Johnny was just slipping into the realms of sleep when a thud outside his window startled him back into consciousness, opening the paned glass he realised that it must have been Randall returning home. After all the lizards room was next to Johnny’s and a faint yellow glow was emanating from it that wasn’t there earlier which indicated he must have turned on his lights. He guessed that Randall didn’t want to come back through the front door and potentially wake someone up which was why he opted for the window. With a sigh Johnny returned to his bed, he wanted to talk to Randall and set things straight right away. But now was definitely not the time, he would wait until morning like he had planned.
Morning, Location: Kitchen
Chet and Reggie were slumped over the table, sipping coffee and grumbling at the ungodly hour of the morning in which they had to get up, all the ROR boys had stayed up until the first light of morning hit their windows and they forced themselves to get just a couple precious hours of kip. Needless to say last night was one of the worst they had had in the house, it was just too tense and everyone anticipated what was to come.
Javier was humming away like he always did in his kitchen; the bug monster seemed completely aloof to the mood in the room as he made the finishing touches to the fajitas he had prepared. Slipping them onto a plate which he placed between the two sulking ROR’s he finally spoke up.
“So, either of you seen our Johnny and Randy this morning?”
“Nah man” Chet replied. “Johnny was acting weird when I spoke to him last night, so I went ta check on him this morning and he weren’t in his room.”
Javier looked surprised. “You mean he’s already left?”
“Yeah and so’s Randy, checked on him too.”
“Unbelievable” The bug monster huffed, the least they could do was make up already. Then again it’s not like either of them to run away … Maybe they have already seen each other today?
It was at that moment Chip burst into the room causing Reggie to choke on a fajita. The horned monster had a spring in his step and a goofy smirk on his face that didn’t suit him at all. Swiping a fajita and brandishing it like a microphone he exclaimed “Fellas! I have a battle plan.”
“Oh yeah? And whats that?” Reggie glared, rubbing his throat and chugging down water to ease his windpipe.
“All in good time Reg, I can’t reveal that information just yet.”
“I didn’t even know you knew a word as long as information, you feeling sick Chip?”
Chip frowned “Oh very funny Reg.” Then his smile slipped back in place, waved goodbye and he practically skipped out of the house, leaving three very confused ROR’s behind.
Location : Scare class
Javier couldn’t deny that Professor Knight was a great teacher, but at that moment in time, his droning voice and never-ending scratches of chalk across the blackboard was boring. The classroom was hot and stuffy, the students were messing around and the whole situation was just insufferable. The bug had made so many notes he was sure he had nothing left to gain from the days lesson, if only that darn bell would hurry up and then he could go back to the house. It was Javier’s last class of the day and it couldn’t end soon enough.
“Miss Lewis, late again I see.” Knight snapped as a student walked into the class.
“Sorry teach” The monster replied though Javier noted she didn’t look sorry at all, merely disaffected with the situation.
“Heh, just sit next to Rios and copy his notes Lewis, he seems to be the only student doing work anyway. See me after class, you’ve got detention”
“Whatever” She huffed and sat down next to Javier, pulling out her textbooks from a black leather satchel. Then it clicked for Javier. The girls name was Sonia. She was one of the HSS ladies that he had competed against in the scare games. The bug monster realised he never really paid attention to her before, or any of the Eta Hiss Hiss … Or anyone outside of his ROR bubble really. Wow, now that was a sad thought. Just how many students on campus did he actually bother to make friends with? I mean sure the ROR’s threw parties all the time and he hung out with people but he did actually hang out with people?
He looked at her from the corner of his eyes, she had light blue skin and dark navy hair. Her two eyes protruded from her head and were caked in black mascara. She wore a black leather jacket covered in studs that suited her well and deep purple lips hiding away her gaptooth.
Javier realised he was staring and so did Sonia, she huffed “Can I help you?”
“You need to copy my notes right? I don’t need them anymore so here.” He slid the sheets of paper onto her armrest and he swore if she had eyebrows they would be raised right now.
“Sure those are notes? Looks like an essay to me.”
“I pay attention.”
“Clearly … thanks.”
He cracked a small smile “No problem” he replied. Javier spent the next 20 minutes splitting his attention between Mr Knight and his blackboard and stealing glances at Sonia who was engrossed in her note copying. Every now and then she bit her lips in confusion or a scowl would settle on her features that he couldn’t take his eyes off of. She turned to him and asked for clarification on a few topics. He was happy to comply.
Location ROR frat house
“I can’t believe Knight gave me a C for my essay dudes. That is so unfair.”
“Is it Chet? I thought that was pretty fair considering it’s you” Reggie replied from the sofa where he and Javier were battling away on the ScareStation 2. Javier was looking very smug and Reggie was more than disgruntled at his losing streak.
“Gee, thanks a lot sass master” The crab rolled his eyes at his friends and spied Chip entering the house. “Hey dude whats up?”
“Chet my man. I am feeling awesome that’s whats up.”
Reggie paused the game and the three ROR’s set their eyes on Chip. All of them looked unamused despite being curious, it was just that Chip was always the most annoying monster around when he was being secretive. He loved to bask in the attention and it grated on everyone’s gears.
“I got a date!” He grinned that stupid grin of his and Chet blinked to process what he had just heard.
“A date? You?”
Javier and Reggie actually unamused this time went back to their game, or were about to as Johnny and Randall walked in. The two seemed alright with each other, from the looks of it they had certainly spoken with each other but they were a little tense. Like anything could upset the balance they had regained. Feeling everyone’s eyes on them Johnny spoke up.
“Whats going on fellas?” He asked.
“Johnny my man!” Chip exclaimed “I’ve got a date!” he puffed up his chest and the monster couldn’t look any prouder of himself. Or more silly.
Randall quietly congratulated him as a curious look overcame Worthington’s face “Really now? Who’s the unlucky lady my friend?”
“A gentleman doesn’t tell. Ok I’m totally kidding but seriously I’ll tell you all later, my dates at 8 tonight and I wanna prepare so see ya”. With that he ran up the stairs to his room.
It was almost hilarious how oblivious Chip was but to the five remaining ROR’s in the livingroom the tension was now palpable. Johnny and Randall glanced at each other and then they joined Javier and Reggie on the sofa. Everything resumed from there. Johnny and Randall were acting like everything was fine and that made the guys relax. The group got their security back or at least they did on the surface.