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xx Swim Team Tryouts
« Thread started on: Sep 3rd, 2005, 11:36am »

Light flashed across the ring that glimmered on her hand, dark ruby rose crest throwing pools of scarlet light over the ground and surface of the clear pool. These shifted as her hands move, undoing the clasp upon her skirt and allowing the ebon garment to slip free of her form, adhering to the bathing suit beneath.

Simone sighed and ran slender fingers through the short waves of hair that fell around her face, violet eyes shifting behind her at the squeals the emitted from the audiance who had gathered to watch the tryouts.

"I should have made it a closed practice." Resting a hand regretfully against her forhead though she spoke nothing out loud.

Instead she crossed to one of the benches, drapping her skirt of the duffle bag the contained the rest of her belongings. Simone picked a silver whistle hanging on a long chain and dropped it over her neck lightly as she waited for the potential team members to arrive and ignored the growing audiance.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 3rd, 2005, 11:52am »

Looking around the locker room, Fallong had to smirk to herself as it seemed she was the first one there. A rather uncommon sight to the red-haired girl. Once she was changed, she retied her hair, taking up any loose long strands and getting the hair-tie to lock it all in place in the back of her head. Lastly, she removed her eyepatch and set it with the rest of her clothes in the locker room. Her right eye stuck out next to it's dark green counterpart. Fishing out the giggles, she slipped them over her head, leaving them across her forehead.

Swiping up a towel she drapped it across a shoulder and then strolled out. Fallon's swimsuit was just a simple black one piece. When she got outside, she found that the pool had a bit of an audience.

"Wow, an' this only for tryouts?" Fallon mused to herself, "Looks like people are a bit serious about this."

She shrugged and walked over to the girl who had a whistle around her neck. After all, it seemed that she was the one in charge of all this.

"Hello." she greeted, "I'm here for the tryouts."
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 3rd, 2005, 12:03pm »

Nanami had been part of the audiance for a few moments, crouched among the gathering girls who'd come to swoon over the Rosa Delmur. Beh. Fangirls.

Of course her hiding wasn't going very well since she'd already changed from her school uniform into a pink bikini complete with tiny yellow flowers on it. Nanami never did anything in halves.

"Hey. Aren't you suppose to be there trying out?" A girl nearby asked her in a confused manner.

Nanami jumped in surprise then straightened and tossed her head. "Of course! I really don't need you telling me what I'm suppose to do."

She turned and strode down towards the pool. Surprise flickered over her features as she caught sight of a familiar red headed girl, hurrying over. "Fallon-chan, are you trying out too? Oh!"

She turned, looking up at Simone recognizing her as the girl she'd saw putting the sign up. A hand lifted and went to her forhead in a salute. "Kanahara Nanami, here for the tryouts as well!"
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 3rd, 2005, 12:19pm »

Fallon had been wondering where Nanami had gone. After all it was only a little while earlier that she had departed ahead of Fallon en rout to the practice tryouts. She turned to her new friend with a smirk and nodded. Nanami's attention swiftly switched to Simone as the girl made her introductions. Fallon turned back, with a half smile on her face.

"Oh yeah, I'm Fallon Laraway." she said, completing her own introduction.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 3rd, 2005, 6:54pm »

Simone's head turned at the approach of the red haired student, closely followed by a blonde girl. A look of approval was cast upon the first girl's plain choice of swim suit, a lifted eyebrow for that of the second girl's. She was silent as they first appeared, lifting a hand thoughtfully to the mouth as the blonde expressed an association with the red head.

'I hope one of them isn't joining just because the other is. Just my luck.'

She waited until they'd both made their introductions, nodding a bit. "Kanahara Nanami and Fallon Laraway. That leaves us one girl shy then, I see. Shynchiro Kagemoru." She shook her head a bit. "We'll start now anyway. My name is Simone Kaine and I'm the team's captain. This academy has won nationals two years in a row and I plan on making it three. Therefore I won't tolerate anything but the best. If you make it you'll be training hard and nearly constantly and will mot likely hate me by season's end. If you don't think you can handle that then leave now. If you know you can..."

Simone turned and lifted an arm, gesturing to the pool hand who stood across the expanse of water. The starting blocks were set in place and she turned back to face the pair "...then we'll get started now. Fallon Laraway, you're up first."

She turned away without another word walking towards the head of the pool. 'Hopefully that will discourage which ever one of them really didn't want to be here.' Again she ran a hand through her hair and wait for the red haired girl to join her if she chose to remain. "I want you to swim the length of this pool. To the end then back again, twice. Over water the first time then underwater the first time. Jim will be timing you." gesturing towards the pool hand. "Start when you're ready."
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 3rd, 2005, 7:21pm »

'Well now, ain't she the sever one. Huh, fair enough.' Fallon thought as she looked towards the starter blocks. She paid close attention to what Simone had to say, and the instructions that followed. Taking her cue, Fallon stepped up towards the starting block and brought the goggles down across her eyes. As she prepared to start she thought to herself, 'Well, the worst that can happen is I don't make it.'

A subtle smirk was on her face as she dived into the water and immediately began to swim towards the opposite end. As Simone instructed, Fallon was going above water as she made her way across the length of the pool. Glad that her father had encouraged her to take swimming lessons, Fallon found the opposit end and quickly turned around in the water. Pushing off she began her trip back so she could start her second lap. As soon as she touched the end where she started, Fallon sucked in a large breath of air and went below the pool's surface for the underwater portion of her tryout. She really started to feel the need for breath as she neared the opposite end. Pushing off, she quickly made her way back to where she could finally break up through the surface of the water and take in more air.
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 4th, 2005, 11:31am »

She chewed on a lock of blonde hair as Simone spoke. Hard work? Contant hard work? The very idea nearly made her stick her tongue out in distaste however she kept it to herself. It was swimming after all. Anything else...ha! With this she could do. Nanami's chin lifted proudly and she nodded determinedly before flashing Fallon a supportive smile.

"Good luck!"

She took a seat on the bench while she watched, hand poised next to her as the red haired girl dived into the water. She didn't remain seated long, jumping up as Fallon returned from her first lap, bouncing on the balls of her feet.

"Go Fallon-kun! You're awesome!" blonde locks dancing around her face as she cheered
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 5th, 2005, 08:01am »

Fallon's dive into the water heralded the click of the stop watch and Simone stood critically at the pool's edge as she watched the flame haired girl's progress across the water. Her eyes flickered toward the pool hand momentarily, eyebrow arching.

"Jim?"

He glanced up and gave her the thumbs up and she was hard put to contain the amused smile. Simone turned on a heel, striding over to where Fallon had emerged from the pool, holding out a towel to her with a brisk nodd.

"Nice job. You made it."

She'd wait till the girl climbed from the pool before turning, eyes falling upon the blonde student.

"Kanahara Nanami. You're up next."
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 5th, 2005, 09:03am »

Hauling herself out of the pool, she looked up at Simone with another half smile at the good news. She took the offered towel, graciously and pulled off her goggles once she was out, offering a "Thanks." to the swim team captain.

When Nanami was called up, Fallong had started to dry herself off, starting with her face and hair. Glancing towards the other swim team hopeful, she gave a thumbs up, stretching her smile a bit wider.

"Good luck." she said.
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 5th, 2005, 10:03am »

She jumped up from her seat as her name was called and walked towards the head of the pool. Her lips tipped into a grin as she passed Fallon.

"I'm a Kanahara. There's no way I could loos." flipping blonde hair over her shoulder rather arrogantly. No lack of self confidence here.

She stopped as she reached the Rosa Delmur's side. "I'm ready sempai." slender fingers tugged the goggles up from her neck and over her eyes, tugging her hair back into a ponytail with a pink rubber band.

She stood at the edge for a few moments before diving neatly into the water. Her above water double lap was a bit unsteady, fingers tapping the marble tiles as she came back. Once she sank beneath the surface however she was flawless, quick motions carrying to the end, turning a neat back flip and pushing off the wall as she returned again, breaking the surface for air only once she reached the side once more.
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 5th, 2005, 11:29am »

A triumphant smirk curled glossed lips as she surveyed the pool from her perch upon the branches of a thick oak tree. Angel's fingers were curled around the globe of a pair of black binoculars and her gaze was focused on the blonde haired Nanami who was hurrying towards the pool. Her fingers tightened around the binoculars when Nanami paused to direct a few words at the second girl there, however the grasp eased as the placent surface of the water was broken by the splash of a body plunging into it. With that, triumphant laughter broke the silence about the oak tree.

"Victory! She may think those goggles are protective plastic but I had them switched with ones made of sugar glass! And as soon as they're wet they'll melt away and she'll get an eye full of pool water! Now Kanahara Nanami, suffer! You-"

"Um...Miss Imress." Her words were broken by the tentive voice of one of the two girls who clung to the branches just below her own.

Angel's pale gaze narrowed with annoyance. "Stephanie, what have I told you about interrupting me when I'm congradulating myself!? Amanda, what is your problem?"

Stephanie glanced towards the second girl, Amanda, who was chewing her lip nervously. "Well...you see...Miss Imress..."

"Spit it out!" Angel's voice was impatient and rising, drawing a few eyes to the trio's hiding spot.

"Well you see...we ah...we didn't leave the glasses. They melted in my school bag before I could get them down to change them."

"WHAT!?" Angel lifted the binoculars to her eyes again and turned in time to see her self proclaimed rival finish her second lap and tug herself up out of the water. "How dare she! Get down there an fix it!"

Unfortuantly her attempts to shake her "minions" from the tree caused her own branch to jolt and break. She fell, straight through air and right into the pool. Water closed over her head as she thrashed and sank.

Angel, as luck would have it, couldn't swim, slipping from conciousness as she sank.
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 5th, 2005, 1:25pm »

Simone nodded to Nanami as she stepped forward, gesturing to the pool hand to start the timer. Again the click of the stopwatch followed the girl's dive into the water. She stood on the sidelines, arms folded against her chest as she watched the blonde student's clumsy progress during her first laps. Lips parted in poise for a sigh, alleviated when Nanami turned into her underwater lap. Those same lips fell together then quirked into a half smile.

'A book by it's cover I suppose, as Del would say'. Brushing hair from her eyes as she stepped forward, holding a towel out to Nanami as she'd done for Fallon.

"Good job. You're above water is weak but that can be fixed during practices. Just get yourself a standard black swim-"

Her words were broken crisp sound of a body hidding the pool and the wide spray of water droplets. Simone whipped around, eyes narrowing as a hand dissapeared beneath the surface. There were cries of distress from the gathered audiance and a sharp curse from Simone herself when the figure didn't immediatly reappear. Fingers jerked the whistle from her throat, diving into the pool, kicking towards the bottom and center in one smooth movement. One arm hooked around the waist of limp figure.

The solid, hard barrier of the pool bottom brushed against her feet and she pushed off towards the surface again, breaking it with a soft explusion of breath. She kicked towards the ladder, lifting the pale haired girl out of the pool with her.
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« Reply #12 on: Sep 5th, 2005, 2:00pm »

Cyn smiled "Same here...I much prefer floating." She ran her hand through her hair, brushing away the dark locks. It felt good outside, warm, but not humid. She took a deep breath, she loved the smell of the earth, especially when she ran.

Spotting the pool, and a group of students she looked towards the older Rosa, "I'm guessing that's who we're here to see." She said raising her eyebrow. "But which one is your friend?"
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« Reply #13 on: Sep 5th, 2005, 2:51pm »

Fallon watched Nanami make it through her tryout with a bit of a smirk on her face. Her dark green eye followed the movements, while the exposed cataraced one seemed to sit still in place. For a moment, she had wished she brought her eyepatch along with her, but before those thoughts could go any further a body splashed into the pool.

In what seemed like no time, Simone had dove in and was pulling the girl out. She tilted her head a little as she watched the scene unfold.

"That..." she raised a curious eyebrow and glanced towards Nanami, "Was not something I expected to see here."
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« Reply #14 on: Sep 5th, 2005, 7:41pm »

She accepted the towel with a brilliant smile, then turned to give Fallon the victory sign just as the shower of water drops fell on her. She turned just as Simone dived into the water, blinking in surprise. She'd missed just about everything, leaning over the pool, jumping when the Rose Delmur appeared again with a younger girl in tow.

"Sempai saved that girl." Nanami gasped, clasping her hands together and bounded on the balls of her feet again. "Simone-kun is so cool!"

She turned her head to look at Fallon and laughed. "Well, wierd things just happen I guess."
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