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A/N: I forgot to mention this, but I miiight have made a dumb mistake last chapter that kind of unintentionally created a plot hole for this chapter...

But just to clarify, this chapter takes place a day before the present from last chapter, so it picks up right where Sagittarius' perspective left off on chapter 12. Sorry if that was confusing.. hehe.

Anyways, as always, I hope you enjoy!

~ Leminaon

Aries POV

"Finally you're back. Geez, what took you two so long?" Aquarius crossed her arms.

"Oh, I think you know." Gemini said, making obnoxious kissing sounds. Aquarius flicked him in the forehead with a disgusted expression.

Ignoring them, I asked, "Where's Pisces?"

"I think he and Libra are sitting down over there," Gemini answered, glancing towards some tree stumps in the distance. "Your make out session took a while, y'know? Not all of us can bare to stand that long." He cried.

Before I got the chance, Sagittarius kicked Gemini in the shin. Whatever, I guess it was revenge enough. "SHIT! THAT HURT, SAG! WHAT THE HELL?!"

"It'll heal." With that, she sashayed away. As I chased after her, I heard Gemini exclaim something along the lines of 'Why must everyone abuse me so! This is Gemini maltreatment!! I demand retribution for my suffering! Uwahh, hold me, darling..!' or something like that. Not that it mattered.

When we got near the two, Sagittarius pulled me behind a nearby bush and harshly whispered into my ear. "Okay, so here's the plan — I'll distract Libra, you grab Pisces and run."

"Uhm... sorry, but I'm not following... Why do we need to separate them?"

"Have you been paying attention at all?" I scowled at her remark, but brushed it off. "Libra may appear sweet and harmless, but if you cross the line and do something really bad, especially to people she really cares about, ahEm, Pisces, ahem, she'll go batshit crazy on you. Or, at least that's what I've heard."

"And you know this how?"

"I became student council president for a reason, dear Aries. Word travels quicker than you think; I know everything there is to know about pretty much everyone in the student body." She bragged. I wasn't going to lie, I was somewhat impressed. "Alright. Let's go."

I watched as she walked up to Libra, while I tiptoed behind the oblivious Pisces. "Okay so, I've been working on my power, and I know you've been practicing yours, so I was hoping maybe you might have some feedback for me!" Sagittarius smiled brightly.

Libra returned her grin, clasping her hands together. "Alrighty, let's see what you got!" Perfect. Sagittarius had her whole attention. Now was the hard part — sneaking Pisces away without being noticed.

Out of all the plans I managed to formulate over the past few minutes, I only saw around two having even a slight chance of working.

Option 1 - Knock him out with blunt force. It was an obvious answer, and it wasn't overly complicated. Perfectly simple, as all things should be. But, there were two major problems with this option. One, I'd have to hit the kid. Not the easiest thing to forget in his position, let alone forgive. And two, Libra would probably hear the noise of the attack, and everything would go to shit.

Option 2 - Somehow silently convince Pisces to come along peacefully. It was a long shot, and in no way likely of succeeding, but it did avoid both problems from option 1, and seemed like the more humanely decent thing to do.

I sighed, running a hand along my face. Option 2 it is, I guess. Ugh. Having a conscience sucks.

As Sagittarius waved her flamed hands around theatrically, I crawled around to the back of Pisces and threw a pebble at his head. "Ow!" He winced. Libra turned towards him, making me duck back down.

"You alright?" She asked, concern covering her face. He blushed and softly shook his head. When she went back to facing Sagittarius, I threw another rock at him. Ignored. Again. Ignored. Finally, after throwing six more pebbles, Pisces whipped around, glaring at my crouching figure. I smirked at his pissed off expression.

I motioned for him to follow me with my head. Hesitantly, he obeyed. When we were a good hearing distance away from the girls, I stopped and faced him. "So? Why'd you bring me here?"

I sighed. "I don't really see any point in lying and sneaking around anymore, so I guess I'll just tell you." And I did. I kept it short, keeping out the unnecessary details, but he seemed to get the basic gist of it.

"I understand. I'd probably do something similar if I was in your position." He thought for a moment, then bent down to pick up a nearby piece of bark. "Here we go."

"Huh? What are you-" Answering my question, Pisces slashed the edged tip of the bark across his forearm, on full display for me to see. True to Libra's word, the injury healed over after a couple minutes. Besides the leftover smeared blood, he was healed. Neither of them had lied.

"PISCEEEES!!" A voice yelled. Libra. From the left of us, both she and Sagittarius emerged from the foliage. Sagittarius gave me an apologetic look. Sorry, I stalled for as long as I could. I gave her one in return. It's fine. You did your part. "There you are! Why'd you leave?" She asked him, hurt seeping out of her voice.

"Um... I-"

"I brought him here. Just trying to figure out what kind of power he has." I lied, saving Pisces from coming up with an excuse — not that it'd be a good one, even if he tried.

"Oh. Okay." She turned to Pisces and scowled at him with puffed cheeks. "You should've told me! I would've come along with you!"

His face flushed in embarrassment. "Sorry..."

As they bickered, I made eye contact with Sagittarius, nodding once. Our plan worked — more or less. Not exactly how I imagined, but that was probably for the best. What mattered was at the moment, our suspicions were averted.

Our group was coming together. Slowly, yes, but definitely better than any of us could've hoped. With both Libra and Pisces, that made our total count six. Half way done, and one step closer to figuring out this stupid mystery.

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