Cassidy "Cas" Wickham || 16 || Initiate || Erudite Transfer
Cassidy was filled with a lot more courage and strength after taking her lull, and the plan she had begun to formulate in her mind was looking greater and greater as she walked, almost skipping to the dorms. Her body felt light as air, her head felt fuzzy and warm and yet still had a crisp edge around everything. Her body tingled like it had been dipped in pop-rocks, but at the same time it wasn't yet painful, although it was very annoying. Her head was thankfully free of migraines, a necessary thing for the plan she had formulated for this evening. She began to hum as she walked to the dorm, eventually popping in her ear phones so that she could listen to some good rock music as she made her way quickly and efficiently. She wanted to prepare her own body for what was to happen, and she wanted to prepare stuff for Griffon as well. She was delighted to find that the Dorm was empty, it was that time of day, where nobody hung out in the dorm unless they were exhausted or very lonely, she continued rocking her head to the music as she walked in and towards her bed, eventually grabbing some clothes and slipping into them without worry of who was around. She decided to wear black jeggings with real pockets, a long sleeve black shirt with a black leather jacket over top. Inside the jacket she made sure to put medical supplies, only light and minimal ones like sanitizing wipes, tiny scissors, bandages and the sort. She also put her last pain meds in it, frustrated that she hadn't grabbed any more. You'll have to grab some after this ordeal, there's no time now. She thought to herself, checking the time again and nodding to herself, although it wasn't yet at the time where they would need to rush, it was slowly ticking by and she knew that soon enough they would need to rush, if Aya and Griffon weren't here soon. She lay down on the bed, having just slipped on her sleek black boots to match her outfit, and closed her eyes, breathing in through her nose and out through her mouth slowly, as if blowing out a candle. She counted the beats with her fingers on her thigh, 1, 2, 3, 4. As her body calmed down she got herself up, and ruffling through Griffon's stuff she laid him out a similar outfit on the bed. All black, warm, and flexible. She needed his body ready to run. She made sure to pop a little notebook in his pocket so that he could write anything down once it got back to him, or she could write stuff for him if she thought he was going to forget. Just as she'd finished laying it down and had just gotten onto the bed again, the doors opened and the familiar sound of people entered the room, not only the familiar sound of people, but specifically Griffon and Aya's charming voices gently bounced around the empty room. Cassidy wasted no time as she popped her head out with a wide smile. "Hi guys! You were quick! Hey Griff I put some clothes on the bed so we could be matching, we need to go though so it would be great if you could get dressed now." She said, walking over and gently squeezing his arm, before letting go as he walked over to grab the clothes and get dressed in the bathroom. As he left, Cas looked at Aya. "Well, I hope you had fun with him all day, seems like you two are really getting along. I expect an announcement at some point." She joked, although even as she joked she felt the tiniest of pains hit her heart, thinking of the fun she used to have flirting with Aya all the time. She could still do that, there was nothing and nobody stopping her, and Griffon wouldn't be mad, he never had been and never would be, but Cas couldn't do that to Griffon, not when he was so happy. He didn't even need to tell her, she could just see in his eyes that he was so happy. Aya was everything to him right now and Cas didn't want to take all of that away from him. She was certain that she was first in his mind, and had no worries about anyone else. She would give up a lot for Griffon and already had, but it was all because he had already done that so many times over for her, he couldn't remember but that didn't matter, she could.
Griffon was clearly uncomfortable as he made his way out of the bathroom in his attire. "Griffon you look so cool! We look adorable matching. Kind of matches with you two Aya, since you and I always wear black it isn't too hard though." She laughed for a moment as Griffon walked over and let her know that he was ready to go. "We will catch you later Aya, see you soon! If anyone asks where we are please just let them know we're on a date. We will have our phones on us!" She said as she waved goodbye to Aya and the two of them walked out of the dorms. The walk was simple, Cas was in a hurry so admittedly she was rushing Griffon on just a little bit. They didn't talk much for that portion of the trip, maybe they were nervous, or maybe they were excited? Griffon spoke up, wanting to clarify the reason for this date, and Cas quickly put a finger ot his lips. Fear trembled up her back for a moment and a shiver covered her body. What if someone was watching or listening for her parents? What if it was her parents? What if... She shook her head, it wasn't safe to talk here, much too risky, too many places for someone to be hiding, too many places for planted microphones. Cassidy walked off again with Griffon close behind her, she walked in front so that he wouldn't try to guess her facial expression, because she was sure that even she wasn't hiding her apprehension all too well. This visit was going to be terrifying. That's why she didn't want Griffon to actually meet the parents, she was scared they would kidnap him, or hurt him, or somehow turn him against her. That's why they had to use her ability, it was the only way for everyone to stay safe. Finally organized in her own mind, Cas began to keep an eye out for little secluded areas that were part of bigger more communal areas. Finally she found one as they were nearing one of the exits and Griffon would have kept going if Cas didn't grab his arm and tugged him in the direction she was in. That's when she got very serious, eyebrows lowering and eyes narrowing, she lifted her hands and began to sign very quickly. "What we are doing tonight is very dangerous, you need to be careful, and that's why I think we need to bodyswap." She signed, watching as Griffon took that suggestion and immediately freaked out, signing back that he wanted to meet his parents, not just see them. Immediately frustration bubbled up within Cas as her plan began to crumble away, and she rubbed the thigh of her jeggings with her thumb, deep in thought it took a few moments for her to figure it out. "Fine, we will swap bodies so you can meet them in my body. I'll watch over the whole thing in yours. Just.. .be careful okay? Don't let mum touch you, don't talk about yourself, or rather Griffon, and pretend to be me. If they think were are both down here they will tear Dauntless apart. Say that Griffon is dead.' She said, watching as Griffon nodded with every word she signed. Eventually Cas, after making sure he knew what was happening and making him sign it back to her, she pulled him close and nuzzled her body into his chest. Warmth flooded her body and she felt a sense of overwhelming peace. Griffon was here. She was here. Everything would, hopefully, be okay. Summoning the energy within her, as if she were about to scream, she felt her entire body tingle and burn, her mind began to feel lighter than air, and her stomach lurched in the spot, making her regret anything she might have eaten that day and hoping Griffon wasn't feeling the same. Grip tightening she finally rele4ased the pressure and felt her body rise up as if it were at the very top of her head, and then suddenly it whooshed down her neck and torso and out through her hands into Griffon's body. Process completed.
Immediate discomfort was evident to Griffon. It was so unusual that Griffon always found that he didn't really find it unpleasant for a while. Cassidy's body felt so good, it was stretched and warmed up from something, he could feel the muscles and joints were unusually active and warm, and he could feel the small amount of sweat she had built up. Arms still around Cas in Griffon's body, he felt an immense amount of pleasure as usual from the physical contact with his sister, even if she was in his body. He could not describe it as missing something, as he couldn't tell what it was like unless he was swapped with Cassidy, and that was happening less frequently now than it ever used to. Finally though the two separated and took a look at each other. Griffon felt like it was looking almost like into a mirror when you looked back at your old body. It was alive and Cas always enjoyed using his body, the size and comfort difference was phenomenal. "Where do I go? What do I do?" He asked, and watched as Cas explained everything to him quietly, no longer using sign language due to needing to go over to the other side. He listened as Cas explained, remembering how strange it was to hear your own voice come out of a different human being, and how strength everyone else wasn't sure who was here at the time. As Cas spoke quickly and effiiently, he remembered the perk of using Cassidy's body. The ability to retain memories, at least until he was back in his. This would be ideal for what was going to happen tonight. He understood Cas even if he didn't know everything. She wanted him to say Griffon was dead because then they wouldn't look for Griffon and he would be safe. He wasn't offended that Cas believed she was more capable than he. He couldn't imagine that to be wrong, she was the most capable person he knew, and family doesn't split. As they walked Griffon had to get used to Cassidy's legs again, walking with a slight wobble as the smaller and lighter limbs and body made him clumsier than usual. It didn't take long for them to reach the end of Dauntless and Cassidy disappeared in moments. Griffon wasn't even sure when and how, as he swung Cassidy's head around, dark hair waving over his eyes foreignly and heart rate feeling different, faster, more severe feeling. He couldn't even feel his own heart beat when he was in his body. He recalled Cassidy saying she was going to watch, but he had wished she would say goodbye. He was getting nervous, and he wasn't sure what the parents were going to be like at all. They could be evil, they could be kind, they could be different than either he or Cas remembers, although he didn't remember anything, and they could be some mix of eve4rything. Griffon continued walking, obediently keeping an eye out around for any people or birds. He didn't actually end up seeing the bird until his foot sagged slightly into the body of a dead pigeon. A little bit of disgust and sadness moved him, and he resisted the urge to pick the body up and move it away. This was the sign Cassidy had said and he needed to follow the sign. She said to stay here.
Griffon stayed, it felt like an hour as he stood there, whereas Cassidy could have told him that it was actually only ten minutes. But out of the darkness two figures appeared as if they'd been there the whole time, and Griffon's mind began to hammer as strong as Cassidy's heart was against her chest right now. Dark brown eyes widened and nimble, sweaty fingers began to grip the jacket's hems. A tall, dark spanish man appeared with a more pale, dark haired female next to him. Griffon was taken aback as he realized the simulation he'd had was right, the woman he'd seen in that sim was his mother. Excitement bubbled up within at the idea that some of his memories were returning and somehow he was actually meeting his parents. A nervous smile planted itself on Cassidy's face, and Griffon swallowed hard through the nerves. He could feel sweat roll down his brow and he wiped it off with an almost surprised look, having forgotten normal bodies sweat so much. "Hi..." He said, listening as Cassidy's voice rang out clearly in the night, and his ears heard it perfectly. He hoped Cas could see him from where she was. The man and woman looked at him. "Cassandra?" They said, surprise just as evident in their voices.