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Jake Desai

"You're not no one until you've been talked about."

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a character in “The Return of Gossip Girl: A New Era.”, as played by Girl2Fine2

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{❝But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, And make them come true.❞}
~ D. H. Lawrence


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Say Something: A Great Big World || A Drop in the Ocean: Ron Pope || In My Veins: Andrew Belle {Main Theme Song} || Moonshine: Bruno Mars」




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|{Name}|
"It's a long story and one that I'd prefer not to tell you. I kinda have an acute phobia of people prying into my personal life."
Aatmik Baldev Chandresh Asan
Jacob Aatmik Desai

|{Nicknames}|
Desai {Mostly for those too lazy to remember his first name}, Jake {Shorter variant of name}, Aladdin {Well, some people are just born assholes}

|{Age}|
17

|{Gender}|
Male

|{Sexuality}|
Bisexual

|{Date | Place of Birth}|
September 24th, 1997 | Brooklyn, NY

|{Nationality}|
Indian-American

|{Label}|
The Opportunist




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|{Childhood Life}|
Pretty much, Jake is the spawn of nobodies. And these are his words, to be honest. You see, his father is a stock broker and his mother is a very good painter and curator for one of the pretty high ranking museums, so there's a decent money flow. But when it comes to being known like some of the richer kids in the school? Well, he's not blessed in that department. And yeah, he's kinda bitter about it. It feels like he's missing out on something great and his parents' economic statuses aren't making it exactly easy.

Has he nurtured this shallow mindset? Yes. In fact, Jake doesn't even go by his actual name because he was teased so badly. Because his parents divorced three years back and the only times he sees his Dad is when the man wants to act like a father, he doesn't like claiming it. So, combining those two issues and the fact that his mother went back to her maiden name and you have a guy who is pretty much trying to not to be associated with the loser he was known as when he was younger. Not that he's particularly popular now, but his mother's new clientele has landed them invites to a few luncheons, tea parties, and almost all of the rich socialites he knows goes to the museum openings and receptions. Maybe he'll get lucky.

|{High School Career}|
Let's see, how would you define loser? Oh, you look for Jacob Desai's face. No, this is serious. When he first started middle school, he was teased relentlessly for the somewhat shaggy hairstyle that made him look like Aladdin, his full name and the fact that teachers could not pronounce it, and his glasses. So, he's been pretty much on the bottom of the social ladder. However, sophomore year was when he made an effort. He convinced his mother to let him get a haircut and contact lenses even though he hates them. He started helping the more popular students with assignments and well, they don't pick on him anymore and they aren't always as...rude as before. So, yay to accomplishment!




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|{Good Personality Traits}|
Intelligent| Kind| Cautious| Easy-going| Good listener

|{Bad Personality Traits}|
Pushover| Stubborn| Reserved| Deceitful| Proud

|{Personality}|
At his core, Jacob is definitely a likeable guy. Passionate and caring, he has a set goal in life and works every day in order to achieve it. He builds on his craft and is obviously one who is more inclined to follow the rules. He doesn't stray too far from the right path because, to be completely honest, he might be completely overwhelmed by the darkness. But, as some who are not as privileged as others, he is not without his weaknesses and one of those is this deep, innate desire to have what he does not have: popularity. And he wants it something fierce.

Jake wants to be known. He wants to not be that kid who spent his entire childhood and high school career allowing himself to be trampled on by the elite and the powerful. No, he wants to be ONE of them. And if that means he has to play the role of the dutiful "homework buddy" or the "coffee guy," then these are sacrifices he is willing to make. He can play the good guy very well; it's who he is. But that doesn't mean he is always doing kind deeds for the good of doing them. He wants something and he can be a pretty good person to talk to when needed. If he's seen as reliable - if he's useful - then he's accepted and needed. And therefore, he is in. Despite his reserves, you can probably easily convince Jake to do a lot of things he wouldn't normally do on his own. He does tend to withdraw into himself, especially when he doesn't want to admit when he is wrong or when he cannot handle a situation, but it's only because he doesn't want to seem weak. He wants to be in a better position than the one he is in now and if that means sucking it up and playing nice with the same people who picked on him when they were younger, then so be it. He'll be a famous movie director one day; they'll still be living off of Daddy.




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|{Greatest Joys in Life}|
β˜…His Canon EOS 60D 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera β˜…The filming process {Even if it drives him absolutely crazy} β˜…The idea of making the kind of films he wants to see β˜…Summer breaks and week-ends β˜…Being acknowledged for his good work β˜…Seeing a finished project β˜…Cinema

|{Greatest Fears}|
ΓΈNever being able to make a name for himself ΓΈTight and dark enclosed spaces {Claustrophobia} ΓΈSexual abuse ΓΈFading into the background forever ΓΈDeath, despite its inevitability ΓΈBecoming insignificant ΓΈLosing his mom or disappointing her

|{Life Philosophy}|
Jake doesn't follow some creed set in stone by some celebrity or by someone with critical acclaim. No, he's...well, he likes to think he does things his own way sometimes. You know, the whole "work for what you want" thing. He won't let anyone coin themselves for giving him that mentality. Then again, he's not really following it as much as he want, so it's just a tad bit complicated.




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|{Likes}|
❀Most teas, though his favorite is jasmine chai ❀Films, mostly all genres ❀The filming process ❀Writing and directing ❀English, especially creative writing classes ❀Iced green tea ❀London Film School {His first choice} ❀Art exhibits ❀Waffles ❀Ice cream sandwiches ❀Riding his bike ❀Hot dogs ❀Having sex ❀Green apples ❀Bingeing on Netflix ❀Meat Lover's pizza ❀Kissing, hugging, and cuddling {Secretly, of course} ❀Autumn weather ❀Reading



|{Dislikes}|
✘Caviar ✘Most vegetables, particularly celery and broccoli ✘Some of these mainstream artists ✘Films with plot holes or inconsistent writing ✘Bad CPG ✘Talking to someone he's attracted to {He's awkward} ✘The thought of coming out to his mom ✘Black tie events ✘Bullies or unnecessarily mean people ✘Most privileged people ✘White chocolate ✘Wearing bright colors ✘Being called "Aladdin' ✘Writer's block ✘Lyrics with no real meaning ✘Dancing {Unless it's slow dancing, which he's decent at}




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Father| Baldev Asan| 45| Living
At this point, you can say that they're estranged. Jake has pretty much denounced his ties to his father anyway. Not that Baldev doesn't try. He wants to be in his son's life, but Jake is so obsessed with the idea of gaining popularity and not being associated with the loserdom by which he was secluded that he doesn't really care at this point. It's not to say that he hates his father. He doesn't. If he sat down and actually thought about it, he probably could say he loves him. They talk on the phone every now and then and out of obligation, Vivienne forces them to have some bi-weekly get-together, whether that means going to the park with drinks from a nearby cafΓ© or sitting for lunch.

Mother| Vivienne Desai| 43| Living
Vivienne has no qualm against being the parent in this family and she is as strict as they come. She's also against Jake's whole quest for popularity, which has led to a few clashes as of lately. But at the end of the day, Jake knows that his mother is looking out for him and he loves her immensely for that. He genuinely would sit down and vent all of his frustrations to her, and attends most of her art events out of interest and support. They're always talking, even on those times when they don't want to talk. He really respects his mother's opinions above anyone else's.




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|{Build | Height}|
Jake is rather slender and lithe, not overly muscular.| 5'8

|{Hair Color}|
Jet-black

|{Eye Color}|
A very dark brown color

|{Distinguishing Marks}|
Are the glasses distinguishing enough? No? Oh, ok. Tattoos: one, two, three, four & five.

|{Style}|
Jacob is always taking the time to craft his outfits, especially given the budget his mother has allowed him. So, he's developed a very casual style with a hint of a natural swagger with his collection of scarves and beanies. He definitely is a denim and flannel type of guy, though it's not implausible to catch him in leather. He actually likes wearing his glasses outside of school and fancies wearing a hat every now and then. But, as a lot of his classmates have pointed out, none of his items of clothing are expensive or from designer brands. The uniforms help when he's not feeling like dressing out.

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So begins...

Jake Desai's Story

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Character Portrait: Raven Summers Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Persephone Soung Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Vivienne Hudson Character Portrait: Hazel Crown Character Portrait: Jake Desai Character Portrait: Carter Preston Character Portrait: Colin Clay Character Portrait: Daphne Peterson Character Portrait: Lyric Overland Character Portrait: Sydney Vale Character Portrait: Lacey Cartier-Porter Character Portrait: Sebastian Arendale Character Portrait: Vincent Mast Character Portrait: Sebastian Jardine Jr.
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| Good morning Upper East Siders, it's Gossip Goddess, logging on |
It's the first day back after Summer break, and we all know what that means, start sharpening those pencils - Or should I say, start sharpening those claws and get ready for some major cat fights. School is rife with drama here at Saint Judes boy's and Constance Billard girl's school. Only the wealthiest and most beautiful people will survive, nobody cares if you've got an IQ higher than Einstein if you're not filthy rich, you're irrelevant.

The back-to-school mixer should prove interesting, let's see which of you is lucky enough to get on my radar,
Let's have some fun this year, shall we?

See you soon,
Gossip Goddess xo

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Character Portrait: Persephone Soung Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Vivienne Hudson Character Portrait: Jake Desai Character Portrait: Daphne Peterson
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"And I thought I was the drama queen! Are you done yet, Esmee?" Sienna inquired pleadingly, her expression exasperated. After getting dressed herself, she went to check on Esmeralda only to find her younger sister tossing her third outfit back into the now messy closet. She had even contended to looting Sienna's closet in search of the perfect first day outfit, despite Sienna's insistence that the first three tries were pretty damn fabulous.

"Sorry, not all of us wake up flawless, okay?" Esmee retorted before settling on the very nice high-waisted leather skirt and deep red top that really brought a sense of sensuality to her olive complexion and brown eyes. Her dark curly hair, much like Sienna's natural hair color, was shoulder length and fell in very tightly coiled curls. She was glowering at her older sister as she slipped into some very tasteful heels.
Despite their closeness, it was very much evident to Sienna that her sister was going through some image problems. It might have something to do with Sienna's popularity and the fact that Esmee was trying so hard to come up with an image without her big sister's help. But everyone knew that no one would forget that Esmee was Sienna's little sister and that wasn't going to change, even after Sienna graduated. Without even making a move, Sienna allowed her sister to unravel her braid and her luscious locks tumbled down her back. Esmee only offered a, β€œThe braids ruin the outfit,” before grabbing her own bag.

"Well, hurry up before mom wakes up. The last thing I need is some speech about images or a dinner date with Vincent's parents." One part of the summer consisted of Sienna's mother reminding her that just because she and Vincent were no longer dating, it didn't mean that the friendship between their families should change. In a way, she was right. Sienna thought of Vincent's mother as another mother and their closeness wasn't something she could just choose to forget about. But she also knew that this was her mother's way to somehow get the two back together. Like that would ever happen, she mentally told herself. However, a deeper part of her mind retorted that - if given the right circumstances - she probably would. Not that she wanted to be thinking of this or him at a moment like this.

Grabbing Esmee before she could decide that she wanted to change again, Sienna made her way back down the stairs, shaking her head in amusement as Ric tried to beat Alfonso in another game. The girls walked into the kitchen, smiling at Tamara who was busy finishing a stack of pancakes for the boys. They didn't real need her around as much since they all knew how to cook something to some degree, well Sienna didn't, but she was going to keep that to herself. The best she could do was a bowl of cereal or toast with butter and jelly.

"Eating anything?" Tamara asked and while Sienna definitely chose to grab the delicious and freshly baked muffins that Tamara had made, Esmee decided upon an apple and a bottle of water. Sienna couldn't lie. She loved food and eating was just something she loved to do. Besides, the dance classes she helped at for charity and her constantly being on the move kept her metabolism high and her body unable to gain more than one or two pounds. She also filled two to-go mugs with sweet iced tea, one for herself and another for Vivienne. They even had a mug reserved specifically for the gorgeous blonde that was pretty much a part of the family.

"You can fake all you want," Sienna said as she carefully placed the two muffins in a small little bag before putting them in her new purse. "But I'm hungry." Esmee made a face and Sienna planted a huge kiss on her cheek. She then grinned at Tamara. "Thanks, see you when we get back." After a promise to be good, the sisters were off, eagerly talking about their wishes for the new school year.

A few blocks away, Jake Desai sat in a very prominent Upper East Side cafe. He was never that much of a fan of Starbucks, only ever drinking there on occasion. Instead, he favored these smaller but privately-owned businesses with their own special recipes and brands of coffee beans and tea leaves. His favorite tea, which he was currently nursing in a nicely sized mug, was the piquant yet sweetened flavor of chai mixed with milk and a bit of honey. Unlike some of the other students, he actually did live in Brooklyn and the commute here was never something he enjoyed. However, his mother wanted to stop by the cafe on the way to her museum and said workplace was close to his current location, so why not? He hurriedly dressed, escorted the older woman, and was currently working on the edits to his script for his short film.

Jake didn't really need to be all the way on this side of New York. In fact, his school was closer. But, while the idea of escorting his mother - who was more excited about his first day back than he was, mind you - was one thing, he also wanted to check on two of his favorite people - Daphne Peterson and Persephone Seoung. While they all weren't the best of friends, they were pretty damn good ones and he appreciated them enough to make the trek to Constance. With that in mind, he saved what work he had left, stored his computer away in his bag, and then hurried to leave. Thinking quickly, he sent out a text to his two friends on his way out the door.

To: Daphne, Persephone
From: Jake
You guys on your way to school yet? Be there soon :)


"Esmee, watch out - !" Just as the words flew out of Sienna's mouth, her sister's thin frame impacted with the near equally thin frame of the male exiting the cafe and Esmee ended up dropping her bottle of water and half-eaten apple. The male immediately apologized.

"Sorry about that," Jake exclaimed, eyes landing on the Alvarez siblings. Both pretty much twins with one having dark hair and the other - Sienna, obviously, because Jake would be an idiot to not know who Sienna Alvarez was at this point - having honey blonde. Esmee squeaked, a rather adorable blush coating the apples of her high cheeks.

"N-no, it's my fault. I...wasn't looking where I was going." She replied. Jake smiled kindly and Sienna watched with a raised eyebrow as her sister's blush deepened surprisingly and Jake picked up her items. Thinking quickly that the girl wouldn't want an apple that had touched the busy Manhattan streets, he threw it away and handed her the bottle. Esmee quickly snatched it from her grasps. "Uh, thanks. See ya, Sia. Waiting for Care." Esmee didn't even give either of them the time to fully respond before she entered the cafe in a flash. The two blinked in surprise before Jake nodded with the smallest of amused smiles on his face.

"Well, um, see you...around." He told her and she nodded in kind. Now alone with her two travel mugs, Sienna pulled out her cell and continued on her trek, watching the male from earlier disappear into the busy crowd. Her phone rang for a minute before someone answered and she smiled.

"Hey, Viv. So, Esmee abandoned me and I have muffins with sweet tea and I'm also about to be in the lobby of your building. You should come down and walk the rest of the way to school with me...I mean, because you obviously love me and such."

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As Daphne, Bastion and herself exchange pleasantries, Sephy's phone goes off with a new text - This time from Jake, to which she replied:

To: Jake
From: Sephy
Kk we'll wait, hurry! :) x


Sliding her phone back into her bag, Persephone turns back to her two friends in front of her, "That was Jake, he said he'd walk with us," She explains before asking, "So, how were your summers?" Thinking back to her hectic vacation. Persephone had begun the Summer with an internship at Elle magazine, working in the fashion department, which proved much harder than Persephone had previously expected. She had hoped to simply be a currier and perhaps answer the phones a couple times but no, they thrust her right into an advice column with another intern - A very cute intern, named Caleb - who, after she had asked for his number at the end of their internship together, had regretfully told her he was gay, although, he would 'totally date her if he wasn't so into guys' - Which Sephy supposed must have been a compliment of sorts.

Then, later in her summer 'vacation' [although you could hardly call it that as it was neither relaxing nor stressless], she had attended her elder sibling, Cornelius' wedding. It was definitely a stunning affair, and his bride looked beautiful in a lace gown, and so Persephone couldn't help but get a little jealous, seeing her father praise Cornelius so highly in front of all the guests and talk about how lovely Mai-Anh, Cornelius' now wife, was.

And of course, there was the times where Sephy hung out with Jake which she thoroughly enjoyed, as even though they were 'friends' before, Persephone and Jake had never actually hung out like they did this summer, sometimes in a group [which would include Bastion & Daphne], and occasionally on their own. Something else happened as well, during these group meetings - aside from growing closer to Jake - Persephone found herself developing strange and foreign feelings for Bastion, which was weird, she used to only ever regard him as a friend; they were only brought together by Daphne. If she wasn't their mutual friend, perhaps they never would have spoken. And yet, Sephy couldn't help how she felt, and she wasn't sure whether that was ok with that or not.

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Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Persephone Soung Character Portrait: Jake Desai Character Portrait: Daphne Peterson Character Portrait: Sebastian Arendale
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When Persephone came down, greeting them both with a smile, the two had rather characteristic expressions. Well, characteristic given circumstances, seeing as most people might consider violent-hippie to be Bastion's basic setting. However, given the fact that it is Sephy he is greeting, his easy smile seems to become slightly brighter, and yet somehow sheepish, as he nonchalantly runs his fingers through his hair [as much as possible, given its texture]. "Morning Seph," he responds, not quite noticing the fact that her cheer seems to be a touched forced, although not entirely feigned.

Daphne, on the other hand, seems to notice it, but of course says nothing. She merely glances up from her book at first, then looks back down as though dismissing her entirely. Those who know her, however, will recognize this not as a snub, but simply the way she is. After finishing the page she is on, Daphne slides a ribbon into the book and closes it, putting it back into her bag [which has multiple books, as she tends to read many at once]. "Glad you're here --if I had to listen to Bastion complain about litterers for a second longer, I'd have been tempted to take a scissor to his precious hair," she comments, expression rather deadpan at first, though a smile visibly threatens itself at the dancing corners of her mouth. Bastion gives her a rather lethal look, but she is of course unfazed. She's known him since freshmen year, after all, and Daphne hardly scares easily. The girl might have a an innocent look about her, but she's lived in neighborhoods that plenty of her classmates only see through a TV screen as they watch the news about the latest shooting. It's quite lucky that her family managed to snag an apartment in a significantly better area, actually. She is about to say something more, likely something to mock Bastion further, when her phone vibrates against her hip. She pulls it out, revealing an old sliding phone that she's owned for five or so years now. Persephone relays the message before she can read it.

"I suppose we can wait for him," Daphne says with a somewhat bored expression, perhaps giving the impression that she dislikes Jake, though this is not the truth. If one has not gathered by now, it is quite easy to misunderstand her expressions for indifference --there are simply little signs to it, and deadpan is something she unintentionally does well. Daphne glances at Bastion to answer Persephone's inquiry about their summers first, simply because what she has to say is far from the interesting things that her wealthier friends have gotten to experience [how is she supposed to make a part time job at pizza place sound interesting?], but his attention has turned towards his phone at this point.

Normally, Bastion finds all-capsed text messages annoying, but having grown up with Jane, he's come to tolerate such things from her. So instead, he nearly finds it endearing, though he'll complain to her frequently about it. He glances over at Daphne, mentally telling her to speak first as he responds to Jane's text.

To: Jane
I'll be there in a bit --I'm with Daphne and Sephy.


The last part is more a warning than a mention, because he knows how much the two girls despise each other. It's one thing he prefers to stay out of, despite adoring both of them [even if both certainly have plenty of flaws].

"I found brilliant new book store in Chinatown, and worked at a pizza place in the same area. Probably pales quite a bit compared to you two's summers," she states this without bitterness, because she likes them both, but in a matter of fact way. It is not an opinion, but a certainty that they had more interesting summers.

"Besides hanging out with you two? Usual summer trip, and we stopped at the Spain house for a bit longer than usual. Dad's trying to build a park in South Korea, so we were actually there for a bit," just as Daphne spoke casually of a very typical summer, so does Bastion --weeks on a yacht, summer homes in Spain, these are all just normal for him, after all. "How'd the internship go?"

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After departing from the Sienna and Esmee debacle, Jake headed in the direction of Persephone's place, having checked his phone the second he turned away from the popular girl. While Sienna had made the turn leading to one of the more contemporary and stylish apartment complexes - Jake could only dream of living in such luxury - he took the other turn, away from Constance. Luckily for him, walking had never been a big deal and his desire to gain recognition this year prompted him to partake in a little more exercise.

So, onward he walked in pursuit of his friends, hands shoved deep in his pockets now that the cool bite of the fall breeze seemed to want to swipe the warmth from his cheeks. Jake Desai had never been a fan of the colder weather. Sure, it gave him an excuse to wear his infamous amount of scarves more and he wasn't looked at like an idiot because he was drinking hot tea in the summer. But he never truly adjusted to the wintry hell which was New York. The snowy days were always the worst, always because those used to be the times when Vincent would get a little "playful," as the asshole would call it, in his tormenting and Jake winded up slipping on the somewhat icy pavements one too many times. Plus, it was cold, he was stuck wearing more leathers that he could actually appreciate, and he couldn't take in the world the way he wanted to.

The other times, when the sun's rays were warm enough to cause fire to lick up his veins and motivate his spirit to actually get up and do something, he would live. He and his camera would leave his mother to her own craft and he would explore. He found more cafes in New York (you'd be an idiot if you didn't know that there were more than just Starbucks in New York!), filmed and photographed many sites and tourists, and find himself in neighborhoods that he probably wouldn't typically find himself. Those were the days he preferred, especially this summer when he spent a few days with Persephone. Which was actually, though he would joke that they weren't, one of his summer's highlights.

Those musings led him to his friend's house where the trio stood at the door, talking probably about their individual summers and such. A genuine smile tugged at the corner of his mouth as he approached them, a sort of contentment at being in the presence of people who actually weren't dicks, imbeciles, or just truly not the sort of company Jake would prefer. "Hey, guys. Sorry to hold you all up. You guys ready?"

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"Whereabouts in South Korea?" Persephone asks excitedly, her Grandmother and Grandfather currently resided in Seoul and she had visited many times so she knew the area quite well. However they hadn't been able to visit this year because the only time Persephone was free clashed with the dates of her brother's wedding, and although she had begged her parents to let her go, Persephone's father had told her that it was necessary for her to be at the wedding - Which was evidently not the case as Persephone was ignored most of the night, especially by her father.

In fact, Persephone reckoned her father didn't want her going because his parents weren't exactly..Like him. They actually acknowledged and nurtured Persephone, when she did something wrong they didn't scold her but rather, they would encourage her to keep trying. Her father found it toxic for Persephone to be surrounded by such a caring environment because he thought that it encouraged her to believe that being second-best was an option, which to him, was not.

When Bastion asks about her Internship, Persephone shrugs "Tiring," She admits before jokingly adding, "Which for me, is saying something." All throughout the internship, Persephone had hardly been able to get a good nights sleep because she'd be up until around 2 am every night obsessing over perfecting her article. It was dumb but she couldn't help it, driven by the desire to impress her father, Persephone would work tirelessly to make sure it was up to his high standards.

Of course, when Persephone and her partner's article was actually published - which was amazing, published in Elle magazine at just sixteen - it was barely acknowledged by her father. Which hurt but then again, she should have expected it.

"Hey, guys. Sorry to hold you all up. You guys ready?"
Persephone turns around when she hears the familiar voice, a smile plastered on her face, her deep brown eyes lighting up, "Hey Jake," She greets him, using his preferred name; glancing at her watch, Persephone realises that unless they leave now, they're going to be late for school."Oh, we need to go!" Persephone says alarmed, she has never been late for school and doesn't ever intend to be. Especially not on the first day back - Besides, she wanted to catch up with Brody after barely seeing him over the summer.
In fact, she decided to text him to find out where he was.

To: Brody
From: Sephy
Hey,
we need to catch up! are you at school? x

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"Just outside of Gwangju, I think it was? But we visited a few other cities as well, I might be wrong,"
having no intentions of inheriting the family business, Bastion is very much the typical wealthy child in his disinterest in his parents' work. It is more likely that one of his younger sisters, or perhaps both of them, will end up taking over the hotel and amusement park chains that the Arendales are famous for. Already, Delphine and Willow have that scheming sort of aspect that in childhood hints at quick minds and sharp tongues. The point being is that he rarely joins in on in depth discussion of the family business, and is lucky to have parents who are perfectly alright with this. He is in many ways similar to how they were at this age, and how they in many ways still are. His parents are somewhat unique in their ability to genuinely remember what it was like when they were younger, and respect Bastion going through the same stages. Of course, even back then his father had possessed a sort of charisma which Bastion doesn't believe himself to have. Leadership roles, outside of running the construction for theatre, aren't really his strong suit. Apparently he's too critical for them.

He is about to comment on Sephy's admission of her Summer being tiring, but is unintentionally interrupted by Jake upon the other student's arrival. While Daphne and Sephy greet him, and Sephy proceeds to panic about the fact that they may be running late, Bastion glances down at his phone and sees that he has another message from Jane --a predictable one, given what he had just told her. He can't help but roll his eyes, though he hypocritically hates it when people do this, at the little picture she has sent to express her displeasure. He very much doubts it will ever be possible for him to hang out with the both of them at once --it's like having two divorced parents who despise one another, as his time is split by them.

The conversation of glamorous internships and trips around the world are of course part of a world separate from Daphne's, but she has become accustomed to using Constance as a somewhat precarious rope bridge between the two spheres. It's actually quite interesting, hearing about the trips and such, as though she is reading some blog about the incredibly wealthy and famous youths who spend their weekends on yachts or at obscure french clubs. Such students are found in her English class, in the Orchestra, etc. It's almost fascinating to her, watching how the other side lives.

Still, friends who are more on her level, opportunity wise, are welcome. And when the gap is so wide, even someone who is upper middle class, as opposed to her station in the lower financial brackets, seems to be more in her world. She smiles, her smile that appears sarcastic even when sincere, in greeting towards Jake. "Luckily for you I'm not one for chopping off heads," she responds innocently. This is almost ironic, given how she is precisely the sort to do so, if provoked.

At Sephy's exclamation, her smile fades back into the typical neutral expression, though with a slight scrunch of her nose. They really should be leaving, then. "Well, onwards then," not going to wait for someone else to start the movement, Daphne begins walking towards the school.

Bastion tucks his phone away and follows. Luckily for the group, the school isn't too far away, perhaps a handful of blocks that equate a short walk. There, he sees a couple of people standing outside of the building, Jane among them. With a glance towards the others, and a sort of smile, he breaks away to go say hello to his childhood friend. Her being away for the summer is like having a sister disappear without word for months --of course he missed her, and is in fact sort of concerned. "Jane! Should I be offended, with you dropping off the map like that?" he asks, though now that he is speaking with her, Bastion is a bit irritated about it. He tends to be somewhat touchy about things, including ones like this.

Daphne had followed his path curiously, but at seeing that the beeline was towards Jane, made a face which clearly represented her feelings about the girl. Daphne has loathed her since freshmen year, and is unlikely to suddenly grow fond of the girl. There are others at this school she dislikes, but Jane is certainly near the top of the list, perhaps accompanied by Sebastian Jardine, who she sees a bit further away. Daphne turns to Persephone and Jake.

"Suddenly, I miss that horrid Pizza Parlor. Are we heading in?"

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Before the others could reply to her inquiry, Jane spotted Bastion and his friends in the distance. A small smile appeared on her face, but it grew into a grin when he separated himself from Daphne and came towards her. Persephone Soung and Jake Desai were with him too, but they were of no interest to Jane. She played on the tennis team with Persephone during freshman year but after she quit, she had no use in maintaining any type of friendship with her. She had even less of a relationship with Jake Desai and only knew of him because Sydney would occasionally use him to do her homework. Jane doubted that she had ever even had a conversation with him.

Without excusing herself from her friends, she hurried towards Bastion and embraced him in a tight hug. "I missed you!" she squealed, brushing past his comment about her absence as she clutched him. "We need to catch up but I don't want to keep your friends and... that... waiting," she said after pulling away. Her eyes flickered towards Daphne before returning to meet Sebastian's gaze. Jane didn't care very much about his friends' feelings but she knew that if she continued talking to Bastion, he would want to know more about her "trip", so it seemed like a decent excuse to act like she was just being courteous towards the people he arrived with. Besides, simply based off of the way he had greeted her and how well they knew each other, Jane was sure that he would expect a more informative answer than that she just spent some time in California. He wasn't stupid and while Jane was sure that she could trust Bastion with her problem, it had become more complicated than just an eating disorder. The pills and the few times that she slept with Seb as payment for them were bound to come out too and with Gossip Goddess apparently infiltrating everyone's personal lives, it just seemed safer to not tell anyone.

"You're coming to the Kiss On The Lips party tonight, right?" She asked, hoping to casually change the subject. She pulled her ponytail over her shoulder and spun a strand of dark hair between her fingers, something that was a longtime nervous habit of hers. "We'll talk more then. My dad said your family spent the summer in China or something? I want to hear all about it later!" Mixing up China with Korea was something that wasn't unexpected of Jane, regardless of how ignorant it was. She was probably lucky that Daphne had remained with the rest of his friends because if she were there to hear the comment, it would have given her a chance to one-up Jane before the day even started.

It was out of character for Jane to be so nervous around him because they really were like siblings. She could hang out with him any day and feel completely comfortable, but after disappearing all summer, her secret weighed heavier on her shoulders. Although she tried to reassure herself that she was just being paranoid and that everyone would take her "trip to California" lie at face value, she knew that those who knew her best, like Bastion, Sia and Sydney, would have reason to suspect otherwise. No one, especially Jane, would spend two months in California without updating her Twitter account or posting a picture to Instagram. It wasn't a good story and while she had been somewhat confident that it would be enough to satisfy her friends' curiosity before today, she was beginning to freak out again.

Jane anxiously glanced back at her friends, secretly hoping that one of them would call her over and give her a reason to leave Bastion so suddenly. She felt like she was brushing Bastion off after disappearing without notice for long and not explaining herself now that they were reunited, but being around him and her close girlfriends was making her panicky.

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Viv shook her head causing her light blonde tresses to fan around her honey hued face. "That boy is a mess "She concluded, placing her perfectly manicured hand on her hip.

She turned to her friend who was gushing about her dress and smiled. She was excited to show her fiends her outfit. She had snagged a white bandage dress straight off the runway that looked crazy sexy against her dark tanned skin and light blonde hair. She also caught Jane's little distraction. Truth was Viv was a bit suspicious about Jane's summer story but she found that when it came to her friends less was more. If Jane wanted her to know she would tell her but for now it was none of her business.

Viv rolled her piercing blue eyes as Sydney began to chastise Jane for giving her party "bad vibes". I mean yeah Jane may not be the smartest or the most responsible but jeez she was allowed to have bad days. But she had to admit Syd had a point. If anything went wrong gossip goddess would know and none of them could take that hit right now. I mean between Maddy and gossip goddess's incessant reminders that she couldn't "keep a man" Viv really didn't need any more drama.

Viv started to space out and go into her own world but quickly pulled herself back into the conversation. At the mention of heels she scoffed, " Just so we're clear you know I'm wearing them right?" She almost laughed. She winked conspiratorially at Sienna. Viv loved shoes with a passion. But her true love was heels. She loved how powerful she felt in them and she loved how sexy they made you feel.

She, however could not hold back a grin when Syd mentioned not going over the top. In her head she couldn't help but think Good Luck

She pulled out her phone and opened a new message.
To:Jake
Hey are you here?

To:Brody
I hope you aren't here because I haven't a hug




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Carter was started to space out as the girls gushed about their outfits. I mean he always appreciated a pretty woman but a man had his limits. But one thing was sure, he was glad Seb was gone.

Carter and Seb used to be friends until he became the douche he is now. It annoyed him even more that Viv had felt the need to save him. He didn't like the situation at all. He meant to bring it up to Viv but he could tell it was important so he couldn't bring himself to do it. Plus Viv was so stubborn, he didn't want to put her in a bad mood for no reason either. "You're coming tonight, right babe?" At that Carter snapped back into attention. " Of course I wouldn't miss the kick off party of the year" He said with a dimpled grin.

Carter liked Sydney. She was fun and loyal and protective. But it made him a bit uncomfortable when she did it in front of his ex. He cocked his head to the side as he listened to the girls talk. He had to admit he was lucky. Not many people can say they are friends with the hottest girls at the most exclusive prep schools in New York. "Yeah, you should come tonight. wouldn't be a party without that handsome face." He smiled at her but felt a flush of heat from inside him when her pretty plump lips turned it a grin We'll have you home before the clock strikes midnight, pinky promise."

He laughed off the sudden feeling by saying " Make you a deal darlin' save me a dance and I'll stay till' 12:30" He grinned wickedly at Sienna.

At the mention of going inside Carter glanced at his watch "You ladies just about ready to head in? " He asked easing away from the girls and making his way to the steps.

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Persephone nods, following behind Daphne, with Bastion and Jake, as she walks off towards the school. Luckily Sephy only lives a couple blocks from Constance or the group would most likely have been late. Glancing down at her phone, Persephone reads Brody's most recent message, a small smile on the edges of her lips. She missed Brody and wished that she had gotten to school earlier so they could have spent more time together catching up, alone. Before the rest of the school came in.

As soon as they reached the school gates, Persephone could see a few familiar faces that she had almost completely forgotten about over the holidays. There were was the 'popular' group, consisting of Sydney and all her little followers as well as Carter Preston, a somewhat friend of Persephone's, and a few other boys. Bastion was the first of their group to disband and walk over to where Jane Lynch stood with her friends, there friendship often confused Persephone but she found it best not to question it, incase she angered Bastion. However, Jane was probably the most materialistic and conceited person in the whole of both Saint Jude's and Constance, while Bastion was rather down-to-Earth and while his family were quite clearly more than well-off, he didn't think that made him better than others - Which Persephone loved. Well, Bastion was free to be friends with whomever he wishes, she supposed, so whatever.

It is then that Persephone remembers Brody, turning towards Daphne and Jake, "Oh it won't be that bad Daphne," Persephone laughs as Daphne brings up her awful Pizza Parlour experience, eagerly making her way into the school building along with her two friends.
"The mixer's being held in the gym." Persephone tells Daphne and Jake, as they head towards the large oak double doors leading into the huge gymnasium; being large enough to hold both Constance and Saint Jude's as well as the opposing teams when they came to play, large doesn't really begin to describe the sheer size of the school gymnasium.

Walking around the mixer, which had just begun starting up, Persephone soon spots one of her closest friends - if not the closest friend of hers - Brody Wade. Grinning, Persephone half-walks half-runs over to him, quickly embracing him in a tight hug.
"It's been so long!" Persephone cries, of course the two had hung out at the beginning of the summer, but with Persephone's internship and such, they hadn't been able to meet nearly as often as she would have liked.

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Luckily for Jane, Bastion isn't a fool, and can pick up on the hints that she doesn't really want to talk to him right now. He gives her a look that is half confused and half a mix of hurt and irritated. Of course, he can't change the way Jane is, and puts up with most things for the sake of their long-lasting friendship. So he shrugs, though his smile has waned to insignificance, "Yeah, I'll probably go. Wouldn't want the queen bee to be insulted by someone further down the ladder rejecting her invitation. I'll see you then --bye." He's rather certain that he and Jane won't have a chance to talk at the party, as she'll probably be off drinking or something with that clique she runs with, while he'll be in some other part of the party. Sydney regularly invites him to the party, something he is certain is for Jane's benefit, and while he often goes for the drinks and the inevitable blunt that will be passed around, it's less his scene. He does like to dance, though, when the party allows for it. He walks away, freeing her up to go back to Sydney and Sienna and the rest of her group. Irritation is still written on his face, but he is not one for holding on to things, instead a quick temper and a quick departure, so it fades quickly.

Back with Jake and Sephy, Daphne's expression softens. She raises an eyebrow, expression riddled with skepticism at Persephone's insistence that it won't be that bad. By all means, Daphne is an academic person. She just isn't much of a school person --take away the people and teachers who annoy her and she'd be content to spend her time here. Of course, the girl is far from alone in these sentiments, in fact likely part of the large majority of high school students. And teachers as well, probably. These thoughts send her mind back to the invite she had received to attend Sydney's Kiss on the Lips party tonight. She had been somewhat surprised upon the message being passed along, not because she and Sydney have any strong animosity but because Daphne is the last person to be invited to these things. Daphne has decided that it is perhaps some setup for Jane to mess with her, and thus start their feud anew for the school year. She wouldn't put it past her.

As soon as she, Jake, and Persephone enter into the mixer, the third of the group dashes away. The figure which she reaches, Daphne observes, is of course Brody. The young woman is less than surprised, if only because she knows the two are rather close. For a while, she had believed them to be dating, but Persephone had assured her this wasn't the case when she casually referred to them as a couple in conversation. Something about the way Persephone said it left her with doubts, however. If she had been more in tune with gossip, Daphne might have known that Brody had been hooking up with Sydney. But the only Grape Vine she's connected to is a used book store downtown. "And there goes Viola to her Duke. I don't suppose you'll be giving me the slip for some Rosaline, then?" Daphne remarks breezily, looking over towards Jake.

Bastion enters the mixer at this point, and finds it rather easy to spot Daphne and Jake, as they are still near the front of the group. He walks over to them, but his eyes land upon Persephone chatting with Prez a few yards away. He frowns very slightly as he walks up to Jake and Daphne.

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Sienna positively beamed when Carter actually promised her a dance and with a rather triumphant dance in her head.

"Can't wait," she told him and returned her attention to the group just as Jane managed to separate herself. She was with another group, one that included the guy from earlier. She tilted her head curiously, he really should have been familiar, especially if he hung out with Sebastian Arendale. Not that she hung out with Sebastian often or anything, but she didn't recall seeing this guy much before. Shrugging, she returned her gaze to the others.

Jake was too busy checking his phone. His Dad had started sending him more texts this summer, oftentimes wanting to hang out more than they typically did. He raised an eyebrow at Bastion's apparent friendship with Jane, who really wasn't that bad but it always surprised him how close the two were. Connections or no, the relationship was puzzling because they seemed like two very different people. People like Jane didn't hang out with people like them and well, Bastion...just didn't seem like her type. Not that Jake really knew what her type was or even cared.

He chuckled at Daphne's expression and followed Persephone and Daphne inside the school, ready to get the day over with. He hated being a bore, really, but he wasn't a fan of these unnecessary school mixers. All they did was tell them rules, classes, and all this other information that could have been sent via email. Then again, he had been excited to see his friends, so there's that. Just as they came inside, Sephy was gone and he smirked at her excitement at seeing Brody. It was obvious that the relationship was definitely closer than what Sephy originally transcribed, though Jake would have never been known as someone who delved too deep into unwanted territory. In fact, all he cared about was that Brody did right by Persephone. He grinned subtly at Daphne.

"I wouldn't dream of it, Daphne," he replied just as his phone buzzed in his pocket. Curiously, Jake pulled it out and smirked. It was a text from Vivienne, which surprised him because he thought he saw her outside along with Sydney and Sienna. Thinking back, Jake remembered having the biggest crush on Vivienne, not that he ever told her. It had never been in his character to make a move like that, especially moving in on a girl like her. Vivienne was one of the hottest girls in school and actually nice to him, which surprised him when they first met. It was more surprising when Sydney actually wasn't as bitchy, but still. He hadn't had feelings for Sydney; it had always been Vivienne. However, the crush wasn't as huge as it was before, not as all-consuming and nerve-wracking. Now, he was better with having a conversation with her. He sent a quick text.

To: Vivienne
Yeah, w/ friends. U?


Jake glanced at Bastion just as he came over and his brow furrowed curiously. Sebastian didn't have this face typically and he was just happy hugging his friend Jane. So, what the hell happened in two seconds?

"Hey, are you alright?"

Sienna considered Sydney's inquiry about her guest for the night. Surprisingly enough, she had thought of inviting the guy she sung to at the iHeart radio concert; he was the ultimate cutie patootie. Even her mom approved. At the same time, she didn't really feel like bringing a date. Truthfully, the idea of arriving single appealed more than being seen with a guy. Especially after the questions about who some of her songs were dedicated to, which was a very easy question if she actually chose to answer it. She shrugged at Sydney, smiling at a few classmates she remembered from last year. She peeked at Sebastian's girlfriend, still trying to figure out what the girl saw in him in any way, shape, or form.

"Didn't think I was bringing anyone," she replied honestly. "I might be able to bring Lyric, just because my publicist thought it would be good to keep up images since people know that we're good friends and I've worked with his band. Hmm, speaking of..." Sienna whipped her cell phone out, looking for a hint that Lyric was even here yet. She had told him she didn't need a ride, but his drive shouldn't have been that long. She was aware that he wasn't exactly the biggest fan of her friends; he found them all fake, which would have been true if Sienna didn't know them. Sure, she didn't always favor Sydney, but the girl was a lot better than some of these wanna-be mean girls.

To: Lyric
Hey! In school. Where r u? I didn't get a hug yet D:

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Jane felt relieved yet guilty when Bastion agreed that they could finish their conversation later that night. She wasn't sure that she would even get a chance to speak to him later on but if she did happen to come across him, she hoped that with a few drinks in her system she wouldn't be so uptight. Whether the alcohol would loosen her up enough where she would say too much was yet to be determined but at this point, Jane was ready to drink herself to a point where whatever she did say wasn't more than slurred, incomprehensible words.

Offering only a half way, she was quick to turn back in the direction she came from, only to find that her friends were already on their way inside of the building. She increased her pace, managing to catch up with them before they stepped into the gymnasium. She caught Sydney's question on whether any of them would be bringing a date tonight. "I'm single and so ready to mingle tonight," she added with a small smile. Jane was more of a drunken-mistake hookup kind of girl than one who could maintain a serious relationship with someone. When sober, she was very picky with the guys she associated with, so even if she had hooked up with a semi-decent guy the night before, he rarely met her standards the next morning. Besides that, the past few years had been chaotic enough with her own problems for her to want to add a romantic relationship into the mix.

Now that she was more emotionally stable, getting a boyfriend was definitely on her senior to-do list, but even among the hoards of wealthy and attractive boys at Saint Jude's, none of them really captured her attention. The most "qualified" guys like Carter Preston and Brody Wade had their flaws. Carter already had a kid and was Viv's ex, not to mention that he was on Sienna and Sydney's radar. Brody didn't like Jane and she didn't like him in return. He was a bore and although he was attractive, Jane was sure that if anyone was going to bring 'bad vibes' to the party tonight, it would be him. However, she kept quiet for now. There was no benefits in complaining about Sydney, in front of her anyway. Besides the obvious guys, there was Vincent who was a possibility for a hookup, although Jane would never admit it in front of her friends. He wasn't boyfriend material though, as perfectly portrayed through his betrayal towards Sienna.

When Sienna brought up possibly bringing Lyric, Jane couldn't help but to giggle. She really didn't know Lyric outside of his connection with Sienna, but his name always reminded her of the comments that Sydney would make about his mouth. He was definitely attractive, Jane would give him that much, but his lips reminded her of those that women in New York would die for. Despite the unnecessary comments that Syd would make about them, Jane guessed that they probably made him a pretty decent make out partner. "His lips look better than Kelley Yearly's, and I'm pretty sure she gets lip injections like, every other day," Jane exaggerated, referencing a fellow classmate. "Is he a good kisser?" she then said to Sienna, convinced that even though she had never admitted to hooking up with him, that she must have.

Although most of the students had now entered the gymnasium, it was large enough that it didn't appear to be packed. Friend groups could easily be picked out as they were scattered throughout the room and Jane was able to spot Bastion back with Jake and Daphne. Even if Daphne wasn't enough of a deterrent, Jane quickly moved her gaze away from them, not wanting to make eye contact with Bastion after her less than friendly encounter with him moments before. She also spotted Brody, who had just embraced Persephone Soung. With a raised eyebrow and small smile, she couldn't help but to glance over at Sydney to see what her reaction would be. From what Sydney had told her, she and Brody weren't exclusive or even dating, but she doubted that her friend would appreciate him hugging Sephy before even greeting her. As petty as it was, that was Sydney. The smallest things could set her off and getting on her bad side wasn't wise. That was evident with the next girl who entered her sight: Lacey Porter. Jane didn't like her, but Sydney's hatred towards her far exceeded Jane's. "That girl is such a loser," Jane said, eyeing Lacey with disgust as she strutted past them. It was bizarre for Jane to expect her to acknowledge them in the slightest, especially because of how many viscous rumors Sydney had started about her with no real motive, but she still disliked the idea of anyone just ignoring them.

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Lyric pulled into the girls school with a smile. He pulled up to the parking lot and parked. His blond hair fell into his eyes as he walked out of the car.


To: Sia
Srry!!! I'm here now, I was picking out and outfit XD. Anyway are you in the gym?

The boy walked into the school as he headed towards the gymnasium. He spotted a few cute guys, but ignored the feeling he got. His dark blue eyes looked towards the door as he entered. He walked into it seeing a large crowd. His face lit up in a smirk when he felt the crowd's energy around him.

His dark blue eyes turned as he noticed a few people. They swarmed to him, mostly girls. "OMG We love you, can we take a picture? I mean you're really cute!!!" a girl spoke from the group in front of him. Lyric's face turned into an awkward face. "Uh, I don't do autographs...or photos." he spoke before walking away.

To: Sia
So I'm here.....where are you exactly?

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Lyric startled upon hearing John's voice. "Hey man!" he said hugging him with a grin. He scanned the room spotting Sienna but waiting a few minutes. His dark blue eyes gazed at his phone. "So uh what did you do this summer?' he asked with an interest. His blonde hair as usual in his face.

He spotted a few familiar faces, Jake Desai being one of them. He couldn't stand the guy, only because he made him feel odd and weird towards him. So he tried to keep distance from him. "Wanna go say hey to Sienna?" he asked with a smile. His trademark smile seemed to be on his face a lot lately.

He felt his stomach rise at the sight of Vincent's name on John's phone. "Please tell me you aren't friends with that ass hole?" he asked with a sigh. He decided to give John a hug and walk towards Sienna. Before he reached her he was stopped by a few random girls asking for pictures. This time he relented into it. "SIENNA!!" he yelled as he was being over swarmed by girls. He snuck under them and walked to his friend.

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Daphne raises an eyebrow skeptically at Jake's claim that he wouldn't dream of it, though a smile once more pulls at the corners of her mouth slightly. If school were comprised only of people like Jake, Persephone, and Bastion, she'd be much more happy to start the year back up again. It occurs to some part of her that she should go and greet the librarian some time today, as she has done for the past three years. Even as a freshman, she made a point to immediately get into the good graces of the keeper of the school's books. In fact, she considers it rather daft of people not to think about getting to know the librarian. She's much like the students who become friendly with cafeteria workers in the hopes of getting extra portions of food in this way, although her originally calculating intentions have given way to genuine interest in Ms. Jensen, the librarian. After all, she has read a good deal of books, and being well-read is one thing that Daphne very much likes in a person. People who do not read for pleasure are rarely worth knowing, in the bookish young woman's opinion. Exceptions exist, of course. Bastion, for example, lacks her passion for books, but skates by on his personality. "Well, that certainly is a relief. I was beginning to worry I was kept on hand to be the necessary dull character," she responds lightly.

As Jake pulls out his phone and checks it, Daphne sincerely doubts very slightly his claim. Based on his expression, it is probably a girl he likes. Having never been much for romance, the girl cannot sympathize with crushes and the like [she has had intellectual attraction before more than anything]. However, she's seen enough to wonder if Jake will now be spirited away by this text, leaving her to stand where she is. If so, she can always go to find the librarian --it would hardly be the worst thing in the world. In fact, she begins to doubt that she wants him to stay, with this train of thought.

Even if he were to leave, however, it appears that Daphne would still have company. Bastion is walking up to them, after all, with a less than pleasant mood apparent on his features. In the time she has known Bastion, Daphne has learned that he is an awful liar, and can be read as easily as a book, even by the standards of those with elementary reading levels. She wonders if it was something to do with his conversation with Jane. A spiteful part of her hopes so, simply because she dislikes Jane and, in an incredibly petty streak, likes the idea of Bastion being irritated with her.

Jake clearly notices as well, asking after Bastion. But Bastion, despite being an infamous ranter, declines to explain his foul expression. He doesn't want to discuss irritation with Jane in front of Daphne, because that might suggest taking sides. He certainly isn't going to mention that he's a bit jealous of Brody at the moment.

So he merely shrugs. "Huh? I'm fine --just a bit tired. I was up really late last night," It isn't a lie, at least. He had stayed up watching movies with Delphine and Willow, because it had been their last non-school night, and he's never been very good at saying no to the twins. One set of puppy dog eyes from them is bad enough, but they double the power, forces to be reckoned with.

He looks over at Daphne, who in fact has just been looking at Sephy as the girl bounces over to John. Daphne has sometimes felt she and Persephone are similar in many ways, but she is reminded that their differences are perhaps just as numerous. The girl bounces cheerfully from friend to friend, impressive in her apparent energy. Daphne finds it interesting to watch, though she can hardly relate to it. "Surprised you haven't already made a beeline to the library, princess," Bastion comments, before looking back at Jake.

"Forgot to ask, how was your summer?"

Daphne considers Bastion's comment. Maybe she could just slip away now; the hallways are probably empty.

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Lyric smirked. "No, surprisingly I had time to actually relax this summer. I played at a few clubs, but that's it. I did go to Cali to see my parents....we didn't spend a lot of time but I did see them......once. Either way, I wrote down a few lyr....." he said as he saw him hugs Persephone.

His dark blue eyes darted around the room before looking at Jake Desai....again. What was with Lyric today? He NEVER stared at Desai...that much. He looked at Sienna then back towards John. "Uh, sorry bud. But Vincent, kinda hurt Sienna, so unluckily I would beat his face in with my guitar." he spoke with a serious tone.

He waved to Sienna as he quickly gave her a hug and walked away. He headed towards a corner in the gym and decided to sit down in it just to quietly think to himself.

To: Sia
I'm having a major secret problem, if you know what I mean. As in my secret.

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Sienna didn't even blink when Jane pulled her off to the side. She was aware that Jane had some big issue with the very smart girl in their class. Jane's face had her following without question, her phone buzzing at another text from Lyric. When Jane began to express her turmoil at Daphne's invitation, Sienna could only shrug.

"Honey, I wonder why Sydney does half of the crap she does," she griped with arms folded over her chest as she observed the mean girl's interaction with Brody.

Sienna still couldn't grasp the concept of those two together. Like, what attracted Brody to Sydney - of all the girls in the school? Sydney was gorgeous, don't get wrong, Sienna knew that much. However, not every aspect of her was great and Brody was apparently close with two other females at least, so what the hell was going on? On a deeper level, some part of her kept that information to herself; if Sydney ever came for her, she had something for the blonde. But then she blinked back into reality when Jane's face did not calm down. She rubbed Jane's arms comfortingly, putting a big smile.

"Sweetie, it's not like any of us really talk to her, right? So, as far as I'm concerned, she's not important tonight," she told her friend, maintaining eye contact so that, hopefully, Jane wouldn't glare daggers in whatever direction Daphne was in. The last thing she needed was happy-go-lucky Jane ready to destroy someone on the first day back. "Tonight, we're going to have fun, we're going to look hella fine, and Daphne Peterson will be the last thing on your mind." Just as she was about to say more or attempt to get Vivienne to come over and offer some words, she heard a very familiar name shout out her name. She beamed over Jane's shoulder. "LYRIC!!" She squealed, grinning at his fangirls. Back to Jane, she smiled again, "I promise I will get Gus to bring us a bottle of champagne while we're getting ready for the party tonight to get you in the mood, m'kay? Be right back." She hugged Jane tightly and hurried over to Lyric and John.

"Hey, loves!" She exclaimed and would have probably jumped on Lyric had he not given her this very half-hearted hug before jetting off. Sienna's eyes followed her fellow musician in confusion and glanced back at John inquisitively. Her phone buzzed again and she lowered her gaze to read the last text. Frowning slightly, she offered John a small hug and a small smile. "Sorry, love, but...umm...gotta see what this is, apparently." Lips quirked to the left, Sienna made her way over to Lyric, wiggling her fingers sweetly at a few sophomores and juniors. When she got to her friend, she sat beside him and draped her long hair over her shoulder, raising an eyebrow at him. "So, who is he?"



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Jake grinned wryly at Daphne's response, shoving his phone away. He could talk to Vivienne at some other time, maybe later at the party. He meant it when he said he would not abandon his friend so easily. Sure, he had the tiniest bit of a crush on Vivienne back in the day and yes, they were friends, but her people were not his people. His relationship with Sydney was neutrally gratifying at best, Jane and Sienna probably didn't know he existed, and well, their world was just so different than his. He was comfortable here, in this existence that didn't require him to talk a certain way. Instead, he existed and lived the way he wanted. And yes, some part of him wanted to reach over in their little dimension, but he wasn't at the point where he could dream of abandoning the ones who had been there all along.

"I'd hardly say you were a dull character, Daphne," he told her honestly. "Amidst the very singular-minded rich kids, your complexity is a breath of fresh air." He smiled at her warmly and then cut his eyes at Bastion when he finally made his way back to the others. After inquiring about Sebastian's reasoning behind the very displeased expression, Jake glanced about the room, wondering which of the teachers were new and which weren't. They were offering a new film class and he has been excited about who would be the professor for that.

Thinking so deeply about the matter, Jake almost missed Sebastian's question about his summer. Just as he turned to look his friend in the eyes, his gaze caught the tail end of Lyric Overland's entrance and his eyes probably lingered longer than they needed to. Jake didn't exactly keep it a secret that he was bisexual; he saw no need. If he were to lie about one small factor of his identity, then he might as well lie about everything else. Besides, Lyric was a refreshing sight - all light skin, blonde hair, and eyes deep and blue. For a second, Jake thought their eyes met, but then Lyric went into the opposite direction. Shaking his head subtly, Jake returned his gaze back to his friend and shrugged.

"I didn't do anything exceptionally great," he admitted. "Got a few of the drama kids to help me with a short film I'm working on and started filming a few weeks ago. Visited some art galleries and took a few more film classes." Jake didn't find that an exceptional summer. After all, the highlight was hanging out with a few friends in the mean time. Then again, when had his life ever been even remotely exceptional?

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Lyric looked towards his friend. Noticing her worry he laughed. He has appreciated her worry, she was like his own flesh and blood minus his blonde hair and her Hispanic looks. He looked at her, his blue eyes dull and almost grayish. "Jacob....Jacob Desai." he spoke before looking at the girl with a saddened face.

Hi mind then looked back at the memory on how they not exactly, but exactly met his hair in his face he sighed.

He thinks it was freshman, him and Jake had a few classes together. Nothing major, he wasn't going to interact with the boy very much due to his back-then shyness, and fear of Vincent Mast. He remembered the day because it was pretty off. He hadn't really come to terms with who he was back then he was sure it was a possibility but not as in for life.

He and Jake were assigned to work on a project together. That was when Lyric really noticed the boy's appearance. He had dark brown eyes that made the blonde want to melt, he had the most perfect brownish-black hair that Lyric had laid eyes on. So he felt something for him. He was just sure it was a small puppy crush. Nothing to be worried about right?

Well that changed on the final day they worked together. Jake and Lyric were at Lyric's house finishing the project and they had gotten off track and told each other random stories. They had an awkward silence when Lyric mentioned the other had pretty eyes. It got odd but what was really odd for Lyric, he had almost kissed him. Their lips almost touching, Lyric afraid of his feelings kicked Jake out of his house never to talk to him again.

He continually ignored the fact the other tried to repeatedly talk to him, or flirt because he thought they had something. Lyric ignored it but knew it was true......he just wasn't ready.


Lyric shivered at the thought. His diamond blue eyes turning a bit lighter as he thought.

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"Why, what happened?" John asks.
Persephone rolls her eyes, "Oh you know - Just Sydney Vale being, well, Sydney Vale." She responds with a shrug before shaking her head, "But whatever, I should probably go and introduce myself to some of my teachers now." Persephone says, pulling John into one last hug before she walks off to where her Biology teacher, Ms. Thomas, stood. Throwing a smile over to Bastion who had just entered the hall after leaving her, Daphne and Jake to speak to Jane.

The day progressed at an average pace, everyone reuniting with old friends and greeting their new teachers. Whilst nothing of particular interest occurred, it was an enjoyable day. No cat fights, scandals or drama of any kind for once - Well, except for Persephone's little run-in with the Queen Bee, but you could hardly call that proper drama.

As the day drew to an end and everyone began filtering out of Constance Billard girl's school, there was only one thing on every student's mind - The Kiss On The Lips party. There were plans for pre-parties, last minute shopping trips and fake ID's that needed printing to buy copious amounts of alcohol for Sydney Vale's 'party of the year' or whatever they were calling it now.

Persephone couldn't help but look on with dismay as everyone, except her, seemed to be excited for the party. Too bad Persephone Soung was far too invisible and uncool to be invited. That is, of course, until one of Sydney's little cronies waltz's up to her, a letter in hand which Sephy instantly recognises as an invite, due to seeing them being shown off once too many times on instagram, snapchat and just about every other social media site you can think off.

"Here," The Sophomore girl says - Sydney, of course, had to have followers in every grade and wouldn't be seen dead giving Sephy an invite in person - Handing her the letter, frowning, Sephy doesn't quite understand. They weren't exactly on friendly terms earlier and now she was receiving an invite? Sydney's world sure was confusing.

Taking the invitation, Sephy opens the letter and skims it, the party was at 7:30 pm. That gave Sephy the best part of four hours to put together the perfect outfit. And it had to be perfect. Girls at Constance didn't take style lightly - They dressed to impress and Sephy didn't want to be the only one seen in last months wardrobe.

Calling her driver, Persephone practically screamed down the phone "I need to get to Madison Avenue now, please hurry." Host to all kinds of famous designers, Madison Avenue would be the perfect place for Persephone to get a dress.



[ 7:00 pm | Night of the party ]


After hours of shopping, Persephone was pleased yet exhausted. She wanted nothing more than to curl up and sleep but there was a party that she needed to not only attend, Persephone needed to impress. When else was she going to be able to mingle with the hottest and most exclusive people, not only in her school, but from other schools too. Sydney had invited all the other Queen Bee's from the most prestigious neighbouring schools.

Rifling through her latest purchases - which were admittedly, not all for the party - Persephone picked out her outfit. The outfit.
Walking towards her bathroom, a happy spring in her step, Sephy turns on her shower and steps under the warm water. She had to rush a little, seeing as she had only an hour to go until the party but Persephone had to smell good too, and so she decides to use her favourite lavender shower gel and matching shampoo.

Stepping out of the shower, Persephone grabs a towel and wraps it around herself, looking at her reflection in the mirror.
Why can't I look like Sienna or Jane? Sephy thinks sadly, while she was undoubtably a pretty girl, she couldn't help comparing herself to people she thought of as prettier than her. Sighing Persephone ignores her thoughts, swiftly drying and dressing herself, she then blow-drys her hair before using a pretty red lipstick. She didn't usually wear an awful lot of make-up but Persephone was really trying to look her best tonight.

Suddenly wondering about how she's going to get to the party, Sephy grabs her phone from the side of her sink; sending a text to her friends:

To: Bastion, Brody, Daphne, Jake, John
From: Sephy
Can I come with someone to Sydney's party?
I don't want to arrive on my own (got a weird last minute invite & not sure whether it's a joke) x


Smiling contently, Persephone enters her bedroom and takes a seat at her desk, waiting for a response from someone. While she waited, Sephy pondered her strange invitation. Maybe it was all a joke? Maybe Sydney just sent her the invite so she could mess with her at the party. Sephy wouldn't put it past her. Sydney's done worse. Persephone's smile falls as she wonders whether going tonight is a mistake.

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"Come on, come! I wanna see!" Esmee was probably more excited as Sienna got changed in her large walk-in closet. After saying goodbye to the others and never having fully finished her conversation with Lyric, Sienna was left unsatisfied and leaving with Esmee. Apparently, her sister wanted to go to another party on the other side of Manhattan with a few friends from Brooklyn. Originally, Sienna wanted to be upset. It would be her sister's first Kiss On the Lips party. It should have been a dynamite night filled with Sienna squealing/getting her sister drunk for the first time/cussing out anyone that made any moves on the Alvarez-De Luca family baby. But her mind still lingered on Lyric and his 'situation. The conversation still had her curious and maybe even meddlesome.

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Sienna followed Lyric's gaze to the very adorable male from earlier. She recalled seeing Jake with Sebastian Arendale and she definitely remembered him from when Esmee started acting differently. With that memory coming to mind, she filed the information for later and observed this Jake guy. Yep, definitely cute, seemed like Lyric's type. She had seen him with a lot of brunettes and people with darker hair. Sienna nodded slowly, a rather impressed expression on her face.

"Mmmmm...he's cute," Sienna admitted, scrutinizing the male across the room. She glanced back at her friend and nudged his shoulder. She hated the troubled expression. Lyric's face was meant for brightness and happiness. More-so, she hated that he had to hide who he was and
what - or who - he wanted. All for the sake of popularity. It killed her, really. What people did to remain popular, to feel...relevant...

Sienna had to shake her head to keep Vincent from her thoughts.

"Hey, if you wanna go for it, go for it. You know I've got your back." And that was a promise. Sienna's gaze turned back to Jake as he smiled at one of his friends and talked. To be completely honest, he definitely was very cute. She glanced back at Lyric with that thought. "And you better make a move quick. A cutie like that doesn't just wait forever, ya know." Noting that more and more people were entering and speaking with teachers, Sienna stood. "We should probably go talk to our teachers. See you later tonight?"


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"Hurry up before Sydney throws a bitch fit on our phone or something!" Esmee snapped Sienna from her reverie and Sienna blinked, ruffling her smooth hair to find some semblance of focus. Smirking slightly, Sienna slipped into her shoes before stepping out of the closet, holding the dress to her slim form. Esmee's eyes widened in appreciation as she raked her eyes over Sienna. "Remind me to let you pick out my wedding dress." The sisters laughed.

"Sure thing. Just zip me up. Is Gus outside?" After being reassured that the ride and the two bottles of ice cold champagne (Sienna figured Jane would have wanted an extra one since she knew she was late) were waiting, Sienna was pretty much ready. She wore a long-sleeved dress that would sparkle elegantly beneath the club's lights. It definitely brought out the honey tones in Sienna's hair and combined with the smoky eye makeup and glossed lips she was sporting, Sienna knew she looked good. Hell, she even bet she was probably one of the best looking - if not the best - girl at the whole party, but she'd keep that little secret to herself.

Despite the earlier argument, Sienna actually decided to wear silver wedges instead of pumps. They still managed to make her lithe legs seem longer, complimented her dress, and kept it simple. Plus, she liked this option. The last thing she needed was to accidentally 'almost' twist her ankle before an interview or photo shoot, which she would be having in the next three days. Once zipped up, the dress clung to her slim yet curvy form and Sienna was definitely pleased by letting her mother pick this little beauty out. She raked fingers through her hair, giving the luscious locks that just barely tousled look. Pursing her lips and giving herself one more glance, Sienna spritzed herself with an expensive perfume before smiling at Esmee.

"Just because mom's not home yet and the guys are gone doesn't mean you're off the hook, ma'am," she said and grabbed her clutch. Esmee rolled her eyes and followed Sienna out of her room and down the stairs. "Text me when you leave here, when you get to the club, if you change plans, and when you get home. No games." Esmee groaned and practically shoved Sienna out the door with a despondent yet playful "yeah, yeah, yeah."

After a ride in the limousine to Vivienne's place, she waited downstairs for her best friend to come downstairs and sent a series of text messages while she waited.

To: Sydney, Jane
Omw. Picking up Viv and b there in 5 min


To: Vivienne
Downstairs, love. Hurry!! :)


To: Lyric
U ready 4 tonite?

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After hours of helping out at his mother's office, doing some last minute script revisions, and finally convincing his mother to allow him to use her car, Jacob was finally getting ready for the party. It still surprised him that Sydney even gave him an invititation. Sure, they helped one another in a way; he helped her with work and sometimes did the assignment for her, and she would randomly help him in his quest for popularity. But still, this was a party typically someone like him would never get invited to. So, it was no surprise that there was a swarm of butterflies throwing a bitch fit in his stomach and a sort of giddiness that had him smiling.

Jake took a quick shower and washed his hair. Letting it air-dry, he maneuvered inside their apartment to the kitchen and grabbed his dish from the brown bag. His mom was in her little art studio and had not felt like cooking, so she ordered take-out. Which was pretty much cool with Jake since he had randomly developed a strong appreciation for shrimp lo mein. Digging in with a pair of chopsticks, Jake checked his phone occasionally to make sure that he was still on schedule when he got a text from Persephone. It was in a group message. As he read, he stopped chewing and stared at his phone, puzzled. He was with Sephy on this one; something was fishy. Not that he knew a thing of Persephone's interaction with Sydney earlier, but he also knew how Sydney could be occasionally, at least from what others have told him. But was the girl who was helping him out be the same girl that would try to hurt one of his friends?

No, he didn't want to believe that.

To: Sephy, Sebastian, Daphne, John
Sure thing, Seph. I'm driving tonight. Anyone need a ride?


Even still, as he finished eating and hurried to get dressed, he didn't want to chance anything. If anything happened, he didn't want to feel like he simply abandoned Persephone at any point.



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Sienna tapped her foot impatiently. She was perhaps a tad bit excited - no, she was really excited. As far as she was concerned, they were all seniors and this was their last Kiss On The Lips party. It had to be great - it needed to be. As she sat waiting for Vivienne to come downstairs, she browsed through her phone, smirking at pictures that fans re-tweeted of her, messages from a few celebrity friends, and Gossip Goddess and - wait, what?

Sienna paused, licking her lower lip anxiously as she read the latest post from the Gossip Goddess column. She heard her own breath hitch slightly and her lips become suddenly dry. Secrets? Seriously? Who the hell did this bitch think she was? Intimidating people and insinuating that she knew anything about any of them. It was preposterous! In the back of her mind, she noted that this must have been how Blair Waldorf - oops, correction, Blair Bass - and Serena Humphrey must have felt all those years ago when they were being haunted by an elusive gossiper who knew all of their dirty little secrets. But still...

She was more anxious now and half tempted to empty one of the bottles of champagne on her own. She glanced at Vivienne's building before making a quick decision. She needed a drink. She needed to be around people, not by herself. She hated being by herself. She was left to her own thoughts and her thoughts weren't always the best. They were debilitating and at times, depressing. That was the last thing she needed on a fun night. So, she demanded that Gus hurry to Sydney's apartment and made him promise to return and pick up Vivienne.

To: Viv
Lovely, going ahead 2 Syd's b4 these bottles get warm. Gus is coming 4 u. Srry


It took a good five minutes, but Sienna was soon seeing Gus off with two champagne bottles in her hand and her clutch tucked underneath one of her arms. She walked to the building and smiled at the doorman. Pressing the buzzer for access to Sydney's apartment, Sienna painted on a big smile, practically buzzing with energy.

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Anyone who takes a peek into Daphne's room will quickly have two things made apparent to them. One, she is a girl who loves books, for shelves, both purchased and makeshift, line her walls. They are filled with books she has purchased or been given, that she has already read or plans to read. The young woman tends to develop stacks of books to be read, only to get distracted by finding yet another book that intrigues her, or rereading an old favorite. Thus, her books range from beaten up and faded to crisp, never opened. Most of the crisp ones are actually gifts, as she rarely purchases books new. The other thing made apparent is her decision to not go out tonight. The girl is lying on her bed wearing soft pajama pants, decorated with Nightwing's symbol, and a baggy T-shirt from some Orchestra event or another. Hardly the outfit for an evening among some of New York's most influential youth, after all.

Having decided that the party was probably a trap of some sorts, and a waste of her time even if innocent, the girl made the easy decision to stay home. Thus, she is on her stomach atop her bed, reading. That is, until her phone goes off, alerting her to a message. It is the text that Persephone had sent out. Daphne realizes that it is a group message, though her phone is old and receives them as separate messages from each member of the group. A pain, but one easily adjusted to. It isn't surprising that Persephone would want to go to the party, but the young woman hadn't realized her friend had been invited. Well, it made sense of course; no one would invite the likes of Daphne without also thinking of Persephone, who was probably higher up on the ladder than Daphne thanks to a much more likable disposition.

Before she can respond that she isn't going, a thought gives Daphne pause. Sydney has been hanging around with Brody for quite a while now, and given that she is known to be petty about these things, is it not likely that she will be hard on Persephone for the simple crime of being friends with Brody? Daphne is confident in her own ability to ignore such things, but she worries that Persephone, though very strong-willed, might be slightly more vulnerable thanks to her desire to branch out. Open arms leave one vulnerable, after all. Jake will be going, she sees, and Bastion will likely also be, but Daphne is cynical even towards her friends, and while she knows they would protect Persephone, fears they might go off somewhere and not realize the danger.

The chances of Persephone facing trickery are perhaps lower than Daphne thinks, but the girl has always been a bit negative regarding these things. Thus, she resolves to go to this party, in order to keep an eye on Persephone. Daphne responds to the text, then drops her phone and gives her closet a skeptical look.

To: Persephone, Jake, Bastion, John
A ride would be very much appreciated.


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Of course, Bastion is going to the party. He usually does, despite knowing Sydney invites him only at Jane's request. After all, he actually quite likes parties, enjoying the music, as well as the fact that there always seems to be weed available. Anyway, this particular party is being held at a club, meaning the music might be very good. Well, hopefully. His reason for attending this party specifically, however, is an intent to follow up on his conversation with Jane. He's still a bit irritated about the whole exchange, but curiosity and concern for a friend always wins over that when it comes to Bastion. If the occasional argument kept him from friendships, he would never get along with Brody, now would he?

Bastion checks his phone to see the messages from John, Jake, Daphne, and Persephone. By the time he does this, however, he's already decided how to arrive to the party, and thus doesn't need a ride. The young man has a strange fondness for subways, despite disliking buses, and plans to take one to the area of the party. In fact, he is already leaving, if only because he estimates it will take him a while to walk to the nearest station.

To: Persephone, Daphne, Jake, John
I'll see you guys at the party, yeah? Got my own way there


Dressed less than to the T's, with a dark cardigan/sweater thing and a colorful scarf overlaying his dark vest, Bastion leaves the house. Of course, he says goodbye to Willow and Delphine first, and has to deal with them latching on to his legs, like they've done since they were toddlers, while he makes his way to the door. He does eventually successfully depart, though.

Meanwhile, Daphne waits for pick up on the front steps of her apartment building. She'd found a dress that used to belong to her elder sister, and seemed appropriate enough for the party. Knowing Persephone is a lover of fashion, she had bypassed her initial thought to just go in her pajamas. Lacking curves, the dress which might be considered sexy on other girls comes across as more elegant, certainly less sexual, on her. Daphne has zero qualms with this, having picked it also because she thought it looked nice with her heels. Daphne does love heels, which often have her towering over other girls.

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Character Portrait: Persephone Soung Character Portrait: Jake Desai Character Portrait: Daphne Peterson Character Portrait: Sydney Vale Character Portrait: Lacey Cartier-Porter Character Portrait: Sebastian Arendale Character Portrait: Brody Wade Character Portrait: Kaitlin Kingsley
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It was nearing seven when Brody stepped out of the shower to find a group text message from Sephy waiting for him. Jake, Bastion and Daphne had replied to it, with Bastion saying he had his own ride and Jake offering to give a ride to the rest of them. If Brody hadn't already agreed to go with Sydney, he would have happily taken up their offer. He hadn't been able to get in more than a few quick words with all of them that morning and once he got to the party, he doubted that he would be able to socialize with them much anyways. It would have been nice to ride there with him but he wasn't going to cancel his plans with Sydney, especially after getting her to invite Sephy and then inviting Kaitlin and Lacey without even telling her.

To: Sephy Soung, Bastion Arendale, Daphne Peterson, Jake Desai
Sydney and her friends are picking me up on the way so I'm good. If anyone needs a ride, I'm sure she won't mind if you come.


Brody knew that Sydney definitely would mind if he brought some of them along, but he wanted to be polite and thought that especially if Jake had already offered to drive, they would prefer his ride anyway. After texting them back, he figured he would share their plans with Lacey in case she needed a ride. He wasn't going to push his luck anymore by offering her a ride with Sydney, since he knew with the bad blood between the two girls, that would be going too far.

To: Lacey Porter
You still coming tonight? Jake's driving some of the others if you need a ride. I'm going with Sydney and her friends or else I'd offer to pick you up ;).


As he got dressed, heremembered that although he had mentioned the party to Kaitlin at school that day, he had never actually sent her the details on it like he had said. He instantly felt bad, thinking that she would feel like he purposely blew her off, so he sent her a quick Facebook message, not having gotten her number.

To: Kaitlin Kingsley
Hey, sorry for not messaging you sooner. If you still want to come tonight, here's the info. Just tell them that I invited you if anyone asks :).


Brody knew to expect Sydney soon, so after he got dressed, he poured himself a glass of water and sat at the kitchen table. He was surprised with himself for actually being nervous about the night. It was going to be one of the biggest parties of the year and he was sure it would be fun, but he wasn't in the mood to deal with any drama and after inviting three girls against Sydney's will, even if she had allowed Sephy, he felt like something was going to go wrong. It always did.

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Outfit [I changed it because I disliked the other one].

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Persephone's phone went off with multiple incoming texts. Skimming them Sephy can't help but smirk at Brody's text.
I wonder how Sydney would feel about that, She thinks, but quickly dismisses the thought, sure it'd be funny but the girl would probably be torn to pieces by Sydney.

Figuring she'd just catch a lift with Jake, she responds with:

To: Jake, Bastion, Daphne, John, Brody
From: Sephy
Ok thanks Jake, I'll wait outside for you x


Before sliding her phone into her little clutch bag and heading for the door, grabbing an apple on her way out - Sephy hadn't eaten anything since lunch and the last thing she wanted was a growling stomach at the party. Cautiously walking in heels down the two flights of stairs to the lobby, Sephy steps out into the cool night and smiles, she loves the night. She loved looking up at the stars. Not that you could see much of the night sky past all the skyscrapers in Manhattan.

However Sephy could definitely feel cold cold on her legs, perhaps she should have warn tights? Her lace dress, while flattering, was quite short exposing a fair amount of leg and Sephy had opted for little shorts under the dress to tights but now she was regretting it.
I'll be in Jake's car soon anyway, Persephone thought, laying the cardigan she had brought with her on the steps outside her apartment building before taking a seat, there was no way she was going to risk getting her white dress dirty by sitting on the actual steps.

Whilst she waited for Jake and Daphne, who had also asked for a lift to the party and whom Persephone had assumed would most likely not be going, despite being invited as she wasn't exactly close with Sydney nor her friends. It still perplexed Sephy as to why Daphne was actually invited, she knew that Daphne was an amazing person, but Sydney had barely spoken to Daphne so Sephy was definitely surprised to see that she was invited to one of the hottest parties, and admittedly, even a little jealous. Persephone scrolled through her phone, noticing Gossip Goddess had posted again.

Frowning, Sephy didn't quite understand the last post, who was keeping secrets? She wondered, hoping that the anonymous blogger wasn't referring to her crushes on both Brody Wade and Sebastian Arendale. No, Sephy thought, I'm sure some other people at the party have much bigger secrets she rationalised. Persephone's crushes weren't exactly going to be the hottest topic. Besides, only John knew about how she felt and just thinking about John being Gossip Goddess made Persephone laugh. He was far too much of a sweetheart to be so vicious to people. Then again, it was Dan Humphrey that was Gossip Girl and he was, supposedly, a 'nice guy'.

Whatever it is, I'm sure GG's latest post has nothing to do about me, probably some Sienna or Jane drama or something, There was no doubt that both Sienna and Jane were party girls, so Persephone reckoned they were probably keeping a lot of secrets. Looking up from her phone, hoping that Jake would arrive soon; her legs were starting to go numb.

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