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Victoria Hearst

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a character in “The Crossroads Academy”, as played by Sophiex

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Name:
Victoria Elizabeth Hearst

Nicknames:
Tori

Age:
17

Birthday:
April 14th

Sexual Orientation:
Heterosexual

Hometown:
She spent much of her youth travelling between Manhattan, NY, and Beverly Hills, CA.

Clique:
Royals, Queen Bee
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Personality:
A Queen Bee of a high school may be different in a lot of ways than a real Queen, one who rules a country, but Victoria believes that both positions warrant similar character traits in the position's beholder. A Queen must be well spoken, regal, thoughtful, and intelligent. She must know when to speak, and when to leave things unsaid. She shouldn't have a short temper on her, and she should have a generally calm disposition, that can grow dark and strong at a moment's notice, but only if the occasion calls for it. Call it silly, given that this is only high school, but Victoria really strives to be a leader like that. She wants to be respectable, someone with manners and class, and at the same time, someone who people know better than to cross. If she had a motto, it would be Teddy Roosevelt's "Speak softly and carry a big stick" quote. She's kind and sweet seeming on the outside, but it's usually merely nothing more than a necessary front to keep all of her pawns in order. When one of them breaks out of line, she's ready to use that figurative big stick, to either put them back in their place, or remove them from the game entirely.

So, while people normally think of a high school Queen Bee as being a mean girl and a bully, someone who will laugh in your face for wearing a dress that's from last season, Victoria isn't like that. She's more mature than that, and if anything, she takes on more of the early-movie Regina George role, where she's fake enough that people who don't know her well, think that she's genuinely nice, and therefore, she receives more adoration and lust than hatred. In her defense, the kindness isn't all fake. She's not a mean spirited person, and as long as you don't get on her bad side, the niceness that she portrays on an everyday basis probably isn't fake, or being used in a calculated manner. That would require too much work, and she only puts in that extra work to people who deem it necessary, which usually isn't one of her average classmates. Socially, she's generally someone who's pleasant to be around. Quiet sometimes, in a manner than might come off as dismissive, or condescending, her icy side may show through, but all in all, there's nothing evil about her on an every day basis social level.

Victoria puts effort into her academics and does well in school. She posses enough book and street smart to give her some edge over her classmates, but it would be a stretch to claim that she could beat out the nerds on any final exam. She's definitely more than average in that realm, but she is no genius. Athletically, she's also blessed, and she currently plays on the school's tennis and track & field teams.

While Victoria is very good to her friends, often being the one who's compassionate, motherly and protective, when she feels like she's been betrayed, that whole "prim and proper" side of her disappers. She's not as controlled as she likes to believe she is, and she's definitely not as cold or insensitive either. She feels things deeply and is actually fairly insecure about a lot of things, so she definitely isn't one to take criticism well. She does have a sense of humor, and can take jokes about herself, but it's one of those things that exists to an extent. Hit the wrong chord, and she's definitely going to feel personally attacked and will act accordingly, in response.
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Victoria is the daughter of William Randolph Hearst III, and Deidre Bednar. She's the fourth and last child, and the one that evened out the family's boy to girl ratio, coming in after her brother William (currently aged 29), her sister Catia (currently aged 26), and her brother Donovan (currently aged 24). While her siblings always liked to tease her that being seven years younger than her youngest older sibling meant that she was an accident, that wasn't the case. Her parents had wanted four children, and Victoria was probably the luckiest of the bunch, considering that by the time that she was born, her mother had "retired" from the chairperson spot she held at Yale University, and opted to raise Victoria. While this would be a normal feat for most mothers, Victoria's older siblings had mostly been raised by nannies, so it seemed like special treatment in their world. That became especially true when her mother opted to home school her until she finished middle school. She then went on to attend a private Catholic school in Beverly Hills, California, before transferring to Crossroads. While Victoria was able to develop a close relationship with her mother, as a child, the same couldn't be said about her father. As the grandson of William Hearst, William III was first in line to take over the family company once his father passed the position on to him. He became chairperson of Hearst Corporation a few years after Victoria was born. The company is one of the largest diversified communications companies in the world, and its major ownership interests include 15 daily and 36 weekly newspapers and more than 300 magazines worldwide, including Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Elle, and O, The Oprah Magazine; 31 television stations through Hearst Television, Inc., which reach a combined 20% of U.S. viewers; ownership in leading cable networks, including A+E Networks, and ESPN Inc.; as well as business publishing, digital distribution, television production, newspaper features distribution, and real estate ventures. Running a company so large required much of William's time, and since it is based out of Manhattan, once Victoria had to settle down for school in California, she saw even less of her father.

So begins...

Victoria Hearst's Story

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Today is the first official day back on Crossroads Academy's campus, and there is an undeniable air of excitement and jitters on campus. Throughout the morning, cars had driven up the long driveway that led onto the campus, packed to the brink with parents, children, and suitcases filled with everything a teenager could need, only to be drive right back down it a little while later, empty, and usually with teary-eyed parents. It was nothing less than a tradition, and though many felt it was sad to see their parents go, most students did genuinely like Crossroads Academy. The fact that it was located right on the beautiful California coast played a part in it, and it possessing facilities nice enough to rival top colleges was a perk too, but the relationships made while at a boarding school were different than at many normal high schools. They were stronger, or that's what many of Crossroads' students would tell you, anyway.

Like the other dorm advisers on campus, Holly and Brian had spent their mornings acquainting themselves to parents and helping students move into their rooms. They had moved on campus a few days before, and though this meant that their summers were over too, they were both glad that the school year was starting. While Holly had worked as a dorm adviser for four years, and had acted as a dorm adviser for the girls she would be living with this year since they were freshman, Brian was new to this. He had been a faculty member for Crossroads for a year before, but this was the first year that he was going to be a dorm adviser. Life circumstances combined with knowing that his paycheck would look even better if he was a dorm adviser had led him to accepting the additional position, and though he was excited, he was understandably nervous as well. He knew that this position would require him to take on an extra level of responsibility and respect for rules and guidelines, but he also knew that he had to be understanding enough to get a bunch of teenage boys to like him... or at least trust him. It was going to be an interesting experience, that much he was sure of, but he didn't have much time to worry during the morning, as he really had been busy helping kids move in. He was grateful that he had been assigned a senior dorm, only because that meant that there were slightly less parents involved. Senior students were allowed to have cars on campus, and that meant that in some cases, for those who had cars, they were driving themselves onto campus and there were a few less introductions that Brian was forced through. In the girls dorm, Holly was experiencing a similar thing, but by now she knew most of her girls' parents, and for her, introductions were welcomed anyway. She was friendly and bubbly, and far too used to this to be bothered by the first-day events.

Students had no say in dorm assignments, and only found out who they were living with on move-in day, today. Most students would make it to campus by two PM, and following that, there would be a dinner barbecue held in the courtyard for all of the students. Following that, students will spend the night getting back into the rhythm of being at school, hang out with friends, or attend the optional movie on the lawn, which tonight, will be showing Ferris Bueller's Day Off. At 7 PM, the school shuttle will also be making a trip to Target, to allow students to pick up any necessities that they didn't bring to school.

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Victoria had never understood why Crossroads was so insistent on handing out random dorm assignments. She knew that the reasoning was valid, that if they allowed requests, they would be flooded with too many to properly handle, and that non-random roommate assignments would only aid in the formation of cliques and exclusive friend groups. At the same time... what was the problem with that? The students paid enough money where the school could afford to hire a few extra people to sort out the logistics and planning of all of the requests, and even with random roommates, cliques still did exist. In defense of the school, however, they were right that the random assignments did lead to some unlikely friendships. For instance, there was no way that Victoria would have ever humored Natalya Volkova with a second glance had she not been forced to room with her, and see that she was actually a decent (if not more than decent) human being during her sophomore year. Even with her own personal experience to back up the schools claims, when Victoria arrived at her dormitory around one o'clock, and was told that she would be in dorm 2B, she wasn't so sure that she would have a perfect year, upon finding the names of her roommates taped on a sheet of paper outside the dorm room's main door. Sheets of paper just like that were stuck along all of the dorm rooms on the floor, as a way of helping students find their exact room, if they had forgotten what the people at the front desk below had told them. Victoria was the first to arrive at her dorm, which meant that she had first pick of a bedroom, and was able to say her goodbyes to her mother without any of her roommates being present. Though she wasn't embarrassed of being close with her mother, she was glad to have those few minuets without any disturbances, especially because she knew she probably wasn't going to see the woman again until Thanksgiving. Their Beverly Hills home was currently undergoing extensive renovations, which meant that she and Victoria's father were once again living full time in New York. It wasn't completely tragic, given that Tori liked the Crossroads campus and had many friends with homes in the area if she wanted a break from her dorm for a weekend, luckily.

She spent the forty-five minutes after her mother left, with her bedroom door shut and locked, as she worked on rearranging all of her things, and making the space feel as homey as possible. Since her car was being delivered from New York, where she had kept it all summer, and likely wouldn't arrive until at least Tuesday, she was considering joining in on the trip to Target tonight with her classmates. She easily could have requested a ride from a friend, but sometimes the school outings were fun, even if they were something as simple and mundane as a trip to Target. Over that time period of decorating, she heard lots of foot traffic and conversation outside of her door, which signaled that at least one of her two roommates had moved in. Thankfully, the suite consisting of four bedrooms was only currently going to be occupied by three people, which meant one less roommate to have to deal with. It was likely that within the next few days, someone who had claimed that they wanted to commute, would opt for boarding instead, and the room would be taken, but for now, Victoria was content. She wasn't worried about having Charlotte Arnault as a roommate, because she was familiar with her. She was a bit bothered by her, given her close ties to the rebels, and how she had blatantly chosen that clique over the royals, a move that had personally taken a jab at Tori's pride, but she knew what to expect from Charlotte. Out of the Arnaults, she was definitely Victoria's least favorite, but she was still familiar. She knew far less about the other girl, Illiana Brahms, but supposed that not knowing much about her was probably a good thing. It meant that she wasn't someone who was going to cause trouble, or get in her way. Still curious, though, once her room was in order, she headed out of it, with her bath towels and bath items in hand, on a quest to stock the bathroom closest to her with it. If there were only going to be three girls in the dorm room for now, she was set on having her own bathroom, and allowing the other two girls to share. She had gotten there first, it was only fair, she reasoned, though the pleasant smile on her face as she entered the common areas, portrayed a less selfish attitude.

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After setting up her things in the bathroom, Victoria heard something going on outside of the dormitory apartment. The inside of the dormitory sounded silent, so she assumed that that meant that Charlotte and Illiana, her two roommates, were not inside. Figuring that it was one of them struggling to open the door, she decided to be a good person and open it up for them herself, but when she pulled the front door open, she found that it was actually their dorm advisor, Holly, outside. The blonde smiled at Victoria, and after the expected greetings, which whenever involving Holly, always included a prolonged hug, Holly explained that she was actually only over here because she had been swapping the old roommate sheet that was on their door, with a new one. Apparently, there had been a mix-up with the original rooming arrangements, and that extra bedroom in their suite was going to be filled immediately, by Amelia Ortega. The idea of having to share the suite with one more person dampened Tori's mood, even though it was something that was to be expected, given that it was a four bedroom suite, but Tori didn't let the disappointment show on her face. She maintained her cheerful disposition until she and Holly had finished exchanging pleasantries, and just before she could shut the dorm room door, she spotted Juliette headed straight towards her.

"Finally!" she squealed, her first reaction to seeing the girl being a tight embrace. She noticed the bothered look on Juliette's face as soon as she had gotten close enough, but she decided not to reference it right away. She was too glad that she was being reunited with her best friend, who she loved enough that only three or four weeks apart, since they had last seen each other in New York, had felt like an eternity. "I'm all moved in, some I'm totally ready to catch up. I guess your sister's not here, and I'm pretty sure that Illiana and Amelia, who I'm supposed to share this place with, aren't here either, so we can stay here. Who are you rooming with by the way, though?" It wasn't surprising that Victoria had spent her time, since arriving at Crossroads, focusing on herself and only herself. In her defense, it would have been impossible for her to have been of any help to the whole Juliette-drama situation, if she knew that she had boxes upon boxes of unpacked things in her room, waiting for her. Now that she was settled in, she was ready to socialize, and not just with Juliette. As she led the girl inside, she texted Nolan, Emmett and Seth, in a group chat saying, "My boys better find me at the barbecue later! No excuses ;)".

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Nolan was still outside when he was approached by a pair of people who he normally would have walked right by without thinking twice about. After leaving his sisters and mother outside of the senior girls' dormitory building, Nolan had headed over to the boys' one, but had gotten sidetracked outside of it, as he spoke to some guys from the baseball team. They were just leaving his side when Illiana and Ian approached, and though Nolan knew Ian from classes and liked him from what he knew, they weren't friendly enough where he would have imagined that the guy would have just wanted to strike up a random conversation. When Ian began to speak, though, it made more sense. "I think we were supposed to, but the rooming situation got switched up or something. I don't know why, but when I moved my stuff in earlier, your name was crossed off of our sheet. Apparently I'm just rooming with my boy Emmett, some dude I forget the name of... and some dude named Jax. I'm not sure where they put you, but the new dorm adviser... Brian, I think his name is, should be able to help you if you don't see your name on any of the doors up there," he shrugged.

Just as Illiana reached for her phone, Nolan did the same, and he soon realized that it wasn't just coincidental that they had gotten notifications at the same time. The start-of-school games were kicking off, and the seniors were playing Assassin. That sounded cool, and with Victoria as his target, Nolan was all the more ready to play. Claiming that he had a crush on the Queen Bee might have been pushing it a little bit, but that was only because Nolan didn't think that Tori was into him like that, and therefore, hadn't allowed himself to consider liking her in that manner. He had tried to hook up with her multiple times over the past few years and had always been shut down, so it only seemed logical to believe that she didn't have the major crush on him, that she actually did have. With a smile on his face now, he answered the group chat with Emmett and Seth, saying, "So... I'm on the lookout for Tori with this game, which means that if any of you idiots have me and assassinate me before I can get to her, I'll kill you... outside of the game". He was only joking and the boys probably knew that, but he wasn't going to hide his interest in being able to one-up the Queen Bee today. And he was serious, in a sense, that he wasn't going to let himself get taken out, before taking her out. Illiana's exit was a strange one, and as it raised a few red flags in Nolan's mind, he looked back up in suspicion. However, he brushed it off as her just being an odd girl. He didn't know her very well, but being quirky didn't seem like a far fetched assumption of her personality.

He dismissed the idea of her being his assassin just as quickly as the thought came into his head, and looked back to Ian. "So, yeah, man, looks like we're not gonna be dorming together but I'm sure I'll see you around. Maybe we'll end up in the same English class this year again, and hey, I'm throwing a party at my place tomorrow. I can't remember if you've ever come before, but my family owns a vacation house ten minutes away or so, and my sisters and I are hosting a little kickoff to the school year. There's gonna be lots of booze, so make sure you're good with Ubering back to campus, but yeah, come check it out if you're around tomorrow night," he offered, before turning to head into his dormitory building. He looked back a second later though, being more playful now, though it was possible that the lack of seriousness in his words wouldn't show through to someone like Ian, who didn't know him very well. "And if they give you a problem at the door, just tell 'em you're on my guest list. That should get you in." Of course, this wasn't some high end club that they were going to with bouncers and a guest list that needed to be adhered to, so Nolan was only kidding. However, he wouldn't doubt that Juliette would probably have some words for him if she found out that he was inviting C-listers. Juliette had already attempted to ban Charlotte and her friends from coming over, so he knew that adding a nerd to the list wouldn't make tensions any less than they already were, but... oh well. She would never have to know that he was the one being a good guy and inviting good people like Ian.

Since he was heading into the boys' dormitory now too, it would have made sense for him to just head up with Ian, but his thoughts had already moved on from the guy, as he now tried to formulate a plan to take out Victoria. He had a text waiting from her on his phone too, and though it had been sent as a group chat, he decided to text her back privately. "I'll definitely see you at the barbecue... but a tip since we're friends... watch your back around Hilliker ;)". It was an attempt at throwing her off from believing that he had her, and just to cover his ass, he texted Emmett separately too saying, "If anyone asks, you've got Tori as your target... aka sorry for giving you even less of a chance at getting a piece of that ass today". The text probably wasn't necessary, given that it only took another two minutes for Nolan to be inside their dorm room, and then pushing open the door of Emmett's bedroom. "So, for show, you have Tori, but who do you have for real? And like I said, if it's me, man, I'll fucking murder you if you try any shit before I get my hands on her," he said with a smirk, though a raise of his eyebrows at the last part, as if to express his seriousness.

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Character Portrait: Natalya Volkova Character Portrait: Emmett Hilliker Character Portrait: Nolan Arnault Character Portrait: Jax Character Portrait: Victoria Hearst Character Portrait: Seth Werner
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Seth had fallen asleep in the car on his way to move in day. As it was senior year, his parents were over the whole dropping him off at school thing, and had sent him in a town car. It was midday, and the drive wasn't that long since Seth lives in California in the first place. It takes about 2 hours still. He hadn't even noticed his phone buzzing from various text messages. He unlocked his phone and decided reading them from most to least important. He opened Emmett's to start,
"who's free?"
which was sent to him and Nolan in a group message.
The town car began pulling into the campus, so he responded to the group saying, "Just got here, where should I find u 2?"
After being dropped off he headed over to find his room assignment, and pulled up the next text. "My boys better find me at the barbecue later! No excuses ;)"
He smiled a little to himself, Amelia was a pretty good friend of his. She was gorgeous, smart, and not afraid to get what she wants. He texted her back separately, "Of course! Actually need to talk to u if we get a chance there.". Because although most boys have fallen head over heels for the Queen, he had his eyes on her best friend. Not really sure how to handle it, nor did he know how much Nolan would mind, he figured best advice would come from Victoria, who he trusted well enough to seek help from.
Finding his room he saw no one had come yet, but so far it was two other people he didn't really know. Oh well he thought, throwing his things on a bed and sitting on the edge. Next text. "Yo I just got the confirmation from my liquor guy. Four kegs and about 30 bottles of assorted liquors. Think that's enough for the entire senior class plus the extras? Also, Sophia was asking if she should be cooking or if you still wanted to have that barbecue place cater. Oh and the pool has been cleaned and everything, should be all set! Am I forgetting something?" Natalya, along with another reading "I suggest just making this easier on yourself and coming to me before I come looking for you. Of course, I'd enjoy the latter much more so your choice."
He responded simply, "Sounds like enough to me. What's good with music?" He figured Nat would know a rebel who could be the DJ or something. Weary of her second text after the assassin list had just come out, he decided to ignore the second half of her text.



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The night before his first day of school, Jax had some business to take care of. It was a simple deal, but an important one. And Jax didn't fuck things like this up. The man hadn't paid what he owed, so Jax was going to teach him a lesson so to speak.
Maybe it was a bit reckless, but Jax had a tendency to be cruel when he was on the job. He hadn't even beaten down the idiot with the intent of mugging him. Jax had beaten him down because...well, he was a idiot, and Jax liked beating down idiot, as well as every other kind of person. But this dude clearly deserved the ass-kicking. He was one of those... lowlifes. The man was in a somewhat cheap suit, hair slicked back with grease, large rings on his fingers, and kind of a creepy moustache. Classic lowlife. When he was done, Jax figured--fuck it. He was already down for the count, he might as well milk the situation for all it was worth, which he gladly did, ending up with three hundred and fifty bucks. Not bad.
He slept well that night, pretending he didn't need have a mission of watching his childhood friend like a fuckin' babysitter.
The next morning however, he felt the reality sink in. Moving into the dumb-fuck preppy rich kid asshole school full of a bunch of kids who didn't know the least bit about the real world outside of mommy and daddy's big business and who kissed who last weekend. He sure as hell didn't want to be there, but at least there was a slight bright side. He did get to see Nat again. And yet, even then, he had to pretend he didn't know her. Which he found pretty stupid, having to come to the school to watch her but not interact with her. Would've been more productive to just have him stalk her, not even enrol in this bullshit education. But, networking is nice and these kids have money to spend on party drugs. Which Jax didn't really fuck with, but enjoyed making money off of.
Instead of bringing a whole suitcase, he had one backpack. Most of his things had been shipped to Nat's place, which she had probably hidden in some closet in case of any house guests, so all he really had was a back pack, a pistol, and a good amount of cash. He took a taxi to the closest motorcycle store, and decided he'd get himself a new bike. Since he'd left his main one in New York, he figured he'd treat himself on this dreadful morning.
Arriving at Kingdom Preppy-Fucks, rode up and found a spot for his bike closer to his dorm area. He hopped off, taking his helmet off but leaving his sunglasses on, and made his way to his room, reminiscing in his glory of the night before.
His boots crunched against the loose bits of cement-sand on the clean paved sidewalk as he trudged along, chest puffed out and face fixed into the sneer of a man who knew that every living thing around him was little more than a massive annoyance--in other words, Jax walked along as he usually did, his thin yet muscular, tattooed arms, bare to the warmth of the late California summer sun, swinging carelessly at his side. Not a bad haul, considering he didn't even intend on it, he reminded himself proudly. And they always tell him 'oh Jax, you can't go around hating everybody just for existing', he mocked in his head, even though he was pretty sure nobody had ever straight up told him that. Well would ya look at that, he just got three hundred and fifty bucks out of going around hating everybody just for existing. That would shut those non-existent protesters the fuck up.
It was then that he checked his phone, which displayed a text for Nat.
"Hey how was your trip down? Hope Viktor hasn't been bossing you around too much. Anyways see you around school. Maybe we could meet up somewhere after school tomorrow and catch up? Haven't seen you since the beginning of summer break before I went to my grandparent's house.
He grimaced. He hated texting. Reluctantly he responded anyway, "It was fine. Things have been running smoothly. We can meet at your house tomorrow. I will be discrete."
He's generally a blunt texter, and comes off a bit like that when he speaks as well, depending on the situation.
Finding his room, he entered hearing two other voices in one of the bedrooms, so he passed it without glancing in, already knowing he probably wouldn't be interested in knowing them, and took an empty bedroom, shutting the door behind him. Looking out his window he saw people gathering for a "barbecue". He'd gotten information on this event and one for the game assassin. Which he didn't plan on participating in. He didn't even see it being an issue because it was generally known he was the son of a hierarchy mob member, and most people would keep their distance. Little did he know his killer is one of the few people who isn't afraid of him.

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Emmett had distracted himself with a game of Candy Crush after sending his text messages, so he was pleasantly surprised when the scented of grilling meats wafted up to his window. Either they were starting to set up for the barbecue or someone was finally cooking the meat. Either way, his stomach was in no way arguing with the idea of food being on the table some time soon and he was about to go explore that possibility when his Iphone 5S pinged, pausing his game and forcing Emmett to take in the message from Victoria. It made him grin, though he was glad that neither Nolan nor Seth were there to witness the goofy expression that formed on his face. It was one thing to have such a longstanding crush on Victoria Hearst. After all this time, the most logical course of action would be to simply learn to get over it...which was easier said than done. As much as Emmett tired himself out with swimming lap after lap in the pool or even going on sprints around the outskirts of the campus, there was no distracting himself from how utterly captivated by Tori he was. It was unfair to himself, really, especially when she had Nolan having flirted with her for just as long as Emmett's feelings had existed. The difference though, he always had to bitterly acknowledge, was that Nolan was the one who stood a chance. That alone should have been enough to rid him of the pesky butterflies that emerged at being called one of her "boys." It just didn't. Luckily, he possibly had Seth to distract himself with soon, at least for some time.

To: Tori
Sounds like u missed us or sumthing, queenie lol? C u soon

To: Seth
Mi room. Omw

With his next course of action on his mind, Emmett hopped up off of his lazy sprawl and stretched, still feeling the soreness from working earlier and then packing and unpacking on his own, rolling his neck clockwise, then counter-clockwise. Sighing, Emmett was just about to head towards his bedroom door when he heard what could have been movement on the other side. By the time he even received Nolan's text, the guy in question was opening Emmett's door and futilely, Emmett glanced at his phone to read exactly what Nolan was telling him. "You're the worst roll dog ever," Emmett remarked on a guffaw, shaking his head as the laughter shook his frame, "just so you know." Amused, Emmett switched to his Facebook app, finally noticing the notification he had ignored earlier for the game to see the name he had been messaged. "Uh I've got...Illiana? Who's that again?" It was probably unfair that Emmett couldn't even bother to know someone in his graduating class, but it wasn't like their class was small. He wasn't good with remembering names and if he couldn't get a grasp of the name, the face meant nothing. Which didn't help his cause, if he was planning on at least attempting to win the game. The idea of a prize egged on his competitive side and winning on the first night of being back sounded like a great start to a school year.


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"Yeah, Charlotte's across the hall," Juliette acknowledged, doing her best to resist making that come out as a grumble. She was trying to lose the bad mood that she was in, she really was, and though seeing Tori made that easier, being reminded of her horrible rooming situation didn't. "I got the worst roommates I could possibly get. It makes no sense that they put Charlotte in this room, and me in that room, but I'm with Jazmyn Clarke, Michaela Vaughn, and Natalya Volkova. AKA, the perfect group of people to make me want to kill myself." She followed Victoria into the suite, pleased that no one else was here. Illiana was no prize either, but Juliette actually liked Amelia, so she was sure that Victoria (and Charlotte) had gotten the better room assignment, at least compared to her. It only aided in her seemingly always present idea of the world being out to get her.

Victoria had not been at the country club the night of Juliette's kiss with Jazmyn, but she had heard about it. Thankfully, it had come from Juliette herself, and no one else in addition to that, which meant that it was still a secret. Had anyone outside of Juliette, Jazmyn, and Jazmyn's immediate group of friends known, than Victoria would have also heard about it from countless other A-listers and B-list wannabes who thought the gossip would win them a spot on her good side. Like Charlotte, Victoria had been quick to villify Jazmyn for the encounter, even though Juliette had never specifically expressed that she disliked, or had even objected to the kiss. Victoria didn't consider herself to be homophobic, but she wasn't as tolerant as she liked to think that she was. It wasn't so much the idea of Juliette kissing a girl that bothered her, but how it had apparently went down. For one, kissing a rebel was intolerable in its own right, and then beyond that, doing it in a spur of the moment, drunken and thoughtless way, made Victoria feel like it was embarrassing and tacky. She wanted to believe that Juliette had been sloppy drunk during it, and that Jazmyn was some sex-crazed social climber who took advantage of Juliette, not that Juliette had purposely done something that Tori felt was harmful to her reputation. With that in mind, she wasn't pleased to hear that Juliette was stuck rooming with Jazmyn, especially when two other rebels were also included in the suite. Michaela Vaughn was the sheer definition of trouble, and Victoria almost trusted her less than Jazmyn. It might have been surprising, judging on appearances alone, but Natalya was the one out of the three that Victoria actually trusted the most, and just before she received her Facebook group notification, she sent the blonde rebel a text message.

To: Natalya
Hey Nat. I hope your summer was fun :). I heard Juliette is one of your roommates this year?

After their sophomore year ended, and Victoria and Natalya were no longer roommates, they lost that shared need to interaction, and their friendship fizzled out on that level. However, they were still friendly enough in public, so Victoria didn't feel weird for starting up a conversation with Natalya out of the blue, since she felt it would be more appropriate to approach her need for Natalya to be tolerant of Juliette in a more casual and civil manner, than just demanding she do so. She didn't bother telling Juliette that she was doing this, mostly because she didn't want Juliette to get more worked up over who she was rooming with, than she already seemed to be. "It can't be that bad, Jules! If anything, you can sleepover here whenever you want, but I'm sure it'll all work out. It always does, right? And worse comes to worse, you tell Holly that Jazmyn's sexually harassing you. You could probably add Michaela into that complaint too, I'm sure they'd easily believe you, and we could rid the school of those two nuisances that easily." That wasn't the most realistic solution to the problem, but halfway through her comments, Victoria's attention had shifted from Juliette, and to the Facebook message she received. Her target was Ian Butler, someone who she was familiar with on a matching the name to a face basis, but not in a personal sense. He would be an easy target, she told herself, so she relaxed at that, a small smile coming to her face, before her phone beeped with a message from Nolan, and then one in the group chat from Emmett. Though Nolan appeared to be the one being helpful, she left his unanswered, and instead, only texted Emmett back, but in a private text, rather than in the group.

To: Emmett
Actually, if our friendship is important to you, you better stay away from me at the barbecue Image At least as long as you have a post it in your hand

But seriously, you're not allowed to get me Image Not until we're the only two left!


"I have Ian Butler, and your brother claims that Emmett has me. Who do you have?" she asked Juliette, as she sat down on the couch in the common area of her suite, sliding her sandals off and curling her legs up onto the space beside her. The barbecue would probably be starting soon, and Victoria was hungry, but she wasn't that hungry where she wanted to be the first to show up... at least not until she got confirmation that Emmett wasn't going to try anything while she was innocently getting food.

"Emmett," Juliette said, and that was news to her too, because she was only just reading her Assassin assignment right then as she spoke. Emmett was an A-lister like her, so finding him wasn't going to be as challenging as she thought Victoria's assignment of Ian would be, but that didn't mean that she didn't want help in doing it. "You know Emmett would take a bullet for you. Help me trap him! Tell him you're choking and need mouth-to-mouth or something, and then when he comes racing up here, I'll get him out!" As dramatic and emotional as Juliette could be, she was just as easily excitable, and at first glance, this game sounded like just what she needed to get her mind off of the stress, and on to the fun. She would probably lose the thrill of it in a few hours, if she even lasted that long, so she wasn't aiming to win, but she also didn't want to lose without at least eliminating one person. That would just be embarrassing, she thought, especially if Victoria seemed like she was interested in playing.

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Victoria laughed at Juliette's suggestion for how she could get Emmett out. It was sad in a way, and wrong too, that Victoria knew Emmett had a crush on her, and allowed it to still exist. Obviously, she wasn't Cupid, and she couldn't magically zap the crush away, but she definitely could have done more to show him that they were better as friends, and would remain that way forever... and she hadn't. She loved Emmett in a friend kind of way, she really did, so she wasn't completely taking advantage of him to a point where their relationship was merely existent for her own benefit, but there was certainly a part of Victoria that got a thrill out of knowing that someone was devoted to her. "I guess we could try that, but your brother's telling me that Emmett has me, so if I get knocked out of this game right away, trying to do you a favor, then you're really going to owe me one, Jules." Her texts to Emmett, warning him that he wasn't allowed to get her out right away had already been sent, so she felt secure enough to agree with at least attempting to help lure Emmett in, for Juliette's benefit. If nothing else, she was glad that her best friend seemed excited to play the game this year. In years past, it had always been hit or miss. Holly had always been a good resident adviser, and knew how to get the kids involved in a way that wasn't too cheesy, but still... especially in their younger years, that need to seem "cool and uninterested" was still strong, and the games made Tori feel babyish. By now, she was secure in believing that her influence was strong enough that the entire A-list crowd would play if she did, so she wasn't worrying about that. And though she wasn't planning on playing to win, if she made it that far, she would put the effort in.

Illiana walked into the suite then, and though in her defense, she did seem to be in her own little world, Victoria took offense to the girl walking straight into her bedroom without even greeting them. She wasn't expecting Illiana to curtsy in her presence, as if she were a real Queen or something, but a simple "hello" would have been nice. Victoria was petty enough to decide that if the other girl wasn't going to say hello, than neither was she, even if Illiana's part in it truly had been as innocent as her just not noticing the other two girls sitting in the common area of their room. "We should head down there now, anyway," Victoria decided, matter-of-factly. "I'm hungry, and Taylor and the other girls are already waiting for us at a table down there." She didn't really need to bring her bag, given that all she needed was her phone, so once she was up from the couch, she only headed into her bedroom for a moment to fetch a stack of pink Post-It notes from her desk. She pulled off a small stack of them for herself, and handed an equal amount for Juliette. "Just to be safe," she said. "And if anyone lunges at you, just pretend to lunge back at them and make them think that you have them too. I guess I'm safe enough knowing that Emmett has me, but watch my back just in case, kay?" she said, already starting towards the dorm room's front door.

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As Natalya shut her door behind her she tossed her helmet and purse onto her bed and collapsed next to them with a huff. Staring at her ceiling Natalya realized that she had yet to speak to Amelia since she had arrived in California. Pulling out her phone she clicked over to her messenger app and was about to type out a text to Amelia when her phone chimed and Jax's message popped up on her screen. Clicking over to it Natalya read it over and then started typing out a response only for her phone to chime again. "Well aren't I popular..." Natalya muttered to herself as she saw the text was from the queen bee herself.

To: Jaxy
Jax no one is going to be coming over to my house after the first day of school. My friends only come over on the weekends so you can just walk in the from door. Make sure you're nice to Sophia if you get there before me, she's the housekeeper.

To: My Bitch
Lia wtf you at? I haven't heard from you at all since I got back. Bout to go smoke with Mickey and Lottie. What about you?

To: M&M
Fuck yeah, That's exactly what I need right now.

To: Queenie
Heh, yeah. If only for your sake I won't start anything. But if she decides to open her mouth and start something, I'll finish it.
Oh, by the way Seth and me have a kegger planned for Saturday. I'm sure he's already spread the word among the A-Listers but if not you and Julie can are invited. It's a pool party so bring a bathing suit.


Natalya shoved herself up after she sent the last text and then grabbed her purse. Looking around her room she let a small smile cross her features. She had been able to make the room quite personalized. Everything but the bed had been removed and Natalya had brought all her own things, including an entertainment system, amps, and decorations. Satisfied with observation of the room she walked out and headed out, shutting the door behind her. Just as she shut the door her phone chimed and she let out a huff. Pulling her phone back out she saw that Seth had responded and a wicked grin came onto her face.

To: Party Boy
Okay, guess I'm coming for you. Btw, you didn't answer my question. Is Sophia cooking or did you book the catering? Oh and I think Mickey might have a friend who can DJ for us. She has connections with the all the best of the local guys.

Natalya pressed send and then muted her phone, not wanting to have to listen to all the responses coming in. Looking around she realized that she didn't know what room Mickey and Charlotte were in and called out the first thing that popped into her head. "Marco!" Pausing Nat cocked her head to the side and listened for a response.