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Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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a character in “Back Again”, as played by .euphoria.

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F U L LXN A M E

      Giselle Chantal Elingston-Donaldson

N I C KXN A M E S

      Gigi : Most common from everyone : Likes

      Elle and Ellie : By family and closest friends : Loves

      Jess and Jessie : From her family down South : Tolerates

      Sela : Modeling name : Indifferent

Occupation

      Internationally known Model, Signed with IMG Models and Ford Models

G E N D E R

      Female

A G E

      Twenty three {23} years old

S E X U A L I T Y

      Heterosexual


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H E I G H T

      5'11

W E I G H T

      105 lbs.

H A I RXC O L O R

      Naturally light brown, but dyed it blonde during her freshmen year in college before having her hair fall out and just letting her natural hair color come in

E Y EXC O L O R

      Strikingly deep, almost ocean blue in her right eye and light brown in her left

S K I NXC O L O R

      Pale, yet slightly tanned

G E N E R A LXA P P E A R A N C E

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P E R S O N A L I T YXT R A I T S
      โœฆ Romantic โœง Confident : Outspoken โœฆ Daring โœง Determined : Driven โœฆ
      โœฆ Decisive โœง Leader : Tough โœฆ Intelligent : Independent โœง Witty : Funny โœฆ
      โœฆ Sarcastic โœง Opportunist โœฆ Self Conscience โœง Prim : Proper โœฆ
      โœฆ Stubborn : Hardheaded โœง Protective and Possessive โœฆ Harsh : Cold โœง Manipulative โœฆ

      EDITING.


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L I K E S
      โœฆ Flirting and Showing affection towards people โœฆ Her family โœง Romance โœฆ Being in charge โœง Fashion and Modeling โœฆ Movies about fashion {Favorite is Devil Wears Prada} โœง Getting her picture taken โœฆ France and her accent โœง Big Cities โœฆ The Beach โœง Going out โœฆ Name brands and the finer things in life โœง Travelling โœฆ Aged red wine โœง Gossip โœฆ Calling people out on lies โœง Heels โœฆ Tall guys with tattoos โœง Her cat, Poppy โœฆ Reading โœง Crime Shows โœฆ Starbucks Coffee โœง Messing with people's minds โœฆ Being the best at anything and everything โœง Sex โœฆ Her clever one liners โœง Disney and her Disney related tattoos and the idea of getting more {Her favorite Disney film is Snow White and The Little Mermaid} โœฆ Not having to look at price tags or worry about her credit card bill

D I S L I K E S
      โœฆ Being called a bitch even if she is one โœฆ People going on and on about how she should have gone to college and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah โœง Fast foods and foods with tons of fat โœฆ Hangovers โœง Not being skinny enough โœฆ Rejection of any type โœง Attitude from anyone towards her โœฆ Being told she's wrong โœง Her ex-fiancee โœฆ Guys who don't treat women with respect โœง Falling in heels โœฆ Weak and weak minded people โœง Thinking about her mistakes in life โœฆ Not getting the job at her model gigs โœง Wearing flats... ever โœฆ Getting into debates or fights with idiots โœง Immature people โœฆ French accents from people trying to be funny โœง Tyler Perry โœฆ Hearing about her friends getting married โœง Loose, baggy clothing โœฆ Plain milk โœง The color orange โœฆ Jealousy on anyone even herself โœง Not getting her way or what/who she wants โœฆ Yelling โœง Losing

H O B B I E S
      โœฆModeling - She gets paid to do what she loves, of course its a hobby to her!
      โœงGoing out - C'mon! What young twenty three year old doesn't like looking her best with her group of model friends while they go out on the town hoping from a nice dinner before going off to explore whatever city they're in at the moment?
      โœฆCooking and Baking - Even if she doesn't look like it, Giselle can eat just as good as she can cook. She learned from her mother who was a professional chef, at a very young age while they lived in their loft in Paris and even after this long and moving from place to place without her mother's guidance in the kitchen, Giselle does enjoy it whenever she has time.
      โœงRelationships - This is just a simply way of categorizing all aspects of romance, from flirting with people just to mess with them or because she's bored to kissing and having sex with her boyfriend of the time. The only thing she doesn't enjoy doing with just anyone is cuddling, only one small town boy was allowed to cuddle with her way, way back in the day.

H A B I T S
      โœฆBiting her lip - Whenever she's nervous or at a lost of words, which is very rare she finds herself biting her lip as she sighs deeply.
      โœงTwo cups of coffee in the morning - She always starts herself off with two cups of her 'Giselle blend' coffee from Starbucks before even getting in the shower or changed.
      โœฆNot looking at the price tag - She doesn't even mean to do it to be honest. But, once she start modeling all over the world and making the money she does, she just stopped looking at price tags on anything. Sure, she'll put the tag in her hand but she'll close to never turning around to see the price.
      โœงOutside jog - After her cups of coffee, she get herself ready for a morning jogs to wake herself up every morning rain or shine.

S E C R E T S
      โœฆPregnant - Back in high school, when she was with her boyfriend she found out she was pregnant with his child. She didn't even know how to tell him which might be why she didn't tell him and right before she was about to tell him... she lost the child. So, she put the whole thing behind her and swears to take it to her grave.
      โœงRegrets - Every once in a while she does find herself regretting breaking up with and leaving ______. She did love him but... she was a kid and kids are selfish. She needed to work out for herself first, not some guy she never thought she would be with forever but now that she's older and has been through a failed engagement she realized that what she had was special and she shouldn't have been so quick to throw it away.

D R E A M S
      โœฆ To be the most well known model in the world
      โœง Find her way into the acting world
      โœฆ Fall deeply and madly in love before starting a family {Secretly, of course}
      โœง Have her own fashion line

F E A R S
      โœฆ Failure and Disappointing people
      โœง Not being seen as beautiful in people's eyes
      โœฆ Never having a family
      โœง Ending up dead at a young age from being too small
      โœฆ Getting too big/over weight to model
      โœง Getting dropped from her modeling agencies


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      modified form for this roleplay : BleedingLover


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Giselle Elingston-Donaldson's Story

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โ€œYou don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
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[ H O M EXB YXG A B R I E L L EXA P L I N ]



Outfit : Truck : Marjorie


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      "So, tell me again why you went back to hick-ville? I thought you said you never wanted to go back." Giselle's best friend and assistant, Marjorie De Ville asked over the phone on speaker as Giselle was driving her car further and further away from her extravagant lifestyle and closer to her hometown as she chuckled. "Will you please stop calling it that and I told you, I just need a break from everything especially after Gaspard and I broke it off. I just need to be away from all the press and pressure and shallow people of the fashion world." She explained to her friend for what felt like the millionth time. She just needed a break, nothing more. She messed the small town feel where everyone knew one another, how she could walk places without having to be afraid of being attacked or something at night. And she never said it was forever, just for a few weeks and if she liked it enough, who knows? Maybe she'll decide to move back and stay out of the spotlight, start a family, or somethin'. Marjorie groaned. "Ellie, you're one those shallow people! You belong here, you're beautiful and sexy, and the media loves you! Why would you want to give all of that up for some small town that you left the second you were given the chance?" She had a point but, then again she didn't. Marjorie was raised in huge cities all her life. "Well, I'm not like that anymore. I'm not the shallow, egotistical, materialistic Giselle anymore. I'm the sweet, independent, and relatable Ellie now." Marjorie scoffed. "What?"

      "What what?"[/color] Marjorie retorted back. "What was with the scoff?" Giselle asked as she checked herself in the mirror before puckering her lips. "The fact that you think you'll ever be relatable to those people. Elle, you're worth 75 million dollars or something like that, you tied with Heidi Klum on a list of the richest supermodels, your face and pretty much naked body is literally all over the world right now in magazines, and billboards, and--.."

      "I get it." Giselle interrupted as she rolled her eyes. "And, Marge you're acting like this is forever, it's only a few weeks." She reassured her friend. "For now. B-but, what if you like it and decide to stay there forever?! Not only will I be out of the job but, I'll also lose my best friend." So that's what this is about. Now, Giselle got why Marge was being so difficult and hard headed. "Margie, I love you. You know that and you really think I'll like Virgina Falls more than I love you and Paris? C'mon, now. I promise a few weeks and then you'll be back on the clock, fucking up my coffee, making me make you go back and do it right. Okay?" Marjorie took a deep breath of relief. "Okay, fine. Look I gotta go, Cruella is my new boss while you're away and madam wants her non fat, slim milk, caramel-less macchiato plus its pretty early here meaning the quicker I get it, the quicker I can go. Call me later?" Ellie chuckled. "Of course, talk to you tonight... Well, tomorrow morning for you. Au Revoir, my love." Marjorie chuckled before blowing her boss a kiss through the phone before Giselle did the same. She pushed hang up on her phone and her music resumed to play, Home by Edward Sharpe as she took a deep breath. Wow, that girl was tiring! The French woman turned her eye back onto the road as she made sure to keep an eye out for any sight of her town.

      She looked down at her GPS which was pretty much telling her to go straight until she reach civilization. It was only seconds after looking away did she see the city and hearing the robotic woman's voice saying 'You are now reaching your destination.' Giselle took a deep breath as she entered the town. As looked out the window nothing really changed everything look exactly like it did when she left. She looked at the address of her parents' house who may have not lived there but couldn't get themselves to let go of the darling little thing. So, until she could find something better. She was left to her own devices in a four bedroom, two bathroom house not far from the main street. She drove there with Blake Sheldon playing in the background, she pulled in front of the house on the dirt road, the dirt getting on to her shoes as she exited the truck and walked to her truck to start unpacking. Most of her stuff her father insisted should be shipped to the house where her cousin, Dinny and Ronald could put it in the house and start unpacking the bigger stuff for her. She grabbed two boxes, one on top of the other as she grunted a bit before walking into her new house. The light were off but, it was bright enough out where it seemed sunny and bright within the house.

      She set her clothes in the master bedroom on the top floor as she set them down before heading back to her truck for the last two and her makeup caboodle. She shut the trunk and locked her car before picking the two boxes up and setting them in her room next to the other two. She looked at them as took a deep breath as she laid on to the bed that she used to lay in every night with the skylight above, letting the stars shine though. She squinted her eyes as the sun came through as she groaned. "How did I use to close this damn thing?"
      She asked herself as she got up, her heels clicking against the wooden, rustic floors as she went to light switch which right next to it was a up and down switch which controlled the skylight opening and closing, her father's idea of course and while they got it right before she left, she did get to show it off the her boyfriend of the time several times. But, of course when she pushed the button... nothing. Nothing happened but a quick 'poof' sound. She groaned. "Great."
      The young lady rolled her eyes before turning on her heels only to stop at the mirror to take a quick, well quick-ish look at herself. She fluffed up her newly shortened hair, fixed her tight and short black dress that hugged her curves, and fixed the navy jacket that went over it. She puckered her lips only turning away from her reflection and to her purse as she heard her phone go off. She pulled it out and read a text from Marjorie.

      From : Marge

      btw you told me to remind you of your high school reunion and to get out of the house and see if you can find any of your 'friends'

      She sighed as she remembered about the reunion, she hadn't been in town for years and actually couldn't wait to see how some people have changed. She tossed her phone back into her black bag before grabbing her purse and walking down the stairs and out the door to her car to drive back into town to get some breakfast, or lunch, or whatever it was right now. Her jetlag was so bad she didn't even want to know what time it was. She started her car and drove back to town only to park her car in a parking lot to walk the rest of the way. She got a few glaces from people, only for them to call her name to see if it was really her. She would smiled and greet them only to turn back to her walk to see what there was. Looking around, it was all coming back to her especially the smell of coffee at their local coffee shop. She took a deep breath with a smile as she entered Lucy's Cafe. She looked at the menu, geez after being in some of the 'coffee capitals' of the world their menu just looked so... small in comparison. She remembered as a child she thought it was endless and she would never be able to have everything on the menu but, by the time she graduated she had tried everything at least twice. "Can I just get a regular coffee, black." The woman nodded as she stared at Giselle a bit, as if trying to remember where she had saw the model before.

      "Nice to see you too, Angie." The woman behind the counter chuckled as Ellie smirked and winked towards her before grabbing her mug and heading to a stool near the counter and taking out her phone, already articles were popping up that Marge told her not to look at. So, she didn't. She took a sip of her coffee with a smug smile on her face, knowing she was going to be able to prove to everyone she could return to normal anytime she wanted.

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Character Portrait: Ava Carmichael Character Portrait: Mary Margaret McKinnon Character Portrait: Isobel Turpin Character Portrait: Parker Griffin Character Portrait: Josh Callahan Character Portrait: Rachel Xue Character Portrait: Gavin Richmond Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson Character Portrait: Dave McCluskey
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Ava blushed from her head down to her toes. So he had remembered her... and the nickname he had given her back in high school. One time, just one time, he had mentioned it after a football game when Ava had gotten down from the stands to give a celebratory kiss to Josh for the team's victory, when Dave had sauntered over and called them the Dynamic Duo. That was all it took, for everyone then after to call her the female half of the double D. Inwardly cringing at the memory of that horrid nickname. She knew everyone meant well by it, but it just made her feel as if she was nothing without Josh. As if without him, she was just plain old Ava.

She had just been taken it all in, when he grasped her in a tight bear hug that caught her by surprise. Yeah, same old David, she thought laughing as he released her. "Good to see you too. I've been alright, thanks for asking. I hope you're doing alright as well." She had heard him mention Josh but she thought best not to reflect on and and pretend she hadn't heard him. Truthfully, she didn't know how Josh was. She hadn't spoken to him in six years. It's not as if she was bitter over the whole breakup; she just didn't know how to go about contacting him or, more importantly, what to say. "Hey, how's it going? Remember me? Your old high school girlfriend? Just checking up to see how your doing, considering I still think about you more than I probably should."

Dave seemed so excited to see a familiar face he started bombarding her with questions. It was good to have someone appear to be so happy to be back and connect with old friends. Walking down to the examination room, they chatted. "I do indeed work here... well not specifically here, more so the emergency room, but I'm here for now. After high school I went to Dallas and got my bachelors in nursing and biology. And aside from you and Gavin Richmond, I'm not entirely sure who's here. I guess we'll find out tonight and tell me your coming," she mentioned as an afterthought, smacking him in the shoulder with her clipboard for emphasis. As they arrived to the room, she motioned for him to head over to the examination bunk and pulled the curtain closed.

As she looked over her nursing notes, she started to fill out the basic paper work that followed a routine physical, asking Dave standard questions; how's your mental health? Notice any unusual symptoms? As he answered, she heard him disrobing and she couldn't help but blush all over again. She has been a nursing for about to years now and see just about everything and anyone naked or practically naked, but something about seeing Josh's former friend half naked alone in a room, made her a little embarrassed. It was childish really, but she couldn't help but fiddle with her pen and pretend she was busy looking over her clipboard. As he poked his head from behind the curtain, she caught a glimpse of his bare chest. "Uh, no. That's alright, you can keep your pants, I'm just going to listen to your lung and heart, then get some base vital signs." Coming around the corner of the curtain, she removed the stethoscope dangling from around her neck and cleaned it off with an alcohol pad. "It might be cold," she warned as she pressed it to his chest to listen for a heart beat.

As she proceeded with her examination she kept her eyes directed on her task. Dave just watched as she went about her work, completely unabashed over being shirtless and having Ava touch him to feel for any abnormalities. He was probably use to women fawning over his godly physique and masculine look, it's probably what made him so unashamed of how he appeared, because he just knew he looked good. He was a fine specimen, no doubt, but she wasn't about to praise him for it. Plus she had the fond memories of his jockish ways back in school to keep any troubling thoughts from her mind.

Wrapping up her assessment with checking his reflexes, she documented all her findings and washed her hands. "Alrighty Dave, you are all set. You can get dressed and find your way back to lobby, you can request any results and follow-ups with the secretary." Feeling quite proud she didn't lose her composure, she rewarded herself with a lollipop and also handed one to Dave. "See you tonight" she smiled as he walked out. Looking over to another nurse she mouthed to Ava , "Who the hell was that?" as she bit her lip and hungrily stared at Dave's departed back. Shaking her head she laughed, "Nothing to concern yourself with Lydia, just an old friend."


Location: Home
Time: 7:45pm

Finishing up on the final touches, Ava felt like she was ready. Taking a once over in the mirror, she smoothed out her soft mandarin orange dress, turning from side to side, to catch a glimpse of herself in every angle. She sighed tousling her hair. At first she had straightened it, thinking not to over do anything, but later decided she wasn't feeling it. So for half and hour, which was twenty minutes more than she liked to spent on her hair, she had curled it and ran a brush through it, creating a natural beach wave. Makeup had been another ordeal. So she went with a subtle brown eyeshadow, that enhanced the blue of her eyes, a little blush, and a light red lip.

Stepping into her heels, she hoped she wouldn't regret wearing such high heels. But she had wanted to look good, and the heels really completed the outfit, after all, beauty was pain. Heading to the door she waited until the headlights of a car shown through the trees to stop at her front steps. She was thankful Mrs. Richmond had offered for Gavin to give her a ride to the reunion, if it wasn't for him, she would of probably ridden her bike, and that would certainly make a lasting impression on her classmates after six years of not seeing them. Heading out the door, Gavin was there holding the door open to his impala. Before getting in though, she threw herself into Gavin's arms hugging the tall bearded man as tight as she could, before releasing him, and smiling kindly into his eyes. "Thanks for the lift, although I'm sure you didn't have much of a choice," she smirked playfully as she got in the passenger side.

On the short drive to the lake, Ava had been wringing her hands in her lap as her and Gavin caught up with one another. She wasn't sure who she was going to see. Wasn't sure how she should greet them, or if she would even recognize them. All she knew was that she was both excited and extremely anxious.





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Lowering the hook from the old tow truck, he attached it to the mustang that had clearly a busted alternator from the hazy smoke coming from underneath the hood. As he lifted the front of the car onto the tow he spoke to Josh, "I thought that was you. And thanks, it certainly changes how a person looks, huh?" The idle conversation was exactly Gavin hopped he could do with his other classmates, that is if they weren't unsure of how to approach him, which meant he might have to approach them first. "Mum's alright. She's been battling for some months now, but she's a fighter and will pull through." True his mom had been battling her cancer for months now and it had shown that she might be going into remission soon. The local hospital didn't have a huge oncology floor so she had been going into the larger cities to get treatment. The drives were long, but the treatments seemed to be working so it was all worth it in the end. Hell, if she needed to be flown halfway across the country, he would for his mother.

As he got the front of the car up onto the tow truck, he watched the quick exchange between Rachel and Josh. He remembered Rachel then, she was always different from all the other kids, for obvious reasons, but she was always bursting with intelligence and potential, and one look at her now and the nice car she was driving, proved that she had made good on her potential. The look also proved that she wasn't the same 'four-eyed' girl she was back then. She also wasn't so meek and quiet either by the look of annoyance in her eyes and her body language. No, Rachel had definitely changed, and it looked as if for the best. Josh it seemed had also changed. True in high school, he played the part of a jock quite well, but Ava had balanced him out. Yet, he had his tendencies to be the stereotypical jock when he was with Dave.

"I think I can take it from here, good seeing you Josh. And I guess I'll be seeing you tonight as well." He patted Josh once on the back before hopping into the truck and pulling away with Rachel following close behind. Pulling into the garage, he noticed his dad had already left, probably to go home and be with Gavin's mom. Stepping out of the truck, he began to lower the mustang onto the ground carefully, before popping the hood to take a closer look at the engine and alternator. The engine was perfectly intact and rather in pristine condition, however the alternator was clearly damaged. She must of ignored the signal in the car telling her there was a problem with the car.

Closing the hood he turned to Rachel. "Your alternator is busted. We're most likely going to have to replace it, there's no way I can fix it considering the damage done to it. That means we'll have to order the part and wait for it to come in since we don't have the type of alternator your car needs. It's going to take a while..." He ran his fingers through his hair. Hopefully the news wasn't going to anger her. If he couldn't have his car for a couple of weeks, he'd be mad too. Although, Rachel did seem to have a replacement at hand. Grabbing some papers from the truck he passed it over to Rachel, "if I can just have to sign this, you're good to go. Don't worry about payment now either, and.. I guess I'll see you later at the reunion?" He really did need to work on his social skills, but that was something that could easily be remedied.

Location: Ava's house
Time:7:50

It hadn't taken him very long to get ready. He was a simple kind of a guy, and he was a guy, so it didn't require much to get ready. His outfit was as good as it got when it came to a causal formal event. When he had gotten home, his mom had told him if he could, more like demanded, bring Ava to the reunion, he couldn't say no. Anyway he like Ava. She was one of the few who tried talking to him through his lows, when he didn't want to be bothered. It had actually benefited him, if it wasn't for her, he would of probably been completely closed off.

When Ava came bounding out the door and into his arms, he hugged her back. Strange how even though they hadn't seen each other in some time and that they weren't exactly the best of friends, the camaraderie between them was good and real. "You look beautiful." He got himself a sound playful whack on the shoulder for that and a giggle. Ava hadn't changed a bit. On the short ride to the lake, Gavin talked about his time in Indiana and Ava talked about her studies in Texas. The conversation was light and refreshing, and before they knew it they had arrived at the lake.

Lights shined in the trees, and lanterns were hung up all around. The gazebo held a up a portrait of the Class of 2008 with a sharpie for people to sign. Tables were set up sporadically and a few people were milling about already. Getting out of the car, he opened the door for Ava to step out and spoke, "now or never." She smiled and repeated him, "now or never."

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Josh rode back to town where he spend the rest of the afternoon patrolling the streets and responding to a few small cases. At 4 o'clock he was back at the station changing clothes at the end of his shift. He said good bye to his colleagues, most of which wished him a nice reunion. He walked out of the station towards the local elementary school. His sister Cindy wouldn't finish her shift until 7 that evening, so it was up to him to pick up his nephew from school. Most of the kids were being taken home by the school bus, but since they were living so close they often found it easier to pick him up themselves.

While Josh was waiting he looked over the football field next to the school. The exact same field where he started his illustrious career as a sport fanatic. It was strange, but now all he could remember from playing was Ava standing on the sidelines cheering him on. Weird, tonight I will see her face, her smile. And I have no idea what to say to her. From outside Josh could hear the bell announce the end of the day for the students. Jason was one of the first kids running out of the school, much like Josh had always done. Seeing his uncle the little boy came sprinting towards him and pretty much jumped into his arms. Josh gave him a tight hug and put him down on the ground. "Hey little buddy, how was school today?

On the way to Cindy's house Jason kept on talking the entire way. He was telling about his lunch, the things he learned and the girl in his class he got a kiss on the cheek from that day. Back at the house Josh poured two glasses of juice and he grabbed two bananas from the fruit bowl. The Callahan men were quietly finishing these refreshments at the kitchen counter. Afterwards Josh told Jason to go upstairs to get some baseball gloves and a ball so they could play catch.

Jason's technique was improving every day and Josh liked the fact that his nephew was enjoying it so much. The two hours before his sister got home flew by, so much even that Josh completely forgot to make the dinner he was supposed to. While Cindy changed into her comfortable outfit Josh tried quickly to cook something up, albeit stumbling and all. About 10 minutes later she came into the kitchen and shooed him out of it. "Thank you for picking up Jason, now get out. You have to get ready for your reunion. If I didn't know better I'd almost think you don't want to go, waiting and delaying around here." Josh saw the smiling face of his sister and admitted to himself she was not wrong. He was still nervous about that evening. Older, wiser, different, none of that mattered. He couldn't for the live of him figure out how different he was from 6 years ago.

Josh got out the house and jogged back to his own, not far away. At home he dropped his keys on the desk next to the entrance and jumped under the shower upstairs. It didn't take him long, what did was picking out his clothes. Looking at 5 different options he decided he almost acted girly and he just picked an outfit at random. He didn't want to wear jeans, but he still went for some comfortable pants and a simple shirt. He looked at himself in the mirror and wondered if anyone would recognize him, he himself did not. To make it a bit more his own he rolled up his sleeves so it looked a bit less butler like.

Ignoring the car he grabbed his own bicycle and jumped on it. It was a mere 15 minutes before he arrived at the lake and he put his bicycle in the bike rack provided. He saw he was not the first one to arrive. The trees were decorated and lanterns hung from side to side. Josh walked up to the gazebo to sign the portrait. He found himself on the picture quite easily and quite centred. He stood next to Dave, both of them hands in the air. As always in high school he saw Ava standing not too far from himself. After he signed he walked inside, without actually cooking he also never got to eat that evening, so he was looking for snacks first. He made a b-line to the snack table and saw there was little for him to binge on. It seemed some of the snacks were still on their way.

While standing looking over the few options he had, he suddenly felt two hands slamming down on his shoulders, like he had felt a million times before.





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When Dave stepped out from behind the curtain, pants on and all, he noticed a slight blush on Ava's face. It wasn't like him, but for a moment he was scared he had embarrassed her. As he came out Ava came towards him, armed with a stethoscope and warned him about the cold. "Oh, I'm quite sure I can handle the cold stethoscope guided by your hand." Why the hell did I say it like that, am I trying to become more Shakespearean or something. He felt the cold, although it wasn't too bad.

As the examination went on he kept a close eye on Ava. Aside from the normal checks it seemed she was trying to look at him as little as possible. For some reason he felt it to be a challenge. Normally he didn't need to do much to have a girl look at him shirtless, it was harder for them to stop staring. Either he was too arrogant, or she was really focused on her job, Dave couldn't help thinking it was both. He knew that Ava knew him from an early age. She knew his boyish behaviour, his fondness for sports, and above all his arrogance and his snotty attitude towards others. Other girls never had a problem paying him compliments, about his body his smile or his general behaviour. But Ava would know that every compliment for Dave was one more point on the arrogance scale.

After some reflex tests it seemed they were all done. Ava told him to get dressed again and he quickly disappeared behind the curtain. "Alrighty Dave, you are all set. You can get dressed and find your way back to lobby, you can request any results and follow-ups with the secretary." He got dressed again and when he came from behind the curtain Ava handed him a lollipop. He gladly accepted and walked out the door. As he walked out Ava said "See you tonight!" Dave was a bit confused but also said "Yeah, fure, fee you tonife." The lollipop in his mouth made the words come out a bit more childlike than he had hoped.

He walked to the secretary's desk in order to arrange for the results to be send to his head office. As he finalized things he decided to ask her directly, this time removing the lollipop before he spoke. "Excuse me, but is there something going on tonight, like a party or something?" The old secretary smiled instantly, it looked like she knew everything that was going on in this town. She seemed to look at a file on her PC before answering. "Let's see, son... Tonight there is a bridge tournament in the old pub, there is birthday party a the Hendersons's and of course there is the reunion at the lake of the class of 2008... Looking at you that must be the one you are looking for." Dave thanked her and walked back to his newly acquired house.

He spend the rest of the day organizing his home office and being on conference calls with the office. He had the feeling they send him forward a bit earlier than normal, the first two weeks looked like they would be fairly quiet. Of course it could be a way for the company to force him to take his vacation days of the last 2 years. Late in the afternoon, he took a glass of whisky while he read the news on his tablet. He was reall missing his stuff, but when he called in the afternoon he heard they would only come in tomorrow. After his drink he went upstairs to get dressed. He picked one of the lighter suits which always felt to him to look 'happier'. He decided to drive to the party. If he would be drinking he would see if he could take a taxi home. He wondered if he would see Giselle at the party. If it was his guess he thought probably not. He would read about her every once in a while with a modelling job here or there. She certainly was the export product of Virginia City.

Arriving at the lake he parked the car and locked it with his remote. When he saw other people carrying in drinks and food, he almost felt guilty not bringing something himself. He looked to see if he saw anyone he knew and he thought he caught a glimpse of one such person. Half walking half running he followed the man until he stopped at one of the tables where some food could be found. With every step he was more sure this was Josh and as tradition goes he slammed his hands on the shoulders of the man in front of him. "Joshie!"


Josh turned around and looked in the face of his old buddy. He spread his arms and the two man hugged, like no time had gone by. "My goodness, Dave, you have literally not changed a bit. Where have you been?" The two went for one of the standing tables and as they leaned on the table they started talking about their lives an careers. The women in their lives were thoughtfully left out of the conversation somehow. Around them they hardly noticed more and more people coming in.