Cady sighed and closed the heavy book. The first reading assignment of the semester was completely unnecessary, full of qualitative glorifications of physics. She didn't need anyone to tell her that her major was worth her time; it had already paid off in ways her textbook writers couldn't imagine.
Music drifted through the air... ominous organ music. Kyle was practicing for his role in the upcoming haunted house. Cady got up from her desk and walked over to Kyle's room, pushing the door open gently. He didn't look up from his keyboard. She tiptoed in and sat on his futon, watching his fingers dance over the black and white keys. Back and forth, back and forth, from major sevenths to minor triads, forming a melody and a harmony from two hands lightly brushing the notes.
Kyle continued to play for a few more minutes, finishing the song with a long, mournful chord. He let it hang in the air for a moment before turning around to face Cady. He grinned. Tonight's the night, isn't it?
Cady grinned back. You bet it is. Tonight, I'm taking over the world.
Name: Cadence Elizabeth Pierre
Pronunciation: KAY-dense ee-LIZ-uh-beth PEER
Occupation: Student by day, supervillain by night
Minion: Kyle Palmer
Archnemesis: yet to be decided. Belle and Vi maybe?
Skin Color: Light purple
Hair Color: Bright red
Eye Color: Blueish green
Never gonna give you up,
Never gonna let you down,
Never gonna run around and desert you.
Never gonna tell --
Cady flipped open her phone, careful not to disturb the protoboard she was currently soldering together. Yeah, Tessa, what's up? she asked, slightly irritated at the disturbance.
Oh, not much, Tessa said. I was just wondering if you wanted to go float down the Madeson River a little later today.
Cady paused for a second, just enough to make Tessa think she might be indecisive. Yeah, sure, that sounds fun, she replied. What time?
As soon as the details were solidifed and the good-byes said, Cady snapped her phone shut and ran to the other side of her cluttered laboratory, almost tripping over an old, malfunctioning robotic arm. In the corner was a table that was surprisingly neat compared the rest of the lab, only holding a few small, polished experiments. Cady picked up one of them, smiling at her reflection. She had been waiting to use this one for a while.
* * * * * * * * *
Cady shouldered her towel bag and walked out of her apartment to see Tessa outside, the motor of her Subaru rumbling in a very friendly way. Hey, Tessa said over the noise of her car, Sorry, but we brought a few more people than could quite fit in our cars... you'll have to squeeze together. Cady nodded. That's fine. She peered into the back seat to see that two of the three seats were already taken; one of the boys in the back charitably scooted into the middle seat so Cady could squeeze in next to him. Hi, she said to the guys. One of them was very long and lanky, his hair sticking up like gravity had no hold on it; the other was a bit shorter with a fantastic curly beard. Hi, the lanky one responded. I'm Kyle, and this is Conner, my roommate.
Pleased to meet you, Cady smiled. She readjusted her towel bag to make sure the device she had brought wasn't showing before extending her hand to both of them.
Adoptables by Cady
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