The sun was setting as the bullet train cut through the dying light. Inside of it was a man named Sentouki, a young, hot headed 19 year old who was traveling to the country of Redstar to attend the world private renown magic college, Mystix Academy. While he didn't care for the thought of attending a school specifically for magic users, he knew that his family has been attending this school for many generations before him because of the strong magic that ran through his family.
Sentouki could hear his heart pounding in his ears as he watched the open space pass him with heavy eyes. He nervously clutched at his Make Out Monday T-Shirt as he closed his eyes and let him mind roam. He had passed the exam by some miracle, or by his family's influence but what if he couldn't keep up with the lessons? What if his school smarts just aren't enough? All of these thoughts whirled in his head until he felt the vehicle jolt to a stop, making him hit his head against the glass of his window. He held his head groaning as the overhead speakers announced the stops name, Mystix Academy.
Sentouki felt his heart jump as grabbed his belongings with shaking hands and quickly got off the train. He looked ahead at the massive school and stood there in awe. He wasn't expecting much of this school, but it certainly was big. The school loomed over him. As he looked around, He saw the outline of a floating island against the sunset, A large clock tower that read 8: 15, an open yard with what looked like some students with an assortment of glowing wands slicing through the blackening surrounding and a brightly lit building with a paper sign hung in front of it that read "New Student Registration" in bright neon letters. He took another quick look back to where the students practiced and swallowed down his anxiety.
"Maybe this place won't be too bad..." He whispered to himself as he tightened the grip on his baggage and took a large breath before going to the brightly lit building, squinting as he got closer so his eyes could adjust.
As soon as he got to the building, he was greeted with a warm smile from a tall and slender man with large pointed ears. He was wearing a beautiful white kimono with black and gold accents matching his eyes. His hair was grey and faded into black and was pulled back into a neat looking bun. "Welcome to Mystix Academy." His voice was warm and quite inviting. "May I have your name?"
Sentouki took a breathe to calm himself before answering. "Sentouki. Sentouki Arata." He watched as the silver haired bob cat clicking on his board.
"Arata... Arata..." He furrowed his brow in frustration for a second before perking his ears up and smiling to Sentouki "I found you!" He put down the board and shuffled through a box next to him and pulled out a small blue box bearing the schools emblem with Sentouki's name right under it. He placed it on the counter between the two as he began to make strange markings on his board. "Welcome to Mystix Academy, Mr. Arata. In this box, you will find a map to all of the schools facilities, your schedule, uniform, dorm key, the usual welcoming box stuff. Your Dorm number is... 4556. Would you like me to mark it on your map?"
"No, no. I should be able to find it on my own." Sentouki gave a small and nervous smile "Thank you though." He slung one of his bags over his arm to make room for the welcoming box. He gave a quick wave to the receptionist and quickly made his way to an empty area to sort his stuff out. He pulled out his map and searched for his dorm number. He was able to find it relatively quickly, as he hastily made his way to find his room.
Sentouki wandered along his figured route as he felt a smile grow on his face. He started to day dream about what his room mates might be like. Will they be nice? Will they all be guys? What will they look like? Will they all be freshmen? Before Sentouki could realize it, he found himself in an unknown area. He quickly looked at his map and tried to decipher where he was. He didn't recognize any of it. "Just how far did I go?!" he hissed to himself in frustration. "All these halls looked the same!" He finally figured out he was in a schooling building away from the dorms. He audibly groaned and started tracing his steps back, staring intently at his map to keep himself focused.
It didn't take him long before he made his way back to the dorm area. He sighed in relief and checked which dorm hall he was in. He looked at the closest door that wore a plaque reading 0101. Sentouki stared at it a moment before sliding down the wall in frustration. "How many dorms does this school even need?!" He started fiddling with the screen on his mapping device to try scrolling to where he should be. As soon as he touched the screen it started going fuzzy and glitching out, making his destination and his own location jump to random areas. "Oh come ooon." He whined as he put the device away in his bag and rested his head between his knees.
The door next to him clicked open as a slightly tall and thin, almost feminine figure with slightly wavy, sky blue hair that reached a little past his shoulders and a large pink shirt that easily reached down to his knees walked out of the door and poked his head back in. "I'll be back in a little Blu!" He closed the door and turned back to notice Sentouki looking up at him in a daze with wide blue eyes and slightly pink cheeks. "Oh, Hello!" He bent down to Sentouki's level with a large excited smile. "What are you doing here? I wasn't told of a third room mate."
Sentouki took a second before he registered that the blue haired boy was talking to him. "Oh! I'm sorry!" He shot up quickly in an attempt to regain his composure. "I was looking for my dorm and I got a little lost... And my mapping device is busted to so..."
"Oh? That's rough buddy." He giggled as he rose to meet Sentouki's eyes. "Well what number are you?"
"4556." Sentouki replied coolly.
"Your pretty far then..." He twirled his hair around his finger as he checked Sentouki from head to toe. He pulled his hand from his hair and clapped his hands together with a big smile. "Tell you what! You help me and I'll get you to your dorm. Deal?"
"Well wait what do you need me to help you with?" Sentouki asked a bit apprehensive.
"I just need a big strong man to help me carry a new television to my room. You seem like you could do that pretty well." He smiled with a hint of a flirty tone in his voice. "Come on. It'll be real quick."
"A-alright!" Sentouki said with an excited smile. It always made him feel good when people would compliment him, especially if it has to do with his appearance. "Let's go then!"
"Great! We have to go to room 0011." He said as he grabbed onto Sentouki's sleeve and started gently tugging on it. "I already talked to them and they said we can have it."
"Alright... Hey by the way, I never got your name." Sentouki followed keeping in pace with the blue haired boy to preserve his sleeve.
"Oh my gosh your totally right! I'm sorry." he laughed still keeping the same quick pace. "My name is Pixel! And you?" He smiled back at Sentouki.
"My name is Sentouki." He replied copying Pixel's smile. "So uh how far is--"
"Here's their room!" Pixel interrupted as he proceeded to open the door and call inside. "Passy! we're heeeere!~"
Sentouki cocked his head in confusion. "Passy?"
"I believe he means me." A very tall white haired person with squarish glasses stood in the door way with a somewhat annoyed look in their eye. He looked much older than Sentouki and much more mature. "And I've told you Pixel--"
"Pixey. Call me Pixey." Pixel interrupted him.
"No. I've told to my name is Pascal." He looked past the whining male who was now clinging to him and insisting he calls him Pixey, to Sentouki. "And you are?"
"Sentouki. I said I'd help him if he'd help me to my room."
"I'm so sorry." Pascal said with an empathetic tone as he wriggled away from Pixel and quickly went back into his room. A minute later he came back out pushing out an older looking television. "Now please Pixel do not touch this one and mess with the circuit board.
"Thank you Passyyyy!!" Pixel squeezed the older man around his stomach with a huge smile. Pascal was quick to push him of with a slight grunt to acknowledge his thanks as he went back inside with a yawn. "Let's go Senny! You gotta push it for me."
"Oh uh Sure.... Wait Senny?"
"Yes!" He giggled as he skipped on ahead to his room. Sentouki was too worn out to even question why he'd call him that. He followed behind slowly and slumped against the wall when he finally got the television to it's destination as pixel hopped in place impatiently. "Okay so now follow me to your room!" He skipped ahead giggling loudly.
Sentouki just watched for a minute as the blue haired boy played in the hall as tiredness had started settling in. He begrudgingly pulled himself up to his feet and scooped his belongings. He slowly started to follow Pixel. (How is he so excited?) Sentouki thought to himself as he watched him. (All I want to do is crash in bed.)
It was about half past two in the morning when the duo finally got to their destination. Although to Sentouki it felt like an eternity. Between how tired he was, Pixel taking him to every other room besides 4556 to say hi, Pixel's constant giggling, and the fact that people would come out from their rooms just to tell them, or more Pixel, to keep it down, he couldn't wait to get there.
"All right! Room 4556! We're here!" Pixel exclaimed with his arms in the air. "I'm really sorry to just leave you and run but I gotta get back to my brother Blu. He gets lonely very easily and it may take me a bit to get back. I'll see you some other time though Senny! Bye!"
Before Sentouki could even reply, Pixel was already running down the hall back to where they came from. He took out his key and slowly unlocked the door. (I wonder what my roommates are like...) Sentouki thought as he entered his room with a yawn making his eyes tear up slightly. He opened his eyes and immediately felt a rush of excitement waking his body up as he dropped his baggage onto the floor next to him.
He was shocked at what he saw. Even though the room was dark, the moon light showered the room in a silver light making many of the features visible. The first thing he noticed was the large window that spread across mostly all of the farthest wall from him. Through the window was the school's huge courtyard with blooming trees and flowers of different variants and a beautiful fountain in the middle with water spray that created a rainbow in the light. Sentouki took a few steps towards the middle of the room and felt a sudden lack of ground under his foot. He made a panicked yelp as he fell forward into a warm pool of water with a loud splash. He scrambled to pull his lower half out of the water as he situated himself on the edge of the pool. He sat there a few moments to try to gather his surroundings before standing up. He realized it wasn't a pool he fell into, but more of a tunnel. He inspected it's size and came to the conclusion that it was really narrow, yet deep. It soaked up to the bottom of his T-shirt and would have probably gotten even higher if he didn't catch himself on the other side of the trench. Sentouki stripped himself of his wet clothing and started digging through his bag to change before he did any more investigation.
"Hello? Is someone here?..." called out a small and cautious voice, followed by a slight creak from a door behind Sentouki, so small he couldn't hear it. An average sized male snuck out from behind the safety of the door and sped to behind the couch to get a closer look at the intruder. The hiding male was shaking slight but quickly and skillfully tackled Sentouki to the ground, pinning him so he can't move.
"Hey! Woah What the heck I'm trying to change?!" Sentouki squirmed in a panic under the light figure trying to quickly pull on his pajama pants.
"Who are you?!" They yelped with a shake in their voice. "What are you doing in our dorm?! How'd you get in here?!"
"With the dorm key?! I live here?!!" Sentouki threw the figure off of him and spun to see the assailant as they flipped the lights on. He groaned and covered his eyes and waited for them to adjust before looking back up. When he did, he saw a thin figure with messy white hair that stuck out everywhere standing in a somewhat startled pose and large feathered wings spread out. His eyes were huge and very striking to Sentouki, one of them was as blue as the ocean, and one was as red as a fiery volcano. He wore a white shirt with a heart and a cartoon fish inside the heart and plain purple pajama pants.
"With the dorm key?" His voice still sounded apprehensive but he lowered his wings and straightened his back. "You live here?"
"Yes I do!" Sentouki screeched. "And you attacked me!"
"Wait... wait wait wait is your name Sentouki?" His eyes filled with curiosity as he looked at him from head to toe.
"Tell me your name and I'll tell you mine!"
The white haired angel crossed his arms with a sigh. "My name is Tenshi Shizuha. And you?"
"....Sentouki Arata." He answered reluctantly with a bit of a scowl. (What a way to be welcomed...)
"You are Sentouki?!" He ran to Sentouki grabbing his hands with a big smile, breaking Sentouki's scowling into a shy blush. "I'm so sorry Sentouki. It was so late I figured you were coming in tomorrow."
"It's.... It's fine... uhm..... Is attacking like an angel thing or?..."
"No no." Tenshi wore a worried expression. "I apologize about that. I... I thought you were someone else near us...."
"Okay so... that won't be like an every day thing?..."
"As long as you don't come home late again." Tenshi giggled.
"R-right.... So is it just you and me?" Sentouki looked around the dorm curiously. "And what's with the pools?"
"There are 3 others besides us. Triton, Tamia, and Taupe. It's really late now and they're all sleeping so you can meet them tomorrow, okay? Tenshi smiled warmly as he flicked his wings as some feathers fall from them. "Oh! I'm guessing you fell into the pool huh?"
"Yeah I did, isn't that just a little dangerous to have open trenches like that?"
"Well we don't really have a choice. But we have a solution!" Tenshi said as he made his way to the dining table. He grabbed what looked like a bracelet and gave it to Sentouki. "If you wear this around your ankle, you'll be able to walk over the trenches without falling in!" he explained as he demonstrated to Sentouki.
"Well that's useful... Thanks." Sentouki slid it on and tried it with a smile. "That's kinda awesome.... How's it work?"
"Something about electromagnetics?" Tenshi giggled. "Anyway, Sentouki. You must be beat. We don't have classes until Tuesday so I can give you a tour an introduce you to our other roommates tomorrow if you like."
"Thank you. That'd be great." Sentouki gave a small, tired smile before suppressing a yawn.
"Let me help you with your bags." He offered as he scooped up some of Sentouki's bags. "Your room is this to the right of the window wall." He gestured to the door as he opened it for Sentouki to enter. The room was a white and medium sized with a full size bed in tucked in the corner and a large desk in the other corner "It may not look like much now, but your allowed to decorate as you like! As long as it isn't permanent. But we can worry about all of that tomorrow." He gently placed Sentouki's bags next to his desk and stretched out his back and wings with a yawn. "If you need anything during the night, I'm right across from you, on the other side of the window."
"Alright. Thank you Tenshi." Sentouki smiled from under his covers at him already half asleep.
"Goodnight Sentouki" Tenshi chuckled as he quietly closed Sentouki's door and proceeded to his room to go back to sleep.
Sentouki snuggled down into his bed with a soft smile, excited about what tomorrow may bring for him.