Orientation at a brand new school – so new it's not even finished. The first handful of students arrive, and quickly get on each other's nerves. Their humorless "den mother" gives them the run down: this school will teach them magic, but resources, security, and privacy are slim. It sounds like a lot of free reign, but they'll have to learn how to be subtle; not a strength many of them have. The clique tries to find their footing in an unfamiliar London, and learn how to put up with each other.
In a new city, at a new school, with so few women around for the first time, Tessa is confronted with her awkward "hunger" – needing the menstral blood of others. In desperation, she accidentally tried to accelerate Lucy's puberty – but her time wasn't right, and Fate rebounded the spell… onto Maraiah! Already have transformation magic woven into her, the spells merge into the worst period of a lifetime – ending with explosions. Going to the den mother for advise, Tesla advised her to try presenting herself as starting a pharmaceutical trial to college girls as a way of "feeding" in the future.
Buddy comes to Sonya with a problem – Lucy's broken laptop! Quickly (and quietly), she scours nearby electronic stores looking for someone who can fix and "wizard-proof" a computer. She's able to find, of all things, a Gremlin tech enthusiast, who can solve her problems and help her plug in to the e-community – if she'll solve one of his. She & Buddy are able to fight off a lightning golem that was hassling the fae, but someone put of a video of it on Youtube! Freshly plugged in and already internet famous…
[This story could use another guest star]
Blood in the Gutter
Tyler stalks the city at night, trying to be a super hero. On patrol, he interrupts what looks like a fight between two humans… but turns out to be a turf war between vampires and werewolves! When Tyler breaks them up and Buddy joins in, it becomes a confusing free-for-all! The vampire, Conroy, decided to walk away; the kids have a chance to hear that Nigel the werewolf was just defending his territory, and they befriend him in the aftermath.
[This story could use another guest star.]
Buddy goes door to door trying to make friends, and walks in to a church group. The pastor gives him a brief explanation of Christianity, and a copy of the Bible to read. Tessa & Lucy tag along to help translate for him and offer support, but put the [[:father-matthew | pastor]] in a foul mood – they are invited to not return, and cast some hexes as payback. Buddy leaves with a book on how to befriend Jesus, but can't make any sense of it…
Be a Hero!
Lucy found a man destined to be a hero, if only she could put his fate on the right track. Unfortunately, he didn't believe a word she said. But Lucy was able to learn how to "convince" English people from Tyler, who told the man he was on a hidden camera show and would get a prize if he played along. Once he "agreed" to be part of the Fate Weave, Lucy got Tim to the right place at the right time with an assist from Sonya, whose computer virus got Tim a job offer. And then he did… something!
The Price of a Wish
While at the college chemisty lab, Maraiah's brooch was accidentally cleaned up while she was in the showers. Separated from the symbol of her power, she lost access to all her magic… including those which let her walk! This was her first time losing it – her first time realizing everything it gives her. Fortunately – but embarrassingly – Tessa Ebner came looking for her, and was able to track it down.
[This story could use another guest star and an ending note – one that highlights Maraiah's resolution.]