I’m sorry guys, I know I’m late in replys but I still don’t have a computer :( and can just reply to ask through iPad. I hope to realy soon get a computer or have someone who can lend me one enough time to write replies. For now I am plotting with many of you and that makes me happy :)
When the other student approached him, Sehun’s natural urge was to step back. “Whoa,” he mumbled, not exactly sure how to take this strange creature in front of him. “Are you okay? Hi…Luhan. And Soo?” his brows furrowed at the squirrel. “Dude have you had like too much caffeine? Jesus.”
Lu Han make a fake gesture of throwing up “Caffeine? That’s bitter, I haye it! I’m just always like this!” Another grin, the squirrel had already climbed to his right shoulder. ” I greet you and it’s all you have to say? You’re not even introduce yourself? C’mon, we could be friends” he said giving the other a weak punch on the shoulder.
He was on the brim of laughter when the other male responded by puffing his cheeks—it had been a while since he’d tried stealing a lollipop from a child and made them cry, so might as well accomplish such effect by making this grown-man-but-extremely-juvenile whatever-creature-he-might-be scared. It seemed that Sehun wasn’t too far off from attaining that goal anyway, considering the cowardice that Luhan had shown earlier. An easy, almost effortless target; but Sehun didn’t feel like finishing off this business too quick. He still expected to see more from the other male, seeing that there were potentials in Luhan to be such an entertaining prey. It was proven by the grunt that the other released unabashedly, causing Sehun to nearly burst out guffawing but he still had the self-control to bite his lower lip and not let it ruin his scheme. He had to remain calm, he reminded himself as he listened to Luhan speaking, nodding along with the other’s sentences that claimed that he was older than Sehun. Twenty-two? Sure, he was older than Sehun. “Oh, right, hyung,” he replied, mirth bleeding into his tone as he did. The title sounded more derisive than anything, but his facial features oozed the innocence that he surely didn’t have in actuality. “I don’t have a heart? Wow, that’s new. Thanks for telling me, hyung, I’ll keep that in mind. Goodness, such news! My mom at home should hear about this. She’d be elated. I don’t have a heart!” The mock enthusiasm could be mistaken as a real one if taken out of context, for sure, and with his background in theatrical acting, it didn’t take much for him to feign the genuine reaction to exhibit the eagerness in his expression.
Upon noticing the furry ball that lingered around Luhan, he was aware of the certain threats that the agitated animal could possess. The shadows that tailed them would be enough to strangle that thing if need be, Sehun cogitated, and when that happened he would surely pretend like he knew nothing of the darkness that inflicted danger upon his surroundings. “Of course you aren’t,” he scoffed at the comment. “Very manly, hyung. I bet all girls have begged for your attention with such a great amount of testosterone that you leak.” He nodded fervently in agreement with his own words, eyebrows furrowed in a pensive manner. And the somewhat “manly” tone that Luhan utilized when commanding him incited even more amusement in Sehun’s chest. “Aqua dorm? Sure.” As they ambled towards the dormitory and took a turn, the setting sun bathed them in natural luminosity and the shadows were elongated behind them, so it didn’t take a lot for Sehun to make the shadows tripped both of them, grabbing at their ankles and jerking their steps to an abrupt stop. He intentionally fell, horror drenching his face as soon as he fixated his gaze on Luhan. “Oh my god. Oh my god, what was that?!” he asked, looking around as though to find what had tripped him, although the shadows had returned to their normal inert form, harmless and motionless.
For a moment he didn’t know if the other was making fun of him or not. He said in such a credible way, but for what Lu Han knew about Sehun, the other was just making fun of him again. He slapped the other’s cheek, eyes tearing up a little “You really have no heart if you go making fun of people like that” he said slowing, closing his eyes. He was a crybaby, he had almost cried for the lost lollipop, but he was not about to cry in front of someone like Sehun, someone who made him remember so much of his past. Of how he used to be bullied, how his classmates used to call him princess, even writing it with permanent paint in his desk. They’d make fun of him, for being mama’s little boy, for being so spoiled and childish. Lu Han couldn’t stand people who bullied others knowing firsthand the pain that caused to the victim. “I had a girlfriend for your information” he said roughly, remembering how little that lasted, how she couldn’t stand being bullied just by being associated with him. Soo at his feet squeaked weakly, feeling his internal pain.
He followed the other to the dorm, the squirrel following behind instinctively. He watched as the sunlight bathed Sehun features. He could admit the other looked young and handsome, but as they say, the devil wears prada. Suddenly he felt something grab his ankle and he fell on the floor felling an intense pain in the knee, Soo squeaking again for the shared pain. He got on one knee and rolling up his 3/4 length trousers he saw his right knee bleeding. He blew on it a little and then he remembered Sehun and crawled to him. “You ok, Sehun-ah?” he asked putting a hand on the other’s shoulder. “Don’t panic, we just tripped” He said, his voice shaking, giving Sehun another slap to bring him back to reality. Lu Han knew that was not true, they had not just tripped, he was sure something has grabbed his ankle and probably Sehun’s too, but if the other panicked he would panic even more and he was already starting to notice tears trailing down his cheeks. What the hell just happened? “Sehun-ah, please, stay calm” he begged with a small voice.
Reading was something that Minki was finally able to do without having millions of servants pester him left and right- though that was the wonderful thing about the school library because no one bothered him at all. It was a harmonious place, spacious and grandiose, but still everyone understood the unwritten and written rules of the place. Minki took well to this rule, as he had dozens of books scattered around the chair he had picked out near the non-fiction section. Biographies were interesting, but Minki was not concerned about how humans did this and that- there were other interests to look at. He had managed to find some historical scrolls about his people not to mention books on any topic he could think of: astronomy, astrology, and mathematics textbooks were at his feet and didn’t even make up most of the pile. To his left he had languages: elvish, Chinese and even just a bit of Korean to grow interest but yet not enough to crack open the book. And finally he had some other texts that could have easily related to the fashion class he was taking, all were about fashion within the last few centuries and how humans had changed their styles according. Of course Minki thought they looked a bit ridiculous, but it wasn’t too bad.
What he failed to take presence in was the fact that there were still others within the large room. It wasn’t that he was opening his mouth to speak, but it was obvious he was going camp there for a little while and truth be told- he probably did have more than fifteen or so books all around him in an orderly fashion. Slowly, he turned his page, continuing to glance to women in the 1800s and their changing fashion he did not notice someone walking towards him. Or, what they had to say.
Lu Han hated school, and exams, and books, and libraries. But all of this was necessary for his future, even if it didn’t make him happy. That was the reason he had left Soo in the trees by the fountain, the place he considered the more secure for now, and had made his way to the library, because he was so gonna fail his test, especially Math. He had never been good at Math, he had only chosen the class because he liked challenges, but he totally regretted it right now. He started searching on the shelves for the books he needed, but he couldn’t find them anywhere. He looked around, thinking he probably looked like a complete idiot going round and round on a library, when he found the book he was looking for at the feet of a somehow intimidating girl. She was pretty, but she has this aura of ‘I’m reading don’t you dare bother me’ around that made Lu Han hesitate a little. And she looked intelligent; maybe she was kind and would help him understand the math book he was going to read even though he knew he had failed already.
He has always been a little shy with girls so he approached her slowly and tapped her shoulder “Excuse me, miss, are you using that book?” he pointed to the math book he needed “You see, I’ll surely fail if I don’t read that” he offered a shy smile.
There was always something about being out in the wilderness that heightened the senses of the were-eagle, not necessarily in a bad sense, but just in a way that would cause him to act in a rather animalistic manner. Sure, he enjoyed the wilderness like no other, for no matter what form he was in, he was welcome there, but sometimes his senses would simply go crazy on him. Sometimes he would step out into a forest and find himself hunting and jumping on top of cute little rabbits, no realizing what he had done until it was too late and the body was already squished between his feet, leaving him to feel large amounts of sorrow for the crimes he had committed. But of course, he couldn’t help it. He was a were.
On a day like today, though, the boy did not expect himself to go rogue or to attack any innocent creatures, or at least, he hoped. He found himself wandering outside of his dorm room, smiling gracefully up at the sky and simply enjoying nature as it was. One of his favorite things to do as of late was to wander about the academy and just take in his surroundings. There were so many sights to see, and so many places to examine, that Kris often times founds himself rather lost along the school grounds. Even the town just outside of the academy was exciting and new to him. But today was a day for the woods, and nothing could stop him.
But as soon as Kris made contact with the woodland area on campus, he couldn’t help but spot a rather peculiar boy doing… something. The were-eagle was unable to detect what the boy was doing in these woods precisely, but it made him curious. Perhaps the other was hunting for something specific, or maybe he had just gotten lost. Either way, the were was here now, and he could easily help, so long as he didn’t accidentally scare away the other. “U-uh, hey there dude,” he called, waving a hand awkwardly. “Um, what exactly are you doing out here? And by yourself and stuff? You lost or something?”
Soo had woken up mischievous; Lu Han has noticed the exact minute he had opened his eyes to see his little squirrel throw herself out of the window. He had bolted out of the bed, wearing the first clothes he could find while cursing whoever let the window open, even though he knew it had been him because yesterday night was hot. He had run down the stairs, almost tripping most than once and had finally come to the door of his dorm. He didn’t know what hour it was, but for the position of the sun he could tell he had oversleep, that was probably the reason Soo had run out, she was hungry. He looked for her and saw her on a tree eating nuts peacefully. He sighed in relieved, he knew there were many creatures around here that liked to eat squirrels.
It was a habit of Soo to run around a little when she was done eating, so Lu Han was just sitting there on the floor, keeping an eye of her as she ate, when, to his surprise, she stopped eating, climbed down the tree and run off at maximum speed to somewhere. The skinwalker got up and trying not to panic began following her at fast as he could. When he saw her stop at the entrance of the woods, tilting her little head curiously, he began shaking his head “Not here Soo, you know there we are gonna get lost, you know it” he tried convincing her, but she paid no attention and entered the good with her fast little legs. “Son of a- SOO!” he cried out, running after her.
The woods from within were dark and a little scary on Lu Han’s opinion. It was beautiful too, but he didn’t have time to appreciate the scenery. He looked all around, not seeing Soo anywhere. Okay, now was time to panic “Soo!” he exclaimed. No reply. He breath evenly and stepped a little more inside the woods, the creaking of the branches on the ground giving him goosebumps. He cried Soo’s name again, this time a small squeak came as a reply from his left and Lu Han run to the sound, finding his squirrel in a tree, with a paw stuck between two branches. He scratched his head, what could he do now? The tree was too tall for him to climb, but Soo needed help. Suddenly he heard a voice from behind him and turning around he saw a tall guy talking to him “Oh God! You are my salvation! Could you let me climb in your back? My squirrel is stuck on that branch and I need help to get her down” he used his puppy eyes trick, he really was desperate at the moment.
He hadn’t meant to intentionally committed endeavors to ignite the boy’s anger, but it seemed that he had accomplished that anyway, which was a prideful achievement on its own since the boy did deserve such treatments. Nobody might order Oh Sehun around, especially when they were students, and this kid was no exception. He’d expected for the boy to lash out and incite an argument with him, and if that was the case he’d surely laugh at Luhan’s face, seeing that the other male just wasn’t aware of what he was facing. “What else do I want?” he quirked his eyebrows. “A lot, actually, but I’m not sure if you could fulfill that. But oh wait! You’re a hyung… right.” He nodded in a mocking agreement. “Sure, you are… How old are you again? You look like a six year old—no offense, but you really do,” he said, eyes widened with feigned enthusiasm, as if he was really trying to convince Luhan that he looked six. In fact, maybe some people would think of the wide-eyed boy as a teenager instead of someone in his twenties—since although Sehun guessed that he was at least twenty, the other did possess such youthful features. And the fact that he ordered people around like daddy’s little princess only enhanced that quality. “Why should I explain it to you? Being not too kind won’t kill you either, so I don’t think it matters,” he shrugged. “Besides, being kind takes more efforts.” The other’s derisive manner in calling him umma, dripping with sarcasm, only heightened the amusement that had already been simmering in him. Maybe this daddy’s little girl had been a good victim, after all, with his princess-y attitude and pompous-yet-scared demeanor. “I don’t know, Little Princess,” he said, tone laced with gentleness, imitating the way a mother would talk to her daughter. “You said you wanted me to escort you to your room. Now, why don’t you tell me where your room is, baby girl?”
Lu Han gasped out loud at the other’s inquiry. How dare he call him a six years old? He might be a little childish sometimes, but was obviously a grown up man. He puffed his cheeks; immediately regretting it because it made him look more like a child, he released the air angry in the others face. He regretted that too, because it made him sound like a horse, but that’s another story he will think about at the night on his bed when he were reliving everything about this conversation. “For your information I’m twenty-two years old, so yeah, I’m surely older than you” he was still not remembering that there were even immortal creatures on those grounds. “And you can tell me what you want; I’m pretty sure I could fulfill anything” he put special emphasis on the last word, saying it clearly and slowly, challenging the other. He was hating the other more and more with every word that left the boy’s mouth, the way he talked like he was superior to Lu Han unnerved him! And being younger moreover. Hasn’t nobody explained this guy that you have to respect your hyungs? “Being kind it’s not something that takes effort if you have a good heart, but I doubt you even have one!” he cried out, crossing his hands in front of his chest on a defensive manner. Soo on the floor had his fur bristling, noticing his owner’s discomfort, ready to attack on command. The princess comment was the straw that broke the camel’s back. He bit his lower lip, almost making it bleed. “I’m nobody’s princess, I’m a manly man!” he grunted, clenching his fist. He had two choices now, tell the man he hated where his dormitory was or stay behind with the shadows. He cursed his cowardice, but he has always been like this, especially when it came to darkness. “Escort me to Aqua dorm” he ordered, this time his voice sounding rougher.
"That’s fine, no worries" He responded just as L. Joe was finishing up putting all the things in place he noticed his roommates buddy bounding towards him. "Hey there Soo!" he said as he picked her up and laughed. "do you wanna play too little buddy?" He questioned as he nuzzled the creature. "Well you’re going to have to as Luhan if that’s okay."
“I wanna be the car!” he said childishly, grabbing said piece and looking at it closely “It’s cool~” he grinned like a little kid. “I’m not very good at board games, but don’t think I’m gonna make it easy for you” he laughed alone “I’ll definitely win this one” a serious nod followed the statement, slightly for his mischievous grin. “You can’t play Soo, but you can look if you want” he said grabbing the animal and placing it between his crossed legs. The squirrel stayed there, looking around curiously.
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L. Joe laughed as he looked to the game. “Yeah, you can play that with too!” He rolled off the bed and started pushing things out of the way to make room. “Here.” He said taking a few moments to set things up and handing him the main highlights of the game. “Read that over, it explains the basics.”
The skinwalker took the highlights and began reading it as fast as he could, in his bored face you could notice he didn’t like reading. “Ok, this is too much information to assume so fast anyway, let’s begin and I’ll learn along the way!” he exclaimed, and pushed away Soo, who out of curiosity had come to see from closer what was that big board they were putting out. Seeing as Lu Han wouldn’t let her get closer, she tried from L. Joe’s side.