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Eliab Othniel

"Huh? Oh. I'm fine."

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a character in “Young Master/Mistress and Butler/Maid.”, as played by ZacharyTC

Description

General Information
Name: Eliab Othniel
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Blood Type: A
Why you're here: His parents both received administrative jobs located in London, each employer in a different field of agriculture (specifically, nursery and landscape).
Level: 2
Master/Mistress assigned: Charles Aaron

Appearance
Hair: He ususlly slicks his dark-blonde hair with water before coming it back.
Eyes: His eyes are greenish-blue, alternating between the two colors depending on the light provided.
Dressing Style: For the purpose of looking presentable in this boarding school, Eliab wears a suit and tie, with a light blue shirt underneath.
General Appearance
Weight: 120 lbs
Height: 5'1"
Appearence: His body is muscular, yet slim, his head being narrow in width. Only a couple blemishes show up on his face (a result of a healthy diet).

Character Traits
Likes: Writing, singing, dancing, swimming, whitewater rafting, agriculture, natural scenery, the arts, hugs (especially from girls), baseball, track & field, fencing, reading nonfiction and his Bible, helping others, spicy foods, fruits, international foods (especially Asian), animals, fishing, most music, and civilized discussions.
Dislikes: Derogatory use of certain words, bigotry, peer pressure, bee/wasp/hornet stings, paranoia, aggression
Habits: Brainstorming book ideas
Personality: Eliab is not quite as social as most of his peers, but he still enjoys a friendly conversation, here and there. He is a man of few words, most of the time, assuming he is not shy during that time. You could say he is comparable to the Loyal Samurai from Japanese folklore. Even with occassional breakdowns, Eliab is not particularly emotional. At least, that is part of the reason his feelings are suppressed. The other part is he simply is not willing to let his emotions spill out. Of course, that is changing with the amount of time he spends around katherine (whom he developed a deep crush on ever since he layed eyes on her).

History
Bio: From birth, Eliab was raised to respect other people, even if they were mean to him. Not only that, but his parents taught him to work from the ground up, promising he would much more appreciate his career and earnings through that. He did not stay long in Norway after his birth. Most of his life was spent in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States, where he developed a passion for agriculture, especially horticulture, "culture of a garden". He plans on going to college to earn a degree that will help him with applying for an apprenticeship to become an arborist. During his Freshman year of high school, the year before he moved to London and enrolled into the academy, he was a pitcher on the freshman baseball team, and was heavily skilled at the position. Now that he is in London, there are several parts of the culture to get used to.
Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway
Ethnicity: Quarter Israeli, Quarter Syrian, Half Norwegian

Other
Extra info: Eliab's family owns a Boston terrier named Davy, who, as far as Bosties go, is hyper and loves to be around people. His older brother, Thomas, already has a job at a nursery in the United States.
Subjects:
In School
Algebra 2, World History, English 2, Music, Biology, Physical Education
After School
Dance, Horticulture/Landscape, Music

So begins...

Eliab Othniel's Story

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Eliab

"Er alt i orden, Eliab?"

"I'm fine, Mom!" Young Othniel did not want to admit his actual emotions, most of the time. He primarily hides them. That in of itself can make him rough around the edges, which is part of the reason he does not feel he quite fits in at a social gathering.

"אתה בטוח?"

"Positive, Dad!" The truth is, Eliab felt nervous about his first day. School in Britian has stark differences from school in America. As if that were not enough, he was going to stay at a boarding school, meaning little time to spend with Davy, his floppy-eared Boston terrier. On top of it all, he hoped his assigned master or mistress will not abuse their power. A thousand questions entered his mind. Once he finished his breakfast and put on his black suit, tie, shoes, and blue shirt, the boy rushed to the garage door.

His mother, however, grabbed him by the shoulder. "Oh, no you don't, mister! If you bike on over, you'll break a sweat! You know that is in no way presentable, not to mention you'd have to comb your hair again! I'll drive you there, and don't worry about your bike! We'll take it with us!"

Charles

"Are you sure you don't want another muffin, sir?"

"Already ate two big ones, Kenneth. I'll be fine!" Charles sees the family chauffeur as a bit of a big brother. He is an only child, so you can see why. The two would often tease each other on a range of topics.

"Well, Master Aaron, you best hope they do not confuse you for a mistress in a master's clothing." They had to laugh at that joke. He had long enough hair, reaching his shoulders. It was not that big of a deal. It should be obvious he is a boy.

Eliab and Charles

The campus seemed almost empty by the time Eliab found a spot to chain lock his bike. That must have meant almost everyone else already entered the auditorium. Just as he turned around to head there, he bumped into a boy wearing a brown suit, violet tie, and black dress shoes. What a way to start the year!

"Sorry, sir! I was focused on my bike, for a moment!"

The other person just chuckled. "Relax, yank! I was half dazing for a bit!" He then noticed Eliab's bike. "That's one wicked set of wheels you got there!"

"Thanks!"

"Twenty-four gear?"

"Mm-hmm!"

"Sweet!"

Young Othniel slapped his forehead, before holding out his hand for a shake. "Oh! Where are my manners? My name's Eliab Othniel! Pleasure to meet you!"

The red-haired boy shook hands with him. "Charles Aaron! Feeling's mutual! Guess we should head to the auditorium now, eh?"

Once they got there, they saw a brown-haired girl being helped by a blonde one. What happened is beyond these two boys. Whatever the case, though, it must have been bad.

"You thinkin' what I'm thinkin', mate?" Charles gave a wink.

"Cheer her up?" Eliab could not help but adore the girl. Gosh, she is beautiful!

"Yep! And who would be better than a tough guy like you, watching her back?"

"I suppose..."

"Come on! Loosen up, mate! We got three years of this, might as well get comfortable!"

Eliab did not have much experience with girls, having spent most of his time reading and exercising. With a deep breath, he pushed up his prescription glasses and brought out a pear from his backpack. He then hid it behind his back, holding it in his right hand. He let Charles hold the pack before walking towards this damsel. By the time he came close enough, his left hand was on the back of his neck.

"Excuse me, miss!" Eliab could not help but turn his eyes to the side, blushing. "I did not see what happened, but..."

He could not think of anything else to say. All Eliab could do was laugh nervously, take a deep breath, and present the pear, his face downcast. Eliab, you moron! You know better than to make such feelings obvious! He could not gather the courage to raise his head after that.

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Character Portrait: Katherine Prescott Character Portrait: Anna-Beth and Andrew Anderson Character Portrait: Daileass Taveon Character Portrait: Eliab Othniel
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Katherine lifted her head up as she heard a girl's voice. "Oh yes, I'm quite alright. Thank you for your concern." She said, her Finnish accent was light, but noticeable. She gave the girl a sweet smile, before returning the the young blonde male.

"You're a butler? I didn't notice that. With a nice suit like that, I thought you were rich." Kat was a bit shocked to find out that the male who helped her was a butler, but it wasn't in a bad way. "That obvious, huh? Ah yeah, I'm new." She nodded, with a smile, and a light chuckle. "Well, um, I guess I'm rather rich..." She wasn't really rich at all, her parents were.

"The pleasure is all mine." Katherine said as she did a little curtsy. "Yeah, most of the people laughing are probably rich, stuck-up, jerks." Kat muttered, slightly rolling her eyes. "I will, thank you for that advice." She returned to her sweet nature as she giggled a little.

Katherine then turned her head to another boy talking. She tilted her head to the side. Why is this boy blushing? She wondered, blinking a few times. Then the boy held up a pear. "What's this for?" She asked, not really knowing what she did to get such a gift. The whole time she spoke, her Finnish accent would leak out, sometimes barely obvious, others really obvious.

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"I... just thought it would cheer you up, is all," Eliab struggled to find words. "and it's not a blush... just got sunburn. You know, preparing for agricultural work in the future can do that."

Way to go, idiot! Now, she'll think you're a creep! This was one of those moments when he wished he could just say what he had to say and get it over with. However, how could he admit that he likes her? They had only just met. He would look like a complete fool if he confessed in front of everybody. Then again, he cannot hide it forever. Sooner or later, he will have to tell her. For now, though, what he just said was enough in his mind.

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"Ah, well thank you." Katherine kindly accepted the pear. "Okay, whatever you say." She knew the boy was lying, but she didn't want to embarrass him.

"One up for hire? Oh yeah...That's right..." Kat's voice trailed off with her thoughts. "As bad? What does that suppose to mean?" She questioned, not taking the comment in offence, but rather that she wasn't paying attention, as her thoughts were somewhere else.

"I'm not really one for chocolate..." Katherine mentioned, than it hit her. "Odota! Mitä? Kiintymys?" Wait! What? Affection? She spoke in Finnish. "Pari? Me tuskin juuri tavannut!" A couple? We barely just met! When she's usually accused of something, she would speak in her native tongue. She was quite shocked by the assumption the blonde male made. How could he say that? They don't know each other.

Kat quickly regained herself, noticing a bit more people were focusing on her now. She took a deep breath, closing her eyes for a second, and said "Well, Daileass, my name is Katherine Prescott." She then saw some middle aged man walk into the Auditorium. He had medium jet black hair the went to his chin, and piercing emerald green eyes. "Well, I better find my seat. It was nice to meet all of you." She wasn't looking at them when she spoke, rather she was slightly glaring at the man who walked in.

Katherine twirled around, as her dress flared out a bit, then gracefully headed towards where the seats where. The sound of her 1 in heel mary jane shoes clicked against the glossy wooden flooring. She found a place on the third row, fourth seat in. Placing her bag-like backpack on the ground in front of her, she kept her attention on the tall man.

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Well, that could have gone better! She saw right through that! Who was he kidding? Young women are adept at detecting such feelings for them. He lifted his head so not to seem rude. The last thing he needed was to seem ill-mannered, especially since he grew up in the South (that is, the southern United States), where if you did not use you manners, you were asking for trouble.

"Eliab Othniel," He held his hand out to shake. "Pleasure to meet you, Daileass! Good to see a fellow butler!"

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Once Dail left, Eliab took one last glance at Katherine before looking for a seat. Looks like you may not be the only one who has feelings for her! No problem! She does't know either of us that well! Just then, in the first row, Charles stood up with his hand waving, signaling for him to get over there. Immediately, the butler birskly walked to the seat spared for him.

"How'd it go, Eli?"

"Could have been better. She saw right through my attempts to hide my feelings for her."

"Doh!" Charles gave a playful punch to the shoulder. "Don't be so stiff! Give her some time! She'll warm up to you! I have no doubts!"

"You saw?"

"The whole thing, mate!"

Now that the man on stage was almost ready to give the announcements, the conversation had to end there. Give her some time... Of course! Love is patient! The Passage of Love. Eliab knew it like the back of his hand. He read it many times, he heard it at church back in Knoxville, and he never forgot it. He applied it wherever he went. Not in the romantic manner, but he applied it. This was the first time he used it as a reference to guide him in his pursuit of such love. He is a gentleman, he can afford to be patient. The only obstacle he saw would be his need to not appear vulnerable or weak, the reason for bottling up his emotions for so many years.

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"You said you are a butler, right?" Charles had to whisper in case the announcements started, and he did not want to miss them. "You could of fooled me with how well dressed you are, mate!"

"Yes, I am!" Eliab's eyes were focused on the stage. It was one of those times when he felt the need to show respect for his elders. That was how he was raised in the Southern States.

"I also heard you are looking to work in agriculture! Tell you what: My mum owns a big landscape business which has clients all over the European Union! Rich, poor, you name it! I could tell mum you are wanting a career in a related field of your choice, and she can reserve an apprenticeship for you via one of her best employees! Of course, we have to see what you can do, first! We sign up for horticulture next year, work together in whatever is assigned in that class, and we'll see if you're man enough for the challenge! I'd be glad to have you as my butler, in the meantime! That way, I can keep an eye on you during the whole class that year! What do you say? We have a deal?"

The butler could not believe it. Charles actually heard that part of what he said to Katherine? Why not the whole conversation? The rich boy probably did, but wanted to hear his side of it to make sure he heard right, if that made sense. Regardless, he is giving him, of all other people, a chance at becoming an arborist? Eliab thanked the Lord before shaking Charles' hand.

"It's a deal!"

But wait! That still left one more thing: how is the butler going to be able to make up for the unwanted attention given to Katherine before it is too late, or will he? He could not think about it now. The announcements could come any second.

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"This is ridiculous, Charles! First, we walk into the aftermath of what happened to Katherine, and another person's already being picked on! I'm glad my sister did not enroll here!"

"I'm going in with you, for this, Eliab! At least, no girl is involved! Makes things easier for us!"

"Should not matter, sir!" Eliab cleared his throat and whistled for the four boys' attention. "I don't see why you should pick on someone of a different upbringing, fellas. Have you heard of the phrase, 'Love thy neighbor', if you believe in the Lord?"

"Yeah, even if I'm an atheist, myself!" Charles was acting tough, at this point. "So why don't you morons make like a banana and split before this yankie pal of mine, here..."

"Charles! You're not helping by making threats! Didn't we just see the aftermath of whatever happened to Katherine? Besides, I don't fight!"

"Point taken, mate!" The master did not lose his demeanor, despite agreeing with his butler. "Still, you guys must have something better to do than to pick on him! Come on! I know London like the back of my hand! We can all be friends, here! What do you say?"

Eventually, the four boys gave up and left in annoyance. Eliab then gave the one picked on a pat on the shoulder.

"It's hard when people don't understand you. My grandfather is Israeli, I would know what such persecution feels like. Granted, I'm a Christian, but, still..." Before any response could come, the butler smiled and added, "Don't Worry! I'm not homophobic! I was not raised to hate!"

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Charles and Eliab jerked their heads in the direction of the girl who called herself Rina. It looked like there were more caring people in school than they thought. Either way, her coming in to assist the boy that was picked on was their cue to leave, satisfied with the fact she would take over from there.

"He's in good hands!" Charles grinned a little.

"I think so! You up for a bit of pitching and batting, baseball style? It's similar to cricket! I got the equipment! We just need to find a fence and be far enough so nobody gets hit when either of us happens to get a piece of any of the throws!"

"You're on, mate!"

Eliab chuckled."Hits not including foul balls and strike-outs count as one point! First to five points wins!"

The butler knew things would be at least a little rough at the Academy, though he never counted on his sister, Rebecca, enrolling. She might not be able to handle a bunch of pressure from being bossed around. However, if that was the price she had pay just to spend some time with her brother, she thought that worth it. What was the problem, then? The answer is simple: she did not have a master or mistress, yet. When she overheard a green-haired girl sigh about not having anyone to talk to, the impulsive maid saw that as the perfect opportunity. She immediately went up to her, whistling once.

Her Southern (American) accent was obvious as she spoke. "Excuse me, ma'am! Do you know anyone who needs a maid? I've been trying to find a mistress or master all day! I bet my brother already found his, knowing him!"

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Finally! Rebecca shook hands with her new mistress firmly. Now she will not have to go through a ton of trouble listening to a possible "drill sargeant" before having him find someone for her.

"Rebecca Othniel! Feeling's mutual! You probably saw my brother, Eliab, when he presented the pear to that brunette with a black bow tie? Back at the auditorium?"

She never in her life thought Eliab would not want to remain single. Maybe their father's constant nagging of him kept him from being so social, since hearing such rants would probably scare people away. That moment when Eliab walked towards Katherine shocked the maid to no end.

Just when Rebecca mentioned what happened between the two, Eliab arrived, in total surprise, not to mention frustration. "Rebecca! Hva gjør du her? Jeg fortalte deg ikke å registrere!" Rebecca! What are you doing here? I told you not to enroll!

The maid sighed, half in embarrassment, half in gladness. "And, that's him, behind me! One moment!" She let go and faced her brother. "Hva er så farlig, Eliab? Jeg vil bare ha en liten tid med deg, er alt! Du vet at du er medlem av familien jeg kan snakke med! Alle andre er opptatt med noe! Bare andre sibling arbeider hans esel en barnehager tilbake i Amerika!" What's the big deal, Eliab? I just want a little time with you, is all! You know you're the only member of the family I can talk to! Everyone else is busy with something! The only other sibling is working his ass off at a nursery back in America!

"Hva opptar meg er hvor hensynsløs mange i denne skolen! Du så hva har skjedd med Katherine, gjorde du? Selv om jeg kom like etter det, kunne jeg slags gjette på det!" What concerns me is the number of inconsiderate people in this school! You saw what happened to Katherine, did you? Even though I arrived just after it, I could kind of guess at it!

By then, Rebecca's aggressive impulses took over. "Høyre! Og du presentert som pære til henne som en skjerm av hengivenhet! Du overrasket meg, big brother! Du handlet aldri, noensinne sånn rundt jenter før! Normalt, er du ikke veldig sosialt, lese bøker hele tiden! Hva gikk gjennom hodet?" Right! And you presented that pear to her as a display of affection! You surprised me, big brother! You never, ever acted that way around girls before! Normally, you are not very social, reading books all the time! What was going through your head?

Eliab turned red. "Det er irrelevant! Poenget er, du kan muligens bli behandlet som søppel! Jeg vet at du ikke kan håndtere den slags Press! Du er også impulsive!" That's irrelevant! The point is, you could possibly be treated like trash! I know you can't handle that kind of pressure! You're too impulsive!

The younger sister scoffed. "Minst, holde jeg ikke mine følelser flaske, som du gjør! Hvor mye lengre tid før sikring lyser?" At least, I don't keep my emotions bottled up, like you do! How much longer before the fuse is lit?

Ouch! She had a point! Eliab cannot hide everything forever! How could he argue with that? He gave up and handed his sister a piece of paper with his dormitory number, written personally by him in case of this moment. "Hvis noe går galt, rapportere du til meg umiddelbart! Forstått?" If anything goes wrong, you report to me immediately! Understood?

At this point, Rebecca calmed down a little. Eliab can be uptight, but she knows he cares. The young maid took the paper. "Forstått!"

Eliab moved along beside his master, who asked, "What was that all about, mate?"

"It's a sibling thing! Don't worry about it!"

Charles whistled in amazement. "She's your sister? You think she'd date me?"

Eliab had to laugh. "Nope! She never was interested in that kind of thing! Let's just get my baseball stuff and get on with the contest!"

Rebecca took a deep breath before facing Chamomile again. "It's okay! He's just looking after me!"

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Charles asked plenty of questions about baseball, since he never had the chance to play it in Britian. Eliab answered them to the best of his memory, which was vast. When passing Katherine, Young Othniel noticed she was blushing while she spoke to Daileass. Great... Now, there's definitely a love traingle! Wait a minute... didn't she earlier say...? How does this make sense? He then noticed his locker was nearby.

"Hey, Charles, can you wait for me next to my dorm? The number's 1207, second floor. I just need to sort out my books."

The master saw Eliab's reaction to seeing Katherine with Daileass, so he had a hard time believing it. Charles walked a bit before turning and blurting out, "Let me know how it goes, Eliab!"

"Sir, will you just...?"

"Just what? Don't forget who's the master, here!" With that, the red-haired master continued to walk. I hate to seem harsh, but if he will not come out of his shell, it's for his own good! He deserves a girl he can be himself around!

Eliab sighed. He means well, I guess... As he placed his collection of books in his locker, he began rehearsing, in Norwegian, what he wanted to say to Katherine, not knowing she can understand every word he said, had she been anywhere close enough to hear. After a couple tries, what he came up with was, "Katherine, jeg beklager jeg brakt uønsket oppmerksomhet til deg. Og for å gjøre sakene enda verre, jeg løy. Hva jeg mener er, jeg prøvde å skjule mine følelser for deg fordi, som du sa, vi bare hadde møtt. Den kan ikke fungere på dette stadiet og ennå, det er vanskelig for meg å forklare dette innsiden av meg. Slags ironisk, ikke sant?" Katherine, I'm sorry I brought unwanted attention to you. And to make matters worse, I lied. What I mean is, I tried to hide my feelings for you because, like you said, we had just met. It just can't work at this stage, and yet, it's hard for me to even explain this inside of me. Kind of ironic, huh?

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Okay, Eliab! Now you just need to say it in English! You're a gentleman! You can handle this! The yankie butler then realized he was thristy. Well, there's another reason to go back in there, now that I know where is what in the cafeteria. I wonder if they have any water in the vending machines. With that, he went back into the room, towards the three vending machines he saw earlier. The first one had a decent variety Coco-Cola, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and Sprite products. Nah, too much sugar and caffeine! The second water, but carbonated, as well gatorade and powerade. I'll get back to that... here we go! This machine has what I'm looking for! They have Black Cherry Propel? I'm impressed! He inserted the British money into the machine. Kind of hard when you're used to US currency... Okay! I put in the right amount! The bottle of flavored vitamin water came out, and Eliab picked it up.

He decided to pick a table to drink it at and read one the books he did not put in his locker. The one the yankie butler picked was The Hunger Games. This immensely popular book was recently made into a movie, but due to the reviews about it not doing well with sticking to important parts of the book, he saw no point in watching it any time soon. Eliab looked around, and saw which food line Katherine and Daileass were at. Good! They'll see me when they come out of the line! I'll have no trouble apologizing to her! With that knowledge, he began reading and drinking his water.

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Eliab watched as Katherine got to the end of the line. Okay, any moment, now. At this point, though, he was starting to have second thoughts. Maybe she won't notice he was at the table nearest her, with the crowd and all. What are you waiting for, Eliab? Just get it over with! You know what to say![i] He slammed his copy of [i]The Hunger Games shut and walked up. He was standing beside her when he stopped.

"Katherine?" Okay, here it goes... "I... I'm sorry if I brought unwanted attention to you at the auditorium, and I'm definitely sorry for lying! You see, I... well... what I mean is..." Each pause brought more agony in the yankie's mind, to the point where, after the third one, he said out loud, "Kom igjen, Eliab! Bare si det, allerede!" Come on, Eliab! Just say it, already! "Alright... I admit it! I like you! I did not want to say it back there because everyone would have heard and, like you said in Finnish, we just met!" Poor Eliab had to take a deep breath to cool down. "Look, I know it's ironic. I feel kind of stupid, right now... I just wanted to get it off my chest... I better go! My master's waiting on me!"

With that, he left the cafeteria, heading towards the boys' dormitories. At least there's one less thing that will light the fuse... That's a relief...

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Luthais Rae
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“Ah, Prince and the Pauper. I’ve heard of that,” Luthais muttered in response. “It’s about two boys who look alike, well, they’re almost identical I think. One’s rich, a prince no less, while the other is… not so rich, and they switch places before having to explain, which in turn makes then switch again, to how it was originally. If that’s right,” He smiled before hearing Haru’s question, which made him think a little as to if he had a book of such. “Well..Actually I do have a favourite book, it's called Love Water. A story of a man who is a geisha and must appear as a woman, but he falls in love with a rich client who eventually gets the man free of working as a geisha." He paused for a moment. "It's a sweet story and that's why I like it."

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Daileass Taveon
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“Alright, I won’t go overprotective,” Dail assured the girl before grabbing a black tray and following her down along the food buffet. For a moment he just stared at the food at a little dauntingly, as he, himself, was not one to eat much, and rarely ate breakfast. The boy could go hours without eating, but that was bad of him to do so, and really he needed to break that little habit. It was probably why he was a bit pale most times, perhaps. “Don’t worry, I’ll refrain from cramping your style, miss. I’ll ensure you have all your freedom and rights whenever in my company.” He added before settling on a bowl of fruit, as he thought this would make him a little more perkier, and it was healthy! He handed over the money due before walking over to Katherine.

At that moment a boy from earlier approached, though he seemed nice enough and therefore Dail let him say his piece. Once he finished he hurried off, rather quickly, which made Dail ponder a little. It was a little amusing however. “I knew he liked you,” Dail muttered towards Katherine with a slight smirk. “That, and it was a bit obvious. But nevertheless, it’s quite adorable don’t you think?” He teased a little before giving a slight sigh. “Anyway, guess we should sit down? Unless you want to pursue the boy and declare your also undying love for him? As your butler, I would help without doubt.”

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Character Portrait: Katherine Prescott Character Portrait: Eliab Othniel Character Portrait: Chamomile Speculi Character Portrait: Rebecca Othniel
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Rebecca had to give Chamomile's query some thought. "I don't know... but whatever they got, doesn't make a difference to me!" She had her right hand on her gut. "Lots of gymnastics training can do that to your stomach! Right with you! I think Eliab and his master are going there, now, to check it out! Between you and me, my brother never came close to coming out of his shell 'till he met that girl! I think that did wonders, but we'll see!"

At the line, a quite massive variety of food was there. "Hey! They got apple pie right there! You go on ahead of me! I'm probably going to take longer to pick what I'm going to eat, anyway!" That she did, which was why she let Chamomile get in front of her! All the assortments of fruit, veges, and bread made it hard for her to choose! Once she paid for her food, the maid met back up with her mistress.

"Sorry I took so long! I could not decide what to get!" She giggled a little before she noticed her brother walking past her. "Say! Wasn't he going to get ready for a bit of baseball after talking to me?" She then saw the brunnette. "Oh! That's why! We better not look in his direction! Last thing I need is to embarrass him when he is about to open up to Katherine!"

While Rebecca did not see Eliab's facial expressions, she could tell he was having a hard time saying what he had to say after apologizing for lying and any unwanted attention he brought to the girl. The pauses were followed by him saying to himself out loud, in Norwegian, to say it and get it over it. Once the maid's brother spoke in English again, he was frantic, admitting he liked Katherine but did not want to say it in the auditorium due to being watched by everyone and the fact the two had barely met. A deep breath, along with further explanations, and the poor boy was off in a hurry.

Without looking at him, Rebecca was shocked. "Whoa... just whoa! I knew Eliab was having a hard time and all, but damn! Never heard him so anxious in his life!"

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"Good, but that doesn't mean I don't want you to be protective." Katherine smiled, waiting for Daileass to get his food. "That's nice to know. Finally, I'll get some freedom in my life. I've always been trapped at home, it wasn't very fun at all." She said, as she started to walk over to a table to eat at. That is until he showed up.

Kat stopped hearing her name from behind her. She turned around, seeing the boy from the Auditorium. "Oh, it's...you." She didn't know the boy's name, she had left for her seat before she even heard he introduce himself. "It's okay, there was already unwanted attention to me in the Auditorium." She told him, thinking falling in the first place brought the majority of the unwanted attention. "Snakker du norsk?" You speak Norwegian? She spoke in clear Norwegian, after listening Eliab speak the language. It seems like he didn't hear her, oh well. "Well, let's get to know each other, and then tell me you like me. I'll see how I feel then." She wasn't trying to sound mean, but she didn't want the poor boy to feel bad. Before she could get another word out, Eliab was already gone.

Katherine turned her attention back to Daileass. "So, it's not like he likes me for me. It's probably one of those 'love at first site' things I've read about." She wasn't good with people, if you haven't noticed yet. She tends to speak what's on her mind a lot. However, she was a sweet girl. "Adorable wouldn't really be the first word I would use." Ouch. You could tell she was getting a bit annoyed with the whole situation. "Let's sit over there." With that, she started walking over to a table, completely ignoring the last part of what Dail said.

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After some walking, Eliab started to think twice about what he did. Gee! Now you made a complete fool of yourself! She'll think of you as an idiot, now! Probably for the best, anyway! Just forget about the whole thing! Should have gotten to know her, first! At the dorm, Charles waited.

"How'd it go, mate?"

"Terrible!"

"Can't be that bad!"

"Yeah, well I was too quick to..." Eliab could not think of a counter. He was too agitated by what he did. "Come on, Charles! I need to cool down! Is there a cricket field we could use? That is similar to baseball!"

"Yep! Let's get your stuff and head on over! With the part of it I was hoping not to damage not there, we don't need to worry about a thing!"

Without their coats and button-up shirts, leaving them with the T-shirts they wore underneath, the master-butler pair went to the cricket field. Charles chose to bat first, wearng the baseball helmet. He figured playing cricket prepared him for baseball. With the differences between the two sports, though, Eliab had the edge as he wore his New York Yankees cap and baseball mit.

"Here comes the wind up..." He lifted his left knee to a right angle before lowering it into the throwing stance. "And the pitch..." The butler let go, the ball flying at a swift speed. The master felt an impulse due to the speed and swung before the ball came close. It came whooshing right past him, hitting the fence. "Swung too early, Charles! Strike One!"

"Yeah? I was just getting warmed up!" Charles threw the ball back to him before getting in the stance.

"0-1 pitch, coming up!" This time, Eliab threw a curve ball which appeared to be going towards the ball zone, but ended up at a lower corner of the strike zone. Charles realized it too late and missed the ball by a hair. "Swung too late! Strike Two!"

"Surprise me with another one, mate!"

"With pleasure, pal!" The yankie butler had another ace up his sleeve. This pitch appeared to be one Charles could hit. Once he swung, however, the ball did not meet the bat. It was the perfect knuckleball. "Strike Three! You're out! My turn to bat!"

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The master-butler pair went back to the cafeteria after Eliab struck out Charles twice in a row and hit a line drive to right field, resulting in the yankie butler winning the batting-pitching contest 3-0. They lierally had to jog, with periodic sprints, to avoid missing dinner. You can imagine they broke quite the sweat. Their coats and button-up shirts would not help in that scenario; it was a good thing they had T-shirts underneath. Before entering, the pair used the paper towels in the men's room to soak up the majority of that sweat on their faces, necks, arms, and hands. Once in the cafeteria, they talked about the whole event.

"That was amazing, mate! You struck me out twice without the ball going outside the zone once! How'd you do that?"

The butler chuckled a little. "Practice! Lots of practice!"

"I'm guessing from the cap, you came from New York?"

"No, it was a birthday gift from my brother. He visited the State of New York as part of his work schedule to train some employees at a nursery there. He bought the cap while he was at Camden Yards, on his break for that week."

"Camden Yards is in New York City, right?"

"Yep! The island of Manhattan, I believe! That's where the home field for the New York Yankies is!"

"And that field is Camden Yards?"

"That's what it's called! At least, as far as I know!"

Just as they were about to head to the line, Charles and Eliab heard a girl crying behind them. The butler lifted his eyebrow. Isn't that the girl who helped Katherine back in the auditorium? She looked familiar to him, but he did not get her name. Either way, something happened.

"You thinking what I'm thinking, Charles?" In a way, Eliab was looking for payback for being pressured into admitting his feelings for Katherine so speedily, though it was also because he hated to see anyone upset.

The red-haired master grinned in amusement at his own quote used against him. "Cheer her up, mate?"

Eliab pointed a finger at Charles, revealing a hint of hostility in his voice. "You're the one doing the talking, this time!" He started towards the vending machines. "Want any water? They got Propel!"

"Sure! I'll go with grape, if they have it!"

"On it!"

Eliab, my American friend, you are about to see a professional in action! Charles brought out his comb to straighten up his hair a little before putting it back in his pocket. As he walked towards the blonde damsel, he placed a smile on his face to appear friendly. This is how it's done!

"Hello, there!" The red-haired boy paused to see her reaction. "Heard you crying!" Charles took this moment to sit beside her, legs crossed, his right elbow on the table. "Now, what could possibly upset a beautiful lass like you on the first day?"

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The red-head's smile grew slightly bigger, satisfied with the apparent success in brightening Anna-Beth's day. "The name's Charles Aaron. You ever want to do something sometime, I know the whole city."

Just then, his butler came, with the two bottles of Propel, one grape, one cherry. "Here's your water, Charles, as requested!"

The master grabbed the grape Propel. "Thanks, Eliab!"

"I'll be at the table next to you, in case you need anything!"

"No problem!" Charles suddenly slapped himself on the forehead. "Silly me, I almost forgot! I think you already saw my butler at the auditorium!"

As he sat at the empty table, the yankie opened his copy of the Bible, NIV. "Eliab Othniel! Pleasure to be of aquaintence, Anna-Beth!"

"He's still new to town! He came from..." The red-haired master scratched his neck. "Say! You never told me where in America you're from, mate!"

Eliab's eyes were on the first page to the Book of Exodus. "Knoxville, Teneesee. It's part of the Southern States east of the Mississippi. Most of my life was spent there. I was actually born in Tronheim."

"Norway? Seriously?"

The butler nodded his head. "My mom's side of the family is made up entirely of Norwegians, hence I can speak the language rather fluently."

"What about your dad's side?"

Eliab slammed his book shut. Should have seen that coming! He turned his head toward his master. "You really want to know?"

"Yeah, Eliab! Where's the shame?"

"You promise not to start a political argument?"

Charles gave a small chuckle. "Politics! Hate the word!"

"Alright..." Eliab put his book in his backpack before sitting across from Charles. "The only people I know from my dad's side, other than him, are my grandma and grandpa." He set two photos down, both in black in white, with a man in an Israeli military uniform and a woman wearing a cloth over her head. "My grandpa was an Israeli soldier who fought in Gaza. My grandma was a Syrian. They met each other at the Church of the Nativity after the battle. Once they realized their homelands would eventually spill each other's blood, they fled to Norway, and the rest is history. That's all they'll tell me."

"What's the problem, then? Can't be that bad!"

"Family lineage is not something I like to discuss because once I mention the Israeli part of my blood, a whole argument starts over whether to support the country itself. They always try to drag me into it. Middle Eastern people in general are frowned upon because of 9-11. Being half Middle-Eastern, like I am, has its pitfalls no matter which part of the globe you are at. Personally, I could care less what happens in that region, military-wise. It's just another warzone for people who don't know any better."

"That's gotta be rough, mate!"

"That's why I keep quiet, most of the time. I have a hard time trusting people to know me as who I am instead of what I am." With that, Eliab put the photos back in his pants pocket.

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"No harm done!" Eliab pulled out a full color photo of his parents, brother and sister with him. "The black-haired, green-eyed, tan-skinned guy to the left of me is my brother, Thomas. He's the eldest sibling in the family. His job at a nursery in Tennessee keeps him from moving outside the United States. To the right is my sister, Rebecca. I tried to convince her not to enroll here, but she did. She figures she can handle a few 'drill sargeants' just to spend some time with me, the middle brother, being the only family member she feels she can hang out with, besides Davy, our Boston terrier in front of us. My biggest concern is Rebecca being treated like trash by some inconsiderate master or mistress. If that were to happen, let's just say big brother will be mighty angry!" He then pointed at the background. "Behind us are the Great Smokey Mountains, a subrange of the Appalachians. Trees, shrubs, and grass cover the whole area. It was my inspiration to try and become an arborist, once all this is said and done. Agriculture is something that interests me a lot." The butler put the photo back in his pocket.

"You know, Eliab..." Charles seemed to remember something, right there. "...it just so happens that there is a greenhouse, or garden, or both, where we can sign up and help grow plants and maintain the place! That would be good practice, huh? You might even be able to grow and maintain trees, since you want to be an arborist!"

"Well, it's worth a try..." Eliab was in deep thought for a moment. "But, enough about me!" He turned his attention to Anna-Beth. "What about you? What field are you interested in working in?"

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"Your entire future decided for you?" I definitely should have seen that one coming! Eliab's eyes widened. "Hard to imagine the amount of pressure from that!"

Charles raised his hand, his eyes on the table. "I can relate! My mum trained me in all sorts of jobs to make me more capable of handling her landscape company, and I already said it operates all over the European Union!"

"Right..." The butler drank a bit of his flavored water with five gulps at one go. "Well, anyway... you ever been to the Ocoee River, Anna-Beth? It's rather close to Knoxville, and also where an Olympic whitewater rafting event took place."

Eliab did not even want to think about how many other people went through a similar scenario to his master and to the girl they were talking to. Changing the topic was the best he could come up with. It was better to have a random talk in his mind than to stay on a topic which made him feel uneasy.

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"Ouch!" Charles could not help but imagine how painful it must have been. "Well, that explains a lot!"

"No kidding!" Eliab was completely stunned. "If my sister went through something like that, I don't know how I'd react! He's getting a bit overprotective, isn't he, your twin brother, I mean?"

It was bad enough the yankie had to worry about Rebecca letting her impulses control her every move. To actually meet someone who went through something traumatizing was an entirely different matter. He could not imagine what it must have been like.

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"He blames my parents," she said, studying her hands and letting her hair cover her scars again. A ghostly smile was stuck on her lips, sadness clear in her eyes, "because they weren't there to help me."

"We were playing in the house, barely ten at the time. Our nanny was...off doing something, I'm not sure what. I was running through the living room, and Andrew was chasing me and...I tripped."

She could see it all: the new white carpets Mama had just gotten installed, pictures of Papa in magazines and newspapers all framed on the wall, light shining on the twins' hair as they tore around the room.

"There was a large vase on the table I bumped into. We'd been told to be very careful, because the vase was very expensive. I remember, it was very heavy."

They could only watch it rock, back and forth, back and forth, Anna-Beth sprawled on the floor, Andrew a few feet behind her. It had tipped, and...

"It shattered, on the right side of my face."

She remembered screaming, her face sticky and warm, Andrew standing and crying over her, the nanny shakily dialing for an ambulance. The hospital took good care of her, letting Andrew crawl up into the bed with her. He never left. And Mama and Daddy...they were in court. They didn't hear about her accident for hours afterwards.

When they finally did arrive, Andrew was furious. He screamed at them, yelling that they were horrible parents. That they had to apologize to her. They didn't stay long. They had work, and Anna-Beth had ushered them out, assuring them she'd be alright, honest.

"Mama and Daddy...weren't there. And that made Andrew mad. So he decided he was going to take care of me."

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Charles could not believe what he just heard. "What? About six years ago and still he...?" The red-haired master could not even think straight after that.

Eliab kept calm while listening to Anna-Beth. "Then again, Charles, you have to see it from their side, as well."

"You'd think he'd be given therapy, by now!"

"Charles..." The butler was getting a little agitated with his master's apparent lack of understanding, by now. "Do you even have a sibling?"

"Well, no, but..."

"Then please keep a lid on it! I'm not going to waste time explaining things to you if they're not even going to make a dent!"

"Okay! Chill! Jeez! It's time for dinner, anyway! Come on!"

Eliab sighed. "We'll be back!"

As they were about to be in line, Charles and Eliab heard a familiar voice panic. The yankie recognized that one. Katherine? Already? She never gets a break, does she? He made a dash in the direction of her voice, and found her at a table, searching her bag frantically for something.

At this point, Eliab didn't even think about the earlier conversations. "What's wrong? What happened?"

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Luthais Rae
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“Oh, not weird in a… weird way, but rather someone who’s just… scary?” He sheepishly laughed a little while staring at the boy. Luthais couldn’t really find a better word to describe what he meant, though it wasn’t really that important? He shrugged slightly. “I tend to find some people intimidating, I suppose. Maybe that’s what I mean by weird,” He thought a little before giving another shrug in response. At least, that was till Luthais began to blush a little when the master complimented him. That was his typical response, mostly whenever around new people. “T-Thankyou,” He stuttered with a smile. “Your pretty cool too, I mean, I aint ever met anyone who likes to read like I do.”

He paused briefly. “Your cute too, like, your w-well kept…” Luthais sighed quietly after biting his lip a little. “Not that you look like a little kid or nothing, though kids do kinda look cute’ish. You, on the other hand, have a… mature, spunky look to you, Haru.” The butler quickly hushed himself up for a few moments, feeling himself rattling on a little. However, he added a few minutes later, “Do you plan on borrowing that book? Or else you may need to live in the library in order to finish it.” He teased a little towards the boy amusingly.

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Daileass Taveon
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Dail ate a little more of his fruit while casually listening to the girl speak, well, at least till he noticed her floundering around whilst in search of something that was in her bag. Well, more accurately, something that wasn’t in her bag, it seemed. Perhaps she lost something?

“What’s the matter?” He asked calmly as Katherine frantically searched in her bag still. “Have you misplaced something?”

Not too long after Dail saw the boy from earlier appearing, suddenly. If anything, that boy was eager to do whatever it seemed for the girl. Not that Dail minded, in a way he found it rather sweet and refreshing if anything else. Oh what was his name again…

E…E-E…E…Eliab? That was it! Eliab…something…

“Oh, hello Eliab,” Dail muttered softly with a smile, before shifting his stare towards Katherine, who was still in the manner of looking for something. “What is the matter mistress?”