I was awoken with a start when Merari yelled at the top of her lungs. Angrily, I sat up in bed.
"What is going on on your side of the curtain?"
"That creepy kid from last night is in my room!"
Confused, I stood up and pulled the curtains back and indeed I saw the kid.
"Uhh, why are you here?"
"No reason, I just need to find myself."
"Ok, since you have officially stepped on my last nerve, leave." My face had a darker look on it and Merari looked at me with curious fear.
"But, I need your help."
"I understand that, but breaking and entering is not the solution. Now, please get out. We can discuss this normally at another time."
Merari whispered to me, "Arceus, what are you doing?"
The man, obviously not leaving, asked the wrong question. "Why don't you look at anyone in the eyes?"
"My apologies." Then, I raised my eyes to his and he looked into my eyes. Suddenly, he fell to his knees, rolled onto his side, and curled up in a ball.
Merari stood up, "what did you just do?"
"Racial trait, a Mortidian's eye if looked directly into causes the person to see every bad thing they've ever done on a repeat loop for about an hour per second of eye contact. If eye contact exceeds 5 seconds the other person experiences excruciating pain for the entire time they are incapacitated for."
"So, you're a giant pain pill!"
"Yes, a little dangerous to be in a co-ed dorm."
"So, that's why you never look at me in the eyes?"
"Yes, I try not to look at people in the eye; however eye contact that lasts less than a second is ok. Now, I'm gonna get dressed, don't open the curtain."
"But, what about the guy!"
"Just put him in the hallway, all the staff knows what would be going on."
With this, I close the curtain and go to my side, and I get dressed. When I am finished dressing I yell past the curtain.
"Are you ready to go down to the cafeteria to eat something?"
"Yeah, I'm fine."
"Ok, let's go."
Together we leave the dorm and try to race to the bottom, with her flying and me running. She beat me, for now. But, we just go on and walk to the cafeteria, when we enter we grab a tray, and cutlery. Then, we get our breakfast foods and we sit down together. I look at her plate and my eyes widen in surprise.
"Wow, you got one of everything didn't you?"
"Two of everything, actually, except for cereal."
"Wow, you got your own mini-banquet, didn't you? I just got cereal, and I'm satisfied with that. Hey, I have an idea for another unfair contest."
"Let's see who can finish their breakfast the quickest."