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Katherine Quinn

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a character in “Welcome to Hollywood High School”, as played by BurningBridges

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General Personal Information
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Full Name
Katherine Victoria Quinn

Nickname(s)
Kat

Nationality
American

Ethnicity
French

Date of Birth
September 23rd

Age
17

Zodiac Sign
Libra


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Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual

Relationship History


Current Relationship Status
Single

Virgin?
Yes


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Skin Tone
White, usually suntanned

Height
5'10

Weight
120 lbs
Katherine is medically considered to be underweight for her height. She is very thin, although she doesn't see herself that way, and has a body weight that most girls envy. She is, however, self-conscious over the fact that she doesn't feel curvy enough in certain areas, specifically her chest.

Hair
She has naturally brown hair that falls somewhere near her chest.

Eyes
She has brown eyes and does need glasses, but usually wears contacts when she isn't at home.

Distinguishing Marks
N/A

Physical Disabilities
N/A

Tattoos and Piercings
Her ears are pierced 2x each.

Fashion Sense
Her fashion sense is pretty diverse, especially when counting photo shoots that she's done. She's walked down the runway in sheer tops where her breasts are completely visible, she's had her hair temporarily dyed pink, she's worn the most elegant of gowns, down to the sexiest of lingerie. It all depends where she's going, and who she wants to impress.

Overall Attractiveness


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Good Personality Traits
Exuberant, Passionate, Fun-Loving

Bad Personality Traits
Shallow, Emotional, Dramatic, Catty

Personality
Katherine's most positive characteristic is probably her exuberance. She is bubbly, fun and lively and always seems to be bursting with energy. It allows her to be a fun person to be around at parties, or simply just hanging out and watching a movie. She's talkative, passionate and emotional. Katherine has never had to prioritize hard work - either employment-wise or in school - since she has always had her money and family name to fall back on, so she tends to focus that energy on her social life. Although she does well to maintain an image of being a cheerful party girl, she really doesn't enjoy going to many of the events that she frequents. Nights out with her girlfriends are always fun and she does like dressing up (or at least shopping for clothes to wear to the events), but being surrounded by a bunch of people that she doesn't care to know isn't enticing to her. She really has no desire to meet new people or make new friends since she's content with her social standing as it is. Like most girls at HHS, Katherine belongs to a clique and very rarely strays away from it. She isn't naturally mean-spirited or malicious, but she isn't innocent of judging people and participating in nasty gossip either. In some respects, she may be viewed as a follower but in reality, it's more of naivete. She's very trusting when it comes to things that her close friends say, so if she's told that a classmate is a bitch, she'll outcast that person without considering that the information may be false. A lot of the time, things just don't "click" for her. She lacks a filter and will often say things that are offensive without realizing that they actually are.

Drama and gossip are fun when she's not the target of it, but when it comes back to bite her, Katherine proves to be much more self-conscious and sensitive than she acts. She over thinks most things and is the type of person who will lay in bed for hours thinking about things or call her friends at three in the morning sobbing. She's not only emotionally needy, but materialistically as well. She tends to be very shallow when it comes to judging people and determining their worth and the first standard would be money. It's a narrow-minded and arrogant way of thinking, but she would never even consider dating a guy who wasn't of equal status of her. Katherine can be careless and selfish, high maintenance and dramatic, but most teenage girls are, right?

Nevertheless, she is unfortunately unique from most people in terms of having an eating disorder. It's something that she has struggled with for years and luckily, during the summer before her junior year, she was forced into treatment and really got a grasp on it. Since then, she's grown to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It's something that she thinks that she'll always have to live with, and there are definitely days where she falls back into those urges, but for the most part, she thinks that she's got a grasp on the illness. It's not something that affects her daily life at the moment, so her doctors consider her to be in "remission".

Strengths


Weaknesses


Mental or Behavioral Disabilities
She is in remission from an eating disorder, and was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age. She's not being treated for either at the moment, as neither of them are as bad as they were in the past, but it's apparent that she struggles to focus during school. It's just something she's used to at this point.

Life Philosophy


Goals

• Short Term Goals (Things he/she want to achieve or do within 2015-2016)


• Long Term Goals (Things he/she want to achieve years from now)


• Aspirations (What does he/she dream of doing)


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Hometown
Beverly Hills, CA

Upbringing
Katherine is the fifth and last child of Alexandre Quinn (56) and Adeline Lowe (49). Alexandre is a French real estate mogul, owning various hotel chains and coveted properties across the globe. Although he made his own name from this part of his business-life, after his father passed away a couple of months back, he inherited LMVH, his extensive array of luxury product lines. These include designer brands such as Louis Vuitton, Dior and Marc Jacob, as well as wine and spirit brands like Hennessy and Belvedere Vodka. It was a huge financial boost for Alexandre, who was already a billionaire before, but is now listed as one of the wealthiest men in the world. Although Adeline has never worked a day in her life, she too has her fair share of financial stakes. Her parents own a petrochemicals company in the middle east and she will eventually co-own the company with her two brothers.

The couple was married for eleven years but divorced months after Katherine's birth. It had been discovered that Adeline was having an affair with Alexandre's business partner and once she was confronted with the truth, she chose him over her husband. It shouldn't have been much of a surprise, considering that Adeline had been married twice before Andre, but after eleven years, he thought that that flighty, never-settling girl in his wife was gone. Although she seemed to be okay with abandoning her family, she was not ready to leave her husband's massive wealth behind too, without a fight. She had no need for the money, really. Not only was she a Dartmouth graduate and the heir to her father's massive petrochemicals company, but she was now in a relationship with a man nearly equally as wealthy as her own husband. Regardless, a nasty divorce occurred and Adeline went over five years without ever attempting to see her children again. Even when she did eventually return, her visits were sporadic and short. She was tired of being tied down to the family life and although Katherine's siblings knew their mother enough to realize that she was gone, Katherine had never known her. Her absence wasn't horrible because she had never known anything else.

Her four older siblings, Emily (27), Christopher (27), John (24) and Jenna (23), have all moved out of the Beverly Hills home that Katherine resides in, leaving her, in some ways, as an only child. Although they don't reside together, Katherine is close with her siblings, but in a different way with each. After their mother basically abandoned them, Alexandre was left with two preteens, two children and one infant. He hired more than enough help but the biggest maternal figure that Katherine grew up with was Emily. She was ten years older than her but was more mature than most kids her age and was always the one to nurture and guide Katherine through life. Their relationship is a stark contrast to Katherine's with Jenna, who she sees more as a friend than parent. Jenna is Katherine's go-to girl when it comes to needing help with things that she knows she shouldn't be doing. Whether it's getting alcohol, convincing her dad that she has to go to Paris with her friends, or skipping school, Jenna's the one who will help her. She has fairly weak relationships with both of her brothers, only because she never spent much time with them. Both of the boys were accepted to a private boarding school in Connecticut that their father was an alumni of, and as soon as they graduated from their, they moved off to college.

Katherine's mother, Adeline, ended up marrying the man she was having an affair with. Although he is her stepfather, Katherine has only met him once and has absolutely no intentions of ever forming any relationship with him. Like her mother, her father also moved on. He dated several women over the past sixteen years but recently married a 26-year-old model, Ashley. The girl is old enough to be her sister, and is in fact, actually younger than two of her own siblings, so Katherine refuses to recognize her as any type of 'stepmother'. Their relationship is weak at best and volatile at worst. The tension present between her and her stepmother has only added to the dysfunction in her relationship with her father. He had always been more interested in work and his reputation than his family, and especially by the time that Katherine came around, he already had four beautiful children to show off to the world. They never really clicked and still haven't to this day, but it doesn't make much of a difference considering that they usually only see each other for a few minutes a day, if that.

Childhood Idol/Hero
She had a Minnie Mouse obsession as a kid and loved Lizzie McGuire.

Dream Job
A housewife, but a Beverly Hills version of a housewife where the only real responsibility is to go shopping with your fellow housewives, attend yoga sessions every morning, and maybe pick your kid up from school if it coincides with you spa schedule.

Pets
None

Education
Sierra Canyon School (Grades PK-8)
Hollywood High School (Grades 9-Current)


Social Class
Upper Class


Present Day

• Household (Who does he/she live with?)


• Pets


• Occupation


• Residence


Transportation
Kat failed her driver's test last month, so she's still without a license and a car. Over the summer, her father still paid for a person chauffeur for her, but her stepmother insisted that it was an unnecessary expense and convinced her father to cut him off of the payroll. Now, she's stuck relying on her father, stepmother or friends for rides, because everyone knows that there's no way she would even consider taking public transportation.


Family

• Relation to this Person (Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, ect.)
• Relationship with this Person


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Hobbies
Shopping: As cliché as it is for a rich teenage girl to list shopping as a hobby, Katherine really lives up to this. She's the type of girl who can easily spend hours in a single department of a store, or spend ten minutes in one but leave with thousands of dollars worth of items. Although her family can afford her crazy spending habits, it is definitely getting a bit out of control.
Yoga: Unlike her exercise with the sole purpose of losing weight, Katherine uses yoga to help clear her mind. It's a fairly new hobby but one that she is really beginning to enjoy and benefit from.

Musical Instruments
She took piano lessons at a kid but can only play it at a beginner's level.

Sports
She used to participate in horseback riding, and took tennis lessons for a few years, but doesn't play any sports currently.


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Spending Habits
Over the top, reckless and excessive

Drinks
Yes

Smokes
No

Other Drugs
She tried cocaine one time at a fashion show after party and tampers with weight loss drugs regularly.


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Likes
Sleeping, her sisters, shopping, Christmas scents, candles, hand sanitizer, Disney World, glitter, rap music, Drake, walking places (or more so, burning calories), yoga, massages, mani/pedis, island vacations

Dislikes
Chocolate ice cream, McDonald's and most fast food chains, having to wait for anything, public speaking, anything academic related, public transportation, horror movies, Halloween, suspense

Favorite Color
Black & Gold

Least Favorite Color
Orange

Favorite Music Genre
Rap & Pop

Favorite Food
At least 50% of her diet consists of salads from the Health Nut shop in Woodland Hills.

Form of Entertainment
Netflix, social media


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• How has [freshman, sophomore, junior, senior] been for you thus far?


• What are you most looking forward to this year?


• How do you feel about Spirit Week? Which is your favorite day?


Group/Clique
Royals

• How do you feel about your group/clique?


• Are you happy with your place on the social ladder?


• If you could be in any other group/clique which would it be and why?


Are you a part of any clubs or sports?
No

Your current GPA
2.0

Schedule
1. French IV Honors
2. Marketing II
3. English 12
4. US Government 12
5. Geoscience
6. Music Appreciation
7. Algebra II
8. Physical Education
9. Lunch


Out of Character

Username
BurningBridges

Timezone
EST

How Often Do You Post
3 times a week

So begins...

Katherine Quinn's Story

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Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn
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{Dialogue written with BurningBridges}
"We're literally still inside my air conditioned room and I'm already hot. Let's just put on the outfits that I got for us yesterday, Kat. Come on, a full denim outfit in October? Whyyyyy?" It was twin day at school, and as always, Olivia and Katherine had paired up. Both of the girls had impeccable style, and ones that usually coincided with the other's, so Olivia wasn't hesitant on giving her friend free reign on their outfits for this year. Normally, Kat was reasonable, though, or at least, she was reasonable in terms of her usual behavior. This morning when she woke up to the brunette making a ruckus in her closet, she began to question Kat's sanity, though. The girl had chosen outfits for them that were both very nice, but something that was definitely either more appropriate for a California winter day, or for a fall day somewhere where fall was actually a season... and not just an extended period of summer. Through Katherine's persistence, Olivia had somehow been convinced into putting on her outfit, but the thought of wearing it out in the California heat already had her sweating.

"Oh my God, stop being so dramatic, Liv! I told you a million times- it's an ode to New York. If we were in New York right now, this would be a perfect outfit, and I'm tired of California weather today. We can pretend that we're in New York, and if you just stop complaining, it'll be fine. The school is air conditioned too, so you're seriously just being such a drama queen right now." Being called dramatic by the girl who had drunkenly sobbed for an hour straight the Friday before because she thought she had lost her lip gloss made Olivia roll her eyes, but she decided she was over it. There was no use in arguing with a girl who really never took no for an answer, and as she stood in front of her full length mirror and examined her reflection, she decided that she did look good enough to put the discomfort on the back of her mind for now. As a model, it was something she was used to anyway, and she figured that Katherine was right, in terms of them being in air conditioning for most of the day. "Whatever, Kat," she responded with a sigh. "Just looking through these posts, I can guarantee you that we're going to be the only ones 'pretending we're in New York', but whatever!" Her tone was playfully passive aggressive, so to suggest to Kat that when she did start complaining about it later on, an "I told you so" would be guaranteed. She continued to scroll through Instagram posts as she waited for Katherine to reappear from the closet wearing a similar outfit, and liked Normani's OOTD post before getting up.

"We're already running late, so let's just stop for breakfast somewhere on the way," she insisted as she noticed the time. Olivia and Katherine were nothing more than best friends, but it wasn't unusual for Katherine to regularly spend the night at Olivia's house. For one, her home was now vacant of her two siblings, so there was definitely a lot of room to spare, but that could be said about most houses in Beverly Hills. The driving factor behind Kat sleeping over frequently was how poorly the brunette seemed to adjust to her father getting remarried. Olivia thought that she just wasn't giving the woman a chance. Everyone knew that Katherine could be a little bit of a... princess, to put it nicely. She liked things her way or no way, and she wasn't accustomed to having anyone in her life, aside from her sisters, who would actually put her in her place. From the few times that Olivia socialized with Kat's stepmother, the girl seemed quite nice, and someone who would probably be more of a friend to Kat than a mom, but Kat wasn't having it. Rather than having to spend every night on the phone with her as she cried about how unfair her life was, Olivia welcomed her over whenever she wanted to stay. It was something that she would do for any of her friends, though, really. Despite not seeming like the warmest person, Liv really did care about her friends a lot.

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Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Catalina Perez Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault Character Portrait: Christian Hernandez Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn
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Twin Day Outfit ⚾ Location: Hollywood High School ⚾ Theme Song ⚾ Mood: Haughty



Chadwick only smirked when Honey practically pouted at Normani about wishing she had gotten some. But what made him chuckle was Normani's absolutely disgusted face as she replied, "Don't make me throw up my breakfast." The small grin for her best friends said enough for Chad. She was only joking. When they first made their way over to Normani and her band of followers, Chad noticed Lauren looking anywhere other than at Honey, and he tilted his head imperceptibly. A second later and only after Normani recognized the couple approaching them did the girl straighten her expression. He almost even dismissed it until Normani caught his eye, shaking her head imperceptibly before focusing on something behind them. "Aww, look at that. We're all here." And only a beat later did he hear a voice he honestly did not want to hear.

"Morning to you too, babe. Just got your text. Couldn't wait to see me, huh?" Christian Hernandez practically purred towards her from behind Chad and Honey, and Normani raised an uninterested eyebrow. She didn't even bother offering him an actual expression; the only indication of any type of emotion was the raised eyebrow. Christian let his eyes roam over her girls before setting on the top of Honey's head. "Honey." Finally, he turned his gaze to Chad, who stared back levelly. "Chad." "Chris." They both stated one another's names with a crispness that made Normani's eyes shift between them. She knew the boys weren't on the same page at the moment, but they normally didn't stay upset with one another for too long. Chad was not the type to hold a grudge and Christian could be an unforgiving asshole, but that normally did not extend towards Chadwick. Except now...it was and Normani was puzzled, but did not show much emotion. Her face was unreadable as she smirked and exclaimed, "And look at that! You both look like the American flag. How cute!" It wasn't a genuine compliment at all, but it was enough to snap the two out of...whatever it was they were in. Chad's arm tightened, reflexively and discreetly, around Honey and Christian broke eye contact. "Yeah, right."

"Aww, don't be a stick in the mud, Ivy League," Christian drolled, pushing past Chadwick to get towards Normani. She watched, from the corner of her eye, Lauren and Dinah instinctively tense up and the latter make a move to step closer to her, but Normani shot them both a warning glance. Of her followers, Dinah and Lauren were her most loyal and the only ones who could officially - without question - call themselves Normani's actual friends. And they were always the ones quick to jump up when they sensed a threat, and Christian was one. She twisted her lips in distinerest at his proximity and watched the Royal eye the muffins she did not intend on sharing with him. "Channeling Betty Crocker today, babe?" She nodded in a faux enthusiasm before folding her arms over her chest. "Yep and these cute little muffins right here are just like me. Not for you." She stated sharply, sarcasm dripping from her tongue. Chris stared down at her, face impassive save for the flicker of hurt that bled through. It was enough to make her feel bad for a second before she squared her shoulders more. She did not have time to make a scene. They needed to get to class.

And Chris' dismissal came in the arrival of his friend, Lennox. Normani's smile was a bit more relaxed in Lennox's face when the male approached her and took a muffin she did not offer. Huffing at all the testosterone in the air, Normani scooped her box up. "Sorry, babe. I'm a sucker for carbs and I do believe you'll be a sucker if you're late for Mr. Ozwitz' class again? What about you, Chris? Aren't you getting detention if you miss class again?" Normani regarded her ex with a steely gaze, one that left no question to her wanting him gone. Chris stared her right back before grinning. "Probably right. Let's go, Lennox. The girls need girl time." He said, putting the words in marked quotations as he stepped backwards, raising his hands up in a surrendering gesture. It was only after a few more steps did Christian stop, pausing only to acknowledge Chad. "Coming, Ivy League?" Chad didn't answer at first, just kissed Honey's temple and taking a muffin from the box Normani tilted his way. Exchanging one more glance with his best friend and queen, Chad gave a small grin before following behind the boys, falling into line with them almost begrudgingly.


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Twin Day Outfit ♕ Location: Hollywood High School ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Amused



Normani was more than pleased when the boys walked ahead of them and did not even pretend to hide the eye annoyed eye roll once Christian's back was to her. She had the right mind to feel bad, especially considering that when she dismissed Chris, the dismissal included Chadwick as well. At the same time, it also included Chris 2.0 or whatever Lennox told himself he was, and she could not help but be relieved.

"Anyway, we should probably head inside soon. I actually like my first period and I have to go by my locker," she declared and took a small sip of her smoothie. As always, Honey got the exact one she loved and Mani appreciated the taste of strawberries on her tongue. Her followers did not move until Mani had begun walking inside with Honey, falling into line with her best friend as the two made their entrance into Hollywood High. As always, all eyes were on them and Normani only smiled, waving to a few classmates. More so, she was eyeing the halls for her two other best friends and heir. It was one thing to come in with Honey, sure. It was not an uncommon sight to see just the two of them together. However, Kat and Liv were usually at least a step behind them, if not Kat clinging to Normani's arm with Liv right beside her. Regardless of whatever beef Liv seemed to tell herself she had with Honey, it was just common. Her girls were with her or at least at their lockers, and Normani had not caught sight of them. It caused her to pull her phone out to see where they were.

To: Liv, Kat
Dont tell me 2day was a skip day & no one included moi??

"Leave us," she demanded and her girls were quick to follow what with Lauren being the last to leave. Normani squeezed the brunette's hand before linking arms with Honey. "Remind me why I'm supposed to actually deal with that...dick. Even Chad's upset with him and we both know Chad doesn't stay mad at anyone for too long."

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Olivia could hate all she wanted to - Katherine knew that their outfits were cute, and more so, she knew that Olivia was going to give in if she refused to put on something more appropriate for the warm weather. It was different, being in the position where she wasn't actually the one doing the complaining for once, but she didn't have much time to dwell on it. Before she knew it, an hour had passed since she had showered and blow dried her hair, and she was hurrying just to get the outfit on before Olivia rushed her out the door. The blonde insisted that they didn't have time for breakfast, which didn't bother Kat in the slightest. She was in remission from her eating disorder... most of the time. Being completely recovered seemed like an impossible goal to reach, but where Katherine was now, was a lot better than where she had been in the past. Right now, she could eat meals with other people around. She could fall asleep without spending hours wanting to kill herself over eating an extra ten calories worth of food than she had planned on. She didn't spend hours at the gym trying to burn off every last calorie that she had eaten that day. Was she still conscious about her weight and eating? Absolutely, but that was something that she wasn't sure would ever go away. For now, she was more healthy than she could ever remember herself to be, and for her, that was a major step.

Katherine didn't drive, so like Liv's house, she was as comfortable in her best friend's car as if it were her own. Getting her license was something that she knew she needed to do soon, but she was still too distressed from failing the first time to try again. Besides, being able to drive around with her best friend wasn't the worst thing in the world, especially since Kat had adopted the habit of spending multiple nights a week at Liv's house to avoid her own father and stepmother. "Let's not stop. We can get lunch later. I don't want to be late when I'm wearing such a cute outfit," she suggested as she fidgeted with the car's stereo system. "Right, because I'm going to survive all day with nothing to eat. We're stopping. Not my fault that you spent all morning trying to figure out which shade of denim matched denim better." Olivia was apparently more uptight than she normally was this morning, and it had Kat scowling as she leaned back in her seat to sulk. "Well, you better go somewhere on the way. If I'm late for French again I'm automatically getting detention and I'm not dealing with that, Liv!" she shot back a few minutes later, when the silence in the car made her feel like Olivia had won. Olivia didn't respond but Kat caught sight of a small smirk tugging at the corner of her lips. It wasn't uncommon for the girls to bicker back and forth like this. It seemed to come with their sister like relationship and even if they were snapping back and forth at each other constantly when they were alone, no one ever thought of the two as ones who would actually fight. Any issues between them were petty ones, ones that they got over within seconds.

Half an hour later, and the girls were headed into the school. Olivia had gotten her bagel and Katherine had opted just for a lemon, cayenne, agave cold pressed juice. She wasn't a big breakfast eater but after her past with eating difficulties, she knew now that she couldn't get away with skipping a meal without someone jumping on her back. Besides, the juice was healthy and usually was a good kick start to her morning. "See, I told you we should have gotten here earlier," Kat complained as they passed through the courtyard that was growing more empty now. More and more people were filing into the school which meant that she couldn't show off her perfectly-autumn twin outfit. She read Normani's text message but the Queen Bee was already within her range of sight at that point, so there was no point in responding. "Oooh, you two look super patriotic," she gushed after pulling Olivia towards Mani and Honey. She took a second to admire the girls' outfits, appreciating Honey's confidence in wearing something that was close to being skimpy, and just how damn good Mani seemed to look in everything. Their look was definitely different than the one that Kat and Liv were going for, but it just reflected how different their styles could be in general. "Like, hopefully no one in our school is a terrorist, because you guys will probably be the first targets, but super cute regardless," she reassured them seriously, as she sipped her juice.

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Sometimes compared to Katherine, who almost always seemed to be energetic and gushing over something, Olivia seemed like she was bitter or negative. She wasn't though, not usually. Her resting face was just one that tended to be one that appeared unamused and uninterested. It wasn't always correct, but naturally, she just wasn't the type of person who was always giggling and sporting a goofy grin. In a way, it fit her image as a Royal though because as an A-lister, she didn't need to pretend to like you or find you to be entertaining, because unless you were a fellow Royal, you were unimportant. You weren't worth a fake smile or a forced laugh. Interestingly, Olivia appreciated her ability to remain straight faced more than she resented it, because it aided in her desire for control. Being expressive meant that she could be easily read, which meant that she was vulnerable to other people's manipulation, and she wouldn't have that. So, despite barely cracking a smile as she and Kat made their way into school, she was in a good mood. She had managed to eat half of her bagel while driving, and the other half was tucked away in her Dolce & Gabbana backpack for later. The food had hit the spot and after jamming to a few good songs with Katherine, she was ready to tackle another day of school. The fact that it was spirit week only lifted her mood. She wasn't one of the kids that went all out for it, but she had to admit that it was a fun week. It lightened the mood in the school, despite some teachers who were less than entertained by the lifted moods of their students.

Even as Katherine refused to stop at their lockers and instead, pulled Liv straight towards Normani and Honey, Olivia's mood didn't falter. At this point, she was just used to this routine, and even seeing Honey, someone who she didn't particularly like, didn't faze her. She saw Honey at least five times a week, and sometimes more, and Olivia wasn't the type of girl who engaged in public drama. She was civil with the other blonde because it was necessary considering that they were in the same clique and had strong ties to their mutual friends, and because she just didn't care enough to make a big deal out of it. It was how she was with most things, though. She'd stow those feelings and reasons for disliking the girl inside to prevent drama from occurring, and to prevent herself from actually having to open up. It had worked this far, and Olivia was basically comfortable with it by now.

Honey and Mani were wearing matching Tommy Hilfiger outfits, and Olivia smiled in approval as she looked Mani over. Her outfit wasn't that much more conservative than Honey's, but for some reason, Liv approved of it more. With Honey, she usually made an exception to her "no need to be nice to appease anyone" attitude, and that was only because her desire to keep drama at bay was more strong. It was the only reason why her smile didn't grow fainter as her eyes fell upon the blonde who, she felt, was wearing an outfit more fit for a day at the beach than for a day at school. Olivia didn't consider herself to be conservative. She had done tons of bikini and lingerie-level photo shoots before, and when she was going out to an event, she was fully capable of dressing in a manner to highlight her features. Sometimes, the outfits that Honey wore, though, had Olivia reminding herself that the girl lived alone, because she couldn't imagine any mother allowing their child to go to school dressed like that. For a moment, it had her appreciating Katherine's outfit choice more, just because she felt like it distinguished their level of class. Then, Kat opened her mouth, and had Olivia ready to facepalm.

She, and the other girls too, were probably too used to the brunette's mouth and tendency to be offensive without even realizing it. This wasn't nearly as bad as she could get, but she still wondered sometimes, how no one had ever slapped the girl for some of the comments she had made. Olivia knew her well enough to know that Kat just didn't think, and that her comments shouldn't be taken personally, but there were times when sometimes she was even irked by some of the comments. Though Olivia wasn't close with her biological father, she still felt connected to him, if in nothing else, than through her roots. He was a Palestinian and of Muslim faith, though he really wasn't a religious man at all. Regardless of whether he was committed to the faith or not, it bothered Liv sometimes when Kat would make a comment about a woman passing them in a hijab. It was probably the same for Liv and Honey, with racial comments that she would occasionally make about African Americans or Hispanic people. They all knew that she really just didn't "get it" and didn't understand how offensive her ignorant little comments could be, but at the same time, it didn't help their friend's image of being a dumb, selfish heiress to people who didn't know her personally. "You guys look cute," she said, as if to correct Katherine without actually addressing the comment. "I guess we were all on the denim wavelength today," she added with a smile now, poking fun at their own outfits. "And it looks like most of the seniors are actually dressed up, so maybe Chad'll work his presidential magic and we'll actually win this year," she added, her head tilting directly as she looked towards Catalina with a smile. She wanted to pat herself on the back for being extra inclusive today, but it wasn't anything extremely different. She was just being civil, as she always was when she was put into one of the many situations where she was happily with Mani and Kat, and Honey also happened to be there.

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Twin Day Outfit ♕ Location: Hollywood High School ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Amused



In the midst of walking with Honey, the two Royals managed to make it to their lockers and Normani appreciatively opened hers, checking her lip gloss in the installed, elegantly-framed mirror which was surrounded by tiny pictures of her and her best friends from the time they had taken pics in a photo booth. A tight fit and Liv and Honey couldn't have been any farther apart, but for the most part, she loved them. Which was why she kept them in her locker at all points. Say what you will about Normani, that she was two-faced and went from an actual sweetie pie to a cold-hearted bitch, but she did have love for her girls. She just definitely wasn't the most affectionate of the group.

Just as she was getting her sewing materials out of her locker, she spotted Katherine practically dragging Olivia over in their direction and despite being in the middle of complaining about Christian to Honey, a smile was firmly set in place upon seeing her girls' faces. Both of her eyebrows rose in surprise at Kat's commentary about their clothing and the corners of Normani's mouth twitched before a small laugh burst forth. "Good morning to you too, Kitten," she could only reply with an amused chuckle and Liv seemed to try to make up for it by concluding that they looked cute. Which was surprising enough to make Normani stare at her for a minute, a small smile specifically reserved for the gorgeous blonde. Normani feigned ignorance to certain things if they required her to acknowledge emotionally heavy situations, but she could not exactly ignore the...tension that had arrived the second it became apparent that Honey was there to stay. Liv did not normally take the time to compliment Honey, not unless Normani gave a sharp stare and even then it would be pushing it. It was a puzzling act, in and of itself, but it was enough for her to appreciate whatever the sentiment was that had Liv feeling so gracious. Or just less...whatever the hell she normally did when it came to Normani's right hand.

Nudging Honey at the mention of Chad, Normani returned to splitting her attention between them and making sure she had everything she needed for the next three class periods. She hated the typical hustle-and-bustle in the hallway and while she could normally still count on her classmates remembering to move out of her way once she entered the halls, it was still a bit of a hassle making a stop to her locker every period. "Well, if we keep up like we did yesterday, we won't even need Mr. Class President. And as late as we're all gonna be in five seconds if we don't hurry to class, please tell me I'm not the only one who doesn't have their Homecoming outfit set out."

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"Excuse me, Normani Devereux, you're supposed to return the compliment. Don't you love me and Liv's outfits?" she said, mockingly scolding her friend though the offended tone that came with it was nothing short of genuine. Kat liked attention to an extent. Her body image issues had thrown her off track for a few years, but with her friends, it was different. That was especially true now that she was healthier than she had been in what felt like forever, and, more importantly, needed to prove to Olivia that her outfit choice had set the bar high for twin day. "Reminds you of New York, right? Cool, crisp fall weather? Fashion week? Literal perfection? Only those of us with true eyes for fashion really get it though, obviously," she added, tossing a piece of stray hair over her shoulder as she looked from Mani to Liv, as if the direction of her comment's intent wasn't obvious enough.

Normani's reminder that class was beginning soon was enough for Katherine to not press the subject any further. She really was on the brink of a mandatory detention if she was late to her French class again, and considering that it was the only class that she really did well in, she couldn't afford a bad grade in it. She could claim that subjects like math and science just didn't make sense to her, but considering that she was fluent in French, she would have no excuse if she came home with a report card that showed she had failed that course. Not only did she not want detention, but Kat actually didn't dread her French class as much as she did with every other academic-based course she was enrolled in. Her professor wasn't her favorite, but the fact that she actually understood what was going on was something that she didn't take for granted. For one period a day, she didn't feel like a complete moron, and didn't have to hesitate before answering questions in fear of making a fool out of herself. It was a good class to start her day off with, considering that most days, she dreaded coming to school entirely.

Spirit week and the fun she associated with that had definitely helped her get out of bed yesterday and today, and the mention of their outfits for the homecoming dance pushed the idea of rushing to her French class from her mind. "Me either," she confirmed when Mani confessed that she was still without an outfit for the dance. "Without an outfit and without a date, but whatever!" she said, making light of it with a smile. "Honey, you get to live out the perfect relationship life for all of us," she continued playfully. Really, all four of the girls could have any guy in the school that they wanted. Olivia had Jameson and Lennox ready to eat her heart out, Normani had Christian and every other guy ready to do her bidding, and Kat had... guys. She definitely had guys who were interested in her, but she just wasn't interested in real relationships right now. She never had been, and a lot of the reason why had been that in the past, she was too consumed with her eating disorder. She didn't even want her friends to be close to her at that point, so a boyfriend was the last thing that she desired. Now that she was able to focus on more than just her weight, the hookup culture was becoming a bit boring. She supposed that senior year could be a fresh start for her romantic life, but she knew that not much could be done for it by the homecoming dance on Saturday. It didn't really bother her, though, so she didn't mind making light of the subject.

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Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault Character Portrait: Taylor Cunningham Character Portrait: Raquel Lewis Character Portrait: Trayson Garrison Character Portrait: Christian Hernandez Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn
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Outfit|| Off white distressed denim button up over plain white tee,
black denim jeans,
Balenciaga Monochrome grey sneaks, and an anchor bracelet
Location || Hollywood High
Mood|| Happy

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Lennox sat against the hood of Mani’s car as Mani and Chris exchanged words and glances. It always amused him to see how the two interacted with each other. They handled each other with such grace. Not really, though. In reality, there was always some bickering between them and if there wasn’t, then it was probably a sign that the world was coming to an end because that was what was only normal for the two. He continued to munch down on the muffin while the two glared into each other’s souls, but quickly pulled himself up from the car when Chris told him they should give the ladies their time. He nodded towards Chris and walked into the cool air of the building.

As Knox walked away from Normani with Chris and Chad, he felt a text vibrate his phone in his pocket. He pulled it out and noticed it was from Taylor. King Bee couldn’t be seen by himself walking through the halls so Knox quickly replied that they were in the main hall. “Tay’s coming around guys.” He let the guys know so they’d slow their walk so they didn’t send Taylor on a wild goose chase. While they waited for King Bee to make his way around the hallway and catch up with the rest of the guys, Lennox figured he’d get his homecoming details in order. After all, what’s a man without his lady? Scrolling through his contacts, he got to Olivia. He started a new message to her and started typing.

To: Olivia
From: Knox
Hey pretty lady, what are you up to after school today? Gotta ask you a question


Lennox very well knew that there was already someone with their eyes on Liv but that wasn’t going to stop him. Jameson wasn’t anything compared to him and he knew he was a sure fire win in Olivia’s eyes. After all, James was so far in the friend-zone that there was no way for him to climb out. Of course Lennox and James we’re friends and he felt bad taking the guy’s spotlight but Knox felt he was better…equipped…to be dating Olivia. He slid his phone back in his pocket, waiting for a reply, with a smug look on his face.

The one thing he did know about Olivia, however, was how the girl was a difficult one to get. Not so much that she played hard to get, more so that it was almost like she didn’t want to be gotten. Lennox knew that in order for him to get some leeway on her, to sweeten her up, he’d need to go through her best friend. So Lennox nervously pulled his phone out of his pocket and sent another text, this one to Katherine.

To: Katie
From: Knox
Kath, gotta ask a favor. Need you to sweet talk Liv for me (:


Knox and Katherine have been friends for quite a while. The two grew up right next to each other and were always over each other’s house. It didn’t matter that Lennox was a grade level younger, because they were essentially the same age. Besides, the two only had each other growing up – at least that’s what it felt like from Knox’s side. Lennox also knew that Olivia and Katherine we’re best friends so the only way to get him in the clear with Olivia was to go through Kath.




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(Twin day) Outfit|| Denim button up under plain crew necks,
dark denim jeans,
white sneaks, and a Panerai wrist watch
Location || Hollywood High
Mood|| Happy

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A high five was exchanged between Tyler and Tray and before he knew it Tyler was making his way to his locker, leaving he and Raquel alone. Raquel turned her attention to Tray, asking him a question, before turning on her feet and walking down the hall. It wasn’t before she walked down the hall before he fully understood what she was asking him. Tray spread a small smile across his lips and walked alongside his crush. “No Miss Raquel, I do not have a date to the dance yet. You actually beat me to the subject matter.” He smiled, clutching the arms of his backpack that sat on his chest. He looked up momentarily and noticed the eyes and the whispers of the other students around him.

It was rare to see a jock hanging out with anyone who didn’t fall into his clique, or the other high class cliques around his. But for Tray, those labels never mattered. He thought of it as ridiculous to separate students into different classes based on their friend group, or their social class, or the like, but this wasn’t something done by the school. The social hierarchy was created by the students himself so it confused him even more as to why they took it so seriously. The whispers and the looks didn’t bother him though. He knew it was because most people were too shallow to understand so they always started rumors like, Tray got kicked out of the jocks and now he’s a floater or the two are forced to hang out together because he lost a bet, or Tray’s personal favorite: He got her pregnant because they were at a party and thought she was one of the lacrosse girls. Either way, Tray had honest and sincere feelings for Raquel and wanted a relationship with her.

The two quickly stopped at her locker but started their walk just as fast. Tray was getting nervous about the subject matter but he didn’t want to just blurt out the question. He wanted to ask her with a grand gesture. He felt as though a cute note or a cute promposal would make her feel wanted and isn’t that what every girl wants? “ I was thinking about asking this really cute girl, but I’m trying to make it special for her, you know? Don’t wanna just ask her like I’m asking her for a tissue or something.” Tray smiled down at Raquel.




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Honey grinned at Normani when she made a comment about throwing up. She was in a good mood, she had her boyfriend and her best friend at her side. She noticed that Lauren avoiding contact with her and cocked an eyebrow towards the girl but said nothing. Her mood soured immediately however at the sound of Christian Hernandez’s annoying drawl.

She was used to Chris’s rudeness and usually responded with some frostiness of her own but she wasn’t expecting Chad to respond in the same way. When his arm tightened around her discreetly she placed a calming kiss on the center of his chest and looked up at him questioningly but didn’t expect an answer in return. While Mani and Christian continued they’re daily banter she nuzzled Chad, absorbing his scent and trying to soothe him. She had to admit she felt kind of bad because she had a suspicion that Chad’s frosty reception had to do with her admission earlier that morning. Unfortunately, she didn’t have much time to ponder that because Christian borderline demanded Chad leave her and Normani alone for “girl time” and with a kiss to her temple he was gone. She held back the frown that threatened to appear on her face and focused on her best friend instead.

She smiled at Mani as she mentioned going to her locker and dutifully walked along side her. As always people watched as the girls walked – no strut – through the school. Honey tossed a bit of her blonde locks over her shoulder.

When Mani mentioned Christian and Chad’s behavior towards him she turned to her friend and sighed. Better to discuss this head on rather than put it off for later, ” Chris has been kind of making comments about me and I told Chad. He played it off but his shoulders got all stiff and he gave me that look that he does when he bottles something up. “ She ran a hand through her hair absently, ” I should have kept my mouth shut “

Just as she was about to explain Kat and Olivia approached. Honey liked Kat, they weren’t close, as is Honey’s nature, but Honey thought the girl was nice. Olivia was a different situation. The way Honey saw it, she suddenly appeared and became real close to Mani and Olivia wasn’t ready for it. Her loss. She tilted the corner of her mouth in a small smiled at Kat’s comment about patriotisms but her brow scrunched in confusion over the terrorist comment. It stayed bunched up when Olivia made a comment towards her. When she mentioned Chad Honey couldn’t help the affectionate smile that graced her usually neutral face, ” You’ll have to ask him. I’m his biggest supporter but I don’t delve in his business. I’d lose my mind”

With that the bell rung and Honey shrugged, ” I got to get to Dance II, “ She said with a shrug, she turned to Mani, as they always walked to class together, ” Ready? “

Normani allowed herself to bask in the pleasantries she could exchange with her girls, even as the seconds ticked by before the next bell would ring, signaling that they all needed remove their asses right along lest they wanted to hear a professor's mouth. Luckily, at least for herself and Liv, Normani didn't technically have to deal with such strictness. At least not for the first period. Pamela - Mrs. Shange, the second an administrator or even the principal walks in - taught their seeing class. She was also the FIDM representative, which was why they were even allowed such informality.

Despite the pleasant thoughts, Honey bringing Chad back up was enough to remind her of what they had been discussing before the other two showed up, causing Normani's smile to dim somewhat. Knowing Chad, he was probably silently stewing, ready to combust if Chris pushed too hard. The two had already been fragile after Rick considering the fact that the former King Bee had been the official glue to hold them together. And judging by Chad's dwindling patience, there was no doubt that something big would happen before the semester was over. Too soon, however, and before they could officially get into the topic of Homecoming attire, the bell rang and Honey was ready to jet. Making sure her locker was closed, Normani shook her head at her bestie. " Wrong way for me, babe. Got class with Liv. Catch up with you later." Normani turned then to her other blonde companion. "Ready?"

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She didn't "delve in his business"? What, was he some Wall Street banker who dealt in some private, serious world that they were all detached from? The last time Olivia checked, he was class president, and one that they elected. The entire point of student government was that the student body was involved, but just had a specific representative to present their requests and complaints in a formal manner. It was funny, really, that Honey thought of herself as something important because it was apparent (to Olivia, anyway) that she was already vying to be nothing more than a trophy wife. She watched as the blonde, who had now confirmed her spot as being brainless, trailed away, requesting Mani's company. Internally, Liv scoffed at the idea that the only place she would actually be considered a trophy wife would be somewhere with standards far lower than Beverly Hills. New Jersey, maybe. Give it ten years and she'll be featured as one of those housewives, I guarantee it... It wasn't fair, and Olivia knew that being so petty wasn't true to her character, but she couldn't help it sometimes. Plus, she was allowed to feel that way in her head. It would only hurt herself and those around her if she vocalized those feelings, she decided, and of course, she wasn't going to do that.

"Yeah, I'm ready," she said, her eyes only pulling away from the other blonde, who was down the hall by then, when Mani spoke. A small smile had set in on her face as Honey faded away, but it wasn't because she was that bothered by the girl being there. More so, it was a smile in response to her own inner monologue, because damn, if she couldn't verbalize those thoughts and let other people appreciate her sense of humor, someone had to appreciate it, and that someone had to be her. As she looked from Mani to Kat, the smile became more genuine, and she headed away with Mani as she glanced over her shoulder to conclude their time with Kat. "See you in marketing. Don't be late!" she advised, already too far to give the brunette the warning look that she intended to give. Out of the four girls that topped the royals group, Katherine was definitely the one who was... all over the place. A little too energetic, a little too emotional, a little too uncontrolled for her own good. Or so Olivia thought, at least. She couldn't imagine being the type of person who could cry on a dime, who was late to nearly everything, and spoke every thought that crossed her mind. It was a breath of fresh air to see that in her friend, since Normani didn't truly act that way, and Olivia would say she didn't know Honey well enough to speak on it, but that alone showed that Honey had walls up too. "Mind if I stop at my locker? I was running late today because of Kat. God, you don't know how lucky you are that you're out in Newport. I take back all of my insistences that you get a place closer to school, because you'll go crazy as me with her basically living with you," she said, her tone light and playful, the way she liked it to be with her friends. It was hard to do with Honey around, which unfortunately, seemed to be frequent, but when she didn't have to deal with a non-friend in the circle, things felt normal and easy. It allowed Olivia to feel less guarded and more comfortable.

Olivia prided herself in being organized, so it literally took less than a minute for her to unlock her locker and grab the items she needed for her first period class. "And I don't have my outfit for homecoming picked out yet either. The last day to vote for Prince and Princess is today, right?" she continued, distracted for a brief moment as she read a message from Lennox on her phone. Her expression didn't change, as with things like this, she didn't want to look like she was caught off guard or reading something that was out of the norm.

To: Knox
Image i'm not sure! maybe some shopping with the girls! too important to ask through text??

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Honey left in one direction, Olivia and Normani in the other, and Katherine in another. Spirit week made school fun... when she was with her girls. When she wasn't, she was just a single person walking around in a denim outfit that made her wish she was in New York, and not in this school building whose initials could just as easily stand for Hell High School as they did for Hollywood High School.

While the promise of a detention originally had Katherine on the path to her French class, as she got closer, she started getting antsy. The idea of sitting through a class that would feel five hours long made her stomach churn. Sure, for one period out of the day, she would actually know what was going on, but it wasn't like it was going to be enjoyable. Besides, she was a fluent French speaker. For most of her life, her father only spoke French at home, so she felt like she was basically as proficient in it as their teacher. Why should she have to waste her valuable time and energy in a class, when she knew what was being taught? It seemed useless, but Katherine wasn't the girl who had the gall to cut class on a whim... alone, at least. So, she slowed her pace, not wanting to reach the classroom just yet, as she sent a message to Val. His response would help her decide. He'd either be in a surprisingly studious mood, say he was going to class and save her from getting a detention, or he'd be the Val she knew and loved, and would agree to cut with her, save her from a period of agony, and leave her regretting the decision later on. While texting Val, she realized that Knox had texted her too. Unsurprisingly, it was about Olivia, so Katherine didn't put too much thought into her response.

To: Val
you better lmk if you plan on cutting french bc i don't want to go either and i'm NOT going if you're not going

To: Knox
are you going to buy me something nice if i help you?!?!?! #célinebag

As she walked, now heading down another hallway to give her an extra minute as she waited for Val's response, she approached the cafeteria. She recognized a lot of the people coming in and out. A few jocks said hello to her, and she smiled towards a couple of cheerleaders that she liked. However, surprisingly, the person that caught her eye most was Emma Sinclair. Normally, Kat didn't give nerds or geeks the time of day. Understandably, she had little in common with most of them, but Emma was her current math tutor, and since Katherine had a math exam today, she magically knew who Emma was again. In typical Kat fashion, she approached Emma and two of her friends, one, who she recognized as Ian, the boy who had been her history tutor the year before, and Haejin, who Kat would ignorantly tell you was "just some Chinese girl". She didn't bother with greetings or smiles, only by clutching Emma's arm to catch her attention before saying, "Emma, my algebra test is seventh period! You promise I won't fail, right?" It was said in a way where she needed that guarantee. As if it wasn't typical for Emma to spend hours helping Katherine, and them leaving off on a note where it was quite possible for her to do well, but then when it came time for the test, her mind going blank and her failing, and being distraught on why Emma hadn't went over the exact questions that were on the exam.

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Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault Character Portrait: Fergus Caedon Character Portrait: Taylor Cunningham Character Portrait: Raquel Lewis Character Portrait: Trayson Garrison Character Portrait: Christian Hernandez Character Portrait: Lennox Atwood Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn
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Outfit|| Off white distressed denim button up over plain white tee,
black denim jeans,
Balenciaga Monochrome grey sneaks, and an anchor bracelet
Location || Hollywood High
Mood || Bitter

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A lapse of judgement. That’s what we’ll call it. It took Lennox a second to completely understand what just happened. But the more he thought about why the hell Chris just blew his top on him, he understood. He mentioned Taylor in front of him, which is a surefire way to lose a head or an ear or something when it comes to Chris. He and Taylor are not even close to friends and it was completely accidental. Lennox forgot entirely that Chris and Taylor aren’t really friends and the mentioning of such sent Chris off the deep end. It was an honest to goodness error but it sent Lennox into a face palm. He gets what he did was stupid but Chris’s reaction was just slightly over the top. Completely unnecessary if you ask him. Lennox awkwardly waved up to Chad as the boys were leaving, he swung himself around away from the guys departing. He took a deep sigh, and rubbed his face with his hands for a few seconds before looking up and meeting Taylor’s eyes. Tay greeted Lennox and Lennox smiled slightly, “Hey man,” Lennox acknowledged Taylor. Before he could say more, his phone started vibrating in his pocket with multiple texts. One from Olivia and one from Katherine. He decided to play it a little safer than normal and texted Kat back first.

To: Katie
Anything for you kitty Kat. Help me with Liv. Does she have a date yet?


Without texting Olivia back, he fumbled his phone around in his hands, waiting for Kat to reply. He turned his attention back to Tay. He figured he should answer his question before anyone else blew up on him. “Oh, it’s just Chris. Bad mood. As usual. You know.” He kept his answers short and choppy. No need to fuel any Tay-Chris hate fire. He nodded at Taylor’s menton of class, “Yeah, we should get going.” Lennox awkwardly smiled and started walking towards his class.




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(Twin day) Outfit|| Denim button up under plain crew necks,
dark denim jeans,
white sneaks, and a Panerai wrist watch
Location || Hollywood High
Mood || Excited

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Tray and Raquel continued walking by each other and continued their conversation about who Tray was going to ask to the homecoming dance. He was obviously going to ask her but he wanted it to be cute. He wanted her to feel special about the way he asked her. He wanted to bring attention to her because he felt she definitely deserved it. He looked down at her after telling her about some mystery girl and noticed a blush to her cheeks. He looked back up and smiled to himself. The fact that he was who he was made no difference to him but apparently it was a thing. Tray didn’t care that he was a jock or a royal or whatever, he cared more about his character than his reputation. “That’s silly Raq. I’m nothing special.” He scoffed – not at her but more at the idea that he was something to be impressed by.

A moment of silence was followed by an excited grip on Tray’s arm. He looked down at her when she pulled away and was slightly confused. He liked that she felt comfortable enough around him in school to hold on to him. But when she pulled away, he wondered if it was because his clique status. He wondered if she suddenly felt weird being around him because he was ‘Trayson Garrison.’ That didn’t mean anything to him, but it meant a lot to others and now he was worried it meant something to her. She started to get flustered and stumbled over her words trying to get out of the awkwardness but instead digging herself deeper in the quick sand. Tray chuckled to himself and tried to calm Raquel down, “Hey, Raq. It’s fine honestly, I liked it.” He smiled at her but it didn’t help. She hugged him, and quickly rushed away to class, but not before asking to see him later. He nodded, “Sure thing Raq, I’ll text you.” She rushed off to class before he could say anything else.

Tray smiled to the thought of asking her to the dance. He knew that she was the best fit for him. He pulled his phone out of his pocket and sent her a text. But he knew that he’d need more than just himself so he texted his best friend in hopes to get a little help with a plan.

To: Raq
Hey you. After school, parking lot. Meet me there. (:

To: Fergus
Ferg. Need your help with something

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It was fifth period. That meant that Katherine had gotten through French, marketing, English and US government, and that she just had to get through geoscience, music appreciation, algebra and gym. Then, she had lunch last period, but that didn't even count as something real. After eighth period, she would feel done, and that was only four more periods to go. Despite being halfway done with the day though, she felt like ninth period was a lifetime away. The last of her energy had been drained during her social studies class, and it wasn't like the rest of her day was going to be easy. Right now, she had to deal with geoscience. It was one of the less popular science courses in the school, and Katherine had only selected it because she was sure that it had to be easier than physics, which was what most of her friends were taking. It definitely was easier than that, at least in terms of being less related to math, but it wasn't easy like she had been expecting it to be. There were so many notes to be copied, so many vocabulary words to be memorized, and so many papers that barely two months into the year and Katherine was questioning what had possessed her into enrolling in the course. If she wasn't taking algebra II, and more so, if she didn't have an exam in that period today, the rest of her day would have been less trying. Music appreciation was sometimes boring, but Kat liked the woman who taught the class, so it usually wasn't too bad. She wasn't athletic either, but physical education was never a course that she worried about. She could usually get away with barely moving and still get an A.

Two minutes into fifth period, and Katherine was convinced that geoscience would be the death of her. She was already watching the clock as the second hand moved at a turtle's pace. There was no way that she was going to get through the period, and she knew it. Without a second thought, her hand shot up into the air. At first, she considered asking to use the bathroom or get a drink of water from the water fountain. She didn't have to say which water fountain she was going to, so she figured that she could go to the one on the opposite side of the building and kill five to ten minutes. But killing five minutes in a fifty minute class wasn't going to do anything in the long run, so when Ms. Lee called on Katherine, she knew that a bathroom or water break wouldn't suffice. "I don't feel well. Can I go to the nurse's office?" While Ms. Lee wrote her a hall pass to the nurse's office without questioning it, as Kat gathered her things and hurried out of the room, she knew that she needed to come up with why she was feeling sick. The school nurse knew Katherine very well, and understandably so, considering that since freshman year, Katherine was in her office at least once every two days or so. At first, it was just a safe haven that she used to kill some time when she really couldn't deal with her classes. She didn't have the guts to cut classes without friends, so being able to sit in the nurse's office with an ice pack pressed to her uninjured leg for fifteen minutes was the closest thing to relief that she could get. When her eating disorder started to take over her life, her reasons for being in the nurse's office became more authentic. Her head would be spinning so fast that she would come close to passing out on a daily basis. One time, she actually did, and had to be wheeled from the gym locker room to the nurse's office. There were days when her stomach felt so twisted with hunger pains that she would tell the nurse that she was positive that she was pregnant and having contractions. Typical dramatic Katherine, but for a while, in genuine need of medical help.

This year, she was lucky that all of her nurse visits were for made up or less serious reasons, but the nurse seemed to know that too. "What's wrong today, Katherine?" Mrs. Ellis asked as Katherine took a seat on one of the chairs in the office. She had forgotten to come up with a good story on the walk over, so she just used her usual list of symptoms. "I just have, like, the worst headache of my life and I feel so dizzy and my throat hurts too. I think I might be getting the flu or something." She refused to meet Mrs. Ellis' doubtful look, because she knew that if she did, her faked distraught look would crumble into a guilty smile. She wasn't a thespian for a lot of reasons, but one was that she could not, for the life of her, lie. About most things, at least. "The flu, huh? Well, I'll take your temperature, but you can't lounge around my office all day, child. When your temperature reads normal, which we both know it will, I'll give you ten minutes to heal yourself or you can call your father and see if he'll pick you up." They both knew that the latter was not going to happen, so Katherine didn't even try to object. Her temperature read normal, as expected, and she trudged into one of the private rooms attached to the nurse's office that had beds in them. Closing the door behind her, she laid back against the hard, uncomfortable bed and pulled out her phone.

To: Knox
Sry just saw this!! But no she doesn't have a date. Not that I know of. I'm sure James is gonna ask her though. It'd be breaking tradition if he didn't :P. She never says yes to anyone!! You know that!

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Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Ian Butler Character Portrait: Daniel Jensen Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn Character Portrait: Hailey Baldwin
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Twin Day Outfit ♕ Location: Hollywood High School ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Pensive



Normani did not rush herself once her fourth period was over to catch up with Olivia. Not that she did not want to walk with her other friend, but between Lauren telling her about Christian's bitch fit in the middle of the hall earlier and Kat complaining about having to deal with the rest of the day, she found no need to be in a hurry. Especially considering the fact that she always lagged when it came to Physics. One thing that Normani never bragged nor spoke extensively about was that she was definitely considered a member of the top 10% of their graduating class, a feat not all of the A-Listers could say they accomplished. So she didn't lag to her classes out of a desire to not have to deal with a subject she knew nothing about. In fact, ask her professor - and probably Daniel, if his opinion didn't cause her cheeks to grow heated - she should be in the advanced level course. Hell, she should have been in AP Calculus as well. But again, that was only if she was willing to talk about it.

Which she wasn't, by the way.

No matter how many times Danny text her to remind her such every single day, which had her laughing.

Lauren walked her to class and after a quick smooch on the cheek followed by the brunette offering her a banana, Normani traipsed into the classroom with a relaxed smile. Eyes followed her as she made her way over to her seat beside Olivia and when she was beside the blonde, her smile turned warm. "I'm here, aren't I?" She shot back playfully and pulled out her necessary materials. Once Liv brought up group partners and then, implicitly, Christian. Normani did not even want to take the time out to think about her ex, especially if he was bound to enter the classroom soon. Chris had not been late to this class yet, so she knew he had no marks against him. She also remembered that he was the last person anyone who wanted a respectable grade should have if they wanted to pass. "Do not even remind me. Luckily, we already have each other cuz I would go straight crazy without you." Aggravatingly, just as she finished speaking, an incessant finger poked her back and not many just allowed themselves to touch Normani Devereux. Whirling around slowly and with little enthusiasm, Normani's glare only lessened just enough to not be abrasive when she came face to face with Kat and Liv'a friend.

It wasn't that Normani did not like Hailey. The blonde was fun enough when Normani was in the mood and she entertained Kat when neither she and Liv could not. However, despite her last name and both of their backgrounds as socialites, Normani just wasn't impressed by Hailey. Not enough to bump her up to A-Lister status and definitely not as a Royal. She had not proved herself worthy, and if Normani had not elevated either Dinah or Lauren - her two most loyal followers out of her typical band of four - she wasn't going to bump up some random ass skinny blonde chick with really no other talent other than hyping up a crowd.

"Of course," she replied, not an ounce of her actual disfavor appearing in her voice as she finally offered the blonde the semblance of a warm smile. Taking what Hailey said about a fourth member into account, Normani's smile turned sweet as her eyes landed on Ian Butler. "Hey, Ian. Come over and work with us, love."

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Anything was better than sitting in class, but two minutes in the private room in the nurse's office and Katherine was bored. She wasn't antsy to leave, because once she left, she'd have to head back to geoscience, but the bed she was lying on was uncomfortable, she wasn't actually tired or sick, and she wasn't the type of person who could fall asleep on a whim, especially knowing that in a few minutes, she would be kicked out. So, with the door shut and Mrs. Ellis being lenient with in-school phone use, Katherine kept her phone out after texting Knox the first time, and texted some of her other friends. They were nothing but typical Katherine texts, where she was bored and looking for someone to keep her attention, even though she knew that they were all in class. The last text, one that was sent to Emma, didn't necessarily fall under the category of a text to a "friend" but right now, Katherine was more anxious for her to respond than any of the others. She knew Emma would never take the test for her, because not only did it go against the morals she was sure the girl possessed, but obviously, her teacher would realize that it was Emma sitting there taking the exam instead of Katherine. It wasn't like they could pass as identical twins.

To: Hailey
let's do something fun after school

To: Olivia
i'm bored and tired :( tell mama yolanda to pick me up.

To: Mani
hiiiiiiii!

To: Knox
but she likes disneyland! we should all go!!!!

To: Emma
can you plz take the test for me 7th period. i don't know anything i forget all of it and you know everything about math

It was of no surprise to Kat that minutes passed without a response to any of the messages. She knew that Olivia, Normani and Hailey were in science classes, Knox was in French and Emma... well, Kat didn't know what her schedule consisted of, but she imagined that whatever class it was in, it was something difficult. So, after another few minutes of scrolling through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and then posting a "save me" selfie to Snapchat, she was over her time in the nurse's office and was ready for a change of scenery. She slipped her phone into her bag, just as the door to the room was pushed open and Mrs. Ellis motioned for her to get up. "Out, out, out, Katherine! I've got at least one kid on the way with a bloody nose who's going to need this room more than you!" the woman said, a bit frantically, as she pressed her hand against Katherine's back to quicken the girl's pace as she left. "Kids these days! Always fighting!" Obviously, Katherine didn't think that this kid she was speaking of was suffering a bloody nose because Honey had punched him, or that the other kids involved in the fight were Honey or Chad. She hurried out of the office, too grossed out with the idea of seeing the bloody faced kid that was probably on his way down, to want to see who it was. Before heading back to geoscience, she made a stop in the bathroom to fix her hair. Before leaving, she sent a text out in her friend group's group chat.

To: Mani, Liv, Honey
Omg there was another fight.... we literally might as well live in like detroit or something with how rowdy people are in this school this year..

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Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Catalina Perez Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault Character Portrait: Ian Butler Character Portrait: Christian Hernandez Character Portrait: Jameson Page Character Portrait: Olivia Ellison Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn Character Portrait: Hailey Baldwin
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Location: Hollywood High School ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Aggravated (Shared)



Chad felt the anger claw up his throat when Tony didn't seem to know how the fuck to shut the fuck up, but he could sincerely say his vision went red when the guy hauled off and punched Honey. In another world or at another time, he would have gently told Honey to calm down, let it go. Maybe even had tried to catch her fist before her hit ever landed because, yeah he was mad, but she did not need to go into full Mama bear mode and resort to violence. Besides, he could just tell Chris to get extra...aggressive with Tony on the field. You know, give him the tough love another team would during an actual football game. She should not have had to raise a single finger. But then she did and he heard their teacher yell - outside of their scope of four - that Miss Perez needed to go out in the hall. However, a second later, Tony had swung, right across Honey's cheek - no preamble, no hesitation whatsoever - and Chad literally saw red.

And dove, he honestly would not be able to tell you. All anyone outside of his limited universe - which was solely focused on doing more than breaking Tony's nose - could do was yell, "Fight." And that was it. The classroom was in an uproar and it...well, it made sense. Because Chad - yes, sweet, nonviolent, passive, gentle, definitely not violent Chad for all the disbelievers in the back - had a good grip on the labels of Anthony's jacket and was shoving the dude - yes, Chad was more than a simple Prep who happened to actually work out more than people gave him credit for - onto the flat surface of a nearby desk.

Which was why Christian did not hesitate in the middle of his basketball game (yes, he was supposed to be in class, but who the fuck wanted to go to class during Spirit Week?) to pause when one of his followers, Luke, came in to tell him that Chad was actually fighting. Yeah, once he got in the hallway, he had been like, "You're kidding, right?". Because really, who the hell would suspect that Chad would go ape shit on someone, but when he made it to the nearby classroom to see that half of the class and a few students from other classrooms were in the hallway, he knew something was real as fuck. Christian ran into the classroom to see the professors trying to pull the guys apart, with Tony landing a good jab to Chad's jaw followed by a hook Chad delivered to the already bruising face of Tony. "Yo, Chad, man, stop!" He called and ran over to help out, luckily (for the moment) without being reprimanded for having skipped class because this teacher in particular knew his schedule, pulling at a surprisingly firmer, stronger Chad. Glancing over his shoulder to Honey, who was actually sporting a bruise on her cheek, Christian bristled at the sight before remarking aloud to Luke, "Get someone to text Normani. Now."

Normani held her hands up in mock surrender while giggling as soon as Liv turned to her the same teasing grin, keeling over slightly in her fit of laughter. They probably should be focusing more on their current assignment, and it was not like Normani had ever allowed herself to not finish an assignment unless the situation called for it. But the moment was lively and they were probably the one group every person in their classroom wished to be in. However, a second later and the air around them crackled, and not with the "sexual" tension Hailey's irrelevant ass decided was suffocating them all. No, this was something more and she cut her eyes at James for pushing Liv, considering getting on the girl's nerves was not going to get him the result he desired. In fact, it was doing the exact opposite and an aggravated Royal of Normani's was an aggravated Normani. "The conversation is over," Normani replied sharply, mostly to Hailey since she didn't seem to get that the group was no longer in a jovial enough mood - despite James' bout of enthusiasm - but also to the guy in question. She glanced imploringly at Liv, just to check with her bestie to see if she was fine. If needed, Normani would kick all of them out - except for Ian. He was the only truly needed member, after all. However, she didn't vocalize anything, only smiled briefly, sweetly, at Ian for his vote of confidence.

However, even that was short-lived for just before Normani got a look at Katherine's text, Lauren came barging into the classroom, ignoring the professor's insistence that she leave. Faithful as always, her Wannabe headed only to her with a hint of desperation in her normally calm disposition. "Chad's fighting. Your girl got hit." Short an simple, but enough to cause Normani to scrunch up her face slightly in confusion and annoyance. "What the - ?" She paused, only briefly, before rising. "Bathroom break. Be back." She announced, out of slight respect for her teacher, but everyone knew where she was headed. To check on her friends, with or without the others.

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"Oooh, doesn't sound as lame as I thought," she gushed to Ian, after he explained how the dances usually went down. She grazed right over Normani's insistence that the conversation was over without even giving her an answer about whether she was going with Chris or not. Oh well. It wasn't like Hailey really had a thing for Christian. Anyone who was into guys had to appreciate the quarterback's perfectly sculpted body, his arrogance that was oh so prevalent, and yet had enough charm to it to not always be overbearing. If this was some 90's sitcom, he'd be the spitting image of your classic hunk, the boy that all of the babes drooled over. Hailey wasn't the type to drool, though. If she was that interested in someone physically, she rarely had a problem getting them into bed and taking them for a test drive. The lust was there, but it wasn't that strong. She didn't really know him well, and if anything, she would take him to bed, not some corny high school dance.

As Olivia got up to collect their lab materials, Hailey reminded herself of how absurd it was that Katherine was actually friends with these girls. Could they be anymore uptight? Normani over here, acting like she's the Queen of the Universe and can decide when conversations start and end, and then Olivia, so tight that Hailey doubted that James would be able to fuck her even if her legs were spread wide open. Maybe physics class wasn't the time to be playing around, unless they all wanted marks like her's, but come on, these girls needed to lighten up! Even dork of the month Ian seemed to have more of a sense of humor than they did.

In what felt like seconds, a Royal came in, said something about a fight, and Normani was gone. Of course, just because the drama was gone didn't mean that the class wasn't abuzz now with interest. Hailey was one of the many who seemed to be digging through their bags to discretely check Twitter and see if any videos had been posted, because she assumed that was what happened in high schools. She had seen videos of other fights where students would film others clawing each other apart before a teacher or security guard stepped in to break it up. James' words pulled her away from her phone, but not before shooting back a response to Katherine saying, "YAS beach & booze?". James' snide remark to Olivia reminded Hailey of what Lauren had said, that Normani's girl had been hit, which meant that James was right, and that was Honey. If it had been Katherine, who was the only other girl that close to Mani who wasn't here, Olivia would have left the room too. In what a move that was out of character for Hailey, who always had a comment on something, she didn't add anything to the back and forth between James and Olivia, and just nodded when Olivia addressed her. "Sure thing, team captain," she responded, sticking her tongue out at James after.

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Character Portrait: Normani Devereux Character Portrait: Catalina Perez Character Portrait: Chadwick Arsenault Character Portrait: Trayson Garrison Character Portrait: Christian Hernandez Character Portrait: Angelina Etxeberria-Rivera Character Portrait: Katherine Quinn Character Portrait: Hailey Baldwin
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Honey glanced at her best friend and gave her a non-committal shrug, ”Well let’s see…My temper probably got me and my boyfriend suspended, the whole school can officially call me poor white trash, and don’t say they won’t your bestie Olivia will be leading them, I have a big bruise on my face and I have a photo-shoot in two days. Oh! And I’m this close” She said representing it with her thumb and index finger ”To losing my shit.” She sighed and pushed her pale blonde hair out of her face. She sighed and pulled Normani closer, leaning on the girls narrow shoulders, ”On the plus side I have a sexy bad ass knight in shining Armani for a boyfriend and my best friend is going to end She said shooting a look at Anthony, ”The guy who put his hands on me and I can trust Chris won’t let him get away with it either.” As usual she had been knocked down but there was no way she was staying down. Anthony’s life at Hollywood High was over and she was sure he knew it as well as anyone.

She began the long walk of shame to the nurse, where Normani got Honey a ice pack and Honey demanded that Chad, who was no doubt going to have a bruise on his handsome jaw, get tended to so he could avoid having a bruise over his right eye. The whole time she said sorry in total maybe ten times but she couldn’t help it she just felt so guilty. Anthony would have never hit her if she just would have curbed her temper, not that she was actually going to fess that up to the principal, and then Chad would have never gotten in trouble. She had to admit though… Chad never looked hotter. She kissed his jaw lightly and mumbled another apology when he flinched, ”At least we’ll look bad ass together” She whispered. The nurse looked at her impatiently and said sternly, ”I need to clean him up,” Honey resisted the urge to tell her to fuck off, instead she kissed him carefully before turning back to Normani.

”I want this buried. Chad doesn’t need my temper to flaw his reputation. I’m asking you, not as the queen but as my best friend, to get this taken care of. That includes Olivia, you know she’ll use this as proof that Hailey should be a royal and I should get booted. I don’t care what happens to me but… ” She glanced at Chad, ”I don’t want this reflecting bad on him. He deserves better than me and I know that.”

She pulled out her phone and sent a group text to people to catch people up on what was going on. The last thing she needed was people who she actually considered friends hearing from people who don’t know the whole story.

To: Angel, Trayson, Kat, Hailey
Just so you hear it from me I punched Anthony in the face and he punched me back and Chad jumped in which caused a fight. I’m fine but I think I’m getting suspended.

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Location: Hollywood High School ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Aggravated (Shared)



Normani was unyielding when the group entered the nurse's office first, not even allowing Anthony to take a step inside. He stared her down for only a second before her steely gaze sent him right down the hall. He could lick his wounds like a little bitch when he was at home, but she would be damned if he was allowed to come into the nurse's office. Of course, all under the guise that "We wouldn't want to increase the likelihood of a second round in one of the neatest rooms in the entire building" just to get the nurse to stop giving her a bitch face just for being there. Not that Normani planned to stay the entire time or even walk the couple to the main office. She had class and Chris, despite having class, probably wasn't going to head back so late in the period. She didn't respond to Honey's exclamation about people considering her white trash or even that Olivia would try to get Hailey to replace Honey as a royal. Nobody replaced anyone without the final decision being left to Normani. And it would be a cold day in hell before she EVER allowed some random chick to suddenly be considered one of her besties, which was what all - or at least, the majority - of the Royals were. Best friends to their liege. It just so happened that Normani was the only one who was actually in power and again, she would be damned.

While Normani and Chris lingered by the opening of the nurse's office, Chad sat, feeling more guilty about being in trouble than for what he had done to actually get in trouble, hating the way the alcohol burned again his skin. The corner of his mouth quirked, instinctively, at Honey remarking that they would look badass. He also, shoving away his earlier frustration, did not hesitate in kissing her back regardless of the cough from the nurse. "Really, you two?" She snapped and finally, Honey pulled away so that the older woman could get a better inspection of him. Which only made him groan. "Cat..." he began in the middle of her plea to Normani, but Normani turned to him a sharp stare. "Shut it, Boy Scout." He could only bristle at her for the nickname, a rarity in and of itself unless she said it with a grin. "Just...wanted to tell her not to talk about herself like that," he said quietly, though the other three could hear him clearly. Normani just ignored it and Chris smirked lightly.

"Done," Normani finally said and shared a small look with Chris to which he only nodded. "Keep me posted on what the deliberation is and don't forget, beach party tomorrow." Hugging her bestie quickly, Normani finally tossed a gentle smile Chad's way. "Try not to take on any more missions, Batman. You don't have your trusty sidekick anymore." Finished with her partings, Normani headed back to class, but not without asking for a pass from the nurse. Chris nodded to Honey tensely, forgetting all about his typical flirtatious remarks in favor of turning to his own best friend. "Don't worry about a thing, Chad. We'll get it straightened out."



3: 10 || Ninth Period

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Location: Hollywood High School: Cafeteria ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Devious



By the time the senior lunch period came around, most students were ready to go home. Particularly Normani who was already done with the excitement of the day. As soon as she made it out of her Physics class with Olivia and the others, she instructed all of her followers to find every hint of footage from the fight and delete them, sending each and every proof to her as a means to confirm that they all had been deleted elsewhere. It took until their lunch period, but it was enough to appease her mind. Once she got from cheer practice (which, for only the third time in her entire all-star cheerleading career that she actually did not want to go), she could place all of the footage on a single flash drive that she could hide unless she found a way to use it against Anthony in the near or later future. If he knew any better, he would make it later. Much, much later. Afterwards, she finalized the tweets and Snaps about her throwing a beach party for tomorrow since that was the next Spirit Week theme, a means of distraction for everyone else. Small moves, but enough to get the - for lack of better terms - "lesser" students to think about something else. However, despite the tame quality to her latest machinations, Normani was not done with Anthony. She made a promise and she was going to bury the situation. But before then, she sent out a few text messages.

To: Danny
Study date 2nite or nah?

To: Honey
Update plz

To: Angel, Camila, Chelsea
Don't forget ur cheer candy duties 2day

To: Liv, Kat
Headin 2 caf now

"I pretty much convinced coach already to bench him for the rest of the semester," Chris explained as they stepped into the cafeteria together. Normani normally made an entrance with her girls and she was going to spot them soon enough, but she had immediately run up on Christian the second she got out of eighth period. "He's pretty much fucked for the year. Coaches can't scout a bench-warmer." Normani was not satisfied. As anyone knew, messing with someone she cared about was one of the biggest mistakes a person could make. She was the one who stayed on top of any and everything. She had more dirt on the student body than a child wearing white tennis shoes on the baseball field did, and that was saying something. Despite her own band of followers, Normani received intel from students just begging to be acknowledged by her, even though she was privy to greeting all of her subjects. And that's what the students were at the moment - subjects. And she had a lesson to teach them - even if it meant making an example out of Anthony McLaughlin.

"Well, I want more," she said quickly, a hand on Christian's chest so that he wouldn't step any further into the line formed where the food was being served. She seemed to take her time in allowing her eyes to rake up Christian's muscled form before meeting his gaze. Which had his palms feeling suddenly more warm than they needed to be. He was nervous. He couldn't tell if Normani actually liked what she saw or was simply mulling over how to destroy him. Somehow, he thought it was both. "What I want is to make sure that the next time a no-neck fucker lays a hand on one of mine, the only thing on his mind is the cold chill of fear for how much more hurt he's gonna be than them." Christian didn't react for a moment, just because he couldn't read Normani. She rarely asked for violence and the other jocks could do so; they've done so. But she has never asked for it before. However, a small smirk flitted across his face as he stared down at his suddenly - though, not unsurprisingly so - sexy ex-girlfriend. "Playing with the dark side, aren't you Mani?" She shouldn't be influencing his flirtation, but that didn't stop Normani from discreetly playing with the lapels of Christian's jacket before allowing those same slender fingers to trail up his firm, covered chest. She paid no mind to the classmate nearby who had to gawk at the very obvious seduction. "Oh, baby, this ain't dark. Dark is my making it so that your boy Tony can never walk the halls of HHS ever again," she practically purred, batting her thick lashes up at him only for a moment before grinning and leading Christian over to the line.

"But see, he'll walk. I want him to, but only to gain the satisfaction of knowing that for every step he takes down a hallway, there's fear. And he remembers that the next time he steps out of the line I placed him in, there won't be mercy. I protect what is mine - we protect what is ours." It was a bold move, using them as a "we" when she had made it clear that she was not going to call Christian her man nor her King. However, stroking his ego just enough with the same amount of flirtation got the job done because his gorgeous eyes flashed hungrily before his smirk turned into a wolfish grin. "Consider it done." Normani only smiled brightly, ruffled his hair and then leaned up to kiss him on the cheek swiftly. "Thanks, babe." Ready to step away, Normani settled her gaze on the same classmate that eyed them in surprise and offered them the sweetest of smiles as she said, "You might wanna pick up your jaw off the ground, honey. You might choke on all the flies swarming around ya."

Satisfied, Normani eyed the cafeteria for her crew and found Liv and Kat entering the large room. Luckily for her, she was not one of the cheerleaders who had to run the Cheer Candy fundraiser today. They had a schedule and she had already manned it with a few choice cheerleaders yesterday, and would do so again on Friday. So, she had no need to rush over to her girls, though she stole a picture of them in the process of keeping an eye out for her crew. She would post it on Instagram later during the evening and send it to the chronicle for pics of the week. She made it her mission to traipse over to them, the naturally seductive sway in her hips a sight for sore eyes as she finally Kat and Liv. "Let's go put in our final Homecoming Prince and Princess, and then eat outside. Clifton's bringing our orders from Health Nut in five and it actually feels great out there right now. Besides, I've been in this building too long and I'm suffocating."

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"I honestly don't care, Kat. It's not my business," Olivia insisted as they continued down the hallway from their physical education class. "I mean, do I condone that type of behavior? Do I want to be associated with someone who has absolutely no self control and attacks people for saying one wrong thing? Absolutely not, but it's not my business." She had no tea to sip, so water would have to do for now. "He must have said something really bad. I know Honey's crazy, but she's the good crazy. Like, she wouldn't just punch someone for calling her something little," Katherine responded, in typical fashion as she tried to defend Honey in a less persuasive way than Mani would.

"That's fine, Kat. Like I said, I really don't care about what she is or what she does. Mani apparently approves of her, for God knows what reason, so that's the end of it." One didn't even need to hear Olivia's tone to know that she didn't feel quite as indifferent on the topic of Honey as she tried to act. She didn't approve of Honey, and this was just the icing on the cake. It was the act to back up what Olivia had felt for years now, that Honey just wasn't classy enough to be a Royal? She was pretty, she was wealthy and she was talented, but so were half of the Animals or the Virtuosos. What they all lacked was that "it" factor that pushed them up to the A-list, and Honey clearly lacked it as well. If she was capable of being a Royal, Olivia didn't even think she wanted to call herself one, or even better, they might as well promote Angelina or Hailey up to Royal status too! Why not -- apparently nowadays, the title meant absolutely nothing anyway.

"She is nice," Katherine tried to reason. "Nice until she punches you in the face," Olivia shot back quickly, but she decided that was the last she would speak on the topic for now. She could feel herself growing bothered, and she knew she didn't need to get worked up over this. Honey's actions did affect the entire Royals group as a whole, but Liv knew that if she felt this strongly on it, she could and should go to Mani. That wasn't something that was typical of her to do though, because Olivia liked to feel independent enough to take care of things on her own. So, like always, she'd keep this bottled up until she couldn't anymore, or at least until she figured out a way to present it to Normani where her reasons couldn't be disputed. "There's Mani," pointed out when she spotted their friend in the cafeteria. Mani seemed to see them at that moment as well, and Olivia couldn't stop herself from smirking as she watched her friend strut over. "Sounds good," she smiled, following Mani through the cafeteria. She wanted to bring up Honey and whether she was suspended and for how long, but she didn't, because Olivia was just curious. She didn't really care. It would be satisfying if Honey was suspended, but only because it would again back up her own thoughts on the girl, but if she wasn't, or had just been suspended for the rest of the school day, Olivia's life would go on.

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The fight between Honey, Chad and Anthony had only made Spirit Week more exciting, but it freaked Katherine out. She was dramatic and emotional, and easily bothered by a lot of things, and even if she wasn't very close to Honey, it still bothered her. She couldn't imagine some big, bulky jock ever hitting a small girl like Honey and by sixth period, Katherine already had an order placed for "get well soon" flowers to be sent to Catalina and Chad's houses, because it just seemed appropriate. She didn't know the extent of the injuries, even though Honey had texted her saying she was fine, but the rumors about the fight did run rampant through the school. Some said they saw Anthony being taken out in a stretcher, and others claimed that Honey was going to need a nose job because that was how bad she had been hit. She had enough sense to know that both were exaggerations, but still, Katherine was the type of girl who liked to believe the dramatic rumors because they were more exciting.

As she and Olivia left their gym class, Katherine felt more relaxed. She normally did as little as possible in her physical education class, but this week they were doing yoga, and she could vibe with that. Their teacher wasn't as good as Katherine's personal instructor that she met with multiple times a week, but doing that was still better than being forced to play basketball or kickball. Since she was focused on the exercises, she didn't bring up the Honey drama until she and Olivia were leaving the locker room and heading to the cafeteria where they planned on meeting Mani. Unsurprisingly, Olivia wasn't as supportive of Honey as Katherine was. It wasn't like Katherine was Honey's biggest advocate, but she didn't see anything fundamentally wrong with Catalina. No one thought she could pass as a Prep if the Royal thing didn't work out, but she seemed Royal-ish enough for Katherine. Anyone that Mani deemed worthy just automatically was in Katherine's eyes, because unlike Olivia, Katherine would rarely even considering questioning Mani. She wasn't brainless, but she just felt like Mani knew and understood the way things worked better. She wouldn't have been granted the position of Queen Bee if it wasn't true, and Mani had never steered her wrong. She had been the best Queen this school had ever seen according to most people.

Before Normani reached them, Katherine texted Hailey, who she saw on the other side of the room. She didn't bring up inviting Hailey to eat lunch, but only because Normani started speaking as soon as she reached them. A semester ago, Katherine would have ran at the mention of having lunch with the girls and being forced to eat, but she was doing better now, and she was honestly excited for it. Health Nut salads were her favorite, and after an hour of yoga, she was feeling healthy and strong enough to not have to feel guilty for eating.

To: Hailey
Can we do pool and drinks instead of beach and drinks? I missssss you. come eat lunch with us outside in a little if you want!

Olivia was controlled enough where she really could act like Honey wasn't her business, but Katherine wasn't. Besides, unlike Liv, she actually thought of Honey as a friend and spoke out of genuine concern over curiosity. "Is Honey okay? Why did she hit him first? I heard she needs to get a nose job, and I honestly liked her nose the way it is now."

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Taylor had progressed through his day as if he was actually the King Bee, trying to get people to nominate him for Homecoming. He had a few people say yes while others told him straight to his face no but those people, he just shrugged his shoulders and walked away from. He had taken classes with his friends, goofing off and almost getting sent to the office as always but of course, he always talked his way of getting out of trouble but couldn't really save his friends from the harm. Taylor just simply chuckled and shook his head, already ready to go home from today as he was getting really tired of being at school now.

A few more periods went by and it was finally ninth period, which meant it was lunch time for him and his other Senior friends. As he walked the halls, he could hear them buzzing about Chad and Honey getting into a physical altercation with another student. At first, he was a bit confused because it wasn't like Chad to get physical with anyone so something must've went down. Taylor checked his phone for any texts or updates and nothing came through. It was like he was out of the circle of people or something, or maybe everyone else is too busy on trying to get the full story themselves.

Taylor shrugged his shoulders and stopped by his locker, placing his books and everything inside of it then closed it, turning heel and stuffing his hands into his pants pocket, walking towards the cafeteria. Upon entering, he set his sights out for Normani because she always had the insight on everything that happens within the walls of the high school. But first, he stopped by the cheerleaders table for the fundraiser and mingled with them for a little while, laughing and smiling brightly. Though not really wanting the candy, he gave to their fundraiser anyway then winked before walking away.

He walked with a certain stride towards Normani and her clique of girls then eyed them all when he approached them. "Hello, ladies." Taylor said with a small smile then eyed Normani. "So, the whole school is buzzing about Chad, Honey and Tony. What happened?" Taylor inquired. He didn't mean to be so nosey and in their business but he was a Royal just like the rest of them so being in the circle was very important. Taylor stood there with his hands in his pockets, raising a slight brow at Normani while waiting for a response. "Also, what's everyone doing after school? I feel like I am the only one without plans." Taylor would comment shortly after Normani's response then wait to hear about some plans for later or something since he didn't want to be alone and bored.

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Twin Day Outfit ♕ Location: Hollywood High School: Cafeteria ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Ebullient



Normani caught Liv's smirk at her blatant display of haughtiness and only grinned in response, linking arms with both the blonde and the brunette with herself in the middle. She ended up coughing on a chortle, however, the second Katherine started questioning her, and Normani tossed the brunette an amused stare. "Well then, lucky for you, Honey doesn't need a nose job, babe. She wasn't the one who got popped in the nose. That imbecile was." Normani wouldn't even let the fucker's name cross her lips, she was so upset with him. And yes, she was being just a bit unjustifiably upset with him. It had been a knee-jerk reaction; you get hit and you hit back, and jocks were more prone to such actions. However, at the end of the day, he could take a hit. And Honey probably could too, but the point was that girls already had to deal with blatant verbal sexual abuse on a regular basis what with teachers only gently tapping the boys' hands like they were five and didn't know any better. She would be damned if she didn't make a stand against that in some way. More importantly, two of her best friends were harmed. You get no forgiveness from that.

"And she hit him because the asshole kept making derisive commentary about her like he was trying to throw it in Chad's face that he wanted to bang her," Normani went on to explain as she pulled the girls along to the Student Government table to put in their nominations, ignoring the pang of not seeing Chad where he was supposed to be as student body president all because he wanted to be a good boyfriend and shit. Which wasn't a problem, but still. "Moral of the story, don't fuck with another guy's girl and you won't get your shit busted in the middle of your classroom by the one guy nobody would've thought had a smooth left hook. Not that that isn't the least of his worries because it is." She didn't explain what she meant and her eyes darkened only for a moment before she grinned at the secretary, Danielle, and treasurer, Lawrence. "Hello, my loves. Just putting in our votes." Danielle immediately perked up and leaned on the designated table with her elbows, a wide, shy smile crossing her round face. "Hey, Mani. I just voted for you. Did it twice, but we don't gotta tell nobody." Normani giggled right along with her as she took up the small sheet of paper that served as the ballot, winking co-conspiratorially as she placed a finger before her full lips. "Secret's safe with me, doll."

While she checked off the people she wanted to be in the running, marking herself as number two in who she wanted to win, she heard a very familiar voice. And while Taylor couldn't see her face at first, Danielle and Lawrence could, and Normani made a show of being disinterested with an appropriate eye roll that made them both chuckle. Not bothering to grin again, Normani peeked over her shoulder at the male, whipping some of her dark hair back over her shoulder to get a better look at him. Contrary to popular belief, Normani didn't not like Taylor. That would be too dismissive and she only dismissed the people she did not like. At the same time, they weren't friends and he technically wasn't one of them. She knew she could end the whole debate right then and there, and declare him a Royal if she so chose. But that was the point - she didn't choose. Taylor just automatically assumed that when he claimed the role, the school would accept it. And that was not the way it was going to work and she wouldn't acknowledge him as king. Or anything, other than a fellow classmate and a human being.

"What happened was that a situation had come up and now it has been handled and people are over it," she explained rather simply, though her words were purposefully cryptic. It was over. Normani made sure that it was over and once she ended something, it was over. If you didn't catch wind of it before, then you were shit out of luck. So she managed a sweet little smile for him. "Nothing to worry your pretty little head over, doll. Chaddy's gonna be fine, just grounded for the next two days is all." Normani waited for her girls to finish up with their ballads before sliding hers into the box and then turned fully to face him, having to look up a little at Taylor since...well, let's be real, she definitely was not on the tall side of life. And only because she didn't wear her heels today. "A party. I have a party to finish planning for tomorrow. Arabian Nights themed, to be exact. Starts at 4. Rules and such have already been sent in a mass text, you really should keep up to date with things." Normani added the last bit of condescencion with a tilt of her head and a knowing quirk of her lips. Call it tough love, if you will, but she believed that if Taylor wanted to make himself a Royal, then he needed to know how to know the ins and outs of being one. And that meant being on top of every party detail the A-Listers put out. Which any A-Lister would know.

If they were an A-Lister.

Finally, her phone buzzed, signalling that her driver had arrived with their food and Normani turned her attention, effectively dismissing Taylor, back to her friends. "Ready, ladies? Clifton's outside and my stomach is like, two point two seconds away from making actual noises right now and we have to talk about colors."


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Chad may have been a little bit of a bitch; he could accept that. He balked when Normani practically snapped at him, though he figured - after she left - that it came from a place of actual concern, and not anger directed towards him. She wasn't good at the whole baby-let-me-hold-you unless she felt absolutely helpless, so he had taken her tough love earlier like a champ. Offered barely a hint of rebuttal. Didn't even bother gently coaxing her into not going after Tony like he normally would because it was unnecessary and they were going to get punished anyway (and no, there was not a part of him that reveled in knowing that Mani was planning something). But now, sitting in the receptionist's office waiting for the principal to call him and Honey in, he really did feel like the little bitch Chris joked that he acted like sometimes. Like, not because he was feeling that guilt - even though he was because, hello, fucking honor roll student of the year here, thank you! No, it was because while there was guilt, there wasn't and that was Chad's problem. He was usually so much more in tune with his feelings. He might not officially verbalize them or anything, but he at least was able to talk himself through things. Or out of them, if you asked the important people in his life.

The point was while there was guilt and shame for actually being sent to the principal's office only the second time in his entire primary education career - there was still anger. A bit of male satisfaction after having successfully gotten through his official first fight with less scraps and bruises than the other guy (take that, Chris, he wasn't that much of a little bitch, thank you very much), a bit of possessiveness because umm, who the fuck ever told anyone to put a bruise on his girl's face? And just...all of those things inside of a guy who did not process too many feelings at once and it left him ready to leave, regardless of what the outcome of the meeting was.

But first thing's first: Honey needed to stop. Gathering her face in between his hands, Chad leaned over and silenced her litany of apologizes with a firm kiss, pulling away only when he heard someone's throat clear up. "Hey, this isn't your fault. Not blaming you in any way, okay?" And no, Chad did not feel a hot flame of shame wash over him at the look the principal shot his way when they finally made it to the office to hear their sentencing. Which wasn't too bad considering both Rick and Chris had gotten heavier for near similar situations. Though, to be fair, Chad's opponent was not knocked unconscious like in Chris' case or rushed to the hospital, like with Rick. So, that was probably another factor into why he was getting off easily. However, it also meant that his mom was getting a call and Suzanne Shanks was not a happy camper when it came to her kids. The last time his mom had actually been upset with him was because of the freshman year prank and that was because of a lot of different factors, such as her black child in a predominantly white neighborhood where they were prone to judge at the first sign of any person of color doing any one wrong thing in front of their privileged little white angel. But, of course, Suzanne was too classy to call someone out on that and Chad, at the time, just wanted to be able to play his video games again.

Soon, he and Honey had separated only for him to make sure that his fellow SGA members would be able to handle the partnership with the dance committee for the final touches for Homecoming, not to mention getting his assignments for the next two days. And so what if it made him every much an overachieving prep as the next? He didn't get the highest GPA in his class for nothing. It gave him some time to hit up some friends, just to get back with people.

To: Sam
Ur a mess. But thanks. Suspended 4 2 days, btw. C u at Mani's party 2morrow.

To: Tyler, Taylor, Raquel
Going MIA 4 a bit. U guys ok?

To: Chris
Don't go 2 far w/ watever u & Mani r planning

Finally, Chad was outside and loading his stuff into his car when Honey came over, a small frown marring her face. Knowing her, she was still feeling guilty, a though confirmed only by her asking if she could be Catalina. Who was nearly entirely different from Honey, but only by so much. Calmer, sweeter and a hell of a lot more passive than Honey actually was. Which made Chad smile and accept her embrace, wrapping his long arms around the shorter girl and bury his nose in her hair. "Let's go home then," he obliged with a small peck on her lips, before gathering her things so they could head to his house.

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Olivia rolled her eyes at Katherine's inquiry about Honey's nose, but like Mani, couldn't keep a straight face at just how... entertaining Katherine could sometimes be. She sometimes wondered if the brunette even thought about what she was saying before it came out of her mouth, but after years of knowing her, it was probably safe to conclude that the answer to that was usually a no. Normani's reasoning as to why the fight broke out made sense, but Olivia still believed that it wasn't right for Honey, as a Royal, to do such a thing. Maybe it was sexist and maybe it was a bad way of thinking, but it would have been different if Chad had been the one to throw the first punch. She just couldn't imagine ever doing that herself. On one hand, she knew that that could have been because she rarely let herself feel things that deeply. She refused to get so riled up in public, so the fact that Honey was able to show such raw emotion was admirable on one hand. Again, though, it wasn't something that Olivia thought of as being acceptable, so the nobility of it didn't stand for much.

She looked at Mani with a bit of amused curiosity as she claimed that getting hit was the least of Anthony's worries, but the Queen was already focused on Danielle and Lawrence at the voting booth. She hoped that Normani didn't take things too far, but she also knew that no amount of reasoning would stop whatever the Queen was planning. This, Olivia was more understanding towards, because Normani was queen. In a power of position like that, you needed people to fear you in order to respect you. Call it dramatic for a high school social system, but this wasn't Bumblefuck, Illinois, it was Los Angeles, California and it was basically the real world.

"Thanks, guys," Olivia smiled a minute later as she submitted her votes for Homecoming Prince and Princess, and then spun around to tune into the conversation that Normani and Taylor had started a moment before. Olivia was fairly indifferent towards this Cunningham twin. She didn't think that he was a bad guy, but like a lot of the Royals, was skeptical about how good of a King Bee he would make. Before now, he hadn't even been an A-lister. Aside from Rick, Olivia doubted he even socialized with that many A-listers, and that was a problem. How was someone supposed to lead the Royals, when he barely had any experience as one? Even if you didn't like Christian, it was hard to say that he could make a worse King Bee than someone who didn't even know what the ropes were, nonetheless knew the ropes like the back of his hand.

She didn't jump into the conversation between Taylor and Mani because any other comments seemed unnecessary. Like always, Mani had it under control, and call her too tamed, but Olivia didn't think her commentary would be necessary or wanted. It wasn't like she had anything to say, especially since she and Taylor weren't great friends, and honestly, even if it had been Christian or James, someone that they had real connections with, Olivia wouldn't have wanted them around. Sometimes, things were more enjoyable when it was just the girls, and now that Honey couldn't intrude on their time today, she wasn't going to let Taylor ruin it either.

"I am so with you, Mani," Olivia nodded, an annoyed sigh escaping as she realized how hungry she was feeling. Her order today was a chicken melt with a side chef salad, and a strawberry mango iced Greentini drink, and she couldn't have been more excited for it. She continued with the girls out of the cafeteria, and then the school building. Surprisingly, Mani had been right, and it wasn't suffocating-ly hot outside. That said a lot, too, considering Olivia was still in Katherine's genius-choice denim outfit. Clifton wasn't far from the school's entrance, and Olivia smiled graciously and thanked him for her food as she took her bag and drink. "Let's find a table in the shade," she advised once they had all taken their food. "But you're right, we do need to talk about colors. What are you guys wearing? I want pictures. None of that 'I'm going to surprise you tomorrow' stuff."

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It didn't take more than a few seconds for Katherine to get her homecoming ballots submitted, but while Normani was talking to Taylor, she was too occupied with Danielle. The SGA member complimented her on her outfit, which had Kat elbowing Olivia even though her friend didn't react, and then, to be polite, Katherine complimented the girls' as well. By the time she spun back around to engage in whatever Normani was saying to Taylor, the Queen Bee looked at her and Olivia and asked if they were ready to leave. "Yes! My votes are submitted, so you're definitely going to win, Mani. Like, there's no way on Earth that you won't," she gushed, squeezing Mani's arm that was linked in her own.

Her excitement to go eat was less than the girls', but mostly because she wasn't starving. She was hungry, but the Deluxe salad she had ordered from Health Nut would be enough to hold her over for a few hours, even if she didn't finish the whole thing.
"I need to steal Clifton from you. Literally everyone that works for my family are so rude and don't do anything nice for me like this," she complained, only acknowledging Clifton in that manner as she took her food from him. It was no secret that Kat wasn't the most appreciative girl. From birth, she had been raised thinking that wealth determined people's status in the world, and if someone worked for her, it automatically meant that they were beneath her. She didn't appreciate the contributions that people put into her life, so, when she peaked into her bag, had her order been wrong, she probably would have insisted that Normani fire Clifton without considering that it was a simple mistake. She didn't think she was selfish or entitled, but a lot of the time, it was hard to object to the reputation. Luckily for her and Clifton, her order appeared to be correct, so she waited for Normani to send him off before following the girls over to a table in the same, like Liv requested. "Really? The shade? I could use some sun," she complained, rolling up her sleeve to look at her pale skin. "Which reminds me that Hailey wants to hang out with us later! Can't we do some poolside party planning?" she requested, her voice closer to a plead now, because she didn't want Mani to say no. At the same time, it wouldn't have been the first time that it happened, she knew that Mani didn't love Hailey like she did and that party planning was usually a friends-only event, which is why she knew to be extra sweet in making her request this time. "I want to wear black, but I don't have anything picked out. Aren't you, like, Arab, Liv? You should know this stuff better than us," she commented, as she pulled her salad out of the bag and set it down next to her water.

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Twin Day Outfit ♕ Location: Hollywood High School: Cafeteria ♕ Theme Song ♕ Mood: Ebullient



Normani smiled brightly at Katherine's vote of confidence and gave the brunette a small squeeze before linking arms with both as they all headed outside. One of Normani's favorite places would always be the courtyard of Hollywood High School. It might have more to do with her love for outside; she had spacious homes in both Nigeria and New Orleans where nature was just a part of her everything, and Normani had been an active child in the outdoors. It also was because she hated the noise of the cafeteria. She never thought she was too good for sitting there with her classmates, especially knowing that the food was actually decent (and a lot more decent than most public schools). She just wanted outside and she wanted outside with her favorite people.

Clifton, definitely family at this point with how long he had worked for her family (not to mention how much he put in work for her mom, if anyone knew what went on behind closed doors), flashed her a pearly-white grin as he brought over the tray of their drinks and separate bags for each girl. Kat might have thought he was just naturally nice, but Normani and Clifton had not gotten along when she was younger. Mostly because she thought he was the reason her parents would not get back together and little Mani had been adamant that she would have her family under one frickin' roof for more than a holiday or two. Of course, things did not go her way, but she ended up liking Clifton a lot more than her elder siblings. It helped that he was more of a constant than either of her eldest siblings.

"Hey, little queenie," he greeted her as he handed the others their food first. Normani smiled back. "Thanks, Cliff. Make sure CC gets her food and actually eats it this time." She requested and accepted her bag and drink. She had decided upon a Chinese chicken salad with a Mango Passion Iced Greentini. Not that she wouldn't have preferred a burger or hell, the Italian she was actually craving. But eating a large meal before cheer practice was not the move any person needed to be making if they didn't want to hack all over the gymnasium floor. Once Clifton assured her that he would satisfy her request, Normani waved him off and nodded to Liv about sitting under the shade. "Yes, shade, Kat. And honestly, babe, you've been in Cali long enough. If you haven't tanned enough yet, it obvi wasn't meant to be," she remarked playfully, bumping Kat's hip with her own teasingly.

When they did sit down, Normani's face lit up entirely at the accusation that spewed from Liv's way. At least, it sounded like an accusation since it implied that she had been purposefully aloof about her clothing choices. "Hey now! I resent that! I would never " It only took a split second for her to remember a time when she had actually text her friends Liv's exact words, causing heat to rise to Mani's cheeks and for her to bite her lower lip. Soon after, her shoulders sank dramatically as she muttered, "Okay, so I might have done it once or twice." But she perked up a second later, "Buuuuuuuuuuuuutttt...that's why we're here...ya know, to discuss it. Like great friends..." She nudged Liv playfully as she added, "Great friends who do not bring up the past cuz forgiveness and mani and pedi session tomorrow." She even added a wink just for the hell of it and pulled her salad out of her bag. It was only moments like these, especially in the presence of people she genuinely loved or who could genuinely entertain her, that Normani's more vivacious, exuberant side could be seen. Which was why it wasn't too out of character for her to practically be vibrating in her seat with the happy thoughts of food, her party, and being with her girls.

Which caused her, despite the seriousness she felt on the matter, who she only nudged Kat slightly harder than she normally would have when she made a careless remark about Liv's lineage. "Kat, that was rude. Apologize," she snapped on a mouthful of succulent chicken and salad mixed with a slightly sweet Asian sauce. "And you know what? No, I don't wanna have a 'poolside party-planning' with tall, blonde and irrelevant. Sorry, I like her, but not enough to deal with her longer than the allotted time required." It was a tad harsh and it was only after she finished chewing that she added, "Besides, everything's basically all planned out and I have...to study tonight. AP Stats test next Monday and I want a hundred." She didn't choose to say particularly who she was planning on studying with, but it wasn't like they didn't know. Besides, she didn't owe anyone that kind of explanation, right?

However, as always, snapping at Katherine resulted in an occasionally guilty Normani and while she meant her harshness, she couldn't help but relent with, "Though...I will say that I condone a bit of a skip day if we wanted to have a gourmet breakfast tomorrow followed by a mani and pedi session, and getting our hennas and such done before everyone else came? I'm probably wearing red, by the way. A dark red. Something sexy."