Roommates

"Hi girlfriend!!!" A blue haired young man screamed, waving his hands.
"Shut up Xander! Let me sleep."
"Oh... you're not a morning person.."
"You guessed right... I might kill you if you don't let me sleep at least a few hours more." A pillow was thrown to the slim, blue guy from the dark. Xander was able to avoid the rather hard confrontation with the pillow of Sarah, one of his roommates. He picked up the pillow and gently layed it down on the chair next to Sarah's door that he had placed there for these occasions.
"Hey Xander." Marieke walked in the hallway with a steaming hot cup of thee, her hair all mixed up and still in her pyjamas. 
"Good afternoon!" Xander squeaked happily.
"It's half past 8 Xander, for some people it is still morning." Marieke said.
"But.... But... Sarah is missing all the fun. She hasn't seen the sun come up, and, and... and..."
"Calm down Xander. Watch out that Sarah doesn't wake up again." Marieke said, but it was too late. The earth beneath them was shaking, and the door flung open, revealing a girl that was very, very angry.
"Good morning Sarah." Marieke mumbled and went down the stairs.
Sarah glared at Xander. 
"Iep.." Xander said, and then started running away as fast as he could. 
"Serves him right." Sarah mumbled to her orange sheep that she was holding in her arms, and turned back into her room and slept for another few hours.

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"Where is that irritating, man substitute, blue freak?" Sarah asked when she finally got down.
"Probably still running away from you. You could be a bit nicer to him. He isn't that bad."
"He always wakes me up way to early."
"He thinks it's already noon... By now, it's evening for him. Plus.. Who will do the cleaning if you scare him away for good? I'm not gonna do that." Marieke said looking towards Sarah over her hot steaming cup of thee.
"Hmmm. You're right. He does do all the cleaning, washing, cooking and every other stuff..." 
"Except for repairing things... It will break his nails... I do that.." Marieke added.

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When Xander returned, he looked at Sarah with scared eyes.
"Xander... Welcome home! Did you have a nice run?" Sarah asked him with the sweetest smile she could give her roommate.
"You're going to kill me in my sleep right?" He asked with a tiny voice.
"Not at all dear Xander... Not at all."
"You scare me Sarah.." Xander started to cry.
Sarah had to keep her temper in control... "I'm not going to hurt you Xander.." Sarah said with her sweet, low voice.
"Yes you are..."
"No I'm not.." Sarah was losing her grip on her temper.
"Yes... You are."
"Hell! What do you want me to do? If I'm nice to you, you cry. And if I yell at you... You cry!"
"Oh calm down both of you!" Marieke came in between.
"Why don't we go out tonight?" Marieke looked from one corner to the other. It was like she was the middle child, although she owned the house. Perhaps she could kick them both out, and turn her life upside down. It was a good plan.. And that way, life would be as it had once been.. CALM..

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"I'm tired Marieke, and my feet hurt, and I want to go to bed." Xander complained. 
"I know Xander... But in a relationship, even for friends, every member has to give a little."
"OOH, I never knew there were so many cute guys on Icarus..." Xander said as if he hadn't seen them up until now.
"I know..." Marieke grinned. "Why don't we mingle a bit?"
"Ok!" Xander apparently forgot everything and ran towards the cute guys. Sarah had done so a few hourse ago, but Xander, he had to be helped a bit. Marieke herself stayed seated and enjoyed her cup of tea.
"Is this seat taken?" A low sexy voice asked her. Marieke looked up and smiled. 
"Not at all. What's your name stranger? I haven't seen you here before."
"I'm Lucas. And you haven't seen me here because I have been pairing a drak." He grinned.
"Really? What colour is he?"
"He's Mud and his name is Parglytgu."
"That's a name to get used to."
"Once you paired a drak, it isn't hard at all.. He's constantly with me. Do you want to see him? He's just outside the light. He's rather shy."
"I'd love to." Marieke grinned.
When they got to Parglytgu, Marieke ran towards the drak and patted the furred head. "You're lovely aren't you?"
The drak didn't say anything, he just enjoyed the treatment. 
After a while, Lucas said: "I still don't know you're name beautiful princess." Lucas blushed.
"My name is Marieke, but I'm no princess at all.." She grinned thinking of her life. "I'm more of a... referee.." She smiled at the look of Lucas. "My two roommates always fight, and I'm the only one who can calm them both down. They need me to stay alive."
"Ha... That's too bad... Because me and my drak really did think you would be a fine aspirant.. But it seems that you have other obligations." Lucas bowed at Marieke. "I should leave now.. I have to go back to Wo Yao Fei Castle.. Perhaps I will see you again." He waved her goodbye and then left with his drak leaving Marieke alone.
"The nerve." Marieke whispered to herself. He had planted some doubt in her mind, and now, she couldn't stop thinking of pairing with a drak of her own. Perhaps it was time to leave the house and be off to Wo Yao Fei.. She would talk to her roommates about it tomorrow..

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The next day, Marieke was, as always, stuck in the middle of the other two who were fighting.
"Would you both shut up!" Marieke screamed. Both parties stopped instantly and looked startled at Marieke. 
"What's wrong Marieke?" Sarah asked.
"I'll make some thee." Xander ran to the kitchen and came back with some of the good stuff.
"Now tell us what's bothering you." They both said. It was the first time in the whole year that they had been living together that they weren't fighting.
"I met a guy yesterday... Lucas.. He wanted me to come with him to pair with a drak."
"You should go! It's your life long dream.." Sarah said instantly
"How did you know?" Marieke asked her. 
"Easy... Your face lights up whenever we saw a drak, or talked about it."
"But you two need me here. You will kill each other before lunchtime." Marieke looked at her roommates. 
"Why don't we all go then?" Xander jumped form his chair and ran circles. "It'll be fun!"
"For the first time I've met you, you've said something wise." Sarah said to Xander.
"When do we leave?" Marieke said. She normally wasn't that impulsive, but that didn't really matter now.
"Why not now?" A voice from the front door said. "I took the liberty to come in."
"Lucas! You came back."
"Of course. Parglytgu wanted to see you again.."
"Not jussst me." The mud drak said from outside.
"Lets go!" Xander screamed.

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After leaving the house, Marieke and the others left on the back of Parglytgu, towards there new destination. All three of them would stand at Wo Yao Fei Castle. And train and live there for the rest of there days.

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All six aspirants woke up around sunrise, well except for Sarah, she just wanted to go to bed.
They were all called to the main entrance of the castle, and were supposed to wait until Regen was ready to show off her little ones.

"I want my thee.." Marieke mumbled when she clutched her jacked closer around her body.
"When you're always on the road, you get used of the cold." Bhuto said to make Marieke feel better.
"I kinda need the caffene. But thanks." Marieke smiled at her fellow aspirant when she heard all hell break louse. "Sorry.. I need to stop this disaster."
Bhuto nodded and turned around to watch the opening for the Deep Caverns.
"What is it now?"
"He tried to do my hair." Sarah said angerly.
"Why would you want to do that Xander? It is hopeless."
Sarah glared at Marieke and was about to say something when Bhuto called out that the rain drak Regen was coming. Marieke smiled at her room mate and stepped out of the way of the flying shoe.

Regen waited until the shoe was landed and looked closely towards the shoe. She hadn't seen from where it came, but she had an idea. It didn't matter. Now all eyes were pointed to her, and she liked it.
A little nuzzle made her come back to Icarus. It was one of her children. She was so proud.
"Ok, ok.. I got it." Regen said to her children. "You're going first." Regen picked out a Night drakling. It was still a bit chacky on the paws, but its step was directet to one person, and only one person.
When the Night had finally come to his finish line, Regen called out: "Sterrisen"
The Night drak looked at his bond with twinkle eyes. "Hello" he said softly.
"Great to have you!" Shean hugged his drakling and fell down with it.
"Sorry Sterrisen.. Let's get you something to eat ok?"
"Yesssssh"

When Sterrisen and Shean had found the food tables, another drakling was pushed forward. This time, it was an Earth drakling that flittered her wings so that the morning sunshine caught it, and making her more beautiful.
The Earth Drak was much like her mother. Liking all the attention. She sat dawn and yawned.
"Aardenis? Aren't you going to bond?" Regen asked her daughter.
"Yesssh mommy, but I'm jussst tired.."
"Why don't we get some sleep? I'm tired too." Sarah said as she flickered her hair, catching the sunlight.
"That would be nice. We want to be pretty ?" Aardenis asked.
"Nothing can change that." Sarah said back grinning.

"It's your turn now love." Regen said to her Plant son that came from behind her.
"I don't like these people here. They're all so boring.. Except for him over there. Come with me." The plant drak said to Lycan.
Lycan, liking what he heard stepped aside for his drak who wanted to pass.
"Humisen" Regen said "Issss that how I thought you?"
"Come on mom. I had something going on there!"
"Behave next time." Regen said.

"Now you two." Regen said when Humisen had cleared the way.
"Look, we have the same colour!" The female ore said to Marieke.
"I can walk on my front paws! See!" The male ore said and demonstrated his act. Unfortunately, he fell down.
"Did you hurt yourself?" Bhuto ran towards the drak.
"I think I broke something.."
"My plant!" Raf screamed waving his hands fast.
"Sorry.... I guess." Bhuto said thinking that he was just overreacting a little.
"Bisen.. I told you not to do that. Right from the egg he has done stunts like thissss. I hope you will take good care of him."
"Of course Regen." Bhuto said bowing to the drak.
Regen turned to her second daughter and nuzzled her. Have you made your pick?"
"Yesssh Marieke."
"Paggenis." Regen called out.

"You're the last dear." Regen said to a Day Drakling.
"That's ok. I wanted him from the start!" the drak said to his mother. He nuzzled her one last time and walked towards the last remaining candidate Xander.
"Crishisen" Regen called out.
Crishisen sat in front of Xander. "I like him too." He folowed his bond's eyes and looked at Raf and his Rain drak that tried to comfort him.
"I think we have to grow a little bit before we can even think of flying." Xander winked at Crischisen.

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All 3 aspirants took good care of their drak. They were growing, together with their bond. Marieke and Sarah would both go to Chindor Castle to work in the armada's. Xander, and his new friend Raf would go to the new castle called Savannah. Although Raf had been working in Chindor, he didn't want to be seperated from Xander, and therefore made the hard dicition to travel away from his friends that he had known there

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Marieke is an Aspirant at Wo Yao Fei Castle  -  [stats]
Sarah is an Aspirant at Wo Yao Fei Castle  -  [stats]
Xander is an Aspirant at Wo Yao Fei Castle  -  [stats]