Grayson Ioma
I guess this will do
Mon Jan 1, 2018 21:44

Grayson had never been very good at self-deception, and so unfortunately it came as no surprise when he received an acceptance letter to Rocky Mountain International. He had been half hoping all the strange things that had been happening around him were explainable oddities, or at the very least his older brother, Hunter. But when Hunter went off to this “school of magic” and the odd things didn’t stop happening, the scrawny ten-year-old was forced to face the reality that he was to be plagued with magic of his own.

Now that he was eleven, Grayson was less distressed at the idea of magic than he had been. While he probably would have been very happy to ignore Hunter’s magic and spend his life buried in math and science, as he had in school so far, he had to admit the thought of learning something entirely new was kind of exciting. And hearing Hunter talk about the classes reassured the freckled brown-haired boy that there might be some rhyme and reason behind the madness.

Hunter seemed to really love it at RMI though, and that was potentially a problem. It wasn’t that Grayson didn’t get along with his older brother, it was just that they didn’t have that many overlapping interests, and when one of them liked something the other tended to dislike it, and vice versa. So rather than instantly say yes as his brother had when their parents asked if he wanted to go, he had wanted to see the place for himself, first.

So now here he was, getting a tour of a secret underground school of magic. He wasn’t sure if it was unimaginably absurd, or the most amazing thing that had ever happened to him. He was forced to wonder if it was possible for it to be both.

Eventually they came back to the diner which… was also a train? Again Grayson couldn’t tell if it was amazing or absurd and was forced to consider that it might be both.

“Each of you enjoy a snack and then work together to construct a well-planned uprising.”

Grayson boggled and watched the old man totter off to a corner, muttering to himself the whole way. Come up with a plan to seize control of the secret underground magical stronghold? What a truly, utterly, completely fascinating concept.

Forgetting the snacks completely, he turned to the prospective next to him and mused aloud “I suppose the most important thing in a place like this is to make sure nobody could escape, yeah? Probably any plan to take control should start with blowing up that elevator we came in on, don’t you think?”

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