Mysteries of the Metropolis

I Still Have Family?
Oh, By the Way, Your Brother is Alive

 

Sunday, September 10th, 3080

          On the way back to school Sarah was stopped by Luccio and questioned about how she left the school.  Sarah said that she needed to put Kiran in her room first, before anything else happened.  Sarah took Kiran to her room and put her on her bed, and tried to leave her bag with her but Luccio took it.  Sarah grumbled but continued on.  She started to be questioned by Luccio but she wasn't giving any answers so Luccio asked her if she wanted to do it the hard way and Sarah said "I guess."  

          The guidance counselor was called into the room and she looked at into her memories.  She saw everything that had happened and ignored the effects of diamond.  When she was done she handed Sarah her backpack and Sarah checked for the mask, it wasn't there so she threw her bag against the wall and headed out the office.  Sarah texted Kiran and told her that she might be doing something and wouldn't be allowed back in school.  She knew that the mask was in containment and so she was going to get it back.  Sarah found out where containment was.  She snuck to it, tried to unlock the door but after that didn't work she kicked down the door and went into the containment room.  There were a lot of items there and she looked at them, but in the end was only interested in the mask they had taken from her.  After punching through the glass and grabbing the item, she was sprayed with orange paint.  She went and put on a jacket and then left the school.

          When Kiran woke up she talked to Matt for a couple of minutes then she asked where Sarah was and when Matt pulled out his phone, he showed her the text from Sarah.  Kiran got a little nervous and decided to go to Luccio.  The captain was looking into a crystal ball and eyeing Sarah.  Kiran offered to go get her and found out that they were going to give the mask to Monarch.  So the Kiran went to the desert of Arizona and created a summoning circle and summoned Sarah.  Kiran told Sarah that it would be best if she went back to the school with her so she wouldn't get in as much trouble with the school.  She managed to talk Sarah into doing it by using Connor.

          The two girls went to Monarch and they asked to speak to Tarrence.  Apparently Tarrence was in the middle of a conference and so the two girls waited out in the lobby.  At some point the mask started to talk to Kiran, that was when a tall lady came out of Tarrence's office and asked them what they had.  Kiran showed her the mask and she said "again?"  Kiran said that the mage from Mischief Managers Inc. was able to get away with the belt and that she would look into it.  Sarah told the lady that she had killed the person who had it.  After that the lady gave Sarah a card to join Odin's army and then went back to talk to Tarrence.  Then Tarrence came out and thanked the two.  At some point before the clerk said that the two girls acted like married couple and Sarah brought it up alluding to how the girls were acting towards each other in the moment.  Tarrence scolded the clerk but it was in a fun way.

          After leaving the office the two went back to the school and went to Luccio's office.  Luccio was going to give her alternative punishment which turned out to be a diet and a twenty page paper.  Kiran and Sarah went their separate ways and Sarah ended up going to eat with Listens to Wind, because he was her listed guardian, and then went to spend time with Conor.  Kiran decided to go to the bar to talk to, and apologize, to Jesus.  When she got there Jesus was waiting for her and she went over to his table.  She asked if he would forgive her and someone laughed a little bit.  The two talked about metaphysical and religious questions, the biggest one is that does everyone deserve redemption.  Jesus told her that everyone did.  After Jesus left, and paid for everyone to have fish and chips, Kiran went to Paul and asked him what Shameis liked, and he gave her a couple examples.  Then Kiran to check out Hide Park and see this rumor about her aunt being there.  When Kiran made it to the park, she looked around and saw ghost children walking around and a woman called out to her from a tree house. 

          The two began to talk and she found out a lot of things about Cody, especially when her aunt opened a false page in her brother's note book.  She had also found out that her family originated in Ireland and her great-great- times a lot, grandfather, Eliphon was a knight for Brea and helped her claimed the land she had.  When she read the letter, a part of her hurt.  Cody had found out about some of the things she had done, and what Persey had done to her.  Then her aunt told her that it was time that she had moved on.  Kiran took a piece of paper and started to write reasons why she deserved redemption and then reason why she didn't.  The pros out weighted the cons, so she agreed it was time for her to move on and learn to deal with her problems.  She took a bath in the pond in the park with a hard brush which hurt her bruises from before.  When she was done Shameis had come and then Sarah and Conor appeared in the park as well.

          After talking for a bit, Kiran told the group about her past with Persey and Shameis asked her why didn't she tell him or the cops and she said she didn't have enough time or the right space to do so and that she wouldn't go to the cops for that.  He understood.  Shortly after that, Sarah broke the news to Kiran that the Winter Knight was in fact her brother.  Kiran was dumbfound and Shameis pulled her onto his lap to try and talk with her.  Sarah was trying to embarrass Kiran and Shameis looked to Connor and he stepped in on that part.  Sarah said get away from me to Connor at one point and then he left, and Kiran's aunt to her to look up the meaning of things from his time period.  Shames went with Kiran, magically to St. Matthew's Church and the two spent time there.  After about two hours, the two teleported back to Hide Park and they went their separate ways.

          When Connor left Sarah, Sarah decided that she was going to find him no matter what.  When she did, he was at the place of their first date, the Italian restaurant in Paris.  The two discussed what had happened and they acknowledged that their was a difference in sayings and attitudes from their time since Connor was born in the 1600s.  They both agreed to learn about the opposing cultures and time periods.  After they came to that agreement, they went and ate at the Italian restaurant before Sarah's time period was up and she had to start the diet.

          When Kiran got back to school she went and created a circle to summon Puck.  She asked him what Sarah and her were to each other and Puck said he couldn't tell that because it would be messing with Fate.  So then Kiran went to Rufus who was able to give her a large list of Celtic folklore to look up to see if she could find out more about her family and their relationship with Brea and Puck.  After getting a list of the folklore, Kiran went to the library and saw that Hagatha was not on duty, and then it hit her, that Hagatha was being controlled by the mind controller so she needed to get whatever evil artifact she had away from her.  However, Hagatha wasn't working tonight, in fact, she had the night off.   Kiran contacted Charlie and asked him for his help.  Kiran was waiting outside of Hagatha's office when he came and she was about to break in, and he suggested something else.  He asked Florance for the key and he said that he would only be looking around for clues, and somehow it charmed Florance into giving them her key.  In the room, they looked around for some information and they found a safe.  After trying to do some of her burglary stuff from the past and using divination to get the code, they opened up the safe and inside was a pen and paper.  The two were able to detect that the pen had evil aura about it.  Once again, Kiran asked Charlie what they should do and he told her that she should close up the safe, hide the dust, give the key back to Florance, and go see captain Luccio.  Kiran agreed to it.  When they went to see Luccio they told her about what had happened and what Kiran knew and she said she'd look into it.  Kiran went to her room and studied the folklore before she fell asleep.

          When Sarah got back from Paris, she went to the library and asked for books on the mannerisms of the 1600s.  Florance gave her titles to three books, and Sarah went and found them.  She took those books and studied them before falling asleep.

 

Date

          The next morning came and Sarah and Kiran went to Valin Hall to pick up one of the dolls in Sarah's room.  When they got there, the group was talking and then after a bit, the Nye attacked.  Sarah dodged the incoming attack and since the Nye noticed a weakness on Kiran, attacked her there.  Kiran swiftly killed the Nye and Sarah finished quickly after.  When they were done Kiran went to study with Riki Maru in the dojo and he noticed that she was more sore than usual and he asked why.  Kiran was going to divert attention but then she explained it.  Kiran said that she was going to throat punch the next person who hit her on her butt, and so Riki Maru took her up on that offer.  The two got into a deep scuttle and Kiran landed a solid punch on Riki Maru before he was able to end the fight.  He told her three things to learn, never make a threat you cannot keep, don't get angry in a fight, and never tell your enemies where your weakness is.  Kiran pouted a little bit and was told to sit down so she did, and she contemplated what he had said.  He gave her a salve that would help her out for a while and then she went to go eat breakfast. 

          Sarah was coming back from reading in the boiler room and the two girls met at the table.  Kiran asked Sarah what kind of necklace locked when you gave it to her, and Sarah looked a little shocked then started to laugh.  Kiran was highly confused and when they asked why, she said Shameis was going to give one to her.  Kiran noticed that Henrietta had one as well, and Jesse said that was a discussion for another time and place.  Everyone then asked what had happened with the past couple of days and why she was acting so weird, she told them that there must have been another her, because Fate put her where she was needed most and that was saving Sarah from dying.  Kiran asked the group if she was to create a birthday for herself if anyone would come and they were all surprised, they didn't know her birthday was coming up.  Jesse told her it was customary to have friends plan it, and Kiran was confused, because she and Cody never had a birthday party, they just sat at home and watched movies and sparred.  Sarah asked what day it was and it was two days before her diet was up so she said she'd pass.  Kiran was about to accept it when someone pulled her to the side and said that a birthday party had a lot of food and a lot of sweet typically and so that would put her at risk for Sarah's diet requirement.  So it would be best if she planned it for the day after Sarah was going to be off her diet and Kiran agreed.  So she sat back at the table and said that there was going to be food there so she wanted to know what everyone liked so she could make it and again they said that wasn't customary.  She was told that people usually brought food or pizza was ordered, so Kiran said she'd order pizza and bring food.  Kiran added that she'd hopefully see her brother again on their birthday and the asked why because they thought Cody was dead.  She explained some of what had happened and they looked a little confused but they went with it.  The guy, whose name was Robert, Robbie to his friends, gave Sarah an orange before leaving and told her it was the sweetest thing they were allowed to have.

          First period came and Kiran went to gym and Sarah went to the boiler room to read.  Casca noticed that Kiran wasn't in as much pain as she should be and he pulled her aside to ask her.  She tried to plead the fifth so she caved in and told her that Riki Maru gave her a salve.  Casca warned her that it would fade eventually.

          When the two went to lunch they noticed a group of people about to bully Robbie and they went to handle it.  Their aura enough was able to scare most people away, except for one.  The guy said to Robbie you cannot protect yourself so your girlfriends are coming to save you.  Robbie said they weren't his girlfriends and Sarah went to hit him and he exploded and acidic gas got a part of Sarah's arm and he condensed into his regular self.  Kiran tried to calm the situation down with her words but Sarah threatened him and so he went to attack.  Robbie grabbed Kiran and made a hole in the floor so they wouldn't be affected and Sarah and the boy fought.  Acidic gas once again hit Sarah and now she was naked in the lunchroom in front of everyone.

 

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The Death of Percy [3080]
Justice Has Been Served

 

Sunday, September 10th, 3080

          Sarah said she knew a quicker way out of the school and Kiran and the Winter Knight followed behind her as she started to lead them towards the circle that Malifina used to get her out one time previously.  Sarah got lost after a bit and Kiran got upset, but the Winter Knight was able to get them on track again and they found the circle.  Kiran analyzed it and saw that it required blood magic.  She, personally, didn't want to use her blood so Sarah stepped up and her use her's.  When they activated the circle, the group appeared on the desert floor.

          The Winter Knight summoned a horse and Sarah turned into a centaur.  Sarah asked Kiran who Persey was to her and, Kiran, told her that she used to be a rank higher than her in the gang she was in and that he was someone who had done her wrong.  After resting for a time being in the late hours of Sunday, the group went to the graveyard.  Kiran could tell that there was something wrong with it and there was a fog that had mind controlling properties to it.  The Winter Knight cast some armor on the two girls before entering and then they went in.  After they looked around for a bit, Kiran noticed, just in time, a sniper pointing a gun at her.  She was shot, but it wasn't as bad as it could have been if she didn't see him.  Sarah ended up killing the sniper, after almost being tripped by a skeleton hand.  They, however, were too late, he had pressed the button to warn others that they were coming.  Kiran was able to identify the group that was working with Persey, it was Mischief Managers Inc.  

          The group pressed on and started to go into a mausoleum and when they entered, they were attacked by two hidden guards on the ground.  The group dealt with them, and from her calculations, Kiran knew that there was one person missing from the team, since each team was compromised of four people.  The Winter Knight wrapped Kiran's wounds, and it felt familiar in an odd way.

          So the team traversed through the mausoleum  before they asked themselves why they were following the path when they could go above or break through a wall.  Sarah turned into a bird and flew up, telling Kiran to wait for a moment.  Sarah saw the last person and flew above him.  Kiran busted through the wall and before the guy could act Sarah turned into a whale and flopped on him, killing him.  Bravo team started calling to the team they just destroyed and so Sarah, knowing a lot of military stuff, changed her voice to one of the men's and said it was all clear.  Kiran used magic to see what the code word was and told Sarah.  So Bravo team was unsuspecting.

           The group saw where Bravo team was, because it was the only brightly lit place on the second floor downward.  The team looked at each other and the Winter Knight casted a spell and the group was able to go by the swiftly and quietly.  When they got to the third floor there was a door that was magically trapped.  Kiran dispelled the magic and the Winter Knight dispelled the trap.  They were deciding what to do when Kiran came up with an idea to use her as a decoy.  Kiran gave Sarah permission to beat her up a little bit and took the opportunity.  Sarah slammed Kiran against the wall and hit her.

          Bravo team heard stuff and the Winter Knight threw a spell at them and it took out the whole team out.  Sarah went to the ice area and took a tie and put it around her wrists.  Sarah turned into one of the guards and brought Kiran into the last room.  Persey was there and Kiran knew there were others but they had been veiled.  Kiran started yelling insults at Persey and he took it, after a few moments he whispered to someone and then he told Kiran that she had people working for her as well.  That was when Sarah transformed into her regular self and Kiran broke the strap hold her arms together.  She sent her first punch to Persey and he took it.  Persey saw that she was wounded from the punishment from school and he took the opportunity.  When he hit her there, and as hard as he could, she had a mental attack from the past.  He mocked and threatened her, saying to just wait until after the fight.  Sarah and the Winter Knight were attacking the mages, and they took out three of them.  Kiran was going to kill Persey, something the Winter Knight didn't want her to do, but Sarah killed him first.  Kiran just made sure he was dead, for thirty minutes.  Halfway through attacking his dead body, she started to cry and at some point she ended up passing out.

          Before making sure Persey was dead, Kiran stopped the last mage from taking both the artifacts that Persey had, but he managed to get away with the belt.  The Winter Knight took Persey's body and before he left, told Sarah to take Kiran back home and make sure she is safe.  He told Sarah that he would like to see her again when he was done with his job.  Sarah started back to the school with Kiran.

 

To be continued …

 

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A Chain of Events [3080]
So, What Happened to You?

 

Saturday, September 9th, 3080

          Kiran made it back from Edenfield just in time to make it to her Advanced Evocation class early in the hours of Saturday morning.  Class went normally, but Lassiter commented on Kiran's newfound abilities thanks to Valin Hall, since he could see the chain on her arm.  After class, Kiran trudged slowly and quietly to her dorm room.  When she opened the door, she looked around and no one was there.  She thought she could make it back to her room and could hide from Matt.  Kiran crept through the apartment and then she remembered that she wanted to make a board for Persey, and started to back up and then a rooster crowed.  She turned around and it was Puck, Matt came out of his room to see what was going on and saw Kiran.

          Puck wanted to know where his daughter was and so Kiran explained that she was in Valin Hall, undergoing training that Kiran had set her up for so she could get better.  Kiran received the threat from Puck that if his daughter was dead, she would be too.  So that made her feel so comfortable (especially with how much Sarah had been failing the tests, but she didn't say that).  Then Matt wanted to know what had been going on.  "She" had been acting weird for the past couple of days.  Kiran told him that she was being helped by her friend Merci who put someone in the school for her, because when she met up with her she asked her to be put where she was needed and she went to Valin Hall, after that she hadn't been able to get out before recently.

          Matt asked her if she knew what was happening around the school and he started to talk about the mind controller and then Kiran thought of Niflheim, and said she'd be back.  Matt said he would cook the steaks to medium and she should be back by then or he'd come looking for her.  Using her sight, Kiran focused on the chain and followed it to Niflheim, who was in a training room of the school.  Kiran looked at him, took a deep breath and walked over to a wall.  She apologized to him and he asked for what.  She told him that she thought he was working for the mind controller on his own with an agenda of his own, but she had found out that not only was in submission of the mind controller, but his evil artifact sword.  She asked him if he had diamond, because he should use it if he did.

          Before she knew it, Niflheim was attacking her with his sword, and she just barely dodged the heat of his first attack.  So she knew that she would have to fight him to get him back in control.  She called on a lot of power of the House, and started to fight him.  At one point she used the power of the ley line, and tried to get his sword from him so she could better fight him.  Instead of the sword flying from his hand, Charlie appeared and walled Niflheim.  Kiran tried to use diamond on Niflheim, then Bill came in and did something that calmed everyone, in reaction to that Niflheim used diamond and he dropped the sword, and Charlie kicked the sword away.

          When Niflheim was able to get back to his senses, he looked around and said that he needed to go to the room of reflection.  Kiran asked if she could go with him, she was trying to avoid Matt.  Niflheim agreed and the two went to Valin Hall.  There was a feast starting, because Sarah was going to take the trial of the Dragon Army, so Kiran ate and watched the traveler and Niflheim train Sarah a little bit before her excursion, then she did an eight hour vigil.  Kiran told her the story of why Niflheim was here and how she helped, and before entering the cave, Sarah said something to Kiran and almost got disqualified, but the others ignored it.  Then she proceeded into the cave.  Niflheim had to go to the room of reflection and Kiran apologized to Niflheim for how rude she had been to him, and he said he wouldn't hold it against her.

 

Sunday, September 10th, 3080

          (Sarah's Visit to the Cave)  After Kiran left she decided to go back to her dorm room.  She went ever so slowly and when she got back Matt was waiting there for her.  He asked her where she had been and she told him that she was in Valin's Hall after helping Niflheim.  He then asked her why she didn't send him a message (it had been about four and a half hours).  Kiran said that she couldn't send messages from Valin's Hall, but then, apparently, she found out that she could.  Matt was really angry at her and Kiran could see it.  He turned away and left the living room, heated.  Kiran felt regret and guilt.  Matt was one of the closest people to her and she had made him mad.  Kiran went to go into the kitchen to get something to eat but there was a lock on the kitchen door and a note that said 'I made food, you didn't come so you don't eat.'  Kiran felt even worse.  It was morning time and she was considering going to the arcade, but the two had been given the weekend off.  So, instead she decided to go to the Monarch Security Office.  She was going to present them with the information she had about Percy and the artifacts.

          When she got to the office, she asked if she could speak to Tarrence with information on the artifacts case.  Tarrence was at lunch when she arrived, but after talking a bit to the clerk.  The clerk asked her what she was planning on doing after she graduated from Lore Crest.  Kiran said she was going to go back for the college classes.  The lady then handed her paperwork, she said if she had been helping this much in the case that she would probably do really well here.  The paperwork was for an internship at Monarch, because, apparently, the college courses required some form of internship.  Kiran started to fill out the forms but when she saw aliases she tried to skip that section, she didn't really want to reveal that she had been apart of a gang before.  When she tried to turn in the paperwork the clerk caught that and told her that she needed to fill the entire thing out and gave her a lecture that Kiran took.  As that ended Tarrence called Kiran to his office and she started to inform him that Percy previously had the artifacts before they were placed in the museum.  Tarrence already knew that but then Kiran informed him that the Church Mice were the ones that took the artifact from the museum and that Percy was the one most likely behind it.  At one time he had the artifacts and were trying to take over the Black Jackals.  Tarrence wanted to know how she knew this and at first she was hesitant, but then she told him that she had been apart of the gang, third in rank.  That was one of the reasons why she didn't want to fill out the alias' part of the paper, she didn't want to be denied for her history.  Tarrence informed her that they didn't look at someone's history, rather their capability.  When she finished talking to him, she filled out the paperwork completely this time and turned it into the clerk.

          After dealing with Monarch, Kiran was in the mood to try and find more information out about Percy, so the best place to go was The Drink.  When she got there, she ordered a drink and noticed someone out the corner of her eye.  She went and sat across from Lassiter and started to ask questions relating to Lawrence.  It turns out that he was, in fact, Lawrence but due to conditions beyond his control, did things in the past.  The Advisory had him in his grips and the Red Court had turned him.  Kiran felt like, in a way, they were the same.  Both of them had, had a metaphorical death, they turned anew.  She couldn't hold anything against him, because she wouldn't want anyone holding something against her.  The two had been veiled and before it ended, Lassiter used his magic and they were in the river.  The two swam to the other side.  When they got to land, Kiran followed Lassiter.  She had been wearing a white shirt and her black bra was showing through and Lassiter was soaked as well.  He lead her to his car, which at first looked like a beat up Ford, but turned out to be a custom Benz.  They had talked about how Kiran hoped that Shames wouldn't get mad at her because of this and Lassiter said that it was good for her to think of her boyfriend.  She started to blush, she said the two weren't dating, he told her with how she was acting, they were.  He opened his trunk, which had over prepared written on it and he started to change in front of her.  Kiran spun around and tried to hide her flushed face, though she couldn't help but peak.  Redheads were her weakness.  The two were wondering where to go and they decided on going to Sam's Salami, a new sandwich place in town.  Kiran asked if she could drive, and to her surprise, Lassiter said yes.  Kiran drove the two, carefully, to the restaurant and before they went in, she asked if she had a change of clothes because she didn't want to be stared at.  He said he had some in the back but they were men's clothing.  She said that wasn't a problem and she dressed into the clothes in the back seat, which was a little awkward.  Kiran made it to where she was visible as a girl but was wearing men's clothes.  Before they went in, Lassiter gave her a watch to wear with it, which was a massively enchanted item.  The restaurant was a lot fancier than she had imagined, and it turned out that Lassiter owned the place.  The host moved out of the way and they went to Lassiter's private table.  As they ate, Lassiter talked to a few people and it reminded Kiran of her gang days because it was basically letting people know he was there.  At the end of the meal Kiran felt around for her wallet and she couldn't find it.  She excused herself to the car to go get her wallet.

          As she went to walk in, an armored vehicle pulled up and a Monarch security team got out, followed by Shames.  Kiran was shocked, she had been with Lassiter and now Shames showed up.  She didn't want him to be mad at her, plus she was wearing another man's clothes.  Shames asked her what she was doing here and why was she in those clothes.  She told him that she was at The Drink and she was talking to Lassiter and then they ended up in the river and then they came here.  The security team was getting a little nervous about him being in the open so they went into the restaurant.  Kiran was a guest of Lassiter but she didn't want to pick him over Shames so she didn't know what to do.  The host told her to sit, directed the team to their reserved room and went to talk to Lassiter. 

          After a few moments, Lassiter came with the host, and they lead Kiran to the back room.  The inside was set up tactically and Kiran went to sit next to Shames but one of the guards were there so she was going to sit in an available seat when Lassiter said that they were his guests and nothing would happen to them, so they moved and Kiran sat next to Shames.  Shames started to ask questions and he wondered why she was going to get her wallet, and Kiran said you had to pay for the meal.  Lassiter said he let her do that because he didn't want to have anything suspected between the two of him.  Kiran asked what he meant and found out that if a guy pays for you then you are suspected to be a couple, which confused her.  Then Shames asked why they were at The Drink and Lassiter said he was there for reasons he would not reveal but then told him the story of how they ended up there.  Then Shames asked why she was there and she told him that she was looking for more information on Percy, a little nervous because she was being reckless.  The two men proceeded to make Kiran blush out of embarrassment and at one point she was hiding her face.  When their time was over and Kiran was about to leave, she was going to ask Shames where they actually were on the scheme of things, but she decided not to.  He instead, hugged her, and told her.

          Lassiter said that he would get Kiran back to school safely and Kiran thought he meant with magic, but apparently Lassiter's car was a hover car, something she didn't realize when she looked at it.  After much excitement, she said her goodbyes and slowly walked to her room thinking of what she wanted to say.  When she got there Matt was sitting on the couch reading a book and Kiran sat beside him and apologized, he accepted.  She then told him that she probably needed help and then proceeded to explain everything that had happened to her and what she remembered.  Matt listened closely and carefully and asked questions when he felt it was necessary.  After they were done, Kiran said that she might need to talk to the counselor and Matt agreed.  She nodded and told him that he had to go with her, he was okay with that.  She, surprising him, she took him there immediately and they headed to her office.  Kiran crawled into her office, Matt held the door for her and so she couldn't run away.  She sat next to/on him on the couch when she started talking and she, once more, told her story.  When it was done, she was informed that she could take her punishment now in order to avoid expulsion from the school, so she did, which was corporal punishment boarding school style.

          When she was finished taking her punishment, she started to walk back to her room, sulking a little bit.  Then she saw Sarah who, she had found out, had gotten her sword.  She went with her to Sarah's room to talk a little more about it and why Kiran was in pain.  When Sarah told Kiran that she had dolls and they talked to her in her mind, Kiran busted out laughing and wasn't able to control herself until she heard Varuna speak in her mind.  After a few minutes of conversation she received a text from Lassiter.  He told Kiran that he felt bad for earlier and as an apology he had asked his contacts if they knew where Percy was and they said he was in the graveyard outside town.  Kiran jumped up and told Sarah to come with her because they were dealing with a problem, and she didn't even change out of her pajamas.  Sarah was about to push her off the edge when Kiran used Nye speed to dodge that but her body froze, she needed to grab the item that the Fae had given her for the debt she owed from her room, per the contract.  After rushing to her room, she opened up her safe that her doubleganger bought for her and took the odd item and burned it.  A Winter Knight appeared before her in all armor and Kiran jumped in front of Sarah to protect her, but he waved towards the door and she found herself walking out the room.

 

To be Continued …

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Traversing the Halls [3080]
It Tried to Kill Me!?! Yeah, That's Normal.

 

Just a note, there are a couple sessions in this post.

 

Thursday, September 7th, 3080

          After eating at a pizza place in the Metropolis, Conor bid Sarah adieu and Sarah headed, begrudgingly back to the school (she wanted to spend time with Conor).  During first block she went back to Caska and asked him if he'd open the gate to Valin Hall again.  He told her that she had to spend the day in classes and prepare herself for being in there.  Sarah trudged through the day, hoping that it would end sooner rather than later.  When the final bell rang she was in the gym quicker than the speed of light.  Caska once again asked her if she was ready and she said yes.  Caska summoned his Dragon Fang and cut a portal to Valin Hall for Sarah.  Sarah readily stepped through and started walking.  A Nye came to attack her, and after struggling for a moment, she turned into a bird and started to fly towards the courtyard and saw Chaka, thinking that he'd help her Sarah went to land on him.  Chaka woke up surprised and killed Sarah.

          Time reset itself to just before Sarah was going to land on Chaka, and Kiran appeared.  She yelled stop to Sarah and punched the Nye, in which it disappeared afterwards.  Chaka woke up, this time he wasn't startled away and he looked to see what was going on.  Sarah was hurting a bit and so she started heading towards the hot tub room and Kiran followed.  Kiran asked Sarah how to get out of this place because she had some things she needed to do at Lore Crest.  Another person joined them in the bath room, he went into the hot tub, and Kiran was still trying to get out and away.  She asked the traveler if he knew how to get back and he told her that he did.  Sarah said that she was going to release Kiran of the promise she made to Puck, and that and after a few insults, told Kiran that she would be disappointing her brother.  Kiran went silent as Sarah walked away and then she attacked her for saying that.  The two were going to get into a fight but then the other guy threw two daggers and when the two looked where it hit, there was two Nye coming for them because they were distracted.

          The man left the bath, Sarah went back in to heal from the wounds she had just recieved, and Kiran followed the man.  Kiran asked the guy if he could get her out of here, and he said he could but he wouldn't.  He gave her advice and told her about the house and how to prepare for Benson.  He told her that she could get speed from the Nye that would prove useful against Benson, but you had to make a deal with the Nye.  Kiran went to the entrance hall, found the rug that he talked about and pulled it up.  She told the air that she wanted to make a deal.  From behind her a Nye appeared and dragged her down.  This Nye was stronger than the others and was known as Eldest.  Kiran told him that she wanted Nye speed, and he asked her why would he do that when he could kill her and have her work for the house.  Kiran told him that she wasn't powerful enough to be of use to the house.  She told him that she could craft something for them.  After that he took her, dragging her by the chain around her neck, to the workshop where he handed her a mask and a block of silver metal.  She was told to make something that benefited the house.  So after looking into some spells and other things, she made it where the mask saw connections between areas.

          Sarah challenged the graveyard guardian again and lost, the two girls glared at each other in passing.  Kiran was hungry and was going to the tree with Chaka and Sarah was going to the healing tub.  Kiran fought Chaka and ate, then practiced with him a bit.  She asked if she could try to beat him with distinction, and Chaka told her she could try.  After a little bit of fighting Kiran won distinction and started to head to where Benson was, and when she got there, Sarah was there too.  Kiran watched Sarah fight and she wasn't able to make it through the first round.  So after passing out, Kiran took Sarah by the ankle, and dragged her to the healing tub, letting her head hit whatever along the way.

          Kiran dropped Sarah off and went to fight Benson herself.  She walked in and told Benson that she wanted to get distinction, and he told her that required her not to use her magic, except for calling a weapon or bringing armor.  So Kiran went to study armor a little bit in the library (and a little bit of warfare).  Sarah, in that time, had made friends with the alligator that came up in the tub after being there for a while.  She turned into an alligator and followed him to the bottom of the tub, and into the Never Never.

          Kiran went to fight Benson after calling on a powerful armor set.  She made it through the first round quickly, then at a moderate pace after that.  She was being badgered by insults from Benson and his minions, and it started to piss her off so she started to make minor mistakes.  After a bit of fighting Benson told his minions that he was tired of waiting and they all backed away.  He took the first hit and it injured Kiran really badly.  She surrendered but Benson still came at her.  Benson almost finished her off, but then she called deeply on the power of the house, and attacked Benson with incomparable speed, which hurt him badly and shattered Kiran's wrist.  Benson acknowledged her triumph and gave her his steel, but Kiran was more concerned about getting to the bath to heal herself from the overwhelming battle.

          Sarah was in the ocean of the Never Never and was following the alligator, and at some point he stopped and turned around and went past her.  She tried to do the same but was drawn to a humongous shark that could easily be twenty times her size.  She turned into a person with gills and the shark did the same.  He told her about an island nearby and some other things, but when Sarah lied to him, he turn and swam away after making the comment that he didn't like liars.

          Sarah went to the island and explored a little.  She found a primitive hut with assorted dead things in it and decided that she didn't want to be there so continued to look around the island.  She found a small gateway and got the feeling that she had when she first entered Tuatha Dé Dun.  She was going to go into the gate, when the shark man told her that it would be a bad idea; that was home of the Winter Court.  Sarah agreed that it would not be a good idea, and then asked the shark man, who introduced himself as Mike Smith.  He told her that he could take her to Florida, where he had property or anywhere the oceans could touch.  Sarah knew that Caska could get her into Valin Hall again, so she asked him if he could take her closed to Phoenix, Arizona.  He said he could, but it would be a good idea if she changed into something small that he could carry, especially because the Unseelie would want to attack her if they saw her, so Sarah turned into a rat.

 

Friday, September 8th, 3080

          Upon reaching Arizona, Sarah thanked Mike and then flew to Lore Crest Academy.  It was breakfast time and so she stopped by the cafeteria to get some food.  There Sarah saw Kiran sitting at the table being quiet, which was unlike herself, but Sarah knew that wasn't the real Kiran because the real Kiran was in Valin Hall.  So Sarah revealed that she wasn't the real Kiran and she said so what.  It intimidated Sarah, and then the fake Kiran asked what she was going to do about it.  Sarah said she would do nothing because it was the real Kiran who she wanted to fight.  After she finished eating, Sarah called Fix and said that she had to go get Kiran from somewhere so would if be okay to miss another couple of days and Fix asked if she promised to bring Kiran back and, reluctantly, she agreed then she went to Caska, who was in the dojo, and asked him if he'd take her to Valin Hall.  

          When the two arrived, Kiran was just waking from her sleep and after attacking a Nye she glared at Sarah, who glared at her.  Caska said that he was hungry and he challenged Chaka and the display was a sight to see.  It was clear that Chaka was holding back for the two girls.  After Caska had won the battle, Kiran asked if she could fight for food.  She did alright, but not as good as she normally did when she was fully awake.  Today she was going to take on the armory, and Sarah went to fight Benson.

          Kiran went into the armory and saw the guardian.  She asked how she could beat him with distinction, and he asked her if she was ready and Kiran said yes.  In the blink of an eye she was looking down onto a battlefield and had a few weapons to choose from, she put flammable tar on the ground near the wall and readied arrows to light it with fire.  She failed at shooting the calvary at a distance, but when the the men came close enough she started to shoot the tar and the battlefield lit up, only a few made it past that and she dropped heavy rocks on the ones that tried to scale the wall.  When that finished she was on a ship in a cabin.  She had the option of a gun, a sword, and her fists.  When she went to open the door, she was shot with a gun, and then Kiran went to hit the person.  After she got the person well enough he moved and she could smell kerosene and ran out of the cabin.  She got to the deck and apparently she was a captain and pirates were attacking their ship.  Kiran used her presence to rally the crew and she continued to attack the others on the ship after disconnecting access between the two ships.  Lastly she was dressed in a somewhat tribal wear, she had what was basically a sniper rifle, a bone dagger, and explosive flask.  Kiran snuck to where the the camp she had to infiltrate was.  It was mid-day and a lot of people were around.  She decided to hide and sleep until later when it was dark.  Kiran woke up at about 3 o'clock in the morning.  She saw some weeds that could deter the dogs' senses, so she picked a few and put them into her pocket.  She took careful aim, because she had experience with a sniper rifle, she shot the guy in the tower.  After watching the guy patrolling the parameter she came up from behind and slit his through.  The vision ended after that but Kiran wanted to continue.  She was told that it would be a slaughter on their part so there was no need.  She had in fact won distinction and she could now use the key to the armory.

          Kiran went to check if Sarah beat Benson and she had just arrived.  Kiran watched Sarah's fighting and so did the other guards in the hall.  She didn't get far before she was taken out and Kiran said that she would take care of her.  Kiran grabbed Sarah by the ankles, again, and dragged her to the tub and deposited her in the water.  Kiran left the ninja claws and a note for Sarah, even if she didn't like her at the moment, she still had promised Puck that she'd get her where she needed to be to be able defend herself from the other Fae. 

           Kiran asked what the traveler what would be needed for the forge challenge and they said that you would have to make something for the guardian.  Then she went to go see Benson, she asked what she could get from him if she put some of the guards back together.  He said she could have some of the metal left over from the battle and Kiran agreed and put four of the basic ones together.  After getting the metal, Kiran bent the metal into a snake figure, since that was what the guardian was, and was going to bring it to the snake. 

          Per Kiran's advice, Sarah went to go make a deal with the Nye.  She went over to the carpet in the entrance hall, and moved it, then climbed down.  When she was there she was attacked by multiple Nye.  Sarah then asked for Eldest, who appeared when his name was called.  He asked what she wanted and she told him that she wanted to make a deal.  He asked why would they do that?  He asked her what court she was aligned with, Sarah tried to avoid the answer but after being forced, she told him that she was unaligned.  Sarah went unconscious, when she woke up she was in the bath with iron chains pulling her downwards.  Due to the fact that it was iron chains, she wasn't able to transform into anything.  She tried really hard and was able to manage slipping out of the chains, when she was out, she looked around and saw a house.  She tried to swim closer, but was attacked and so she left.

          Sarah went to get something to eat and when she returned to the bath after fighting Chaka she soaked into the tub.  She saw one of the imps come up to her and she grabbed it, and told it to be quiet.  She took it out of the tub, went to the bathroom sink, filled it with water and started asking it questions.  Sarah wanted to know who was in the house and if she could meet with the person.  Sarah found out there was a woman there known as mama, mother of the imps.  The imp told her that she'd probably be really angry with Sarah for taking him, but he could try to arrange her meeting mama.  When he said that, Sarah agreed to take him back to the water.  When she got back, there was the alligator that had an army of imps on it, the snakes with imps on it, and a few more monsters.  They started to attack Sarah with glass shards, and she released the imp back into the water.  That was the time that Kiran came into the bath room.  She saw all of this and looked at Sarah and asked her what did she do.  

          After the situation calmed down, Kiran was able to convince Sarah that aggervating the situation would not be the best idea, besides Conor would not like it.  Sarah agreed, and then, they went to go see Azora, because from the situation they needed to get in contact with the heir but the sword would probably be the only one who could get in contact with him.  So the two went to the entrance hall, after having a ritual to wake the sword up, the two asked if they could talk to the heir.  The sword said it could get a message to him, but it might take a bit.  It told the girls, if they wanted to his advisors were the Sisters of the Wind, in his room, but if they didn't have their emotions in check, that they'd go crazy there.

          The two girls, knowing that their emotions weren't in check, went to Chaka and asked what was the most introspective room there was in the house and he told the two it was the mirror room.  The girls asked if they could go there and he said sure why not, and unlocked the mirror room for the two.  The girls went through three rooms to get to the mirror room.  Sarah touched a mirror and started to be a bit delusional and Kiran just watched.  Sarah kept bumping into mirrors until she passed out.  Kiran used her wind magic to find a path through the mirrors and she tried not to touch them.  She found out that it was like an infinity loop with a hallway down the middle, it all lead back to the beginning.  So, Kiran started to walk and look.  As she was walking she looked to the mirror and saw Cody.  He told her that he missed her.  Kiran started to cry and touched a mirror until she passed out.

          (The girls visions will be linked here – Kiran)  After having their visions, the room guardian asked the girls what they were going to do.  Kiran said she was going to get to the bottom of things and Sarah said she was going to find a way back.  The guardian accepted the answers and gave the both of them the diamond of clarity.  The guardian said, before they left, that they should go to the stone garden to learn patience.  The two agreed, united in their will to get things done, and started for the stone garden.

          When the two were there, there were five pillars and they all had a path that they had to move to.  So the girls started working together, pushing one.  It barely budged before it tried to attack them and went back to the beginning.  The traveler was sitting on a stone looking at them, and told them that when they got all the stones moved, to go inside the circle, and stay there no matter what.  They learned that if they faced the opposite way and let to stones try to attack them, that the stones would move forward, so they used that to their advantage.

          When the circle started to form the girls got inside and started to wait.  Kiran started to meditate and Sarah fell asleep.  A Nye tried to attack Sarah and Kiran punched it away, then sat close to Sarah so she could sleep.  But a few minutes later, the guardian appeared and started to taunt the girls.  Sarah brushed it off, and Kiran got a little angry, flipped it off, then turned around and meditated.  After a bit the guardian said it wouldn't win and left the rocks for the girls to pick up.  Kiran questioned if that was the end of thing, so Sarah went to test it out and it was.  The two girls looked at each other and decided that it was time for them to go their separate ways.  Kiran was going to go to Edenfield to figure out the mystery and Sarah was going to fight Benson.

          Kiran went to the traveler and asked if he could get her to Edenfield.  He told her that the Dragon Fang only took them to where they last left and he had been in England.  He said that he could try and get Caska though.  Caska agreed to let her go through the portal and she was in St. Matthew's Church.  She had wanted to speak with Paul, Father Alexander, and Sayna about what happened to Pops.  So she looked around and saw Father Alexander and told him that the group needed to talk and that it was very important.  He asked why and Kiran only told him it was from the past and in Edenfield, so he told her they could talk later.  Kiran was about to leave when she saw Paul.  It was two out of three.  She asked him if he had a moment, and he said he had to open soon, but it looked important so he called a friend to open for him and went with her to Father Alexander's office.  There she told them she had been in a gang and because he tried to help her leave and because her brother worked there previously, that Persey blew up the place.  She told them that it was her fault and they disagreed, it still didn't remove her guilt.  She told the two that she was heading there and Father Alexander asked her if she wanted a ride and she said please.

          On the way there Kiran told Father Alexander some confessions and had a religious debate for answers but she wasn't able to get them all.  After that there was silence and contemplation on Kiran's part.  When they reached the cemetery she was the only one to go see Pops' grave.  She looked for the stone but then an angel started to appear and Kiran asked if it would not let destroy her ears because that would be nice.  So Pops' came down in a heavenly form and they started to talk.  She asked Pops' if her brother knew about her and the gang and he said no.  She told him of her plans to kill Persey and he told her to watch out.  He also told her that she could have some access to him for a little while because there was a stone that her brother had left for her.  When the stone finally let her open it she found a notebook on Thaumaturgy and an onyx that had some power left in it.


          Sarah went to fight Benson, after a bit of fighting she made it to him.  When he attacked she was almost killed but she called on the power of the house and was able to take the deadly blow before finishing her attack.  She gained the power of Benson's Steel and then headed out the door and was helped by the traveler to the hot tub.

 

To be continued …

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The Weavers of Fate and Their Assistant [3080]
The Ladies Always Loved Their Jokes

 

Wednesday, September 6th, 3080

          Kiran had dreams about her life and old gang, the Black Jackals.  After working on her board for a while, Sarah left to find the halls and explore a little more.  When she entered the halls she looked around and came into an entrance hall.  There were two sword racks, with eight pegs, and two swords per rack.  Sarah was intrigued and so she walked towards one of the racks and grabbed a sword and tried to take it out of the room and she was unable to do so.  Sarah decided to put the sword back and she was going to leave and then something came up from behind from her and tried to strangle her with a chain.  Sarah tried to fight it but just before too late, she turned into a fly and left the halls.

          Sarah walked into the cafeteria with bruises from a chain around her throat.  Everyone in the normal group was staring at her and Kiran started to ask questions, in which Sarah said she had to go.  Kiran asked if she was going to go to the dojo, then Sarah said she might be a little late.  Sarah left for the halls again.  This time she continued into the halls and found a courtyard.  There was a stream and fruit tree.  There was a pile of leather that got up when she got close to the fruit tree.  The leather told her that if she wanted food that she had to earn it.  She told the leather that she just ate and he was confused.  Sarah told him that this place was connected to the school.  He told her that he would have to tell the guardian of the halls and that he would have to fix it.  The leather asked Sarah if she was going to the cemetery and she said no, but she marked that in her head then headed to the dojo.

          Kiran asked questions about what was going on and Riki Maru asked who tried to strangle her.  Sarah said she had to go, and decided that she wanted to go talk to Caska.  It was time for class and Kiran saw that Sarah was talking to Caska so she tried to get close so she could hear what was going on, but Caska said it was her turn to serve the volleyball, so she left to do that.  Sarah asked about the halls, she told him that something tried to kill her.  He told them that they don't really want to kill, they want people to be able to defeat them.

          After talking to Caska, Sarah went back to the halls and explored them some more.  She went past the courtyard and into a cemetery.  When she tried to open the gate, a trap went off and poisoned darts flew at her.  After getting them off her she walked in to see this giant, green male.  He introduced himself as the guardian of the cemetery.  The guardian told her she could explore as long as she did not touch anything.  Sarah looked around and went over to a gravestone and wiped it off, and she was attacked.  She was partially gutted and cut, but she made it out of the cemetery alive.  She proceeded to the bath room and soaked in the tube for a bit until her wounds were healed.  Then she headed for the exit.  On the way out another one of the things attacked her.  A little into the fight Sayna appeared and finished the creature off.  Sarah was asking Sayna if he was following her, and he told her that he walked down an alleyway because he got the sense that someone needed help.  Sarah told him that the only entrance was in the school and then he showed her and they were out on the streets of the Metropolis.

          Sarah flew back to school and sat down at lunch.  Everyone was giving her concerned looks, except for Kiran who stormed off.  Then they went to class for the whole day with nothing disturbing the process.  After dinner Sarah brought Kiran to her room and showed her the boards and told her all the things that had happened there.  Kiran made Sarah promise not to go there tonight, so agreed three times so she was locked in.  Kiran went to Mr. Lassiter's classroom and saw three other people there.  After a safety run-down, the students went to do their own thing.  After class, Kiran asked Lassiter if she could stay and he said she could.  When he left Kiran summoned as much power as she could to attack the dummies to take her anger out on them.  The spells surrounding the area didn't allow her to unleash her full potential to keep out danger.  

          She was so angry that she could not unleash her full potential, she decided to go to the dojo to hit the punching bag.  On the way there Lassiter stopped her and said she was stubborn, that she needed to go rest after that.  Kiran started with she was fine, and finally after a bit of pushing she said no.  Lassiter said if she didn't go she couldn't come back to his class, so she went to the couches in the room and laid down for a while.  Luccio had come and gone by then and she attacked the dummies a little more then went to her room and laid down.

 

Thursday, September 7th, 3080

          Another dream of the Jackals plagued Kiran, and she was a little more aggravated and aggressive today.  She decided to go run around the school path before breakfast.  When she was there, Sarah glared at her but Kiran ignored it.  Kiran went back to beating up the punching bag at the dojo and Sarah went back to the entrance room in the halls.  Once more she tried to take a sword but it did not work.  She was attacked by the house keepers again, and when she left, she was in the city.  She went to St.  Matthew's Church to see if she could have more information on the halls themselves.  Father Alexander gave her some information and then Sarah returned to the school for lunch.

          Kiran was kinda off at lunch but didn't say much, especially because she knew where Sarah had been and it made her angry.  The two went to second period and they were given their information packets.  Kiran laughed through parts of her, about gang and city violence, she knew this information all too well.  It was when she read up on the Black Jackals that she started to shake.  Mr. Misomoto asked if she was okay, and Kiran wasn't able to say anything and just left, she couldn't lie about that.

          Sarah followed her out of the classroom and asked her if she was okay, and Kiran wasn't really responsive.  Sarah said she'd give Kiran information if she went with her and Kiran just nodded.  Adam came up to them and asked if she was okay.  Sarah said Kiran was fine and Adam said she was lying.  Adam threw down her packet and Kiran backed up.  Sarah took Kiran to the edge of the school, and pushed her down, once again.  Sarah caught her and asked her if she was better and when Kiran didn't respond, Sarah dropped her again.  When she caught her some told Sarah that it wasn't very nice.  It was Honor on a hand glider.  Sarah went to talk to the woman, and Kiran casted a spell to get to the docks, and in the motion of a lightening bolt, she was there.

          Kiran pulled out money from an ATM machine, and ran to The Drink.  She went to Mr. Johnson and started asking questions about the Black Jackals, especially about Merci and Persey.  Apparently Merci and Persey had separated and Merci had changed a lot.  95 percent of the gang, the entire gang, had been arrested but no one was able to find Persey.  Kiran found out that it was the undercover cop Shames that had made the arrest, and Kiran asked if the remaining gang members were out to get him, and he told her that Shames had a 250,000 dollar bounty on his head.  Kiran asked if when that information was found if she could be the first to know, and then he said that Merci had that stake already, so she asked if she could be the second and he approved.  Mr. Johnson asked Kiran if she wanted to meet with Merci and Kiran said yes, but not right this second since she probably had people on her tail.

          When Kiran left the bar she texted Shames telling him to call her as soon as possible and that he had a bounty.  Then she went to the end of a pier and sat there, trying to soak everything in.  Sarah had followed Kiran to the docks, and saw her on the pier when she got there.  She turned into a rat and walked close by and just watched her.  Out of nowhere, hands grabbed Kiran and Sarah and pulled them into the Nevernever.  When Kiran turned to see who it was, it was Merci.  She asked how things were going and the two caught up a little bit and were talking about Persey.  Kiran also found out that Merci was the assitant to the Fates.  Sarah asked if she could go.  Merci asked where she wanted to go, and Sarah said with Conor.  So, all of a sudden, she appeared next to Conor.

          Sarah wanted to show Conor the halls so she took him to where the hall doorway was found in the alleyway.  When Conor got there he said he was probably unwelcome there and Sarah told him he'd be fine.  When they got there all the creatures of the house were there and told him he was unwelcome.  After much debate on Sarah's part, Conor left and Sarah followed behind.

          When the two were done talking Kiran told Merci to put her where Fate needed her most.

 

To be Continued …

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The Promise [3080]
You Do Know What You Signed Up for Right?

 

Monday, September 4th, 3080

          Sarah goes to dinner while Kiran goes back to her apartment and works on her boards.  Sarah, seeing that Kiran wasn't there, grabbed her tray and went to the Kiran's apartment.  When Kiran heard a knock a door she opened it to see Sarah and she let her come in, telling her she could have made her dinner if she was going to come here.  Kiran had come to the conclusion of wanting to go gather information on the artifacts and the museum was a good starting place.  Kiran asked Sarah a lot of questions and Sarah really wasn't paying attention.  When Kiran asked if Sarah would do the stuff she asked with her, she said sure and Kiran asked a few more times and it bound Sarah into a promise.  They were going to do it the next night.

          Sarah decided to call Conor to see if he could come and hang out and Kiran started shouting things to embarrass Sarah for revenge for the other day with Shames.  Kiran went into her kitchen and she heard talking, and for some reason she had a feeling of who it was.  Looking around, no one was there, but she heard talk about some sort of cake and Kiran has a weak spot for sweets.  There was an odd mixture of waffle batter, cake mix, cookie dough, and a few other things but it was a layered cake.  It was odd but both of the girls liked the mix.  Sarah went back to talking to Conor and Kiran asked Puck why he was here and he said that the promise drew him here.  Kiran told him that his daughter wasn't paying any attention.  They got on to the topic of sleep.  Kiran said she hated it because you couldn't do things while you were asleep and Puck said then you are not doing it right.  When Kiran tried to press for more information it was clear that he had started to leave.  She yelled that he used her cooking supplies and he left a paper that said you ate some though.  Pouting, Kiran ate the last slice of cake.  She did mention to Sarah not to tell Matt that they ate his cookie dough though.

          Kiran stayed up that night working on her board before meeting up with Saul and seeing where she stood as far as Advanced Evocation went and Sarah went to sleep.

 

Tuesday, September 5th, 3080

          Kiran had been working on her boards and then went out to get breakfast.  Everyone who was normally there was there.  There were rumors about Henrettia going out with another guy in town and if Kiran heard anyone talking about that, she'd glare at them.  There was also a rumor about a grudge match for baseball and that a student was medically evacuated from the school due to an incident with Honor's guards, which one, it wasn't sure.

          Kiran went to the dojo and brought Sarah and started to get her into training so she could protect herself with their instructor being Riki Maru.  After that was done, Kiran went to first period and Sarah went to explore the school a little more.  At some point Sarah saw a familiar looking guy, and texted Kiran and in the changing of the class Kiran ran and got Matt, saying that they needed to find Sarah.  Matt did a small chant and then he ran and Kiran did what she could to keep up.


          Sarah followed the guy who looked familiar and he was a custodian.  He was cleaning offices and at one point Sarah started to get sassy with him.  He said that he didn't like to resort to violence but at one point he took a broom and went to hit her with it.  Shortly after that Sarah left, turned into a cockroach, and then watched him.

          Kiran and Matt finally reached Sarah and they both saw the guy.  Kiran knew that he looked familiar and asked Matt if he was familiar to him and Matt said no.  Kiran went up to the guy lied, saying that she had to write a report on faculty in the school and that she wanted to use him as a reference.  He said that it was fine but told them that they were late to class, Kiran said she had permission to be out of class and Matt said he wanted to make sure she had gotten where she was safe and he headed back to class.

          Kiran followed the man, watching him and asking him questions.  At one point she asked him if his name was Huck and he said no.  She asked more questions then decided to use The Sight on him (her vision).  When Kiran came to the custodian had been walking away and Kiran saw the repeat of the monster near him.  She said that she was okay.  She asked if she could talk to him later because she had been ill a lot recently and she wanted to make a report of it.  He told her that he'd drop off a report to the nurse, even when Kiran tried to persuade him to let her visit him later.  After that, Kiran walked away and when the guy couldn't see her, she leaned against a wall and fell to the floor.  She had been traumatized from the vision.

          Sarah continued to follow him.  He cleaned more offices then went into a janitorial closet and then went into a classroom.  Sarah went to follow him and she was met with a barrier and then a burning sensation, he had put down boric acid.  He sat in a chalk circle and Sarah hid in a corner and watched him.  After a few minutes, he broke the circle and he disappeared and a gust of wind went throughout the room.  Kiran finally joined back up with Sarah, because she didn't want her friend to get into too much trouble alone.  Kiran suggested they go report the information that they knew to the office and they started to run.

          Kiran stopped and asked what was going on and Sarah said they were going to report the information that they had.  Kiran said Sarah was crazy and that she needed to go to class.  Sarah got pissed but Kiran went into second period late.  When Mr. Misomoto asked what happened, Kiran said that Sarah was acting crazy and said that she had seen someone that looked similar to the guy in the library.  Mr. Misomoto nodded and she went back to work.

          Sarah skipped third period trying to look for this guy and Kiran was robotic durning it.  When fourth period came, Kiran had to explain why Sarah was acting crazy to Florance and Florance said that she had something to do for a few minutes and asked what room was her's and Kiran gave directions to Sarah's apartment.  Sarah got a warm sensation, and then Florance went back into the classroom to teach her lesson on law breakers.  

          Kiran went to her boards after class and Sarah called Matt and told him that Kiran was acting weird.  Matt said he'd meet her at the apartment.  Sarah came into the apartment followed by Matt and his pack.  Kiran saw the ice monster next to Charlie and she jumped back.  Kiran asked Matt if everything was okay, and he said no.  He asked her if she remembered them going to find the guy, and Kiran said no.  Charlie looked at her and walked over to the fridge.  Kiran asked what he was doing and he said he was grabbing ice.  Kiran asked him if he was a Windago, and he said yes. 

          Kiran saw Charlie sprinkling crushed ice around the room and she asked what he was doing and he said helping a friend.  Kiran started to back up and Charlie said not to break the circle and she backed up into Bill.  He asked her if she was going to be cooperative or if things needed to get rough.  Kiran got nervous for a moment then Sarah turned into a tiny black kitten, which was another weak spot of Kiran's.  She grabbed Sarah and sat on the couch.  After the ritual, Kiran was able to remember what happened and explained it to the rest of the group.

          After that, Kiran and Sarah went to go to the museum.  Sarah pushed Kiran off the edge of the school and after a few minutes, she caught her and told her it was for calling her crazy earlier.  Kiran told her that she hated and then Sarah asked really, and Kiran shouted no really quick.

          Kiran told Sarah to scout the interior of the museum and Kiran went to the guard station and they exchanged information.  The guard told Kiran that Monarch Security had taken over the case and Kiran knew that was where they were going to go next.  Kiran asked Sarah if she anything and she said that the people had attempted to get the other artifacts but they hadn't successfully get them.  

          The two went to the Monarch Security office and Kiran asked Sarah if she wanted to leave because it was going to be dinner soon.  Sarah said she was good.  Kiran asked Sarah how she was good because she had previously been broke.  Sarah told Kiran that did she expect her not to get food from the museum and from the snack machine.  Kiran asked if she took food from the snack machine at Monarch Security and she said yes.  They looked up at the detective who had come their way and Kiran followed him into the office Sarah was going to touch him as a fly but there was a barrier at his office door.

          Kiran swore on her power to give the information she had for the information he had, so they both exchanged information.  Apparently there were four items that opposed the Red Court's four artifacts.  There was a knife, a goblet, a tray, and a necklace.  The two went back to the school.  Kiran went to Matt for comfort and Sarah went around the school looking for that guy.  She felt a weird feeling but the warmth that has surrounded her faded and she was fine.

          Sarah continued to explore the school and found a door.  There was clanking noises and she followed it to a closed door.  When she opened it she saw Caska praticing his swordfighting.  He told Sarah that she had travelled into a part of the school that most students don't know about.  He told her he had given up telling students not to go to places, mainly because they never headed the advice.  He told her that she had to be really careful because this place would try to kill her.  He told her about a room and so Sarah went to find it.  The room had a hot tub and there was nothing else.  Sarah put her feet into the tub for a while and felt a lot better.  When she went to leave, little creatures tried to kill her but she deat with them easily.

          Caska came in as she was heading out and soaked in the tub.  He told her that this pool had healing tendencies, but when you tried to leave, imps would try to kill you.  Caska offered to show Sarah the exit to this place and she agreed to follow.  When they left Sarah started a dective board for the halls.

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The Kitten and The Girl
Everyone Needs a Nap

 

Saturday, September 2nd, 3080

          Sayna finished introducing himself and said that there had to be a better place to talk about what just happened.  Sarah snapped to, and Kiran asked if they could just leave a dead body on the streets.  Sayna asked what body she was talking about and when Kiran looked, there was only ash.  Apparently when vampires die, their age catches up to them.  After that, Kiran suggested St. Matthew's Church and Sayna agreed.  Kiran texted Conor and told him that Sarah was almost killed by a House Skavis vampire and that she might need someone to talk to about it. 

          The group made it there and for some reason Kiran was getting more and more tired.  At one point she passed out and Sayna caught her, and Sayna asked Sarah to go get her a cot and she was reluctant at first but she did.  After Sayna shot her, Sarah was not really sure of Sayna, and so tried to stay as far away as she could from him, even though he had expalin it wasn't her he was shooting at it was Malifena.  After Sayna left, Sarah turned into a kitten and fell asleep with Kiran.

 

Sunday, September 3rd, 3080

          Sarah woke up to organ music, and when she headed out to see what was going on, she saw Sunday Mass.  Paul Smith was in the choir and she saw her father, Samuel, and sat next to him on the pews.  She stayed through Mass, and when it was done she went to go eat.  Later she saw Conor and ran over to him.  Sarah asked him why he was here and Conor told her that Kiran had told him that she was attacked and he was checking in on her.  Sarah told him that Sayna helped her and Conor said that he'd have to thank him, when she asked why he told her because that meant she was still alive.  Sarah turned red and excused herself to the bathroom when Conor told her the obvious fact.  She returned when she calmed down, but still turned a little red.  Sarah told Conor that she had to go to work at the arcade and Conor told her that he'd walk her halfway.


          Kiran woke up and tried to recall where she was at, and when she did, she looked around and saw some black fur where Sarah had slept with her on the cot.  She patted down her pockets to see if she had her cell phone on her but saw it in a cubby nearby.  She grabbed it an looked at the time, it was only 10 something in the morning.  Kiran walked out to the end of the choir and watched from afar, Father Alexander start the morning sermen.  She wasn't a religious person but she listened to him talk about mercy.  Before it was done, she whispered to herself, "Who forgave Judas?" and when the sermon was over, started to leave for Galactic.  She saw Paul walking towards her and she nodded, he said hi, and went into the room she was previously in.  Kiran peeked in and saw Paul changing, she blushed and left the building.

          Kiran made it to Galactic early and Fix asked her to help him put things together for the opening.  Sarah made it there ten minutes before scheduled time.  So they all started to work on basic things.  Sarah was a lot more happier today at the counter, and didn't make children cry.  At one point Maggy and Mouse came into the arcade and after a little bit of gaming, the girl went to the ticket counter and turned in some tickets for a large, dog stuffed animal.  Maggy asked how Sarah was doing and she told her eh, and Maggy suggested petting Mouse, that made everything better.  Mouse put his two paws on the counter and pulled his head close to Sarah and Sarah pet it.  Then the two went to the crane machine.

          Maggy had won a stuffed animal identical to the one Kiran had won a while ago, and when she heard Mouse growling at it and Maggy look at it with The Sight, she asked what was wrong.  Maggy told Kiran to follow her and they got Fix and went to the office.  Maggy asked Fix if he got a new supplier and he said no and asked why.  Then Kiran looked at the doll with The Sight she had a vision and she understood.  She asked them what it meant and Fix explained what he got from it.

          Sarah joined the group and Fix asked her to put a closed sign on the crane machine section of the arcade and she did so.  When she came back she asked her what was wrong and Kiran told her that there were demonic dolls.  Sarah said she wanted to get one, and headed for the crane machines and Kiran followed her.  Sarah turned into a squirrel and tried to go into a machine but Kiran grabbed her by the tail.  Sarah tried to bite her but Kiran got a better grasp of her.  Sarah said something in squirrel form and then turned back into herself.

          Sarah asked Kiran why she was trying to stop her and Kiran told her that Conor probably wouldn't want her putting herself in a position where she could hurt herself, he agreed.  When Kiran saw Conor was there she went back to the room with Fix to talk more about the dolls and Conor talked to Sarah.  Conor said, with permission, that he'd be willing to help and so the two went back to Fix and asked if he could help.  Fix asked the two to take the dolls out of the machine, and Fix told Conor that he couldn't break the machines.  He told Fix he'd put them back together.  So Conor went back to the crane machine area and took the machines apart, the dolls went to the wall, and he asked Sarah if they had a cart and she went and got one.

          When all the dolls were in the cart, Sarah asked if she could take one, and said if she could.  So she tried to pick one up and it wouldn't budge so she had a pouty face and took them to Fix.

          A little while later Saul came into the arcade and it was when Kiran was on one of her breaks and she walked over to him.  He was playing DDR.  She was talking to him a bit and she told him that it was pretty cool how he could play that, she wasn't quite sure how to, and he told her that practice would make her better.  Then he told her to join her on the pad square and let a second player join it.  He put it on the easiest mode for her and she did okay on it.  He told her to come back when she was on her next break and she agreed.

          On her next break Kiran went back to the DDR machine and she tried again, this time she got a C average, that made her happy.  Then Kiran asked Saul if he was in Advanced Evocation for the night class and he told her he was.  She told him that she would be joining that class and that she would like to get some information on it before she joined Wednesday.  He told her Monday night/Tuesday morning that he would be willing to meet up with her and go over some things, and she agreed.  She asked him if he had a cellphone and he told her that he didn't, so she gave him her apartment number.

          The night came and the girls went back to school and Sarah went to sleep.  Kiran went in her room and saw Matt reading a book.  She didn't say anything to him, went to her room, grabbed a throw blanket, curled up next to him and cried.  She told him that she was scared not to be busy, to not have something to do.  That gave her time to think and she didn't want that.  She wanted to make relations with others, but she was so scared that they were fleeting, that she didn't want to get hurt again.  He talked with her and she fell asleep on him.

 

Monday, September 4th, 3080

          When she woke up that morning, she had a faint memory of being chased by something in her dream and Matt was slightly off, and she said that she was going to check on the doll in her room.  It was shred to pieces, Kiran asked Matt if he did that and he said that he wasn't sure and told her that he was going to go back to sleep.  Kiran went into the room and burnt all of the pieces, went to Matt's room, got him a blanket, took all her sheets to the washroom to purify, and made Matt some breakfast for when he did wake up since he'd be missing breakfast.

          When Kiran went to breakfast, she asked Henrettia or Evan if he knew what happened, after she explained this morning, and asked if they could help.  A familiar face, Charlie came up to the group and said he overheard what she said and told her that he was the Thurge for the pack.  He told Kiran that a Wyrm Spirit had chased her in her dreams and that Matt tried to attack it to protect her, and did so alone so he tired herself out.  Sarah started to talk about Kiran's crazy board and Kiran when to hit Sarah but Charlie blocked it and turned into one of his wereforms.  So then Kiran mustered up a wind attack and sent Sarah flying backwards, but something caught her when Charlie whistled.  All of the wind stopped in the school and Charlie told Kiran that she didn't want to fight a magical battle with him and that his beta just fought a spirt of vengence and so she didn't need to give it a reason to come back with her.  Interally, Kiran agreed but she walked off to the dojo where Riki Maru just set up a heavy punching bag and let her go at it.

          Kiran went to class during first period and Sarah went back to sleep.  At lunch, Sarah went to the lunchroom, Kiran went to her room and checked on Matt.  When she opened the door to her apartment, Kiran saw Charlie and Matt talking.  Kiran didn't make eye contact with Charlie but went to see if Matt was okay.  Charlie left, and Matt told her he was doing okay.  Kiran chided and told him that he shouldn't have done it alone, and if she was to do something like that alone, he couldn't get mad at her.  He told her that if he was asleep, which most of the time he wasn't, that he'd take that into consideration.  Kiran told Matt that she had attacked Sarah, and he asked why.  She told him that Sarah started to talk about her board, and Matt said everyone already knew.  When she asked how, Matt told her the school was like a high school and small town all in one and people had come over to visit a few times and saw it.  Matt told her that he was going to go get food and Kiran told him that she'd be there in a few minutes.

          When Matt left, she started to work on her board and she had no intention of going to the cafeteria.  There was foreign writing on the boards, and ultimately it asked what she was trying to investigate, and she wrote a reply of how it all fit into the war and if it was even related.  At some point Matt opened the door and asked if Kiran was planning to come to the lunchroom, Kiran lied and said she had lost track of time.  Matt told her that there was a clock right above the board, she told him that they might need to lower it, trying to get out of trouble.  He told her okay, grabbed the clock down, tore part of the board that had no writing on it, which Kiran's draw dropped for it, and he put the clock where she could see it better.  Then the two left for the lunchroom.

          After lunch Sarah and Kiran went to second period and Mr. Misomoto was a few minutes late to class.  Sarah asked if what he did was for the school and was it dangerous.  He told her kinda and possibly.  Kiran then asked if it had to do with what she met with the staff that morning about and he said yes.  Kiran asked him if he could meet with him after class and he told her sure.  After that class started.  Mr. Misomoto asked if everyone had their reports on the field trip and both Sarah and Kiran did.  Kiran got some basic information after class, and then she went to go work on her board.  Sarah went to the boiler room.

          When Kiran got back to her room, her board wasn't there but instead a few other boards of divided information, categorizing everything so it was a lot more clearer.  There were different color markers, different color strings, different color thumbtacks, and writing on the boards.  Kiran looked at it and figured out it was Mr. Misomoto who did it, previously he was a private investigator.  So Kiran went around to each of them and read them, as made some more notes before going to class.

          When Sarah got there she saw the Guidance Counselor.  The room had been cleaned up, there was no more buds, graffiti, and such.  The Guidance Counselor told Sarah that she should leave in ten to fifteen minutes if she wanted to be in class on time.  Sarah stayed a little bit longer.  She had wondered if Malifena had fed from others but she didn't have that kind of school information and there were no rumors to confirm it.  There, though, had been rumors of people going to the city and not coming back.  Sarah made it to third period a few minutes late.

          Then the two met up again in Magical History where they went over some more famous people and a case of Thaumaturgy gone wrong in Chicago a while back.

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Despair [3080]
Loneliness, Sadness, Sorrow

 

Monday, August 28th, 3080

          After talking to Mifune, Kiran decided that she would arm herself before going to The Drink so she found a pawn shop, Mega Pawn, near Under the Hill.  She asked if they had brass knuckles and the owner said that they had rings and paperweights, brass knuckles were illegal.  When she looked at the paperweights, they were brass knuckles.  Kiran asked if she could try them out and she evaluated each piece until she found one that she really liked.  She tried to flirt with the pawn-man to get the prices to lower, he stood firm at 200 dollars but he said that they glowed in moonlight.

          Kiran paid for the knuckles and then looked around and saw a leather jacket that she really liked.  When she tried it on, it didn't fit right because it was made for a man and she had boobs.  She asked the owner if he would hold this for a day for her because she might be able to find someone to make alterations to it.  He told her there was a small fee and she paid it then left.  When Kiran got back to school she went back to her room where she saw Matt sitting in front of her board, and she smelled gasoline.  She asked him what was wrong and Matt told her that she was starting to get a little in over her head and that he needed to know if she was okay, and what she was planning.  Kiran told him that she was okay, but on the threat of him burning her work, she started to confess everything that was going on.  When the issue was dealt with she went back to work on the board.

          Sarah thought it would be a good idea to track Matt to see who his boyfriend was, and so she followed him through the school, down to the city and she lost sight of him at a landfill.  She couldn't find him after that and when she tried to retrace her steps, she ended up at the docks and near the bar, The Drink.  She saw Sayna, whom she turned into a human for and asked him what was going on.  Sayna told her to leave and she asked why and the Russian man told her things might get a little hectic.  After that he pulled guns out of his car and started to walk towards the bar.  Sarah tried to creep up on the man with guns, and he ended up shooting her once.  At the end of the night she made it to Under the Hill where Caska and Florance were having a date. 

          When Caska saw that she had a gunshot wound, he went and grabbed the first aid kit.  He asked her if she could handle the pain or did he have to knock her out first, jokingly she said knock her out but before she could take it back, she was unconscious.  She woke up the next morning in her room, all better.

 

Tuesday, August 29th, 3080

          The next morning, Kiran went to the dean's office to see if she could get a carry permit for her brass knuckles, because the school allowed weapons but they had to be concealed to do so.  She went to the receptionist and asked for permission as she turned in the paperwork that the dean asked for when she came out as Kiran.  The receptionist asked her why she wanted to have the knuckles and she told her self defense.  When the receptionist looked at the brass knuckles she did a spell to identify it and told Kiran only to use it when she wanted to kill someone.  Before Kiran could ask more questions, the next person was called into the room and she was kicked out.

          The two girls made it to breakfast and Kiran asked if anyone knew how to alter a leather jacket and Jesse said he did, and Kiran asked him if he would.  He told her to bring the jacket, give him her measurements and pay for the leather and he would, she agreed to bring it to him that night.  Jesse told Kiran that she should work on her whispering and then Kiran went to the teacher's lounge and asked for Mr. Lassiter's office hours.  It had come to her mind the night before that this guy looked almost identical to the description of Lawrence that Mifune gave her so she was going to go see if she could snoop out information from him.

          Luckily for her, Mr. Lassiter's office hours were during breakfast and so she went to visit him.  Apparently he taught advanced evocation for the night class.  She tried to probe him with basic questions to see if she could gain some information then she stated that she wanted to become part of his night class.  She felt that in becoming a diplomat that she would have to work with all sorts of people and she had also been wanting to take an advanced evocation class.  Mr. Lassiter told Kiran that in order to do that she would have to get permission from Luccio because he wanted to make sure that she wouldn't die in the process of the class and Kiran told him that she would get a note from her.

          That day was the school's club festival and second period was cancelled for that day so people could have a long list of things to do.  So after she was done eating she explored the booths of the festival for a bit.  As people were setting up, Kiran asked if they needed help and she aided those whom did.  Then she looked into the chess club, thinking of her friend in the Fourth Way Station, she looked at the craft club, because that was an area that she was skilled in, and she looked into the student council.  She gathered her information and then started to head to Intermediate Evocation early.  

          Kiran texted Sarah before Intermediate Evocation that she please not go to the next class.  She got no reply.  In Intermediate Evocation, Kiran asked Luccio about joining the night evocation class.  After a small discussion Luccio agreed to it and told her that she would write a note.  Kiran practiced magics while Sarah was in P.E. doing hurdles.  Kiran waited outside of Magical History class to make sure that Sarah wasn't going to go in, and she thought she was good until she went into the classroom and Sarah was sitting at her desk.  Kiran yelled at Sarah saying that it was her choice and that didn't break the promise on her part.

          Sarah said she had to attend to an emergency before class started and when she had permission to go, she walked out of the door and into the centaur, Lord Thrum.  They met for a moment then the two parted and Sarah left and Lord Thrum went in.  Sarah returned to class later and Lord Thrum gave his history lesson.  After class, Kiran asked Lord Thrum if there would be any trouble caused if a Red Court Vampire reappeared, and he told her that it wouldn't be a problem for her on their end, but it might be an issue for the White Council.  After that, Kiran left and glared at Sarah in the process.

          Kiran didn't go to dinner, rather she went down to the city got her leather jacket and brought it to Jesse's room.  After that she went to her room, spiffed up the circle and summoned Puck.  She told him that his daughter wasn't listening to her and that it was causing a lot more problems than it needed to have.  She asked Puck if he could punch Sarah, and he warned that she might punch back.  Puck said that there was one major thing that she did wrong and that was Kiran told Sarah not to go to class, he said that bribing or making deals would work a lot better.  So Kiran asked if she could get in contact with Conor and Puck said he didn't have her number so when she handed her number to him, she broke the circle and Puck put her table on her chairs to teach her a lesson for the future, don't break circles.  Then Puck said that he had some things to do and left.

          After Puck left, Kiran gathered some supplies and casted a spell on her knuckles that their power would not activate until the given word was spoken.  It took her a while to set it up and then she was able to do that.  She then proceeded to stay up working on her detective's board.


          Sarah waited until Lord Throm went to the lunchroom and she took her food and stood by him, asking him questions about Fae in general and then she accidently let it slip that she wasn't apart of a court and then she left to explore the school a little bit.

          After exploring for a bit, Sarah tripped and when she looked down, Puck had tied her shoelaces together.  Puck told Sarah that Kiran had summoned him and that she was somewhat concerned.  He told her that he talked with Lord Thrum and that she should consider making wiser choices.  Then he told her that he needed to get in contact with Conor and left.


          That night Kiran decided to go to The Drink to see if she could gather information on Lawrence.  When she arrived she asked if the bartender looked at licenses and he said he looked at them, so Kiran showed her outdated one and he told her that she needed to get the information updated and gave her a drink.  She looked around, and there was one guy that was staring at her, one red-head, and a few other guys who were looking at her.  A guy came up and flirted with her a little bit, bought her a drink, and asked what she liked, and she said red-heads, so he left.

          There was a biker that came in soon after that she somewhat recognized but was unsure of whom it was.  She continued to look around and saw a woman walk in the bar and sit with the redhead.  Hoping that the person was Lawrence, she asked if the guy was single and the bartender said no, and she acted disappointed.  Then she went over to the guy who was giving her the creeps, and started to talk to him.  She found out that his name was Smith or Mr. Johnson, and she knew that was codeword for a hired killer.  She asked if he had any information that she could have and he said it came at a cost but it depended on what she wanted to know.  She asked for a man that described Lawrence and he told her that, Kevin, the bartender would know more than he did.

          When she asked the bartender for such information, he said that was something that he'd share after closing time.  Then the woman left, that was with the redhead and Kiran went to him.  She tried to ask him a couple of questions, and he asked for what reason did she want to know and she told him curiosity, so he told her no, then she told him revenge, and he asked her if they knew what they said about revenge, and she said that it is best served cold and he said no, that you have to dig two graves.  She asked if there were people that he'd give the world for and the man said yes, and then she asked him if he'd get revenge for them, he said no, he would go kill a God, then he left.

          Upon closing time she waited an hour to get the information and then she found that he only gave information when it came to gold and jewels, she asked about how much that would cost and he told her to start with the price of a wedding ring. 

 

Wednesday, August 30th, 3080

          Kiran went to breakfast, and talked with the normal crowd, then left for the dojo to train with Riki Maru.  Sarah ate by herself and was avoiding others.  Sarah decided to go to the boiler room during her open period and Iliana had come to paint a picture and said goodbye to Sarah, saying that she'd see her in Mundane Studies.  Kiran didn't really eat at lunch and Sarah tried to sit by herself and then Riki Maru tried to comfort her by sitting close.  Sarah noticed that Iliana had painted a picture of her and asked if she did that often without people's permission.  Iliana asked if she had to pay Sarah for being in the picture and Sarah told her no, that she liked it, then went towards second period.

          The two girls didn't talk to each other but Sarah was wanting to get the work done in Mundane Studies because Mr. Misomoto threatened her if she wanted him to suggest her being held back a year.  After that class, Sarah spent the rest of the day in the boiler room and met some other kids that came there around third and fourth period.  One of them being a girl named Malifena, who looked like a guy.

          Conor texted Kiran, asking her what she needed from him.  Kiran replied that she needed to get some help with Sarah and a way to get through to her was with him.  She said she'd get permission for him to come and talk to her and they would meet Thursday morning at sun-up.  That night Kiran went into the city, bought a grand worth of jewels and gold and then went to meet Conor in the morning.

 

Thursday, August 31th, 3080

          Kiran met up with Conor and talked to him about Sarah, and then she stopped by and she got mad at the two and the two didn't understand.  So Conor went after Sarah and asked her if she was hungry for breakfast and she said yes, the two went to Red Lobster, and then talked some.

          Later on Sarah asked Kiran why she had gotten Conor to come and Kiran told her that she'd probably act sensible when she had something to care for.

          At the end of the day Kiran opened the door to her apartment a woman was standing there.  She told Kiran that they needed to talk.  Enough people had expressed concern and now she was looking into it.  She told Kiran that she needed some help because at some point her search would consume her and no one knew what the breaking point would be and who would be hurt by it.  Kiran denied that she had a problem and so the councilor asked then, if she wanted to talk about the board or her brother.  Magical energy was released from her and she hexed every electronic device near her.  At that point she decided to talk about the board.  The councilor asked if she had gotten help with her board and Kiran told her yes, then Kiran remembered the Fae that were supposed to give her information for the pizza.  So she ran to the dojo, the councilor following, and she asked them to give her the information.  They ratted her out that she had gotten shiny stuff for information, but they gave her a map, microfilm, and told her that the person was called Huck or Huckleberry and that he worked swing shifts.  Kiran tried to race the councilor to her room to lock her out but the woman beat her there and asked some more questions before leaving.

 

Friday, September 1st, 3080

          The girls rekindled their odd friendship.  Kiran got her altered leather jacket from Jesse at breakfast and school went normal.  After classes there was a field trip to Under the Hill.  Everyone from Mundane Studies was there, that meant the night class too.  Kiran was going to leave and go to the arcade because she didn't have any money, but Jesse told her that he'd pay for her, then Iliana said she'd pay for everyone.  Kiran was starting to fall asleep so she asked Harry if he had something to keep her up, and he offered Ranger's Pudding and she accepted it.  Kiran was so hyper after that, she was shaking, and glaring at Nelfelhiem.  

          Kiran talked to Mifune about her small update on the case and then texted Shames and told him that she was at Under the Hill if he wanted to come join and he told her that he'd be there in a few.  Sarah decided to call Conor to see if he wanted to join them, and Conor said he was on his way.  The girls ended up going on dates.

          When their date was done, Kiran told Shames that she was going to do something stupid and he told her that he'd go with her.  She told him that she was going to go to The Drink and get some information, so he told her that they needed to stop by his place so he could change and then they could go.  Kiran looked around his apartment while he changed and when he came out, he was the guy he could almost identify at The Drink the other night.

          The two went to the drink and Kiran paid for more information then the two separated and Kiran went back to the school.  When Kiran got back Sarah was outside her door drinking coffee and told Kiran that there was a woman in her apartment, and Kiran didn't want to go in, so they went to Sarah's apartment.  There was a note for Sarah from Rufus saying that he went to Kiran's apartment and so Kiran and Sarah finally went to her apartment.

          When they walked in, Kiran couldn't see her board and she lost her shit.  She started to scream at everyone.  She wanted to know where her board was.  In the process, the councilor was recording this on video and so Kiran attacked her electronics with electricity.  When she was told by the group that her board hadn't moved she used her Sight and the illusion had broke.  She had a vision, then she fell to the floor trying to recover.  The first thing Kiran did was try to go to her room, but Matt told her that he wouldn't let her and that she needed to talk to the people.  She went and got candy and sat on the farthest side of the couch and they moved closer to her.  After a bit of talking the councilor and Rufus left, Jesus showed up, and then Sarah turned into a kitten trying to cheer Kiran up.  Kiran grabbed Sarah and walked outside and sat and pet her the rest of the night.

 

Saturday, September 2nd, 3080

          That morning, Kiran sent Sarah to go get changed, Kiran bathed and tried to work on her board a little bit before Sarah started to bang on the door half asleep.  The two went to the arcade and when they arrived, Sarah saw John, she went to thump him on the head, and he cut her deeply with his dagger.  Fix broke up the fight and Kiran took Sarah to the back and bandaged her up.  Fix took over that and told her to dump the boy in the river, she asked if he was dead and Fix told her no, that he needed some oxygen and he'd be fine.  Kiran took him down the street and put a spell on him that gave him air through his lungs, and after dodging an attack, she left for the Arcade.

          With how Sarah was acting, Kiran told Fix that she'd take over the counter, and he agreed.  Sarah was changed to cleaning duties, and Karin put on a facade that everything was alright.  Fix brought food to them, and Kiran said she was fine but Fix demanded that she eat.  Malfina came into the arcade and talked to Sarah for a minute, and after she left, Sarah was in tear in a corner and Kiran came to console her.  Fix told the girls that they should go home and go to sleep.  Kiran was locked into a promise to try and they left.

          They started to walk away then Sarah and Kiran were separated.  Sarah was standing in front of Malfina, and she was telling her that it was so sad that none of her friends were there, it was like they were abandoning her.  Sarah was compelled to grab a shard of glass and finish what John had started by Sayna stopped her by throwing a dagger in her hand and attacking Malfina.  It was then that Kiran was able to find Sarah and she tried to make sure everything was okay.  When Malfina was dead, Sayna said he hated house Skavis vampires, which made sense because she was feeding off of despair.  He introduced himself as Knight of the Cross, Sword of Hope.

 

 

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(Discrepencies May Be Present) 

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A Museum Date [3080]
Kiran and Shames Sitting in a Tree

 

Saturday, August 26th, 3080

          After getting down to The Metropolis, Kiran started heading to Under the Hill.  Sarah and her were planning on getting a private room to discuss some important matters.  When they got the key from Harry they went into an office-looking room.  Kiran put up wards before they started to talk.  The first thing that was mention was that there was a civil war going on with the Wild Fae, specifically Brea's faction because people had found out that they didn't make their daughter decide on a court at eleven.  Kiran also told Sarah that the Outsider was happy that it was happening because it was causing chaos.  In return Sarah talked about Luccio some more.

          When the two were done, Kiran put down the wards, gave Harry back his key, and the two girls headed towards Galatic for a day of work.  When they got there the two went straight to work.  The day was pretty normal except for two instances.  The first, the completely normal guy from the night class came in and Kiran went over to talk to him.  She asked him why he was he, didn't night class people sleep during the day?  He told her that he never slept, and she told him it was the same with her and he told her she should be careful with that.  It was his turn on the DDR machine so she watched him.  Lying she said she had to fix the machine so she could go on it, and very few people believed it, but one guy let her go ahead of him.  She was HORRIBLE at the game, and a few people laughed at it.  The machine wasn't working well after she was on it but all it needed was a wipe of a towel, which the normal guy managed to have on him.

          Kiran asked him for his name and he said he would give her what he was called by and it was Saul, and Kiran said it was similar to Solomon, and he told her that was not the allusion.  Sarah came over and started to intervene in the conversation, and when she found out that Saul was in the night class, Sarah told Saul that she liked her men dangerous.  Kiran's face turned red and she went back to fixing the machines.  Using a spell to send a whisper on the wind, she sent the message "asshole" to Sarah, and Sarah merely replied with a "I know."  Fix looked at the two and he pointed to the curse jar and Kiran put a quarter in it then returned to work.  Fix went to both of the girls and told them to keep personal stuff out of work, then continued going on.

          The second thing that happened was that Maggy, Mouse, Ivy, and Kincaid entered the arcade.  Kiran stayed with the machines and Sarah went to talk to them.  When Sarah had left the group, Kiran went up to Ivy and asked her what she knew about her brother.  All she said was it was tragic, and that was enough for her.  She thanked Ivy and went back to the machines, and put her forehead on one and closed her eyes.  The mage with a bong from the Fourth Way Station, went over to her and asked if she was alright.  Kiran lied, saying she was perfectly fine.  He said he hoped it got better, and then Kiran went back to work.

          After work Kiran changed into more professional attire for the museum display.  Shames came up on his motorcycle.  He told her that if he knew that she was going to wear a dress he'd have brought the car.  Kiran told him that she liked the bike better.  She hopped on and they made their way to the museum.  When they got there, there were four artifacts that had been recovered.  The Embassary's Mask, which was a demonic looking mask; The Blade of Sacrifice, which was a knife that radiated evil energy; The Protector's Belt, which was a wide, solid leather belt; and The Scabbard of the Devout, a sheath made from human leather.  All of the artifacts were behind glass with armed security guards.

          Kiran contemplated using The Sight on them but ended up not doing so.  Instead she looked around just in case someone was here to get them, and her instincts might have been on to something.  There were three men, they were hard to identify for some unknown reason, so she went to Shames and told him that she was going to do something stupid.  Walking to the closest one, she pretended she was a reporter for her school newspaper, and wanted to know his response to the museum's new display.  He said he had no words and left.  It made Kiran suspicious, so she went to the second one, and just as she was about to talk to him, her vision filled with a mind fog and she couldn't see.

          Shames grabbed her and pulled her to the floor when gun fire erupted.  Kiran confirmed that no one could see, and then she cast a large spell to stop the bullet from hitting anything and felt exhausted after it.  Shames lied and said he was with Monarch security and that backup was on their way.  There was running after that and soon after, vision returned to everyone.  Kiran and Shames performed triage and waited for the police to show up.  When they got there, the two gave their statements, and at some point after that, Kiran passed out.


          After work Sarah wanted to go see her foster parents and flew there.  She knocked on the door and her mother opened up.  Sarah asked if she could talk to Samuel, and Deena said that he was asleep and that he could talk to him after church tomorrow.  Sarah asked what church they went to and she told her St. Matthews.  Sarah flew back to the city, and fell asleep on a bench outside St. Matthews.

 

Sunday, August 27th, 3080

          Sarah woke up and she was sleeping on a cot inside of St. Matthews.  She noticed clothes that were donations, and she changed into a new outfit.  When she walked down the hallway, she saw a large black man and Sarah asked him where Father Alexander was and he pointed to an office, Sarah thanked him, and knocked on the door, which opened.  She asked if he was the one who brought her in, and Father Alexander said it was Sanya, the black, Russian man she had previously seen.  Sarah thanked the Father, and went and badgered Sanya with an array of questions, then she left to see if her parents were here.  Only Samuel was but she also saw Saul.  She asked him more questions on the mind controller, and he told her a little more information.

          Sarah left out of the back entrance before the sermon started and headed to Galactic, and she noticed that Kiran wasn't there.


          When Kiran woke up she looked around and didn't know where she was.  She was wearing the dress from the night before.  She got up and started to look around and Shames told her there was a shower.  She turned bright red and asked what happened.  Apparently, after passing out he brought her back to his place.  She started to worry about not being at the arcade and Shames told her that he got it cleared up with Fix, and he handed her a letter from him.  When she was done, he told her that he got a change of clothes from the mall, and feeling happy she went and took a shower and soon after she went back to sleep in his bed and he slept out on the couch.

          He got her to the bus stop early in the morning.

 

Monday, August 28th, 3080

          Sarah and Kiran went to the cafeteria and saw each other.  Sarah asked why Kiran wasn't at the arcade.  Kiran told her that when she went to the museum with Shames there was an attack and then at some point she passed out.  Sarah antagonized saying if she just wanted to spend the night with Shames that she should have said that.  Words fumbled, and it just lead to Kiran's embarrassment.  Then Henrettia said that she wasn't sure if he liked tomboys.  Kiran told her that she wasn't a tomboy, and then they all looked at her and told her that she had dressed as a boy for four years.  So they determined she was genderfluid, and at the time Kiran had given up.  Sarah said another smart comment and Kiran threw something at her, and Jesse caught it and gave it back.  Jesse said if she needed help with genderfluidness that he could help.

          At some point, time hit Kiran and she screamed no and ran to her room.  She had missed the appointment with Mifune.  She went to bust through the door of her apartment.  Matt asked what the matter was and Kiran told him what had happened.  She called him on her phone and apologized for what happened and asked if they could meet later today at Under the Hill, Mifune said yes.

          The two girls went to Mundane Studies, and towards the end of class Kiran remembered that she had class with Luccio next and she put her hand on her head and started to mope, Jesse asked if he had said something wrong and she said that it was her next class that was bothering her.  Everyone looked confused.  When she went to the next class Kiran tried to avoid all eye contact with Luccio.  Closer to the end of class, Luccio asked Kiran if she could speak to her when class was over and Kiran nodded.  Luccio had acquired all the information on her brother's death, some of which confirmed what Mifune told her.

          In Magical History they went over The Ways, and they briefly talked about vampire history.  Florance told the class that they had a guest for next class who would elaborate on vampire history, Lord Thrum.  Lord Thrum was a baron of the Summer Court.  When class was over, Kiran dragged Sarah to her apartment and told Sarah that she needed to skip the next class of Magical History.  She didn't need to be caught by another Fae, there was already enough trouble in the Wild Court.  Sarah said she had a lot of experience with Fae here in the school and she listed out some of them, one being Puck.  Matt was there and so Kiran told him that she accidently gave him permission to come to their apartment when she wasn't in class.  He told her that he figured that out, he had captured Puck in a magical circle and that was when he figured.  Sarah gave a maybe on skipping class the next day.  Then Kiran was off to meet Mifune.

          Kiran met Mifune at Under the Hill and they got a private room.  He activated the wards, and they talked a little bit about miscellaneous information before she asked him what her brother was doing before he died.  Apparently he was following up on a rumor about someone resembling Lawrence, an European male who overdressed himself and whom was both a Red Court vampire and a wizard.  He worked for the Adversary.  He was said to frequent The Drink in the docks, and had been a representative of the bar owners in the past.  Mifune said that prior to her brother's death, that he had suggested to her brother that she go because she was caught up in drugs and other such activities but Cody made Mifune promise that he would not go up to her about this information.  Kiran said she would look into the rumor.

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Recovery [3080]
A Little R&R for Everyone

 

Wednesday, August 23rd, 3080

          Kiran was determined to find Matt in the forest, she had spent a long time going in circles so finally decided to use The Sight and she saw that there were forest spirits trying to deter her from going in the right direction.  Summonning wind magic to help guide her, she was able to overcome their tricks and made it deeper into the woods.  Soon Kiran came face to face with a bear and she knew she was either going to be able to talk to it or get mauled.  So, because it was a magical forest, she started to talk to it.  At one point they glared at each other and Kiran lost.  It pointed a claw at the ground telling her to sit so she walked over to it and sat.  It got up and she got up, it looked at her and she sat back down.  A few moments later an Amazoness-looking woman came up to her.  The woman asked Kiran if she knew she was on sacred ground and Kiran told her no.  When the woman asked what she was doing her, Kiran told her that she had come to make sure that Matt was okay.  

          The Amazoness walked over to a tree and used a magic to create a window-like spell and when Kiran walked over to it, she could see that Matt was in bad shape.  Blaming herself she fell to the ground crying and stayed there for a while.  Before she left the Amazoness told her to be careful of taking all the blame.

          When Kiran made it back to the other two, Conor asked her if she wanted to go anywhere, at first she said no but then she changed her mind.  Kiran asked Conor if he would take her to Edenfield Park Cemetery.  Conor said he couldn't get that close but they went to a national park.  It was about a two hour drive so Kiran was about to walk it but then Conor picked up a stone and started to talk to it.  Then a voice came into her head and asked her if she wanted to go to the cemetery and she said yes.  The ground came up around her and in a few seconds she went off to find her brother's lot.

          Sarah and Conor were hungry and Conor said that Italian food sounded good, so they appeared in Italy.  They went to the historic restaurant Gordon Ramsay at Castel Monastero.

          Sarah and Kiran got back to school about the same time and when they got there, there were looks of concern, angery, and confusion.  Kiran went to go talk to Luccio, moving as slowly as she could.  One of the people asked where she had been the whole time, and Kiran asked what he meant.  The guy asked her what day she thought it was and she said Wednesday or Thursday, it was early Friday morning.

 

Friday, August 25th, 3080

          It hit her when Kiran started to freak out that there were two others in the fight and Kiran asked where Riki Maru and Evan was.  The boy told them that Riki Maru was in the nurses' office and Evan in his room.  Kiran ran as quickly as she could to Evan's room and started banging on the door.  Evan answered the door at three o'clock in the morning confused.  Kiran hugged him and asked if he was okay.  Evan said he was and when she asked about Riki Maru, he had been hurt critically.

          Kiran then proceeded to run like a crazed woman to the nurses' office.  She was met by Maxwell, who said she couldn't go back and see him without hurting.  Kiran was confused and so Maxwell threw a metal coin and then there was a zap from around her.  He said that there was so much electricity around her that it would destroy the machines helping Riki Maru.  Then Maxwell said that she needed some help and Kiran tried to play it off that she was fine but then she was guided over to a bed and he cast a circle to remove the electricity but she still had some static.

          Then, the time had come.  Kiran had to talk to Luccio, she dragged her feet all the way there and then, after feeling static shock, she knocked on the door.  Luccio came to the door in a nightgown and then the two head to her desk.  Kiran didn't make eye contact with the woman at all and asked if she could miss classes today to get caught up with everything, Luccio gave her permission.  When she was asked to recall the experience she told her everything about what happened except for where she went after the national park.  Luccio said what they fought was probably a golem and then Luccio told her that she had to know where she went and Kiran yelled at her and stormed out of her office.  

          Kiran punched a locker and once she noticed it had blood on it, she cleaned it up a bit.  Then a shadow started to talk to Kiran, asking what did the locker do to her.  Kiran tried to figure out who it was then linked it to Riki Maru.  Apparently the shadow was twelve years old and didn't have a name.  Kiran said, if he wanted one, that she would think of one.

          Because the battle had messed up her phone, Kiran was going to replace it but first she went to her room, took a shower, and changed her outfit.  She turned into a breeze and made it at Red Rover about 5:20 am and it opened at 6.  So she waited outside.  The guy that worked there came about 5:45 am and she asked if he could replace her phone, he said that he could get it done by after breakfast.  

          Kiran went back to the school to eat breakfast and there were a lot of rumors going around and one of them was so funny that she busted out laughing.  It wasn't until she noticed Matt's seat was empty that she decided to leave.  Kiran arrived early to Red Rover and she got her phone.  She had time to kill before she had to go work at the arcade so she decided to go to the Fourth Way Station but not before calling Shames and apologizing, she asked him what time he would be eating lunch and asked if he wanted to meet at Hilltop.

          There, Kiran ended up playing chess with an old man named Durenal.  He told her about what was going on around town but when he questioned if the town had a mayor his eyes glazed over and he forgot the conversation.  This perked Kiran's interest and so did some of the other places he told her about.  After she headed to Hilltop and was going to wait for Shames.  She noticed Bill, Matt's alpha and ran over to him asking how Matt was.  He wasn't sure who she was until she introduced herself as Cody.  After hearing that he was getting better, she asked Bill if he knew who Matt was dating and, even with puppy-dog eyes, he told her he wasn't going to tell her.

          Shames came in and the three started to talk, Kiran received a call from a panicky Sarah who said she wanted to talk and they agreed to do so at Galactic, then Bill left, and Kiran started yelling about Puck and Shames asked if they could have a private room, where Kiran told him everything that happened except for going to her brother.  Kiran asked if Shames wanted to go to the museum tomorrow, she was told it had acquired some really old items and it was when it was showcasing them.  They agreed to go the next day, and then Kiran made a comment about wanting to talk to the Winter Knight and Shames said he was in the bar.  

          When Shames left, Kiran asked Mafune if she could talk to him and he said not here.  So she followed him, they got on his motorcycle, and they ended up at Under the Hill.  The two got a private room and Kiran informed him that she was going to help with the Outsider issue, and that she would revenge her brother.  Mafune told her more about the Outsider, they called it the Adversary but his name was Nemisis.  Kiran asked how long had he known her brother and he said for six years and that he started working with him two months before his death.  It wasn't until Mafune was gone that Kiran realized that her brother was still working for him.


          Sarah went to her room and slept until second period.  When she went to Mr. Misomoto's class, she didn't see Kiran and when she made it to Magical History, she decided to skip it because, again, she didn't see Kiran.  On her way to exit the school Luccio stopped Sarah and asked her some questions.  Sarah got very paranoid, and at one point Luccio was asking for Conor's number.  Sarah said she left it in her room, so Luccio followed her to her room.  Sarah told Luccio that she couldn't find the number (she slid the number in her bra when Luccio wasn't looking) and Luccio asked if she could look and Sarah agreed.  Luccio thanked her and went on her way and Sarah left to St. Matthew's Church.

          She was trying to get mental help from Father Alexander and he helped a bit but she left before he could ask any more pressing details.  Then Sarah called Kiran and said they needed to talk because Luccio was asking too many questions and why did she want Conor's number?  They agreed to talk at Galactic.


          The two arrived at Galactic and worked for a while, in the break room the two talked, and Kiran noticed Sarah was slightly off and asked her if she was okay, Sarah said she was fine.  When Sarah said she didn't want to tell Luccio her secret Kiran noticed at divination spell and told Sarah that Luccio had been spying on her, which didn't seem to help the situation.The two finished up the day at work and then went back to the school.  Kiran was up working on her board because there was a lot on her mind.  

 

Saturday, August 26th, 3080

          The next morning Kiran saw Matt and she hugged him and cried, saying she was sorry.  He told it was okay, and that we'd get the mind controller.  They ate breakfast, Kiran did some homework, and then was off to Galactic.

 

To Be Continued …

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