After Izzy left I took the headphones out of my ears. I slipped on my black shorts with my off the shoulder rocker tee, showing off my tattoos and my black combat boots. Then placed my hair into a high ponytail, leaving my bangs out across my forehead. "Since Preppy isn't here maybe I'll check out the school" I thought. I walked out of the room locking the door behind me. Then began walking aimlessly around the school.
"Fill, am I preppy?"
"I thought we agreed that we agreed that the nickname 'Fill' should never be used," Felicity grumbled. We were sitting in the courtyard, chowing down on hot dogs.
"Okay, okay. My question?"
"Why does it matter?"
I bit down on my lower lip, trying not to act like it affected me. "My roommate called me preppy."
Felicity rolled her eyes. "Iz, I'm sure this girl just has some low self-esteem or something. What's she like?"
"I would say punk."
"Don't listen to her!" Felicity poked my side. "Hey, our mascot is going to bail on us, but we need a replacement. I know you don't like cheerleading, but how about being a Majestic Dragon?"
"I dunno Fizzy..."
"Come on Iz, you need to do something new with your life!"
"I told you, I might try out for a play."
Felicity huffed and collapsed onto her belly. "My roommate calls herself Jaquella and she's in theatre. Need I say more?"
I sighed. "Fine, I'll think about it."
"Yay!" Felicity squashed me into a giant hug, then checked her watch. "Oh, the pep rally is starting! Come on!"
I sighed and followed her out into the Whispering Willows, our neighborhood forest. Tonight's pep rally was the traditional first day bonfire, which was always held in a huge clearing in the middle of the woods.
Felix was never one for team spirit, yet the Pep Rally presented a unique oppurtunity. He could scout out the new freshman on campus and learn some of their magic types. Perhaps at least one was interested in Shadow Magic.
Felix didn't have very high hopes. His last prospect was a man- because he surely was no boy- named Aaron. He was a senior, and wanted to learn more about Shadow Magic. Felix was glad to teach him. Apparently, Aaron went concocted his own spell about a month after beginning study. He summoned a shadow to turn himself invisible. The shadows enveloped him, and he never came back out.
As he strode towards the Whispering Woods, Felix took the oppurtunity to...practice...a bit. Hurrying to the dark part of the woods, he closed his eyes and focused. Eventually, he felt the telltale popping of his ears. When Felix opened his eyes and looked at his hand, all he could see was a dark mass that resembled a hand. He had Shadowformed. In this state, Felix was invisible to the naked eye. He began to move, sticking to the dark parts of the Woods. Within a few minutes, the darkness ran out as he came to the bonfire. As he approached the din of the place, he reformed to his material state and smiled at a few girls who watched him emerge from the woods. They smiled back and gave him a wink.
Perhaps tonight wasn't going to be so boring.
"Izzy! Look at that guy over there!" Felicity squeaked.
"Fizzy, I don't think this calls for squealing," I muttered. The crowd was looking excited tonight, and I saw a grand stuffed wolf being carried in, symbolizing the first team we'd play against for football, The Werewolf High Wolverines. (Original, I know.) Of course, certain rules were set in place to make the games fair. (For instance, no poofing the ball from place to place, or clawing.) The Wolverines were the first team we beat each year, left to battle with their vampire rivals more often than not. An impending win was certain, making this crowd certainly rowdy.
"But he's hooooot," Felicity moaned, and I caught sight of the guy she was staring at. He seemed to tower over the crowd a bit, his blond and gray hair flopping into his eyes. I caught sight of them, and found myself caught in their icy blue gleam. It chilled me. He winked and I looked away. "I don't think he's my type."
Felix caught sight of one, maybe two girls, in particular. Felicity and...Isabella? Izzy? Something like that. They were pretty, no doubt. He looked around and, seeing nobody else really worth the while, approached the two. He smiled at them, his pearly-whites flashing in the dim light.
"Hi, girls. I don't think I've seen you around campus before. Are you guys new?" He asked, looking them up and down. They were definitely more into the whole "school spirit" thing than him, which was odd for freshman. Nonetheless, there was always one or two like that.
For sure, they weren't studiers of any Dark Arts. Too bubbly and...girly....for that.
They'd be a good guide around the place, I s'pose. He mused to himself.
"Kinda funny, I was never big on school spirit. What's our football schedule exactly?" He then asked, and began walking toward the bleachers, motioning them along.
"Um, we're actually juniors," I replied, refusing to move. "Been going here for a while now. Felicity here is the junior captain of the cheer squad." I grabbed her arm and yanked her back to my side. "And we must be going."
"Izzy!" Felicity hissed. "It wouldn't hurt to talk about football." She smiled shamelessly at Captain Weirdo and I groaned. What the heart wants, the heart wants, and I'd be a terrible friend if I didn't accompany her and make sure she wasn't hurt.
"We play the Wolverines on Friday," I huffed, and followed them to the bleachers set up by the bonfire.
((feel free to jump in y'all))
Everlee was leaning against a tree, watching the pep rally from a distance. She had decided to be different this year, maybe make a few new friends and actually leave her room when it wasn't manditory. So far she had only made it to the tree line... She sighed and straightened out her long sleeve black dress before taking a deep breath and slowly walking down to where all the others were situated.
(Captain Weirdo!! Oof, I'm hurt! Haha jk.)
Felix noticed the one girl, Isabella, didn't seem to talkative. He shrugged it off and sat down in the bleachers. Watching the Werewolf burn, Felix turned to the girls and said.
"I don't think I actually formally introduced myself. I'm Felix."
He could guess that Isabella was a witch. Her blue hair was interesting, to say the least. Felicity, he had no idea. She fit the stereotypical cheerleader image, Felix supposed. Bubbly, bouncy, and girly. Felix wondered why he had only seen glimpses of these girls around, and the fact that they were juniors genuinely surprised him. He fixed his hoodie, adjusting the hood and drumming his fingers on his knee. A million thoughts- most of them trivial - ran through his head.
I do wonder, what is the next phase of Shadow Magic? Shadowforming is interesting, but becoming much too easy. He mused, watching the Werewolf burn.
(haha I'm sorry Izzy can be sassy! ((or is it izzy? :P))
The bleachers were cold and Felix and Felicity were both off in space, although they seemed to be in different spaces. I sighed and looked out towards the edge of the woods as more stuffed wolverines came in. A strange movement lurked there, and I squinted my eyes to see-
"Felicity! Our big cheer is coming up, come on!"
Felicity snapped out of her hormone-crazed daze to see senior co-captains Jennifer and Beatrice giving her 'the look.' "Oh, right," she mumbled.
"Well, sorry Felix, but we'll have to go!" I blurted, standing and brushing myself off. The cheerleaders never minded me standing nearby, and I preferred the heat of the bonfire. "So we'll see you around?"
Everlee stopped just to the side of the crowd, slightly uncomfortable. She had never been good at making friends or even carrying out a half decent conversation with anybody. She had post poned talking to anybody for the first few years at the school, not including whoever she had to room with of course. Maybe she would wait a bit longer before she tried to talk to anybody. She pulled her hair over one shoulder and watched the game silently, her mind wandering every once in a while as she looked at some of the others there.
Felix looked up, and smiled.
"Sure! I have Study Hall first thing in the morning tomorrow. I'll probably head to the cafeteria for a snack. Maybe I'll see you guys there." He proposed as he stood and waved at them before departing. A bit of Shadowforming wouldn't do him any harm. He wanted to be <i>perfect</i> before Phase 2 of Professor Riccardi's class. As he approached the dark woods, he noticed a girl alone. He vaguely remembered her name, just as he had with the two girls.
Felix decided he was going to have some fun. Walking off to the right of the girl, he entered the woods. Closing his eyes and focusing, he once again Shadowformed. Nimbly navigating his way through the woods, he ran up behind the girl silently. (Wizards in Shadowform make no noise).
Materializing behind her, leaning against a tree, he asked out of the quiet,
"I thought a pep rally was a team thing. Staying out here alone isn't exactly how you enjoy one yeah?"
Everlee jumped a bit as she heard a voice behind her, snapping her out of her daydream quickly. She turned around half way to look at the guy and shrugged a shoulder, "I'm not exactly the 'Go, Team, Go' kind of person... and I don't like crowds..." she told him before glancing back at the game.
Felicity and I made our way down by the bonfire, where I stood by some people who were throwing stuffed wolves into the fire. The squad got into position, and started cheering, using their magic to do stunts high in the air and land perfectly each time. It was fun to watch, but really not my thing. Some of the cheerleaders could be pretty catty anyhow, from what Felicity has cried to me about.
After their cheers and dances, the mascot, a dragon made bigger using an illusion spell, appeared before the crowd. Illusionary fire flew out of its mouth and over the crowd, and wow that's actually pretty cool. Suddenly, a large wooden wolf tramped in, the cheerleaders surrounding it with magic in order to make it come alive. It howled and ran at the dragon to engage in glorious combat.
As I watched the combat, I noticed a strange movement in the woods again. As I squinted my eyes to look closer, I felt myself being pulled back.
"Get out of the way Izzy! The big finale is coming up and you don't want to be crushed!" Felicity shouted.
I stared up and watched as the wolf rose up its hind legs, splintering wood giving the appearance of ruffled fur. The dragon rose up on its hind legs and pushed it back with a mighty roar, and it toppled into the fire with loud howl of defeat.
Then, the howls weren't coming from the wooden wolf anymore. As it burned in the fire, I looked up to see a pack of wolves striding out of the edge of the forest. They were big, mean and...wearing letterman jackets?
"It's the WH Wolverines!"
I began to grow bored from touring the school and decided to see what the pep rally buzz was all about. I went outside and saw that a football game was going on. I climbed the blechers and saw Izzy and her lame friends talking. I rolled my eyes at their total "teenage dream" stupidity. just like my sister, my other half. I thought as I watched the game.
"Neither do I. Still, pep rally is always a good place to... scout competition." Felix said with a smile, and turned his head as the werewolves arrived to the pep rally. Looking around to see the crowd's reaction, he quickly attempted to Shadowform.
After a moment of focusing, he was successfully invisible.
"I'll see you around." Felix said, the voice seeming to come from nowhere. With a jolt, he ran forward towards the werewolves. He was hoping they weren't here to brawl, though his instinct said that this was going to end badly for the werewolves.
Felix was kinda excited. Maybe fighting in Shadowform was interesting.
Everlee smiled a little, the smile fading as she saw the werewolves. She heard the guys voice after he disappeared, "Bye." She replied and glanced around at the crowd of people, wondering if she should stick around to see how this was going to play out or leave and stay out of the trouble that was sure to follow. She inched closer to the crowd, her instincts taking over rather than her brain. If there was going to be trouble then she was definatley going to be part of it... no more sitting in the shadows and watching everyone else have fun.
People were running all around me, wolves scaling the part of the burning wolf that wasn't on fire. They ran through the crowd, cackling and growling, "WHS! WHS!"
Suddenly, a log fell off of the tail of the burning wolf, which dangled above me. It hit me like a ton of bricks and I fell to the ground, absolutely pinned. I could curl up around it in hopes that nobody would step on me. "Help!" I called out weakly. Felicity was gone with the rest of the cheerleaders, first to be chased out. There wasn't much hope to be noticed amongst the chaos.
A figure stood over me, and I looked up into a pair of beautiful blue-green eyes. He leaned over me, close enough for me to smell the dog scent that emanated off his wolfen body. It wasn't a bad smell, not like a wet dog. More like...a warm puppy.
"Need help?" he growled.
"Yes," I whispered, no longer fearing for my life. "Please."
Bounding, Felix materialized mid-leap at a rampaging werewolf. The werewolf turned and snarled before Felix made impact. The wolf buckled under the force of him, and tumbled to the ground with Felix on top of him.
"Some advice, buddy. Don't mess with wizards. Especially ones who can disappear." Felix remarked, winking at the raging wolf before pressing his knee onto the beast's crown jewels and standing. After hearing the werewolf yelp in pain, Felix Shadowformed again, and began to run into the forest. Since Shadowform only worked where there is a shadow, or darkness, Felix's greatest advantage was the night. Specifically, the night in the forest.
Everlee got shoved by one of the werewolves, she lost balance and went down, doing a backward summersault before standing up quickly and shoving the guy back. "Watch where you're going!" she said to him and he gave her a smug look before pushing her to the ground again. "Oh that's it!" She yelled and swung her leg out, knocking his feet out from underneath him. He landed hard on the ground and Everlee stood up, placing her booted foot on his neck, pressing ever so slightly. "Apologize!" When the werewolf just glared she pressed a little hard and he coughed out an apology. She removed her foot from his throat and shot him a sassy grin before turning and walking away. "Jerk." She mumbled.