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Sean's a Closet Nerd

Chapter 16: Sean’s a Closet Nerd


Two weeks have passed since Sean “ratted” Andrew out about what he’s been doing. To be honest it wasn’t ratting him out, it was better for Sean to come out and tell someone about it instead of keeping it to himself. Actually new just got around the school that because of everything that’s happened the swim team couch, who is also the boys dorm resident director caught wind of everything that was going on and he pulled the title away from Andrew. He decided after try outs he was going to decide who the new captain would be for the team. I’ve been trying to convince Sean to go for it and that he would be an amazing captain but he just kept laughing it off saying “We’ll see if I even make it on the team first.”

Right now Sean and I are sitting with Toshiro in the cafeteria eating dinner. Lately we’ve been having Clary and Arianna joining us as well, but I think because it’s a Friday they said that they wanted to go with Liz into town and get something to eat.

“So what are your plans tomorrow?” Sean asked me and Toshiro, which he still refuses to give up on calling him snowflake. I think that Shiro is starting to get use to it. He doesn’t really get upset about it anymore.

“I think Mr. Kaisai wanted me to see how well the twins are on their own and he wants to be there to see it. He did say that you could have off tomorrow Sasuke if you wanted to.” Shiro mentioned as I put a fork full of pasta in my mouth.

“Oh okay.” I answered with my mouth full. I finished chewing and then swallowed before I continued to talk. “See what their skill level is by themselves and not just together.”

“That makes sense, considering every time I watch when you four train it’s always the same pairings for them.” Sean mentioned though he did keep quiet about it. We were all talking fairly quiet just so we didn’t have someone picking up on our conversation.

Shiro nodded though. “That’s the point. I’ve been having to give updates to your father and he wants to know who well they do on their own.”

“But don’t you need a break too?” I questioned. He’s been really busy lately. I know that he went back to Amoura last weekend to do something. He didn’t really have a chance to tell me what though. And I haven’t gotten up the courage to tell Sean about Amoura. Just because I haven’t been there yet myself, but by how mom and dad were talking it wasn’t going to be much longer that we were going to be here. I over heard them talking about how dad got an answer back about the house and they said it was ready to be moved into. But they haven’t told me to start packing up my room yet so I’m not too sure what’s going on with that. I know that considering that we’re all elementals that it just makes sense for us to move to Amoura, but what about the Snyder’s? Their mom was human.

“I’ll take a break on Sunday. Don’t worry about it. Sunday has pretty much become our rest day anyways.” Shiro chuckled.

I sighed and slouched in my chair a little bit. “Just don’t over to it.”

“And don’t turn the Hale and Tate into twinsicles.” Sean mentioned, which made all of us laugh a bit. “I’m finally starting to get use to their crazy blue hair.”

“You know they dye it right?” I chuckled.

“Thank you captain obvious.” He smirked back at me leaning on the table.

“Your welcome lieutenant sarcasm.” I came back.

“Any time comrade comeback.” He smiled at me and we started laughing again.

“I promise I won’t do that.” Shiro finally said after he let me and Sean have a little back and forth.

“So what are you up to tomorrow then?” Sean was asking me directly now.

“I’m not too sure really.” I answered truthfully. Other then the little bit of homework that I still needed to finish, but it wasn’t too bad.

“Wanna come with me into town then. There’s a new sports store opening up and I want to see if they have any new leggings. My old ones are on their last legs. The pun was really not intended.”

I couldn’t help but start to laugh a bit, “I think that the pun was completely intended.”

“Just answer the question before I kick you out of your chair.” He laughed a little himself and leaned back in his own chair taking his apple with him and taking a bite of it.

“Sure I’ll go with you.” I answered. “What time did you want to go?”

“I was thinking we can leave around nine in the morning. The store doesn’t open till then anyways and that way we’re not dragging ourselves out of bed just to get there early.” Sean mentioned as he rocked on the back legs of his chair.

“All four feet on the floor please Mr. Zimmer.” Mr. Wright said walking past us. Sean let his foot slip from the table and the front legs of his chair thunked back down on to the floor.

“All four feet on the floor please Mr. Zimmer.” Sean mimicked quietly before taking another bite out of his apple.

Toshiro and I laughed a bit and we continued to talk about random things till Sean was done then the three of us went back to the dorms. Sean’s actually been a lot happier since he was able to switch into a different room. The room he’s in is right next to mine and Toshiro’s. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder decided to not enroll Hale and Tate in school here considering that we were going to be going to Amoura at some point. I don’t really know when though. With having Sean back as a friend, I don’t want to leave him here alone. Maybe if I can talk with mom and dad…I’ll bring it up and see what happens. I still have to tell Sean about Amoura, I just don’t really know how to bring it up. Shiro’s been careful about not saying headmaster around Sean, which is nice of him, but he’s almost let it slip a couple of times. After we said good night Toshiro and I went into our room and I feel onto my bed.

“When do you plan on telling him that you may not be around much longer?” Toshiro asked as I looked up at the ceiling with my right arm resting on my forehead.

“I’m trying to figure out how to go about it. I guess the big thing is I don’t want to leave him here.” I sighed not looking away from the white ceiling.

“You know that humans aren’t allowed on Amoura.” He mentioned.

“Which is honestly one of the stupidest rules I’ve ever heard in my life. If someone you trust and is willing to keep it a secret and has proved that they can, then they should be welcome to come to Amoura. Like Mrs. Snyder, she should be allowed to live there even though she’s human. Her husband and sons are elementals.”

“I know…I know, but it’s not like it’s an easy fix. They Elder’s set the rules to help protect elementals for anyone or anything that’s out to harm us.” Toshiro reminded me.

“But that’s just it. Who’s out to get us? I haven’t seen a single person look at me like I’m a threat to life itself because I can control an element.” I mentioned. “Besides that was what in the dark ages? Would people really even think that elementals still exist. We’re just legends stuck in fairy tails…”

“But we still exist. That means that there’s still got to be people out there who are looking for Elementals. They want to discover the truth.” Shiro mentioned and I sighed a bit.

“You would think that if people like that still existed they would have already found the concentration of elementals here already? If those types of people still exist, then why…why hasn’t anything happened?” This is the first actual debate that Toshiro and I have had about something like this.

“I guess it’s just a safety procession as to why human’s aren’t allowed in Amoura.” Toshiro sighed and ran his fingers through his snow white hair.

It fell quiet between us. But times have changed. Rules can change can’t they? I thought as I laid there for a little longer before finally getting up and getting my homework. “So are you anxious for tomorrow?” I asked breaking the silence between us.

“I am a bit nervous. I haven’t gone against a light or dark elemental alone in a while. And I don’t think that they were using all the tricks they have up their sleeves.” Shiro mentioned as I looked over at him. He was thinking really hard I could tell.

“Are you trying to remember everything that a light elemental and a dark elemental can do?” I chuckled lightly as I broke out my homework for history.

“Yeah, but I’m having a hard time with it. Obviously not being my element I never really had to know it. Though it’s nice to know it’s not necessary and obviously I didn’t find it very necessary to remember theirs. I know that light elementals can hide in a blinding light and dark elementals can hide in shadows, but that’s really all I can remember other then what Hale and Tate have showed us.” His analyzing was fairly good, but that makes complete sense that you really only worry about your element and maybe the opposite of your element and learning the weakness to that element.

Now that I think about it being a moon elemental is really difficult. You essentially have to memorize every elements strengths and weakness and be able to adapt accordingly. I leaned back in my chair and I bit on the end of my pen.

“What are you thinking?” I looked over at Toshiro when he asked the question.

“Nothing really. Just memorizing all the different strengths and weakness of the different elements is a bit insane. It’s insane that dad’s done it.” I answered my voice muffled a bit from my pen in my mouth.

“He does have time on us though.” My white haired friend mentioned and I nodded.

“That’s true.” I smiled I still want to ask dad how old he is. Maybe I’ll do that the next time I see him. “Off the top of your head has my dad ever told you how old he is?” I asked Shiro as I went back to working on my homework.

He didn’t answer me back. “Shiro?” I looked up and he was fast asleep. I chuckled a bit and got up went over to him. I took the part of his blanket that was hanging off the bed and flipped it over him. He’s been pushing himself too hard I don’t blame him for falling asleep.

I stayed quiet as I worked on my homework. When I looked at my clock and saw it was close to 10 pm I decided to call is a night myself.

I slept like a rock because I don’t remember dreaming about anything. I got up with Toshiro and wished him luck. Sean wandered over before Shiro left and wished him luck too and to not over do it. Then we headed out ourselves.

“It’s really tempting to go and watch them isn’t it?” Sean asked which surprised me.

“Do you have that much fun watching us spar when you decide to come?” I questioned with a smile on my face.

“I do actually. It seems like fun and really I’m kinda jealous of all of you.” He said his smile fading a little.

“It’s not as fun as it looks. It’s a lot of physical and mental stress to use your element.” I mentioned.

“Yeah but being able to control an element just sounds really cool to me. Like you’re in Avatar the last air bender.” He instantly stopped and pointed at me. “Don’t you dare tell anyone that I just said that.”

“You watched Avatar the Last Air Bender?! Have you watched any type of anime before?” I asked surprised that I just caught him being a closet nerd.

“Swear to me that you don’t tell anyone?” He said holding out his hand.

We did our handshake and I nodded, “Promise.”

“Yes, I fucking love anime. I use to try to watch it as often as I could. But I really haven’t had that much time since school started this year.” He admitted.

We kept talking about the different animes that we’ve watched and that when the other got a chance should totally watch it so we could talk about it. It really helped pass the time and before we knew it we were at the new sports store. Sean instantly drug me to the swimming section and had me help him pick out new leggings.

“You should totally try out for the captain position. You would be ten times better of a captain then Andrew was going to be.” I brought up as he stepped behind the curtain of the changing room once more.

“I don’t know if that’s the best idea in the world. I’m not that great at giving people instructions or even being a leader for that mater.” He replied.

“It never hurts to give it a shot though. And you are a good leader, you just need to step up and do it. You’re a strong swimmer and you know what your doing. Besides your teaching me aren’t you?” I added in.

“But it’s not working. I can’t get you to float no matter what I do.” He sighed as he came out of the changing room fully dressed.

“It’s not your fault I can’t float. I’m sure that I’ll get it at some point.” I said as we walked to the registers considering that he picked out what he wanted.

“I’m not going to give up on that either. I’m determined to at least get you to float.” Sean snickered and elbowed me a little.

It’s getting closer to the try outs for the winter sports. Well it’s actually a week from Halloween this Saturday is Halloween it’s really exciting and I’m glad that the weather has been as warm as it has been.

“What are you thinking of doing for Halloween?” I asked changing the subject.

“I haven’t decided yet. I’ll probably just go to the Carlson’s and help pass out candy. I’m not too huge on Halloween anyways.” He mentioned as he paid for his new swim gear. “What about you?”

“Oh well…” I looked down at the ground as we left the place. “I’m not too sure what’s going on really.”

“Why so down all of a sudden? Do I need to torcher you through more floating training?” I looked up at him and couldn’t help but smile.

“Na, I was just thinking is all. What would you do if I just disappeared one day?” I asked him.

“Where are you going?” His expression on his face was confusion.

I quickly shook my head. “No, no, I’m not going anywhere, I just mean hypothetically like if something ever happened to me and I just disappeared into thin air.” I said trying to get around the question.

“That’s a hard one…if you came back randomly one day and we haven’t seen each other in a long time I would have to at least punch you in the face for leaving me behind and not even telling me where you went.” He said simply.

“W-why my face?!” I squeaked out.

“Fine I’ll punch your stomach that better?” He asked though neither of the options sounds all that fantastic to me.

“Fair enough.” I groaned a bit and he pushed me a little.

“I would try my best to try to find out where you went. You’re my best friend, you don’t think that I wouldn’t do whatever it takes to find you?” I was surprised by his answer, and he called me his best friend on top of it.

“I’m your best friend?” the words escaped my lips so quietly that I’m surprised that he was even able to hear me.

“Don’t get full of yourself now, just because I call you my best friend doesn’t mean I can’t pick on you from time to time.” He smirked.

“Don’t you pick on me enough when you try to teach me how to float?” I returned his smirk right back at him.

“Look just because you’re a rock in water doesn’t mean that I can’t have a little fun with it.” He responded shrugging it off like it was nothing.

“Well if you weren’t a fricking fish maybe we would be on the same level in the water.” Wow that sounded terrible, why to make an epic comeback there me.

Sean just started laughing. He was laughing so hard we had to stop walking because he was clutching his stomach. “I’m sorry…that was just too funny...” He said calming down and wiping the tears from his eyes. “Sasuke, even if I wasn’t as good as I am at swimming, I would still be able to swim so much better then you it’s ridiculous.”

I felt my face heat up with embarrassment and he patted me on the back. I looked up at him and his hand slipped from my back and he tapped my forehead and continued to walk. “Don’t get flustered over it little one. This fish will do the impossible and give you gills at some point.”

Ha! I’d like to see that.” I laughed as I caught up with him. It was nice to have him back as a friend. We went to his foster parent’s house and I was asked to hold the baby and she farted on me and I didn’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do. According to Sean I wasn’t holding her right and that I should have been holding most of her weight on my hip instead of on my arm. Sean and his foster parents got a good laugh out of my reactions. But it was a fun time. It was nice to get to know Sean more and to see him open up.

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