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March 10th, 2013 (3:05 AM).
The Classroom > The Bathroom
The barbed skin of r
s exposed skin.
d in a thin
layer of sweat cool
ed only b
y the desk it rested on, it was all the yo
ng woman could do not to gr
owl to herself in frustration at the trap looming over her.
n't walked through it yet, no rope binding her limbs together or apart for the c
old blade of Fairytale
allowed her some small hope of managing to
from the dangers that lurked even from the bleeding teacher with a gaze
befitting any leader.
She would be able to
make it through the stress,
she knew, if she just pulled away from the
ght to entangle her
Immune to the passing of time, she came out of her shell with a shake of
her fuzzy blonde head
saw that Elene was sitting stout beside her.
The slightest smile between smugness and a giggle painted the girl's lips,
a cool hand clasped Ashling's beneath the desk in a si
gn of comfort that would have been missed by those only paying attention to Elene's teasing words.
I'd like you to get back to your room
Dinner will be brought
once I sneak some out of the cafeteria
or the mall,
'd hate to see you
sobbing in the middle of the courtyard
on my way back."
commanding, but Ashling trusted in them more than anything else, and she knew
that Elene was good for them
Getting to her feet, she planted a kiss on the pale girl's forehead and
left the classroom with
her pack hung over her shoulder
got to the door before shooting a glan
ce back at the
Vampire that held her fingers together, and
closed the p
assage behind her with a soothing click.
Flanking the wall, Ashling's path lead her a
way from the classroom and past an apparent co
nfrontation that didn't demand her pres
as nothing military about it,
and she feared that her illusions would slip out of her control were such a thing demanded of her while she
The hunger pangs
inside her s
n't helping, but it was more impo
o freshen up and get out of the sheath aroun
d her waist.
t was a comfort, most of the time, but she didn't want combat for the time being.
Upon returning to her room, she would
be able to continue working on one of
tries, or listenin
g to some music.
there were no classes, so the
latent stresses could be worked out through sp
arring, just as soon as she found a place suitable for such things on the school grounds.
Perhaps a small boost of confidence would serve its purpose for letting her walk
all the way to the girl's dorm, without looking like
a kicked dog along the way.
Turning into the first bathroom she could,
her presence was announced with the soft
thud of the c
losing bathroom door.
roached the sinks lining up at the wall and
stared into her own reflection for a few m
It was strange how her race could
look so beautiful without even a dash of
he make-up some of the others were forced to wea
r, and it was one of the things she wasn't forced to hide like the
wicked wings and tantalizing tail of her true form.
They were just as much a part of her, but she dared not break the ru
les so early
she brought a finger around her one intact eye, crimson already.
The tip of a perfect nail
dragged around the present skin,
followed by a line of softly glowing red until the circl
e was completed.
figment of illusion burst int
eye appearing to
pulse with crimson light, just like it would when she fought.
The smile that
ead across Ashling's lips
was ceased by the s
ight of crumpled legs beneath one of the bathroom stall doors, and the ragged breathing of so
mebody that was crying, or recently had been.
y that had fallen into the
vines of despair and tugged into
a booth of
Some part of
wanted to walk away and solve her o
wn issues, but the renewed confidence
of her glowing eye instilled a sense of
honor in the young woman's heart; she would be no kind of hero
to leave anybody alone when
her presence could
sery tasted better when it was
Thus, Ashling approached th
e stall on quie
t feet and rapped softly on it so the occupant wouldn't be startled.
Good evening..." Ashling spoke clearly through the
bathroom stall door, as she suddenly realized that she rarely comforted anyone like this be
"Good evening..." She repeated,
before speaking with confidence at finally thinking of something to say in the agonizing few seconds between words. "Good ev
I'm here to help.
I'm called Ashling."
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