[[OOC: It is now night, sometime after the midnight announcement. Getting a post in, to help fix things. New post order is: Mungo, Peregrineink, The Bearded One, Keaka, Frozensmoke. Sorry for the confusion, but everything should be good to go now.]]
His two companions seemed to like his little music session, but Shawn didn't really have time to take in the compliments or even look at their faces, as a new voice interrupted behind them.
"Hey..." Shawn stood up and turned around, his guitar in a position ready to swing. But then he saw who it was.
"Hey it's..." Shawn knew that face. He'd always give a friendly nod at the boy whenever passing by him in the halls of Silver Dragon Academy. Always the quiet sort though. Oh and the gold around his head added to the happiness of seeing the guy. One of their gold team mates had actually found his way to them, and it happened to be...
Ben was a gnarly name!
He put down the guitar, and spread his arms as if to say "Hey man! I'm glad to see ya!" and as soon as he came near, Shawn extended his hand out to greet him, into a soon to be half handshake, half hug pat in the back thing, and said exactly that. Mae introduced herself next. Then Shawn turned to the somehow silent Zach.
"Oh hey, Zach Man! Remember Ben-o, here? I mean Ben, from school. He's part of gold too dude!" Shawn backed away, allowing Zach and Ben to have their own meeting, before talking to Ben again.
"How you've been Ben-o? Glad to have you on gold! We're just chilling right now." He looked up, it was turning dark now.
"But we're probably gonna be hiding out and resting in that merchandise shack for the night. We done alot of traveling and stuff and OH MAN! We totally got BAKED dude!" Shawn grinned.
"Almost as cool as that time I SMOKED POT with the Principal-" He was too late to stop himself.
"I mean, I was totally kidding about that! Huha..."
So they'd gone into the shack. They'd used whatever cushion-y and soft materials, like mats and towels and whatever other merchandise to use as impromptu blankets, pillows and bedding. Making sure to keep Mae's new stuffed monkey nearby.
The plan was for someone to keep guard, and when they were tired, someone would take their place. Zach had offered to keep watch. Ben was gold, but Zach wasn't, did Ben trust Zach to keep watch, like Shawn and Mae had? He wasn't sure. All Shawn knew, was that he needed to sleep off his high, and soon enough, he'd just about passed out on the floor sleeping, with the stuffed animals.
A sound blared through the area, causing Shawn's eyelids to lift a little. There was a man, on the radio, saying something, but he hadn't really caught any of it, except for that part about the Hotel and one of the lakes being a "Danger Zone." Shawn would make sure to keep that in mind. Whatever that was.
Shawn's eyes fluttered open. He was sleeping like a baby til those announcements, and a gasp somewhere. Now Mae was looking at him. She must've seen his eyes open, as she started talking to him. She really needed to talk to someone it seemed.
A gaze through one of the ceiling window's and it was still dark outside, except for the waxing gibbous shinning in the starry night sky, illuminating through.
Almost identical to the night of the party, where they had officially 'met.'
He was still so sleepy, but listened as best as he could to Mae's questions, to be polite. What she said was true. They had 3/5 of their team now. Two more to go, including that funny, but familiar looking guy, he couldn't really see from the distance. Shawn replied simply with a...
"Yeah." But realizing, that the response didn't seem satisfactorily attentive, finished with a: "We'll try to find him again, in a few hours. I just need a little more rest, if that's cool?"
He lifted the sides of his mouth into a drowsy looking smile for her. He had heard a sobbing sound outside, but Shawn figured he was just imagining it, and quickly fell back asleep.