“Um yeah I have most of them I guess ( not actually a gamer irl I mean I would if I could but the only gaming system I have is a old wii and I have like theee dumb games I haven’t played in years lel) I guess really any games”
She thought she'd be the darling of the crowd from the moment she arrived.
Instead, she found herself jostled and forced into a river of people as they filed into the campus. Vali hefted her purse strap over her opposite shoulder and studied the mortals around her with a squinted eye.
One fox girl. Three werewolves. Two other silver-haired beauties. Five actual princesses. And innumerable hundreds of other wannabe demigods.
Wonderful. More competition. She opened up the map on her tablet and navigated her way to the dormitories. She thought she'd found the women's dorms, but as she kept encountering boy after boy after boy, it dawned on her that perhaps she'd missed the word "Boy's" cut off the top of the map.
A tall kid in a yellow shirt was probably the only one not engaged in active conversation for a moment. Perhaps she could ask him for directions. Target acquired! Vali brushed her fingers through her hair and began her approach. She selected a vector outside his field of vision and came up beside him.
Now, how to get his attention? Tap on the shoulder, gentle cough, or a meek 'excuse me?' Men liked being touched by women, but being touched when he's not expecting it could be more startling than arousing. A gentle cough was cliche, but workable. A meek 'excuse me' would be ideal, but her pride didn't much like the idea of verbally petitioning others for attention.
She maneuvered in front of him, assumed a playful smile, and coughed into her fist. "Pardon me, good sir, do you know where the women's dorms are? I may be a little lost." @digichiptune
*looks up* “huh? Oh yeah um they’re uh on the other side of campus” *points to the other side of campus* “the map showed that trying to find your way around campus would be very confusing so I memorized it.” *Starts saying a bunch of directions then stops* “actually it’d be easier if I just showed u the way” *is completely oblivious to her flirty attitude* “so uh yeah I guess just follow me”
Vali walked beside him as they made their way to the women's dorms. There was no telling whether he'd be a useful minion or a liability, but it probably couldn't hurt to grab his affections. She would have to start with a little conversation peppered with compliments. "Did you truly memorize the whole map?"
She touched his arm and smiled. That outta nab him. "Let us forge an agreement. While we are here at the men's dorms, we may as well deposit your things in your room. After, you will lead me to the women's dorms, and I will offer you a caffeinated beverage in my room. What say you?"
*is and actually looks slightly confused* “ um ok yeah I guess I’ll just drop off my stuff, oh and also there’s a rule about not opposite genders not being allowed to go into the opposing dormitory building *motions to sign next to the door on the boys dorms*
The rule against gender mixing on dorms threw her scheme into disarray. She's been planning to make him coffee or tea, flirt a little, and then BAM! Instant minion! If she knew the layout of the campus, she might have made a counter-offer to take him out to coffee in a more neutral place. Learning the layout would prove essential to victory, and at this rate, using it as a bonding tool would have to take second place on her priority list.
Perhaps she could salvage it by making the most of the walking time between dorms.
"Fine then. Could you then just deposit your things and show me to the women's dorms? I cannot find my way there on my own."