"Have a good weekend, guys." Their English teacher called as the bell rang. Charlie grabbed her bag and was one of the first out the door and at her locker. She fired the necessities into her back and swung it onto her back, before heading out into the glorious sunshine. It was days like these that she wished she could take to the skies- but she needed to keep a low profile. Not give anybody any reason to suspect that she wasn't from around these parts. She'd been invited to a party that evening, and was already starting to think about what she was going to wear. But, first, she was meeting Dallas for a coffee. He was one of the only people from home in the town, and she was dying to see a really familiar face. She had a bunch of friends, but she didn't really know any of them, and while she did like them, a lot of their interactions felt a little false. She pulled off her checked shirt, revealing the printed vest top she wore underneath, and slung it over her arm as she headed into Starbucks. "Hey, can I get a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with a shot of caramel syrup?" She asked the barista. She paid, before taking the table by the window. A minute or so later, the barista appeared with her drink. She took a sip out of it and grinned. Maybe some parts of Earth weren't so bad. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Jace scowled as he glanced out the window. It was sunny. If he went out with all of his skin covered, he'd draw attention to himself, which was what he was trying to avoid. And he needed to go out- the Elysians would be out of school by now, and he wanted to keep an eye on them. Try and find ways to manipulate them. So he'd have to go out showing some skin, and find somewhere sheltered, ideally in shadow, as soon as possible. He stood up, picked up his sunglasses and left the apartment. He felt the sun hit him as soon as he stepped outside the door of the apartment building. While everybody else seemed to enjoy it, it felt like the heat was leeching the energy from his skin, and he scowled again, pulling on his sunglasses. After a few minutes, he passed a Starbucks and stopped. Two Elysians in the one place, that was also inside and cool? Jackpot. He headed in and sauntered up to the counter. The female barista glanced at him, then properly looked at him. He leaned on the counter and grinned. "Hey. What do you recommend? You look like a girl of good taste." He said, smiling at her. She smiled and listed off a relatively complicated order that Jace lost track of. But he kept his grin, and when she was finished, shrugged and said, "I'll have that then." He handed her the cash and took a seat where he could keep an eye on the Elysians.