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Lynda Romaine

"Life only hurts if you can't take it's punches; this camp is just another opponent."

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a character in “Transformation”, as played by CJL1290

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Name
Lynda Romaine

Nicknames
Lynn

Age
18

Role
Female 6

Sexuality
Heterosexual

Face Claim
Sawa - Amnesia

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Positive Traits
- Trustworthy: Lynda can be trusted with minor to major tasks, and won't give up until the requirements have been fulfilled. She believes heavily in trust, so she will personally see to it that she doesn't break others', no matter what it is.
- Headstrong: Lynda keeps her head held high, and takes on life and day to day tasks with determination and vigor. She can't imagine how others can't.
- Willpower: What ever she wants or needs to do, she pursues it aggressively, never giving up along the way. Her resolve to press on could be overwhelming to some, but sometimes it could rub off on others.
- I Won't Let You Fall: Whether someone is on the edge and about to give up, or is literally going to fall, she'll try to help them get back onto their feet and moving again. Quitting is not the answer, and she'll be sure that you know it.
- Supportive: Lynda is very supportive to close friends, and will help them with whatever they need. She will walk all the way across a city to buy you medicine if you're sick if she has to. Anything you want to do, she'll back you up on it as well (as long as she actually agrees with it, of course).
-Friendly: Lynda is usually friendly and easy going, and doesn't take much to befriend.

Negative Traits
- Hotheaded: Although she tries to stay calm, Lynda can't help but get angry easily; sometimes over the smallest things. She can't help it, and would apologize afterward, but it gets into trouble often enough for it to be a problem.
- Quick to Fight: Lynda much rather settle disputes in a fight than with a debate. She will openly challenge people in the middle of an argument if she thinks it isn't going anywhere.
- Grudge: Lynda has a nasty habit of holding on to grudges after the fact. It usually takes an apology, or something unfortunate to the other party to have her drop it.
- Fear of Failure: Lynda was raised around the importance of success, and her willpower refuses to accept it. If she fails at something major/important, she will mentally beat her self up about it until the problem is fixed, or enough time passes that it's not a big deal anymore.
- Safety?: She has very little regard about her own safety (and sometimes others') and is willing to put herself through any kind of hell as long as success is in reach. In a fight, she doesn't care about the physical damage she takes, causing her to walk away with injuries that could of been avoided.

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Bio
Lynda was raised by a wealthy family with high standards for their daughter, because she was an only child. Lynda never took too much interest into her parents' will for her to eventually take over the family business. At a young age, she always had a fascination with fighting. She play fought when she was a kid, and fought for real as she got older. Her parents couldn't accept this behavior from their daughter, and tried distracting her with "proper" skills, like playing the violin or learning how to cook.

Soon, reports from school started coming in about how many fights she got into with other students. It wasn't just shouting matches or hair pulling; full on coordinated events behind the school during lunch and after hours was the offense. Lynda's parents was horrified that their daughter would use her self defense boxing and kickboxing lessons to fight other students for fun. The school recommended a special summer camp and her parents were on board, despite their daughter's protest.


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Talents And Skills
Natural Born Fighter - Lynda has been fighting as long as she could remember, practicing boxing as often as she can. As a result, she is confident in her abilities to put someone down, and is much more eager for conflict than others.
Reflexes - She is quick to react and lighter on her feet than the average person.
Endurance - During all of her training and past fights, Lynda has learned to take a pretty big beating, while pain control lessens what she feels a bit.
Cooking - It doesn't look like it, but Lynda can cook rather well. She's pretty nonchalant about it, and won't tell anyone about it unless its necessary.
Violinist - Lynda knows how to play the violin, and is pretty good at it.

Fears
Failure - Lynda fears failing at just about anything. She was raised in a failure free household with high standards, so success is her only comfort.
Being Restrained - Lynda fears being tied up or restrained in any way; the feeling of being helpless isn't one she can't handle.
Rodents/Vermin - Any rats, mice, or similar species will have her running away, screaming.
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Family
Mother
Nina Romaine

Father
Dalton Romaine

-Siblings if any-
None

Family Description
Lynda knows her parents want her to reach new heights and have a bright future, but she thinks they're way to pushy. After all, they did pretty much outlaw failure in their household, and she was punished if any bad news came from anywhere. She still has a general like towards her family, but not as much as it could be. Both parents are invested into the family business, and there's some hostility about Lynda not wanting to be apart of it.




Reason For Getting There
Lynda participated in fights all over the school; from brawls to sanctioned events. Although most fights was for her enjoyment, fighting is fighting, and her parents would not allow such a thing to consume her daughter. Sending her to this camp seemed to be best to stamp out that nasty part of her life.

Likes
- Fighting
- Relaxing
- Playing the Violin
- Helping Friends
- Training
- Positive People

Dislikes
- Bugs
- Negative People
- Bullies
- Betrayal
- Failure




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Hair color
Brown

Eye color
Amber

Tattoos/Markings
Lynda has a few small scars from past fights, but they are all small enough to not stick out unless you search for them.

Height
5 ft. 7 in.

Brief Appearance Description
Lynda has a "healthy" look to her; fit, but not built. Normally some kind of smile is on her face, and her eyes compliment her hair, which is usually tied up in a ponytail. She dresses comfortably, but tries to make a good outfit of it in the process. She usually carries around a pair of black fingerless gloves that she slips on before a fight.



So begins...

Lynda Romaine's Story

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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

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Image It was sort of early morning and already people were showing up. It pleased Karuko in a way, because in a way, these students wanted to atleast try to better themselves, even if it was forced upon them. He wanted to help them in any way he could, even if they hated him in the end. It was worth it, if it only meant it helped them.

He couldn't help but chuckle the moment he saw students look for the teachers and didn't realized that he was one himself. This only pleased him, it had meant that he looked just as young as most of them did. But there was a little something that didn't please him, the sight of a little white cigarette. Of course he saw this, it was something he was looking for, one of many things.

"If you'll excuse me, gentlemen." Karuko's voice was soft and sweet. His smile was a little loving in some ways as he reached over to grab the cigarettes from behind Rezo. "I believe the signs say, no smoking." Pushing his way past and in between them he turned to face them head on, while smashing the cigarettes; he chuckled. "Please do follow the rules, trust me on this, you don't want to anger the Disciplinary teacher. I hear he has a very bad temper that doesn't end well with hugs and treats."

"Right so as that being said, if you'll handsome gentlemen would excuse me for just a moment." Karuko walked off before the two could have a chance of doing or saying anything. and just in those seconds Karuko pulled out his mini blow horn, letting it squeal very loudly to catch others attention.

"Good morning everyone. You all may call me Karu or Karuko. I am one of many teachers here. But you see, I will be the ONLY teacher that you'll ever meet. The others are hiding about amongst you. To make sure that you will not break rules and get away with it. If a teacher uncovers him/her self to you, that means you are expelled, it also means that your career life is over, no matter how rich you are or what business you must go into. We have spoken to those who some of you work with and your families for most of you. Trust me when I say, this is your last hope, so use it wisely."

He paused for a brief moment, rubbing the bandages on his head as he looked through a clipboard that he carried in his side pack. "Oh and the rules are signs boards all about this area, so you have no excuse to not know them, we even have them listed in every rooming bunk. When it comes to meals, they are at certain times, if you miss them, that is not my problem. You are allowed to have snacks in your room, but label them, if they are not labeled and someone takes them, we will not do a thing about it. Your stuff is your own responsibility, if you fight about it, you are gone." He looked through his clipboard again. "The Disciplinary Class will start at Noon Today. So be there on time, if any of you are late, you will be expelled. Apart from today, Everyday at 10am class will start and it will end at 5pm. Weekends are yours. The last and final rule is never leave campus, if you want anything come to me and I will order it for you." Putting the clipboard away he smiled softly. "Look I don't want you all to feel like this is hell, it's not, we give you at least 3 strikes before expelling you. So please, be careful. That's all, I'll go to your Room Bunks and check you all in, in about an hour. So settle in and chat around."

He put the microphone away and pointed at Rezo and Kojou, walking up to them. "I wont count this as your first strike out, so in the future please be more aware of your surroundings." He softly patted their arms.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Reiko Kuroki 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

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Lynda slipped her long sleeved shirt on before putting on and zipping up her jacket. Today was the day; the day where she had to go to some summer camp for troubled students. She scoffed as she tied her shoes. She wasn't troubled, she just liked to fight. Hell, when she was caught, it was during an organized event by the students. Sure, it was still fighting, and sure it was done by the students, but didn't a somewhat professional event count for anything? She bust her butt setting up that event, and as many as 32 students showed up to participate too. Things were going fine and there actually wasn't any injuries; it was just all for fun.

Still, she was nailed as the one responsible for the event, and now, this camp was her punishment. Great.

She packed her briefcase and slung her duffle bag over her shoulder and headed downstairs. She had already had breakfast, so all she needed was to find her-

As she rounded a corner, she bumped into her parents, standing with very stern expressions. Lynda stared back for a moment.

"Um..." She scratched the back of her head, trying to figure out what to say that won't upset her parents more.

"Well, i'm all packed up and had breakfast, so I'm ready to go now."

Her parents wordlessly walked outside and headed to the car. Lynda sighed as she walked out after them; her parents were so upset with her, they didn't even have anything to say. Normally, they would have chewed her out non stop, but after the day they found out about her "event", they signed her up, and barely said a word to her since.

Half the ride there was silent and uncomfortable. She had to say something.

"I'm sorry, okay? I'm really sorry. It's so hard to explain, but fighting gives me a rush I don't feel anywhere else. It was all for fun; I mean, no one even got hurt! No matter how much I apologize, you guys still stay pissed at me! What do you want from me?!"

She took a deep breath and tried to calm down, waiting on her parents' response.

"Lynda... you know what we expect of you." Her father started. It's bad enough that you were apart of that fighting event at school, but you organized it. That is unacceptable, and this camp will set you straight.

"Yeah... but-"

Her mother turned in her seat to face her, her eyes colder than usual. "We love you Lynda. You're our daughter. Until you finish this camp however, I can't find the will to completely forgive you. Prove to us that you mean it, because this is more serious than you think it is. Remember that as the summer goes on."

Lynda lowered her head in thought and a bit of anger. how can her parents be so unreasonably cold? Was it really that bad?

When she arrived at the camp, she said her goodbyes and watched her parents drive off. Turning to face the camp, it wasn't as bad as she thought it would of been for a disciplinary camp. Walking for a bit, she eventually found a big crowd near a bulletin board. She shrugged; it looked important enough to head for it.

As she neared the board, a man with light blue hair and a megaphone started addressing the crowd. She listened intently to everything he said; the last thing she wanted to do was be expelled and ruin her last chance. The whole hidden teacher thing could become a huge problem though. Se wasn't a trouble maker, she just liked to fight. There had to be some way to enjoy herself here without being expelled.

As she walked over to the board, all the people didn't look all that... delinquent-like to her. I guess trouble comes in all shapes and sizes. She even saw a guy grab some random girl's ass and keep moving. She thought it was his girlfriend, but he immediately went to a taller blond girl and was all over her. If he did that to her, she would uppercut him right in the jaw. How could anyone act so flirty from girl to girl like it was a sport? Didn't he have any shame?

Turning away from that scene, she walked over to the room listings and traced her finger along until she found her name.

"Room 3, huh...?" She mumbled. She also saw another name right above hers; her roommate? It was fine, as long as her roommate was cool. She headed for her room and opened the door. To her surprise, it looks like her roommate wasn't here yet. Strange, since she was a bit late. She placed her briefcase and duffle bag on the bed on the window side, deciding to unpack from now. First, she pulled out her violin and placed it on the night stand; last thing she wanted was to accidentally break it somehow.

She soon packed away her clothes, toiletries, and everything else. Now... for the final touch. She hung up a poster on her wall of two martial artists jumping in the air, both of them coming in for some kind of flying kick. She placed her hands on her hips and nodded her head. Now this felt more like home.

Putting the empty bags under her bed, she sat at the edge of her bed, and kicked swung her legs in thought of what to do. There was still some time before that class she had to go to, so she decided just to relax for now. Laying on her bed now, she just stared at the ceiling. Who knows, maybe her roommate will walk in soon and they could get to know each other.

"Here's to hopefully not a crappy summer."

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Character Portrait: Noda Asuka Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine

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Lynda stared up at the ceiling for several more moments. Yup. Bored.

She rolled off her bed and checked the time. "Still some time left."

Deciding to break her boredom, she walked outside looking for something to do. Remembering there was a lot of people at the bulletin board earlier, she headed over for some kind of social interaction. If she was going to spend a summer with a bunch of delinquents, she should at least see what they're like.

Arriving at the board a minute later, her plan hit a bump when she saw that most of the crowd was gone. Not a problem, there were still others here. Walking over to a random guy, she started to chat with him with some basic small talk questions. In the corner of her eye, she saw the short girl from earlier leave, come back, leave again, and come back again before they threw their stuff on the floor frustrated. We're they lost?

Lynda headed over to her, but slowed her pace when she pulled out a guitar and started to play a rather soothing song. It wasn't half bad actually; it made her wonder why someone like that was even here. An unfortunate circumstance like herself?

Stopping in front of the girl, she gave her a small round of applause.

"Hey, that's pretty good! You seem to know your stuff. I noticed you look a little... lost. You need any help?"

Lynda kneeled down a bit and offered her hand to help her stand up. She couldn't understand why someone so innocent looking could be in a place like this; poor girl must be terrified. Whatever she could do to help her, she was willing to do it. Just... not to the point of missing that class of course. She had to look out for herself too.

She also just remembered on how that random guy from earlier touched her. Is that why she was so upset? Poor thing, she needed to find that punk later.

"Name's Lynda by the way." She added.

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Character Portrait: Noda Asuka Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine

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Noda had already gotten into the song and was surprised to hear the sound of applause. Looking up from the strings of his guitar, he saw a girl standing in front of him, clapping.
"Hey, that's pretty good! You seem to know your stuff. I noticed you look a little... lost. You need any help?" He quickly began to size up the girl, giving her a glance-over. She was pretty tall, had brown hair, amber eyes. Now he was asking himself, what was her plan? After all, no one ever does anything without reason. Everyone's always expecting a benefit. Wait, was she even aware that he was a he? Probably not, considering the circumstances. Well, there was that one girl from before, the pink-haired one, but that's an exception. That pink-haired girl seemed overly perceptive.

It took a few seconds before Noda had realized the hand stretched towards him. If he didn't decide on something fast, there would be an awkward silence. Well, she doesn't seem to be aware that I'm a male. She claims she wants to help me, probably saw me walking earlier. I don't wanna admit it, but I have no idea where I'm going. I guess I'll rely on her help this one time. Quickly putting his guitar back in its case, he grasped the girl's hand, allowing himself to be helped up.
"Name's Lynda by the way." The girl said, after helping him up. Lynda, huh... "Nice to meet you, Lynda! I'm No-" he stopped himself mid-sentence. Wait. There's the possibility that she's only helping me because she thinks I'm a girl. I can't tell her my first name. Noda isn't a female name. Maybe I could tell her just my last name. That way, even if she looks at the list, I could just say they typo'd my first one. Then again, my roommate is a guy, but maybe I could convince her they may have been a mix-up and we could just go anyways. My lying abilities should be good enough for that.

Putting his trademark smile back onto his face, Noda replied, "I'm nobody special, but my name is Asuka, or Asu for short." He made sure he covered up his earlier stuttering as to avoid suspicion. "BUt yeah... I am kinda lost... I was trying to get to my room, but I ended up just walking in circles. My room number was number 6, I believe." This would work. As long as he continued his charade of the damsel in distress, he was sure this would work. "I hate to ask this because we just met, but do you think you could help me out?"



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Character Portrait: Noda Asuka Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine

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Lynda listened to the girl's plight, and her introduction. Lynda nodded her head, bouncing her name around in her head to memorize it.

"Well good to meet you, Asuka. I should be able to help you find your room. I live in room 3, so room 6 should be somewhere around it. C'mon, follow me."

Lynda waited for her to gather whatever she needed before heading off in the direction of room 6. She couldn't help but be curious of this young girl; what could she have possibly done to wind up in a place like this? Was she bullied, or a wolf in sheep's clothing? She winced when she remembered just how many people like that were at her school. Innocent in front of everyone else, and the school's alpha bitch when no one was looking. The curiosity was almost unbearable. Would Asuka be willing to answer if she even asked?

As she walked along, she lightly kicked a discarded cigarette and shoved her hands in her jean pockets. How can she word this without seeming too pressing?

"So... if you don't mind me asking... why exactly are you here mixed up in all this? You don't look like the "troubled" type of student like I've seen around. Hell, you look like one of the nicest people I've ever seen."

Lynda held her tongue from asking more; she didn't know this person, and asking this much of them could be uncomfortable.

"Of course, it's your business really. You don't have to answer if you don't want to." Lynda reassured her. Last thing she wanted to do was to make her feel uncomfortable. This place is probably scary enough for her already.

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Looking around at the ground where he had been previously sitting, Noda made sure that he had all of his belongings with him before following Lynda in the direction of the camp lodgings. He would have to memorize this route later. If not, hopefully his roommate would be willing to guide him around. That would make things easier.


"So... if you don't mind me asking... why exactly are you here mixed up in all this? You don't look like the "troubled" type of student like I've seen around. Hell, you look like one of the nicest people I've ever seen."

At first Noda was a bit surprised at the sudden question. Though, considering the purpose of the camp, it's only natural that people would be curious as to each other's circumstances. He didn't mind sharing his situation with others, but did he want to tell her the whole truth or just part of it... Not that there's much to tell of course. Or maybe he should not talk about it at all... would that be better for pretending to be a female? In the end, he decided he may as well say something rather than nothing at all.

"Uhm... Well, I'm actually doing pretty poorly in school. The only subjected that I've actually been passing was dramatic arts. The rest were... well, you get the idea I suppose." He answered, ending with an awkward laugh, "But, you know... sometimes it's not always a good thing to trust people just on how you see them." It wasn't the whole truth, but it was the generally idea, though his last comment might have been too out of the blue. Whatever, that was good enough for now. However, now that he's told some of his story, he figured he may as well try for some of hers. A little give and take, no? "So... Lynda... If you don't mind me asking, what about you?



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"Uhm... Well, I'm actually doing pretty poorly in school. The only subject that I've actually been passing was dramatic arts. The rest were... well, you get the idea I suppose. But, you know... sometimes it's not always a good thing to trust people just on how you see them."

Lynda nodded her head with understanding. I guess bad grades were a good reason to be sent here. If that was the case, Asuka was either a really good or dedicated actor. That thought mixed with the second thing she heard from her, had her thinking just if Asuka was who she seems to be. She had to remember that; not always a good thing to trust people on how you see them. Was that some kind of warning?

"So... Lynda... If you don't mind me asking, what about you?"

Holding up a clenched fist, she turned back to Asuka and proudly said: "I'm a fighter! I've fought people since I was young, and it gives me a rush like nothing else! I fight for fun, and "professionally"; rarely out of anger or a dispute. One day, I decided to hold a little fight club after school. I went out of my way to secretly send out invitations, and bring first aid if someone got really messed up. The turnout was great, and best of all no one was walking away with serious or notable injuries. I was pretty proud of myself, and everyone kept throwing compliments at me for how well I organized this thing."

Lynda laughed a bit as she remembered some of the fights that played out that day. "Man... I remember this one fight, this cocky guy was fighting someone smaller than him, but he didn't expect the guy to know karate! Next thing he knew, he was being flipped over the smaller dude's shoulder right on his back. You should've seen his face!" Lynda couldn't help but let out a good hearty laugh. Man, those were some good times.

However, her joy was soon replaced with disappointment, and her volume dropped a notch.

"Then, we were all busted. A teacher had found our spot, and we all got in trouble. No one wanted to take the biggest fall, so they all told her I organized everything. Everyone got a freakin' slap on the wrist, while I got sent here."

Letting out a sigh to calm her nerves, she faced Asuka again. "Sorry, I didn't mean to give you the long version. I just get a bit worked up thinking about it.

Lynda looked forward and saw room six was a short distance away. "Ah, there it is; room 6. Want any help with your stuff?" She offered.

Whether Asuka was the small girl she thought she was or not, being nice to someone isn't something that should take any thought. She only hated people who proved they deserve it.

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Character Portrait: Noda Asuka Character Portrait: Aki Kimura Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine

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A fighter, huh? Noda nodded slightly as the other girl spoke passionately about her circumstances. Of course, this would cause most people to be scared of the person in question, but she did say that she rarely fought out of anger.
If such a thing is true, that would mean this Lynda person had an adequate control of her feelings. At least, that's what Noda believed. Then again, as he had told her, you can never assume you know a person just by their looks. Noda himself was a prime example of that.

After her interesting story, the other girl had apologized for its length. "No, no! It's alright! It was actually an interesting story!" He objected, not needing to lie about it as he was truly intrigued by her tale. What could he say? There's a certain... curiosity that needs to be quenched when you can learn about another person's past.

"Ah, there it is; room 6. Want any help with your stuff?"

Following Lynda's gaze, Noda saw the building clearly labelled with the number six on its door. Judging from the door being slightly ajar, he believed it was safe to assume his roommate had already arrived and set himself up. There was no need to keep on this facade for longer than he had to. "Oh, no that's okay. You've done more than enough already!" He answered, giving her a bright smile, "I think my roommate is already there so, if anything, I could ask them for help. Thanks for everything!" With a quick bow of thanks, Noda picked up his pace towards the bulding.

As he neared the door of what would be his home for the duration of the camp, he begun to wonder what kind of person his roommate was. Noda knocked on the, already slightly open, door and opened it a bit more. Just enough for him to look inside without exposing more than his head. "Hello~?" he called out, checking to see if anyone would reply, "Is the other person who's staying here already present?"





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Character Portrait: Noda Asuka Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Karuko Aisukōrudo Character Portrait: Aki Kimura Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine

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Lynda smiled and waved Asuka off as she thanked her and started towards her room. Now, what should she do next?

As she turned to leave, she heard a familiar voice greet Asuka. It was the guy who had hopped from girl to girl earlier, touching and flirting with them. To her surprise, she heard him say something about being roommates and actually kissed her.

Now she was confused. What was their relationship? Do they even know each other? Is it allowed for a guy and a girl to room together? She wanted to go investigate, but decided against it. Both times that guy came onto her, she didn't protest or fight back or anything, so maybe she was cool with it? Whatever it was, it wasn't her place to jump in and try to do something. She still had to keep an eye on the redhead though; she didn't trust him at all.

Lynda found herself in front of her room, but along the way she saw the blue haired teacher from earlier walk into one of the other rooms, followed by a silver haired student walking outside. What was going on, room inspections? Why else would the teacher be walking into others' rooms? If it was an inspection, she had to make sure she was ready.

After opening the door and finding out her roommate still wasn't here, she went around and fixed up her room, making sure everything looked neat. Other than that, she didn't know what else to do; she wasn't hiding anything, and the lack of anything fun caused her to flop on her bed again. Maybe she could ask the teacher about the various classes they would be taking this summer if he headed this way.

Putting her arms behind her head and relaxing on the bed was all she could come up with as she waited for a bit more time to go by. Hopefully things would get more interesting soon; she was already bored with this camp. Hopefully the first class would liven things up a little.

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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

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Alex walked out from her room because the first class... thingy was going to start soon. She didn't want to participate because it felt ridiculous but still what could you do. As she closed the door and turned around she saw him again, just standing outside his cottage. Annoyed she walked right past him as fast as she could without running. She didn't feel like being close to him, she didn't even want to look at him, "Disgusting."

She entered what seemed to be a sport field indoors, which was surprising. She didn't think they would have that much things here, she had imagined it only being something like a school but in the woods. But apparently it wasn't. She looked around confused by what she saw, what was they supposed to do? Gymnastics? That was... odd. She looked around as the others started to gather in the hall, well she did remember seeing their faces around the bulletin board. But some was still new, she guessed that they had come sometime after her - or just stayed away from the groups of people. She was just about to start talking to the one next to her when Karuko showed up and once again an annoyed wrinkle showed up on her forehead. She was still annoyed at him for discussing the things she had in her bag.

"Good afternoon, I'm glad that everyone seems to have showed up. That's a good start." Karuko smiled slightly as he walked up to the things he had prepared before. "Now to the first class of the summer, it's going to focus on the physical. As you can see we have prepared boxing bags, mats and trampolines. Today’s class is mostly going to focus on trusting yourself and your balance - you are going to have to make a back flip on the trampolines. You aren't allowed to leave before you have succeeded with doing that."

Alex looked at the trampolines, a back flip? Are they being serious? Some of the people here doesn’t look like they have been doing anything more than sitting in their chairs for the last couple of years. How the heck are they supposed to do a back flip? She laughed slightly at the thought, she needed to see that it was going to be hilarious!

"If you see someone who needs help feel free to help that person, I'm going to help those who need extra attention since we don't want anyone getting hurt here at camp. When it comes to the boxing bags you can use them whenever you feel like you need to calm your nerves, they are going to be here all the time. And for the mats, you can fight there for this time. Let out all that you have left in you. That's it, no more fighting after this, these skills are here to balance yourselves and let everything out. After today the real lessons start."

Alex scratched her cheek and looked at the things, well yes she was angry at some people right now... but did she feel like fighting? No not really. She didn't even fight that much, well she did hit people sometimes... And kick them. But she never fought, at least she didn't think she did. So the boxing bags and the mats didn't feel that alluring, she didn't feel like getting beaten down at the moment. So naturally she went to the trampolines instead, it didn't seem that hard. If she was able to go down in bridge position she should be able to do a back flip on a trampoline right? She started jumping a little just to feel how it felt and prepared to do what they were assigned to do. But she didn't land on her feet’s, nor did she sit down on the ground after turning around in the air. Nope, she found herself lying down on her back on the trampoline just staring up at the ceiling. Well... this was harder than she had thought.

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Alright, it was time.

Walking out of her room, Lynda watched the general flow of students head towards the class they needed to attend. Following them to the destination, she gasped when she saw her "class".

Trampolines, boxing bags, mats for fighting, an entire sports dome; she didn't realize a small piece of heaven was in this camp. She almost couldn't contain her excitement when the teacher said that they could use the boxing bags whenever they wanted. The mats were for just this time only. If that was the case, she had to get the most use of it. After the teacher finished his speech she shrugged at his order for everyone to do a backflip on the trampoline. Not a problem; she didn't exactly do backflips for fun, but it shouldn't be too hard.

Climbing on one of the trampolines, she started to jump, each time going higher and higher. A smile broke out as she jumped and reached her maximum height. It was now or never she guessed. Looking around, she saw some attempts from other students, including a blonde that looked a little familiar to her attempt it to only land on her back. Lynda didn't want to show anyone up, but she really wanted to get to those mats.

The next time she went upwards, she bent backwards, holding her arms out to her side as she felt herself flip. The world rotated for a second before she landed on her feet.

"Ta da!" She chirped to the general public, hoping the teacher noticed. Now that back flipping was out of the way...

She quickly got off the trampoline and briskly walked over to the mats and boxing bag. She could always use the bag later, but these mats were a limited time deal. Lynda felt her heart pump as she stepped onto one of the mats. Memories of past fights she enjoyed and witnessed all came rushing back to her. Her lack of fighting was a little unfortunate when her parents kept such a close eye on her after finding out about her event. Now... she had a chance to enjoy her favorite hobby/passion again.

Lynda reached into her pocket and fished out a pair of black fingerless gloves that she then slipped on before cracking her knuckles. This was gonna be so much fun.

"Hey, any challengers? Don't be shy, step right up, I'll give ya a good challenge!" She openly announced to the people near her. With her arms folded and her head held high; she was more than ready for a little match with anyone.

"This place might not be so bad after all." She thought.

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After cleaning the room an unnecessary number of times, Noda heard the announcement for everyone to meet up at the indoor sports field. Hurriedly putting away all his cleaning materials, he put his guitar into its case and slung in onto his back, making a dash for the crowd already heading over. While he didn't really wish to rely on the guidance of others, he knew that if he tried going on his own he'd just get lost and arrive late, if at all. To make himself feel a bit better, he followed the crowd from afar as to avoid being seen. Upon entering the facility, he had to admit that he was awfully surprised. For a summer camp, this was strangely well kept. It was pretty clean, the equipment looked brand new. It is basically a muscle-head's paradise. He thought to himself, quietly snickering at his own joke.

The teacher's speech was long and boring. if Noda hadn't been standing and carrying his guitar, he probably would have fallen asleep. "Back flips, huh..." He mumbled to himself after the teacher had finished speaking. Noda was never really one to excel in physical education. Not that he particularly excelled at most of his classes anyways. Instead of going straight to the mats, as some people appeared to be doing, he decided to wait until everyone else was already done. Besides, there was a lot of time. Moving over to an unoccupied sparring mat, he slumped down and uncased his guitar. Since most people were probably focused on the trampolines, he figured he could sit here for now and move later when someone needed it. As he aimlessly plucked away at the guitar strings, not particularly playing any tunes, he watched as other people attempted the trampolines.

A blonde girl had made her first attempt at the trampolines, but that ended in a failure. As she tried to flip, she didn't quite flip far enough and just ended up on her back. It must be pretty difficult... Noda thought to himself. Shifting his eyes to another trampoline, he recognized the girl who had helped him earlier, Lynda. She had gracefully and easily executed a textbook back flip. Then again, she made it look too easy... Noticing that Lynda was making here way over to the other mats, Noda shifted his gaze elsewhere. He noticed his roommate slumped down on a bench looking down. The idea of taking this moment to explain the situation to him did occur, but was passed up. There would probably be a better time and place where a large scene wouldn't created. Soon enough his gaze returned to the others on the trampoline. Starting to put some rhythm into his music, he began to hum along to his strums of the guitar, waiting for others to finish up.

"Well, it's just a back flip. Just." He told himself, grinning. "This'll be fun." Noda had a plan for how he was going to do the back flip. He couldn't wait.

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Kojou wandered into the room a little bit on the late side compared to the rest of the crowd, but he still caught the full instructions from the teacher in question. However the idea of not being allowed to leave made him frown, if he started there, he'd never leave. Instead, he strode to the mats and sat...should someone come, he'd let them know he was the strongest. That said, he didn't refrain from watching others as they performed their backflips.

Alex didn't seem any happier than himself at the notion, however unlike himself she still attempted the trampoline first. He had to give her some credit in that department. Some brunette cleared the task easily enough, if anything she was probably holding back if his instinct meant anything. The next girl to catch his eye was a red head...the hell is she doing here try as he might, Kojou couldn't think of a reason for the girl to be here- she just seemed to innocent to be here in his eyes. Any further musing was interrupted when the brunette showed up on the mats.

"Hey, any challengers? Don't be shy, step right up, I'll give ya a good challenge!" Kojou couldn't keep a rather feral smile off his face at the announcement.

"I wouldn't call it a challenge, but you can go ahead and unleash the beast on my back. I have a couple kinks I need pounded out if you just want something to just beat on for a bit.Name's Kojou, you got a name or am I just gonna have to call you Brunette?" Kojou's tone was neither challenging nor condescending- a rarity as far as his mouth was concerned. He just genuinely didn't see the girl as a threat. However he still stood after making his statement, though as usual didn't take any kind of stance.

"Then again if you aren't interested, I'll take any and everyone else; hey teach, I don't suppose you're also on the list of 'people we can ask to dance'?" In truth, that teacher was the only one Kojou really wanted to fight at the camp so far...but then again he really hadn't tried to get to know of the guys at camp either. However something about the teacher was off, the guy wouldn't stick his neck out for no reason- he had to be strong...and nothing got Kojou going more than the chance to prove he's stronger than someone else.

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"I wouldn't call it a challenge, but you can go ahead and unleash the beast on my back. I have a couple kinks I need pounded out if you just want something to just beat on for a bit."

Lynda looked to her side and saw the silver haired man she got a glimpse at earlier. What surprised her a bit is that he was a lot taller up close; he easily was a few inches taller than her. Not to mention the fact he was pretty well built, and sturdy looking.

"Name's Kojou, you got a name or am I just gonna have to call you Brunette?"

Lynda smirked at his introduction; confidence isn't something this guy lacked.

"It's Lynda Romaine. You can just call me Lynn for short if you wanted, Kojou."

Making eye contact with Kojou's grey eyes was like looking down the barrel of a gun. She saw a killer instinct in his eyes, the types that fighters and other violence prone people all seemed to present. The grin he held was... feral, strong, bloodthirsty. Lynda felt her adrenaline starting to pump.

Perfect. This was what she wanted.

"Then again if you aren't interested, I'll take any and everyone else; hey teach, I don't suppose you're also on the list of 'people we can ask to dance'?"

He was even taunting the teacher? She couldn't let this opportunity go to waste.

"Now I guess I could use your back as a punching bag, but don't you think an actual sparring match would be more fun? If this is the only time we could fight without a penalty, why not take advantage of it?" She offered.

She backed up a few steps before continuing. "I can see it in your eyes, Kojou; you're a fighter just like me. Whether you thrive on it or not I can't tell, but does it matter? Tell you what, let's make a deal," She persuaded, stretching her arms a bit in preparation for a possible fight.

"If you win, I'll pound out those kinks in your back for you. If I win however, you give me a back massage. How's that sound?"

Smirking, she eagerly waited for his response. It was no doubt he was bigger and stronger than her, but she had a dexterity advantage for sure. Unless he started doing cartwheels and backflips, she'd be able to run circles around this guy.

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"Now I guess I could use your back as a punching bag, but don't you think an actual sparring match would be more fun? If this is the only time we could fight without a penalty, why not take advantage of it?" The-Lynda's offer would normally be something Kojou would pass on. It wasn't a chivalry thing or even a sexist thing, he'd just yet to have a female opponent that could get him going. However, she looked itching to fight- so much so that even he recognized the smile on his face was widening.

"I can see it in your eyes, Kojou; you're a fighter just like me. Whether you thrive on it or not I can't tell, but does it matter? Tell you what, let's make a deal,if you win, I'll pound out those kinks in your back for you. If I win however, you give me a back massage. How's that sound?" Lynda's continued fight prep only served to capture Kojou's attention little-by-little. In fact, he actually couldn't resist the urge to gauge her own eyes after her proclamation. There, he experienced his first surprise; Amber Kojou hadn't seen eyes that color before, which distracted his thoughts a bit. But as he looked closer, her eyes began to look familiar: dilated pupils, and an inferno of energy just waiting to get out.

" Lynda...you sure know how to talk dirty." For the first time since the initial encounter, Kojou's mind moved away from a certain teacher. After all, Lynda was right in front of him...and had a fighting spirit that he just felt obligated to step on. However, Kojou would be the first to admit- his own blood wasn't pumping. Oddly enough, this didn't excite him enough... he tried to make sense of what he'd seen from her thus far, but it just registered as 'familiar' and he couldn't place it.

" So then, let's see if you can actually get down and dirty too. Who knows, this might actually be fun." In time with his words, Kojou began to advance forward...just a walk and again without doing anything that would indicate he was about to fight. Given the ease of her backflip, she had the movement advantage. What he wanted to know was could she actually hit hard enough to hurt, and her speed. Kojou knew running wise he wasn't fast, in fact he expected he to win there too; his strikes and blocks on the other hand were quick, to the point he could play with most opponents.

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Image Putting two fingers inside his mouth, he let out a loud whistle. "Alright class listen up. You must at least attempt a backflip right now. So gather around the Six Spaced Trampoline. Only six at a time. And also. I changed my mind. None of you may leave until Everyone has made at least one back flip. So learn to work together and help each other out."

After saying that he smiled at everyone, holding his clipboard right in front of him. With a soft chuckle he walked over to the front doors and locked it with a huge thick pad lock that hung from one side of the door. The back door was also the same. "Bathrooms are to your right and snacks are to your left."

Image The day was still long and it was no where near night just yet. But already Karuko was tired and wanted to go to bed. Softly be mumbled to himself and headed back to the trampolines, sitting down on a chair that was their for just himself.

Quietly he went through his clipboard, softly rubbing his lips as he thought while he read. He was studying up on the list of peoples fears that are here before him. It always helped him with ideas and ways to help them, but other times it will turn for the worst. So think of ways that could help them, who knows. He though, has yet to fail to help someone, even if they didn't want help, he still did it.

Sliding his fingers from his lips he rubbed his jaw while glancing over his students. They really weren't bad kids. they were just kids who didn't know where to go in life. Kids who didn't have anyone to trust or fall on when they needed it. So the only thing was to rely on was this. Which was sad, but atleast they had a place to be.

Looking down his cleared his throat softly, touching his chin with his other arm crossed under and over his chest. His one leg crossed over the other and held the clipboard in his lap. "If any of you ever needed someone or something. You can talk to me or ask me, when ever you like, anytime of the day or night. Please don't any of you forget that. I understand that I am just a teacher, but I too was once where all of you are today. I at least understand this much. But if not me, talk to each other. Open up, this may very well be your only chance to let everything out."

With that he fell into silence, eyes closed and arms crossed over his chest. Slowly he looked up at everyone with his deep sky blue eyes, almost the color of a white blue. They were soft and caring, so they would understand that what he says is the truth and no lies within.

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" Lynda...you sure know how to talk dirty."

Was that a yes?

" So then, let's see if you can actually get down and dirty too. Who knows, this might actually be fun."

Definitely. He was walking towards her with that look in his eye.

Lynda took a step back and got into a stance; her hands were neck high, and she lightly bounced on her heels, ready to move when necessary. The environment around her seem to darken and Kojou seemed to grow a bit brighter to her as she focused. No one else mattered other than the opponent, and her immediate surroundings. She paid careful attention to him, counting her advantages to his.

Height and power advantage.

her eyes lowered to his arms as they swayed while he walked.

Reach too. This could be tough. The only up I have on him is speed, so i'll have to get creative with it.

"Good luck!" She told him with a smile. This was all for fun, and she planned on enjoying every moment of it. The teachers, the students, her own well being, none of it mattered right now. There was only one thing she saw right now; the tall silver-haired fighter approaching her. Feeling the adrenaline surge she missed fill her body once more, she exhaled with a bit of excitement and anticipation. She had to stay calm and focus; she was pretty sure this guy could chuck her across the room if he wanted.

A few more steps from Kojou and she quickly hopped over to his left side and threw a quick left jab to his side. The intent of the punch wasn't to hurt, but just to bump him a bit, and to test how quick his reflexes were.

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Kojou's casual approach left him with time to watch and observe, Lynda's high hands and weird bouncing posture bugged him with how he recognized but couldn't place the movement. The fact she also paid more than a little attention to his arms also didn't escape escape his sharp eyes. That was when things finally fell into place...boxing; Kojou fought to keep his face straight at the realization. He inwardly chastised himself for not recognizing it sooner.

"Good luck!" Kojou couldn't keep the sharp exhale of air from his nose at the humor of the notion. The back of his skull told to move and his foot itched. His body recognized that he was in kicking range but he forced out that next step, and a second one then finally he began a third leading with his left foot. Lynda immediately sprang into action at that point, however Kojou had been to busy daydreaming and missed the important matter of seeing where she moved in a timely fashion.

Kojou inwardly cursed while turning to catch up with the girl, his motion brought him square with the jab. His left elbow burned the entire motion, something of a combat instinct telling him to intercept. But Kojou instead opted to ignore instinct, if this was a play fight he was better off ignoring his natural urges...even if his cost him some speed. As the punched closed in, Kojou felt his weight shift lower as his right foot slid for the pivot. Just before impact, his body tensed up against the blow and he exhaled while his body began a slight tilt back to help absorb the blow in advanced. When the punch landed it still stung, but the pain was easily within the range Kojou could just mentally dismiss. He still stutter stepped back so Lynda couldn't go for a full combo without advancing.

" So there's the play punch, how's that compare to the real one?" Kojou's stance could still only be described as 'walking' but his body was more controlled: elbows in and feet slightly further apart.

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Lynda was a bit surprised as her fist lightly collided with Kojou's side; she half expected for him to dodge or block. It did look like he made some attempt to defend, but just... didn't. Actually, did he take the hit on purpose? This had the gears in her mind turning, trying to figure out just what strategy this guy was using. Maybe he was one of the "I won't block any punches because I can take them all" types. An immovable wall that demoralizes attackers by making them think their offense was useless.

Then again, she could just be over-thinking it.

" So there's the play punch, how's that compare to the real one?"

Lynda watched as Kojou's stance seemed to change; it looked more controlled, maybe even defensive and alert than his walk earlier. She smirked at his question. He knew she was pulling her punches, and then went into a a better stance. Was he testing her right back? Or just mocking her, thinking that was the extent of her strength?

"If you want me to hit harder, just ask. I don't want to break bones without consent or anything." She teased as she raised her hands again.

Alright, lets see how he handles this. Let's try a good old fake out.

Quickly deciding to change tactics to test his actual defense, Lynda kicked off with her right foot and dashed forward towards him before shifting to the right to try to get him from an angle. When she got close enough, she took an extra step forward to get a bit closer for pressure in his personal space and threw two left jabs towards his chest, but faked out the second jab to follow up with a right hook towards his jaw.

She was sure to still hold back the power of her punches, but put a bit more force into it to entertain his taunt earlier.

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"If you want me to hit harder, just ask. I don't want to break bones without consent or anything." Kojou lightly chuckled at what he could only assume was a playful retort. Lynda's near immediate dash back into reaction resulted in him having to force his knee down creating a twitch like movement. He was started to get annoyed with the girl's ability to make his body react seriously, Kojou had no intention of throwing kicks in a play match against a boxer.

Lynda quickly entered his reach and then near immediately her own due to the less than extreme difference in their height. He to make his own step forward to match her advance with is own. His right palm reflexively launch forward into the oncoming fist, the sound of flesh hitting flesh was his only recognition of impact. The withdrawal of her fist left his hand to continue forward again albeit with far less speed,but was brushed by a second blow on its continued trip towards Lynda's waist. A slight roll of the girl's right shoulder was all Kojou consciously registered as his right hand sought to intercept the bicep behind the coming hook.

In the meantime, Kojou's lower body took a more offensive approach. He skimmed his right foot forward again,setting it slightly behind Lynda and pitching his weight forward. Provided he could actually get a hold of the girl, his weight and momentum should do the rest.

Doubt I'll get this opening a second time,better hope she's as bad on her back as most boxers...well...maybe not that bad. Kojou found himself somewhat amused at the unintended double meaning of his thought. Sadly the current situation wasn't simple enough for him to think himself clever so much as irritated by his own distraction. He had a hunch that Lynda was enough like him that he'd have to stop denying his natural reflex in blocking from this point on as well.

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Lynda felt her first jab blocked then her second one deflected down to her waist. Her right hook looked like it was going to hit, but was blocked as well. His reflexes were pretty fast to be able to effectively block her punches like that; he truly was the fighter she thought he was.

Before she could figure out her next move, she felt his foot slip slightly behind hers. Thinking he was trying to kick her in the legs, she lifted her foot to dodge.

Going for my legs huh? That's not gonna - what?!

Kojou's weight pushed into her and she tripped over his foot, causing her to fall backwards.

Shit! She mentally cursed for not seeing the maneuver coming. The last thing that she needed was to be off her feet. Damn it, did Kojou know that a boxer isn't good off their feet?

Wait, everyone knows that.

She wasn't completely defenseless however, as long as she used her dexterity right.

As she hit the mat with a small "Oof!" she quickly curled into a ball and rolled backwards onto her feet. It was a little sloppy in execution but the important thing is that she wasn't on her back. Standing up and going in a defensive stance, she ignored the small pain in her neck for the incorrectly executed roll.

I have to protect my legs better than that; if he gets me on the ground, there isn't much I can do.

She quickly looked around to see what was going on around her. Everyone was still doing their activities as normal, but their little scuffle had attracted some attention from a few students. Some were pointing or talking with other, while some let out small cheers. One thing was for sure, this few people would turn into a crowd soon if this lasted too long. Even though they were allowed to fight this time, a crowd might not be a good idea; some people might get the idea to hop in, or the teachers may not feel comfortable about the magnitude of the fight and break it up.

If that was the case, she couldn't let this last too much longer.

"Hey Kojou, this is starting to build a crowd. I give it another 30 seconds to a minute before this gets too big to be just for fun anymore. Let's wrap this up soon." She told him in a low enough voice that most people nearby wouldn't hear.

She remained in her defensive stance with her arms up, waiting for him to make a move first.

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Kojou felt more than a little smug when Lynda's body began to move towards the ground with his, after all this effectively meant it was his win. However, upon hitting the ground Lynda managed to roll back out of his grip and returned to her feet.

Is she some kind of eel? Kojou couldn't wrap his brain around just how Lynda managed to move like that at all, much less about the fact she did it so quickly. The surprise left him blinking stupidly down on the mat for a bit; time that let him finally realize there was an audience to his failure. It was something that made him a little mad, with a grunt Kojou practically threw himself to his feet instead of standing the normal way. Lynda had recognized the crowd too, but unlike himself it appeared the matter bothered her a bit.

"Hey Kojou, this is starting to build a crowd. I give it another 30 seconds to a minute before this gets too big to be just for fun anymore. Let's wrap this up soon.

She better not be retreating because she believes she won. This fight has been anything but fun with how little has actually happened, but she and everyone here need to recognize...I'M the big dog here. Kojou's face tightened as his temper flared with his thoughts. For some reason, the defensive posture Lynda took seemed to be mocking him...Kojou was happy to oblige.

Too hot, cold fury...heat is wasted effort.

" Alright, I was starting to get bored anyways, so let's finish it in the next exchange." Kojou managed to reign his emotions in before making one final approach. He wouldn't be swinging full force, but from here on out a shadow of how he really fought would be visible. Kojou finally brought his hand up from his sides, right hand barely above the bend in the elbow while the left leveled with his chin...an opened handed copy of something he'd seen from American UFC. Kojou had found it gave him a lot of arm freedom but couldn't explain why he kept his hands open instead of closed.

Kojou's approaching steps were more controlled now...more skim than step. This time went in leg range, he let his left foot out as a low kick. When the foot met the ground, his left hand clenched and shot forward as an unrotated jab to Lynda's body. Kojou knew his strikes were deceptively fast for his size, and he always used that to his advantage.

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"Alright, I was starting to get bored anyways, so let's finish it in the next exchange."

Bored? Lynda felt a bit... disappointed when Kojou said that. He wasn't having fun? Well then, her last move should be entertaining shouldn't it? She landed a punch, and he knocked her off her feet, so it was 1-1. This last exchange was the unofficial tie-breaker.

She watched Kojou raise his hands into a stance before almost floating over he moved so fast. Lynda almost dropped her defensive stance to dodge, but held her stance instead. When Kojou got close enough, he threw a low kick; once again going after a boxer's weakness.

Ah, so he was actually trying to kick her in the leg this time. In response of not wanting a repeat from earlier, Lynda lifted her leg again to dodge the low kick, but her eyes widened when she saw his left fist headed straight for her body.

No way... his punch is fast - TOO fast!

She couldn't fathom a guy his height throwing a punch that fast. Sure, his reflexes were great, but his offense too? They were tied right now; a final hit from him and the fight would be his. She felt a small fire in her gut in that exact moment - a signal she would feel in past fights when she needed to do something, and quickly. For fun or not, losing wasn't an option.

She mentally scolded herself knowing she wouldn't be able to block it in time. There was only one thing she could do.

She couldn't block. She couldn't dodge. The only option?

I gotta hit back!

Throwing her personal safety out of the window and gritting her teeth, she planted the foot she lifted one step closer in towards Kojou, and threw a right punch towards his face while getting ready for the impact of the inevitable blow to her midsection.

Sure enough, it came. Her punch halfway to Kojou's face was almost interrupted by his fist colliding with her core, causing her to wince in discomfort as some of the air was pushed from her body. Even holding back, his punches packed some weight to them.

Her fist never flew off course however, and she prayed it connected, or she owed the guy a back massage.

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Kojou felt assured of his victory with his punch, something just felt right about it. However, Lynda proved to have one last trick up her sleeve. Before he could finished his punch, the girl just leaped right into it with a punch of her own...destination his face.

You gotta be kidding me. The silent complaint screamed in Kojou's skull. After all, the girl had managed to deny him the advantage of reach for one. Then she used her right hand, something he'd normally be able to intercept with his left elbow. However his unrotated punch left that beneath his arm, and he'd have to prematurely end his own blow to guard- which would take to long to do anyways! Nor could he simply lean back out, Lynda had beaten that as well when she dove into his fist with her posture. In short, he was stuck having to watch the entire affair: his arm kept extending to drive her back, and her arm just got that much more room to accelerate. While his eyes processed the whole sick joke in slow motion, Kojou could only tuck his chin and hope to grit out the incoming hurt.

An eternity later, in came the delivery: split second loss of vision, ringing ears, and a quick order of dizziness on the side with a headache for desert...your classic boxer punch. Kojou's posture kept his neck from loosening, so he'd had to roll his head with the impact. In a minute or two...he'd feel that two; the only good thing was he'd eaten enough blows like this to keep driving his own forward and hold his ground anyways. As his own blow completed to throw Lynda back, he was glad he'd chosen a solid stance...it disguised his disorientation long enough for a quick recovery. He stepped into a normal stance, just in time for his neck to start hurting. Kojou began to grind his right knuckles into the sore tissue.

In a real punch out, that would be her win...she nearly got my chin. Full force, and I'd be out cold- or course full force is a whole different game. Of course, there was no hiding that he was currently hopped up on adrenaline. However that was something he figured the both of them could enjoy. However, he still made a show of acting like he hadn't been hurt...or at least minimize the appearance of injury.

" Now THAT one was fun, got some adrenaline and everything- also the first time I've met someone willing to dive INTO a punch. Puppy tap or no, that takes a special kind of crazy-I'm half tempted to make you mine." Even though Kojou was purely talking to talk at this point, he couldn't keep the excitement off his face.

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Lynda stepped back with a hand on her midsection to try to soothe the blow away; leaning into a punch hurt a bit more than tying to defend from one.

The ache subsided quickly with Kojou's apparent excitement. Her punch had connected, and he seemed to use it as a boost to his adrenaline. His emotions seemed to be quiet and calm until this moment - he was almost giddy like a kid opening Christmas presents. Interestingly enough, he didn't seem to be all that fazed by the punch she managed to connect.

" Now THAT one was fun, got some adrenaline and everything- also the first time I've met someone willing to dive INTO a punch. Puppy tap or no, that takes a special kind of crazy-I'm half tempted to make you mine."

Lynda laughed a bit at his enthusiasm. She loved it when her opponents and the crowd were entertained. She awkwardly rubbed the back of her head with the whole "half tempted to make you mine" comment. It was flattering, but she didn't know how to reply to it. She was a fighter, not a lover. She had thought about relationships in the past, but she hadn't even considered any. She never searched either, believing that it'll happen on it's own.

She found it hilarious that a punch to the face half tempted someone to "make her his." What would 2 or 3 punches get? A meal at a 5-star restaurant?

"I bet you say that to any girl who gives you a fight, huh?" She joked, not knowing what else to say. Seeing as the fight was done for now, she slipped off her gloves and stuffed them into her pocket.

"That was fun, and we should do it again sometime. For now, I'm gonna go and take five. I'll see you later, Kojou."

With that, she turned and started to head towards the other side of the room. Small complaints were heard from the small audience watching them, disappointed that the fight didn't last longer or explode into a bloodbath like they were hoping. Lynda herself wanted to keep going, but she knew what would happen if they did; she's seen it too much over the years.

Walking past the trampolines, she noticed several more people were trying to accomplish their backflips. Some were succeeding, like that perverted guy from earlier. She took a mental note that he was more nimble than he looked.

Watching everyone else, it was a mixture of progress and setbacks.

I hope these people get it soon, or we'll all be here forever. If it takes too long, I'll have to go and start helping people.

Of course, Lynda didn't mind helping people, but helping a group of this size would be exhausting.

Finding a spot at a wall she noticed the blonde girl from earlier, one of the first ones on the trampolines. If she was on the side now, maybe she finished already?

Lynda leaned against the wall before sliding down to a sitting position, letting out a relaxed sigh. She fought someone, handled her backflip - today wasn't too bad of a day. Now... it was time to relax until she started to feel enough pity on the people struggling to flip that her good nature forces her to go and help.

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Noda sighed as he closed the entrance to the building behind him. He was just sitting down, playing his guitar, when he suddenly started feeling ill. He had left the gym-like area in search of the nurse's office, which took him a solid 5 minutes to find. After a while of resting, he left the nurse building and started on his way back. "I bet everyone already finished by now..." He muttered to himself, as he entered the building for the second time that day. Though he doubted anyone noticed his absence, he was thoroughly surprised to find that people were still milling about. Half relieved and half disappointed, Noda returned to the mat where he was before.

It seemed as though he had missed quite a lot during his absence. His roommate, Aki, seemed to be getting along with some blonde haired girl over in one area. The girl who had helped him earlier, Lynda, seemed to be getting along with some white-haired guy. Though they both seemed to be in pain, why was that? He wasn't too keen on the idea of being uninformed, so he decided he may as well ask someone what went down. The two people that he was relatively acquainted
were Aki and Lynda, so his choice ultimately came down between the two of them. Though his choice wasn't much of a choice as he immediately started walking towards the latter, guitar slung across his back. Not that he had anything against Aki, it's just that he felt he should keep his distance until a little misunderstanding was resolved.

Noda walked over to Lynda who was sitting against a wall. Kneeling down in front of her, he gave her his best actor's smile. "Hiya, Lynda." He said cheerfully. "What happened to you?" Giving his head a little tilt, he gave her a small pout.

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Lynda relaxed for a bit, slowly feeling her bumps from the earlier match subsiding. She was satisfied at the moment, and had no intention of getting up or doing anything any time soon. She wasn't paying attention to the blonde next to her, but she heard her saying... something.

"Hiya, Lynda. What happened to you?"

Lynda looked back to see Asuka standing there, a cheery tone, but a small pout on her face.

"Oh hey, Asuka! Oh... um... I'm fine really." She said with a smile.

There was no reason to lie to her right?

"You know the mats over there? We're actually allowed to fight on 'em, so I had a little sparring match with a tall white-haired guy named Kojou. I'm a little bumped up, but i'm fine."

The annoying pain in her neck decided to remind her of it's existence.

"Well... my neck hurts a bit, but it'll go away soon." Rolling her neck to try to soothe the ache, she looked over at the trampolines and saw the perverted guy get off. He didn't look happy.

She heard some key words: Mean bitch, stick up your ass, fuck it, offer to help, fail; just bits and pieces of the conversation, but obviously he wasn't happy. Just what were they talking about?

"What's his problem?" Lynda nodded her head towards the guy, hoping Asuka could answer. After all, they were roommates.

Wait... that's right! They were roommates! Just what the hell?

Lynda didn't want to bombard her with questions, but she just had too at this point.

"Are you two really roommates? I thought they didn't group guys and girls together. Do you even know him? With the way he was touching you earlier, and how he even kissed you, you two must be close somehow. I mean, I didn't see you resist or anything, so... yeah." She eventually trailed off.

Of course, Lynda knew this was none of her business, but the curiosity was starting to get to her. She needed to know if she needed to get involved. Actually, why did she need to know? Why did she feel so... protective whenever Asuka was around? One quick look reminded her; she definitely looked like she didn't belong here, like anyone could push her around if they wanted to.

Lynda mentally sighed. Being a good natured person was taxing sometimes, but if she felt that she would be really uncomfortable if she didn't try to do something.

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Noda gave a little nod as Lynda explained what had occurred to her in his absence. He did recall seeing her by the mats before he had left for the nurse's office. After glancing d the area once more, he found a white haired male who also seemed to be slightly in pain, that must have been her sparring partner.

What's his problem?

Following the gaze of the other, Noda looked towards his roommate, Aki. He couldn't help but let out a nervous, forced laugh, imagining a sweat drop form over his head. "I don't t has that much of a problem..." He said half-heartedly, "Just a little misunderstood... I guess..." He tried to put the in a good light, but felt more like he was trying to convince himself more than anyone else.

Are you two really roommates? I thought they didn't group guys and girls together. Do you even know him? With the way he was touching you earlier, and how he even kissed you, you two must be close somehow. I mean, I didn't see you resist or anything, so... yeah.

Noticing the sudden trail off near the end of her remark, Noda let his head hang low letting his hair cover his eyes. Now here is his dilemma, does he allow her to continue believing that he I or come clean and admit he is a guy...? After a few quick seconds of mulling it over, he decided to continue his ruse a while longer. While he did want to come clean about it as to avoid numerous misunderstandings, he couldn't help but believe that there would be equal ore amounts of problems if he did admit it. Not to mention that the person who was asking him had no qualms about knocking someone to next Tuesday, as far as he knew. If she found out he had been pretending this entire time who knows what would happen?

"Ah... well, you've got it wrong, okay?" He replied, once again putting on his acting mask. "We're roommates, yes, but I am unsure as to why... and we're not in a relationship or anything... it's just that I kinda had a slow reaction time at that moment... or something."

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Glancing over at Aki, he seemed to have no problem doing a backflip. Taking note of this, Karuko thought to up the skilling on him. If this was easy and Aki trusted himself, it was only fair to test what else. And it also seemed that ever he was talking to Alex about, didn't look like it went very well. Karuko would have to watch those two more carefully, here on out.

Alot of work to do and camp had just started. Joyfulness is about to be blissed. There was something though that did interest Karuko, and that was the look on Kojou's face after playing around with Lyn. He was like a child, he had a kiddush way of showing his excitement, something that he didn't notice. But in all honesty, it didn't look bad at all on him. The guy was or is a very attractive person, he had alot going for him, so why did it turn out that he had to end up here? Of course Karuko knew why it was, but he never knew, why, He never knew Kojou's why.

Karuko narrowed his eyes slightly, he could hear Aki and alex starting to get a little loud and when Aki had told Alex that she had a..'stick up her butt(ass)', this had slightly angered him. He never liked it when men mistreat women no matter how they look or treat us men, sometimes. It was inappropriate. Yes the fact was, that he heard it all, the whole conversation. And despite people talking or doing what they needed to do, Karuko had Hawk ears. This was one moment that he didn't wish to hear.

Getting up from his seat he ignored what the others were doing and casually walked over to Alex. Sitting down next to her. he stared at the trampolines. And at the people trying to attempt a backflip. "I wouldn't put it to heart, things like this were difficult even for myself." He smiled softly at Alex tilting his head a little. He was referring to the trampoline but a bit towards Aki as well.

Leaning in a bit, he lowered his voice into a light whisper that only she could hear."The trick is to relax and trust yourself. Sometimes it helps to just close your eyes and let your body just go with it. Karuko laughed and smiled his easy going smile, his pure white perfect teeth showed and it seemed to make his eyes bluer. "I mean the back flip of course.

"Hey,...I might be a teacher, but if there is something wrong, or you are being harassed. Let me know and Ill take care of it. Secretly of course, so you wont look like a tattle tale. He patted her head softly. Her hair was a bit rough, but still soft by the roots. And now that he got a better look at her, she was a bit of a cutie. Just like a small baby fox or kitten. She also had feature of a child, it suited her too.

It amazed him sometimes how teens could look so cute, but act how they did. Of course he was once one of them as well, but still, it did amaze him everytime. They could be doing better, even if their lives are the worse, why wouldn't they try bettering themselves? It was hard but worth it in the end.

Taking his attention away from Alex, just to smile at Noda and Lyn. As his way of saying hello to them. If you actually looked at it, Karuko could be mistake for a teen here at this place, the only thing that made him seem like a teacher was his clipboard and whistle. If that. He was getting up there in age, but never did he once look it.

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If Lynda could turn this into a comic, it would be called "The Adventures of Super Teacher."

Seriously, the teacher Karuko walked over and disabled the argument between perv and blonde w/piercings. It was a decent amount of volume in this place, how did he hear them over everything? His methods seemed to work pretty well, and interestingly enough, reminded her of how a parent takes care of their child; lots of kind, encouraging words and head patting. She half expected for the blonde to retort in some way about being patted twice, but she just accepted it both times. Not only that, she got up and headed straight for the trampoline after he left.

One hell of a pep talk I guess.

To her surprise, "Super Teacher" walked over to Kojou. She couldn't hear what they were saying from this distance, but the two taking off shirts was a language she understood. There's no way they could be fighting.

Lynda sprung out of her seat when Kojou made a move and attacked the teacher. They were fighting? What?!

Kojou's attacks were fast, much faster then when he fought her, indicating that he didn't seem to be holding back. Super Teacher Karuko dodged the first two, and caught Kojou's knee without too much effort. A sparkle seemed to appear in her eyes as she watched. Holy shit...

To her disappointment, Karuko seemed to end the fight, put his shirt and bandages back on, and headed over to the trampolines to where a red head was sitting, possibly writing/drawing something. He talked to her for a bit, wrapped her ankle in some bandage, left, and came back with an ice pack? How did he know that she was even hurt? Especially in the middle of everything else he was doing? She had to admit, the guy had the eyes of a hawk, and the hearing of something... that hears well.

"Damn Super Teach... way to stay on the ball." She mumbled with a smirk.

Looking up at Asuka, she nodded her head towards Karuko.

"Guy seems to really know what he's doing, huh?"

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Lynda watched with some amusement as Kojou didn't even put his shirt back on as he shoved his way past several students and got onto the trampoline in a huff. Well, someone was pissed. She could even feel it from here. Maybe he just wanted to get the back flip out of the way so he could go. So they all could go.

She kept her eyes on him as he attempted it, only to watch him fail. She saw the blond girl break out in laughter next to him before she started to speak to him, but she couldn't hear it over the noise of the other students. Noticing that she also recently failed, maybe it was time for her to get involved. The back flip was no problem for her; how hard could it be to teach someone else?

Slowly rising to her feet, she stretched and headed over to the trampolines. The people nearby all seemed to be talking about the half of a fight that happen a few moments ago, and how to get everything done so they can finally leave. For once, Lynda was up for leaving; she felt they were there long enough, and just the people having problems with the back flips were the ones starting to hold everyone back.

Approaching the trampolines, Lynda thought of the best course of action. Coach or demonstrate?

Demonstrate. I should show them how it's done. She mentally decided.

Getting into the trampoline she picked a spot and called out to the two to get their attention. Hopefully, they would be willing to cooperate; especially Kojou in the state he's in.

"Hey Kojou! Blondie! I see you two need some help handling this whole back flip thing. I can show you how I did it, but you have to do exactly what I say, or your gonna land on the back of your neck. You two up for it, or should I just get outta your hair?"

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Kojou's temper instantly flared up when Alex poked her fun, he opened his mouth for an angry retort before he realized she might be talking about his back plant.

"Well Alex, I'm fat- what's your excuse," Kojou halfheartedly joked back at Alex in regards to her fun. It was around the same time Lynda announced with her own greeting and offered to help. Pride literally being the only reason he didn't immediately take the girl up on her offer.

" Lynda- Alex, Alex-Lynda oh and Kojou meet center of attention...glad we got introductions out of the way." Kojou rather mechanically and lazily waved off his flat toned introduction while sitting up. "Also Lynda you arrived just in time for the vote on whether I should strip while doing this." Kojou's tone was half joke, half serious- since his prided strength had failed him today he was willing to use his mouth more. He also gave a deliberately long pause before continuing and deliberately rose a hand while putting on the most innocent expression he could muster.

" On a more serious note, Lynda I want nothing more than to get out of here. But I'm fairly certain you've had your hands on me enough to tell how flexible I am. Short of a miracle, everyone might get stuck here all camp just due to me alone." A grin of mischief flashed on his face while stating those lines.

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"Hey Kojou! Blondie! I see you two need some help handling this whole back flip thing. I can show you how I did it, but you have to do exactly what I say, or your gonna land on the back of your neck. You two up for it, or should I just get outta your hair?"

Was it just Alex or did everyone seem to call her Blondie? Wasn't there other things they could say, more creative things? Like... something else. Alex wasn't the one to ask when it comes to creative nicknames or anything creative at all. No, Alex is bad at a lot of stuff but when it comes to those things she actually is good at she would like to exaggerate and say she pretty damn good at them.

"Lynda- Alex, Alex-Lynda oh and Kojou meet center of attention...glad we got introductions out of the way. Also Lynda you arrived just in time for the vote on whether I should strip while doing this."

Alex couldn't help but laugh again and stretch her arm so high as she could with a little bit too much enthusiasm, "I vote for! Definitely! Do it, doo iit, come oon! You can't make us excited and just leave it like thaat!"

"But well when it comes to the other thingy, I would gladly watch you do it Lynda since I can't seem to get it right, and unlike Kojou I wouldn't say I have any problem with flexibility I just... don't get it. I have no idea what I do wrong or what I do right so... Yeah." Alex scratched the back of her head and gave off a small smile, not really sure what to do. It was a strange occasion, she wasn't that fond of asking for help but it wasn't her who had asked for it. It was Lynda who had offered it, and unlike the red demon guy Alex hadn't anything against her.

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"Lynda- Alex, Alex-Lynda oh and Kojou meet center of attention...glad we got introductions out of the way."


Lynda nodded her head towards the introduction. Alex; she would have to remember that.

"Also Lynda you arrived just in time for the vote on whether I should strip while doing this."

W-what?!

"I vote for! Definitely! Do it, doo iit, come oon! You can't make us excited and just leave it like thaat!"

W-WHAAAT?!

Lynda's cheeks reddened towards them. She noticed that Kojou was half joking, but she still couldn't help but blush at the thought of it. The blush faded when Alex agreed to the help.

"Heh, easy now. It'll be hard to do a flip with every girl in here hanging off you, Kojou." She joked back.

"Anyway, I'll teach you a way even a board like you should be able to do it."

Lynda stood straight and held out her hands to the side.

"First, you two gotta relax."

She then started to slowly jump until she was getting some decent air. "When you reach as high as you can go, you completely relax your body, and let your momentum take over. Many people fail half flip because they try to force it. The only time you move mid-flip is when you try to land on your feet.

After several more jumps, she noticed she spent a second in the air each jump. Her breathing was calm, and her body felt light. Perfect.

"Then when you're ready and completely relaxed, just tilt backwards and work with your momentum... like SO!"

As Lynda ended her sentence, she jumped high in the air, tilting her body backwards with her arms out and her eyes closed, completely relaxed. For the second she was rotating, she felt the air move with and not against her body. Her feet landed flat, and she bounced a few more times until the momentum stopped. She slowly opened her eyes and smiled at the two before it turned into a grin.

"See? Nothin' to it. You just have to relax and trust yourself."

She then sat down and clapped her hands together.

"So! Who wants to try first? Kojou? Alex? Don't be shy."

Teaching was more fun than she thought it would of been.

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"Sorry Alex, we didn't get a unanimous vote. Guess I'm stuck having to wear clothes after all." Kojou once against voiced his half serious opinion on the matter. However,couldn't help but tilt his head a bit when Lynda remarked about him having every girl in the room hanging off him. Rather belatedly he recognized that he really couldn't argue against her words...he kinda was the only guy in the group at the moment.

He didn't watch Lynda's demonstration so much as stare, hungrily devouring the scene with his gaze. The teenager didn't want to miss a single detail, and at least from what he saw...Lynda's movements and instructions seemed to line up. Despite his own opinion of being rather familiar with the female form, Kojou wasn't exactly the type that could just translate the anatomical difference.

"Lynda you say no problem, but I'm getting a gut feeling that this'll still take a while" He still hauled himself to his feet while talking.

"Then again, that might just be me wondering just how I'm supposed get every girl in the room before I do this. You kinda set the bar a little on the high side there." Kojou twisted at the waist and cranked his neck to punctuate his statement resulting in two series of audible cracks and pops. After which he stepped away to get some distance between himself and the girls.

Kojou pushed off with just his calves, but shifted towards using more of his legs to seek more height. With more guess than anything he drove his legs up while trying to keep his torso limp. But no sooner than rotation began did reflex kick in and his startled body splay out- again resulting in a crash landing.

"I think I missed the part where you said my body would decide I was falling to my death halfway through." His words were more of an attempt at small talk, the landing hadn't been remotely painful but he was intuitively defending his own ego in the process of conversation.

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"Sorry Alex, we didn't get a unanimous vote. Guess I'm stuck having to wear clothes after all."

"Aww! Noo, that's boring!" Alex wasn't disappointed, she could survive the letdown. It wasn't like she had been so interested either, she just thought of it as a fun thing. And it would've been fun if he now had gone with it, sadly he chicken out. Damn coward. Or boring Lynda for not cheering him on also. Either way, it was a boring turn of events and Alex didn't like boring, that's why she kind of slugged down on the trampolines just slightly watching Lynda's demonstration and Kojou's failure with declining interest. Kojou could had succeeded with it without Alex giving a damn about it. She was getting grumpy.

"So now it's my turn I guess?" Alex stood up still acting sluggish as she started to jump, she just wanted to get it over with and move along with her life. Boring people was not her cup of tea and the first impression of Lynda and the second of Kojou was not a good one. It could have been a lot of fun, instead it was just... nothing at all.

Alex jumped higher and bended backward, no she didn't land on her feet’s but she did turn around in the air. She found herself sitting down on the trampoline after the volt, quiet surprised. She didn't really know how it had turned out that way, but she was just pleased with the fact that she had made it. Now she was done and sadly she still couldn't leave the place but at least she could relax. And since most people already was done and played around on the mats and such Alex slumped backwards with her head on her arms and closed her eyes. It was more comfortable to lie down up here then on the ground.

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Kojou remarked on how she set the bar a little high and how this could take a while before popping several bones in his body. She was curious if he would even be able to do it. He would surprise her, or land flat on his face.

During his attempt, she saw him flinch out of reflex in the air, causing him to land on his back. Lynda shook her head with a chuckle as Kojou said "I think I missed the part where you said my body would decide I was falling to my death halfway through."

"That's because you need to fully trust your momentum. If you think about it too much, or try too hard, you'll fail."

She walked over to Kojou and extended a hand to help him up, hearing Alex ask that it was her time to go.

"Now let's try that again, but this time, try not to think about it. Just... do it. I really don't have any other way of explaining it."

She looked over towards Alex as she was flipping. She didn't land on her feet, but she technically did do the flip.

"Yeah, kind of like what Alex did. She didn't exactly land on her feet, but she did the flip."

Even though she didn't know anything about her, Alex surprised her a bit on how quickly she picked up on it. Maybe she was just light, or a quick learner? Lynda looked over at Kojou and nodded at him to try again before heading over to Alex, who was laying down with her eyes closed.

She cleared her throat before addressing her.

"Hey, you catch on pretty quick. Not too bad." Lynda sat down next to her and tilted her head over to Kojou.

"I wonder how many tries Kojou's gonna need before he actually gets it. What do you think?"

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"Hey, you catch on pretty quick. Not too bad. I wonder how many tries Kojou's gonna need before he actually gets it. What do you think?"

Alex opened her eyes slowly and looked over at Lynda, talkative? Most people would leave strangers who relaxed alone but apparently that was not the case in here, she never got to close her eyes and fantasizes by herself. Nope, but well Alex didn't have anything against talking it was just... the people that addressed her that bothered her.

Still rather annoyed Alex shrugged and looked over at Kojou, "I don't know, but it took me quite a while to get it. I think I've tried maybe ten times but probably more, I didn't count. So your first statement is incorrect. Most people would say I'm a poor learner, I'm guessing I was just lucky. Good thing we only needed to do one because I think I'm running out of luck."

Yes that was a hint, it wasn't intentionally it just popped out of her mouth. Alex kind of regretted saying it right after the moment it happened, it was one thing to think it but to say it out loud... But to apologize for it would make it even more obvious that it was them she was talking about. Now it could just be the fact that she was stuck in here until the rest of the people could make it. So the best choice seemed to be to ignore it and just pretend that she didn't spit that out. If Lynda now took it to heart and understood well maybe then Alex would consider apologizing, perhaps not. It didn't bother her to much that the other's disliked her, that's their decision and then Alex wouldn't want to socialize with them either. She could probably find someone else to spend her time with. There must be others who she could at least use to snuggle with, that wasn't so hard normally. Finding friends didn't sound so appealing, and it was obvious that Lynda wasn't a candidate to get some kind of touching from. The thought was rather intriguing, if Alex would kiss her would that lead to her hitting Alex? It probably would, she looked like that kind of person and the fact that she had gone to the mats right away spoke even more for it. Suddenly the thought of Lynda was much more pleasing, Alex couldn't help but grin. She glanced down at Lynda's hands and pondered over how her fist would feel. By the look of it Alex guessed it would feel rather arousing.

Still grinning Alex raised her eyes to Lynda's, "Hey, how would you describe your punches? I saw that you fought with Kojou a while back but I didn't bother to watch it properly."

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"I don't know, but it took me quite a while to get it. I think I've tried maybe ten times but probably more, I didn't count. So your first statement is incorrect. Most people would say I'm a poor learner, I'm guessing I was just lucky. Good thing we only needed to do one because I think I'm running out of luck."

Lynda nodded her head to her statement, but caught a tinge of negativity in her voice. Was she annoyed about the situation they were all in, or with her?

She wasn't sure, but also didn't want to make assumptions. Maybe it was best to leave her alone for a bit; let her get the alone time she wanted.

"I was hoping to get to know her a little better 'cause she seems pretty cool, but now may not be the time."
With a small sigh she sat there for a bit and glanced around a bit, wondering on everyone's progress. In her peripheral vision, she saw the whites of Alex's teeth. She was grinning?

Looking over, she indeed had a grin on her face now, and when Alex glanced into Lynda's eyes, it made her recoil slightly in surprise. What was she thinking about?

"Hey, how would you describe your punches? I saw that you fought with Kojou a while back but I didn't bother to watch it properly."

"Describe... my punches?"

She wasn't sure how to answer that. A punch is a punch, right? Nothing special about them. Still, she wanted to at least give her an answer; she didn't want to come off a rude when you're trying to get to know someone.

'Well, I'm a boxer. My punches are usually better than the average fighter, because my style is all about 'em. They're fast and pretty strong too. I may not hit the hardest around, but I sure can get several punches out before the average guy can get one. By that point, they've already lost."

Lynda couldn't help but smirk at her explanation. She never had to explain how her punches worked before, so it was interesting. Hopefully that answer would satisfy her.

Come to think of it, why would she ask a question like that? Was she a fighter too? If she was, how did she fight? Lynda felt her adrenaline start pumping again, but tried to ignore it. There was no reason to be getting worked up yet.

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Kojou grunted when Lynda gave him the tidbit about having to trust his momentum. If that was the case, he could just treat this like simply going with the flow much like how he did during fights. But he wasn't exactly sure how that'd really help him in a contest against gravity which resulted in the teenager tilting his head a bit against confusion.

Urgh this is rather confusing...perhaps I should just stop thinking about it since this doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere. Resolution aside, Kojou found himself trying to pay attention while the girls had their little girl talk- not that he could hear any of it. He flexed his bare feet against the spring beneath him, and belatedly realized he was truly only wearing his shorts now; had that been the reason for the girls' extreme reactions at his little joke?

Gaah!!! Kojou again found his thoughts clouded by nonsense. In response, he sought to clear his mind the best way he knew how...pain. To accomplish his goal, Kojou quickly ducked off the tramp and without a moment's hesitation got on all fours before driving his forehead into the floor. Partly due to having not quite recovered from Lynda's earlier barrage, he found his body trying to limp and his vision fade. However he still staggered to his feet before unceremoniously clamoring back onto the tramp. While his steps were far from steady, his mind was in the same vague zone it usually occupied during his fights. Like a pilot testing controls before take of, Kojou's body was put through a quick one-over of a stretch. Kojou again started up to catch momentum while the world was still hazy, after about the eighth hop meant for momentum his body moved. He felt his lower body, particularly his legs rocket up while his upper body tilted back. Eventually his body registered his upside-down orientation and his legs kept driving with his core and his body began to orient again. Sadly, despite having completed the maneuver his landing could only be described as a crash. His still recovering sense of balanced left him falling nearly as soon as his feet touched down.

" Suck it gravity," despite being spoken from the inelegant position of face down on the tramp Kojou still proclaimed his victory. Ever the fighter, he once more pushed himself to his feet before finally recognizing a familiar warm and wet sensation dripping down his face. It would seem that at some point he'd managed to split the skin on his forehead and just now realized it. A sadistic grin consumed his face, even if it was his own...Kojou was inwardly elated that he'd managed to get some of the red stuff flowing. He brought his had up to check, and that lovely red greeted his vision but in a smaller quantity than he desired...this barely even counted as a scrape. His grin instantly vanished and his buzz had been utterly destroyed by the realization.

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"Describe... my punches? Well, I'm a boxer. My punches are usually better than the average fighter, because my style is all about 'em. They're fast and pretty strong too. I may not hit the hardest around, but I sure can get several punches out before the average guy can get one. By that point, they've already lost."

Alex nodded slowly, interesting. It wasn't the answer she had been expecting but she wasn't disappointed with the answer, not even close to it. So a boxer? Alex couldn't tell the different between a boxer and a average person who had learned to fight on the street, but it seemed like there was a difference. That made her even more intrigued to know how those punches now felt. It felt like a mystery waiting to reveal itself, maybe not today but some other day. Alex wouldn't back down just because it was a girl, no Alex wasn't interested in Lynda that way so why would she care? She only cared about those fists. That's how simple Alex's mind is.

While Alex had been focusing on the thought of that pain apparently Kojuo had been... doing something. Alex just looked over as Kojuo apparently landed face down on the trampoline, which surprised her. That was not what she had imagined happening. It looked rather funny, no Alex didn't laugh out loud again this time it was just a small giggle. A concealed laugh, a hand over the mouth trying not to laugh too much. She couldn't help it. That was just who she was.

Rather fascinated by his action she followed it under silence, no he was not the same as her. That was something she could conclude by it, maybe that was obvious to others - or something people wouldn't even think about. But since Alex did know how sweet and tempting pain could feel that was the first thing she thought about, to her disappointment that was not an experience most people shared with her. It was a bit sad actually, Alex saw it as a loss to all the others. They all are just boring that keeps to the boring old things, they should experience a bit more. But don't get Alex wrong, getting hurt by herself was not fun at all and doesn’t work, there must be another one dealing that pain. And that was why Alex had her eyes set on one person at the moment.

With a grin Alex shrugged, "You sure know how to entertain, Kojuo."

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Hooray, Alex survived the night. At least Alex took that as a victory after all the problems yesterday, changing rooms and all that since her late roommate mysteriously disappeared. Or gave up. Alex didn't know, since she just had disappeared when the first class started. Which was a quiet bad thing, that meant she had failed. But Alex was rather happy with the replacement, she had nothing against sharing room with Lynda - that just gave Alex more time to fantasies about her and that was something fun to do. At least she had something fun to do at this camp. She could stand the fact that it only was in her imagination, at the moment.

She did her usual morning routines, this time accompanied by Lynda - which was rather strange. Well at least in Alex's opinion, she was used to do everything by herself how and when she wanted to, she was used to being alone in the mornings, so that someone else was there made her feel a bit confused and out of place. She didn't like it that much, that was the down part when it came to sharing the room with someone. Alex had lived on her own for some time so she wasn't used to the constant company. But she didn't say anything she just kept her mouth shut, pretending to be too tired to socialize when she actually was wide awake.

She kept pretending the whole breakfast and the time before the new meeting, she just didn't feel like being friendly at the moment. She had a stone in her stomach which made her feel rather bad. It could also be because now she suffered from an urge to smoke but she couldn't since the teacher had stolen her stash. As she walked into what was the main house, the place were all their classes that didn't involve being outside was going to be kept she located the most faraway place in the room with an open door she could find and sat down. She hoped to be left alone, all the others could sit anywhere they wanted at least it wasn't beside her because no. She had a bad feeling about this. The way how the chairs had been arranged in a deformed circle, how Alex had taken the chair placed beside a bookshelf since the circle was too big to actually be round. It was more like a big C that almost was closed but the wall and to Alex's delight a bookshelf was in the way.

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Lynda yawned as she sat on the edge of her bed, her alarm long since shut off. It was a new day, so that meant a new roommate, a new class, and new... whatever else could happen. Looking around, she noticed Alex was almost already done with her morning routine.

Not wanting to fall behind, she got out of bed and handled her usual routine. Halfway through brushing, she turned to Alex to say... something. When she moved in last night, not too much was said between them. The sound of the door closing told her it was too late.

Finishing up, she threw on a black zip-up hoodie with an orange t-shirt underneath, black cargo pants, and grey sneakers. Slinging her backpack over her shoulder, she took one last look in the mirror. Her hair was still down, bobbing slightly around her as she turned her head.

Eh, I'll leave it down today. I'm running out of time.

The only time her hair got in the way is during any physical activity. Seeing as she needed to go to a class and sit around, it didn't seem necessary.

After having her quick breakfast, Lynda walked to her class, munching on the toast she took with her. Was she allowed to take food out? No one stopped her, so oh well.

Arriving at the door, she smirked and finished the bread. It was another chance to turn this into an enjoyable experience. With a smile she walked inside and chirped with a "Mornin'!"

Lynda's smile faded when she looked at the class. Where was everyone? Was this it? Surprisingly, they were all familiar faces. That perverted guy was talking to Alex; no surprise, that red headed girl she remembered seeing yesterday was drawing; no surprise, and Kojou was... slumped in a chair fast asleep? Now that was entertaining. The sight of such a composed guy thrown all over a seat like that made it hard not to burst out laughing.

Lynda walked over and sat in a chair next to the red head, giving Alex space and Kojou room to fall if he did. Besides, she hasn't gotten to know the red head yet, and she seemed to be a nice person.

"Hey, I'm Lynda. Hope you don't mind if I sit here." She said to the red head.

What else could she talk about as a conversation starter? Her drawings? She seemed to like doing that.

"Sooo... 'watcha drawin'? A tree?"

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Fay looked up slowly when she heard a voice. It was the male with white hair. He seemed to be trying to speak. Is he okay? Did he not sleep or something? He, he really just fell asleep... She went back to fixing her drawing after a few seconds of watching him. Fay knew she could never just fall asleep in a chair. She took out a light brown drawing pencil as she shaded in the trees.

A while later her body tensed in surprise by a female voice that chirped “Mornin’!”. She looked from under her lashes at the female before she went back to what she was doing. So we have a person who falls asleep in a chair and one who seems to be a morning person. I wonder what the blond girl and the guy with the eye patch are like.

She looked back down at her drawing as she traded the brown pencil for a black one. She worked on the shading in the trees and the shadows. She stopped shading for a second when she noticed the female had walked towards and actually sat down besides her. Fay didn’t think much of it until the female spoke. Her eyes wandered over to meet Lynda’s eyes as she turned her body towards her. Fay smiled as her pencil hovered over the page.

“Hello, I am Fay and it is a pleasure to meet you. I don’t mind if you sit there. Oh and I am not drawing right now. I drew these trees last night. Right now I am just working on the details, colors, an-,well, I am just making it look nice and finishing it to put it in more simple terms. I have other drawings if you want to see them. I could draw you if you like sometime...” she paused as she wondered what else she could say, “Do you like to draw or look at art? Or do you just like to fight? I noticed you and the guy with the white hair guy fighting yesterday.”

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"Hi. We should talk.. I didn't mean to be so rude. It really was rude and I know that! It was an idiotic and disgusting thing to do and I'll never touch you again if that's what you want…I'm Aki, care to start over...?”

Oh wow it’s him again. Alex glanced over at him, clearly annoyed by the fact that he was sitting beside her. But she wasn’t going to complain, she was not in the mood to start arguments in the morning. But she wasn’t in the mood to talk either, but at least he had asked for forgiveness. But perhaps he had done it yesterday also? She wasn’t sure, that was not something she had bothered to register in that case. But if he now had said it yesterday it would be great, the more desperate he seemed the better did she feel. It was quite amusing.

She shrugged without looking at him, ”Since you insist, sure, okay I give you a second chance to impress me. But don’t ever mention it again or I’m going to kick your precious area so hard that you won’t be able to use it anymore. Don’t even think I’m kidding.”

After that she simply went back to being shut in and watched as the other came into the room, she remembered most of the faces from yesterday. Well she didn’t know the names on the others but Kojou and Lynda, but there were clearly less people here now from how it had been when everyone checked in. That was rather boring, less people to play with. And no not everything on Alex’s mind has to be interpreted as perverse. This was an honest thought, Alex just liked to have people to do crazy things with – but that was something that was rare at school.

As everyone had taken their seats the teacher from yesterday came in, Karuko. Alex still thought of him as rather appealing, but teachers were still teachers and Alex does have limits. As he took a chair and sat down in the failed circle Alex watched him carefully, this didn’t feel good. It felt worse than before. She had actually hoped for him to stand in front of the class and talk, try to make them learn something. But no… He sat down as if he was going to listen. It made the inside crawl on Alex, she had no intention of talking in front of these people. Not about what she thought it was going to be about.

Karuko cleared his throat before he took tone, making everyone listen up. Actually he had taken the empty seat beside Kojou, it was the only one left – clearly it was because the guy was almost tipping down from the chair onto the lap of well Karuko at the moment. “Today’s first class is going to be therapy, group therapy to be exact. We are not going to handle anything too difficult this time around, those things we will manage later as we all have gotten to know each other. That brings us back to today’s session, this time we will focus on getting to know each other. Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself, you don’t need to mention why you came here in the first place – just some info, like what you like or what else you can come up with.” With a strict but gentle smile Karuko turned to the sleeping Kojou and took a firm grip of his shoulder to wake him up, “Why don’t you start since you seem so eager to do it? Tell us your name and a bit about yourself, sleepyhead.”

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Kojou was roused by a large amount of pressure digging into his shoulder. He was stuck staring stupidly as things slowly came into focus. Things were a bit off, things were quiet and he wasn't in his room.What's going on? The groggy thought slowly surfaced as he tried to process his surrounding.

" Your name and a bit about yourself." A patiently firm voice gave the impression of someone repeating something towards the slowly awakening teenager. Kojou almost didn't recognize who the voice belonged to, but the pretty faced teacher was remembered if the reason hadn't yet clicked.

" Kojou from the Arima family," the voice came out in a near mechanical fashion before light finally sparked into Kojou's eyes.

" My interests include fights, parties, sex of all kinds -anything that gets adrenaline pumping really; trying new things and putting weaklings in their place. I've more personal interests and hobbies, but I see no reason to share those. Things I dislike: mornings, wearing clothes while the rest is classified." Ego up and ready for action, Kojou leaned back into his seat with his usual arrogant grin.

"I'm here because apparently having fun in school is against the rules. Oh and when do we get some free time, I've got dates to plan." For the last sentence, Kojou directly addressed Karuko but his eyes greedily traveled around the circle to weigh his options.

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Lynda couldn't keep the smile away when Fay asked if she liked to fight. Before she could go and give her a passionate speech about it, the blue haired teacher Karuko walked in and joined the group. She whispered "Maybe I'll tell you later." to Fay before paying attention to the teacher. He said for everyone to say something about themselves before shaking Kojou awake and telling him to go first.

Lynda listened to what Kojou had to say. Yup, he was as prideful as she though he was. She wondered if he would jump out of a plane with no parachute if he could just for the sheer rush of it all. Lynda was a bit surprised when Karuko looked over at her and motioned it was her turn to speak.

My turn already? Okay. I'm Lynda Romaine. I'm here because I like to fight for fun. What I like? Hanging around, relaxing, fighting of any kind, and when I'm feeling creative, play my violin. I grew up average, don't have some tragic back story to share, and other than that, I'm pretty normal. Well, actually, I do have something else."

Lynda sighed when she remembered her parents and how they scolded her when they sent her here. She hung her head as she spoke again, this time in a quieter, more crestfallen voice.

I was raised in a household with parents who wanted nothing but perfection from me. Whenever I messed up, they would scold me pretty bad. Of course when they found out about my fighting, they sent me here. They didn't even say 'bye', or 'have a nice summer' before dumping me here."

She looked back up at everyone, trying to come off as more positive.

"So... if I seem to act like a perfectionist, just let me know I'm trying too hard and I'll back off. Can't help the way I was raised, you know?"

Karuko nodded his head as he was listening. Lynda exhaled, getting that info off her chest. Karuko pointed over at Fay, saying that it was her turn.

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Fay watched and listened to Lynda when she replied. She nodded in response. Fay quietly and carefully listen as the teacher and then Kojou spoke. Well, I think everyone is interested in sex; it is quite enjoyable. Hmm, he’s funny though...he doesn't like clothes. Oh, Lynda is speaking now...She plays the violin? I wonder if she brought it with her. I would like to hear her play it one day. Maybe I will hang around her to just hear her play some music one day. When Lynda began to speak about how she was raised, Fay's thoughts stopped. She pushed the feelings she felt away. She could understand Lynda’s situation, especially about the scolding. Her grandparents seemed to love to scold her each chance they got, about every little, tiny thing.

She was surprised when she was called up next to talk, but she didn't let it show on her face. She put her things away in her bag and rolled her shoulders backs. She smiled at everyone sweetly before she softly cleared her throat.

“Hello everyone, I am simply Fay. If you haven’t noticed, I like to draw, but in general I am good at doing things with my hands. Like I can and like to build things and sew,” she said with a friendly face and smile. Fay didn’t know what else to say. She wasn’t good at talking about herself, as she didn’t like to do it. She didn’t want people to get to know her. Not to mention she felt her mood taking a darker side, but she did her best to ignore it. Anyways, why would she want any one of these complete strangers to know anything more about her that wasn’t or wouldn’t be obvious? Also, the last thing she was going to do was tell anyone why she was there. She never planned on letting anyone know why she was there. Fay looked at Karuko to let him know she was done speaking.

Karuko decided to not push Fay try to say anything more this time. He simply nodded before he gestured to Aki to speak next. Fay gaze wandered over to Aki as she waited for him to start speaking. She wanted any attention she may have gotten drawn away from her. Talking about herself, even a little, made her feel awkward. She kept a blank expression on her face as she waited for Aki to speak.

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Three of the others had already told the others about themselves but Aki hadn't really paid attention. He had heard something about sex but not even that made him interested. After all, it wasn't Alex that said it. To say that he had a crush on her was an understatement, especially since he was sitting there, thinking about how she'd look in a collar with hand cuffs. Probably really sexy... And so vulnerable, god he wanted to see that now! He glanced towards her and was surprised that he found her looking at him. So was some of the others as well. He heard the teacher say something about it being his turn to tell the others about himself. What a bother. What should he tell them? He took a calm breath before opening his mouth to speak.

"I'm Aki Kimura, live in room six with that guy over there." he says and nod towards Yasu. "My hobbies? Drinking, smoking and sex. I love BDSM, mostly S&M, collars, whips and hand cuffs. Why I got here is none of your business and my other hobbies is not something you'll ever know about." He probably didn't sound too friendly but still, who cares. As long as he didn't make her think he was a weirdo. A quiet laugh slipped out of his mouth. Yeah, right. He told them that he likes collars and S&M, who the fuck would not back of? Great, just great. Well, he can't really take it back now, now can he? He glanced towards her while the teacher told his roommate that it was his turn. Whatever, it's not like he cares anyways. He's just scared that she'll think he's disgusting. Well, that's life.

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Yasu had listened quietly but intently to everyone of the presentation- taking note of what everyone said, including their names. He was bad at remembering names, which just made him try harder. The white haired boy who'd been sleeping was Koujo. He was like the polar opposite of Yasu, though the teenager couldn't help but feel slightly awed by him. He was in a way so open and straight forward, which Yasu admired. Even if it did seem like he tried to sound cool. Lynda was the brunette who liked to fight and played the violin. Yasu decided that the latter was also quite admirable. Next up was Fay the redhead- she enjoyed drawing. Unlike the other two, she seemed a little more levelheaded... but that might just have been the case because she didn't mention enjoying fights. The last one up was Aki, who's words caused a slight blush to dust Yasu's cheeks. He wasn't even sure what to think about it- even if he knew it didn't really matter.

Before he knew it, Karuko was looking at him. He was the next one up. Feeling heat rise to his cheeks and a wave of nervousness washing over him, Yasu tried to find his voice. It took him a moment, but eventually he managed to speak. He was shy and had never been good at speaking before crowds. To prevent his hands from shaking, he gripped the book on his lap tightly. "M-my name is Yasu Watanabe, but feel free to call me Yasu. I like...uhm...cooking...and reading...a-and animals," he looked down, not able to shake the feeling that he was awfully out of place. His hands were shaking, awfully, and he tightened his grip of the book further, "I-I'm here because I punched someone..." the purple haired giant admitted bashfully. His voice was deep but gentle, just like his demeanor. He did not just feel out of place. He also looked quite out of place. "And kicked them... and threw them against a wall and-"

"That's enough, Yasu," Karuko softly interrupted his painfully honest, somewhat embarrassed confession. It was quite clear that Yasu regretted whatever he had done. However, being the honest person he was, he saw no reason holding back about it in the introduction. Yasu simply was that sort of person. "Thank you," the teacher added before turning his attention to Alex, "It's your turn, dear."

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As the session progressed Alex got more and more uncomfortable where she sat, why did so many mention why they had been placed here? Did that mean she had to mention it also? She didn't want to do that. No, absolutely not. It was embarrassing enough that Aki had found her secret on his own. But there was still those who hadn't mentioned it, no one had told them that they had to say it so that would mean that she could ignore it too? One thing she had noticed when listening to everyone’s confessions - or introductions, it depended on how you put it, was that everyone was very different. Well some was more like each other than some others. Some of the things they mentioned was clearly surprising - like Lynda playing violin. One more person that had surprised her was the giant, whose name she had already forgotten, who clearly was different then she had thought he would be when she noticed his presence - which was right now when he had introduced himself. He didn't make much sound. Well the biggest surprise must be the person sitting next to her however, that was not something she had imagined him doing - or saying out loud. Didn't he have any shame in his body? Didn't seem like that.

"It's your turn, dear."

Alex stared at Karuko and blinked, already? Crap. She hadn't prepared what to say and she didn't want to blurt out to much like Aki. It was in a rather embarrassed gesture she scratched the back of her head, "Uh... Well... I'm Alexandra Rohden, but call me Alex! A European who has traveled around the globe with my parent's but is now living on my own since they moved while I stayed here to finish school. But to put it simple, I'm too stupid for school. And well that basically why I'm here..." That was a lie, a big one. Sure she would probably have to redo the last year anyway because of her bad results but the reason she got here was for skipping school the last months. "When it comes to hobbies I don't really have any I think... Well I guess I enjoy cuddling with people. But I wouldn't call it a hobby of mine, I just really like being close to others - be that girls or boys, I'm not picky. Uhm... I like to study language however and snowboard - skiing is also okay."

With that Alex finished, she believed she had said everything she wanted to say now. And probably a little too much anyway, she had been dragged into the intimate discussion since so many before her had mentioned it. Now she was regretting it, it felt like she would be judged for saying it out loud like in school. Those who had mentioned it before her were mostly just guys so, yeah... now she had ruined her own appearance once more. Why did she have to sabotage herself? It was with a tired sigh she sunk lower down in her seat as Karuko turned his gaze towards one more of those who hadn't excellent herself yesterday.

With a friendly smile Karuko spoke to Ayako, "Now it's only you left, will you give us the honor of introducing yourself?"

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So, lemme get this straight. The white haired hottie who spoke first seems like a totally though guy. Would that make him best suited for an aggressive seme or badass uke? He seems like someone who wants to be in control... but badass uke tend to grapple for power as well, so that's no excuse. I'll have to get back to him! Ayako was seated a bench somewhere in the middle, her golden gaze gliding from person to person as she carefully analyzed them. Barely anyone had noticed her enter, due to the fact that she was so small... and for once had kept herself from making any unnecessary noise. The pineapple head who openly admitted to be into BDSM totally looks like... he could actually be a badass uke too. I mean he's totally trying to make himself sound cool, but probably deep down he's a real softy! It's decided, then! In bed Kojou'd be seme and Aki the badass uke grappling for power! Ayako could practically feel her mouth water as all sorts of obscenities played out in her mind.

The one to speak after Aki was Yasu, a tall, purple haired giant. Ayako found herself frowning. With three hot guys, how was she going piece them together now? After a moment of hard thought, it hit her and her expression lit up. Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god... make it a threesome! Yeeees, I can see it now. Three hot guys, all over each other in bed. No, shower? The nurses office? What about-

"Now it's only you left, will you give us the honor of introducing yourself?"

Whatever else she had been about to suggest disappeared into oblivion as she noticed Karoku's gaze on her. Or Yasu could have an illicit relationship with the teacher! she added in her mind cheerfully before standing up on her chair to gain height and grab everyone's attention. Dramatically, she cleared her throat.

"Good morning, ladies, gentlemen and others! Thank you for giving me the honor of introducing myself. I present to you," she made a slight, dramatic pose, "ta-da-da-da! Ayako Takashiro!" she bowed, grinning quite mischievously as she clasped her hands together, "I'm sixteen years old, like drawing, writing and cosplaying... I'm here because who else would make your day?" and with that said, she bowed again before once more taking her seat. While she absolutely had no problems making a clown of herself in front of other people, she found it somewhat harder speaking to them directly. She didn't know why, but she simply did.

"... Thank you, Ayako," Karuko clasped his hands together to grab everyone's attention after Ayako's little...uh...show? "Time goes fast when you're having fun, no?" He smiled at everyone before glancing at his bracelet clock, "It's just about time for lunch now. Before you head out, though, I'd like to inform you about the upcoming lesson. Around 2 PM I want all of you at the bulletin board. For your next assignment you'll be divided into teams. Once you get there, you'll find out which team you are in. That's all for now. Class dismissed!"

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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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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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Axel sat there in the classroom and started nodding off to the teacher talking... He was still slightly listening but didn't really hear what was going on however there was a small break in class so the students could do what they liked. Axel was over joyed by the sudden break he never thought would come, he opened his eyes and noticed a few people talking to each other already.

"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."

"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. "


Axel lifted his goggles off his eyes and wiped them then stood up and walked over to the group of people talking "So you like to break the rules huh?" He yawned and covered his mouth at the same time "I guess we should get along just fine..." Axel stopped yawning and pulled his goggles back over his eyes. "I would also like to say that i don't smoke buuuut. I do like to drink, unfortunately i was also searched upon entry, so i have nothing either." Axel said as he petted his pockets to prove that he had nothing to hide. "I guess we could just go streaking through camp that will screw over the teachers here" Axel laughed.

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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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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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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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No one had even acknowledged Fay. She felt hurt being ignored. Though, she quickly pushed those feelings away and stayed against the wall. Don't think about why they ignored you. Who cares about them? Right? Anyways, what should I do now? Should I try to just sneak out by myself? I doubt this girl knows what I look like. I should be fine just walking out into the hall and right pass her.

Her body tensed a little and she was pulled out of her thoughts when she heard someone speak. Her gaze went to Lynda and smiled sweetly at her. She moved away from the wall and stood up straight. She took a step towards Lynda so they could be closer as they spoke. The last thing Fay wanted was the others to hear their conversation.

“Hello Lynda, I happy to see you again. Also, yes, I heard her yelling when I was about to leave this room. Oh, and no, I’ve never heard of a girl named Addie. I have no idea who she is,’ she paused and released a soft laugh, ”Yes, she does seem pretty weird. I hope she knows she is not getting any of my hair, but I do wonder what she wants it for. I will have to keep an eye out for my hair now since someone is after it," she said, trying to joke with her last sentence. Suddenly she wrapped her arms around Lynda to give her a quick hug. She gave her a peck on the cheek.

"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,” she said. Her eyes wandered to the other people in the room for a quick second. A new person had entered the room. Why are new people just showing up? Could I have come at a later time or were they here the whole time I was? She pulled herself out of her thoughts and her gaze returned to Lynda. Fay gave her another smiled.

"Shall we go? Also, I will pay you back somehow. If you need a favor just let me know," she added.

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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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Princess? I wonder why she is calling me that. I think one of my ex’s called me that before. She simply nodded in reply to Lynda before she followed her and listened. Fay stayed as closely behind her as she could without bumping into her by mistake if she suddenly stopped. She nodded in thanks when Lynda held the door open for her.

Her eyes scanned her surroundings as they walked towards the field. She tensed when Lynda suddenly ducked her head behind a wall. Fay nodded in reply when she was signaled to keep quiet. She took a deep breath to keep her expression blank with only a small smile on her face. She’s around the corner? I wonder what she looks like. Lynda described her a bit, but still. At least when I see her I will know who she is. I doubt many people have pink hair here.

Once in front of the cafeteria, Fay pushed her pestering thoughts away. She looked over at Lynda and just smiled in reply. At least I won’t be having lunch alone. Hopefully they have decent food here. When Lynda opened the door and gestured her smile widen. A small laugh escaped her lips when Lynda bowed. Fay walked through the door and glanced back at Lynda.

“Thank you for getting me here safely Lynda. I hope they have something good to eat,” she said. She went up to the line and grabbed two trays. After she held a tray out to Lynda when she got close enough. “After you,” she added. She leaned against the counter as she waited for Lynda to go in front of her and get her food first. Fay finally had time to stay still and listen to her racing heartbeat. She looked in her surroundings carefully.

I really can’t believe I had to sneak over here. I will need to talk to this Addie person sooner rather than later. She sounds crazy though. Why would she want some of my hair? It is nice, but still. Why does crazy stuff have to happen to me here? I just want to go home and be alone…and j- She stopped her thoughts and pushed them away. Fay felt a sigh ready to come out, but she stopped it from coming out. She glanced at Lynda.

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After walking inside, the two headed over to a line. Fay was nice enough to hand her her tray, and let her go first. Lynda nodded in thanks and stepped in front of her. It didn't take long for what looked like mashed potatoes with steak and gravy with peas was put in her tray. What, they didn't get a choice?

What is this...? High sch-

Her stride halted when she saw a row of assorted milk displayed on the counter after the line, ready for people to take.

-school.

Lynda wasn't expecting an all you can eat buffet or anything, but seriously. She grabbed a chocolate milk and put it on her tray. While Fay was getting her food, Lynda looked across the cafeteria to see where a suitable place to sit would be. There was a table with the stereotypical looking rebels. Nah. judging on how they were cussing up a storm over there and trying to secretly pass each other smokes, it could be trouble. She looked over and saw a group of some tough looking guys, but they were giving each other hell; arguing, shoving each other, and one just leaped across the table and tackled the other one. Hell yeah; looked like fun, but she didn't want to get Fay involved in something like that.

A teacher walked over to them and before they could say anything, the two guys shook hands and started laughing. The teacher was completely dumbfounded.

Everyone seems to be in their own little group already...

Her eyes finally rested on an empty table a bit near the other side of the room. That should do. Lynda pointed out the table to Fay before walking over to it and sitting down.

Lynda mentioned over to Fay, "We have to get to that bulletin board soon, so let's try not to take too long."

She opened her carton of milk and downed half of it before letting out a satisfied sigh.

"Well... it's not prison food. Maybe two steps above it." She joked, poking her steak with her fork before eating a piece.

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Fay followed after Lynda and glanced at the food. She placed a small amount of mashed potatoes and gravy on her tray. She picked up a carton of strawberry milk, bendy straw, a few napkins, and then a spoon. She read the milk’s expiration date before she placed it on her tray with the other two items.

Hopefully the food taste good, the milk isn’t expired. I really enjoy strawberry milk. Fay followed Lynda to the table and sat down across from her. She gave her a small smile. As Lynda spoke she just listened as she mixed her mashed potatoes and gravy together. A soft laugh escaped her lips when she said the food was two steps up from prison food.

“Yes, let’s eat a bit quickly so we can head to the bulletin board. I just hope the food is edible,” she replied. Fay swallowed before she put a spoonful of food in her mouth. She chewed for a while before she swallowed. It only took her a couple of minutes before she finished eating. She glanced at Lynda every now and then to see if she was almost done eating.

Once she finished eating she wiped her mouth. She placed the spoon down and opened her carton of milk. She placed the straw in and stretched it before she bent it. She lifted the carton and placed the straw in between her lips with her index finger. Fay sucked the milk up and drank it all under a minute. Finally she placed the carton on the tray and wiped her mouth. She looked at Lynda as she placed the napkin down. Fay left the unused napkins in front of Lynda.

“I am going to throw my stuff away, but take your time. I also need to wash up,” she said. After she threw the items on her tray away. Next she placed the tray on top of the trashcan. A minute late she walked to and entered the bathroom. Once in the bathroom she washed her hands and mouth. When she dried her hands and mouth she left. She walked up to Lynda and sat down next to her.

“I am ready when you are, but again, no need to rush. I doubt everybody with be at the board on time,” she said. She pulled out her drawing pad and flipped threw the pages. Fay cleared her mind as she did this. She glanced at Lynda every now and then to see what she was up to. "Hopefully this next activity isn't too bad. I assume Addie is going to be there so that should be very, very interesting," she added.

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Character Portrait: Alex 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: Ayako Takashiro Character Portrait: Adelaide "Addie" Shino Character Portrait: Axel Norwood Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Chiyoko Izumi Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki

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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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Character Portrait: Alex 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: Chiyoko Izumi

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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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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Fay Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Karuko Aisukōrudo 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 Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Chiyoko Izumi Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki

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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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Fay followed Lynda to the bulletin board. She stayed a few feet away from her as she listened to Karuko speak. She held her wrist behind herself as she waited for him to finish speaking. Why do we need our phones? I don’t use my phone very much…maybe the others will just use their phones and I won’t have to use mine. She grabbed the piece of paper. Fay wondered what could be on it, but decided to wait for him to explain even if she was natural about surprises. Oh, I forgot this was a group task, but I am not surprised. We get to leave the campground? It sounds nice that we can leave, but only two hours? I don’t want to be doing this task the whole time I am off of this campground though.

Slowly she opened the papers and quickly read it over. No idea. Maybe that answer is an elevator? A tree. No idea. No idea. No idea. No idea. No idea. No idea. No idea. She stop her thoughts and tried not to think about the riddles as Karuko spoke once more. Wait, why are we in groups if the groups can work together? This makes no sense. When he mentioned the groups she only took note of the names of the people in her group. She kept a blank expression when she heard Adelaide was in her group. Fay decided not to think about that, as it would make her feel not so great. She didn’t even hear Karuko speak again.

Her eyes wandered over to Lynda when she heard her speak. Lynda was one of her teammates. Though, she stayed still and didn’t go to Lynda right away. She decided to wait for everyone else to get into his or her groups. Also, she had to keep herself calm because Addie was also in her room. Even if she hadn’t seen her yet her heartbeat rose and herself heat up. Fay was distracted from her little panic attack when she had heard someone else calling out. Something about the last team called over there. Next, she had heard the female, Alex, calling out to Lynda. Alex wants to team up her team with our team? Her idea sounds good so who cares. I like the idea of having free time while outside.

When she heard Lynda agree she slowly followed behind her. She was more than a few feet behind as people were just in her way. It annoyed her slightly, but she ignored that feeling. She just got near Lynda a few minutes after she had asked whom they were missing so she didn’t hear the question. Fay smiled at everyone and stood next to Lynda. She saw some guy she hadn’t seen before holding out animal crackers.

“Hello everyone, I am Fay. I am glad I have the pleasure of working with all of you. Also, I believe the answer to the second and third question on this piece of paper is an elevator and a tree respectfully,” she stated. She gave everyone another smile before she folded the piece of paper into her pocket with her phone. Everyone didn't need to have their sheet out, one paper pre group would have been efficient.

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Shorty after his new 'teacher' signed him out of the officer's custody Tatsuo allowed the blue haired man to lead him back the same way he had come, stopping at a billboard on the main pathway. As they arrived Tatsuo saw a quite large group of kids in the area and more coming. At the teacher's mention of needing phones Tatsuo tensed but immediately shrugged it off. Other people will have phones, right? I have nothing to worry about.' With a roll of his eyes at his own foolishness Tatsuo looked over the paper handed to him as the teacher began explaining the activity. Seeing the riddles he sighed but then shrugged. "Hey, at least it could be worse. I could be stuck in an actual school." He muttered, smirking as he did so. As the blue haired guy finally finished talking, Tatsuo remembered him saying his name but couldn't seem to remember it..., Tatsuo heard one of the people in his team call for their group to gather. For a moment, Tatsuo hesitated, wondering if he should tell someone that he didn't have his phone but he decided not to and slowly wandered over in the direction of the call. Stopping near the others in his group Tatsuo folded up the paper and slipped it into his back pocket before stepping up next to a brown-haired girl he assumed was Lynda. "Alright, I'm here. So... who're we missing?" Wrapping his arm around her shoulders Tatsuo looked around the group as he spoke in answer to her question. "Yo. I guess I'm in your group." Tatsuo said as he reached forward and grabbed a animal cracker from the offered box. "Thanks Al. Oh, and I agree with the elevator part."

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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: Ayako Takashiro Character Portrait: Adelaide "Addie" Shino Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari

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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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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: Ayako Takashiro Character Portrait: Adelaide "Addie" Shino Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari

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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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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Aki Kimura Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari

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"I suspect you are the Alex that is part of this group of names? I'm O-Ren. That's the letter 'O', a dash, then the word 'Ren'. How far have you gotten to solving these riddles so far?"

Alex was just about to answer the question from the girl that suddenly showed up, but she never got the chance to actually do so since Renji or Ren as he has said himself answered it for her. When thinking about it Alex realized that both of them could be called Ren, so in her head she named the girl Ren number zero and the guy Ren number one. Maybe it would made a bit more sense if she had just called Renji number one and the girl number two since she met her second but just the fact that the girl had said that her name was spelled with the letter "O" made Alex want to call her Ren number zero. Because an O looks like a zero if you want it too.

But if the girl had popped up from nowhere you could say that the arm had surely done that as well. Alex hadn't expected someone to lean onto her suddenly and to say that she was startled was probably an understatement since she tensed up as fast as it happened, looking up at Ren number one. It was not that Alex had any problem in being touched, Alex actually enjoyed it most of the time. She just didn't like it when people approached from nowhere and did things like that.

But just as soon as she had tensed up she relaxed, it was not like he had felt her up like someone else had done earlier. Thinking about it made her glare towards the person responsible for that, Aki. But who was Alex to blame him since she had plotted to assault girls herself. But perhaps not the way he had done it. Ren number zero was second after Lynda on the list of girls Alex wanted to hook up with some way or another before the summer was over. Simply because she was interesting and Alex wanted to see what reaction that would cause. Yes, Alex was aware of the fact that both of them was most likely not into girls but Alex didn't see that as a problem, at least not until they found interest in other guys because well then it was over.

"So you think I'm right? Yay!" While speaking up Alex looked up at Ren number one with a grin, she didn't have a problem with him so close anymore. She was actually starting to enjoy it quite a bit. She was starting to get into one of her more cuddly moods and if it wasn't for the fact that there was so many people around she would probably be even bolder than she was now. But hey, it was him that started it not Alex. "You saying that makes me feel all warm and bubbly on the inside. Thank you, it made me happy and I felt smart for once."

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender 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: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers

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“Hello everyone, I am Fay. I am glad I have the pleasure of working with all of you. Also, I believe the answer to the second and third question on this piece of paper is an elevator and a tree respectfully,”
Alfred looked over at Fay, a red headed girl who seemed to have a figure of a woman rather than a teenager. The woman smiled at the group before pocketing her paper, his hand still out and nearly forgetting that he had offered animal crackers until he felt the weight of someone dipping into the box. A bit startled, Alfred stiffened his arm and looked over before quickly relaxing as he remembered he was the one who offered the treat to begin with.
"Thanks Al. Oh, and I agree with the elevator part."

Al couldn’t help but to give him a friendly smile as he became happy to be thanked. Such small and petty things normally don’t make a person happy, but Alfred was always happy to be thanked by anyone. Suddenly, a memory flashed within his head of William thanking him after a night. It suddenly made him feel sick as if he wanted to vomit up all of the bad things that had to with that man. He stumbled backwards before taking a few steps forward once more, dropping the box of cookies on the ground. The sudden urge to run until the only thing Al can think of was how much pain he was in filled his entire body. Alfred dropped to the ground, feigning a cleanup.

He squatted there for a few seconds as he slowly picked the cookies up and placed them in the box, his hands shaking as he did so. The panic soon left his body and Al bolted upright, looking directly ahead of the group with a flustered face.
"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, 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."

The sudden voice of Alex caused Alfred to jump a little as his body became hyperaware of its surroundings. To try and cover up his odd behavior, Al opened his mouth to agree with Alex but before he could even push air from his mouth out, a girl entered the group. She was a pretty one although not as bright and joyful seeming as Alex or Lynda.
"I suspect you are the Alex that is part of this group of names? I'm O-Ren. That's the letter 'O', a dash, then the word 'Ren'. How far have you gotten to solving these riddles so far?

Alfred concluded that O-Ren was all about business. He couldn’t help but to release another one of his sheepish grin as he lowered his arm back down to his side. Perhaps the task that they were given could be solved with the help of O-Ren as she seemed understanding of the riddles. Suddenly, Alfred was reminded of the riddles and task. He looked at the piece of paper that still resided in his hand, crumbled and bent. Alfred read them through, trying to solve and pick each one- they all sounded strangely familiar but he was unable to match them.

He looked back up at the group and gave another friendly but nervous grin when another boy entered the group and leaned against Alex. As soon as Alfred noticed it, he realized that some of the group members had casually began to touch each other and that fact alone did not make Al feel calmer.
“…I’m Renji, by the way. Ren works as well,”
While Renji looked to be a serious giant- especially compared to Alfred- he seemed pretty easy going although it didn’t make Alfred any less tense. He hid his discomfort with another welcoming smile, trying to make another attempt to regain his composure after Alex had finished displaying her affection of being correct.

“I am also going to agree with Renji and Alex. I think you are on the right path when you say it’s a place. Although I have to say, these riddles seem oddly familiar to me but I don’t remember where I heard them or their answers.” Alfred chuckled a little as he looked at the group, tapping his fingers on the crumbled paper. “I apologize for being of no help. I even dropped the crackers.” His chubby cheeks became a cherry red as he felt embarrassment when he repeated the small and petty act. “I do have to say that I am quite lucky to be in a group filled with intelligent and unique people though.” With that, Alfred smiled wide at them before taking a baby step back and holding his wrists behind his back, looking around for a trashcan to dispose of the dropped cookies.





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She made her way towards the group, holding onto the instructions that were given to her in the beginning. Emmaleese was running a bit late to begin with so when she arrived on the grounds, the teacher had already begun to explain things. All she could do was sit and wait until the groups called each other together. The next thing she knew was that her original group was not a part of another, forming one entire group and people started to introduce themselves and attempt to solve the riddles.

When she arrived at the group Emily gave a welcoming smile and threw her hand in the air, saluting the group in a rather friendly matter. “Emmaleese Wyzer reporting for duty! Oh, but you guys can call me Emily.” She sat back on her heels and leaned forward, her red hair dripping over her shoulder as she looked at the group through her eyelashes. In the beginning, Emily was quite saddened with the discovery of private showers. She would have to postpone her peeping until she was able to figure out how else to do the little matter. It was to her much dismay as well since she was determined to take a look at it considering that within all of her years of peeping, it was something Emily was unable to see.

Despite her sorrows, Emily decided that she would not allow that to draw herself back as each cabin did have their own personal showers which only made it easier to compare her lady bits to her unsuspecting roommate. Rather, she was in a much peppier mood now versus her mood in the beginning; she was convinced that no one remembered her quiet introduction in the beginning as the discovery of private showers had gotten her down in the dumps. “I do apologize for the late entry. I was daydreaming about a predicament and how to solve it. I would’ve been here sooner but the daydream turned into an idea I ended up having and the next thing I know, you guys are already assembled.” Emily knocked her own head with her knuckle to display its emptiness and the sincerity of her apology.

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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: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers

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Everything Lynda heard was starting to turn into a blur. She was focusing on the sheet of paper in her hand trying to figure out these riddles. Her eyes scanned the page over and over again. And again. And again. By this point, she was concentrating hard enough that she couldn't even hear anything else anymore. Why was this so hard to figure out for her? She heard people talking about themselves or riddles around her, but she couldn't hear it if she wanted to. She was in too deep with her battle with the riddles.

Lynda's breathing became a bit shallow as her frustration and impatience grew with each passing second, each word she looked over. It looked like a jumbled mess of a puzzle she couldn't solve. She bit her lip and her hands trembled slightly.

No... it was happening. Not here... not in front of everyone. Her fear of failure could be felt deep inside of her chest, making it harder to breathe.

"Calm down Lynda... it's just riddles. Riddles. Relax... reeeelax." She tried calming herself. Nothing was working.

How embarrassing. Why did being raised in a failure free household have to cause side effects like this? What if someone noticed her freaking out over some riddles? She wouldn't be able to live that down. Fay already had a pretty good idea about some of the answers, and everyone else was getting closer to finding them. There she was, standing there, frozen, completely subdued by a sheet of paper with riddles on it.

"D-Damn it... someone's gonna notice..."

Alfred started saying something, but she only tuned into the last part.

“I do have to say that I am quite lucky to be in a group filled with intelligent and unique people though.”

Lynda couldn't help but smile. She felt really flattered, even if he wasn't directly talking to her. She couldn't let this get her down; something as small as a few riddles. She felt her spirit rekindle as she slowly started to take in her surroundings again.

She wouldn't fail at this task, even if she had to play team cheerleader.

Politely excusing herself from the arm wrapped around her, she noticed another person joined them.

“Emmaleese Wyzer reporting for duty! Oh, but you guys can call me Emily. I do apologize for the late entry. I was daydreaming about a predicament and how to solve it. I would’ve been here sooner but the daydream turned into an idea I ended up having and the next thing I know, you guys are already assembled.”


It'll be easy to tell this girl apart from the others; her hair is as red and noticeable as Fay's and she was pretty... top heavy. Lynda was glad hers weren't so big, because they would just get in the way when she fought.

Mustering up a smile, she stepped over and extended her hand out to her.

Hey Emily! Name's Lynda, and welcome to our little Riddle Detective group. We were just figuring some of them out."

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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: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers

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It was pretty easy to feel Alex tense as he leaned on the shoulder, but she relaxed just as quickly. Renji thought it was a strange reaction, but thought maybe he’d startled her, which made him smile as he glanced over the riddles on the page.

Yeah. Most of these seem pretty simple. I wonder how many they’ll figure out if I keep quiet..?

As Alex started to speak up again, he shifted his eyes from the paper down at her to see her grinning up at him. He automatically gave a small grin back, nodding in reply to her asking if he really thinks she’s right. It was a pleasant surprise to find that she seemed perfectly comfortable with him being this close to her upon their first meeting. His grin became full fledged and he almost couldn’t keep a laugh from escaping him at her next words. She was giving him completely unexpected responses, which made him even more curious about and interested in the blond girl. He wondered where her lines where that shouldn’t be crossed as well as what types of things annoyed her. More questions came to mind, but he figured it’d just be an entertaining experience to try and figure her out.

Again, he was cut off as he was about to say something to her, and the thought came to mind that conversation must go pretty quickly with all the people here. The guy with the crackers, Alfred, mentioned that he agreed with the two of them, proceeding to say that even though the riddles sounded familiar to him, he couldn’t recall the answers. Renji sighed, thinking that it felt like they were going from an introduction party to a let’s-all-agree-and-get-along party. Wasn’t everyone here a high schooler? So why did this whole dialogue make him feel like he was in the middle of a gathering at an elementary school? Not that it mattered. People were people, after all, and they all seemed pretty interesting in their own ways.

He offered Alfred a smile, “Don’t mind it,” he said to the guy’s apology. He didn't think the guy seemed too comfortable around them, but he appeared to be trying at least. Renji thought he seemed like he’d be almost too easy to mess with in the future, and was working out ways in his mind of how he could test Alfred’s social limits. He almost felt bad about it, with how Alfred expressed how he felt he was lucky to be on a team with all of them. Almost, but not quite. It was obvious to anyone that everyone here was unique, but Renji wasn’t sure he could agree that everyone here was intelligent, not that he would voice that opinion at the moment.

“Now-“

Once more he was interrupted, which did make him feel a little bit annoyed. This time it was by a girl with a friendly look about her. Also worth noting was her attractive features in both face and figure, though one would almost immediately be drawn to the girl’s bust. Emily was her name; a somewhat common name, but one that still held a nice feel to it. He gave up on trying to say something for a moment as he moved from leaning on Alex’s shoulder (giving her hair an unconscious ruffle-another habbit) to resting both his arms behind his head in a somewhat bored fashion, noting with a smile that the beautiful and interesting Lynda calmly moved the nameless guy’s arm off of her. Maybe she would be a little more difficult to get close to.

Lynda proceeded to welcome Emily to their group which she’d labeled as the “Riddle Detectives.” Yeah. He definitely thought being with these guys would be interesting. Taking his chance at the small moment of silence that would follow Lynda’s welcome, Renji said in a lazily pleasant voice, “And while we figure them out, why don’t we go ahead and take a picture of the ones we already know?”

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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: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke

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“Sir, we’re approaching the site.”

Daisuke casually opened an eye, glancing out the window. He noticed a couple buildings before the large campsite was unveiled. He sat up sighing, slightly regretting that his nap was now over. He looked down at the letter on the seat that had been marked for a few days earlier. The outside of the letter was tainted and littered with several postmarks and stamps like a greeting card that had come from far away. If they hadn’t been on that trip to Istanbul, Daisuke would’ve been here on time. Then again, it wasn’t like he was ecstatic to be there.

He opened the additional paper that was attached to the letter and read over the rules and camp information again. It seemed easy enough. Daisuke shrugged and stuffed the letter in his pocket of his jeans for future reference. He then glanced at his watch and pulled on a thin jacket. In any minute he’d be back outside in the sun, surrounded by people. He hoped he could just blend in and not draw much attention to himself.

When the car stopped, the driver and Daisuke got out and met at the trunk. Jason, the driver, pulled the trunk open and grabbed the duffle bag. Instead of letting him carry them for him, Daisuke put the backpack on and tossed the duffle bag over his shoulder. “Ah come on Jason. You know I like to carry my own stuff. You’re no servant.” Since Daisuke had been adopted, he wouldn’t let the help at the house do for him things he could do himself. He just didn’t like it. The workers all loved him though, and they’d try to clean his room while he was gone.

Jason smiled. “I know sir.” Daisuke smiled, extending his hand, and Jason shook it happily. “Keep yourself healthy and do well, Daisuke.” Daisuke nodded and turned to the camp. It was close to lunchtime so people were walking toward, what he guessed, was the cafeteria. Food sounded pretty good right about now, but he knew he needed to put his things away first. He strolled to the board and found the cabin assignments. He found his name next to Room 3 along with another name, Renji. So he’d have a roommate? Fun.

Daisuke looked around and saw a guy walk out of Cabin three, an interesting looing fella. His hair was orange and he had piercings and a tattoo on his face. Well at least he looked chill enough. The young man walked towards the cafeteria, and Daisuke walked to the cabin. He tossed his things next to his bed, slightly entertaining the thought of possibly getting another nap in, but his stomach growled loudly to let him know that now was the time for food. Grabbing two granola bars out his backpack and stuffing them in his pockets along with that letter, his wallet, and phone, Daisuke left the cabin and strolled to the cafeteria with his arms folded behind his head.

After getting some food from the cafeteria in his stomach, Daisuke followed the crowd to the bulletin board. He overheard that there was some sort of activity about to take place, so Daisuke took it upon himself to go ahead and just wait for the teacher with all the others. He hung back and read over the riddles on the sheet of paper he’d gotten. So this activity was some sort of teamwork exercise. He shrugged and looked at the list again.

What has branches and leaves, but no bark?

Daisuke chuckled to himself. He’d heard this one years ago when he was little. He loved riddles, because they were short simple ways to test your ability to think. So the answer to the first was library. Then stairs. Then a tree. This was really easy. If this is what this place was going to be like, Daisuke would be out of here in no time with plenty of time to sleep.

As the groups gathered, he noticed that two groups had decided to band together and were putting in their two cents. He saw the guy that was supposed to be his roommate next to a blonde girl with a seriously unique look. Figuring he could still hang back, Daisuke stepped up behind both of them and listened to the exchanges. The people seemed nice enough, and they hadn’t figured out the first riddle yet. His input might be useful.

”The first one is library, the second is probably stairs, and I think you’re right with tree being the third one. And my name’s Daisuke by the way. Looking forward to working with ya.” A slight smile accompanied his comment.

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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: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke

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As Ren number one moved away from her shoulder's Alex folded her arms quietly listening to what the other's said. She didn't feel like she had to jump in and say something just to get their attention. Sure, Alex loved attention at sometimes but other's she preferred to stick to the background. This was such a time. Mostly because of her huge disappointment when the physical touching stopped. Her cuddly mood had been awaken and that craving was not nearly satisfied by a couple of minutes of an arm leaning on her shoulder, perhaps if it had stayed there longer she would been happy. Now she just preyed for someone that seemed available to receive it.

It was not like she cared that much for the riddles, the other's conversation about it was not exiting at all and since Alex knew she couldn't help them with those it bored her even more. Her head was already tired from trying to think something out, even if she had just thought a little tiny bit. Read what the paper had said and told the other's out loud. Sure she had gotten praised for it and she had enjoyed being praised for it, but it was not nearly as much effort as the other ones had put into it.

As she stood and watched the other's eyeing them up and down she noticed that yet another one had approached them. Hanging around in the background, she followed him with her gaze for as long as she could since he had placed herself behind her and not wanting to be too obvious that she was studying him she let it go and continued to watch those before her instead. The reason for her to stare so much was because she couldn't remember seeing his face before, sure there were a lot of people here and many of them seemed to be new, popping up from nowhere. She was still trying to figure out if she had seen him before or not when he spoke up.

”The first one is library, the second is probably stairs, and I think you’re right with tree being the third one. And my name’s Daisuke by the way. Looking forward to working with ya.”

Since he voiced his thoughts Alex took the opportunity to turn around and continue to watch him, creeping closer and leaning forward grinning, "Wow, you've already figured out the first one by yourself? That's great! I would never have understood it by myself." As she spoke she continued to creep closer, mostly because she saw her chance on getting closer to someone because the other ones in their group didn't seem that susceptible, mostly because they were women and Alex didn't feel like scaring them away from her. Then there were guys that Alex didn't feel like getting closer to since Ren number one retreated.

When she was close enough she hugged his arm, still grinning, before starting to drag him with her towards the exit of the camp grounds, "Alright then, let's head towards the library and take those photos!" It was not like she clings onto him, hugging his arm closely, so he could pull away if he wanted. She just took the opportunity to grab hold of someone without looking too suspicious.

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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: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke

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Renji blinked as yet another guy appeared, and felt a little annoyed that the dude, apparently called Daisuke had given away the answers to the first few so soon. Ren had hoped to watch the group labor over them for a while before revealing the answers himself. To top things off, Alex almost immediately clung to the guy and pulled him towards the exit. Renji had finally gotten a word in, and with Daisuke's appearance it was as though he hadn't said anything at all... Maybe he should have given them the answers right off the bat instead of wanting to wait and play with them? Eh, who cares? He was more curious now, though, about both Alex and the new Daisuke.

Wait... Daisuke? He recognized the name for some reason. Had he forgotten something? He ended up shrugging it off, not seeing it as important for the time being. The guy seemed cool enough, someone Renji thought he could comfortably be around. At the same time he had a hunch it wouldn't be easy to mess with him. Something about Daisuke's easygoing attitude reminded Renji of himself, so maybe that was it. Either way, the guy interested him, so he'd keep an eye on him.

Alex he was already interested in, and with how she'd relaxed when he placed his arm around her shoulder a moment ago, her quick change to the newer guy was a little disappointing. It wasn't super obvious or anything, and maybe he was only imagining things, but still. He'd planned on seeing how close she'd let him get while they went on this little scavenger hunt. Maybe he'd pulled away too quickly in his moment of impatience? He sighed, giving a shrug before folding his arms behind his head and giving a slight but pleasant smile to the rest of the group.

"Well. If we don't wanna be left behind I guess we should follow," he said in a somewhat bored tone. He, in fact, did feel a bit bored now, the main part of his fun ruined as they now seemed to have someone besides himself that was good at riddles. He was debating on whether or not to join in the hunt or just watch, but now he his earlier interest in the little game was gone and it was just another stupid assignment again. He looked over Lynda, Emily, Al, and the rest of his teammates. At least the people were still interesting. He opted to try walking closer to one of the three named, as Emily and Lynda seemed more interesting in an outgoing sense, and as Al seemed to be more interesting in a timid but pleasant sense. Still, he kept an eye on the two in front of them.

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The juice he had was approximately two-hundred and thirty calories and if he equated the amount of cookies he had, it would leave him at about three-hundred and sixty calories with forty-one grams of carbohydrates. He wasn’t exactly sure how much protein he had today but it didn’t matter as protein helped build muscles and muscles were merely bulky padding to him. Alfred’s hand went up to his chin as he began to ponder on the amount of exercise that would set him at the even score of zero, completely oblivious to the group around him.

Walking with them would probably burn about four-hundred or so calories depending on how fast they walked and for how long on what type of ground. If it were a hilly one, then he could easily add a hundred calories to that equation however, if it were flat, Alfred would only be able to leave it at four-hundred. The amount of carbohydrates he’d burn would also depend on such factors. If he could get down to an even zero, then Alfred would be able to subtract whatever calories burned from that zero and be in the negatives which implied that he would have officially burned more than he put into his body.
“And while we figure them out, why don’t we go ahead and take a picture of the ones we already know?”

Alfred’s head shot straight up, completely shaking him from his thoughts and returning him to the reality he was in. He briefly noted that another girl had joined their group and that they were beginning to become restless, wishing to start their little journey of finding the answers to the riddles. He switched his footing lightly, clasping his hands behind his back to reveal a stance many girls take. Al merely watched as the group continued to converse, waiting to start with a similar face that matched Renji’s- a bit bored and had the wish to move one.

His calm movements were suddenly pinned as the voice of another man slightly startled him, causing Alfred to quickly spin around to meet the eyes of a black haired man who lingered in the background with an intelligent yet somewhat bored smile. Alfred could feel himself growing slightly uncomfortable but it quickly ceased as Alex walked past him, going on about how smart the man was, quickly moving on to starting the mission. The group walked ahead of Alfred as he tried to calm his shaky hands that he gained from the sudden startle the newcomer, Daisuke, gave him.

Alfred shook his head lightly as he began to walk, thinking that he should improve on his people skills internally.





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Hey Emily! Name's Lynda, and welcome to our little Riddle Detective group. We were just figuring some of them out." The pleasant brunette had welcomed her with such friendliness that Emily couldn’t help but smile widely at the woman, putting her thumbs up in an approving way to respond to the girl’s words.
“And while we figure them out, why don’t we go ahead and take a picture of the ones we already know?” Emily turned towards the man who was now resting his hands behind his head, a bored look spreading across his face.

She stared at him for a long while and as the sudden thought of something dirty crossed her mind, Emily’s face flushed bright red and she spun on her heels with a snicker. Her slender hands touched her mouth as she began to silently speak to herself and to physically shoo away her own thoughts only to realize that another one had joined their group.
”The first one is library, the second is probably stairs, and I think you’re right with tree being the third one. And my name’s Daisuke by the way. Looking forward to working with ya.”

Emily noted him before watching Alex as she made her way towards him, approaching him in a friendly manner. She couldn’t help but to give the two a small smile as she thought the kindness within this group was a bit too high for them to be thugs. However, Emily soon noted after this thought that not all of them were thugs more or less as them being just troubled. Taking herself for example, Emily crossed her arms underneath her chest and nodded, agreeing to her thoughts of being sent here because of her perverted tendencies. "Well. If we don't wanna be left behind I guess we should follow,"

Renji sounded unbelievably bored- which in a way, Emily couldn’t blame him. However she deemed him a bit rude for not even trying to hold it from his voice. Nonetheless she began to follow the group, a small thought popping into her mind and voicing out through her lips. “Hey guys,” She started, clasping her hands behind her back as she sped up a little to try and keep up with them. “Why don’t we just google the answers instead of trying to figure them all out? Doesn’t it seem like a hassle doing all of that work when we can just use our phones?”

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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: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis

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Tatsuo, who had tuned out of the conversation and had been looking over in the direction of the teacher, suddenly looked back at Lynda as she pushed his arm off of her shoulders. Smiling, Tatsuo shrugged and noticed a few more people had joined the group. As his eyes stopped on the other guys in the group a strange expression crossed his face, wondering what Kat would think of them, and he made note to not let Kat meet the newest, black-haired addition to their group if she ever visited.

Finally listening to the conversation Tatsuo realized their group was moving on to... somewhere. Walking over to one of the other new members of their group Tatsuo tuned into what the red head was saying. “Why don’t we just google the answers instead of trying to figure them all out? Doesn’t it seem like a hassle doing all of that work when we can just use our phones?” Reaching his arm around the new girl as he fell into step beside her Tatsuo shot her a lazy smile. "What a great idea. Anyone have a phone with access to Google?" As he spoke he looked over their group and noticed a few people had disappeared and frowned slightly before shrugging and looking over to the red head and then the guy with black hair, trying to recall their names.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Aki Kimura Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis

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"Wow, you've already figured out the first one by yourself? That's great! I would never have understood it by myself."

Wow. He’d only been there for a few moments, and someone was already complimenting him. He smiled at her noting that she was getting closer and closer to him by the second. It was slightly already expected seeing that, by the looks of it, she enjoyed being close to people. Despite this observation, it was still a bit unexpected when she took hold of his arm. It was even more sudden when she started dragging him away.

Daisuke almost protested being dragged off, but he didn’t even have time as the girl whisked him off. The unexpected pulling almost tipped him over, but he swiftly regained his balance and strode beside her, his arm still in her clutches. She certainly was stronger than she looked, but Daisuke only found that to be another rather interesting aspect of her. Thus, instead of removing his arm, he let her keep it, bending it in an almost escort-like fashion.

Looking behind him, he managed to catch what looked like a slightly annoyed expression from Renji that was quickly replaced with boredom. Daisuke figured he’d accidentally robbed Renji of his current buddy, but then again it was really the girl that did the robbing…wait…did he even know her name. Not that he thought about it, he didn’t.

“Why don’t we just google the answers instead of trying to figure them all out? Doesn’t it seem like a hassle doing all of that work when we can just use our phones?”

"What a great idea. Anyone have a phone with access to Google?"

That was a pretty good suggestion. That way time wouldn’t be wasted with letting the others try to answer the riddles while he held his tongue. That also meant more time to nap. He looked back towards the smiling blonde that still hung onto his arm. She seemed to be a nice girl and it seemed he’d made a good call when he first saw her.

”Well you certainly are quite the woman.” Daisuke smiled down at her laughing lightly, pulling his phone from his pocket. ”So what do you call yourself?” He could definitely see himself becoming friends with this one.

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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: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis

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Kojou had quickly bailed after reaching the cafeteria...even if he was hungry he didn't have an appetite for what slop they were serving. Instead he had settled for simply napping back in his cabin, but recently some enhanced noise woke him up. Rather hostile, the belligerent teen stormed back out into the open and hunted for a familiar face. Noticing the noise was centered around the board, he simply shoved his way through to read the riddles.

Riddle 1: if there were a library he'd go there and punch (question) a kid there who probably knew until they said it.
Riddle 2:...see victim one again.
Riddle 3: at this point Kojou's eyes flashed, numbers were something he knew and the first thing that came to mind... a mailbox.
Riddle 4:board? Kojou didn't play boardgames, they were boring...find a chess geek or something, and repeat questioning.
Riddle 5: As someone who'd been arrested before Kojou could only think of a cop car.
Riddle 6: definitely sounds like a clock...at least it reminded him of the big one at home.
Riddle7: Even Kojou saw that they were talking about the letter e.
Riddle 8:...ask victim two, or find a drama lover...sounds like their thing
Riddle 9:Kojou burst out laughing at this one, it was his uncle's favorite line for intimidation - a coffin.

From there the bleached haired youth simply turned from the board and began simply used his large voice to do the rest with a shout.

"OI ALEX!!! LYNDA!! HELL FAY AND THE HELL PATCHY CALLS HIMSELF!!! WHAT TEAM AM I ON?!!!" Kojou exhausted the number of people he'd remembered thus far.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama 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

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”Well you certainly are quite the woman. So what do you call yourself?”

At first Alex was surprised by the sudden remark, somewhat embarrassed as well. She wasn’t sure if it was a compliment or a taunt because she had been rather pushy, which made her feel a bit anxious for a short moment. But those slightly darker thoughts was quickly wiped away as she saw him smiling down at her, smiling back at him. She took his smile as a positive thing, that is was a compliment. She was just about to answer his question when a familiar voice sounded, more like shouted, over the campsite.

"OI ALEX!!! LYNDA!! HELL FAY AND THE HELL PATCHY CALLS HIMSELF!!! WHAT TEAM AM I ON?!!!"

Looking back at Kojou, which apparently hadn’t been listening to the introduction at all since he was screaming now made Alex grin. Sure, she was going to answer him as well if not anyone else beat her too it. But she felt like it was another question she should answer even before that.

Turning her head up towards Daisuke again she gave a slight nod towards the side which Kojou was at before answering, “You heard that right? Who didn’t? The first one he shouted for was me, I’m Alex, nice to meet you.” A small laughter slipped through her lips before she continued, “I guess I should had started with that, maybe. Nah, it’s overrated!” Laughing even more openly now she shook her head, she knew she was acting silly. But she felt like being that, to joke at the matter, hide her embarrassment that had been showing its face just moments earlier.

Without letting go of Daisuke’s arm she turned around towards Kojou and waved, “Yeah! You were on Lynda’s team but our groups decided to do it together instead so it’s just one big group date! We were heading towards the library to take the first pictures but I guess we are not anymore since everyone still is standing around doing… nothing? Or something?” Alex tilted her head and shrugged, wrinkling her forehead as well as she watched the others who had their noses down into their phones. She hadn’t heard the suggestion about searching the internet to find the answers so she had no idea what they were doing. “What are you guys doing? I want to get this date started, I caught a good looking one.” When saying it she pointed towards Daisuke grinning again. Yeah, she was just joking again. But someone should do it, everyone was so serious so the whole thing got boring. Alex was like that little mascot trying to make the whole thing more enjoyable and funny.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama 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

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Kojou smiled when Alex gave her answer, and also turned toward the sounds. He made a note to keep tabs on Alex - she was useful...and popular. Kojou had to add the extra bit of that when he noticed the guy next to her while strutting towards the overall group. His grin adopted a quick Cheshire quality at Alex's use of the word date because it gave him something to play on.

" Date huh...have it your way then," Kojou cocked an eyebrow before speaking but used the pause to directly face everyone else.

"Well everyone since Alex and this dude are spoken for - I'd like to cordially ask you all out on a date...don't worry it'll be my treat." With a rare tone of genuine politeness and rather exaggerated show of a quick bow Kojou had reverted back to having fun.

" Don't worry I'll gentle enough on the first date - Lynda can answer that one well enough first hand. After all Alex, was I not gentle with her?" Kojou through a wink at both parties while casually referencing the little spar he'd done with Lynda previously. At this point, two individuals caught his attention: an orange haired guy, and one with red-looking hair with white streaks. Something...instinct maybe gave him the itching sensation he and them were cut from the same cloth. As a result he ending up giving them a direct look - a challenge while finishing.

" Of course if you think you're down for it I'm perfectly ready to get rough on the first date."

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis

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Renji glanced away from the two in front of him and stuffed his hands into his pockets as Tatsuo put his arm around Emily, complementing her on her phone idea. Well, it seemed one of the more interesting girls besides Alex was now preoccupied, not that he minded. He actually found it a tad entertaining seeing as the guy was attempting to do to Emily what he'd tried to do with Lynda only minutes before. Speaking of...

He looked over at the tough, brown haired girl, wondering if with her seemingly competitive nature she'd agree with the phone idea. Really, the riddles were too simple to have to look up, but he didn't care about the riddle game anymore. It was a simple waste of time. Even looking up the answers on their phone would be a waste of time, but he wasn't about to willingly participate in a reformation assignment that he was forced to be a part of. Now that they have both the phone idea and another brain (Daisuke), there was no need for him to get involved. He was just there to be there because he had to be. Plus the company was still interesting.

Then someone shouted, and Renji looked his way as names he recognized were mentioned and as Alex responded. The guy seemed interesting enough. There was both something about him that Ren liked and something he didn't, but he couldn't place a finger on either. When the guy was in front of them, Renji found that, yes, this one was very interesting as well. Different than the other guys he's run into so far. The way the guy eyed him with an obvious challenge, Renji raised an eyebrow before giving a small grin and shrugging. It wasn't difficult to hear the double meaning to his use of the word "date." So this guy was a fighter, and apparently enjoyed it and searched for it like an idiot... Well, at least the guy wasn't psychotic like Renji felt he himself sometimes was.

Accompanying the grin and shrug, Renji said, "Sorry, dude, but I don't swing that way." Renji could fight perfectly well. I mean, that's one of the reasons he was here. His switch clicked, he lost it, and he ended up sending a guy to the emergency room. He wasn't against fighting, he just didn't want his switch to flip or his calmness to break, especially this soon after the last incident. Mostly because it was worth more trouble than not. He didn't want that idiot teacher dude to give him an earful. It would be annoying.

He gave a quick nod in recognition as he stepped past the guy to continue following after Alex and Daisuke, who seemed to him to be getting along quite nicely. He sighed. A loss was a loss but this one grated at him a bit. Not that it mattered. He'd have other chances in the future, whether it be with Alex or someone else. They were all interesting people, after all. He suddenly didn't feel like messing with anyone, though. His mood was ruined more than he'd thought, but oh well. He was fine with solitude unless one of the others actually wanted to approach him. Too bad he couldn't have collapsed during this exercise instead of the "get-to-know-everyone-by-going-around-in-a-circle" thing. Then he wouldn't have to participate here and he'd have more information on all of them.





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Rose walked quietly, easily going unnoticed by her teammates as she silently wandered away from her group as she stared at the paper in her hands with a thoughtful look. She wasn't actually thinking about how to solve the riddles, though. She didn't have a chance at that, so why try when it wasn't important or worth the effort? She was actually zoned out in her own little world, rolling her tongue around the cherry sucker in her mouth as she was stuck in a daydream about a treasure hunt, where she was the main lead as a female version of Indiana Jones. If only this little scavenger hunt could be as exciting as the fantasy.

Caught in her own mind, she wasn't really paying attention as she walked, but was unconsciously following the feet in front of her. Unbeknownst to her, the feet she was currently following didn't belong to her teammates who were now going their own way. Her thoughts flowed from treasure hunt, to saving an imaginary love from a snake pit, to falling in love, to playing music with her imaginary love, to being back in her band, to landing a recording contract, to giving an epic live concert, to her mom's expression when she proves her wrong by making it big, to the clouds above her head that she was now looking up at and wondering how soft a pillow they would make. Thinking of pillows reminded her of her tiredness and caused her to yawn, closing her eyes, and in the process running into someone's back.

The bump and momentary pain as she stepped back and rubbed her nose jarred her back to reality. Blinking and at a loss, she realized she didn't recognize any of the people in front of her, not even the one she bumped into. She tilted her head in confusion before looking to one side and then the other. Her group was nowhere in sight. As she realized she'd wandered away from them and into a group of strangers, her face turned red with embarrassment. Wait... Which one had she run into? Feeling more embarrassed, she gave a slightly apologetic smiled, rubbing the back of her head as she said, "My bad." Maybe she'd just follow these guys. That would be the easiest route, after all.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis

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Lynda was following along with the group as they began walking towards their first destination. Their conversations all turned into a blur when she heard someone suggest using their phones to find the answers. Her mind went blank for a second as the realization hit her. Their phones. Why didn't she think of that? Why was she struggling to solve these riddles when she could just use the power of the internet? She didn't want to facepalm in front of everyone, so she did it mentally instead.

She reached for her phone when Kojou yelled something from a distance. Alex told him that their two groups formed to make a bigger one, and he made his way over. Other things were happening around her as well, but it was a lot to keep track of. With new faces popping up left and right, everyone chipping in about the riddles, and all the conversation in general, keeping quiet seemed to be a good idea. Not like she could contribute well at the moment anyway.

Alex mentioned something about dates while clinging on to one of the new guys' arm. Lynda noticed that Alex hopped from person to person a lot. That wasn't a bad thing; it probably just meant that she was really friendly. She couldn't help but notice that she grabbed on to or let others touch her though. Was she one of those types? People who like contact with others? Or did she just genuinely like the guy she was holding? Whatever the case, she had to keep her guard up. If it was the former, she wouldn't put it past her to randomly glomp her, and living with her only increases those chances.

"Well everyone since Alex and this dude are spoken for - I'd like to cordially ask you all out on a date...don't worry it'll be my treat."

Huh? What was he talking about? Lynda looked in Kojou's direction.

"Don't worry I'll gentle enough on the first date - Lynda can answer that one well enough first hand. After all Alex, was I not gentle with her?"

Lynda understood now. He wasn't literally asking everyone on a date, he was just talking about fighting. Wait... gentle? Lynda clenched her fists and smirked. She knew he was holding back at the time, but gentle irked her slightly. She was sure that he wasn't mocking her, but it was rousing her fighting spirit at the same time. She did want a rematch eventually; a full on fight, but at a later time.

"Sorry, dude, but I don't swing that way."

She chuckled a bit. It was Renji wasn't it? She wanted to tell him that Kojou was taking about fighting, but she realized that he probably already knew. Something about him was interesting... was it his eyes? Was he like Kojou and her? Her adrenaline flared a bit at the thought. If Renji was a fighter too, she had to see what he was capable of eventually.

A small bump from behind decked her spirit to zero with the sudden collision. Turning her head, she saw a girl with light purple hair. She seemed embarrassed for it, and said "My bad."

Lynda in turn smiled at her with a "No problem!" before turning back. She was getting distracted. Inputting the password into her phone, she went on the internet, searching for the answers to these damned riddles.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: O-Ren Yubari Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis

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"OI ALEX!!! LYNDA!! HELL FAY AND THE HELL PATCHY CALLS HIMSELF!!! WHAT TEAM AM I ON?!!!"

“You heard that right? Who didn’t? The first one he shouted for was me, I’m Alex, nice to meet you. I guess I should had started with that, maybe. Nah, it’s overrated!”

Daisuke’s head turned to see the young, white-haired man that’d just yelled out in their direction. So her name is Alex, huh? Well it’s nice to finally have a name to go with the face. Looking back to her laughing face Daisuke smiled widely.

“It’s great to meet you, too. It’s really nice to have a name to call you by, Alex.”

She certainly was fun. His thoughts quickly drifted to wondering why she was here as she turned and waved, continuing to talk to the guy that’d just yelled out to them.

”What are you guys doing? I want to get this date started, I caught a good looking one.”

A slight blush graced Daisuke’s cheeks at the remark, though he could tell she was joking. Yes, this whole group was fun. His thoughts shot back to the riddles they’d been assigned to figure out. Maybe, it’d be easier for him to just figure them out instead of typing in all those words. He pulled the sheet back out and looked at the riddle’s he hadn’t even bothered to glance at. Starting at the fourth one, he begun to reason aloud.

“What’s filled six days a week, but if you don’t own it, you can’t take a peek? Probably a mailbox…yep definitely a mailbox. What kind of men are always above board? Is that a play on words? Maybe on a board? Chessmen! What's black & white and full of fuzz? Full of fuzz? I’ll come back to that one… What won’t run long without winding? A river, obviously…”

These questions were easier that he thought they’d be. The next was the letter E, the next was heart, and the last was one of the Halloween riddles he heard every year: a coffin. How were they gonna find a coffin to take a picture of? Daisuke shook his head. Now that he’d figured most of them out, did he really want to just blurt out the answers? He’d seem a bit like a know-it-all if he did, but he did want to get a nap in. The thought of that bed waiting back in the cabin made him want to yawn. Daisuke turned his head back to the group and shouted over his shoulder.

“Somebody look up the one about the fuzz! That’s the main one I don’t have any clues on!”

Putting the paper back in his pocket and gently pulling his arm from Alex’s grasp, he took out his phone and put in all the answers he had so far. After he’d finished, he handed the phone to Alex, smiling slightly.

“So this is what I think we’re looking for so far. What do you think?”

Daisuke was pretty confident in most of the answers, but a second opinion would still be helpful, especially if there was something he’d missed, and when he was focused on getting sleep, that tended to happen a bit.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis

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Alex listened to Kojou continue to spin around on the topic date that she had launched, his speech was extremely amusing. Alex found herself laughing slightly at it, get rough on the date huh. Sadly no one responded to that remark, those answers could had been even more amusing than the topic itself. So she took it in her own hands to point out what he had said, “I’m perfectly fine with being rough on the first date, but I already have a partner, so too bad for you!

As she listened to the other’s she noticed how the so called partner started to mumble to himself, she wasn’t sure about what though. She didn’t listen to carefully since she found the other’s conversation about dates and stuff more interesting. But soon he took his arm out of her grasp, which at first made her disappointed but she soon understood why since he handed her his phone after.

“So this is what I think we’re looking for so far. What do you think?”

Alex stared down at the phone and up at Daisukee afterwards, she found it rather strange that he wanted her to check his answer. Her. She figured that there were many others better suited people in the group that could check them, but she did it anyway. Flattered by the fact that he actually let her do it.

As she eyed the answers she had no clue about if it was right or not, but it all somehow made sense? So she guessed that they were right so she just looked up at him again and grinned, “Wow, you’re so smart! You’ve figured out so many of them!” When she looked down at them again something hit her, a small moment of brain activity, “Hey, if the last one is a coffin and it should be a place, don’t they mean the graveyard? It’s located near this place, right?”

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis

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After a moment of feeling annoyed at the situation, Renji sighed and shrugged to himself. Nothing he could do about it anyways, so why not just go with it and see what happens? Something interesting, probably.

"Wow, you're so smart! You've figured out so many of them!"

Renji couldn't help but give a small smile as his hands sunk deep into his pockets as he relaxed again. Does she always have this much personality, or is she just trying to flirt with him? Now that he was back to his normal numb calmness, something that's been bugging him came to the forefront of his mind again. He heard Alex say the answer to the last riddle and ask about the graveyard, though he doubted they would find a coffin above ground there, but who knew? Maybe they would. Either way, he saw an opening for interaction and took it. He caught up with them, and coming from behind, causally draped one arm across both of their shoulders so that he was still mostly behind them but somewhat between them. He didn't know as much about Daisuke since he was one of the last to appear, but something about the guy's name was still bothering him and he didn't know what. Not knowing irked him more than anything. He didn't recall ever knowing a Daisuke, so he must be missing something.

"Wohow! Thanks to you two we've pretty much solved all of the riddles and can get this game over with," he said, a fake but believable sound of aw ringing in his voice. He moved his arms behind his head as he spun to look back at the others, as he did noticing that a purple haired girl was silently following them. Was she part of their group as well? "Hey, guys! Seems like we've figured out all of the riddles. Since the teacher dude didn't say we all had to be in the pictures, do you want to split up or stick together to find them?" His new task was to figure out why the name 'Daisuke' seemed so familiar to him. He thought if he stuck around the guy it might come back to him, so if they split up he'd be sure to get in his group.




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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis

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Rose Davis

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Rose blinked, giving a small nod as one of the girls said "No problem!" and guessed that's the one she'd run into. Huh. As one guy called back to the group, she realized their group had already solved the riddles. Wait... Rose couldn't figure even one of them out if she tried, so why were they able to get all of them? She clicked her teeth on her sucker before rolling it to the other side of her mouth. After a moment she shrugged and looked back up at the clouds again. If they already knew the answers that just meant that she'd be able to get back to her cabin faster. She again thought about how soft a cloud pillow would be and stretched her arms above her head with a yawn. Clasping her hands behind her back, she started to hum before something the guy with hair that somehow reminded her of a cyndaquil's flame caught her attention, causing her to blink again.

Split up? But wait... If they split up I won't be able to get all of the pictures...

Without really thinking about it, she suddenly sat cross-legged on the ground, staring at it as she tried to think about the possible dilemma.

Who should I follow if they split up? They almost have enough group members to where each could get one photo... or do they? Wait... Wouldn't they go in at least groups of two so one can be in the picture to prove they were there? Wait... Didn't Cyndaquil say they didn't have to be in the pictures? Well, he said they didn't all have to be in the pictures, but wouldn't they need one group member in them as proof? Or do they just need a picture of the object... But then couldn't they just get the pictures off of the internet connection on their phones and present those instead? Um...

She kind of just intensely stared at the ground as her mind worked in circles until her thoughts finally became incoherent and her brain felt overloaded. Giving up on thinking, she went from her cross-legged position to lying on her back and staring at the sky blankly, arms spread out to either side. She laid there for a moment before remembering she was supposed to be following their group and hopped up to her feet again.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich

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Ido Draskovich






Ido runs his hand up and through his hair, clearing the haze of passed sleep from his mind and yawning out the remaining creeks in his bone. It was a long and torturous ride, one that he hoped that would not need to be repeated anytime soon and the groaning stiffness in the back of his left knee was a turgid reminder of this. He takes a final look at the board in front of him before the sight of a figure approaching from one of the paths catches his eye. Ido sets his backpack down on one of his bags before turning to fully face the older looking gentleman. He had a certain look about him, that same "Now listen carefully" expression that almost all the teachers at school could be seen wearing almost all times of the day. He introduces himself as Karuko and Ido is quick to remember to shake his hand and greet him eagerly, a fact that his father worked hard to ingrain within him.

He nods as Karuko explains what is happening too him, only to look off in the direction that he points to see the small group hustling about. "Well.. at least something is happening"
However it appears that Ido's words slightly fall alone as Karuko takes his belongings and hefts them up to carry. Letting him know that he would be staying in one of the cabins, in room six to be more precise. He looks on as he can hear himself being sent in the direction of the group. The teacher urging him to get moving and catch up to them as so he can possibly participate in this event with them. Though Ido knew nothing of what was going on or what it was the group was doing, he takes one last look behind him to see Karuko moving off with his luggage in tow and takes a cursory check of his leg. Effectively rubbing the once sore thigh muscle before he continues walking towards the group.

Walking on; he brakes into a small jog only to catch up with the bulk of the group. As well to also chase the rest of the stale feeling from his body. Giving a small lighthearted wave towards them as he approaches.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Fay Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich

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As the group talked about dates and whatnot Tatsuo let his mind drift for a minute before remembering Emily who he still had his arm around. "Emily, right? You seem like the observant type. I think we'll get along well." As he spoke Tatsuo shot her a smile before tuning back into the others just in time to hear Alex. “Hey, if the last one is a coffin and it should be a place, don’t they mean the graveyard? It’s located near this place, right?” Instantly perking up Tatsuo called over to Alex. "A graveyard? I'm in! Let's go there first!"
As they continued to walk Tatsuo heard Renji start speaking and instead of zoning out again he listened. "Wohow! Thanks to you two we've pretty much solved all of the riddles and can get this game over with." After pausing for a moment Renji continued. "Hey, guys! Seems like we've figured out all of the riddles. Since the teacher dude didn't say we all had to be in the pictures, do you want to split up or stick together to find them?" After considering a moment Tatsuo shrugged. "I don't care as long as I get to go to the graveyard." Suddenly Tatsuo stopped talking as if he remembered something. "But I don't have my cell on me... I didn't have access to it when I.... left."

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Isabella Rose Fay Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Alfred James Character Portrait: Emily Wyzers Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich

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Lynda's nerves calmed to a more comfortable level when the other members of their group figured out the riddles. She mentally sighed as some of the answers were more simple than she had thought. It was always that way when it came to things like riddles with her; always thinking too hard and making it more difficult then it really is.

Either way, she was glad that the hard part was over, and all they had to do was to take pictures of said answers. She overheard talk of heading to a graveyard near here to get the first picture, a coffin. A little creepy, but shouldn't be too much of a problem unless they had to dig one up or something. Come to think of it, aren't coffins always in the ground? How were they supposed to get a picture of one? Crash a funeral?

Deciding on just to deal with it when they got there, she overheard Tatsuo saying he didn't have his phone on him to take any pictures. She walked over and chirped up with a smirk.

"Don't worry, I have mine. I think group pictures count, so I'll just include you in mine."

She then turned back to the group and raised her voice a bit so everyone could hear her.

"Hey guys, I'm going to the graveyard near here to take that picture of a coffin! I don't know if were going together or splitting up, but follow me if you want."

With a new goal, Lynda proudly took the first step towards progress... then stopped dead in her tracks.

Just where was this graveyard? She didn't know the area at all.

"Umm... can someone tell me which way I'm going...?" Lynda sheepishly asked with her cheeks flushed in embarrassment. She was so ready to lead the charge, and didn't even know the right way to go. She inwardly sighed.

"I remember when I used to think before I did things..."

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Raevyn Tsukino Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira

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As the group approached the exit a single colorful person could be noticed standing there all alone. Outwards it indeed was a girl, long red curls lied neatly against the back of the white turtleneck. Underneath it was a bland short black skirt with matching black stockings. No there wasn't anything odd about this girl that the eye could detect, well sure she had a bit broad shoulders but that was all. At least that's was what you could think because underneath the clothes lied a much larger error. The girl's name was John and no she wasn't an actual girl.

Skylar as he choose to call himself had been ditched by the group he had been assigned to so now he was in a bit of a pinch. He needed to make the assignment but how was he supposed to do it without an actual group? His group had gotten tired of him as soon as they met of him because of his wearisome personality and they were overall not such good people so they just told him he wasn't wanted. And Skylar had too much dignity to just follow them like some puppy so he ditched them as well, so now he stood there waiting for a new group to just hijack.

He had been watched the group that took longer time than the other's to leave for a while, why was mostly because he knew that his new roommate was in the room. It was hard not to remember his face from the introduction earlier, there wasn't many that had white hair - Kojou was his name if he remembered correctly. It would be fun to see his reaction when Skylar would announce that to him since he was indeed dressed as a girl at the moment.

When the group came closer Skylar simply stepped out in front of them with his hands on the hips before pointing towards them, "You are in my group now!" He was serious when he said it, he didn’t smile or say it like a joke. When he thought about hijacking a group he was very serious. "So how's it going with the riddles? Almost done? Done? Have you not even begun? If you haven't even started with them I demand you all to start working! I need to be done soon so I can do something else than be a part of some ridiculous treasure hunt!"

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira

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Right after Tatsuo finished speaking Lynda walked over with a smirk on her face. "Don't worry, I have mine. I think group pictures count, so I'll just include you in mine." Tatsuo smiled at her in thanks before she turned away to speak to the group. "Hey guys, I'm going to the graveyard near here to take that picture of a coffin! I don't know if were going together or splitting up, but follow me if you want." She then went to walk off, Tatsuo moving to follow but after a few steps she stopped and he did as well. "Umm... can someone tell me which way I'm going...?" Laughing Tatsuo walked up and hooked her arm with his, pulling her with him as he walked towards the camp's exit. "Come on. I'll show you. I grew up roaming all over this city. I bet I could even navigate it with my eyes closed." He said this with a smirk of his own though there was a glint of pride n his eyes that told he really could do as he said.
As they reached the gate, which was really only about minutes walk away, a girl with red hair stepped in front of them, causing Tatsuo to stop quickly and accidentally tug hard on Lynda's arm. Realizing what he did he immediately unhooked his arm and placed his hand behind her back to steady her just in case he had caused her to loose her balance. "You are in my group now!" After a moment's pause the girl continued to speak, obviously not caring anyone's input on the matter. "So how's it going with the riddles? Almost done? Done? Have you not even begun? If you haven't even started with them I demand you all to start working! I need to be done soon so I can do something else than be a part of some ridiculous treasure hunt!"
After making sure Lynda had kept her balance Tatsuo looked back at the girl with slightly narrowed eyes, hoping his quick change of focus would draw attention away from his kindness towards Lynda. "Hey Princess, calm yourself. We aren't your slaves. If you want to be in our group you ask and if you want help solving the riddles you have to take part. Everyone lifts their own weight or their left behind. Understood?" While his voice and eyes were stern Tatsuo's posture was relaxed as he spoke. At the tone of his voice and his ease in telling the girl off it was obvious Tatsuo had given a variation of this speech more than once and was not afraid to give it again. After he finished he waited to hear the girl's response.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki 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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She looked down at her phone once me."This is for the best." The message read sent from her mother. She stared at it from time to time as she was taken to the camp. She didn't protest at all. The people responsible for them tried to talk to her but she gave no response merely walking to her cabin and putting her things away. She was informed that her group had started on the riddles and were currently out. They expected her to find them on her own. they directed her in the area where her group had gone but she could have honestly cared less about it. "Maybe she should stay here?" The woman whispered to the man. "She has to." The man stated. But Kamiko had already begun to walk by the time they whispered about it.
She made her way into the forest looking around as to where she was suppose to go. She tried to look on her phone and figure out where she was even heading, but there was no service and that caused her to mentally groan at it. She didn't have any motivation to find them either way. She could honestly careless about this place and didn't want to be there anyways. Her feet dug into the dirt as she walked. She moved slowly almost like a turtle as she carried on. She began to hear voices ahead male and female. She slowly began to follow the voices before catching a glimpse of what seemed to be part of a group. Maybe it was her own, but she didn't even know the names of the people she was suppose to be in a group with.
"I don't do people."
She was close to the group and heard the female begin to speak. She rubbed her temples automatically as she was already so demanding. It caused her to shake her head and want to bag her head against a tree. The exact type of person she didn't like at all. Some people really couldn't think about others themselves. She looked at the girl approaching the group quietly. She didn't say a word at all. In fact she gave the girl a wicked grin. In one swift motion she kicked the girls legs hoping I would make her fall to the ground. Kamiko didn't have any expression on her face as she did so and just looked.
"I don't know who you are, but you need to shut your mouth." She stated in a calm tone of voice.
Maybe today wasn't a good day for her at all. The home setting was throwing her off and she didn't even to be there at all. The message popped up in her mind and her hands balled up in anger. "Its all their fault." She thought to herself when the message played into her thoughts. She didn't pay attention to the other people around her at all. She didn't want to go to this camp and couldn't careless about some dumb riddle they had to solve from some unknown reason. This all just made her even more upset. She wanted them all to be gone and she wanted to go back home. She stuffed her hands in her pocket and began to walk ahead not going anywhere in particular.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira

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It was not like Skylar had thought that he would get such a warm welcome from the group that he just decided to join without their permission, but he had not thought that they would be this against it. They seemed to need a leader since they were still on the camp ground but when he took charge - even though he wasn't a part of the group, which was probably the issue as well - they refused his leadership. As the red haired guy told him off Skylar only snorted with a disproving expression in response.

Skylar disliked being told of and he truly thought that it was going to be the worst part of the experience, but little did he know. He did notice the short haired girl as she emerged from the background, at first he didn't think much of it at all but well that was until she passed him and actually made him loose his footing. He found himself stumble to the ground and when he hit it he kind of blanked out, he just stared at it too shocked to raise up once more.

"I don't know who you are, but you need to shut your mouth."

When the girl continue to walk Skylar flew to his feet’s again and pointed angrily at her, "How dar-," Even though Skylar had a brighter voice than most males he was indeed a man and he did disguise his voice to sound more like a girl. And for a split moment when he burst out in rage he did forget himself and the true voice was let out, in panic he dragged his hands over the wig to make sure it sat like it should as well. When he was done he did turn towards the girl again, "How dare you do something like that to me! What's your problem?! How about I just kick you to the ground, eh?!"

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira

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Lynda heard the redhead laugh before walking over and hooking arms with her and dragging her along, telling her he knew which way to go. She was a little flustered at first, but accepted his offer. It was a good compromise - he showed her where to go, and she included him in her picture. As they got closer to the gate, Lynda realized she didn't even know his name. As she opened her mouth to ask, another woman stepped in front of them, causing a sudden stop from her companion and she almost fell from how he tugged her arm. Thankfully, he supported her.

Who was this new redhead? She looked pretty well put together for someone in a place like this. She was surprisingly bossy, immediately declaring herself apart of the group and issuing orders. Lynda didn't have too much against bossy types, but to appear out of nowhere and assume leadership was bold... and a little rude. She was quickly chewed out by the guy showing her where to go, which just brought out a snort from the bossy newcomer.

One surprise after another, a second newcomer showed up without saying a word. Lynda wondered about her as she approached the redhead, and her eyes widened when she saw the grin she was wearing. She knew what that meant. Before she could warn her, curly hair's legs were kicked out from under her, causing her to fall onto her back with a thud. The attacker ordered her to shut her mouth before walking away, and the redhead got up and threatened to kick her back, mad enough that she heard her voice crack for a second. As interesting as this was, she needed to stop this. Who better to break up a possible fight than herself?

"Alright, everyone calm down." She ordered, walking over to the curly boss and dusting her off. "I'll go talk to her, just relax." Lynda told her quietly before jogging to catch up with the other girl.

"Hey, wait! She called to her as she caught up, placing a hand on her shoulder to get her attention. She gave her a quick gaze. She seemed average, but something was off-putting about her. She had this vibe about her. A vibe that put a chill down her spine. Whatever it was, it certainly wasn't happiness or joy. No, this girl was something else.

Hey, I don't know what that was about, but you shouldn't just kick people out of the blue like that, even though it was kind of funny. I don't know your reasons, but maybe you should go and apologize to her, huh? Nothing good comes from making enemies."

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Raevyn Tsukino Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira

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~Renji~

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Renji's eyes went cold with a ting of distaste and he frowned at the appearance of a red headed and bossy girl. He didn't do well with bossy types, not that he actually cared, but he hated being ordered to do anything by anyone. He highly doubted that the still unnamed boy's little speech to the girl would do any good. Things like that didn't really faze these types. Only made them more obnoxious. Then yet another girl appeared, walking towards the red headed girl with a certain expression that made Ren think he could guess her intentions.

A ghost of a smile graced his lips as the red head stumbled to the ground. That may have been a bit much, but it was entertaining. His eyes followed the normal looking girl as she walked away. He was pleasantly surprised to encounter yet another interesting person. Really, he found it was two more interesting persons as the red headed girl exploded at the other. That was definitely not a girl's voice at the start of that rant. He didn't know how many others noticed it, in fact he doubted they did, but he bet that this bossy girl was no girl at all. Great. He shook his head a bit in quiet surprise. He really hadn't expected to meet a possible cross dresser at this ridiculous camp. Possible because there was a chance he could be wrong.

And then, Lynda to the rescue. A fighter but a peacekeeper at the same time, huh? He found he liked this brunette, though there was no reason for her to go after the other girl.

Renji walked towards the red headed 'girl', eyes cold but a lazy smile painted on his face and hands resting in his pockets. "Harsh. You okay, Princess?" he said, using the same term as the unnamed boy to identify her.





Rose Davis

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Rose stared blankly at an unfamiliar but pretty girl's exclamation. Unlike Rose who was simply and quietly following this group of people, she'd actually claimed this group as her own. Well, rather she ordered its members to join her group, but still. Rose was impressed in a way, and looked this stranger over thinking how different they were. the thought came to her that she was Rose, a simple musician in the presence of a royal princess. She blinked when one of the boys gave a small speech, addressing the girl as 'Princess' as though he'd read her mind.

A blush came to her cheeks as she started to zone out, but she was snapped back to reality, mouth hanging open in shock as a different girl caused the princess to fall. Well, half reality as she wondered why a peasant girl would attack a royal. Didn't she know the punishment for such an act was death by hanging? Wait... She shook her head to clear it, and when she was 'really' back to reality, she was still shocked at the other's actions. Why do that? It really wasn't necessary to kick the princess like that. She faded out of reality again as the girl Rose had bumped into stepped forward. One of the princess's royal guard! And then a boy stepped forward. Another knight in the royal guard! From there her imagination took off, and she watched the scene with slightly widened eyes as though she was seeing a medieval drama unfolding before her.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira

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When the bossy red-head laughed at him after he lectured her he snapped his mouth shut, his eyes growing dark with anger. Having grown up the way he did and having rose in the ranks of the gang he had called a family he was used to being listened to. The last person to have laughed at him when he spoke and get away unscathed was Raevyn.
Before Tatsuo could react more than he already had, having narrowed his eyes and tensed his stance, another girl came up behind Princess and kicked her legs out from under her. At the sudden violence Tatsuo stepped back and glanced over his shoulder in the direction of the camp. He had just gotten here, the last thing he needed was a fight getting him sent back to Juvy. A moment later Lynda ran off to talk to the girl who had dropped Princess and Renji went to speak to the Princess.

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Daisuke searched his brain. He wasn’t familiar with the area, so the whereabouts of the graveyard was a mystery to him. He simply shrugged and yawned slightly. This day was definitely going a bit slower than he’d anticipated. First days of new things tended to go by quickly, but not this time. Suddenly an arm was draped across his shoulder. He opened his eyes and noticed his roommate, Renji, right behind him.

"Hey, guys! Seems like we've figured out all of the riddles. Since the teacher dude didn't say we all had to be in the pictures, do you want to split up or stick together to find them?"

That seemed like a great idea, after all, Daisuke hadn’t gotten a chance to formally introduce himself as Renji’s roommate. Besides, that could get this activity over and done with. He turned and looked at the rest of the group who seemed to be doing their own thing. At one point one girl just sat on the ground amid all the chaos. Then one girl, Lynda, started off then remembered she didn’t know where she was going. ‘This is certainly a lively bunch.’

Daisuke looked down and realized he was still linked with Alex. She didn’t seem to mind, but Daisuke was a bit surprised. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d been so uncharacteristically comfortable around someone he barely knew. As he continued to think, his thoughts were disturbed by a tall, colorfully dressed redhead who’d steeped in front of everybody.

"You are in my group now!"

“Well she’s even bolder than the colors she’s wearing.” She was…interesting, and quite pretty, but there was something…off. The guy leaning on Lynda spoke up, giving the girl a piece of his mind. He did make some good points though. Even though her boldness was a little admirable, she did come off as kinda obnoxious. All of a sudden another girl came by and kicked the legs from under the obnoxious girl. Daisuke’s mouth dropped open. He knew the girl had the intention of doing something, but not something that drastic.

"How dar-,"

Another shocker. That girl was a guy. Those few words completely gave him away. Daisuke had never seen a crossdresser before, or at least he hadn’t been aware that he’d seen one before today. Lynda came and brushed off the livid crossdresser and ran off to talk to the culprit. With the look that was on her face, Daisuke didn’t think she’d get far with her.

Daisuke looked back to Renji, noticing the unapproving eyes right before they changed to an almost undetectable smile. As he observed Renji more and more, he got to make little notes in his head about the kind of person he’d be rooming with. Renji approached the disgruntled guy, wondering how he was doing as the girl with purple hair stared as if she were watching a movie.

Daisuke shook his head at all the commotion. A nap sounded more and more appealing and he was eager to get to it. He looked back down at the list of answers he had. A tree. He looked around and spotted one. He held his phone up and snapped a picture. He then turned back towards the cabins and took a picture of a few steps in front of them.

“Two down.”

Daisuke turned back to the group and yelled, “Hey are we still doing the splitting up thing? I’ve got two pictures taken care of, the tree and the stairs. We could get the rest soon if we go ahead and start making progress.”

At this point, that nap was literally calling his name. He looked back down at Alex and smiled.

“Shall we, my lady?”

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Kamiko hadn't realized all the people around her at all. She only paid attention to the one girl not caring to glance at the others. When she realized that it wasn't just the two of them her eyes went wide. She didn't ever like to be around groups at all and they had her uncomfortable in ever type of way. She gulped not making eye contact with anyone quickly walking off. What was she thing? Her own thoughts swirled around her head pondering that question. She was just so caught up in hating this camp already se didn't think before kicking the girl. But the girl really did have a horrible attitude and she knew that they wouldn't exactly get along with her if she continued to act like that, not at all.

Her feet scraped against the ground as she walked dragging her feet along. She planned to just keep her mouth shut when she walked away but the all high and mighty girl rose again and spoke to her. She stopped and raised an eyebrow at the girl, although her face wasn't seen. She clenched her hands together trying not to have another violent outburst at all. This girl.... She turned around turning around to face her. Kamiko's face was blank not showing any hint of emotions on her face as she looked at the girl. She had a finger pointed at her and it drove her crazy when people pointed fingers at her, Kamiko grabbed a first full of the girls shirt and pulled her down to her level. "How dare I? How. Dare You." She said looking dead straight into her eyes. "You come over to this group acting all high and mighty, bossing people around. Its the type of reason why you probably ended up here. Along with why people don't really like you." She told her boldly not a speck of hesitation in her voice at all. "I suggest you to apologize to them for your behavior." Was the last thing she said and let go of the girls shirt calmly.

She stuffed her hands back into her pocked and pulled her beanie down over her short cropped hair. She didn't look at anyone around her and continued to walk of. She felt her small backpack shift around and knew her sat had woken up. She pulled it out and carried to into her arms as the cat meowed softly resting her head along her arm quietly. She began to relax to herself the once scary look had gone and she had a more calm and nice look on her face as she held the cat in her arms. But a few minutes later she felt a hand on her shoulder and jumped at the sudden contact accidentally dropping the fluffy kitten and it hissed and waited for her to pick him back up. Kamiko picked him back up and turned to face the girl. Wow, she's nice.. She sighed softly looking at the ground as she was talking to her. "No, I don't. She shouldn't have been talking like that in the first place." She said biting the inside of her cheek looking at her cat. "I don't care if I have enemies, so I don't see your point." She told her waiting a moment. She began to walk again now knowing where she was heading just needing to get away from the stares she got from the group of others.
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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Raevyn Tsukino Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: Ido Draskovich Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira

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Skylar was still bursting with anger when some other brunette walked over and tried to calm him down, it didn't exactly work but at least Skylar got quiet. Letting the girl dust him off before she continued to the crazy person that just randomly attacked people. Skylar didn't care, he just folded his arms while glaring at them. Had he been even been suspecting what would happen after wards? No not at all.

It all happened so fast, one minute he was just angry glaring at the girl and the next he suddenly had her face right in front of his. Being kept down by her hand that held a tight grip around his shirt. This just shocked him, he couldn't even react properly at it - he just stared into her eyes without being able to react to what was happening. "How dare I? How. Dare You. You come over to this group acting all high and mighty, bossing people around. Its the type of reason why you probably ended up here. Along with why people don't really like you. I suggest you to apologize to them for your behavior."

And then suddenly it was over, even though the girl had let go and was walking away Skylar still stood bent forward while staring blankly forward. His brain had stopped processing the data around him, he just didn't know what had just happened. It was all too confusing. Somehow the girls words had hit the exact right points and they stung. A lot. Skylar already knew that people didn't like him, he didn't need someone telling it straight to his face. It showed either way.

In the end he straightened his back without saying anything and as he felt how his under lip slightly vibrated by the overwhelming sadness the words had brought him he just covered his mouth with his hands while averting his eyes from those who were still left.

"Harsh. You okay, Princess?"

Even though another person showed up and apparently tried to be considerate Skylar didn't look at him now either. He just continued to stare of into the distance while ignoring the guy, he had no intention to apologize or even speak to these creatures anymore. It wasn't worth it, like they really cared anyway. Or understood.

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The last couple of minutes had been intense, Alex didn't even know what to say. Her head hurt quite a bit because of it. She tried to keep up with the flow of events but it was just no way she could do it. Everything just happened so... fast. And it was so much new things at the same time. She didn't even have a clue to why people suddenly had started fighting and why not even one teacher had showed up. Probably because they were too far away where they couldn’t see them anymore - which was a good thing to know.

In the middle of it people apparently still cared about the riddles and she noticed how the one she was holding onto had started taking pictures already. She didn't care because if things would continue to be this way she gladly wanted it to end as quickly as possible. So when he asked her if they should go and continue this "treasure hunt" she quickly nodded, "Yes, the faster I get out away from this the better. It's giving me a headache and I just... No, just get me out of here!" As she said the last part she clung to him even more, wrapping her arms closer around his. Like she was in desperate need for help, which she believed she was. "This is just so... out of control and not in a good way. I don't want to be a part of it if the teachers finds out..."

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira

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Lynda wasn't sure what to expect when she confronted this mystery assailant, but two things surprised her. the first was the cat in her arms. She didn't remember seeing it before. Where did it come from? Were pets even allowed here? As adorable as it looked, her attention was taken away from it when she spoke.

Lynda was taken aback on how... cold this girl was as she listened to her reply. Didn't she see that attacking people like that was wrong? She didn't even want to apologize. How could she not see the point she was trying to make? She felt herself get a little irritated, but stomached the feeling. There had to be some way to get her to understand. Even if she had to be blunt about it.

The girl started to walk away, so Lynda walked over to her to attempt to get through to her one more time.

"Okay, listen. You may not care on having enemies, but this is a camp where they sent all the misfits; the ones who acted out enough to risk almost ruining their lives in some cases. I don't know why you're here, and you don't have to tell me, but trust me - you're gonna want to not get on anyone's bad side here. You can get hurt, or jumped, or... you get the point."

Lynda kept quiet for a moment to let that sink in before continuing. "You seem like a nice girl, so I'm only telling you this to help you; if a teacher saw what you did, they could've kicked you out then and there. There are punching bags on the camp grounds. Once you find them, you're allowed to do whatever you want to 'em, okay?"

Her lecture was cut short when she heard the the guy from earlier say he was going to the graveyard. She called to him saying "Hold on, I'm coming too!" before turning back to face the girl. With a smile Lynda started walking backwards while saying "Keep outta trouble, okay?" before jogging to catch up to her riddle partner.

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Character Portrait: Alex Character Portrait: Kojou Arima Character Portrait: Lynda Romaine Character Portrait: Renji Koyama Character Portrait: Tatsuo Miyasaki Character Portrait: Daisuke Character Portrait: Rose Davis Character Portrait: John Skylar Cortese Character Portrait: Kamiko Inokira

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Skylar saw that the guy who had come to cheer him up gave up just as fast as he had approached when Skylar had chosen not to answer him. From Skylar's point of view his actions was just more solid proof that he didn't care the slightest and just acted nice for some reason. The group seemed to be filled with a lot of girls, some of them far from being nice, but Skylar guessed it was to impress some or someone of them that the guy was putting on such an act. Wasn't it usually the reason for guys to do that? Not that Skylar knew, he didn't really hang out with them and no he wasn't a "guy".

When Skylar once again started to glance towards his from now on nemesis, the one that had completely destroyed his image and everything that he cared too much about, someone else approached him. As soon as she spoke he left the brunette alone and looked at the purple haired girl. It was something with the purple hair that lightened his mood, he had always liked the color purple and therefor he was a tad more susceptible to the girl than he had been towards the guy. She didn't ask him how he felt, she asked him if he wanted to create their own group since both of them had lost the one they originally had been put into. Just those simple things cheered Skylar up and he nodded happily.

"Yes, creating our own group sounds like actually like a great plan! Or, I would gladly accept you into mine" As forceful as ever Skylar grabbed the girls hand before and headed away from the others, he didn't feel like letting anyone else inside the group but the purple girl. After a while he realized that he didn't even know her name so with a friendly smile he turned towards her again, "By the way I'm Skylar, what's your name? Or what do you prefer to call yourself?"

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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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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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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.