"Sumi? Hannah? Ever cool it? Unlikely... I mean, c'mon Alex. You have your moments as well. We all do." Katalina sighed as she stood up and looked over. "I think Eleanor has it in hand. Though, she has the look of the warrior on her. I admire that. Even in the worst of moments she clutching to that spear... as a life line." Katalina's eyes went from the blue she had to a more stormy grey in that moment, as her true age reflected on the surface. She knew the look the new girl had too well. Also the eye patch... she had lost it somehow. She wanted to know more about her, and when Eleanor spoke up, she blinked, wondering if the girl would pick her as a roommate.
"C'mon Eleanor, Cora and I aren't that bad... we make sure that everyone has towels. Especially after Kade made it perfectly clear that if we kept using them to try to plug up the bathroom we were not allowed to use the pond." The blue was back in her eyes and the fifteen year old was back.
Astrid looked at the brightly colored older woman as she approached and held onto Vaengr tighter. Most adults wanted to take her spear away, saying a young man
...lady, should not have any 'toys' like that. They didn't understand, none of them did. She had earned Vaengr, and it was the only other thing she had beside her empty eye socket to reassure her that her journey had been real.
"Um... I'll room with Cora? I suppose? One is just as good as the other..." Her voice was barely above a whisper, but ever so delicate and feminine. She was proud of the fact that she could pass so well, and had trained herself to never raise her voice so much to arouse suspicion. "I believe there was to also be an orientation?"
"That will come later..." A red head spoke up as she plucked herself up off the chair she was sitting on. "Name's Katalina. I can show you to Cora's room while Eleanor deals with the other new arrivals parents. Also, best that they not see a spear as well."
"A-ar-are you going to take it away?"
"Nah. Just don't let the mundies see it..."
"Katalina, we've talked about that. Do not call them that." Eleanor's voice was kind, even as she chastised the other girl. Katalina simply rolled her eyes and looked over at Astrid.
"Yes, Eleanor. C'mon. See you later Alex." Katalina gestured for Astrid to enter the house, and lead her inside, and then up the stairs. They creaked ever so slightly under Astrid's feet, and she was thankful for the welcome feeling of wood. So many modern buildings were made of concrete and brick, so she missed the shining wooden halls of Valhalla. This place was a poor substitution for it, but it would do for the moment.
"So, a Land of the Dead, huh? I guess we'll learn where in time. I'm from... well, I can't pronounce it right. Don't have the right ability to click now." Astrid blinked at the slightly younger girl's words as she was lead further into the house, and noticed something... odd. Some rooms were covered in bright colors, while others were more somber. What place had she landed in this time?