Jeremy looked around the lunch room filled with twenty or so wizards about the same age as him. He noticed there was a popcorn machine, cotton candy maker, and various other snacks and meals throughout the large room. The door closed behind them and they walked forward towards the many tables.
“This is Apprentice Lunch,” Angel explained, “We have everything here that you could possibly need so please make yourself at home Jeremy.” Angel ruffled his hair and chuckled when Jeremy smacked his hand away, “Oh your friends are over there,” he pointed at a table in the corner. Jeremy looked in the direction he was pointing and it was true, all of his friends were sitting there eating including Matt. Sierra Blade looked up and spotted Jeremy and waved at him catching the others’ attention and they waved at him too. Jeremy smiled and looked at Angel as if asking ‘Can I go?’ Angel of course noticed and answered, “sure, go on ahead,” while pushing Jeremy forward, “save me some Fizzle sticks! I’ll be back soon. I need to talk with the others.”
“The others?” Jeremy questioned.
Angel entered the council room and closed the doors behind him. The council room was a large circular shaped room with a large circular table that has 13 chairs surrounding it and a projector of The Spiral in the middle hovering above. Each chair was occupied except one until Angel sat down in it.
“So nice of you to finally join us,” one of the council members said sarcastically. Angel looked up and smirked at the one across from him who said this.
“Sorry, I was kind of busy,” Angel explained.
“We know,” the one a few seats away blurted out.
The one across from Angel cleared his throat as if asking permission to speak. “So, this Jeremy kid. Is he one of the-“
“Yes,” Angel stated before he finished his question.
“Does he know that he’s-“
“No…” Angel interrupted again in a weakened voice.
The one right across from Angel placed his arms on the table and rest his chin in his hand thinking on what to say without causing a scene. Finally he took a deep breath and sighed. “When are you planning on telling him then?” The council room stayed silent. The other members looked back and forth between Angel and the one across from him. Finally, someone shifted in their chair and spoke.
“Kevin, I don’t think…“
“It’s ok Autumn,” Angel assured her. Autumn Fireblade sat back in her chair worry still evident in her eyes. She didn’t like when personal issues got in the way of their missions, but she couldn’t help but feel like she needed to help resolve this. She looked back at Kevin who was contemplating something.
“Angel… you can’t keep this from him forever,” Kevin said calmly, “it’s his destiny and he should have the right to know. I know you feel attached because you are one of the seven too but don’t let it cloud your judgment.” The room was silent again as they all waited for Angel’s answer.
He looked back up to look at all his friends studying his every movement. He let out a heavy sigh. “Fine,” he sighed again, “anyways, have you contacted Central city yet?”
“No, not yet. We were waiting for you big bro,” Cassandra smiled. Angel smiled back until he cringed at the pain on his arm. He looked to his left and saw that Cassie was standing next to him.
“Cough it up.” She said while extending her hand.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about..” He answered looking away to the other side.
“The popcorn, give it here,” She retorted. Angel sighed once more and hung his head in shame. Food wasn’t allowed in the council room for various reasons. Kevin Battleblood, Dee Hexcaster, Katherine Light, Alric Ravensinger, Fallon Deathslinger, and Ronan Dawn laughed while Angel was given the “no popcorn in the council room” lecture for the 3rd time this week. Hannah Dawn, Stephen, and Christina just chuckled while playing WizardBlox on their Kingsisle Communication System or KCS. Autumn and Cassandra were snorting causing the others to laugh even more.