((@Lauryman XD I didn't realize that I put man there. I should have said "Young man."))
Suddenly, a young woman came into the room and smiled a massive smile. She asked what the problem was and Blake said, "Dis baby here aint doin da best, ya know hat I'm sayin?" The moment the young woman came in , the young man asked if the girl knew how to check on the baby. "Come on man, das what I been standing out dere screamin' about, ya know what I'm sayin? Well den, do ya know know how ta save dis kid?" Said Blake.
"Concentrate Blake! we need to make sure this baby stays alive." Said Danny. The girl came over and stood by the baby. She told Danny things that he had already found out and let him know that she couldn't directly help. She did suggest a good idea of finding books somewhere in the nurse's office. "Alright, Shane, Blake, let's spread out and find a book."
"You got it D!" Said Shane.
"Yo D, why you care about dis baby?" Asked Blake.
"His mother is gone and without us he is going to die." Said Danny as he looked around for a book. He checked under the desk of the nurse and found a book on common conditions and diseases. "I found something!" He called.
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(Forgot to mention, Martha is a victim of '16 and Pregnant' so she has a child of a few months who she thinks is with her parents.)
Maertha heard much more commotion as she got closer to the door, not from the plaza but in the direction of the schools... No screams, can't be a shooting. She felt that her hearing was more potent than usual so she listened more carefully."His mother is gone and without us he is going to die." she heard somebody say, Maertha was concerned now, she grabbed her keys and locked up the store as she went into the direction of the school building, she hand't been there for years. Her surroundings were rather dirty, the road had many dark patches where road was reworked and it just looked terrible but she had to put up with it. Another notable thing was a car crashed into a wall, the driver must've gone for help as nobody was inside.
Maertha approached the schools and was in shock. Alteast a hundred children walking around the school, with no teachers. Some arguing, some asking for their parents... It was ridiculous! It was also painful, her ears amplified all sound, meaning that 100 little voices of children and teenagers all at once was amplified at least 10 times. It was so very painful.
One minute, Red's teacher had been sitting in his chair, tapping away at his MacBook; the next, he was gone. Red had been paying very little attention to the teacher, her focus instead shared by the writing walls as copying off the whiteboard, and a sheet of refill which she had been doodling absentmindedly on. Evidently this aptitude had been shared by the rest of the class, as it was almost twenty seconds before anyone realised anything was amiss. 'Where's the teacher?' A voice piped up, and eyes swung over to Mr. Fray's seat, his residence for two thirds of the day. 'Probably gone down the hall,' someone murmured, but nobody had seen or heard proof front door open, and that was the only exit from the class.
A boy got up from his desk and walked over to the aforementioned door, then opened it and poked his head out. 'All the kids are out in the hallways. Apparently their teachers have gone too,' he reported back, and this captured the curiosity of the rest of the class. Most of them, including Red, also left their desks and joined the throng of students in the crowded hallways.
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((Edited OP, Hermit Jim's shack, and the picture of the FAYZ was small, and I didn't even notice until now. I'll edit this with my IC post, after this.))
[Arion] Time: 12:30 pm, November 10.
Arion walked down from the school's gates onto Golding Street, then turned down Sherman Ave. His house was only a couple of blocks away from school, though he didn't know whether he liked that or not. As he walked down the street, he could here dogs barking, babies crying and there were multiple cars with smoke pouring out of bonnets, from obvious signs of crashes. Arion was dumbfounded, he hadn't seen anything like this. Overcome with fear and worry, he started to pick up his pace, then ended up running down the road to his house. When he got to the door, he opened it using his key.
"Mom! (I'm Aussie but for the sake of the fact we're in America, I'll do this.) Dad! Where are you!"
His answer was a chorus of more dogs barking. He walked through the hallway, looking through each room as he walked past, and suddenly he had the thought that maybe all the adults disappeared, and not just the teachers. He ran into each room to double check, and when he finished he knew he was most likely right. His mom didn't work and his dad had a day off today. Then he realised it was only 12:30, so he left his house and locked the door. He hoped his parents were at Ralph's grocery or at the plaza, but in the back of his mind he wasn't too sure. He decided to check Ralph's first, then walk back to the plaza, since the plaza would be the most likely place the kids would go after their homes.
Flint's slow walk had quickened in pace after he had heard the smashing of glass and several loud voices coming from the cafeteria. When he got there, he saw several students of the academy, all varying in age, as their horrified gazes were pointing at one boy who stood in front of a shattered window, with another older boy; laying stunned in the broken glass outside the cafeteria. Someone got a bit over-excited. Flint murmured to himself, as he pushed through the several kids who stood in front of him, blocking his view. It was then when Flint recognised the boy; a kid he had often seen around the academy. Blake. His gaze alternated between Blake and the injured boy outside blankly. This was clearly his doing. What's the point of fighting between us when we have the whole of Perdido Beach to conquer?
"Calm it Seargeant, we deal with kids 'ere, not war." Flint grunted sarcastically.
Jessie soon took to the sidelines again as the boys spread out around the room, scouring the nurse's office for any medical books. Between them they seemed to have the whole room covered, so there wasn't much the young woman could do to help search, though she didn't need to wait around for too long as the boy with the baby soon called out that he'd found something. Peering around him she saw the book lying underneath the desk, though only managed to see the first part of the title.
"What's it say?" She asked him, leaning forwards slightly to get a better look.
Appearance: Blake is very tall with dark brown skin, standing at 6' 2". Due to him having been an athlete, he has a powerful upper body and legs. He has a rounded head, dark brown eyes, and large, flattened ears. He tends to wear cargo pants and a tight, white t-shirt. Even on cold days, he never wears long clothes, preferring to stick to his usual style. He walks with elongated steps and usually has his hands in his pockets. He is slow to anger but once he is angry, he will remain that way for a long time. He also tends to be very apathetic about most things.
Personality: Blake is a very laid back individual. He finds being social very easy but he isn't the smartest individual. He tends to stick around with his closest friends. He has a silver tongue which he uses to speak in broken English brought on by years of hanging around the wrong crowd. He doesn't care much for authority nor the law and will try to defy adults at every turn.
Birthdate: September 13th
Starting Location: Outside the school, ditching class with his friends.
Power: Blake has the ability to turn his body into stainless steel at will. This makes him near indestructible and gives him the strength to lift large cars and rip trees out of the ground. Unfortunately, this steel form has a weakness. Very high and very low temperatures will cause major damage to his body, causing it to slow down or become more malleable at lower extremes. And causing his body to almost shatter or melt at higher extremes.
Backstory (At least 1 paragraph):
Blake was born to an incredibly poor family. For his entire life, he lived in nothing more than a small shack which could be taken away at any time by the bank. This caused him to develop a very thick skin (get it?) and also caused him to not have very much respect for authority. Despite all this, he used to be a very good kid. He used to keep his nose clean and would almost never get into trouble. This all inevitably changed, though. On a day much like any other, he met a young man at school.
This child's name went by the name Greg and he and Blake immediately hit it off upon meeting. They both shared the same disrespect for authority but, unlike Blake, Greg tended to act on it. Greg would perform pranks against his teachers and was able to get Blake to join him as well. The two of them became hated by their teachers and loved by their colleagues. Blake eventually adopted Greg's way of speaking after hanging out with him for so long. Greg would always call Blake by the name "Bro" and eventually the name stuck.
On Greg's 16th birthday, he became involved in a major crime. A few of his friends and himself planned a mild prank against one of their teachers. They placed garlic powder all over the inside of the teacher's desk so, when the teacher opened the desk, he would receive a face full of garlic powder. Unbeknownst to them, though, the teacher was deathly allergic to garlic and, when he opened his desk, he immediately went into anaphylactic shock. Unfortunately, the teacher could not get to his epipen in time and died right in front of the entire class. Greg was arrested and Blake was tried as an accomplice. He eventually proved that he had nothing to do with the crime but Greg was not as lucky. Greg was sent out of state to an institution for juvenile delinquents, leaving Blake totally alone. That was, until he met Danny and Shane.
The three of them instantly clicked and they brought about a whole new brand of mischief. Shane was always very submissive and Danny was always ignorant of what was happening around him. This allowed Blake to mold the two of them to the people that he thought that they needed to be. They all began to ditch class together and pull even bigger pranks on the adults, until one fateful day when the trio were standing next to the side of the road outside of the school.
Other: If you have not figured out, this is the same Blake I have been playing as a NPC alongside Danny in the FAYZ in California.
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I got closer to the large crowd and pushed through them to enter the school. There was obviously no teachers, why would these children be leaving so casually and asking for their parents? When I entered the building, there was nobody. It was silent, other than a kid or two entering the Nurse's Office. Wait- This alerted Maertha, the could drink or do anything in there.
"Hey! What are you doing in there!?" I shouted over at them as I began to walk closer and closer to them in concern.
The young woman asked what the book said. Danny looked down at the book and turned to the page marked concussions. He scanned the page for about 2 minutes until he found the information listed on symptoms. He read the excerpt out loud. "It says here, concussions are very difficult to diagnose due to the fact that the effects may not show immediately or may be very hard to detect. Symptoms include, headaches, temporary loss of consciousness, confusion, amnesia, dizziness, or ringing in the ears."
"Well....." Said Blake, "It's a baby, how we gonna know if his head hurts, he ain't know how to talk."
"Yeah," Replied Danny hesitantly, "Well, we know one thing, he is unconcious. I guess all we can do is wait for him to wake up."
"While yo be doin' that, I am gonna go check out what be happenin' around tha schoo." Said Blake. With that, Blake walked out the door to the nurse's office and saw a girl standing outside the office. "What choo want?" Asked Blake.
Back in the nurse's office, Danny walked over to the child, just as it woke up. It immediately began to cry and Danny said, "Shhhhh... it's ok, it's ok." in a futile attempt to calm the child down. Eventually, the child did calm down and it looked up to Danny. It giggled and Danny grinned a large grin. "I think he is ok. Only time will tell though."
Edward was surprised that the nurse's office held a book in it, thinking on it longer it began to make more sense. Nurse's are qualified to treat kids, but even they might need a reference every now and then. Edward smiled as the baby seemed to be relatively fine, as demonstrated by it's giggling. Turning towards the door he noticed what one of the other kids saw, another girl had made herself known in the office, apparently she thought they were doing something suspicious. "If you look closely you can see the baby. As for me I'm about to leave, everybody here seems fine." Edward turned his head to the baby again and smiled, even though he did absolutely nothing he relaxed knowing he wouldn't suffer a guilty conscious.
Moving outside he noticed most of the students have either left or just decided to lounge around, with everyone focused on someone or something else Edward took this chance to take off in his super speed, leaving a blur of colors behind him, and a rush of wind followed as he approached his higher speeds. I don't need to keep my powers a secret, heck I'd probably get some respect for them. But that's something else for later I need to check on my parents. Distracted by his thoughts Edward had been mindlessly running until he noticed a wall coming into view fast, correcting himself he started up again towards his house.
It seemed after a quick inspection of the various classrooms of the school, and overhearing snatches of other children's conversations, that the situation was not unique to Red's class- None of the other teachers were anywhere to be seen. This news worried her. She had read Lord Of The Flies; she knew it was a slippery slope to anarchy, without the guiding hand of the intelligent adults. 'Perhaps this has just happened to our teachers?' she muttered to herself. 'Better check my own house. Maybe mum still is there.' Then Red could hug her and tell her all about the strange occurrence that had happened that day, and they could find out what had happened to Red's teachers.
She picked up her bike from the bike shed, noting several others missing. Some had left torn bike locks behind, implying theft; or possibly passwords forgotten in the panic. She biked steadily down to her house in Ocean Boulevard, hoping against hope that her mother had somehow remained after the 'Big Poof.'
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Time: 12:37 pm, November 10th
Unbeknownst to the children of the FAYZ, a little apartment in the apartment block next to the hardware store and day care, a stove was left running. Someone was holding a recipe written on paper while cooking over a gas stove. The paper caught on fire, and the paper fell on the floor, getting the carpet caught on fire. The fire isn't noticeable from outside, however, in about ten minutes the smoke will be too visible not to notice.
Most of the kids and teens of Perdido Beach have either gone down to their house or down to the plaza. The plaza was a place everyone was and most had assumed that others would go there so they went for some company and a little conversation.
Arion walked past the school, noticing most of the school's kids had either gone home or walked down to the plaza. Arion couldn't blame them, he knew the kids would want comfort with others. Arion hoped that everyone was wrong, and this was just a dream and his parents were at Ralph's or something, but dreams don't get this vivid. He turned at Brace Road and walked to Ralph's.
When he got there, he noticed there were a handful of kids and teens there already, hanging around in the snacks section, picking out chips and drinks. Arion scouted the area, and couldn't find his parents, or any other adult. He decided he would try the plaza, but he knew he would be out of luck. Something happened to the adults, he didn't know what, but he knew that everyone had to now fend for themselves.
All the eyes in the cafeteria were trained on Blake, either filled with fear, doubt or confusion. But Blake could see another pair of eyes, staring at him in anger. It was a 9th grade student, an athlete who he had seen a couple times around the boy's dorm. He looked it him now, and noticed his fists were balled. He jumped off his seat and used his power to push everyone aside so he could walk up to the boy.
"Is something troubling you?" Blake asked, with a smirk on in his face.
Josh ran in and spotted the guy laughing among a large group of kids. A large window was broken and there was a kid sprawled on the ground outside. He heard the guy start exclaiming he owned the school now, and laughed some more. Josh balled his fists, ready to wipe the guy's smile off his face with one punch. Then the guy noticed him. He walked up to him, pushing everyone aside without touching him. This made him flinch in surprise, and he looked confused. He was asked a question, to which his reply was, "Did you chuck that lawn mower at me?"
He was no longer distracted, ready to punch him if the answer was yes. Everyone was watching, including a guy standing at the doorway to the cafeteria. He ignored them all, and focused on what the guy would say.
Flint's gaze on Blake changed to the younger boy who had come running through the opposite entrance to the cafeteria; the same boy he had seen earlier that day. It was then that him and Blake made eye contact, both staring at eachother with utter hatred. Then, something unbelievable happened. It was as if Blake had parted the Red Sea, for he pushed many children aside without contact.
Hm, it seems I'm not the only one that 'as powers. Well, if Blake is caught up in this petty little argument, nothing stops me from takin' Perdido Beach before 'e gets there.
Flint assumed that this argument is going to last for a long period of time, and would become tedious while waiting what happens after. So he turned around, and began to lead away from the Cafeteria, and towards the exit to Coates Academy; as he headed for the highway.
Edward zoomed down Sheridan Avenue, past the town plaza, and turned into Ocean Boulevard. Moving at what used to be impossible speeds, Edward was a blur to the rest of the world, wind rushed in his wake as he zoomed through the various streets ignoring the chaos. No time to stop, I have to check on my parents. Both Mom and Dad should be home today, if they aren't there. Edward abandoned that line of thinking as he closed in on his house. “No place like home right?” Edward muttered to himself as he fumbled with his house keys, hesitant to look inside. “Dad! Mom!” Edward shouted, hearing nothing but silence Edward decided to search the house for himself. Rushing into and out of the various rooms he sent papers and other small objects into the air, finding that the house was indeed empty he felt at a loss and simply stood still.
The adults are really gone, all of them. No! That’s impossible; I’ll go check out the plaza. That might be where any adult or someone like me would go. If there’s nobody there than that settles it. Making sure the door was locked before leaving, Edward ran off to the plaza looking for anything at this point. Retracing his path coming into Ocean Boulevard he veered into the plaza wiping some sweat off with his forearm. Positioning himself behind a building Edward walked out in a normal pace to observe the plaza. Looking around he could see multiple objects littered across the plaza, and various kids helping themselves with nobody stopping them. “So that settles it. All the adults are gone.” Edward sadly mumbled to himself.
The boy quickly found the page about concussions in the book, reading it out loud to the rest of them. However, the information it provided was of little to no real help and he ended up coming to the conclusion that they could do nothing but wait for the baby to wake up. Jessie didn't like that, she didn't like it at all. She couldn't just sit around and wait helplessly! She needed to stay active, to do things, work off some of that boundless energy she constantly had filling her body! Her expression became slightly strained for a moment before she hid it behind a reassuring smile, glancing over as one boy left the room to check out what else might've been going on in the school.
Thankfully, right as the other boy made his way back over towards the baby he woke up! A great sigh of relief escaped the teenager as the kid started to cry, in just a few short moments quieting down again thanks to the boy's efforts. He was alright... Oh, thank god. Who knows what might have happened if the baby really had been hurt!
"Great!" She exclaimed happily, a fresh grin taking over her face. Now that the problem was settled, at least for the moment, she could get back to what she'd been doing with a clear conscience. Jessie headed back over to the door, pausing and resting her hand against the frame to look back at the remaining boys. "I've gotta get back to finding my brother, see ya' around!"
With that she left the nurse's office, navigating around Blake and the girl he was speaking to in the hall, and hurried down the hall and up the nearest set of stairs. The girl only passed the occasional student as she headed up to the top floor, running down the halls freely with no teachers to stop her, and slid a few feet past her destination as she made a sudden attempt at stopping. Catching herself in midair Jessie regained her balance and pushed open the classroom door she'd come to, making a beeline for the window and looking out across the town, getting a great view of the streets and buildings. A few trails of smoke were rising up around town here and there, but aside from that and a few kids running amok down below things were not too chaotic.
"Alright bro, where are ya'..."
'Bro' happened to be well on his way back to town, heading along the highway and nearing the gas station. A few other kids had passed him along the way, no doubt having taken notice of the wall like he had and headed off to investigate. Hitting the wall hadn't done any good, though of course he hadn't used his hands, just a sturdy branch that'd been lying nearby. He'd hit it with all his rather considerable strength, repeatedly, but not formed so much as a crack. That wall, whatever it was made from, was incredibly solid. Though he hadn't tried it Felix suspected crashing a car into it wasn't going to help either, nor would just about anything else people threw at it.
He sighed, not knowing what to make of this. Teachers disappeared into thin air, presumably the other adults too, and some kind of huge, solid barrier had been built. No... Not built. No way was that thing built! They would've noticed it long before it got finished, and he KNEW it hadn't been there this morning! It was like... Like it'd just appeared there. Appeared there... When the adults disappeared? The things were connected, of that there was no doubt, but he decided it was best not to think about it right now. He was probably missing a lot of information after all.
Felix walked passed the gas station and turned off the highway, heading along First Avenue. He was guessing there would be a bunch of people at the plaza since it was the most obvious place to gather, what with everyone confused and scared, so he headed there as well. Maybe some of the others had found out stuff he didn't know about.
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Name: Kailen Solomon
Appearance: Kailen is average height for his age, not too tall, not too short. He has medium length black hair, kinda like this. He has brown eyes that usually have bags under them, making him look tired, even when he isn't. He has pale skin, which has hardly any blemishes or scars, except a scar from a cut under his right eye. He has a skinny build, making him quite swift for his age. He usually wears clothes that are darker in color, such as grey and black. Although, on the day of the "big poof" he was wearing a cyan T-shirt with a grey hoodie over it, a pair of tan shorts, which come down to his knee, and grey converse shoes.
Personality: Kailen is a very optimistic person, but that doesn't stop him from not realizing the truth of a dire situation, when in a dire situation, he will often be very blunt and disregard others feelings. One of Kailen's most identifiable features, is his intelligence. His intelligence could be considered his power, seeing as he's extremely smart, having skipped three grades already, and it was highly likely that he was going to skip another next year. He's also very perceptive, being able to spot things others wouldn't be able to at a first glance.
Birthdate: April 17th
Starting Location : At home, faking a common cold. (Although he goes to Perdido beach school.)
Power:N/A, Although he is very skilled with ranged weapons. (Smaller firearms, bows,crossbows, etc. Also, is it possible for people to not show signs of powers until a little while after the "Big Poof"? If not I'll just keep him without powers, I might just keep him powerless either way.)
Backstory: Kailen's backstory might be rather short, considering not many notable things have happened in his life, but here it goes. Kailen was born in Perdido Beach, CA, to a man named Jacob Solomon, and a woman named Felicia Solomon. The two were doing rather well on the money side of things, so Kailen had a pretty happy life growing up and could get many of the things he wanted as a child.
By the time Kailen was six, the family had discovered his advanced intelligence, as he was doing way more advanced math than that of a kindergardener, such as multiplication and division the level of a third grader, so he skipped the first grade, moving on to second at the end of his kindergarden year. The second grade was also easy for Kailen, doing problems at a fourth and fifth grade level. Which caused him to skip the third grade too, moving on to fourth at the end of the year.
During his fourth grade year, Kailen had taken an interest in weapons, specifically ranged ones, which caused his dad to take him hunting, Kailen usually using bows to hunt with, though occasionally his father allowed him to use the hunting rifle. He continued to hone is skills with ranged weapons, considering he wasn't very muscular and probably wouldn't be in the future, so he might as well learn how to do something to protect himself. His father allowed him to go to a shooting range and fire handguns, which widened his variety if weapons to choose from.
From there nothing very interesting happened, Kailen went from fourth grade to fifth grade like any normal fourth grader. Excelling at the fifth grade curriculum, he was having to do sixth grade level curriculum. That being easy for him as well, it was decided that he would skip the sixth grade. And at the end of the fifth grade year, that's exactly what he did.
That pretty much brings us to this point in time in Kailen's life, him being at home faking sick during the "Big Poof", not knowing that all adults had disappeared.
Suggestions : Nah m8.
Other: I don't know much about FAYZ, yet California seems like an interesting setting.