Chapter VI, part iii: And Down The Yellow Brick Road They Go
Though he hates to admit it, Virgil is a bit of a techie. He enjoys researching the latest tech almost as much as he does buying and using it.
Both were around the same height and sported similar wild curls, but the lighting brought out the reddish hue in Gerardo’s brown hair. Max’s hair was like soft obsidian, dark and inviting. The junior also had a more defined jawline compared to the senior, and I wondered how I ever even came close to thinking that they looked identical. But if Max pushes me away like that, then he’s no better that Lalo.
Other than being the secretary and treasurer of the Journalism Club, Arion is also the president of the LGBTQIA+ Alliance Club and a member of the Environmental Club, Drama Club, and Animal Rescue group. He hopes to become an investigative reporter someday.
My eyes darted back down to the cover. The illustration depicted a young woman clad in black robes with sapphire blue accents, her expression proud and intimidating as she wielded a black staff like a weapon. At the head of the staff was a single rose encased in a crystal ball. “That sounds like a nice story, but I’ve played enough video games to know when there’s a catch.”
The door opened.
Shadows crept in, scaling the walls and slithering across the ceiling.
He took a step in.
Who is that? My body asked.
My mental presence shook her head, panicked. I-I don’t--
He took another step in.
Max has had many admirers over the years, but he's a notoriously bad flirt. After striking out a couple times in middle school, he gave up and just focused on school and videogames.
I shot Diego a swift look, hoping he would shrug off my suspicions and explain what really happened. He hadn’t--no, couldn’t--tear his eyes away from Cari. I didn’t think he was capable of expressing such terror; his eyes looked as if they would pop out of his head, his jaw had dropped, and he had lost all the color in his face. Those teal eyes were darker than ever, glued to my younger half-sister.
The heir's transformation is still not entirely under their control; Cinnamon has been helping them with tips and emotional support, but something seems to not click for Storm. They're afraid that going to Nox or Ray for help will spread rumors.
Chapter V [part ii]: Old Acquaintances & Long-Lost Siblings