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Poppy Montgomery

"Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you."

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

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{“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching. Love like you'll never be hurt. Sing like there's nobody listening,and live like it's heaven on earth.” ― William W. Purkey }
{The Next Ten Minutes : The Last 5 Years | Boom Clap : Charli XCX | Say Something : Pentatonix | Shake It Out : Florence and the Machine
Wings : Birdy | Stay The Night : Hayley William ft. Zedd | Beating Heart : Ellie Goulding {Main Theme Song} | I Love You : Woodkid
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|Full Name|
Poppy Savannah Montgomery

|Nickname|
Pop and Pops {Most common, most liked}, Soda-Pop {Lovingly, By family}, Angel : Sunny : My Angel {By her ex}, Vanna {Not very common}, Armstong {by coaches and teachers}, Little Miss.Sunshine and Little Miss. Perfect {Mockingly on campus}

|Birthday|
July 4th, 1993

|Age|
Twenty one {21} years old

|Sign|

Cancer

|Nationality//Ethnicity|
20% Swedish {Mother} | 30% German {Mother} | 50% Swedish {Father} |

|Hometown|
Beaufort, South Carolina {newborn-8}, Savannah, Georgia {8-18}, and Miami, Florida {18-present}

|Sexuality|
Heterosexual

|Major : Minor|
Musical Theater : Photojournalism

|Grade : House|
Senior : President of Theta Chi







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{“What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful.”― Scott Westerfeld, Uglies }





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|Height and Weight|


5'10 and 119 lbs.


|Build|


Petite, but tall


|Glasses or Contacts?|


Yes, she's almost as blind as a bat esp. at night and either has to wear her contacts or her black glasses


|Face Shape|


Heart


|Skin Tone|


Lightly tanned


|Hair Color | Hairstyle|


Naturally blonde and curly. She mostly keeps her hair curly or wavy depending on how it wants to be and rarely straightens it unless she really has to. Only because she thinks she looks fine with her curly hair. She loves keeping it in a braid, bun, ponytail, or loose and wild. In all honesty she loves her hair anyway it falls.


|Eye Color|


Light, almost clear blue with a green speck in her right eye


|Scars? Markings? Tattoos? Piercings?|


Poppy doesn't have any noticeable scars or markings except for one near her lips on the right side of her face from a trip and fall incident when she was like, seven... she was a clumsy kid. Hell, she still is clumsy. Asked for piercings, she only has her ears pierced like most girls and that's all she needs. Asked for tattoos, she does have three. Which surprises people. All of quotes she loves from her favorite author, John Green. The first one she got on her eighteenth birthday is on her right shoulder blade of the quote, 'I am a roller coaster that only goes up, my friend.'. Her second one is from the book, Paper Towns of the quote; 'Forever is composed of nows.', which she got when she was a sophomore at Fulton in her midback. And, her newest one on her left side of the quote; 'Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.' Some say she'll regret them, but to her they're not just quotes from books. To her, they're quotes that helped her get past to realization of having Parkinson's and she will hold those close forever.


|Physical Disabilities|


In stage two of Parkinson's disease. Meaning, she has tremors/shaking in both hands and all her fingers, stiffness in her muscles, she has impaired balance and her posture can be stooped but she hides it amazingly well, because in her family 'A lady never slumps.' She also no longer is able to swing her arms when running or walking (she didn't even notice until 6 months later.) and she is starting to blink less often, her cursive writing has changed a bit, and her accent slurs a bit but, not enough that most people notice. {Takes three different medicines; Levodopa, Zelapar, and Azilect}







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{”I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.” ― John Green, The Fault In Our Stars }







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|{Good personality traits?}|

✔ Kind hearted ✔ Intelligent ✔ Ambitious ✔ A Dreamer ✔ Compassionate ✔ Logical ✔ Reliable ✔ Leader and Independent ✔ Poised ✔ Optimism ✔ Resilient ✔ Determined ✔ Passionate ✔ Romantic

|{Bad Personality Traits?}|

✘ Naive ✘ Meek ✘ Pacifist ✘ Perfectionist ✘ A 'bit' of a Know-It-All ✘ Stubborn / Proud✘ Predictable ✘ Nosy ✘ Particular ✘Can't say no to most people ✘ Low self esteem ✘ Nervous and Jumpy ✘ Might be a bit too much of a romantic

|{Quirks//Habits//Oddities}|

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|{Greatest Joys In Life?}|

▪ Her family ▪ Being in Georgia ▪ Being on stage (singing, dancing, and acting) ▪ Taking amazing photographs and having people tell her that they're amazing ▪ Standing ovations ▪ Her sorority sisters and being around/with them ▪ The butterflies you get in your stomach when you're around that one special person ▪ Being in the ocean and the taste of the salt water ▪

|{Greatest fears?}|

▪ Dying without being able to move ▪ Not being able to do anything by herself and having to have everything done for her ▪ Having to leave Fulton for any reason ▪ Losing her sisters ▪ Never being able to travel ▪ Never having that 'picture perfect' romance ▪

|{Life Philosophy?}|

▪“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” ― Marilyn Monroe ▪


|{Personality?}|

A Dreamer,Idealist, and optimistic: Often to Always
Opinionated: Sometimes
Stubborn and Proud: Always
Quiet and Shy:Often
Friendly:Often to Always
Broken, afraid, and scared: Occasionally
Affectionate: Sometimes
Risk-Taking: Rarely
Cold: Often to Occasionally
Creative: Always
Passionate: Often to Always
Freethinking and Free: Always
Doubtful and insecure: Occasionally
Curious: Often
Flirtatious: Seldom
Freethinking: Always
Honest: Often
Loyal: Always
A Romantic: Always
Competitive: Often {Doesn't show it.}
Impulsive: Seldom
Meek: Often to Always
Determined and A Fighter: Often







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{“If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about.” ― Shannon L. Alder }







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|{Likes}|




▲ Singing and Dancing ▲ Her family ▲ Theta Chi ▲ Passion and Passionate people ▲ Romance ▲ Humming ▲ Being in front of an audience ▲ The South ▲ Other accents and doing her Swedish accent to mess with people ▲ Animals {mostly dogs and horses} ▲ Musicals {Her favorite is The Last Five Years} ▲ Her sorority sisters ▲ Travelling ▲ Ballet ▲ Cooking w/ her mother ▲ Romantic novels and movies ▲ Being President of Theta Chi ▲ Volleyball ▲ Winning {Even if she doesn't show it} ▲ Reading and writing ▲ Rush week and the rushers ▲ Tea and coffee ▲ Her pageant crowns ▲ Most of the other sororities and fraternities ▲ The Ocean and being in it ▲ Sunshine and sunny days ▲ Pink Lemonade







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{“I don't hate you.. I just don't like that you exist” ― Gena Showalter, Seduce the Darkness }







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|{Dislikes}|



▼ People messing with her sisters ▼Her medication ▼ People making fun of her accent or small slur ▼ Her parents being overbearing ▼ Being cornered about anything ▼ Confrontations ▼ Conformity ▼ Cigarettes and alcohol ▼ Cheaters, liars, and players ▼ Abuse ▼ Being told she's wrong ▼ Blood ▼ Being rejected ▼ Blurry pictures and having to delete pictures ▼ Not getting the part in musicals ▼ Her mocking little nicknames ▼ People touching her pageant crowns and messing with her about them ▼ The effects of her disease ▼ Loud parties and events ▼ Rednecks and being called a redneck or 'white trash' ▼ Stereotypes







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{“This thing about you that you think is your flaw - it's the reason I'm falling in love with you.”― Colleen Hoover, Slammed }







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|{Childhood/Family Life}|

Poppy loved her childhood, sure she wasn't spoiled but, it was good enough. Her parents were madly in love, she had siblings that looked up to her, and they sort of had that picture perfect middle class family. And, it only got better when they moved to Savannah... That it until her father got wandering hands and found himself in bed with another woman. And as much as it killed her mother to do so, she had to leave him. She, just like Poppy believe that a cheater never changes and Rosie didn't want to get hurt again if she found her husband with yet, another woman. So, even if they are separated with their own families and lives, them and their children are happy. Even if Poppy and her siblings haven't really forgiven his father in the past four years ever since he moved to Manhattan with his new girlfriend.
{James Montgomery ~ Father {43} : Daisy McDonald-Montgomery ~ Mother {41} : Rosie Montgomery ~ Twin Sister {21} : IrisMontgomery ~ Sister {19} : ConnerMontgomery ~ Brother {17} : WillowMontgomery ~ Sister {15} : GraceMontgomery ~ Sister {13} : BeauMontgomery ~ Brother {13} : SterlingMontgomery ~ Brother {4}}

|{Thoughts on Greek Life?}|

Her mother was a Theta, the president of Theta to be exact so, Pops loves being in a sorority especially when she feels like she making her mother proud. What she doesn't like is that the other houses mess with her and the Kappas. They're like her extended family and when someone messes with that... Well, she gets protective. She hates the feuding between all the houses and the fact that some of the houses don't talk to other people just because of the house they're in. In all honesty, she thinks its idiotic and she feels like her sisters should be able to talk to and be around who they please. They just need to be careful especially around those Alphas... and Sigmas...and Kappas... and Zetas.... and the Betas can be a pain in the ass as well.

|{Plans for after college?}|

To go onto Broadway and get in a production of the musical, The Last Five Years as the part of Cathy Hyatt. She then wants to travel the world, going everywhere she can while taking photos of everything and every culture she can. Since she's given about twenty-seven years before she reaches stage five of Parkinson's, she wants to live her life to the fullest and finish every single thing on her bucket list. Starting with doing the Camino de Santiago in Spain. All before settling down with an amazing man, her three kids (and a golden retriever) in the their nice South Carolina beachside home.







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{“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan }







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|Other|


❣Roleplayed by BleedingLover {Call me Jinny ^_^}❣


❣Her Singing Voice : Click here❣


❣Face Claim: Taylor Swift❣



So begins...

Poppy Montgomery's Story

Setting

Characters Present

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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Characters Present

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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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Elysia Hanta Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Karma Cohen Character Portrait: Miles Ganas Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Bennett Atkins Character Portrait: Jack Reynolds Character Portrait: Zoey Brady

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Naomi had to roll her eyes as Jack left because, as usual, he just had to have the last word. "Prick," she found herself grumbling as she found herself much too focused on the back of his head, but it was loud enough for Zoey to hear. A few of the other Zetas told her they were going back to the house to get other things and Naomi smiled them off, twirling a few curls in her fingers. She had just reached over to snatch up the half-eaten cookie Jack had placed back down on their table when her phone pinged at receiving a text. Tossing the soiled food away, she pulled her phone out and smirked at the text from Miles, rolling her eyes. "I'm beginning to think it's a Sigma thing, being late and all," she told Zoey just as two girls who were obviously freshmen came over.

"Hi, I'm Danielle. And that's Katy. You're from the radio, right?" The redhead said and her blonde friend waved, taking in the assortment of foods, which had actually warranted them getting an extra table. "Yep, NomiIzMe, but you can call me Naomi. I'm the president of the beautiful Zetas of Zeta Nu Delta." The girls beamed down at Naomi's warm smile, which was definitely brighter than the earlier reserved smirk of contempt she had reserved for Jack when they were in public. It was brighter and friendly, a mix of sweetness concealing devilish intent and a bit of the Zeta signature. 'Cool, my sister was a Zeta. Class of 2008." Danielle exclaimed and Naomi nodded with a brighter smile. "Then that already makes you an honorary little sister. Before you eat anything, you both have to do one Jell-O-shot and post a pic of yourselves with at least one Zeta on all of your social media sites." Naomi had purposefully chosen their entrees as items to party in. This wasn't a tea party, this was an Activities Fair. There would be something from every sorority and there was also a big party afterwards. She wasn't trying to be unfair and disallow the freshmen from experiencing the wholeness of their Rush Week. The two girls gave each other an excited look before each taking a shot, which Naomi was quick to replace, and downing it at the same time. The Zeta booth roared with excitement and to her surprise, Danielle had been the first to whip out her phone and posed somewhat over the booth with Naomi and her friend. Grinning, Naomi smooched the redhead's cheek, already liking her. "Don't forget to check out all the other booths. And don't forget about us for Saturday night." While there was a rivalry between all of the Greek organizations, Naomi made it a point for every freshman to check out all of the booths. Not because she was trying to win brownie points or a good Samaritan award, but because it was fair. A guy might find he likes partying just as much as every other Sigma, but felt more at home with people who were as studious him, like with the Kappas. Why should anyone force their sorority on someone without giving them a chance to look at all their options?

She still needed to work out the logistics with Miles, but she had plans for Saturday for both the Sigmas and the Zetas and it was to be off campus. No huge dinner party or spa date like the Alphas typically threw, or some guys' night like the Betas, but definitely something fun. She was in the middle of texting one of her girls when she heard a familiar voice. ”Want to kill me now or would you like to wait for after the fair?” Her smile was wide and toothy and Naomi rushed from her side of the booth to throw herself at the Sigma president, arms wrapped tightly around him despite seeing him just a few days ago and her feet leaving the ground for only a few seconds. She giggled a bit before pulling away, grinning up at Miles as she replied, "If I kill you, who else is gonna give me piggy back rides, love?" She added a wink for good measure before seeing her second favorite sorority booth being set up, and glanced back at Zoey and Miles. "Be right back."

On her way, she had glanced back over at Elysia to see the Alphas adding more tables to their side and had to smile, a giggle bursting past her lips. Elysia didn't really think this was a banquet, right? It was nearly 94 degrees outside, she had her girls out in blazers and ridiculously high heels, and they were set up like they were having a luncheon with the first lady of Fulton U? Who the hell did the Alpha president think she needed to impress? Obama? She shook her head and when she met Elysia's gaze, she offered the Alpha president a mock salute. For a second, she paused by the Betas tent before reaching over the booth and pulling a water bottle out of one of the coolers. A sophomore Beta was quick to complain, but she shot him a look before glancing at Phillips and Jack and said sweetly, "Thanks, boys. Hi, Benny," with the last part being directed at Bennett. Not sparing Jack another glance, Naomi waltzed over to the Theta booth, hips swaying in their naturally entrancing way as if on a rhythm that only she could feel. She glanced at her phone again when it alerted her to another text and hurried to send a quick response just as she reached the Thetas.

To: Karma
Np :D Ur perfect n ur gonna do fine. Just check out evry 1. They're gonna luv u

"Well, if it isn't my second favorite group of ladies," she exclaimed upon her arrival, making sure to smile especially brightly for Poppy. A fellow Junior, Lianne, gave her a mock look of contempt. Lianne and Naomi had connected freshman year and while they weren't besties, like with Poppy, the two were still extremely close and seemed to always joke with each other. Lianne had been perfect from day one; she was the current student body president, captain of the volleyball team Naomi played on, and a political science major with dreams of someday joining the UN. And with the same amount of sass that defined Naomi. "You're still a traitor." Naomi only preened. "And you still love me, traitor and all," she replied smartly and though the brunette rolled her eyes, she hugged the Zeta anyway and the others, particularly Giselle who also offered a wink, waved and greeted her. Finally, Naomi's gaze specifically on Poppy, whom she was quick to hug. "I couldn't go the day without hugging my favorite Theta, now could I?"

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Excitement wasn't exactly the first thing that struck Alexandri as he opened his eyes sometime around 11. To be perfectly honest he wasn't 100% sure what he was expecting from the day, the only thing he knew was that it would come with at least one awkward encounter. You'd be surprised by how quickly you could piss of an entire school, one wrong word or two around the wrong person and it was done. Now, Alexandri didn't care that much about the lecture that black bitch had given him yesterday, but the problem was that the nigger had been an important person around campus and allegedly had allot of power. Which meant she could probably influence the fraternity leaders, which again meant that Naomi possibly held the power to decide if Alexandri would even get accepted into one of the houses. So excitement was defiantly not the first thing he felt upon waking up. He would defiantly have to do something to help his situation a little through the day.

"dobroye utro, George" Alexandri greeted his roommate in Russian, who were already getting dressed for the fair "Why you stressing? the clock is only.." he had to cast a quick glance at his wrist watch to check the time. "...11. You planning on being on getting there early?" Alexandri finished with a yawn before stretching a little bit and walking over to his closet to throw one the cleanest clothes he could find. Behind him George made a small laugh before replying "Yeah, and to be quite honest, you should really take this more seriously. The rumors going around about you aren't exactly nice" for some weird reason George didn't seem to care about Alexandri' view on black people. "True that, comrade" the tone Alexandri replied with was something between sarcasm and nonchalance. George apparently gave up on convincing Alexandri to hurry up and with a sigh and a quick "See you at the fair" he was out of the room and heading out of the building. Alexandri had to laugh a little as he grabbed a black AC/DC T-shirt from his closet and quickly took it on. A red and black shirt and a pair of simple jeans finished today's outfit. None of the clothes were expensive, but they looked good on Alexandri, well, in his eyes they did.

About an hour later Alexandri was all done with everything that had to be done in order to make him look as fantastic as possible. More than 40 of those 60 minutes had been spent creating a damn near perfect sandwich. With his stomach full and his mood the best it could be under these circumstances Alexandri made his way down towards the Activities Fair.

The smoke in his mouth filling his lungs with precious nicotine was hardly enough to calm him down when he saw Naomi standing with a rather attractive blonde in front of some stand. It wasn't many people that could get Alexandri in a bad mood faster than that damn nigger and he stood by every single word that had left his mouth yesterday, but unfortunately he had to make some kind of apology to her, no matter how much he hated it. The entire time it took for Alexandri to walk over to the area where the fair was held had been spent on trying to figure out a better solution. But the fact was that currently Naomi was the victim in everyone's eyes and with any luck he could either use the fake apology to convince people that it had been an honest mistake, or he could use it to make him seem like the victim. Not that he had any idea how he would manage the latter. With a sigh he breathed in another deep drag of poisonous smoke before heading over to the nigger and her friend.

Walking up to the pair Alexandri raised his hands with palm out towards them to show he came in peace. He just hoped that the smile he put on seemed as honest he tried to make it. "Naomi right?" Alexandri asked the black chick who was obviously far from happy to see him "I wanted to apologize for yesterday" he had to take another drag of the smoke before he could continue this lie. Alexandri absolutely hated to apologize, especially when he didn't have anything to apologize for. "It was wrong of me to judge you on the color of your skin and I am truly sorry for that" you couldn't grow up with an ex-KGB officer without knowing how to lie, so Alexandri knew that his little apology sounded completely true, he just really hoped he convinced enough people that she couldn't refuse his apology without ending up looking like the bad guy. "I'm not gonna ask you to forgive me. Just wanted you to know that I feel bad for it" He made sure to twist his head to the side so when he blew out the smoke he had in his lungs none of it hit neither of the two girls. Alexandri had a feeling that blowing the smoke directly at them would do the opposite of help the situation. He was vaguely aware of the people watching them, and Alexandri had a feeling that his 'heart-full' apology had convinced at least a few of them. With any luck people would start to think that he had only acted the way he had to look cool infront of his mates. Not that it was his actual believes.

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Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Alexandri Evans Character Portrait: Emery Ravens Character Portrait: Grace Drexler Character Portrait: Marcus Vanderbilt Character Portrait: Andrew Drexler

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Andrew was already awake when he Emery used the intercom to wake everyone up. He was always a heavy sleeper but since he went to bed at a fairly early hour the previous night, he had no problem waking up at seven this morning. In an effort to get back into his school-year routine, he started his day off with a freshly brewed cup of black coffee and stopped by the campus cafe for a chocolate chip muffin. Upon his return to the Kappa house, he took a brisk cold shower and dressed in a simple navy polo, khaki shorts and Sperry boat shoes. Although he wasn't into dressing flashy for such a casual event, he also didn't want to look like he was ready to head to the beach. The Kappa Alpha house may not have been as image-obsessed as the Beta fraternity, but they had pride in the way they presented themselves too.

When it was time to start setting up their booth, Andrew chose to help carry the drink coolers. His parents had sponsored the beverages, which even he was surprised about. The relationship he had with them was nearly nonexistent. When he returned home from school breaks, he was essentially ignored by the pair and just as he was during the school year, by his sister Grace as well. This summer had been slightly different though, since his parents were nearly convinced that Poppy was his girlfriend, which meant that he had finally "gotten past his gay phase" and was going to settle down with a pretty, smart girl. He didn't bother correcting them, because he honestly appreciated being treated decently for once. Plus, his parents spent most of the summer travelling so he didn't even bump into them at their Hamptons summer home more than a couple of times over the two months. They had already given him the money for the Activities Fair event by the time that Grace informed them that Poppy was nothing more than a friend to him, and their relationship fell back to being rocky at best.

As students began to populate the courtyard, Andrew assumed that it was probably nearing 11:30. Emery headed off to check out the neighboring stations so Andrew took a seat in front of their table and greeted any passerby's. He was enjoying getting to know some of the freshman but was also anxious to reunite with some friends too. After finishing a conversation with a freshman, he stood up and nodded to Marcus, the Kappa standing closest to him. "I'm going to go check everything out. Be back in a little," he explained before heading off. Their booth was situated next to the Alpha's. Although he hadn't had a chance to talk to Elysia since returning to Fulton, he saw conversing with Emery and Emerson and just gave a passing wave as he headed past them. He continued past the Beta booth and then stopped in front of the Theta Chi section. He caught a glimpse of his sister hurrying past him, but as if they were strangers, neither acknowledged the other. It still brought a knot to his stomach but he was used to the way they interacted by now. He didn't expect anything more from her.

When he stepped closer to the Theta booth, he found Poppy chatting with Naomi and a boy who he assumed to be a freshman. "Good morning, sunshine," he smiled at Poppy as he stepped past Naomi and the boy and towards Poppy. He greeted Lianne and Giselle before turning back to Poppy and nudging her shoulder. "Who's the boy?" he quietly inquired. Although he had missed whatever Alexandri had said to Naomi, he could tell that something was going on between the two. Why would he be standing a Theta booth without good reason, anyway?

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Poppy was looking towards the Kappa table, wondering why Arty and Andy weren't there yet. Both of them always woke up early, so she was just wondering why they weren't there. But, if you would have asked Gigi, she would tell you she was more worried about her little boyfriend than Arty. Giselle still hasn't let up on wanting to know every detail of her trip to New York with Andy. But, Poppy just kept saying later, later, later. As if she was waiting for a good time. But, they shared a room so there had to be more to it... Right?

Before Poppy knew it, someone had come up to her and hug her by surprise. She squealed softly out of shock only to hear the voice of her close friend, Naomi. "I couldn't go the day without hugging my favorite Theta, now could I?"

"Oh please, she's everyone's favorite Theta." Giselle said in her all too common smartass voice as Poppy stuck out her tongue and hugged Nomi back before softly giving her a peck on the cheek. " I am definitely not everyone's favorite Theta and if I was, don't be jealous. It's not a cute look on you, Ellie." Poppy said in sarcasm just as Gigi flipped her the bird and turned her eyes to a guy walking up to the table. "Naomi, right? I just wanted to apologize for yesterday.." Poppy quickly ruffled her eyebrows together as she let out a small pout, turning towards Gigi who had a smirk on her face. Great, just what Gigi needed. More gossip and 'juice' as she called it. Poppy listened to his apology and in all honesty, she kind of felt like it was...somewhat sincere. But, Gigi knew better. It took a bullshitter to know a bullshitter and this guy, whoever he was was giving a complete bullshit apology because he probably felt like he had to. Yea, Giselle knew the guy this guy was playing all too well.

Both Giselle and Poppy's eyes switched directly to Naomi to see exactly what she would say to him. But, while Giselle's attention stayed on the two, Poppy's attention went directly to someone else. Andrew Drexler, he was easily her best friend. He's was sweet and smart, accepting and compassionate. And while people liked to say opposites attract, Andy and Poppy were that ones who proved that to be invalid. They were one of the same; at least in Poppy's eyes and they turned out to be as close as two people could be. Not to mention, she may have had one of the biggest crushes on him. And while she knew it was cliche and completely unrealistic... A girl could dream, couldn't she? She only snapped out of it when he greeted her and smiled at her. "Good morning, sunshine," She smiled back at him as he called her by her nickname, that only he really called her by as he moved past Naomi and the mystery guy and towards her. Giselle's grin grew slowly as Andrew moved closer to Poppy. If anyone knew about Andy and Poppy, it was Giselle. Poppy told her everything about everything and her crushes/romantic fantasies and aspirations were no different. Poppy smiled brightly towards him.[color=00C5CD]"Morning, Andy."[/color]

"Well hi, Andrew. Nice to see you too." Giselle said just before he turned towards her and the other Theta, Lianne. Only to turn his attention back to the blonde beauty right next to him.Giselle got up from her seat and sat on the table just so she could see over Andrew or at least Poppy, just in case Naomi did something interested or Andy and Poppy finally did something... Like hold hands, at least. But, no. They still wanted to live in denial. Which was fine; For now but, before Poppy graduated, Giselle was going to make Popdrew (Poppy and Andrew) a thing.

"Who's the boy?" Poppy shrugged softly as she went on her tiptoes to whisper in his ear and laid her hands on his shoulder. She didn't even realize that she was shaking more than usual, which meant either it was getting worse or she didn't take her medicine. Either way, Andy was going to think something was wrong and ask her about it. "I have no idea, I think something happened between him and Nomi." She told him before moving back towards the ground and laying her head on his shoulder as she looked back towards Naomi and the guy, not even having to look behind her to know what Gigi was smirking at the sight of the two while keeping one ear on the conversation that had started before Andrew walked up.

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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: Zoey Brady Character Portrait: Andrew Drexler Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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Naomi laughed fully at Gigi's quick response while Poppy made more of a retort towards her best friend. Naomi had loved their chemistry the second she had met the two and it always served to entertain her. She loved best friends like that - relationships like that. It was a shame Poppy was graduating this year while Gigi stayed, but the two of them would no doubt keep in touch after Poppy walked across the stage. "You guys are so..." Naomi didn't finish as two familiar faces flashed in her peripheral, one a bit closer than the other and already reaching the Theta table. Well, well. If it isn't my little "friend" from orientation. Miss me?" Sebastian Collins asked and Naomi grinned a bit, casting her eyes fully in his direction.

"Of course, love." She could still see him approaching and focused her attention and energy on Sebastian, at least until she could get the kid on the path of exploring the other booths. "Well, if someone would check his school email, he'd know that it's the Activities Fair. Go be productive and check out the booths. There's free food and all you have to do is hear everyone give you crappy information for two minutes." That thing was definitely behind Sebastian now and Naomi, tense already, cast the boy a weary look. And she was serious about calling Alexandri those terms because he didn't deserve to be acknowledged by his name and most of all, he didn't deserve to be anywhere near any of the Greek organizations. He wasn't good enough to be a Beta or a Kappa, and the Sigmas would chew him alive. He never needed to even consider looking at a fabulous Alpha or an intelligent Theta, and he damn sure didn't need to look at her beautiful Zetas. He needed to take the nearest flight back to Russia with his racist, bigoted, narcissistic, rude, insufferable -

Naomi didn't react much when he asked about her name. She simply stared blankly, willing him to get this on with so she could either curse his name to the lowest levels of hell or punch him like her cousin Sonny taught her back in the fifth grade when she was getting bullied, and her Nana had warned that if she came home with one more ripped uniform, the next thing that was going to be ripped was Naomi. Not only was his presence rancid, but the putrid scent of his cigarette floated to her nose, sending a wave of bile to her throat and disgust to her stomach, which she was beginning to think was more because she was in the bastard's presence, but what was she going to say? "I wanted to apologize for yesterday. It was wrong of me to judge you for the color of your skin and I am truly sorry. I'm not gonna ask for you to forgive me. Just wanted you to know that I feel bad for it."

Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit! That was the mantra going on in Naomi's head as she allowed his words to sink in, allowed them to ice over, but not heal the wound she had in her heart where her respect for him as an individual should have been, and she hummed monotonously. Because at the end of the day, those words don't come out, out of nowhere. No, they symbolized deep feelings of hatred and his apology was nothing more than the apology so many black people heard by the late eighties by white individuals they might have been in high school with who realized that if they didn't stop their racist ways, they could be excluded from opportunities that their white privilege would have already afforded him. And Naomi was in her right mind to tell him about himself, and yet...

Why bother? The anger fumed beneath the stony disposition she offered Alexandri, rankling in such a way that she could feel it deep in her bones. She was the youngest and first minority president of a Greek organization at Fulton University, known for being a predominantly white institute. She was in the top 5% of her class and top 10% of the entire school in terms of grade point averages. She was well-liked and she was the mature one in this situation, not this child - and yes, she was going to call him a child despite probably only being a year and some months older than him. The point of the matter is that she would be justified in simply calling him out, in not believing him and turning the little shit away. However, as her Nana and Poppy had taught her, forgiveness was bigger than hatred and her being as hateful as he had been would do no one any good. Besides, she wanted the freshmen to have fun - not him specifically, but all the precious babies - and her blowing up yet again wasn't going to do anything other than sour some people's moods. And she couldn't be the reason why no one came to the Zeta booth.

"Fine," she said with a flippant wave, tone as light as she could make it despite the edge she could feel clawing at her throat. "Pretend it never happened and let bygones be bygones." She didn't want to see Alexandri now and had half the mind to text Miles and Emery to not let them come even remotely near their tables. But she didn't. Naomi gestured to the other booths before saying, "You should go check out the other booths like all the other freshmen. It'll be fun and I'm sure one of them have free booze." That part came out because suddenly, Naomi was in a place where liquor needed to be her best friend or someone needed to play some music she liked. Feeling done with Alexandri, she dismissed him by turning her full attention to her girls, eyes falling more on Giselle for a moment than Poppy. Because she knew. She knew that between the two Thetas, Giselle knew - knew that Alexandri was a full-blown liar and Naomi was two seconds from giving him a shiner if he didn't get the hell away from or, or she didn't go back to her tent. Naomi hadn't even known that Andrew was there and nodded in his direction. Smiling tightly, she decided to bid everyone goodbye, "Alright, loves. Zetas have a lot of snacks if you want anything. I should go back before anyone decides to set out that cheesecake in this heat. See you at the jamboree tonight and you better wear something cute, Poppy." She gave the blonde a pointed look before moving back in the direction of her own booth, unscrewing the top to her bottle and taking a sip of the cool contents within, allowing them to chill the heat of her anger before she got back to her girls.

To her pleasure, Amelia was finally there and Naomi was quick to hug her little Zeta sister, surprising herself by needing affection - of all things - at the moment but not pulling away until the sophomore hugged her back. "Please tell me you've got some dance for us to perform because I've got music and a lot of excess energy to burn off right now." She and Amelia had danced to many times in their dorm to not have something up their sleeves, but Naomi was leaving it in the sophomore's hands to lead. Because if she really wanted to burn this excess energy, she'd either go punch Alexandri or snatch Jack up and fuck him in some unknown location. And another part of her was pretty sure she could do the former first and then still do the second, but that was bad and she wasn't trying to seem suspicious today. She also glanced over at Zoey, "And I was wrong. There needs to be alcohol. Tell me you've found some."

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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: Andrew Drexler Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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Naomi's "let bygones be bygones" was enough for Andrew to know that she wasn't friends with the freshman standing before her, but she wasn't completely irate, so he still wasn't sure of their relationship. He simply shrugged it off though, when he felt a shaky hand on his shoulder. With a raised eyebrow, he made eye contact with Poppy and then glanced down at her hand. "What's with that?" he asked with concern. Over the summer, he was able to keep track of Poppy and her medication daily since she spent most of the time with him, but now that they were back in separate houses, he had to worry about it more. Giselle was living with her and she was probably just as on top of Poppy about it as he was, but Poppy always proved to be too stubborn for her own good.

"Sit down, take your medication, and I'll go get us some lunch," he essentially ordered, although his tone was more gentle than he wanted it to be. No matter how much Poppy worried him, he could never be angry with her. She was too adorable for that. "What do you two want? These cupcakes aren't going to hold you over all day" he looked between her and Giselle and then towards the assortment of baked goods lining their table. Gigi was definitely more spunky than Poppy and always seemed to be more willing to hint at the impending romance between he and Poppy than either of them were, but he still got a kick out of her. Plus, it was always interesting to have a girl around who came somewhere close to his tall stature. "Emery has seafood on our grills, I think the Betas have barbecue food, I spotted that amazing spinach artichoke dip on Naomi's table and the Alphas have a lot of... fancy things..." He was hoping that the pair would choose one of the first three options, since he wasn't particularly interested in bumping into Grace so early today, but as most people close to them knew, if Poppy wanted something, Andrew would get it no matter what.

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Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Alexandri Evans Character Portrait: Kellin D'amato Character Portrait: Andrew Drexler Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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The girls listened to Nomi and the freshmen conversation as no one had come to the table in a while. When Naomi turned around Giselle just looked at her with a small smirk and a shake of her head. [color=#]"Alright, loves. Zetas have a lot of snacks if you want anything. I should go back before anyone decides to set out that cheesecake in this heat.[/color] Poppy just nodded as she kept her head on Andrew's shoulder while Giselle looked over at the Zeta table before speaking. "Alright, thanks for stopping by the peasants." She smirked before winking.

See you at the jamboree tonight and you better wear something cute, Poppy." Poppy just opened her mouth before chuckling. She thought she wore cute things, sure they weren't tight or short, but hey, that's how she was raised. To be modest and classy at all times. Before she could object or anything, Ellie had already spoken up. "Don't worry, darling. She'll be the belle of the ball... or jamboree.

"I don't think that metaphor works in this situation." Poppy said while shaking her head. Giselle just rolled her eyes and tossed a crumbled up napkin towards Poppy before continuing. "Whatever. But, I'm picking out her outfit tonight. So, you know she'll be looking amazing." Giselle said as she winked towards the Zeta with a smirk. Poppy had no idea why she allowed Giselle to pick out her outfit. She guessed it was because Giselle was the sexy, attractive one in their friendship and since Poppy was trying to seem a little more like her, she thought that best way to start was to dress somewhat like her. But, to be honest she had no idea what to expect which somewhat worried her. Giselle cleared her throat as Poppy raised an eyebrow. Ellie eyes moved from the girl to Andy and back to Poppy. That was something else, Giselle was making her take a 'date' or sorts and since Andy was Poppy's best friend, it wasn't a difficult choice.

"Oh, Andy about the jamboree. I was wonderin' if you wanted to," She stopped talking when he looked her in the eyes before looking down at her hand what was rested on his shoulder. [color=]"What's wrong?"[/color] She asked as moved her hand and realized how much it was shaking. "What's with that?" She sighed as she looked back up at her best friend. "Andy, it's not that big of a deal. I just--.."

"Sit down, take your medication, and I'll go get us some lunch," Giselle stiffened a laugh at the sound of Andy trying to command Poppy to do something. Even when he was trying to tell her to do something, he was too crazy about her to really be mad her or actually command her to do it. It sounded more like a request. And it was adorable. "Andy, stop. I'm fine." Poppy assured him as she looked at him. "What do you two want? These cupcakes aren't going to hold you over all day." Poppy looked at Giselle for backup, but all she did was shrug. Giselle took her side on anything, but this was the one thing she actually had to agree with Andy on. Poppy was too stubborn about taking her medicine, even if she wouldn't admit it. But, if there was anyone who could make her take it, it was Andrew.

"Pops, up to you. What do you wanna eat?" Giselle asked her best friend who still had an annoyed look on her face. Poppy just took a seat next to Ellie, who handed her her bag from off the top of the cooler. Poppy sighed sharply as she reached in her bag as Andy spoke. "Emery has seafood on our grills, I think the Betas have barbecue food, I spotted that amazing spinach artichoke dip on Naomi's table and the Alphas have a lot of... fancy things..." Poppy chuckled as she shook her head. "I really don't want any--.." Giselle stuck a hand to stop her friend from talking as she looked up at the Kappa. "Just get your girlfriend here, something you'd think she'll like. Because obviously she's not going to say what she actually wants." At the sound of the word 'girlfriend', Poppy could feel her cheeks getting red as she looked over at Ellie. Giselle couldn't help it, if there was anyone who thought the two were meant for one another it was Giselle, and the little comments and sly smirks only got more common when she found out that Poppy went home with Andy over the summer. She wouldn't leave either of them alone about it.

Thank God, Kellin came to the table when she did because in all honest, Poppy had no idea what to say after that. "Hey guys! I have had the most insane morning so far- well not insane but busy- no dysfunctional," Poppy sighed in relief as she turned her attention from Andrew to the sophomore that just joined them. "No worries, they hasn't been a lot of people anyway." Giselle just rolled her eyes as she looked at Poppy before turning towards Kellin in her seat. "My god, what happened to you?"

"Ellie!" Poppy said as she lightly hit Giselle's toned arm. "What? It's a question. Here, if you're going to wear a bun at least let me fix it for you." The French woman said as she got up from her seat and got behind Kellin to redo her bun. No, Theta was to look like a mess on Giselle's watch. She undid the messy bun and let the younger girl's lock flow down before looking up at Poppy, who was putting the handful of pills in her mouth before washing it down with her water bottle before looking over towards Andrew with a smirk. "Pops, Kellin and I have the booth covered if you want to go with Andrew." She said with a wink before turning back to Kellin to finish off her not, somewhat slick bun. Or as clean and nice it could be with her hair being half straight and half not. But, Giselle knew how to give the illusion that it was completely straight and nice. "I mean, don't you think the president of Theta should stay at the--.."

"No. You're coming back in like, five minutes besides you need to go sign up for your clubs again this year. Might as well do it now before it gets super busy." She said as she shook her head before looking down towards Kellin. [color=#]"There, now you look good."[/color] Giselle said as she moved to the front and sat down on the table as she kept her eyes on Poppy. "Fine, you're right." Poppy admitted as she grabbed a few posters for Theta Chi. "But, I'm still going to get some people over here, so get ready for a flood of people." Ellie just rolled her eyes with a smirk as she shooed both Andrew and Poppy away from the table.

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Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Karma Cohen Character Portrait: Miles Ganas Character Portrait: Amelia Park Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Bennett Atkins Character Portrait: Daniel Beake Character Portrait: Sierra Lewis Character Portrait: Kyle Jagger Character Portrait: Emery Ravens Character Portrait: Jack Reynolds Character Portrait: Zoey Brady Character Portrait: Sam Shepherd Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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Naomi grinned back at Zoey, shaking her head with amusement. While anyone else would have been upset since the Jell-O-shots were supposed to be minor-friendly for the sake of the school, leave it to Zoey to just say, "fuck it." And Naomi, despite how moral or how much of a good girl she could be, just loved being bad and could only be grateful. "Have I told you much I love you lately?" She exclaimed, waving to a few freshmen from orientation week. Her eyes fell on Karma and Kyle, who weren't that far away and Naomi quirked an eyebrow. She glanced from Karma to Kyle, and then back to Karma again with a questioning smirk. She even almost missed Zoey's questions with her curiosity, but glanced back to her best friend once it clicked in her head.

"Actually, that sounds like a great idea. We have an hour before the jamboree and no one's doing anything. I'll put it in a mass text," she said and pulled out her phone before considering. As much as she knew that some of her friends hung out with people she didn't really talk to, why not invite everyone she liked? Everyone could chill out and if they didn't like each other, they could always just not show up. It wasn't going to kill her. Besides, it was hot and she wanted the col water of the ocean on her skin. Not to mention to wear the new bikini she had bought with her mother's new boytoy's money. "Emery? Hmm...I think he was at the Alpha table, not really sure." The placement this year definitely put certain houses by people they normally wouldn't be associated with. Maybe it was the school's new way of creating relationships, she surmised while typing out her message, hoping she didn't forget anyone.

To: Bennett, Sam, Miles, Sierra, Amy, Poppy, Giselle, Daniel, Emery
Idk what y'all plan 2 do, but Zetas r hittin up da beach b4 da jamboree. Any1's invited.

Biting her lower lip softly, Naomi glanced over at the Beta table before shaking her head. She really needed to stop doing this. She was making herself obvious the more she looked in his direction. However, she also couldn't help it and decided to interact with people as a distraction, but not before sending one more text.

To: Jack
Didn't think I'd invite ur guys 2 da beach w/out u. Didn't want u 2 be lonely, Reynolds. Don't ever say I didn't do anything 4 u

Her first target was Karma, who hadn't drifted off yet and who Naomi was more than happy to greet. Side-stepping a few people who were in line for either Beta or Zeta foods, Naomi made her way to the blonde, smiling widely. "Hey, gorgeous. You look great!" She exclaimed and nodded to Kyle with the smile still present. "Hey, Kyle." Naomi turned back to Karma then. "See any booths you liked yet? Ooh, and what are you both doing after this? The Zetas and a few other people are hitting up the beach before the jamboree." She stated, including Kyle in the end. After all, who the hell didn't like the beach?

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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: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Emery Ravens Character Portrait: Andrew Drexler Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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Poppy and Giselle's relationship always entertained Andrew. He got a kick out of how intuitive Giselle could be to Poppy's needs and how she was the only one out of the three who wanted to admit that there was more to his relationship with Poppy than just "best friends". Being used to it didn't stop him from taking on a slight blush too, when the brunette referred to Poppy as his girlfriend though. Her ability to call people out and embarrass them seemed to rival Alpha level, not the typical innocent and harmless image that Theta's typically got. Even though it was often directed at his situation with Poppy, he appreciated her wit.

"That girl is going to turn your house upside down next year," he joked once he and Poppy had left the Theta booth. His eyes lingered on her face for a few seconds, before being quickly redirected when he almost bumped right into a group of freshman girls walking away from the Alpha booth with decadent looking deserts in hand. If Elysia's table was anything like it had been last year, Andrew was sure she was going to have the same over the top cake she had displayed the year before. He had managed to snag a slice from one of the senior Kappa's who was friends with the Alpha president and even now, a year later, he still couldn't forget how delicious the cake had been. His sweet tooth wanted him to check out the table for himself but knowing Grace was there was enough for him to want to steer clear. He didn't need to deal with awkward and unnecessary tension this early in the day, and besides, the Alpha booth was her home turf. It didn't seem necessary to go looking for trouble, even if he did want to see Elysia anyway.

"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." Again, he did his best to sound serious, but it was hard with such a beautiful girl standing next to him. As they approached a larger crowd in front of the Alpha booth, he instinctively took her hand in his so they couldn't be separated while moving through the mass of people. When Emery appeared on the other side of the group, he didn't think enough to let go of her hand as his thoughts shifted to the Kappa booth. "Hey man, things should be good back at the booth. Arty's got the whole Kappa spiel down pat and the others were grilling and handing out fliers when I left." The Kappa table was only a few feet away now, and luckily, everything did look to be pretty calm. "Little Miss Sunshine here needs to eat something, but I'll be over in a few to help out," he offered, playfully nudging Pop, although he knew that there was no dire need for him over there. The Kappa guys were always responsible and diligent when it came to events like this and Andrew was sure that even the sophomores alone could handle the day. However, Andrew was interested in meeting the freshman potentials too. He would be spending the next two years with whoever decide to pledge Alpha, afterall.

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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: 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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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: Thatcher Nieuwveld Character Portrait: Bennett Atkins Character Portrait: Daniel Beake Character Portrait: Sierra Lewis Character Portrait: Kyle Jagger Character Portrait: Jack Reynolds Character Portrait: Zoey Brady Character Portrait: Sam Shepherd Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson Character Portrait: Dori Knight

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By three in the afternoon, a few of the non-Greek organizations had begun cleaning up their areas and dispersing and when twenty minutes passed, so had some of the Zetas. They were still in the process of moving things since the fair had drawn to a close and the setting up for the jamboree would be commencing soon. Naomi had sent off Kyle, Bennett, and Karma after a few more minutes, not really thinking about inviting Kyle to their beach excursion - not out of not wanting him there, but because it had slipped her mind until he had already disappeared into the crowd. Besides, Miles would tell him, right? Before they began cleaning up their own section, Naomi had run across a new girl near the Zeta booth who had been talking to Zoey. Once Karma had confirmed that she needed a ride and Naomi had agreed to be such, she had returned to her girls and seen the rusher checking out snacks and talking to other members. When one of the Zetas saw Naomi, they pointed her out to the new girl, whose name she had been told was Dori. "Hey, well, I'm Naomi. We'll probably start heading out soon, but you should come to the beach. A few friends and such are gonna be there, and who knows? You might just fall in love with us." She had said, ending on a wink before waving the girl off and making plans.

While Naomi had gotten Ever, Rebecca, and Angel and a few other notable Zetas who weren't going to the beach to assist more with the cleaning up, she still found herself helping out - not because no one was following her orders, but because she didn't want to put everything on them. She had just returned a few of the tables given by the Student Government Association when she decided to send out another mass text, including Thatcher who she hadn't seen at the fair at the time.

To: Daniel, Zoey, Karma, Bennet, Miles, Zoey, Amelia, Sierra, Sam, Poppy, Giselle, Thatcher
Headed back 2 my house 2 get changed. Any1 who needs a ride, c u in 30 mins. Otherwise, c evry1 at the beach :D

Sliding her phone away and waving off Lianne, Naomi headed in the direction of the Zeta house. She was immediately swamped with girls running in and out of their living space; some because they were going to be late for classes or work, and others simply because they had plans for the rest of the afternoon. Laughing at one of the girls who practically squealed upon seeing her boyfriend and practically pouncing on him, Naomi closed the door behind herself and jogged upstairs to get to her room. Luckily for her, being a senior and a president had its perks, which included a slightly larger room, which was a single. She definitely appreciated that, she realized, as the silence there was enough to remind her that she did, in fact, have plans. Running her hands over her face lightly, she decided to take a quick shower. It was a thing of hers; she could never change in to one outfit without at least taking a quick dip in the shower unless she was getting ready for bed. Once out, she applied a sunblock on her smooth skin with the same warm, sweet and nutty fragrance she was known for. Afterwards, Naomi rifled through her selection of swimwear before deciding upon one of the newer ones. She hadn't actually meant it when she told Jack that she had been planning on wearing a new bikini; she just needed something to say to get back at him. However, she liked the strappy zebra-print bikini her mom had picked out in her attempts at winning the "Mother of the Year" award. "Yeah, right," she muttered to no one in particular at the thought before finishing up.

Once she was officially ready dressed and her bag was full with her towel, wallet, and a few books and magazines to read, Naomi slid on some sunglasses and was applying some rose oil lip balm as she descended back down the stairs. The house was only a bit quieter with the sound of pitter-pattering from various rooms and the hallways. With about ten minutes to spare, Naomi traipsed into the kitchen to make herself a smoothie, which consisted of strawberries, bananas, vanilla yogurt, and blueberries. Once it had gotten to a smooth consistency (she hated ice in smoothies), she poured the thick liquid into a travel cup with an attachable lid and straw. She took a sip just to taste it and while sucking that down leisurely, walked out of the house, ready to hang out at the beach. Naomi walked across the street to her 2014 Tahoe, climbing in and cranking on the radio while she waited for people.

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Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Alexandri Evans Character Portrait: Austin Lein Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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"Pretend it never happened and let bygones be bygones" Alexandri had to let out a small sigh of relief. Of course Naomi's body language didn't exactly tell him that she believed him at all, neither did the sort of smug look on the extremely tall girl standing next to him, but nonetheless Alexandri was pleased by how things had gone. ""You should go check out the other booths like all the other freshmen. It'll be fun and I'm sure one of them have free booze." That comment made him laugh a little. Something in Naomi's tone told him that the last part probably was more meant for herself and he couldn't help made an ironic comment followed by a little wink. "Little early for a drink don't you think?"

As none of the ladies seemed interested in continuing talking to him, Alexandri said a quick goodbye to the ladies just as Austin walked over to him. [color=#ff2400"]"Dobroye utro, Austin"[/color] He greeted her with a smile before leading her away from the two blondes. "Yeah, we are supposed to check out organizations and stuff. Especially the Greek houses with those ridiculous names" He said with a little laugh. Why the housed had such complicated names was really beyond his comprehension. They could easily have done with just a third of the Greek alphabet they used. Well well, not really anything he could do with that. Then he heard a 'pling' from his phone. "Two seconds" Alexandri said as he pulled his rather ancient HTC out of his pocket only to discover a message from his uncle ordering him down to one of the projects Evans construction was currently doing. If he had the time of course. "Sorry, I got to go. Try to enjoy the booths okay? See you at the jamboree later. Do do svidaniya" With that he spun around on his heals and headed towards the parking lot where his not-quite-so-beautiful BMW 3-series was standing.

20 minutes later Alexandri was down at the office so his uncle could tell him what the emergency was. And 30 minutes later Alexandri was down at the beach-line in the iconic cargopants-ish pants any type of construction workers use, helping one of the polish carpenters building a terrace for some rich fuck who couldn't do it himself.

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Character Portrait: Naomi Malone-Bell Character Portrait: Karma Cohen Character Portrait: Miles Ganas Character Portrait: Amelia Park Character Portrait: Poppy Montgomery Character Portrait: Thatcher Nieuwveld Character Portrait: Bennett Atkins Character Portrait: Daniel Beake Character Portrait: Zoey Brady Character Portrait: Kellin D'amato Character Portrait: Sam Shepherd Character Portrait: Giselle Elingston-Donaldson

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While the top portion of Naomi's body was kept in the vehicle, the rest of her leggy form was on full display, her long legs hanging out the driver's side door comfortably. It was when her phone buzzed that she pulled herself completely in the vehicle. crawling to an upright position to fully type out a response to Amelia.

To: Amy
Idk about both, we'll see

It wasn't that she was trying to exclude either Kellin or Kyle. Once Amelia, Bennet, and Karma arrived, she would have only one seat left unless someone wanted to sit in her trunk. Granted, it was spacious enough, at least for a female body and Naomi herself used to love sitting back there when she was in someone else's car because she could take a nap. However, unless someone wanted that or opted to lap up, there was no way all of them were fitting in the car unless everyone wanted to be squeezed in. She didn't have to wait long for her fellow Zeta because Amy was soon walking over and in retaliation to the girl's stuck out tongue, Naomi made a goofy face, which consisted of her tongue sticking out on the side and her eyes going to the sides. "Hello, my love." She said and smiled at Amy's sign of affection. At the compliment, Naomi swiped at the curly strands she left from the updo dramatically while exclaiming, "I try!"

Naomi giggled a beat afterwards as Amelia climbed into the passenger seat and pulled her own legs upwards, her lithe form allowing for her feet to rest on the seat and tucked firmly towards her plopped bum. Considering the fact that she wasn't known for sitting in certain positions for too long, her actions and show of her flexibility weren't uncommon. She peered down at her phone and answered Amelia distractedly, "Um, go ahead. These people need to hurry up. There's a wave calling my name." The last part was directed more to herself, or to the folks she was waiting for and as she swiped over the screen of her phone with her thumb, Naomi also reached over to the cup holder for her smoothie to sip on it. Luckily, it didn't take long for Bennet to text her just a few seconds before Kellin appeared. Smiling back at the blue-haired beauty, Naomi sent out several messages.

To: Karma
Hurry! Ur seat might get taken ;p

To: Bennet
Then u better hurry up

To: Zoey
Got a full car. Ride with Tori and the others, or Miles and Sam. Srry, love.

To: Daniele, Giselle, Poppy, Miles, Sam, Thatcher
Heading out soon. If I don't c u at the beach, c u later. Too hot 2 b waiting around

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

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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.