My Ranking Points
The RPS with no name. (next monthly meeting names anyone?)
Lola’s TbT POV
With a lurch of the iron gates, spiricks hissing at me, I was shoved into the Trial.
Pulling my navy alpaca cloak further around my shoulders, I crept silently through the Thicket, making my way to the Pumpkin Patch. Along the way, I met nothing, but I knew it was only a matter of time.
Sure enough, my first obstacle came a few minutes in. A gangly Never with blue-tinted skin swept in front of me and gnashed his teeth.
I saw a putrid ****** colored Fingerglow, and I ducked, shooting him with my own blue finger. Stunned, he fell back, landing with a thump on the dirt. I only had a few seconds, so I grabbed his red handkerchief and threw it on the ground with one sweep of my hand. I glanced up at the scoreboard, and the fireflies lighting up Jet of Neverwood sizzled out in red. I breathed in a sigh of relief and continued down the path, straying to the dim shadows occasionally when I saw a fingerglow in the distance. Once at the Pumpkin Patch, I glanced at the dormant scarecrows. I had read all about them in the Handbook, of course, but right now, they looked incredibly normal. A piece of straw blew off its body, and I picked it up, glancing at it curiously.
When I looked back up, my father was staring right at me. It’s all a trap, all a trap, I muttered, but my heart skipped a beat when he clutched at his heart and staggered towards me.
“Lola!” he croaked. “Help, help, come over and help me!”
I shook my head, willing myself to focus, but I couldn’t not when my father was right there, dying! All logic thoughts aside, I ran over to him. When a straw hand gripped my neck in a deadlock, I remembered suddenly where I was. My fingerglow lighted feebly and then flickered out. Magic follows emotion, I thought, and gritting my teeth I remembered the sudden onslaught of pain I felt when I saw the new Snow White, my mother’s death painted brilliantly on the page.
My finger lighted, and I pointed it at the scarecrow. His head blew up in sticks of straw, and I ran off, spooked.
Crouching behind a pumpkin, I studied the sky. The sun was just started to peak from the hazy line of blue pines, but dawn wouldn’t rise for another hour or so. I didn’t want to Mogrify quite yet, but as I saw a band of Nevers armed with sharpened swords make their way out of a thicket of periwinkle trees, I knew I had no choice. My finger glowed brightly, and with a snap I was on the forest floor, a bluebird with a silver swan etched on my chest.
I rose up into the air, flying over an expanse of blue vegetation. T he scoreboard only had 6 or 7 names on it at most, and just as I was calculating the number, the name Monika Scholz on the Never board blinked AMD fizzled out. I breathed in a sigh of relief, recounting the names. A couple of Nevers, including Peony, I though, a hitch in my throat. Sienna, Skylar, and a couple others made up the Ever board, and Liam was on there too. Just as the sun was peeking behind the clouds, dawn no more than half an hour away, I heard the voices below my tree.
It’s almost midnight here, so this is a late post as I sit on my bed, typing on my phone listening to Ed Sheeran and soon the Fantastic Beasts soundtrack which is REALLY GOOD. Especially the Blind Pig Bonus Track which I listen to on loop. ;p
•RP With No Name not RPS or whatever, sorry I’m on my phone not my MacBook so sorry again
Good job! If you don’t mind, I think I will write again soon. Maybe after something happens to Skylar so we know where she is.
That is correct. I also agree that we should discuss names in the next monthly meeting. Should be in September, although I’ll be okay if we decide to do it in late August to discuss again. I am working on making a Google Docs in case we decide to hold our meetings in private. In that Doc, we can discuss who will hold meetings, plot points, etc.
No, I’m sorry. Hopepixie22 is Skylar. Starsshinebright is Peony. My mistake. I apologize.
Oh okay lol. I forget. For me the end of August doesn’t work, because the last of my friend groups are coming over (I have friends from school from PA, VA, and CA as well as dance)
My birthday is actually August 31st, so I’m thinking September 1~3 because my school starts the 4th (Ik late right??) So, yeah