“Honestly, I’d love to leave. Please, escort me out.” If Levi could leave as easily, he had to do it in fashion. However, deep down he knew even money couldn’t protect him from the dastardly beasts waiting for him. Levi never understood how everyone got frustrated with him when comparing money. Doesn’t the biggest number always win? They say if you have it, flaunt it.
“Well, I can name 70,000 people worldwide that can say I’m more valuable than you. Plus my net worth is 317 billion dollars, but I can donate about 10 if you need it?” The temperature dropped drastically to a low temperature. Levi furrowed his brow then rolled his eyes. A shiver went up his spine as he stepped away from her. Levi raised his eyebrows, surprised at her accuracy. “No, but I can hire professors from over seas to make me a master in 2 hours.”
“And you didn’t answer my question about the lin-!” Levi was cut off by Ajax and his announcement. A screen appeared showing New York at it’s finest. People screamed for their lives while engulfed in smoke. The sinister laugh at the end put him on edge. It sounded like a darker force, humans as it’s puppets. Levi sighed and grunted under his breath.
“What’s so important about New York besides fashion week? Why do we care anyway…”
@melancholy - Levi
I was glad I managed to make her laugh. Although that remark about my brother was true, she had been stone faced the whole while we talked. Being a twin wasn’t always easy growing up, especially being siblings at Camp Half-Blood. But if anything being forced to sleep in the same room drives us closer.
“Ah…” I said, nodding understanding where Arden was coming from. It was hard to conect with a sibling you never knew of until now. Even to this day, I hardly know the people that have the same father as me. Ajax was beginning his announcement so all attention was directed to him.
As I watched the example, I felt disgusted and overwhelmed. Those people were helpless and put in a terrible situation. The lives that had been lost in that single wave of water- I covered my mouth from shock as the iris message finished. Something told me this was gonna be a long year.
As the announcement finished Ajax requested all the cabin leaders. I was interested in what they were going to be discussing, but I wouldn’t be able to catch a word or glimpse without being caught. I turned to Arden who was stone faced. I sighed, “Are you a cabin leader?”
@Daunt - Arden
“Oh… I’m pretty sure death and mummies, stuff like that.” I shrugged. I was never really interested in the tale of the dead. However it always was easy for me to tell if someone was good or bad, and 99% of the time my guess was correct. Perhaps I made a connection or it’s just a hidden gift. Time will tell and it didn’t seem all impressive or useful anyways.
She really put me on the spot with the memory question. It’s like we were in an interview, my answers mattered and every answer I gave read a different way. I was getting uncomfortable and bothered by the fact I wanted to impress her so bad. Maybe I wanted to prove to her I’m reliable, or she just intimidates me?
“Well…” Before I could answer I was cut short by Ajax. An iris message played of New York. I raised my eyebrows here and there but wasn’t really affected by it. Sure it was disastrous and unusual but it wasn’t entirely shocking.
I scratched the back of my neck. I thought back to who was cabin leader and remembered I’m the only Anubis kid. “I… guess I am too.” I said seeing as I didn’t recognize anyone else in the room as a sibling.
@firefly - Evita
“I actually don’t know if I did,”
I scoffed which turned into a laugh. “Go figure.” Man, all this talking and I could use a drink myself. Ace seemed like a funny guy that was the life of the party, blinded by alcohol the second he woke up every morning. It seemed like I pushed a button with my sport question. Maybe there was more to Ace than booze and laughter. If drinking was so simple as a hobby maybe more people would be doing it.
Ajax began his announcement and the iris message of New York played. I found entertainment in watching the midget run straight into the gray fog, like a bad horror movie. I shook my head at his poor decision and exclaimed at the tide of water. “Ohh…” I said under my breath. I caught some dirty looks of other campers. I chuckled slightly- the thought of New York being the center of a vision dream board and the second they get there to be nothing but destruction was unfortunate.
The iris message flickered away and the camp leaders walked into a huddle surrounded by Ajax. I turned to Ace who had an embarrassed expression. I didn’t think much of it, but that he wasn’t as drunk as he hoped to be. I waved back and exchanged the smile he gave me. I turned around and left the Big House, walking slowly hoping he’d be able to catch up later.
@WritingAndRoses - Ace
“And neither would we exceed with a traitor among us. There’s gotta be someone here who would turn on anyone in this room for no particular reason than to wreak havoc, and my bets on Norse.” I wasn’t the gambling person unless I was sure I was right. The Norse seemed mischievous and witty, I looked around the room for anyone who looked suspicious.
There was definitely always a rumor at Camp Half-Blood. Sometimes they were disastrously wrong which lead to more trouble, and sometimes they were right. It was the draw of the stick.
I turned to Ajax as the announcement started. I furrowed my brows at the iris message. I made mental notes in my head and tried to catch every frame. Any little thing can tell us something about what’s to come, and it wasn’t something good. I rubbed my hands and smirked when Ajax spoke about the hunt. Hunting was none the less dangerous but entertaining. I was devastated when he mentioned it would be lead by the hunters of Artemis, but was I surprised? Not in the slightest.
I dodged his question because I knew it would lead to my ability… which I hadn’t discovered yet. I was always embarrassed and thought I wasn’t special like the other kids. However, I kept my head high and continued training so at least I knew how to use a sword instead of playing with fire. “You know, maybe you were right about the equality thing.” People always forget about the topic when you start complimenting them.
“I’m not a cabin leader and I’m guessing you’re not either, so we should go.” I headed for the doors.
@euphoriaa - Aurelio