"Psyche" She said, after swallowing a bite of chicken "Child Psychology, specifically. A lot about kids we don't know about. Very different from adults since they can still change a lot."
She took a sip of her strawberry milk and mentally crossed Ren's name off the list in her mind.
<<The group continued to socialize for the rest of dinner>>
Later that night
That night, while they slept, the new members of the Velvet room witnessed a strange dream. A dark room. The sound of footsteps -- their own, that is. A pedestal with a pen and a sheet of paper. Vague memories of writing their name. A curtain of blue velvet that when parted morphed into a million blue butterflies.
There was a theater. An old theater, the kind they used to play old movies in. The ones with curtains in front of the screen and those cramped chairs. An old flickering reel played darkness with a few lines of light. An old man appeared, a short, spindly old man with a long crooked nose and wide, bloodshot eyes. Beside him stood an attractive, fair haired woman with a blank stare.
"You have arrived." He says, a smile on his gaunt face. "Greetings, we have been waiting for you."
The dream flies by as a blur. Bits and pieces were embedded in their memories. Inner power, a second self inside of them. Doom and destruction.
You are I, and I art thou...
A great battle, a short amount of time. Destiny. A chosen path.
A motherly queen and an emotionless king.
A heart, broken, with half missing. The shimmering moon. A gentle and still stream. A noose, swaying in the wind.
Time waits for none.
Flickering wings of a butterfly that melt into a bright light.
And the morning sun that awakens them.
>> 9/19 - Tue
Layla got up early...too early. She had an annoyingly early morning class, and needed to be there before then to help the teacher set some things up. She ate a quick breakfast and made some coffee, leaving the pot on warm in case Nathan decided he wanted some when he got up. She grabbed her keys off the table and headed out the door, back pack in tow. The night before, she had informed Nathan about her dinnertime meeting of fate with the two other newbies, but didn't really pay much mind to his response. She must have been really tired if she couldn't remember.
She had gotten an email about some paperwork she needed to do for her fraternity. She smirked at the thought of getting their new recruits to join up. Didn't seem likely.
It was going to be another busy day, but she had to do what she had to do.