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EJ Johnson

"I may not have inherited my dad's magic on the court, but I've got game of my own."

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a character in “Summer 2017”, as played by Miserable

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EJ Johnson
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Basics

Name:
Earvin Johnson III

Preferred Name:
EJ

Age:
20

Birthday:
September 9th

Sexuality:
Heterosexual

Face Claim:
Keith Powers

Hex Code:
#cc85a2

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Personality

Personality:
There isn't a single person who can deny that EJ was not spoiled rotten as a child. He and both of his siblings grew up in a life of luxury, the epitome of what a perfect childhood could have been, but EJ was the baby of the family, so without argument, he definitely was coddled. He was his mother's heart, the last baby that she had to take of, and since he had an older brother before him, his father always went a lot easier on him. There was still pressure on him to make good of the Johnson name, but as long as he never caused any major trouble that the public got to know about, EJ was living easy, otherwise. He could get away with murder as long as afterwards, he made sure he had a good sob story for how it was really his brother or sister who started whatever fight he provoked, and how he hadn't done anything to deserve the punch on the stomach or kick in the shins that he got. That was all it ever took to get him off the hook for his wrongdoings, and while that's probably not too abnormal for a kid who's used to taking advantage of being the baby of the family, it's something that EJ never really grew out of. Now, don't get me wrong; he's not running back to mommy with tears rolling down his cheeks for every scrape he gets on his knee anymore, but EJ never grew out of being a brat. He never really learned to take responsibility for his actions, or what maturity meant, or how to set the bar high for himself, because he never had to. His spoiled nature is still visible today, in how he struggles to make compromises, has a short temper, is immature and impulsive, and often only thinks of himself. He's not a bad guy, and there's definitely a difference in his behavior and someone who's actually an antagonist, because EJ isn't manipulative and he doesn't do any of this to hurt other people, but simply because he's grown up knowing that this is how he needs to act if he wants to get his way.

He's a party boy for sure, and though he does his best to remain respectful of his family's image and keep his wilder tendencies on the down low, as he gets older, it's harder. It's harder to fight the peer pressure when all of his friends are going out to the club, and he might "accidentally" charge a couple thousand dollars worth of bottle service to his dad's card. It's harder to say no when girls want him to fly them out to his family's house in the Hamptons, or take them court side at the Lakers game. He knows that it's not his money to be balling out on, but a guy's gotta do what he's gotta do to impress the ladies and his friends, right? This twenty-year-old's mind says so, at least. So yes, he's in the young and reckless mindset where he knows everything, and no one can tell him how to run his life, but EJ isn't a bad person. His siblings may think he's difficult, wasting his potential and on the road to giving his parents more headaches than they deserve, but when it comes down to it, he's just trying to figure out what his life means. He lives every day in the moment, is always laughing and joking around, and just wants to have fun.

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The Past

History:
EJ is the only son of Magic Johnson and Cookie Johnson, though each of them have a child of their own. Regardless of the non-traditional situations of himself and his siblings, EJ grew up seeing his brother and sister as his brother and sister - no technicalities attached. It would be very difficult for EJ to come up with any real and valid complaints about his childhood. The only "struggle" he ever faced was back in grade school, when a few kids realized what his father's HIV status meant, and teased him about it, but it was something that EJ got over fairly quickly. Other than that, his youth was good. He had friends, was involved in sports, did well in school, and had a great home life. While his father focused much of his pressure on his older brother, EJ was treated to being spoiled by his mother, and seeing a softer and more lenient side of his father. Until he hit his teenage years, EJ played basketball and was decent at it, and that seemed to be enough to satisfy his father's expectations for him. He dropped out of the sport come high school, when it was clear that he didn't have the passion or talent to really move forward with it, but in reality, his father probably preferred that over him making a fool out of the family name by trying.

EJ will be starting his junior year at University of California Santa Barbara in the spring, where he's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Financial Math and Statistics. While academics have never been a problem for him, there's no denying that EJ could afford to put more time and effort into his school work, and less time into screwing around, partying, and spending his parents' money like it's nothing. He's still at a point in his life where he's just gliding through life, trying to have a good time, and not really caring about the consequences of his actions or planning for the future. He's not complaining, because he's having a great time doing so, but it's hard to imagine that that will work out for him forever...


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Appearance

Height:
6'2

Weight:
168 lbs

Hair Color:
Black

Tattoos/Piercings:
None

So begins...

EJ Johnson's Story

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Brody Jenner Character Portrait: Andre Johnson Character Portrait: Onika Sy-Johnson Character Portrait: Christopher Rockefeller Character Portrait: Kendall Jenner Character Portrait: EJ Johnson Character Portrait: Kylie Jenner Character Portrait: Scott Eastwood Character Portrait: Grace Eastwood Character Portrait: Ariana Rockefeller

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June 26th, 2017

Villa Punta Mita is where the group of young celebrities will be spending the first week of their summer together. While many arrived last night, some arrived this morning, but given the amount of luxury that the rented home offers (courtesy of The Johnson Family), it's positive that none of them will want to leave by the time that July 2nd rolls around...


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Character Portrait: Andre Johnson Character Portrait: Onika Sy-Johnson Character Portrait: Kendall Jenner Character Portrait: EJ Johnson Character Portrait: Scott Eastwood Character Portrait: Grace Eastwood

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Location: Villa Punta Mita
Dialogue Color âœĻ #C35817
Thought Color ✧ #730800



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Dialogue Color âœĻ #388710
Thought Color ✧ #254117


"Kendall!" It was barely a minute that had passed before Nicki's gaze was being directed towards another entrance to the spacious kitchen because Grace had been appeared, which resulted in another excited cry from Nicki. "Grace!" Of course, though, the youngest Eastwood sibling just couldn't pass up the opportunity to mess with Kendall and while she did that, Andre didn't even hesitate to take one of the pretty crostini he knew his sister had a hand in. Nicki was too focused on shaking her head at Grace's obnoxiousness. It never failed that above any of their shared friends, Grace loved antagonizing Kendall; giving her pet names, taking liberties with the girl's body (that were usually still appropriate and obviously not truly as unwanted as Kendall might sometimes act like), and just plain flirt with her. The antics always made Nicki laugh, which was why she didn't even try to hide her giggle, but she did sip her wine thoughtfully, wondering if perhaps this summer it would be the opportunity to see if those two would actually do something about this...interesting dynamic they shared.

"And that would be the one thing that would make my mouth wanna vomit. Ewwww," Nicki exclaimed only a second after Grace decided to leer at Andre, who only shot the blonde a positively dirty grin. Shuddering, albeit playfully, Nicki made her way over to hug Grace quickly before linking arms with Kendall, smiling conspiratorially at her. "Pretty sure we're just gonna have to keep each other company if she's gonna be like that all summer." Andre laughed, biting into the crusty bread and letting the burst of fresh peppers coat his tongue. After a few chews, he acknowledged Grace, smirking as he appreciatively eyed the blonde. "Ignore her, baby doll. She's just jealous she doesn't look as delectable as you." Nicki hurried to make a face. "Ummm, like I said before, ewwwww. Eww to your face, to that, and really anything that is you. Why don't you go put a shirt on or something?" It wasn't a real complaint on Nicki's part, but all in the good-natured bantering that she and Andre could partake in. It was definitely one that made him relax more now that the worry behind her gaze seemed to dissipate in front of two of her good friends. It was obviously what Nicki needed. "Haters gonna hate," he sing-songed, not even hesitating to grab a plate from the pile that had been stacked up on the counter so that he could fix himself something to eat. Regardless of it being their vacation home and them technically having guests, Andre figured that the others were well aware that it was lunch time and Grace didn't lie. It smelled absolutely mouth watering in the kitchen, as it always did whenever his sister decided to cook. And Andre wasn't hesitating to get himself some food. He was ravenous.

Rolling her eyes, Nicki turned her attention to both of the girls. "Anyways, water needs to be a part of our plan today. Whether we hit up the beach or the pool, I don't care, but there needs to be me, a swimsuit, and nothing but actual relaxation for the day." There many things that they could do as a group. Sailing, scuba-diving, jungle exploration - all great things. But it was the first day and Nicki figured a not too complicated first day as a group in the house was best. It probably spoke more to the fact that she was anxious to be in a house with Brody, Chris, Kylie, and Ariana at the same time, but Andre had repeatedly told her not to dwell on it. And she was trying. While grabbing a bread roll that had been freshly baked in the morning, Andre managed to send a text to EJ, just to make sure the idiot was awake enough to come and eat. He didn't need their father calling him about not watching out for the kid, despite how much EJ tried making that near impossible.

To: EJ
Food's ready

Soon, the next person was Scott entering the kitchen and a small smile flitted across Nicki's face as she greeted him. "Hey Scott," Nicki gestured to the food. "You can eat. Actually, everyone can. You guys don't have to wait on the others." Just mentioning the others made Nicki's stomach flutter with unspoken nerves and she sipped more of her wine, faintly wondering if she could get away with another glass before someone (specifically, Andre) noticed that she was on her second without having eaten anything but toast this morning. "Eastwood," was the greeting the newcomer received from Andre followed by an almost indiscernible upward curve of his lips that wouldn't exactly be called a real smile, but at least it was one that was respectful enough to be called inviting. The two of them didn't necessarily call each other friends or get along that much, but it was their summer vacation. If Andre was going to tell Nicki to try, then he couldn't exactly not do the same.

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Character Portrait: Andre Johnson Character Portrait: Onika Sy-Johnson Character Portrait: Kendall Jenner Character Portrait: EJ Johnson Character Portrait: Kylie Jenner Character Portrait: Scott Eastwood Character Portrait: Grace Eastwood Character Portrait: Ariana Rockefeller

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K Y L I E . J E N N E R
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There definitely was a little (or at least she thought it was little) part of Kylie that was bratty, and that part of her wanted to feel offended at how no one really acknowledged her presence any more than she acknowledged theirs. She wasn't expecting a greeting as if she had just come home from war, but for some reason, it bothered her that Kendall seemed preoccupied with Nicki, and that Chris quickly scurried off to engage with the boys. Grace posed a good question, as she handed Kylie a plate: where was EJ? Right then, Kylie decided that he was certainly going to have to be her rock this trip, the person that she would clique up with since she automatically decided that everyone else was already cliquing up and purposely leaving her out. "That's a good question," she answered, seeing as neither of EJ's siblings nor Kendall seemed inclined on offering any sort of insight. Kylie really wasn't sure about where the youngest Johnson was, as she had been a bit preoccupied this morning with sulking and attempting to adjust to the change of scenery (even though given its beauty, it wasn't that hard). Plus, Kylie was the type who preferred to let others reach out to her, rather than reaching out to them herself, even if she wanted to talk to them.

Now, she felt desperate enough to break that rule, and so as Kendall answered Ariana, and then headed outside, Kylie set her empty plate down and looked to Grace. "I'm gonna go find him," she said, as she pulled out her phone to simultaneously text him saying, "Where are you? Save me." Though she easily could have filled her plate like the others, and went outside to wait for him, she didn't feel like it. Since she had already convinced herself that she was being purposely treated poorly and unfairly, she wasn't going to subject herself to such treatment any longer than necessary, and instead, would wait for him inside instead.

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Character Portrait: Brody Jenner Character Portrait: EJ Johnson Character Portrait: Kylie Jenner Character Portrait: Ariana Rockefeller

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EJ Johnson

→ Location: Punta Mita, Mexico
→ Hex Code: #cc85a2
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EJ detested waking up early. He had to do it enough during the school year, that when school was out or it was a weekend, there had to be a fantastic, one-in-a-lifetime event going on to get him out of bed before noon. Not even being in beautiful Punta Mita, Mexico, in a house with some of his closest friends and family, got him out of bed before noon. It was around that time that he got the news that lunch would be ready shortly, and by the time that he hopped out of the shower (which he had to take every morning, given that even if he slept twelve hours straight, he would still be half asleep until taking an ice cold shower), he had a text from his brother that lunch was ready. EJ left it unanswered. An "okay thanks" might have been polite, but it just didn't seem necessary, especially not as he hurried to get dressed.

By the time that he finally got down to the kitchen, his entrance coincided with Andre heading outside, much to his delight. He and his brother weren't blood-sworn enemies. Their relationship was just... rocky. EJ didn't hate him; he was just expecting the guy to have some comment about him sleeping all morning, and how immature it was, and blah, blah, blah. 99% of the time, the stuff that came out of Andre's mouth was stuff that EJ just didn't want to hear. Out of that 99% of the time, at least half of the time he simply didn't want to hear it because it was Andre who was telling him it, but that wasn't the point. The point of the matter, was that EJ often felt like Andre went hard on him for absolutely no reason.

He was much more pleased to find Kylie in the kitchen, and though he felt pretty impartial towards Brody and Ariana, he greeted them with a smile and a, "Hey, you guys," upon entering the room. He could be bratty sometimes, but it wasn't like he was a bad guy. In fact, for the most part, EJ was friendly and approachable until he felt like he was being slighted by someone. "Just got your text. Sorry for the holdup, but you know I need my beauty sleep,"[/color] he teased, stepping past her as he grabbed himself a plate. Waking up at noon, just in time to eat a perfectly prepared meal in what he believed to be the most beautiful part of Mexico... yeah, this was the life. "Everyone's outside, I assume?" he said, watching as a staff member headed to the veranda with glasses, before looking back to Kylie with a grin. "You know, you're definitely my favorite Jenner. My ride-or-die, waiting in here for me like this," he said, perfectly content with assuming that Kylie genuinely just wanted to wait for him before she ate, and that it had nothing to do with her not wanting to socialize with any of the others. He wasn't picky about what he piled onto his plate, so it took less than a minute before his plate was full. "Even if you're the most loyal, though, I know that the rest of my fans are waiting to be blessed with my presence out there, so let's go."

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Character Portrait: Brody Jenner Character Portrait: Andre Johnson Character Portrait: Onika Sy-Johnson Character Portrait: Christopher Rockefeller Character Portrait: Kendall Jenner Character Portrait: EJ Johnson Character Portrait: Kylie Jenner Character Portrait: Scott Eastwood Character Portrait: Grace Eastwood Character Portrait: Ariana Rockefeller

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A R I A N A || R O C K E F E L L E R

Hex Code: #D4BC24
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Reality was beginning to set in for the first time since they broke up a week ago, that things were now different between her and Brody. She had noticed it before, in small ways like not sleeping with him every night like she was used to, or at least talking on the phone with him before bed, or waking up to texts from him in the morning. Their plans to fly out to Mexico together had understandably been altered, and the way that Ariana had envisioned the summer going had been changed drastically too, but standing here in the kitchen of the house of the girl who she blamed for ruining their relationship, Ariana could no longer deny that this hurt. Whatever this feeling was... be it pure sadness, or anger, or guilt, or jealousy, or more likely, a combination of all of those... it made her skin feel like it was crawling. It made her stomach churn and her throat feel like it was closing up. Brody was no longer hers. He hadn't been hers for longer than she knew. For once in her life, she hadn't been enough for someone. She hadn't been the best... the person that no one could top or turn down. She was... replaceable. She had been replaced.

With that on her mind, it made it more difficult for her to make an effort to corral Kendall into remaining with her rather than going outside with the other girls, both of whom Ariana wasn't particularly fond of. Her brother and Scott left too, with the latter receiving a distracted hello from Ariana before he left with Chris. Soon after Brody had come in, Andre was leaving, and that left her alone, just for a minute, with the two remaining Jenners. EJ's presence changed that, and by the time that he showed up, Ariana had finished plating the foods she desired, but she wasn't quite ready to go outside yet. She didn't know if she would ever be ready to go outside, honestly, because suddenly, the atmosphere in the kitchen had her questioning why she had been so stupid to think that coming on this trip was a good idea at all. If it had been anyone other than Kylie and EJ in the room with her and Brody, she wouldn't have said anything, but since it was just them, she looked to Brody and softly requested, "Wait in here with me, for a minute?" Though Kylie and EJ were both young adults now, Ariana would forever see them as being children, and therefore, their opinions and even capabilities to understand what was going on automatically seemed less significant. She wouldn't have wanted Kendall or Scott, or Nicki or Chris to see her seeking out Brody, being vulnerable, but she didn't mind if EJ or Kylie heard, really, because their opinions seemed irrelevant. She wasn't, however, dumb enough to say anything more than that with them in the room, though. That was the entire point of asking Brody to stay for a minute - so that they could talk once the younger duo went outside.

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Character Portrait: Brody Jenner Character Portrait: Andre Johnson Character Portrait: Onika Sy-Johnson Character Portrait: Christopher Rockefeller Character Portrait: Kendall Jenner Character Portrait: EJ Johnson Character Portrait: Kylie Jenner Character Portrait: Scott Eastwood Character Portrait: Grace Eastwood Character Portrait: Ariana Rockefeller

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K Y L I E . J E N N E R
Dialogue Color: #763899
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EJ Johnson

→ Location: Punta Mita, Mexico
→ Hex Code: #cc85a2
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Although Kylie often claimed that given her upbringing, she was far more mature and adult-like than a normal teenager, it was quite easy to tell that she was still young and angst-y by her moods. Nothing really had to happen for her to suddenly be moody and cop an attitude, and it happened especially frequently around anyone who she felt tried to take authority over her. Brody was susceptible to it a lot, lately, given how he seemed to want to step up and protect their family (the Jenners of the family, at least), from any more public scrutiny than necessary, but Kendall got it from time to time, too. For some reason (or maybe no good reason at all), the way that Brody spoke to her, looking from her phone and to her, as if he was disapproving of her not eating and texting instead, bothered her. It bothered her so much that she didn't respond to him, only dismissively rolled her eyes and turned her attention back to her phone. Had Andre and Ariana not been in the kitchen, she might have made some remark about how she would appreciate it if he would mind his own business this summer, but thankfully, their presence kept her from being more openly disrespectful. Luckily then too, EJ arrived, and Kylie could finally relax a little bit. She followed his lead in putting food on her plate, and barely noticed Ariana flagging her brother to the side of the room as she headed outside with EJ, rolling her eyes but smirking slightly as she said, "Let's compare Instagram followers and then you can tell me about all your fans, buddy."

"Sorry, sorry. I forgot I was talking to the Kylie Jenner. King Kylie," EJ backtracked playfully, but he was only partly joking because he was close enough with Kylie that oftentimes, it was surreal to think of who she was in the public light. His family made a name for themselves too, and in some cases, that came from scandals that weren't the best, but EJ felt like who he was to the public was true to who he was in "real" life. Even he would laugh out loud if Kylie tried to claim the same about herself. She knew how to work social media, he would never deny her of that right, but who she was there and to the media seemed so superficial compared to the girl he knew. It was like she was a completely different person, so "forgetting" sometimes wasn't something that you could really blame him for.

"Let that be the first and last time you forget it, and I'll forgive you," she teased as they reached the veranda where the others sat. No matter how immaturely bitter she wanted to be about some things, no bad mood of hers could negate how utterly gorgeous this place was. She had been to Punta Mita before, so it wasn't too much of a shock for her, but it didn't take away from how much of a paradise it truly was.

"Sure, anything for my second favorite Jenner." EJ's attention shifted from Kylie as he heard Chris speaking, followed by Kendall making a comment about someone not needing hard liquor. Given the setting, it was easy to assume she was referring to Kylie, especially when Chris' words were taken into account, but he couldn't be positive. Nonetheless, there was never a time that EJ didn't let his opinion be known, so as he approached the table with his signature grin, he had to say, "I don't know what we're talking about, but I heard something about Kylie and EJ going hard, so I'm gonna agree with you, Chris. Sounds like a solid plan." As he found an empty seat at one of the heads of the table (since his father wasn't here, he decided that that seat was rightfully his), he couldn't help but to add, "Would've been easier for me to go hard if Nika hadn't stolen the best seat at the table, but I'll ignore that this one time, sis," looking to Nicki, before winking at Kendall and Grace.

With Chris sitting across from Nicki, and Scott next to him, and therefore across from Kendall, Kylie took it upon herself to take the other seat available next to Chris, and across from Grace. Even though EJ had only worsened her mood by acting like he, too, was enthralled by everyone but her, she couldn't complain about the seating arrangements. She got to sit next to Chris, and across from Grace, so at least she wouldn't be weighed down by the bad vibes that she liked to claim her brother and Nicki tended to carry around with them, or by any disapproving looks that Kendall was bound to send her way for just about any move that she made. She had barely been paying attention to Chris standing up for her and EJ (though she would have appreciated his challenge to Nicki about being outdone, and she definitely would have risen to that challenge too), she did catch Kendall's brief comment to the server who had left without placing a shot glass down at her seat. "You don't need to be drinking hard liquor either then, Kendall," she countered, clearly annoyed as she set her plate down and took her seat. "You weigh twenty pounds less than me and are the biggest light weight in this room, so don't even go there."

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Character Portrait: Brody Jenner Character Portrait: Andre Johnson Character Portrait: Onika Sy-Johnson Character Portrait: Kendall Jenner Character Portrait: EJ Johnson Character Portrait: Kylie Jenner Character Portrait: Scott Eastwood Character Portrait: Grace Eastwood Character Portrait: Ariana Rockefeller

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Brody Jenner
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Hex Code: #89c63d


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A R I A N A || R O C K E F E L L E R

Hex Code: #D4BC24
Outfit: Here
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"No problem," he nodded in agreement. The thought of Ariana wanting to talk to him alone made him nervous, but he didn't show it. He didn't have any real reason to be nervous, technically speaking, since they were no longer together, but even so, Brody still felt guilty about having slept with Onika so shortly after their breakup, especially when sleeping with her the first time was what led to him being single. It was sad, probably a little pathetic, even, that had the situation been altered slightly, and Ariana had still come to him with her guilty conscience to admit her unfaithfulness, but he had been faithful the whole time, he didn't think he would have broken up with her over it. He was too in love with the girl, and though it would have hurt him badly, it was a stretch to claim that he most definitely would have terminated the relationship... which was why it hurt even more than she was so okay with ending it, when they had both done each other wrong. Brody knew that cheating wasn't a tit for tat kind of game, where one person's wrong could be righted by another wrong, but he was still a little shocked that things were really over between himself and Ariana.

Ariana watched Kylie and EJ exit shortly after Andre, and it was only then that she met Brody's gaze. A soft smile fell into place... one that felt so natural before she realized it was happening, and pulled it away. "I just wanted to... make sure that you're okay," she said, taking a few seconds in between her words to figure out what exactly to say. In her mind, though, she taunted herself with the idea that of course, he was okay. He was on vacation with his lover that ruined his relationship. He had nothing to lose by coming on this trip. He wasn't sacrificing his pride and ego like she was. Before she could allow him to continue, because honestly, there was a part of her that was going to feel even worse if he confirmed that he was okay when she wasn't, she continued to speak. "I just want this summer to go well for the both of us, and I don't want things to be awkward. I know that we already discussed all of this briefly, but... I don't know. I guess I'm just confirming that I want things to be normal... whatever this new normal is. I need this summer to spend time with Chris, and clearly you need some time to reconnect with your sisters too," she continued, a small nod to the way that she had watched Kylie silently and coldly react to him a minute before, "So, I want you to know that I want the both of us to have fun, in whatever sense that means." She was giving him as close to a blessing as she could muster, for him to have a summer romance with Nicki if that was what he wanted, even though she knew that he didn't really need her blessing. He didn't need it while they were dating, so he definitely didn't need it now that they were broken up.

Brody knew Ariana too well to think that she really meant what she was saying. He would give her credit for trying to be strong, and trying to make things work, but he didn't think that she was really okay with adjusting to this "new normal", as she put it, as she acted. He hoped she wasn't, at least. It was selfish, but in the same unspoken way that Ariana was thinking, Brody was also hoping that she felt at least a little bit of pain without him. "I want the same thing, Ari. We're on the same page, trust me. I guess this isn't what either of us really planned on happening this summer, but I think we can still make it work. We've got a lot of cool stuff on the agenda, and even though I think we both need some space to find ourselves again, just know that I'm always here if you ever need me. Not even in the boyfriend-way, but you know... just if you ever need anything."

"Thanks," Ariana smiled, trying not to make her response sound curt, but also not having anything else to add. This was awkward, there was no way to deny that, but as uncomfortable as it all was, at least Ariana could say that she had been the one to start this summer off on the best foot possible between the two of them. Though it felt unnatural not to wait for Brody, she also felt compelled to act more blatantly independent, so with her plate of food, she headed outside, and gravitated towards the more empty side of the table, where she assumed Andre and Brody would end up sitting. She missed the exchanges between her brother and Nicki, and Kylie and Kendall, so she was content with sitting down peacefully, more concerned with having her wine glass filled than for any of the childish drama.

Brody was only a few steps behind Ariana, and like her, assumed one of the few empty seats leftover. He, too, hadn't heard the conversation between his sisters and the others, that was on the brink of becoming more dramatic than necessary, but as he set his plate down and glanced down the table, ready to make an optimistic remark about the food, he could tell by the looks on his sisters faces alone that something had went down. Surprisingly, though, Brody thought that maybe it would be better not to acknowledge it. "So... are we supposed to wait to dig into this food until Andre gives us a nice toast before tequila time, or am I allowed to start eating?" he inquired lightly, raising the empty shot glass that had been placed in front of his seat.

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Character Portrait: Brody Jenner Character Portrait: Andre Johnson Character Portrait: Onika Sy-Johnson Character Portrait: Christopher Rockefeller Character Portrait: Kendall Jenner Character Portrait: EJ Johnson Character Portrait: Kylie Jenner Character Portrait: Scott Eastwood Character Portrait: Grace Eastwood

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A N D R EXJ O H N S O N
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Outfit: Here
Location: Villa Punta Mita
Dialogue Color âœĻ #388710
Thought Color ✧ #254117



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O N I K AXS Y - J O H N S O N
_____ T H EXS W E E T H E A R T _____

Outfit: Here
Location: Villa Punta Mita
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Though she would jokingly insist that the sentiment did not exist if he ever questioned her on it, Scott's presence was genuinely going to be missed once he dismissed himself, claiming that his team had just accepted a new role that he needed to immediately be back in California to work out the logistics for. When he had readily agreed with her on wanting to just ignore the situation and presently enjoy their lunch, Nicki couldn't help but ungracefully snort out a giggle at his accusation of Chris being a fuck-up. Under most circumstances, unless she was feeling that playful as well with the male in question, she didn't necessarily favor when people reiterated a fact about Christopher that wasn't necessarily fair nor true. However, given her current temperament and what could have escalated into an actual problem, she couldn't help but heartily agree with a much brighter smile than the ones she had been giving before. It was enough of a mood lift on Scott's part that she was capable of ignoring, for the moment, the sting that accompanied Chris' unnecessary egging in favor of acknowledging her little brother's arrival. "Ummm...I'm sorry, but I'm pretty sure this seat does not have your name on it and I'm enough Johnson for both of my babies, thank you very much," she replied cheekily.

She was still playing with her food as opposed to eating it, but she definitely noticed the shot glasses being filled and Andre making his way over, muttering something lowly to one of the staff. Not bothering to question it, and thinking it had something to do with Scott rushing off and going on about needing to pack, she forked enough of the salad on her fork that would disallow Andre to fix her with any kind of look, and then looked up at Chris. "Besides, Chris, I'm pretty sure the last person at this table who I'd consider to be competition is Earvin the third over here," she continued teasingly, casting a bright grin at her younger brother followed by a wink. Just about to put the forkful in her mouth, she just had to add, "You know I could go way harder than you if I wanted to, baby boy." Andre only had just tuned into the conversation, settling into his seat, but he definitely checked in early enough to hear that foolishness. Which was why he cast his sister a derisive glance. "A little early for you to be starting them lies, sis," he told her, a smirk tugging at the corner of his lips. By that time, feeling a bit lighter but definitely ready for a shot with or without the others, Nicki had already pushed the forkful of salad in her mouth and set the fork down on her plate to bat her lashes at him. "I've got no idea what you're talking about, Dre. I'm a smol chocolate cinnamon roll, just ask Kendall." Chuckling, Andre didn't even wait for the aforementioned female's response. He just rolled his eyes and stated, bluntly, "Bullshit." Nicki just laughed into the palm of her hand.

When Brody and Ariana finally settled with them, Andre almost waited to see if Nicki would react obviously. But she didn't, though he was pretty sure that had more to do with the wine settling in her system. It would've made him frown, but Brody had spoken up and that, in turn, made him grin. Gesturing to Nicki, he began "I mean, if you want to be like that heathen over there, then by all means." Nicki had half the mind to throw one of the napkins that had been brought out at him and he must have known where her thoughts went because Andre couldn't help but deliver a short laugh. "Jerk," was her stage-whisper. Still chuckling, Andre waited until the other shot glasses were filled before speaking again, and then lifted his own. "Anyways, since some people couldn't wait and others mentioned it, I guess I can do the cheesy and completely unnecessary toast. To a summer of finally getting to relax, enjoying our travels, the adventures we're bound to have, and most importantly, enjoying us." There was a small pause and then, bracing himself mentally, Andre knocked the alcohol back. He was pretty certain that there would be a lot less of them enjoying one another as time went on, the secret pessimist that he was, but he wasn't going to be the one to verbally curse them with the thought. A little superficial hope was necessary, even at this early stage of the game.

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