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UnOrdinary But They All Lack Braincells

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The sun streamed through Seraphina’s window, warming her skin with its afternoon rays. She lay on her bed, playing Angry Pigs on her laptop as she awaited John’s return from school. It was Friday, and usually he’d be ditching with her to get boba or go to the mall. However, he’d cited a math test as his reason for staying at school until its end. Sera didn’t mind, especially after John’s dejected admittance that his grades had taken a dive from all their class skipping.

“Didn’t you usually miss classes anyways?” Sera had asked him, “Y’know, due to… bullies?”

John had sighed. “I know, but Ms Wallace’s been threatening to keep me after school for tutoring if my grade gets any lower.”

Sera had simply rolled her eyes and wished him luck. Though she hadn't made much of a habit of attending classes often, the trignometry teacher Ms Wallace's class lectures still stung her head. The teacher was known to be harsh, especially to low-tiers.

How much easier would this be if he had an ability…

Her phone buzzed. Pulled from her thoughts, Sera grabbed it, expecting a text from John.

 

Unnamed Chat

 

Remi created this chat with you and 6 others

 

Remi: Hii!

 

Remi: Made this so we can all get to know each other better ^-^

 

Arlo: …

 

Elaine: Hi guys!

 

Seraphina: ..If this is some kind of royals thing, Im not rlly one anymore-

 

Remi: No, I just thought itd be a good idea for everyone to talk more!!

 

Arlo: …

 

Arlo has left the chat

 

Elaine: Arlo??? ☹️

 

Isen: LMAOO

 

Blyke: KJDSHSFD

 

Remi: :/

 

Remi: Just a sec guys

 

Seraphina: Ill have what hes having -_-

 

Remi: WAIT!!

 

Remi: Please don’t leaveಥ_ಥ

 

Seraphina: ...Y

 

Remi: Please?? I made this so everyone can get along!!

 

Isen: Yea fat chance with that one

 

Isen: donttellhimisaidthat

 

Seraphina: …

 

Seraphina: Fine. I’ll stay on one condition

 

Remi: ?

 

Seraphina: I get to add John.

 

Elaine: The cripple?😐

 

Seraphina: Shut up Elaine.

 

Elaine: sorry😟

 

Remi: Uh..

 

Remi: Ok, please stay tho^-^

 

Remi added Arlo to the chat

 

Remi added John to the chat

Arlo: What the fuck. Why am I back here

 

Arlo: Why’s Cripple boy here?

 

Elaine: Plz stay Arlo😭 Sera wanted the cripple in

 

Blyke: Ha SIMP @Elaine

 

Remi: Arlo please

 

Elaine: 😭😭😭

 

John: …

 

Seraphina: Please John don’t leave me stuck with these crackheads ._.

 

John: Stop fucking calling me that

 

Arlo: How many people did you even add?

 

Remi: All us Royals,

 

Remi: Seraphina, Isen and Cecile,

 

Remi: And John

 

Arlo: …

 

Remi: Cmon arlo I’m sure he’s not that bad a person◠‿◠✿

Remi: Just try to get along

 

Seraphina rolled her eyes. Again, Remi with one of her schemes to force everyone to ‘get along’. The week before, Remi had invited everyone to lunch together, but by the time Seraphina had arrived in the cafeteria, things had already turned chaotic. Elaine was sobbing over a tray of spilled orange juice while Blyke and Isen were chasing each other around the cafeteria for a piece of cake. Arlo just sat on his phone, looking exasperated. Cecile was nowhere to be found, and Remi was trying to talk to everyone at once.

Sera would rather eat on the roof with John anyways.

Her phone buzzed again, and she noticed a new notification from Arlo.

Arlo

Arlo: Did she put you up to this?

 

Seraphina: Up to what?

 

Arlo: This… Group chat.

 

Seraphina: Nope. But adding John was my idea

 

Seraphina: And I will defend him

 

Seraphina: So dont try anything.

 

Arlo: …

 

Arlo: I still don’t get why you’re attached to that cripple

 

Seraphina: Weve talked about this.

 

Seraphina: My life my choice

 

Arlo: Hes weird though

 

Arlo: Doesn’t act like a cripple

 

Seraphina: If you dont stfu ill block you right now

 

Seraphina: Stop talking shit about John

 

Seraphina: Im warning you. Bitch

 

Arlo: …

 

Arlo: Whatever

 

Seraphina frowned as Arlo’s status switched to ‘offline’.

I don’t get why he’s got to be on John’s case all the time. What’s his problem?

But her annoyance melted as a text from John popped up on her phone, inviting her to Woaba boba. Sera responded playfully, a smile on her face.

Seraphina: About time.

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Saturday November 3rd, 6:13 AM
Unnamed Chat

Seraphina changed Seraphina's name to Sera

Remi: Oo changing names??

Remi changed Remi's name to 🗲Lightning Queen♛

 

Arlo: ?

 

Arlo: Wtf is going on

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Figured now wasn’t a bad time for a change ^ _ ^

 

Arlo: It’s 6am.

 

Arlo: …

 

John: SHUT THE FUCK UP

 

Arlo: …..

 

Elaine: Just mute your phone John🙄

 

John: Elaine Ill kick your shit in if you dont shut up right now.

 

Blyke: Wow someones acting spicy

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Please get along guysಠ_ಥ

 

John: I WILL BREAK ALL OF YOUR RIBS.

 

John: *insert crunching noise here*

 

Elaine: LOL

 

Arlo sighed and sat up on his mattress. The faint glow of his lamp illuminated his room and he closed his eyes, blocking it out.

What is with this cripple?

 

There had always been something off about John. His attitude, his penchant for challenging others to fights he couldn’t win, his loftiness even when he’d already been beaten down.

Almost like a high-tier.

Arlo brushed off the ludicrous thought. There was no way. No way someone as careless as John could be a high tier. He was just a bratty cripple who hadn’t been taught his place in life yet.

People like that aren’t worth my time.

Arlo stood and headed to his kitchen to make himself some breakfast, leaving his phone in his room.

8:34 AM

 

Isen: WHAT DID I MISS????

 

Elaine: Just John threatening to beat up everyone🙄

 

John: I won’t hesitate bitch.

 

Elaine: Ok cripple

 

Elaine: How r u supposed to catch these hands when u cant even catch an ability??😜

 

Blyke: LMAO ROASTED

 

John: Shut up before I make you.

 

Arlo: …

 

John: That goes for you too you blonde sphere wielding bitch.

 

Arlo: …

 

Isen: Oop

 

Isen: Johns complimenting Arlos balls???

 

Blyke: HSHDFGSJKFDSJH

 

Arlo: I don’t need this at this hour.

 

John: ILL KICK YOUR ASS

 

Sera: Remi I don’t think this is working -_-

 

Sera: Remi??

Elaine: Where is she

 

Elaine: She needs to see this🤣

 

John: FUCK OFF CRUSTY BETCH

 

Sera: John what did we talk about?? No threatening people on the internet

 

John: nO tHrEatEniNg pEoPle oN tHe iNtErnEt

 

John: You threaten people in real life tho

 

Isen: SKDJFHL

 

Sera: How tho?? lol

 

John: Your looks are threatening enough

 

Elaine: Bold-

 

Arlo sighed, rubbing his temples. Once again the groupchat of idiots had distracted him from his work.

He’s just joking. He knows he’s too weak to ever actually fight anyone.

Yet an annoying feeling nagged at Arlo’s chest. Though he hadn’t previously realized it, John’s bravado seemed a lot more real than he pretended it was. Arlo’s thoughts wandered to an incident earlier in the week, when the cripple had bumped into him in the hall.

Arlo had been absorbed in his conversation with Holden, only jerked out of it by a sudden collusion with his shoulder. He looked up. Who would dare bump into Wellston’s King?

The cripple.

“Ah, sorry about that,” John had said, barely looking up from a paper he was holding. His expression was mild, barely tainted by the usual fear shown by most of the students who dared stray close to Arlo.

“Hey!” Holden had burst out, seizing John’s shoulder. “What do you think you’re doing? You just bumped into the King and that’s all you have to say?” Holden was seething as he berated the cripple, who appeared unbothered as ever. A little annoyed, even.

 

”Look, I said sorry. What else do you want me to do?” John’s response was nonchalant as he eyed Arlo and Holden. Studying the cripple’s golden eyes, Arlo was met with a sort of confused defiance.

Immediately Arlo found himself strangely interested in this boy. John exhibited the lofty behavior usually only shown by students new to Wellston, freshmen unfamiliar with the school’s strict hierarchy. Most of them had already been put in their place within a few weeks. But it had been months since the school’s opening, and this boy was still clueless as ever. Furthermore, he’d supposedly befriended Seraphina.

Seraphina.

The name derailed Arlo’s train of thought. Seraphina, the once-perfect Queen of Wellston, reduced to a mere brat by John’s influence.

It should have been the other way around.

Seraphina should’ve put John in his place. He shouldn’t’ve corrupted her ideals. He shouldn’t’ve messed with the hierarchy.

A deep frown spread across Arlo’s face.

You mess with the hierarchy, you mess with me, John.

 

1:06 PM

🗲Lightning Queen♛ named the chat Friends?

Blyke: Lol wtf

 

Isen: ^

 

Sera: ^

 

Elaine: Cmon guys maybe its possible to be friends?🥺

 

John: Sure suck up

 

Elaine: 🙁

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Cmon guys lets try to get along◕▿◕

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: How about we play a game

 

Sera: Ive never heard of good coming from that sentence -_-

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Let’s nickname each other!!!!!◔◡◔

 

Arlo: Oh dear

 

John: I have the perfect name

 

John: Admin me please remi??

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: ……..

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Fine. For like 2 seconds

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: U screw something up youre out

 

John is now an admin

 

John changed Arlo’s nickname to Big Daddy

 

Big Daddy: …

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: ಠ_ಠ

 

Blyke: SKJDFSLSKLB

 

Isen: HASHFJKHDFKJH

 

Elaine: ha, gaaay

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Big Daddy: Fuck you all.

 

John: If you say so( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

John is no longer an admin

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Sunday, November 4th, 11:46 PM

Friends?

Blyke: Yall up?

 

Isen: ya

 

Isen: Hate that we have school tmr

 

Blyke: Same bro

 

Sera: School is more bearable if u sleep -_-

 

Blyke: Sleep is for the weak

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Big Daddy: It’s too late for this

 

Big Daddy: Why am I even here.

 

Isen: Why are any of us even here?

 

Isen: Why are we alive??

 

Isen: Why do we exist?

 

Blyke: Bro

 

Blyke: Chill

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛:

 

Remi bit her lip as she typed out a message. At least nobody was fighting. Though, that could’ve just been because John wasn’t online.

He seemed to be the most problematic of the group. Remi’s instinct begged her to remove him from the chat, but maybe he’d come around.

He can’t be that bad. He’s probably just… Prickly.

Yeah. Prickly.

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Lmaoo

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Reminds me, I should sleep soon乁₍ッ₎ㄏ

 

John: Nobody asked

 

Blyke: U WANNA THROW HANDS BETCH????

 

John: YES

 

John: IF THATS WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE U STFU

Isen: LETS GO THEN

 

Big Daddy: Not this again

 

John: STFU BIG DADDY

 

John: ILL THROW HANDS W YOU TOO

 

Isen: oooo Arlo is Johns daddy

 

Blyke: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

 

Sera: nfjcfsnjk

 

John: ALL U SHUT UP

 

John: ILL BEAT UR ASSES

 

Sera: Even me??? O-o

 

John: No just these losers

 

Blyke: Wow rude

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: It’s wayy too late for fighting rn

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Did yall join this just to argue??

 

Sera: Probably

 

Isen: Would explain y Elaine and Cecile arent here

 

Sera: Nah Elaines asleep

 

Sera: I can hear her snoring

 

Isen: and they were roommates

 

Blyke: oh my god they were roommates

 

Sera: …

 

Sera: If you two start shipping us I will defenestrate you both

 

Sera: Square up crusty >:3

 

Blyke: Who r u calling crusty?????

 

Blyke: Im the only one allowed to call Isen crusty

 

Isen: Ya betch

 

John: ILL FITE BOTH OF U TOO

 

John: UR GONNA HAVE TO DEAL W ME

 

Blyke:

 

Isen:

 

Sera:

 

Big Daddy:

 

Blyke: Yea i doubt thatll be a problem dude

 

Isen: SDJKFH

 

Big Daddy: I’m going to sleep.

 

Tiredness had begun tugging at Remi’s eyelids, so she set down her phone as well. But John’s words were echoing in her head. Something about them seemed kind of off, especially given the fact he was a cripple.

Whatever…

Remi closed her eyes. Whatever the deal with John was, he’d probably cool off soon.

Probably.

Monday, November 5th, 12:13 AM

Friends?

 

Isen: Bro i cant sleep :/

 

Blyke: Me neither

 

Blyke: Lets binge tht one series Remi keeps bugging us to watch

 

Isen: Toaster Dude???

 

Blyke: ye

 

Blyke: Come over my paerents arent home

 

John: Nobodys parents are home we literally live in dorms

 

John: &If I have to listen to you 2 shits laughing at some shitty movie all night i WILL kill u both

 

Sera: John they could probably kill u tbh

 

Isen: KSJFBSL

 

Blyke: Owned

 

John: Stfu sera >:/

 

Sera: 乁( ⏒ ͜ʖ ⏒ )ㄏ

 

John: Wtf dose that even mean

 

Sera: 乁( ⏒ ͜ʖ ⏒ )ㄏ

 

1:39 AM

 

John: BLKYE ISEN I CAN HEAR UR STUPID SHOW

 

John: SOME OF US R TRYING TO SLEEP

 

John: STOP SINGING ALONG TO THE STUPID THEME SONG U BOTH R SHIT

 

Isen: ಥ-ಥ

 

Isen: We are literally just vibing

 

Blyke: If u made my bro cry i will do the same to you

 

John: I WILL THROW HANDS W U

 

John: IF U DONT SHUT

 

Isen: no u

 

3:01 AM

 

John: what the actual Fuck is that noise

 

John: Blyke ill literally sprinkle paprika in your eyedrops if you dont SHUT

 

John: NOW

 

John: SHUT

 

John sent an audio file: SHUTSHUTSHUTSHUTSHUT.mp3

 

John: WTF IS THIS???/?

 

Blyke: -_-

 

Blyke: I cant help it if Isen talks in his sleep

 

Sera: SKJFHSJK

 

Sera: IS THAT WHAT I THINK IT IS

 

Blyke: Yes he is literally speaking it in my ear

 

Sera: SNVJBSDDFL

 

Blyke: I woke up to “BURGER KING FOOT LETTUCE”

 

Cecile saved one audio file: SHUTSHUTSHUTSHUTSHUT.mp3

 

Cecile: oops

 

Blyke:

 

John:

 

Sera:

 

John: U WERE HERE THE WHOLE TIME????

 

Cecile: I’ve been here

 

Cecile: Fool

 

Blyke: Lurker

 

Cecile: K bye

 

John: Stfu snake looking bitch

 

Blyke: She literally just went offline

 

John: Shut.

 

John: Make ur boyfriend shut too or i will start throwing things

 

John: including these hands

 

Blyke:

 

Sera: SJGFKD

 

Sera: John you bring me endless amusement

 

John: I exist for more than your entertainment crusty >:(((

 

Sera: Thats bestie to you( ´・ω・)

 

John:

 

John: ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴜᴄᴋ ᴅɪᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ᴊᴜꜱᴛ ʙʀɪɴɢ ᴜᴘᴏɴ ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴄᴜʀꜱᴇᴅ ʟᴀɴᴅ

 

Sera: ?

 

John: WAHT IS THAT EMOJI

 

Sera: (´・ω・`) ://///

 

John: Good that ginger fuck and his traffic cone looking bitch finally shutted.

 

Sera: SKJBFLK

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Monday November 5th, 7:52 AM

Friends?

 

John: Oh thats how Blyke got him to shut

 

John sent an image: andtheywereroommates.png

 

Sera: HASDFSHVABD

 

Elaine: Lmao are they cuddling

 

John: No shit Elaine are you thick skulled

 

Elaine: No but I am like regular thicc😇

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: I-

 

Elaine: 😂😂😂

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: also LMAOOOO

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛ saved one image file: andtheywereroommates.png

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Big Daddy: It’s too early for this.

 

John: it’s never too early for blackmail

 

Sera: ^

 

Isen: SKDFHLSKFDSFJSKVBKJFD

 

Isen: DELETE THAT

 

Isen: ALLOFIT

 

Blyke: John i will poison your gel

 

Blyke: Where are you

 

John: gelling in the school bathroom B)

 

Sera: Ok helmet

 

Blyke: You shouldntve told us where you were

 

Isen: I wouldve found him anyways

 

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Arlo rubbed his temples as he slipped his phone back into his pocket. He’d just muted it, if only to put an end to the incessant buzzing it produced whenever Remi’s group chat was active.

Why did she have to make that again?

His pondering was cut off as he was nearly thrown aside. Arlo jerked his head up only to see the cripple dashing past, tossing a mere “Sorry!” over his shoulder. Arlo was about to growl out a response when he realized who it was.

John.

Behind him, two pairs of footsteps echoed through the hallway. Arlo turned, finding himself face-to-face with Blyke. Or, rather, looking down at him. Behind Blyke, Isen skidded to a halt.

“Oops, sorry, Arlo,” Blyke said, bowing quickly.

“What are you doing?” Arlo questioned, though he was fairly sure he already knew the answer.

“The cripple has an… Invasive picture of us.” Isen squinted his glowing eyes as he peered at the corner John had disappeared around.

Arlo raised an eyebrow. “Is beating him up really necessary?” He wasn’t quite sure why he was defending the cripple of all people. He dismissed the question.

It’s too early for this shit. Plus if Seraphina finds out the other members of Remi’s little group chat have been beating John up, she might drop it, and I don’t want to endure Remi’s whining…

“At least until he deletes it,” Blyke responded impatiently.

Arlo shook his head. “Why don’t you guys just… Drop it for now. I’m sure Seraphina wouldn’t be too pleased to hear that two elite tiers beat up her cripple friend.”

Both Blyke and Isen seemed prepared to argue, then appeared to remember who they were talking to. They headed off in the other direction, muttering something.

Arlo watched them go, his thoughts drifting back to John. Why would John have purposefully provoked two people he knew could beat him easily?

A hint of suspicion drifted into his mind, a tiny voice begging him to take a second look at the cripple and his strange actions. Arlo pushed it away.

No point in risking angering Seraphina for now.

Remi

Arlo: Remi we need to talk

 

Arlo: About the cripple.

 

Remi: Um

 

Arlo: Don’t you think he’s acting strange?

 

Arlo: Why must he be in your… groupchat

 

Remi: It was the only way I could convince Sera to stay ಥ ೧ ಥ

 

Remi: If ur talking abt his attitude.. Idk y he acts like that

 

Arlo: That’s exactly what I was talking about.

 

Arlo: It’s a bit… Shall I say odd for a cripple?

 

Remi: Well, he’s Sera’s friend.. I cant change anything

 

Remi: He’s just being inflammatory for laughs.

 

Arlo: …

 

Remi: Oops. Just got called down to the office.

 

Remi: ttyl!!

 

Arlo turned off his phone with a sigh. Of course Remi wouldn’t understand. She was always hanging around those with lower levels than her, treating them as equals.

Just like Rei…

Arlo pushed the name from his mind. He hadn’t talked with Rei in a while. At first he didn’t even want to talk to Rei due to the state the former King left the school’s hierarchy in. He’d had a few conversations with Rei in the years since, but it seemed to have been months since their last conversation.

Arlo suddenly itched to talk to Rei.

Maybe after school…

 

12:44 PM

Friends?

 

John: fukc

 

John: In the infirmary again

 

John: Darren doesnt look happy

 

John sent an image: creppynurse.png

 

Sera: lmaoo

 

Sera: Who kicked ur ass this time John

 

John: Some bitch mid tier -_-

 

John: I threw him out a window tho :D

 

Big Daddy: ...

 

Sera: JKBSKHDFJH

 

Sera: nice one

 

Elaine: Wow john can actually fight

 

John: bitch ill fight YOU

 

Elaine: nO😒

 

John: Btw blyke isen yall should probably run

 

John: I told Darren ur fighting again

 

Blyke: FUCJKBSFJDS

 

Isen: O shet doc looks pissed

 

Blyke: BRO THIS IS UR FAULT

 

Isen: NO U

 

Blyke: U ATTACKED ME OVER A P E N

 

Isen: U BROKE IT

 

Elaine: Did Sera and the cripple just run past my classroom..?🤔

 

John: fukc you dont tell Darren

 

Blyke: Oh we are telling Darren

 

John: FUck

 

John: I DID NOTHING TO DESERVE THIS

 

Isen: you took pictures of us sleeping (ب_ب)

 

John: ONE PICTURE

 

Isen: YOU STILL DID IT

 

John: aND?????????/

 

John: kNOWING YOU YOU PROBABLY HAVE PICTURES OF ME SLEEPNG

 

Isen: No just blyke

 

Blyke: what

 

Isen: what

 

Elaine: SHUT UP I CANT CONCENTRATE IN CLASS WITH MY PHONE BUZZING LIKE THIS😡😡😡

 

John: YOU SHUT UP YOU CRUSTY ARLO SIMP

 

Elaine: ???? sCUSE ME???

 

John: You heard me

 

John: SHUT

 

Elaine: Stop trying to bully me CRIPPLE 😑😑😑

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Elaine: Arlo John is bullying me😪😓

 

Big Daddy: …

 

John: LMAO HE WENT OFFLINE

 

Sera: roasted

 

Elaine: 😭😭😭😭😭

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Monday November 5th, 1:06 PM

Sera sniffed at the fallen body of Gavin. The mid-tier had challenged both John and her following his defenestration. Of course, just as soon as Gavin had uttered his challenge, Seraphina had seemingly effortlessly blown him backwards into the school fence.

“Nice one, Sera,” John complimented as he followed her to the school gates. “So, to the mall?” Though he didn’t really fancy waiting for her to try on a plethora of outfits, he knew that if Darren caught him in the school, the nurse would probably drag him back to the infirmary. Then he’d have to deal with Blyke and Isen’s complaining on top of the sheer boredom of being stuck in the infirmary.

“You know it,” Sera responded. The two began walking in the direction of Kovoro Mall.

“Didn’t you used to live off-campus?” Sera asked as they passed a pleasant-looking block of houses. “In a house like that?” She waved her hand at a quaint townhome on the corner of the block.

John shrugged. “Yeah, but my house was a bit farther from the school.” He kicked at a pebble lying on the sidewalk.

“Why’d you move to the dorms?”

John frowned. “The Headmaster made me move into them. Said it’d be better for me to be more ‘social’ with the other students. Or some BS like that.”

Sera snickered as John continued.

“No clue why he decided to room me with the fucking shonen protagonist though.”

“That does sound kinda weird. An Elite-tier with a cripple?” Sera mused, and John immediately regretted drawing attention to the oddity.

“Or maybe there weren’t any other rooms available. Who knows, though,” John added quickly.

Sera sighed. “I’ll never understand the Headmaster’s motives.”

“Me neither.”

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Kovoro Mall was pleasantly not crowded, which wasn’t really a surprise considering most of the kids that would populate it in the later afternoons were likely still in school.

“Ooo, there’s Andy’s!” Sera exclaimed, dragging John towards a fashion boutique. John fought the urge to groan.

“What’s with you and looking at clothes?” John muttered as Seraphina threw herself at a rack of shirts. She shrugged, then pulled a tank top from the rack.

“Look at this one! I think I have a shirt that goes with it…” She draped the top over her arm as she continued looking through the rack. John rolled his eyes and pulled out his phone.

Maybe something interesting is going on in that stupid group chat.

 

1:14 PM

Friends?

 

Blyke: We really need a better name for this chat.

 

Isen: ^

 

Big Daddy: ^

 

Elaine: We really need a better name for Arlo🥺

 

John: Shut, simp

 

Elaine: 😠

 

Isen: John why are u even here

 

John: idk. To make fun of yall w sera ig?

 

Blyke: all for Sera huh

 

Blyke: Sounds like youre the simp

 

Elaine: 🤣🤣🤣 roasted

 

John: SHUT

 

John: I will BURN your HOMEWORK

 

Blyke: With what ability?? 🤡

 

John: S H U T

 

John glanced up to Sera, who had accumulated at least five more shirts hanging off her arm.

“Er- I’m going to grab some fries from that McDonald’s,” he said, heading for the door.

“Get me a mango shake,” Sera called, “I’m going to try this stuff on.”

John nodded and hurried out the door before she could ask him to give his opinion on any of her outfits.

Just grab a shirt and go, how hard is it?

As John headed for the fast food joint, he noticed a new booth near the entrance he and Sera had come in. Well, it was more of a covered table than a booth, manned by a single person. A sign set on the table read Ability Reading - $10 - Levels over 5 score a prize!

John raised an eyebrow as he passed.

I should get Sera to do that… She’s a god-tier, that’s more than good enough for a prize!

 

1:20 PM

Friends?

John: This chat really needs a better name :/

 

Big Daddy: You know what, you aren’t wrong

 

John: Wow actually agreeing with me for once

 

John: It’s a miracle

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Blyke: LMAO HE WENT OFFLINE

 

John: s h u t.

 

Isen: This chat really is just john telling people to shut huh

 

John: ..

 

Elaine renamed the chat to John Telling People to Shut

 

Sera: KDSJFSDH

 

John: I was about to tell you to shut but I realized I was just proving your point

 

John: -_-

 

Isen: john rn: Aw fuck, i can’t believe you’ve done this

 

Blyke: KSJDHF

 

John: SH

 

Blyke: What r u gonna do John???

 

Blyke: tell us to..?

 

John: JUST

 

John: SHTU

 

Blyke: Where is Remi

 

Blyke: I need admin perms

 

Elaine: She hasnt been online all day😔

 

John: sux for you.

 

After receiving his fries, John headed back to Andy’s, audibly sighing when he noticed the dressing room was still occupied.

How many outfits is she going to try on?

It seemed to John that his best friend bought new outfits every week. She’d been dragging him along to the mall practically since they’d become friends. It was tragic, really. The girl had a retail therapy addiction.

“John!” Seraphina’s voice pulled him from his thoughts, and he looked up to see Seraphina emerging from behind the dressing room’s curtain. She wore a lime pullover, the same color as her hair, and a pair of black leggings. John had to resist rolling his eyes at the leggings. Sera already owned at least five different pairs of black leggings from as many brands.

“How does this look?” Seraphina posed, and John suppressed a snort of amusement.

He was about to tell her she already owned an entire drawer full of black leggings already, however knowing Seraphina, she’d likely already lost them all.

“Fine… When are you gonna be done?” John asked, biting into a fry. The sales attendant gave him a dirty look, laced with warning to keep the greasy fast food away from the clothing.

Sera shrugged. “I dunno. I wanted to go to H&N, they had a dress sale-,”

John cut her off with a groan. “Sera, your shake’s gonna melt.”

“Oh shit, you’re right,” Sera laughed. “Just a second…” She hurried back into the changing room and reemerged in an impressive amount of time dressed in the outfit she’d entered the store in.

After Sera checked out, John led her out of the store.

“So, I saw this cool-looking booth when I was getting the food…”

“Oh?” Sera sipped her shake noisily, sounding vaguely intrigued. John nodded, pulling her along to where he remembered the ability gague’s booth to be. Sure enough, the table still sat by the exit, manned by the same employee. He appeared to be about to read a blonde woman’s ability.

John and Sera stopped behind the woman as the ability gauge touched her hand. His eyes glowed and he raised his eyebrows.

“Impressive, ma’am. Your ability is a 3.5,” he said mildly.

Immediately the woman stiffened. “Excuse me?”

John rolled his eyes. He could tell from the woman’s tone this wasn’t going to be a pleasant interaction, at least not for the vendor.

“Your ability is a 3.5,” the vendor repeated. He barely got to finish his sentence before the woman slammed her hands on the table.

“Are you kidding me? 3.5?” she exclaimed. “This is a scam! I demand a refund!”

Behind John and Sera, other mall patrons were murmuring irritatedly. The woman continued to yell, raising her hand perhaps to slap the vendor. Before she could, however, John seized her wrist.

“Don’t you think that’s enough?” He asked, raising one eyebrow.

The woman snatched her wrist away and whirled to face John and Sera. “Excuse me?” She sounded irate, and her face was contorted with rage.

“He read your ability. It’s not his fault you’re weak,” John shot back, and the woman gritted her teeth.

“How dare you speak to me like that, you little shit!” Her eyes glowed. “Do you want to fight?”

John shrugged. Out of the corner of his eye, he spotted the dark uniform of a mall security guard. An amused smile tugged at the corners of his lips.

Perfect.

“Bring it on.”

The woman’s eyes widened, and she raised her hand, a glowing ball beginning to collect in it. “You fucking asked for it, you little-,”

 

But before she could finish her sentence, John yelled over her.

HELP! This crazy lady’s threatening to blow up the mall!”

The security guard’s head snapped around and he marched in the direction of the booth. But when he arrived, the woman pointed an accusing finger at the booth’s owner, insisting the fiasco was his fault. The security guard just sighed and forced the vendor to refund the woman her money.

John ground his teeth together as he watched the woman prance off, her lip pushed out in triumph. Distaste simmered in his stomach.

“Damn, what a jerk,” Sera was muttering.

The ability vendor smiled gratefully. “You two wanting your abilities read? I’ll do it for free, as it’s the least i can do...”

John declined, pushing Sera forwards instead. As soon as the ability vendor touched her arm, his brows shot up.

“Miss, you are incredibly powerful! Your ability is an 8.0!” He sounded genuinely impressed. Sera just rolled her eyes as the vendor reached into the bag next to him. He pulled out a teddy bear and handed it to Sera.

“Thanks,” Sera replied, and she and John headed away.

 

3:04 PM

John Telling People to Shut

John: ughhhhhhhh

 

John: I am literally so bored

 

Elaine: mood

 

Blyke: mood

 

John: Y do girls try on so much clothes???

 

Sera: shut, John

 

Sera: Not my fault you have no sense of fashion -_-

 

Blyke: KSJDHFJEH

 

Isen: HESGFKSJE

 

Elaine: OWNED🤣🤣🤣

 

John: Elaine, s h u t with your basic emojis

 

Elaine: No u 😡💢

 

John: Make me weakling

 

Elaine: Your one to talk

 

John: i will KICK your SHIT in

 

Elaine: Somehow that’s much less creative than your regular insults

 

Isen: ^

 

John: …

 

John: it’s on betch

 

Blyke: oop-

 

John: I will fucking yeet you into next Wednesday

 

Isen: Still kinda bland for you John :/

 

John: I will shatter your bones and make pottery out of it.

 

Big Daddy: That’s more like it Sport!

 

John: Arlo if you call me that ever again I will chop off your dick and bake it into a pool ball.

 

Isen: kinky

 

Blyke: ^

 

Big Daddy: Whatever you say Sport

 

John: SHUT

 

8:27 PM

 

Sera: So the creepiest thing just happened

 

Sera: John and I were walking home from the mall

 

Blyke: wow yall spent a lot of time at the mall

 

Sera: There were alot of sales today but THATS BESIDE THE POINT

 

Sera: John heard something behind us and we ran around a corner and then John threw his shirt

 

Blyke: Kinky

 

John: HOW IS THAT KINKY

 

Sera: Not the shirt he was wearing

 

Sera: ANyways. It LANDED ON SOMETHING

 

Sera: Some invisible freak was FOLLOWING US

 

Elaine: WHAT

 

Elaine: What did u do????

 

Sera: Oh i just kicked him across town

 

Sera: Still creepy tho :/

 

Elaine: Are u okay??????

 

Sera: Fine, just heading to the dorms now

 

Elaine: B careful sera😥

 

John: Aww glad to know u care about me too

 

Elaine: Shut, cripple

 

Big Daddy: ^

 

John: daddy why

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Sera: JSHDFHGDSAFG

 

Blyke: AGDHFGSJA

Big Daddy: You are all dead.

 

John: Ugh daddy come for me🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

 

Big Daddy: You especially.

 

John: mmm daddy bring me the deathy… ideal provider

 

Elaine: ASGDFHSAFDK

 

Blyke: JSJDHIUEFSH

 

Sera: HEFUGESFGF

 

Big Daddy: I will strike you all down.

 

Blyke: Cecile is definitely taking screenshots of this conversation for blackmail

 

Cecile: …

 

Blyke: FKING TOLD YOU

 

Cecile: If I wanted to defame you all, Arlo’s nickname in this chat would probably be evidence enough but go off

 

Sera: ..shes not wrong tho??

 

Big Daddy: ..

 

Big Daddy: I need some tea.

 

Elaine: Mkay blyke and isen are totally pining for eachother

 

Big Daddy: .. I meant the drink.

 

Sera: Wow Elaine that’s not even newರ ~ ರ

 

Elaine: 😭😭😭

 

Blyke: Excuse me we are NOT

 

Blyke: We simply have a healthy bromanceಸ_ಸ

 

Elaine: Suuure call it that

 

John: Explain why he is asleep in your bed right now then.

 

John: .. are you doing his homework??

 

Blyke: WHNE DID YUO GET HOME?DLSLfd?g>

 

Sera: EXPOSED

 

Elaine: Wow.. John agreeing with me for once, a miracle.

 

John: LOL he slammed the door in my face

 

John: also Blyke teach ur bf how to use a blanket

 

John: Also Elaine fuck you

 

Elaine: 🖕

Chapter Text

Thursday November 8th, 1:15 PM

Toptier Trio

 

Remi: Hey guys

 

Remi: Sorry i havent been active ..

 

Isen: Where u been?????????

 

Blyke: R u ok?

 

Remi: ..not really

 

Remi: remember how I told you i went home for a family emergency

 

Blyke: Ye?

 

Remi: Well..

 

Remi: Rei died

 

Isen: WHAT

 

Blyke: That’s awful

 

Isen: I’m so sorry Remi…

 

Remi: Thx guys,,

 

Remi: I just kinda want it to be over

 

Blyke: We are here for you remi

 

Isen: ^

 

Isen: Do u want to talk about it

 

Remi: … Not realy

 

Remi: Can we talk abt something else? Like something funny

 

Remi: just something to distract from how shitty i feel rightnow

 

Isen: okok

 

Blyke: we got u

 

Isen: So last period we were @ lunch

 

Isen: aNd this girl just broke up w her bf in th emiddle of it and pretty much made a HUGE scene out of it???

 

Blyke: There were balloons

 

Isen: total straighttiktok moment

 

Remi: lol

 

Blyke: aLSO u have to help us

 

Blyke: You know your groupchat

 

Blyke: THEY . ARE SHIPPING US

 

Blyke: ME AND ISEN

 

Isen: t his is Not ok

 

Isen: We are being bullied ಥ ೧ ಥ

 

Remi: DJKFH

 

Remi: ok buT you guys are kinda shippable-

 

Blyke: REMI

 

Remi: HSDGF

 

Remi: im not wrong tho????

 

Isen: ITS JUST A BROMANCE

 

Remi: oh really

 

John Telling People to Shut

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Hello everyone (◕ᴗ◕✿)

 

Elaine: Welcome back!!😁

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: 1 - idk who changed the groupname but i Love it

 

Elaine: Me😗

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Elaine I Will Kiss You On The Lips

 

Blyke: and yall think isen and i are shippable-

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: sPEAKING OF WHICH

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Who Here Thinks Blyke and Isen Should Just Start Dating Already

 

Elaine: ME

 

Sera: Yep

 

John: Duh

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Isen: Why Are You Talking Like This

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Shut, simp

 

Isen: I-

 

Isen: i do nOT simp

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Ok. Ur camera roll begs to differ.

 

Isen: ???????????????????????????????

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: U have like 500 pictures of Blyke

 

Isen: he is Photogenic

 

Blyke: Can confirm. I am photogenic and you all should start photographing me moer

 

Elaine: moer

 

Blyke: SHUT

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: moer

 

Isen: moer

 

John: moer

 

Blyke: I WILL BURN U ALL

 

Sera: Vague threats are John’s thing -_-

 

Blyke: jUST SHUT

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Back on the topic of Blyke and Isen simping for each other…

 

Isen: lets get back OFF this topic

 

Elaine: 𝓃𝑜, 𝐼 𝒹𝑜𝓃'𝓉 𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃𝓀 𝓌𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓁𝓁

 

Isen: SHUTTTTTTT

 

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

 

Remi collapsed into Rei’s cool bedsheets. His bed had been empty for a long time, and, Remi realized with a pang, he wouldn’t ever return to it.

A lump in her throat rose, and she burrowed her head into Rei’s pillow, trying to shove it back down into her heart to dwell out of sight for another day. Her efforts were fruitless.

Rei… You can’t be dead… Please come back…

Salt stung her eyes. Remi tried to conjure Rei’s warm laugh, but found the memory already fading, wisping through her fingers. It was like watching a tiny box television from the top row of a theater. Her throat tightened. He was gone.

What if I forget him?

More salt. Remi narrowed her eyes, squinting into the pillow. It didn’t stop the tears. Rei’s bed didn’t even smell like him any more. What did he smell like? Cheap deodorant, smiles, encouraging pats on the head, occasionally scorched fabric… Remi listed off things in her head, but the memories were curling up, greying like ashes and fluttering away.

Please come back…

 

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

 

Friday, November 9th. 2:49 PM

She had to tell Arlo.

She couldn’t keep this from him. Maybe Remi didn’t like him much, maybe she even hated him a little. But he’d been close with Rei. He’d respected Rei. Rei asked about him all the time. They duelled when Rei visited Remi.

Arlo

 

Remi: Can we talk?

 

Arlo: ..Sure?

 

Arlo: Is this about your family emergency?

 

Remi: Yes.

 

Remi: I think it’d be better if we call for this.

 

Arlo: Sure

 

Remi: Let me know when you are somewhere private.

 

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

A few minutes later, the call from Arlo popped up on Remi’s phone screen. She accepted it.

Arlo appeared to be sitting in a vacant classroom. His eyes were narrowed, maybe with suspicion or maybe with confusion. Remi didn’t blame him. She never called him. It usually wasn’t necessary.

“Mind telling me what this is all about?” He asked.

Remi took a deep breath. She was sitting at her desk, and her eyes wandered to the picture of her and Rei taped to her wall.

“It’s about Rei…”

Arlo’s shoulders stiffened. “What about him?”

Remi bit her lip. “He… Arlo, he’s… He’s dead.” She barely choked out the words. They felt like poison, curling around her throat, tightening her chest. Her eyes once again stung with saltwater mist. It took everything she had not to break down in front of Arlo.

“What do you mean, he’s dead?” Arlo’s face had twisted with intensity. “He can’t be dead.” The King’s voice rose.

“He… He passed away on Sunday night. The funeral was yesterday.”

“No… That can’t be right,” Arlo insisted, sounding more conflicted than Remi had ever heard him. Oddly, Remi had said almost the exact same words when she’d heard of Rei’s death.

“I’m sorry, Arlo…” Waves of emotion washed over Remi.

Arlo looked like he was about to say something else, but stopped himself. “I need some time to process this.” The words were strangely robotic, even for him.

Remi nodded. “I’ll… I’ll see you on Monday, Arlo.”

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Sunday November 11th, 1:01 PM

John Telling People to Shut

🗲Lightning Queen♛: I’m back!!

 

Elaine: Yayy!!😊

 

Elaine: Where did u go???

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: uhhhhhh family business

 

Elaine: Understandable have a nice day

 

Elaine: Btw my parents sent some apples from the orchard!! Anyone want applejuice? 🍎

 

Blyke: Is it just me or are you literally always drinking juice?

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Ill take some juice

 

Elaine: Possibly and On the way, Remi!! 🥰

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Aw tysm😘

 

Isen: ha, gayyy

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Look who’s talking ͡° ͜ʖ ͡ °

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

At the sound of a knock on her dorm’s door, Remi quickly got up.

“Hi, Remi!” Elaine pranced in as soon as Remi opened the door. In her hands were two glasses of apple juice.

“Hey, Elaine,” Remi replied with a smile.

“Your dorm is so cute!” Elaine squealed as she set the juice on Remi’s table. Remi smiled despite herself. She’d decorated it herself over the summer, adding fairy lights, photos and other miscellaneous decorations from U-Mart.

“Thank you.” Remi settled down at the table.

“Mind if I join you?” Elaine asked, already sitting down at the table. Remi snorted.

“Guess not.”

Elaine sipped her juice, and Remi was suddenly aware of the pervasive silence filling the room. A memory drifted to mind, a near-silent room filled with mourners all in black. At the head of the room was a coffin, a coffin that contained the burned body of a boy with green hair.

“Are these ice cubes made of juice, too?” Remi asked, trying to break the uncomfortable silence.

Elaine nodded. “Yeah! I usually make juice ice cubes so they don’t water down the drink.”

“That’s smart.”

Elaine beamed. “How have you been the past week? I noticed you weren’t at school…”

Remi looked up from the glass of juice and met Elaine’s eyes, but she couldn’t detect any ill intent in Elaine’s green gaze. Instead, Elaine seemed inquisitive, concerned even.

“I guess it’s gonna get out eventually anyways.” Remi took a sip of the juice. “My brother died.”

Elaine flinched. “Remi, I- I’m so sorry…”

Remi shrugged, though the familiar sadness was starting to constrict her stomach. “It’s fine. I guess the more I say it, the easier it is to say…” She stared down at the table. It blurred.

Suddenly there was a hand on hers.

“If you need anything, I’m here,” Elaine said, and Remi couldn’t help but take comfort in those words.

Chapter Text

Monday November 12th, 7:43 AM

John Telling People To Shut

Sera: BITCH

 

Elaine: HSREFGSLJKFEHSLBVJSK

 

Sera: ILL KILL YOU

 

Elaine: HSGDHSJFGDAH WIRTHIT

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: ???????

 

Isen: Spill the tea

 

Sera: SHUT ALL OF YOU

 

Elaine: CANTTALKRN IM RUNNING FOR MY LIEF

 

Blyke: leif

 

Elaine: SHUTTTTTSJKDSLHFL

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: ELAINE WHAT DID U DO

 

Sera: sHE ATE MY CEREALS

 

Sera: THOSE WERE MY LUCKYCHARMS

 

Sera: U HEATHEN

 

Elaine: UR RICH GO BUY SOME MORE

 

Sera: NO BETCH IM LAZY

 

Elaine: FUKC YUO

 

Sera: Remi. Admin perms. NOW

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: uhhhhhhh

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: What u gonna do

 

Sera: I WILL PUNCH U ACROSS TOWN IF U DONT GIVE ME ADMIN

 

Blyke: wow john is rubbing off on her

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: WILL DO MA’AM

 

Sera is now an admin.

Sera changed Elaine’s name to CEREAL HOE

 

CEREAL HOE: NO SERA IM SORRY😭😭😭

 

CEREAL HOE: ILL BUTY YOU MOER CEREALS ISWAER PLESEA

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: LMAOO

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Big Daddy: it’s too early for this shit

 

John: WTF ARE U SHITS DOING

 

John: U WOKR ME Up

 

Blyke: Bro we literally have like 5 minutes before class????

 

Isen: How are u not awake yet

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Shh we all know John doesnt actually sleep

 

Blyke: can confirm

 

CEREAL HOE: and they were roomDFHSASFHUIGBFASOUASJKDFASOpspfaerha

 

CEREAL HOE: 8YY309RGEBIOFGHAOGOGBFIH HUAhGfobiogHOIU

 

Sera: Poor thing… Walked into the electrical fence while speaking…

 

John: lmao

 

Arlo: Seraphina what did you do to Elaine

 

Arlo: Don’t put her in a coma or anything. I need her for turf wars this weekend.

 

CEREAL HOE: GSYUEFESIOUEG

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Dont kill Elaine :( she’s kinda nice

 

John: BETCH SHE YEETED ME ACROSS THE ROOM WHEN WE MET

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: and??? Ur a little shit

 

John: Im literally older than you

 

CEREAL HOE: IM SORRY JHON JUST TELL HER TO STOPH AAAAAAAAAA

 

Blyke: SFDJK

 

Isen: What is she even doing??????

 

CEREAL HOE: SHE SI TIKCLIGN MY FEETS

 

Isen: oh sera is into toes now???

 

Blyke: GSHEESJKS

 

Sera: YOURE NEXT ISEN. SHUT

 

Isen: Jokes on you my feet arent ticklish

 

Sera: I WILL FIND A WAY TO CAUSE YOU PAIN

 

John: Yasss Sera!! Threaten everyone

 

CEREAL HOE: SKJDGEIO

 

CEREAL HOE: IGOTAWAY BUT ITS PROBABY BECAUSE SHE LET ME

 

Sera: Isen you are next

 

Isen: SHIT

 

Isen: actually thats kinda hot-

 

Sera: …

 

Sera: I will Punt you

 

Isen: yes mommy😩

 

Sera: …

 

John: Hey I’m the only one allowed to call Sera mommy >:/

 

Blyke: babe y dont you talk to me like that???

 

Sera: NOBODY IS ALLOWED TO CALL ME MOMMY

 

Sera changed Isen’s name to NEXT VICTIM

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: O shet shes mad lmaoo

 

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

 

Is he really a cripple?

The odd question drifted into Arlo’s mind once again as he headed down the hall. It was empty save him, the other students being in class already.

But he couldn’t stop thinking about John. The angry cripple who seemed far too gutzy for someone who truly lacked an ability.

“Watch out!” A familiar voice yelled, and Arlo turned around just to get knocked into by a blur in a Wellston uniform.

“What the hell?” Arlo was used to others moving out of the way for him, not the other way around. Then he took a second glance at the boy who had stumbled to the floor after crashing into him.

Him again…

“Sorry man,” John exclaimed, scrambling to his feet and shoving his phone into his pocket. “I was in a rush ‘cause I woke up late-,”

“So I’ve heard.” Arlo cut him off coldly, in no mood for John’s excuses.

“If you don’t mind, I’ve got to get to class now-,” John moved to go around Arlo, who blocked him. John tried to dodge around him, but Arlo activated his barrier, knocking John back to the ground.

“Dude, what the hell?” John demanded, clenching his fists.

“You bump into the king and all you have to say is ‘sorry man’?” Arlo asked him.

John responded with a shrug. “I- I guess so?” He avoided Arlo’s eyes.

Arlo sighed. But before he could respond, he was interrupted by a scream coming from down the hallway. Both he and John turned to see Isen running towards them.

“Uh, is there a problem?” Arlo asked as Isen ducked behind him. Someone else interrupted him.

“Move, Arlo. I need to kick his ass.”

Great. The other problematic one.

Seraphina’s ability was activated, thus how she was able to seemingly appear in front of Arlo.

“Hey, Sera!” John exclaimed, waving. As soon as Seraphina noticed him, her eyes narrowed.

“Arlo, what are you doing with John? I swear, if this is one of your stupid plots, I’ll beat the shit out of you, too.”

Arlo held up his hands. “We’re just… talking.”

Sera sniffed. “Sure. Now, move.”

“Shouldn’t you be escorting your cripple friend to class?” Arlo angled his head towards John. “You know, so nothing else… happens to him.”

Sera narrowed her eyes even further, somehow. “Are you playing at something?”

Arlo shook his head. “Just saying… And, I need to talk to Isen and would prefer to do so somewhere other than the infirmary.”

“Always the ulterior motive with you,” Sera sighed. “Fine, but you owe me one.” She turned and marched down the hallway, John following her whilst complaining about ‘not needing a bodyguard’.

Arlo watched her go. Even though she’d fallen from grace as Wellston’s Queen, her confidence still showed in her posture.

“Thanks, I thought she would actually kill me,” Isen exclaimed from behind Arlo. Arlo rolled his eyes and turned to face him.

“I would’ve let her, probably.” Ignoring Isen’s expression of betrayal, Arlo continued, “I do need to talk to you, though.”

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺
It was windy up on the rooftop, and Arlo gazed down at the browning leaves scattered on the ground and falling from the trees on campus.

“You’re not gonna push me off or something, are you?” Isen asked him, also watching the leaves.

“Nah. If I wanted you dead, I would’ve just let Sera kill you.” Arlo turned to the orange haired boy. “But I did need you to do something.”

“I guess I owe you now.”

“Find out some more on John. Something about him doesn’t add up.” Arlo tried to dismiss the images of the raven-haired cripple that were floating through his mind.

He wouldn’t want you doing this.

“Wasn’t he homeschooled before this?” Isen questioned. “There probably aren’t a lot of records floating around for him.”

I don’t care what he wants. If he’s betraying the hierarchy, I have a right to know why.

“That’s what he claims.” Arlo turned to gaze out over the scenery once more.

“I have a feeling he’s lying.”

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Monday November 12th, 11:59 AM

John Telling People To Shut

Sera: GUYS

 

Sera: I JUST FOUND A CAT?

 

CEREAL HOE: like at school❓

 

Sera: no shit elaine-

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: SEND PICS

 

Sera sent an image: herepussy.png

 

Big Daddy: I would ask why you named the image that, but frankly I don’t want to know.

 

NEXT VICTIM: ^

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: AAAAAAAAAAAA SO CUTE

 

Sera: now I just have to smuggle her out of the school…

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Wait where are u????

 

Sera: On the roof

 

John: So let me get this straight. You found a cat, knowing full well animals are against the rules

 

John: and brought it to the one place in the school that’s farthest from the exit?????

 

Sera: John, SHUT.

 

Sera: I found her on the roof ok???

 

NEXT VICTIM: I would ask how a cat got in the school but I doubt you know that

 

Sera: no shit sherlock

 

Sera: Anyways. Im gonna need ur help to smuggle her out of the school.

 

NEXT VICTIM: Mine?????

 

Sera: Yea dumbass

 

Sera: Keep watch for me

 

Sera: Im taking her to the vet

 

NEXT VICTIM: um

 

Sera: If you dont I WILL kick ur ass fr this time

 

NEXT VICTIM: OK FINE

 

Big Daddy: Is this a fucking espionage mission now??? It’s a cat, idiots

 

Sera: SHUT.

 

Sera: & I don’t wanna risk activating my power with Beans in my arms. Shes fragile.

 

Blyke: You named the cat Beans???????

 

Sera: ALL U. SHUT.

 

Sera: Isen meet me on the roof Now

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Just so u know. U have like 5 minutes till the passing period begins.

 

Sera: SHET

 

Sera: ISEN GET UR ASS TO THE ROOF

 

NEXT VICTIM: FUKC YOU I HATE RUNNING

 

Sera: I BET YOU HATE HAVING 2 BROKEN LEGS MORE

 

Sera: YES THATS A THREAT

 

John: Yassss Sera!! You threatening people is so seggsy😍

 

CEREAL HOE: DONT CALL OUR ACE SEGGSY🤢

 

Sera: The Smuggle Beans Out Of The School Mission Is Ago!!

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Big Daddy: That sentence made me question my participation in this chat.

 

Monday November 12th, 1:19 PM

John Telling People To Shut

 

Sera: Update folks

 

Sera: I have just returned from the vet with Beans

 

Sera: Beans is in fact a boy

 

Blyke: STILL wheezing @ the fact you named your cat Beans.

Isen: ^

 

CEREAL HOE: ^

 

CEREAL HOE: i hate my name 😒

 

CEREAL HOE changed CEREAL HOE’s nickname to Apple Enjoyer

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Nah girl ur a straight up dealer

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛ changed Apple Enjoyer’s nickname to JUICE DEALER

 

JUICE DEALER: i-

 

JUICE DEALER: K ur not wrong tho

 

Sera: BEANS UPDATE

 

Sera sent an image: BEANS_SLEEPING.png

 

JUICE DEALER: AWWWWWWWWW😍😍😍

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: I LOVE HIM ALREADY

 

NEXT VICTIM: Did u buy him a bed and everything????

 

Sera: Yes i went shopping rq after getting back from the vet

 

Sera: Beans has no microchip or collar so they don’t know whose cat he is

 

Sera: They said hes probably a stray bc of how crusty he was

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Isen

Arlo: Yknow how I told you to get dirt on John

 

Isen: Yes Chef

 

Arlo: ….

 

Arlo: Never call me that again

 

Isen: U cook tho

 

Arlo: just. Shut.

 

Isen: Yes Daddy

 

Arlo:

 

Arlo: If you werent useful to me i would kill you on the spot

 

Arlo: ANYWAYS.

 

Arlo: Keep this low key. And avoid John him self.

 

Arlo: I don’t want him suspecting anything.

 

Isen: Yes Boss

 

“Arlo!”

Upon hearing his name, Arlo glanced up from his phone. He wasn’t sure whether to be more surprised or disappointed at the realization that it was the cripple who had called his name. Accompanying John was Seraphina, who was looking at Arlo with no more malice than usual.

“Ey, Sera told me you used to volunteer at an animal shelter?” John asked, running up to him.

Arlo shrugged. “Yeah, and what about it?” These were truthfully the last two people he wanted to be around at the moment. His hopes of escape melted as soon as Seraphina began walking towards him as well.

“Sera needs help picking out stuff for Beans,” John said, grinning stupidly as ever.

“Yeah, you’re coming with us,” Seraphina added, grabbing Arlo’s arm and dragging him towards the school gates. “Errand time.”

“Aren’t you not supposed to have pets in the dorms?” Arlo protested.

Seraphina shrugged, though her iron grip on his arm didn’t relax. “Meili used to have a rabbit, didn’t she?”

‘Whatever you say,” Arlo sighed.

Chapter Text

Monday November 12th, 2:48 PM

John Telling People To Shut

NEXT VICTIM changed NEXT VICTIM’s nickname to Bro

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Hmm

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Not accurate enough

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛ changed Bro’s name to Hoe4Tea

 

Hoe4Tea: D:

Hoe4Tea: Remi how could you do this to me

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: You know it’s true tho

 

JUICE DEALER: LMAO

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛ changed Blyke’s name to Tea

 

Tea: wait

 

Hoe4Tea:

 

Tea: this is BULLYING I will not STAND for it

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Cmon ur such a cute couple it was about time u got matching nicknames◕ᴗ◕✿

 

Tea changed Tea’s name to Bruh

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: nO

 

Bruh: stOP SINNING REMI

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: SHIPPING UR FRIENDS ISNT A SIN

 

Hoe4Tea: IT SHOULD BE

 

John: What the actual fuck am I witnessing.

 

Sera: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

Bruh: Shut, Sera Simp

 

John: This is Bullying

John: Call me that One More Time and i will sic Beans on you

 

Bruh: You havent even met Beans have u????

 

John: Actually I petted her once

John: Arlo Sera and I went to Sera’s after getting Beans some items

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: No fair!! I wanna meet Beans ಥ ೧ ಥ

 

JUICE DEALER: ^

 

Hoe4Tea: ^

 

John: Sucks for y’all

John: Elaine you literally l i v e with Sera?? U can just go back to the dorm and see Beans

 

JUICE DEALER: HECK YEA

 

Sera: Elaine if you do anything to Beans I will personally put you in the infirmary

Sera: Im not home but I Will Know

 

JUICE DEALER: No i love cats🥺 I used to have 2 at the orchard

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Aww that’s adorable!!

 

JUICE DEALER: Ikr? Their names were Mayo and Orange😁

 

John: Who tf names a cat Mayo or Orange

 

JUICE DEALER: Shut, cripple

JUICE DEALER: I was 5 ok?

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

“What should we do, guys?” Remi asked Blyke and Isen as the three headed for Wellston’s front gate. Around them, students chattered happily, enjoying the crisp autumn breeze.

“Let’s go to the mall, I heard a new drink stand opened there,” Isen suggested, and the three headed for Kovoro Mall.

“Do you guys find it strange that Arlo’s been hanging around John and Seraphina?” Remi asked as they walked. Both Isen and Blyke shrugged.

“It’s ‘cause of Sera,” Isen responded.

“Duh.” Blyke rolled his eyes.

“Yeah, but… Why would Arlo associate with those two of all people?” Remi thought back to all Arlo’s attempts to preserve the hierarchy. For someone who was so obsessed with hierarchy, why would Arlo of all people hang around the two students who seemed least interested in involving themselves in it?

“He’s gotta have some kind of ulterior motive,” she continued.

 

Monday November 12th, 3:22 PM

John Telling People To Shut

John: Can we p l e a se rename this groupchat

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: No

 

Hoe4Tea: No

 

JUICE DEALER: No

 

Big Daddy: No

 

Sera: No

 

Bruh: No

 

Cecile: Why am I here.

 

Hoe4Tea: Admit it, you delight in our pain

 

Cecile: …

Cecile: You aren’t wrong

Cecile: Also, it’s a source of tea

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Starting to second guess adding you

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Even though this was supposed to be to ensure the most powerful people in the school remained decent to one another

 

Cecile: That’s surprisingly diplomatic of you.

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Well. I am the queen

 

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

“Is that an ability reading booth?”

 

Remi looked up from her phone to see what Blyke was pointing at. Sure enough, near one of the entrances was a covered table with a single person behind it. A sign sitting on the table advertised ability readings for $10.

“Guess so-,” Remi could barely finish her reply before they were dragging her over to the booth.

“One reading!” Blyke slapped $10 on the table. The booth’s attendant nodded, and Remi held out her arm. The man’s eyes glowed amber.

“Wow, miss! Your ability is a 5.3!” He exclaimed. “Here’s your prize.” He reached into one of the bags on the ground and pulled something out.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Monday November 12th, 4:03 PM

John Telling People To Shut

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Y’all will n o t believe what just happened

 

JUICE DEALER: do tell

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: So i was @ the mall w Blyke and Isen

🗲Lightning Queen♛: We saw this weird booth that offered abilities reading

🗲Lightning Queen♛: so we wetn there and I got my ability read and got like a prize or whatever

🗲Lightning Queen♛: It was a bear but I realized there was something electrical inside

🗲Lightning Queen♛: I opened the bear and there was like. A circuit?? It was weird but anyways the guy set off a smoke bomb and ran away

🗲Lightning Queen♛: We ran after him but mall security thought we set off the smoke bomb

🗲Lightning Queen♛: But they relized it was the abilities gyu

 

Bruh: “gyu”

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: SHUT

 

John: Wait an ability vendor?????????

John: Sera and I went to the same one when we went to the mall

John: She got a prize too..

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: GET RID OF IT

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Its probably some kind of tracker

 

John: Sera r u hearing this?????

John: Sera?? ಠ-ಠ

 

Hoe4Tea: I thought she was w you guys??

 

Big Daddy: Yeah but she went back to the dorms to check on Beans

 

JUICE DEALER: she isnt here?

 

Sera: guys

Sera: Hepl

Sera: Som pesepl tried to curne r me in an allye

Sera: i gto away but sthey di dsfmething

Sera: i m heading to the dorsms rn

 

Big Daddy: We are coming

 

Hoe4Tea: Whoa wtf

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Sera are you okay???????

 

John: Elaine meet at my dorm. Its closest to the school entrance.

 

JUICE DEALER: Ok do Not let anything happen to Sera

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: We’re coming too!

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Who knows if those people are still lurking around

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Remi was not prepared for the sight of Seraphina when John practically carried her into his and Blyke’s dorm. Her shirt and sweater were stained with blood, and she was breathing heavily despite being barely conscious.

“Oh my god, Sera-,” Elaine reached for her, but Arlo blocked her.

“Wait. John, set her down on the floor here. She should be stable.”

“I’ll do what I want,” John growled, but he laid Sera down on the dorm room’s floor anyways. The care with which he did it was something Remi wouldn’t’ve thought him capable of.

“Looks like she’s been stabbed,” Elaine noted, kneeling next to Sera.

“No shit,” John shot back as Elaine’s eyes and hands began to glow. Slowly the wound on Seraphina’s side began to mend, and Seraphina’s breathing grew more regular. Yet her eyes didn’t open, and she showed no sign of stirring. “Why isn’t she waking up?”

Elaine winced. “I- I don’t know, I healed her…”

“Then why isn’t she waking up?” John’s voice rose.

“John.” Arlo’s voice was cold and commanding as ever.

John drew in a sharp breath. Looking closer at him, Remi realized he was trembling as he stared down at Seraphina. She felt the urge to reach out and pat him on the shoulder, to comfort him somehow, even though she knew he’d react negatively.

“Elaine. Help me carry her,” John finally said.

“Why me?” Elaine asked, tilting her head to the side.

“Just do it,” John snapped, before picking up Seraphina himself. Elaine trailed him as they walked to John’s room. John closed the door behind them both.

Remi and the others approached the door, but whatever John and Elaine were talking about, they were doing it in hushed tones. After a few moments, the door reopened, and everyone else scrambled to pretend they hadn’t been listening in.

Elaine appeared especially shaken as she addressed the rest of the group.

“Sera- she had a needle wound on her neck,” she stammered, glancing back into John’s room.

“She was drugged?” Arlo exclaimed.

Drugged?

Behind Remi, Isen was muttering something to Blyke. Elaine kept casting nervous glances around the room. Arlo had pulled out his phone.

“I’m going to report this.” Arlo started typing something into his phone. “This is a danger to the school.”

“Remi.”

Remi snapped her head up at the mention of her name. John was staring at her.

“You found a chip in the bear you got from that mall vendor?”

Remi nodded. “Yeah, but he escaped right after-,”

“Go with Elaine. Find out if the one Sera got had a chip, too. If it did, destroy it.” John’s tone was uncharacteristically serious. There was a look in his eyes that Remi had never seen in him, though oddly it reminded him of Arlo.

“On it,” Remi agreed. Though she wasn’t keen on being bossed around by the cripple, Seraphina’s safety was more important than pettiness. She followed Elaine to the girls’ dorms.

“Her room’s here,” Elaine said, opening the door to Seraphina’s bedroom. It looked just like Remi expected it to- a bit sparse like a lot of the student dorm rooms, but still decorated with various posters, some stuffed animals, and a few articles of clothing cluttering the ground.

Remi noticed the bear immediately. It looked just like the one she’d received from the mall vendor. Sure enough, as she tore it open, a tiny circuit fell to the ground. Remi crushed it under her shoe.

“Should… Should we get rid of the bear too?” Elaine asked hesitantly.

Remi shrugged. “Probably a good idea.” Walking out of Seraphina’s room, she tossed the torn bear into the dorm’s wastebasket.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

It had been hours, and Seraphina still wasn’t awake.

“Do you think we should leave?” Remi asked Elaine, who she was playing cards with on the floor of Blyke and John’s dorm.

“Probably… It’ll be curfew soon,” Elaine said, beginning to gather up the cards. Remi glanced towards John’s bedroom. Seraphina still lay on his bed, and John had been watching over her for the past few hours.

“When do you think she’ll wake up?” Remi asked, noticing Elaine following her gaze. The healer shrugged.

“I’ve never seen a case like this… Usually I just heal people getting scratched in Turf Wars or broken bones or stuff like that.” Elaine bit her lip. “Never druggings.”

But as they were heading for the door, John hurried out of Seraphina’s room.

“Where are you going?” Though he clearly wasn’t as upset as before, traces of the earlier emotional strain sounded in his voice.

“Uh, back to our dorms. It’s almost curfew,” Remi informed him.

“No.” John’s firmness surprised her. What surprised her even more, however, was Elaine’s lack of argument. She remained silent, avoiding both Remi’s and John’s eyes.

“‘Scuse me?” Remi demanded. “It’s almost curfew. We’ll get in trouble if we aren’t in our dorms by then. What’re we going to do, stay overnight?”

“I don’t care what you do,” John informed her. “But I need Elaine here. Sera might need her.”

Remi was about to protest, to stick up for Elaine who clearly didn’t intend on doing it for herself. But Elaine surprised them both by speaking up.

“It’s fine. You’re right, after all.” She set her bag back on the floor. “Sera might need me.”

“Elaine- Are you sure?” Remi asked her.

Elaine shrugged. “You can go if you want. I’m staying with Sera.”

“I’m not leaving you,” Remi insisted. “I’ll stay too.” She didn’t want to invite herself to stay in John’s dorm, but he was already practically forcing Elaine to. Plus, Blyke wouldn’t mind, would he? As John’s roommate, he could probably convince the cripple that Remi’s presence wasn’t an issue.

“Good.” John turned away from them. Just as he did, there was a knock on the door.

Elaine moved to open it, revealing Arlo.

“I see it’s still a party in here,” Arlo said sarcastically as he stepped inside. To everyone’s surprise, he appeared to be carrying a grocery bag.

“What’s that?” Remi asked, and Arlo dumped the bag on the table.

“Food. Since you’re all still here.”

Remi couldn’t hide her confusion. Since when did Arlo buy food for people? Then again, it was Serain trouble. That had to be significant.

Monday November 12th, 11:39 PM

John Telling People To Shut

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Do you guys think Sera’s gonna b ok??

 

John: You know we’re awake right? We can just talk like normal people

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: I didnt know

🗲Lightning Queen♛: And Remi and Arlo are asleep, I cant talk to them ;w;

 

John: Whatever.

 

Bruh: I mean. She’s Seraphina

 

John: Exactly.

John: She has to be ok.

Chapter Text

Seraphina felt like shit.

Where am I?

She opened her eyes. They seemed crustier than they usually were when she woke up in the morning.

What day is it?

This isn’t my room.

Sera’s eyes flew open as memories started flooding back to her.

The odd feeling that flashed over her… The screech of car tires… The strange thought that she wasn’t as fast as she should’ve been…

A snore broke her train of thought, and she looked over to see John curled up next to a folding chair besides the bed. His bed.

People talking to her, apologizing, offering to buy her a new drink… A prick in her neck… A sudden flash of pain in her side…

They wanted to hurt her.

Bile rose in Seraphina’s throat. She leapt out of the bed and scrambled into the bathroom. Soon she was hunched over the toilet, the contents of her stomach being spewed into the bowl.

“Sera?” John’s concerned voice reached her ears, and suddenly he was there, a hand on her back. “Are you okay?”

“I-,” Something was wrong. “My…”

My ability.

A jolt ran through Seraphina and she sprinted out of the room.

“Wait!” John’s exclamation barely reached her. In a split second, she was in his room, his alarm clock clutched in her hands. The vermillion digital numbers seemed to taunt her.

7:05

She concentrated, squinting, trying to make her aura flare inside her. She bit her lip as she focused all her energy on the clock.

7:06

Seraphina collapsed to her knees.

“Seraphina, what’s wrong? Are you okay? I know you went through a lot-,” John was beside her again. She could practically feel his concerned amber gaze piercing her skull.

“I… My… I can’t activate my ability,” Seraphina gasped, trying to stop herself from spluttering out the words as panic rose in her chest.

What did they do to me?

John’s gaze darkened.

“What’s wrong? Seraphina?”

Sera looked up to see Elaine in the doorway.

“You’re awake!” Elaine sounded relieved as she rushed over to Sera’s side. John stopped her.

“You didn’t heal her correctly.” His tone was thick with spite, more cold than Sera could’ve imagined he would act.

Elaine winced. “What- what do you-,”

“Her ability isn’t fucking working!” John spat, and Sera couldn’t stop herself from wincing at the venom in his tone. John appeared to notice, and he stiffened.

“I’m sorry, Sera. We should- let’s get you to Darren,” he said. Not knowing what else to do, Seraphina nodded.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

“God damnit John, already?” Darren demanded as soon as the two entered the infirmary. His glare seemed to deepen as soon as Elaine and Remi followed them in.

“It’s not me,” John snapped back. “It’s Sera. She… Her ability… Something’s wrong with it.”

Grumbling to himself, Darren beckoned Seraphina to sit on one of the cots. She relayed everything that had happened the previous day to him as he prepared a healing concoction.

“Do you think you’ll be able to fix it?” Sera asked him. She hated how the anxiety was audible in her voice. She hated how Remi and Elaine were looking at her with such distress, as if she might be dying. She hated how she didn’t know what to do.

Darren shrugged. After giving her the medicine and taking a blood sample, he sent her off with advice to hope her ability came back in the next three days, and lay low in the meantime.

 

Tuesday November 13th, 7:43 AM

John Telling People To Shut

Sera: Sup betches

Sera: My fuking ability still isnt back

 

JUICE DEALER: Im sorry abt that😥

 

Hoe4Tea: Darren couldnt fix it??

 

Sera: ..guess not

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Be careful Sera!!

 

Big Daddy: I have to agree with Remi

Big Daddy: U are Wellstons most powerful student.

Big Daddy: Just lay low for now, this is a serious situation.

 

Sera: …

Sera: Im sorry i Cannot take you seriously with the name Big Daddy

 

Big Daddy: …

 

John: LMAOOO

 

Tuesday November 13th, 10:36 AM

John Telling People To Shut

 

Bruh: Just got kicked out of chem for accidentally committing arson :(

 

John: How do you accidentally commit arson

 

Hoe4Tea: He asked what would happen when he lasered a bunch of chemicals…

Hoe4Tea: When the teacher didnt answer because she was chewing out some kid who was high, he did it anyways

Hoe4Tea: Anyways it started a fire or something

 

Sera: Welcome to the Getting a Teacher to Quit Club

 

Bruh: I dont think she quit

Bruh: wait What

 

JUICE DEALER: You got a teacher to quit??????😮

 

Sera: Ok so it was a teacher @ my elementary school

Sera: It was recess time and everyone was messing around cuz kids are little shites

Sera: This one bitch teacher who nobody liked started yelling at some kids for throwing rocks or something dumb

Sera: She picked up a rock and was like “what if i threw this at you??”

Sera: So obviously I had to join in and tell her that sounds like a fun idea

Sera: It started a rock fight and a bunch of kids got injured or whatever

Sera: Thats the story of how touching rocks got banned at my elementary school and also how that one teacher quit

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: LMAO

 

Big Daddy: Wow

Big Daddy: Never really thought about it but if elementary teachers have to deal with all that shit

Big Daddy: Wellston teachers must be on the brink of tendering their resignations

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

“I’m so sorry! Please let me go! I have an important class starting soon!”

Seraphina glanced over to the source of the noise. The girl’s exclamation had cut over the noise of the hallway, though nobody else seemed to be bothering to check what was happening.

In front of a classroom were two girls, one kneeling in front of the other. The girl with short pink hair had yelled, and quivered as the other girl ground a heel into her hand. Seraphina tried to ignore them.

“Hah, do you think that halfhearted apology is enough?” The standing girl asked, speaking through her teeth.

“Aah, that hurts!”

Sera continued walking. One foot in front of the other, one step after another on Wellston’s tile floors.

Lay low.

The sound of a slap cut through the air. Seraphina turned around.

“I’m having a terrible day, and our run-in here just made it worse! Ugh, there’s nothing I hate more than seeing a little wimp like you squirming around on the floor. You are so useless!” The standing girl with the light orange pigtails continued to berate the girl on the floor.

Seraphina gritted her teeth.

“You can’t do anything! You can’t even apologize correctly!”

The girl on the floor was trembling.

“What a complete waste of space!” The bully, Brea, as Seraphina suddenly remembered her name, raised her hand to slap the girl on the floor again.

This has to stop.

“Enough.” Seraphina caught Brea’s arm.

“Huh?” Brea whirled around, her green eyes widening when she realized who it was. “S-Seraphina?”

Sera narrowed her eyes, still holding Brea’s arm. “You. Go to your class,” she addressed the low-tier on the ground. Brea started to say something, but Seraphina fixed her with a glare.

“And you. Don’t waste other people’s time.”

As whispers started to rise from the gathered crowd, Seraphina released Brea’s arm and began to walk away. A few jeers rose from behind her.

Just keep walking…

“You’re supposed to look out for the rest of us!

Seraphina almost didn’t turn around in time to see the beam that was shot at her. She winced, remembering her powers were gone.

Shit, I shouldn’t’ve done that…

But before the beam hit her, it impacted something in mid-air. Seraphina froze, her hands still in front of her face for protection, until she realized a gold-tinted bubble surrounded her.

Arlo?

“Arlo?” Brea exclaimed, now trembling.

As the barrier was taken down, Arlo approached the mid-tier. Seraphina stepped aside, letting him pass as she glared at Brea. The barrier reappeared around Brea.

“How dare you strike a superior from behind?” For once, Arlo’s hierarchy-based superiority complex was actually useful.

“I-I didn’t mean to-,” Brea stammered as the bubble shrank. She was forced into a kneeling position, beginning to beg as she prostrated herself onto the tile. “I’m sorry! I’m really sorry! Please let me go!”

Arlo regarded her silently for a moment before deactivating his ability and turning to Seraphina.

“We need to talk.”

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

“If you don’t mind, I have class soon,” Seraphina began. She glanced around the empty classroom Arlo had brought her to. Somehow, Wellston always had an abundance of unoccupied rooms. Probably so they always had extras if another classroom happened to get destroyed.

Arlo sucked in a breath, through his teeth by the sound of it. He was staring out the window. Seraphina had no idea what was running through his mind.

“This is why you need to constantly assert yourself,” he told her, turning around. Sera fought to roll her eyes.

Still has a flair for the dramatic, I see.

“You spend all your time on the roof, away from the other students, and the rest of your time hanging around with… him? A cripple?” The corners of Arlo’s lips turned down as he referred to John. “You’ve lost your presence in this school. They’ve all completely forgotten how strong you are.”

Seraphina sighed. “Please don’t tell me that’s why you called me here. If I wanted a lecture, I’d just call my mom.”

“You almost blew your cover!” Arlo retorted. “If the others found out you were powerless, imagine the chaos. The hierarchy would fall apart!” He leaned against a desk. “Ever since you started hanging out with that cripple… There have been rumors.”

Sera, who had been contemplating simply walking out the door, raised an eyebrow.

“Rumors?”

Arlo nodded, the displeased frown still arcing his lips. “People think you’ve gone soft, or worse, that something’s happened to your powers. It’s been a rumor for a while now.”

Sera gritted her teeth. “I didn’t know you were the type to get caught up in idle gossip.”

“I am not,” Arlo replied, in a way that was probably meant to be reassuring. “But Seraphina, I am doing everything I can to stop this from getting out. You’d better not blow your cover.”

“Whatever you say.” Sera turned to leave.

“Sera,” Arlo said from behind her, “...Don’t ruin this.”

 

Tuesday November 13th,

John

Sera: Some lil midtier betch tried attacking me😤

 

John: Where tf are they

John: ill beat their a$$ >:/

 

Sera: dw Arlo took care ofit

Sera: He tried to lecture me after tho,, like id listen to him

 

John: Lmao good

John Telling People To Shut

JUICE DEALER: Hru Sera?

 

Sera: Ok ig

Sera: Waiting for my ability to come back

Sera: Darren said it might take a few days

 

Bruh: press F to pay respects

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: F

 

Hoe4Tea: F

 

JUICE DEALER: F

 

Sera: … thx guys

 

JUICE DEALER: np🥰

Chapter Text

Tuesday November 13th, 1:40

John Telling People to Shut

John: Daily reminder i Will Throw Hands w anyone who messes w Sera.

 

Hoe4Tea: It’s not even the end of the day yet?

 

John: Shut

 

JUICE DEALER: Loving how this groupchat is living up to its name😀

 

John: SHUT.

 

Sera: No offense Elaine, but that emoji doesnt have a soul

 

JUICE DEALER: 😢

 

Bruh: JKSDsfdkhl

 

Sera: Neither do you Blyke, you ginger

 

Bruh: :’/

 

Hoe4Tea: Wow that’s bullying

 

Sera: Journalists dont have souls either

 

Hoe4Tea: :’(

 

Bruh: Hey no bullying my bro >:/

 

Sera: tRy and stop me, betch

 

Bruh: U forgot ur ability went whoosh

 

Sera: not for long betch

 

Bruh: Guess we’ll have to fite soon then huh??

Bruh: Square up ill meet u behind the dennys

 

John: behind the Dennys????

 

Hoe4Tea: ye? Duh thats where fight club happens

 

Bruh: U JUST BROKE THE FIRST RULE OF FIGHTCLUB

 

Hoe4Tea: Oh shet

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: nO FIGHTING

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Arlo sighed as he walked through the hall, debating on whether to even go to his last class. It had been a long day of telling everyone what to do.

First he’d had to tell Cecile to keep Seraphina’s ability loss out of the newspaper. All to preserve the hierarchy, of course.

Then he’d had to tell Seraphina to lay low about her ability being gone. All to preserve the hierarchy of course.

And he was still expecting a call back from his aunt about the situation. He’d reported it to her the previous day, and she’d told him she would look into it.

Sometimes it felt like being King was a full-time job. Especially when bullshit like this happened.

“Arlo!” Arlo caught sight of Isen just as the orange-haired boy called his name.

“Isen. Do you have something to report?” Arlo asked, and Isen nodded.

“It’s about John.”

A few minutes later the two sat in an empty classroom. Isen slid a stack of papers across the table.

“You won’t believe this. He actually wasn’t homeschooled, but that’s not all…”

Arlo skimmed the documents Isen had handed him.

School records? So he really wasn’t homeschooled…

His heart dropped when he noticed John’s listed power level.

7.0

And that was two years ago? He could be stronger than Seraphina by now…

“Thanks Isen, that’ll be enough,” Arlo cut into Isen’s rambling. Isen looked at him, a hint of concern in his stare.

“What are you going to do?”

Arlo ignored him, a plan already formulating in his head.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

The rooftop was breezy as ever as Arlo opened the door. As expected, Seraphina was sitting by the fence, messing with her phone.

“Seraphina.”

Her eyes narrowed as she stood up. “Arlo. Here to lecture me again?”

“No, I just wanted to ask you something.”

“Well, I was just about to leave. I need to go feed Beans.” Seraphina headed in the direction of the door, but Arlo stepped in front of her.

“This will be quick,” he insisted.

“It better be,” Seraphina mumbled through her teeth. Arlo pretended not to hear.

“John is a cripple, right?”

Seraphina’s brow furrowed. “...Yes?” As expected, she sounded caught off guard, confused even.

“You’re sure?” Arlo pressed.

“Listen, I don’t care about him being a cripple. I don’t base my entire life around whether my friends are as strong as me or not, unlike you.” Seraphina sounded stubborn as ever, but so very sure of herself in her assessment of John.

So he really didn’t tell her.

Then again, Seraphina was a very good liar.

“Now, if you don’t mind me, I’ll be going.” Seraphina pushed past Arlo. He let her.

What would make him hide this from his closest friend?

The papers in Arlo’s pocket rustled. It was time to do more than skim them. He was going to find out exactly what John was hiding.

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JUICE DEALER: So u guys know how u kept mentioning Dennys??

JUICE DEALER: We should go there!!

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Oo!! Group night out!!

 

John: …

John: Why would I want to associate with you freaks

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: It could be fun!!*^-^*

 

JUICE DEALER: They have good juice there

 

Sera: Dennys on a Tuesday night??

 

Hoe4Tea: Isnt it supposed to rain later

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Shut.

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Itll be fun

 

Big Daddy: …

Big Daddy: Fine.

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: YAYYY

 

Sera: John plz join us

Sera: Do it for me

 

John: …

 

Sera: Ill buy you food

 

John: Fuck you

John: You know my weakness is free food -_-

 

Sera: ◕◡◕

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Tuesday November 13th, 7:32PM

John Telling People to Shut

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Where are u guys??

🗲Lightning Queen♛: I thought we were meeting at 7:30

 

JUICE DEALER: Yeah only Remi Arlo and I are here 😢

JUICE DEALER: If yall ditched i am going to kick ur asses

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Nah theyre probably just on a double date◕‿◕✿

 

Bruh: SHUT

Bruh: WE ARENT DATING

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: WHERE ARE U THEN?????

 

John: It’s all those idiots fault

 

Hoe4Tea: We will be there a little late!!!!!!!

Hoe4Tea: We are just opening some windows

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Wtf did you guys DO

 

John: IDK BUT THE DORM SMELLS LIKE SOMEONE BURNT AN ORCHARD

 

JUICE DEALER: dont say those things😢

 

Bruh: WE WERE TRYING OUT A LIFEHACK

 

John: BY BURNING ORANGES??????

 

Hoe4Tea: WE MICROWAVED THEM

 

Sera: ??????????

Sera: Thats why the boys dorms smelt worse than usual -_-

 

John: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

 

Big Daddy: I think we just watched John spontaneously combust infront of his crush

 

John: SHUT.

John: Im not into girls >:/

 

Big Daddy: wow you’re the last one i would’ve expected to appreciate platonicism

 

John: s h u t

John: Sera I promise i do not live with this filth and squalor

 

Hoe4Tea: You literally live with this filth and squalor tho

 

John: SHUT OR I WILL BURN YOUR ORANGES

 

Bruh: What does that even mean

 

John: Whatever interpretation is most threatening.

John: Im making do with what I have ok????????

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: We are Waiting

 

Hoe4Tea: WE R COMING

 

John: simp

 

Bruh: Everyone simps for remi tho

 

JUICE DEALER: ur not wrong tho

 

Bruh: did you just admit to simping for remi

 

JUICE DEALER: NO. SHUT.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Despite it being almost 8PM by the time the teens entered Denny’s, there had been plenty of other patrons there. By 8:30, the crowd had started to thin, though, leaving only a few other tables occupied.

“It’s almost cryptid hour,” Elaine said.

“It’s eight PM,” John retorted, picking at his omelette.

“Right, it’s almost throwing hands hour,” Blyke corrected. “Cryptid hour is, like, 3AM.”

“We should come back then,” Remi exclaimed, her eyes shining though her ability wasn’t activated. Elaine giggled.

Arlo suppressed a sigh. He’d really only come to see how John interacted with Sera. If Seraphina really did know about John’s power, she probably would’ve told him Arlo was onto his secret. But they both seemed to be acting typical.

“John, your hair looks different. Did you use less gel today?” Blyke asked jokingly.

“No. I wanted to reapply it, but I got distracted by someone stinking up the apartment with oranges,” John sniffed. “Speaking of which…” He got up from the table, taking a small container from his pocket.

“Have fun in the bathroom, John! Don’t fall in the toilet again!” Seraphina called after him.

It was one time! John exclaimed, stomping away. Everyone else exchanged confused looks.

Rain had begun to patter against the window the students were seated in front of.

“Really dark out there,” Seraphina commented casually.

Elaine nearly spit out her orange juice. “Wha- what if the people who took your powers come back? They- they tried to kidnap you, right?”

Though Seraphina winced, it was Remi who replied.

“I doubt any secret organization would attack an entire group of us.” She looked to Arlo. “Right?”

Arlo nodded. But his mind wasn’t fully on the conversation.

He’d read John’s file earlier that day. The whole thing. Its contents truly disturbed him.

John? A high tier? Rampaging through the school?

He’d considered the notion that Seraphina might stop him. But she couldn’t in her current state, not without her powers.

What if someone finds out about this?

“Helloo. Arlo.” Remi waved a hand in front of his face, and Arlo realized he was still supposed to be a part of the conversation.

“Huh?” Arlo looked around. Thankfully, only Remi seemed to have noticed how he’d gotten lost in his thoughts. Seraphina was on her phone again, and Elaine was watching Blyke and Isen throw straws at each other.

“I said, the rain’s getting harder.” Remi motioned to the window. Arlo nodded. He could hear it now, each drop tapping against the glass.

Just then, John returned to the table. His newly gelled hair seemed to glisten under the restaurant lighting.

“I’m back!” he announced, sliding back into the booth next to Seraphina. “What’d I miss?”

For a moment nobody responded. Then Blyke tossed a straw at him.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

It was pouring almost an hour later, by the time everyone decided they should leave the restaurant.

“It’s pouring,” Isen complained as they all stood up.

“Deal with it.” Blyke smacked him on the back playfully.

“Hey!”

“You can’t beat me to the dorms!” Blyke sprinted off, Isen hot on his tail.

“Hey!” Remi ran after him, Elaine following her. Seraphina rolled her eyes, but followed as Elaine pulled out an umbrella.

Arlo narrowed his eyes. As John started to hurry after the others, Arlo grabbed his shoulder.

“What do you want?” John asked, animosity audible in his tone.

“We need to talk.”

John raised his eyebrows. “Why are you so serious? Everyone else is playing in the rain, let’s join them-,”

Arlo cut him off. “It’s about your powers.”

John laughed. “You know I don’t have powers, Arlo.” His laugh sounded so genuine, Arlo might’ve believed his lie.

“I read your files, John.”

John froze, clearly not expecting that. “What… what files?” His face had completely changed. Shock widened his eyes slightly. Then he narrowed them again. “Is this some kind of weird prank?”

Arlo shook his head. “You lied.”

John was casting nervous glances around the room. Nobody else was listening to them, as two kids having a conversation in a Denny’s at ten PM tends not to draw much attention.

“Why don’t we go outside,” Arlo suggested. Silently, John followed him.

The rain was still pouring as the two headed out of the doors. Arlo summoned his barrier over their heads, blocking both of them from being soaked.

“What did you read.”

Arlo looked down in surprise. John was staring at the ground, trembling ever so slightly. Something in Arlo wanted to pat him on the back. Instead, he just sighed and continued walking.

“Everything. Your history. Your power. John, why the hell would you hide this much-,” Arlo was cut off as John suddenly grabbed his shirt.

WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?” John’s face held more rage than Arlo thought him capable of. For a second, the so-called ‘cripple’’s eyes glowed with an amber light. “ARLO, WHAT THE FUCK?

Drawing in a breath, Arlo tried to push John away, but John was surprisingly strong.

“As King, it’s my duty to maintain the hierarchy. If someone is trying to hide from responsibility-,”

“WAS IT YOUR DUTY TO DIG INTO MY PAST?” John was still yelling. Arlo curled his lip.

He resummoned his barrier between himself and John, wincing as the onslaught of rain soaked through his clothing almost immediately. Shrinking it, he forced John to his knees.

“As a matter of fact, yes.” Arlo stared down at John. “Why would you hide your ability?”

“Fuck off!” Was John’s response. Arlo narrowed his eyes.

The barrier shrank, forcing John into an uncomfortable position.

“Why?”

For a moment there was no response. John stayed knelt on the sidewalk, trembling.

Then he activated his ability. Arlo barely had time to react before a barrier, darker in hue than his own, appeared above John, and started pushing back.

Aura Manipulation. Possesses the ability to copy and amplify abilities.

As the quote drifted into Arlo’s mind, he deactivated his own barrier. He wouldn’t be able to win against John.

Two years ago, his ability was stronger than mine is now.

John stood, the rage blazing in his eyes now illuminated by an amber glow.

“Not a fucking word of this to anybody.

“When are you going to tell them, then?” Arlo retorted. “Are you just going to hide it? Hide it from everybody? From Seraphina?”

He regretted the words as soon as they came out of his mouth. In an instant, John’s barrier smashed into him, throwing him backwards against the brick wall of the Denny’s.

“Not. A. Word.”

John turned and walked away into the rain.

Chapter Text

Wednesday November 14th, 2:03 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Bruh: Sup betches

 

John: It’s literally 2am

 

Bruh: Yet you responded anyways

 

John: …

 

Hoe4Tea: sOo John

Hoe4Tea: What were u doing with Arlo after we all left the Dennys???

Hoe4Tea: ;)

 

John: ….

John: Living up to your name I see

 

Hoe4Tea: >:/

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Imeannnnnnn

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Kinda spicey that u 2 are suddenly hanging out…

 

Bruh: Are you cheating on Sera????

 

John: IM NOT DATING SERA

John: I am Literally Gay

 

Bruh: o h h

Bruh: Thats what you meant when you said you werent into girls…

 

John: NO SHIT

John: You’d think that you of all people would know that

 

Bruh: ???

 

Sera: He’s saying ur gay

 

Bruh: Im not gay!! Every moment is a no homo moment

 

John: I literally have a picture of u and Isen cuddling

 

Bruh: IT WAS A BRO MOMENT !!

 

Hoe4Tea: ^

 

Bruh: John Delete That Now Or I Will Beat Ur Ass

 

John: Id like to see you try, ketchup head

 

Bruh: >:O

Bruh: Thats it i am coming in your room

 

John: SHET

John: I forgot we shared a dorm fukc

John: HES TRYING TO BREAK DOWN THE DOOR

 

Sera: SKJHFLSFDKJSFDJK

 

Hoe4Tea: LMAOOOO

 

Bruh: UN LOCK UR DOOR

Bruh: HWAT R U DOIGN IN THERE?????/

 

John: J2H3O8TGYWEFGBIUFJHSDB 78OYFGWRGEHJ GOQ :EA;; LSP

 

Bruh: ????????

 

Hoe4Tea: Uh I can hear banging Blyke is that you???????

 

Bruh: I Will Break Down This Door

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Property damage!! That is so fetch.

 

Sera: …

 

Hoe4Tea: Did you just quote mean girls

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Ill fucken do it again

 

Bruh: Uhhh

Bruh: So John isnt in his room?

Bruh: wIAT

Bruh: HIS WINDOW SI OPEN

 

Hoe4Tea: JKSDHFGOSYG

Hoe4Tea: HE JUMPED OUT???????

 

John: BYE SUCKERS

John: YOULL NEVER DELETE THAT PICTURE

John: IM GONNA GO PUT IT ON A FLASHDRIVE

 

Sera: HSJDSFHSLAHF

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: SODFHSOIEHGSI

 

Bruh: JOHN I WILL FIND YOU

Bruh: I CAN LITERALLY fLY

 

Hoe4Tea: HE IS RUNNING FOR THE BACK GATE

 

Bruh: ?? wHERE IS HE GOIGN

Cecile: Wtf is going on

 

Hoe4Tea: SCROLL UP

Hoe4Tea: AND ALSO TACKLE JOHN IF U SEE HIM

 

Cecile: …

Cecile: I think I’ll go back to sleep.

 

Sera: She’s definitely taking screenshots

 

Hoe4Tea: ^

 

Bruh: HOW IS JOHN SO FAST??????????

 

Sera: hes going xgames mode

 

John: I ASMDF ASPEED

 

Sera: Yea ur gonna die if u arent lmaooooooo

 

Bruh: WHERE IS HE

 

Hoe4Tea: Not on school grounds anymore

 

Sera: >?? Thats kinda concerning actually

Sera: jOHN WHERE DID U GO?

 

John: CNANT C SATCH ME BEJSGTHCES

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: He rlly yeeted out huh

 

JUICE DEALER: uh there are people in the back courtyard in their pajamas?

JUICE DEALER: Wiat Blyke and Isen is that u????

 

Hoe4Tea: Yea no shit

 

JUICE DEALER: ❓

 

Sera: Scroll up -__-

 

Bruh: JOHN WE WILL GET U

 

Hoe4Tea: hell no im not going offcampus??

Hoe4Tea: The people who attacked seraphina could be outt there still ://////

 

Bruh: cOWARD

 

Hoe4Tea: SHUT

 

Big Daddy: …

Big Daddy: Someone is knocking on my door..

Big Daddy: It’s literally 2AM…

 

John: oPEN UP BETHC

John: I SM BEGN CCHAEDS

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Sera: LSJKAFHDLJK U WENT TO ARLOS???

 

John: THANK FUCK

John: i would not have hesitated to break down your door

 

Sera: HESHFS EU HE LET OYU IN???/

 

Bruh: What a plot twist

 

Hoe4Tea: Ofc he let him in, John has definitely gone to his place before ;)

 

Big Daddy: …

 

John: ISEN I WILL POST THIS PICTURE tO THE SCHOOL WEB SITE

 

Hoe4Tea: FUKC DONT DO TAHT

 

JUICE DEALER: plot twist John joins newspaper club and starts writing a gossip column

 

John: ELAINE I WILL THROW YOU OUT A WINDOW

 

Juice Dealer: Come at me betch😤

Juice Dealer: Blyke and Isen r still in the courtyard

 

John: ..TOMORROW

 

Bruh: uH we will be at school tomorrow tho

 

John: …………………..

John: What ifffff

John: I delete the picture from my phone

 

Hoe4Tea: yEs

 

John: .. by moving it to a flashdrive? ?

 

Hoe4Tea: nO

 

John: I dont want u guys to commit property damage to my phone >:/

 

Bruh: DELET EETHEPICTURE THEN

 

John: What if

John: I dont wanna

 

Bruh: D:<

 

Sera: *munches pop corn*

 

JUICE DEALER: Wait i hear popping

JUICE DEALER: dID U ACTUALLY MAKE POPCORN JAGEJKAFJ

 

Sera: No shit

Sera: I am a woman of my word

 

John: WAIT

John: The picture is still saved in the media section of the chat :D

John: Even if I delete it…. It will be forever backed up

John: Perfect

 

Big Daddy: K so can you leave my house now that its off YOUR phone

 

Hoe4Tea: WAIT WAHT

 

John: lmao sucks to suck

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Wednesday November 14th, 8:12 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: Daily Beans update!!

Sera sent a video: catcatcatcat.mp4

 

JUICE DEALER: AWWWW 😻😻😻

 

Big Daddy: That’s nice but shouldn’t you be in class?

 

Sera: I never go to class anyways

Sera: Plus I’m “laying low” or whatever

 

Big Daddy: …

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Your ability isn’t back???

 

Sera: Nope unfortunately -_-

 

JUICE DEALER: Im sorry abt that☹️

 

Sera: It’s whatever..

 

Remi leaned back in her chair as Ms. Wallace droned on in the background.

Her ability’s been gone for a day now…

I’ve never heard of any person’s ability being gone…

Remi stared up at the dull grey ceiling tiles. They seemed to stare back.

Was Sera targeted because she was a high tier? I’ve never heard of that before…

Wait.

 

Remi’s chair crashed to the floor. As she muttered an excuse and picked it up amidst giggles from her classmates, the name of an organization drifted into her mind.

EMBER.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Wednesday November 14th, 10:26 AM

Toptier Trio

Remi: Guys

Remi: Don’t call me crazy but

Remi: Do you think… EMBER is the same people who targeted Seraphina?

 

Blyke: ??

 

Isen: I mean

Isen: Maybe??

Isen: But she’s not a superhero…

 

Remi: We don’t know that tho

Remi: And the whole alley thing would fit EMBER’s trend wouldn’t it?

 

Isen: But they attacked in broad daylight

Isen: Presumably when Seraphina was like. Not looking like a superhero

 

Blyke: True

Blyke: I dont think she’s really the type to get into something like being a superhero

Blyke: Yknow???????

 

Remi: I guess it is kind of a stretch…

 

John Telling People to Shut

Big Daddy: That’s it. I’m dropping out of school.

 

John: Ok Daddy¯\_₍ッ₎_/¯

 

Big Daddy: Stop calling me that.

 

Sera: Aww Asslo not liking the connotations of being called daddy?

 

John: How about this.

John: This better Daddy👨👦?

 

Big Daddy: Wtf is that supposed to be

 

John: Fatherhood emoji

 

Big Daddy: …

 

John: Removes the other connotations of Daddy

 

Big Daddy: You know what whatever at this point.

 

JUICE DEALER: Wait Arlo‼️

JUICE DEALER: U didn’t tell us why youre leaving us🥺👉👈

 

Big Daddy: …

Big Daddy: A group of kids just passed me in the hall

Big Daddy: They were naruto running and chanting about pixie sticks

Big Daddy: They turned into an empty classroom so I was curious what they were doing and I followed them

Big Daddy: Everyone was gathered around a table and there were a bunch of straw thingies on it

Big Daddy: Then I realized they were having a pixie stick snorting competition

 

John:

 

Sera:

 

JUICE DEALER:

 

Hoe4Tea: Uh Oh

Hoe4Tea: Arlo found the school drug ring

 

Big Daddy: The school What

Big Daddy: You know what nevermind. Don’t tell me. I’m factory resetting my phone and throwing it in a river.

Chapter Text

Thursday November 15th, 3:01 PM

John Telling People to Shut

Big Daddy: Where the Fuck is my tea

 

Hoe4Tea: JKSHEOIUFSOIGFUE

 

Bruh: SKJDFHLS

 

Big Daddy: No. Seriously.

Big Daddy: I had an entire box of tea bags here just a few nights ago…

Big Daddy: JOHN DID YOU STEAL MY TEA

 

John: …

John: Maybe

 

Big Daddy: WHY.

 

John: Uhhh

John: It looked delicious

John: And I heard it was a good muscle relaxant

 

Big Daddy: …

Big Daddy: If you took a fucking bath in my tea I am going to pummel you.

 

John: I dare you to try B)

 

Bruh: Oh so that’s why there was a weird washbasin thing in our bathroom

 

Big Daddy: …

Big Daddy: I don’t have to deal with this right now.

 

Sera: Goodluck with your shopping Big Daddy👨👧

 

Big Daddy: …

Big Daddy: Time to put my phone on silent.

 

3:28 PM

 

Hoe4Tea: Is that Arlo??????

Hoe4Tea sent an image: sdfjkhsdjfls.png

 

Sera: Yeah lmao

Sera: Are you in costco???

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Yeah we were gonna get snacks!!

 

Sera: Careful, Arlo’s in a mood rn

Sera: John stole his tea

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: SDJFSKLD

 

JUICE DEALER: Woww yall went on a costco trip and u didnt invite us?😭

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: I mean its just coincidence that Arlo crashed the shopping trip im on w Blyke and Isen

🗲Lightning Queen♛: But if you want….

🗲Lightning Queen♛: We can all ruin Arlo’s day even more!!😚

 

JUICE DEALER: Omw😊💚

 

John: Can y’all stop flirting PLEASE

 

JUICE DEALER: What do you meannnnnn

 

John: just SHUT

John: I saw that heart emoji

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: SDKFJSGSUVAWOGB

 

JUICE DEALER: ❓

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛ sent a video: DONTGETUSKICKEDOUT.mp4

 

JUICE DEALER: SKJDFHSLK

 

Sera: KJDFS

Sera: Is he,,, trying to steal free samples?

 

Bruh: ITS GOOD SAMPLES

 

Hoe4Tea: BUY THE PRODUCT THEN

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: you should join us Sera

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Before these crackheads get us kicked out

 

Hoe4Tea: ITS BLYKES FAULT >:/

 

Bruh: U WANNA THROW HANDS???

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Why are you texting? You’re literally right next to each other-

 

Bruh: S h u t

 

Sera: *Eats popcorn*

Sera: Oh btw Elaine can u get popcorn while ur there

Sera: We’re almost out

 

JUICE DEALER: It wouldn’t help that you keep eating it whenever someone starts an argument in any groupchat…

 

Sera: 🌟👄🌟 scuse me betch

 

JUICE DEALER: nOTHING NOTHING

 

4:15 PM

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Well guys

🗲Lightning Queen♛: We got kicked out :((

 

Sera: hwaT

Sera: hOw

Sera: Did u atleast get my popcorn >:/

 

JUICE DEALER: Ill stop at the dollar store omw back

 

Hoe4Tea: Whatever Blyke was gonna make us pay for his stupid fucking Takis anyways

Hoe4Tea: We have to waste money on his bs corn with pepper and lime becAuse he wasted all his money being fined for breaking down johns door

 

Bruh: THEYRE GOOD SNACKS

 

Hoe4Tea: You only like them bc they match your hair -_-

 

Bruh: And for the record i should Not have been fined for the door incident

Bruh: I tried to explain to Keene that blackmail was the reason I punched down a door at 2am but he was having none of it

 

Sera: Soooooo

Sera: hOw did you guys get kicked out of Costco exactly???

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛ sent a video: samplestealingheathens.mp4

🗲Lightning Queen♛ sent a video: slipnslide.mp4

 

Sera: JSKSFGSFHJSKD

 

John: did,,,,,

John: Did they Really set up a sledding ramp

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Yeah u cant really see well in the video but yeah they piled a bunch of rice bags on top of one another and started sledding down them

🗲Lightning Queen♛: So now we’re banned from costco for a week ಠ╭╮ಥ

 

JUICE DEALER: If you guys follow me to the dollar store and get me kicked out of THERE too I Will Fite You😡😡😡

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Nah we’ll just go to UMart

 

JUICE DEALER: noooo not u Remi🥺 ur such a functional human being

JUICE DEALER: im talking abt those 2😑

 

Bruh: WOW

Bruh: What did we do to you

 

JUICE DEALER: You literally just got me kicked out of Costco

 

Bruh: ..fair

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Come with us Elaine◕ᴗ◕ pleaseeee

 

John: aww theyre going on a double date

 

Hoe4Tea: John we Will Not Hesitate to chase you out of the dorms again

 

John: come at me betch

 

Hoe4Tea: uno reverse crusty

Hoe4Tea: Plus if we are both gay… the gay cancels out like pemdas

 

John: what

 

Bruh: what

 

Sera: HSJDFKSDLFGSDLJH

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: why am i friends with idiots like you

🗲Lightning Queen♛: LITERALLY ADMIT YOU LIKE EACHOTHER

 

Sera: IM WHEEZING

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Arlo just walked out of Costco, noticed us standing on the sidewalk, and walked away

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Very Quickly

5:16 PM

Blyke

Remi: What’s up loser

Remi: I’m back on my bullshet

 

Blyke: Not this again

 

Remi: sOo

Remi: How do you prove you and Isen arent dating???

 

Blyke: i

Blyke: Can we do this Later

Blyke: Im doing our homework rn

 

Remi: ha ok Simp

 

Blyke: i

 

Remi: fine

Remi: U get one chance

Remi: What’s a relationship thing you 2 Don’t do???

 

Blyke: Pet names

 

Remi: K betch

 

John Telling People to Shut

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Blyke what do bees make?

🗲Lightning Queen♛ deleted a message

Bruh: Honey?

 

Hoe4Tea: Ye?

 

Bruh: no i was just

Bruh: WHERES THE QUESIOTN

Bruh: REMI

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: (◡‿◡✿)

🗲Lightning Queen♛: I was Right Tho

 

Bruh: kill me now

 

John: sure how do you wanna die

 

Bruh: …

Bruh: not by y o u r hand -_-

 

John: wOW ok then

 

Hoe4Tea: Blyke I am divorcing you for walking straight into that one

 

Sera: HASHDFSJAHK

 

JUICE DEALER: exposed🤣

 

Hoe4Tea: UR ONE TO TALK

 

JUICE DEALER: wdYM💢

 

Hoe4Tea: Ur Clearly simping for Remi

 

Bruh: Who isnt tho??/

 

Hoe4Tea: Ok youre right but STILL

Hoe4Tea: Ur Compatible

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: mE AND ELAINE?

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Imean..,,,,,,,,

🗲Lightning Queen♛: likeidtotallygooutwithherlol

🗲Lightning Queen♛ deleted a message

 

Hoe4Tea: SCREENSHOTTED

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: NO

 

Hoe4Tea sent an image: caughtin4k.jpg

 

JUICE DEALER: 🥺👉👈

JUICE DEALER: aww thats actually sweet hehe

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: what u think so??

🗲Lightning Queen♛: Ur so nice-

 

JUICE DEALER: 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

 

Hoe4Tea: What have I done

 

John: Good job now they’re fucking flirting

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: uno reverse !!

 

JUICE DEALER: ur too cute

JUICE DEALER: i cant uno reverse u

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: ugh now i feel bad😭

 

JUICE DEALER: no bby dont!!!!

 

Sera: OML JUST PRIVATE CHAT FLIRT

Sera: gET a ROOM

 

JUICE DEALER: i have a room. Ur in it tho :/

 

Sera: i rescind my statement. Please Dont Get Weird In This Dorm.

 

JUICE DEALER: ur single right?? Hehe

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: hehe yes y do u ask(◕ᴗ◕✿)

 

John: Hey sorry to fuck up yalls flirting session but Keene is coming towards the dorms rn?

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: OH SHIT

🗲Lightning Queen♛: HE FOUND THE DART BOARD

 

Bruh: That doesn’t sound so bad-

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: we used knives on it

 

Bruh: i-

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: and also maybe some that were on fire

 

Bruh:

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: and also we might have left scorch marks on a desk or two

 

Bruh: Who tf is “we”?????? WHEN DID YOU DO THIS

 

Hoe4Tea: remember when you were in the infirmary after you flew into a tree

 

Bruh: dont remind me

 

Hoe4Tea: so Remi and I were bored because usually with ur powers we can just like. Safely shoot sodacans or whatever

Hoe4Tea: But knives arent that good for sticking in soda cans

Hoe4Tea: So we might have brought a dartboard to one of the unused classrooms

Hoe4Tea: and thrown knives at it

Hoe4Tea: and also lit said knives on fire

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: and also forgotten about it

 

Sera: There’s no way they could’ve known it was you though? Right?????

 

🗲Lightning Queen♛: uh the dartboard might have been bright pink and had my name written on the back in sharpie

 

John: HASHFDHSDFJ

Chapter Text

Friday November 16th, 8:27 AM

John Telling People to Shut

JUICE DEALER changed JUICE DEALER’s name to Beans Aunt 1

🗲Lightning Queen♛ changed 🗲Lightning Queen♛’s name to Beans Aunt 2

 

Sera: Well I’m glad you 2 are showing support for my child

Sera: Speaking of which I am actually going to go to school today

Sera: Can one of u go check on Beans whenever u have a free period?

Sera: I don’t want him getting lonely

 

Beans Aunt 2: Aww can I meet him???

 

Beans Aunt 1: Yea come with me during lunch!!! 🥰

 

Beans Aunt 2: Idk if i can-

Beans Aunt 2: Isen and I got inschool suspension today -_-

 

Beans Aunt 1: 😢

 

John: Yeah makes sense you literally set a fucking classroom on fire

 

Bruh: Yeah you guys should’ve waited for me ಥ-ಥ

Bruh: I cant believe u didnt invite mE, a serial arsonist, to throw flaming knives at a dartboard

 

Beans Aunt 2: Oops ;w;

 

Hoe4Tea: Sorry bro

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

The schoolyard was crowded as usual as Sera walked through it. The noon sun shone down on the whole area as students chatted between classes.

Seraphina could feel them looking at her, sensed people shifting out of her way as she walked. She paid little attention to them.

They don’t matter. I’m just going to see Beans, then I’ll be back on the roof.

Her phone beeped as she cleared another Angry Pigs level.

Or maybe I’ll just stay with Beans…

Thwack!

Seraphina staggered to the side as a small stone clattered to the ground. Raising her hand to her forehead, she felt something warm and wet.

“Oh my gosh, Seraphina, I am so sorry!” A girl with green buns on her head hurried up to her. “I… I didn’t mean to hit you, I swear!”

I need to get to the infirmary.

“It’s fine. Whatever.” Sera waved the girl away and started in the other direction. Murmurs rippled around the courtyard as she walked away.

John

Sera: In the infirmary rn. Got hit by a rock

 

John: wtf

John: Omw

 

Sera: U sure? Its not a big deal ._.

 

John: Its fine, I have lunch rn anyways

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

“...And now I’m here,” Sera finished relaying the story to John. He frowned.

“So she told you it was an accident… And you believed her?”

Sera nodded. “Well, I guess I wasn’t really paying attention at the time… I realized I should get to the infirmary-,”

 

“It wasn’t an accident,” John cut her off. “Sera, can’t you see? People are starting to figure out something’s wrong with your ability!”

“What’s it to you?” Sera shot back. “You’re powerless, right? You’re always walking around happily, you don’t have to pretend! You even stood up to the Royals!” She brought out her phone to show all the messages in the group chat, but John shoved it away.

“I… We’re different! I’ve been powerless all my life!” He retorted. His face softened. “Please, Sera, just be careful.”

Sera sighed. “They’re going to find out sooner or later, aren’t they?” She examined her hands. She couldn’t bring herself to look at John’s face.

12:51 PM

John Telling People to Shut

Bruh: Guess who just got sent to inschool suspension B)

 

Hoe4Tea: AYYYE

 

Sera: H o w

 

Beans Aunt 2: The ISS teacher saw Blyke walk in, looked between the 3 of us and just left lmaooooo

 

Bruh: Accidentally committed property damage

 

John: Again?

 

Bruh: Idk man

Bruh: There was a wasp in the classroom so I shot at it

Bruh: A few times

 

John: …

 

Big Daddy: Truly the height of stupidity

 

John: Wtf does that even mean

 

Hoe4Tea: Idk. What would be the height of stupidity besides that tho

 

John: Idk how tall are you

 

Hoe4Tea: 6’

Hoe4Tea: wait

 

Beans Aunt 2: LNASFDHISASHAFDKJ

 

Beans Aunt 1: SDJFSKL

Beans Aunt 1: Also, can confirm Beans is good!!😊

Beans Aunt 1 sent a video: beansbeansbeansbeans.mp4

Beans Aunt 1: Sorry I forgot to send these before😳

 

Sera: Aww thank u

 

Seraphina smiled at her phone as the video of Beans finished.

I’ll just skip the roof and see him now. Not like anyone will miss me.

Just as she reached the staircase, though, the rapid tat tat tat of approaching footsteps reached her ears. Before Sera could glance over her shoulder, though, someone shoved her from behind.

She was falling. Then she hit the first stair, then the next, and she was tumbling down uncontrollably.

Fuck, where are my abilities when I need them?

As she crashed to the ground, there was a click from the top of the stairs. Sera looked up to see someone holding a phone. Someone with two green buns on the side of her head.

“Thanks,” said the green bun girl, turning and walking away. Sera struggled to her feet only to nearly collapse again when a stab of pain shot up her leg.

Back to the infirmary…

Using the wall for support, Sera limped in the direction of the infirmary. When she was about halfway there, a familiar voice exclaimed her name.

“Seraphina?”

Sera looked up to see Remi hurrying towards her.

“What happened? Wait, let me help you…” Remi eased Sera’s arm over her shoulders.

“Nothing. Just… Fell down the stairs,” Sera mumbled.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

A few minutes later, the door to the infirmary opened. Sera looked up, expecting John. Instead, Arlo had arrived, an expression of vague irritation on his face.

“What do you want,” Sera muttered, crossing her arms. She lay on one of the infirmary beds, having been forbidden from leaving by Darren until her leg healed.

Arlo rubbed his temples. “Did you really fall down a staircase?”

Sera shrugged. “I-,”

“Sera!” John’s exclamation was met with shushing by Doc. John appeared to take no notice, hurrying to the bed Sera occupied. “Who did this?”

“Just… Some girl with green buns shoved me down the stairs, took a picture, and walked away,” Sera responded.

Is this what life like a cripple is like? Just being picked on by anyone?

John’s expression darkened. “The same girl?”

“Yeah, actually.”

“She took a picture?” Arlo burst out. “Seraphina, your ability loss is going to get discovered. There’s no way-,”

“Shut up, blondie,” John retorted.

“No, you shut up. Do you have any idea how much unrest this would cause? Of course not. You’ve never had to maintain control. You’ve never had to work for the position of King.” John’s eyes narrowed as Arlo berated him.

“Arlo, they’re going to find out some time or another,” Sera broke in.

“I’d really prefer to delay that as much as possible,” Arlo replied with a frown. “Your ability could still come back-,”

 

“I doubt that.” As she spoke, some repressed emotion rose in Sera’s chest. Maybe it was worry, the crushing anxiety that she might never regain her ability. She shoved it back down. “Why not just let it out. John doesn’t have an ability, and he’s fine.”

“John’s different,” Arlo said coldly.

“Sera, I get sent to the infirmary every day. Is that what you want? Constant harassment? Always looking over your shoulder, living with the realization that you’re as fragile as the walls the psychos in this school break down every day?” John’s voice was suddenly filled with fire.

Sera turned her head away. “I… Just leave me alone.”

Chapter Text

Friday November 16th, 3:18 PM

Unnamed Chat

Arlo created this chat with 2 others

 

Arlo: We need to talk about John.

Arlo: You both know about him right?

 

Elaine: What?? I know nothing

Elaine: What about john??????//

 

Arlo: Elaine I know you know about John’s ability

Arlo: We know about him too. We read his file.

 

Elaine: Really?

 

Isen: Ye. Its concerning

 

Arlo: Basically he beat the shit out of half his class at his old school.

 

Elaine: He wasn’t homeschooled???

 

Arlo: No.

 

Elaine: 😨

 

Isen: Doesnt Seraphina know tho?

Isen: Shes johns closest friend..

 

Arlo: No. And it seems like John doesnt want her to.

 

Elaine: Wait if he has an ability why wouldn’t he use it?

 

Arlo: Who knows?

Arlo: Presumably Seraphina could already protect him anyways

Arlo: I don’t expect him to go around punting children again.

Arlo: But we need to keep an eye on him.

 

Isen: dskfjslfhskd

 

Isen renamed the chat Would John Punt a Child?

 

Arlo: …

Arlo: Anyways

 

Elaine: What do we do tho???

 

Arlo: Just… Make sure nobody messes with either of them

Arlo: And hope Seraphina’s powers come back soon.

 

4:51 PM

Cecile

Cecile: Arlo. I am going to publish an article about Seraphina’s power loss

 

Arlo: No The Fuck You Aren’t

 

Cecile: Why not Arlo :/

 

Arlo: It would just cause unnecessary unrest.

Arlo: Trust me, it’s not a good idea.

 

Cecile: Why should I trust you?

 

Arlo: I could say the same to you.

 

Cecile: …

Cecile: Fair enough but.

Cecile: This is technically censorship.

Cecile: Are you really going to censor your subjects?

 

Arlo: Just don’t publish articles on the Royals.

Arlo: Got it?

 

Cecile: ...

 

5:09 PM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Cecile: Arlo is trying to commit media censorship.

Cecile: We need to overthrow him :/

 

Hoe4Tea: Wow Arlo

Hoe4Tea: Kinda rude tbh

 

Big Daddy: It’s about Seraphina’s ability.

 

Sera: wOw Cecile i tHoUghT wE wEre fRieNds

Sera: Now u are spreading gossip about me smh >:/

 

Cecile: It’s all in the name of fair press.

 

Big Daddy: Cecile please just Don’t Publish Articles About The Royals

 

Cecile: cmon they aren’t all bad :/

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: Ok the Isen sleeptalking article was funny

 

Hoe4Tea: No it wasn’t ._.

 

Big Daddy: Still. Seraphina’s ability. Is. Off. Limits.

 

Cecile: 🖕

 

Big Daddy: Do Not make me fight you

 

Cecile: -_-

Cecile: Whatever

 

Hoe4Tea: Maybe its a good idea to keep this out of the paper tho?

Hoe4Tea: Just this once cecile

 

Beans Aunt 1: yea

 

Cecile: I know, I know

Cecile: I can’t prevent Arlo from censoring the press -_-

 

John: Cecile if you publish articles about Seraphina I will impale you through the eye with a pen

 

Cecile:

Cecile: Chill out cripple

 

6:37 PM

Would John Punt a Child?

 

Elaine: guys Help

Elaine: How do you frenchbraid hair

 

Isen: ??

Arlo: ?

 

Elaine: uh so

Elaine: Uh Im hanging out w Remi in half an hour and i m i g h t have told her ik how to frenchbraid

Elaine: BUT I HAVENT DONE IT IN YEARS

 

Arlo: Elaine what in gods name makes you think either of us know what a french braid even is

 

Elaine: IDK MAN

Elaine: UR GOOD AT BAKING ISNT IT LIKE BREAD OR SOMETHING????

 

Arlo:

 

Isen: My sister taught me to frenchbraid actually

 

Elaine: GOOD LEND ME UR BRAIN CELLS

 

Arlo: that may have been the creepiest way you couldve phrased that

 

Elaine: I CANT EMBARASS MY SELF IN FRONT OF REMI😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

 

Isen: Just binge watch a bunch of tutorials

 

Elaine: OO I KNOW ILL PRACTICE ON SERA

 

Arlo: ..Does that even work on extensions

 

Elaine: TIME TO FIND OUT

 

8:18 PM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Big Daddy: Why is John at my door again

 

John: MORE BLACKMAIL

 

Bruh: GET BACK HERE U HEATHEN

 

John: UR NOT MY MOM

John: BC SHES DEAD

 

Bruh:

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: Okay can someone Please just. Explain this mess so I can fix it like usual

 

Hoe4Tea: JHOND IS PSHOTOFRAGJIMG US AGAIN >:///////////

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: That was fully incomprehensible. Anyone else?

 

Beans Aunt 2: JSFDJK

Beans Aunt 2: John is trying to ship everyone again

 

Beans Aunt 1: He barged in on our movie night💢

 

Beans Aunt 2: HE WOKE U UP????

Beans Aunt 2: Thats it. Im joining the Kill John Squad

 

John: >:/

John: This is bullying

John: Protect me Arlo

 

Big Daddy: Fuck offf please

Big Daddy: I was having such a pleasant night drinking my tea

 

John: fUCK YOUR TEA

John: fUCK YA CHICKEN STRIPS

 

John sent an image: heheheheehe.png

 

Bruh: STOPPPPPPPPP

Bruh: >:////////

 

Sera: SHFJKL

Sera: Aww theyre cuddling

 

Beans Aunt 1: aww remi we look kinda cute in this🥺

 

Beans Aunt 2: (˶⸃ ⴰ⸃˶)♡

 

John: HAHA

John: once again.. I am victorious

 

Big Daddy: Why do I hear tapping on my window

Big Daddy: BLYKE WHY ARE YOU ON MY WINDOWSILL

 

Big Daddy sent an image: GETOFF.png

 

Bruh: Let me In so i can Yeet the cripple

 

John: Y tho im not wrong

John: Just Date Already

 

Hoe4Tea: No

 

Beans Aunt 2: Idk before John burst in u were getting pretty close

Beans Aunt 2: Practically making out imo

 

Beans Aunt 1: awwe bb can we be like that🥺

 

Beans Aunt 2: anything for u ♡♡♡

 

Bruh: SHUT

 

Big Daddy: GET OFF MY WINDOW IDIOT

 

Bruh: FUKC YOU

Bruh: yOUR NOESBOS H

 

John: HSDJKFDSJDFGHSKD

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: He fell off

 

Beans Aunt 2: IS HE OK

 

Hoe4Tea: SDFKSDGKAKVBHAL

 

John sent a video: IDIOT.mp4

 

Sera: IM WHEEZING

Sera: ITS JUST A VIDEO OF ISEN SMACKING BLYKE WHILE YELLING IDIOT

 

Beans Aunt 1: should we like. Help them?

 

Beans Aunt 2:

Beans Aunt 2: nah lmao

 

Bruh: I THNSK I BROEK A BONE

 

John sent a video: offtheygo.mp4

 

Beans Aunt 1: HSHDJSHJF

 

Beans Aunt 2: go white boy go!!!!

 

Bruh: FUCK YOU ALL

 

Big Daddy: Wait Blyke cant you just use your hands to fly

Big Daddy: Why are u making Isen carry you?

 

John: bc hes a simp thats why

 

Hoe4Tea:

Hoe4Tea: Im dumping him here. And leaving him

 

Bruh: NO BRO PLZ

Bruh: ಥ-ಥ

Bruh: ive been abandoned…

Bruh: Left to Die

 

Hoe4Tea: IMMA BEAT U TO THE DORMS U LITTLE SHIT

 

Bruh: NOT ON MY WATCH

 

John sent a video: itsabirditsablyke.mp4

 

John: DJHGLDS

 

Hoe4Tea: wOW now you are leaving me >:/

 

Bruh: I HAVE 2 BROKEN LEGS AND U DUMPED ME ON A STREET CORNER

 

Hoe4Tea: fair

Hoe4Tea: i was trying to deprive John of ship material for us

 

John: Shut.

John: I Will write my friend fiction

 

Bruh: your WHAT

 

Beans Aunt 2: aww john thinks we’re his friends (ˊ•͈ ◡ •͈ˋ)

 

John:

John: i rescind my statement.

 

Bonus Scene

Cecile, Juni

 

Cecile: I’m sorry, Juni. I’m going to have to reject your article

 

Juni: what whyy :(

Juni: what can i do to fix it???

Juni: I promise Ill do anything

 

Cecile: Chill, it was a v good article

Cecile: Unfortunately, the school paper is… not supposed to be occupied by news about certain people atm.

Cecile: B u t

Cecile: If you find a way to get the information out another way…

Cecile: Thats just as valid imo :)

 

Juni: ofc cecile!!!

Juni: Ill do my best :)))

Chapter Text

Sunday November 18th, 12:01 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Sera: HAPPY BDAY JOHN

 

Sera sent an image: kiteysleepign.png

 

Sera: Beans would tell you happy bday too, but he’s asleep :))

 

Big Daddy: Did you really stay up until midnight just to send that?

 

Bruh: It’s his birthday?

 

Sera: No shit Arlo, it’s what friends do

Sera: ofc you wouldn’t know what friends do :) you don’t have any

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Hoe4Tea: SDFKSHFDL

 

John: Roasting Arlo was a better present than anything you could have gotten me tbh

 

Sera: Aww ofc, I try :)

 

Beans Aunt 2: Thank u Sera, goddess almighty for blessing us w pictures of Beans

 

Sera: I still dont have my ability guys -_-

 

Beans Aunt 2: U will always b our goddess

 

Bruh: wOw Remi, cheating on Elaine now??

 

Beans Aunt 2: nO

Beans Aunt 2: sera is eVerYoNeS gOddEsS

 

Sera: Anyways John

Sera: Wyd for ur bday?//

 

John: Well I’m legally old enough to sue people now

 

Sera: jOhN !!

 

Bruh: John is 18??????????????

 

John: ..

John: I repeated kindergarten.

 

Hoe4Tea: fking lyinggggg

 

John:

John: Betch u wanna fight ??

 

Sera: Isen how would yOu know if john repeated kindergarten or not??

 

Beans Aunt 2: I thought John was homeschooled???????

 

John: ALL U SHUT BEFORE I DECIDE TO THROW HANDS

John: I went to a nOrmal kindergarten but was homeschooled after I started getting bullied -_-

 

Sera: jOhn nO more tHroWinG hAndS

 

John: fine

John: Now that I am an Adult i have realized violence isnt the answer

 

Sera:

 

Hoe4Tea: YES

 

John: .. Its the question.

John: and the answer is yes.

 

Sera:

 

Hoe4Tea: nO

 

John: Who wants to die first?

 

Bruh: ok cripple

 

John: >:/

 

Big Daddy: No Killing

Big Daddy: Remember next weekend is Visitors Day

Big Daddy: If the parents hear some kid died here, they’ll take their kid with them when they leave

 

Sera: Fuck

Sera: My parents are gonna be so pissy

Sera: “hOw aRe yOur gRaDeS sErA? tHeY bEtTer be As oR wE aRe gRouNdiNg yOu”

 

John: Wait what’s visitors day again

 

Bruh: You dont know what visitors day is??

 

Hoe4Tea: He’s new remember

 

Big Daddy: ..

Big Daddy: It’s just the weekend when parents are allowed on campus

Big Daddy: And parents of prospective students tour the campus

Big Daddy: Usually there’s some kind of speech by Vaughn

 

John: Oh rightt

John: Gotta call my dad about coming

 

Bruh: John if you start threatening people irl I wont hesitate to beat your ass irl

 

John: wOw ok

John: Id just let you fall off a window again but what do I know

 

Bruh: IT WAS ONE TIME

 

John: Also u and traffic cone head need to not be gay in the dorm room when my dad gets here

John: Its Fucking Weird

 

Hoe4Tea: Wow john that sounds kinda homophobic :/

 

John: NOT LIKE THAT IDIOT

John: But if my dad walks in on people Kissing Everywhere he’s gonna ask ME if I have a bf yet and that’s Fucking Awkward

 

Beans Aunt 2: Yeah tell that to the couple in our language arts class :/

Beans Aunt 2: The band kids :/

 

Hoe4Tea: it’s Always the band kids isnt it

 

Bruh: yep ._.

 

Big Daddy: Speaking of our school being… less than a shining example of exemplary behavior

Big Daddy: Yesterday some kids tried to start a drug deal

 

Sera: JKDSFJLS REALLY

 

Big Daddy: Yeah we were just in class and there was a bunch of whispering from behind me so I looked back and they were just. Exchanging stuff

 

John: Don’t you mean Friday

 

Big Daddy: I haven’t slept yet. So it’s legally still Saturday.

Big Daddy: For you I suspect it’s legally still Tuesday though.

 

Sera: DJFHSLDSLKHJ

 

Bruh: Dang I didn’t expect Arlo to come out with a roast

 

Beans Aunt 2: Wow Arlo not even holding back for ur bf🤭

 

Hoe4Tea: JKDSFHSKDSL

 

John: Say that one more time and your femur will be on the black market before Tuesday.

 

Bruh: HESJHFKSHLF

 

Hoe4Tea: JSHESUIJ

 

John: Dont patronize me, I see you 2 wearing each other’s clothes

 

Hoe4Tea: >:/ SPYING ON US AGAIN

 

Beans Aunt 2: ..says the guy who stalks people for a living

 

Hoe4Tea: fAir bUT i don’t Expose people like this >:///////

 

Bruh: Ok u kinda do tho

 

Hoe4Tea:

Hoe4Tea: Agree with John one more time and you’re not getting your Lore Olympus hoodie back.

 

Bruh: no bro please ಥ ೧ ಥ

 

John: Yeah thats pretty gay

 

Sera: Somehow I feel like you might not be the most unbiased judge for this stuff

 

John: SERA NOT YOU TOO(┛ಸ_ಸ)┛彡┻━┻

 

Sera: 🙃

 

John:

John: Sera youre not mad at me are you

 

Sera: wEll I didn’t want to fuck up your birthday sO I was gonna wait to tell you but

Sera: Since you asked😊

Sera: YES I am Very Mad at you for EATING MY FUCKING LUCKY CHARMS

Sera: THEY WERE LIMITED EDITION

 

John: FUCK IM SORRY

John: I THOUGHT YOU HAD ANOTHER BOX

 

Beans Aunt 2: HAHSHSDFHSJLKA

 

John: Shut, MLP reject character

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Beans Aunt 2: ಥ-ಥ

 

John: You too, blonde banana haired bitch

 

Bruh: Hey don’t insult our queen like that!!

 

Hoe4Tea: ^

 

John: Shut, Simps

John: Im trying not to get my ass Pummelled

 

Hoe4Tea: Unless Sera’s ability came back I kinda doubt she could beat you

 

John: ꜱʜᴇ ᴄᴀɴ ʜᴜʀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ɪɴ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴡᴀʏꜱ

 

Sera: Yeah don’t underestimate me bitches

Sera: For Example, Beans will follow my command( ์ ω ์ )b

Sera: Would u like a comprehensive list of other ways I can cause anyone pain?

 

Hoe4Tea: No thanks, I enjoy sleeping at night ツ

 

7:58 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Bruh: Fitness tip! Never stop pushing yourself.

Bruh: Some say 8 hours of sleep is enough. Why not 9? 10? 20? Strive for greatness!

 

Sera: Pretty sure that’s a coma but ok

 

Hoe4Tea: Next time you’re working out do 15 pushups instead of 10. Eat 3 slices of cake instead of 2. Drink 10 cups of coffee instead of 1. Burn your ex’s house down.

Hoe4Tea: You can do it i believe in you ( ´ ▽ ` )b

 

Beans Aunt 1: Those are all such great ideas!!😊 Time to tyr them all!!

 

Big Daddy: Are we going to ignore the part about arson

 

Beans Aunt 2: We already commit enough arson, what’s another felony?

 

Sera: Remi seems strangely complicit in the face of crime today.

 

Beans Aunt 2: Hahaha its nothing i didn’t do anything

 

Beans Aunt 1: Does this have something to do with the fact you came to my house at ten PM for a “surprise sleepover”??🤔

 

Beans Aunt 2: NO DON’T EXPOSE ME PLEASE

 

Sera: Remi

Sera: What did you Do

 

Hoe4Tea: spill the tea Remi

 

Beans Aunt 2: NOTHING NOTHIGN

 

Bruh: Remi you aren’t hiding from the authorities are you???/

Bruh: Committed a major felony and now you’re on the run…..

 

Beans Aunt 2: nO OFC NOT

Beans Aunt 2: FINE FINE

Beans Aunt 2: so I wanted to see what I could cook with my ability

Beans Aunt 2: so i set up a little fire

 

Hoe4Tea: INSIDE???????

 

Beans Aunt 2: SHUT😭

Beans Aunt 2: I MIGHT HAVE SET A BEANBAG CHAIR ON FIRE

 

Bruh: oh shit lmaoo

 

Beans Aunt 2: so anyways my dorm smelt really bad but I opened the windows so the fire alarms wouldnt go off and spent like an hour fanning

Beans Aunt 2: but in the end the dorm still was kinda smoky so I left the windows open and went to Elaines

 

John: ITS 8AM CAN YALL SHUT

 

Beans Aunt 1: we r discussing arson here 🙄

 

John: I KNOW 15 DIFFERENT WAYS TO ARSON YOUR DORM IF YALL DONT SHUT

 

Hoe4Tea: Sorry Remi beat you to it

 

Beans Aunt 2: 😿😿😿

 

Bruh: John learn how to activate silent on your phone

 

John: NO IM EXPECTING A CALL

John: jUST SHUT

 

Beans Aunt 2: aNYWAYS

Beans Aunt 2: remember that time Sera almost blew up an entire wall lmao

 

Sera: U ARENT SUPPOSED TO TALK ABT THAT

 

Bruh: LMAO YEAH

 

Beans Aunt 2: Shall I tell it or would you like to?

 

Sera: Aight I’m out(╯ರ ~ ರ)╯︵ ┻━┻

 

Beans Aunt 2: It was a normal day in Freshman Science…

Beans Aunt 2: anDj3wfb woug ogyYYygGUIYhj

 

Bruh: oh shit

Bruh: Remi had a seizure

 

Beans Aunt 2: f;q;;HOWTWGIOP0WTHhj H98 98hs h

 

Hoe4Tea: Remi u good????????

 

Beans Aunt 1: qiohuG Q KDJQ0 AKSN2 ;P Q Q[== =+/

 

Beans Aunt 2: wia98 ul; appq;{ aja= }{|\}{[[[ :;’

 

Bruh:

Bruh: should we,,

Bruh: check on her????

 

Beans Aunt 2: SER ACAME IN AND TICKLED MY FEETS

 

Hoe4Tea: the return of seraphinas foot fetish…

 

Beans Aunt 2: JSFLSL ELAINE IS HOLDING THE DOOR CLOSED

 

Hoe4Tea: this is why I sleep with socks on

 

Beans Aunt 1: HSDH SHES TRYIGN TO GTE INNN

 

Beans Aunt 2: aNYWAYS

Beans Aunt 2: WE WERE R IN CLASS ANND SERAS LIKE WHATS THIS THIGN DO ANA D TURNS ON THE GAS

Beans Aunt 2: NOBOODY NOTICDE UNTSLI TWAS AMLNOST TOO LAT EAND THE TEACHE R WAS AOBOUT TO TURN ON A BUNSN BURNER

Beans Aunt 2: THEN SEHE WAS LIKE AWIT THIS GAS THINGY I S ON

Beans Aunt 2: LIJE SHE DIDNT TURNE IT ON HERSLEF

 

Hoe4Tea: Excellent typing Remi. 10/10

 

Beans Aunt 2: I AMN LITERLALY ABOUT TO BE MRUDERED B Y SERAPIHNA

 

Bruh: Goodluck lmao

 

Beans Aunt 1: SHES SCRACTHING AT THE DOOR HELPPPL

 

John: That was hilarious but y’all deserved it

John: anyways back to sleep. Its my birthday

 

Beans Aunt 2: SFJKS

Beans Aunt 2: COEM GET UR BICTH

Beans Aunt 2: JOHNSNFDSJDFHL

 

12:35 PM

Despite it being his birthday, John was not expecting the knock at his door.

Maybe it’s Sera?, he pondered as he headed to the dorm room’s door. Blyke was supposedly out with his friends, and Seraphina rarely visited the boys’ dorms, claiming them to be ‘stinky’.

As soon as John turned the handle, however, the door flew open, practically smacking him in the face.

“Surprise!” Sera exclaimed, prancing into the room. But John was more surprised by who was with her.

Following Seraphina was Arlo, holding some kind of weird cake.

“Happy birthday, John!” Sera deposited several brightly colored bags next to the table. Her face scrunched up as she sniffed the air. “Smells funky in here.”

“Thanks,” John muttered, unsure how to react. Sera’s actions reminded John of a certain green-haired girl he’d known a while back…

John’s birthday. He’d celebrated it without friends for the past few years, just him and his dad chatting over cake and poker.

That day was the day he turned 12. He wasn’t expecting anything more than maybe a card from his dad, maybe a few happy birthday messages from relatives.

The doorbell had surprised him, and when he opened it, there they were. Claire and Adrion.

“Happy birthday, John!” Claire had practically sung the words.

Those eyes. He’d never forget those eyes. How happy she looked then, how betrayed she’d look as she uttered the final thing she’d ever say to him mere years later…

“I brought cake, I guess…” Arlo’s grunt snapped John back into the present. Wellston’s King was placing the cake down on the card table.

“You cook?” John wasn’t sure what to be more surprised about; the fact Arlo knew how to cook or the fact he’d even cared to bring John something for his birthday in the first place.

Sera put him up to this, didn’t she?

“Sure. I took culinary classes before my aunt convinced me criminology would be more… beneficial for me. And my parents owned a bakery.” Arlo was passive as ever. Yet underneath that stoic veneer, John knew a calculating coldness lay. This was the same Arlo who’d uncovered his backstory. The same Arlo who’d attacked him in the rain.

“John, you good?” Sera questioned.

John forced himself to ignore Arlo’s piercing stare. Sera was here, the person who didn’t care about rank. His friend.

“I’m fine.”

He forced a smile.

Chapter Text

Monday November 19th, 7:39 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Bruh: ARLO I DIDNT KNOW YOU COOKED

 

Big Daddy: Yeah I kinda grew up above a bakery.

 

John: Yes thanks for the cake Big Daddy😋

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: I’m going to take you out.

 

John: Great, it’s a date!

John: See u at 5💋

 

Bruh: SJKKJEHS

 

Hoe4Tea: Jarlo is canon????👀

 

Big Daddy: I meant that as a threat.

 

John: Too late😘

 

John sighed, looking up from his phone. Sometimes it felt like making Arlo angry was his sole joy in life.

“Morning, John.”

Sera.

Okay, maybe there were two joys in life. The second of course being Sera. His friend. His friend who wouldn’t betray him. She’d never need to.

Sera elbowed him. “Nice job on Arlo.”

John snickered. “He’s hilarious when he’s mad.”

“You sure you don’t have a crush on him or something?”

John gasped as they walked into the school. “Sera!”

“I’m joking, I’m joking!” She stopped. “What’s that?”

John followed her gaze. Up ahead, a large group of students were clustered around one of the school’s bulletin boards.

“Let’s find out.”

John and Sera made their way through the crowd until they could catch a glimpse of what was drawing so much attention. John felt his blood boil as soon as he read the posting’s title.

FALLEN GODDESS

Below it was an article alongside a picture of Sera, crumpled at the bottom of the staircase.

Rumors have been spreading…

Was it really true that Seraphina was hurt on the night of Monday, November 12th?

She seems to not have used her ability for the past week…

First nailed by a stone in the head, now fallen down a flight of stairs…

Thus marks the fall of our goddess, Seraphina.

The students crowding the bulletin board seemed to be murmuring amongst themselves as well. John could feel their eyes glancing towards him and Sera.

Marching up to the bulletin board, he snatched the paper off it and crumbled it in his hands.

Trash.

“John. It’s no use. They’re probably plastered up all around school by now.” Seraphina reached out to him, presumably to comfort him.

There was no time for that.

“Hurry.” He grabbed her arm as he spoke. Sera, understanding the gravity of the situation, kept up as he dashed down the hall.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

 

They’d almost gotten away.

Almost.

If only that stupid kid hadn’t shot him, hadn’t made him stumble.

If only the students weren’t so hasty in their bloodlust, in their need to prove themselves with their abilities.

John balled his fists. The taunting jeers of the mid-tiers rang in his head.

She really is powerless!

Heh, did you see the cripple trying to defend her?

“John?”

John turned to Sera. A new rage bloomed in his chest as he took in the state she was in. The mid-tiers had beaten her so badly she needed to be helped to the infirmary.

They didn’t need to do that.

“I’m fine,” John replied, trying to sound casual. In reality, angry mist had already filled his mind.

Who did this?

“Are you sure?” Sera’s inquisitive stare nearly burned into him. “You seem-,”

“I’m fine,” John repeated, a little colder this time.

A green-haired girl with buns.

The same girl who’d thrown a rock at Sera. Who’d pushed her down the stairs.

She needs to pay.

 

John Telling People to Shut

Beans Aunt 1: remiiii🥺👉👈

Beans Aunt 1: u wanna have lunch together?

 

Beans Aunt 2: ooo👀

 

Bruh: And they were lunchmates….

 

Hoe4Tea: Oh my god they were lunchmates…

 

Beans Aunt 1: ..

Beans Aunt 1: ..alone😒

 

Hoe4Tea: aLoNE

Hoe4Tea: 😏😏😏

 

Beans Aunt 2: If You Spy On Us I swear-

Beans Aunt 2: John could u please provide me with a Rare Threat 👉👈

 

John: …

John: Fuck you. I’ll rip out your organs, feed them into a sausage grinder and leave the resulting quivering pile of goo on your grandmother’s doorstep in a bowl made from your skull. I’ll snap your bones from smallest to largest until you die of shock then throw your body off the roof of the school.

 

Beans Aunt 2:

 

Beans Aunt 1:

 

Hoe4Tea:

 

Bruh:

Bruh: Is it just me or is John like

Bruh: a little tiny bit more…

 

Beans Aunt 2: angry? Yea seems like it

Beans Aunt 2: sooo elaine about lunch🥺💗

 

Beans Aunt 1: ik the perfect place😇🤫

 

Beans Aunt 2: cant waittt😍

 

Hoe4Tea: Yall seriously think we’re the gay ones????

 

Beans Aunt 2: Stfu you’re wearing Blykes socks right now

 

Hoe4Tea: You’re wearing Elaine’s lip gloss

Hoe4Tea: You 2 literally just kissed in the hallway

 

Beans Aunt 2:

Beans Aunt 2: Get over here so I can zap you

 

Hoe4Tea: You cant find meeeee

 

Big Daddy: He’s hiding in the boys bathroom behind the group of kids doing tiktok dances.

 

Hoe4Tea: ARLO WHY

 

Big Daddy: I am not having a good day.

Big Daddy: So neither will anyone esle.

 

Bruh: esle

 

Beans Aunt 2: Get ur ass out here Isen before I go in there

 

Hoe4Tea: AASDFSIOUEBOS

Hoe4Tea: actually thats kinda hot-

 

Beans Aunt 2:

 

Beans Aunt 1: excuse u thats My boo 💢

Beans Aunt 1: dont expect healing😒

 

Hoe4Tea: AAAAA NO ELAINE PLS

Hoe4Tea: IM SORRY I DONT WANNA GET MY ASS BEAT INFRONT OF THE KIDS WHO TWERK FOR LIKES

 

Bruh: SSHJSDFLKSFHDFSLK

 

Hoe4Tea: SD3 98 ;P OAWPA; PHPA[[

 

Bruh: HES NARUTO RUNNING AWAY

 

Bruh sent a video: aerodynamic.mp4

 

Sera: HASHASJKJDFLA

 

Beans Aunt 1: Its not loading for me😭😭😭

 

Sera: since that just put me in a good mood

Sera: its just Isen running down the hallway screaming “cANT CATCH ME BETCH IM AERODYNAMIC”

 

Beans Aunt 1: SFJKSLFHSDFBL JK

 

Sera: Remi is z o o m i n g after him

 

Bruh: pretty sure they just photobombed that tiktok lmaoooooo

 

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

 

John removed the lunchbag from his head.

It wasn’t the most ideal cover for his identity, especially considering someone’s lunch had been in it presumably minutes before.

That didn’t matter.

He stared at his face in the mirror. His eyes were no longer glowing. He could still see the face of the green-haired girl, still see her wide eyes, still hear her begging as he prepared to punch her again.

She deserved it.

After rinsing his hands, John rose from the wash basin and discarded his makeshift mask in the trash.

Chapter Text

Monday November 19th, 2:39 PM

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: Sup betches

Sera: Got beaten up Twice today -_-

 

Beans Aunt 1: Sera im sorry😢

 

Sera: life is agony

 

Bruh: F

 

Sera: Im more scared of my parents than these midtiers on a power trip tho tbh

Sera: Time to… politely dissuade them from coming to school this weekend :)

 

Hoe4Tea: that smiley face is kinda scary coming from you

 

Sera: Thanks. I try

 

Big Daddy: Is this what purgatory is like

 

Beans Aunt 1: No this is hell

Beans Aunt 1: Welcome to hell, fellow idiots

 

Beans Aunt 2: ily too Elaine🥰

 

Beans Aunt 1: nO NOT U UR NOT AN IDOT

 

Beans Aunt 2: oh my dear sweet elaine

Beans Aunt 2: you underestimate me

 

Bruh: “idot”

 

Beans Aunt 1:

Beans Aunt 1: Dont expect any healing from me today

 

Bruh: I wasnt expecting to get hurt today

 

Beans Aunt 1: oh you should be

 

Bruh: ???

 

Hoe4Tea: HSHSFSDFKJSG

Hoe4Tea: ELAINE JSUT BODYSLMAMED BLYKE HSFDJKSGEFYUGSFB

 

Sera: HSFJKK videos or it didnt happen

 

Hoe4Tea sent a video: SDGEHBFKSVBBO.mp4

 

Sera: SHFSJKEOGUOSIB

 

Beans Aunt 2: JDFHDBPSIB

 

Hoe4Tea: wow she rlly wants to throw hands huh

Hoe4Tea: ok maybe I should help blyke lmao

 

Sera: yeah might be a good idea

 

Hoe4Tea: wait nEvermind he didnt stop Remi from electrocuting me >:/

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: how am I going to survive 6 more months at this school

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Arlo tucked his phone back into his pocket.

“Arlo!” A familiar voice called. Arlo turned to see a familiar blue-haired boy heading towards him.

“Holden, good afternoon,” Arlo greeted him.

“Arlo, the- the posters… You’ve seen them, right?” Holden asked, holding out a familiar paper titled Fallen Goddess.

Arlo nodded. “Unfortunately, yes.” He continued walking, a group of theater students parting to make way for him and Holden. “I was going to deal with that promptly.”

Holden frowned. “What’re you going to do?” He tossed the paper into a nearby wastebasket.

“Cecile has proven to be… unreliable. I’d rather not place her in charge of this school’s information flow.”

Monday November 19th, 3:14 PM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Cecile: Fuck you Arlo

Cecile: 🖕

 

Bruh: oh shit she’s becoming John

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Beans Aunt 1: whoawhoawhoa

Beans Aunt 1: DID SOMETHING HAPPEN👀

 

Cecile: …

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Hoe4Tea: …

 

Cecile: Arlo’s acting like a bitch because I wouldn’t let him censor the media

 

Big Daddy: …

Big Daddy: I’m going to go have some tea.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Finally. Finally I can drink my fucking tea in peace.

Arlo set his phone on the counter and headed to his kitchen. One cup of tea wouldn’t be enough that afternoon. He turned on his electric kettle.

Inside his pantry, something fell to the floor. Arlo snapped his head towards it.

Is there someone in there?

Cautiously, he approached the pantry, remembering Seraphina’s account of the group of people attacking her and drugging her, taking away her powers.

“HA!” He yelled, yanking the door open. Inside stood an annoyed-looking John, who raised one eyebrow.

“You’re home, huh.”

“John? What the actual fuc-Y’know what, move. You’re in front of the tea.” Arlo shoved John aside and reached for his chamomile. “I’d ask why you were in my pantry, but I don’t wanna know.”

“I was gonna ask you something too.” John pointed to the counter. “What’s that?”

For a moment, Arlo ignored him as he set down the container of tea.

“C’monnnn. What is it,” John pestered, and Arlo sighed. Looking up, he saw the so-called ‘cripple’ standing next to his blender.

“It’s a blender, dipshit.”

“Oh?” John pressed the on switch. Immediately the blender whirred to life.

“Turn it off!” Arlo commanded, gritting his teeth. “You’re supposed to put food in it!”

“Seems reasonable enough,” John replied, casually switching off the blender and rummaging through Arlo’s cabinets. Arlo just sighed and started adding tea to the electric kettle. The kettle bubbled, but the sound was less comforting than usual.

“Did you beat up that mid-tier?” Arlo asked, turning to John.

John looked like a deer in headlights. “Did I what?”

“The mid-tier who wrote the… piece on Seraphina. She was found unconscious in the halls.” Arlo stepped towards John. “Did you do it?” He let the irritated edge creep into his voice.

John shrugged. “I don’t know what you’re talking about, King.” His eyes seemed to glint. “Aren’t you the one who keeps pestering me to use my ability?”

“Like this? No. Leaving random students unconscious, or whatever you-,” Arlo was cut off by the roar of the blender. He sucked in a breath through his teeth.

Does this kid know any respect?

Arlo waited, clenching his fists as John’s concoction swirled in the blender. Whatever it was, it didn’t look like it was going to taste very good, considering the half-gone chocolate bar and bag of goldfish crackers next to the device.

Finally, the blender whirred to a stop and John began pouring its liquefied contents into a glass.

“You didn’t reveal that they were your powers,” Arlo continued, averting his eyes from the goop John was about to consume. “What the hell did you do.”

“I never wanted this to be my ability,” John shot back. Arlo was stunned.

“You didn’t want this?” Arlo advanced upon John, who had set the glass of chocolate-cracker-mush on the table. “You? A late bloomer? Someone who’s been subjected to the unfairness of the system all his-,”

“You don’t know me!” John interrupted, his voice a yell. “Maybe I did want this. But- but that wasn’t me. I’m not power-hungry. No. I’m not… I’m not a monster.

Arlo paused. Something about the way John said that last word was pained, more pained than he would’ve expected from someone as explosive as John.

“John, this doesn’t have… Something to do with what happened at your old school, does it?” Arlo asked. Part of him was curious, but the other part was irritated.

Get over it already!

“Shut the fuck up.” John pierced him with a cold glare. “My past is none of your business.” He took a step closer, but Arlo held his ground. “Stop trying to control others, before-,”

Arlo shoved John backwards. “Stay away from my tea.”

“Fuck your tea!” John shoved back, surprisingly strong for a cripple. “Fuck your hierarchy, and fuck you!” His fist flashed up, punching Arlo in the face, but Arlo caught his wrists and stared him in the eyes.

“John. Stop lashing out. What are you, a child-,” They both froze at the sound of the door opening. Quickly, Arlo turned back to his tea. He heard John fiddling with the blender.

“There you are!”

Seraphina.

After pouring himself a cup of tea, Arlo turned to the two, who were conversing casually.

“I thought I’d find you here, somehow.” Seraphina leaned against the fridge while John laughed.

“Hah, well…”

“Don’t get too buddy-buddy with him. Who knows what he’s planning.” Though Seraphina’s tone was light, the way she looked at Arlo betrayed her distaste for him. He met her gaze disapprovingly.

“Oh, I know,” John replied, flashing a glance at Arlo as well. The look in his eyes seemed to go deeper, however. It was a warning, an insult, a signal, all rolled into one. The look in John’s eyes didn’t come from the affable cripple he pretended, no, it was from the calculating god-tier underneath, the true John, hiding under the hair gel and the bandages.

“Well. I gotta pee, so I’m sure Arlo won’t mind if I use his bathroom.” Seraphina headed out of the kitchen and Arlo fought the urge to roll his eyes.

Sure, make yourself at home, ignore me, whatever.

As soon as she was out of sight, John grabbed Arlo by the uniform.

“Wha- get off!” Arlo protested, wrinkling up his nose.

“You know I’m more powerful than you, right?” John’s voice was dangerously low. “I could dethrone you. Easily.” He leaned in, his amber eyes narrowing. “But I don’t.”

“What are you implying?” Arlo asked, casting a glance towards the direction Seraphina had disappeared to.

“I’m happy with my life. But Sera… She won’t be. I know what’ll happen. She’ll be targeted, beat up, sent to the infirmary. Every. Day.” John’s voice grew cold. “I want you to protect her.”

Blackmail, huh?

“And what if I don’t?” Arlo asked, though he was already fairly sure of the answer.

“I’ll dethrone you.”

4:35 PM

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: Anyone else not know that John didnt know what a blender was???

 

Beans Aunt 1: Wait what😂

 

John: sERA DONT EXPOSE ME

 

Sera: Well its true

Sera: aNd today I walked in on him at arlos drinking goldfish

 

Bruh: Ew wtf

 

Hoe4Tea: What were you doing at Arlos John👀👀👀

 

John:

John: use this as shipping fodder and Ill use your teeth as cannon fodder

 

Beans Aunt 2: Well someone’s in good spirits again

 

John: 🖕

 

Beans Aunt 1: Btw sera how have u been doing????

Beans Aunt 1: It must be hard w/o ur ability😦

 

Sera: I manage

 

Beans Aunt 1: lmk if u ever need heals💚

 

Beans Aunt 2: bby wheres my heart🥺

 

Beans Aunt 1: omg i almost forgot im sorry

Beans Aunt 1: 💚💚💚💚💚

 

Beans Aunt 2: 🥺💞

 

Bruh: thats kinda gay

 

Hoe4Tea: that could be us bro

Hoe4Tea deleted a message

 

John: HLSLSK SCREENSHOTTED📸

John sent an image: gotchabetch.png

 

Bruh:

 

Hoe4Tea:

 

Bruh: thats kinda gay bro

 

Hoe4Tea:

Hoe4Tea: John I would punch you but you quite frankly have a threatening energy

 

Beans Aunt 2: he has like. Sera energy

 

Beans Aunt 1: Aww Sera look ur inspiring John

Beans Aunt 1: U can be scarey cripples together😌

 

John: STFU before I start practicing dart throwing

John: I see u in the courtyard betches

 

Beans Aunt 1: Come near Remi and u get to catch these hands😤

 

John: Fukc you and ur human taser

 

Beans Aunt 2:

Beans Aunt 2: i actually kinda like that

Beans Aunt 2 changed Beans Aunt 2’s name to Human Taser⚡

 

Beans Aunt 1: bby our matching nicknames😢

 

Human Taser⚡: bby change urs to!!

Human Taser⚡: u can also have urs match😊😊😊

 

Beans Aunt 1: hmmm

Beans Aunt 1 changed Beans Aunt 1’s name to Helth

Helth: 😎

 

John: Wow a dead meme. Very on brand Elaine.

 

Helth:

 

Human Taser⚡: John I will Not hesitate to shock you

 

Cecile: *reads this chat like its the newspaper i just got kicked off of*

 

Helth:

 

Human Taser⚡:

 

John:

 

Hoe4Tea:

 

Bruh:

 

Sera:

 

Helth: that’s a lotta damage

 

Hoe4Tea: I DIDNT ASK TO STEAL UR RESPONSIBILITIES CECILE

 

Cecile: Fuck you too!!

 

Sera: *makes popcorn*

 

John: *drinks popcorn*

 

Hoe4Tea: I was gonna say ur not my type but now Im intrigued as to why John is drinking popcorn

 

Cecile: Pervert

 

John: The wonderful invention of a blender exists

John: And the fact Arlo never locks his apartment

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: Yeah I think I’m going to start doing that for my own mental stability

 

John: Big Daddy No💔

 

Big Daddy:

 

Sera: AHDKSJDF YOU DIDNT USE THE FATHERHOOD EMOJI

 

John: FUKC

John: 👨👦👨👦👨👦👨👦👨👦👨👦👨👦👨👦👨👦👨👦👨👦👨👦👨👦

 

Sera: THAT CANT SAVE U I ALREADY GOT THE SCREENSHOT

 

John: NO I THOUGHT WE WERE BESTIES

John: SERA NOOOO

 

Human Taser⚡:

Human Taser⚡: this chat is a disaster

Chapter Text

Tuesday November 20th, 7:31 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Helth: Who’s excited for this weekend?👪

 

Big Daddy: Not Excited for my parents to treat me like a child.

 

Bruh: My parents are gonna be busy w all my siblings, but Im gonna videochat them :))

 

John: why thefukc is this chat so disturbingly wholesome all the sudden.

John: Someone ruin the mood -_-

 

Sera: k

Sera: So I might have threatened my mother with the breakage of another of her antique vases

 

Bruh: aNOTHER???//

 

Sera: (・ω・` )

 

John: Stop w those cursed emojis and spill the tea already

 

Sera: -_-

Sera: sO um basically

Sera: this was like 10 years ago but I was running thru the house bc i was a little shit

Sera: still am B)

Sera: and i noticed 1 of the locked cabinets my mom keeps her antique vases in

Sera: In a fit of typical childhood stupidity I tried to climb it

Sera: it didnt really work bc those things arent supposed to support the weight of a 7yo

Sera: anyways i pulled donw the shelf and before she could stop it 2 of her precious antique vases were in smithereens

Sera: shes lucky i didnt climb the cabinet w 4 in it

 

Bruh: SHDJHSFBK

 

Hoe4Tea: Your parents still dont know you dont have ur ability??

 

Sera: fUCK no

Sera: they would Actually disown me

 

John: tragic

John: f in the chat for ur life

 

Hoe4Tea: f

 

Bruh: f

 

Helth: f

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Remi stared down at her desk as Ms. Wallace droned on in the background. She couldn’t quite place her finger on it, but something had been off. It seemed to have been going on for the past week...

The week Sera lost her ability.

But would Sera losing her ability cause Arlo to be less authoritative? He seemed oddly friendly with John. On top of that, Elaine seemed oddly spacey lately.

I hope something didn’t happen…

 

9:12 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Sera: How do I deal with my enemies?

 

John: murder

 

Sera:

Sera: Something less illegal please😶

 

John: uhh half murder?

 

Helth: Sera u have enemies????

 

Sera: no shit Elaine…

Sera: Ever since I became a cripple everyones taken it upon themselves to use me as their personal punching bag

Sera: it fucking sucks

 

John: u in the infirmary?

 

Sera: ya

 

John: ill b ther after this class is done

John: Mrs Kadeson b lowkey scary

 

Bruh: ha, simp

 

John: I could say the same about you -_-

 

Human Taser⚡: I would ask you guys not to fight but I think we’re past that stage now-

 

Hoe4Tea: Fighting is simply so seggsy of us😌

 

Sera: as much as I would not like to agree w That One

Sera: Yes. We r vv Seggsy for this

 

Human Taser⚡:

 

Helth: cmon remi dont b sad theyre just belligerent🥺

 

Human Taser⚡: dw bby id never b mad @ u💞

 

Helth: 😊💚

 

Bruh:

Bruh: So are you guys like openly dating or..?

 

Helth:

 

Human Taser⚡:

 

Helth: bb idk😳

Helth: r we a thing??

 

Human Taser⚡: hehe if u want(ᅌ ˇ ᅌ✿)

 

Helth: aww only if u want🥺👉👈

 

Hoe4Tea: Literally Please admit u like eachother

Hoe4Tea: yalls Tension is Obvious

 

Human Taser⚡: says YOU

Human Taser⚡: simping for bLYKE

 

Hoe4Tea: I D O N O T S I M P

Hoe4Tea: him doing my homework means nothing >:/

 

Bruh: it doesnt????

 

Hoe4Tea: nONO

Hoe4Tea: ily bro bUT SOMEONE NEEDS TO STOP SHIPPING US

 

Bruh: 🥰

Human Taser⚡: do i need to read off a fucking list💢

Human Taser⚡: bc I Will Do It

Human Taser⚡: u two: share clothes, do eachothers work, have Nearly Kissed atleast 3 times, are Constantly gazing into eachothers eyes, cuddle Kind of a Lot

 

Hoe4Tea:

 

Bruh:

 

Sera: HSDHFJKSBKJ

 

John: EXPOSED

 

Bruh: REMI HOW COULD U

 

Sera: ok wait so i already know of 1 time they almost kissed

Sera: but what are the other times????

 

Hoe4Tea: rEmi idc that youre literally a walking live wire

Hoe4Tea: if you say One More Thing

Hoe4Tea: i Will yeet u through the nearest wall

 

Human Taser⚡:

Human Taser⚡: aw u would do that all for blyke? Ok simp

 

Human Taser⚡ changed Hoe4Tea’s name to Simp

 

Simp: U BETTER NOT

 

Bruh: sTOP TYPIGN NOW

 

John: the tension in this classroom is Thick

 

Sera: wish i could be there😭

 

John: Mrs Kadeson has no idea whats about to go down

 

Human Taser⚡: sO we were at the summer fair last summer

Human Taser⚡: aNDFHSUOH GA T ;,’l;21,13423’5;1;1423662367235671//

Human Taser⚡: fbkjfbuiUIKnbfjKbgobgkJJglgbPslehfdcmidjdnj jsajal1

 

Sera: U GOOD??

 

Helth: DHFKSJD

Helth: gIVE REMIS PHONE BACK

 

John: Mrs Kadeson is staring DAGGERS

John: she looks so pissed that she interrupted her poetry lecture for this

 

Bruh sent a video: trynanotgetexposed.mp4

 

Big Daddy: …

Big Daddy: Our poor teachers.

 

Helth: Isen when r u gonna give Remi her phone back

 

Bruh: SHH mrs kadeson is LOOKING AT US

Bruh: she looks like she wants us back in Inschool suspension

 

Simp: NEVER

Simp: SHE IS SLANDERING US

Simp: STOP TRYING TABF9BWOA RWHA J

 

Bruh: STOP ELECTROCUTING PEOPLE IN CLASS

Bruh: oh shit

 

Sera: ????

 

John: IM WHWEEEXZING

John: they all just go tsent to ISS for ‘fighting in the classroom’

John: really just an excuse for Kadeson to get them out of hr classroom

John: oh shit i just heard a crash

 

Bruh: As soon as we left the room Remi made the grab for her phone

Bruh: Isen tried to throw her through a wall

 

Bruh sent a video: epicfightinginschool.mp4

 

Sera: DJKSFKS

Sera: I WHEEZED @ ELAINE YELLING ‘GO REMI’ AND DAREN JSUT YELLED ATT ME TO SHTU

 

John: shtu

 

Sera: sHUT JOHN

 

“So, are we gonna go to ISS, or…” Blyke hovered by the lockers.

Remi shrugged. She was sitting against a wall, Elaine healing her arm. “It’d only be for a period. Nobody’s gonna miss us.” She glanced at Isen, who was checking his phone. “You didn’t have to fuck up my arm, asshole.”

“You electrocuted me!” He shot back.

“You stole my phone!”

“You were trying to… to…”

Remi grinned loftily. “Do what? Expose you? So you admit that you guys almost-,”

“No! Shut up!” Isen looked ready to throw his phone down the hallway.

“Okay, your arm should be good, Remi.” Elaine smiled, but her eyes seemed distant, and she reached for her phone as soon as her hands stopped glowing. Remi returned the smile.

The four students continued down the hall, Remi returning Blyke and Isen’s warning glares with amused giggles.

I’ll tell the group chat later…

9:37 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: sOo Remi…

Sera: u were telling us something??

 

Human Taser⚡: cant rn ಥ_ಠ

Human Taser⚡: blyke and isen are right next to me

 

Sera: Tragic for u

 

Blyke: I will Not hesitate to laser ur fingers off

 

Human Taser⚡: ಥ益ಥ

Human Taser⚡: Ill electrocute u

Human Taser⚡: This is bullying Elaine defend my honor plsಸ_ಸ

 

Helth: oop

Helth: no heals for anyone who hurts remi😤

 

Remi glanced up from her phone. Something seemed up with Elaine. She was absorbed in her phone, but not in any groupchat Remi was in.

“Elaineeee.” Remi poked her in the arm. “You cheating on me?”

Elaine jumped. “Wha-No! Of course not!” Though Remi had asked the question as a joke, Elaine seemed genuinely startled.

“Hey, I’m joking,” Remi reassured her. Elaine bit her lip.

“Yeah, of course, hehe…”

 

John Telling People to Shut

Cecile: Y are u idiots blowing up my phone again -_-

 

Bruh: Omg she stopped using grammar

 

Sera: Someones salty about being kicked from the newspaper

Sera changed Cecile’s name to GOSSIP HOE

 

GOSSIP HOE: I-

GOSSIP HOE: Someone forgot she still doesnt have an ability💢

 

John: Fuck with Sera and I’ll fuck you up😡

 

GOSSIP HOE: Since when does the cripple fuck people up???

 

Bruh: Idk but he’s lowkey ripped so-

 

Human Taser⚡: hsjdjsjkfdls u cheating on isen now???

 

Bruh: >:O

Bruh: iM nOt tHirsTinG oVer jOhn

 

John: U better not be

 

Elaine💞

 

Remi: boo u good?

Remi: ur kinda quiet

 

Elaine: yes ofc ofc

Elaine: fine!!!

Elaine: just.. kinda stressed lol😅

 

Remi: ok if u wanna talk im here💞

 

Elaine: tysm🥺💚

Chapter Text

Tuesday November 20th, 9:26 AM

Would John Punt a Child?

 

Arlo: We need to talk about John.

 

Isen: Now???

 

Arlo: John beat someone up yesterday.

Arlo: With his ability.

Arlo: If anything we’re late

 

Elaine: wHAT

 

Isen: wAit

Isen: Who did John punt

 

Elaine: yea thats important actually

 

Arlo: …

Arlo: if you guys made a fucking bet I swear-

 

Isen:

 

Elaine:

Elaine: we mightve😳

 

Arlo:

Arlo: It was some midtier but that isnt important

Arlo: Whats important is John didnt reveal himself.

Arlo: the school would be buzzing if he did

 

Elaine: and?

 

Arlo: What Im saying is

Arlo: I worry he may relapse. I don’t want a similar situation at his old school.

Arlo: I have a feeling that this is only the beginning of a downward spiral for him.

 

Isen: What are we supposed to do abt that???

 

Arlo: Just..

Arlo: Continue with the plan.

Arlo: Try not to anger him.

Arlo: He asked me to protect Seraphina yesterday.

Arlo: I have a feeling if she’s safe, so is the rest of the school.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

3:13 PM

John Telling People to Shut

GOSSIP HOE: Day 2 of no longer being part of the school newspaper

 

Sera: I would say f in the chat for you but u exposed me

 

GOSSIP HOE: …

 

Bruh: Not Sera using you and u in the same sentence

 

GOSSIP HOE: fair enough

 

Simp: cecile please theyre all so stupif

 

Bruh: stupif

 

Simp: SHUT

 

GOSSIP HOE:

GOSSIP HOE: See Arlo this is what happens when I’m not in charge.

 

Big Daddy: You’ve proven yourself untrustworthy.

 

GOSSIP HOE: Fuck you too

GOSSIP HOE: Can we please get rid of these stupid names.

 

Helth: Aww but yours suits you😃

 

GOSSIP HOE: …

GOSSIP HOE: 🖕

 

Bruh: Cecile uses emojis??????

 

Human Taser⚡: btw!! we r on a date🥺

Human Taser⚡ sent a picture: hifromlovuncafe.png

 

Sera: Aww a coffee shop date

Sera: That’s actually adorable

 

Helth: ty!!😊

 

GOSSIP HOE: hmmm

 

Simp: oh shit shes using her brain

 

Human Taser⚡ sent an image: TEA.png

 

Bruh: girl we love u but this isnt ur personal food blog

 

Sera: that actually looks delicious👀

 

Helth: i luv this cafe😁 ty for taking me here remi🥺💚

 

Human Taser⚡: awww ily too💞

11:41 PM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Bruh: Yall up

 

Sera: unfortunately yes -_-

Sera: Please let the Void claim me

 

Simp: mood

 

Bruh: mood

 

Human Taser⚡: mood

Human Taser⚡: id b flirting w elaine but she sleeps early😭😭

 

Bruh: fINALLY yall admit ur chat antics are flirting -_-

 

Human Taser⚡: cAnt i flirt w my gf in Peace💢

 

Simp: not when u do it publicly

 

Human Taser⚡: Ok but you flirt w blyke publicly??

 

Simp: nO

Simp: that is False😠

 

Human Taser⚡: mhmm what was that in the library earlier huh?

Human Taser⚡: You literally leaned across the table and started like. Stroking his hands

 

Bruh: REMI

 

Human Taser⚡: What?? Is telling each other u would like to feel each others abs not flirting

 

Sera: Not necessarily. We need more context👀

 

Human Taser⚡: There was some intense Eye Contact👁️👁️

 

Simp: SHUTTTTT

 

Sera: *munches popcorn🍿*

 

John: this is gold

 

Simp: you BETTER not be taking screenshots

 

John: I’m not but I bet Cecile is

 

GOSSIP HOE: …

 

John: FUKING KNEW IT

 

GOSSIP HOE: 🖕

 

John: hey giving the middle finger and dipping is MY thing

 

Sera: aNyways remi continue👀👀👀

 

Simp: nO DONT CONTINUE

 

Bruh: REMI WE TRUSTED YOU

 

Human Taser⚡: oh I never finished telling u guys how they almost kissed at last summers fair!! Bc SOMEONE stole my phone and tried to yeet me through a wall😑

 

Simp: rEMI IM SORRY JUST STOP

Simp: WELL DO ANYTHING

 

Human Taser⚡: nah lmao

Human Taser⚡: anyways we decided to go on the ferris wheel

 

Bruh: SHUTSHUTSHUTSHUT

 

John: for once I dont want someone to shut

 

Human Taser⚡: and we all got in a car

Human Taser⚡: those 2 are sitting side by side

 

Simp: nO REMI SHUT

 

Bruh: brb going to go SCREAM INTO MY PILLOW

 

Human Taser⚡: and the wheel starts going up

 

Sera: LMAOO HE WENT OFFLINE

 

John: *sips tea*

 

Human Taser⚡: and when it reaches the top Isen is like “wow the view is so nice”

Human Taser⚡: aND THEN blyke is like “just like you bro”

Human Taser⚡: and they start like, gazing into each others eyes??? Like rlly intensely

 

Sera: Beans is w me now and i put the phone on the bed so he can read this tea😌

 

Human Taser⚡: they started like leaning in closely

Human Taser⚡: but then I was like “wydddd” and they like jumped apart LMAOOO

Human Taser⚡: like they forgot i was there-

 

Sera: HSHDFSVSDLFH

 

Simp: i am Dying of embarrassment

 

John: SJKDFHLSVB

 

Helth: wait WHAT LMAOO

 

Human Taser⚡: bby i thought u were asleep hsfkjsfkdjsfh

 

Helth: i WAS but Sera started chanting “pop corn pop corn pop corn” while she made popcorn in the microwave and that woke me up-

 

Sera: DFSJKFD want some???

 

Helth: nO i brUshEd mY tEetH

 

Sera: Brush them again coward

 

Helth: ..

Helth: yknow what fiNe

 

Wednesday November 21st, 8:17 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

John: Zeke is a fucking piece of shit.

 

Bruh: We knew that but

Bruh: did he Do something

 

Simp: like something more dickish than usual??

 

John: He’s trying to get people to call him the fucking godslayer after he beat up Sera.

 

GOSSIP HOE: That cant be good for the school’s rep

 

John: Stfu, shady shitty offbrand dawn dish detergent haired bitch

 

GOSSIP HOE: You’re forgetting that you are a cripple. I could break all your bones in one move.

 

Simp: Ok yall fking chill

Simp: Go take out your anger on Zeke, he deserves it more tbh

 

Bruh: ^

 

Sera: ^

 

Human Taser⚡: ^

 

Helth: ^

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Arlo sighed, looking up from his phone. He’d broken up the fight between Zeke and Seraphina and John, but it seemed like the damage had already been done.

He’s a fucking loose cannon… I don’t think the others realize what kind of a person they’re angering.

Not once had Arlo seen a King act in such a manner as John’s records described. Then again, Arlo himself had been king at most of the schools he’d attended.

Still, his behavior is… Troubling.

But something about John urged Arlo to get to know more about him. Something in Arlo wanted to understand the strange boy who called himself a cripple.

He couldn’t figure out why.

Chapter Text

Wednesday November 21st, 11:27 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

GOSSIP HOE: Uhm so.

GOSSIP HOE sent an image: holyshityoufukcingkillledhim.png

 

Human Taser⚡: oh my god

 

Simp: Is that zeke???????

 

GOSSIP HOE: Guess someone beat him up after all

 

Bruh: wtf

 

Sera: i-

 

John: Fucker deserved it.

 

Bruh: Lowkey agree w the cripple but-

Bruh: Whomst did it??

 

Human Taser⚡:

 

GOSSIP HOE:

 

Sera:

 

John:

 

Simp:

 

Bruh: It has to be someone in this chat

 

Helth: Someone beat up zeke?????😨

Helth: I didnt like him btu still..

 

GOSSIP HOE: Yeah he’s unconscious lol

GOSSIP HOE: the question is. Do I really want to carry him to the infirmary

GOSSIP HOE: or do I not give a shit

 

Bruh: LMAO

 

Sera: lowkey itd b funny just to leave him on the ground sjfkdsls

 

GOSSIP HOE: Wait nvm Arlo took him

 

Helth: what a plot twist
༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

 

Zeke groaned as he tried to sit up in his infirmary bed. Arlo snapped the book he’d been reading shut and turned to him.

“Wha-” Zeke nearly fell out of the bed when he noticed Arlo. “Arlo- I mean- I…”

“Zeke,” Arlo greeted him. Though he didn’t approve of Zeke’s behavior in general, he had to talk to him. “Who beat you?”

Zeke glanced away. “I don’t know what you’re talking about-,”

“Zeke. I asked you a question.”

Zeke bit his lip. “Well, thing is, I don’t know…”

“What do you mean, you don’t know?” Arlo pressed. He could feel his patience thinning.

Did John do this or what? Is this snake lying to me?

Zeke sighed. “It was some- some freak wearing a bag on his head! He came after me and when I tried to use my ability, he was somehow faster!”

“Thanks. That’s all.” Arlo stood up from his chair and headed for the door.

 

Would John Punt a Child?

Arlo: It was John.

 

Elaine: Are u sure????😰

 

Arlo: I talked to Zeke and he described a masked culprit.

Arlo: Nobody else in this school has hidden their identity when beating up an opponent.

 

Isen: So hes just beating up people anonymously now????

 

Arlo: That seems to be what he’s going for.

Arlo: Keeping up the cripple persona.

Arlo: And Isen, if I see a word about this in the newspaper, you’re fired too.

 

Isen: Yes Chef!!

 

Elaine: DFJKJFS

 

Arlo: …

 

The rooftop was mostly empty, occupied by one person. Just the person Arlo had wanted to talk to.

“John.”

It took a moment for John to reply.

“You were supposed to protect her.” The words were thick with spite.

Arlo resisted the urge to slam his fists against the nearest wall. “Why should I do that when you are perfectly capable of doing so?”

John stood still for a moment, looking out over the schoolyard. Arlo was about to make a comment on Zeke until he noticed John was trembling. It was slight, barely a quiver, but something about it felt deceiving. As if John was revealing a second, more delicate self underneath the ‘tough cripple’ facade he put up.

“I’m a cripple, remember?” John whirled around. “I didn’t ask for an ability. Nobody needs to think I have one. Nobody- nobody needs to think I deserve one.” His voice grew strangely quiet. Something in Arlo wanted to reach out to him. Arlo suppressed the feeling.

“And anonymously terrorizing random students is better?” Arlo shot back. The rage in John’s eyes intensified.

“And digging into my past is better than beating up students because?” John had balled up his fists. “What gives you moral high ground, huh? The only thing you have over me is your place in your stupid fucking hierarchy, which isn’t even your place now that I’m here!”

“I’m not trying to claim superiority,” Arlo shot back, “But why won’t you just use your ability correctly?

“Why won’t you get off my case?” John demanded, face twisting with rage. “Just fuck off. Now.”

Arlo could’ve easily punched him right then. It might’ve even been satisfying to put John in the infirmary, in his place.

But he didn’t. He turned, exiting the roof and letting the door close behind him.

 

John Telling People to Shut

 

Bruh: Anyone else think there’s a lot of *tension* between John and Arlo lately?

 

Helth: i-

 

Human Taser⚡: Im surprised this is coming from you

 

John: Fuck off we dont have tension

 

Big Daddy: I don’t need to take this from someone who sucks toes

 

Helth:

 

John:

 

Human Taser⚡:

 

Bruh: THAT WAS A RUMOR

 

Helth: wait WHAT

Bruh: UNTRUE CLAIM

 

Simp: HSHDFJKSF

 

John: Ok toesucker

 

Sera:

Sera: Yo what the actual Fuck is this conversation

 

Helth: Just celebrating Zeke’s death😊

 

Simp: That’s usually called a funeral

 

Sera: Cool, continue

 

Bruh: WHY AM I THE TOESUCKER??? SERA LITERALLY TICKLES FEETS LIKE AS A HOBBY

 

Sera: sCUSE YOU

Sera: I had a sister. Siblings force u to adapt.

 

Helth: had

 

Sera: Yeah shes gone now

 

Helth: oh my god im so sorry

 

Sera: Its fine i only miss her when im lonely

 

Human Taser⚡: Sera do you want a hug

 

Sera:

Sera: Maybe

Sera: Btw here is the daily Beans update😊

Sera sent an image: beansbeansbeansbeans.png

 

Helth: 🥺🥺🥺

 

Human Taser⚡: AWWW I LOVE BEANS🥰

 

Simp: Literally Blessed, thank you for this

 

Sera: brb gotta go feed him

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Arlo couldn’t get John’s words out of his head.

“I didn’t ask for an ability.”

What did he mean by that?

“Nobody needs to think I deserve one.”

Steam rose up from Arlo’s tea, and he took a sip. Tiny droplets of rain dotted his window, and he gazed out into the void.

Is it connected to what John did at his old school?

The teacup nearly fell from Arlo’s hand as a possibility drifted into his mind.

Is he regretful?

Chapter Text

Thursday November 22nd, 7:46 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Bruh: JHON IS OFF THE GEL??/

Bruh sent an image: nomorehelmet.png

 

John: ..

John: No shit sherlock

 

Sera: Finallyyyy lmaoo

Sera: Btw daily Beans update🥰

Sera sent an image: beans11-22.png

 

Helth: AWW

 

Simp: Sera youre still a goddess

 

Human Taser⚡: beans beans beans beans beans!!

Human Taser⚡: beans is almost as cute as u babe🥺👉👈

 

Helth: aww ur too sweet💚

 

Bruh: Oml get a room-

 

Helth: no we r showing john how he should act w arlo😇

 

John:

 

Big Daddy:

 

John: Say that again and I’ll feed you to Beans.

 

Helth: 😳

 

Human Taser⚡: hey no turning my gf into cat food !!

 

Helth: aww ur so sweet remi🥺💚

Helth: lets get boba later🧃

 

John: That’s a juice emoji.

 

Helth: There wasnt a boba emoji😭😭😭

 

Human Taser⚡: jOhn no bullying elaine😡

 

Bruh: quick question

Bruh: Why do you 2 always use so many emojis when you flirt??

 

Helth: idk?

 

Human Taser⚡: its cute? (◕ˇ ◕✿)

 

Helth: ^

 

Human Taser⚡: why, looking for tips?😏

 

Bruh: nO

 

11:39 AM

No new messages.

Remi let out a small sigh as she reopened the conversation with the investigator. The Authorities had told her they’d be doing everything they could to find information about Rei’s death, but nothing had been relayed to her ever since the news of his passing.

“You okay, babe?” Elaine asked. Remi sat next to her, the two occupying a table in Wellston’s courtyard.

Remi sighed. “Fine… It’s just…” She paused, not knowing how to word it in a way that wouldn’t make her cry. “...I’ve heard nothing about… Rei’s death.” She bit her lip as a lump formed in her throat.

Elaine’s gaze immediately softened. “Oh, I’m so sorry…” Her hand closed around Remi’s. Remi couldn’t help but smile a little.

“Thank you, Elaine… It’s just hard sometimes…”

 

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: Beans update!! Beans is well😄

Sera sent an image: beanslunch.png

 

Bruh: shes adorable

 

Helth: 😻😻😻

 

John sent an image: oWFAKC.png

 

John: sHE SCRATCHED ME

 

Sera: JFDJLKFKSL

 

John: I am being bullied by a cat -_-

 

Bruh: Someones jealous Sera loves Beans more than him

 

John:

John: I will strangle you in your sleep

 

Bruh: mmm kinky

 

Simp: JDSLSF

 

John:

 

Sera: SDJVBSLLDKF

 

Human Taser⚡: 😂😂😂

 

Simp: By the way.

Simp: Did you guys hear that some mid tiers are planning to make tomorrow “prank day” ??

 

Bruh: No??

 

Big Daddy: That doesnt sound good considering tomorrow is when a lot of perspective students tour the campus.

 

Human Taser⚡: ^

 

Helth: Oh I did hear something abt that…

Helth: I thought it was a joke tho🤨

 

Big Daddy: Still a good idea to be vigilant.

 

Simp: Whatever you say Big Daddy

 

Bruh: DJFKSH

Bruh: YOU FORGOT THE FATHERHOOD EMOJI

 

Simp: wAIT NO

 

John: GOOD start shipping THOSE 2 not mE

 

Sera: Ill never stop shipping you w Arlo.

 

John:

John: I would say fuck you, but Im gay.

 

Bruh: SJKDFLD

 

Helth: Loving the energy we’ve created in this Denny’s tonight

 

John: We’re in a school, dipsht

 

Helth: iT wAs jUst a sAyiNg😭😭😭

 

Human Taser⚡: Hey bully my gf and ill electrocute u into next Monday💢

 

John: Ok Sparky

 

Sera: JDFJSKLFD

 

Bruh: Sounds festive

 

John: It’s november, dipshit

 

Bruh: It’s a saying, dipshit

 

John: Let’s see you saying things after I punch out your vocal chords.

 

Bruh: 😩😩😩 come at me papi

 

John:

 

Simp: HDKSLFDLSKDJF

 

Helth: he went offline-

 

Bruh: If he comes near me I’ll shoot him in the leg and run

 

Sera: Nah he’s just screaming into Beans’ fur rn

Sera: Beans looks Concerned

 

Simp: SHDFKSFL

 

Bruh: DFJHLSF

 

3:28 PM

Helth: Hey quick survey😀

Helth: Any of y’all drank mayo before?

 

Bruh: that’s a weird question Elaine

 

Sera: I have a video of John drinking mustard!!😇

 

John: Sera don’t you dare-

 

Helth: I-

 

Sera sent a video: CHUGCHUGCHUG.mp4

 

Simp: I would ask for context but knowing you two I’m not sure if I want to know

 

Sera: Truth or dare.

 

Bruh: that makes a lot of sense actually

 

John: Fuck you Sera I’m still 10x sexier than you

 

Sera: 10 times 0 is still 0 (´・ω・`)

 

Bruh: ASHKFSKAJSLVJAS

 

John: Sera I wont hesitate to send them the video of u jumping into that old ladys pool

 

Simp: AJSDFHKSLFHLS WAHT

 

Sera: dONT YOU DARE-

 

John: Karma B)

John sent a video: ohshitrun.mp4

 

Human Taser⚡: KSFJHLDSFLF

Human Taser⚡: IS THAT A DOG????

 

Sera: SHE LET HER DOG OUT TO CHASE ME

Sera: SHE THOSUGHT I WAS A ROBBER

 

Simp: FVKLSFDJ

 

Helth: Tragic… For you😇

 

Human Taser⚡: Loving the energy we’ve created in this Denny’s tn!!

 

Helth: aww babe ur using my phrases🥺💚

 

Human Taser⚡: ofc bby ily🥰🥰🥰

 

Bruh: Speaking of blackmail worthy matiereial

 

Bruh sent a video: sowebakcinthemine.mp4

 

Simp: BLYKE NO

 

Human Taser⚡: SHFOISFKS I REMEMBER THAT

 

Sera: SDFSLDFKS

 

Helth: 🤣🤣🤣

 

Simp: IT WAS A DARE I SWEAR

Simp: ID NEVER ISNG THA T UN INRONIACLALY

Simp: BLYKE U ARE DEAD TO ME

 

Bruh: Jokes on you I’m already dead in side B)

 

Sera: mood

 

Simp: mood

 

Helth: mood😔

 

Human Taser⚡: anyways Blyke remember when you fell off a horse

 

Bruh: NO

 

Human Taser⚡: allow me to enlighten you😇✨

 

Human Taser⚡ sent an image: yeethaw.png

 

Simp: SDBVKJLSDHF

 

Helth: FJSLD

 

Bruh: ..

Bruh: Next chance I get I’m lasering off your hair.

 

Human Taser⚡: aww plz dont do that now im on a date w my gf🥺

 

Bruh: DONT PULL THE GF CARD ON ME

 

Sera: *munches popcorn*

 

Helth: Blyke if u screw w remis looks, then no heals for u💢😤

 

Bruh: thats a risk I am willing to take

 

Sera: This is so entertaining

 

John: Thx for the popcorn Sera

 

Bruh: …

Bruh: Is that a cat

 

Sera: well it’s not Beans, he’s here w me😊

 

Bruh: IT IS?

Bruh sent an image: kitekitycatt.png

 

John: I’d ask why you failed to spell cat right 3 times but I don’t really care

 

Bruh: 😐

Bruh: Aww its hiding in a box

 

Simp: Wait where are you

 

Bruh: By the back gate

Bruh: where the storm drain is

Bruh sent an image: xatintehdrain.png

 

Helth: AWW CUTE CAT

 

Sera: Waitt

Sera: It looks kinda like Beans???

 

Bruh: SIBLINGS????

 

Simp: omw

 

Bruh: Bring food so we can lure Beans 2 out!!

 

John: Are you seriously naming it Beans 2

 

Bruh: NO TIME to think of a name now -_-

Bruh: We have a cat to catch

 

Simp: What do cats eat???

 

Bruh: IDK?

Bruh: Meat???

 

Sera: …..

Sera: You know what I’ll just.. Bring some of Beans’ food..

 

Simp: Thank you Sera, you absolute goddess

 

Sera: ..

Sera: This is only for the cat

Sera: I would never let one of Beans siblings suffer

 

Bruh sent a video: herekitykity.mp4

 

Sera: AWW LOOK ITS LIKE A MINI BEANS

 

Sera sent an image: smolbean.png

 

Helth: AWWWWWW CUTE
Human Taser⚡: 😍😍😍

 

Simp: IT LIKES ME

 

Sera: Congratulations youre a mother now

 

Bruh: Im the dad

 

Simp: nO JOHN IS GONNA USE THAT AS SHIP MATERIAL

Simp: THIS CAT HAS SHARP CLAWS AND IT IS CLINGING TO MY SHIRT

 

Bruh: just another of gods little tests

 

Sera: aww i petted Beans 2 and it started purring🥺

 

John sent a video: fakebeans.mp4

 

Helth: JSFDKJLSF IS THAT ISEN SCREECHING

 

Simp: I AM BEING SCRATCHED OK???

 

Sera: to the vets we go!!

 

6:15 PM

 

Bruh: So. Rat is a boy

 

Helth: yeah we already knew Isen is a boy what about the cat tho

 

Simp:

 

Bruh:

Bruh: We named the cat Rat

Bruh: Short for Ratatioulle

Bruh: Ratatouie

Bruh: Ratituie

 

Sera: Take ur time

 

Bruh: Ratatouille

 

Sera: We r gonna introduce Rat to Beans tomorrow

 

Bruh: he is sleeping he’s had a long day

 

John sent an image: theyareontheFloor.png

John: That’s nice but can you guys like. Move

John: I want to exist in my dorm without tripping over 2 dumbasses and their cat

 

Helth: sdjfdsjklsfjsh

Helth: r u guys about to kiss

 

Bruh: NO

 

Simp: nO

Simp: we are watching over our child

 

Sera: "we arent gay" they said, proceeding to adopt and name a child together and watch it sleep whilst wearing each other's hoodies and gazing into each others eyes

 

Bruh: Sera idc if youre a goddess. Ill Punch You.

 

Sera: Come at me betch😤

Sera: U wouldn’t dare risking waking up Rat tho

 

Bruh: ..

Bruh: U arent wrong tho…

 

Human Taser⚡: fhsdkl

Chapter Text

Friday November 23rd, 7:51 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

John: Who in the vanilla nut FUCK is throwing water balloons filled with shaving cream into the courtyard???

 

Helth: Well that’s not a sentence I expected to hear at 8 in the morning

 

Big Daddy: STOP THEM, prospective students are going to arrive for campus tours soon!

 

John: Yeah looks like Blyke, Isen and Remi are doing that

John: HFDKSF theyre getting bombarded

John sent a video: thatsalotofwhitestuff.mp4

 

Sera: JFSKL THE TITLE

 

John: B)

 

Human Taser⚡: UR NOT HELPING JOHN

 

John: This is entertaining af

 

Sera: Ye

Sera: Id make popcorn but there isnt a microwave in the courtyard

 

GOSSIP HOE saved a video

 

GOSSIP HOE: mind sending more of those John?

GOSSIP HOE: :)

 

John:

John: stfu lurker

 

GOSSIP HOE: ill pay youuuu

 

John:

John: Bold of u to assume I can’t already ask Sera for stuff

 

Sera: Spending my parents money is my favorite pastime

 

GOSSIP HOE: -_-

GOSSIP HOE: I can offer you videos of Vaughn dancing to EDM when he thinks nobody’s watching

 

John: done.

 

Helth: I-

 

John sent a video: waterballons1.mp4

John sent a video: goldentriodown.mp4

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: You 3 seem to be having trouble

 

Human Taser⚡: THE GROUND IS COVERED IN SHAVING CREAM😭😭😭

 

GOSSIP HOE: Check your dms John :)

 

John: good deal good deal

 

Simp: I GOT HIT INTHE FAEC WITH A WANTE R BWLEOON AND THEY TGOT IAWYA

 

John: JDSLKD

 

Sera: This is more amusing than watching Beans peeing in John’s protein power

 

John: i

John: I must agree??

 

Human Taser⚡: Blyke ran after them btu I kinda doubt he’s gonna find them ._.

 

Helth: u ok bb??

 

Human Taser⚡: yesyes ofc🥺

 

Simp: tHER E IS SHAVIGN CREMEA INF MY EYES

 

John: FJKLDSFSD

 

11:37 AM

 

Sera: Beans is still vibing!! ^-^

Sera sent an image: beansbeans.png

 

Human Taser⚡: awwwww🥺🥺 hes precious

“Here he is!” Blyke exclaimed, throwing open the door to the dorm he shared with John. Sure enough, Remi spotted Rat curled up on a bed by the window. The little cat’s ears perked up as soon as the door opened.

Remi’s heart just about melted at the sight of the creature. “He’s adorable!”

Ratatouille scampered over as Remi, Blyke, Isen and Elaine entered the dorm. Letting out little mrrows, the cat wove around everyone’s legs, sniffing at them.

Blyke scooped Rat up. “Here, pet his head, he likes that.”

“Awwww, he’s soft!” Elaine exclaimed as she and Remi scratched Rat’s head. The cat purred happily.

“Anyone else want to hold him?” Blyke asked. Isen immediately shook his head.

“His claws are sharp, I’ll pass…”

“Give him to me!” Elaine exclaimed, making grabby hands at Rat. The cat tilted his head to the side.

“‘Kay, be careful,” Blyke advised, passing Rat over to Elaine. The cat squirmed in her arms, though eventually settled down as she stroked his chin.

“You’re so gentle,” Remi marveled, and Elaine blushed.

“Thank you…”

 

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: The Cats have met !!

Sera sent a video: eeeeeeeee.mp4

 

John: They get along better than us

 

Bruh: sjdfhks

 

Helth: he isnt wrong tho-

 

Big Daddy: Seems like most of the ‘pranks’ by immature mid-tiers have been stopped enough to maintain the semblance of normalcy at this school. Good Job Team.

 

John: Yes Big Daddy!👨👦

 

Sera: Can’t wait to lure in more prospective students. Yayyy.

 

Helth: You didnt do anythingggg

 

Sera: I sat on a bench and looked elegant.

 

John: Go off ig🤷

 

3:14

 

Big Daddy: CECILE

Big Daddy: The fuck is this.

Big Daddy shared a link

 

GOSSIP HOE: You tell me.

 

Big Daddy: It looks like a Wellston gossip page.

 

GOSSIP HOE: Wow, Arlo gained literacy. I’m proud.

 

John: GJKSFL

 

Simp: The wellston gossip page do be lowkey juicy tho-

 

Big Daddy: I do not care how ‘juicy’ it is

Big Daddy: I don’t want Cecile’s stupid attempts to stay relevant floating around the student body.

 

Sera: Too late, you just spread it to us(´・ω・`)

 

Big Daddy: I know none of you are social enough to partake in gossip.

Big Daddy: Except maybe Cecile, though she’s clearly the culprit here.

 

GOSSIP HOE: What makes you think that?

 

Big Daddy: Common sense.

 

GOSSIP HOE: 😇

Toptier Trio

Remi: Did cecile really make that gossip page??

 

Isen: Who else would’ve?

 

Blyke: Im lowkey impressed with how fast she made it-

 

Isen: She has connections. Im surprised she didn’t make it sooner

 

Remi: theres already some problematic stuff here-

 

Isen: Problematic or controversial????

 

Remi: uhhhh both??

Remi: Student shipping, weird teacher rumors,,,,

Remi: …

 

Blyke: Uh

Blyke: Yikes??

 

John Telling People to Shut

John: Hey seaweed hair

John: Why the Fuck is there a ship page for me and Sera???

 

GOSSIP HOE: Why should I know?

GOSSIP HOE: I’ve never claimed involvement with this site😇

 

Sera: Cut the shit, Cecile. We all know it’s you

 

Human Taser⚡: awwwe theres a page for us bb

 

Helth: idk whether to be flattered or disturbed😳

Helth: im alittle of both?

 

Human Taser⚡: ok uh there are messages from thsi chat posted there-

Human Taser⚡: cecile thats kinda sketchy😐

 

GOSSIP HOE: I refuse to say anything without a lawyer present

 

Simp: Hey cecile why the cinnamon toast fuck is there a page for me and Blyke??????

Simp: i thought we were friends😠

 

GOSSIP HOE: bitch you stole my job why would I consider you a friend

 

Simp: Id gladly give it back???

Simp: Blame this on Arlo!!

 

Bruh: Cecile I am going to punch your shit in I don’t care if you beat my ass after

 

GOSSIP HOE: Bold of y’all to assume all of this was made by me-

GOSSIP HOE: I have eyes all over the school

GOSSIP HOE: and have made quite a few friends

 

Helth: So you ask them to do stuff like this. Kay. Seems legit.🙄

 

John: WHY is there a “JARLO” PAGE??????

 

GOSSIP HOE: No clue, I didn’t make it😑

GOSSIP HOE: That was probably a.. Friend

 

Big Daddy: Cecile, this is already getting out of hand.

Big Daddy: What’s going to happen when the whole school sees it?

 

GOSSIP HOE: Oh trust me, I look forward to it.

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: Cecile I will beat your ass.

 

John: Oh Big Daddy is handing out spankings now?👀

 

GOSSIP HOE: 1) try me, bitch

GOSSIP HOE: 2) this is why there is a Jarlo page in the ship section

 

Sera: Oh teaa the girls are fightingggg

 

John: Cecile name 1 reason why I shouldn’t kick your shit in right now

 

GOSSIP HOE: Ur a little bitch thats why

 

Helth: be nice hes just a cripple!!

 

GOSSIP HOE: Oh wow!! Elaine grew some empathy

GOSSIP HOE: That’ll get front page on the site for sure

 

Human Taser⚡: dont bully my gf🤬

 

GOSSIP HOE: What’re you going to do about it? Pushover.

 

Big Daddy: Cecile, this is uncalled for.

 

GOSSIP HOE: On the contrary, it’s very called for

GOSSIP HOE: considering I don’t have a job anymore.

 

Untitled Chat

Sera added Remi, John and 3 others

Sera changed the chat name to Beans Enthusiasts

Sera: I wanna talk about Beans but Cecile and Arlo are fucking up the vibe :/

Sera: So I made this (´・ω・`)

 

Remi: Aww that’s a great idea!!

 

Sera: Anyways,, I gotta hide Beans so Elaines family doesnt see him

Sera sent an image: beanhideout.png

Sera: Gonna keep him in my room and hope Elaines family members arent snoops

 

Elaine: jdkflsd

Elaine: Ill do my best to keep them out😊

Chapter Text

Saturday November 24th, 8:51 AM

Dad

John: Don’t forget I’d rather people think of me as a cripple.

 

“John!”

John looked up to see his dad waving wildly. Inwardly, he rolled his eyes, thankful that Wellston’s campus was largely unpopulated at nine AM on a saturday.

“Is that your dad?” Sera asked as William approached them. John nodded. “Heh, he has the same hair you used to, before you quit the gel.”

“Morning, my boy!” William greeted John. “And you are… Sera, I presume?” He addressed Sera. She nodded.

“Pleasure to meet you, Mr…”

“Oh, just call me William!” John’s father smiled.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: Lmaoo John you didn’t tell us ur dad was on the gel too

 

John: Dont bully my dad >:/ Hes just vibing

 

Human Taser⚡: The gel is hereditary?🤔

 

Helth: JDFKSL

 

John: sHUT

 

Helth: that reminds me i should probably get ready for my family to get here..

 

Human Taser⚡: bb im finally meeting ur parents😳😳

Human Taser⚡: r they gonna accept me?🥺👉👈

 

Helth: bby they will love u🥺💚

 

Human Taser⚡: aww im sure mine will feel the same🥰🥰🥰

 

Helth: 💚💚💚

Helth: Seraa

Helth: Beans is scratching at ur door-

 

Sera: Aw

Sera: U can let him out till ur family gets here

 

Big Daddy: haha imagine being visited by your family

 

Sera:

 

Helth:

 

John:

 

Sera: Sorry they don’t love u?

 

Helth: JFSDKLFD

 

John: Get him mommy!!

 

Sera: do nOt call me that

Sera: or imma show this chat to ur dad

 

John: Mommy no😔

 

Sera:

 

Helth: JSFDLJ🤣🤣🤣

 

Human Taser⚡: SJKDFHLSFDK

 

Big Daddy: ..I’m having lunch with my aunt later anyways so..

 

John: wOw look at Big Daddy all grown up

 

Big Daddy: You wish you were me.

 

Helth: FJSLD

 

Sera: KSJDFOBSVIOSDFSGPIOAPW9H R WH

Sera: IM WHEEXIHIN

 

John: ..

 

Human Taser⚡: d

Human Taser⚡: did something happen????

 

Helth: ❓❓❓

 

Sera: we walk into Johns dorm w his dad

Sera: and Blyke and Isen are just. In Blykes room w Ratatouille

Sera: like. Murmuring sweetly(?) to him and possibly eachother

 

Bruh: sERA STPPPP

 

Sera: &Jonhs dad is jus like.

Sera: “wow John you sure have interesting roommates… what have you been up to?”

Sera: and john just. Stands there while Blyke slams his door sfhdsfjouhe

 

Human Taser⚡: SKFHLSKFJAL

 

John: I am going to kill everyone in this dorm and then my slef.

 

Bruh: at this point?? I would help you…

 

Sera: wOw john i thought we were friends😒

 

John: YOU DELIGHT IN MY MISERY.

 

Sera: as friends do

 

Helth: 😂

 

Simp: *sad twerking*

 

Bruh: ^

 

Human Taser⚡: nOT INFRONT OF THE CHIDL

 

Bruh: we ar literally teenagers

 

Human Taser⚡: no. ur cat

 

Simp: hes sleeping. He sees nothing

 

John: If my dad sees you 2 twerking I will personally throw you out of the nearest window

John: Ive done it before. I WIll do i t again.

 

Sera: JHSFOSDHFP jOhn s dad just asked hinm “so.. U got anyone liek that?”

 

Helth: HHALSDA;KLD

 

John: HE WINFKED AND YOU WINKE SDBACK

John: I IWLL KICK YOU OUY

 

Sera: U do be getting kinda close w Arlo t ho👀👀👀

 

Human Taser⚡: SJKDFHLSKDF

Human Taser⚡: cmon John we r all in relationships.. Join the crew

 

John: Sera doesn’t need a relationship and neithe rod i.

 

Human Taser⚡: Sera’s vibes r too powerful for a realationahsip.

 

Helth: realationahsip

 

Human Taser⚡: BB DTOP BULLYIGN ME😢💔

 

Helth: bullyign

 

Bruh: bullyign

 

Human Taser⚡: 💔💔💔

Human Taser⚡: logging off… dhmu non eof u love me😔

 

Helth: wiAT BB COME BACKK😟

Helth: ily,,,, imsorry 😢💚💙

 

Simp: this feels like a romance drama

 

Sera: wishing I had popcorn..

 

Helth: 💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙

Helth: BABE PLS😭😭

 

Human Taser⚡: ..

 

Helth: 😭💚

Helth: i offer u all the hearts🥺💚💙💚💙

 

Human Taser⚡: …

 

Sera: HSIEOFE

Sera: jOhn s dad just looked at his phone & was like “wHAts the tea son??”

Sera: iM CHOKGIN ON MY WATER SFKJLSAB

 

John: dads asking why i have a friend named human taser.. ._.

 

Human Taser⚡: ..

 

Helth: 💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙

Helth: boo pls

Helth: bb

Helth: honeybug

Helth: pika

 

Human Taser⚡: ugh bb u know i cant stay mad a t u🥺💖💓💕💗✨

 

Helth: 🥰🥰🥰

 

Bruh: thirdwheel mode activated

 

Human Taser⚡: hOW DO U THINK I FEEL W U AND ISEN HUh???

 

Sera: *eats imaginary popcorn*

 

Simp: WE ARENT DATING

 

Human Taser⚡: yeah not openly huh🙄

 

Helth: 🤣

 

Simp: this is bullying and i do not stand for it >:/

 

Bruh: ^^^

 

Human Taser⚡: mHm suuure

 

Big Daddy: Can you guys Stop Spamming

 

John: No

 

Bruh: No

 

Simp: Nope

 

Helth: sry Arlo

 

Human Taser⚡: no thi sis important

 

GOSSIP HOE: I woke up late what did I miss-

 

Bruh: oh shit its her again

 

Helth: get away tea spiller😡🙅

 

Human Taser⚡: begone t h o t

 

GOSSIP HOE: 😒

 

Sera: Petition to remove the gossip from this chat

 

Helth: 🙋♀️

 

Bruh: delete her

 

GOSSIP HOE: woooow

 

Human Taser⚡: we are not stanning the energy Cecile has created in this dennys tonight

 

Simp: ^^^

 

John: Cecile you better stop posting weird shit shipping me and Arlo before I snip all your charger wires

 

Sera: GET her John

Sera: Shes been trying to ship us too -_-

 

John: wOw

John: what part of “I’m gay” do you no t understand

 

GOSSIP HOE: You know what, I’m feeling so attacked rn

GOSSIP HOE: bye👋

 

GOSSIP HOE left the chat

 

Human Taser⚡: you know what I should be upset but honestly? I’m not

 

Simp: good riddance

 

John: Sera and I are NOT romance.

 

Bruh: mhm ‘platonic’ ok

 

John: SAYS YOU

John: I will fucking microwave you

 

Simp: that’s the rarest threat ive heard all day

 

Sera: Threats are johns specialty

 

John: Someday I’ll fulfill them all

 

Helth: Even the one about turning bones into pottery??🤔

 

John: especially that one.

 

Bruh: That’s some serial killer shit

 

Helth: oh hekc I gotta go wait fo rmy parents at the school gate🏃♀️

 

Human Taser⚡: want me to come too?🥺 mine wont b here till the afternoon

 

Helth: aww ofc!! Ur so sweet💚

 

Human Taser⚡: 😊💗💖✨

 

Sera: remember to put Beans away!!

 

Helth: got it😊

 

10:07 AM

Human Taser⚡: JFHWEIB

 

Sera: nO BENEAS

 

John: w hat

 

Human Taser⚡: BENAS GO TOUT

 

Helth: aww my brothers love him🥺

 

Sera: UR PARENT S BETTER NOT TELL AD MINTSRSATION

 

Helth: nooo i think they like him !!!!!!

 

Human Taser⚡: big sigh of relief

 

Simp: I-

 

Human Taser⚡: be glad it wasn’t Arlos parents

 

Sera: ^^

 

Big Daddy: What tf do y’all have against my parents

 

Helth: ur parents are…

Helth: sticklers

 

Big Daddy: woww

 

Sera: Elaine your brothers are so..

Sera: spicey

 

Helth: i

Helth: idk if u couldve put that better but,,,, go off ig

 

Sera: nO bullying me

 

Human Taser⚡: they do b kinda rowdy tho😜

 

Sera: Elaine if your crackhead siblings break OUR microwave u better be buying anew one

Sera: I Need my microwave popcorn

 

Helth: 😭

Helth: they arent THAT bad

 

Sera:

 

Human Taser⚡:

Human Taser⚡: bb i love u but

Human Taser⚡: one of ur brothers just almost threw the other out the window

 

John: Aw I do that with Arlo all the time

 

Big Daddy: No the Fuck you don’t

 

Sera: HSKDFJSLD

 

Simp: JFKESL

 

Bruh: SFLJKSLDF

 

Sera: Can we just agree that everyone in Wellston is a crackhead

Sera: Ur all unhinged

 

John: thanks mommy

 

Sera:

 

Helth: JSFKDL

 

Bruh: Ill be back, gotta video call my folks

 

Simp: show them our child

 

Bruh: I would but all my siblings would actually scream

Bruh: Like actually

 

Simp: Even better

Simp: John we r about to shatter ur eardrums

 

John: Jokes on you im out for brunch w my dad

 

Helth: Anyone else think that was a surprisingly wholesome sentence for John?🤔🥺

 

Human Taser⚡: yep

 

Simp: definitely

 

John: s h u t before I microwave your oranges

 

Helth: nO

 

Sera: you Better not

Sera: Elaines family brought her like. 2 boxes of oranges and if you do a single thing to them I will personally stab u

 

Human Taser⚡: stay away from my gf and her oranges💢🔪

 

Helth: aw ily babe🥺💚

 

Human Taser⚡: 💖💗💞

 

Helth: 🥰🥰🥰

 

10:51 AM

 

Bruh: iSNE STOP PHOTOBOMBING ME

 

Simp: show them our child

 

Bruh: WE ARE TAKLING ABTOU MY GRADES

 

Simp: Get off your phone then??

 

Helth: SKJFDL

 

Sera: FLSDKJ

Sera: Also, Elaines brothers officially give better piggyback rides than you John

 

John: >:/

John: Im being replaced this is not okay

 

Simp: JFKSL

 

Human Taser⚡: wow f lmao

 

Sera: Not my fault u ditched me for ur dad🙄

 

John: Not my fault you hate urs -_-

 

Sera: wOW

 

Helth: teaa

 

Bruh: ALL U SHUTTT

Bruh: MY SISTER HEARD MY PHOEN BUZZING FROM UR MESSAGES AND SHE WA SLIKE “IS TAHT A VIBRATOR?”

 

Sera: HSJKDFLASDFJ

 

Simp: wait Which sister sdfjklsdfjskdf

 

Helth: F

 

Bruh: Risa. the 14 year odl

 

Sera: wow smh

Sera: How many siblings do u have even

 

Bruh: too many

 

Helth: F

Helth: as a certified Younger Sibling I do not have to deal with fetuses😌

 

Human Taser⚡: yeah bc you were the fetus😳

 

Helth: WOW so were you

 

Sera: where’s my popcorn..?👀

 

Helth: oUR RELATIONSHPI DRAMA IS NOT YOUR TEA

Helth: 😭😭😭

 

Sera: everything is my tea😎

 

Simp: HSHDFKALSD

Simp: BLYKE JUST THREHW HSI PHOEN ACROSS THE ROOM

 

Human Taser⚡: HSDFKSFHJ

 

John: I was going to make fun of one of your typos but there were too many to choose from

 

Simp: nO sHUTT

 

1:45 PM

Sera sent an image: sleepyboye.png

Sera: Daily Beans update!!😊

 

Helth: AWWWW😍😍😍

Helth: i am going to eaat hsmfjdlshgioPGRHEAPUInlfdjlagQHPONjn

 

Sera: ?????

 

Human Taser⚡: SHSDJKFKLDS ELAINES BROHTER STOLE HER PHOEN

 

Helth: they are dog loving heathens and I am going to disown them💢

 

Sera: Where even are you guys lmaooooo

 

Helth: We went to a cafe in town

Helth: the owner looks like he wants to kick us out-

 

Bruh: sjfkdsfh

Bruh: Isens calling his parents rn… Time to get him back >:3

 

Human Taser⚡: sdfhjksdf

 

Sera: kiss him😈

 

Bruh:

 

Helth: SFJDKLSD🤣🤣

 

Human Taser⚡: FSJDLSJKFL

 

Bruh: STOP SHIPPING US

 

Sera: Never

 

John: nah

 

Helth: 😇

Human Taser⚡: ^^

 

Bruh: >:^(

 

3:17 PM

Helth: Remis parents officially approve of me!! 🤠

 

Sera: Aw thats actually sweet🥳

 

Human Taser⚡: 🥰

 

Bruh: What did u two just commit pda infrony of Remis parents till they gave in

 

Human Taser⚡: wOw look whos’ talking

 

Bruh: Stop this is Bullying🛑

 

Helth: anYways

Helth: remi ur parents r so nice🥺🥺🥺

 

Human Taser⚡: ik 🥺 i love them

 

John: STOP BEING WHOLESOME

 

Sera: uh oh!!

Sera: John is abt to commit Threatening

 

John: sHUTTT

 

Bruh: Sorry you arent used to uh

Bruh: basic human affection?

 

John:

 

Sera: JDFKSL

Sera: U DIDNT HAVE TO DO HIM LIKE THAT

 

John: 🗡️🗡️🗡️

 

Helth: uh oh not even a knife

Helth: hes sending a wholeass sword emoji😳

 

Human Taser⚡: DKFSJL this is a new level of threatening

 

Sera: ^^^

 

Bruh: ^

Bruh: acTually john please dont stab me in yoru sleep

Bruh: stab isen instead

 

Simp: WOW

Simp: wHAT DDI I DO

 

Bruh: U KEPT VIDEOBOMIBNG ME

 

Simp: JOHNS BICEPS SCARE ME

 

Bruh: GOOD

 

Simp: yOU TRIED TO VIDEO BOMB ME??

 

Bruh: aND YOU SMACKED ME IN THE FACE

 

Sera: mmm this popcorn is so salty 🤭

 

Helth: owo is it a new brand??

 

Simp: I WAS THIS CLOSE TO THROWING MY LAPTOP AT YOUR HEAD

 

Sera: yeye!!😊

 

Helth: save some for me!!🥺

Chapter Text

Monday November 26th, 7:49 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Sera: EKAINE

 

Helth: FJSHDPIF

Helth: REMI SAVE ME😭

 

Human Taser⚡: ❓

 

Sera: ELAINE STOEL MY CEREALS AGAIN🤬

 

Big Daddy: ..

Big Daddy: Why am I dealing with this at 8 in the morning

 

Sera: SHUT

Sera: INEED MY LUCKYCHARMS OR I AM GOING TO LUCKY HARM

 

Helth: SDFJAAFJSJKFLJ

Helth: PLEASE DOTN TICKLE MY FEETS

 

Human Taser⚡: Sera idc if you are our former ace

Human Taser⚡: If you kill my gf i am legaly obligated to fry the circuits in ALL ur electronics😠

 

Sera: ..

Sera: i jUst want my cEreAl

Sera: dOnt hArm mE liKe tHis

 

Simp: Ur rich tho?

Simp: Go to umart and buy more

 

Sera: I simply want cereals.,,,

Sera: in the Comfort of my Dorm😒

 

Helth: YOUR CEREALS ARENT ASAFE WITH ME AREOUND

 

Human Taser⚡: areound

 

Sera: areound

 

Simp: areound

 

Helth: Y U GOTTA DO ME LIKE THSI😭😭😭

 

Sera: i would come after ur feet but im cereal deprived

Sera: Catch me skipping first period to vibe at the U mart😩

 

John: u better be here by second period,,

John: I cannot be in a classroom w these crackheads

 

Bruh: Ur just mad arlo wont respond to ur texts

 

John:

 

Helth: not john pining for Arlo in eng😩

 

John: Not me about to punch you into next tuesday

 

Helth: 😢

 

Simp: Tuesday is tomorrow tho-

 

Human Taser⚡: OI if u punch my gf i Will electrocute u💢

 

Sera: *buys popcorn at the umart and eats it with milk like cereal*

 

John: ALL U SHUT

John: Sera,,, do Not do that

John: I will disown u

 

Sera: Jokes on you my parents threaten to disown me all the time

 

Helth:

 

John:

 

Simp:

 

Bruh:

 

Human Taser⚡:

Human Taser⚡: f

 

Sera: ty but

Sera: Jokes on them i have like 5 backup plans if they cut me off

 

Big Daddy: and you guys think I’m the traumatized one huh

 

Bruh: Let’s face it. We’re all traumatized

 

Big Daddy: Nope. I’m a functional human

 

Simp: mhm. Ok arlo

 

John: Ur literally addicted to tea

 

Big Daddy: It could be worse

 

Sera: that’s what they all say

Sera: -my 5th therapist

 

Bruh: dang Ive only ever had one

 

Sera: oop

Sera: i kept going thru them bc either they were focused on molding me into a version my parents would accept or i just didnt vibe w them

Sera: OO look

Sera sent a photo: slicc.png

Sera sent a photo: matte.png

Sera sent a photo: yEs.png

 

Bruh: john come get ur girl shes drowning her sorrows in nail polish

 

John: not again

John: sEra i thought u already had like 20 black nail polishes

 

Sera: u can never have too many!!😉

Sera: plus it’s my parents money sooooo

Sera: Not my problem when they go bankrupt from my polish addiction

 

11:31 AM

It being the day of the month when the famous Triple Chocolate Cake was served, the cafeteria was packed. As John walked in, he was roughly jostled by two mid-tiers who were arguing over whose fault it was that they’d been too late to get a slice of cake. John sighed, leaning against the wall as he waited for the fray to thin.

As he took out his phone for a round of Angry Pigs, Remi and Elaine rushed past him. The latter was holding a plate of the cake, and the former’s hands were sparking as she held them out in front of her, threatening to electrocute anyone who dared intercept her.

John rolled his eyes. As usual, the high-tiers were the ones guaranteed a piece of cake. Just as they were guaranteed everything they wanted in life.

How many of them deserve it?

11:46 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Human Taser⚡: bby please

Human Taser⚡: talk to me please😭

 

Helth: 💢

 

Human Taser⚡: im sorry😢 pls boo

Human Taser⚡: ill take u to the bakery after this pls🥺

 

Helth: 😒

 

Bruh: wHat happened???

 

Human Taser⚡: please😭😭😭

Human Taser⚡: im gonna start listening to sad nightcore playlists agin🤧

 

Simp: Not this again

Simp: elaine whatever she said jUst respond to her😐

 

Helth: boo you HURT me

Helth: you BETRAYED my TRUSt😠

Helth: you have SCORCHED me and LEFT ME TO DIE😫

 

Human Taser⚡: IM SO SORRY😭😭😭

 

Helth: YOU ATE THE REST OF THE CAKE

Helth: I WANTED SOME

 

Human Taser⚡: PLEASE🥺💖

 

Helth: ..

Helth: 💔

 

John: JFKDL

 

Human Taser⚡: sHUT

 

Helth: i cant deal w class today. Im skipping😪

Helth: you think youre the one whos going to listen to sad nightcores??

Helth: THINK AGAIN

 

Human Taser⚡: babe plese🤕

 

Helth: u betrayed me.

 

Simp: that was a whole ass movie plot

Simp: where is Sera with the popcorn??

 

Bruh: probably playing w beans??

 

Human Taser⚡: guys please😿

Human Taser⚡: elaine went offline.. She wont return my calls..😭😭

Human Taser⚡: i need to make this up to her

 

Bruh: lemme get this straight..

Bruh: u ate her cake and now shes mad

 

Human Taser⚡: wE agreed to share the cake but thenshe wetn to the bathroom adn i ate the cake bvz i thought she didnt want naymoere but then she got mad and ran away

 

Simp: dramatic

 

Bruh: buy her another cake

 

Human Taser⚡: no. this my future WIF

Human Taser⚡: i gotta outdo my self

 

John: ..y’all are skipping class for this huh

 

Human Taser⚡: shuttttt

Human Taser⚡: my relationship is more important than school😩😩😩

 

John: That emoji gives major horny vibes

 

Human Taser⚡:

 

Simp:

 

Bruh:

Bruh: it lowkey do tho

 

Human Taser⚡: 😭😭😭

Human Taser⚡: OFF TO THE BAKERY

 

John rolled his eyes. Seraphina was still offline.

Did she lose her phone? Or maybe it’s on silent…

 

Sera

John: Hey where r u?

John: U with beans??

John: seraaaaaaaaaa

 

No response.

Sighing, John got up from the bench he’d been eating lunch on.

I should probably get to studying for that history test tomorrow…

 

1:39 PM

John Telling People to Shut

Human Taser⚡: were done listening to sad nightcores!!😊

 

Helth: remi has won my love with pastries and also her sweet face

 

Human Taser⚡: ily babe🥺💞❤️

 

Helth: u too💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚

 

John: wow these bitches gay. Good for you good for you

John: Anyways. Is Sera there?

 

Helth: no but Beans is!!

Helth: he cuddled w us during our nightcores listening🥰

Helth sent an image: sleepykitye.png

 

John: ..

 

Bruh: Oop

Bruh: Ur gf not answering ur texts??

 

John: we are Not dating.

 

Bruh: *platonic soul mate

 

John:

John: acceptable

John: And yes. I don’t know where the fuck she is.

 

Simp: Maybe her parents surprised her with abducting her back to her house

 

John: That sounds horrible, Sera hates her family

 

Helth: Maybe shes taking a nap?🤔

 

John: Is she in her room?

 

Helth: ..nope

 

John: ..

 

Bruh: Oof, ditched

2:05 PM

John: Sera

John: Seraaaaaaaa

John: sErApHinAAaAa

 

Helth: sTop sPamMiNg

Helth: remi and i are trying to cuddle in peace💢

 

John: nO

John: sErA

 

Sera: Hi.

 

John: sERA

John: wHERE are you??????????

 

Sera: Sorry. I’m kinda busy right now.

 

John: For the past 3 hours??/?

 

Sera: Ugh, yeah.

Sera: Talk to you later.

 

John: wIAT

 

Bruh: she went offline-

Bruh: Harsh

 

John: no that was WERID AS FUCK

 

Human Taser⚡: lowkey yeah..

 

Helth: welp😐

Helth: remi wanna go to woaba?

 

Human Taser⚡: aw ofc babe🥰

Chapter Text

Tuesday November 27th, 7:14 AM

John Telling People to Shut

John: Is Sera back yet?

 

Helth: idk

Helth: I don’t think so?

 

John’s knuckles rapped against the door to Sera and Elaine’s dorm.

It’s not true. She has to be there.

As soon as the knob turned, John practically threw himself against the door, barging into the room despite Elaine’s protests. He marched into Sera’s room, yanking open her door, Elaine at his heels.

It was empty.

“Sera?”

No response. Sera’s bed was unmade, her belongings were in place as usual. A stray hoodie lay on the floor.

John half-expected her to pop out from under the bed or behind the door, laughing at her prank. But she wouldn’t do something like that.

“She’s not here, John…” Elaine stammered from behind him.

John whirled around to face her. “I can fucking see that.”

She winced, and John paused only for a moment.

 

John Telling People to Shut

John: Where the fuck is Sera.

 

Big Daddy: Why would we know?

 

Bruh: Shes still gone?

 

John: No shit.

 

Human Taser⚡: I haven’t seen her

 

Helth: me neither

Helth: I fed Beans last night, she usually does that

 

Simp: could she be doing family stuff?

 

John: She wouldve told me.

John: Her texts yesterday were weird af

 

Human Taser⚡: WAIT

Human Taser⚡: Could it be the same people who took her ability??

Human Taser⚡: Is it EMBER?

 

John: ..

 

Big Daddy: It’s possible. We don’t really know if those two are the same group though.

 

John: We have to find her.

John: Either way shes in danger

John: She cant just disappear like this

 

Big Daddy: ..

Big Daddy: I’m not your errand boy.

 

John: Listen here you prick

 

Helth: arlo please

Helth: Sera could actually be in trouble-

 

Human Taser⚡: Yeah this is pretty concerning

Human Taser⚡: maybe she’s still at the school?

Human Taser⚡: I’ll ask around.. Blyke, Isen u guys shoudl help

 

John: If something happens to her because all of you did nothing there will be hell to pay. Consider that a promise not a threat. I will tear you all down

 

Bruh: jeez ok

 

Simp: Okok

 

Helth: were scared for her too!!!!!!!

 

Big Daddy: It’s probably a good idea to keep this on the down low.

Big Daddy: Letting everyone know we’re looking for her could alert the culprit.

 

Simp: good thing cecile isn’ t here then-

 

Helth: Ye

 

Huh. So they actually bothered to care. Surprising.

John wasn’t sure what he expected from the Royals of Wellston. Worse? Better?

Not like Sera could even lay claim to a royal title anymore, even if she wanted to.

Are they only doing this because they know about my ability?

John gritted his teeth.

No. Arlo wouldn’t tell anyone. He couldn’t bear to be stronger than anyone else.

 

Isen

John: Meet me at the back gate.

 

Isen: ?????????

Isen: Is this about sera because we are already looking for her

 

John: You know dont you?

 

Isen: know what?

Isen: i know nothing

 

John: You told Arlo.

 

Isen:

 

John: I’ll be there in five minutes. Youd better be too.

 

Seraphina had been offline for over half a day. There was no doubt that something was up.

Not in her dorm, not in class…

The late-November leaves scattered across the sidewalk crunched behind John. He turned to see Isen.

“Um… Did you want something?” Isen glanced around nervously.

“Activate your ability,” John commanded, not bothering to hide the coldness in his tone. “Is there anyone around?”

Isen shook his head.

“Good.” With that, John activated his own ability, copying Isen’s. The anger in his stomach swelled.

“You exposed me to Arlo.”

Isen took a step back. “I- I couldn’t just-,”

John’s fist swung out, catching Isen square in the face. He staggered backwards, barely catching himself on the back gate.

“Don’t fuck around with my past,” John growled. Reaching into his pocket, he pulled out a paper bag from U-mart. “This is your only warning.”

He placed the bag over his head and turned to leave.

“Wait, are you just gonna walk around with a bag on your head?” Isen called from behind him.

“Shut the fuck up,” John retorted. “I’m building an image.”

 

7:55 AM

Arlo

Arlo: John is that you????? Wtf

 

John: Shut the fuck up I dont judge your life decisions

 

Arlo: You literally just yeeted Abel off the roof???? I HAD TO CATCH HIM.

 

John: Congrats on catching yourself a man. I needed the view.

 

Arlo: TEN STUDENTS SAW YOU.

 

John: I DONT CARE.

John: UNTIL YOU FIND SERA IM GOING TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES.

 

Arlo: Youre going too FAR, john

Arlo: People are seeing a masked man run around the school screaming and punching people

Arlo: Darren is also mad

 

John: FUCK ALL OF THEM

John: SERA IS IN DANGER

 

Arlo: YOU ARENT HELPING

Arlo: HOW IS CAUSING CHAOS SUPPOSED TO RESOLVE ANYTHING

 

John: FUCK YOU

8:11 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Big Daddy: Updates.

 

Bruh: Nothing so far

 

Simp: ^

 

Helth: Remi and I are asking around

Helth: anything we should ask about?

 

Big Daddy: Not in particular

Big Daddy: Just if anyones seen Seraphina yesterday

Big Daddy: Holden and I are going through the student directory so tell me if you get any leads.

 

John was seething.

Nothing. They’re all useless.

Even from the roof, his view of campus had been useless.

you’re useless.

He stalked through the nearly-empty halls.

Where is she?

Most of the students appeared to be in classrooms, like every day. Nobody was on the roof. The courtyards were nearly empty. Even the school’s basement, which was the creepiest fucking arrangement of rooms known to man, was completely deserted as usual.

That organization didn’t get her, did they?

 

9:01 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Human Taser⚡: We might have a lead.

 

Arlo: Come to room 229

 

Human Taser⚡: Got it

 

Helth: 👍

 

A lead.

John debated joining the students meeting in 229. But he was still wearing the paper bag. It was too risky to appear in front of so many of them like that.

I should just ask Arlo about it.

“Outta my way, weirdo!” Someone yelled from behind him, a split second before John was roughly shoved from behind. A boy with blonde hair stopped in front of him. “What’re you doing, standing in the middle of the hallway?”

John glared at the boy, though he was sure the other student couldn’t see his expression underneath the paper bag. Regaining his balance, he punched the boy square in the face.

The boy stumbled back, but before John could punch him again, a hand landed on his shoulder. John whirled around to find himself staring up at Arlo.

“Move. We need to talk to this kid,” Arlo demanded, and John gritted his teeth.

“Ar-Arlo?” The boy John had punched stammered out. “Evie! What the hell did you-,”

“Hower. She’s not involved in this. But Seraphina is.” Arlo’s response made both John and Hower stiffen. John watched as Arlo questioned Hower, who cowered in the presence of Wellston’s King.

They’re holding her at 12 Batson Street.

Evie and Remi cast John questioning glances, and he fought the urge to punch them as well. They’d probably try to unmask him if he did though.

No point in being exposed to more students.

At last, Arlo, Remi, Evie and Elaine left Hower, who was glaring after them self-righteously.

Do you think what you did to Sera was right?

John took a step closer to him.

Holding her captive? Beating her up?

“What the hell do you want.” Despite Hower’s facade of bravery, his voice trembled.

John didn’t respond. Well, not verbally. Instead, he raised his hands.

Hower would be the first to experience his full wrath at Sera’s abduction.

Chapter Text

Tuesday November 27th, 10:36 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: life is pain

 

Helth: im sorry sera.. We shouldve been looking for u earlier😔

 

Sera: ah great now we both feel bad

 

Bruh: Idk how to comfort yall but i do have the eng notes

 

Sera: Thats the nicest thing ive heard all day

 

Helth: plenty of people missed u sera!!

Helth: We were asking around for our lovely reasonable friend seraphina who could light up a room with her presence🥺

 

Sera:

Sera: I asked for niceness not straight up lies😳

Sera: lEts face it i have an attitude and like 2 friends😌

 

Helth: nooooooo

 

Sera: yes

 

Helth: nO

 

Sera: yes

 

John: I would argue but thats pretty accurate

 

Sera: B))

Sera: Get flexed on Elaine

Sera: Im self aware confirmed

 

Helth: ACCEPT MY COMPLIMENTS💢

 

Sera: nO, i don’t think I will

 

Bruh: Yo what happened to the,, uh

Bruh: Culprits?

 

Simp: Who knows

Simp: Arlo probably took care of it

 

Helth: ^

 

Big Daddy: I informed the headmaster.

Big Daddy: They won’t be pulling anything like that anytime soon.

 

Helth: ur awesome arlo😊

 

John: ha, Simp

 

Helth: 😡

 

Human Taser⚡: y don’t you talk to me like that babe🥺

 

Helth: i do babe🥺

Helth: ur awesome too💚💚💚

 

Human Taser⚡: awww ilysm🥰🥰🥰

 

Helth: aw u too😘

 

John: ew

 

Helth: shut😡

 

John: No get a room

 

Helth: 😡😡😡

 

Human Taser⚡: we r simply expressing our love🥰

 

Bruh: Ur making us feel like 3rd wheels😐😑

 

Human Taser⚡: SAYS YOU

 

Helth: 👃 sniff sniff, what’s that i smell❓🤔

Helth: ITS HYPOCRISY❗❗

 

Bruh: IS NOT

 

Helth: is too😂😹

 

Bruh: IS NOT

 

Human Taser⚡: it is tho

 

Simp: this is Bullying😒

 

Human Taser⚡: its true tho😏

 

John: Can we talk about something other than everyone’s absurd amount of sexual tension

 

Human Taser⚡: Ok Arlo Simp #2

 

John: WOW

John: That is extremely insulting to me on multiple levels

 

Bruh: You literally called Arlo daddy

Bruh: multiple times

 

John: I USED THE FATHER EMOJI

John: THE FATHERHOOD EMOJI CANCELS OUT THE SUBTEXT

 

Simp: does it tho🤔

 

Helth: 🤔🤔🤔

 

John: SHUT BEFORE I DUMP YALLS PHONES IN THE BLENDER

 

Helth: hey dont threaten my gf like that❗❗

 

Human Taser⚡: u touch Elaines phone, i start breaking bones🦴🚫

 

John: Ill steal your kneecaps too🔪

 

Bruh: Square up betch

 

John: 🔪🔪🔪

John: Hard to square up without ur knees

 

Simp: Elaine do bones grow back with a healing ability??

 

Helth: .. no,, i dont think so

 

John: 🔪🔪🔪

 

“Ugh. I’m so bored,” Sera groaned, flopping back onto her infirmary bed, then wincing. “Ow…”

“Wanna check Cecile’s stupid gossip page thing?” John offered, holding out his phone. Sera shrugged.

“Can’t hurt. Even though I hate her.”

“Can’t blame you,” John agreed, pulling up the page on his phone. The first headline caught Sera’s eye.

MASKED MAN RUNS AROUND SCHOOL TERRORIZING STUDENTS

“What’s that?” She asked, jabbing a finger at it. John’s eyebrows furrowed.

“Uh….”

Sera clicked on the article.

A masked assailant has been running around the school, reportedly asaulting several students, including throwing one student off a roof and punching several. Rumors as to who it is have been circulatign but general consensus points to it being dangerous to approach thsi student. Take caution.

DESCRIPTION: Male, about average height and build, wearing Wellston uniform. Wears bag on head for unknown reasons.

Below the description was an image of an average-looking student with glowing orange eyes and a bag over his head. His fists were clenched and he was walking towards whoever was holding the camera. Seraphina bit her lip looking at the picture.

“Scary,” she breathed.

John tensed. “What about it?”

“The fact… The fact someone can just walk around in a mask and cause havoc like this,” Sera murmured.

“I don’t see a reason we should be worried,” John laughed. “We’re cripples. If this person is trying to… establish dominance, we’re the least impressive to beat up.” Despite his smile, his tense body language betrayed his nervousness. Sera raised an eyebrow.

“You can fight, can’t you?”

John shrugged. “You could say that.”

“Easy for you to say, then.” Sera looked down at her hands. Once, she’d been able to do real damage with her ability. Now she was useless. “You aren’t useless.”

Don’t say that.” John grasped her shoulders. “Even without an ability, you’re a strong person, Sera.” His eyes held an intensity Sera didn’t usually see in him. “You’re gonna make it through this, I know it.”

Of course.

This was John. He’d always been a cripple, yet he was always smiling, always fighting, always laughing.

He’s so strong despite being a cripple.

Sera smiled despite herself.

I can be strong too.

 

10:35 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: The infirmary suckssssssss

 

Bruh: Ditch then B)

 

Sera: I want to but Darrens watching me like a hawk😒

Sera: “sErApHinA yOurE hUrt” I WANNA SEE BEANS

Sera: Beans heals the emotional hurt

 

Helth: sera: to warm my head: extensions
to warm my hands: nail polish
to warm my heart: BEANS

 

Sera: ^^^^^^ VALID

 

John: nail polish doesnt warm things idiot

 

Sera: spiritual warmth and fulfillment

 

John: ..

John: whatever u say polish addict

 

Sera: Dont judge my addictions😑 ur the one whos addicted to working out

 

John: Its called a coping mechanism >:(

 

Sera: suuure

Sera: aNyways

Sera: anyone wanna do me a favor🥺👉👈

 

Bruh: only if you never use that face again

 

Helth: Yeah its kinda scary when u use it😅

 

Sera: Glad to know

Sera: n e ways. Can someone distract Darren so i can ditch this sterile sensory deprivation chamber of an infirmary

 

Helth: JKFDSL

Helth: ye ill go tell him Blyke and isen are fighting over stupid shit again

 

Simp: hEY

Simp: property destruction isnt stupid >:/

 

Helth: So you committed property destruction as retaliation of your property being destructed

 

Simp: yes

 

Bruh: logic 100

 

Simp: Blyke i will not hesitate to punch you

 

Bruh: come at me >:/

 

Helth: well looks like i wont have to lie 😐

 

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

 

“Beans! I’m home!” Sera called as soon as she opened her dorm’s door. Immediately the cat was at her feet, sniffing at her and rubbing his head against her calves. As soon as Sera knelt down and scooped him up, Beans started purring.

“He’s so soft,” John said, stroking Beans’ head. Sera smiled.

“Yeah, I feel bad for leaving him in the dorm all day. Then again, Blyke and Isen said they’d start bringing over Ratatouille soon neither of them will be lonely.” She set Beans back on the ground and headed to the cabinet. “Finally I can eat my lucky charms.”

Chapter Text

Wednesday November 28th, 3:09 PM

John Telling People to Shut

Human Taser⚡: can someone come to the basement w me🥺👉👈

Human Taser⚡: that place is creepy AF and im scared to go alone

 

Bruh: Y do you need to go to the basement??

 

Human Taser⚡: I volunteer in the school library after classes mostly for volunteer hours

Human Taser⚡: & miz Alisea told me to go get some textbooks from there🤧🤧🤧

 

Helth: bb ily but no

Helth: that place is scarey af😥

 

Human Taser⚡: BB PLEASE😭

Human Taser⚡: I DONT WANNA GET KILLED BY A GOHST

 

Bruh: gohst

 

Helth: gohst

 

Human Taser⚡: i-

Human Taser⚡: ive been betrayed

Human Taser⚡: pls boo🥺

 

Helth: ..

Helth: yknow what screw it

Helth: if i die i dont have to take next weeks trig test 😎

 

Human Taser⚡: yes boo!!

 

Helth: 😊💚

 

Human Taser⚡: 💖💖💖

 

John: good luck lmaoo

 

Sera: Elaine can i have ur curler after u die

 

Helth: wOw

Helth: U dont even have real hair

 

Sera: yES I DO

Sera: just not a lot of it

 

Human Taser⚡: Blyke join us

Human Taser⚡: whatif we actually see a ghost

 

Bruh: Do u really think shooting it is gonna work tho

 

Human Taser⚡: maybe??🤔

 

Bruh: jUst electrocute it

 

Human Taser⚡: >:/

Human Taser⚡: jUst join us

 

Bruh: nO im babysitting

 

Human Taser⚡: u dont babysit ur own child its called being a responsible parent

 

Bruh: sTOP BULLYING ME

 

Sera: blyke u fuking liarrrr

Sera: Rat is still @ my place with Beans

 

Bruh: SERA WHY

 

Helth: SJKDFHLDS

 

Human Taser⚡: EXPOSED

 

Bruh: Well now I have to pick up my child from day care.

Bruh: U happy??🙃

Human Taser⚡: nO

Human Taser⚡: Get over here before i electrocute ur ass😡⚡

 

John: oo kinky

 

Human Taser⚡:

 

Helth:

 

Bruh:

Bruh: is that the only thing u have to contribute to this conversation

 

John: Yes B)

 

Bruh:

 

Human Taser⚡: Just get over here

 

Sera: *munches popcorn*

 

Human Taser⚡:

Human Taser⚡: U too Sera,,, this is a group trip now🤗

 

Sera: nOOOO

Sera: not looking to third wheel u and Elaines date😑

 

Human Taser⚡: 😐

Human Taser⚡: 😠🔪

 

Sera: cmon im watching the cats rn

 

Human Taser⚡: theyre cats they will be f i n e

 

Sera: │・ω・`)
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|・`) - 𝓊 𝒹𝑜 𝓃𝑜𝓉 𝓈𝑒𝑒 𝓂𝑒
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Helth: we r waitingggg

Helth: u owe me one for distracting Darren the other day😇

 

Sera: fINE

Sera: But im bringing John

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

The stairs to the basement were foreboding as ever. Remi shivered. She’d only been down there once, as a first year. She’d had her entire class with her at the time. Now she was accompanied by two cripples, her girlfriend(who was clinging to her arm with strength that would’ve been cute if it didn’t feel like Remi’s arm was about to snap), and Blyke.

“Yeah, forget that, I’m out,” Sera said after a single glance into the darkness that was Wellston’s basement.

“Sera!” Elaine squawked. “You promised!”

Sera shrugged. “It looks, and smells, terrifying down there. I would much rather be at home with Beans.”

“C’mon, Sera, it can’t be that bad,” John added, tugging on her arm. Sera sighed.

“Whatever. But I’m not going first.”

“Blyke, why don’t you go first!” Remi exclaimed, shoving him forwards. Blyke shook his head, trying to duck behind her and Elaine.

“Ladies first!” He replied with a definitely forced smile. Remi fought the urge to shove him again, but Elaine was still clinging onto her other arm.

“You know what, my brothers always told me to face my fears.” Elaine stepped forwards, letting go of Remi’s arm.

“Babe-,” Remi reached for her.

“I’ll go first!” Elaine announced, taking a huge step forward and promptly tumbling down the staircase.

“Elaine!” Remi stumbled after her. Elaine groaned, her wrist at an awkward angle.

“Oops…” She activated her ability, healing it quickly.

“I don’t pity Darren,” John grumbled as he joined them. “Imagine having to deal with dumbasses like us all day.”

“Look who’s talking,” Sera snickered. John shoved her playfully.

Once Elaine had finished healing herself, Remi glanced up. The basement door loomed in front of them, and Remi bit her lip.

“All right!” Elaine sprung to her feet and reached for the door handle. Remi felt the urge to grab onto her arm.

The door creaked slightly as Elaine pulled it open to reveal the full basement. The main room was shadowy, lit dimly by only a few lightbulbs. Furniture that had fallen into disrepair and old sports equipment cluttered the floor, and plenty of the scuffed tiles were cracked.

Tentatively, Elaine stepped into the room, and Remi followed her. The rest of the group shuffled in behind them.

“Uh- so where were these textbooks supposed to be?” Elaine murmured. Remi shrugged.

“Alisea told me they would be by the back wall,” she replied, glancing around the room. She spotted a shelf filled with boxes near one of the darkest corners of the room. “...That’s probably it.”

“This place is so musty,” Sera complained as they walked. Remi and Elaine nodded in agreement.

As they neared the shelf, Remi took a slip of paper Miz Alisea had given her with the information on which textbooks to get out of her pocket.

First year General History, fourth edition.

Remi scanned the shelves, but just as she caught sight of the box labelled with the books she needed, Elaine jumped and grabbed her arm. The sudden movement sent a jolt through Remi, though thankfully not an electrical one.

“Elaine! What is it? I nearly activated my ability!” Remi hissed.

“I… I think I heard something,” Elaine replied, her voice barely a whisper. She pointed at a door shadowed by a fallen palette. “Over there.”

“Yeah, me too,” John casually added. “I think someone’s in there.”

“Uh, I’ll stay over here to get this box down,” Remi said, stepping towards the shelf. For some reason, whenever she looked over towards the shadowy door, a shiver ran down her spine. “Blyke, why don’t you check it out?”

“Uh…” Blyke glanced towards the door and swallowed hard. “Sure… It’s probably some first-years messing around, anyways…” He crept over to the door.

Remi reached for the box, but couldn’t help watching Blyke as she did so. She realized she could hear faint talking coming from beyond the door.

Slowly, Blyke reached for the handle. Grasping it, he pulled the door open and peered into the doorway.

“Doc? Mrs Kadeson? Keene?” He gasped.

The three teachers, who appeared to have been sitting in a circle on the floor around a plate of odd-looking brownies, scrambled to their feet.

“What’re you kids doing here?” Doctor Darren demanded. His ability activated, he started towards them.

“Eek! Nothing!” Blyke slammed the door shut as Remi grabbed the box of textbooks. The five students booked it out of the basement.

 

John Telling People to Shut

Bruh: DOC DOES WEED

 

Simp: In the school basement??

 

Bruh: hOw did you know??

 

Simp: uh

Simp: one of Ceciles friends (bellamy is her name i think??) wanted to publish something in the newspaper abt it

Simp: She was arguing w Cecile and another of Ceciles friends about it

 

Human Taser⚡: dskflsfdlksjfdlsfkdjls

Human Taser⚡: Wait is the other friend Dyania??

 

Simp: I think so?

Simp: theyre usually together

 

Human Taser⚡: Yea i share a home ec w them

Human Taser⚡: They straight up DEAL tea

Human Taser⚡: p sure they helped Cecile start her gossip site

 

Helth: Did u say tea? *Arlo would like to know your location*

 

John: Not the edible kind -_-

 

Helth: I was jOking 🙄

Chapter Text

Thursday November 29th, 1:09 PM

John Telling People to Shut

Simp: hey John quick question

 

John: Don’t you fucking dare expose me

John: I’ll scoop your eyes out of their sockets with Doritos

 

Simp:

Simp: Ok but why is your water bottle filled with vinegar

 

Bruh: I-

Bruh: So that’s why our dorm always has like 5 gallons of vinegar in the cabinets🤔

 

Helth: What do u do with it tho?😳

 

John: I drink it, Coward

 

Helth:

 

Bruh:

 

Simp:

Simp: y tho

 

John: Do you have a fucking problem with me

 

Simp: nO

 

Sera: HSDJKFHSLD

Sera: tHats why u never let me drink ur water

 

John: >:/

John: I shouldve let u just to see the look on your face

 

4:38 PM

Bruh: Croissants? Dropped

 

Simp: Road? Works ahead

 

Human Taser⚡: I sure hope it does😩

 

Helth: BBQ Sauce? On my titties

 

Bruh: Miss Keisha? Fukin dead

 

Sera: ohfukcofuck i cant think of any vines to reference >:O

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: I didn’t understand a word of that and also I hate all of you.

 

Bruh: ARLO DOESNT KNOW VINES???

 

John: Why would he tho

John: He’s a r l o

 

Sera: JKDSFHSL

 

Helth: 😂😂😂

 

Big Daddy: While you heathens were being weird I was studying and training to be the best. I’m sorry you can’t be as successful as I will be.

 

Sera: I’m sorry you can’t be as cultured as we are.

 

John: I’m sorry you dont have friends

 

Simp: JKDSFLFDKJ

 

Helth: sorry Arlo I hAve to laugh

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: Im disowning all of you

 

Sera: DADDY NO👨👦

Sera: Threatening to leave just like my real dad…

 

Helth:

 

John:

 

Big Daddy:

 

Bruh:

 

Simp:

 

Human Taser⚡:

Human Taser⚡: Sera u good??

 

Sera: never have been

 

Simp: F

 

Bruh: ^^

 

Helth: ^^^

 

Sera: u know what would make me feel better tho

Sera: cereal game night

 

Human Taser⚡: CEREAL GAME NIGHT

 

Bruh: yo wtf is Cereal game night

 

Helth: WE HAVENT HAD ONE OF THOSE SINCE FIRST YEAR!!

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: … Oh dear

 

Simp: WHAT is Cereal Game Night

 

Sera: Game night with cereal B)

 

Simp: ..

Simp: i should have guessed

 

Big Daddy: If you guys take a bath in cheerios again I will personally inform Vaughn of your sins.

 

Sera: U BETTER NOT

 

Helth: arlo senapi no🥺👉👈

 

Big Daddy: …

 

Human Taser⚡: Question tho. Where should we hold it

 

Helth: uh

Helth: idk

 

Sera: Lets just have it in our dorm

 

Helth: ye!! I can make orange juice😊🍊

 

Bruh: aw to match isens hair

 

Simp:

 

Helth: 😂😂😂

 

Simp: I am sitting approximately a meter away from you

 

Bruh: oh shit yeah lmao

Bruh: JTWHPHWT9GN[gNGN[J

 

John: WTF IS GOING ON ??

John: I just heard a thump and now Blyke is shrieking

 

Sera: go in his room!!

 

Helth: ^^

 

John sent an image: JSDFHLEKGHLK

 

Bruh: jGHON

 

Sera: JFLSKJHGLKJSHDVKJBLJ

 

Human Taser⚡: FDSJKLS IS HE BITING HIMN

 

Helth: yea!! Bite him like a little rat!!

 

Bruh: JOHN U ARE DEAD

 

Simp: >:OO

Simp: Elaine im literally taller than you

 

Helth: Bite him like a rat!!

 

John: Thats kinda kinky

 

Sera: ^^

 

Simp: I BIT HIS ARM

Simp: ITS NOT KINKY

 

Human Taser⚡: it kinda is tho

 

John: JDFHOGH9-WHGN

John: JKGNSFLS HES TRYIGN TO GE T IN TE FOOR

 

Sera: hA goodluck fdjslf

 

Bruh: sTOP TAKING PICTURES OF US JOHN

 

John: lET ME WRITE MY FRIEND FICTION IN PEACE

 

Bruh: NO WTF THATS WEIRD

 

Sera: JFDSKL

Sera: *munches popcorn*

 

Simp: BLYKE STOP POUNDING ON JOHNS DOOR UR SCARING THE KID

Simp: RATATOUILLE IS MEOWING

 

Bruh: O_o

Bruh: NO THE BABY

 

John: thank fuck

John: My respect for Rat has increased +1

 

Sera: which one tho

 

John: both

 

Simp:

 

Bruh:

 

Simp: I wont hesitate to bite you too John

 

John: kinky

 

6:03 PM

Human Taser⚡: GUYSGUYSGUyS

Human Taser⚡: THE NEW WEAK HERO MOVIE CAME OUT ON DVD JSFKL

Human Taser⚡: WE SHOULD DEF WATCH IT DURIG CEREAL GAME NIGHT

 

Bruh: Oh right lmao

Bruh: When were we gonna hold that again?

 

Human Taser⚡: Im thinking tomorrow🤠

 

Sera: Spicey!! I approve

 

Helth: rEMI

Helth: DID U RLLY GO TO THE BATHROOM JUST TO TEXT💢

 

Human Taser⚡: nO

Human Taser⚡: I WAS JUST ON MY PHOEN AND SAW THE NEWS

 

Helth: mHm ok

Helth: hating the energy in this dennys tonight😤

Helth: my date ditched me to fangirl…💔

 

Human Taser⚡: BABE PLS

 

Helth: 💔💔💔

 

Human Taser⚡: ill buy dessert plz forgibe me🥺🥺

 

Helth: haha nice

Helth: 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

 

Human Taser⚡: u didnt do that to convince me to buy u food did u..

 

Helth: 🤫

 

Human Taser⚡: dangit babe

 

Helth: 😇

 

Sera: oops i almost forgot!!

 

Sera: Daily Beans Update😊

Sera sent an image: beens.png

 

Helth: AWWW

Helth: babe our nephew looks so healthy🥺

 

Human Taser⚡: 🥺🥺🥺

 

Bruh: y is beans sitting ON the toilet

 

Sera: he likes the cool porceialn

Sera: he kept falling in tho so Elaine and I have to remember to close our dorms toilet seat jkaslfsjk

 

Simp: fucking superb you funky little feline

Simp: Read that outloud to Beans please

 

Sera: Btw anyone seen John??

 

Bruh: uh

Bruh: I think he mentioned doing something with Arlo??

 

Sera: perfect… time to use this as shipping fodder(˶◡‿◡)

 

Helth: JSLSDFKJHL

 

Bruh: sOEMTHGIN JSUT SMACKED AGAISNT MY WINDOW?/???

Bruh: AAAAAAAA IT HAS A FACE

 

John: LET ME IN ASSHOLE

 

Bruh: WTFWTFWTF

Bruh: THATS NOT YOU THATS A DEMON

Bruh: wE LVIE ON THE 3DR FLOor

 

John: mAYBE I PRACTICE BUILDERING IN MY SPAER TIEM OEK????/

John: jSJT LET ME IN IM HIDING FFRONM AASSLO

 

Sera: DSJKFHSLDFBSG

Sera: Howd you piss him off this time??

 

Bruh: if Arlo comes in here u better gtfo

Bruh: I dont want him fucking up my room

 

Simp: John u know Arlo can see this groupchat right

Simp: You should probably stop telling everyone where you are-

 

John: fKUC

 

Bruh: JKFSLKDJHGAL

Bruh: hE RAN

 

Sera: Johns will to live is admirable

 

John: IF IM GSIGN DOWN ITSNOR GOTMG TRO BE DT TEH HASFNS OF THTJSAT PRICK

 

Helth: ???

 

Sera: Translation: IF IM GOING DOWN ITS NOT GOING TO BE AT THE HANDS OF THAT PRICK

 

Helth: Sera we dont deserve you😽

 

Sera: (`・ω・)ノ☆・゚::゚

 

Big Daddy: WHERE IS THAT LITTLE SHIT

 

Bruh: Ill tell you which direction he went if you tell me why ur after him

 

Big Daddy: HE WALKS INTO MY APARTMENT, EYES THE PASTRIES THAT ARE COOLING ON THE COUNTER, AND STARTS SHOVING THEM IN HIS POCKETS

 

Sera: KJFDSOGHBADSLFHK

 

John: FJUCK TIU ASSIO

 

Bruh: ok he went out the door

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: I am going to pummel you once im done with him

 

Bruh: Worth it B)

 

Helth: Blyke i did Not take u for another tea hoe

 

Bruh: Im not that was for Isen

 

Simp: aww bro u should nt have

 

Bruh: anything for u bro

 

Simp: bro..

 

Bruh: 💛

 

Simp: 🧡🧡🧡

 

Human Taser⚡: are u 2 about to kiss rn

 

Bruh: nO

 

Simp: SHUT

Simp: we are BROS

 

Bruh: yes Bros and nothing more >://///

 

Simp: ..nothing more??

 

Bruh: imean unless you want to anything for u bro

 

Human Taser⚡: i-

 

Sera changed Bruh’s name to Homo

 

Homo: hEY

Homo: THATS BROMO TO U

 

Homo changed Homo’s name to Bromo

 

Human Taser⚡: Remind me why you two arent together yet-

Chapter Text

Friday November 30th, 10:57 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: Day Something of Visiting Beans instead of being a social functioning human being

Sera: i lost track

 

John: jksdfhlsdfkj

 

Sera: oh wait that Evie girl is talking to me

Sera: She wants me to sit w her??

 

Human Taser⚡: Yas queen!! Get u some friends

 

Sera: jOhn come join us!!

 

John eyed the invitation, considering it. Others rarely joined him and Sera during lunch. They were outcasts - She was intimidating, he was a cripple.

Would it be nice to sit with them?

They’re low-tiers, so maybe they do really just want to be friends…

 

John: Sure, ill be there

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

The cafeteria was crowded and noisy as ever. Nobody paid much attention to John as he entered and headed to grab some food.

He soon spotted Sera, sitting with a few others near the back of the room. She waved to him as soon as she noticed him heading towards her. The three other students sitting near her turned.

“Hi, John!” Sera greeted him as he settled next to her.

“Morning,” he replied, setting down his tray.

“This is Evie!” Sera motioned to the girl sitting next to her. “She helped during the… kidnapping incident.”

Evie waved. “Hi,” She said uneasily, as Sera continued introducing the others.

“And these are.. Roland and Terrence, right?”

The boys nodded, though Roland’s glance betrayed nervousness. Terrence, however, eyed John with an odd sort of curiosity. Something about his gaze unnerved John, as if Terrence was looking right through him.

“Nice to meet you all,” John said, offering them a smile. Roland and Evie returned forced-looking grins, while Terrence appeared preoccupied with piercing his juice box with a straw.

“Thanks for agreeing to sit with us, Seraphina!” Evie said, and Seraphina smiled.

“Thanks for inviting me.”

“What! It was nothing, you’re just so cool, even if you don’t have an ability any more. You always look so confident!” Evie exclaimed. She seemed genuinely impressed with Sera.

Do these kids have some kind of ulterior motive? They don’t seem as evil as those mid-tiers who abducted Sera… Even if they do, I’m sure Sera could fend them off with the moves I taught her…

“Aw, it’s all thanks to John,” Sera replied, patting John on the back. Caught off-guard, John forced a chuckle that came out as more of a cough.

“He taught me to fight without my ability,” Sera continued, and the others gazed at John with wide eyes.

“You’re the… cripple, right?” Terrence asked. “The one who’s always fighting with everyone?”

John bit back a sharp reply. “...Everyone always seems to want to fight with me, I guess.” He took a bite of his apple if only for an excuse to look away from their pressing gazes.

“That’s so cool! Can you teach us to fight?” Evie burst out. Roland shot her a glance that John couldn’t quite read. Terrence raised an eyebrow as he sipped his juice.

John shrugged. “Sure, I guess.”

Meeting other students could help Sera. Safety in numbers, or whatever they say…

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

4:22 PM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Sera: Whos ready for cereal game night????

 

Helth: sera i have 1 question

 

Sera: Ask away(´・ω・`)

 

Helth: HOW MUCH CEREAL DID YOU BUY

Helth sent an image: todayonhoarders.png

 

Human Taser⚡: DFLSHKLDFJL

 

Simp: JKDSFLKJFDSL

 

Sera: well it is cereal game night-

 

John: I will never understand rich people.

 

Sera: 🥣🥣🥣

Sera: Well i can always just donate what we dont eat( “・ω・゛)

 

Helth: Valid

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: Yeah don’t expect me to attend this sober.

 

John: daddy,,,, spare a bottle??

 

Big Daddy: Stop calling me that.

 

Sera: HAHA JONH FORGOT THE FATHERHOOD EMOJI

 

John: Bold of u to assume i wanted to use it in the first place😏

 

Bromo: JKFDHSLJFDLSKJFL

 

Helth: JKDFLS

 

Simp: JDFHLSDFJKSL

 

John: 😏😏😏

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: ..Time to break out the vodka

 

Sera: Screenshots? Taken]
Cereal? Bought
Blackmail folder? Updated
Bodies? Hidden

Sera: We are ready for Cereal Game Night!!

 

Simp: Wait what was that last one

 

Sera: 🙂

 

Helth: yeah be glad yall arent her roommate😅

Helth: Seras shady sometimes

 

Simp: Shadier than the school drug ring??

 

Helth:

 

Bromo: id say dont talk about the school drug ring in front of Arlo but he’s already underage drinking-

 

Big Daddy: I’m wealthy so it’s classy for me to drink.

 

Bromo:

Bromo: Fair

 

Sera: wAIT arloooo

Sera: so can I drink too🙃

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: fucking damnit

 

6:51 PM

“Sera, wha- why would you buy this much cereal?” John fought the urge to facepalm as he laid eyes upon the literal wall of cereal boxes stacked in Sera’s dorm room.

Sera sniffed. “Why not? It’s Cereal Game Night.” She had changed into her pajamas already, which were a tank top and shorts. Cradled against her chest was a purring Beans. “Plus, it’ll piss off Arlo.” A smirk crept across her face, and John found himself holding back a laugh.

“Heh, true…” He glanced around the dorm. Besides the cereal tower, little had changed since he’d last entered Sera and Elaine’s dorm. Elaine herself was nowhere to be seen. “Did Elaine ditch?”

“Elaine would never ditch Cereal Game Night,” Sera exclaimed as John spotted movement from Elaine’s doorway.

“I heard my name,” Elaine said, poking her head out of the room. Remi leaned out behind her, waving when she spotted John. Both she and Elaine were in pastel onesies.

“Is it pajama day or something?” John questioned, glancing from Sera to Elaine and Remi. Remi’s eyebrows shot up.

“Oh dang- We forgot to tell the others!” She disappeared back into Elaine’s room, then returned holding her phone. “It’s like a tradition to wear pajamas to Cereal Game Night!” Elaine giggled as Remi swiped through her phone. “Wait, I have the pictures somewhere…”

“Uh… I could just change,” John started, cutting himself off when Remi hurried up to him and Sera.

“Look!” She shoved her phone in his face. Onscreen was a selfie taken by Remi, featuring her, Sera and Elaine in matching pink pajamas. They looked younger - Sera’s hair was still long and Elaine had braces and braids.

Remi swiped to a new photo, featuring the same three. This time Sera was in the background with a bowl of Lucky Charms, though still wearing the pink pajamas from the first photo. In the foreground, Remi was giggling as she took a picture of a sleeping Elaine, whose face was covered in marker scribbles. Both of them wore nightgowns.

“Look, Arlo even joined us once!” Remi swiped to a blurry photo of herself and Sera in robes, snickering as an enraged Arlo pointed to a bathtub that appeared to be full of milk.

“Heh, I almost forgot he was there,” Sera exclaimed. “He got so pissed…” She stopped talking as there was a knock on the door.

“That him?” John asked as Sera moved to open it. She shrugged before tugging on the handle.

“We’re here and we brought Uno!” Blyke announced, marching into the room holding up a deck of cards bundled together with a rubber band. Isen followed him in.

“Ah dangit, we thought you were Arlo,” Remi giggled. “Hey, lookit this picture from the cheerios bath!” She held up her phone, and Blyke and Isen burst into snickers.

“Are you guys wearing each other’s clothes again?” Sera asked, placing a hand on her hip. A half-smile tugged at her cheeks.

“Uh. Maybe,” Isen responded, glancing down at his hoodie.

“I ship it,” Elaine announced, popping up behind Remi.

“What? Stop!” Blyke protested. “Sometimes bros just have to wear each other’s clothes. It’s a bro thing.”

“Suuure.”

“It is!”

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

7:33 PM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Sera: Assloooo

Sera: Ur lateeee

 

Big Daddy: Silly me I mustve forgot.

 

Sera: Lyinggg

Sera: Ur drunk arent u

 

Big Daddy: No jsut had a fe w shots.

 

Human Taser⚡: arlo: tWO shots of vOdkah

Human Taser⚡: *pours in half the bottle*

 

Helth: JKDFHSL

 

Simp: Arlo are u seriously ditching us??

 

Big Daddy: Did you. Not expect me to

 

Sera: assloooo ur missing outttttt

 

Big Daddy: Stop. calling. me . Tath.

 

Sera: tath

 

John: tath

 

Simp: tath

 

Helth: 🤣

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: Well now Im doubl e not coming.

 

Helth: Ur missing out on my orange juice!! 😢

 

Big Daddy: I hsve plenty of vodka. Ill live.

 

8:09 PM

Sera: DONT REVERS ETHE DECK U HEAETHEN

 

Helth: IT WAS THE ONLY CARD I HAD😭😭😭

 

John: bitch get tF out of the bathroom

 

Simp: nO SERAS GONNA KILL ME FOR THE +4

 

Bromo: Ur phones gonna run out of battery if u stay in there all night

 

Simp: I fear sera more than i fear a drained battery

 

John: Dont we all

John: ACTUALLY GET OUT THO I HAVE TO PEE

 

Sera: im waiting for yo uisen :)

 

Simp: AAAAA NO

 

Bromeo: She doesn t even have an ability? Just punch her and run away

 

Simp: SHE STILL SCARES ME

 

Helth: STOP YELLING UR GONNA WAKE REMI

 

John: IDC ABT YALLS CRINGE COUPLE THINGS I HAVE TO PEE

John: ISEN GET UR ASS OUT HERE OR I WILL BLEND ALL THE CEREALS INTO A SMOOTHIE AND START SPRAYING IT UNDER THE DOOR

 

Simp: NO SERA IS OUT THEREEEE

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: -sips tea-

 

Sera: YOURE NOTHELPING

 

9:20 PM

Sera: Idea!!

Sera: Texting Truth or Dare :))

 

Simp: we are all here tho??

Simp: We can just play regularly-

 

Sera: U want me to punch u again??????????????

 

Simp: nO

 

Bromo: JDFSLKFJD

Bromo: hE JUST DASHED INTO ELAINES ROOM ADN SLAMMED THE DOOR

 

Simp: i am HIDING with RAT nadn BEANS

 

Sera: Fool

Sera: U kidnap my cat, i retaliate ⭐👄⭐

 

John: Sera truth or dare :))

 

Sera: IM BUSY MURDERING ISEN

 

John: Blyke truth or dare :))

 

Bromo: IM BUSY HELPING ISEN NOT GTE MURDERED

 

John: Isen truth or dare :))

 

Simp: FLDSJGLJASK

Simp: SERA IS TRYIGN TO ET AT MY FEETS STOPPPPP

Simp: sERE AGO GUFLFIL UR TOE FETISH SOMWEHTE ELSE

 

Sera: oh now youre DOUBLE getting murdered

 

Bromo: STOP TRYIGN TO KILL MY BRO

 

Sera: HE KEEPS ASAYING I HAVE A TOE FEISTH

 

Simp: YOUE SR ARLWYAS AGETGKFDFJKLJnguiboiubgeriGngl

 

John: JKFGDLGKJ

John sent a video: serastoefetish.mp4

 

Simp: TGWIURGHHWKL

 

Big Daddy: ????

 

Helth: You guys are waking us up with ur roughhousing!! 😠😠

 

Human Taser⚡: yea we are trying to have a nap💢

 

John: look at the video i sent its Worth it

 

Helth: fjdlsLFDHLSJ

Helth: iS THAT SERA DRAGGING ISEN AROUND BY HIS FEET

 

John: Yeah lmaooo

 

Simp: sTOSP NO DEPETE THAT

 

John: hmm

John: Only if you accept a truth or dare :)

 

Simp: IFNE TRUTH

 

John: >:)

 

Sera: Yeah u shouldnt ve done that sdfhlskfdjsldfjlskjfdlsk

Sera: I will resume my murder spree After i make popcorn for the occasion

 

Simp: tHANK FUCK

 

Helth: hey can u 2 Not go in my bedroom together like Weirdoes

 

Bromo: WE ARE HIDING FROM SERA

Bromo: Also, Ratatouille and Beans are there

 

Helth: 😑😑

 

John: Ok so

John: Given the chance would you kiss Blyke

 

Simp: ????nO??

 

John:

John: sounds like a fukcing liE

 

Sera: We rlly gotta play this gam ew a lie detector sjfkdls

 

Simp: I can detect lies

 

John: wow that really helps when ur the liar

 

Bromo: bro u wouldnt kiss me?

 

Simp: imean not unless u wanted to bro

 

Bro: no homo tho

 

Simp: bromo only

 

Bromo: yes 💛

 

Simp: 🧡

 

Helth:

 

John: yeah he definitely lied

Chapter Text

Saturday December 1st, 12:01 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Bromo: Ayyyye its December!!

 

Big Daddy: …

Big Daddy: Why are you even still awake

Big Daddy: I thought you were at the gay cereal fanatic party

 

Bromo: >:/

Bromo: Its only sOmetimes gay

 

Big Daddy:

 

Sera: We played the pocky game

 

Big Daddy: I dont usually sate these things. But aiam drunk so the pocky game is gay.

 

John: You heard it from the King folks

John: Pocky is gay

 

Big Daddy: NO JSUT THE POCKY GAME IS GAY

 

Sera: Well i dO have a pictrue on my phone of Blyke and Isen almost making out now-

 

Bromo: DELETE THAT

 

Sera: No (´・ω・`)

 

Bromo: Dont think I wont spread the video of you eating that entire box of cereal in under a minute

 

Sera: you Wouldn’t.

 

Bromo: i would tho

 

John: Sera you eat a fuckton of cereal

 

Sera: As i Should

Sera: Blyke if you send that to ANYONE i will Not hesitate to send cecile the pictures of u and isen

 

Bromo: nO FUKC OU

 

Sera: get uno reversed, betch

 

Big Daddy: You guys didnt play monopoly again did you??

 

Sera: nah we collectively decided it was a Bad idea

 

Big Daddy: wow, reason. Pleasantly surpriseed.

 

John: surpriseed

 

Big Daddy: Shtu, im drunk

 

John: shtu

 

Big Daddy:

 

Sera: sjdfljfLJFLSK

 

Big Daddy: when i get over my hangover to,orrow you ar dead..

 

John: Bring it on papi

John: U cant kill me in any way that matters

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: it is took late to deal with this

 

Bromo: Night night Daddy👨👦

 

Sera: lmaoo hes offline

 

Bromo: our BDE was to omuch for him

 

John: ngl Asslo probably has th ebiggest dick here

 

Sera:

 

Bromo:

 

John: jUst sayign

 

Sera: how would you know??👀

 

Bromo: Yeah bold of you to bring up Arlos dick John…

Bromo: Maybe I should sned this to Cecile…

 

John: U BETTER NTO

John: I will run into that room. And Step on you

 

Bromo: tRy me betch

 

Sera: Asslo does lowkey have that BDE tho

Sera: Or maybe hes just a dick

Sera: Equally possible ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

2:04 AM

The dim night-light in the corner of the kitchen counter barely illuminated Sera and Elaine’s dorm kitchen. The light was enough, however, for John to see the pot of ramen he was making. It also meant the cereal boxes scattered around the dorm cast weird boxy shadows on the wall, but John didn’t mind those.

The warm smell of chicken-flavored instant noodles drifted to his nose as he stirred in the flavoring packet.

2 in the morning is the best time for ramen.

John carefully poured half the contents of the pot into a bowl, then titled to his lips to slurp some of the excess soup.

“Eep!”

At the sudden exclamation, John nearly dropped the bowl.

“Who’s there?” He demanded, as the night light’s dimness resulted in the person’s face being shadowed.

“Uh, just me…” Elaine stepped forwards. “I- sorry, just… Grabbing some juice…”

“Juice at two in the morning?”

Elaine scrunched up her nose. “Says the person who’s drinking ramen soup at the same time.” She headed for the fridge as John shrugged.

“Fair enough.” He stirred his soup with a spoon as she rummaged around in the fridge.

“Does Sera know?” Elaine asked out of the blue. John turned to her in surprise, momentarily caught off guard. She held a pitcher of juice, which she set on the counter before opening the cabinet above it.

“I already told you, she doesn’t,” John growled. “And I don’t intend on telling her.” He thought he saw Elaine wince as she reached for a glass.

Elaine paused, setting her glass down on the counter. “Are… are you going to tell her?”

John stared at her, but she appeared firmly concentrated on pouring her juice.

Is she for real?

“No.”

“...Why not?”

“She can’t know, okay?” John hissed, casting a glance towards Sera’s bedroom door. Unlike Elaine’s, it wasn’t ajar.

Elaine didn’t respond. John fixed his eyes on the cooling bowl of ramen as she quietly poured her juice behind him.

The fridge opened and shut. John refused to make eye contact with Elaine.

“John, please… Just, don’t do anything… don’t do anything you’ll regret.” Her words were rushed, and she hurried off into the shadows before he could spit a retort at her.

Something I’ll regret?

I already have plenty of regrets. What’s one more?

 

7:29 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Helth: aww isen and blyke u 2 look adorable

Helth sent an image: cuddling.png

Helth: just like me and remi!!💞

Helth: well. Off for my morning run😌

Helth: 🍊and orange juice!!

 

Sera: When did this become ur personal roleplay channel??

 

Helth: i-

Helth: iM just viBiNg sera😢

 

Sera: sdfjkjsjkdfls

Sera: sUuUre

 

Simp: ELAIEN Y???

Simp: i wake up to this,, Absolute Slander,,

 

Helth: haha cant catch me!! Im already off campus😎

 

Sera: sjkdfjskldfjsl

Sera: tragiccc

 

Simp: 😔

 

Helth: 😂😂😂

 

Big Daddy: sTOP PSAMMING

Big Daddy: i haVE A HAFNOVER

 

Sera: sucks for u big daddy👨👧

Sera: *uses the fatherhood emoji just to flex on john*

 

Helth: is john even awake rn???🤔

 

Sera: nah he stays up late af

Sera: Hes sleeping next to me rn

 

Helth: sjdfks yea i saw him in the kitchen when i was grabbing orange juice at like 2 in themorning

 

Simp: oop Sera and john are sharing abed--

Simp: and there was only one bed…

 

Sera: 🙂

Sera: 🙂🔪

 

Simp: statement retracted

 

Sera: 😌

 

9:05 AM

Bromo sent an image: sleepycatcat.png

Bromo: Rat is now safely asleep in bed!!

Bromo: Elaine you are going to die now :)

 

Helth: oh fuck

Helth: U guys are still mad about that?😅😅

 

Simp: YES.

 

Bromo: i am literally going to scorch you

 

Human Taser⚡: no murdering Elaine!!

Human Taser⚡: u hurt her i hurt u😡😡

 

Simp: SHE TOOK PICTURES OF US SLEEPING

 

Human Taser⚡: u 2 are a cute couple. Admit it

 

Simp: we are nOT

 

Bromo: ^^

 

Human Taser⚡: are too

 

Bromo: are not

 

Human Taser⚡: are too

 

Bromo: arent

 

Human Taser⚡: a r e

 

Helth: jUst Kiss Already

 

Simp: nO

 

Sera

Sera: wanna go do something??

Sera: Elaine and remi are being loveydovey in the dorm and it’s Weird😐

 

John: Sure lol

John: As long as its not EIGHT HOURS AT THE MALL AGAIN

 

Sera: >:/

Sera: A Girl Needs Her Clothes

 

John: -_-

John: am i a bag holder to you??

 

Sera: Yes B)

 

John: >:/

John: Im not going out. I forgot I had a date to lick my punching bag.

 

Sera: aw pretending its Arlos abs?😩

 

John: WTF SERA

 

Sera: JFKSFHLD

Sera: Cmon Ill buy the boba

 

John: ..

John: Fair enough

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Woaba Boba was bustling with patrons. Somehow it seemed like half the town found a craving for boba at ten in the morning. After ordering their boba to go, John and Sera headed outside to escape the stifling atmosphere of the boba shop.

“So, what did you think of Cereal Game night?” Sera asked, grinning.

“Uh. It was weird.” John sipped his boba.

Sera snorted. “Someone’s mad that his crush wasn’t there.”

“Sera!” John practically screeched, glancing around to see if anyone he knew was nearby. Thankfully no Wellston students appeared to be wandering around.

“Admit it. You would want to play the Pocky Game with Arlo,” Sera teased.

John bit his lip. “I only flirt with him because it makes him angry.” Despite that, something fluttered in his chest at the thought of sitting across from Arlo, about to lean in close.

“You’re blushing,” Sera noted in a singsong voice.

Shit.

John hadn’t noticed before but the heat in his cheeks was definitely there.

“Am not!” He retorted, avoiding Sera’s sharp gaze.

“Are too. You gay disaster.” She noisily slurped at her boba as John fought the urge to kick a rock at her.

I am not! Why would I ever want to be with someone like him?

Chapter Text

Monday, December 3rd, 7:48 AM

It was a chilly Monday morning. At least, according to Arlo’s weather app it was.

Perfect time for some tea before school.

The cup of soothing liquid steamed enticingly. However, just as Arlo raised it to his lips, he heard the click of his front door opening.

“Who’s there?” He demanded, whirling around. “Oh. Elaine.”

Wellston’s Healer was shivering, which made sense considering the fact she wasn’t wearing anything to cover her legs besides her skirt. In her hands, she held a purple thermos.

“Morning, Arlo!” She exclaimed, face brightening.

“Elaine. Why are you in my apartment?”

“Well, I mean, you never lock your door…” Elaine giggled. “Also, I wanted to know if you wanted some apple cider! I just heated it up!” She held out the thermos, grinning.

Arlo raised an eyebrow. “I’d love to indulge, but unfortunately I’ve just made myself this cup of tea.”

“Oh.” Elaine pressed her lips together. For a moment, silence descended upon the room.

Then both their phones buzzed.

John Telling People to Shut

John: wHERE THE FKUC IS MY SHEO

 

Sera: sheo

 

Simp: fkuc

 

John: SHUT BEFORE I STEAL UR SHOES A SREPLACEMENTS

 

Bromo: Forget the shoes why is there a circle of kids doing a cult ritual in the schoolyard

 

Sera: wHat lmaoo

 

Bromo sent an image: creppycultey.png

Bromo: they’re like. Chanting?

 

Helth: sjdfslfjkd what r they saying

 

Bromo: uh

Bromo: some shit about snow???/

 

Human Taser⚡: Oh its just a snow ritual😁❄️

Human Taser⚡: i asked what they were doing adn someone was like ‘its december so we r asking the sky for snow’

 

Simp:

Simp: remi you realize half those kids are high right

 

Human Taser⚡: oh

 

Helth: sjdfhlskjfdlsjfk

Helth: bb ily but

Helth: hOw do u get involved w this🤣🤣

 

Human Taser⚡: idk i just wanted snow😢

 

10:37

 

Big Daddy: Once again I am regretting attending this school.

 

Simp: What now arlo

 

Big Daddy: Half the second years are snorting fun dip

 

Human Taser⚡: SDFJKSLFHD

 

John: stop them daddy!! We cant have this school plagued by drugs owo

 

Bromo: JKFDHLSJKFHLDK

 

Simp: JFDSLSKDJF

 

Sera: Once again John doesnt use the fatherhood emoji👀👀

Sera: John do u have smthn to tell us/??👀👀

 

John: im sure daddy has something to say!! Uwu

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: You know what I think I’ll just ask for some of that fundip

 

John: But daddy!! Drugs Are Bad!!

 

Helth: screenshots? Taken📸
Oranges? Juiced🍊🧃
Fun dip? Snorted👃
Snow Ritual? Complete🌨️

 

Human Taser⚡: dont do drugs boo🥺 u wont have any money left to buy me desserts👉👈

 

Helth: oh shite ur rite

 

Bromo: isnt sugar a drug tho

 

Helth: Shut nerd

 

John: U better delete those screenshot elaine

John: Before I delete you

 

Human Taser⚡: eY

Human Taser⚡: nO tHreatening my gF

 

Arlo sighed internally as he glanced up from his phone. Wellston’s hallways were empty for the time being.

Why do I even put up with this?, he asked himself. High tiers who can’t respect the hierarchy… I am surrounded by idiots!

Just then, the school bell rang, dismissing the students from their third period classes. The hallways immediately flooded with chattering high schoolers, though they flowed around Arlo, carefully giving him his space. Snippets of conversation drifted around, and though Arlo tried to ignore them, one stood out.

“Hey, look at this article Cecile just posted!” A girl was telling her friend, holding out her phone to him.

“Dang,” The friend replied after a glance at the girl’s phone. “Another ‘the true Wellston’ article? Isn’t this stuff kind of…” He trailed off as he noticed Arlo staring at him. “Eep! Good… Good day Arlo!”

Arlo narrowed his eyes and turned away.

Not Cecile again…

 

Cecile

Arlo: Cecile.

Arlo sent an image: wellstondrugarticle.png

Arlo: What the hell is this.

 

Cecile: I dont know what youre talking about ¯\(ツ)/¯

Cecile: That’s just a silly little gossip blog.

 

Arlo: “The True Wellston: Wellston’s Secret Drug Ring”?????

Arlo: Cecile this is awful for the schools reputation

 

Cecile: Aww, thats a shame

Cecile: It’s not connected with the school though!^ω^

Cecile: Its just a little blog, since i suddenly have so much time on my hands… 乁( ⏒ ͜ʖ ⏒ )ㄏ

 

Arlo: Cecile. This is slander.

Arlo: “An expose written by a confirmed wellston student” being promoted by one of our school’s top 10????? At this point i wouldn’t be surprised if Vaughn got involved.

 

Cecile: That’s a shame,,,

Cecile: Something like this would n e v e r be published in the school newspaper

 

Arlo: Cecile I gave you ONE job and you purposefully ignored me

Arlo: Why would I trust you with Wellstons media flow???????

 

Cecile: Well. Whether u like it or not I will be getting news out.

Cecile: Whether that is in a respectable manner is up to u( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)━☆゚.*・。゚

 

Arlo fought the urge to go find Cecile and punch her in the face at that very moment.

Who does she think she is? She’s acting like an insolent child.

 

Give Cecile her Job Back Club

Cecile added Arlo

Arlo: Wtf is this.

Cecile: I want my job back Arlo

Dyania: yeah Isen sucks at ceciles job

Isen: rude >:/ but yeah Arlo can u like. Put Cecile back

Arlo: Absolutely Not

Arlo: Cecile you have proven yourself unworthy of such a position

Cecile: I’m making a petition Arlo

Cecile: u can’t stop me

Arlo: Wtf

Arlo: How many people are even in this chat????

 

Cecile: It’ll be growing soon.

 

Otis: Give Cecile Her Job Back

 

Dyania: Give Cecile Her Job Back

Isen: sry arlo but ^^^

 

Arlo: Oml

Arlo: Cecile youre literally writing pure slander on Wellston why would I trust you with being the press lead

 

Cecile: Bc I would never publish such things in the Wellston Weekly

Cecile: Now that Im not affiliated w it anymore… well the new blog allows for all kinds of tea :)

Cecile: It’s only going to get worse Arlo :)

Bellamy: yes queen!!

Juni: ugh cecile is so cool

Juni deleted a message

Juni: I mean u go girl!!!!!! Tell him

Arlo:

Chapter Text

Monday, December 3rd, 3:32 PM

John Telling People to Shut

Sera added Evie

 

Evie: hi everyone!!

 

Sera: Guys say hi to Evie(´・ω・`)

 

Bromo: Who??

 

Human Taser⚡: Oh hi evie!!!!!!!!

Human Taser⚡: its Remi btw 😄

 

Evie: oh!! Remi!!!!!! Hi!! :DD

 

Helth: wait who is Evie again

 

Sera: a friend 😊

 

Evie: there are alot of people in this chat O_o

 

Sera: Oops!! Lemme introduce u to everyone

Sera: bromo is Blyke, simp is Isen, Helth is Elaine, and Big Daddy is Arlo jdflskjd

 

Evie: HSHHSDJJSKD WHAT

Evie: ur all so cool,,, I feel so honored👉👈

 

Helth: Oop looks like we have a new simp

 

Evie: :o

 

Sera: >:/ dOnt bully eViE

Sera: aLso. Most of us r,,, romantically involved sjfksldfkjslfkjs

 

John: wDym mOst

John: Elaine and Remi are the only couple here

 

Sera: sAys yOu

 

Simp: sry i gotta agree with John-

 

Human Taser⚡: mHm suuuuure

 

Sera: 1 - blyke and isen are definitel ymore than “bros”
2 - JohnxArlo for life

 

Bromo: wE ARE NOT DATING

 

Simp: ^^^

 

Evie: wait u guys arent dating??????????

 

Sera: HADHAHLSDJAKDAH

 

Human Taser⚡: they are Totally Dating

 

Simp: i am Counting Down the Days until Cecile takes down her stupid ship blog

 

Evie: wAit what about Arlo and john?? Theyre a thing?????

 

Sera: Yeah pretty much lmaoooo

 

John: aRE NOT

 

Sera: Ur at his apartment right now

 

John:

John: i oNLY FLIRT WITH HIM TO MAKE HIM ANGRY

 

Sera: o h r e a l l y

Sera: wyd with him now then😏😏

Sera: what was so important that u had to skip out on training w me and Evie then??

 

John: WERE JUST PLAYING JENGA

 

Sera:

 

Evie:

 

Sera: thats the Last thing I wouldve expected

 

John: Theres a cash bet involved.

 

Sera: ok john… have fun with “jenga” 😏😏😏

 

“Ha!” John leapt to his feet as the wooden block tower clattered to the floor. “You owe me a boba!”

Alro sighed. Somehow he looked more dead inside than usual. “I would’ve won if I wasn’t so stressed.”

“Oh, sure,” John replied, beginning to stack the Jenga blocks back up. “Stressed about what, exactly, King?

“Cecile.” Arlo’s straightforward answer surprised John. Usually Wellston’s King was so unnaturally cryptic John wondered how anyone understood him.

“Her? What about, that… blog or whatever?”

Arlo sucked in air through his teeth. “She seems… Very determined to regain her job as the head of press.”

“Huh. I wouldn’t think a few blog articles would do that much damage…”

“That’s not all. She’s trying to rally her friends against me now,” Arlo replied, glancing at his phone. John narrowed his eyes.

“Why not go show her who’s boss?”

“Unlike you, a majority of my solutions don’t involve beating the shit out of everyone who miffs me,” Arlo said coolly. Of course, there was his high-and-mighty attitude again.

“Right.” John placed the final block on top of the Jenga tower. “I forgot you like to manipulate everyone around you into being your puppet.” Arlo tensed, and John bit back a smile.

“Remind me why I tolerate you again.”

John let the smile spread across his face. “Because you don’t have any other option.” He casually swiped a block from the Jenga tower, not batting an eye when it toppled to the ground. “Now how about that boba?”

 

John Telling People to Shut

Sera sent an image: bobadaet.png

Sera: aww look they r on a date😏

 

Evie: Wow they rlly are shippable o///o

 

John: sHUT

John: I am just flexing my superior jenga skills on Arlo

 

Sera: Aw ok we will leave u to ur date😘

 

Helth: speaking of dates!!

Helth: remi and i are having a Toaster Dude binge🥰🥰

 

Human Taser⚡: aww ily babe💞

 

Helth: 💚💚💚

 

Human Taser⚡: 💖❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

 

Helth: AWW A HEART RAINBOW THATS SO CUTE BB ILY💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙

 

Human Taser⚡: anything for u bb🥺💞

 

Simp: bro why cant we be like that ^

 

Bromo: thats gay bro

 

Simp: it cancels out tho

Simp: like PEMDAS

 

Helth: u have said that before

Helth: it Does Not

Helth: jUst admit u like each other

 

Bromo: nO

 

Simp: NO

Simp: we just need som e bro heart spam >:/

Simp: for Blyke > 🧡🧡🧡

 

Bromo: bro thats so sweet

Bromo: 💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️

 

Simp: 💛💝🤍✨💖🧡

 

Sera: thats so gay of u

 

Bromo: we r BROS its not gay

 

Helth: sUre sUre🤣🤣

 

Evie: *is confusion*

 

Bromo: *heart spam*

 

Human Taser⚡: heck no. elaine and i are nOt about to be out heart spammed by the 2 idiots who dont even think they r dating (◕__◕✿)

Human Taser⚡: all for u elaine > 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

 

Helth: awwwwwww🥺

Helth: 💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚💙

 

John: my phone is about to fall off the table with all the buzzing its doing and I open this chat and see the gayest shit yet.

 

Simp: go back to your date John

Simp: 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡 for blyke

 

John: iTS NOT A DATE

 

Bromo: tis a date

Bromo: 💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️💛❤️

 

John: sAys the idiot who is spamming ketchup and mustard looking hearts to his “bro”

 

Sera: U all forgot the no homo

 

Helth: yes homo

 

Bromo: yes bromo

 

Sera: sounds pretty gay to me

 

Helth: homo? Yes💚
Beans? Fed🥫
Phone? Silenced🔕
Emojis? Used😊

 

Simp: Wait sera

Simp: I was curious what did u do with all th eleftover cereal after Cereal night??

 

Sera: 😉

 

Simp: ???

 

Helth: She ate it

Helth: like an absurd amount😐

 

Sera: i fuken love cereal ok??

 

Helth: shes terrifying

Helth: ill wake up in the middle of the night to weird noises and i go in the kitchen for some juice and Sera is just. There. Downing an entire box of cerela like its nOTHING-

 

Sera: ELAINE HOW DARE U EXPOSE ME

 

Helth: I HAD TO😭😭😭

 

Simp: sera scares me

 

Bromo: Everything scares you

 

Simp: >:O

 

Bromo: Youre literally scared of John

 

Simp: John has a threatening vibe

 

Helth: John doesnt fear death

 

John: B)

John: life on the edge

 

Bromo: I question how john exists sometimes

 

Sera: not to agree with blyke but yeah jdsflsdfk

 

Bromo: i

 

Sera: Ur a chronic dumbass, lets be honest thats the most intelligent thing uve said all day

 

Simp: wOw dont bully my bro like this

 

“So, are you going to give her the press lead position back?” John asked Arlo as the two walked down the street. Despite it being December, it was still above freezing, making walking around bearable if one wore a coat.

“I’d rather weigh my options before I make such a big decision,” Arlo replied. “Why are you so interested? I thought you found the hierarchy and its politics distasteful.”

“Wow, big words,” John said sarcastically, holding up his hands. “I’m just curious.”

“Well, I’ve got some things to do, so I’m going to have to cut this excursion short.” Arlo quickened his pace. John was about to follow him if only to annoy him further, but it was getting late. He had homework after all.

Chapter Text

Tuesday December 4th, 7:09 PM

Arlo glared at his phone. Specifically, the article on his phone that had just been posted to Cecile’s gossip blog.

‘Top Ten Embarrassing Photos of Arlo’.

Carefully resisting the urge to fling his phone at the nearest wall, Arlo instead placed it on his kitchen counter. He suppressed a yawn as his eyes flitted over the contract that had kept him awake the previous night.

Time to end this madness.

Give Cecile Her Job Back

Arlo: Cecile meet me in room 244 in twenty minutes

Arlo: We have business to go over.

 

Cecile: How spicey

 

Juni: b careful cecile!!

 

Isen: Arlo are u finally releasing me from newspaper servitude

 

Arlo:

Arlo: possibly

 

Cecile: Dont think you all will catch a break once i return

 

Juni: yes mommy step on us

Juni deleted a message

 

Cecile:

 

Isen:

 

Arlo:

 

Bellamy: yall newspaper kids are freaks

 

Juni: Bellamy ur literally a dealer

 

Cecile: i will step on All of you if u arent done with ur articles

Cecile: except u Dyania, ill punch u in the face instead ˆ⌣ˆ

 

Dyania: Aw ill kick ur ass cecile 😌

 

Cecile: Try me betch ง͡◕ᴗ◕ง

 

Isen: is

Isen: is this flirting

 

Cecile: I dont know Isen, is this flirting?

Cecile: Is whatever u and Blyke have flirting????

 

Bellamy: ROASTED

 

Isen: fair. Just take my job already

 

Cecile: *My* job

 

John Telling People to Shut

 

Isen: arlo is it true 👀👀👀👀 are you f i n al l y going to put Cecile back in the newspaper club

 

Big Daddy: Depends.

 

Sera: oh tea??

Sera: *makes popcorn*

 

Human Taser⚡: Sera its literally half an hour before school starts😭😭 sOme people are sLEePiNgh and dont wanna hear popcorn noises

 

Sera: sOme people are getting in on the wellston politics tea

 

Evie: Wellston has politics??

 

Sera: yEs evie get with the times

 

Evie: im just trying to survIVE T~T

 

Bromo: Wait. whats the Wellston political compass

 

John: 乁( ⏒ ͜ʖ ⏒ )ㄏ

 

Simp: John and Sera are on the chaotic side

 

Bromo: got it, john and sera are anarchists

 

Sera: I accept that. All hail mE as the anarchist

Sera: evie is neutral good bc shes a good bean

 

Evie: I am a communist

 

Sera:

 

Bromo:

 

Simp:

 

Sera changed Evie’s name to Commie

 

Simp: Thats the lAst thing i expected her to say

 

Bromo: ok so far i have: sera and john = anarchists, evie = communist good

 

John: Arlo can be our resident authoritarian dictator😊

 

Big Daddy: Fuck you too John

 

John: please do daddy😩

 

Big Daddy:

 

Helth: 🤣🤣🤣

 

Commie: O_o

 

“Arlo. You wanted to see me?”

Arlo looked up to see Cecile approaching the desk he’d sat down at. He stood, picking up the stapled document he’d set down on the desk when he’d entered the room.

“Cecile.” Arlo greeted her passively. She approached the desk he stood behind, caution evident in her step.

“I presume this is about my position,” she guessed. Arlo responded with a slight nod.

“I am… Willing to allow you to regain your position as the Press Lead,” Arlo told her, “On one condition.” He held out the contract he’d created the previous night.

Cecile took it. “A contract?” She carefully flipped through the pages, reading each one. After a moment, she met Arlo’s eyes.

“Well. I don’t… particularly like some of these,” She finally said. “But I will sign it as long as you don’t take any of this… to an extreme.

“You aren’t really in a position to be making demands right now,” Arlo pointed out. Cecile shot him one of the most poisonous glances he’d ever seen, but pulled out a pen and scribbled it across the paper anyways.

“There.” She pulled out her phone and quickly snapped a photo of each page, then passed the contract back to him. Arlo took the paper, neatly folding it before tucking it into his pocket.

“It’s settled then. As of today at three p.m., the title of Wellston Weekly Press Lead belongs to you.” He held out his hand, and she briefly shook it.

 

9:51 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Bromo: omlll

Bromo: the tiktok cult is Back

 

Helth: hOw many cults does this school have?????😳

 

Simp: sjdfskljfs what are they doing now

 

Bromo: Who knows

Bromo: everyone’s in at least one at this point-

 

Simp: can confirm

 

Helth: im not in a cult😳😳

 

Human Taser⚡: dw boo im enough to make up for u😌

 

Helth: wait what

 

Sera: Ye

Sera: ever since i found out there was a groupchat dedicated to nail polish enthusiasm i had to join it

 

Helth: i-

 

Simp: the press room is practically a cult and its about to get more culty as soon as cecile gets back-

 

Bromo: Lets not even get started with the theater kids

 

Commie: oh I used to be in theater!!

Commie: I think i left when i walked in on a bunch of kids lighting things on fire in the dressing rooms

Commie: come to think of it they might have been getting high

 

Bromo: JFSLKD

 

Sera: on par for the theater kids

 

Simp: UGhhhh i just passed one of the tiktok cult kids doing a tiktok

Simp: they like breathed “private school check~” into their microphone????

 

Human Taser⚡: sjdfkslfd

Human Taser⚡: Our school isnt even that boujee??

 

Simp: ik??

Simp: maybe they were filming the courtyard idk

 

John: JFBVSBFDHJLSFKDJH

 

Sera: ?

 

John: JFUISHDFH

John sent a video: flskdefjsnfbgskghjskljdghlkj.mp4

 

Bromo: JFKDSLKBLKHJL

 

Simp: JKFLKS

Simp: iS THAST ZKEE

Simp: TIKTOK DANCING

 

Sera: oh now blackmail,,,,

Sera: thank u John for blessing my blackmail folder😌

 

Helth: Zeke is a tiktok dancer confirmed🤭,,, cant believe this

Helth: i used to do dance classes.. His form is p good actually

 

Bromo: eyes? Burning🔥👄🔥
Video? Saved ✔️
Rat? Petted 🐈
Day? Ruined

 

Sera: Future? Questionable🤔

 

10:22 AM

 

Helth: JKSFHDLBVLKJSFHL

Helth: NVKSJB H BYLK E NOOIHFSDIBSFD

 

Human Taser⚡: bb r u good???????

 

Helth: IC ANT SDFJKBALSKJFGHB

 

Simp: ????

 

Helth: JHDSLK

Helth: MNSJFKDL BLYKE JUST GO T KICKED OUT OF hISOTSURY

Helth: HSITORY

 

Bromo: nO SHUT

 

Helth: KBSKLJHK

 

Simp: wHat HAPPENED

 

Human Taser⚡: lemme guess blyke kermitted property damage again🤡

 

Helth: YEA FSJKFHL LMAOOO

 

Bromo: SHUTSHUTSHUTTTTT

 

Sera: oh beans??

Sera: *makes the corn*

 

Helth: sO FKVJSHF APPARENTLY ONE OF STHE SCIENSCE CLASSES AEWAS DOIGN SOMETHIGN WTIH LIVE CRICKETS

Helth: ADN BLYKE PULS A BOOK OFF RTHE SHELF AND A CLRICKET LIEK JUMPS OUT

Helth: HE FPREAKS OUT AND TRES TO SHOTO IT LIKE SM

Helth: AND BLOWS A BUNHC OF HOLES IN THE WALL ADN ALSO A TEXTBOOK SJKFLKJVD

 

Bromo: eLaine,,, I thought we were friends.,,,

 

Simp: HSJKDFHLSKJFHDL

 

Human Taser⚡: I WAS RIGHT SJKDLKJFLSKJBVKLH\

Human Taser⚡: JFSDFBDS

Human Taser⚡: LSFDN I CNATKSNJKDL

 

Bromo: sTOP MAKING FUN OF ME??!>. U WANNA FITE BETCH??/

 

Human Taser⚡: nO NOT U SHFDKJSBFLS

Human Taser⚡: IM IN CHEM AND

Human Taser⚡: WE R WORKING W THESE LONG TUBE THINGYS SBDLK

Human Taser⚡: AND EWE WERE CLEANIGN THENM ADN THIS KI,D,

Human Taser⚡: LIKE BANGS IT AGAINST THE SINK TO GET THE SOAP OUT

Human Taser⚡: ANS THE TUBE JUST FUKEN SHATTERS💀💀💀

Human Taser⚡: AND THE KID IS JSUT LIEK.. “oops/? I didn tknow that would happen” SDFBKL KL

 

Simp: BSJKDLFHSL🤣🤣🤣

Chapter Text

Wednesday, December 5th, 7:17 AM

The chilly air bit at John’s ankles as he headed out for his morning walk. He noted the frost on the courtyard’s grass, making it look almost fuzzy.

I’ve got time. Maybe I’ll head to the convenience store for breakfast.

But before John was even halfway to the back gate, there was a taunting yell from behind him.

“Ey, Cripple!”

John turned to see Zeke and one of his goons, a kid with bright green hair, running at him. He barely jumped to the side as the green-haired kid tried to shove him.

“Nice morning, huh, Johnny boy?” Zeke taunted, smirking.

“Sure. Whatever,” John replied, glancing towards the gate. “Uh, I was just about to-,”

“Leaving so soon?” The green-haired kid cut him off, dashing in front of him. Before John could reply, he shoved him backwards.

“Watch it,” John exclaimed, nearly losing his footing. He heard Zeke chuckle from behind him.

“Aw, Mardin, be careful with him,” Zeke chided, throwing up his hands into a mock shrug. “After all, he’s only a cripple…” His fist shot out, catching John in the stomach.

John gasped as the blow knocked him off his feet. As he tried to get up, an annoyed yell reached him.

“The hell is going on?”

John looked up to see Blyke marching over. Zeke and Mardin paused, Zeke deactivating his ability as Blyke approached them.

“Oh, hey, Blyke, you see, this cripple was bothering us…” Zeke laughed anxiously. John fought the urge to curl his lip as he rose to his feet.

Coward.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Sera

John: gUess who was being a prick today

 

Sera: djksfl uh…

Sera: A random midtier??

 

John: Guess again -__-

 

Sera: A powerhungry lowtier/???

 

John: nO it was Zeke

John: Hes suchc a piece of shittttt

 

Sera: Agreed

Sera: Cant wait till i get my ability back to i can Beat his a$$ sjdfls

 

John: ^ gEt him mommy

 

Sera:

Sera: ill beat ur ass too if u call me thatಠ ೧ ಠ

 

John: y Es mommy

 

Sera: *BURNS OUT EYES WITH BLEACH**

 

John: HASDFHSKJFD

 

11:58 AM

 

John Telling People to Shut

Helth: VSJKFBSA

Helth: rEMI WEHRE R U

 

John: VJSJKFLS

John sent a video: foodfight.mp4

 

Human Taser⚡: ?????????

Human Taser⚡: I JSUT WAS TALKING TO MS WALLACE FRO AFEW MINTUES??/

 

Helth: tHRESA FOODFIGHT IN THE LUCNH ROOM NSDKVJDL

 

Sera: Wtf its not even cake day????

Sera: bTW jOhn get ur ass up to the roof its fighting time >:33

 

John: fjksdlhflksd fINEEE

 

Stuffing his phone in his pocket, John headed out of the lunchroom. It was in complete chaos, and John had barely managed to grab his tray of food. Elaine was freaking out in a corner over some sauce having been spilled on her uniform, and John thought he’d spotted Blyke and Isen chasing each other around again.

As he headed out of the room, John turned the corner and nearly bumped into someone.

Arlo.

Wellston’s King stood eyeing his phone with the same subtle disgust as a member of the Authorities looking at a cripple.

“Oh… It’s you,” Arlo grumbled as he looked up.

“Morning, Arlo,” John said with a grin, reaching up to pat Arlo on the head. Arlo swatted his hand away.

“What the hell do you want.”

“Well, Sera and I were planning on meeting on the roof, and I wanted to make sure nobody… bothers us.” John allowed his voice to drop coldly as he glanced back at the cafeteria, where a portion of the student population was no doubt still wreaking havoc.

Arlo was silent for a moment, icily staring ahead as he and John walked. Finally, he spoke.

“You just can’t seem to stop being bothered, can you?”

“It’s not my fault everyone in this school is a fucking piece of trash,” John hissed back. “Zeke tried to beat my ass this morning.”

“That’s unfortunate for you.” Arlo glared at two students who were staring at them. The two hurried away down the hall.

The roof was nearly empty, as usual. Abel tended to kick anyone of lower status off, so students tended to avoid it. Near the door, Sera and three of her friends were sitting with their lunch trays.

“You’d better tell your power-obsessed friends not to kick us off,” John muttered to Arlo before heading towards Seraphina and the others. They waved as they noticed him.

“Whoa, is that Arlo?” One of the kids, a low-tier with indigo hair, exclaimed, eyes wide. “What’re you doing with him?”

Sera narrowed her eyes at this as well, and John shrugged as he sat down with the group. “He wanted to talk to me about… Something, I guess.” He feigned a confused glance in Arlo’s direction. The king was already heading for the door to the roof.

“You two have been rather buddy-buddy lately,” Sera noted. “John, he’s manipulative. If he ever tries to get you to so something-,”

“Yeah, of course, I’ll tell you,” John said dismissively. He grinned. “Don’t worry, Sera, I don’t plan on getting too close with someone like him.”

 

3:58 PM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Human Taser⚡: owo whats this??

Human Taser⚡ sent an image: jarlo.jpeg

 

John: ?? rEMI

 

Human Taser⚡: looks like a date at the mall to me👀👀

 

John: nO we are jUst bUying cLothEs

John: sErA dRagGed uS aLoNg

 

Helth: oh did she now👀👀👀👀👀👀

 

John: sHUT

John: bEfore uR sHinS gO wHoOsH

 

Human Taser⚡:

Human Taser⚡: ok but is that a Gucci bag????

 

Bromo: John has a sugar mommy AND a sugar daddy….

Bromo: nOt faIR

 

John: I DO NOT HAVE A SUGAR MOMMY

 

Sera: aw i thought i was ur sugar mommy :((

 

John:

John: sera ill Punch u

 

Helth: Sera has unhinged rich person energy tho. Perfect sugar mommy😌

 

Sera: sEe

Sera: eLaiNe kNowS hEr sHit

 

Human Taser⚡: ok but.

Human Taser⚡: if yall went to the mall wITH sera,,, y isnt sera with u guys?????

 

John: She ditched us to try on 1000 shirts

John: then Arlo needed to fuel his tea addiction so i followed him to the mall tea shop and forced him to buy me cookies

 

Big Daddy: ..

 

Helth: JKDSLVBSKLJDFLS

 

Simp: ur Just like the cats

Simp sent an image: theyrjustthere.png

Simp: they are FOLLOWIGN me aROUND bc i have blueberries

Simp: I CANT SIT DOWN WHWENEVER I GO CLOSE TO A FURNITURE THEY JUM P ION IT ADN TRY TO BITE THE BERREIS JBKVSKBFL VL

 

Human Taser⚡: SJDKLFSD

 

Helth: Feed Them The Berries

 

Sera: ^

 

Helth: ur gonna hve to mash them up tho, cats odnt like whole blueberries😇

 

Simp: tHEY ARE BITING MY ANKELS THIS IS NOT OKAY

 

John: Sera i stan your cat a lot more now :)

John: Yeah Beans bite him like alittle rat!!!

 

Sera: BVKSBLSJFLKH

 

Helth: ^

 

Simp: ITS NOT FUMNY LS;LGSKLJF

 

Bromo: coming babe

Bromo: even tho ur a heathen who doesnt freeze his berries before eating them

 

Simp: i WHAT

 

Bromo: Frozen blueberries > unfrozen

 

Helth: lmaoo call that a cold take🥶🔒🤪

 

Human Taser⚡: boo,,

Human Taser⚡: bby boo plz

Human Taser⚡: pls dont do the spam

 

Helth: 😜⛓️🥵🥶😈😼🔒⛓️🥶🥶💪

 

Human Taser⚡: STP PLEASE NO

 

Helth: SUSSY BAKAAAA😜🥵🥶 WHY YOU GOTTA BE A SUSSSYY BAKAAAAAAA😱 😨 😛 😝 😜 🤪 🤩 🥳 🥵 🥶 😰 😥 🤠 👹 👺 🤡 👽 🤖 🎃 😺😽 🙀 😿 😾👁 👅👁

 

Human Taser⚡: BABE PLEASE😭😭😭

 

Big Daddy: What the Fuck

 

John: ur interrupting my date >:/ with asslo >:///

 

Big Daddy: Dont call me that or I'm not buying you anymore gucci.

 

Helth: It’s just a sussy baka🥵🥵 and it cannot be that bad🤡. I’m feeling like👹imposter👹I might just be a monster😨😨😨Feeling 🙃kinda crew...😳Got many tasks🔨🔦🔌To do🤨🤨

 

Human Taser⚡: VJKVBLSKDSF NO NO MORE COPYPASTAS BABEB PLEASE

Human Taser⚡: ILL YEET UR PHONE BETCH

 

Sera: My eyes are burning-

 

Helth: ❗❗❗HOLY F😳CKING SHIT❗❗❗ IS THAT A M😳THERF😳CKING AMOG US REFERENCE??????!!!!!!!!!!11!1!1!1!1!1!1! 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 AMONG US IS THE BEST FUCKING GAME 🔥🔥🔥🔥💯💯💯💯 RED IS SO SUSSSSS 🕵️🕵️🕵️🕵️🕵️🕵️🕵️🟥🟥🟥🟥🟥 COME TO MEDBAY AND WATCH ME SCAN 🏥🏥🏥🏥🏥🏥🏥🏥 🏥🏥🏥🏥 WHY IS ❌NO❌ ONE 🔨FIXING O2 🤬😡🤬😡🤬😡🤬🤬😡🤬🤬😡 OH YOUR CREWMATE? NAME EVERY TASK 🔫😠🔫😠🔫😠🔫😠🔫😠 Where Any sus!❓❓Where!❓❓Where! Any sus!❓Where!❓Any sus!❓❓Any sus!❓❓❓❓Where!Where!Where! Any sus!Where!Any sus Where!❓Where! ❓ Where!Any sus❓❓Any sus!❓❓❓❓❓❓Where!❓Where!❓Any sus!❓❓❓❓Any sus!❓❓Where!❓Any sus!❓❓Where!❓❓Where!❓Where!Where!❓❓❓❓❓❓❓Any sus!❓❓❓Any sus!❓❓❓❓Where!❓Where! Where!Any sus!Where! Where!❓❓❓❓❓❓I think it was purple!👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀It wasnt me I was in vents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂

 

Human Taser⚡: THATS IT NO MORE PHONE FOR OU ELAINe, sTOP WITH THE OUTDATED MEMES

 

Helth: BVKSDBG;wjke[pafjdjfkfishJFKFKjjojklfnn casd q rowetnwt

Helth: f9er pwj we fshdjkl kpa

 

John: NCJKSJDFLSDKJ

 

Sera: did,,,, remi just run by Andys??

 

John: She just snatched elaines phoen and bOOKED IT

 

Sera: oop elaine is AFTER her

 

Bromo: finally the little demons have their berries

Bromo sent an image: cats.png

 

Simp: Are we gonna just ignore the fact john has 2 sugar daddies tho

 

John: 🗡️

 

Simp: understandable have a nice day

Chapter Text

Thursday, December 6th, 8:57 AM

“Ugh!”

Sera fell to the ground, gripping her arm. Pain bloomed out from the spot where Zeke’s fist had connected with it.

I should be used to this by now.

She tried to struggle to her feet as John jumped in front of her, swinging at Zeke. However, the elite had activated his defense form, and John’s punch barely seemed to sway him.

So why does he still need to protect me?

Just as Zeke appeared just about to throw another punch, a solid fist connected with his face. He staggered sideways, his expression initially contorting into one of rage, before he realized who had punched him.

“Arlo?” Zeke exclaimed, stumbling backwards. Arlo glowered at him.

“Zeke. Go tussle with someone on your own level.”

Arlo seemed more imposing as usual as he loomed over Zeke, who hastily scrambled away. He turned back to John and Sera, seemingly simmering as he eyed them.

“Uh… Thanks-,” John began, before Arlo broke into a tirade.

“What the hell, John? Why didn’t you help her?” He yelled, his face seeming several shades redder than usual.

“Fuck off!” John exclaimed. “You don’t get to judge me!”

“I don’t get to- What the hell does that even mean? You’re deliberately avoiding your-,”

Sera cut Arlo off. “Am I missing something here?” She let an edge creep into her voice, and both John and Arlo’s gazes snapped to her, as if they’d just realized she was present.

Arlo huffed, carefully fixing his tie. “Nothing. I’m done here.” He pivoted on one heel and retreated down the hallway, leaving John looking irked and Sera confused.

John is a cripple… He did all he could, right?

11:58 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Sera: Daily Beans update!!

Sera sent an image: beansandrAt.png

 

Commie: AWWW SO CUTE

Commie: do they both live in ur dorm??

 

Sera: nah i just babysit them sometimes

Sera: Rat lives with,,,

Sera: those 2

 

Commie: ??

 

Simp: were the dads

 

Bromo: ^^

 

Commie: o h h right sjdfklsdfjsldfkjf

 

Helth: unrelated but wheres Arlo??🤨

Helth: i havent seen him and he wont reply to my texts😢

 

John: gee I wonder why..

 

Helth: 😿😿😿

 

Human Taser⚡: eY no bullying my gf😡😡

 

Commie: btw Sera u coming to fight today??

 

Sera: sure just gotta feed the feline menaces

 

Helth: 😂

Helth: Wait u guys practice on the roof rite/??

 

Commie: ye

 

Helth: Is Arlo there????

 

Commie: Nope sry

 

Helth: 😭😭

Helth: wHERE IS HE

 

John: lmaoo simp

 

Helth: 😭😭😭😭😭

Helth: he isnt in the cafeteria eitherrrrrrrrrr

 

Sera: quick yell “someone is trying to fuck up established hierarchy!”

 

Simp: stalk him

 

Human Taser⚡: 2 kinds of people

 

John: break into his house

 

Human Taser⚡: 3 kinds of people

 

Helth: actually is hould do that

 

Human Taser⚡: bABE????

 

Bromo: Lmao wait which one

 

Helth: go to his apartment??

Helth: its by far the Least Unhinged option

 

Commie: fair

 

Human Taser⚡: wait couldnt Isen find him???????

 

Simp: im busy loser

 

Human Taser⚡: WOW

 

Bromo: he saID were busy loser

 

Human Taser⚡: ok i feel Very Attacced rn. Yall rlly ditched us to cuddle

 

Bromo: We r having bro time

 

Human Taser⚡: ur cuddling under a tree

 

Simp: bro time

 

Human Taser⚡: whatever u say gays

 

Helth: DKSLFK

Helth: Arlos in his apartment and he literally baked s liek a hundred pastries????😅😅

Helth sent a video: smellslikeabakryinhere.mp4

 

Big Daddy: ..

 

Commie: wow thats so cool i didnt know arlo baked!!!!

 

Human Taser⚡: ARLO STRESS BAKES???

 

Simp: get u a man who can stress bake like Arlo

 

Big Daddy: I am Not stress baking.

 

Helth: mhm ok big daddy👨👧

 

3:24 PM

 

Human Taser⚡: bb u got some splaining to do

Human Taser⚡ sent an image: cryptidRATS.png

 

Helth: 😭😭😭

Helth: sRTOP BULLYING ME

 

Sera: Elaine wtf that’s terrifying

 

Helth: wE WERE DOIGN YOGA

 

Human Taser⚡: IN THE DARK WITH CANDLES????

 

Simp: yo y are yalls eyes shining like cats in the dark wtf

 

Human Taser⚡: EXACTLY

Human Taser⚡: THATS SOME CRYPTID SHET

 

Helth: BB PLZ

Helth: IT S YOGA DAY

 

Human Taser⚡: when u said u joined weight lifting club i DID NOT EXPECT THIS

 

Commie: jksljflkjsdflkjsflkjfkjdf what did i just walk in on- O_o

 

Helth: NOTHING WALK OUT PLZ

 

Human Taser⚡: fool. We’re all here to meme ur chaos

 

Helth: stop bullying me or no piggyback rides for a week😡💢💢

 

Human Taser⚡: wait babe no plz🥺

 

Helth: 💢

 

Human Taser⚡: 🥺👉👈

Human Taser⚡: bby plz

 

Helth: 😑

 

Human Taser⚡: 🥺💖💞💞💘

 

Helth: ..

 

Human Taser⚡: 💗💞💖💞

Human Taser⚡: ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

 

Helth: 🥺 awwe bby i cant stay mad at u💚💙💚💙💚💙

 

John: STOP SPAMMING IM TRYING TO BREAK INTO ARLOS APARTMENT

 

Bromo: WJAT LMAO

 

John: SHUT

 

Helth: JFKSLFDKDJLSLKJ

 

John: i see them,,,,

John: The Pastries

John sent an image: pAstrye.png

John sent an image: ohSHTI.png

 

Simp: JFLKSJDHFLDSKJFL

 

Sera: hE SAW YOU HDFJKSBGLKJSLFGHKSLFKL

 

Helth: RIPPP ⚰️

 

Bromo: top 10 photos taken seconds before disaster

 

Sera: PUNCH HIM AND RUN AWAY

 

Simp: john rn: 🏃♂️💨💨💨

 

Human Taser⚡: nah he is DEAD 💀💀💀

 

Bromo: ^

 

Helth: ^^^^^^

 

Commie: fdsjsdlkfs

 

Sera: *munches popcorn*

Sera: lets play a game its called Bet On How Many Bones John Broke Escaping Arlo

 

Human Taser⚡: 💀

 

Helth: probably all of them!! Definitely

 

Simp: ^^

 

Bromo: 15

 

Helth: Wait am I gonna have to heal him😒

 

Sera: Yes lmao

Sera: Unless Darrens still in sjdkflskdf

 

Human Taser⚡: Can we go back to talking abt how elaine weight lifting club is an Actual Cult??

Human Taser⚡: BC IT IS

 

Helth: i-

Helth: bb u Harm me💔

 

Human Taser⚡: it had to be said

 

Commie: yea no offense elaine,,

Commie: But whenever i walk past the weight lifting room theres some weird shit going on O__o

 

Helth: nO T U TOO

 

Sera: its tru tho sfjkslfkkdlskjdf

 

Bromo: Same w the press room????

 

Simp: jfdskslfkslkd blyKE DO NOT

 

Bromo: Name me One (1) day that cecile hasnt had like 5 dealers in there huh

Bromo: I fuken dare you

 

Human Taser⚡: FJDSKFSLDK

 

Simp: ok ur not wrong

Simp: The other day some kid filled his mouth with poprocks and was spitting them out the window at people??????

Simp: Ofc that was before Cecile came back so

 

Helth: 💀💀💀

 

Sera: Yo is John back???

 

Commie: oh he is mcFucking Dead

 

Helth: ^^^^^^^^^

Helth: arlo snapped him inhalf like a toothpick

 

John: Shut, cultist

 

Sera: FJDSBLKJBLS

Sera: HOW ARE U ALIVE SJDFLSDJK

 

John: ;)

 

Simp: they definitely kissed

 

John: SHUT BEFORE I SNAP Y O U INHALF LIKE A TOOTHPICK

 

Human Taser⚡: OOP-

 

Bromo: yeah we should leave John with his sugar daddy,, clearly theyre having a nice time jkdslfsd

 

John: YOU TOO BLYKE

John: ILL CRUNCH UR SPINE

 

Sera: DKJSFL

Chapter Text

Friday, December 7th, 7:41 AM

Out of all the things Arlo would’ve expected on his morning walk to class, Zeke’s unconscious body was not very high on the list.

Goddamnit. I should’ve expected this by now.

Checking his watch, he sighed and hefted Zeke over his shoulder before heading in the direction of the infirmary.

 

John

Arlo: Care to explain this?

Arlo sent an image: zekeisDeaddidyoukillhim.png

 

John: Aw what a shame

John: Hes unconscious again🤷♂️

 

Arlo: …

Arlo: Why

 

John: He was being an asshole yesterday

John: he had it coming.

 

Arlo:

Arlo: John, you realize taking out your anger on others isnt at ALL healthy?

Arlo: Not for you and most definitely not for them.

 

John: Fuck oFf

John: UR NOT MY DAD

 

Arlo: When you were given this power, one would expect that you understood how to use it.

 

John: Fuck. Off.

John: What I do is none of your business

 

Arlo: Do I need to involve Seraphina in this?

 

John: DO NOT INVOLVE SERA

John: KEEP HERE OUT OF THSI.

John: I SWEAR ON MY MOTHERS GODDAMN CORPSE ARLO

John: OYU BRING HER INTO THIS AND I BRING YOU R HIERARCHY INTO THIS\\

 

Arlo: …

 

Would John Punt a Child?

Arlo: We have a problem.

 

Elaine: ??

 

Isen: ^

 

Arlo: John just beat up Zeke.

Arlo: It seems his little tantrum isnt over.

 

Elaine: oh boy😐

 

Isen: Arlo maybe yOu have a problem

Isen: If you hadnt bothered him he probably wouldnt BE a problem

 

Arlo: …

 

Isen: shit i mean what do we do

 

Arlo: Well

Arlo: He seemed really set on Not involving Seraphina

 

Elaine: plz just dont involve sera then,,,,,,

 

Arlo: This has to stop.

Arlo: He can’t just run around in a mask punching people

Arlo: Who knows if he’ll go on another rampage??

 

John Telling People to Shut

Commie: did u guys hear??

Commie: someone knocked zeke out again O_o

 

Sera: oop-

Sera: Whens the celebration

 

Bromo: sdfjkhslj

 

John: That assole deserved it

 

Sera: assole

 

John: SHUT

 

Bromo: assole

 

Commie: assole

 

John: ILL REPLACE UR LUNGS WITH GLITTER GLUE

John: SHUTTT

 

Sera: Yassss john!! Rare threaten us🤩

 

Simp: kinky

 

Sera: No U

 

Simp: uno reverse

 

Sera: right back at u

 

Bromo: Who wants to place a bet on how many people get punched today by Mystery Masked Mans

 

Sera: $50 it was just Zeke

Sera: He pisses off so many people lmaoo

 

Commie: ^ even tho the masked guy scares me O_o

Commie: also i am Broke so not betting money x_x

 

Bromo: nah i bet 20 hes gonna punch at Least 1 other person

 

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

 

Arlo spotted John by the school cafeteria. Thankfully, Seraphina was nowhere in sight, nor were any of her low tier friends.

“John.”

John turned, eyes narrowing as he recognized Arlo.

“What’s your problem? Can’t you leave me alone for once?” He growled, looking like he was about to turn on his heels and leave.

“We need to talk.” Arlo glanced around at the students milling about in the hall, pretending to mind their own business. The only high-tier in the vicinity was Cecile, who was feigning being absorbed in her phone. Arlo glared at her before motioning for John to follow him. ”Privately.”

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

“What now. Oh, wait, let me guess,” John stated, his voice laced with venom, “You want me to stop misusing my ability or some bullshit like that. Is that what you want, Arlo?” The mockery was audible in his tone.

“I don’t disapprove of your use of your ability. What I do disapprove of is your crossing the line.” Arlo paused to rub his temples. “Why not just reveal yourself?”

“Oh, so you really want to give up your position as King that badly,” John retorted, crossing his arms.

“No, I want you to stop causing chaos in the student body!” Arlo exclaimed. “What good is wearing a mask while you aimlessly throw punches doing?”

“Shut the fuck up, Arlo. You have no right to tell me what to do. You and every high-ranker, all of you abuse your power,” John yelled. The sheer rage in his glare nearly made Arlo step back.

This is useless. There’s no swaying him, is there?

“At least we own up to what we’re doing. You? You’re nothing but a coward. Hiding behind a mask because you’re too ashamed to show your face.”

The instant those words left Arlo’s mouth, John’s fist connected with the side of his face.

“Shut the fuck up!” John yelled before turning and stomping off. Arlo watched him go.

What is wrong with him? Why can’t he just accept the hierarchy?

 

11:41 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Helth: ᴡᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʙʀᴇᴀᴅ ʙᴀɴᴋ. ᴡᴇ ꜱᴇʟʟ 🅱️ʀᴇᴀᴅ ᴡᴇ ꜱᴇʟʟ ʟᴏᴀꜰꜱ

 

Bromo: Got any grapes??

 

Human Taser⚡: sir this is a mcdonalds

Human Taser⚡: we dont sell anything remotely non diabetes inducing here😋

 

Helth: ᴡᴇ ɢᴏᴛ ʙʀᴇᴀᴅ ᴏɴ ᴅᴇᴄᴋ

Helth: ʙʀᴇᴀᴅ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰʟᴏᴏʀ

 

Sera: loving the energy weve created in this Dennys tonight(´・ω・`)/

 

Simp: *wii music plays to the tune of a compilation of Blyke hitting his head on things*

 

Bromo: >:O

 

Commie: VHSFLSSPW fsdJsfdhp

 

Helth: im sorry Evie that is the most disgOSTANG keysmash ive ever seen,, no bread for u

 

Commie: :(

Commie: no tea for u then

 

Sera: we gotta teach Evie how to keysmash

Sera: but as bro code goes. I will also withheld the tea on her behalf

 

Commie: UvU

 

Helth: wait im legit kinda curious abt what happened evie,,

Helth: spill?? 🥺👉👈

 

Commie: >:/

 

Helth: 🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺

 

Commie: >:/

 

Helth: sowwy > (´・ω・`)

 

Commie: SDKSDKLFSL

 

Bromo: eLAINE NO

 

Human Taser⚡: BB YES

Human Taser⚡: lets kermit a Crime >:3

 

Commie: i am now Legallu obligated to spill tea?? ,,, i think,,? To stop this Sinning

 

Helth: owo??1! (`・ω・) give the tea!!!

 

Commie: oKOK TwT

 

Big Daddy: I just had a stroke and died.

Big Daddy: Please never speak like that again

 

Helth: hehe y not big daddy👨👧? Uwu ( “・ω・゛)

 

Commie: DSKDFH so aNyway i gotta b quic bc im hiding in a closet rn

Commie: bUt. Terrence was beign shady. (as usual) so sera and i waited for him to look away then we sntached his fruit snacks and ran

Commie: hes slow so we got away and r currently hiding in a closet skjdfhlskjdfsldf

 

Helth: lmao but who tf is terrence

 

Commie: a friend,, hes kinda shady tho sometimes

 

Sera: ^

Sera: wiat

Sera: tHeres someone in here?? sdjfhlLJFDSLJKSFDKL

Sera: they r just taking a nap i hear them snoring sjkalsdjfals

Sera: ASDJSLKF WAIT

Sera: THYERE WEARIGN THE PAPERBAG MASK?????? LIKE THAT ONE CRACKHEAD THATS BEEN BEATING UP PEOPLE

 

Helth: wait sera no

Helth: dOnt go near them‼️

 

Simp: NO WAIT

 

Big Daddy: Sera that might not be a good idea, they could be dangerous

 

Bromo: wow Yall care about Seras health a lot huh

 

Helth: sera back away slowly PLEASE I AM BEGGING YOU

 

Sera:

 

Evie: WTF??????

Evie sent an image: jOHN.png

 

Simp: o shit

Chapter Text

John?

Sera stepped forward, then paused, clutching the paper bag that had just been over John’s head.

Why was he wearing that?

It was the same paper bag that the anonymous student who’d been terrorizing the school had worn.

Is this some kind of joke?

Sera clutched the bag in her hand.

It has to be.

She finally stepped forward again, reaching out to John. “John! Are you okay?”

Besides her, Evie was staring, wide-eyed, as John stirred. At first, John seemed groggy, rubbing his eyes before snapping awake as soon as he realized he wasn’t alone. His gaze darted to Sera, then Evie, then the mask.

“Sera, what the-,” He started to speak, then cut himself off. Something seemed off.

“John, are you okay? You- you were wearing this,” Sera exclaimed, holding out the paper bag. “It looked like the one the masked student was wearing…”

John seemed to flinch for a moment before laughing nervously. “Sera, is this some kind of joke?” He motioned to the paper bag. “Why would I be wearing that?”

“But you were!” Evie burst out, her tone betraying confusion. “We came in and you were asleep with a bag on your head!”

Sera nodded. “Yeah, that’s pretty concerning… Are you okay? Did something happen?” She studied his face as he answered.

“No, definitely not… I just went to sleep in this closet and the next thing I know, you guys are here with a paper bag!” He scratched at his hair, meeting her gaze. He seemed as clueless and she and Evie were. “...Guess someone thought it’d be funny to prank the cripple, huh.”

“...Makes sense,” Sera replied, some of her uneasiness melting away. But despite John’s casual manner, she couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong.

John Telling People to Shut

Commie: dw guys!!

Commie: it was just Joh n lol

 

Bromo: jOhn is the maskey boye??

 

Simp: nO HES A CRIPPLE

 

Commie: ye someone put the bag on him to prank him apparently

 

Human Taser⚡: semirelated but didnt masked guy throw some1 off a roof??

 

Commie: How spicey

 

John: That someone probably deserved it

 

Human Taser⚡: i-

 

Helth: 😳

 

Human Taser⚡: 😅

 

Helth: 😗

 

Human Taser⚡: 🥰

 

Helth: 🥰

 

Sera: 😶

 

Simp: 🤔

 

Helth: 😇

 

John: Why dont u all shut before I replace the contents of your lungs with vegetables

 

Helth: 😳😳😳

 

Human Taser⚡: OI NO THREATENING MY GF 😡🔪

 

John: Catch these hands fööl

 

Commie: john ur threats r impressive

Commie: Teach me?? 👉👈

 

John: fool

John: This shet isnt free

 

Commie: I can pay u in home cooked omeletes for a week ^-^

 

John: DEAL

 

Bromo: aw lucky

 

Sera: *laughs in already receiving omeletes from evie in exchange for giving her my notes*

 

Commie: Sera ur notes r GORGEOUS sldfjksldfjskdl they are Well Worth omeletes

 

Simp: wow there is a dealer among us

 

Commie: *omelete dealer

 

Helth: among us,,,,,,

Helth: 😈😈😈

 

Human Taser⚡: oh god

Human Taser⚡: babe please dont

 

Helth: HOLY SHIT DID YOU JUST SAY THE WORDS AMONGUS❓❓❓😳😱/😳Amongus is sooooo fun😔👉👈😜, dont insult it🤣 EVERY youtuber and streamer📹 says so🗣️🗣️🗣️❗❗❗❗ R U WERE THE IMPOSTER❓ඞ ඞ ඞ❓YOU CAN PLAY🎮🎮 IT ON YOUR 📱PHONE😜😜😜😜😜😜 such a 🤤masterpiece...🤩 FOR THE GREAT PRICE OF FREE❗❗1❗11❗💰💰🤑🤑🤑🤑😜😜😜

 

Human Taser⚡: BABE STOP

 

John: Do that one more time and I set you on fire.

 

Commie: yesss John do the threatening!!

 

John: O rite im legally obligated to teach u how to threaten ppl

John: Just think of th emost absurd but inconvenient or painful thing that can happen to someone

John: then tell them u will do it to them

 

Commie: hmmm

Commie: Ill remember that >:3

 

Sera: oop-

 

3:38 PM

Bromo: Guys its been 3 weeks since ive eaten a vegetabl

 

John: What the fuck

 

Simp: dude nO

 

Human Taser⚡: i-

 

Big Daddy:

Big Daddy: That doesn’t sound healthy.

 

John: stfu Asslo you dont deserve jorts

 

Big Daddy:

 

Helth: AKSJDHLFSKDJLF

Chapter Text

Saturday December 8th, 10:04 AM

John Telling People to Shut

John: oi Blyke wheres the fRucking cheese??????????/

 

Bromo: ??

Bromo: what cheese ?????????

Bromo: Im not even in the dorm righnow

 

John: Lies ik you ate it

John: Whomst tf else would have???????

 

Sera: *makes popcorn*

 

John: ..

John: Return my cheese Now or else

John sent an image: ill_kil_ur_weeb_clothign.png

 

Sera: AJSDFLSA

 

Helth: wtf am i witnessing??

Helth: Is that a pictuer of john holding a knife to a Refund High School sweatshirt ??

 

Bromo: FAQ DONT KILL TAHT ONE I STOLE IT FROM RISA

Bromo: OK I STOLE UR CHEESE BUT ONLY BC I WAS MAKIGN A SANDWICH

Bromo: I PUT THE WRONG CHEESE ON IT

 

John: HOW DO YOU MIX UP CHEDDAR AND MOZERELLA??//???

 

Bromo: IDK MAN U CAN EAT MY CHEESE INSTEAD

 

John: I DONT WANT UR SHITTEYT MOZWRELLA YOU FRICK

 

Bromo: OK ILL PAY U BACK FOR UR STUPID CHEDDAR SJUT DONT KILL THA SWEATSHUTR

 

Commie: yes John!! Blackmail !!!!!!!

 

Sera: SJDFFD;LS

 

12:37 PM

Helth: Remi were breaking up

Helth: I never wanna share ramen with you again😠

 

Human Taser⚡: BABE NO😭😭

 

Simp: Oh tea??

 

Human Taser⚡: IS THIS BC I CALLED PITCHER PLANTS HOES

 

Helth: nO

 

Sera: out my way, im making that CORN

 

Helth: OUR RELATIONSHIP IS NO REALITY SHOW S E R A

 

Sera: nOW IT IS

Sera: now pls continue. My corn is a poppin

 

Simp: i have on e question

Simp: W H Y would u phrase it that way????????

 

Human Taser⚡: bb please i thought i was all u needed in life 🥺😭

 

Sera: shut nerd dont question my methods

 

Helth: i need nothing and no one

 

Simp: oi Blyke is the nerd nOT ME

 

Human Taser⚡: babe please stop being edgy

Human Taser⚡: please,,, take this heart rainbow ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

 

Bruh: i am Not a nerd

Bruh: ill fite u over this 😠😠

 

John: im coming over Sera,, u better save me some of that popcorn

 

Helth: LET ME BE EDGEY IN PEACE❗❗❗

 

Human Taser⚡: NO

Human Taser⚡: IF UR GONNA HAVE AN EDGY ROMANCE MOVIE BINGE I AM JOINING U TO WALLOW IN MY SORROWS

 

Big Daddy: what in the name of chamomile and matcha fuck is going on here

 

John: Thats for us to know and you to find out -w-

 

Helth: YEAH EDGY MOVIE BINGE

 

Sera: the lesbians have gone emo

 

John: Aw just like you!

 

Sera:

 

Simp: ASJDFLJKAFBSLKJG

 

Bruh: ^^^

 

Sera: 1) john, Shut or ur not getting anymore popcorn

Sera: 2) Y are u 2 gay fricks still here i thought u were going to go punch eachother into a homoerotic fight scene or something

 

Bruh: I-

 

John: HAHSDJFSKD OWNED

 

Commie: she just owned u too tho?? O///O

 

John: Evie when did yOU get here

 

Commie: when remi and elaine went emo O////o

 

Sera: that’s a Lot of blushy emojis Evie…….

Sera: Wat are u up to?? 🤔

 

Commie: AA ITS NOT WHAT U THINK TT~TT

Commie: im volunteering at the animal shelter,,,, and kittens just get me so emotional,,,,,,

Commie: theyree just sO CUTE TToTT

 

Commie sent an image: sofloofeybABIESSS.png

 

John: Yea honestly Sera what did u expect from the resident not edgy person ???????

 

Sera: ..

Sera: fair

 

7:08 PM

Blyke

 

Blyke: oi Remi

Blyke: U there?

 

Remi: sup

 

Blyke: Uh so

Blyke: Do u think Isens been acting weird lately

 

Remi: u gotta b more specific,. Hes allways weird tbh

 

Blyke: aasfjksd

Blyke: like regarding John??

Blyke: Like the edgy prick stole my comb earlier & when i told Isen he kinda didn’t suggest breaking into his room?

Blyke: He was all ‘oh u dont wanna upset him’ ‘hes your roommate why not be friends?’

Blyke: hE STOLE MY COMB

Blyke: AND THREATENED TO BURN MY SHIRTS BC I ACCIDENTALLY ATE HIS CHEESE

Blyke: AND IS A CREEPY CREEP WHO PROBABLY PROJECTS HIS GAY HOMO FEELINGS ON ME AND ISEN BC HE DOESNT HAVE ANY CLOSE GUY FRIENDS

 

Remi:

Remi: yea that is Kinda Odd lmao

Remi: Usually Isen would b all for murder

Remi: 🤔🤔🤔

 

Blyke: yea somethings weird here

Blyke: Do u think John is blackmailing him??

 

Remi: maybe

Remi: but with what

 

Blyke: idk

Blyke: oh wiat

Blyke: Definitely the pictures he took

 

Remi: that actually makes a concerning amount of sense..

Remi: Cant believe im still saying this but gO PUBLIC WITH UR RELATIONSHIP ALREADY OR THINGS LIKE THIS WILL HAPPEN

 

Blyke: WE ARE NOT DATING

 

Remi: thats a fuking LIE and u know it

 

Blyke:

Blyke: N E WAYS HOW DO I GET HIM TO TELL ME WHATS GOING ON WITH CRIPPLE OVER THERE

 

Remi: oH i see whats going on

Remi: ARE THEY DATING????????

 

Blyke:

Blyke: no remi wtf obviously John is dating Arlo

Blyke: pLus Isen seemed scared of John so black mail is likely????

 

Remi: whatever u say loverboy………

 

Blyke: i-

Blyke: remi nObody uses that term

 

Remi: ok loverboyyy 😏😏😏

 

John Telling People to Shut

 

Human Taser⚡ changed Bromo’s name to Loverboy

 

Loverboy: REMI STOPPP

Loverboy: I IWLL PUNCH U

 

Human Taser⚡: 🤭🤭🤭

Chapter Text

Monday December 10th, 9:01 AM

“Ack!” Sera exclaimed as her attacker kneed her in the stomach. She staggered backwards, but before she could recover, a fist flew at her face before she could dodge it. The world exploded into stars as she hit the ground. Besides her, John was also thrown down, though he glowered at their attackers, who were jeering.

The group of mid-tiers had ambushed them in the hall on their way to second block, and even with both of their fighting skills, they were no match for the empowered group, only one of whom Sera recognized. Mardin, the green-highlighter-haired lackey of Zeke’s, appeared to lead the group, and he was grinning cruelly as ever.

“That was a message from Zeke,” Mardin said with a grin that Sera wished she could slap off his face. “Think twice before you mess with him.”

As he and the other jerks turned to leave, a familiar voice shouted Sera and John’s names. Sera looked up to see Evie hurrying through the hallway towards them.

“Are you okay?” Evie gasped, helping John up and offering a hand to Sera.

Seraphina nodded. “...Let’s just get to the infirmary. I want a nap.”

10:59 AM

John Telling People to Shut

Big Daddy: This is out of control

Big Daddy sent a link: twitter.com/videolinkhere

 

Human Taser⚡: Is that the masked person/???????

 

Simp: hOly shet the tweets going viral

 

Loverboy: This cant be good for Wellston’s reputation-

 

Sera rubbed her eyes as she sat up in the infirmary cot. She’d headed there for a rest after the events of that morning, and glancing around the room, she didn’t see John nearby.

He must’ve gone back to class already… How long have I been asleep for?

She picked up her phone to check the time.

11:08 AM

Seeing as she didn’t feel as sore as earlier, Sera stood up, intending to head out of the infirmary. Just as she did so, there was a click and creak as the door opened. Doc’s voice drifted over to her from the front of the room.

“You’re back. Are you all healed?”

Is he talking to John?

Sera ducked around the curtain, but stopped in her tracks as she realized who it was that had just entered the room.

“Yeah, the tonic worked well,” Arlo replied almost curtly. His eyes darted to Sera, and she froze.

“Arlo?”

Did Arlo get hurt somehow? He’s the strongest student in the region now, who could even touch him?

Arlo narrowed his eyes. “Seraphina. We need to talk.”

“What do you want?” Sera replied coldly.

“...Somewhere private.” He turned towards the door, gesturing for her to follow. Sera sighed, but decided to humor him for now.

As they walked, Sera decided to bring up his supposed injury.

“Did you really get hurt?” She asked, eyeing him. There weren’t any marks on his face, and his uniform was smooth as ever, but the former was likely the work of Doc’s tonics.

Arlo paused. “...You haven’t heard, then?”

Sera shook her head.

“Check your phone,” Arlo simply responded, and Sera pulled it out of her pocket as the two continued walking. She raised an eyebrow as she realized she had over a hundred unread messages from the group chat, and she opened it.

 

John Telling People to Shut

Sera: is it true Arlo got hurt somehow???

 

Helth: U havent heard?

Helth: its literally viral on twitter rn🥴

 

Human Taser⚡: yea ppl keep asking who this masked dude is

Human Taser⚡ sent a link: twitter.com/videolinkhere

 

Sera carefully clicked the link, which redirected her to a tweet that already had several thousand likes and comments. Pressing play on the attached video, she was greeted with blurry cell phone camera footage of a student with a bag over their head running down the hall, with people scurrying to get out of their path. Using a speed ability, they appeared to be heading for a student with bright green hair.

Mardin? Sera squinted at the screen, trying to determine whether it really was the bully.

However, just as the mystery student was about to reach Mardin, something shimmering appeared in front of him, and the mystery student spun around as a familiar voice spoke.

“That’s enough!” Arlo exclaimed, as the camera panned to him. His eyes glowed as he glared in the direction of the mystery student. But a split second later, there was a blur in front of him, and Arlo barely managed to put up his barrier before the mystery student swung a fist into it. Immediately, cracks ran along the barrier’s surface, and blood spurted from Arlo’s mouth as the mystery student punched his barrier again, completely shattering it. The video then cut out.

“So, you’ve seen it, then.” Arlo’s voice surprised Seraphina. She’d been so absorbed in the video she’d almost forgotten Arlo was still walking besides her.

She nodded hesitantly. For a moment, she was at a loss for words. Arlo regarded her with cold indifference as she tried to piece together a sentence.

“You- that- he- that student is stronger than you?”

Suddenly it all made sense. Why this freak had been allowed to run around the school unchecked. Why Arlo hadn’t stopped it.

He couldn’t stop it.

Arlo merely nodded, then glanced through the window of a classroom. He then opened the classroom’s door and led her inside. The room was empty.

“What… What now?” Sera asked after he’d closed the door. She clenched her fists. Arlo was the last person she wanted to be working with, but he must’ve involved her in this for a reason.

If only I had my ability…

“Seraphina, I’m going to need you to work with me on this,” Arlo began, reaching for something in his pocket. Sera nodded as he pulled out a few papers, but kept them facing towards him. “...I know who the… unidentified student is.”

“Wha- Who? Why’re you asking me about this?” Sera demanded.

Arlo took a deep breath, and Sera fought the urge to punch him and snatch the papers.

“It’s John.”

What?

It couldn’t be. John was a cripple, he was a nice person, he laughed and took what the world threw at him and rolled with it, he wasn’t like this.

Is this Arlo’s idea of a sick prank?

“You’re lying,” Sera responded, searching Arlo’s expression for any hint of emotion. Anything that might betray another manipulative scheme. Anything that might prove that her opinion of John was correct. But there was none.

Arlo shook his head, holding the papers out to her. Hesitantly, Sera took them, resisting the urge to slap them away and leave.

Are these… Personal records?

“John… Isn’t what you think,” Arlo said bluntly. “And he wasn’t always this persona that he’s built up for himself…” But Sera was barely listening to him as she flipped through the pages, her world falling apart as she did. John had an ability. He wasn’t homeschooled.

Is everything a lie?

Arlo was still talking, but Sera interrupted his speech.

“I think I need a little bit of time to think through all this.”

She turned and left the room.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Sera spent the rest of the day in bed, staring at the dark ceiling. Her phone buzzed a few times, but she muted it, trying to relish the silence that resulted.

She didn’t want to believe it. Arlo could’ve Photoshopped those documents, but they looked real enough. Plus, it made more sense if John really was the masked student. Everything made too much sense.

Beans scratched at her door, mewing, and Sera groaned. She forced herself to sit up and made her way over to the door. Once she opened it, Beans and Rat scurried in, the former carrying a fluffy toy mouse in his jaws.

Sera collapsed back into her bed, intending to return to her disturbed state of staring at the ceiling. But the cats jumped onto the bed, curling up next to her and purring contentedly, and Sera gradually let sleep claim her.

Chapter Text

Tuesday, December 11th, 4:02 PM

Elaine hummed to herself as she reached into the crate that had just been mailed to her dorm. It was a small shipment of freshly ripened satsuma oranges from the orchard, and Elaine smiled as she prepared her supplies for juice. But just as she was removing the first oranges from the crate, there was a loud knock at the door.

Elaine opened it to see John, and she winced as she noticed the frantic expression on his face.

“Is Sera here?” He asked, and Elaine nodded.

“She’s still in her room, but she still doesn’t want to see anyone…”

He’d come to the door the previous night, claiming Sera wasn’t in class, but had hesitantly turned away after Elaine checked on Sera, who was still sleeping.

However, John pushed past Elaine and headed for Sera’s room before Elaine could stop him.

“Wait, John-,” She hurried after him, but he threw open the door and headed inside. Elaine waited in the kitchenette, biting her lip as she listened to John and Sera’s short conversation. He asked Sera what was wrong, while she gave a response Elaine couldn’t quite make out. But even though Seraphina’s words weren’t decipherable, her tone was clearly tired and drained. At last, John left her bedroom, carefully closing the door behind him.

As he headed back to the exit of Sera and Elaine’s dorm, he glared at Elaine.

“She doesn’t know, does she?” He hissed, and Elaine shook her head.

“No, no, of course not!” She stammered, eyes darting to Sera’s door.

Thankfully, John seemed to believe the bluff, and as he headed out, he growled, “Keep it that way.”

 

Arlo

Elaine: Seras still upset..

Elaine: John stopped by &he seems mad, what if hes catching on??

 

Arlo: I’ll deal with him. You make sure Sera doesn’t do anything drastic

 

Elaine: ok..

 

Biting her lip, Elaine glanced to Sera’s bedroom door again, but caught sight of the window in her own room. Through it, she could see large flakes of snow being blown by, and she shivered. The temperatures had been getting chillier lately, and she was glad she’d gone coat shopping the previous week.

 

Wednesday, December 12th, 7:01 AM

 

John: IT IS COLD ASFUCC IN THIS FUKCING ASS DORM ROOM

John: WTF HAPPENED TO THE HEATING??????

 

Simp: central heatings out..

Simp: Keene sent an email about it at like midnight lastnihgt lmaoo

Simp: No school tho!!

 

John: If this means ive got to listen to u 2 being gay in mY dorm room for the whole day, I’m out. Bye

 

Loverboy: Y DID U PHRASE IT LIKE THAT/????

Loverboy: aND nO, we don’t want to be near you either -_-

Loverboy: We’re having a sleepover with Remi and Elaine and we are all going to build a pillow fort 😌

 

Human Taser⚡: yea it’s gonna be a double date!! 😉✨

 

Simp: NO IT IS NOT

 

Loverboy: sToP iT rEmi 🔪🔪🔪

 

Human Taser⚡: oH nO a kNife

Human Taser⚡: wHatEvEr sHalL i dO??? iTs nOt liKe i cAn sHoOt liGhTniNg oUt oF mY fiNgErS

 

Loverboy: SHUT-

 

John: YALL SHUT

John: STOP SPAMMING

John: IM GOING BACK TO SLEEP

 

Human Taser⚡: we are having a Conversation😑

 

John: i will PUT SPIDER EGGS IN YOUR BEDSHEETS IF YOU DONT SHUT

 

Loverboy: oh John is getting into my bed?? 😏😏

 

John: IM THE ONE WHOSE SUPPOSED TO FLIRT WITH PEOPLE WEIRDLY, SHUT

 

Simp: wOw Blyke r u cheating on me -_-

Simp: Our pillowfort date is CANCELLED

 

Commie: AKDJFSLAK

Commie: wHere is Sera. i need the corn

 

Human Taser⚡: oOooOo a dATE

Human Taser⚡: so yall r going public?? 👀👀

 

Loverboy: bRo im not cHeating i sWEAR

 

Commie: sCrew that. No time to pop that corn. I have cornchips,,, theyre good enough -w-

 

Simp: sounds like ur CHEATING with ur rOOMMATE😡😡😡

 

Helth: oh my god,, they were roommates….

 

Loverboy: I DID NOT ASK FOR THIS COMMENTARY

Loverboy: AND NO IM NOT CHEATING

 

Human Taser⚡: aA this is like kdrama levels of TEA 😫

 

Commie: *FURIOUSLY MUNCHES CORNCHIPS*

 

Simp: ok C H E A T E R

 

Loverboy: I AM NOT CHEATING

 

Simp: i am nOT coming to the pillow fort i am TAKING the kid and we are STAYING in my dorm🐈🚶♂️💢

 

Loverboy: WHY WOULD U DO THIS TO ME

 

Human Taser⚡: *blyke rn* yOure not coming to my Tea party❓❓ BETHANY I MADE BISCUITS

 

Helth: SKJFLAFDASL

 

John: I am Having a Fucking Stroke

 

Simp: U STOLE MY HUBSAND STAY OUT OF THIS CONVERSAETION

 

Loverboy: HUH NO HE STOLE Y O U

 

Human Taser⚡: T E A❓❗❗❗

 

Loverboy: UVE BEEN TELLING LIES

Loverboy: FOR HIM

 

Simp: nO I HAVE NOT

 

John: Ay if ANYONE here has been spreading rumors about me I will throw them OFF OF THIS BUILDINGS ROOF

 

Helth: 👹ʎuuɥoſ👹ʎuuɥoſ👹🎶❓ 👍Yes👍 👨👦Papa👨👦❓❗❓❗😼👅Eating👅💦 🍚🍚🍚Sugar❓❓❓👎No👎😇😇Papa❗️❗️❗️Telling lies❓❗👎No👎👨👦Papa👌☝❗️❗️Open 🙏🙏Your Mouth👄👄👅💦💦❗️𝘏𝘢❗️𝘏𝘢❗️𝘏𝘢❗️❗❗❗😫😫😅😅🍆🍆💦

 

Loverboy: DOES HE MAKE U ANXIOUS?? DOES HE MAKE UR HEART FLUTTER MORE THAN I EVER DID???????/

 

Human Taser⚡: ELAINE SRSLY wHat the FAQ

Human Taser⚡: I AM GOING TO TACKLE U

 

Simp: NO IM JUST STRESSED LATELY

 

Helth: *ꜰᴜʀɪᴏᴜꜱʟʏ ʟᴏᴏᴋꜱ ꜰᴏʀ ᴄᴏᴘʏᴘᴀꜱᴛᴀꜱ ᴛᴏ ʙᴜᴛᴄʜᴇʀ*

 

Loverboy: WOW BC OF HIM????/

Loverboy: I WILL BE THE ONE TAKING THE KID

 

Simp: NO U WONT

 

Commie: aw darn im out of corn chips TT~TT

 

Helth: 😏ITS JUST A 😳SUSSY BAKA😭 AND IT 🚫CANNOT🚫 BE THAT BAD👎😼

 

Human Taser⚡: STOPPIT ELAINE

 

Elaine threw herself against Remi’s bedroom door as she furiously scrolled through various copypastas, searching for the perfect one to steal. Outside, Remi was yelling at her, threatening to steal her phone, but Elaine smirked and continued looking.

 

Helth: ❗😵IM DELETING YOU, DADDY❗❗😭😭😭👋 ██]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] 10% complete..... ████]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] 35% complete.... ███████]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] 60% complete.... ███████████] 99% complete..... 🚫ERROR❗❗🚫💯True💯 Daddies are ✨irreplaceable💖I could never delete you Daddy✨😌😌😍

 

Human Taser⚡: ASDLFAJKFLKSFKL ELAINE NO

 

Just as Remi seemed close to shoving open the door, there was a knock on the dorm’s main door. Remi’s footsteps retreated, and Elaine opened the bedroom door and followed her curiously. Remi then opened the dorm’s main door, revealing Blyke and Isen, who were still bickering. She welcomed them inside, and Blyke opened his backpack, revealing it to actually be a cat carrier which contained Ratatouille. The four kids subsequently hurried to Remi’s room to get started on a pillow fort.

 

1:17 PM

Commie: y is it Actually Freezing rn

Commie: I woke up from the cold,, how will i cope with it???

 

Helth: layers!! 😄

 

John: The fire of my rage keeps me warm

 

Helth:

 

Commie:

Commie: Well thats edgy @-@

 

Helth: Btw have the hot cocoa dealers come to yalls door yet??

Helth: bc these drinks are SO GOOD🤩☕☕

 

Human Taser⚡: can confirm. The dealers make the best drinks

 

Commie: what r yall doing?

 

Human Taser⚡: vibing in the pillowfort w my gf🥰 & also the crack head duo

 

Commie: the wha-

 

Human Taser⚡: Blyke and Isen

 

Commie: ohh

Commie: oH that makes sm sense- adjfksalkdfjlak

Commie: hbu John?

 

John: Busy.

John: Have you seen Sera?

 

Commie: no ;w;

 

Helth: Shes still in her room, seems like shes sick☹️

 

Commie: aw ill bring over some omelettes later

Commie: hope she gets better!!

Chapter Text

Wednesday, December 12th, 4:39 PM

Sera fought the urge to groan in response to the knock on her bedroom door. Instead, she wrapped her blanket more tightly around herself and called out, “Come in.”

There was a creak as the door opened, and light pierced the dimness of the room. Sera squinted at who it was.

Elaine.

“Uh, Sera? These were outside the dorm…” Elaine made her way into the room and placed a tupperware container and an envelope on Sera’s bedside table. “I think the food’s from Evie, but I didn’t know who sent the note…”

“Thanks,” Sera muttered, re-burying herself in her blankets. But instead of leaving, Elaine spoke again.

“I’m sorry, Sera… I would’ve told you if I could…”

Sera yanked her head out from under the blanket pile. “Wha- You knew?”

“Yes, but he…” Elaine took a deep breath, “John, he isn’t… What you think… He’s scary, okay? He threatened me once I found out about his ability…” She bit her lip. “Arlo, Isen and I have been trying to keep this from the school, but when you lost your ability, it just… He just went wild.”

Sera stared at her in shock, though Elaine seemed to be avoiding her gaze.

That explains a lot more… But why? What would drive him to do all this?

 

“...Thanks, Evie,” Sera finally managed to say, before flopping back onto her pillows. “I’ll… I’ll see what I can do.” As she closed her eyes, she heard Elaine’s footsteps retreating and the bedroom door slowly being pulled shut.

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Skritch. Skritch.

Sera rubbed her eyes as a scratching sound reached her. There was a quiet mewing, and she sat up, realizing Beans wasn’t in the room with her.

He must be out of food… I’d better go get him some.

Sera wandered out of bed and pulled the door open. Beans mewed at her, rubbing his fluffy head along her legs as she headed to the kitchenette with a yawn.

After pouring Beans some dry food, Sera remembered the items Elaine had dropped off earlier. She wandered back to her room and picked up the tupperware container. On the top was a post-it from Evie.

Get well soon! >w<, Evie had written, and Sera smiled as she opened the lid to find two omelettes.

She then turned her attention to the envelope. A label with her name on it had been placed on the front, and Sera broke the seal, wondering who it could be from. She carefully removed the slip of paper that was inside and read it.

𝙵𝚛𝚒𝚍𝚊𝚢, 𝟻:𝟹𝟶 𝚙.𝚖.
𝟽𝟹𝟶 𝙲𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚂𝚝. 𝚒𝚗 𝙻𝚘𝚟𝚞𝚗

𝙻𝚎𝚝'𝚜 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚎 𝚊 𝚍𝚎𝚊𝚕.

Seraphina’s eyes widened as she realized who this could be from.

 

Arlo

Seraphina: Meet me in the park

Seraphina: Its important

 

Arlo: .. It’s the middle of a snowstorm.

 

Seraphina: ..

Seraphina: Idk meet me in the student cafeteria then

 

Arlo: …

Arlo: This better be good

Arlo: I was enjoying my tea

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

Arlo soon joined Sera in the cafeteria. But before he could speak, she slid the piece of paper across the table towards him.

“Someone left this outside my dorm today.” Sera eyed him as he read the note.

“And what, you want to go meet them there?” Arlo demanded. “Sera, that’s- that’s absurd. Why would you do something so idiotic?”

Sera frowned. “Arlo, there’s only one thing they could be ‘making a deal’ about. And… I do want to confront John, but I would like to have my ability when I do so… Just in case.”

“Sera, he’s your friend. Why wouldn’t he listen to you?”

“He didn’t listen to you,” Sera shot back.

“The hell is that supposed to mean?” Arlo demanded, narrowing his eyes.

Sera shrugged. “Just saying. I mean, half the school thinks you two are banging or something. You’re pretty close.” She suppressed a smirk at the way Arlo’s face twisted with rage.

“I am going to kill Cecile,” he muttered, before taking a deep breath. “So. Why did you ask me about this?”

“Simple. I want you to go with me,” Sera replied casually.

“What?”

“I need you, Arlo. As backup. I know the cafe will probably be crowded at the time we’re supposed to meet, so I doubt they’ll pull anything, but you can’t be too careful.”

“No.” Arlo crossed his arms. “Sera, this is shady at best. Who says these people will even be able to get your ability back?”

Frustration bubbled in Sera’s chest. “I have to try!”

However, Arlo continued to refuse, and she finally left, telling him she’d find someone else.

I’ll find someone else, or I’ll go alone. Whatever it takes.

Chapter Text

Thursday, December 13th, 1:04 AM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Commie: YALL THE HEATING IS B A C K!!!!!!! >w<

 

Human Taser⚡: FINALLY

Human Taser⚡: im gonna go find the nearest vent and SIT ON IT

 

Loverboy: SDFJS she just ran out of the room-

 

Simp: dOnt leave us Remi

Simp: Elaine is SNORING

 

Human Taser⚡: lmao oop

Human Taser⚡: give her a bodypillow ig??

 

Loverboy: Remi,,

Loverboy: Where in faq do you expect us to find one of those????

 

Human Taser⚡: do NOT ask

Human Taser⚡: but look in my closet

 

Loverboy: ??

 

Simp: SFDJSKL REMI?? Y DO U HAVE A REMARRIED EMPRESS BODYPILLOW

 

Human Taser⚡: EAFSAWGOIABIOW

Human Taser⚡: ELAINE GAVE IT TO ME OK??????/

Human Taser⚡: sTOp jUdGinGHHH

 

Loverboy: ASLFKDL;SDKF

 

11:38 AM

Human Taser⚡: SHOTS

Human Taser⚡: SHOTS

Human Taser⚡: SHOTS

 

Loverboy: AYY SHOTS

 

Helth: like,, vaccines????? 🤔

 

Simp: 2 kinds of people

 

Big Daddy: oh god the child got into alcohol

 

Simp: 3 kinds??

 

John: YALL STFU

 

Simp: theres the 4th

 

Helth: OH LIKE A DRINK💀💀💀

 

Human Taser⚡: babe i worry for u sometimes..

 

Helth: aww u too 😂💚

 

Human Taser⚡: 💖

 

Big Daddy: Oh dear. There they go again

 

Helth: 💙💚💙💚

 

Human Taser⚡: oH nO u dONT

Human Taser⚡: 💘💞💗💖💓💞

 

Helth: 💙💚💙💚💙💚💙💚 😼

 

Human Taser⚡: nO FAIR

Human Taser⚡: uR JUST SENDING THE SAME PATTERN

 

Helth: u could do it too if u werent smooth in the brain 😼😼😼

 

Human Taser⚡: babe no…. Take it back…… 😢

 

Helth: *bully’s u cutely*

 

John: ALL YALL S H U T

 

Human Taser⚡: hasdfjksldfkjsdlf

Human Taser⚡: silence ur phone fool

 

John: NO IM TRYING TO PLAY GEOMETRY DASH AND UR DUMB FLIRTING NOTIFICATIONS KEEP POPIGN UP ON THE SCREEN

 

Loverboy: have fun fighting yall i need to go snort coffee to get the motivation to study😌

 

Simp: babe no

Simp: ..U better not be snorting coffee WITHOUT me again

 

Helth: aw coffee, cute😄 I just have something called a sleep schedule😳

Helth: *flex’s on u cutely**

 

John: SHTU

 

Helth:

 

Loverboy:

 

Simp:

Simp: *shut

 

John:

 

John:

 

John: I WILL BREAK EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODY

 

Simp: Yes Plz end my existence😌

 

Commie: i left for 5 minutes- wHat is this conversation O_o

 

Human Taser⚡: honestly?? None of us actually know-

 

6:27 PM

As Sera heard the main door of the dorm opening, she hurried out of her room to greet Elaine, who was dressed in athletic leggings and a sweatshirt. She’d likely been off in the school’s weight room again.

“Hey, Elaine!” Sera exclaimed. Elaine, who was stomping snow off her boots, gave Sera a quizzical look.

“Uh, hey, Sera… Are you feeling alright?” Elaine asked.

Sera bobbed her head up and down. “Listen. I, ah, need to ask a favor of you.” She pulled the slip of paper from her pocket, but as she explained the situation, Elaine seemed to grow more and more worried.

After Sera had finished, Elaine paused. “...Seraphina, I- you want me to go with you to some shady deal tomorrow?” She sounded bewildered.

Sera nodded again. “Please, Elaine, if this is what I think it is-,”

“I- I’m gonna need some time to think on this,” Elaine cut her off. “I’m sorry, Sera, this is just… really weird.” She stepped out of her boots, avoiding Sera’s eyes as she placed the boots by the door. “I’ll… I’ll let you know tomorrow.”

With that, Elaine scurried off to her room, leaving Sera standing alone by the dorm room’s front door.

Friday December 14th, 4:42 PM

Seraphina checked her phone once more before heading out of her bedroom. To her surprise, Elaine was waiting by the dorm’s front door, furiously chewing her nails.

As Sera pulled on her shoes, Elaine called out to her.

“Wait!”

Raising an eyebrow, Sera turned to her, but Elaine appeared at a loss for words. Helplessly, her stare pierced Sera’s gaze, but just as Sera was about to give her the cold shoulder, there was a knock at the dorm’s door.

Elaine scrambled to answer it, and as she pulled it open, it revealed Arlo standing in the doorway. Immediately, a wave of annoyance washed over Sera. She furrowed her brow.

“Listen, Arlo, if you’re trying to convince me not to go, it isn’t going to work,” Sera said bluntly, before Arlo had a chance to speak. But to her surprise, he didn’t argue with her.

“That’s not why I’m here.”

At his response, Sera’s eyebrows shot up, and Elaine bit her lip.

Arlo continued, “I’m here to go with you.”

Sera didn’t know what to say. She was about to ask why, but Elaine beat her to it.

“But, Arlo- you- I- why? It’s dangerous!” Elaine exclaimed, her face twisting with fear. Sera almost pitied her.

Arlo didn’t answer her. Instead, he beckoned Sera to follow him.

“Elaine, if we aren’t back before dark, contact the authorities.”

༻✧-----♛-----✧༺

The next few hours were almost surreal. Sera wanted to scream when she first saw Leilah, wanted to blame her for everything, wanted to hit her even, make her realize the pain that Sera had gone through in her absence. Yet it didn’t happen.

Sera made the deal with Leilah. She hadn’t thought much of it at the time. All she could think of was the burning desire to regain her ability. It had consumed her. And now, finally, it was within reach. Now all she had to do was wait.

Chapter Text

Sunday, December 16th, 12:29 PM

John Telling People to Shut

 

Simp: Cant believe we have to go back to school on monday

 

Loverboy: ok true

Loverboy: Would you rather be cold tho?

 

Simp: maybe. You dont know me

 

Loverboy: .. fair

 

Human Taser⚡: oh shet we have class tmr-

Human Taser⚡: w h y y y

Human Taser⚡: my history teacher assigned some big project and ive barely started it😭😭😭

 

Helth: FINALLY

Helth: weightlifting club shall begin again ⭐👄⭐

 

Human Taser⚡: o right the cults will begin again-

 

Sera: g o o d

Sera: Elaines been bench pressing random shit around the apartment its t e r r i f y i n g

 

Helth: DONT EXPOSE ME MOMMY😭😭😭

 

Sera: EJKHLFKJSLKAJFKLJ

 

Human Taser⚡: eLAINE NO

Human Taser⚡: DONT CALL PPL MOMMY IN PUBLIC-

 

Simp: FSDLJKJHSFLKJSFDSF

 

Loverboy: jsfjFSHSFHOALAKLDSFLJKSDFJSFAL

 

Helth: ur just jelly that I didnt call y o u mommy😉

 

Human Taser⚡: I-

Human Taser⚡: nO

 

Simp: shes right tho-----

 

Loverboy: ^^^^

 

Sera: ^^^^^^

 

Human Taser⚡: AJSFHDSL STOPPIT

 

Helth: 😏😏😏

 

Human Taser⚡: ISEN UR JUTS MAD BLYKE WONT CALL U DADDY

 

Sera: SHFJDHSLADKFLKAGDJKFJLSG

 

Simp: nO WTF

 

Loverboy: eXcUSE you

Loverboy: thats bc IM the daddy

 

Big Daddy: what in the name of fuck did I just walk in on

 

Helth: JJLESFKJHSFEJKLJKSFJKLSFKLKLKLDJ

 

Simp: its the true daddy👨👦,,,,

 

Big Daddy: …

Big Daddy: I’m going back to sleep.

 

Commie: whats all this about daddies??????

 

Sera: JSELFKJSE EVIE NO

 

Human Taser⚡: NO EVIE IS INNOCENT

Human Taser⚡: FLOOD THE CHAT

 

Helth: 😳

 

Sera: sjkdf

 

Helth: 😳

Helth: 😳

 

Human Taser⚡: AAAAAAA

 

Loverboy: ASDFKL

 

Helth: 😳

 

Simp: 👨👦

 

Sera: slfseio

 

Helth: 😳

 

Commie: ??????

 

Helth: 😳

 

Commie: yKnow wHat

 

Sera: akjflsfdk

 

Commie: hEck yall

Commie: imma read the chat anyways !! >:3

 

Human Taser⚡: nO EVIE NOOOOOOO

 

Loverboy: remi has just died

 

Simp: f in the chat for our queen

 

Helth: ffffffff

Helth: rip to my fav gf…,,,,,,

 

Human Taser⚡: aw im ur favorite??🥺🥺🥺

 

Simp: TRUE LOVE BROUGHT HER BACK

 

Human Taser⚡: wait

Human Taser⚡: WIAT

Human Taser⚡: if im ur favorite… HOW MANY OTHER GFS DO U HAVE???????

 

Sera: WAIT ELAINE HAS SIDE HOES❗❓❓

 

Helth: NO NO NO😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

Helth: LIKE OUT OF MY PAST GF’S

 

Human Taser⚡: mhm babe,, sure..,,,,,

 

Helth: 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

 

Commie: mk i just read the chats,,..

 

Human Taser⚡: NO

 

Commie: ..yall are Kinky Af

 

Sera: oh hun. This isnt even scratching the surface tbh

 

Commie: O_o

 

Human Taser⚡: her innocence,.. Its Gone.,,,,,😭😭😭

 

Loverboy: wow Remi now u know how we felt when u found isens flash drive

 

Commie: where is John. he should be saying something like “one couple crying. Now just to get the other one…”

 

Human Taser⚡: oh my god the flash drive,,,,

 

Simp: STOP THIS IS BULYLING

 

Commie: Wait What Flash Drive?????

 

Simp: STOPPIT. SHUTTTT

 

Sera: oh Tea????

Sera: GOTTA GET MY CORN *zooms*

 

Loverboy: Lmao so Remi and I were messing around in Isens dorm one day for somereason

Loverboy: probably planned to play a prank on him but thats not the point

 

Simp: STOPPIT BLYKE

Simp: I WILL PUNCH U

Simp: I WILL GO OVER THERE RIGHT NOW

 

Sera: SDFJSKH

 

Loverboy: n e ways. We went in his desk drawer and Remi finds his flashdrive

Loverboy: Like his personal one

 

Simp: SHUTTTT

 

Sera: IM WHEEZING THE ONLY SOUNDS IN OUR DORM RIGHT NOW ARE POPCORN POPPING, BEANS MEOWING AND ELAINE DISTANTLY SCREAMIGN INTO HER PILLOW

 

Loverboy: So we looked on it

 

Simp: BLYKE I SWEAR-

 

Loverboy: and he has the weirdest files ive ever seen???????????????

Loverboy: well had

 

Sera: OH TEA

 

Loverboy: like. He had screenshots of the cRIMINAL RECORDS of a bunch of former wellstons students aljdflkjsflkjsfdjklfjkldl

Loverboy: and also a bunch of peoples search histories

 

Simp: STOP EXPOSIFN ME

 

Loverboy: NO YOU HAD M Y SEARCH HISTORY

 

Simp: AND IT TURNS OUT UR JUST A HUGE WEEB WHICH WE ALL ALREADY KNEW

 

Sera: *furiously munches popcorn*

 

Commie: where did Remi go????

 

Sera: Probably going to buy desserts to buy back elaines love

Sera: She doesnt wanna be bested by one of Elaines imaginary side hoes

 

Commie: oh mood lmaoo

 

Loverboy: anyways. He also had a folder with just pictures of random cats he saw on the street for some reason

Loverboy: It had liek 700 photos in it and most of them were blurry af like the cat was just running by or the picture was taken out the window of a moving car

 

Simp: k im gonna go scream into my pillow

Simp: *Joins elaine in the screaming into pillow club*

 

Sera: Kinky

 

Loverboy: ASFJLNSLDK

 

Commie: that was,, spicey

 

Sera: Yes Agreed

Sera: Anyone got anymore tea?? Lol

Sera: I need to distract myself from the pains of life

 

Commie: Mood

 

Loverboy: Big mood

 

Sera: ye

 

John: ..

 

Commie: Johns here!

 

John: fuck is going on.

 

Sera: nothing.

 

John: ..

John: fuck this.

 

Sera: John do you have something to tell us?

Sera: You’ve been super distant lately.

Sera: & I think I just found out why.

 

John: ??

John: Do you not fucking trust me or something?

John: I’m not hiding anything.

 

Sera: John, if you want to talk, I’m here

Sera: Im your friend

Sera: We are your friends

 

John: Shut up.

John: Im not hiding anything

John: And you suspecting me of doing it is bullshit.

John: Im leaving.

 

John: I dont need you.

John has left the chat.

 

Sera:

 

Commie:

 

Loverboy:

Loverboy: Im out-

 

Commie: Sera?? Do u know whats going on?

Commie: Did something happen between u two?

 

Sera: Johns just been a bit distant lately

 

Commie: well.. I noticed that but

Commie: I didnt think it was that bad..

 

Sera: Ill try to talk to him soon.

 

Commie: i hope hes ok..

 

Remi looked up from her phone. Unbeknownst to the others, she’d been reading their chats while she waited in line at the bakery.

John again…

What’s with him? I’m starting to think something is seriously wrong…

She reflected on the events of the past month. Sera losing her ability. A new threat emerging in the school. Both Isen and Elaine acting strangely at times. And now John, blowing up at his friends and leaving.

Is it all connected?

 

3:10 PM

Toptier Trio

 

Remi: Isen we need to talk

 

Isen: ??????????

 

Remi: its about John.

 

Blyke: f i n a l l y

 

Isen: what who John??

Isen: idk him-

 

Remi: hEll no

Remi: U definitely know something about him

Remi: that u arent telling us

 

Blyke: yea you know we have ur back right??

Blyke: If u need us to help u beat him up for some reason we r here

 

Isen: nO DONT FIGHT HIM

 

Blyke: bro u good??

 

Remi: yea it feels like everyones being weird lately..

Remi: first Sera loses her ability then this masked person shows up to terrotize the school, now u are acting weird about John??

 

Blyke: WAIT

Blyke: ISEN WTF

Blyke: THIS BETTER NOT BE WHAT IM THINKIGN

 

Remi: ??

 

Blyke: Is it John?????/

 

Isen:

 

Remi: huh what who

 

Blyke: The masked student??

 

Remi: WAIT WTF

 

Isen: .. ye

 

Blyke: DUDE WTF

 

Remi: ^^

 

Blyke: Y DIDNT U TELL US

 

Isen: HAVE U SEEN HIM??

Isen: HE PUNCHED THROUGH ARLOS BARRIER

Isen: HES A GOD TIER

 

Blyke: HES TERRORIZING THE SCHOOL

Blyke: HE NEEDS TO BE STOPPED

 

Isen: WE CANT STOP HIM

Isen: HES STRONGER THAN US

 

Remi: waitwaitwait.

Remi: Maybe his level is higher than ours

Remi: but what if we worked together??

 

Blyke: its possible.

Blyke: but. Dude w h y did you not tell us this

 

Isen: bC John was freaking out trying to make sure nobody spilled his beans ok??

Isen: only Arlo Elaine and I knew

Isen: HES SCARY

 

Blyke: COWARD

 

Isen: SHUT

 

Remi: yall STOP ok??

Remi: Im gonna talk with Elaine.

Remi: and get us a plan.

Remi: be ready.

Chapter Text

Monday, December 17th, 4:07 PM

The building Kayden had brought Sera to appeared to be some sort of medical lab. Sera glanced around the room. She had to admit that she was oddly surprised by the professionalism of the setting.

Leilah greeted Sera and directed her to a nearby bathroom, instructing her to change into a medical gown. Once she had done so, Leilah spoke with her once more.

“Seraphina. You are aware of the conditions for this treatment?”

Sera nodded.

Whatever it takes.

With that, Leilah told her to lay down in a nearby hospital bed, telling her they’d need to put her under for the procedure. Reluctantly, Sera agreed, Within minutes, Sera was asleep.

 

Tuesday, December 18th, 10:46 PM

John Telling People To Shut

 

Commie: WTF IS GONIGN ON

Commie: R U GUYS TRYING TO FIGHT THE MAMSKED GUY?????

 

Helth: YES

 

Commie: y?????????

 

Helth: WHAT CHOICE DO WE HAVE??

Helth: THE SCHOOL IS IN CHAOS AND ITS REPUTATION IS GOING DOWN

 

Sera initially hadn’t chosen to reveal the return of her abilities. Instead, she laid low for the first three periods of the day, avoiding most people but especially John. She was on the roof when she heard the shattering of a window from a lower floor.

What was that?

Pressing herself up against the roof’s fence, Sera stared down at the school, trying to determine what had just happened. But from what she could see, everything appeared normal.

Whatever’s going on, it must be happening somewhere else.

Activating her ability, Sera sprinted to the roof’s door and then down the stairs. Around her, students moved in slow motion, and she hurried down the halls, looking in every direction for disturbances or signs of a fight. After what was likely mere seconds to everyone else, she noticed a group of students fleeing up a staircase, and she weaved between them as she ran down the stairs.

The next hallway seemed relatively clear save for some scattered papers, but Sera spotted Elaine standing by a wall, seemingly peering around a corner. As she slowed down, she realized she could hear noise coming from the next corridor.

“Elaine!” Sera exclaimed, and the healer whirled around.

“Sera- wha- It’s dangerous here!” Elaine hissed, motioning frantically to the corridor. Her eyes then widened. “Sera… Your- your eyes… Are they- did you get your ability back?”

Sera nodded, ignoring Elaine’s surprised gasp. “Elaine. What’s going on?”

Elaine bit her lip. “They- they decided they were going to fight him… Joker, I mean, John…”

“Wait, who’s they? And… Joker?”

“Remi, Isen, Arlo and Blyke,” Elaine replied, “And… Joker is what the students have been calling John, apparently… Since they don’t know it’s him…”

Sera breathed in deeply.

I can do this.

“Thanks, Elaine. I’m going to join them.”

Before Elaine could reply, Sera dashed around the corner into the next corridor. Immediately, the five fighting students came into view, though all of them appeared injured to various degrees. John, though his mask hadn’t been removed, was visibly worse for wear as he had several crimson stains on his uniform shirt. His back was to Sera, and she used her ability to freeze time as she ran towards him. She stepped around Blyke, who had been struggling to get to his feet, and continued past Isen, who appeared to be leaning against a wall for support. As she neared John, she reached for the paper bag that covered his head. She gripped the thick paper and yanked the bag away as she continued running.

Seraphina stopped near the end of the corridor, a few feet from Arlo and Remi, who were standing near each other. As she unfroze time, she noticed the rage in John’s expression seeming to intensify. Meanwhile, the others appeared at first confused, but then relieved as they noticed her.

“Sera!” Remi exclaimed, her face betraying a mixture of shock and bewilderment. “Your ability… What are you doing?”

“Helping,” Sera responded evenly. “Go to Elaine. John and I need to settle this on our own.”

Remi nodded, though she cast a nervous glance back at John. He was narrowing his eyes.

“You’ve finally decided to show your ability, Seraphina!” He yelled, and Sera realized he was trembling with rage. “How long have you been hiding it?”

“John, I-,”

“Fuck that. Why are you even here? Going to laugh at me? Betray me again?” His hands shook, and he suddenly charged at her, more quickly than anyone without a speed ability could.

What abilities does he have?

Sera froze time and dodged, running behind him and letting John’s punch hit the wall. A crack spiderwebbed out from where it had impacted.

“John, I came here to help you!” Sera yelled back at him. He turned, gritting his teeth.

“Don’t fucking lie to me!” John thrust out his palms as energy built up in them.

“It’s not a lie! I’m your friend!” Sera insisted, freezing time once again as John shot the beam. A quick glance behind her showed that Arlo, Remi, Blyke and Isen were almost at the end of the corridor, and none of them appeared to be in the path of the blast.

“No! Stop lying!” John exclaimed, but instead of charging at her or shooting at her again, he raised his hands and a dark barrier surrounded him. “I’m- I’m a monster!”

“John!” Sera ran at him, banging on the barrier’s solid surface, but he didn’t look at her. He stared at the ground, gripping his head, as Sera stared.

What do I do? He won’t listen to me!

I have to break through to him…

With that, Sera froze time again and darted down the hall away from John. Then, as it returned to normal, she charged at the dark barrier surrounding John.

“John! Listen to me!” She yelled as she brought her fist back. She thrust it forwards just as she was about to hit John’s barrier, rewinding her arm as pain exploded along it. But the barrier was cracked.

John’s head snapped up and he stared at Sera, but she swung her arm back again. This time the barrier cracked completely, and blood spurted from his mouth.

As the barrier started to crumble away, Sera spoke again.

“John! You are not a monster!” She stood over him as he collapsed. The last remnants of the barrier flitted away.

For a moment, there was silence. Then John mumbled something, and Sera knelt in front of him.

“Are you okay?” She asked, and his shoulders trembled.

“I’m sorry!” John suddenly burst out, “I never meant for this to happen!” Tears flowed down his cheeks, and Sera pulled him into a hug.

“It’s going to be okay.”

Chapter Text

Saturday, January 12th, 3:48 PM

John Telling People to Shut

Big Daddy: w h y

Big Daddy: you Freaks come into MY apartment and demand MY ability

Big Daddy: and for this????????

 

Big Daddy sent a video: hamsterballbullshit.mp4

 

John: CANT CATHC ME BIG DADDY 🏃♂️🖕

 

Helth: IM WEHEZING

Helth: WTF IS THAT

 

Sera looked up from her phone and grinned. A few feet away, Arlo was disapprovingly watching John, who was rolling down a hill in a dark barrier. As John hit a rock and went flying, Arlo facepalmed with a gloved hand.

As Sera watched the scene, she reflected on the events of the past month. Following John’s outburst, Vaughn had begun mandating what he described as ‘therapy’ sessions for John. Though Sera wasn’t familiar with the idea, it along with the support of his friends had clearly made a positive impact on John’s mental state. He seemed more open, more happy, more free. He’d even agreed to work with Remi on one of her pet projects, something she was calling a “safe house” club.

Whatever it was, it seemed to give John hope, and Sera smiled as she realized that they could both look forward to a brighter future.