It's a normal day in Texas at McKinney high school, YCs are in class when a new student is introduced, Michael. Michael is blind; sunglasses, cane and all. He heads towards his seat when the teacher instructs and some jackass decides to trip him. He goes down, sprawling on his side, but YCs notice something a little off - he had hesitated before continuing into the offending limb as if he had seen it and chosen to get knocked on his ass. It happens again, this time when someone throws something at him. He looks up, but freezes in place and let's himself be hit. Neither incident bothers him, like he's being buzzed by gnats. YCs, later, introduce themselves to him, maybe to find out what's going on with him or because he's cute. Either way, all pointed questions are left unanswered, but friendship blossoms easily.
It's a week later when Michael's purpose for being at YC's school is discovered. The teachers don't show up for school, neither do several students who are driven by their parents every day, or most of those who take a bus. Those who drive themselves quickly congregate in the quad, milling about in confusion. The radio plays nothing but static, as does to the T.V. There are simply no adults anywhere. Gossip runs rampant as panic builds and some students realize their own parents were lethargic, or hadn't gotten up at all. Only two buses showed up to drop students off. The adults...just didn't get up.
The voices are silenced by a loud bong that reverberates through the small quad. It's the new kid, the blind guy, whispers run through the group, but no one says anything loudly. Michael just has a presence, something that says - no shouts - listen
"In three days time, anyone over the age of 25 will be dead," Michael says in a calm voice. Silence settles on the students because no one can believe that
could be true. "The adults who can will shut down most of the nuclear power plants. Most of them. Five days from now, the gang wars will start. Battles over territory, supplies; kids killing kids." Everyone stares because he sounds so very certain. "Two weeks from now, the first nuclear plant explodes. Anyone still in this city will die of radiation poisoning. If you come with me, if you listen to what I see-"
"You can't see!" someone shouts. The shout is picked up by the group and, for good measure, someone throws a large stone at the blind kids head. He catches it.
"As I was saying," Michael says into the stunned silence. "If you come with me, if you listen to what I see, you will live. If you stay here, you will die. Your other choice, is to leave on your own and then...I will not tell you what becomes of you. We," his sunglass covered face turns in YCs direction and somehow you know he is making eye contact, "will be leaving in one hour from the parking lot. We will not wait so do not be late."
Then he walks away. YCs follow, maybe not right away, but they go before the time limit is up. And thus begins the adventure of their lifetimes. How will they survive? What happens when they reach 25? And how does Michael know so much? How does he see?
I've already got some interest in this, but will need a few more people before I start anything. There will be same sex interactions, so if this bothers you, please don't offer to join. The story will center around our characters being lead by Michael west and will start as everyone heads to the parking lot. Please leave a reply with any questions or if you're interested.
Character requirements are as follows, anything else goes:
- 16 to 22 years old
- A useful skill: Basic medical training, gun training, farming, tailoring, etc. Michael chose this group of people for a reason. Note: Many things can be considered a useful skill, like musical talent, that aren't readily assumed. If you have a good reason for it, I'll allow it
So since I've had a little bit of interest, I'm posting up a character sheet. Feel free to post them up and I'll approve them. I'm going to start this after two or three days so long as we have a minimum of five characters (including my own). I'm also looking for a name for this, so any ideas are welcome.Character Sheet
[u][b]Character Sheet[/b][/u]Edit 3:
[b]How he/she met Michael[/b]: (This is for my use, but will hopefully establish feelings towards him as well)
[b]Additional Notes[/b]: (Include anything you want here, including any plot ideas you might have regarding your character or things you'd like to see them do)
[b]Starting Gear[/b]: (anything of note that you'd like your character to start out with)
We're up and running!Blind Faith: The JourneyBlind Faith: IC/OOC and Character SheetsBlind Faith: The Convoy Blind Faith: Before the EndEdit 4:
Edit 2 is no longer valid and has been removed. We are looking for all characters at the moment, but getting a little heavy on girls (though they're all bi or "might be bi" so it's not a big deal).
Also, characters are now open to school characters who can post by 11/3/2012. After that, you may be any age and from McKinney High, but you did not leave
with the original group. Since this is the case, please add:How you wish to join the Journey
in place of How he/she met Michael.