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Korinna Lopez

"Some days she has no idea how she'll do it, but every single day it gets done."

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a character in “Fulton University: Greek Life”, as played by SleepingInTheGardens

Description

KORINNA ADELINE LOPEZ
"She's got both feet on the ground, and she's not backing down."
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FULL NAME

NICKNAMES


AGE

BIRTHDAY

GENDER

SEXUALITY

ETHNIC BACKGROUND

NATIONALITY

Korinna Adeline Lopez

Kory - everyone | likes it
Mama bear - the zeta girls | likes it

Twenty-Three

April 2nd (Aries)

cisFemale

Openly Pansexual

50% Cuban - 50% Peruvian

American

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ImageAPPEARANCE
[HEIGHT] 5'2 - As Kory would put it, "the best things come in small packages." Don't let her petite figure fool you though. If you're out of line, she will knock you down several notches and size has got nothing to do with it.

[WEIGHT] 113lbs

[BUILD] Petite, slim, but with the right curves in the right places.

[HAIR] Naturally dark brown, but she tends to dye it often. Long, thick and luscious. Naturally wavy and usually styled to match whatever outfit she is wearing at the time. Her hair, much like her make up, is Kory's favorite way of expressing herself and her style.

[EYES] soft brown

[SKIN] it depends on the time of year. In the summer, Kory tends to tan easily, which means to usually sports a nice bronzed shade. However, in the colder days her skin quickly fades back to it's usual pale pink.

[DISTINGUISHING/UNIQUE MARKS] Rose tattoos on her right arm.

[OVERALL APPEARANCE] To Korinna, the best way of expressing herself is through the way she dresses, the way she does her make up, and the way her hair falls or hangs in a messy bun over her head. She's a creature of style, and makes sure anything she wears is memorable, much like herself. Her appearance changes with every look she finds. Each style different than the previous one, but somehow always holding that signature "Kory" look. She's a gorgeous girl with or without make up, but that does not mean she's ever going to stop wearing it. Her delicately placed make-up and extraordinary clothes aren't worn to hide insecurities, but rathe to highlight the one thing she loves the most about herself. Her creativity.

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LIKES
❀ Tequila
❀ Autumn
❀ Parties
❀ Being in control of her own life
❀ Her sisters (sorority sisters)
❀ Cats
❀ Black coffee
❀ Fashion/Make up
❀ Loud music
❀ Cuban pastries
❀ Her step-brother Jakub
❀ Photography
DISLIKES
✘ homophobes
✘ Her mom and step dad (sometimes)
✘ anything minty
✘ liquerish
✘ being cat-called/disrespected
✘ When any of her girls are disrespected
✘ Bad hair days
✘ Bad liars
✘ Horror films
✘ Olives or anything with olives in it
✘ The Florida heat
✘ Sports

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QUIRKS/HABITS
✧calling people babe✧ it's usually directed at the Zeta girls, and it's a word she uses as a way to show affection. Something along the lines of "sweetie" or "sweetheart". ✧wrinkling her nose when she laughs✧ sort of a cute habit, but Kory's entire face, mainly her nose, scrunches up when she's in deep laughter. ✧showering before going to bed" even if she has already showered during the day, it has become a solid habit to clean up before hitting the bed sheets.

TALENTS/SKILLS
✧photography✧ Kory's photography is one of the way she expresses herself. She views the world in a different way than most people do, and that becomes clear with just a quick look through her photo portfolio. She loves capturing moments in a photograph and has her entire room decked with her work.
✧make up✧ Korinna could have easily became a make-up artist. She can do wonders with an angled brush, black liner and a good palette. Not only is she good at it, but Kory loves recreating herself through her make-up. She also really enjoys doing it for others.
✧extremely flexible✧ not exactly a skill, but it does come in handy. Especially in the bedroom.

GREATEST JOYS
✧Her sisters✧
✧Her stop brother (even if he drives her up the wall)✧
✧Photography✧
✧Being capable and able to look out for herself

GREATEST FEARS
✧having to depend on her mother✧
✧heights✧

LIFE PHILOSOPHY
"Don't doubt, don't pout, just figure it out."



"Some days she has no idea how she'll do it, but every single day it still gets done."



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PERSONALITY
FEARLESS
Wonder woman has got nothing on this girl. Kory is the very definition of fearless. She's a do-er, go-getter, unafraid to do what she needs to do to get things done. Since she was a child, nothing ever seemed impossible for her. She's unafraid to jump and unafraid to fail. And if she does fail, she quickly pulls herself back up. There's nothing you could say or do that would shy Korinna way from her goals and dreams. This too applies in her Romantic life. If there's someone she likes, you best believe she will be the first to admit it, never minding what others may think. No risks means no rewards, and Kory is often rewarded.

PROTECTIVE
With fearlessness comes the need or want to protect those around her. Kory, though she is small in size, is very big in spirit. Her love for those she cares about often leads her to becoming a very protective shadow over them. Usually, it's in a good way, unless you happen to be the unlucky bastard that happened to hurt one of her babies. Needless to say, you do not want to land yourself on her bad side, and the easiest way of doing that is by messing with or hurting one of her own. She will fuck you up in ways you never even thought possible.

HEADSTRONG
String-willed, yes, but also one of the most stubborn people you may ever meet. Kory is, and always has been, sure of herself and her decisions, even if they're not always the best ones. She may take advice from time to time, but those are few and far in between. There's a good and bad to everything. On the brighter side, Kory's strong-will has pulled her out of many heartbreaking situations with merely a small scar to show for it. On the not so bright side, is damn near impossible to talk this girl out of doing something once her mind is set on it.

INDEPENDENT
Something Kory can always get behind is an independent woman. Her wellness depends on no one but herself, and yes that may sound very attractive to most, but it's not always gardens and roses. Kory has trouble admitting when she needs help from others. In fact, not once in her life has she asked for help nor does she plan on doing so anytime soon. This is where her headstrong nature and need to be independent come together to make things very difficult for those that care about her. No one can go through life completely alone, without the help of others, but Kory seems to firmly believe she can. She's quick to offer others her help, but when it comes to her, she'll always answer with the same three words; "I got this."

TRUSTWORTHY
Maybe not something one would expect from a Zeta girl, much less the president, but Kory is the type of person you can trust with your heart and soul. She will keep your secrets to the grave, give you a shoulder to cry on, hold your hair back when you're throwing up last night's tequila. If you're lucky enough to garner her trust and friendship, you better believe you will always have her. She's the type to squish eight drunk girls into her two door Maserati to make sure they all get home safely, without expecting a single thing back.

INTIMIDATING
I know what you're thinking, how can a five foot, two inch girl be intimidating. But what Kory lacks in height she makes up with in attitude. She doesn't mean to be intimidating, but there's just something about the way she walks like she owns the ground under her feet, or the way she speaks with every sense of confidence and self-assurance, it's just the way she carries herself that demands respect without her needing to verbally ask for it. She doesn't particularly like to be feared, but it sure as hell comes in handy sometimes.

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ImageFULTON LIFESorority
Zeta Nu Delta

Year
Senior

Major
Veterinary Medicine

Minor
Photography

Thoughts on Greek Life
At first, Korinna laughed at the thought of being part of something like a sorority, simply because in her preconceived idea, that said places were too controlling. Korinna has never been a fan of being forced to do things, especially when it's something she doesn't quite love. The thought of being controlled by a group of girls who quite possibly thought they were better than anyone else did not sit well with her. However, that all changed towards the middle of freshman year, when Kory began to attend more and more parties, and befriended a couple of the Zeta sophomores at the moment. She not only fell in love with their personas but she fell in love with the idea of what the Zeta house stood for. Freedom to be whoever the hell you wanted to be. In the end, Kory pledged and soon became one of the house favorites up until the reigns were handed down to her. Kory is the mama bear of all the Zeta girls, and don't you dare touch a single hair on their heads because you will regret it. More than sisters by title, the Zeta girls truly are like their family, and as ridiculous and outrageous as they can be, she would not trade them for the world.

Plans for after collage
Kory has got the majority of her future plans figured out. First things first, she wants to find a nice paying job in a good animal hospital and put her well earned degree to use. There's no specific amount of time she wants to spend working in one, simply long enough to save up a good chunk of cash that will allow her to travel the world and expand her photography. She has no intentions on using or depending on her mother and step-father's money.
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Dialogue Color
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Thought Color
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Character Played By
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Character Sheet By
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So begins...

Korinna Lopez's Story

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Character Portrait: Nick Reyes Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Finley R. Nelson Character Portrait: Cassiopeia Shin Character Portrait: Adele Caspari Character Portrait: Noah Song Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Annabelle Everett Character Portrait: Jasmine Mendoza Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Cassius Maestri Character Portrait: Abigail Chu Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Cornelius Johnson Character Portrait: Harry Robertson Character Portrait: Katrina Amberly Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Theo Hoang Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi Character Portrait: Nathan Cohen Character Portrait: Scarlett Coleman Character Portrait: Nari Lee
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The campus was alive with excitement, anxiety, nerves, and anticipation. A new school year has begun and for some, they are moving onto campus for the first time. They've looked at DIYs on Pinterest to decorate their new dorm rooms, managed to find the contact information for their prospective roommate so that they could figure out which one of them was going to bring the television or the small fridge, and prepared themselves for the over-dramatic goodbyes they're bound to receive from overprotective mothers and fathers. For some, they are arriving at Fulton or even Florida in an entirely new environment with a set of people they probably never encountered in their hometowns. Others are simply moving on campus from down the street. For a select few, they not only have done this before - this move in process - but they aren't as enthused. Not unless, of course, you are a part of the Greek life system. For these groups, some are older members awaiting the arrival of the new members they inducted just before the summer, little brothers and sisters they can't wait to fully ensnare into their individual fraternity culture. The others are these new members, eager to move away from the communal dorms and into their respective houses for the first times, eager for all the fun and belonging this new year is bound to bring them. This year means exclusive invitations to parties that other students wouldn't get. Hopefully, they're just as prepared for the drama this year is bound to bring as well.




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Some upperclassmen were allowed to move on to campus earlier for various reasons. For instance, Katiana returned to campus on Monday because the dance team began conditioning before the school year even started; because her sister and father were helping her in (her mom couldn't take off), she ended up staying at the hotel with them and getting rides to campus during the day. Plus, Professor Lang - Tricia, now that Kat was allowed to call her that - had wanted her there earlier so that they could shape Katiana's schedule around Tricia's. There was no point in her having classes that would put her on one side of the campus when she would have to be in Tricia's class, helping, five minutes afterwards. The last four days had been grueling. The Fulton University dance team earned their stripes by strenuous hours of exercise and maintaining their flexibility, and while Kat was experienced in all of that, she was still human and was sore afterwards. Even now. It probably didn't help that she hadn't exactly spent as much of her summer as she normally did dancing.

"Why are they working y'all so hard? Ain't y'all already on the team?" Aja inquired, thumbs digging into the still slightly tense muscles in Kat's right calf, taking up a soothing rotation as she tried to massage the ache away. It wasn't nearly as bad as yesterday when Kat returned to hotel, but she knew it was going to bother her for the rest of the day. Luckily, Kat wasn't a novice to this. It was her own fault for not being as vigilant this summer. "Not really," she replied after a wince. Aja had struck a particular tense spot and after a few harder rubs, Kat relaxed onto the sofa they managed to make into the space under her bed. Even though Fulton happened to renovate the Greek homes, it didn't stop them from being cheap to an extent and putting beds that would've belonged to bunk beds in the shared bedrooms. It just so happened that Aja already had a plan for her because of that knowledge.

"Everybody but the captain and co-captain gotta audition to get their spot back on the team. Those of us who were, get to do the conditioning and learn the routine ahead of the newbies so that by the time auditions actually go down, we get judged - not just by how well we do the moves, but how much we add a lil somethin'-somethin' to it." Aja sucked her teeth, wincing in sympathy as she eventually stopped her ministrations so that Kat could fully lay back, legs on her big sister's lap. "Sucks, kiddo," she remarked. Kat was busy texting Jake, Kory, and Annabelle before she responded. "Tis life, babe," she replied, taking in her side of the room, hand in her hair. She'd been hit all over again with the giddiness that came with having Annabelle as her roommate and she couldn't wait to see the redhead. Their names had been on the bedroom door in the Theta colors. But she also couldn't wait to see Jake and Kory, even though she had seen both several times over the summer.

To: Jake, Kory
Dad & AJ wanna kno if u both need help?

To: Annie <3
Just moved in. Where r u roomie?

"Let's go. Dad's probably taking up your new sisters on crushing those pasties and coffee," Aja commented and Katiana slid her feet off the older woman; the petite dance rose to her feet and stretched, ignoring the near silent pop in the base of her spine. She needed to do another stretch before the day was over, a longer one at that. "Shit, I might take 'em up on that," she said with a grin, scooping up her phone and keys as she followed her sister out. The older Thetas made decaffeinated and caffeinated coffee that they had freshly ground in the morning with an assortment of scones, danishes, and pastries, with a few savory treats Kat's fast metabolism was ready to take on. Hopefully, they also had tea. Kat didn't feel like coming back upstairs to get her stash of loose-leaf just yet.

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi
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"That's definitely not how it goes, Jake..." Korinna's voice came from the opposite side of the kitchen counter of where Jakub was attempting (and failing) at piecing together a new coffee machine for the Sigma's estate. Though the Zeta president's voice didn't hold it's usual power. It had been a tiring past few days during which several things had taken a good amount of her energy. Some of which included getting into a heated argument with her mother, making sure both new and returning Zeta girls were able to settle in okay, and helping Jake move his things in to avoid his piling them all in one corner and procrastinating until the last possible minute. That had all happened within the last 48 hours and really, the only things that sounded remotely pleasant to the senior were a nice hot bath and a five hour nap.

Jakub peered at his sister through dark lashes before focusing his attention back on the contraption in front of him. The machine had been left unattended back at the Darzi-Lopez residence for ages, and it had been Kory to suggest bringing it over for the boys and putting it to use. A choice that she was slowly but surely beginning to regret. "I'm pretty sure it is. Google wouldn't lie to me." he protested while he continued to mess with the bolts and notches. Kory resisted the urge to roll her eyes into the back of her head and folded her arms across her chest in an annoyed fashion.

"Okay then genius, but don't blame me when the thing blows up and sets the whole damn kitchen on fire." Jakub's movements stop entirely, his full energy focused on giving Kory the best deadpan look he could create, only receiving a minor raise of the right eyebrow in return.

"And you call me dramatic?" Kory was dully prepared to give a response to Jakub's sass, but a series of noises from somewhere outside the kitchen took both of their attention. For a moment she has almost forgotten that Jake wasn't the only one moving in, which also reminded her she needed to get her petite self back to her perspective house in case the girls


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needed her. She had already seen Deanna and Alea from afar, and even though no one needed to tell her these girls could take care of themselves, she still liked to be there for them as the president. Jakub would just have to fend for himself, and soon enough, one of the other sigmas would come to his aid. "Has Jax made it back yet?" immediately after asking, Kory could almost hear the suggestive comebacks beginning to formulate in Jakub's head, made obvious by the cheeky smirk that spread across his face.

"Why do you ask? Are you finally going to admit that you're in love with him?" Kory knew well enough that Jakub was only teasing, as he always loved to do on the subject of Jackson and her becoming an item. Still, the competitive side of her just couldn't stay quiet. "Are you finally going to admit you're in love with Kat?" Jakub's features immediately morphed into something between feeling dumbfounded and betrayed, which tickled at Kory's stomach, forcing a tired laugh out of the small girl. "And speak of the she-devil" she added, turning her phone screen so that Jakub could see Katiana's message before responding. She also took advantage of the times and sent a couple of reassuring messages for her girls.

To: Little Lea / Dee
MSG: Hey babes, need any help?

To: Arden
MSG: How's my favorite Kappa doing? :) anyone I need to rough up tonight?

To: Kitty Kat
MSG:I'm all set, thanks babe. But Jake could always use some help.

Jakun scrunched his eyebrows in Kory's direction after reading the group message on his own phone, and of course he was quick to respond.

To: Kat
MSG She's lying. I'm fine -.- it's all fine

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Cassius Maestri Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi
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"I'm glad to see you not asleep for once." Jax groaned as his Grandfather teased. Today was move in day for all incoming students and as a part of Housing Team, Jax is required to help the freshman move in. If he hears one more new kid complain about their room assignment, he'll rip his, and their, hair out. 'They should've applied earlier if they want a good dorm.' Jax smiled thinking about it. He didn't have to worry about having a decent dorm, new roommates, or unpacking. Being the President of Sigma meant moving in before everybody else. He also has his own room, already decorated to impress. He'd have to check and see how his boys are doing moving in soon though, especially his little. If only he could finish this roommate reassignment form fast!

"I'm about to! I'm getting old. Maybe we can pick out nursing homes together?" While this response would've guaranteed a punch in the face from any one else, Jackson King the First simply smiled before fake punching his grandson. Jax's grandfather, a former Sigma, wanted to tour the campus one more before jetting off to California for the opening of the newest King Hotel. The whole family normally would've helped Jax move in, but his sister had to visit her husband's family in Canada due to her new pregnancy. Anthony was planning his wedding to his long time fiancΓ©, James, with his mother's help. Jax's father... He just didn't want to come. The man despised looking at the Sigma house, even more moving his son into it. The two haven't talked since the beginning of summer so it doesn't surprise Jax that he didn't show up on move in day.

After FINALLY finishing the stupid roommate reassignment, Jax sent some texts to his boys and his favorite girls.


To: Baby Momma #1 / Deanna
Hey sweet thang! Ready to cause some trouble? Where you at?

To: Little Bro / Jakub, Ice Man / Cassius, Sexy Sigma / Khari
My boys! I'm almost out of this hellhole of work. (Β¬_Β¬) About to head back to the house. Let me know if y'all need help!

To: Future Mrs. King / Korinna
Are you talking care of our son? He hasn't destroyed our frat house yet has he?


After pocketing his phone, Jax turned to his grandfather. He had to leave soon. It was kinda weird. Jax has done this several times, but this is Senior Year. He'll see his grandfather for holidays and breaks, but it's the last time they'll have this. Pretty soon, no more college parties or classes, well he won't miss that. "Appreciate the time you've got left, my boy. You'll always be Sigma, a damn fine one too." Jax was pulled into a hug by his grandfather. It was bittersweet. Thankfully, nobody was in the office. He'd die of embarrassment if someone saw such a private moment. "We'll see you at Thanksgiving. Try to bring a girl home too. We love Korinna, but we mean a girlfriend, no space." Jax let out a chuckle before pulling his beanie tighter on his head. 'We'll have to see.' The two men went their separate ways, one going to airport and the other to his house.

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After approaching the legendary Sigma house's door, Jax got the key out of the fake rock they keep on the doorstep. It comes in handy when the guys aren't too drunk to remember. Entering his home for the next year, Jax hollered out, "The President is here! Where are my boys at?"

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez
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Alea groaned when her phone chimed, cutting of the reggae she was playing. She really didn’t want to get up from her still unmade bed, had just finished setting up her sit of the room, plants hung from the ceiling and sat in pots all around her space, their vines propped up to climb the walls as they grow. It took her several hours to finish and she still needed to stow away all the food she brought back with her from her trip to Jamaica. She had to go back down there since they were vacating the houses, so she was stuck back in that damned house with her mother and parental relatives for two months, and during that time had to attend three weddings, two nine nights, and a family reunion. It was hell; her skin was still stained from the henna that was constantly put on her and her body was sore from all the dancing. And all the prodding questions!

A day didn’t go by when someone ask her about her marital status, especially during those events, where she’s dancing with everyone anyone. God forbid she hung out with a guy for more than 20 minutes, else her grandparents would’ve been hunting down his family to marry her off. She was glad to board that airplane that morning and finally relax enough to sleep during the flight back, but she was still emotionally drained when she woke up 2 hours later.

All Alea wants to do is sleep forever to the beat of Murder She Wrote. β€˜Still, it would be rude not to respond.’ And with that thought in mind, she sat up with another groan and left her room, carrying her phone with her
to shoot back a reply.


To: Sister Mother/Luxury Dee
MSG:Nope, I'm fine. Just need to put away some food from home and then I’ll be done.

MSG:I brought a bunch of stuff back with me for everyone. You two want it now or later?

MSG: Oh and can you tell Kat and Jake too?


It’ll be a pain to hunt everyone down, but oh well. She had more pressing matters; like filling this freezer and cupboard to the brim with food and herbs! She packed the fridge with breadfruit, ackee and other foods before moving onto the cupboard where several bottles and jars of herbs and spices were placed.

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Annabelle Everett Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi
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To: Annie <3
Kk babe

To: Jake, Kory
Okie dokie, ill come c u in a bit

To: Jake
u sure? we have food

"Oh no," Aja cried, prompting Kat to look up from her text to Jake away from their small group message with Kory, thumb hesitating over a random key, face almost startled. Aja was smirking while their Dad was busy speaking to one of the Theta seniors. By the time the sisters had arrived downstairs, her Dad had apparently spoken to at least three of the older Theta members about the past wee; how Aja had dragged him to three different stores (this was true) because neither she nor Katiana could agree upon a color scheme (also true, even though Kat will be the first to say that she conceded in favor of not having to go to any other store for goddamn lights), the drive back-and-forth from the hotel to campus because they wouldn't let students move back on to campus just yet but they could still get things done on campus during the day (untrue because Kat would've had an excuse to move back on to campus earlier; her dad was just unwilling to let her go too soon), etc. "That's your probably-talking-to-Jake face." Kat could feel the blush rising and only in hindsight appreciated having a darker complexion; it helped hide crap like that from leery assholes like Aja. "I don't have a Jake face," she insisted, grabbing two paper plates. Aja snorted "yeah, uh huh" a little bit too disbelievingly, so Kat hip-checked her while also busting in front of her sister in the line to make plates for herself and Kat, making sure to give herself two chocolate-filled croissants and whatever egg-ham-and-cheese pastry that was that smelled so good because her stomach was all types of aching for it. And being just a touch loud about its excitement over food now that she wasn't unpacking and had time to eat.

It was probably a good thing that Kat was trying to decide if she was going to pause, put a napkin over Annabelle's food, adn then race said food upstairs so that the girl's plate could be effectively saved. Her lapse in judgement was great because while she had one plate clutched very tightly in each hand, napkins secured against them by each fork, a pair of arms immediately wrapped themselves around her waist only a few seconds after she heard a very familiar squeal. Recovering from the immediate shock only a second later, Kat was grinning and turned around to face the redhead, setting the plates down on the buffet table her sister was still standing beside so that she could fully embrace her friend. Annie Bee she squealed in response, clutching her tightly for a moment longer before pulling back, arms still around her. "I missed you, baby." Kat let one arm drop from her friend to gesture to her sister, who wiggled her fingers in response with a smile around a sweet almond danish, "I told you about my sister, Aja, and that's," she directed the redhead's gaze to her father, who chose at that moment to look up from his third cup of coffee and wave distractedly, "my Dad talking a whole in Mara's head."


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Okay, so Deanna might have had a little bit too much coffee.

"Said, 'Lil bitch, you can't fuck with me if you wanted to.' These expensive, these is red bottoms, these is bloody shoes," Deanna sang, more like yelled, rather aggressively, hands gestures and all as she went along with Cardi B's hit song, the white end of a lollipop the only thing muffling the worst of the lyrics. Luckily, her own roommate, a junior named Faith, hadn't arrived yet so there was no worry about having to explain why her roommate was literally in the middle of their room, one half noticeably unpacked, turning up on a Friday when most people were trying to turn down and unpack. Then again, Dee wouldn't have been the one to care enough to explain herself in the first place. If she was too much for you in a house meant for Zetas only, then you didn't belong there, parent or not.

The point in all of this, however, was to say that she probably would've already been dead to the world had she not ingested a lot of coffee. She and Starbucks had been best friends for the last twenty-four hours and eventually, it was going to show. But for now, Dee felt like she had endless energy. She had spent the entire summer in Los Angeles for her internship, so she had actually been coming back to school from that very location. Which meant it was a flight from Los Angeles to Miami via Houston. Eleven hours and forty two minutes. With only a one hour nap. Never mind the fact that Deanna had been on and off the phone making sure the belongings she had put into storage arrived after she did, making sure that the last few scholarships she needed hit her student accounts and that no paperwork was lost in translation, and settling the issue of whether or not she had a meal plan on campus (she did not. Dee figured that there was no point in trusting an albeit satisfactory cafeteria when she lived in a house and could therefore cook her own meals, opting whether or not she would pick up something on campus). The point was that yes, Deanna was probably the last person you would say was the most mature person in the world, but you could never say that she didn't know how to adult. She had even unpacked and gotten her side of the room to look exactly how she wanted.

Still didn't mean that she hadn't had too much coffee.

Because she did.

"Honestly, don't give a fuck 'bout who ain't fond of me. Dropped two mixtapes in six months, what bitch working as hard as me? I don't bother with these hoes, don't let these hoes bother me. They see pictures, they say, "Goals," bitch, I'm who they tryna be," she continued, music blasting even amidst the little ringtone she had set up for text messages. Glancing back at it, Dee settled for mumbling the words, taking a deep suck of strawberry flavored candy in her mouth while her left hand held onto the pristine white stick; her right hand scooped her device up. Pointedly ignoring the unimportant messages from her Dad, Dee's sticky, dark blue lips widened into a grin as she saw who had messaged her. Turning her music down only because she needed to concentrate on words, Dee hurried to text people back, opting afterwards to head downstairs to the kitchen to see if Alea still was putting food away so that she could see if there were plantains to steal and fry for later.

To: Zaddy J (Jax)
heeeeeeyyyy smexy ;D gettin presents cuz im special like dat

To: Mama K, Lee Lee
u l8 boo. been unpacked. i is a big gurl lol

Ooooohhh u got me presents?? a bish emotional lol. im comin down

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Cassius Maestri Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Cornelius Johnson Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi
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Unlike almost everyone else at Fulton, Khari hadn't left Miami much over the summer. His family already lived out there, and he didn't have any fancy internship or expensive holidays to whisk him away. Much as he may wish he did. The longest he went away for was half a week, and even then that was just to visit Faith, his step-sister, in New York. It was only a three hour flight which made it easy for Khari to often go and visit Faith whenever his step-father did. It was something that Khari liked to do just to get away from the monotony of life in Miami. Becoming so accustomed to uni and home-life there, Khari sometimes felt like he needed an escape, so he took the opportunity whenever it was presented.

However, aside from that one short trip, Khari had spent the rest of his summer working at LIV which was tiring, but certainly came with its perks. For example, Khari worked every night there was an event - meaning that he had gotten to see the likes of Skrillex, Travis Scott and Lil Wayne perform. He'd also worked the same night Fergie performed, although that was something he wasn't in a rush to tell anyone about, especially because he enjoyed it way more than he felt he should. Whoever says they don't like Fergalicious is a fucking liar in Khari's mind.

Sighing as he stretches before hopping up out of bed, where he had been laying for almost half an hour now, thinking about nothing as Frank Ocean played softly in the background. He was happy that he would see his brothers today, having missed them a surprising amount as they jetted all over the world, leaving him in Miami alone. Quietly, Khari curses all the amount of time he spent with Kali, his little sister, this summer blaming her for the reason he was being all emotional and shit.

"Khari if you still want a lift to Fulton, you better get your ass down here right now." Oh shit. His mom was mad. Glancing at his watch, Khari realises why. That half an hour he had spent in bed turned out to be an hour and a half. Switching off his Sonos speaker, Khari grabs his pre packed duffel bag, thanking God for past him having the initiative to prepare everything last night. Giving his room a final once over, Khari turns and shuts his bedroom door behind him, rushing downstairs. "Hey mom, I'm ready." Khari grins, flashing his white teeth in hopes that his charming smile will make her just a little less angry.

Shaking her head at her son, Dalia finishes off her coffee and dumps the mug into the sink, grabbing her car keys off the kitchen counter. "Come on then, you're going to make me late for work." Dalia sighs, as Khari follows her out to the car, stopping only to give his little sister Kali a hug before continuing to follow his mother. As they get into the car, Khari glances back at the front door where Kali is stood. Waving to her as they drive off, Khari settles back into his seat, ready for the twenty minute drive back to Fulton. "Sorry I got distracted earlier, thanks for giving me a ride though." It was at times like this Khari regretted never learning to drive, which was something very uncommon for an American teenager, but since he was always given lifts by his friends or family members, Khari never felt like he actually needed to learn how to drive himself.

Watching the cars driving by out of his window, Khari zones out for a moment before he is brought back to reality by a buzzing from his phone. Smiling as he checks it, Khari sees two messages - One was a group text from Jax and one from Cornelius. Unlocking his phone, Khari quickly sends back replies.

To: Big Boss / Jax, Lil Bro / Cassius, The Accomplice / Jakub
Lads!! I'm nearly home. Hope you didn't miss me too much.

To: Secret Sigma / Cornelius, Big Boss / Jax
You wanna hang w/ the Sigmas now? Come by later I'll have the initiation ritual all set up ;)


Lightly chuckling to himself at the thought of some sort of cult initiation into the Sigmas, Khari knew that it would freak Cornelius out before he realised that he was joking. Thinking about if there were any texts he needed to send out, Khari decides to shoot out a couple of his own.

To: Angel Ally / Alea, Dee Dee / Deanna, Queen Kory / Korinna
I hope my Zeta girls didn't forget about me...Who am I kidding, as if you could ;)

To: Lil Bro / Cassius
You at Fulton yet man? Hope you had a good summer.


Shoving his phone back into his pocket, Khari glances up to see that they are just now pulling into Fulton, he smiles at the school as they pass actually happy to be back. Khari was looking forward to all the chaos he and his Sigma boys were bound to cause this year.

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To : Mama Kori <3 ( Korinna )
Unless you count me for getting almost arrested over the summer, then there's nothing to worry about :D

To : The Guy I Was Assigned To By Fulton ( Harry )
Yeah, bout to head out for Fulton any minute now. See you at the house?

To : Princely Charming ( Nate )
Yo, how was your summer Charming? Haven't seen you in a little. When you're not hanging with the Fresh Douches of Fulton (and I say that lovingly) we should get some coffee or tea.

All in all, Arden probably shouldn't have told Korinna he almost got arrested. It wasn't his fault, more like his friend Alex's fault. But that's a story for later. The brunet looked at himself in the mirror, dressed in nothing but Scooby-Doo pajama bottoms, and his beanie, he would shrug and walk downstairs to see his father before getting ready. Walking downstairs he could hear his father talking on the phone to someone....his mother he guessed. "Listen Amelia, I already told you Arden doesn't want to speak to you. You have another child to daunt and bicker over, you don't need the one you almost ruined," yeah definitely his mom. He shrugged, his father wasn't exactly wrong.

Arden and his mother didn't see eye-to-eye on several things. One thing being, Arden wasn't fond of her just moving on to a new family like it was nothing. Sure, he got over it, but he didn't have to like it. She made big deals about his younger half-sister,
Rebecca, and made time for her. So he was a tad bit jealous.

Clearing his throat his father saw him now standing by him and hung up the phone. "You wearing that to your first day of your sophomore year? Not judging, just asking," the older man asked with a laugh. Arden shrugged, it wasn't exactly unlike
him to do such a thing. But he stared at his father and spoke. "Um, nah, I have an outfit planned out. What Amelia want?," he would turn to the cabinets and get a box of cereal down. Pouring himself a bowl, without milk. He despised it. Eating his dry cereal his father, laughed and walked away getting his things ready for work. The twenty-year-old waved a goodbye with a full mouth and finished his cereal.

To : Corn Dog ( Cornelius )
So....uh Kori might kill me. If I die, my favorite beanie goes to you <3. See you at the house. And nah, I'll be there in a few.

After sending the quick text to Cornelius, he walked back upstairs and would proceed to get read. Getting dressed, he would put his beanie of the hair he should have brushed, but chose not to. Grabbing the keys to his own vehicle, and sat down in the driver's seat. Starting it, he would begin to drive to Fulton, playing a song at the loudest volume. As he did he would begin to sing. "So I'm sorry to my unknown lover. Sorry that I can't believe that anybody ever really, starts to fall in love with me." As Halsey's song played on, his mind lingered on a fling from last year, Maddox. Despite how angry the male had made Arden, he held this soft spot from him. Not deleting his phone number, he would silently ignore his urge to text the male and pull into the Fulton University parking lot.

The energy around here had been crazy, taking his two suitcases, his guitar case, and his laptop bag, he would walk to the Kappa house, not a very far walk from where he parked. Walking up to the door he'd open it and scream.

"I'm home bitches!"

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Cassius Maestri Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi
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β€œOi, gyal! Don’t ya go tiffin me plantains! If ya want some you ask,” Alea called her out when she turned around to see Deanna sneaking in, having opened her texts as soon as the chime went off and knowing she would; anything to stop her from bending over with her sore back really,” Really now, we live in Miami. There are plantains in the store.” Her accent was thicker than it was before the break, making her sound a lot angrier than she actually was, but the smile on her lip and the shuddering of her shoulders blew that intimidating image away like smoke. Why would she be mad? She’s with her friend! The first friend she’s met since getting of that wretched plane. She was quick to circle the island and pulled the taller girl into a hug only pulling back to beam her with a dazzling smile.

β€œβ€™Ey, wa gwan, Deanna? How was Angeles?” She asked her, moving back around the counter to put away the food once more, starting with the plantains. She worked very hard smuggling this in… Okay that’s a lie. She didn’t hide it and no one cared. Still, she brought it back from her own tree like most of the produce she brought back with her and hell will have to freeze over before she parts from it just like that.

The sound of her phone going off interrupted their reunion and when Alea opened it up, she scoffed and shook her head with a chuckle, only giving Deanna a name before typing a quick reply, ”Khari…”



To: Flirty idiot #1

MSG: And who are you again?

MSG: Are you one of the guys I danced with at the first wedding? Or the second wake?


Of course she’s only teasing, Khari was fun to tease and she wasn’t going to pass up a chance to mess with him. She’ll have to go and find him to give him his present anyway. Speaking of presents- β€œOh yeah! Presents!” Alea bounded toward one of the many bags on the island, skidding in front of one of them. Alea dug through it as quickly and delicate as she could before she squealed in triumph and turning back around. β€œIt’s not much but I hope you like them!!”







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While the siblings bickered with themselves in the kitchen, Cassius sat in the living room, his eyes glued to his phone at his thumb scrolled through the book he had downloaded earlier in the week for the flight back to Miami while his earbuds sat in his ears uselessly, not even on to block out the racket those two were making. He had went back to Rye for the summer to escape from the Florida heat and to see his family which was the more socially acceptable reason he supposed. Honestly, it was mostly boring pleasantries in a town much too small for him now. It was like he never left, and that bothered him; nothing changed, and he doubts anything ever will. Still he was able to go to a reptile show in London and bought four new ball pythons, all exquisite genos with amazing features to add to his collection.

They were actually being handled at the moment; all four of them. The VPI Axanthic Firefly sat coiled between the fingers of his free hand, the black and white pattern dizzying to any on trying to follow just how it ended up in that position. The Citrus Pastel Lesser Spider was able to avoid the same fate by instead curling around his forearm, the caramel patterned snake’s tongue flitting about whenever his muscles moved to swipe with his thumb, His third, his Lavender Albino Snow was curled in his lap and slowly making its way up his body, its flicking tongue already visible over the phone as if planned to scale it. And the last, his Sugar Queenspin coiled daintily around his neck, it’s scales nearly pure white. It was surely a sight, but nothing new to Cassius, or any of the other boys for the amount of times he’s taken several snakes out like this.

At the mention of Jax, his phone lit up with text messages from the missing sigmas. β€œThe king will be here soon it seems…Shall I doll out the red carpet and alert the choir?” He called out towards them, sounding as bored and disinterested as he looked,” Oh and Khari is on his way as well, how disheartening.” Of course he didn’t mean it, he was mostly just dreading the noise they will bring with them, destroying what little peace he had and dragging him into whatever they plan on doing now. Might as well try and warn them not to startle, else he’ll be in a world of hurt.

To: Jackson & Khari
MSG: Please try not to cause a spectacle when you arrive. I have my snakesd gf

Too late. Jax’s already busting down the and yelling, causing the small coils of muscle wrapped around him to tense up and squeeze his into submission. The phone stubbled out of his hand as Spider undid his grip while his Firefly wound his fingers around itself. The phone missed his Snow who is currently in a ball under his thigh while his Queen was trying -and failing- to get it’s pudgy body around the column of his throat. It wasn’t all that painful, just not pleasant and after some coaxing he was able to peel them all off to curl into balls in his lap.β€œSo much for the red carpet,” He said bitterly, picking up his phone once more, earbuds now out from the whole ordeal.

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Cassius Maestri Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi
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To: Kat
MSG: U know me so well...b there soon ;)

After putting his phone down, Jakub finally manages to get the coffee machine parts in order. It took much longer than it should have, but it's done. At least, Kory hopes he did otherwise there will be firetrucks surrounding the Sigma house within the next couple of days. Kory swiftly pushes herself off of the counter she'd been leaning on and checks her phone one more time. It seems she'd been so caught up with Jake, she missed the opportunity to help her girls move in. Of course. She sighed, knowing all too well this would happen. She would just have to make it up to them somehow.

To: Liitle Lea/ Dee
MSG:I'm sorry babes, u know takin care of Jake is like having custody of a five year old.

MSG: on my way over. Want some food?

Okay, so maybe Jakub wasn't as wild and difficult to tame as Kory made him sound, but there's also the fact that anytime he is out of her supervision he manages to get himself in some bullshit trouble. Trouble that she later has to deal with, and knowing that Khari would be back soon didn't help at all. Between the two of them and Deanna, Kory is sure she's going to have gray hairs by the time she's thirty. She bit her lip, looking over the message from Khari for the second time before exiting back out without a reply. Maybe before the summer began, she would have been fine with being just another one of "his girls", and she was. Until she wasn't. And Kory knows she should be, because being anything other than friends with someone like Khari is a nad move and one she will probably regret. So ignoring the message is the best possible move, or so she tells herself.




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"So should I be expecting this house to catch on fire sometime during the next few days?". Jakub's deadpan expression was followed by a playful pout as he pushed the machine into it's new permanent place. "How little faith you have in me." the Sigma says dramatically, earning yet another eyeroll from his sister as her fingers type out a quick reply for Arden, who might very well add to her speed aging.

To: Arden
MSG: You WHAT! >:(

She also doesn't miss the message from Jax, and her fingers hover over the keys for a moment, until the sound on the front door being opened. "The president is here! Where are my boys at?" Jakub gives his sister the best Cheshire grin, not willing to miss an opportunity to annoy her by calling out excessively loudly, "Your wifey is in here!". Korinna's glare is payment enough. The two walk out of the kitchen in unison, Jakub's lips stretching into a wide smile the moment he sees his big. "Damn, could you be any louder?" the Sophomore jokes, giving his big the best of high fives. Now that both Cass and Jax were here, all that was missing was Khari.

Kory also noticed, of course, and decides to split before said Sigma joins the party. It is much too early in the year to deal with conflicting emotions. "While you two go on with your little reunion, I'm gonna bounce. I've got sorority girls to take care of." she informed, sliding her cell phone into her small purse before adding. "And if the new coffee machine blows chunks, it's all Jake's fault."

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First thing Jax saw when he walked in was three or four snakes around Cassius. The boy look irritated and Jax couldn't help gritting his teeth in an awkward smile. His snakes don't respond well to loud noises so his yelling earlier probably scared them. Cassius gave everybody a talk on how to behave when his snakes are around. Jax doesn't always follow what he says, but he'd rather start the new year on a high note. "I scared the snakes, didn't I? Sorry about that. It's nice to see the Snake King is back though! How'd your summer go?" Cassius and him were very different people, but the Jax wanted him to be happy where he's at. The two texted briefly talking about their summer, but it wasn't an everyday kind of thing, more of a once a month. "Why don't we go talk with the trouble twins in there? I'm sure they want to know too." Jax let Cassius to put his snakes away before he dragged him to the kitchen.

The sight of his little/best friend and his other best friend was a welcome sight. He missed the two and kept in touch daily with both of them. The high five between the big and little was legendary with loud smack, and a explosion like sound coming from Jax's mouth. "I can be louder, but I reserve that for the bedroom." Jax stuck his tongue and winked, mostly at Korinna. "Don't be jealous, Mrs. King. You'll always be number one." With that being said, he pulled her into a hug, picking her up off the ground to hear her squeal for a minute. All they need is Khari and River and they've got everybody!

Hearing that Korinna was going to leave, Jax pouted dramatically. "You're leaving me already. Does that mean I get Jakub and Cassius in the divorce? We can share Alea, but the boys are mine." He was sad to see her go, but being President means putting the little ones first. Blowing her a kiss goodbye, Jax checked his phone and DANG! He had a lot of texts, some surprising, but awesome. "Well boys, looks like I'm sliding into those DM's. This guy is not going solo this year." Jax replied quickly to his texts and sent a few new messages too.

To: My Juliet / Katrina
No murder today although they deserved it. The only thing I want on my record is stealing your heart. ;)

To: Baby Momma #1 / Deanna
Found a new sugar daddy? I thought we had something!

To: Little Bro / Jakub, Ice Man / Cassius, Sexy Sigma / Khari, My Asshole / River
Get your ass over here! We need everybody front and center!

To: Sexy Sigma / Khari, Shoulda Been Sigma / Cornelius
Too late. We've already started the ceremony. You only have to sacrifice one animal this year. Serious though, both of you get your asses over here. I've got the good booze!

To: Cutie Pie / Abigail
I always miss you. My summer would've been a lot better if you'd have been there ;)

To: My Asshole / River
Hey! Where are you? Have you rolling, River?

To: Songbird / Nari
Hey gorgeous! I hope you're not ignoring me. Have you made it to campus?

To: Sugar Queen / Eliza
Where is my favorite baker? I expect fresh cookies as payment for me having to text first. How's your summer been?


He then put his phone down and looking at Cassius and Jakub. I need to hear about your summers! Any cuties, hookups, drama! I need to know." He said dramatically.



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There was nothing that River dreaded more after a long summer than going back to school to see all the people he hates. It sounded as dramatic as it was. The only reason River even went to college in the first place was because his father kept pestering him about doing something with his life. River wanted to join the Marines out of high school, but his trouble with the law resulted in some disciplinary action that wasn’t waiver-able right away. He’d need to wait a few years before attempting to enlist. So that’s what he decided to do. He’d go to college on daddy’s dime and just fuck around until graduation, and afterwards, he’d go back to the Marine recruiter and enlist. For now, though, River had to pucker up and kiss ass to make sure that his father would pay his tuition so he didn’t have shit to worry about. He even told his dad he’d go major in Business so he can learn all about the trade so he could take over for his father when the time came. River knew it was bullshit, but he didn’t care.

The plane landed in Miami about two hours ago, but River was in no rush to get to the campus. He knew people would be waiting, he knew his room would still be in the same condition he left it, so why rush? Of course, it was a short-lived thought when his phone started buzzing in his pocket. Reaching into his jeans, River pulled out his phone to see two texts from Jax, pestering him about getting to the Sigma house. River sighed audibly, rolled his eyes, and unlocked his phone to text Jax back: Plane just landed. Be there soon. With the text delivered, River shoved his phone back into his pocket, downed the lukewarm coffee he had been sipping on and stood from the outdoor seating he had chosen at a quaint cafΓ© not even 20 minutes from campus. He pulled from his pocket the keys to the rental car he had gotten from the airport. He needed a way to transport his luggage to school from the airport, otherwise he would’ve just taken an Uber to the storage unit he had left his bike in. He couldn’t wait to get back on that thing. He had fixed it up himself while he was in school; took him an entire semester last year but when he finally got her roaring again, it was all he rode.

River pulled into the rowdy neighborhood where there was nothing but Greek life and other college student housing. Already, the streets were flooded with students moving back in or moving in for the first time. The corner of his top lip rose in disgust. River pulled up by the Sigma house, pulled into a parking spot just in front of the house and stuck the car in park. He threw his head back against the seat and sighed, closing his eyes and running his hands dramatically over his face, as though he were wiping away the regret of having gone to college. He looked out the passenger side window, looking at the house that houses him for another two years and sighed once more. β€œHere we go again,” River grumbled to himself softly as he stepped out of the vehicle and locked it. He’d come back for his belongings shortly. River hesitantly walked up to the house, put his hand to the door knob, turned and pushed his way inside. β€œYo! I’m fucking here,” River called out to anyone who was home at the time. He stepped through the house, leading himself to the kitchen where he figured at least one person might be, digging through the fridge already. In there he found Jax and other members of the Sigma house. β€œSup everyone?” He said with very little excitement to his voice.

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Character Portrait: Nick Reyes Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Cornelius Johnson Character Portrait: Harry Robertson Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard
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A R D E NXJ O N E S
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Outfit: Link Here
Location: Father's House - Fulton University - Kappa House
Dialogue Color ✦ #8DA399
Thought Color ✧ #0093AF





To : Mama Kori <3 ( Korinna )
Uhhhh, I'll buy you coffee and explain it to you. Long story. Not really. I got in trouble for getting in a fight at the supermarket. Dude was asking for it though, he kept snickering at me. So I had to. Sowwwiie.

Looking away his phone to receive C.J's hug he laughed. About to answer and being pushed aside, he would make a fake noise of jealousy and look for his big, Harry. Now, they hadn't been very close over his freshman year. But they got better, and Arden accepted Harry as his big, as long as coffee was provided by the man. His eyes a shade of blue currently, he would smile towards his big.

"Ehh, truth be told, I missed you guys. AND WAIT! We're getting a new coffee maker!? YES. I LOOOOOOOOOVE YOU HARRRRRRRRRRY," drawing out the r in Harry's name, yell from the kitchen in glee. Now, anyone in the house knew, of Arden's very very unhealthy relationship with coffee. It seemed to be all he drank, and sometimes he'd be a little wired. Making a small groaning sound, he would unenthusiastically accept his room being across from Harry's. In truth it made him feel safer, but....he couldn't let them know that. "I vote for pizza, it's a fundamental and all-around healthy food item. Introducing all the basic food groups, in one convenient dish.

He also loved greasy food. Moving to the entrance area, and taking his few bags to his room he collapsed on his bed. Sending a few quick text messages to a few people he hadn't gotten a chance to earlier.

To : Surfer Boy ( Brooks )
Hey, you on campus? How was your summer broski.

Okay. That was weird, ignore that please <3

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Annabelle Everett Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Cassius Maestri Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi Character Portrait: River Patton
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K H A R I x O W U S U
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Dialogue | #7B3030
Location | Sigma House
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Kissing his mother on the cheek, Khari thanks her for the ride and exits her car. Grabbing his duffel bag out of the boot, Khari hastens toward the Sigma house, excitement bubbling up. Shaking his head, Khari hated that he had missed his brothers so much, but there was no denying that he was thrilled he was about to see them. Just before he arrives at the door, Khari's phone goes off and he stops to check it. Smirking at Alea & Dee's response to his text. Quickly he types a reply, looking up briefly from his phone to notice River waltzing into the Sigma house to which Khari only rolls his eyes.

To: Angel Ally / Alea, Dee Dee / Deanna, Queen Kory / Korinna
Ouch Alea, guess I'll just have to refresh your memory when I see you, which better be tonight btw. I've missed u all.


Despite Kory not responding to his text, Khari still added her in the message because it was true, he had missed them all and that included her. Sending out one more text, Khari walks toward the door as he types.

To: Ginger / Annabelle
How was your summer? Do anything fun without me?


Khari was hesitant to send this text out, which he knew he shouldn't be. He was simply asking his friend how her summer was, nothing more. Who was he kidding? Khari knew it was something more. He'd seriously missed Annabelle's cute smiles and quirky personality over the summer, which only confused his feelings for her even more. Khari knew he'd be bad news and that Annabelle is far too good for him, so Khari will never say anything to her, but he can't help to way that he feels. Which is why he sends the text with bated breath, hoping that she responds.

Shaking off his nerves, Khari thinks to himself about how stupid he's being before realising he's been standing outside the Sigma house for a solid 3 minutes now. Placing a classic grin on his face, Khari walks over to the door and bangs it open, announcing his arrival. "Daddy's home!" He yells, as he heads for the kitchen where he knew the other guys would be. As he walks in, Khari is greeted by the sight of his little absolutely covered in snakes. "Jesus little bro, sometimes I wonder if there's any helping you." He teases, giving Cassius a light punch on the shoulder that had no snake wrapped around it. Turning to the rest of the guys, Khari lifts up his arms and says, "Boys!" The laddish behaviour already beginning to set right back in. "How were your summers? I wanna hear it all." He says toward no one in particular, giving anyone the chance to step in and speak. Khari leans back against a kitchen counter, his grin only growing as he looks at each of his brother's. God fucking damn I am happy to be home Khari thinks.

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Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Harry Robertson Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Scarlett Coleman
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Nari Lee
Outfit: X
Location: Fulton University; Zeta house
Dialogue Colour: #77051c
Thought Colour: #c44040




Taemin dropped her off at the campus gates with a few of her her bags. Honestly, she felt like she was dressed much too frilly to be hauling things around house, yet here she was with a suitcase in hand. Glancing around the campus, eyes watching the freshmen scamper about excitedly.

"You got everything, Sunny?" Turning her head back to glance at her brother, the girl gave a nod before letting out a soft sigh. "Don't worry about me. Don't you need to be off to see your newest girlfriend? What's her name this time?" Sticking her tongue out playfully only to get a little pinch to the cheek in return for the older male. "Hurry up and go before you start crying. I'm proud of you, you know." With another nod, Nari happily gave him a squeeze and held the two blue suit cases in each hand. "Yeah, I know. I'll call you later, okay?" With a wave, he got into the car and drove off. Offering him a wave, she turned to face the crowd of people.

Her face was screwed up a little as a freshmen bumped past her, almost knocking her crown flying. He turned, giving a rushed apology before dashing off into the mass of people. They're much too jittery for my liking this year. Feeling the vibration from her phone and assuming it'd be her brother, she rushed of to a slightly less busy path where she'd have the time to pause. Taking her phone out, she couldn't help but grin a little.

From: Guitar Hero/Jax

Hey gorgeous! Hope you're not ignoring me. Have you made it to campus yet?


To: Guitar Hero/Jax

Hey handsome! I've been here the best part of five minutes, and I've already nearly been knocked over.


To: Babyboy/Harry

How's my favourite doctor? Hope you didn't miss me too much over summer, baby.


To: Miss Red/Scarlett

You here yet? I'm coming to see you later on if that's alright.


To: Mama Bear K/Korinna

Kory! I'm about five minutes away, make sure the door's open for me!


Clicking the power button, the screen turned black and the senior took a glance at herself in the black screen. With a sigh, she slid it away, and continued to tug the cases along until she reached the Zeta house. Home sweet home. In this moment, she was extremely glad for her flat shoes. One case was let go, using her free hand to turn the handle as her foot pushed against the door, sending it opening slowly.

"Guess who's back!" The familiar and faint smell of the house filled her lungs, and a smile touched her lips. Finally.

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Cassius Maestri Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard Character Portrait: River Patton
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ALEA CHARLES


|Location|| Fulton University; Zeta house
||Dialog Color|| #FFCE8A
||Thought Color|| #FFADAD
||Outfit|| X



Alea chuckled her friend’s excitement, welcoming another hug from her before pulling back and watching her put on her new accessories. Alea was just going to drop the whole plantain thing, there was no changing Deanna’s mind about that; she’ll just have to watch over her food like a hawk and plan to eat those as soon as possible. She could eat a couple for breakfast; if she remembers to eat breakfast, or this conversation at all.

β€œYou look amazing Dee,” She grinned bouncing on the balls of her feet now,” I thought they’d be great for your DJ gigs, though I doubt you can see through them so forget that idea.” She chuckled to herself as she helped her with tying the bracelet on. β€œWe had a lot of supplies left over from the weddings and stuff so I made quite a few things for everyone. I’m glad you like it so much,” Alea smiled once more, reflecting Deanna’s own genuine smile. Her being happy made her twice as, as with any of her friends.

Speaking of them, her phone began to chime once more, breaking whatever heartfelt moment they were having and stealing away Alea’s attention. She picked it up to see Kori was on her way back, Khari replied, and Brooks was on campus. β€œKori’s coming back and Khari wants all of us over, the idiot,” she chuckled shaking her head as she relayed the replies the two of them got in their shared group messages before replying to Brooks as well.

TO: Flirty Idiot #1/ Khari
I’m sure you can. ;)

TO: Sister Mother/ Kori
Something greasy and American. I haven’t had anything like that all summer.
I’ll give you your stuff when you come in.


TO: Siren/ Brooks
Yeah, got here a few hours ago.
I have something for you from Jamaica, though you’ll need to come down here soon so you can enjoy it.
It’ll die soon, but I got it right before I headed to the airport so we got maybe 9 or 10 hours?


Can't pussyfoot my way out of this now. She sighed, having quickly sent and put away her phone before she could question all of her life choices with what she sent Brooks, instead choosing to focus back on Deanna.







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CASSIUS MAESTRI


||Location|| Fulton University; Sigma house
||Dialog Color|| #9a763d
||Thought Color|| #e4ad32
||Outfit||X



He only arched his brow towards Jax, watching him sheepishly apologize with a deadpan expression,” Oh how you flatter me, but my summer wasn’t all that exciting; quite the opposite actually. It was torturously boring. The longest 2 months of my existence.” Despite his dramatic words his face barely changed, resting in that expressionless mask he’s known for as he watches Jax from the corner of his eye. He didn’t reply at the suggestion of moving, only looking back down to his phone and was about to go back to reading, if Jax didn’t practically drag him out of his seat.

So with a sigh, Cassius gently moved his snakes back into the small containers on the coffee table before following him into the kitchen, eyes still glued to the words on his phone while the three shared their pleasantries only speaking up at the mention of his name,” I’m already planning on running away, don’t give me more incentives old man.” That’s about as close as Cassius get to playing up this strange family roleplay, those three insist on playing.

The sound of the most bitter of the Sigmas entering the house finally had Cassius give up trying to read through his story with a huff of frustration as the most excitable came in right behind making a ruckus. β€œI just got a headache,” was all he muttered in reply as River made a beeline straight to the fridge, the smallest trace of disdain in his voice as he watched him before a punch to the shoulder brought him out of it,” It’s almost like I never left England.”

He pushed his glasses back up his nose and stood up straight once more,” Shall I start us off, then? My summer was boring as all hell, went back to Rye, bought snakes in London. Nothing else out of the ordinary happened. It’s exactly what you would expect to happen.” He sped through what happened in the past few months, clipping his words to save time and move on to someone else before leaning back on the wall. β€œNext.”

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Annabelle Everett Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez
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K A T I A N AXB R O K E N B O R O U G H
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Outfit: Link Here
Location: Fulton University - Theta House
Dialogue Color ✦ #E8ADAA
Thought Color ✧ #985D5A



It didn't take long for CJ to get back to her and Kat eagerly set to responding to him while she awaited Annabelle's eventual return. Plus, it wasn't that difficult, being in wait. A few of her big sisters came by to check in on her, asking about how conditioning was going since most of the others knew what she was going through because Katiana told them in the group text that her schedule would be overrun by dance if all went well. She had no doubt that she would make it through try-out. All of the money her parents put into her career as such was definitely not going down the drain, even if her body was going to feel like shit for a few weeks as Katiana got back into the groove of things. It occurred to Kat only after the rush of it all and her earlier excitement to see her roommate, that she hadn't even reached out to her other bestie, which would not do at all.

To: CJ
Plz ur kidding me. Probs had a line up of girls tryin 2 get ur #

Summer was good tho. family cruise 2 spain. nothin much. u?


To: Ally Cat/ Alea <3
BAE!! HOW IS MY BAE??

By the time Annabelle had returned, Katiana had went to sneak two more chocolate-filled croissants since there was no such thing as too much chocolate in this world, no matter what nutritionists and the like had to say on the matter. She didn't need either, but she figured there was nothing wrong with treating herself when she was going to burn it and more off later. She had taken another bite of the first croissant when her friend plopped herself at Katiana's side. Kat grinned as a welcome, covering it with her hand as she hurried to chew the chocolate goodness in order to speak again. "Pretty good. Did the cruise from Barcelona like I told you of. Matter of fact, I've got all of the pictures on my phone if you still wanted to see them..." Kat trailed off then, using a napkin to wipe her hand before pulling her phone back out, idly inquiring, "What about you?"


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Outfit: Link Here
Location: Fulton University - Theta House
Dialogue Color ✦ #E41B17
Thought Color ✧ #940000



"Don't tempt me cuz you know my dumb ass will try 'n wear 'em like I don't got no type of sense," Deanna warned, even though she had already decided that the glasses were going to be a necessary accessory the next time she was scheduled to DJ. She had said that she was willing to do so for the bonfire tomorrow, but the association that funded and was hosting it wanted their students to actually enjoy the festivities, not be a part of making everyone else enjoy it. Deanna hadn't had it in her to fret over it being a lost money opportunity. She was already on schedule to DJ a host of events as the year progressed, so she honestly had no qualms. Besides, it also meant that she didn't have to think about how fucked up she was tomorrow because she would have no limits.

Deanna was poised to make another comment, especially after Alea's explanation, but she was forced to note the sweet smile on the brown-skinned girl because oh, hello heart, nice to meet your acquaintance once again. There was a weird, too-happy-to-be-acceptable flutter in Deanna's stomach at being able to cause that expression, which made her, in turn, swallow down any words that might have been stuck in her throat. When Deanna had originally befriended Alea, she flirted with the same amount of zeal she possessed with everyone else, combined with her usual playful vitriol. It had been easy to see Alea as a friend last year and a potential Zeta sister. She had, as she was wont to do with most females, considered seeing if she could push her look at a possible make-out or even getting the girl into bed, but the latter had been scratched off the agenda because Lea would be a "baby" to the sorority, so she was off limits to a certain degree. But then Dee had to go and care about the girl, and for some reason, that threw her all the way off. She cared about Kory and a host of the other Zetas, but Lea made her feel weird shit. And Dee didn't process that well. She had honestly forgotten about it until her heart did the stupid skip-a-beat-like-a-sap shit a second ago. Luckily, she had texts from Kory and Jax to distract herself with.

To: To: Zaddy J (Jax)
Not mi fault u aint got wat it takes 2 keep a biiiihhh lol

To: To: Mama K, Lee Lee
ummmm i always wanna eat rofl

I SUPPORT DIS. Grease & fat ftw


"We should have burgers," Deanna declared once her text in their group chat with Kory was delivered, already picturing some onion rings. "Juicy, greasy burgers and onion rings. And ooohh, apple pie! Can't get any more American than apple pie."

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Cassius Maestri Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi Character Portrait: River Patton
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K O R I N N A β™‘ L O P E Z
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Location: Fulton University - Zeta House
Outfit: X
Dialogue: #F52887
Kory had managed to slip out of the Sigma house before too many of the boys showed up. God knows that if they had all caught her there, she would have never been able to leave. As much as she didn't mind being around the wild pack of wolves, she had her own children to take care of. Being president was no easy task. Not that she ever expected to be.

As fate would have it, Kory received the responses from Alea and Deanna just as she was stepping out of her car and walking her way into the Five Guys location closest to campus. The girls wanted fattening and greasy, and one could never go wrong with a massive burger and fries. She couldn't help but feel a tad bit proud about guessing what her girls would want before they even said a thing. Thankfully, the place wasn't too packed, and miss president was able to get a ridiculous amount of burgers, fries, drinks and even a few desserts to accommodate for all taste buds. After what felt like an eternity, she was back in front of the Zeta estate. She smiled at the sight, already expecting the loudest, most extra welcome possible from her favorite girls on earth.

"Hello! Mama's here, and she brought greasy food!" the senior announced, her eyes scavenging her surroundings as she made her way to the kitchen to set down all the goods before she ended up dropping half of it. "Where are my welcome back hugs?" she called out again, assuming the girls would be in one of the rooms. She hoped they would hear her, otherwise she would have to go room to room to bring them all down herself. She paused for a moment, a large cup of Coke in her hand, while the other type out a quick reply to Nari's last text.

To: Nari <3
MSG: The door is always open for you babygirl :) and you've got some greasy fast food waiting for ya!

Her eyes glazed over a couple of names, stopping for a moment to respond to Arden before the group text between herself, Lea, Dee and Khari came into view. After a too-long pause, her thumb tapped away at the screen, deeming it safe to send Khari a response now, though she paused again before sending the second message.

To: Arden
MSG: Had to, my ass. You're lucky I'm occupied with the girls right now or you would be getting a mouthful!
MSG: [color=#f52887]Wat r u doing later tonight?


To: Khari
MSG: It's the first day back, please don't encourage my brother into any trouble 2day.
MSG: I guess I missed you a little :P



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J A K U B β—‡ D A R Z I
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Location: Fulton University - Sigma House
Outfit: X
Dialogue: #0000A0
If Jake said he didn't feel like he was between a rock and a hard place, he would be a liar. He had already told Kat he was heading over to the Theta house, but he didn't want to leave his boys, as much as he never would admit he had an itching need to see his best friends for reasons he didn't quite feel like diving into at the moment. But it had been an entire summer away from sigma, and despite all the sarcastic comments and cheeky insults he often threw their way, he really did miss the wild bunch.

"Sorry to break it to you, old man, but if you and Kori divorce I'm sticking with her." the sophomore said, cheeky smirk in place. His elbow moved up to rest on Cassius', crystal blue eyes focused on his senior. "n' I'm taking Cass with me." his attention was brought out of their little pretend family life by Khari and River's arrivals. Jakub couldn't help but chuckle to himself at how completely opposites their entrances were. How one place such as this ended up housing so many different personalities was beyond him. ” Shall I start us off, then? My summer was boring as all hell, went back to Rye, bought snakes in London. Nothing else out of the ordinary happened. It’s exactly what you would expect to happen. Next”

Jakub let out a soft snort as his feet took his across the spacious kitchen, right up to their fridge. "You've sure got a way with words, Cass. Ever thought of writing a novel?" he teased, as he normally did anytime Cassius was around, meanwhile his blue orbs searched every inch of the fridge for something good to eat. His mind traveled back to Katiana's invitation. And let's face it, getting good food wasn't his only reason for wanting to go, but it was the only reason he would be giving the Sigma boys in hopes of avoiding their usual unnecessary comments about his and Kat's relationship. "I'm gonna dip for a bit, boys. I've got some free food waiting for me at the Theta's."

To: Kat
MSG: Any food left? I'm vry hungry n having some serious Kat withdraws.

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Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Cornelius Johnson Character Portrait: Katrina Amberly Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi Character Portrait: Nari Lee Character Portrait: Eliza Hallman Character Portrait: River Patton
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The laughing and brotherhood between all the guys was amazing. He hadn't had a chance to see any of them over the summer. His grandfather needed his advice on a public relations disaster. Apparently, a person's room wasn't clean properly, which was their fault. The worst part was someone recorded a screaming match between the concierge and this customer. It was a disaster on both ends and, but, thanks to Jax, the whole incident blew over. The rest of his summer was helping the family with the hotel. It was great getting to jet back between California, New York, and many other places, but he missed everybody at Fulton.

He didn't pay too much attention as Korinna left. River and Khari had just arrived and that meant everyone was here! He made sure to give both of them a big hug. He was an affectionate guy and they've gotten used to it by now. "Summer has been crazy for me, my bros. Traveling everywhere at once and constant work. I missed this place, though." When Jakub mentioned leaving to go to Sigma, Jax went on a crazy story about how he had to explain how he was randomly selected for a pat down at by the TSA and how the girl doing it was crazy hot. The story was more to distract the other guys. Some of the brothers, including Jax, liked to give his little a hard time over his crush on a certain Theta sophomore. Jax gave his little a wink as he went out the door.

With his little spared from unnecessary teasing, Jax checked his phone when one of the guys went into a story about his drunk streaking got him arrested over the summer. Jax heard it earlier and needed to check back with his lovely ladies.

To: My Juliet / Katrina
You know you liked it. Plus, security must not be that tight. That little x on the end means a kiss. :3
Speaking of kisses... What are you doing tonight?


To: Songbird / Nari
I will gladly knock whoever's ass down if they mess with one of my girls. Need some TLC? ;)

To: Sugar Queen / Eliza
Same girlie! All work no play for this guy over the summer. As for the cookies, I need yours to survive. You want me to suffer? I thought we were besties.

To: Baby Momma #1 / Deanna
I can keep biiiihhh, but I lack the equipment you like. I'll settle for being the sperm donor though! ;P Sugar and Baby Daddy sounds sweet lol


River's text from him didn't need a response, but Jax made sure to slide up next to him. Jax and River were pretty similar background wise. They had successful families and a business destined for them to work for. The biggest difference was the lack of love in their households. Jax was lucky to have a good family and River wasn't so. Jax would've flew him out to stay with this summer, but didn't want to abandon River so that he could work. The boy is coming home with him for the holidays though. Jax will fight for it. He laid his head on River's shoulder, making a funny face at him. The boy needed to laugh more. Jax kept making faces when he suddenly heard, "Jax! Khari! I'm here for the ceremony! Where the hell are you guys?" Cornelius mentioned coming over, but he didn't know it would be so soon. He was always welcome at Sigma, but the bad blood between Cornelius and River was not welcome. Jax's eyes flew to Khari, sending him worried eyes. He tried to slyly make Khari go to Cornelius first. Jax had a better handle on River than Khari so maybe they could keep the peace for a while if they could keep the two separated. "So my favorite River, tell me all about the trouble we can get into this year. I've got a few pranks planned. Also, any food suggestions for dinner tonight? I'm thinking Mexican." Please don't notice my stalling.

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The significance of the Fulton University Back-to-School bonfire was that it was originally meant for one to cast into the flames the troubles of the year before; whatever it was that one felt was holding them back, whether it be a relationship they couldn't let go of on their own or anxieties that crippled them academically when all one needed to do was have faith, it needed to be thrown into flames. It was supposed to bring relief and that relief was found in throwing away the jacket an ex gave you or even a bracelet from a friendship you thought would never end. Don't let the alcohol and tomfoolery fool you. It was supposed to mean something and to some, it still does.

Nevertheless, each year the bonfire is hosted at the estate of an undisclosed sponsor - some believe it is an alumna, but until proven otherwise, take advantage of being in a mansion that most won't ever actually afford, #sorrynotsorry - where the beach property is mostly used for celebrations. Students also like to occupy the spacious home as there is a DJ inside, as well as inside, and food. Most have already arrived at this annual festive event filled with drunken hook-ups, wild dancing, tricks and the like while others are still on the way. At the end of the day, though, it's very rare that a night like this doesn't end in a fight or two, especially with the Greek organizations in attendance...

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Khari had spent the entirety of his night talking to and catching up with all of his friends, not only was he filled in on all his brothers shenanigans but Cornelius came over which was nice because even though he wasn't an official Sigma, Khari always thought he was far more Sigma material than he's ever been Kappa material. But alas there seemed to be nothing Khari could do to change his friends mind, so he simply enjoyed the guys company instead. The tales he was told about everyone's summers both made Khari chuckle and also, in some cases, even managed to shock him because of the things his friends managed to get themselves into.

It wasn't until the early hours that Khari finally called it a night and said adios to his buddies. Heading off to bed, he had been meaning to send out a few more texts but as soon as he lay down Khari fell straight asleep.

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Khari didn't wake up until 12pm the next afternoon and had spent much of his time in his joggers and a white tee, chilling around the house. He knew he didn't have to go out until the evening, which was when the bonfire would take place, so he felt no need to hurry out of his comfy clothes. More holiday stories were shared and a lot more laughter occurred before Khari looked at the clock and realised it was getting closer and closer to the time they were supposed to be leaving.

It wasn't until seven that Khari finally began to actually get ready. He jumped in the shower, shaved and got dressed into a casual, yet very much so his style, outfit for the evening. Spraying himself with a little aftershave, Khari winks at his reflection before deciding to check on how the other guys were getting on. He had just assumed that they would all be going up together as a frat.

Walking down the hallway that led him to Jax's room, Khari stopped a few steps from his friend's door to send out a couple text, just to make sure that everyone he wanted to see and catch up with would be going tonight.

To: Angel / Alea
You & your girls coming tonight? Wouldn't be a party without the Zetas ;)

To: Ginger / Annabelle
Sucks we didn't get to catch up last night. Hang @ the bonfire?

To: Queen Kory / Korinna
Saw you'd bailed before I got to the Sigma house :/ See you tonight?


Happy with those messages, Khari hits send and continues on his way to the Sigma president's room. Knocking loudly, Khari calls out "Hey pretty boy, you ready yet?" Leaning his shoulder against the doorframe as he waits for a response - most likely one just as snarky as his own. Khari and Jax had been friends for quite a long time now and had a very particular, and very sarcastic, way of talking to each other.

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Spending the rest of the evening in his room, silently freaking over the message he received from Maddox, the male decided to play guitar. Eventually posting a cover of Collide by Howie Day on Youtube. Yep, great way to help your feelings.

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Arden didn't really sleep. He was known to be a night owl, but sleeping was a thing he rarely did since the middle of summer. He spent the entirety of the night trying to write chords for a project he was working on, but it didn't really work out for him being sleep deprived. He had noticed the dark circle under his eyes, and shrugged, getting dressed into his outfit for the bonfire. He would wave to the few awake Kappas, and visit the Roast as soon as it opened.

After getting coffee, he basically spent the entirety of the day at the radio station covering someone's shift. Getting off around 6'oclock, heading to the roast, he'd send a few texts out towards his friends and a certain someone.

To: Mama Kori, Princely Charming, Surferboy
MSG:So, I'm seeing you at the bonfire right? You know my ass needs social accompaniment.

He would send these texts individually, basically conveying the same messages. His dark blue eyes would look in his messgaes, noticing Maddox hadn't responded. Typical honestly. The male would type a few versions of the messages he wished to say, but decided on a different approachment.

To: Guy I Fell For / Hate
MSG:We can talk at the bonfire, if you want that is, we don't even have to be seen by your Beta buddies.

With that, he would simply wait at the Roast for his probably third cup of coffee in that day.

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Character Portrait: Nick Reyes Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Harry Robertson Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: River Patton
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"How the hell did you beat me to my own car?" Nick asked as he approached his 2010 Nissan. It was old and it wasn't the flashiest vehicle on campus, but once his dad signed everything over to him, it became Nick's. And that was enough for him. He thought better of his question and also inquired, "And why the hell are you on top of my car to begin with?"

"Selfies," Deanna stated from her perch atop the hood of the blue car, hand splayed back on the cool metal so that she could look up as she took the pictures. She had originally been on her Instagram story, but decided pics were in order. Dee may have been a bad bitch, according to her, every single day, but there was something about dressing up for events - even the casual ones - that made her feel like being extra. And what better way to be extra than to post a series of pictures of yourself on social media so that everyone else could admire how much of a bad bitch you were? Her bathing suit was pretty simple in comparison to some of the other ones she could've chosen, but the sheer, shimmery material of the over-sized shirt that looked more green under certain lights combined with the shoes she found in California made a not so fabulous look, look absolutely fabulous. She glanced at the dubious look she could feel emanating from Nick and her mouth widened into a childish grin, "Nicky, come and love me!"

Nick side-eyed her for a second, but easily walked over while retorting sarcastically, "Pretty sure I'm the wrong gender to do your type of loving." Deanna gave a mock-outraged glare. "Fuck you!" Nick snorted. "Wrong gender for that too." He narrowly missed the careless upward swipe of her leg at him, a botched attempt at a kick that she remedied only by snatching him against her before smacking him on the back of the head. "This is why I can't stand yo ass. Just take the damn picture with me." Two seconds later and the flash went off, and Nick was able to relax in the space formed between Deanna's legs, leaning back against her as she used his back to type out whatever it was that she thought was a necessary caption to go with her post. Nick wasn't really big for social media, but considering Deanna's current profession and what her future would more than likely entail, it was no surprise that she was posting so frequently. It was like another job for her. She had to keep up appearances. And Nick, more times than he liked to admit, always wound up being sucked into it despite being the notably camera shy one between the two of them. Not that Deanna cared. She somehow snatched several pictures of him without him knowing she had taken them until he received a notification from whichever social media site she decided to use for that day, and threatened to terminate their friendship if she didn't take down the most unflattering ones.

Nick swore that all of them were unflattering, so Deanna promptly started ignoring him.

"Text ya boyfriend and see if he's ridin' with us or not," Deanna said, scrolling through her timeline for a minute before she realized that there were text notifications. A few were from her sorority sisters and one from River, which made her lips curve into a smirk. Nick's eyebrows shot up at her, though she couldn't see. "What are you - ? I don't have a - " It took him only a second later to realize it and Nick's face heated once it hit him. "Harry's not my boyfriend. He's my friend." Deanna rolled her eyes, unimpressed. "Baby, he better be somethin' witchu sighin' and shit all summer." Nick looked mighty affronted, even as he pulled out his phone. "I did not sigh."

He totally sighed.

Deanna obviously didn't look like she believed him, which she had every reason to look like. Nick sighed (shit) and shook his head as he text Harry as instructed, saying, "I-it's not even like that and you know it. Harry doesn't - he wouldn't." Deanna promptly replied, singing, "Not gonna know if he would if ya don't ask." Nick grumbled that he wasn't asking her as the text was sent, just as Deanna sent her own in response to River, and then to Kory like a good little Zeta appeasing her mama Zeta.

To: Asshole
wat can i say? im a slut 4 free food & drinks. u comin?

To: Mama K
ill try not 2 come home preggers or somethin. no promises mom

To: Harry
Dee's riding too, but are you coming?

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BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! Jax literally rolled out of his bed when his alarm clock went off. He groaned as he lifted his head from the floor. NINE A.M! "What the hell kind of- shit." He completely forgot he volunteered to help with the freshman orientation. Normally, he would have slept until A. He finally woke up or B. One of the boys woke him up. These freshman orientations were lame as hell, but housing gave bonus in pay if anyone from their office helped with the event. Jax's family wasn't desperate for cash, but Jax would rather wake up at 9 to help with some event than ask his Mom, and especially not his Dad. Jax made quick work of changing into one of his school T-shirts and some jeans before leaving for the school's amphitheater. Hopefully, the freshman wouldn't suck as much as last year.
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Nope, they are even worse this year. He understands that directions in a new place can be challenging, but when the same freshman comes back FIVE TIMES TO GO TO THE SAME PLACE... It riled Jax's nerves. If it was a girl trying to be cute in asking then that's cool, but that kid was dumb as rocks. Returning to the house was amazing! Jax just chilled in the living room of the house, besting most the few members at Call of Duty. It was a good bonding experience and the holiday stories these young bucks shared were spectacular. Whether it be because they were stupid stories, funny stories, or a combination, the new guys seemed to be prime Sigma members.

It was around six when Jax decided to finally get ready for bonfire. Some of the guys laughed when he said he wanted to get ready early, but Jax reminded them that good appearances get the girls, or boys, to pay attention. It was comical how their eyes grew before the little newbies rushed off to prepare. Jax took a shower, in his private bathroom, before debating on what to wear. It was going to be near a beach and the house had a pool so swim trunks were the smart approach. However, it was unlikely he'd go into the water. Jax isn't shy so he could just strip if he felt like getting wet. He choose a comfy pair of jeans, his slide sandals (which were popular for it's litness), and a black tank. Jax added a yellow flannel, because why not? Plus, gotta rep those Greek colors! He dabbed some cologne on before sending out a few messages to his special people.

To: My Juliet / Katrina
I hope I get to see you tonight. I might have to steal you away. :3

To: Shoulda Been Sigma / Cornelius
Ready to party Sigma style?

To{Group Text}: Songbird / Nari, Baby Momma #1 / Deanna, Future Mrs. King / Korinna, Baby Lee
The lovely ladies of Zeta better show themselves! I expect the best of my favorite sorority!


Satisfied with his messages, Jax checked himself over one last times. "Hey pretty boy, you ready yet?" Jax snickered at his best friend's remark. It wasn't common for any of the guys to be sarcastic with him, but Khari was the only one to get away with it regularly. "I'm glad you know who's the better looking one!" Jax hollered back. He'd pay for that remark later, but tonight was a time for a party! Jax opened his door and took a second to check him out. "Although, I'm not the only hot one tonight." Jax winked then wiggled his eyebrows at Khari before heading down the stairs to the entryway. While Jax is only interested in the opposite sex, he doesn't mind flirting with his own. It gets him in trouble some times, but it's just his personality. "I was thinking we could load up my car with us, Jake, Cass, and River then head out. Sound good?"

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[justify]In all honesty, Katiana shouldn’t be nervous. She had already dealt with first party of the year jitters last year and should have already developed some kind of immunity to them. These parties weren’t that different from the ones Jake had managed to talk her into before they had even gotten to college; there were just more adultier young adults now and there was less of a concern that things would get shut down because there were more minors than legal adults. So, no, that wasn’t what heightened her anxiety. It wasn’t even the fact that she was approaching the Sigma house. If Jake was at a place and he wanted her there, best believe she was going there, regardless of who had what to say about it. But still, there was a difference between going to the Sigma house simply to hang out or wait for a friend to come out, and going to the Sigma house wearing pretty much a see-through get-up with a bikini underneath.

It honestly shouldn’t have bothered her much. Kat was pretty accustomed to not bothering to wear more than simple crop top or even bralette as the top for the day because she couldn’t be bothered with her usual timidity, or even under an open bomber just because the mood struck. However, at the moment, she couldn’t tell whether it was because she was anxious for Jake’s reaction or simply her being self-conscious with exposing a bit more than she would unless dance was involved. So, she made sure to text Jake as she approached the front door of the Sigma house, the sound of her sandals startlingly louder than the whoops or cheers she could hear from across campus from students getting ready to leave for the bonfire.

To: Jake
Im outside. Want me 2 get uber?

Just as Katiana saw the message was sent and had reached the Sigma porch, a pair of older Sigmas - seniors, if she remembered correctly - opened the front door and would’ve probably went about their business in exiting, but actually held the door for her. ”After you, babe,” the taller of the two said and Kat gave a small, appreciative smile as she entered the house. And chose obstinately to ignore the feeling that someone was staring at her from behind when the guys finally left and the door closed behind her. Jake just needed to come on, so they could leave and she could get the drink she was probably going to regret come morning.

Jakub rarely ever gave his outfits much thought. He was no fashionista, and though he more often than not managed to look like a full-course meal, it wasn’t because he actually tried. So ultimately, getting ready for the bonfire took all of twenty minutes. Fifteen, really, if you didn’t count the times he stopped to read or respond to text messages. Believe it or not, it had been awhile since Jake had been to an actual, legitimate party. The buzz of the excitement felt nice, and something he missed greatly. He could already hear the excitement of other students echoing throughout the streets and he promptly got to his feet, his footsteps taking him out of his room and into the hallway.

His original destination was the kitchen, but he stopped abruptly when the chime of a new message was heard. Somehow, he already knew who it was from before even needing to open it.

From: Kat
MSG: Im outside. Want me 2 get uber?

He smiled at his phone screen, quickly typing out a reply before he reached his big’s door, where Khari was already poised and attempting to get the king out of his royal chambers.

To: Kat
MSG: [color=##0000a0]Yes please :) On my way down[/color]

His smile quickly evaporated the moment he reached Khari, his eyes glancing over his senior before moving closer to the closed door. ”Jax, get your ass out here already. You’re going to look hideous no matter what you wear.”. After adding in his two cents, he gave Khari a quick nod. ”I'll meet you boys at the bonfire, I'm taking an uber with Kat.” he announced with a subtle smirk before continuing his way down to met his best friend. Every step feeling heavier than the other. This was all still so new to Jake, unexpected, and it completely threw off his groove. So much so that any phrase or word he planned on saying completely froze in the back of his throat the moment his eyes met Kat’s figure. ”Uh-” he came to a halt just a couple of feet away, looking over her for all of five seconds before his gaze switched to the two SIgma’s hovering by the front door. He frowned immediately, eyes instinctively narrowing in their general direction. ”What are you two looking at? Move along!”

Kat probably had to glance upwards twice when she heard someone bound down the stairs, but the third time was the charm because soon enough, Jake had arrived. That alone was enough to make her beam up at him...until she noted his expression. ”Wh-what?” She asked, looking down at her outfit for a brief moment before her eyes rose back to his. The self-consciousness crept back into her belly, sending a flutter of nervousness she could feel all the way to her toes. It didn’t help when Jake snapped at the two Sigmas that Kat honestly thought had left already. The awareness of their presence made her skin prickle. ”Think this is a bit much? I guess, I could change, yeah?”

Jakub bit his lower lip to keep from saying anything else to the Sigma pair as they exited the house. They hadn’t done anything really. At the very least not a thing that any normal male wouldn’t do, but something about it irked Jake to the moon and back. The thought of other guys looking at Katiana in that certain way made his skin itch. Because she was like a sister...or so he had to tell himself over and over again. He had the right to be protective, and he had convinced himself that his reasons were valid, even if they weren’t true. ”Nah” he finally responded, the right side of his lips quirking upward into his signature half-smile Kat had probably come to know very well by now. ”You’ll just have to deal with your bodyguard, Jakub, for the rest of the night.” he added. He glanced over his shoulder, making sure there was no Sigma eavesdropping on their conversation, or he would surely never hear the end of it later. ”And if you’re going to go home with some asshole, you better make sure he gets my permission first!” he stated, though what he really wanted to say remained in his throat. You better not be going home with any guy unless it’s me.

Traitorously, Kat’s pulse fluttered when Jake gave his signature smile, which was more devastating than it had the right to be. Quietly swallowing down any instinct to actually appraise his appearance for the night because honestly, Kat was having enough of a struggle as it was with his display of protectiveness making her just a touch giddy, she only rolled her eyes at him, grinning. ”Yeah, whatever,” she replied cheekily, biting her lower lip as she set to ordering their uber. Once things were selected, she added, ”Uber’ll be here in five minutes. We should head outside. Got everything?” Kat wouldn’t be herself if she hadn’t brought one of her smaller bags. It was big enough to fit a towel inside along with her charger, and a few other essentials that could help any of her friends even if they didn’t help her. Let it be said that Kat never didn’t come prepared, even if it meant toting around a handbag at a party.


Jakub chuckled softly at the sound of the question, because Kat already knew he wasn’t the type to carry around anything aside from his cell phone. And even that sometimes was abandoned somewhere. ”No, I don’t.” he said, casually sliding an arm around Kat’s shoulders to turn her in the direction of the Sigma house’s front door. Even if the action made his heart pause for a fraction of a millisecond, he surely didn’t show it. ”But I’m pretty sure you do, so let’s go.” he urged, hoping to get out of the house before any of the other boys caught up to them. As much as he loved them all, anytime Kat was around, they were known to be a bit much. They could catch their own uber to the party if they wanted to. The weather out was perfect for the occasion. Jakub noticed as soon as they set foot outside the large estate. He turned to Kat, lips poised to make another comment about how he would beat any guy’s ass that even attempted to look at her the wrong way, but a soft chime coming from his phone stopped him. Jakub wasn’t in the least bit surprised to find it was a message from Kory.

His lips quirked upwards as he read before turning his attention back to Kat. ”Kory’s already warning me about not starting any trouble. I can be responsible, ya know?” Katiana giggled then, more than comfortable under his arm. Too comfortable, if you asked her on a bad day, or asked the swarm of butterflies that decided that her stomach was the perfect location for their new residence. But at the moment, she decided to bask in it since she was sure any other girl who wanted Jake would, leaning into him as they headed out. Without wanting to, Kat found herself admiring the side of her face just a little when Jake’s attention was diverted to his phone, smile softer on her face than it had no reason to. She couldn’t help it. Besides, she might have been pathetically obvious to anyone else, but at least not to him. That would be mortifying.

At his question, she playfully put on a thinking face, tapping her lower lip while she was at it before inquiring cheekily, ”I mean, yeah, but what’d be my purpose if not to help make sure you stay responsible?” Her own phone chimed then and Kat glanced down, brow furrowing just slightly when she noted the information Uber provided. ”Uber said we’re pulling with a guy named Brian. He’s getting picked up around here somewhere, shouldn’t be that much longer,” she said it with a lilt of optimism, but there was a disappointment underneath that Kat couldn’t exactly deny.

Picking Uberpool was the cheaper option and it always came with the risk that she’d have to ride with another individual who possibly had a guest, but the gamble was usually worth it. It seemed, though, that now that she actually wanted to enjoy the ride without unnecessary others, either Uber or - as her brain dramatically supplied - the universe was against her. She could deal, sure, but she had liked the idea of them riding out together and it just being her and Jake. With how busy her schedule seemed like it would be, and how much the Sigmas usually got into during the school year from what she saw last year, some part of her feared that they wouldn’t have many times where their schedules lined up. Kat wasn’t dependent on Jake’s presence, but she loved it. He was her best friend and even if a very loud, very traitorous part of her wanted more, being her best friend meant longing for alone just as she would occasionally want when it came to Annabelle or Alea.

Surely Jakub hadn’t meant to pout, he truly didn’t, but a small. (or rather large) part of him was instantly bummed by the announcement that he and Kat wouldn’t be riding to the bonfire alone. He quickly switched the pout into an expression of skepticism. ”Brian, huh? I don’t like him already.” the sigma muttered, his thumbs hovering over the keys as he contemplated whether to send a response Kory’s way or not. Call him over-protective, or what Jakub’s own mind refused to call it, jealousy, but he couldn’t help but imagine all the different ways this ride with β€œBrian” could go. He slipped his phone back to his pocket, eyebrows knitting together as he pointed a warning finger towards Kat’s face. ”If he so much as looks at you the wrong way, I’ll chop off an arm.” his voice was low, but playful, letting Kat know that he wasn’t being serious. At least not entirely, even if he did throw a couple more warnings her way before the Uber finally arrived.

Kat snorted and replied, sarcastic, ”Yeah, sure you will big guy.” She ignored the way Jake’s proclamation made her heart skip a beat by exiting out of the Uber app to get to her snapchat, tapping the screen so that they were the ones in the screen and not the surrounding scenery. ”Say hi to snap, Jake,” she demanded grinningly, moving the camera goofily while making a face. ”On our way to the bonfire,” she quickly announced to the screen and added, jerking her head in Jake’s direction, ”Gonna see how long this jerk right here abandons me for the rest of the night.” The smirk on her face remained playful, but Kat was definitely going to post everything on snapchat just because she knew the face Jake was going to make due to her words would be too amusing for her not to have on some form of social media.

Soon enough, a dark blue Honda CR-V pulled up just as her phone chimed that their Uber was approaching, and Katiana exclaimed, ”Oh cool, right on time.” A moment later, and she pondered aloud, peering up at Jakub, ”Do you know who’s already there?” She could already see the outline of another being in the backseat from outside of the tinted windows, which made her smile dim just a bit. She wasn’t exactly over her disappointment, after all. Nevertheless, she pulled the back door open, confirmed that she was the one who had summoned the Uber and that her driver was who he was, before beginning to climb into it, anxious to get the ride over with.

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