Posted on Wed May 27th, 2015 @ 9:30pm by Unawakened Melissa Wilson
Location: Lisa's Room, Melissa's House, Shady Side
Timeline: June 20th
Melissa and Deo had gotten home long before the rest of the family had come back from church. True to his word, he had installed the latest expansions for Worlds of Myth on his laptop - thank God for decent internet speeds! - and they found the time to play a little bit.
Deo - with Sostris - was pretty rusty. Rusty was a polite term for it, really. He played well, and it was obvious that he knew the game mechanics, but it was just as obvious that he didn't know how to deal withthe new things that came out in the more recent expansions. Persia threw him for a loop, and the mission for the High Goddess Ishteth'noq of the Minoans messed him up completely. To his credit, the Minoan missions were hard. Those goddesses were kind of a pain in the ass, especially with male avatars. Still, he held his own, and picked it up pretty quickly. She'd make a top-level player out of him yet.
She hid under some blankets in Lisa's room with Deo's laptop, lying on her stomach and guiding Neferu through the streets of Akrotiri, it's two-storied houses looking down on the dark, cobbled streets below. Somewhere, along these mysterious alleys, the goddess Artemis had hidden the armour of a fallen Egyptian soldier, who had dared to kill one of the goddess' handmaidens. It was her quest to retrieve it. She'd found most of the set so far, only the helmet remained. There weren't many alleys yet to explore.
The laptop pinged through the headphones she wore to block out Lisa's snoring.
She stared at his name for a moment before replying, her heart racing in her chest.
Melissa was a little bit surprised. She didn't think Tim enjoyed the Greek missions very much.
Neferu ran down another alley, her translucent midnight blue cape fluttering behind her, strong legs pushing effortlessly on in the dim moonlight.
Melissa blinked, rereading the words. Was he serious? She had told him that she couldn't date him, that getting beaten up by Jeff was for nothing and she'd made him cry. He was THANKING her for that?
She stared at Neferu on the screen for a long time before Ankhrameses replied. Neferu remained still in anticipation, her cape fluttering nervously.
Melissa smiled softly.
Melissa smiled eagerly for a moment, before another loud snore from Lisa dimmed her enthusiasm.