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Sienna Alvarez

"I swear, guys. This is gonna be our best year yet."

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

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{"Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild.”}
~ Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank, Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons

{Fly Before You Fall: Cynthia Erivo {Main Theme Song} || Blank Space: Taylor Swift || Elastic Heart: Sia || Bang Bang: Jessie J}
{Somebody to Love: Leighton Meester || Chandelier: Madilyn Bailey {Main Theme Song}|| Paint A Smile: Jasmine V || Lightweight: Demi Lovato}



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Name
"It's a mouthful. Don't even try."
Sienna Dulcina Esperanza Alvarez

Nicknames
Most common nicknames include Sia, CC, or Enna, the latter being the rarest.

Age
"Leave it to me to graduate and not be eighteen yet."
16

Birth Date
November 6, 1997

Sexual Orientation
"Sorry, ladies. I'm definitely strictly-dickly."
Heterosexual

Ethnicity
47% Mexican; 20% Filipino; 13% Nigerian; 20% Puerto Rican

Grade Level
"It's senior year, bitches! About. Damn. Time."
12

Role
"It's not really that much of a surprise, is it? I mean, I've been a recording artist since I was twelve."
The Voice

Hometown
Long Island, New York (0-13); New York, New York (13-current)
15 Central Park West, New York, NY



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Body Build
Sienna stands at five feet and six inches with a slim, hourglass body.

Hair Color
"I think everyone and their mamas could tell that this isn't my natural hair color. My actual color is dark brown, almost black. I dyed it towards the middle of sophomore year. Everyone knows that after my breakup, I maybe went a little wild and it felt good. I hated looking like one of the youngest in our class, so the blonde was a good change. Plus, I felt a bit sexier."
Honey blonde

Eye Color
Honey brown

Distinguishing Marks
Tattoos: one, two, * three. Piercings: Standard ear piercing & navel piercing.

Clothing Description
Outside of the Constance grounds, Sienna strives for three things: easy, cool and chic. One minute, she can look like she stepped off the runway with heels, dresses, and jackets. A moment later, she is ready to chill with either her favorite sneakers or boots, sweats, or maybe even a basic pair of jeans and printed top. Either way, there is always a casual grace and natural elegance to her outfits. She's not always dressing to show off, but she's never not looking good. At Constance, however, you will see her adding a lot of her more urban or funky pieces with the uniform to add her own uniqueness to the dullness. She has never liked appearing boring.



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Academic Career
Sienna is one of the most popular girls in school; one because she throws wicked parties and events for the school, two because, well, everyone's heard about the girl who can be a tad bit overdramatic at times. But she's sociable, she's actually a celebrity, so why not live with the perks of being on the in-crowd? Not only has she been able to maintain a 3.7 GPA while nourishing a singing career, Sia is also the Public Relations Director for the Student Government Association. She dated her childhood friend, Vincent Mast, during their freshman year. However, upon her leaving to perform elsewhere, he cheated on her with Sydney Vale, who now serves as a sort of frenemy. Sydney doesn't know this, but Vincent told Sienna after it happened and while the two of them aren't together, she does still have feelings for him.

Future Plans
Sienna plans to finish this year out while promoting her new EP, which will be released exactly on her birthday. Afterwards, she is trying to decide if she wants to do the last tour she will be doing before college or if she is truly done with her musical career after this year. It's definitely a hard decision to make considering her closeness with her fandom and her own mother's drive to see Sienna achieve greatness, but Sia also has her own goals and they don't include not getting a degree and having another career.

Hobbies
β˜…Dancing, even if it's just her fooling around with her best friends or her little sister β˜…Singing β˜…Playing video games or sports β˜…Shopping β˜…Hanging out with her friends β˜…Partying

Bad Habits
β–ͺBecomes possessive when someone flirts with someone she likes and gets jealous easily β–ͺCan be a bit emotional and feels everything deeply β–ͺHolds grudges β–ͺCan be very vindictive and can be just as bad as the queen bee



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Personality
Sienna has never been a fan of being in the middle. No, times like those are reserved for when she's playing video games with her brothers or just chilling with fans on Instagram or YouTube. In fact, you can say that Sienna is a woman of absolutes, no middles or in-betweens. She's either one-thousand percent happy, or all kinds of pissed. Either zero percent not-into-any-of-this-shit or she's all over it. Yeah, it can be over the top at times and sure, some of her friends probably have to attend weekly yoga sessions after being on her fast track schedule, but the one thing Sienna is not is simple. She can be the chick wearing sweats at homes playing video games or watching movies with her siblings one day, and probably wake up in some cute guy's bed the next. Or at least, that's what the rumors would say. You might find it surprising that she can be both vain and insecure, but when you've been thrust into cameras and attended as many functions as Sienna has, you probably would be just a little obsessed with your image. At the same time, you might even find flaws in yourself that make you want to hide in some dark corner. But there wouldn't be a corner large enough to contain all of this little Puerto Rican.

After having it drilled into her head since she was a kid, perfection has been the ultimate goal in Sienna's life and she strives for that excellence every day. Besides, when has it been in Sienna's genetic code to not pursue something she wants? She wants something, she takes it. She's got a goal, she goes for it. Reluctance and insecurities are the last things on her mind when both her mind and heart are set on something. For instance, how else do you think she's managed a solid 3.5 GPA while managing a music career before her father asked her to take a break? It wasn't because she hired anyone. You see, Sienna has never been about that whole 'pay someone to do it for you.' Her mom might have tried that and she's seen a few of her 'friends' get less popular, but smarter girls to write their papers or do their homework. Sienna can't do that. It all has to be on her own. Like, how she takes the time to write her own lyrics and help choreograph her own dances, she will do everything on her own. It's just who she is. It's not like she's bad at group projects, she just has a particular image in mind and things need to go her way. And if they don't, well, she'll either break down into some kind of mental malfunction or curse your name to the bottomless pits of Hell.

Not that bad, right?

To be completely honest, off-setting this over-the-top personality is a very lively and easy-going character. A surprisingly liked popular girl {partly because of her career, partly because she's actually not a bad person}, Sienna doesn't discriminate in her daily greetings. Whether you're a part of her crew or not, she is almost always friendly and tries to be as welcoming as possible. She gets it, she really does. When you're with this group of socialites, you know who not to talk to. However, you also know who to make allies out of and who to make enemies out of. And yes, she's aware of the rumors. She's slept with a lot of guys at school. Actually, she's only slept with two guys at school and only one of them is one that everyone should know about. The third was not a student, but an up-and-coming rapper from California and it was a summer fling. Sienna can just be a little...scandalous with words, all a part of the dramatics. The only problem with that is just because Sienna can seem like a chilled person or possibly a sweetheart depending on who you are, it doesn't exactly mean that she's defenseless either. Remember that side of her that goes for what she wants? Well, that side can be pretty vengeful too if you push the right (or wrong, depending on how you look at it) buttons. It might not happen today or tomorrow, unless you've pissed her off and in that case, she might just punch you, but trust that her revenge will come.



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Likes
β–²Alcohol {Wine on good days, whiskey on the bad, and shots in between} β–²Singing and dancing β–²YouTube, Snapchat, Instragram, and Twitter β–²Her fans β–²Empanadas β–²Great parties β–²Hot chocolate β–²Coachella β–²Fashion Week β–²Moschino, Versace, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Louboutin, & Alexander McQueen} β–²Salted caramel mocha β–²When someone wraps their arms around her waist from behind β–²Kissing, cuddling, and holding hands β–²Video games β–²Guys with dimples or muscles β–²Hanging out with her friends β–²Spicy foods β–²Someone running their fingers through her hair β–²MTV & iHeartRadio β–²Milkshakes β–²Passion and passionate sex



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Dislikes
β–ΌOily or greasy French fries β–ΌHer mother thinking that she's going to have control over Sienna's career forever β–ΌNew York traffic {She's prone to rode rage} β–ΌBET {As of lately} β–ΌFlings and one-night stands β–ΌThe rumors about her and her love life β–ΌWhen her vision is disrupted by outside opinions β–ΌWhen the paparazzi follows her to school β–ΌHer ex {at least, when everyone else is around} β–ΌThe blandness of Constance uniforms β–ΌTwizzlers β–ΌWhen her father is not home β–ΌAnyone who messes with her friends β–ΌBlueberries β–ΌCrying in front of people



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History
There's not really much that's not golden in Sienna's life. Her father is one of the senators for New York and her mother is a Broadway actress on her way to the film industry. So, you can see where Sienna gets her flair for the drama! She was the middle child of two older brothers and one younger sister. Growing up with one gone and the other constantly pushing for her to be something better, Sienna discovered her talent for singing and dancing at a young age, which her mother was quick to exploit. After all, how many of the socialite kids at Constance can say that they started a music career at ten years old?

For the next four years despite having to start school, Sienna's name was out there alongside Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift. She opened for Demi Lovato and One Direction once or twice, and managed to drop two hit albums that reached at least number thirteen on the billboard charts. However, once she got to high school, it became apparent to her father that she was missing out on a lot of her social interactions in high school and the work. That was one experience he never wanted her to miss out on. And she has loved him so much for it.

Surprisingly enough, despite the amount of fans she has accumulated, Sienna doesn't want to be in the music industry forever. She might post covers on YouTube every now and then, and you might even see her posing for some big shot magazine or attending some fashion event, but what she really wants to do is get her education, get into a good school, pledge Alpha Kappa Alpha like her mother, and then go into event or wedding planning. The only problem is telling her mom this.



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Roleplayer|| Girl2Fine2

Character Dialogue Color|| #CA226B

Face Claim|| Jasmine Villegas


So begins...

Sienna Alvarez'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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The first day of school was always a big deal. Even this year, when she was a senior and had no one to prove herself to, Sydney still knew that the way today went was going to determine how her year went and with this being senior year, she vowed that it would go perfectly. With the way her social circle seemed to run, it probably wouldn't end up being as flawless as she wished, but she would definitely make it look perfect to the rest of the world. That was how Sydney Vale worked. No matter how chaotic her life really was, she never flinched. She had an image to maintain and if she ever even hinted that she wasn't as in control of her world as she acted, her power would be gone. She felt that way, at least.

Unlike many of her friends, Sydney didn't have tens of housekeepers rushing around her grandfather's penthouse. They had a team of maids who came in twice a week to clean, and besides that they only kept one housekeeper and one chef on staff on a daily basis. On days like today, when both her grandfather and mother weren't home, it forced to their large home to feel sort of empty, but Sydney almost preferred it that way. She was an independent girl.

Today she was ahead of schedule. She had risen at six in the morning to ensure she would have an ample amount of time to get ready. It wasn't really necessary, since she had finished showering and blow drying her hair by seven-thirty, had finished breakfast and doing her makeup by eight, and was ready to walk out the door by eight-thirty. Although she didn't want to be late, she didn't want to be early either, and with Constance Billard being only two blocks away, she definitely would have been if she had left then. Instead, she returned to her bedroom and called Sienna. Compared to the past few years, it might have been unusual, but after Jane abandoned the pair this summer, Sydney had felt more connected to Sienna. Granted, it didn't stop her from sleeping with Vincent again on the fourth of July, but at least this time she felt bad about it. Besides, she wanted to rant about Jane, so obviously she couldn't call her.

It took a few rings before Sienna answered. Sydney had put her phone on her dresser on speaker mode as she touched up her makeup. As soon as she heard Sienna's "hello?" she went into rant mode.

"Is this girl kidding me?! I can't believe her. Really? She thinks she can disappear for almost three months and then pick back up with a selfie and a text as if nothing happened?!" There was no 'how are you?', 'are you sad your tour is over', or 'are you excited for school?'. No, Sydney was pissed off. Jane had abandoned their friend group all summer and then last night had announced her return with a post to Instagram and a text in their group chat asking which teacher's they had on their schedule this year. There was no explanation for her disappearance, no apology, and to make matters worse, she hadn't even sent Sydney a private text. It was just the one in their group chat with Sienna, and worst of all, Piper. "Does she not realize that she missed my Fourth of July party, my birthday party and my white party? Not to mention the weekend in Europe that the three of us always do. She nearly tore our friend group apart, Sia, and I guarantee you that this is as much of an explanation as she thinks I'm giving us." It was more than selfish for Sydney to turn herself into the victim in all of this. It wasn't like Jane had disappeared to travel the world. She had been put into a rehabilitation facility for an apparently-serious eating disorder. The knowledge of her best friend being ill and obviously desperate enough to keep it that way by hiding it for so long didn't change the fact that Sydney was more than offended. Jane had been her best friend forever, and she suddenly found it appropriate to keep secrets from her. Sydney couldn't fathom it and she had struggled to hide her shock and upset about it ever since Sienna called her about it in June. "Well, I'm sure Piper had something to do with this. You know how she's always flaunting how much of a 'model' she is. She probably told Jane she didn't have the right body for modeling. As if," she scoffed. No matter how real Piper's modeling career actually was, Sydney was never going to stop downplaying it. The fact that Jane seemed to get even closer with the redhead during junior year had only increased Sydney's hatred for her, though it probably wasn't obvious to anyone outside of the friend group.

Sienna responded in a more realistic manner, but the sound of shuffling and then New York traffic in the background reminded her that Sienna wasn't alone. Apparently, the group that Sienna had toured with was attending Constance this year and had slept over. Remembering that the girl was probably present, Sydney decided that she would save the rest of their discussion for later. As Sienna had said, they weren't going to be able to do anything until they had Jane alone anyway. There was no way that she was going to fess up in front of people when she didn't even have the guts to say it to Sydney alone.

"Yeah, maybe you're right. We'll see how it goes, I guess, but I'm not answering that text. What does she expect us to say to her?! Ugh, okay. Meet me at our usual spot on the steps at nine on the dot. Don't be late!" The last two sentences came out in a more cheerful tone, but Sydney was still annoyed. After her phone call, she decided to leave regardless of it being early. Maybe Starbucks would help her feel better.

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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, mamΓ‘?" 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 corazΓ³n! Avisarme prΓ³xima 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, mamΓ‘." 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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Character Portrait: Sydney Vale Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Piper Vine
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To say that Jane wasn't ready for school was an understatement. She was rarely prepared for school on normal days, never on the first day back, and absolutely not on this year's first day of the twelfth grade. In fact, today she was ready for her summer to start. She had spent the last three months in an Illinois treatment facility for an eating disorder that she still claims she doesn't have. Although it was a nice facility, one that had housed celebrities like Demi Lovato and Kesha, it wasn't a place that anyone would want to live in. Jane was no different. Her time there was emotionally strenuous and even if she had been able to acknowledge that she had a problem, as soon as she was released two days ago, she did her best to erase those few months from her mind.

It started the night that she was set free, when she stumbled into Sienna's friend Hailey at the airport. With Jane's amazing luck, the girl happened to be taking the same first-class flight from Chicago to New York with her and must have recognized her from one of the many pictures she and Sienna had together on social media. In her credit, she was more than friendly, but Jane was in the opposite of the mood to socialize and needed to clear her track from Chicago period, so she brushed Hailey off and pretended like she didn't know who she was talking about. The following day was her one day of summer, and after a long and comfortable sleep in her thoroughly missed New York apartment, she agreed to go with her father and stepmother to their Hamptons home for the day. It was supposed to be a day of bonding, but as made apparent by the backdrop of the selfie she sent to Piper, Sienna and Sydney, she spent most of the afternoon seated by the bar of their local country club. After three months of hell, one drink... or five, seemed well deserved. The message was accompanied by a simple screenshot of her senior schedule asking if any of the girls had any classes with her. She had received responses from Sienna and Piper, but nothing came from Sydney's end. Not even a 'like' on the picture she had posted on Instagram later that night after a few hours at spa. Jane knew better than to assume that she could act like nothing had happened after going MIA for three months. Something like that wouldn't have been acceptable in a low-level social group, nonetheless the exclusively tight group that she ran in. The girls seemed to tell each other about everything, and even though Sydney wasn't always completely honest with Jane, she thought she was, and that did make her feel guilty. Maybe a mixture of guilt and fear, actually. Even as Sydney's best friend, Jane wasn't exempt from her wrath, and the cold shoulder that Sydney was giving her hinted that her friend was not happy.

Nicole's acting career seemed to have sank even further than before Jane went away, since in the two days that Jane had been home, she didn't seem to have any scripts to memorize, any phone calls with agents to take, and definitely no sets to be present on. The reminder of how annoying her stepmother was wasn't strong enough to make her want to return to Chicago, but definitely made her want to go somewhere far away. It didn't help that this morning, it was her voice who pulled Jane out of her deep sleep.

"Jane, honey, it's eight thirty. Maria has been trying to wake you up since six," Jane was able to ignore her voice, and apparently had slept through the house staff's attempts to wake her. When Nicole gently nudged her in the side, she quickly shifted away and dramatically pulled a pillow over her head. "You have to be at school in an hour Jane, it's time to wake up," she tried again, this time pulling the white bedspread off of her curled up body. The cool air rushed over her scantily clad body and forced her to wake up. "Don't you remember that I moved down the hall to be farther away from you?" she snapped as she sat herself up, but not before pulling the blanket back from Nicole. When Nicole had first moved in, Jane had thrown a fit and in an attempt to make her point clear, had moved all of her things to a guest bedroom on the opposite side of the penthouse. Unfortunately, it didn't do anything to sway her father's mind and left her in a much smaller room, too lazy to move everything back and with house staff under orders not to help her do so. At this point, Nicole was unfazed by Jane's attitude and chuckled in an equally sassy manner at the recollection. "I'm sure that everyone in the building remembers it, darling. Now get out of bed so I don't have to call Daddy while he's working." Her tone had switched from being a forced-caring one to the sardonic sound that Jane remembered. The way that she mockingly referred to her much-older husband as "daddy", even if to just refer to him in Jane's term, made Jane feel sick. The girls matched each other's glares for a good ten seconds before Jane relented and got out of bed. It was enough to make Nicole leave, but not without a sneer.

Even if she had been reminded that she was running late before, it only hit her when she glanced down at her phone and found that it was nearing 8:45 AM. She usually met Sienna, Piper and Sydney at nine, and that seemed extremely unlikely today. Running late was something that Jane was known for though, so if anything, it was one thing that she hoped the girls would understand. Just in case, she decided to respond to Sienna's text to let them her. She hadn't seemed mad at her and she and Sienna almost always were on good terms. Even when Jane's lips were too loose for her own good, and Sienna's, the singer never stayed annoyed at her for too long.

To: Sia
Can't wait to see my main bitch ;D!! Running a litttttle late but I'll be there

To: Piper
PIPE! I missed you!! I'll pick you up omw to school so we can catch up!! You're on Park Ave now right?

It probably should have struck Jane as being off long ago when she had never been invited to Piper's house. She never thought much of it though, and took the lies about house renovations and other obstacles as being completely valid. Why would someone lie about that? Piper looked rich. Piper acted rich. Jane was never intuitive enough to think too far into something like that, and honestly, she was used to be exceptionally wealthier than most of her peers anyway.

With little time in her schedule, Jane decided not to shower again. She had done so the night before and she would have to suffer the consequences of simply air-drying her hair by throwing it up into a messy ponytail. Her outfit consisted of Balenciaga leather leggings, a denim key-holed back shirt, Saint Laurent ankle boots and a Givenchy Lucrezia bag. It was nearing nine o'clock when she arrived in the kitchen. Their chef hovered over the stove, cooking what smelled like buttermilk pancakes. It made Jane's mouth water but she knew better. She wasn't going to start off the year with something that she imagined had enough calories to last her a week. If the chef had been the only one in the kitchen, it would have been easy for Jane to shimmy past and to the elevator to escape without much notice. Again, her luck was running short. Nicole was seated on a bar stool next to the counter sporting an amused smile that Jane was half a second away from slapping off her face. Jane was already imagining her annoying voice saying, Janie, come sit. Breakfast is almost ready. but she was surprised when instead, she tossed her a brown paper bag. "Max is waiting outside with the car. Eat on your way." They both knew the bag would end up in the trash bin outside, but Jane was at least grateful that Nicole didn't press the subject and allowed her to speed into the elevator shaft without another word.

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Charlotte was already out and about in the city of New York when she looked at her phone to see it was six in the morning. She was out for her daily run, making her way back to her apartment with her twin sister, Rosie. She had been running for give or take an hour before she saw that her sister had texted her to hurry home to help her get ready. When she read the text she groaned before sliding her phone back into the armband on her left arm before fixing her cochlear implant so she could hear her music better as she started towards her house. It didn't take long for the blonde to get back to the high rise apartment and rushed into her first floor bedroom to start changing. She lowered her curtain to the ground before shouting to her sister. "Rosebud, I'm home!" Before taking out her hearing aid she listened for her sister's response. "Okay! When you're out of the shower come to my room!" The blonde just groaned, knowing exactly why. Rosie could never just get an outfit together, oh no. Apparently she had an image to uphold as one of the resident fashionista of Constance Billard and if she didn't have the approval of someone she didn't feel good in the outfit. Before heading to the bathroom, she grabbed her outfit, which was already pressed and ready for the day and her shoes. She removed her cochlear implant and tossed it on her bed.

The blonde rushed up the stairs to the second level of the pair's apartment before opening the door to her sister's room to see the she was in her private bathroom in front of the mirror doing her make up. And, Lottie was not about to disrupt her, so she just hung her outfit on the inside of the doorknob before slipping out the door without another sound. It didn't take long for the girl to shower and get out. She had more important things to do then take thirty minutes in a shower. She had things to get ready and people to impress, not to mention she had to submit her latest audition for this scholarship to Harvard. Even though they gave her a full scholarship for her grades and because of her... disability, she still wanted to chance that was offered to study aboard for a whole year completely for free. So, the blonde hopped out of the shower and wrapped the towel around her body before heading across the hall to her sister's room. When she entered, she saw the bathroom door closed meaning she still wasn't done yet and Charlotte couldn't do her hair since Rosie had the blow dryer. She slipped on her outfit for the day after wrapping the towel around her hair and fixing the buckles on her new black heels. She got up and looked at herself in the mirror. She smiled and nodded towards herself as she twirled one more time just to stop and see her sister in something very similar; Same dark jeans, same shirt choice except her's was light colors and her heels were white. The twins both lost their confident smiles as they looked the other up and down. "Oh, hell no. You need to change."

"Oh, hell no. You need to change." The twins said in unison while they other looked at each other crazy and shook their heads. "I always change! Besides, I need to look presentable. I am the class president, after all." Rosie just scoffed and rolled her eyes as she mouthed her words very slowly just so Charlotte could get every last syllable. Not because people needed to speak slowly to her, Rose just loved messing with her. "And I don't need to look nice? Charlotte, I have a reputation to uphold. You know that, besides you should wear something with a little more leg just to show off to your boyfriend--.." Rosie said as she rubbed her temple. "Sorry, I keep forgetting his name. Is it Connor, Vincent, or... Brent." Rosie's smirk grew as she moved towards her jewelry just turning her head to see Charlotte's reaction. It was exactly what she wanted. Lottie, of course scoffed before rolling her eyes and shaking her head. She tried hard to hide the redness on her face but, Rosie was her twin for crying out loud. She knew how her sister felt about the boys, especially Connor. "I am not putting on anything with more 'leg', I need to look respectable. While you can wear whatever you please and be just find." Rosie groaned before giving up and heading towards her closet to change. "By the way, Vincent is just... Vincent, Connor and I are just friends, and I wouldn't be with Brent if he was the last guy on the planet." Charlotte told her sister as she sat at the vanity mirror and released her hair that was actually quite dry, but frizzy. She couldn't leave the house like this! She grabbed her sister's curler and started to curl it quickly as she saw her sister start tossing clothes out of her closet, looking for something to wear. You didn't have to have your hear to know Rosie was probably complaining and groaning about have to find a completely new outfit, it was times like this that Charlotte was happy that she had lost it.

And when Charlotte was close to done, not with her hair but with her makeup, Rosie finally came out completely ready for the day as she posed in front of the her sister. "What do you think?" She asked Lottie as she showed off her toned legs in her new white shorts, black tank, and Charlotte's colorful new blazer. Charlotte raised an eyebrow and didn't even have to speak before Rosie spoke up. "C'mon Lots-of-love! You're not gonna wear it today besides, it totally matches! Please!" Rose begged as she laid her head on her technically older sister's shoulder. Charlotte took a deep breath before looking at her younger, yet taller sister.

"Oh! I knew you loved me! Now, c'mon let's get goin', maybe we can get some coffee before!" Charlotte squinted her nose before speaking. "Can't I just make coffee here? I hate the uppity coffee here."

"That takes too long, besides it's my treat this time." Rosie said as she and her sister made their way down the stairs. "Wait." She said as she held up one finger. She scurried into Charlotte's room as grabbed the cochlear implant off the bed and her bag off the ground before heading back to their living room to her waiting sister who was already looking in her planner. "I don't need it, I'll be find. Besides, the last thing I need is for the incoming freshmen to see me as a... freak." Charlotte explained as she walked towards the front door with her sister is tow.

"People already think you're this overachieving freak. Good thing Lottie wasn't looking towards her sister as she said this or the two would start arguing even more. Rosie groaned as she grabbed her sister's shoulder and made her look towards her. "Just take it and shut up. Now, come along darlin', we have a school and guys to impress." Rosie squired in front of Lottie as she pulled her by the wrist into the elevator as they made their long way down to the main floor. While in the elevator, Charlotte fixed her hearing aid back into her right ear, she hated it but she didn't want to have to concentrate to hear what others were saying to her. As the elevator went down, Charlotte felt her phone vibrate and when she read the message she smiled before replying back to Sienna.


To : Sienna

Can't wait to see you too, darlin! <3


She slid her phone back in her bag before looking towards the glass doors of the elevator just as they were about to open to the lobby floor. As the two walked out, Rosie linked arms with her sister as the twins made their way to the nearest bookstore and coffee shop before having to start the day.

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Summer break was everything Piper wanted it to be. She got to hang out with friends, shop, and even had a couple of modeling gigs. Of course that means she got paid for each job, which only increased her shopping. It was an all-around easy summer for her. Though there was one situation in particular that was less than pleasant. One day she was with Brent, when Jane came over to his place looking for some drugs. Piper was practically speechless when she saw the heiress arrive. Brent's place was the dead last place on earth Piper expected to see Jane pop up at. Nonetheless, one thing lead to another and Piper had to lie about why she was there as well. Of course she said it was for the same reason that Jane was there for. To have some drugs to help maintain her weight. Piper felt a little guilty about lying to Jane, but it was something that had to be done. It wasn't long after that incident that Piper learned that Jane was going to a rehabilitation center and spent a lot of the summer there as well. Did Piper tell Sienna or Sydney what she saw? Nope. It wasn't her business to tell.

Well there is one more event that occurred over the summer worth mentioning. Piper did come close to finding her biological family. She can practically taste victory by now. It was an extensive search, but she did find a last name of Vine belonging to an elderly couple in Vancouver, Canada. Piper called the number to the elderly couple's home and asked if they had any grandchildren that were given up for adoption. The answer? Yes, they had two grandchildren that were given up for adoption. When Piper gave them her full name, it was the grandfather who was first to hang up the phone. Piper called them back for hours because she had a hunch that she was on to something major. But it was as if after that phone call, all evidence of that elderly couple disappeared. All online information was gone. So this was a huge set back, but Piper plans on spending this school year getting to the bottom of this mystery.

A couple of days ago Piper and Dustin decided to go to Jones Beach. Sort of a last minute hooray before their last year of high school begun. Since Dustin is the only person to know the real Piper, so a vacation with him wasn't a problem whatsoever. She could really just be herself, which was something she needed before she had to start the 'I'm Piper Vine, and my family is super rich' show. Honestly she's happy this is the last year of high school, because she plans on dropping this whole charade once she got to college.

Piper and Dustin got back pretty late last night, so instead of having to travel across town, Piper just spent the night at Dustin's house. There is a mark difference between her apartment and Dustin's place, so she wasn't going to complain about a night of luxury without having to hear all of the traffic and the noisy neighbors who like to have sex at 3 in the morning. Dealing with Dustin's two younger siblings wasn't a problem either.

The sound of an alarm went off waking the red head from her beauty sleep. Piper nearly fell off of the bed because she was so startled by the sudden loud noise. She removed her sleep mask to look at the time, 5AM. "Time to start my morning routine." Piper stretched her arms above her head and rolled out of the bed. She stayed in the guest room, so she had her own bathroom and everything. Piper opened the blinds, and it was still dark out, but the dim lighting was relaxing. She put her headphones on and listened to her yoga music. It was something she started to do two years ago, when she learned that doing yoga exercises as soon as you wake up help keep you youthful. Needless to say she quickly integrated yoga into her daily routine. After a half hour, she got into the shower and washed herself from head to toe.

"Phase one done." Piper smiled at her reflection in the mirror and went on to wash her face. Going into her suitcase, she pulled out her toothbrush as well as her planner. 'Welcome assembly at 9:30AM, and Sydney's party later. Ugh Sydney. If it wasn't for the others I wouldn't even go to her party.' Piper thought as she finished up brushing her teeth. "Phase two down."Piper next started doing her hair. For today she decided to do curls since it was the only day where she could wear what she wanted. It took some time to blow dry her hair and everything, but she eventually got it done. "Phase three complete as well." Piper sung. Piper pulled out her make-up bag and pulled out an array of expensive foundations, blushes, brushes, concealer, and other necessities. She started the long ritual of applying all of her make-up. To her it was truly an art to be admired.

"Now for the finisher." The red head pulled out multiple outfits and tried to decide which one was the best. Just as she was going to pick an outfit, she heard her phone vibrate. After a quick glance she saw it was a message from one of her many of group chats.

To: Sienna, Jane, Charlotte, August, Connor, Dustin, Isabela
Morning! Hope everyone's ready for this school year!

Tossing her phone, Piper went back to finally get dressed. She decided to show off her figure that she has been working on, so a crop top and skirt were the best choices for her. "Looking good today Ms. Piper Vine." She looked at herself in the mirror and approved whole heartedly of today's look. Walking out of the bedroom with her pink bag, Piper moaned as she saw the time and that she had a text from Jane. She was going to ride with Dustin, but seeing as she hasn't seen Jane in so long she might as well ride to school with her.

To: Jane
Sure darling, you won't be able to miss me on the side of the road. I'll be the only attractive red head in heels!

Piper smiled at her own reply, before walking to Dustin's door and knocking loudly. "You better make it to morning assembly! I'm leaving now to go meet Jane." Just as she was walking away from the door she remembered her luggage. "And I'll get my stuff this afternoon." There was no way she would be able to explain to Jane why no one from her family got her luggage for her, so it was best to just eliminate the potential problem. Piper practically skipped out of the home and headed to Park Avenue so Jane could come and get her. She was curious to how the girl was doing, so having some alone time for just the two of them was best.

While she was standing there, Piper decided to remind Connor that they had the school assembly today. Figuring it was her duty or something.

To: Connor
I better see you today! I feel like we haven't talked in ages! How are you?! Was your summer good?!

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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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Character Portrait: Sydney Vale Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Piper Vine Character Portrait: Vincent Mast Character Portrait: Connor Harkins Character Portrait: Charlotte H. Buchanan Character Portrait: Kelley Hadley
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The shrill tone of his alarm clock abruptly pulled Connor out of his sleep. He was unadmittedly always a little jumpy, but the sound of that alarm after a summer without it definitely shocked him. He was quick to slam his fist on the snooze button, but even if he had time to go to back sleep, his heart was racing too quickly for him to manage that. It was already almost eight o'clock but for Connor, that was right on schedule. All he needed to do was shower, get dressed and walk out the door, so waking up before the sun had even risen was an unnecessary burden for him, even if some of his classmates felt it necessary.

As expected, he was walking out the door by eight-thirty. Both of his parents were already gone: his father probably headed downtown to work and his mother at the gym playing tennis with her friends. His penthouse was empty, but not in the somber way that some of his friends' were. Connor's parents were married and happy, his family healthy, and there was little to complain about in the Harkins household.

It might not have been the mainstream reaction to the first day of school, but Connor was actually fairly excited to be back. He loved summer just as much as anyone else. This past one had mostly been spent in the Nantucket where his family summers. His brother was home for most of the season so they spent time together there and in LA, where Connor met many of Jack's friends. They had met up with Sydney briefly while over there. She was in town with her grandfather and mother to attend the Emmy Awards and managed to get him and Jack into one of the more exclusive after parties. It would have been an amazing night had Connor not had to deal with his brother and her making out right next to him on the limo ride home. No matter how many times he had seen the two getting intimate, it always felt like someone had punched him in the gut when he saw it. Sydney knew he liked her. Everyone in the Upper East Side probably knew that by now, but she always told him that she just liked him as a friend. Although her words stated that, her actions always felt a little different. Maybe Connor was just being too wishful, but he was throwing all of his hope into the tiny little signs that suggested that maybe, just maybe, she saw him as something more.

When he was nearing Constance Billard and his phone's ring was matched with her name, his heart jumped. He answered almost instantly.

"Hello?"

"Hey Con, where are you?"

"Like a block away from your school. Are you there already?" He doubted she would be. Sydney was always on time, never too early and never too late.

"No, it's too early... I'm kind of in the mood for Starbucks." The way that she ended the sentence suggested that she was stating more than just a craving, but she didn't need to ask him to get it for her. He was going to offer without that.

"I'll pick it up!" He responded almost as soon as she finished speaking. At this point, there was no use in trying to hide how eager he was to please Sydney, and not only because he had a crush on her. She was one of his best friends, or at least oldest friends.

"Aw, thanks babe. A vanilla iced coffee would be perf! 9 AM on the steps!"

"Okay, see y-" She had hung up before he could finish his goodbyes.

Their conversation had put him into a better mood, so much so that he had no reservations with about-facing to get back to the Starbucks that he had passed a few blocks away. It was crowded with morning commuters but he took the time to send out a few texts.

To: Sienna
Can't wait to see u either! Still upset I didn't get to see u on tour this summer :(

To: Piper
I'll be there in 15! I'm rly good! How are you? Spend the summer in Nantucket so I was pretty MIA in the city. What did u do?

To: Sienna, Piper, Jane, Charlotte, Vincent, Kelley
@ Starbucks. Anyone want anything :)?

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Despite often being the butt of jokes for doting on his appearance, it didn't take Vincent more than a half an hour to get ready in the morning. With it being the first day of school, he gave himself a few extra minutes to adjust to waking up early by rising at seven-fifteen. His cousin, Kelley Hadley, was sleeping in the spare room of his apartment and after pulling himself out of bed, he rapped his fist against her door. "Rise and shine, Barbie." Although he doubted that would be enough to get her out of bed, he didn't open the door or pester her any further and left to take a shower. He hadn't heard her come in the previous night and was sure that she had only gotten in bed two or three hours ago. Kelley's partying habits were questionable, even to someone like Vincent who went out frequently too. In the very least, they had forced her into the role of the problem child of the family.

The end of a steamy shower led to him getting dressed in a plain white v-neck shirt, coral pants and Gucci loafers. It was a striking comparison to the outfits of many seventeen year old boys, but Vincent wouldn't be caught dead wearing some ratty t-shirt and basketball shorts to the first day of school. If he had the money to dress nicely, regardless of it sometimes being a bit over the top, he was going to do it.

The number of notifications his phone had when he finished getting ready didn't help his already inflated ego, but when he realized that twelve of them were from his mother, it shrank back down a notch. It only took him listening to one of her voice mails to know what the other two, and nine texts entailed. She sounded to be on the brink of tears, going on and on about how she was so excited that he was finally a senior and how she should have slept over in the city last night so she could be there for him this morning. She reminded him to eat a wholesome breakfast, lock his door on the way out, send his uniform to the dry cleaner's and even to brush his teeth. Her text messages contained a slew of "inspirational quotes" and baby photos of his first days of school throughout the years. While they elicited an eye roll from him, he did send her a text in response. His mother was the sweetest woman that he (and most people) had ever met, and her overly sentimental and emotional ways were to be expected on a day like this.

To: Mom
Lol Don't freak out. You've still got Mia! Wish her a happy first day of 4th grade for me. I'll let you know how my day goes later.

She responded immediately, thankfully ignoring him brushing off Charlie's existence, confirming that she'd pass along the message and reminding him that she was going to come into the city one night for dinner. The other texts that were from friends he answered in a quicker manner, although he was surprised to see one from Sienna. Their relationship was rocky to say the least, but he was happy to act friendly to her if she was open to it. Avoiding her altogether, unless he was drunk, made things easier, since it was hard to be around her when he couldn't be with her, but he guessed that it was time to move on by now. Though, that would probably change the second he saw her in person.

To: Sienna
Lmao our moms are the same people

To: Connor
Nah I'm good

To: Oliver
Ready for senior year man?

To: Sydney
You've got Connor doing coffee runs already? It's only day 1 Syd.

Since there were no real classes today and he had already picked up his textbooks, he only took his phone and keys with him. The door to the spare room was still sealed shut, so he knocked on it loudly once more. "For the record, I tried to wake you up twice so I'm gonna act like you were ignoring me when your mom calls and tries to blame you missing the first day on me," he said through the door, in a tone that was a poor attempt at being serious. There was no response, not even a snarky remark, hollered back at him, so he assumed that she really was asleep. It wasn't his job to wake her up and he doubted that the girl would be in any state to go to school even if she was awake, so with a shrug, he left his apartment.

Constance Billard was about a fifteen minute walk from his building but with the nice weather, it felt even shorter. He waited in the front area of the courtyard, his eyes scanning the growing crowds of students for any signs of his friends.

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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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Jane's home was located at the top of the Sherry-Netherland hotel, which had its perks. The Harry Ciprani restaurant was attached to the hotel, meaning that if she ever was in the mood for a good meal (which hadn't been recently) and their personal chef wasn't there, she could have someone bring something up at a moment's notice. She received all of the perks of a full service concierge staff, having a state-of-the-art gym and multiple boutiques in her building, but also had to deal with tourists. On the positive side, the hotel was one of the more expensive ones in the city which meant that the people weren't usually too scroungy. Plus, the penthouse had a private elevator, but either way there were always too many people in the lobby when she wasn't in the mood to be bothered. Since she had sacrificed dressing up more for the sake of time, she was closer to schedule than normal, but still rushing.

"Are you in need of a car service this morning, Miss?" one of the concierge members called out to her as she brushed past him. Apparently, he had been hired in the three months that she was gone because Jane was familiar with almost every member of the lobby staff by now. Living there for fifteen years made it almost inevitable. She didn't even validate the absurd question with a response. As it was every morning, a town car was waiting for her in front of the building. Before stepping in, she peered into the bag that Nicole had sent her off with but she only took out the bottled water before dumping the rest in a trash bin. There was no need to even tempt herself with knowing what else was inside.

"Someone's on schedule today," Max chuckled as she slipped into the back seat of the car. "Of course I am," she shot back in an offended tone. A smile had found its way to her face though. Max had been the Lynch's driver for years and he was certainly the staff member she liked best. When she spent hours at a gym across town to avoid her father's insistence that she stop working out, he would like and say she was at the movies with a friend. When she called him at 3 AM asking him to pick her up from a club, he wouldn't utter a word about it the next day, even if half of the drinks she consumed that night ended up on the floor of the car. He was a good guy and one of the people that Jane made an effort to be less bratty towards. "New year, new me, Maxwell! It's time to reinvent myself, which means that I might need to do some shopping before Syd's party tonight." He chuckled louder this time but his tone was genuine. "It's good to have you back, Jane." She smiled at him through the rear view mirror, in part to acknowledge his statement and also as an unspoken 'thanks' that he didn't ask her about her summer, or how she was feeling. She imagined that she would be interrogated enough in only a few minutes from her friends.

"We need to pick up Piper. I think her family moved to one of the buildings on Park Avenue last year," she stated in a distracted manner as her eyes scanned her phone. He didn't even bother to ask her if she knew the address because he knew that the answer would be no. Instead, he did what would have been the inevitable action and drove up the street with his eyes in search of the red head. He spotted her before Jane, because she only took her eyes off of her phone when she felt the car stop on the side of the road.

As soon as Piper stepped in, Jane squealed. For most of the morning, she was dreading the first day back and part of her still was, but she did miss her friends while she was away. Even if Sienna and Sydney didn't like her, or more accurately - trust her, Jane always had fun when she was with Piper. Whether that meant that they just traded services, of Jane having someone's ear to talk off, and Piper to have someone to shop with for free, was questionable. Still, Jane was excited to see her. "You look cute! How was your summer? You were on Long Island yesterday too, right? You should have called me! I was like dying being with my dad and step-mom all day. No amount of margaritas can drown out their annoying voices." Although she was sure it would be inevitable, she wanted to put off talking about her for as long as possible. She was still trying to work out the story she was going to give for why she was mysteriously gone for so long, with no contact, and hoped she could put it off until all of the girls were together. That way, at least she would be giving them all the same story and not accidentally changing it around if repeated different times.

She only turned her attention away from Piper when they pulled up in front of the school. Now, any excitement that Piper had brought was dwindling as she faced the reality of going back to school. If she was lucky, she thought, maybe Charlotte would have loosened up over the summer and wouldn't be such a bitch about letting her copy work now and then. In an attempt to waste more time in the car before having to step out, she texted Connor back and responded to Sienna's text in the group chat. She also responded to Seb, who she knew she would genuinely feel guilty lying to. It wasn't going to change the fact that she would give him the same story as everyone else though.

To: Connor
No thanks <3

To: Sienna, Piper, Sydney
Me and Piper are here!!!

To: Seb
Unfortunately

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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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In an effort to waste as many extra seconds as possible, Jane sent off another text message to Sebastian, this time being more elaborate than her earlier one-word response.

To: Seb
Unfortunately meaning unfortunately yes I will be at school, not unfortunately I get to see you!!! I missed you I'm in the courtyard come say hi!!!

The message was sent, so she supposed it was necessary to actually be in the courtyard now that she had told him she would be. The last thing she needed was to be lying about yet another thing. Sienna's followup text only enforced that she needed to get out of the car eventually, and she was as ready now as she would ever be. She glanced back towards Piper, unsure if she would also be headed straight for the steps. It was the group's usual meeting spot but it was no secret to Jane that Piper and Sydney were far from friends. It seemed like their relationship was even worse than Sydney and Sienna's, which was certainly saying something. Besides, as forbidden as it seemed to stray away from their group, Piper had other friends. Connor, August and Dustin were just a few of the faces she had seen her with, not to mention Brent. However, Jane was sure that Brent was just as much of a "friend" to Piper as he was to her, and that wasn't at all.

"I'll be on the steps!" she informed Piper as she stepped out of the car. She tried to sound enthusiastic and excited, but it was hard. As happy as she was going to be to see Sienna and Sydney after so long, she was nervous. She was nervous to deal with their reactions to her absence, Sydney's wrath over not being informed, about school starting, and about being back at home where her old habits were so easy to pick up. More than anything, she wanted to go home and curl back up in her warm bed. She was convinced that she just needed one more day's worth of rest before she would be able to face everyone, but she wasn't going to get that, and before she knew it, Sydney and Sienna were only feet away. If her thoughts weren't clouded with her own panic, she would have commented on how strange it was to see the two girls looking so comfortable in each other's presence. While outsiders probably suspected that they were as close of friends as they portrayed, Jane knew, probably better than anyone else, how false that was.

She walked slowly and lightly up the steps and unwillingly removed her sunglasses from her face and tucked them into her bag before reaching the girls. For a split second, she froze. Now that she was standing in front of her best friends, a mix of emotions washed over her. She wanted to hug them and tell them how much she missed them. She wanted to be honest and explain that what she thought she had under control had gotten out of hand way too quickly and even though she didn't want help, she needed it. She would apologize for missing Sydney's birthday and Sienna's summer tour and promise them that for now on, she would be upfront about things. It would have been the better long-term option but Jane was all about short-term fixes and if she could avoid telling the truth and dealing with those emotions for even five more minutes, she would.

In that second, she had convinced herself that even the truth wouldn't be enough of a good reason to excuse her from being bombarded with questions, so lying was the only option. However, she wasn't going to lie unless she had to. For now, she was going to do what she was good at: avoiding.

It wasn't hard for her to switch from a nervous, internally-freaking out Jane to the bubbly and exuberant one she was known as. She had spent years of hiding her illness doing just that, and when she approached with a bright smile on her face and a cheerful tone, it felt natural. "Good morning girlies!" She hugged Sienna first. She had been the only one of the pair to respond to her texts over the past few days and her relationship with Sienna was always fun. There was no way that she was going to reject affection from her, Jane decided. "I passed Esmee on my way and she looks so cute. I can't believe that girl is already in high school!" She was more noticeably nervous when her gaze shifted towards Sydney and in that moment, she looked like the ice cold queen bee that people feared rather than her childhood best friend. She didn't throw herself onto Sydney like she had to Sia, and instead, extended her arms only halfway. "Can I get a hug?" she batted her eyelashes obnoxiously, but her grin showed that she knew she had something to feel guilty about. "I still don't know what I'm wearing tonight. Can we go shopping after the assembly?" It seemed like a good way to keep the conversation moving, without turning the focus on her too much.

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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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Eyes shot open then blinked rapidly as they adjusted to the light pouring in through the window. Isabela's heart was racing, pounding against her chest like rapid fire. The young woman had a nightmare, well more of an odd dream that consisted of Minho turning into a bird and flying off with another bird. It slightly angered her that Minho would do that, even if it was a dream so it was sure to be brought up later when she saw him.


There was an unknown pressure on Isabela's left arm which caused her to curiously look over to find inky black hair spread across the pillow. What? she turned slightly to clear view of the person who laid next to her. It was a girl, obviously but she didn't know her, did she? Pulling the covers up slightly, Isabela saw that the two were lacking clothes and that's when everything came flooding back to her. Ah, crap. That's right, Bella decided to let go last night and went over to this woman's apartment after a party for some late night fun. They were both trashed and hey everything feels sexy to her when the lights are dimmed.

It was time to get up and slip out before the girl next to her, Emery woke up. Bell carefully pulled her arm from under the chicks head and quietly slipped out of her bed, giving a big stretch once she was standing. "Shit," she cursed when her eyes landed on the clock. She looked back quickly making sure she hadn't woke up Emery before tip-toeing into the bathroom quickly brushing her teeth with her finger because she didn't have her toothbrush and wasn't about to borrow someones toothbrush. After her quick morning hygiene, Izzy came back out and quickly collected her clothes, she looked at her shirt and saw an odd stain so she left it there and swiped one of the girls shirts. " Sorry honey but I'm going to borrow this." she whispered before jotting down her number and a wink face on a piece of paper and placed it on the pillow she laid on.


Upon exiting the room, Isabela ran into the girls roommates, two other girls who looked at Bell's slightly disheveled self. Giving a smirk and small wave of good morning, Bell stole a piece of bacon off one of their plate and gave a wink before grabbing her board and exiting the apartment in a rush leaving the two roommates giggling and whispering.

When Isabela got to her car the first thing she did was grab the brush she always kept in the glove compartment and brushed her hair good. She sprayed herself with this soft smelling perfume and slipped on her glasses, legally she needed them to drive. Her phone vibrated in her back pocket and it caused her to jump slightly before lifting up slightly to pull it out. She read the text from Sienna and smiled to herself before letting her fingers quickly run over the keyboard.

To:Sienna
{Morning darling, can't wait to see you too. I may be running late!}

Bell moved onto the next text, her smile growing wider when she saw it was from Minho. She still held a bit of a grudge from the dream but right now it was whatever.

To:Minho
{You do huh? Well I'm going to bring you something to make your morning better. :D See you soon bro! }

Her finger pressed send then she tossed it over to the passenger seat. The drive to school was alright, Bell had stopped at a convenient store and brought two Slurpee's. One was watermelon flavored which was Bells, she slurped it oh so happily while the other one was Cherry flavored, for Minho of course. Her glasses were away, placed back in the glove compartment and she was ready to tackle the crowd of students that were rushing into the building. Pushing and shoving her way in Isabela almost dropped her Slurpee which almost caused her heart to drop because someone was going to hear it if she did. Finally inside and out of that hectic mess, Bella spotted Minho and raced came up around him with a smile.

"Hey there mister bad morning. I brought you a cheer up package, well it's just a Slurpee and a cig but better than nothing no?"

Izzy handed Minho the frozen drink and slipped the cigarette in his pocket like a ninja before pecking him on the cheek.

" Oh yeah, how could you fly off like that man? That wasn't cool." she was referring to the dream that he knew nothing about but it was bugging her.

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Character Portrait: [NPC] Bartender Character Portrait: Sydney Vale Character Portrait: Sienna Alvarez Character Portrait: Jane Lynch Character Portrait: Connor Harkins Character Portrait: Charlotte H. Buchanan
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The Starbucks line definitely put Connor behind schedule and by the time he was leaving the shop, a tray full of drinks in hand, he was nearly jogging to make up on time. Luckily, with the amount of coffee shops in the city, this one was only a few blocks away from Constance Billard and it didn't take him more than five minutes to arrive in front of the school. Although he could see people filing into the building, the courtyard was still fairly populated. He hoped that meant that the girls he had drinks for were still outside because he doubted he would be able to find them once they were all seated inside.

It wasn't hard to find Sydney and Sienna. The friend group had claimed a spot on the steps that no one else dared to wait on in the mornings before school. Even he knew that, and he didn't even attend the school. Both girls, as well as Jane Lynch, were standing where he expected to find them and he hurried towards them. "Hey!" he exclaimed as he reached the top of the steps. He was smiling widely and although it was probably obvious that he was most interested in Sydney, he was also close friends with both of the other girls. He considered Sienna to be one of his closest friends and he and Jane frequently hooked up at parties, so he knew all three girls fairly well. "A vanilla iced coffee for Miss Vale, a grande salted caramel mocha for Miss Alvarez and a grande caramel mocha for the unnamed friend." Only Sienna and Sydney had requested drinks, so he distributed those to him and then took a moment to study the girls. He didn't pick up on the tension between the three girls, or more specifically, between Jane and the two others, but he didn't have time to delve into it either.

Charlotte had texted him, reminding him that he needed to get inside to get ready. Although most of the assembly was dictated by the deans of the schools, he and Lottie had to welcome back their classes at the start of it. He was sure that the Constance Billard president had prepared something extensive and professional, but he was just going to wing it. While Lottie had earned her spot as president by being the best candidate for the job, he had really only been elected by being friends with nearly everyone at the boy's school. "I have to go find Charlotte, but I'll see you guys inside," he said, leaving just as quickly as he had shown up. It was probably for the best though, since even if he didn't realize it, the girls probably wanted some privacy as the caught up for the first time in months.

He found Charlotte close by, heading into the school. "Hey, I just got your text. What's up?" She had said something about needing to vent, which didn't sound good. Though, it wouldn't have surprised him if she was just working herself up over the new school year. She always ended up going above and beyond with every one of her many commitments and responsibilities, but it didn't stop her from freaking out over most of them in the process.

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Piper waited for Jane's car to pull up when she felt her phone vibrate. Looking down she saw it was Connor asking is anyone wanted some coffee. The answer would be no. She was perfectly fine with drinking water. Coffee gives her the jitters. So instead of responding, she just left the text alone. As she put her phone away, it began to buzz again. This time it was Dustin saying he probably wouldn't be home after their school assembly. Connor replied to her text earlier, but she should be at school soon so she just left it.

To: Dustin
No problem!

Just as she put her phone away for good, Jane's car rolled up. Piper smiled as she got into the vehicle. "Hey girl!" Piper gave Jane a hug as she continued to smile. Then in typical Jane fashion she started talking rather quickly. Piper just let her finish before chiming in. "Well it was sort of a last minute trip. If I had known you were there as well I would've invited you." Piper didn't really pay too much attention to the pictures Jane would post, so she must have missed the one letting her know they were in the same place. Oh well. Piper was more concerned with Jane's health. She would be lying if she said during the car ride to school she didn't look at Jane's body to see if she gained any weight. Looking back on it Jane did look unhealthy skinny last school year. She wished she would have caught it sooner before it got to the point that it had. The whole ordeal made Piper feel like she should try to be better friend.

The rest of the car ride Jane's mainly talked about whatever. Finally they arrived at the school and Piper could sense Jane's nervousness. She had a right to be. She really didn't contact anyone, and piper knew that probably sent Sydney into a rage. Honestly she doesn't know why Jane is friends with Sydney, but whatever. Talking about Sydney just gives Piper a headache. Just as Jane got out Piper felt her phone ring. It was her brother calling. "I'll meet up with you and the girls in a second." If her brother was calling her there was no way she wasn't going to answer. Thomas was her everything.

Piper got out of the car and stood on the sidewalk as Jane went off to meet Sienna and Sydney. "What's up Thomas?" Piper questioned. "I saw some papers on your desk about this old couple? Are they related to us?" Thomas sounded excited at the possibilities, but Piper didn't share his enthusiasm. "No, they aren't related to us. But don't worry about it for now. I'll find them for sure. Now go to school!" Piper quickly hung up the phone before Thomas could talk any more. She completely forgot to tell him about it, but seeing as she hit a road block she figured it was best not to tell him. Turning, on her heels and headed to the steps.

She could see the three girls in the distance, plus a couple of other people. Piper saw Connor but he was leaving, Probably to go meet Charlotte. "Honestly the two should just date." She grinned to herself. Piper met the girls on the stairs and smiled to Sienna and briefly grinned at Sydney. "Hello girls." She put on her best smile. Her hatred for Sydney increased over the summer, so it was extremely hard to even look in her direction. "I'm assuming everyone's summer went okay?" Piper looked amongst the girls before checking the time. The assembly was starting soon, but honestly if she missed it she wouldn't even care. But going inside would be better than dealing with the current awkward atmosphere. Surely Sydney and Sienna were curious about Jane's absence over the summer. It's surprising neither of them had bombarded Jane yet. "By the way Sienna your outfit is too precious. It's very city chic." Piper complimented. "But I'm sure we should start heading inside for the assembly." The assembly was something Piper dreaded, but it would be better then standing on the being awkward.

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It wasn't fair that it had to be Jane betraying her. If it was Piper, Charlotte, Kelley, maybe even Sienna, it would have been very easy for Sydney to simply act like they weren't even speaking to her. When Jane appeared, looking noticeably nervous, it seemed impossible for Sydney to just cast her off. She was her best friend, the girl she had grown up with and no matter how annoyed and offended Sydney was by her secrecy, she couldn't keep her heartless reputation up around her. That wasn't to say that Sydney was going to forget the issue or just act like everything was fine, because it wasn't. It was completely egotistical, but Sydney was victimizing herself more than she was Jane. It was Jane who was walled up in some facility for an entire summer. It was Jane who had been so sick and so desperate to conceal her illness that she couldn't even let her friends know about the problem. It was Jane who had probably spent years suffering mentally, but it was Sydney who felt like she had been betrayed. In their circle, no one kept things from Sydney, and if she found out that they were, she couldn't understand why.

It was especially hurtful that it was Jane who was hiding this from her, though. Even though she was older than both her and Sienna, she was kind of the "baby" of the group. She was the absentminded, emotional, naive and frankly, the dumb one. It couldn't have taken Sydney by more of a surprise when she found out that she was also the deceitful one. Her innocence worked to her favor though, because it kept Sydney from being too cold to her. When Jane requested a hug, Sydney forced a half-smile and allowed the brunette to wrap her arms around her. She eventually wrapped her arms around Jane as well, but made a point of pinching her in the side before pulling away. It was a little way to signal that she wasn't happy with her, and as bad as it sounds, to see if she really was thin enough to have been sent to rehab. It was no secret that Jane was always stick-thin but had it really gotten that bad that it could be considered ill? Apparently so, but it bothered Sydney that she hadn't been perceptive enough to notice. Jane was a bad friend for hiding it from her, but maybe she was a bad friend for not picking up on it, especially when the person hiding it was as transparent as Jane was.

Her eyes met Sienna's before she released Jane, and her look hardened in that moment. It was her way of shaking her head and telling Sienna that this wasn't over. She probably didn't even need to give her the look to know that the girl was on the same page as her, though. When Jane requested that someone come shopping with her, Sienna surprisingly brushed past the question and changed the subject to Piper's whereabouts. Sydney wasn't excited to see the redhead in the least bit, but she did appreciate that Sienna didn't take Jane up on the offer to go shopping, since the pair frequently did that together.

Connor showed up right after the girls had finished hugging, and luckily, he didn't stick around long. She offered him a grateful smile as he handed her a drink, but was surprised when he offered Sienna two cups as well. Since when did he take orders from anyone besides her? It bothered Sydney, but she did her best to act unfazed. That was something she would have to deal with later. For now, they had a big enough problem and if she and Sienna were in agreement on one thing, she wasn't going to ruin that for someone as trivial as Connor.

"I don't have time to go shopping." It was true. Sydney would probably spend much of the afternoon making sure that everything was going to be perfect that night. Even if she was going to have a spare hour or two, it wouldn't be nearly long enough to shop with Jane. After years of knowing the girl, she knew that if there was one thing that Jane could focus on, it was shopping. It could take hours for her to get through a department store and not only did Sydney not have the time or patience for that tonight, she wasn't going to give in to Jane like that. Winning back Sydney's trust and friendship wasn't that easy. She looked Jane over for what felt like a while, and then glanced back towards the steps, expecting to see Piper appear at any moment. She didn't know if Jane would even have a chance to answer before Piper appeared, but she was going to take the chance. Sienna was usually the dramatic one, but this morning Sydney just couldn't keep up this facade. "Are you going to explain yourself, or do you expect us to just pretend like you didn't disappear all summer?" Sydney's expression was blank but her eyes were focused on Jane, who she expected to lie. It didn't matter though, because they knew the truth, and even if she was going to follow Sienna's direction and just ask like they believed whatever lie she wanted to give them, she wanted to see Jane squirm. She deserved it.

Just as she expected, there was barely any time after she finished speaking before Piper appeared. Sydney's gaze shifted towards her, but her expression remained stone cold. She didn't respond to her inquiry about their summers. Not only did she not care to share her summer experiences with Piper, but she also knew that the girl didn't care. Just as much as Piper probably knew that Sydney hated her, she knew that Piper wasn't her biggest fan either. Which was a shame, really. Piper could have made a nice minion for her. "We were just on our way in," she said, now acknowledging Piper. It wasn't true, but she wasn't going to let Piper dictate their plans. "Ready girls?" Her eyes were now mostly focused on Sienna. Even she realized how strange it was that she was making Sienna her right hand man today, but as of this morning, she seemed to be the most genuine friend there.