I should probably update this thing right? Yeah well, the schedule isn’t allowing me to. The lack of update should be blamed on excessive training in the arena to catch up on my siblings. Enjoying the down time for the while.
I should probably socialize but then again.
“A few, but not much. Besides,” He said. “I’m not much of a fighter, so most of the times I just get away. Don’t get me wrong, I’m capable of fighting, but I rather not.” He closed the book, as the floating words started to give him a slight headache. Well no shit, Sherlock. You’re one of Ares’ daughters. OF COURSE you’re somewhat interested in war. He thought, pinching the bridge of his nose. “Yeah, from a mortal’s point of view, it’d be kinda weird for a teenage girl to be interested in war.” Kite looked at the sword and then back to Avery. “I… kinda stab someone. Not accidentally, but rather out of rage.” A nervous smile appeared on his face. “I was so angry that I couldn’t properly use a sword that I threw it. And… the tip of the sword sliced his arm.” He said, scratching the back of his head, eyes averted from her.
“The way you threw the axe back there? That’s something. I have a feeling you don’t really show people that you can do stuff like that, huh?” she said. “I know maybe this is a little weird, but there’s a certain pleasure when I fight. The speed, the quick jabs, the look in your enemies’ eyes when you ward off their slashes with your sword. I wonder how it feels like being in a war.” She said, her dreamy eyes shone. After hearing Kite confess, she was a little stunned. “O.. kay. Um, never really thought that you’re— you know. It’s not like I’m underestimating you or something, sorry to ask, but what did he do exactly?” She said, surprised. “I mean, it’s not surprising to hear it from an Ares kid, but from you.. I didn’t really expect it.” She managed to get out. After a long awkward silence, she rushes to add more words. “But, I mean, its alright. Things tend to get out of control once in a while, right?” she smiled.
“So you’re saying that your siblings are frontal on the battlefield?” He said, raising an eyebrow at her. “Survival? Maybe, but some, like me, are only interested in knowing it.” He said plainly. He re-read the first few words, before answering her. “Not the war itself, but mostly the strategies. But yeah, a lot of people think I’m not interested.” He flipped to the next page, then flipped back to the previous page. “I don’t know why, though. I think people would generally assume that most of us are not interested in these stuff unless we’re part of the military.” Kite looked up and stare at her in disbelief. “Maybe it’s not hard for you, but it is for me. And I don’t think you should let me hold a sword, for various reasons. The last time I handled one was a few years back, and they haven’t let me go near a sword ever since.” He said, a grin on his face.
Realizing that she’s being a hypocrite, she adds her name to the equation. “Cross that, me and my siblings.” she said. “Yeah, I mean, who knows what will happen to us outside camp, right? Well, have you ever faced one yet? A monster?” she said. “The strategies? Wow. Thinking about strategies is a little overwhelming, isn’t it? I guess that’s just me. Yeah, I mean, hey, look at me, I’m not in the military and even more, I’m a girl. But I’m quite.. interested in the idea of war.” she chose her words carefully. “Oh come on, what’s the worse that could happen? It’s not like you stabbed yourself or anything, right? Besides, swords are kind of important too you know. Other than.. magically making weapons out of thin air.” she smiled awkwardly.
“Huh, I don’t remember Gods picking favorites.” He said, eyes focused on the words in the books. “All I could remember about Ares’ kids is that they’re physically strong and that they’re very good with war strategies.” He listened to her talk about her father, mind mostly focusing on the always-changing letters in the book. “Please him? Isn’t that what most kids do, trying to please their parents?” He half mumbled honestly. He believed that one of the objectives a child should accomplish is to make their parents happy. “The Art of War, by Sun Tzu.” He replied once Avery sat next down to him. “I’m in chapter six, about finding the enemy’s weak pont. It’s kinda hard to read, since we demigods have dyslexia or stuff like that.” Kite half smiled at her comment about axes. “Yeah, but I’m only good with axes. Swords? Not so much. In fact, I’m horrible at it.”
“Oh, I don’t know.” She said, raising her shoulders. “I guess we all are, but sometimes some of us get a little reckless and ignore strategies.” she looked at him as he reads his book. “Yeah, a lot of the kids in my cabin seems to think that way. But aren’t we supposed to please ourselves, too? I mean, we’re doing this training stuff for our survival too, right?” she said, curious. She peeks into the book he’s reading. “Interested in war, eh? Didn’t think that you’re into these kinds of things.” She looks at him as he reads the book, his eyes darting around, and she laughs a little at his comment on dyslexic demigods. It brings back memories of her reading science textbooks, back in school. “I’ve also been wondering why the words I read just float off the page. Annoys me a lot.” Finding out he’s not so good with swords, she thought that it would be fun to try and challenge him a little bit. “Really? Swords? Nah, not that hard.” She stands up, pulls out her sword, and flexes her wrist, spinning the sword around. “Come on, let’s see what you’ve got.” She says, grinning.
“You’ll get used to it,” he said while chewing the gum in his mouth. He let go of the other axe, which vanished quickly. “Yeah, mist weapons. You can make one at the forges, or get it from your godly parent. They’re much more practical than normal weapons. Trust me, I’ve been here for nearly 7 years.” He watched her carefully as she picked up the bow and arrow. Witnessing the miss, he commented, “You’re Ares’ daughter, I’m pretty sure you’ll get better at it.” He sat down on the ground, opening The Art of War to chapter six. “Besides, you can use a sword, which is much more effective in combat than an axe.” He admitted.
“Yeah, I guess. Lucky to have a godly parent like that; gives you the things you need. Child of Ares? Every kid for themselves. Maybe except for his favorites, and now I’ve come to notice that I’m not one of them.” she blurted out angrily. “And I think you know that already because you’ve been here way longer than me.” she said. “Naturally, I think all of us Ares kids can fight well, but now I have a feeling that it’s out of rage and fear of our father. Trying to please him somehow.” She was surprised that she told this stranger all these things. Things that she thinks wasn’t worth telling anyone. “What’s that?” she says, seeing Kite open to what seems to be a book. She walks and sits next to him. “Well, an axe is good too. Makes much more damage to the enemy’s body. Or head.” she says, smiling.
His eyes followed her movement. “I didn’t expect anyone too. So you’re new?” Kite asked, in a somewhat disbelieving tone. “Mist weapons. You should get one, since they’re easier to hide.” he stated, noticing the sword in her hand. He’s still not ready to reveal his parentage, so he remained silent, her question left unanswered. He shifted his body so that his front side would always face the girl, who is walking around him. When the blonde offered him gum, he remained silent before dropping one of his axe. “Sure,” he said, as he took out one of the bubblegum from the packet. He unwrapped it and tossed the gum into his mouth, placing the wrapper inside his pocket.
Avery sat cross legged on the ground while chewing her gum. “Yeah. I came in a few weeks ago. Still getting used to the whole.. situation. These gods, myths, and monsters are just.. too much.” She put her sword beside her, completely letting down her guard. “Mist weapons? Never heard ‘em, but I think I’ll stick with normal ones for now.” She started to get up and walk to the range. He still didn’t tell her who his godly parent was, but she thinks that it’s better left unsaid. “You’ve been here for a while?” She asks as she picked up a bow and tries to shoot one arrow. She curses silently as the arrow hits the tree at the far left of the target. “Ugh. I suck at this, it’s so much easier using a dagger or a sword.”
Kite turned his body around and faced the girl leaning against the tree. The axe on the target vaporized into thin air, leaving the gash bare. “And who are you supposed to be?” he asked, summoning two battle axe, which has now materialized in his hands. He was surprised that someone was in the range, when a few minutes ago he was sure that it was empty. He positioned himself in a defensive pose. “And before you ask, my name would be Kite.” he stated plainly.
“Woah. Relax, I was just looking around. Didn’t expect to see anyone here.” She said carefully. “I’m Avery, daughter of Ares. I’m new, and that’s some pretty cool stuff you’re doing there. Never seen anyone summon weapons out of thin air. Whose kid are you?” She asks ignorantly. She holds the hilt of her sword, but somehow she didn’t really see him as a threat. She was also well aware of the axes that were in his hands, but she walked around him carelessly, and takes a pack of bubblegum out of her pocket. “Want some?”