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  • CoffeeandLightsabers

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    Thora Ulrich & Jin Yoshida


    I hear the river say your name
    By the stars above, I know we were in love
    I hear the river say your name


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    Noah Doryu & Marlee Hudson

    In every window, I pass
    Your reflection in the glass
    Makes me wonder if my mind is going
    Shadows shifting in the rain
    Slowly driving me insane

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    Thora Ulrich | "You say I'm never fooled by the depth in your eyes, but I don't agree"

    Impatiently, Thora checks her watch for what feels like the fifth time as she sits in the headmaster's office. The headmaster had asked Thora this morning to stop by around noon that morning when she'd been having breakfast with her adoptive sister in the dining hall. For once, Thora had actually done as she was told and showed up a little past noon. Twenty minutes later and there was still no sign of the headmaster- and Thora couldn't figure out what it was he wanted to see her about. While the girls were at school, as they'd been all summer, classes had not started back up. And Thora had been keeping a relatively low profile the past couple months. And even if she wanted to cause trouble, it would of been hard. The rising conflicts between the community and the Rebellion- led by the girl's father, had caused the Community to send a couple brigades of soldiers to the school. However, because Marlee's father was leading the rebellion it was decided that Marlee could be in more risk than the others, and she'd been assigned her own bodyguard, Noah.

    A babysitter really, because while he kept Marlee safe, he also made sure that Thora couldn't get into any mischief. Which is yet another reason Thora can't figure out why the headmaster had asked to see her. Usually when she landed in his office, it was due to something she'd done. She's half-considering leaving a note and going to find Marlee instead of waiting around when she picks up on the faint sound of approaching footsteps, and voices. Furrowing her brow Thora strains to hear though can't pick up on exact words. Thora's still listening when the door is carefully opened. "Ah, Thora you made it. I was worried you would wander off, sorry to make you wait." The headmaster greets, rambling already as he makes his way to his seat. Curiously, his guest isn't with him- instead Thora can hear their heartbeat behind the door. However she puls her attention away from the door and back to the headmaster. She shrugs off his apology with an easy, "Considered it. Why exactly am I here?" The headmaster waves his hand, settling back against his chair with a thoughtful expression.

    "Thora, we've previously discussed your lack of control over your abilities at length before. Several times." It's true, but it still brings a sting of shame to the young hellhound. She'd been orphaned young, her breed was already dying out. Previous teachers had never had much luck with trying to teach the willful blonde control over her beast. But still Headmaster Eldrin continues on. "Well, I didn't want to get your hopes up but this Summer I've been extensively searching for someone who I believe is capable of teaching you." This has Thora's interest, and her brows scrunch with curiosity. "Mr. Yoshida, you may come in now." The door opens, revealing a young man. Thora wouldn't guess he was any older than seven, eight years. But his appearance wasn't what Thora noticed, not at first. Instead it was his scent. It had drifted in a few moments before he had, but it was unmistakable; another hellhound. But there was something else alongside that hellhound scent; something different and yet familiar somehow. Thora doesn't even realize it at first as she gets to her feet, moving away from the headmaster towards the unfamiliar hellhound. "Thora Ulrich, meet your new Abilities teacher. Jin, this is Thora."

    She barely hears Eldrin continues. She has so many questions, this is the first hellhound, or at least partial hellhound, that Thora can remember meeting. There's almost a feeling of being overwhelmed, but its not entirely unpleasant. "He will be teaching you exclusively Thora. No distractions from other classmates, and someone who... Ahem understands the intricacies of your species." Feeling herself nod, Thora nervously crosses her arms over her chest, looking between the two. "When do we start?" The headmaster glances to Jin and gives a thin smile. "I suppose that would be your call. We've cleared the old archery field for you two to practice in. It's been spelled so it will be flame resistant and we don't have to worry about causing harm to the students or the building." Biting her lip, she looks to Jin- or Mr. Yoshida. She supposed she'd have to ask. "So, you really think you can teach me?" She turns to him, raising a slender eyebrow. Thora wasn't an easy student, and controlling her bestial side had always been harder than any traditional math or history. Did this man, who hardly looked older than herself, really have the know how to teach her? The headmaster clearly believed so, but Thora had always erred on the side of reserved cynicism.

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    Noah Doryu | "But there's blood on my hands, and my lips are unclean."

    "Here, the kitchen had two left." Noah sets a piece of strawberry pie down in front of his assignment, Marlee Hudson. As the daughter of the leader of the Rebellion, the Community and Marlee's own mother had been worried about her safety. So, Noah a soldier had been selected from some of the more elite soldiers as her bodyguard. He wasn't pleased at first. He had wanted to have a more active role in protecting the community, not a single student. The first couple months had been rough for both of them, as Marlee had wanted Noah to be there about as much as he did. But about a month ago a conversation with his sister, a rare thing for Noah, had changed his perspective. "Think of all the things she's been through Noah. You can't be impatient as usual. Earn her trust, and maybe the assignment won't be as bad as you're making it to be." A simple scold really, but enough to make Noah realize she was right, as usual. So Noah had been working on doing his best to at least earn Marlee's trust that he wasn't there to make her life worse. That hopefully his presence wasn't needed, but if it was Noah would absolutely do his job and protect the young fae. He'd been working on small things, and it seemed to be paying off. While they weren't exactly friends, the two had warmed up noticeably towards one another.

    Currently, Marlee was sat at one of the tables in the courtyard, a flower pot in front of her. Noah would assume that she was practicing, trying to make the plant bloom. She doesn't acknowledge him at first, her eyebrows knitted together in concentration. Noah was always one to respect a strong work ethic, so instead of bothering her he slides into the bench across from her, watching with mute interest. The harsh rays of the summer sun beat down upon his back, though this doesn't bother the draconian. He was built for the heat. After a few minutes of stretched silence, and no results Marlee sighs and drops her hand. "Eat some pie, you'll feel better." Noah advises in an almost sagely tone. He's not used to it being just the two of them. Normally Marlee's adoptive sister, Thora was around. Today however, she was meeting with the headmaster for unknown reasons. He leans his elbow on the table, putting his chin in his hand as he instinctively checks the area. No threats, no surprise. This school was spelled with just about every kind of protection, and warding spell one could think of. It was certainly a formidable defense, but Noah knew that you always had to be ready in case it failed and something slipped through. But he hadn't heard any recent developments, and no news was good news if you asked Noah.

    "That was some advanced fae magic you were practicing." Noah remarks after a minute, almost lazily as he studies her from the corner of his eye. If he was honest, as a soldier he was impressed that initiative. "Trying to get a head start on your fae classmates?" There's a missable note of humor in Noah's voice. They'd been stuck at the school most the summer, there wasn't much to do. It was smart for Marlee to work on sharpening her abilities. From what he understood, the Hudson family was an old family of Fae. Magic ran deep, and wild in their blood. The better control Marlee had, the better off she'd be if you asked Noah. Though he wasn't really worried about her following her father's footsteps. A welcome breeze stirs across his back, rustling the nearby leaves. This school hadn't changed much from when he'd been a student here, not that many years ago. You wouldn't even guess the troubles that plagued the Community outside these walls. "It's hard to believe in a couple weeks the school will start back up." Noah muses, mostly to fill the silence that had welled since his earlier question. "How do you feel about going back?" He'd been told before he started this job, that Thora and Marlee had a harder time with other students. For Marlee, the reason was fairly obvious.

    Her family had a mixed reputation before Thomas. After the rebellion- students hadn't exactly given the young fae an easy time. Noah suspect that wasn't going to get better with the coming year. Kids could be cruel, and sadly he also suspected Marlee knew this. He listens to her answer, shifting so he's leaning on the table with both elbows. The summer sun sends golden highlights through her hair, kissing her skin as well with dappled light. It's hard for Noah to believe that anyone, student or staff, could seriously think she posed a threat. It annoyed him, maybe a little more than it should of, that people could mistreat her based solely on the sins of her father. It was obvious to him, that she was just a girl caught up in a war that had cost her as much as the next person- if not more. It at least brought him a little relief to know that Marlee had at least Thora, and the headmaster. Noah too, would do his job and keep her safe from outside threats.
    June 24th, 2019 at 05:08am
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    Jin Yoshida | Don’t let your heart grow cold, I will call you by name

    There was never a mission that the Rebellion offered which Jin refused, though when Thomas came to him a few months ago with his latest plan. Not only was Jin taken by surprise, he also had to have a second thought about if he should agree or refuse the mission. He joined the Rebellion when he was at his darkest point in life, it’s been three years since he stumbled upon the Rebellion. In fact, Jin hadn’t even heard of this hidden group of supernatural creatures until one night in Paris. Sterling, the hunter who had taken him prisoner many years earlier, had booked yet another fight for Jin to win. After he had won the fight, in which he had killed the man who was against him, he was cleaning his wounds in the bathroom as he did after each fight. His ankle painfully chained to the wall to stop him from trying to make another escape attempt, the bathroom door opened almost silently, and Thomas stood there, just looking at Jin with both a deep sadness in his eyes but there was also a heat of great anger.

    Thomas’ fae magic broke the chain around his ankle and just like that, Jin was set free. For the first time since he was a child, he was a free man and could do whatever he wanted and go wherever he pleased. But where would he have gone? What would he have done? Sterling had murdered his parents and his pack that dreadful night, everything had been taken from him in those short few minutes. Jin had nothing. Thomas seemed to sense this and as he handed Jin a hoodie to wear, Jin knew he would find a new family with Thomas, he would find a place where he would finally belong. And ever since that night, Jin has been with and supported the Rebellion in whichever way he could. Yet how could he agree to what Thomas had planned for him? Could he really face her after all this time and not blow his cover? After spending most of his life with Sterling, he wasn’t the best when it came to interacting with people, human or other creatures.

    However, there he stood outside of the Headmaster’s office. Eldrin had been the one to make contact with Jin, once Thomas spread a rumour of what Jin was, as Thomas knew this school would be struggling to train his adopted daughter. Inhaling deeply through his nose, Jin couldn’t help but start to feel the guilt that was creeping into his mind. She didn’t deserve this. But it was his mission and he needed to finish his mission. “Mr. Yoshida, you may come in now.” That was his cue from Eldrin, his palm pressed against the heavy wooden door and pushed it open just enough for him to step into the spacious room. He had tried to look the part of a teacher’s aide, black trousers and a white button-down shirt covered his body, yet sneakers still enclosed his feet. This wasn’t his first time being in the headmaster’s office, there was no need for his eyes to scan the room for any threats. Instead, his darkened eyes instantly sought her out, watching as she turned her body to face him as she stood up from the chair she was sitting on. “Thora Ulrich, meet your new Abilities teacher. Jin, this is Thora.” Thora. He knew that she wouldn’t be the young girl that he had known so well, but she had definitely grown in many ways, Jin wasn’t blind to that.

    “So, you really think you can teach me?” Thora’s familiar voice, sweet but still sharp, sounded in his ears. Her voice was something he greatly missed hearing. The left corner of his lips turned up slightly at her question, his eyes never leaving her as he discreetly washed over her. Her blonde hair was now much shorter and her chestnut eyes had lost the joyful spark that he remembered, seeing her eyes caused Jin to feel concern for her, about what kind of life she had after the attack that ended the lives of their families and their pack. “I have faced far more challenging tasks then teaching a hellhound how to control her power.” There was no doubt in his mind that he would fail that part of his mission, he was part hellhound himself, and he had taught himself how to control himself after Sterling detained him. If Jin didn’t teach himself control, Sterling made sure to punish him in painful ways. “Having me teach you, isn’t something you should be worried about. Just know, it’s going to be tough on you. Are you ready to learn?” Just because he had grown up with Thora, he wasn’t going to go easy on her. Thomas needed her as a solider for the Rebellion and he needed her to be in control of herself, not to be the wild hellhound that she currently is.
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    Marlee Husdon | Daddy, I’m alone because this house, don’t feel like home

    Marlee had heard Noah’s voice as he joined her outside in the courtyard, she chose to ignore him for the time being. Her eyes were focused intently on the flowerpot in front of her on the table, her brows were pulled together as she tried to make the flower bloom with her magic. She had lost track of how long she had been sitting there, staring at the pot as she tried to will the flower to bloom. She wanted to do something productive while Thora went to see the headmaster, which brought her to the courtyard where she was staring at a flowerpot. Sighing in defeat, Marlee dropped her head when it was clear to her that the flower wasn’t going to bloom with her magic. “Eat some pie, you'll feel better.” Marlee slowly lifted her head at the husky voice, her eyes landing on the piece of strawberry pie that he had brought for her. Something she would have automatically refused at the start of the month, Marlee hadn’t been able to believe that her own mother would have hired a bodyguard for her.

    Marlee had stared the first week with Noah attempting to stay away from him, avoiding him at all costs, begging her mother to explain to the headmaster that a mistake had been made. She didn’t need a bodyguard, or babysitter as Thora calls it, her father wouldn’t be able to contact her if she was on school grounds. She didn’t want Noah there, hanging around her all the damn time. No matter how attractive he was. It was only when Marlee came to realise that no one was going to listen to her, no one was going to give Noah another assignment, so she just had to suck it up and deal with it. Pulling the plate closer to her, Marlee picked up the metal fork and took a piece of the delicious pie. “That was some advanced fae magic you were practicing. Trying to get a head start on your fae classmates?” Noah’s comment caused her eyes to move over to where he was sitting, maybe he hadn’t heard yet that she was very much still learning how to use and control the fae magic that ran through her veins. “I have to practice as much as I can, there’s still so much that I need to learn about my magic.” Marlee replied after chewing her mouthful of strawberry pie, she also needed to learn more about her magic as it would be needed to stop her father.

    Marlee wanted to do whatever she could to help in bringing the Rebellion to justice, including her own father when it came to that. She knew right from wrong, what her father was doing was wrong in her eyes and she would never want to be apart of it. She had a fair idea of how powerful her father was, she had to be ready for when he started the war that he craved. Taking another bite of the piece of pie, she felt a slight breeze brush past her face as her eyes settled on Noah. She did feel guilty about the task that he had been given, he became a solider for the Community for a reason, which wasn’t to be the bodyguard of a teenage girl. She had already tried to convince the Headmaster that Noah wasn’t needed, that he could be doing more for the school if he could go back to being a solider. Now that the Community had brought in soldiers to protect the school and the students, they littered the school grounds already and were making the environment rather awkward. Her fingers gently pushed the plate across the table towards Noah, she couldn’t eat the slice of pie on her own, especially when he had brought it over for her to eat.

    “It's hard to believe in a couple weeks the school will start back up. How do you feel about going back?” Noah’s question wasn’t hard for Marlee to answer, she did have mixed feelings about classes starting up again. Part of her was excited to continue learning as this was her senior year, but at the same time she was dreading having students come back to the school, as she knew the whispers and stares would only get worse. “I’d rather hide from everyone, but going back to classes should keep me busy.” All Marlee wanted to do was hide in her dorm room with Thora, she didn’t want to face her peers or even most of the professors, they all treated her in the same way. Most of them would whisper behind her back or stare at her, though a few were quite vocal about their feelings and thoughts towards her and her family. “Are you ready to be surrounded by a bunch of teenagers?” Looking at Noah sitting there with her, it as obvious to her that the girls who were horrible to her, wouldn’t act the same way around Noah.
    June 27th, 2019 at 11:25am