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Olivia Ekwensi-King

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a character in “Beyond the Lights”, as played by chanelindistress

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"Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild."
-- Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank, Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons




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FULL NAME
Olivia Marie Ekwensi-King

NICKNAME(S)
"I literally love being called Bubbles. She was my fave PowerPuff girl. But that's only for fam. Everyone else...just call me Liv."
Liv or Livvy {Most common}|| O {Common; mostly by friends and girl group members}|| Bubbles {Common; close friends & family only}|| Princess {Least common; detested}

AGE
21

DATE OF BIRTH
November 6. 1994

ZODIAC SIGN
Scorpio

SEXUAL ORIENTATION
Bisexual

NATIONALITY
African-American

OCCUPATION
Recording Artist

PLACE OF ORIGIN
"You can still hear the accent just a bit. Don't judge me, it's not my fault I'm a Southern belle."
Atlanta, GA {Birth - 13 yrs old}|| Manhattan, NY {13-15 yrs. old}|| Malibu, CA {16 - Current, when she's not touring}



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CHILDHOOD: FAMILY LIFE
When your father runs a successful entertainment company handed down to him from his father and your own mother practically abandons you after you turn five, it might come as a bit of a surprise that a girl like Olivia became so damn independent. Once her mother, Veronica left, she was taken care of. Her father literally called and treated her like a princess since she was the last of his five children, and her siblings all were up in arms to protect their baby sister. Her grandmother moved from her home in Savannah to their multi-level penthouse in Atlanta to be with her when the others had to go to school or deal with their own lives. Staff were there at her beck and call, her closet stayed full, and she was given whatever she wanted. And she hated it. She felt like no one had faith in her being able to take care of herself when she could. She very well could. It also spoke to not wanting to be smothered by people and then possibly having them abandon her, but if you bring that to Olivia's face, she'll bitch slap you. So, despite having chefs around her and a house full of staff, Olivia learned to live on her own. She was inquisitive as a kid and spent a good portion of her childhood messing with the kitchen staff and grandmother, oftentimes surprising her older sisters with dinners and treats when they managed to be home. Her independence would travel into her teen years and by that time, it was known that she was an ambitious child.

When Olivia was about thirteen, her father had brought up the idea with his board members about the idea of an all girls group. Not like it hadn't been done before, but he wanted girls of varying ethnic backgrounds. He wanted them to be a group based on the idea that not every girl would ever look like the chick on their favorite magazines and that that unique quality was beautiful. For a second, he had not even considered his own baby girl. By that time, Olivia had participated in various beauty pageants, was a reoccurring gymnast, and was being trained in ballet and contemporary. She was also getting vocal lessons with the head musician from her grandmother's church, and honestly, loved the idea of the group. He thought she wouldn't be ready, considering she would be youngest of the group. One listen to all of the girls' harmonies plus a look at their chemistry, and The Stunners were born. The deal with her grandmother, however - since the elderly woman did help raise Olivia - was that she still had to finish school.

By the time Olivia graduated high school at the age of seventeen, The Stunners had won two Grammys, had four World Tours, performed with the likes of Taylor Swift and The Weeknd, were named Group of the Year, and were featured on four major magazines. And in those years, Olivia worked her ass off. If she wasn't in the studio with her girls, she was making public appearances either with them or without. She would be promoting them on her own as the face of Guess for about a year, walking the runway for two fashion weeks, and even making appearances on her own in two different movies as a supporting character. Liv even managed to start a hair extension line called Pretty Girl with one of her group members, which she happily promotes at any given second. She became the known trendsetter of the group and she is still working hard. Which is why she's pissed about doing the show. Despite the publicity it can get everyone involved, it also means confronting people she would rather not deal with. It means her feelings being put on blast. It means that something is going to change and Olivia can't stand that shit.



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QUIRKS: HABITS: ODDITIES
Always smells like shea butter and vanilla|| Hair style and sometimes color changes every two weeks|| Messes with her hair when nervous or around someone she's attracted to|| Steals male friends' and brother's clothes and wears them around the house|| Still prays when she gets stressed and keeps her grandmother's bible in the first drawer of her nightstand|| Always plays music when she's cooking or writing, and can almost always be found dancing at some point

GREATEST JOYS IN LIFE
More than anything else, Liv loves her family and friends. They are her life and she would do anything for each and every one of them. However, coming into a close second is singing {her voice}, which she's done her entire life. She never thought of making a career out of it, despite loving the occasional limelight, but singing and music lets her drift away; it consumes her. Afterwards, she loves having fun and throwing a good party, and living life.

GREATEST FEARS
The one thing Liv fears, more than anything else, is change. Change is something she cannot control and therefore, she is powerless when it occur. And yeah, sometimes it can be for good, but it means a shift of something and it's so daunting that the normally fearless Olivia is left discombobulated. She also fears losing someone or something. She hates the idea of something or someone precious to her not being hers anymore. She also has a longstanding hate for snakes and the idea of a zombie apocalypse.

LIFE PHILOSOPHY
Carpe Diem || Seize the day

GOOD PERSONALITY TRAITS
Vivacious, Sassy, Spontaneous, Independent, Debonair, Outspoken, Tough

BAD PERSONALITY TRAITS
Oblivious, Vindictive, Possessive, Impulsive, Confrontational

PERSONALITY
One descriptor for Olivia that holds true, even years after not being in high school, is that she is like a live wire. She always seems to be filled with limitless energy and is almost always up for a bit of an adventure. In fact, Liv is that friend who would more than likely wake you up in the middle of the night for a road trip or a flight to another country, just for the hell of it. Or sit you down for a good old movie night - it doesn't even matter as long as you're having fun. It was why it wasn't hard to like Liv in school and why that has not changed. While she is not the type to befriend everyone she sees, she's also not unapproachable and she typically remains relatable. Despite having a pretty wealthy upbringing, Liv managed to stay a bit humble and draws people to her. It's if you can stay in her presence that makes all the difference. Despite all the charisma she seems to exude and the easy way in which she can talk with people - even when she does not like them - Liv is not an easy person. You can't win her over with cheap tricks, coquettish smiles, or pick-up lines. That doesn't impress her and she makes sure that you know that. In fact, instead of having a plethora of best friends like her vivacity would fool you into believing, Liv has a very, very tight knit circle of friends that not many can find their way in. Anyone who she finds a threat or simply unworthy of her friendship and that of her own beloved people get an upfront rejection. She doesn't filter herself and she doesn't like putting on airs. It's a waste of time and you should just be aware - she doesn't like you and Liv isn't, in her own words, "pussy-footing" around it.

Liv is self-sufficient, and goes after what she wants with will power and determination. She has a fiercely independent streak and likes to chart her own course. In that sense, she also isn't the type to accept help from anyone, not even her parents. When she's sick, she hates the idea of someone having to take care of her. It bothers her. Why? Because despite what this competitive little minx will tell you, she hates the idea of vulnerability. Of needing someone - anyone. It is something she tries to fight vehemently, oftentimes allowing her stubborn side to show through simply because she is unwilling to hear someone else's side. It is also why the close friends she does have and her family are known for being headstrong as well, having to ignore her pleas for independence when it becomes a hindrance for her well-being. Because of this consistent show of loyalty in the family and friends that she does have now, Liv has a deep disdain for anyone would lie to her. She hates not knowing things or being the last to know something. It means she failed at something. It also signifies a fear of there having to be a truth because if there is anything she fears more, it is change and that truth can change everything. It clashes with her upfront nature, but it speaks to her biggest flaw.

The one thing that most people would be annoyed with is Olivia's seeming inability to see things as they are. She's not really as oblivious as she acts. At least, in a way she is not. For instance, if she had feelings for a male friend, especially if they were extremely close, she would either act oblivious or just simply not even acknowledge it. Again, change terrifies her. If she admits to anything, it means that she is willing for change to occur and despite saying she hates being vulnerable and needing someone, she needs that stability. And without it, she's unraveled and her most vulnerable, and she refuses to be. So, in a way, she holds people at a certain distance, despite how selfish it is. Oh, and she can be selfish and damn well possessive. When someone or something is hers, Liv hates the idea of sharing them. Which is the other reason why does not easily accept people in her friend group or even why she acts a particular way when the guy she likes/wants is interested or seems to be interested in someone else. It's kind of petty and ridiculous, but she has her defenses up too high to be vulnerable, but doesn't want to admit when she's hurt. And will be as silent as she needs to be about it just as long as everyone else thinks everything is alright.



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LIKES
❤Fruity cocktails ❤Baking ❤Performing and just being on a stage ❤Sushi ❤Action and horror movies ❤Traveling ❤Doing things that give her an adrenaline rush ❤Kissing and people who are really good at it ❤Parties ❤Old Disney movies ❤Fashion ❤Macaroni and cheese bake with bacon and chicken ❤Dancing ❤Snickerdoodle cookies ❤Social media ❤Chocolate-covered strawberries ❤Twerking, mostly in a playful manner

DISLIKES
✘Uggs ✘Needles ✘Bugs ✘Beer ✘People who think they're so much better than everyone else ✘Cheaters and players ✘Slut-shaming ✘The paparazzi ✘The Jenner-Kardashian clan ✘Red wine ✘Waking up early in the morning ✘One night stands ✘Coffee, and definitely black coffee because if she's going to drink it, it better be able to put her into a sugar coma because that shit is disgusting



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Father: Donovan King: 63 years old: Living
Her father is the only parent Olivia will acknowledge and that's only her not including her grandmother because the woman has been dead for two years now. Donovan has supported Olivia since she first told him she wanted to be a part of the business. He defends her when the media tries to label the group (but her, specifically) as slutty, rejects all rumors until his daughter proves otherwise, and literally has been ready to kill for his baby girl. She knows where his son gets his protectiveness from, but to be quite honest, Liv wouldn't have it any other way.

Brother: Elliot King: 26 years old: Living
He's her big brother and with that comes an over-protectiveness that Olivia is loathe to acknowledge. She is probably just as protective of her brother, but in a more relaxed way than he is. Elliot seems to watch her every move like a hawk and it makes her rebel a bit more than she would actually want, but it's all about proving a point. At the end of the day, however, she does love her brother dearly and they get along the best out of all the siblings. Surprisingly. Even if they end up fighting every now and then.

Sister: Arielle King: 25 years old: Living
Of the twins, it is definitely Arielle that Olivia is closest to. She loves her sisters equally, but Arielle is more open and just genuinely the warmer personality between the two. They're known as hardasses, but everyone knows that the one person you can always count on to put the resting bitch face to actual rest is Arielle. Olivia looks up to her sister and doesn't worship the ground she walks on like she did as a child, but she can definitely attribute her sensuality and confidence on stage to Arielle's overall demeanor.

Sister: Alicia "Ceecee" King: 25 years old: Living
They're siblings, so of course, Liv loves her sister to death. At the same time, if she were in actual tears, she wouldn't turn to Ceecee. Alicia is more reserved, less affectionate and genuinely more of a private person. And Liv respects and admires it. She just wishes her sister didn't have so high of a wall to even her family members.



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BODY BUILD
Standing at 5'4 and weighing around 115 lbs, Liv has a clean-cut hourglass figure, curves nice and emphasized by her taut waist line

HAIR COLOR
Naturally jet-black, but Liv has experimented with so many shades (mostly flawlessly-applied weaves) that not many know what color to expect

EYE COLOR
Dark brown

DISTINGUISHING MARKS
Other pierced ears, Liv's skin is clear and blemish-free. She hasn't decided on a tattoo yet and wants it to be meaningful when she does pick one.

USUAL FASHION OF DRESS
Liv can never be placed under one specific style. She likes clothes that she's comfortable in, but also clothes she can feel absolute best in. After all, she is a bit of a trendsetter and she has never walked out of her house not looking good, even if it means coming out in a pair of Juicy Couture sweats. You never know what to expect from her wardrobe, but you never can say that you don't like it or that it does not flatter her.

So begins...

Olivia Ekwensi-King's Story

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Character Portrait: Luciana Bellucci Character Portrait: Jack Rockefeller Character Portrait: Serena Bellucci Character Portrait: Olivia Ekwensi-King Character Portrait: Kate Rockefeller Character Portrait: Charlie Rockefeller Character Portrait: Elliot King
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Thursday, May 25, 2015| 12: 30 pm| New York

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This just in! You have waited long enough
and now all of our morbid curiosities can finally
be sated. E! presents Beyond the Lights!






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If there was a way for Olivia to avoid the stupid cameras and the overall idea of being filmed for an entire summer, she would have done it. She had been close, earlier in the morning, to simply slipping out of New York on a last minute flight to Florida. Aaliyah wanted to spend time with her family, anyway. It would have made sense if one of the girls went with her. It wouldn't have been sooooo much of a big deal if one of the girls going with Aaliyah happened to be Liv. However, she had signed a contract last night, Elliot would not let her walk out of it, and the cameramen were already filing in the middle of her photo shoot for Teen Vogue. Rolling her eyes, Olivia had had to suck it up, tossed her brother a small glare, and then concentrated on getting through the rest of the photo shoot. She didn't have time to focus on how much she hated her parents at the moment. The cameraman for the shoot was rearranging the girls and she had to make herself very comfortable on the floor with Deanna.

Once the photo shoot was over, Liv had to hurry up and get dressed. She honestly didn't even care what she had on, even though - to be quite honest - not caring about what she wore didn't mean her outfit wasn't going to be Instagram-worthy. Luckily for her, despite its location, New York City summers were almost as sweltering as Atlanta's and her shorts were very much welcome in the nearly oppressive air that surrounded them the second the siblings managed to get past fans and the paparazzi. Everyone else would be heading over to the Rockefeller family's penthouse in Manhattan for a brunch with their parents. It would give the director time to film all of them moving in temporarily to the spacious apartment, let them do something normal like having a five-star gourmet breakfast, and then discuss the plans for the evening. Such as the dinner party in lieu of a prominent New York socialite's engagement to a European dignitary. All trivial matters that Liv would have rather heard about from her large bedroom in California where she could sip on her peach sangria and munch on popcorn. Or be anywhere...that wasn't here.

"Will you stop pouting for five seconds, sis?" Elliot exclaimed, exasperated yet still teasing, after five minutes of them being alone in their town car. Olivia paused in scrolling through her instagram feed to glare at her brother. "Ok, screw you. Not exactly excited to be in front of a camera for the entirety of my summer, for your information." Elliot raised an eyebrow, eyed his sister's attire for a moment, before replying, "Really? I couldn't tell." If either sibling could kill each other, they would probably do it and save each other the misery of having to deal with being bombarded by cameras the second they exited the vehicle. It wasn't like Elliot himself was particularly excited about participating in the show. At the same time, who was it going to really hurt? Everyone practically knew all of their secrets, last he checked. And it wasn't like any of them weren't good at keeping secrets if they were serious enough that they would need to stay away from the probing eyes of the cameras. All they had to do was continue like none of it was real; like all of them were simply in a house together because their parents were insensitive assholes.

"I'm not about to argue with you. I'm dressed like any other person who dresses like my age in the summer. Don't even start with me, Javie," Liv stated sharply. Her brother always liked to act like she didn't know how to dress appropriately, especially now that she was older and actually could just ignore him. While Elliot himself was dressed like he was headed to a tea party in the middle Buckingham Palace's gardens, Liv was dressed like she was about to go hang out with friends. His look wasn't her own and she was not about to spend her summer being lectured every time she walked out of her closet. "I'm not starting anything, Liv. Just...don't let this get to you, ok? One summer. We don't even know if this will even get picked up for a second season. It's just remedial." He explained after a sigh and Liv didn't respond; she was focused on texting her faves. They were getting closer and closer to the Rockefeller's home anyway. Elliot pulled out his phone and did the same.

To: Rini, Jack Jack
Plz tell me at least 1 of u r already there

To: Charlie, Lucy
Liv and I will be there soon. You?

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It probably wasn't good that filming for the show had started only a few hours ago, and yet Jack was already fatigued by it all. It was no secret that the Rockefeller's were the most resistant towards doing the show. They were a very business-oriented family, so unlike the other two families who had children in the entertainment industry, bad publicity didn't help them in any way. Granted, Charlie, Kate and Jack couldn't necessarily say that they were as un-involved in all of that as they wanted to say. Kate was rampant on the social scene, and all three of them were involved in social circles including some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Including the Belluccis and the Kings... even if they didn't consider the Belluccis to actually be their friends right now. Or at least, Jack thought that they weren't supposed to think of them as friends right now. He really wasn't sure what he was supposed to think. According to Charlie's words, Luciana and Serena weren't to be trusted, just as much as Mike wasn't. Jack knew that he shouldn't have been surprised by the unreasonable logic behind it, considering how much his brother was like his father, and how much his father prided himself in being loyal to his family. However, it didn't make sense to him. He was just supposed to end his friendship with Lucy and Serena, just because Michael cheated on Kate? He hated Mike just as much as Charlie did for what he did to their sister, but Lucy and Serena did absolutely nothing wrong. Nothing. It proved to be a big conflict for Jack now more than ever. He was able to get away with still maintaining that normal friendship for the past month as long as his siblings weren't around, but now this show was going to force him to be with them at the same time as his siblings.

"Thank God that you finally decided to shave. That scruffy look just makes you look homeless, Jack. Definitely not a good look for you." He rolled his eyes as his sister hurried past him as they walked down the staircase. "But was it really necessary for you to wear denim too? I mean, I don't want us being twins to be my storyline." Jack hadn't noticed that the denim in his outfit coordinated with the outfit his sister was wearing. "So take off your jacket then. It's not the middle of November," Jack suggested, with his tone being consistently innocent, though his eyes twinkling with the knowledge of how easy it was to tick off his sister. "Ever hear of air conditioning? It might as well be January with how could this house is." Jack couldn't resist smirking now. Even when Kate knew he was just trying to piss her off, she had to make a come back. She always had to have the last word, even when her being so expressive and reactive just proved that she was losing. "Besides, someone needs to dress well to combat Olivia. If we're going to be forced into this show, I don't want it to be tagged as being pornographic after just one episode." Kate had reached the bottom of the staircase and stood to face him as he slowly followed her to the bottom. His smirk faded slightly as she made a jab about Olivia, but it wasn't out of the ordinary where it caused a rise out of him. Everyone in their circle knew that the girls didn't get along, and it reminded him of his own dilemma. If Serena had managed to deal with the difficulties of appeasing both Kate and Liv in their friendship, than he would have to find a way to deal with his issues as well. "Be nice, Kate. See if you can be the sweet, perfect twin that everyone thinks you are. At least today. At least while they're filming." He expected Kate to be that way anyway, but he wanted to reinforce it.

One of the most notable things about his family was that they did value their image. This show was going to be an interesting test against that, be Jack guessed that at least in the beginning, his siblings would be able to keep the crazy on the down low. Besides, it wasn't like Kate and Olivia had ever had any real fights before. They mostly just ignored each other or talked poorly about each other behind the other's back. Again, though, now with the show, they were going to be forced to interact with each other, and Jack didn't know how well that would pan out.

"Oh, shut up. Out of everyone I'm supposed to spend my summer with, she's the least of my worries," she acknowledged as they headed through the first floor of the Rockefeller townhouse. Unlike many wealthy New Yorkers, the Rockefellers didn't opt for just a penthouse apartment. They had one of those downtown, but on 5th Avenue, their main residence was a six story town house. It was fitted with ten bedrooms, sixteen bathrooms, a finished basement with a wine cellar, a gym, greenhouse, two kitchens (with one being used for catering), among other luxury features. Really, it had more of a house feel than an apartment, and it was one of the main lures for the Rockefellers to purchase the place to act as their main residence. Of course, main residence meant little for a family that was constantly on the move, and that was spoken to this summer, with Mr. and Mrs. Rockefeller planning on spending their summer in between houses in Beverly Hills, Miami, Monte Carlo, Nice, London and the Hamptons.

Today would be the last day that Jack and Kate would spend with their parents for at least a few weeks, but it was nothing heart wrenching. They were used to everyone being all over the place, and because of the cameras being present, had already said their real goodbyes that morning. Jack had not responded to Kate's reference to her being more concerned with the others, presumably Michael and the Belluccis, with a quip, because he knew it would have been inappropriate. It went back to how Charlie had insisted that the disrespectful act towards Kate was really an act of disrespect towards all of them, and it wasn't a laughing matter. Brunch was being served in the fifth floor's dining room, where the impeccable view was hoped to set the mood for the day.

"Kate, we actually want you upstairs when everyone arrives. Charlie's up there too, and we might get a quick take on you two talking, or an interview. Jack, you can wait down here." One of the producers for the show was making a brief appearance. Apparently, there show was supposed to be pretty true to reality, but to start off the series, they wanted at least some involvement in the actives. Jack nodded, not really caring about where he was placed. He preferred not having to deal with Charlie and Kate right now anyway, and he was sure that his parents were upstairs somewhere as well. As Kate hurried upstairs, Jack was granted a few moments of silence, and during so, he was able to text back Liv.

To: Liv, Serena
Unfortunately so. Hurry up and get here. Bored out of my mind.

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Serena was definitely more of a California girl than a New York girl. She had been to New York many times, and like most people in her world, her parents did own a place in New York, but it was nothing compared to what the Rockefeller's had. Her family's was a four bedroom apartment in a very nice building overlooking Washington Square Park. It cost them a few solid millions, but it wasn't the epitome of the most elite of the elite. They had that in California, where their Newport Beach estate spanned a few acres of beachfront territory, and in Italy, where their home was one of the largest and nicest in the country. Linking in with her just not being used to living in New York for more than a week at a time, Serena just preferred the more relaxed lifestyle she was able to live in California, over the fast paced one of New York. On one hand, it was a lot easier to blend in with normal people in New York. She was frequently bothered by paparazzi in both cities, but she could also get away with going a couple of days in New York without her photo being snapped if she really tried to stay off of the radar. All of the places she spent time in California, from restaurants to boutiques, were accounted for by the photographers, so it was hard to go out without being followed. This summer, she wouldn't even be graced with the anonymity that New York sometimes offered her, because she had signed onto a contract agreeing to allow cameras to follow her. And with those cameras, and the frenzy that their E! logo would bring, would lead to the real paparazzi haunting her too.

To: Liv, Jack
lucy and i are on our way!! mike is on his way too, but he's coming straight from lga

Serena and Luciana had flown in from California the day before. They spent the day shopping and then saw "The Lion King" on Broadway for what must have been at least the tenth time. It was one of Serena's favorites, and felt new to her every time she saw it. She had such respect for the actors and actresses in the show. It was one thing to do what she did, and act on screen, but to do it live was such a different story. Plus, they could not only act, but sing and dance too, and Serena would readily admit that she wasn't much of a "triple threat".

While Serena was nervous for this new chapter of her life, she didn't resent it as much as the others. She didn't think of herself as the type of person to be drawn to drama, so she wasn't worried about being a part of any televised scandals. Maybe she was thinking too innocently, but she was just excited to be able to spend a summer with her family and best friends. The contracts just ensured that none of them could run away if things started getting bad, and Serena really believed that they would actually force everyone to work out their problems. They would come out of this summer stronger than they went in, she hoped. "You can just let us off on the corner of the next block," Serena said, reaching through the partition of the Escalade to tap the driver on the shoulder. He gave her a disgruntled nod, which had her frowning, but she turned to Luciana mid-thought."Are you excited? I hope things aren't still awkward between Mike and Katy."

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By the time the Kings arrived in front of the entrance of the Rockefeller home, Liv was antsy with a grumbling tummy awaiting food she knew was going to be good and Elliot just wanted to get the day over with. It was difficult for him, at least, having to miss out on some days at work, particularly as it pertained to bands and the like. Elliot was heavily involved in the first works of the artists of his father's Mafioso label; he oversaw albums being dropped, signings, the first few concerts, and a lot of the first few tears artists shed on tours. He was good at making them comfortable, making them ready to do their job, but also take care of the image they originally put out. And sure, Phil could handle the position while he was gone; Elliot was very sure about that. But was he happy about that? Was the guy who was typically in control at all times pleased by leaving everything he was proud of in the hands of some one person who happened to also be qualified for the position Elliot had to work to acquire? Hell no!

To: Rini, Jack Jack
Pulling up now

"Do you think everything will be okay? You know, with Mike and the others?" Liv, once her text to her friends was sent,asked as their Maybach slowed to a stop. Elliot paused in smoothing out his shirt, sighing. Elliot had told Olivia from day one that he didn't trust Mike. Thought he was the slimiest of the group, how he still couldn't possibly believe the guy was even remotely related to Serena and Luciana. Serena could be bad and her with Olivia was just trouble for him and Lucy sometimes. But Mike...Mike was a completely different ball game. Kate wasn't the nicest person in the entire world, but she had never earned what she got from that asshole. Elliot could only imagine how much it truly still pisses Charlie off to have to be in the house with the same guy who broke his sister's heart. Elliot couldn't do it - he probably would have killed Mike the second Liv came home in tears. "Look, he's a douche and like I said before, you need to stay away from him. We all do." Olivia rolled her eyes, running fingers through silver-and-gold streaked hair before forcing on a smile when their driver opened the door for her before letting Elliot out. "I'm...I get it, ok? I'm not saying I...condone what he did...I just..." She just didn't know how much of this was going to affect the way their summer went. The Belluci's and the Rockefellers had been friends for years. A rift between them was something serious. And...despite how much she despised what he did to Kate and how much Liv understood that Mike fucked up, he was still technically one of her friends.

"Awww, don't get all sentimental, Bubbles," Elliot exclaimed with an arm over her shoulder. It was enough to distract Olivia from the cameras flashing. "Remember, you're still allowed to have fun. Just...don't go overboard." Olivia pretended to make a face. "Whaaaat? Meeee? When have I ever...?" She wouldn't have trailed off if she hadn't just so happened to see Mike exiting a car and despite the conversation they were just having, Olivia couldn't fight the smile away. "Is that Mike Belluci over there!? Where's Rina and Luce?" She called and Elliot exhaled, heavily, and pulled out his phone.

To: Charlie, Lucy
We're here

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Character Portrait: Luciana Bellucci Character Portrait: Michael Bellucci Character Portrait: Serena Bellucci Character Portrait: Olivia Ekwensi-King Character Portrait: Elliot King
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Luciana spotted Michael around the same time as Olivia and Elliot got out of their car, and likely saw Michael as well. He had spun around at the sound of his name, and smirked upon seeing who had called it out. It was Olivia, and less importantly, her brother Elliot stood next to her. Michael and Elliot had never had any real altercations. Their personalities just didn't mesh together well, and both knew it, so they never tried to force anything there. Michael was a fun and and energetic guy, and Elliot was a boring stick in the mud. There wasn't much that could be helped there, and Mike had given up caring about King years ago. "Liv! Don't you look... like you're ready for some fun," he smirked, vocalizing the borderline provocative comment after a hug, as he took a step back to look her up and down. He looked towards Elliot and gave him a nod. It wasn't like he wasn't going to be civil towards Elliot, because compared to the other guys in the house, his beef with Elliot was really non-existent. Even just thinking about that had knots forming in his stomach, but he tried to push the thought away. "The girls are right over there," he added, remembering his sisters and glancing towards the pair that were standing in the doorway of the building.

Lucy waited for the group of three to get closer to her and Serena to wave them over. "Hi guys!" she squealed when they did reach them. She first directed her attention towards the Kings, both of which, she pulled in for a tight squeeze. Her face lit up as she stepped back to take the brother-sister pair in. Although she and Elliot were closer in age and probably hung out more, she wouldn't say that she was closer with one King over the other. Luciana tended to be sentimental with all of her relationships, and was the type of person who couldn't rank one over another. The relationship that she had with the two of them were just different, that was all. With Elliot, he was like a best friend to her. They could really just hang out and have fun. While they both could handle the party scene when necessary, the two also seemed very comfortable just doing things on the down low, where there weren't a million and one cameras there to track what they were doing. He seemed to understand that older sibling complex that she had, too. Olivia was similar to Serena, so in a way, Luciana felt like an older to sister to her as well. She and Serena were best friends, so it wasn't uncommon for them to be wrapped up in the same problems or reeling over the same drama, and Luciana liked to be there for both of them. She sometimes worried for both girls, but she knew that the two of them had good heads on their shoulders. Her worrying was like that of a mother, and she knew that even if both girls were wrapped in bubble wrap, in some town in the middle of no where with nothing to get them into trouble, she would still worry about what they were doing. "You both look amazing," she grinned, taking in Elliot's always-stylish image, and Olivia's effortlessly cool look. "But let's head in. We all know not to keep the Rockefellers waiting by this point," she added with a playful smile. She considered that it was just herself being too paranoid, but she felt like the tension Mike brought over with him was suffocating. It likely did have something to do with herself, and how she would worry about her brother's problems just as much as he, but still. This couldn't be good.