Text: Morgelo to Xeremey

Wednesday, 12/18/2250

Morgelo Flurez 11:04 PM: Yo, sis, what’re you up to?
Xeremey Flurez 11:06 PM: Well I was thinking about sleeping, considering it’s 11. U?
Morgelo Flurez 11:07 PM: Nahh, you can’t sleep yet. Why don’t you come by and we can hang?
Xeremey Flurez 11:09 PM: Melo, u know we have a curfew. Besides, I’m tired from all my exams.
Morgelo Flurez 11:11 PM: Spoilsport. All right then, stay in your room and I’ll just be lonely.
Morgelo Flurez 11:12 PM: How’s the masquerade planning coming, do you know?
Xeremey Flurez 11:12 PM: Sorry.
Xeremey Flurez 11:17 PM: I don’t know, the prefects are handling it.
Morgelo Flurez 11:19 PM: Does my little sis have a date yet?
Xeremey Flurez 11:21 PM: Miska asked me.
Morgelo Flurez 11:22 PM: That hellhound you dated? Wasn’t he in the middle of the shit at Thanksgiving?
Morgelo Flurez 11:22  PM: I don’t like him. What’d you say?
Xeremey Flurez 11:25 PM: He’s really nice. But I told him no, it’d be too awkward.
Morgelo Flurez 11:26 PM: He’s a dick. I’m glad you turned him down.
Morgelo Flurez 11:26 PM: You should go with me 🙂
Xeremey Flurez 11:30 PM: I didn’t think you’d want to go to an Academy dance
Morgelo Flurez 11:31 PM: Of course I want to. Can’t let you go alone. What do you say?
Xeremey Flurez 11:35 PM: I’m not sure I even want to go. Dances are tacky.
Morgelo Flurez 11:37 PM: Gonna leave me hanging again? You’re not being very nice to me, Mey
Xeremey Flurez 11:40 PM: I’m sorry, I’m just really tired. I should go to bed.
Morgelo Flurez 11:42 PM: Hang on, I’m not done- I had another question to ask.
Morgelo Flurez 11:47 PM: Mey? C’mon, answer back, I want to talk to you still.
Morgelo Flurez 11:57 PM: Why are you ignoring me? Did I upset you? I didn’t mean to, I swear.
Morgelo Flurez 12:05 AM: Mey
Morgelo Flurez 12:06 AM: Mey
Morgelo Flurez 12:07 AM: Meyyyyyyyyyyyy
Xeremey Flurez 12:08 AM: What’s your question
Morgelo Flurez 12:10 AM: Oh, hey! So, what do you want for Christmas?
Xeremey Flurez 12:12 AM: Currently a nice long nap and passing grades
Morgelo Flurez 12:13 AM: I can’t help you with the grades, and you can sleep when you’ve answered! Name something else that you’ve been wanting for a long time- that I can get you.
Xeremey Flurez 12:17 AM: idk, a necklace or some candgles.
Morgelo Flurez 12:19 AM: A rabbit-shaped candle. So you can burn it.
Xeremey Flurez 12:21 AM: sounds good
Morgelo Flurez 12:22 AM: Okay, I’ll let you go now. Night, Mey. I love you.

 

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Bells & Whistles

Sat. 12/14/2250 – By Rebecca Green

Aelita purposefully turned away as she felt Amelia’s suspicious eyes boiling into her. It wasn’t just her; she could hear a handful of others talking quietly about her as they gathered their instruments and rosined their bows. It wasn’t something she was used to, being the subject of gossip rather than the origin, but at least in Amelia’s case it was born of true concern. Others were just enjoying watching the queen fall.

“Excited?” One boy asked another, carrying a dark oboe in his hands with an upbeat tone of his own as he played with the reed of his instrument between his fingers.

Aelita gave him a thin smile, “Of course!” She insisted to herself more than him, “The Orchestra has been working hard this year and I’ve practiced tons on my part.” That much was more than true. Aelita had skipped more than a handful of classes in the past week or so in lieu of practicing for her part. Not the best decision with finals coming up, but her music mattered more to her than anything. Much to the chagrin of her grandmother, who texted her near daily for updates. Mom hadn’t spoken to her since…

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Family Matters

Fri, 12/13/2250

The late afternoon sky was just beginning to darken when Morgelo stepped from the University building. Leaning against the wall, he pulled a pack of cigarettes from his back pocket; half remained, with a lighter tucked into the carton. Taking one of the sticks and the lighter, the man lit the cigarette and then put the lighter and pack back into his pocket. For a moment he stayed there, watching the people moving around the lawn; a few of the younger students were busy making a snowman, complete with a scarf, hat, and carrot nose.

He was relaxing, having spent nearly the entire day studying for the upcoming finals. Being out of his room and breathing fresh air, along with the cigarette, was almost immediately a balm to his stress. He was feeling hungry, and his thoughts turned to his sister, and what she’d be doing right then- not studying, if he knew her. She always put that off until the last possible moment and then begged for his help. And for his part, he couldn’t ever say no.

Maybe she’d like dinner. Taking a last drag at the cigarette, Melo rubbed it out against the brick wall of the building, making sure the last ember was out before tossing it into a trash can and heading across the lawn to the Owls’ House. A few of the kids waved at him, those he had come to know since arriving. Waving back, he called a greeting to them but didn’t stop on his way to Mey’s room. He knocked on the door and waited for her to call him in or open up.

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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.

Text: Miska to Mey

Thurs. 12/12/2250

Miska Erdos 7:48 PM: How ya doing, Mey?
Xeremey Flurez 8:10 PM: I’m good. What’s up?
Miska Erdos 8:14 PM: Oh cool, you’re not dating anyone right now, right?
Xeremey Flurez 8:25 PM: No, not right now.
Miska Erdos 8:27 PM: K, I’m not either, and I figure since neither of us is seeing anyone, we should totally go to the masquerade as friends or whatever
Miska Erdos 8:28 PM: You know what I mean, just cause it seems like a fun theme this year and I’d rather not go stag
Xeremey Flurez 8:35 PM: That sounds like fun. I’m not sure it’d be a great idea tho.
Miska Erdos 8:37 PM: Why not?
Xeremey Flruez 8:43 PM: It just sounds like it would be awkward. We broke up, after all. Aren’t you upset with me?
Miska Erdos 8:46 PM: I mean, I guess I was a litte upst that we broke it off when it happened, but it’s not like you had a contract that you had to stay with me.
Xeremey Flurez 8:50 PM: Yeah, I’m sorry it happened so suddenly. But I’m not sure we should go together.
Miska Erdos 8:55 PM: Okay, like I said, I figured I’d ask
Xeremey Flurez 9:01 PM: I’m really sorry 😦 I hope you find someone to go with.
Miska Erdos 9:05 PM: Nah babe, don’t worry about it, I’ll ask around or just man it up and go by myself 😉
Xeremey Flurez 9:10 PM: Okay, have fun!
Miska Erdos 9:12 PM: Thanks, you too, have a good winter break

Study Blues

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

She wasn’t a particularly dumb teenager and bad grades certainly weren’t something she was plagued with. After all, they had worked hard to afford to attend the academy at all, they couldn’t waste it on bad grades. However, Xeremey also was not a genius. Formulas didn’t come easy to her and neither did much of anything else. No, she wasn’t failing, but she was struggling. C’s and B’s colored her report card, with two A’s in Master Symphony and Defense.

Then, there was that F, in Trigonometry, that wretched class.

While she wasn’t particularly worried about getting straight A’s – she wanted to get by and make decent grades – having an F just wasn’t going to do. With midterms coming up soon, if she made some headway on her homework and got a decent grade on the exam… She could make a D, maybe even a low C if she pushed and maybe got some extra credit.

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Text: mySpell Part 2

Thur. 11/28/2250

Nikaia Smith 7:47 PM: [Image of desks against door on stairs] Ima fucking die down here fuCKING SHIT. LOOK AT THIS FUCKING BARRICADE HERE.
Allison Ash Replies At 7:48 PM: Guys it’s going to fall dwn on us when they get thrugh
Cleo Sommerfield Replies at 7:50 PM: Fucking shit balls, the one weekend we go home too
Koda Mordvinov Replies at 9:57 PM: I told you it was a fucking bad idea @Miska Erdos
Ramadin Hallebjorn 7:51 PM: [Image of Barkeep pinning Ian] And here we see an idiot in his natural habitat, trying to run home in the middle of a fuckin blizzard to fight werewolves.
Liv Hallebjorn Replies at 7:54 PM: What do you mean, fight werewolves?
Liv Hallebjorn Replies at 7:58 PM: WAIT THERE’S WEREWOLVES ON THE LOOSE??????
Ramadin Hallebjorn Replies at 8:01 PM: Apparently, William is all alone against them. Ninja boy get ‘em.
Will Murdoch 7:52 PM: Guys I’m trapped in the A/C vent system in the uni dorms with a werewolf, send reinforcements
Ramadin Hallebjorn Replies at 7:55 PM: Tough luck buddy. Just keep pressing x.
Will Murdoch Replies at 7:57 PM: [Image of inside of a vent shaft] I’m serious, he’s trying to get in, fuck your video game references
Nikaia Smith 7:55 PM: [Video of doors being rammed into] LUV U MOM.
Guinevere Rede 7:59 PM: [Image of Greenhouse barricade] We booked it to the greenhouse. Fuck werewolves man. Who the fuck are the wereolves anyway? Vander’s gotta be one of them.
Xeremy Flurez Replies at 8:03 PM: i bet it’s vann.
Svene Beaumont Replies at 8:07 PM: no way, it’s definitely Murdoch himself.
Monica Ikuto Replies at 8:09: I bet it’s Blackhall
Lunette Vander Replies at 8:13: He’s a demon, not a werewolf, and he’s *there*
Aino Snow Replies At 8:15: HE COULD BE A DEMON NAD A WEREWOLF
Lunette Vander Replies at 8:17: He. Is there.
Aino Snow Replies at 8:18: THERES TWO OF HIM>
Dora Santos 8:10 PM: BLACKHALL JUST POOFED IN IM UNDER A DESK THE CALVARY HAS ARRIVED
Nikaia Smith 8:11 PM: HAHA FUCK THIS IS GREAT. IMA UPLOAD THIS LATER FUCK YEAH WEREWOLFE FIGHT
Nikaia Smith Replies at 8:12 PM: HE FUCKING LEFT US.
Nikaia Smith Replies at 8:12 PM: False alarm hes back with Muya, bATTLE IS ON BITCH
Malena Rivera Replies at 8:13 PM: Nikaia I swear to god I am going to tell your mother you’ve got a death wish will you please get out of the middle of the room
Nikaia Smith Replies at 8:14 PM: BUT THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AW FUCK THESE THINGS ARE BIG IM SO HAPPY. ALL THE OTHERS ARE HIDING WHAT PUSSYS
Eugene Cupid Replies at 8:17 PM: Wow glad I’m not on campus.
Will Murdoch 8:21 PM: Ha, done, took care of it. Manning the Uni dorm fort since there is literally no one else here.
Tamarin Hallebjorn Replies at 8:23 PM: holy crap, did you kill him?
Will Murdoch Replies at 8:25 PM: No, locked in a bathroom with a barricade
Ramadin Hallbjorn Replies at 8:26 PM: Aw yeah level up buddy
Aelita Rede 8:30 PM: WHAT THE FUCK GUYS THIS KID TOOK MY PHONE HLY FUCK. WHY WERE YOU TAKING VIDE AND PICTURES YU CULD HAVE DIED.
Miska Erdos Replies at 8:35 PM: But we didn’t