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Florian Callow

"Who cares what you think? I don't."

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a character in “Welcome Back to Hollywood High”, as played by Sanarith

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Full name:
Florian Callow
Nickname:
"Call me anything but Florian and I will kill you."
Flo| Emo |
Birth date:
He was born on the 7th January
Sexuality:
Bisexual, but is more attracted to girls
Relationship Status:
Single


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Age:
17
How old does he/she appear:
About 16-20
Weight:
He weighs 10 stone and 2lbs.
Height:
He is quite tall, at 6'4"
Body build:
Very slender, but toned
Shape of face:
Oval
Eye color:
Ice Blue
Glasses or contacts:
Neither
Skin tone:
Extremely pale - a porcelain or alabaster tone.
Distinguishing marks:
He has Snake bites on his bottom lip. His eyes are also abnormally blue, and he has tattooed arms.
Hair color:
Jet black - it was dyed that way
Hairstyle:
Hangs to the nape of his neck, with a long side fringe
Physical disabilities:
He doesn't really have one, but he broke his elbow once and that has impended his movement in that arm.
Style:
"My style? I call it, 'Me'."
He is mostly described as 'Emo' style by others, but he just calls it 'me'.
Favorite outfit:
A black top and jeans (probably ripped). He doesn't really have a 'favourite' outfit.
Jewelry or accessories:
His lip piercings.
Overall attractiveness:
"Well I guess that depends on who you are."
8/10


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Good personality traits:
Sweet-natured
Friendly
Non-Judgemental
Open-Minded
Insolent

Bad personality traits:
Pessimistic
Sarcastic
Hot-Headed
Aggressive
Parsimonious

Personality:
The person that comes off as the most cold and callous at first can sometimes be one of the nicest people you could meet. At least, it's true for Florian, who really couldn't give a shit what you think anyway. He can find it hard to make friends, but is unafraid of giving people fire if he sees them attacking anyone verbally, as he absolutely detests the thing. This tends to be how he makes friends. However, if you first meet him on your own accord, don't expect him to be too friendly. He doesn't trust easily, and until that point, Florian will not make much of an effort to show his friendship. However, you can always know that he will never talk about you if you are on his friendly side. He saves his glares and bitching for the people that he doesn't get along with, mainly the ones who are at the top of the social ladder.

Florian is actually quite a funny guy. He pokes fun at himself, and makes (crude) jokes about the people at the top of the social ladder. Who needs them, anyway? Along with that, he is very open minded and non-judgemental, and he accepts you whoever you are, if you make the effort to be his friend. If he thinks that you are bothered about the friendship, he'll open up a lot more. However, he can be extremely pessimistic at times, and always thinks he will fail exams and finals, or not be able to do things. However, the pessimism is all directed at himself. Along with that, Florian has had... issues with coming off aggressive. He has been on the edge of getting into fights, and if someone takes it too far, it becomes very obvious with him. Florian enjoys shouting at others to blow off steam, and often goes picking fights with those he dislikes.

On top of that, Florian is very insolent, and goes looking for trouble. He skateboards around the school to 'get to class quicker', and sometimes purposefully crashes into others, especially those he dislikes. A quick grin and a wink is enough of an apology for the guy. Florian doesn't really seem to show up in anything 'new' either - he's very conscious of his money situation, and only buys essentials - new skateboards and guitars over school equipment, for example.


Greatest joys in life:
"I could not live without my mates, my guitar, or my skateboard."
Greatest fears:
"Dying, and, uh, people touching me without my permission."
Priorities:
"Getting good with my guitar, and getting far in life with my band."
Life philosophy:
"Who gives a damn about what they think? Be yourself and kick those asses like you mean it."



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Favorite color:
"Dark blue, black... Anything dark in colour."
Least favorite color:
"Oh god, pink makes me want to vomit."
Music:
"Anything those stuck up A Listers don't like."
He really loves heavy rock music and screamo most.
Food:
"Good old pizza. It's my go to thing."
He adores pizza.
Literature:
"Surprisingly, I like all the classics."
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickins.
Form of entertainment:
"Skateboards, my guitar and video games. Also my friends, when I need to get out of the house."
Most prized possession:
"I cannot live without my guitar and skateboard."


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Hobbies:
"Skateboarding, guitar, hanging out with friends. Sometimes I play video games, or watch horror movies and make fun of them. That's basically it."
Do you play a musical instrument?
"Yeah, I play guitar. Pretty well, if I might add."
He plays the electric guitar, and occasionally the bass guitar as well.
Do you play sports?
"Not any sports that you think are sports."
He skateboards, but nobody counts that as a 'sport', in his opinion.
How would you spend a rainy day?:
"I'd probably invite my mates around and mess around with them at my place, play something on the X Box, play guitar. If I need to get out, I'll go out and hang out under a bridge or at the mall or something...I'd find something to do with my friends."
Spending habits:
"I don't have much money, so I don't really spend it, I save it."
Smokes?:
"Sometimes it can take your mind off of other things."
Yes, on the odd occasion.
Drinks?:
"Drinking makes you forget yourself more than smoking."
Yes, but not too heavily.
Other drugs?:
"I don't want to get that messed up."
No.


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Drives and motivations:
"What, apart from living in a crappy apartment and having to live off of funds I get from playing gigs?"
Florian has always wanted to get out of the edge of poverty he's been on, and after his father spent most of his money on drugs before being hospitalized and dying, Florian realized he wanted to get out of that life. So why not make himself an alter ego from the person that suffers the abuse at home and live the good life?
Immediate goals:
"Get the hell out of here."
Graduate from school | Earn Enough Money to get out of his home
Long term goals:
"Being able to go far with my band would be amazing. I could retire happy."
Getting famous with his band | Moving out of his apartment |
How the character plans to accomplish these goals:
By getting good at guitar | From graduating Hollywood High School with good grades | Earning money at gigs and concerts


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Hometown:
"Mom never specified."
Some place in California
What was your childhood like?:
"It was pretty crap, if I say so myself. My mom was abusive verbally, Dad physically, because of the drug abuse and the drinking. Eventually, my Dad died of a drug overdose, and it left my Mom even worse. She would drink herself to oblivion and couldn't remember what she'd said to me by morning. Most days I would spend the morning skipping breakfast and looking after my mom with her hangovers. I was often late and got in trouble. People teased me, and I ignored them. I learned that they couldn't change me - only I could get out of my own hellhole. That made me grow up fast. And I miss my childhood. I wish I had one."
Pets:
"No pets. Not worth it. I rescued a bird once, and I had the rats that lived in the cupboards, but that's it."
First memory:
"The time my mom first told me she wished she never had me. It hurt, and the memory stuck."
Childhood Hero or Idol:
"Can I say myself? Because it was. I had to be my own hero, so I could get myself out of falling into a hole of depression because of the shit at home."
Dream job:
"Back then, it was an astronaut. Then I discovered my love of guitar, and now it's being in a band and writing songs and all that. Getting big. Saving people the way my bands did for me in my early teens. You know."
Education:
"I went to a regular elementary and middle school. It was nothing special - and most of the time, I skipped or bunked or was late, because I couldn't deal with getting in trouble at school again, or I needed to look after Mom."
Finances:
"Most of what I earn goes to my Mom and buying food, paying the bills, whatever else is needed. Whatever is left goes to me. It took me 5 years of part time work to get that X Box."
Florian earns all of it, and pays all of it, too.

Present

Currently living with:
"Just my Mom. Although she doesn't really count."
Just himself and his mom live in the apartment.
Pets:
"Still none, apart from the local strays. We got rid of the rats."
Occupation:
"I earn money through busking, or playing gigs and concerts, or just...Any little job I can do. It's never enough, anyway."
Finances:
"I still earn all of it..."
House:
Exterior
Kitchen
Living room and Florian's Mother's Room
Florian's Room
Florian's home is definitely not the fanciest. In fact, he tries to hide the fact that his home is not the most expensive, and isn't the cleanest, by keeping it as clean as possible. That's why his living room, and his mother's room appears so clean - it's to appear a lot better than reality. In fact, in the evenings, the floor is littered with empty bottles, and the bathroom stinks of vomit. Florian cleans it all up, and tries to deal with it. So many bad memories haunt him here, it's no wonder he wants to leave.
Transportation:
"I don't really have the money to drive, I take the bus or walk, or skate."
Florian doesn't have a car, he cannot afford it.

Family

Family member name: Mandy Callow
Relation between (mother, father, sister, brother, ect.): Mother - Alive
Relationship With (good, bad, complicated, ect.): Obviously, Florian and his mother do not get on well. She was abusive when he was little, and now drinks herself to oblivion every waking hour. Florian hates this and often wishes he did not live with her anymore, to escape it.

Family member name: Alesander Callow
Relation between (mother, father, sister, brother, ect.):Father - Deceased
Relationship With (good, bad, complicated, ect.): Link pictured is when he was alive. Florian detested his father, as he was physically abusive towards him when he was alive. When he died, Florian was conflicted with both sadness and glee - his father figure was dead, but hadn't he been from the moment he first hit him?


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How did you spend your summer?:
"I spent it outside, mostly, or cooped up in my room caring for my Mom. I played at quite a few gigs with my guitar, went skating with my friends, smoked a bit, partied a bit, tried to divert my mind or figure out where I am going with my life. It wasn't as good as summer's come, but it was better than most of mine have been recently."
What grade are you in?:
Junior
What clique are you in?
"A mix between rebels, Skaters, and the Rejects. But mostly the skaters."
He classes himself as a rebel, skater, and reject, but is officially a Skater.
Where are you on the social ladder?:
"Very low. Are you kidding me?"
Are you happy with your place on the social ladder?:
"Yeah, as happy as can be, because it's quite clear the A Listers hate me, and I hate them. Simple."
If you could be apart of any other clique what clique would it be? Why?:
"I guess I would class as a Drifter, because I would drift between the Rejects, the Rebels and the Skaters. I kind of do that anyway, but I would hang out less with the skaters, I think."
Do you plan on joining a club or sport this year?:
"No! I don't have time for that, really. I am definitely joining band, but that's only because it will further me even more... Plus it means I don't have to go home quite so early."
Best subject:
"Music, Band, anything to do with music."
Worst subject:
"I just cannot do maths for the life of me."
Schedule:
Pd 1 - Social Studies
Pd 2 - Advanced Guitar
Pd 3 - Advanced Study Instrumental
Pd 4 - Math
Pd 5 - AP Psychology
Pd 6 - Physical Education
Pd 7 - English
Pd 8 - Lunch
Pd 9 - Science

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So begins...

Florian Callow's Story

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Naea grinned as she heard a familiar voice behind her, as she waited for the door to open. She hadn't really noticed the roar of the motor bike, as she was preoccupied with checking her phone. Her sister had apparently raided the pantry for chocolate... Again. She smiled to herself and turned to greet Chad.

"Hey, Linnae. Did he answer yet?"

The girl shook her blonde curls, grinning at the floor. "Do you think I'd be waiting out here if he was?" She asked, a cheeky smirk on her lips. Suddenly, the door opened, and Linn grinned. Honey had answered the door, and the light blonde girl with tan skin had smiled at her, before enveloping her in a hug. She smelled like... Well, Honey smelled like honey, and it was very light and pleasant. She grinned, before replying with; "I'm surprised you aren't cringing away from me, I fell asleep with Ace and slept in late." She pulled a guilty face and bit her lip. "Oh well. Fresh and clean as can be now." She shrugged nonchalantly, grinning to say she was kidding around a bit. The attractive young blonde then released her and turned to Chad, who it was pretty obvious was the apple of her eye at that moment. She shot Chad a look and raised her eyebrows slightly, before smiling again and heading to Catalina's car, to help out.

She had to admit - Naea was surprised that only four people had shown up yet. Fiddling with the hem of her white and pink top, she made her way to the car, and soon found Izzy. "Hey, Izz." She greeted him with a small hand gesture. "What is it I need to grab?" He was attractive, as Isaiah had always been. However, Izz was off the charts for Naea, and she knew that, so she treated him with friendship only. "It must be earlier than I thought... There aren't many people here yet, huh?" She was trying to make small talk with him, trying to start a conversation. It was a lot more difficult than she imagined - she was out of practise with her whole bubbly side.



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Florian woke slowly, to the smell of vomit in the bathroom, and the moans of his hungover mother from the bedroom next door. The boy shook his hair from out of his eyes, wondering if he could even be bothered to get out of bed that day, much like he did every day. Did he really want to take care of his mother? No. Of course not. Who would ever want to do a job like that? He sighed to himself and checked his phone. He didn't even look at the time, just the weather. Sunny again. Perfect. He could go out and ride his skateboard and go to that stupid party -

Shit. The party.

Florian had forgotten all about that - and he definitely did not have any clothes of red or green, and DEFINITELY not yellow. He mentally facepalmed - he did not have the money to buy a whole new outfit, and any money he had gotten over the holidays had been spent on skateboard repairs, (he'd splintered the board twice - it had cost a lot of his allowance to get it fixed both times) food, bills, and X Box games. Any clothes he had bought were dark blue or black. He was totally unprepared and the party started soon. He cringed and rolled out of bed, not even bothering to unwrap himself from his duvet. He ended up on the floor with a thump, before he eased himself out of the duvet carefully, nursing any new bruises to appear from yesterday's skating antics.

Florian made himself get up and walk into the living room. He could smell the reek of stomach acid coming from the bathroom, and his mother's room adjacent. He swallowed back the bile that always rose in the back of his throat when he thought of her, held his breath, and poked his head into his mother's room. She was sprawled on the bed, passed out, completely hung over and most likely still slightly drunk from last night's episode. She'd puked all down the side of her bed and onto the floor, and the rancid smell of bleach was coming from the toilet where she'd tried to clean it herself. He cringed and backed out of there. She could deal with it when she woke up. She was old enough to.

Rubbing his forehead with his index finger and thumb, Flo returned to his room. He changed from his pajamas into a Guns and Roses tee and some ripped jeans along with his converse, and to top it off, his cross necklace. He tiptoed out of his room again, slipping his phone into his pocket, his black jacket tied around his shoulders. He grabbed his skateboard and slammed the door. He didn't plan on coming back here today, at least, he would once it was passed midnight. His mother would probably be out cold again by then.

Florian didn't think about where he was going, he just hopped on his skateboard, earphones in his ears blasting music away so he couldn't think or hear, and somehow, he managed to make it safely into the city centre relatively quickly. He wanted to let himself go a little bit today, and it didn't matter if it was right then, or later, or whenever. Just as long as it would drown out today and he could get back to school as fast as possible.

He barely had time to stop as he saw a girl checking her phone. He managed to swerve to avoid her, slipping off his skateboard and sending it scooting backwards from him as he stumbled over his own feet, but relatively proud of himself for avoiding her. He recognized her now, too, it was Angelina. He grinned and saluted her Florian style, with a sarcastic grin and a tilt of his head to the side, before he flicked his hair out of his eyes. He retrieved his board and decided to go up to her. Why not? She was in the same sort of position as he was in.

"Hey, Angel. What's up?" He greeted her casually. He didn't really have an opinion on her type - he believed they all had a story, just like he did. People don't change on a whim. "You have an outfit yet?" He asked, pulling out an earphone. He hoped she didn't. He needed a hand picking something bright coloured. It just never seemed to suit him, no matter what people nagged. He was thinking about a dark green t-shirt, but had no idea, if he was honest. He just hoped Angel could give him a hand. Or at least, if not helping with an outfit, helping distract him until the party started.

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Erik laughed at her joke, if it was because it was actually funny or just because she had an amazing body was irrelevant. He was going to reply with some sort of witty comment, unfortunately he couldn't think of one so he just kept himself silent until Sienna asked him about why he was here. "A bunch of things, got tired of home, wanted an adventure and such. You know, the normal reasons for running away" Erik said in a horrible attempt to sound witty. "Well, and of course the girls we got are mostly horrible. For example, what I would have considered a 9 back home is at best a 5 compared to you" He continued with a wink and an attempt at a seductive smile. Which he totally didn't nail "So you have to excuse my lack of 'game'... I'm usually way more charming" Erik added with a little laugh as he watched her suck on a piece of pineapple.

He was just about to comment on her clothes, as Erik couldn't figure out if she was free or taken, when some tall emo dude suddenly invited them to do shots. "yeah, sure" Erik said with a smile and grabbed the shot of vodka, quickly downing it and placing it upside down on the table again. "Jesus christ, is this what passes for vodka here? he commented "Seriously, this is what we drink from the bottle back home." It wasn't 100% true, the vodka wasn't that bad, but shots usually were stronger in Norway. "Now, who the hell are you?"

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Character Portrait: Jasmine Villegas Character Portrait: Sienna Gancia Character Portrait: Linnaea Snow Character Portrait: Isaiah Scott Character Portrait: Shailene Lehman Character Portrait: Florian Callow Character Portrait: Aaliyah Lapierre Character Portrait: Janice Baggs Character Portrait: Ricardo Slim-Helú Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault Character Portrait: Erik Jorgenson.
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Apparently, the Erik guy with the thick accent found her absolutely hilarious, or maybe he was nervous. Sienna didn't know. She was used to making people nervous though. When he began to explain his reasoning for his move to California, Sienna took another sip of her drink and her gaze drifted idly. Instantly, they recognized a very familiar head of blonde hair moving in some random direction, and away from two familiar and more friendly faces. Jasmine and Janice. No doubt, that bitch better have went the other way, she thought saucily before returning her attention to the make beside her. Sienna had just tuned in more clearly, not that she hadn't heard him, when he pretty much complimented her and she smiled coyly.

However, just as Sienna was preparing to respond and get him away from the bar, Florian the Skater Dweeb managed to slither into the party and propped himself up on the bar, interrupting her before she could set her plan in motion. When he began talking, Sienna was more than grateful for the shield her hair provided so that her ever-appearing eye roll would not be seen by him, but by Erik. Instead of being as excited or interested like Erik, Sienna turned to the skater dude a very blank stare, one that involved her eyes scanning him from head to toe in her signature scathing way that had even the toughest of rebels and loners squirming just a bit.

"Sure, why not," she replied dryly, grabbed the drink and tossed it back like it was water. Similar to Erik's thoughts, unknowingly, Sienna couldn't help but compare this brand to those of European countries - vodka that actually took her breath away. Smirking, she set her glass back down and trained her gaze back on Florian in time for Erik's inquiry about who the guy with the very dark hair was. "Oh, he's just someone who wasn't exactly down for my kind of fun back in the day," she told Erik and her smirk grew into a dark grin for Florian. "And trust me when I tell you, you wouldn't be ready for my kind of dirty. Don't think that board of yours was either."

Sienna didn't necessarily have a problem with Florian other than his blatant rudeness and inability to see that he was fucking with the wrong one. So what if you hated anyone in a higher status than yourself! If Sienna had never laid a hand in you or even talked to you, why try to run her over in the hallway, which had originally been an accident she had realized, and not apologize? And then be mad when she retaliates, it's ridiculous. And stupid if anyone knew of her temper. Satisfies with the expression on the skater's face, Sienna quickly pulled her straw from her glass and quaffed it two large gulps. She stood tall then and turned her back to Florian. He was too irrelevant to continue having a conversation with.

"Well, this was fun but a girl's gotta move. Come dance with me?" She said it on a slow smile with a quick flash of teeth and her right hand extended towards the male discreetly. Either way, she was leaving. It was up to Erik if he was coming along.

Meanwhile, Chad had finally made his way inside with Linnaea. She had joked moments earlier that all it would take for the party to be a bust would be Ric showing up and The Devil Girls acting up, which he had to disagree with. Chad's money was on the guys that brought weed, whom he was sure Isaiah had invited to the party. When they arrived inside, Chad had seen a few of their friends but they all went their separate ways and Sienna looked to be on the prowl even in her red. What he also noticed, since he was closest to her, was the way his companion seemed somewhat uncomfortable. Was it him?

"Hey, are you ok?" Chad asked her, turning to face Linnaea fully. Before he could any answers, however, a pair of tiny arms wrapped themselves around him from behind. Chadwick heaved a long, slightly dramatized sigh, and turned his body so that Shailene was in view. She grinned up at him, dimples pronounced.

"I knew you'd find me eventually," she exclaimed happily before her gaze landed on his companion. Shay instantly brightened. "And you brought my Linn! How are you, love?" Shay might have been looser in her antics partly because she had just finished two rounds of shots with the other cheerleaders, but her happiness was genuine. She has forgotten how easy it was to lose her composure in the midst of her cheerleading friends. She wasn't drunk, but she wasn't not slightly tipsy.

And Ric, well, Ric couldn't resist a challenge. He never could. So when one of the dudes from the swim team decides that he wanted to race the King of Hollywood High to see if he could finally next the infamous athlete, who was Ric to deny the guy a chance at a dream he was never going to see come alive? He had stripped slowly and one of the Royal girl, a cute brunette he hadn't slept with yet, held his things for him at her seat. And, to the surprise of no one, Ric won.

After all, Ric only ever lost to one person at HHS and that person was his best friend. Emerging from the cool depths of his friend's pool, Ric swiped his dripping hair back, glittering droplets coating the broad golden expanse of skin that was his chest. He looked up in time to see the host himself wandering about.

"Yo, Izzy! Don't tell me you just missed me mop the floor with this dumbass! Where the hell have you been anyway?"

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Charlie knew she had reached the party before she had reached the street it was being held on. Between the blaring music and the onslaught of teenagers, how could anyone miss it? Not to mention the colors red, green, and yellow acted as highway flaggers directing traffic. She may not have wanted to go, but after walking around for hours she was absolutely not going to back out. The walk might have been about an hour or two, depending on the speed of the individual. As she was on her travels, Charlie window shopped and stopped for a bite to eat. She knew never to drink having not eaten. She learned this the hard way, as well as from her band mates. That wasn't a pleasant night for her, and neither was the morning after.

As she made her way to the bar, Charlie squeezed past familiar and unfamiliar faces alike. The trip was a short one from the entrance, but with all the either horny or sweaty teenagers, it took her several minutes. As she glanced around, she wondered how long ago some of the students had arrived. For Charlie, she arrived just as a group of girls dispersed from a synchronized dance. The ending was good, she had to admit. She wasn't necessarily into the music playing, but it served its purpose and she wasn't about to complain. When she reached the bar, she leaned over the counter and waited for the bartender to come to her. As she waited she saw Florian and Sienna talking with an unknown male. He must be new, she thought to herself. Life as a Loner in school had its perks. Observation was her best friend where people were not. Charlie knew many faces, disputes, and secrets swirling around from sitting in the background. It was quite humorous how people in cliques acted towards each other despite their real feelings. "What will it be?" the bartender asked as his eyes locked on Charlie's. "Bullfrog cocktail, please." The name of the drink may not have been appealing, but the color and taste certainly were. The bartender nodded and before she knew it, her drink was done. The drink was refreshing and just what the girl needed. Charlie had never been a big fan of fruity drinks; beer had always hit the spot for her. It was a nice change of pace though, especially today.

The blue liquid slid down her throat smoothly as she practically chugged the beverage. She was never into leisurely drinking. If she drank, she chugged. That was just the way it was. As she neared the bottom of her glass, she overheard the conversation of the three nearby. Sienna had just ditched Florian and invited a foreigner to dance with her, despite his lame pick up attempts. Charlie didn't blame Sienna for ditching Florian. He had a tendency to be rude and overbearing, and she had experienced this from previous encounters the two had had, whether they be in school or not. She wouldn't call him a friend--not at all--but perhaps an acquaintance.

When Charlie completely polished off her drink, she ordered two shots and took them over to her classmate. She silently set them down in front of the individual and lifted her shot up slightly, motioning for Florian to pick up his as well and join her. She threw her head back as the glass touched her lips and quickly swallowed the clear liquid. She barely flinched and set the glass back down in front of her. She wasn't big on talking, and frankly she didn't know what to say to him. There was nothing she hated more than small talk, or even talking with teenagers for that matter. Where there was a loss of words, there seemed to be an abundance of alcohol. The other drink hadn't kicked in yet, and she knew if she were to keep this up it would hit her all at once. Whether she should welcome that, she didn't know. Might as well live in the moment. She leaned back over the counter and looked at Florian out of the corner of her eye. She had to start a conversation somehow, and as she ordered a second round of shots she finally spoke. "Everyone needs a drinking buddy."

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After talking to Florian for a bit and showing off a few swimsuits, he left her by herself once more just as she found the perfect green swimsuit without being too green. She smirked at it as she nodded before buying it at the register. Just as she walked out of the mall, she got a text from her 'agent' saying that she had ten minutes to get there. Which she did, with four minutes to spare since she ran as fast she she could in her shoes.

After the audioton, they said what they always said; "We'll be in touch." She knew what that meant, so of course once leaving the studio she stormed out and called Issac to see where the hell he was with her car. After three times, she finally got a hold of him and where he and Zen were, surprisingly they were at the mall getting outfits for the party just like she had done. They met up and all drove home only to be dragged into helping at their foster mother's restaurant for a few hours and even though they complained and told her about the party, they were still forced to go help out for a couple of hours. After which, Angel and the boys went home and collapsed on their sectional sofa.


~~~~~~~~~~~Four Hours Later~~~~~~~~~


"Ang. Lena. Wake up, you gotta get ready for the party." Angel opened one eyes to see Issac above her. She groaned loudly before rubbing her eyes "What time is it?"

"It's only been two hours, but still. Zen and I have already taken showers and unless you want to go smelling like Italian food or go without makeup on, I think you should get up." Angel just nodded as she got up from the fake leather sofa and started her walk to her room to set out her outfit for the night. She grabbed a black halter top from Sun-ye and a pair of her jean shorts as she laid them side by side before reaching in the bag she had gotten from the mall to pull out her green swimsuit top and black bottom. She never did like the color green, but she wasn't going to wear red and she hated yellow even more. And since she was an animal, she kinda had to wear green to uphold her image and whatnot.

After selecting one of her numerous black shoes, she walked to the shower to take another shower that took no longer than ten minutes, it would have been less if it wasn't for her practicing her new song which she was washing her hair. But, nonetheless Angel made her way out of the bathroom with her towel around her hair and tightly around her body as she rushed passed the boys' door which just so happened to be close, meaning they were either arguing or doing their hair... or both, probably both if anything. She sat down at her vanity and started her morning routine all over again only, this time she used a rather light green color lipstick and made her makeup a tad darker than it was this morning. When she was finished she started to curl her hair and put half of it up and half of it down to hide the damage that her red hair dye left after she dyed it back brown two year ago. Looking at herself in the mirror, she took a picture of herself with her towel still tight around her body only to save it onto her phone and toss her phone in her bag as she slipped on her swimsuit and the clothes to go over it.

Looking herself over once more after slipping on her black wedges, she turned to her right side to look at herself only to tug at her shorts and feel like something was off, but she couldn't put her finger on it. Then, she snapped as she noticed what it was. "I need to borrow on of Emmie's bracelets, and necklace, and whatever else might look good." She smirked to herself as she, like a snake slipped out of her room and snuck into her caretakers' room to see what jewelry items they might have. She always loved Emmie's fashion sense, she loved fashion almost as much as Angel did if not more. She hummed her new song softly as she reached for a pair of green earrings and a green cuff bracelet. She put them in and looked at herself in their mirror. "Perfect." The young girl said softly before sneaking back out and going to her brothers' room as she pounded on the door. "What!?!" Zen shouted from the other side of the closed door. "Who the hell are you talking to?! Cuz' you're obviously not talking to me like that." Angel shouted back. "Zen, stop being a bitch." Issac told the younger boy before opening the door. "What, Ang?"

"You guys ready or not, cuz' if not I'll leave without ya'll." Issac rolled his eyes before chuckling under his breath. "Yea, we're ready. Zenny, c'mon lets' go." Zen groaned as he walked out with his hand through his hair as he looked at Angel before looking away. The two never got along and to be honest, if you asked them why they could never get you a real answer on why. The three teenagers walked in the living room to get the keys just to see their foster family in the living room watching their medium size television. "Where are you guys going?" Annie asked with her arms crossed. ".... A party in L.A."

Emelia looked confused before starting to sign what she was trying to say. "L.A? The fuck kind of party is in L.A?" Emmie, was deaf. And no one, other than CPS knew that. Annie rolled her eyes before speaking clearly to her wife, Emmie was rather well at reading lips seeing that she just lost her hearing nine years ago. "A lot of their classmates live in Los Angeles, Em. Just let them go, they know the rules... Well, Zen and Issac do..." The older woman said before turning her glare to Angel who just rolled her eyes before turning back to her phone. She loved Annie and Em, really she did but, she didn't grow up with them and she didn't like how they tried to take the place of her parents.

"Fine, they can go." Emmie signed to her wife before sighing sharply. Zen, Issac, and Angel all smiled before rushing out the door before they changed they're mind making the three have to sneak out later in the night. They all made their way to Angel's car with Angel driving, of course.


~~~~~~~Twenty Minutes Later~~~~~~


And within twenty minutes, they were in front of the house fixing themselves up in the two mirrors in the car. Zen pulled his hand through his hair as Issac fixed his eyebrows and Angel fixed the emerald cuff that kept slipping down her arm a bit. "Ready?" Zen asked with his Brit accent showing a bit as the two others nodded and exited the car. But, seeing how Zen was a 'Royal in-training' and Issac decided to spend his time with the Performers, Artists, and Nerds, they all went their sperate ways once they walking up the drive way. They all had records and reputations to uphold, and even if they cared for one another that didn't mean they had to be all lovey dovey and buddy buddy with one another in front of other people... As bad as that sounded. Once entering the house, Angel looked around and made her to the bar, not really paying attention to anyone but her Animal friends, Purity and Azra apparently all of their parents liked to name them ironically, esp. Purity's parents. She could smell the alcohol on her girl friend's breath as she passed by with Azra in tow, dragging him quickly away. Azra winked at her before biting his lip and looking Pure up and down. Angel just playfully scoffed before laughing and looked back towards the bar. She grabbed her shot of vodka before just pouring it down her throat, letting the sting make her smirk. She looked at the party and could already feel the eyes somewhat on her as she looked up a random jock up and down before giving him a smirk. She never was one to go up to someone, she liked sex but she wasn't desperate. She took a vodka drink with her as she started to walk away, knowing completely that the Jock's eyes were following the sway of her rather small but, curvy hips as she walked towards the pool area.

When she did, she caught sight of Ric and Isaiah. She couldn't help but smile as she looked at Izzy. Sure, she promised herself to stay away from him in order to not stir up more drama between Alessandra and herself, but the more she looked him up and down before looking away, the more wondered why she even gave a fuck about if she started more drama with that bitch. Who was she to shy away from anything or anyone? Isaiah was 'forbidden territory' and if there was anything Angel loved it was something that she wasn't suppose to have or even want.

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Erik was beginning to feel a little dizzy from the alcohol, not that it was very strong, but he hadn't eaten anything for hours and alcoholic beverages mixed with an empty stomach was usually a bad combination. "Dayum, kitty got claws. ooorrr.... is that weird to say?" Erik said and laughed at Sienna's more or less biting comment, making a mental note to stay on her good side as long as he possibly could. When he thought about it though, he probably wouldn't stay there long. Erik was a notorious liar, and with the invention of google, lying became more and more difficult as it literately took 5 minutes to check on every 'fact' Erik could make up.

"Well, this was fun but a girl's gotta move. Come dance with me? At first Erik thought she was joking, but then he sort of remembered that this wasn't some fancy gala, and dancing probably just meant jumping up and down on the dance floor. He taught about saying no for a short while, playing hard to get, unfortunately that didn't even work with far uglier chicks than Sienna so it didn't even take a second for Erik to discard the play-hard-to-get idea. Grabbing her hand with enthusiasm, Erik said with his best fake british accent "I would absolutely love that my dear" and with that he dragged her out on the dancefloor with him. Leaning in, he sort of shouted in her ear so she could hear him over the music "I hope you didn't expect anything else than the infamous club-jumping, because I really can't dance"It wasn't true, Erik was actually a great dancer, at least at swing, but it's easier to blow someone's mind when they have low expectations instead of the opposite.

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Ricardo laughed at his friend's comment. It was no secret that Izzy threw the best parties, sometimes better than Ricky which was why the King of HHS tended to just let his one if his best friends do the part throwing. Between Sienna, when she felt like dealing with people, and Isaiah, any party either threw was bound to be on some kind of scale of epic ness. Chucking to himself at that thought, which looked more like he was still amused by Izzy, he glanced around them watching as a few very attractive girls walked past then, one in particular stopping with her gaze on the two of them.

"Trust me, I always get mine, my friend, and from the looks of things," he said and gestured to a very delicious looking Angelina. "...so will you.". Smirking, Ric nodded to Angelina conspiratorially. Afterwards, his smirk grew lascivious as he headed to a few of the lounge chairs where the group of girls from earlier had perched themselves.

Meanwhile, Sienna allowed herself to be walked out onto the dance floor and away from Florian. If that idiot didn't watch himself, that idiot would end up just like his board - almost broken, with the exception of almost. Sienna had no qualms against fighting guys, which was one of the reasons why the jocks were ready to do her bidding. They weren't afraid, necessarily, they just had respect and that's all Sienna ever asked for.

Sienna was lulled from her thoughts when Erik moved in close, talking about not being able to dance, which only had her laughing. It always amused her when people couldn't dance and even more-so, did the challenge of getting him to dance like she wanted. The DJ at some point had turned on a more sultry yet upbeat tune that her turning to Erik with a lascivious glint in her eyes and a toothy grin on her face. She casually wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled him close so that she could lean into his ear and not yell.

"Trust me, being around me, sugar, will definitely have you jumpin.'" She said into his ear seductively before turning her back to Erik so that while they were still touching, she could always freely move to her own accord. And move she did, hips swaying sumptuously and hands lost in silky strands, her body winding deliciously to the beats she could feel moving to the beat of her own heart. Even if Erik didn't take the subtle and nonverbal invitation to take that extra step closer, music could always transport her to some other universe.

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It didn't take long for Shai to show up. She grinned as the girl gave her a hug, and broke the awkward air that Naea could feel creeping up on her. She could smell the alcohol on her breath, but she didn't mind. Plus, it meant she didn't have to answer Chad's question. She decided to cover it up and smiled, before replying, "Yeah, I'm fine. I think the lights are making me look pale, though." She cringed, sighing heavily. She hoped he had bought it. She hugged the other girl quickly. She'd been with the cheerleaders, which reminded Linn that she hadn't actually seen them yet. She spotted them off in the distance, and guessed that they'd be there soon.

Linn predicted right, as soon enough she spotted Allie tapping Leah on the shoulder and heading over. Naea could see even from that far away that Allie had a mark on her neck. She hid a giggle behind her hand, making a mental note to ask who it was with later on. She then continued to tell her about the summer - the hours spent galloping through the fields with her sister, messing around in the pool, and, of course, the three week vacation to her summer house on the South coast of France.

The reunion of the group of friends was short lived, though, and as much as Linnaea enjoyed seeing all her friends, she didn't contribute to the conversation much. She just smiled and watched as people danced way too close in her opinion, and watched as random strangers slipped off for a bit of privacy. She silently thanked Fate that nothing had gone on there.

Shouts suddenly filled the room, and people started yelling. Perking up a little, Naea stood on tiptoes to see, before she heard a faint splash from outside. Cringing slightly, she threw Chad a look of 'I-bet-I-know-who-that-was' and raised her eyebrows slightly. She shook her blonde curls, sighing slightly, before following the crowd to see what the hell was going on.

Unfortunately for Chad, it looked like Naea was right. She didn't know if that qualified her to 'win the bet', strictly speaking, as it wasn't five minutes, but it was the person she'd predicted. She left it, though - Chad's best friend was getting in a fight, and the far away wail of sirens neared them with every second. Sighing, Naea followed Chad and soon found that the party was being broken up. 'Great.' She thought to herself. It wasn't her favourite plan, she was having fun, and hanging out with her friends. However, it was the first day of school the following day, so Naea was a little cautious of the time. She noticed Chad had slipped away, and she was a little disappointed by the sudden disappearance, as it meant that she couldn't say goodbye. Sighing slightly, she turned to her friends. "You guys are welcome to come to mine for the night - my sister will be asleep and we have guest rooms. " She suggested. She knew her father wouldn't care - he'd already be asleep at his desk in his office, and be gone by the time the girls got up. Alice's nanny, however... She shrugged again. She'd deal with it somehow.



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Florian smirked as he watched Sienna's signature eye-scan thing happen. He couldn't care less, although he had to hide his discomfort by the stare. At least she accepted the shot. He lifted his own glass to his lips and tipped the glass up, downing it in one. The stuff wasn't very strong, he'd definitely had stronger in the past - and it was obvious the others thought so, too. He sighed through his nose and put the glass down rather roughly.

He couldn't help but cough out a laugh when Sienna came out with her explanation for him. He covered his mouth as he laughed. She'd been the one that had thrown his skateboard. That was unforgivable in his opinion. "I'm just convinced you don't have a sense of humor." He grinned at her, before she continued on with; ""And trust me when I tell you, you wouldn't be ready for my kind of dirty. Don't think that board of yours was either." He raised one eyebrow at her, shaking his hair out of his eyes, before directing to the new boy; "If I'm not ready for it, how's newbie gonna?" His lips curved into a crooked half-smirk as he watched them leave, missing exactly when Sienna invited him to dance. He shook his head again, before finally noticing the very attractive Charlie Waynor sitting beside him. His stomach did a little flip - he'd always thought Charlie was cute. However, he was much more pleasantly surprised when she ordered two shots and came over to him, placing the glass in front of him and downing her own. He did the same, tipping it back, once again noting that he'd had stronger, and nicer.

She ordered a second round, and Florian took up the challenge without speaking. He had no idea what to say - his mind had gone blank. His gut twisted in awkwardness - for some reason he always felt tongue-tied when she was around. She finally spoke, saying, "Everyone needs a drinking buddy." Flustered, he nodded, downing his third shot. "Thanks." He stuttered as he finished. "I mean, for the shots. And the company." He turned to her, leaning on the bar slightly. His heart flipped a little when he noticed she was wearing red. It made him feel relieved - it meant she wasn't looking for a random hook-up. Plus it meant she wasn't going to be hit on. He internally cringed when he remembered he was wearing green - he didn't want to give the wrong impression now.

Trying to hide his conflicting thoughts, Florian turned to watch the dancers. He spotted the foreigner and Sienna dancing way, way too close. He turned back around, and did a mime of gagging at them. He kind of felt sorry for the foreigner. Knowing those kinds of people, it wouldn't be too long before he got tossed aside like a broken thing. He'd seen it happen before. He turned back to Charlie, and finally decided on what to say. "What do you think of their..." he paused a second, before making the quotation sign and finishing off with "dancing?" He knew she probably thought he was an asshole, too, like most people did, but then again, most people didn't offer him shots or come and explicitly sit down with him. He appreciated it more than he realized.

The fun and games didn't last long, though. Florian sat up just a tad straighter as the first shouts of "FIGHT!" reached his ears. He raised his eyebrows, sighing a little. "C'mon, we'd better get outta here. Someone'll call the cops and then we'll be in trouble." He muttered. "Not that I care, just... Being arrested before the first day of school isn't on my top priorities." He shrugged once more. "If you want, you can come back to my place for a bit. I have an X Box and a few video games." He suggested, hoping she'd say yes. Then again, it was his Mom's apartment, and although she was probably passed out, the place would probably stink.

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”What do you think of their…” Charlie glanced at Florian as he finished his statement. “dancing?” She craned her neck to look in that direction and turned around to lean against the bar. "I guess you’ve never danced like that?” She scanned the dance floor and wasn’t surprised to see how many people were dancing too close and sexually. After all, these people were high school students. It’s not like she was doing it so she couldn’t care less. "It’s expected. Most teens dance like that. Frankly I don’t mind it since it’s not affecting me.” Just as she was about to take her last shot there was mention of a fight. Charlie loved a fight as much as the next person, but with school being the next day and the hours passing by she wasn't about to stick around. She raised an eyebrow slightly when he invited her over. When she had left her house that afternoon, she didn't expect to be invited back to someone's house. Then again, she didn't expect the party to get raided. The day happened to be full of surprises.

She took her phone out and checked the time and her messages. Her dad had texted her almost an hour ago that he was waiting for her and she quickly typed back. How lame, she thought. He forces me to go to this party and tells me when to leave, and who to get picked up by. It was well past twelve and if she went over her classmate’s house she had a feeling she would end up crashing there. ”Thanks for the offer, but I’ll have to take a rain check.” She pocketed her phone and headed for the exist with Florian. ”My ride’s around the corner, so I’ll see you tomorrow. By the way, nice shorts.” The left corner of her mouth lifted as she eyed his green shorts and turned, heading towards the car. When she reached the car she barely answered her dad, playing the “too tired” card. She was far from tired. If anything she was more awake than she was before the party.

It didn’t take long for her to get home, and when she did she went right to the fridge. After grabbing two water bottles she went to her room. Charlie took her makeup off, tied her hair in a high bun, changed into a white beater and black soffe shorts, and made her way to the bathroom. She took care of her dental hygiene and went back to her room. She flopped onto her bed and put her phone on the charger as she set her alarm for the morning. Charlie unscrewed one of the bottles of water and chugged it quickly before she dozed off shortly after.

A few hours later, Charlie woke up thirty minutes before her alarm was set to go off. She groaned as she unraveled herself from her sheets and crawled to the bathroom to shower. Her shorts and top slid off as she stepped into the shower. The water was warm against her skin and felt nice, until it turned to ice ten minutes later. Annoyed and freezing, the girl wrapped her white towel tightly around her body and tied the top in a knot. She went back to her room and shuffled through her clothing until she found the outfit she wanted. The morning had just started and she already knew today wasn’t going to be enjoyable. Her mouth was dry and she wanted nothing more than to sleep. She didn’t want to go to school, and she didn’t want the summer to end. She may not have done much, but it was better than sitting in a classroom with other teens who didn’t care, didn’t know what they were doing, or didn’t shut up. She sighed as she started to get ready, beginning with her hair.

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After a hasty text to her sleeping father, Linn headed to Allie and Jasmine's home with the rest of the girls. The Ambrosia estate was huge, and although Naea's own estate was quite large itself, Naea's breath was always taken away when she visited. Regardless, Naea knew that she was in for a sleepless night - the insomnia wasn't going to let up tonight, especially since she'd been up half the night. She walked inside with the other girls, and listened to the chatter that they kicked up. Naea, however, had a sudden, overwhelming urge to wash her hands, so much so that she rubbed the backs of her hands unconsciously. Her fingers clenched and unclenched as she did so. She excused herself, knowing the others would be settling down to go to sleep, so she tried to be as quiet as she could. She locked the door behind her, and turned on the tap faucets so that the water sprayed onto her hands, and she washed her hands until the water turned pink. Trying not to notice, Naea finished her routine hand washing, before opening the bathroom door and heading back to her allocated guest room.

Set out on the bed was an old, cotton t-shirt - much too big for Naea, but comfortable looking all the same. She slipped off her clothes, folding them neatly and placing them at the foot of the bed, before slipping into the t-shirt. It was extremely comfortable, she was right, but Naea had a feeling she wouldn't really be sleeping in it. Instead, she pulled out her phone and texted Chad, before deciding against it. She had a hunch that he wouldn't reply, plus he was with Honey. He didn't need any more distractions. Naea's heart sank as she thought that. Could he see Honey's rather obvious affections for him? Naea realized she was jealous, and sighed, before flopping back on the pillow. It was going to be a long night.

A few hours later, Naea could hear the slight noises of people waking up. She opened her eyes, surprised how tired she felt, but knew she wasn't going to be sleeping. She slid out of the bed and headed to Allie's room, where she knocked lightly on the door, before letting herself in. "Morning, you two." She smiled, knowing full well she looked like crap. "Umm, do you have any clothes I can borrow? I mean, I'm not sure I really want to go to school in my party clothes..." She sounded sheepish and exhausted, even to herself. She smiled again, trying to cover up the fact. She did need some clothes at least. She combed her fingers through her hair, trying to rid it of tangles. Everything she did was sluggish and slow - no thanks to the insomnia. She wished she had some time to set out an outfit and plan something to cover up the awful purple bruise-like shadows under her eyes, but she'd have to trust her best friends. That's what friends do, right?



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Florian couldn't help but feel his stomach sink when she turned him down. But then again, he supposed it seemed a little strange to invite a girl on a whim to his home, especially when they'd been drinking and he was wearing green. He covered his disappointment by grinning and nodding his head, exiting with her.

"My ride’s around the corner, so I’ll see you tomorrow. By the way, nice shorts." Florian had to hide the pink in his cheeks with a quick, but cheeky grin. "That bandana is pretty cool too. Have a nice evening, I guess. I'll see you tomorrow!" His voice got gradually louder as he moved in the opposite direction from her, yelling the final sentence to her, before turning and getting on his skateboard, zooming along deserted streets in the middle of the night. It wasn't long before he was at his apartment complex, and was cringing at the sound of arguing coming from the couple down the hall. It was a sound he was all too familiar with. He sighed, unlocking his front door, knowing what he'd see when he walked in.

The room was a state, and his Mom was slouched over the arm of the sofa, completely pissed and passed out. He turned her on her side gently, before pulling a blanket over her sleeping body, and cleaning away the bottles of drink one by one. He put them in the trash, resolving that he'd clean the rest later in the day. Instead, he grabbed a glass and filled it with water, before chugging it, and walking into his room, flopping down on his bed, and falling asleep almost immediately.

Bzzt! Bzzt!

Florian's eyes opened slowly to his ceiling. Slowly sitting up, Florian shook his hair out of his eyes and looked at the time on his cell. Then he remembered what day it was. "OH SHIT!" He yelled, scrambling out of bed. "I'm gonna be late..." He moaned to himself. The soft snores of his mother could be heard emanating from the living room. He stripped of his party clothes from yesterday and instead putting on his outfit for school. It was much more his normal style - he'd burn the green items at a later date, unless someone wanted them. He packed his old, tatty black backpack full of his school books, homework, (which he'd actually done, to his own surprise as well as many other people's, probably) and stationery. Then he grabbed his skateboard, before heading out as quietly as possible. The drunken slurs from behind him reminded him he had failed. Hurriedly, he ran down the steps before his mother could yell at him. She wouldn't come too far after him.

Florian knew he was safe when he reached street level. Breathing a sigh of relief, Florian grabbed his phone and texted Ollie hurriedly.

TO: Ollie
Yo! Meet me @ skool, k?


He sent it and took his skateboard from under his arm, adjusting his backpack so it was secure, and setting off for school at a break-neck speed. Morning strollers almost had no warning as he zipped past them, and soon enough, Florian was at school, and prowling the lockers for his own. He soon found it and unlocked it, dumping his stuff in the locker. What was first again? Florian couldn't remember, or care. Maybe Ollie would know.

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As Oliver was eating, Lucy was on her phone. It was as if him being there gave her the right to not do her job. Then again she was the general manager, she didn't get paid hourly. While he was eating the group sitting behind him grew, soon joined by two more people. Finishing his meal Ollie looked up at Lucy,
"Is it okay if I start tomorrow instead of today?" She looked up from her phone and smiled "You lazy ass wipe." She deadpanned. "I'm gonna take that as a yes." She doesn't look up at him. As he sat there checking his phone he noticed he got a text.

FROM: Flo%
Yo! Meet me @ skool, k?

He typed out a reply.

TO: Flo%
Okay, I'm at IHOP, be there soon.

When he put away his phone he noticed that the jock which hosted last night's party joined the group behind him.
"Wait, Alex knows this guy?" he asks, and Lucy starts laughing at him. "Ollie, I'm truly disappointed in you right now, that's the single most dumbest question you've ever asked me. Alex was a Devil Girl of course she knows him. Everyone knows him." she said and continued to laugh at him. "Well fuck you too, I'm sorry that I don't know these things. She stops laughing at him, and he takes out his wallet and pulls out a ten and slides it towards Lucy, "Okay, I'm gonna get going, the rest for Tay. He then gets out of the booth heading for the exit.

He couldn't help but scare Tay who was taking an order for a customer on his way out, and received a hit on the head with her notepad. He chuckled as he walked out of the IHOP, only to notice two A-listers in the parking lot. One sitting in an SUV, and the Devil Girl, Ricardo's friend standing outside the SUV talking to the girl inside. He decided to mind his own business, and keep himself from all the drama and headed towards the school. Crossing Sunset Boulevard and then North Orange Drive he walked onto the school campus. Walking through the front entrance he made way to his locker.

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Linn grinned as Shai greeted her - very enthusiastically. She hugged the girl back, glad the alcohol had worn off a little. She was surprised she was so sober, and not hungover, but was glad. Maybe she wouldn't suffer too much at school like Naea was sure to. She offered her a sleepy smile once more, and a cheery wave to the rest of her friends, before she was practically dragged out by the girl that she often thought of as a more mature, much older sister, or even her mother. She listened to the girl's excited talk, grinning the entire time - Shai was very affectionate towards her, and Linn had to be appreciative of it. She loved the girl to bits - she meant a lot to Linn, especially since the passing of her mother, and Shai's almost natural stepping into that position in her life. She didn't treat her like a mother, though she loved her like one.

Linn couldn't help but laugh lightly at the comment Shai made, but once she brought out the outfit, Naea couldn't help but gasp. The skirt and necklace were a shade of aqua that brought out the turquoise in her eyes, and she immediately fell in love. "Shay! I love it!" She gave her a quick, but tight hug in appreciation, and carefully took the folded clothes from her. "I need to go wash, but I'll be back soon." She slipped out, and hardly heard Shai as she said she was going to grab some makeup and hair things. Naea usually left her hair down, but she didn't complain. She loved it when fiddled with her hair. It made shivers go up her spine - in a good way, of course.

Naea got into her routine of washing, and scrubbing her hands with soap. She hated feeling dirty - she had to make sure hand sanitizer was always in her school bag and she felt antiseptic. Thinking about her school bag, she sent a quick text to her dad, who texted back that Alice's nanny would drop it off when she got to school. She sighed with relief, and slipped into the gorgeous outfit. Shai had done a good job. The skirt fitted nicely, and it complimented her figure well. A brilliant outfit to go back to school in. She smiled to herself in the mirror, and returned to Shai.

When she wandered back in, she greeted the girl with a smile and a twirl. "I declare you to be the queen of fashion." She laughed slightly, before adding,"Although don't let Aaliyah hear me say that, she'd probably kill me." She smiled again before sitting down on the bed. "Also on the topic of Aaliyah, does it seem... strange? That she doesn't want to go to IHOP." She queried, unsure if it was just her that had noticed.



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Florian let out a huff of breath as a text pinged onto his cell. He pressed the button and noticed Ollie's name in bold. He grinned, but noticed he was at the IHOP across the street. Shrugging, he stuffed his things that he didn't need for his first lesson - which, he admitted to himself, was probably homeroom - and slung his backpack over his shoulder, and tucked the skateboard under his arm.

He noticed the figure of Charlie down the hallway, through the crowd of students that had gathered. He smiled over in her direction, deciding not to go over to her. He had a slight headache now, and he was waiting on Ollie. Another slam of a locker opening caught Flo's attention, and he turned to notice Ollie. Grinning, he headed over to his friend.

"Hey! How was your holiday?" He greeted his friend in the most casual way possible, trying to not act strange in any way. If he was honest, Florian would say he wouldn't really know how to deal with friends - he didn't have many, after all. He leaned against the locker beside Ollie's and waited for his reply. "How was IHOP?" He followed up with it. Florian hadn't actually been to a restaurant before - he didn't have the money for luxuries like that. It had taken him long enough to get the X Box and that wasn't easy on his bank account. He adjusted his backback slightly while waiting for the other boy's reply, before positioning himself to get another glimpse of Charlie. He didn't know how he felt - he just knew he liked seeing both her and Ollie.

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As Oliver weaved through the floods of kids to get to his locker, he finally stopped in front of it. It wasn't long before he noticed that Florian was at his locker not far from him. He took notice that Flo was looking out into the crowd, and following his gaze Ollie saw that he was looking at Charlie. God, Charlie was one hell of good looking girl, he must admit he harbored a huge crush on her since he's seen her around the halls. Sadly he's never actually talked to the girl. He turned away from her, wouldn't want to get caught staring for no reason. His thoughts were interrupted by Flo's stealthy approach and sudden greeting. "Hey! How was your holiday?" Ollie shifted, and dug threw some crap into his locker, mostly for the looks since it was still the first day of school.
"Holidays, right. Um fine I guess things happened I hooked up with the girl I met there last year. But we decided to be friends, mainly because we wouldn't handle the long distance relationship. Probably more likely that I just suck at relationships in general."

Flo threw another question at him,"How was IHOP?" Ollie closed his locker and adjusted his bookbag straps as he replied,
"Breakfast was alright, Lucy wasn't happy when she heard I was going to Wales for the summer again. She thought she'd squeeze the life out of me during the summer. Heh, but I'm back to work tomorrow I think. Jobs, how fun right?"[size=98] When Oliver looked up from fixing his straps he clearly saw that Flo's gaze has shifted back into the crowd."Flo Flo Flo, what have we here, Charlie is it?" He teased as he looked at Charlie alongside Flo. It kind of feels like shit when your friend and you like the same girl.

Shaking the thought out of his head, Ollie has like zero chances that she'd ever be into him, he accepted that fact long ago. He nudged Flo slightly and said,
"Okay, Bro. I'll see you around. Might see you eighth period, during your lunch, unless the Studio Art teacher makes us start doing anything today. Text Me if anything is up." Oliver then swiftly glides into the flow of students storming the halls and walks to his first period class, Ceramics II.

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Naea followed Shai downstairs, smiling all the way. She looked gorgeous for the first day back at school, thanks to her. She ate breakfast with the rest of them, although she didn't say very much. The food was amazing, and she'd have to tell Allie and Jasmine later. She hadn't realized the time, though, and very soon the girls were running late and Naea still didn't have her school stuff. Her father wasn't going to be happy. She sighed and rolled her eyes, joining the girls for the trip to school, wondering what the year was going to have in store for them all.

They got there, and Naea realized the time. She sighed - her father was going to be so mad - she was supposed to be setting an example to her little sister, and she wasn't doing that by being late and partying all night. She hurried to her locker, deciding on picking up her school bag, which Alice's nanny had gotten dropped off outside of her locker, which was lucky for her. She shrugged the backpack over one shoulder, which hung loosely off her shoulder and sat in the curve of her back. She shifted it's weight slightly before heading back to class. She decided that she didn't want to miss any more of school than she already had - maybe she could catch up with something while she did her work. Her friends would understand, right? Sure, it was only junior year, but Naea wanted to crack down this year - do well while she still had the chance.

She headed to her third period and sat down, listening to music while she waited. They were turned up so loud, and she was so engrossed in the music she hardly noticed when her phone pinged, her text noise drowned out by the loud music. Only when class had already started had she the thought to read it. She'd thought it was only from her father, scolding her - turns out, it wasn't the case.

"Crap! Allie is going to kill me!" She hissed to herself. A scowl from the teacher indicated that she had spoken out loud, and she focused her angry gaze at the brand new book in front of her. She was seriously pissed off, mainly with herself. How could she have been so stupid? She should have checked her phone. Maybe after the lesson finished she could still join them - if they weren't all pissed off with her for having the ignorance to not check the text she had received. Allie normally forgave her, though, and she hoped to holy hell that she could let her off a second time. Her best friend hated waiting, Linn knew that too well, but she'd already made her late and then wait again for a simple 'yes' or 'no' to a text. She'd have to make it up to them somehow.

Half way through her third period, while she was scanning and identifying the notes in a piece of sheet music, a girl slipped next to her. It took her a little while to realize who it was, but then Naea had to hold in a squeal and then hugged her. A girl from her Prep group, and local rider, Stephie had slipped into the seat beside her and had hugged her. "There's a Neon Party tonight! You better come. Besides, what are you doing here? Everyone's down at Venice! I got held back by a teacher that caught me leaving. Urgh." She rolled her eyes, and Linn smiled, shaking her head. "I'll give you a lift down there, if you like! I thiiiiink everyone's still there." She drawled, and Naea shrugged before nodding her head. She'd go, she decided. She'd already ruined her first day anyway, her outfit was perfect, and she did have a bikini with her still from last night, a spare one, just in case. Why not? She might even have fun.

A few minutes later, Naea had arrived at Venice. Maybe she could find Chad, chat with him, let him know about the party - it was supposed to be exclusive, invite only. But her hopes weren't going to give her that. Everyone was already buzzing about it when she got there - and it looked like she was the only one that had only just found out, even though she was a prep herself. Oh, how terrible her first day had been! It was about to get worse, though.

She entered the basketball stadium, looking around for her friends, when she saw Chad off in the distance, although he was accompanied by Honey. Naea wasn't sure how she felt about that, but it wasn't good... A pang of something shot through her chest a little, and she couldn't help herself but creep a little closer. She could feel her heart flip and twist in a painful way as she heard Honey ask him her question, and she realized what it was. Jealousy. She was jealous of Honey. This was so not happening.

Sighing, Naea stormed off. She had known that she had feelings for Chad for a while now. She was beginning to think he might reciprocate those feelings, but she guessed wrong. She'd heard that Izzy and Angel had also gotten together, and she realized what Allie must be feeling right now. Was she jealous, too? Or hurt? Linn decided that was much too sensitive a question to ask her right now.

Stephie suddenly turned up again. "You're wanted!" She chirruped. "You HAVE to go to Abbot Kinney! Allie's really upset." Biting her lip, she ran out of the building with the other Prep, got in her car, and hurried back to the group, clearing her face of any emotions when she arrived - although she was completely out of breath. "Sorry I'm late, you guys. By the time I got your text, I was already at third period..." The girls were just buying a few things at the time.

They all headed around the store, although Linn didn't say or do much. However, when Jas suggested going to Caudadlie, Linn was up for it, and luckily, so was all the other girls. A facial and mani was just what she needed after a day like hers, and a party in the evening. It would feel a lot nicer. She nodded her head in agreement with the girls and decided to go where they went. After all, what else could go wrong?



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Florian raised his eyebrows and nudged his best friend after he'd spotted his gaze. "Hah! We both know I'm not the only one with good taste." He commented. After that, they parted ways, Ollie heading to music, guitar in hand, obviously not caring that he had social studies first. Heck, he'd probably play it in class.

It turns out that Florian actually slept through Social Studies - and he couldn't give another damn about it. He needed the sleep - he was hungover, tired, and bored. Plus he couldn't get Charlie and Ollie off his mind. They were even in his dreams, although he couldn't remember what they were about. When he woke up, everyone had cleared out, and Florian headed to guitar, sending Ollie and Charlie a quick text, saying;

"We are going to Venice after this lesson! To the beach!"

He sent it and shoved his phone back in his pocket, carrying the guitar with upmost care to his next lesson, slowly rolling along on his skateboard, weaving his way through crowds. He was picking up the word that almost all of senior and junior year was at Venice already, which was how he had known. Besides, it would be super cool to hang out with both Ollie and Charlie at the same time. It made his insides squirm a little.

Most of the rest of the lesson was spent jamming on his guitar. He could not have loved it more - Being able to pluck the strings in peace was a comfort to him, and Florian soon drifted off in his own riffs and beats on the instrument. All too soon, though, it was over, and Florian was sneaking out of the school, hoping to hell his friends were going to meet him there. It would be so... anti-climatic, if they decided not to come after all! He decided he would wait for 15 minutes before he headed to next lesson. If they were coming - good. If not... There was always another time.

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Sienna laughed a little when Erik shared his own experience while playing with the end strands of her hair. She could actually picture him fighting; he might actually be good. They could always test that out since her gym consisted of a mat where she and her trainer would participate in hand-to-hand combat to keep her fit and on her toes. It left working out not too boring. It was hard and Sienna remembered plenty of times where she had somehow been flipped onto her back; she did, however, remember the pain the next day and the day after that. Maybe that could lead to other activities...

"Hmmm...that's right, you've never been," she said thoughtfully, contemplating that little fact before a devious grin formed on her face. "Let's just say that you'll definitely need a short sleeved shirt...and...we'll just have to see how much I'm actually wearing." The last part was said on a sort of a seductive note and because she wasn't going to give any more of a tip than that, Sienna simply winked and bounced onto her feet. "I'll text you after school tomorrow and see what time we need to meet up." With one last smirk on his direction, she turned and headed back down to the bleachers where Chad and Honey were boo'd up and Stella was looking like the little fangirl she really was.

"Umm, yeah actually. Spago, you heard of it? It's a bit fancy considering where we're going afterwards, but they give you small portions of each thing you order and it's really good. It's a bit expensive, but the mascarpone is worth it," Chad told Honey, not sure why he was feeling so nervous. It was just Catalina; he didn't have to feel so self-conscious about every little thing, did he? They were going to go out to a restaurant and then a party. He could accomplish that. Stella was the first to spot Sienna when she approached them again. He considered Honey's suggestion about leaving and while he didn't typically leave games without Ricky, surely his best friend would understand. "You're probably right about leaving. Let's do it." He said and helped the blonde stand.

"Hey, Sia! I was just about to text you. We're leaving to go to the boardwalk." Stella exclaimed and Sienna eyed the close proximity of Chad and Honey, but chose not to make a comment. When her friend stared right back at her, she only smiled sweetly.

"You two are cute," she commented dryly, but it wasn't actually meant to be mean. She wouldn't say that she preferred Honey and Chad together; it would cause too much of a riff and she would pretty much have to deal with whatever Ricky was feeling for the blonde. At the same time, she wasn't going to say she had a problem with her friend actually getting a girl she had been aware that he was attracted to. For them to be best friends, Ric and Chad missed out on key signals from each other at times. Luckily for them, settling their disputes typically was an easy feat. She grabbed Ricky's stuff. "I was getting kinda bored anyway. Let's go. Ric'll catch up when he catches up." As the group headed out (while ignoring the blatant distaste of fans who were upset by their views being blocked), Sienna managed to catch Ricky's eye after the Sheiks scored another point. She nodded to him gently and he did the same, but not without eyeing Chad and Honey's closeness before concentrating on the game.

When the girls entered the establishment, Shailene found herself changing her mind and settling for the Divine Body Treatment instead of the facial and manicure that she originally wanted. She could make that a spa day at her home later when she got her hair straightened. She had always enjoyed Caudalie's body treatment, particularly that one since it left her skin fragrant and very soft for a few days. She was more than happy when Linn had finally arrived, but did not hesitate in being whisked off in another direction. She could always catch up with her friend at lunch.



Friday, After the last bell rings



After a fun-filled day skipping the rest of the school day and hanging out at Venice Beach, the students experienced a fairly uneventful rest of the week. Well, if you count 'uneventful' being the buzz going around school about the Preps' Neon Lights party. Everyone who were invited (and wanted to go) were making plans for transportation by the time the last bell rang. Seniors were coming from lunch while everyone else were escatic to escape suffocating classrooms. Dates were at the forefront of some couples' minds, their adventures for the night forming in their heads like fictional realities that would only come to fruition once they left the school campus. Friends filed out in groups, sharing plans for the weekends. One in particular probably shared more than anyone needed her to.

"OMG, Sia, stop! My virgin ears don't wanna hear what you plan to do with the paint that I bought," Stella exclaimed and covered her ears, trying her hardest to walk ahead of the senior and her friends. Tori, Sienna, and Tess laughed at the junior Prep's antics and the Devil Girl leader caught up to her friend a moment after, having just finished up her text when she whispered in Stella's ear.

To: Erik
Give me your address and we'll swing by around 9


"Ok, ok, I'll try not to scar you too much." She promised on a laugh and Stella stepped away quickly before the senior could touch her. "Stop being so dramatic, ya dweeb. What are you wearing anyway?" Stella shrugged.

"I don't know, I'll figure it out when I get home. I gotta hurry up and get dressed and make sure everything else works out before Courtney gets a heart attack." Courtney being the student body president, captain of the volleyball team, member of the glee club, and one of the few girls in the outing club. She was probably the most perfectionist perfectionist at Hollywood High and one of the most annoying overachieving snobs the clique had. She seriously drove Stella crazy and if it wasn't for the fact that she never wanted to deal with the drama, Stella probably would have already slapped her for how many times the girl had text her about the damn party. Not counting the fact that Stella didn't even like that many parties to be helping in the first place, but what can you do? Some people just weren't appreciative.

"I hate that bitch," Sienna snarled with a flip of her hair at the fact that another student was eyeing her outfit in admiration once more, particularly the red booties she was pretty ready to just chuck at someone's face. "You know that picture people tell you about? How about I shove it down your throat?" She called over to the random wannabe who bristled, but shrunk away. Stella giggled.

"Ok, chill and go work out before you break something. I'll see you guys later tonight." Stella said before hopping along to find Jasmine. After lunch with the girls, they had gone their separate ways and Stella hadn't been able to convince her friend to come to the party. She knew that Jas hung out with her sister a lot and while Stella wasn't sure if the Queen Bee was coming, she was aware that sometimes Jas' presence depended on that tiny factor. And she needed a friend other than Sienna, especially if Sia was going to be busy with this Erik person and Chad and Honey were going to be arriving at whatever time that they were.

Finally, she found the newly dyed-blonde coming out of her Physics class and practically lunged at her, wrapping arms around her friend's waist. "Say you love me enough to come to the party tonight. Pretty pleeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaasssssseeee?" She asked, putting on her best puppy dog eyes. She was aware that Jasmine wouldn't have been one of the people Courtney initially invited to the party, but the senior Prep had forgotten one tiny little detail - Stella had sent out the invites. And she invited whoever the hell she wanted.

"Awww, it's a date," Shailene cooed as she closed her locker after retrieving the books she would need for the weekend. After her dance class, she had been a bit lazy at changing her clothes and hadn't really sweated that much, so she had kept her dance apparel on. However, after breezing through lunch, she had hurried to the showers and then gotten changed into her more classier piece for the day, even going so far as to maintain the sleekness of her hair just before her last class. Chad chuckled a bit at the thought.

"Yeah, it's a date. Chill out, Shay." He grumbled and she giggled, bumping into him as they walked. "Don't pretend like you're not excited. Ooh, what are you wearing?" Chad shook his head quickly, ready to kill her excitement before she even started any mess. "No, don't even start. I am very capable of dressing myself." Shay pouted, but she didn't argue. "Fine, fine. I'll leave it. I'll go see what Allie is doing anyway. Hopefully, I'll see you later tonight, love." She kissed his cheek and then went off in search of his friend while Chad went searching for Ricky, who was currently flirting with a cheerleader at his locker, unaware of either of his best friends' plans for the evening.

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Oliver didn't skip his first day to go to some stupid beach adventure, he felt bad about bailing out on Flo, so he decided to hang out with him later that week. As the week went by, he went to his classes, realized he regretted taking some of them since he was among some of the A-Listers. And when the week wound down on a Friday, he kept hearing about the BLOK party the Prep's were hosting, invite only. He thought about sneaking in, but then again, he could honestly care less about them since he probably wouldn't find anyone that would talk to him. So instead after his shift at IHOP he texted Florian

TO:Flo%
Dude, I want to make it up to you for ditching Venice, Want to hang out at my dad's? There's a sweet ass pool.


He called up Edwin, and told him he'll be coming by to hang out. And Edwin informed him that his father is out for the weekend with the family. Even if Flo decided no to chill with Ollie tonight, he still wanted to have a dip in the pool. He is tired from the whole week of work, especially when he's not used to it. Doing nothing all summer, didn't prepare him for all the stress of school again.

He took his time getting home, his mum and him got into a small argument over the event that happened in Wales. He went to the house and walking in he said "Mum, I'm gonna stay at dad's for the weekend." His mother looked out from the kitchen, "Ollie, Honey I'm sorry. At you father's why?" she asked. Ollie looked down before replying "I don't want to talk about it now mum, I'll be back Monday." His mother was about to utter out something else, but she stopped herself, and said "Okay, Monday it is." before going back into the kitchen. She knew when Ollie needed time, she had to give him some. Oliver went into his room took a bag of things he needed and wrote out another text to Flo,


TO:Flo%
Hey can you call up that girl, Charlie, and invite her to chill?


He got into his nugget, and threw his bag in the back and drove out of his driveway. He decided to wait out for Ollie's reply at the gas station, while he filled up his nugget.

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After the relaxing atmosphere of the spa, Naea decided to go and get ready for the party that evening and leave Allie and the rest to their own business. She needed to head home, anyway, to drop off her stuff, see her sister and her horse, maybe even exercise him. She called Alice's nanny rather hurriedly and within a few minutes of getting dressed from her massage, facial and manicure, she hopped into the expensive Volvo and was on the way home. It was an awkward drive home, as Alice's nanny never said a word to her, and Naea had never bothered to try and start a conversation. She wouldn't reply anyway.

Naea headed straight for the stables when she got home, after she got changed into something a little more appropriate. She didn't want to get the skirt she'd borrowed dirty. She didn't look as fashionable as she did usually, but it was comfortable and nobody was going to see her anyway. As she thudded down the stairs she was greeted by her little sister. "Hey, Alice!" She greeted the little girl, scooping her up in her arms before quickly putting her back down. "Comment ça va?" She switched to French rather abruptly, which she did a lot with family members. Her little sister chittered a quick, "Oui! Est-ce que nous pouvons visiter les chevaux?" Naea grinned, picking Alice up in a piggy back and heading out the door. "Come on then, let's go visit Silver and Luna. Then I have to get ready for the party." Alice sighed as she heard that. "Again?" Naea nodded and shifted Alice's weight on her back, heading through their mother's breathtaking gardens and out towards the gorgeous modern barn that was home to their pets.

A few minutes later, Naea was on the back of Silver as he dipped his head and drank from his water bowl. Her arms hung limply along his legs as she lay there, just breathing in the scent of the horse. She loved this creature to pieces, but even he couldn't help what she felt right now. On her phone the news of Honey and Chad in the restaurant had reached her at last. It stung her deeply, and she had no idea why. She didn't even like Chad like that, right? Of course. it was unfathomable to her that she could not, definitely never have liked him. Ever. She sighed, bringing the phone up in front of her face once again. The photo that the waitress girl had sent to her over text hurt a lot. She'd managed to catch the two kissing. Why Brittany had sent it to her, though, she had no idea. She deleted the message and was about to drop it in the hay, resolving to find it later, but then an idea flitted into her head. She just needed to talk to someone about the whole thing. She couldn't go to Shai... She wasn't sure how she'd take it if Naea told her - they were ex-boyfriend and girlfriend, after all. It was the Girl Code. Although... Wouldn't it be worse if she didn't tell her? She couldn't push it on Allie, either. She was busy dealing with her own problems - namely Isaiah and Angel. She would have told Chad immediately, if it didn't involve him. But it did. And now Naea was stuck.

Eventually, after lying there for a few moments, Naea got an idea. Who was the person that got into a fight because of Honey? Who had she seen flirting with her afterwards? Ricardo Slim-Helu. The problem was he would sleep with just about anyone and probably only liked her for her body. He wouldn't care what she felt, right? Maybe it was worth a try...

After a long while debating the subject between herself, she got up off the horse and headed inside, changing into her party outfit. It fit her nicely, and she had even managed to get the skull on the T-Shirt to be painted with fluorescent paint, so it glowed under black lights. On her left arm she painted two chevrons in glow in the dark paint around her bicep, and more on her legs and ankles. She finally painted a few patterns under her eyes and on her forehead in the paint. It looked invisible until after she went under black lights, which there would be plenty of at the party. She took a few pictures and posted a couple on Instagram, hoping to catch the attention of a few people at least. Then she decided to get ballsy, and send a text to Ric and Chad, on a whim. She didn't expect to get a reply from Ric, but she hoped to at least remind Chad that she existed.

TO: Ric
Hey! Can we talk? It's about Chad/Honey. Meet me at the party?

TO: Chad
Hi! You want to go to the party together tonight? I haven't talked to you since Izzy's party and wanted to make sure you're okay. :-) See you soon?


She didn't know how she felt anymore. She hadn't ever been in love before, or even had that many crushes. It was all new to her and Naea didn't know how to act or feel. The texts were a desperate cry for help, one to a person she didn't even know that well apart from rumours and gossip, all because she felt a normal emotion. She sighed heavily on her bed, laying back and staring at the ceiling. She just hoped for an answer. She noticed a warm, wet feeling on her cheeks, and pressing a finger to her cheek, she realized that there was tears on her cheek. She sighed, and let the tears spill down her cheeks.

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Naea had gotten to the party early, despite the lounging around on her bed feeling confused. It was her group's party, after all, and she was supposed to be helping set up. That she had, setting up lights and food and alcohol (which included trying just a little of it) and making sure she was completely ready for the event. She'd decided that she wasn't going to care at all if they were together. It was just jealousy. Then again, deep down, Linnaea craved some sort of affection. Ever since her mother died, she hadn't really gotten much, apart from Alice. Naea had decided it was time for a change. This year was it, she could feel it. She finally felt ready to start looking for a relationship - someone to spend more time with. Her recent emotions had made this clear. She sent a quick text to Shai, saying:

TO: Shai
Hey! Need to talk. Can you meet up with me at the party sometime? Emotions and stuff.


She hoped that she would understand. She didn't want to bother Allie - she didn't know how she would react, and even though they were best friends, she could totally see her just trying to get Naea to hook up with someone. Maybe... hopefully, Shai would understand. Maybe even Ric. Okay, she doubted that last one - heck, she doubted he'd even talk to her. It was almost time for the party, now, and people were starting to arrive... Naea headed over to the bar and ordered a Snowball, sipping it once she received it. Now, all she had to do was wait.


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Flo's week went slowly, especially after missing out at Venice. He would have enjoyed the beach, with his guitar and two really hot people. But he hadn't seen Ollie or Charlie at all since, and he was beginning to miss the pair immensely. It had been a pretty messed up week for him, too. He hadn't returned home for a few days and had been sleeping in a tree somewhere, only returning home for a change of clothes and a snack. He couldn't deal with his Mom right now. Or ever, to be completely honest. He was hanging out in the park, on his own, skateboard next to him and guitar on his lap as he strummed a simple tune on the instrument, when his phone buzzed, alerting him to a text. It was from Ollie, asking him to come hang out. It meant going back home to grab his green swimming trunks from the party, but it was Ollie. He shrugged and sent back a quick text.

TO: Ollie
Yeah, sure! I'll head over. Pick me up outside the school?


He didn't want him to pick him up outside his house, that was for sure. He could make it to his house and back before he swung by, right? He pretty much jumped on his skateboard and headed home at high speed, whizzing in front of cars and around pedestrians. He was home in under five minutes, but realized that he'd have to be quiet and careful. With his absense, the apartment would be a mess. And it was. Florian could smell the vomit from halfway down the corridor, and had to cover his mouth and nose with a hand to stop himself from gagging. He sneaked past his unconscious mother on the couch, a little bit of drool flecked at her mouth, and grabbed his trunks and a towel from his room. He sneaked back out before there was a huge crash from behind him, and he could hear his mother yelling at him from behind him. "Ahh, shit." He muttered, sprinting down the corridor and stairs, before hopping on his skateboard. He looked back only once, to see his mother, standing in a vomit stained nightie screaming at him from down the street.

A few minutes after the fiasco, Florian received another text. It was from Ollie again, asking him to ask Charlie to hang out. He shrugged to himself, as he was standing outside the school. "Ahh, what the hell." He hit Charlie's number, which began to ring immediately. Now it was just a waiting game. He hoped she would pick up - it would be cool to hang out together. Two hot people and him - now that was a good idea for a pool party.

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The first day, as well as first week, back to school had gone smoothly. Friday after the bell rang and classes let out for the weekend, Charlie walked home and shut the front door quietly behind her. Just as she set her bag down, she heard her phone ring. She glanced at the caller ID, raising an eyebrow when she saw the name. Florian? She wondered what he wanted. What would he be calling her about? She reached for her phone after the third ring and answered, holding it up to her ear. “Hello?” She listened as he talked for a bit before asking her to hang out with Oliver. Charlie had never spoken to Oliver before, and she didn’t see why she should go over his house. However, she did find him slightly attractive. Maybe it would be a good time to find out what this kid was all about. Then again, there was nothing better to do. It was not like she was invited to the Neon party happening tonight, but even if she had been, chances are she wouldn’t have attended anyways. All her clothes were black, and after last weekend she would rather not be around that many people again.

She hesitated before agreeing to his invitation. “Uh, sure. Just text me the address.” She hung up after and set her phone down on the counter. She wasn’t in the mood to go out, but she had bailed on Florian with Venice and she had promised him that rain check a week ago. Whether it be alone or with company, the two would still be hanging out. She never backed out on her word, whether she meant it or not. She sighed and dragged herself to the freezer. She rummaged through the frozen goods until she found what she was looking for. She found the bottle of 1800 Tequila and pulled it out. Drunk night swimming never hurt.

She went to her room and stripped of her clothing, throwing on something to swim in. When it came to her body, Charlie was comfortable showing some skin. She may not have the biggest chest or rear end, but she didn’t care about that. The human body came in different shapes and sizes. Once she threw on her bikini, she threw on a long, oversized shirt as a cover up to complete her outfit. Black was her signature color, and she usually never had any colored clothing, but black bathing suits were usually identical, so Charlie borrowed something from her mother’s closet. The white also looked nice on her and highlighted her tattoo. It was a different look for her, but she didn’t know if it was something to keep. She didn’t spend much time on the thought.

She left her hair down like usual, grabbed her sunglasses she had worn to the party, and slipped on a pair of black Toms. She grabbed a bag and packed an extra pair of clothing, along with other necessities. If she was driving over and ended up drinking, there was no way she would be driving back.

She went back downstairs, grabbing the 100 proof alcohol and a swim towel. She wrapped the bottle in the towel and put it on top of everything else in her bag. Charlie grabbed her keys and went to her living room briefly, waiting to get sent the address.

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Ollie finished filling up his tank, and when he got back into his car, he finally received the text he was waiting for.

FROM: Flo%
Yeah, sure! I'll head over. Pick me up outside the school?


He quizzed why Flo wouldn't just text him his address, it would be much easier for Ollie to not have to return back into the direction of the school, since he had to pass his mum's house again. But he wasn't gonna be annoyed by that now, he just wanted someone to hang out with him. So Ollie drove past his house and pulled up in front of the school, and saw Flo standing with his skate board there. Rolling down his window, he shouted out to Florian, "You changed your mind, or something? Get in, stuff in the back." he says with a smile. Flo gets in the passenger seat and Ollie faces him, "So you like it? I call it nugget." he says about the car. "Oh, and is Charlie a Yes or No go?" he asks before shifting out the gear out of park and slowly driving away from the front of the school.

He would really like to meet this Charlie, and maybe he could finally see if this huge crush on her was not just for her beautiful face. He has though about talking to her, but never knew how to approach her, but now was the perfect time and the pool would be the perfect place. And if things didn't work out, Ollie knew that Flo wouldn't mind seeing if Charlie had a thing for him.

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Linn felt better after dancing for a little while. She had noticed Shai being grabbed, and was about to intervene when Shai decided to dance with him anyway. Although a little envious, Linn danced on her own for a little while, watching her friend out of the corner of her eye, to make sure she was okay and safe. In fact, it wasn't too long before she had her own dance partner. She didn't recognize him, but he was cute, and the alcohol in her system was causing her to be overconfident, and throw all caution to the wind. She was going to have one heck of a hangover tomorrow.

All in all, Linn was having a good time. She'd forgotten about her emotions of jealousy, the tension between her and Catalina, and the confusion that she'd had. It might've been the alcohol. To be honest, Linn didn't care anymore. Anyone's first heartbreak hurts, but Linn was drowning all her emotion with dance, sweat, and drinks. She hadn't really noticed the closeness of her partner until he brushed past her, and she held her breath instinctively. A heartbeat later, Shai was asking if she wanted to head outside. Grateful to her friend, she nodded, taking her hand and following her outside.

She wished that California didn't have so much light pollution - it would have been a nice end to a messed up day. Naea really felt like she had lost part of herself, that day. She felt like she had lost two friends, and the most caring part of herself. The reserved part that she knew appealed to everyone. She sighed, looking up at the sky as she followed Shai out. Linn finally noticed how sweaty she was, after looking at the other girl. They were practically dripping with sweat. "Hey, Shai? Want to head back to my house for the rest of the night? I know Alice would love to see you, and we could go riding tomorrow, too." She suggested. She would have contacted Allie, but who knows where she was at this hour, and Shai was here. And she was helping a lot more than she knew Allie would have the patience to. Besides, her ex had just gotten into a relationship, too. They'd share the same feelings, but Linn knew she would end up doing something she would regret. Maybe tomorrow, she resolved.


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Florian couldn't help but grin to himself when Charlie agreed to come. Slightly too happy, he spoke again, "Great! I'll text you the address and meet ya there. It'll be awesome." He told her, before she hung up. He stood there for a few seconds before celebrating by punching the air. "Yesss!" He hissed to himself.

A few seconds later, Ollie had driven up and had rolled down the window, shouting at him if he'd changed his mind, with a grin. Flo grinned back, flicking his hair out of his eyes, before walking over to the car and carefully placing the guitar and skateboard on the back seat, before hopping over the seat and into shotgun seat. "Houston, we are ready to rumble!" He cheered.

He listened to Ollie's little comment about his car, and Florian had to hide a little grin. "Dude, does it have chicken nuggets somewhere, or is it a little nugget of gold or something?" He was messing around with the guy, but he was sure that Ollie would guess that. "Yeah, it's cool. Better than any car I'd ever get." He laughed a little to himself. "Oh, yeah, Charlie's making her own way." He quickly texted Ollie's address to her, hoping that she was being serious. It would be really cool to hang out, all three of them. "I'm ready for some awesome pool party action!"

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Charlie saw her phone light up out of the corner of her eye and grabbed it off the side table. She opened the message from Florian and read it quietly to herself, “8570 Hedges Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90069.” She raised an eyebrow slightly and stood, brushing herself off. She walked towards the kitchen and put her car keys on the counter. The house was right around the block from her, so there was no need for her to be driving.

Charlie walked over the junk drawer next to her fridge. She pulled out a pen and small post it note, quickly writing a note to her father. Her dad was never big on texting, so she soon learned it was best if she left a note on the fridge, the first place he went after work. Humming to herself, she stuck the green note on the silver door and walked to the front door. She grabbed her bag and locked the door behind her, slipping on her sunglasses as she did so.

About five minutes later she arrived at the address given to her. She double checked the address on the house with that on her phone and walked up to the door, passed a silver car in the driveway. She knocked lightly on the door and waited for it to open. When the door opened, she came face to face with the boy she had never spoken a word to. She saw Florian as well, right near Oliver and she sighed quietly. She slid her sunglasses on top of her head so her hair was pushed back out of her face. “Uh, thanks for having me. We’ve never officially met, so I’m Charlie, but you must have known that to invite me.” Charlie hated introducing herself. She found it to be awkward, and it made her uneasy to be introducing herself to someone she didn’t know one thing about. However, she couldn’t just stand there and enter Oliver’s house without him officially meeting her. She had entered a stranger’s house the night of the party, but that was a different situation. This time there was less people and it was more personal. She grinned as Oliver told her she could come in. She passed through the door and entered in to the house, shutting the door behind her. As she looked around briefly, she wondered how tonight would go. She was the only girl and with two boys: one she was civil with, and the other she had just met. If things started to go downhill in any way, at least she could just walk home. On the other hand, that would be rude. Whatever the case, she hoped she wasn't wasting her time.

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"Dude, does it have chicken nuggets somewhere, or is it a little nugget of gold or something?" Flo asked, and Ollie snickered. "No, It just looks a bit funky, like a chicken nugget though." he answered, as they drove up to his father's house. Flo and he got into the house and, as they got out to the pool area Flo said "I'm ready for some awesome pool party action!" and Ollie agreed. Ollie walked around the pool and crouched down to test the water with his fingers, it was not too chilly perfect for a night swim. As he got up, he heard Edwin say "Oliver, There is someone at the door. Do I get it?" "Edwin, I've got it!" he shouted. And Flo and Ollie walked quickly to the front door, Ollie knew it was Charlie. He's never actually talked to her, so he was a bit anxious. What if she didn't like him, because he was too awkward or something.

He shook the thought out of his head, and opened the door, and there stood Charlie. He looked at her, she was beautiful in her outfit. He was almost afraid to break the silence, and he silently thanked her when she did herself. Uh, thanks for having me. We’ve never officially met, so I’m Charlie, but you must have known that to invite me.” she said. Ollie looked down before saying "Yeah, we haven't really met. I'm Oliver, this dude's best bro. I'm glad you came, I'm hoping we'll have some fun. Come on in."

As she entered he lead her and Flo out towards the back. "Well, out there is the pool, and here are the munchies, and booze is at the bar outside." Oliver said as he walked over to the table that snacks like fruits, and bite sized sandwiches were spread out on. "Help yourselves, I'll be back in a jiffy, need to get some swim trunks on." he said, and sprinted down the hall and up the stair and into his seldom used room. Digging through the closet he found a pair that seemed to fit alright. Slipping them on, and then finding a black tank to go with it he stalled at the mirror. He wanted to look good, on a night he planned to get piss drunk. He was pretty pissed at his mum, and right now he just wanted to get it off his mind, and drunk swimming seemed like the best option. Especially with two good looking people, and yeah now he does admit he kind of finds Flo attractive. Sometimes he even noticed himself staring at his friend. But right now he needed to get downstairs and get a bottle of vodka into his hands.