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Natalya Volkova

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a character in “Crossroads Academy”, as played by Lostsoulsbleed

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Name:
Natalya Alaine-Svetlana Volkova||ะะฐั‚ะฐะปัŒั Alaine-ะกะฒะตั‚ะปะฐะฝะฐ ะ’ะพะปะบะพะฒะฐ

Nicknames:
(WIP - Relationships)
Nat, Natalie, Talya, Tats - Her most common nicknames
Russian Barbie, Black Widow, Lyah- These are nicknames only Natalya's closest friends use.
Alaine - This is the only part of her original name left and it's what her grandparents on her mother's side call her. Natalya strongly dislikes being called this but tolerates it.


Age:
18
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Ethnicity:
1/2 Irish, 1/2 Russian

Sexuality:
Heterosexual

Hometown:
Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York
Natalya's Father owns a home in both cities.

Clique:
Rebel
She has many Cliques but the Rebels are more like family.

Face Claim:
Sara Fabel
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Likes:
Sweets - Candy, Cake, Brownies, Ice Cream, ect.
Dogs - Especially her own
Tattoos - Her Own, Other People's, Thinking up New Ideas
Shooting - Paintball, Archery, Target Practice
Motorcycles - Riding, Working on her Bike
Fruit - Everything Except Bananas and Starfruit
Staying Fit - Swimming, Lifting, Sparring
Fashion - Just like most girls, she likes to look her best
Video Games - Thanks to Dytto's influence

Dislikes/Fears:
โœ–Laziness - Natalya grew up learning you have to work to achieve
โœ–Bullies - Despite being a Royal Natalya doesn't tolerate bullying.
โœ–Being Underestimated - She might be a girl but she can get the job done just as good, if not better.
โœ–Liars - Trust is valuable, Taken quickly and earned slowly.
โœ–Country Music - For some reason it's seriously irksome
โœ–Coffee - The most disgusting thing in the world
โœ–Authority - Cops, Teachers, Social Standards... none of them mean much to Natalya
โ˜ Thunderstorms - Something she was never able to get over as a kid.
โ˜ Commitment - With her lifestyle she's afraid to get too attached to someone.
โ˜ Needles - It's a common fear, leave her alone
โ˜ Spiders - Ew ew ew ew ew ew... Did I say Ew?
โ˜ Missing out on her Dream Natalya has always been conflicted between choosing Music and the Family Business as her future.
โ˜ Being Alone - Everyone needs somebody to love...

Hobbies
*Parkour
Partying/Clubbing
*Music (Singing, Guitar, Piano)
Martial Arts (To be honest Natalya has done more than a little street fighting as well)
Shopping
*Games (Video Games, Card Games, Pranks, Board Games, etc)
Working on Motorcycles

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Personality:
Natalya is very free spirited and adventurous, she has always loved learning and trying new things. She has never been much of a girly-girl, more into paintball rather than painting her nails and very bold in her opinions(that's the nice way of saying she's stubborn as hell). Natalya is a very outgoing and kind person but she has a bit of a temper. While she would never be rude or mean to someone who didn't deserve it she has very little patience or respect for those who do. She's always had a bit of wild side and she's often one to get into some trouble but her nature and demeanor often allow her to weasel her way out of the worst consequences. Natalya, though a very sociable person, is very hesitant to open up to others, her family life having caused her to have trust issues. Overall despite her flaws Natalya has a good heart and most often means well.

History:
When Natalya's mother was only 17 she became pregnant with Natalya. Her mother's family being Italian and very strict, they kicked her out and disowned her. Her mother, having a drug problem, no home, and an unsteady job, decided to leave Natalya with her father. Her father's brother being the leader of the Russian Mafia, life after that was quite interesting for Natalya. While most girls growing up went to school and learned ballet, Natalya was going to drug deals and learning how to hot wire a car or murder someone in 30 different ways. Surprisingly, Natalya liked her life and job a lot, her father gave her almost anything she wanted as long as she stayed out of the way and anything else he taught her how to steal.
Once she turned 13 Natalya started trying to convince her father to let her join the family business fully. At first he was very hesitant but eventually he decided to let her if she went to the high school he chose for her, hoping she would choose music over the Mafia. Since she had gone through a mix of home schooling and private school all her life Natalya agreed. At first she was furious when she found out that the school was in California. Growing up in New York, she had no family or friends in California, but when she found out that it was a school that took music seriously she wasn't as mad. While the school had offered her a scholarship her father declined and payed for her tuition for all four years.
After first arriving at the school Natalya was quick to make friends. While her immediate bestie Dytto was a cheerleader, when face with the choice of a clique Natalya chose the rebels. They reminded her much of her 'Family' back home and therefore she got along with them well. Through her Freshman year Natalya continued to gain more friends and the occasional enemy and it turned out she loved the school. She joined the Music Club and the swim team, actually quite excited to be able to do extra-curricular activities now that she didn't have to 'work' during her free time. Despite not being a Jock, Natalya's sophomore year she was voted team captain due to having the best times on the team. Unsurprisingly this quickly turned out to be a mistake, due to Natalya's lack of leadership skills and work ethic, so the team changed her to co-captain and added a more hard-working, driven person as the other captain. Over the summers Natalya goes back to New York and spends the time with her Father and Uncle. She even got back in touch with her mother's parents during the summer after her sophomore year and spends some time with them now every summer.


Pets:
Shadow
Her oldest dog, Natalya has had Shadow since she was 13 when she found him on the streets.
Lilith
Her youngest, Lilith is only 3 years old. Natalya' father bought her the pup a few months after her 16th birthday.
Rage
Her newest dog, Natalya found him fighting two other dogs in a fighting pit about a year ago and rescued him.


Academics:
Natalya has been attending Crossroads Academy since she was in 9th grade. Before that she attended a few private schools in New York. While Natalya is smart she prefers to focus her efforts on other things so she had always brought home solid C+/B-'s. The only exception to this where any physical education or music classes which she always brought home A's. Mathematics is also a strong point for Natalya but she doesn't put much time into it.

Clubs:
Co-Captain of the Swim Team
Member of the Music Club
Member of the Automotive Club

Secrets:
-Her Family Business {Being a part of the Russian Mafia doesn't exactly entice people to be friends with you...}
People who Know: No One.
-Her Fear of Thunderstorms {Being a music buff means sitting around with your eyes closed and your music blasting is natural}
People who Know: Frederick Gains, Dytto Devereux
-Her Fear of Being Alone {With all the friends she has who would think she could possibly feel alone?}
People who Know: No One.

Other:
-Her name was originally Seraphina Alaine Callaghan but her father changed it when she was 4 months old, when Natalya's mother gave her to her father. This is why she doesn't have a traditional Russian middle name.
-She has glasses but strongly prefers wearing contacts.
-Has done some modeling.
-Can speak Russian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Italian all fluently. Knows a good amount of French and German.

House:
Natalya decided to put all of her modeling money and a large amount of her money earned from helping her dad into buying a house and some land not far from the school. It's about a twenty minute drive from the school.
The Main Building is quite large. It has two living rooms, one on the First Floor and a smaller one in The Basement. There are two Bathrooms(not counting the one off her father's bedroom) and five bedrooms upstairs, Four Of The Bedrooms being guest bedrooms and the other one being Her Father's Room.
On the first floor there are two bedrooms, Natalya's Room and her dog's room (each has their own bed/cage in a corner of the room and then there's a large chest of toys in the fourth corner). There are three more bathrooms on the first floor, two just like the ones upstairs and the last a Master Bath off of Natalya's room (Just like the one off her father's room).
Other Notable Features:
Staff House - A good distance away from the house to keep the noise from traveling. Natalya's live-in Maid/Pet-Sitter/Personal Chef stays here. It has it's own small pool and and it's own driveway that goes to the main road.
Garage - Two separate buildings from the house. The larger of the two is the actual garage, and has the room to hold eight cars (two behind each door). The second floor of this Large building is Natalya's Music Room/Studio she keeps all of her recording and video stuff in there as well as a Grand Piano, and whole Band's worth of instuments, and the bulk of her guitar collection. (Though she keeps her favorites with her, aka-at school, and the extremely valuable ones in New York) The smaller building is her own auto shop, big enough to fit two cars in to work on.
Kitchen - The kitchen it quite large, the same room holding a dining table since Natalya converted the actual dining room into a gaming room.
Gaming Rooms- The largest takes up most of the basement, housing pool tables, pinball games, two bars and other assorted games. This room is usually the main attraction during parties, especially since the middle of the room is a large dance floor.
The second is on the first floor of the house where the dining hall used to be. Natalya locks this room during parties. Along one wall it holds 6 gaming computer setups, all side by side. and along the other side she has 6 TV setups(without the keyboard). Against the back wall of the room there's a home studio. The wall next to the door is racks full of 6 copies of all the games she and her friends like to play.
Gym - A small room on the first floor
Pool- When Natalya bought the house, upon seeing the pool, immediately had it made larger, though she kept the shape cause it seemed strange, much like herself.

Vehicles:
These are only the ones in Cali with her.
-Truck(I have no clue what type xD) - Her Dad got this for her Freshman Year
-Lamborghini Gallardo - Natalya's Favorite Car. The Hand-Drawn, Hand-Painted design took a full year to be completed.
-McLauren P1 - Her 17th birthday present from her Uncle, who was trying to upstage her father.(And technically succeeding with the paint job)
-Aston Martin One-77 - Her 17th birthday present from her dad.
-2015 Harley-Davidson Street 500
-Kawasaki Z1
-2016 Indian Chieftain
-Harley-Davidson Sportster 883
-2016 Kawasaki Ninja 300
-Honda CBR600RR

So begins...

Natalya Volkova's Story

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: London Wellington Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Liam Nielsen Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Frederick Gains Character Portrait: Joseph Grant Character Portrait: Alex Turner Character Portrait: Holly Pines Character Portrait: Stephanie Livingston Character Portrait: Kiffen Klein Character Portrait: Eloise Tailer Character Portrait: Emma Buxton Character Portrait: Brian Bates Character Portrait: Jonnie Walker Character Portrait: Antonio Navarro
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Today was the first official day back on Crossroads Academy's campus, and there was an undeniable air of excitement and jitters on campus. Throughout the morning, cars had driven up the long driveway that led onto the campus, packed to the brink with parents, children, and suitcases filled with everything a teenager could need, only to be drive right back down it a little while later, empty, and usually with teary-eyed parents. It was nothing less than a tradition, and though many felt it was sad to see their parents go, most students did genuinely like Crossroads Academy. The fact that it was located right on the beautiful California coast played a part in it, and it possessing facilities nice enough to rival top colleges was a perk too, but the relationships made while at a boarding school were different than at many normal high schools. They were stronger, or that's what many of Crossroads' students would tell you, anyway.

Like the other dorm advisers on campus, Holly and Brian had spent their mornings acquainting themselves to parents and helping students move into their rooms. They had moved on campus a few days before, and though this meant that their summers were over too, they were both glad that the school year was starting. While Holly had worked as a dorm adviser for four years, and had acted as a dorm adviser for the girls she would be living with this year since they were freshman, Brian was new to this. He had been a faculty member for Crossroads for a year before, but this was the first year that he was going to be a dorm adviser. Life circumstances combined with knowing that his paycheck would look even better if he was a dorm adviser had led him to accepting the additional position, and though he was excited, he was understandably nervous as well. He knew that this position would require him to take on an extra level of responsibility and respect for rules and guidelines, but he also knew that he had to be understanding enough to get a bunch of teenage boys to like him... or at least trust him. It was going to be an interesting experience, that much he was sure of, but he didn't have much time to worry during the morning, as he really had been busy helping kids move in. He was grateful that he had been assigned a senior dorm, only because that meant that there were slightly less parents involved. Senior students were allowed to have cars on campus, and that meant that in some cases, for those who had cars, they were driving themselves onto campus and there were a few less introductions that Brian was forced through. In the girls dorm, Holly was experiencing a similar thing, but by now she knew most of her girls' parents, and for her, introductions were welcomed anyway. She was friendly and bubbly, and far too used to this to be bothered by the first-day events.

While Brian helped some students in 3C of Chase move into their dorm, Holly was on the second floor of Wright Hall. Most of the dormitory room doors were open, with girls coming in and out as they either helped each other move into their rooms, moved into their own rooms, or were in and out socializing. She skimmed the sheet of paper in her hand that listed which room each girl was in, and once she found the name that she had starred, she headed towards dormitory room 2B. The girl's dorm had one new student this year, and Holly thought that it was best that she introduce herself and make sure that the new student, Emma, was getting settled in all right. The door to get into the dormitory was open, so Holly gently pushed it open and entered the common space of the four bedroom dorm. "Girls, is Emma here yet?" Holly called out, unsure if Emma was there herself, or if the other girls rooming there, London, Dytto or Farrah would be there. She knew the other three girls from acting as an adviser to them for the past three years, so introductions there were unnecessary, though she was glad to be back with them as well.

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: London Wellington Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Frederick Gains Character Portrait: Joseph Grant Character Portrait: Holly Pines Character Portrait: Jonnie Walker
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Theme Song แƒฆ Bedroom: X, X, X แƒฆ Mood: Disinterested แƒฆ Outfit แƒฆ Location: Wright Hall, Second Floor



"All I'm saying, sweetie, is that you could've waited for Bernard," Amelia Arnault exclaimed, frustrated, as she spread the furry duvet at the foot of her daughter's bed. The teen in question, with her back facing her mother as she set up various photos and trinkets on the shelves of her armory, rolled her eyes. "And I'm just saying that if I actually waited for Bernard, I would be waiting for Katherine and she might not have made it to the school if I did that." Was her retort, spoken calmly enough to not seem fazed by her step-sister's attitude from earlier, but with enough contempt laced in her voice that her own frustration was noted. Not that that did her anything. Dytto didn't have to turn around to note the disapproving stare her mother shot her; she could feel it digging into the back of her head.

In Dytto's head, and possibly in her mother's though the older woman was noted for trying to be understanding towards her step-daughter - and trying was the operative word when thinking about the spoiled little brat known as Katherine Arnault - she was not at fault here. Unlike Katherine, she had jumped up immediately when the housing selection began and chose her room - in fact, she had chosen her room before even London had. Which was the main reason why Katherine was upset. London had chosen a room in their dorm suite and because Katherine simply expected she was going to get the room that she wanted, she ended up choosing too late and the other two rooms had been taken. Upon that discovery, she had "anticipated" Dytto's acquiescence; obviously, the dancer was supposed to give up the space she had picked simply because Katherine demanded so. She must have forgotten who her step-sister was. A yelling match followed by Dytto's mother having to physically get in between the two, and Dytto had stormed off earlier that morning in her garnet Porsche Cayenne with Amelia following with a much larger truck to assist in moving Dytto into her dorm. She even decided to look extra cute, simply because she knew Katherine would have shit to say and she wanted to feel powerful. And nothing helped like a pair of stilettos that she was obviously gonna trade for a pair of high tops once classes started.

Luckily for her, since she honestly did not feel like pretending to ignore Farrah or even attempting to be nice to the new girl she heard was going to be moving in with them, no one had been present in the suite, so Dytto hurried to set up her bedroom. With the assistance of a few artists and cheerleaders, no doubt. She had picked up Starbucks for those who helped and it was only a few minutes ago that the others departed, each with their own drinks and Dytto in her mature taupe-grey themed bedroom that Kylie Jenner totally stole from her when she first said that that was her bedroom theme for the school year on social media. But of course, nobody was going to talk about that. "Deanna..." Her mom's pause was enough to make Dytto turn around, arms folded over her chest. Her long chestnut mane fell down her back in a sleek waterfall, one of her many snapbacks on top of her head. "I really wish you'd try a little harder to be patient. It's just a room." Dytto rolled her lightly-lined baby blues for the umpteenth time today and picked up her Venti Very Berry Hibiscus to take a long draw of the fruity beverage. "Yeah, well, you're right. It's just a room, my room at that, and if the brat wants to come to blows over it, you know that I don't mind. Might do her some good." Amelia sighed, as if still disapproving. What she couldn't stop, however, was the small smirk forming on her lips as she stood and crossed the room to her daughter. "I know you don't mind." Dytto smirked in response. "And neither do you."

Distantly, she heard what she thought was Holly's voice and a younger one, but with her door closed, Dytto didn't feel the need to strain her ears to decipher whose. She honestly did not care. She had not picked her room to be friends with people; it had been out of convenience. There was a particular view she wanted; this room had it. Even if two people she liked were in the other suite. She would just go over whenever she felt like it. "I'll go check to see if the boys need any help with that TV," Amelia said after a beat, touched Dytto's shoulder briefly, and headed to the door just as there was a knock. Dytto groaned and Amelia mouthed for her to behave before opening it, smiling at the blonde standing on the other side. "Oh, London, right!? Katherine'll be here soon, I believe. There was....a small hold up." Dytto rolled her eyes at her mother's need to explain herself and watched the older woman exit, walking up to the door so that she was standing directly in its frame. And to keep London from entering her space. Nathan was helping with getting her television from the truck and a few jocks needed to help, so Dytto wouldn't be surprised if they would arrive soon enough. "Yeah, she needed some daddy-and-me time or something like that," she added disinterestedly, drinking more of her beverage before noting Holly. A much more welcome presence. "Hey, Hollz!" The RA brightened up instantly when she caught sight of the brunette and walked over, hugging Dytto when the girl actually extended an arm. It took them a few years, but eventually, Dytto got used to showing the woman affection. It helped that she was pretty cool.

"I was wondering when you would get here, Miss World of Dance host," Holly replied and Dytto smilled, her straight white teeth showing from behind her plump, currently dark red lips. "Stop, stop...you're flattering me," she exclaimed before laughing at the woman she had teased. Holly laughed as well before gesturing to London. "It seems you two picked the best rooms in the suite. Isn't that a surprise?" Holly decided to bring up, as if wanting to begin some kind of dialogue between the two girls. Which Dytto didn't really want. Why should she? She and London weren't friends and as far as she was concerned, they weren't enemies either. No need to change shit just because they were roommates for the year. "Yeah, well, what can I say? I wanted the backdrop for dance videos." She said, pulling her IPhone 6 Plus from the pocket of her high-waisted skinny jeans in order to see where her friends were.

To: Black Widow, Esper, Nate, Fred, Joe, Jonnie
Yo, where is evrybody?

To: Liam
Ur girlfriend is here

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: London Wellington Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Eloise Tailer Character Portrait: Jonnie Walker
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"I love you too mami, but I really must go," Esperanza said coolly as she sat on a bench, holding her iPhone 5S to her ear. The Latina was desperate to get off her phone, the more she talked the more minutes would be wasted while her mother cried drunkenly in Spanish. "I'll call you every week, just like last year, bueno?" Her mother couldn't respond through her tears. Esper, jammed her finger onto the end call button. She didn't really have time for her mother's shit. Just as the girl was getting up, her phone received two text messages. One from London, the other from Dytto. Seeing Dytto's name flash across the screen made her sick. She wasn't ready to deal with what was happening yet. Esper has spent her summer trying to get over her, but failed miserably. Inhaling sharply, she replied to London first.

To: Main Bitch
Outside of Wright Hall, I've spent the past hour trying to calm my delusional mother down. Help me unpack my final things?

She nearly banged her head on the door as she walked into Wright Hall, "Oh fucking shit!" she cursed. Esper had no filter on her mouth. Luckily no one was around to make fun of her. She kicked the door closed behind her as she walked into the common area. There were a few girls in there, most of them she didn't know. "Auntie Snix has arrived on the Bitchtown Express, you besta believe it!" She flipped her burnt umber tresses behind her all diva like. Esper did not know what their reaction was because she was already making her way up the stairs. She was certain that she had the shittiest roommates ever. Natalya Volkova, Katherine Arnault, and Eloise Tailer. She hated two out of her three roommates. Natalya on the other hand, was cool in her book. Once she made her way to the second floor, she pulled her phone out to make some other texts.

To: Dytto
I'm heading to my dorm now, glad to see you missed me too.

She silently cringed at that remark, was that too flirty? Thousands of thoughts raced through her mind as she pushed open the dorm room to 2A. Her face was as white as a ghost. She opened the door to Room A and closed it suddenly. Her eyes trailed to the room that was somewhat complete. She had her dresses hanging up in the closet, some of her clothes in the drawers, and her cheerleading uniform on a hanger near the bed. On the wall was a magnificent painting of the sea which Esper liked looking at when she was stressed. On the walls were a few posters of Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Beyonce, and Britney Spears. She preferred 00's pop music to today's pop music, it was just a little better quality in her opinion. After a few deep breaths, she looked down at her phone. Who the hell freaks out over a text? It shouldn't have been her. She huffed, looking at her contacts. She needed to let Farrah know she was here, otherwise she was sure her bestie would kill her. One to her "boyfriend" Jonnie. They had to make their relationship believable after all. She also needed to send one to Natalya, since she did not see her when she entered the dorm room.

To: Farrah my Babe
You here yet? I literally have the worst roommates ever.

To: Jonnie
You better be at the barbeque. Also make sure to take a mint, your breath smells.

To: Russian Barbie
We're roomies this year with Katherine, it's literally going to be like one of those shitty reality shows.

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Frederick Gains Character Portrait: Alex Turner
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Interacting With: Sophia(NPC), Dytto(Text), Fred(Text), Esper(Text), Alex(Text)||Location: Her House-->School
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Outfit||Helmet||Motorcycle

Looking herself over in the mirror Natalya smiled and pulled on her jacket. The day had started early for her today, having to wake up at 5am to get everything done. This year her Uncle had finally finished setting up a local branch of the business which was both good and bad for her. The good obviously outweighed the bad. She finally had family in Cali, it benefited her family with the new income they'd be getting (as if they weren't rich enough already), and it meant she didn't have to hire strangers to help her move into her room. That being said, the bad was that when she had gone to ask her cousin, who was the current 'boss' of the local branch, to get some guys to help her he had waved her on to ask herself. While usually she would have been all for this, the first day of school really wasn't the day you wanted to get in a fight. Since she hadn't hired anyone she had sighed and shrugged, respect had to be earned. It didn't take her very long to 'win respect', she had meant it when she said not to hit her face and sadly the second guys ballsy enough to fight her gave her a busted lip. She touched the wound gently, looking in the mirror with a frown. 'I'll have to do presents right when I get to school rather than before the after party to distract them... At least I broke his arm.' Her thoughts now on a happier note she brought her mind to the party. With London's permission Natalya threw the back to school party every year, always on the first friday back and Natalya gave her best friends their birthday presents for the year before the party started, which was why it started at 6 rather than 5. As she spoke Sophia was down the hall with the two chefs Natalya had hired to cook for the party tomorrow, planning the meal and getting the meat into marinades they decided on. While it was only another barbeque, albeit with a pool and an open bar, Natalya loved splurging to have the food home-made.

Shaking her head Natalya grabbed her helmet and her cell phone, dialing her cousin's number as she towards the front door. "Sophia I'm heading out! Just use the card I gave you if you need to buy more supplies and call me if anything goes wrong!" The hispanic woman answered quickly, "Of course! Adios chรจre fille!" As she walked out the door her cousin picked up the phone and she spoke in russian as she headed towards the garage. "Hey I need you to tell the guys to head towards my school with the three trailers and the large box Dad had you guys bring with you." Going into the garage she hit the button for the door to open and looked at her choice of rides before going with her 2015 Harley-Davidson Street 500. "No, I mean the box full of cocaine. Yes! I meant the one that's gift wrapped with a bow around it. Fuck was that so hard to figure out..." Her cousin made a comment and started to laugh, causing Natalya to pull the phone away from her face to glare at it. Shaking her head Natalya lifted the stand on her bike, keeping it upright with one hand. "I gotta go so I can meet them there. Bye." Ending the call Natalya noticed she had two texts, one from Dytto and the other from Esperanza.

To: D-Mac
I'm on my way. Are Nate and Fred there yet?

To: Crazy Bitch <3
Yeah I know but at least we're together against hurricane Katherine. You at school yet?

To: Fred and Alex
Yo you guys at school yet?

Shoving her phone in her pocket Natalya turned the key, pressed the button to close the garage door, and revved her engine, peeling out of the garage just as the door began to lower.

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Frederick Gains
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Wright Hall Parking Lot

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Wright Hall Parking Lot

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Dialogue Color #C8A2C8 | Thought Color #785278


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To: Farrah
Yeah, helping Dee. U need anything?

It took a minute for Nathan to put his phone away, but he slid in his back pocket just before Dytto arrived downstairs to the parking lot. It was a risk for him, texting the dance co-captain - of all people - in the middle of a parking lot and when he was supposed to be helping one of his best friends out, but he couldn't find it in him to ignore his girlfriend's question. Hell, the fact that he got to call Farrah Hart his girlfriend still was a surprise to himself and Nathan had carried that knowledge between the two of them throughout the entire summer. And would have to for the rest of the year if Farrah didn't change her mind and d -

"Dude, what's the hold up?" Dytto exclaimed inquiringly, heels clicking against the gravel as she approached the truck. Nathan looked up at the brunette, noting the attitude that wasn't there before. "What's with you?" He countered and she waved him off, gaze flitting over to the LG 84 inch television he had propped up against one of his muscled legs and the sleek black television stand that came with it. Bernard had gotten both Dytto and Katherine brand new, matching television sets the day before, despite the fact that Dytto's old one was very much still new-looking and expensive as well. Which was what she gave to Nathan before getting him to help her out.

"Same old, step-father's spawn is being a bitch. What else is new?" Dytto finally explained on a shrug and pulled her phone out. Nathan smirked. He knew, better than most, how irritable Dytto could become when it came to her step-sister. The fact that they went through sparring sessions because Katherine frustrated her so much was a testament to how the brunette really felt about the Royal. "Well...I was trying to call your boy Jonnie to help out, but apparently he's not even coming and your little dancer friend chased after some junior," Nathan recalled and Dytto tilted her head curiously, pausing to breeze through the text messages she had received in the midst of being distracted by Katherine's tantrum. First was from Esperanza, which made her smile just a little. But then the next was from Jonnie with an explanation and then finally Natalya. "Well, shit. Let me text Fred and then get Colin's bitch ass back here. My mom's probably ready to go. Nat's on her way." Dytto set to sending out her messages, biting her lip as her fingers hovered over the keys in the midst of messaging Esperanza.

To: Colin
Come back b4 u catch another STD

To: Esper
Of course I did. Who else is gonna get me thru a year w/ Bitchanie?

To: Fred
Nat's on her way. Where r u?

To: Black Widow
W/ Nate now. Waitin on Fred

"So, are we really going to this barbeque before class?" Nathan asked, bringing her attention back to him as he set to lift the television himself. Grinning, Dytto put her phone away and set her drink on the television set so that she could lift with him. Even though she could feel Nathan taking more of the brunt of it. "Why? Tryna skip to play that Outlast DLC?" His initial response was a grin that made her laugh. "Damn straight. Gotta beat your time on the game." Dytto laughed against, hoisting the television up more so that she could walk better in her shoes. "Keep dreamin', Hale. Let's just get this upstairs so I can get my mom outta here. Colin'll come back and then we can chill until Nat gets here." She said and the two headed into the dorm carefully, grateful when a classmate and their friend held the double doors opened for them.

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Frederick Gains
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Location: Chase Hall, Floor 2, Room D || Mood: Excited || Outfit: XX

Frederick could not explain his excitement levels. He loved coming to Crossroads Academy. Not just because he can go back to the Newspaper Club, which he has been missing all summer, but because he missed his friends. They all live in much nicer areas and can drive around to visit each other when they want. Of course Natalya and Dytto came and saw him every once in a while. He even managed to get Kiffen to hang out with him everyone once in a while. He was so excited for all his friends to be in one place. His iPhone 5s buzzed. It was a group message from Dytto. He decided not to respond. He was still trying to move in.

Fred was not expecting to be one of the first people moving into Chase Hall. But it seemed that way. It made it easier to move in, without the other guys moving in as well. He did not know anything about his roommates. Well he knew Liam. But everyone knows the King of Crossroads. But for the most part, Fred was in the dark about who he was sharing his space with. It was both exciting and terrifying. "Anything else you need son?" Fred turned to face his dad, who dropped off the last box. For a moment Freddy thought about everything he could possibly need. He could not think of anything. "I got it from here. Thanks." He smiled gratefully. He told his father that he did not have to come, but he insisted. The father and son duo hugged and then Freddy waved his dad goodbye.

The door shut and Freddy let out a sigh. He heard his phone chime twice and decided that he should probably answer it. Without even checking he knew that both Natalya and Dytto had texted him. Clearly the Russian was looking for both of them and Dytto was wondering where the nerd even was.

To: Dytto
Just finished moving in. Do you need help?

To: Natalya
In Chase hall. I am like the only dude here right now. Dytto said you were on your way, do you need help moving in?

After both messages were sent, he laid on his bed and waited for his responses. He could finish unpacking later today. After he saw all of his friends and attended the BBQ. He pulling his 3DS from his backpack and started playing on the games to kill time.

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Frederick Gains Character Portrait: Joseph Grant
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Wright Hall, Dorm 2B, Room B

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Dialogue Color #B6B6B4 | Thought Color #2B1B17


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Wright Hall, Dorm 2B, Room B

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Dialogue Color #C8A2C8 | Thought Color #785278


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"There!" Dytto exhaled in satisfaction as she and Nathan set her TV down on the stand that Colin had literally run behind them with when the duo made it to the elevator. Which was good on him since, if he hadn't caught up and continued chasing tail, he would have had to wait for someone to let him on the elevator and most girls were busy reuniting with their besties and gossiping and all those cute little things most girls did once they returned to school. Dytto didn't feel the need to do such. The first person she had reached out to had been Nathan and that had been mostly to get help with moving her stuff in, and making sure he didn't put off his check-in for some inexcusable reason. She had text Natalya last night and while she, of course, would love to go visit the temptation that was Esperanza Ramos, she could wait. Katherine was there and probably London since neither the blonde or Farrah had been present when Dytto returned to their dorm.

"Finally," Nathan drawled and fell onto her bed, sprawling back rather comfortably against the fuzzy pillows that lined her headboard and propping his feet up on the fuzzy duvet at the end of the bed. His feet basically at the end of the mattress and that alone made Dytto smirk. "Lazy Sasquatch," she grumbled playfully, picked up one of the gray pillows from one of her armchairs and hurled it at the Rebel. He only laughed and caught it midair before placing the plush item behind his head as leverage. Amelia smirked from her perch on the other chair and rose to her feet. "Lazy Sasquatch who helped unpack all of your things and letting me leave," she decided to correct and Dytto put on a show of rolling her eyes as her mother planted a kiss on her forehead. "Call me this weekend...whenever. You know how we do." She reminded her and Dytto smiled, much gentler than any of her other expressions thus far in the day. Her lined blue eyes flitted over to Nathan as he, in response, averted his gaze from the scene. It was enough to make Dytto pull away from her mother knowingly, smiling all the while. "Tell Bernard I said thanks." Amelia's smile seemed to brighten and she waved, heading to the bedroom door before pausing to note Nathan over her shoulder.

"Nathaniel," she called and his head snapped up, arms folded over his chest in relaxation but eyes inquisitive. "Don't forget what I told you." At first, Nate wasn't planning on answering, especially since she had brought up their private conversation in front of Dytto. Who he usually told everything to...though, considering the dancer didn't know about his current relationship status, maybe not everything. "Yes, maam." Dytto scrunched up her face, bewildered, but her mother said nothing more. The older brunette simply stepped out and closed the door behind her. Dytto turned on Nate. "Do I need to ask?" She inquired, a playful note to her genuine curiosity. Nathan didn't even pretend to entertain her probing. "Nope." Was his curt response and her baby blues narrowed into slits - not cold, but...searching, relentless. And Nathan gave her a blank face in response. A second later and Dytto was rolling her eyes before throwing herself beside him on the bed. They had both taken off their shoes five minutes ago. "Fiiiiiine. Be that way. Wanna see Fred more than you anyway!" She snapped childishly and only the corner of Nate's mouth twitched upwardly, amused, as he watched the brunette type out a few texts.

To: Fred
Pretty much finished. Come over

To: Joe
Gonna need more than flattery, sweet cheeks. Wanna chill b4 dis cookout?

To: Black Widow
Lemme know when u get here ;D

To: Katherine
Lemme know if u tell her. I can send a pic

Was her text to Katherine a bit petty? Especially after she had purposefully avoided contacting the girl earlier when she had first seen the threat. But...well, Dytto was petty. And shady. And this wasn't really shade to London since Dytto didn't have a problem with her nor did she see a reason for the girl to be upset with her over Liam. They were just fuck buddies, after all. It wasn't her fault some people wanted to get all in their feelings. Why do feelings when you could just screw them out of your being - literally? Says the girl who still isn't over her crush, her subconscious decided to opine and Dytto told it to go fuck itself. Instead of allowing that train of thought to derail her, she glanced up at Nate with a grin. "Ready for that DLC? Nate grinned back. "Damn straight." She only giggled before hopping up so that she could attack the game system to her television.

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: London Wellington Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova
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Esperanza could only remain silent. The solemn look on her features showed that she was dying on the inside. She wished she had some power to climb back into the metaphorical closet and become the straight bitch that she had created for the world to see. London's reaction made her very uneasy. At first she thought that she was about to tell her to leave, and surprise her with homophobic words. That was the last thing Esper wanted. If she were to be shut out and disowned by her best friend, she would definitely lose her shit. The lion would leave the cage of her soul and she'd probably commit a school massacre. Not literally, just by the means of harsh words and slaps to fake ass faces. Her hands began shaking and she felt her palms sweat. This was the vulnerable side to Esperanza Ramos that no one ever saw. If Katherine were in the room, she besta believe she would be dead. She only trusted several people to see how she felt, one of them was in the room.

Her brown orbs made her way to her phone, another message from Farrah. She wanted to just take the phone and leave the room. Running away from her problems wasn't the best thing to do, but she was so damn scared that she didn't know what to do. London's words made her feel pain in her chest. She was expecting a full on rant about how she didn't deserve to be her friend. Instead, she had shocked her and a forced smile formed on her lips. "London I-" her voice cracked a bit. She chewed on her bottom lip before continuing. "I wanted to tell you, I wanted to tell all my friends. But I am so freaking afraid. Back at home, my family don't support being a lesbian. My uncle was gay and my abuela disowned him. I'm not ready to deal with that kind of treatment," her voice was strained, as if she was going to cry. She was trying her best not to, but it was so hard. "I'm afraid of what other people will think. Imagine if Katherine found out I was a lesbian? She'd tell the whole school and wreck my reputation. She's probably been waiting for an opportunity like that for God knows how long," she gritted her teeth and looked down at her feet.

Her face turned crimson at the mention of a girlfriend. Her mind quickly came to the thought of Dytto. She silently cursed herself for thinking that. She didn't do relationships, only sex. No joke, Esper would kill to screw around with Dytto. But to her, she only did one time things and Esper didn't feel like doing a one time thing. "No, not a girlfriend. Not at all. As for Katherine, I would never even feel any sort of attraction. She probably cares too much about herself to give a shit about her partner if she ever dated someone," she scoffed. "However, there is someone. But I think it's best that I refrain from saying it. It's a little complicated in my opinion," she shrugged, running another digit through her burnt umber tresses. She hoped that London would drop the subject now, the last thing she needed was to keep talking about her homosexual urges to be with Dytto. "He knew I was gay, end of junior year," she commented on the mention of Jonnie. "But he's gay too. Oops I outed him," she rolled her eyes, not giving a single fuck about her ex 'boyfriend.' She picked up her phone, deciding to send in some texts because London herself was doing the same thing.

To Dytto:
Always got her panties in a knot, how is she head cheerleader?

To Russian Barbie:
Yep, Katherine and London came in my room. The bitch kept complaining about her room assignment.

To Farrah my Babe:
As much as I'd love to, I don't think that's a good idea.

She placed her phone back down on the bed, smirking slightly as she began explaining the situation to London, "He was supposed to be my fake boyfriend, so we could convince everyone we were straight. I'm pretty damn sure that he was afraid of me." She chuckled to herself, looking up at the ceiling. "I basically forced this upon him. Being a judgemental bitch and a previously closeted lesbian meant you had an excellent gaydar. To be honest, I'm glad he's not here. His breath smelled and I hated everything about him."

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Liam Nielsen Character Portrait: Frederick Gains Character Portrait: William Richardson
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Location: Wright Hall, Floor 2, Room B || Mood: Excited || Outfit: XX

Frederick shared Nathan's soft smile. He and Nathan were not best friends per say, but they were friendly towards each other. There was not need for them to hate each other. Frederick was always nice to everyone he met and Nathan seemed way nicer than what was on the surface. And they both shared a mutual friend. Dytto. So their friendliness was more than enough. Nathan left the room and Dytto's door was shut.

The nerd sat and grabbed the controller that he imagined was used by Nathan before he left. "I want the Cheeze-its." He told her. Freddy was not a big fan of snacks, but it was a long car ride from his home to Crossroads. After unpacking he played a hand held game. He does not really remember the last time he ate real food. Probably before he left. But this snack was highly necessary. Then he could have the feast of a king at the barbeque. "I have been practicing different gaming techniques all summer. There is no way you could beat me."

Frederick worked for a good portion of the summer. Unlike his good friends Natalya and Dytto, he did not have a lot of money. He gets buy by working over the summer and stocking up his bank account. His parents do send him money every now and then, but for the most part he is on his own. When he wasn't working, he was playing video games. He was getting better than usual. And he was determined to beat Dytto. "Hey. Where is Natalya?" he asked curiously. She had texted him earlier, but he has not seen or heard from her since.




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Location: Wright Hall, Floor 2, Room A || Mood: Slightly Irritated || Outfit: XX

Farrah had completely forgotten about her neighbors and most of her problems. That is usually what happens when she is dancing. It makes her feel better about life. It also makes her forget about issues that she should not be worried about. Like living next door to Dytto. Or Nathan and Esper being best friends with Dytto. Those are problems that she will just need to get over. Farrah was half expecting for the brunette to bang on the wall and tell her to shut up. Of course the dancer would not listen and probable instigate a fight. There was a chime and she took a quick break from the dancing. Message from Esper, Will, and Liam.

To: Esper
I think you are right. Anyway. I will see you at the barbeque?

To: Soccer
I am not helping you move in. Get Liam to do it. And I will see you at the barbeque.

To: Liam
The streak will end today. Gotta see my favorite royal.

Farrah had managed to keep in contact with William all summer. He is the only person that knows about her relationship status with Nathan. She trusted him to keep the secret to his grave. Or at least until she felt like it was okay to tell people. Honestly, Farrah has no idea when. The dancer turned the music up and returned to dancing her heart out. No one needs her right now so she does not plan on stopping anytime soon.

She was so lost in her dance that she did not even notice who walked in. It wasn't until they made eye contact that she realized Nathan actually came to her room. Farrah stopped dancing immediately and smiled brightly. She turned the music down just a tad. She did not want Dytto to hear them still. "I was." She responded, walking closer to him. "Did Miss Dee send you over to get me to turn my music down?" Farrah's voice was dripping with some hatred, but she kept her voice playful. It was her boyfriend's best friend after all. "Because if that is the case, I suddenly feel the urge to turn the volume all the way until my speaker burst."




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Location: Chase Hall, Floor 2B, Room C || Mood: Excited || Outfit: XX

The driver settled all of William's things in his room and then waited to be dismissed. The soon to be duke did not even noticed that the older man was just standing at the doorway. Will had decided to admire the view. He got the beach front which was nice. Maybe his friends would want to go to the beach this weekend. That would be a great get together. He will bring it up to Liam and see what he thinks. He might have plans already for a reunion party. Or maybe Farrah. He will just have to find out. "Sir?' Will turned around to see and impatient driver. "Oh. Thank you. I can take it from here." He said, a bright smile on his face. The driver nodded and swiftly exited. Before unpacking, William checked his phone.

To: Dancer
Fine. I will see you soon.

To: Liam
Or you could help me move in like a good friend would. Farrah told me to ask you since she does not feel obligate to help.

Setting the phone down, William started unpacking the simple things, like his clothes. His father had arranged for the extras to be here for him when he arrived. There was a tv that needed setting up and some other things that needed assembling. He did not feel like dealing with all of that by himself. He was hoping one of his friends would be kind of do that for him. Speaking of friends, Natalya came to mind.

They have been talking pretty much all summer and he started to like her, as a friend. He has not heard from her since he has landed. Will decided to shoot her a quick text message to make sure that she was okay.

To: Russian
Are you moved into Crossroads yet?

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Liam Nielsen Character Portrait: Frederick Gains
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Wright Hall, Dorm 2B, Room A

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Dialogue Color #B6B6B4 | Thought Color #2B1B17


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Nathan's smirk, and he would deny it vehemently if anyone other than the dance team co-captain called him on it, morphed into a much softer smile the second his eyes met with Farrah's. In the beginning of their relationship, you wouldn't have caught such an expression on his face. He had guarded himself in the beginning and yet, somehow, this one girl managed to soften the edges he swore were too rough to be smoothed out. It still freaked him out, to be quite honest. He was just good at not showing it until he was alone - away from Dytto and the others, away from her.

But he didn't have time to delve into such a depressing train of thought because Farrah's smile was radiant and she was within reach. Nathan didn't hesitate to place his hands on her trim waist, fingers clutching her curvy hips as he pulled his girlfriend - really should not get such a damn kick out of being able to say that in his head when he couldn't say it out loud - much closer. "Actually, Miss Smarty Pants, she told me not to even bother, for your information," he retorted, amused at the animosity between the two girls. It was actually unfounded and hardly had much of a cause. They were just two competitive artists who happened to both be close to him in different ways. Neither of them had much of an actual reason to hate each other so passionately and yet...here they all were. "I missed you," came the absolutely unguarded blurt that had heat rushing to Nate's cheeks the second the words fell from his mouth. But he couldn't bring himself to take them back because...well, one, he was a man of his words. Two, he wasn't about to ruin his own street cred - even in public to stutter over some...sappy dialogue.

What he could do, however - and did - was lean down and kiss the girl in his arms. Wasn't like anyone else was going to see him being the sap that he was. Not even your own best friend, a traitorous voice in his head chimed in, but he adamantly refused to acknowledge it.


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Dytto's grin never faltered as Fred made himself comfortable in her room and laughing lightly at him, she pulled the box of Cheeze-its she had stashed on the second off-white chair and handed it to him. "Have at 'em!" As her friend proceeded to dig in, Dytto pulled her phone back out to her face, wondering only for a brief moment if Farrah was laying it on Nathan for interrupting her or if she was simply ignoring him since music was still playing. However, the texts she received both from Liam and Esperanza gave her pause. They both made her inquisitive and Dytto hated when she wasn't at least...partially in the know about things.

With Esperanza came, and inquisitiveness probably wasn't the correct term, an anxiety that Dytto could feel in her gut. A - and she hated the cliche phrase, but damn it if it didn't fit! - swam of butterflies were throwing a bitch fit in her stomach. Her flight-or-fight instincts on overdrive. Some part of her yearned to see those moments when Esperanza wasn't trying to put on some dramatic, abrasive show but smiling softer, being less harsh - being someone who honestly made Dytto smile. Like, really smile. The other part, the inquisitive, wondered about their future interactions. Now with Jon-Jon outta the way, she thought before instantly trying to find some part of her that regretted thinking it. But she couldn't. Shouldn't she feel bad that she thought one of the guys that she believed to be her friend had been in the way? Probably...but also, in the way of what, exactly? She had already decided - remained ever resolute - on not touching Esperanza. Not even looking at her too...too not like she's not supposed to. Right?

And with Liam came...wariness. Whenever they text one another, it was always teasing, sometimes taunting. Always - or at least, most of the time - flirty, seductive. Seeing who could get under the other's skin faster. It wasn't like Liam was a potential...anything more; Dytto hadn't even considered it and maybe yet needed to be added to that, but at the moment, she was very secure in admitting that she honestly was using him - as much as he was using her - for sex. Good sex. Great sex. Sex that had her more worn out than a cheer routine in the middle of a championship competition. Sex that had her ready to smoke a cigarette after a glass of wine and she neither drank wine nor smoked cigarettes. Barely even smoked weed - but the picture was clear. They provided each other pleasure. Which was why she had to eye her phone for a hot second, a suspicious eyebrow rose. What did this boy want from her now? And why did she have to actually consider whatever the fuck was on his mind, especially if such phrasing suggested she probably wasn't gonna be happy about it? Was it not enough that she rode him like a '63 only over 48 hours ago? The worst part of it was that she wouldn't even be surprised if it was a sexual thing, to be quite honest. It was her own fault, she eventually reasoned, as she typed out her responses before focusing on her current guest.

With great sexual prowess comes great burdens, after all.

To: Liam
As long as u dont ask 4 no 3sums w/ animals. #nevergonnahappen

To: Esper
Baby, wont u come my waaaaaaaaaayyyyy <3

She chuckled at Fred before chucking her long, red plaid vest off and onto the floor, before proceeding to crawl towards the game station on the television stand where she kept her collection of video games. "Talk is cheap, hot shot," she shot at Fred with a daring grin before gesturing towards the neat row of games. "Future loser's pick. And Nat should be on her way, but lemme check. Has to make you feel better after I whoop dat ass." It was all in good joking and she was always teasing when it came to Fred, even if she honestly thought he was the better gamer. He had skill and Dytto could admit it: she only had luck. Good luck, but luck nonetheless.

To: Black Widow
U here yet??

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: London Wellington Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Frederick Gains Character Portrait: William Richardson Character Portrait: Alex Turner Character Portrait: Holly Pines
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Interacting/Texting With: Holly, Dytto, Fred, Alex, Nate, Esper, Will ||Location: Senior Parking Lot <--> Wright Hall
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The twenty minute drive to school, while exhilarating, was uneventful. The weather was nice and warm something that, while not necessary since Natalya grew up riding in New York, was definitely pleasant. As she pulled into the senior lot and into an spot Natalya noticed that the first of the trucks drove in the same entrance she had just passed under. "Awesome! I made perfect time." Cutting the engine to her bike, Natalya lowered the centerstand and took off her helmet. Shaking out her hair and setting the helmet down she pulled a mirror out from under the seat. Quickly checking her lip she was glad to see that the injury didn't look as bad as it had that morning. Throwing the mirror back in it's spot, albeit after making sure her makeup wasn't smudged, she jogged out to where the three trucks had stopped, unsure where to park. "Yo, perfect timing." The windows already rolled down the driver of the truck closest to her nodded. "Yup, where do you want these parked?" Natalya quickly looked around the parking lot. Sadly, most of the spots closest to the buildings were filled. The Chase and Wright dorms both shared a parking lot that was currently filled with people rushing to finish unpacking. Looking at her watch Natalya sighed, 11:25, glancing around again she waved her hand to the left, to a large amount of parking spots left empty cause they were so far from the building. "There. It might be a bit of a walk but it'll be easier if they're all together. Make sure they're all side by side. You guys have the box right?" One of the other guys in a different truck called out a yes and Natalya smiled, leaning back to see the large box strapped down in the bed of the truck. 'Wonderful.' "Make sure you take it out and set it down gently. You guys all brought drinks and shit like I told you right? You're gonna be here at least another hour and you might have to drive them someplace else." The man who had spoken before waved off her questions. "Don't worry I got us covered. Go get your friends."

As the trucks drove off Natalya set out towards Wright Hall. She had arrived at exactly at 9am earlier and 5 of her cousins guys had been there to help her move in. With so many people it had taken a bit longer than the usual 45 minutes but it wasn't that big of a deal. While she had been there she had left Esper's two gifts, the two sets of keys and the card she got for London in her room. She wasn't really that close to the girl but she had gotten her something for two reasons. The first, while not that important, were how it would look to others. Natalya's gifts, after freshman and sophomore year, became legendary and tons of people gossiped about it every year. Most likely London would be there for the unveiling of the gifts, as she had been sophomore year, being a friend of Esper's and Natalya didn't have to imagine how it looked that she didn't give the Queen Bee a present. The second, and most important in Natalya's book, was that the girl had never been anything but friendly to her. Despite her status whenever Natalya was around the Queen Bee all she got was kindness, whether this was out of fear of Natalya or respect for Esper she didn't know but she appreciated it. She had also felt horrible giving presents to all of her friends and leaving London out so that had a bit of play in it too.

As she burst out of the elevator one of the first people she spotted was Holly and she smiled. The supervisor was walking out of the dorm across the hall from Natalya's and was talking with a younger student but that didn't stop her. "Holly! It's wonderful to see you." Natalya went over and pulled the woman into a hug, promptly ignoring the startled looking freshman. Her freshman year she had been extremely wary of the woman but after coming back from a fight and only getting a worried/disapproving response she seemed to relax around her. Holly smiled and hugged Natalya back. "Hey Sweetie, it's great to see you back!" Pulling away Natalya spoke quickly, obviously excited. "I know this is sudden but I need a favor. I need you to get three buckets of water down to the parking lot asap. I know it's short notice but it's for Dytto's birthday present. I couldn't wait till friday night so I brought them here!" Holly laughed but then sighed, a regretful look on her face. "I would love to help but I still have to help some of the girls moved in on the third floor. If you still need me, I should be free in thirty minutes or so." Natalya sighed and shook her head. "No, I have to do it right away. The guys who drove over here with the... Presents, wouldn't be happy to have to wait that much longer." Natalya caught herself, almost slipping up and giving a hint to the presents when people were around. "Anyways I gotta rush! See you later! Giving the woman another quick hug Natalya looked around and spotted three girls she knew, both sophomores. As she quickly explained to them what she needed done and where to find the buckets her phone chimed and she pulled it out, not even pausing in her explanation. 'Holy shit, everyone's messaged me...' After thanking the girls at least three times she shot out some texts.

To: Fred
Psh, I moved in at 9 am sharp. Guess what's coming early this year? You better be with Dytto and Nate.

To: Nate
You better not have left Dytto's room. I have plans set up. -.- <3

To: D-Mac
Don't leave your room. I'll come get you and the boys in 10.

To: Crazy Bitch <3
I'm coming to grab you. Presents are happening today in 15 minutes. London's included if she's with you.

To:Alex
Yo, you alive?

To: British Tea
That was set hours ago. I'll help you move in if you meet me in the parking lot in 15. Don't be late, the Queen wouldn't approve.

Natalya chuckled at her last message and headed towards her room. While Will was only a normal boy from England she always loved to tease him, though truly many of their summer talks had been her quizzing him on British culture. 'At least talking to him is never boring.' The two trips down in the elevator and across the parking lot to leave the rest of the gifts with the guys took exactly 10 minutes as she expected. Arriving back on the second floor of Wright hall Natalya quickly ran to Dytto's door and bangs on it three times, hard, before throwing it open. "Hurry up and get your asses downstairs! I'll go get Esper and meet you at the elevator!!!" Without waiting for an answer Natalya shot across the hallway, dodging around other people as she went. It was surprising how fast she could move in heel but then, she was probably the only girl who's dad made her do combat training in heels 'just in case'. Banging on Esper's door just as hard she flung it open, her excitement showing on her face. Even as she started to speak she looked around the room to see if London was there. "Come on! Time to go!!!" While Natalya could be one of the most cold-hearted, bitchiest people you will ever meet she could be a kind and generous person. She loved giving presents, she loved the looks of shock, sometimes horror, and happiness that people got when face with a truly heartfelt, meaningful gift. And Natalya, as her friends knew, didn't know how to NOT spend absurd amounts of money on gifts. Her family tradition was literally to try and outspend/gift each other, going so far that they had made it a game that they literally had scorecards for.

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Esperanza wanted to say something as London left, but nothing could come out of her mouth. She bit her lip, looking over at one of the bags near her suitcase. Now that no one was here, no one could judge her over obsession. Esper was a a huge fan of vinyls. She loved collecting them and then playing them when she was a sad little Latina. Somehow she got her hands on several good ones this summer, and she couldn't wait to hear how they sounded. She opened the reusable Trader Joes bag and pulled out a sleek black box. She turned around and stepped towards the dresser, placing it down by her laptop that she had unpacked earlier. Looking around for an empty plug, she bent down and jammed the black cord into the plug. She grinned as she pulled back out from under the desk. Her hands began rummaging through the bag for her vinyls. She delicately grabbed the five new vinyls and placed them by her other collection.

She smiled in approval as she had finally finished unpacking. She did a little happy tour jete and landed just by the closet, banging her head. "Ow Jesus fuck!" This was the second time that Esper had been clumsy today and that was totally uncool in her book. Esperanza Ramos was supposed to be a graceful dancer and cheerleader, not a clumsy gay. Well now that she was sort of out of the closet, she could technically refer to herself as gay. Esper made her way towards her phone, checking the several messages. The one from Russian Barbie made her groan. The girl had made it impossible for her to go to Dytto's now, since she had to go help her with the presents or whatever. Maybe, just maybe this was a good thing. Then she could keep her hands to herself, not look like a stammering idiot in front of the nerds that she probably had in her room. She inhaled sharply as she began to respond to the messages.

To Russian Barbie:
Girl, you cannot be serious. Presents so soon? I'll have my ass ready when you come.

To Dytto:
Change of plans, Russian Barbie's going to hand out presents. I'll still see you at the elevator, and you besta believe that I'll be coming your way afterwards.

To Farrah my Babe:
Duh, I think it's time we get you a boyfriend. I'm back to being a matchmaker after I dumped Jonnie's ass. There are plenty of fish in the sea. Just not any of the nerds, okay? Well I mean, maybe one of the nerds if they aren't Fredrick Gains.

Just as she finished the messages, Natalya poked her head in. She nearly fell over in shock. How the hell did that woman get here so fast? Did it take that long for Esper to unpack and marvel over her vinyl collection. "Yeah, yeah. I'll go get London, she's just next door," she commented before slipping out the door. "Oh, and nice to see you again. We'll catch up at the barbecue? I have something to tell you," she gave a faint smile before making her way to Katherine's room. Without knocking, she swung the door open. "Sorry to interrupt. Well actually no, I'm not sorry but that doesn't matter," she announced her presence with a genuine smile on her features. Not the fake one that she forced when Katherine was around. "Natalya's got her presents, since it's probably our last year of getting them. It would suck if you didn't come too London!" She pleaded, acting as if what had happened in their room not too long ago never happened. She looked at Katherine, suddenly putting two and two together. Natalya didn't like Katherine as well, so she probably wouldn't have any gifts for her. "Unless you want to stay with Katherine, that's cool," she shrugged. She looked out the door to where her friend was and smiled softly, "Either way, I'll see you both at the barbecue okay?" She gave a small wave to the pair before taking off. She hated running, but she had to do it all the time to stay in shape for her activities which totally sucked. Esper made her way to the elevator, looking behind her in hopes that the brunette beauty known as Dytto would come out of 2B. She winced at her own thoughts and sighed heavily. This was going to be a long year.

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Liam Nielsen Character Portrait: Katherine Arnault Character Portrait: Frederick Gains
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Nathan only grinned down at Farrah's face when their lips parted, tucking a few strands of hair behind her left ear gently. He had to learn to ignore the faces she made whenever Dytto somehow made her way into their conversation. It was always an awkward situation to be placed in, which was the other reason why he was perfectly fine with keeping them a secret for just a bit longer. Dytto might actually kill him.

The other dancer was usually much chiller than that and her carefree, don't-give-an-absolute-fuck-about-anything-that'll-cause-me-drama attitude was renown in their group. Sure, she liked hearing drama from time to time, but if Dytto could help it, she would remove herself from it or dispel it from her mind as quickly as she could so as not to linger on the issue. It was unhealthy just as much as it was healthy, but he doubted she would handle the situation well. Nate remembered their earlier years at Crossroads, Dytto's misery. It had fostered a bit of hatred towards anyone who was involved and, despite the fact that she admitted that Farrah had never touched her nor even acknowledged her back then, her fellow dancer was hated. The abhorrence was strong with this one and it should have been enough to keep Nathan on the frenemies-with-benefits track like he was supposed to. But it gives you such a thrill, should not still be the unspoken truth.

"Probably not long," he answered honestly just in time for his phone to vibrate in his back pocket. Sighing heavily and thinking it was probably Dytto since she had kept going back to her phone all morning back when she helped him check-in, he pulled it out only to see Nat's text. It made him roll his eyes and chuckle quietly before meeting Farrah's eyes once more. "Well. Duty calls. Apparently, I gotta go. Dee's other half just got here," he said and kissed Farrah's forehead gently. He turned to at least reach for the door when he heard heels stomp excited into the apartment from the other side, willing himself to be silent and not move. "Shit," he swore as he heard Natalya's unnecessarily loud and excited voice and her bang against Dytto's door. He waited until he heard those same heels leave just as quickly as they came before glancing over his shoulder at Farrah, "I'll text you after class.", and then hurried out, closing the door quietly behind him.



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Dytto was cracking up at Fred's quick retort, moving to peruse through her collection for Fred's enjoyment but also to get out her second controller. She had earlier only pulled out one game controllers since Outlast was only a one-person game. It made her briefly made her wonder if the creators would change the interface to accommodate more than one, but she quickly shot that down. Having one player was what made it a heart-racing experience. "Uh huh, talk your shit, Gains," she said distractedly and finally found her second controller in the lower cabinet of her television stand. Her phone vibrated on the rug, but she chose to ignore it at the moment. Especially if it was Liam.

"You say something simple and chose Call of Duty?" She exclaimed, dramatizing her skepticism before tsking and shaking her head. "You must really want this ass-whooping." Dytto sorted back through the disk boxes as she had seen the game a second ago and then let out a small exclamation upon finding it again. As she proceeded to restart her game station's system and exchanging the disks, the sound of Fred digging his hand into the paper lined box ceased and his next question came. "Yeah, I did. I didn't kn - " Only a second later and there was a loud banging on her door, which for a second reminded Dytto of Nathan (despite knowing that he knew he could easily walk into her room at any given moment), and then Natalya's voice. Dytto whipped her head in the direction of the door and she rolled her eyes as Natalya decided to rush her. Well, them, since she had also been looking for Fred as well earlier. "This bitch...always tryna' give people heart attacks," she grumbled without actually meaning a thing by it.

Dytto quickly rose to her feet, raking her fingers through her straightened hair and fixing her snapback so that it was no longer backwards on her head. She had flipped it in the middle of watching Nate play - who, by the way, was taking too damn long and she wouldn't be surprised if Farrah had pissed him while acquiescing to his demands for quieter music since there was literally silence from the wall now. As she slipped her feet back into her black Aquazurra sandals (they were heels, for some reason, most people called them sandals and Dytto really didn't feel like arguing about it) and picked up her red vest, she also grabbed her phone and glanced at Fred. "Rain check on your ass kicking. We've been summoned," she told him on a playful wink and pulled her red vest back on, allowing it to fall freely down to her ankles. She glanced back down at her phone to see messages from Liam, Esperanza and Katherine. Two made her roll her eyes; only one made her smile. And aren't you turning into a sappy ass bitch, some part of her brain taunted and Dytto chose to ignore it, grabbed a hold of Fred's arm while reaching for her set of dorm keys, and then heading out of her dorm to see Nate standing in the hallway. Her head tilted to the side for a moment before Dytto closed her door behind them, locking it.

"You just leaving her room," she questioned sardonically, suspiciously, as she continued to walk past him so that Nate and Fred could follow. A scent hit her as she passed him and Dytto wrinkled her nose ponderingly "No, just coming back from the bathroom," he lied without falter, nodding to Fred again, and proceeded to follow the brunette as she appeared to be typing on her cell. "Smelling like you've been dumped in a trashcan filled with nothing but perfume?" Was her next inquiry and not one to usually stumble at the face of Dytto's quick fire questions, Nate responded with "Not my fault that apparently, you live with a lot of girls who flooded your damn bathroom with this shit." His Brooklyn accent became much clearer in his defense of himself and Nate didn't have to see Dytto's face to know that she either didn't trust him or didn't care. So, he turned his attention to Fred. "What's up with her? You kick her ass or something?" Dytto hated losing, but she also wasn't taking Nathan's bait either. And he still couldn't see her face. Her hair fell like a curtain of chestnut silk as she punched out a few responses on her phone, her heels click-clacking against the white linoleum floor.

To: Esper
Can't wait

To: Liam
1, ew. 2, ew. And 3, the difference between animals & Kat is dat 1 of dem is cute. And it damn sure ain't her

To: Katherine
Try again

It didn't take long to reach the elevator and when she did, a small smirk was on Dytto's face because she was taking in both her best friend and Esper. Though, her gaze was mostly on the cheerleader and Dytto ran her fingers through her hair, twisting her fingers on a few strands as she eyed Esperanza surreptitiously. After all, she said she wouldn't touch. Said nothing about not looking. Nate had to laugh to himself, just a bit and quietly, at that. He knew all about Dytto's little "innocent" crush on Esperanza and always found it interesting with the two interacted. Dytto was good at being cool and detached, just not when this one was around. "This better be a bomb ass present for you to be banging on people's doors like you've lost your mind," Dytto stated distractedly, flitting her gaze to Natalya with a warm smile, before her gaze returned to Esperanza. Who honestly shouldn't show that much long. Like, honestly - that's not fair. How was Dytto not supposed to envision getting her hands all over that smooth, tanned, untouchable skin. Honestly, unfair and unjust torture. "Hey, gorgeous. Don't you look all tanned and glorious!" She greeted her, dragging her eyes up to meet Esperanza's, her tongue peeking out to wet her bottom lip. Nate had to cough into his fist to avoid a snicker.

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Maybe it was a good thing that London didn't come, but it still kind of hurt when she thought about it. She knew exactly how London felt between her and Katherine now. She desperately wanted everyone to be friends, but that would never work. Even the statement sounded so hypocritical when she herself could not stand some of her friends' friends. She closed her eyes, thoughts running through the Latina's head. She really didn't know how she was going to survive this year without all the money that her friends hand. It was true that Esper was really poor, only here on a scholarship. She knew that literally all the A-Listers were rich and had some sort of fame. Esper lived a lie, that her father was a famous Latino director. No one gave a shit anyway about celebrities outside of America anyway, so it was easy to lie. She thought about getting a job, but she probably would only end up working at McDonald's and become a laughing stock.

She pursed her lips, opening her eyes to see her walk down the hallway. "Fuck," she breathed. It was obvious that the girl was checking her out to a certain degree. Perhaps the only reason she wore this outfit was to leave some impression if she ran into Dytto. Or maybe she wanted to wear the outfit to mourn the loss of her summer; wearing black would symbolize a fake funeral that she'd never attend. Normally she'd be smirking when anyone checked her out, but now she couldn't do anything but tense up. Her dark orbs rested on the girl's, not really caring that there was a nerd behind her. She wasn't a huge fan of the nerds, because all they did was play video games or some shit like that. Esper did love playing a little Call of Duty or The Last of Us on her brother's Xbox. She tried her best not to scowl, but the signature look of Esperanza Ramos filled her features. If she had to hang out with them, it would be hard to keep her cool. Especially when her heart is beating faster than Eminem's crazy sped up verse in Rap God.

"Hi," she said with a big grin on her face. She silently cursed herself for softening up a bit. Esper had a reputation as someone who was never slightly cheerful in public. Her eyes narrowed as she looked over at the other guy. The look on his features were amused and it pissed Esper off. He seemed to know something that she didn't about what was happening. She merely rolled her eyes before turning back to Dytto. "She's right, I mean I would expect something extravagant since it's our senior year," she commented, crossing her arms. "But I'll wait until later before ripping your eyes out," a playful smirk escaped her lips as she said those words. On Dytto's comment, she felt her cheeks heat up. If she could, she would slap herself. So she looked down, quickly waiting for her flustered nature to die down. Esper looked back up, tilting her head slightly, "Ugh, thanks but I would have preferred to have spent getting a tan on the Mexico beaches. My papa thought it would be a great idea to spend it camping, it was gross," she huffed. She eyes the girl, taking her features in. The girl truly was extremely attractive, and if there weren't other people around she doubt she would be able to control herself. Her mind kept telling her to play it cool, so she stepped towards her. She placed an arm around her waist in an one armed embrace. She didn't know if the brunette would be okay with it. It was supposed to be a friendly gesture, but she didn't want to make it awkward. Almost too quickly, she slipped back over to where she was standing before. The nervous look that was on her visage had disappeared, "How was your summer?" she inquired.

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: London Wellington Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Liam Nielsen Character Portrait: Frederick Gains Character Portrait: William Richardson
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Location: Wright Hall, Floor 2, Room B || Mood: Excited || Outfit: XX

Frederick was more than ready to kick Dytto's ass. He had been practicing all summer and he had new techniques that he knows that she has never seen before. He kept a good grip on the controller, excited to play with one of his favorite second players. He knew he was going to enjoy this as much as she was. Just then his phone buzzed as well as Dytto's. But her phone was always buzzing. People were always trying to get in contact with Miss Dee. Checking the message, he saw that Natalya was making sure that Fred was with Nate and Dytto. Well Nathan had just walked out for reasons Fred was not aware of.

Dytto was finally going to answer his question about Jonnie's absense, but that was when the Russian thought it would be best bang on the door and let herself in. Excitedly exclaiming that the two of them needed to join her downstairs. The gamer rolled his eyes and set the controller down. Dytto called for a reign check which caused him to laugh. "You weren't ready for this ass whopping anyway." he said, throwing back her own competitive remark.

They left the bedroom and Nathan rejoined him. Frederick smiled. Dytto on the other hand immediately started interrogating his whereabouts. Fred did not see the big deal, but he was not going to be in the middle of his conversation. Nathan did not seem to get that and tied her crabbiness to getting beaten in a game. Frederick laughed a little. "Didn't get the chance. Natalya came running in and summoned both of us."

The three of them made it downstairs where a lot of people were starting to gather. That was when Frederick started to understand what was going on. This was consistent every year. Natalya buys all her friends expensive gifts and expects no payment in return. "You interrupted Dytto's ass kicking, Nat. This has to be good." he said, with a charming smile and humor in his tone.




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Location: Wright Hall, Floor 2, Room A || Mood: Annoyed || Outfit: XX

Farrah thought they would have much longer than what they were given. As soon as Nathan spoke, his phone went off. The dancer was not pleased to hear that her boyfriend was being dragged away by the dumb Russian blonde. She kept that to herself. Nathan happened to be friends with that girl and upsetting him with her rude comment was not in the plan. With a kiss to her forehead, he pulled away and turned to leave. But the Russian barged in the dorm and obviously went to collect the witch next door. When Nathan said it was safe, he said his farewell and stepped out. Farrah gave a half-hearted wave and turned to sit on her bed.

She took hold of her phone and released that Esper and Liam both messaged her. Esperanza's text worried the dancer. There was no need for her best friend to find her anyone. Farrah was already dating someone, but Esper did not know that. A sigh escaped her. This secret relationship was going to be much harder than anticipated.

To: Esper Darling
I don't have time for boyfriends. We are co captains in our senior year. I would much rather focus on ending up as national championships than someone's girl

That was a lie. If she could figure out a way to spend as much time with Nathan as she spent dancing then she would.

To: Liam
Oh please. Don't act like the Goldon Boy. Where was the extended invitation to help me move in, Mr. 'I was here at 7 in the morning'

Shaking her head in amusement, she laid on her bed. She just wanted to kill some time. She did not want to see everyone gathered around some tattooed chick, accepting gifts. Farrah played some music and just stayed in her bed.




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Location: Chase Hall, Floor 2B, Room C || Mood: Excited || Outfit: XX

William was happy for some help. Liam was not here yet, but there was no rush. There was still and hour or two to kill before everyone needed to be mingling outside at the barbeque. Will was rather excited to reunite with his friends there. He had missed hem. Being in England for his entire summer with no opportunities to see anyone is rather saddening. But he was back in the United States ready to make this the best year yet. His phone buzzed and it was from Miss Russia. He smiled and glanced over it before laughing.

Every time she wanted him to do anything she uses the queen against him. Will has only met the Queen once. It does not work on him. But he will go to the parking lot to see what was so important. There was no harm in getting some fresh air and seeing his friends.

To: Russian
This has to be good, Nat. I had to hang up on the Queen

No harm in going along with the joke. He needed to send Liam a quick text so that he knew not to come to his dorm.

To: Liam
There has been a change of plans. I will just see you at the barbeque

Grabbing his keys, he left his room and headed downstairs. On his way down, he received a message from London. He was glad that she was still nice to him, despite his friendship with Liam. He would be sad to lose one of his other favorite royal.

To: London
My stuff is in my room, if that is what you mean.

Moving in was still a slow process he would have to get back to after dealing with Natalya. When he got outside, he saw that he was clearly not the only person out there. Nat must have something big planned. He went closer to the crowd, smiling politely at some of the faces he recognized.

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Frederick Gains Character Portrait: William Richardson Character Portrait: Alex Turner
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Interacting/Texting With: Dytto, Fred, Alex, Nate, Esper, Will, Grigori (NPC) ||Location: Senior Parking Lot (Across the parking lot from the Wright and Chase Buildings)
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"Yeah, yeah. I'll go get London, she's just next door," Despite knowing that meant London was in the airhead's room Natalya just nodded, a big smile on her face. "Oh, and nice to see you again. We'll catch up at the barbecue? I have something to tell you." Natalya rolled her eyes though her smile never left her face. "Of course! Now hurry up!"As Esper went to one of the other rooms in their dorm, the one she assumed to be Katherine's, Natalya stood next to door that lead out of their dorm. Bouncing up and down in excitement she peaked out to see Dytto and Fred emerging from her room just as Esper walked past her and down the hall. Rushing out after her Natalya practically skipped which caught the attention of a group of Junior nearby. Shooting them an evil smile to make up for her unsual amount of happiness the girls quickly looked away. Just as Natalya chuckled at her little accomplishment Dytto and the boys walked up to them. Turning to press the elevator button Natalya looked back as Dytto spoke. "This better be a bomb ass present for you to be banging on people's doors like you've lost your mind" Esper chimed in right after her. "She's right, I mean I would expect something extravagant since it's our senior year" And Fred was quick to add a comment in as well. "You interrupted Dytto's ass kicking, Nat. This has to be good." Natalya laughed, a devious look in her eyes. "I'll be lucky if you're not banging on my head after you get your wicked sweet present. And sweetheart you have no idea. Also, Fred we both know she was about to kick your ass." For a moment Natalya let her eyes wander over Nate's physique as he approached with the others but her eyes skipped away just as quickly. Just as the elevator doors opened Natalya felt her phone vibrate in her pocket and pulled it out as she and her friends stepped in. She chuckled at Will's text and sent a quick reply.

To: British Tea
Oh it's good. I'm on my way down. I'll grab you on our way out.

As the elevator opened and they exited the building Natalya noticed the crowd as she put her phone back in her pocket. She had expected this of course. After asking sophomores for help it was obvious they would tell a few people but Natalya definitely had underestimated the rate at which information like this would travel. Shrugging Natalya looked around the crowd, as she started across the parking lot. Once they were a good halfway across the parking lot Natalya spotted Will. Letting out a whistle she waved him over and then headed towards the trailers, the small crowd parting for them in a manner that had Natalya chuckling again. Shaking her head she let her excitement fall away for a second, glancing back to see if Will had joined the group or not, as she touched her lip gently. 'It's still just as fun but I really wish I wasn't doing it now just to distract them from the fact that I look like someone beat me up...' Natalya had been known to get into fights (both in school and out) but never before something important, like the first day of school, and she always made sure her friends never saw the worst of her injures. Sadly a busted lip was hard to hide, unlike the bruise on her left arm from using it to block a blow, so she put on a smile and hurried the last few feet past the crowd. Making it within the vicinity of the trailers Natalya saw that all five guys now stood outside of the three trailers that were parked in a neat row. The next moment she spotted the three sophomores she had asked for help, each with buckets full of cold water at their feet and looking at the guys nervously. Three of the five were on the bigger, and definitely buff side, the other two having being muscled in a far more subtle way, and all five had at least a couple tattoos.

Letting a smirk slide onto her face Natalya stalked over to one of the bigger guys, who happened to be the one she had chatted with earlier. "You didn't have to get out of the trucks you know. It's just a school." Before the man could answer one of the other guys shrugged. "It's not a problem Boss, Grigori here felt nervous once the crowd started to gather so we decided to stretch our legs." Natalya shot a sharp look at the man that obviously screamed 'Not Here' .The man's Russian accent was thick and at that moment Natalya was glad that her own was at least partially masked by her Boston accent. While she knew most people would assume she had hired the guys the use of the title Boss could raise questions. The man she spoke to, know known to be Grigori, cleared his throat and spoke up quickly. "You want us to get back in the trucks?" Natalya pursed her lips and then looked at the man who had spoken up before. "My friend Alex isn't here from what I can tell so go bring that one back. The rest of you can stay out, I'll need three of you anyways." Natalya motioned to the trailer that she knew had Alex's present in it and then watched as the guy nodded and turned to leave. Satisfied Natalya turned to look at her friends, her smile reappearing. "Okay! So, for those of you who aren't used to this let me tell you the rules. There are no refusals, no returns, and no regrets! I worked really hard to get you all things I know you'll love. I don't want to hear complaints about cost. As much as I love you, I will kill you. They're birthday presents, you're my friends, and this is senior year! Also, I enjoy this just as much as you guys enjoy using your gifts afterwards so don't ruin it for me." Laughing Natalya headed over to grab the first gift.

Going over to where two large boxes sat, though one was extremely larger than the other, Natalya lifted a gift box about the size of book off the top of the larger one and walked over to Esper. Handing the girl the box Natalya watched as the girl lifted the lid off. Inside were two jewelry boxes, a purple Ipod (That wasn't supposed to be released for another two months) and a stack of iTunes gift cards worth $2000. Natalya quickly put a few steps between her and Esper as the, known to be violent, Latino girl reached for the jewelry boxes. Inside the first was a simple necklace with a two carat diamond on a 18 karat white gold chain. The second held another necklace, this one being far less simple. It was, as the man selling it had said, a one-of-a-kind diamond pendant showcasing an exceptional fancy yellowish green pear shape diamond adorned by a double halo of petite brilliant white diamonds and fancy pink diamond accents set in a modern 18 karat white and rose gold design. The 2 carat,pear shaped diamond in the center was what had caught Natalya's attention and as such had been the main reason for it's price of 42 thousand dollars. Looking up at Esper's face Natalya hesitated to get too excited. This was the first year she had gone over the 10 grand mark so she didn't know how the girl would react.




Going to get the next present Natalya decided to grab the smaller of the two large boxes, figuring that it would be a little less of a punch in the gut since only Will would know how much they truly cost. Carrying it over carefully Natalya set it down in front of the Brit and smiled. "Go ahead!" As she knew, inside the box were six gifts in total. The most expensive was the antique, Arthur Stone Sterling Silver Tea Set. 'Though now that I think about it all of the tea might have been more expensive...' The tie, since Natalya honestly couldn't remember, was the box that filled the entire bottom half of the gift box. After finding a Chinese tea website Natalya had called them and ordered a 200 gram (7 oz.) bag of every type of tea they had, which now filled the box. There were also two more antique tea sets, a Green Toile Porcelain Tea Set, a Black Totem Japanese Tea Set, a stack of iTunes gift cards, and an iPod (the same model as Esper's) in blue. As Will looked through the items Natalya spoke. "I know that some people don't use the antiques so I wanted to get you some normal ones too. You would not believe how hard it is to find non-girly tea sets..." Though she was smiling, uncertainty was definitely present in Natalya's gaze. Will and her had only started talking this past summer and weren't that close. She had tried to tone back but had gotten carried away and excited while shopping online for him and it had lead to this.




Figuring she would go on with the boxes Natalya asked two of the guys to grab the huge box and carry it over to where her friends were. As they set it in front of Fred she looked between him and the box, that looked like it could fit ten 60" flat screen TVs in it, and wiggled her eyebrows. "You ready?" Just to make it difficult on him Natalya had actually tied a bow and wrapped the huge box, her efforts apparent as there were three types of wrapping paper covering it. Inside was a treasure trove of gifts. Fred was very hard to shop for expensively so she had decided to go quantity=quality. Inside was another bow that heal an actual 60" flat screen TV in it. Other than that there was an Xbox One, a PlayStation 4, four extra controllers for each console, five headsets (those things break wicked fucking easy) that are compatible with both systems, a green Ipod that, just like Esper's, wasn't supposed to come out for another two months. Not stopping there, there was a large stack of gift cards tied together with a ribbon. The stack was quite large and contained ten thousand dollars of Game Stop Gift Cards, two thousand of iTunes, ten thousand dollars in Barnes and Nobles Gift Cards, and five thousand dollars of cards to his favorite local coffee shop. "Two guys will be coming by with a stand for the TV and the gaming systems tomorrow. I had it custom made to where it would fit the TV and Systems on top and the two shelves are both tall enough to hold games. Oh, and I had them make it taller, which three shelve, but not as wide so it would stick close to he wall and not take up a ton of room." As Fred looked through the gift cards she laughed at the coffee shop one. "You would not believe the look on her face when I told her to ring up five grand of gift cards this morning. She had to ring it up as eight separate orders"




Natalya rushed over to Nate, a huge smile on her face, and held out a small box to him. As the box moved it jingled and inside there was a key, an iPod, and a stack of iTunes gift cards. Once Nate had opened the box and looked at Natalya she rushed over to one of the two trailers that was still there. After getting a confirming nod, Natalya yanked the door up, garage style, and ran in. Having prepared for this there was a black cloth that concealed her, and the gift from sight. A few moments later she came out, pushing a 1963 Harley Davidson DuoGlide FLH along at her side. As she walked it over to him she smiled, knowing he would have instantly recognized the bike. After all it was the type Wolverine rode in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Nate loved Wolverine almost as much as Natalya loved music... Maybe a little less than that but still, he was obsessed. "Not only is this the same type of bike but is the actual bike from the movie. It was really hard to find and even harder to convince them to sell it but here it is. AND, you have another present but you can't have it until I can talk to you and Dytto alone." She handed the bike over to him with a smirk.




This one excited Natalya the most, something she made obvious as she jumped in excitement before scurrying away from Nate. Going into the second trailer, after lifting the door, Natalya revved the engine and drove the Redish-Purple Lamborghini Gallardo out of the trailer. Jumping out Natalya looked at Dytto with an excited, goofy face. "Don't move! Watch this!" Jumping away from the car, closing the door, and running over to Dytto's side she clutched her best friend's hand in excitement. Grigori who, along with two of the other guys, was now holding one of the buckets full of water. Giving him a quick nod Natalya focused her attention on Dytto's face as they dumped the water onto the war making it appear to wash the paint away to reveal a wicked sweet paint job. "It's thermo-chromatic paint! Whenever the car gets wet it changes back and forth! As if to set an example one of the guys dumped what little water was left in his bucket on the car and a splash of the maroon reappeared. Sitting inside the car on the passenger seat was, of course, a purple iPod and it's paired gift cards. "If you can believe it I think your other gift is cooler."

Prices (cause I had them xP)
Arthur Stone Sterling Silver Tea Set - 37.5k
Tea Set Link "Antique" - 4.2k
Tea Set Link "Tea Sets" - 14.5k
Green Toile Porcelain Tea Set - $120
Black Totem Japanese Tea Set - $35
Fred's Gifts - About 35k (sorry, I wasn't searching all that again xD)

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Frederick Gains
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After the awkward encounter with Dytto, Esperanza wanted to just poof. Hanging out with the underclassmen sounded like an excellent idea now. She felt her phone buzz in her bag, which caused her to flinch. As much as she wanted to check her messages, she was supposed to be getting all hyped up for Russian Barbie's presents. The girl's comeback to Fred was completely amusing. The girl burst out laughing, nearly falling over again as she stepped on the ground weirdly, causing her foot to wobble. She cursed under her breath as she finally stood in a balanced position. "Woah there, as much as I love your spunk. You're threatening to take away the title of Queen Bitch, and we all know that's me," the Latina commented. "Bow down peasants-" Before she could continue, her phone buzzed again. She felt kind of bad for ignoring her previous message. so she checked her phone. The first message was from Farrah; she made a mental note to respond to her later. The next message, she rose a brow completely perplexed. "Holy fucking shit, Stephanie's not coming back this year," she gasped. Esper hated the head cheerleader. She thought she was too conceited and she also hated the fact that the bitch wanted to overthrow London as the Queen. Clearly London was the queen, and Esper was her sexy Latina sidekick. This year couldn't have started any better. With Jonnie gone, she was free to pursue whoever she wished. And now with Stephanie gone, they wouldn't have to do routines to Taylor Swift or some crappy artist like that. Stepping into the elevator, she began to respond to Farrah's message, humming LoveGame under her breath.

To Farrah my Babe:
Suit yourself, but I'm pretty damn sure this year will be great for us. Once I scare the freshmen shitless with my warm up routine, we'll be good to go.

It was true that Esper was known to be a hardcore captain. She wasn't afraid to become the more attractive Abby Lee Miller. She expected perfection, and she didn't want anything less. Luckily Farrah was there to balance out her cruelty, if Farrah wasn't there Esper would probably have killed every member of the dance team. Following Natalya out of the elevator, putting her phone away, she eyed the trucks suspiciously. Remembering what she had gotten in the past, it made Esper sick. She didn't deserve those presents. She wasn't exactly the bestest friend ever, but she tried. The thing that she hated the most was the fact that she had considered selling her gifts for money. It was selfish and cruel, but Esper needed the money. Not many of the kids in school understood what it was like to be poor like her. If she was a good person, she'd refuse it to prevent the temptation from consuming her; Esperanza Ramos was not a good person. She watched as the girl went to get the stuff. Her mouth opened and she shook her head in disbelief. $2000 worth of iTunes cards, an iPod that wouldn't be coming out for several months, and two necklaces that were probably worth double the price of her house and family car combined. "Russian Barbie, I literally knew it. You went way over the 10k mark. Not saying I'm mad," she chuckled, looking at the girl with a genuine smile. "Thank you, you're literally one of the greatest people I ever met, and that's probably the most positive thing I'll say about you," she continued. The girl had to keep it real. She didn't exactly know what to say when it came to positive things. She was surprised she could talk without stuttering.

Esperanza waited as everyone else got their presents. She didn't really care about the other people. Her arms were crossed, eyes not leaving the brunette beauty that somehow made her have a heart. Watching her was easily one of her favorite things to do. Not just for her undeniable beauty, but the fact that she was just a great person in general. As much as she wanted to see what that car looked like. She knew it would be more interesting to watch Dytto's reaction. Esper would probably vomit at the sight of the car anyway, since she knew that the car was way too expensive. She would love a nice car, if she actually deserved it. Her face softened a bit as she sighed quietly. "Rich people," she breathed.

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Esperanza Ramos Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Liam Nielsen Character Portrait: Frederick Gains Character Portrait: Joseph Grant
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"Now, you see what you've done," Nathan demanded, though his tone was still as lax and seemingly unbothered as ever. Once the barbecue's beginning was announced, mostly anyone who had either been involved in or witnessed Natalya's "gift-bearing ritual" went their separate ways. Most, considering they were students who would obviously go where there was free food, went to the barbecue in lieu of the long line that was sure to form. Others, like the staff members Natalya had brought on to campus or simply students who would not be bothered by interactions with classmates they could do without, just left campus. Nate gestured to Dytto, who seemed to be practically vibrating in the driver's seat of her new Lamborghini. "She's like the freakin' Energy Bunny now!"

"Bitch, don't kill my vibe," Dytto sang, hands on the wheel as she debated whether or not she would take the car for a spin. As much as she liked barbecues and she always caved to the allure of honey barbecue ribs, or even a bomb burger, she could always go pick something up. Not because she didn't like the school's food, but because she honestly loved driving. The simple truth of the matter was that she had been debating whether or not she was going to allow Bernard to purchase her another vehicle. He had said something about wanting both her and Katherine to have cars that they could share or simply have back-ups - whatever reason he came up with the idea that any one person needed more than one car still alluded her, but she wasn't going to deny a good vehicle - on any given day. Now, she didn't have to worry about feeling bad for having him spend money on her. Since... well, someone else beat him to it. Not to mention it had a wicked fucking paint job that totally did not make her jump up and down like a damn loon. Because, Dytto would never do that, absolutely not. Too cool for that.

"But still, as much as I love it, you know I'm gonna have to send this home. Can't take up two parking spaces," Dytto acknowledged ruefully to her best friends, climbing out of the Lamborghini and closed the door behind her in favor of leaning back against. It took her a second later to turn a look to Nathan as she said, "And I like how you're talking shit considering you're still leaning against that thing like you're actually Logan. All you need is a cigar and you'll have it made." Not to mention the tragic backstory, she almost quipped, but then again, he already did. Which was why Dytto kept her damn mouth shut. Either Nate didn't notice her almost slip or didn't care enough at the moment because he grinned at her a second later. "Says the girl who's all heart eyes over a damn car and she barely even likes anything less than an SUV." She only stuck her tongue out at him and he stayed propped up against his new bike, a bit happier than he was going to admit to either of his friends.

"But also, how the hell is anyone supposed to get you a present after this?" Nate inquired with a raised brow, standing straight when he noticed more students heading in the direction of the barbecue. Dytto hummed in agreement. "Yeah, some of us don't have money coming out of our asses here," she complained, wincing in faux reproach at the look Nathan tossed her. "Says the girl with the thousand dollar television," he reminded her. "Not my money." Nathan only rolled his eyes before turning his attention solely on Natalya. He did, though, bite out at a "Shut up!" Dytto pouted and muttered, "Okay, okay," and pulled out her phone to see messages from her friends, but also to figure out where Fred had disappeared to since she had lost him in her earlier excitement. Esperanza too, but Dytto was pretty sure she'd catch that eye candy back at the barbecue.

To: Liam
The answer is no. U want a 3some? Try finding sum1 I actually want. Never her. Not even I was drunk

To: Joe
B there soon

To: Fred
Where u go?

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Character Portrait: Dytto Devereux Character Portrait: Farrah Hart Character Portrait: Nathan Hale Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Liam Nielsen Character Portrait: Frederick Gains Character Portrait: Eloise Tailer
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Location: Barbeque || Mood: Content || Outfit: XX

Frederick could not believe the gift Natalya gave him. This was greater than anything he has ever gotten in his entire life. There was so much that he was almost speechless. When it was handed over to him, he practically choked out his thank you. The nerd continue to geek over the endless amount of gaming opportunities with the new consoles, games, and gift cards he just got. He stayed through the end of the gift giving. Everyones gifts were both thoughtful and expensive. He could not imagine What he would have to get the Russian to make up for this. But he would think about it later. Freddy took his gift and headed back to his room. He wanted to put it away and then join everyone at the barbeque. He was starving and food was an absolute must.

It wasn't long before everything was put away and he headed back down the to where everyone was. But he was taking his time. Dytto texted him, wondering where he was.

To: Dytto
I put my systems away. I'm headed to the barbeque now.

With that message sent, he continued on his way. It wasn't long before he had another buzz. Dytto was a fast texter, always stuck to her phone, but that was unreasonable fast. He saw that it came from Eloise. He smiled softly and quickly tapped away at a response.

To: Ellie
On my way!

Frederick saw everyone mingling at the barbeque. First he spotted Dytto and Nathan with Natalya. Probably talking about her need to buy expensive gifts. He was going to join them, but then he saw Ellie at a table by herself. He hadn't seen her all summer or talked to her much. They were friends and it would be nice to catch up again. He headed toward her table and then sat down across from her. He smiled brightly. "Hey Ellie! How's it hanging?"




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William could not believe that the Russian had bought him some many different tea sets and a billion different types of tea leaves. There was endless possibilities when it came to tea now. He was more than excited to try this right away. But he wanted the first cup to be with the person that bought it for him. After classes this afternoon, he would ask her to come hang out in his room so they can have some tea. When Farrah wasn't around of course. She would get the second cup. Speaking of which, he hadn't heard from her since she told him that he was on his own from moving in. As Will pulled his phone out to message her, someone tapped his shoulder. "Excuse me? Can you help me? I'm looking for a Brit."

William and Farah laughed before hugging each other. Best friends united after an entire summer away from each other. Once they pulled from the embrace, Farrah crossed her arms and looked over him. "So how was the Queen?" She asked, knowing full well that he did not see the Queen this summer. "Well. In fact, she insisted on meeting you. How's the President?" Farrah waved his hand dismissively. "Always requesting my dancing. I turned him down. Again." hey both managed to keep a straight face, before breaking out into laughter once again. The dancer ran her fingers through her hair and glanced over at Natalya, Dytto, and Nathan. The two people she hated surrounding her boyfriend. How lovely? He had such a great taste in human beings. William caught her glaring and snapped his fingers. "If you keep staring, it won't be a secret anymore." Will told her. Farrah just rolled her eyes and peeled her gaze away from her mancandy of a boyfriend.

She caught sight of Liam and smiled bright before looking back at William. "Let's go entertain to the king." Will chuckled a little before following after the dancer. They stood close to Liam, who was talking to Joe. Farrah kept her arms crossed not really attempting to be friendly. Will on the other hand smiled bright. "Hey Liam, Joe." He said, making up for Farrah's unfriendliness. He never understood why she never attempted to make friends with people. It would save her a world of trouble.

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Esperanza hated to be in big crowds of people that she disliked; that was what she felt every single day of her life. After the gifts she had returned to her room to hide her two necklaces because she constantly feared someone stealing her stuff. At the same time she was up there, she debated changing, feeling as if her outfit was too prone to get her sweaty. She didn't really have anything good to wear. Since today was all about good impressions, she's go to her athletic gear and cheerleader uniform later. Placing her hat down by her bed, she picked up her sunglasses, peering out of her window. Sure enough, the barbecue had started and Esper knew she just had to get her ribs before some asshole got to them first. She closed the curtain, turning on her heels once again and sauntering out of her room.

The whole way down through Wright Hall felt like a breeze, no one was inside to look at her so she could actually smile without getting odd looks. She hated her genuine smile because it made her look cheerful. Sure she was comfortable with smiling when she was around close friends, but otherwise the only smile that will come out of her lips is a smirk. As she walked across the lawn, she saw a few of her friends. They seemed pretty occupied and she didn't want to bother them until she got her food. Esper made her way towards where all the food was, helping herself to some barbecue ribs and potato chips. After she was satisfied with the amount of food on her plate, she searched for the closest person to her.

She saw Farrah in the distance with Will. Shrugging to herself, she made her way towards them. Her eyes narrowed as she noticed the familiar figures of Liam and Joe. Both of them were not good in her book. Liam shattered London's heart, and Esper swore that she would get revenge. She had not come up with a scheme yet, but she knew that once he did he would regret breaking her best friend's heart. And then there was Joe, who was way to nice for Esper to stand. She'd talk to her best friend later, when she was far away from those blockheads. She turned away from the group, curling her lips distastefully as she maneuvered through the lines of people that were coming in her direction. Most had the nerve to stay in her way, others who she had probably beaten up or had been warned stayed clear. The effect the girl had on others was intimidating, but she couldn't stop the leering from horny teenage boys.

Her attention was brought to a certain trio in the crowd that consisted of Russian Barbie, Dytto the girl who couldn't seem to leave the Latina's thoughts, and Nate. She was impressed she still remembered his name. She popped a few chips into her mouth as she sauntered towards the group. "Yo, you kiddies mind if I join you?" she inquired in a light voice, licking the salt off of her lips. "My other friends are either with people I hate or aren't around," she continued but those weren't the only reasons. She had hoped as soon as the male left Russian Barbie and Dytto alone with her, she could just come out to them to save the trouble of hiding it throughout the school year. She came out to London and she seemed cool with it, why wouldn't either of them have the same reaction. There was also a small hope that maybe, just maybe if she came out of the closet she'd have a better chance of figuring out what she wanted to do with her attraction to Dytto based on her reaction.

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Natalya smiled as her friends fawned over their gifts. Esper had taken it particularly well. "Russian Barbie, I literally knew it. You went way over the 10k mark. Not saying I'm mad. Thank you, you're literally one of the greatest people I ever met, and that's probably the most positive thing I'll say about you." At that Natalya had promptly stuck out her tongue. "Love you too Esper, and I never said I would stay under ten grand you guys just assumed that I would. You all got cheap presents last year for a reason." A two and a half grand max spending range might be a lot for some people but not for Natalya.

Fred, on the other hand, had been speechless. Technically his had costed the least so to see him so happy with it Natalya was proud of herself. Will had pretty much been in the same boat only he had been far more shocked. Since they had only really started to become friends over the summer through texts and Skype calls Natalya could understand the shock but she had shrugged, responding with a casual, "You're my friend. All my friends are family. Family members get birthday presents." She knew that, at least to her, it meant a lot more than that but she wasn't the type to make a big deal of it.


Once their crowd had dispersed and most of her other friends had went to put their gifts away Natalya was left with Nate and Dytto. After a quick, whispered, conversation with Grigori Natalya smirked and punched the man on the shoulder. "Haha, see you later." As the guys all loaded back into the trucks and left Natalya walked over to where Nate and Dytto were. "Now, you see what you've done? She's like the freakin' Energy Bunny now!" Dytto's response was quick. "Bitch, don't kill my vibe" Natalya laughed and rolled her eyes, watching the two quarrel. But still, as much as I love it, you know I'm gonna have to send this home. Can't take up two parking spaces." Natalya raised a brow at Dytto. "You don't think I would have thought of that? My Dad donated 250 grand to the school to wipe the fights off my record and get all three of us a second parking spot for the year. School gets a new tennis court and my dad doesn't have to worry about bribing a college to overlook my fighting habits. Well at least not right away. Of course I had to promise to keep the fights in school to a minimum... I think he said no more than three.." Natalya shrugged, her father had tacked it on to her birthday present last year, trying to make his present better than her uncle's so it hadn't even been something she had to ask for. Seeing as stuff like this was normal Dytto went right back to her tiff with Nathan. "And I like how you're talking shit considering you're still leaning against that thing like you're actually Logan. All you need is a cigar and you'll have it made." Natalya followed the verbal battle as if it was a tennis match, her eyes skipping from one person to the other. "Says the girl who's all heart eyes over a damn car and she barely even likes anything less than an SUV." She only stuck her tongue out at him and he stayed propped up against his new bike, a bit happier than he was going to admit to either of his friends.

"But also, how the hell is anyone supposed to get you a present after this?" As the two suddenly turned their attention on her Natalya giggled. "Yeah, some of us don't have money coming out of our asses here." Natalya shot Dytto a cool look, one eyebrow raised. At the brunette's fake look of regret she chuckled and shook her head. "Says the girl with the thousand dollar television." Natalya almost wanted to smack the two of them but she withheld herself, mostly because it was the first day of school. "Not my money." "Shut up!" "Okay, okay," Natalya waited a minute to speak, making sure the two were done. "Anyways, you don't have to get me something expensive. I got all of you gifts I knew you'd love. I mean, yeah, I spent a lot of money but that's because I have access to it and it makes me happy to indulge you guys." She made sure that her demeanor was serious for this since she wanted them to know she was being honest. As soon as she had finished explaining this though she smirked, started taking steps in the direction of the Barbecue, and looked back at them. "Also, I already told you that that wasn't even all of your present so it's actually kinda making me nervous hearing you bitch this much about the small part." Natalya laughed, knowing her friends wouldn't take it the wrong way, though they might strangle her. "Now hurry up, I'm hungry."

Just as the three of them reached the Barbecue Esper approached them. "Yo, you kiddies mind if I join you? My other friends are either with people I hate or aren't around." Natalya rolled her eyes and snatched a chip off the Latina's plate. "Wow, love you too you crazy Latino bitch. I don't care, I'm gonna go grab some food though. I haven't eaten since a muffin and a hot tea at six." Natalya walked off, wanting to grab food and get back to her friends as soon as possible.

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"Still, you know I hate feeling like I owe you for shit and I still feel that way no matter what you say about me not owing you anything," Dytto replied to Natalya's terming their complaints as "bitching" about the gifts. Dytto was competitive and about a lot of things. Granted, she wasn't about to drop the amount of money Natalya seemed almost always willing to drop for her friends. She loved them, truly did - would probably fuck a bitch up for them. But she wasn't dropping neither her mother's newly acquired millions nor her step-father's billions on anyone (and no, she was not including her actual father because he didn't exist. Nope. Not at all). It meant, however, that she was going to have to find something of sentimental value for both Natalya and Nathan. Somehow...not as though it were an actually difficult task since she spent so much time with both, but still. She was Miss Independent for a reason. She barely accepted all of the gifts Bernard wanted to lavish her with and he was actually family at this point. Even when she didn't consider his daughter in that same light.

Nathan sucked his teeth sharply at the amount of money Natalya exclaimed that her father gave to the school, running a hand messily through his hair. Dytto could act as appalled as she wanted to, but at the end of the day, the only one in their little trio who could actually manage to be a bit overwhelmed by the amount of money his friends could drop was Nathan. He was still surprised by the stuff Dytto gave him and those were simply a laptop, her old television and a few dorm things like lamps and blankets. It was more of Amelia doing it and Dytto having asked her to, but still. Despite how much Dytto remembers being a part of the lower bracket of the middle class, she was still farther up and more privileged than Nate. And, despite her kindness, Natalya's gift-giving was a reminder. The added amount of money her father paid to the school - after allowing her all of these purchases - was an even sorer reminder.

"Yeah, yeah, we're coming," he grumbled playfully and nudged Dytto, who was distractedly running her fingertips over the new addition to her key set. He rolled his eyes at her dumbstruck expression and began to follow Natalya into the throng of classmates conversing and eating at the barbecue. Dytto grinned before hopping onto his back, instinctively wrapping her legs around his waist. Nathan was known for being a douche to her, but his arms still hooked around her slim legs when he felt them. "Spoiled brat." Dytto only grinned cheekily at him, sticking her tongue out as she gazed about the crowd. She spotted Liam with Joe and while she would have loved to run over to the latter, he disappeared, Liam was left alone, and the sight of him made her frown just a bit. He was stupid and totally not getting laid any time soon for his...proposition. Who the fuck does that anyway? Definitely not a turn on.

Soon enough, the trio wasn't alone because Esperanza had returned to their company and while Natalya seemed to eye the girl's plate hungrily, Dytto had to stop herself from eyeing Esperanza hungrily because um...how unfair could the sun be right now? Making her hair glisten and shit like Dytto wasn't already staring any other day? Umm, hello, totally uncalled for, whichever God is responsible. Of course, Dytto kept all of that to herself and smacked Nathan on the shoulder because she didn't even need to see his face to notice that he was smirking. Stupid know-it-all, she thought grumpily. Nathan tapped her thigh a second later and Dytto slid off of him as he inquired quietly, "Want something?" Dytto beamed, exclaiming, "You love me!" Nate rolled his eyes, jogging lightly to catch up to Natalya while yelling over his shoulder, "Don't make me starve you!" Dytto only chuckled, realizing - belatedly - that he had purposefully left her alone with Esperanza. Traitor. She couldn't help but think before meeting Esperanza's gaze, a smirk forming on her face as her gaze - as always - flitted over the Latina's everything before settling on her dark eyes. "So...cap'n..." Dytto paused, as if remembering, before a devilish grin formed. "I actually get to call you that this year and not actually use it as a way to shade ol' Bitchanie. Sexy." And if that "sexy" came out a little too honeyed and flirty, Dytto can't be held responsible. This is Nate's fault. Why did he think this was a good idea? "But really...any late night practices or other ways you're planning on monopolizing my time with this year that I should know about? You know, a girl's gotta be prepared and I even bought a whole new set of jammies in case you wanna rendezvous in the gym again." Dytto said that on a wink since, well, she wasn't lying. Last year had been brutal.

Closer to the food, Nathan smirked to himself, knowing damn well one of his friends was cursing his name. But he was more focused on the blonde one and nudged her as they both grabbed plates to start fixing. He grabbed an extra for Dytto as he said lowly to Natalya, "So...since...well, Dee's a bit distracted right now, wanna tell me what happened to your lip this time? And try not to lie this time around...kinda lost your ability to fool me, Nat."

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Esperanza was sure that someone had gone and changed the temperature outside or she was really in her abuela's kitchen and she was dreaming. She cursed herself for wearing black be used of the sun that seemed to be soaking into her. A scowl formed on her visage as she spotted her other friends. London and Katherine had finally arrived, but she honestly didn't feel like going all the way back over to them even though Farrah was with them. Clearing her throat, she turned her head back towards the four just as a chip was stolen from her plate. "Oh no," she huffed. "The bitch took my fucking chip! And I worked my Latina ass off to get them," she continued, muttering something else inaudible in Spanish afterwards. She didn't like when anyone touched her food, best friend or not, she'd blow up on them.

Popping another chip in her mouth, she watched as Nathan and Dytto interacted. If it were anyone else she would have said something about how the two should get a room. However, that's not what she wanted to say. She tried to only pay attention to her food, but the girl's gaze was burning into her; which made it impossible to look at anything else without feeling as if she was in an oven. Esper jumped a bit when Dytto finally spoke. Her dark orbs frantically searched the area for something to look at. Oh shit, Nathan had left too. A one on one conversation that would be hard for her to get through while keeping it in her pants. Mentioning Stephanie made her stomach tighten and her facial expression change to disgust, "Oh fuck me, I almost forgot that in the 'tragic' case that she wouldn't be here anymore I'd be the captain." Esperanza was now in charge of two activities unfortunately. She would have to divide her time up for both extra curricular activities. She could show up to dance a little bit late because Farrah would be there to help coach the team without her. Now as Head Cheerleader, she would have to figure her schedule out on her own.

Keeping herself together after she had said that four letter word would not be easy. Licking her lips from the salty flavor, she hummed hesitantly. There were so many thoughts flooding her head and she couldn't piece together what she wanted to say. Last year, she had mentioned last year. Esper had tried so hard to forget it; she convinced herself that she was drunk that evening. In reality, she was as sober as someone who had never had a drop of alcohol. The Latina winced ever so slightly, a small cough escaped her lips. "Well," she said shortly. She didn't have any idea of how she was supposed to say this without stuttering. "I always thought you disliked our late night practices." An innocent smile appeared on her lips, but she was sure the brunette beauty knew that the smile on her lips meant so much more. "You're probably a little rusty on the routines. How about I catch you up tonight?" she continued, her smile turning into a smirk. This approach wasn't exactly the way she wanted things to end up, but how could she say no to someone who was literally making her mind go crazy? She was afraid that someone would overhear them and find out that Esperanza wasn't straight and then hell would break loose. But instead of voicing her concern, she just tilted her head while stepping closer so she could whisper in her ear, "I bet you look smokin' hot in those jammies," she said in a low and husky voice.

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At Esper's exclamation Natalya threw a response over her shoulder. "Oh bite me." As Natalya stalked across the barbecue towards where the food was she sent a few glares at people who tried to approach her, most of them junior or senior males but a few of them freshmen. The heat beating down on the open area was brutal and for a moment Natalya considered taking off the leather jacket she wore but decided against it with a sigh. As she reached the tables with food and grabbed a plate Natalya felt someone nudge her. Not having even noticed Nathan had followed her she turned on him with a deadly glare and a scowl before seeing it was him. Chuckling she smirked and rolled her eyes. "Sorry, you know how it is." As she started putting food on her plate she glanced over at him. "What's up?" As Nate grabbed a second plate, presumably for Dytto, he spoke in a low voice. "So...since...well, Dee's a bit distracted right now, wanna tell me what happened to your lip this time? And try not to lie this time around...kinda lost your ability to fool me, Nat." Natalya winced, looking away and focusing on putting food onto her plate. She couldn't lie to him, they knew each other too well at this point. Dytto was easier to handle, after about 5 minutes of avoiding the question the brunette would usually lose interest. Nathan on the other hand... Natalya pursed her lips and looked over at the guy in question as she put a cob of corn onto her plate. 'Why do you have to be such a good friend god damn it...'

Natalya would have no problem doing what she usually did, answering just enough to satisfy without risking anything, but after realizing her feelings for last year Nate and the fact that her cousin was less than an hour drive from the school had her more cautious now. Realizing her prolonged silence was more suspicious then anything else could be she just spit out what first came to mind, actual annoyance filling her voice as she remembered the fight. "It's nothing, just didn't think the fucker would actually have the balls to hit me in the face. If you want all the details then ask when we aren't surrounded by teachers." There was a smirk in her voice at the end as she rolled her eyes and put some ribs on her plate. Taking a few steps over to where the burgers were, Natalya looked at Nate out of the corner of her eye. She knew that avoiding the question, especially when she liked to brag a lot when she won, might set off alarm bells but then, it wouldn't be the first time they were talking about a fight and a teacher noticed some injury, getting Natalya a quick trip to the nurse's office. 'Hopefully he can just drop it... I haven't had time to come up with fake details of a fight yet...'

Remembering what he said about Dytto she looked back at their table and laughed. "Oh damn, what'd Dytto do to piss you off this time."[/color] They both knew about the thing Dytto seemed to have for the Latino, though Natalya didn't know if Nate suspected the feelings were mutual like she did. As Natalya finished smothering her burger in ketchup she set it on her plate, threw a few chips on to appease the crazy Mexican at their table, and walked towards the drinks. Grabbing herself a soda and Dytto a chocolate milk she looked at Nate with a raised eyebrow. "Yo, what do you want? Oh, and are you gonna be able to come to the Back to School party tomorrow? Sophia is making some amazing stuff." Since it wasn't uncommon for her friends to all crash at her house over the weekends, to the point that they all claimed their own guest room, they had met Sophia before and the little woman's cooking was phenomenal. Not to mention the fact that this was the first party of the year, and one of the biggest ones. Though, not as big as the end of year party Natalya threw. Sophia had spent two weeks cleaning up after the end of school party last year. At the thought Natalya chuckled a bit as she waited for Nate's answer, knowing he wouldn't be able to carry the plates for him and Dytto and their drinks.