“Nice to meet you guys! And yesh Dean, that’d be me. Are you and Ian close?” Koda cocked her head to the side with a grin. “So what have you two been up to lately?” She shook her hood off her head, and upon noticing that Lawrence was looking at her hair, she turned it a bright, electric purple, with a laugh.
Lawrence found it weird that it seemed as if her hair color was changing and caught himself staring at it as her head bobbed from one side to another and transformed. He was jarred back to reality when she let out a laugh.
“Oh, right. The watch.” He said, taking it from Dean’s hands. He took a good look at it and tapped the back side. “Did this get wet or did you drop it?” He asked, while he pulled out a Swiss knife from his left pocket and started disassembling the parts.
“Hi guys,” Koda smiled, waving cheerfully. She recognized the second boy, having seen him around camp a few times and smiled when he commented on her outift. Turning to the other boy, she nodded. “Yep, that’s me. Koda Paledekis, Cabin 17, Daughter of Morpheus. I’ve never seen you before, what’s your name?” She spoke really fast, excited to meet new people, and now completely awake, a large grin on her face. “And sorry, if I were you, I’d keep any form of technology faaaaar away from me - we don’t get along.” She laughed, poking the other boy, Dean, she thought his name was.
“Yeah, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else with that sort of hairstyle.” He smiled. “No, but I may be able to help.” He turned to the boy. He’s seen him a few times around camp and while going to the Hades cabin and assumed that he’s cabin 13’s only boy camper. “Dean, right? Lawrence from cabin 6.” He introduced himself, assuming that Dean does not know him.
Koda jumped down from the ledge she had been sitting on, overlooking the calm waves of the Sound. She walked stiffly, shaking out the pins and needles in her legs. Yawning, she pulled the hood of her sweatshirt up over her pale brown hair. She looked like a mouse - the hood had little ears sewn on top. Grabbing her sneakers, Koda began to walk back to civilization. And conflicting emotions. She groaned, hoping that today would be relatively drama-less and began to jog, humming her favorite song.
Lawrence was particularly lazy on Fridays. He didn’t know why but the thought of not needing to follow a schedule for the next two days made him lose his interest in anything besides that. He was dressed in a plain white shirt and brown khaki shorts. He didn’t bother cutting classes during Fridays, since he didn’t actually need to attend any of them to learn and since he performs well in any class.
He was sitting on a rock and began skipping stones, pebbles rather, when a girl with hair dyed in all sorts of colors passed him by. He remembered someone describing their self like that. Someone named Koda.
“Hey, uhm, Koda, right?” He asked her when she passed him by.
“Fine.” She gave up, unable to think of another topic. “And whoever said that this was a matter of common sense? I simply felt like reading Ancient Greek in English.” She argued.
“Well, that’s true.” Lawrence agreed, slightly admitting defeat in their little debate. “Still, it would be easier for you to read it in Greek, don’t you think?”
“You’re seriously not going to drop that subject?” She chuckled a bit. “It’s not really something you should be thinking of. I just feel like it. It’s not like I’ve committed a taboo, right?” She raised her eyebrow.
“Unless you can come up with a better topic, we’re going to continue talking about this.” He said as his lips curled into a smile. “Well, wouldn’t it be common sense for a demigod to read Ancient Greek in Greek?” He asked.
Hey! I'm Jace, Cabin 1. Pleasure to meet you. Who are you?
Lawrence Colonel, cabin 6. *mumbles to himself: repeating myself over and over again is getting tiring*
Hi! I'm Koda, Cabin 17 (that's Morpheus). If you ever see a girl with rainbow-colored hair, that's me.
Welcome to camp! :]
Thanks. Lawrence Colonel, Cabin 6.
“I couldn’t care less about what the fuck is wrong with him, but his way of taking it out on others annoys me.” She said with a hint of annoyance in her voice. “Hmph. Just what you could expect from a son of Ares. Guess it runs in the family.” She said in addition. As much as she didn’t want to insult the guy without actually knowing him, she couldn’t help but feel annoyed, especially after giving advice which is rare for her.
“Well, if you look at it that way, then I guess you’re right, but it would be boring if there wasn’t any of the drama.” She said.
Lawrence looked at Riley and decided to drop the subject. “So, what were you doing reading Ancient Greek in English?” He asked, not knowing what else was there to talk about.
Brent grit his teeth, angered by the fact that she was right. “I think, you should butt out of my life because you don’t know what in Hades is going on.” He stood up, casting one last look at the spot where Drew was lying and bleeding, before walking away.
Lawrence looked at him as he walked away. He sighed and shook his head. “Well, he took it well.” He shrugged. “Seriously, people here at camp are too dramatic. It isn’t like camp anymore.” He added.