Seth felt the airship shift as it began to descend. He let out a sigh and told himself, “Here we go.” Seth stumbled and nearly fell as the airship felt like it crashed rather than landed on the ground. There was a crackle and the pilot apologized for the rough landing saying the ground was closer then he thought. Seth steadied himself and said rather loudly, “who the hell taught you how to fly?” He then grabbed his luggage which in this case was a large wicker drum and followed the sea of students out of the airship.
There was another crackle as more speakers came to life, but this time Seth could see who was speaking. He was a tall grey-haired man in his mid-forties. He questioned if the mic was on before he began his brief announcement. Seth tensed up when he mentioned teams, but he soon relaxed. He remembered Dagger telling him Beacon had their students placed in teams and at first this scared him because of his Primal side, but he had planned for this on his way to the airship. This was where his fake personality would come into play. He wasn’t a bad person or a jerk by any means, but to keep others safe from his Primal side should it decided to show its ugly head. He’d have to push others away so he didn’t attack anyone by accident. However, his fear came back when the man told them they’d all be sleeping in the great hall.
“Shit,” Seth said to himself as he tried to figure a way to sleep in a secluded place. He would have to check the great hall and see if there were windows to sneak out of, but then that would raise the question of how he could sneak out without waking anyone up. He sighed and added, “I’ll just have to wing it.”
After the speech, Seth followed the crowd and placed his wicker drum into his locker. It took a lot of force to put it in his locker, but after some cursing and brute force, he was able to close his locker and head to where they were serving dinner. While most people devoured large mounds of food Seth had grabbed a few chicken legs, some fruit, and veggies before finding a vacant table. He had snacked on granola bars while he traveled to the airship so he wasn’t too hungry, but he ate so he could have enough energy for tomorrow.
After dinner, Seth found the Great hall and scanned the room. He was taking short breaths as he saw how many people were sleeping there. However, he let out a sigh as he saw how many of the guys tried to impress the ladies and each other with their flexing. He rubbed his eyes in frustration at their stupidity. He continued to scan the room until he saw his target. He made his way towards one of the corners of the room. Careful not to step on anyone’s sleeping bag and avoiding eye contact so he didn’t have to stop and introduce himself.
He let out a sigh as he reached his destination. It was the far right corner in the back of the great hall. For anyone watching, it might look like he chose this spot because it was far enough away from everyone. However, Seth’s plan was simple: the corner he chose was close to a window. So his plan was to wait for everyone to fall asleep and when the time was right. He’d sneak out the window and sleep outside on the school grounds under the moon and stars.
Seth placed his Sleeping bag on the floor but didn’t unravel it. Instead, he let it lean against the wall before he walked over to the window and examined it. He found the lock, lightly unlocked it and opened it just a crack. He figured this motion wouldn’t raise too much suspicion since it would seem Seth wanted to sleep next to the fresh air. In retrospect, that was one of the reasons he was going to sleep outside. All the smells in the room were driving his sensitive nose crazy. Especially whoever drenched their food in garlic, they were the worst. Also, it was because of his fear that his primal side would come out.
Once the window was cracked open, Seth walked backward and sat down with his back against the wall and waited. He didn’t know how long it would take, but he was prepared to wait for however long he needed to so he could sneak out. Seth sat Indian style with his arms folded in front of him.