Okay it wasn't a virus and it's fixed, my mouse is back to normal. Here's a chapter because I couldn't play a game while my mouse decided to rebel against me. POV = Rain
Rain paced around the court room. It was dark and nobody was there - perfect for thinking.
It was 5:39 a.m. There was about an hour until they left, and Rain didn’t know what she could do. Honestly, what could a m lawyer do when there were no people that broke the law? It wasn’t like she wanted people to get themselves arrested, but her job could be boring.
And now her chance to do something for once was out the window. Bobcat got to come. Happy got to come. Dear gods, even Gray was going. But not Rain. No, Rain was needed here.
The door open. Rain turned, her hopes rising.
It was Bobcat. Rain's heart sank.
Bobcat had sandy blond hair in a bob cut that was in her face, dark brown eyes, a slight tan, mischievous smile, and was at the shorter end of tall. She wore a dark brown/green t-shirt, loose brown capris, a small dark leather belt, and light brown hiking shoes. She held up her enchanted bow and arrow.
“Hey, Rain,” she said. “Are you okay?”
“Yes,” Rain snapped. “Why wouldn’t I be?”
“You look... exhausted.” Bobcat passed her a mirror.
Rain looked. She had long, dark brown hair with sun-bleached blond highlights pulled back into a ponytail. The ends were uneven, due to the mixing of bangs and back hair, and many hairs are split at the tips. Her eyes were hazelly-brown. Her eyes were slightly almond-shaped, and her face was a soft oval shape. Her skin was light olive, and her nose was small and not prominent at all. She was a few inches higher than 5 feet tall, and had an average build. She had her glasses, a tortoise headband, a necklace with an octopus pendant, long tortoise t-shirt, sea-foam silhouette over a pair of black leggins, and knee-high boots. Also, her hair was a bit of a mess and she had dark lines under her eyes.
Rain stared at the mirror for a second, and then handed it back. She cupped her face in her hands and took a deep breath.
“So, you’re okay?” Bobcat asked unhelpfully.
Rain almost shook her head. Now that she saw how exhausted she looked, she felt more tired. But how weak would she look if she said she wasn’t okay?
“I’m fine,” she said flatly, removing her hands from her face and looking at Bobcat. “You’re the one going on the journey. Who knows what’ll happen?”
Bobcat looked away. She didn’t seem nervous, but she didn’t seem confident either. “Honestly? I think it would be more dangerous to stay here.” She shook her head, like she thought that her own opinion was silly.
“You’re probably right,” Rain confessed. “You should be sleeping.”
“How are we supposed to sleep knowing were about to go on a suicide mission? You should be sleeping. Besides, we only have fifty-three minutes. Even if we managed to get to sleep, it would be like blinking.” said Bobcat.
Rain shrugged. “Okay, fine. Where are you even going?”
“According to Tigris,” Bobcat muttered, “we’re going to Canada. By foot, or if we can work up money airplane.”
“Canada? Airplane? You know there’s like twenty of you?”
“Twenty-two.” said Bobcat.
“Twenty-two, then,” said Rain.
There was a knock, which Rain found kind of stupid, considering it was the courtroom not a bedroom.
“Yeah?” shouted Bobcat.
The door opened and in came Eris.
She had mid-back-length hair, black with blue and white streaks, messy but straight braided. She was tall and on the chubby side. She was etremely pale with a square face with pretty eyes, a slim nose, and high cheekbones and completely black eyes.
“Hey,” she said nervously. “Could I talk to Rain alone, Bobcat?”
Bobcat dipped her head, said “Yeah, sure,” and went by, shooting Rain a worried look over her shoulder.
Eris came up and gave Rain a quizzical look. “What did Bobcat want?”
“She wanted to see if everything was fine,” Rain said. Technically it wasn’t a lie. She didn’t want people giving her sympathetic looks and stuff like that.
Was it Rain, or did Eris looked relieved?
“Oh,” said Eris, looking down. “Well, I was thinking that we weren’t on the list.”
Rain felt like breaking the glass mug on Frostbite's desk, but she doubted the judge or Eris would appreciate it.
“Yes,” said Rain forcefully. “I noticed.”
“Uh, couldn’t we...?” Eris was looking at anything besides Rain.
She was slightly startled. “That’s against the law.”
Suddenly, Eris lifted her chin and looked Rain straight in the eyes.
“What would you like to do?” Eris demanded. “Stay here and be useless?”
“I’m not useless.”
“You will be soon enough if you don’t get up and do something.” Eris held out her hand, showing an illusion of Rain pacing, not having anything to do, and eventually being told by Lupa she was no longer needed.
Rain moved so quickly Eris’s eyes widened. She brought her hand over Eris’s and crushed the illusion.
“That won’t happen,” growled Rain. “You won’t get me to break the law.”
Eris took a step back, still looking shocked. “How did you - they’re almost solid -”
“A strong will.” Rain said, though how the answer came so quickly she didn’t know. “A strong will can break an illusion.”
Eris held her hand out again. There was an image of Rain following Bobcat on the quest. Rain tried to crush it again, but her hand passed right through it.
“When you’re stuck and your will isn’t so powerful, you can’t break it.” said Eris, looking up at Rain. “You want to go.” She closed her hand and it faded.
Rain took a step back. Eris did too.
Rain could’ve sworn she saw an image of herself with her sword in hand as she walked away.