✶Starveil Academia✶ It was a bright and dazzling day. The sky was almost unnaturally blue and white puffy clouds looked as though they were painted in water colour. It was late summer, and while it was a pleasantly warm day, a gentle wind did occasionally hint toward the coming of fall. So too did the brown-tinged leaves hidden in the trees, only visible if one were to look hard enough. It was on this day that twelve youths, all currently blessed by one of the chosen Zodiacs would begin their life at Starveil Academia.♓ Akira Ishihara ♓ The room reminded Akira of a hotel. It looked clean and proper with neat furniture and not a shred of individuality. If anyone had lived here, every remnant of their life had been removed. It was an oval shaped room, with four doors in four “corners” and a large window directly across from the door. Looking around, Akira surmised he was the first to arrive. It didn’t take long to notice he was the only person in the Common Room and he could see no sign of luggage or hints that someone had previously been there only to have left the room. The boy gave a shrug, perhaps they had further to travel. He left his single large brown suitcase not far from the door and began a slow walk around the room, taking in his new surroundings. On one side of the large window was a small kitchen area. It contained a stove, oven, and fridge in addition to plenty of counter space. So far as he could tell, they would be cooking for themselves. On the other side of window was perhaps the only thing in the room which truly seemed to retain some of its own personality. It was a large grandfather clock, making a constant ticking noise. To either side of it were two large empty bookshelves. Other things he noted were a fake plant and several mediocre landscape paintings. Nothing much worth seeing. Maybe he and his comrades would make the place look more like somewhere people actually lived. Maybe not, though. Perhaps he would be the only one who would even remotely care. Akira made his way over to his room, which he remembered to be the room directly to the left hand side after entering. The door was left open as he looked over his portion of the building, wondering what his new comrades might be like. ♊ Katsuo Fujikawa ♊ “Ugh…” Katsuo groaned as he looked around his surroundings. Instead of heading directly to the Common Room he would be now sharing with three others, as his… Well, as whoever the woman who had greeted him upon arrival suggested, Katsuo had chosen to take his own liberty in exploring the Academy grounds. So far most of it seemed a great deal alike. The ceilings were all tall and the floors were all marble. He had noted a rather interesting looking outdoor area when he first arrived, but the woman had quickly shooed him away. He now stood in another long hallway, hassling the pamphlet he’d been given in search of a map. Why did the thing need to be so excessive, anyway? Weren’t there only around twelve students in the entire academy? “Aha!” He finally exclaimed, when he found the map hidden beneath folds and pages. “Now, to get to my dorm and meet my new mates.” And without another word Katsuo scurried off as if he’d never even been there.