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Lelia perks up and directs her attention towards Cardalu.
(Fiona tries sneaking out of school)
The red-haired "young woman" glances at the vampire and says, in a voice dripping with cold amusement:
"If you're just gonna leave right away, why even bother coming here?"
She shakes her head, murmurs something that sounds distinctly like "mortals, I swear" and looks back to the principal.
The spider looks up at Cardlau, sneering.
"How long is this speech gonna be, anyway?"
Cardalu looks at Venter, somewhat hurt, but lightens up when he sees who it is. "Ah, you must be Venter. Rest assured, I won't take too long. In fact, one of the main points I wanted to cover: Thanks to your father for his generous support of my cause! I promise you my staff will do their best to give you the education your father wanted!"
Edited by DrNoPuma on Nov 5th 2019 at 9:41:57 AM
All seven of Venter's good eyes widen in surprise. "H-Hey!" Did he really just out him like that?
Shit, no, come on. Don't go and get yourself expelled. Venter takes a deep breath in, nodding.
"Thank you, sir..."
As the headmaster continues his speech, Dennis thinks about his situation for a bit. He is slow and, to an extent, mute. That sounds incredibly inconvenient for a setting that involves social interaction and mobility. "… Excuse me, ma'am?" He "says" to Lelia.
(Diogenes sits nervously, having a number of questions he'd like to ask, but too nervous about asking any of them because of his worries about what the others might say.)
(Elisa, meanwhile, has a seat near the others and sets Null down next to her.) They're still asleep. (She says.) And I don't know where to find the school nurse...
Lelia looks down at Dennis. She's been paying very rapt attention to the principal which is.. A bit surprising given he hasn't actually said much yet. "Hm? Is something wrong?"
"If it isn't too much trouble… can you pick me up? I'm not able to move very fast and can only communicate through physical contact, so… I figured I could stick to someone to help me with that. If you don't want to do it, that's okay, I'll just try to find someone else."
After spacing out for quite a while, Caitlin finally snaps back to reality, having been previously lost in her daydream.
She tries to listen as attentively to Cardalu as she can, and sits a few feet away from Elisa.
"Now then..." Count Cardalu pulls some cards out of his hat and begins reading off of them.
"Ace of spades. Four of diamonds. Queen of hearts- wait-" his face somehow turns even paler than it already is. "These aren't my notecards"
Count Cardalu quickly puts the cards in his coat pocket. He stands there in silence. Monsters close enough might see that he's trembling a little.
"Well... uh... we... we may face some mishaps during your education, b-but don't worry! That's a normal part of the education process. I think? And together we will overcome these challenges, and succeed in... success!"
Count Cardalu wipes his forehead with a handkerchief.
"Oh, that's no trouble at all! I can do that." With that, she scoops Dennis up and goes back to watching Cardalu.
"Wow... How inspiring!" She says, after he's finished. It's entirely unclear whether she's being sarcastic or not.
Null wakes up, coughing a little.
"Well, that's twice in a row that's gone wrong. I really need to work on that."
Mishaps? Challenges? (Diogenes looks a little worried.)
Relax, dude, a little excitement never hurt anybody, I always say. (Elisa says.)
(She notices Null waking up.) Oh, hey, you're awake!
"Oh!" Dennis is surprised by suddenly being scooped up like that. "Thank you very much!" Since he's able to transmit his general feelings, Lelia should be able to feel a nice, warm sensation in her head. "… So, um… what's your name?"
The red-headed girl is still silently paying attention to the principal, but her facial expression has shifted to one of barely concealed amusement.
Edited by DubhKafkaesque on Nov 7th 2019 at 3:21:03 PM
Null giggles, although it sounds a little weaker than last time.
"I sure am! Mostly."
"The principal seems like a fun guy," says Teddy. "I wonder what kind of classes we'll have."
"Hopefully nothing too hard..."
Lelia pats Dennis. "Oh, my name is Lelia! I should've mentioned that earlier."
"It's nice to meet you, Lelia. Thank you for doing this for me."
"That said, I think we're ready to begin," says Count Cardalu.
"All students, head to the registration station inside to receive your class schedules and supplies. And remember, if you ever need to talk to me, my office is always open! Welcome to Count Cardalu's School for Monsters to Mesh with Man!"
"Oh, it's time to start already?" says Teddy. "Awesome! Let's go, guys!"
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