Grim Wolf
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Joined: November 9th, 2009, 5:39 am

November 19th, 2009, 2:12 am #11

"No one's fault," Simon said gruffly, leaning in to help the other boy clean up the patch. He realized he didn't really know what to do, so he simply grabbed a few of the gardening tools and moved them to one side, freeing up space for the more-experience boy to work. "She had to go to class and she didn't have time to clean up." The lie came easily to his lips and he shot a warning look at the near-at-hand Asian boy (he was pretty sure he was new, but couldn't remember): he didn't know who this guy was but he didn't want to cause anyone trouble.

He realized, abruptly, that he had no idea who this boy was.

He paused.

Lucy he'd met once or twice before, though he wasn't sure he'd ever introduced himself (bit problematic, that) But he simply had no idea what who this guy ways. He wanted to say something with water, but...why something with water?

Oh. Brooks.

"It's Liam, right?" he asked.
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Tara Behzad: "They don't get to decide how I die."

Lizzie Luz: "I don't want to go."

Alex Tarquin: "No more masks."
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G053 Karen Idel, DECEASED: Game over.

B040 Tyler Lucas, DECEASED: I had fun. You?

B046 Xavier Contel, DECEASED : "G-gotta...trust people, Arthur. G-g-gotta try. C-can't be afraid."
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B054 Raidon Naoko (DECEASED): "Dying like this isn't so bad..."

B072 Simon Grey (DECEASED): "I never was a hero, but, God help me, I tried."

B079 David Meramac (DECEASED): "Running towards nothing. Running from nothing."

G072 Mirabelle Nesa (DECEASED): "I'm a weak little girl who couldn't save anyone, even myself, but god damn it I beat you and god damn it you are going to remember that because I am Mirabelle Nesa and I am a hardened goddamn warrior and I am not going to fucking give up now!"
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TheLeakyFaucet
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Joined: April 19th, 2009, 2:56 am

November 23rd, 2009, 2:08 am #12

C.J Wong was in a state of shock. Well, maybe not really shock, but really just that, "what the hell just happened?" kind of mentality. He tended to get like that a lot, but damn, this was weird. They'd been talking fine, maybe even casually, and he'd thought he'd been doing a pretty decent job of keeping things rolling. He'd nodded with his goofy smile on his face, not really taking in what she was saying and trying to brainstorm some kind of one-liner he could say. She didn't look like the kind who would find his self- praised ethnic jokes funny, but maybe he'd get a chuckle out of her. Just maybe....

But then she'd poured water on him, flipped a shit, and ran away. Woh, weird chick. Way to go, man. That's another relationship down the drain. Then again, maybe Lucy Ashmore isn't the best base to start out on if you want to talk to people. Back to plan B, Ceej....

"Um bye", C.J said, knowing Lucy was too far away to hear him now. "It's really no big deal, you know..."

He came to the realization that there were two other guys here now. Not wanting to look like he was talking to himself, he looked up and smiled. He recongized each of them right away. Even as a new kid, C.J was observant enough to learn the names of his student body pretty quickly. The first kid was Simon and the other kid was Liam, or Brook as most people called him. Did any of them talk to you? Were you too dazed out by the water to notice? They better not think you're weird. Second chance. Plan B. Don't blow it this time...

"Well, that was fun while it lasted", C.J said, speaking more to himself than them. He looked up and spoke louder. "What's up guys?"
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MK Kilmarnock
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Joined: April 14th, 2009, 10:12 pm

November 25th, 2009, 3:50 am #13

"Class?" Brook responded off-handedly as he was picking through the tools and generally tidying up. That came first, clearing the area. Once he had everything squared away, he could give detailed attention to... Aww damn, I have class in just a few moments. Most of this will have to wait until after, but I can still clean this up some. "A student was working on this and not faculty? Huh..." He gave a little bit of thought as to who could've been the culprit of such shoddy work. Probably something to do with the gardening society, and female judging from what this..... person said...

"It's Liam, right?"

Brook was picking up his head to look at the person just as they said this last bit, allowing him to pin a name and face to the voice. He knew the guy as 'Simon' and nothing more or less, but decent enough of a guy through and through. "Call me Brook, everybody else does!" He said in a more personable manner than before. His eyes snapped from Simon to somebody he definitely knew: C.J. freakin' Wong. Most people should've known C.J. anyway, or at least the kids who read the newspaper.

"Well, uh.... there isn't much going on aside from this disaster area right here..." Brook rubbed one of his eyebrows with the back of his hand, reflexively taking care of an itch without smearing dirt all over his face. "You?"
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Grim Wolf
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November 25th, 2009, 7:17 am #14

Simon got to his feet, grimacing. "Brook, eh?" he said thoughtfully. Simon tended to be a bit antisocial, but he see'd Liam around enough over time to know his name.

The other kid (who, he reminded himself ruefully, was havin' a great conversation before I showed up) had had water dumped on him, and had been kind enough not to say anything about Lucy. Good man, and he didn't even seem angry about things.

"Well, that was fun while it lasted."

Or perhaps a bit angrier than he seemed.

"What's up guys?"

"Not much," Simon replied shrugging and glancing towards the building. "I've got a free period, figured I'd take a walk around." He gave the Asian boy a look. "I'm Simon, by the way," he said, offering his hand. "And you're...?"
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Alex Tarquin: "No more masks."
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G053 Karen Idel, DECEASED: Game over.

B040 Tyler Lucas, DECEASED: I had fun. You?

B046 Xavier Contel, DECEASED : "G-gotta...trust people, Arthur. G-g-gotta try. C-can't be afraid."
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B054 Raidon Naoko (DECEASED): "Dying like this isn't so bad..."

B072 Simon Grey (DECEASED): "I never was a hero, but, God help me, I tried."

B079 David Meramac (DECEASED): "Running towards nothing. Running from nothing."

G072 Mirabelle Nesa (DECEASED): "I'm a weak little girl who couldn't save anyone, even myself, but god damn it I beat you and god damn it you are going to remember that because I am Mirabelle Nesa and I am a hardened goddamn warrior and I am not going to fucking give up now!"
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TheLeakyFaucet
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December 6th, 2009, 10:56 pm #15

"Cheung-Ji", C.J replied. "Call me C.J".

Still a little dazed from getting water poured down his pant leg, he shook hands with Simon. He'd seen him around school - kind of a quiet guy who stood clear from the crowds, but alright in C.J's book. Even as an outsider himself, C.J often had to force himself into accepting other people he didn't see as birds of a feather. Quiet people confused him. Is it really that hard to strike up a conversation? Seriously? It's okay to be shy, but that's just rude. It's high school. Live a little.

"Do any of you...." C.J began. "Do....do any of you know that girl? I was just talking to her and then she ran away".
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MK Kilmarnock
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December 12th, 2009, 8:54 pm #16

"Yeah, I do" Brook said in response to C.J., still looking over what more had to be done in the garden in disbelief. "She's the head of the gardening committee... it's be part of it, except that I couldn't devote all my time to that and work at the same time. Sheesh... well, at least this wasn't too hard to straigthen up... either she'll come back and fix it or one of the maintenance guys will." Brook stepped out of the garde, looking between the two of them.

He'd have to head to class soon, probably in five minutes or so, but there wasn't much harm done in speaking with anybody, right? "So, what brings you guys here, exactly? Most people aren't interested in gardens."
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Coleen Reagan - The girl who half-loved the world
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Cody Patton : That bitch.
Sean Mulcahy : The world was kind to reprieve him of his fear...
Jessica Sanders: She hoped it would be quick...
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20:17Sideliner:Toben and Ricky are like a sibling version of the Joker and Batman, only Batman is just as much of a mass murderer. He just hides it better.
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December 21st, 2009, 3:19 am #17

There was a chirp on his watch, and Brook took a quick look to his wrist. "Aw, shit..." He mumbled under his breath, taking a few more seconds in a last-ditch effort to tidy the place up. Afterwards, he collected his things and carefully stepped out of the garden.

"Sorry to run, but I gotta head to a meeting!" He blurted, running back to the school building.

((Liam "Brook" Brooks continued in A Few Administration Issues))
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Jerry Fury - The man, the myth, the legend
Coleen Reagan - The girl who half-loved the world
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V5 Roster:
Cody Patton : That bitch.
Sean Mulcahy : The world was kind to reprieve him of his fear...
Jessica Sanders: She hoped it would be quick...
[+] spoiler
20:17Sideliner:Toben and Ricky are like a sibling version of the Joker and Batman, only Batman is just as much of a mass murderer. He just hides it better.
19:58LaurelsHow does your dick smell like Fritos?
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TheLeakyFaucet
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December 22nd, 2009, 6:36 pm #18

C.J was just about to wave goodbye to Brook when he felt his cell phone vibrate in the pocket of his jeans. Reaching in with a practiced flip of hand, he took note of the words flashing in blue light. It was a call from his father. A beefy Asian man with a sardonic sense of humor, he'd always been a person that C.J had blended well with. Smiling and turning away from Simon so he wouldn't be rude, C.J raised the cell phone to his ear and said:

"Hello?"

Then his father spoke. C.J listened for a bit and even nodded a little in the beggining, utterly bemused by what his father was saying. Then his emotions begin to flood in. Glaring when his father was done talking, his mouth gaped and he was at a loss for words. Then, grimacing as his fingers tightened on the cellular phone, he shouted:

"Wait? We're moving again?"

"I got a new job offer, C.J. Your mom called and pulled you out of school this morning. We would have told you last night but we got home too late, and then you left for the bus stop too early this morning. We're moving to Colorado. I'm coming to pick you up in about an hour. Make sure you say goodbye to all you frie-

"FUCK COLORADO!" C.J howled. "I'M TIRED OF THIS SHIT! THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME WITH YOU AND YOUR STUPID JOBS! WHY CAN'T WE JUST SETTLE DOWN SO I CAN ACTUALLY MAKE FRIENDS?"

"C.J, plea-

"THIS IS MY SENIOR YEAR! THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MY CHANCE TO SHINE! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?"

Then he hung up. Feeling mildly like a complete asshole, he looked over in a state of shock and was only vaguely aware of the fact that Simon Grey - a person who seconds ago he had considered befriending - was still standing there. Clearing his thoughts, C.J sighed and offered the boy a weak smile despite what had just happened. Simon seemed like a genuinely nice guy, and C.J couldn't let him get the wrong impression. Not at all. Life's all about impressions...

"Well Simon ", C.J sighed. "I guess you can tell what just happened. I got to go tell the school newspaper that I'm leaving. They'll need to replace me. Nice talking to you, hombre. Adios".

Then he turned and started to walk away from the flowers, his head bowed down toward the ground.. C.J hadn't bloomed at all. Instead, he'd been downright over-watered and now he was leaving the garden for good.
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All in all, it was a blow. There were so many opportunities down the drain: friends, parties, good times like the senior trip. It all seemed like a waste of space - not much different from C.J himself. C.J Wong, who felt lost in crowds. C.J Wong, with his little advice column and why-won't-anybody-play-with-me kind of childhood mentality. At the moment, he was angry at his father. Maybe even furious.

Months later, he became aware that his father had saved his life, and if anything, it was for the simple fact that moving had stopped him from going on the senior trip.

((C.J Wong is off to Colorado and discluded from pre-game))
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Grim Wolf
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Joined: November 9th, 2009, 5:39 am

December 23rd, 2009, 8:08 pm #19

Simon sighed.

He was feeling tired, low. Two of them, gone, and...

C.J. started screaming.

He listened, felt a flutter of sympathy for him. Not that he didn't understand--moving as frequently as he seemed to. After all, C.J. had just moved here, hadn't he?

Tough lives. Everyone had tough lives, even when it was easy.

He sighed again, turned back to the flowers, tidied them up as best he knew how, and then entered the building, shifting uncomfortably. What now?

Well, class, for one.

He allowed himself a small smile and set off through the halls.

(Simon Grey continued elsewhere).
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V6 Players

Tara Behzad: "They don't get to decide how I die."

Lizzie Luz: "I don't want to go."

Alex Tarquin: "No more masks."
[+] spoiler

G053 Karen Idel, DECEASED: Game over.

B040 Tyler Lucas, DECEASED: I had fun. You?

B046 Xavier Contel, DECEASED : "G-gotta...trust people, Arthur. G-g-gotta try. C-can't be afraid."
[+] spoiler

B054 Raidon Naoko (DECEASED): "Dying like this isn't so bad..."

B072 Simon Grey (DECEASED): "I never was a hero, but, God help me, I tried."

B079 David Meramac (DECEASED): "Running towards nothing. Running from nothing."

G072 Mirabelle Nesa (DECEASED): "I'm a weak little girl who couldn't save anyone, even myself, but god damn it I beat you and god damn it you are going to remember that because I am Mirabelle Nesa and I am a hardened goddamn warrior and I am not going to fucking give up now!"
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