Cate was absolutely in her element, and not just because she was on a ship. There's always so much to look forward to when returning to Mythos, but the sail back to school is always a highlight for her, not just because she could catch up with her peers, but she could tell tales to the first-year students. With one year of school under her belt, Cate was fully ready to take up the mantel of spooking the newest students. Cate positioned herself where she could easily be spotted, perched atop the railing of the quarter-deck, set back from the main crowd, surrounded by a small group of nervous first years. Like every fisherman before here, Cate could spin a hell of a yarn. This particular year, she told them that before they can actually access the school, they had to find their way through the labyrinth of Crete, and that this year she heard that they decided to spice it up and add a few weresnakes into the mix because the minotaur had domesticated itself. "Of course weresnakes are real, you can ask anyone." Cate waved her hand dismissively, "Y'all find out you're related to gods, but draw the line at weresnakes? Hmmm, hope you don't encounter one, for your own sake..."
Cate field a few more questions about her new favorite made-up creatures before spotting Cecilia and Alina not too far across the deck. Cathleen cupped her hands over her mouth and called out excitedly, "Alina! Cecilia!" She waved wildly, a big somewhat goofy grin plastered across her face. "Alright kids, I gotta get moving. To those of you who make it out alive later, I'll see ya around." Cathleen hopped down, her sneakers squeaking a bit against the wet wooden deck as she jostled her way through the packed deck towards some familiar faces. The large crowd was always the worst part of the trip back. It's hard to feel suffocated on the open sea, but somehow that exactly how she was feeling as she slipped between clusters of people.
She felt the boat lurch and a few gasps from those who could see what was going on. It didn't take much to surmise the Kraken had taken hold of the boat. Cate made her way to the side of the ship and braced herself against the railing, looking down onto the magnificent beast. While it was not her first encounter with the creature, and it wouldn't be her last, she was awe-struck every time. In her brief chats with her father, he told her stories of legendary heroes of yore that had dared to challenge the similar creatures only to meet their untimely demise. Cate had no doubt in her mind that this thing would decimate her if she stepped out of line. As quick as it had appeared, the Kraken returned to the wine-dark sea.
Cate followed up the edge of the railing, catching up to Cecilia and Alina. "Aren't you two a sight for sore eyes!" Cate chipped as she bounced up to the pair. "Gods, you guys look fantastic! It sure feels great to be back, doesn't it? Break is great and all, but after a while, I really start to miss this place! By the by, if anyone asks about weresnakes, totally real and very scary." Cate hardly drew a breath in between her words, her excitement overwhelming her a bit.