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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #795 on: October 17, 2017, 07:35:49 AM »

Cole took a deep breath and ducked under the water. The tingling in his neck turned to full on stinging, and he instinctively gasped. Salt water slid down his throat, and Cole began coughing and sputtering. Once all the water was out of his lungs, though, he realized that he felt fine. Gently, he touched his neck, and felt something pulsing with every breath he took.
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« Reply #796 on: October 17, 2017, 07:40:32 AM »

Mary watched him from afar then looked to Sunny reaching for her arm. Oh goodness... it actually... tell the others! still in disbelief she started to swim towards him.
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« Reply #797 on: October 17, 2017, 07:59:40 AM »

Cole stared over at Mary, bewildered. He had gills. He was breathing underwater. He thought he might pass out.

Sunny swam closer to the shore and surfaced. "It worked!" she hollered to Chris and Ferris. "It freaking worked!"
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« Reply #798 on: October 17, 2017, 09:57:14 AM »

"He's...he can breathe underwater?!" Ferris scrambled up from where he was to look at Sunny, his eyes wide. Chris still looked a bit apprehensive, though.
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« Reply #799 on: October 21, 2017, 08:22:55 AM »

Mary approached him with amazement and a gleeful smile on her face, her fingertips reached to his gills and gasped and retracted her hand. With a gentle gesture with her hand she drew a bubble with her wrist and blew him a bubble that travelled towards him that popped when it touched his nose.
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« Reply #800 on: October 22, 2017, 08:59:18 AM »

Cole scrunched his nose when the bubble touched him, but he broke out into a smile, too. He could even see well underwater, which was shocked him just as much. It was like he hadn't left land at all.

Sunny nodded. "He totally can! The gills are on his neck, I saw them! They're there, clear as day!"
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« Reply #801 on: October 22, 2017, 09:24:14 AM »

Ferris grinned and shot Sunny a thumbs up. "That's great!"
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« Reply #802 on: October 22, 2017, 09:26:34 AM »

Mary started to giggle underwater and felt relief go through her body. She swam around him, her tail shimmered different colours.
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« Reply #803 on: October 23, 2017, 03:51:49 PM »

Cole spun around to watch her, mesmerized by her tail. He couldn't remember exactly what it had looked like, but he knew it was just as beautiful under the sun as it had been in the moonlight.

Sunny shot him a thumbs up in return, and ducked back underwater.

(Would anyone like to skip soonish?)
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #804 on: October 23, 2017, 05:39:45 PM »

(Yes pls I'm bored. Gotta find a way to bring Clemence in)
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Re: Unlikely Allies
« Reply #805 on: October 24, 2017, 12:05:17 AM »

(We could maybe cut to a scene with them while we're waiting for Kiera.)
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« Reply #806 on: October 24, 2017, 12:32:38 AM »

(That works for me)
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« Reply #807 on: October 24, 2017, 03:57:46 AM »

(Or just skip altogether, lol. I'm tired of waiting.)

After a shower and some time in the studio to clear his head, Andrew sat at an outdoor table near the campus library and pulled out his phone, staring at the new phone number that had been programmed into his contacts list. The number didn't look the least bit familiar, and there was no name given, just the word "Partner". For a second, he debated, wondering what to do, but he finally pressed the call button and held the phone up to his ear.
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« Reply #808 on: October 24, 2017, 04:46:36 AM »

(Either one!)

Clemence pulled her phone out as it started buzzing and frowned at the unrecognizable number, but it was saved in her phone. She glanced around before she swiped the green call button to answer it. "Hello?"
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« Reply #809 on: October 24, 2017, 05:22:33 AM »

"Um...hey." Andrew winced at how awkward that was, and leaned back against the table. "This is gonna sound really weird, but your number is saved in my phone, and so I was wondering if we met, like at a party or something. My name's Andrew Lanier."
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