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Leslie Parker

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a character in “Another Chance”, as played by Gii_the_fallen

Description

ImageName: Leslie Parker
Age: 20

Home town: Sanford, Florida
Reason for leaving: Running from abusive ex-boyfriend
Likes: Rain, music, children, cooking, painting, flowers, coffee
Dislikes: Waking up early, big crowds, waiting.

A little background on your self:
Leslie grew up in a orphanage never knowing who her parents were. She was a bright and kind girl who's grades were always among the best. In high school she took painting classes and won a few awards. At eighteen she finished high school, moved out from the orphanage and started working in a small coffee shop. There she met Paul, a tall and handsome guy who soon become a regular customer. When they moved in together she thought that life couldn't get any better. But his true colors started showing. He wasn't that sweet and kind guy she met. He started getting angry over nothing, yelling and beating her. She couldn't bare it anymore so she packed her belongings and left him.

Dorian Gray

So begins...

Leslie Parker's Story

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Leaving Paul was the biggest decision Leslie has ever made. The moment she decided that she had enough of his ill treatment she started looking for a new place to live, possibly as far away from him as possible. At first her search was hopeless; the money she secretly managed to save up wasn't quite enough and the prices kept going up. But one day as she was checking her emails an ad caught her attention. It was for a apartment complex named "Getting on your feet!". How appropriate, she thought as she opened their homepage. That day she felt a new ray of hope shine upon her. She could afford the rent, and even if she run out of money she could find a job. But the most important he would be far. Without thinking about it further she dialed their number.

A week later, Leslie was ready to leave. To her luck Paul headed on a business trip the day before so she could leave without him even knowing. She took her suitcase from under the bed and started packing. It was at that moment when she realized how little things she had. Almost her whole life could fit into one single suitcase. She held on tighter on the handles of the suitcase and without looking back or even bothering to lock the door, walked out. She hinted for a taxi and headed to the airport. About five hours later she arrived to California. After getting her luggage she went to catch a taxi. She gave him the address that she previously printed out and leaned her head on the window and watched as the city drove past.

She must have dozed off during the ride because she didn't hear the driver say they arrived until he repeated again. "Miss, we have arrived." She sat up and looked for the money to pay the fee, and then before she closed the door behind her looked at the apartment complex. It looked bigger and grander than she thought that it would be so a bit hesitating, she turned back to the driver. "Are you sure that this is the right address?" The driver nodded. "This is the address you have gave me." She thanked him when he got her suitcase out of the taxi's trunk and turned back toward the complex. She caressed the fading bruise on her wrist and with a big sigh headed toward the entrance.

In the lobby there were already a few people, probably the new tenant's, just like her. She walked toward the woman at the reception desk. "My name is Leslie Parker. I have a rented a room here about a week ago or so." The women nodded and handed her the key. "Room number 26, on the second floor. When all the other new tenants arrive we're gonna have a tour, but until then you can feel free to drop off your luggage to your room." she said with a kind smile.
"Thanks, I'll do that." Leslie said and left. She unlocked her door and went inside, admiring the room. She left her suitcase by the couch and headed back to the lobby.

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Danni smiled as she saw the people she assumed they were waiting on come and wait. The first girl was a pretty blonde who said her name was Tesla. "I'm Danni, I am in room 25 on the second floor. So where are you from?" The next person was a tall guy who was quiet and didn't say much. She noticed a drawing pad in his hands. The next was a brunette, Danni had overheard that she was in room 26. When she sat down Danni looked over at her. "Hey, I'm Danni, looks like we are neighbors!" The last two people to show up were guys who sat farther away. Danni just smiled at them both. As the receptionist came over to start the tour Danni stood up. The tour was really short, it was just showing them where the pool was and the gym and they even had a spa. Danni turned to Tesla, "I could sure use a massage" After the tour the group was told they could do what ever they wanted and to welcome. Danni turned to the three boys. "Well since I have already met these two, I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Danni."

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Taking subtle glances at everyone who joined them, Tesla mostly avoided eye contact with everyone. However just as the last of them walked in, Tesla noticed the woman at the front desk collect herself. Hopefully the tour would start soon. A handsome man in a suit walked past Danni and herself. His smile was one she recognized, she had used it a few times herself before, enough to show they got her attention but not too much so things could stay interesting. Tesla smiled back in the same manner, 'This place is fun already.' She thought to herself before the woman announced the tour had officially begun. After that Her attention was focused on her new haven. It all seemed almost too good to be true. When Danni turned to mention a massage, Tesla smiled accordingly and nodded in agreement. Some habits never die.
A massage did sounds nice though, Tesla thought to herself as she lazily rubbed at her neck and sensing the tenseness. Maybe a massage would be a good idea, after all it would give her girl time with her fellow blondie. Tesla couldn't help but to want to be friends with a fair haired sister.
The tour was concluded and they were told they were free to do whatever their little heart desired. Lighting with excitement, Tesla was about to suggest they went out for drinks or something when Danni spoke up, introducing herself to the whole group. Tesla smiled endearingly, already she just wanted to put Danni in her pocket for being so darn cute. Tesla's soft spot has always been females, even in high school the very girls who talked shit about her would tempt her into being their drunk mistake. She didn't mind though. Danni gave off a straight vibe, but that didn't really mean anything.
Finally scanning the faces, Tesla took count of three females and three males. She wondered to herself what was everyone's story.
Looking at the brunette, Tesla began to materialize a story behind the girls presence. 'She was a school teacher who stole her class field trip money to Washington and ran.' She cracked a smile, then checking out the man dressed sleekly as his gaze was elsewhere. 'His sex slave industry was busted.' Suppressing laughter Tesla looked at the remaining two boys, stopping herself before she made herself burst out laughing randomly and seem like a lunatic. "I'm Tesla, room 17." She said, repeating her greeting from earlier to their group.

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Arriving back to the lobby, she took a sit next to two girls. "Hey, I'm Danni, looks like we are neighbors!" One of them turned to her and said. Leslie smiled at her. "Hi, Danni. I'm Leslie, nice to meet you." Soon other two tenants arrived and when the receptionist came up to them, it was clear to Leslie that they were all here and the tour was about to start. They were showed the pool, the gym and the spa and Leslie was once again amazed that the apartment that had all these ''luxuries'' would be so cheap.

"I could sure use a massage." She heard Danni tell Tesla. She smiled to herself and started thinking about going for a swim later, but her smile soon turned into a frown when she remembered the bruises on her body. Not wanting anyone to see them she dismissed that idea. She would have to wait until they completely heal.

When the tour finished they were told that they were free to go and do whatever they wanted, and Leslie was about to go back to her room when Danni turned to the other tenants and introduced herself. The other blonde then proceeded and told them that her name was Tesla. Then a young guy, probably still in his teens spoke up with a smile. He kept absentmindedly gesturing with his sketchpad and Leslie noticed his charcoaled fingers. Her art teacher Amanda, came to her mind. She used to come to classes with her fingers covered in charcoal, or paint smeared on her face or clothes. Suddenly she remembered that on her graduation Amanda gave her her phone number and mentioned something about having an art gallery in California. She just hoped that she still had her phone number somewhere. The young guy, Amory, finished his introduction and Leslie stepped forward to introduce herself.
"I'm Leslie Parker." she said looking at everyone. "I'll be living on the second floor as well, room 26." She smiled and added. "Nice meeting you."

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As he was sat down John watched the other people around him, two young men had now joined and a brunette woman, the two men seemed quite young especially one who barely looked 18. The woman was very attractive but it looked like there was something on her mind. None of the people who were going to be his new neighbours seemed like the sort of people he usually hung around with; they seemed more pleasant and brighter. Standing up from his seat, John followed the tour and the other new inhabitants of the apartments. It wasn't to much of a tour, just really the swimming pool and some other extras that the building had, like a gym. After the tour he saw the brunette woman frowning about something so John just smiled at her too make her feel at ease, maybe she hadn't lived alone before and was a bit nervous.

When they finished the tour, people started introducing themselves. Everyone seemed so polite and kind, John wasn't used too this sort of company, usually when people were like this they were wanting something in his world, but nonetheless he would play along. "Hi everyone, cool to meet you all" he said in his strong London accent. "Im John, im in room 31 on the third floor." Then John remembered about the club he was opening, that could be the perfect way to get too know them all, if he was going to live in the same building with them he wanted to know who exactly they were. He put some leaflets on the table that showed a large cartoon vixen. "Why don't you guys come too the club im opening in town called the Vixen tonight, i'll get you all in the VIP area, we open at 11pm. When you get there just show them these leaflets and ask for John Holder and security will take you into the VIP area and give you free champagne" John told the group, smiling brightly.

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Danni looked at the flyer that John had put on the table. Dancing....it had been too long. The need to dance in some way was eating at her, but it reminded her to much of Jack. She shook her head slightly. Come on Danni, you are starting over here. She looked up at John. And he isn't bad looking, She thought to herself. "Sounds great, I'll be there." She smiled at him flirtatiously. "Until then I think I am going to unpack and hit the pool." Danni looked over at the bunch. "It was nice meeting you guys." She smiled and walked away putting a little wiggle in her hips. She was excited to be able to go out and flirt with whoever she wanted. The past was behind her and she was going to make damn sure that's where it stayed.

She walked into her apartment and was in complete awe. The furniture was beautiful and a king size bed all for her? She couldn't believe it. This place was amazing. She started unpacking her clothes and other things. She had quite a bit of cash saved up but she knew it would run out eventually. She stopped an thought for a moment. Maybe if things went well at the club tonight she could ask John to work there. Once she got her bags all un packed she put on her favorite neon green bikini and her sunglasses and went down to the pool. She decided to get some sun before going in the water.

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John was hoping that they would want too go, it was a great way for him too find out about them, see if he could trust them. Danni seemed very keen to go to the Vixen "Sounds great, I'll be there." she said. John noticed a little flirty smile towards him, He thought Whats that all about, usually I have too show off a bit more, all he could think of what to do is smile back. He watched her as she left the room, he scratched the back of his head giving a small chuckle to himself. John checked his watch, he had to get to the club soon and make sure everything was prepared for tonight, absolutely nothing could go wrong, if it did, he could be out of this town as quick as he came in.

John noticed one of the other men pick up a leaflet, Amory his name was if he remembered rightly. He noticed the black marks on his fingers, he thought He must be the arty type, not usually who I hang around with but the guy seems ok, he doesn't look a threat to me. "Hey man, cool, your coming tonight, but before you do, wash your hands" John joked with him, smiling. From behind John he heard "It looks dope!", it was the other cute blonde, her name was Tesla. " You really know what your doing" she continued, she gave him a wink and tapped his arm. John joked to himself I must be better than I thought, or maybe its just the accent. John watched her as she kept talking to her, she was stunning he thought to himself, most girls who looked like her would normally be a bit more stuck up but she seemed so fun and kind. "Is it staffed already? I mean excuse me if I'm too forward..." Tesla said, John had to think for a second, was she just being so nice and flirty because she wanted a job or was she just naturally like this, "but if there's any position open, I'd love to fill it. "Promotionist, Bartender....Dancer..." she continued. John just played along, he guessed he would get to know her more later at the club, "we've still got a few places going, if anyone else wants a job just ask i'll see what we can do, but we can talk about that another time, tonight lets just have some fun." John saw that the brunette girl hadn't picked one up yet. John took a leaflet and handed her one, "hey, come down tonight, it'll be fun" he smiled charmingly at her. John looked around the room,Wheres the other guy, maybe he's gone up to his room, it was 37 wasn't it? he thought. John left the room checking his watch still and went up to the third floor. He walked down the corridor looking for the room, he found it. John knocked on the door waiting for a response. The young man answered the door wearing a towel, he thought for a second, this guy looks like he should still be in school. But John thought that it wouldn't hurt for him to come the security would let him in with that leaflet and if he mentioned Johns name, "hey kid, sorry if I interrupted you, just thought i'd ask you to come to my club tonight, everyone else is coming, it'll be fun. Just mention me and you'll get in no questions asked. Well i better get going, got to go sort some things out." John said. He gave the guy the leaflet and hurriedly left.

John had to get to the club, he rushed out of the building and into a cab. When he got to the club people were preparing all over the building, it was like a military operation, everyone knew what they were doing. Michael, Johns supervisor, was good at his job, his record showed it, he had managed in 10 clubs all other LA, a perfect choice. John went up to the VIP area to relax with a glass of champagne seeing as everything was going well. The club opened at 11 on the dot and people started flooding in, John just stood at a balcony watching and smiling at how profitable a night it would be. Now all he had to do was wait for security to bring up his new friends when they arrived.

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After about an hour or so Danni went back up to her room to shower and get ready. She curled her hair and put on her signature white dress. Her friends back home always told her she was crazy for wearing white to the club, but she didn't care. She completed the outfit with some strap heals, and hoop earrings. Once she was ready she knocked on her neighbor's door. When Leslie answered she asked if she was going to the club. Leslie confirmed. "Great, I will wait for you down stairs." As she got down she went to Tesla's door next. She knocked and waited for an answer. She wanted all the girls to go together. When Tesla answered Danni smiled. "Hey are you going to the club? If so I though us girls could all go together."

They all hopped in a cab together and were on there way to the club. When they got there Danni took one look at the line. "Well I am glad we are on the VIP list." She said joking. The made their way to the entrance and gave their names to the bouncer. Welcome Ladies. He said as he let them pass. "Wow, this place is huge!" Danni's eyes immediately went to the dance floor. "Alright girls, I am going to get a drink and then you will find me on the dance floor. She walked over to the bar and ordered her drink. As she waited she looked around for John. He is probably busy, she thought. When the bartender returned she passed him a tip and started to dance. As she was dancing on of the security guys tapped her arm Excuse me miss, but Mr. Holder requests your presents in the VIP lounge. Danni smiled. "Okay." She walked up the stairs and walked into the VIP area. "Hey John, this place is amazing. Good work."

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Although Johns answer left Tesla with more questions than before, she just smiled sweetly and held the leaflet tight, "Alright I'll see you there, then." She shrugged and looked at the time, it was only 7:00, but the sun was still shining bright. 'I think I'm going to love Cali.' She thought to herself. What did he say his name was again? John Holgan? Looking up from the leaflet, she looked at Leslie and Armory. They didn't seem like the type that rolled with this scene- but once they got in there and had a few drinks she was sure they'd have fun. "I have my truck we can take- but I don't know how they do parking, if it's anything like Chicago we're better off taking a cab." Mentally she recounted how many people were in the house, "I'll call a couple taxis, lets meet back in the lobby at 10:30!" Tesla said, hoping to get them amped for tonight. She thought back to the beach and decided she had an hour or so to kill.
Since Tesla's room was the only one on the first floor, she began to come up with a list of advantages for this fact as she returned to her room and unpacked some. Managing to pick out a cap sleeved low V dress completely covered with dark silver sequins- she figured that's all the packing she had the energy to do right now. Now was a good time if any to catch some sun rays. The beach popped in her mind again, but she knew she probably didn't have enough time to go to the beach, come back and be ready by 10:30. Resigning her plans for the beach for some other day, Tesla slipped into one of her simple two piece swimsuits, tying her hair into a messy bun on the top of her head.
Before she walked out, Tesla made sure to get her tanning oil, towel and a magazine. Remembering the tour, she followed the path she believed to be going to the pool.
As she neared the pool, she spotted a few good spots setting her stuff on the chair next to her. Immediately Tesla began slathering herself with the oil, glistening in the sun. She was sure she could catch a glow if she sat in the sun for an hour or so. "Do you want some?" She said, offering the tanning oil. Tesla stretched out her towel over the lounge chair, getting comfy before she closed her eyes and just basked in the warmth of the sun. Once it was 8, Tesla could practically feel herself glowing. She was happy she had chosen to tan someone. She returned to her room, only to hear a knock on her door. Danni was asking if Tesla was going to the club. "Oh that works out because I never called the taxi's. Just give me a little bit to finish getting ready." She said, then setting herself into getting ready mode. She linked up her iPhone to her ihome, blaring Indie Alternative music as she got ready. One shower, three shades of eye shadow and some eye liner and a tapered curling iron later, Tesla was ready. The sequined dress hugged her curves like it was made for her, and the black heels she wore made her legs seem like they went on forever. In vain, Tesla took an extra ten minutes of just primping, simply enjoying looking at herself in the mirror.
Finally she grabbed her studded hand bag and was out the door. Hopping in the cab with the other girls, Tesla eyed them both. "We are too Hott Girls! Going to leave everyone panting after us." She mildly joked, then turning to face out the window. In no time they were there. Getting in was a breeze, Tesla hadnt even needed the leaflet or an ID, she just followed Danni. Danni shouted something about a drink, Tesla nodded in agreement. Although it was packed, eventually the bartender gave Tesla her dirty martini, she threw the change in the tip jar and turned to face the club. There was so much going on. Dancing a little as she sipped on her martini, Tesla realized Leslie had a drink as well. "Cheers!" Tesla shouted over the music, clinking glasses and taking a large gulp of her drink. 'Time to dance.' She thought to herself, twirling the olive in her drink before throwing back the last of her drink. She bit the olive off the plastic sword, placing her drink on the nearest surface and then joining the crowd. So many people were dancing already, Tesla couldn't tell who was who once she got too deep into the crowd. There was something extremely liberating about dancing. She could feel the music, her body was just trying to keep up. Random people would dance with her for a few seconds, only for someone else to come along shortly after. This was fun, maybe John wasn't as sketchy as she had presumed. Taking a break she returned to the bar, ordering another drink.

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Leslie walked back to her room reading the leaflet that John has gave her. It has been a while since she has been anywhere since Paul had never really let her go out alone.Maybe a little fun won't hurt. After all she could celebrate finality getting away from him. Arriving to her room she unlocked the door and walked to pick up her suitcase. She unpacked and put away the neatly folded clothes in the closet. It didn't took her long since she didn't have many to begin with. Walking to the window she leaned on the frame and looked at the scenery. This the start of a new life, she thought. She hugged herself as a few tears escaped her eyes. All the suffering she had to endure for the year and a half came running down to her. After crying for a couple of minutes she collected herself and wiped away the tears. "Get yourself together, Leslie. You've got nothing to fear now." She poured herself a glass of water and went to sit down on the fluffy carpet near the window. Suddenly she remembered about her art teacher Amanda Walters. She stood up and went to take her notebook from the bedside table. A bright smile flashed across her face when she found the business card. "Thank God! I still have it." She took the phone and dialed the number, hoping that her number didn't change; after all it has been more than two years since she graduated. "Hello?" a female voice asked. "Could I speak with Amanda Walters?" Leslie asked, nervously playing with her hair. "This is she. Who am I speaking with?" She took a big sigh of relief before answering. "This is Leslie Parker. I don't know if you remember me, I used to be one of your students."
"Of course I remember my favorite student. How have you been, Dear?"

After the agreement to meet in two days for a coffee they hung up. Leslie was glad that she could count on Amanda to help her find a job in her gallery. She felt a new kind of excitement, one she haven't felt for a while. Thing can only get better now. Noticing the forgotten leaflet on the table and looking at the clock, she realized that if she wanted to go to the club she better starts to get ready now. She went to the bathroom and turned on the shower. Stepping out of her clothes she went in and let the hot water wash away all her worries. When she finished her shower she blow-dried her hair and with a towel wrapped around her body walked back to the bedroom. She put on her black dress and matching pumps. After finishing her make up she looked at herself to see if everything was alright. The black eyeliner and eye shadow made her blue eyes stand out more, and even the bruise on her wrist was covered by her bracelet. She sprayed a bit of perfume on herself just when she heard the door bell. After confirming to Danni that she was coming she went and grabbed her handbag and looking at herself once more, sighed and walked out locking the door. When all of them arrived to the lobby they took a taxi and soon they were in front of the Vixen. After getting their VIP passes they went in and Leslie took a look around. This club is something, she thought as she took in the big crowd. Not to even mention the big crowd that was still waiting in line to get in. Noticing that both Danni and Tesla disappeared in the crowd, Leslie headed to the bar. She was sitting by the bar sipping her Tequila when a guy sat next to her. At first the guy seamed nice, discretely flirting and ordering her drinks, but when Leslie started to get a bit tipsy the guy started to get pushier. His hands kept slipping to her knees no matter how many times she tried to push them away. Having enough of it she stood up to walk away but the guy grabbed her by the wrist.

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Just as he was sure no one was coming to help and the overly made-up woman began to try and pull him down to her for a kiss- her breathe causing him to wrinkle his nose in disgust-, a strong hand grabbed him by the collar of his black jacket while the other pried the woman off of him. Standing between them now was a muscle-bound man that couldn't have been anything other than a bouncer; Amory was certain this is where he normally should have made his escape, but right now this man was his savior and he was just too relieved to do anything other than stand there as the other man forced the drunk woman to back off. Before he'd had a moment to catch his breath he was being drug off through the crowd after the other man, forced to lean down because although the bouncer was bulkier he was several inches shorter than Amory.

As they walked-or stumbled-the bouncer pulled Amory down to yell into his ear over the pumping bass, "The boss sent me to save you. Then he told me to bring you up there." With that he pointed upwards were the tall teen could just spot the top of John's head as he chatted away with two girls that Amory could only assume must be from the apartment complex. Just as they reached the bottom of the steps a second bouncer followed by yet a third appeared from the second level. "Boss needs us to go sort out some trouble at the bar," the first one jerked his thumb in the direction of the conflict, indicating that the man holding Amory's collar should follow him. Without thinking the teen's captor-savior followed the other man, not releasing the boy as he walked.

"Umm...." the small objection was swallowed up by the crowd and the music as the group of men wove their way through the flailing bodies toward the man and woman at the bar. As they approached closer Amory used his superior height to get a good look at the two people they were headed too; suddenly he jerked out of the bigger man's grasp as he realized he knew the girl from earlier in the day, although he couldn't quite recall her name. Before the bouncer could grab him again he was gone in the crowd- slinking through the last few bodies to reach Leslie and the man that was tugging hard on her wrist.

"Um- hi! Fancy seeing you here... of all places..." his voice was loud enough to be heard over the booming music, but was stilted awkwardly as he wasn't really sure how to introduce himself in this kind of situation. Without further adue he gazed meaningfully down at the painful-looking death-grip the man had on Leslie's arm. "Ah- I may be mistaken," here he paused, because it was entirely possible as he was generally clueless with women- given that once he'd gone out with a girl without knowing they were a couple for two weeks. However, he was pretty certain based on all the evidence he was correct in this instance, so he plunged ahead, "But I don't think that's how you get a girl to like you." Here he pointed at the man's hand.

"Shut up and back off- you're not needed here!" the obviously drunk man railed at him as he continued to try and pull Leslie closer. When Amory didn't immediately back off, actually electing to move closer instead, the man balled his other hand into a fist and threw it wildly at the wiry teen. Instinct and training took over and Amory brought his hands up into a boxing stance, first dodging the wide swing and then responding with a quick one-two to the other man's abdomen. Gasping for air the assailant went down just as the three bouncers arrived. Unsure of what to do next Amory sidled over to stand beside Leslie, fidgeting awkwardly.

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The man's grip on her wrist tightened as he started to pull her closer to him. She kept pushing away from him but his firm grip never lessened. Leslie started to panic as the memories from her past, that she thought she finally left behind, seemed to come to life again. She looked around frighteningly trying to ask help from somebody, but everyone around them seemed to be preoccupied with having fun to even realize what was happening. She was about to lose all her composure as her breathing became faster and faster due to the panic she was feeling, when she noticed somebody approached them.
"Um- hi! Fancy seeing you here... of all places..." Amory's voice was loud enough to be heard over the booming music, and Leslie felt relived to see him. "Ah- I may be mistaken, but I don't think that's how you get a girl to like you." Amory said pointing to the man's hand still griping on her wrist.
"Shut up and back off- you're not needed here!" the man railed at Amory as he continued to try and pull Leslie closer. Leslie now felt scared again but this time not for herself but Amory, as he didn't back down but instead inched closer to them and the man, who was taller and looked stronger than Amory, throw a punch at him. Leslie gasped in shock, but Amory didn't even flinch as he stood in a boxing stance and with ease avoided the punch, than punching the man who was sent flying down to the floor. Three bouncers arrived and escorted the man outside. All the drowsiness Leslie was feeling has disappeared as she stood there still slightly shaking from fear. "Thank you...for helping me." She said with a weak smile to Amory who was standing next to her. She tried hard not to break into tears right there in the middle of the crowed as some people who actually noticed what was happening, but didn't move a finger to save her, stared.

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Danni was flattered by Tesla's flirting. She had never been with a girl before but she wasn't against it. Besides she felt like Tesla knew what she was doing. When John stepped out of the room and Tesla started questioning him, Danni couldn't help but agree. When Tesla left to get another drink Danni left the room as well. She walked over to the balcony just in time to see what was going on with Lesli and the guy, as she was going to walk down the stairs she say the art boy, she couldn't remember his name, walk over and be the hero. She smiled and made her way down to them. She saw how distraught Leslie was. "Are you okay?" She said hugging her. She then turned to Armory and ruffled his hair. "Good job kid."

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The second that the massive, boulder-esque security guards were gone Amory relaxed a little- glad that he hadn't been thrown out for fighting. As he turned his gaze back from where the guards had disappeared to they cast over Leslie, who stood shivering slightly beside him. At this point Amory was completely lost, almost as unsure of how to deal with her as he had been the older woman who was cleaning to him drunkenly earlier in the night. When she thanked him he nodded hastily, reassuring her, "Oh no- no problem. I didn't do much..." These words the only thing he could think of to say in order to make her feel better, but he felt that they were still lacking- as she was obviously still shaken. Just when he was about to reach over and pat her awkwardly on the shoulder-the only other option he could think of-his savior arrived in the form of another of his new neighbors.

Amory easily watched her wade through the crowd toward them, and stepped to the side as she wrapped her arms almost protectively around Leslie. Standing beside them he swept his gaze over the other customers near them; suddenly wary of the other men, he gave the closest pair what he hoped was an intimidating glare so he wouldn't have to hit someone else again tonight. His fists were slightly sore from hitting the man so hard, and he chastised himself silently for having been so long from boxing practice- he could only imagine what his old coach would say had he seen him tonight. The thought made him flinch a little, the verbal scolding resounding in his brain.

He was shaken from his own thoughts when the girl- Danni his mind suddenly supplied- reached up and ruffled his hair affectionately, "Good job kid." The sentiment caught him off-guard initially, but quickly brought a bright smile to his face and he stepped closer to the pair of girls, "Thank you!" A movement off in the corner of his eye caught his attention and he noticed the older woman he'd just been thinking of stumbling clumsily through what was left of the crowd in their direction. Without thinking he stepped behind Leslie and Danni, crouching slightly- even though he was still taller than them- and said as persuasively as possible, "Umm... don't you think we've had enough fun for tonight? How about going home?"