Monday. One of the most dreaded days of the week. Not just for high schoolers, but for adults going to work as well. The only reason no one has done away with monday is because tueday would be twice as bad as Monday.
However, today was a rather nice monday. Nice cool breeze, bright blue sky, and the sun didn't feel like it was trying to burn off your skin. Early in the morning it was rather cool too. Elycia hadn't been able to figure out how to get back to her normal size by monday, and her mom had signed her up for mage classes in school, so she had to go as she was. Though she had to get a new wardrobe, her mother went out and bought her some nice clothes to wear for the week.
So when ELycia walked into school, and ducked under the doorframe she drew a great many stares. Not just because of her height either. Despite being dressed rather conservatively in a blaser, button up shirt and long pants, her figure was still quite noticeable. This drew many murmers among the various people, while glancing at her. Many of them saying 'Is that a succubus?' 'She's huge!' 'Wonder what she did to end up with that body of hers.' And many more flattering and unflattering things. She drew her bookbag in front of her and hugged it before Erika walked up to her and hugged her tightly, followed by Adam and Cory.
"It's okay, Elycia. We're right here." Erika said, with Adam and Cory nodding towards her.
Someone apparently heard the name and turned towards her. "Elycia?" It was Talazia, once of Elycia's new friends. The woman was stunning. Blonde, blue eyed, 6'2" tall, and had a voluptuous body that was so close to perfect, many swore she had plastic surgery. Especially since she was entirely human. "You certainly look....different than the last time. Oh right, you're a succubus." She didn't even sound judgmental. That was always one good mark for Talazia. "So if you changed over the weekend, that means you'll be in the mage class that's starting up this week." Talazia crossed her arms under her breasts in thought.
Right then, a familiar voice spoke from behind Talazia. "Yeah, she'll be in our class, Talazia." It was Synestria. Elycia smiled as Synestria always seemed to turn up when she needed her most. "Adapting okay, Elycia?" Syn said with a calm smile.
"Barely, Syn. I had my first change yesterday. It was....sorta surreal to be sitting there watching the room get smaller." Elycia said smirking to Erika and Adam....who chuckled.
"Well, that's what the class is for. I did say you'll have to be careful around sex, and I'm sure your mother reinforced it, or told you first." Syn takes a deep breath. "You'er still going to have to find a way to control your intake, or you'll be taking most of your classes outside." Elycia seemed to tilt her head at Syn, before Talazia spoke up.
"Succubi absorb sexual energy, Elycia. They can bring it in from a certain radius around them, but direct application gets the most energy." Talazia explains. "We can explain the rest in class, Elycia. We have few notes on Succubi, but you're the only one there is in this area.....that we know of." Talazia then smiles. "We'll just say that we'd like to help you 'develop'."
Synestria chuckles at Talazia. "Talazia....lets explain everything in class. We'd like her to keep some secrets." She then looks to Elycia. "Talazia and I have been looking for a lab partner too. And uhm....when you start the mage classes, they take over your daily schedules, but they won't take you out of the lunch period you have." She then looks to Erika, Adam and Cory. "Be ready to cut her some slack guys. This'll be new to her, compared to people who have been doing this for a while. It'll be very stressful." She then squeezes Erika on the shoulder, as if she knows something before she walks away with Talazia along side.
Elycia watches Syn walk away, and looks to Erika. "Something wrong, hun?" Erika smiles to Elycia. "Ian tried to get back into the house." Cory turns his head to Erika, apparently this was the first he heard of it, since he stayed over Erika's. "The alarm went off, and dad spotted him running back for his home. he called the police, but they said 'without evidence, they can't do anything'. Even with a broken window." Erika sighed a bit. "And Cory, Mom and Dad want to talk to your parents. They seem to have a gut feeling about something."
Cory looked at Erika for a good few seconds before he simply said "Thanks Erika. I'm gonna try and stay at your house until Ian heads back to college. And the semester's starting soon." He says, just as the first bell rings. And off to class they go.
Elycia happens to find Synestria and Talazia waiting for her as she starts to search for her classroom. "Oh! Hey guys. We're going to the same class, right?" Syn smiles. "Yup. Just waiting for first bell." She says gesturing for Elycia to follow her.
While talking to Elycia and Talazia, Synestria leads her out of the school, but towards a nearby little copse of trees, only about ten feet wide squared. But inside of the trees, there would be an empty space....for non-awakened people. Elycia, however, saw something different. "How long as that door been there?"
This causes Talazia to smile, and Synestria to giggle. It's Synestria who explains though. "That just proved to us that you've been awakened, Elycia. If you weren't.....you wouldn't see the door." She then makes a bit of a face. "Must be tied to.....no matter."
Elycia tilted her head. "you say something, Synestria?"
"Yeah. You weren't awakened before, Elycia. You've been back here....walked right by the door without even acknowledging it. Even walked through it. As well as other tests I've shown you....you weren't awakened for each of them. I'm thinking your recent awakening is tied to you receiving your 'marks'." She says pointing to Elycia's shoulders.
"Does that mean Cory could be awakened too?" Elycia said softly, and Synestria looked to Elycia. "he has the marks too?" Elycia nodded. "I'll look into him then. For now, lets start your classes."
Elycia walked through the door and....immediately threw up into a nearby trash bin. The sudden crushing feeling of magic all around her caused her nervousness and adrenaline to purge her breaskfast. She was even shaking from the feeling.
Synestria and Talazia were next to her as others looked towards Elycia with a bit of sorrow, and some amusement. "Looks like another newly awakened. Wonder how long she'll last." "A bit tall isn't she?" "She has horns, and a tail....she's a succubus!" "What? Here? Aren't they rare?" Were some of the questions around the rather lovely marble hallway that had onyx lockers that were a lot bigger than they looked. None of the lockers had combination locks, but when the student assigned to them touched it, the door opened.
"Oh dear." Talazia said. "Recently awakened. that means we need to take you to the nurse. I'll tell the mistress that you'll be late, Elycia." She says walking off, and Synestria half lifts, half carries Synestria to the nurses office. Elycia didn't even have half a thought to give to wonder HOW Synestria is this strong.
Going to a side hallway, Synestria carries Elycia into the nurse's office, where the nurse, a rather young looking woman with black hair, tanned skin and a slender figure looks over to find Synestria and smiles. "Really looking to rack up the nursing points, Syn? Who's this one?"
Synestria looks to the nurse and smiles. "She's a friend of mine, Jamie. She's Elycia Kreiger." Jamie the nurse, wrinkles her forehead at Syn, then looks to Elycia who was breathing rather erratically. "She's a.....oh god, she doesn't have her wards up yet. How newly awakened is she?"
"About a week? She said she had her first transformation yesterday." Syn admitted.
"Oh no. I'll have a talk with her teacher. Wonder why Suzanne never taught her." Jamie said, and Syn looekd at her strangely. "you know her mom?" Jamie smiled. "She's an old friend of mine. Very....close. When Fitz came into the picture, I had to get away from him....and her.
"Suzanne threw Fitz out of the house. And Elycia's father reappeared." Synestria smiles. "She also said something about Her friend Cory being an Incubus. Unfortunately, he has a very passive-agressively abusive older brother in Ian."
Jamie laughs. "Alex is back huh? So I'll rank that up there as being 'distracted'. My brother was always a free spirit, and can be devoted, but talk of marriage makes him bored. I'm glad he's back." She then reaches over. "You're gonna have to help me with this, Syn. Put your hand here." She says putting Syn's hand, flat on Elycia's belly button. A few spidery words later and Elycia's horns begin to glow with a strange light......and Elycia sits BOLT upright.
"Wh-wha....the hell's going on?" Elycia says as another woman comes in, with her black hair in a bun, glasses, stern face. She would be considered beautiful, if it wasn't for that perpetual fron she had on her face. "Ah....here you are, Miss Kreiger. I had been expecting you in my office a half an hour ago. What ARE you doing in here?"
"Lady Xantha....Elycia's in here because of the guardians of the school. She didn't have any personal defenses up to keep them away." Syn says with a bit of relief.
"Indeed?" The woman named Xantha says as she adjusts her glasses. "mmm...it is true. The only wards I see upon her are recently erected. She has a long way to go then, but, I'll make sure she is safe here." She then turned to the side. "Lord Rannik...."
Both Jamie and Syn gasp as she utters that name, while Elycia looks a little confused, especially at Xantha actions. then all of the color drains from her face as an 8 foot tall, black cloaked figure in armor seems to appear out of nowhere behind Xantha.
"Lord Rannik. This is Elycia Kreiger." Xantha explains and the cloaked figures red eyes peer towards Elycia......and despite how much fear she had in her chest....and in the pit of her stomach.....she stared back into Rannik's glowing red eyes. She could feel his eyes peer deep into her soul, into her very being.
But it lasted only a moment.
"Yes." Said a voice that seemed to emenate from another plane, rather than the armored being in front of Elycia. "She will not be harmed while in this realm. She shall also be protected."
Xantha seemed to look confused for a moment. "I....simply needed to give her permission to come study here."
"And so she shall. She is no danger to anyone, unless they endanger her or her loved ones. She is under my protection. So sayeth Lord Rannik, Knight of this Holy grove." He then steps to the side and disappears.
Elycia lets out a breath and takes a few deep ones to steady herself....as does Syn and Jamie. Elycia has never seen Synestria afraid.....and she was there. Xantha just shudders before looking to Elycia. "Well.....it seems everything is order, Miss Kreiger. I am Lady Xantha, the headmistress of the arcane school here. if you need anything, feel free to ask. For now, good day."
Elycia watches as the woman walks away and Syn seemed rather relieved. "Elycia....you're in Lord Rannik's home. There's many more levels to this, but Lord Rannik is a Death Knight. An old holy order of knights that used to protect the land. Seems he's bound to this realm here, but he has never offered to protect a succubus.....ever. Maybe he sees something special in you."
Elycia shakes her head. "Lets see how special. At least I don't feel like I'm going to cough up my heart anymore." She then smiles to Jamie. "I'll say hi to mom for you, ma'am." and off they went to class.
Once there, the teacher taught Elycia, with Synestria's and Talazia's help, how to put up personal wards, which was pretty easy. The next step was to enchant her own clothes, since it was expensive to get a second wardrobe, and maddening to carry it around. They spent most of the morning getting the hang of enchanting Elycia's clothes. During her time learning, she found that, no matter how hard she tries, her clothes rarely stayed the same when they were put on. Usually turning into something that shows off more skin, or her body more, than the original version, no matter how conservative she wore it.
Lunchtime came around and Elycia went to lunch with her friends in the school. Synestria and Talazia joined her this time to meet Adam, Erika and Cory. But she found a couple more guys there. Erika was leaning against Adam, and Cory was sitting next to them while these two guys, one guy a blonde guy that looked pretty good, and the other, a nice looking guy with shirt brown hair seemed to talk to Erika. they both looked up to see Elycia, Talazia and Synestria walking up, and smiled a bit broader at both Talazia and Elycia.
"Good morning ladies." Said the blonde. but Elycia just waved to him. "Hey Erika. We still running over to Adam's house after school?"
"Yeah." Erika said. "More comfy chairs there." She was idly stroking Adam's arm as he ate lunch.
Then Cory spoke up. "Hey Ely. Brian and James here wanted to meet you earlier, but they couldn't catch you." Both guys turned red at Cory calling them out, but Cory smirked at them. "you'd be outed one way or another guys. Elycia Kreiger, Talazia Silvermoon, Synestria. This is Brian and James." Elycia smirked at bit at them. "Aren't you guys with the football team?"
Brian seemed to perk up at that. "So you recognize us then?"
"Yeah." Elycia said. "Starting quarterback and his best receiver. So....why're you coming around now of all times?" Talazia smirked a bit at James, who seemed to blush.
"Uhm.....well yeah. Who hasn't?" Elycia does look over Brian, still wondering why he's there.
Talazia finally chuckles. "I think Brian's trying to work up the nerve to ask you out, ELycia." James starts to laugh at that. Brian turns beet red in the face.
Elycia raises her eyebrows, looks to Talazia, then to Brian. "Is it true?"
Brian quietly nods his head. "When you walked into school earlier you seemed....."
"Like I had big boobs." Elycia said with a laugh. Brian thunks his head on the table. "Mmmmm...."
"I can't say yes, Brian, because I barely know you. But I also can't simply say no on that basis either, Brian. So, rather than simply saying no. How about hanging out with us for a while, and see if I'm the girl you're looking for, hun." She then pats Brian on the hand.
James smiles up to Talazia before looking to Elycia. "Brian noticed you before, Elycia, but he's really really shy around girls." he then chuckles. "Which is not what anyone expects from the starting quarterback. He saw that Talazia and I had been dating for a while, so he wanted to get the courage to ask you out, Elycia."
Elycia smiles to James. "Thanks James" She then looks up to Talazia. "you two are dating? Why didn't you tell me?"
Talazia shrugged. "James and I had been friends for a long time. Someone asked us if we were dating one time we were hanging out....we looked at each other, shrugged and said 'yeah. why not?' been dating ever since. We don't advertise it. He's got his circle, I've got mine. We usually talk on the phone at the end of the day to talk about our day. I trust him. He trusts me. That's all we really need."
Elycia smiles to Talazia, then looked to James. "You guys have a great relationship." She then winks and starts to eat her own food. Brian still seems mortified.
James shakes his head at Brian. "You need to calm down, man. You two just need to get to know each other, Brian." Brian lifts his head and smiles.
Elycia smiles. "Just treat me like another person, Brian. it's why I said we should get to know each other. Other than what we look like on the outside. Besides...my body changes." She then winks as the bell rings.
And with that, they head back to class. Elycia was helped by Synestria and Talazia to finish up Elycia's ability to enchant her clothes. Thankfully, Elycia was a very quick study when it came to enchanting her own clothes. She just hoped her clothes would remain in school code when they were enchanted.
Once school was over, Elycia got her ride home with her father, and walked over to Adam's house. She waved to his parents in the living room, who were watching TV, and made her way downstairs. Where she found Erika and Adam together on the loveseat, snuggling against each other. ELycia couldn't help but rib them. "Glad to see you were able to control yourselves long enough for me to get here."
Erika and Adam chuckled among themselves. "Yeah. We tried to be careful for you." Erika says before she smooched Adam's lips. "So how was your first day in mage school?" She says getting up.
"Exhausting but worth it." Elycia says sitting on a recliner. "Learned how to enchant my clothes so when I 'grow' I won't tear my clothes off anymore."
"Awww....and I was so hoping to see you naked." Erika teases. "Let me get us some snacks, guys." She says striding her way and bouncing up the stairs.
Adam watches Erika and chuckles a bit. "I have no idea how it happened, Elycia."
Elycia snickers at Adam. "Hun, she and I both know you're a great guy. She's just a little more sexually active than I am."
Adam blushes. "I meant besides that, Lyce."
Elycia giggles. "hun, you should be proud of what you have, and I'm not talking about how big your cock is. Though it helps." She then winks. "You're a great guy. It just didn't work out between us....at least at first." She then winks to him. "Erika's building up your confidence though."
Adam blushes a little. "You noticed that, hmm?"
Elycia nods. "Mmhmm. She stopped teasing you, and now you're walking with a bit more swagger. Girls have noticed." She then winks. "Myself as well, obviously. Keep it up, hun."
Adam nods quietly as Erika comes back down. "Here we go." She says as she seems to get a little close to Elycia. Elycia does notice, and looks to Adam, who either doesn't seem to notice, or doesn't mind.
Elycia shakes her head as Erika walks away and leans against Adam again, nudging him with her shoulder. Erika smiles, and Adam returns the smile as Elycia turns on the TV. "Did Cory head to your house, Erika?"
Erika looks over. "Yeah. Said he needed some alone time, and wanted to work on his homework. At least he's opening up a little, but he's not going to do it with Ian around."
"I agree." Adam says. "Even I can tell that guy's a jerk....meaning Ian. But we've known it for years. He can be charming to people he just met....and who don't know what he is."
"I know." Erika says. "I nearly fell for that slimeball." Elycia turns her head to Erika and looks at her. And Erika shrugs. "Like I said, I didn't know how he was. I'm just glad I got away from him before I did something stupid, like sleep with him." She then shudders.
Elycia nods a bit. "Yeah, he can be charming at first. He tried me too." And now Erika and Adam look at Elycia. She then chuckles. "I had been hanging out with Cory for a while, and suddenly, Ian decides that we should be friends too. Apparently he expected me to 'forget' all those years where he just casualy beat on Cory, called him worse things on a daily basis, then went to find him to 'play', only to abuse him some more. That man has a sick sense of humor." She then shakes her head. "Well....we won't have to deal with him much longer, I hope."
Erika chuckles and nods. "Well, let's not dwell on him. We've got more important things to do. Like hang out." She then chuckles. "Oh, yeah. Did you want to head to the movies this weekend, Elycia? We could head to the new theater and go on a double date. You could head there with Brian and we'd go to keep you two out of trouble."
Elycia laughs. "you just want to see me with the quarterback of the football team, Erika." She then thinks. "Speaking of which. I HAVE to ask for my own curiosity. Are you two exclusive to each other, or is it open? I'm guessing it's open considering how you two.....asked each other out."
Erika laughs at Elycia. "We didn't really talk about it." She then looks to Adam. "Are we open?"
Adam looks to Erika. "Sure. I trust you." And that makes Erika blush brightly.
"Okay...and thank you." Erika says before looking to Elycia with a bright grin.
Elycia snerks and rolls her eyes. "God you two make my teeth hurt."
Erika and Adam both laugh at Elycia.
"But, you're happy, and that's what matters." Elycia says as she stretches out on the recliner.
To be continued......