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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An Assailant of Blood

Thursday, 12/5/2250 – By Rebecca Green.

The knife pricked her finger. Held there, the knife duly twisted against her skin. Shadows danced across the floor, thrown about by the waning moon against the windows and the trees blowing in the wind, just outside the hallway where she walked. Gold eyes glinted in the light, and the woman brandishing the weapon walked tall, a clean six foot body with waist length hair pulled into a blonde ponytail. It bounced with every movement, each step confident and leisurely. No one would be around. School had let out hours ago, each of the brats would be hiding away in their houses, cramming in what little studying they could for final exams to come.

None of them would come across her, clad in a leather jacket and tight black leggings. She reached a hand into the jacket, pulling out a small black orb, bringing it to her nose and taking a whiff. Smiling, the woman was close to her destination.

She hadn’t thought it would come to this. The plan had been to scare the little brat, run her out of the job and keep her from sticking her nose where it didn’t belong. And, four years ago, it had worked. Vander had quit as expected at the simple threats. It hadn’t been that hard, really, to find her family- snap a couple of pictures, take a couple notes on their daily activities and send it to the agent. Vander – Silverfang – had handed in her resignation in a matter of hours.

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Snow Play

Tuesday, 12/3/2250 – Rebecca Green.

It had snowed during the night- little more than a light dusting, just enough to even out the previous fall. With two feet of snow, the kids had taken their chance, before classes started, to get out in it and start yet another full-scale snowball fight. Soon classes began to loom and those who had lessons to attend had broken off and returned to their houses to dry off and change.

Adrian had left the library in charge of a couple aides. It was cold, but he wasn’t bothered. Standing on the steps of the Primary Building, he watched as the kids who didn’t have classes kept up the fight, yelling and screaming. Ducking and dodging, they hid behind hastily formed forts, popping up to hurl snowballs at others. Skirting the lawn, Adrian made his way into the forest, his eyes fixed on the ground as he tromped through the snow that came nearly to his knees. It was a workout, lifting his legs above the top of the snow and breaking through with each step. He was glad when he reached the forest, where the trees took some of the snow, leaving less to lie on the ground; it made walking much easier.

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We’re Going Round and Round

Sunday, 12/01/2250 – By Rebecca Green.

Adrian was shelving the current spotlight books, a special shelf situated at the very front of the library to catch the students’ attention and present the most recent award winning novels. He’d curated each one with care, hoping perhaps uselessly that he might convert one of these students that seemed more interested in the latest gossip. Some of them were good, always coming in, and maybe he put a lot of emphasis on the importance of reading, but he was the librarian for a reason. It was good for kids, however much they pretended to loathe it.

Or, rather, he was distracting himself very purposely. Only two days had passed since the full moon and waking up the day before to find himself naked in a cold dungeon with Rhea had been less than pleasant. Nevermind… Adrian made himself blush just thinking about what had happened. Doing… that, with Rhea, wolf or not, was nothing short of baffling. He’d spent the better part of the day and the day before picking up their mess, this particular shelf having been knocked down during their… activities.

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Well, This Is Awkward

Friday, 11/29/2250 – By Rebecca Green.

Rhea hurt all over; that was the first thing she noticed. The floor beneath her was freezing, but that was normal. Every time the full moon rose, she would awake with goosebumps all over her skin, sore from the shift and perhaps even a couple cuts around her lips from the attack she posed on any furniture she set in the room to keep her other form occupied. Today was different, she ached everywhere on a scale she never had before from a mere shift. She could tell her collarbone would be black and purple just from the feeling and her face felt like she’d been run against a cheese grater.

The second thing she noticed was the warmth against her back. Something was pressed against her. Skin and there was one arm draped around her. Rhea jumped violently, jerking away and clammering to her feet, ignoring the pain. She’d done much more, under much more pain. Her eyes were wide as she instinctively covered her bare chest- naked as per usual after each shift, and she gave a laugh of astonishment and disbelief at what she saw.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Thurs. 11/28/2250 – By Rebecca Green.

The moon wasn’t exactly reliable. Magic itself had a margin of error- that was its beauty, it could change on the fly and adapt in a manner that other forces, such as gravity or time or what have you, could not. It was also terribly confusing. There was a technical time every night that the moon would rise and, generally, that was the time that a cursed one would transform, should it be at its fullest point in its cycle.

However, it wasn’t to be relied on.

As such, Rhea’s life had been dictated by three beeps on her phone every month for as long as she could remember. The first would go off half an hour before the full moon was scheduled to rise and she was supposed to go down to the dungeons to lock herself up for the night at that time. It had been ten minutes since the beep, Rhea having turned it off and gone back to what she was doing- organizing student papers into the files in her desk. Which was exactly what the next beep, at fifteen minutes, was for. To remind her.

Technically, she should be in the dungeons by that point.

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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.