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Jesse Kent

"Don't ask what others can do for you, ask what you can do for others."

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a character in “Saving Reality”, as played by NikkiEnvy

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Jesse Kent

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Basic Info
Name: Jesse Kent
Age: 20
Gender: male
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Likes
[*] food
[*] helping others
[*] peace
[*] cracking jokes
[*] kindness

Dislikes
[*] awkwardness
[*] people without a sense of humor
[*] selfishness
[*] sadness
[*] drama

Dreams
[*] Jesse dreams of saving reality from destruction. Not only does this include what Maya Virtuele has done to society, but it also includes ridding the world of poverty, hunger, war, and depression.
[*] Jesse also dreams of finding his perfect soulmate and building a life with her. He knows that she'll be funny, selfless, loving, and beautiful inside and out.

Fears
[*] Jesse's biggest fear is losing someone close to him, possibly because it has happened to him before, and it took away a big part of his life.
[*] On top of this, he fears losing control of himself and his sense of humor. If depression were to ever hit him, if he could no longer laugh and smile, he'd probably take his own life.

Personality
Jesse is selfless, point-blank. He feels as if his purpose in life is to cut the tension and provide comic relief. He'll crack a joke, do something funny, or sing a song when needed. People often love him for making them feel better. However, he is as serious as a person can get when a situation calls for seriousness. He can work well and think fast under pressure. He also knows when silence is necessary and will turn off his humor for the time being. Otherwise, he just can't stand to see someone suffering. He is afraid that if someone starts crying, he will start crying as well, and no one has ever seen Jesse Kent cry. To make sure it stays that way, he will distract himself and the struggling person with humor. It's just the way he functions, it's the way he has been, ever since his little sister passed away.

History
As many lives are, Jesse's life was difficult growing up. His father was abusive towards him and his little sister, and especially towards his poor mother. Finally when Jesse was sixteen, after years of abuse, his father just walked out of their lives. The problem was that he was the major breadwinner in the family. When he left, he took his money with him and found all sorts of ways around paying child support. Jesse's mother picked up as many jobs as she could get, but couldn't keep many of them as they were only temporary, part-time jobs. The Kent family was suddenly hit with poverty. Of course, Jesse didn't hesitate to throw himself into the work force. His beloved little sister Allie, being only five years old at the time, obviously couldn't do much for their situation...besides, she was beginning to get extremely sick.

Allie's fever continued to spike multiple times. Jesse and his mother weren't even sure what she was being plagued with, as they couldn't afford to see the doctor. Nor did they have much time to take care of her with all the jobs they had to work. At night Jesse would go to Allie's room and hold her, praying for her health to improve. She would feel hot and sweaty, and it scared him immensely. Finally a night came when Jesse entered Allie's room to find that she wasn't breathing, her heart failing to beat. He picked her up, but she felt cold this time. She was dead.

The experience of losing Allie scarred Jesse for the rest of his life. She had been undeserving of her fate. Poverty had done this to her. He needed to block out this depression he was feeling. He needed to help his mother cope. He needed to stay strong. So instead of crying, he laughed. He made his mother laugh. He would go out to the streets, spot a homeless person, and strike up a conversation to make them laugh. It was his calling, to make people feel better. He wanted everyone to stop hurting, because he suddenly understood them all. He understood their pain. And he wanted it to end. Instead of blaming someone, instead of hating the world for his sister's death, Jesse decided once and for all that he was going to change the world for the better. Somehow. He'd end poverty, he'd end hate and war and hunger. He didn't know how, but one small step makes a huge difference. Eventually his mother landed a good job, and Jesse was able to quit his. He enthusiastically started doing volunteer work in and around his community. This was about when Maya Virtuele really started to take off.

Jesse heard about the invention multiple times, it seemed like everyone was into Maya Virtuele. He rarely paid much attention, he was far too busy with volunteer work. But as more and more people became addicted to this virtual reality world, including his own mother, Jesse began to see the real world crumble. It really was an addiction. He had to wonder just how selfish people really were to be spending all of their time in a fake realm instead of doing something worthwhile in the real world. It was ridiculous to him. Jesse vowed never to set foot in the virtual reality that everyone else was addicted to, because obviously the physical world needed people like him to save it. He would save it, he decided. In the name of Allie Kent.

OOC
How often do you get online?: Multiple times a day, I will let you know in advance if something comes up where I won't be able to get on for a period of time.
How often can we expect you to be able to post?: Again, multiple times a day.
Password: Virtual Reality

So begins...

Jesse Kent's Story

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Character Portrait: Jesse Kent Character Portrait: Sailor Westfall Character Portrait: Serenity Winters Character Portrait: Avery Harding Character Portrait: Gavin Youngblood Character Portrait: Wesley "Wes" MacKnight Character Portrait: Noah Rosenthal Character Portrait: Johnny Abington

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The red stilettos made a distinct click-clack noise against the hardwood floor of the hallway. “Where are they…” she muttered to herself, while turning around to walk the way she had just come. Dr. Leblanc was prone to pacing when she got nervous. And anyone knew better than to disturb her when she was in one of these moods. Not that there were many people left to bother her anymore anyway. Today was a very big day, and she was extremely nervous. She had no idea what was going to happen over the next few days, but the world hung in the balance. Humanity hung in the balance. Pretty much everyone else in the station thought she was absolutely nuts. That was fine with her.

Dr. Leblanc had done her research. She had found ten young minds and bodies who all had something to hate about Maya Virtuele. She hoped it would be enough to help them end the virtual world for good. Not that it should be extremely hard to do so. All they would have to do was find Dr. Holloway. And her boss was extremely smart, and would know that when the kids explained how reality was falling apart, he’d make the decision to shut down Maya Virtuele. He was truly a good person, and never intended that his invention would completely make the world fall apart.

If anything the fact that his invention was so successful was just a testament to how brilliant his mind was. He had made the virtual world so beautiful and alluring, that people didn’t want to leave. But it was time for it to be stopped. Her thoughts were interrupted by the sound of footsteps approaching from down the hallway. Her head pricked up, instantly on alert. This had to be them. The ten she had personally asked to save the world. A big responsibility, but they were her only hope. And then her saviors rounded the corner, in a straight line, escorted by four of her trusted assistants. They lined up in front of her, some looking confident, others looking nervous. She knew each of their faces by heart. Noah Rosenthal, Sailor Westfall, Jesse Kent, Avery Harding, Wesley MacKnight, Ainsley Brooks, Johnny Abington, Chloe Ferguson, Gavin Youngblood, and Serenity Winters. She felt tears come to her eyes at the sight of them all, but held them back.

“Welcome everyone, and thank you so much for coming,” she began, smiling. “You all know what is at stake here, so I’m not even going to mention that. Please, if you could all follow me, we’ll get this started.” She turned and walked the opposite way the kids had come, hearing the shuffling of their footsteps behind her. She led them through a few turns before arriving at a set of double doors. She had arranged this room just for the ten of them. She swept the doors open and gestured for each of them to have a seat in one of the white chairs.

The room was completely white, looking almost sterile, but had soft carpet, and pops of color from art on the wall and decorations around the room, making it look slightly more homey. The chairs looked like slim recliners, and were very plush. There were complex mechanisms hooked up to each one. Each of the ten took a seat, and she turned to face them all. “Your job is to find Dr. Holloway, and convince him to shut Maya Virtuele down. I really don’t think you should have many troubles. He is a good man, and in no way would want to destroy the world.”

She took a breath before she continued. “However, just in case you run into trouble, I have been working on a surprise for you all. Everyone else is ruled by Dr. Holloway, and has to follow his guidelines. Basically they are no different than themselves in reality. However, you will not have the same problem. Your abilities will be seemingly limitless. Anything you can imagine, you can achieve.” Dr. Leblanc was proud of herself for writing this code, and had been working on it for weeks. She had never been inside Maya Virtuele, and didn’t know what to expect. While everyone spoke of it as paradise, she didn’t know what would be waiting for the ten individuals in front of her. She wanted to give them every advantage she could.

“There are of course limits to these abilities. You won’t be able to change your physical form, you will look exactly as you are now. You also won’t be able to change anything in your surroundings, or the land. After all, you are still in Dr. Holloway’s world, and his imagination.” She had begun pacing again, becoming extremely nervous for the ten lives in front of her. The time was close. “I will be monitoring everything from here. I can track your progress and communicate with you. However, you will not be able to communicate back. I will only be able to see where you are heading, not what you are saying.” She walked over to a desk, picking up a tiny, round device. “Each of you will have one of these devices in your ears. This is how you will hear from me. And should you get separated, you can also communicate with each other.”

She placed the device back down, and walked back by the door. She pressed an intercom button, and spoke into the speaker. “It is time.” Within seconds, the doors opened and ten of her assistants entered the room, and each took a spot next to a chair. She nodded, and they instantly began working. The recliners began to recline, lying each of the ten back into a comfortable position. She kept talking as her assistants worked. “While you are away in the virtual world, you will be fed and get liquids through an IV. It’s the only way we can keep you alive.” She looked towards the ten chairs. “Hopefully you aren’t afraid of needles…” she said quietly, more to herself. She then began pacing and talking once more. “You will be deposited on the shores of Annafaire Ocean. There should be adequate transportation there for you, as well as a map of Maya Virtuele. Dr. Holloway is located directly in the center of Maya Virtuele, which should be accessible from a trip across the ocean.”

The assistants backed off, meaning the ten were ready to enter Maya Virtuele. Slight bands had been placed around their foreheads, with a set of glasses that dropped down to cover their eyes. “If you ever get scared, just know that I will be there with you throughout the entire journey. And I will do everything in my power to make sure you succeed.” She walked over to a panel, and took one last look at the saviors of Earth. “Now sit back, take deep breaths, and relax.” She pressed a button, and they were gone. “I hope to see you again very soon…” Dr. Leblanc stood watching them for a few minutes, then left through the doors to head into an adjacent room, where she could monitor their every move.

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Jesse's mind slowly but surely came back to him as he lay with his eyes closed. What did he have to do today? Well, surely the animal shelter could use some help...he opened his eyes, suddenly realizing that he didn't know where he was. The sun was shining bright on his face, and he was laying in what felt like warm, gritty sand. He could hear the waves crashing directly to his left. A beach?

The memories started to flood his brain. Beach...Maya Virtuele...he was here. The team had arrived. Jesse gingerly sat up and cautiously came to a stand, looking around to get his bearings. He didn't really trust anyone who had anything to do with Maya Virtuele quite yet, and he couldn't be totally sure what they had done to him. It could have been anything. Drugs, poison, or the like. Hopefully that Dr. Leblanc lady had just transmitted his mind into the virtual world, like she said she was going to. But he decided that he couldn't be too careful either way.

After all, Maya Virtuele was the reason that the real world was broken.

But Jesse would do the best he could to contribute to this team as he had promised. He would help them find Dr. Westfall and convince the man to shut this place down. He was even prepared to take on a leadership role if he had to. The others probably wouldn't let him, it looked like he was one of the youngest within the group. He glanced around at the nine people he'd be going on this journey with. Some of them were awake and wandering around, some of them were still unconscious. No matter, Jesse wanted to be fully aware of his current surroundings before they got a move on.

In the meantime he brushed the sand out of his hair and off of his clothes, feeling a material unfamiliar to him. Jesse had expected his usual black tee shirt and blue jeans, but instead he looked down to find a gray jumpsuit and black boots. He tested out the attire by walking around a bit, deciding it was comfortable enough. Not bad, not bad. He wondered if they'd get any other cool gear.

Jesse wandered towards a couple of the others with a smile. Positivity had to be the answer in this situation, as it was in any volunteer work. Smiles and laughter were infectious, and so was negativity.

He heard the pretty brunette girl introduce herself as Sailor Westfall to a second pretty girl. "Jesse Kent," he jumped in. "Cool name, Sailor. You know, that was actually my uncle's name. Though ironically he sucked at maneuvering a boat."

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Character Portrait: Jesse Kent Character Portrait: Sailor Westfall Character Portrait: Serenity Winters Character Portrait: Avery Harding Character Portrait: Gavin Youngblood Character Portrait: Wesley "Wes" MacKnight Character Portrait: Noah Rosenthal Character Portrait: Johnny Abington Character Portrait: Chloe Joelle Fergusonrguson Character Portrait: Ainsley Marie Brooks

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Wes tapped his foot impatiently, observing as the others woke up and started to introduce themselves. Was this their group? He was hardly impressed. Now, he liked the women, mind you. But to save humanity, they didn't look the part. He could only hope they had hidden talents that their looks didn't betray. Wes clapped loudly, attempting to get everyone's attention.

"Alright, alright." Wes said loudly, not bothering to wait to see who was paying attention. "We can become friends later. I think we need a game plan; we are, after all, trying to save the world. Why don't we start off with introductions? I don't know any of your names."

He continued in his gruff voice, "I'm Wes MacKnight."

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Character Portrait: Jesse Kent Character Portrait: Sailor Westfall Character Portrait: Noah Rosenthal Character Portrait: Chloe Joelle Fergusonrguson Character Portrait: Ainsley Marie Brooks

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Ainsley Brooks

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Introductions were never much of Ainsley's thing, and why should they be...especially now! Frowning at the scene before her, she failed to suppress her disdain. She was wet, covered in sand, and she was not happy. Placing her hands on her hips, she looked around impatiently. AS her usual conceited self, she couldn't fathom why anyone hand't called to her or at least noticed her. I guess these boys preferred rumpled types, she thought bitterly only guy even worth my time is Mr. rude.... oh....hello...

Noticing a blonde leaned up against some rocks, Ainsley fought back a grin. To say she despised being ignored was an understatement, and with a flip of her hair and an apparent need for attention, she glided over; sending a once over to the group as she past.

Whatever, she thought as she finally made her way to Mr. Tall, blonde, and sexy guess it's your gain buddy. .

Smiling brightly, she attempted to subtlety poked out her chest, as if screaming NOTICE THEM.

"Ainsley Brooks," She whispered in a way she sound seductive, once again flipping her hair. Hearing a snicker behind her, she sent a glare to a hideous red head. ", and you are?" she asked once again giving the blonde her attention.


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Sparing a sideways glance at the surprisingly perky man who seemed to have an apparent indecisiveness about what his name was, Chloe fought back the urge to correct his rambling. "Johnny is just fine." she said with a small smile in her voice. He seemed harmless enough, maybe a little rambunctious, but nothing a person could possibly dislike.

Looking up, she met eyes with Sailor, along with the man who she had overheard introduce himself as Jesse. They seemed to be heading towards where the rest stood, and just as CJ open her moth to call out to them a gruff voice overlapped hers; " "We can become friends later. I think we need a game plan; we are, after all, trying to save the world. Why don't we start off with introductions? I don't know any of your names."

Spinning around, CJ raised her brow in annoyance. Not one to like taking the orders, she gave Wes a once over before holding her head high "You," she said staring him eye one, "can call me Chloe." Taking in his stand-offish posture and obvious bad boy demeanor, Chloe fought to roll her eyes. She probably would have said more, if not for the life-size barbie that trotted by.

Following her overly confident stride with her eyes, Chloe fought back a groan. Bad boy and a bimbo...well at least Wes had his priorities straight. Watching as the barbie leaned in close to a member of their group, who until now Chloe had failed to notice, and whisper to him, she couldn't help the snicker that escaped her lips.

Meeting eyes with barbie, who turned to glare heatedly at her, Chloe shrugged with a silent what? look in her face. it wasn't her fault barbie couldn't see he obviously wasn't interested.

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Character Portrait: Jesse Kent Character Portrait: Sailor Westfall Character Portrait: Serenity Winters Character Portrait: Avery Harding Character Portrait: Gavin Youngblood Character Portrait: Wesley "Wes" MacKnight Character Portrait: Noah Rosenthal Character Portrait: Johnny Abington Character Portrait: Chloe Joelle Fergusonrguson Character Portrait: Ainsley Marie Brooks

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Avery hadn’t budged, even though she began to hear the voices of others. As weird as it may seem, she was more frightened of having to interact with her nine other ‘teammates’ than anything else she’d have to do in Maya Virtuele. She had a feeling she would do something wrong, and then all nine of them would want nothing to do with her anymore. She would once again be alone, even though she was amongst a group. It was the story of her life. And especially since Brody left her, she had lost any confidence he had given her.

A girl named Sailor came up beside her and introduced herself, however a guy named Jesse approached her and they began having a conversation amongst themselves, and Avery was once again temporarily forgotten. She half-listened to their conversation, hearing why they both wanted to save the world and whatnot. It was all great, but she was completely focused on the mission. She had no doubt she would get to know the nine of them over their journey together.

Dr. Leblanc had specifically said there would be transportation waiting for them when they arrived. They were on a secluded beach surrounded on three sides by jagged rocks. There was only one way transportation could come, and it was the way she was staring, towards the ocean. Yet she saw nothing except water. She was confused, honestly. Her thoughts were momentarily broken up by a red head coming up beside her and lightly nudging her. ”Chloe, Chloe Ferguson…CJ actually,” she said, almost proudly.

Once again, Avery was going to respond when someone else beat her to it. Johnny, he said, or a bunch of other random nicknames. He seemed quirky as well, but in a likeable, funny way. Not in a quiet way, like her. She sighed softly, turning back towards the ocean. Everyone seemed to want to talk with everybody else… except her. She pushed the thoughts out of her head. She had to stop feeling sorry for herself. It wasn’t going to help.

A loud noise startled her, and she jumped with surprise. ”Alright, alright, we can become friends later. I think we need a game plan we are, after all, trying to save the world. Why don’t we start off with introductions? I don’t know any of your names.” He paused, and she turned to look over her shoulder. He spoke again, ”I’m Wes MacKnight.” She paused for a second, watching him. He seemed like the bad boy type, and he was strong, and extremely handsome. There was something about him that just drew her to him. He was totally different than her, seemingly the complete opposite. Yet she turned away, knowing there was no way he would ever be interested in her. And there was still Brody.

Everyone’s attention was focused on each other, so they didn’t see what Avery saw. On the horizon, a small dot appeared. She leaned forward and squinted, making sure she wasn’t daydreaming. But it was getting larger. Her breath caught in her throat. “There!” she exclaimed loudly, pointing her finger towards the growing object. It was obviously some kind of ship, and it was most certainly heading straight for them. In all her excitement, she didn’t even realize she had spoken. Once she did, her cheeks reddened with embarrassment. That most certainly wasn’t like her.

The ship got larger, and it looked to be some kind of high-end yacht, which surprised her. And it looked big. That thing had to cost more than both of her parent’s salaries combined. It stopped a ways off from shore, the white hull gleaming in the sun. She watched with great interest, noticing there seemed to be movement from the ship, and then something small entered the water and began speeding toward them. It was coming relatively fast, and she backed up out of the water and moved to the side to give it room. Shortly, it reached the shore and stopped. It was a simple, small wooden life boat, probably just big enough for the ten of them. She walked towards it slowly, examining it from one end to the other. “Well, that’s just odd…” she commented, noticing there was no motor, and nobody piloting it. She turned towards the others, and gave them a simple shrug of the shoulders. This was truly a mystery.

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Jesse Kent Character Portrait: Sailor Westfall Character Portrait: Avery Harding Character Portrait: Wesley "Wes" MacKnight Character Portrait: Johnny Abington Character Portrait: Chloe Joelle Fergusonrguson

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The group was finally coming together for introductions. So far Jesse knew the names of Sailor, CJ, Johnny, and the guy who had seemingly decided to take charge, Wes. It didn't really bother him, as it perhaps did CJ, she seemed annoyed by his authoritative tone. She was probably the independent type who didn't like being told what to do. But if they didn't have some control within the group, they probably wouldn't get much coordinated.

However, Jesse had yet to learn the names of the others as the quiet blonde girl called out “There!” and pointed out towards the ocean. Jesse's gaze followed where she pointed and he saw the large white yacht. Was this what they'd be transported in? He had never been on such an expensive boat. His family never had and never would have the money for that. But his hopes sunk when the yacht stopped quite a ways from the beach, and sent out an empty, little wooden boat instead. How strange.

Jesse watched the blonde examine it when it reached the shore. “Well, that’s just odd…” she said quietly, speaking what he had been thinking himself. Everyone could probably fit in the boat, but they'd have to row it. And they'd have to be extremely careful not to let it topple over. In these waves? Come on.

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Character Portrait: Jesse Kent Character Portrait: Sailor Westfall Character Portrait: Serenity Winters Character Portrait: Avery Harding Character Portrait: Gavin Youngblood Character Portrait: Wesley "Wes" MacKnight Character Portrait: Noah Rosenthal Character Portrait: Johnny Abington Character Portrait: Chloe Joelle Fergusonrguson Character Portrait: Ainsley Marie Brooks

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Noah just watched as the others began to wake. One by one, they began to introduce themselves, and he just stayed to the side. He noticed one other guy seemed to do the same thing and just watch instead of communicate with the others. He saw Gavin wake up, as well as a brunette next to him, and the two began to talk. It seemed the two knew each other. Of course, Gavin could have met many new girls over the past few years, but it seemed strange that both of them had ended up here, saving humanity together.

He took his eyes off Gavin and the brunette and decided to study the rest of the group. He was within earshot, so he heard all their names. Their was Sailor, a thin brunette who seemed to be tougher than she looked. Jesse, a guy that seemed genuinely too nice. CJ, a girl with sass and spunk. Johnny, an interesting guy that he had no idea what to make of. There was still the girl who hadn't spoken in white, absentmindedly staring at the ocean. He wondered if something was wrong with her. And then there was Wes, who seemed to be attempting to be a tough guy, and the apparent self proclaimed leader. Noah didn't move, even though Wes was trying to herd everyone together.

Noah's eyes darted back to Gavin and the brunette again. Something just seemed off to him, but he couldn't place it. Suddenly, his vision was blocked off by a blonde, the last of the group to wake up. He looked her up and down, noticing she was attempting to look as pleasing as possible. He was a guy, so he took full advantage of it. "Ainsley Brooks, and you are?" she asked, and he gave her a little grin. He quickly wondered why she was trying so hard to get attention. She wasn't bad looking at all. Actually, she was one of the most attractive girls he had ever laid eyes on. Except Serenity. He was about to respond to Ainsley when it all clicked in his mind.

Instantly, he pushed past Ainsley and walked straight over to Gavin, and the brunette. Who was Serenity. He stopped in front of them, and focused on her. She had brown hair, but it was most definitely her. He took a step back, not knowing what to think. She had avoided him for so long, it seemed like a dream. For a moment he wondered if thinking about her so much had magically made her appear in Maya Virtuele. Yet that wasn't possible. This may be a virtual world, but it wasn't magical. "Serenity?!" he asked in disbelief. She looked good, almost better than she had when they were together. The brown hair suited her, although he still preferred the platinum blonde.

His disbelief turned into anger quickly. He had tried so hard to find her, had even gone to Gavin's place. He had lied to Noah. She had been with her step brother all along. He wanted to scream at her, to ask why she had put so much effort into avoiding him. He loved her so much, and had wanted to spend his life with her. He was going to propose. He balled his fists, squeezing so hard that his nails dug into his skin. This was unbelievable. Words escaped him.

Noah stormed away from them, not knowing what else to do. He wanted out now, but knew it was impossible. He barely heard the exclamations of the until then silent girl, as well as the yacht appearing on the horizon. Serenity was here. It was as if the entire world was crashing down on him. He was lost. Then he looked up, and saw Ainsley still standing where he had left her. An idea came to him. If she had any feelings left for him at all, he would make her hurt as well. Ainsley was the perfect vessel to use to make Serenity extremely jealous.

He approached her, putting his suave mask back on. "Sorry about that," he said, grinning at her. "Ainsley you said?" he asked, reaching forward and running his fingers through her hair. "I'm Noah."