Chase and Layla
Layla's just giving Chase a typical tour of Camp..
Chase: He looks around. So.. where are supposed to show me to now?
Layla: Well, obviously, you've seen the cabin... how about we start from the beginning? The camp entrance?
Chase: Okay He nod Lead the way?
Layla: Yup yup!
They walk to the entrance in silence. Upon reaching it, Layla gestures to Camp with her arm.
Layla: This... she grins... is Camp Half-Blood.
Chase: He look at it with raised eyebrows Nice...
Layla: She points to the Big House. Over there is the Big House, where you can find our camp director along with some mortals.
Chase: I thought humans weren't allowed at camp. He tilts his head at her.
Layla Most humans aren't. However, there are some special cases wherein the camp lets humans stay here. Our Oracles are humans, if I remember correctly.
Chase: Okay.. not exactly understanding everything yet, but okay. He nods slowly.
Layla: She sighs. Sorry if it's a bit confusing. the life of a demigod is always like that... Anyways... She points to a set of cabins near the Big House. Over there are the cabins. There are quite a few of them so be careful not to be confused on which cabin is yours.
Chase: Okay, so what does our cabin look like?
Layla: Our cabin looks like those regular summer camp cabins. Fair warning, our cabin's almost always messy.
Chase: I'm guessing our cabin has the most members? The way you're making it sound..
Layla: she laughs. I guess it all depends on what you mean by "members". If you mean the demigod children of Hermes, then no, we don't have the most members. That title goes to the Apollo cabin. Unclaimed demigods also stay at our cabin since dad's the patron of travelers so, if you think about it, yes, we have the most members.
Chase: Ohh. Nods Okay, cool.
Layla: Okay, next to the cabins, a little ways away. See that dome shaped thing there? Yeah, that's the arena; where you can train, battle others or simply watch people train.
Chase: He looks at the arena. Why am I not surprised that we can beat each other up here?
Layla: She shrugs. Well, we need it to survive but some people make it into bullying grounds. She looks at the arena in disgust. I prefer training in some other place.
Chase: He looks at her. Like..?
Layla: She crosses her arms and looks at the sky with an expression similar to :/ emoticon. Hmm.. well for one, there's the beach. She points to the beach then moves her arm so that it's pointing to the forest. Or, I train there with a few friends of mine.
Chase: Cool. Say, you mind showing me a few of moves in fighting?
Layla: Surey! A warning though. I may have been here for nearly a year now but I kinda suck at fighting....
Chase: Shrugs Hey, how much do you think I've fought?
Layla: She looks at him up and down. I'd say... 3 times at most. Newbies usually only fight monsters once before coming here. So, minimum number of fights would be one and the maximum for you would be 3.
Chase: I've fought once.. sort of.
Layla: She looks confused. Sort of?
Chase: He blinks Nevermind.
Layla: Uhh.. okay..?
Chase: He shifts his feet awkwardly.. Let's just.. do the training or something like that?
Layla: She smiles patiently. As soon as I give you the customary tour. We'll head off to the arena afterwards.. unless, you wanna train somewhere else...
Chase: Um, I guess the arena's good afterwards, now, back to the customary tour? He half smiles.
Layla: She smiles back. Okay. So we have the forges over there. She points to it then moves her arm again and points to a pavilion near the cabins. That one over there is the dining pavilion. Demigods eat together during dinner and breakfast and lunch if possible. We have to sit according to our godly parent when in the Dining Pavilion.
Chase: Okay, which one's our table then?
Layla: Ummm.... She makes a face similar to the .-. emoticon. It's kinda hard to describe... it's, uhh, long and... made of wood?
Chase: He chuckles Of course.
Layla: She sighs. I'm not giving you much helpful information am I?
Chase: Oh, no. You're doing great, serious. Thanks by the way. He smiles at her, resisting the urge to ruffle her hair again >.<
Layla: She smiles at him. Seriously? She starts grinning. Well, that's good to hear. I just hope I don't give you the wrong directions.
Chase: He laughs Nah, I guess it'll kinda be fun if you do.
Layla: Ah well, even if you do get lost, you can always ask for directions.
Chase: Nods. Right..
Layla: Moving on. So, I've pointed out the Big House, the Cabins, the Dining Pavilion. the Forest, The Arena... the uhh, the Beach... She looks at camp, trying to see what else she hasn't pointed out. Oh yeah! There are the stables. She points in the general direction of the stables. We have pegasi there. You can go borrow one for a moment and know what it's like to fly.
Chase: Ahhh... sure, I think.. He takes a glance at the stables for a few seconds, biting his lower lip.
Layla: She notices his hesitance. Is there something wrong?
Chase: Huh? Oh no. Nothing. It's cool. Moving on..?
Layla: She nods, still not convinced that everything's fine. Alright. She points to the middle of the cabins where there seems to be a bonfire. That right there is the campfire. At night, campers sit there and have sing-alongs which are lead by the Apollo cabin. You can roast marshmallows or anything of the sort.
Layla: she looks at camp again. Where else.... Oh! The Lake. She points to the lake. You can go canoeing there but no swimming. The nymphs of the water don't like it when people swim in the Lake.
Chase: What happens if you do swim in the lake?
Layla: The nymphs throw you out then prank you shamelessly.
Chase: He stays silent... Okay..
Layla: She pokes him in the arm and creates a :/ face. Are you anti-social, bro? You've been giving me single word responses...
Chase: I... Well, Nooo, I'm just.. Awkward, I guess.
Layla: She pouts. Why are you awkward, then?
Chase: No idea, it's just in the genes.. sorta
Layla: She looks unconvinced. Mhm...
Chase: He glances at her again.. So, where next?
Layla: Right... She points to the Big house again. I forgot to mention that you can find the infirmary in the Big House. So if you ever need medical attention and you can't find any Apollo kids, go there.
Chase: Oh, cool. Hey, what's that big building over there? He points at the direction of a building which sort of looks like a temple.
Layla: She squints at the building. I think that's.... Hera's cabin?
Chase: Oh... it's huge. What's inside?
Layla: She scrunches her eyebrows in thought. I think all that's there is a statue. A big statue of Hera.
Chase: He imagines a giant statue of a very grumpy goddess and shudders. So, nobody ever goes inside? What happens if you do?
Layla: She shrugs. I don't really know what happens. I don't think anyone's tried to enter that place... I could be wrong of course.
Chase: He suddenly grins cheekily. Wanna... try entering it?
Layla: She smirks at him. That, my dear brother, is a wonderful suggestion... however, are you ready for any and all consequences?
Chase: He grins wider Why wouldn't I?
Layla: She smiles rather cheekily. Oh I don't know... cus you might get crushed by Hera's creepy statue? she makes a :3 expression.
Chase: Laughs Oh really?
Layla: Well, it's either that or you get vaporized...
Chase: Shrugs Worth the risk..
Layla: She grins. One of these days maybe. I like keeping myself whole and intact... preferably nowhere near incinerated.
Zach and -character- Maia
It was a perfect Sunday afternoon. A light, cool breeze passed through the rocky edges of the cliff. The sun was descending into the vast ocean, casting red, orange, and pink hues into the heavens and causing the waters to shimmer like glitter. On top of a cliff, two people were destined to meet... only, they knew not how Fate would make it happen.
Zach: Without knowing why, he had began walking towards the cliffs, as though pulled there by some unknown force. He climbed and climbed until he was on top of one which overlooked the ocean and part of the forest.
Maia: She was already near, throwing a rock into the ocean. She was alone, not even her violin was there. She forgot to bring it. And with all her rocks already somewhere on the ocean floor, she really had nothing else to do. Except sing. So she sang the song, "And so it goes."
Zach: Without realizing it, he had sat down crossed legged close to the edge of the cliff, simply watching the waters below sparkle and shine. Light splashing sounds made their way to his ears, soon followed by a melodic voice. His head slowly turns in the direction, his eyes closing as it did so. He knew that voice. How could he not? It was so sweet and gentle....
Maia: So she sings. As with the violin, Maia goes completely unaware of her surroundings, simply letting herself go into her own world of music. ... a sanctuary safe and strong, to heal the wounds, from lovers' past, until a new one comes along...
Zach: Despite the crashing of the waves against the shore, he could hear the daughter of Apollo as clearly as though she were standing but a few meters in front of him. The song seemed, to him, familiar; as though it were one which he had heard many years ago. Failing to control himself, his eyes open and he sees the familiar figure of Maia Ashman. As he sees her, a smile graces his lips.
Maia: I've spoke to you, in cautious tones. You answered me with no pretense. But still I feel... I said too much, my silence is my self-defense. She hums along as she looks at the sunset, and the wind suddenly blew, through Maia's hair.
Zach: He was enjoying the sound of voice but, when the wind suddenly blew into the daughter of Apollo's hair, he couldn't help but laugh out loud.
Maia: Her face goes >.< when the wind blows, and she has to pat it down to make it not look like she wrestled a crocodile all over again. Gee.
Zach: Deciding that it was no longer nice to spy, he called out to her. "Seems like you're having a bad hair day."
Maia: She recgonizes the voice, only one certain boy had that voice. It caused her heart to skip many beats. It wasn't like this the whole day, Flower Boy. She smiles a little, turning towards him. And to stop her hair from looking like a rat's nest, she ties it up into a messy bun.
Zach: He grins and lightly nods his head into the other direction, gesturing to Maia to come up to where he is. "Mind accompanying me up here for a while?"
Maia: She grins back and nods, walking over and sitting next to him. Hey.
Zach: He jokingly gives her a two-fingered salute. "Hey there."
Maia: What brings you up here? She tucks a few strands of her hair behind her ear.
Zach: He shrugs nonchalantly. "I don't really know to be honest...."
Maia: Maybe you just wanted some time of peace. I mean, everyone has that moment in time where they would want it. She stares at the sunset.
Zach: He shrugs and watches the sunset as well. "Perhaps..." Without meaning to, his eyes slide over to Maia. In silence, he watches as the setting sun creates a halo-effect on her hair, giving her a somewhat surrealistic effect.
Maia: She looks back at him, blushing madly when she sees him looking at her. Uh, is there something on my face. She touches her forehead consciously.
Zach: He chuckles and shakes his head before turning his whole attention to the sunset, glad that its red hues hid the blush on his face. "Don't worry, there's nothing on your face. It's... perfectly fine..."
Maia: Ha ha. Riiight. She pats her forehead one more time before thinking, whatever and just puts her hand down. She sits in a crossed legged position and faces him, a blush slightly visible.
Zach: He notices that she faced him and he looked over at her questioningly. Instead of asking anything though, he decided some light talkibng would ease the thick tension between them. "So... it's almost been a year since you got here."
Maia She blinks, suddenly it was dawning upon her. Oh yeah. She laughs. Time sure does fly by...
Zach: He nervously twiddles his fingers as he says his next lines. It came unto him out of impulse but it felt right to say it. "So... do you, uh, maybe want to have dinner together? To commemorate your one year here at Camp?"
Maia: It must've been butterflies that were in her stomach. Sure! I mean, why not? She smiles wide.
Zach: His eyes widen in a little excitement and hope. "I'll pick you up on Saturday then? I mean, if Satuday's fine with you."
Maia: Saturday sounds awesome. She gets up and just watches the sun. And she lends him a hand if he wanted to get up too.
Zach: He gratefully takes her hand and stands up, dusting off the dirt from his camp shorts. He could feel his heart beating wildly at the thought of taking the daughter of apollo out to dinner. He smiles again at her. "Saturday then."
Maia: She smiles back happily, her own her fast in beats too. She glances at the sun, it was almost out of view. She looked back at Zach and just stares.
Zach: As though something come over him, he swiftly bent down a gave her a peck on the cheek. Even as he did this though, he felt incomplete... almost disappointed in himself.
Maia: Her eyes widen, her heart beats fast. Then she just smiles, shyly putting a hand on his cheek and drawing him close, until their lips touch.
Zach: His eyes widen minutely before slightly leaning more into the kiss, deepening it. With his right hand, he holds Maia's free hand and, with his other hand, he manages to bring her closer to him.
Maia: She grips his hand, and after for what seems forever, she lets go gently, resting her forehead on his, smiling happier.
Zach: He's shamelessly grinning at her. He notices that he's still holding her other hand but he doesn't let go yet. He leans back to give her some space but he clears his throat nonetheless. "So, yeah. Saturday." His grin becomes even wider. "No need to go dress all fancy, alright?"
Maia: She laughs You know I wouldn't.
Zach: He nods in an embarrassed manner. "Haha, yeah... but you never know..." He smiles again at her.
Maia: Ah, so.. She glances at their hands still together, blushing loads.
Zach: He looks down at their entwined hands, his eyes widening again before he reluctantly let go.
Maia: But when he lets go, her hand feels empty :c She turns to the sea.
Zach: He stares at the ground before lightly nudging Maia with his elbow to get her attention. However, he doesn't look at her yet. "Do you think... if, hypothetically speaking, we became... more than friends... do you think your half-siblings would approve of me."
Maia: I know the head counselor would approve. She chuckles. It's Kylie.
Zach: He chuckles along, thinking fondly of his friend. "If I'm not mistaken, that girl's been trying to spy on us for some reason."
Maia: She laughs Crissy too.
Zach: He smiles a half-smile at her. "Do you think we should tell them about..." He gestures to the two of them.
Maia: You know, if we do, Kylie would scream so loudly I'll be a violin-playing Beethoven. She cringes, imagining it.
Zach: He laughs out loud this time, knowing it's possible. "I wouldn't put it past her to do that. When that happens, I'll be sure to bring in a lot of nectar.
Maia: She grins I love you, so much. She immediately realized what she said and looks away, folding her arms to her chest, blushing all over again.
Zach: At her words, his face turns a bit reddish before he looks away, scratching the back of his neck in embarrassment and... happiness while he did so.
Maia: Well... She finally glances at him after the long moment.
Zach: He purses his lips before suddenly blurting out. "I like you.... a lot." As he said this, he kept his eyes on the ground, but his face was turning very red.
Maia: You already know how I feel. She walks closer to him, fidgeting with her hands.
Zach: Thorugh his peripheral vision, he can see her walk closer to him. He feels nervous again all of a sudden and when he spoke, his voice was soft. "I know I'm not as powerful as other guys nor as talented as others... but... w-will you give me a chance to become that person who would stick with you through thick and thin? I.... I want to be that person who protects you from others even when you can very well protect yourself..."
Maia: Deciding to be brave once again, she wraps her arms around him, giving him a hug. Yes, a really big yes.
Zach: Hearing her answer, a grin appears on hias face and he gently hugs her back, burying his head in her hair while doing so. "I'm very... very happy that you said that."
Maia: And I'm very, very happy that you asked. She lets go, but keeping her arms around him still, smiling like there was no tomorrow.
Zach: He again smile at her. "So, Saturday?"
Maia: She nods, grinning. Saturday.
Zach: He suddenly seems to notice how dark it suddenly was. "Oh, uh, I think we should go now..."
Maia: She mumbles. Oh, look, the moon's coming up. She nods over to the quarter moon rising into the sky. Hey, Aunt Artemis.
Zach: He scrunches up his face at the word "aunt". "Technically speaking.... isn't Lady Artemis my cousin or something? And... if she's my cousin then that makes Lord Apollo my cousin too....then that means..." As he speaks, his expression turns from .-. to -_- to O.O to @-@ and many more.
Maia: Her expressions goes poker face. Trust you to break into awkward details. She sighs and laughs.
Zach: He laughs nervously and in embarrassment. "Hehe... s-sorry about." He makes a ._." face.
Maia: It's alright, I.. guess. >.< How about we just don't think it that way? Besides, the godly side doesn't really count.
Zach: He nods in agreement. "True, true.... but still, when you think about, it's slightly disturbing..."
Maia: She looks at him. Zach?
Zach: He turns his head to her, tilting it ever so slightly in curiosity. "Hm?"
Maia: Nudging him in the ribs lightly, she says Do keep your mouth shut. She flashes him a jokingly smile.
Zach: He turns red at her joke before just laughing it off.
Maia: She glances at the moon, which was now up in the sky. Yeah.. I should go.. tend to that cute puppy Danielle found in the Dark Cave. So, I should be on my way to the Infirmary. See you tomorrow?
Zach: Another grin forms on his face as he nods enthusiastically. "Tomorrow.... Do you want me to, you know, walk you to the infirmary?"
Maia: She smiles Sure.
Zach: In a gestures of gentlemanliness, he held out his arm to her. "Shall we go then, m'lady?"
Maia: She takes his arm. We shall, good sir.
Zach leads Maia to the Infirmary, helping her get down the cliiffs and generally being a nice guy. They soon reach the Infirmary.
Zach: "Well, he we are." As he says this, he seems look rather... sad.
Maia: She gives a small smile at him. Thanks. She gently takes her arm out from his. I hope Kylie isn't here... yet.
Zach: He chuckles. "I don't think so. Last I heard, some kid was forcing her to go on a scavenger hunt or something."
Maia: She snickers and clasps her hands together. Yippee, I won't get teased tonight.
Zach: He chuckles a bit. "Well, hopefully, news won't travel as fast as it did for Kylie."
Maia: Upon hearing that she laughs nervously Eh.. I'm sure it won't.
Zach: He coughs a bit awkwardly. "I guess I'll see you tomorrow?"
Maia: Tomorrow. She smiles. Thanks again, Zach.
Zach: He smiles back. "No problem." He turns to leave before looking back at maia on last time. "Take care of yourself, alright?"
Maia: She chuckles. Well, Lord Ares took me and made me fight to death almost during that Cries of War ceremony, of course I'll be fine. She waves at him.
Zach: He waves back. "Can't be too careful now." He smiles agan before leaving, heading towards his cabin.
Maia: She watches him go, then turns around, jumping up and now, quietly fangirling, all happy and quite lovesick as she walks into the infirmary.
In the Infirmary....
In the Infirmary, the lights are all lit up. The patients are either sleeping soundly or doing other things. As Maia walks in, she's jumping around and looking really happy.
Maia: She walks over to the place where a small puppy was being taken care of, the puppy was hurt, weak and injured before when her friend Dani found it. Now it looked much healthier and happy. It yapped when Maia came over and patted it's head tenderly. Hey buddy. She smiles.
A soft and gentle voice suddenly spoke up.
Kylie: With a smile on her face, she said, "You know, you always were good with animals. Have you ever considered becoming a vet?"
Maia: Oh. She turns around, now holding the puppy in her arms as she smiled shyly and Kylie. Well, I'm not sure. She chuckles. Though it is sorta tempting.
Kylie: She leans on the wall beside the bed. "Maybe you should try for it." She moves past Maia to fix the bed a bit. Without looking at the older girl, she said, "So.... it seems that helpless romantic of a friend of mine finally had the guts to ask you out, huh?"
Maia: Her expression is pretty similar to ._. Uh.. She stammers and blushes madly before finally able to say. ... How did you know?
Kylie: She chuckles in amusement before straightening up. "You chose the wrong place to spend the afternoon at. Don't you know how many people, half-bloods and nymphs alike, can see you?" She chuckles again befopre winking at her sister.
Maia: Blushing madly, she buries her face in the puppy's fur before setting him down again. Ah... Well...
Kylie: She chuckles lightly, clapping Maia on the shoulder on her way to one of the wards. "It's no big deal. People were kind of expecting it." She says this with another wink.
Maia: Her face is now brighter than a tomato, and she doesn't say anything until. Okay, so yeah. Wow it's fast how gossip spreads here.
Kylie: She finally bursts out laughing, cluthiching her sides as her laughter went on. "Alright, I'm kidding. I could practical feel the "lovey-dovey" aura coming off of you when you came in."
Maia: She glares at her playfully. Funny. But fine, I was spending time with Zach, but the cliffs don't happen to be that of a crowded place. She smiles slightly, remembering the whole afternoon earlier.
Kylie: She notices the smile, albeit well hidden as it is. She turns her back to Maia, occupyiing herself with a new stack of ambrosia which just came in. "I hope you two work out well..."
Maia: She turns to Kylie with a surprised look. Oh? He he. She smiles wider. I think Lady Tyche made it your lucky day.
Kylie: She looks back at Maia, a soft sadness in her eyes despite the smile on her face. "How so?"
Maia: Um, well.. He, asked me out on a date this coming Saturday. She jumps unto the bed next to her, and it makes two of the other puppies in the room jump on the bed as well, licking her face as she giggles and gently pushes them away.
Kylie: Curiously and in confusion, she tilts her head to the side. "I'm happy for you but... how does that make it my lucky day?"
Maia: Oh wait. She pauses. That wasn't the what I wanted to say. She face palms I'm not sure what she did, but she could've made it your lucky day.
Kylie: She chuckles again and continues fixing the stack of ambrosia. "As of yet, nothing "lucky" has happened to me."
Maia: Holding one of the puppies and setting it on her lap, she sits up, and looks at her surprised. How come?
Kylie: Not having any answer, she just shrugs her shoulders.
Maia: She studies Kylie's face for a moment. Is there... something wrong, Kyls?
Kylie: At the mention of some sort of problem, her hands stop organizing the stacks and shen lets out a long, soft sigh. "I... I really don't know anymore."
Maia: She frowns and sets the puppy from her lap down, and it walked over and paws at Kylie's feet. What happened? She gets up.
Kylie: She just chuckles sadly while shaking her head. "Love happened."
Maia: Oh... Is it that love triangle that you've told me about before?
Kylie: She simply sighs again. "Pretty much. I just wish.... wish everything would become simpler."
Maia: Hey. She grabs Kylie by the shoulders and faces her. Life, comes with all sorts of these problems. So, sadly it can't be always simpler than wished. She sighs. But you've faced many of these challenges Kylie, your, strong, and I'm gonna bet this one will be over soon enough.
Kylie: In that instant, she felt like crying but instead, kept it all in and opted instead to tightly hug her half-sister. She buried her head on Maia's shoulder, seeking comfort in the older girl's warmth. A light sob escaped her lips.
Maia: She hugs her sister back as tight, rubbing her shoulder in assurance and sighing a little.
Kylie: After a few minutes, she calms down and lets go of Maia, rubbing her eyes lightly as she did so. A small embarrassed smile is on her face. "S-sorry about that. Didn't mean to... uh... break down..."
Maia: She smiles. Everyone has a break down at some point.
Kylie: She chuckles sadly, almost in exasperation. "But still... it's embarassing...."
Maia: Her expression goes >.< Kyls, that's not half as embarrassing as.... You know, never mind.
Kylie: She chuckles again, this time, a bit more happily. "Anyway, enough about me. Tell me about... well..." She lets the sentence hang, hoping Maia would get the hint.
Maia: She blinks a couple of times before a deep red blush creeps up her face. Well, we were at the cliffs yeah, we were talking for a few minutes..
Kylie: She nods in approval but remains silent, motioning for Maia to continue.
Maia: Then we kept talking until... He.... Kissed me, though it was just on the cheek. But then I kissed him. She practically bounces up and down of extreme happiness. And then we admitted we liked each other, and he asked me out on a date. She beams
Kylie: The more Maia seemed to smile, the more brighter her mood got as well and she could practically feel herself squealing in delight. "Omg, it's about time you two admitted you liked each other!" She let out a huge grin before clapping Maia on the shoulder with a :') expression on her face. "I am so proud of you guys."
Maia: She giggles. Our date's on this Saturday so... Nothing fancy, but I don't wanna look unflattering in front of him.
Kylie: She puts on her "thinking" face. "Knowing Zach, he'd just go with a plain shirt and a pair of jeans or something. I mean, sure, he wants to make a good first impression... but I swear, that boy grew up isolated from women." She shakes her head sadly, as though in disappointment. "A simple blouse and dark jeans would work out well for you."
Maia: Wow. She chuckles. No wonder.. he's like an awkward little penguin. Though a very cute, little penguin. She blushes.
Kylie: She pretends to gag but flashes a V sign. "Sorry, couldn't resist." She says this with a sweet innocent face.
Maia: She rolls her eyes playfully but laughs. She picks up one of the puppies and puts it in a sleeping basket.
Kylie: She watches Maia curiously before switching her gaze to the puppy. "What exactly would you two be doing on Saturday?"
Maia: She tilts her head while playing with the puppy, rubbing it's belly and it biting her own fingers. Ow. She chuckles and takes her hand away. Well.. we're going for dinner, and if he has any other plans I'm not aware of then I'll just go with it. She pokes the puppy in the nose and giggles happily.
Kylie: She nods absentmindedly. "Dinner.... So I guess you won't be joining us on Saturday then." She hums a bit to herself. "Dinner where?"
Maia: She shrugs. We haven't decided yet. No where fancy though. And wait... did I here you say, "you won't be joining us", and us as in, who?
Kylie: She tilts her head in childish innocence. "The Cabin of course."
Maia: She walks towards Kylie and pokes her ribs playfully.
Kylie: She giggles, having always been a ticklish person. "No really. It's going to be different without our violin-playing sissy at the table. It's going to be awkward when we all realize you're out on a date." At the word "date" she winks playfully at Maia again.
Maia: She blushes red, and continues poking Kylie at her ribs and tummy playfully, laughing slightly. Touching to know you'd all miss me.
Kylie: She sighs in a dreamy way. "Gosh, I feel like a proud sister, watching her sissy go on a date." She fakes wiping away a tear.
Maia: She pokes her in the ribs one more time before blushing. Aw Kyls. She laughs.
Kylie: She squirms a bit when Maia poked her and moved away ever so slightly.
Maia: She giggles. My gods Kyls, you're so ticklish.
Kylie: She pouts. "Am not..."
Maia: She chuckles before turning to the puppies.
Kylie: She looks at the puppies as well, smiling before a thought suddenly crosses her mind. "You know, with all the pups here, I'm beginning to wonder how it is that I don't hear any howling or barking at night."
Maia: She crouches down to pet one of the puppies. I know, it's good though.
Kylie: She just continues smiling before going back to the stack of ambrosia which she had left behind.
Maia: She looks towards the stack of ambrosia. When did that come? She stands up, folding her arms over her chest.
Kylie: Without looking back, she replies. "Just this morning. I found it here when I came in for my shift."
Maia: Oooooh yay. She clasps her hands and beams.
Kylie: She looks at the stacks with a frown. "I'll distribute these.... sometime tomorrow."
Maia: Yea, cause now we're being lazy butts and it's too late. She chuckles and flops onto one of the Infirmary beds yet again.
Kylie: She chuckles and turns her back to the table where the stacks were. Lightly, she rests her hands on the surface of the table, still keeping her back to it though. "You gonna sleep here tonight?"
Maia: Thinking about it. She sits up with her legs crossed over one another.
Kylie: She nods to a cabinet at the corner of the room. "Blankets are in there. Spare sheets are in the cabinet beside it."
Maia: She chuckles, after a few moments she starts to hum a song.
Kylie: She silently listens to the song before her fingers suddenly begin tapping a beat.
Maia: She notices Kylie's tapping fingers and grins, snapping her own to the rhythm.
Kylie: Her head bobs along to the rhythm and soon enough, she's humming along despite not knowing what song she's humming.
Maia: It was a thousand to one and a million to two, time to go down in flames and I'm taking you.. She just sings the song while snapping her fingers.
Kylie: As Maia sings, she seems to recall the lyrics. ".... closer to the edge..."
Maia: She smiles, looking at her half-sister. Bingo. She continues humming the song.
Kylie: She tilts her head again in curiosity. "Since when were you a fan of 30 Seconds to Mars?"
Maia: Not so long ago. She chuckles. They are amazing.. as Imagine Dragons, Lindsey Stirling, Demi Lovato.. I absolutely love, adore Demi Lovato. She jumps up and down giddily.
Kylie: At the mention of Demi Lovato, she couldn't help but let out a small squeal. "I am REALLY really rreeeaalllyyy hoping that Demi Lovato would take a world tour. I want to see her live."
Maia: Oh my gods yes yes yes yes yes. That would be amazing! She bounces more excitedly.
Kylie: She then makes a >.< I face. "I swear, if it weren't weird, I'd have worshipped Demi Lovato by now." She sighs dreamily. "Her voice is so ..." She lets the sentence hang as there are no words to describe it.
Maia: She nodes excitedly, still very jumpy-ish.
Kylie: A thought suddenly comes into her mind. "Say, sis? When are you free?"
Maia: She tilts her head, thinking. Um, apart from my shift here on Sunday... and Saturday, I'm free, why do you ask?
Kylie: She twiddles her thumbs nervously. "Well... I was wondering if... if you'd maybe want to record a song with me?"
Maia: She smiles in delight, and clasps her hands. I'd be honored to Kylie.
Kylie: Her eyes seem to light up and she moves to give Maia a hug. "Yay!"
Maia: She hugs her back. Recording a song with my sister, how great is that?
Kylie: She makes a ^_^ face. "When do you want to record a song? And which song would you want?"
Maia: Tapping her finger to hr chin, she says. I always wanted to try Demi Lovato's Heart Attack. And I'm free all the time and not good with dates so that's up to you.
Kylie: She thinks for a moment, looking out the window. "Well, since it's already dark, how about we try tomorrow after breakfast? I mean, sure, we're master singers but even we need a couple of tries before doing a recording."
Maia: She nods. I know. Can't wait. She smiles.
Kylie: She smiles as well before nodding off to one of the rooms for the staff. "Why don't you go on and fix yourself a bed. I'll just finish up a few papers here and we can call it lights out here in the infirmary."
Maia: She chuckles Yeah. Wait, lemme go carry this little guy to his basket. She picks up the puppy on the floor and puts it in one of the baskets before getting a bed ready. So, just in case somebody wails at night I'll be here.
Kylie: She nods. "Would you like me to stay here? You know, for company other than out numerous patients."
Maia: That would be lovely, unless you want to stay back at the cabin? She glances at her.
Kylie: She shakes her head and walks over to the closet, taking a white blanket from it. "I need a change of... scenery for a while. Besides, I wouldn't leave you to take care of anyone who might come to the Infirmary."
Maia: Aww, that's real sweet of you, Kyls. She sits on the bed she chose.
Kylie: She chooses the bed directly beside the one Maia chose, turning on the lamp on the bedside table before moving to close the light switch on the wall.
Maia: Night-o sis. She lies down onto the pillow and closes her eyes.
Kylie: She smiles. "Good night." Not a moment later, she turned off the switch, leaving only the lamp to produce the only source of artificial light in the room. She walked over to it, sat down on her bed before finally switching off the lamp as well.
Maia: She ends up falling asleep in a few minutes.
Kylie: It didn't take long for her to fall asleep as well.
The night had come at last, enshrouding half of the world in pale silver moonlight. There, in one of the rooms in the infirmary, the two daughters of Apollo slept peacefully, dreaming only of what tomorrow -- or the future -- would bring.
Maia et Kylie
Kylie: She slips out of her room and walks over to Maia's room, taking care to knock before opening the door. she pokes her head inside, a small on her face. "Knock knock?"
Maia: She turns over on her bed, opening her eyes groggily. Uh.. oh, morning. She smiles slightly before closing her eyes again and turning to the other side trying to go back to sleep cause she's still sleepy xD.
Kylie: A smile forms on her face and she shakes her head. she quietly enters the room, closing the door behind her. She walks over to Maia, bending down to make sure that she coud whisper in Maia's ear. "Hey, Maia~ Someone's trying to take away your violin."
Maia: Her eyes shoot open and immediately she gets up and looks around with a glare on her face. Who dares..... She glances at Kylie then at the violin that was thankfully still in it's case. You're good. I'm up.
Kylie: She chuckles before moving backward to give Maia some space. When she caught her sister, she winked. "It works every time for every one."
Maia: Thanks for the tip. She laughs a little as she wriggles down from her bed. I'd know how to wake up Kiana now. Just saying.
Kylie: She laughs a bit. "I saw her a while ago. She was actually miraculously awake."
Maia: She raises her eyebrows. Dang, but woah. She chuckles. Anyways, if you'll excuse me I'm going to go get ready. She skips over to the bathroom.
Kylie: She calls out. "I'll be outside if you need me." She then leaves the room, closing the door. She walks across the door and leans on the wall, whistling a Demi Lovato song.
'About almost 10 minutes later..
Maia: She opens the door, now fresh and ready, with her hair tied into a ponytail. Go time?
Kylie: She pushes off the wall before nodding. "Let's go!"
Maia: So along with Kylie they head off to the recording studio.
~ TIME SKIP TO THE RECORDING STUDIO ~
Kylie: She opens the door and steps inside, turning on all the lights as she did so.
Maia: She stretches her hands and heads over to the microphones.
Kylie: She sits first at the controls, powering up everything before heading over to the closet which held all the guitars. Before she chose one though, she looks back at Maia. "Which song we doing again?"
Maia: I think it was Heart Attack, by Demi Lovato.... She thinks it over again. Yeah, Heart Attack. She switches on the microphone and taps on it randomly for fun >.<.
Kylie: "A cover of the original or a cover of a cover?" She makes a :l face, feeling like what she said was confusing.
Maia: Cover of a cover? She chuckles. I think we're doing a cover of the original. Unless you want to do the latter?
Kylie: She shrugs and chuckles, pulling out a black shiny acoustic guitar. "It's your choice... so cover of the original then?"
Maia: She nods. Nice guitar. She grins.
Kylie: She chuckles. "Thanks! .... It's not mine though," she adds, a ^-^" expression on her face. She walks to the controls and fiddles with it a few times. She then glances at Maia. "Everything here's set. You ready for your first hit cover single?" She winks.
Maia: She laughs slightly. I'll do my best to make it a hit, he.
Kylie: She gestures to the recording booth. "Go get ready then." She chuckles again, feeling somewhat excited.
Maia: She nods and heads over there, her eyes sort of twinkling.
Kylie: She grins, setting the record button to go off in 20 seconds then quickly walks in, not bothering to close the door. "Ready?"
Maia: She nods, grinning back at her.
Kylie: As the 20 seconds finish, she begins strumming and plucking the guitar, creating notes similar to the one from Demi Lovato's Heart Attack.
Maia: When she hears the sound of the guitar strumming, she closes her eye and sings. Putting my defenses up, cause I don't wanna fall in love..
Kylie: With only a slight pause in between, she continues the lyrics. "If I ever did that, I think I'd have a heart attack."
Maia: Never put my love out on the line, never said yes to the right guy, never had trouble getting what I want, but when it comes to you I'm never good enough. She opens her eyes and looks at Kylie.
Kylie: "When I don't care, I can play 'em like a Ken doll; won't wash my hair, and make 'em bounce like a basketball." When she glanced at Maia and caught her sister looking, she smiled and nodded.
Maia: She smiles back. But you, make me wanna act like a girl; paint my nails and wear high heels.
Kylie: Her smile turns into a grin as she gets more into the song. "...yes you make me so nervous that I just can't hold your hand."
Maia: You make me blow..... As she sings the part she fortunately hits the high point of it.
Kylie: She grins even more, if it was even possible. She continues the line immediately to ensure that the song didn't randomly get cut. "... but I cover up, won't let it show..."
Maia: .. So I'm putting my defenses up, cause I don't wanna fall in love..
Kylie: She closes her eyes, preparing herself for the high notes. "... If I ever did that, I think I'd have a heart attack..."
Maia: I think I'd have a heart attack...... She takes a quick breath.
Kylie: She repeats the same line. "I think I'd have a heart attack."
Maia: She enters the second verse. Never break a sweat for the other guys, when you come around I get paralyzed.
Kylie: As Maia sings the regular tune, she sings the higher voice to produce a little blending. "...And every time I try to be myself, it comes out wrong like a cry for help.
Maia: It's just not fair, pain's more trouble than our love is worth. She lifts the mic of the stand.
Kylie: "I gasp for air; it feels so good but you know it hurts." She smiles again before focusing a bit more on the guitar.
Maia: Like you, make me wanna act like a girl, paint my nails and wear perfume. She flips her hair side to side to just add an effect.
Kylie: Her eyes twinkle, showing the laugh which she can't speak out. "...For you make me so nervous that I just can't hold your hand" She closes her eyes again as she sings, not missing a single beat or strum despite her closed eyes.
Maia: You make me blow.... but I cover up don't let it show...
Kylie: "So I'm putting my defenses up, 'cus I don't wanna fall in love..."
Maia: If I ever did that, I think I'd have a heart attack.... She hits the high not with a slight ease, smiling thankfully.
Kylie: She begins to sway with the music now. "I think I'd have a heart attack..."
Maia: I think I'd have a heart attack. Closing her eyes, she's in another world, and she just lets go.
Kylie: She strums a bit more forcefully to signify the song reaching it's climax. "The feelings are lost in my lungs, they're burning I'd rather be numb..."
Maia: And there's no one else to blame. She smiles
Kylie: She echoes the same line. "No one else to blame..."
Maia: So scared I'll take off in a rush, I'm flying too close to the sun.. She raises her hand over her head.
Kylie: She closes her eyes as what could probably be the hardest part of the song came. "And I burst into flames..."
Kylie: She opens her eyes and nods at Maia, echoing the last word of the stanza, "..Flames."
Maia: You make me glow.... but I cover up won't let it show.. She raises her hand out front as if reaching out to the dust distractedly.
Kylie: "So I'm putting my defenses up, cus I don't wanna fall in love."
Maia: If I ever did that, I think I'd have a heart attack, yeaah.. She grins.
Kylie: She strums a bit more, making it slower as the end approached. Her voice too gets softer and softer. "...I think I'd have a heart attack."
Maia: I think I'd have a heart attack. She takes a deep breath and rests both her hands around her microphone as the song ends.
Kylie: Without making a sound, she steps out of the booth and hurries to the controls, pressing the "Stop Recording" button. Afterwards, she grinned at Maia and raised her thumb in a 'good job!' gesture.
Maia: She smiles back, fist pumping in the air. Whooo!
Kylie: She laughs a bit, letting all the stress she's been feeling evaporate with that single laugh. "Let's do it again sometime?"
Maia: Let's. She jumps. That guitar, amazing. She points at Kyl's guitar.
Kylie: She grins and carefully places it back inside the cabinet. "Like I said though, it's not mine.... sadly."
Maia: She pouts. You should get a guitar, you play amazing.
Kylie: She nods. "I'm saving up for a guitar but it's been kinda hard since we usually only get to use drachmas here at Camp."
Maia: Hm, yeah. You can still try though, guitars aren't that expensive.
Kylie: She closes the cabinet firmly, so that none of the instruments would fall before turning to the controls. "I'll save up some money then... afterward, maybe we could go to the Mall and see if they sell guitars there."
Maia: Yaaay. In the meantime... You know, I was thinking we could do a cover of Radioactive. She smiles and jumps around, sighing over the band who sang the song, Imagine Dragons. She starts to sing the part, I'm radioactive, radioactive, yeah.
Kylie: She chuckles at her sister's enthusiasm. "Now or would you rarther we have a bit of lunch first?"
Maia: She stops jumping and turns to the other girl. Lunch, I starve. I only had a chocolate muffin from the pavilion when we walked past, I stole it from Chase. She chuckles.
Kylie: She shakes her head, chuckling all the while. "Stealing from a thief, eh?" She grins, trying to imagine how the son of Hermes' expression was.
Maia: Thought it would be more unexpected, I could have stolen from Zach.... he's too sweet though, adorable. She blushes.
Kylie: She grins slyly at Maia, resisting the urge to chuckle. "So, when's he taking you out on that little... date of yours again?"
Maia: Sa.. turday. She blushes, excited as she looks on forward for the day to arrive.
Kylie: She makes a ^_^ face. "This is your first day, oui?"
Maia: She nods. I'm nervous somehow.. She blushes all over again.
Kylie: She grins and wraps an arm around Maia, slowly leading her out of the Recording Studio. "Don't be nervous. Just be yourself and have a fun time."
Maia: She smiles back slightly. Gee, thanks. She looks back at the studio. Do you want to show the recording to our friends?
Kylie: She grins and nods. "You just read my mind."
Maia, Kylie, Crissy (and Marko the puppy)
Continuing from the above.
Maia: Yaaaaay. She grins back. To who first?
Kylie: She shrugs. "Whoever we encounter first?"
Maia: Kay-o. She chuckles Marko?
Kylie: She nods enthusiastically before feeling confused. "Wait, Marko?"
Maia: She points at a puppy that bounded up to them from a few meters away and smiles.
Kylie: She looks at where Maia pointed and immediately saw Marko. She raises her eyebrows in surprise before smiling. "I guess, Crissy's going to be hearing out song too. Afterall, whereever Marko goes, Crissy goes too."
Maia: She nods, and gestures over to a taller figure walking just a few feet behind the hyper puppy. You got that right.
Kylie: She could? only chuckle in amusement. "I swear, it's like those two are joined at the hip or something."
Maia: She smiles, crouching down and outstretches her arms as the puppy bounds toward them. C'mere boy.
Kylie: While Maia went for Marko, she enthusiastically waves at Crissy.
The young figure of a girl waves back, Crissy smiles at the sight of her two friends.
Crissy: Lo' there.
Kylie: She speaks jokingly with a British accent. "Ello there, Love."
Crissy: She laughs. Good to see you too, Kyls. And Maia.
Maia: She looks up, dazed. She was distracted by the adorable munchkin of a puppy Marko. Uh? Oh, 'loha Crissy. She smiles sheepishly.
Marko wags his tail, happy to be around friends.
Kylie: She grins at the daughter of Aeolus. "So, what brings you here?"
Crissy: Oh, you know. She nods down at Marko. Ecstatic puppy. It could explain everything. She chuckles. And you and Maia?
Maia: She stands up, carrying Marko in her arms like she usually does. In search for beloved companions, one of them standing in front of us right now. She smiles.
Kylie: She nods at what Maia said. "What she said. We're also looking for a victim to tie up in a chair and torture with our music." She fakes looking around before innocently smiling at Crissy. "You wouldn't happen to have seen anyone who qualifies the bill, would you?"
Crissy: Well, it happens that I do. She smirks playfully.
Kylie: She fakes enthusiasm, clasping her hands together. "Really?! Could you tell me where I could find this person?"
Crissy: Her smirk turns wider. Well... she's right in front of you now.
Maia: She chuckles and playfully gasps. How did we not notice that in the first place, Kyls?
Kylie: She shakes her head in mock disappointment. I guess it's time we got our eyes checked, sis. We might be going blind...
Maia: Ain't that sad, hun. She sighs dramatically.
Crissy: She laughs. Well now, are you ladies going to take me to your dungeon? She smirks once again playfully.
Kylie: She pouts at Maia. "Are we really going to take Crissy to our wee little dungeon? I mean, Marko's going to follow her and I don't want to torture the poor guy...."
Maia: Corse' not! She snuggles the puppy in her arms closer. He's too much of a darling.
Kylie: She could only sigh. "I guess we won't be able to torture you then, Crissy." She then proceeds to glomp on the daughter of Aeolus. "Maybe you'd like to listen to our cover song instead? It's definitely not a torture material."
Crissy: She lets out a small shriek upon being glomped and laughs harder. Yes! I'm all ears to listen to that.
Maia: Setting Marko down, she takes her turn by glomping again on Kylie and Crissy. Geronimo!! She laughs.
Crissy: Oh gods. Maia Maia Maia my back ow oh gosh. She laughs more while struggling to hold the two girls up.
Marko jumps around the girls while barking joyfully.
Kylie: She grins despite being squished between two females. Jokingly, she nudges at Maia with her elbow. "Gosh, sis, you legit need to lose some body fats."
Maia: She pouts playfully. Hey, I'm lighter than Crissy.
Crissy: She stumbles and falls over with the two girls still on her back. She yelps hitting the ground. Ow...
Maia: She yells upon falling down. The heck?
Kylie: She groans from the impact of falling, despite Crissy somehow cushioning her fall. "Owie..."
Crissy: My back.... I love you both really really much but please get off. She winces.
Maia: She rolls over, lying on her back on the ground, just really lazy to get up.
Kylie: Unlike Maia, she prefers to get up from the hard-ish ground. She extends a hand to Crissy with an apologetic smile on her face. "Sorry about making you a human cushion, Crissy."
Crissy: She groans and sits up, stretching her back before taking hold of Kylie's hand and stands up. No, worries. She inhales a breath and looks at Maia. Up and at em' lazy.
Maia: She shakes her head like a little kid. It's comfy.
Marko trots over to Maia and starts to lick her face, making her giggle.
Kylie: She rolls her eyes at her half-sister. "If you don't get up, people are going to trample over you, Ms. Living Doormat."
Maia: I'm up. She gets up, propping her hands behind her to stable herself in the sitting position. She uses her left hand to rub Marko's ear. Where.. is Zach?
Crissy: She waggles her eyebrows playfully. Oh la la. Someone's missing someone? She smiles slyly at Maia.
Maia: Heat rises to her cheeks. Uh, no... I mean well.. She looks away, her face red.
Kylie: She grins childishly, still feeling giddy at the thought that two of her closest friends got together. "At this time of the day he should be in the Strawberry Fields. I swear, he loves it there."
Maia: She smiles wider at the talk of Zach. Speaking of Zach.... Oh no. Our date. It's tomorrow. What am I gonna wear will I be able to talk properly what if it went- She puts a hand on her forehead and sighs.
Crissy: She grabs her panicking friend by the shoulders and squeezes. Stop worrying, it'll be alright. Your worrying over the smallest of details really. She laughs before winking at her with a smile. Everything will go smoothly.
Kylie: She nods, agreeing with what Crissy said. "Just relax and be yourself. No need to get stress wrinkles at the early age of 16."
Maia: She glances at Kylie. I was 16 for 7 months, does that still count as early?
Kylie: She rolls her eyes as though the answer should be obvious. "Yes, sissy. I still count 7 months as early."
Maia: Mmkay. She laughs a little.
Marko paws at Crissy's legs, then sits on them.
Crissy: She points at the ball of fluff at her feet. He gets it from you, Maia.
Maia: She smiles sheepishly.
Kylie: She winks at Crissy. "Better not get surprised if Marko starts hanging out near the Strawberry Fields then."
Maia: She looks away, face red.
Crissy: She grins. I definitely have that in mind, Kyls.
Kylie: She chuckles at Maia's expression.
Maia: She looks over at Crissy's direction, all of a sudden with a grin. Jay.
Crissy: Now it was Crissy's turn to blush.
Kylie: She looks at Crissy with a curious expression. "Who?"
Maia: Her boyfriend. She grins slyly at Crissy more.
Marko barked and jumped around excitedly at the mention of "Jay".
Crissy: She smiles, blushing a lot at the same time.
Kylie: She grins at Crissy, using the grin to hide her growing unease, knowing she'd be the next victim of the name-her-boyfriend-to-embarrass-her game.
Crissy: What about Kylie? she smiles sweetly at Kylie's direction.
Maia: I like this game. She chuckles.
Kylie: She tilts her head to her left, a small smile on her face. She feings innocence and pretends not to know what they're talking about. "What about me?"
Maia: She smiles sly. No cheating on this game, dearest sister.
Kylie: She shrugs. "I wasn't made aware that I had even joined a game."
Maia: It's unfair if you weren't in the game. She looks at her sister with a playful challenging face.
Kylie: She smirks back, having prepared herself mentally. "Give me your best shot then, sissy."
Maia: Pleasure. She smiles. I've heard of a certain... Kevin, was it?
Crissy: Her eyes go wide watching the two ladies.
Kylie: She merely smiles at the older daughter of Apollo. "If I'm not mistaken, there's quite a number of people here named Kevin."
Maia: If I'm not mistaken this Kevin is a son of Pandia. She smiles slyly and wider. Fate. Total fate.
Kylie: She maintains her smile. "Fate, dear sister? Fate in which way?"
Maia: You're a daughter of our dad, who's the sun god. His mom is the moon goddess. And Sun plus moon... She chuckles.
Kylie: She glances at Crissy in amusement. "Remind me again what this game is supposed to do to me?"
Crissy: She shrugs. Not even the slightest idea. Maia began with it for all I know. She chuckles. But I've heard of a boy called Cody too. She smiles innocently at Kylie.
Kylie: She stiffens a bit, not having expected that name to pop up. "H-have you now...?"
Crissy: She nods nonchalantly. Yep.
Kylie: She nods in what she hopes is a confident way. "O-oh, okay. So... what about those two have you guys heard?"
Maia: She answers simply with, while smiling. Plenty.
Kylie: She merely raises an eyebrow at her half-sister, calling the bluff. "Such as?"
Maia: She pretends to tap a finger to her chin. Hm. I don't know... maaybbe judo flipping him when he grabbed you by the wrist, and you had his wallet in hand? Might just be a rumor, but maybe not. She smirks, playfully.
Crissy: She looks at Maia with raised eyebrows.
Kylie: She crosses her arms in thought. "Before anything, who is this 'him' whom you refer to, dearest sister?"
Maia: Cody? She just smiles. A flying rumor I caught aimlessly somewhere in camp.
Kylie: She shrugs nonchalantly. "I will admit to having judo flipped Cody once. I might have punched him maybe once or twice too. Although, dearest sissy of mine, I see nothing wrong with that, do you?"
Maia: She smiles lazily. Guess not. You can win for now. But prepare for more ammo later on.
Crissy: She shakes her head, dazed by the two sisters. Well..
Marko trots over to Crissy's side and rolls down, playing with the grass.
Kylie: She grins at the two females with her. "Well, I'm quite hungry now..." She frowns. "Am I the only one who suddenly got hungry?"
Maia: Her stomach growls loudly as an answer. She smiles, embarrassed.
Crissy: She laughs. Count on Maia. And, eh, I'm starving too. I could use some food.
Marko pipes up at the word "food" and starts barking and jumping around excitedly.
Kylie: She grins at Marko. "Looks like all of us are hungry." She looks at the two people with her and gestures to the direction of the dining pavilion. "Shall we go get some food then, my ladies?"
Crissy: Lead the way, Kylie. She calls Marko to follow, who obediently trots by her side.
Kylie: She turns and walks in the direction of the Dining Pavilion but not before looping her arm through Maia's and dragging the said girl with her.
'Maia: She giggles and playfully pokes at Kylie's shoulder with her other hand.
Crissy: And grinning, she walks towards to two and throws her arms around them from the back, laughing again.
Marko barks at them but then notices a passing butterfly and stares after it.
Kylie: She chuckles a bit. "It's been quite a while since I've had some quality girl time."
Maia: She nods wistfully. Ditto. And.. She jabs lightly at Kylie's rib, smiling. some quality sister time.
Kylie: She grins back. "I don't suppose you'd be willing to help me create a schedule for patrol, would you, sis? I was told I need to create a time slot for us kids of Dad."
Maia: Why not, Kyls. I need to do at least some work now and then. She says it wryly, but happily.
Crissy: She chuckles, now picking up Marko from the ground and carrying him in her arms.
Kylie: She raises a fist in the air, as though in victory. "Yay!"
They reach the dining pavilion soon later.
Maia: Food. Her mouth hangs open.
Crissy: She chuckles at the other girl. You don't want to catch flies, Maia.
Maia: She closes her mouth but stares.
Kylie: She suddenly stops before turning to Crissy with a small frown. "I don't suppose you'd be allowed to join us at our table, would you?"
Crissy: She tilts her head, then shrugs. I don't think people would care..
Kylie: She shrugs. "Fair enough." She walks towards the Apollo Cabin's table, choosing to sit at her usual place.
Maia: She takes her seat that was opposite from Kylie's.
Crissy: Crissy stands next to them with Marko running around the table and eventually hiding under it. I'll go get the food?
Kylie: She looks at Crissy in confusion. "You don't have to. It's going to be served in a while, anyway."
Crissy: She raises her eyebrows and looks. Oh yeah.
Kylie: She chuckles gestures to the seat beside Maia. "Sit down already. I'm pretty sure you won't get blasted just because you sat down."
Crissy: She sticks her tongue out playfully at her but takes a seat anyways. Who knows.
Maia: She folds her arms on the table and puts her head down, closing her eyes for a few moments.
Kylie: She casts a concerned look on her sister. "You alright there, sissy?"
Maia: She lies her head facing in Kylie's direction and mumbles. Random sleepiness takeover. She buries her head in her arms again.
Crissy: She swats the back of Maia's head in a light and playful way.
Kylie: She chuckles a bit. If you fall asleep, I'm leaving you here. No way am I carrying you all the way back to the cabin."
Crissy: She chuckles and smirks slightly. We could always get Zach to do that.
Kylie: She laughs without restraint. "I'm pretty sure if we asked nicely he'd volunteer to do it. He may even go "I VOLUNTEER, I VOLUNTEER!" like Katniss." She laughs again, imagining Zach doing just that.
Maia: She's relieved she has her face covered, as she was blushing pretty hard right now.
Crissy: She laughs, imagining the scene too. I'd love to watch that. I bet Maia's face is evolving into a tomato. She nudges Maia in a joking way.
Kylie: She grins at her sister. "You see the tips of her ears turning red so, yeah, she's blushing like mad right now."
Maia: She doesn't look up. She doesn't dare to.
Crissy: She chuckles and leans back slightly. Come on, Maia.
Kylie: She was about to say something when a nymph came by with a plate full of finger food in her hands. She places it wordlessly on their table before bowing a bit and leaving. "Oh sweet, food!"
Maia: Her head shoots up at "food". Where? Ooooh. She looks at the plate and instantly grabs one of the miniburgers.
Crissy: She picks up a roll from the plate of food and bites into it.
Marko leans onto the lap, eager to have his share of their food.
Kylie: She eyes the plate first, choosing which she would eat. Her eyes land on a sandwich with what seemed like chocolate spread. Curiously, she bites into it. "Mmmm Nutella~"
ooc: *is craving for Nutella so >.<*
ooc: nutellaa omg
Maia: Her eyes sparkle looking at all the food, licking her lips as she swallows the remaining of her burger. Yum.
Crissy: Count on camp to make the best food to ever eat. She takes a small what seemed like a sausage wrap from the plate.
Kylie: She just nods her head, not wanting to open her mouth as she was eating the sandwich.
Crissy: She puts her hand out, holding a bit of sausage for Marko, who eagerly takes it from her hand.
Maia: She leans towards the plate, lost at choosing. Hmmm..
Kylie: As she eats, she watches the people around them, some still in their armor, others wearing the regular camp shirt and some jeans or shorts. With her foot, she nudges Maia's foot from under the table to get her sister's attention.
Maia: She felt a nudge on her foot and immediately looked at Kylie. What?
Kylie: "I just remembered we have to teach the beginner's archery class two days from now..."
ooc: Random stuff omg >.<
Maia: Well, snap. She picks two rolls, pops one in her mouth and tosses the other one to Marko.
Marko jumps to catch the roll and finishes it in two bites.
Crissy: She smiles over at her puppy and glances at the other two. Well, that is two days from now. As you've said.
Kylie: She makes a >.< face. "Knowing me though, I'll procrastinate til the last minute..."
Maia: Though that doesn't count as last minute on the Maia-clock. She leans back in her seat, folding her arms.
Crissy: She snorts. The Maia-clock? Really?
Maia: What? She laughs slightly and shrugs. Like you could come up with a better one. "Crisclock." She smiles teasingly.
Kylie: She rolls her eyes at her sister. "Have I ever told you that you're so childish at times, sis?"
Maia: She pouts child-like at Kylie, batting her eyes innocently.
Crissy: She laughs at the sisters' scenario.
Kylie: She rolls her eyes again but a small smile forms on her lips. "Don't try to feign innocence with me now, sissy."
Maia: She laughs. What? I am innocent!
Kylie: She chuckles. "Sure sure, if you say so."
Crissy: She bites out of another sausage roll and grins. I see there's someone else here too.
Maia: She raises an eyebrow at Crissy. Hm?
ooc: Enter.. Zach? xDD :P
ooc: Your wish, my command *bows*
Kylie: She looks around before spotting a certain son of Demeter a few tables away from them. "Hmmm, I didn't think he'd take a btie at this time of the day."
Maia: .. he? Who? She also turns to the direction Kylie was looking at and blinks. Oh. She feels very conscious of herself suddenly, the blush now evident on her cheeks.
Crissy: Precisely on time, I could use some entertainment. She smiles slyly at Maia, who glares back playfully.
Kylie: She makes a little eye contact with Crissy, before winking incospicuously. "Say, Crissy, would you mind going with me to the Rec Studio? I think I left my bracelet."
Crissy: She gets the message and smirks. Not at all.
Maia: She looks at the both of them suspiciously. Oh no. I see what you've planned there.
Crissy: She looks at Maia, trying to act innocently yet amused. What?
Kylie: She raises her right arm, showing her bare wrist. "I actually think I did leave it in the studio sis." She manages to hide the smirk forming on her lips.
Maia: She looks at them wearily before reluctantly leaning into her seat. Hope you don't take too long.
Crissy: She gets up, picking up Marko in her arms. We won't... maybe. She wiggles her eyebrows.
Zach and Maia 2
Kylie: She grins nonchalantly at Crissy before beginning to walk away, purposely passing by the Demeter table as she did so. As soon as she was close to a certain brunette, she whispered, "Apollo kid at 4 o'clock." She snickers to herself before walking on as if nothing happened.
Maia: She looks the other way, whilst tapping her feet.
Zach: After Kylie passed by, his eyes wandered over to Maia who was left sitting alone. He glanced at his plate before standing up and moving nervously to the Apollo Cabin. He smiles nervously at Maia. "If I were to sit here, would I get blasted by your dad?"
Maia: She catches her breath upon seeing him. I-uh.. well, Crissy sat here and she didn't get blasted. She smiles at him.
Zach: He grins. "Well, I hope the same happens for me." He slowly placed his plate on the Apollo Cabin table, waiting to see if something happens. Seeing nothing happen yet, he cautiously took a seat across from Maia, still wary of any blasting that may occur.
Maia: She giggles. Relax. I'm sitting right across from you, don't worry. She smirks.
Zach: He chuckles lightheartedly. "So... how've you been lately?" He mentally slaps himself for such a stupid question.
Maia: Great. Never better. She says the words honestly, you can sense the brightness of her voice.
Zach: Hearing her tone, he himself brightens up. "Really? That's great to hear." He grins at her first before poking at his food, wondering if he should still eat it.
Maia: She looks over at the direction Kylie an Crissy have walked off, staring at the plate of food that was on the table.
Zach: He follows her gaze questioningly before asking, "Is there someone you're waiting for?"
Maia: Kind of. Kylie and Crissy went to the Recording Studio to get her bracelet she left behind, though it looked as if they left me on purpose. She rolls her eyes.
Zach: He chuckles again. "I wouldn't put it past Kylie to do something like that."
Maia: Nor Crissy. She smiles at him, tucking a lock of her hair behind her ear. What've you been up to?
Zach: He shrugs. "Nothing much, truth be told. I was planning on visiting my dad for winter though. It's been a while since I last saw my old man."
Maia: That's really sweet of you. She starts thinking of her own mother, feeling suddenly wistful. But you'll have to be careful, out of the borders of camp, all sorts of monsters will be free to attack you.
Zach: He nods. "I'm pretty sure I can take down a few easily. I have been here at Camp for almost a year now, you know." He chuckles again.
Maia: She chuckles too. Well, have a nice time with your dad, okay?
Zach: He grins childishly. "Will do." He looks curiously at her. "What about you? Are you planning on visiting your mom for the holidays?"
Maia: Still debating. I'm not sure whether to visit her and my old friends back home or celebrate with my half-siblings here.
Zach: He places his elbow on the table while resting his head on one hand, clearly in thought. "Hmm spend my Christmas in Camp or with my Dad... it would be so much easier if our parents could come to Camp instead."
Maia: She grins at that. If that was possible camp would be swarmed, almost.
Zach: He nods but a smile plays on his lips. "I wouldn't mind that. The more, the merrier."
Maia: I remember my mom didn't want me going to camp the first time, it took at least an hour or so to convince her. She chuckles at the memory.
Zach: He tries to remember his first time at Camp. "I think my dad just went along with it." He shrugs nonchalantly.
Maia: Your dad sounds cool. She smiles slightly and glances at the plate of food that was still on the table and gestures to it. You can eat something from here if you like.
Zach: He shakes his head. "Nah it's fine. I ate anyway while I was at my own table. Just brought this for fun." He gestures to his own almost empty plate. "What'd you do by the way? You don't normally come to the Dining Pavilion at this time of the day."
Maia: She nods towards the direction where the other girls went. Kylie was hungry, and Crissy. We were at the recording studio earlier in the morning, Kyls and I.
Zach: He raises an eyebrow at her. "I didn't know you worked there."
Maia: Oh, we were just recording a cover of a song. She then smirks. Though, well, I'm the Recording Studio manager.
Zach: His eyes widen and his mouth drops into an 'O'. "Legit?!"
Maia: She laughs. You sound so surprised. And yeah, why would I be saying it anyways?
Zach: He shrugs again. "Umm, because you're naturally informative?"
Maia: She reaches towards him and shoves his shoulder in a gentle, playful manner.
Zach: He grins at her. "Say, are you busy tomorrow?"
Maia: Hmmm. She pretends to think and then smiles. Guess not. Why?
Zach: His smile grows bigger. "I think I owe you a little outing."
Maia: She raises an eyebrow in surprise. Oh?
Zach: He nods excitedly. "I'll meet you by Thalia's Pine at 11 am tomorrow. Do not, I repeat, do not suit up."
Maia: Thalia's Pine, huh? She muses. Risky, I like that. And no, I'm not suiting up. She snorts.
Zach: He shrugs for the nth time. "If you suit up, so help me, I will drag an Aphrodite kid to give you a new wardribe ir something like that."
Maia: Excuse me? She laughs again. You know I won't suit up. And hey... my current style is perfectly fine. Though she quickly scans her clothes before she looks at him.
Zach: He silently laughs a bit, not really believing she checkedher clothes to be sure. "I'm kidding. You're fine just as you are."
Maia: She hides the blush creeping on her face and smiles again. You're sweet.
Zach: He looks away somewhat shyly. "Nah, not really..."
Maia: You are. She chuckles slightly.
Zach: He shrugs. "Fine, fine, if you saaay so."
Maia: She leans against her seat, seemingly more comfortable now, tapping her feet.
Zach: He bobs his head to the beat created by Maia.
Maia: She smiles at him and hums a song. (whatever comes to your head >.<)
Zach: He looks slightly impressed at her. "Demons by Imagine Dragons?"
Maia: She shrugs. I don't see anything wrong singing it. You know that song? She looks at Zach with her eyebrows raised.
Zach: He nods albeit rather sheepishly. "I actually heard a cover song of it. Not the actual song..."
Maia: A cover? Cool. By who? She leans forward a bit, interested.
Zach: He crosses his arms in thought. "Umm, if I'm not mistaken, some guy named Max Schneider. It was a collab with another artist I think."
Maia: Her eyes brighten. Oooh him. He's really good.
Zach: He nods in agreement. "He makes me wish I knew how to sing and do cover songs."
Maia: Have you tried at least, to sing? She sits up, setting her arms on the table. Because you would never know.
Zach: He grins shamelessly. "I have tried. And let me tell you, even a dying cat sounds better than I do."
Maia: She chuckles a little. Oh come on. You might not sound that bad.
Zach: He laughs a bit. "Trust me, I do."
Maia: You aren't alone. You never heard my friend Chase sing. She laughs at the thought of Chase singing.
Zach: He laughs too. "Well, at least there's someone out here who can join me in the 'I-can't-sing-for-my-life' corner."
Maia: She smirks. And maybe a little bromance.
Zach: He grins further. "A little bromance never hurt anyone."
Maia: I'm already eager for the two of you to meet. She chuckles.
Zach: He laughs for the nth time that day. "Ditto here."
Maia: She leans back into her chair again, tucking her hair behind her ear and feeling shy once again.
Zach: He leans forward, a small sparkle in his eyes. "Soooo, are you getting anyone presents this year?"
ooc: I need to remember that it's still Christmas time as these two have their convo >.<
Maia: Oh gosh yeah. I'm thinking a lot of what to though. She gets the >.< expression.