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Olivia Ellison

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a character in “Welcome to Hollywood High School”, as played by StarStruck

Description

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Full Name
Olivia Taylor Ellison

Nickname(s)
Most commonly, her nickname will be Liv. Her dad calls her Olive, and a few people can get away with using "Ellie", an abbreviated version of her last name, but it's usually jokingly to get under her skin.

Nationality
American

Ethnicity
Dutch and Palestinian

Date of Birth
February 15th

Age
17

Zodiac Sign
Aquarius


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Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual

Relationship History
She's never been in a real relationship before. She's come close to it, but isn't the type of girl to obsess over labels. In fact, she almost prefers not having to call a relationship anything specific, because of how independent she is. She isn't very romantic and the idea of having to be "someone's", and having to constantly text or see someone doesn't interest her. She supposes that she just hasn't found "the one" yet, though. So, no, she's never had an official boyfriend, but definitely prefers/is more commonly in situations where she regularly hooks up with the same person, rather than bouncing from guy to guy.

Current Relationship Status
Single

Virgin?
No


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Skin Tone
She's Caucasian, and usually sporting a natural tan that gives it a bit of a glow.

Height
5'8

Weight
125

Hair
She's a natural blonde with wavy hair.

Eyes
Blue-green

Distinguishing Marks
She has a couple of moles and freckles on her body.

Physical Disabilities
None

Tattoos and Piercings
She has your typical ear piercings and no tattoos.

Fashion Sense
The best way to describe her fashion sense would be high end. She's always wearing designer clothes, whether it's a pair of $500 sweatpants, or a gorgeous gown that hasn't even hit the runway yet. She has a chic, street style to her and she isn't scared to experiment with her wardrobe.

Overall Attractiveness
She definitely falls high on the scale of attractiveness. It's not something that she's boastful about or even really thinks of herself. She's confident, but not to a point where she thinks she's perfect. Liv has a look to her that's a little exotic, and she attributes it to her middle eastern ethnicity. She's happy with her appearance, for the most part, and it seems like most guys are too.


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Good Personality Traits
Intelligent (book smart, and she has a good head on her shoulders in social situations too), level headed, loyal

Bad Personality Traits
Serious to a point where she's sometimes unemotional, closed off and struggles to let people in, stubborn

Personality
Something that's usually associated with Olivia, is how she is generally deemed as being either too serious, or a bitch. 99% of the time, this reputation comes from her tendency to wear a resting bitch face like it's Prada's best design. She is a serious person and isn't the type of girl who cares about appeasing people with laughter if their jokes suck, or a smile if she doesn't like them. She's not selfish, but she's just not interested in being fake with people. If she doesn't like you, she probably isn't going to be bitchy, but she isn't going to pretend to be nice. She's a very independent person and tries not to get wrapped up in pettiness, so if she thinks that you're immature or not worth her time, she just won't acknowledge you. It's as simple as that. Of course, the petty people who are desperate for a reaction will construe this as her being unfriendly and snobby, and maybe in a way it is, but her intention isn't to be that way. She just doesn't care about most drama.

Like most people, the person that she really is, is different than the image that most people generally associate with her. However, it's not like she goes from being a serious person to a carefree, wild girl in a matter of seconds. Naturally, she does have more of an introverted personality, so even with her closest friends, she doesn't share very much. She keeps a lot of true feelings to herself and hates feeling exposed or vulnerable. At the same time, she's not an unpleasant person to be around when she likes you, and in fact, is generally a great friend. She's the type of girl who's very reliable and loyal. Olivia is always looking out for those that she cares for, and is protective over those who are more open and emotional than she is. She can have fun and will let loose sometimes, but she doesn't like being out of control, so a lot of the time, she's the one who keeps herself in check to make sure that her friends are all safe.

Strengths
She's great at remaining composed in situations that usually provoke emotional reactions out of people. She's no robot, and things do bother her, but she usually can hold herself together and only react to them behind closed doors. She's naturally intelligent and has never struggled in school, and is good and following through with goals and routines, so she's someone who actually sticks to diets and workout regimes when she's trying them out.

Weaknesses
Being very controlled is a double-edged sword for her, because with its perks, comes difficulties of letting go of that composure. Sure, it's great in situations where someone's trying to get under her skin and she can remain unfazed, but she also struggles with letting go of that control and allowing her true emotions to show. It sometimes results in passive aggressiveness, where she doesn't show her anger immediately and will take it out on the person later on in passive manners. She has a fear of getting attached to people and making new friends. She also is not musically or artistically inclined in the slightest.

Mental or Behavioral Disabilities
None

Life Philosophy
"People love you until they don’t need you anymore."
She thinks that she's obtained this mentality by watching her mother's relationships that have always had a tendency to fall apart. She's never experienced heartbreak on her own, but she's taken on this idea that it's a horrible choice to become attached to anyone, because they'll dispose of you when they see your real flaws or find someone better.


Goals

• Short Term Goals (Things he/she want to achieve or do within 2015-2016)


• Long Term Goals (Things he/she want to achieve years from now)


• Aspirations (What does he/she dream of doing)


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Hometown
Beverly Hills, California

Upbringing
Yolanda Ellison, previously known as Yolanda Hadid, is Olivia's mother and Mohamed Hadid is her father. The two met at one of the many lavish parties Mohamed hosted every year, and following that, began to hook up regularly. She was a successful model at the time and became his muse, but she wanted more. It was clear to many of their friends that he wasn't ready to settle down, but Yolanda somehow got a ring out of him after about a year of dating. She was married to him for four years, spanning from a few months before Liv's birth, to a few months after Anwar was born. Their marriage was rocky to say the least, so when it became public that Mohamed cheated on her, Yolanda took full custody of the children and left him. About a year later, she married Larry Ellison. After Olivia's parents divorced, she didn't see her father for another six years. He wanted to be a bachelor and relished in the young, hot women that were attracted to him (and his wealth), which meant that he had no time for his family. Yolanda felt betrayed and humiliated, so that aiding in her not wanting to give him the chance to see the children as well. Larry quickly took on the role of a father to Olivia and her siblings during this time, and when she was eight, she and her siblings took on his last name legally. -wip-

Childhood Idol/Hero
Britney Spears, Heidi Klum

Dream Job
Supermodel. She'd love to be a fashion designer, but she struggles with creating her own design concepts. She can physically sew and put things together, but the creative process is more difficult for her.

Pets
None

Education
Sierra Canyon School (Preschool through Grade 8)
Hollywood High School (Grade 9 - Grade 12)

Social Class
Upper Class


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Household
Olivia currently lives with her mother and stepfather. For the past two years, her sister and brother have been living with their biological father in New York in an attempt to mend that relationship. She had already started high school and didn't want to start at a new school across the country, so she remained with her mother and the man she thinks of as her real father.

Pets
None

Occupation
Student/Model

Residence


Transportation
Matte black Range Rover Autobiography


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Mohamed Hadid | Father | Age 64

Yolanda Ellison | Mother | Age 46

Isabella Ellison | Sister | Age 16

Anwar Ellison | Brother | Age 13


Pastimes

Hobbies


Musical Instruments
None

Sports
She loves kickboxing but just does it as a workout, not competitively.


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Spending Habits
She would consider her spending habits to be average, but that average is in perspective of what her peers and friends are also spending. Spending a couple of thousand dollars on a shopping trip is no big deal for her, basically.

Drinks
Yes

Smokes
No

Other Drugs
None


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Likes
Fashion, warmth, New York, salads, kickboxing and staying healthy, the scent of vanilla, autumn (in areas where it's actually a season), Disneyland, Christmas, modelling

Dislikes
Flying, clutter, sloppy drunk people, commitment, her lack of artistic creativity, when California gets really hot, ultra-conservative people

Favorite Color
Pink

Least Favorite Color
Yellow

Favorite Music Genre
Pop

Favorite Food
Italian

Form of Entertainment
She frequently uses social media, loves going to the beach or tanning outside by her pool, and enjoys hanging out with friends.

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How has senior been for you thus far?
Her senior year has been great. She's the type of girl who does, and always has, avoided drama, or just not acknowledged it if she's involved in it, so there's little that really bothers her. She spent a week in September in New York for fashion week which was the highlight of her year so far, and is enjoying being a senior in general. It's nice being at the top of the social ladder, socially and grade wise.

What are you most looking forward to this year?
She really just wants to graduate. She's had a great run at this school, but high school is tiring and she's ready to move on to bigger and better things. Aside from graduation, she's excited for prom, and wherever she and her friends choose to go for spring break this year.

How do you feel about Spirit Week? Which is your favorite day?
Spirit Week is fun, but Olivia isn't one of the students that goes all out. She participates in each day's activities (because it would be weird not to), but the class color day is probably her favorite, because it's so simple. It wasn't her favorite sophomore year because yellow is definitely not her color, but she thinks that she can work with red this year.

Group/Clique
Royals

How do you feel about your group/clique?
For the most part, Olivia loves her group. She's grown up with a lot of them, and even those that she doesn't have an extensive history with, she tends to get along with. However, something that's prevalent in her clique is drama, and that's not something that she's interested. There's a few girls (who she won't name...) who tend to live off of drama and stirring up problems, and she's just not into that type of lifestyle. She doesn't have time for it and doesn't care. Sure, she appreciates her social image as well, but she doesn't care that much where she wants to ruin innocent people's social lives over it. She knows who she is as a person and doesn't think that some silly high school group can define a person or make them better than anyone else. It's probably easier to have that mentality when you're at the top of the ladder, though.

Are you happy with your place on the social ladder?
Yes

If you could be in any other group/clique which would it be and why?
She genuinely is happy being a royal, so she wouldn't willingly change her spot. If she had to choose a group that she admires the most, it would probably be the theater kids. The way that they can be so expressive, so willing to put themselves out there and potentially be rejected or fail, is so admirable to her. It's something that she can't relate to at all, but she wishes that she had the ability (or true, inner confidence) to just try something like that. For her, modelling is so different than that. She likes to think that it's her clothes that people are looking at when she's on the runway, but for people who are acting or preforming, they're putting their skills and talents on display. It's cool. She also wishes that she could have the talents that the art kids have.

Are you a part of any clubs or sports?
FIDM

Your current GPA
3.90

Schedule
1. Intermediate Sewing and Embroidery Design
2. Marketing II
3. AP English Literature & Composition
4. US Government 12
5. Physics
6. Japanese I
7. AP Statistics
8. Physical Education
9. Lunch

Out of Character

Username
StarStruck

Timezone
Eastern Time

How Often Do You Post
I've fallen off the daily-posting wagon lately, so right now, I think it's fair to say once every 3-4 days. I won't hold anyone behind when my character is involved in a scene, though.

So begins...

Olivia Ellison's Story

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Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn

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{Dialogue written with BurningBridges}
"We're literally still inside my air conditioned room and I'm already hot. Let's just put on the outfits that I got for us yesterday, Kat. Come on, a full denim outfit in October? Whyyyyy?" It was twin day at school, and as always, Olivia and Katherine had paired up. Both of the girls had impeccable style, and ones that usually coincided with the other's, so Olivia wasn't hesitant on giving her friend free reign on their outfits for this year. Normally, Kat was reasonable, though, or at least, she was reasonable in terms of her usual behavior. This morning when she woke up to the brunette making a ruckus in her closet, she began to question Kat's sanity, though. The girl had chosen outfits for them that were both very nice, but something that was definitely either more appropriate for a California winter day, or for a fall day somewhere where fall was actually a season... and not just an extended period of summer. Through Katherine's persistence, Olivia had somehow been convinced into putting on her outfit, but the thought of wearing it out in the California heat already had her sweating.

"Oh my God, stop being so dramatic, Liv! I told you a million times- it's an ode to New York. If we were in New York right now, this would be a perfect outfit, and I'm tired of California weather today. We can pretend that we're in New York, and if you just stop complaining, it'll be fine. The school is air conditioned too, so you're seriously just being such a drama queen right now." Being called dramatic by the girl who had drunkenly sobbed for an hour straight the Friday before because she thought she had lost her lip gloss made Olivia roll her eyes, but she decided she was over it. There was no use in arguing with a girl who really never took no for an answer, and as she stood in front of her full length mirror and examined her reflection, she decided that she did look good enough to put the discomfort on the back of her mind for now. As a model, it was something she was used to anyway, and she figured that Katherine was right, in terms of them being in air conditioning for most of the day. "Whatever, Kat," she responded with a sigh. "Just looking through these posts, I can guarantee you that we're going to be the only ones 'pretending we're in New York', but whatever!" Her tone was playfully passive aggressive, so to suggest to Kat that when she did start complaining about it later on, an "I told you so" would be guaranteed. She continued to scroll through Instagram posts as she waited for Katherine to reappear from the closet wearing a similar outfit, and liked Normani's OOTD post before getting up.

"We're already running late, so let's just stop for breakfast somewhere on the way," she insisted as she noticed the time. Olivia and Katherine were nothing more than best friends, but it wasn't unusual for Katherine to regularly spend the night at Olivia's house. For one, her home was now vacant of her two siblings, so there was definitely a lot of room to spare, but that could be said about most houses in Beverly Hills. The driving factor behind Kat sleeping over frequently was how poorly the brunette seemed to adjust to her father getting remarried. Olivia thought that she just wasn't giving the woman a chance. Everyone knew that Katherine could be a little bit of a... princess, to put it nicely. She liked things her way or no way, and she wasn't accustomed to having anyone in her life, aside from her sisters, who would actually put her in her place. From the few times that Olivia socialized with Kat's stepmother, the girl seemed quite nice, and someone who would probably be more of a friend to Kat than a mom, but Kat wasn't having it. Rather than having to spend every night on the phone with her as she cried about how unfair her life was, Olivia welcomed her over whenever she wanted to stay. It was something that she would do for any of her friends, though, really. Despite not seeming like the warmest person, Liv really did care about her friends a lot.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Catalina Perez Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault Character Portrait: Christian Hernandez Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn

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Twin Day Outfit ⚾ Location: Hollywood High School ⚾ Theme Song ⚾ Mood: Haughty



Chadwick only smirked when Honey practically pouted at Normani about wishing she had gotten some. But what made him chuckle was Normani's absolutely disgusted face as she replied, "Don't make me throw up my breakfast." The small grin for her best friends said enough for Chad. She was only joking. When they first made their way over to Normani and her band of followers, Chad noticed Lauren looking anywhere other than at Honey, and he tilted his head imperceptibly. A second later and only after Normani recognized the couple approaching them did the girl straighten her expression. He almost even dismissed it until Normani caught his eye, shaking her head imperceptibly before focusing on something behind them. "Aww, look at that. We're all here." And only a beat later did he hear a voice he honestly did not want to hear.

"Morning to you too, babe. Just got your text. Couldn't wait to see me, huh?" Christian Hernandez practically purred towards her from behind Chad and Honey, and Normani raised an uninterested eyebrow. She didn't even bother offering him an actual expression; the only indication of any type of emotion was the raised eyebrow. Christian let his eyes roam over her girls before setting on the top of Honey's head. "Honey." Finally, he turned his gaze to Chad, who stared back levelly. "Chad." "Chris." They both stated one another's names with a crispness that made Normani's eyes shift between them. She knew the boys weren't on the same page at the moment, but they normally didn't stay upset with one another for too long. Chad was not the type to hold a grudge and Christian could be an unforgiving asshole, but that normally did not extend towards Chadwick. Except now...it was and Normani was puzzled, but did not show much emotion. Her face was unreadable as she smirked and exclaimed, "And look at that! You both look like the American flag. How cute!" It wasn't a genuine compliment at all, but it was enough to snap the two out of...whatever it was they were in. Chad's arm tightened, reflexively and discreetly, around Honey and Christian broke eye contact. "Yeah, right."

"Aww, don't be a stick in the mud, Ivy League," Christian drolled, pushing past Chadwick to get towards Normani. She watched, from the corner of her eye, Lauren and Dinah instinctively tense up and the latter make a move to step closer to her, but Normani shot them both a warning glance. Of her followers, Dinah and Lauren were her most loyal and the only ones who could officially - without question - call themselves Normani's actual friends. And they were always the ones quick to jump up when they sensed a threat, and Christian was one. She twisted her lips in distinerest at his proximity and watched the Royal eye the muffins she did not intend on sharing with him. "Channeling Betty Crocker today, babe?" She nodded in a faux enthusiasm before folding her arms over her chest. "Yep and these cute little muffins right here are just like me. Not for you." She stated sharply, sarcasm dripping from her tongue. Chris stared down at her, face impassive save for the flicker of hurt that bled through. It was enough to make her feel bad for a second before she squared her shoulders more. She did not have time to make a scene. They needed to get to class.

And Chris' dismissal came in the arrival of his friend, Lennox. Normani's smile was a bit more relaxed in Lennox's face when the male approached her and took a muffin she did not offer. Huffing at all the testosterone in the air, Normani scooped her box up. "Sorry, babe. I'm a sucker for carbs and I do believe you'll be a sucker if you're late for Mr. Ozwitz' class again? What about you, Chris? Aren't you getting detention if you miss class again?" Normani regarded her ex with a steely gaze, one that left no question to her wanting him gone. Chris stared her right back before grinning. "Probably right. Let's go, Lennox. The girls need girl time." He said, putting the words in marked quotations as he stepped backwards, raising his hands up in a surrendering gesture. It was only after a few more steps did Christian stop, pausing only to acknowledge Chad. "Coming, Ivy League?" Chad didn't answer at first, just kissed Honey's temple and taking a muffin from the box Normani tilted his way. Exchanging one more glance with his best friend and queen, Chad gave a small grin before following behind the boys, falling into line with them almost begrudgingly.


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Twin Day Outfit ♕ Location: Hollywood High School ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Amused



Normani was more than pleased when the boys walked ahead of them and did not even pretend to hide the eye annoyed eye roll once Christian's back was to her. She had the right mind to feel bad, especially considering that when she dismissed Chris, the dismissal included Chadwick as well. At the same time, it also included Chris 2.0 or whatever Lennox told himself he was, and she could not help but be relieved.

"Anyway, we should probably head inside soon. I actually like my first period and I have to go by my locker," she declared and took a small sip of her smoothie. As always, Honey got the exact one she loved and Mani appreciated the taste of strawberries on her tongue. Her followers did not move until Mani had begun walking inside with Honey, falling into line with her best friend as the two made their entrance into Hollywood High. As always, all eyes were on them and Normani only smiled, waving to a few classmates. More so, she was eyeing the halls for her two other best friends and heir. It was one thing to come in with Honey, sure. It was not an uncommon sight to see just the two of them together. However, Kat and Liv were usually at least a step behind them, if not Kat clinging to Normani's arm with Liv right beside her. Regardless of whatever beef Liv seemed to tell herself she had with Honey, it was just common. Her girls were with her or at least at their lockers, and Normani had not caught sight of them. It caused her to pull her phone out to see where they were.

To: Liv, Kat
Dont tell me 2day was a skip day & no one included moi??

"Leave us," she demanded and her girls were quick to follow what with Lauren being the last to leave. Normani squeezed the brunette's hand before linking arms with Honey. "Remind me why I'm supposed to actually deal with that...dick. Even Chad's upset with him and we both know Chad doesn't stay mad at anyone for too long."

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Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Catalina Perez Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn

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{Collab with StarStruck}
Olivia could hate all she wanted to - Katherine knew that their outfits were cute, and more so, she knew that Olivia was going to give in if she refused to put on something more appropriate for the warm weather. It was different, being in the position where she wasn't actually the one doing the complaining for once, but she didn't have much time to dwell on it. Before she knew it, an hour had passed since she had showered and blow dried her hair, and she was hurrying just to get the outfit on before Olivia rushed her out the door. The blonde insisted that they didn't have time for breakfast, which didn't bother Kat in the slightest. She was in remission from her eating disorder... most of the time. Being completely recovered seemed like an impossible goal to reach, but where Katherine was now, was a lot better than where she had been in the past. Right now, she could eat meals with other people around. She could fall asleep without spending hours wanting to kill herself over eating an extra ten calories worth of food than she had planned on. She didn't spend hours at the gym trying to burn off every last calorie that she had eaten that day. Was she still conscious about her weight and eating? Absolutely, but that was something that she wasn't sure would ever go away. For now, she was more healthy than she could ever remember herself to be, and for her, that was a major step.

Katherine didn't drive, so like Liv's house, she was as comfortable in her best friend's car as if it were her own. Getting her license was something that she knew she needed to do soon, but she was still too distressed from failing the first time to try again. Besides, being able to drive around with her best friend wasn't the worst thing in the world, especially since Kat had adopted the habit of spending multiple nights a week at Liv's house to avoid her own father and stepmother. "Let's not stop. We can get lunch later. I don't want to be late when I'm wearing such a cute outfit," she suggested as she fidgeted with the car's stereo system. "Right, because I'm going to survive all day with nothing to eat. We're stopping. Not my fault that you spent all morning trying to figure out which shade of denim matched denim better." Olivia was apparently more uptight than she normally was this morning, and it had Kat scowling as she leaned back in her seat to sulk. "Well, you better go somewhere on the way. If I'm late for French again I'm automatically getting detention and I'm not dealing with that, Liv!" she shot back a few minutes later, when the silence in the car made her feel like Olivia had won. Olivia didn't respond but Kat caught sight of a small smirk tugging at the corner of her lips. It wasn't uncommon for the girls to bicker back and forth like this. It seemed to come with their sister like relationship and even if they were snapping back and forth at each other constantly when they were alone, no one ever thought of the two as ones who would actually fight. Any issues between them were petty ones, ones that they got over within seconds.

Half an hour later, and the girls were headed into the school. Olivia had gotten her bagel and Katherine had opted just for a lemon, cayenne, agave cold pressed juice. She wasn't a big breakfast eater but after her past with eating difficulties, she knew now that she couldn't get away with skipping a meal without someone jumping on her back. Besides, the juice was healthy and usually was a good kick start to her morning. "See, I told you we should have gotten here earlier," Kat complained as they passed through the courtyard that was growing more empty now. More and more people were filing into the school which meant that she couldn't show off her perfectly-autumn twin outfit. She read Normani's text message but the Queen Bee was already within her range of sight at that point, so there was no point in responding. "Oooh, you two look super patriotic," she gushed after pulling Olivia towards Mani and Honey. She took a second to admire the girls' outfits, appreciating Honey's confidence in wearing something that was close to being skimpy, and just how damn good Mani seemed to look in everything. Their look was definitely different than the one that Kat and Liv were going for, but it just reflected how different their styles could be in general. "Like, hopefully no one in our school is a terrorist, because you guys will probably be the first targets, but super cute regardless," she reassured them seriously, as she sipped her juice.

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Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Catalina Perez Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn

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Sometimes compared to Katherine, who almost always seemed to be energetic and gushing over something, Olivia seemed like she was bitter or negative. She wasn't though, not usually. Her resting face was just one that tended to be one that appeared unamused and uninterested. It wasn't always correct, but naturally, she just wasn't the type of person who was always giggling and sporting a goofy grin. In a way, it fit her image as a Royal though because as an A-lister, she didn't need to pretend to like you or find you to be entertaining, because unless you were a fellow Royal, you were unimportant. You weren't worth a fake smile or a forced laugh. Interestingly, Olivia appreciated her ability to remain straight faced more than she resented it, because it aided in her desire for control. Being expressive meant that she could be easily read, which meant that she was vulnerable to other people's manipulation, and she wouldn't have that. So, despite barely cracking a smile as she and Kat made their way into school, she was in a good mood. She had managed to eat half of her bagel while driving, and the other half was tucked away in her Dolce & Gabbana backpack for later. The food had hit the spot and after jamming to a few good songs with Katherine, she was ready to tackle another day of school. The fact that it was spirit week only lifted her mood. She wasn't one of the kids that went all out for it, but she had to admit that it was a fun week. It lightened the mood in the school, despite some teachers who were less than entertained by the lifted moods of their students.

Even as Katherine refused to stop at their lockers and instead, pulled Liv straight towards Normani and Honey, Olivia's mood didn't falter. At this point, she was just used to this routine, and even seeing Honey, someone who she didn't particularly like, didn't faze her. She saw Honey at least five times a week, and sometimes more, and Olivia wasn't the type of girl who engaged in public drama. She was civil with the other blonde because it was necessary considering that they were in the same clique and had strong ties to their mutual friends, and because she just didn't care enough to make a big deal out of it. It was how she was with most things, though. She'd stow those feelings and reasons for disliking the girl inside to prevent drama from occurring, and to prevent herself from actually having to open up. It had worked this far, and Olivia was basically comfortable with it by now.

Honey and Mani were wearing matching Tommy Hilfiger outfits, and Olivia smiled in approval as she looked Mani over. Her outfit wasn't that much more conservative than Honey's, but for some reason, Liv approved of it more. With Honey, she usually made an exception to her "no need to be nice to appease anyone" attitude, and that was only because her desire to keep drama at bay was more strong. It was the only reason why her smile didn't grow fainter as her eyes fell upon the blonde who, she felt, was wearing an outfit more fit for a day at the beach than for a day at school. Olivia didn't consider herself to be conservative. She had done tons of bikini and lingerie-level photo shoots before, and when she was going out to an event, she was fully capable of dressing in a manner to highlight her features. Sometimes, the outfits that Honey wore, though, had Olivia reminding herself that the girl lived alone, because she couldn't imagine any mother allowing their child to go to school dressed like that. For a moment, it had her appreciating Katherine's outfit choice more, just because she felt like it distinguished their level of class. Then, Kat opened her mouth, and had Olivia ready to facepalm.

She, and the other girls too, were probably too used to the brunette's mouth and tendency to be offensive without even realizing it. This wasn't nearly as bad as she could get, but she still wondered sometimes, how no one had ever slapped the girl for some of the comments she had made. Olivia knew her well enough to know that Kat just didn't think, and that her comments shouldn't be taken personally, but there were times when sometimes she was even irked by some of the comments. Though Olivia wasn't close with her biological father, she still felt connected to him, if in nothing else, than through her roots. He was a Palestinian and of Muslim faith, though he really wasn't a religious man at all. Regardless of whether he was committed to the faith or not, it bothered Liv sometimes when Kat would make a comment about a woman passing them in a hijab. It was probably the same for Liv and Honey, with racial comments that she would occasionally make about African Americans or Hispanic people. They all knew that she really just didn't "get it" and didn't understand how offensive her ignorant little comments could be, but at the same time, it didn't help their friend's image of being a dumb, selfish heiress to people who didn't know her personally. "You guys look cute," she said, as if to correct Katherine without actually addressing the comment. "I guess we were all on the denim wavelength today," she added with a smile now, poking fun at their own outfits. "And it looks like most of the seniors are actually dressed up, so maybe Chad'll work his presidential magic and we'll actually win this year," she added, her head tilting directly as she looked towards Catalina with a smile. She wanted to pat herself on the back for being extra inclusive today, but it wasn't anything extremely different. She was just being civil, as she always was when she was put into one of the many situations where she was happily with Mani and Kat, and Honey also happened to be there.

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Twin Day Outfit ♕ Location: Hollywood High School ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Amused



In the midst of walking with Honey, the two Royals managed to make it to their lockers and Normani appreciatively opened hers, checking her lip gloss in the installed, elegantly-framed mirror which was surrounded by tiny pictures of her and her best friends from the time they had taken pics in a photo booth. A tight fit and Liv and Honey couldn't have been any farther apart, but for the most part, she loved them. Which was why she kept them in her locker at all points. Say what you will about Normani, that she was two-faced and went from an actual sweetie pie to a cold-hearted bitch, but she did have love for her girls. She just definitely wasn't the most affectionate of the group.

Just as she was getting her sewing materials out of her locker, she spotted Katherine practically dragging Olivia over in their direction and despite being in the middle of complaining about Christian to Honey, a smile was firmly set in place upon seeing her girls' faces. Both of her eyebrows rose in surprise at Kat's commentary about their clothing and the corners of Normani's mouth twitched before a small laugh burst forth. "Good morning to you too, Kitten," she could only reply with an amused chuckle and Liv seemed to try to make up for it by concluding that they looked cute. Which was surprising enough to make Normani stare at her for a minute, a small smile specifically reserved for the gorgeous blonde. Normani feigned ignorance to certain things if they required her to acknowledge emotionally heavy situations, but she could not exactly ignore the...tension that had arrived the second it became apparent that Honey was there to stay. Liv did not normally take the time to compliment Honey, not unless Normani gave a sharp stare and even then it would be pushing it. It was a puzzling act, in and of itself, but it was enough for her to appreciate whatever the sentiment was that had Liv feeling so gracious. Or just less...whatever the hell she normally did when it came to Normani's right hand.

Nudging Honey at the mention of Chad, Normani returned to splitting her attention between them and making sure she had everything she needed for the next three class periods. She hated the typical hustle-and-bustle in the hallway and while she could normally still count on her classmates remembering to move out of her way once she entered the halls, it was still a bit of a hassle making a stop to her locker every period. "Well, if we keep up like we did yesterday, we won't even need Mr. Class President. And as late as we're all gonna be in five seconds if we don't hurry to class, please tell me I'm not the only one who doesn't have their Homecoming outfit set out."

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"Excuse me, Normani Devereux, you're supposed to return the compliment. Don't you love me and Liv's outfits?" she said, mockingly scolding her friend though the offended tone that came with it was nothing short of genuine. Kat liked attention to an extent. Her body image issues had thrown her off track for a few years, but with her friends, it was different. That was especially true now that she was healthier than she had been in what felt like forever, and, more importantly, needed to prove to Olivia that her outfit choice had set the bar high for twin day. "Reminds you of New York, right? Cool, crisp fall weather? Fashion week? Literal perfection? Only those of us with true eyes for fashion really get it though, obviously," she added, tossing a piece of stray hair over her shoulder as she looked from Mani to Liv, as if the direction of her comment's intent wasn't obvious enough.

Normani's reminder that class was beginning soon was enough for Katherine to not press the subject any further. She really was on the brink of a mandatory detention if she was late to her French class again, and considering that it was the only class that she really did well in, she couldn't afford a bad grade in it. She could claim that subjects like math and science just didn't make sense to her, but considering that she was fluent in French, she would have no excuse if she came home with a report card that showed she had failed that course. Not only did she not want detention, but Kat actually didn't dread her French class as much as she did with every other academic-based course she was enrolled in. Her professor wasn't her favorite, but the fact that she actually understood what was going on was something that she didn't take for granted. For one period a day, she didn't feel like a complete moron, and didn't have to hesitate before answering questions in fear of making a fool out of herself. It was a good class to start her day off with, considering that most days, she dreaded coming to school entirely.

Spirit week and the fun she associated with that had definitely helped her get out of bed yesterday and today, and the mention of their outfits for the homecoming dance pushed the idea of rushing to her French class from her mind. "Me either," she confirmed when Mani confessed that she was still without an outfit for the dance. "Without an outfit and without a date, but whatever!" she said, making light of it with a smile. "Honey, you get to live out the perfect relationship life for all of us," she continued playfully. Really, all four of the girls could have any guy in the school that they wanted. Olivia had Jameson and Lennox ready to eat her heart out, Normani had Christian and every other guy ready to do her bidding, and Kat had... guys. She definitely had guys who were interested in her, but she just wasn't interested in real relationships right now. She never had been, and a lot of the reason why had been that in the past, she was too consumed with her eating disorder. She didn't even want her friends to be close to her at that point, so a boyfriend was the last thing that she desired. Now that she was able to focus on more than just her weight, the hookup culture was becoming a bit boring. She supposed that senior year could be a fresh start for her romantic life, but she knew that not much could be done for it by the homecoming dance on Saturday. It didn't really bother her, though, so she didn't mind making light of the subject.

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Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault Character Portrait: Taylor Cunningham Character Portrait: Raquel Lewis Character Portrait: Trayson Garrison Character Portrait: Christian Hernandez Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn

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Outfit|| Off white distressed denim button up over plain white tee,
black denim jeans,
Balenciaga Monochrome grey sneaks, and an anchor bracelet
Location || Hollywood High
Mood|| Happy

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Lennox sat against the hood of Mani’s car as Mani and Chris exchanged words and glances. It always amused him to see how the two interacted with each other. They handled each other with such grace. Not really, though. In reality, there was always some bickering between them and if there wasn’t, then it was probably a sign that the world was coming to an end because that was what was only normal for the two. He continued to munch down on the muffin while the two glared into each other’s souls, but quickly pulled himself up from the car when Chris told him they should give the ladies their time. He nodded towards Chris and walked into the cool air of the building.

As Knox walked away from Normani with Chris and Chad, he felt a text vibrate his phone in his pocket. He pulled it out and noticed it was from Taylor. King Bee couldn’t be seen by himself walking through the halls so Knox quickly replied that they were in the main hall. “Tay’s coming around guys.” He let the guys know so they’d slow their walk so they didn’t send Taylor on a wild goose chase. While they waited for King Bee to make his way around the hallway and catch up with the rest of the guys, Lennox figured he’d get his homecoming details in order. After all, what’s a man without his lady? Scrolling through his contacts, he got to Olivia. He started a new message to her and started typing.

To: Olivia
From: Knox
Hey pretty lady, what are you up to after school today? Gotta ask you a question


Lennox very well knew that there was already someone with their eyes on Liv but that wasn’t going to stop him. Jameson wasn’t anything compared to him and he knew he was a sure fire win in Olivia’s eyes. After all, James was so far in the friend-zone that there was no way for him to climb out. Of course Lennox and James we’re friends and he felt bad taking the guy’s spotlight but Knox felt he was better…equipped…to be dating Olivia. He slid his phone back in his pocket, waiting for a reply, with a smug look on his face.

The one thing he did know about Olivia, however, was how the girl was a difficult one to get. Not so much that she played hard to get, more so that it was almost like she didn’t want to be gotten. Lennox knew that in order for him to get some leeway on her, to sweeten her up, he’d need to go through her best friend. So Lennox nervously pulled his phone out of his pocket and sent another text, this one to Katherine.

To: Katie
From: Knox
Kath, gotta ask a favor. Need you to sweet talk Liv for me (:


Knox and Katherine have been friends for quite a while. The two grew up right next to each other and were always over each other’s house. It didn’t matter that Lennox was a grade level younger, because they were essentially the same age. Besides, the two only had each other growing up – at least that’s what it felt like from Knox’s side. Lennox also knew that Olivia and Katherine we’re best friends so the only way to get him in the clear with Olivia was to go through Kath.




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(Twin day) Outfit|| Denim button up under plain crew necks,
dark denim jeans,
white sneaks, and a Panerai wrist watch
Location || Hollywood High
Mood|| Happy

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A high five was exchanged between Tyler and Tray and before he knew it Tyler was making his way to his locker, leaving he and Raquel alone. Raquel turned her attention to Tray, asking him a question, before turning on her feet and walking down the hall. It wasn’t before she walked down the hall before he fully understood what she was asking him. Tray spread a small smile across his lips and walked alongside his crush. “No Miss Raquel, I do not have a date to the dance yet. You actually beat me to the subject matter.” He smiled, clutching the arms of his backpack that sat on his chest. He looked up momentarily and noticed the eyes and the whispers of the other students around him.

It was rare to see a jock hanging out with anyone who didn’t fall into his clique, or the other high class cliques around his. But for Tray, those labels never mattered. He thought of it as ridiculous to separate students into different classes based on their friend group, or their social class, or the like, but this wasn’t something done by the school. The social hierarchy was created by the students himself so it confused him even more as to why they took it so seriously. The whispers and the looks didn’t bother him though. He knew it was because most people were too shallow to understand so they always started rumors like, Tray got kicked out of the jocks and now he’s a floater or the two are forced to hang out together because he lost a bet, or Tray’s personal favorite: He got her pregnant because they were at a party and thought she was one of the lacrosse girls. Either way, Tray had honest and sincere feelings for Raquel and wanted a relationship with her.

The two quickly stopped at her locker but started their walk just as fast. Tray was getting nervous about the subject matter but he didn’t want to just blurt out the question. He wanted to ask her with a grand gesture. He felt as though a cute note or a cute promposal would make her feel wanted and isn’t that what every girl wants? “ I was thinking about asking this really cute girl, but I’m trying to make it special for her, you know? Don’t wanna just ask her like I’m asking her for a tissue or something.” Tray smiled down at Raquel.




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Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Catalina Perez Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault Character Portrait: Christian Hernandez Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn

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Honey grinned at Normani when she made a comment about throwing up. She was in a good mood, she had her boyfriend and her best friend at her side. She noticed that Lauren avoiding contact with her and cocked an eyebrow towards the girl but said nothing. Her mood soured immediately however at the sound of Christian Hernandez’s annoying drawl.

She was used to Chris’s rudeness and usually responded with some frostiness of her own but she wasn’t expecting Chad to respond in the same way. When his arm tightened around her discreetly she placed a calming kiss on the center of his chest and looked up at him questioningly but didn’t expect an answer in return. While Mani and Christian continued they’re daily banter she nuzzled Chad, absorbing his scent and trying to soothe him. She had to admit she felt kind of bad because she had a suspicion that Chad’s frosty reception had to do with her admission earlier that morning. Unfortunately, she didn’t have much time to ponder that because Christian borderline demanded Chad leave her and Normani alone for “girl time” and with a kiss to her temple he was gone. She held back the frown that threatened to appear on her face and focused on her best friend instead.

She smiled at Mani as she mentioned going to her locker and dutifully walked along side her. As always people watched as the girls walked – no strut – through the school. Honey tossed a bit of her blonde locks over her shoulder.

When Mani mentioned Christian and Chad’s behavior towards him she turned to her friend and sighed. Better to discuss this head on rather than put it off for later, ” Chris has been kind of making comments about me and I told Chad. He played it off but his shoulders got all stiff and he gave me that look that he does when he bottles something up. “ She ran a hand through her hair absently, ” I should have kept my mouth shut “

Just as she was about to explain Kat and Olivia approached. Honey liked Kat, they weren’t close, as is Honey’s nature, but Honey thought the girl was nice. Olivia was a different situation. The way Honey saw it, she suddenly appeared and became real close to Mani and Olivia wasn’t ready for it. Her loss. She tilted the corner of her mouth in a small smiled at Kat’s comment about patriotisms but her brow scrunched in confusion over the terrorist comment. It stayed bunched up when Olivia made a comment towards her. When she mentioned Chad Honey couldn’t help the affectionate smile that graced her usually neutral face, ” You’ll have to ask him. I’m his biggest supporter but I don’t delve in his business. I’d lose my mind”

With that the bell rung and Honey shrugged, ” I got to get to Dance II, “ She said with a shrug, she turned to Mani, as they always walked to class together, ” Ready? “

Normani allowed herself to bask in the pleasantries she could exchange with her girls, even as the seconds ticked by before the next bell would ring, signaling that they all needed remove their asses right along lest they wanted to hear a professor's mouth. Luckily, at least for herself and Liv, Normani didn't technically have to deal with such strictness. At least not for the first period. Pamela - Mrs. Shange, the second an administrator or even the principal walks in - taught their seeing class. She was also the FIDM representative, which was why they were even allowed such informality.

Despite the pleasant thoughts, Honey bringing Chad back up was enough to remind her of what they had been discussing before the other two showed up, causing Normani's smile to dim somewhat. Knowing Chad, he was probably silently stewing, ready to combust if Chris pushed too hard. The two had already been fragile after Rick considering the fact that the former King Bee had been the official glue to hold them together. And judging by Chad's dwindling patience, there was no doubt that something big would happen before the semester was over. Too soon, however, and before they could officially get into the topic of Homecoming attire, the bell rang and Honey was ready to jet. Making sure her locker was closed, Normani shook her head at her bestie. " Wrong way for me, babe. Got class with Liv. Catch up with you later." Normani turned then to her other blonde companion. "Ready?"

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She didn't "delve in his business"? What, was he some Wall Street banker who dealt in some private, serious world that they were all detached from? The last time Olivia checked, he was class president, and one that they elected. The entire point of student government was that the student body was involved, but just had a specific representative to present their requests and complaints in a formal manner. It was funny, really, that Honey thought of herself as something important because it was apparent (to Olivia, anyway) that she was already vying to be nothing more than a trophy wife. She watched as the blonde, who had now confirmed her spot as being brainless, trailed away, requesting Mani's company. Internally, Liv scoffed at the idea that the only place she would actually be considered a trophy wife would be somewhere with standards far lower than Beverly Hills. New Jersey, maybe. Give it ten years and she'll be featured as one of those housewives, I guarantee it... It wasn't fair, and Olivia knew that being so petty wasn't true to her character, but she couldn't help it sometimes. Plus, she was allowed to feel that way in her head. It would only hurt herself and those around her if she vocalized those feelings, she decided, and of course, she wasn't going to do that.

"Yeah, I'm ready," she said, her eyes only pulling away from the other blonde, who was down the hall by then, when Mani spoke. A small smile had set in on her face as Honey faded away, but it wasn't because she was that bothered by the girl being there. More so, it was a smile in response to her own inner monologue, because damn, if she couldn't verbalize those thoughts and let other people appreciate her sense of humor, someone had to appreciate it, and that someone had to be her. As she looked from Mani to Kat, the smile became more genuine, and she headed away with Mani as she glanced over her shoulder to conclude their time with Kat. "See you in marketing. Don't be late!" she advised, already too far to give the brunette the warning look that she intended to give. Out of the four girls that topped the royals group, Katherine was definitely the one who was... all over the place. A little too energetic, a little too emotional, a little too uncontrolled for her own good. Or so Olivia thought, at least. She couldn't imagine being the type of person who could cry on a dime, who was late to nearly everything, and spoke every thought that crossed her mind. It was a breath of fresh air to see that in her friend, since Normani didn't truly act that way, and Olivia would say she didn't know Honey well enough to speak on it, but that alone showed that Honey had walls up too. "Mind if I stop at my locker? I was running late today because of Kat. God, you don't know how lucky you are that you're out in Newport. I take back all of my insistences that you get a place closer to school, because you'll go crazy as me with her basically living with you," she said, her tone light and playful, the way she liked it to be with her friends. It was hard to do with Honey around, which unfortunately, seemed to be frequent, but when she didn't have to deal with a non-friend in the circle, things felt normal and easy. It allowed Olivia to feel less guarded and more comfortable.

Olivia prided herself in being organized, so it literally took less than a minute for her to unlock her locker and grab the items she needed for her first period class. "And I don't have my outfit for homecoming picked out yet either. The last day to vote for Prince and Princess is today, right?" she continued, distracted for a brief moment as she read a message from Lennox on her phone. Her expression didn't change, as with things like this, she didn't want to look like she was caught off guard or reading something that was out of the norm.

To: Knox
Image i'm not sure! maybe some shopping with the girls! too important to ask through text??

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Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Catalina Perez Character Portrait: Ian Butler Character Portrait: Haejin Ahn Character Portrait: Val Vitali Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Emma Sinclair Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn

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Honey left in one direction, Olivia and Normani in the other, and Katherine in another. Spirit week made school fun... when she was with her girls. When she wasn't, she was just a single person walking around in a denim outfit that made her wish she was in New York, and not in this school building whose initials could just as easily stand for Hell High School as they did for Hollywood High School.

While the promise of a detention originally had Katherine on the path to her French class, as she got closer, she started getting antsy. The idea of sitting through a class that would feel five hours long made her stomach churn. Sure, for one period out of the day, she would actually know what was going on, but it wasn't like it was going to be enjoyable. Besides, she was a fluent French speaker. For most of her life, her father only spoke French at home, so she felt like she was basically as proficient in it as their teacher. Why should she have to waste her valuable time and energy in a class, when she knew what was being taught? It seemed useless, but Katherine wasn't the girl who had the gall to cut class on a whim... alone, at least. So, she slowed her pace, not wanting to reach the classroom just yet, as she sent a message to Val. His response would help her decide. He'd either be in a surprisingly studious mood, say he was going to class and save her from getting a detention, or he'd be the Val she knew and loved, and would agree to cut with her, save her from a period of agony, and leave her regretting the decision later on. While texting Val, she realized that Knox had texted her too. Unsurprisingly, it was about Olivia, so Katherine didn't put too much thought into her response.

To: Val
you better lmk if you plan on cutting french bc i don't want to go either and i'm NOT going if you're not going

To: Knox
are you going to buy me something nice if i help you?!?!?! #célinebag

As she walked, now heading down another hallway to give her an extra minute as she waited for Val's response, she approached the cafeteria. She recognized a lot of the people coming in and out. A few jocks said hello to her, and she smiled towards a couple of cheerleaders that she liked. However, surprisingly, the person that caught her eye most was Emma Sinclair. Normally, Kat didn't give nerds or geeks the time of day. Understandably, she had little in common with most of them, but Emma was her current math tutor, and since Katherine had a math exam today, she magically knew who Emma was again. In typical Kat fashion, she approached Emma and two of her friends, one, who she recognized as Ian, the boy who had been her history tutor the year before, and Haejin, who Kat would ignorantly tell you was "just some Chinese girl". She didn't bother with greetings or smiles, only by clutching Emma's arm to catch her attention before saying, "Emma, my algebra test is seventh period! You promise I won't fail, right?" It was said in a way where she needed that guarantee. As if it wasn't typical for Emma to spend hours helping Katherine, and them leaving off on a note where it was quite possible for her to do well, but then when it came time for the test, her mind going blank and her failing, and being distraught on why Emma hadn't went over the exact questions that were on the exam.

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Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault Character Portrait: Fergus Caedon Character Portrait: Taylor Cunningham Character Portrait: Raquel Lewis Character Portrait: Trayson Garrison Character Portrait: Christian Hernandez Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn

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Outfit|| Off white distressed denim button up over plain white tee,
black denim jeans,
Balenciaga Monochrome grey sneaks, and an anchor bracelet
Location || Hollywood High
Mood || Bitter

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A lapse of judgement. That’s what we’ll call it. It took Lennox a second to completely understand what just happened. But the more he thought about why the hell Chris just blew his top on him, he understood. He mentioned Taylor in front of him, which is a surefire way to lose a head or an ear or something when it comes to Chris. He and Taylor are not even close to friends and it was completely accidental. Lennox forgot entirely that Chris and Taylor aren’t really friends and the mentioning of such sent Chris off the deep end. It was an honest to goodness error but it sent Lennox into a face palm. He gets what he did was stupid but Chris’s reaction was just slightly over the top. Completely unnecessary if you ask him. Lennox awkwardly waved up to Chad as the boys were leaving, he swung himself around away from the guys departing. He took a deep sigh, and rubbed his face with his hands for a few seconds before looking up and meeting Taylor’s eyes. Tay greeted Lennox and Lennox smiled slightly, “Hey man,” Lennox acknowledged Taylor. Before he could say more, his phone started vibrating in his pocket with multiple texts. One from Olivia and one from Katherine. He decided to play it a little safer than normal and texted Kat back first.

To: Katie
Anything for you kitty Kat. Help me with Liv. Does she have a date yet?


Without texting Olivia back, he fumbled his phone around in his hands, waiting for Kat to reply. He turned his attention back to Tay. He figured he should answer his question before anyone else blew up on him. “Oh, it’s just Chris. Bad mood. As usual. You know.” He kept his answers short and choppy. No need to fuel any Tay-Chris hate fire. He nodded at Taylor’s menton of class, “Yeah, we should get going.” Lennox awkwardly smiled and started walking towards his class.




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(Twin day) Outfit|| Denim button up under plain crew necks,
dark denim jeans,
white sneaks, and a Panerai wrist watch
Location || Hollywood High
Mood || Excited

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Tray and Raquel continued walking by each other and continued their conversation about who Tray was going to ask to the homecoming dance. He was obviously going to ask her but he wanted it to be cute. He wanted her to feel special about the way he asked her. He wanted to bring attention to her because he felt she definitely deserved it. He looked down at her after telling her about some mystery girl and noticed a blush to her cheeks. He looked back up and smiled to himself. The fact that he was who he was made no difference to him but apparently it was a thing. Tray didn’t care that he was a jock or a royal or whatever, he cared more about his character than his reputation. “That’s silly Raq. I’m nothing special.” He scoffed – not at her but more at the idea that he was something to be impressed by.

A moment of silence was followed by an excited grip on Tray’s arm. He looked down at her when she pulled away and was slightly confused. He liked that she felt comfortable enough around him in school to hold on to him. But when she pulled away, he wondered if it was because his clique status. He wondered if she suddenly felt weird being around him because he was ‘Trayson Garrison.’ That didn’t mean anything to him, but it meant a lot to others and now he was worried it meant something to her. She started to get flustered and stumbled over her words trying to get out of the awkwardness but instead digging herself deeper in the quick sand. Tray chuckled to himself and tried to calm Raquel down, “Hey, Raq. It’s fine honestly, I liked it.” He smiled at her but it didn’t help. She hugged him, and quickly rushed away to class, but not before asking to see him later. He nodded, “Sure thing Raq, I’ll text you.” She rushed off to class before he could say anything else.

Tray smiled to the thought of asking her to the dance. He knew that she was the best fit for him. He pulled his phone out of his pocket and sent her a text. But he knew that he’d need more than just himself so he texted his best friend in hopes to get a little help with a plan.

To: Raq
Hey you. After school, parking lot. Meet me there. (:

To: Fergus
Ferg. Need your help with something

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Physics was a tricky subject for a lot of people, but Olivia enjoyed it. She was the kind of person who flourished in mathematics and science subjects, because her mind worked more logically than it did creatively. It wasn't like she did poorly in her English and art classes, but she just didn't possess that creativity that she needed to really enjoy them. It was harder for her to conjure up creative writing topics than it was for her to understand thermodynamics. Needless to say, she didn't mind her fifth period class as much as many of her classmates did. Besides being comfortable with the topics, she shared the class with a few friends, including Mani. For the majority of the class, Olivia remained silent and focused on the lecture material that the teacher was giving, for the first few minutes of each class, she allowed herself time to get into that focused mood. Rather than stop at her locker or take the four minutes in between this class and her last to chat with friends, Olivia headed straight here. It was what she always did. She hated the idea of even possibly being late, and luckily for her, her fourth period class was only down the hall from this one. It took her less than a minute to get to the physics room and take her normal seat, the one in the second row, closet to the door. It gave her perfect visibility of the board and screen, and of the clock. Plus, when the final bell rang, she never got trapped behind anyone else and could get to her sixth period class just as quickly as this one.

Though for the majority of the almost hour long class she remained silent and focused on the lecture material, or lab instructions that the teacher gave them, for the first few minutes before the class started, she took the time to get herself ready. Her pencils were situated on her desk, she finished her water bottle, and retrieved her finished homework assignment from her bag. Her last class had been with Normani and Katherine, so she wasn't surprised that Mani lagged behind a few minutes. Kat could keep anyone's ear for hours, and on top of that, Liv knew that it was frequent for Mani's followers to seek her out in between periods. Whether it was for advice, to offer her an iced coffee or treat from the cafeteria, or just share new gossip, they always seemed to be around. Olivia was used to it and didn't mind the time to get herself together, but when Normani did arrive, she offered her friend a soft smile and waved her towards her usual seat beside her. "You made it," she teased, noticing their teacher walking in just then. "We've got a lab today, right? I think he's going to say we need a group of four," she said, her voice growing lower as she walked their teacher gather himself and appear to get ready to start the class. "Let's pick two good people to work with today. People who won't be more interested in winning your heart than recording our data," she said, now in nothing more than a hiss as her eyes focused in on their teacher. She was sure that she didn't even need to say Christian's name specifically for Mani to know who she was talking about.

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At the end of her fourth period class, Hailey had been called down to the guidance office. She spent the last ten minutes of the fourth period seated in her guidance counselor's office, which was a position that she was in almost once a week. It wasn't necessarily a bad thing, because it wasn't like she was sitting with the principal or vice principal, but Hailey found her counselor to be a drag regardless. Even now, when she had only been called down to the office as a "check-in", to make sure that she was adjusting to the school and enjoying spirit, she wished that she wasn't there. Shockingly, she wished that she was with the rest of her classmates finishing up their so-boring-it-might-kill-me history lesson.

"Wow, how time flies!" Mrs. Brennan exclaimed a moment after the bed signaling the end of fourth period rang. She folded her hands together as she leaned forward on her desk, staring into Hailey's eyes with such intensity that Hailey felt like she was about to be hypnotized. It had her searching for anything else in the room to look at. She scanned over the photos of the woman's children that were posted on the wall, the back of her computer screen, the bland off white walls... the bell had rang, and it seemed like this impromptu and unwanted meeting was coming to a close, but every second felt like a year to her. "Well, I don't want to make you late for... physics!" the woman continued as she glanced at her computer screen to confirm Hailey's next class. "Yikes, it doesn't look like you've really gotten the hang of that class yet," she continued, apparently gazing at her current grades too. By this point, Hailey was standing, and the scrunched up expression on her face probably expressed her desire to get the hell out of there. "Don't get hung up on it, though. I've told you a million times, I know, but our tutoring services here are phenomenal. The teachers have days with extended hours where they can help you, and our Homework Heroes club is very popular amongst the study body. Mr. Keislar heads it, but you know, a lot of the students end up making great friendships with their tutors and will pair up out of school as well. It's definitely something to consider, Hailey. We want you to do well here, and I'm sure that extra one on one support will help, especially since I'm sure it's what you're most used to with your history of homeschooling."

Hailey always thought that once she got too old for modelling, or if one day she decided it just wasn't for her anymore, that she would make an awesome talk show host but now she was considering that she should reccomend that career path to this woman because god, could she talk. She didn't want Hailey to be late, and yet she was sure that she was already down one minute to get to her class. "Uh huh, Mrs. Brennan. I'll definitely look into it. Science has just never been my thing, but yeah, I'll totally consider it. Thanks for all of the help!" Yesing the woman to death seemed like the only option she had if she wanted to leave that office before midnight. While she had no real intentions on joining the club, it wasn't just to be defiant. She really didn't do that poorly in school. Physics was a bad example of her academic ability, but it was that way for a lot of people, so Hailey didn't get bothered by it. She had more important things to deal with, like catching up with fellow Animal Anastasia in the hallway to pose for pictures in their Twin Day outfits. She managed to do that and make it to her physics room just as the bell was ringing to signal that class was beginning.

"Miss Baldwin, I'm glad you made it here on time today. I know how excited you've been to get this projectile motion lab started, and today's finally the day," Mr. Kennedy, the physics professor, announced, peering at her skeptically from behind his glasses. She hurried to her seat, which was behind Normani and Olivia, but met his bothered look with a smile. "Of course. I wouldn't miss it for anything!" she returned sarcastically, though her cheerful tone didn't hint at that. She wouldn't miss it physically, maybe, but she sure as hell wasn't mentally tuned in, and just as their professor began speaking, she turned back in her chair to Ian, who sat nearby. Hailey didn't know Ian very well, but occasionally during their gym class, she'd make conversation with him, and insist he play on their team in any sport where height was a benefit. "Look!" she hissed, barely being discrete as their professor explained the day's plan. "I'm basically twinning with you today too!" she said, pointing to the large print on her shirt which read "GEEK". She felt it was funny and playful, and didn't even consider that it might have been offensive. She didn't mean it that way, at least, because in her mind, being a geek wasn't necessarily a bad thing and even if it was, that kid had to have embraced it by now! If he didn't like being a geek, he could always switch to contacts instead of keeping those classic geek glasses, she thought. Just as quickly as she had spun around to face Ian, she was spinning back, and tapping Olivia and Normani on the backs. "We're going to need a real geek to help us with this lab. Want me to ask 'Glasses' back there, or did you hoes find someone on your own to be our number four?" Hailey didn't think twice that she would be included in Olivia and Normani's group. She knew that Normani wasn't her biggest fan, but she didn't think that the Queen disliked her. She just didn't think she knew her fully yet, and besides, lately, Olivia had seemed more open to her than she ever had. She still wondered how Kat somehow managed to mesh with these girls who took themselves too seriously.

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Twin Day Outfit ♕ Location: Hollywood High School ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Pensive



Normani did not rush herself once her fourth period was over to catch up with Olivia. Not that she did not want to walk with her other friend, but between Lauren telling her about Christian's bitch fit in the middle of the hall earlier and Kat complaining about having to deal with the rest of the day, she found no need to be in a hurry. Especially considering the fact that she always lagged when it came to Physics. One thing that Normani never bragged nor spoke extensively about was that she was definitely considered a member of the top 10% of their graduating class, a feat not all of the A-Listers could say they accomplished. So she didn't lag to her classes out of a desire to not have to deal with a subject she knew nothing about. In fact, ask her professor - and probably Daniel, if his opinion didn't cause her cheeks to grow heated - she should be in the advanced level course. Hell, she should have been in AP Calculus as well. But again, that was only if she was willing to talk about it.

Which she wasn't, by the way.

No matter how many times Danny text her to remind her such every single day, which had her laughing.

Lauren walked her to class and after a quick smooch on the cheek followed by the brunette offering her a banana, Normani traipsed into the classroom with a relaxed smile. Eyes followed her as she made her way over to her seat beside Olivia and when she was beside the blonde, her smile turned warm. "I'm here, aren't I?" She shot back playfully and pulled out her necessary materials. Once Liv brought up group partners and then, implicitly, Christian. Normani did not even want to take the time out to think about her ex, especially if he was bound to enter the classroom soon. Chris had not been late to this class yet, so she knew he had no marks against him. She also remembered that he was the last person anyone who wanted a respectable grade should have if they wanted to pass. "Do not even remind me. Luckily, we already have each other cuz I would go straight crazy without you." Aggravatingly, just as she finished speaking, an incessant finger poked her back and not many just allowed themselves to touch Normani Devereux. Whirling around slowly and with little enthusiasm, Normani's glare only lessened just enough to not be abrasive when she came face to face with Kat and Liv'a friend.

It wasn't that Normani did not like Hailey. The blonde was fun enough when Normani was in the mood and she entertained Kat when neither she and Liv could not. However, despite her last name and both of their backgrounds as socialites, Normani just wasn't impressed by Hailey. Not enough to bump her up to A-Lister status and definitely not as a Royal. She had not proved herself worthy, and if Normani had not elevated either Dinah or Lauren - her two most loyal followers out of her typical band of four - she wasn't going to bump up some random ass skinny blonde chick with really no other talent other than hyping up a crowd.

"Of course," she replied, not an ounce of her actual disfavor appearing in her voice as she finally offered the blonde the semblance of a warm smile. Taking what Hailey said about a fourth member into account, Normani's smile turned sweet as her eyes landed on Ian Butler. "Hey, Ian. Come over and work with us, love."

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Sure, Olivia had meant Christian when she had made her comment about finding good people to work with, but that major descriptive quality of good also should have crossed Hailey off of their potential partner list. Olivia had never had any real problems with Hailey, and maybe she kept it to herself too much to be known, but she definitely didn't like her. Maybe it was because she was protective over Kat, and whenever the brunette would hang out with Hailey, she would call her the next day with some bizarre story where Katherine was a sip of vodka away from ending up in a coma. It was more than just that, though. Hailey was overbearing and obnoxious and crude. She didn't know when to stop, she had no boundaries, and she was just too much of... everything for Olivia to like her. It was her actions, but more than that, it was her personality that had Olivia knowing that there was no way they would ever be friends. Before this year, that was all fine. Hailey was homeschooled so Olivia saw her once every two months, maybe, for a few hours during a modelling event they were both at, or if Kat was hosting a party that Hailey happened to be invited to. During that time, Olivia could be cordial, but for the most part, she did her best to associate with people she liked, rather than the blonde. Now they were going to the same school, and while luckily, they were in different cliques, that didn't do much to keep Hailey out of the way.

She felt a poke at her back just like Mani did, but Olivia didn't spin around immediately either. Her pause wasn't out of shock or annoyance that someone had touched her, but mainly because the professor was still reading off instructions, and she wasn't looking to get any participation points knocked off of her grade. Olivia did well in school, and she possessed a level of natural intelligence, but she also worked really hard to keep her good grades. She was an active learner, and that was the main reason for why she did so well. When the teacher finished and began to pass out their assignment sheets for the period, she did turn in her seat, and in time to hear Normani and Hailey's conversation. Olivia knew that it would have been awkward to reject Hailey when she just seemed to think that she was a welcomed member of their group, but out of all people, Mani could have done it, and Liv wished she had. Olivia did want to start including Hailey more, just to prove a point that if Mani could do it with Honey, who was also unwanted, than they could do it with Hailey, but Olivia wanted to do that in a social setting. Not where her grade and sanity were on the line. A barely there, feigned smile graced her face as she made eye contact with Hailey, but she quickly pulled it away to look at Ian, who Normani had invited over. That was a good choice. She didn't know Ian very well and they weren't friends, but she knew he was intelligent, and she could respect that. In fact, her respect for him probably outweighed the respect she had for the fellow model that sat behind her, but no one really needed to know that. She couldn't resist, however, giving Normani an "are you serious?" look when their gazes crossed. Not about the latter partner choice, but the former. Christian didn't look like such a bad idea compared to Hailey. At least she found him to be entertaining.

"This doesn't look too extensive," she noted, briefly scanning the worksheets that were passed back to her as she passed the rest towards the girls. "As long as we do the experiment correctly, the calculations shouldn't be that difficult." That would be especially true it Ian did agree to work with them.

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Surprisingly, Mr. Alessi had gotten a kick out of Jameson's Twin Day outfit, which was aimed to match the vice principal's style. James knew that it was quite possible that it wasn't so much of genuine amusement as it was him just wanting to look like a student-oriented administrator, but the level of genuineness of it wasn't a concern to him. All he cared about, was that when Mr. Alessi insisted they get photographed for the yearbook, it meant that he was pulled from his fourth period class a few minutes early, and got a late pass for physics. Even after stopping in the cafeteria for a bag of chips, he only ended up getting to Mr. Kennedy's physics class a minute late, but being late and having a late pass meant that he was able to miss one minute and not get in trouble, and he couldn't complain about that. Plus, now he had some food to quench his hunger, but just as he opened the bag of Lays and sat down, Mr. Kennedy looked at him with a death glare. "You know the rules, Mr. Page. No eating in the science labs." It was one of the only rules that James knew in this class, because it seemed like every day, he consistently came in with a snack to eat, and was shut down by the teacher. He didn't think he could be blamed for wanting to eat. It was halfway through the day, his waffles had been burned off periods before, and he had a long way until lunch. Truly, it wouldn't have been that much of a burden for him to snack in his fourth or sixth period classes, but he couldn't help his cravings and both he and Mr. Kennedy knew that this conversation was going to be a daily ritual. James just hoped that it would be annoying enough for the professor, so that he would pass him just so that he wouldn't have to deal with him in extra help sessions if he was at risk of failing.

"My bad, Mr. K," James offered, with a mouthful of chips as he stuffed the rest into his backpack. He'd finish them off in a few minutes when everyone separated into their groups to work on the lab, and the teacher was too occupied with other students to notice him eating. First, he had to figure out which group he wanted to be a part of, though. He normally worked with Christian, since he was one of the only royal males in the class, and when groups larger than two were required, they'd either try to get in with Naomi and Olivia, or they'd grab a couple of jocks and work with them. It was just his luck, though, that Christian wasn't in sight. James knew he had seen him earlier in the day, so he hoped the King Bee competitor was just out using the restroom or at the water fountain and would be back any minute. In case he wasn't, though, James knew what he had to do, and he nearly jumped out of his seat when he caught sight of Normani waving Ian Butler over to her, Olivia and Hailey. Ian, Normani and Olivia all had enough brains to do the assignments on their own and probably get A's. There was no way that they needed to be a triple threat, while he sat in the corner with some brainless football players and failed. Hell no! Especially not when he was actually friends with the three girls.

"Mr. K said that I could work with you lovely ladies," he said with a smirk, clearly lying about their teacher's words, but just being playful. "You know, he wants us to practice our group dynamics for Saturday. We're still on to go together, right, Liv? And then who's the lucky fellow who gets to go with you, Mani? Don't tell me that Ian's your new catch!" he inquired, an amused smirk on his face. By this point, he felt like being playful about Olivia was the only way that he could continue to ask her to things and not get humiliated. It wasn't like she ever rejected him, but it also wasn't like she had ever said yes and taken him seriously. He supposed that doing it this way, just claiming that they were going together and then getting her to roll her eyes was clearly not working, but James just wasn't the type of guy who was good at being serious. It made him feel uncomfortable and vulnerable, so if he could do it with a laugh and get a laugh out of other people, the rejection stung less, because it felt less genuine.

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If there was one area of life where Ian shined, it was schoolwork. Academics just never gave him much trouble, though English could be challenging as it was about as far removed from his way of thinking as any subject could possibly be. Don't get him wrong, he loved to read and he had a rather large collection of Star Wars books, but his gifts did not lie in writing or dissecting the themes of 18th century bestsellers. Physics, however, was just too easy. You just needed to understand a few basic concepts and have a good head for math and the subject opened up before you.

"Hey, Ian. Come over and work with us, love."

Ian couldn't help but blush. He had been working on it, but he just couldn't help it. Normani was the most popular and beautiful girl in the school and she wasn't bitchy like some people he could name off the A-List. Almost without thought, he walked over to her, Olivia, and Hailey, only to be interrupted by someone who was most definitely a bitch.

Inwardly, he took a deep breath before replying with the most charming smile he could muster.

"I am sorry, James. I know I am quite attractive, but I am not homosexual. I could only ever be your friend."

He winked at Olivia.

"It's nice of you to be his cover. It's asking a lot to sacrifice your Senior Homecoming."

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Twin Day Outfit ♕ Location: Hollywood High School ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Amused



Normani pointedly ignored the look she could feel Liv was burning into the side of her face, not bothering to even to hint to understanding her best friend's ire. It was a calculated move on her part. For a girl like Normani, whose intelligence and creativity capabilities were nearly on the same level, Physics wasn't hard. No, AP would have been a bit harder, more fast-paced - more of Normani's caliber. She loved a good challenge after all, particularly in math. So, no, she couldn't have a dramatic internal breakdown like Liv might have been having over someone else fucking up her grade. Not when it was Liv and Kat who had brought Hailey around in the first place when Normani could have done without. Petty, but you reap what you sow.

No, Normani was more inclined to keep her gaze on Ian, who reacted as he normally did with that adorable blush staining his cheeks. Judge all you want, but it still flatters a girl like Normani - who's used to being the darkest of her group and not always gaining the best of light in the media despite being so high on the attractive scale - to garner such an honest reaction. And, nodding only briefly after Liv's explanation of the packet, she would have teased the need about it had James not arrived in his typical excitable fashion. Normani fixed him with an unimpressed stare coupled with a warm enough smile that conveyed her pleasure at seeing him, despite now having another partner. She hated group projects and the less people, the better. Normani raised a swift eyebrow at Liv, a need for a later explanation since the girl had continuously rejected the guy and that required some kind of explanation if he was going to go around making such claims. But Ian's response made Normani bite back a laugh, a far too pleased smile on her face directed at the tall guy. As much as I'd love to hear Ian here sass your ass into next week, let's settle down guys. The faster we get through this, the faster my girl here can give you an actual answer about Homecoming, James." Normani positively chortled at the expression Liv was bound to toss her way. Teasing her friends also riled her up.

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For a Royal, James didn't take himself very seriously, so for now, he was able to laugh off Ian's comment, though slightly taken aback that a nerd like him would have the nerve to say something like that. He knew Ian through the Homework Heroes club, so he guessed that the familiarity gave him more leeway than your run of the mill nerd. Had hard liquor been involved, James' personality would have been shifted to a point where he probably would have combated the joke with his own, telling Ian that he was surprised that he was so sure he wasn't gay, considering that there was no way he'd ever been laid by a girl before in his life. However, this was fifth period physics, and James was sober, in good spirits, and just looking to mooch off of this group so he could at least get one good lab grade for the quarter. "Hey, I understand, man. I'm more into blondes anyway," he returned, looking towards Mani as she spoke and shaking his head in playful shock at the shade she was throwing. I definitely won't be writing her a recommendation letter for her wingman skills anytime soon...!

"And, the faster that you can give us an answer about your Homecoming date," Olivia added, after remaining silent for most of the exchanges, aside from a giggle at Ian's comment. If she was going to be teased, Normani could expect some teasing too. However, Olivia wasn't going to go so far as to list any names... or particularly, any one name... Daniel Jensen. Normani had confessed (or her version of confessed, with it being a lot less direct) that she had a thing for Daniel. Or that she thought she did. Or that it was a possibility that existed in some realm in some dimension, but possibly not this one. That was enough for Olivia to know that it was something real, because Mani and Liv were similar in that aspect, where they rarely came right out and said things that left them feeling vulnerable and exposed. Olivia knew the trait well enough in herself to see it in her friend, and she knew that it wasn't a laughing matter. Her "thing" for Daniel wasn't like this thing that Olivia had been dealing with James for years, so she only raised an eyebrow as the corners of her lips twitched towards a smirk.

She turned back to James, a smile still on her face, mostly because her mind was still on Normani and her love life. "You know I'll go with you, just like I went with you last year and the year before." In all of the past years that they had went together, it had been nothing more than them going to the same pre-party and after party. They went as friends, in a group with everyone else. They weren't dates. If that was the logic behind it, than he could say that he had been Christian's date, and Katherine's date, and Honey and Chad's dates too. "Yeah, but this year I want to go with you as more than just--"

"Didn't you hear your Queen?" she snapped, her tone a lot colder than she expected it to be, especially considering that she was trying to be playful when referring to Mani as that. "We have work to do, James. Or, at least we have work to do," she corrected herself, her tone shifting back to its normal, more relaxed one as she motioned to herself, Normani and Ian. Leaving Hailey out was discrete enough to seem unintentional, but like most things with Olivia, it was passively intentional. For once, James happened to be perceptive and noticed the exclusion, and in order to shift the sting he was feeling from that snap away from himself, he looked towards Hailey. "Hey, hey, hey, let's not be hasty here. Hailey and I are going to contribute to this group too." He pulled his chair closer to their desks and opened up his packet. "You tell me what to do, and I'll do it. We're a team, and I vote myself as captain."

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"Oooh, I feel some sexual tension in this group, and since Mr. Quarterback isn't here yet, I think it's coming from you two," Hailey insisted, reaching out to grab Olivia's hand enthusiastically. She didn't see anything wrong with referencing the relationship history she had heard Normani and Christian Hernandez had, because even if she hadn't heard about that, she did genuinely feel sexual vibes between them. As James insisted that he and her were actually going to contribute to the group, Hailey folded her packet open to the page that everyone else seemed to be looking at. Maybe he had plans to actually help, but she didn't really. Why would she try to do something when there were three very capable people sitting right there? If she tried to do anything, she was sure it would mess up whatever they were working on, and it just didn't seem necessary in the moment. Besides, she was far more entertained with the conversation on homecoming than she was with this physics topic, so even when Normani, and then Olivia, and then James insisted that they start their work, she continued with the conversation. "So, is this a dance where everyone actually brings a date? Or the kind that you see on TV, where the girls stand on one side of the gym and the boys on the other, and everyone just drinks punch all night?" She was completely serious in her questions, though she was sure the latter wasn't that realistic. She had never been to a dance before, so she honestly wasn't sure, though. This was going to be her first main event since starting public school, and she wanted to know what the formalities were.

If bringing a date was basically a requirement, she knew that she had guys to choose from. If not from this school, than from outside sources. She had spent most of the summer with Justin Bieber, but the night before, he had called her going on and on about his relationship with Selena, so she was sure that he was hopping back on that ship. Which didn't really bother her. She and Justin were really good friends, and he was a fun time for a night or two, but she knew they wouldn't ever be a real couple. It was fine by her for now, since she wasn't looking to settle down anyway. He probably would be too busy to come, but she could find someone else. She had lots of friends outside of Hollywood High, considering she had a social life even before public school was a part of her life. Bringing someone from this school seemed like it would fit in better with her "trying to experience a normal teenager's life" motto this year, though. Partially hung up on the possibilities for her date now, she turned to Normani with a curious expression. "Are you bringing Mr. Football Captain as your date, or was James right, and Bookworm here is your date?"

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Anything was better than sitting in class, but two minutes in the private room in the nurse's office and Katherine was bored. She wasn't antsy to leave, because once she left, she'd have to head back to geoscience, but the bed she was lying on was uncomfortable, she wasn't actually tired or sick, and she wasn't the type of person who could fall asleep on a whim, especially knowing that in a few minutes, she would be kicked out. So, with the door shut and Mrs. Ellis being lenient with in-school phone use, Katherine kept her phone out after texting Knox the first time, and texted some of her other friends. They were nothing but typical Katherine texts, where she was bored and looking for someone to keep her attention, even though she knew that they were all in class. The last text, one that was sent to Emma, didn't necessarily fall under the category of a text to a "friend" but right now, Katherine was more anxious for her to respond than any of the others. She knew Emma would never take the test for her, because not only did it go against the morals she was sure the girl possessed, but obviously, her teacher would realize that it was Emma sitting there taking the exam instead of Katherine. It wasn't like they could pass as identical twins.

To: Hailey
let's do something fun after school

To: Olivia
i'm bored and tired :( tell mama yolanda to pick me up.

To: Mani
hiiiiiiii!

To: Knox
but she likes disneyland! we should all go!!!!

To: Emma
can you plz take the test for me 7th period. i don't know anything i forget all of it and you know everything about math

It was of no surprise to Kat that minutes passed without a response to any of the messages. She knew that Olivia, Normani and Hailey were in science classes, Knox was in French and Emma... well, Kat didn't know what her schedule consisted of, but she imagined that whatever class it was in, it was something difficult. So, after another few minutes of scrolling through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and then posting a "save me" selfie to Snapchat, she was over her time in the nurse's office and was ready for a change of scenery. She slipped her phone into her bag, just as the door to the room was pushed open and Mrs. Ellis motioned for her to get up. "Out, out, out, Katherine! I've got at least one kid on the way with a bloody nose who's going to need this room more than you!" the woman said, a bit frantically, as she pressed her hand against Katherine's back to quicken the girl's pace as she left. "Kids these days! Always fighting!" Obviously, Katherine didn't think that this kid she was speaking of was suffering a bloody nose because Honey had punched him, or that the other kids involved in the fight were Honey or Chad. She hurried out of the office, too grossed out with the idea of seeing the bloody faced kid that was probably on his way down, to want to see who it was. Before heading back to geoscience, she made a stop in the bathroom to fix her hair. Before leaving, she sent a text out in her friend group's group chat.

To: Mani, Liv, Honey
Omg there was another fight.... we literally might as well live in like detroit or something with how rowdy people are in this school this year..

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At James' quip, Ian felt himself relax. He felt a little bad for snapping at the guy. He was used to people belittling him due to his clique and just recently, he decided to stand up for himself more. Still, James wasn't a bad guy, just unbearably cocky. In retrospect, he shouldn't have been surprised that he immediately voted for himself as "team captain". He shook his head with a small smile and a sigh.

"This is Normani's party. I'll vote for her as captain. I'd rather avoid the drama of a whole fight over who gets to be in charge," he said with a shrug. At Hailey's comment, he laughed.

"It's more like grinding against each other after an Animal spike the punch," he told her with a grin. He slightly flushed at her question about Normani bringing him as a date. It'd be nice, but he doubted it would happen. Besides, he had a feeling Daniel liked her and he didn't want to open that can of worms.

"Daniel is probably trying to find a perfect scene to reenact just to ask her," he murmured to himself, accidentally voicing his own thoughts. It was a habit that he picked up as a child and never could get rid of, not matter how hard he tried. He tapped his notebook with his pencil, "I wonder if Haejin has a date yet. It'd be nice..."

His eyes widened, his cheeks flushed and he quickly directed his gaze at his notebook.

"What are testing again?" he asked quickly, trying to change a subject to something much safer.

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Location: Hollywood High School ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Aggravated (Shared)



Chad felt the anger claw up his throat when Tony didn't seem to know how the fuck to shut the fuck up, but he could sincerely say his vision went red when the guy hauled off and punched Honey. In another world or at another time, he would have gently told Honey to calm down, let it go. Maybe even had tried to catch her fist before her hit ever landed because, yeah he was mad, but she did not need to go into full Mama bear mode and resort to violence. Besides, he could just tell Chris to get extra...aggressive with Tony on the field. You know, give him the tough love another team would during an actual football game. She should not have had to raise a single finger. But then she did and he heard their teacher yell - outside of their scope of four - that Miss Perez needed to go out in the hall. However, a second later, Tony had swung, right across Honey's cheek - no preamble, no hesitation whatsoever - and Chad literally saw red.

And dove, he honestly would not be able to tell you. All anyone outside of his limited universe - which was solely focused on doing more than breaking Tony's nose - could do was yell, "Fight." And that was it. The classroom was in an uproar and it...well, it made sense. Because Chad - yes, sweet, nonviolent, passive, gentle, definitely not violent Chad for all the disbelievers in the back - had a good grip on the labels of Anthony's jacket and was shoving the dude - yes, Chad was more than a simple Prep who happened to actually work out more than people gave him credit for - onto the flat surface of a nearby desk.

Which was why Christian did not hesitate in the middle of his basketball game (yes, he was supposed to be in class, but who the fuck wanted to go to class during Spirit Week?) to pause when one of his followers, Luke, came in to tell him that Chad was actually fighting. Yeah, once he got in the hallway, he had been like, "You're kidding, right?". Because really, who the hell would suspect that Chad would go ape shit on someone, but when he made it to the nearby classroom to see that half of the class and a few students from other classrooms were in the hallway, he knew something was real as fuck. Christian ran into the classroom to see the professors trying to pull the guys apart, with Tony landing a good jab to Chad's jaw followed by a hook Chad delivered to the already bruising face of Tony. "Yo, Chad, man, stop!" He called and ran over to help out, luckily (for the moment) without being reprimanded for having skipped class because this teacher in particular knew his schedule, pulling at a surprisingly firmer, stronger Chad. Glancing over his shoulder to Honey, who was actually sporting a bruise on her cheek, Christian bristled at the sight before remarking aloud to Luke, "Get someone to text Normani. Now."

Normani held her hands up in mock surrender while giggling as soon as Liv turned to her the same teasing grin, keeling over slightly in her fit of laughter. They probably should be focusing more on their current assignment, and it was not like Normani had ever allowed herself to not finish an assignment unless the situation called for it. But the moment was lively and they were probably the one group every person in their classroom wished to be in. However, a second later and the air around them crackled, and not with the "sexual" tension Hailey's irrelevant ass decided was suffocating them all. No, this was something more and she cut her eyes at James for pushing Liv, considering getting on the girl's nerves was not going to get him the result he desired. In fact, it was doing the exact opposite and an aggravated Royal of Normani's was an aggravated Normani. "The conversation is over," Normani replied sharply, mostly to Hailey since she didn't seem to get that the group was no longer in a jovial enough mood - despite James' bout of enthusiasm - but also to the guy in question. She glanced imploringly at Liv, just to check with her bestie to see if she was fine. If needed, Normani would kick all of them out - except for Ian. He was the only truly needed member, after all. However, she didn't vocalize anything, only smiled briefly, sweetly, at Ian for his vote of confidence.

However, even that was short-lived for just before Normani got a look at Katherine's text, Lauren came barging into the classroom, ignoring the professor's insistence that she leave. Faithful as always, her Wannabe headed only to her with a hint of desperation in her normally calm disposition. "Chad's fighting. Your girl got hit." Short an simple, but enough to cause Normani to scrunch up her face slightly in confusion and annoyance. "What the - ?" She paused, only briefly, before rising. "Bathroom break. Be back." She announced, out of slight respect for her teacher, but everyone knew where she was headed. To check on her friends, with or without the others.

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Olivia appreciated Ian being the only person who seemed interested in this lab, and equally, needed to remove herself from this conversation even though Mani had declared it over. So, to give herself a moment to collect herself, she stood up to collect their lab materials from the front of the room. By the time she got back to her seat, she was nearly run into by Lauren, who seemed to not notice anyone in the room, including their teacher, aside from Mani. The brunette sprung towards their friend and spoke loudly for most to hear that Mani's "girl" had gotten hit and that Chad was involved. It didn't take a brain surgeon to realize that this "girl" was Honey, because not only was she very closely linked to Chad's hip, and not only were they also in the same fifth period class, but also, it matched up with Honey's personality. She was... volatile. A ticking time bomb. She was nearly as filterless as Katherine, and in Olivia's mind, she lacked enough class where fighting might as well have been her day job over singing.

In the time that Lauren came in and Mani left with her, there was little time for anyone to react. Even their teacher seemed caught off guard and couldn't protest as the girl excused herself for the bathroom. Olivia wasn't going to chase Mani out anyway, but it didn't even give time for James to crack a joke as the Queen hurried out with a concerned look. While they were alone, he looked towards Ian with raised eyebrows, almost as if he was saying, "These crazy bitches. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em." When Olivia returned to their seats, her unfazed look was almost laughable, but more so to James, who knew that she and Honey weren't the best of friends. "You can take the girl outta Brooklyn, but you can't take the Brooklyn outta the girl," James joked, shaking his head. He knew that Honey had only lived in Brooklyn for a few years as a kid, but the phrase wouldn't have worked as well if he swapped Brooklyn for Manhattan or Miami. "If anything, I'd think she'd be fighting you," he said, snickering at Olivia. "Who's Honey got beef with besides you?" he continued, closing his packet since there was no way he was going to be able to focus on anything physics related, at least until Normani returned with the details. "Honey and I do not have beef," Olivia corrected him quickly. "And I would never fight anyone, James." She had seen Katherine's text around the time that Lauren came in, but unlike Kat, Olivia had a filter. She wasn't going to be the person who verbalized that she would never get into a physical fight because it was classless and trashy. She disliked Honey, everyone in their friend group probably knew it, but no one aside from maybe Kat, could quote her on ever trash talking Honey, because she didn't do it. Olivia wasn't stupid. She knew that words traveled fast in their clique, and she didn't want to give Honey the satisfaction of knowing that she was important enough to even be on Olivia's mind at all.

"Hailey, do you want to record the data for us, when Ian and I do the experiment? It looks like we just need to record the range of the ball once it's fired, and then do all of the calculations when we finish." The lab didn't look that difficult, and having Ian there meant that things would go fine, but Olivia wished Mani hadn't fled. If nothing else, she would have been the ultimate voice of reason who could have told Hailey and James to get lost without making Olivia be the bad cop.

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"Oooh, doesn't sound as lame as I thought," she gushed to Ian, after he explained how the dances usually went down. She grazed right over Normani's insistence that the conversation was over without even giving her an answer about whether she was going with Chris or not. Oh well. It wasn't like Hailey really had a thing for Christian. Anyone who was into guys had to appreciate the quarterback's perfectly sculpted body, his arrogance that was oh so prevalent, and yet had enough charm to it to not always be overbearing. If this was some 90's sitcom, he'd be the spitting image of your classic hunk, the boy that all of the babes drooled over. Hailey wasn't the type to drool, though. If she was that interested in someone physically, she rarely had a problem getting them into bed and taking them for a test drive. The lust was there, but it wasn't that strong. She didn't really know him well, and if anything, she would take him to bed, not some corny high school dance.

As Olivia got up to collect their lab materials, Hailey reminded herself of how absurd it was that Katherine was actually friends with these girls. Could they be anymore uptight? Normani over here, acting like she's the Queen of the Universe and can decide when conversations start and end, and then Olivia, so tight that Hailey doubted that James would be able to fuck her even if her legs were spread wide open. Maybe physics class wasn't the time to be playing around, unless they all wanted marks like her's, but come on, these girls needed to lighten up! Even dork of the month Ian seemed to have more of a sense of humor than they did.

In what felt like seconds, a Royal came in, said something about a fight, and Normani was gone. Of course, just because the drama was gone didn't mean that the class wasn't abuzz now with interest. Hailey was one of the many who seemed to be digging through their bags to discretely check Twitter and see if any videos had been posted, because she assumed that was what happened in high schools. She had seen videos of other fights where students would film others clawing each other apart before a teacher or security guard stepped in to break it up. James' words pulled her away from her phone, but not before shooting back a response to Katherine saying, "YAS beach & booze?". James' snide remark to Olivia reminded Hailey of what Lauren had said, that Normani's girl had been hit, which meant that James was right, and that was Honey. If it had been Katherine, who was the only other girl that close to Mani who wasn't here, Olivia would have left the room too. In what a move that was out of character for Hailey, who always had a comment on something, she didn't add anything to the back and forth between James and Olivia, and just nodded when Olivia addressed her. "Sure thing, team captain," she responded, sticking her tongue out at James after.