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The Omnivident Book 2: Chapter 1 - Rumbles & Ripples 
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The morning's events had rattled Joey, but spending time just hanging out with other students and eating pizza was simple and familiar enough that Joey almost felt normal. The fact that he could sense the feelings of the people around him, though, reminded him that things were not actually normal. When he checked his phone, he found a number of worried texts from his family, which he hurried to respond to to assure them he was alright.

As he and the others walked into the lobby, Joey whistled. The hotel was an impressive place, and the fact the school had gotten all the students rooms so quickly was even more impressive. It certainly wasn't the kind of place he expected to find a weirdly dressed bunch of people arguing with the manager. Joey winced at the volume, and at the negative emotions he picked up from them.

He would've just made an offhand comment about the blue-haired man and simply moved on, but the unexpected fear Joey sensed made him reconsider. "You know," he said, "I thought about dying my hair, but my parents weren't big fans. If I'd asked to dye my hair that shade of blue, they would've had a fit." Casually, he moved a little closer to the blue-haired man and the rest of his group, trying to listen in on what they were saying. "What do you think all the fuss is about?"

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Glancing with little interest at Damian’s arm, Evelyn’s eyebrows arched as she shrugged. “You should be fine. I’ve never heard of a venomous gnome.”

“Junior Grayson’s is probably right, there are probably more of them holed up somewhere underground,” mused Adi aloud.

“But why are they shaking things up, and why now?” asked Evelyn “It makes no sense.”

“I’ll look into this further,” replied Adi as they walked out of the classroom. “You two should head to the hotel with the rest of the students – and Damian – Make sure you get that arm sterilized and bandaged.”

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Fiona dragged both girls into the room before they were spotted. She had never been in such a situation before, and she didn’t want to get in trouble…and yet, the curiosity of trying a few shots seemed to draw her. She looked over at Lotus with a shrug.

“I’ll do one, if you do?” she said more like a question than a statement. Chantelle had no qualms with drinking, though as the eldest she would keep most of her wits about her to make sure that none of the other girls hurt themselves. Meanwhile, Sangeeta raised her hand shyly, turning down her offer, but ready to sing another round of “Bollywood Bangers”

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“What do you mean there are no rooms available!” exclaimed one of the men in the group at the front desk worker. “Is this not a palace?! It says it on all the signs!” He yelled while pointing at various flyers and the sign on the wall behind the front desk. To note, Joey found their accents quite foreign – seeming almost British.

“I’m sorry sir” replied the worker, clearly unimpressed “We received a sudden influx of guests this afternoon due to the earthquake earlier today.”

“Do you know who I am?!” replied the man. The woman accompanying him touched the man’s shoulder lightly to settle him down and then leaned forward, whispering something into the concierge’s ears. Immediately the body language of the worker changed, his voice even sounding much more enthusiastic.

“Of course, my lady, your rooms will be readied at once. Follow me to the lounge” He stepped out from behind the desk, the oddly dressed family leaving the area. It was a notable and distinct change in character that the group had witnessed. Sam looked at Joey with a questioning expression and then shrugged. Joey on the other hand, felt something strange that he could not quite explain. It felt almost like a brief electric shock had filled the air and flooded his senses for a moment before disappearing.

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Without Adi, Evelyn and Damian walked in an awkward silence back to the hotel. Granted, she could have just flown back by herself, but she felt a small sense of kinship with Damian. They were in the same year and they were both Spiritorum disciples. Old Evelyn would have just left their commonalities at that, but new Evelyn knew she had to get to know her peers a bit better.

“So…” she began a bit awkwardly “Your arm alright?” Evelyn hated small talk like this.

OOC: My work thing has drained the life out of me…so sorry.

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Facing away from her and idly rubbing his arm around the bite, he muttered with a discontented tone. "Doesn't mean they don't exist." Now settling for holding his arm behind his back, he grimaced at Adi's agreement, mostly from suddenly imagining a multitude of them. He maintained a raised eyebrow of interest asvthey spoke and nodded quickly to Adi. "Sterilize, got it." Not actually practiced in doing so, he didn't concern himself with it yet. There was a far greater challenge ahead anyways, talking to Evelyn.

It wasn't going very well. Granted, Damian had a healthy dose of respect for Evelyn as another Spiritorum and really one more experienced than he was. He also found her mildly amusing in a challenging conversational way but no words came to him. Hearing speech come from Evelyn first was a surprise, the exact words were stranger still. With some effort, he reduced a potential chuckle to a mere smirk he kept out of her view. "Oh y'know, stings, burns, but not too bad. Say, speaking of arms, I don't remember you ever lifting," emphasizing the last word, he gestured an imitation of her carrying him through the window.


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Lotus let out a sigh as the two were quickly accepted into the party. Then she began to ponder the thought of having a drink. She hadn't had one before but that's what all the popular kids do right? But under aged drinking could get her in some serious trouble. Lotus pondered the thought for a bit.

"I'll have some." She said as she waited for Id and the others.

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Id was quickly pouring drinks.
"Have no fear I brought a little bit of every thing. So what'll it be ladies? I got everything from the purist of Vodka to Champagne." Idelia popped the cork on the Champagne to add emphasis. The cork quickly flew into one of the overhead lights. Breaking it with a loud crash. "OH and Tsubaki, I brought something specially for you. Here's some Sake, and none of the bottom shelf junk."

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This girl again? What were the chances she'd meet her again while be in an awkward situation with a door for another time? Unless it was her room? She did seem to have a card for it, but the person on the other side didn't seem particularly excited to see her, rather she aggressively pulled both the older girl and Antilita inside the room with a bit of shock and fear.

Hold on, Antilita recognized most of the people here as Archive Club Members. Maybe they all were and just missed the first meeting? Other Omnivident gave her sort of a tingle, as did spirits and other supernatural forces, and one of the new girls gave off that sense, though the other didn't. She didn't bring it up as Id started pouring out drinks for the group.

"Uh, I'll have a bit of champagne. I'm allowed to have a glass on special occasions." She paused for a second to think of a special occasion that was happening today. "And I mean 4 people are born every second so..."

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Fears confirmed, Id kicked the door in and welcomed herself into the room, proclaiming she had alcohol with her; as though she needed to do so. But it was interesting to see the new girl in her company, it wasn't the first time she saw the two together today. It was good if Id had made a friend, but remembering Derrek she wasn't really sure if she was fond of the people Id made friends with.

When Sangeeta and, afterwards she herself were offered something to drink she reinforced her friend's statement. "No thank you Id. I don't drink." Then under her breath she added. "And I don't really think anyone else here should either." Wincing at the broken light. She was pretty sure this idea was going to go pair shaped and she'd have to clean up the mess, but no one else in the Archive Club or even Chantelle seemed to care and all joined Id in her endeavors.

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Evelyn was silent for a few minutes as she ruminated over what to say next. It was quite true that she had never done that before. All this time she had spent training her primary soul of light, she forgot to work on the development of her secondary soul of flight. It was definitely something she should have learned to do much sooner. Even Damian had surpassed her in the training of his secondary soul.

“Yeah,” she said, the tone of her voice hinting at excitement with what she had accomplished “I’ve never done that before” She looked at her hands almost incredulously “I believe it works similar to how you learned to make groups invisible. I’m able to ‘share’ my ability to fly as long as I maintain contact with whoever is flying with me.” She shrugged, acting as if she didn’t really care to know, but she knew she couldn’t wait to tell Logan and Maximilian over Skype.

Eventually the two reached the hotel, but they could immediately sense a foreign energy lingering about them in the lobby. It was clear that whatever the source of energy, it was now gone, but it was enough to keep them on edge. It was similar to what they had felt in the school, but somehow different.

“Not today, Damian” she said without prompting, but she knew what he would want to do. She pointed to his arm “Get some rest and we can let the others know tomorrow.” Evelyn was in no shape to investigate any further. Using her newfound abilities had drained her substantially, and if there was something that might threaten them, she wouldn’t be able to protect them both. If she had learned anything from her last year, it was to choose her battles wisely.

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Quite obviously, Fiona was a lightweight and quickly devolved into a giggling mass as she downed her drink at an alarming rate for one unaccustomed to alcohol.

“This is so much fun!!” she exclaimed a little too loudly. She grabbed Lotus by her arms and hugged her tightly “I’m so glad we’re best friends! You’re the best! I’d save the world with you any time!”

Sangeetha glanced at Tsubaki with a mildly worried expression. Clearly the girl had gotten quite drunk very fast. Chantelle smoothly slid the drink out from Fiona’s hand and poured in down the sink before replacing it with water from the sink.

The door creaked open as two heads popped into the room curiously. Stan and Adam entered the room with broad smiles as soon as they saw the alcohol being poured.

“So this is where the party’s at!” exclaimed Stan with a devilish smile.

“Woah, check out Fiona!” laughed Adam as she danced – poorly – to the karaoke music that was playing.

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It was probably the alcohol talking at this point but hanging out with these people that were annoying her just a bit ago was actually starting to feel okay. Some of them were even good singers when not heard through a wall. Tilly had completely giving up on her quest to quell the rabble and instead just chilled on the bed, pointing out the occasional off pitch note. Not that she'd be able to do better.

Then, suddenly and inexplicably, two boys barged into the room. Antilita's face flushed red immediately. Other than her shoes that she had kicked off she was still quite clothed, but the same could not be said of all the girls in the room, most of which were in varying nightwear of various modesties.It was just indecent. The small girl unsteadily slithered from her seat, and quite unceremoniously threw one of the young men over her shoulder.

"You can't just come into a girl's room you perverts!" She said a bit too loudy. "It's indecent! It's immoral! And it's uh.. And it's uh.. It's perverted! Pervert." And she punctuated her sentence by just as unceremoniously dropping the boy in the hallway just past the door, before spinning around and giving the other a glare and popping her neck.

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A lot of things were happening and all of them too fast. Tsubaki could explain away Id's intrusion as Id being Id. That girl could find a way to the other side of the veil and back in one piece if she thought it could cause trouble for someone else, but some other students, boys even, now she wasn't comfortable with that. Not with people getting drunk. Not with people thoughtlessly using their powers while drunk. What was supposed to be a relaxing hang out after a rough day was turning south quick and it would probably be up to her to salvage what she could and minimize the trouble that would no doubt follow.

"Sorry Sangeeta, I didn't expect the party to turn into all this." Making a motion mostly at Id but tactfully elsewhere as to not get caught onto. "I think it's probably best if you head back to the room before hotel staff or a teacher shows up, I know you can't afford to be caught up in underage drinking scandal even by proxy. I'll follow soon, I just want to try to make sure the others won't get into a bigger mess than they otherwise could."

She hoped Sangeeta would get out quickly and though she didn't like Antilita literally throwing people out, if it caused them to leave quickly too then so be it. She'd almost certainly need to use her own powers to help clean things up, and normies would interfere with that.

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Damian's arms remained in that gesture longer than he really cared for. When it became clear he wasn't going to get any immediate response, he slowly and subtly maneuvered them back into a regular walking swing. On the verge of opening his mouth for another less hopeful attempt at conversation, his expression froze when Evelyn started speaking. With interest piqued and anticipation of some kind of excitement coming from Evelyn, Damian nodded with a growing smile only to let it die when she shrugged casually. Staring into the distance for a moment, he shrugged as well. "Yeah, totally, you're probably right."

Damian felt a mixture of relief and failure when he reached the hotel. On one hand, it still ended up a mostly quiet walk. On the other, she seemed excited about something even for a few seconds. Upon entering the lobby, a feeling of unease joined those present within him. As tired as he was, his body still tensed at the knowledge something similar might have been here and outright flinched when Evelyn shut him down before he could begin to climb aboard any train of thought. He examined his arm with a frown before crossing both. "You don't even know what I was gonna say. I'm tired too. I'm not that trigger happy to investigate," he lied and grit his teeth. "Well goodnight I guess, don't let the gnomes bite," he yawned out before half-heartedly waving and making his way to his room. Of course, he kept his senses peeled as well as he could and looked over anyone he saw more cautiously.


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Lotus had fallen asleep at this point in the party. After having some drinks, getting a slight buzz, and the rest of the party's activities she was exhausted. She went to sleep despite all singing and chatting going on in the room.
She awoke to Fiona quickly grabbing her and smushing her. Lotus flinched as Fiona yelled in her ears. Lotus sleepily hugged Fiona back.

"Ya... I think saving the world once is good enough for me."

It was then that the boys entered the room. Lotus, still in her pajamas and her hair still a mess, quickly covered herself in a nearby blanket. She watched the weird girl react and use her powers in front of everyone.
"Um... can you guys please leave and learn to knock before entering?" Lotus said gesturing to the door.

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Id was getting enjoyment in making the others get drunk and letting themselves have some general fun.
When Tsubaki declined Id's offer she stared at the small girl for a brief moment before shrugging and throwing the bottle of sake at the wall.

"It's ok it tastes terrible anyway."
Id continued acting as a bartender for the others pouring and mixing drinks. Soon Stan and Adam entered the room.

"Adam, Just the man I was looking for!" Id stood and approached the boy. She leaned one arm on his shoulder as she continued. "I ordered a pizza a while back and your family hasn't delivered it yet... Would you go check on it for me? There's some cash in it for you if you can get it here quickly." To further emphasize the cash she pulled out the wad of money she got from scamming the new first years.
As Tilly passed Id with Stan in her arms, Id began again "So I believe that's your queue, See ya later Little Sullivan."
Id shoved Adam through the door before closing and locking the door. She then turned around and pulled out her phone and called Antonio's Pizzeria.
"Ah, yes. I'll take 2 large pizzas. One with pepperoni and Pineapple, and one with ham and pineapple.... Yes that's all.... Ok bye." She hung up the phone before looking at the others. "What don't like pineapple on pizza? Tough I'm the one paying."

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Stan was quite easily manhandled by Antilita and sat mildly shocked in the hall at what had transpired. Clearly, he needed to do more lifting if such a small girl was able to rough house him. He definitely had to figure out what protein shake she was drinking. Likewise, Adam did not want to mess with the tiny titan – where had she come from again – and did not resist as he was pushed out by Id. It also helped that he did not want to be around Id. she scared him. It was a shame the party was over so soon.

Sangeeta walked out promptly, wrapped in a robe, and stared disapprovingly at the boys as they reoriented themselves and quickly got out of the girl’s way. She had truly mastered the “mom stare” despite not being one herself, then again, it helped that she had siblings that she sometimes had to keep in line. With a slight smile, she returned to her room, expecting Tsubaki to help the other girls settle in for the night. She was glad she got to meet some of the Archive Club members – but they sure were weird.

Amidst the chaos, Fiona had leaned back and fallen asleep without even realizing it herself. Her snoring was quite pronounced as one arm drooped off of her bed. It was a good thing the others had left, for she was slightly floating over her mattress in her drunken slumber. Chantelle, seemingly unchanged and unbothered by what had transpired, placed a blanket over Fiona’s body and its weight brought her back to a peaceful rest on the mattress’ surface.

“Perhaps we should help clean up and head to bed” suggested Chantelle as she looked over at Lotus and Fiona – the hosts of their party.

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As Damian walked to his room, his elbow bumped into a boy with brilliant blue hair. There was a brief jolt as they touched as they both received a static shock from each other.

“Woah! Sorry bro!” said the young man as he quickly walked down the hall, not waiting for a response. He seemed to be in a hurry. Damian noticed that he could sense that odd sense that he had felt down in the lobby before. He recalled what Evelyn said earlier.

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OOC: SUPER TIRED OMG

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