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Oliver Banes

"I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me."

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





{Full Name}

Oliver Craig Banes

"It's usually just Oliver, but my mum and some others call me Ollie."

{Birth Date}
October 30, 1997

"Well, I know that I'm attracted to both genders, I'm probably a pansexual, I think."

{Relationship Status}
"Single, It's hard to maintain a long-distance relationship so... single."





{How old does he appear}
"Everyone thinks I'm twelve or thirteen. Which is kind of sad."
Ranges from 12-17

"I'm not heavy, I believe my weight is okay."

"I'm pretty short for a guy."

{Body build}

{Shape of face}
"I'm never sure about this, but I think I have a round face."

{Eye color}
"They aren't anything special, they're brown."
Medium Brown

{Glasses or contacts}
"Sadly I don't have perfect eyesight."

{Skin tone}
"What is this for?"
Light Beige

{Distinguishing marks}
"I have one tattoo, and scars from scrapes and falls from my childhood."
The tattoo looks like this

{Hair color}
Dark Brown

"I don't know what I would call it."
Side Swept Shaggy

{Physical disabilities}
"Does having bad vision count?"

"I usually wear suits, or something formal. I feel more comfortable in it."
Enjoys dressing formal, but isn't prone to do it all the time. Actually able to dress casual.

{Favorite outfit}
Doesn't really have a favorite.

{Jewelry or accessories}
"I sometimes wear my sunglasses, when I'm wearing my contacts."
Sunglasses sometimes.

{Overall attractiveness}
"I'm not one to drop jaws for, but I think I'm decent enough."
Solid Seven out of Ten


{Good Personality Traits}
{Bad Personality Traits}
Over Critical



If you're looking for someone trustworthy to tell secrets to, you've found the right guy. If Ollie is your friend, you can count on him to not betray you. He might be hard to deal with, since he may occasionally be moody or persistent. Not many people have really tried to connect with him, so whenever someone does, he tries really hard to not do anything to bring them apart. And that sometimes does just the opposite in most of his cases. Another thing is that Ollie gets jealous really easily, which sometimes gets in the way of having close friends. He is quite critical of others, it's usually just a defense mechanism. Although he's pretty tough on the outside he can be quite gullible, which often leads him to getting hurt.
{Greatest Joys In Life}
"What can I say, I enjoy some of the simple things in life."





{Greatest Fears}
Broken Heart



Loosing Someone Close

Graduating High School

Getting Into College

Completing Portfolio

{Life Philosophy}
“Life is about balance. It's not about forgetting the bad times or escaping them. It's about creating enough good times to outweigh the bad.”
-Tommy Cotton




{Favorite Color}
Dark Blue
{Least Favorite Color}
"I don't have one type of music that I like, It's a mix of things and it usually depends on how I feel."
Indie, Alternative, and Electronica
"Making me choose? Oh, that's not nice, I love all kinds of food."

"Reading is like a gateway to another world, a way to escape."
Dracula - Bram Stoker
A Wrinkle In Time - Madeleine L'Engle
The Giver - Lois Lowry
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Submarine - Joe Dunthorne

{Form Of Entertainment}
◉Walks on the Beach
◉Watching Films

{Most Prized Possession}
A Bottled Ship that his grandfather and father once put together. It means a lot to him...

{Most Valuable Possession}
Vintage Omega Cosmic Watch - $ 3.8K

"I think I've mentioned before that I like to paint."
◉Painting ◉Drawing ◉Reading ◉Collecting Sea Glass

{Play Instruments?}
"I can play some tunes on a guitar, or keyboard but it's nothing serious."
Not Really

{Play Sports?}
"Please document it if you ever see me do. I'm sure it'll be a sight to see."

{How Would You Spend A Rainy Day?}
"Probably make myself some hot pockets and watch movies, sleep, or read."

{Spending Habits}
"I only buy things by necessity, unless it's art materials. I cannot resist the paint when they call to me."
Moderate, unless buying for his art projects.

"I do occasionally."
Usually it'd be cigarettes, has smoked weed though.

"No, not really."
If he would it would have to be something strong, like vodka shots.

{Other Drugs?}
"Nope, I'm not into that kind of stuff."

{Drives and Motivations}
"I'm just trying to prove to my father that my passion for art isn't just a phase."

{Immediate Goals}
"I just need to Graduate first."

{Long term goals}
"I want to open up a gallery, and have a personal studio. So people can see what this human has created."

How Do You Plan to Accomplish These Goals}
"I cannot loose track this year, I must keep up with my grades. Of course I cannot, I cannot forget working on my portfolio. I've honestly been slacking. So I've got a few things on my shoulders. I just need to keep my education and art in check, I guess."



"I'm actually Welsh, my mum is American. But I was born in a small town called Bargoed."
Bargoed, UK

{What was your childhood like?}
"It was quite alright, I wasn't the needy child, and my parents never struggled. So I had a pretty okay childhood, although my father wasn't always there he had work all the time. But my mum made it up by bringing me to the beach often. Then we moved to America when I was seven, and here things went a bit downhill. My parent divorced when I was ten, but my father didn't forget about us. He still loves us, and I occasionally visit him and his new family. "

"Since my parents divorced, I've had a Maine Coon named Trucks."

{First memory}
"I remember, my father and my mum bringing me out to the beach on a cold December day, and then my father gave me the ship in the bottle and told me how he and his father crafted the boat and put it in the bottle."

{Childhood Hero or Idol}
"I quite liked Captain America, and Bob Ross."

{Dream job}
"I want to be a painter, I just want to paint and have my work up in galleries."

"I was home schooled until we moved to America, and then I went to a private christian academy for my elementary school years, then transferred to a public middle school, and now I'm in Hollywood High."


"My father is pretty wealthy, and he supports our family. My mum works too, but her income is nothing like my fathers."


{Currently Living With}
"I live with my mum, but I've mentioned that I do go to my father's house sometimes."
With Mum


"I actually work at the IHop right by school."

"My father pays for my education and the house, but my mum makes enough to provide for us. I work to buy more art stuff."

"We literally live like 8 minutes away from the high school. I walk there."
Mum's House
Ollie's Room
Living Room
Backyard Lounge Area

Father's House
Living Room
Dining Room

"I usually walk to school, but when I need to go somewhere else I have Nugget. "


Natalee Banes
"My relationship with my mum is pretty good, we understand each other to an extent. It's definitely better than with my father."

Craig Huller
"The relationship with my father is not the best, but I am grateful he provides for us."

Garrison Huller
Older Brother
"Garrison is really funny, and cool to chill with. I don't get to see him often because he decided to live with my father when my parents got divorced. I'm pretty sure he's a senior in college now, but I'm on good terms with him."

Mikel Banes
Older Brother
"Mike is a rad bro, haven't seen him in a while. He's also in college, and he has a band. I've been to a few of their gigs, and I think they're okay."

Nicole Huller
Half Sister
"I don't know her much, since I don't live with her. But I have nothing against my father's new family."


{How Did You Spend Your Summer?}
"This summer my mum let me visit Wales again, I lived with my grandparents who were so nice to let me stay at their home. I got to see my childhood home, and visit all the places that I keep dreaming about. I love the beach there, it felt relaxing and out of this world honestly. I actually met someone there, she was beautiful and we got on well. But we decided to stay friends since long distance relationship would work for us. I miss her, I've never met anyone like her. Oh Wales why are you an ocean away?"
Lived in Wales with Grandparents.

{What Grade Are You In?}
"I'm in grade twelve. A senior."

{What Clique Are You In?}
"Clique? I don't think I'm in a clique."
The Artists

{Where Are You On The Social Ladder?}
"Social Ladder? I feel a bit confused."
Ollie is in the middle of the Social Ladder.

{Are You Happy With Your Place On The Social Ladder?}
"I'm not sure what you're asking, but I like it where I am. No one has really bothered me so far."

{If You Could Be Apart Of Any Other Clique What Clique Would It Be? Why?}
"If I wasn't with all the art people I'd probably be like a loner or something."
Loner, because if it weren't for him being an artist, he'd probably be all to himself. He'd just mind his own business, and get through high school.

{Do You Plan On Joining A Club Or Sport This Year?}
"Uh, yes actually. I want to join the Art Club."
Art Club

{Best Subject}
"Painting and Science."

{Worst Subject}



Pd 1 - Ceramics II
Pd 2 - AP Studio Art:2-D Design
Pd 3 - AP English Literature & Composition
Pd 4 - US Government 12
Pd 5 - AP Chemistry
Pd 6 - AP Art History
Pd 7 - Precalculus BC Honors
Pd 8 - Studio Art
Pd 9 - Lunch

He just turned seventeen this October..

{Dialogue Color}

{Face Claim}
Craig Roberts

So begins...

Oliver Banes's Story


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Oliver shifted in the uncomfortable chair, he had just woken up from a nap, which he suddenly regretted he took. He felt more tired after it than before, he sighed and checked his phone. 2:07pm, they're supposed to land soon. He checked the social media to see if anything was up, everyone and everything was about Isaiah's party. Must have been a blast, but unfortunately he couldn't make it. He was suppose to be home from Wales two days ago, but flight issues occurred and he is coming home the day that school starts. Well at least it's senior year he thought. He passed time looking at a lot of the pictures from the party. "Dude they look like they had a lot of fun." he said to himself.

Within the hour the plane landed and got off the plane, only to be greeted at arrivals by Edwin. Oliver sighs as he walks up to Edwin.
"Did my father have to send you? I'm sure I could have managed." Edwin hums in agreement. "I'm sure you would have gotten home all safe and sound, but this is your father we are speaking of, Oliver. He wants you to come to his house for the night." Oliver is tired from the tedious flight experience and wants nothing more than a shower, and his father's place would be perfect for that. "I've got school tomorrow, well today. So I'll just stop by to for a quick hello and a shower. Hey Edwin, isn't my car at his place too?" Edwin thinks for a second and nods. "I believe it is, Oliver. So let's get going, your father is actually waiting to hear from you. Probably on the how his parents are doing up in Wales." Oliver is about to go look for his luggage until he notices that Edwin has already got it. So he follows Edwin to the Grey Corvette Stingray that is parked outside of the airport. Oliver is surprised at how hot it is compared to Wales, and hates the fact that he cant change out his current outfit.

Somehow Edwin managed to stuff the baggage into that small corvette, and after some time they arrive at his father's house. "Go on in, you're father is there waiting. I'll transfer your baggage to your vehicle." Oliver looks out at the house, and then back at Edwin,
"Is Gary here? I haven't seen him in a while." Edwin clears his throat, "Unfortunately Garrison has returned to college, his fall semester has started I believe two days ago." Oliver chuckles "You miss him don't you? Edwin chokes on air, and starts coughing. "What? Excuse me Oliver, but why on earth would I miss Garrison?" Oliver rolls his eyes, "Oh come on Edwin, you don't have to pretend that you don't. I know about Gary and you, I kind of almost walked in on you two a while ago. And after that Gary told me, I thought he'd mention it to you that I know." Edwin sat there in shock, "Shit, If your father find out I'm fucked, Ollie you wont-""I won't tell a soul, now get my stuff into my car, please?" Edwin visibly relaxes, and Oliver finally gets out of the corvette into the suffocating heat of the night. He quickly runs up to the door, and rings the doorbell.

His father opens the door, "Ollie!" he ushers Oliver in and pats him on the back. "So? How was Wales? Your Granmum? Grandad?" Oliver looks at his dad, and smiles.
"Wales was amazing, I'm glad that Grandmum and Grandad let me stay another summer at their place. They are doing fine, and they said that you should visit them more. That's about all." His father walks beside him into the living room, and they sit down on the couch. "You tired? I'll leave you alone for tonight, go up and get some sleep." Oliver gets up,"Father, I've got school tomorrow, and I think I'll head back home to mum. Not before a shower, and a change of clothes though." His father looks disappointed, but nods in acceptance. "I guess I can't say anything to convince you to stay. Good luck on your first day of, what was it? Junior year?" "It's my senior year. Thanks." His father over exaggerates his expression when he hears that it's Oliver's senior year. "You've all grown up so fast."

Oliver goes upstairs to his designated bedroom, and finds an outfit, from the unused wardrobe that he has at his father's house, more suitable for the California temperatures. He then hops into the shower to freshen up and changes into his chosen outfit. He's about to leave the room when he receives a phone call, the ringtone indicates that its his mum. He taps his phone and answers,
"Hey mum, um no I'm not staying here, I'll be home soon. Thanks I'll be fine." Oliver takes his new bookbag that he's put all his stuff in from his other bookbag and hurries downstairs. On the way out he meets Edwin again, Oliver, your stuff is in your vehicle, have a safe ride home." Oliver smiles at him "Thanks Edwin, Hey can you tell my father that I've left. I kind of don't want to uh... you know?" Edwin chuckles and tells him that he'll talk to his father. Edwin then walks into the house and closes the door behind him. Oliver walks over to his Nugget and puts his bookbag in the passenger seat. Checking to see if he hasn't forgot anything before he drives out of the driveway and heads home with less than three and a half hours before he has to be at school.


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Oliver arrived at his house and was greeted by his mum, who noticed he was tired right away. "Go get some sleep, I won't bother you with questions yet." Oliver got the baggage out of his car and placed it in his room. He hasn't been here all summer if felt so relaxing to finally be at home. Yes, he loved living in Wales but it never beat returning home. After he settled down a bit he set his alarm to ring in an hour and slipped out out of his shoes and finally fell asleep in his bed.

The alarm clock seemed to have a mind of its own. Oliver was sure he turned it off, but it mysteriously rang again. Forcing him to eventually get up. Groggy from the lack of sleep he went into his bathroom and shrugged out of his clothes before jumping under a cold shower to wake himself up. After he felt more-so awake and clean turned off the shower and dried himself. Seeing no point in finding a different outfit, since his previous one was perfectly clean he put back his clothes on. Taking care of his face and teeth, he then went out and grabbed his bookbag that he made sure was ready for school. He walked out of his room and walked over to his mum's room. He quietly opened the door not walking in,
"Mum, I'm off to school, I'll text you later if anything is up. Love you." His mum hums out an okay and Oliver is out of the house within the minute. He literally lived like eight minutes away from the school, so there was no point in taking his car.

Since breakfast was the most important meal of the day, it mustn't be skipped. Oliver walked to the IHOP that was across the street from the school. He walked in and approached the greeter,
"Hey Tay how's summer been for you? And is Lucy in?" Tay smiles, I haven't seen you all summer, Ollie. Yeah Lucy's in, here just sit somewhere and I'll tell her you're here." Tay hands Oliver a menu and leaves his post to go find Lucy. Oliver quickly finds a spot at a nearby booth, window seats are the best. When he settles down in his booth, he's honestly not surprised to hear a female voice coming from the booth behind him. Soon followed by a male voice. He recognized it soon enough, it was Catalina and Ricardo. Royals. He saw a waitress that Lucy probably hired over the summer walk over to the table behind him and Ricardo lists an order. Oliver decided to focus not on the charming voice of the guy, but on what he will eat. Shortly Lucy comes up to the booth, "Hey loser, You back from Wales?" Oliver flips her the bird and she looks over at the people at the table behind him before sitting down. "Nice spot kiddo, are they from your school?" "Yeah, I think everyone from school comes here to eat. Lucy rolls her eyes, "Let me guess, A-Listers?" Oliver nods. "Wow, I'm getting all these high school vibes from just being around you, I'm glad that I got out of that hell hole. God I remember being on the cheer squad put me up with all the A-listers but I mostly stuck around the performers." Lucy notices the menu in front of Oliver, "Hungry? Two-Egg Breakfast? I already ordered it for you, Tay should be coming with it shortly" Oliver chuckles "Lucy, Lucy you know me so well." Tay does come with his breakfast and sits beside Lucy across from Ollie as he digs into his breakfast.


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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?


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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Character Portrait: Catalina Perez Character Portrait: Sienna Gancia Character Portrait: Isaiah Scott Character Portrait: Florian Callow Character Portrait: Ricardo Slim-Helú Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault
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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.


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?


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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Character Portrait: Catalina Perez Character Portrait: Stella Hudgens Character Portrait: Jasmine Villegas Character Portrait: Sienna Gancia Character Portrait: Isaiah Scott Character Portrait: Linnaea Snow
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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

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,

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.


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.


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.


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.