[Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side.   Posted by Narrator.Group: archive 9
Susan Brooks
 player, 101 posts
Tue 5 May 2015
at 03:01
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
"You're the best Mr Litwak" Susan said gratefully. The barriers she'd being put up crumbling. He'd saved her even though she'd walked out on him and Oggy... who she still though of as the Dark Lord of the Sith after the scene at the Mall. She was no longer sure that she was correct in that judgement though.  She'd been in his world less than than two hours and had to fight for her life twice. Her mind shied away from what had been done to the Hunter... She'd not been strong enough to do it even though it needed doing. And now there was this mess.

Even though she was likely to 'betray' their secret... Although that wasn't the right verb to use: she owed her loyalty to her employer not Oggy. Even then, Mr Litwak was helping and supporting her. She blinked away a tear: Rough Tough Susan Miller who wasn't afraid of anything didn't cry. Certainly not just because someone put their hand on her shoulder

"So...so your Jedi's called Kiva then" Susan said changing the subject away from the painful one. "She's awesome. The best fighter I have ever seen." Even better than Bill who'd shown her how to fight properly or Andre who'd helped her so much, and she had a mild crush on. Susan couldn't imagine ever being that good. Parrying a crossbow bolt was literally magical. And even though Kiva'd been silly and made everything ten times worse, she'd done it because she's cared, Susan realised. Putting herself in harms way to save Susan. "Is she going to be alright?" Susan suddenly had a flash of insight. Kiva was a lot like her. This was a case of when Kiva'd 'done the right thing and fuck the consequences'. And right now was paying the price for that attitude

She wanted to ask a lot of questions. Questions about the obvious war that was going on, questions about why the Hunter had so much hatred in him, where he had come from. What was going to happen to the guns? But they were nearly at the Arcade now and she'd be patient
Joelle Ninamori
 player, 57 posts
Tue 5 May 2015
at 07:25
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
And Joelle thought Oggy was just being eccentric. He was literally talking to himself. The oddity of Oggy's actions was just the thing to distract Joelle from Kiva. While the girl wanted to help the best she could, she knew there was very little that she actually can do. She got the feeling that if she asked it was only going to disrupt Oggy's work. The reassurance from Oggy helped her calm down. If he said that everything was going to be 'golden' than she was expecting them to be. It better be fort knox in here. Lamely she nodded in agreement, letting herself wander to a nearby corner. There she thumbed through the stacks of comics. She barely read the titles, before finally deciding to stick with what she knows best.

Her phone was out and already loading the Twitter app. She scrolled through the various tweets. Retweeting a few, started and restarted some of her own. Never actually hitting submit. Her head was in a daze. It was a lot easier in the car when they had something to focus on, 'get Kiva back to the arcade safe and sound'. Now that they were just sitting around waiting on Oggy, Joelle felt a little... Melancholy? No the opposite, anxious. Not being able to help sucked.

The phone buzzed, it was signalling that her battery was low. Sighing Joelle took out her charger and glanced around the room. Staying rooted in her spot, least she ended up getting in Oggy's way. Did he even have an outlet on this floor? He must have if he has a computer running on one side of the room and a entertainment system on the other. Looking behind the tv would be too much of a hassle so Joelle bee-lined it to the computer.
Narrator
 GM, 112 posts
Wed 6 May 2015
at 20:20
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Mr. Litwak
Litwak nodded. Jedi was a nickname he was sure Kiva could get behind. After years of being called Xena or Taarna, she'd gladly except something that wasn't one of Oggy's fantasies (That she knew of. There were plenty of Jedi women to fawn over). "She's going to be fine. This isn't the first time she has come back to us worse for ware. Actually I'm sure because of Kiva, Oggy's skill in Abjuration has improved." He gave a light chuckle, before ending it with a cough. Truth be told Oggy and Litwak never really got used to it, sure they got numbed to the sight of her injured, but it still hurt. "She trained all over the world. Whenever Oggy doesn't have her working on some Mage Council business, she's off somewhere across the ocean training or fighting something. A few months ago she left to Tibet, Oggy and Kiva have a close friend there, and she came back with three massive scars across her back. She said it was a yeti, and we're inclined to believe her." If you're wondering, no they weren't looking for Shangri-La. They had already found it, that's where their friend stays.

Litwak stopped at the Arcade entrance. The doors were still locked, they had left through the secret garage in the back. "They'll be upstairs. C'mon little lady." He unlocked the door and went inside. "To the Tron cabinet. Near the back." Litwak pointed with his thumb as he dealt with the locks again. Mentally slapping himself, he had forgotten Susan left before she could even see Oggy's room. He was sure the young girl would get a kick out of it. And the cars too down below. But she didn't have the 'key' to get up there. After locking up once again, the old man went back to Susan. "Almost forgot, you'll need this." He dug through his pocket and pulled out a coin and tossed it to Susan. It had a stylized 'O' on one side and the normal 'Litwak's Arcade' on the other. "Put that in the coin slot."


-=-

Granda Sorĉisto Ogden
Sadly for Joelle most of the outlets on the surge protector were taken up. And no wonder, Oggy had multiple monitors hooked up, the computer itself, a router for his internet, and... a fax machine? For what ever reason why the fax machine was hooked up, it took up the last available outlet on the surge protector. Well most phone chargers this day and age can double was USBs. Plugging into the computer directly usually meant increased charge times, the phone would think you're trying to connect to the computer instead of just wanting a charge and uses a little power to do so. When Joelle plugs her phone into the USB port the computer turns on.

A computer generated version of Matt Frewer came to life. Complete with crisp sharp suit, rubber makeup, and abstract CGI background of shifting vectors. Max Headroom. "W-w-welcome back, Ch-ch-cheif. You have-"

"Not now Max. Joelle please don't touch the computer, and if Max tries to bug you just ignore him." Oggy cut off the AI as it still tried to read him the email he gotten. He turned back to Kiva, his hands were aglow and pressed firmly onto her shoulder. It shouldn't have taken this long to heal Kiva, but there was something in that wolf's saliva that was diminishing his magic. It was waning away, thank god, but it would take awhile for it to completely dissipate. His face was drawn into a hard line of concentration, and small droplets of sweat dotted his face.

It was an hour or so until the wounds were all closed. Safe to say Kiva was going to be fine, a little sore in the joints, but okay. No new scars though, Kiva liked the idea of delaying her recovery just so she may keep any big ones she fancied. What worried Oggy though was that Saliva. He'd have to tell Kiva she wouldn't be able to use magic for a while. Her magic wasn't gone, just weak. And if she used too much it would only prolong the condition. Oggy was hoping she wasn't going to wake soon, he rather not have that talk while the teens were still around. Kiva can get ugly when she was angry.

Joelle Ninamori
 player, 62 posts
Thu 7 May 2015
at 02:02
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Joelle slapped a hand over her mouth before a surprised yelp can escape her lips. The sudden appearance of Max scared her. The guy was so freaky looking. Must be part of Oggy's weird obsessions. The man practically lived inside a time capsule form thirty years ago. This was way way before Joelle's time, she never seen anything like this before. Choosing to heed Oggy's word's she ignored Max and resumed to stare at her phone. Like before Twitter could barely keep her attention, she found herself glancing up towards the couch. Spying on Oggy, trying to see how Kiva was doing. The glow on his hands covered everything, leaving Joelle to sit and worry. Tearing her eyes away, and forcing them back to her phone, the little meter that measured battery life beeped. Going from 14% up to 15%. This sucked.

Doing the unthinkable, Joelle left her phone atop of the desk to charge while she wandered around the room. Making sure to give Oggy a wide berth, she walked around the room. The large room was just as impressive when they last left it. So many distraction were available, and yet none were distracting enough. Sighing, more to herself, she wandered back to Victor. His mind must be reeling with everything that's been going on. Maybe she could find some common ground and they both can probably use a shoulder to lean on. Joelle sure could. Joelle hovered near Victor, hugging herself tightly as she zoned out.
Susan Brooks
 player, 107 posts
Thu 7 May 2015
at 10:17
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Susan experienced her first moment of laughter for hours at Mr Litwak messed up the getting into the secret Batcave / lair... whatever it was. It made her feel a lot better. She'd been wound up with outrage over the first test, and terrified ... then horrified over the second fight. It was nice to feel normal again.

She'd let Mr Litwak's words wash over her. At least she got the language... adjuration that was defensive magics: some thing she liked in her character. But surely healing came under either necromancy or conjuration... well maybe the rules she used had it wrong. The thought of commenting in a forum 'But my Wizarding teacher says IRL that healing is adjuration' nearly made her laugh again. After the two headed dog the thought of Yeti's didn't stress her. She was more bothered about Vampires and Werewolves. And that reminded her: she was supposed to go to Nowhere By Night tonight. She had a critical part to play in the Camarilla showdown... She bit her lip momentarily. The thought of roleplaying a scene with supernatural predators that was going to end in a fight to the death was no longer quite so appealing...
Narrator
 GM, 114 posts
Thu 7 May 2015
at 18:35
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Mr. Litwak
The Tron Cabinet went through the whole over the top opening it did whenever a 'coin key' was slotted through. Smoke spewed out from the cracks behind the cabinet and pooled around on the floor. Blue and Green shafts of neon light escaped the hidden entrance way. And as the cabinet swung on well oiled hinges, it revealed the tacky party machine creating all the nonsense. If you had to give one thing to Oggy its that he has a sense of style. An out of place over elaborate sense of style, but style nonetheless. All it did was make the unimpressed Litwak (seeing it being made and tested 50 different ways from Sunday had waned his enthusiasm.) tap his foot impatiently. He was in a rush to see how Kiva was doing. He waved his hand to disperse any lingering fog and started up the steps. "That coin is your key to get up her, so don't lose it."

The walk up felt much longer than it was suppose to. At the top of the staircase was a single doorway. Lengths of beads hung down in the frame in place of a door, they were tacky and clacked together annoyingly.

Inside was Oggy's Nerdy Man Cave. Every inch of the place was covered head to toe in props, memorabilia, collectables and more. There was even a bar that had every flavor of soda on tap. But what drew the eye was Oggy, three of him, hovering over a couch as a recovering Kiva started to get her bearings. She looked groggy and half way pissed. Her cloths were covered in blood. They haven't dried yet, there simply was too much of it. Her wounds were closed though, so that's as much blood as there was going to be.
Oggy was trying his best to keep Kiva calm, almost falling at it when he made a snide remark about beauty rest. She was too weak to argue and so laid back down to rest. She was pratically robotic and would be back on her feet in a minute or two. Oggy ran a hand though his hair and rested them on his hips. His job was done, now all that's left is to- He notice Litwak and Susan enter through the beads. He gave them a smile. "Welcome back you two." Nudging his head to the corner, signalling them to follow him. Oggy walked back to where Victor and Joelle are. He gestured for them to take a seat, they were in a small area dedicated to look like a living room. Complete with multiple couches and a coffee table. He waved for the clone Oggys to get them something to eat or drink. No hesitation there, they were part of him after all. They left through a doorway behind the bar counter, apparently there was a kitchen too.

Trying his best to hid his relieved sigh that all went well, Oggy leaned back into his chair. It was 'his' chair, it said so in big embroidered letter on the back 'Oggy', which may have been threaded with gold. "I'm glad you guys came back safely." He was quiet for a moment. "Thank you for bringing Kiva back too. That woman has a death wish or something." He gave Susan an approving nod, if it weren't for here text Joelle wouldn't have run off to save them. And save them she did. "So" He pulled a lever on the side of the chair and it reclined back. "You all must have questions, especially you two." Victor and Susan, "I'm an open book."
Granda Sorĉisto Ogden

Susan Brooks
 player, 110 posts
Thu 7 May 2015
at 21:29
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Susan nodded at Mr Litwak and took the coin. She had some LARPing pouchs for this sort of thing, but not with her. When she got home though she'd put it in a pouch around her neck. Like Kiva she was fairly blood splattered herself, although unlike Kiva it was the Hunter's dog and not her own. She wanted to go over and thank the Jedi, but she looked too groggy. Not as bad as Luke in the Bacta tank maybe, and it didn't look as though she'd need a cyberhand or anything.

Susan was still a little blasted herself. Two fights to the death, the killing of the Hunter, and the realisation that her life had changed out of all recognition was starting to sink in. She didn't really like Oggy: his callous disregard for the normal people still grated. She was starting to see his mindset though, and that made her feel a lot less antagonistic to him. It was a war. There were Them and Us. She didn't know who They were. But she'd got the feeling that Us was Oggy, Mr Litwak, Kiva and the three newbies. Kiva and herself had nearly died today: they would of without Joelle and Mr Litwak turning up as reinforcements, and that didn't bode well for the future

Still blasted or not, she had to ask question "So here are the big questions that I see. Who are those Fuckers" she asked "What did we do to them to make them hate us so much? Are they organised? Is there anyway to make peace with them? What is our life expectancy if we keep on fighting them?"
Joelle Ninamori
 player, 63 posts
Fri 8 May 2015
at 18:12
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Joelle slipped into her own seat without much of a word. She was finally relaxing, Kiva was alive and well. The older magician still looked terrible, the blood staining her shirt was off putting to Joelle. That goes for Susan's cloths too. The only word she said was a whisper, when Oggys left to get food, "Um, can I get a strawberry smoothie and maybe um, some apple pie?" It was still her cheat day and she was going to enjoy it. After today's events she felt like she earned that pie. Other than taking an order, Joelle decided to keep quiet.

Was it bad that Joelle didn't think too much into the Hunter? She had thought he was just a bad guy. Oggy said there was others out there, and it was their job to protect and govern the world of magic and human alike. Now Joelle was wrapped in attention, waiting on Oggy's explanation. Her eyes glancing back over to Susan, wondering maybe they gone in a little over their head. 'Point of no return' She thinks to herself.
Narrator
 GM, 115 posts
Mon 11 May 2015
at 16:49
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Granda Sorĉisto Ogden
The Oggy clones came back quickly, their return quiet as they placed down a few sodas for the group and some food too. One Oggy walked over to Joelle's side and placed down a tall smoothie with crazy straw, and a large apple pie slice with a generous scoop of vanilla ice creme. A la Mode.

The real Oggy stayed in his seat, sucking in a sharp breath when the questions came out. "They don't have a name per se." He started off slowly. "Their real name was lost long ago. We've been calling them the Consortium, or Consort. I know bad name, I didn't make it up. They are made up of a few tribes of Ogres, Woodland Elves, and some Magicians who've gone rouge.  A mish mash of all sorts." He idly spun his staff like a top. The red liquid inside the globe sloshed around. "History lesson here, so get comfy."

"Our worlds weren't always this close. Before it wasn't even possible to cross over the veil. That was a couple thousands of years ago. Then some cosmic event, still don't know what, mashed our worlds together like a square peg in a round hole."

"The Mage Council, who was just coming together at the time, saw that this world was inhabited and in fact just recently civilizing itself. And they decided that we must not interfere with them and look for a way to part the worlds without leaving a mark.... The Consortium had a different idea. They wanted a way to separate the worlds and didn't care what happened. Battles were fought, wars were waged, and only a few hundred years ago did we come out on top and won. It was way back then did we realize that separating the worlds wasn't possible and decided to settle down to protect this world. Our shared world."

"The Consortium is a broken alliance. Only a few pockets of resistance are left. They still hold out for that ideal of becoming their own world again, so making amends isn't going to happen anytime soon. They don't even like how we structure our magic, pff. Called it too organized."

Oggy leaned forward, scooping up some cheesy fries left on the counter. Through half a mouth full. "Don't worry about tussling with them, that was a lone hunter, the Mage Council keeps their hands tied for the most part. This attack was the first we've seen in months." He wipes the crumbs off his chin, "You'll be fine now that you learned a few magic tricks. If you allow me, I'll teach you more. There's more to this world than a war you know. There are many other creatures and mages who very much like the normal world."

Susan Brooks
 player, 111 posts
Mon 11 May 2015
at 17:04
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Susan felt her body relax with the Narrator's words. She'd seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the whole them of some of the later series was the impact of constant fighting. Something she'd had a chance to chat with Bill about: Bill being a casualty of exactly that. The idea of becoming a soldier in a war was not at all attractive.

That history though caused so many questions she couldn't begin to enumerate them. So there was 'the resistance'. Or the Consortium. Basically baddies... although she'd Star Wars enough to know that sometimes one person's bad guy was another person's hero.

The Mage's council then had come from the other world. Her eyes narrowed. Oggy didn't look 'from somewhere else'. He was the single weirdest person she'd ever met, which given the company she sometimes kept was quite a statement.. but his weirdness wasn't about a lack of understanding of our culture. Maybe the Mage's council was just a group, and anyone qualified could join.

What she needed was a bunch of You Tube videos on this she realised. Or a documentary. She was willing to bet that there would be some written history, but she always got bored reading long stuffy books like that.

"OK" she said. She'd told Mr Litwak that she'd trust Oggy, and while it was hard to do she was going to do her damnedest. "And .. er ..." she looked at the others, wondering what they would make of this. "These 'other creatures'... and Mages. Could you fill us in a bit more about that. How many are there? Are we talking Unicorns? Pixies? Elves, Dwarfs and Trolls. And ... please tell me we don't have vampires and werewolves..."
Joelle Ninamori
 player, 64 posts
Mon 11 May 2015
at 17:38
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Joelle was so thankful for the slice of pie in front of her. She took small bites as she listened to Oggy's history lesson. It scared her to know that there were more hunters out there, an army's worth if she heard correctly. She wasn't signing up to become a soldier after all, she much rather stay out of that mess. Two life threatening fights was already too much for her. She left the pie half eaten, letting the ice creme melt and mix with the apple filling. She held her smoothie close as she sipped at it.

Knowing that the mage council has always been fighting for them felt comforting. She would believe in them. Oggy was trust worthy, his actions concerning Kiva, worrying about Susan and Joelle's well being, even Litwak was willing to fight for him, it all reinforced that Oggy was a good guy. So if Oggy trusted the council then so will Joelle.

"You told me that our job is to 'govern' our two worlds. Watch over the human world, and keep it safe. 'The Prime Directive', whatever that means." She took a big gulp of her smoothie. "I'm with Susie, what kind of other creatures are we talking about? I saw, I think I saw some fairies when we were running through the park. What are we going to be doing exactly?"
Susan Brooks
 player, 112 posts
Mon 11 May 2015
at 17:48
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
"Aha!" Susan said in a delighted voice, glad not to be just asking questions. Although she'd liked the answers to her last one "I know the Prime Directive! It's from Star Trek" she was suddenly feeling the weight of the world leaving her shoulders. She didn't need to panic about her parents... and she almost regretted having ordered the sword from EBay. Almost.

"Mostly it means 'don't let the Muggles know about magic'. The reasoning is that if they knew it would damage their 'potential to grow'. Always struck me as a crock of shit on Star Trek. But I think the reason is the same as in the Vampire games. If the muggles knew, then ... well there are a lot of them. And we'd get the witch trials again"

She looked at Joelle for a moment, mind whirling. Joelle had seen Faeries... Faeries! In the park. Was that because the Park was a weak point in the gauntlet... no she corrected her language ... a weak point in the veil. After all the Hunter had come through there. Or where there fairies everywhere.

"This veil..." she said thoughtfully "I suspect we need to know a bit more about it"
Narrator
 GM, 116 posts
Mon 11 May 2015
at 19:59
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Granda Sorĉisto Ogden
Oggy smiled, glad to see they are finally on board with him. And Susan getting the Star Trek reference was almost enough to send him on a wild long running tangent about the show's loose adherence to said 'Prime Directive' Kirk screwed around the galaxy so much that his interpretation was more of a suggestion than a set of rules to follow. But Oggy bit his tongue, he can geek out latter. He cleared his throat into his hand, regaining the groups attention. "I can't really say what the job description is, it'll change day to day. One day you're kicking Hunter butt, the next you'll have to deal with a land dispute between neighboring fairies. It's all kind of junk."

He took another handful of cheesy fries, and stuffed them in his face. "Anything you can think of then yes it exists. Faeries, Unicorns (bunch of high horse assholes, yes pun intended), Werewolves and Vampires. Werewolves mostly hang out in California so no worries there, and we also keep a close eye on Vampires. Can't let their numbers get too big. I actually game with one every Thursdays, Willy. He never eats fresh, apparently never got over the whole, 'killing for food' thing. So instead runs the blood bank for the hospital. You probably already met him when the school had that blood drive last year."

"But I digress. Everything will be explained, the Veil, the creatures, magic. So let the first lesson begin. Or is it the second... third?" Oggy, to show off, disappeared in a flash and reappeared in a similar flash across the room. He stood at the center of a glyphed circle.

Oggy reached into his robe's sleeves, he always seems to do that whenever he takes something out, he can just as easily make it appear out of thin air. Out form the sleeves are large leather bound books. The size of a school textbook and twice as thick. The title on the books were engraved and burned in fancy calligraphy. 'Spellcaster's Almanac' That was anticlimactic. He handed out a book for each person. Oggy took out his own book, this one shared the same design of old leather bound book, but the cover instead read 'Tobin's Spirit Guide' in stylish gothic letters which arched around a cartoonish ghost trapped behind a crossed out circle. A nod to Ghostbusters. "These spell books hold every magic spell we Grand Wizards know of. You can change the look of the book to match your style. You'll have to get a new one each year after we revise the spells and reprint the books." He motioned for the teens to go ahead and look through the pages.

The books smelled like freshly cut paper and ink. The words inside were all written in a strange language. At first glance completely alien and confusing, then they became clear in easy to read English.

So begins their lives as Magicians.


-END OF EPISODE-




-Epilogue-

Going back to school felt boring, well more boring than usual... But somehting was different. In first period each new aspiring mage was given a revised schedule. It was the same as before except now everyone had Free Period right after lunch. Not unusual, there was some other classmates with Free Period in the same time slot. What was weird was the class room number, 105 in the Art building. That building was rarely used after budget cuts nearly cut out the whole department.

Waiting inside it became clear, only those who can use magic were rescheduled. It was quiet for a moment, and then a distinct click clack of heels echoed down the hall. The school principal's voice followed soon after the footsteps. "Sorry for sticking you in the back of the school, we don't have many classrooms left." Irene said as she opened the door. Then it became clear why they were rescheduled. "And you're okay with only watching after a few students? There must have been a computer error, I can-"

"No, it's quite alright." Kiva nodded as she stepped into the room, "It's only a Free Period after all."

Irene nodded and left promptly. Leaving Kiva and the teens alone. Kiva smiled a bit as she walked over to the desk at the head of the class. She hefted a backpack off her shoulder and it made a loud thud on the old wood, she unzipped the pack and there stood an ungodly large amount of old dusty tomes. "Welcome to The History of Magic 101."
Dennis Monahan
 player, 1 post
Mon 11 May 2015
at 21:13
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
In reply to Narrator (msg # 92):

 An African- American boy walks into the room. He has a set of Beets over his ears. Bobbing his head slightly and making subtle beat box noises as he slips into a seat. He mutters something under his breath, laughs, and says, " That's killer tight, yo." He then pulls out a small piece ofpaper that he unfolds and refolds several times before jotting down something on it. The folding seems impossible as it neither grows in size nor changes shape.

He doesn't seem to notice anyone at first until the bell rings. He then takes off the headphones and looks around with a wide eyed smile.
Susan Brooks
 player, 116 posts
Tue 12 May 2015
at 15:51
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Susan wasn't entirely sure she wanted to attend a 'History of Magic' class. She'd just skipped a History class, and spent the Geography class at the back reading her spell book... The teacher had droned on and on, and half the rest of the class had thrown paper aeroplanes at each other. Mind you no one had thrown a paper aeroplane at Susan. When people teased her she just explained that the 'pain/reward of teasing her' ratio wasn't worth it. She'd found a headbutt in the face or a knee in the balls worked well even in the thickest of students. So instead of ducking bits of paper she'd worked on piecing together the spells one bit at a time. It was hard work: she didn't like reading, but she certainly thought she'd got the basics together for a few of them.

She and her few friends in F stream had gone shopping during History, and she'd bought a nice new dress. Sharon had helped her with her hair, and she quite liked the look. They'd messed around a little with some dark blue glittery eye shadow as well which she liked a lot. There were of course regulations about school uniform, but she'd never bothered to follow them: her mother didn't have the money to buy the uniform, and Susan certainly wasn't going to spend her own money on one! The school didn't really have anything they could do: they could give her detention, but she probably wouldn't bother turning up.

Walking in she sized up the new boy, her eyebrows raised. How many wizards were there? The trick with the paper was certainly something. The drumming could get annoying for some she suspected, but after years in F Stream, listening to two Tourettes scream every few minutes, and Whistler Wiggens do his never ending tuneless boring drone, she was pretty phlegmatic about that sort of thing.

"Hi" she said in greeting to him, and also to Kiva "I'm Susan" she sat at a desk at the back and took out her book again. She'd give the lesson one go. It was being taught by a Jedi after all. But if it was as boring as it sounded... she had better things to be doing. She'd just carry on trying to translate that 'animate the dead' spell. That looked seriously cool. Still maybe they would learn to parry crossbow bolts with a sword... if that happened... Susan was right up for it!

This message was last edited by the player at 17:10, Tue 12 May 2015.

Dennis Monahan
 player, 5 posts
Tue 12 May 2015
at 21:37
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
In reply to Susan Brooks (msg # 94):

Dennis looks Susan up and down with a cheesy smile that only a very young teenager can pull off. " Wow!" He says, "I sure how you're the welcoming committee." He then laughs at his own joke before saying, " Just playin', girl. Name's Dennis. I just moved here from Chi Town."

He puts his hand out to shake her's and as he does his plaid shirt opens up to reveal a brown colored t- shirt that had a tan controller high on his chest. Below the controller the shirt reads - Mash my Buttons!
Susan Brooks
 player, 118 posts
Tue 12 May 2015
at 23:00
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Susan was just a little surprised that Denis had talked to her. Most people didn't. Most of the school just steered clear of the F-Stream regarding them as violent no-hopers... which was often true. And in the F-Stream she only had a few friends... the rest really were no-hopers.

"Only the unofficial one Denis" she said "Welcome to Nowhere High, and the Hogwarts Express" she was still trying to deal with the whole magic stuff. But basically it worked. And it tried to kill you sometimes. All in all ignoring it as Margaret had done was probably not going to work.

She stopped looking at the book. It was making her head hurt anyway. It didn't take long for reading to give her a headache, she much preferred YouTube. Maybe they could do their own YouTube channel... just for Wizards and Witches

She gestured with her head to his origami "Neat trick. I can't do anything like that. Is that 'just you' or did someone teach you it?"
Dennis Monahan
 player, 9 posts
Wed 13 May 2015
at 00:02
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
In reply to Susan Brooks (msg # 96):

 "What?" He asks, "Oh, you mean this?" He pulls out the piece of paper. "That's easy. See it's a book, but I've just." He pauses thinking his to say it right, " Twisted it? I guess. I really don't know how I did it." He shrugs, " It just sorta happened."
Joelle Ninamori
 player, 65 posts
Wed 13 May 2015
at 06:22
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Free periods were a god send. An hour break in the middle of a school day was much needed. Joelle wasn't much for studying, and listening to teacher after teacher drone on about math or history killed her brain. So when she got her new schedule she didn't question it. She found the room and found a seat in the back. That's where she's been, glued to her phone. Hey it's a free period, no one is going to bust her for using it. Quietly, Joelle was scrolling through twitter and was typing up a tweet about how school was already a bore, how she couldn't wait for the weekend. The weekend being another trip to Litwak's Arcade. Or was it Oggy's?

Joelle was so engross in her phone she barely paid any attention to the school principal coming in. Then she heard Kiva's voice. Instantly her eyes popped up. What was she doing her... Oh joy more mind numbing history lessons. At least these ones would be about magic, that can't be too bad.

Joelle moved to a closer seat next to Susan, "Hey." She made a small nod to Dennis, who apparently is also a mage. "So you got a spellbook too. Guess we got magic class all together then."
Susan Brooks
 player, 121 posts
Wed 13 May 2015
at 07:42
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
"Hey Joelle this is Denis. Denis this is Joelle. Joelle's a fucking life saver in a crisis" Susan said it very lightly, but it was actually true. She was pretty impressed with the book trick. Denis would have to be careful around Muggles or the 'Prime Directive' she almost snorted at the name, would take a beating. Well it was unlikely to be as bad as a terminator riding a two headed dog through the park into a weapons deal...

Susan took another look at Joelle. "Magic class...." she said thoughtfully "I wonder. Do you think this is actually about magic. Or about history... or maybe local politics..." she was very very interested in 'local politics'. Local politics was what got you killed if you weren't careful.
Dennis Monahan
 player, 11 posts
Wed 13 May 2015
at 12:00
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
In reply to Susan Brooks (msg # 99):

 "Daaaaaaammmn," Dennis says eyes wide as he takes in Joelle, "Girl you is so fine. Two hot chicks taking to me," he seems to be talking out loud at the point. "Wait'l my boys back home hear about this."

He then shifts to the here and now, " So yeah, I guess I finally gots me some magic I can do. Not much really, but a few things."
Susan Brooks
 player, 125 posts
Wed 13 May 2015
at 14:04
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Susan reached into her bag, pulled out a post it note. Crumpled it up very slowly and deliberately and then tossed it straight for Dennis's head, trying to bounce it off his forehead "That's fucking good looking awesome butt kicking Red Hot Chicks to you Dennis" she said firmly but in a friendly way, before laughing a little and "The difference is small but important!" He hadn't got fresh, and she quite liked his openness: it was tons better than the sniggering and blatant sex talk in F Stream, often mixed in with comparisons of the girls with porn stars. Occasionally there were sniggers her way, but mostly she'd found threatening to cut bits off with a knife stopped the sniggers. Especially after she'd eaten a banana and two walnuts for lunch one day. She'd cracked the walnuts with her bare hands and the boys had positively winced by the time she'd finished biting into the fruit. She'd enjoyed the banana too: wasn't often she had it. The walnuts she could take or leave...

There'd been some talk about her being a Dyke after that, which was just nonsense: she liked a good porn movie as much as the next person, and her tastes were pretty normal.

She gestured with her head to Joelle

"We're new to all this Hogwarts stuff, so only have a couple of spells in our heads. But it's a pretty scary Hogwarts! We had a run in with a Terminator on a two headed dog, got saved by a Jedi with a flaming sword after getting caught up with some shit headed gun runners. What about yourself"

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Dennis Monahan
 player, 13 posts
Wed 13 May 2015
at 19:11
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
In reply to Susan Brooks (msg # 101):

 He looks from one girl to the next for a moment, mouth agape. " Are you for reals?" He finally is able to get out.

"I ain't done nothin special like that. Almost caught me a gremlin, but he won't all that. I ain't messin wit you, that's for damn sure."
Susan Brooks
 player, 136 posts
Wed 13 May 2015
at 19:34
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
Susan's light mood evaporated a little "Yeah" she said "Poor bastard. Sort of. He tried to kill us. And now he's dead. It was pretty horrible. Kiva" she gestured to the teacher "Went all Jedi. Flaming sword. Parrying crossbow bolts the works. She tanked the two headed dog. I managed to survive the terminator trying to kill me. Joelle, Mr Litwak and Victor blew the dog back to hell. Maybe even literally: it had poison, and was as big as a pony. I got it's blood all over my designer tracksuit. Ruined it. Cost me fifty dollars. We all nearly died" she sighed. The mess wasn't over yet. "There was a deal going on between a rat faced incompetent double crossing drug runner, and a wannabe illegal gun merchant. The gun merchant is now being questioned by the local crime boss, so I don't think he's having a very good time"

"I think Mr Litwak has cleaned up most of the mess, but there are still some loose ends"

"Before that of course we get attacked by the mutant dogs with lots of eyes that cast spells and took hostages to get us to come out and fight them"
Susan gestured with her head "Joelle here put the hurt in on the dogs. Mr Litwak had to neuralyzer the muggles so they don't remember anything"

She gave out a long breath, and the darkness seemed to leave with her

"You can mess with us Dennis" she said kindly, and held out her hand for a high five. "As long as your remember we are Red Hot Chicks, and not just Hot Chicks." she glanced towards Kiva, wondering when the lesson was going to start
Dennis Monahan
 player, 17 posts
Wed 13 May 2015
at 21:33
Re: [Episode 1.5] Greener on the Other Side
In reply to Susan Brooks (msg # 103):

 " Got it red hot chicka," he says with a broad smile. If he believed her or not, he hid it well.