The Thirteenth Hour

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Post by UmbraSight » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:15 am

Where did all these people come from? This street had been all but empty not too long ago but it seemed that in a matter of seconds several people had emerged from the direction of the school. People who had been loitering around for others to show up before heading in? Kiwako absently brushed the grit off the palm of her hand while she watched the others, her skin was tender and pearls of blood was starting to leak through the breaks, but, in all honesty, watching the others arguing was vastly more interesting. That and, well there wasn’t much she could do about her hand until she could wash it off in a bathroom.

With a sigh and a shrug, Kiwako shoved her hand into her skirt pocket, it seemed like the drama was somewhat dying down. The grumpy girl had her bandaid, the other grumpy girl had stormed off after the foreigner had grabbed her arm, and now they all just seemed to be loitering about around the gate.

“It’s just a gate, let's get moving already,” she said, fishing her phone out of her pocket as she walked past the group. She paused momentarily once she reached the gate and flicked on her flashlight app. Holding it in her off hand, she pushed on the gate to swing it open and stepped through.
//… under her weight, the floorboards gave, and she fell into the dark...// Fall of the Aelir Isles, Vol. III

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Post by Someguy500 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:04 pm

Two sets of footsteps echoed lightly through the school hallway. Even as Yuu lead the way with little hesitation and her sister Rin held up a flashlight to light the way, they both knew how lost they were. Walking through the school building in the day was one thing, with signs and people to ask for directions. But now, late at night with little light, Rin could scarcely make heads or tails of the unfamiliar corridors and stairways around the school, and her sister didn't fare any better, either. Rin still burned to find out what she could, though, and Yuu couldn't help but get swept up in the rush. They started to go back to where they came, eager for another shot at finding the classroom, when they began to hear... noises?

They had entered a few minutes back, eager to find out what the teacher would tell them about their "Thirteenth Hour", but this was really getting to Rin, Yuu could feel it. She knew her sister's imagination could run wild at times like these, and she'd end up scaring herself worse than any real danger would. Wordlessly, Yuu offered an elbow, which was taken with gratitude. With her sister okay, she looked toward the way they came. The front door was that way, wasn't it? The sounds had to be the other students arriving. Yuu herself could handle people well, but she knew she was alone there. Leading the way, she pulled her sister close.

The others were right at the gate just as the pair saw them. Rin held her sister's arm closer for a moment, and let go. She felt glad she was pointing the flashlight forwards, then. If they saw her clearly like that, they'd think she was weird for sticking so close, and even worse, they'd think Yuu was weird, too. As her sister lead her forwards, she smiled. "Hey, you guys are here too," Yuu piped up. Her tone was friendly, and it held an air maturity to it that always put Rin at ease. "You're all here for the meeting too, right?" Rin herself offered a careful wave and a smile, a far cry from her more confident sister, who raised her voice so her new friends could hear. Their new friends, hopefully.
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Re: The Thirteenth Hour

Post by Myrn » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:41 am

Just as Eiko was about to place the Teddy bear band aid over the small scrape, Lydia had passed the two and picked on Sayuri for being so childish. Bewildered by the ever rude and abrupt girl, Eiko had forgotten to say a word or two, Sayuri had already grumped out her retort, ironically in a childish way. A wave of guilt washed over Eiko as she realized a thing or two after the exchange. One being that she wouldn't always be there to defend Sayuri, inseparable as they are. And two, perhaps she was treating Sayuri too much like a child in front of the others.

Eiko shook her head, almost as if answering Sayuri herself when in reality she was getting her head back on straight. However the damage was done as Sayuri haphazardly put the band aid on herself.

"Ow. See? I'm not childish. I can put it on myself."

"Right you are Sayuri." Eiko praised, always supportive in Sayuri's endeavors. More people had begun to show up and-

"Stockings!" Eiko had snapped to attention and quickly settled Sayuri into the fresh pair of stockings she had prepared. Once that was all done and over with, Eiko stood to her full height, pack set back in place and a reassuring pat on Sayuri's head. She may have ruffled the curls a bit if only to encourage the snail out of her shell for a moment. She perked at Kiwako's rough attempt to get everyone to move on rather than lollygagging around without at least trying to figure out this whole 13th hour business.

"You heard the lady folks, no time like the present." Eiko spoke loudly and made sure everyone had gotten the hint it was time to get moving. Now it was just a matter of choice of whether they wanted to know more or not.
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Re: The Thirteenth Hour

Post by AnimuGirlVoiceLebi » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:40 am

Lydia huffed a bit while going over the previous encounter in her head again. After awhile and some cooling off, she noticed Taylor was nearby still. She was about to apologize for doing something so unsightly and leaving her behind, but then Taylor asked a question. Lydia didn't get the time to think about it before Taylor had reached in for a firm hug, almost immediately Lydia's mind and body halted only to restart when Taylor had let go. A bright red blush had soon covered Lydia's cheeks as her mind caught up to what had just happened, Taylor seemed to play it off soon after.

Lydia took a moment to find her words and looked everywhere but at Taylor. Then with some difficulty she spoke slowly as if each word was a battle, "I struggle to say what I want to. Sorry." She looked down forlornly and held her harm, "But...mean things, they just.." There was a long pause before she opened her mouth to speak again when the school door nearby opened and two people appeared. Lydia was startled by the sudden intrusion, quickly standing straight and putting on an intimidating air.

Soon the two approached and began to speak in a friendly tone, only to have Lydia 'glare down' at them for a few breaths. "They seem nice, and Taylor is here too. Let's do our best!' She let out the breath she was holding, but it sounded more like an annoyed huff, "What are you doing out here then? Why are you not already in the classroom?" Lydia winced internally, 'N-no good huh? Not too bad?'. Frustrated at another failed attempt she stepped past them and entered the school trying to make her way to the classroom.

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Re: The Thirteenth Hour

Post by Annasiel » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:00 pm

A different girl might have protested at the friendly pat and ruffled hair, with such a hard focus on what was childish or not mere minutes prior. While Sayuri was a bit disgruntled (and in front of the red-haired boy, too!), she couldn't help but giggle, beaming up at Eiko with all thoughts of her scrape forgotten. They were moving forward, again, at the red-headed boy's behest.

"We're already a group," she said, not to correct him, but more as a supplement to what his comment. As soon as the words left her mouth, though, she was second-guessing them, trying to figure out how exactly he might take them. They were already a group, of course, but he might have meant something else entirely, and now she was going to look like a big idiot for trying to help out. People were hard. She glanced to Eiko, whose reply came as naturally and cooly as a natural and cool reply cold be. She wished she could be like that.

Something caught her eye. A bit of blood on the one girl's hand, the one who'd run into her, seconds before the girl put her hand in her pocket.

She was hurt too.

Sayuri had bandages.

Would it be weird to offer? Was that a weird thing? If anything, the girl was going to bleed on her skirt now, and blood was really hard to get out of clothes -- if her mom could be believed. Taking a deep breath, Sayuri ducked under Eiko's arm, grabbed another teddy bandage, and popped up next to the girl. She tugged on her sleeve wordlessly and held the band-aid out, feet shuffling with every step.
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Nary a candle, nary a wish
But in the wont of wandering paths
Through wooded knolls, and windworn crags
She seeks a face she thought as friend
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Re: The Thirteenth Hour

Post by Myrn » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:27 am

Just when Eiko moved for the gate, Sayuri had ducked and made her way over to Kiwako with a band aid in hand. It was easy to see that this pleased Eiko, a potential new friend for Sayuri and the sole fact that Sayuri took the initiative and reached out to her. One might call this feeling a type of parental proudness, but it’s clear as day that Eiko is supportive of Sayuri no matter what her endeavors are. And on that note, Eiko continued on past the school gate where the others had no doubt went through. If she looked hard enough, she could spot a light or two through the windows of the school hallway marking the others location. Seeing that none had exactly followed after, Eiko had pulled open one of the school doors and leaned cooly against it like the cool little cucumber she was.

“Well don’t all come at once!” she exclaimed. As she waited for the others, she took a mental check on the others who were there. There was the rude one with a mouth and her tag along who had already gone inside ahead of them. Then there was the english speaker who was inside first but had came back outside for whatever reason, possibly to see if the rest had arrived or not. Hayate and his flaming hair had joined the fray a little after they had arrived and bumped into Kiwako. So far she hadn’t seen the twins and a few others which meant they were either late or already inside and waiting on them if those dimming lights were any sign.

Perhaps they were the late ones, after all, the hour was nearly upon them.
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Re: The Thirteenth Hour

Post by Poetic Ghost » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:21 am

Sho still held the note between his fingers, letting those words that impacted him resonate and remind him why he was there. The teacher, Okawa who wanted to meet him thought he was special, the dreams he had always suffered from could be understood by whoever this was. They must have been like him in some sense, right? That excited him, the idea that he could meet someone who also understood what he had been feeling all of his life. Since he was a boy, he had always felt like he needed to hide his nightmares from his friends, for their sake of course. But what if he could find someone who knew exactly what it was like. Sho was thankful that they could find him, even if he didn't fully understand how they knew about his other side. It didn't bother him, because if Okawa had meant him any harm they wouldn't have told him that they knew, right?

By any means, Sho needed to get there as fast as he could. He was already a bit late from the train and his relaxed walk to Heavenly Host did bring him back quite a bit behind. But it wasn't a problem! He'd just arrive the way he usually did if he was late, with a smile on his face and as polite as he could be. Besides, some people found it fashionable to be late.

When he came to the school, it wasn't any issue finding his way to where he needed to be. From a block away he had already heard the voices and noises coming from the others that.. others? Others! He heard maybe a dozen more voices just through the gates, students from his school he assumed. Sho picked up the pace and began to run towards the voices, the patter of his sneakers against the ground echoed in the cold night air and he quickly came up behind the group, passing the gate and coming to the doors. He was panting only slightly from the city block he had just sprinted to find his new friends. "Hi!" Sho said like an enthusiastic puppy. "Am I a bit late? I kind of had to get some groceries before I came here, sorry." Sho continued, with a friendly smile. While it wasn't as many as he thought there was, they were still the others he had hoped to meet.
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Re: The Thirteenth Hour

Post by UmbraSight » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:17 am

“Huh?” Kiwako came to a stop just past the gate as she felt something tugging on her sleeve. She turned back to Sayuri holding a bandage out for her to take. Was this a peace offering? It seemed like a peace offering. “Oh, thank you, I needed a bandaid.” Kiwako said with a smile as she reached out to and took hold of the bandage between her index and middle finger and carefully pulled it away.

She extracted her hurt hand from her pocket and peeled the bandage open. A teddy bear. Cute. Kiwako applied the bandaid over the largest break in the skin. It wasn’t perfect, but it worked. “Hey, thanks, it’s cute and I’m all fixed up.” Kiwako said with a grin as she held her hand up and wiggled her fingers. “And I guess we have this in common now too huh?”

Kiwako’s ears perked at the sound of someone come running down the street, and soon enough another boy appeared. “Yo,” She said with a wave of her hand, “you’re just in time, a bunch of the others have already head inside.” She said, tilting her head in the direction of the school.
//… under her weight, the floorboards gave, and she fell into the dark...// Fall of the Aelir Isles, Vol. III

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