Aryess trudged into her room, threw her heavy backpack on the floor, and flopped facedown onto her bed. School had sucked and nothing exciting had happened in the past 24 hours. Even if it was jinxing it, the teenager wished something would just HAPPEN.
Suddenly, the door to her room was flung open. Ary didn't have the হৃদয় to jump in surprise অথবা even react when something soft hit her head.
"SilverWings!" Alek ব্যক্ত in a sing-song voice from the doorway. She answered with a groan into her comforter.
"Fine, be that way," her partner said, "Guess I'll just tell Blaze আপনি aren't up for tonight." He was silent for a second, before adding, "You forgot about tonight, didn't you?"
Before he had even finished the sentence, Aryess had jumped to her feet, snatched up the বালিশ Alek had thrown at her, and chucked it at him.
"Out!" she ordered, pulling her শার্ট off over her head.
"Gyah!" Alek exclaimed, stumbling back and pulling the door shut behind him.
SilverWings sprinted across the rooftop of a high-rise dressed in her all-black-civvies. She languished on the burn of her muscles, the wind in her hair, free of it's usual braid, and the energy that coursed through her veins, goading her to go faster.
Silver shot her grappling hook and leapt off the building. She swung through the air and yelled out a loud "Wahoo!" as she felt the freedom of the air.
Her whoop of excitement was echoed as a winged creature swept over her head. Silver didn't have to look to hard at the figure to know it was no bird, but one of her teammates.
"Immunity!" she shouted. The dark haired avian hybrid looped back around and বৃত্ত around the swinging girl before shooting straight up into the air.
"Silver!" Thirteen called. Silver landed on a building rooftop just in time for her partner to fly past her on his hover-board. He circled back around and landed the board beside her.
"Hey, Thirteen," Silver greeted, slowing to a jog then walk. She was panting, her lungs screaming for air, even as she felt the adrenaline fill her limbs.
"Having fun?" her partner asked. Even if he wasn't nearly vibrating with energy, a spark lit his পান্না eyes, shining light on the mischief and joy that hid beneath the shadow of passive calm.
"Yupyupyup!" his partner said. "I was just about to-"
A gust of wind passed them as a bright flame shot between them. The scent of smoke was left in Blaze's path as he whizzed between the buildings. The two blonde teens grinned at each other, accepting the challenge, and leapt off the building. One swung on her grapple hook, the other glided on his hover board.
Thirteen wove between the building, matching Silver's speed, and gaining on the flaming torpedo.
The three raced as they would on their মোটরসাইকেল অথবা on a track, only thirty stories higher and আরো of a risk of being flattened দ্বারা the concrete.
The pair of pursuers realized where there prey was going at the same time. The building were declining in height, and the traffic was becoming less and less frequent as they neared the marina.
Silver and Thirteen exchanged another pair of mischievous grins before nodding to each others and the boy aimed his board up and out of sight.
The girl threw her weight into the swings, gaining speed. She shot her hook into a crane, swung in a half circle, and nearly collided with the flaming boy.
Blaze let out a yelp as he tried to avoid his student. He tried to aim upward, but at that same moment, Thirteen whizzed past on his board. Panicking, Blaze হারিয়ে গেছে his hold on the আগুন coursing around him and distinguished. He plummeted into the water inches away from where the younger two নায়ক had canon balled into the marina water.
All three came up at the same moment, sputtering water and gasping for air.
The furious expression in Blaze's face caused Silver and Alek to crack up. The hot-head swam to the dock. A strong hand gasped his and helped him up onto the dock.
"Thanks," Blaze grumbled.
"No problem," Ruse responded. He cocked his head and listened to the two younger members of their squad laugh. He recognized Silver's squeal of surprise as Alek ঘুঘু under water and pulled her down দ্বারা her ankle. "Those two make a good pair," Ruse commented.
"Yeah," Blaze agreed. He took off his শার্ট and squeezed the water from it onto the dock. A rushed breezed brushed the air and a winged teenage girl with long, wins blown black hair landed beside them. She stepped in front of Ruse and leaned into him.
"Hey, Immunity," Ruse ব্যক্ত with a tinge of delight in his voice. He wrapped his arms around her waist.
"Hey," Blaze greeted. He crossed his arms and stared out at the water just as SilverWings and Thirteen emerged. Silver giggled and splashed her partner playfully, then turned an swam toward the dock.
Emily relaxed her wings and enjoyed the warmth of Jasper's arms around her. Energy finally spent, Alek and Aryess pulled themselves up onto the deck and huddled close together for warmth and comfort. Nic stood like a silent, shadowed statue, watching his squad while his eyes leveled int the sea.