Raja Nazari-Richards
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:07

Out of the corner of his eye, Raja saw motion in the pool. That wouldn’t have been weird, except he was pretty sure that there wasn’t anybody in the pool right now. He hadn’t seen anybody come in since he’d gotten here, and he’d been here long enough that nobody would’ve been able to hold their breath long enough to hide this whole time. So what was the deal?

Raja took a few tepid steps closer to the pool and leaned over the edge to try to get a better look. Yup, definitely motion down there. Squinting to see through his reflection, what he discovered surprised him so much that stumbled backward. Fish? In the pool?

A lot of weird things seemed to happen at RMI, but this was definitely odd even by this school’s standards. Who would do this? And, more importantly, why? Raja liked a good joke, definitely, but he was baffled by whatever prankster had accomplished this fishy feat.

His secondary reaction was a pang of homesickness and regret for not having a fishing rod at school. Raja took somewhat regular fishing trips with his dad when the weather allowed it, scooting up to a nice, quiet lake near where Don had grown up. Those adventures were more about the company than the activity, but the Aquila did find at a young age that he really liked fishing. Of course, he realized a moment later, he had no idea what kind of fish these particular pool-inhabiting ones were, or if maybe they were somebody’s pets or something, so he didn’t know if they would’ve been good to catch anyway.

Ah well. Not willing to find out the hard way, Raja gathered up his things and started to head out. As he neared the doorway, he passed someone coming the opposite direction. “I wouldn’t swim today, if I were you,” he commented lightly, and that was the extent of his concern about the situation.

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