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Lennox Atwood

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a character in “Brentwood School”, as played by Chandz

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“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.”
― Arnold H. Glasow


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F U L LXN A M E

      Lennox Jude Atwood

N I C KXN A M E S

      (K)nox | Preferred
      Len or Lenny | Not common but not minded much
      Woody | Used occasionally by friends
      Jude | Disliked

Z O D I A CXS I G N

      Sagittarius

A G E

      Seventeen | 17
B I R T H D A Y

      December 12th, 1998
N A T I O N A L I T Y

      Born in Beverly Hills, California

E T H N I C I T Y

      80% German | 20% Italian

S E X U A L I T Y

      Heterosexual

R E L A T I O N S H I PXS T A T U S

      Single

O C C U P A T I O N

      Unemployed


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”Action is the foundational key to all success.”
― Pablo Picasso


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H E I G H T

      5’10”

W E I G H T

      152lbs

H A I RXC O L O R

      Dark Brown

E Y EXC O L O R

      Dark Brown

S K I NXC O L O R

      Light tan

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

      Lennox may not be very tall but his mesomorph, inverted triangle body type has been built with a strong set of muscles to compensate for his height. He doesn’t like looking weak or lanky so he hits the gym every day. He stands only at 5 foot 9 but has enough muscle for anyone who looks at him to bypass that completely. His dark brown eyes and his dark brown hair accentuate his facial features and though he likes to grow his facial hair out, he typically keeps it at a clean shave or short stubble. Lennox believes highly that cleanliness is next to godliness and in order to be godly, you have to look godly. His hair isn’t kept very long because his hair consists mostly of thick curls, so he keeps the sides shaved with the top a little longer so he shaves it all down to a close buzz cut.

      Lennox has moles scattered across his body, that he doesn’t pay much attention to but he also has a few tattoos: Mercy on the outside of his right forearm and “God is greater than he highs and lows” on the inside of his left forearm. He wants to get a few more but hasn’t decided on what yet. Lennox allows his tattoos to accentuate his style. He prefers dressing casually, usually wearing a simple button up with jeans, like such. However, Lennox also has two other sides to him. He has his dressed up side and his dressed down side. Truth is, you’ll rarely see Lennox in sweatpants. He believes in appearances making a person. His style, his looks, his body all sum Lennox up to a 30 on his scale of 10 but if any other were to give him a number, they’d probably rate him just as high. 9/10.


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“Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”
― Vince Lombardi


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P E R S O N A L I T YXT R A I T S
      ✦ Sociable ✧ Intelligent ✦ Charming ✧ Athletic ✦
      ✦ Independent ✧ Confident ✦ Creative ✧ Virtuoso ✦
      ✦ Open ✧ Humorous ✦ Talented ✧ Neat ✦
      ✦ Aggressive ✧ Abrasive ✦ Destructive ✧ Impulsive ✦
      ✦ Lustful ✧ Misguided ✦ Resentful ✧ Indecisive ✦
      ✦ Opinionated ✧ Argumentative ✦ Unpredictable ✧ Blunt ✦

      Lennox is special in his own way. To put it nicely, Lennox is kind of an asshole. He doesn’t know when to quit, and most of the time even if he did know when he wouldn’t. Lennox is a bully. He pushes people past their comfort levels, he pushes them to their boiling point and he honestly gets a rise out of his. Which is interesting for him of all people, because he has Mercy tattooed on his forearm. He believes in God, and he makes it a point to go to church every week but that tattoo isn’t going to save a guy like him. Lennox is a very misguided person. He’s stuck in a world of trying to be his own person while trying to get everyone else to like him. Being part of the Royals earns him a spot on the totem pole but that doesn’t mean he is absolutely loved. Lennox is a bully and enjoys getting on people’s nerves. He can be abrasive and aggressive towards the students lower on the totem pole. He sees himself as in A-lister not only in school but in life. He honestly sees himself as better than most people, which makes him an enormous dick, but somehow, for some reason Lennox doesn’t mind it.

      Lennox is a tad prideful. He’s had a relationship with fame so he’s stood himself up on a very tall pedestal and because of it he has kind of lost sight at the fact that he’s a regular student just like everyone else. Beverly Hills will do that to a person though. Knox is kind of the furthest thing from humble there is because he refuses to believe that he wasn’t meant to be living this life of the rich and famous. He doesn’t seem to truly understand the in’s and out’s of the world. He’s caught up living in a shadow and he doesn’t even realize that most of the time he sticks himself there. He thinks that just because he has all this talent, he has a first class ticket to be the world’s biggest douchebag. So far he’s succeeding but that’s not the point. He doesn’t understand that there are parts of him that are better than that. There are parts of him that simply looking to fit in, to be accepted, to be liked, to be paid attention to. He’s so caught up in his narcissistic ways that he forgets about all the sensitive parts of him that no one really notices, including himself.

      Underneath the surface, Lennox isn’t so bad. But that’s deep, very deep, very very far down somewhere deep in the black pit some may normally refer to as a heart, Lennox is a decent guy. He’s not a great guy and that’s a fact, but there is an alternate universe somewhere where Lennox is fairly decent. His smile is warming and he has an easy time making friends because right off the bat, Lennox is quite charming. But some run in the opposite direction when they get to know him because he can be very manipulating, mean, and aggressive. He never gets physical with people – unless he has to – but at times, the things Lennox can say about people can send them off the deep end.

      However, there is a small sliver in Lennox that creates a sweet side of him. When he truly, deeply cares about someone, this side of him appears. It’s almost an entirely different person when it appears. Lennox is naturally flirtatious and has trouble committing to things but love is a thing he hasn’t necessarily seen before so when he sees it, it is quite possibly that it changes him entirely. He has a warm and inviting side to him, it’s just not a side anyone knows very well. Knox is a bully, but every bully has a soft spot.


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“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
― Vince Lombardi


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L I K E S

      ✦ Lacrosse ✧ Soccer ✦ Running ✧ Playing the guitar ✦ Snowboarding ✦ Swimming ✧ Writing music ✦ Singing ✦ Working out ✧ Watching reality tv ✦ Longboarding ✦ Listening to his music ✧ Listening to the radio music ✦ Shopping ✧ Stormy Weather ✦ Sweaters ✦ Dressing nicely ✧ Going for long drives ✦ Throwing Parties ✦ Dogs ✧ Alcohol ✦ The color black ✧ Chinese food


D I S L I K E S

      ✦ Homeless people ✧ The weird kids at school ✦ Tea ✦ His father ✧ Traffic ✦ Spicy anything ✦ Loud chewers ✧ Being told to calm down ✦ Being late ✦ Milk ✧ Sushi ✦ Alarm clocks ✦ Bad drivers ✧ Bad hair days ✦ Burnt food ✦ Smell of burning whatever ✧ Smell of gasoline ✦ Loud talkers ✧ Morning breath ✦ Dirty/messy people ✦ People who constantly seek attention and pity ✧ Liars ✦ Seeming vulnerable ✧ Needy people


H O B B I E S

      ✦ Playing sports
      ✧ Writing music
      ✦ Playing his instruments
      ✧ Singing
      ✦ Working out
      ✦ Shopping
      ✧ Taking road trips
      ✦ throwing parties


H A B I T S

      Spending habits Lennox has an excessive spending habit. All his money comes from his parents and he doesn’t really have a limit. Even if he did, he probably wouldn’t stick to it. He buys whatever he wants with no concept of overspending. He believes his wallet is a bottomless pit of cash
      Drugs/Alcohol Lennox has kind of an issue when it comes to his drug intake. He doesn’t smoke but he doesn’t see a problem with drinking himself into an oblivion. He is constantly throwing parties at his estate since his parents are never home and now that he’s old enough to not need a babysitter, it’s pretty much just him and his younger brother.

W E A K N E S S E S

      Alcohol Lennox abuses it and it’s slowly causing his to throw his life away.
      His Family It’s barely existent. Lennox doesn’t know if it’s worse to not have a family or to have a broken one.

S T R E N G T H S

      Music Lennox’s music is perhaps one of the biggest parts of his life. It’s taken place as one of the most important parts.
      His ‘Fame’ Keeping Lennox in the spotlight keeps him slightly in check. He tries hard to impress the pappo and the cameras so he is always on his best behavior when the media is watching.

G O A L S

      ✦ Moving out of his parents house
      ✧ Receiving his trust fund
      ✦ Getting back into the music world

A S P I R A T I O N S

      ✦ To produce more music and bigger fame for himself
      ✧ Going on tour

P H I L O S O P H Y

      Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
      ― Abraham Lincoln


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“ If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.”
― Malcolm X


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F A M I L YX&XS I G N I F I C A N TXF I G U R E S

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      Jude Atwood | 52 | Father | ArchTech Co. Founder | Living

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      Talia Atwood | 48 | Mother | Film Producer | Living

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      Quinn Atwood | 15 | Brother | Living
H I S T O R Y
      Lennox grew up in a very loving home – the only problem was that his parents weren’t the type to be around a lot. Lennox and his brother Quinn were pretty much raised by nannies, Au Pairs, and the house help. His father and mother were very busy people – his father was the founder of – and ran – a large architecture company that provides the city with many new buildings and apartments, creating an ever growing city while his mother was an A-List celebrity for her short stint in film making but now she is a very well-known and well paid film producer instead. Needless to say, the Atwood family is a very wealthy one. They are well known around the area and are very high on the wage totem pole, easily sleeping by as an Upper Class family.

      Their childhood was filled with everything they ever wanted as the two boys were practically born with silver spoons in their mouths. Their home could easily be considered a mansion, always giving the boys a false sense of happiness and security. They grew up thinking the world was always going to give them what they wanted. Lennox’s childhood hero was always Tony Stark, or Ironman. He believed he’d grow up to be just like him one day – rich, attractive, and famous. Now at the age of 17, and he’s well on his way. When he and his brother were younger, his parents always needed a place to put them in between the nannies so they stuck their kids in lesson after lesson after lesson. It started with sports, then art, voice, then instrument, and before they knew it the boys had taken lessons in nearly everything. The boys ran with their newfound skills and Lennox eventually used his own talents to give himself a name rather than taking his parents fame for his own.

      Fame wasn’t an easy shadow to grow up into. His mother and father always had something going on and Lennox was always caught up in the background of it all. He knew more than anyone how much it sucked to be a kid with famous parents. He was proud of his parents though. He knew that their upbringings weren’t the best and they were able to pull themselves out of the dark hole they called their childhoods and they created lives for themselves away from the ones that they so dreaded. However, Lennox was quickly learning what it meant to dread a childhood. He rarely ever saw his parents, he had more nannies than he had friends, he sparingly went to school events with his small group of friends because he always needed a parent’s permission but never had a parent around. Knox hated being stuck in the spotlight’s shadow. So when he turned 14, he decided he was going to change his fate and give himself a spotlight. He created a YouTube account and started posting videos of him singing covers of songs, then he started singing originals, and before he knew it he had a big enough fan base to post whatever he wanted. He was someone – in his eyes. His parents never really understood what he was up to until he started getting calls at home from producers wanting to sign their son. He got signed by a producer a few years later and then his fame became known around the LA area. He’s got local fame that doesn’t span very far worldwide but within the nation he’s a YouTube sensation. Lennox has only a few solos publicly circulating. However, his parents insisted the boy lived a normal life as they did. So they removed Lennox from his record label and stuck him back in public school.

      Knox lives with his mother, his father, his younger brother and the house help who live on the property. He’s lived his entire life in his LA home but he hopes to change that soon when he turns 18. Knox grew up in public school until his 15 minutes of fame where he was homeschooled for a short second but that changed just as quickly as his burst of fame. He was quickly put back into public school, now it is his junior year at The Buckley School and only his second year there. He has a driver but prefers to drive himself everywhere. He used his father’s money to buy himself a car.


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What’s your life here at The Brentwood School?
“Mediocre. I still don’t understand why my parents would pay to put me in this shit if I can make it big just fine without it. It’s my second year here but I can’t wait to be done.”
What are you most looking forward to this year?
“The parties. The parties are what I look forward to every year.”
What group or clique are you part of and how do you feel about them?
“Royals. Do you honestly think I’d be in any other group? What do I look like to you? Peasant.”
Are you happy with your place on the social ladder? Or would you like to be a part of any other clique, if so, which and why?
“Obviously. This is where I belong. I’m not going anywhere else.”
Are you apart of any teams or clubs?
“My parents are trying to force me into that shit. But I’d rather not.”



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So begins...

Lennox Atwood's Story

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Kayleen Cargill Character Portrait: Sebastian Cole Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Zara Sai Character Portrait: Tristan-Castiel Castellan Character Portrait: Giovanni De Luca Character Portrait: Samuel Youngblood Character Portrait: Laylah Gibson Character Portrait: Gabrielle Lawrence Character Portrait: Rhapsody I. Vincent Character Portrait: Oleander Q. Fari Character Portrait: Kya Gonzalez Character Portrait: Alessia Lawless Character Portrait: Rhys Griffith Character Portrait: Ripley McClain Character Portrait: Paek Jae-Hwa

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Although school had officially begun two days before, on Wednesday, September 7th, even today on Friday, the 9th, things still felt new. Students were only just beginning to pick up their new routines for the year, and adjust to having to wake up early every morning, rather than being permitted to sleep until noon like they could do on those summer days that they would reminisce about for the next eight or nine months. Although Elijah had been through this ritual for many years now, given that he had gone to Brentwood since kindergarten, and had started a new year on this specific Brentwood campus since sixth grade, he was no different from the majority students regarding that. It still felt wrong for him to be waking up at seven in the morning, rather than one in the afternoon, and to be pulling into the school's student parking lot, rather than the parking lot for the beach. For many obvious reasons, starting school again sucked, but it wasn't all bad in Eli's eyes. He had a lot of friends, and socializing was always an enjoyable thing for him. Plus, he was one of those students who never struggled in school, so he wasn't all that worried about the advanced courses he was taking this semester. He was only just beginning his third day of senior year, and he was already convinced that it was going to be a year that he could just cruise through, like he had done for the past three years of high school.

With Alessia in the passenger seat, Eli pulled into the student parking lot around 8:15 and hopped out of his BMW X5 M. "Listen, Ali. You heard Mom. Don't be getting your ass into any trouble today, all right? It's Friday and I know you and your little sophomore friends think you're gonna be able to party and shit this year, but that's not how it works. Only one of us can get away with that, and we both know that person is going to be me." He was half kidding, and purposely being obnoxious to get under her skin, really, though. Being obnoxious was one of Elijah's most well known talents, and if anyone had been subjected to it to know it proficiently, it was the girl who had lived in the same house as him for her entire life. As they approached the school's quad, that was already highly populated with students, Eli continued. "And you know what, if you keep yourself out of trouble, maybe, just maybe, I'll snag an invite for you and your weird little friends for Tim's party tomorrow," he offered, still purposely being annoying, as if he was doing her a huge favor. Though he knew that Alessia could just show up and get in, if she really wanted to, given that Timothy would never be an ass and reject her, he was sure that Ali was wanting, if not planning, on going. Timothy had a history of using his house as the unofficial "first party of the year" site, and this year, he was planning a "stoplight party". It was a party that was meant to physically demonstrate your relationship status, hence "breaking the ice" without actually having to do anything. If you wore green, it meant that you were available. Yellow symbolized something in between taken and available, as if it were a label for "it's complicated" (though Eli always took yellow as being equivalent to green), and red meant that you were unavailable. Although he knew that no matter what the theme was, things were always fun when Timothy was hosting, he was especially excited for this year's party, and as he and his sister entered the quad, he texted his fellow blonde friend saying, "On campus yet? Everything set for tm?"

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Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Sebastian Cole Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Rhys Griffith

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To: Noxxy
Come on princess, I don’t have all day


Rhys might as well have been leaning on the horn of her car for how long it went off. She had been waiting outside of the Atwood’s residence for almost 20 minutes now and her patience was starting to wear thin. Normally, it wouldn’t bother her that Lennox was taking his sweet ass time, but she wanted to get to campus fast to see all the fresh meat arriving. She loved gathering pictures of the kids on campus in their natural state of confusion and exhausting that she’d later use in the yearbook or for other school events. She simply loved catching people off guard in her photography. She darted her attention between her phone, Lennox’s front door, and the neighborhood to see which one would respond first. Would it be a text from her ill-communicated best friend, Lennox entirely ignoring his phone and simply walking out the front door, or one of Knox’s neighbor’s ready to complain about a car horn going off at 7 in the morning when they otherwise would’ve been sleeping until 9 because what do middle aged house wives have to do up so early anyway? Rhys held onto her horn again, this time she followed through with rhythmic beeps. It wasn’t until Lennox was opening up the passenger side door and sliding his way into the seat that she stopped. “Alright, alright already. I’m here. Cut it out before you wake up Mrs. Humburd. That lady is a pain in my ass.” Rhys smiled softly as she moved her car from park to reverse and left Lennox’s driveway. “Well, well. It’s nice of you to show up Mr. Atwood. I thought we’d be doing this without you today.” “We? What? Are you off your meds again?” Lennox slyly responded with a grin on his face but his eyes glued to the Instagram page on his phone. It only took a quick glare from Rhys for Lennox to actually doubt whether or not there was someone else in the car and forced him to peer over his shoulder to look at the back seat. Rhys smirked and drove off towards the school.

Pulling her car into the parking spot right next to Sebastian’s jeep, Lennox scoffed as he stepped out of the car. “Careful there Rhy, don’t want that peasant knocking a ding into the side of your car.” Lennox sounded annoyed and the boy wasn’t even around. Rhys tossed her backpack over her shoulder and slid the band making it tighter on her shoulder. “Why do you even hate him Lennox? What the hell did Sebastian ever do to you? He actually seems like a pretty cool guy.” Lennox rolled his eyes and didn’t bother to dignify her question with a response. Instead, Rhys locked arms with him as he shoved his hands deep into his pockets. From his walk towards the school, Lennox caught sight of Tim and Kat walking together. He dragged Rhys along as he slid in between the two, tossing his arms around the two and forcing Rhys to stand on the outskirts of the trio. “You beautiful people you, are we discussing pre-party plans for tomorrow? Because papa Atwood just updated the bar downstairs and I am ready to fuck shit up. Oh, and you guys know Rhys right?” Before any of the three could respond, Lennox was continuing, “Do we know anyone who will be in green that I could… move into yellow with? If you know what I mean?” He smirked, pleased with himself, even though the other three were more than probably grossed out by him. Rhys rolled her eyes and jokingly gagged, “And on that note, I will be going. It was nice seeing you guys.” Rhys kindly parted ways and walked to class. Meanwhile, Sebastian sat in class, responding to a text from Tim. Sebastian hadn’t wanted to think about it but he’d have to wear green. Green! All so no one would expect anything going on between him and Nat. He texted back that he had to go shopping for green because he didn’t know whether or not he owned any.

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Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Rhys Griffith

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Natalia didn't let up on her stare in Katherine's direction until the latter pressed herself further into her boyfriend's side, clasping his hand gently. The move, though Nat was far from naive enough to believe that Katherine would fully drop the subject, was enough to allow Nat to avert her gaze for just a moment to take in the students filing on to campus. While unfounded, Kat's complaints against Sebastian weren't enough to have Nat ready to throttle the girl as she had them frequently enough for Nat to just grow used to drowning out the other girl's words out of disinterest. However, the school year had just started, Nat hadn't even really ever actually discussed her anything with Bas, and more importantly, Katherine was the one who spoke enough about any and everything for the both of them. Nat didn't even need to bring up Bas before the other girl decided to and while she did wind up smirking at Timothy's playful accusation that Kat might have had a thing for Bas (and no, that did not flare up any random bursts of possessiveness, nope not at all), Nat wore a patented unimpressed stare even when Kat decided to heed her earlier warning at being referred to in Russian in favor of changing the topic.

"Ummm, let's not forget that you asked me to come shopping with you, meaning you need something to wear," Nat replied. "I already have my bikini planned out." It hadn't taken her that long to figure it out either. The one thing Nat had accepted was that everyone was going to have something to say no matter what color she wore. Even if she decided to show up at the party with a color that didn't fit the theme, and she had been tempted to do so just to hear Eli's whining, it wouldn't matter because even that would be taken as a sign of something ridiculous such as her probably not choosing a color because she's purposefully trying to remain obtuse. It didn't matter what she wore, so when she found a pretty decent yellow number that looked exceptional against her skin, she had gone for it. Besides, the majority of the times that they went shopping, she was helping Kat or Gabby pick something out, and that was always more fun. She turned to Kat a slow, almost predatory grin at the thought while saying, "Besides, we've gotta find you a sexy red bikini to turn Tim's head. Maybe you'll be able to put on a little strip tease, kotenok." Except the kotenok was spoken on a purr that promised just a touch of retribution for Kat's little miniature rant and Natalia's smirk grew just to further the belief for the other girl.

By the time Lennox and his friend, Rhys, (it was more Lennox, than Rhys, but you attract those who are similar to you to some capacity, so Nat would leave it at that) caught up with them, the trio were much closer to the main school building and Nat was only slightly curious about Giovanni not having texted her yet or even run up on her before she entered the main entrance. He usually came to her first thing before classes, still slightly hungover and in need of whatever snacks Nat had packed away in her backpack for the day. Then again, he had sounded completely wasted when he had called her upon returning home (and yes, Gio actually did follow instructions when given by someone who had no problem with causing him pain). So, she wouldn't necessarily be surprised if he decided to simply stay home and sleep off whatever it was that was in his system. But she would have rather had him bug her than Lennox because between the two of them, she liked one and Lennox wasn't the one she liked. And if he couldn't tell from all the interactions they'd had before, she made sure he knew it in the blank yet somehow still unimpressed stare she gave the second he began talking. "Funny that you should mention discussions considering that this one was a three-way and didn't include you," she deadpanned, staring straight ahead as the words fell from her lips. Nat didn't care to pretend to like him as others who fed Lennox's ego did. She didn't acknowledge him as a real Royal as he obstinately failed to possess any of their tact and considering the fact that she barely acknowledged him as a fellow classmate considering how spectacularly crass and unattractive his personality truly was, she didn't feel the need to make him feel welcomed. She wasn't bitchy by nature, that much was certain, but Nat did cold and dismissive well. She just wished he'd take the hint already.

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos

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If nothing else, Elijah wanted it to be known that had he not been such a quick-witted kid, he never would have taught his sister to be, either. That was what he told himself, to satisfy the unfulfilled need to get the last word in their conversation before she scurried off, at least. That thought process was enough for him to convince himself that he had won their little bickering session, since he felt like he had taught her how to bicker in the first place. Call it petty, and that was what it was, but Elijah was petty and competitive, and it showed. He read Timothy's text message, and began to type back, before becoming sidetracked by a group of junior preps who started talking to him. By the time the conversation ended, he saw Timothy and some other friends already heading towards the school building, and he turned away to catch up with them.

"Did I just hear that you're down for a three-way, Nat? Count me in. The only question is, who's going to be our number three, now that you're telling Lennox he's not included?" Elijah said, making his entrance in a way that was oh so typical of him. He sported a smirk, his eyes glistening with interest, as he caught up with them. Had Timothy not been standing right there, he may have been bold enough to assume, aloud, that Katherine was going to be the perfect third member of their little under-the-covers trio, but he had enough respect to leave that fantasy in his mind. Katherine was definitely on his radar, but he was pushing her to the back of his mind for now, given that she was taken,and only because she was taken by his best friend. It it was any other guy, he still would have been all over her. "You know, making a claim like that may just have me ready to trade in my green for yellow tomorrow night, Nat. You need to realize the power of your words before you go making statements like that." Rhys had walked off right before Elijah had made his way over to the small group of friends that were slowly making their way towards the school building, so now, Elijah was left only with Natalia, Lennox, Katherine and Timothy. Though it was very clear that they didn't all get along, Elijah happened to get along with all of them, and he would gloat at that, and remind anyone who wanted to know, that he was very charming and likable, thank you very much. Anyone who thought otherwise, was definitely someone who had tried to hop on his dick but hadn't met his standards. "And if she doesn't want you in hers, I'm sure you and Tim are always down fora good old ménage à trois, right, Kat? Got any room for Lennox in that bed of yours?"

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Their quad had turned into a trip when Kayleen left, but had gained two new members when Lennox and Rhys approached. Rhys' departure was followed by Elijah's entrance, and though it certainly wasn't a feeling that was consistent among the new group, Timothy was glad to see his friends. Eli was one of the closest friendships that Timothy had ever maintained for his entire youth, and Knox was someone that he got along with as well. He didn't mind his presence at all, even with his arm slung over his shoulder, but Natalia was quick to express that she didn't want him there. Before he could focus on that though, he decided to address Elijah, whose comments were likely going to affect him more personally. Katherine wasn't someone who looked like she possessed much strength, but Timothy was sure that if she was in the right mood when Elijah poked and prodded like that, that he could end up with a few broken fingers, considering that her hand was still clasping his.

"I think that I can speak for the both of us when I say that Knox isn't really our type," Tim said, a playful smirk on his face, before turning his head to look at Knox, who was still at his side, and flashing him a more apologetic look, though it was still meant light-heartedly. "Sorry, man, but I guess it's obvious that you can count me out for the pre-party. Gotta get my place ready, but I'm sure there will be a lot of green by the time you get there. What about Rhys? Too close to home to ever be green in your eyes?" he inquired, noting that the girl had walked off a minute or so before. Timothy wasn't personally close with Rhys, and really only knew her through association, but he was aware of how frequently Lennox could be seen with the girl. He suspected that they were platonic, and like he said, had some relationship that made a real relationship seem off limits, but it was only now that he was actually asking Lennox about it. While he was curious to some degree, he also felt like turning the conversation to something that would put Lennox in more of the spotlight would be better. Elijah and Lennox both had a personality where they enjoyed being assholes, basically. They liked to be obnoxious and cocky, regardless of how uncomfortable it made anyone else feel, and while Timothy did find it to be amusing, and was actually rarely bothered by it himself, he knew that others weren't always so thick-skinned. Natalia had made it very clear on multiple occasions, and again today, that she wasn't in the mood for Knox, and Timothy doubted that Katherine was appreciating what was coming out of Elijah's mouth either.

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"Hey, Knox," Katherine greeted, only surprised for a second by the sudden physical presence of him at her side. Her voice was much perkier and reflecting of her happiness at seeing him, than Natalia's was. That wasn't something that shocked Katherine, though, as she was well aware of how Natalia wasn't Lennox's biggest fan. Kat understood where Natalia was coming from, to an extent, but she was never as bothered by Lennox's cockier side. In Katherine's opinion, she had seen far worse, but maybe that was also because she had seen his kinder, more down to earth and friendly side, too. He was much easier to like when you knew that he wasn't an ass twenty-four-seven. Elijah was a little less welcomed in her opinion, but she wasn't capable of being outright rude to him, given that they weren't enemies, and Timothy had taken the initiative to respond to Elijah's questions about their sex life, before she had to do so directly. "I don't think I could have a threesome with two guys. Like, I think I would want one of them to be a girl, right?" she said, looking to Nat only, as if another female's opinion would be the only one that really counted, and following Timothy's lead in trying to dispel the tension, because she didn't want Nat to run off. Katherine wasn't an overtly sexual person to begin with, and she definitely wasn't interested in having a threesome to begin with, but the proposal made her ponder the subject more than she had in the past. However, she was aware that she was asking Natalia, someone who was far more comfortable with her own sexuality. "But I don't think I would want my boyfriend touching another girl either, so how is that even supposed to work?" Although she was very tempted, she held her tongue against pointing out that if Nat were to have a threesome with Sebastian, Katherine would bet a million dollars that he would want the third person to be another guy, because he just seemed to swing "that way", as if it would be one more reason for why Natalia shouldn't want anything to do with him. Katherine was ignorant, and that mere thought reflected it, but she wasn't completely idiotic, and knew no that she needed to back off, even just a little, from pressing Natalia on the Sebastian subject for a little while. "And Kayleen's definitely going to be wearing green tomorrow, right, Tim?! Knox, she should totally be on your radar, but not if you're going to be mean to her. She's totally going to be one of my new best friends within the next week, and I will not stand for you breaking her heart!" Katherine exclaimed with a mixture of excitement and dramatics, at the thought of how she was convinced that she could get Kayleen to magically go from seeming indifferent towards her, to loving her in the next few days.

As the boys began to chat, Kat released her grip on Timothy's hand and squirmed out from under the arm that Lennox had over her shoulder, in favor of linking arms with Natalia. Again, it was partly an attempt to make sure that Nat didn't think she could run off before classes started to go catch up with Bas again, but also, partly because she just preferred her friend's presence over being in the middle of guy talk. "And FYI, I plan on getting drunk enough tomorrow that that strip tease might actually be a reality," she said, playfully matter-of-factly, since she knew that Natalia had suggested it as retribution for her pressing the Sebastian topic. As her locker was located near Nat's, Katherine found it appropriate to pull the girl a few paces ahead of the boys, since they would end up going in different directions anyway. "But speaking of pre-parties, what are we doing? You're either coming to Lennox's house, and crashing that, or I'm coming to your house. Girls only, in that scenario," she said, knowing that Natalia would know just who she was purposely excluding, before piping up, "Unless Gabby wants us to come to her house."

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Gabrielle Lawrence

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Thank God it's Friday!"

Location: The Brentwood School
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Mood: Motivated
It was Friday. Finally. That "finally" was thought with less emphasis than it would in two or three weeks from now, given that this was the first Friday of the school year, and the week had only consisted of Wednesday through Friday this week, but still, Gabby was no different than any of her peers in that weekly countdown to the last day of the school week. Her outfit today was casual, but it was Friday after all, and Gabrielle had always treated Friday's as dress-down days. Besides, overall, she didn't treat school as a runway. One would imagine that as the Queen Bee, she would always be trying to one-up people and look like she had just stepped out of a fashion show, but that wasn't what Gabrielle was about. She did like looking nice, and yes, she certainly dressed better than most of her peers, but a lot of her appeal came from being effortless. She didn't like to try hard, because she felt like that in itself was tacky and defeated the purpose of it all. Her focus was on herself. If she thought that she looked good and would be comfortable for the day, than that was her top priority. It helped, though, that she didn't own many clothes that would be seen as raggedy or too casual to begin with, so "dressing down" was all relative to her typical style.

Her morning routine was nothing special, and though her mother and stepfather were both already on their way to work by the time that she finished getting ready, and headed into the kitchen for breakfast, the emptiness of the house didn't feel overwhelmingly unwelcoming. On one hand, Gabrielle was still getting used to the move into this new house, to accommodate her mother's new marriage to Sergey, but at the same time, she couldn't be so dramatic as to paint the scene as her being some emotionally neglected girl, forced to fend for herself. She actually preferred not having to socialize with either of them in the morning, mostly because even though she had already been awake for an hour or so, she was still pretty irritable after being forced out of sleep by her alarm. Her mother had left her a fruit smoothie in the fridge, and along with a granola bar that sat on a note reading, "Happy Friday! Have a good day ! ♡ Mom", she was set for breakfast. It took her only a few minutes to finish eating and head out to school, and luckily, living only four miles away meant that even with morning traffic, it only took her around fifteen minutes before her Range Rover was parked in the student lot.

She had a good amount of text messages waiting for her by the time she was out of her car, but she didn't have time to even open them, before a familiar BMW pulled up beside her, and out stepped fellow senior Royal, Yvette. "Hey babe!" the brunette greeted her with, a bright smile on her face as the two began to walk towards school. "Perfect timing, huh? If I wasn't all the way in Thousand Oaks, I would say we should totally carpool." Gabby shook her head, smiling still, though, only to signal that it was no big deal. "It's no biggie. You know I like having my car on campus anyway. It makes it easier to get out of here once the day's over, which, I'll admit, I'm already counting down the minutes for." Normally, Gabby didn't mind school, but today, she was feeling more antsy for the weekend to come. She didn't even have any spectacular plans, other than Timothy's party tomorrow night, but she was simply still functioning in summer-mode, and it was proving to be a struggle for her to switch back into her school mentality this week. "Hey, I'm right there with ya, sister!" Yvette exclaimed, an exasperated sigh following it. "I cannot believe that we already have an English paper due on Wednesday. Like, can they not give us one weekend off before sending us into the fiery pits of stress-hell?" Gabrielle laughed at the girl's dramatic antics, especially when her gaze shifted from her phone, once she finished reading her text messages, and looked to Yvette to find that she too had been distracted, but not by her phone. The makeup guru was busy herself, applying more lip gloss and checking herself out in her compact mirror, a move that seemed to be Yvette's signature thing. She didn't miss this - the socializing and friends - part about school, that was something she could say, at least. "Ooooh, there's John!" The girl nearly squealed when she finally put her makeup back into her purse. "Okay, okay, how do I look? I told you about how he's been hitting me up nonstop all week, right? I've got that boy right where I want him, Gabs. Let me go work my magic and you can bet that by the time I'm done, this boy's going to be showing up to Cargill's party wearing firetruck red!" Gabby could only shake her head and stifle the laughter that always seemed to come when she was talking to the always-animated Yvette, before the girl hurried off in the boy's direction.

Gabby was left alone, but only for a minute, for as she continued walking up towards the school building, she came across more of the A-listers that she frequently associated with. Though they were somewhat separated into two groups by the time that she caught up to them, the group had at least originally seemed to consist of Elijah, Timothy, Lennox, Natalia, and Katherine. "Good morning, boys," she said, only in passing, though she allowed herself enough time beside them to give Timothy a gentle squeeze to his shoulder, as an additional greeting for him. The way that it could have been even categorized as a caressing motion definitely meant that it was unnecessary, especially when considering that Katherine was only a few feet away, and was her friend, but Gabrielle wasn't necessarily trying to be flirtatious. If anything, it came from a subconscious level of territorial-ness that she felt around people. Now that she was freshly single, it certainly did irk her, even just a little bit, that the boy that everyone constantly thought she was dating, was now officially dating someone else. It was that FOMO in her head, telling her that Katherine had "stolen" Tim from her, despite Gabby knowing very well that she never did, and to this day, still did not, have any romantic feelings for him. She didn't allow her hand to linger for more than a second or two, though, before moving past the boys and catching up with the two junior girls. "My babies!" she exclaimed, somewhat teasingly, as she walked with them. "I just got your text, Kitty, but I think that I can fit some shopping in tonight. Are you coming, Nat, or is cheerleading already taking over your life again?"

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"Awwww, babe, I do know the power of my own words," Nat said after smirking, turning just slightly to full on stare at Eli teasingly. "You're already here and willing, from what I can see." Elijah came as a welcome distraction. While it was easy for Nat to ignore anyone and even pretend as if they didn't exist, on a surface level, a physical distraction actually helped better. She didn't care that the others got along with him in their own little ways. At the end of the day, she didn't and while she didn't expect for anyone to cater to her, she also didn't have time to pretend just because everyone else was all kumbaya and whatnot. Besides, Nat could genuinely say that she liked Elijah. While she wasn't fooled into thinking he was the greatest thing since ice cream, he had...just a touch of grace left in him, though she'd never tell him that to his face considering how much his ego was already the size of the globe. She wasn't adding to that mass any time soon. She didn't, however, hesitate in letting Katherine pull her just shy from being too close to the boys so that they could be ahead as the group began to migrate towards the school building.

"Really, Kat, ultimatums?" Natalia had to inquire, not particularly in disbelief as it would be something that Kat did when she felt like Nat was willing to abandon her. Which she wasn't. She had - kinda - already agreed to going shopping; somebody had to make sure Kat didn't have a fit in the middle of the mall because she wasn't liking the way some of the bikinis fit her. Nat snorted at the thought, though she wouldn't be surprised if Kat took it as a negative towards the idea of going to Knox's place. Which wasn't happening. Natalia would flat-out abandon her friend, invite Rhapsody and Anastasia to her place only, and have a girls' pre-party spectacular just to have something to taunt Katherine with via social media. And everyone knew that between the two of them, Nat wasn't even the most active on any of her social media accounts. "My alcohol is better," she said decidedly, only slightly petulantly. It helped that she didn't like everyone's typical vodka brands considering they were weak and that she could make the sweet drinks Kat liked, and even that Tatiana would be going out to Russia for the weekend for some dinner tomorrow.

What probably shouldn't have happened was Nat glancing backwards for a moment, not because she was trying to spy on the boys behind them, but because she was genuinely curious if Gio was going to make it to school. While she had already questioned the state of both his sobriety and inebriation, he was an asshole. He could surprise her and his teachers by obstinately refusing not to skip, show up in shades to hide how red his eyes may or may not be, and just be crass and even more intolerable than he typically is. Just as she decided that she was going to text him the second she got to class, Gabrielle had caught her gaze's focus and while Nat did nothing more than turn around when she noticed the girl interact with the boys, a slight nod was the only indication she gave to having seen anything...out of sorts with her particular brand of greeting. A greeting she was pretty sure Kat hadn't even taken notice of by the time the blonde caught up to them.

"Yeah, I'll come. Somebody's gotta make sure kotenok here doesn't max out her card over bikinis," she joked easily at Gabby's question. "I'll make pre-game drinks and snacks at my place for us. Make it a girl's thing. I'll invite Ari before the day is out to see if she wants to come. We can all get ready there and take my Panamera."

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Kayleen Cargill Character Portrait: Sebastian Cole Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Laylah Gibson Character Portrait: Rhys Griffith Character Portrait: Ari Rollings

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There was nothing that annoyed Lennox more than Natalia. Of course, this probably wasn’t true and he could probably create a list of things that annoyed him more than her, but she certainly took top 5, at the very least. Natalia’s blatant disregard for Lennox only pushed him to push her more. He enjoyed pushing her buttons and setting her off because other than that, there’s not much Lennox can do to piss her off since she really could not care less about the boy. “Listen, even if there was a ménage à trois going on here, figuratively or literally, the last thing I’d want is to be part of it,” Lennox said pushing off of Elijah’s comment about a threesome. Elijah also liked pushing Natalia’s buttons, only difference was she liked Elijah and not Lennox so between them, it was friendly banter. Between Lennox and Natalia, it was a fire-fueled rage. Lennox continued to push off of Elijah’s commentary, “Kat will always have room for me in her bed, the problem is Timmy over here takes it all up.” Tim and Lennox were friends, Lennox and Kat were best friends. She saw things in him that most others didn’t, so the jokes he made were all in good fun and were not be taken seriously. With Tim’s decline of the pre-party invite from Tim, he frowned slightly. He wanted to figure out plans but didn’t want to do anything alone. Lennox hated being alone, which was probably where his need to be constantly annoying someone was rooted. When mention of Kayleen fell upon Knox’s ears, he tensed. His hands withdrew into his pockets and he could feel his cheeks warming up. “Oh right, Kayleen will be there.” Knox fought to hold his lips from forming a silly smile but he almost couldn’t help himself. He smirked slightly and tried to play off his crush on the girl. “I guess I could give her the time of day. And I wouldn’t break her heart, I’m a sweetheart, Kat.” Sarcasm was Lennox’s second language, it came to him naturally and as much of a dick as he seemed, Kayleen was different to Lennox. He actually had feelings for her which was weird for him, which is why he felt embarrassed by the mention of the girl. Nat and Kat walked ahead the boys a few steps and Lennox knew this would be the best opportunity for him to discuss women. “She’s your sister, Tim,” Lennox said, in regards to Kayleen. “I know you guys have a weird hate thing going on, but if she’s off limits, let me know and I’ll steer clear, but she is cute and I’d like to talk her up, yanno?”

While Lennox stuck around teasing his friends and being teased by not his friends, Rhys was making her way through the halls of Brentwood. She knew the bell would ring soon and as much as she wanted to stick around and talk to people, she had a thing about being late. She hated not being punctual and was the type of person to be early to being early. Around Rhys’ neck was a Canon EOS 5Ds that she had gotten as a gift from her father earlier this year; a gift he bought her because he felt guilty for not being around often. Rhys understood he was a military man and therefore, wouldn’t be around often and she never did anything to guilt him into gifting her, but he did anyway – and Rhys wasn’t going to deny the upgrade from an old Nikon she had. She looked through the camera roll, through the pictures she had taken throughout the week. Pictures of students doing work in the library, sitting in the courtyard at lunch, students laughing with each other, falling in love with each other, meeting each other for the first time; pictures that told stories and pictures that had no meaning. They made her smile, even though there was little to be told from them and it was up to her to create a story, they made her happy still. Rhys walked through the halls, smiling down at her camera. “You know, usually when you smile at a camera, you’re supposed to be on the other side of it.” Rhys looked up to see Sebastian walking alongside her. She smiled and mockingly laughed, “Ha. Ha. Very funny. I’m just looking through the pictures I took,” she said, as though it’d make him understand her happiness. He smiled and nodded. “You going to Eli’s party?” Sebastian and Rhys weren’t too close, but he felt the need to make conversation with someone other than Natalia and the guys. If it weren’t for lacrosse, Natalia, or Laylah, Sebastian didn’t have many friends. He felt it important to make friends outside of that small circle as they all knew each other anyway. He knew Rhys enough to know that she’s accepting of many, and Sebastian thought himself nice enough to be able to befriend people like Rhys. “Yeah…” She paused, unsure still of her plans. “I don’t know yet. I tend to stay away from the A-list crowd... They can be a little… raunchy at times and I don’t always fit in with them.” Sebastian nodded again. He understood exactly what it was like to be a part of a crowd that he didn’t always feel as though he fit into. “Makes sense. Well, if you decide to go, I’ll be there. We can not fit in together. I’ve got to go this way to class, but I’ll see you around.” Sebastian smiled at her, tapped her lightly on the arm and walked off before Rhys could say anything. She wanted to so badly question what he meant by ‘not fit in together,’ all this time, Rhys could’ve sworn Sebastian was happy to be an A-lister and thought he fit in perfectly with the wealthy. It made her curious about him. As she watched him go, she noticed Ari sitting in a room, presumably waiting for class to start but there was no one in there with her. The girl’s heart fluttered slightly; Rhys had a crush on Ari but Rhys wasn’t sure the girl felt the same way. She raised her camera to her eye, closing one and placing the other on the lip of the viewing hole, she zoomed into the girl, who sat smiling at her phone, and snapped the picture. There was a part of her that felt weird for taking the picture, but another part of her created excuses in her head. It’s for the yearbook. It’s a candid, they’re not supposed to know. It’s a natural beauty project. As Rhys battled her inner demons, Sebastian did the same as he walked to his first class. His phone buzzed in his pocket, he pulled it out to see a text from Laylah. He let out a deep breath and rubbed his hand through his hair before sending a text back.


To: Laylah
Same Lay.. I need advice… Meet me before next class by my locker.. I need help. I’ll help you if you help me :)

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Gabrielle Lawrence

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Natalia, Timothy, Katherine and Lennox's responses all had ELijah smirking, but he didn't object to the two girls separating themselves, considering that it gave the boy's a little space to talk about things that the girls who have deemed "disrespectful" or something like that, that would have only made Eli roll his eyes. He waited until after saying hello to Gabby,who passed by them to catch up to the girls after only a second, before addressing what had just come out of Knox's mouth. "Whoa, whoa, whoa," he objected, after Knox spoke, raising his hands as if to say "slow down there". "Hold on, just a minute, Knox. I automatically assumed that we were going with the bro code, that sisters are always off limits, but if Kayleen's fair game for you, then she's gonna be fair game for me too. I mean, if we wanna be technical here, I've known about her the longest, so..." He allowed his sentence to trail off there, though his eyes looked towards Timothy, as if to ask for his agreement on the matter. In reality, Elijah had known of Kayleen's existence for a few years, but it wasn't like he had ever actually known her, to give him some sort of seniority standing to woo her, over Lennox, as if something like that even existed. Besides, considering that there was a part of Elijah that still told him that Katherine, Timothy's girlfriend, was fair game, it wasn't hard to imagine that if Eli was drunk enough, Kayleen would look like she was wearing green to him no matter what she was really wearing, and no matter what Timothy thought of it. He knew it was wrong, and that was why the sober Elijah hadn't considered going for Kayleen until now, when Lennox was the one being direct enough to ask Timothy if he would feel weird about it.

If the answer was that Timothy didn't care, and that Lennox was right that he disliked his half-sister more than he cared about her, than Eli would be adamant in at least challenging Knox to see which of them could talk the blonde's pants off the quickest. If the answer was that Timothy would feel weird, and would prefer that neither of them make an attempt with Kayleen, than Eli could still feel superior in being able to gloat about being the true good friend, given that he could have asked about Kayleen long ago, but knew better. Now that he was really thinking about it, though, he couldn't see why Tim would care. He barely knew Kayleen more than any of them did, so he couldn't imagine Timothy seeing it as being even remotely comparable to them trying to get with Michaela, his "real" sister. She was just a girl who happened to share a father with him, who he had only lived with for two days. Now, convincing him that Tim was bound to say that they could go for her, Eli talked himself up into believing that if anyone should "welcome" her to California, it should get to be him. Most of the time, he was completely content with embracing how much of a player he was, but now that it would work to his benefit in believing otherwise, he decided that out of the two of them, he was the one who was less likely to break Kayleen's heart over Lennox. He wouldn't want to date her, or be anything with her beyond physical, but he was sure that he could find a way to do it in a way that would make him seem like a gentleman, unlike Lennox.

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood

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Make no mistake - Timothy Cargill possessed an ego and some arrogance, much like Elijah and Lennox. However, people who knew him and even just knew of him, likely thought of him in a completely different light than they would Knox or Eli. Simply put, Timothy possessed a personality that was more easy to like than the other boys. His way of being didn't revolve around him being better than others, and he wasn't constantly wearing that ego to a point where that was what he was recognized by. Things rolled off his back easier than they did with the other boys, so he was definitely seen as being more laid back and approachable. That was why the things that came out of Knox and Eli's mouths didn't bother him in the slightest. On one hand, it was true that they didn't bother him because he was so used to hearing things like that, but he also just didn't get worked up over most things. Their comments regarding Katherine fell into that category, and he only shook his head in amusement at Knox insisting that Kat always had room for him in her bed. His smile remained, even as Knox brought up Kayleen, and then, even still, when Elijah jumped in to claim his position as being the best or most entitled suitor for Kayleen, as if this were some time way back when, when men could actually claim something like that over women. The teenage boys were all, to an extent, misogynistic like that, but Timothy was well aware that their comments were coming more so, out of concern for that very same "bro code" that Elijah brought up. Like them, he wasn't even sure if that bro code needed to apply here, because Lennox was right in pointing out that there was some very noticable distance between himself and Kayleen. He didn't necessarily feel like he needed to shield her from anyone or anything, because she was her own person, capable of making her own choices and doing what she wanted. At the same time, the idea of either of these guys "having their way" with her, left a sour taste in his mouth because he knew how both of them were. The last thing that Timothy needed was them upsetting his sister in any way, and him having one more thing to feel guilty about, but at the same time, he didn't think that Kayleen would want him infringing on her business.

It was conflicting for him, considering that he did tend to overthink things like this, and he ran his hand through his hair, as he paused to ponder it for a moment. "I don't really have a problem with it, no," he confirmed, his words still a little bit slower than usual, signaling the uncertainty in the thought. "I will say that I'm pretty sure she has, or had, a boyfriend or something, so I doubt she would be interested, but as long as you're not about to come back to me with all of the details, I'm not telling you don't go for it." It seemed like the best response that he could give as a friend and as an un-involved brother, even if he still wasn't quite sure that it was what he should have done morally. He held, at least a little bit, of trust that both of these friends would be more careful with Kayleen, given her relationship with him, at least.

Once he entered the school building with the boys, the smaller area that they were now in, compared to the large and open outdoor quad, made everything feel more crowded. Katherine and the girls were still only a few steps ahead of them but Timothy was sure that with all of the students beginning to flood the building now, that he was bound to lose sight of them sooner or later. One would have imagined that that would have been no big deal, and that he simply could have texted Kat explaining that he'd see her later, but one who would have imagined that, would have been just a teenage boy with no experience. Timothy knew that that was the kind of thing, while minuscule, that could lead to a girlfriend getting upset, thinking that he ditched her, or didn't care enough to even say goodbye. Surprisingly, Katherine, a girl who was nearly known for her emotional responses to things, wasn't really all that dramatic with things like that. Sometimes, if her mood was right, she could be dramatic, but she wasn't a crazy girlfriend. Not at all. Still, Timothy knew that it was the "boyfriend thing to do", to verbally say goodbye before departing from her for the day, and he was content with that being a part of their morning routine. "I'll be back. Gotta go say bye to Kat, before she's got me picking out a yellow outfit for tomorrow," he said as he departed from the boys.

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Kayleen Cargill Character Portrait: Sebastian Cole Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Rhapsody I. Vincent Character Portrait: Rhys Griffith

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It's not that Sebastian didn't enjoy hanging around with the other A-listers of Brentwood, much less that he didn't enjoy being one. It's more so the fact that Sebastian is sometimes, simply, exhausted of keeping up with the facade that he does. Truly, the only person that knows all of Sebastian for who he is, is Natalia. It is much less fortunate that aside from all the secrets he's either forced or feels the need to keep, his relationship with Natalia is among them. He struggled with keeping his secrets in the first place. For Sebastian, being something he wasn't took a toll on him. He wanted nothing more to share the truth about his home life, or the lack thereof. However, he knew that had the truth come out about his stint with homelessness, his brother's deteriorating mental health, his barely put together one-bedroom apartment, he'd promptly be cast out of the A-listers - shunned even - and be declared a fake, a poser. Not that he cared much about whether or not he was considered 'a royal' but more so the fact that some of these people are soulless individuals, angry enough to ruin one's life simply because they want to and can. Sebastian's life had been ruined enough and the last thing he needed was to be driven out of the very little he had left. So, he kept quiet about his relationship with Natalia. Although, he still questioned himself on what his relationship with Natalia truly was. It started as nothing more than sex every now and again and developed into something more. The truth is, he'd want more. But he's unsure of what she'd like and how to go about asking for such. Instead, he accepted what he had as is and left it at that. He kept quiet about it all, about every secret he held onto. Rather than exposing himself, he simply escaped the false he lived. He preferred being by himself most of the time anyway, so for him, it wasn't hard to walk from the other A-listers. And Natalia understood that.

This was one of those moments when Bas felt the need to step away. The night before, he had spent the night with Natalia but not before he had to take care of his brother who had a massive schizophrenic episode. Jamie's disease has been diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia; the boy often has auditory delusions and can sometimes experience vivid hallucinations. Most days, he's able to control his reactions towards the disease but this night, JT wasn't able to. He was scared and began lashing out aggressively. In the process, he attempted to run out of the apartment on the fourth floor of the building, and rather than come back into the apartment like Sebastian pleaded with him, he ran down the stairs, causing him to trip and break his leg and fracture his elbow. Jt was taken to the hospital and after spending hours with him, Sebastian finally decided to get some sleep at Natalia's. And now, standing just outside his classroom door alone, just the thought of the last couple of days have exhausted him. He wondered when everything would fall back to normal. When everything would no longer be a fight to survive but rather, an enjoyment of life. As he waited for more students to crowd the halls and fill the classrooms, he messed around on his phone. Wishing, praying, that somehow it'd give him all the answers for his troubles. Luckily, he didn't have to wait long, though he wouldn't know it until later. The phone buzzed in his hands, a text from Greg. I've got a surprise for you. Meet me at the restaurant after school. Bas responded with a simple 'ok' and went into the classroom, sat down, and sent a quick text to Nat before putting his phone away and pulling out his books:


To: Nat♥
I want to see you. I need you.



Tim broke off from the group of boys and Lennox was left with Eli. Two boys so similar, it's surprising they never attempted to rip each other apart from the throat. Both boys have a playful personality, only some may consider one more heinous than the other in their form of humor. Lennox watched as Tim went then turned his attention back to Eli, "Come man, fuck off with that. You only thought of Kayleen because I brought it up." Lennox knew that no matter what he said to Eli, it wouldn't matter. The girl was fair game and normally Kayleen would be off limits being that she's Tim's sister. This situation was a little different and Lennox wanted to take advantage of that. The minute he laid eyes on her, his heart fluttered a little. Something it hadn't done in so long, Knox thought he was having heart palpitations. He rolled his eyes as he knew fighting the matter would only make it worse. "Whatever man, she'll never go for you anyway. She wants a real man, not just some pretty boy with mush for brains." Lennox said smirking, as he tapped Eli's chest, just to fuck around with him. "Don't worry man, I'll let her you know you make a great best friend." Lennox teased as he slowly started walking away from Eli. He walked along the girls and Tim now. He interrupted their conversation quickly before trotting off to find Rhys. "Kat, when you're done pussy whipping Timmy boy here, come find me. I need you for something."As he walked away, he joking blew a kiss to Natalia, knowing it'd annoy her. He lightly jogged through the halls now to find Rhys; who happened to be at her locker texting back Rhapsody.


To: Rhap
I like food.. where are you? I'll find you


As Rhys waited for Rhapsody to respond, she looked up to see Lennox coming towards her. "Just the girl I needed to see," Lennox smiled as he approached her. "What do you need now, Knox?" Lennox leaned against the wall, facing Rhys. He put his hands up in a defensive manner, "What makes you think I need anything from you? Can't a guy just want to see one of his beautiful best friends?" Rhys raised a brow at him and Lennox gave in. "Okay, fine. I need you to help me with Kayleen." Rhys took a second to figure out who Kayleen was. The name was still so new to her that she struggled to put a face to the name. "Kayleen? As in, Kayleen Cargill?" Lennox nodded and Rhys continued, "As in, Timothy Cargill's sister? Your close friend, Tim?" Lennox nodded again, this time with a shy smile on his face. Rhys stood momentarily confused. "And what could you possibly need my help with that for? Can't you get girls all on your own? You are the infamous Lennox Atwood, afterall." Lennox pulled away from the wall and stood up straight, he rolled his eyes and let out a sigh. "This girl is different, Rhys. She's not like these other girls who would kill to be at the top of the totem pole for a day. She's already there and she doesn't care about you if you're not. She'll never notice me unless I give her reason to." Rhys looked into Lennox's pleading face, "So? Then give her reason to." Lennox groaned what sounded like a soft growl. "You know what I mean Rhys." Rhys rolled her eyes, crossed her arms and sighed. She leaned back against the wall and give the boys plead a thought. She reluctantly nodded, "Fine, I'll help you. But how?" Lennox immediately smiled and wrapped his arms around her, gave her a kiss on the cheek "Ugh, I love you. Thank you! You're the best. And I don't know, you're smart. You'll think of something." Lennox ran off while yelling back at her, "Tomorrow. At the party!" Rhys smiled to herself, thinking: What a loser. Lennox finally met his match, a girl who couldn't care less about getting in his pants.

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Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Gabrielle Lawrence

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Kat could only nod in agreement with Gabby as she responded to her comment about Ari, but her smile faded quickly when the blonde turned the conversation to focus on her. Katherine was far more emotionally malleable than her friends, which was why Gabrielle's words admittedly probably did bother her more than they would other people. She trusted her friends and liked to believe that everything they said was being said with the best of intentions. Even so, though, she wasn't stupid, and she could think for herself more than she was given credit for. If nothing else, what resonated her was Gabrielle so casually claiming that cheating was genetic, and that she should basically just expect Tim to do it, if she wasn't constantly making an effort in keeping him interested. It didn't bother Katherine to an extent where it made her upset necessarily, but she knew that Gabby was a smart girl. She was smart socially, and academically, so making a claim that even Katherine knew was dumb, seemed odd. She supposed that maybe it was because she, herself, was a product of an affair, and she was well aware of how her father participating in that had nothing to do with her. She wasn't more inclined to be a homewrecker, just because her father had been one, years ago. Even if Gabby's claim seemed even a little bit logical, Kat easily reminded herself that following Timothy's father cheating, he had been in what seemed like a happy and healthy marriage for years. As far as Katherine knew, Mr. Cargill wasn't a serial cheater, and if it wasn't even something that seemed ingrained in the man's DNA, it made absolutely no sense to assume it would be passed along to his son.

Natalia's words allowed the caught off guard expression on her face to soften a bit, but she did nothing more than respond with a nod as the girl spoke, and eventually excused herself to get to class. Nat's words were the ones that Katherine preferred to hear, and a part of her wanted to just take those and pretend that she had never heard anything that had come out of Gabrielle's mouth, but that made her feel ignorant. She didn't want to be one of those girls who were blind to the problems in their own relationships,and now a seed of doubt had been planted in her mind. "He wouldn't cheat on me," she responded, in a way that sounded far less definitive than she wanted it to sound, and only after Natalia was gone. "And at least right now, even if I wasn't with him, I wouldn't want to be on the market." She paused then, her words probably sounding far more somber and serious than she was even comfortable with, so she added a smile in as she continued with, "Not with you out there as competition, now." Thankfully, she received a momentary distraction with the short return of Lennox, followed by Timothy slipping an arm around her waist. Knox had not given her enough time to even respond to his request for her to find him, but given that classes would be starting soon, she doubted that she would see him before they were both sitting down in chemistry class. Given that Kat didn't take the course as seriously as she should have, she was content with the idea of just discussing whatever he needed to discuss then.

"Sorry, Gabs, but if you don't mind, I've got to steal this Kitten for a minute," Timothy said, approaching the group that had turned from a trio of girls plus Lennox, into just a Kat and Gabby duo by the time that he had fully gotten over there. He had let Lennox off without even a playful punch to the arm after his comment, but only because he was out of reach by the time that Tim heard what he had said, and besides, he was also now more interested in Kat. With an arm still around her waist, and a playful smirk on his face, he pulled the brunette into the side hallway that he knew she had to go down anyway, to get to her locker. It was still busy over there, but less crowded than the main hallway, and he was able to find an empty area by some lockers to lead her to. Although he didn't bother to look to see if any teachers were around to begin with, he got lucky that there weren't any there to see him initiate the PDA, as he gently pushed her back against the lockers so that he could get a few seconds worth of kissing in.

Tim had acted too quickly for Katherine to decline separating from Gabby, but it was worth noting that had he given her more of an option, she probably would have insisted that they stayed with the Queen Bee. After the unsettling words that Gabrielle had left her with, Kat did not necessarily want to stay with her, but she was just used to the idea that it was unacceptable to simply abandon Gabby. Gabby had tons of other friends and Kat knew that it was silly to overthink it,but it still just felt like something that she wasn't supposed to do. Given Gabby's words though, and how Kat really didn't make the choice herself to run off with Timothy, she allowed herself to feel more relief than guilt now that they had separated. "You couldn't have stolen me at a better time," she said, her arms still draped around his neck, even though she had pulled away from his kiss. "But you know that I can't afford to be late to chem yet this year."

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Kayleen Cargill Character Portrait: Sebastian Cole Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Zara Sai Character Portrait: Tristan-Castiel Castellan Character Portrait: Giovanni De Luca Character Portrait: Samuel Youngblood Character Portrait: Laylah Gibson Character Portrait: Gabrielle Lawrence Character Portrait: Rhapsody I. Vincent Character Portrait: Kya Gonzalez Character Portrait: Alessia Lawless Character Portrait: Rhys Griffith Character Portrait: Ari Rollings

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Today's physical education class had taken place on the athletics field, rather than inside of the school's gymnasium, because this week's gym topic was kickball. Being pretty competitive meant that Elijah was really up for any sport that they played in class, but he did enjoy this one more than some of the others. The class was divided into two teams of thirteen each, with Team A including Eli, Ari, Rhapsody, Kya, Rhys, Samuel, Sebastian, Katherine, Laylah, two other sophomores, another junior, and another senior, and Team B including Timothy, Natalia, Tristan, Zara, Alessia, Gabrielle, Giovanni, Lennox, Kayleen, three other seniors, and a junior. Because it would take five minutes for the students to jog back to the main campus from the fields, and they needed time to change out of their gym clothes in the locker rooms, their gym teacher, Mr. Lessig, yelled out onto the field that the next student up would be the last kicker for the day. With a tied score, Elijah grew tense with that call, considering that his team was currently playing the field, and that meant that their fate was in the hands of either how poorly the kicker on the other team was, or how well they could play the field.

When he saw that Tristan Castiel-Castellan was the next kicker in line, Eli's fears seemed to disappear as his signature smirk appeared on his face. "Bring it in, boys!" he said, acting as the self-appointed team captain that no one else had really agreed on, as he looked back towards the two sophomore boys, and a junior boy, who were playing the outfield. He knew that it wasn't nice, but in his mind, all he could say was "come on, there's no way in hell that this kid can kick". If he could, it would be one of those underdog moments from out of a movie, but Eli wasn't even considering that that was a possibility. Tristan was a meek, harmless boy who seemed like he would be the type to run away from the ball, if anything, so Eli was already content with thinking up teasing remarks that he could send in Timothy and Knox's direction once they hit the locker rooms.

The bases weren't fully loaded, but the opposing team had runners on first base and second base, so Elijah knew that unless Tristan's kick was caught in the air, all he needed to do was to make a kick that gave the runner on second enough time to make it home. Again, Eli was certain that that wasn't a possibility and that his team had this win in the bag, but he was comforted, at least, knowing that while he pitched the ball out, he had some of his more trusted teammates manning the bases. Just in case, he thought, as he took a breath and then with great speed, rolled the ball in Tristan's direction.

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Kayleen Cargill Character Portrait: Sebastian Cole Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Zara Sai Character Portrait: Tristan-Castiel Castellan Character Portrait: Giovanni De Luca Character Portrait: Samuel Youngblood Character Portrait: Laylah Gibson Character Portrait: Gabrielle Lawrence Character Portrait: Kya Gonzalez Character Portrait: Alessia Lawless Character Portrait: Ari Rollings

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Brentwood School Athletics Tank Top
The Upside Performance Bra
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As soon as Mr. Lessig had said that they were going to play kickball for class, Nat had rolled her eyes and honestly been ready to walk out the door had Giovanni not excitedly wrapped an arm around her. The fact that he had managed to skip first period but wind up to school was a miracle in and of itself, but there was no mistaking the scowl on her face despite his exuberance towards the two of them being on the same team. Yet and still, despite her abhorrence for the game (she honestly would have rather had weight management or something of that nature), it wouldn't have been a real game if Nat wasn't feeling competitive and strategic. She didn't exactly call herself captain or anything like that, but there was no mistaking the fact that she was one of the tacticians for Team B. Which was why she bit back the triumphant grin that formed when she had run from second base to home, earning a tied score between both teams. On an exhale, Nat skidded to a brisk walk when she heard the teacher exclaim that this last kick would be the last one. It was good for her because she was starving and considering the fact that Gio was sprawled out on the grass along the sidelines looking like a bored five year old, she figured was just that time to have lunch anyway.

However, Nat's eyes narrowed on Tristan being forced to leave the sidelines to take up the kicker position and sighing because she genuinely wanted the water bottle she was forcing Gio to stand (well, lay) beside, she jogged lightly to be able to catch Tristan just before he could get into position, gaining a loose grip on his forearm. "Ey, podyshat' v techeniye minuty, nemnogo lyubvi,"{Hey, take a breath for a minute, little love.} she advised quietly, rolling her eyes when Mr. Lessig ordered, "Hurry it up, Santos!". Turning back to Tristan, Nat's eyes softened as she continued, "Ne stavit' vysokiye tseli. Tsel' na nizkom urovne. Kik, gde ona po-prezhnemu igrat', kak i gde Ketrin. {Do not aim high. Aim low. Kick where it's still playable, like where Katherine is.} Even if she wasn't particularly pressed to win, Nat still wasn't pressed to just give Eli an easy win, particularly when she knew what Tristan had to deal with without having to be teased over a small game in gym class. At least if he played it low, the other players would have to scramble to get the ball. It was too much of a gamble for him, of all of their players, to kick high unless they were begging for the ball to be caught. Nat gave Tristan's arm a small squeeze and smiled softly before releasing him and heading over to where the rest of her team was, hearing the tail end of Alessia making a complaint. Nat raised an eyebrow at the blonde, daring her to continue her probably scathing remark about the boy, but the girl only bristled, huffed dramatically, and then folded her arms. However, she also chose to remain silent. Giovanni snickered.

Awwwwwwww," he cooed at her, handing her the water bottle that Nat took several strong pulls of water from. "Mama Nat taking care of one of her babies." She turned a scrutinizing stare at the attire he had haphazardly tossed into his bag on a rush out the door and shook her head, smirking as she replied, "Don't project your mommy kink on me, durochka. Not interested." Gio pouted. "You wound me, Natty baby. I thought you loved me." Nat snorted wryly, which only prompted a small whine of "Say you love me!" followed by Mr. Lessig demanding that there be silence on the sidelines. Nat only chuckled, ignoring her friend's continued (but quiet) whine for attention as she proceeded to ignore him of paying attention to seeing how the rest of the game played out.

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Zara Sai Character Portrait: Giovanni De Luca Character Portrait: Samuel Youngblood Character Portrait: Laylah Gibson Character Portrait: Gabrielle Lawrence Character Portrait: Kya Gonzalez Character Portrait: Alessia Lawless Character Portrait: Rhys Griffith Character Portrait: Ari Rollings

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xxx"clipped wings, i was a broken thing
xxxhad a voice, had a voice, but i could not sing.
xxxyou would wind me down.
xxxi struggled on the ground."


Tristan-Castiel slightly stumbled when he was bumped into. The small kid would nod and wave him a goodbye, attempting to make one to Zara as well. He quickly moved towards the Music room, so he could have a quiet place to practice his own music, without being disturbed.

|| Fourth Period ||

Okay, so physical education, was not something Tristan-Castiel was fond of. But still, to keep up his grades, he would be forced to attend. He silently changed into his normal gym outfit, completed by his own Captain America jacket. He silently stood by Sam, and Zara. His sea green/blue eyes would widen when he noticed he was not put on the team of Sam, but with Natalia.....and Alessia. His form would silently move towards the area his team stood. He would hold his jacket closer to him, so he wouldn't be hit by anything. As if it were his own shield.

"Ey, podyshat' v techeniye minuty, nemnogo lyubvi,"
he heard an older female speak. His body slightly tensed up, as he turned to see Natalia. Following her directions, he silently took a breath. ""Ne stavit' vysokiye tseli. Tsel' na nizkom urovne. Kik, gde ona po-prezhnemu igrat', kak i gde Ketrin." the girl spoke again. Tristan-Castiel nodded and would respond. Da! Spasibo Mat' Natal'ya .... YA imeyu v vidu ..... Spasibo Natal'ye! [Yes! Thank you Mother Natalia....I-I-I mean.....Thank you Natalia!] the male would blush a red color as he focused and got into the position. His dark blue eyes would focus on the ball coming from him, aiming as Natalia told him. He bit down on his lip, as he felt the ball come into contact with his foot. He winced, as he saw the ball roll at a rather fast pace, and took off towards the first base position.

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Kayleen Cargill Character Portrait: Sebastian Cole Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Tristan-Castiel Castellan Character Portrait: Rhys Griffith

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Sebastian stood in the outfield. He was placed there by his team to ensure that had the opposing team had any super kickers – though, unlikely – someone would’ve been able to catch the ball aside from the girls who ran from it because they were scared they would break a nail. Most of the time, Sebastian would be into the game, competitive as all hell. Today, his mind was elsewhere and though he was mostly present for the game, he didn’t feel like taking gym seriously today. His eyes wandered from Natalia to Tristan, as the two discussed strategy before it was the boys turn to kick, to Lennox who was so desperately trying to grab Kayleen’s attention. It was almost painful to watch as the boy relentlessly tried sparking conversation with the very uninterested girl. He chuckled to himself and shook his head. As Tristan stepped up to the plate, Bas could hear Eli’s voice, arrogantly calling for the team to move in as it was doubtful Tristan could kick the ball that far, let alone at all. This was the last play of the game before everyone was going to be sent in to change and then head to lunch, and all Sebastian could think about was Natalia and whatever the surprise Greg had for him was. The ball was kicked and was sent directly in Kat’s position, who of course was not paying attention – but neither was Sebastian. From the side lines, Bas heard his name being called out. “Sebastian! Katherine! Look alive! Fuckin’ move!” Sebastian snapped back to reality fairly quickly to see Rhys waving her arms trying to grab his attention. As the ball whizzed through the field, Bas looked to see the direction it was headed in, only to notice that the recipient of the ball was down on one knee tying her shoes. Sebastian groaned and pushed off his back foot into a full sprint to catch up with the ball that was moving past Katherine. He picked up the ball as it rolled deeper into the outfield, and launched it over Katherine’s head back into the infield, hoping he’d caught the play in time to put a pause on whoever was rounding the corner of third base to score. Bas was already preparing himself for some shit talk from Eli who always took gym too serious.
He was just waiting for Mr. Lessig to tell them all to hit the showers so he could go eat.

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Kayleen Cargill Character Portrait: Sebastian Cole Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Zara Sai Character Portrait: Tristan-Castiel Castellan Character Portrait: Giovanni De Luca Character Portrait: Samuel Youngblood Character Portrait: Laylah Gibson Character Portrait: Gabrielle Lawrence Character Portrait: Rhapsody I. Vincent Character Portrait: Kya Gonzalez Character Portrait: Alessia Lawless Character Portrait: Rhys Griffith Character Portrait: Ari Rollings

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Eli hadn't expected Tristan to be able to kick the ball at all, nonetheless kick it into a perfect spot that gave him, and Gabrielle and Timothy enough time to start running. Eli had automatically spun around to watch the ball head towards Katherine, and had started stepping backwards while doing it, while yelling for her to throw it to home, where he was heading. She was oblivious, and though it took only a few seconds, the amount of time that it took for Bas to step in and grab the ball felt like eons to Elijah. Beads of sweat were running down his forehead, partly due to the heat, but mostly out of stress, as the kickball sailed through the air towards, him but not quick enough. A foot on home base, he caught it just after Timothy had reached him, and Mr. Lessig was quick to shout, "Safe!" to declare a win for the opposing team. "Safe? Are you kidding me? I had at least three solid seconds over him, and you're gonna say that he's safe?!" Elijah was lucky enough that even in the heat of the moment, he was wise enough to refrain from throwing some expletives into his objection, since they were definitely on the tip of his tongue. In reality, Mr. Lessig's call was probably accurate, even though it undeniably was a close call. Timothy's foot had hit home base just a second before Elijah had caught the ball that Sebastian had hurled his way, so at the very least, Eli's claim of him having caught the ball three full seconds before Timothy had even reached the base was dramatic, at best. "Sore loser" was probably the best way to describe Eli at times like this. Given his competitive nature, coupled with his upbringing where he always got his way, losing wasn't something that he knew how to work with, even at seventeen years old. He would never admit that he lost fairly, and somehow, it was always a bad call, or cheating, that had allowed the other team to win, if you asked him.

In this case, he had already proclaimed that Mr. Lessig's call was garbage, but as he turned back to examine his teammates, who were making their way in from the outfield now that the teacher had proclaimed that the game was over, and they could all head back to the locker rooms, Eli also decided that the teams had been separated unfairly. Suddenly, he decided that the other team had ten times as many athletic players as his team did, and he automatically wanted to dispel any talent that his teammates who actually were jocks, had. Even though Laylah had made countless good plays throughout the day, he wanted to blame her for every play that she had missed, even if she hadn't been positioned anywhere near the ball at that point. In his head, had Bas gotten to the ball sooner on this play, or thrown it a little faster, they would have won by a long shot. Lennox was being as useless as ever, and God forbid he even comment on the other players, like Katherine, who he could blame for costing them an entire's game worth of effort. It was amusing, really, how worked up he could get over losing a stupid little game, that literally counted for nothing, but it just went back to how badly he hated losing. Rather than being a good sport and congratulating Tim and that team on their win, or even just being a semi-normal person and actually annoyed, but not actually angry, it was very clear with Eli that he was pissed. He headed off of the field without even bothering to wait for any of his friends, but as he passed Tim and the home plate area, he said, "Save the comments for a day when you fairly beat me. If my team wasn't absolute shit, you wouldn't have even made it to first base to begin with. I'll sit out the next game and take an absence for the class before I get stuck on a team with your girlfriend again. I'd take the mute over her, and that's saying something," he said callously, as if thinking Tristan was superior to Kat was a real insult. He continued walking after he spoke, knowing that he was red in th face for more reasons than just being physically overheated.

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Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Sebastian Cole Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos Character Portrait: Alessia Lawless

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It almost seemed that no matter what Sebastian did, there was always some sort of backlash towards him. Katherine’s witty comment would normally do nothing to Sebastian, but today, there was a fire burning inside of Sebastian and he needed to let it out. He turned his attention to Katherine, who was just barely recovering from her embarrassment that happened on the field and opened his mouth to speak, “You know, if you had any bit of brain cells left, you’d probably would’ve paid enough attention to have caught that ball and wouldn’t be embarrassed right now.” Bas didn’t care who was listening or if his words were even being swallowed by Kat right now, he just knew he was mad enough to be letting them out. “Also, if you spent as much time getting to know me as you do hating me, you’d probably be a much less miserable bitch. I haven’t done shit to you and I don’t fucking deserve this bullshit.” Without thinking of any of the words he just spit so nastily in Katherine’s direction, he walked off towards the locker room. He didn’t care to wait for Nat because he damn well knew that Kat was going to create some sob story to Nat about why and how Sebastian is the world’s worst human. He walked with purpose back towards the campus, passing Tim, he shared a piece of his mind with him too. ”Tim, you better get your fucking girlfriend in check because I’m not in the mood today to deal with her bullshit.”

Now, mind you, Sebastian isn’t a very volatile type of person. He typically keeps to himself and stays out of the limelight. He’s not one to be drawing attention to himself but on a day like today where he’s running low on sleep, high on stress, and somewhere in between with anxiety and doubt, he’s a force to be reckoned with. He didn’t understand why Katherine had it out for him. He had never done anything to her to warrant her aggressive hatred for him. He’s thought back as far as possibly could when it comes to their knowing each other and he has never recalled a moment in which he treated her so negatively that it rendered her perpetually angry at him. From afar, Lennox could see a disgruntled Sebastian doing what seemed like a lot of yelling. Alessia and Kat both exchanging dirty looks towards the boy. Lennox, feeling high and mighty, made his way over to Sebastian, tapping him on the shoulder and then sending an unwarranted sucker punch right to the boys’ jaw. Sebastian didn’t fall over from the punch but it knocked him off his steady feet. Sebastian turned around, without second thought, wrapping his arms around Knox’s waist and pushing him to the ground. The fight was over as quickly as it started, though. Mr. Lessig stepped up, with a few other boys that had been out there for gym, and pulled the boys apart. “Main office. Now!” The gym teacher stern voice sent the boys kicking gravel all the way to the office, where they were sat down several chairs from each other to await the principal.
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“You don’t even know why you fucking punched me,” Sebastian’s hand lifted from his lap to his jaw where Lennox’s first punch landed. Lennox’s hand was already raised to his face, holding an ice pack where Sebastian’s fist landed on his eye. Lennox didn’t speak a word. Sebastian was right. Lennox had no idea why he punched him, but he did and now he was being reprimanded. Both boys had spoken to the principal and were now just awaiting the verdict on their consequences. Lennox believes that the reason he sent his fist flying towards Sebastian was because of several reasons. The main reason being, he’s been waiting to do it for some time and now seemed like the perfect opportunity and secondly, he thought he was acting in defense to a friend. Turns out, it was nothing more than a little frustration on Sebastian’s part and nothing more from Katherine. An issue that could’ve been resolved with nothing more than a few deep breaths. Not many more moments pass by before the principal is walking out of his office and standing in front of the two boys. “Sebastian, a week’s detention after school for you. Now go to lunch, get to your classes and I don’t want to see you in here again.” Sebastian nodded, stood and walked out of the office and towards the lunch room where he was sure to gain a few extra eyes on himself today. While he made his way into the cafeteria and looked for Natalia, Lennox was still sitting in the same spot waiting to hear his verdict. ”For acting in a physically violent, unprovoked manner, Mr. Atwood, you will have one week out of school suspension and upon your return, one week in school suspension.” Lennox stood up in an act of revolt and contorted his mouth in shock, “Are you kidding me?!” Lennox was getting ready to fight back but the principal wasn’t having it. ” Don’t make me extend that, Mr. Atwood. As today is only the second day of classes and you have somehow managed to surpass many records by already being in my office and getting yourself suspended, I’ll let you finish out the day, commencing your suspension tomorrow.” Lennox let out an exasperated sigh and muttered under his breath, “you’ve got to be fucking kidding me.” He was released from the office and he, too, made his way to the lunch room.

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Character Portrait: Eli Lawless Character Portrait: Timothy Cargill Character Portrait: Sebastian Cole Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Natalia dos Santos

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Lennox, in his kitchen, paced back and forth. Steam seemed to seep from his ears as he'd turn on his toes to pace back to his original standing spot. "I can't believe that fucking prick suspended me! Me?! I didn't even fucking do anything! It was all him!" Lennox spoke to no one in particular as he was alone, but the conversation that happened in thin air was riling up Lennox even more. He walked back and forth from one side of the kitchen island, it was sure to wear down the ground. How would he explain to his parents that he got into a fist fight? How would he explain to them that he got suspended for doing so? Lennox knew the story was going to be a hell of a doozy to explain and it wasn't a battle he was ready to fight. With one last stride through the path he paced through, Lennox grabbed his car keys off the counter and headed towards the door. With phone in hand, he dialed Tim's number and held the phone to his ear. Lennox already knew that regardless of whether or not Tim would answer, he'd speak into the phone when ready, "Tim, grab Eli and meet me at the mall. I need to buy clothes for his party, and I need to find a way to ruin that dick's life for what he's doing to mine." Knox hit the red button at the bottom of the screen, slipped his phone back into his pocket, and climbed into his car, driving off towards the direction of the mall.

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"I can't believe you, Sebastian." An ice pack smacked against Bas's jaw. Sebastian winced at the pain and the cold and brought his hand up to where the ice pack lay. He held it up while keeping his eyes glued to the floor or the wall. Sebastian was doing everything he could to keep his eyes from meeting Greg's. He knew a lecture was coming regardless of whether or not he held the eye contact, it just seemed easier to listen without seeing the disappointment on Greg's face. "A fist fight? With the Atwood kid of all people. What were you thinking?" Greg stared at Sebastian, waiting for an answer. "Greg, I didn't start it. I got frustrated with one of the girls and sort of barked at her. Lennox came out of nowhere and sucker punched me. It was a cheap shot. You know this isn't like me." Greg shook his head in disbelief. He sighed and ran his hands through his hair and over his face. "Can we just not talk about it? I already know I'm going to get an earful from Nat later." Greg conceded. "What'd you have to talk to me about anyway? You said you had a surprise?" Sebastian watch Greg's eyes light up. Suddenly, all this talk of suspensions and fights were out of his mind, and instead joy took over. Sebastian smirked, furrowing his brows in curiosity.

Sebastian was sitting at the bar of Greg's restaurant, Greg sat down in the seat next to him and took a deep breath. "I spoke to my lawyers, and together we discussed some important things and the result of things we discussed is the surprise that I have for you." Sebastian fidgeted in his seat. "Out with it man." Sebastian urged. Greg smiled, stood from his seat and walked around the counter to the opposite of the bar. Sebastian looked at him confused for a moment. From underneath the bar, Greg pulled out a manila envelope and put it down on the bar in front of Sebastian. Greg nodded his head towards it, so Bas picked it up and opened it, removing the papers inside the were titled Petition for Adoption. Sebastian's eyes watered and he looked up at Greg, "For real, Greg?" Greg nodded and the two met to embrace. "Your lease is ending within in the month and you'll need a place to stay. I figured since I'm the closest thing you have to a father, you should come stay with me and we can be a family. You, me, and Jamie. The lawyers and I are working nonstop to make this a possibility. What do you think?" Without skipping a beat, Sebastian agreed, "Yes! Of course! Jamie is going to be so excited! I have to go tell him." Sebastian thanked and hugged Greg once more and left the bar to go to the hospital where Jamie was admitted. On his way, he sent a text to Natalia.

To: Nat♥
I know you're mad at me, but I have big news. Let me come see you