The Sins Of Blood

Thursday 12/05/2250 – By Rebecca Green

Rhea limped all the way to the infirmary. Adrian nervously followed, keeping an arm around her and letting her keep most of her negligible body weight on him. He had been tempted to carry her entirely, but the profuse amount of blood made him hesitant. And he wasn’t about to swoop her up out of nowhere- she seemed quite determined to make it herself, only leaning on him as much as she had to.

Which was quite a bit. Her adrenaline was gone and the wound in her thigh was deep enough that she could barely walk, and it was only through her own stubbornness that she did.

Adrian reached forward to nudge the infirmary door open and the blue haired nurse was facing away from them, placing some pill bottles in a freezer bag and storing them in a locked cabinet. She turned toward them with a smile, which quickly disappeared as her eyes narrowed and she hurried toward them.

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Wednesday, 12/04/2250 – By Nicole Adams.

It hadn’t been a particularly trying day, which Ourani was grateful for. A few unruly students, as there always were, but the older years knew not to mess with her, and the younger ones were usually too wary to upset any professor. Stepping through the gate to her cottage, she closed it with a kick of her foot and then made her way up the short walk to the porch, and inside. It was quiet in the house, except for the soft noise of a T.V in one of the back bedrooms, and a smile crossed her face.

She shrugged off her coat, turning to a coat hanger and draping it over one arm. She tipped her head a bit and then called out as she stepped further into the room. “Aliel?” Listening for the sound of nails clicking against wood, and a smile crossing her face as it came. A dog, a whippet, edged into view. She was a light tan and white, and her floppy ears framed her tapered head. Extremely cautious, she slipped around the doorway and into the room.

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Text: Ross to Ourani

Thur. 11/28/2250

Ross Blackhall 8:42 PM: Hey, Ourani? This is Ross, we’re going to need you to come back down to the school ASAP
Ross Blackhall 8:43 PM: Like immediately
Ourani J’Dvouir 9:15 PM: I was having thanksgiving dinner, thank you very much, what the hell did you all manage to do.
Ross Blackhall 9:16 PM: Apparently Vander and Calver and another of the students over in Uni didn’t make it to the werewolf lock up on time cause of a fucking blizzard
Ross Blackhall 9:17 PM: And some of the students are kind of banged up.
Ross Blackhall 9:17 PM: Pretty sure the wolves are gonna need a look see once they’re back to normal
Ourani J’Dvouir 9:19 PM: You guys are fucking hopeless
Ourani J’Dvouir 9:20 PM: I’ll pack up and be there in two hours, tops. try not to let anyone die while you’re waiting.
Ross Blackhall 9:22 PM: Aye aye captain
Ross Blackhall 9:32 PM: Quick question, can a werwolf get frostbite if, say, he gets locked in a bathroom in the uni building that has been barricaded with ice?
Ourani J’Dvouir 9:40 PM: He’s not going to get frostbite, wolves are made for cold weather, particularly such large wolves.
Ourani J’Dvouir 9:42 PM: Who is injured? How bad is it? How are they injured?
Ross Blackhall 9:44 PM: Miska Erdos got knocked unconscious, but he’s awake and seems fine right now, Urisi Krist got scratched up pretty good because I guess she had changed into a porcupine and Vander tried to eat her, only quills, and she’s in shock pretty bad
Ross Blackhall 9:45 PM: One of the girls is unconscious and in a fox form, dunno whats wrong but she hasn’t woken up, might have a concussion
Ross Blackhall 9:47 PM: The rest from the primary building have minor injuries and are mostly shaken up, but there’s two guys over in the uni dorm, one got beat up pretty bad, a broken leg and some really deep cuts, he’s lost a decent amount of blood and seemed to be healing pretty slow because of it, if he doesn’t start healing soon i’m going to stitch him up
Ross Blackhall 9:49 PM: And then whatever injuries the wolves have, but we can’t exactly examine them right now, ad they’ll prolly be healed by morning
Ourani J’Dvouir 9:55 PM: ugh alright. Just get everyone bandaged up, if you can make a splint give it to the the uni kid. Give the fox and Urisi blankets, if you can get someone through the blizzard see if they have family that can come, Urisi is friends with Zayne Faust, he’s a raven. Keep Rhea and Adrian contained.
Ross Blackhall 9:56 PM: They’re in the lock up in the basement now, i’ll also see if i can set the bone for the kid in uni, I have some experience with it, but i’m not the official nurse so Murdoch wants you here as quick as you can
Ross Blackhall 9:58 PM: Drive safe, it’s still coming down out there
Ourani J’Dvouir 10:01 PM: On my way now, I’ll be there in forty five minutes tops.


Text: Ourani to the Staff

Fri. 11/22/2250

Adrian Calver, Ari Sommerfield, Biric Sommerfield, Elyon Tyrell, Hakidonmuya, Hermes Gryph, Isabelle Marquart, Ismisis Zydrate, Jeltima Gatei, Karina Smith, Lana Kassem, Lennox Beaumont, Levi Matutina, Magnus Chen, Marius Vann, Max Vinci, Rhea Vander, Rodney Murdoch, Ross Blackhall, Raxedithe Coveticus, Seren Azarys, and Wynona Grace have been added to the group.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:15 PM: Babes what’re u all doing this week? Can’t leave the campus entirely devoid of responsible people.
Ismisis Zydrate 4:16 PM: I’ll b around. freezing my ass off.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:17 PM: You don’t count
Rodney Murdoch 4:17 PM: I will be on campus, Ourani
Jeltima Gatei 4:20 PM: I’ll have cookies at my house if anyone gets a hunger over the break.
Max Vinci 4:22 PM: Pretty sure that’s something inappropriate but idk so i’m just gonna stay out of it
Max Vinci 4:26 PM: Levi and I are taking Eolande to New York for the week, so we’ll be gone. All of you crazies take care
Rhea Vander 4:28 PM: Raxon still not back for those cookies?
Jeltima Gatei 4:30 PM: No, his father is still having medical issues.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:35 PM: Give Eo love from me for thanskgiving, max!
Max Vinci 4:36 PM: I will
Biric Sommerfield 4:39 PM: I too will be home for the week. It’s just Chicago though, so if you need any back up, give me a ring.
Hakidonmuya 4:43 PM: ouani come over here now and show me how to stop thse notifications.
Marius Vann 4:45 PM: As always, I will be here. Now if you don’t mind I have a lab to clean.
Marius Vann has left the group.
Elyon Tyrell 4:49 PM: I will be home with family, but the University students are adults so I’m not too worried about them…
Elyon Tyrell 4:50 PM ….Mostly…
Elyron Tyrell has left the group.
Lana Kassem 4:51 PM: Unfortunately I can’t stay this time, I’ll be heading home, everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Isabella Marquart 4:52 PM: I’ll be home for Thursday and Friday, but I’ll be back Saturday
Isabelle Marquart and Lana Kassem have left the group.
Max Vinci 4:54 PM Holy crap my phone is exploding, I’m out.
Birc Sommerfield and Max Vinci have left the group.
Ari Sommerfield 4:57 PM: I’ll be home with Biric, but I’ll probably come home on Saturday at the latest.
Ari Sommerfield has left the group.
Rhea Vander 5:01 PM: I guess I’ll stick around then, someone has to keep this place from blowing up.
Hermes Gryph 5:02 PM: I’ll be heading to Bulgaria for the break, I plan to leave right after classes on Tuesday.
Hermes Gryph has left the group.
Karina Smith 5:02 PM: I’m staying. Making cookies too, and I’m like 99% sure they’ll be better than Jetil’s. 🙂
Jeltima Gatei 5:03 PM: I smell a challenge.
Raxedithe Coveticus 5:05 PM: Didn’t you burn them last time?
Jeltima Gatei 5:06 PM: I’ve been practicing
Karina Smith 5:07 PM: There’ll be another burn in the near future, too
Adrian Calver 5:07 PM: Staying. Now if you’ll excuse me, I was in the middle of something and this is distracting me.
Ismisis Zydrate 5:07 PM: Aw don’t leave me so soon bookworm 😦 it pays to smile once in awhile
Adrian Calver 5:08 PM: Please don’t refer to me as a bookworm. And I smile plenty, I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Ismisis Zydrate 5:09 PM: A real smiler would love being called bookworm, it’s a pet name, which I’m sure you’ll be getting use to soon enough 😉
Adrian Calver 5:09 PM: I am not about to get drawn into one of your juvenile debates; I’ll see you around
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:10 PM: I heard that Bookworm’s got a little crush
Hakidonmuya 5:12 PM: ourani or ismisis please come fix my phone
Adrian Calver 5:12 PM: I do not have a crush, i don’t know what you’re talking about
Ismisis Zydrate 5:15 PM: Miss.  Vanerjakjfsandgknsdkdj
Ismisis Zydrate has left the group.
Karina Smith 5:15 PM: Awww he left? It was just getting good! And Haki, I’ll help you if the others won’t.
Hakidonmuya has left the group.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:16 PM: So how ‘bout it Adrian? I’ve heard letting out ur troubles does wonders for ur skin.
Adrian Calver 5:16 PM: No thanks.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:18 PM: I’m sure I could set you up if you asked nicely 😉
Adrian Calver 5:19 PM: No- I’m good, thanks, and I think I’m just gonna go because you won’t drop it and I still don’t know what you’re all going on about
Adrian Calver has left the group
Karina Smith 5:20 PM: The denial is strong with that one.
Karina Smith 5:20 PM: Or maybe his glasses aren’t strong enough- poor blind man.
Rhea Vander 5:21 PM: you are all so insufferable
Rhea Vander has left the group.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:23 PM: oh they’re hilariois. Id say we should set them up but its too fun to watch
Karina Smith 5:24 PM: Too right. So back to plans; what are you doing this year?
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:25 PM: Well this campus cant survive without me, so ill be here. Sister might be visiting though.
Karina Smith 5:27 PM: You mean you’re not tempted to take off, just to see if we can make it a day without your awesome nursing skills?
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:30 PM: maybe just for Thanksgiving day, can you all survive that long?
Karina Smith 5:30 PM: Absolutely! I’ll keep an eye on them in your absence.
Levi Matutina 5:32 PM: Did we just witness Professor Vander taking out Professor Zydrate?
Levi Matutina 5:33 PM: Is that allowed???
Karina Smith 5:34 PM: Allowed or not, it happened. Lighten up, new guy, and roll with it.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:35 PM: Oh she definitely did. Probably stole his phone, they were hanging out when he started to tease her boyfriend.
Jeltima Gatei 5:38 PM: I don’t think they’re together officially
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:40 PM: Not yet
Jeltima Gatei 5:41 PM: Well  while you’re playing matchmaker, I’m going to go get my cookies ready to beat Karina
Jeltima Gatei has left the group.
Karina Smith 5:46 PM: Bring it, Gatei
Karina Smith 5:46 PM: Oh, damn, he left
Karina Smith 5:57 PM: I should go, then- gotta make my cookies for this challenge Jetil so foolishly started.
Magnus Chen 6:00 PM: I’m going back home to see my mom.
Karina Smith and Magnus Chen have left the group.
Seren Azarys 6:01 PM: I’m staying here, you guys talk a lot. I’m out.
Seren Azaryz has left the group.
Lennox Beaumont 6:03 PM: Staying here too, no plans. Going to leave as well.
Lennox Beaumont has left the group.
Ourani J’Dvouir 6:05 PM: Oh boo, everyone’s leaving.
Ross Blackhall 6:18 PM: I’m going to pop out to the Gardner’s place around dinner, but then I’ll be right back for the rest of the weekend. If Kassem is leaving, who’s watching the Ravens??
Ourani J’Dvouir 6:20 PM: I volunteer Marius one sec
Marius Vann has joined the group.
Marius Vann 6:22 PM: Why did I get added back in???
Marius Vann 6:23 PM: Oh, I see. Luckily the Ravens are a relatively quiet bunch. I can poke my head in a couple times to check on them.
Ross Blackhall 6:24 PM: Sweet, cause I already have the Eagles and that’s time consuming enough on its own
Ross Blackhall has left the group.
Marius Vann 6:26 PM: If that’s all, I’ll be going again.
Marius Vann has left the group.
Rodney Murdoch 6:29 PM: I think that accounts for everyone. Remember, the rest of our chefs will be serving a marvelous Thanksgiving dinner for the students and staff who are still on campus
Rodney Murdoch has left the group.


We’ve Had a Bad Day

Fri. 11/22/2250 – By Kayla Salmon.

It was definitely upsetting that his brother didn’t want him to come to the hospital, but he did understand a bit. He grunted as he punched the bag in the gym again. Ever since the curse and their mother dying, his older brother had always been protective of him. It had gotten even worse when their father had been diagnosed with cancer, the kind that had progressed too far for any surgery or medicine to help, magical or otherwise. But they were supposed to have time, a year or two even.

The stand of the punching bag finally gave way and tumbled over, despite its reinforced frame. He stood there, huffing as he stared at the fallen bag, the bruises showing on his hands. He’d managed to resist running all the way to the hospital in town, mostly because he knew some part of what the Headmaster had said was right. He didn’t know if he could handle seeing his dad…dead. Not his father any more, just some corpse that would be burned to ash soon. He’d never see his dad again, never hear his laughter or praise, like when Reid had been made a prefect.

“What the fuck, Reid?” came a voice and he turned to look at the entrance to the gym. His fellow Eagles prefect, Aelita Rede, was standing in the entrance. “You’re about to fall over and the bag is dead, good job, you killed it. Cut it out.”

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Text: Ourani to the Girls

Thur. 11/14/2250

Ourani J’Dvouir 4:15 PM: Alright girls, how about we head to chicago this weekend? The guys can hold the fort.
Wynona Grace 4:16 PM: You think it’s safe to leave them at the academy by their lonesome?
Karina Smith 4:16 PM: So in. When do we leave?
Karina Smith 4:17 PM: And I swear it better not just be us three.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:18 PM: I’m sure the Ravens and Owls will do just fine without Lana and Rhea, we can volunteer the guys to babysit.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:18 PM: We can put Ross to the test
Seren Azarys 4:20 PM: omg i’m totally in. are we gonna get to go to bars or something, that’d be pretty cool.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:22 PM: Definitely, we’ll be having real fun
Hakidonmuya 4:23 PM: I suppose I can stay behind and make sure no one explodes.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:23 PM: Oh no you aren’t getting out of it that easily. It’ll be fun Haki. You can poof back if you really hate it so much.
Karina Smith 4:24 PM: Haki, noooo. You gotta come, you’re the only one who can out-drink Ourani and not break a sweat
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:25 PM: I offer to drive?
Hakidonmuya 4:26 PM: I will teleport there when you arrive. I am not riding in that death machine
Karina Smith 4:27 PM: Oh, I get you Haki. You can ride with me.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:28 PM: To be fair, you can’t die. And the road trip is half the fun!
Hakidonmuya 4:30 PM: I prefer to keep my head out of metal. I’ll stick to my motorcycle or the void.
Seren Azarys 4:31 PM: can’t you use your angel wings or something and fly over instead??
Karina Smith 4:31 PM: Quick, someone steal Haki’s keys.
Rhea Vander 4:32 PM: Unfortunetly, I actually can’t come
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:33 PM: What, are you too injured, ms. i-don’t-use-my-crutches?
Rhea Vander 4:34 PM: I have plans
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:36 PM: Do these include pretending you can’t carry papers so a certain someone will help you carry them?
Karina Smith 4:36 PM: She going on a dateeeee
Rhea Vander 4:38 PM: I am not, what I have is a million papers to grade because SOMEONE told me I couldn’t teach normally.
Karina Smith 4:39 PM: Make sure you have company. Pretty boring doing that by yourself.
Rhea Vander 4:40 PM: Oh I intend to.
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:42 PM: Anyway. While Miss. ‘Grading’ is busy, I haven’t forgotten about you Haki. I’ll drag you if necessary.
Hakidonmuya 4:45 PM: You are insistent, I see
Ourani J’Dvouir 4:47 PM: yep! and you love me
Elyon Tyrell 4:48 PM: wow you guys go fast, I’m in, where are we going in particular?
Karina Smith 4:49 PM: Chicago. Bar-hopping! Sounds like fun, right?
Elyon Tyrell 5:00 PM: I meant more along the lines of where in particular, but bar hopping sounds good
Elyon Tyrell 5:02 PM: I should probably drive, Ourani, you always drink the most of the lot
Max Vinci 5:03 PM: No, I’m driving given I’m the one who doesn’t drink. I require a shit ton of pot and at least one stop at a strip club and I will be your sober driver for the night.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:05 PM: Well we’re going to need multiple drivers, and someone can always drive my car on the way back. Anyone have a particularly roomy car?
Karina Smith 5:06 PM: Sorry, no. I can fit three, besides myself, so I’m not totally useless, but it depends on how many go.
Max Vinci 5:08 PM: Ha, I don’t even have a car, just take the Void everywhere
Elyon Tyrell 5:09 PM: I can take four plus me, so if Max wants to drive mine she can
Elyon Tyrell 5:10 PM: Omg Max, when was the last time you drove??
Max Vinci 5:11 PM: Not long ago, me and my sister got a rental a year ago for a road trip, don’t worry, I’m good to go
Lana Kassem 5:12 PM: Oh my goodness, after the last time I went to Chicago with Ourani, I think it’s best to stay home 😉
Lana Kassem 5:13 PM: I hope you all have lots of fun though! ❤
Lana Kassem has left the group.
Rhea Vander 5:15 PM: I’m trying to catch up on my reruns of NCIS, going to leave you all too it.
Rhea Vander has left the group.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:17 PM: Okay well, how many people have we got for sure? Karina, Max, Elyon, Haki, Me. Need to know Wynona and Seren, as well as Isabelle. So that’s 5 at least, possibly up to 8.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:18 PM: I can fit 5 people including me, so if we take mine and Elyon’s car we’ll be good.
Isabelle Marquart 5:20 PM: Oh no! I have plans with my sister this weekend, we’re heading up to milwaukee to shop. I hope you guys have a good time though!
Isabelle Marquart has left the group.
Max Vinci 5:22 PM: Can’t believe Vander is bailing on us for her date
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:25 PM: She’s probably never gunna talk to us again
Max Vinci 5:26 PM: Idk, I doubt he’s that good in bed
Max Vinci 5:27 PM: Ha
Elyon Tyrell 5:27 PM: Oh my god
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:29 PM: Idk, they say the quiet ones are always the biters
Hakidonmuya 5:31 PM: I am going to make Ismisis help me leave this group before you all start writing out Calver and Rhea’s activities.
Hakidonmuya has left the group.
Elyon Tyrell 5:32 PM: I’d usually agree that gossiping about Rhea isn’t the smartest thing, but given how blatant they’re being about it, it’s absolutely inevitable.
Max Vinci 5:33 PM: Exactly
Elyon Tyrell 5:34 PM: Just because you’re so blatant about everything doesn’t mean everyone else has to
Elyon Tyrell 5:35 PM: You practically screamed that you were screwing Matutina when that one picture of him and Calver got stuck up on the bulletin board
Karina Smith 5:41 PM: Wow guys, I’m hurt. You save all the good stuff for when I’m gone. I’m going to leave now and you can all think about what you did to deserve this.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:42 PM: Well you can’t just leave us without missing the good bits
Karina Smith has left the group
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:43 PM: Pfft.
Ourani J’Dvouir 5:50 PM: Anyone else?
Wynona Grace 6:07 PM: Oh boo I missed everyone.
Max Vinci 6:10 PM: Nah there’s still a couple of us here. not much point in sticking around if we can’t make fun of calver and vander
Max Vinci 6:12 PM: How long you putting her on crutches? She’s sent a couple little shits into my fencing classes
Ourani J’Dvouir 6:15 PM: She’s supposed to be on them for three weeks, but knowing her I’m lucky to get a full week. She heals faster than a human, though, so it should be fine. Just don’t tell her I said that.
Max Vinci 6:18 PM: Suits me, as long as she stops sending those balls of energy into my space to ‘work them out’.
Elyon Tyrell 6:20 PM: I’ll keep an eye out for you Ourani, I saw her using them the other day
Max Vinci 6:21 PM: Oh I’ll definitely remind her
Ourani J’Dvouir 6:25 PM: Just don’t get too close when you do it
Ourani J’Dvouir 6:27 PM: Right, I’ll check in with everyone to make sure everyone’s coming. Right now it looks like Karina, Max, Elyon, Haki, and Seren. What about you Wynona?
Wynona Grace 6:30 PM: Oh, right. Yeah I’ll be there. Sounds like fun, what time?
Ourani J’Dvouir 6:34 PM: Dunno what time. I think Seren poofed, so I’ll check in with her later. You ladies have fun, I’m going to poof ❤
Ourani J’Dvouir has left the group.


The Infirmary

Sat. 11/9/2250 – By Rebecca Green.


Inside the void, she was elsewhere. Stuck sniffling in her bed and crying in the woods. Another would feel embarrassment, anger, or even just annoyance towards the man for pulling her through the void, but Rhea could hardly spare a single emotion or thought for him as she squeezed her eyes shut. The sound of students and staff alike filtered through the fog in her mind, some of which she’d managed a reply to, but she really just wanted to lay down.

She felt small. Not physically, she hadn’t felt small for years- having long since come to terms with her stature and height. Instead, she felt weak and helpless, lost in the woods. The bright light was that of the sun as she awoke. A face behind her eyelids that had disappeared as the moon rose, leaving her, but one she knew very well, despite having not seen it for nearly four decades. A face accompanied by the scraping of bone against wood, a sharpened point screeching against her little plastic table and hand roughly holding her still as he uttered incantations that would leave her cursed for the rest of her life.

It kept flashing in front of her and Rhea cringed into the body carrying her. Calver, she recognized dimly. It would have been humiliating if she could focus. She had not had a panic attack like this, making her breath catch halfway up her throat and preventing her from escaping the contents of her own mind, in years. Hadn’t had a full blown attack in at least twenty years, barring the fairly rare occasion that she’d awake in a cold sweat at night and be forced to get up and go running, hard and long, as her only respite.

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