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Maddox Izumi

"Don't expect too much from me."

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

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MADDOX IZUMI
"Sometimes the truth hurts more than lies"
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FULL NAME

NICKNAMES


AGE

BIRTHDAY

GENDER

SEXUALITY


ETHNIC BACKGROUND

NATIONALITY

Maddox Rei Uzimi

Mad - almost everyone | likes it
Maddy - close friends | doesn't mind it

Twenty-Two

October 21st Scorpio

cisMale

extremely closeted
Bisexual/Homoromantic

Japanese + French

American

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ImageAPPEARANCE
[HEIGHT] 6'2 - being tall and slender is something that runs in the Izumi family. Both of Maddox's grandfathers were over six feet tall, and his father is no exception. But out of all the males in the family, he is one of the tallest.

[WEIGHT] 168lbs - though he is slender, Maddox is built with heavy muscles. That, coupled with his height, makes him much heavier than he appears to be.

[BUILD] Fit - as busy as sorority life and university assignments keep him, Maddox tries to find at least five minutes a day to stop by the gym. You can't be a Beta without the good looks and tight abs.

[HAIR] Naturally straight, black hair - perhaps it's due to his Japanese heritage, but Maddox has the kind of hair, eyebrows and lashes that girls would kill for. His lashes, just like his hair, are naturally thick, black and very much healthy. Maddox has never been a fan of super military hair (as he refers to it) but rather keeps his locks at ears length, cut shorter underneath for a more classy version of the undercut.

[EYES] dark and alluring - Maddox' milky chocolate eyes can be compared to those of a wild cat. They're sharp and mysterious, capable of you in with a single look. In Maddy's case, when no words are said, his eyes tell you the whole story.

[SKIN] fair - as it would be expected, Maddox''s skin is quite pale and seemingly pore less, as if it were made of porcelain.

[DISTINGUISHING/UNIQUE MARKS] beauty mark - other than his height and heart-stopping stare, Maddox has a distinguishable dark, perfectly rounded freckle on the right side of his chin. He's also got a small scorpion tattoo on the inside of his left wrist, symbolic of his Greek zodiac sign.

[OVERALL APPEARANCE] Maddox Izumi is what one would expect a long term Beta to look like. He's tall, lean, handsome, and often wears a seductive smile,
even when it's fake. Not only does he look the part, but he dresses the part as well. Maddox will never be caught dead in anything along the lines of a pair of beach shorts and flip-flops, or a matching track suit. Nonetheless, it doesn't mean he's dressed to the nines at all times, but even on his worst days, his wardrobe is simple, clean and classy, always ready to leave a good first impression no matter where he is or who is with. Very worthy of the title of a Beta Junior.

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LIKES
❀ Attention
❀ Sex
❀ Strong alcohol
❀ Coffee (preferably espresso and very very strong espresso at that)
❀ Music/Playing guitar
❀ Being right
❀ Korean dramas
❀ Reading
❀ Good conversations
❀ Hot showers
❀ Staying up past midnight
❀ Latin food
❀ Cooking (but not many people know he's skilled at it)

DISLIKES
✘ His parents (mainly his father)
✘ His siblings
✘ Confronting problems
✘ Beer
✘ Having to hide his sexuality
✘ Heat
✘ His major
✘ Jump scares
✘ Being wrong
✘ Getting drunk (he likes having control over his actions)
✘ Tea
✘ Losing/misplacing things

QUIRKS/HABITS
+ Humming + Ignoring problems + Scrunching his eyebrows when he's concentrating + Licking his lips + Smirking + Answering a question with another question + Never taking advice + Cracking his knuckles or neck when he's bored + Sitting on the arms of the couches or chairs instead of the actual seat + Laughing when he's feeling nervous or uncomfortable + Lying about unimportant things + Staying up late +Never locking the bathroom door +Sleeping shirtless +

TALENTS/SKILLS
guitar/piano: only a handful of people know this, but Maddox is very musically talented. As a child, his parents put him in piano lessons and soon enough Maddy became highly skilled on the piano, capable of picking up melodies by ear and playing them almost to perfection. A little later on, a good friend of his taught him how to play the guitar, something he also caught onto quickly.

mixed martial arts: as part of a family tradition, Maddox began to learn mixed martial arts from the age of 10. He'd never been a fan of violence, but he liked the idea of being able to defend himself or fight back in case of an attack. With that in mind, he took the lessons very seriously and still retains a lot of the techniques he learned.

languages: since a young age, Maddox had a knack for picking up on languages. Aside from English, French and Japanese were often spoken in his household. He learned to read, write and speak both languages fluently. As he grew older, a family friend began to teach him and his siblings Korean and Mandarin which he somewhat struggled with, but eventually mastered both.

lying: maybe it's not something to brag about, or to be considered a skill, but Maddox is so skilled at lying that it's sometimes hard even for him to remember what is the truth. There's just such a skill to the way he makes things up on the spot. He's capable of creating a story out of thin air as if t were pure fact. Perhaps it's a testament to why so many Fulton girls believe he is a saint, when in fact he is a wolf in sheep's clothing.


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Coffee: He's addicted -and that's putting it lightly- but Maddox cannot by any means make it through the day without a cup of excessively strong espresso in the morning. Succeeding: or rather, proving his father wrong and shoving it in his face that he is indeed successful, and not a "complete disappointment" as the man once put it. Sex: perhaps he's not as addicted as he is with coffee, but you can bet he's slowly getting there. Music: when all else fails, music puts him at ease.

GREATEST FEARS
Failure: this goes along with the same idea of why he enjoys success. It not so much the fear of failing, but more of the fear of accidentally proving his father right. Becoming attached to someone: because he's been hurt and betrayed in the past by the people he assumed should have loved him the most, Maddox has developed an almost phobia of becoming attached to someone, whether that he in a platonic or romantic way. his father/frat brothers discovering his sexuality: yes, it is the 21st century and being bi or homosexual is more openly accepted, but not in the Beta house and most certainly not in the Izumi family. As much as Maddox likes to pretend he doesn't give a damn about what others think of him, he does. Especially when it comes to his father and frat brothers, and most certainly when the truth getting out means his losing everything including his spot as a Beta.

LIFE PHILOSOPHY
"You have exactly one life in which to do everything you'll ever do. Act accordingly."

PERSONALITY
Charismatic
As can be said about all the Beta boys, Maddox oozes charm and charisma without even trying. There's just something fascinating about the way he wraps people around his finger with a single smile or phrase. Maddox is no stranger to talking up his fraternity or starting riveting conversations with complete strangers. All he needs is a simple hello and he'll have you hanging on his every word in a matter of seconds. Of course, as anyone else in his position would do, Maddy takes full advantage of this.

Manipulative
This comes hand in hand with his advanced charisma. As mentioned, Maddox plans on and often does take advantage of his charm and his ability to wrap people around his finger to his advantage. Not that he would refer to it as being manipulative, and when done subtly enough, those being manipulated wouldn't even know it. But to say Maddox doesn't use the people around him in a way that benefits only him would be a blatant lie. Sometimes done purposely, other times maybe without even giving it much thought. But one way or the other, many find themselves trapped in Maddox Izumi's plans with no possible way of getting out unharmed.

Intelligent
He's no genius, and there are some things that not even he can wrap his mind around, but Maddox is one of the most intelligent people you'll ever meet. Perhaps even to par with the kappas, though Maddox would drop dead before ever admitting to that. His position as a Beta is often misjudged, giving him the "typical egotistical meathead". While the egotistical aspect of that statement may be right on the money, Maddox is not nor has he ever been qualified to be a meathead. His intelligence is often overshadowed by money and looks and while Maddox wouldn't go out of his way to highlight it, one look at his spotless GPA and his above average IQ would be more than enough to prove it.

Detached
Kids learn their parents' bad traits the fastest, and stay with them the longest. Money and luxury means every little to a small boy when his parents are never around to give them what's truly important, and this was exactly the case with Maddox. So if he were to blame anyway, he would undoubtedly blame his parents for his inability to love. He may have tried once or twice, but the outcome was never a good one. In the end, he decided to stop trying. People come and go and Maddox never truly goes out of his way to make anyone stay. In fact, if the Beta detects even an inkling of an attachment to someone, his survival instinct immediately pushes them away.

Confident
As a Beta should be. Maddox is the embodiment of confidence and self-love. Can it come off as arrogance at times? It most certainly can. But Maddox won't be losing any sleep over that. Maddox firmly believes that the only person you can love and trust is yourself. A bit rash, yes, but it's gotten him through life this far without suffering any more major heartbreaks. He's not only confidence in his looks, but also his skills whether it be playing an instrument or acing a final he hardly even studied for with flying colors.

Resentful
Don't even think about doing Maddox wrong, or you will regret it a million times over. Few people have landed themselves on Maddox's bad side, and though it may have been several long years ago, to Maddox it's as if it had just happened yesterday. Fool him once, shame on you,
fool him twice...well let's just say you may even come to regret the day you were born.

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ImageFULTON LIFE|| Sorority ||
Beta Gama Omega

|| Year ||
Junior

|| Major ||
Criminal Justice

|| Minor ||
Psychology

|| Thoughts on Greek Life ||
Like everything in life, there's the pros and the cons. When it comes to being part of the Beta family, Maddox mainly enjoys the power tat comes with it. It's no secret that Betas love to be in control, and the center of everything, and Maddox of course is no exception. Being part of the Betas opens up a world of opportunities he'd never even imagined. And regardless of his fear of becoming close to anyone, he has inevitably become attached to a handful of his brothers, especially his little. However, there are some set backs. Going about life while having to hide a big part of who you are is so easy task, especially when one lives among a group that is deemed to be perfect. Tolerance of deviation from perfection is very, very low, no matter how fantastic of a Beta you are. It's inconceivable that Betas, notorious for being complete charmers, ladies men and future husband material, would be anything other than straighter than a ruler.

|| Plans for after college ||
Maddox's only plans at the moment are to become a well-known and successful lawyer. The kind of lawyer that wins every single case, regardless of what he needs to do to get there. His fearless and impulsive persona are what drive him despite his dislike for his major. Sometime in the future, Mad plans on opening his own law firm and put his father's firm out of business
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ImageBRIEF BIOGRAPHYMaddox Rei Izumi, son of Jacob Izumi and Anabelle Lim, was born mid October in a town on the outskirts of New York. He was indeed born with a silver spoon in his mouth. His father, a well known and successful lawyer, and his mother a surgeon gave him everything a child could have ever wanted and then some. His family consisted of his parents, and an older brother and sister. Maddy, of course, was the baby of the house. Anything Maddox wanted he could have. Toys, candy, clothes, vacations, only the best of the best for the youngest Izumi. But what good were expensive toys when there was no one to play with? And what good were family vacations when the only one he ever traveled with was their housekeeper? As a child, Maddox didn't understand, but as he grew older it was more than obvious that all of those things given to him was not their parents way to show their love, but rather they were props and distractions to keep him occupied and out of their way.

During their high school days, Maddox's parents were the notorious sweethearts. Top of the class, known and beloved prom king and queen. They continued their path together into the same university where they acquired the heavily sought after pieces of paper that would kickstart their careers. They eventually moved to New York where their first born son and precious daughter would follow in their footsteps as the Prom king and miss valedictorian. Maddox was the rare exception. Going through middle school and into high school freshman year, he didn't want to be prom king, he didn't want to be class president, or at the top of the social pyramid. His only goal was to get through school with a few good friends and a good enough GPA to apply to a fine arts institute. By the middle of freshman year, Maddox had already figured out his sexuality, something he kept hidden from everyone, his friends included. It wasn't until an unexpected make-out session with someone he considered a friend that Maddox realized he was in deep shit. Though it didn't really hit the fan until said "friend" outed him to the entire school without his consent.

During that same time span, Maddox had been looking into fine arts schools he could possibly apply to in the future. The idea of creating music that others could enjoy always fascinated him. But due to the stress of all things going on at school, one night Maddox's laptop was left open after one of his extensive search sessions. Of course, papa Izumi eventually found it and was beyond outraged. Inconceivable it was, that his youngest son so full of intelligence and potential would throw his life away by going into the fine arts. There was no place for those kinds of people in their family, and now that the older siblings has moved out and carried on with their lives, there was no one else for the lectures and scoldings to be directed at. Needless to say, young Maddy's dream of becoming a musician was pulverized. Only that night did the fearless boy attempt to argue against it, but all he got in return was a black eye and a week in isolation. This led to endless fights between the married couple, which eventually led to violence, infidelity and a nasty divorce.

A few weekends with father, a few weekends with mother, and so on. Eventually, his mother began to work more and see him less, which meant double the time spent with father. The latter took full advantage of this, his ultimate goal being to pin Maddox against his mother. And once that didn't work, the target was then turned on him. He never forgot to point out how big of a disappointment Maddox was to him. But rather than letting his self esteem drop even lower, Maddox felt indignant. He felt the burning need to prove his father wrong and shove every success and accomplishment right down his throat. The first of many was being accepted to Fulton, followed by a 4.0 GPA during his first year and being accepted into the Beta house the following year.
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FACE CLAIM
Takuya Terada

DIALOGUE COLOR
#4C0000

THOUGHT COLOR
#FF0000

CHARACTER PLAYED BY
SleepingInTheGardens

CHARACTER SHEET CREATED BY
SleepingInTheGardens
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So begins...

Maddox Izumi's Story

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Characters Present

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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Outfit: Link Here
Location: Fulton University - Theta House
Dialogue Color ✦ #E8ADAA
Thought Color ✧ #985D5A



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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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Nick Reyes Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Annabelle Everett Character Portrait: Jasmine Mendoza Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Harry Robertson Character Portrait: Katrina Amberly

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Annabelle Everett
Outfit: here
Location: En Route to Fulton
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Thought Colour:#9e0339




Annabelle twitched her foot in the well. Her dad was singing Africa by Toto for the tenth time. The already eleven hour drive was taking even longer. It took her a moment to realised that not everywhere was as small as East Ridge. The 20,000 strong population had always seemed huge when she was a kid, but now she spent her year in Miami and suddenly East Ridge felt even smaller. She looked out the passenger side window at the cars crawling by. There was more than one university in Florida, but Annabelle still couldn't help but wonder how many of them contained students bound for Fulton. She might be biased, but it was the best in Florida.

"Dad?"

"Hmm?"

"Do you think everyone had the same idea as us?"

"Looks that way."

Her phone buzzed in her pocket and she wriggled it out from beneath her seatbelt.

From: KitKat
Just moved in. Where r u roomie?


To:KitKat
On my way. We hit traffic :( Save me some food if you can


"Who you texting sweetheart?"

Annabelle looked up from her phone to her dad. Richard Everett was a good dad, she realised. A really good one. And he got bonus points for still being around. There were a tonne of kids back in East Ridge who didn't have one parent or the other. She was lucky she still had hers, even if she had to endure the girls at high school declaring him a DILF. "Just Kat. She's my roommate. You'd like her."

The traffic had finally started moving again as they rolled along the Florida roads. "Kat, huh?" Annabelle braced herself. She knew that tone. "Sure it's not a boy?" he teased.

"I have plenty of guy friends, dad, just no boyfriend. Or girlfriend. You know I'd tell you and mom if there was."

Richard reached over and squeezed her hand. "I know sweetheart, we just want you to be happy."

Annabelle smiled and squeezed his hand back. "I know. Besides, I won't get hurt. There's too many people wanting to protect me. Apparently I'm adorable and innocent and that makes people wanna look after me. You don't need to worry about anyone getting close enough to hurt me. Nick sieves out the creeps anyway."

"Nick's the gay kid, right?"

"Yes dad. Nick is the gay kid." Annabelle had to stifle a laugh. Nick wasn't the only gay student she knew, but it had been the first thing she blurted out when her dad had asked if they were an item. The revelation that Nick was only into guys had seemed to put her dad's concerns to rest.



They finally rolled onto campus, albeit a lot later than they anticipated when they had set off. Annabelle staggered out of the car, just grateful for the opportunity to finally stretch her legs out. She popped the trunk open and dragged a suitcase out. Annabelle practically skipped up the path and left her case in the hallway. The living area was filled with the aroma of coffee and fresh baking. Annabelle inhaled deeply. This felt like home. She spotted Kat across the room and ran up to her. "Kat!" Her squeal was the only warning the girl got before Annabelle threw her arms around Katiana.






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Harry Robertson
Outfit:Here
Location: Kappa House
Dialogue colour: #03845b
Thought colour: #025138




Harry pinned the final poster on his wall and stood back. He looked around the room. After years of sharing, it felt weird to have a room to himself at university. Nice, but weird. He ran a hand through his hair, dishevelling it even more. This was his final year. He was president and all this would be over very soon. A few of the older Kappas were already here and Harry figured he should probably go down and get things ready for the newer members arriving.

"Get down off the counter James," he said as he came into the kitchen. He tapped his phone screen. "Save that behaviour for when you're drunk." Despite what the other presidents might think, he wasn't a complete killjoy, but people did have to eat off there in the next few hours. Harry curled his toes under his feet as he fired off a few texts.

To: Nick
Do you think anyone knew that James liked to dance on counters before he joined? Also, where are you? I need my right hand man.


To: Arden
You doing ok?


Harry flicked on the coffee machine, smiling as the machine gurgled into life. They needed a new one. A better one, like an industry standard one. His boys deserved it. "Guys, how would you feel about a new coffee machine?"

"Can we get an X-box?"

Harry sat on the edge of the counter, his bare feet swinging. "You coulda brought your own kidda."

"Then yes, we would like a coffee machine."

To: Nick
Also I have made an executive decision as president. We're getting a fancy ass coffee machine. It shall be our legacy







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Katrina Amberly
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Location: Alpha House
Dialogue Colour: #e2243a
Thought Colour: #9b0314




Katrina brushed her hair over her shoulder and took a sip of her coffee. There was buzz about the campus as she strutted across the courtyard, and it wasn't just from the caffeine. Freshman were moving into halls. She tilted her head as she observed them. Was I really that skittish? She probably was. She would have to ask Jasmine. Katrina spotted Jax across the way and had to suppress a laugh. She didn't giggle over boys, but poor Jax looked like he was about to kill one of the freshman.

Katrina soon lost interest in Jax's suffering and headed across campus to the Alpha house. She had scouted a few girls who looked like they might be Alpha material with a little time, but it was far too soon to be worrying the newbies about rush week, That would all come in time. A few of the girls were already around the house when she arrived. She waved to them and said a few polite hi's before she went into the house. Her heels clicked against the floor as she bounced up the stairs. It was a skill that had taken years of practice, moving quickly in heels without spilling her coffee. She had nearly perfected it.

Katrina smiled as she saw her door sign again. She was sharing with Jasmine, which she was fine with. She would have been happy with Abigail as well, but she was closer to Jasmine, the elder girl having been assigned her big sister when Katrina rushed. She threw her bag on her bed and kicked her heels off. She sat down elegantly and tapped the screen of her phone.

To: Maddox
Hey handsome, how was summer?

To:Jax
Please tell me you didn't kill any of the freshman. It would look terrible on your record.

To: Jasmine
Please tell me you're arriving soon. No one exciting is here yet :(

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Adele Caspari Character Portrait: Jasmine Mendoza Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Abigail Chu Character Portrait: Katrina Amberly Character Portrait: Nathan Cohen

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Location: Alpha House
Hex: #DED16A
Outfit: Outfit
Abigail was filled with excitement and so ready for another start of the school year at Fulton. She survived her Freshmen year and the pledge initiation for the Alphas, which she was now apart of the sorority, and now she was moving in to house finally and that made her even more excited. While many people knew that Abigail was different from her sisters, she did not let that stop her from pledging Alpha anyway as their legacy is what really impressed her to join and not their attitudes. But that was neither here or there as Abigail walked around campus until she made it to the Alpha house, standing there and let out a small squeal before she walked up the stairs placed in front of the house and opened the door. It wasn't like she hasn't seen the inside of the home already but still her eyes widened as if she was just now laying eyes on the facility for the first time ever.

As she moved around the house now, she could not really hear any movement so she just decided to see who she was rooming with and with that thought, she ran up the stairs and towards the rooms. Her eyes came across a door that said Katrina and Jasmine as she made a face because now she was really worried about who she was rooming with but was very ecstatic to find out that it was her Alpha big sister, Adele, who was also the president of their sorority. While Adele wouldn't have been her first choice, she really couldn't be upset because she was much closer to her, along with Jasmine and Katrina than any other Alpha girl. She jumped whenever she heard movement happening and turned heel to go in the direction of where she heard the noise, just to see who was here with her.

Once Abigail turned the corner from her room towards Katrina's and Jasmine's, she let out a small scream as she saw Katrina on her bed, staring down at her phone. "Hey there, girl!" Abigail practically shouted with excitement as she walked further into the room now and stood at the foot of Katrina's bed now. "Seems like we're the first ones here. I wonder where everyone else is, honestly." Abigail shrugged her shoulders at the words that she had just spoken before turning her gaze back towards Katrina now before she looked down at her own phone and sent out a few texts to people.

To: Maddy :)
Are you on campus yet? I might need your help with my luggage. lol


To: Jas :D
Where are you at, girlie?!


To: Nate <3
So, I am already thinking of a pizza eat off later on. Do you accept?


To: Adele :D
Where are you, big sis? I'm at the Alpha house for now.


Abigail sent those messages out then went over to sit onto the opposite bed while her eyes were locked on Katrina. "So, how was your Summer? Anything new or exciting?" She asked her with a smile while she waited for her response.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Nick Reyes Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Abigail Chu Character Portrait: Katrina Amberly Character Portrait: Nathan Cohen

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location: Craft Social Club -> Beta House
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A whole summer away and the city of Miami hadn't changed one bit. It was still entirely too crowded, annoyingly humid, and still held some of the worst traffic in the country, second only to New York. Still, it felt good to be back, for the most part. Not to mention Maddox had been able to avoid the chaos of moving day by making an executive decision to come early. It may have been an interruption to his precious sleep, but by now his bags were unpacked, his half of the shared room with Nathan was set and decorated to fit the Beta lifestyle, and he was currently on his third cup of espresso, possibly planning a fourth. He sat in his car, in a half-empty parking lot, his dark eyes fixed on the large sign in fancy cursive letters that read Craft Social Club over the glass doors. It had taken a while, several hours to be precise, for the Beta to convince himself to come here. Not that he had anything against the place in particular, but the reason for his visit left somewhat of a bitter taste in his mouth. No one was forcing him to do this, really. No one aside from his guilty conscience, which Maddox had long since given up on, but was somehow restored over the course of the summer. Now said conscience was putting him to work.

A couple more seconds of gawking at the neon sign crawled by before he finally left the comfort of his vehicle, with a heavy sigh of defeat, and made a grand entrance through the cafe doors to be greeted by a Colgate smile. "Welcome sir, can I set you up with a table?" the small girl chimed, her hands reaching around the podium to grab a menu. "That's alright, I'm staying.". His response pulled the girl's attention, and the charm switched flipped to the "ON" position, capturing her with a fabricated smile. "There is something you can help me with, though." The poor girl stood, stock still, as the Beta inched closer to rest his elbows on the low podium. "I'm looking for one of your waiters." he affirmed, his hands matching his words as he spoke. "About yay high, kinda cute, wears glasses, pretty Asian last I checked." The girl responded with a soft giggle, her eyes flashing to the restaurant scene behind her before turning back on Maddox. "If you mean Nick, he's not working today.".

If Maddox said no part of him expected the Kappa not to be there, he'd be lying. In fact, a good percentage of him imagined he wouldn't be, which was probably a big part of why he'd chosen to come by precisely on this day. And then there was the part of him that told him to leave with an "oh well, you tried" ans a pat on the back, but that just wasn't good enough. "Do me a huge favor? When he does come in, give him this for me." The small girl took a moment to eye the piece of paper she had just been given, a curious smile taking over her features. "Will do"

So maybe his plan hadn't been as successful as he'd hoped, but Maddox would be fibbing if he said he wasn't glad that it didn't. At the very least, he could check something off of his to-do list for the day and head back to the house. Most of the sophomores had probably arrived by now, Nathan included. He took a moment behind the steering wheel, while the car engine was still turned off, to reply to the messages that had come in before taking the route back to the Beta residence.

To: Miss Kitten (Katrina)
MSG: Annoying as hell -.- enough to make me miss you.

To: Honeybee (Abby)
MSG: On my way back. I volunteer Nate to help too, we'll be there soon to save the day!

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Nick Reyes Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Cornelius Johnson Character Portrait: Harry Robertson

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"Yes, Sir. I'll talk to you later. Tell mother that I love her." Cornelius muttered on the phone as he ended the conversation with his father. A soft sigh escaped over his lips as he knew exactly what he was doing by spiting his father and joined one of the best fraternities on campus, Kappa Alpha. Today was move in day for just about everyone and that's exactly what he was doing right about now as he slung his bag over his shoulder then picked up a small box with his smaller belongings placed inside. With a turn of his heel, he started to waltz towards the Kappa Alpha house though in order to get there, he had to pass by the Sigmas household then made a note to text his buddies, Jax and Khari, later on to see what they were up to. But for right now, many people that he passed eyed him flirtatiously and he could not help but to return the flirtatious glares. Cornelius even stopped to have a conversation or two with people that made him stop, just to say hey and nothing too serious.

After walking a few more steps, he was finally inside of the Kappa Alpha house and immediately went up to his room and just threw his belongings onto his bed. While he wanted to get ready and set his room up, he heard a few voices downstairs and decided to see who was already present within the house. Cornelius turned the corner that led into the kitchen and saw the president of the chapter, Harry, sitting on the counter and saw another member of the fraternity present, as well. "Dude. Some of us prepare our meals there." Cornelius said with a laughter following those words as he stood beside him now. "Anyways, how have you been, man? Anything new with you?" Cornelius asked as he went over towards the fridge and grabbed himself a bottled water then took a small sip from it. He felt his phone vibrate inside of his pocket and heard it chime as he sat his bottled water down onto the counter beside Harry and pulled his phone out of his pocket, seeing it was Nick sending him a text to see if he needed anything.

To: Nick <3
Where was this message at whenever I needed help with my luggage?! lol

But no, I'm good, stud. Just get your sexy ass here! :D


Cornelius sent the text with a smile as he loved to tease Nick and flirt with him constantly. It was not for attraction purposes though, it was simply just to get underneath his skin a little bit. While he had his phone in hand, he decided to send out a few more texts towards people.

To: AJ :)
Dude, where are you? Need help with your luggage or something?


To: Maddox
Gym later? Not that we really need it but just an excuse to see you.


To: Jax & Khari
What's up, fellas? Will it be safe for me to visit the Sigma house soon? lol


He sent out those messages but there was one in particular that was he was definitely going to send out. It was one towards Katiana and he could not wait to see her sometime today or later that night. But her message was going to be the last one that he sent out since he had to give his fingers a little bit of a rest right about now.

To: Kat <3 :D
Hey there. You on campus yet?

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Character Portrait: Nick Reyes Character Portrait: Noah Song Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Cornelius Johnson Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Nathan Cohen

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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: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Abigail Chu Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Cornelius Johnson Character Portrait: Katrina Amberly

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Whenever Katrina patted the spot on the bed for Abigail to sit beside her, she did not hesitate to maneuver herself to do so. Abigail heard the girl's words but before responding, she decided to let Katrina take the picture of them first and could not help but chuckle at Katrina's following words. "It is the first day, I understand but more people should be here." She commented as she nodded her head. "We are the most interesting Alphas, huh? But we cannot forget Jas in our little trio though." Abigail continued as she eyed the picture and a soft smile followed towards Katrina now. "Oh, please. You know that your the one that makes the picture sparkle and shine." She complimented while feeling her own phone vibrate beside as she took her attention away from the other Alpha for a moment to see Maddox's name scroll across the screen.

"Sounds like a busy Summer." Abigail muttered as she eyed Katrina again after she liked their picture on Instagram. "Hm, mines wasn't as interesting as yours but it was good. I did not do anything exciting for real. Been saving that for this year." She responded towards her then started to type a reply towards Maddox's message from a few minutes ago.

To: Maddy :)
Sounds good to me! I'll meet you guys in the parking lot in ten.


After she sent that message and since no one else had responded to her messages yet, she stood up and walked a few feet towards Katrina's door then turned around towards her again. "So, I'm going to get my luggage with the help of Maddox and Nate. You going to be okay by yourself?" She asked then snapped her fingers as she thought about another idea. "Or you could come with me and tell me about your Sigma situation in detail." She could not help but throw that little bit in there as she already started her trek down the stairs and into the living area. But in her mind, since she was just speaking about the Sigmas, she decided to send a text towards their newly elected president, Jax. Just to see if he was on campus and to mess with him a little bit.

To: Jax
Hey there. Miss me? lol How was your Summer?


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Cornelius eyed Harry as he responded to the remark about him sitting on the counter and shook his head at his reply. He continued to listen to the president of Kappa as he mentioned someone having a crush on him, along with their mother. Cornelius could not help but smirk slightly at that as he could not help but add in his own two cents. "How can someone, hell even their mother, not have a crush on you." He responded then could not help but shrug his shoulders towards him whenever he asked how he had been. "I've been all right, thanks for asking but I'm just ready to get this year started on the right track." Cornelius responded then eyed Arden as he entered the house.

He looked down at his phone that was situated on the counter and saw that he had just texted him not too long ago. Cornelius also saw that multiple people had responded to his previous messages and as everyone was focused on Arden's entrance, he decided to take the opportunity to respond the messages after sitting down his bottled water.

To: Jax & Khari
I'm only coming to hang, Khari. lol Not to join. Give me a moment and I'll be there.


It was when he was typing that message that Nick had sent him a reply that caused him to laugh a little as since he was on his way to the house, he did not even bother to reply towards him. His eyes cut towards Arden now as he walked up to him and gave him a soft hug. "What's up, hot stuff? How was your Summer?" He questioned towards him then saw Nick finally walked into the kitchen and literally pushed Arden aside and smiled brightly towards Nick. "Hey there, Nick. Also, how many times do I have to tell you that age is nothing but a number." Cornelius said with a wink towards Nick as he walked back over towards Arden now and heard something about food. "I'm honestly fine with whatever, as long as I eat something." Cornelius muttered as he lifted his shirt up a bit and rubbed his stomach.

Setting

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Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Annabelle Everett Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Scarlett Coleman Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard Character Portrait: Eliza Hallman

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Being the President meant having certain privileges versus the underclassmen. For starters, having a room all to yourself and being able to move in before everyone else. She decorated to the best of her ability and hoped the other girls liked it too. Normally, rooming by herself was a big no-no, but it felt right now. Scarlett would still keep her door open though. An open door policy is essential for being a good President.

Scarlett was currently doing some yoga in her room. She was finishing placing the last of her textbooks on her shelf when the need to practice caught her. Yoga has always been relaxing and she needed to be at peace currently. It was her last year. She'll be out of college and into medical school. Her dreams were getting closer and closer to her, but she felt sad. Theta Chi has meant so much to her and she can't imagine leaving any of these lovely girls behind. Her mother and father would be happy to see her graduate with a perfect GPA and honors. Her stepfather would be happy as well and her step siblings would be happy, but not quite understand what was happening. It was going to be a bittersweet event, but one to remember.

Scarlett heard chatter downstairs and hurried down. She was so caught up in yoga she lost track of time! The new Thetas would be moving in and she wasn't there to greet them. So far being President was going swimmingly. The first two people she recognized was Katiana and Annabelle. Annabelle held a special place in her heart since she was her little, but Katiana was just as precious. "Girls!" She ran over and gave them each a quick hug, Annabelle's with a squeeze. "How was your summer? Can I help you with anything?" She caught that Annabelle was going to go help her father and followed her. She quickly took the bag from Annabelle's hand with a smile that said 'let me do this.' With a big, friendly smile, she stuck out her hand to Mr. Everett, "Hello, Mr. Everett. I'm Annabelle's big sister, Scarlett. It's nice to finally meet you!"



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The lukewarm water running down Brook's body felt amazing. His family and him had just spent the last two hours moving in and it was finally over. The manly labor and bossiness from Daisy did not make it easy. Brooks had done surfing earlier that morning and it was an amazing way to start out the year. The waves were perfect, the beach wasn't too crowded, and the sun was shining without being overwhelmingly hot. It felt almost as amazing as this shower does.

After finishing drying off, Brooks returned to his room to change when his phone rang. Caller I.D. said Uncle Tyler. Although the man has been a father figure, Brooks never wanted to call him Dad or Father. It felt wrong to fall him that. Brooks shrugged off the thought and answered the phone.

"Are you having a party already?" A young voice asked on the phone. Brook smiled, knowing it was his sister Daisy.

"You bet I am. It's gonna be amazing and you're not invited."

"You big meanie!"

Playful banter between the two of them was common. A few years ago, Brooks would've thought he'd never have this. Daisy was still in foster care and Brooks was stuck landlocked, away from her. As much as he loved his uncle and his partner, Daisy is Brooks's world. He'd do anything for her and being so far apart kills him. Sure, they have FaceTime and phone calls, but that's not the same as having them physically in front of you. Their conversation continued for a while until Uncle Tyler said they were about to enter a dead zone. The two siblings said good bye before hanging up. Feeling bored, Brooks took out his phone to text a few people.


To: Music Maker / Alea ❀
Hey Lee! Are you on campus? It's boring at Beta right now.

To: Bigger Beta / Maddox
Are you on your way to house? I'm bored.

To: Picasso / Annabelle ❀
My creative juices are flowing. Art circle later?

To: Princess / Eliza
Need any help with your many bags, Princess?

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Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Cornelius Johnson Character Portrait: Katrina Amberly Character Portrait: Nathan Cohen Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard

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The good ol' Beta residence. Somehow it looked much bigger this time around. Maddox sat in the driver's seat of his parked car, one hand wrapped around the steering wheel while his free hand reached for the cell phone propped inside the cup holder. It was barely the first day back and he already felt overwhelmed, though part of that could have a lot to do with his not-so-relaxing summer. Between his job, a new internship and avoiding his family (especially his father) at all costs, he didn't exactly have the time to take a summer for what it should have been. And going by all the formulated plans he had in mind for the upcoming school year, it was going to be anything but relaxing and uneventful.

The notification light continued to flash on the upper left hand corner of his phone until he opened and read the messages. Abby would be waiting for him and whichever one of the boys volunteered to go help her with her luggage, so he decided to put off replying to her, pop in to give the guys a quick hello and a welcome to the new additions, and then take off to the Alpha residence. He decided to let Katrina know in case she needed the help as well. A good Beta isn't anything if he isn't a proper gentleman.

To: Miss Kitten
MSG: I hate that I love you, really :P
MSG: If I'm nice and help you move in will you stop sending me these weird songs?

Maddox couldn't help but smile to himself, thinking of all the arguments he and Katrina have had, always over the same thing. He always knew she was right. He needed, or rather still needs to, man up and confront who he is without giving two shits about what others think. Not that he'll be telling her that anytime soon, otherwise the girl will never shut up about it. After skimming over Brooks' message, finding it pointless to reply when he could just answer that in person, Maddox typed out a quick reply to Cornelious. He may not admit it out loud, but he missed the Kappa's company.

To: Corny
MSG: Well, well, Mr. Johnson, if I didn't know any better I'd say ur flirting ;)
MSG: Rain check? I got some business to take care of.

Now there was just one more message left to send. Something he'd thought over a hundred and one times and, after a bloody mental battle and some minor self-therapy, decided he needed to do. His thumb hovered over the name for
a couple of seconds, somewhat thankful that he hadn't deleted the number after all, before tapping on it. Both thumbs picked at the screen with rapid movements, typing out the full message and hitting the send all in one swift move.

To: Arden
MSG: The Roast, 8 o' clock? Just wanna have a talk.

His dark eyes stared at the phone screen for a couple more seconds and then it was slipped into his jacket pocket before regret, or any other bad ideas, made their way into his mind. Leaving everything but his usual charmind smile behind, the Beta quickly stepped out of his car and made his grand entrance through the Beta residence doors. "Home, sweet, home!"

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Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Cornelius Johnson

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Cornelius always enjoyed mingling around his Kappa brothers but he did want to explore the campus and see the fresh meat that was upon the campus. He took another sip from his bottled water then eyed his phone Jax finally sent a text back towards him and Khari. When he sat down his bottled water on the counter and started scrolling through his phone, he started to type out a reply towards the group text that included the three of them.

To: Jax & Khari :D
Sounds good, Jax! lol I'll see if I can sneak away in a moment.


The text sent then he sat his phone down on the counter as he went back to mingle with his Kappa brothers, simply listening right now and not really interjecting into anything that was being said right now. Cornelius then turned towards his phone once it chimed again and saw Katiana name scroll across the screen as he nearly spat his water out of his mouth. With a quick grab and not even thinking to put his bottled water down, he unlocked his phone then opened up the message and even smiled a little bit while typing a reply back towards her.

To: Kat <3 :D
I honestly have to say that Summer would've been way better if you were around. ;) How was your Summer though? Anything new or exciting? lol


He sent the message then saw another message scroll past his screen from Maddox, his gym partner, his study buddy and overall male best friend. With an eye roll towards Maddox's message, Cornelius started to type a reply out towards him.

To: Maddox
If I was flirting, you'd like it. Don't even lie. lol

I'll accept a rain check this time but next time, you better accept my offer. lmao


Cornelius sent the message then grabbed his bottled water while looking up towards his brothers now. "Hey, I'll be right back." Cornelius mentioned then eyed them once more before he left, adding. "If there's something I need to do or grab before I come back, text me and let me know." With those words spoken, he left and went outside as he started a trek towards the Sigma household now.

It wasn't exactly wrong that he was going over towards their house without his own fraternity brothers knowledge since he did have some friends within the Sigmas. Luckily for him though, the walk was particularly far enough that his Kappa brothers could not really tell it was him going inside of the Sigma house, which he just walked into without a second thought. "Jax! Khari! I'm here for the ceremony!" Cornelius couldn't help but joke towards the duo as he walked further inside of the house now, seemingly checking out some of the other Sigmas that were lounging around. "Where the hell are you guys?" Cornelius questioned softly as while he walked around, his eyes also gazed around at their lovely home. It wasn't the Kappa house but it was kind of close enough.

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Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi

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Arden's eyes narrowed at the text message, from a number he was pretty sure he drunk deleted, that popped up on his phone. His dark eyes would look away from it, then look back to make sure it was there. He felt a flurry of emotions, anger, yearning, sorrow. He couldn't decide. Would this be a good thing or a bad thing? Arden wasn't one to really enjoy cycles. But with Maddox, it seemed like he was stuck in one. He would lie there one his bead, clearly agitated, his elbow over his face. He would send back a quick text message to him.

To: The Guy I Fell For / Hate (Maddox)
MSG: Sure....what do we have to discuss?

The Kappa let out a frustrated scream, which probably wasn't the best idea, considering his door was open. He would sit there and ponder about what he was going to do. He and Maddox barely talked, and when they did, it felt like a forced 'hey' to be polite.
He would try to shift his mind towards something better. So he would take his guitar and pull it out. Aimlessly strumming strings and sighing.

What did he just sign up for?

He would scroll through Instagram on his phone, liking random pictures people he knew posted. Before he would get up, and wander around the Kappa house. He was wondering what everyone was doing.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Nick Reyes Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Abigail Chu Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Harry Robertson Character Portrait: Katrina Amberly Character Portrait: Eliza Hallman

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"What are we? Five?"


Over Nick's shoulder, Harry looked down at the menus, smiling to himself at Nick's reaction. Harry wasn't usually one to let people in easily, but he and Nick had been best friends from the go. There was something about Nick that invited confidence. As the song went, friends come and go, but there are a precious few you should hold on to or something like that at the very least. Nick definitely fell into that category and Harry definitely didn't remember song lyrics with crystal clarity. But he could reel off all twenty-seven bones in the human hand, and that was far more useful.

"I vote for pizza, it's a fundamental and all-around healthy food item. Introducing all the basic food groups, in one convenient dish."

Harry slid down from Nick's back. "The medical student in me is compelled to tell you that's horseshit kid, but pizza does make a tempting argument. I vote pizza."

The boys who were hanging out downstairs were more than happy to have a pizza night. "You good with pizza, Nick?"







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"Hm, mines wasn't as interesting as yours but it was good. I did not do anything exciting for real. Been saving that for this year."

Katrina tilted her head, listening to Abigail. She wasn't entirely used to having a friend that couldn't just hop on a jet to wherever they wanted, whenever they pleased. How terribly dull that must be she thought."So, I'm going to get my luggage with the help of Maddox and Nate. You going to be okay by yourself?" Katrina started slightly as Abigail clicked her fingers. "Or you could come with me and tell me about your Sigma situation in detail."

Katrina frowned, a pout tugging her lips down. Abigail was the only one of her sisters that Katrina had confided her small issue to. She wasn't sure how the others would react to the confession that she was more than slightly involved with the Sigma President. "There's really not that much to tell." Katrina slid her heels off and traded them for a more practical pair of flats. Rolling her ankle was not how Katrina wanted to start the semester.

She caught up with Abigail. "Ooh." A thought had occurred to her. "We should travel together this summer. Could you imagine how amazing that would be?"

As they walked together, Katrina checked the messages that had come through from her phone. The first, from Jax, almost made her burst out laughing.

From: Jax
No murder today although they deserved it. The only thing I want on my record is stealing your heart. ;)


Katrina shook her head as she typed a response.

To: Jax
Unfortunately for you, there is tight security around my heart. Good luck x

Also, I hope you could hear me rolling my eyes


From: Princess/Eliza
You here yet? My shoes are already killing me

To:Princess/Eliza
Out front helping Abigail move in xx


From: High King of Narnia/Maddox
I hate that I love you, really :P
If I'm nice and help you move in will you stop sending me these weird songs?


To: High King of Narnia/Maddox
Unfortunately I am already moved in. But you can be an angel and help me help Abigail x


Katrina dropped her phone back into her bag and turned to Abigail. "So, thoughts?"

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Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Annabelle Everett Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Abigail Chu Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Harry Robertson Character Portrait: Scarlett Coleman Character Portrait: Nari Lee Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard Character Portrait: Eliza Hallman Character Portrait: River Patton

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Helping her little move in reminded Scarlett off her first move-in day. It could be described as tense at first, but became better later on. Her father canceled a week of his English classes in Italy just to help her move in. It was also the first time he would meet Scarlett's stepfather. The twins were left with a babysitter so it Scarlett's mother, her father, her stepfather, and her. The first meeting was very tense since her biological father and stepfather were sizing each other up. Mom was very neutral about her one night stand/father of her child. Jeffrey, her stepfather, was a traditional man so it upset him that Scarlett's birth father left the two of them and didn't take full responsibility. Her biological father was used to being the only man in her life, so that made him feel threatened. A competition began between the two of them. Scarlett and her mom didn't understand, must be a man thing. The two men would try to carry the most or argue over who would set up the lights or hang pictures. The whole thing was hilarious and it let Scarlett and her mom do some last minute shopping. They came back and everything was set up and two were laughing over something, and drinking beer. Scarlett doesn't know where they got the beer from, but the two men were best friends and her room was set up. It was a fond memory.

It was getting later in the day and many of the other girls made already moved in. Scarlett spied into the living room to see Annabelle and Katiana talking and snacking on the treats some of the upperclassmen got for the new residents. The older Thetas always try to do something nice for the freshman and sophomores. Dinner was coming up to and Scarlett was in charge of that. Pizza was perfect good her, but maybe they should do something a little nicer. A nearby Chinese restaurant gave special discounts to Thetas, because the owner used to be a Theta and Scarlett was known to come by at two in the morning for fried rice. Annabelle would love it since Chinese is a favorite. Katiana might want something else though. There's an iHop nearby, which is one of Katiana's favorite. "Hey girls! Do we want to order in from Mr. Chen's or go to iHop for dinner? We're not going immediately. I just wanted you all to think on it! If we order in, I think Kappa is doing is doing the same, so maybe a little get together with our sibling house!" Scarlett still needed to call in at home, Mom's orders. Plus, plenty of new texts needed to be answered and she needed to run her idea by Harry!


To: Second Best Doctor / Harry
Is the doctor in? ;P
Did your house plan on eating in tonight? Theta might be doing the same so would you like to have a little get with your favorite sorority? I'll buy dessert!




From: STUDY BUDDY <3 / Nari
You here yet? I'm coming to see you later on if that's alright.
To: STUDY BUDDY <3 / Nari
You are always welcome! We might be eating out or staying here. It's unknown, but I'll text you details! I missed you! How was your summer?


From: Trouble / River
You back on campus? I know you must be missing me at least a little...
To: Trouble / River
I've been on campus for a while. I plead the fifth on the last bit.



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Brooks couldn't help pacing as he wondered throughout the Beta house. He said hi and had a few conversations with some of the nicer guys, but it was only to be polite. Brooks knew he wasn't very popoular among the other brothers in the house. Most of them wouldn't give him a second glances if he hadn't been accepted. He wasn't pedigree like some of them or a legacy. He's heard stories that some of his Beta 'brothers' have been spreading behind his back. They say that not only is B.S. is his initials, but it's also the reason he was chosen for Beta. Rumors say that he was a charity case, accepted only to make the fraternity look better. Everyone knows he's adopted by his Uncle and his boyfriend, but Brooks said it was because his parents passed away when he was young. He'd rather be known as an orphan instead of a 'crack kid' like in elementary school. Hopefully, his lie won't come to the light. The Betas already think he's lower in status so that would be putting his at literal bottom of the totem pole. He knows he is only higher, because his Big is the President. Brooks still didn't understand, but luck chose him for some reason, only the coming year will tell.

"Home, sweet, home!" A familiar voice called out. Brooks was quick to hurry to the entrance. He knew that voice anywhere. It was the voice of someone he considered a friend. Maddox was one of the few great people in Beta. He didn't care about who Brooks was attracted too, though he would voice his opinion regardless. It was nice to have a friend in the house who was lax about his sexuality since all the others acted scandalized by his interested in the opposite gender.

"I'm glad you're here. No one interesting or nice is here." Brooks didn't care if the other Betas heard him. He knew what they said behind his back. "Want to do anything? I told Eliza I would help her unpack and I haven't seen Abigail yet so could we head over to Alpha?" Brooks desperately wanted to get out of the house. He needed cool people to be around. Speaking of cool people, he felt his phone vibrated.


From: Arden The Awesome
Hey, you on campus? How was your summer broski.
Okay. That was weird, ignore that please <3

To: Broski/Arden
It's now your new name on my phone so I guess we're both weird!
Summer was great! Although, my surf spot in Cali is now private. I learned that the hard way. Handcuffs are not fun, my friend. I'll give you more details later. I told Eliza I would help her move in. :(


From: Princess/Eliza
Can't tell if you're joking, but if you could come help me I'd be so grateful. I might even be nice.

To: Princess/Eliza
NICE! I've always wanted to see that. I'll be there soon. Maddox might be coming too.

From: Music Maker / Alea
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?

To: Music Maker / Alea
A gift for me? Awesome! I gotta help some of the Alphas move in, but I'll hurry.

From: Picasso/Annabelle
I'd definitely rather be drawing than unpacking. See you later?

To: Picasso/Annabelle
Sweetness! I did some sketches that I wanted to show you.

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Character Portrait: Nick Reyes Character Portrait: Deanna Amasio-Douglas Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough 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 Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard Character Portrait: Eliza Hallman Character Portrait: River Patton

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SATURDAY AUGUST 26TH || BACK-TO-SCHOOL BONFIRE || 9:15 PM
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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Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Nathan Cohen Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard

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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: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Abigail Chu Character Portrait: Katrina Amberly Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard

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It'd been a hell of a first day back. Maddox had done quite a bit, but still somehow didn't get half of the things he needed to done. He spent the majority of the afternoon helping Abby and some of the other Alpha girls move in with the help of some of the Betas. Of course, most of the boys chose to stay and have a bit of fun. Maddox was not the exception, though he decided to stay for entirely different reasons. It had been an entire summer without seeing Abigail or Katrina, two of the few that knew him better than he knew himself. Time flew by, and before he knew it, it was time to hit the mattress.

The next day was spent working on different projects for his internship. He glanced at his phone every now and then, not having forgotten about the texts he had sent out the day before. So much for being a better human. Not that he had deliberately ignored Arden, like he had actually done many times before. This time around he really and truly had just forgotten. He glanced at the read message, and made a mental note to get to it later. First and foremost was his job.

By 6:30, Maddox had already made it back to the Beta house, feeling just a tad bit smug about how successful his projects had been. New and recharged, ready to hit the bonfire. It took him less than thirty minutes to get himself dressed, pressed and ready to impress before he was out and knocking on the rest of the boys' doors. His first stop was a certain sophomore's room, guessing that he would take the longest to get ready. Before reaching the door, though, he decided to check his phone, noticing Arden's message for the first time that day. His dark eyes gawked at the screen for a couple of seconds before letting out an exasperated sigh.

To: Arden
MSG: Done. I'll keep a lookout for a pair of skinny jeans and a beanie.

As much as Maddox ad changed over one summer, or so he liked to believe, Arden hadn't changed one bit. Finding him in the crowd of university students wouldn't be a hard task. Not to mention that, as much as Maddox liked to pretend he didn't care about those he slept with, he did. Not all, but some. And he remmbered every detail about those that he did actually care about. Sliding the phone back into his pocket, he walked up to Brooks' door, leaning up against the door frame as he peered inside. "Well look at you, sexy Betsy." he teased, a playful smirk making its way onto his lips.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Annabelle Everett Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi Character Portrait: Abigail Chu Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Katrina Amberly Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard Character Portrait: Eliza Hallman

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Brooks felt happy with how he spent the rest of his move in day. Helping the girls at Alpha was better than spending any more time at Beta. Some of the girls didn't understand why he was a Beta too so it wasn't too different, but Abigail and Eliza made up for it. Katrina was there too, but Brooks and her never got along. There wasn't any animosity between them; they were just very different people. The evening was fun and it was sad to see it end.

Brooks spent most of the next running errands, checking in with his off campus job, and, of course, surfing. The last two were basically the same thing since he had a lesson at eleven. A thirteen year old girl who didn't seem all that interested until she found she couldn't stand on her board in the water. She became determined and by the end of the lesson, she could stay on it for the whole ride. It was moments like these that made Brooks happy with his career choice. He gets paid to do what he loves and teach people the wonderfulness that is surfing. It bummed Brooks out when he thought about giving all this up. He'd still be able to surf, but not as much once he graduated. Architecture or Marine Biology? The same choice he should've made last year. Both careers would be fun and exciting, but choosing was not what Brooks wanted. It wasn't like double majoring was impossible, but it would take up a lot of time. He sighed as he walked into the Beta house. "Why can't I make good decisions?"

After a hot shower, Brooks put on a pair of swim trunks for tonight's event. The location was sweet since it was right on the water, and had a pool. Brooks would be in one or the other before the night ended so it was best to be prepared. He was still debating on what shirt when someone spoke. Brooks jumped, not expecting it. "Well look at you, sexy Betsy." Brooks rolled his eyes before turning to his favorite Beta. Maddox was always a flirt and while Brooks was cool with it, he didn't fall for his charms. Brooks followed one simple rule with his fraternity brothers, 'don't bang your brothers.' It sounded like a disaster waiting to happen so he avoided it. "I swear your mission in life is to see me naked." Brooks teased. He decided on a simple, black tank and some flip flops to complete his look. Brooks wasn't trying to impress anyone so his typical surf boy look should be fine. Speaking of impressing people, Brooks returned and sent some texts before Maddox and him headed out.

To: Broski/Arden
I've got your back, broski! Try not to get super wasted? Don't need a repeat of freshman year :)

To: Music Maker / Alea
See ya at the bonfire? I need my favorite Zeta!

To: Picasso/Annabelle
I'll see you at the bonfire? Us artists have to stick together!

To: Princess/Eliza
Care to let me escort you to the royal bonfire, princess?


With his messages sent, Brooks returned his attention to Maddox. "Did you want to carpool with the Alpha girls or are we all just going to meet up?" Brooks leaned against his dresser, waiting for the older Beta.