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Adam Westin

"If you get to know me I might have to kill you...I'm just kidding. It was a joke!"

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a character in “Upper East Side”, as played by Secute

Description

Adam Westin
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Full Name:
Adam Walsh Westin

Nickname:
Wes or Pretty Boy

Birthday:
November 10th

Age:
Seventeen

Sexual Orientation:
Heterosexual

Grade Level:
12th

Hometown:
London, England

Character Role:
The Artist



Personal Life

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Family:
Adam is an only child. He does have both parents who are happily married. He has a good relationship with his father. They get along well and never had any problems up to this point. Though Adam's parents are happily married, they did have a bump in the road two years ago. Adam's mother, Lacy, had a brief affair. Since his parents had been together for so long, it wasn't hard for them to overcome the problem, but it did cause a strain on Adam and Lacy's relationship.

Home Life:
Adam was born in London, so he has a heavy English accent. His father is the CEO of a company dedicated to building hospitals all over England. Recently the company has started breaking barriers in New York, hence Adam transferred to St. Jude's. Adam's mother is a professional pianist. Most say that's where he obviously gets his musical talents from. Since both parents were gone most of the time, growing up Adam had no choice but to be outgoing and have a lot of friends. When he wasn't being a young socialite, he was picking up any musical instrument available to him and playing till his heart's content.

When Adam was thirteen he caught his mother cheating with the musical conductor of the orchestra she was a part of at the time. He was old enough to know that what she did was wrong, but he didn't tell his father about what he saw that day. He just kept to himself. It wasn't long before his parents picked up on his further separation from his mother. It also wasn't too long after that that his father figured out what was going on. After extensive couples therapy, George and Lacy fund themselves in a better and healthier relationship than ever. However, Adam never recovered from his mother betraying his trust in her. To this day their relationship is strained and he calls his mother by her real name.

Adam transferred to St. Jude's High school when he was going into his sophomore year. It was during his junior year that he developed schizophrenia. His symptoms came out of nowhere and the major one he suffers from is paranoia. He's scared that once people find out about his mental illness that they will treat him like the plague. Due to this he has become a social recluse compared to what he was before. He puts all of his effort into his musical talents now. Because he tried to skip out on his medicine before, because his parents still live in London, he has a live-in nurse that watches over him.

Academic Career:
Adam's parents pay for his tuition in full. His grades are pretty good, but not enough that he would be eligible for a scholarship. However, because he is considered to be an excellent piano player, his grades are disregarded anyways. He isn't in any clubs except he is in the school orchestra for obvious reasons.

Future Plans:
Adam has already been offered a scholarship to attend NYU and also another one for Julliard. He is still unsure which one he is going to attend at the moment. Hopefully he will get some insight on that soon. As for after college he would love to have a musical career much like his mother. In the past years music has become his life, so anything short of performing in Carnegie Hall would mean he has failed in life.


Disposition

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Personality:
Adam can be labeled as a "Debby Downer". Because of his medication his entire mood has been mellowed out. He isn't like the effervescent, happy-go-lucky person like before. He can be found in trance-like states right after he takes his medicine. His classmates think he is an air-head during classes but really he is just spacing out from the high dosages of medicine he takes. When Adam isn't in his high state, he can be fun to hang around that is if he lets you around him though. He enjoys having a good laugh. Before he used to surround himself by over the top people that would make him laugh all of the time. He considers a good chuckle as one of his many pleasures in life.

Adam is a very loyal person. Because of hiding his own secret, he understands how certain things shouldn't be shared with the masses. On the other hand he can be an open book. If someone becomes his friend, then he will tell them literally everything there is to know about him. He likes to see the beauty in people, so Adam likes people who are open about themselves like he is. All of this just leads to how honest Adam is. Besides the situation with his mother and his mental illness, he is incredibly truthful. He's normally not one to lie without reason to people. If you ask him a question you will surely get a blunt and truthful answer.

Adam is an extremely caring person. Some might consider him to be over the top at times, but it's only because he likes when others are happy. It may be the artistic gene in him, but seeing someone happy through his own efforts raises his own mood as well. If Adam knows that you have a problem he can become a doter, which isn't considered to be a good trait to many. Besides doting, Adam can also be classist. Because of his upbringing, he isn't aware that not everyone's parents make such a ridiculous amount of money like his. Not every parent can afford to get their child an apartment in New York while they still live in London. That is a reality that he just doesn't understand. He doesn't exactly flaunt his wealth, but he doesn't tried to hide it either. Adam can be considered as a snob, but to him it's just because of the way he was raised he doesn't settle for anything short of extravagance.

Hobbies:
Listening to classical music|Watching dramas|Watching romance movies|Writing music|Collecting paintings|Collecting cars

Bad Habits:
Being snobby|Smoking|Biting his nails

Likes:
>Shopping<>Playing piano<>Dogs<>Cats<>Zoos<>Music festivals<>Comedy films<>Museums<>Video games<>Classical cars<>Dating<>Being off his medication

Dislikes:
>Taking medication<>Liars<>Boring people<>Being idle<>Dramatic people<>Snakes<>Spiders<>Mental illness<>History


Physical Description

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Face Claim:
Austin Butler

Height:
6'1"

Weight/Build:
140lbs.

Hair Color:
Dirty blonde

Eye Color:
Green

So begins...

Adam Westin's Story

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He could feel it. It has been coming on for days now. The slow deterioration of his mind. His thoughts were becoming unclear, holes formed in his memory, tremors from uninvited restlessness. Adam knew what was about to happen and it was driving him insane. Any day now he was going to relapse, and instead of telling his live-in nurse to increase his medication, he wanted to be present for as long as possible. Even if he was fully mentally present for one day of class it was better than nothing to him. All he needs is only one trigger and it would all come crashing down.

Instead of staring at his ceiling all day, Adam rolled out of his bed to try and sooth his mind. As he strolled across the room his passed a mirror and got a glimpse of his disheveled appearance. His hair was a mess as if he hadn't combed it for days, and he had been wearing the same pajamas the whole entire week. His eyes were bloodshot from the restless nights, and he had dark circles to accompany them. This was not the rich son who comes from old and new money. No this was someone much different. He continued to drag his feet to the gray grand piano and he he took a seat. This is what he needed. His psychiatrist and live-in nurse Hailey agreed that music was helping him cope in a way, so he should try to continue playing. Taking a seat, he gently placed his finger tips on the piano before he began playing one of his own pieces. It was something he came up with after he was diagnosed, and the soothing tone seemed to help him a lot. Not as much as he would've hoped for but it was a start.

Half way through playing, his mind drew a blank. What song was he playing? His hands began shaking and he abruptly sat up frustrated with himself for not even remembering his own work. Like it was said before, some days it helped and others it didn't. Adam walked out of his bedroom and was met with a short hallway let lead to a staircase to take him down to the first floor. His apartment was quite grand. It was only three bedrooms, but it was decked out with modern features from top to bottom. The entire first floor was open with the exception of a bathroom, a bar that separated the kitchen from the living room, and the dining room on the other side of the kitchen. Even the two story wall of windows added to the open feeling. The furniture was mainly white, since it was said pure colors was supposed to help him whenever he felt like he was losing his mind.

"Morning Adam. How are you feeling?" Hailey smiled at the boy as soon as she saw him descend the stairs. "I'm fine." He mumbled as he took a seat next to her on the bar. Unluckily for Adam, Hailey came highly recommended back home in England for a reason. "No you aren't. I can tell that your mind is drifting. You know that means we have to up your dosage or you'll start showing negative signs again." The older woman had been working with mentally ill patients for over two decades now. She wasn't easy to fool. Adam just shook his head to her statement though not really wanting to take anymore pills a day than he already was. "I know it's hard Adam, but once we get you on the right levels, then you'll start to feel normal again. You don't want to have those hallucinations again do you?" Hailey question and again was only met with a silent nod.

As she stood up to go get his medicine, Adam's eyes drifted to the window next to him. People looked so happy in New York or at least to him they did. He got so lost in his daydream that he didn't know Hailey had been calling him until she went to tap him on his shoulder. He turned to look in front of him and noticed a pill and a glass of water eagerly awaiting him. Just as he reached for the pill Hailey's cellphone rung. Judging by the ringtone it was his mother Lacy calling. Hailey took the call in the dining room while Adam just stared at his medication. 'What are you going to do with that? Don't you want to be able to talk coherently to your friends at school?' Adam jumped at the sudden intrusion in his head, but nodded his head as a response. "Yeah I want to talk to everyone, but I should take this." Adam reassured himself. 'Promise me Adam, after all I am the only one who cares about you. I wouldn't lead you astray.' Adam hated to admit it, but the faceless voice was right.

Checking to see if Hailey was watching, he took the pill into the bathroom and flushed it down the toilet. To create the illusion that he took the medicine, he took several gulps of water and placed the half full glass back on the bar top. Just as he finished Hailey walked back into the room and he stuck his tongue out at her to show that he taken the disgusting pill. She nodded in approval and applauded him briefly. "Taking initiative?" Adam grinned at her and nodded his head once more. "I want to go to school tomorrow so I decided to listen to you." He lied, but it seemed like she believed him. That or she was just teasing him and actually knew the truth. Either way, both of them made a deal. If he took his pills he could go to school, if not then he had to stay home. No exceptions.

"Well it must be your lucky day. Your parents are coming for Christmas this year." Hailey clasped her hands together and smiled brightly. Christmas? School just started so December was several months away. Was this another joke? Normally he enjoys comedies, but not this one in particular. 'See I told you. You're parents find you worthless like the kids at school. No one wants to be around an insane person like you. Why do you think Sienna and Connor don't contact you anymore?' Adam flinched at the sudden harshness of the voice, and his mood started to plummet even more. "That sounds amazing. But, actually have a little bit of homework left so I'm going to do that now." Adam left the kitchen to go back to his room where he closed and locked the door. 'School? Why would you want to go there. Everyone knows about you. Why don't you just go back to England? Wait no one wants you there either.' Adam started pacing the room letting the voice get to him. he wanted to go to school though, but what if the voice was right? What if everyone found out? The public humiliation that would be brought to his family would be insufferable. Maybe he won't go to school tomorrow then?

After spending all day locked in his room with his mind racing and in a haze of confusion he pulled out his cellphone and sent a text to who he thought was his mother Lacey.

To: Sienna
Why don't you want to see me anymore? Christmas? Did I become that much of a burden to our family name? Please let me come back home. The kids here they hate me. They know too. No one has said it yet, but I know that they know.

Adam tossed his phone on the bed and continued walking around his room, not noticing it was night time now.

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Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Piper Vine Character Portrait: Carolina Daily Character Portrait: Adam Westin
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After leaving Brent's Piper felt accomplished. She had enough money to continue in her planning, and even though Jane looked petrified, the model couldn't help but feel gleeful. Plus she got a modeling gig for Wednesday after school. Speaking of modeling she needs to work on her connections more. Since Sienna and Sydney were going through a rough patch or whatever, it gave Piper an opening to gain Sienna's trust. The girl is famous so she surely has a ton of connections and ties to the fashion industry. There was even talk of her possibly landing a major ad campaign. The designer wasn't mentioned yet, but Piper knew she just had to get herself involved somehow.

The next school day went by quickly. Everyone wanted to talk about the latest Constance drama, which was Charlotte and Brent dating rumors. This was something that surprised Piper even. She saw them talking at the ALS event, but didn't think they were all lovey dovey. Sounded more like a baseless rumor, but that didn't stop everyone from talking about it. Either way it was something she was going to have to ask Brent about the next time she saw him.

After school, Piper stopped by the venue for her party. It was an older historic ballroom, and perfect for her masquerade party. After getting everything with the cater at the venue correct, she went on to check on her ballgown as her last afternoon task. It wasn't until then that she saw a text from Jane inviting her to a spa day with more than likely Sydney being in attendance. Seriously what does Jane gain from being friends with that girl? As she sat in the back of a taxi heading home, Piper decided to respond.

To: Jane, Sienna
If Sydney's there I'm not going. It's one thing to be fake in public, but I have no reason to deal with her in private. Sorry Jane I'll pass on this one. On the other hand I got everything for my party in order :)

To: Sienna
Was that rude? I feel bad leaving Jane like that, but honestly I really can't stand Sydney.

Pouting her lips, Piper almost didn't realize that the taxi arrived outside of her apartment complex. She paid the driver and was on her way. Something was bugging her now. She just thought about it too as she mentioned Sydney. She overheard some random girl talking about Tori and Carolina working together because of their SG positions. To protect herself and potentially Carolina herself, she should warn her friend about Tori.

To: Carolina
I'm not telling you what to do, but you should be careful around Tori. Something about her is off.





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30 minutes. That's about how much sleep Adam got last night. Anytime he attempted to shut his eyes, he would be encompassed with an unfounded fear that someone was watching him. After sending Sienna that text, he went through intervals of staring out the window, to laying down on his bed, and writing music. Some how the latter helped him somewhat, but only temporarily. As the hours flew by on the clock, Adam grew more paranoid. He was convinced at a certain point that his classmates and parents were watching him from the rooftops. They were laughing at him. He knew they were.

Once daybreak hit, Hailey woke up and tried getting Adam up. His door was locked and that wasn't a good sign. Normally when he did that it meant he was paranoid about something. It was already established that locked doors wasn't allowed in case an emergency occurred. Hailey got the key to unlock the door and was met with a seemingly sleep Adam. She took note of the curtains over his windows, and how his room was in clear disarray. All bad signs. That and it was after 5 o'clock in the afternoon. She figured he was drowsy from the extra pills he took yesterday, because anytime they increased his dosage in the past he would sleep the next day. But it would appear to be worse than she thought. If he was hallucinating and hearing voices again she would have to approach in a non-threatening manner.

"Adam, you have to get up now. It's past time to take your medicine." Hailey spoke calmly as she took careful steps towards Adam's unmoving form, that was sprawled across his bed. 'She's trying to poison you. Don't let her do it!' Adam curled his legs up to his chest and shook his head. "No, no, no it's just a trick you're trying to kill me." Adam mumbled as if he had been repeating those same words for days. It's exactly as Hailey thought it would be. In his current state he could become violent if he thinks his life is in danger. It was best to call the Manhattan Psychiatric Center and get some help. She didn't want Adam to harm himself or anyone else.

Without saying a word, she just backed out of the room quietly and closed the door. Hitting speed dial, she called for assistance and made sure to give in detail the situation. Adam's parents had given her a generous amount of money to keep his condition out of the press, so she was going to have to use some of that money to make sure everyone kept their mouths shut about what they were about to see.

In 20 minutes the doctor and two male nurses arrived. In a fluster of trying to get Adam help, Hailey made the crucial mistake of not locking the front door behind the men. She was so caught up in explaining Adam's mental state again that it slipped her mind.

"If it's to the point that he is going to harm people and himself he should be hospitalized." The head doctor spoke with deep concern. "We can't do that. The parents were very clear. Handle everything within the home. No sending him to hospitals." The doctor showed a grim expression before nodding his head. "All right show me the patient." The three men and Hailey went up to Adam's room and knocked on the door before opening it. This time he must have heard the strangers entering the apartment, because he was in the far corner of his room with his knees bent up to his chest. His body was trembling and the doctor seemed surprised by how bad it actually was. He looked at the other two males and nodded his head in Adam's direction. It was clear that they would have to force him to get the shot to calm him down.

As the men approached, Adam eyes became more erratic and before they knew it he tried running towards the door, only to be retrained by the two men with ease. "Please don't kill me, that medicine is poison!" The teenager screamed, panic evident in his voice. He was moving around so much it was hard for the doctor to administer the shot in his arm. Just as the doctor got his chance, Adam kicked his leg wildly and knocked the syringe out of the man's hand. It caught everyone off guard and gave Adam the chance to make a break for the door once more. "Adam no one is trying to kill you we are only trying to help. Remember that the voices you hear aren't real." Hailey tried to get Adam to be more reasonable but he was beyond reach now. He aggressively pushed her out of the way, and it wasn't long before the other three men were right behind the the dirty blonde. Adam had almost made it to the front door before he was grabbed from behind and forced to the ground.

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Connor hadn't got much farther when Sienna flagged him down from her town car. He smiled at the girl and made his way through the light crowd on the street to hop into the back seat with her. The smile was present even after he had sat down and glanced down at the response Sydney had sent him. She insinuated that Sienna was the one running the gossip blog and making the malicious posts about people. He obviously valued Sydney a lot, so he couldn't just brush the accusation off as being rubbish, but at the same time, Sienna?! She was one of the sweetest girls he knew. He was aware that she wasn't Charlotte-level sweet because like most girls in her crowd, her claws seemed to come out when provoked, but still. She didn't seem like the type of girl to make such posts about people who were supposed to be her friends.

"Hey! Nice to finally see you," he said as the car rolled off. Between her leaving Sydney's party early and his unexpected leave from New York, he really hadn't had much time to catch up with Sienna after the summer. He was glad to see her. Despite all of this drama and the new skepticism flooding his mind, he liked Sienna. She was fun, exuberant and seemed like a genuine girl. She was obviously enough of a catch to have Vincent sweating whenever in her presence too, so that had to say something. Sienna was beaming when Connor slid into the car and even more so when he first spoke to her. After getting Starbucks from Connor, their time had been limited and she had honestly thought she lost Connor as a friend after the post that will remain unnamed at present. It would have sucked and dam well would have stung, but his willingness to check on Adam with her and actually have a conversation placated Sienna for the moment. She didn't doubt that Connor would take Sydney's side, though. He was practically in love with her anyway, so there wouldn't be much of a surprise there. "Likewise," she replied, and re-crossed legs, taking only a moment to glance back at her phone before returning her attention to Connor.

"So, what's this weird message stuff about? I haven't spoken to Adam in a while, just with all of this craziness going on, so I'm glad we're going to see him. " When he turned the conversation to Adam, the corners of her mouth were pulled down by the weight of her worry. "Yeah, he text me last night, but I don't think he actually meant it to come to me," she admitted and rifled through her phone as they turned a corner she recognized as close to the one Adam lived on. Despite not having hung out in a while, Sienna remembered it very clearly and would do a light jog near the area just to see if she would spot him coming out to confront him. Not like that had ever happened and he seemed adamant about avoiding her, which made her frown deeper. Shaking the thoughts away, she handed the device to Connor, the last message from Adam on display. "Obviously, he thought he was talking to his parents, but...I don't know, I don't get what he meant when he said we'd hate him or that we already know." Sienna bit her lip.

Connor didn't bother to text Sydney back yet, mostly because he didn't know what to say. As he thought about it further, he considered the idea that maybe she was right. He had never heard of any rumors about Sienna on the blog, at least not ones that were this bad. Maybe she had posted the one about Sydney and Vincent in an impulsive, emotion-fueled move, and then later regretted it, deleted the post, and made up the one about Charlotte to try to shift the attention away from them. It made sense that Sienna would be behind the post about Vincent and Sydney since she was the one who had been wronged by that. But why would she create such a vicious and false post about Charlotte? She and Charlotte seemed like great friends, and anyone who even knew Charlotte vaguely would know that a rumor like that would really hurt her. It didn't make sense and Connor didn't know what to believe, but he wasn't going to question Sienna about it when he didn't know the facts. He would have to text Sydney back or maybe even call her later, after visiting Adam, but for now, he just sent a response to Charlotte and Piper.

To: Piper
Yeah, everything's good now lol. Excited for the party :)!

To: Charlotte
Well call me later ok? As long as you're better than last night I think we're good ;)

Two of her close friends were currently going through something, both issues something Sienna wanted to take care of. No, she needed to take care of. And yet, with her unaware if she could convince Tori to get rid of that post of Charlotte and Adam having begun to keep her at a distance, she was unsure of how she could help. If she even could and it made her heart clench. She hated feeling helpless. Taking a shuddering breath, Sienna gazed up at Connor, "With everything that's happening with Lottie and...well, everything else in my life, I...I just really want to make sure Adam's gonna be okay. So, thanks for coming with me, hon." She added the endearment with a small, appreciative smile, but it didn't last and Sienna turned her gaze out the window. They were close now.

Sooner than she anticipated, they were outside of Adam's door. She had gotten her driver to drop them off at the curb and the duo walked up to the door. Sienna sighed and glanced back at Connor, "Hopefully, he answers." Just as she reached for the door, Sienna heard a loud thud. She didn't even look back at Connor, she just jostled the doorknob, only to discover it was left unlocked and shoved the door open only to see Adam on the ground and being held down. Sienna gasped. "Oh my God, what are you doing to him!?"

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When the car pulled to a halt in front of Adam's apartment building, Connor followed Sienna inside. He nodded when she thought aloud of how she hoped he answered. At this point, Connor was hoping the same thing. Adam had surely realized by now that he had sent that strange and personal text to Sienna, rather than his parents, who seemed to be the intended recipients. He was probably embarrassed or at least unwilling to explain whatever the problem he was referring to was, and it wasn't like Adam was a social butterfly anyway. If anything, he seemed more like a social recluse. He would disappear from school for days at a time and only occasionally accepted Connor's invitations to come to parties or school events. Adam definitely didn't seem like someone who was going to want to open up about a personal issue that seemed to be bothering him a lot. "Should I t--" Connor had started to offer to text Adam and say they were there, but was cut short as a bang behind the door caught both of their attention.

Sienna thrust the door open without even knocking and the scene unfolding in the apartment was something that Connor never would have expected. Adam was being held down as a needle was forced into his neck. It seemed like something out of a movie and for a moment, Connor thought it was a dream. It was a good thing that Hailey had stepped in front of Adam, because Connor probably was lighthearted when it came to needles. A simple flu shot had him feeling sick, and seeing a good friend being stabbed in the neck with a sedative was bad enough to make anyone sick. His expression was probably just as horrified as Sienna's, but he didn't shout like she did upon seeing the doctors on Adam. He had thrust out a hand in front of her instinctively. It was clear after a few moments that no one was going to hurt them, but he also didn't want the emotional girl beside him to try to intervene to help Adam.

Hailey began to speak again, and Connor was pretty sure that he remembered her as one of the family's housekeepers. What she said, startled him as much as the physical scene did. Adam had paranoid schizophrenia. Connor was no psychologist, but he knew that that was serious. He could have pinned Adam as being depressed or anxious, because those also would have explained his tendency to isolate himself, but schizophrenia is something that he never would have suspected. Now it made sense, because when he did see Adam, it was probably only when he was being medicated and his illness was controlled. Still, this was big news to receive about a friend and the idea of being friends with someone who was so sick was a little bit unsettling.

The doctors had lifted Adam into a wheelchair now and were rolling him out of the apartment. Connor could only bare to look at Adam, who seemed limp and unconscious, for a second before it made him feel sick to his stomach. He had seemed extremely aggressive and sedating him was probably safer for everyone, including Adam, but it reminded Connor of the treatment of a feral animal. He glanced over at Sienna with a look containing emotions of horror, confusion and sadness, before returning his gaze to Hailey, who was speaking again. Connor didn't know if he even wanted to visit Adam in the hospital. They certainly were friends and Connor knew that he needed support, but the Adam that he had just seen, who was close to attacking the doctors, was not the Adam he was friends with. This was all so much at once, and all Connor could do was nod his head as Hailey asked if they could help her gather some things for Adam's stay. "Uh... yeah, I guess so," he responded, looking at Sienna once again before stepping past Hailey and slowly heading down the hall. He was surprised with even himself for remembering where Adam's room was in the apartment. It had to have been six months or so since he had last been there, and even then it was just a brief visit to help Adam catch up on some school work he had missed. "I guess that text makes sense now," Connor said, his voice a near whisper. They were far enough from Hailey that she probably couldn't hear them but Connor was still in enough shock that he could only get out a hiss.

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Character Portrait: Charlotte H. Buchanan Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Vincent Mast Character Portrait: Sydney Vale Character Portrait: Piper Vine Character Portrait: Carolina Daily Character Portrait: Connor Harkins Character Portrait: Ricardo Slim-Helú Character Portrait: Adam Westin
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It all happened in a blur - Adam's sudden rush of aggression, the way they had to force the needle into Adam's neck (which definitely made Sienna cringe and want to stop them), Adam's energy being depleted before he lost all consciousness - it all happened before Sienna could get another breath in and by the time she did, she exhaled on a tremor, the breath escaping her in small, rushed huffs. More than the shock of how Adam had to be controlled was the look in his eyes: flashing with some kind of tortured fury, they struck Sienna silent, so much so that she didn't even question when the blonde male was hoisted off of the ground and dumped into a wheelchair. It wasn't until Adam was rolled past her did she breathe again, sharing a concerned look with Connor before finally paying attention to Hailey.

"I want to know everything as soon as possible," Sienna demanded not soon afterwards, meeting Hailey's gaze unflinchingly despite the obvious horror and shock she was still in. "Hospital room, discharge date, everything." Like Connor, her mind was still trying to associate the writhing guy in a fit on the floor and the guy she could spend hours making music with. At the end of that train of thought, however, there was only one thing that Sienna could come to terms with: Adam was still her friend. And that meant she couldn't give up on him. She had to be here for him, at least to bash him in the head for not being honest with her and not asking for help. It reminded her of her turmoil with Jane's situation, which only served to make Sienna monotonously agree to packing some of Adam's things.

Sienna followed Connor wordlessly through the apartment and into Adam's bedroom, taking in the room they had once played video games in. Her eyes scoped out the entire surface area before falling on Connor, ears only just catching his whisper over the memory of shoving Adam off his bed because she had petulantly believed he cheated. It took a fraction of a second for Sienna to catch on to what he was saying, and when she did, she could only nod for a moment. "Yeah...I guess..." She said lowly, actually surprised by the tears that sprung to her eyes at the thought of where Adam's mind had been last night. And it made her all the more upset with his parents. Who the fuck left their son in another country when they're sick? But Sienna swiped at her eyes before a single tear could fall, digging her hands into a few of Adam's items. "Let's just pack his things and get out of here." As much as emotional Sienna would have lingered on the things that gave her memories, she didn't want to. Not here. Not when all she could think about was the fact that her friend had been alone all this time and she hadn't known.

It took them a good ten minutes to pack a few things for Adam, a few items of clothing, sheet music and his collection of classical CDs (Sienna knew he'd like that, at least), and a few other small items before calling it quits. Sienna couldn't have called back to Hailey quick enough, opting to reiterate her demand to be notified of all Adam-related news. Once she bid Hailey a good evening, Sienna led Connor out of the apartment and back to her family's vehicle, opting to drop Connor off wherever he needed her to. "Hey," she had called, just as he was about to leave, and grabbed his arm pleadingly. "Don't tell the guys about this...please. I-I-I know they weren't friends with him or anything, but...I just really don't need this getting out any further than us." Sienna knew that all it would take is some ignorant comment from one of Manhattan's elite and it would be all over. Adam's image would be completely ruined if it got out and more than likely, there'd be unnecessary teasing and everything. Sienna's imagination painted a vivid picture and while she knew Connor wasn't the type, he did hang out with Sienna and, inadvertently at times, Jane. As much as Sienna loved her friend, Jane would either be dismissive about it or make some unwitting remark, unaware at how dangerous a single breath from her person could be.

Once Connor was gone and Sienna was in her lonesome, she was about to dial up a friend when she got the notification of Jane's text. It was enough to cause her to let out an indignant noise and her fingers impulsively punched out a response. However, her thumb didn't press down on the send button. Instead, it hit delete and she busied herself looking at other notifications before going back to what she needed.

To: Lottie
No prob, chica. Omw

To: Carrie
Excuse the vanity, Sydney replacing me w/ the bitch riding her clit don't hurt a bit. Not exactly replaceable. Btw, omw.

To: Piper
Can you believe her? Smh. U coming or what?

Sienna didn't give herself time to think about Jane's text any longer nor the fact that Sydney was welcoming Tori into her folds. However, the latter fact was bothering her. If Sydney wanted a new friend, that was fine. Not that Sienna honestly thought she'd find one out of the many girls who want to be with Sydney just because it sounds good, not because they wanted to be her friend. Tori was a completely different story. Sienna didn't presume to know how much Tori wanted to be close to Sydney, but she did know she was un-trustworthy. And maybe, to an extent, Sienna was as well, but Sienna also prided herself on being a good friend and she had only gotten involved with Victoria to protect Charlotte. But now, Tori was no longer under Sienna's control and Sienna hated it. She didn't normally want to control people, but there came a point where she needed to at least know how to keep Tori from screwing everyone Sienna cared about over. However, Sienna wasn't the mastermind or evil genius. And she needed help.

"Well, well, well, haven't heard from you in a long time," Ricardo purred into the phone, or at least, that's how it sounded in Sienna's ears. Either way, it made her roll her eyes. "Puh-leaze, Ricky! It was twenty four hours ago. Besides, I'm surprised you're not out getting your boys intoxicated." She could practically envision his chuckle through the phone and she rolled her eyes again. "And here I was, trying to be a good little boy, and you tempt with that idea." Sienna re-crossed her legs, sitting back against the leathery seats. It was only a few seconds of silence before Ricky decided to talk again, noting that her quietness meant something. "So, I think we both know this isn't a friendly little call. What can I do for you?"

Sienna opened her mouth to speak, but only paused, swallowing back whatever impulsive response she would have typically given Rick. Was she really doing this? Getting Ricardo's help on manipulating people? She wasn't really manipulative, not to the extent that she felt like she had to go to in order to make Victoria get rid of that damn post. But that was what she had to remind herself - that she was only trying to make Victoria give in already and stop being pesky. "A certain little birdy's gotten out of her cage and I want to get her back." Rick reveled in his own pause, a smirk flitting across his face. "And the innocent little songstress comes for my help. Don't tell me you're walking on the dark side now, Sia." He saw her glower long before it appeared on her face. "Never said I was a good girl and it's not that deep. I just...I'm doing this for my friends." Rick grinned at the thought, picking up the glass of whiskey and sipping some of it. The sound of him swallowing shouldn't have been as ominous. "You're a smart girl, Sia. Think. What does your little birdy love more than anything?" He didn't give her a chance to answer, no he wanted Sienna to think on it. While others speculated on whether or not Sienna had a dark side, and if she'd actually - truly (since a little post was not the full extent of Sienna's vindictiveness, that much he knew) - use it, Ricardo liked fostering it. He wouldn't ever try to change Sienna, that wasn't his goal. But he did like knowing that she wasn't squeaky clean (not that he didn't already know that), that the little perfectionist pop star didn't have all white feathers. She was just as dark as he and Sydney.

There was no stopping the pout that formed on Sienna's face at being hung up on, but she didn't have time to mull that over. She thought about the things she had learned about Tori since catching her trying to post about Charlotte. It left Sienna in her silence, but it wouldn't be long before a light bulb clicked in her head. She just wouldn't able to act on it until she had taken care of seeing Carrie and picking up Charlotte.


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Once off the phone, Rick polished off his glass before sitting back in his chair coolly, folding one leg over the other in contemplation. He was a bit curious about what Sienna was getting herself into. From the way she spoke, he doubted the little "birdy" was Sydney. If that were the case, she would have simply called him to start up their kickboxing sessions again or text him about it. Not calling him about something like manipulating someone. It amused Rick, that much was certain, but it intrigued him enough to text a few of his followers to see if they heard anything new on the block about Sienna or anything. However, what was more interesting was the idea of going out with his own group, which Ricardo hadn't been able to do in too long. He needed to rectify that soon.

Rather decisive, he added both Vincent and Connor to a group message (since the last one they had been in was when he had his old phone), and text them both. Despite his statement yesterday, they actually hadn't had the time to catch up. He hadn't had the time to see how Connor was taking the Sydney sleeping with Vincent thing, the post, or even about the conversation he knew Vincent and Sienna had last night. The latter being another source of intrigue. The two hadn't acted in any particular manner. Sienna had been rather casual and went back to simply ignoring Vincent, pointedly hugging and greeting Rick when she had seen the guys together. It didn't mean that their conversation hadn't gone a particular way, but it did not mean anything. Not until Ricardo saw and spoke with Vincent himself. So, after making sure his message was sent, Ric grabbed a jacket, his wallet, and headed out for his town car.

To: Connor, Vincent
Whatever ur doin, drop it. We're goin out. I'm bored

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Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Piper Vine Character Portrait: Carolina Daily Character Portrait: Connor Harkins Character Portrait: Adam Westin
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Seeing Sienna's response gave Piper a whole brand new idea. With this divide between her and Sydney and Jane seemingly on Sydney's side, this gave Piper the perfect opening. Besides Charlotte, Sienna will surely be looking for a new friend to feel the void that Sydney is going to be leaving. Also everyone knew Jane wasn't one to disobey Sydney, so with her siding with the person who cheated with Sienna's boyfriend, she probably didn't look too favorable now to the singer. This was great news. Not exactly how Piper imagined it going, but she wasn't going to complain about this golden opportunity for her.

To: Sienna
Thank god you understand me! Jane can have this idealized view sometimes and she lacks perception of reality. I actually got my dress today, but your mom probably has something better. Of course I'll be coming over today :)

Piper got some of her things together, and just as she was about to walk out of her bedroom her phone vibrated again. A text from Connor, Carolina, Jane,and then Sienna again. She really missed Connor since school began. Since he had a family emergency though she understood his absence. But since he is coming to her party then she will just have to see him and talk to him then. Text messages would suffice for now.

To: Connor
Good! You better be excited it's going to be great! I put on some finishing touches today. So who are you bringing as a date?????

To: Carolina
Okay honey I'm just letting you know that I think she has ulterior motives.

When she opened Jane's text her mouth hung open and she let out a loud scoff. Her and Sienna were being rude?! Rude is sleeping with your supposed best friends boyfriend more then once! Sienna was justly mad at Sydney. Despite Piper slight jealousy, she didn't like Sydney regardless. This latest scandal only gave her all the more reason to hate Vale. She decided to respond to Sienna first.

To: Sienna
Did she just seriously call us rude?! Did that bitch Sydney take her phone or something? Anyways yeah I'm coming I just had to get some things together. Come pick me up I'll be at the bar on 5th Ave.

To: Jane
Jane come on you have to be fair to Sienna here. Anyone with eyes knew how much she cared for Vincent. Be a little understanding huh? Also how are you feeling after those pills? I think I already lost a pound or 2 just after taking what we did yesterday.

She decided to respond to Jane outside of their group chat. She had plenty of time coming up to show Sienna how loyal she is to her. As Piper walked out of her bedroom she was stopped by Amy who was standing by the door. "Thomas told me that you saw your biological father behind my back." Piper sighed loudly not feeling like dealing with Amy right now. "Yeah we did so what? You wouldn't let us see him if you knew." Piper was a little peeved that her brother told, but it didn't bother her all too much. "He also told me what happened. Piper you should know I got in contact with your parents a long time ago, and I knew that they didn't want you or Thomas so I never told you." Amy just dropped her big secret and Piper was speechless. "You knew how hard I was searching and didn't just tell me?!" Piper blew past Amy not wanting to hear anything else she would have to say.

"You know what? I really don't appreciate you keeping something like that from me. The second I graduate you won't have to deal with me or Thomas anymore." Piper slammed the front door, leaving in a slight rush to get to the coffee shop so Sienna can pick her up. She would have to deal with the Amy drama at another time.





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After Sienna and Connor went upstairs, Hailey had to explain in detail what just happened to Adam's parents. Both were infuriated by her decision to have him hospitalized, but she really had no choice here but to do that for him. He could've seriously gotten himself hurt or even killed. He was too manic for her to handle the situation on her own. Luckily for her she just narrowly escaped from being fired, but she was given a stern warning. She saw Sienna and Connor out and made sure to thank them heavily. She liked those two. They were really good kids.

Staying on task, she got Adam's bags and headed towards the mental hospital. Once there, she had a series of papers to sign and other processes to go through before she was able to see Adam. Because of who he was, he had the best private room in the whole building. It was on the top floor and had it's own bathroom. But the room lacked anything that was sharp or had rough edges to it. With how out of it Adam was they were fearful that he might attempt suicide, so anything he could do it with was removed from his room. He didn't even have a bed sheet on his bed. Hailey was informed that these conditions would only last for a week and then they would move everything back into his room.

Adam was awake now, but he might as well be asleep. He was left sitting on his bed staring off into space. His face completely wiped of any emotion. Seeing him like this pained Hailey. His parents should really be here at a time like this. She could only imagine the condition Adam will be in once he becomes lucid again. Thinking about how lonely he will feel, Hailey remembered what Sienna asked of her earlier. She searched for Adam's phone and decided to text her from it.

To: Sienna
Hello Ms.Sienna this is Hailey. Adam will be staying at Manhattan Psychiatric Center for two weeks. I wish it was longer, but his parents won't allow that. His room is 1206 on the 12th floor. He can have visitors starting next week.

She hit the send button and then went back to setting Adam's clothes up in his closet. Once she got everything together, Hailey looked at Adam who was still sitting there and knelt in front of him. "It's all going to get better soon Adam okay? This is only temporary." Really he should be here at least a month. His parents keep interfering with his treatments like this then he will never get better.

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Character Portrait: Charlotte H. Buchanan Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Vincent Mast Character Portrait: Piper Vine Character Portrait: Carolina Daily Character Portrait: Adam Westin
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Conspiratorially, Sienna smiled and reclined in her seat comfortably, not even bothering to answer Piper. She would text her when she was near the coffee shop. But she had to send Rick her appreciation, even if it was only telepathically because her mind was reeling and a plan had formed. It was a bit dramatic, but it wouldn't be if it weren't Sienna and she had always claimed her vindictiveness. All she needed to do was find the right subjects and say the right words, and her plan would be set in motion. So excited, she even giggled before it formed into a small laugh, which died down only by the sound of her phone alerting her to yet another text message. Sighing, Sienna glanced down at her phone to see the message from Adam's caretaker, which sobered her just a bit.

To: Hailey
Thank you.

She didn't have time to think about the fact that he wouldn't be in the hospital for too long. Sienna wasn't particularly familiar with schizophrenia, though she was surely going to know a bit more by the end of the weekend. She had to. This was for her friend and her friend needed her. At least, in order to know how to make adjusting to his disease and back to school life. Adam wasn't allowed to hide from her, not anymore. And now that she knew a good little bit of what was going on with him, there was no way she was turning her back without a good fight. Damn straight. Giving her driver the upcoming directions, Sienna went into a nice conversation with Esmee via text messaging. She apparently was eating a light dinner with her new friend, Gabriella, and doing homework. The vault key was in Sienna's room and Esmee had apparently already picked her own dress, lamenting that she was upset with Sienna's choice. Of course, calling her big sister a 'show off' which Sienna honestly couldn't deny. She was. She basically had her dress planned the second Piper said she was doing a masquerade, had always wanted to wear it but never had a good enough event. Cynthia had gotten in altered, so all Sienna had to do was go try it on.

Soon enough, they were outside of the location Piper said she would be at and Sienna shot her a quick text, signifying that she was waiting for her. She didn't feel the need to get out of the vehicle since Sienna had a mission and stopping at the moment was not necessary. In fact, she was on several missions and one of them included a nice email she sent to a pretty alumnae who served on SGA six years ago. She also sent a text to both of her girls to let them know what she was up to, also one to her boyfriend, who she hadn't heard from in a minute.

To: Charlotte
B there soon. Did u guys talk about anything? Also, u mind if I bring Piper? Promise she won't ruin our night & if she does i'll kick her out ;D

To: Carrie
Also, if the bitch ditched u, then u should just come over w/ me & Lottie. U kno Piper right?

To: Piper
Outside, love.

To: Vincent
Should I be worried?

It didn't seem to take long for Piper to get in and Sienna smiled, genuinely, at the redhead. While she still was curious over Piper, who had remained a bit of a mystery since they met her, Sienna couldn't help but feel just slightly grateful. While Jane seemed to be stuck in some constant cycle of me-me-me and she wasn't on speaking terms with Sydney, Piper not limiting her presence in Sienna's was a comforting thought. "Hey, love. We're picking up Charlotte and maybe Carolina from Jane's, and then heading to my place." It clicked in her head, only a beat later, that Piper might be the only one - other than her sister, that she could share just a bit of her thoughts or plans with. So, Sienna sized the redhead up for only a moment longer before proposing, "Care to visit a school with me next week? Keeping my options open for college and I'm getting a tour scheduled. You in?" Even if Piper didn't agree to going, Sienna would still visit the school. She just needed to be crafty either way. For the moment, though, she would try to keep the rest of her plans to herself. They were getting close to the Lynch home soon and she couldn't let any of it leak to the two socialites she knew were inside.

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Character Portrait: Charlotte H. Buchanan Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Vincent Mast Character Portrait: Sydney Vale Character Portrait: Piper Vine Character Portrait: Victoria Walsh Character Portrait: Carolina Daily Character Portrait: Brent Barclay Character Portrait: Connor Harkins Character Portrait: Ricardo Slim-Helú Character Portrait: Kelley Hadley Character Portrait: Lee Min-ho Character Portrait: Edward Till Character Portrait: Adam Westin
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Thursday, September 11th | 3:00 PM

Victoria ended up keeping to her word that she wouldn't make any posts about Jane. She still had no reason to want to protect Jane personally, but a few other reasons kept her wanting to hoard the secret to herself for the time being. For one, her blog had been more active than ever over the past few days. Between the post about Sydney and Vincent, and then the one about Charlotte, she had enough page views and buzz around the page to keep her satisfied. The Jane story would be a good one, not in the way that Charlotte or Sydney's was, because stories involving scandalous romance were always instant-hits, but simply because she was part of Sydney's circle. Those girls were viewed by many as being perfect and 100% flawless, and shedding light on how horribly flawed one of them would be would always generate a good story. That led into the second reason. Her attention had drifted away from one of Sydney's troubled friends to another: Piper. Victoria found out that she was the one who slept with Ed at Sydney's party on Wednesday, and the revelation had Tori wanting to burn Piper to the ground (figuratively and literally). She and Edward weren't technically together the night of Sydney's party. Victoria had broken up with him days before, claiming that he wasn't good enough for her, but she had done that countless times in the past. She didn't really think he would move on, but she should have known that being admitted into Saint Jude's would turn him into a manwhore. That, coupled with Piper Vine, being who Tori now declared the biggest slut in Manhattan, being near him, only spelled trouble. She would put a stop to that, though. After sending Ed many angry (and arguably, a little crazy) voicemails on Wednesday and not hearing back, Victoria decided that she needed to take things into her own hands.

She kept her fingers away from her keyboard on Tuesday and Wednesday and focused on school work. Constance Billard wasn't exclusive just for social reasons. The work there really was rigorous and coupled with studying for the last rounds of SAT's, Tori was overwhelmed with academics, despite it only being the first week of school. Besides just not having enough time to figure out what her next move would be, being back in the classroom reminded her of where she stood on the social ladder. She had used a lot of moxie to act against Sienna but in real life, she wasn't as brave as she was behind her keyboard. In school, she was still the girl who couldn't eat lunch with Sydney Vale and her friends on the steps of The MET, or hop into the town car that Vincent and Ricardo showed up in after classes ended to pick up their girl friends. She was herself, but that wasn't enough, and it infuriated her. So much so, that by the time classes let out on Thursday and she hurried into the town car waiting for her, she couldn't stop herself from making a post to her blog. The idea of going home to an empty house with no real friends and no real family always bothered her, but on the anniversary of her mother's death, her emotions were running more rampant. Maybe she would have still made the post anyway, but today was the day that came once a year, that reminded her that she had less than her peers in more ways than one. Victoria was too young when her mother was killed for her to really remember much, but she knows that had she had a real maternal figure in her life, things would have been different. How, she isn't exactly sure, but she just knows that she wouldn't loathe herself so much. If she had a mother all her life, like all of these other girls, she wouldn't have wanted to be anyone but herself.



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I needed a little hiatus after all of the mayhem that our precious little Upper East Siders entertained us with this weekend, but don't worry, darlings; I'm back ;). We all know that this Friday is the annual party that Constance Billard's group of royals throw, and this year, our hostess is none of than Piper Vine! Trust me, I'm just surprised as you that she's managed to stay in that group for so long. Now, to help us all get in the spirit for what's destined to be an ~exciting~ party, I decided to dedicate the next few blog posts to the hostess with the mostess, and what better way to do that than to leave you with some fun facts about her?

  • As you can see, she can deep throat just about anything! Ask the bathroom attendant at Sydney Vale's party, I'm sure she can personally attest to that ;)

  • Sydney isn't the only one in the coveted inner circle that goes for the boys who are taken, so ladies, watch out. If you don't want your bf pinned to the bathroom floor, forced to make out with her, take this as a warning (or follow Charlotte's lead and pretend that you actually aren't dating your boyfriend! Apparently, Brent Barclay is one of the very few guys that Piper hasn't slept with yet!)

We've still got over 24 hours until her big party starts, so check back in for more. I'm saving the juiciest details for last ;)

xoxo
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