Arabelle wandered into the grand looking mall. She was used to her father's tower and not places that were as big as this. She didn't have too much reason to be there, but it was worth exploring, she could make some friends or at least find out what types of stores were at the mall. She walked farther in, but became rather lost, she hadn't been paying full attention so she had no idea where she was.
Tanner walked through the mall, his guitar case seemed to be getting heavier and heavier by the minute even though his guitar was the only thing in there. He hummed a new song as he was writing as he walked by a girl. Then, he walked backwards. "Hey. You look lost. Do you need any help?"
"Um, yeah..." She responded still rather unsure as she didn't know where she was. "I seems like a dumb question, but where am I, I have no idea how to get around here..." She explained, hoping that she wouldn't come off as a ditz. She looked at him curiously, one reason was that she was waiting for an answer and the other to see if she recognized him, which, to her dismay, she did not.
Tanner lightly chuckled as he ran his hand through his hair. "According to this map I bought, let's say around two years ago," Tanner opened the map as he smoothed it out. "We are currently in the North Tower. Don't worry. I got lost my first time here. I was practically trapped in here for three hours, but luckily it isn't awfully busy here." He spoke.
Arabelle sighed in relief to know where she was, not knowing things in general bugged her so she had been quite stressed out in that moment. "Thank you so much!" She exclaimed jovially smiling brightly at him. "I'm Arabelle," She told him extending her hand to him. "May I ask who you are?" She asked tilting her head to the side a bit.
Tanner smiled. "No problem! It's what I do best. Actually, I'm pretty good at other things too." He said with a nod and chuckled. "It's nice to meet you. My name is Tanner White." He replied, holding out his hand. "Do you go to Auradon Prep?"
"Yep, daughter of Merlin Emrys and Morgana Le Faye, at your service!" She said dramatically with an eccentric looking curtsy. "I guess you go there too then." She added thinking that it would only make sense for him to ask if he did. "In that case who are your parents?" She asked him curiously.
Tanner chuckled as he did a little bow. "Well, it is a pleasure to meet you." He commented as he tipped his black brimmed hat. Placing it back on his head, he nodded. "Yep. I go there. I've been going there for quite a while." He added. "My parents are Snow White and the Prince. I have two other sisters."
"I guess that makes you a prince, no need to bow to me then," She said with a light laugh. "I am merely a wizard's daughter." She told him jokingly. "So, what are you doing here?" She asked him, perhaps by doing so she could find out about something she could go and do.
"I don't really like to think of myself as a prince. Just as a normal guy." Tanner stated with a light chuckle. "Oh really? Do you know any spells? Perhaps, the old classic abracadabra?" He made a woosh sound with his arm as he pretended to have a wand. "Oh. I was just buying a bit more guitar picks, a pack of guitar strings, and a few stickers for my guitar case." He said, patting his guitar case.
"Well, I know some magic, I'm not quite like my parents yet, but I could probably whip up a good old abracadabara!" She exclaimed laughing at the idea of her father doing the whole dramatic swoosh and abracadabara. "You know how to play the guitar? I tried once, but ended up hurting my own ears..." She told him blushing slightly as she mentally asked herself why she mentioned that.
Tanner chuckled. "Oh cool! That sounds awesome! So, they are wizards right?" He asked, just wanting to double check. He had to admit that even though he didn't know what her father looked like, he could imagine the whole swoosh thing and the spell coming out magic wand. "Awe. I bet you will be awesome if you practice. I don't think that anybody is good at first. TV shows practically lie to you when it comes to guitars." Tanner shrugged.
"Yeah... But when my I accidentally dropped it out a window my chances of trying again went with it..." She said trailing off at the end. "Well, my dad is a wizard, supposedy the best one and my mother prefers druid and sorceress, she just about as good as he is..." She said awkwardly, her parents quite vehemently hated each other so them popping up in a sentence without the word detest or hate in it was quite unusual. "As far as my magic goes I have no idea how good I can get, so thank you for the encouragement, every bit helps!" She said joyfully, pushing a hair out of her face. "So, how long have you been going to Auradon Prep?" She asked him moving the topic away from magic. Whilst she enjoyed magic, it became quite difficult to explain it after a while so moving on from the topic was the best decision.
Tanner's mouth was shaped in a little o. "Oh. So, it's gone now, right? Banished into the far depths of Guitar Heaven." He spoke with the wave of his hand. Tanner listened to how her parents were magic folk, but it was sort of confusing. "That's cool though. My mom just ate an apple, fell asleep, woke up because of a kiss, and here we are now." He spoke. He rocked back and forth on his heels of his sneakers, his thumbs sticking out of the pockets of his jeans. "About two years actually." He replied with a nod, biting his lip. "Yeah. Two years. How long have you been going here?" He asked curiously. He loved getting to know everybody's stories.
Arabelle laughed, "Yes it's in guitar heaven." She said, very amused. "I still find the story of your parents a nice one, it's a sweet tale!" She stated sweetly. "I just started going here this year, the whole villain's allowed thing made my father think I would be able to attend without being bugged because of my mother, so I only got to come once he had heard of that, which as you can guess wasn't that long ago." Arabelle explained as she fiddled with her necklace.
Tanner nodded, a grin on his face. "Oh. I never really thought about my parent's story as some type of really happy ending story. I mostly thought it was one of those sappy romantic things." He shrugged. He was usually wrong about a lot of thinks, but he just shrugged it off. "So, your a VK? This whole entire time I thought that you were an AK, but it is different. If you are a VK, you're actually really nice, but it a totally wicked way." Tanner stated. He knew that some VK's didn't like to be called nice most of the time, so sometimes he had to be careful about what he said.
Arabelle paused before responding. "Well, technically I'm both," She told him as she put up two fingers. "My mother is a villain, and a pretty nasty one at that, but my father is a hero and as far as his story goes you could argue he is the most important part of it." She explained, she herself acted more like her father having spent so much time with him, but she was known to have the odd moment where she would act like her mother. "I guess in the end people can choose how they want to see me, be it by my mother's side or my father's side." She told him with a slight smile on her face.
"That's interesting, and so very cool." Tanner replied with a nod. "Sometimes my sisters are a bit evil, but not a lot. They are actually total softies. One of my sisters has a boyfriend and she is a total romantic, but I still love her." Tanner lightly chuckled at the thought of Beatriz. "Well, I see you as a very nice person, so I see you as your father." Tanner stated with a thumbs up and smiled.
"I never really thought of it as cool, but I guess it kind of is!" She said joyously, more so to herself than to him. "Hey I don't have any siblings that I know of so be glad you have them in the first place!" She told him with a smile, it was true, but she didn't mind, she wouldn't want her life to be any other way. "I would imagine myself as being like my father too, but then again we'll see if you still feel that way once I plunge the world into infinite eternal darkness!' She exclaimed dramatically, wiggling her fingers in the air for extra effect. It wad clear she was joking and it was just a joke she liked to tell.
Tanner chuckled lightly. "My two siblings are crazy, but I still love them. After all, I think I have to because we all live under the same roof and we happen to be related to each other." He spoke with a light chuckle. Tanner laughed a bit as Arabelle told him that she would plunge the world into an infinite darkness. "Hah! Darkness forever. No more light for you." He said, pointing his finger with a scowl on his face. He loved pretending to be another person, mostly a famous singer even though he happened to be one. He just wasn't famous, yet.
Arabelle enjoyed talking to Tanner, he wasn't at all an annoying person which she was warned there might be, of course the warning was from her mother. She smiled at his imression, she was tempted use magic to imitate her mother saying it, but decided against it. "So, where are you headed anyway, I did kind of just stop you in the middle of a mall so I would assume you are doing something." She questioned, hoping that she wasn't stopping him from getting somewhere important. "If you are suposed to be doing something you should probably be doing it right? She said now furrowing her brow.
Tanner really enjoyed talking to other students, especially Arabelle. She was really cool to talk to and really interesting to learn more about. He really loved learning about her parent's past. "Oh, um, I was actually going to the food court because I came out of the guitar shop after looking for stuff and watching the music videos that were playing on their tv." He said with a nod. "Oh! It's all good! Would you like to come with me?" He asked.
Arabelle, thought about it for a moment, she did need something to eat and it wouldn't hurt to have someone to talk to so she decided that she might as well. "Sure, why not right, I do need to eat anyways!" She exclaimed knowing that saying that she needed to eat as a joke was an awful joke in the highest degree, but still went with it. "What do you plan on getting" She asked curiously, she heard that someone's food choices can tell you a bit about them, but she forgot where she heard it from completely.
Arabelle didn't really need to think about what his food choice said about him, he kind of gave it away himself. "I'll get one then too, I have a feeling you know the food here better than I do anyways," She said, clasping her hands together as she walked. "How often do you come here"Arabelle asked, she was wondering if it was a popular place to go. It seemed like the type of place to go, but who knew, she wasn't exactly in with all the hip and cool things that people did.
Every single time Tanner was able to get the little kids personal pan pizza, he felt very childish, yet excited like a kid on Christmas Day that was surrounded by presents. "Hah! Twins." He said with a smile as he went ahead and ordered for the both of them. "Oh. I don't really go here often. Mostly I just come here when my guitar strings break or when I lose a guitar pick in the lake." He said. "What about you? Do you come here often?"
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