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Hailey Neilson

"I may be the new girl but I am not new to this lifestyle."

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

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Full Name:
Hailey Anna Neilson.

Nickname:
Hailey really doesn't like being given a nickname or nicknames. She finds them rather unnecessary. And if you even think about giving her a nickname, she probably won't even talk to you.

Birthday:
September 6th, 1997.

Age:
Seventeen; 17 but fixing to turn eighteen; 18.

Sexual Orientation:
Hailey isn't one to really put a label on her sexuality. She like who she likes and cannot help it if people are judgmental of her because of her choice.

Grade Level:
12th grade.

Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois.

Character Role:
The New Girl.


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Family:
| Matthew Neilson | Father | 42 |
| Savannah Rogers-Neilson | Mother | 39 |

Hailey has an amazing relationship with her parents but now that she is living in New York and her parents are now in Chicago, she misses them dearly and visits them often whenever she can. Her father and mother are both country musicians but she decided to go a different route. Hailey sings Pop music and is a dancer. She dances to pop, hip hop and sometimes ballet, but hates it because it's too slow and boring for her.

Home Life:
Being the only child of two country musicians, she really never got to see them since they would often go on tour at the exact same time. She was left with multiple nannies and most of them couldn't speak very good English. It was boring and saddened her deeply. She would only see her parents for a small amount of time because when they were not touring, they were going out to award shows, interviewing or going to some social event where they are the special guests.

Hailey really hated growing up when she was younger but as she got older and capable of doing things on her own, she absolutely loved it. While her parents were away, she threw gigantic parties with her close friends and their friends. Though, she did get caught one time when her parents flight got cancelled and they came home early. Of course, like every other parent, they were pissed but also a little bit happy that Hailey was finally growing into her own person. They took a small break from the music industry to focus on Hailey's goals.

Her mother and father heard Hailey sing and immediately took her to a nearby recording studio and she recorded some songs that she has written. She has even opened up for her mother and father before and received an excessive amount of applause and standing ovations. It was a sad day when her parents had signed her up for a school half way across the United States without consulting with her first. She put up a big fight about it but of course, her parents made sure she was on the first plane to New York. She transferred to New York so that she could be closer to the performing arts schools and get her name noticed early on.

Hailey really misses her family and friends in Chicago but hopes to make new ones as the year goes on. Living in New York has been a big change for her as she got lost the first day there. Hailey's currently living in an apartment and truly hates it because you can hear everything that everyone is doing. She is rarely at home though - She loves New York and explores the city every chance she gets.

Academic Career:
Honestly, Hailey isn't really that academically intelligent so her parents basically paid for her to go to Constance Billard School and they paid for her full tuition.

Future Plans:
Hailey plans on going to Julliard after high school. She has already toured the school and loved every aspect of it's facilities and what it has to offer. She plans on going there but she also wants to go to NYADA, which is New York Academy for the Dramatic Arts.


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Personality:
Overall, Hailey is a great person to be around. She is very positive about everything in life and never sees the bad side of a situation - Well, sometimes she does but tries her best not to. She is a very flirtatious type of person and hates that about herself - especially when it comes to someone she really likes then her flirting is taken to a whole another level. She sometimes tries too hard to make friends but then comes overly attached to them. It's one of her traits that she truly hates but has learned to accept it anyway. She is also sarcastic, at times but she'll never be mean or hurtful towards anyone. Hailey can be described as a very thoughtful person as she has been with her parents every time they gave money or given an inspirational speech to charity. Seeing all of those people in need made her realize how good she has it and just wants to give back to the world, one step at a time. Another one of her traits that she hates is that she is sometimes a little bit too naive. She will believe almost anything that someone tells her, whether it be true or not. Also, she gets a little emotional from time to time but nothing too major will happen. When she gets into her emotional state of mind, she'll just be silent and won't talk to anyone for quite some time.

Hobbies:
Writing Songs & Poems | Posting videos on YouTube | Tweeting | Singing | Dancing | Video games | Exercising

Bad Habits:
Flirtatious | Nail biting | Over Thinking | Lies often

Likes:
Social Gatherings | Intellectual Minds | Meaningful Conversations | Chocolate | Smiling & Laughing | Warm Weather

Dislikes:
Thunderstorms | Arguing & Yelling | Smelly People | Hypocrites | Spicy Food | Negative People

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Face Claim:
Heather Morris.

Height:
5'8.

Weight/Build:
136 lbs. Athletic.

Hair Color:
Blonde.

Eye Color:
Hazel Green.

So begins...

Hailey Neilson's Story

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Character Portrait: Sydney Vale Character Portrait: Oliver Grace Character Portrait: August Marcelo Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Hailey Neilson Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Isabela Monroe Character Portrait: Lee Min-ho Character Portrait: Piper Vine Character Portrait: Vincent Mast Character Portrait: Brent Barclay Character Portrait: Sebastian Huntington Jr. Character Portrait: Connor Harkins Character Portrait: Charlotte H. Buchanan Character Portrait: Dustin Sanderson Character Portrait: Juniper Willow Grigsby
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It's Thursday, September 4th, and for the students of Constance Billard School for Girls and Saint Jude's School for Boys, that means that school is back in session. Both schools are located only a couple of blocks away from each other in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the neighborhood where most of the students reside in.

Although today is the first day of the school year, academic classes are not in session until tomorrow. Today is the day of the "welcome assembly", where the upperclassmen of both schools will come to Constance Billard from 9:30 to 11:30, and the underclassmen from 11:30 to 1:30. The short day will allow the Head of School to welcome the students back, and address any changes that have occurred over the summer. Students will also have an opportunity to socialize with their friends and possibly new classmates, and introduce themselves to their teachers for the year. Textbooks will also be available for pickup.

Later that night, Sydney Vale will be hosting her annual back-to-school party at her home. This year's theme is black & white, but even dressing in one of the colors won't guarantee that you'll get in if you didn't receive one of the exclusive invitations this summer.

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Character Portrait: Sydney Vale Character Portrait: August Marcelo Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Hailey Neilson Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Isabela Monroe Character Portrait: Piper Vine Character Portrait: Vincent Mast Character Portrait: Connor Harkins Character Portrait: Charlotte H. Buchanan Character Portrait: Dustin Sanderson
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Like her fellow socialite and longtime friend, Sienna had awoken at around six in the morning. Well, to be completely honest, Sienna had been awake since around five, but chose not to get out of bed until six. The act of doing so felt too strenuous of a task and the darkness outside wasn't exactly helping in the Sienna-needs-to-get-up decision. Nevertheless, when the time came, Sienna's hand pressed the button of her alarm clock just before it went off, glancing over at a still sleeping Hailey. Expelling a heavy sigh and running a hand through her thick hair, she sat up, did a small overhead stretch, and then headed downstairs. Just as she was about to leave her bedroom, Sienna grabbed her phone. The alarm she had set was only on snooze and would wake Hailey up soon enough. Either that or Sienna would come back and jump on her fellow singer.

In the long hallway, the delicious aroma of cooked meat and something sweet and bready wafted to her nostrils and upon turning the corner past her sister's bedroom, Sienna was surprised to see her mother, Cynthia, awake and actually...cooking? "Channeling Betty Crocker this morning, mamá?" She called with a small grin and her mother jumped just a bit, body tense as the last pancake plopped down on the plate that was stacked with them unceremoniously. Cynthia exhaled sharply while Sienna only chuckled. "Sienna, casi me dio un ataque al corazón! Avisarme próxima vez!" Her mother chastised and while Sienna had to roll her eyes at how dramatic her mother was being, she only smiled and sat at the breakfast isle, marveling at the selection of food her mother decided to provide. She could see breakfast empanadas, which would be the first thing Sienna would be eating, pancakes, both bacon and sausage, a bowl of fruit salad, and scrambled eggs. "Lo siento, mamá." She apologized, though the sparkle in her honey brown eyes was far from apologetic. "What's all this for though?" Cynthia only smiled slightly, causing the dimples in her cheeks to appear. "I don't know, it's just Esmee's first day of high school and the first day of your last year..." Sienna listened to her mother trail off as she politely grabbed a warm breakfast empanada and a plate, reaching over afterwards to scoop out some fruit when she saw the look on her mother's face. "Por favor, mama. Please don't start getting all emotional!" Sienna exclaimed to which Cynthia replied that she couldn't help it, prompting Sienna to roll her eyes and take a bite out of her empanada.

"Don't act surprised, Sia. She's been looking at baby pictures all morning," her little sister, Esmee, called from behind her and Sienna deadpanned. Cynthia sighed. "You kids will understand when you have kids of your own and they start growing up." She told them while fixing her own plate of food. Sienna only chuckled and decided to type out quick texts.

To: Piper, Jane, Charlotte, August, Connor, Dustin, Isabela
Morning, lovelies! Can't wait to see everyone! <3 <3

To: Vincent
Graduation's not even here yet & my mom's looking at baby pics. Help!!!

It wasn't a common occurrence, her texting Vincent. Not unless he was having one of his drunk texting episodes or if they were all in some mass text message. The shock of having been the one to initiate the contact didn't come in until after her phone alerted her to the fact that it had been sent but by then it was too late to call the message back. Besides, they were supposed to be civil. They hung out in the same circles and while, yes, his presence and name made something in her chest throb every single time, not communicating wasn't doing anyone any favors. Not when some of his friends were her friends and vice versa. Besides, if her mom was looking at baby pictures or getting sentimental, she wouldn't be surprised if his were to. Shaking her head a little, Sienna put another empanada on her plate before fixing one for Hailey. Considering the late nights they spent on tour and the long rides on tour buses (no matter how luxurious they were) still made it difficult for normal human beings to want to get up. And well, Sienna was normal, but she was an early bird whether she wanted to be or not. It was in her blood. "Don't forget to give me back my sweater, Esmee. I know you took it while I was gone." Her sister made a face at Sienna's exclamation, but Sia didn't look back. She had to eat and get ready for school.

Once back in her bedroom, Sienna set Hailey's plate on the nightstand on her side of Sienna's bed. While they had the spare bedrooms for her friend to choose from, they had both collapsed on her bed after joking around and talking about the upcoming school year. After giving her friend a hard shake, Sienna noisily (and only to keep Hailey awake) clamored to her walk-in-closet, the only other one in the penthouse besides the one in her parents' bedroom, so that she could find a decent outfit to wear for the first day back. While munching on the empanadas and melon, Sienna found a nice sapphire blue wrap blouse that had long sleeves, a black-and-white split slit skirt, and strappy Giuseppe Zanotti wedges to wear. While it was September and the air was chilled as compared to the warmth Sienna had grown accustomed to on the West Coast, it wasn't cold enough for her to require wearing tights yet and she could always bring along a chic black jacket just in case. Satisfied with her choice and finished with her food, she pulled out two bottles of water from the miniature fridge in her closet along with her clothes and stepped out, closing the door behind her.

Brushing her teeth and going through her Bellaboo skincare treatment took her about fifteen minutes and it was about seven thirty when she hopped into the shower. She had just gotten out of the steaming bathroom, her soft skin wrapped in a delicate jasmine vanilla scent, when she realized that her phone was ringing. It didn't surprise her that it was Sydney and after their conversation was done with a promise of Sienna being on the Constance steps at nine promptly, the two girls ended the conversation. Despite what Sydney might actually believe or what even Vincent might think, Sienna didn't hate Sydney. She was irritated with her from time to time and yes, she was very close to hitting her friend on a number of occasions. But more than anything, she wanted their friendship to actually work and be genuine, and was more disappointed with Sydney than anything else. She had wanted Syd to be the one to tell her about sleeping with Vince, though his honesty was definitely accepted. However, their conversation had nothing to do with their own situation. It was about Jane who had Sienna frustrated all summer, very much like Sydney. Her being a bit tired and not exactly in need of school at the moment had her sounding a bit more realistic and mellow than normal, but she felt Sydney's anger and hurt. It just wouldn't get to her until a bit later.

It didn't take her long to get ready after that and Sienna was in the middle of brushing her hair when she glanced back at Hailey, who was getting ready swiftly. "How do you feel about your first day? Ready to wreak some havoc on these New Yorkers?"

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Oliver didn't want to go to school. Not even in the slightest. He actually hated the damn place, due to the fact he was a different person there. He groaned and shoved his head under his pillow. Summer, was the best thing for him. Aside form the football training camps, he had barely been out of his room. He enjoyed it, but now it was time for the hell of all things living. He got out of his bed, not caring if he was only in his boxers and walked out of his room. He stumbled down the hallway, to hear chatter. "Couldn't they have been asleep...just until I left."

He looked through the doorway, to find his step-brothers arguing as usual. "I get to take the Impala to the campus today. I'll drop you and the faggot off at school." the twenty-three year old spoke with a childish tone. Oliver walked in with a rather sour look upon his face "Actually, the Impala is mine and I'm taking Jimmy to school. Find you're own damn ride, you are twenty three." the middle child spoke. He scoffed at the twenty-three year old's furious face. "Before you attempt to tell your mom, she and dad are out on another vacation." he spoke before returning to his room. The male picked up his phone and sent out a text, to the girl he had been talking to almost all summer. She was attending the girl's school, so he would probably see her a few times.

To: Hailey
Hey! I'm hopen 2 c u @ that stoopid skool evint thing?


Rather satisfied he began to get dressed. His dark brown/blonde hair falling into his eyes. He took a close look upon his wrists and arms, shuddering. He looked upon them, giving himself a pitiful look into the mirror. "Stupid piece of shit....how are you going to treat everyone this year? How are you going to keep it a secret this year?" he slowly though to himself. He shook his head, and proceeded to get dressed. He took out his phone once again, and went to the "Twitter" application.

He rolled his eyes, at the many....many back to school selfies, and took one of himself. He laughed as he typed.

cnt w8 2 c my bffs #skool #sumersovur :(:

He stopped typing and put on his boots, then opening his door. He whistled for his step-brother to come on, as he opened up the door, and gave Alecs the finger. He walked closer to his pride and joy. A 1967 Chevy Impala, original in Navy Blue. He had received it because of his position on the football team. He got into the driver's seat, and proceeded to his and his younger step-brother's school.

After a few minuted of driving, he parked in the school's lot. "See ya squirt." he speaks getting out of the car, turning it off and walking up the steps, of his own personal Hell.

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She stirred slightly in her bed as she heard movement in the house. Her ears twitched when the alarm ranged out as she groaned then rolled back over as Sienna turned it off, or someone did. Hailey had stayed up all night last night with Sienna, talking and laughing and basically reminiscing about the awesome Summer that they had. Touring was so hard to do especially when you had to go to school and everything. It was really rough. Hailey did not even want to get up this morning but did anyway when the alarm went off again, seeing that Sienna placed a plate on the nightstand then felt Sienna shake her. "I'm getting up." She said softly with another groan, waving Sienna off.

Hailey is definitely not a morning person and it shows. She woke up and pressed her back against the pillows then leaned over and grabbed the plate, taking a small bite out of the empanadas and letting out a soft moan of delicious pleasure. Hailey got up from the bed and basically did what Sienna had just did, going out of Sienna room and walking to the guest room, where she was suppose to be sleeping but didn't make there last night because of her and Sienna's endless conversations. She rummaged through her closet, looking for something for herself to wear and with a raised brow, she picked out a shirt, which had the upper left side hang down a little bit, revealing a little bit of shoulders. Hailey grinned when she pulled out a pair of short shorts, along with a pair of converses to match then entire coloration of the outfit. She'd ask Sienna how did this outfit look as she wanted to make a good impression among her peers.

Once Sienna emerged herself from the bathroom, Hailey waved at her with a smile and softly told her good morning. She walked out of the room and went towards the bathroom down the hall, getting herself ready for the day. She brushed her teeth and put on a facial mask then showered. Hailey walked out of the bathroom, no facial mask and fully dressed. She walked back into Sienna room, just in time to hear her question. "Honestly, I am a little nervous." Hailey sat down on the bed with a soft sigh escaping over her parted lips. "But yes, these New Yorkers will not know what hit them." She snickered slightly then jumped suddenly as her text tone was going off.

She blushed a little bit as it was Oliver texting her. Her eyes went towards Sienna then back down at her phone, replying to Oliver's text.

To: Oliver
Yes, I will be there with bells on. :)


She smiled warmly after hitting the send button then looked up at Sienna again, getting up from the bed and standing beside her. "Does my outfit look okay?" Hailey rocked on the balls of her feet while asking that question, going over and grabbing her make-up bag, which she proceeded to put on. She didn't bother brushing or combing her curly, blonde locks of hair as she just simply placed a beanie over her head.

She'd sit back down on the bed and wait for Sienna to get ready as she didn't want to rush her or anything.

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Sebastian had been up since 6:30 am, after his baby nephew had started bawling. His sister, Adelaide, was out at work already, so it was Sebastian's duty to look after the little one. Picking up Gerard his small crib, Sebastian cradles the two year old in his arms as they walk towards the kitchen of the small studio apartment. His sister's place definitely wasn't the large estate his father lived in, or the luxurious penthouse his mother owned on the Upper East Side, but rather sweet a two bedroom with a small kitchenette. And Sebastian adored it. The apartment wasn't cold and empty like his father's, it felt lived in; it felt like home.

"Let's get you some yummy food," Sebastian coos, placing down Gerard in his little blue highchair and opening the cabinet that hung above it. Pulling out a plastic purple bowl and spoon, Sebastian then grabs a banana and starts to peel it before chopping it up into tiny pieces and placing it in the bowl.

Completely ignoring the spoon, Gerard picks up the pieces with his tiny hands and starts to shovel the banana into his mouth, a big smile on his face. Whilst watching the boy eat, Sebastian pulls out his phone, after a text message from his dad's assistant made it bleep. His father wanted him back soon so that they could have the 'family' breakfast before he and his bratty step-brother, Arthur, had to go to school.

Rolling his eyes, Sebastian knew he had to go, however much he'd love to just stay here the whole day with Gerard - forget about school and the rest of his family. "Sebby!" Called Gerard, who had his hands stuck up in the air and banana smooshed all over his face, obviously wanted out of the highchair. Picking the boy up and placing him on his hip, Sebastian dumps the bowl into the sink and puts the unused spoon back, bouncing Gerard as he did, which first made the boy giggle and then burp very, very loudly. Which only proved to make him giggle more. "So-o-o-rry Sebby." Gerard says through a fit of tiny, high-pitched giggles.

"Better out than in, I suppose," Sebastian replies, laughing softly with Gerard as they made their way back towards Adelaide and Gerard's bedroom. Letting Gerard down onto the ground, Sebastian hunts around for some clothes to replace Gerard's dinosaur pyjama set. Whilst he was doing that, Gerard was stomping around on the floor, pretending to be a T-Rex and bashing into Sebastian's legs attempting to eat him. "Oh no, G-Rex, please don't eat me," Sebastian cries, playing along while also looking for the clothes. "Rawr, rawr, rawr!" Gerard continued to plough into Sebastian's legs before the older boy swooped down and picked him up in his arms.

"Okay G-Rex, you can play dinosaurs with Uriah," Sebastian said, Uriah was the son of Adelaide's next-door neighbour who looked after Gerard when Sebastian couldn't. "But first you need to tell Sebby where your clothes are before I gobble you up and you can't go!"

Squealing, Gerard Writhes in Sebastian's hands so he puts him down and the little boy shoots off out the room. Only to return a minute later with some small, kaki shorts and a red polo top, covered with dinosaurs. "You and your dinosaurs," Sebastian laughs, shaking his head, picking up the boy and placing him on the bed so that Sebastian could dress him.

Once he was dressed and ready to go, Sebastian took Gerard's small hand in his and they stepped out of the apartment. Only to go two doors down to where Angela and Uriah lived. Knocking on the door, Sebastian bent down and planted a quick kiss on Gerard's cheek, messing up his blonde hair as he did. "Be good, ok?" Sebastian tells him as the door opens.

"Okay Sebby, goodbye love you!" Gerard called behind him as he charged into the apartment. Laughing lightly and turning to look at Angela, Sebastian gives her a warm smile, "Thanks for taking him, again, Angie." He says gratefully.

"No prob Seb, besides Uriah loves Gerard." Angela replies, returning the smile. Much like Adelaide, she was a young mother, in her early twenties, Sebastian assumed. "Well, thanks for dropping him 'round." She finishes, with a slight wave.
Sebastian nods, "Bye Angie." Before turning around and heading to where the elevator was.

Once he was safely inside the car his father had sent for him, Sebastian pulled out his phone from his jeans pocket and began typing:

To: Hailey
Can I just come on your tour w/ you? summer ended too quickly :(


To: Jane
Will I see you @ school? Missed you this Summer.


Sebastian had no idea Hailey was going to be attending St. Jude's sister school, Constance Billard this year as she was planning to surprise him. Nor did he know where Jane had been over the summer vacation. All he had seen of her the entire time was the selfie that she put up recently on Instagram and honestly, Sebastian felt a bit like he'd been blown off. Of course, he wasn't going to tell Jane that because he was sure she had a legitimate reason, Sebastian just wished she'd had told him. However selfish that may sound.
And falling back into his old ways, Sebastian had just opened another new text message to send to Lee, before realising that they were no longer friends and cancelling it, a small wave of sadness washing over him as he did so.

Pushing the sadness to the back of his mind, Sebastian decided that seeing his father would only make his mood worse, so he quickly shot Quinn, Sebastian Sr.'s assistant, a text:

To: Quinn
Please tell Sebastian Sr. that Sebastian Jr. isn't coming to his stupid breakfast.
Also, Sebastian Jr. requests that you kick Arthur for him.
Thanks.


Leaning back against the headrest and tucking his phone back in his pocket, "Hey, um, change of destination," Sebastian tells the drivers, "Turns out my dad wants me to just go straight to school." Smiling appreciatively as the driver nods and turns the car around. Sebastian certainly wasn't looking forward to being back at school and he wasn't sure whether or not he was looking forward to seeing everyone again, either. But even school was far better than going to his father's house and having to socialise with the home-wrecker and her kid.

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Sienna didn't care to do much to her hair for the day considering they were all going to be getting dolled up Sydney's party tonight, so she decided to simply run a brush through the silky locks. There were subtle waves already towards the ends from the last hair appointment she had went to for a touch-up of the honey blonde shade, so she was content with the natural elegance that could be seen in her hair. She did, however, choose to part it down the center so that there could be equal love of hair on both sides of her face. It also would help when she decided to flip her hair all dramatically or something along those lines, but Hailey's response had her smiling at her friend through her mirror. "You're awesome, you look awesome, everyone is going to see that you're awesome, and you're gonna rock this first day." She grinned at her friend before turning her attention to applying a small amount of makeup. She didn't need anything too heavy for the first day, not when later would prompt her entire face being done up. However, she did go with a luscious pink lip with her cake-batter flavored lip balm coated just beneath for protection.

Once she found she was situated and with an extra fluff of her hair, Sienna rose from the chair in front of her vanity. The new height allowed her to see the way the skirt showed off her toned and tanned legs and she made sure that the shirt was still tucked into the skirt, though fitting loosely. While Sienna had her casual moments and would gladly wear things like sweatpants as a regular requirement in her attire, she had also been born with her mother's innate desire to look fabulous. And being a part of the queen bee's regimen only reinforced that mentality. Satisfied with her overall appearance, Sienna gave her hair one more fluff, spritzed herself with the jasmine vanilla perfume she was known for, and then grabbed her Celine bag. Her mom had already ordered her books and since there was no classes today, she didn't feel the need to bring anything other than a purse. She glanced over at Hailey while grabbing her phone, noting the text messages. "We should probably go. Syd wants to meet at nine. One of my friends is getting Starbucks. Sending him an order now." Sienna told her, leading the other blonde out of her bedroom and shutting the bedroom door after them. The last thing she needed was Esmee raiding her closet in an attempt to find a better outfit despite probably already having one.

Speaking of, just as Sienna and Hailey were waiting for the elevator, Esmee emerged, fully dressed and looking very much like a carbon copy of a younger Sienna, though unique in her own sense. Before Esmee could utter a complaint, Sienna cut in, "No, we're not gonna talk about you stealing my sweater and no, you do not need to change. You're cute and adorable and it's time to go." Sienna dragged both her sister and friend into the elevator shaft with her, pressing for the lobby. Meanwhile, she sent out her own texts.

To: Connor
U r god-sent. ilu & I will pay u back. Grande salted caramel mocha & a grande caramel mocha. Its 4 a friend. Thanks

To: Vincent
LMAO

To: Piper, Sydney, Jane
Omw

"I'm lazy. Are we walking?" Esmee asked, turning big dark brown eyes to Sienna who only grinned. "Of course not!" She exclaimed, linking arms with her two girls as they entered the lobby from the private Alvarez elevator. The doorman smiled at them congenially and Sienna only nodded before returning her attention to Hailey and Esmee. "You two are arriving in style for your first day to Constance Billard and something tells me you're gonna be loving me for not making you walk in those." Sienna said the last part with a pointed look at Esmee's heels, which actually were Sienna's but they weren't going to discuss that. It was like Sienna didn't always allow her sister to borrow her clothes. Besides, it was an understandable question. Sienna, despite having the luxury of a driver with several different vehicles to get by in, loved walking those three blocks. She loved the crisp air of New York mornings, the sound her heels made on the pavement, and really just the act of taking in everything. However, she wanted her sister to make an entrance on her first day to what would become Sienna's alma mater and for everyone to know that Hailey was someone important. Not to mention fans would probably be in a frenzy seeing two mainstream artists still together after a summer as such.

They climbed into the limousine Cynthia must have exchanged for the Escalade Sienna had been expecting and as they rode on in the New York traffic, Sienna whipped out her phone and grinned at both girls. "Up for first day selfies?" She asked to which Esmee immediately nodded her head.

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While waiting for Sienna to be ready, she felt her phone vibrate once again and the text tone sounded off. It was Sebastian, or Adonis as she likes to call him sometimes. She read the message and laughed silently to herself while holding her phone up to type a response but then saw that Sienna was ready to go by the time. Hailey had thanked Sienna for her kind words about her clothing choice and that she was awesome. She couldn't help but smile then jumped off of the bed with the nod of her head. "Whoever Syd is, seems like she is a person who doesn't like to be kept waiting." She snickered at her comment then looked down at her phone as they left Sienna's room and walked down the hallway, waiting for the elevator. She went back to typing the previous message to Sebastian.

To: Sebastian
Sure, you can come next time. :3 And yes, I completely agree, Summer is now bummer. Haha. :)


Hailey hit the send button then looked at Sienna's sister as she stepped forth. "Wow. You look amazing." She spoke towards Esmee while being basically dragged into the elevator by Sienna. She heard Esmee's question then looked at Sienna, who replied. Hailey let out a breath of relief because she honestly didn't feel like walking neither. She linked her arm with Sienna's as they strolled throughout the lobby and towards the outside. Hailey looked at Sienna as she spoke. "Yay! Styling and profiling on my first day." She laughed again then looked at the limousine as it approach.

She was the first to enter and climbed right on in. As Sienna pulled out her phone and asked about first day selfies, Hailey surely wasn't the one to pass up on the offer. She posed, with her lips poked out and her index finger touching the bottom lip. Once Sienna had took the picture, she pulled her phone out excitedly and threw herself across the sister's lap, exclaiming. "My turn! Everyone make a funny face." She held her phone up high but at an angle then stuck her tongue out the side of her mouth with her face all scrunched up.

Hailey laughed after snapping the picture then leaned up and taking her seat back beside Sienna, staring out of the window beside her now. "Wow. I'm so nervous but excited at the same time." She rolled her window down slightly as she loved the New York scenery. It was absolutely breathtaking and mesmerizing. Hailey really couldn't wait to see the other girls at the school and hoped that they were epic just like Sienna.

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Sienna could only laugh and comply when Hailey draped herself over both Sienna and Esmee, the latter who was quick to suck her cheeks in and cross her eyes. It was the classic Alvarez funny face and Sienna was more than willing to go along with it. Once the pictures were taken, Sienna posted them on Instagram. Instantly, there were a few likes and she had to grin to herself. There was a reason she was named one of the most powerful social media users in the mainstream and she was more than willing to contend to that title. Tucking a few strands behind her ear, Sienna stared over at Hailey who had rolled down her window. She smiled softly. "I remember those feelings," she admitted, seeing Constance's profile as they slowly pulled up. "Just remember not to let this school and all its drama swallow you whole." The majority of the comment was directed towards her sister who only rolled her eyes.

"Oh God, you're getting like your mother," Esmee lamented and Sienna stuck her tongue out at her little sister. "Whatever, you still love me. And what did I tell you about these Constance girls?" Esmee deadpanned, but the pressing look in Sienna's eyes prompted her to reply. "Remind them that I'm an Alvarez and I'm not scared to cut a bitch." Esmee said, which had Sienna chuckling with the memory of when she first told her sister this when Cynthia said she wanted all three generations of Alvarez girls to have attended Constance. "And?" Sienna pressed as the limousine pulled to a stop. She could already see people glancing at their vehicle in curiosity, though she knew most of the girls - save for the freshmen - recognized it as one of the Alvarez's limousines. "And if an upperclassmen steps to me, I'll tell 'em, 'come see my sister, bitch!'" Esmee finished with a grin and Sienna beamed back at her. Esmee was the first one to climb out and Sienna called after her, "Behave!" To which Esmee only waved her off as she found her friends from her former private school.

It was only when Sienna's leggy form made its way out of the limousine that Esmee turned around with a sneaky grin, calling to the crowd of students, "OH MY GAWD!! Is that Hailey Neilson and Sienna Alvarez getting out of a limo together?" A few heads whipped in their direction and Sienna tossed her little sister a murderous grin. Cheesing with the utmost innocent deviousness in her gleaming eyes, Esmee pulled her friends up the Constance stairs that she had seen Sienna go up many times before on her way to school while a good number of students made their way over to the singing duo. "That sneaky bitch," Sienna muttered only for Hailey to hear and linked arms with her friend, smiling at her fellow classmates. The big rule was that Sienna was not to sign autographs at school. She couldn't remember - for the life of her - why that had been put in place, something about that distracting students, but she remained cordial and nice with her fans. Besides, Constance was her way of at least attempting to be normal. She led Hailey over to the steps where she and the girls typically met, finding that she was the first one there. Sienna's eyes roved over the campus grounds before they fell on a familiar face not too far away.

Just like that, she was reminded why Vincent Mast was considered one of the most attractive guys at St. Jude's. Granted, there were a few hot guys that all the girls gossiped about, but Sienna knew that her ex-boyfriend was definitely the main one whispered in the halls when everyone thought she wouldn't pay attention. It still surprised her that people understood that he was still a sensitive topic for her, even when they were playing nice and being with their respective circle, but he never failed to just strike her...nervous. It was always appalling and she would feel this insurmountable anger towards him for the control he did not seem to realize he had over her. It's been about two years. How could just looking at him have her self-consciously fixing her hair and swallowing back a lump in her throat that wasn't there before? Taking a breath, she tugged at Hailey, nodding in Vincent's direction. "You remember that guy I said I was singing about, right? The one in 'Invincible?' She was referring to one of her more ballad-like singles and sighed. "Well, that's him." Sienna didn't hide that she was staring at Vincent because a second later, she was waving over to him, though not as wildly as she would for - say - August or even Connor. "Hey, Vince!" She didn't know if he would come over and say anything more, so she pulled out her phone to find her girls.

To: Sydney, Jane, Piper
Do not tell me I'm the 1rst 1 @ these steps! Where r u guys?

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Even walking at a casual pace, calling Connor, and allowing a group of junior girls to gush to her about their summers didn't waste enough time for one of her girls to arrive before her. Sydney couldn't blame Sienna for not being on time as directed because it was still nearly ten to nine and even she hadn't intended on arriving forty minutes before the assembly even began. Once the group of familiar junior girls spotted her approaching campus though, there was no turning back.

"What did you do this summer?!" one chirped curiously, as if she didn't already know. Sydney recognized her as Kylie Jameson, the girl who was almost always the first like or favorite on any of her Instagram posts or tweets. "You went to the Emmy's right? That picture of you and Jack Harkins was sooo cute," Lilly Rowen chimed in before she had time to answer the first. Not like she was planning on giving them much of a response anyway. The girls were all very sweet (to her, at least), but they were juniors. Had they been a year older, she might have considered them to be friends but for now, they were nothing more than people to dote on her and feed her information when needed. They definitely weren't close enough to be filled in too specifically on her summer adventures, especially when her two closest friends had ditched her during it. "I've been attending the Emmy Awards since I was six years old. Of course I was there," Sydney replied after a long, unattached pause as she gazed around the courtyard. Her tone was not as condescending or snide as the words suggested, but it certainly was cold. The juniors had continued on with their rambling, mostly about how nice she looked and how excited they were for her party that evening. Normally she would have snapped at them for being so annoying, but today she needed people to keep her busy until her girls arrived.

Luckily, the wait was no longer necessary. Sydney had missed the limousine pulling up moments before, probably since it blended in with many of the other cars dropping students off, but she was within hearing distance of Esmee's reference to Sienna and Hailey. Although many of the others in the area couldn't resist to glance curiously in the pair's direction, Sydney kept her eyes focused on the girls in front of her. She didn't care about, or even hear, much of what they were saying, but she'd be damned if she actually acted like Sienna and Hailey's presence really peaked her interest that much. Even if Sienna was her close friend, Sydney wasn't going to allow her to think that she was that head-turning. Her successful tour had probably already given her enough of an inflated ego. No, she's on my team this year. Piper already poisoned Jane. If nothing else, I need to keep Sienna on my side. Sydney did want her friendship with Sienna to work out. As dramatic as the girl could be, there was much more good to her than bad and when they were both playing nice, they did have good moments. She was going to need to make an extra effort this year, especially considering that she was feeling more guilty after sleeping with Vincent a second time this year.

After another two or three minutes of listening idly to the girls go on and on about their own summers, Sydney held up a finger to stop them mid-sentence. "I'm so happy I got to catch up with you girls. I better see you two at my party tonight." The artificially-sweet tone to her voice was hard to ignore, especially as she dismissed the third, unknown girl, who had joined the group and certainly wasn't on the invite list to her party. She had purposely waited to leave the girls until Sienna and Hailey were already waiting for her on the steps, but as soon as they were, she headed over there herself.

On most school days, she liked to sit on the steps before the morning bell rang to gossip with the girls about whatever had happened that past weekend or discuss what they planned on doing over the next one. Today, though, she didn't want to take the chance of her dress getting ruined and opted to stand across from Sienna and Hailey. She had spotted Vincent walking towards them, but like most people, didn't give him a second glance. He's not important, she tried to remind herself, despite her inner-self telling her otherwise.

"You're on time and you look cute. At least I have one reliable friend," she smiled, whipping her phone out to see Sienna's text, which was now pointless to answer, and that it was only a few minutes past nine. There was one from Jane in the group chat as well, but as soon as she saw that she was here with Piper, she slipped it back into her bag. Jane was already getting on her nerves and arriving to school, after three months of basically being dead, wasn't helping her case. On the plus side, it made Sienna seem like a much better friend and Sydney embraced her in a tight squeeze as soon as her phone was away.

Had Hailey not been standing next to Sienna, she would have made a remark to Sienna about how there was no way that she was going to be able to stick to their plan with Jane, but she knew better than to gossip around strangers. Sydney was happy knowing every bit of gossip on anyone important but she wasn't going to spread anything about her closest friend. Although she was vaguely aware of who Hailey was - some singer that Sienna had toured with - she preferred to act like the girl's identity was completely unknown to her. Even if she was a senior, she was going to be treated as unimportant as any other new student to the school. At least until she proved herself to be of their standard, which Sydney was unsure could ever happen in just one year. "And you are...?" She looked Hailey up and down and although she wasn't exactly impressed, her inquisitive smile never faltered.




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Vincent didn't like the way that his eyes instantly searched the crowd of students as soon as he heard her name being shouted by her sister. It was like her name alone had the power to make him stand up straighter and puff out his chest a bit more, for his heart to speed up and for his head to replay every good memory they had together. If his mother knew he reacted that way, she undoubtedly would claim that her intuition was spot on and that he had to ask Sienna back out. The thought had crossed his mind more than once over the last week alone, but he knew that Sienna had moved on. She had dated some rapper and supposedly slept with a bunch of other guys since the two of them were together. Vincent couldn't claim that he had been any more celibate than she, though. His sex drive was what had ruined their relationship in the first place. However, when her voice called out to him, there was no way that he could resist grinning. She was the only person who could allow him to lose his cool and collected front, even if it was only for a minute.

If it had been any other girl, he would have obnoxiously grabbed her ass or held her to him for longer than necessary, but he only gave Sienna a friendly hug. There were too many emotions there that he didn't want to get into, and honestly, if he was forced to breath the all too familiar scent of her perfume in for any longer, he probably would have tried to make out with her right then and there. Besides, Sydney was standing a foot away, and dealing with the two girls together always felt uncomfortable. "Seriously though, right after you texted me, I was bombarded with baby pictures from my mom," he smiled, referencing their conversation from earlier. Although it was hard to just keep things on a friendly level with Sienna, Vincent knew that it was the best way, or maybe even the only way, to get through this year. After greeting her, he gave Sydney a similar hug. "You're looking good, Vale. I see that the Hamptons sun treated you nicely," he grinned, admiring her sun-kissed skin. Lastly, he looked towards Hailey Neilson, who he only knew through hearing about Sienna's tour from his mother. "You must be Hailey." He extended a hand towards her. She was definitely attractive enough for him to want to hug, but he had the reputation of Prince Charming to maintain, not that of a man-whore. "I've heard a lot about you. My sister's a big fan." It wasn't a lie. His young sister was obsessed with Sienna and had insisted that Colette take her and some of her friends to one of Sienna and Hailey's local concerts this summer. Conveniently, Vincent had been out of state at a lacrosse tournament. "And, hey, it's always nice to have another blonde on campus," His grin might have turned into more of a smirk at that remark. He seemed to have a growing craving for blondes.

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Hailey was brought back out of her thoughts when her phone chimed again. It was just an Instagram update, notifying her but she of course, had already knew that it was Sienna's picture that was uploaded. She hit the like button then looked over at Sienna with a smile while looking back down at her phone, uploading their funny faces pic to Instagram, as well. Her photo had gotten instant likes and comments from her fans as she commented with a thank you.

She looked over at Sienna with a smile as she talked and nodded her head but the comments seemed to be aimed at her little sister though Hailey will be taking that advice, as well. She felt as the limo slowed down and eventually came to a stop in front of the new school she'd be attending. Butterflies began to fill her stomach. Sienna's and Esmee's voices faded out as she wasn't really ready for this. Hailey hoped that she wasn't having a panic attack, not now anyway. Her ears twitched when Esmee yelled out hers and Sienna's arrival and she was brought back to reality. Hailey looked over at Sienna and laughed at her comment. "At least she is also a clever bitch." Hailey nodded her head after her comment then exited the limo after Sienna.

She saw that everyone's eyes were on them both as she didn't really feel like being superstar Hailey right now and it seems that Sienna felt the same way. People's eyes soon were not on them anymore as her demeanor basically told the story that she rather not be bother, really. She looked at Sienna when she mentioned a guy in a song then nodded her head, speaking softly. "Yeah?" She looked over at a handsome fellow, whom Sienna practically called over.

Her eyes reviewed over Vincent as he came over and Sydney as she came over as well. She stayed in the background until she was brought up in the conversation, which really didn't take long. Her eyes looked over towards Sydney as she reviewed her up and down in the same demeanor as Sydney did her. Hailey smirked a little then stepped forth. "How do you not know who I am?" Hailey said with a little bit of arrogance then chuckled lightly. "I am Hailey. And who might you be?" Hailey was already not liking this Sydney person, whomever she might be to Sienna. She had an awful vibe about her.

Though when Vincent spoke towards her, she smiled brightly and widely, nodding her head. "Yes, I am Hailey." She shook his hand then broke the transaction, dropping her hand back by her side. "Let me guess.." She eyed Vincent. "You must be Vincent?" She laughed a little while continuing to converse with him. "Ah, I see your sister has an excellent taste in music then." She continued to smile until Vincent made the another blonde on campus comment then her smile dwindled away as she looked off for a brief moment.

"So, when are we going inside? I am anxious to see what the inside looks like." She asked then said while eying Vincent, Sydney and Sienna, rocking on the balls of her feet as she waited for someone to respond to her.

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She could do this, Sienna decided as she noticed Vincent approaching them. She could keep up this friendly charade. It was their senior year and surely, they could be better than they were before, right? After all, no matter what happened in their romantic relationship, their families were still connected to this day. It was hard to just hate him for an eternity, especially with the way her heart felt like it sucker-punched her ribcage the closer he got. Sienna would surely deny this if anyone asked, but she was more than grateful for Sydney's presence when it came. She had not even noticed the queen bee's arrival until that moment. Smiling, Sienna turned to her friend and was more than surprised to be hugged by Sydney, especially as tight as she had been. I can't take today if my heart's gonna keep acting up, Sienna thought to herself at the throbbing of said muscle as she hugged her friend back before pulling away with a beaming smile. "And you're looking as regal as ever, Syd."

As she pulled away from Sydney, Vincent had already made his way over and Sienna was in too good of a mood now that she and Sydney seemed to be in a good place for the moment to not fall into his hug. Granted, she had to get away a bit more quickly than she had with Sydney. At least there it wasn't so foreign, didn't leave her wanting to just remain there and bask in a scent she only allowed herself to think about when she was not with her friends. There was a bit of disappointment that filled her, as if her body was protesting the idea of not hugging her ex - which was absurd - so Sienna concentrated on what he was saying instead of how unfair it was that his eyes were really blue at the moment. She giggled a bit at the thought of Colette and her mother both having their "mommy moments" as she had termed when they were kids. "Oops, probably jinxed you. My bad!" She exclaimed, her smile wide. "I've actually gotta catch up with Colette sometimes." She said, though it was more to herself than anything else. Since she and Vincent had broken up, Sienna had distanced herself from the Mast family - not so much so that it was obvious that she detested them or something along those lines, but that she didn't spend as much time with her mother and Colette as she did when she was younger. The last time Cynthia brought that up sounded like Colette actually wanted to see her and well, Collie had been one of her favorite people growing up.

So caught up in trying to figure out her own feelings, Sienna had come in on the part where Vincent's gaze lingered a bit too long on Sydney just and just as he turned towards Hailey, leaving Sienna to clutch her bag just a bit tightly to herself. It was a discreet tick of hers, so she swiped at wayward strands that had been tousled due to the gust of wind swept through them. Down, girl she had to tell herself. You said it was over. He can look all he wants. Nodding to herself subtly, she caught on to Vincent's comments about blondes and rolled her eyes, turning to Hailey to see the face she made. "Ignore him," she told her fellow singer lowly but still kept it loud enough for Vincent to hear, a teasing smirk on her naturally plump lips. "I do." It didn't take long for Sienna to catch on to a bit of tension between Sydney and Hailey, and the actual anxiety that seemed to seep from the new girl's pores. She didn't need Sydney clashing so inexplicably with Hailey - not on her first day, at least. Sienna didn't see them being the best of friends, but they damn sure didn't need to get in to anything on the first day of school. She glanced at Hailey, stared at Sydney for a second, before glancing back at Hailey with a pensive expression. "Hey, if you wanna go in, go ahead without me. Just follow the students and you'll be in the auditorium. I gotta meet some people out here, but I'll come find you with the drinks, ok?" Sienna didn't want to just throw Hailey to the wolves or even abandon her, but the girl's nerves wouldn't be settled until she was inside and could really take everything in. Plus, she and Sydney still needed to talk. Also, the rest of her friends needed to get here, she decided and glanced down at her phone to send out a few messages.

To: August
Where r u?

To: Jane
Bring yourself, ma'am

To: Charlotte
Don't tell me I beat u here, Madam President :p

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It probably didn't count for much since she had been with Sienna for less than five minutes, but at least for now, Sydney was satisfied with where they stood. Their greeting seemed sincere and Sydney had no reason for it not to be on her part, at least. Especially with Jane losing a few points on the friend-scale, Sienna was looking pretty good today. She returned the bright smile as her friend complimented her, and swept a strand of hair away from her face as she turned to face Vincent. God, was he attractive. His preppy outfit, perfect hair, defined jawline... everything about him made him the perfect guy. Besides the fact that he still had feelings for Sienna. It was something that Sydney was well aware of, and although it probably should have been Sienna who was feeling hurt, Sydney was offended that he could still like her. Almost everyone liked Sienna, but not in the way that Vincent liked her. Sydney's eyes followed him closely as he wrapped his arms around Sienna. Bitch... She was caught up in cursing the pair mentally that she almost allowed her composed smile to slip into a glare. Not this early in the year, and definitely not this early in the day, she warned herself as she straightened up physically.

When he turned to hug her, she made sure that the embrace wasn't any longer than Sienna's. "You look nice too. Not like I would expect anything less from you, Vince," she rolled her eyes and smiled playfully at him. She knew that her relationship with Vincent was something that could never move past secret one night stands. At least, it couldn't if she wanted to remain friends with Sienna, which seemed questionable at times. So far today, Sienna was more important than Vincent. Friends first, she tried to remind herself, which brought her thoughts back to Jane, who still hadn't shown up. She instinctively blamed it on Piper. She was probably pulling Jane in every other direction than their group. She hadn't seen the redhead in months and she was already sick of her.

Hailey's response was probably the most surprising. How do I not know who you are? Maybe because you're a fucking nobody? Go join the freshman, Miss 'I am Hailey'. Maybe you were someone important in your old life, but here, you're a nobody. She wanted to speak the words badly and had the confidence and self-granted authority to do so, but Sienna jumped in before she could respond with anything more than a quirked eyebrow. It was probably for the best that she didn't have a chance to publicly cut Hailey down before school even started, but she was definitely taking note of her behavior. If Sienna thought she was bringing that girl to her party tonight, she was sorely mistaken. Sydney didn't care if Hailey planned on following Sienna's good advice and went into the school or not, because she wasn't going to waste any more of her time on this new girl. She gave Sienna an "are you kidding me?" look, before turning her attention to Vincent. "Where's Kelley?" Her relationship with Vincent's cousin was an interesting one. She probably would consider Kelley a friend, but the two were known to bicker to no end. Kelley wasn't the type of girl to take Sydney's bossiness and arrogance lying down, and Sydney was the first to call Kelley out on being 'trashy' or out of control. She didn't really care about her whereabouts, but needed something to distract her until Hailey left, Jane showed up, or her coffee got here.




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As much as he preffered it to not speaking to Sienna at all, their friendly conversation felt so strange. It was hard for him to act like they were just friends, and not even close ones, when he knew her so well. Sure, trying things again would be messy and probably never wanted on Sienna's side, but pretending that there wasn't still something between them was just as straining for him. It was even harder when she was now standing in front of him, looking better than ever, and he couldn't do anything more than hug her for a few seconds and chat about mindless things. "Yeah, she's coming into town one night this week for dinner. You should come. Kelley will probably tag along too," he offered casually. It was a simple and open invitation, and he acted as non-chalantly about it as he could, but he wanted her to come. His mother was just as open about wanting him to date Sienna as her mother, and he almost wanted her to put them on the spot. At least then, he could see what Sienna's reaction would be to even a playful suggestion of them getting back together.

The new girl's reaction to Sydney's normal bitchiness made even Vincent cringe inside. No one spoke to Sydney Vale that way and if she genuinely didn't know who she was already, she would be finding out in a less than pleasant way soon enough, he imagined. He waited for Sydney's claws to come out and for her to verbally tear the girl, and her chance at a social life, to shreds, but it didn't. Sydney ran her eyes over Hailey once more and then turned her attention to Sienna. She gave her a look that he could only interpret as being a mixture of annoyance, shock and anger, before addressing him. She brought up Kelley, who he still hadn't heard from since leaving her in his spare room earlier that morning. For all he knew, she had died of alcohol poisoning. It wasn't an unrealistic conclusion to her typical night out, but what was he supposed to do? They were cousins, and nearly the same age. He couldn't be her father or older brother. They were friends and that's how he wanted it to stay. "She's passed out at my apartment. I doubt we'll be seeing her until your party," he laughed.

Although he knew it was going to piss Sydney off, he felt like Sienna was in a bad place with both of the girls who already were on bad terms standing right beside each other. So, he turned to Hailey and with a playful smile, spoke. "I'm heading inside now. Can I have the honor of walking 'the new girl' in?"

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Hailey eyed Sienna as she spoke towards her, telling her to ignore Vincent. The comment made her smile somewhat then she glanced over towards him, taking in his attractiveness for a moment. She eventually snapped back to reality after realizing that she couldn't do that Sienna, her best friend. Though, the thought did cross her mind about being with Vincent since he does have a thing for blondes. Her inner monologue made her smile even wider then looked at Sienna as she was talking to her again.

"Uhm, yeah, that actually sounds like a good idea right about now." Hailey responded to Sienna while turning heel and looking at the school's entrance. She turned back to Sienna. "I'll see you inside then." She smiled then turned towards Sydney. "Oh, Sydney..." Hailey eyes looked the female up and down again then went back up to her eyes as Hailey shrugged her shoulders. "Eh, never mind." She smiled while turning back around, flipping her blonde locks of hair around in the process, fixing to take a step towards the inside until Vincent came up.

"This new girl name is Hailey." She said playfully but made her comment loud enough for Sydney to hear. "And yes, I shall give you that honor." Hailey linked her arm around Vincent's as she giggled slightly. "So, what's up with that Sydney girl?" She asked Vincent as she was basically dragging him into the school because she was excited to see how it appeared to be on the inside. "You know what, don't answer that. I am not here to start or cause drama." She chuckled slightly as they reached the doors and she unwrapped her arm from Vincent's.

She opened the door for herself but held it so that Vincent could trail in behind her. "What do you know about this school, Sir Vince?" She asked. "I know that you do not go to school here but you must know something." Hailey eyed Vincent slightly until a few of the girls squealed and came up to them, asking Hailey for her autograph. "Aw, sure." She asked the girls their names and wrote her autograph, ending with the signature star beside her name. "There you girls go. I'll be seeing you around." She waved at them as they continued their trek past her and Vincent. "Sorry, you were saying Vince."

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Despite whatever reserves either of them felt for being as nice to one another after so long, Sienna could only shoot Vincent an appreciative glance when he announced that he was heading inside. She didn't know if the silent thank-you had been taken as he walked off with Hailey, but Sienna definitely was grateful. The last thing she needed was to deal with Sydney snapping at Hailey and then her having to step in. As selfish as it sounded, she and Sydney were actually on good terms at the moment and Sienna preferred this to their typical underhanded digs and semi-hostile banter. She did, however, note in her head that she would be for a dinner with Colette and Kelley. Their relationship had never been hostile, even when Sienna had moved to telling herself she hated Vincent.

Once Vincent and Hailey were enough of a distance away from them, Sienna's smile dropped. "Where the hell are they? I thought Jane said they were here." She hissed, glancing around as more students slowly filed in. Some were linking up with their typical cliques, others alone. Sienna could tell, just by faces and body language, that the majority of the people outside currently were upperclassmen from both St. Judes and Constance. The freshmen would be the first to amble inside, not wanting to miss anything. The upperclassmen have experienced too many first-day-back speeches and unnecessary sitting for long periods of time. Jane should have been here by now. Her and Piper should have already greeted them and she was beginning to worry that Jane was trying to skip out on seeing them. After all, Jane could be...well, Jane wasn't the most perceptive in the group, but even she knew that she was in the wrong. She also knew that neither Sienna nor Sydney were dumb. She wouldn't not show up to school just to get out of seeing them, would she? She whipped back around to Sydney. "Do you think she actually went back home?"

Jane appeared at the bottom of the steps from the corner of her eye and Sienna paused, taking a moment to glance downward at her friend. It was probably a strange sight - Sydney Vale and Sienna Alvarez, standing close together without anyone standing in between them. Well, it would be strange for Jane and maybe Piper. However, their tension was almost nonexistent in the face of the girl whom neither had seen all summer save for the two selfies she thought would appease them in the past few days. Sienna wanted to immediately hound Jane. She wanted to wrench the truth out of until there was nothing left but honesty. After all, Jane couldn't be the one in the group keeping secrets. She couldn't be the one with feelings suppressed under the guise of friendship when said friendship was tested on a regular basis. No, she needed to go back to being their sweet, spoiled and simple friend. Which was why Sienna did not resist when the brunette finally made her way up the stairs and hugged her. She couldn't help it. Sienna always felt like Jane needed to be shown affection - she needed protection. However, as she wrapped an arm around the other senior, her gaze met Sydney's over Jane's shoulder. When they pulled away, Sienna smiled.

Sienna was not a fool to the fact that Sydney was probably the most upset one when it came to Jane and ran a hand through her hair idly, playing with the ends as Jane anxiously interacted with the queen bee. She normally would come to Jane's defense, offer her shopping services since the two did enjoy shopping sprees frequently - even when Sienna was shopping more for Esmee than herself. However, she felt like Jane deserved this. She needed to actually interact with Sydney and win back her favor - both of their favors. Besides, she couldn't offer any type of service today. Not if she wanted to release this full EP by her birthday. She did, however, opt to ask, "Where's Piper? I thought she was with you."

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Vincent was just always up for witnessing a good cat fight, especially when it involved hot girls, but he was glad that Hailey agreed to head inside with him. If she hadn't, he was sure that at the very least, it would result in more stress in Sienna's life and a plethora of texts from Sydney later on, telling him how much she hated Sienna for bringing the new girl around. The only girl drama that he really wasn't a fan of was that between Sydney and Sienna, since he always seemed involved in it somehow. He couldn't claim to be innocent in that, though. It was him who had seduced Sydney into sleeping with him that night and ruining his relationship with Sienna. Although Sydney had been more than willing to partake in what went down that night, even he didn't think that she was that bad of a friend to have done it if he hadn't insisted that he and Sienna had broken up. As much as he wanted to avoid the Sydney x Sienna drama, he always didn't like hanging around the two girls together for too long. It just felt awkward, especially when Sydney thought that Sienna was still in the dark about what they had done.

He wasn't sure how to respond when Hailey asked what was up with Sydney. How was he supposed to explain that she had just crossed the one person in this school who could ruin her? To someone like Hailey, who had probably never dealt with being unpopular or being anywhere but at the top of the social ladder, Sydney probably seemed oddly conceited. It was normal to him, and most of the school, though, that it was just how things worked. Sydney was the Queen Bee and that was how it had always been. If Hailey didn't know it yet, she would learn soon enough. Thankfully, there was no need for him to make an attempt at explaining that to her, because she shut down the question immediately. Her "I am not here to start or cause drama" made him grin because he was sure that that ship had already sailed. Sydney was too sensitive to have her authority tested in even such a minor way as Hailey acting like she didn't know who she was, even if she honestly didn't know who she was.

"What do I know about this school?" he repeated Hailey's question, considering how to answer it. He was given an extra minute to think as a group of girls approached the pair and began to talk to Hailey. Even if Sydney did decide to ruin her chances of joining the "popular" group, at least she seemed to have fans in the school who would want to befriend her. When she returned her attention to him, he still wasn't sure how to really answer, but made an attempt. "All I'm going to say is that it's a dog-eat-dog world here. I don't think you'll have a problem with it, seeing that you don't really qualify as being a friendless new kid," he smiled slightly as he watched the girls she had been speaking to scurry away. "But just don't let any of these girls get to you. There are a lot of 'mean girls' and it's easy to get wrapped up in trying to be somebody different just to fit in." It wasn't usual to his character, but he was actually being genuine as he spoke. He didn't know Hailey well enough to feel the need to really give her any words of wisdom, but he personally knew how wanting to have a certain reputation could ruin real relationships, and she seemed too nice for such an ill fate. "Just stick with Sienna, and I'm sure you'll be fine," he added.

Connor and Charlotte were a few feet ahead of them and Vincent led Hailey towards them. "Hey, Charlotte! Have you met the ne-.. Hailey?", he had started to reference her as "the new girl" again, but quickly corrected himself. "Don't worry, you're still the number one blonde in my life, though", he continued with a smirk. He had seen Connor frequently over the summer, so there was no need for some dramatic reunion, despite them being close friends. "Have you seen Dustin around?" he simply said as he addressed him.

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Dustin was practically falling asleep on his bike when he started to notice more classmates filling up the block. He slid off of his motorcycle, pushing his helmet into place between the throttle and brake and headed down the street, most likely sporting a fantastic case of helmet hair. With a whistle going he kept spinning the keys around his middle finger only ever having to stop when it clipped another finger. Dustin was naturally a fast walker and this time of day, not to mention thanks to it being technically the first day of school, almost everyone was walking at a snails pace making him weave in and out on his way there. People walking slow was a pet peeve of his the worst being when they have completely blocked his way with no other way around them.

Making it to the front of the school he cut the whistling off and grasped the keys in his right hand, finger still in the loop. He stopped to talk to a couple swim mates he hadn't seen all summer as he walked into the school. Mornings were the toughest part of every morning and normally this much talking would get rather annoying but the nonsensical conversations actually managed to keep his attention enough so that he started waking up. Some went on for longer than he liked but he didn't have anything wrong with it at the time.

A soft vibration in his pocket had reply from Piper that wasn't anything too special. Looking up he spotted several familiar faces he walked over to the small group just as he overheard his name. “Speak of the devil and he’s sure to appear.” Dustin spoke up with a smirk as he past Vincent from behind. “How’s it going?” He looked to Connor and Charlotte and to the other blonde he hoped he hadn’t met before because if they had her name is completely lost on him.

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Sienna couldn't help but soften her expression more at the dejected look in Jane's eyes when she didn't contend to going along with their shopping antics like usual. That had not been out of being mean and she was used to mostly speaking her thoughts. Which had not happened, surprisingly, which was why Sienna realized that this was a serious matter at hand. She usually would have hissed out of frustration that Jane was late or had (if that had been the case) that the wench had left them high and dry - again. She would have been fuming and not even the espresso-infused cup of chocolate she was going to receive from Connor would have satiated her hunger for something. However, this was Jane and well, Sienna held many grudges over the years, like when she made it very clear that one of the group's favorite little minions, Claire, would never be invited to any of her parties without at least some sucking up for an entire week because the girl had slept with Vincent last year. But Jane wasn't a minion or some girl who had wronged her like the one she was currently siding with. And Sienna couldn't be mean to her, not forever.

When Connor came, Sienna offered him a very bright smile of appreciation and would have given him his money for the drinks had he not immediately set to leaving. The warmth from both beverages, which now took up both of her hands, felt good against her skin and she took a sip of her own, allowing the salty flake to melt in the warmth of chocolate, espresso and caramel.

She was just about to explain to Jane that she had studio time and would have loved to spend time with her though when Sydney cut right to the chase. Sienna sharply turned to Sydney, a bit taken aback but not surprised by Sydney's refusal to allow the lies to continue. Understanding that the situation called for it, Sienna turned back to face Jane fully, shifting on her feet idly when Jane appeared ready to give some kind of answer. However, Piper's voice cut in over their favorite brunette's and the annoyance of both blondes was probably tangible. Or, at least, it was visible on Sienna's face, if only for a few seconds. Unlike Sydney, Sienna didn't not like Piper. Piper was pretty cool and between Sydney and Piper sometimes, Sienna liked the redhead just a bit more because Sydney had the capacity to push Sienna towards violence. However, considering the fact that there were no such inclinations at the moment and the fact the redhead (though unwittingly) disrupted a serious situation, Sienna was not exactly a fan of Piper at the moment. Not that it kept her from greeting her. Besides, Sienna didn't just turn away a compliment! "Oh, thanks, sweetie," she replied cheerily, rearranging her bag on her shoulder. "Yeah, I think summer was pretty good. There were a good number of revelations," Sienna stated, looking directly at Jane for a minute before returning her gaze to Piper with a salacious wink. "And a whole lot more fun that I can't wait to talk about later." It was probably mean of her to keep Jane on her toes, but it was too late to take it back.

When Piper inquired of them heading inside, it was as if Sydney had called to her without words because Sienna's gaze immediately went to the queen bee without question. She nodded discreetly and set to following Sydney as the girls headed inside. It was still a surprise that they had not clashed on anything yet, though Sienna was not privy to accepting this standstill. She was too used to Sydney's underhanded jabs and sly words to truly feel at ease in her presence. At the same time, they were on the same team at the moment. Granted, their reasoning and ways of interpreting the situation was different. Sydney felt like it was a personal stab for Jane to not tell her, Sienna thought it may have been indicative of how Jane truly felt. That maybe she didn't trust neither Sydney nor Sienna enough with her illness. Like with anyone who had a different sexuality, background or disease, the person deciding to tell you would only make that decision if they thought you were trustworthy and that they could allow themselves to be vulnerable with you. Sienna may not have truly vented to Jane about the true extents of her feelings towards Vincent and their separation (not to mention Sydney's involvement in it) or even to the girls about her woes with her mother, but surely they had been friends, right? Jane should have been able to trust her and yet, she had not and Sienna was angry only because, damn...she thought they were better than that. Maybe it was still selfish or even spoke to Sienna's own insecurities, but it was all too complicated at the moment to contemplate any further.

At the moment, while she heard her phone ping at receiving a text message, she couldn't rearrange the drinks to answer it. It was only when they had gotten inside, though not that far in, that Sienna saw Hailey still with Vincent and a few friends. Pleased, Sienna was the first to break from the group to get to the others a bit faster. "Hey, guys!" she exclaimed, forgetting all about Sydney and Charlotte not getting along at the moment. She smiled at Hailey while handing her fellow singer her drink. "Seems I've caught up with you. I hope someone," she eyed Vincent surreptitiously, "didn't give you a hard time." Turning to Charlotte, Sienna beamed. "Morning, Madam President." She said, giving Charlotte a sideways hug in pursuit of her phone.

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Hailey eyed Vincent as he repeated her question but in a different tense. It made her raise a brow a little bit but then her ears were mainly focused on what he said after. "Yeah, so this school is like the real world basically." She snickered at her own comment then eyed him again. "No one gets to me..." She smiled a little bit then eyed him. "If they do, I'll just write a song about them." She shrugged her shoulders then followed behind him as he went up to Charlotte, whom she met at the local mall. The other guy she haven't met yet so she did nothing but smile at him, for now.

She looked towards Vincent as he was about to call her the new girl again but shook her head and waved towards Charlotte with a smile. "Nice to meet you again." She nodded her head towards Charlotte then rolled her eyes at Vincent's comment. Her eyes then met someone she hasn't met before. "Hi there, I should introduce myself." She smiled and extended her hand for him to shake. "I'm Hailey." Her smile brightened after that as she dropped her hand by her side, whether he shook it or not.

Her eyes trailed around the hall as another guy walked up to them. 'All of these cute guys.' She thought to herself, eying him as he spoke, laughing at his comment. She waited until their conversation was over then basically did the same thing all over again. "Hi, I'm Hailey." She once again extended her hand for him to shake and dropping it back by her side with a smile. "So, shouldn't we head to the assembly?" She questioned towards them then looked up and saw Sienna and accepted her drink. "Thank you." She smiled then took a small sip from her cup.

Hailey eyed everyone around her as she rocked on the balls of her feet, waiting to go to this assembly.

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Walking into Contance Billard brought the same reaction from classmates that it did every year on the first day. Younger girls, if they dared, would wave or say hello to Sydney and the others, sometimes to be awarded with a response and other times to be ignored. Boys would stare, sometimes audibly making fun of their friends for gawking so obviously. And their group of four would walk in with heads held high, knowing that they owned the school. This year, that was much easier since they were definitely at the top of the food chain now. They were seniors. This was their year. Sydney would have preferred to come into it with Jane and Sienna on her side, and she couldn't have been more surprised that out of the two of them, it was Sienna that she was preferring in the moment. She wouldn't have minded if Piper had fallen off the face of the earth this summer too and never returned, but even if Sydney wouldn't admit it, Piper's beauty didn't hurt their group. It probably helped it, if anything.

Sydney liked to be selective with who she socialized with in public. She had enemies, that was for sure, but many of her poor relationships consisted of her acting friendly to the person to their face and attempting to ruin them behind their back. She didn't genuinely like most of the people who came up to greet her that morning, and was far from Sienna's level of friendly, even towards the people that she did sometimes socialize with. She sipped her coffee as she watched Sienna separate from them and run over to Connor, Charlotte, Vincent and Hailey. She hoped that Piper would follow. Sydney and Piper were far from friends and she was sure that Piper liked Sienna better than Jane anyway. If Jane dared to distance herself though, Sydney would have snapped. She was already waiting for her friend's response from her earlier question, but figured that she had made her point enough earlier than to bring it up again. Besides, as far as Jane knew, Sydney had far more important things to worry about than whatever "vacation" she went on.

"Ask Nicole to pick you up something to wear while we're here," she said in a tone that came closer to an order than a suggestion. Remembering Sienna's earlier thought that Jane might end up skipping out on school, Sydney wouldn't have been surprised if she skipped out on the party too, claiming that she had nothing to wear and couldn't come. While Sydney had enough minions to go around, she wasn't going to spend her night with them. They weren't real friends, and even she knew that her good streak with Sienna wasn't going to last forever. It would only be a matter of time before the two were back at each other's throats, probably initiated by Sydney too. "I'm wearing black, so you can wear white." Sydney had decided on wearing black as soon as she chose the party's theme, but had only just decided that she wanted Jane in white. Maybe because she knew that Jane probably would have opted for black on her own, since everyone claims to look thinner in black. Maybe just because she liked the control that she could exert over Jane. Both Sienna and Piper had too big of mouths to let her demand them around in such a way, although that didn't stop her from doing so occasionally.

She was going to let Jane think their conversation about her summer was over for now, she decided definitely. Her attention had flitted towards the group that Sienna had joined, and her eyes locked onto Vincent's form. She didn't know if she would be audacious enough to go through with it later on, but he was looking good enough for her to want a repeat of their July 4th night together. Her guard fell for a few seconds but she quickly snapped her head back to Jane when she felt like she had been looking for too long. "Where's Sebastian?" It was completely random but she needed some change of topic to cover up for what she felt like was her being obviously googly eyed at Vincent.

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Charlotte groaned as she looked down at her phone. She just shook her head and slid her phone away as she got up and started to walk into the school. "Hey, I just got your text. What's up?" It was only when she heard Connor's voice that she sighed and turned around to face him. "Oh thank goodness, Connor, I'm really freaking out. I mean, I know that its just an introduction or whatever, but what if I mess up or I forget what I wrote. I can't wing like you can, that's not my style. And people already think I'm a dumb blonde, I don't need the incoming freshmen thinking that too. And they might think that for the rest of the year, I mean I know I shouldn't care but, I have enough people thinking that I'm nothing more than some cute girl. I do not need anyone else thinkin' that."

Charlotte groaned before looking around to see a few people staring at the pair. "Oh, great now people think I'm an uptight, uppity freak." She already knew what he was going to say, that she was just stressing out and that everything would be fine and blah, blah, blah. Telling her what he always told her when she got herself worked up, which was... pretty common when she thought about it. But, he didn't get it. Sure, he was cute but, he was also popular, charming, and well, pretty awesome. No one had any reason to think that he got pass on just his looks or money but, with her that's what a lot of people thought. That she was just another dumb blonde who could flip her hair or flaunt daddy's money and get whatever her little heart desired. And she hated that people thought her life and she was like that. So, she always did above and beyond just to try and show those people that they were wrong. And whenever she thought that she was just about to prove those people right... She may or may not have a tinsy, tiny little... breakdown/stress out session and Connor was the first one she would call about it seeing that he could always reassure her that everything was going to be fine.

When she took a deep breath and turned her head to the side when she saw two people walking towards her and Connor. When she looked at them, she saw Vincent and Hailey. Her relationship with Vincent, to say the least was entertaining. He would flirt with her and she would just brush it off with a smirk stating that he wasn't 'her type'. Hell, Lottie has never had a boyfriend. She doesn't even have a type. "Hey, Charlotte! Have you met the ne-.. Hailey?",
She smiled brightly as she pointed towards the girl. "You mean, my long lost sister?" She chuckled. "Nice to meet you again." Charlotte softly smiled towards her and waved slightly. "You too."

"Don't worry, you're still the number one blonde in my life, though", She looked towards Vincent as he sported a smirk only to rolled her eyes at him and smirk herself. "Aw, aren't you sweet, darlin'. You have no idea how knowing I'm still your favorite blonde makes me feel." Sarcasm in her voice as she laid a hand on Vincent's shoulder. She watched as Vince turned to Connor and asked where Dusty was. She just shrugged as she listened to the two guys talk. But, it didn't take long for Dusty to head over to the group. “Speak of the devil and he’s sure to appear.” Charlotte just rolled her eyes with a smile on her face. “How’s it going?” She shrugged before speaking. "You know, the usual. I'm stressing out about this meeting." She stated as she combed her fingers through her hair as she saw Sienna walk up to the group as well. She only smirked when she called her 'Madam President' and hugged her back. "Little Miss. Superstar."

"So, shouldn't we head to the assembly?" Charlotte looked at the time on her black Micheal Kors watch and cursed. "Crap, we really should be heading inside guys." She said as she slid her planner and notebook into her bag before turning towards the others in the group.

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Sebastian's phone buzzed with an incoming text as his driver pulled up to the front gates of Constance Billards. Fishing out his phone from his jeans pocket, Sebastian read both of Jane's texts and smiled, getting out of the car to go and find Jane in the courtyard.
However, just as he began making his way over to her, Jane walked into the school building with Sydney and some of her other friends. Rolling his eyes ever so slightly, Sebastian continues to follow them in. Jane obviously wasn't feeling very patient this morning as she hadn't bothered to wait for him - Regardless of her being the one who texted him to meet up.

Brushing it off, Sebastian surveys the other people arriving at the school and notices Lee. Stopping just in front of him to say hello, Sebastian stands there in silence for a split second, forgetting about what happened, before remembering and awkwardly moving on. His cheeks hot. Well that was more than just a little embarrassing. Taking a deep breath in an attempt to clear his head, Sebastian walks to the large doors that lead into the building and pushes them open, letting them swing shut behind him.

Inside, small clusters of people stood in the hallways, all chatting and laughing. Sebastian smiled slightly at the familiar sight; despite abhorring the academic side of school, Sebastian loved how social it was and had missed seeing all of his friends daily.

Seeing Jane, Sydney and Piper all standing together, Sebastian is about to make his way over before sensing the tension between the three of them. He wasn't too sure what had happened, but he assumed that he wasn't the only one Jane neglected to tell her plans to before vanishing this Summer, and while he may forgive her immediately, Sebastian knew Sydney was a lot harder to win over.
Deciding that if this was the case, Jane might want his support, Sebastian begins walking over to the three of them. Before he is stopped in his tracks by the sight of familiar blonde hair.

Was that Hailey? No it didn't make sense, she didn't go to Constance, and besides it wasn't like Hailey was the only blonde in the world. In fact, since Syndey's rise in popularity, the amount of (fake) blondes in the school had become overwhelming, all styling their hair like hers in the hopes to be just as popular as Sydney Vale.

Thinking that he may as well know for sure if it is, in fact, Hailey. Sebastian walks over to where the blonde stood, her head turned away from him. The girl then moves her head to look around at everyone and Sebastian gets a glimpse of her face. It was definitely Hailey.
Still confused but also incredibly happy, Sebastian lets out an excited "Hailey!" as he pulls the girl he hasn't seen for months and months into an embrace.

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Sienna was talking to a few classmates, laughing at a comment on Mrs. Ellsworth's horrible dress - which had looked like the table cloth from a movie dated back to the thirties - when Jane appeared, latching herself to Sienna's arms without preamble. Sienna's head whipped over to the babbling brunette and waving the other girls off, she let Jane continue with her rant. Luckily, as someone who could talk just as fast about anything and nothing, Sienna was able to keep up and raised an eyebrow at Jane's dilemma.

To be completely honest, Sienna was all for Jane showing Sydney up. There were some things she would allow Sydney to get away with, but autonomy over herself was something she couldn't just allow Sydney to do. Not every second of her day. It wasn't the same with Jane. Jane wasn't as prideful as Piper nor as independent as Sienna. She was the most likely of the three of them, sadly, to do whatever Sydney said without flinching. Which was why her desperate attempts at getting her outfit switched with someone else's was understandable. Jane had never disoebeyed Sydney. At least, not that Sienna was aware of. "Ok, hold on." She told Jane, placing a hand to cease Jane from saying another word. It didn't take long for Esmee to answer the text and explain that she was on the more mellow floor of Sydney's home. Sighing, Sienna begged her sister to come back to the lobby urgently. It only two about three minutes for Esmee exit the elevator and walk over to the duo.

"This better be good," Esmee stated. "Yasmin was flirting with this really cute junior with red hair and I really wanna - " Sienna cut her off, "Switch dresses with Jane." Esmee's eyes widened and her mouth opened for a second, then closed. Sienna simply waited. She already knew Esmee wasn't going to be happy. "Why?" Sienna only sighed. "Porque tú me amas y porque tengo un Balmain vestido que quieres. ¿Por favor, Esmeralda?" She begged, giving the best puppy dog expression she could. Plus, the Balmain dress Esmee had been begging her for wasn't even Sienna's favorite, so she wasn't really hurt at losing it. Esmee pouted a bit and Sienna only grinned. She already knew her sister would give in. She and Jane weren't far in sizes when it came to figures and the hem of Jane's skirt would fit Esmee's shoes.

Finally, Esmee gives Jane a pointed look while saying, "You're lucky I love you and Balmain." Sienna only chuckled, leading both girls into one of the public restrooms of the building. While the girls changed dresses in stalls (and Sienna was ignoring the fact that Jane was so damn self-conscious and why it was so), Sienna checked out her appearance one last time in the mirror and then went back to her phone.

To: Sydney
Getting on the elevator in 1 min

To: Hailey
Are u coming 2 dis party?

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Sebastian had decided upon wearing a tight black shirt that accentuated his muscles and white jeans, or rather his sister had forced him to change into that after he stepped out of the bathroom in a white shirt and white pants. "You look like you're going to church." Adelaide had told him, which had made him chuckle and indeed, his attire didn't exactly look fit for a teenage party. So, he'd allowed Adelaide to shove him back into the bathroom to wait while she rooted around in her ex's old clothes before producing a plain black t-shirt for him to wear.

"Don't you think it's a bit - I don't know," Sebastian made a gesture with his hands, trying to convey what he wanted to say, "casual?" he finished. To which Adelaide shook her head, "No, it's perfect. It's called effortless class Seb, you don't constantly have to look like you're going to a business meeting to be fashionable y'know." Ruffling his hair to make it look a little unkempt.

"Okay, okay thank you Miss Fashion Expert," Sebastian teases, strolling out of the bathroom and into the living room where Gerard was playing with his dinosaur toys Sebastian had gotten him for Christmas. "I'd much rather just stay in with you guys Addie, I really don't care about this party." He says, turning back to face his sister but she only shook her head. "No, you act enough like a middle-aged man as it is, you go out and enjoy your youth while you still have it!" Adelaide says with a frown, grabbing Sebastian's shoulders and guiding him to the door, "We'll be absolutely fine, won't we Ger," She calls over her shoulder to her son who looks up at them, "Go, go, go Sebby!" He grins.

"Yeah Sebby go, go, go away and don't come back until at least after midnight - I mean it young man, you better party as hard as physically possible." Adelaide says, sticking out her index finger at him and doing the best impersonation of their father's lecturing face. Rolling his eyes, Sebastian walks out the door so he's standing in the hallway, "Aren't you supposed to be warning me off heavy partying? You're such a bad influence Addie!" He laughs, hugging her, "Thank you." He mutters as they embrace. Pulling away it's Adelaide's turn to roll her eyes right back at him, "Get out of here Mister!" She demands, giving him a peck on the cheek before closing the door.
After exiting his sister's apartment complex, Sebastian pulls out his phone and quickly texts Hailey as he waits for the car that would take him to Sydney's, to arrive.

To: Hailey
From: Sebastian
Are U gonna be at Sydney's? Can't believe Ur here!


Sebastian then slid the phone back into his trouser pocket as the car arrived. Opening the door and stepping in, Sebastian leaned over to where the driver was sat and told him Sydney's address. Leaning back against the cold leather headrest as they sped off towards their destination. Sebastian still wasn't sure about going. It wasn't that he didn't get along with anyone - well, Vincent wasn't exactly his biggest fan but he could easily be avoided - Sebastian just always felt guilty leaving his sister, who was only a few years older than him, at home while he ran around the Upper East Side, going to event after event. Adelaide didn't exactly seem jealous, but he know that she'd love to still be apart of that world.

Licking his bottom lip, Sebastian tries to focus on the positive more, telling himself that tonight would be amazing. He was reunited with his friends again, and besides it was an excuse to drink. Sebastian wasn't exactly one for binge drinking but now and again, he enjoyed getting a little tipsy. He did hope Jane wouldn't pick up her pre-summer excessive drinking again though, although it was unlikely she'd ever stop that. Sighing, Sebastian mentally kicked himself for focusing on the negative again, what was with him today? He was usually the most cheerful person in Manhattan.

When the car pulled up to Sydney's, Sebastian thanked the driver before jumping out. He was a little late, due to Adelaide forcing him to change his outfit, but he didn't reckon anyone would mind. Easily bypassing the queue that had formed outside of Sydney's place and making his way into the lobby. Sebastian smiled at a couple freshmen he didn't recognise who where staring at him, which was actually quite off-putting, the girls erupted into giggles when he turned away and headed towards the elevator.

As he stepped in, the freshmen followed, meaning he was stuck in an elevator with the four girls. After a couple of seconds, a girl, who Sebastian assumed was the leader of the group, due to her Sydney-eque hair and chronic bitch face, moved a little closer to him before saying, "Weren't you in one of Sienna's music videos?" She asks excitedly, her voice slightly too bubbly for Sebastian's liking. Smiling sheepishly, "Uh, yeah I was." is all he replies, but it seems to be enough for the girl who gives a soft squeal, "Oh my god! I love her, she's like, my idol." Biting his lip to keep himself from laughing, Sebastian nods slightly. These girls would have a field day if they knew what really went on between him and Sienna behind the scenes. "So, are you like, friends with Sydney?" She continues, to which Sebastian sighs, this elevator was taking way too long. "I guess. I mean, she's a mutual friend between me and Jane." He shrugs, assuming that the girl wanted him to bring her up with Sydney or something [which was definitely never going to happen]. The girl then smiles a wide smile, baring all her teeth and revealing a small pink lipstick stain on her front tooth before turning back to her friends, "Dani, would you be a babe and take a picture of us?" She asks in a sickly sweet tone before wrapping an arm around Sebastian's shoulder. "Oh, um." Sebastian manages to get out before being blinded by a bright light as the flash went off. It's all he can do to let out a small, if slightly uncomfortable smile as the picture is taken.

"Thanks sweetie," The girl beams, snatching her phone back and looking at the picture, "Perfect!" She exclaims as the elevator comes to a halt. Causing Sebastian to let a deep breath, relieved. As she walks out of the elevator, followed by the group of freshmen, she turns back to him, "Oh by the way, I'm Louise." She says and then winks, before strutting off clearly feeling some kind of triumph at having 'flirted' with a Senior.

Stepping out of the elevator next, Sebastian walks over to the bar, desperately needing a drink after whatever that was that had just happened, slipping his phone out of his pocket and clicking on instagram, only to see that same picture of him and Louise staring back at him with the caption 'OMG just met that guy from Sienna's music vid!! Total boyfriend material!!!' Rolling his eyes, Sebastian didn't have the heart to tell her nothing would ever happen, so instead he double tapped the picture before stuffing the phone back into his pocket and finding the bar. Quickly ordering a straight vodka, Sebastian looks around, spotting Sydney, Piper, Jane and Sienna all standing together a couple seats down the bar, along with Vincent. Walking over Sebastian smiles and leans against the bar,"Hey guys," He says casually, sipping his drink and avoiding eye contact with both Sienna and Vincent.

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Character Portrait: Sydney Vale Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Hailey Neilson Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Vincent Mast
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Sienna folded her arms over her chest as Vincent descended into a miniature tirade, rolling her eyes at his trying to turn the situation on her. One, it was his fault for even taking her upstairs in the first place. Why he needed to leave his coat in some random room in Sydney Vale's home, she didn't really care to know. He should have known that the upper levels were off-limit, and so should she have, but she had more of a right to be upstairs than he should ever have. She was supposed to be one of Sydney's best friends. If she wanted to go upstairs because she was too drunk off her ass to try to go home and deal with Cynthia's knowing sneers, then she could do that. He had no business being so familiar with Sydney's home. Two, neither of them knew Sydney was going to be there and they were both seemingly caught up in being alone for the evening to really pay attention. And three, Sienna didn't care as much as Vincent seemed to. She didn't care if she hurt Sydney's feelings or if Sydney thought something was going to happen in her room had she not been there. Nothing would have happened; Sienna wasn't that disrespectful when it came to Sydney, but she also didn't feel like she needed to apologize for anything or dwell on the matter any longer. So, she sent Vincent a scathing glare when the elevator doors opened.

"Well, if you're so upset about it," she began sweetly though the smile on her face was far from genuine, "Then maybe you should just go apologize to your girlfriend." The word left a bitter taste in her mouth and instead of letting it linger, she allowed her hand to ghost over his, fingertips brushing upwards on the hand that draped his jacket on a chair. With a coquettish twinkle in her eyes, one of Sienna's eyebrows jutted upwards and with a smirk, she said, "Unless, of course...you have...better things to be doing." With a small wink and pulling her hands away from him, Sienna continued on their trek towards the bar, shooting a look at one of the guys closest to them who relinquished his stool for her. Smiling appreciatively, she perched herself on top of the seat, eyebrow still kinked at Vincent actually remembering her favorite drink. Sienna had fallen in love with the Mai Tai when she was thirteen - yes, a horrible year for a girl like her to be drinking alcohol. However, they had been on a cruise and it just so happened that Cynthia decided that she was allowed to actually try something. And it had juice, which had definitely appealed to her, and over the years, it just became the her go-to. Straight alcohol was always great, but Sienna wasn't going to deny her love for sweet things.

Crossing one long leg over the other, Sienna allowed an easy grin to form on her face when Vincent started talking again, his attempt at trying to dissolve the tension from earlier. And she couldn't help but contend with it. She didn't want to think about Sydney or what drama would ensue the next day over this issue. She didn't want to think about the fact that, and she was judging this based off their chemistry for the night, he wouldn't be hers when morning came. He would just be some guy she slept with and she wanted that thought to remain as such. Vincent would never be just a one-night-stand to her, but that was all she was ever going to get from him again. No matter what she wanted. And, given the way the rum blended with the pineapple juice and sent an icy thrill down her spine when the bartender slid the drink her way, she could eventually make herself okay with that. Sipping her drink, she met eyes with Esmee, who only raised an eyebrow before continuing on with her friends. Focusing back on Vincent, Sienna smirked. She faintly wondered how many times he had said that line to a girl he was trying to pick up. She also wondered how many times it would still end up making her blush. "Vince..." She had no idea what she wanted to say and her grip on her glass tightened a bit, but before she could actually say anything more, he made another proposal.

Instinctively, Sienna remembered that Sydney hated when anyone left her party early, specifically in their circle. She literally hated it. Everyone should stay for as long as they could, or at least until it was obvious that her event was something to be admired. And she never really liked being left with Jane-duty, which was why Sienna ended up smiling to herself and then to Vincent. Perfect. "Sure, I'm kinda done here anyway," she answered and slid off the stool, only taking another long sip of her drink for liquid courage. She didn't know if she was coming home for the night, so while they prepared to leave, she sent the only texts she found necessary to send before refocusing her attention on Vincent.

To: Esmee, Hailey
Leaving early. C u when I get in

To: Jane
Leaving early, hon. Have fun! Don't do anything I wouldn't ;D

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Amid dancing with Sebastian and downing drinks every time a cocktail waitress passed, Jane managed to lose track of time. She wasn't sure if it had been twenty minutes, an hour, or maybe even three since she had last seen Piper, Sydney and Sienna, but she wasn't very concerned either. As soon as the alcohol hit her system, her mood jumped substantially and her energy was back. It helped that she was around Sebastian, a friend who she never seemed to have drama with, and maybe more so that she wasn't near Sydney. No matter how many drinks she consumed, she couldn't forget how obviously upset Sydney was with her. Jane knew that even if she got away with avoiding the blonde for tonight, she couldn't avoid her and her questions forever. She didn't want to, either. While she had no desire to have to lie to her friends, she also didn't want this uncomfortable evading relationship to continue either. Jane could do petty drama. She could make petty remarks about how she was sure Lottie could scoff at Isabella in the hallway and remind her friends not to get too close unless they wanted to get her "disgusting lesbian germs". She could even agree with Sydney or Sienna when one ranted about the other. What she couldn't do, was the cold and calculated drama that Sydney Vale had mastered in her youth, and that was just what she was dealing with today.

At some point during one of the more upbeat songs, Jane had separated from Sebastian to dance with a Saint Jude's junior who was looking pretty cute until he started kissing her neck. She wasn't in the mood for a quick hookup like that, and especially not from someone whose name she didn't know. If Jane couldn't remember your name, it meant that you were either some scholarship student, which was an instant turnoff, or you were an underclassman. She was sure that this boy fell under both categories, and as soon as she realized that, there was no point in dancing with him any longer. He was so not her type.

She had a server to bring her clutch down to the bar at some point during her dancing, but when she showed up there, she was surprised when it was handed to her by one of the more familiar bartenders. She didn't even remember leaving it with them, and had only come to the bar for another drink. It was a pleasant surprise, though, and as she waited for a shot of vodka, she found her phone in the bag. Sydney had texted her, asking her where she was and Sienna had texted her to say she was leaving. There was no point in ignoring Sydney's text, especially if she was tired of dancing by now and both Sienna and Piper seemed to be gone.

To: Sienna
WTFF I didmt even get to see u woooow

To: Sydney
2nd fkloor!!!

To: Piper
where are yu?!!

Jane was drunk enough to not even notice that the shot the bartender slid her with a wary expression was almost completely watered down. Three months away, and Sydney still knew that Jane couldn't control her alcohol consumption on her own. She was so used to the vodka burn by now, that the actual alcohol would have tasted just the same, so she tilted her head back and savored the cool liquid without noticing. As she perched herself on a bar stool, she noticed a blonde standing a few feet away with a drink in hand. What's her name again? There was no way that Jane, in this state, was going to remember. She knew that she had seen the girl this morning, and was drunk enough to block out their encounter at the airport ever existing, but she couldn't remember her name for the life of her. It would have been smarter to just avoid it, since Hailey knew more about her than she wanted her to, but Jane was drunk and too amicable for her own good. She waved towards the blonde until she caught her attention, and motioned to her to come over. "You look sooo familiar! Where do I know you from?" She exclaimed, doing her best to prevent the words from slurring together.