She was in the library, of course, and was flicking through a book on psychology. She was breaking the rules, though, as she was eating some food not very discreetly but she was hidden by bookshelves so she doubted anyone would catch her.
Having just gotten to the academy the night before, Sage was curious about the Academy - more specifically, curious about her sisters. While she did secretly miss Diana, Sage thought it would be best if she didn't confront her sister just yet, instead setting her priorities on meeting her other sister - Elle. By sheer luck Sage ended up in the library as well, examining the room before starting to walk around and read the titles of books she passed.
She could hear someone moving around and her skin prickled and her stomach churned but she forced it down and shrunk deeper into the chair, forcing herself back into the book. But even Elle, who's read dryer books than this, found it dry and her mind was easily distracted.
As she continued on her way through the library, Sage came across a girl sitting alone and seemed to be eating. With a raised eyebrow she walked over to the girl and gave her a small smirk. "Should you be...." Her sentence was stopped mid way as she looked at the other female. Could it be? She definitely looked like the girl in the photos, maybe a bit older. No it had to be, this was Elle - Sage's sister. Finally after a few moments of staring at the girl with wide eyes, Sage shook her head and returned her smirk once more. "Should you be eating in here?" She finished off her before sentence. well it wasn't that hard to find her...
She had raised her eyes to stare back when the girl trailed off, her eyebrow slowly raising as time passed by, listening to the rest of the sentence she rolled her eyes. "Considering there are huge signs scattered around the room saying "don't eat", I think we both know the answer to that."
She gave a soft nod before sitting down in the seat across from Elle, not bothering to ask for permission or anything. "I guess you're right... I'm Sage by the way." Sage introduced herself, trying to find something to keep the conversation going.
She hesitated, regarding the other girl. Though her heart beat had decreased since Sage had popped up, she was still wary, unsure of new people. Oh well, this girl seemed innocent enough. "Elle," she replied, shifting in her seat. "Don't you have something to do?"
She examined Elle for a few seconds, still surprised that she had found her so easily. "Not really." She answered while looking at the book in the other females hand. "What book are you reading?" She asked while leaning forward in her seat.
She flipped the book up to show the title. Psychology for the brain.. "Psychology. Light reading," she said, shrugging. "Should I know you?" She blurted out, studying Sage. She was usually good at picking out people and something in Sage caught Elle's attention, "you look familiar."
Sage lett out a small chuckle. "Considering I'm new, no you shouldn't know me." She tried to hide the worry that developed once hearing Elle's words. "Maybe you saw me coming into the academy last night?" Sage offered a solution as to why she might seem familiar.
Not giving the question any thought, who would, Sage answered quickly. "Seventeen years old." She answered before watching her, examining her face. "How old are you?" She asked curiously. True Sage had seen elle in pictures but, the pictures were old and faded - probably from when she was 15 or 16.
"Eighteen," she replied. She had picked up on the accent, though, "you're British," she said smugly, "I use to live in London. That's where I must have seen you. I don't forget a face." She sat back before pausing, "you came from London, right?" She asked.
Now Sage had grow even more nervous, her palms getting hot and sweaty but, she tried her best to hide it - letting her hands hang loosely and casually in front of her. "Actually i do come from London, i lived their with my aunt and uncle." Sage smiled but put on a fake confused look. "You must have a great memory if you saw me there one or twice and still remember."
She smiled faintly, "something like that," she said, looking at her one more time before deciding to drop it. She's seen her London. That must be it. "Are you liking the academy?" She asked, now just picking at conversation.
Sage moved her shoulders in a shrugging motion. "I haven't decided yet..." She stated, taking a small pause before starting back up again. "You're the first person I've interacted with and I haven't really toured the school yet so, I can't really decided right now." A light chuckled escaped her lips as she finished her sentence. For a moment there she was affraid Elle had been catching on to her but, a weight was lifted off her shoulders when Elle seemed to have dropped the subject.
She was taken by surprise. She wouldn't have thought she'd have been the first person to go to when it came to new people–she's been told she's rather standoffish. "Oh," she breathed out, "funny way to meet people." She shifted in her position, unsure of what to say for once, "I suppose...I suppose I could tour you?"
Sage watched Elle for a moment, trying to figure out how she should go about things. Should she just come right out and say it? That Elle was her long lost sister and that she wanted to bring her home? Even in there short conversation, Sage could already tell that Elle wasn't the type of girl to believe something like that. She had to gain her trust first. "How long have you been at the academy?" Sgae asked as she walked up beside Elle, her gaze going back and forth from Elle to the halls the passed through.
She shrugged as she moved passed all the groups in the library, fiddling with the strand of her bag. She wasn't sure what to think of the girl. Why would you randomly sit yourself down in front of a stranger? She kept her eyes in front of her, only looking over when Sage spoke. "About a year now, maybe just under. It feels like yesterday," she said, adding on the last bit with a bit of surprise. Has it been that long?. "This place becomes a bit of a...reality in itself." She didn't know why she said that but maybe Sage was so direct because she was nervous. Or something.
She gave a slight nod, watching the shelves as they passed by them. "Seems like such a long time... i can't imagine being here for that long." Sage admitted before looking at Elle. "Don't you miss your home? Your family?" She asked, curious as to how close Elle was to her adopted family.
Sage kept a serious expression, trying not to show the annoyance she felt when hearing Elle's responce. "I haven't been here one full day and i already miss my father." She laughed it off before looking at Elle. "So, what is our first stop on our tour?"
"Still a stop," she replied. She obviously didn't get the irony. "Closest is probably the food area. Canteen, whatever, come on." She said, moving forward before beginning to prattle on about the architecture and the history of the place.
Sage looked over at elle with a raised eyebrow. "Why does anyone come to the academy?" Sage responded. "To learn to control there powers of course." She finished before setting her gaze in front of her once again. "You can only learn so much on your own, which is why i came. to learn more about my powers."
"Powers are so overrated," she muttered, "don't really help you unless you're a royal." She paused, "but that answer was probably obvious–sorry." She cursed herself. Where was she? She wasn't usually this slow.
"Don't worry about it." she smiled, before looking around. "Are we anywhere near the eating area. I could really go for something to eat." Sage said suddenly, actually feeling a bit hungry and wanting to spend more time with her sister.
"Not exactly what i expected..." Sage responded while letting her gaze wonder thoughout the room. "Guess i thought i'd see a lot more people, jocks sitting at one table, nerds sitting at another." She chuckled before moving forward. "Are you hungry? you were eating back there at the library so it's alright if your not and wanna leave." Of course Sage didn't want Elle to go but, she didn't wanna seem to clingy and direct.
She thought about her whithering diet but smiled anyway, "we can muddle our way through the menu together then," she said and with that strode over to the line, hoping she won't run into anyone she knows. Ten minutes later she returned with two salads, one ceasar, the other pasta salad. "Take your pick.'
"Water and Lunar" Sage answered before shoving some of the salad into her mouth. "You?" Her voice was slightly muffled by the food she till had in her mouth, swollowing it and looking at Elle. "Sorry..." Sage stated before repeating herself. "What about you? What element?"
"From what i've seen, i looks like none of the students her do." She answered before looking around the room, her eyes landing back on Elle after just a few seconds. "I mean... you would expec it to be like walking into the x-men mansion and see people using their powers." Sage slightly chuckled, unsure if Elle would know what the movie was. Sage wasn't into the movie saga herself she just watched it because she heard it was good.
She winked, finally taking a small bite from the salad, "just wait until the humans find out about us. Then we might be situated in the x-men mansion. Though I don't see our current principal being able to pull off Professer Charles."
"He might be able." She held back a laugh. "If we shave him bald and put him in a wheel chair." FInally she let out a small chuckle before her eye widened. "Ohh and the air elementals can make his chair flout too!"
Sage's mouth formed into an O shape as the word "Ohhhh." Escaped her lips. "I see i see." She paused form a minute, thinking. "It would still be nice to see her bald though. No?" The bi-elemental asked, the ends of her lips curving up into a small smile.