❀ @Altered Tundra
An irritated sigh slipped out of Luciana's lips as she sat in one of the most uncomfortable seats ever, her hazel eyes glancing over the equally annoying passengers that shared the airplane with her. "This is ridiculous, I should have been at school hours ago!"
the girl thought, glancing out the tiny window to only gaze at a sea of clouds. She was supposed to have been at the Academy by now but instead she was here after sitting for hours because some idiot thought it was a good idea to give their kid a bunch of candy before their flight, resulting in the poor kid barfing all over the place. Not only did the crew have to clean that mess up they had to deal with the entitled parents screaming and it was just a whole mess that didn't need to happen. Luciana thought that would be the end to all her worries but no, right after that fiasco there was a plane malfunction and they had to find a whole new plane, which took 4 hours. She ended up having to sleep in a hotel bought by the airline. Now she was going to be late to anything that might happen, "God they are probably going to throw a party and I'm going to be so behind on everything."
She huffed and reached into her pocket to pull out her cellphone.> "Hey Viv, I'm going to be late thanks to another stupid plane delay. After that kid barfed they had to find a whole new plane...and for some reason that took four hours. Please tell me nothing awesome happened last night, I think I would literally die!"
Luciana had met Vivian Lucasta last year, it was her third year at Olympus Academy and it was the first year without her best friend, who had graduated the year prior. She had been so worried that she would get someone she couldn't stand but instead she received yet another good friend, someone that she could talk to whenever things got bad. Luciana hadn't expected to make such a friend and honestly never thought she would, people often found her honest and blunt nature rude but Vivian wasn't like others. She was bright, happy and shining. She kind of reminded Luciana of a Labrador puppy.
> "Nothing's happened, just one of Dal's parties that got cancelled early cause of the staff."
Luciana almost breathed a sigh of relief when she read that a potential party had gotten cancelled, she hated missing out on anything that would end up being the talk of the town. The brunette settled more into the leather chair, frowning at how something could be so uncomfortable. At least everything wouldn't be bad when she arrived, she'd get to see Viv. Just imagining the adorable ball of light made her smile, she was excited to see her friend. Her father ended up expanding his vineyard without telling her so she spent most of her summer helping him tend and plant, which wasn't a horrible way to spend the summer. It gave her a lot of time to catch up on things with her father and some of the time to herself let her delve deeper into the new abilities she was slowly learning. But that didn't mwant she wanted to go months without seeing someone she considered her best friend.
While Luci acted friendly and generally thought everyone was good natured, she had a bad habit of saying things that came off as rude. Most people didn't like that so they choose to not befriends with her. This left Luciana a pretty lonely person, of course there were one or two who still liked her but no one she could confide in, gossip with. No one she could call a good friend. For her Vivian was that friend.▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃
The plane ride to the Academy was almost unbearable, Luci's ears continuously popped and no amount of chewing gum seemed to help remedy it. In the end all she was able to do was watching the terrible movies that the plane provided, while she didn't enjoy them they did pass the time. Before she knew it the plane was landing and Luciana was on her way to find her luggage. As she was waiting impatiently the brunette noticed she had a missed call and a voicemail. "When did that happen?"
she thought, typing in the passcode to her call and listening to whoever had left the voicemail.
At first nothing of importance, then her eyes grew wide. "What?!"
Luciana did not care that people stared, not even as she angrily grabbed her bags and shoved herself into the waiting cab. The whole way to the Academy Luciana silently fumed, tapping a foot on one of the chairs. The driver of the cab was obviously annoyed but didn't dare speak up, he was afraid that the woman in the back of his car would chew his head of for no good reason. The ride to the Academy seemed to pass in a flash, Luci wasted no time in going to her assigned bedroom.
Opening the door she frowned, her roommate seemed to have left for the day which was probably a good thing. She was in no mood to talk to anyone. With a huff she dropped her things on the empty side of the room and grabbed her cellphone, texting Vivian to see where she was at. Once she got confirmation that she was at the Apollo Cafe Luciana made a beeline for it. She just couldn't believe the staff would do this to her! Who did they think they were splitting them up?!
It only took her minute to reach her destination and to start looking for her favorite blonde-headed person, as soon as her auburn eyes landed on her target she hustled over to her. Luciana completely ignored the people that were also around, grabbing the shorter girl and pulling her into a giant hug before letting her go. "Vivi! They split us up, how could they do such a thing! They are total animals! I can't believe this. Who will I talk to late at when I need to vent, I doubt this Beau person I'm now with will do it. Ugh, I'm so frustrated!"
The older girl was just going on and on until she finally noticed the other boy that was near, he must have been speaking with Vivian."Oh...Um...Hello there"
She said slowly, blinking a few times. When she was focused on something she tended to black out everything and everyone else. Luciana silently kicked herself, she had probably just made herself look like a complete fool! Not that people didn't already think she was a bitch anyway...but still that didn't matter! Luciana heaved a heavy sigh before slapping on a smile and facing the boy. "Hi! I'm Luciana, daughter of Demeter. I'm a friend of Vivian."
She introduced herself, flipping some of her hair over one shoulder. As she stood there the smell of food hit her nose and she realized she hadn't eaten in hours. She didn't trust airplane food so had refused anything they offered, the last thing she needed was getting food poisoning from some gross food.