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Poppy Burton

"When I grow up, I will be brave enough to fight the creatures that you have to fight beneath the bed each night to be a grown up."

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a character in “Best Friends Till The End”, as played by partially-stars

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{ "When I grow up, I will be brave enough to fight the creatures you have to fight beneath the bed each night to be a grown up." }

Dialogue Color: #ed8c72 || Face Claim: Halsey

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NAME
Poppy Jane Burton

NICKNAME
PBJ {friends, jokingly}

AGE
19

HOMETOWN
Seattle, TBC

SEXUAL ORIENTATION
Bisexual

OCCUPATION
Freelance photographer, bartender, waitress, barista


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APPEARANCE
For years, Poppy wore her hair long. The first time she cut it short was shortly before she left for her summer volunteering. She kept it at that length for a while, then eventually let it grow out a bit more. Apparently, when her hair is long, she looks even more like her mother. She got her mother's blonde hair and angular face, and her father's brown eyes and tendency to freckle instead of burn or tan. Emily convinced her to cut it short again, and she's kept it short and layered ever since. Poppy stands at 5'6", around average height, with a slim hourglass figure. She carries more muscle than one would first think upon looking at her, as her entire body is reasonably well toned. She doesn't have any permanent tattoos, but frequently buys good temporary tattoos from an online retailer she's found. he knows how to dress for her figure and build. Her parents always taught her that class was more important than fashion, but lately, she's been trying to strike a balance between the two. She's a fan of fitted t-shirts and either jeans or shorts with oversized jackets. It's very rare to catch Poppy in just a t-shirt and jeans. If she's going to be leaving the house, she'll be a bit more dressed up. She can dress for any occasion and conform to the dress code perfectly. A good teenage skincare regimen kept her skin clear and free of any acne or scarring, and she still has excellent skin today. She usually just wears some tinted moisturiser, lip gloss (or a matte neutral lipstick, depending on her mood), concealer under her eyes, and mascara, occasionally filling in her brows if she feels like it. She can be quite striking when she goes a bit more glam for events, but would much rather take an extra few minutes in bed than spend those precious few moments doing her makeup.
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naive âœĻ kind ✧ trusting âœĻ loyal ✧ sheltered
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Poppy's defining trait is her kindness. She frequently volunteered at school charity events, usually carries around food and money for homeless people, spent the summer she turned 16 volunteering in Zambia, and has been donating blood regularly since she was 16. All this comes naturally to Poppy; she does it without even thinking. She was raised to be a kind person. And even if she's discovered that her parents aren't the saints they pretended to be, it's one trait she's still determined to carry with her. Her kindness extends to loyalty. The only people she's ever really given up on are her parents, and what they did was inexcusable. Even then, it took her a while to make her mind up. It took some time away from them and some good friends who weren't afraid to tell it as it was. She's still hurting; part of her still loves them, still tries to justify what they did. But she's finding it harder and harder to do so, making her all the more confused as to why she still cares for them.

Poppy had an incredibly sheltered childhood and adolescence. And that still shows. She never realised how truly horrible people can be. When her own parents turned on her, showing that they weren't good people, her world was shattered. She's still taken aback by the complexity of people; still shocked that people who seemed so wonderful could do something like that. She was raised in a world of black and white- these people are good, those people are bad. And she believed it. She still does. She's only starting to come to grips with the fact that people are many things. She can come across as a tad immature as a result, with her Disney Princess-like outlook on life. She trusts people far too easily, and this leaves her open to manipulation. She's not dumb. She's smart, and if you try to manipulate her at the wrong time, she'll realise and will call you out on it. But if you worm her way into her heart, let her believe you really are a good person... then she's much easier to twist and use to your own will. Even now, as she hurts and is still reeling from one betrayal, she's still open to letting people in.
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FAMILY
James David Burton: Father {Alive}
Hazel Mary Burton: Mother {Alive}
Eric William Burton: Older Brother {Alive}

HISTORY

The Burtons appeared to be the perfect family. A boy and a girl- perhaps a bit more of an age gap than usual. But little Eric was always willing to help with his little sister- maybe 5 years was the ideal. Growing up, the Burtons taught their children to be good people. To help others in need. The Burton kids were some of the nicest on the playground- genuine, and seemingly immune to bullies. Maybe it was because even then, the other kids could tell that the Burton parents were important, and not the type of people to annoy. They were rich. James was a prosecution lawyer, and Hazel was the editor of a prominent women's magazine. They came across as good people, but not the type of people you wanted to cross. They would do anything to protect their children.

So Poppy grew up happy. She made friends easily. She was in a number of different extracurriculars, and still found time to play tennis with her parents at the country club. Her first boyfriend was her mixed doubles partner. And she was good, but not too good, not too competitive. She worked hard in school and got good grades. She and her boyfriend broke up because he was moving abroad to college, and she was going abroad to volunteer. It was all on good terms, and they stayed in contact. But it was on that volunteering trip that she first began to question her sexuality. She met a girl. She was tanned and strong and sarcastic and funny, and Poppy fell for her pretty quickly. She came from a good background- perhaps not quite as affluent as the Burtons, but not far off. The girl, Emily, kissed Poppy at their leaving party, and then they fell out of contact. Poppy kept it a secret. It felt like something special, something that was supposed to be a bit of a secret.

But a few weeks before Poppy was due to graduate, Emily turned up in her hometown. Her parents had moved for work, and Emily was going to finish her time in school in the same school as Poppy. For a while, they just stayed friends- but then they were more than that. They kept it low-key. Emily wasn't out either. Poppy didn't dream for a minute her parents would have a problem. Until they walked in on her and Emily. And they lost it.

It wasn't that she'd been keeping her a secret. They couldn't stand the thought of their angelic little daughter being with another girl. They told her that they knew a therapist, someone who could... fix her. She refused to go. They didn't kick her out, but they threatened her with it. So with the help of her brother, she did a bartending course. She was already a trained barista from her Saturday job at Starbucks, so she had that to fall back on, as well as her freelance photography. She'd overheard her parents talking about withdrawing access to her savings account, so again, with the help of her brother, she emptied it into another bank account. She was more or less ready to move out by herself when her friends brought it up. So she agreed to move to New York with them.
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So begins...

Poppy Burton's Story

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Elijah Holston Character Portrait: Poppy Burton Character Portrait: Simon Brandreth Character Portrait: Lizzie Ansel Character Portrait: Danica "Dani" Miles Character Portrait: Adrian Kingsleigh Character Portrait: Amory Dashiell Eldridge Character Portrait: Caila Willis

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Dialogue: #AACCAA
Location: His Room
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Elijah was really thinking to himself that maybe having them moving out might've been a slight bad idea in the moment. But that was something that he was going to keep to himself for the time being. Although, he really liked having his independence and constantly being around his best friends all the time. Elijah had finished packing his belongings in his room and wondered to himself where his roommate was. Or better yet, where the hell everyone else was.

He had hoped to himself that no one generally backed out on him without his knowledge but that wouldn't have been the case, for real. Elijah pulled out his Samsung 6 Plus from his pocket, checking to make sure he doesn't have any missed messages from his friends. Plus, today was move in day and June 1, so they had no choice but to be there and get settled into their room. While pondering on the thought for a moment, he decided to text his friends, just to check in on them to make sure they were okay.


To: Addie â™Ĩ
Hey there, Addie. Are you here already? Need to be buzzed in? What's up?

To: Pop Sis â™Ĩ
Need help unpacking or carrying boxes, sis? lol


Those were the only two messages that he sent out so far as he went on his internet on the phone to browse some clubs. Just in case they wanted to have a little bit of fun tonight and celebrate being out on their own on the first night. There was a club not too far from their apartment building entitled, Club Delirium, and it was one of the hottest destinations and Elijah knew that they had to hit it up tonight. Well, that is if everyone was definitely up for it.

With a sigh, Elijah laid back first onto his bed and waited for some replies to come through or for someone to text him first. But for now, he guessed that he'd just lay there and stare up at his ceiling and constantly check his phone for messages.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Elijah Holston Character Portrait: Poppy Burton Character Portrait: Simon Brandreth Character Portrait: Lizzie Ansel Character Portrait: Danica "Dani" Miles Character Portrait: Adrian Kingsleigh Character Portrait: Amory Dashiell Eldridge Character Portrait: Caila Willis

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꧁ L I Z Z I E . A N S E L ꧂

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Dialogue: #E4287C
Location: 2B Kitchen
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The clock had just turned over from AM to PM as Lizzie placed the final of her five pillows onto her freshly made bed. The room around her was devoid of any boxes, after she had arrived at 6:00am that morning to begin unloading and unpacking into her new place. Poor Simon had been drug along for the ride, but as she finally looked up from her daze of OCD organizing, she realized she had no idea where her roommate had gone off to. A flash of guilt reddens her cheeks and she smooths the palm of her hands against the black leggings over her thighs.

She had unpacked her kitchen utensils first, and stocked the fridge after her 8:00am run around the neighborhood to get a feel for what jogging route would be best for her and Elijah in the mornings. Wrapped in bandages, her feet pad across the floor toward the fridge. Chocolate brown eyes glance over to the clock, ensuring that it was noon and an acceptable time to text the group. She pulls open the group chat with one hand as the other opens the fridge to pull out the eggs.

To: New York or Bust
Hey, guys! Everyone make it in okay?

Short. Sweet. To the point.

Her iPhone 7+ is dropped lightly onto the counter as she sets about scrambling the eggs. It's not more than a minute before she reached over for it again, between stirring the eggs, to turn on one of her playlists and to text Simon.

Si-Fy
I'm making eggs! ❤ Where are you?

Stand By Me played on a harp comes from the speakers of her iPhone just moments after the text chimes it's indication of being sent. Content, a sigh lifts her lips into a smile and she turns back to the eggs, swaying just slightly to the music as she cooks.

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Character Portrait: Elijah Holston Character Portrait: Poppy Burton Character Portrait: Lizzie Ansel

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xxx"how can it be that they just believe?
xxxhow can they both share the same dream?
xxxwhen will i know exactly how it feels?
xxxwhen will i know?"
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"I wish it didn't have to be like this," Emily murmured, tightening her arms around Poppy. Poppy didn't answer for a second, leaning into the embrace and inhaling Emily's perfume. But Emily was moving away for college soon- she was on an early start with the sports scholarship she was on. And of course, it was the other side of the country to Emily. "Yeah. But... we'll be okay." Poppy wasn't sure who she was trying to comfort, herself or Emily. "Just promise me you won't mope. This is a great opportunity, okay? Grab it with both hands. It just... wasn't meant to be, right?" Emily said, with a smile they both knew was fake.

And after one last kiss, she left. As far as anyone else knew, she'd just been helping Poppy move in. Poppy took a deep breath, wiped her eyes, and looked around her room. It was nice. She had a decent view, and it was cosy. It was already starting to feel like home. She took another deep breath, checked her reflection, and went out into the kitchen.

"Hey, Lizzie. Didn't take you long to take control of the kitchen," Poppy teased lightly, with a grin. She sat down at their little table. She glanced at her phone, and realised she had a couple of texts. She hadn't even felt the vibrations of the notifications, she'd been so focused on making the most of the little time they'd had together. She typed out a couple of replies.

To: Elijah
All moved in already bro, but thanks for the offer xx


Usually, she might have cracked a joke in there as well, but right then, she just didn't feel like it. "How's your room shaping up?" She asked Lizzie, putting her phone flat on the table.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Elijah Holston Character Portrait: Poppy Burton Character Portrait: Simon Brandreth Character Portrait: Lizzie Ansel Character Portrait: Danica "Dani" Miles Character Portrait: Adrian Kingsleigh Character Portrait: Amory Dashiell Eldridge Character Portrait: Caila Willis

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Dialogue: #2887EB
The Insecure One
Location: Apartment Building
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Dani was sitting in a taxi being driven by a foreign guy whom she only assumed was from India when her phone went off, signaling that someone posted in their group chat. Lizzie was wondering if everyone got in okay.

To: New York and Bust
I'm here. Just pulling up in a taxi. Would you mind coming down to help me bring my things up?

Dani knew not everyone was there yet, which wasn't surprising. She just hoped that whoever was already at the apartment building would come down and help her grab her things because the longer the man sat there in front of the apartments, the more money she would have to pay him as the meter went on.

Dani climbed out of the taxi just as he popped the trunk open for her. Dani smiled a bit and glanced back and forth down the streets, she was finally in New York, her new home. After taking in her surroundings for a brief couple of seconds, she turned on her heels to the back of the taxi and began pulling her things out of the trunk one by one. Dani tried to grab as much as she could carry because she didn't want to make more than one trip if she could help it.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Elijah Holston Character Portrait: Poppy Burton Character Portrait: Simon Brandreth Character Portrait: Lizzie Ansel Character Portrait: Danica "Dani" Miles Character Portrait: Adrian Kingsleigh Character Portrait: Amory Dashiell Eldridge Character Portrait: Caila Willis

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Outfit Choice: Rock Rebel




Caila ruffled her hair in the mirror of her bathroom and eagerly eyed the box of pale pink hair dye on the counter. New move new her right? She ran her black painted nails through the damp blonde locks around her shoulder and chewed on her lip in thought.

Her phone chirped alerting her of a text, which brought her from her thoughts. She picked up the phone, seeing the notification was from the group she opened the message and swiftly would respond.

I'm already here in my room, left my prison as soon as i could.

She left the dye alone for now and plopped down on the bed, closing her eyes taking in the sweet silence of her own room. There was no one to yell at her. The place smelled fresh and clean. It was a beautiful new start, a refresher to life, there were no bad memories here to haunt her, Caila's own little safe spot from the world.

Her phone chirped again and she looked at the group message and would type a prompt response

It's heaven inside Dani!! I'll help you get situated :)

She jumped off the bed, and would proceed to exit her place, and running downstairs, she flashed a bright smile and went to reach for a bag from Dani, softy saying, "Glad ya could make it."

She shuffled her feet awkwardly as she looked around at the busy lifestyle of The Big Apple.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Elijah Holston Character Portrait: Poppy Burton Character Portrait: Simon Brandreth Character Portrait: Lizzie Ansel Character Portrait: Danica "Dani" Miles Character Portrait: Adrian Kingsleigh Character Portrait: Amory Dashiell Eldridge Character Portrait: Caila Willis

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adrian . kingsleigh
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Boy. It felt lovely to be away from his family, but still a small part of him felt guilty for the whole leaving thing. But his siblings knew if they needed him, they could reach him on his phone. After announcing he was leaving, Adrian used some of his saved up money to buy himself an iPhone 6, and only gave the number to his siblings for emergencies. He clutched the necklace his siblings got for him as going away gift. He checked his phone receiving an onslaught of messages from the New York or bust chat.

To: New York or Bust
yo, i'm at starbux any1 want anything?

After arriving a few hours earlier, Adrian dropped his bags off in the room he knew he'd be sharing with Eli, and headed to the local Starbucks so he could talk to one of the managers about working there part-time. He was gonna work at one of the nightclubs down in New York, but during the day, he wanted to get something done. After a short interview with the manager, she told Adrian he could start the following Tuesday, and he was excited. He would sit there with an interest in the area, he was excited and nervous at the same time, so he sent a message to Eli.

To: Eli
bruh, i'm so nervous help plx

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Elijah Holston Character Portrait: Poppy Burton Character Portrait: Simon Brandreth Character Portrait: Lizzie Ansel Character Portrait: Danica "Dani" Miles Character Portrait: Adrian Kingsleigh Character Portrait: Amory Dashiell Eldridge Character Portrait: Caila Willis

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Amory . Eldridge - Location: Just Arriving - Dialogue:#000080 - Outfit



Well here he was. Almost fifty hours of driving over eight states with some interesting stops along the way and Amory was finally entering New York City. When they all decided to move in together Amory was sportive of the idea but now with hindsight being twenty twenty, perhaps their choice of location was not the most practical. Never the less here they were, new city, new home, starting a new life. As a bonus all of them would be sharing this new start and it's adventures together. Still didn't stop Amory from having restless leg syndrome from the two day plus drive.

All that aside Amory didn't regret moving with his friends, though his decision to drive here without a co-driver was one of those mental blunders he had on occasion. Driving out of the Holland Tunnel Amory was quite impressed with New York. Sure he had seen many picture of it but seeing the city in person with it's towering buildings, bustling streets and it's general atmosphere were quite a far cry from what you saw from a second hand medium. Especially all of the unclothed, tail gating, cut you off the road, blaring their horns drivers!

As he was driving his noticed he was low on gas and pulled into a shell gas station to fill up. After paying at the pump and sitting in the driver seat waiting his Samsung Galaxy S5 alerted him to someone talking in the chat. Amory opened the chatroom and found several messages from the group. Chuckling at some of the responses he typed up a response to each one.

To: New York or Bust

Just pulled into the city ten minutes ago. All is well except for some restless leg syndrome.


My apologies for not being there to help everyone. I'll make it up when I get there.


After sending the message Amory paused and looked into his SUV, a 2017 Toyota Highlander. All of his more important belongings were loaded in the SUV and everything else had been shipped ahead. Though the SUV was loaded with his personal things and some cross country driving essentals he had some room to spare. Amory opened the app again and messaged all of the group,

To: New York or Bust

Stopped to get some gas, anyone want me to pick up anything along the way?

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Elijah Holston Character Portrait: Poppy Burton Character Portrait: Lizzie Ansel Character Portrait: Danica "Dani" Miles Character Portrait: Adrian Kingsleigh Character Portrait: Amory Dashiell Eldridge Character Portrait: Caila Willis

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Elijah's fingers tapped on the back of his phone as he waited for people, more like Adrian and Poppy, to reply to his messages. His eyes wandered around the ceiling that he was currently staring up towards and his phone chimed, which caused him to grasp his phone and look at what scrolled across the screen. It was a group message from Lizzie, making sure everyone was making it okay.


From: Liz
Hey, guys! Everyone make it in okay?


Elijah started to type his own reply but others seemingly started to flow in. His phone chimed multiple times, many from the group chat but ones from Adrian and Poppy, as well. He stopped typing his reply in the group chat to read Poppy's text first and seeing that she had already settled into her apartment. Elijah did not even see a reason to reply but made note to stop by there later. Adrian's message made him raise a brow as he started to think the worst instantly, even though he's not that type of person, he really could not help this feeling though.


From: Addie â™Ĩ
bruh, i'm so nervous help plx

To: Addie â™Ĩ
What's up, bruh? Where are you? By the way, bring me a bagel with cream cheese!


Elijah sent the message with a worried expression then opened the group message to read the other messages again, finally replying to the message for himself. But raised up from the bed first and stood up, thumbs tapping at the screen as he turned heel to starting towards the exit from his apartment.


To: New York or Bust
Glad to hear from everyone! We did it, guys! lol

No, thanks, Amory. Just get here safely.


He had sent the message then walked out of his apartment then wandered around the halls now. Elijah really hoped to bump into someone but instead saw Danica and Caila on the stairs and greeted them. "Hello there, ladies." His eyes scanned towards them both, seeing that Caila was helping Danica with her belongings. "Anyway I can help?" Elijah proceeded to ask, not moving until he received an answer. "I was also thinking that we all can go out tonight and celebrate our first night in New York." Elijah mentioned but did not really ask what they thought though the tone of the question was quite obvious that he was looking for their opinions.