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Sorry this is so short; it’s choreography boot camp week for the school musical! @ointheryeo I don’t have any specific plans for the tour after I leave off if you want to write in more detail about it in your next POV. If not, it’s not a big deal. Okay!
The Zodiac RP
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P.O.V. Marina Stratis
I trudged up to my room without bothering to finish my rehearsal, crumpled sheet music in one hand and the two tarot cards in the other. I slammed them down on my desk, unable to even look at the designs. Had I truly gone insane? My brother was in the hospital, but not for insanity. Maybe this was an original problem for once, some mess coiled up inside of me and only me.
The idea excited me a little to much.
I flopped myself onto my bed and shut my eyes, hoping desperately for sleep. If I could just leave, if only for a moment…I needed all of the voices and crowding in my head to stop.
Three sharp taps on the door echoed through the empty room. My first thought was Rose. But she was gone and even if she wasn’t, she wouldn’t need to knock. But who else could it be? I didn’t have any friends…besides…well, the girl from the practice room hadn’t written back to me since I asked where we were meeting and the note was gone, so maybe I didn’t have any friends now!
This wasn’t the time for anxiety. I smoothed my hair and walked to the door.
A girl-older than me, I assumed from her appearance- stood apprehensively outside my room. I’d never seen her in my life, and couldn’t gauge from her expression whether or not I should have. She wore a t-shirt advertising the academy, and carried a clipboard. We stood there for a minute, and I could feel her eyes skirting over me.
“Marina and Rose, correct?”
“Rose is on the trip for first years, but yeah.”
“I’m Lea from the academy’s welcoming committee. The tour guide scheduled to tour a new student has been confronted with a family emergency, and no one is available to cover her shift. You have been recommended to replace her, and you were recommended for the job.”
Recommended for the job? “I’m a first year! I haven’t been here long enough to lead a tour.” And who had recommended me? I’d spoken with maybe three people since I got here, and one of those was anonymously. One of the others was an ocean away.
“I would explain it, but am currently missing a large art workshop. The student is downstairs at the harbor, and her name is Rowan. Remember, teachers like students who do community service.”
I spun in my heel, ready to say no. I didn’t owe this student or these teachers, or this school anything. Who were they to ask a random student to tour during the school day. I could have classes.
I didn’t, though.
On my way back to my bed, I saw the tarot cards lying face down on my bedside table. Right, my world was insane and one of the original Zodiacs was coming to me in dreams while I sang, disrupting the one thing I liked doing. And I didn’t have a class, meaning I would sit on my bed and think about my extreme unraveling in great detail, probably convincing myself I was possessed or demonic or something.
Maybe I could take some kid around the school.
I turned back to face the girl, Lea. “I’ll do it, but don’t expect an encore, and know that I barely know anywhere in the school.”
“Alright.” She gave a small style. “Please just…do your best. If I’m being honest, the board doesn’t know I’m using a sub.”
Oh. So she thought I could shut up about her not scheduling this properly. Fine.
I shoved past her and trudged downstairs, making my way to the dock without real intention of hurrying. I arrived just in time to inform an older woman of my name, and she introduced me to the girl, Rowan. She seemed nervous, even though I was a first year and probably younger than her.
“Come on.” She tucked a loose strand of hair behind her ear, and followed me towards the opening of the school. I silently mapped our course in my mind, trying to figure out what she needed to see. I was unfamiliar with all of the subject areas and their locations outside of theater and music, but I could probably show her the hallways and guess.
So we marched on, and I prepared for a long and probably awkward tour of a school I hardly knew.
Great! Is Rowan going to play a bigger part in the story or what?