Blair had pouted briefly before shrugging her shoulders. She didn’t mind too much that Lyra didn’t want to go on stage. Jamie held out her hand towards the pinkette, so if she took it, she would be led to where the siblings would be standing. “Blair would have upstaged you anyways.”
Jamie snorted towards the woman as the red headed singer indeed stole the show. The return of the middle sister had little effect on the oldest, besides the glare after taking the kernel. As Mysie seemed to talk to the mentee, Jamie put a hand on her hip.
Mysie seemed to smirk when Lyra accepted their proposal to go and carve pumpkins. They motioned with their hand to get Lyra to follow them. As Lyra found a table, Mysie seemed to follow and flop themselves into a chair near Lyra. The sisters sat near the two, but away from the pumpkins. Mysie looked at them and signed something with their hands. In Stella Sign Language, Mysie asked if the sisters would participate with them."I'm not touching that, it's gross."
Blair says as she looks towards other contestants and their gutting of pumpkins.
Jamie softly snorted as she shook her head. "I'm not an artist. So it'd be a mess."
Mysie rolled their emerald green eyes and picked up their iLac before typing on it;
"I'm thinking of carving a mushroom cloud on my pumpkin…
or a mushroom in general.
What do you think you're going to carve?”
The short haired Faulkner purposely didn’t let their sisters see the text, waiting for Lyra’s response, before they took the phone back and typed more. It took them a quick second for them to erase what they said before putting more down and letting Lyra read it again.
“I’m kidding, I’m going to make the guilds symbol.”
The little redhead was snickering silently as they sat there and picked up a knife and started to get into the pumpkins top to start gutting it. A fat digital clock was put on the table with 00:30:00 on it, instantly going down to 00:29:59 as soon as a button was pressed. Mysie glanced at it before they went back to work gutting the pumpkin. It took a bit, but Mysie was able to get the guts out and used a pen that they materialized from their book of spells to mark up the pumpkin for how they were going to do the carving. To help with getting the shape down, Mysie used Blairs guild tattoo on her right hand.
Jamie and Blair were sitting back and just watching Lyra and Mysie as they carved their pumpkins. Mysie was using their magic to help them carve some of the pumpkin. There was nothing in the rules that said that one couldn’t do that, so of course the youngest Faulkner was going to abuse this. The only thing was Mysie was still carving along with it. By the time the timer went off, Mysie had most of the Luminous Rose guild symbol carved out that it didn’t fully matter that it wasn’t completely carved. It still looked great. They turned the pumpkin around and smirked as they were proud of their creation.
Jamie clapped and looked over to Lyra’s to see what she made. “You two worked well on your pumpkins, they look great.”
She smiles as she walks up between the two of them and ruffles their hairs before she notices something across the way from the pumpkin carving. As she did that, a staff member came up and gave a candy corn kernel to everyone who participated. Mysie handed theirs to Jamie, letting her hold onto it like Blair did.“Hey Jamie! Do you want to… ‘test your courage’ or whatever?”
Blair snorts as she points towards the sign across the aisle. It was pointing towards a maze. Jamie smirks as she glances towards Blair.“I bet I can beat it.”
She chuckles as she lets go of her youngest sibling and their mentee before she makes her way towards the entrance. “Lyra, make sure they don’t cause trouble in my absence.”
She tells her before she jogs into the maze. Jamie was great at mazes, her homecity where she grew up in, in Stella, was nothing but a maze. She made marks in the dirt at corners to let her know when she got to a place as a marker, so if she found a circle, she knew to erase the mark and try the other way. There were decorations of various ghosts and other ghouls, people dressed up as monsters and ‘villains’ to scare the haunted maze participants. One of the rules was to not harm the scare actors. That was almost hard for the redhead to do. It was near reflex to punch them, she managed it regardless though.
Be it by sheer luck, or by the fact that she saw a few people go a certain way, Jamie managed to get her way to the end of the maze. They stood before the gate to the test of courage. A grin was on her lips as she made her way forward. As she entered through the gate, she felt a wave of her magic disappearing again, just like in the Neutral Grounds when she went to get her iLac with her siblings. Was that supposed to be fearful? It wasn’t too bad in her opinion.
She continued forth in the maze before she was met with the sounds of high pitch clapping sounds. Like the sound of pinchers snapping together. She froze as she knew
what that sound was. She didn’t want to go forth and look. They were crabs. The crustaceans that torment the gunslingers dreams sometimes and terrified her to no end. The first time she saw them in Bosco, it freaked her out to no end. Bosco! She ignored the crabs like crazy then! It was for her siblings sake, at least then, so they could get the hell away from Stella, but she could do this! She could face her crab fear once more!
The pinching noise came closer and she quickly moved her feet. Rounding the corner had her face to face with many
crabs. She shuttered and quickly was making her way through the crab isle, running as fast as she could. As hse continued through the courage part of the maze, she nearly tripped a few times. This was absolutely garbage! There were also some ghost illusions happening, but those didn’t seem to bother Jamie. It was the crabs that were getting to the gunslinger more. How did this even know she was afraid of crabs anyways?! Her one irrational fear, being used against her! Was it the gate at the entrance of the Test of Courage maze?! That was the only thing that she could think of! As she passed by a perpendicular part of the maze with a 3 way trail, she spotted something. Risking the crabs following after her, Jamie quickly turned herself around till she got to the corner. What more would she see than the exit!
She cheered in joy as she quickly ran away from the crabs and right towards the exit, literally collapsing at the end after she felt her magic return to her. She kept her head down as she was catching her breath. She couldn’t have her sibling and mentee see her like this.
What did she start doing after she managed to wipe her tears away? Laugh. She started laughing. She stood up as she saw Mysie leading Lyra and Blair to her. The youngest sibling signed something to her, and Jamie grinned. “Yeah! I got a little bored in there and started racing the things for fun! That’s why I’m a little out of breath!”
She calls out as she walks casually back towards the trio, wrapping her arm around Mysie’s shoulder. “Let's go sightseeing around the festival before we get home.”
She raised an eyebrow towards Lyra before a staff member came up to her and handed her another candy corn kernel. “You want to join us still, Lyra?”
The racecar driver costume wearing gunslinger questions with a grin. Her eyes were only slightly red from her crying a moment ago, but she hoped it wouldn’t affect them much since she said she was running.