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Post by zanematthews on 4/5/2014, 10:44 am

Zane wanders in from the direction of his cabin. His usual attire of all black jeans, hoodie, and shoes didn't exactly blend in with the lake's surroundings. He stands over on the edge of the lake, peering out over it. His face shows confusion yet relaxation. "Why in the name of Thanatos did I come here again?" He asked himself aloud, expecting to be alone. He looks down at his feet and kicks a rock into the lake, creating a loud splash that almost gets his shoes wet.

He shrugged for no apparent reason and plopped down onto the ground, creating a small cloud of dust that puffs out around him. He coughs a couple times as the cloud reaches his face and quickly fans the dust away, before reaching behind him and and unsheathing his Stygian Iron sword, pushing the tip into the ground in front of him slightly.
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Post by beanie on 4/5/2014, 12:02 pm

McKenna wandered around the forest. It was unusual for her to be found alone but today she wanted to be away from people. Yes, strange as it seems, the normally social girl was in the mood where she doesn't want to be bothered. So, she chose a calm walk through the forest and to the lake. The girl had also left her Rottweiler, Amethyst, napping in the Ares cabin.

But at the moment, McKenna couldn't find the lake. It was unusual, considering the fact she had come yesterday. Her bright blue orbs scanned around the trees, a puzzled expression found on her face. She huffed, leaning against a nearby tree. The girl didn't care if her blue tank top, which was fit snugly under a black denim vest, or her skinny jeans got dirty, she was fine with it. What she was annoyed at was how forgetful she was.

Closing her eyes, McKenna decided to listen for any noise. She perked up slightly at the sound of rushing water. The lake was close. A faint smile could be found on her face as she rushed over to the lake, her brown crunching the dirt and twigs as she ran. When she arrived at the lake, her tracks stopped short at the sight in front of her.

There was a boy there, just sitting at the edge. He was dressed in all black. What puzzled McKenna the most was that he was sitting alone, there was no one there at all.

"Uh, hi there?" She spoke softly.
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Post by zanematthews on 4/5/2014, 12:22 pm

Zane jerked in surprise as a girl's voice spoke behind him. He turned his face quickly to find the source and saw a girl standing there. "U-uh... Hi..." He stuttered out in response, his voice at its usual softness. There shouldn't be anyone here. Why is she here? he thought to himself as he gazed up at the girl, wondering what she was doing all the way out here alone.

He was used to being alone, mainly due to his shy nature, but also because he never knew what to do when it came to socializing with other people. Zane just could not ever work out when to say the right thing or what to do. It was just better for everyone that he stick to himself, and blend in with the shadows, which in his black clothes and being a son of Thanatos, he could do very well. Unfortunately, there were no shadows to disappear into here, so he had no choice but to acknowledge the girl. The girls outfit made her look tough. Or maybe it was just the vest that made him think that. "W-what are you doing out h-here..?" he asked, blushing slightly from the shyness of talking to someone.
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Post by beanie on 4/5/2014, 1:38 pm

A giggle erupted from McKenna's mouth. The boy had jumped at the sound of the girl's voice. She hadn't meant to scare him, but then again, she bet that they both didn't think they would meet anyone at the lake. Putting one foot in front of the other, McKenna walked closer to the dark clothed boy. "U-uh... Hi..." the boy stuttered as she sat down next to him.

"Hi, I'm McKenna, daughter of Ares." she said to him, giving him a toothy grin, which some boys called dazzling. As she leaned back, her blue eyes caught a sword that the boy had in his hands. An uneasy feeling swept through her. She quickly averted her eyes to the sky, not wanting to concern the boy.

"W-what are you doing out h-here..?" she heard him stutter again. The girl turned her attention back to the boy, a smile still planted onto her face. "Well, I wanted to get some alone time, but that was kinda adverted when I met you." she said nonchalantly. "What about you, what are you doing here?"
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Post by zanematthews on 4/5/2014, 5:27 pm

Zane quickly blushed at the giggle that escaped the girl's lips. He blushed even brighter and averted his gaze as the girl called McKenna smiled at him. Once again proving that any kind of attention causes him to blush. "The s-same as you, I guess.. I prefer to be alone.." he stammered back in response to her question. He didn't want to share personal information with anyone, but he thought it would be rude not to tell her his name, since she had already told him hers. "M-my name's Zane.." he added at the end in his usual soft, quiet voice. He turned his attention back to his sword, continuing to poke at the dirt with the tip, making sure to resist glancing over at her.
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Post by beanie on 4/6/2014, 4:23 pm

McKenna stifled another giggle. She couldn't help but to think that the boy was cute, in a shy sort of way. Her blue orbs carefully watched the boy, whose name she learned was Zane, dig his sword into the dirt. The sun started to reflect against the metal of the sword, giving it a shiny glow. McKenna couldn't help but stare at it in awe. She couldn't help it, the sword was forged nicely.

The two just sat in silence, an awkward silence in the air. McKenna, hoping to avoid the awkwardness, decided to create a distraction. She gracefully stood up and dusted some stray grass off her jeans. Let's see.....she surveyed the shore of the lake. There was some small rocks laying on the edge.

Grabbing some rocks, McKenna started to skid rocks across the lake. "Hey, do you want to try?" she asked Zane, offering some rocks.
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Post by zanematthews on 4/6/2014, 9:29 pm

After a few moments sitting in silence, a splash in the lake snapped Zane out of his trance-like state he usually gets into when he's alone. He looked up to see what had caused it, when he realized it was McKenna skipping rocks. I wonder if that's easy for her.. he thought to himself before McKenna spoke up. "Hey, do you want to try?" she asked, with some rocks in her outstretched hand. "U-uhm.. I.. I don't know how.." He replied in his soft voice. Great, how she's going to think i'm a loser for not knowing how to skip a rock. he snapped at himself in his mind.
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Post by beanie on 4/7/2014, 6:50 pm

McKenna couldn't help but inwardly laugh at Zane's reply. "U-uhm.. I.. I don't know how.." He told her softly. Who doesn't know how to skip a rock?she thought. Then again, her older brother couldn't skip one either, so she wasn't going to say anything.

"Here, I'll show you." She said, pulling him to his feet. McKenna handed him a smooth flat rock. "It's easier to throw with the flat ones when you just start." She explained, her blue eyes making contact with Zanes. "So, hold the rock in your hand firmly and bend down a little." She crouched down and got in position. "Then, when you want to throw, it's the flick of the wrist." McKenna let the rock fly across the crystal waters.

"Now, here, let me show you a little more." She walked up to Zane and took hold of his risk. "It's just a flick of the wrist." She moved his wrist back and forth, demonstrating. Letting go, McKenna took a step back. "Now you try."
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Post by zanematthews on 4/7/2014, 11:57 pm

Gods, she must think i'm weird or something.. To not know how to skip a rock.. Zane thought to himself as he looked away at the direction of the lake in embarrassment. It wasn't his fault he couldn't do it. He never had anyone to show him how.

Zane jumped slightly in surprise as McKenna helped him up and handed him a rock. As her eyes, which were Zane's favorite color eyes, locked with his for a moment, he quickly looked away, blushing slightly. As she started explaining how to do it, he switched his gaze to the rock in his hand, slowly mimicking what she explained. Zane's body immediately tensed up in surprise and embarrassment as she grasped onto his wrist. He stood there silently, not moving a muscle, as his blushed face watched the movement she made with his wrist. As she stepped back to let him try, he simply stood for a moment, still shocked by the sudden physical contact. Snapping out of his embarrassment, he quickly crouched slightly like McKenna had done, and flicked his wrist, as previously shown before. He watched in amazement as the rock he tossed actually skipped a couple times before sinking into the lake about 15 feet from where he stood. "W-wow...T-thanks.." He stuttered out in gratitude, amazed at himself for catching on quickly.
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Post by beanie on 4/8/2014, 7:56 pm

Huh? McKenna's blue eyes could've sworn that she saw a flush of pink on Zane's cheek. But she brushed that aside when she saw that Zane managed to skid his rock practically halfway across the lake. Her eyes popped wide; she'd never seen anyone skid that far on their first throw.

"Wow, that was.....pretty impressive for your first try." She breathed, clearly impressed. Sure, she had seen better throws, some she had done, but she wasn't going to say anything else. Well, she wasn't going to be out bested by a newbie. Picking up a nearby rock, she tossed it up and down slightly.

"So, wanna make a little game?" She gave him a challenging look before going a little serious. This was going to be interesting.
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Post by zanematthews on 4/11/2014, 12:18 pm

"T-thanks...." Zane replied nervously to her comment, his face blushing once again. He wasn't used to getting compliments, so any that he receives instantly makes him blush. He glanced over, noticing McKenna bend down and grab another rock. "So, wanna make a little game?" she asked him. "U-uhm.." he paused for moment, not expecting a challenge for skipping rocks, or any challenge for that matter. "S-sure.. W-what did you have in mind..?" He asked, bending down to pick a rock up for himself.
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Post by beanie on 4/13/2014, 10:39 am

Another flush of pink appeared on Zane's face. McKenna smiled slightly before putting her challenging face back on. Lets see.... she puzzled on the game. After a few moments, an idea came to her head.

"It's a rock skidding competition." She explained, still throwing the rock up in the air. "Whoever can skid it the farthest across the lake is the winner." A smirk came to her face though when she said the next part. "And the loser has to jump into the lake with their clothes on." A mischievous gleam came to her blue eyes.

"So, you wanna play?" She questioned.
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Post by zanematthews on 4/16/2014, 12:05 pm

Zane stared down at the rock in his hand, deciding whether he should play or not. ""Umm.. S-sure.. I'll play.." He replies as he starts tossing the rock back and forth from one hand to another. "S-so.. Who goes first..?" Zane asked as looked up from his rock and over at McKenna.

OOC: Sorry it's so short ^^;
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Post by beanie on 4/16/2014, 8:31 pm

A smirk was played on her face. "I'll go first." She stated, crouching down into position. A couple flicks of the wrist should do the trick. After three flicks, McKenna let the stone fly across the lake.
Splish! Splash! the stone skidded 3/4 of the lake, before it sunk down to the deep bottom. One of McKennas best throws for sure. Facing Zane, a smile was spread across her face, showing some pearly white teeth.

"All right, now it's your turn." She stated cheekily. Let's see how this is going to turn out....
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Post by zanematthews on 4/17/2014, 12:28 am

Zane watched as her rock skipped far, farther than he thought he could throw. How the Gods am I going to beat that? He thought to himself as he stared back down at his rock. A wicked thought crossed his mind. It's a good time as any to practice. He said in his mind as he smirked, turning away from the lake at poised toward a nearby tree. He concentrated hard, focusing all his strength on the tree as he let his rock fly. Right before impact, a shadow portal opened up, swallowing the small stone. Zane turned back around and pointed at the other side of the lake for McKenna to look. Right on the edge, a small portal spat out the rock, landing it on the other shore with an unheard thud. "How's that?" He asked McKenna with a laugh, something he almost never does in front of other people.
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Post by beanie on 4/17/2014, 4:25 am

A black portal appeared and swallowed the stone that Zane had threw. McKenna's eyes popped wide. The portal reappeared at the edge of the lake and dropped the stone in the water with a large splash! "How was that?" A smile was planted on Zane's face and he gave a small laugh.
McKenna was shocked for sure. Anyone could see it in her face. "N-no fair! You cheated!" She protested relentlessly. A sigh came from her lips. She had to accept it, she had lost and Zane had won. A deals a deal. She backed up a little before doing a giant cannonball into the lake. The water was ice cold but she didn't mind at all, for she had an idea.
Her eyes stung when she opened them underwater but at least she could see were she's swimming. Swimming to the edge of the lake, she stayed under water. This is going to be fun. she thought. Her hand sprung from the water, attaching itself to Zane's ankle. Pulling her all her strength, she heard another splash as she pulled him into the water.

"Now, wasn't that fun?" The daughter of Ares squealed when she resurfaced.
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Post by zanematthews on 5/10/2014, 7:22 pm

"I did not! You never said no powers." Zane replied, chuckling softly, before his eyes widened in surprise as she suddenly did an impressive cannonball into the water. "W-wow, you actually did it.." He stuttered out. "W-what the!" he suddenly cried out as he felt her hands latch onto his ankles, swiftly pulling him into the water. He furiously swam up, breaking the surface with a gasp. "H-hey!" he told her, unable to prevent a laugh from slipping out. He playfully splashed some water at her, still laughing happily. Wow, i've never laughed this much, especially in front of someone else. he thought to himself as he splashed her.
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Post by beanie on 5/11/2014, 12:37 pm

Sweet As Sugar,

Laughter erupted from McKenna. Zane looked ridiculous! His clothes were soaking wet and his hair has stuck to his forehead, a darker color since it's wet. Not to mention the expression in his face was priceless. She had to duck though to dodge the splashes from him.

"Now, let's have some fun!" McKenna screamed out with glee. Taking a deep breath, she dove under water, dragging Zane under with her. Her eyes stung again, the water stinging her eyes, but she didn't care. A smile formed on her lips as she waved at Zane under the water.

 
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