The young Lunar duke, very confused as to why he had been called for a quest, headed to the principal's office, following the instruction he had been given. When he arrived, he quickly glanced at Everest, before sitting down.
Valerie was the third to come into the principal's office, her face showing an obvious worried expression. Sure Valerie was a very care free girl but, she had never been called to the principal's office before... After finding out she was picked to go on a quest, she settled a bit - glad that she wasn't in trouble. However she was still scared as she went to sit next to Darren, her gaze fixed on the floor as she did so.
He waltzed into the room with an easy grin, he'd been in there a couple of times and had always spoke his way out of it. He expected nothing less but he paused with surprise covering his features as he saw three other people. Finally, he sat down into a free chair and listened as the quest was heard.
Truth to be told, Natashka was frightened. Just the day before she had posted a rather... scandalous affair on her gossip blog. Could they really have found her? Had she forgotten to change her IP address? She reviewed the process in her mind, again and again, trying to find a flaw but with no avail as she entered the principal's office. She noticed other people but soon it dawned on her that she hadn't written about any of them the day before. She had an ongoing article about one them, though, but that meant that she wasn't in trouble. Natashka sat down in an empty chair, next to Everest, trying to examine his attitude as she practically ignored the principal.
Hekate was disgruntled by the sheer thought of entering the office in her first year. What had she'd possibly done to get herself in trouble? She'd never been in this situation before. She kept running over all the possibilities as she pushed the door up with a gentle shove. Immediately spotting the several other teenagers --who to her annoyance, were older-- she furrowed her eyebrows. She'd never seen or interacted with these people, so she couldn't have possibly been in trouble. But why was she the apparent first year in the room? This question circulated in her brain as she listened in on the quest, each time with a different wording.
His ears drifted off from the principal after understanding the gist of it. He didn't want to go. He had an audition, an important one too, but because of the disappearance of a teacher he had only seen in the hallway he had to cancel it. He wasn't a solar user.
The principal noticed Benedict, and a couple others seemed uninterested. She snapped. "I see a few of you seem ungrateful for this opportunity. Well, I suggest you get on board, because this is nonnegotiable. We need your specific skill sets for this quest. Many would kill to be in your shoes." Her tone was sharp and inpatient.
Valerie listened intently to the principal, a bit shocked upon hearing her snap at the others. "There's also the possibility of us surviving...." Valerie said mostly to herself as she heard Nataska's words. She was already feeling scared with the quest and being reminded that they may die wasn't helping very much.
He winked at the principal and turned his eyes over to Natashka and leant over the person in between them to say, "surely we would survive. Unless the teachers gone and been captured by tribal cannibals. Then we might just not survive." He said with a wiggle of his eyebrows.
Hekate narrowed her brown eyes. "And if we die, well, as most of you can notice, I'm the youngest one here. I'd like to keep my head on until I'm at least twenty, thank you very much," she snapped. "And tribal cannibals in nothing to be joking about," she muttered, being the person Benedict had leaned over.
Having listened to everyone else, Derren finally had his say. "Alright, I'll do what I can during this quest. I'm also not afraid of the possibility of death." He looked neutrally at the principal the whole time.
The tole model or icon thing didn't really lift up her hormones, but the fact of being in the midst of what would most likely be daily drama intrigued her. She could get lots of interesting bits and pieces for her blog. "There is no need in convincing me. It's not like we can deny it. I was just pointing out the possibility of casualties coming into play."
He turned his head to glance at Hekate and leant back with a grin, "well it would please you to remember they wouldn't touch you with a ten foot pole...you have no meat on your body," he said teasing her. He turned back to the principal and stretched his arms behind him. "Why not?"
"This is extra-official so we're not going to be affected by it at all. As a matter of fact we will be practically exempt from any work we miss during our time being out so long as we manage to bring Mr. Crowe back. If we don't, then do worry."
"Well that's great for me. I'm probably more agile then you anyway, Mr. Big Bones," she remarked, rolling her eyes at Benedict. "And please, don't try to reassure me because I'm the youngest --Natasha right?"
The principal was still slightly annoyed, but answered their questions. "Of course you will be excused from work and classes. And yes, there will be reward if you're successful. Of course it will be dangerous. But you will be given supplies and what information we have collected. So please, pack a bag and find a weapon of your choice. I will have someone meet you by the school gates in two hours. They will bring some supplies.
She shook her head at Hekate "I'm not reassuring you for being the youngest. If anything, even the idea of not being successful should be terrifying." Natashka dtood up and started to lesve before she turned around, whipping her wavy hair slightly while doing so, and placing her purple finger nails over the doorframe as she looked at Hekate, "And close enough. It's Natashka."
Timeskip - 2 hours later, meeting at the school gate.
Valerie came just after Darren, a backpack slung over her should and her phone in one hand. "Hey..." She voiced in a unnaturally quiet tone. On most occasions Valerie would be friendly and out going but, suddenly being pulled into a quest had her worried.
Hekate walked up the ground, her bag, packed with basics supplies such as clothing, food, water, and her phone, floating behind her. "What? You all look like you're walking into certain death. The ride hasn't even got here," she taunted.
Arriving a minute after Everest eith some dark slim jeans that hugged her hips, some brown elegant tall boots that reached up to her knees, a thick and layered flannel shirt with the shape of a crop top and a leather jacket over it, Natashka carried her bag crossed over her chest diagonally with her hands checkinh inside it, checkih everything wad there.
Timeskip - 20 minutes later
The principal walks up, a few school grounds keepers with her. They carry some supplies and begin to distribute them. Food, batteries, matches, rope, some sort of beacon device, a set of walkie talkies (only two?), and a larger pack that contained a tent (that was supposedly magic).
She glared at Benedict and huffed. "What are you doing? If this is your last resort to get out of the quest, I suggest you shut your mouth so I can hear what our dear principal needs to say to us before we go save teachers, alright?" she snapped.
"As much as your sass is appreciated Ponytails, he is right. That dress does bring out her eyes, and while I not know his intentions, I am being genuine. Besides, you are also just complimenting her to get on her good
"It is certainly not, you jugdemental witch, I am simply complimenting her," he shot back with a mock irritated face, "are compliments illegal on quests? If so, then I shall never compliment you, pipsqueak, you might slit my throat if I do."
Hekate snorted, waving a hand in dismissal towards Benedict. "I'm not complementing her Natashka, I'm giving her respect, there's a difference. And you," she glared pointedly at Ben, "-I'd slit your throat if you ever refer to me in such a crude way. Now shut up, the principal doesn't look happy, and I'd rather get going now."
The principal had now grown impatient, and practically glared daggers as she spoke. "You should be on your way. The Solar Kingdom and your quest awaits." She gestured to the large, mostly decorative gate. They'd be transporting to Solaria, but only once they reached the ship yard that was on coast line. It was about an hour walk. By the time the group reached Solaria they'd have to set up camp for the night.
Valerie looked around at the group, her hands begginning to shake a bit. "Ummmm i don't feel so good." She said before grabbing the hand of the person next to her which happened to be the principals. "I can't breathe...." She said as she started to take heavy and short breathes, her vision beginning to go blurry.