Who: The White Queen OT Gambit When: June 27th, early evening Where: Coffee Shop What: Emma winds down over a hot cup of chai tea at least until she bumps into a familiar face.
It almost made her feel normal, the familiar smell of ground gourmet coffee beans and the sweet smells of the chocolates and pastries drifting from the back; almost like she was back in her days at ESU escaping to the cafe to avoid the stress that came along with mid-terms and finals. After a long day of training or a strenuous night of fighting, she knew she could return to her table in the corner and nurse herself on her chai tea. She inhaled the herbal scents that were wafting from her cup. The coffee shop was a place where she could relax, sip her soothing drink and pretend she was somewhere else. In the beginning, she'd sat in this very seat a dozen times imagining her life beyond the walls of Revolve; she'd concocted dozens of strategies to free herself. It was one place where she found peace and was able to unwind, becoming someone besides the cold-hearted bitch everyone else saw. Yes, her body might be made of rock-solid diamond and her demeanor cold and cruel but she was still soft on the inside, even if it was a fact she refused to admit.
Nonchalantly, she opened a paper that had been left on the table, her eyes scanning the pages as her mind drifted somewhere else. She had been spacey recently and not only that but her moods had been changing and rapidly. Emma knew it was the drugs used to control her powers, they put her off-balance. And it had begun to affect her matches in a negative way. Her block owner had staged an intervention but it didn't seem to be to much avail. The problem didn't lie within her physical body, but in her mind. She had to figure out a way to counteract the effects before she drove herself insane. She inhaled deeply once again and brought her hands to rub her temples as she tried to clear her head enough to survive another day.