You Can't Stay Seventeen Forever

Episode 1: What The Future Holds

Tarot Card: The Tower

First day back, final year of this place. I really need to get out the habit of saying ‘What could go wrong’, everything, everything can always go wrong!

Ms. Leng started the day with an entirely ‘motivating’ speech about the future, blah blah blah. Then we all got to have fun meetings with Mr Verms, talk about wrong order, any motivation people might have had got knocked out pretty quick. Mr Verms has a way of trying to help in the most unhelpful fashion. Asked what I was continuing with, Philosophy, Psychology and History, Maths never really fit in anyway and then called me a Morbid person when I told him what I wanted didn’t really matter. I was going to go to Uni and get a degree because that’s what I had to do to get on with life. Wasn’t entirely focused on the meeting considering Shade told me Mr Verms didn’t really have long left, a there was a small chance that was going to be cut shorter by some kind of icicle weapon.

Bailed out of there pretty quick, went looking for Abbi and Callum, found them waiting for me, chatter of a mysterious stranger in our Courtyard, it had also started to snow. Turns out he was some kind of Winter court noble, came bearing gifts [8 ice daggers, that apparently won’t miss a target and won’t melt or something like that] and asking for passage through our lands. Not worth dealing with not letting them so we agreed. Apparently he hailed from the Land of Glace, and we now have an open invite to visit his queen.  As part of the deal however we’re not to have dealing with a new goblin market, making its way to us. Something else we’ll need to deal with.

As that wrapped up, life as always continued to make a bad day worse, a shrill sound rang out, racked my brain a bit, carried the sound of a self-summoning, not good. Then it started raining blood. Really not good. Dived inside, and then my new Psych teach found me. Already missing lectures it would seem, prob should have checked my timetable, but I’ll get to that when it’s not raining blood or Shades telling me someone’s about to die! Went to class, walked out 15 minutes later, because it was still raining. Went looking for Abbi & Callum again, text them, get the strange reply ‘At goblin market, no one here, Rae is fine’ followed by a ‘please say these words…’ Yeah not okay, text back, get a text saying ‘down’ so up it was. The roof, good thing too, get there and I see Callum wrestling to get Rae inside with vines, she’s singing some rather odd song and Abbi seems ready to attack something. Cloud burst, literally as some weird cloud entities headed for us. Off we go, Shade starts flinging Shadows, I went for the blaster, Tonesh starts chucking light, Twiglet defending from anything they throw and Callum dealing with Rae’s singing. Chalked up another win, but there is now a strange rune to look into.

Rae seemed to come back to herself pretty quickly considering, coughing up a load of the blood rain, she thanked us, sort of before saying she needed to get back to helping set up the job fair, I mean wtf, apparently to get her out of detention but whatever, I think she just wanted to get out of our way and whatever the hell had just happened. With lunch and lectures Abbi & Callum disappeared off to do their various things, I thought I’d get a jump on the symbol, reverse searching is always a handy thing.

Headed for the computers, search didn’t give much aside from a number and a very strange webpage, [02064 249594] haven’t called it yet, think it’s just a normal number though. Figured I’d regroup first. Then the power cut out. And the ground started shaking a bit. Really time to regroup. Asked Shade where I’d probably find them, figured he might sense something and considering ‘they’re likely near the man about to die,’ I fucking ran…



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