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Paige Jones

My name's ordinary, but I'm not.

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a character in “Fulton University: Rush Week Begins”, as played by aurban16

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"If you're doing your best, you won't have any time for failure."




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Name: Paige Shravana Jones

Nicknames: Paigey (by her parents), Pooge (also by her parents), Vonnie (by her closest friends), Jonesie (by her teachers)

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Birth Date: July 7th

Sign: Cancer

Sexuality: Heterosexual

Ethnicity: 50% Indian, 20% Italian, 10% Scottish, 10% Swedish, 10% Greek

Major: Early Childhood Education

Minor: Organic Chemistry




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Childhood/Family Life:
Tony Jones, a proud American, was stationed in India, fighting in the Army. Well, he wasn't really fighting. He was a radar repairer, maintaining all the radar equipment used. There he met Kalindi Dey, an Indian cardiovascular surgeon. They fell in love and married in three months, and when Tony had to go back to the United States, he brought Lindi with him. A year after they were married, they had a daughter, Neri. Neri was destined for greatness from the day she was born. She was the couple's pride and joy. Then, six years later, came along another baby girl, Paige. Paige was more like her father, creative and adventurous from the beginning. She was a gifted child like her sister, but in very different ways. Neri was good in school; sciences and maths were her specialty. Paige was more artistic. She began reading at a young age, and was the most outgoing student in her class. Neri graduated high school when Paige was in sixth grade. She finished valedictorian and with very high testing scores. She applied to Harvard, Yale, and Columbia, and got in to them all. She attended Yale University, and her parents could never be more proud. They tended to overlook all of Paige's accomplishments during her time. Little did they know, Paige was number three in her class during high school. She applied to many colleges, and got in to a handful. Her parents really wanted her to go to University of Michigan, because it was close to home, but she decided to choose Fulton and major in early childhood education. Her parents refused to let her take this path. After pleading for weeks, they said that she could pick this major as long as she minored in something more to their suit, organic chemistry.
Kalindi Jones // Mother // Age 46 // Cardiovascular Surgeon
Tony Jones // Father // Age 49 // Radar Engineer
Neri Jones // Sister // Age 23 // Med-School Student




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Quirks//Habits//Oddities:
Hates Being Touched Paige can deal with handshakes and high fives, but when people she doesn't know try to hug her or touch her in any strange or intimate way, they better watch out.
Talks To Self When Paige is studying or reading, she tends to whisper to herself. It helps her remember things well, even if people think it's weird.
Cleans Her Plate Many people think Paige eats all her food because she "feels for the starving kids in Africa." But it's really just because she wants to eat it all. You never know when your last meal will be.
Good At Card Tricks Paige learned to do card tricks from her uncle in the fourth grade. Ever since then, she's been able to master any trick she's wanted to learn.

Good personality traits:
// Sweet // Passionate // Helpful // Playful // Imaginative // Charismatic // Intelligent //

Bad personality traits:
// Dependent // Naive // Forgetful // Messy // Prejudiced // Disorganized // Wishful //

Personality:
Paige Jones is a quite ordinary name. And because of this fact, Paige refuses to be ordinary. She's a very imaginative girl. She loves to write and tell stories. She would have majored in Creative Writing if her parents had let her. She even won prizes in high school for her short stories and poems. She's very passionate about everything she does. And, fortunately, she doesn't need everything to be perfect. Her parents would like this, but it isn't a necessity to Paige.

The one thing that Paige is terrible at is being neat. She has a very hard time keeping everything clean, whether it be her school papers, her bedroom, or her vocabulary. She won't admit it, but she swears more than your average girl. She is also very forgetful, which leads to late homework assignments and missed study sessions. But on the bright side, Paige is a very sweet, charismatic girl, who loves being around people.

Greatest joys in life:
Writing Paige lives for writing. It's really what she wants to do in life, not what her parents want her to do. She especially loves writing poetry. She also enjoys reading, just not as much.
Food This one sounds cliche, but Paige really does love food. Her mother makes amazing Indian food, and her father has learned to cook by traveling the world. She, on the other hand, is not very good at cooking. She could probably burn cereal.
Children Little kids are the happiest people on earth. They don't have to worry about anything, and this makes Paige smile. She wishes she had younger siblings to play with.

Greatest fears:
Failure The one thing that scares Paige the most is disappointing her parents. She looks up to them so much, and can't stand seeing them upset or frustrated with her. She feels like if she doesn't succeed like her sister, she will be a failure in her parents eyes.
Unimportance Paige is afraid that she won't matter to anyone after she's all grown up. When her parent's limelight is gone, she won't be number one to anyone. She is also afraid that she won't be loved by anyone.
Mental Illness Paige isn't afraid of people with mental illnesses, but she is afraid of developing one. Whether it be now or later in life, she doesn't want to feel incapable of doing things for herself.

Life philosophy:
"Nothing is as it seems, but something is everything it is made out to be."



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❤ India and Cyprus // India and Cypriot Cuisine // Writing // Pop Music // Dancing // Sunsets // Cats // Coffee // Kids // English Classes // Classic Books // Friends // Theta Chi // Kappa Alpha // Fulton ❤

✘ Whores // Duck Faces // Bad Grades // Bugs // Liars // Hypocrites // Most Celebrities // Dressing Up // Texting // Rap Music // American Indian Food // Reality TV // Trucks // Touchy People ✘




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Thoughts on Greek Life: "I decided to rush simply because my sister had done it, and my parents thought it was a wonderful way to make friends and 'advance yourself.' After looking at all the sororities, I knew that Theta Chi was the one for me. The girls were so nice, and so smart, too. I always thought I would be a sorority girl, just based on my social life in high school. I like to party, and I love people. Fulton has really a really good Greek system. The presidents are all very mature and they are good influences. I would never choose a different sorority."

Plans for after college: "I knew I wanted to work with kids in 9th grade when I started babysitting for neighbors and friends of the family. They have amazing personalities, every single one of them. I hope to become a Kindergarten teacher. I want to live on the West coast, too. I just want to get away from my family and start a life for myself."



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Build: 5'1", 104 lbs., petite but athletically built

Hair Colour: Very dark brown, almost black

Eye Colour: Paige barely has pupils, her eyes are so brown

Distinguishing Marks:
  • Two holes in each ear
  • Belly button piercing
  • Nose stud so small that it's barely visible

Style: Paige likes to look good without being dressy. She usually wears leggings and a big sweater or jean jacket. Her hair is in a bun or pulled back from her face most of the time. She wears boots or sandals a lot of the time.
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So begins...

Paige Jones's Story

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Character Portrait: Elysia Hanta Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Karma Cohen Character Portrait: Miles Ganas Character Portrait: Amelia Park Character Portrait: Sebastian Collins Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Christian Ambrosia Character Portrait: Alexandri Evans Character Portrait: Thatcher Nieuwveld Character Portrait: Antonio Juarez Character Portrait: Bennett Atkins Character Portrait: Emerson Kim Character Portrait: Daniel Beake Character Portrait: Sierra Lewis Character Portrait: Kyle Jagger Character Portrait: Emery Ravens Character Portrait: Jack Reynolds Character Portrait: Paige Jones Character Portrait: Grace Drexler Character Portrait: Zoey Brady Character Portrait: Kellin D'amato Character Portrait: Marcus Vanderbilt Character Portrait: Sam Shepherd Character Portrait: Austin Lein Character Portrait: Delilah Young Character Portrait: Addyson Riley Character Portrait: Andrew Drexler

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The campus was alive with excitement, anxiety, nerves, and anticipation. A new school year had begun the second students began moving back onto campus, but now, it finally seemed to hit them. For some, it was their final year at the beloved Fulton University, one of the top universities in the country. For others, it was their first year. Either way, there was a sort of buzz all around campus, a tingle each and every student felt as they greeted this year of opportunities and adventure. And what better way to start it all off than with the one thing on everybody's mind - Rush Week. Granted, these would only be the preliminary rounds, but who knows what could happen on the very first day...






As the track slowly moved to its conclusion and after receiving a nod from one of her favorite radio partners, Naomi officially turned the dial for the sound down, speaking into her microphone clearly with her ever present and rich British lilt. "That was 2 On by Tinashe, the best song of Summer 2014. You heard it here at Fulton U Hot 103.4." Ronnie, or Ronald when he was in their political science class with Dr. Skarsgaard who truly did not care for pleasantries or students, much less, grinned at her making a face at him for pressing one of the controls, which caused a squelching sound appear just after she finished her sentence. He played too much sometimes and she had half the mind to reach over the table of controls that separated them just to swat him on the head, but opted against it. She had to go soon anyway. She rolled her eyes at him before continuing, "This is your girl Nomi, NomiIzMe, and I'm about to turn everything over to my co-host, RonnieB. Don't get forget to holla at your girl at the beautiful Zeta Nu Delta House stand at the 2014 Fulton University Activities Fair. Hope to see you all there." With a mock salute and her favorite mix of India Arie and a beat from DJ Mustard, Naomi spelled her own exit and turned everything over to Ronnie, nodding to him as she set down her headset before exiting the large recording area.

Once outside in the busy hallway, she hoisted her bag over her shoulder and made her way through the crowd, the gold of her Zeta Nu Delta custom-made bracelet catching a glint from the sun, which peeked in through the barely closed blinds of one of the hallway windows. Smirking to herself as she saw a few noticeable freshmen males whispering to themselves and glancing over at her, she twirled a few strands of hair with her pointer finger, shooting them a sultry grin accompanied by a wink before turning the corner. The move was harmless and judging by an exclamation followed by a quiet roar of excitement from where they had, it had the desired effect. She didn't mess around with freshmen guys and never would, but it definitely was fun toying with them. Not that she would ever lead them on or anything of that nature, but flirting was harmless. Besides, she wouldn't be a true Zeta if she didn't have a bit of a flirt in her. A more genuine smile flitted across her face at the thought of her girls and without hesitation, Naomi whipped out her phone to text them just as she pulled into one of the many bathrooms on the first floor to simply check on her image.

To: Zoey, Amelia, Sierra
Omw 2 the booth. 1 of u better b there

Naomi wasn't particularly worried about any of the girls showing up late, she decided, as the text was sent. She had already specified that one of the other sophomores would set up with some of the baked goods Naomi had made the night before. She slid her phone into her back pocket before primping her hair. She had chosen one of her more fun outfits for the day. It was eye-catching enough to remind everyone that she was a fashionable woman, but simple enough to not do too much in. Naomi could be a lot of things, but she wasn't that much of a show-off. Besides, that tomboyish edge was her thing and she always had to make sure it was on point. After reapplying the natural-looking shade of pink lip gloss on her lips and that her hair was still on point, she gave herself one more appraisal before leaving the bathroom and heading out to one of the larger grassy areas of Fulton University, where the Activities Fair was to take place. Every year, the location changed and she actually preferred the area they chose for this year. It was spacious and open, and left room for some of the campus' more physically active organizations to show off. It was like a tame Zeta/Sigma party, except without the booze and heavy grinding. Just a paid DJ and everyone weaning out their favorites.

Once outside, it didn't take her long to get to her booth, which was closer to the Sigma table. She frowned a bit when she didn't see Miles yet and decided to find her favorite Sigma, setting her bag down beside her chosen chair and taking a seat. Folding one smooth leg over the other, she grinned at the Zeta who had watched the table in her absence before pulling out her phone to text Miles and her other best friend.

To: Miles
Slacking on your pres duties?

To: Sam
U better not b sleep

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Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Kyle Jagger Character Portrait: Jack Reynolds Character Portrait: Paige Jones

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“Shit. Fuck!” Usually the first words that come out of Miles’ mouth on a daily basis soon after waking up, but in this case it was because the day had barely started and already Miles was already behind. The activities fair is going on today and Miles was falling behind schedule. It didn’t help that he slept in until 11 this morning and the fair was around noon. Miles ran around his room frantically pulling at drawers and going through his desk trying to find flyers that he needed to the events of the weekend and the details of what it means to be a Sigma. His mind was running but nothing he actually needed to be thinking about was rushing through. Miles took a second to stop and take a deep breath. He felt his phone vibrate in his pocket and pulled it out to see a text from Naomi.

From: Naomi
Slacking on your press duties?
Miles smiled at the text from his best friend and quickly started typing back.


To: Naomi
You know me. Always ahead of the game.


The mornings were always rough on Miles. He always had difficulties getting to sleep and once he was asleep, he always had trouble staying asleep. His mind wasn’t entirely with him at the moment and it probably wasn’t helping that he had about 3 hours of sleep and no food in his system. Miles looked around his room for his backpack, seeing it in the corner by his bed; he walked over to grab it. Unzipping the zipper, Miles discovered the flyers inside. ”You’ve got to be fucking kidding. Ugh.” Miles groaned as he grabbed his keys and started heading out the door for the courtyard.


To: Kyle
Are you at the booth?

Although sometimes, Miles’ head would get away from him, he always seemed to have his right hand man by him who seemed to be on top of his game more often than not. Miles admired the fact that he had a friend like Kyle around because if it weren’t for him, Miles probably wouldn’t be able to get done half of the things he does. Even though Miles would hate to admit that, it’s the honest truth.

With a hop in his step, Miles headed for the courtyard so he could attend to his own booth. He hated running late and that’s partially why Miles would only take afternoon classes or night classes. He figured it was much easier for him to get to class on time he was already awake for the day. Shortly after, Miles could see the line of booths out in the courtyard, and from there he could see Naomi at her booth, which was stationed right next to Sigma’s booth. He smiled as he got closer to her and could make out facial expressions. ”Want to kill me now or would you like to wait for after the fair?” Miles joked as he walked up to Naomi’s booth – at this point completely disregarding his own.



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There was always some sort of rivalry going on between the houses and while some of it was harmless and all in good fun, some of it was just always a little over the top. However, Bennett knew that regardless of whether the rivalry was just too much, he knew which house was the best house and he refused to believe that there was anything better than being a Beta. “Let’s keep it classy today, men. We’re looking to attract Beta material – not the trash we leave for the Sigmas.” He could hear Jack and his witty comments and Bennett smirked to himself. Bennett was leaned up against the counter in the kitchen while Jack pep talked the boys. He stood straight up against the counter as they all got ready to move from the Beta house to the courtyard.

Bennett often looked up to Jack – even though most people thought he was an asshole, Bennett saw Jack as the type of guy he wanted to be. The guy always knew how to talk to people and how to get what he wanted, what kind of person wouldn’t want to be like that? As Bennett walked by the coolers, he could hear Jack talking to him. “Sure thing, Jack. I’ll keep an eye out.” Bennett propped the doors open for the boys and waited to move past them after they all walked out.

This was only Bennett’s second year as a Beta but he couldn’t have been more proud to be one. He fought hard through his own rush week to get to where he is now and he was excited to be part of the experience of being on the team when it came to the new members.
Having to stand out in the courtyard for a few hours today was going to be a pain in the ass and though Bennett was looking forward to the experience, he wasn’t very excited about having to be on his feet all day. He figured maybe he’d be able to slip away at some point to rest. With that thought, Bennett slipped his phone out of his pocket and went through his contacts. He went straight for the P’s and picked one.

To: Paige
Hey you. You gonna be in the courtyard at any point today? I figured we could chill

With the hit of the send button, Bennett slipped his phone back in his pocket to await a reply. If he was going to have to be on duty all day, he figured it’d be a good idea to try to have a little fun with it.

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Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Emery Ravens Character Portrait: Paige Jones Character Portrait: Kellin D'amato Character Portrait: Andrew Drexler

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"Poppy. Pops... Poppy! The Southern girl jumped up from the island in the kitchen as she looked around for who had woken her up. And there she saw a junior Theta named Giselle who was also kind of her best friend. "Wha-- What? What time is it?! Did we miss the fair--.." Poppy asked as she got up from the stool and looked up at her friend who just shook her head. "Nope, you're good. You just need to get all this stuff to the table, pep-talk the girls, and get your cute little butt down there." Giselle said as she nudged her friend with her hip playfully. Poppy just giggled as one by one the girls started to shuffle down stairs. She cleared her throat as she turned towards them. "Alright, guys this is it. The first impression that we'll make on the rushers. We have to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Just be yourselves, have fun, and make sure you make Theta Chi proud." She told them as she handed two baskets filled with little baked goods with little Theta Chi stickers on them to her 'second-in-command', Gigi who just stood behind her making sure everyone was paying attention to the new President. "Other than that, I'm gonna go head down to the booth. So, just get all gussied up and I'll see ya'll down there in... An hour or so?" She turned back to Giselle. "Think that's enough time?" Giselle nodded as Poppy smiled towards her sisters. "Alright, I already know this is going to be a great year for Theta, guys! I can feel it."

"Alright, alright, that's enough motivation. Lets get down there to see if your little boyfriend's down there yet." Poppy blushed as she heard a few of the girls 'oooh' and she tossed her purse in one of the two baskets she was holding as she shook her head. "Not my boyfriend, don't listen to her." Giselle just chuckled as the two headed to the door with four other girls right behind them holding the table and various posters and items like buttons and little trinkets for the rushers to take with them so they don't forget Theta Chi. As they made there way to the area, Poppy put on a smile as she passed several people. Poppy was easily that girl that everyone, maybe wasn't friends with but, by no means hated. She was too nice. Hell, you could think you didn't like her but, before you knew it she would suck you into liking her one way or another whether she meant to do it or not... No one really knew if she meant to. She put the baskets down as she straightened out her skirt before smiling as they girls put the table and things down. "Thanks guys. I think Giselle and I can handle the table for a bit. If ya'll would like to you know, go look around see what tickles your fancy, by all means go ahead." She told the junior girls as they thanked her and walked off to see what they might want to do. She turned towards her side to see that she was set up right next to the Betas, which was of course not her first choice but, at least she was next to Jack-Jack and she could finally ask him about her little request to 'un... Perfect her...? If that was the right term for it.

Poppy scurried to a sophomore Kappa named Daniel and a junior named James as she tapped their shoulders with a smile. "Hi, um can you help us with the table? Please." She quickly turned her blue eyes towards the ground. James chuckled at her adorableness before looking at Daniel. "'Course Pops." She smiled before hugging the two of them."Thanks guys! I would have asked Emery but he seems a bit fill with flirting with Alphas." She chuckled as she walked to her table and saw Giselle already doing what she does; bullshit. She could make a mermaid buy water if she really wanted to. She was standing talking to these three bright eyed girls as they did nothing more than listen to the young junior Theta. Poppy put her hand on Giselle's shoulder as she brought herself into the conversation. "Hi, I'm Poppy, I'm the president of Theta Chi." Their smiles got even bigger as they looked towards her. "Hi." They said in unison as Giselle chuckled. Poppy nudged her before turning back towards the girls. "Well, I can tell you guess are just what Theta desires in young woman. So, please help yourself in any of.. our little goodies..." She said as she turned to see the whole table put up along with light blue and gold Theta Chi tablecloth that they used for events. With the goods right next to their two chairs and the cooler with Theta's name on it places right next to Poppy's chair, right where people could see it. "Guys, I said just the table. You did not need to do everything."

"We know." Daniel said as he grabbed the posters and stands. "Poppy moved out of the way as she offered the two young guys a hug and a kiss on the cheek. [color=#00C5CD]Ya'll are too sweet. Thank you so much." She told them before letting them go. "No worries, Poppy. If you need anything else just let me know." Daniel said as he smiled towards Poppy which only made her blush even more. "Later."

"Bye guys, and thanks again." She said as she waved them off and looked back towards Giselle and the three girls; one who was reading the light blue paper while the other two grabbed themselves a blondie and a drink out of the cooler which also had little Theta Chi stickers on them. "We're going to keep looking around but, we are definitely going to rush this year! Bye Poppy." On of the girls said as the three walked away. "It was so nice meeting ya'll and your names are so I can remember you...?" She said as she hugged each one of them.

"Melody."

"Piper."

"Daisy."

"Alright guys, it was so nice meeting you. If ya'll come up with anymore questions, just come back and let us know. We'll be here." The girls nodded before walking past their table. Giselle got off her phone as the two girls leaned softly to hear what the three girls were talking about. They talked about the information they just received but, what made them both smile is when they heard the small Indian looking girl, Piper say "I know! She's so sweet."

"Yes!"

"Yes!" The two girls said in unison with one another as they high fived. The Theta's last year had a running joke; they knew when someone would pledge Theta whenever they brought up Poppy and how sweet she was. That meant they had a chance of getting them to pledge. Poppy had just found out about the joke and didn't really think anything of it. Since no one was really to the area just yet, Poppy looked at the other houses as she smiled to Naomi and then Jack and then Naomi again as she raised her eyebrows and chuckled before turning to see the other Presidents. She smiled towards all of them before turning to Giselle who started playing music from one of her several playlists that started playing Dancing on My Own by Robyn. Poppy could feel her hand hand shaking as she reached for her Theta Chi jacket that all girls received when they were inducted into the house. She slid it on as she looked towards Giselle. "Why are you lookin' at me like that?"

"You take your medicine, the shaking's getting more noticeable." Poppy just let out a sharp sigh before shaking her head as Giselle looked blankly at her. "I'll take it later, it's in my bag. I'll just take it in an hour or so." Giselle just shook her head with a smirk as she turned the serious conversation into a sarcastic one. "Andrew's not going to be pleased with this." Poppy rolled her eyes with the same bright smile on her face just in case anyone came up to their booth.

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Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Amelia Park Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Alexandri Evans Character Portrait: Sierra Lewis Character Portrait: Paige Jones Character Portrait: Zoey Brady Character Portrait: Andrew Drexler Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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'Craziness is like heaven'.





Kellin woke up with an expression of pure horror. She'd slept in by not far off an hour more than she would usually and 20 minutes more than she could get away with. She sat up wide-eyed and her hair stretched out past her shoulder, static and an embarrassing mess. She groaned miserably when she caught a glimpse of her reflection in the rotating mirror resting on her bed side table as a constant reminder of her short comings. She swung her legs out of bed cursing bitterly as she scrambled around her room grabbing at clothes hanging out of drawers and chasing time to gather up her things before people noticed her absence downstairs. Diving into a pair of roll-up ripped skinny blue jeans, she hopped around her room and standing in the mirror, only half-dressed and 'flying low' she started raking a brush through her mess of hair and tried to get it looking at least slightly decent. Once she'd brushed it she realised she basically had a half straight and half crinkled look going on, so she voted for chucking it up on the top of her head in a slightly scruffy bun. Image She didn't even have time to put contact lenses in (to her own dismay) and had to clean her glasses on her loose floaty vest as she pulled it on over the top of a tighter black one. She checked herself in the mirror and became aware of the fact her zipper was completely forgotten and thankful she'd caught it before she left her room, she pulled it up and slipped into some beaten up burgundy converse. Grabbing a cardigan and pulling arm warmers on (more as part of her quirky fashion sense then for the practicality of wearing them) she ran out the door- her alarm ringing away still as she slammed the door behind her.

Tapping at her phone furiously, she was rushing out of her door as quickly as she possibly could; she typed out a message;

To Paige:
Over-slept like a year, cover for me? If it's needed? PLEASSSSEEEEE?


She had no recollection of what could have been going on today but she was certain, something was happening and it really worried her that she didn't remember. She knew obviously it was the best day back in classes and everything like that but there was something else, she was almost sure there was something else but then again, there probably wasn't since she didn't even know what day it was at this point in time. She made her way downstairs and then off towards the hall and she looked around at all the tables and blinked slightly, it felt busier than usual but that was probably the buzz about everyone coming back. She sighed slightly and with an exhausted expression made her way over to the Theta table and looked around at the others rubbing her forehead with a sigh of relief to be downstairs and to see that nothing too important seemed to be going on right that moment. She sat down, cross legged on her chair and sighed taking the moment to drink from the bottle of the water, she'd rammed into her bag on the way downstairs. Then she looked up as she put the drink away again and looked at the other's striking an all too typical 'Kellin' cheery smile.

"Hey guys! I have had the most insane morning so far- well not insane but busy- no dysfunctional," She corrected herself multiple times as she leant back in her chair, tilting her head back over the edge of it in exhaustion, wondering why on the first day back at school she had to be so late. She couldn't stop thinking how she must look like absolute shit and she'd probably forgotten everything she needed for that day but she kept cracking smiles and tried not to get all whiny and stressed about it. It was too late to fix any of it anyway, she should have been prepared and a thousand times more organised. I'll do that tomorrow, I'll be ready. She thought to herself and then she scoffed at the idea and shook her head almost amused Nah, no I god damn won't.

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Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Antonio Juarez Character Portrait: Bennett Atkins Character Portrait: Paige Jones Character Portrait: Kellin D'amato

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Paige was overwhelmed, to say the least. She had woken up way too late, for starters. She had completely forgot to set her alarm the previous night. She only arrived on campus the day before, and wasn't yet adjusted to life back at school. Her clothes were still all packed away in suitcases, and she couldn't even find her bathroom stuff. Paige knew that Poppy would be at the Activities Fair early, and she also knew that she would be in major trouble if she didn't show up. She quickly threw on some jeans and a white and gold striped tank top after spraying some leave-in conditioner in her hair. She quickly gathered her purse and wallet and headed out the door.

Paige's walk to the Activities Fair was uneventful at best. About half way there, she got a text from Bennett:
Hey you. You gonna be in the courtyard at any point today? I figured we could chill

She texted him back right away;
For sure, let's hang out sometime today.

She continued her voyage to the Fair, smiling at a few sophomores and juniors she recognized from past classes. Paige was generally outgoing, but she was quite tired this morning. She would usually say hello and stop to talk to some of her passersby, but she was already half an hour late. Kellin had even texted her, asking for cover. She texted her back, saying that she was late, too, and that they could be in trouble together. When Paige finally made it her sorority's table, Poppy was nowhere to be found, but Kellin and Giselle looked to have a handle on everything. She sat down in a chair next to her best friend and grabbed a cookie decorated with a Theta sticker from a basket. "Pops is going to kill me if she finds out how late I was. But I totally slept in, I swear. How are things going?" she asked Kellin. Things seemed to be running smoothly around the square where the Activities Fair was held. All the tables looked absolutely amazing. Paige was impressed; they definitely didn't look this good when she was rushing.

"I'm going to go look for Tony. If Poppy asks where I am, tell her I'm talking to the freshies," Paige said to her friend. She winked to the girl discretely and stood, grabbing another cookie. She didn't need to search long or hard to find Antonio. He was standing around the Alpha booth, holding a fancy, expensive-looking camera, excited about something. Paige snuck up behind him and covered his eyes with her hands. "Guess who?" she said, laughing.

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Character Portrait: Amelia Park Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Paige Jones Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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'Craziness is like heaven'.





"Amelia!" Kellin's reply was a shouted greeting and she returned Amelia's lingering kiss without even a thought of reluctance. She hugged her briefly afterwards but before she could even consider her response to dancing with Amelia, Giselle had pounced over to fix her hair and Kellin inwardly groaned because she hated having to look prim and proper- or at all organised, neat or sophisticated but she was none of those things. She exchanged a look with Amelia, figuring she'd get her point but didn't verbalise it because Giselle's intention was a good once from what Kellin could tell. "What happened to you?" Giselle asked her and Kellin sighed softly as she prepared her story, hoping the others wouldn't be too annoyed and pissed off at her for it. "My alarm, wasn't loud enough. I overslept by like an hour," She mumbled, biting her tongue because it kind of made her want to laugh. It was such a typical thing of Kellin, most people had just kind of gotten used to Kellin being late and disorganised- to the point where the told her earlier times than she was expected to make up for the time she'd waste being late but apparently, it hadn't worked this time. She tried to sit still but it was in her nature to wiggle and squirm.

She tried to fidget as little as possible and resulted for twiddling her thumbs in circles around each other. She tried not to cringe about the other girl touching her hair, she wasn't really a fan of people touching it but she perceived and bit down on her lip strongly. She laughed off Giselle's assertiveness and smiled at her appreciatively afterwards. "Thanks Giselle, I really don't get how you do all this hair stuff. I can dye it, wash it and brush it that's about it," She laughed with a slight sigh of relief when Giselle laid off her hair.

She turned to Amelia afterwards and sighed slightly. "I'd love to Meelie, you know I would but I've got to do this stall shit- between you and me, I don't even know what the stall is," She admitted with a sheepish smirk. "But I'll text you later," She promised resisting the urge to touch her hair or fiddle with it. She read Paige's text and couldn't help laughing out loud about it. So Paige was late as well. Oh well, Kellin was just glad not to be the only one.

As Paige bounded over, Kellin smiled at her and replied with the word 'awesome' but it seemed as quickly as their conversation had started that Paige was eager to go see someone else, so she chuckled a bit and watched the other girl run off with a slight nod of her head. Once people had stopped talking to her and everything felt a little calmer, Kellin took a breath in and smiled. Her initial arrival downstairs and she'd been met with an overload of people but she chilled herself out and took another sip of water and beamed brightly at everyone, like she always did. Image Kellin was practically infamous for her illuminated smile, her teeth were her pride and joy, so her smile was one of her nicest qualities and one of the few things the girl liked about herself. So sitting there with a calm smile, she thought about how to disguise her confusion for what was ongoing that day but also find out what she was supposed to be doing and then it hit her, like her own little 'Eureka' moment and she looked around at Poppy, Giselle and all the other Theta Chi girls.

"Anything you guys need me to do?" She chimed and she smirked to herself. Genius! At least, she thought so, for all she knew she could have dug an even deeper hole because she'd told before what her responsibilities were today.

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Character Portrait: Elysia Hanta Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Karma Cohen Character Portrait: Amelia Park Character Portrait: Alexandri Evans Character Portrait: Antonio Juarez Character Portrait: Emerson Kim Character Portrait: Kyle Jagger Character Portrait: Emery Ravens Character Portrait: Jack Reynolds Character Portrait: Paige Jones Character Portrait: Grace Drexler Character Portrait: Delilah Young

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Antonio was busy inspecting his camera and taking a few random photographs when he heard Jack call for him. There was no hesitance, not even a tiny bit, as he snapped to attention. His head came up and he immediately jogged over, giving and up-nod in a silent What's up as he looked around, snapping a few more pictures. A smile came across his face at Jack's request and that smile soon became a smirk. “You got it, Señor Presidente,” he laughed. He wasn't really surprised that Jack had asked for Grace, but Antonio had noticed that she and Emerson were the only ones missing from the earlier photograph. Still, being sent to go talk to Elysia gave him a chance to flirt with her and the other girls from Alpha as well as gorge on the sweets that were brought. He turned away from Jack and was headed right back to the Alpha booth, overhearing the older guy call for a few of their brothers to enter the trade-off.

He saw that Emerson had joined Elysia and Emery was part of the group as well. He rolled his eyes at the sight of Emerson, knowing that a glare was on its way. No fucks were given as he interrupted, not bothering to apologize either. “Hey, Sia! Jack wants Grace, Natalie, and Julie over at the booth. He's sending Hunter, Bas, Dan, and Charlie.” He went silent a moment as Emery was the first to leave, looking between he and Elysia before shaking his head and smiling at Elysia. She snapped back to attention and smiled as she noticed Emerson and Antonio had joined after Emery had taken his strawberry and left, confirming that he'd enjoy hanging out later. This made her smile and nod before turning her attention back to Antonio and Emerson.

She took a few moments to register everything, noticing that Grace had arrived. Finally. Seeing Grace reminded her that Antonio had asked something, causing her to shake her head, a habit she hard formed while bringing herself down from her thoughts. “No. Grace and Natalie are... Grounded. Julie can go. Also, take Diana, and Jemma and Cassidy. She spoke loudly so that the other Alphas could hear her, motioning for the mentioned girls at the same time.

ImageThey all put on smiles and headed towards the Beta booth, immediately putting on their game faces by flirting with every male that came by, whether they were rushers or current members. Elysia immediately shooed Antonio away and pulled out her phone, texting back to Karma while she spoke to Emerson, ignoring her girlfriend's text since she was already right there. “Yeah, Karmilla has entranced a few for us,” she said as she nodded towards the junior who was speaking excitedly to four girls that crowded around her with bright eyes and big smiles. Elysia gave a soft smile, kissing Emerson on her cheek.

“You had a big debate last night – Don't worry about it.” She turned and spotted Alexandri speaking to Naomi, her brow lifting some. As he apologized to her, Elysia could only smirk before putting two fingers into her mouth, issuing a high pitched whistle and pointing at Jack, motioning for him to come over and then to Karma. She issued Amelia a wink and a smirk at the compliment of the food before continuing over to the front of the booth, scanning the crowd of girls that were coming over. The cake had already been cut into and the cake pops were nearly gone. Antonio had busied himself with taking photographs.

“Precioso! Now, big smiles... Say Alpha!,” he encouraged as the Alphas and rushers smushed together happily for a photograph, giggles bubbling up from them. Once the photo had been taken, he checked out the image before his vision went dark. His lips twitched into a smile as one voice rose above the others. Gripping the camera, he maneuvered himself so that he was behind Paige now, wrapping an arm around her waist with a laugh. “Buenas tardes, mi belleza,” he purred in her ear with a thick accent. He chuckled softly and kissed the side of her head firmly before releasing her. “You know, you could get in trouble talking to me in public like this,” he teased, his fingers digging gently into her ribs as he tickled her.

Elysia rolled her eyes softly at the encounter before her gaze fell upon Amelia and her dancing. She was more than familiar with the choreography, the sight of it causing her to smile some as she stood with arms crossed. The attention the young dancer gave her elicited a blown kiss before she turned to get down to business. “Natalie and Grace, you two are on refreshments duty – Offer something to everyone. If they have questions about the chapter, send them to Delilah, Emerson, or literally anyone else.”

Her words caused the other girls to stop a moment. There was no malice or even a hint of anger in her voice but most of them had been around long enough to tell when she was displeased with someone. She ignored them and made a shooing motion with her hands before addressing the others. “This is my last year and I intend to leave you guys with the very best. We've seen a lot of potentials so far but we can always do better. We've got some Betas coming over to draw some eyes, so you know what to do.” She ushered everyone back into action, putting on a smile as she waited for Jack, linking arms with Emerson. “It's our last year – Let's make it the best.”

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Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Karma Cohen Character Portrait: Miles Ganas Character Portrait: Kyle Jagger Character Portrait: Paige Jones

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Crowds weren’t so much thinning as they were organizing. There were people everywhere essentially, but they were all where they felt they should be. Except for scattered members of each house mingling with each other. It slightly aggravated Miles – the fact that everyone could simply run off from their work and talk to others while meanwhile he felt as though he had to stay stuck to his position because of the fact that the sophomores still didn’t know exactly what to do to with the ropes handed to them and anyone who actually knew how to do anything was off running along with some blonde bimbo.

As Miles’ eyes wandered from the corners of the courtyard down to the phone in his lap, a group of freshman walked up to the booth. Miles hadn’t noticed as the guys at first as he was very concentrated on doing absolutely nothing in the time they walked over. One of the guys cleared their throats and Miles’ eyes shot up. “Hey guys, how’s it going?” The boys stared without saying a word at first and then one of the standing in the middle nudged one of the others. Miles burrowed his eyebrows in slight confusion. He didn’t say anything though and just stood there waiting for someone to say something and when none of them, Miles opened his mouth to speak. “Well… are you guys interested in becoming a Sigma?” At that time one of the boys sputtered nervously, “Is it true that in your sophomore year you beat the hell out of one of your professors and almost got kicked out of school?” The kid’s words came out like word vomit, spitting up all of the things he was thinking and could no longer control it. Miles chuckled at the speedy speaker and the boy took a step back. “What your name kid? The boy spoke up immediately, “I’m Trevor. These are my friends, Luke, Quinn, Gage, and Wes.” Miles shook hands with each one. “We want to be Sigmas. How do we get in?” Miles made eye contact with Gage, the boy who spoke up. The corner of Miles’ mouth drew up into a smirk. He pulled a few flyers off the table and handed them to the guys. “Here, this should give you some details on how to go about that.” Miles’ phone pinged in his pocket, he pulled it out to see a text from Naomi about going to the beach. “We’ve got some shit going down at the beach in a little. Why don’t you guys swing by? We’ve got more going down later too. I’ll hit you guys up huh?” Miles passed around his phone and each of the guys put their number in his phone – smiles spread across their faces and Miles knew that this was only the beginning of the show.

While Miles talked to the guys at his booth and the others mingled, Bennett’s phone pinged in his pocket with a text from Naomi, it was an invite to hit the beach with the Zetas. He smiled at the text and looked up at his phone to see if he could find her in the crowd. Naomi was mingling with Karma and Bennett saw this as his chance to get closer. His phone pinged again and he pulled it back up to eye sight to see a text from Paige. He swiped his phone open and clicked on the text to open it but he didn’t respond. Bennett slid his phone back in his pocket and walked over to Naomi. “Naaaayyyyooommiii!”” Bennett clamored happily. He walked closer and put his arms up for a hug. He saw Kyle and Karma standing in front of Naomi but pretended as if he didn’t see them at first. “So the beach is happening huh? I’m down, may need a ride though.” He turned after his hug to look at the stunning girl that stood by him, and also Kyle. Bennett smiled gently at the girl, “Hey. I’m Bennett, I don’t think we’ve met.” The boy smiled at her as he looked in her eyes but refused to look away or to look at the boy next that stood next to her.

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Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Emery Ravens Character Portrait: Paige Jones Character Portrait: Kellin D'amato Character Portrait: Marcus Vanderbilt Character Portrait: Andrew Drexler Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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Poppy handed a paper to a tall girl, almost as tall as her who had asked for one. She smiled and pointed her towards the booth before turning back to Andy as he spoke. "That girl is going to turn your house upside down next year," She nudged him softly as she chuckled and shook her head. "Stop, she'll learn to reign it back a bit. She's just a little... straightforward. But, I know she'll make a perfect president. I mean, she's everything a president should be; smart, caring, popular, loyal, and her being one of the most gorgeous girls on campus doesn't hurt either." She joked before continuing. "And, if she goes to far, at least you'll be here." Seeing the gaggle of girls walking from the opposite direction, Poppy grabbed on the Andy's arm and pulled him out of the way before he ran into them. She let go of his arm before speaking. "Now Andrew, I don't know how many times I've told ya this. But, pay attention." She poked his forehead before laughing.

"I'm not in the seafood mood, so I'm going to see if I can grab a burger from the Betas. Now, we can get you something from their booth, or we can get something from mine, but either way, you're eating something." She sighed before she looked to the sky and groaned. "I told you, I'm fine. Now stop mothering me, that Ellie's job." She smirked as the walked towards the large crowd in front of the Alpha table. And all of a sudden, she looked back towards the Theta to see it busy but, not as busy as the Alphas or Zetas. People always told her she should stop comparing herself and her house to the others but, she couldn't help it. She was the President this year and if they don't make a record number of pledges like she planned, she was going to feel awful about it. And then there was the thought that maybe, the president from last year, Finn made a mistake leaving Theta Chi into the hands of Poppy and should have given it to Poppy's roommate and fellow senior, Emilia. She was popular and sweet, funny and beautiful and well, most of the things Poppy thought she, herself lacked in. Emmy had. No matter how many times people thought she was crazy, the doubt was always there. But, for the moment all those thoughts went away when she looked away from the Thetas' table and looked down Andrew intertwining his hand with hers.

She bit back a smile and tried her best to hide the blush forming on her face. And it didn't help that they were getting pushed closer and closer to one another from people bumping into them as they walked through the crowd. When they finally made it to the other side of the group, Poppy took a deep breath before breathing out. "God, I hate crowds." She stated before clearing her throat and looked back towards Andy who had stopped walking when he saw Emery. She offered him a smile as she just listened to Andy talk to him about their table. Poppy felt her phone vibrate in the pocket of her Theta jacket before raising an eyebrow. She put the fliers in her bag as she reached into her pocket to see a text from Naomi. She smiled as she opened it and text her right back.

To : Naomi

Count me and Ellie in! :)


Poppy sent the message before slipping her phone back in her pocket and grabbing the fliers back out of her bag. Right when she zipped her bag back up, she heard Andy's nickname for her and looked back towards her best friend and other close friend. "Little Miss Sunshine here needs to eat something, but I'll be over in a few to help out," She just smirked as he nudged her, before rolling her eyes and shaking her head. "Whatever, I don't need to eat anything. You're just making me." She corrected him. "But, I'm kind of in the mood for some seafood and then I'm going head back to the Thetas, okay? But, meet me after the fair because you're going to the beach with me and the Thetas before the jamboree." She poked him in the chest with a smile on her face as she looked up at him before letting go of his hand and walking towards the Kappa table where Arty was smiling over at the pair. Oh, here we go."






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She watched as Popdrew walked off with one another before turning towards Kellin who had started talking to her. "Thanks Giselle, I really don't get how you do all this hair stuff. I can dye it, wash it and brush it that's about it," She tilted her head with a cocky smile on her face before speaking. "What can I say. I'm gifted in more ways than one." Giselle lost her smile for a second as Amelia walked up to the table and crouched down next to Kellin but, the second she saw the Asian girl kiss the Theta she just smirked before seeing Paige come over. Late, of course. Giselle was the one that hated tardiness, not Poppy. The whole, be there by a certain time or else, was all her. Poppy was too free wheeling, hell she was on the verge of being a pushover and Ellie would be damned before letting anyone push her best friend, the girl who was pretty much her sister around.

"Pops is going to kill me if she finds out how late I was. But I totally slept in, I swear. How are things going?" Giselle scoffed as she shook her head softly before looking over to Paige aka Poppy's little 'prodigy'. Even though, Giselle knew no one would ever take her place in Poppy's heart, she hated that she was getting so damn close to Paige. Stating how she was already 'President material'. "Oh please, I set the time to be here. Not Pops and even if she did set it, she's as vicious and mean as a... I don't know, a poodle. She wouldn't do anything."

She turned her attention towards a group of girls who had just walked up. "Hello. What can I help you lovely ladies with?" She saw the leading one lose her smiling as she started to stutter. "Wa--Wait, this is the Theta Chi table, r-right? You're a Theta?" Giselle slowly nodded as she tried hard not to roll her eyes towards the group, she promised Poppy she would work on her bitchiness and do whatever it took to hide it away whenever she was around pledges. Right when she answer, she let one ear go into Kellin and Paige conversation only to hear that Paige was going to leave to go see her little boytoy/boyfriend/whatever the hell he was to her, Tony. She smirked like the Chesire Cat before answering the girls in front of her.

"Yea...? I'm a Theta." She turned her eyes towards the others in her group of five who all seemed pretty surprised. She was used to it, to be honest most people thought that because she looked like... well, a bitch that she was a--.. "I could have swore you were one of those Alphas over there!" Oh, there was the comment that automatically made Giselle stop caring about anything the blonde said until she walked away. She hated when people said that because to her, it seemed like they were calling her a manipulative, conniving, pampered bitch. Which, in all honesty she was but she didn't need people pointing that out especially people who had no idea what she was like. "Well, I'm not. So, do you have any questions about Theta Chi or were you just looking around?" The blonde and her little followers just shook the head as they started looking at the fliers about Theta. "Well, alright then. If you get any questions, let me know. Help yourself to anything on the table or in the cooler." The girls thanked her as she fixed the goods in the basket before removing a now empty on from the table and put it with the other five filled ones she put under the table to keep them out of the Miami sun.





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As Poppy walked over to the table, Marcus couldn't help but get a smirk on his face. She didn't even get the chance to defend herself on the whole, holding Andrew's hand before her friend asked about it. "Is Popdrew finally a thing?" Poppy rolled her eyes. "Popdrew is the best thing you guys could come up with? Really? And, we're just friends." Marcus looked at her blankly as she reached for a drink and tried to undo the cap. "What?" Marcus just shook his head as he grabbed the bottle and undid the tight top for her before handing back to her. "Maybe if you didn't have a weird name like Poppy. And, Friends don't go home to meet the parents."

"First off, my name is not that weird. And two, I didn't go home to meet his parents, we wanted to travel and I've never been to New York. Plus, it was the only place I could really afford to go right now." She shrugged as her close friend looked at her. "Poppy, you like him. He likes you, and he wasn't just holding your hand. Your hands were like intertwined with each others." He pointed out as he intertwined both of his hands to show how the pair looked when they were holding hands. "He just didn't want to lose a hold of me. Now, can you get me something to eat or do I have to go to the Betas?" Marcus rolled his eyes as he told one of the guys, Samuel to grill up some shrimp. "Thank you." Poppy said with a smug smile only to receive a napkin to the face from Marcus. "That, by the way is the cutest thing I have ever heard."

"Thank you...?" Poppy asked with a raised eyebrow as she sipped her Diet Coke. "No not the thank you, the whole 'He just didn't want to lose a hold of me.' That's what was cute. And, you know you liked holding his hand, face it." Marcus mused with a smirk only to finally get a true smile on Poppy's babydoll face. "See, there's the embarrassed smile I love seeing." She quickly lost it as she moved out of the way of the crowd and at the right end of the table to wait for her food. Poppy watched Marcus' hazel eyes go from her to Andrew to Emery all before going back to Poppy. Poppy hit his arm before mouthing the word 'stop', just in case Emery and Andrew thought that the pair were talking about the two of them. Which of course, they were but they didn't need to know that. If there were two people who loved to mess with Poppy about her 'more than just a crush' crush on Andy it was Marcus and Giselle. The two that, no matter what found out everything when it came to their sweet little Southern Belle. "Here you go, man." Samuel said as he looked towards Poppy and smiled before winking and going back to the grill. "And, here you are Sunshine. Grilled shrimp, just like you like it." Marcus said in his best Southern accent, trying to hide his somewhat, surfer sounding one. Poppy grabbed the plate as she smiled. "Thank you, my dear sir. And by the way, hon. Your accent? Needs a loottt of work." As she began to walk away from the Kappa table.

"Wow, that's a bullshit tip for a meal. Can't I get a hug or something." Marcus asked with a smirk as he stepped out from behind the table as Poppy turned back around and walked over to give him a hug. He squatted down a bit and pointed to his cheek. The blonde groaned in fake annoyance before kissing his cheek softly and nudging his arm to get out of his grip. "There, now stop complaining Marcus. And get back to work, youngin." Poppy said as she walked backwards still looking towards her friend. Marcus just chuckled as he looked at the people coming to their table, as if she wasn't even talking. But, there was a smartass smile on his face as he listened to her. Okay, Pops. Love you too." Marcus said as he looked towards her before turning back to the group to hand them their food. Out of the corner eye he saw Poppy looking towards Andrew before looking back at the ground and he couldn't help but shake his head and let out a short chuckle.

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Not long after talking to Marcus, Poppy returned to the Theta table to get a fit of who she really thought would be a good fit for Theta Chi. Before she knew it, they were out of everything; snacks, drinks, their papers. They were gone and Poppy couldn't be happier as she and the other Thetas start packing everything up as the fair started to whined down to a close. Poppy kept looking up towards Giselle who was just smirking at her. Poppy's eyes went left to rig ht before landing back on her best friend. "...What?" Giselle just shook her head as the taller girl grabbed the empty baskets, handing them to a junior, named Min-La or Minnie as she liked being called ever since joining Theta. "No, really Ellie. You never miss an opportunity to mess with someone, so what is it?"

Minnie kept close to the pair as she listened in and handed the baskets to a sophomore, named Anya who just hurried away to get them into he house. Giselle snapped towards Poppy and pointed to the now completely empty cooler. Poppy rolled her eyes as she grabbed one end and Giselle grabbed the others. "Okay darlins', just grab the posters and we're good to go. Now, I'm goin' to the beach before the jamboree, if ya'll wanna go just let me know. We can go in my truck." Poppy told the few remaining girls like Paige and Kellin and Minnie who were grabbing the last of their things. Ellie cleared her throat as she got her best friend's attention again. "Minnie said she saw you and your 'Candy Andy' holding hands when you walked away.... What's that about?" Poppy just sighed before looking at her friend. "You and Arty are one of the same. It meant nothing. Absolutely nothing, we just held hands so we wouldn't get lost in the crowd." Poppy said as she looked Ellie straight in these eyes so Giselle knew she wasn't lying. Giselle huffed as she rolled her eyes and let go of the cooler in order to open the door to the Theta Pi house. "Geez, thanks Elle." Ellie gave her a fake smile before hurrying up stairs to get ready for the beach. Poppy just smirked before shaking her head and heading to the backyard to leave the cooler there to dry out. She made her way back into the house as she smiled towards her sisters. "Alright, darlin'. If ya'll wanna go to the beach, we'll be leaving in thirty minutes." She told the group with a smile before scurrying up the stairs to get ready. She made her way to her and Giselle's room. She walked in not even thinking about the fact that Ellie was changing.

Poppy looked over at Ellie, who was looking through her thousands of swimsuits (probably gifts from her parents) to see which one drew her eye for the day. The Southern belle sighed before going over to her best friend and wrapping her arms around her. "You're not really mad at me, right? I mean, you know that I like him but, I can't force it to happen." Giselle turned towards her friend who had a raised eyebrow towards the French woman. "Yes, you can! Just say 'Hey, I love you. Now have my Southern babies--.."

"Oh, yea because I’m just that upfront. Besides, I think Andy might like an Alpha and as his best friend, I'm suppose to be there for him. And not get in the way of what he wants." Giselle stiffened a chuckle as Poppy stated how she thought Andrew liked an Alpha. That was a joke. Andrew was kind and smart, a guy who doesn't give damn about money and where people came from. Which was all the Alphas cared about. Besides, Ellie saw the way Andy looked at Poppy and the way they both blushed when she embarrassed them. But, if Poppy wanted to deny it then, so be it. It would happen soon enough, all Giselle could do is mess with the couple. Oh, sorry the 'pair'. ”Seriously, Ellie! It’s not funny.” Giselle just shook her head as she smiled apologetically at her friend. ”I’m not laughing at you Pops, but, just the idea of Andrew ever being with an Alpha makes me laugh. Besides, he likes more of the Savannah sunshine type girl." Poppy just groaned as she turned her back to her friend and walked to the other side of the room to her closet. "Oh, please. Moving on, next subject." Gigi groaned before sighing sharply. "Fine. What swimsuit are you wearing?"

"I was thinking my white one-piece--.."

"No! No one piece for you, besides didn't you tell before that you got a cute bikini in Manhattan." Giselle asked as she tossed her tight black one piece on her bed followed by a pair of shorts. Poppy shrugged before looking for the swimsuit Ellie was talking about. "I bought that for you. You know two pieces an't my thing. I'm so tall that they make me look lanky." Gigi rolled her eyes before walking over to her friend closet and tossing the swimsuit towards her friend. "You're not lanky and you're wearing it." Before Poppy could say anything Giselle started talking again. "I don't want to hear it. Didn't you say that you wanted the break out of your shell?" She raised an eyebrow just for Poppy to sigh and turn back towards her closet to grab out her Vineyard Vines shirt and a pair of running shorts. Since Poppy was planning to go in the water, unlike Giselle, she didn't bother spending a lot of time on her outfit or makeup. All she did was put her straight hair up in a high ponytail before getting dressed in her beach outfit with Giselle. When the pair were do, Poppy just looked at her best friend before sighing and grabbing her beach bag which was already filled with her stuff. Gigi could see the frown on Pop's face before she turned away so, the French woman walked over to her friend and slung an arm over her toned shoulder. "What's wrong now, Sunny?"

Poppy just shook her head as she looked up at Ellie. "Nothing, I just realized that I'm a much bigger DUFF than I thought." Poppy had said it like she was joking but, Gigi knew her better than that. Ever since they met, Poppy had this crazy idea that she was that 'ugly friend' that guys used to get to her. In Giselle's eyes there were both tens, the only thing that put Poppy over the top was her down to Earth personality and good girl persona that guys went crazy over. Giselle smacked the back of Poppy's head as the pair walked down the stairs of their house and into the front foyer. "Never say that again, you hear me? You are a complete babe and I can't wait to see Mr. Drexler's face when he sees you in this little number!" She exclaimed as she pulled up Poppy's shirt before having her hand swatted away by the Southern Bell who's face was redder than ever! And Giselle had to admit, she thought it was adorable. "Stop it, Ellie. I already don't feel like this is a good idea. What if people laugh at me or think I'm changing just to fit in?" Giselle just rolled her eyes. "No one's going to think that, my dear. Trust me. Now if you don't mind," She turned towards the rest of the house and whistled. "Five minutes left, ladies! If you need a ride I suggest you hurry up because madam president and I are leaving in exactly five minutes and there's only so much room in her Chevy 'Poppymobile'."

Poppy pulled her keys out with a peach keychain and pout as she opened the door. "It's a Ford, by the way." Giselle flipped the bird to her best friend as Poppy said it with a smirk before walking out the door and across the street to her baby, the love of her life; her teal 1966 Ford F100. She's had this car since she was sixteen and it was probably the one thing she would die without. Giselle, during the time Poppy had started her car, fixed the cushion in the back of her truck, and let her music blast, was busy looking at herself in the mirror as she fixed her hair and blew a kiss to herself. Theta or not, she still loved herself a bit too much.