Holiday week so expect an extra chapter this week for your enjoyment!
Chapter #16: Homecoming
September 24th, 2027-CE
One of the things that Lone Wolfe didn’t think he would hate so much was homecoming week. It was one thing to celebrate the team’s football team and attempt to get into the team spirit for the occasion. It was amazing how fast the schools “spirit committee” could whip the student body into a frenzy over something as inane as school spirit. It got to the point where they would almost punish anyone who was not feeling the spirit. It felt like they were all brainwashed, with the few psychics in the school not convinced that it wasn’t entirely innocent team spirit building.
There was only one thing that could make the week end on a good note. It was something that he didn’t know he should be looking forward to for the school year until Angela had brought it up, “Who are you going to take to the homecoming dance this weekend? I bet you already asked Robin or Robin asked you.”
“I didn’t know there was a dance,” Lone Wolfe replied.
“You should probably ask her for tomorrow night. It’s not like the prom or anything but it is as close as freshmen get to it,” Angela mentioned. She smirked and asked, “Do you think anyone has asked your slender friend out?”
“Which one? Jena?” Lone Wolfe questioned in response.
Angela nodded and he replied, “She hasn’t told me anything. I would have thought that she would have told me something if she was going to the homecoming dance with anyone.”
“Do you think she would go with me if I ask her out?” Angela questioned in response.
Lone Wolfe shrugged, “I haven’t given that much thought. She might. Give it a shot. The worst she could say is no.”
“So you don’t know if she likes girls or boys?” Angela asked in response.
“I can only go off of what she went through communions with,” Lone Wolfe shrugged, “That being said. She went through communions with both. Maybe she bats for both teams.”
“I thought you didn’t put a tie to romantic interests and communions?” Angela questioned in response.
Lone Wolfe nodded, “I don’t but I may not be in the majority about that. Robin definitely puts a romantic twist on her communions. Scarlet does not. She prefers space with no physical contact. Jena seems the same way.”
“You have only went through communions with girls?” Angela questioned in response.
Lone Wolfe nodded, “That isn’t by design, though. I haven’t met any male telepaths that are close to my abilities and that seems to be a requirement for our abilities to allow it.”
“With all due respect, that is not true,” Angela stated, “You are forgetting a person.”
Lone Wolfe cocked his head in response, “Who?”
“Robin’s brother, Ray,” Angela responded, “He is telepathic, right?”
Lone Wolfe nodded, “I never thought about it.”
Angela smirked, “You may want to ask him. Why would you want to have a communion with a guy anyway?”
“It’s a little hard to explain,” Lone Wolfe replied, “When you go through a communion, both of you merge into one person for a period of time. When your mind tries to figure out who you are it tries to find something different about you and uses that as the catalyst to rebuild you as you. When people of different genders do this, it figures out who is who quickly and does this. I want to see what happens when it doesn’t have a clear difference to work with. Jena is still Jena even though she went through this with another girl so it finds something else.”
Angela sighed, “Sounds like fun. Hopefully I can find something to try that with someday.”
“If Robin didn’t put such a romantic twist on it I would suggest to ask her,” Lone Wolfe suggested.
Angela cocked her head in confusion, “Why?”
“The communion working seems to be based off of raw talent,” Lone Wolfe replied, “They don’t have to match up perfectly. The two people just have to be close to each other. I am stronger than Robin but I can communion with her. She is close to average and if what I learned from Jena is true; you are pretty much the average telepath so she should be able to initate a communion with you.”
Angela nodded, “You would be okay with it if I asked her?”
Lone Wolfe nodded, “Why now? It isn’t an empathic bond. There is only one purpose for an empathic bond. There are many benefits to a communion. She could use some of your stability.”
“I may just have to ask her sometime,” Angela nodded, “Until then, I will have to find Jena and ask her out before someone else does.”
“Well, we meet up at the north parking lot to walk home after school, you can meet up with us then to ask,” Lone Wolfe suggested.
Angela sighed, “I guess I will have to wait until then.”
“I have a question for you in the meantime,” Lone Wolfe questioned in response.
She seemed shocked, “What is it?”
“Win or lose with Jena, Can I ask you for a ride to Homecoming? For Robin and I?”
Angela nodded, “Consider it done.”
* * *
The sun was already making its final descent when school was let out. Lone Wolfe and Curtis got out of their class soon enouh and waited for their three friends in the north parking lot. Lone Wolfe glanced to Curtis, “Have you asked anyone out to the Homecoming dance tomorrow?”
Curtis nodded, “Of Course.”
“Who?” Lone Wolfe questioned.
“There is this girl in third period that I had my eye on for a while named Amanda. I asked her out,” Curtis answered.
Lone Wolfe breathed a sigh of relief. He didn’t know he was holding his breath until that moment. It was then that he remembered that Curtis was interested in Jena, back during their reunion at the pool in the middle of summer. Curtis gave him a curious look to which he answered, “I thought you would have asked Jena by now.”
“Well, I did ask Jena at the beginning of the week but she said no,” Curtis answered.
“Did she say why?” Lone Wolfe questioned. He hoped that Angela didn’t wait too long to ask her already.
“She just said she didn’t want to go with an old friend,” Curtis replied, “She didn’t want to feel like a charity case.”
“She didn’t mention if she was already was going with anyone else?” Lone Wolfe questioned in response.
Curtis shook his head, “I asked her that already but she said no. She said she might go alone. She said she thought you asked me to ask her. I told her that she was free to look into my mind but she refused to go in and take a peek. I wonder why she wouldn’t take a look?”
Lone Wolfe could guess as to why she wouldn’t. They had a couple of communions by now. Usually on a Friday or Saturday night. Afterwards, they would talk about the communions. It was apparent to Jena that Lone Wolfe’s telepathy was different from most people’s as well. It was because the aspect to telepathy that allowed people to communicate with spirits of the departed functioned with Lone Wolfe to see the spirits of the living. Curtis was different from most of the people around him. There was a different darkness about Curtis, different from that of telepaths and normal people. While Lone Wolfe refused to read the minds of other people around him out of principles instilled in him rom Scarlet, it would be easy or Jena to confuse that with fear about Curtis’s spirit and would could be found within.
Jena didn’t always follow Scarlet’s principles but she did so more often than most telepaths around them. He chalked it up to the lack of negative experiences she had with normal people. They shared the one negative experience he had. More often than not, if a telepath is found out, people would treat them as mentally ill and place them in a sanitarium and drug them to suppress the voices they heard. If a telepath was smart or clever, they would pretend that the medicines worked before real damage was done to them to get out. That was what Scarlet did. Many telepaths were not so lucky.
Lone Wolfe shrugged, “She takes privacy seriously. We can’t always control where we go when we are in someone’s mind and you are a teenage boy.”
“So are you,” Curtis replied.
“Yeah but I have went through communions with women that are older than me so I have borrowed some experience,” Lone Wolfe replied.
“Some would say that’s cheating,” Curtis smirked.
“Some but not I,” Lone Wolfe stated proudly.
“How about you?” Curtis questioned, “Will I see you and Robin at Homecoming?”
“I didn’t know there was a dance until today so I planning on asking Robin the moment I see her,” Lone Wolfe stated, “I thought they were going to do another pep rally today but apparently not.”
“No but there is a game tomorrow followed by the dance,” Curtis replied.
“Don’t care much for the game,” Lone Wolfe replied, “Just care about the dance.
“I wonder if they will have a bon fire?” Curtis questioned, “My father told me that they used to do bon fires at the homecoming dances.”
“They won’t,” Angela replied as she strolled up to meet the group, “They did away with that years ago.”
“What!” Curtis griped, “I wanted to dance in front of a roaring fire!”
“There was a college that had a bonfire that collapsed and hurt a bunch of people and there were other safety issues on top of that. With all of the safety hazards, as well as the costs associated with the fire, they did away with the tradition,” She explained.
“Where’s Jena and the twins?” Curtis asked, “If you are out then they can’t be that far behind.”
Lone Wolfe glanced towards the building to see if he could find them. He spotted a single figure by the building walking towards them. The shoulder length reddish brown hair and green eyes with a slender build told Lone Wolfe it was Jena right away. He pointed to Jena’s spot, “Don’t know about Robin and Ray but Jena is coming right now.”
Angela faced the direction Lone Wolfe pointed and waited there. Curtis faced that direction as well but his eyes were focused on someone else. He eventually couldn’t contain himself and raced across the grass field to the girl he was walking towards. When he caught up with her, both of them started walking in a different direction. Lone Wolfe sighed, “Well, there goes Curtis. If you don’t want an audience, I can go find Robin and Ray myself.”
Angela shook her head, “That’s fine. You can stay. You need to ask Robin out anyway. I want to make sure you don’t chicken out and we get our ride situation sorted out anyway.”
Jena glanced to the two of them as she approached, “Weird that you two decided to wait for me while Curtis decided to leave right away with whoever that girl was.”
“Well, I have a question for you,” Angela stated in response, “I want to take you to the homecoming dance.”
Jena glanced to Lone Wolfe, “Did you put her up to this?”
Lone Wolfe shook his head, “She came up with this all by herself. She specifically asked if you had a date or if you would go out with her. I suggested she ask you herself.”
“Very well,” Jena stated then glanced back to Angela, “I will accept.”
Angela’s gray eyes lit up, “Really!”
Jena nodded with a faint smile on her lips, “Why not? I wasn’t really interested in most of the homecoming activities but the dance should be fun.”
Angela smiled, “That’s good. As soon as Robin and Ray get here we can figure out our ride situation.”
“Why do we have to wait for them? It’s our date, right?” She asked in response.
“Well, Lone Wolfe asked for a ride if Robin said yes,” Angela answered.
Jena glanced back to Lone Wolfe and chuckled, “You didn’t think to ask her out until just now?”
“We don’t have the same classes at the same time,” Lone Wolfe replied.
“You could have asked her earlier in the week,” Jena commented.
“I didn’t know about it until Angela asked me if anyone asked you out,” Lone Wolfe replied, “Kind of hard to ask her when both of our phone are in our lockers.”
“You could always carry yours on your person and keep it on silent,” Jena commented in response as she pulled hers out of her pocket, “That is what I do. I check it during passing periods.”
“If I had my phone with me I would be too tempted to check it during class and that is a sure way to get it taken away from me during class,” Lone Wolfe replied as he pulled out his phone from his backpack. He checked to see if there was a message waiting for him but didn’t see any. He glanced around and finally saw the twins coming his way. He smiled and said, “Doesn’t matter now. They are coming this way.”
Robin raised her hand to them. She smiled but could tell from the vibe coming off of her that something was up, “Hey Lone Wolfe! If you ask me any other question other than taking me to homecoming you are going to regret it!”
“That was going to be the first question!” Lone Wolfe called out, “Other than perhaps, how your day was?”
“Good, Yes, I will go out with you to homecoming! Took you long enough! My day went fine. I can’t believe I had to wait all week for you to ask me out to the dance.” Robin replied.
“I didn’t know about it until this morning,” Lone Wolfe replied, “No one told me anything about it. Don’t kill the messenger.”
“Your dad didn’t tell you anything about it?” Robin questioned with a confused look on her face.
Lone Wolfe shook his head, “If it involves a date I am sure he wouldn’t tell me about it if his life depended on it. He probably thought I would figure it out when all of the pep rallies started. Anyway, better late than never, right?”
Robin sighed, “I guess but there will be a penalty the next time you make we wait.”
“You know sometimes no one tells him these things and he has no other family to talk to. Instead of punishing him, how about you ask him about it, next time,” Jena suggested, “That or you don’t get a ride to the dance.”
“You mean we already have a ride to the dance?” Robin glanced over.
Angela nodded, “As long as you aren’t mean for no reason. Jena and I are going to and I happen to have a ride so I can take you two as well.”
Robin glanced to her brother, “How about you and your date? Are you covered or are you going to need a ride as well?”
“Hey, I never thought I would be picking up more than just you and Robin,” Angela replied.
Ray scratched his chin in thought, “I think her parents were going to pick me up so I think I am good. I can change things if you want?”
Everyone glanced to Angela. She did a mental count in her head, “Six people means I would have to take the SUV. I guess I could swing it if we wanted to. It’s not like it would be more than one more stop. Go ahead and change your plans I will pick you guys up. I will pick up Jena and Lone Wolfe first and swing by to pick you and Robin up at around six. From there, we can pick up your date and head over to the school for the date. Sounds good?” Everyone nodded and she forced a smile, “Now just make sure no one leaves me alone at the dance or we might be in real trouble.”
* * *
September 25th, 2027-CE
Lone Wolfe waited on the porch for Jena and Angela to show up. The air was getting colder and it was now more comfortable for him to wear his mother’s old leather jacket. He knew they would be here at about this time. His father had offered a sports jacket for the occasion but the smell of old tobacco smoke and sweat proved to be too much for him. It also fit him like an elephant skin. Instead he went with a gray button up shirt and help from his father with a black silk tie. He ticked in his shirt into his black trousers and then waited outside.
He received a text from Jena saying they were on the way. He sat on the porch with nothing to do. He texted Robin saying that they will be on their way to pick them up as soon as they got to his place. He was expecting a response soon but didn’t get anything right away. He wondered how long it would take for her to respond. He wished he had her brother’s phone number at this point so he could relay the message to someone in the house.
A few minutes later a gray SUV pulled into the driveway with familiar figures sitting in the front. Lone Wolfe walked over and climbed into the seat behind Jena. She glanced back with a smile and said, “okay, let them know we are on our way.”
“I already sent them a heads up but I haven’t gotten a response from Robin yet,” Lone Wolfe replied as he settled into the third row.
“So text her brother so we can get there and be ready,” Jena stated in response.
Lone Wolfe shrugged, “I don’t have his number.”
“Swell,” Jena replied, “Well, let’s get over there. We can just have you knock on the door when we get there and that should get them in motion.”
Angela put the car in motion and pulled out onto the road. It didn’t take them long to get to the house. From there, Lone Wolfe dialed her number and let it ring to voice mail. When there was no answer after the second call, he made his way to the back door and said, “Okay, I guess I will have to get to the door and see what’s going on. I hope she is okay.”
“She probably is just taking forever to get ready,” Jena commented in response.
“I don’t see what the big deal is,” Lone Wolfe mentioned, “It is just a little dance at the school. Nothing too special. Nothing that should take all day to get ready for.”
“I wouldn’t have pegged her as the type to be so picky about how she looks for a dance as well,” Angela nodded.
“Sometimes people can surprise us,” Jena stated, “You have been going on dates where there aren’t a lot of people that know her. This one is different so she might be a little more concerned with how she looks as opposed to normal. That might be the delay.”
“Why would she be more concerned when there are people there that she knows?” Lone Wolfe questioned as held the back door open, “They see how she normally looks on any given day. What would be so different about a dance?”
“No offense, Lone Wolfe, but she might want other people to look at her see how lovely she is,” Angela stated, “It is nothing about you but it is part of being human. She just wants to turn a few heads.”
Jena crossed her arms, “I think it is stupid, personally.”
Lone Wolfe said nothing and shut the door to the car. He headed to the house and rang the door bell. After a moment, Ray answered the door, “Oh, Lone Wolfe, you are here already. Robin is still getting ready. Let me see if I can speed her up.”
Lone Wolfe nodded, “You might want to tell her to hurry, the natives are getting restless. They might leave the three of us behind if she doesn’t hurry.”
Ray nodded then closed the door. Lone Wolfe glanced back to the car to see a glare from Jena and a nervous smile from Angela. He had a feeling his comment wasn’t far off the mark when he said that they might be left behind if she didn’t hurry. He waited there long enough for Jena to text him saying that she had five more minutes before the door opened behind him. He turned around to see both of the twins there.
He blushed. She wore a blue dress cut to a v in the front and the skirt ended just above the knees. Her hair had been done in slight curls and make up accentuated all of her facial features including her dark amber eyes. She smiled and turned around showing that the dress had no back to it. Lone Wolfe gulped, “That was well worth the wait. You look lovely. Now, let’s get to the car before we are left behind.”
Robin nodded, “I wonder how long Jena took to get ready.”
“I don’t know, how about you ask,” Lone Wolfe replied as he led the way to the car.
When they climbed in, Angela twisted back to get a look at them. She smiled and a faint blush rose to her cheeks, “Hey Lone Wolfe, let’s trade dates. She looks far too lovely for you!”
“I’m straight, thank you!” Robin huffed.
“Can I at least have one dance?” Angela questioned in response, “For being your ride at least?”
“I don’t see why she should get some extra attention just because she took extra time to do herself up like a doll!” Jena sighed.
“Please say your date is going to take as much time as Robin?” Lone Wolfe glanced to Ray, “This might be a long night otherwise.”
Ray shrugged, “I hardly know her so I don’t know.”
“Well, give me the address and I will drive us there,” Angela stated, “Make sure you let her know so we get to the dance before its over.”
Ray nodded and pulled up her address. He sent her a text message then went back to the map and handed it to Angela. She glanced at it and handed the phone back to Ray. She drove over to the house and stopped the car on the curb. Ray jumped out of the car and headed to the door. He rang the door bell and waited until it was answered by the girl’s father. The father closed the door and they waited for a few minutes. Lone Wolfe breathed a sigh of relief, “Looks like I am the only one who has a date that takes forever.”
“He probably texted her to take her time to take the pressure off of Robin and you,” Jena replied flatly.
“I can tell you for a fact that he did not,” Robin retorted.
They waited for about the same amount of time before his date came through the door. She was dressed in a red dress that did have a back but she did have her make up done similarly to accentuate her face and outfit like Robin had done earlier. All things considered, she did look lovely. Lone Wolfe thought that, all things being equal, she was still in last place in the car with Robin and Jena coming up as the top two women in the car as far as bearuty. He could see why Jena was upset. Jena didn’t have to work at it and the girls which did were taking all of the attention.
Ray and his date climbed into the car and closed the door. He could understand why Jena seemed upset because Angela was already trying to deal for a second dance but he couldn’t understand why Robin was so upset. Lone Wolfe was not giving her the time of day. He figured if she wasn’t giving him the time of day and instead paying attention to Ray and anyone who talked to her then he would be safe. He leaned in and whispered, “What’s up? Why are you jealous? You are still the prettiest one here.”
“She is getting all of the attention right now,” Robin hissed quietly.
“She’s not getting my attention. I’m all yours,” Lone Wolfe replied.
Robin sighed then kissed his cheek, “You always know what to say.” He could tell she wanted to say more but now the car was occupied with one person who was completely normal so she stopped there. It might have been that which made her so upset. Up until now, the car had been filled with psychics and the normal girl was the one getting the attention from her brother, from Angela, and some politeness from Jena.
The trip to the school didn’t take too long which was good for most of the occupants. As the doors opened, Jena and Angela jumped out pretty quickly and waited as Ray and his date climbed out. Lone Wolfe climbed into the middle row and shut the door for the car. At that point Jena announced, “Angela and I are going to be in the bathroom for a little bit. If one of you four can find a table for us, that would be great!” She took Angela by the hand and led her into the school.
Lone Wolfe glanced to Robin and asked, “There are tables inside? I thought this was a dance.”
“Of course it is a dance, silly,” Robin nodded, “But there are still going to be tables around the side of the dance floor for refreshments and places for people to sit. Did you expect to dance for several hours?”
Lone Wolfe shrugged, “I never danced before so I don’t know the first thing about dancing or how much energy it would take to dance.”
Robin took him by the arm and led him towards the school, “You are so funny sometimes. Don’t worry about the dancing part. I doubt many people know how to dance anyway. I can lead you through it but you won’t want to dance for a few hours. You will want to take a break anyway.”
Ray stood in line behind them, “I don’t know Robin, with a partner like you, I am sure you can make him dance for the entire night if you really wanted to.”
Robin glanced back at her brother with a leer on her face, “You shut up about that or I will make you dance like a mannequin!”
Ray jumped back, “Sorry sis!”
They paid their way into the dance and walked into the gym which had been laid out like a dance floor. Gone were the days where a band was usually hired to play music for those coming to the dance. Now, there was a DJ playing music at the far end of the hall. Lone Wolfe was pretty sure he recognized the man as an upper classman and the equipment looked pretty old which meant the student council probably put the equipment together and had a member of the audio club put together the lineup for the dance tonight. It was pretty standard anymore. It was getting to the point where a lot of schools were cutting whatever they could to make the dances more affordable for their students.
Lone Wolfe found an open table quickly and led Robin to it. They claimed it before anyone else could. He sat his jacket down on one of the seat then glanced back to Robin, “Would you wait here and I can get us something to drink and maybe something to snack on?”
Robin nodded, “Sure, some punch and some cheese and crackers?”
Lone Wolfe nodded, “Will do.” He walked towards the refreshment stand as Ray and his date headed towards the refreshments table. He grabbed two empty cups and filed them up with a ladle then grabbed a plate and piled on various crackers and cheese cubes before picking up the drinks and heading back to the table. He sat down next to Robin and sat the plate between them before handing her one of the glasses of punch.
She took a drink of the punch, “Hmm, lemon-lime soda with fruit punch. Not bad.”
Lone Wolfe took a sip of the drink savored the bubbly fruity drink. He took a second drink and said, “Beats water. With how they are starting to cut everything, I’m surprised they gave us punch.”
“We had to pay our way in,” Ray glowered.
“Doesn’t beat the fact that the DJ is part of the audio club,” Lone Wolfe replied, “We don’t even get a real DJ.”
Robin snacked on a cheese cube before replying, “I don’t see what the big deal is. They just play songs. Nothing too complicated or special about that.”
“Except that a real DJ sometimes has their own songs and they usually have their own remakes of other songs. They also have a whole bunch of mixes of songs that are well known. They are excellent at judging the floor and seeing if they want fast songs or if they want slow songs. There is more to being a DJ than just playing music for people to dance to,” Lone Wolfe replied.
“For someone who doesn’t go out much you seem to know a lot about being a DJ,” Ray commented in response.
Lone Wolfe shrugged, “Sometimes I just know stuff. I also have friends who know things.”
“Speaking of friends,” Robin commented, “I wonder where Curtis and his date is? I haven’t seen them when we came in. They could be at another table somewhere. I would have thought that they would be here and just at another table but as I look, I don’t see them.”
Lone Wolfe shrugged, “I don’t see them either. They either aren’t here or they are somewhere else.”
“They could be exploring the school for hiding spots and probably making out,” Ray smiled, “Something I would be inclinded to do.”
“I wouldn’t be caught dead trying to make out with Robin in the school,” Lone Wolfe replied.
“No duh, I’m right here,” Ray commented.
“Not only that, I don’t have any keys to any of the locks,” Lone Wolfe replied, “If I can’t ensure my privacy then I won’t do it.”
Robin stood as the song ended, “Hopefully this DJ will play a slow song.”
She was disappointed and sat down. Lone Wolfe glanced around and didn’t see a lot of people on the dance floor. Those that were there were dancing around raucously. There was no rhyme or reason to their movements other than the fact that there some couples who were dancing together. He glanced back to Robin and said, “This is what I mean by earlier. Clearly a lot people want some slower music and the DJ is not providing it. He is either going off of a list or is just clueless to what is going on.”
“Maybe I could just go…” She glanced to Ray’s date and her words trailed off, “make a request.”
“Make it on paper,” Lone Wolfe replied. Her thoughts came through the link loud and clear even if they didn’t make it to word form.
She remained seated and glared at Lone Wolfe for a moment, “we will see where these songs go. If they don’t play any slow songs soon…”
“You’ll burst,” Ray interrupted.
Robin was about to make a comment when Jena and Angela strolled up. While their clothes were the same, they now wore make up which enhanced the features of their faces. While Jena seemed at ease and comfortable in the makeup, Angela looked distinctly out of sorts. Both of them did look much better than before, “I like what you did with the makeup,” Lone Wolfe nodded, “I take it you are the master behind your transformations?”
Jena nodded, “Not to bad if I say so myself.”
“Why didn’t you just do yourselves up before coming to get the rest of us?” Robin questioned bitterly.
“Because we were operating under a deadline and were trying to be considerate unlike some dates,” Jena responded.
“I’m going to go grab some drinks,” Angela stated nervously and walked away before anyone could say anything more.
Jena sat down on the other side of Lone Wolfe. Lone Wolfe glanced around again and asked, “Did you happen to see Curtis and Amanda on your way here? I don’t see either one of them.”
She shook her head, “I wonder if he was able to get a ride here or if he is dithering around somewhere with her. He has never been one for tradition if that tradition didn’t involve fire.”
Robin got an idea and shared it with Lone Wolfe, “Couldn’t you use your power to scour the town for him? I mean if you tried and spread out your presence you could find him quite easily. After that little display at the pool multiple times you should be able to find him no matter where he is in town.”
Lone Wolfe thought about it for a moment, “I would rather not. There are a lot of people in this town and if I spread myself out that much it will be like drowning in an ocean of voices. I have been in Scarlet’s mind enough as a kid to know how frightening that can be. It is all I can do some days to keep myself stable with the minds of those in my sympathetic range.”
“You’d still be able to find him,” Robin urged.
“Just because I would be able to hear him doesn’t mean I would know where he was if I spread myself out like that,” Lone Wolfe replied.
“But you knew where Jena and I was at the pool pretty often,” Robin argued.
“You were in my sympathetic range. If he is in my sympathetic range then I might be able to home in on him as well. If he is outside of it I might just be able to tell you he is close by but further than a couple miles out. I never tried to find where someone is outside of my sympathetic range before,” Lone Wolfe explained.
“You two are being rather quiet over there,” Ray stated, “Are you two going to sit out all of the songs or do you not like this slow song.”
Robin glanced up then grabbed Lone Wolfe by the arm and dragged him out of the seat and onto the dance floor, not quite giving him time to get his feet under him as they went. When they stopped, She placed his hands on her waist and her hands around his shoulders. She placed her head next to his, “Just follow my lead, we are just going to sway to the music.”
Lone Wolfe nodded, “Is that just what everyone else is doing?”
“Strange that after Jena showed up he starts playing slow songs,” Robin nodded but pointed out, “Almost like that little vixen took my idea away from me!”
“Are you sure it was her?” Lone Wolfe asked as he saw Angela drag Jena to the dance floor. Jena looked about as comfortable dancing as Angela did wearing makeup.
She cocked her head in confusion and spun them around, “Wait, you don’t think Angela would have used her abilities to do this? She sounded just like you and your restrictive rules with psychic abilities!”
Lone Wolfe shrugged, “Jena and I have the same range, if we wanted to, we could have had him babbling like a monkey before we reached the parking lot. She doesn’t seem comfortable with this idea of dancing but Angela is really go for it. She is an average telepath so she wouldn’t have the range to do something like that until she was at the table.”
“She could have spread herself out and extended her range much further,” Robing suggested.
“Yes but that would encompass many more voices,” Lone Wolfe stated, “She doesn’t like crowds and that would be letting in a massive crowd into her mind. On the other hand, she would have waited until we were out here and started playing him like a flute, just this once, since people wanted slow songs anyway.”
Robin hugged him tightly and he returned by pulling her close around the waist, “Do you like the dance?” She asked.
He nodded, “I do. I love you.”
She smiled, “I love you too.” She breathed.