The World Of Phantoms
James chuckled as Eli finished his introduction and said "Try to keep visible while in class Eli, makes it easier to keep track of you and make sure you don't wander off, although with the special cameras installed, that'd be pretty hard." He pointed to one and said "They are designed to trace all psychic presences so even if you were invisible, they'd be able to keep your location on tab. Now to the basics of this class." He began to write some things on the chalkboard behind him, mainly random facts and things most people would never need to know. After he finished, he turned back to them and said "This is not what we're gonna be doing in this class. What you guys will be learning mainly are things like how machines work, how to keep things running, and history. The reason is, you guys are the Last Generation of "standard" humans. Right now, you are normal, but we don't know the extent of the effects due to the Impact Aura event, so you guys have the duty to keep human history alive. Now, some information about what's going on in the world."
He pulled down a screen and turned on a projector to that began to show a picture of a CGI city in the Middle of the Atlantic Ocean. James smiled and said "So boys and girls, this is the amazingly named "Last City" a special project that all of the world is working on. It's about the size of New York city and it's supported to the ocean floor with high tech stabilizing pillars and such. Basically, all 600 plus of you are going to go here after a few years of schooling. You guys are gonna run the city yourselves, and you guys are gonna repopulate the earth with whatever beings are born from you. So, to make sure you can run this, we're gonna teach you everything we can about engineering, survival, economy, politics, all of that...Basically we're gonna teach you to run the world on your own. On top of that, we studied you five specifically because you each have unique abilities that can help keep the place under control. Basically...This school is the security branch of the Last City project. Mia with her hemokinesis could subdue people completely. Clair can project announcements to the city and keep everyone calm with her abilities. Eli, your invisibility makes it perfect for you to maintain a watchful eye on people with questionable practices. Chris can manipulate luck, probably the wild card of the group. James can manipulate objects with his psychokinesis, obviously good for subduing people as well. With the exception of Chris, each f you are well suited to keeping the peace among the LastGen in Last City."
His smile began to fade as he continued with several slides, ending on a slide that showed a projection of some unknown data. It continued words like "remaining years" and he said with a sigh "This a chart of the predicted rate of years normal humans have left to live. We thought the Impact Aura event merely ceased future reproduction for normal humans, but it's given us a cancer like disease. According to scientists, normal humans have about ten years left to live...I hope you all realize the gravity of the situation. In ten years, you five, in addition to maybe another ten or twenty below you, will be responsible for the remaining humans on the planet."
Mia just stared at the slides. She always thought the situation was grim, but not as bad as this. James shrugged and turned off the projector as he said "Well, usually each class would be about 2 hours, but since today is day one and it's just introductions, we'll end an hour early. You guys have an hour break before creative arts class." With that, he stood up and left them to their own devices. Mia looked over the schedule they all shared. Next was creative arts in 202, then lunch, finally P.E. and that would be it. Each class was 2 hours, and they got an hour for lunch, so that was a 7 hour day, meaning they finished at 2:15PM. She shrugged and stood up before looking at everyone else.
She smiled and walked up to James, the only one that spoke to her really, and smiled saying "James right? I'm Mia just in case you didn't hear me. Nice to meet you." She spoke to everyone now and said "Nice to meet all of you. Hopefully we won't bump heads to much." She was trying to brush off the grim bit of information they all just received, and she figured the best way to do that would be to getting to know everyone else better.
Canadian from Canadia
Chris didn't pay much to the last of the five when he introduced himself. Eli was his name, that was about as much as he shared anyway. He already understood that his power was to go invisible, of course if he could see him the power was useless in his eyes. As long as he maintained having fairly good or bad luck. Since their arrival Chris wondered why they were the only ones gathered especially with few people with powers. He didn't think much of the other powers and why they were too special, then again there was probably a proper use for some of them. When Chris snapped back into it the teacher, James, was telling them, Eli especially, that they could be tracked by special camera's to detect their powers. Well, I guess I won't be sneaking out anytime soon sadly. He sighed and began to rock in his chair again.
Finally it looked like they were about to start something when James began to write on the chalkboard in the front. Writing random facts that really didn't have any connection to what Chris had originally thought what it would be like. He then began to discuss the actual situation since "Impact Aura" and what the government actually planned. Chris had already been briefed about this stuff and he assumed the others had been too. But this time it was more serious. And more detailed. James didn't just explain the events of "Impact Aura" but also revealed information that was classified by the government. The main point was that time was running out quicker than anticipated for regular humans. They had an incurable cancer that meant normal humanity would likely be extinct in around 10 years. Adding another point to why this could be a curse and not a blessing. He began to lay the plan on heavily, they were the ones who would lead the new humanity into the future and carry on the race. Chris assumed that's why their subjects were so broad and why only 5 had been chosen. It was to save as much information in as little time as possible. In his explanation he also explained their powers roles in the new society. He was the "wildcard".
It was quite the large burden for most people but Chris wasn't too worried about it. First of all he could just depend on his luck to work all of it out, it's not like he would have to work to fulfill his requirements. Secondly, he wasn't too concerned about the fate of humanity. He wasn't to happy about helping people he didn't know and might just end up being criminals. Most of all he was scared. Sometimes people rejected him even though they had powers themselves. People would accuse him of changing their luck when things went wrong and ceased to talk with him. He didn't want to help a new generation that would only reject him. Despite all of the pain his power has brought him he still wasn't sure. Maybe this could be a chance for people to see what good his power could do. Maybe it could be the blessing he hoped it was. Either way that would have to wait. Even if he refused there was no way they'd let him go, especially with the information he has now. The camera's would prevent him from escaping and there wasn't anything to do with chance when it came to escaping so his power wouldn't help. He suddenly stopped rocking and stretched his arms. Well I guess if they really do all drop like flies in ten years I could just make my choice then. James had dismissed them and advised them to mingle with the others.
Chris looked around the room. He wasn't keen on the idea of mingling with the others but he didn't have much choice, there wasn't much to do outside the classroom. Everything was calm. Mia had approached James, Eli was still visible, and Claire was sat down, silent obviously. He put his hands in his pockets and began rummaging to no end. Eventually he faced the fact that there was nothing left to do but mingle after pulling out everything but the Gameboy he desperately searched for. Well, what now... He thought. James and Mia are talking I guess, Claire was maybe a little too energetic for me to handle, and Eli... Oh wait! Eli! A devilish grin appeared across his face. He didn't abuse his power but from what he seen of Eli, he might need to be taken down a notch. People like him usually take interest in his power so if he had to spend every class with him then he'll make sure he isn't bothered.
Chris stood up and turned to his neighbour. "Hey." He said, catching Eli's attention. "Your power is pretty cool so how about we make a bet. You use it to hide anywhere in this classroom and if I find you then you'll..." He paused, he wanted to take him down a notch but he needed a reason. Pondering for a little while he thought of something. "If I win you have to buy me... no, everyone here lunch for a week. If I lose... I'll make you the luckier than a leprechaun." He smiled at the thought of this extending his hand for a handshake. If his ego was really as big as it seemed he wouldn't turn down the chance to be lucky. As for lunch for everyone it was just to raise the stakes and pop his ego. Chris turned to Claire in the back row. "You'll vouch for our agreement right? Just so no one goes back on there word."
Next you'll say...
Claire gave forth a small low whistle as class ended. It was a big responsibility, and despite what the teacher said, she knew she had very little ability to keep peace in any capacity. She couldn't talk, so she couldn't direct crowds very well, and her ability had no offensive capability whatsoever. Still... maybe it could develop to be useful rather than the useless state it was currently in? Only time would tell, but she decided to put that much effort into it. It couldn't hurt, after all, and there wasnt much responsibility. After all, if the data they showed on screen was correct, maybe nobody would be around to hold her accountable? Claire would have laughed at that, if she could. She never could think of difficult stuff like that. It just wasn't in her nature.
Still, everyone's ability was so awesome! She was a bit jealous, and it showed on her face if anyone was watching, but she just as quickly shrugged it off. It was never her goal to be better than anyone else, and she never thought of herself as worse than anyone else either. As long as this 'new society' wasn't going to be some horrible dystopia, maybe she could find her proper place there... that'd be nice.
Well, that's more than enough thinking for one day! (；￣Д￣） Thinking too much like that always ended up just hurting her head. She briefly contemplated getting up and talking to someone, but instead she spent the next few minutes debating who to talk to. Some of the guys looked scary, but the girl was a bit scary, too, and was already talking to someone.
Just when she was in the middle of her thoughts, she was interrupted by one of her classmates wanting her to oversee a wager. From what she overheard, it involved lunch for a week, which sounded fantastic, so she was pretty eager to get involved. Besides, it didn't seem like there was any effort on her part.
Absolutely! Count me in! ( ・ω・) Claire nodded excitedly to display her willingness. She didn't really know what the game was about, but she could probably figure out where Eli was anyway by projecting images if it came down to it. Her images dissolved when they touched anybody, after all. Not that she would cheat or anything like that, though. Scratching her head briefly, she pulled out her sketchpad again and set to work scribbling something out on a blank page. The book itself looked like it had seen some heavy use, most of the pages filled with small phrases adorned with doodles, as though she had used this system for communication for a long time. When she was done, she showed both boys her work.
"I'm rooting for both of you~! ☆～（ゝ。∂）" She held up the book, giving a thumbs-up in her opposite hand and a horribly corny expression on her face with her tongue out.
James was a bit goofing off after his introduction. Not that he was not interested in their abilities, but he found them odd, at least. Manipulating luck, thatīs not something he was very fond off. Maybe it was because James could not rely on his luck, not that he had any of it. He wanted something, he had to work for it, and even then, it was not always enough. But when it mattered, things worked for him, but he mostly thanked to his effort for it. But Chris looked like a guy that could be trusted, and get along with. Thatīs was the important part. As for Eli, he was not entirely about sure. There was something about him that he did not like, maybe he was too self assure. Or maybe it were his powers. He was afraid that it might got into his head and might even start abusing them. Regardless, he had to work with him, but creating a friendship with him will be a bit difficult. Regardless, James decided to give it his best. After finishing, their teacher, Mr. Madison gave them an explanation about what is this all about, the Factual class. That was not all that shocking. But what is happening in the world around them was beyond scary. More than scary. It was impossible for him to imagine that everyone around him will disappear, that the world as it existed will no longer exist.
His head was now swarming with thoughts about their life in the future. He was completely ignoring the happenings around him. After a few seconds though, he looked at the slides before him. The planet was dying and their teacher remained calm. Something he deeply respected in the current situation. In ten years, they will have to grow from teenagers and young adults into people who can make sure the last remaining hope of humanity will not fail. Basically, the school was just about to prepare them for their new role in the coming years, not to allow them to adopt back into society as James previously thought. That makes things a lot more complicated. But another reason not to fail. James could not really imagine himself at that position as he was today, thatīs why he decided to do his best and become a person that can be there when the time comes. He looked around the class, to the rest of the people that will have to lead The Last City, with the remaining children like him. It was a scary thought, but he was pulled from his thoughts by Miaīs voice. He decided he will finish his thought process later.
" Yes, Iīm James. Nice to meet you too, Mia." he responded and looked up to her, but she continued, so he decided he will let her finish, then talk to her. Her words were simply, but they were the truth, they had to hold together, now more then ever. After she finished, he spoke up again. " Nicely said, Mia. To be honest, if I can, it sounds a bit ... scary. Be responsible for the last remaining people on Earth, what do you think ? " he asked her, just as Chris and Eli made a bet. He looked at him, trying to laugh at it, but he could not. He had little understanding for things like this, as he deemed them childish. He only shook his head and turned back to Mia. " But I think itīs going to be ... that we can do it. We will receive the best education we could. Also ... what would you say if we got to know each other, all of us a bit ... better ? " he asked her, looking toward the rest of the class. Especially Claire. He wanted to make sure she will feel comfortable in the class. " What ... what do you think ? " he asked, smiling at her, looking in her eyes.
"You're not the monster fox anymore. You're one of my team-mates from Konoha
"You guys piss me off so badly that I can't even express it in words
So I'll just tell you something about me
I'm no trash!! And I'll never become trash!! And I won't let you kill my comrades!!"
Lady of the Lake
Eli nodded his head at the instructor's warning. Sure, he'd stay visible. Not. What was he? A dog? He almost scoffed until James started speaking about the Impact Aura event. The rolling of the screen and humming of the projector forced Eli to begin paying attention. Scooting his bottom across the chair so that he was leaning forward, the young man propped his chin on his fist. Of course he had heard a little bit about the actual Impact Aura event, but most of that was simple stories that his parents had told him growing up. They had always called him a miracle, but he had never realized to what extent that was.
When repopulation was brought up, Eli couldn't help but smirk. Now that was something he could do. Running the world? That would be easy. Maybe he would be like Jack F Kennethy, a guy that use to be some bigshot before he actually got shot. As long as Eli stayed away from guns, he could have all the power and ladies he wanted. Well, out of however many ladies were included in a population of 600.
It was soon that the topic became very grim. Eli's stomach ached when a chart appeared on the screen. James's explanation didn't help the matters any. Cancer? Ten years? What about his parents? His mother? No, that couldn't happen to them. It wouldn't. This was all speculation anyway. Eli's blue eyes stared off into another world, studying the concrete on the way under the board. ...Ten years?
Eli jumped in surprise, his gaze breaking from the wall and finding their way to the voice's owner. It was that Luck guy. What was his name? Chris? Yeah, Eli was pretty sure that was what it was. "Yeah?" The guy's proposal was a pretty good one. All he had to do was hide? That would be easy enough, but- "What's the catch?" He raised his eyebrow, staring at the guy. "How do I know you won't get 'lucky' and just find me?" Eli studied him carefully, weighing his options. The chance at luck or just buying a bunch of losers for a week (Hell, maybe winning them over for his own fun)? His blue eyes glanced down at Chris's outstretched hand. As a smile spread acorss his face, Eli reached forth and clasped the guy's hand firmly, shaking it twice. "Deal."
He turned to Claire as Chris asked her to vouch for the deal. Eli wasn't one to break a promise, but this Chris dude probably was. Again, he couldn't help but grin at Claire's childish ways. Maybe childish was a bad word... Innocence was more like it. Out of everyone here, he probably liked her the most. "Alright, then. How about you count to 20 that way it gives me enough time to figure out what I want to do?" Eli started to kick his shoes off so the noise wouldn't give him away. With the smile still on his face, Eli exhaled and the comfortable tingle washed over him. "Good luck," he said with a chuckle to his own cleverness. Luck to a lucky boy. Get it? Yeah, Eli knew it was a bad joke.
He stood from his chair, scanning the room until he saw a bookcase in the far-side of the room. He was short enough that all he had to do was sit down on it and lay down. Decided that was his best bet, that's what Eli decided to do. In his socks, he made his way to the bookcase and lay down on his side atop it. Perfect.
The World Of Phantoms
Mia shrugged at James and simple said "I don't know how all of this will turn out. giving our abilities, it does make sense that we are gonna be keeping the city calm. You and I with our kinesis abilities will be ale to subdue a lot of people quite easily. Claire, well with her projection, if she can make them big enough she can do announcements to the city and maybe even prevent people from seeing horrible things, basically her power being able to keep people calm and informed, kind of like police giving conferences. Eli can at least sneak around, that's a decent ability. He can get tips and such by hanging around people, and they'd never know he was there. Finally there's Chris. Having someone who can manipulate luck helping to keep the peace should be useful."
When James asked about getting to know each other better, Mia nodded and said "We'll let those three handle the bet situation. Besides, I want to talk to you one on one for a bit. I've never met another kinesis user, not even while in government custody. Hell, most people were afraid of me until my personality got better. Everything was always cautious with me, not wanting to anger me for fear of my abilities...Even my own family wanted nothing to do with me, but it's understandable."
She sighed at the thought looked over to the other three and she chuckled. Because of her hemokinesis, she could sense were major sources of blood were, meaning she knew where Eli was and said to James "This is pretty interesting, although I'm pretty sure that Chris will win. Even if he's not trying, his ability still gives him an advantage. It's just like my hemokinesis. Whether I want to or not, I can tell where a mass of blood is within a god ten meters."
She smiled backed to James and asked "So, what about you? Since you have psychokinesis and a strong affinity for water, have you ever tried using blood?" She knew she tried to use regular hydrokinesis. She always wanted to have an ability that was a lot less intimidating than her natural gift, and since blood had water in it and was a liquid, she hoped that she would be able to use it, but sadly, she was only a blood user and nothing more.
Canadian from Canadia
Chris smiled as Eli shook his hand. Too easy. He thought as the wager was confirmed. Claire had agreed to look over their bet... or at least he thinks she did. It was hard to tell what exactly went through her head. Based on how she acted she must of been a fairly sheltered kid. Chris decided to ignore her, she was just too happy and energetic for his liking. He wasn't sure if she even understood the situation they were put in. She surely wasn't that dense. Well he hoped she wasn't but he seen enough surprises. Finally Eli kicked off his shoes to remain silent, something that wasn't really necessary. Claire began a count to 20, giving him enough time to find and select a hiding spot.
Chris watched as Eli's physical self vanished before his eyes and where he was was nothing but his concentrated lucky aura floating around. Wishing him good luck as sort of a taunt. A clear sign that Eli hadn't yet to understand that this had no luck involved so if not for his power to see people's luck then it would be much harder. Chris was never sure what exactly his luck affected so it was hard to say whether he was lucky to have that power. Either way Eli quickly went and hid, Chris acted like he couldn't even see him. Making the odds look more in Eli's favor. Chris noticed the other two, James and Mia had took notice of the bet and took the time to make casual glances. Curious about how he intended to find Eli.
Finally the countdown ended and Chris began to look around the room. He gradually walked around before arriving at the book case and turned his back too it. "Hey" He whispered so no one else but Eli could hear. " I saw the way you looked at me when you saw my power, I don't like it. So here's the real deal. I'm going to act like I don't find you, leaving you with your dignity and then I'll make you lucky. Only if you play along will I make you lucky." Chris didn't mind making lucky, if Eli remained lucky he couldn't ever hide from Chris so he wouldn't have to worry. That and he wouldn't ever have to be bothered by him. " All you have to do is to never bother me about my power. It's mine, not yours and don't forget that." Chris didn't plan to win the bet from the beginning but he still would hold up his end of the bargain, they did shake on it. He would make Eli luckier than the average person whenever he needed it but wouldn't grant him too much, he couldn't be trusted with it. "One last thing. I'm making you lucky not invincible so don't think you can overdo it, and if you abuse the luck I'll take it back."
After Chris finished delivering his demands he walked back by Claire. He didn't leave Eli with many options. If he didn't accept the new terms then nothing was lost by Chris. He quickly turned to the Claire and the others and began to speak with a slight grin on his face "Well, I can't find him." Some of them were shocked that he had given up in only a short amount of time. "I guess I made a bad bet. Eli, I'll hook you up in the luck department, I'm not sure if you'll be luckier than a leprechaun cause they don't exist but I'll at least make sure you won't trip in your shoelaces." He laughed a little. This was what he had planned since the first bet. He'd hopefully be able to always keep an eye on Eli and he still wouldn't be any luckier than he already was, all Chris would do would be maintain his luck. Sure Eli would find a few dollars every now and then or guess a multiple choice question but it shouldn't build his ego.
As for actually knocking down his ego, that wouldn't be the greatest idea unless he refused the new terms of their relationship. It was an advantage for Chris if he kept it so he could threaten his dignity for blackmail if he needed be. Even if his ego was over-sized it wouldn't affect Chris since the new deal would protect him from it. Chris smiled and sat back down in his desk. Well that hopefully keeps one of them from bothering me. If any of the others bother me I'll just have to think of ways to fix that too. And if they wanted his ego knocked down they could do it themselves. It's not my problem anymore. He slowly began rocking on his chair, hopefully the next class would start soon, He now had nothing left to do.
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James was a bit surprised at Miaīs reaction, but he managed to hide it. It was good for him as well to find somebody who had powers like him, though her Hemokinesis still scared him a bit. As she mentioned the rest of the class, he looked at them once more. " I am sure they are in control of the situation there. Although ... I am not sure what are they trying to prove to each other. Just showing off, I guess .. " he said, sighing deeply and turning back to Mia. He listened to her explaining their roles in the future. " I agree. Eli could use his abilities to sneak around and gather some important information, should the need arise for it. At least he will do something useful with his powers. As for Claire, I think in ten years, her abilities would be more than sufficient. I look forward to work with her. " he told, smiling a bit. " As for Chris, with his luck, I think he should be the one making some decisions. I would bet he will do them right, but thatīs not ... fine with me, betting on things. I just hope it will work out and ... thatīs ... thatīs like all. " he sold, somewhat feeling awkward after that. Luckily for him, Mia continued their small talk.
The topic was rather interesting. Trying Hemokinesis. " You know ... Mia. I am not sure about it. In theory, by controlling water, I can do the same thing as you, with the exception that I do so with body fluids, not blood directly. The basis is same in theory ... but I have ... never tried it ... or give it a thought. Back there, before the government took me, I concealed my abilities as much as I could. Being bullied because of them never ended well for the ones bullying me. When I was younger, about twelve years ago, I could not hurt anybody with it. All I did was to throw some leaves or sticks at them. But when I was older, I had an ... incident in my first school. Another bully ... but that time, he went a bit far. " he told, trying to turn his sight from Mia. But instead, he decided to look into her eyes. " It happened in our classroom ... I lost myself and ... well. Every single chair, desk, anything that was not fixed to the ground was flying at him. The guy woke up a month later. Several fractures, severe physical trauma ... I ... I missed a month of school because of it. Only after this incident ... the government intervened only after it. " he finished.
His mind flashed back to the scene. It was gruesome at best. He shook his head and lowered his gaze. " I am ... I am sorry, Mia. It just happens. There are memories I want to forget but I canīt. Sometimes, they return ... like this. I am doing what I can to suppress them. I guess ... I guess I am too weak for it ... at least now. I believe I can change ... I just need ... time. Sorry to bother you with it. " he apologizes, and remained silent for a few seconds. He tried to resume the conversation. " Do you ... do you like arts ? I am ... you know, I am asking because next we have arts and ... well, I like to draw a lot. Do you like drawing or, or anything like it ? " he asked, a small smile spreading back to his lips. He felt ashamed for his outburst, and hoped he did not screw it up during the first day with one of his classmates.
"You're not the monster fox anymore. You're one of my team-mates from Konoha
"You guys piss me off so badly that I can't even express it in words
So I'll just tell you something about me
I'm no trash!! And I'll never become trash!! And I won't let you kill my comrades!!"
Next you'll say...
The bet having been settled, Claire settled herself and let things happen around her. She didn't consider herself as much a fifth wheel as a kind of "Fifth Business." She'd read a book about that once. In the novel, the term 'fifth business' referred to a character in a play who was not the main character, the love interest, the villain, or the confidante - that is, the best friend - but who still served to move the story along. The story could not progress without them. Claire didn't bother to assign the other roles to her classmates, as she had no intention of making anyone into the villain.
Honestly, despite her inclination toward showy, outgoing gestures, Claire loved to watch people. Often she made a fool of herself just to see other peoples' reactions. Even now she could draw judgements about the people around her. She could tell that Mia and James were trying their best to fit in with the people around themselves. They were probably shunned due to their power... well, they probably all were. With a smile, Claire thought they must be nice people. As a contrast, she looked at Chris and Eli. The two had obviously reached some sort of agreement, and it made Claire think that perhaps that bet wasn't only what it looked like from the outside. Maybe they would turn into rivals before long. Either way, she knew deep down everyone must be a good person, and she was glad.
Suddenly with a small shake of her head, as if she was waking up from a dream, she snapped out of her thoughts. Now's not the time to be caught up in thought! Σ(゜ロ゜') Art class came next, and she was looking forward to it immensely. In the meantime, she happily pulled out her sketchbook and began to doodle various things in it. I wonder what sort of things we'll be doing in this class, which definitely, definitely, might not be as depressing? As she sketched and bobbed her head around as though there was some sort of music constantly playing in her head, small figures floated over her head. Mostly transparent, hazy shapes that didn't really mean anything. It was pretty clear that this was something that people would have to get used to, as she seemed to do it unconsciously whenever she was thinking about things.
The doodles on her page began to take shape as various random things. Sketches of her classmates' faces with their powers written below them; a city in the middle of a body of water with a big exclamation point next to it; a rabbit playing baseball against a team of turtles; and several completely meaningless shapes and words like 'Love' and 'Dramatic!' which also didn't appear to mean anything. Thanks to her classmates being preoccupied with each other, she was able to continue this interrupted until the start of the next class. Claire wasn't concerned with getting to know everyone right away. She could tell quite a bit about them from their interactions with each other, and she would have plenty of time to get to know them in the days to come.
Lady of the Lake
Eli stared up at the ceiling, waiting for Chris to get a move on already. What they were doing was a fun game. Yes, a game. He enjoyed games, especially with such stakes. He had never been one to break a promise or a bet after he had agreed. It was just in his blood, he reckoned. There was something, though, about this Chris kid that he didn't like. He wasn't exactly sure what it was... Maybe it was his tone of voice? His stance? Whatever it was, it didn't move Eli the right way. As he laid on the bookcase waiting for Chris to come look for him, the realization of what this bet could have actually meant began to dawn on him. What if Chris was doing this because he knew he would actually be able to find him? Giving someone luck is a nice gesture, but would someone really do that to a person they just met? It seemed fishy. Almost like there was a lot more to it than what met the eye.
Finally, Eli looked around and saw Chris coming right at him. He lifted himself up and turned on the bookcase so his feet hung just above the floor. It was when Chris finally got to the bookcase and turned around that Eli realized that Chris really was just playing with him. He snarled at Chris's "request" wanting to just punch the boy right then and there. His fingers gripped into the edge of the shelf as he listened on. What an asshole. Eli almost said something to him, but bit his tongue and forced a smile on his face. This wasn't over. Now that he knew Chris could easily find him and see him when he was invisible just made the game that much more fun. What made Chris think he knew Eli when he had never even spoken to him until now? It didn't matter. Things would be dealt with accordingly.
As Chris walked back to the group, Eli followed close behind. He would take that luck, yes. He would have been an idiot to refuse it. But still, it left him with a bad taste in his mouth. He watched with a fake smile as Chris announced that he couldn't find him (liar) and materialized again in front of the group. He was very proud of himself for letting his smile seem as real as it did, well he hoped anyway. He laughed with Chris ran a hand through his black hair. "Better luck next time," Eli said with a laugh.
He turned from him, with a snarl on his lips and looked at Mia and James. They were talking about arts or some mumbo-jumbo. Claire, however, was sitting in her desk, Sketching. Slipping his hands in his pockets, he walked over to her in two long strides and crouched down beside her. "What are you doing?" He asked, his blue eyes scanning the page she was drawing on. His eyes caught something of what looked like himself. Eli couldn't help but grin. "That's really good," he told her with a smile. It was odd, him acting this way. He didn't feel connected to anyone else, but for some strange reason, he felt connected to her. It was probably because she did remind him so much of his mother. They had the same quirky mannerisms and both loved to sketch. He just saw so much of her in Claire that it made him feel..... good inside.