Alessa waited for about five minutes at the house entrace for everyone to get ready.
Shelly was the next one out, having been ready for quite a while. The air was pretty warm. Not as warm as Shelly would have liked it though. It was part of the reverse seasons in Australia. This was going to be winter when it was her summer. Still, it couldn't be helped it seemed. Taking winter... SUMMER classes wouldn't be very fun at all for everyone involved. Housemates or worried parents back at home.
Shaen had nothing to grab from upstairs and so had followed Alessa and Shelly outside. On the trees the leaves had started to change color and a gentle breeze blew past occasionally. Fall was indeed coming. With not much to say to the two he simply sipped at his coffee, waiting for the others to join them.
It didn't take Esmeralda long to slip into her swim suit and slip a Tee and a pair of jeans shorts, reaching her mid-thigh, over that. When she headed back down, he had her towel and other things in a bag slung over her shoulder. "So Alessa, were is this pool of yours?"
"Very nice.", Alessa said, "Here...", Alessa pointed at the public pool 10 minutes away on the small map.
Kit and Nathan came down roughly together. Due to his head start, kit actually looked ready, he had a loosely buttoned, and only somewhat crushed blue shirt one, and a pair of cargo pants and sandals. His bag was loosing hanging from his shoulder by a strap, and he was laughing at Nathan, who was still stuffing his own towel into a string bag, scowling at his newly branded rival.
Kit bounded down the last few steps and stuck his head into the great room. "Okay land lubbers and loner ninja turtles! The rest of us are heading out swimming! This is your last call, I think, for you to come and mingle and associate and all those fun stuff. Unless you are the ninja turtle and want to go brood in your room again."
[Here they be ninja Turtles]
"Or just emo!" Shelly added from out on the porch. "No? All right then!" She shrugged. "Guess we're all there is. Shall we?"
Alessa lead the group down towards the public pool, "Follow me gang."
"Oh? Are you Daphne now?" Kit joked and he jogged out of the house. "Does that make me Shaggy?"
"No it makes you Scooby.", Alessa said without missing a beat.
"Rookay!" Kit grinned in parody.
Shelly followed close by, enjoying the warm weather while it lasted. "What's that make me then?" Shelly asked. Well... the cooler weather at any rate. When they arrived, Shelly rooted through her pocket to get the change that she needed. "What's the entry fee? five dollars or something?"
Shaen followed along, sipping away at his mug of coffee as he walked.
Nathan shrugged. "I think think it is more like three," he said.
"That's good. cause... That's all i brought." Shelly siad and paid her entry fee. "See you in the pool." She said and went off to the changeroom.
After the group arrived, Alessa entered the changing room picked out a locker and dropped her clothes. Since she already had her swimsuit under her clothes she was in and out in a flash. "Shelly, I'll wait for you by the pool.", Alessa said.
Shelly was the next to enter. after picking out a locker and making sure no one was looking, she shed her clothes then donned the swimsuit. "you don't have to," she called from over a locker. Once she had put it on, she headed to the showers to get herself a little wet before leaving and jumping into the water, diving into the deep end gracefully.
Swim check: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3817559/ 4...
However, because Shelly wasn't that good a swimmer, she sank to the bottom rather quickly.
Swim check 2: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3817563/ 18
She was able to recover soon after though and quickly swam to the top, taking in a breath. "Whoo!"
Alessa ran to the pool thinking to jump in.
She jumps clearly not gracefully and trips over the side of the pool, slamming into the water but Alessa is able to recover easily.
"Ahhh.", Alessa sighed as she swam over to Shelly. Alessa loved the water. "Hey there", she said.
"Hey!" Shelly replied, having a little trouble swimming, but she was able to keep her head above water.
"I try to get about an hour of swimming each day.", Alessa said while wading.
"You getto do it a lot where you're from?" She said, twirling in the water a little. "I try going as often as I can. Think you'll be a scuba diver or something?"
"Probably not, I enjoy swimming, but it's not going to be a career or anything.", Alessa said. She splashed around, and then floated on her back simply feeling the water on her back.
"Ah well." She said and began to swim a few laps. Swimming in the ocean had given her some decent strength to swim along in the water. That, and she was decent enough so that she could swim out when there was a call for it. Sharks or jellyfish. usually sharks though since they were more visible.
swim: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3817569/ 18
Esmaralda didn't quite get into the swimming at the moment. Instead, she found a nce sunny spot by the pool, claimed a chair and sprawled on it in a manner that attracted many eyes. Her two piece was quite the item; a string bikini in pure black.
Alessa followed along with backstroke, swimming alongside Shelly. Alessa was by no means a competition swimmer but she was still more than competent. "What do you think of the pharmaceutical testing we're about to get into?", she asked.
"Not really sure. I mean, I think it might as well be superpowers or nothing." Shelly replied, grabbing hold of a ledge. "Might not be some good superpowers, but at least we don't be some mutant freaks or something. and it's less then the asthma meds."
Kit contented himself with watching the girls swim for the moment. Rather than heading to a locker, he simply stripped off his shirt and dropped his pants by the poolside, revealing his swim trunks underneath. He stretched, and padded over to the deep end. 18 feet. He changed his mind and settled for the ten foot deep section. The customary no diving sign wasn't around, so he tried for a , simple dive, arching up as he neared the bottom, letting his chest brush the pool's base. [Swimming=14]
Kicking strongly, he propelled himself towards the shallows, trying to see through the water as best as he can. [Swim =11]
"I feel this will be a rewarding experience. I suppose we won't know until testing starts. Still light superpowers would be great.", Alessa said to Shelly, still floating on her back, then twirling to emphasize her point.
Shelly kicked off the ledge and began swimming to the shallow end, feeling a little tired with the swimming. swim: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3817604/ 8
On second thought, make that very tired as she began sinking. She tried treading water for a moment and almost succeeded but soon went under. She took a deep breath before she did though. swim: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3817608/ ffffff...2
This was starting to be a problem. She needed air soon. Shelly began thrashing to try and get attention.
Alessa could see Shelly thrasing around. "You okay there girl?"
Shelly was starting to get worried. thrashing madly, she tried to get attention, nearly breaking the surface, but she wasn't able to get to the surface.
Swim: invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3817617/ 9
con check: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3817625/ oh shit
Shaen had been simply lounging by the poolside, on one of the spare chairs, sipping away at his coffee. The others seemed to be having fun in the pool, but Shelly seemed to have disappeared for the moment. (http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/3817750/ Spot Check: 4, Apparently Shaen is blinder than a bat)
Shelly's lungs were burning. She knew she had to hold her mouth shut, but it was no good. she needed air! Reflexively, she did the worst thing she could do and inhaled. Instantly, her lungs were burning as she tried to force the water out by coughing... only to let more water in. Bubbles rapidly escaped from her mouth and she soon fell unconscious.
Esmeralda removed her shades and sat up as Alessa dove in, she was too far to actually be of help, but she added her voice to the murmur of concerned onlookers.
Alessa dived down and got her arms around Shelly's stomach. She slipped and tried again and again to save her. Swim DC 18: 1d20+6=13
Nathan was somewhat oblivious as he showed off his abs on a pool chair, but he looked up as the lifeguard dove (Baywatch!=17) into the pool to do his job, cutting sharply through the water as he dove in as he training taught.
Finally noticing that something was obviously wrong when the lifeguard made a splash with his dive, Shaen hauled his ass out of the chair and scanned the pool. Noticing Shelly under the surface and struggling intensely, he would have face palmed if it wasn't for the fact that there was someone in danger of dying. Thankfully, it seemed that the lifeguard had the situation under control, at least as much as you could say with someone drowning.
1d20+6=24, 1d20+6=14, 1d20+6=19
//Finally some success
Alessa tried again, but the lifeguard already saved her. Alessa crawled out of the pool.
When he reached them, he helped Alessa pull and push the limp Shelly out of the water. (Baywatch Rescue!=22) Together, he and Alessa pulled Shelly unto the pool's deckside. A small circle of people started to gather around the,
Kit, who came close enough to notice what was going on, rapidly surfaced nearby them. (Swim=13). He pulled himself up after them. "Alessa, what happened? Alessa!"
Shelly meanwhile lay there, not breathing.
"I don't know, she was fine for a moment, then all this.", Alessa said with sorrow. She looked like she was about to cry.
The lifeguard quickly arranged her body and started performing CPR, alternately pumping her chest and breathing into her mouth. (CPR=11 Fail)
"She's gonna be alright, right?" Kit asked. He didn't crowd the man; though he didn't really know CPR, he didn't think being in his face would help. Nathan and Esmeralda expressed similar concerns.
As he watched the lifeguard work over Shelly, the mood was somber. The others gathered around the unconscious girl, worry clear on their expressions. There wasn't anything he could do but pull out his cell and dial for EMS. As the operator picked up, Shaen found himself reciting the information with strange clarity; their location, what had happened, etc. Yet before he could finish, he found out that one of the other active lifeguards had already made the call.
The man didn't say anything, he just worked harder. (CPR=11 Fail) One of his coworkers hurried over with a med kit.
On the third time through the motions, water finally poured out of Shelly's mouth. (CPR =17) He kept working over her until she started breathing.
CPR (1d20+6=8) Fail
CPR (1d20+6=7) Fail, loosing hp again... -1
The murmurs gained in intensity as they struggled to resuscitate the girl. Kit was panicky. "Is she okay?" he asked over and over again.
"An ambulance is on the way," the second lifeguard responded curtly.
CPR (1d20+6=20) stabilized
CPR (1d20+6=23) Finally!
Shelly gasped and inhaled deeply, bolting awake after the water finally left her lungs. She curled up in pain and looked like she was crying, but really was just struggling to breath.
"Shelly!" Kit cried out, grasping her hand. He looked somewhere between heavy relief and confusion as he wasn't sure what the correct procedure would be. "You're okay! I thought you were... you now...You're okay..."
"Shelly!, You alright....When I heard I feared the worst."
"Don't crowd her! Give her air!" the lifeguard snapped. He turned Shelly on her side and arranged her in the recovery position.
Shelly couldn't respond even if she wanted to. every breath was setting fire to her lungs but she couldn't stop. She started crying from the pain of just breathing, tears streaming down her face. or it might have been water beading off her waterlogged hair and down her face.
Alessa had just met this girl, but seeing her suffer in this way was hard. "Oh Shelly, I hope you recover.", Alessa said taking her hand.
Shaen had joined the crowd after the call, worried about Shelly. Thankfully it seemed that the lifeguard had managed to resuscitate her and it wouldn't end in a tragedy.
Shelly was rolling on the ground in pain. This was almost as bad as when she was stung by a platypus. Almost. She tried to stand up, but just settled for curling into a ball, finally starting to sob.
Alessa patted her on the back while trying to comfort her. She looked so helpless curled up like that. "It will be alright, Shelly, help is on their way.", Alessa said.
"Stray straight!" the life guard instructed. "You will fell better that way!" He set Shelly in to the recovery position again. "The ambulance will be here shortly."
Kit was pacing somewhat, but he stopped suddenly. He headed over to were he left his bag and rummaged for his phone. "Alessa, do you have the number for the house?"
Shelly tried reflexivly to keep hersef curled up, but she was forced to stay stright, yelping in pain.
Alessa rushed into the changing room to retrieve her cell phone from her bag a and then back out to meet Kit. "What do we need to call the house for?"
Kit took the phone from her before answering. It was more complicated than his cheap, and somewhat old, model, but he was a young person. Young people had an intuitive understanding of toys. He found he phone book, and picked the most recently saved number. "This the house?" he asked, showing the number to her.
"Yeah.", Alessa said, too scared for Shelly to concern herself over who used her phone.
"Good. We should have gotten numbers before we left," he said as he texted the number to his own phone.
"I never expected this would happen though.", Alessa said with apprehension.
"True, true," he murmured. As soon as it was sent, he saved his own number on her phone (as Emperor Kit) before using it to call the house as he saved the two new numbers, Alessa's and the house's, to his own phone.
Meanwhile, at the house, Vasily had reached the wi-fi codes long ago and already put them at the good use. He had no idea of the drama that could happen at the pool and simply sat in front of his computer, browsing the web and drawing stuff with his digitiser...
...He wasn't in mood for something grand. He simply wanted to draw some lineart of his characters in some industrial environment, with evil factory behind them. And yes, they were all felines. And yes, the factories were Soviet. Or some sort of evilish Soviet factories.
Craft (Visual): 8
The first time Vasily did the basic scetch, it was so terrible he instantly removed it from his compute, cursing himself for incompetence.
Craft (Visual): 19
This time, the scetch seemed better. However, Vasily's perfectionism prevented him from accepting this piece of art. He knew he could do better and started over.
Craft (Visual): 25
Finally, a worthy scetch! Vasily was fairly impressed and was even glad that he had to retry this thing only three times before getting a normal start. After some time Vasily improved the lines and made them look better, less messy than the original scetch. He enjoyed doing the art - it was the way for him to escape the boring reality, to play god and create worlds, to create stories with minimum writing skills. And it was a handy skill for an indie game maker - someone he wanted eventually to become.
He didn't expect that his wish to become one that he was obsessed with would be at this cost. However, he would bring his surprising reaction later... A weirdo after all.
Finally, the lineart was ready. But Vasily knew that it wasn't enough. Every picture gets a lot of impression on the viewer if it got proper shading. Using the magic of photoshop and digital art he expiremented with different lights and finally found his way through this important part of making images.
The image was done, saved under the name "Industrial_party.png" and "indguysandfactoryonbckground.psd". And then...
==========================THE TIMELINES UNITE!======================
The phones were portables, one at each end of the second floor, though none in the rooms, one in the study. On the first floor, there were sets in the great room, common, study and in the residents room. They all started ringing.
"I'll take it!" Vasily yelled to indicate the second antisocial person there that he was going to talk with the caller first. After getting up from his cosy place he felt uneasy a bit, but discarded the feeling, being afraid that he was paranoid.
"Hallo, Vasily's on the phone" he said. after picking up the call on the nearest phone.
"It's Kit. Long story short; Shelly almost drowned at the pool. They are taking her to the hospital." Kit explained quickly. "I'm going to see if I can go with her."
"Hah, nice try, I am not falling for that." Vasily said, obviously not believing that someone could ACTUALLY get nearly drown in the safe enviroment, shallow water and damn load of people maintaining the security there. You need a damn load of unluck and unskill to actually do so.
"Scout's honor," Kit said sharply. "I'm not sure if the others will hang around or head back to the house..." He turned to the life guard. "Where is the hospital from here?"
"About five minutes. Barton and Wellington."
He had looked over a map, yes, but he wasn't certian where that was, only that grove street was off Wellington. To Vasily, though he hadn't moved the phone from his mouth, he continued. "The hospital is somewhere down Wellington from the house, there's bound to be a list of emergency services somewhere..."
"I'll try to get there as fast as I could." Vasily said becoming nervous. This is getting awkwardly terrible.
"Not yet. ID. I don't think she brought any with her. Um, Shels, where did you put you IDs? Purse? Dresser?" he said, crouching beside her.
Shelly was still in quite a lot of pain and mental trauma. she pointed to the changeroom but still didn't say anything. her breathing was becoming steadier, but she still wasn't up for talking. and she was getting quite cold. she was shivering.
Alessa went to fetch her swimming bag, she had a towel for Shelly to cover herself to keep her warm. She handed Shelly the towel.
Shelly took the towel, pulling it around herself as tightly as she could. She was shaking like a leaf from the fear.
"Keep still," the female lifeguard urged. "Try not to move around too much."
Alessa was still sopping wet from the water, but it was evaporating off her skin as she kneeled there in the sun.
"Okay, scratch that. She has it with her. Well, it's in the changing room. Alessa will grab it." The wailing sirens of an ambulance slowly made itself heard. "We are going to..." He glanced at the life guard.
Alessa ran recklessly back into the changing room to collect Shelly's bags.
Balance DC 17 (Coming and Going):
Alessa slipped and slid straight into a wall as she was leaving. Picking herself up as if nothing had happened. She returned with Shelly's and her own bag slung over one shoulder.
"I'm alright, I'm alright.", she said returning to Kit and Shelly's side.
Shelly went through her wallet as soon as she found it, still shivering, but upon checking everything was in there, still clenched the towel tighter. "S-s-sauna...?" She asked, her throat in pain from talking. in there, she could warm up.
"Sorry, no sauna here, try not to speak, you're still weak.", Alessa said, her ears still ringing from slipping earlier. Alessa had no outstanding injuries from slipping. This happened all the time for her, she was used to it.
"Hamilton General Hospital," Kit said, expanding the acronym from common knowledge. He winced as Alessa took a fall. Every decent sized city seemed to have a X-General Hospital. He stuck his phone out in Shaen's general direction and pantomimed punching in a number. "There is a city bus system map on my bed, I picked it up at the train station this morning," he added the last part as a somewhat unnecessary justification to Alessa. "You should be able to find a route to get there. If you go that is."
"Going, see ya." Vasily said in the phone before it going silent. Unexpected events are unexpected...
Grabbing the phone off Kit, Shaen punched in his own number and glanced at Kit's. Handing the phone back, he pulled out his own and saved Kit's into his own. He then turned to the other bystanders to this whole situation, Nathan and Esmeralda. "So...... are you two going to be heading back to the dorm or?" he asked, trying to read their expressions on the whole fiasco.
"If the others are heading too, it would make more sense for use to leave from here. It's faster. If you know where we are going, that it," Nathan finished.
"I'll accompany you," Esmeralda said breezily, her towel trickily wrapped into a skirt and her tee-shirt back in place.
Shelly was soon taken into the care of the paramedics, carried off on a stretcher. While she was still in quite a lot of pain, she laid out straight in the recovery position.
Alessa followed her into the back of the ambulance. Alessa in particular had no time to get her everyday clothes back on before getting into the ambulance.
Kit simply stuffed the cargo pants into his bag and shrugged his shirt on quickly before retrieving his phone and arguing with the paramedics about his and Alessa's right to accompany them. The selling point seemed to be the fact that she was a foreigner.. The paramedics worked busily to secure Shelly to the gurney. One set her up with a small pillow and strapped and oxygen mask to her face while the other readied the blood pressure cuff and monitors, vitals showing up on the small machine they were attached to. Inside, the sound of the siren was muffled.
Shelly was wide awake, not even considering sleeping as she was safely inside the ambulance. Oxygen... precious oxygen. She'd have to talk to Alessa sometime. she was a good swimmer and she didn't want to drown when she went into the ocean again. She was still wide awake. She wouldn't be sleeping for a while.
"Does she have an health care card or any sort of ID?" one of the paramedics asked.
Alessa clasped Shelly's hand, and then handed Kit Shelly's bag. "You'll be alright now.", Alessa said retrieving her towel.
Kit took it and fumbled around before he found her international health care card. The paramedic took it and started recording information on a printed form, referencing his machines as he did. His partner pressed a button and announced their projected arrived to the dispatch so it could be forwarded to the hospital.
Shelly took Alessa's hand, mouthing out "Thank you" to her and Kitler for being with her.
Kit carefully brushed his hand over Shelly's hair and, after a moment, started sopping up the water with his towel.
Giving the trio a small wave as they left with the paramedics, he shrugged at Nathan. "I'll head over to the hospital for now," he said before strolling over to his seat and picking up the unfinished mug of coffee. A sip revealed it to be still warm and full of flavour, a miracle one could say. "Should I wait or?" he asked Nathan who was still in his swim wear. Esmeralda on the other hand seemed ready to go.
"I suppose we should go. They will be reaching quickly thanks to the ambulance. Do you know were we are going?" Nathan asked as he toweled off and pulled his shirt on.
"Yeah, been there a few times. Bout a 15 minute walk away from here." he answered Nathan before taking yet another sip from his mug. Seeing that Nathan was basically ready, Shaen began to walk ahead. Stepping out of the building Shaen caught the sounds of the ambulance fading in the distance. At the very least he wouldn't have to sit around waiting for answers when they got to the hospital. Maybe...
Esmeralda was silent as she followed Shaen, and Nathan was watching the sway of her hips and bottom. "A good walk doesn't sound so bad. The time will work for us." he said. And he wasn't just talking about the processing time for Shelly.
And they walked... and walked... and walked... and presumably talked. And talked. And talked. And Nathan stared.
Alessa dryed out her hair while sitting in the back. "She should be fine now", Alessa said to Kit but she sounded like she was trying to convince herself.
Shelly was still waiting, hoping her hospital stay wouldn't be to long. What would it say if she missed her first classes or treatments because she nearly drowned? she was starting to redden in the cheeks, embarrassed.
"I guess so... I mean I hope so... I mean.. urg." Kit did know what he was supposed to be feeling. He felt useless just drying the pooling water from around Shelly's head and shoulders. In fact, he was beginning to feel unsure as to while he was even came. He should have walked. He had no reason to think that Shelly wasn't a big girl able to take care of herself....
The paramedic noticed Shelly's increased pressure and heat beat, but when she glanced at her and noticed the blush, she didn't comment.
Shelly looked away from the nurse, taking slow, steady breaths to calm herself down. She glanced around, wondering where they were and how far away they were to the hospital.
The ambulance slowed and rocked as it pulled into the hospital's back entrance. A short while later, the medics opened the doors and handed off Shelly to the nurses of HGH who quickly wheeled her inside to to the trauma center. Kit and Alessa were allowed to follow for a while, but were eventually detoured to the general administration area.
Shelly watched and waited, hoping that she wouldn't be here long. She was sad that her friends couldn't come in with her, but there wasn't anything she could do. All she could do now was to keep taking in breaths.
Alessa found herself a seat in the general administration area. She was still in her swimsuit, having been too flustered to change into her everyday clothes. At least she was dry now. "Kit, how are you doing, I hope Shelly will be alright.", Alessa said.
"Hey, there." Vasily said, walking into administation area of the hospital. "So I see... She actually drowned?" he asked, not believing in such a trivial way of getting endangered.
"She's alive, but in pain, honestly I was just as surprised as you probably were and I was in the pool when it happened.", Alessa said.
"What has exactly happened?" Vasily questioned "I just really want to believe that it was nothing more than bad luck."
"I believe it really was just bad luck, she was swimming along and suddenly she just went under.", Alessa said standing up.
"That's weird" Vasily said, scratching his head "I am not going to think about this event for long, because if I would, I'll end up with entire conspiracy theory."
"Have you just considered that she's bad at swimming?", Alessa replied, "Although I still find it odd she managed to drown in a public pool,It's just so unexpected."
"You know, I thought I would be to one making fun or her about that," Kit sighed with a slight smile as he slumped into one of the chairs.
"You can't be that bad at swimming to get drown in a pool." Vasily said. "Give me a chance, though, and I'll get drown in a puddle."
"I only mention that because I feel it's beneficial for her to learn how to float, I'd teach her myself if need be.", Alessa said.
"If she goes into a pool again, I'm making sure she wears those arm floaties," Kit muttered.
"Get her one of those float rings too, we can't be too sure with Shelly.", Alessa said.
"And some of the lifesaving machines." Vasily said "There totally should be ones that help people to breathe after getting drowned."
"I.... don't think they have those," Kit said uncertainly. "Maybe you should get the patent on it."
"Sure you don't mean the candy...honestly the important thing is that she floats in the future, a couple inflatable flotation devices should help..", Alessa said
"I am going to make one for sure." Vasily said without being unserious. He can make one, actually, and he was fairly confident in it.
Alessa felt it was important to either teach Shelly how to swim, if that couldn't be done they had to use floaties to prevent this from happening again.
"How do you know that she plans to swim again?" Kit smirked. "People suffer trauma for less."
"Every psychology is Freudian, huh, Kit?" Vasily remarked "The people don't get traumas for such things. Sure, maybe a slight fear, but nothing a semi-competent psychologist couldn't handle."
"Never doubt the overcompensating power of the human mind," Kit declared grandly, though not so grandly to disturb the other people in the area.
"That's why I am studying psychology out of pure curiosity." Vasily said, finally deciding to sit down.
"We'll deal with that when it comes up, what she needs is confidence.", Alessa said.Sandwiched between two boys, Alessa began to get nervous.
Kit chuckled a bit, cheering up some. He chewed on his lip, then leaned forward a bit and started taking off his shirt.
Deciding to participate in the upcoming hilarity, Vasily wanted to take it the wrong way. However, knowing that he would be misunderstood, he decided not to do whatever his mind has came up with and instead he replied to the actions with an enigmatic chuckle.
Kit was getting rather odd looks from those around him, but he ignored them, mostly from past experience of getting odd looks, and managed to get the shirt of easily enough. He handed it to Alessa. "Here, sitting in your swimsuit alone isn't all that comfy, is it?"
"Really...you shouldn't have...", Alessa said handing his shirt off to Vasily. Her black one-piece was now bone dry. The frills formed a sort of miniskirt around her waist. She was too preoccupied to care how cold she was sitting in only her swimsuit. "I'm fine, really."
"AWW YEAH, A SHIRT." Vasily said louder than he should and managed to draw the attention from Kit to himself. And he wasn't that happy to get it. "Not that if I need it though, Kit." Vasily said, being slightly nervous about the amount of people staring at him.
"Fine," Kit sighed, snatching his shirt from Vasily. "Once again you've stomped chivalry into the ground."
"Don't think of it like that, think of it as I don't want to wear your shirt.", Alessa jabbed.
"You have a cruel sadistic streak in you, you know that?" Kit smiled as he put his shirt back on. Probably a good thing, considering the glare the nurse at the station was giving him.
"You haven't seen a real sadist, Kit." Vasily said calmly and a bit enigmaticaly.
"Let's not get into that Vasily...there are children here.", Alessa said poking Kit in the arm.
"Eh, why do you think I've meant myself?" Vasily said, throwing his hands into air as if he was surrendering. He always did that for inappropriate reasons, and no one could really figure out what could it mean each time. "Let's change the theme of discussion, it heads the wrong way."
"Hmm... what about ice cream?" Kit suggested.
"Mayhaps, wonder how Shelly's doing, although there might be an ice cream place around I dunno.", Alessa asked seemingly distracted.
"What's about Shelly, then what's about ice cream." Vasily said, looking around "I still don't know the most of the story."
"There really isn't much to tell that we haven't already. Dang, it's cold in here...", Alessa said starting to shiver, she wrapped her arms around her body.
"You didn't want the shirt," Kit pointed out.
"Correction I didn't want your shirt", Alessa said bringing her tower out of her bag. She wrapped up her upper body in the towel.
"Wouldn't a damp towel only make it worse?" Kit asked innocently.
"It's better than nothing.", Alessa said, .
"And a shirt?" Kit smiled.
"I don't think you understand, it's your shirt.", Alessa said, "Why did they turn the AC on so high".Alessa hugged herself across her stomach to keep herself warm.
"Alternating circuit?" Vasily questioned
"Closed system wiring," Kit countered. "And I am getting the impression that you don't like me Alessa..."
"Nah you're alright...it'll take a lot for you to become Nathan...", Alessa said while still shivering slightly. "I just really dont....like borrowing people's clothing...."
"It's people like you that keep kicking chivalry while it's down," Kit sighed theatrically.
"Do you wish for me to tie myself up so you can come rescue me, there's a reason chivalry is down." Alessa rolled her eyes.
"Yes, I can even lend you a hand at tying..." Vasily silently said, already regretting mentioning this.
Alessa didn't expect such an enthusiastic response. "We'll see about that Vasily, I'm not sure how the damsel in distress look would work for me.", she said sarcastically, giving a cautious smile.
"You know... chivalry is more than that..." Kit said, deadpan. "And why don't you smile at me?"
"Because Evil Is Sexy." Vasily said, hoping for Kit to know this damn trope instead of misunderstanding him.
//TROPE PAGE: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EvilIsSexy"
"And I'd appreciate that, but I'm just not comfortable borrowing clothes.", Alessa said to Kit with a smile, "Are you concerned I don't appreciate you??".
"If I ever catch you in someone else's pants, I'm calling you out on it," Kit warned. Then he paused. "Clothes. Someone else's clothes."
"In the short time you've known me, have you known me to wear pants? I suppose you're hoping I get in your pants, nice try, but no.", Alessa said to Kit with a mischevious smile, "Don't worry about it Vasily."
"Oh well, I've suddenly realised that we got there yet again!" Vasily said, suddenly realising that the discussion train LOVES to crash into "those" places. "Maybe we'll try to see Shelly now?"
"Before this train flies off the rails, why don't we.", Alessa said standing up still wrapped up in her towel to try and keep warm.
"Is everyone in Canada thinking that walking around in public places wrapped in towels is totally fine?" Vasily said, finally realising the abnormality of Alessa's state.
"Only those that refuse chivalry," Kit explained.
"And I explained it, I'm not refusing chivalry just your shirt.", Alessa said giving Kit a friendly look. "Suppose I can trust you two to wait while I change."
"What woe, to be scorned," Kit said, swooning into the seat with the air of a Shakespearean actor. He glanced over at Vasily. "Ever wonder why no one says 'hell hath no fury like a man scorned'?"
"I have no idea what does this "Ye olde English" sentence mean." Vasily honestly replied.
"So I can trust you two to wait then", Alessa said walking over to the lady's room with her swimming bag. She walked out a short while later wearing a navy blue tank top and pleated skirt, she was still shivering from the cold."Shall..we...be...going...then?", she said through chattering teeth.
"Sure, Allstar," Kit said, shifting to a more upright position. To Vasily, he explained. "It's from a play. Some lady named Zara or something like that said it. 'Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turn, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.'"
"That...nickname...is...not..catching...on", Alessa said walking over.
"Riiiight..." Vasily said, rising up from chair "Move up, komrades."
"Whatever you say Allstar," Kit beamed at her. He got up too. "Sure thing Big Brother. Where do you plan to go?"
"Big Brother?" Vasily replied, quite surprised with the nickname. He knew the literature, but the irony behind word "big" was giant... "Anyway, we were planning to go and visit Shelly. We can do it, right?"
"Lead...the...way...comrade...", Alessa said still shivering.
===For when Yellow comes on===
The doctors did a some what routine check up on Shelly, concerned about the prolonged period of unconsciousness that the life guards reported. They couldn't really find much for a cause or reason, and prescribed resting and avoiding strenuous activities for a day or so.
Shelly meanwhile perked up a little and waved hi to the doctors as they came in. There wasn't much else she could do aside from getting healthy again. With the prescriptions, she nodded. "Works for me." She said, slowly.
She was ushered out in the Administrative area and abandoned to find her own way home.
"Hey Shelly, how are you feeling?", Alessa asked hugging her friend.
Vasily silently stood nearby, making a waving gesture to Shelly so she would know he is here as well.
"The correct term is how are we feeling, Damsel," Kit said, coming up behind Alessa. "So, how are we feeling, She-sells?"
"I've been better." Shelly said, still slowly. "I don't know what happened... I just got really tired all of a sudden."
"I give up Kit, have whatever nickname you want.", Alessa said still hugging her.
"Did I miss something?" Shelly asked, confused.
"She has this martyred look she puts on whenever I call her Allstar," He glanced at her to see if she was making it. "So I decided to go with Damsel. Since she has such a fine appreciation for chivalry in a gentleman."
"By the way, Shelly, you are free to go home?" Vasily said, becoming quite concerned about "got really tired out of sudden" part. This rarely happens without help... Or is he just paranoid?
"Sounds more like a nickname for me since I needed saving." Shelly said.
"True, but She-sells fits you better. Hmm... not sure how a glomp translates to the real world so..." Kit stepped forward and gave Shelly a big hug. Then grinned at her. "Glad your okay, and never do that to me, ah, us again."
"Awww thanks, Kitler. Don't worry, I won't go swimming again. Least not without water wings or something." She said, returning the hug to both of them. She smiled, holding the two. She was grateful to be alive right now. When she heard Vasily, she shook her heads. "Yeah. I'll be leaving in a bit." She said. "Just gimmie a little time." she said.
"One big dysfunctional family...", Alessa said noting as Kit joined in the hug. Alessa didn't object, at least she wasn't as cold now. They really should be heading back soon. Alessa's stomach started growling. She still wasn't willing to break the hug. The moment was warming her.
"Обнимашки, ё!" Vasily said in pure Russian (that literally meant "Hugs, oh my!", but with more "cute" meaning added to it). However, he didn't join the action, but instead took himself under control (he was really sure that he could have joined them, but realised that it would be weird) and said "Nice. I feel safer when there are more people covering me from possible conspiracies."
//Yellow altered Seashell's response ^^
"You know Vas, not everything is a conspiracy theory," Kit sighed.
//this isn't done yet..grey yellow we should grab vasily and all head back to the house