time to begin this impromptu stealth/escort mission. She would have to hang out with Kojou and the others some other time; Fay needed a bodyguard.

"Alright Princess, follow me. I'll make sure you get there safely, and I guess I'll eat with ya too... I'm kind of hungry myself."

Lynda poked her head around the corner to see if it was clear. Addie was nowhere in site, so she turned and walked down a hallway with a back entrance. Thankfully it wasn't an emergency exit, so an alarm wouldn't give them away. She opened and walked outside, holding the door for Fay before closing it quietly behind her.

"Okay, so far so good. Let's cut by the field. It may be a bit longer, but it's more out of the way."

Leading Fay past a few buildings, she arrived at the field. Some people were here, managing the field or just hanging around. Lynda remembered the punching bags were around here somewhere; she had to visit them later. Almost free of the field, she looked around the corner and saw Addie walk out of a shed carrying a bag of baseball equipment. Her adrenaline spiked a bit, as she ducked her head back behind the wall and put her finger to her lips to indicate "keep quiet" to Fay.

"She's around the corner... let's let her past first." She whispered.

After a moment, she was gone and Lynda waved her hand for Fay to follow once more. A few moments later, they were in front of the Cafeteria.

"Whoo! That was pretty fun actually. Well, here we are. Let's get lunch."

Lynda pulled the entrance door open and stepped to the side, gesturing for Fay to go.

"After you, Princess." Lynda smiled and even did a small bow jokingly.

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After taking the lunch break to just calm herself down and collect her thoughts Alex felt better. She was not as upset anymore, and she had realized that she had been childish. But it was the whole camp thing that weighted her down, it tired her mentally and physically somehow. She couldn't stand it. It was like she had been put into prison. But at least her thoughts had gone quiet again after lying in the bed and staring up into the ceiling, sure she was a bit hungry but that was not something that bothered her too much. So when it was time for the new class she rise from the bed and left the cottage walking over to the bulletin board to find that some other's already had arrived. She gave them a quick smile before folding her arms to wait for the teacher.

Shortly after Karuko arrived with the new arrival while other camp members gathered around him to hear what he had to say and with the same gentle smile as always he greeted them all. "I'm happy to see so many has made their way's over here already. So to our next lesson I hope you all brought your phones with you because you will need them..." The smile got a bit wider as he spoke and he started to hand out paper sheets to everyone, "Don't look yet, okay? It will be a surprise. I will explain it for you in just a moment," quietly he continued to hand out the folded printouts and when everyone had none he struck his hands together to get their attention.

"Okay now you all are probably wondering what this all is about and I will tell you. Like I said earlier this is going to be a group task, but surprise, surprise you are going to be let out of the campground! Good surprise, yes? But don't think you will be able to slack because I will be standing by the gate's taking your names as you arrive and I want you back before two hours has passed. Aren't you back before that I will lock the gate. You still think you will be able to play around while getting to go outside? Noo, no, no! That's what you need your phones for. Take a look at the paper's I handed you."

As all the other's opened the sheet of paper they had got Alex did also, watching the sentences with confusion. What was this supposed to be? She couldn't understand anything of it.

- What has branches and leaves and no bark?
A place

- What goes up and down but never moves
Inside that place

- I have bark but do not bite!
Outside that place

- What is filled six days a week but if you don't own it you can't take a peek
Anyone

- What kind of men are always above board?
A place

- What's black & white and full of fuzz?
A place

- What won't run long without winding?
A place

- What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end and the end of every race?
Anyone

- If you break me I do not stop working, if you touch me I may be snared, if you lose me nothing will matter. What am I?
Anyone

- The man who invented it doesn’t want it, the man who bought it doesn’t need it, and the man who need it doesn’t know, what is it?
A place


Karuko cleared his throat again to get their attention once again, "What you are reading at the moment is riddles, I want you to work together and figure them out. When you know what it is you go to that place or that thing and take a photograph of it. I will check the photographs after everyone has returned to see if you have done it. You must at least taken pictures of seven of the ten things the riddles tell you about. If your group has a hard time figuring it out then take help of another one, I hope every one of you will help each other’s!"

Alex blinked shocked by what she was told, riddles? Was he kidding? Was they supposed to be able to figure this one’s out? She had no idea what they were talking about. Was this supposed to be places in their town? Seriously? She just stared at the paper, making creases in it because of hard she held it in her hands. Now that frustration came back, they were suspecting to much of them. Did they think it was geniuses that went to this camp?

As Alex had been spacing out Karuko had already been starting to mention the groups but she get back to her senses just to hear the rest of them. "Next group is consisting of Fay, Emmaleese, Lynda, Adelaide, Kojou and Tatsuo. The last group is Aki, Alex, O-Ren, Renji, Alfred and Daisuke." Putting his hands together again Karuko smiled gently at the kids while watching their confused faces, "Well then, good luck and have fun!"

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Lynda took several more bites of her food before she took a gulp of her chocolate milk. A few minutes passed before Fay was done eating. She told her to take her time and left to go wash up.

"Wow she eats fast. I'm not even halfway done eating; Better pick up the pace."

Lynda started eating at a faster pace, stopping to drink just so she wouldn't choke. She probably looked like a starved wolf by this point, but she didn't want to be late; her parents wouldn't have bad news of being kicked out of this camp. Fay soon came back and told her to take her time before pulling out her drawing book. She also mentioned that Addie should be there, an how interesting it would be. Lynda had almost forgotten about the pink-haired girl that made them sneak here to begin with. If she tried to get to Fay again with ill intentions, she would have to have a... talk with her.

After finishing, she returned her tray and told Fay she was ready. The food was okay, but the full stomach was the best part; she was a little irritable when she was hungry.

Arriving at the bulletin board, she was relieved when they reached there right before his Karuko's speech started. Lynda folded her arms and nodded her head from time to time as he explained the details. They would be going into the city on a scavenger hunt? With riddles as their only clues? Not riddles! Anything but that!

A sigh escaped her lips when she received her sheet and looked over it; she didn't understand any of these! Riddles was one of her weaknesses... she could never seem to get a lot of them right. Every now and then she could make a lucky guess, but the rest were dead wrong.

Worst of all, they had to take pictures of the answer. What if she brought her phone back and the picture was horribly wrong? God, that would be embarrassing. Now he was mentioning groups. It seemed to take forever until she heard her name. Fay was with her, cool. Kojou was a nice choice too. Ayako and Tatsuo were currently unknowns. Adelaide? Wasn't that Addie? Shit.

She glanced over at Fay to see if she had reacted to Addie being on the same team as them. Sure, she didn't like it, but they were a team and had to work together. Besides, there was no way she could solve these riddles on her own.

Trying to be more positive, she put on a smile and waved her arm in the air while yelling "Hey, Team Lynda! Over here!" to the crowd of people. Lets see what she had to work with.

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As soon as he looked at the paper Renji blinked, thinking, ‘….riddles? Dude wants us to play puzzle games, now?’

Sure enough, playing puzzle games was exactly what the teacher dude was wanting them to do. Not that Renji minded riddles, he actually liked them. Riddles were fun to figure out, to use, and to make up, and he usually didn’t think they were that difficult. Reading over them he already had ideas for a few of the answers, while others he wasn’t so sure about. What spoiled everything was that they were being told they had to play a riddle scavenger hunt game with teams and rules. It was interesting, yes, but Renji didn’t like how Karuko rattled off the “rules and regulations” of their game. It seemed more like a “reforming” assignment or whatever to him, which made him not want to have anything to do with it.

Besides, why teams? Ren felt he was better off doing things by himself, especially after glancing around at the rest of the people there. They weren’t very reliable in his mind. Of course, he didn’t think any person was reliable in the first place, so it didn’t really matter if they seemed to be reliable or not.

He sighed, giving a shrug. Who cares? He wasn’t going to actually try at it, so he’d just go along with his “team” or whatever. If they asked him to help or something, he’d just give them one of the answers he’d come up with already. No harm in that. Besides, it might be fun watching them puzzle over some of the things. Speaking of teams…

Renji stopped thinking and muttering to himself when he heard a name he recognized and waited to see if he’d be called out for the same team as well, which he wasn’t. ‘Hmm, so that Ayako girl is on a different team. Okay, then. The teacher dude went on to say the names of everyone in the last team. He rattled them off, Renji not recognizing any of them besides his own, until the last name was called.

Instantly his annoyance at the stupid game disappeared and he smiled. Ah, a name he could recognize. He found Yasu, started to attempt to put an arm around the guy’s shoulders, but decided not to because Yasu was taller, so settled for tapping the guy on the shoulder before stuffing his hands back into his pockets. Ren opened his mouth to say something, but stopped when he heard someone shout,

“Hey, team Lynda! Over here!”

He blinked, eyes roaming the crowd for the source of the voice to see a pretty brunet. He thought she seemed like she’d be an interesting character, waving her arms, smiling, and shouting like that. He rubbed the back of his head with one hand. She seemed both sweet and tough by the looks of her. Too bad they weren’t on the same team. That would have been an entertaining set up. Hmm… He might actually want to do this stupid game now simply to compete with her. Only maybe, though.

Out of the corner of his eye, Renji spotted another familiar person. Mr. Christmas with his red hair and green eyes. He turned his head towards the guy with a small grin, using the hand he’d had behind his head to give a small wave to the dude, “Yo,” before stuffing it back into his pocket. He wondered again if the dude was one of those moody guys, thinking of how he randomly stomped off at Renji’s earlier appearance. It could be interesting if he was. Hopefully he wouldn’t turn out to be one of those arrogant idiots, though. Renji never really got along with those kinds, though they could be fun to screw with sometimes. Same for stuck up and snobby bit*hes. He really just didn't know enough about the people here, yet.

He shrugged at his thoughts and smirked a bit, halfway imitating the girl he assumed to be Lynda.

“Oy! Last team called over here!” he called and lazily waved one hand in the air about three times before relaxing it back down to rest in a pocket as he stood next to the taller, purple haired Yasu.

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As Alex still was trying to use her brain somehow, or try to act like she had one, people started moving around forming the groups. Calling out to each other’s since well everyone was still pretty new and it was hard to memorize all the names. Impossible perhaps. Alex wasn’t that bothered by it, she hadn’t heard anyone shout that they were on her team and she already knew who Aki was so she simply glanced at him to see if he went somewhere – if he knew someone else. She sure knew a lot of people on the penultimate team but her own – not so much. She would probably remember them from the introduction session earlier this morning when seeing them but well just calling them out by names told her nothing.

"Hey, Team Lynda! Over here!"

Alex looked away from Aki to look over at Lynda as she called out, geez Alex wished she was on that team. It would give her a chance to get to know those people a bit more, those which she actually had gotten a quiet good connection with earlier. Or she believed so anyway. And it would give her a reason to spend more time with Lynda which would give Alex more time to figure out how to… jump her. Or at least kiss her. Because that was a goal she had set up for herself, by the end of this summer Lynda’s lips would be Alex’s by some point. For a small amount of time before she would get slapped or even better punched. It was a big disappointment to be on another team than hers.

“Oy! Last team called over here!”

Alex shifted her gaze away from Lynda as someone from her own team finally spoke up, she saw the hand for a split second beside the purple haired giant but it disappeared just as fast. So her team was the purple haired giant and some others? Disappointing, he hadn’t given Alex such a god impression when introducing himself earlier. Sure the part about him rambling about how he had beaten someone up was fun, the other personality – not so much so. But Alex strutted away over there anyway, she was curious to see who the other’s was. And when passing some taller people she saw the other guy hanging around the giant, a pleasant surprise. Studying the guy’s hair and oh!- piercings, a big smile spread across Alex’s lips. He on the other hand seemed like a lot of fun.

”Well hi there fellow team members, I’m Alex – if you had already forgotten my splendid introduction earlier.” Alex smile grew bigger, but on the inside she was blushing, but she hid her shame by trying to act like it had been on purpose. “So am I the only one that’s not looking forward to this because well… I suck at riddles. So I was thinking maybe we could team up with another team? What about Lynda’s team? She’s pretty nice and well I’ve been talking to Kojou too a bit and he’s not that bad either.” Alex got quiet for a short amount of time while grinning, but before someone could protest about it she turned around and waved energetic towards Lynda, “Hey, Lynda, what do you say about teaming up so we can get this done with as fast as possible? The faster we are done the sooner we can just play around outside this freaking campground! Come on, you know you and your team want to say yes!”

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Lynda waited patiently for her team to heed her call and come to her. Just where where they? The crowd was big enough that she was having trouble seeing anyone she recognized. Did anyone even hear her over the noise of all the conversations inside the group of people?

“Oy! Last team called over here!”

Lynda turned her head towards the voice, unable to remember who it belonged to. She spotted the guy as he lowered his hand and put it back into his pocket. He seemed to be a cool and relaxed type of guy, but then again, a lot of the people here seemed to. He seemed nice though. Something about him screamed "rebel" if the eye tattoo and the piercings was anything to go by. Come to think of it, he kind of reminded her of Alex.

She went back to scanning the crowd for a bit before she saw Alex happily waving at her.

“Hey, Lynda, what do you say about teaming up so we can get this done with as fast as possible? The faster we are done the sooner we can just play around outside this freaking campground! Come on, you know you and your team want to say yes!”

Lynda smirked at the idea; it was smart. putting two teams together would be more brainpower, which means they would finish faster and get to actually do something fun.

"Sure, sounds like fun! Ya got a deal!" Lynda shouted back. She started walking through the crowd towards the other group. What could be something fun to do when they were done? She didn't even know what everyone liked. Well, whatever it was... it was better than figuring out riddles. When she made it to the other group, she folded her arms with a smile.

"Alright, I'm here. So... who're we missing?

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“Al, it isn’t good for your body to be jogging like that and it isn’t safe for you to run at night without anyone knowing.” The nurse tapped her fingers and glared at Alfred through her wire framed glasses. Alfred innocently smiled at her, holding a glass of orange juice. It was his sixth time in the nurse’s office and she was beginning on what Al thought was her fifth speech on health to him.

He felt bad for her, he really did but old habits where often hard to break- especially the habits that tend to be destructive. Even though Alfred has been here since the beginning like everyone else, he has gone practically invisible as he had been staying in the nurse’s office. This was all because Alfred had been sneaking out quite early from his cabin and began to take up the activity of jogging at night until the sun rose again; not only did he feel sick after nights like the last, but he would be in so much pain that he was unable to participate in any of the activities with the rest of the group.

Alfred suddenly considered himself lucky that he was caught last night before he was able to do any intense damage to himself like he had done before; he was rounded up in the nurse’s office with snacks and the nurse watched him the entire night. Of course he felt pangs of guilt in his stomach but he couldn’t help it. It was something he had done beforehand to escape Will’s terrors and it was a nightmare Al couldn’t seem to escape. He was afraid of sleeping at night, especially with a boy he didn’t know and who seemed like the type of person that wouldn’t hesitate to bully around someone.

Ah, he was making assumptions again. Al shook his head lightly, mentally scolding himself for making such assumptions on someone he didn’t know; the boy could be nice and friendly. Once again, Al wouldn’t know as he had never even spoken to the boy, let alone met him. Their relationship only escalated to a single look when Al had first moved into their room and that was it as Al had done everything in his power to avoid being alone with the boy. While everyone had already found their group of friends, Al was either in his group of depressed girls or vacating the nurse’s corridors.

He thought over the reaction his poor mother would make if she had known that Al wasn’t even trying to improve and slightly cringed at the look she’d give him. The pangs of guilt that gathered in his stomach increased and made him feel nauseous; he began to desperately want out of this small room and into the wide open campsite. Al looked over at the nurse who was still lecturing before placing his orange juice down on the table next to them and smiled widely.

“I apologize for my irresponsible actions,” Al began. The nurse became silent and crossed her arms over her chest to watch him. It was the first time Al had apologized for his actions instead of him apologizing for himself being there which caught the nurse’s attention quite quickly. “I just realized that what I am doing probably won’t help me out much and I just really want to say I’m sorry. From now on, I will try to improve myself.” He looked at her as she nodded, obviously thinking that her lectures had finally struck a chord with him. After twenty minutes of talking, the nurse dismissed him for the upcoming activity; Al carried a small box of animal cracker and made his way towards where the group activities were being held.

When he arrived to the bulletin, the teacher had already begun to assign groups and he was handed a piece of paper which Al immediately looked at, seeing that it was a bunch of riddles. Al sat in silence until his name was called to be put in a group with other peers; while he normally didn’t have problems with making friends, Al felt a bit nervous as he didn’t even know the names of the group he was put in. Nonetheless, Al walked over towards the already forming group, not missing any of the actions that were already taking place.

"Hey, Team Lynda! Over here!" Al’s eyes followed everyone else’s as they stared at Lynda. Al’s attention on her didn’t last long as another person had begun to already call his team.
“Oy! Last team called over here!” Without much choice, Alfred walked towards the people who where crowding around the boy that had imitated the girl in calling her team together. When Al got to the area where the team was, a tall blonde haired girl popped up with a smile plastered to her face.

”Well hi there fellow team members, I’m Alex – if you had already forgotten my splendid introduction earlier. So am I the only one that’s not looking forward to this because well… I suck at riddles. So I was thinking maybe we could team up with another team? What about Lynda’s team? She’s pretty nice and well I’ve been talking to Kojou too a bit and he’s not that bad either. Hey, Lynda, what do you say about teaming up so we can get this done with as fast as possible? The faster we are done the sooner we can just play around outside this freaking campground! Come on, you know you and your team want to say yes!”

Blown away at how fast this girl could talk, Alfred stayed quiet as Lynda agreed to join their teams happily. These two girls made Al look at them with a small smile; they where bubbly and happy which was something Alfred envied a little bit. After making a small mental note of improving himself in that specific area, Alfred turned to the team and smiled childishly.

“I’m sorry I didn’t introduce myself before. My name is Alfred.” He said simply, thinking it might be a good idea to introduce himself to the group as he hadn’t before. Al held the box of animal crackers out to the group. “If you guys liked, you can have some animal crackers.” He smiled at his offering, hoping that they didn’t find his belated introduction rude of any sort.

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"Sure, sounds like fun! Ya got a deal!"

Alex did a small dance of victory on the inside while the outside just continued to grin towards the others. But that Lynda had accepted the offer felt like a good thing. Alex was looking forward to meeting all the new people, not only on her team now but also those on Lynda's. Perhaps there would be a lot of other fun figures? There seemed to be quite a bunch of different people around. When she was in the mood for it she felt rather exited for all the company she could get. She wanted to meet everyone, talk with everyone. So when people gathered around and started to introduce themselves with their name to give people a hint Alex felt even more exited.

There was this guy she wasn't sure if she had seen at the introduction earlier who addressed himself as Alfred, the name didn't say her anything. But it was not like she was surprised, she had a tendency to forget things pretty fast, Alex had the memory of a goldfish. Then there was Fay, she remembered her because of that weird girl from earlier that had been talking about them sharing rooms. And another new face Alex couldn't decide if she had seen earlier or not. And he never said what his name was so Alex wasn't sure who he was. But he was apparently in Lynda's group since he was getting touchy with her? Should Alex interpret that other's also was interested in her? Probably not the same way Alex was but anyway, Alex didn't like competition because she knew she had no chance against guys. Even if she wasn't interested in Lynda on an emotional level.

"So if the second and the third question are supposed to be a tree and an elevator, where's the place they're supposed to be at? The first riddle describes the place, or so it says at least, I think? Maybe I have understood it all wrong," Alex shrugged and looked down at her paper again, trying to solve anything of it but she still didn't get any of it. "But since some of the riddles is described as an place, that must mean that there is only one or a few of those around the city, right? If it isn't like that it wouldn't have a description under it, wouldn't it? Or yeah... That's just my thought of it all I guess? I don't really know."

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The first person to approach him after his half hearted declaration attempting to gather his team was the same blond girl he’d noticed heading towards the cabins earlier. This time, however, she seemed to be in a much better mood, smiling and grinning as she introduced herself. Wasting no time after her introduction, Alex, as she called herself, called over to the Lynda girl for their teams to join up. A small smile played on his lips as he opted to remain at the sidelines as multiple others appeared, introducing themselves in a variety of ways. He simply observed them and how they seemed to respond and communicate. It was amusing to him to say the least. One boy even offered them animal crackers, with was perfectly fine, but it was a most unexpected greeting. Still, the one that caught his attention more so than the others was, ironically, the guy who failed to mention his name. He definitely seemed like an interesting one, and he’d even beaten him to throwing a casual arm around the Lynda girl.

Alex spoke up about the riddles, reminding him that that Fay girl’d made known she knew two of the answers already. He smiled. Watching them figure them out seemed like it’d be entertaining after all. He was about to give his insight on the next riddle that Alex mentioned when yet another person joined their group. For some reason he thought she seemed a bit darker than the rest of the group, but he was fine with that. Her introduction seemed a bit strange, and he wasn’t sure whether he liked it or not, but shrugged. It didn’t matter either way.

He took it upon himself to step in and answer her question, however. “Yeah, she’s the one alright, and we’ve just started the riddles, so no worries. Two and three done are known by the beautiful redhead,” he grinned, giving a small, but highly exaggerated flourish of a bow towards Fay, “and I think Alex is on the right track for the next one.” He unconsciously leaned an arm on the blonde’s shoulder, ignoring his paper and looking at hers instead.

“…I’m Renji, by the way. Ren works as well,” he added as somewhat of an afterthought. Of course, he already knew the answer to the first riddle. At least he thought he knew, and he was pretty sure he was right, as he was usually good at riddles and puzzle games.

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It was over, she had tried but it didn't work. All the efforts she needed to succeed, all the pressure on her that she needed to succeed. The expectations she wasn't able to reach. People disappearing, dropping out of the camp like flies. And now it was her turn. Perhaps it was her time to give up now, yeah she had already given up. When she skipped the class she knew she had given up already. It could had been so easy, just get over there and do the stupid assignment that the teacher wanted them to do. But she didn't. Instead she skipped it. Playing around. Doing nothing at all. At that moment she knew she had given up.

And now there was nothing more she could do. It was over. She stood there by the front gate to the camp with her bags packed and knew she had to head out once more. Knew that she had screwed up. That her future in this country was over. Now she had no reason to stay here anymore, or she couldn't. She had failed her classes, she had failed the camp. Now the only thing she could do was to return to her parents with her tail between her legs and ask them to let her follow them to wherever they wanted to go next. Where she could start anew.

She didn't know where it would be. But it wouldn't be like this. But she would miss this place, the people she had met here. The conversations she had with them, their way of thinking and acting. It was a funny bunch. But no one was there to wish her goodbye, why would they wish her goodbye? She was just someone they had met and spent some time with. They had laughed, argued, tried so hard together. But no one was there to tell her goodbye.

Did she think someone of them would be able to finish the camp and succeed? No. She thought that every one of them would one by one drop out. Leave the others behind, standing here where she stood now and look at the camp ground. Wondering where everyone was. Why no one came to give them one last hug goodbye. She knew that everyone would fail, even if they tried their hardest nothing would work because that was who they were. People that gave up to easily, that was how they ended up in here in the first place. And no one would be able to do anything about that.

They were quitters, every single one of them. Even if they tried it was in their DNA. She knew that now because she had fallen down the rabbit hole herself. Even if she had hoped she wouldn't but it was over, gone, nothing left she could do. At some point the only thing you could do was admit defeat and that was what she did now.

So with her hands outstretched into the air she waved goodbye to the camp and the people inside of it, grinning wildly to hide the sadness within, "Bye! I will not miss you guys! Or I will probably miss you! Alright I admit it, I will miss you guys soo much! You were awesome! So stay awesome!" In the end she didn't know what more she could say so she just go quiet and stood there for a while, waiting to see if someone would come and give her a hug now. But in the end she just shrugged and walked out through the gate.

Once outside she glanced back towards the campground, her earlier grin completely gone. What was left was nothing but a sad look in her eyes, she knew she would miss this place. But she walked away from it, not glancing behind her once more, no more longing looks for what once was. Now she could only focus on what was in front of her instead. Probably something that was just as fun but not nearly as troublesome.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Omar Cunningham Character Portrait: Reiko Kuroki Character Portrait: Rita Damon Character Portrait: Joe Sargent Character Portrait: Yuno Gasai Character Portrait: Rezo Van Hochofen Character Portrait: Noda Asuka Character Portrait: Fay Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Karuko Aisukōrudo Character Portrait: Aki Kimura Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Yasu Watanabe Character Portrait: Ayako Takashiro Character Portrait: Adelaide "Addie" Shino Character Portrait: Axel Norwood Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Raevyn Tsukino Character Portrait: Chiyoko Izumi Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira
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Kamiko Inokira
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The times she had there had been the shortest. She honestly didn't know what to do, and even despite everything she still had no one. She sighed to herself quietly holding her cat and her backpack walking towards the front gate. Everything seemed to just vanish and she closed her eyes trying her best not to cry about it all. She came here a fireball just waiting to get extinguished and pushed everyone away from her. She wished she hadn't made those mistakes and actually has someone she would consider to be a friend.

A small smile was on her face as she saw the girl leaving, she wished that she could be that happy about things, b it would never work out that way for her. She ran up and grabbed onto the girls shirt holding her there. "There isn't anymore? I was put here to make friends, but it was a horrible mistake. I didn't make any and I haven't gotten any better." She huffed out. looking at the sky not really knowing what to say. "I don't want to go home... They don't want me home either." Her final words slipped out and all she did was slip into the forest. She wouldn't be going home anytime soon. That would best thing she could have wanted, but everything ends up like this and there was no helping it despite what she could have ever wanted.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Omar Cunningham Character Portrait: Reiko Kuroki Character Portrait: Rita Damon Character Portrait: Joe Sargent Character Portrait: Yuno Gasai Character Portrait: Rezo Van Hochofen Character Portrait: Noda Asuka Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Karuko Aisukōrudo Character Portrait: Aki Kimura Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Yasu Watanabe Character Portrait: Ayako Takashiro Character Portrait: Adelaide "Addie" Shino Character Portrait: Axel Norwood Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Raevyn Tsukino Character Portrait: Chiyoko Izumi Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira
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A dull "thud" echoed throughout the gym as Lynda sunk her fist into a punching bag over and over. Her luggage sat against the wall nearby and the gym was devoid of life except for her. The camp has been almost cleared out by now.

It had failed. Too many people disappeared or were kicked out for breaking the rules. This camp was everyone's last chance; a chance to turn their lives around, for a better future. But it failed, coming to a screeching halt, crashing and burning taking everyone on board with it. Including her.

Gritting her teeth, Lynda let another right connect with the bag, rocking on it's suspended chain as the force near tore it off completely. Her knuckles were going numb. It felt like she was here for hours, doing nothing but hitting this bag. At first, it was to give her something to do until her parents arrived to pick her up, then it turned into full blown venting. Wiping sweat from her brow, she clenched her fist and winded up. The last one she would ever get. All of her frustrations were stored inside her fist in an attempt to let out all of it.

As hard as she could, she threw her fist at a dizzying speed topped with a cry of anger and frustration from Lynda herself, slamming into the already well used bag. The echo easily surpassed the volume of the other punches, and the poor bag bent to the shape of her the impact before it flew backwards and crashed against the wall, snapping the chain that supported it.

For a moment, all that could be heard was Lynda's panting as she observed her accidental vandalism. For once she didn't care; Not about the rules, not about the property, and surely not about a camp that wasted her time and screwed her over along with the others.

Slinging her bag over her shoulder and grabbing her other one, she pushed out of the gym's front door and headed to the front gate, where her undoubtedly irate parents were waiting for her. It didn't matter if Lynda had done anything wrong herself; her parents would take this as a failure under her account, and punish her as such. Fun.

She near dragged her feet as the gate got closer. Where did it all go wrong? Fay, Kojou, everyone else... she had a feeling that this summer could've been better, maybe even great, but not now. Now everyone's summer, and possibly even their futures, were ruined. It wasn't fair. This camp was all they had left, and it couldn't even hold itself together.

"Damn it..." She cursed under her breath. She couldn't even say bye to her own roommate who had left before she had a chance to see her.

Arriving at the gate, she heard a voice, surprised that there was still anyone here. Her parents had just arrived and pulled up next to her, but that isn't where it came from.

"Bye! I will not miss you guys! Or I will probably miss you! Alright I admit it, I will miss you guys soo much! You were awesome! So stay awesome!"

"Alex?!" She's still here?"

There she was, walking away from the camp while that new girl who attacked that other one caught up to her, saying something that she was too far out of earshot to hear. She wanted to call out to them, finally say her goodbyes. Her father had other plans.

"Lynda Romaine! In the car! Now!"

Lynda's attention turned towards her parents car once more, as her father opened the backdoor and pointed inside. His face showed utter disappointment and frustration, her mother's almost the same. Nodding in obedience, she stepped inside as her father put her luggage in the trunk and damn near slammed it closed, causing her to wince at the sound. As he drove off, Lynda looked out the window one last time, and saw the camp getting smaller and smaller into the distance, Alex and the other girl looked no bigger than a dot before disappearing.

With a small sigh she sunk into her seat, preparing for the biggest lecture she had ever received from her parents when she got home.