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 Council Meeting - January 2007
Meriel
Posted: Jan 8 2007, 04:04 AM


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The sun was rising languidly over the horizon, spilling tendrils of golden light in through the windows of the Academy's Council room. Painting white marble in rosy hues of morning, the glow seemed to muffle the world and hold out thoughts with the comfortable fuzz of morning grogginess.

Ovular in construction, the council room overlooked the hillside that lead to Kalloni, whispy cones of smoke rising from fireplaces visible in the sky so near yet so far from the building. A large rounded table sat in the center of the room, surrounded by five chairs. This was where the council reps sat with one of the Academy's Heads, once every month, to formally discuss events within the school, suggest changes and mutually bring up any concerns or ideas. This month there was a great deal on the agenda, and not a great deal of time to be had. Meetings took place before class in the mornings, so if affairs couldn't be sorted in the two hour space allotted the group would have to get back together in the evening and finish hammering out the details.

This month, Meriel would be sitting with the council reps. All things considered, the woman figured that this would be the best move. Though she'd never tell her friend this, Mer was doing her utmost to ensure that Lyn had a considerable amount of free time: time that could be spent with her new-found sibling, Bree. Family... family was important, and God knew the child could use the interaction.

Wandering back and away from the windows, Meriel seated herself in one of the purple leather chairs around the table and steepled her fingers together on the tabletop, seemingly lost in thought. It wouldn't be long before the others would arrive, and then they could all get down to business.
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Lorne Dawson
Posted: Jan 8 2007, 04:45 AM


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He was a little early, but Lorne had of course never been to a council meeting before, and the last thing he wanted to do was look tardy. Dragging himself out of bed - he didn't get on too badly with mornings, usually, but this was somewhat earlier than he was used to - he'd stopped at the bistro for a quick pick-me-up in the form of a latte before hurrying over to the Council room. He paused outside the door to finish his drink. Tossing the empty cup into a nearby garbage can, he knocked on the door, then pushed it open and took a tentative step inside.

His eyes flickered around the room briefly - he'd never seen the inside of it, of course - before coming to land on the pensive-looking woman seated at the table, alone so far. He knew her, or knew her face at least, but he couldn't say much more than that.

He was a bit surprised to find only one of the Heads here, he'd somehow thought they would both be present, but apparently not. He'd never really asked.

Lorne cleared his throat, tried hard not to be nervous. He shuffled a little further into the room, though he made no move to sit down. "Ahh... Good morning, Headmistress."

Hopefully Kat would get here soon. He'd feel a little better knowing there was a familiar face in the vicinity.


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Iím with you once more under the stars;
And down by the shore an orchestra's playing...

To live it again is past all endeavor,
Except when the tune clutches my heart,
And there we are, swearing to love forever,
And promising never,


...Never to part...


.Stolen moments, before they steal away.

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Hikalyn
Posted: Jan 8 2007, 05:49 AM


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The door had clicked shut behind Lorne, but it didn't remain that way for longer than a few moments. It was open again in mere moments to permit entrance to the Academy's other Headmistress.

It took her a few moments to dredge up the name that belonged to the face of the boy that stood uncertainly at the room's perimeter. Finding it, she smiled at him in an attempt to assuage his apparent nervousness. "Good morning, Lorne. Come on in." Suiting her own words, she stepped all the way into the room. Meeting Meriel's gaze, she smiled in greeting, almost apologetically.

Neither of them had said anything, but since Bree's arrival at the school, Hikalyn's workload had become suspiciously lighter, something which Kalyn figured was Mer's doing. It wasn't as if things had been particularly slow, lately. Quite the contrary, in fact. So far, she'd been accepting that grace in silence, using the time to try and help Bree get acclimated to the new environment - something which was awkward for both of them, though things had been getting better lately. She likely would have kept doing the same, but...

She knew more or less what was on the agenda for this one. It was going to be a rather busy two hours, and she felt that this one would be simply too important for her to miss out on. And God knew she'd been missing enough work lately as it was.

In any case, her sister was still fast asleep, or at least she had been when Hikalyn had left. She'd written a note in case Bree woke early and missed her, trying not too feel badly for it. If nothing else, Bree was at least used to being left to her own devices.

Walking over to the far end of the room, Kalyn paused only long enough to glance out the window before retreiving an extra chair, making a space for herself at the table and seating herself accordingly.


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Meriel
Posted: Jan 8 2007, 06:35 AM


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Mer arched a brow in surprise at Hikalyn's arrival, resting her chin on the peak of her fingers in an expression somewhere between annoyance and amusement. How were you supposed to give a person time off if they refused to listen and take it? Well, the answer was simple. You couldn't.

In any case, 'Lyn appeared to be healing up wonderfully, and Bree was relatively self sufficient. Shrugging briefly, more to herself than anyone else, she nodded a welcome to her friend before turning a smile on the Council's latest addition.

Lorne had been working with Kathryn in the Bistro for God knew how long, and to Mer, he'd always seemed like a relatively amiable individual. Amiable and down-to-earth. Level-headedness was something Mer had a great deal of respect for.

"Hey Lorne. Welcome to the council room. Thanks for coming. You're a bit early, but if you don't mind waiting, go ahead and take a seat."
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Hayzie
Posted: Jan 8 2007, 07:24 AM


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Member No.: 20
Joined: 15-July 05



The night had been an odd one, a fitful sleep full of nightmares, ranging from demons to temples to vampires... and yet as it approached four in the morning, Hayzie managed to drift off into an uninterrupted sleep but far too late. Beep, beep, beep, beep her alarm clock had been in that state for an hour now, beeping away. Usually, the girl would have brushed it onto the floor, but that morning she had missed.

"Oh, go 'way," Hayz whispered, rolling over and letting a small amount of green show from inbetween narrowed eyelids as she looked at the time. "Shit."

Jumping up out of bed a short, sharp scream left her as she did so, after all, wasn't she meant to be moving slow for a few days, Hayz glared down at her side. It really did hurt, a lot more than it should have... Luckily the juice had been diluted and didn't sting any more, but her side was like that forever. Glaring down at it, Hayz walked over to her wardrobe and pulled out a school uniform to pull on. After all, showing up to a student council meeting in a pair of jeans just was not acceptable, even on Hayzie terms.

Washing and brushing her teeth, Hayz grabbed a hairbrush and brushed it through, tying blonde locks back into a loose ponytail before grabbing a notebook for anything she might need to write down, luckily with a pen already slid into the loopy wiring at the top, and left, heading towards the student council meeting room.

Upon reaching it, butterflies began to hit her. Really, this was the first thing she had done in her position, and meetings were generally long and boring - two hours had been put aside for this one... draining the takeaway coffee she had grabbed from the cafeteria on her way over, Hayzie threw the cup into the bin, popped a mint into her mouth and as soon as that had gone, knocked on the door.

Poking her head round, she said: "Morning.. I'm in the right place?"


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Kathryn
Posted: Jan 9 2007, 07:56 AM


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"By the looks of things." The reply to Hayzie's inquiry came from behind her, issued from the lips of her some-time nemesis, Kathryn McAlister. Truth be told, Kat wasn't much in the mood to spat with her peer, today. Word of Hayzie's unfortunate encounter with the Vampire Queen had spread through the Academy like wildfire, and all personal vendettas aside, that was truly horrifying. That she'd lived was a miracle, and she had Kat's heartfelt, though awkward, sympathies.

Today, she would be all business. Likely that would be for the best, anyhow... this gathering of people, right now? THey decided the fate of the school as a whole. Nothing personal mattered. They had to set everything else aside and care for the greater good...

Oh, how noble and self-righteous of her.

Offering Hayz an uncharacteristic smile, the black haired girl took a sip from a paper coffee cup. It seemed she and Lorne had had the same ideas, that morning.

"G'morning Ms Magdaline, Sarello. Looks like we're only waiting for... one other person. Tao'll be late in a few. I should give him a little 'kick'."

The girl walked around the table and seated herself in a chair next to Lorne, her lips stretching into a wide, encouraging grin. "It's a bit early, hey? You gonna be alright?"


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When I find out what went on,
I'll bring it back but it won't be easy
They won't believe a man, he could -
But I'd choose starseed over nothing
Nothing...

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Lorne Dawson
Posted: Jan 9 2007, 08:25 AM


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Taking a seat as he was bid, Lorne observed the wordless exchange between the two Headmistresses in silence, not entirely sure what to make of it. He shrugged inwardly. Nothing that likely mattered, and not his business anyway; better not to waste time puzzling about it.

That resolution was made much easier by the sound of the door swinging open. Turning to look - hurriedly, despite himself - he smiled a welcome to the girl who'd just come in. He'd been hoping for Kat, but he couldn't help but feel a perverse sense of relief that he apparently wasn't the only one feeling a bit nervous.

Guess misery loves company...

His face brightened visibly when he heard Kat's voice come from behind Hayzie. "Morning, Kat," he greeted her, recovering his normal easy cheer at the sight of a friendly face.

"A little," he agreed with a shrug,"but I'll be..." his words trailed off into a wide yawn. Thoroughly embarassed, he turned his attention to the window for just a moment before looking back at Kathryn. "Fine," he finished sheepishly, managing a smile. "See?"


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Iím with you once more under the stars;
And down by the shore an orchestra's playing...

To live it again is past all endeavor,
Except when the tune clutches my heart,
And there we are, swearing to love forever,
And promising never,


...Never to part...


.Stolen moments, before they steal away.

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Tao
Posted: Jan 10 2007, 09:53 AM


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Tao was running full tilt down the halls of the Academy, sliding around corners and jumping down stairs three at a time. Somehow he always managed to do this. He couldn't seem to get himself up until the last possible second. He had dressed himself so speedily that he was fairly certain that his council robes were on backwards and his socks unmatched. Skidding to a halt just before the council room's doorway, Tao made a quick assessment of himself, hastily righting a few wrongs here and there. Satisfied that everything other than his untamable mop of brown hair was in order, he finally stepped into the council chambers, breathing heavily.


"Good morning everyone" He said breathlessly to those assembled, immediately flopping into an empty chair.


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Darkness turns upon itself
Tread not down the
Dark path,
Walk with confidence into the
Light

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Hayzie
Posted: Jan 10 2007, 11:47 AM


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By the looks of things.

Turning around, it didn't take Hayzie long to recognise the face of Ksthryn. The last time the two had met, it wasn't exactly pleasentries all round - in fact, most of it had been Hayzie's doing. A tinge of pink appearing on her cheeks, the blonde simply replied: "Morning, Kathryn," as the other female rep walked past into the room commenting on how the final member of their meeting was going to be late if he wasn't here in the next few minutes. The other girl certainly looked ready to go that morning, while Hayz's brain was still in the process of waking up.

Looking behind her, the blonde girl tried to see if Tao was heading down the corridor while Kathryn spoke to Lorne, words she hadn't heard. Upon noticing he wasn't, the girl walked into the room and settled into one of the last two empty chairs. The aroma of Kathryn's coffee was so nice.. maybe Hayz should have picked up a second for the meeting itself and used magic to keep it warm.. maybe. Either way, she didn't have much longer to wake up and get herself thinking straight. After all, it had been said that if they didn't get all matters addressed in the two hours before classes, they would return to continue after.

It was while she was thinking about this that Tao walked in, flopping into the final empty chair around the table. Fiddling with the pen on the top of the notebook, Hayzie looked around. The agenda for that morning had yet to be distributed, and the fact both Headmistresses were partaking in the meeting was unusual... the blonde had thought only Ms. Magdaline was joining them. But still.. she guessed the more opinions involved the better.

All they could do was sit back and wait for the meeting to begin.


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Meriel
Posted: Jan 18 2007, 02:11 PM


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Noting that everyone had arrived, Mer issued a minute sigh and reached into her jacket pocket. When she removed her hand, a rolled up piece of paper came with it.

The document stubbornly resisted reshaping, but after a moments struggle lay somewhat docile and open on the surface of the table between the group. At its top a title was scrawled in purple ink, the flowing script reading 'A List of Things to Discuss'. It numbered four in total, patiently waiting for review.

"I'd like to thank you all for coming. Today's meeting is going to be a little different, considering, but if you can all hang in with me we should be able to make it through with little difficulty. First off, we have two new council members. I'd like to welcome Hayzie Roberts and Lorne Dawson to the council. Congrats, you two. Now, let's get down to business..."

Formalities dispensed with, Mer turned her attention back to the list.

1.) School safety
2.) Magical student and staff policies
3.) Physician
4.) Welcoming committee

"The floor is, of course, open to the addition of topics. This is your meeting. These are just my current concerns, and I feel that they definitely need to be addressed."
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Hayzie
Posted: Jan 18 2007, 05:16 PM


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An uncomfortable stirring began to make itself apparent in her stomach as green eyes caught the first item on the morning's intinierary. Surely it was far too early for this... whatever happened to starting the day on a happy note?

Maybe today was simply its day off.

Sitting back in her chair, the blonde girl smiled in recognition to Ms. Magdaline's congratulations before it was immediately into business. Letting her eyes read the rest of the list, somewhat disheartened by the first on the list - after all, how many safety breeches had she been in so far - a small smile reappeared on her face.

"Are we talking about an all singing all dancing welcoming committee? You know, with the band in the corner? Or something a bit more subtle?" Hayz's tone was half serious, but there was definitely the amused underpinning at the mental image of a poor new student, totally new to Rome, being greeted by the equivilant of the circus.


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Kathryn
Posted: Jan 19 2007, 10:17 AM


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"Well, I don't think we necessarily want something with that much... fanfare..." Kat piped up from the other side of the table, her expression unreadable. "However, I do see the need for a functional welcoming committee of sorts to greet and situate newcomers. Right now it's just us doing that, for the most part, and on top of everything else we have to do, it's not very realistic to expect that we'll be available every time someone new comes in.

"Maybe we should make a group whose sole responsibility is knowing who's coming when and getting them organized? And if we did that, would we give those people the ability to make key cards? Or would we have them submit their key card requests to one of us at the end of the day to have them made?" Her eyes traveled from face to face around the little table they circled, looking for some kind of input. Her coffee was begining to kick in, and her mind whirred with ideas... but council meetings were group affairs, and as much as she wanted to blurt out a million and one ways things should be, the girl figured it prudent to give someone else a word between thoughts.


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When I find out what went on,
I'll bring it back but it won't be easy
They won't believe a man, he could -
But I'd choose starseed over nothing
Nothing...

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Lorne Dawson
Posted: Jan 23 2007, 12:03 AM


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"It might be a little difficult to organize that sort of thing around exactly when people were arriving, though," Lorne pointed out thoughtfully, his fingers tapping against the table's surface for just a minute before he realized what he was doing and stopped it. "I mean, people aren't exactly consistent with their comings and goings... but then, I don't know how feasible it would be to have somebody in the area all the time, either." He shrugged, chewed his lip, and after a moment followed up on the rest of what Kathryn said.

"It might be better if we kept the keycards among ourselves... so long as there's somebody there to greet them, they can still get in and out of the dorms no problem, and the keycards themselves probably wouldn't be that much trouble, right?" Not too sure of himself on that last, he looked to Kathryn as if for support. His appointment to the student council was new enough that he'd never had to make a keycard himself, nor did he have the slightest idea what the making of them actually entailed.


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Iím with you once more under the stars;
And down by the shore an orchestra's playing...

To live it again is past all endeavor,
Except when the tune clutches my heart,
And there we are, swearing to love forever,
And promising never,


...Never to part...


.Stolen moments, before they steal away.

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Kathryn
Posted: Jan 23 2007, 01:26 PM


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Joined: 14-July 05



"No, you're right. Things would likely get chaotic quickly if we opened too many people the ability to make access cards. Pranking, compromised security... Maybe not a good concept." Kathryn shrugged her shoulders and looked towards the ceiling, her brow furrowing in contemplation.

"New arrivals are more or less monitored by administration, aren't they? Except for emergency arrivals all registrations are submitted prior to arrival. That should certainly give us some warning?

"But anyhow, were we to organize a welcoming committee, who would we invite to be on it? We need personable, friendly, active students who would be happy with both the duties and the title." A few names came to mind, many of them newer additions to the campus. For the most part the more socially aware of her peers were sitting at the table with her now.

Tao hadn't said a word on the topic yet, so Kat shot him a look that seemed to read, 'well, what do you think?', pregnant with pointed inquiry. It only worked if everyone kept the ball rolling.


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When I find out what went on,
I'll bring it back but it won't be easy
They won't believe a man, he could -
But I'd choose starseed over nothing
Nothing...

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Tao
Posted: Feb 5 2007, 04:55 AM


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As much as he may have wished otherwise, Tao couldn't help noticing Kathryn's sudden glare in his direction, whose meaning was all too clear. He quickly sat up and made a show of pondering for a moment, then shrugged his shoulders resignedly. "Most of our student body is fairly socially inept. Only some of our more recent additions are less likely to bite everyone else's heads off or disregard their duty."

He settled back into his seat, a smile beginning to form on his face. "However, a position of any kind is always a good motivator. People like to think themselves a little higher up on the social scale. We could probably find two or three students who would be up to the task. As far as their actual powers go, though, I agree that they should be fairly limited. The group should just show people around, tell them how to get their cards, etcetera."

Tao shrugged again. It seemed a fairly simple solution that would do the job. There really wasn't all that much he could add to it.


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Light dispels Darkness
Darkness turns upon itself
Tread not down the
Dark path,
Walk with confidence into the
Light

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