Roland kept pace as they were led to their living quarters, albeit a few steps behind. After being publicly shut down, he wasn’t exactly in the brightest of moods. Duncan must have picked up on his bleak vibes as the centaur left his conversation with Lumen to fall back and inquire if Roland was still thinking about the assembly. Not seeing much point in trying to avoid the topic, Roland let out a sigh and nodded.“It’s just… I can’t stand doing nothing, you know?”
He said trying to dial back the frustration in his tone. ”I get what everyone is saying. Yeah we aren’t Dawnslayers yet, but that doesn’t mean we have to sit on our hands and ignore what’s going on. I feel like we could contribute if they would just give us the chance.”
He didn’t know if Duncan would understand. No one really did if the assembly was any indication.
Before either had a chance to further their discussion, Lumen decided to pipe in introducing himself and telling Roland he was rooting for him. “Um. Thanks?”
He responded not sure what the white haired boy meant. Was he saying he supported Roland’s ideas, or that he wished him luck in his own efforts? And why was he having a strange urge to cast an exorcism on Lumen?
Come to think of it, the more Roland looked at him, the more uncomfortable he felt. It was akin to how he felt being around Yurius, but with Yurius he knew it was because of his vampiric blood. Divine users could usually tell when the undead were in their presence, but Lumen was clearly of the living. Or was he?
A question for another day. For now, they had arrived at the dorms and it was time to pick beds. Upon entering the boys dorm, Roland noticed the front wall had all the male student’s bags and luggage carefully lined against it. Collecting his bag and gear, Roland looked over the still mostly empty room to decide where he would be sleeping for the next year. Without much thought, he dropped his stuff on the closest bed he saw. After all, it's not like there was any reason he'd need to check all the beds first, right?@Conscripts@Silver Carrot@Sync@floodtalon