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Text: Sparky to Group

Saturday 12/14/2250

 

 

Amelia Caverly, Ariel Collins, Ayato Caven, Beck Snow, Dora Santos, Eglantine Gardner, Eugene Cupid, Kamryn Karelam, Michael Murdoch, Miska Erdos, Reid Firewolf and Sparky Keese are in the group
Sparky Keese 7:28 AM: Eugene Fucking Cupid if you don’t have your half of the essay done by now I will personally skin your fucking hide.
Eugene Cupid 7:34 AM: C’mon man i’ve got like 40%, my lil bro is a slow worker
Sparky Keese 7:35 AM: Dude it’s due Tuesday and I know you do shit for shit on the weekends.
Eugene Cupid 7:38 AM: actually i’ll have u know im doing the chorus performance tonight, @eglantine will kill me if i start belting out the wrongs words or my literature analysis
Eglantine Gardner 7:42 AM: Damn straight i’ll be annoyed, I don’t need Aelita screaming at me about the Chorus fucking up “her performance”
Eugene Cupid 7:45 AM: yeah she’s giving me mad vibes, man
Sparky Keese 7:48 AM: Tell her to shut the fuck up
Sparky Keese 7:48 AM: Or just like, knock her ass out for a bit until the concert
Amelia Caverly 7:50 AM: I mean i tried to get her to go bed
Amelia Caverly 7:51 AM: She’s, like, super duper important for the concert and a great player but she’s kind of driving us all crazy
Amelia Caverly 7:52 AM: @Dora???? Have you heard anything?
Michael Murdoch 7:53 AM: There’s crazy and then there’s Aelita
Reid Firewolf 7:55 AM: Do you know she’s abandoned every patrol she’s had this week just to go fiddle around? Is she preparing for her duel with the devil?
Miska Erdos 7:59 AM: Gonna fight his ass for that gold violin
Kamryn Karelam 8:02 AM: She could probably just pay for it without so much effort
Ariel Collins 8:05 AM: How easy is an all-gold violin to find?
Amelia Caverly 8:07 AM: @Dora
Amelia Caverly 8:08 AM: @Dora
Amelia Caverly 8:08 AM: @Dora
Reid Firewolf 8:09 AM: jesus @Dora put an end to this
Eglantine Gardner 8:10 AM: What are we bothering @Dora about?
Ariel Collins 8:11 AM: Whether or not Rede has taken a train to crazy town, I think.
Eugene Cupid 8:13 AM: she’s trying her best, man
Dora Santos 8:14 AM: Guys I was taking a shower chill
Dora Santos 8:14 AM: I still haven’t been able to corner Aelita, and If I do she puts her hands in her head and yells and runs away sso
Kamryn Karelam 8:16 AM: Sounds effective
Sparky Keese 8:16 AM: Son.
Eugene Cupid 8:17 AM: She has a lot of feelings okay
Amelia Caverly 8:19 AM: ur fucking telling me
Dora Santos 8:20 @Amelia ????????? Did she talk to you??????????
Amelia Caverly 8:22 AM: uhhhhhh sort of
Miska Erdos 8:23 AM: DA FAK DOES THAT MEAN
Amelia Caverly 8:25 AM: it means sort of
Amelia Caverly 8:25 AM: i mean she was like, super upset in the auditorium and i was just trying to keep her from going nuts
Amelia Caverly 8:27 AM: i told her to go get a nap, talk to dora, and get herself taken care of but i guess she didn’t listen so idk
Eglantine Gardner 8:28 AM: Aelita’s great at being a Mother Hen until someone Mother Hens her
Eugene Cupid 8:29 AM: you can’t out-hen the hen man
Dora Santos 8:30 AM: Did she talk to you about anything that was happening?
Amelia Caverly 8:32 AM: she did that word vomit thing shes does so yeah
Michael Murdoch 8:34 AM: **hums jeopardy music**
Sparky Keese 8:35 AM: She does know that we can see when she pauses and begins writing, right? Because if I get anything less than a book about this shit I will be sorely disappointed
Amelia Caverly 8:36 AM: like, her dad died, her mom is shitty, and she’s 100% set on the idea that u and Gwen hate her guts and not really sure how she got that idea but i think she’s having that sweet, sweet 1/1000th life crisis.
Amelia Caverly 8:38 AM: bitch u try explaining this shit
Miska Erdos 8:39 AM: I got this hemhem BITCH IS CRAY, we love her, BUT SHE CRAY
Amelia Caverly 8:40 AM: A) rude. B) she’s just realling from the whole ‘the love of my life hates my guts’ feeling you get whenever someone rejects you
Amelia Caverly 8:41 AM: harsh, dora
Eugene Cupid 8:42 AM: I’m sorry what?/
Miska Erdos 8:42 AM: SHIT JUST GOT DEEP
Miska Erdos 8:43 AM: IT IS TOO EARLY FOR THIS KIND OF SHIT TO BE HAPPENING
Ariel Collins 8:45 AM: I guess I need popcorn
Amelia Caverly 8:49 AM: @Dora?
Dora Santos 8:50 AM: She told you about that then? I told her we could still be friends but she just kind of screams and runs away, it’s not my fault I’m not interested in women???
Eugene Cupid 8:51 AM: hwat the fuck are we talking about
Eugene Cupid 8:51 AM: OH SHIT
Eglantine Gardner 8:51 AM: I PUT DOWN MY PHONE FOR 10 MINUTES
Eglantine Gardner 8:52 AM: AELITA FINALLY TOLD DORA SHE LIKED HER?????
Sparky Keese 8:53 AM: SON.
Eugene Cupid 8:53 AM: FUCK
Ariel Collins 8:54 AM: i thought you were like, super empathetic or something cupid
Amelia Caverly 8:55 AM: it was obvious as shit @eugene.
Amelia Caverly 8:55 AM: and i mean yeah i get ur not gay but like, shit her dad just died and she’s a really good person
Kamryn Karelam 8:58 AM: hey maybe put the breaks on
Kamryn Karelam 8:58 AM: we all love Aelita we all wants what best for her but she can’t be forced to love someone
Eglantine Gardner 8:59 AM: Yeah, even when she’s being a pain in our asses
Michael Murdoch 8:59 AM: You okay @dora?
Amelia Caverly 9:02 AM: shit dora, you don’t need to get twisted up about it. It’s just a harmless crush anyway
Dora Santos 9:04 AM: It’d clearly a big deal because I have lost my best friend who’s running herself ragged because I’m so fucked up that I can’t return my feelings because I was pretty sure for the last however long that I was asexual and now I’m not even sure about that so I don’t need you making me feel like even more shit because I”m not gay enough to return her fellings
Amelia Caverly 9:06 AM: i’m not trying to make you feel like shit im just saying it how it is
Sparky Keese 9:06 AM: To be fair you don’t have to be gay, just bi
Eugene Cupid 9:07 AM: Not cool Amelia, this isn’t a soap opera for you to ship on. Aelita will be fine, everyone gets rejected, she just needs a little bit. It’d be much worse if Dora tried to play along and made it worse when Aelita realized it wasn’t real and feels bad for forcing her bestie into something.
Eglantine Gardner 9:07 AM: @dora deep breaths okay, no one thinks you have to return a one sided crush
Miska Erdos 9:08 AM: Holy shit dude is that new student counselour ever going to get hired because i am legit certain 80% of the students here need psych help
Miska Erdos 9:08 AM: Just saying
Dora Santos 9:09 AM: I already have a therapist, but thanks for the concern anyways, @Miska.
Dora Santos 9:09 AM: And I’m just saying how it is, how Aelita knows it is, she knows I’ve always thought I was asexual and no where near or capable of a relationship of any kind and I never once blamed her for springing it on me, but you can’t blame her shoving her head in the sand and ignoring me begging and pleading to talk to her, on me
Amelia Caverly 9:10 AM: maybe you should leave her alone then?
Dora Santos 9:11 AM: Maybe I would consider it if I didn’t have people telling me five times a day to come wrangle her or talk to her because she’s acting crazy
Reid Firewolf 9:13 AM: well im not babysitting
Eugene Cupid 9:15 AM: I’ll babysit!
Kamryn Karelam 9:16 AM: i don’t think the baby can babysit
Eglantine Gardner 9:17 AM: @Amelia, @dora has a point, I know I’ve asked dora to get aelita like three times in the last few days, and then we all kind of swarmed her after those texts she sent at 2 in the fucking morning
Amelia Caverly 9:19 AM: idk man. The concert will be over after tonight, and then finals will be over soon, so maybe break will help.
Kamryn Karelam 9:20 AM: hey guys i have stuff to do today so i’m going to hop off
Kamryn Karelam has left the group
Sparky Keese 9:21 AM: @dora lets go get breakfast, i pulled an all nighter and i desperately need coffee
Reid Firewolf has left the group
Miska Erdos 9:23 AM: Fuck am i invited or is that a girls only party
Ariel Collins 9:24 AM: miska u are a girl, lets go get waffles
Eglantine Gardner 9:25 AM: @dora i’m pulling pants on for breakfast so you better open your door
Amelia Caverly 9:28 AM: is it cool if i join? @dora, i still love you 😦
Dora Santos 9:29 AM: Yeah, @amelia, that’s fine, I know, it’s just stressful, I’m walking over with Eggie and Miska now
Amelia Caverly 9:30 AM: Awesome 🙂 See you there!

Bullies Are Nothing New

Friday, 12/13/2250

“‘And I’m not interested.’ Write that.” The raven haired girl dictated as she lounged back on the couch, watching the boy with a sharp eye. Teddy Ashes sat on the ground, back against the cushions and steadily typing on a phone as he stared blankly at the screen.

At her words, he merely replied, “Yes.”

The girl, Rayden Sarcia, wrinkled her nose. “Stop saying that. It’s fucking freaky.”

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Aelita to Music Students

Wed. 12/11/2250

Aelita Rede 1:45 AM: Hey eeryone, we need to talk about reherseal for the concert
Aino Snow, Alistair Gardner, Amelia Caverly, Annabeth Gardner, Ayato Caven, Beatrice Cupid, Beck Snow, Camilla Aune, Cilla Snow, Derek Giles, Desiree Sommerfield, Eglantine Gardner, Eugene Cupid, Felicia Harper, Gwen Rede, Isabella Harper, Jenna Gardner, Kyle Cupid, Leliana Harper, Leslie Marksen, Libby Ayze, Liv Hallebjorn, Louis Katsaros, Lunette Vander, Malena Rivera, Michael Murdoch, Miska Erdos, Nikaia Smith, Oulissa Harper, Payton Cupid, Primrose Bellamy, Rayden Sarcia, Rylee Gardner, Sharon King, Silas Harper, Spencer Karelam, Svene Beaumont, Teddy Ashes, Terell Gardner, Valentina Harrison, and Xeremey Flurez have been added to the group.
Michael Murdoch 1:46 AM: I love you an all, Aelita, but whY?????
Beck Snow 1:48 AM: Don’t we talk enough about this in class?
Aelita Rede 1:48 AM: Guys, you can’t be so loose about this. You’re in mastering Michael, you know better.
Camilla Aune 1:50 AM: Aelita we’re not going to fall apart just because we don’t practice in the dead of night, go get some sleep.
Beck Snow 1:53 AM: Yeah, sorry babe, but some of us have actual classes we have to study for, I’m bailing out of this mess now
Beck Snow has left the group
Ayato Caven 1:55 AM: Fuck you all
Ayato Caven has left the group
Malena Rivera 1:58 AM: Yes, we should plan, there’s no harm in making sure we’re all set for the concert
Michael Murdoch 1:59 AM: I think the complaints have more to do with the fact that this went out at 1:45 AM and not when everyone is actually awake, coupled with the fact that Professor Marquart has been working us nonstop about the concert like she does every fall
Miska Erdos 2:03 AM: Jesus Roosevelt Christ, Aelita, it’s fucking 2am, the last of the prefect rounds ended hours ago, go to sleep
Miska Erdos and Rayden Sarcia have left the group.
Kyle Cupid 2:07 AM: Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure Marquart would be pissed if she found out you were waking the underclassmen up in the middle of a school night for this shit
Derek Giles and Kyle Cupid have left the group
Malena Rivera 2:08 AM: Hey, come on. There’s no need to bitch at her, she’s only trying to help. Lay off and just leave if you don’t want to be a part.
Aelita Rede 2:08 AM: Well no one else made plans, we’re running out of time. Tomorrow at three pm, right after school. I’ll clear it with Marquart. Does that make you all happy?
Xeremey Flurez 2:10 AM: Can you have your slow mental breakdown somewhere else, Rede?
Alistair Gardner 2:10 AM I’d just like to point out that all of us in chorus are in fact, prepared, and don’t need to meet at some insane hour. Sorry Rede, but you need to take some deep breaths.
Alistair Gardner has left the group
Aino Snow 2:11 AM: What the heck, is this what i’m to expect if i stay in symphony
Nikaia Smith 2:12 AM: Pretty fucking much, apparently. Even chorus can’t escape. I’m out, and don’t fucking add me to a chat at 2 in the morning
Nikaia Smith has left the group
Malena Rivera 2:12 AM: And, having stolen Malena’s phone because you guys are fucking crazy and it keeps going off, she’s leaving too.
Malena Rivera and Oulissa Harper have left the group.
Eglantine Gardner 2:12 AM: Aelita, we all love you, but this is nuts. Go to bed and don’t send messages out to wake up everyone, or no one will have the energy to do any practicing.
Cilla Snow, Libby Ayze, and Rylee Gardner have left the group
Valentina Harrison 2:15 AM: God Rede, fuck off, you’re not the head of the music department, if Marquart thought we needed to practice more, she’d tell us, not you
Isabella Harper, Sharon King, Terrell Gardner, and Valentina Harrison have left the group
Aelita Rede 2:16 AM: Fucking fine. I try to do something nice and save all your asses, but no I guess you want out performance to be just as sloppy as out rehearsals. Fine. See if I care.
Teddy Ashes 2:17 AM: I would enjoy practice. Now?
Aelita Rede 2:17 AM: See. Fucking Teddy gets it.
Silas Harper 2:18 AM: If Teddy gets it, I don’t think I want to.
Leslie Marksen 2:18 AM: You really should get some sleep Aelita
Leslie Marksen has left the group
Teddy Ashes 2:23 AM: Where?
Xeremey Flurez 2:25 AM: Nowhere you fucking nimrod, finally got my roomate’s laptop on so i’m out.
Xeremey Flurez has left the group
Aelita Rede 2:28 AM: Tomorrow at 3 Teddy, Spread the word my unicorn.
Camilla Aune 2:29 AM: It’s not tomorrow Teddy, go to sleep. Aelita, stop harrassing the lowerclassmen in the middle of the night. I know you mean well, but Marquart and Murdoch won’t be happy to hear you’re keeping up half the school
Michael Murdoch 2:29 AM: Hear hear!
Desiree Sommerfield, Felicia Harper, Leliana Harper, and Silas Harper have left the group
Svene Beaumont 2:32 AM: HOLY MOTH OF PEARL WHY THE FUCK WOULD YOU WAKE ME UP AT TWO THIRTY IN THE GOD DAMN MORNING
Eugene Cupid 2:34 AM: You awoke the beast
Svene Beaumont 2:37 AM: FUCK ALL OF YOU AND UR MOTHERS IM OUT
Aino Snow, Amelia Caverly, and Svene Beaumont have left the group.
Lunette Vander 2:45 AM: More rehersal???? I am up to my ears in projects and finals and god knows where the hell you even got this idea, don’t you have better things to be doing with your time? Like actual work? Instead of twirling around with your violin and skipping every class because you’re all that?
Lunette Vander 2:45 AM: Let me know when you can send me a little bit of that benefactory money that you have to be paying your teachers off with and then maybe we’ll talk about your god forsaken 3 am rehersal plans.
Lunette Vander has left the group
Eglantine Gardner 2:47 AM: Holy shit dude
Michael Murdoch 2:50 AM: Well, for those remaining, I can tell you this much. I do not envy the Eagle House tomorrow morning.
Eglantine Gardner 2:54 AM: Michael, unlock your door, I’m coming over now to avoid this shit storm, and if Kassem has something to say about it I will fucking fight her.
Beatrice Cupid, Louis Katsaros and Spencer Karelam have left the group
Aelita Rede 2:58 AM: I can’t believe you guys are being so shitty about this. It’s not a joke, we need practice. It’s just fucking rude.
Camilla Aune 3:00 AM: Aelita, it’s not rude. We all have other classes to worry about, not everyone can put symphony first, and it’s three in the morning
Eugene Cupid 3:02 AM: Yo but seriously, ‘Lita, have you kicked the rocker or something? You’re acting weird.
Annabeth Gardner 3:05 AM: Someone. Go get that other prefect she’s best friends with and get her to stop this shit pronto
Liv Hallebjorn 3:08 AM: I’m so sick of these group things, as of right not I’m going to start deleting people who add me to them
Liv Hallebjorn 3:09 AM: And Valentina’s right, even if she was being bitchy about it, just because your first chair violin doesn’t mean you’re in charge of the music department
Eugene Cupid 3:10 AM: They aren’t talking or some shit. U cool, Aelita? Or do u need some cupid help
Liv Hallebjorn has left the group
Aelita Rede 3:14 AM: I don’t need a fucking shrink. If you guys aren’t going to take this seriously, I’ll practice by my god damn self.
Aelita Rede has left the group
Camilla Aune 3:16 AM: Since she’s gone, I’m headed off. Everyone play nice, she was just trying to help, you know what she’s like. She’s going through a hard time.
Camilla Auna has left the group
Jenna Gardner 3:18 AM: I don’t care, I’m still going to Murdoch in the morning, cause this shit’s ridiculous
Jenna Gardner has left the group
Eugene Cupid 3:23 AM: Well, I tried. DOn’t get too pissy everyone, it’s just some stupid midnight text. Night.
Eugene Cupid has left the group
Teddy Ashes 3:29 AM: No practice then?
Teddy Ashes 3:56 AM: I’m disappointed.

Set Them Ablaze

Tues. 12/10/2250 – By Rebecca Green

The day wasn’t going well. Neither was the week, or the month. Everything was kind of just shitty and falling apart, and failing her fifth German test was not helping at all, especially when the professor decided it would be a good idea to try and bring up her Dad and everything that was going on. Why couldn’t anyone see she just wanted to be left alone? She didn’t want to talk about it. She didn’t want to answer questions, she wanted everyone to mind their own damn business and stay the hell out of hers.

Especially when she was actually bothering to show up to her classes. Gwen knew her sister had been skipping almost every class since the whole blizzard incident and it made her a bit smug. Aelita had always been their mother’s favorite and that she wasn’t keeping her shit together made Gwen just the tiniest bit pleased. A couple months prior she would have cared or been worried about her older sister, but since their father had died, she just felt numb.

Once her and Aelita had been close, but at least Aelita had the admiration of their mother. Gwen never had that. She always looked downon Gwen, thought she should do better in school, get better at the viola, or any musical instrument, or that her art should be more “masterful”, whatever that meant. Her dad, however, had praised her and commented on her art and promised her that she didn’t need to be musically inclined. He helped her try and work out study habits instead of just staring down his nose at her.

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Chemical Warfare

Tuesday, 12/17/2250 – By Rebecca Green

It was an art. Each ingredient was time sensitive, had to be brewed just right. Sweat dripped from his brow from the heat of the concoction and the concentration necessary to complete the spells, magic not coming easily for the mage. Koda had been up for the past hour and the clock read a clean 3:30 AM. Technically he wasn’t supposed to be in the potions lab so late, but he had reason to be there and had swiped a key off a janitor.

What was he making? An addictive substance, brought to Earth from Atlas, not unlike cocaine or meth. Except it was magical, which brought a whole new level of high. Made of beetle juice and newts eyes, along with the extract of an illegal worm that he had growing under his bed back in his dorm. He told his roommate it was just a pet of sorts and he was unaware of its true breed. The substance, known as Synthesis based on the fact that it fostered creativity and certain insanity based actions that could be explosive and erratic. But it made the user feel fantastic, feel new again, and those with depression, those that were in a rut, would take it to feel good. Even when they were neurotypical, with repeated use, addiction was inevitable, thanks to the maple leaves he added, reacting with the worm extract.

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The Vanders

Sat. 12/07/2250 – By Nicole Adams

Adrian really wasn’t looking forward to meeting Deirdre and Jericho again. Not like this- Rhea injured, limping still on the leg that had received the awful wound, and with the knowledge that his sister had been the one to deal the blow. He’d thought he was free of her- and yet she’d shown up, a ghost of his past, and she’d done her best to kill him and Rhea both. Was it too much to ask, to be rid of her for good?

He was driving again, since Rhea was hurt, but relying on her directions to the bookstore. It was in a busy part of Chicago, shops of all kinds lining both sides of the street. The sidewalks were crowded with people and cars took up most of the available parking.

“There it is,” Rhea spoke up, sitting straighter and barely hiding the wince as the wound brushed against the edge of the seat. Adrian slowed the car and slipped into a spot, pleased to find one within easy walking distance to the bookstore; cutting the engine, he got out and glanced over at Rhea as she found her footing.

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The Breaking Point

Sunday, 12/08/2250 – By Rebecca Green.

 

Like a flowing river, notes spilled from the hairs of her bow, each one fashioned by the tingle of strings that stretched the length of her fingerboard. Even as she played, the swan maiden would reach up and tighten or loosen the pegs that millimeter she could tell was off. Her song briefly halting for each change, but every few beats she did it again.

Aelita had always loved the violin. She poured her heart and soul into the instrument more often than not. She had been learning since she was three, piano a bit earlier. Of course simple stuff then, but quickly Aelita had grown used to playing proper pieces by the time she was seven, and it only had flourished from there. She’d been in the advanced symphony from the moment she became a third year, and first seat violin since fifth.

The wooden instrument meant everything to her and she was good at it, one of the best. She had to be. Her fingers were steady, her arm careful to contain the piece of art in her grasp. Dropping it would have to be her worst nightmare, Aelita couldn’t imagine losing it, not anymore. Not when her father had been the one to pick it out with her when she turned sixteen and had outgrown her last.

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