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Alexander Krowe

"Life's a game, right? Play by the rules, cross the finish, you win - right?"

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a character in “Surviving the Memories”, as played by ArhaHitomi888

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Name - Alexander Flynn Krowe

Age - 20

Gender/Role - Male / "Alexander"

Occupation - Drug Dealer / Construction Worker

Likes - Alexander has a love for music, playing guitar in his spare time and having basic piano skills. He loves just throwing on some headphones and cranking it up until he can't hear the world anymore. Alex, unsurprisingly, is quite the druggie. He has also a passionate for his habit, no many people knowing what sober Alex is even like anymore since he always seems to be in the haze of something. Alexander likes talking to other people, so he knows he isn't just sitting somewhere alone and wasting away with no connections at all. He loves to play video games and party, doing anything he can to have a good time - Probably to keep his mind off the bad things in his life.

Dislikes - Alexander hates hearing spoiled people complain about something they recieved 'my parents didn't buy me the car i wanted', 'My boyfriend didn't buy me the necklace i wanted', 'My husband didn't pay for dinner' - All that just gets on his nerves a bit. He hates when people stand around and have a 'my life is worse' competition, his philosophy being that pain is pain and suffering is suffering. The 'starving children in afraica' rant or 'At least (Something relating to their lift story)' that people say after some minor complaint pisses him off pretty quickly, hating to hear that bullcrap all the time from random people. Alex hates it when people are wet towels and rain on someone's parade just because, definitely being one to defend others even if he's gotta fight for it.

Appearance - Alexander stands at about 6'4" and weighs in at a meager 150lbs, drugs and being a shut in tending to leech on his weight a bit. He's extremely lean, his arms and legs being very thin while the rest of him is simply very slender - His frame reminding some of a weeping willow, especially since he slouches most of the time. He has very faded, light, blue-green eyes that always seem to be a little hazy or unfocused. He's usually got some kind of tiny smile on his face, though he is occasionally seem without for one reason or another. He has messy, unkempt, light as brown hair. It grows quickly, so sometimes he will be seen with shoulder length hair and some stubble, but on occasion that he decides to not be lazy, he will cut it to a moderate length and shave.

Personality - Alexander is a pretty mellow person, taking jokes well and always doing something goofy. He's a very on-off, strange sort of person. He'll be ready to part all night long and will be the live of laughter and celebration and then the next day, he'll shut himself away in his room and not talk to anyone, leaving only to use the bathroom with a gleeless, almost lacrymose expression. However, he's someone who you can always trust, and will listen without judging. Though, you can't expect him to do the same. He likes to know things about other people, but keeps everything about himself very much to himself. People rarely know past his name, age, hobbies, and those kinds of simple things. Only one person really knows anything more about him, but he's stopped visiting and Alexander doesn't talk about him at all. Alexander takes care to cover up a lot of his cigarette burn and scars from his beatings, not wanting to draw any attention to them - Meaning he wears mostly long jeans and buttonup collared shirts or sweaters.

Alexander tends to be a bit eccentric and unpredictable when it comes to his drug habits (or his drinking habits for that matter). He will do simple, low-key drugs such as marijuana or completely fry himself with something hardcore like heroin, but keeps it drug habits a well guarded secret. He doesn't worry about overdose often, since he controls himself, but has been getting in progessively worse and worse condition in regards to health. However, he's always quick to pass things off as colds or being too involved in his games. He's one of those kinds of people who bottle up all the bad things and doesn't let anyone know, but isn't aware that sometime he may just explode.

History - (Well Explained In Introduction)

So begins...

Alexander Krowe's Story

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Character Portrait: Cassie Warner Character Portrait: Tessa Monet Character Portrait: Alexander Krowe Character Portrait: Michael Taylor

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Alex leaned back in his chair in his room, watching the television screen with undivided attention. There was a loud, repeatative clacking sound that filled the room, Alex's hands clutching the controller tightly and fingers sharply jabbed buttons and jerking the analog sticks. His stomach growled, but he couldn't hear it through his headphones, or his own voice as he spoke into the little microphone. Alex played this game often, enjoying it thoroughly - Bioshock. He paused the screen for just a moment, setting his controller on his lap and reaching over to his dragon pipe.

"Alright, baby. Gonna get fired up, 'kay?" he spoke, laughing lightly to himself as she reached over to what appeared to be a broken VCR he had set aside. Turning it around, he fished a key out of his pocket and slipped it into what look would've been mistaken for a plugin. He whistled and smiled to himself a bit, pulling out a false top that was made to look exactly like the inside of a processor, and peeking at what was below as she fished out a little baggie of green balls of some kind of vegetation. They seemed to be tinted blue or purple in some places though. Pulling out one of the bunches, he tore it into a tiny pieces with his fingers and placed them into the bowl of the pipe (The far right indentation of the end of the pipe). Placing the opposite end to his mouth, he fished out a lighter and flicked it on. Holding the flame near the filled bowl, he sucked in, drawing in the flame and lighting the little herbs. He stopped pulling and let the smoke roll lazily out from the end of the pipe and between his lips. He breathed in, holding the smoke in his lungs as he set the pipe aside and quickly replaced the false top in the case before locking it again.

As he unpaused his game and and began to play again, waiting several more seconds before breathing out, slightly distracted from the game as a steady, wisping smoke drifted upwards before being sucked into the ventilation system. Boy, was the thankful for that ventilation system - That and the air fresheners placed in various places around the room - Though, he didn't really smell them over the various empty, taco bell bags lying around the room. Sure, he was a slob, but on the inside, wasn't everyone? They should be, at least. He felt a slightly painful, jerking sensation in his stomach and frowned. Usually, that meant he was hungry. Probably the munchies. He saved before quitting the game.

"Hey, man. I'm out, gotta get me some grub. I'll be on later, cool?" There was a muffled response and Alex turned the xBox 360 off before setting the headphones aside. Goddamn, he was hungry. He picked up the pipe and stashed it behind the television in his room before unlocking his door and walking out into the living room. Closing the door behind him, he made a beeline straight to the kitchen. After looking through the cupboards, he realized that the bag of Doritos he swore he bought the other day was missing. Ah well, there was always Taco Bell. As he got out some things to cook (Which he did rarely and only when there weren't fast snacks like the Doritos, any other kind of chip, or... Well, that was really it), he wondered how much to make. Cleared his throat, he yelled out through the house. "Hey, anyone else hungry? Give me a shout or something, i'm cooking some Spaghetti! Ya know, with cheese and tomato sauce and all that jazz!" he finished, waiting for a response as the musical line of 'And all that jazz!' sang in his mind and he snorted.

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Character Portrait: Tessa Monet Character Portrait: Alexander Krowe

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Tessa threw off her high heels, her shift was finally over at the club, she had worked a double shift. She hated that the club was open 24 hours, but working the double shit would allow her the weekend off without her pay being docked. She had earned a total of two-hundred and fifty dollars in tips not a good night, but not bad. She yawned as she tied the laces of her converse getting ready to head home. She grabbed her purse as she headed out of the strip club.

“Great work tonight Tess.” Her boss smirked as she passed him on her way out.

She gave him a smile but continued to walk, he freaked her out and she wasn’t about to stick around and have a meaningless conversation with him. She placed her glasses n pushing them over the bridge over her nose to hide her blood shot eyes partly from no sleep and partly from still having some of the cocaine from earlier in her system. She unlocked her Nissan it was probably the most expensive thing she owned and she was proud that she could afford it, not proud in the way she could though, she sighed at the thought.

She through her purse in the passenger side seat as she headed to the grocery store. She was going to use her tips to buy a few groceries for everyone, she loved where she lived sure it was pretty cramped for all the people who lived there and it always smelled of Taco Bell and Pot, but in the last month she had been there it felt like home for the first time in a long time. She picked up a few small thing, she made sure to get a few bags of Doritos, it seemed as though everyone loved them. She got a few cases of soda and was even able to flirt her way into so beers. But, she figured that was most likely because One: she looked like she was twenty five and Two: guys seem to forget to ask for idea when she was flirting with them.

Finally after a sixteen hour work day and some shopping she could go home. She popped her truck as carried a few groceries in she set the beer down next to where Alex was cooking. “Because I love you so much and because you let me live here.” She smiled to him, she thought of Alex as the brother she never had. Finally after everything was brought in she pulled four hundred out of her purse and set it on top the beer. “This month’s rent and buy yourself something nice with whatever is left over.” She loved treating people out and she had plenty of money to do so. “Wake me for dinner, I need a nap.” She said heading to her room.

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Character Portrait: Cassie Warner Character Portrait: Tessa Monet Character Portrait: Alexander Krowe Character Portrait: Michael Taylor

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Michael laid on his bed, headphones plugging his ears, listening to songs that his band hand recorded; trying to pick out a few songs, for tonight's show. He did this, while also surfing through texts that his band-mates sent him, saying things like: "Be ready for tonight". They were babying Michael, but it wasn't like he needed to be. He was fully aware of tonight's show and how well the band had to do, just like every show. For now, the band was only local, -with some people knowing of them, around the country, through youtube- but their managers says that if they play their cards right, they'll be at the top in now time; he says that he can feel it. Michael isn't really sure how you can "feel" something like that. Is it like a sixth sense? Nonetheless, he didn't really care, as long as shows were getting booked and the band was getting somewhere. So far, their manager has been doing an awesome job of this. Although it's not like the huge rock stars, sometimes Michael gets stopped and asked for an autograph. He knows that the only thing these people are probably thinking about is the money they'll make off the autograph, once the band is huge, but Michael doesn't care; he signs anyway.

Michael leaned off the bed, some, reaching for a shoe box, where he kept all of his drugs. Probably not the safest place to keep them, but he didn't think he'd ever have to worry about somebody stealing his drugs, not here. When he retrieved the box, he opened it and checked his supply, which mostly consisted of different strands of weed. What will it be today? he thought to himself. He decided to go with the pre-rolled spliff. Rolled inside the spliff was some blueberry kush. To enjoy the taste even more, it was rolled with Juicy Jay rolling papers; blueberry kind. Michael dug his hand into his pocket, pulling out a fancy bic lighter, one with the designs. This one in particular had a city-scape. "Preparing for lift off.... 5...4...3...2...1...Here we go" Michael said, chuckling a bit at himself, as he sparked the spliff. The first few drags were relatively small, since they were only meant to get the spliff started. Soon after it was started, he wasted no time, Michael proceeded to power toking; taking five, large, hits in a row. He let the smoke rest at the back of his throat. He could feel the burn. Eventually, he could not resist any longer and began to cough his longs out. He was letting out smoke like a steam train.

Michael figured that he would be pretty high, soon enough, and with being high comes the munchies. So, removed the headphones -leaving the iPod on the bed- and made his way for the kitchen; spliff still burning. He figured nobody around this house really cared if he smoked, as long as he shared. Since he couldn't hear Alex, seeing him cook was a surprise for Michael. "Sweeeeet... You're cooking. You're the man" he said to Alex, patting him on the back. "Anybody care to join me?" he said, waving the spliff in the air, looking for any takers.

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Character Portrait: Tessa Monet Character Portrait: Alexander Krowe Character Portrait: Michael Taylor

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Alex began to fill a pit with water and then set it on the stove, setting it to a higher setting - He hated waiting for water to boil. There wasn't anything more boring in his mind, to be honest, than waiting for water to boil, just above watching paint dry and grass grow. He leaned back against the counter, slipping his phone from his pocket. He selected to check his email form his phone and scrolled through them. Of course, it was all 'business'. People requesting this particular kind of drug, in this quantity and waiting for a reply on how much it would cost. For safety reasons, he did his business through the email only. He had even made his email when he was visiting his parents in Canada, and according to his email, his name was 'Joseph Lockwood' from Vancouver who, in the security question, had a first pet named 'Jewels'. Okay, so maybe he was a little paranoid, but he wasn't gonna get busted - Hell no!

As he heard the water finally starting to boil, he turned to it and dumped in some spaghetti into the water, turning down the setting a bit. Pulling out another pot, he began to heat it up with only the tiniest bit of water as well. Taking out a pasta serving spoon from one of the drawers, he placed it aside. Once more, he turned and leaned against the counter and began to reply to emails, signing each one off with Joe. Of course, he never delivered these himself. He had friends about who he gave a small share of the money to deliver it - The best thing is he knew he could trust them and their other jobs paid then enough for them to not even need more than the share they got. Just as he finished sending emails, he heard someone enter the kitchen and looked up to see Tessa carrying his groceries.

"Hey, thanks for pickin' up some stuff. We were runnin' out." he chuckled, slipping his phone back into his pocket. When Tessa set down the beer though, Alex's lips curved into a side smile. "Did you-?" he cut himself off, and Tessa began to speak just after, his grin growing even more. He picked up the beer as Tessa brought in the rest of the groceries, noting he had brought one of his favorite kinds. His jaw almost dropped to the ground when she threw down four hundred dollars and told him to buy himself something with what as left before dismissing herself to take a nap. "Aw no, you're not leaving after that without a hug - You know that!" he laughed, reaching over and wrapping his arm around her shoulders and pulling her against him while rubbing her arm a bit. "You're the beeest!" he chirped before letting her go and lightly patting her on the shoulder. "And don't worry, i'll let ya know when din-dins ready." He set his beer aside and took the four hundred dollars, slipping it to the bottom of his left pocket.

Like a vending machine, just as Tessa left, Michael entered with- Oh god. Was that? Yes. Yes it was. Alex rolled his eyes, but smiled when Michael called him 'the man' and patted him on the back. "Gotta eat right? 'sides, you know those munchies are gonna hit you after that beauty." he laughed, pointing to Michael's wonderful, gorgeous, scrumptious looking spliff. That moment, his prayers were answered and Michael raised that glorious creation into the skies and offered it out. "Man, you know me!" he exclaimed, reaching up and plucking it from Michael's fingers. Breathing out completely, he took an amazingly massive hit before handing it back quite a bit more spent - Alex was a professional with that kinda thing after all. After holding it in for a while, he blew it out in one long train, the last couple wisps escaping through is nose before he turned away from the food he was preparing and raised his arm, coughing into the crook of his elbow. The tears that came to his eyes as he hacked didn't even bother him, that hit was fan-fucking-tastic! "Dude, that's some wild stuff!" he said, stirring the pasta a bit before pouring some tomato paste into the water and throwing in a bit of butter with it.

Finding the cutting board in the drawers and a knife. Looking through the cupboard, he found some sweet basil and then rummaged through the fridge for some parsley. Despite how he didn't cook very often, Alex was actually quite the fantastic chef, and whenever he cooked, he went all out and cooked as wonderful a dinner as he could think of, which depended on how absolute baked he was. Finding another pot, he filled that with water as well and began to boil it before rummaging through the fridge some more. "Hey, you want anything in particular for grub?" he asked, looking through the new groceries.

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Character Portrait: Cassie Warner Character Portrait: Tessa Monet Character Portrait: Alexander Krowe Character Portrait: Alice Jackson Character Portrait: Michael Taylor Character Portrait: Kieran Fairchild

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Kieran-
It was nearing the end of his shift and he was dreading going home. His work was his life if you didn't include all the partying. He loved everything about his job. The smell of the ink, the clients, and even the several other people he worked with. The only downside was the occasional cramp he got in his hand after a long day. Normally, he wouldn't mind going home to relax and discuss the day with his roommates, but he knew that she would be there. Alice. The girl whose life he had single-handedly destroyed because he had been too drunk and stupid to slip on a condom. Not that he would mind having a baby, he loved kids and he had a steady paying job as a tattoo artist. It was just that he didn't live in the environment for it, and before now he had never considered moving. He liked the free time he had to party and get high.

He looked up at the clock, knowing it was time to leave because the owner of the store would be locking up soon. He cleaned up his station, sure to take his time. He knew he would have to talk to her eventually, plan with her. It hadn't crossed his mind that she might be thinking to get rid of it, he was just assuming that they would raise it. Maybe not together, but the baby could have a family.

He walked out the door of Ink'd Tattoo and into his old, black, 1974 Mustang. It didn't have air conditioning or a functioning radio, but he loved that car. It was masculine and beautiful all at the same time. He had saved for it from the time he was sixteen and had only just been able to buy it two years ago, when he was twenty. He turned the key, listening to the purr of the engine, and made his way back to the house.

When he walked inside he was immediately hit with the familiar Taco Bell scent, though it wasn't quite as strong as the pot. Someone was definitely smoking and he could definitely use a hit. He followed his nose into the kitchen and immediately spotted the source. "Hey, Michael. Mind letting me take a hit?" Kieran asked, motioning towards the spliff he had in his hands. "Where's Tessa and Alice? Aren't they usually home by now?"

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Cassie-
Cassandra had only been back in her room for a few minutes when she heard the others coming home. It didn't take her long to figure out that she wanted to be out there with them, and soon she was walking down the hallways and into the kitchen. The smell of marijuana immediately hit her, making her crave it. She smiled, giving everyone a small wave. "Hey hey," She greeted, looking over at the boiling pot of water. "Someone's cooking?" That was wonderful, because she was still starving, even after she had snaked the bag of Doritos. The girl could eat like a growing teenage boy and never gain a pound, the one thing about her genetics she could be grateful for.

She hopped up on the free counter space again, looking from Alex to Michael to Kieran. She was surrounded by men and it was slightly uncomfortable, but she knew that she would have to get use to it. They all lived here and so did she now. This was all new to her and she was still adjusting. It only made it easier that she found the others rather likable, even if it was just because they were the opposite of what she had grown up around. Actually, she really loved that about everyone here. They were so different from everyone she had known. No one cared about appearances or what magazine they would have an interview with next. They were normal, they were laid back, and they were fun. A very small smile made its way across her features.

"Is there anything I can do to help?" She had cooked before and she wasn't bad at it. She couldn't do anything gourmet or call herself a chef, but should could make a mean blueberry muffin and knew the basics of working in a kitchen. It wasn't her favorite thing in the world, Cassie just wanted to help out in anyway she could and was determined to be useful.

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Character Portrait: Cassie Warner Character Portrait: Alexander Krowe Character Portrait: Alice Jackson Character Portrait: Kieran Fairchild

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Alice cringed once she heard Kieran's voice enter the front room, mentally cursing herself. She knew the times he got off work, why had she decided to come home now? She had been trying her damn hardest not to see him recently, not to remember who he was, what he did, and how much he still affected her. Even just hearing his voice made her weak in the knees, and seeing him face to face...well, it wouldn't have been a good idea, really.

She was curled up naked on the bathroom counter, a usual occurance for the strange ginger, hugging her knees as she stared at her body in the mirror. The notes that spanned her spine were hardly reflected in the mirror at the angle she sat, and she heaved a grateful sigh for that. Looking into her own eyes, she shuddered to think of what she would do if she saw that one, tiny "imperfection." Imperfect was all she was now, soiled and imperfect. Pregnant. A pregnant stripper. That's all she was. If she started to show, she would lose her job, would have no cash, no way to pay rent...and then she'd be out on the street, fending for herself, and maybe a tiny human.

If I don't say hello, they'll think it suspicious, she thought hollowly. It was somewhat true: the red-headed sprite craved attention and company like air, and being holed up in the bathroom...well, she felt alone. And alone was never a good place to be, not for her. Sliding off the counter, she slipped on her bra and panties again, then shimmied into her jeans and sweatshirt, covering as much skin as possible. If she hid her skin, maybe then Kieran wouldn't want her anymore. Maybe he'd leave her alone. And maybe he wouldn't care when she decided to get rid of his...his baby.

That's what it really was, wasn't it? It was his baby, her baby, THEIR baby. But she had hadn't even ever taken care of a goldfish, let alone another human being. She hardly took care of herself. No, it was going away, out of here, poof! Just needed to wait 4 more days, and it would all be over. Those four days were the only reason she seemed to stay in that house, in those rooms, near him. Four days. Then she would be free. She edged herself out of the bathroom, and paced towards the kitchen, her feet silent on the floor. Alice stationed herself near the wall, so she could see what everyone was doing, but they wouldn't notice her unless they really looked. Here, hidden in her own little world within the world, was where Alice lived; a personal Wonderland.

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Character Portrait: Cassie Warner Character Portrait: Alexander Krowe Character Portrait: Michael Taylor Character Portrait: Kieran Fairchild

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Alex continued pondering his cooking, his head still in the fridge as wondered if maybe he should make some vegetables and decided 'yes'. Rummaging through the fridge again, he pulled out some broccoli and some canned mushrooms (which he had carelessly thrown into the fridge a while ago, not registering it was canned), tossing it on the cutting board with the parsley. He reached up into the highest shelf (one that seemed only reachable for people over six feet tall since it was ridiculously high) and pulled a knife from the block, setting it on the board. Looking over at the beer Tessa had gotten him, he briefly wondered if what would work if he was out of cooking wine. Pulling out several small stalks of parsley, he began to carefully pull the leaves off of them before starting to dice them to keep them from being in too large leaf-pieces in the sauce. Immediately after, he took the parsley and threw half in the tomato sauce, following by sprinkling in the tiniest bit of sweet basil. He contemplated on adding rosemary, but slowly shook his head. He was making dinner for his housemates not competing on freaking Iron Chef. He liked to go all out, definitely, but then someone would have to go shopping again tomorrow, even if Tessa had just picked up stuff today.

Alex turned down the temperature on the pasta quite a bit as he lowered a small metal, elevated strainer into the pot of boiling water. He chopped some pieces of broccoli off the... whatever the hell the rest of it was called, Alex didn't even know. Stalk? Screw it. Placing them into the strainer in the water, he glanced over at the canned mushrooms. He pointed to the can and laughed a bit at himself but eventually just faded and smiled, which is when Kieran entered. He didn't pay attention until he asked about Tessa and Alice though. "Tess is catching some Zs, haven't seen Alice all day." he said as he opened up the canned mushrooms (raw mushrooms were a bitch to cook, he was too lazy for that shit right now) and dumped half of them into the tomato sauce. Okay, so he was getting lazy. It was still gonna be fan-fucking-tastic.

Looking up to Cassie, he hummed a bit, thinking of what he could have her do to help him. "Actually," he started. "I don't think anything right now. Well, actually, i gotta keep an eye on this stuff since it's all pretty close to ready. If you could just find a bottle of cooking wine... uh, somewhere... you could pour in something like... a fourth of a cup. Then stir it around and let me know when you got that done." Alex, fascinatingly enough, could cook amazing food - But couldn't tell you quantities, amounts, kinds, or anything else worth shit, an improvising gourmet chef. Turning back to the sauce, he stirred it for a moment before looking at the pasta. Just about ready on the pasta. Then after, he checked the broccoli - Of course they didn't take long, almost ready as well. All he needed was that sauce and he could plate up and it would be golden.

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Character Portrait: Cassie Warner Character Portrait: Alexander Krowe Character Portrait: Alice Jackson Character Portrait: Kieran Fairchild

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"You didn't see me because you didn't turn around," Alice piped up, her voice trembling, pitch rising slightly at the end. Tucking her strands of red-blonde behind her ear with a flawless hand, she tossed Alex a sloppy smile, then tugged her hoodie higher, hiding her collarbone beneath the cozy fabric. Her breath was hitching, eyes glued to Alex, though they threatened to gaze at Kieran. And if that started, it wouldn't stop, and she'd lose her mind all over again. Breathe, you idiot, breathe!

She inhaled shakily, and leaned against the wall beside her, dark eyes still intensely focused on Alex. He had been nice enough to let her stay there, even though she was just an obnoxious girl holding a backpack stuffed with dance gear and mascara streaking down her face when they had met. Dreams dashed of being a professional dancer, she had been looking for a place to stay, anywhere that wasn't running back to her home with her tail tucked between her legs. After seeing an ad of a person searching for a roommate, she'd dashed there, and arrived sobbing and trembling. It had been a heaven sent miracle, and she'd never contacted her parents since. For all they knew, she was a big time dancer now. Not that they cared.

Surfacing from her daydreams, she glanced at Kieran, and if she'd had a moment, she would've cursed herself. But it was too late. As soon as she looked at him, she was lost again, Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole, into the memories again. Drunk and giggling, she'd given into an insane whim: sleep with Kieran, be close to him, there couldn't POSSIBLY be any negative repercussions. Except, oh, I don't know, PREGNANCY. And their argument was still exceptionally fresh in her mind, where-after she had gone and...well. That was a completely different story. Wait. She was still staring, wasn't she? A bright pink flushed through Alice's cheeks and up into the tips of her ears, her face likening the shade of her hair.

Tearing her gaze from Kieran, she glanced at Cassie and smiled, her voice cracking as she spoke once more, "Long night at work. Think I need a shower and a good walk. How was your day, Cass?"