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    ... and his hands are just to late to catch the vase, which bangs on the table top, spilling flower and splashing water out towards Auntie Rose, the leather sofa and anything or anyone else in its way.

    Alessandro blushes crimson, leans forward to try to help Auntie Rose (who seems to have the worst of it) wipe the water off, and then stops, stunned by the fact that he was trying to put his hands on her legs and lap.

    He pauses, and then lamely picks up the [broken] black hair elastic, now sodden from the water. He holds it up as a peace offering towards Ethan ... desperately trying to excuse himself to the girls and Auntie Rose at the same time.

    "I ... I ... wasn't sure if you would ... still be ... wanting this?"

    His voice tails off with embarrassment, getting quieter and quieter towards the end of his speaking. He looks like he wants to melt into his chair and just die.
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    Vincent:

    When Nathan suddenly pulled out a bible and began to flip through it, obviously looking for something in particular, Vincent was a bit surprised. The closest thing he had ever had to religion, was the occasional pre-game prayer led by one of the more spiritual players. He didn't have anything against religion, or religious people for that matter, but he had never really gotten into it himself. This guy seems pretty serious about God. That can't be a bad thing. Before he could figure out anything to say to him, the other guy finally responded that he would be attending BridgeCrest also. Vincent almost couldn't contain himself as the young man stood up, unintentionally launched a hair elastic at the other table of probable students, the pimple faced boy apparently attemped to catch it, only to knock over the vase of flowers and douse the older woman with its contents. It was almost like something in a movie. With his attention on the developing situation at the other table, he almost didn't notice that the well dressed newcomer who gave the long haired man a new elastic was the same girl he had spoken with briefly in the hall. A shower really made a wonderful transformation for her. She cleans up very well. Fighting off the urge to get up and go do "something" Vincent sits back and waits to see what happens with the rest of his classmates. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that there aren't a whole lot of jocks here, most of these people have probably had money for generations. What need do they have for sports? Oh well, gives me even more room on the field I guess. After a few minutes of sitting there, he realizes how hungry he's getting. Not wanting to eat alone, he asks in a loud enough voice for the people at the other table to hear, but not directed at anyone in particular "Want to get something to eat?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuH View Post
    Alessandro "I ... I ... wasn't sure if you would ... still be ... wanting this?"

    His voice tails off with embarrassment, getting quieter and quieter towards the end of his speaking. He looks like he wants to melt into his chair and just die.
    The way Rose was looking at him at this point you'd be surprised if lasers didn't come out of her eyes to grant Alessandros wish. Celeste was already trying to find something to dry her off quickly, spouting out apologies of her own, mostly along the lines of 'he didn't mean to'!

    This is followed by a laughing though "I see your reflexes are beaten by school children again" Jacob said as he walked over. Rose's death rays switching targets "I thought you were going to stay up in the room" Leaving Jacob with a shrug "I hate American Television you know that"

    As Rose gets up, still a mess she growls "Well perfect timing anyway, you can watch 'Addy', and her friends while 'Aunty' Rose gets changed." Jacobs eyes almost roll out of his skull. She used that name again?!

    Rose finally departs, after whispering to Jacob her 'thoughts' on the visitors, Jacob also confirming her found nothing in the room. Perhaps this hotel will actually prove to be five star after all?

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    The poor girl had wanted to try to clean up the mess, but with a place like this various hotel employees were already dealing with it leaving Celeste to speak to a certain nerd ".... I wouldn't worry about it too much Alessandro, Rose is... always a bit....Well yes. But she is forgiving" she tries to switch away from that "... You should see some of the tumbles I have had. I can most certainly be called a klutz as well" She laughs "Nothing to turn too red about..." Wait, I just called him a klutz effectivly! Celeste pay attention to what you're saying!

    Her thought process is interrupted as Jacob approaches though "Everything alright here now princess" Jacob saying 'princess' as if it was some sort of odd nick name rather then an actual title, though he simply didn't see as much reason to hide her here:They were rich among the rich after all! Besides there are plenty of people here who would recognize her in an instant. Celeste answering in a nod "... Um, Yes of course everything fine now Jacob, just a minor little accident...."

    Jacob glanced off towards Vincent as he heard the suggestion, only to look back to the princess "I would say the boy has the right idea. None of us have eaten since the flight, you should be feeling at least a bit peckish by now? I don't see why your new friends can't come along"

    "A wonderful idea"
    Celeste said with a smile. New scenery to forget the little mishap. And she admittedly WAS hungry. She looks to the others "The restaurant here is as highly rated as the hotel itself from what I've read. Unless you have other plans." the question particularly put towards Eve, seeing as she only just 'said hello' it would seem a bit odd for her to walk off with them for a bite to eat (not that Celeste minded if she did. She seemed nice enough)

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    The young princess kept talking though, smiling as she often did. "You certainly seem in better spirits now then when I first saw you. You really looked like you had been through a lot."
    Eva was just about to answer when the world erupted in chaos. Eva tried. Oh, how she tried. Unfortunately, despite her best efforts, she couldn't help it. First a giggle, then a snort, and finally all out laughter.

    "I'm sorry! I'm sorry!" she gasped, desperately trying to gain control of herself. "But seriously, kid! That was amazing."

    Finally she was able to stifle the chuckles, and walked over to the poor boy. "Sandy, come on, breathe. Breathe in, breathe out. Deep breaths." She demonstrated, sucking air in through her nose and blowing the air back out her mouth. Putting an encouraging arm around Alessandro's shoulder, she continued. "It'll make you feel better. It's going to be okay. No need to be this scared. Come on, now. Breathe for me. There ya go."

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    Vincent:
    ... asks in a loud enough voice for the people at the other table to hear, but not directed at anyone in particular "Want to get something to eat?"
    "That sounds like a great idea. I hear a plate of linguine bolognese calling my name."

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    "Sure!" Nathan says to the request from Vincent to get something to eat.

    He wasn't hungry, but eating always seemed to open people up. He smiles to himself when he remembered what God's messenger had said about himself when he compared one that came before him and himself saying that the one coming before him came neither drinking nor eating and the people at that time called him demon possessed, but God's messenger came eating and drinking and they called him a drunkard and a glutton. No matter what you do, someone can always find fault if they want to.

    Besides, Nathan enjoyed eating!

    His eyes followed the new comer and did not recognize her from the same bedraggled, frustrated girl he had nearly shouted encouragement to.

    He did notice the tattoo and the cross and smiled.

    Was she serious about religious matters? Probably not. She may be tied to the religious factions that he had found false, or she could be wearing as a simple piece of jewelry. Either way, it meant she was probably not an avid reader of the holy book... but who knew? Maybe she would surprise him.

    Then everything happened at once over at the other table.

    Nathan was on his feet in an instant, but it was handled with efficience by all those envolved, including the girl with the cross and tattoo.

    he sat back down, a smile blooming on his face. How encouraging! All these people trying SO hard to make each other feel welcome! It was amazing to him, and so unlike most places with more then 2 teenagers in a room.

    He stood up again when the girl mentioned a typs of italian food that Nathan knew the name of, though not the dish itself (he liked to eat, but he was not a conisour).
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    Alessandro stands up, and takes Celeste's words impassively, though with a beaten puppy type of look in his eyes. A klutz! She called me a klutz! Well ... I'm not normally so klutzy ... am I? Maybe it's just a nice way of calling me a dweeb.

    Then when Eva comes up and puts her arm around him, for some reason he blushes an even deeper red. My god! The girls here are sooo amazing!! I'm going to like this school!!! Thank you, papa, for making me come here!!!!

    Umm ... my name is Ah-leh-ssandro ... and I do feel better. I would like to eat - though the linguine is making my mouth water for some pasta al nivuro di siccia.

    Turning back to Celeste. "I'm so sorry about your Auntie Rose. I'm really not a klutz ... I mean ... I was ... but ... anyway. Sorry for soaking your wife that way, he says turning to Jacob. And then his eyes narrow. There's something about the way he walks. Sort of like Guido. Unnhh ... or are you a ... bodyguard ... umm ... you look ... uh, pleased to meet you. Are you Addy's uncle? My god, I'm not going to call her uncle a bodyguard, that would be sooo klutzy! But he sure acts and moves like one!!
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    Jacob blinks for a second at Alessandro's insinuation "..... Wife?" being silent for a few seconds before laughing "Oh God no. I would never marry THAT" It should be noted Jacob is considerably younger then Rose. Late 20's, early 30's at most. As Jacob laughs at the entire notion Celeste objects with a simple "Jacob!"who finally stops his chuckling

    ".. I'm sorry Princess, but I couldn't help it." He gives Alessandro a dismissive wave "Oh no you haven't worry there, I'm just a friend of the family, though it feels like I'm more a slave at times." Celeste was already taking a few steps towards the eating area of note, Jacob already walking in line with her "And yes, our Dear Addy has had far greater spills then that. I remember that time you brought the an entire library down with you. We all heard such a racket of noise, we thought a bomb went off! But once we got there we instead found the floor covered with books, every single shelf fallen, and broken, and our poor Princess sat down int he middle of it all; covered with dust, her hair ruffled up, and glasses barely hanging in a slant. A copy of France, and Smiths, world physics in her hand" (made up name. Is it just me or do school books always have names like that? Either that or MATH 2 or something).

    Once again Jacob was silenced with a "Jacob!" The Princess looking away a we bit red "I just... didn't.. want to bother anyone to get it for me...Besides I was only a child...." she stopped her whining with a light laugh "Ok, I can see how that was a comical sight, though I'd rather not relive it...."

    Quickly wanting to move away from that subject she joined the others in their thoughts of what to get ".... Perhaps I'll get something Italian as well, though getting a more local dish would be a good idea... seeing this is my first time in the city.." She honestly felt like hot-dogs out of all things. The Princess actually very much LIKED the very simple common meal not that she was allowed to ever admit so.

    Not wanting to leave her a stranger Celeste looked to Evangeline as they walked "With all the distractions I had almost forgotten to ask, what brings you to the city Evangeline?" Celeste assuming a bit. Locals generally didn't stay in hotels did they? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuH View Post
    Alessandro

    Umm ... my name is Ah-leh-ssandro ... and I do feel better. I would like to eat - though the linguine is making my mouth water for some pasta al nivuro di siccia.
    Evangeline's face froze for a moment, but then she forced a small smile and said, "OK, 'Ah-leh-SANDRO' it is. You can call me Evie, or Evangeline Maria Katarina, if you prefer. Come on, let's eat." She turned away from Alessandro towards the dining room.

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    ".. I'm sorry Princess, but I couldn't help it." He gives Alessandro a dismissive wave "Oh no you haven't worry there, I'm just a friend of the family, though it feels like I'm more a slave at times." Celeste was already taking a few steps towards the eating area of note, Jacob already walking in line with her "And yes, our Dear Addy has had far greater spills then that. I remember that time you brought the an entire library down with you. We all heard such a racket of noise, we thought a bomb went off! But once we got there we instead found the floor covered with books, every single shelf fallen, and broken, and our poor Princess...
    Evangeline was looking at Celeste while Jacob spoke. Her mind raced as she searched for an elusive memory. 'Princess?' Princess of where? I know that face from somewhere... She said no to casinos, so it's not Monaco... not Spain with that accent... As Celeste turned her head and gestured while they walked toward the dining room hostess, something about her profile or her body language gave Evangeline the clue. Got it! Princess Something of Britain! Constance? Camille? I'll figure it out. Who would pick Adelaide as a cover name? Uggh!

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    Celeste looked to Evangeline as they walked "With all the distractions I had almost forgotten to ask, what brings you to the city Evangeline?"
    Evangeline stared at Celeste for a long moment, her thoughts obviously elsewhere. With a shake of her head, she blurted, "I'm going to Bridgecrest too. Are you going to tell us your right name, or do I have to hack the student roster to find out? Oh, hey, Jacob, tell Ruth to brush up, 'cause she really needs to work on her threat identification protocols. Sheesh!" Eve grinned toothily at the bodyguard.

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    Alessandro

    Alessandro stares in wonder at Evie's back as she walks away. What did I say wrong? Why is she so mad at me - after first hugging me like that? Girls! I'll never understand them!

    Oh! There goes Addy. Let me keep up. Uh, she's talking to Evie.

    'Threat identification protocols'. That must be Jacob's job. He must be just like Guido - da muscle, da goon, da heavy - the 'pillars of the roof', as papa's friend Vlad says.

    I guess Addy must be important. I guess that means she won't like me. And I'll never understand that Evie girl. Or maybe she prefers Evangeline?

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    Vincent:

    Seeing that his idea was being so widely accepted he realizes that he should probably introduce himself to the others. He walks over to Evie and says, "Hello. Evie, is it? I don't believe we've been properly introduced. I'm Vincent. I'm afraid that I am a bit underdressed. Well, compared to you, I guess we all are." He smiles at her, and then says, "I'll be right back, I probably shouldn't be bringing this into a restaurant of this caliber." He eyes his football, and smiles weakly. He makes his way quickly through the lobby to the front desk. In some ways it was almost a surreal slow motion version of what he does on the field, except no one was trying to tackle him. When he arrives there he places his football on the counter and says to the attendant, "Hey, Cindi. I was hoping you could hold this back there for me, until I get done with dinner. It's got alot of sentimental value so please don't let it get away, ok." He smiled kindly at the woman and walked away to catch back up with the group.
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    Evangeline stared at Celeste for a long moment, her thoughts obviously elsewhere. With a shake of her head, she blurted, "I'm going to Bridgecrest too. Are you going to tell us your right name, or do I have to hack the student roster to find out? Oh, hey, Jacob, tell Ruth to brush up, 'cause she really needs to work on her threat identification protocols. Sheesh!" Eve grinned toothily at the bodyguard.

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    Celeste beams a cheerful smile the moment Eve mentions she's going to Bridgecrest as well "Ah, so we'll be classmates as well, I never did expect so ma...." Quickly going a bit quiet letting out a deep sigh as Jacob chuckles respond first "You'll have to forgive her, she worries too much about what a bunch of loud mouthed teenagers can do" Teasing both 'Rose', and Eve in the same sentence. Causing Celeste to go "Jacob!" Once again. Letting out a sigh as her protection laughs.

    She looks back to Eve though nodding "But you're right Evangeline, my Name Isn't Adelaide. I'm sorry for troubling you with it, We were hoping such a deception would work here; in Britain there was never a point, people would just recognize me an in instant, and you would of known once we were going to school anyway." he almost bows as she walks "Princess Cel..."

    Being interrupted half away by one of the Restaurant attendants who had been waiting for her arrival "Princess Celeste! You majesty it's an honor" he bows graciously "We've been waiting for your arrival, we already have a private room prepared.... hmmm..?" He looks up at the crowd of kids following, or at the very least not far behind her, not really realizing they're two separate groups "... I.. did not expect you to have this many guests with you... hmm" He whispers to another one of the attendants "Prepare a few more tables for her guests" All the while Celeste blinking "What.. no really it's alright you don't need to... I mean" She lets out a sigh having little choice but to let the royal treatment go through. "That would be all quiet welcome, Thank you very much for the hospitality you're showing..." She waves to the others "These are classmates, or will be classmates of mine once classes start at BridgeCrest, treat them as well as you would me"

    The attendant nods, giving a wave "if you would just follow me" starting to lead the bunch to their eating area. as Celeste whispers to Rose, loud enough for Alessandro to hear assuming he hasn't put a distance between them "... my Status doesn't bother you any I hope......? Sometimes it can be a bit embarrassing in situations like this..."
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    Following behind the others, letting them do all of the talking about nothing really important to him, he just watched and thought.

    A princess, is she? Well, each has their place in the world. "who are I to be answering back to God? Shall the thing molded say to him that molded it, “Why did you make me this way?" I think... he thinks as he once more pulls out his holy book to reference it. Yup

    He looks over that the princess and smiles. She seemed to acknowledge that her position was what it was and that there was no benefit in challenging it.

    He waited for the waiter to show them to their table, not really surprised by the attention the girl was getting, and thanked God in his mind for the great experience he was about to have.

    I love food!
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    The restaurant attendants scramble a bit to find a table big enough for all nine of you (The bodyguards need to eat too).

    After a few minutes, one of the attendants approaches you. He smiles cordially, then speaks. "You are the students from Bridgecrest, yes?" He doesn't wait for an answer. "A Mister Press has already reserved a private room for you. If you would please follow me..." He leads you into one of the many private rooms at the back of establishment.

    You enter the richly furnished room to find a table already set out for you. An older man sits at the head of the table, dressed in a very expensive-looking suit. The grey strands in his dark, chestnut hair bely his age, but his face still shows a youthful exuberance. He smiles and stands up as you enter.

    "Welcome, students. My name is Mister Press. I am the principal at Bridgecrest. He bows to the ladies and moves to shake the young men's hands. He then motions ot the table. "Please, sit."
    When everyone else is seated, he takes his own seat once more at the head of the table. Various apetizers of different culinary tastes are arrayed on the table (american, british, spanish, french, etc.). The glasses are already full of what looks to be like whine (but is in actuality sparkling grape juice).

    He smiles. "Before we start the meal, I'm sure Nathan here would like to say grace. At Bridgecrest we try to encourage religous behavior, rather than stifle it like some of the other schools."

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    Evangeline glanced around the room, eventually picking a seat where she could face the door without blocking Jacob's line of sight between the entrance and Celeste. If possible, she sat at the end of the table away from the headmaster, hoping to watch and listen without being forced to "chat".

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    "Before we start the meal, I'm sure Nathan here would like to say grace. At Bridgecrest we try to encourage religous behavior, rather than stifle it like some of the other schools."
    Evangeline twitched at this, and stared intently at Mr. Press. How does he know this about Nathan? Does he have a dossier on all of us? What does mine say? She sat up for a moment and considered what she knew about this school, and its faculty. Not enough, apparently. Well, I know what I'll be doing tonight.

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    Alessandro

    Her status bother any of us? And she looked at me. She's sooo nice!!! Oh, dio mio, that means ...? She's the princess of England!!! Oh wow!! But she's just like a, normal girl, only prettier and nicer. Wow. This is going to be crazy!!! ...

    ... oh, that's our principal. I wonder if she would care if I sat next to her still.
    Alessandro starts to move forward to pull out Celeste's chair for her, but he is much too slow and awkward compared to Jacob's smooth move and has to stand back, flustered, as Jacob takes care of her.

    Jacob turns and raises an amused eyebrow at Alessandro as he hesitates over the chair to Celeste's right. He gives a quick only partly blocked smile and a nod of permission to Alessandro (who seemed to be waiting for this), who hastily pulls out the chair and sits down beside Celeste.

    Well, so you're sitting beside her. So what do you say now? To a PRINCESS!! There is a long, painful silence as Alessandro looks around, noting Evie briefly at the far end of the table and his other classmates, but almost seems to avoid Celeste. Then he somehow stammers out. "Um ... so ... you're ... a princess. You don't look like a princess. Um ... I mean ... well you don't exactly look normal either ... um ... I mean ... um" his voice tails off. Dummy!! What do you mean she doesn't look like a princess. Is that an insult? And now you called her weird!!! What is she going to think about you NOW!!!

    As he hesitates the principal's voice cuts in over his stammer.
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    Nathan

    Nathan's eyebrows raise far enough to disappear into his hair a the principles admission to a prayer before the meal began.

    He was pleasantly surprised and nervous as well.

    He says an appropriate prayer, hoping to cover all of the points he had learned through his studying, using an example form the holy scriptures.

    Nathan barely heard the end of the prayer, his heart beating so loudly in his ears to drown out his own words. He believed he had covered all of the points that were in the model prayer, and he resisted pulling out the holy book to check.

    Nathan looked at the principle and smiled with a nod before taking his seat, pushing his glasses up on his nose.

    He looked at the others, smiling and says, "I have not introduced myself. My name is Nathan, and as I'm sure you now will be attending Bridgecrest with the rest of you for the next few years, God willing. It sounds like we have some very prestigious individuals going to this school, and I hope that our different stations can be overlooked so that we can all be friends."
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    With all due respect, that rule goes against the fundamental freedoms in both the American Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    I think we're all mature enough to recognize that real-world religions exist in this world. Besides, this is technically a D20 Modern game at the moment. Are we to ignore religion alltogether? I think not. If they seek to kick us off, than I shall simply move this game to a less stringent Forum.

    I have no intention of forcing religion on people, but If people are offended by a player simply playing out his or her character's religion, they choose to be offended.

    It doesn't seem fair that we can have fantasy, pagan religions that worship demons and deities similar to the Norse and Eqyptian pantheon, but we can't note in passing real-world relgion? It seems hipocrytical.

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    Though I agree with your sentiments, Paper_bard, I can understand, in this medium, how that rule could be necessary.

    If the administrator that I sent an IM to okays with the style I've editted my posts to, then I think all is good.

    If not, then I will remove my character. I am not here to create strife and even if I was, it would not be on this forum, which I take great pleasure in participting in.

    The thing here is that true relegion causes division:

    "Do not think I came to put peace upon the earth; I came to put, not peace, but a sword. For I came to cause division, with a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a young wife against her mother-in-law"
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    Alessandro

    Alessandro listens to Nathan's prayer, a little confused by the format of it. I didn't realise someone of our age could be a priest ... and this is clearly not a bible academy, is it? Papa would never send me to one, would he? And why does he use that funny formula at the end instead of the proper way of doing things?

    As the prayer ends, Alessandro puts the wanderings of his thoughts behind him, and shrugs, returning his mind to more mundane world issues ... like all the gorgeous girls in his class, and when classes are going to start, and who his roommates are going to be, if they have roommates, and ...
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    (Hardly going to be my best post ever haha. Brain has soo many ideas, just not much for this particular scene/post)

    Celeste, naturally, was guided along with the rest of the students to their new sitting area. Mister Press... well, what could she think about him? He struck her as rather well 'normal'. Most principals she met were open, and friendly with only a few exceptions in the various schools she had attended.

    classmates, but almost seems to avoid Celeste. Then he somehow stammers out. "Um ... so ... you're ... a princess. You don't look like a princess. Um ... I mean ... well you don't exactly look normal either ... um ... I mean ... um" his voice tails off. Dummy!! What do you mean she doesn't look like a princess. Is that an insult? And now you called her weird!!! What is she going to think about you NOW!!!
    A smile, and a friendly face is what he gets for his 'mistaken' insult not that Celeste even seems to notice it. "Despite that Eve did realize the truth quickly. I.. think maybe different people have different ideas of what a princess should be" She laughs lightly "sometimes I wonder myself... But for now Alessandro you can just think of me as a classmate?" and.. another one of those blasted smiles.

    Though one of those 'shoulds' Celeste did know was to be respectful towards religion, whatever the source, and her attention was on Nathan once he began to say grace. Repeating the words in her mind as he went 'praying' as it were. She nodded in agreement to his final statement "Yes I must agree with that. We are all classmates, and we should act as equals"
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    Miles
    Miles sat at the first seat that was open. The food in front of him looked very appealing since he hadn't eaten since the plane ride.

    He remained silent and didn't even try to talk to anyone there. I guess these are my new classmates, they pretty much seem the same as the people from my other school. Maybe I can make some friends this time around though....but I don't even know where to start... He sighed loudly on accident and looked around to make sure no one noticed.

    Nathan began his prayer and Miles' mind began to wander. I really want that food right now... hurry up with your prayer...this is taking forever...

    As soon as the prayer was over, Miles reached out and started grabbing the food and placing it on his plate. I'm not even sure what half this stuff is....

    He placed one of the unknown appetizers in his mouth. The taste was overwhelmingly horrible and he started to gag on it. He quickly spat the food out of his mouth back onto his plate and coughed violently. He knew everyone had to be looking at him and he kept his head down and turned bright red.

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    Nathan

    Nathan started to help himself to some of the more familiar dishes, his mouth watering at the aromas.

    He had dished himself a small portion of 4 dishes before miles started to choke.

    Looking up at him, startled, Nathan could just stare for the first couple of seconds, not moving or thinking.

    He started to back his chair out and stand, accidentally overturning it in his haste, and moving in Miles direction before the large mans gags subsided.

    Standing a couple feel from where he had started, and a good 5 feet from Miles still, Nathan stopped, recognizing that Miles was fine.

    "Swallowed down the wrong pipe?" he asks as he continued to Miles chair and handed him his water. "Here, perhaps this will help."
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    Vincent:

    Taking a seat near Evangeline, Vincent was struck by how different this was from his previous school. Is this type of thing normal to these kids? In his old school the only time anybody ever saw the principal was if they'd done something wrong. But here the principle seemed like a real person, even a bit approachable. He treated the students like people. I suppose they don't have the same kinds of discipline problems at a rich kids school. He hoped it wasn't always going to be like this though, he was hoping to get to know these kids in a more relaxed setting. His mind wandered for a bit before he realized that Nathan had finished saying grace, and Vincent was the last one to open his eyes and look up after the prayer. Hoping that he didn't offend Nathan, his thought is cut short when he sees the disheveled looking boy begin to shovel food into his mouth, leading to him choking a bit. Vincent had to stifle a chuckle because it all seemed so surreally comical to him, all of this rich kids and they're just as unrefined as some of the inner-city kids he played ball with. He helped himself to some food before leaning over to whisper to Evangeline, "Having fun yet?" He gives her a half-smile before continuing with his food.
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    Evangeline waited patiently for Nathan to finish, grateful that this was a short ceremony; some of the cultures Mama had studied took hours to get around to actually eating the food. Once he was done, she quietly took care of her own ritual and then began dishing up a large plate of food, the more exotic the better.

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    Vincent ... helped himself to some food before leaning over to whisper to Evangeline, "Having fun yet?" He gave her a half-smile before continuing with his food.
    She smiled back and muttered, "Some fun, but this guy makes me nervous. He's too chummy. It feels like he's trying to sell me a timeshare condo at Disneyworld. The food's good, though." She drank down a large glass of water and went back to tucking in food, ravenous after her day on the lake.

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    "...Thanks..." Ethan replied as someone gave him a hair tie. He could hear what was happening due to his broken one, but could not see anything until the crag-faced kid was offering the broken elastic to him.

    Hehe. "Sure why not." Ethan took the band and stuffed it into on of his many pockets.

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    "Want to get something to eat?"
    About time...I'm bushed.

    Ethan trailed behind the group as they went into a room that had been reserved for them. As the other students where taking their seats Ethan decidedly headed to Mr. Press's right hand, he had a few things which he wanted to ask the man.

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    "Before we start the meal, I'm sure Nathan here would like to say grace. At Bridgecrest we try to encourage religous behavior, rather than stifle it like some of the other schools."
    Hmmmm....strange... Ethan thought at this statement.

    Deciding that it would be better for him to be civil Ethan resisted the urge to take some of the dishes, instead taking the opportunity to take a good look at what was actually on the table. He spied a few dishes that he recognized from home, but he knew from experience that they where richer than he was used to, and continued looking for something a little less 'refined'.

    Once the blessing of the meal had finished, Ethan took a few of the appetizers and began munching on them. He didn't pay much attention to the goings on of the rest of the table, although the coughing fit and upturning chair did catch his eye for a second.

    "Well, Mr. Press. Allow me to be the first to thank you for this arrangement. I do however have some questions and concerns that I would like to have clarified, if it is of no problem."
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    Alessandro seems relieved by Celeste's comment. "Classmates - sure .... I can do that. I hope we are in the same class. It's going to be a very interesting year here discovering new people, new teachers, new things."

    When Ethan's coughing fit starts, he looks over, frozen in his chair, and then the concern in his eyes turns to relief as the coughing subsides.

    He turns his attention to the table, serving himself sparingly from the dishes on the table - with the exception of the onion rings, battered zucchini and mushrooms which make a good way onto his plate. This hotel really has no concept of how to cook food properly ... other than junk food. What can one expect in Rochester, after all? He shows good table manners throughout, always offering Celeste before serving himself. He also offers food to Vincent on his other side ... although Vincent's attention seems to be more taken up with Eva.

    As Ethan speaks to the principal Alessandro also looks up, eager to hear more. "Yes, Mr. Press ... and I was wondering ... are all of us" he glances involuntarily over to Celeste, and then quickly around the table with his eyes momentarily settling on Eva "in ... the same class together?"

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    Mr. Press smiles at the students gathered around him. He takes a sip of his drink (actual wine) before speaking.
    “I do hope that you are enjoying the food. While I can’t vouch for this restaurant’s culinary expertise, I can assure you the food at Bridgecrest is spectacular.” He smiles again, looking into each of the student’s eyes. “I’m sure you all are a little confused; this is probably not what you all were expecting.”
    He sighs, putting the wineglass down. You notice that he hasn’t even touched the food. In fact, he doesn’t even have a plate.
    "Yes, Mr. Press ... and I was wondering ... are all of us in ... the same class together?"

    “Well sort of. You see… all of you were late entries into Bridgecrest. The other students have already arrived; they’re already set up in the dorms. Classes haven’t yet begun, but they will tomorrow, when you arrive. My staff and I have already taken the liberty of setting up your dorms.” He laughs. “Don’t worry, you all have your own rooms; we don’t believe in cramped quarters at Bridgecrest.”
    “The courses you’ve all chosen will determine if any of you will be in the same regular classes, but you’ve all been set up in the same home room. We at Bridgecrest realize that some students need time to adjust to their classes, so we appoint teachers to a group of students to facilitate their integration into the student body. Any questions or concerns can be directed to your homeroom teacher, in this instance – me.”
    “I know you may find it hard to believe, but I prefer to socialize with my students, to actually deal with issues that arise, rather than leave that to the Vice Principal like in other schools.”

    He takes a sip of his wine. “I’m telling you all this because I hate secrets. I hide nothing from my students. And I say students, because in addition to being the principal, I also teach history.”
    “If you have any questions, feel free to ask.”

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    Wow, cool teacher. I'm going to take history.

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    Vincent:

    Listening to Mr. Press' speech about being their home room teacher as well as the principal, and his desire to socialize with the students, Vincent decides to ask a question that's been nagging at the back of his mind since his parents originally skirted the question. "Excuse me sir, but what is your athletic program like at Bridgecrest? I'm hoping to play this year." He says the last sentence as if the word football is a given.
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