somebody to love

somebody to love

0 INK

1x1 between partially-stars and The Writer's Voice

310 readers have visited somebody to love since partially-stars created it.

Introduction

private rp between the writer's voice and partially-stars



ImageImagenew york city. the place that so many flock to in the hopes that their hopes and dreams will come true. be that those who go in search of love, of fame, of success in their chosen field, in pursuit of a dream... the city can wear them down after a while, but still the newest dreamers come, with their hopes and hearts on their sleeves, hoping that they will succeed above all else.

of course, it isn't just a city of dreamers. some chose to live there because it was the only place they could find work. some grew up there and never left. some fall somewhere between, those who long and who dream but know that the city isn't some magical place where dreams come true, despite what the movies attempt to convey.

but our heroes of the story tell themselves that they will be different, that the city will not wear them down. but it might not be the city that wears them down but their own hearts and emotions.



Toggle Rules

The GM of this roleplay hasn't created any rules! You can do whatever you like!

The Story So Far... Write a Post » as written by 2 authors

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

V I V I A NxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxD R A K E
Image
β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€
xxxxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
xxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
It was always dark when Vivian left for her dance practice in the mornings. She tried not to be too loud, leaving Ray snoring in her bed as she tip-toed over to her en-suite. Dousing herself in a cold shower was the only way Viv could wake up this early every day, even though she felt like she was freezing to death every morning. She still wasn’t used to the New York weather after a couple of years in the big city, thanks to a life in the Mississippi heat. She always trusted the hot coffee that would be in her hand in a few minutes to heat her up, as well as comfy layers so she could walk over to the dance company.

After shivering her way into her leotard, a pair of sweatpants, and a baggy sweatshirt, she silently moved from her room into the communal space for her and Georgie. The opportunity to move into a nice two bedroom apartment for such a good price was something Viv wasn’t able to resist, even if it meant she and Ray weren’t living together anymore. He still managed to sleep over most nights like he did last night, but most days she saw him when she was working at the restaurant and it was usually just her and Georgie at the apartment. Being alone with her roommate was nerve wracking at first, considering Georgie was one of the most beautiful women she ever met. But, they clicked instantly and Viv enjoys it more when it’s just the two of them rather than having Ray around, which was definitely something she needed to figure out but had pushed away for the time being.

Once her coffee was brewed and ready to go in her travel mug, she left a note telling Georgie and Ray when it was brewed and wishing them both a good day. She’d be wrapped up in warm ups and practice for long enough that it’d be well into the day before she could make it back home. Today was different than most days because she and Georgie had decided to throw a party tonight. Viv’s team had just done really well at a competition and they’d decided to celebrate. Of course, their dance instructor would be unaware of the full details, as they weren’t supposed to drink during competition season, but Viv and her team liked to have as much fun as possible.

Dance practice was a blur, and it was obvious that the party later was on her mind. Though when her instructor asked what had her all distracted, she blamed in on a poor night's rest rather than the upcoming party. She would rather be lectured for having a fictitious poor sleep schedule than being a bad influence on the rest of her team. In reality, it was her teammate Jessica's idea to have a party, considering most of them placed first in their divisions, but Viv's apartment was the only place that would really allow for a party fit for dancers and their friends.

She made sure that Georgie was cool with it, and told her that she could invite anyone she wanted to celebrate with them. Ray invited all the restaurant staff without asking, which wasn't surprising to Viv; Ray had always been the type to act without asking, or thinking, ever since they met in high school. It was one of the biggest things they fought over. She wasn't going to let him ruin the party for her, especially when he was already trying to make her feel guilty for not spending time with him while she was focused on the past competition. It was like dating a child, but he was the only thing she had from home. And they had their good moments, there was a reason they started dating in the first place. Reasons that seemed insufficient now that she'd met Georgie.

She shook the thought from her head as quickly as she had thought it. It was becoming more frequent, the thoughts of her roommate. As she walked home from the company to take lunch, she hoped that Georgie was working from home today so they could chat before the party. She knew Ray was already at the restaurant, as he had to deal with the brunch-goers wanting bottomless mimosas, so it would just be the two of them. Viv went inside of their apartment, shrugging off her coat and beanie and started walking over to the kitchen. "Hey Georgie, you here?" Viv called out, noticing her roommate's door ajar but unable to find the blonde.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

georgie roberts
Image
Image
Image
outfit | #ff7f00



The joy of working from home most days was that, theoretically, Georgie could sleep in. But she usually had so much to do that she didn't indulge in that luxury, and that morning was no better. In theory,she was supposed to be working from home that day, but she was needed for a meeting and had to film in the office at some point this week. It was easier to go in today, get everything done, and hopefully be home by lunchtime instead of dragging it out over a few days.

She dragged herself out of bed and showered, taking the few blissful minutes in the shower to properly wake up. Getting properly dressed up for the day still felt odd, she usually preferred to spend the morning in a t-shirt and leggings and film in the afternoons and evenings once she felt properly awake. She was fully intending on making herself a proper breakfast- but on seeing who was already sitting on the couch, she decided against it. As far as she was concerned, Ray was an asshole. She'd tried to be nice and pleasant with him from the start, but something about him just didn't sit right with her. She also got the impression that the feeling was entirely mutual.

"Morning," she said flatly as she walked across the apartment. He just nodded in return, his attention entirely on his phone and his coffee. He wasn't planning on leaving any time soon, then. He had, at least, left enough coffee for her. She emptied the pot into her travel mug, stirred in a few spoons of sugar, and tipped in some milk, before heading straight out of the apartment.

She really didn't understand what Viv saw in Ray. She'd found herself pondering that more and more lately. She told herself that it was just Ray's behaviour lately. She hadn't dared say anything, but the fact he'd invited people without clearing it with her or Viv just seemed like the final straw. But they had the space so they didn't really have any reason to object.

The meeting and filming session went well, even if they overran a little bit, and Georgie was satisfied as she headed back to the apartment. She was only back in the door a few minutes herself when she heard someone calling out. Viv was back. She grinned and pulled off her coat, sitting on the bed to kick off her shoes. "In here!" She called back. "How were rehearsals?"

Setting

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

0.00 INK

V I V I A NxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxD R A K E
Image
β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€
xxxxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
xxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Viv couldn’t help but brighten up when she heard her roommate’s reply and found her just settling in herself. Her facial expression moved from the search to a beaming smile as she leaned into her roommate’s doorway. Georgie looked as beautiful as she ever did, and wasn’t as casually dressed so she must have gone into the office earlier today. Viv had gotten in tune with Georgie’s schedule as she usually was at the apartment when Viv was coming home for lunch. ”Post competition rehearsals aren’t as tough but I was still really distracted by our party tonight. I’m just too excited!” Viv answers with a chuckle, pulling herself from the room so she could start on her lunch.

She didn’t have to rush her meal, considering rehearsals were done for the day and she didn’t have a shift at the restaurant, but she was starving. ”Have you had lunch yet? I was just about to make mine,” Viv offers, grabbing the coffee mug Ray left on their coffee table and bringing it to their dishwasher. She told herself he must have had to rush to the restaurant and just left the mug there on accident. It was another thing that bugged her, how messy he left her room, but she’d talked to him about this and she thought he’d finally listened this time. Plus, she didn’t want him to bother Georgie.

It was pretty obvious that neither one of them liked each other. Ray had given her no real reason as to why he didn’t like Georgie, and Viv definitely liked Georgie so the only thing that made sense… was if he realized she’d developed a crush on Georgie. At the same time, it didn’t make sense at all. Sure, Ray knew about her kiss with Laura back home, that was the whole reason she decided to move here with him. But they’d been dating since that time and she’d never shown interest in someone else. Ray had gotten jealous when girls flirted with her, but he did when guys did too. Right? She’d never identified as liking women to anyone, and never admitted to enjoying her first kiss with Laura. So she didn’t understand what made Georgie any different.

”How was work today, Georgie? Anything exciting?” Viv forces herself out of her own thoughts and starts pulling out some of the vegetables so she could start cutting them up. The party tonight was just what she needed to get her mind off of all the confusion. She would have a good time, Ray would have a good time, and Georgie would have a good time. She was excited to meet Georgie’s friends too. They’d only been roommates for about a month or two now, and she was curious to know who Georgie would invite. As much as she enjoyed hanging out with her dance team, she wasn’t as excited to see her coworkers, so some new faces would be welcome.

Viv left her phone on the counter, ignoring the incoming messages to focus on the meal she was preparing. The texts were from Ray, trying to get drinks for the party tonight while he was still at the restaurant. Viv didn’t know how long he was scheduled today, so she didn’t worry about her buzzing phone for the moment as the growling in her stomach was much more important. And if she was planning to drink, she needed to have some food on her stomach or risk her sick tonight.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

georgie roberts
Image
Image
Image
outfit | #ff7f00



Georgie grinned almost instinctively at the energy in Viv's voice, her smile widening as Viv mentioned the party. She really was looking forward to it and couldn't wait to let off some steam. She rolled up her sleeves as she followed Viv out to the kitchen at the mention of food. "No, I'm just back in the door myself. Meetings and a shoot and all that jazz," she said. "So lunch sounds really good." She always loved the hour or so when they both took lunch, when it was just the two of them in the apartment. Being around Viv when it was just the two was like an instant source of stress relief.

"It was good. Meeting was positive, just monthly check-ins and all that. And we got some good footage for the promo videos, so editing it and putting it together shouldn't be too bad." She said, climbing to sit on the counter a short distance away from Viv. "Should be able to finish up early this afternoon to get everything set up for the party," she said, grinning widely. "I can't wait. It's been way too long since I've been at a good party and even longer since I threw one." She had only thrown one or two when she was living back at home, and they were with her dads' permission and were pretty small.

She raised an eyebrow at the constant buzzing from Viv's phone and the way she only glanced at it. "If you need to check any of them, I can take over the veg," she said, nodding at the phone. From where she was sitting, she could see Ray's name on quite a few of the messages. "It looks like it could be important." There were times that she had to remind herself that Ray was, in fact, still Viv's boyfriend and not just an annoying mutual friend, and so had to bit her tongue to stop her from saying anything harsh.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

V I V I A NxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxD R A K E
Image
β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€
xxxxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
xxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Viv was glad to see Georgie join her in the kitchen. It was one of the few times that they had alone time, between Ray being over and their hectic work schedules. Lunch hour had become their time to get to know each other, and it had become a cherished time in Viv’s day where she could relax and just enjoy Georgie’s presence. She was an almost addictive person to be around, and Viv was reminded every day how lucky she was to find a roommate like this in New York City. She made sure to add extra ingredients to her board so that there would be enough for the both of them. Viv was happy to listen along to Georgie's day as she cut up the vegetables, grinning wider as Georgie mentioned how excited she was for the party. "I think it'll be a killer party. And I can't wait to meet all your cool tech industry friends," Viv adds the last part as a tease, though she found Georgie's job to be extremely interesting.

Viv sighed as Georgie mentions her phone; she was hoping to finish lunch before checking in, but Georgie mentioned it could be important. She let Georgie take over and grabbed her phone, immediately dialing Ray. "You know this is my lunch hour, what's up?" Viv stepped into her room, hoping to keep the conversation quick but ready to isolate herself if they started an argument. Ray blew up her phone quite frequently and somehow it was always her fault that she didn't answer, even though she had perfectly good reasons to not answer him whether it was her lunch break or dance lessons. The conversation dissolved into Viv having to come up to the restaurant to help Ray get everything for the party. On one hand, she didn't want to go up to the restaurant when she already had to see her coworkers later. But, she knew they were offering booze and food for free, so she felt obligated to come help, especially with Ray guilting her.

Viv sighed and started grabbing her coat and beanie. "Hey I'm sorry Georgie, I gotta go down to the restaurant. They need some help with the food and drink for tonight," Viv felt bad for leaving Georgie to make lunch by herself when she was the one that was originally cooking. "Do you have any special requests? I can make it up to you by making sure we have plenty of whatever you want tonight!" Viv offers in what she hopes is a consolation prize for leaving her during their lunch hour. She knew Georgie still had some work to do so it wouldn't be until they were setting up for the party for her to see Georgie again, but thankfully with the restaurant coworkers coming, they would distract Ray enough that she could have some proper time with her roommate.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

georgie roberts
Image
Image
Image
outfit | #ff7f00



Georgie laughed at the reference to her "cool tech industry" friends. Her friends were pretty cool for the most part, but she wasn't sure they were as slick and as polished as that term would cause one to imagine. But they were nice, and good fun, so she was sure that they and Viv would get along well. She hoped they would anyway. It was always a little nerve wracking having friends meeting for the first time.

She took over chopping the veg as Viv stepped away to call Ray. She knew that things count devolve into an argument pretty fast, and she resolved not to ask too many questions whenever Viv came back. She'd overheard the arguments before, even though she always tried not to. The apartment was small and it was hard not to accidentally overhear conversations, but Georgie tried to ignore it or tune it out where possible out of respect.

She nodded as Viv said she had to go in to help sort stuff out for later. She tried not to feel too disappointed that their hour together was cut short, especially given it was for their own party. "You can make it up to me with some of that whipped cream vodka," she teased. She knew that she'd be seeing Viv again later, but it was never the same when there were other people around.

Georgie finished making herself lunch and headed back into her room to finish work for the day. It took a little longer than she'd anticipated, and her laptop crashing in the middle of it didn't do much to help. By the time she finished for the evening, she was more than ready for the party and to just let loose for a few hours. She changed into something less formal and strapped on a pair of heels, heading out into the apartment to finish tidying up and making sure everything was ready.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

V I V I A NxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxD R A K E
Image
β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€
xxxxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
xxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

Vivian gave Georgie a grateful smile as she made her way out of the apartment, making sure to get plenty of the vodka that Georgie had asked for as a consolation. She knew she shouldn’t let a request from her boyfriend sour her mood so much, but she really cherished her lunch hour with her roommate and having to cut it short made her more upset than it should. Viv let the walk to the subway clear her head; there were a lot of things about Ray that made her love him, but it seemed that it was matched with plenty of things that made it difficult to love him. The thing that always made her focus on the positives and stay in a relationship was based on two reasons: he was the only person she still talked to from Mississippi, and a strange need for validation from her family by dating a man, even though she hadn't contacted them in years. The horrified look on her mother's face from when she kissed Laura was still plastered to her mind anytime Viv thought of her.

Viv's mind wandered to Georgie, wondering what her family was like. They hadn't been roommates long enough for Viv to notice anything about Georgie's sexuality, Viv was the one that always had her boyfriend over. She seemed like the type that was pushed by her family to be who she was no matter what she was, based on her personality and the life she lived. Viv was envious, even if she didn't know if that was true. She wanted to know more about Georgie. As much as they knew about each other, she still felt like she didn't know anything. Most of the time, other than lunch hours, Viv spent either at the restaurant or with Ray. Her thoughts were consumed with her own life and the life she perceived Georgie had that she almost walked right past the restaurant.

Ray was able to drive them back to the apartment after they stocked up on alcohol and food for the party. When Viv grabbed the whipped cream vodka, Ray turned up his nose. "Didn't think you liked stuff like that." Viv rolled her eyes, packing a couple bottles with the rest of the alcohol they'd gotten. "It's for Georgie. This is usually our time to hang out but you called me away." Like most conversations, this dissolved into an argument on whether Georgie was more important than him and that he was only getting the alcohol and food to make her happy at the party tonight. Viv was losing the energy to fight, every argument just seemed pointless. Viv let Ray ramble on and on as they made their way back to the apartment, staring out the window and ignoring every jab he sent her way. She just hoped their restaurant coworkers would keep him occupied tonight so she could actually enjoy the party instead of finding another thing to argue about.

Viv made sure they had smoothed things over by the time they were walking into the apartment, and was greeted by Georgie tidying up the place and looking stunning as ever. "Damn G, who are you trying to impress?" Viv teases, hanging up her coat and hat and helping Ray get everything inside. He was already dressed for the party, so that only left Viv to get ready. "I need to get ready. You two play nice, okay?" Viv said it in a joking manner but part of her really hoped Georgie and Ray could get along until she finished up. She was aware that they weren't necessarily fond of each other, but they were the two closest people in her life and she wanted them to get along. Forcing them together while she got herself dressed was the easiest way for her to try and force them to get along as well.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

georgie roberts
Image
Image
Image
outfit | #ff7f00



Georgie laughed as Viv asked who she was trying to impress. "Wouldn't you like to know?" She retorted with a sly grin. Part of her would have loved it if some cute girl showed up, someone she could flirt with and tease and maybe even go a little further. Just to prove to herself that her feelings for Viv were just a dumb crush. But those feelings also meant that Georgie would feel weird just flirting with someone while Viv was right there. She knew that it was irrational, she knew that there was no way anything could happen. Viv was with Ray, that was that, and it probably was for the better that she tried to move on.

Georgie forced a smile as Viv told her and Ray to get along, nodding a little. Every time, she told herself that she would make more of an effort with him. But as he once again took his position on the couch, blatantly ignoring the fact that Georgie was tidying around him, Georgie found herself becoming more and more irate. "You could help, you know." The comment slipped out, but she honestly wasn't sorry that she'd said it. It didn't, however, seem to have much of an impact.

"Not my apartment, not my party, not my problem," he said, not even looking up from his phone. Georgie had to almost physically bite her tongue to stop herself from saying anything else. She wasn't going to ruin things for Viv by starting an argument right before the party started. Instead, she just glared at him and finished tidying up.

Once she was happy with how things were, she retrieved a bottle of the requested vodka, and poured a shot of it into two glasses, before topping it up with Sprite and deliberately walking past Ray on her way to Viv's room. "I brought drinks!" She called as she let herself in.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

V I V I A NxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxD R A K E
Image
β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€
xxxxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
xxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

Vivian left her door cracked as she changed for the night, hoping to step in if things became less friendly between Ray and Georgie. Viv's mind was stuck on Georgie's reply. She wondered if there was someone that Georgie was inviting tonight with that kind of mindset. She didn't want to be honest, but there was a part of her that was jealous by that thought. She had no right to be, and yet the feeling was still there. Viv didn't want Georgie to flirt with anyone else, but she was with Ray and Georgie could flirt with anyone she wanted to flirt with. The only person she actually wanted Georgie to flirt with was Viv herself, and that thought alone made her want to drink every bottle they'd brought back for the party.

Viv focused instead on getting herself ready, changing into the t-shirt and skirt she'd bought once they'd decided to hold the party. She stood in front of the mirror for a while, making sure the slit was in the right spot and the t-shirt was tied right in the middle. Ray had bought her a new belt she wanted for the outfit, and once she added her gold hoops, she felt confident in her outfit for the night. She always enjoyed showing off her legs due to the time she spent on them with dancing, and she thought it would be an outfit that both Ray and Georgie would enjoy seeing her in. It was unhealthy how much she thought of her roommate, but at the same time, she did want to be friends with Georgie and wanted to impress her friends as well. A good outfit was always the key to a good first impression.

Viv could hear Ray and Georgie talking but she couldn't quite hear what they were talking about. She was hopeful that it was at least a good conversation, she knew Ray had a habit of going to his phone when he wasn't comfortable. It was a habit he'd had since they started dating in high school, and while Viv was a social butterfly and adapted to most situations, he used his phone as a crutch to get him out of talking to people he didn't want to talk to.

Georgie came into the room as she was changing, deciding to change the white t-shirt into a black one. She was pulling the t-shirt over her breasts as the door opened, and grinned as her eyes connected with the drinks. "You're my hero, G," Viv calls out dramatically, giggling as she takes the drink and downs most of the drink in one go. After letting the taste settle on her tongue, she starts to feel the fire in her stomach straight away. "You knowhow to pick your liquor, I really like that. What all did you put in it?" Viv asks. She notices Ray standing up from the couch, his eyes finally moving from his phone to the girls in the room.

She gives him a pointed look not to cause any drama, and sits at her vanity to start getting her makeup and hair done. She takes small breaks to sip on what's left of the drink after she drank most of it, inviting Georgie to sit on her bed to chat with her. "Some of the dance girls have told me they won't be able to make it, but most of my team should be here tonight. Oh, and the restaurant guys, they'll come just for free booze," Viv comments, making a slight dig at her coworkers. The moment she could quit the restaurant she would take the chance, but she still needed money for dance.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

georgie roberts
Image
Image
Image
outfit | #ff7f00



Georgie had to suppress a blush as Viv was just pulling her top on as she entered, but grinned as Viv thanked her for the drink. Georgie raised an eyebrow as Viv downed most of her drink in one, laughing a little. She took a long mouthful of her drink. β€œJust some of that vodka you got me. It’s amazing for mixed drinks and shots. Best and tastiest way to get as drunk as possible as quickly as possible,” she said. She had to try not to let her eyes linger on Viv’s legs and how toned they were, how the skirt showed them off.

At Viv’s invitation to sit on the bed, she sat, crossing her legs and watching Viv applying her makeup. Her own makeup was basic, just eyeliner and eyeshadow smeared around her eyes as neatly as she could with a layer of foundation and a nude lipstick. But Viv seemed so much better at it than Georgie was, always being flawlessly up to date with the trends and able to keep up with them. She was pretty first thing in the morning with bed head and no makeup, but she was stunning when she dressed up like this.

It took her a moment to realize that Viv was speaking to her, and also that Ray was now watching them from the door. β€œI’m really excited to meet the rest of your team. And the staff at the restaurant, it’ll be nice to see what other talented wonderful people you spend your time with,” she said, draining her glass. β€œGod, I’m so excited for this party, I think we all need a good time,” she said.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

V I V I A NxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxD R A K E
Image
β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€
xxxxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
xxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

Knowing how to get someone’s attention on her what a skill Vivian had perfected. Other than being a performer and needing the attention to get her into prestigious dance programs and future careers, she naturally enjoyed being the center of attention, especially when said attention was coming from her pretty blonde roommate. Viv always envied how Georgie always seemed to pair her makeup and her outfits so effortlessly, rocking an alternative style that Viv thought looked best on her. Viv knew that her thoughts about her roommate’s appearance shouldn’t be so frequent, but she couldn’t help herself. She was lucky to find such a friendly and welcoming roommate in New York City, and the view was nice whether it was the city skyline outside or the roomate in question.

β€œI’m excited too. Our first apartment party. Better not go too crazy on me, G,” Viv teases Georgie with a giggle. She found the bottom of her cup soon after that, but she was finished getting ready so she could go to the kitchen for another one and make sure everything was set up for the guests that would be arriving soon. She rose from her chair, giving a little spin and striking a pose so that Georgie could judge her look. "So, am I party ready?" Viv asks, adding a few extra poses so all of her outfit is on display.

There was a knock at the door, giving Viv a chance to go into the kitchen and grab a drink after letting their first guests in. When Viv opened the door, she was greeted by loud yelling from her restaurant coworkers, who she honestly expected to arrive late. "Damn Viv, I knew you'd be drinking early, but save some for the rest of us, okay?" One of her female coworkers teased her as they came into the room, causing Viv to blush and glare at the girl as she went for another drink. she tried to brush off the veiled insult, teasing back as she poured another drink, "Well with coworkers like you, can you blame me?" Once she had another drink to aid her liquid courage, she immediately sought out Georgie again as Ray had taken to joking around with the same coworker that had been teasing Viv, the new line cook Kelsey.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

georgie roberts
Image
Image
Image
outfit | #ff7f00



Georgie laughed as Viv told her not to go too hard. In reality, she was barely halfway through her drink while Viv had mostly finished hers, so Georgie found herself draining her own glass to keep up. The burn was intense, but not unpleasant or unwelcome. She grinned as Viv stood up to better show off her outfit, asking if she was party ready. β€œHell yeah. You look awesome, Viv,” she said. Her roommate left soon after to go let some of her colleagues in, and Georgie hung back awkwardly, sending a text to some of her friends to see where they were. Confident that they’d be there before long, she headed back out to the kitchen in search of another drink.

She had just poured herself another drink and had spotted Viv making her way over to her, when she felt a tap on her shoulder and spun around. β€œIs that for me?” Hayley asked with a laugh, stealing Georgie’s glass and taking a mouthful. β€œPiss off, Hayley, get your own,” Georgie laughed, snatching her glass back, but wrapped Hayley in a one-armed hug. β€œGlad you made it.” She turned back just in time for Viv to reach them.

β€œOh, Hayley, this is my wonderful housemate Viv. Viv, this is Hayley, she’s one of the programmers on our team. Absolutely brilliant and far too intelligent for me to keep up with,” she added with a laugh. β€œViv’s dance team just freaking killed it at a competition so we’re celebrating, hence the party. She’s crazy talented,” she said, turning back to Hayley. Hayley raised an eyebrow and smiled at Viv. β€œNice to meet you, we’ve heard plenty about you. All good, of course.”

β€œSo, come on, Georgie, are we gonna turn this into a party? Shots. Kick things off with a bang,” she said. β€œOh, hell yeah. Viv, you in? Shots contest, me, you, Hayley, and anyone else you want to rope in. Some of the guys are here too right, I can probably drag them in too. We want to let loose and have fun, right?” She said eagerly, turning around to look at her housemate with excitement.

Setting

Characters Present

No characters tagged in this post!

0.00 INK

V I V I A NxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxD R A K E
Image
β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€
xxxxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
xxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

As Viv was closing in on Georgie, a woman she assumed to be one of Georgie's coworkers caught her attention and they started laughing and hugging each other. Viv felt a twinge of jealousy, which she pushed back completely because she had no right to be jealous of a single woman when she was the one in a relationship. She couldn't help it, the beautiful brunette was very charismatic and Georgie had many great compliments to say about her. Viv forced a brilliant smile on her face, reaching her hand out for a handshake. "It's great to meet you, Hayley. I'm glad my roommate hasn't been shit talking me at work or this party wouldn't be much fun," Viv answers with a laugh, gently nudging Georgie in the side with a cheeky grin.

Viv looked over to Ray, noticing he was getting in close in Kelsey. They'd had a few close calls about Ray being a bit too friendly with the new waitresses, and she wanted to trust him, but even in a group of their coworkers he was connecting with the pretty new waitress. Her attention was brought back to their conversation when The idea of a shot contest was brought up. She glanced over at Ray one more time before a smile grew on her face. "Y'all better be ready to lose then," Viv answers, feeling a bit tipsy already but she was more than determined to have fun, which included the proposed shot contest.

Their kitchen started to fill more as the party goers interested in the shot contest filtered in with Viv's restaurant coworkers. "A shot contest? You sure you can handle that, Viv?" Ray asks with a laugh, as most of their coworkers laughed with him from the corner of the kitchen. Viv rolled her eyes, immediately grabbing their shot glasses from the cabinet and placing them on the counter. "You think you can beat me?" Viv asks with a raise of her eyebrows, challenging him to the very contest. She called his bluff, and Ray shrunk back against the counter, mumbling under his breath. She decided to ignore him, at least until she had more alcohol in her system. She poured shots for everyone that was participating, and held her shot glass up waiting for everyone to be ready.

Her confidence was too high and she had to cut out of the contest by her fifth shot. The mixture of the liquor and the drink Georgie had made for her were well settled into her stomach now and she was practically swimming from the alcohol. She was still a good sport despite her trash talking, making herself a drink to sip on and moving to the side so she could spectate the rest of the contest.

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

georgie roberts
Image
Image
Image
outfit | #ff7f00



Georgie grinned with satisfaction as Viv agreed to take part and told them all to prepare to lose. Between them, Georgie and Hayley managed to rope in some of the others from the company and some of Viv’s coworkers also decided to join in. Georgie just rolled her eyes as Ray asked if Viv could handle it. β€œShe’s a big girl, Ray, she can look after herself,” she teased as she took her first shot from Viv. She tapped her glass lightly against Viv’s and once everyone else was ready, knocked it back with ease.

Some of their coworkers bowed out early after only two or three shots. Viv made it to five. Every subsequent shot seemed to take out more and more people, until it was just Georgie and Hayley left. The room was swimming around Georgie but she felt good. Or at least she did, until shot eight finally took her out. Hayley downed her shot with triumph and threw her hands in the air. Georgie joined in in the applause and laughed at Hayley’s reaction.

β€œAlright then, what’s my prize?” The woman asked, sitting on the stool beside Georgie. β€œFame and glory and… this,” Georgie said, reaching over and grabbing another bottle of the vodka. Hayley grimaced before laughing. β€œI get the impression neither of us will want to see this again in the morning.” Georgie laughed. β€œYou probably have a point there, but I am far, far too drunk to come up with any good ideas right now.” She glanced over at Viv to make sure she was doing okay, knowing she had to be feeling the alcohol by now.

β€œYou know… I’m with you on not having good ideas. But I do have one really bad idea,” Hayley said, with a grin and something in her expression. Georgie’s attention was still distracted, but feeling a hand on her knee snapped her attention back to the woman in front of her. There was a moment when she wasn’t quite sure how to react- and then the alcohol kicked in and she smiled, leaning in a little and resting her chin in her hand. β€œOh really?”

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

0.00 INK

V I V I A NxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxD R A K E
Image
β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€β–€
xxxxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
xxxxxxx
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x

Hayley was pretty and looked good with Georgie, that was the only thought that stuck in Viv’s head as they held the shot contest. They were obviously good friends, and Hayley started to give off vibes that Viv was sure everyone in the room could read. She was probably staring too much, watching Hayley and Georgie take down shot after shot and giggling with each other once Hayley finally won. The room went silent around her as she zoomed in on the two girls, right onto that hand on Georgie’s knee. It made Viv… too jealous. She wasn’t supposed to be this jealous when she was the one with a boyfriend, but after a dangerous amount of alcohol considering the lack of food that she’d eaten beforehand, her thoughts were consumed with her roommate.

Viv shook her head and snapped herself from her inappropriate staring, turning to her boyfriend with a drunken grin and walking straight over to him to pull his face down into a sloppy kiss. She wasn’t really sober enough to keep herself steady, but Ray’s arm wrapped around her waist and she clutched onto him. Hoots and hollering came from their coworkers until they finally pulled off of one another. ”I think you’ve already had enough to drink,” Ray teases her, though he’s finally had enough to drink to be looser than his normal self.

Viv rolled her eyes, taking his drink from his hand and ignoring his protests. ”You’re not the boss of me,” she giggles back at him, also ignoring the look of concern on his face once he sees just how drunk she is. She stumbles out of the kitchen when she hears a knock on the door, and squeals as she’s greeted by her dance team joining the party with even more alcohol. ”Vivi, you couldn’t wait on us? You’re the worst team captain,” Her teammate Monica laughed as she was pulled into a drunken hug by said team captain. Viv just giggled more, dragging her team out to the living room and turned the volume up on the music they’d put on.

The dancing dissolved from their usual structured routines into their clubbing moves. Viv dancing with her team to the latest rap music that was popular distracted her from her roommate and the woman she was getting very cozy with. She didn’t want to feel this way, but the longer she stayed in New York, especially with her new roommate, the less kept her connected to Ray. He didn’t even join her on the dancefloor when some of their coworkers came out to dance with her team members. Viv decided to forget about both Ray and Georgie for the moment and lose herself in the music and the rhythm of the bodies pressed up dancing with her.

View All »Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts that you can organize on your own. They're useful for telling a story that might span long periods of time or space.

There are no arcs in this roleplay.

View All » Create New » Quests

There are no quests in this roleplay.

Events

Soon™.

Game Master Controls

Welcome home, Promethean. Here, you can manage your universe.

Arcs

Arcs are bundles of posts from any location, allowing you to easily capture sub-plots which might be spread out across multiple locations.

Quests

You can create Quests with various rewards, encouraging your players to engage with specific plot lines.

Add Setting » 1 Settings for your players to play in

Settings are the backdrop for the characters in your universe, giving meaning and context to their existence. By creating a number of well-written locations, you can organize your universe into areas and regions.

Navigation

While not required, locations can be organized onto a map. More information soon!

New York

New York by partially-stars

The city of dreamers.

Add Group » 0 Factions to align with

There are no groups in this roleplay!

Collectibles

By creating Collectibles, you can reward your players with unique items that accentuate their character sheets.

Events

You can schedule events for your players to create notifications and schedule times for everyone to plan around.

Permissions

Add and remove other people from your Universe.

The Forge

Use your INK to craft new artifacts in somebody to love. Once created, Items cannot be changed, but they can be bought and sold in the marketplace.

Notable Items

No items have been created yet!

The Market

Buy, sell, and even craft your own items in this universe.

Market Data

Market conditions are unknown. Use caution when trading.

Quick Buy (Items Most Recently Listed for Sale)

Open Stores

View All » Add Character » 2 Characters to follow in this universe

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts
Character Portrait: Vivian Drake

Newest

Character Portrait: Vivian Drake
Vivian Drake

small town to big city

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts
Georgie Roberts

"Somebody make me feel alive."

Trending

Character Portrait: Vivian Drake
Vivian Drake

small town to big city

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts
Georgie Roberts

"Somebody make me feel alive."

Most Followed

Character Portrait: Georgie Roberts
Georgie Roberts

"Somebody make me feel alive."

Character Portrait: Vivian Drake
Vivian Drake

small town to big city


Fullscreen Chat » Create Topic » somebody to love: Out of Character

Discussions

  • Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Most recent OOC posts in somebody to love

somebody to love

This is the auto-generated OOC topic for the roleplay "somebody to love"

You may edit this first post as you see fit.