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Post  Foxtrot on Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:27 pm

Today was a particulary exciting day for Luis! After lunch he would need to go to his biology class to do his own presentation. The boy wasnt a straight A student, in fact he was an average student maintaing B's and C's. Counselors and teachers talked to his mother in the past and they believed it was the fact that Luis couldnt pay attention class that his grades would often slip. Most of the time he was caught day dreaming or doodling sea animals on his note book. His grades werent too bad, they were better than his brothers that for sure. Mitch barely made it!

when the boy stepped into the busy cafeteria, he quickly eyed the shoe box he was holding and offered a soft smile. " after lunch I'm going to introduce you to my class okay?" He said outloud and opened it to peak at the small hermit crab he was particulary proud of. It was about the size of a half dollar; ones that most people kept as pets. " So it wont be long Hermit." Luis chuckled, he knew his friend was more than content in the box. It was relatively cool and the shade from the cover was welcoming not to mention the fact he was happily munching on the sea weed Luis gave him earlier that day.

The young freshman covered his friend and carefully made his way through the crowded cafeteria, most of the time he would find a table in the corner of the room and ate by himself. Luis didnt have much friends except for the small sea creatures he finds and truth be told he was completely okay with that! Luis made sure to dodge certain tables, everyone seemed to have territories. The cool kids and jocks would sit in one corner while the group of pretty girls and cheerleaders could be found near them. Since it was uniform day, the ROTC cadets all sat together while the art and theatre students were all joking around on the other side. When Luis found a suitable spot he grinned and made his way passed the ROTC cadets and sat the box on the empty table carefully before pulling out his seat.

"Well well well, look what we have here." An obnoxius voice called out from behind Luis, Dirk; One of the punk rock seniors at school stood there in his band T shirt and skinny Jeans. His dark hair was messy and the dark eyeliner he was wearing stood out on his pale skin. " What? Cant afford a lunch bag so you put it in a shoe box?" He teased, 3 of his punk friends chuckled behind him as he reached to snatch the box off the table.

" STOP IT THATS MINE!" Luis yelled, his heart dropping from the bully taking his shoe box. " DIRK!"

" DIRRRK" The senior mocked and shook the box up a bit.
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Re: Lunch problems ( Luis/ OPEN)

Post  Delta on Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:15 pm


It wasn't so much that he heard or saw anything, but in a way, Tremor felt one of his friends having trouble. It was mostly an inkling, but he looked up from his own table almost by instinct and just glanced around. Even through the crowded cafeteria, he was able to spot Luis across the room. He picked up his tray of food from the table he had been sitting at; the same one he'd been sitting at since he came to the school; no one ever touched the Cromwell's table, and headed over towards the boy who seemed like he was having some punk troubles. He made his approach calmly from behind Luis, tray still in his hands as he took in the thug who was giving the Freshman a hard time. "Hey, Luis..." he called out, keeping his tone friendly as he announced himself, tilting his head up towards the thugs, wondering if they knew about the reputation his last name carried within the school. "...There a problem here?" he asked, giving Dirk essentially this one chance to walk away. It really was the only fair thing to do...
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Re: Lunch problems ( Luis/ OPEN)

Post  Foxtrot on Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:02 am

"Dirk give Hermit Back!" Luis pleaded and tried to snatch the box the senior was taking, the boys speed however was no match for the older boy as he quickly pulled it away and raised it above his head so the freshmen couldnt reach! When Tremor made his way over his teary eyes looked over at the senior who helped him with his friend Echo, maybe this time he could help him with hermit?!

" OH you named him?!" The greasy boy laughed and looked over at his friends who were snickering around with them. " Well thats too bad, you know what they say. Once you name them, its harder for you to let go. Especially if something tragic happens like.. " Dirk was on the virge of crushing the box until he heard a familiar voice called out. He continued to keep the same smug look on his face as he turned around to see Tremor making his way over. " Why dont you mind your own business you freak." Dirk narrowed his eyes at the other senior and let out a snort. He recalled having problems with the Cromwells, especially when all 3 of them were here. Skylar especially, but since the two older brothers were gone he wasnt AS intimidated with the last Cromwell.

" No DONT!" The boy cried out as he tried to rush for the box, only to be stopped by one of Dirks friend. " He didnt do anything to you! " Luis yelled, obviously getting the attention of the students near by. The boy was on the virge of crying, the last thing he wanted to do was get his friend killed by jerks like Dirk! " Let me go!"Luis began to flail around before one of the older boys picked him up from under the arms and held him out like a doll!

" This freshmens feisty" Dirk declared and snickered on how much he was putting up a fight for this stupid box. He peaked into the box and saw a hermit crab hiding in a shell and instantly his smile grew mischeviously. " Sorry little guy, you were just in the wrong place at the wrong time."

From the other corner of the cafeteria Todd was sitting with his small group of sophmore friends, he heard a ruckus going on and the boy curiously peaked up to see what was going on. " Whats going on?" Anita asked with a soft tone, she was sitting across Todd with a furrowed look and when she saw Luis being held by a senior the girl gasped. " Todd, I think thats Luis" "..I wonder whats going on" Todd asked and got up from his seat to take a better look. When he witnessed the freshmen being picked on his brows furrowed deeply as he got up from his seat and marched himself over. " Hey! he didnt do anything to you, you jerk off!"

" what is this a rebellion?!" The senior laughed and snapped his fingers, when he did so another one of his goon friends picked up Todd along the way and hoisted him up also! " Get the trash can." He told his other friend who reached for a half full bin filled with shit from everyones lunch. Everyone aroudn the area was muttering to themselves and now started to chant on trashing the kids. They really didnt take sides but they wanted to see something happen!

"Let go of me!" Todd grunted and tried his best to get out of the lock.

" Oh we'll let go of you alright. Right in the trash bin, put the kid in there too!" "NO STOP!"

"Put them down." A firm yet authoritative voice called out from behind the group, as the voice called out the chanting from the other students started to die down. Another senior stepped into the field, his black dress shoes polished perfectly, pants hemmed and pressed and his uniform shirt was matching. Towards his collar was a gold bar, representing an officer rank in the schools Army ROTC. The cadet LT. had a serious expression, his hands curled to a light fist but giving the impression that he wasnt going to be physical; instead he was going to psyche the bully out. " Your going to realize once you leave highschool your never going to amount to anything. You'll wake up in the morning wondering why your such a loser.. and why nobody likes you. Your going to wonder why you hate your job and why you cant keep a stable girlfriend.. it could be the fact that you cant get it up, so you cry at night and use your tears as lubricant while you masterbate to internet porn."

" The fuck?!" Dirk scoffed at the military cadet and gritted his teeth, the chuckles and light laughter around him made him boil on the inside. " Mind your own business you drone!"

" I take my duties here on the school grounds very seriously, unlike you I have a personal responsibility to watch over my cadets and other students who are in need of aid. Put them down, or you'll answer to me." The cadet stepped foreward, his name tag read Sexton. Colby knew Dirk the whole 4 years they were there and as they continued their class together he grew to tolerate his stupid acts.. but this was going too far.

" Get a life! Whose going to stop me? You and what Army."

" Funny that you say that." He snorted and crossed his arms in front of chest, almost on cue the rest of the ROTC cadets stood up from their table that they claimed and started to make their way behind their LT. Their numbers lapsing over Dirks almost three times.

"........" Dirk glared at the number of students standing behind Colby, he scrunched his nose and let out a snarl before giving his friends a look. " let them go." He said in a harsh tone before giving Colby another glare. " this isnt over."

"Yeah it is." Colby declared and cocked a brow. " get out of here."



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Re: Lunch problems ( Luis/ OPEN)

Post  Delta on Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:39 pm


"So you're trying to tell me that this is your business? Didn't realize that your entire purpose was to be a dick. Thought that was only a side job." He set his tray down, ready to help out if he could before Tremor was suddenly forced to watch as the situation started to spiral out of control. He truely did not fear Dirk and honestly felt like this was a situation well within his control. And yet with the rapid appearance of first Todd and Anita, everything started to shift. He raised a brow towards Dirk as he snapped his fingers. "Since when did you figure out what rebellion means?," he taunted as he snapped his own fingers. When Dirk's thug reached for the trash can to bring it over, he found that it was somehow overly heavy and that he couldn't lift it up. While Tremor knew that wouldn't save the kids, he also knew it would embarass the hell out of the thug, especially since he'd only cast the spell to apply to Dirk and his minions. He tilted his head a little, already planning something else to get Todd, Luis and Hermit free. "What's the matter? Can't lift a simple trash can?" he taunted, his fingers just starting to rise when Sexton showed up. A small smile crossed over his face a little more to see Dirk and and crew surrounded like that.

"...And I'm telling you Miles, nobody really cares about what kind of spider that was in the real world here! Most of us just hate things that crawl around like that, doesn't matter what they are!" Sophie was a little late to lunch from the rest of the cadets, mostly because she'd ended up killing a spider that had been crawling around her locker and, unfortunately, her friend Miles had just happened to catch her at it!

"And I'm telling you, you just killed a creature that meant you no harm and rightly had more to be afraid of in you than you did in it," Miles retorted with a heavily furrowed brow, holding onto his shoulder bag's strap as they entered into the cafeteria.

"I don't care, I didn't want it making a home in my locker!"

"So if I tried to make a home in your locker, would you kill me too?"

The cadet looked at her friend with an odd glance. "No, but I'd probably need therapy..."

Before Miles could have a chance to respond, his cousin Andrew stepped in. "Hey... guys? What's going on over there?" he asked, nodding towards the grouping of cadets surrounding... something. Their bodies were sort of in the way of seeing exactly what was going on. Regardless, he was grateful to be done with the stupid spider debate. Sophie was right about the whole thing, but if he said anything, his cousin wasn't going to shut the hell up about it and, unlike Sophie, Andrew had to live with the nature-boy psycho.

"I dunno, but whatever it is it can't be good." She made her way over and fell in line behind Colby just as he was starting to tell the kids off and ended up with the desire to roll her eyes, not at what Cheesehead (it'd always been a personal nickname she used to tease Sexton) was doing, but at how stupid this kid must be to even attempt to take a stand against the group of cadets.

Andrew and Miles followed and shoved their way up to the front. Benefits of being Seniors, Andrew had always told his cousin; front row seats to events like this. Not that Miles had ever actually shown any sort of care for school fights, he usually nevertheless followed his cousin. "Seriously? What's Cromwell doing here?" he asked in a surprised voice.

"Who?" Miles asked, clearly confused as he looked around, actually quite personally pleased that the military was able to handle the situation peacefully. If this was Burma, the bully would have probably ended up in prison or worse. Then again, so might the kid getting picked on. It was sort of luck of the draw and the mood of the commanding officer there.

Andy nodded towards Tremor as he leaned back to instruct his cousin once more about American High School social circles. "Tremor Cromwell. Last of 3 brothers, all with the same birthday... He's the only one left at the school, but he usually just stays at the table he and his brother's always shared. You like never see him doing anything else at lunch. They're all...weird."

"He looks pretty normal to me..." Miles replied with a simple shrug.

"...That's because YOU'RE weird..." Andy replied with a simple shrug.
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Re: Lunch problems ( Luis/ OPEN)

Post  Foxtrot on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:43 pm

Luis took the liberty of snatching the box away from Dirk when the big kids came and almost instantly he ran behind Tremor for cover. He peaked his head out with his brows still furrowed and kept quiet until the bully was chased away. The young freshman peaked into the box and saw that his friend peaked out of his shell. " we're okay now" He told his friend with a content sigh. The boy then carefully placed the top back and gave the older kids a smile of appreciation. " Thanks.. for helping me and Hermit... he says thank you too."

" Get out of here you big goon!" Todd gritted his teeth and gave the older bullys a glare, the programmer looked frustrated and once he was put down he made his way over towards the freshman and placed a gentle hand on his shoulder. "Are you okay?"

"Yeah, I'm fine.. just a little shaken up."

"Todd you were really brave" Anita offered and covered the bottom half of her face with the sleeves of her over sized sweater. " Maybe theyll leave people alone now." The small asian made her way over towards the other sophmore and Luis with a somewhat hopeful expression.

" I doubt it" The boy replied with his lips pursed. " People like Dirk never grow up."

" Its true. My brother never grew up either." Luis added with a very small growing; he was glad that there were people here to help him with that bully!

Once Dirk made his way out of the cafeteria he couldnt help but smile from his accomplishment of psyching him out. His stiff posture loosened and he turned to give his cadets a nod. " Thanks for the back up guys" He called out, signaling them to go back to their seats. Afterwards he turned his dark iris to the Cromwell and offered a nod. " You'r alright." The cadet teased, Colby knew of Tremor the 4 years he was there but he never really talked to him since he was aferall with his brothers the whole time. He could only imagine how it was like now since they both graduated and he was the only one left. " It takes heart to stand up to people like Dirk..and from what I saw, you were the first one." He patted Tremor on the shoulder and gave Luis another friendly smile. " See you around kid."

"bye... th-thanks" Luis waved with his free hand while the other held onto his shoe box tightly. The young boys eyes were gleaming; almost as if he was admiring a hero. Afterwards he looked up at the Cromwell and tugged on his shirt. " I dont get why people are so afraid of you." The boy called out with a soft tone. " You helped me so many times"

" Guess you should never judge a book by its cover" Todd chuckled.

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Post  Delta on Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:38 am


When the crowds broke up, Sophie headed off with the other cadets, both needing to get her lunch and anxious to avoid a relapse into the spider debate. She gave Colby a nod before just glancing at Andy, who seemed to be stuck with Miles who was by this point ogling over the Cromwell kid that Sexton was talking to. She just rolled her eyes and gave the indication that Andy, at least, should join her when he could get away from the brat.

"I guess you could call it being in the right place at the right time," Tremor joked with the ROTC kid, seemingly a very easy young man to talk to, for those who bothered to talk to him. When Colby headed off his own way, he put a hand on Luis' shoulder and nodded towards the box. "Can I see him?" he asked with a friendly smile, trying to ignore the question.

But if Tremor wanted to ignore it, Andy didn't seem to want anything to do with such things. "It's cause weird shit happens around him and his brothers," he called out loud enough for the group to hear him.

Tremor turned his gaze back up towards Andy, causing the boy to flinch and look around for a way out of the situation he'd just created for himself. "Is that what you think? People are scared of us because weird things happen? Weird things happen all the time. You remember a couple weeks ago when there was a worldwide hurricane? Did that make you afraid of me?" he asked, his voice calm, almost more like a teacher trying to point out the flaws in a student's argument.

Andy started to look around again, wishing someone would back him up. Or... something! "Well... um... not really, I guess..." he replied, reaching up to scratch the back of his neck nervously.

"You have to forgive my cousin," Miles volunteered as he stepped forward casually, with his hands held in front of him with the fingertips touching in an almost zen-like stance. "He's not very good at coming up with a good argument."

Andrew's jaw dropped a little as he just glared at his cousin, raising up his middle finger to flip him off. Jackass!

"I was interested, though," Miles continued, completely ignoring Andy sticking his middle finger in the air. He did that alot. Maybe at some point, Miles would figure out what it meant. "In what those boys were after." He stepped a little closer and pointed towards the box that Tremor had open, revealing Hermit. "May I?" he asked before peaking inside, only to feel his brow furrowing. "I don't understand... what did the Hermit Crab do to them?" he asked, looking thoroughly confused.
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Post  Foxtrot on Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:31 pm

"You want to say hi to Hermit?" Luis asked with a surprised looked but didnt hestiate to carefully open the box to reveal the small crab in there. From within his hard shell the crustacean curiously poked himself out to get a better look at the strangers. " Hes wondering alot about you guys." The boy revealed with a small chuckle himself.

"Aww hes cute" Anita giggled a little and covered her mouth with both her sleeves in a coy motion.

When Luis heard the comment from the stranger saying something about Tremor his attention shot over with a slightly furrowed brow. " Ive been around him alot and I dont see any weird things happening! Tremors a really nice guy" The youngest stated, he didnt know who the older kid was but he was starting to not like him already.

"Whoa, easy there." Todd reached for Luis' shoulder and lightly shook him.

"..Sorry" Luis pouted but gave Andrew a quick narrow eyed look before returning to see that his friend wanted to look at Hermit too. The crab was responding positviely so he didnt have any problem letting Miles look. " ....Do you travel alot?" The boy asked out of nowehere and blinked at the older kid. " Hermit can sense that. He says you have some kind of gift..."

Todd simply raised a brow from what the youngest student said and quickly looked around the cafeteria to see if anyone was listening in on their conversation. Thankfully, everyone already went back to their business.
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Post  Delta on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:52 am


"Why shouldn't I?" Tremor asked as he peaked into the box, ignoring Andy and his foolishness. While it was true that Tremor was the easiest to get along with of the Cromwell brothers, it was also true that he didn't put up with any shit. And Andrew? Was pure shit. "What sorts of things was he asking?" he asked, reaching his finger into the box in front of the crab so that Hermit could play with the tip if he wanted.

Andy looked around again for some sort of defense and didn't really find any. In fact, he was a little nervous that Cromwell was recruiting little mini-Cromwells to inherit the school when Tremor left. He flinched back from the kid's glare and took a step back, his eyes moving back over towards Miles. "I'm... gonna go get some food..." he commented, trying to back away.

In most circumstances, Miles would've made his cousin stay, but he was in fact too enthralled by such a simple creature in the shoe box that he just nodded towards Andy before looking back at the others. "Sorry about him," he apologized with a small shrug. "He's lived a sheltered life." When the young boy asked him if he traveled, his eyes went a little wide and a new life seemed to twinkle within them. "My parents are Anthropologists. They go around the world studying cultures; I... sorta grew up with them until they sent me back here to finish school," he admitted, a small smile crossing over his face as he looked back at the crab. "How does he know?" he asked, actually laughing a little bit, thinking that it was crazy that the crab would know, but then again, he'd learned long ago to never close his mind to any possibility.

"....What kind of gift?" Andrew asked, having not actually gone anywhere, but had lingered around his cousin in case Miles needed help again with the High School Jungle.

"...I thought you went to get food?"

Andy shrugged a little bit, feeling nervous in the presence of Cromwell and Cromwell Lite. "I guess I didn't go yet..."
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Post  Foxtrot on Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:03 am

"Anthropolgists really? Thats pretty cool, I never even really left this country. Actually, the more I think about it I dont think ive EVER left, last place I visited was Utah." The sophmore responded to the boy who was examing the hermit crab. " I'm Todd by the way.. my friend Anita." "...hello" She offered a weak tone and gave a bashful wave. " and ~ I'm Luis" The boy greeted with a smile across his face. " And he said something about an aura or.. feeling? Im not even sure what an Aura is."

" An Aura can be different meanings." Anita answered, her sleeves still over her mouth. " but generally its energy coming from within yourself. when you have a positive aura, you generally attract luck around..Some are able to feel them, others can read it."

"Kind of like a dogs 6th sense." Todd stated with a nod.

" In that case, Hermit just has a general feeling." Luis added with his own nod.

"I think animals overall have senses that humans are sometimes out of tune from. My grandpa taught us that through practice and meditation your able to awaken your senses."
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Andy rolled his eyes a little. "Great... encourage him. That's just what he needs," he complained as he again took a couple steps back. "I'm just.... gonna get that food now..." he called out, making a mental note to ask about this... gift later.

Miles turned to actually make sure Andy walked off this time before he turned back to the others, a friendly smile on his face. "Oh!" he reached out his hand as was the custom in the United States and nodded towards everyone. "Miles Bartlett," he introduced, giving a small nod of his head each time he shook hands.

"Tremor Cromwell," the warlock replied. "I didn't even know Griffin had a cousin. Then again... not exactly like we're friends or anything, but still, nice to meet you."

Miles looked back into the box at Hermit, giving him a curious glance. "Tell him he's very wise," he requested of Luis who could obviously speak to him. Either that or he believed that he could. In either event, Miles held no qualms about encouraging the boy. He'd seen more than his share of abilities to not discount anything, and even what he'd seen of imagination, it wasn't something to put down, therefore, he simply worked under the assumption that Luis knew what he was talking about.

He turned back towards Anita, his hands in front of him in his zen pose again. "Your grandpa is wise. I've seen it in the monasteries of Nepal, monks sitting there in pure meditative states for hours on end. They look like they're sleeping, but they're more fully aware than anyone I've ever met," he explained before turning back to Hermit again. "When I was a baby, my parents always told me I received a blessing from one of the high Lamas in Northern India. They say that's why I'm so 'in tune' they called it. I don't really know how to describe it, but I often feel like I know what's going to happen just before it does, so I can react more quickly. But... it's not really seeing the future..." he explained furrowing his brow and talking about what he could do openly, seeing no reason not to. Its more like... sensing the area around me... hearing a snake, or a blowdart being launched, feeling the air change or seeing a shadow pass by." He furrowed his brows a little bit, wondering if they understood the subtleties of what he was saying. "I always called them good instincts. My parents called it trouble magnet, so that's why they sent me back here."
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Post  Foxtrot on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:18 pm

"Thanks...." The girl blushed from the strangers comment and offered a very soft smile, she still however cowarded away from the crowd slightly more than anyone else in the group.

" Really? Thanks! I'll tell him that." The young boy replied back with a big grin on his face, he adjusted the shoe box he was holding since he felt it slipping and turned to look at Tremor and Miles, two of which who were the friendlist to Hermit. " Hey if you wanted you could sit with us at lunch, we have plenty of room.. OH and you guys too!" His dark eyes shot over towards Anita and Todd.

"Oh? um..." The asian girl gasped slightly and allowed her attention to shoot over to Todd.

"Yeah thats cool." Todd snorted and gave a nod. " Lemme get my stuff" the operator pulled away from the group and went back to the table with his tray and backpack; once he got his stuff he then made his way towards the designated table that Luis picked.

"i'll get my stuff too!" Anita declared and quickly scurried after the operator, she didnt care that she was getting looks from her other friends. Luis was a great kid and she would able to sit next to Todd!

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