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Karina Montalvo

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a character in “Beverly Hills High School”, as played by BurningBridges

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ImageThey've been friends since childhood, with most of them growing up and going to school together in a suburb right outside of Boston, but as they got older, life started to take them down different paths. Summers were always a time for them to reconnect, whether it meant spending a few weeks at someone's house on the lake, or taking a big vacation somewhere. However, their different directions in life seem to be taking them farther and farther apart, so it's possible that this might be the last summer that they'll all be able to spend together for quite some time. Luckily for them, the family of (Girl 1, Girl 2, Boy 2) is big in the world of real estate, and their father's company has begun to expand outside of commercial realty and into residential realty. That move involved purchasing an apartment building in Santa Monica and refurbishing it, and now that it's finally finished, he's offered to allow the group of kids to spend the summer there at a very reduced rate. Additionally, he's also hooked them all up with part time jobs at the Santa Monica Pier, thanks to his company's major commercial involvement at many of the establishments on it. For a few months, they'll be able to put college, and grad school, and entry level jobs that they didn't like anyway on hold, in order to have a good, and possibly final, summer together.

The Pier Towers: 1537 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA
Apartment Setup:
Apartment 1: Girl 1, Girl 4, Boy 3, Boy 1
Apartment 2: Girl 2, Girl 5, Boy 6, Boy 4
Apartment 3: Boy 2, Girl 3, Girl 6, Boy 5
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Girl 1 has been dating Boy 1 for nearly two years, and from the outside, they are definitely thought to be the "it" couple. Between the cute Instagram posts, the way they act in public, and the fact that they're both model-status attractive, it's no wonder that everyone is convinced that they'll be sending out wedding invites in the near future. The only problem is that the foundation that their relationship sits on isn't as authentic as it should be. Girl 1 only started dating Boy 1 because she knew that her twin sister, Girl 2, had a crush on him, and after years of managing to beat her at everything, she couldn't even let her "win" at this one thing. Though she's grown to love Boy 1, it's not in the kind of love that will last forever, and the fact that she's cheated on him more than once with Boy 4 proves that, but she's too much of a perfectionist to let her relationship crumble in the public's eye. While Boy 1 always had real feelings for Girl 1, they've been dwindling lately as he's suspected that she's cheating on him (though he has no idea it's with his best friend, Boy 4), and he's found himself constantly turning to her sister, Girl 2, for support. Is it bad that he's beginning to want more than just support from his girlfriend's sister? Probably, but he can't find it in him to care lately, despite having a reputation for being one of the "good" guys out of the bunch.

Even though they aren't really, Boy 2 and Boy 3 have always been as close as brothers. They know each other inside and out, and that's why it was Boy 2 who was the first one that found out that Boy 3 wasn't heterosexual. Given that he's not straight either, he claims that it was easier for him to tell than the others, and he never pushed Boy 3 to come out, which was why it took the others three years to find out. He understood how hard it could be to come out, given that his own siblings, Girl 1 and Girl 2 and their parents had treated him differently originally, following him opening up about his sexuality, and he didn't want to push Boy 3 into something he wasn't ready for. Now that Boy 3 is out of the closet, Boy 2 was hoping that the relationship that they had behind closed doors was something that could become more open... more real, but he's been caught off guard by how distant and uninterested Boy 3 has been acting to him lately. To Boy 2, it feels like Boy 3 thinks that he can find better options now that he's open about his sexuality, and it hurts, given that he assumed they were on the same page that they could actually have a real relationship once Boy 3 felt comfortable with being open about his sexuality.

Girl 3 is Boy 1 and Girl 4's step-sister of ten years, and by now, they're as close as family can be. Because of that, even though she doesn't know for a fact that Girl 1 is cheating on her step-brother, she still is skeptical of her. It's just that gut feeling of protectiveness that family gets about people, and it's easier for her to have it, given that she's best friends with Girl 2, and therefore, knows at the very least that Girl 1 is shady for dating the boy that almost everyone knows her twin was in love with for forever. It's safe to say that Girl 3 and Girl 1 don't get along, and that's why it's also safe to say that no one's hoping to put too much alcohol into either of them this summer, unless they want a remake of the screaming match that ensued last summer between the two. Things have calmed down since then, but that's also because they've barely seen each other since then. Luckily (or not so much), Girl 3 will have her own problems to deal with this summer, like dealing with her ex, Boy 3, and maybe even confronting the feelings that she's recently had for Boy 4. She's not dumb enough to think the one night they shared together a few months back means much to him, since he's a known player, but she's also noticed that he's been acting differently towards her lately, and not just when he's drunk and trying to get into her pants.

Girl 4 is the youngest of the group, and because of that, she's always gotten away with being the most reckless, and ignorant, and troublesome. She likes stirring the pot, and has never been afraid of being problematic or offensive because she's never been forced to learn better. She knew she was going to cause trouble when she slept with Boy 4 on her eighteenth birthday a few months ago, but in the moment, she didn't care. Luckily, by the next morning she was sensible (and sober) enough to agree that they wouldn't say anything about it to anyone, since her brother, Boy 1 is his best friend, and would definitely kill him for him, but also secretly because Boy 4 knew it would ruin his chances with Girl 4 if she found out he slept with his sister, now that he's trying to become a better man.

Girl 5 is definitely the most relaxed out of the group. She's the wisest and most sensible, but also the most fun, when you get enough alcohol in her. Everyone thinks that she's now dating Boy 6, since they live together in New York, but it's truly just a platonic relationship... at least on her end. She recently got out of a two year relationship with Boy 5, and though things ended civilly, it's definitely likely that that's why she's always been oblivious to the signs that Boy 6 is really into her. Boy 5 and Boy 6 have used to be close friends, but as teenagers, got into a big physical brawl over Boy 5 drunkenly beating up Boy 2 after hitting on him, so it's safe to say that Girl 5 already was put in a weird spot knowing that her boyfriend and roommate hated each other, so a love triangle wasn't any kind of drama a girl like her would ever dream of considering. At the same time, Boy 6 also had a short fling with one of her closest friends, Girl 1 back in the day, so that's only one more reason for why she's resistant to even consider looking into anything deeper with the guy who's always been one of her best friends, in addition to being her roommate back in New York.

Girl 6 is the only one in the group who truly has any control over Girl 4, but it's something that only exists in the bedroom... for now. She knows that Girl 4 isn't entirely open about her sexuality at this point, but with her dominant and sometimes cold tendencies, it would just be against Girl 6's nature to not exploit that sometimes for her own benefits. She and Girl 3 have had beef for what seems like forever, and having a little bit of fun with her younger step-sister seems like a fun way to gain a little bit of power in getting back at her for a decade's worth of drama that no one other than her seems to remember the start of. It's not like she doesn't like Girl 4, anyway, and at the end of the day, she knows that Girl 4 likes the little arrangement that they have, too. She's definitely the most intelligent and confident out of the group, and no one can deny that she has the skills to really go places in life. The fact that she has a better side to her than she often shows is the only reason for why she's so close with Girl 5 and Boy 6.

So begins...

Karina Montalvo's Story

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Character Portrait: Karina Montalvo Character Portrait: Lateefah Walker Character Portrait: Marcel Walker Character Portrait: Bea Prinsloo
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L A T E E F A H ~ W A L K E R
"New motto: Idgaf. Get with it."

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M A R C E L ~ W A L K E R

His Outfit|| Complete with a hat
Location|| Walker Family Residence
iPod|| I Don't F*ck With You by Big Sean ft. E-40
Mood|| Annoyed

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Lateefah had just captioned her "ootd" pic on Instagram when her phone her ringtone for her brother blared loudly on her phone. Her Wannabe sisters, Bella, Chanel, and Tori all cringed at the sound and Lateefah rolled her pretty brown eyes. She could ignore it. It wasn't like Marcel was going to do anything other than whine about how she was supposed to have done this, that and the third, and she honestly didn't have time. At the same time, she'd just hear about it at the party later and he wasn't going to fuck with her turn up.

"What?" She could hear Marcel's attitude before he even spoke a word. "You do know Ma is pissed right? She didn't even say you could go out today." Lateefah exhaled dramatically and her girls giggled. "Is there a point to this phone call?" Marcel paused in the middle of making his leftover sandwich from the succulent baked chicken dinner Lateefah had made the night before. "Yeah, you took my truck." Lateefah rolled her eyes before stating, "You mean the truck that belongs, technically, to Dad since he paid for it and the Camry. The same truck he told me last night I could use since I'm driving my friends around. Again, what is the point of this convo?" Marcel sighed in frustration. Lateefah had been nothing but attitude-ridden since her return from Atlanta two days ago, and part of it was his mom's fault, Marcel could admit. Marissa Walker had thrown the biggest of fits at seeing Lateefah's hair and even threatened to cut it, which prompted a quick call to their father at the army base. Luckily, he was able to pick up, but the tension in the house was still present even with both females not even there.

"You know what, I don't know what the fuck your attitude is about. I'm not the one who did shit to you. As I recall, it's a bit vice versa." Marcel countered after a few moments of silence on both ends and Lateefah deadpanned. She did feel a bit guilty about telling her mother about Marcel's boyfriend, especially considering how against homosexuality Marissa was and how much she knew Marcel liked Tyler. At the same time, she didn't care. That wasn't her problem anymore. Besides, it was hypocritical of him to think that his shit should be kept secret when he knew damn well teasing Lateefah about even being something as simple as bicurious would get her in trouble. It was his fault. "And as I recall, this conversation is over. Don't forget to put gas in my car." Marcel didn't even get a chance to say another word because there was a click and then he was pretty sure his sister was gone. Another sigh of exasperation later and he bit into his sandwich. He still hadn't gotten around to breaking things off with Tyler. Hell, he wasn't even sure he could. He barely could stomach facing him without wanting to forget all about Marissa's bigotry. So, he text someone he could actually hang with.

To: Bea
Sister's driving me crazy. Got any plans til the party?

"I'm still mad Marcel's actually off the market," Bella finally said when it felt safe enough and Tori quietly handed Lateefah her grande iced green tea latte and ham & Swiss panini. The quartet were at the Starbucks six minutes from the Walker residence and Lateefah was more than glad that she had planned on staying at Chanel's house for the night. She didn't feel like dealing with her mother expecting her to be home by eight or even Marcel still being mad at her about one little thing when she had a lifetime of resentments. "My brother was off the market for you the second you declared yourself my bestie," she reminded the brunette icily, shimmying her left shoulder so that she could move her newly-dyed blonde hair over it. Bella frowned, but hurried to erase the look from her face. Chanel smirked. "Well, since that's out the way, are we headed to the mall? I need a new bikini before this party." Lateefah nodded, placing her wrapped sandwich on the table in front of them as the girls started to get their things in order to leave. They had a few hours to kill and Lateefah had saved up a good chunk of her summer money since her Grams was adamant that she not spend anything while in Atlanta. Even though she had worked for any of her summer expenses while there, her Grams had still told her to simply save it. So, she had time and money to spend.

What's up, Tee? You ready?" Tori inquired since they were ready and Lateefah was still seated. While all of the girls were Wannabes, there was a definite structure in their group, one that basically made Lateefah the Queen of the Wannabes. Which also made it that the girls followed whenever she moved. And whenever she didn't move, it meant something was wrong. This time, it wasn't. She just felt like including her bestie in her plans for the day, despite how much the others seemed to be against fraternizing with someone beneath their statuses. "Karina's coming with us. I'm seeing what she wants before we pick her up." She said, staring at her phone as she sent the text out to her best friend. Above the girls, despite their seeming loyalty, Lateefah only trusted Karina and only favored said girl. Which was why she levelled the three standing before her with a hardened gaze. "Be nice." They all nodded, though Tori seemed to quietly disagree and Bella made a face of disapproval. Chanel was usually the chillest one of the trio, but it was whatever. The quartet were rarely seen without one another and since none of them wanted to ever appear not as a unit, adding a fifth person shouldn't be that much of a difference. And again, in Lateefah's mind, it was whatever. Her best friend trumped these bitches any day of the week.

To: Rina
Hey, babe <3 <3 I'm kidnapping u. Already asked ur mom last nite. Omw in a few. Wat do u want from Starbucks?

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It was one of the last Saturday's of summer, and while Karina dreamed of being at the beach, she was stuck home. It felt like she was stuck, but she wasn't really. Her mother had been pestering her to get out of the house for the past few weeks. After Maria had been diagnosed with breast cancer in mid-July, Karina felt like it was her job to relieve as much pressure from her mother's shoulders as possible. The doctors advised Maria to endure as little stress as possible, but for a woman who had spent her entire adult life working seven days a week, that wasn't easy. Not only was it in Maria's nature to work, but it was necessary for her situation. Right now, Karina and her mother were living comfortably, but that was because the Cargill's were good employers. They provided room and board for the family while still offering a fair level of pay on top of that. If they had to pay rent and utilities on their own, there was no way that Karina would be able to afford to pass off as being barely middle class, but that wouldn't be the biggest issue, considering there was no way that they would afford to live in Beverly Hills anyway.

Even with the Cargill's generous pay, the medical bills that had already started flowing in had Karina wondering what they were going to do. Their health insurance sucked, and that was the biggest reason for why the cancer had been able to grow to stage IV. Maria was the type of woman who put her children's needs before her own, so when she suspected she was ill, she brushed it off as something minor and never went to get it checked. She always insisted that it wasn't worth wasting the money on the copay when she could send that money to Alicia to help cover her textbook costs. It was obviously a bad decision, and now the cancer that probably could have been treated early on was not only in her breasts, but her liver as well. Her diagnosis was terminal, but according to doctors, as long as she received treatment, there was a chance that the cancer could be contained for long enough to possibly give Maria years of life.

Karina had spent the weeks following the diagnosis begging her mother to tell her employers of her condition. Maria refused, stating that while the Cargill's had always been wonderful to her, that she was disposable to them. In Los Angeles, there were thousands of struggling women who would eat up a job like hers for half of the pay. She didn't think the Cargill's would keep her if they knew that she wasn't going to be able to work, so she decided to keep the illness a secret until she was literally unable to do the work. That time was clearly approaching sooner than Maria thought. After receiving two chemotherapy treatments, Karina was noticing how much slower and fatigued her mother seemed. Her complexion was washed out and it was obvious that she had thinned over the past few months. She had another week or two before the chemotherapy caused her hair to fall out, but Maria had cut it short in hopes of lessening the shock of it when it did happen. She was taking things day by day, and because Karina didn't know what else to do, she was doing the same. At the same time, it was hard to not completely change her way of life after finding out that her mother was really sick. On top of feeling the need to help her mother out with the house work, Karina found herself feeling more anxious about life in general than ever before.

"Please, mom, just rest until I get back. Rose said that everything is fine, and Mr. Cargill is even letting Linda and Sherrie leave a little bit early today because he said that he and Mrs. Cargill are going out to dinner, and that everything looks great. Timothy and Amelia and Kayleen are all going to be out too, so there isn't anything that you need to do," Karina insisted as she watched her mother wash dishes in their own kitchen sink. She had spent the morning cleaning the bedrooms in the main house with the other live-in housekeeper, Rose, and was now on her mid-day break. Karina had went ahead and done the Cargill family's laundry so that her mother could spend the rest of the evening relaxing, and she really hoped that her mother would actually do so for once. "I'm going to run back over there to fold the clothes once the dry cycle is over, and then I promise I'll text Tee and see if she still wants to do something." The uneasy approval that Maria followed Karina's dictation of her plan up with reminded Karina of how self-sufficient her mother was used to being. She wasn't used to being the person in the position of needing to be looked after and cared for, but there was nothing any of them could do. "Dรฉjalo en manos de Dios," was the response that Karina always seemed to get when she asked her mother about how she was feeling or if she felt like the treatment was helping, and for now, Karina decided that all she could do was leave it in God's hands.

Thirty minutes later, she was nearly finished with folding the laundry and separating it into baskets for Mr. Cargill, Mrs. Cargill, Amelia and Timothy, when her phone buzzed and she saw Lateefah's text. She wanted to see Tee, but with tonight being Tristan Elliott's party, Karina expected Tee's wannabe mode to be fully activated. The fact that Lateefah ended up in that clique only bothered Karina because she felt like it changed Tee's character, at least when she was around the other wannabes or the royals. She felt like it propelled Tee into this personality that wasn't her, and Karina didn't understand what the goal of acting that way was. Still, Lateefah was her best friend, and getting out of the house for a few hours would be good, especially since she knew her mother would insist upon it.

To: Tee
I'm good... no need to get anything for me! thanks tho! but okay, i'll meet you outside the gates in 20 or so!

A text later, and Karina was hurrying back to her house on the other side of the property to grab her bag, twenty dollars from her mom, and reassure her mom once more that all of the housework was taken care of. Luckily for her, she managed to pass by one of the landscapers who gave her a ride in their golf cart-like vehicle to the gated entry of the Cargill property. Having to walk across the entire estate could have taken her a good half an hour in herself, so she was relieved when she exited through the gates and found that she was right within the time frame that she had given Lateefah. Rather than have Tee drive into the Cargill's driveway, Karina walked up it herself and waited at the top of the long driveway, so far up that aside from the large gates, the estate was barely visible.

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Character Portrait: Aaliyah Jauregui Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Karina Montalvo Character Portrait: Lateefah Walker Character Portrait: Kylie Jenner Character Portrait: Amelia Cargill
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A A L I Y A H ~ J A U R E G U I
"Now I remember why I hate shopping."

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Location|| Beverly Center Mall
iPod|| Control by Halsey
Mood|| Indecisive


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By the time Aaliyah's two friends had met up with her, Aaliyah had already made her way to Teavana to buy more chai tea for her home collection, but also purchased a blackberry mojito tea lemonade. In the process of arriving at the shopping center, she had not glanced back at her phone and only glanced back at it while waiting for her drink to be prepared. Just before acknowledging the friends who were approaching her, she sent out her response to Tim with a smirk.

To: Tim
Cute. U wish, but ur cute. Did ur sis come yet?

"Hello, my darlings," she greeted the two females and they headed to their first stop at Beach Bunny Swimwear. While neither of the girls were either of her female best friends, Aaliyah considered them really close friends. More than that, they were two of her most trusted followers in the school. Deanna was her inside man on the B-Listers as she was an Animal and Shailene was her cheerleader. Aaliyah didn't always claim being paranoid, but she spent a good chunk of her time being in the know. Someone wanted to start a rumor about herself or Mikayla, she knew about it. Someone slept with someone they weren't supposed to, either of the girls would tell her. Or, have someone else inform them so that she would learn the truth, at least. A roundabout way, indeed, but it had worked. It also helped that she actually liked them enough.

"What about green? Not that you of all people are envious of anyone, but it'll match your eyes," Deanna offered, rifling through the selection while Aaliyah did the same, unimpressed. Despite loving fashion and styling, she hated shopping. It was tiresome, especially since she received selections before they reached the stores most of the time. It was interesting with fun people, but not when she had to do it for herself. Shrugging, Aaliyah picked up a yellow number and threw it at Shailene. "Well, if I can't shop for me, I've got you in the bag. You're greed." Smirking, Shailene eyed the bikini before pretending to have an attitude. "What ya tryna say, Allie?" Aaliyah stuck her tongue out at the dark-skinned gymnast. "Wouldn't you like to know?" She shot back and glanced down at her phone to see both the text from Amelia and from Kylie.

To: Kylie
Starts at 4. 1307 Sierra Alta Way. Do u need a ride?

To: Amelia
I likey. At least u kno wat color ur wearing D:





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L A T E E F A H ~ W A L K E R
"Chill. She's my girl...and that's a lot more than I can say for the rest of you."
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Location || En route to Cargill Estate
IPod || Me & My Girls by Fifth Harmony
Mood || Excited


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"Let's be real, ain't nobody coming in as their actual sin. This is a party, not a truth circle," Lateefah interjected in the midst of Bella and Chanel's back-and-forth. Once Karina confirmed that she didn't want anything from Starbucks (with Lateefah shutting down any smart retort Chanel might have had with a sharp glare), the girls all headed towards the Cargill estate. Bella was trying to figure out if she should go as wrath or as envy, which Chanel thought was ridiculous because that was just telling everyone that she was both extremely jealous and had a bad temper. Definitely not a turn-on. Which prompted a full on debate with Tori tuning them out by switching stations on the radio from her seat.

"Fine, whatever. What color are YOU wearing then, Tee?" Bella asked and Lateefah didn't respond for a moment, distracted by the massive homes of the premiere neighborhood. Large and spacious estates with sprawling lawns, fountains, sleek gates and long driveways that were seemingly endless - they were enough to almost turn her literally green. Whether or not Lateefah wanted to admit it, her color for sure would always be green as she was an envious individual. At the same time, however, purple fit her better and was her choice for the evening. After all, she was too damn proud to admit to anything. "Purple, I obviously. I always look good in purple."

Luckily, they didn't have to drive into the Cargill's driveway. Karina was waiting at the gated entry and Lateefah's entire face brightened immediately upon seeing her bestie. While she could have parked and waited for her best friend to climb on in, Lateefah pulled her vehicle close to the sidewalk, put it into park, and then climbed out to attack the tiny Drifter. "RINA!" She squealed before launching into a massive bear hug, practically hoisting Karina up initially. Anyone could argue that the majority of Lateefah's relationships at Beverly Hills High were superficial. This one, however, there was nothing but genuine love here and she honestly preferred having her bestie by her side for the day above anyone else.



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For the past seven years, Karina had lived in the maid's quarters on the back of the Cargill estate, and yet it didn't feel like home. That's why it was frequent for her to have friends pick her up outside of the gates. It always made her feel uncomfortable welcoming people in, because it wasn't her place to do so. It was a mindset that she had probably gotten from her mother. Maria was always very insistent that her children stay within their boundaries. They were never to go playing out on the lawns, using the family's equipment, or even thinking about taking a dip in the pool. Growing up, there were so many luxuries that were physically in her reach, but realistically so far. It was something that she grew used to, and now that she was a teenager and no longer a child, something that she was content with. Every now and then, when she saw Amelia splashing around with her friends or Timothy pulling up in a new sports car, she'd feel a tinge of jealousy, but this summer especially, Rina was trying to appreciate what she had, and not worry about what she didn't have.

Her happy-go-lucky personality was a part of her natural disposition, but it was something that had proved to be necessary for her survival too, at least in a social aspect. All her life, she struggled to find a physical home that was actually hers, and that she could feel comfortable in. Socially, things weren't very different. She moved during grade school and lost those friends, and coming to a new school in a town filled with incredibly wealthy peers didn't make the transition any easier. Being bright and cheerful all of the time helped Karina attract friends, but she never really found a group to call home. She was a good singer, but she wasn't involved in music enough for it to cross over from just being a hobby, to her becoming a virtuoso. For obvious reasons, she couldn't become a royal and she wasn't athletic in any sense of the word which kept her out of the jocks and cheerleaders. Personality wise, she didn't really adhere to any other group either. Besides, Karina was far too outgoing to be trapped in one circle. The thought of having a home base seemed nice and comforting, but she just didn't mesh well with the idea of being restricted from talking to certain people because of their levels on the ladder.

Just because Karina liked to see past social labels didn't mean that everyone else did, though. A good example of people who seemed to be obsessed with social status were the wannabes, who happened to pull up only a couple minutes after Karina had gotten to the top of the driveway. The way that she squealed, "Tee!!!", exhibited how thrilled she was to see one of the drifters, and it wasn't a superficial greeting at all. Karina really loved Lateefah. She was her best friend and had been for a few years. Their encounter had been completely random, and Karina still swears that it was fate that brought her and her mother to the same nail salon as Lateefah, as her mother was treating her to a birthday manicure. Just because they became fast friends didn't mean that their personalities were identical, and though Karina tried not to think into it too much, she did sometimes worry for Tee. After everything that had went down between her and the queen bee's boyfriend, Karina still couldn't comprehend if all of this was really worth it. Was the plight to popularity really worth risking the good nature that Rina knew Lateefah really had? She wasn't sure, but Karina again tried to tell herself that just because she wasn't interested in becoming popular, didn't mean that it might not have been worth it to Tee.

As she returned the hug that Tee embraced her in, Karina peered over her friend's shoulder and into the truck. She easily picked out Bella sitting in the front seat, and though the tinted windows made it difficult to see exactly who was in back, one could only guess that it was Chanel and Tori. Karina didn't have a problem with any of them, but at the same time, she wasn't oblivious to the fact that she wasn't one of them, and that some of them didn't hesitate to make that known. She absolutely would have preferred to hang out with Lateefah one on one, but she wasn't stupid enough to think that that could be a reality. Not when they were hours away from the kickoff party of the year, at least. "You look so pretty! I always love you in floral!" she beamed when she finally pulled away from her friend. Glancing back towards the truck, she spoke again. "Okay, okay, I don't want to keep everyone waiting! Let's go!" Her words came out more enthusiastically than she really felt, but it was hard for Karina to tone down the excitement after just seeing Lateefah for the first time in what felt like forever. She slid into the back seat, taking up as little room as possible, which wasn't hard for a girl of her stature, in an attempt to be as little of a nuisance as possible. Although she wanted to chat with Tee forever, not only did she have a hunch that the girls would be bothered by her more if she halted whatever was on their agenda, but Karina didn't want to be loitering outside of the Cargill's house in case one of them pulled in at the same time. "So, I heard Kylie Jenner is enrolled at our school this year?! Do you think she's actually going to go, or is it just a rumor?" Karina liked conversation. Silence usually made her uncomfortable and anxious, especially around these girls, so she took a stab at stirring up conversation.

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Character Portrait: Tristan Elliot Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Karina Montalvo Character Portrait: Lateefah Walker Character Portrait: Riley O'Conner Character Portrait: Friedrich von Kรถning Character Portrait: Casper Siyansky Character Portrait: Rhiannon Prinsloo Character Portrait: Angelina Etxeberria-Rivera Character Portrait: Fabian Ashdown
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A A L I Y A H ~ J A U R E G U I
"And this is why you're not in FIDM."

Outfit
Location|| Beverly Center Mall
iPod|| Control by Halsey
Mood|| Unimpressed


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Aaliyah scrolled through her Instagram feed idly as Deanna went to go try on her selection and Shailene was still rummaging around in the store. Dolce & Gabana was not her favorite place to be, not that she didn't appreciate the art of the place, and so Aaliyah was very certain she wasn't going to find anything that she would want here. So, she had no need to look. Besides, the others needed their outfits. She was certain about what she was going to wear considering the fact that she planned on taking the dress off the second she got to Tristan's. In the middle of that train of thought, she received the notification from Fabian about not being able to attend.

While some of the others might have literally gone crazy when Fabian had initially been introduced, Aaliyah had just shrugged off his family's title and simply introduced himself. Not that she didn't take his title seriously, but he was a student still. He was just another kid in a building filled with kids and she saw no need to suck up to him. She saw no need to suck up to anyone and Fabian was cool enough. She liked his style, that was for sure. But at the moment, all she could feel was sorry for him. The last place Aaliyah herself would ever want to be on a day like this is somewhere where the sky was gray when she knew damn well LA was going to be bright and sunny. No amount of hanging with actual royalty would make her feel better about that situation.

To: Fab
Ur sure we don't need 2 send a rescue party? Make up some random excuse?

Just as she sent that text, Aaliyah received the notification about Tim's message and snap and was going to answer but Deanna came out of the changing room in a horrendous (if you asked Aaliyah, anyway) dress. Shailene remained silent on Aaliyah's left, but Aaliyah's raised brow spoke volumes for the both of them. "What about this one?" Shailene would have spoke, but Aaliyah cut in quickly. "Sure, if the plan was to dress like it was your last night on the Titanic back in 1912." The cut didn't fit the tall girl, the color did not complement her tanned skin, and the whole look in general looked stiff and unappealing. Granted, Deanna hadn't been shopping for today's look, but as many times as the two of them had been seen together, Aaliyah would not be caught dead beside one of her friends in some outfit like that.

Her input taken into consideration (since Deanna pouted her way back to the dressing room and Shailene snickered off in another direction), Aaliyah returned her attention to her phone to see what Tim was talking about. Only to bite her lip slowly to one, keep a chuckle from escaping but also not to make any other sound of surprise...because...he's not fair. The snap of him shirtless was not fair and he was being a tease when she had been trying to be nice about the "unwanted" sibling and she had the right mind to send something back. She could have, but as she bit her lower lip again, decided against it. He wanted a show for tonight. She'll give him one.

To: Tim
Cute show. Hope u can put ur money where ur mouth is.

To: Riley
Soooo...no text. No welcome back. No nothing? Rlly?





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L A T E E F A H ~ W A L K E R
"Chill. She's just Kylie Jenner."
Outfit
Location || En route to Beverly Center
IPod || Me & My Girls by Fifth Harmony
Mood || Excited


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Lateefah grinned in glee once she and Karina separated and waved off her best friend's compliment with a laugh. Not that she didn't know she looked good or anything like that, but still. Her smile waned just a little when Karina rushed for them to not hold the others up and her brain was quick with wanting to respond with, Them bitches can wait, but she didn't say it. Instead, the two girls headed towards the vehicle with Karina climbing into the backseat and Lateefah reclaiming her driver's seat. She gave a warning glance to Bella who hadn't even done anything, but Lateefah knew that out of the others, Bella was the mouthiest and she would be real quick to kick the skinny bitch out of her car if she said one rude thing to her friend.

Which was why she was grateful that Tori was the first to interact with Karina. "Last I checked, she was. Pretty sure Aaliyah said something about it on her Instagram." She said, pulling her phone out to see if she could find said post. Chanel hummed thoughtfully before grinning, scooting over for the tiny brunette. "Which brings me back to the argument last week. I'm still marrying Rob. It's decided." Bella stuck her finger in her mouth as if she was about to force herself to barf and Tori's nose wrinkled. Lateefah chuckled before peeling away from the curb and driving down the road. "Okay, ew! Second, it's Kylie Jenner. At the end of the day, I'm not starstruck over some chick who honestly hasn't done much. If she is a student or isn't, it honestly doesn't matter at this point." Lateefah didn't have a problem with Kylie, liked the family name and all, but Kylie was still Kylie. And that was a Kylie her mom would never permit her to hang out with even if the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan decided to become Mother Teresa over night.

After a few minutes of perousing through her online shopping link via her phone, Bella glanced back at Karina with a grin. "Soooo...what color are you wearing, Karina?" Lateefah glanced back at her best friend through the rear view mirror with a bright smile. "Oooooh, red. Definitely red, maybe pink and red."






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T R I S T A N ~ E L L I O T
"Man, this party's about to be sick."

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Location|| His Residence
iPod|| GDFR by Flo Rida (Theory K Remix)
Mood|| Excited


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By the time Tristan heard the roar of an engine in his driveway, he had already decided upon wearing orange for gluttony instead of being the stereotypical blue for lust like Aaliyah thought he would be. It was a split second decision, but with his stuff spread out on his bed, he had walked back to the kitchen and began preparing his own lunch like Tim. Well, at least, he was preparing it. Tim had staff to do that and Tristan knew he could get that if he wanted to, but it honestly wasn't necessary. A cheesy chicken and bacon melt sandwich wasn't a hard thing to make and as he let the pan cool on the stove before he placed it in the dishwasher, Tristan scooped up one half of his sandwich with paper towel and went to open the door. Friedrich had already rung the bell and he didn't want to keep the guy waiting outside.

"Hey, man. Wassup? How was your summer?" He greeted and let the Royal male inside. Lexi came poked her head out of the kitchen, but then went back to drinking her water. No surprise there. Once she got used to certain people's scents, it was a wrap. Unless you were one of her faves, she didn't always come out to greet you. A very decisive dog, his mom had joked once, but Tristan just saw her as another one of his girls. She was just as picky about her people as both Aaliyah and his own mother. As he led Fritz to the downstairs lounge and man cave areas since both had the video game systems, he nodded towards the bar and miniature fridge. "Want anything to drink or something? I invited Tim, but he might be over a bit later." While Tristan normally told his friends that they basically lived in his house and that they could raid his stuff on their own, spending time with his mother two weeks ago brought out his manners and well...there they were. Taking a bite of his sandwich, he also sent a text to a few friends.

To: Rhia, Cas, Angel
None of u r allowed 2 skip my shit. I'm cuttin mofos if u do