This is where Shadowhunters reside and train.
Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:18:08 am

Dummies stood lined up down on the ground. I crouched, perched on a rafter in the training room, my dagger in hand. This would be my first time doing this without a harness. All of my instructors obviously said not to do this but I didn't give a crap. In life, there are no harnesses. I jumped and flipped in the air, slashing out at the closest dummy. I spun in air and slashed at another before I ducked my head and hit the ground, rolling a bit then jumping to my feet. My side hurt, it would bruise. I knew it. I was a little shaken but I slashed the last two dummies then lifted my head in triumph.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:59:50 am

"Sophia, I get it, I know." It was a typical day for myself. I was sitting in my room, shorts, no shoes, talking to my bestfriend while I listened to rock music in the back. "I don't care if he was cute, he's a demon, a shadowhunter. No I don't know what we are, but were not any of those, we just have the sight." My mother taught me about everything before she died. I don't give a crap now, since I know I'm not any of those.*

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Sophia
6/4/2011 01:01:17 am

*I was pacing around my room, "But he was cute, come on, he stared right at me!" I protested, the angry buzzing coming right back, "They're killers, murderers, they want to hurt you." I rolled my eyes, "And you know this how?"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:03:29 am

"I'm not gonna argue with you anymore. Go get yourself killed. I have to take a shower, peace." I hung up and rolled onto my back, putting my hands on my face. I wasn't going to shower, I had just done so three hours ago. Time to walk around, I guessed.

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Sophia
6/4/2011 01:04:59 am

"God, your such a brat!"I growled at the end of the message. I slammed my phone down, glaring at the things in my room.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:05:18 am

I caught my breath and grabbed a towel from a nearby rack. I rubbed my forehead then draped it over my shoulders. I quickly got changed into jeans, a t-shirt and jacket, and boots. I put on sunglasses for an extra touch and slung my bag over my shoulder, exiting the Institute.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:07:01 am

*I sighed. I got up from my bed and went to my closet, picking out my NY SOCCER LEAUGE sweatshirt and putting it on. It was a little tight, but whatever. I grabbed for my small bookbag, which contained my wallet, some sunglasses, my phone, my ipod, and some other important things. I wasn't planning on coming back to my apartment for a while. I walked down the stairs and towards the front door, locking it as I went out of the house.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:10:10 am

I strode along, grinning at passerbys. I wasn't completely sure of where I was going but I was slowly nearing the rundown parking garage where the vampires lived. My brother lived there. Maybe I could pay him a visit.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:12:09 am

*I walked down the street, picking out who were Shadowhunters and who were Demons and Downworlders 'n' stuff, and who were the mundanes. I smiled at Mrs. Fliot who was a mundane and waved as I continued to walk down the street. Usually when you walked down Broadway there were abandoned warehouses and garages and hotels that kids and vampires mess up. Yeah, it was the life.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:13:47 am

As I walked, a girl caught my eye. Her gaze flicked around, calculating every little thing she could. I smiled but made no movement, sliding my glasses down nose to look over them.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:15:54 am

*Oh lord, I really didn't want to go through yet another Shadowhunter thing. I already doged so many of them today, don't make the one that looks the stupidest and the meanest come over to me. I gave him a look of disgust before walking forward a little more.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:18:16 am

(RE-JECTED!) I rolled my eyes, I wasn't gonna give up that easily. I never did. I strutted across the street, staying a good 10-20 yards away from the girl, a smile still playing across my face, my glasses slid back up my nose.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:20:04 am

"Oh, Mr. Hotshot." I muttered, smiling back. I could play this game too. I took my sunglasses out, similar to his, and put them on, grinning again before picking up my pace. I wasn't afraid to scream rape.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:23:13 am

I knew this girl's game and I knew that this was a very finicky mission. Shall we abandon it captain? Never. By pure coincidence, I spotted a rouge demon slithering towards the girl. My lucky day. I unsheathed my dagger and dove seemingly after her. She screamed and jumped back and my dagger met home with the demon's skull. It dangled from the blade as I stood and saluted. "You're welcome." With that, I walked off, the demon and dagger still in hand.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:25:11 am

"Asshole."I called, my heart automatically slowing down. He wasn't getting a thank you, though it seemed childish. I regained my posture and pretended nothing happened, know that some Downworlders and Shadowhunters, as well as Mundanes, were looking at me. I played a grin on my face, which turned into an all-knowing smile as I kept walking.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:26:18 am

"Assholes don't save lives!" I called back, a grin still on my face.

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Darius
6/4/2011 01:28:55 am

"Dude, throw that in the trash or something." I muttered, wrinkling my nose as I walked up to my brother. "Looks like your luck with the ladies never ceases to amaze."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:29:48 am

"When they're from Hell, they do." I replied, my eyebrows raising. He wasn't going to get anything out of me. I walked down the street again, paying absolute no attention to the other side.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:30:03 am

"Ha! At least I'm social enough to actually talk to one." I replied, flicking the demon into a trash can. Darius punched me in the shoulder and I laughed.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:32:05 am

*I was afraid if I looked back, something would spark in him, so I decided just to keep walking, try and forget. I would never admit outloud, but a teeny bit of my brain thought he was mysterious. "Ugh."I said aloud, walking towards 31st street.*

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Darius
6/4/2011 01:38:19 am

"I bet if I tried I could be quite the charmer." I said, lifting my chin and smiling a sort of scary but also beautiful grin, my fangs slightly descended. Phoenix scoffed and pretended to shy away in fear. "Whatever. I don't give a crap."

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:42:17 am

"Of course not." I said, patting Darius on the head. I glanced back at the girl, knowing that I would end up running into her at some odd point in time. At that moment, my phone went off. Who could be calling me? I flipped it open and put it to my ear. It was Beatrice, the trainer and head of the Institute. "Phoenix! We have news of a Shadowhunter 'round here. We don't have much info other than that she's a girl and has the Sight. Keep an eye out." "Well that's not vague." I muttered as I closed the phone.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:46:44 am

*Good, peace. I thought, turning to head across the street to go into Wimpy's Diner. They had a mediocer amount of food, but it was really good. I got a table and took my phone out, 3 txt messages from Sophia, great.*

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Darius
6/4/2011 01:48:06 am

"Wait, did Tris say a girl with the Sight?" I asked, having heard what Beatrice said. "Didn't that girl see the demon?"

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:50:36 am

I clapped my hand to my forehead, how had I missed that? "I need backup though." I flipped open my phone and called my two buddies, Ace and Skyra. A few moments later, they popped up. "You coming, Dari?" I asked. He shook his head. I nodded and we moved out towards the diner.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:03:26 am

*I ordered a cheesburger and some french fries, and though I was skinny, I wolfed down the whole thing not even afraid of gaining one pound. I was txtibg my friend Justin who was telling me to talk to Sophia. Did I forget to mention he was her boyfriend? "Ugh." I said again under my breath.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:05:43 am

I strode in and sat at a booth across the diner from the girl with Ace and Skyra. "Ugh. She looks like some sort of preppy idiot." Skyra muttered, flipping her long blond hair over her shoulder. It was perfectly straight and really long. It was surprising it never tripped her up. "Sssh Skyra. She's theoretically one of us."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:10:05 am

*My sense of hearing was amazing. Not only did I not even look up, I finished my fries AND burger, and ordered a shake to go, plus I could hear every word they said. I kept my sunglasses on, getting up to get the bag off of the counter of the bar. "Thanks Mick,"I said, smiling a grin. "Great as always." he rolled his eyes and I walked towards the door. "Stop stalking me, Asshole." I said, not bothering to ask for his name as I hadn't stopped, opening the door and dialing Sophia's number.

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Ace
6/4/2011 02:12:28 am

"Hey." I grabbed the girls arm with a grip like steel, pulling her over gently but hastily enough. Phoenix looked up, shaking his head. "We know what you are and we need you to come with us." he said, now dead serious.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:14:38 am

*I sucked a punch at the guy, hitting him square in the face, "Don't touch me."I growled, eyes glinting behind the glasses. That felt good, but I had hoped it would have been Asshole. Oh well. I slammed the diner door and heard Sophia, "Brooke, Brooke, BROOKE?!"

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:17:58 am

"Gosh, she's annoying. Just my type." I muttered, hopping and running out, the others behind me. "Skyra, the portal's open, right?" Skyra nodded and sighed. "Good." I rushed up and grabbed the girl's arms, swinging towards the portal. "Come honey, we're going for a ride." I dove into the portal that led to the Institute, gripping Brooke.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:20:37 am

"I don't want to go anywhere with you."I screamed, hands gripping him as they went through the portal, but mind screaming to let go. They swirled for a moment I tried to kick him in the you-know-where spot.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:22:23 am

The portal spit us out on the Institute's lobby floor and we rolled across it, me ending up on top. "We have reached our destination. Would you like a tour?" I said, grinning.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:25:11 am

*I tried smacking him but I realized my arms were pinned to the ground. "Your an asshole."I said once more before struggiling to get out of his grip. He let go for a second and I scrambled, a little gracefully, actually, out and stood up, pulling my shirt down and looking down at my broken phone. I picked it up and stood a distance away, my eyes looking around. I knew what this place was, and the look of disgust on my face was a sign without saying so that I did. My sunglasses had fallen next to my bag, eyes totally vulnerable.*

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Anya Romanov
6/4/2011 02:27:15 am

I'd been walking for ages, I was tired, and injured by the fight i'd just had, my stele had been broken, i reached the Institute, walked in, but passed out before i could even make it to the elevator

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:28:23 am

"Why thank you." I said, jumping to my feet and brushing myself off. "Welcome to the Institute, young Shadowhunter. This is your new home." I said in a very deep and dramatic voice. I heard Beatrice clear her throat behind me and spun around, saluting. "Goal completed, sir!"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:32:51 am

"I'm not a Shadowhunter."I retorted, glaring at both of them. I also would refuse to live here, I have my own apartment, my own friends, my own family. Ok, the last part was a lie, but if I had to say it outloud that's what I would say.*

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Beatrice
6/4/2011 02:36:06 am

"Yes, you have the Sight, Ms...." I broke off and gestured to get a name. "As Phoenix pointed out," I paused to glare at Phoenix whom grinned back. "You will train here, and become one of us. Almost like a big family."

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Anya Romanov
6/4/2011 02:37:38 am

*In my sleep I dreamed of my parents, but they always left, i begged them not to go, but they went anyways.* I was lying there on the cold floor bleeding, trying to wake myself up.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:38:11 am

*I snorted. "Where's my welcome party?" I scoffed. "You guys must be really great at this, I mean, really. Annoying the hell of her, techicnally kidnapping her and bringing her somewhere, I will tell you, she doesn't want to be, and breaks her phone. I feel soo nice and cozy."

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Skyra
6/4/2011 02:39:31 am

"Maybe if you stopped calling people assholes and actually listening it would have gone smoother." I said, leaning against a column, looking bored.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:42:43 am

"It's not my fault you stalk and kidnapp people, as well as kill things." I shrugged, playing with my broken phone.

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Anya Romanov
6/4/2011 02:43:45 am

I finally managed to stand, shaking and pale, forcing myself step by step to the elevator.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:44:50 am

"We kill things that need to be killed. If we didn't, humans would be killed instead. Do you want to be responsible for murders across the whole world." I snapped, jabbing a finger at the girl. I didn't even know her name and she was acting like this? Honestly, I found her kinda cute you could say but she had to listen.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:45:52 am

"I'm not that fond of Mundanes." I replied back, plopping myself clumsily onto the floor, legs spread out. "Ok?"

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Anya Romanov
6/4/2011 02:47:22 am

Finally at the Elevator i made it down, leaning against the wall for support

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:50:10 am

"Well, they do make up a good chunk of the world and it's our duty to protect the mundanes whether we like them or not." I said, stepping closer, and staring down at Brooke.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:53:38 am

"Cause thats fair."I retorted, looking up and matching his gaze. I was absent-mindedly playing with my phone, wishing that I could call Sophia so she could pick me up.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:55:09 am

"Life isn't fair, princess." I replied, rolling my eyes. "I think you're going to like it here, anyway, with that attitude."

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Anya Romanov
6/4/2011 02:56:48 am

I stepped out of the elevator to see a group of people "Excuse me, sorry to break up this little party, but does anyone have a stele, mine seems to have been destroyed" I said in the strongest voice i could manage in my current state

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:57:38 am

"Aww thanks,"I said sarcastically, getting up and matching his gaze though he was a few feet taller than I was, "You can't really expect me to stay here."

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Ace
6/4/2011 02:57:47 am

"Anya!" I said in surprise. I pulled out my stele and rushed over. "Hold on. Where's the blood coming from?"

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Anya Romanov
6/4/2011 02:59:48 am

"Hey Ace" I said "The bloods coming from my shoulder near my neck mainly" I said, glad to have the help finally

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:00:22 am

"Oh yes, we do." I said, grinning. "Look at the back of your hand." The girl, having been preoccupied with arguing, had not realized I had drawn the Mark that basically made her a Shadowhunter on the the back of her hand; the eye. "You, my lovely friend, can either be our prisoner or one of us."

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Ace
6/4/2011 03:01:19 am

"Alright." I pulled back the neck of Anya's shirt and drew a quick and neat iratze to heal it. "Does that help?"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:03:05 am

*I looked down, finally, at my stinging hand. I faught with myself, wantint to yell, 'ASSHOLES' through out the whole place. I breathed in and closed my eyes, my adrenaline quickening. I couldn't help myself, I smacked him in the face, my eyes opening as I realized I did it, and a look of shock crossed my face before I wheeled myself around to go stand at the corner where a beam was, trying to sort through my thoughts.*

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Anya Romanov
6/4/2011 03:03:05 am

"Definitely, thanks" I said sort of smiling as the pain left

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:05:31 am

I lifted an eyebrow, and lightly touched where she had slapped me. I shook my head as the light stinging continued and threw up my arms. "She's in your hands now." I said, pocketing my stele and going off to my room.

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Skyra
6/4/2011 03:06:57 am

"Come on, let me show you to your room. It's better than sitting in a corner." I said, grabbing Brooke's arm and starting to drag her towards the rooms.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:08:37 am

*I fallowed her, my eyes glazed as I started to think. Ok, so I smacked him, I didn't know any of their names, I was going to be forced to live here because of my.. rune? I think it was, and I was supposed to train with that asshole and his friends. At least she seemed kind of nice, a little like me. I wished I could call my mom, but pushed that thought aside, my breathing getting angry and ragged. She was a drug addict, I would never call her again. I was emancipated anyway.*

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Skyra
6/4/2011 03:10:44 am

"I'm Skyra by the way. That 'asshole' is Phoenix, that's Ace, that's Anya, and that's Beatrice or just Tris for short. She runs the Institute. This is where you're going to be staying." I said, stopping in front of one of the rooms.

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Anya Romanov
6/4/2011 03:15:00 am

"So Ace I brought you something from Germany" I said, Handing him a box "Sorry I missed your birthday"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:16:11 am

"Great." I said as enthusiastically as possible. It was pretty sad. "I'm Brooke." I replied, holding my bookbag. I had no other clothes. "I'll just get settled then."

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Skyra
6/4/2011 03:19:01 am

"If you need anything holler and there's some spare clothes in the dresser." I said, closing the door of the room behind me.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:20:12 am

I put my eye to the peephole of the room. Skyra had put her right across from me! How was I supposed to respond to that? As she passed, Skyra smacked the door, causing me to jump back.

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Anya
6/4/2011 03:28:57 am

"I wasn't sure what you'd like... so... Its okay if you don't like it" I said smiling

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:06:23 am

*I nodded, smiling the best smile I could. I looked around for a moment and then walked into the room. It was indescribable. Pretty, but a little mid evil looking with all modern technology. I turned around and closed and locked the door, plopping down on my bed and staring at the rune.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:08:45 am

I slipped out of my room, trying to be stealthy but I ended up tripping on the threshold and falling over. Wow I was graceful.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:10:27 am

*I opened the door, "Could you pleaseee be quiet?" I said through my teeth, not wanting to swear at him or something worse. I never swore that much, it was weird.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:11:08 am

"That is physically impossible for me, miss." I said, getting up and brushing my jacket off.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:12:59 am

"I can see that." I replied, leaning onto the door frame. I looked him over for a second. He wasn't bad looking without sunglasses, I would admit only to myself. I looked around for a second.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:14:38 am

"What exactly is your name?" I asked curiously, wanting to break the awkward silence. I lifted an eyebrow, my green eyes glittering in the half light.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:15:49 am

"Brooke." I replied, looking down for a second. Why was I doing that? I looked up and waited for his reply.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:17:21 am

"I assume Skyra told you I'm Phoenix." I said, smiling slightly. I found it sort of funny that just an hour ago, she was screaming at me to go away and angrily calling me an asshole. Oh how things can change.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:18:59 am

"Yeah..." I said, "I guess I can't call you asshole anymore can I?" I smiled for half a second but then returning to my regular face.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:19:46 am

"If you do, I may flash you to get a point across." I said, grinning.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:23:06 am

*I rolled my eyes and made an expression of mock horror, "You'd enjoy that wouldn't you."I replied.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:25:11 am

"You're learning!" I said in a mockingly cheery voice, clapping my hands together.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:26:34 am

*I couldn't help but flash a quick grin. "You betcha." I looked down at my nails for a second.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:28:21 am

"If you want, I can show you some training techniques and stuff when you're ready for all that crap." I said, leaning against a wall and twirling my dagger mindlessly.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:29:36 am

*My face turned serious, "I told you, I'm not a Shadowhunter." and I will never be. I thought.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:31:05 am

"You're gonna have to expect it at some point, Brooke. If not now, then later. I know being a Shadowhunter seems evil and all but we're just trying to protect people. Just, think about it." I said, half pleading without meaning to.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:32:28 am

*I wasn't gonna argue, I just shook my head and started a few steps towards my door.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:33:25 am

I shrugged, sighing. "Please, just think about it." I said, slinging my bag with my training gear in it and walking off towards the training room.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:34:46 am

"Whatever." I replied, going into my room and closing my door,slumping behind it.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:36:48 am

I took out my dagger and studied the winding designs on the blade and handle. They looked like the Marks that wound up my arms and on my collarbone. They looked faded since I hadn't been in battle for awhile. I changed quickly and looked around the training room. What to do...

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:39:55 am

*As much as I didn't will myself to, I got up and looked around. If I could get up into the rafters, I could watch him from above, but I may be see able. I looked up at the ceiling and smiled, climbing onto the windowsill and reaching up to grab the beam. I pulled myself up and found myself balancing throughout the rafters of the house, trying to remember what way it was to get to the training center. I wasn't being too loud.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:41:43 am

I pressed a button on the wall to start up the training. In this one, dummies would spring up from the floor at random times. You needed to have fast reflexes and possibly, if you're advanced enough, figure out the pattern.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:44:20 am

*I could hear him start training and I fallowed to his noise. I could now see from the rafters and I smiled, watching him. I didn't know what I was doing till I did it, but I jumped down, tackling him and I started laughing for some apparent reason.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:45:36 am

"AHHH!!! THAT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN!!!" I yelled, falling to the floor, Brooke suddenly on top of me and my dagger skidding across the floor."Oh hi!"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:47:41 am

"Sup?" I asked, grinning. I looked around the room and grinned even harder, he wasn't expecting that!!!*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:48:24 am

"Hm..I was just trainin." I said, no snide comments coming to mind.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:49:26 am

"Admit it, you had no idea I was there and that was a GREAT tackle." I replied.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:50:11 am

"Yes you are one advanced dummy, alright." I replied, smiling jokingly.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:51:10 am

*I got up and dusted myself off, looking down and putting out a hand. Ok. That was just a little fun.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:52:29 am

I did a sort of break-dancing move as I got up. "Hm..Um...well, I just totally brain farted." I said, rubbing my head.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:53:19 am

"That's what happens when someone tackles you from above." I replied, shrugging.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:54:17 am

"If you want, I can show you some basic moves. Just for defense." I said, rubbing the back of my neck.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:57:13 am

"I...- I don't know.." I replied truthfully. It was fun tackling him but...I hadn't thought through what might happen after.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:58:10 am

"Alright, it's all good." I said with a shrug. "Don't come screaming to me if some crazed rapist comes after you."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:59:57 am

*That pissed me off, "Fine. What would you like to do?"

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:09:43 am

"Marshal art moves are usually the first in training." I reasoned.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:10:38 am

"Ok, fine." I replied, remembering that I was a black-belt in tai-quan-do and karate. I wondered how good he was.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:12:01 am

"Okay. First, we need to identify weak points and pressure points like this." I said, taking two fingers and hitting Brooke in the shoulder.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:13:10 am

*I took two fingers after breathing a quick, "Ow.." and flipped his arm away, pinpointing his weak-spot on his muscle on the left arm.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:14:50 am

I took a quick intake of breath through gritted teeth and nodded in approvement. "You know your pressure points, I see." I replied, grinning. "Now, how do you do that when an attacker is advancing?" I said, rushing up and pinning Brooke to the ground.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:17:20 am

*I flipped my hand to the pressure point at the dent in his hand and kicked his knee, flipping him over, "8 years of karate, 4 years of tai-quan-do." I smiled.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:19:39 am

"Nice." I said with a smirk, rubbing my hand. "I think you're fit for Shadowhunting."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:20:49 am

*I narrowed my eyes, pushing him down and standing up. "I told you, I'm not going to be a Shadowhunter."

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:21:55 am

"Alrighty, a good self-defense-er." I said with a shrug. "Okay, now let's try with weapons." I threw her a dagger and thought for a moment.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:23:43 am

*I caught it, swiftly, admiring at it's framework, "A 1978, hand-made." I said, having read it and used it.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:28:20 am

"Oooh weapon intelligence too." I said, rubbing my hands together. "See those targets back there? Try to hit the center of one."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:32:42 am

*I shrugged, turning towards the targets. I wasn't center with it so it took me a moment to get into the center. Once I stood I put the dagger into my hand and flew it towards the target, hitting the blue part. "Crap." I muttered.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:36:14 am

"Almost." I said, taking a step, hesitant at first. I continued on, grabbed the dagger and brought it back. "Here, hold it firmly like this." I said, demonstrating. "It's best to have your feet a foot apart, one set back a little and your throwing arm like this." I said, taking Brooke's arm gently and pulling it into place.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:38:03 am

*I nodded, controlling my breathing, "Ok."I nodded, waiting for the next step. Stupid, get yourself together, I told myself.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:39:01 am

"Now follow through like this." I brought Brooke's arm forward as she flicked her wrist and the dagger hit the center of the target.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:40:29 am

*My breathing went ragged for half-a-second and I regained it quickly, "Ok, cool." I said, tearing my hand out of his to go and get the dagger.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:41:18 am

I smiled and stepped back, wiping my hands free of sweat on my jacket. "Ick, cooties." I joked.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:42:42 am

*I snorted, reaching the target and ripping the dagger out like I would do an arrow and twirling it for a second, collecting my thoughts, my eyes out of focus for a few moments.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:43:40 am

"Well, you can practice, I'm gonna change up and go back to the room." I said after a moment, walking off.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:46:09 am

*I nodded, going back to my spot and starting to practice. Each time I got closer to the center. I was in that room for hours, and I mean HOURS, using different weapons and perfecting each one. I eventually passed out on the floor at 6:00 am, a bow as a pillow.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:47:53 am

I came back for awhile and just watched Brooke from the rafters til she fell asleep. I was quite impressed with her skills...among other things. I smiled to myself and climbed down, cocking my head as I looked at her before I walked out.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:52:01 am

*I woke up an hour later, combing through my hair with my fingers. I looked at my watch, 7:02 AM. I wasn't going to be able to fall asleep, so I picked up the bow and putting it away, getting a sword a blindly slashing around, groggy and tired.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:54:37 am

I walked along the hallways, my hands in my pockets, looking around. I, as usual, didn't have a goal til a pebble hit the window. I looked out the window to see my brother waving me to come out.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:57:46 am

*I didn't know I was that tired until it was too late. I slashed a dummy that had something medal on it, it making a slinng sound. The sword came back on me and hit my writing/swording/etc. hand. I dropped the sword, it making a clattering sound as I went to my knees, holding my wrist. I didn't want to cry, or scream, or yell. I just wanted to go home but all I could do was make a gasping sound as I went through the pain and stinging.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 11:59:47 am

I heard the clattering of a sword in the training room and spun around. I made the '1 minute' gesture to my brother and rushed down the hall. I opened the door and Brooke kneeling on the floor, holding her wrist. "What did you do?" I asked in a mild voice, rushing over and getting a first aid kit out of the wall and walking over.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:01:16 pm

"There's something metal on a dummy...." I gasped, "...it clashed with my sword and it flung and obviously, hit my wrist." Couldn't he just do something?

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:03:06 pm

"Give me your wrist." I said, taking it and taking some disinfectant and putting it on some gauze that I wrapped around her wrist, sealing it with a bandage. "It's not that serious. It'll heal." I said, getting up and observing the dummy. "Ah, you found an advanced one. Gotta be careful around these ones."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:04:34 pm

"Well great." I said, standing up. My wrist still stung and I stared at the floor, a self-disgusted look on my face. The cut wasn't even that bad, I was such a wimp. Especially if they thought I would be a Shadowhunter, which I wasn't planning on it.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:06:00 pm

I nodded. "Be careful with the sharp shiny things." I said and rushed out, knowing Darius was probably getting impatient. I rushed down the stairs and met him. "Sorry, dispute in the training room."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:08:39 pm

"Well then." I growled more than said. Thanks for his help. I decided no more training practice and I put all the equipment away, going upstairs and showering and putting on clean clothes. Possibly an hour later I came downstairs with my bag and tried to open the door, it burning my hand.*

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Darius
6/4/2011 12:09:52 pm

"You're always quite fashionably late." I said, nodding. "I wanted to drop by but also, be careful around that chick. Just sayin."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:11:33 pm

"Crap.."I muttered, kicking the door. Stupid rune. I thought, kicking it one more time before turning and walking towards the training room. I decided I'd camp in there.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:12:39 pm

"Whatever Mr.'Don't Trust Anybody'. There are some people out there that you actually turn to." I said, rolling my eyes.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:15:17 pm

*I walked up the stairs and ripped off my comforter and a pillow and slumped downstairs, going into the training room and laying down next to a beam.*

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Darius
6/4/2011 12:16:33 pm

"I'm just sayin." I said, holding up my hands. "I gotta go. Vampire peeps are gonna ask questions." I sighed, walking off.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:19:11 pm

*I started dreaming of Phoenix and monsters and things I knew Shadowhunters dreamt of. I was gasping in my sleep, my head blazing in real life. I had a fever.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:20:29 pm

"Bye." I growled, going back up. I heard something like scuffling in Brooke's room. I knocked then opened the door. "Brooke?"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:24:03 pm

*I was passed out on the floor, kicking my bedpost, screaming, "I don't want to die, don't kill me, please!" Some Demon was trying to kill me in my sleep and I was watching Phoenix just standing there. My head burning even more.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:24:46 pm

"Brooke! BROOKE!" I yelled, shaking Brooke's shoulders, trying to wake her up.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:26:16 pm

*I sat up straight, my hand sticking straight out as I gripped his hand, my breathing heavy, I didn't know where I was.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:27:24 pm

"Brooke. Calm down." I said soothingly, squeezing Brooke's hand. "You're back in your room at the Institute. It's just Phoenix."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:30:22 pm

"I just wanna go home." I couldn't help burst into tears. "And I look like a sap." I was hyperventilating, my head blazing with a migraine and a fever. "and--I--sound...like an-- idiot."

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:32:00 pm

"No, you don't." I said reassuringly. "You don't look like a sap or an idiot. It's natural to feel homesick but honestly, I think you'll find we can be pretty supportive family. That is, if you try." I said, sort of rambling.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:33:35 pm

*I wasn't responding, so all you could hear was his occasional rambling and my hyperventilating. I put my hands in my head, rocking back and forth.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:34:47 pm

"Hey, just sit tight for a moment. I'm gonna go get you some water." I said quickly, jumping up and heading towards the kitchen.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:37:28 pm

*I just wanted to go home. Where was Sophia? She was Shadowhunters too, but on second thought, I didn't want her here. I rocked onto my back, breathing a shallow breath.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:38:31 pm

I took a glass out of the cupboard and filled it with ice and water. I rushed back and shook Brooke's shoulder. "Here, drink this."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:40:36 pm

*I took the glass, drinking hungrily for a moment. I looked at him for a moment, he seemed concerned. That made me feel weird. Like, REALLY weird. I had NEVER ever had someone feel concern for me and I un-volunteerily burst into a whole new round of tears.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:41:24 pm

I looked back, a bit confused. I stood and paced, thinking.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:42:48 pm

*I didn't say anything. I tried to dry up my tears and I hugged my legs, watching him pace as tears slowly came down. I wish I would stop, my brain and body couldn't handle all this.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:44:23 pm

"Here." I said, pulling out a handkerchief and handing it to Brooke.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:46:29 pm

*I looked at it for a moment. Come on, I really wasn't that used to someone being nice to me.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:46:58 pm

I threw it to her and walked off, looking out the window.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:49:30 pm

"Thank you.."I murmured, just loud enough to hear.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:50:16 pm

I nodded, not averting my gaze from the window. It looked like a storm was moving in and it started to drizzle.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:51:26 pm

*I looked down at my watch. It was still morning, almost midday. I sighed, putting a hand on my head, not being able to tell if I was burning or not.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:52:08 pm

"How do you feel?" I asked. "Do you need anything? Advil? More water?"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:54:07 pm

*I wasn't gonna say it out loud. I really wanted a hug, but I shook my head, "No." I just hoped my eyes didn't give me away.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:55:15 pm

I hesitated for a moment then nodded. "If you need anything, call." I said, opening the door and slipping out, clicking it shut quietly.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 12:57:28 pm

*Why was he being so nice? He was almost a stranger and after what I had said to him yesterday... I gathered myself up just enough to plop myself down on the bed. I knew I wouldn't be able to fall asleep or else I'd have another nightmare.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 12:58:47 pm

I stalked along. What was up with me? Why was I being so nice? I definitely wasn't my normal sarcastic self.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:04:08 pm

*I moaned a a loud-quiet moan before curling up and hugging my pillow, staring at my rune.*

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Phoneix
6/4/2011 01:37:59 pm

I glanced back when I heard Brooke moan. Should I have stayed? I didn't know. I stopped in the hallway, contemplating whether or not to keep going or go back.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:45:56 pm

*I wasn't going to cry or anything, but I just sat there, staring at the ceiling. In a way, I always wished I had a mother. I had never actually given someone a hug, but I never craved attention before someone had given it to me. I wish it would stop.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:47:39 pm

I had to go back. If I didn't, I'd feel guilty all day which would bug me to no end. I went back into the room and sat on the edge of Brooke's bed, smiling warmly. "Do you want to talk about it?" I asked, my hands clasped together on my lap. This wasn't my usual gig.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:49:02 pm

*I took one hand off my face and raised an eyebrow as I heard him approach. "Um. I don't really know, to be truthful." I was dumbfounded.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:50:00 pm

"Sometimes it helps, or writing about it." I said with a shrug. "If you don't I'll just leave, I wanted to make sure you were okay since you didn't seem so when I left."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 01:54:03 pm

*It just spilled out. It was like a little piece of my brain that I had neglected for so long just snapped, "My mom was a drug-addict and my dad died in war, and I had to teach myself everything, and I've never actually had a hug since my friend Sophia and her boyfriend are both Emo or Goth or whatever and I really am not sure what's this whole deal with me being a Shadowhunter which I'm sure I'm not, but I mean it was fun when I was practicing, of course except when I sliced my wrist, and I don't know what to expect and I'm not sure I want to be one who risks her own life to save mundanes because I'm probably just a selfish bitch." I finished, not even mentioning about him at all.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 01:58:53 pm

I sat, mulling through her words through a moment. "Well, being a Shadowhunter can help those sort of issues. It helps to shake them off and make it so that your mind can't make them into that big a deal." I was hesitant to tell her my story. I decided I should but not in the fullest detail. "My parents were killed by a vampire that was a friend of theirs. That's why my brother doesn't trust anyone to any extent. He got bitten by a vampire that night and became one of them. He had to be taken away, I was left at the age of five, quite confused, my brother checking back now and then but still scarcely. Becoming a Shadowhunter helped my shake it off and become stronger."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:01:57 pm

"I'm sorry." Was all I said, not agreeing with anything. I just didn't know what else to say. I wasn't going to say, 'Oh, ok then I'll join your little Shadowhunting killing league!' No. *

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:04:50 pm

"Whatever. If you don't want to be a Shadowhunter then fine. I don't care." I half lied, sounding a bit hasty without meaning to. "You just can't ever drop by the Institute ever or practice Shadowhunter goings-on like fighting demons and stuff. We also have to pretty much avoid you. Tris looks down upon Shadowhunters whom deny their Angelic Blood." I said, shaking my head.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:06:16 pm

"You could have at least confronted me and asked me first without seeming like a jerk or Ace like a stalker." I retorted.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:07:41 pm

"We were just following orders and the first time I talked to you, well, that was on my own accord." I said, smiling a quick smirk. "We can all act like jerks and stalkers if need be. It's what we do."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:08:55 pm

*I rolled my eyes, sighing. I didn't want to give in. "What if I thought about it." I didn't want to give him the satisfaction.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:10:25 pm

"I don't care either way." I said stiffly, giving nothing away. "Just make a choice and be snappy. Tris is impatient." I got up and brushed off my jeans, walking towards the door.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:12:15 pm

'I don't care either way.' I almost made-fun of his voice aloud. Either he didn't care or he did, he didn't have to be such a jerk about it. "Just go."I said, angrily.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:13:41 pm

"That's what I'm doing." I pointed out, opening the door, fumbling over the knob for just a second, seemingly unnoticeable. I went out quickly, closing the door behind me. At least I had gotten her in a better mood.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:16:43 pm

*I sighed. It was almost lunch-time, or usually when I ate. I was surprisingly not hungry so I stood up and walked towards my window, looking out at the rainy sky. Sometimes I just wished I wasn't born with the sight.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:18:48 pm

I strode along, not letting my thoughts wander in the least. I would not let myself start obsessing over Brooke. It wasn't going to happen. That was not how I worked. Darius was right, I really couldn't trust her as much as I wanted to in the first place. I had never told anyone about that night til now. That couldn't be a good sign.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:22:27 pm

*I was always much better when I kept to myself. I didn't have to be ashamed or afraid of crying, screaming, or doing something stupid. That's why I had Goth friends, they weren't into the whole hugging, crying thing. Now, here, it only made me crave for a hug. I narrowed my eyes angrily. If I was going to be forced to stay here, I thought, I vow to myself that I wouldn't turn into a soft, sap, let alone.....fall of Phoenix. I looked out into the night, angrily, "He's only a player, he gets girls all the time." I said softly, as if reassuring myself to the rain.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:26:37 pm

I needed to stop this. I couldn't do this. I needed to listen to my brother's advice. I pulled my hood over my head and went out into the rain. I was going to the underground bar downtown where most Downworlders go. I walked in, getting my usual flirtatious grins, glares on envy, blank looks brought on by the alcohol. I sat down and nodded to the bartender and he brought me the usual which I never shared with anybody. A vampire girl slipped into the stool beside me, looking buzzed. "Hey thar I'm Maxine." she said, slurring a bit.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:33:31 pm

*I decided that I wasn't going to mope around. I cleaned up my room by making my bed, putting things away. I searched through my bag, nothing useful. I sighed, I guess I would have to go downstairs, at least there would be something to do. I hammered down the stairs, hand trailing along the wall and reached the elevator area. If I went left, I would get to the training room. Wasn't the kitchen right next to that? I nodded in half-relief as I reached the end of the training room and into the kitchen. I made myself a peanut-butter and jelly sandwich and held it as I walked through the hallways. I stopped and stared at the door that had a ragged sign of, 'Library.' "Oh my lord."I breathed as I opened the door. Millions of books! I smiled, rushing in. I went through the books, finding what I was looking for. The Hunger Games. I found how much I loved this book, so while I was chewing on my sandwich, I took the book towards the main door, going to the right into the main parlor where I settled down. It was actually MUCH later than I had thought. 9:46, wow, time went fast. I curled up into a ball and opened the book.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:36:59 pm

"Phoenix." I said with a dashing grin. What the heck was this nagging feeling at the back of my mind that I had never felt when I did this. Foreboding? Guilt? Why would I feel that? Maxine grinned and threw her arm around my shoulders. Maybe she was a bit more than buzzed. Before I could do anything, she had dragged me across the room into a back room. The least I can say is that, I'm thankful she won't remember me in the morning. The sad thing is, I will though. And I will regret it.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:40:55 pm

*I stopped at chapter 15. I looked around for a moment, wondering where everyone was, but shrugged it off, she'd see them sooner or later and she hadn't wanted company. Returning to her book, my sandwich finished, I started reading about how Foxface started jumping around the land-mined Career pack. Somehow, I felt some relationship to the book.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:44:52 pm

After the whole ordeal, I had helped Maxine stumble home, my hair tousled and my clothes rumpled. I was bound to get questions when I got back to the Institute but I didn't care. The nagging sensation was still there as I stalked along back home, the taste of alcohol still on my lips and in my mouth. The girl had also smelled of some sort of drug that now had traces of scent on my own clothes which made me crinkle my nose. That wasn't the best but it wasn't by far the worst. I entered the Institute and almost got back to the room without issue. Of course, I had to cross the entrance to the library to get there.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:46:51 pm

*I looked up from my book, raising an eyebrow. Don't do anything stupid, I thought, show him you don't care. "Well someone was busy." was all I said, a light smile playing on my face. It felt good to be in character.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:47:51 pm

"Indeed I was." I said, straightening up and not showing the mental wince that had just occurred when Brooke had said that.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:50:06 pm

*I merely shrugged, turning back to my book, legs splayed across the adommon. Peeta was just leaning into kiss Katniss for their first real kiss. How much I loved this book.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:51:20 pm

I rolled my eyes and started walking away, seeing this conversation as over but I could tell Brooke had more to say whether or not she'd get the chance to say it was the question.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:53:26 pm

*I looked up at the lamp, turning the light to a shade higher so I could see better in the darkening night. That was, interesting? I wonder what he was feeling, I thought not for more than a second before going back to my book. Thresh had just died. Aww.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 02:54:59 pm

I went into my room before anything else could happen and locked the door. I quickly changed into a thin t-shirt and sweatpants and combed my hair back into my place. Now I looked half way decent at least. I was worn out though and just about ready to sit down and pass out.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 02:58:16 pm

*I looked at my watch, I had been reading for a hour an a half. Interesting... I thought. I could read upstairs, no point in wasting away down here. I slowly folded the page of my book and stood up, pulling my shirt down as I turned off the light and started towards the entrance of the door. I found my way up the stairs before reaching my room, barley noticing that his door was opened. I closed my door for a moment while I changed and brushed my teeth and hair. I was in a spaghetti strap tanktop and sweatpants when I opened my door halfway, going towards my bed where the dim light was on to open my book.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:00:57 pm

I fell on my bed with an oof, covering my face with my hands. What was I trying to prove by doing something with some sort of vampire slut? There are different ways to prove I didn't like Brooke, right? Nah that was must effective. But what if I did? NO! I couldn't. I couldn't think like that. I was Phoenix. Phoenix the 'playa.' Phoenix the cocky one. Not Phoenix the sympathetic therapist.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:03:58 pm

*I couldn't help it. I flicked my eyes over towards his room and saw him just sitting there. Brooke, I thought to myself, if your gonna think like that just distract yourself. I decided to get up and close the door with a click. There, that was better. I went back into my bed, going into a sitting position my knees up and I picked up the book again, starting to read.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:06:28 pm

"GAH!" I yelled, punching my pillow angrily and hard. There was a creaking of bed springs and my fist throbbed a little. I didn't care. Since when did I become such a softie? It was one girl. ONE! Never ever ever ever would I do this. Maybe I was more like my brother than I thought. I didn't seem to trust anyone enough to commit or anything. Hm...

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:08:25 pm

*I half wanted to scream, "SHUT UP," and half wanted to go and see what was wrong. But the second was not what I was going to do and the first one I couldn't bring myself to do. I resisted the urge to look out the peak hole and wondered if I should just have tried to sleep.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:11:09 pm

I didn't really want to be my brother. He is the definition of antisocial and I was the complete opposite. Becoming my brother scared me. He HAD told me to stay away from this girl, maybe I should have listened. Who would have thought that a single mocking comment to a random girl walking down the street would lead to this line of crap? I punched the mattress again, a bit harder this time. I needed to get out and stab something but I didn't have enough energy to get up.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:13:12 pm

*Ok, I wasn't going to get to sleep if he kept doing whatever he was doing. I got up and whisked open my door, walking over to his and pounding on it, "SOME PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO SLEEP." You could hear that I was fed-up. I turned around and went into my room, closing the door again.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:14:21 pm

"SOME PEOPLE DON'T GIVE A CRAP!" I called back, my voice just surging with sarcasm. No, I didn't like her in any way. It was decided...kind of.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:16:35 pm

*I didn't bother to respond. I knew right then that he was going to keep me up all night with his crap and noise, so I grabbed my pillow and went to the chest at the end of my bed, taking out a quilt and bursting out of my door. "Happy now? I'm going downstairs, mission accomplished."I yelled back, hammering back down the stairs towards the Library again. It was a good thing it was right across the kitchen.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:20:36 pm

I rolled my eyes even though she didn't see me and sat back up. I didn't regret meeting that vampire and I would do the same thing over again if I had to. There was still that nagging in my mind but I pushed it back as I got up. I pulled on a jacket and jeans along with boots and swung out the window, off to the bar again. I couldn't stand it here. When I got there, I drank. Probably too much but having anything at all was too much. My memory was a blur but I think some rather unspeakable things went on that night that I wasn't conscious of since I couldn't recall them. I had passed out in one of the bar's extra rooms on a ratty old bed.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:23:49 pm

*I had fallen asleep in the Library, waking up to fresh-sunlight. Cool, I thought. I sat up and stretched, actually kind of refreshed and put a leg onto the other side of the addomon and got up, staggering to the kitchen to make myself a bowl of cereal.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:28:02 pm

I rubbed the back of my head as I sat up. My jacket was gone, my t-shirt torn, one of my pant legs totally shredded to the knee. I decided to not try to think of ways that could have occurred. I hunted around for my other boot which was caked with mud. I slipped it back on and exited the bar through the back, heading back towards the Institute.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:30:55 pm

*I found a box of Coca Puffs and poured it into a bowl and added milk, eating it hungrily on one of the island bar stools. My hair was pulled clumsily up and was draped around my neck, my make-up down to almost nothing but still see-able. I guess I was prepared to tell Tris yes, whenever I found her.*

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Darius
6/4/2011 03:33:28 pm

"Ah I see we're back to Playa' Phoenix." I sighed, shaking my head disapprovingly as I walked up. "When I said 'don't get too attached' I didn't mean go get wasted and preform the walk of shame the next morning." I said, traces of hostility in the statement. "You need to get your crap straight, bro."

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:34:35 pm

"Whatever. I don't care." I growled, lengthening my stride. The Institute was just ahead. I could get out of this.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:37:04 pm

*I poured another bowl of cereal, hungrily. I hadn't know I was starving until I started eating. I always was fond of Poptarts more than cereal so maybe I could get them to buy some unless my rune has faded.*

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Tris
6/4/2011 03:37:54 pm

"Hello Brooke." I said, smiling as I started to walk by the kitchen.

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Darius
6/4/2011 03:39:08 pm

"Phoenix! Listen to me!" I snapped as Phoenix drew away. He was gonna get himself in some deep crap. I sighed and shook my head as I walked the other way as Phoenix entered the back of the Institute.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:40:23 pm

*I nodded in hello. "So... I was thinking that it might be a good idea for me to stay." I decided, smiling brightly.

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Tris
6/4/2011 03:41:38 pm

My eyes brightened and I nodded. "Great! I'm glad you've chose to stay!" I said eagerly. "We'll start up your training right away and I'll make sure to tell everyone the good news."

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:42:31 pm

I quickly went into my room and straightened up before anyone could see the state I was in. Sure I did these things but I did have a sliver of dignity.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:46:02 pm

"Ok... cool." I smiled, finishing my bowl of cereal and going to put it into the dishwasher. "I'm going to go upstairs and change." I nodded, and turned around, going towards the stairs and climbing up.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:47:53 pm

After a quick shower, I dried up my hair and put some fresh jeans and t-shirt on but sneakers instead of boots. I stepped out as Brooke came up the stairs. "Sorry." I said, having almost run into her. I went around and went downstairs hastily.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:50:26 pm

*I didn't reply, only continuing to come upstairs and into my room. I picked out some clothes that I wanted to wear-- jeans and a sweatshirt that I was wearing the first day that miraculously got washed. I jumped into the shower, getting ready for the day.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:52:09 pm

"Hey Tris. Skyra." I said to the two people in the kitchen as I walked in. "Ooooh waffles." I said, opening the freezer and grabbing some waffles and popping them into the toaster.

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Tris
6/4/2011 03:52:50 pm

"Did you hear the good news?" I asked, drying my hands on a dishtowel after having washed them. "Brooke is staying!"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 03:56:32 pm

*I finished my shower and went out into my room to get dressed before applying just a light shade of make-up. After putting my sweatshirt on over my new tanktop and went into the bathroom to dry and straighten my hair. Why not put it down? I thought, finishing.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 03:58:52 pm

"She's what?" I said, almost dropping my waffles. I hadn't actually expected her to stay or leave. How was I supposed to respond? Jump up and down and wave my arms in the air? Roll my eyes and say 'I don't care?' "Awesome." I replied sort of flatly. "Whose training her?"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:01:30 pm

*I softly made my way downstairs, knowing I can't be so loud on the stairs. I heard some commotion downstairs, and tried not to go so fast.*

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Tris
6/4/2011 04:02:28 pm

"Hm...You for now." I decided after a second of thought. "That's probably the best choice."

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:03:20 pm

"Oh, good." I said, trying my best to be flat. I was actually kinda glad I would be training her but I wasn't gonna admit that.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:04:33 pm

"Yay."I said, sarcastically as I entered the room. I passed by Phoenix as if he wasn't there and went to go sit at the island.*

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Tris
6/4/2011 04:06:06 pm

"Why hello Brooke!" I said with a friendly grin. "As you probably heard, you're going to be trained by Phoenix now. He'll teach you battle tactics as well as some Shadowhunter history." I explained.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:06:36 pm

"Mornin' to you too." I muttered, stuffing a waffle in my mouth.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:08:07 pm

"Ok, sounds good."I replied, looking at my nails for a second. "When will we start?" I asked him.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:12:41 pm

"In a few minutes." I said. "Better get changed up and meet me in the training room in five minutes." I said, walking off.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:15:43 pm

*I walked towards the training room, searching through racks of clothes that might fit me and picked some gear out, changing quickly and then going into the training room.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:17:47 pm

"Alright. We already know that you're good in self-defense." I reviewed, pacing around Brooke, tapping my fingers on my chin. "Let's test your reflexes." Dummies began to spring up at random as I stepped back to watch.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:22:25 pm

*I tried slashing at all the dummies as best I could but my wrist started stinging again and they were too fast. I stopped slashing and sighed, "I'm no good at this."

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:25:58 pm

"You did pretty good for a first try." I said with a shrug. "The trick is to be on your toes and pay attention since there is usually a pattern."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:27:37 pm

"Well, unless the leader loves synchronized swimming, I don't think in real life there are patterns..."I shrugged.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:29:28 pm

"You'd be surprised. Hold on." I said, taking out my dagger as I pressed up the button to start it up. I spun around and slashed at dummy after dummy, a certain rhythm about me. "The key is to have almost a beat as you fight." I explained.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:31:01 pm

*I watched him slash dummies through and through, "I'm still not seeing it."I said, honestly. I guess I wasn't that complex.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:32:39 pm

"You get used to it after awhile. Everyone specializes in different skills." I pointed out, walking back over, sweating only lightly. "I have to say, your self-defense moves are very impressive on your own."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:34:54 pm

"I guess your pretty stealthy." I replied, shrugging. If he was going to give me a compliment, he'd get one right back. I looked down at my small dagger, twirling it around.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:36:34 pm

Without knowing, my gaze lingered on Brooke for longer than necessary. I didn't realize it til she lifted in an eyebrow. I shook my head to clear it and sighed. "Uh..."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:38:01 pm

"Just admit it." I blurted out, clasping my hands over my mouth, my mind chanting, stupid, stupid, stupid.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:39:33 pm

I lifted my eyebrow, my turn to be the mysterious-looking one. "Ah...So the feeling's mutual?" I said hesitantly.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:43:08 pm

*I opened my mouth then closed it. I waited a second before making a noise that sounded like, "Sure."

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:45:15 pm

"Hm...Sure." I said, thinking through the answer. That just about summed it up. Yeah but nothing serious at this point. I tried to think of something else but I was lost for words.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:47:25 pm

*I wasn't sure what to say. A bunch of stuff crossed my mind but nothing seemed right. I didn't even know him, though....

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:50:09 pm

"It's a much better plan then going out at the bar every night." I muttered with a shrug.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:54:17 pm

*That snapped me inside. I knew exactly what he was doing, or so what he did. I still thought he was a jerk. "Oh, so instead of some drugged up downworlder for a sex partner, how about the girl you don't even know what her last name is?" I narrowed my eyes. I could feel my voice raising, "SORRY I RAINED ON YOUR PROSTITUTE TIRADE!"

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 04:56:04 pm

"You're quite the spaz." I hadn't really meant it that way but the comment had obviously rubbed Brooke the wrong way. I had no idea how to fix this. "That...is not really what I meant..."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 04:59:19 pm

"Oh, then what did you mean, cause I've only known you for like what? Two days? And I know you can sleep with one downworlder without even knowing who she is, so why am I any different?!" I challenged, my eyes blazing.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 05:01:29 pm

My mouth hung open and my finger and arm were extended but I had no words. "You know what? You're right. I'm a douche. Fine. I'll go out and continue my 'prostitute tirade' if you don't mind." I growled, shouldering past her, sliding into my jacket.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 05:04:43 pm

"Have fun, don't stay too late."I called, you could hear the smirk in my voice. "That douche bag! I MEAN REALLY! I fallowed out of the training center and went towards the back door sliding out with glee. "THANK YOU LORD!" I yelled, running through the splashing puddles. First stop, Verizon Wireless.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 05:08:30 pm

"Thanks, mom." I was planning on getting pretty much wasted tonight but something held me back. A few drinks were bad but not as bad. I was gonna rot out my complete judgement if I got completely wasted. I wanted to be at least half-conscious through this. It was the usual as I walked in. This time a warlock-looking girl appeared at my side as soon as took a swig of my drink. I chugged it down so I didn't know completely what was going on. At that point, foreboding and guilt were taking over and I wanted to go home. A bit late for that now.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 05:12:04 pm

*I walked into Verizon Wireless and told them how my phone was stolen and they took all my contacts and pictures and tones back onto a new, waterproof phone.I thanked them and walked out, first person I called was Sophia. We had a long chat and I told her everything. She told me she was sorry and I replied, "No Biggee." before hanging up. I ended up in my apartment, sorting through things and packing stuff to go.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 05:14:43 pm

I wasn't completely sure how, but we had ended up in the basement of some random house, probably where the warlock girl lived. When she had passed out, I hopped up and slipped out. No more warlocks, they do scary things. I went back to the bar to find a rare sight; another Shadowhunter.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 05:16:55 pm

*I ended up packing a whole bunch of clothes, keepsakes, make-up, and some decorations for my room. I started out of the apartment, bringing my bags down to the institute where I brought them up into my room and raced back down, leaving again.*

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Stephen
6/4/2011 05:18:07 pm

*I was prowling the streets, straight out from Idris, where I spotted my first NY Shadowhunter. I wanted to approach her but she seemed busy...*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 05:22:45 pm

I went up and say at the empty stool next to her. She looked familiar in that annoying sense that you could never place. Her long pale blond hair and her really light pale blue eyes almost reminded me on Skyra. The same hair, face shape. Nah that's not right. She looked over and her eyes lit automatically, this was gonna be weird. "Ah yes, finally another Shadowhunter. From the local Institute no less. Come now." she said and giggled. Phoenix really couldn't do this but it seemed as if they had been suddenly transported to his room. Had they? Was this a trick or a trap of some sort? The girl was suddenly all over me and I couldn't do anything except fall onto my bed. What the heck was going on? It had to be a trap!

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Brooke
6/4/2011 05:25:39 pm

*I spotted another Shadowhunter. I hadn't thought there were any more here? I knew he spotted me to so I crossed the street, "You new here?" I yelled over the traffic. "Yeah!" he replied, smiling. "I'm Stephen." he said. "Brooke," I replied, smiling.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 05:27:58 pm

After the whole ordeal, I tried to get up, to get out. I needed to get help. This girl wasn't right. She placed a strong hand on my chest though, holding me down. "Mr. Iriz, you're not going anywhere. Not until you as well as every other Shadowhunter is this Institute is dead." she hissed.

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Skyra
6/4/2011 05:30:03 pm

I barged in at that moment, totally stunned. I was Marked and I held a dagger in my hand. "Ick, you slept with my evil sister. Just...Ew." I scoffed, kicking the girl off Phoenix. "Hurry! Get up!" I dragged Phoenix to his feet and shoved him towards the door. "Andromeda! What are you doing here?"

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Stephen
6/4/2011 05:32:10 pm

"I know we just met, but would you mind going to lunch with me?" I asked, "I have some questions.." Brooke nodded, "Sure," she smiled and she pointed towards Wimpy's Diner, "That place is good."

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Andromeda
6/4/2011 05:33:40 pm

"STUFF!" I replied with a cackle. "I was sent of course, I ain't telling you anything else!" I suddenly vaporized, having transported back to my base to report.

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Skyra
6/4/2011 05:35:12 pm

"DAMMIT!" I yelled angrily, spinning towards the door where Phoenix stood. "Why would you do that!? Idiot. Come on, we need to talk about this." I grabbed Ace's arm as we exited, going towards the diner.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 05:38:41 pm

Stephen and I sat in a booth and I found we both had a lot of common. We both loved sports and some t.v shows and books. He was born in Idris but his parents weren't too supportive. I ordered a burger and he started asking me questions, saying he was a new-be at his base in Idris and wanted to know how other places worked. She told him she didn't know exactly but some of the people could be jerks. We both started laughing.*

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Skyra
6/4/2011 05:40:44 pm

I strode casually into the diner, sitting on one side of the booth with Ace and Phoenix sitting on the other, no one noticing Brooke yet. "What the hell is wrong with you? Do you sleep with every girl who comes up to you in that bar? You disgust me!" I scoffed in a low voice.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 05:42:05 pm

"How was I supposed to know she was your crazy evil sister! I really didn't have a choice!" I retorted. I felt like a complete idiot now. "Do we have any idea where she could have jumped to?"

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Stephen
6/4/2011 05:47:03 pm

"There are those people now."Brooke said to me, shrugging. I looked at them for a second the shrugged with her. "So your reading the Hunger Games." I asked, having read all three. "Well, I've read all of them before, but yeah." she smiled, drinking her smoothie. "So the Rochester Rhinos are coming to play NY's home team, I've heard."I said, she saying she was from Rochester. "Would you like to go?" "REALLY?" she didn't give it a second thought, "That would be awesome!"

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Skyra
6/4/2011 05:49:58 pm

"If we did we'd be after them automatically." I replied, rolling my eyes. "Anyway, what we think is going is there is a secret league of Shadowhunters that work against the rules and general rights of our lives. They're constantly trying to gain recruits. They go very far to do so as well. Their only known goal is to destroy."

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 05:51:57 pm

As Skyra spoke, my vision wandered. "Brooke." I breathed, only so that I could hear. She was with another guy. NOPE! We were never together so it didn't bother me. I flipped my hair out of my eyes as I turned back to Skyra. "So, do we know of any leaders?"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 05:57:00 pm

"Stephen, I would be your best friend forever if you would take me to that game! It's tomorrow, right?" I was so excited, and he nodded, "Yep. If you break your promise, though, I won't buy you a foam finger," he joked and I made a face of mock horror. "Oh no!"I breathed, reaching across the table to punch his shoulder lightly as we laughed.*

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Skyra
6/4/2011 05:59:37 pm

"Not yet." I said, drumming my fingers, realizing Phoenix's gaze was wandering. I followed it to see Brooke and some other dude. "Ooooooh Phoenix is jealoussss."

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Stephen
6/4/2011 06:02:00 pm

*Surprisingly enough, Brooke was super nice. It was cool having a girl that had so much in common with you. "So I'll pick you up at 6:30 then? Unless earlier."I shrugged, flashing a smile. "Whatever works."she said, eating two fries.

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Skyra
6/4/2011 06:04:29 pm

"Wait." I said stiffly, suddenly realizing something fishy about this dude. I could tell the two of the had hit it off. Perfectly. Too perfectly. I stood up, cocking my head and observing the dude. I walked little ways over but not very far. "He's one of them." I breathed only so Phoenix and Ace could hear.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 06:07:32 pm

*I nodded, "Come on lets get out of here." I said, hastily. I knew they were coming to ruin whatever was between Stephen and I so I dragged him outside, "Let's go on the Ferris wheel!" I said, dragging him forward.

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Stephen
6/4/2011 06:09:04 pm

*Her friends were too good, but I could tell she didn't fully get it. Good,she must really like me. I actually kind of liked her back. "Ok," I smiled as she rushed us into the line.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 06:10:06 pm

"How are we supposed to point that out to her? It's not like she's gonna listen." I said, anger tinging my voice.

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Skyra
6/4/2011 06:11:07 pm

"That's a really good question I don't have an answer to." I muttered, putting a hand to my head. "She's too stubborn to pay any attention."

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Brooke
6/4/2011 06:13:42 pm

*I leaned against the bar, smiling. "I usually love Ferris wheels!" Stephen smiled and nodded in agreement. The line was going considerably slow. "Ugh, I hate slow lines."

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Skyra
6/4/2011 06:16:04 pm

"Hm...Might as well address this now before it escalates to really bad." I sighed, knowing that I was the only one Brooke would most likely respond to in a non-hostile way right off the bat. I walked up to the line, luckily they were in back. "Um, Brooke. Hey it's Skyra, can I talk to you for a sec?" I asked, tapping Brooke lightly on the shoulder.

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Stephen
6/4/2011 06:18:13 pm

"We were just about to get on..."I answered for her, "Can it wait?!" she pleaded, the man opening the gate. I didn't wait for an answer and I grabbed her hand and pulled her into the ride, winking at Skyra.*

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Skyra
6/4/2011 06:19:26 pm

I glared coldly back at him. He looked familiar, I think I had seen him before. A looooong time ago but I couldn't tell you where, why, and who he was.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 06:20:05 pm

"This isn't going well." I sighed, coming up behind Skyra, my arms crossed.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 06:22:58 pm

*I smiled as we got on the Ferris wheel. It started going up and I realized why I never went on high things, I was afraid of heights. I gripped Stephens arm and he smiled.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 06:27:30 pm

Not only was this guy evil but he was er....stealing Brooke which really annoyed me. I paced. I couldn't do this. How many times had I been over this in my mind. NO, you don't care about her, she doesn't care about you. "SHE'S GRABBING HIS ARM!" I snapped inadvertently. Skyra shook her head and clucked her tongue. "Tsk tsk. Way to state the obvious Mr. Jealousy."

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Stephen
6/4/2011 06:31:06 pm

She made the mistake of looking down. "Ohh crap." she put her head in my shoulder. "Heights or just rides?" I asked and she murmured heights. Ferris wheels + Girls who are afraid of heights = Yesssss. That guys must have been dying down there.

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 06:32:56 pm

"Oh. My. Gawd." I breathed to myself. Why was I freaking out so bad? I was turning into a lunatic! Maybe it's just cause he's a bad dude. Nah I'd probably hate him either way.

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Brooke
6/4/2011 06:37:03 pm

*Two seconds after we reached the top, we stopped, "Great stopping place."I muttered, hoping I didn't look down again. "What should we talk about?" he asked, and I replied, "Who is your favorite Rhino's player?"I asked, and he smiled, "Danny Earls." I nodded, "Scott Vallow."he raised an eyebrow, "I kinda have a crush on him," I giggled. Oh MY GOD. I never giggled.*

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Skyra
6/4/2011 06:38:21 pm

"She's giggling!" I laughed as Phoenix got even more wrung out over the whole thing. "Dude calm down, we'll hopefully sack him soon. Hopefully."

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Stephen
6/4/2011 06:41:10 pm

*I laughed with her, smiling. With any luck we'll be able to go around again. "Admit it." she said, "Scott Vallow's how."I repeated it and I knew she couldn't help but laugh.*

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Phoenix
6/4/2011 06:42:52 pm

I clenched my fists, gritting my teeth. "She's gonna end up on their side by the end of the ride at this rate!" I stuttered, throwing my arms up. "We're doomed!"

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Brooke
6/4/2011 06:45:50 pm

*I smiled, noticing that the ground was coming. "Aww." we both said at the same time. "Here.." he gave me the Rhino's ticket and smiled and the cart locked into place.*

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Skyra
6/4/2011 06:46:53 pm

"Shush my spaz." I said, flicking Phoenix in the arm. "They're coming."

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Anya
6/4/2011 11:55:19 pm

I left before Ace opened his gift, and went to my room, where i finnished unpacking my stuff from my trip to Germany... and trying to decide if it was time for another long out of country trip...

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Brooke
6/4/2011 11:58:10 pm

"That was....fun?" I laughed as Stephen opened the back gate. "Maybe we could go on again?" but the stares I was getting told me no.

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Skyra
6/5/2011 12:03:10 am

"Brooke!" I snapped, walking over. "You need to listen to us."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 12:04:37 am

"What? I was actually having a nice time for once."I snapped, "Wait, sorry, I didn't mean to sound that rude."

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Stephen
6/5/2011 12:06:03 am

*I might have to leave soon, but I actually really liked Brooke. I knew she wouldn't turn down tomorrow no matter what. I smiled at the guy, Phoenix was it, and splayed my arm lazily around her shoulders, she didn't seem to mind.*

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Skyra
6/5/2011 12:08:34 am

I saw Phoneix stiffen and bite down on his tongue behind me. "Brooke, you need to listen to us. This is really important and can you go away?" I growled, glaring at Stephen.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 12:10:21 am

"Just..go stand over there."I smiled, turning to glare at them as Stephen went a few paces away. "What?"

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Skyra
6/5/2011 12:12:08 am

"Well, knowing you, you're probably not gonna believe us." I began, crossing my arms. "Stephen is part of a force of rebel Shadowhunters that are trying to kill off the better Shadowhunters. They are getting recruits in any way possible."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 12:14:39 am

*I considered that for a moment. "Ok, I believe you." a look of surprise crossed both of their faces and Skyra tried to say something but I cut her off, "But that doesn't mean he's after me. I'm no one special, Im not good at Shadowhunting stuff. He's the first real person that has ever really ever had in common with me."

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Skyra
6/5/2011 12:16:11 am

"Just, be careful. Don't go anywhere with him and don't listen to anything he says about Shadowhunters. His perception is twisted. Trust me." I said, stuttering out of surprise.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 12:17:52 am

"He's taking me to the soccer game tomorrow night,"I said, gaze flicking to her, Phoenix, and all the way back to Stephen. "I won't listen to him though...."

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Skyra
6/5/2011 12:19:48 am

"If you see even the slightest suspicious thing, get out of there. Are you hearing me Brooke? Be really careful." I said. I could sense Phoenix's tenseness behind me but I didn't turn.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 12:21:47 am

"Fine." I flashed a grinned at Phoenix, "I guess I'm like, an undercover agent! Dangerous." I shrugged, flicking my wrist, "Well as long as hes not going to kill me, I'm going to enjoy myself." I turned and started walking.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 12:22:57 am

"Don't overdo it." I said stiffly for the first time. "Don't get yourself killed, though. This could come to that."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 12:26:19 am

"Don't worry!" I didn't turn but waved my hand. I approached Stephen and smiled, "Just wanted to tell me about curfew. Don't worry, I don't usually fallow the rules." I half-lied, smiling. "What should we do now?" he shrugged, "We can go ride some rides."

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 12:27:21 am

I rolled my eyes and walked away. I was just gonna go home. Sit and do nothing. Sounds like fun.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 12:31:15 am

*I took her hand and started pulling, "Come on,"I smiled, "Let's go on the fastest ride here." they had a Vipor here. We got into the line and It went pretty fast since there were 6 rides going. "This looks..fast." Brooke commented, and I smiled. We got into the ride seats and we sat down, pulling down our saftey belts. "Ready?" she nodded.

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Skyra
6/5/2011 12:48:14 am

"C'mon, Phoenix. Lighten up a bit." I said, grabbing his hand and swinging it. He was too worn out to react and I grinned. I had once loved Phoenix but then I realized what a big jerk he could be and that I couldn't handle it. The fact that I could be just as a big jerk didn't help.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 12:50:29 am

*The ride was faster than I had thought. I was gripping Stephens hand so hard and my laughter and screams filled the air with all the other voices. It twirled and dropped and fell off the building and did a whole bunch of stuff. The line was short so they let us go again! OH NO! I bet I was hurting Stephen's hand.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 12:53:04 am

*I smiled throughout the ride, "Broooke!" I yelled, "Look!" the camera was going to take a picture of us and I smiled, she gripping my hand harder as we dropped to where the camera was. She couldn't help it, Brooke made a squealing noise-- we hadn't dropped like this yet! Her head dug into my shoulder and I grinned as they took a picture of us like that. At the bottom of the ride you could see all the pictures on the huge screen for 20 seconds each.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 12:55:48 am

Maybe just spending time with Skyra would help. I squeezed her hand back as we strode towards the Ride Of Steel. Ace had gone off to look for Anya or something. We waited in line, Skyra jumping up and down in excitement and me grinning. I could forget about Brooke, I didn't care about her.

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Skyra
6/5/2011 12:57:04 am

"Come on!" I said eagerly, dragging Phoenix into one of the cars. I loved this ride. The steep drops, wind in your face, the vision-blurring speed. I didn't know why, but I was sorta happy to be on here with Phoenix. I definitely didn't like him still though.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 12:58:34 am

Once we finally got of the ride, we both grinned at eachother as we looked at the pictures. We were the very last car so it was going to take a while. After we were going to go on the Superman then the Ride of Steel. "That was awesome!" I said.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 01:00:24 am

As we sped up the hill, I realized Skyra was gripping my hand. What was with that? We had sworn to friendship after a failed relationship. Maybe she was just doing this to cheer me up. I didn't know. As we reached the top of the hill and tipped down we both threw our arms up, still hand in hand and screamed "WOOOO!!!" In unison.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 01:02:44 am

*We finally got to our picture and I laughed. "Wow.."I said through my laughter. Stephen smiled, "How about the Superman?" I nodded eagerly as we both raced to get into the line. We stood, talking about sports and the game and our families as the line went forward. A little thing in the back of my mind said, 'What about Phoenix.' I pushed it back, I didn't know anything about him. Anyway, if I were to like anyone, it's Stephen. I felt as If I knew a lot about him.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 01:05:59 am

We rushed back into the station, our hair tangled and messed up from the wind and our faces red. We began to laugh hysterically together as we got off, no real reason behind it.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 01:08:20 am

"Come on!" I led her into the ride area where we took our seats and pulled the bars down. It started off slow and increased in speed. "Holy crap."I heard her murmur a and I smiled, holding out my hand as she took it. I felt a spark there. We both screamed and talked through the ride, it wasn't as fast as we thought, but fast enough. As we got off, we started talking about bagels and how to pronounce it since different people said it weird, and she started laughing and snorted. That got me, I burst out laughing and we were both on the grass outside the superman.*

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Skyra
6/5/2011 01:10:16 am

"Where do you want to go now? How about just a walk?" I asked, strolling along.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 01:11:26 am

"Sounds like a good idea." I said with a smile, taking Skyra's hand as we walked. I had to forget about Brooke, it was a lost cause.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 01:13:36 am

*I smiled, "Where to now?" I asked. We sat there for a moment, "Ride of Steel?" I shrugged, "Sounds good." We stood up and started towards the Ride of Steel, hand in hand, laughing about last weeks Saturday Night live, "...and the annie song!" I burst out laughing.

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Skyra
6/5/2011 01:16:37 am

As we strolled along, the sun began to set. Wow this was starting to feel a tad bit awkward. We didn't like each other, Phoenix was just trying to forget Brooke. Before I could say anything, he had kissed me. The only thing I could do was accept it, I didn't protest.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 01:22:07 am

*Oh this night just got better. I saw her institute friends kissing and I said, "Let's get a pretzel first, I'm hungry," as we turned around, she couldn't help but let out a very small, un-noticable gasp that you would only hear if you were looking for it. I smiled, just the reaction I wanted. "Maybe not..." I said, my voice getting serious, "Come on, let's go get onto a different side, maybe on the other side of the park?" I suggested, and she merely shrugged as we walked pass. I knew her eyes wanted to wander and stare at them, but she kept cool. She was good.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 01:26:12 am

I pulled away and smiled weakly. What had I just done? Was I really such a big idiot? Skyra smiled back, obviously having a similar inner turmoil. She smiled though, knowing that I just needed to stop thinking of Brooke. She had Stephen now, she didn't need me. Skyra stretched up and kissed my cheek and winked. "I gotta get back to the Institute. I have some training slotted." she smiled and slipped away, leaving me to stand here, alone with my scary thoughts.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 01:30:15 am

*As we walked, Stephen stopped, "What?" I asked. He looked distant for a second before taking my hand and pulling me closer into a shocking kiss. I tried to pull away but his hands wrapped around my wrists and I stopped struggling enough to appreciate the kiss. It was long. What angle was he playing at?*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 01:32:46 am

I glanced over as they kissed. Something inside me dropped but I didn't show it. I shook my head and kept walking, not wanting to go home but also not wanting to stay here.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 01:34:18 am

*Finally, I was the one that broke, totally oblivious to anything but him. He smiled and said, "Let's ride the Twister, then I have somewhere special we can go."

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 01:37:03 am

I wasn't going back to the bar. Not again. I strolled along the streets, my hood up as it started to drizzle lightly. I just wanted to think but my thoughts always wandered to Brooke which I wanted so bad to prevent. I shook my head, just barely refraining from the urge to punch the brick wall next to me as hard as I could.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 01:42:28 am

*We went on the twister at least 50 times before we finally got off. We exited out on the back way and I was surprised when I was pushed against a wall and was being kissed furiously. Soon enough, I felt a tugging at my clothes and my eyes burst open, "Wait...NO!" but he seemed to ignore me and I pushed against him, "Stop, please." but he wouldn't. I tried smacking him but he just pushed harder. I wasn't going to get raped, so as soon as his grip loosened for one milisecond I burst out of his grip. He was a determined lil' guy because he kept up his chase. I knew he wouldn't give up.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 01:45:27 am

I looked up when I heard the pattering of running feet. I looked up to see Brooke running past, Stephen not far behind. I looked on in complete and utter confusion for a moment then it clicked in my mind that maybe I should help. I ran after him, drawing closer quickly.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 01:47:53 am

*I felt like an assasin/stalker. It was kind of cool, in an admitable messed up way. I quickly dodged the confused Phoenix and picked up my pace, nearing in on her. She turned. Always good, that's usually when they got stuck in an alleyway.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 01:49:22 am

I managed to dive in and trip him up for a moment. I elbowed Stephen in the chest, hoping Brooke was smart enough to take the chance to run.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 01:51:29 am

*I knew I should run, but I couldn't leave them here. I could show I wasn't weak. I ripped off a piece of scrap metal from a dumpster and ran over and smashed it over Stephens head, dropping with the bar.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 01:52:37 am

"Nice move." I said with a nod, kicking him in the gut for good measure. "Now's a good time to run!" I said, grabbing Brooke's arm and starting off.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 01:57:12 am

*I kept slipping on the wet ground, and I felt ready to burst into tears and go back and hit that jerk in the face. I was afraid to do a self-evaluation. It was a good thing I had my sweatshirt zipped up cause half my cami was.. never mind. I realized it wasn't the water that was making me limp. He had kicked my leg and my kneecap was out. A sob burst through my lips and I sealed them shut, I wasn't going to give them any satisfaction that they were right.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 01:58:46 am

I wrapped my arm around Brooke's shoulder and supported most of her weight and helped her run. I drove out all thoughts and emotions free of my mind and just stayed bent on getting back home. Safe.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:00:24 am

*I awoke with a start, smiling. We had to get her to join. Cracking my neck, I started out of the alleyway, fallowing them with a good pace.*

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Brooke
6/5/2011 02:01:55 am

"It's my knee, I'm sorry." I said, the rain cold. My lips trembled and I would do anything for some hot cocoa. I looked back, double-taked, and willed my knee forward, despite the pain.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:02:35 am

This wasn't going to work. I didn't want to do this especially after the prior events but I wasn't risking Brooke's life over my own emotional issues. I scooped Brooke up in my arms and continued on at a faster pace. The Institute was in sight. Once we got there, we would have enough back-up and Stephen could never get in.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 02:03:50 am

*I pushed every thought aside and just stared at Stephen. I couldn't will myself to do anything.*

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:05:27 am

*I knew I couldn't get into the institute, I had part demon blood. I prowled forward, taking my phone out and calling Andromeda.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:06:00 am

Almost there, almost there. No matter how fast I ran, it always seemed as if the Institute was just getting farther and farther away. Why was I having such an issue. It was just up ahead, almost there...

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Andromeda
6/5/2011 02:06:39 am

"Heyyo!" I answered the phone is my constantly chipper and high voice.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 02:07:42 am

"Were here."I breathed, the door coming just a head.*

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:08:57 am

"Yeah, so the plan went perfectly, everything went according to order, so now I'mma just prowl the main entrance. Get me backup?"

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:12:11 am

I quickly went in and carried Brooke to the infirmary. "She pulled her knee." I said simply, setting her down on a bed as Tris came over. She nodded a whisked off to find supplies. "Oh, Phoenix, get the others and Mark yourselves up, I think we have a pending battle." She added as she disappeared. "I'll be back." I said, pulling out my stele and rushing out to find Ace and Skyra as well as call in for back up.

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Andromeda
6/5/2011 02:13:08 am

"Can do, sir." I said in a mocking voice, hanging up and turning to my colleagues in evil. "HEY EVERYONE! MISSION TIME!"

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Brooke
6/5/2011 02:14:45 am

"I'm so sorry." I said, wanting my knee to be better. "I have to go and fight, I mean I can't just let them fight them all. Half of its my problem, half if its all of ours!"

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:15:43 am

*I smiled, taking my position across the street, the lights popping out and the rain pouring down. My kind of night.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:17:49 am

"Get patched up first." I called behind me. "ACE! SKYRA! WE NEED BACKUP, BATTLE TIME!" I yelled as my two friends rushed up. "I'll Mark you." Skyra said, taking her stele and tracing Marks across my arms. I wasn't sure of how she was taking on earlier happenings but I couldn't let that bug me.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 02:19:40 am

*I sat, impatiently. "Is he always so bi-polar?" I blurted out, my face cold. "I mean really, Tris..."

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Tris
6/5/2011 02:21:19 am

"You have to cut him some slack. He does have a good amount of responsibility on his shoulders and he's now taking you into account." I replied, taking Brooke's knee and looking at it. "This is gonna hurt a bit." I warned, taking the joint and popping it back into place.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 02:22:33 am

*I breathed out a low moan, but straight after it felt better, "Cool!" I smiled, trying to move my leg.

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Tris
6/5/2011 02:23:50 am

"I'm gonna put a iratze on it to help the pain and then wrap a towel around it to make sure it stays in place if you still want to fight." I said, taking out my stele and touching it to Brooke's knee and drawing a neat little iratze.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:25:55 am

*I leaned casually on an out light-post and grinned as the lights flickered on and off.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 02:27:31 am

*I nodded, enduring the sting. In a way, I couldn't wait to fight. I tapped my fingers lightly.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:27:37 am

I Marked up Skyra and Ace as the others gathered. I would head out first to confront Stephen, maybe swerving around a battle altogether. I strode out, standing across the street, the rain plastering my hair to my face and making my gear a sheen in the half-light. "What exactly do you want?" I growled.

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Tris
6/5/2011 02:28:59 am

"That should do it." I sighed after wrapping a thin towel around Brooke's leg and patting it. "Good luck, the others are in the front hall."

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:30:48 am

*I pretended to look at my nails, and smiled at him, "World domination, a whole bunch of slaves, pure and a newer race of Shadowhunters..." I grinned, "Getting in bed with Brooke." Hahaha.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:32:22 am

"Hahaha don't we all." I said, rolling my eyes. "Why us, though? Can't you go traumatize someone else?"

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:34:38 am

"You know this institute is a legend. Clary, Jace, you know. If we could get you, everyone would fallow.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:36:15 am

"Psh, like that's gonna happen." I muttered, tapping my foot impatiently and sighing dramatically. "Most people aren't stupid enough to follow you idiots."

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:38:11 am

"Actually, most people are!" I said, flicking towards both sides, our organization pouring in. I grinned.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:40:01 am

"But we aren't." I said, straightening up as our backup flooded in. "We still have more than you!" I added, sticking my tongue out.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:42:40 am

"Immature, really, I don't know what she could see in you."I scoffed. "Anyway, right now you don't, and when recruitment come, what do you think will be left?" I saw Brooke slide out of the door and Isabella slid through the moving crowd, going towards her. I stared at Miachel on the other side and smiled, looking at Phoenix again.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:44:31 am

"You're such a kiss-up and rapist." I said in a little toddler voice. "I can guarantee we can beat your ass if need be."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 02:47:30 am

*I started kicking this girl in the face, trying to get through the crowd. "FU** YOU!" I screamed.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:50:07 am

"Aww, thank you I'm flattered." I grinned, "But I wouldn't be to sure." I shrugged.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:53:31 am

"Whatever." I said with a shrug. I pulled out my seraph blade and held it up and yelled an Angelic name (can't think up any right now). "LETS DO THIS!" I yelled, leading my side into a charge.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:54:28 am

*All I had to do was dodge to the left and I was home free to prowl around.*

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Brooke
6/5/2011 02:55:19 am

*I was getting mobbed.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 02:56:50 am

He wasn't getting away the easily. I slashed easily at people in my way whom were the enemy. I got to him and jumped, pinning him to the ground, holding the knife to the back of his throat.

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Skyra
6/5/2011 02:57:35 am

I dove in behind Brooke and fought back people behind her so we were back to back.

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Stephen
6/5/2011 02:58:30 am

*I laughed, my eyes blazing red, "Don't think you can kill me that easily, pure-blood." I laughed, easily flipping him over. I stood up over him and kicked his head as hard as I could, knocking him out.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 02:59:16 am

*I slashed at the demons and downworlders before me. This was kind of fun.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:00:17 am

I gritted my teeth, passing out like a woos on the road, blood dribbling from my mouth and the glow gone from my seraph blade. I could only hope the others could make it through.

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Skyra
6/5/2011 03:00:59 am

"LOOK OUT! 9 O'CLOCK!" I yelled as a gruff-looking Shadowhunter rushed straight at Brooke.

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-Reader-
6/5/2011 03:03:21 am

Ok, to make a long story short, Skyra and Brooke fought through Shadowhunters and good ones from Idris came and helped them win. Neither Stephen or his top peeps were caught, and now Phoenix is in the infirmary while Brooke started walking around, cleaning up in there.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:05:48 am

I was just out. On top of all the stress and being kicked in the head several times, it was hard to get back to consciousness.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 03:07:19 am

*I started putting bandages and extra stele's away and I sat in a chair, going through this history textbook about Shadowhunting History.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:08:42 am

"D-did we w-win?" I slurred, trying to sit up but falling back on the pillow.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 03:09:16 am

"Yeah," I said, looking up curiously from my book.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:11:05 am

"Good." I murmured, closing my eyes as I lay there.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 03:13:23 am

*I looked down at my book for a second, "Do you need some medication?" I asked.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:14:05 am

"I have no idea." I half growled, drumming my fingers on the mattress.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 03:18:07 am

"It was just a question."I replied back, getting up. I could tell he was in pain.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:19:00 am

I didn't mean to sound aggravated or anything I just felt like crap. I brought my hands to my face and ran through my hair.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 03:23:09 am

*I looked through the book and found the right medication and I looked through the cupboard, picking it out and going next to his bed. "IV or Swallow?"

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:24:44 am

"Swallow." I replied, managing to struggle into a sitting position.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 03:29:08 am

*I laid the pills onto the table and went to the sink, taking out a glass of water and pouring it, bringing it to him.

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6/5/2011 03:29:41 am

I was really bored. Some Shadowhunter had pulled me off to their institute to question me about something.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:31:40 am

"Thanks." I said, putting the pills in my mouth and taking a swig of water. I coughed and almost coughed the pills up but managed to get them down.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 03:35:53 am

"Do you need anything else?" I asked, trying to put on a smile and have it heard in my voice.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:38:44 am

"Not that I know of." I replied, my voice sounding scratchy. "God I hate getting hurt."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 03:43:32 am

"Doesn't everyone?" I asked, moving to get my text book and going to the cot next to him.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:45:20 am

"Nah in a different sense." I explained, thinking. "It's weakness and vulnerability."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 03:51:12 am

"I guess I have a lot to learn." I replied, curling up into a ball as I looked at it.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:51:52 am

"Yep." I sighed. "So...Um...Wassup?"

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Brooke
6/5/2011 03:57:38 am

"Just, reading my text book. It's....interesting..." I said, shrugging.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 03:59:49 am

"What'ca readin about?" I questioned, leaning over.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:01:42 am

*I leaned also, close enough to show him the passage. It was a magazine inside the book, it just made me seem like I was reading the text.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:02:48 am

"Ahahaha I like the way you think." I said laughing. "Ooooh a compatibility test. Who you testin?"

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:05:05 am

*I closed it. "Well... I was filling it out but no one you know..." I flashed a convincing smile, going to a different page.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:05:41 am

"I know A LOT of people." I pressed, grinning.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:08:23 am

"You wouldn't know these people..." I just kept the lie going. He knew the first guy, very closely. They were the same. The second and third I was sure he knew, they had the sight, but they weren't Shadowhunters. "They're from... Rochester, my child hood place." It was true, in a way.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:10:01 am

"I've been all over New York among other places." I persisted, twirling my hair. "I need namesss!"

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:11:54 am

"No one! Ok?!" I replied, closing the magazine and the book all together. I would have to burn this after I was done.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:13:36 am

With my super awesome ninja skills, I managed to snag the magazine and flip to the page. "Ooooooooh these results are interestinggggg." I teased.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:15:19 am

*My face went red for a moment before I went all ninja and tackled him on the floor, grabbing the magazine and putting it behind my back. "I'm going to burn it."I told him, backing out of the area.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:16:22 am

"Aw...You just don't want to admit the truth." I said, making a pouty face. "Hehehehe."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:20:00 am

*I winked, walking towards the fire and pulling away the glass separator and ripping the page out, throwing it it. What I didn't know was that it imprinted on both other pages. I had like 50 question marks for Phoenix, some good things for both Mark and Anthony and another line that I made for Stephen. I didn't want to put anything there so I had just crossed it out. I went to go pick up the textbook and threw the magazine at him, nothing else was filled out.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:21:38 am

"HA!!!!! I WIN!" I yelled, throwing my arms up after seeing the results. I wasn't completely sure if question marks were a good thing but they weren't bad.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:24:02 am

"Crap."I muttered, tapping my fingers lightly on the table. I walked towards the cabinet, closing it and getting my own glass of water.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:36:17 am

This was just awesome just for the simple fact I could tease her about it. "Nnananananabooobooo!"

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:37:40 am

"So it's obvious you have a brain of a five year old. Noted." I looked towards a fridge, realizing that this wasn't the kitchen and sighing.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:38:45 am

"Indeed I do! But an advanced five-year-old." I said, knocking on my head. "You looooooove it though."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:40:37 am

"You got a zero on maturity..."I muttered. God, what was wrong with men?

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:42:47 am

"Mmmhmm I know!" I said, grinning a positively evil grin. "But a 10 on loooks!"

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:44:26 am

*I rolled my eyes. Wait...he couldn't have remembered all of them. "No." I said, knowing I had pressed down too hard.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:45:30 am

"Oh yeah, more like 101% out of 100% or something. Hold on." I flipped through it, finding the page.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:46:41 am

*I dived for the paper, ending up having one hand on the paper, one hand sticking out awkwardly, "Give it."

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:47:55 am

"Nope!" I said, memorizing the page quite easily since I had a pretty wicked memory. "HA! I was right! I know you looove me just something in there doesn't want to admit it." I tapped her nose with a finger and grinned.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:49:28 am

"There's too many question marks to tell you or me anything."I said, my face scrunching up. "Come on seriously!"

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:50:22 am

"It makes things mysterious." I said, waving my hands around.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:53:27 am

*I made a growling sound and sat up, crossing my arms. "Your soooo nice."

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:54:27 am

"YES I AM!" I yelled, throwing my arms up in the air. "SHUT UP!" Tris snapped from across the room. "NOOOOOO LASLALALALALA!!!!"

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:55:25 am

"TRIS! HE'S INVADING MY PRIVATE PROPERTY!" I screamed, lunging for the magazine. No satisfaction.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 04:57:19 am

"I DON'T CARE! YOU'RE BOTH CRAZY!" she shouted, walking away. I started laughing hysterically and I set the magazine down only to sit on it. "YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS HAS BEEN!" I laughed, scooting in place.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 04:59:25 am

"Fine then, go frame it."I said, getting up. I had a totally filled out one upstairs anyway. (XD)

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:00:23 am

"Nah." If she wasn't gonna be annoyed, I really didn't care. I had memorized a good amount of the results anyway. I threw it on the ground and it sat, looking disgruntled.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:02:07 am

*Trying not to be too obvious about it I made a, 'Psh.' motion and started towards the stairs. If I could find the other one and hide it, he would never know!

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:03:16 am

"There's something you're hiding, missy." I said, jumping up and following her. "Us Shadowhunters are trained to track secrets and lies."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:04:29 am

"I'm not lying."I scoffed, "..and what secrets would I have?" I asked, "Ok.. Fine, you got me, I'm a prostitute.." I said sarcastically, backing up towards the stairs, rather quickly.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:05:32 am

"Oooooh that's nice." I said, smiling. "There's something serious you're hiding though. Well, you find it serious anyway."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:07:03 am

"It's not serious," I said, earnestly. I was just turning the corner and then bolted up the door. If I could get him lost for just enough time to get into and lock myself into my room. Torture-o-rama.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:08:21 am

"I'm still out here and I know the Institute like the back of my hand!" I called through the door. "Don't think you're so smug cause you can lock a door fast."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:10:51 am

"At least I brought some food from my apartment, have a bathroom, some books, maybe a few filled out magazines over the coarse of the last couple of days." I smirked, fanning myself with two filled and one un-filled magazine. One having the rater thing like the other one, totally filled out.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:14:21 am

I walked back down the corridor and over to a secret passage that only me, Ace, and Skyra knew about. It led to a place where you could basically spy on all of the rooms. I slipped in with some difficulty, twisted some wires and knobs and managed to snake it. It was getting harder and harder every trip. Anyway, after a long passage of dangling wires and things you came to a narrow hallway lined with doors, marked with every room number of the Institute. Number 34! Brooke. I wandered in and looked into the one way glass that was seemingly a mirror in each room. Nope!

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:19:02 am

*I heard rummaging all around me and I went to sit on my bed. It was cool how he had just given up. Wait....What was I thinking? He wouldn't give up that easily. I sighed, picking out the certain magazine with ALL the ratings and ripped out the page and putting it in one of my many, unrecognizable keepsake boxes that looked exactly the same. God loves me. I thought, stuffing the other two under my pillow. Well... If Phoenix wasn't outside, I may as well go out, right? Go sit in the library....*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:21:18 am

I watched her, not bored but not quite entertained either. If I sighed, I would give off my position so I didn't do anything. I managed to squint and get a peek at some of my ratings. Good looks on a lot of 'em. I grinned to myself and kept looking. Funny. Hm...At least she was one of those people that actually considered sarcasm funny.

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Anya
6/5/2011 05:22:00 am

I decided to leave again... I hear that the Institute in Ireland is lovely this time of year, I packed up my things and made my way to the elevator.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:25:20 am

Wait.... I thought. I rushed back into my room and tore through the boxes before I took the paper out, running out of my room and through the hallways. If he were to see me, he'd know me too well, expect me to put it in a cook book. But I was going to put it into a book neither of us liked, 'How to be funny, for dummies!' It was SOOO tacky, and perfect. Right after I went to sit into a chair to read the 2nd Hunger Games book.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:28:37 am

I grinned to myself again and got to my feet, going back out the passage way and strolling along. Reading did sound good and I wasn't just trying to be a stalker or anything. I looked up at the shelves as I reached the library. A Dean Koontz novel sounded good. I ran my fingers along the spines til I picked out Life Expectancy and wandered over to a window sear, curling up to read it which you really wouldn't expect from me.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:31:09 am

*I raised an eyebrow but didn't say anything, continuing to the part where Katniss tries on her wedding dresses. So touching.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:32:52 am

I loved the way these books were set up cause the author was a sort of smartass which is totally my type of read. I was blasting through the book. Where the dude gets trapped in the library with the girl, they have to outwit the clown's son. It's all totally whack and that's why I loved it.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:34:52 am

"This one part always made me laugh. It was where Katniss has to go back into the arena and you think how convenient it is, how... ironic. I stiffled a small laugh as I kept flipping through pages.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:37:41 am

I laughed as the bad guy, the clown's son, got stabbed in the balls and he started yelling about how he couldn't have kids now. Wow my mind was twisted. I got up for a moment to go get some water when I realized a book was sticking out ever so slightly. 'How to be Funny for Dummies!' Oh wow who would get that. I grabbed it and a paper fell out. A magazine paper. A rating/compatibility test.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:38:58 am

*I got up, "I'm going to get some water, do you want anything from the kitchen? I asked, totally oblivious to the situation.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:40:13 am

"Yeah some water would be fine." I replied, slipping the paper into my pocket unnoticed and going back over to sit down.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:43:11 am

*I slipped into the kitchen and took out two glasses. Just to be funny I put a protective cover on his glass and then putting a straw in. I walked back to the library and sat it down next to him, "So you don't spill."I smirked, going back to my seat.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:44:37 am

I turned it upside down purposely and laughed when a bit of water splashed on the floor. "Silly little devices can't stop my treachery!" I laughed, taking a sip through the straw.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:46:05 am

"I can always try," I shrugged, smiling. I guessed I wasn't going to the Rhino's game. Oh well. "I'm going upstairs to take a shower. Have fun with your cup."

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:47:46 am

"Alrighty!" I said, grinning. Once she had gone, I cracked open my book again and slipped in the result paper. These were quite interesting....

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:51:09 am

*In second thought, I wanted to train but after yesterday I'm not sure my body could handle it. So I continued jogging up the stairs, turning a few corners before getting into my room.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:53:21 am

I had a good rating on humor, but so did Stephen. Why did she even include him in this rating thingy? I looked better. HAHA. He was more mature though. Figures. I looked down at the scores which were scarily tied. There must've been an impairment in her judgement.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 05:56:24 am

*I closed my door and hopped into the shower, coming out 20 minutes later. I put some...new and interesting clothes on. They were the most normal ones I could find, my sweatshirt and a pair of flip-flops, just to be stupid. I didn't bother doing my hair as I sat and stared at the ceiling.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 05:58:24 am

I flipped the page over, looked for a smudge or something I missed. Nothing. Hm...STEPHEN WAS EVIL THOUGH! I may have a slightly crappier maturity level and a slightly worse (1 POINT MAYBE 2!) personality rating but I wasn't a bad guy in the sense of like superheroes.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:02:07 am

*I went to curl the covers up around me, my hair wet. I usually took this time to sleep,obviously, but now I had to sort out my thoughts.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:04:18 am

I needed to sort this out. This couldn't be right. I pocketed the sheet and shot up the stairs, barging into Brooke's room. "WTF!?!? I DON'T UNDERSTAND!!! HOW DID THAT EVIIILL DUDE, STEPHEN OR WHATEVER, BEAT ME!?!? HE'S EBIIILLL! EBIL I TELL YOU! I'M NOT THOUGH, RIGHT! IT'S ONLY BY A POINT! WH-HAT-WHWHAJHKWJ!" I stuttered.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:06:33 am

*I shot up like a lightning bolt and took the paper and going to sit down. I stared at it for a moment before bursting out in hysterical laughter.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:07:35 am

"I am so confused. I mean--What the hell?" I said, calming down a but and rubbing my head.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:09:44 am

"First of all, I guess I shouldn't be alarmed that you found it...but see if I really told you why he has one more point..." I burst into even more laughter. All part of the act.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:10:57 am

"Why!?" I really didn't want to sound desperate and it was starting to freak me out a tad bit.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:12:47 am

"I am not going to tell you." I decided. This was really all to see how much he ticked.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:13:48 am

"Why won't you tell me?" I asked, trying to stay calm, leaning against a wall, my gaze sharp and calculating though on the inside I was screaming and dying to know.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:15:28 am

"I don't have to tell you that either." I was REALLY enjoying this. It's nice to see he really did care.*

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Anya
6/5/2011 06:15:31 am

I got in the elevator and mentally prepared myself to leave again

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:16:37 am

"Come ON." I said, clapping my hands together. "Whhyyyyyy???" I sounded whiny now. I was really scaring myself.

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Ace
6/5/2011 06:17:18 am

I bounced on the balls of my feet, waiting for the elevator to come when it stopped and opened I saw Anya. "Hey sup, Anya?" I greeted.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:19:04 am

"Aww."I said, pretending to wipe a fake tear away. "This is kind of touching."

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:20:16 am

"GAAAHHH!" I yelled, getting more annoyed with myself more than anything. "I don't see why you can't just tell me! Stephen's an evil dude, literally, and I'm...not."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:22:52 am

"Or are you?" I challenged, jokingly of course. I smiled as I looked down at the paper. Their sums should be the same, but I could see where I added the small little line of words claiming that if you were over 52 points you were a creepo. If not, you were awesome.Stephen at 53. I laughed again.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:24:32 am

"What are you laughing at! It's not funny!" I snapped, annoyed by the fact I had driven myself to a scary desperation.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:27:02 am

*I threw the paper at him, putting my hands behind my head. "Read the fine print,"

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:28:13 am

I squinted for a moment, finally finding it. "HA. Okay, that makes sense, he's a creeper." I said, laughing. "I'm one step away from creeper status though."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:30:04 am

"Keep reading," I said, knowing I was going to regret that for the rest of eternity.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:31:53 am

"Dododododo..." I muttered as I read, not completely sure of what I was looking for. Oh I see. I looked up, an evil looking but at the same time friendly glint in my eye. I had no comment to make at that moment.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:33:58 am

*I rolled my eyes, "...and this is why guys don't fill out personalty tests for girls. 1. They're stupid and can't read, 2.--" I cut myself short, "No, just one."

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:35:40 am

"Hm...You're quiet the stereotypical one, eh?" I said, my arms crossed and my fingers drumming on them. "That would be fun to try some day. I personality test for girls." I said thoughtfully, trying to imagine that.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:37:05 am

*I snorted, "Good luck with that." Well. What now? He was either gonna leave, say something stupid or about the test.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:38:14 am

"Hahaha." I laughed aloud at my thoughts and shook my head. "What are we supposed to do now?" I questioned, putting my chin in my hands.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:40:15 am

"Whats your favorite color?"I asked suddenly, looking up.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:42:13 am

"Er...Red. What's yours?" I stuttered, not expecting that.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:47:26 am

"Midnight blue..."I replied, looking down. "Favorite food?"

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:48:36 am

"Um..." I scratched the back of my head, thinking. "Pizza."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:51:27 am

"Figured..."I muttered, smiling. "I like Buffalo chicken, spicy foods." I shrugged, craving Buffalo Chicken.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:52:41 am

"Ah spicy." I laughed, nodding. "That's a close second of mine."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:56:12 am

"Ah..."I laughed at an inside joke. I didn't say anything more, only looked at my fingers.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 06:58:05 am

"Um...Do you wanna go grab some food? I know a slightly more upperclass diner, better than the one 'round here." I said, standing up and stretching. "They have great buffalo chicken."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 06:59:21 am

"Really?" I asked, trying not to sound too excited. Upper-class!??!?!

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 07:00:12 am

"It's still a diner, nothing too fancy but yeah." I replied, shrugging.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 07:03:42 am

"What should I wear." I had waited TOO LONG for a decent guy to take me to a nicer restaurant but I don't know if its like old t-shirt, or nice clothes or what! I jumped up and pulled him towards my closet, "This closet sucks." I commented.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 07:04:49 am

"Uh...You can just wear a t-shirt and jeans. It's all good with me." I said, not really good at making these judgement calls.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 07:07:58 am

"Are you sure?" I asked, staring at the closet, dumbfounded. There were some t-shirts-- oh, I liked that one!!!

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 07:09:20 am

"Yep!" I said with a nod. I needed to change into a more decent looking t-shirt and jeans before we left so I started out. "I'll let you change up. Meet you downstairs in like five minutes."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 07:12:38 am

*I closed my door, took a deep breath and took my favorite t-shirt out. It was from Aeropostal and had this big graphic type flower on it with a whole bunch of colors. I put some regular jeans on and some flip-flops and just fixed up my make up. Honestly, I was just exited to be eating Buffalo Chicken. But that little voice in the back of my mind screamed, "DATE!"

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Anya
6/5/2011 07:41:24 am

"Hey Ace!" i said "I was just kinda... sorta... gettin ready to leave... and go to Ireland... I mean, it doesn't seem like it matters if I stay... so, I thought I might as well leave.... I mean I'll be back in a week or so." I babbled. Standing there sort of uncomfortable... I never really felt right telling Ace that i was going away.

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6/5/2011 08:07:42 am

I'd been waiting forever,but no one was coming. I decided to let myself out. I sneaked through the corridors and out the door in under two minutes. My claws might have gouged the floors, though. Once I was out, I used a glamor to hide my tail and legs.

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Ace
6/5/2011 08:17:35 am

"Oh well that sorta sucks." I said, nodding as I took the information in. "Only a week? What are you gonna be doing out in Ireland?"

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 08:19:40 am

I had put on a neater dress-looking shirt but it really was just a regular old shirt. My jeans didn't have any tears in them and my red Converse didn't look too worn. You usually didn't see me looking even half way decent when it comes to clothes.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 08:25:24 am

*I took an empty draw-string bag and just put my wallet, phone, and sunglesses in it. I also have a load supply of lol-pops. I've always liked walking around with one of them in my mouth because people think you look like a jerk. I quickly went into my bathroom and brushed and pulled up my hair before opening my main door, turning off the light and sliding down the stairs.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 08:28:20 am

I smiled and winked to Brooke as she slid down the stairs I opened the door and gestured dramatically, "After you," I smirked.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 08:37:13 am

"Thanks good sir, you get a nickel!" I said in the same exasperated tone. Walking out of the institute.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 08:38:26 am

"Hey! I seriously want that nickel!" I said, trotting up to match Brooke's pace.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 08:40:16 am

"I figured."I laughed. "Do you think the bank lends out nickels?"

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 08:41:57 am

"Probably not." I sighed, pretending to be disappointed. I perked up automatically, flashing a grin. "Gosh it's like the perfect weather out. Not too hot, not too cool, the sun's not bearing down, and there's just a slight breeze."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 08:46:05 am

"Yeah, I wish New York would stay exactly this weather forever. Life would be so much better." I nodded as I fallowed him around town. I wondered what this place was called, and I couldn't help but look down and stifle a laugh at my stomach that was trying to have a conversation with me.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 08:47:37 am

"Yeah..." I said sort of wistfully, looking up at the clear sky. "You okay, there?" I knew she was fine and that she was just trying not to laugh at my attempts to make conversation.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 08:50:36 am

"Yeah, it's just my stomach." I smiled brightly, no sign of hatred, meanness or sarcasim anywhere. "So what's this place called?" I did a little skip to keep up.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 08:52:16 am

"Uh..." I scratched my head. "Marco's Diner." I said after a moment of thought. I had actually blanked on the name which sort of worried me but I didn't care. (I'm too worn out to be extremely creative.:))

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Brooke
6/5/2011 08:57:39 am

"Ok then?" I said, shrugging. I doubted that was the real name, but whatever. (Marcoooo :)) So we walked through the streets and I turned towards him, "Mundanes used to be able to see me. can they see me now?"

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 09:01:11 am

I nodded thoughtfully, "Mundanes can always see you unless you have Glamours activated. Like, for instance, instead of the Institute, mundanes see a big run-down old church. Downworlders use Glamours constantly like the warlock right over there." I said, pointing to a man walking by on the other side of the road, cat ears perking up on his head. "Mundanes don't see the cat ears."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 09:06:27 am

"Ah. Ok, that make sense."I said, my ears burning. I had tought myself that. How could I have forgotten?!

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 09:11:26 am

"We're almost there." I said, striding along, my hands stuffed in my pant pockets.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 09:16:44 am

"Thankt he lord." Ok, bad idea to wear flip-flops. Oh well. I saw a huge restaurant called, "Marco and Marci's Palace." I read aloud. Ok, so he was kind of right. I couldn't blame him, I probably wouldn't remember that. But then I stifiled a laugh. I would remember that. "It looks...interesting." I stared, and then looked at him a glare on my face, "If they don't have buffalo chicken I will personally have a tantrum in the middle of the restuarant infront of everyone, maybe chuck a few knifes."

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 09:19:13 am

I laughed a bit, nodding. "I can ensure you that they have excellent buffalo chicken." I assured. "I would never lie about buffalo chicken. That would be the greatest sin I've ever took part in."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 09:25:27 am

*My face broke into a smile and I responded, "You got that right. I don't think I'd ever forgive you." The last part dramatic. We neared the entrance and I looked at the long line.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 09:29:02 am

I walked up and leaned over the desk thing, ringing the bell to get the guy's attention. "Reservation for Iriz please." I said. The man nodded and led us through the maze of tables to a two-seater table. I scooted Brooke's chair back for her more in a mocking way than anything but it was still a nice gesture. I sat in mine and picked up the menu, scanning through. "I don't think these guys have pizza."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 09:31:23 am

"You poor thing, how will you ever survive?" I wondered aloud, smiling as I looked at the menu. I was trying to decided wether to tick him off and get something completely different from Buffalo Chicken or get what I wanted. I was REALLY craving it but... Hmm. "I'll be nice today."I thought and murmured aloud as I scanned the menu for the chicken. MMMMMM, I knew what I wanted.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 09:33:16 am

"Oooh shrimp scampi. I think I'll try that." I said after glaring jokingly over my menu.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 09:37:23 am

*I just shrugged, smiling as I closed my menu. The waiter came over and I told him we both knew what we wanted and our drinks and I looked over at Phoenix as if he were to object me starting and I said, "I'd like a diet coke and the Buffalo Chicken sandwich with blue-cheese on the sandwhich, the bread toasted and cheese fries on the side with the potato wedges." I said, sounding accomplished. Hey, I can find junky fast food on any menu.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 09:40:02 am

"Can I have the shrimp pasta with the ricotta cheese and potato wedges." I said after a moment of thought. "And a Sprite." The waiter nodded and walked off. I propped my elbows on the table and put my chin on my hands, looking at Brooke. "You look better with your hair down." I said randomly.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 09:46:11 am

"Thanks.."I said, refusing the instinct to look down. I could feel just the tips of my cheecks gettng a little rosy colored. In a way, I felt obliged to compliment him back but I didn't think, 'I think your hair is perfect and you look hot right now, ' was the best thing to say, so I just fought the urge to look down, failing.

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 09:48:14 am

I laughed softly, looking down at the table. I didn't blame her, we all got jumpy at points. How I was managing so well I didn't know. The waiter came by and dropped off our drinks and I took mine, opening the straw and slurping loudly.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 09:51:08 am

*I was trying to drink like a lady, but that wasn't helping my situation for two reasons. 1. Everyone was staring, 2. I watned to join in. What the hell, if he can make a fool of himself I can make a fool of myself! I started slurping loudly and happily with him, a smile spreading across my face.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 09:52:55 am

I laughed and had to put my hand to my face so soda didn't come out my nose. I didn't care about if anyone else thought we were a disturbance of peace; this was fun! And I, as well as Brooke, was having a good time.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 09:55:51 am

*That did it. As soon as he put his hand over his nose, I snorted. I would never admit to him, but I've only snorted once before and that was when I was six and it was my first time ever at Laser Quest and I had was the very best in the whole week and I had the most fun there. That one little snort stopped me dead and made a whole new roll of laughter coming out. It was weird, but funny and I just sat there, bubbiling and laughing like crazy.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 09:58:32 am

I looked at her in astonishment at first then burst out laughing. I could hear people around us whispering and glancing around in disapproval but I could also hear faint snickers. There are people out there that are as whack as us! The waiter rolled his eyes as he stopped by and set our food down without a word. "THANKS." I called after him. "Jerk." I muttered when he was gone.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 10:01:20 am

*I hung my head down and tried not to hyperventalate. I peeked up at him to see his amused and smiled a quick smile before looking at my food. It looked fancy. I felt as if I wanted to take a picture of it. "Cheeeeeeese fries." I saaaaaang, in a really good mood.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 10:03:54 am

I could see the manager out the corner of my eye and I waited for his gaze to shift away from us. When it was gone, I grabbed a potato wedge and threw it up in the air, tipping my chair back to catch it in my mouth and almost falling over backwards. The chair clunked back into place and I grinned, the potato wedge sticking out of my mouth.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 10:07:27 am

*I let out a giggle and picked up a fry, inspecting it and the rest of the plate. "I was hoping they wouldn't put any bacon on it."I said, "Ready to get kicked out?" I didn't wait for an answer, "OHHH!!!!! MANAGER!!! MR. WAITER MAN! OVER HERE! I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MY CHEESE FRIES!!!! HELLLO!!!!"I calle in a highpitch voice, gaining all the attention. "WAITER GUY! HELLO OVER HERE, I KNOW YOU CAN HERE ME!!!!DON'T PRETEND YOU CAN'T WITH ALL THAT HAIR IN YOUR EARS!!! MANAGER HE'S IGNORING ME!" I half-whined. I was having a great time.

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Manager
6/5/2011 10:08:51 am

"I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOU!" I spluttered, stomping over angrily to the two annoying teenagers. "OUT!"

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 10:09:38 am

"Alright, I'm just gonna take this with me." I said, stuffing a handful of potato wedges and a fork into my pocket then strutting out.

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Brook
6/5/2011 10:10:27 am

*I grabbed my plate of food and my cup of diet pepsi and yelled, "Come on!" See, this is how you get free food, plates and utensils. I was laughing the whole time. At least we'd have all our food and some souvineers.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 10:12:35 am

"Wow, I don't think I've ever been on a better date." I smirked, laughing as I put my arm around Brook's shoulders, using my free one to pick potato wedges out of my pocket with the fork.

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Brooke
6/5/2011 10:14:44 am

"I have to agree."I said, holding up the whole plate of food. "Here, you can have one half of my sandwich if you want." I shrugged, probably was just gonna load up on cheese fries anyway.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 10:16:29 am

"Why thank you." I said, grabbing half the sandwich and stuffing it in my mouth. "So," I said, spluttering crumbs. "I forgot where I was going with that..."

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Brooke
6/5/2011 10:21:34 am

*I shrugged, taking a bite of my half and marveling at it's buffalo goodness.*

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Phoenix
6/5/2011 10:23:05 am

"So, where to now?" I asked, licking crud off of my fingers.

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Anya
6/5/2011 11:20:11 am

"Just... I don't know, Seeing it, taking in the scenery... and why does it suck?" I asked... hoping my leaving wouldn't make him sad or anything... but it doesn't seem like it would

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Brooke
6/7/2011 06:22:12 am

*I climbed down the tree stunned and started off towards the Institute area, not bothering to wait for Phoenix. I had to sort out my thoughts and my feelings, because so far, I was pretty pissed at myself. How could I let him kiss me! I mean, it was nice but..*

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Phoenix
6/7/2011 06:46:27 am

I decided to keep sitting in the tree for a bit longer as the moon continued to rise. I didn't regret that but I probably would later. Nah.

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Brooke
6/7/2011 06:51:42 am

*I didn't want to go to the institute. I needed to go somewhere to think. I texted Tris and told her I was going to sleepover my friends house and then called Sophia. She told me she was busy. Whatever. I guess I am going to the apartment, I thought. I had baught it, I still owned it. I needed to sort out my thoughts and I could feel the tears and anger coming. I started running away from the park, wiping my face.*

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Phoenix
6/7/2011 06:54:37 am

I sat, starting to drift off. I didn't realize how worn out I was til I fell asleep in the space between two branches. Off my guard, I was totally oblivious to my kidnapping that was commencing.

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Brooke
6/7/2011 06:59:40 am

*I raced through town, oblivious to the chaos going on around me. I hadn't even realized how many Shadowhunters were grinning at me, I hadn't noticed them at all. I raced to the apartment, unlocking the door and then locking all the locks before sobbing and falling to the floor, spending the night there in half conscious half dreams.*

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Phoenix
6/7/2011 07:01:21 am

I woke to find myself in a bag in what felt like a truck bed. Well that's classy. I tried to yell only to find myself gagged and I couldn't move my limbs. Crap.

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Brooke
6/7/2011 07:07:44 am

*I had a lot going on. My girly instinct said, 'He's soooo hot, and athletic and he likes you and he seems smart and stuff.' But my common sense, I called it after a while, kicked in. He's such a jerk. I mean, yes, as much as I didn't protest and wanted that kiss, your really supposed to wait like until you get to know her and like, right after the kiss ask her out! THAT'S HOW IT WORKS. But I'd probably say now, I realized. He would be distracting, probably just there for sex, really doesn't like me, his sarcasim and games are usually stupid and I hate them..or do I... Never mind about that. ALREADY he caused her too much emotional pain. Or confusion, whatever, same difference.*

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Phoenix
6/7/2011 07:10:11 am

The truck stopped tossing and turning and felt someone lift me. I tried to struggle but it was really hard seeing that I barely move and I couldn't see my targets. I heard some guy mutter about my fatness and I wish I could snap back but I couldn't, next thing I know, I'm sitting in a chair in one of those interrogation rooms, the bag pulled off me, Stephen in front of me. This can't be good.

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Stephen
6/7/2011 07:13:24 am

"Sup?" I asked, smiling that he couldn't speak. "Well, obviously, we kind of kidnapped you. It's a real honor, really. So then we've had one from each institute across the world, and next will be Brooke, we'll probably kill of the rest of you, and then be on our merry way." I smiled, "Then will come the brainwashing, then you'll call me 'Master' and we'll all be a pure race! How does that sound?"

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Phoenix
6/7/2011 07:15:38 am

"MMPH MPPPPHHHH MPH!!" I yelled, straining against the ropes that bound my ankles and wrists. Wow this all old class. I managed to lift my hands and flick him off at least.

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Stephen
6/8/2011 07:16:42 am

"Good."I sounded delighted but undernearth I was wanting to jump at him and kill him. I smiled a quick smile that showed all my hatred for him and stood up, "Well, I am going to get some water."

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Phoenix
6/8/2011 07:18:21 am

"MPPPPPPPH." I growled menacingly, my finger 'stuck' in position as I glared my coldest glare I could muster.

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Brooke
6/8/2011 07:50:49 am

*I, half-conscious, flipped open my phone and looked at all the numbers. I wanted to call Sophia, ask her to become a Shadowhunter with me. But I didn't. I couldn't.*

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Phoenix
6/8/2011 08:04:53 am

What was I supposed to do? I couldn't move since this was some sort of mutant tape of some sort I couldn't break. I growled in anger and struggled again, starting to get annoyed.

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Ashlee
6/8/2011 08:08:39 am

*I was, apperently though my weak stature, one of the guards and I gazed, curiously, at the guy. Maybe if I could talk to him..*

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Phoenix
6/8/2011 08:15:16 am

I needed to snap the bonds somehow. Maybe I could use one of my emergency daggers I kept on the inside of my pant leg but I could reach it even if I tried.

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Anya
6/9/2011 02:01:25 am

I waited for Ace to respond, but no response came, so I started off to the front door.

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6/9/2011 06:37:36 am

I was sitting on a curbside reading a textbook. I was trying to learn a new spell that would summon lightning.

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Ace
6/9/2011 09:04:59 am

"Ah, scenery's always fun. Hopefully nothing will go on while you're gone." I said with a nod. "Have fun!" I walked off back towards the elevator.

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6/9/2011 10:04:20 am

I was trying to memorize the chant, which was in a demonic tongue. It was very hard.

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Anya
6/9/2011 10:08:43 am

I get outside and see a young looking mage trying to learn a spell, I looked over her shoulder for a second and said the words fluently.

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6/9/2011 12:19:00 pm

I looked up to see some brown-haired girl who happened to be fluent in ancient demonic.

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Anya
6/9/2011 12:24:43 pm

"Hello, need some help?" I ask, leaning my legs on my suitcase.

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6/9/2011 12:25:34 pm

"Who are you?" I asked suspiciously. I could tell she was Nephilim, that much was for sure. How she came to be fluent in a dead language belonging to demons was another matter.

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Anya
6/9/2011 12:29:28 pm

"Anya Romanov, At your service. Foreign Language expert and Nephilim Extrordinaire!" I say "What's your name?" I ask.

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6/10/2011 05:49:28 am

"Ausra." I said hesitantly. "Warlock in training."

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Anya
6/10/2011 06:31:41 am

"Need some help? I'm pretty good with languages." I said smiling at her.

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6/11/2011 05:14:44 am

"No. I understand it perfectly, I'm just trying to memorize the spell." I said distrustfully.

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Ashlee
6/14/2011 05:39:53 am

*I decided that the other guards were too far gone out the door to here, and I slit my knife out. I knew he couldn't see me fromt he back, so I quickly approached him and cut the bandana from the knife, letting it fall to the ground so he could talk.*

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Anya
6/14/2011 06:56:36 am

"Alright then." I say smiling at her, "I suppose I'll leave you to your memorization."

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6/14/2011 03:32:59 pm

"Alright, then." I muttered, and returned to studying my textbook. My tutor was gonna be so pissed if I didn't memorize this by next Tuesday!

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Phoenix
7/1/2011 11:16:21 am

"Get me the hell out of here. I'm gonna kill that sonofabitch." I growled once I was able.

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Ashlee
7/1/2011 11:17:29 am

"I wouldn't necessarily kill him yet, he may be useful for information at some point."I replied, cutting off his feet rope and hand rope.*

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Phoenix
7/1/2011 11:19:57 am

I clenched my fists and rolled my wrists shaking my head. "Screw that. He's as well as dead." I muttered, looking up. "Where's Brooke?"

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Ashlee
7/1/2011 11:22:22 am

*I shrugged, "As far as I know, safe." I replied, stepping back to feel accomplished.

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Phoenix
7/1/2011 11:23:36 am

"Probably not for long knowing that asshole." I muttered, standing up and nodding in thanks to Ashlee.

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Ashlee
7/1/2011 11:25:29 am

"Ever get caught here again, my name's Ashlee."I said, walking towards the door, "But don't be surprised once your close to the door that I tell security, I've got to keep my cover."

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Phoenix
7/1/2011 11:28:46 am

"Thanks, Ashlee." I said with a grin, slipping out the door, daggers now at hand as I rushed down the hall at top and light speed.

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Ashlee
7/1/2011 11:30:12 am

*I counted to 10 and started out of the room, rushing towards the Guard room, "GUARDS! GET YOUR LAZY ASSES UP! HE IS ESCAPING! WHO WAS IN THE ROOM WITH HIM? HM? NO ONE! GO!"

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Phoenix
7/1/2011 11:32:39 am

I pressed on and jumped, bashing through a window on the end of the hallway. I prayed that this floor wasn't too high up as I fell through the air. Luckily, as I curled into a ball, I felt the ground hit and I rolled, jumping up once again and rushing into the forest.

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Ashlee
7/2/2011 08:07:11 am

*A few guards chased after him but I quickly locked the doors from the control room, "HE LOCKED THE DOORS FROM THE OUTSIDE, GO AROUND!" I screamed.

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 08:11:20 am

I grinned at myself at the scuffling behind me. I was making great headway and I was almost home. I needed to find Brooke, make sure she was okay, and locate St-the sonofabitch. I had an agenda to complete.

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Brooke
7/2/2011 08:16:19 am

*I found myself awake at the bottom of the stairs of my dark apartment. There were no lights on, so when I stood up, I crashed into the mailbox thing. "Ow." I growled, trailing my hand around the wall and trying to get up the stairs to my room.

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 08:23:50 am

I flipped open my phone, finding Brooke's number and bringing it to my ear. THere was only a small chance that she'd actually pick up let alone have her phone...

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Brooke
7/2/2011 08:27:50 am

*I felt a buzzing against my thigh and it scared me so bad, I fell down two flights of stairs, possibly giving myself a concussion at the very least. As I checked myself fast to make sure I wasn't bleeding, I took my phone out of my pocket and put it to my ear, "This better be worth it considering I fell down two flights of stairs." I growled into the phone, not knowing who it was.

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 08:32:28 am

"Brooke?" I said, exasperated that she actually answered. "It's Phoenix, where are you?"

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Brooke
7/2/2011 08:39:11 am

"Somewhere. Why?" I replied, narrowing my eyes. I wasn't particularily wanting to talk to him, since all I wanted to do was pass out in my room and never come out.

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 08:42:43 am

"You're in danger, really dangerous danger." I stuttered, scrambling the phone against my ear as I tried to run, stumbling a bit over a root.

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Brooke
7/2/2011 08:49:49 am

"Your definition of danger may be different from mine." I replied, walking back up the stairs and towards my room, my phone light showing the way. I reached the door and stompled in, closing it behind me and walking towards the couch, but then towards my room.*

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 08:55:35 am

"Danger as in 'Stephen-is-a-crazed-psychopath' danger. He freaking kidnapped me and he's coming after you." I insisted, still stumbling and deciding to climb a tree.

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Brooke
7/2/2011 08:58:39 am

"Well... If he knew where I was, then that would be a problem, wouldn't it?" I asked, plopping down on my bed. "I'm sowwy." I said in a childish voice, putting the covers over my legs.

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 09:01:54 am

"I'm serious, Brooke. You're in danger." I pressed, starting to panic as I scrambled up the tree into the upper boughs, my breath thinning. "You need to get out of where ever you are, Stephen's going to do very bad things to ou if he finds you."

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Brooke
7/2/2011 09:06:11 am

"Well... when you put it that way...." I said, sarcastically, "I think I'm fine here." I said, declining, "Sorry." and with that, I hung up, deciding to call Sophie. It was only 12:00, "Soph?" I asked, and I heard a sigh of relief, "Brookie! Can I come over?" she asked and I nodded, "Yeah, that's what I was calling you to ask you to do." I replied, after a few more chatters, I hung up, moving towards the couch and turning a light on.*

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 09:09:48 am

"No, BROOKE!" I shouted into the phone, slamming it shut and falling against the trunk of the tree. Hey, if she wasn't gonna listen, let her get killed by that psycho.

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Brooke
7/2/2011 09:13:12 am

*After a short while, Sophia showed up at my house, opening the unlocked door. "Lock it." I said, and she did, coming to sit next to me. "So...what happened?" she asked and I smiled, "Apparently I'm a Shadowhunter, but it's really not my thing. I'm not too fond of the people there, either." I explained, and she shook her head, "You hate everyone, B."

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 09:19:52 am

I rolled my eyes, I wouldn't be able to live THAT down. I tree-hopped after pocketing my phone towards Brooke's apartment building. As I neared, I made a daring jump on to the roof, hanging off the edge and looking into the window. This was the right apartment thank God. "HELLOOOO!"

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Brooke
7/2/2011 09:23:29 am

*My eyes widened and the narrowed and Sophia laughed, "Not fond of them, B?" she said, going towards the window. "No!" I said, rushing after her and pushing her out of the way. "If I could punch him before he got in here..." I said, unlatching the lock of the window, "He would go down! MAYBE DIE!" I replied evily to Sophia and she rolled her eyes, "Let him in." she said and I shook my head, "NO!"

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:17:23 am

"Hahaha yes very fond of them." I said, grinning, swining into the window sill. "What's up, Brookie?"

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:18:22 am

*I put my head in my hands for a moment, deciding against swinging my fist against his face. I scoffed and rolled my eyes, "Just havin a sleepover, but it seems I should call some other girls over, three's really a crowd."

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:27:58 am

"Psh, yeah." I said in a mocking and high pitched voice. "So, why did he hang up on me, hm? You know that creepo Stephen? Well he's coming to kill you and stuff still."

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:29:33 am

*I rolled my eyes and Sophia made a high-pitched giggle and we both laughed, knowing what she was thinking. I could almost hear what she would say, 'So protective!' "That's nice, I'll be sure to remember that." was all I could muster up, going to sit next to my friend and watch him, eyes interested.*

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:31:39 am

"I'm not kidding, Brooke. He and his minions kidnapped me. If it weren't for that Ashlee girl, I'd still be bound and gagged in a chair in an itterigation room." I insisted lightly, observing my hand.

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:33:18 am

*I glanced over at Sophia who was narrowing her eyes at Phoenix. She was doing her boy test, great. "Ok, I get it. But it doesn't mean he'd find me here and I've already decided I don't want to be a Shadowhunter. I'm not cut out for it, K?" I responded, flipping a piece of hair back in forth in my hand.*

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:35:35 am

"This isn't about being a Shadowhunter at the moment and it's your house. He's been here before stupid! He's gonna come here FIRST." I half snapped, looking up and narrowing my eyes back at the other girl. "And your friend is annoying."

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:37:11 am

*Sophia and I exchanged a glance, and she stood up, "I think you need to leave since your not welcome here." she growled at him, and we both understood that if he was right, he would hold it against us, but that was ok. I could handle myself, I had a dagger, I'd bunk with Sophia.*

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:03:38 pm

"I leave when I want to and I'm not leaving til you understand how much danger you're in." I said through clenched teeth, turning around on the windowsill so my feet touched the floor of the bedroom. "You've already been exposed to all the Shadowhunter crap, with that comes consequences and it's too late to avoid them whether you like it or not."

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:08:43 pm

*I raised my eyebrows and casually got up, "I have to use the bathroom." I said, walking towards it and closing the door. I turned the fan on and opened the toliet seat, but quickly opened the window at the same time so they would cancel eachother's noises out. As I slid down the windowsill, I remembered what little training I had, and this wasn't so high up. I quickly jumped down, running into the night. I was going to Shawn's house. And if Phoenix fallowed me there... Heh. He'd probably get kicked harder than anyone has kicked him before, because I know Shawn, and he always has parties on Friday nights.*

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Sophia
7/2/2011 11:11:11 pm

*I stared at him for a moment, "Your interesting, really. I've never seen a guy have that effect on Brooke, and I've known her before Pre-K." I admitted, looking him over. Brooke was a girl, so she did think guys were cute or hot or ugly or not, but she usually focused on the characteristics, and this guy, didn't seem like her type.*

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:13:39 pm

"Has that what you've been doing this whole time? Judging me?" I scoffed, rolling my eyes. "Really appreciate that. And I know Brooke obviously isn't going to the bathroom. I've lied a few times so I know what it looks like."

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Sophia
7/2/2011 11:15:46 pm

*I glared at him for the beginning of his sentence and then scoffed, slumping down on the couch. "Ok, go after her and be my guest, and when she comes out of that bathroom, you owe me 20$" I replied, waving my hand. What the hell did Brooke see in him? Overprotective, snotty, sarcastic, slightly mean. If it was only his looks, I would be dissapointe in my friend.

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:17:45 pm

*Swiflty and quietly I jumped over a few fences, making blocks easily. Maybe training had paid off. I could almost hear the drinks and the yelling from where I was, and as I ran down fiftieth street, I quickly made a U-turn and ran back up, having missed the house entirely. I knocked on the door fast once I reached the porch and I was welcomed by a warming party of Shawn, Dean, Gage, George, and lots of other guys. I was usually the only girl at any of his parties.*

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:19:40 pm

"It's not like she's gonna actually listen to me. She never does and she is going to get herself killed that way. I would screw this but I'm too lazy to get up and leave." I muttered, laregly to myself.

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Sophia
7/2/2011 11:22:06 pm

*My eyes widened at something while I pieced together this whole thing. I could tell that she felt drawn to him but in a way, wasn't particularily fond of him either. It was confusing, because Brooke usually listened to EVERYONE, I realized, stupid or not and THEN give a sarcastic comment. I put my head onto my two fists and studied him, and I made a "Hmmmm." sound.

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:23:57 pm

*I was invited in, quickly given a 7Up and then explained my situation. Well, half of it. I told them (they weren't quite fond of Shadowhunters) that a Shadowhunter kept fallowing me around because of some guy threatening me and I needed someplace to stay for a while since I needed to get away from both. It was funny how fast the guys vowed to protect me, though some of them may have had beer here. Shawn, him and Dean probably the only ones who had NEVER tried beer, put their arms around me (in that friendly way) and we caught up as the party went on.*

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:26:07 pm

"I'm gonna leave if you keep doing that. Hell, I'm probably gonna leave anyway." I said, stretching out my arms and legs, getting ready for another climb.

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Sophia
7/2/2011 11:28:11 pm

"Yeah, you must've known she wasn't in the bathroom,I just wanted to gain some time for her. I'm sure you understand."I replied, getting up, coming to my conclusion, "Brooke has never liked anyone how she likes you." I said, nodding. That was it, my conclusion. I was usually right, "Hey, and if you do catch her, bring her back so I can send the rest of her stuff to whatever cave you guys live in."

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:30:03 pm

"So, B? Got any new boyfriends." Shawn teased and I punched him slightly, "Well no... I don't know..." I replied, honestly, drinking out of my 7Up cup. Dean laughed besides me, "What's that supposed to mean?" and I shrugged, "I just don't know what's happening... if I like him, that's all." My eyes trailed around the room at all the guys, "Envite some girls next time before the neighbors think your shooting gay porn, really!" I complained, laughing with the guys.

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:33:36 pm

"Whatever. I'm not going to go after her now anyway." I replied, perching on the windowsill and grabbing the top of it. "Just gonna 'insert my dominance' and go on for the day." I swung back up onto the roof and slid down the fire escape. I then strutted along the sidewalk in front of the house Brooke had run to. I saw her glance out the window and I winked, waving before as I walked, not stopping.

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:36:56 pm

Shawn rolled his eyes at me, "Come on, your enough to convince the neighbors, unless...you carry the camera. Then we have a problem." we all laughed together and I flicked my eyes towards the window behind me, sticking out my tounge quick while Shawn brought his arm around my shoulder. We've always had this sort of relationship that's hard to explain, but we never tried dating. I wonder what he felt. "So where's the X-box? It's not a party without yelling at people from other countries over a video game."

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:39:26 pm

I rolled my eyes and continued my peaceful stroll. After a bit, I felt a tap on my shoulder and I spun around to see Skyra, jus standing, looking my up and down. "Hey, haven't seen you a bit, wanna walk with me?" She nodded, falling into step beside me. Skyra was weirdly silent which, even weirder, worried me. "How's life been, Sky?"

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:41:51 pm

Shawn smiled, "It was in here, but then we changed it to the kitchen, but we could bring it in here again." he said, shrugging, "GAGE! BRING THE X-BOX IN HERE!" he screamed and you could hear a drop and scuffling in the kitchen. "Can I play?" I asked, and Shawn nodded when Dean laughed, "You wouldn't win." he said, and Shawn and I exchanged glances, "Your right, I would probably lose."I lied as they started setting up the X-box at the TV.*

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:45:26 pm

"Eh, nothing really. Just...hanging out at the Institute." Skyra said, sounding bored and almost a bit weary. I shook my head, looking ahead. I was trying to think of what could be bugging Skyra of all people since she wasn't one to be easily thrown off. I then realized that maybe somehow I might have pissed her off earlier on. I stayed silent, studying my shoes as I walked.

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:47:58 pm

*I got ahold of a controller and I was facing Dean, Carson, and Gage. "Ok, let's go easy on B, ok?" Carson called and the guys laughed. I smiled sweetly, "Thanks Car." I said, as we started the game. I quickly got onto the higher point, and since I played this game often, shot Carson in the head and Gage in the heart. Gage made a "Wha?" sound and Carson glared at me, "I never said I would go easy on you, I have an X-box at home. Who do you think is #2 on the world record?" I asked, quickly shooting down Dean and winning. Easy.

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Phoenix
7/2/2011 11:53:10 pm

"I'm sorry Phoenix." Skyra finally said to break the silence, shaking her head, making her long hair sway. "I was driven by the fact you just about used me when Brooke wouldn't talk to you and I felt betrayed and hurt." I was lost for words, having trouble processing what Skyra was saying. "I told Stephen your and Brooke's whereabouts. He's compiled a Downworlder/Demon army, well more just a really powerful gang, that's been sent to capture you. They're going to kill Brooke. I'm sorry Phoenix." Skyra said, tears beading in her eyes. I opened my mouth to say something but I didn't get the chance to. I was grabbed from behind by the shoudlers then someone had my arms and my legs, making it so I couldn't move. "WHY!" was all I could shout as I was dragged off by the enemy, watching Skyra break down in tears.

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Brooke
7/2/2011 11:57:53 pm

*I played another quick game and the crowd that gathered erupted in applause and laughter and I easily beat down 10 players. I stood up and bowed, "Thank you, Thank you." as I twirled around I just made out Phoenix getting dragged away. "Shit." I swore, taking Shawn by the hand, "Get your gun."I said, running out into the street. I couldn't locate where they went. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Skyra a few yards away, breaking down. I raced towards her, grabbing her shirt and bringing her up to me, "What did you do?" I shouted at her, face up close, "What did you do?" I didn't wait for her answer, dropping her down to the ground, I saw Shawn coming out with two guns. He threw one to me and I caught it, well, dived for it, putting my dagger in my seath and taking the gun in my hand, "Keep my back, stay a few yards away."I said, starting to run towards muffling sounds. I didn't know what I was getting into.*

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Phoenix
7/3/2011 12:01:06 am

They quickly sedated me and the world spun and finally went black. I saw a wave of downworlders and demons rushing out and the last thing I saw was Stephen's grinning and quite blurry face standing over me. I couldn't be sure, but I could've sworn he said, "I won, Iriz." But I not concious so I couldn't be sure. I didn't know what o think of what Skyra did. I technically caused in and I was quite guilty about that alone but the fact that she had brought Stephen into play seemed to cross a line.

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Brooke
7/3/2011 12:07:02 am

*I swiftly ran through buildings and sighed, I couldn't see them from the ground. I found a medium sized building and started climbing up the fire escape, silently, almost, and I reached the top easily. It was a good thing I was athletic. My eyes searched the area until I saw a gang. Ok, so I was either going to kill myself now, or live, but I dived off the building, landing two feet on the ground. YAY FOR BEING A SHADOWHUNTER! I started towards the area where you could hear shouting and I quickly motioned to Shawn. As I got closer, I waited for him to get closer before I decided when to charge in. If I could get Stephen dead and then get Shawn to help me out, we could carry Phoenix out. As I planned my moves, I was caught off guard by someone taking my hands behind my back. "Shaw--?" I gasped as his eyes glowed behind me, "Don't worry, I won't let them kill you. They'll let us be together Brooke, isn't that what you want." I shook my head and struggled as he brought me towards the group, who was almost applauding. "Don't worry, I won't sedate you. You should see most of this." he whispered into my ear, tickling me. "PHOENIX!" I shouted, "WAKE UP!!" I struggled against Shawn's arms and tried kicking him in his place, not succeeding. Good thing my dagger seath was inside my pants or else he would have noticed it.*

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Stephen
7/3/2011 12:11:10 am

"Hm...Nice to see you again, Brookie." I said, waltzing into the alleyway. I winked at Brooke and nodded at Shawn. "Guess who didn't listen and is gonna be screwed, YOU!" I said in a mocking voice, pinching her cheek. I looked up to Shawn, nodding to him. "Let's get her out of here. Phoenix is taken care of and that job will be done within five minutes."

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Brooke
7/3/2011 12:13:28 am

"No,no, please, Shawn, listen to me. We can still be happy! Please, he's just my friend. Don't kill him." I begged, flinching when he called me Brookie. My dad used to call me that... But Shawn didn't listen. He started turning me before Icould get a good kick at Shawn's...lower part and I started screaming swear words, "YOU GUYS ARE SOB'S! WHAT THE F*CK IS WRONG WITH YOU! PHOENIX." I screamed. If I could just get my dagger...

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Stephen
7/3/2011 12:16:03 am

"If only little Brookie had listened, hm?" I said before snapping. A couple vampires jumped up to make sure Brooke was taken away wit no issue. I walked back over to Phoenix. "Ha, he's no peaceful and quite and WEAK when he's not with us." I aimed a powerful kick at Phoenix's rib cage, grinning at the crack. "Ah yes, we're gonna have fun with you. LOAD HIM UP!" I directed loudly.

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Brooke
7/3/2011 12:18:37 am

"Gahh." I yelled, suckering punches at the vampires before they took my arms. "You are a fu*king as*hole Stephen! I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT! Your gonna die alone and go to Hell! YOU HEAR ME! HELL" I screamed at him, and Shawn blew a kiss towards me and said, "Good luck." before walking towards Phoenix to pick him up. By now I was just wishing Phoenix would wake up, push through the sedation.*

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Phoenix
7/3/2011 12:21:39 am

I wasn't aware of anything going on around me. I had only my thoughts with me at this point. I didn't know if I could forgive Skyra for that. I had know her so long but I still couldn't believe she had done that. Maybe some day I could accept an apology but not now. I didn't even want to consider Brooke. Why hadn't she listened to me? Was she even aware I had been captrued at this point? Probably not. Still just playing on the X-Box with her friends.

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Brooke
7/3/2011 12:25:38 am

*The vampires loaded me into the back of the truck, tieing my hands together and blindfolding me. I knew they had put Phoenix next to me, tied him up good too. The only thing I could do is inch towards him and start kicking him in the leg, "Wake up."I started chanting at him. I could hear Shawn starting to close the back of the truck and he said, "Bai Brookie." once it registered, I started screaming at him, "GO TO HELL YOU SOB! I HOPE YOU ALL DIE AND THE ANGEL CURSES YOU!" I couldn't tell where he was going until the truck went to one side for a mo