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Fulton University: Greek Life

Miami, FL

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a part of Fulton University: Greek Life, by Girl2Fine2.

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Miami, FL

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Miami, FL is a part of Fulton University: Greek Life.

24 Characters Here

Jax King [30] The party has arrived!
Korinna Lopez [26] "Some days she has no idea how she'll do it, but every single day it gets done."
Khari Owusu [24] "I'm so fucking ready for this year."
Jakub Darzi [20] "I'm a rebel just for kicks."
Deanna Amasio-Douglas [20] "I'm too hood for these bougie people."
Arden Jones [20] "Ugh....not again."
Alea Charles [18] "Young with so much more to accomplish"
Katiana Brokenborough [18] "If you would have me, I'll make you happy."
Maddox Izumi [17] "Don't expect too much from me."
Harry Robertson [15] It's all about helping people

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Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Scarlett Coleman Character Portrait: Eliza Hallman Character Portrait: River Patton
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It did feel good to be back. River can’t deny that. As much as he hated being here, he hated being back at home more so whenever he was away, he was golden. Being back at Fulton was freeing because he wouldn’t have to listen to his father nagging every couple of minutes. Here, he could be an asshole and do what he wanted, and the worst that could happen is someone running their mouth right back to him. Which didn’t happen very often. Either because people were intimidated or because people just found River to be nuisance – he hopes for the former, but most would say it’s the latter.

River leaned himself against a counter, pulled himself up, and plopped down on top of it, while the rest of the guys in the kitchen just stood around. His phone buzzed in his pocket, and he just stared straight ahead, with a serious face, River give a slight eye roll. He wasn’t even in town an hour, and his phone was already blowing up. First Jax, now who could it be? There weren’t that many people that even tolerated River enough to text him. River leaned back slightly to be able to stick his phone in his pocket and pull his phone out. He saw a text from Eliza. Without much change to his facial expression, he started clacking away at the screen of his iphone. Summer was hell, as it always is when I’m home with Eric. Just got here, with the boys. You here? River hit send, put the phone down beside him on the counter and reengaged himself in the conversation with the guys of the Sigma house.

Eliza wasn't anything special to River, but he was some type of eye candy for her. He didn't know if she was genuinely interested in him, or if he was as much fun and games for her as she was for him. Eliza was something for River to play with whenever he wanted to have some fun without getting serious. They haven't done anything - yet - but River knows that whenever he wants to indulge in that sort of trouble, Eliza would be more than willing. He knew she liked him, he just didn't know to what extent. Nor did he truly care. River was ruthless. He was cold. Speaking of games, River thought to himself as he put his phone down after texting Eliza. Another cat and mouse he liked to play was with Scarlett. River looked up at Jax, who had a past with Scarlett. Even though these two were closer friends than most others River knew on campus, what he was doing was harmless. He wasn't actually all that interested in Scarlett, but she was fun to talk to and River was a little interested in corrupting her. Drifting his eyes from his friend, he went on to break the Bro Code and sent Scarlett a text. You back on campus? I know you must be missing me at least a little..

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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: 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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M A D D O X ♀ I Z U M I
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location: Beta House
outfit: X
dialogue color: #4C0000



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: Annabelle Everett Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Scarlett Coleman Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard
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Annabelle Everett
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Location: Theta House
Dialogue Colour:#c41b56
Thought Colour:#9e0339




Annabelle's dad looked sligtly confused by Scarlett's introduction. "It's like the buddy system in high school. We just call them sisters."

The confusion on her dad's face cleared and he shook Scarlett's hand. "Nice to meet you too Scarlett.

Annabelle took another bag from her dad. She knew better than to try and take anything back from Scarlett. It wasn't that Scarlett was vicious or controlling, or anything like that, she was just stubbornly helpful. Any protests that they could manage without her would fall on deaf ears. Scarlett had decided that she was going to help and that was what was going to happen. She grabbed another bag from the doorway. "Upstairs then?"

Annabelle bounded up the stairs and walked along the hallway until she found her room. A brief thrill ran through her when she saw she was rooming with Katiana. She dropped her backpack on the unmade bed and helped get the rest of her cases in her room. "I'll have to head off now sweetie, work needs me tomorrow."

Annabelle nodded. "Ok, sure. Don't worry about it." She wrapped her arms around him and pecked his cheek. "Thanks for driving me over."

Her dad gave her a brief squeeze before he pulled away. "Take care. and if you ever need anything, just call."

Annabelle smiled. "I think between Scarlett and Nick, I'll be fine, but I'll call when I get homesick." She looked over at Scarlett. "She's a fine upstanding member of the community. She's studying to be a doctor. I'm in very good hands," she said as she led her dad back downstairs. She could feel her phone buzzing in her pocket. She wasn't usually this popular. Her dad opened the door to the car and gave her one last peck on the cheek.

"Take care sweetie."

Annabelle rolled her eyes playfully. "I will. Drive safe." She waved him off and watched the car pull away until he turned the corner off the street. It was a bittersweet feeling watching him go and she missed him the moment his car was out of sight. She took her phone from her pocket and opened her messages. Her chest tightened for a split second when she saw the first message was from Brooks. She liked Brooks, of that she was sure. What she wasn't sure about was exactly what these feelings were. They had been friends since their freshman year and she had missed him. Being around Brooks was as easy as breathing.

To: Ocean Boy/Brooks
I'd definitely rather be drawing than unpacking. See you later?


And then there was Khari. How the hell had she gotten into this? She wasn't expecting to like anyone, at all, nevermind a senior. He was cute, really cute, and Annabelle knew she got hideously flustered when he was around.

To: Ari
Define fun. I visited some art galleries on my own. Such a rock&roll lifestyle, I know. How was your summer?


Annabelle pocketed her phone and headed back inside. She sat down on the couch next to Kat and took her plate. Annabelle propped her head on Kat's shoulder. "So, how was your summer?"

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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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Location: Kappa Alpha House
Hex: #AA6120
Outfit: Outfit
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: 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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D E A N N AXA M A S I O - D O U G L A S
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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: Arden Jones Character Portrait: Maddox Izumi
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A R D E NXJ O N E S
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Outfit: Link Here
Location: Kappa House
Dialogue Color ✦ #8DA399
Thought Color ✧ #0093AF





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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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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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: 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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Location: Alpha House
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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: 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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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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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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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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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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His night was spent unpacking and avoiding the chaos that followed the multitudes of new check in coming through the campus. He caught up with few people, didn’t care much to go out of his way to see or talk to anyone he didn’t need to. That was usually the case with River. Very rarely did he ever go out of his way for anyone other than himself. Perhaps because he learned from a young age that this world was dog-eat-dog and he had to have the strong bite if he wanted to make it anywhere in life. To others, it came off as arrogant or abrasive. To him, it was survival. Not in the literal sense of course, River was very blessed to come from a financially stable home regardless of whether or not he felt he belonged, he did inherently come from money. Survival in the emotional and mental sense. In order for River to survive the demons that lived, pounding at his closet door, he needed to build a wall between him and weakness and that was how he did it.

The night spent unpacking was time well spent. River knew that the upcoming week was going to be full of events and activities that he was more than likely going to get forced into going to so he wanted to make sure all his things were put away. Waking up the next day was refreshing. There was no alarm. There were no parents. No pounding on his door asking him what his plans were for the day, whether he was going to work or be a bum. River got up just before noon. He showered, dressed, ate breakfast and delivered his rental car. River took an Uber to the storage lockers in town where he had locked his bike in while he was away. He spent the day working on it, cleaning it, and riding it before the bon fire that night.

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River wasn’t planning on going to the bon fire with anyone in particular, much less alone. But he figured what a better way to work his magic on the girls of his choosing than in person. He truly was a cocky and arrogant son of a bitch, but he didn’t mind. It was just about 8pm when River decided it was a good idea to start heading home from his drive to start getting ready. He wasn’t one to show up on time for things anyway, he preferred being fashionably late to things. As he got home, he made his way up to his room to shower and get dressed. Before he jumped in the shower, he sent a text out to a few people. To Scarlett: you going to the bon fire? And to Deanna: will I see your crazy ass at the fire tonight?? He hit send and went about his shower.

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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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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: Katrina Amberly Character Portrait: Korinna Lopez Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi Character Portrait: Nari Lee Character Portrait: River Patton
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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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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.

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Morning yoga for Scarlett was about as essential as coffee is for Finals Week. She started out every morning in the backyard of the Theta house. Sometimes the girls would join her and it'd be like an impromptu yoga class, but it was great for building moral among the girls. The girls always said that her little yoga sessions helped build positive vibes in the house so Scarlett saw no reason to stop. Little moments like these were precious to Scarlett, especially know that she's a senior. Soon, she'd be passing the baton to the next President. While graduating and med school was exciting, she would miss her time in the Theta house. It was like a second home to her and she wanted the next President to make it feel the same.

The rest of Scarlett's day was filled with checking in on the new members and helping some of the new girls choose an outfit for the bonfire tonight. The Theta's reputation on campus is a great one, but when a party comes around, most people expect the Thetas to stay locked in their house, studying and preparing for tests. Some girls do do that, but the Theta girls can enjoy a party just as well as the other sororities. A few girls needed advice on what looked good and if wearing a swimsuit with a cover-up was okay. It was naturally and Scarlett did her best to ease any anxiety among her new sisters. It wasn't until seven when she finally got to get ready herself. Scarlett did decide to wear a swimsuit under her clothes since it was a beach setting. Her cover-up consisted of a tribal crop top and black maxi skirt. Sandals as footwear since she'd be taking them off by the end of the night. To top it off, Scarlett kept her makeup simple and sweet. She smiled as she looked in the mirror. Tonight would be a night of fun and no drama. A sudden chirp from her phone distracted Scarlett from her positive thoughts. Speaking of drama, Scarlett sighed at the text from River. It wasn't as if he was a terrible person, but the idea of him didn't feel right. He was one of Jax's good friends and known for devious behavior. Even though her brain said don't respond, Scarlett typed out a response and sent some of her own texts.

To: Trouble / River
I'll be there! See ya there?

To: STUDY BUDDY <3 / Nari
Wanna meet up at the bonfire? I need my best girl!

To: Second Best Doctor / Harry
Ready to party like we just finished a twenty hour surgery? lol

To: Brother from Another Mother / Nick
I better see you at the bonfire! Save me a dance <3


Checking herself one last time, Scarlett made her way to her little and her little's roommate's room. She knocked on the door, not wanting to intrude in case they were changing. "Hey girls! Do you need any help getting ready for tonight? Or maybe a ride?"

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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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Character Portrait: Annabelle Everett Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Scarlett Coleman Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard
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Annabelle Everett
Outfit: here
Location: Theta House
Dialogue Colour:#c41b56
Thought Colour:#9e0339




Annabelle stared at the clock on her bedside table, not quite registering what the numbers were telling her. It was afternoon...maybe? Close to the afternoon. She rolled over and checked her phone. 14:28 was the time the clock was telling her. That was way into the afternoon. Annabelle sighed and fell back into her pillow. In hindsight, staying up way into the small hours with Kat just talking, and drinking a lot of tea, wasn't their smartest move. Fun, but not smart. At least classes haven't started yet.

Annabelle swung her legs over the side of the bed and slowly sat up. The afternoon light filtered in through a gap in the curtains. Annabelle saw her phone was blank and tucked it back under her pillow and wiped the sleep from her eyes. She stretched out and grabbed her towel and shampoo and headed to the shower room. Annabelle sighed as the hot water hit her shoulders, easing the stiffness that had come from the car journey yesterday. She lost track of how much time she had spent in the shower, but she didn't emerge until she smelled of oranges and grapefruit.

With a few hours to kill, Annabelle propped a small canvas up in the corner of the room. Annabelle looked out of her window. The sky was blue and clear, and cold. Blue and purple were squeezed onto a palette and began splashing colour onto the canvas. Great bold spirals and swipes of colour adorned the canvas. When the canvas was covered, she stood back and picked up a new paintbrush and went back in, building a picture that she could see in her mind.




She sighed and dropped her paintbrush back into the beaker. Her phone buzzed behind her and she picked her phone up.

From: Ocean Boy
I'll see you at the bonfire? Us artists have to stick together!


To: Ocean Boy
Like I would dare miss you.


There was a knock at the door and Annabelle looked over her shoulder as Scarlett came in. Annabelle was pretty sure that she had paint smears on her face and hands, it usually happened. "Hey girls! Do you need any help getting ready for tonight? Or maybe a ride?"

"I dunno, I probably need to wash up again. A ride would probably be good."

Her phone buzzed again. It was a text from Khari.

From: Khari
Sucks we didn't get to catch up last night. Hang @ the bonfire?


To: Khari
I'll see you there

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Nari Lee
Outfit: X X
Location: Zeta House
Dialogue Colour: #77051c
Thought Colour: #c44040
This was ought to be one heck of a night. A bunch of college kids mixing together while there was booze and partying about, what could possibly go wrong? Actually, there were a lot of things that could go wrong, but the brunette wasn't thinking about that. No, she was much too busy picking out an outfit. After trying on almost six different skirts, two pairs of leggings, a body suit, and seven different shirts, Nari finally decided on something more comfortable. A thin purple jumper, comfy skirt, and a pair of fishnets. Honestly, she didn't really care if other people would like it, it was on her body, and she looked great.

After a talk with they girls, Nari decided she was going to go a little earlier to ensure they had the right sort of drink, mainly so she could get dibs, but she'd buy more if she had to. Her tucked her hair behind her ear, picking up her phone after ignoring its vibrations for the day.

From:Guitar Hero/Jax
The lovely ladies of Zeta better show themselves! I expect the best of my favorite sorority!


To: Guitar Hero
Don't you worry your pretty little head about a thing! We'll be there <3


From: Miss Red/Scarlett
Wanna meet up at the bonfire? I need my best girl!


To: Miss Red/Scarlett
Obviously! See you there!


To: Babyboy/Harry
Need help picking clothes out for tonight? Lol :P



"See you later, Korry. Give me a text if you want me to buy any alcohol or anything like that." Giving the president a wave, Nari stepped out of the house. It was just getting dark, and the sky was such a beautiful hue. Smiling to herself and walking across campus while she ordered a cab, she though back to last year. Hopefully Harry won't have to carry me home this time. . . However this went, Nari knew she was going to have one hell of a time. Once the cab arrived at the gates, she was on her way to the bonfire. I mean, she may have gotten dropped off at the nearest supermarket to buy vodka and prosecco, but she way on her way!

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Character Portrait: Katiana Brokenborough Character Portrait: Khari Owusu Character Portrait: Cassius Maestri Character Portrait: Jax King Character Portrait: Alea Charles Character Portrait: Jakub Darzi Character Portrait: Brooks Sheppard
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Alea Charles


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



The rest of the night was a blur honestly. She remembered Kori coming home and eating a lot of greasy food, everyone sharing their stories about the summer and Alea giving the rest of her sisters their gifts she brought back with her. What she doesn't remember is when she actually got to her bed once more. All she knows i that she woke up not wanting to move; and so she didn't. She drifted between sleep and consciousness for what felt like hours before her bladder screamed at her to get up and even then she sat in her bed for another 20 minutes before actually getting up and wandering to the bathroom.

By the time she was out of the bathroom it was... pretty late. She had to squint her eyes to focus on the clock on her phone, to make sure she didn't read it long. 3:30 huh? Good thing she didn't have classes or anything. Was there anything happening today actually? She honestly couldn't remember at first, but the texts piling up in her phone reminded her real quick.

From: Flirty Idiot #1
You & your girls coming tonight? Wouldn't be a party without the Zetas ;)

From: King
The lovely ladies of Zeta better show themselves! I expect the best of my favorite sorority!

From: Siren
See ya at the bonfire? I need my favorite Zeta!


Oh yeah the bonfire, she almost forgot that was going on. Her bed seemed more attractive at the moment than socializing and potentially running into people she rather not talk to. But getting to dance with her friends and not having to worry about her
family trying to set her up with one of them quickly won out.

To: Flirty Idiot #1/ Khari
Msg: You're right it wouldn't be. Make sure to save me a dance~

To: King/ Jax
Msg: Of course! wouldn't dream on missing it.

To: Siren/ Brooks
Msg: Yep! I'll be there.
Msg: We both forgot the present it seems.
Msg: I was going to give you a thing of Luminous Lagoon water but it's stopped glowing.
Msg: Good thing I made something in case that happened.


She would bring everyone's gifts with her there and give them out there but a bonfire is not the place to be giving out gifts. They could get lost, or worse, destroyed. She'll just have to remember to hand them out later. Ugh, remembering... not her strong suit. With nine hours to kill, Alea spent most of the time combing her hair still tangled from sleeping while watching videos online and snacking before getting ready. She took her time, lounging in the bath and singing to herself while she did her makeup; nothing much seeing as it would be night and she'll be next to a fire, but some gloss and liner. She didn't think too much about her clothes either, just a black bralette bikini and shorts with a much too large black mesh shirt and wedges. It was something simple that she would usually wear on the island so she saw nothing wrong with it for a bonfire.

By the time she was ready it was 20 minutes before the shuttles left, and while she could probably ask one of her sisters for a ride, she'd rather have a few more minutes to her sober self before she got illegally wasted. Her head bobbed to the music blasting from her earplugs, as she scrolled through her phone deciding on texting Kat who texted her during her food coma.

Katty/ Katiana
Msg: Hey girl! I'm great!
Msg: Sorry for the late reply. I died for a moment there.
Msg: I hope my lovely Kat comes to the bonfire~







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Cassius Maetri


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



The sun was already setting by the time Cassius left his room. He's been up since noon tending to his snakes and reading at his desk, lounging in one of his suits as always. He knew today was the bonfire and while he should've been looking through his plethora of suits to find something suitable for a beach bonfire and mansion he was sitting there...killing time in leisure. There was no reason for it. He could very well stress and waste his energy and patience looking for clothes, but he decided to relax and save all that up for the people he will have to rub elbows with. How draining. Still, he was going to go. He was still hindered by the frustration of home to not go and look for a little thing to relieve himself, and who was he to turn down a chance of some fun?

When he did finally leave his room, he made a beeline for the shower, before taking his time again, the water going cold by the time he left the stall, before once again retreating in his room. The lack of an adjoint bathroom was frustrating at best. There wasn't much he had in his closet that would fit into the theme this party had so he didn't even bother looking into it and went straight to the drawers to pull out his more rarely worn clothes before settling on a simple pale and colorful striped button up and linen shorts in case he felt like swiming; definitely not his usual attire but not bad.

By the time he walked out into the hall, the other boys were finishing up too Jax and Khari bantering in the president's doorway with Jake leaving in quite a fluster. "Yes girls, you're both pretty. Are you going to sleep together or shall we find more participants?" He butted in arching a brow over the rim of his glasses before continuing to the living room," four out of five will be carpooling them; unless River also decides to find his own ride."