posted on 1-Jan-2003 10:35:57 PM by Liz_Parker
This idea just kinda popped into my head outta no where lol. Ok....Liz,Maria,Serena,and Isabel all are sharing an apartment. Max,Michael,Kyle, and Alex all move in down the hall from them and they gradually fall for them from bumping into eachother in the elevator and the hall and stuff. The coupling is: Kyle-Serena,Liz-Max,Michael-Maria, and Alex-Isabel. I'd like to be either Liz or Serena.



Liz-SugarPlum7
Max- tabasco sauce
Maria-nyprincess87
Michael- Cominatcha
Serena- Me! hehe
Kyle-qt4167013
Isabel- moonbeam4747
Alex-qt4167013


Oh, and if U could, could U post a character summary plz? Thanks to all that will join!

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posted on 1-Jan-2003 10:40:01 PM by qt4167013
I know I just bmailed you but could I have kyle and maybe alex??? PRETTY PLEASE??? ill post summarys after you give me a responce...luv ya!*wink*
posted on 1-Jan-2003 11:04:14 PM by Sugarplum7
Oh! This looks so cute! I would like to be Liz, if that is okay with you. I could also go with Iz or Serena. Heehee! So it is all up to who you want.

Hugs,
Katie

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posted on 2-Jan-2003 1:13:11 AM by Liz_Parker
Hey U 2 *happy* For right now, I'll give U Kyle, Madison....and Liz to U SugarPlum7. I'll be Serena *happy* But if no one wants Alex or Iz....I'll give them to U 2....sound ok?
posted on 2-Jan-2003 1:46:53 AM by nyprincess87
Hi, can I have Maria please??????
posted on 2-Jan-2003 2:31:56 AM by moonbeam4747
Can I be Isabel? Please, please, please!
posted on 2-Jan-2003 9:45:34 AM by Liz_Parker
Sure to both *happy*
posted on 2-Jan-2003 12:15:17 PM by qt4167013
when do you want summaries? And do you want them to be heavy? Meaning like no parents or troubled childhood? Or do you want them just happy?
posted on 2-Jan-2003 12:32:29 PM by Liz_Parker
Hey. Doesn't really matter to me. Just nothing really heavy, if U know what I mean. And post summaries pretty soon. I'm planning to start in a few days *happy*
posted on 2-Jan-2003 2:52:15 PM by nyprincess87
Okay here's my summary

Maria

Her father left when she was very small and she still wonders what happened to him. Despite her father she had a happy childhood. She lived with her mother and cousin Sean. She had a very close connection to her cousin Sean, she told him practically anything and misses him very much now that they don't live together. She is a music and art major at the State University. She works at local gallery, where she is a manager and sings there once a week. She hopes to buy her own gallery someday. Liz has been her bestfriend since childhood. The only real relationship she has had was with Billy Darden, which ended about a year ago because he cheated on her.
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I've never done this before so I hope this summary was what it should be.

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posted on 2-Jan-2003 3:15:58 PM by tabasco sauce
Hey Chica!

I wouldn't mind being Max, if he's still available. I've been getting back into rpgs. lol. This one looked too cute to resist.

::hugs::

-Andy*happy*
posted on 2-Jan-2003 4:49:20 PM by Sugarplum7
Well, I am not really sure about the whole profile stuff for Liz. I am just going to basically make her like the show and stuff. I hope no one minds.

Liz Parker

Liz is basically the girl next door. She has been like that her entire life, and has never really cared to change it. School and friends are the most important things to her at the moment. She still has both her parents, who care about her very much and are extremely proud, and since Maria and her were childhood friends, Amy is basically a second mother to her. It is the same for Maria, the Parkers view her as a second daughter.

Liz has had a couple of boyfriends, but none of them were really serious, and she isn’t looking to find one right now, but it looks like all of that is about to change.

~*~ ~*~ ~*~

I don’t know if there was anything else that needs to be included, but if there is, I’ll add and amend.

Hugs,
Katie

PS. Hi Andy!

posted on 2-Jan-2003 6:58:22 PM by moonbeam4747
Isabel:

Her life is GOOD! Her parents are rich, and give her anything she wants. But she decided long ago that she wanted to be more than a trust-fund story. That's why she makes her own money modeling whenever the chance arises. Which isn't very often, because she is a full time student at the State University (sorry I don't know where this is going to be based, so I just took nyprincess87's prompt) majoring in fashion design. She's never really had a serious relationship, but it isn't from lack of trying. She's gone out with lots of guys. The two that lasted the longest were Grant and Jesse. But when it came time to take it to that next level, she just couldn't commit. Some would say she's a bitch, and they would probably be right. If they didn't really know her that is. Deep down she is a nice person. You just have to get past the ice queen exterior to find that out. She would do anything for the ones she loves.

I didn't know whether Max and Isabel were siblings, so I just left that out. If they are, I'll edit. Thanks, Bye! *happy*
posted on 2-Jan-2003 7:44:16 PM by qt4167013
Kyle's summary:

Kyle is the typical jock. He plays football, basketball, and lacrosse. His father was sheriff and all the girls swooned over him. He is good looking and he knows it.

He has a scholorship to play football for the state university, but instead of continuing being a player he feels he wants a steady girlfriend and wants to be able to make a commitment.

He had only his father growing up and never had that much money. He is into Buddah and his necklase is of Buddah which he NEVER takes off. Not even for football.

His only problem is he is a drunk and next to his Buddah charm is the AA symbol.
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I am still willing to play Alex. I have a funny idea for him as well. Bmail me and if you like it I can tell whoever plays alex!
posted on 2-Jan-2003 8:16:06 PM by Liz_Parker
Great profiles all!!!! And tabasco sauce, Max is Urs :D Well, here's my Serena profile. Oh,btw, Max and Iz are NOT brother and sister *happy*





Serena


Serena used to live with her mother, but got kicked out for having one to many friends over at a party. She never really had a steady boyfriend. Just a few "flings" as her friends had called them. Serena's only close relative is her cousin,Liz. They would talk on the phone and send letters everyonce in awhile just to keep in touch. She's not really looking for a relationship....but if the oppurtuinty comes, she'll take it!
posted on 2-Jan-2003 8:30:30 PM by qt4167013
kicked out? rough.

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posted on 2-Jan-2003 11:02:21 PM by Cominatcha
Hey!! This sounds like a really fun RPG!! I'd love to play Michael!! I'll wait for your response, and then I'll post a profile!!
posted on 3-Jan-2003 2:15:46 PM by Liz_Parker
Hey Ashley, Michael's Urs!
posted on 3-Jan-2003 4:21:50 PM by tabasco sauce
I'm not sure how I want Max's character to play out, so for now, he's going to act like the guy we all know and love from the show. I may add a few quirks to spice things up, but that's it. Thanks for letting me join. *happy* I'm iffy about this character summary, so if anyone has any better ideas, tell me.
::hugs::
-Andy*happy*
PS: 'Hi' to you too, Katie!! I haven't talked to you in a loooog time! How has life been treating you? Are you still working at VS?

Max Evans

Max Evans was that shy, mysterious guy in high school...That is, until he started dating the beautiful Tess Harding. Being with Tess was every guy's dream come true. She was pretty, popular, and extremely easy. It was no surprise to anyone when he proposed to her right after graduation.
But Max's world fell apart when he caught Tess making out with the paper boy, 2 days before they were to leave for Northwestern.
Lonely and heartbroken, Max decides to go to the State University with his best friend Michael, in hopes of rediscovering the person he once was, before Tess runined him.


posted on 3-Jan-2003 5:02:07 PM by Cominatcha
Michael profile---

Michael Guerin is a rebel. He doesn't play by the rules, and he really doesn't care what people think about him. He has a few close friends---Max, Kyle, Alex---that he keeps close, but that's basically all, though he does think of Max more as a brother than a friend.

Michael lives a somewhat dull life. He doesn't get out a lot, and he doesn't date. Most of the time, he just sits at home and watches TV, but, if there's not a hockey game on and no one else is home, he drags out his easle and begins to paint. No one knows that he likes art, and he wants to keep it that way.

Michael only dated one girl in high-school, but it was a short term thing. They never really had any chemistry, so it didn't work out. To this day, he knows almost nothing about girls, what they like, what they don't, etc.

Michael doesn't see his life going anywhere, and he's okay with that, because he can paint, and as long as he can paint, then he's okay.



Sorry, I made this really quick, so it's seriously stupid.
posted on 3-Jan-2003 6:04:06 PM by Liz_Parker
Well, I'm gonna go ahead and start off
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~*Serena*~


So, here we are. We're all packed and about to head off to California.


I look at all my best friends.

"Ready Serena?", Maria asks me.

"Yeah....let's go!"

She nods and we all pile into her Jetta. Some how or other we managed to fit all our stuff into such a little car.

"Everybody get buckled!", I hear Liz say.

We do and head off....to our new homes....and new lifes.
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P.S- Sorry that sucked!!
posted on 3-Jan-2003 8:27:26 PM by qt4167013
I still say I will play Alex....
posted on 3-Jan-2003 9:08:32 PM by nyprincess87
*~Maria~*

I couldn't keep the smile off my face as we drove towards California. I already secured a job for myself at a local art gallery, which I was totally excited about. I looked over at my bestfriend Liz, and her cousin Serena and turned up the radio. I could Serena laugh and start to sing from where she sat in the back seat.

There was one more girl that we would be rooming with. Isabel Ramirez. Serena had met with her a couple of times but I have never met her. I just hoped she was nice. "God, Liz can you believe it, we're finally getting out of that stupid town!"


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So this is it. We are actually leaving the small town that we have grown up in. A town that has watched us every moment of our lives. Should I be sublimely happy about this all? Embarking on a new life? Going into a new city, a new state to find whatever we are looking for? If this is what we wanted, it looks like we are succeeding.

I look out the passenger window as the familiar sign stating the Roswell “city” limits. After all those years of planning and looking, our new life is now within our grasps. California. Just the name of that state opens possibilities.

Out of the Three of us, Maria was the only one that was lucky enough to secure a job. That is something I really don’t want to think about. How hard is it going to be to find a job? I am going to need one to pay the rent and the countless shopping excursions that we are bound to go on. Not to mention the bills. What have I gotten into?

“Isn’t this going to be great, Liz?” I hear Serena say from behind me, pulling me out of my thoughts. “Just think about it.”

I do as she says. I know that it will all work out, eventually. Everything will be fine. I’ll get a job, we’ll get settled in our apartment, and . . . Everything will just work out on its own.

“Yeah,” I say. I can’t stop the smile that comes to my face. “This is going to be great.” I am with my family and my friends. As long as I have them, I'll be just fine.


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Hi all. I have a question about something. Where are they going in California?

posted on 3-Jan-2003 11:29:07 PM by Sugarplum7
posted on 4-Jan-2003 12:12:30 AM by tabasco sauce
~*Max Part*~
I drive home in my jeep, feeling the strong California sun beat down on my back. It sucks that it's such a beautiful day, considering it's been worst day of my life. If I ruled the world, today it would be cloudy and rainy...maybe that would reflect my current mood.

Turning down my street, I see Michael painting on my front porch. With all his flaws, Michael is an incredible artist. His talents got him a partial scholarship at the State University. Sure, he's going to be taking a limited number of classes, but it's still a great opportunity for him. You see- Michael's never been the brightest bulb on the tree. He went to class, but nothing ever seemed to interest him. As a result, he got some pretty bad grades. It didn't bother him though, because in the end, he knew he'd still have his art to turn to.

Well, to be honest, that's a hell of a lot more than I got at the moment. You see, my fiancee and I just broke up. We were supposed to be going to college together, in two days no less, but now I don't know what I'll be doing.

Turning into my driveway, I see Michael look up from his easel. "Back so soon?" He asks with a grin. "I thought you and Tess might be spending a little more time together....you know...now that you're engaged and all." I turn to him and glare. "Well, Tess and I aren't together anymore Michael. I caught her making out with the paper boy." He looks at me, clearly stunned. Turning his gaze back to his painting, he sighs.

"Well, Maxwell. What did I tell you about commiting to a single person at our age? It sounds cute, but it's next to impossible. Tess may have had a hot bod, but let's face it- the girl's a ho." I look at him and groan. I guess that's Michael's way of being a supportive friend.

"It's not that easy, Michael. She was my first girlfriend, my first kiss, my first time. She was my fiancee! It's just hard, you know?" He looks at me and thinks for a moment.

"Well, if it's bothering you that much, think of mud. Mud is dirty, slimy, unattractive. When you think of Tess, think of mud, and all will be well." I roll my eyes as I proceed to unbuckle my seatbelt. Mud? That sounds pretty strange to me. But anything will do right now.

"Mud...okay. That solves that problem. But what about college, huh? I can't go to Northwestern. Tess....Mud'll be there." He looks at me and grins.

"Maxwell...why don't you go to the State University with me? I'm got an apartment with these two guys...Kyle and Alex...and we're looking for a forth roommate. With your transcript, you're sure to get in. And wouldn't you like to stay in Cali, away from Chicago and Tess?"

I look at him, and smile, for the first time all day.

"Yeah, that sounds pretty damn good."

~*End Max*~
posted on 4-Jan-2003 1:08:55 AM by moonbeam4747
Isabel:

Wow, I can't believe what I've gotten myself into! Why, oh, why did I tell Daddy that I didn't need his money? Now, I'm going to have to SHARE an apartment with two girls I've never even met, and one that I have only met twice. How can I go from having a whole floor to myself in the mansion to a tiny little apartment crowed with three other girls? As I pack the rest of my things I look around at my room. The lacey pink curtains, the clouds Mom had painted on my walls when I was ten. Okay, on second thought maybe getting out of this place won't be so bad. And Serena seemed really nice when I met her.

Its time to stop whining and get my life together, without my parents' money to fund it. And the first step to doing that is to get a job. I slowly pick up the news paper. I cringe as the ink stains my hands. You would think with all of this new technology they keep coming up with thet would invent an ink that doesn't rub off. I mean Star Wars Episode II can be captured from its digital source, but they can't come up with something to keep my hands clean! Did I just make a reference to science fiction? I did, oh god! I'm turning into a geek. Help! I turn on MTV. There, that's better.

I sit down on my formerly pink and purple ruffled bed and read the want ads. Yay! Here's one I might like.

Healthy young girls needed. A cups need not apply.

On second thought, maybe not. Ooohh, here we go.

Models needed. For more information call Angel Talent Agency

That I can do. Hell yeah, all them beauty pagents Mom put me in are actually going to come in handy. After doing Shirley Temple's tap dance from the Little Princess in front of 1,000 people this is gonna be a piece of cake! Plus, having that you are the former Miss Teen California on your resume looks pretty spiffy. Money here I come!

I know she sounds a little ah, *cough* bitchy *cough*, but I promise there is hope for Isabel yet. Maybe she just needs a little reality check from her new room mates. hint, hint
*wink*
posted on 4-Jan-2003 1:24:05 AM by nyprincess87
*~Maria~*

We pulled up to the apartment building and I could feel the adrenaline pushing through my veins. Liz, Serena,and I started to unload the car, all just wanting to get this part over with, so we could start decorating our apartment and making it ours.

I ran downstairs to get another box when I noticed a guy, not just a guy, but a sexy guy. He had brown spiky hair, and eyes that a girl could get lost in. Those hands, oh my god those hands! Total fanatasy material. I think he could feel my stare and turned around to look at me. I could see a smirk form on his face and decided to go meet my new neighbor.

I walked over to this guy who would topping my spank file fanatasy list and held out my hand. "Hi, I'm Maria."
posted on 4-Jan-2003 1:38:56 PM by qt4167013
Kyle-

I load up all the boxes and take one last look at my house.

Its time to start over, a new life.

With a heavy heart I jump in Tracy, my 1996 mustang convertable, and drive off. I am going to state, which means no one I know will be there, which means I can start over.

When I finally reach the dorms I notice a dark haired girl. I gawk at her.

"Liz, is that you?"
posted on 4-Jan-2003 6:43:35 PM by Cominatcha
Sorry, I know this isn't the right time to post, but Michael's gotta say something to Maria . . .

*MICHAEL*

"Maria . . ." I let the name roll over my tongue and out my lips slowly, extending it, holding it out as long as I can. "Hey." I turn my back to her then, prepared to leave. I'm not much of a people person. Max is REALLY the only person that I can confide in when I need to.

"Aren't you going to introduce yourself?" the girl . . . Maria . . . asks.

I sigh. "Not if I don't want to."

She grunts. "You're real social."

"Aren't I?" Those are the last words I say to her before I leave her standing out in the hallway alone . . .




Okay, I know that Michael sounds a little mean, but maybe Maria can find a way to get him to open up . . . wink wink, wink wink
posted on 4-Jan-2003 7:41:18 PM by nyprincess87
*~Maria~*

What a jerk! "Don't ever knock on my door when you run out of milk." I screamed down the hallway. Okay not exactly the best response but I always made sure to get the last word.

I went back down to the car to get one of my last box out of the car. This box was my dad/Billy box. Those two men and shaped my life. I had a lot of trouble trusting people after that. Billy had found a way to get her to open up to make her trust him. Then he had cheated on her.

Her mother had taughter he the box trick, when ever her mother broke up with another man, she would put everything that reminded her of him in a box. At this point in her life Maria had only those two boxes, one for her father and one for Billy.

Maria picked up the box and turned around to open the door with her back. When she opened the door she felt herself bump into someone. Maria looked up into the eyes of jerk boy and sighed. What a way to begin her new life! Maria sighed when he just stood above her not offering to help. She picked herself off the floor and looked him right in the eye. "You know buddy I don't know what your problem is but get over it, and quick!" With that Maria pushed past Michael into the apartment building.
posted on 4-Jan-2003 8:49:12 PM by qt4167013
ill still play alex....note how persistent I am...
posted on 4-Jan-2003 9:04:55 PM by moonbeam4747
Isabel:

I pull up in front of what will soon be my new home. I have seen it before and it depresses me just as much this time as it did then. Oooohhh! Is that grafiti? How urban. I put my brand new BMW in park. It's a good thing Uncle Cal gave me this car, because if my parents had paid for it, according to my new rule I would have to give it back. And there is no way in hell I'm going to part with my car.

I open my door and put one black leather boot clad foot onto the parking lot concrete and cringe. Shouldn't they keep this place cleaner? I thought that's what inmates were for. Hesitantly I grab one of the boxes out off the back seat. Its a good thing I talked my love-sick former neighbor, Todd, into bringing over the rest of my things earlier. Trying my best to still look like a goddess while lugging around a huge box I make my way to the front of the building.

Just outside the door I see a guy with spiky hair, too bad, no way does he have a chance to get with me with that hair. Ignoring him completely a walk through the door. Inside I see a petite blonde girl waiting for the elevator, she is holding a box also. Could this be one of my new room mates? I hope not, she could be competition. I press the elevator button, even though its obvious she had already done so once. She looks agravated. I really don't care, but I decide to play nice just in case she is my new room mate.

I look down at her and in my most intimidating voice I introduce my self. "I'm Isabel Rameriez, and you are..."
posted on 4-Jan-2003 9:23:29 PM by tabasco sauce
nyprincess87: I loved the reference to the guy box. It reminded me of an episode of the Gilmore Girls. Is that where you got it from?
::hugs::
-Andy*happy*


~*Max*~

Standing in my new apartment, I proceed to unpack a box labled 'books'. I lucked out and got a single room. I know I would have ended up sharing with Michael, and as much as I like him, I doubt I could have handled him for more than a night. You see, Michael tends to keep his crap spread out over the floor. And when he's inspired, he wakes up in the middle of the night to paint. I have nothing against creativity, but waking up to the smell of achrillic in middle of the night is not a pleasant feeling.

Stacking a few paper backs on the shelf, I here the front door creak open. Hoping to meet one of my new roomates, I set down the box and head out to the front entrance. When I see Michael, I can't help but roll my eyes.

"Maxwell, why so blue? You don't look too happy to see me." I shoot him a look, and then proceed to reply to his comments. "Michael, I thought you might be Alex or Kyle. Where are they anyway? They sure as hell better exist, if not, I'm applying for a dorm room, asap."

Michael looks at me and laughs. "Calm down, man. They exist, they're just taking a little longer to get here. They're not from the state. Stop being such a wuss."

I roll my eyes and walk back toward my room. Before I can enter, I hear Michael call me back to the front door. "You know, Maxwell, you might be able to get over Tess....Mud...sooner than you think. I saw this chick out in the hall. Blonde, nice bod, a little fiery though. The thing is, she must have roomates. A whole apartment full of hot, female roomates. You're going to get laid before you can even say your ex-fiancees name."

I let out a groan in protest. "Michael, I am not going to sleep with some random girl from down the hall. For the time being, I'm going to focus on my work. I want to get my grades up so I can transfer into another school at the end of the year."

He looks at me and grins. "Suit yourself, Maxwell. But you sure as hell don't know what you're passing up"

~End Max~
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After putting all of my bags and the couple of boxes that I had, I was ready to take a look around the neighborhood. I just felt that a walk would be a good idea. We still had a good half hour before the movers were going to arrive with our things. I might as well use the time as best as I could.

I slowly made my way to the campus grounds, looking around at the different buildings for all the dorm rooms. I guess it is a good thing I have an apartment. I am too used to having my own space, and sharing an even smaller room with someone else is just too tight.

I run my hand through my hair and shield my eyes from the bright sunlight, checking my watch to see if I should head back to the room. Maybe what’s her name is there . . . Isabel. According to Serena she sounds like a nice girl. It would be fun getting to know her.

I turn around and head back to the apartment that is not quite home yet. That is when I hear someone call my name.

“Liz? Is that you?” I turn around and try to look for a familiar face. Scanning the crowd, I see none other than Kyle Valenti.

“Kyle?” I whisper to myself as I try to get a closer look. It is! It is Kyle! I didn’t know he was going here. I guess he didn’t really know I was going here either. “Kyle!” I exclaim as I run over to him.

“Liz, I didn’t know you were going here. I thought—“

“Yeah,” I say, cutting him off. I know what he was going to say, and I don’t want to think about it. “I couldn’t find a scholarship that would cover what Mom and Dad couldn’t so we thought it would be a good idea to just go here with Maria for two years and transfer when we had enough money.”

“Oh,” he said, still shocked to see me here.

“So? Do you have a dorm here?”

“No,” he says as he switches hands, lightly throwing his keys into his left hand. “I am rooming with three other guys in an apartment.”

“Oh, so why are you . . .”

“I needed to drop off some papers.” He pointed to the manila folder under his left arm.

“It was nice seeing you again,” I say as I check my watch. “I really should get going before Maria goes ballistic on me. I’ll talk with you later. Okay, Kyle?” I say as I run to get back. I just hope Maria wasn’t paying attention or waiting for me.

I check both sides of the street and rush towards the front door of our building. “Hey! Wait! Can you hold that door for a second?” I call out to the guy just walking in. He does, holding his box under his right arm, using his left to keep the door open for me. “Thanks.”

“Welcome,” he says. I can’t help but notice how nice his voice sounds.

“Just moving in?” I ask with a smile.

“Yeah,” he says as we walk down the hall together.

“So am I,” I say. “Maybe I’ll see you in the halls sometime.” I smile once again. For some reason I can’t help it around him. Maybe it's his eyes. I have never seen anyone with that shade in my life. They are a light golden brown . . . almost amber. His bangs fall lightly over his forehead and I just want to reach out and push them back.

What? Did I just think that? Oh god, I have to get away. Uh. How do I do that?

It looks like he is going to take the elevator. Elevator! That's it! I can take the stairs! Yes! He takes the elevator and I take the stairs. Sounds good to me.

“Maybe,” he says as a small smile makes its way to his lips. I have to get out of here before he notices I am looking at his lips.

“I’ll see you around,” I say as I open the door to the stairs. I take a deep breath and run up the stairs to our floor. Please Maria, please don’t be worried about me or where I was.


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What did you think? If you don’t like, I can easily edit it.

Hugs,
Katie




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posted on 4-Jan-2003 10:06:08 PM by Sugarplum7
posted on 4-Jan-2003 10:27:10 PM by nyprincess87
*~Maria~*

I looked up at Isabel and cringed, oh god this is the my new room mate? I wanted to slap the haughty look right off her face. By the tone of her voice I could tell she didn't think much of the place. I heard footsteps and watched jerk boy run up the stairs. "Maria De Luca one of your new room mates."

I could feel her eyes roam up and down my body. Not in a sexual, lesbian way but in a checking out the competition way. Not that I would be competition for perfect little Isabel over here. "Come on I'll show you our new apartment."

I sighed as I stepped into the elevator. First jerk boy, now princess over here, god what's next?


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posted on 5-Jan-2003 1:07:38 AM by qt4167013
Kyle-

Wow. It has been a long time since I have seen Liz. She was the girl you know? The girl that you meet at summer camp, or just the girl you run into and have a great conversation with and than its over.

Liz and I met at...well summer camp. Maria was there too and that was the best summer ever. We were called the three musketeers(sp?) and we were the trouble makers.

I also had the biggest crush on Liz. Even at 15 she was gorgous. With that silky brown hair and eyes you could get lost in. I got over it though and since that summer we all have stayed in touch.

I think of both Liz and Maria as sisters and since my dad sucks, I talk to them.

I sigh as I walk up the stairs to my apartment. I never take the elevator. Stairs give you more excersize and I need all I can before I start practice with their football team.

I finger the necklace I am wearing and sigh to myself.

This time I am starting over. No wild parties, no drinking. I am going to study and play sports and make a name for myself. The AA symbol burns a whole in my hand as I grip to it reciting my mantra in my head as I begin my journy.
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so????? I can always edit...also Liz_Parker...if you still need Alex..
posted on 5-Jan-2003 2:08:44 PM by tabasco sauce
~Max~

Walking back into my apartment, I see Michael sitting on the couch watching a preseason hockey game. Typical. The one thing other than painting that Michael loves is hockey. The Devils, The Red Wings, The Avalanche. As long as the Rangers aren't playing Michael will be there, sitting on the couch, eating a bag of pretzels.

"Why hello, Maxwell. Care to explain that grin on your face? It looks to me like someone got lucky!" I pick a pretzel off the floor and throw it at Michael's head. "Michael, I did not get lucky. I saw this cute girl in the hall, that's all. She got my mind off Mud, even if it was for a second."

Hiding his smile, he turns off the tv. Uh-oh. This can't be good. If Michael turns of a hockey game, it means that something around him seems a lot more interesting. At the moment, that would be me...and the brunette from the hall.

"It's not what you think, man. I just held the door open for her. No big deal. Plus, I'm not getting involved with anyone. I just broke off an engagement for Christ's sake!"

He looks at me and shrugs his shoulders. "Maxwell, who said anything about getting involved? Just put the moves on her, and be done with it. No big deal. Not every relationship has to end up with a marriage proposal."

I roll my eyes and begin to walk away. Just as I'm about to enter my room, I hear Michael's voice. "Mawell, if she's anything like the girl from down the hall, then I feel for you. Something tells me that living in this building is going to be a lot more than any of us expected."

~end max~


posted on 5-Jan-2003 2:22:05 PM by Liz_Parker
Hey Madison, I agave U Alex *happy*, I'm gonna post a really really short part.
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~*Serena*~

I sigh as I see Maria come in with Isabel. And neither of them seem to enthused to be with the other.


"So.....Isabel, enjoying the place?", I ask with a plastered smile.


She shrugs and goes around surveiling the place. I swear I see her scrunching up her nose at the stuff we have.

I roll my eyes and sit down.......I have a feeling we're gonna have a LOT of getting used to.

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posted on 5-Jan-2003 4:54:19 PM by qt4167013
YEAH I AM ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry, let me calm myself down...one...two....three..ok calm.

Summary:

Alex is or more currently WAS an army brat. Moving all the time and only hanging out with other army brats. Now that he is at college he wants to make new friends. He makes fun of everyone and everything and always has a joke to tell. You can't help but like him, he might seem annoying but after a while you start to love him. Alex, unlike in the show, has filled out a little more and doesn't look so nerdy. He still is in love with computers, but plays baseball. (I don't like nerdy alex, he is going to be cool) Is in a band.

Cool? Ill post soon, got to finish my project....
posted on 5-Jan-2003 6:01:37 PM by Liz_Parker
That's great *happy*
posted on 5-Jan-2003 6:08:46 PM by nyprincess87
*~Maria~*


I watch Isabel as she seems to stick her nose up at the apartment and our stuff. I look over at Serena and raise my eyebrows. I can't believe this is the girl she chose to live with us. I almost wish I was back in Roswell, almost. I walk over to Serena and whisper in her ear. "I cannot be held responsible if I take out barbie."

Serena gives me a be nice look and I smile back at her. I walk over to my room to go call Sean. After the second ring I hear the familar voice. "Hello."

"Hey Sean."

"Yo, M. So how's life in Sunny California?"

"It's okay, my room mate is a snob, and this guy down the hall is a major jerk, sexy as hell but a jerk."

"So take him to bed and teach him how to treat a lady."

"God, Sean!"

"I have some bad news."

"Bad news?"

"Billy's looking for you."

"Oh, god."

"Look I have a lady friend ovr so I'll call you later, don't forget to call Amy, you know how she gets."

"Yeah, talk to you later Sean."

"Bye, M."

I hang up the phone and close my eyes, the last thing I want to deal with is Billy Darden. I need to talk to Liz.

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posted on 5-Jan-2003 6:47:37 PM by Cominatcha
*MICHAEL*

The hockey game started to get boring, and so did Max. He started studying again, the way he always does, and my other two roomates seemed to be MIA, so I decided to walk around the apartment complex a little bit. You know, survey my surroundings.

I heard my stomach grumble, so I decided that it would be best to find a vending muachine of some sort where I could get a candy bar for a few almost worthless in the real world quaters.

I stepped out the door and ran smack-dab into that Maria girl. I didn't bother to apologize, and either did she. She kept on running down the hall frantically like she was looking for someone. I couldn't help but laugh when she tripped over a pop bottle.

She turned and glared at me, and I stopped laughing.

"Shut up you asshole!" she shouted, and then continued running down the hall.

I couldn't stop smiling, though, as I watched her go, because I couldn't help it. There was something about that chick that I liked . . .

. . . and I don't like ANYTHING about ANYONE . ..
posted on 5-Jan-2003 8:31:05 PM by nyprincess87
*~Maria~*

I could still hear him laughing as I walked down the hall and felt my blood boil. No one laughs at Maria De Luca! In the first grade when Tommy Butler had made fun of her lips Sean had showed her a mean right hook.

I walked right up to him and looked him in the eye. I was about to slug him but one look in his eyes and I couldn't help what happened next. I pulled him closer to me and planted my lips on his. I could feel his tongue asking for entrance, Maria moaned in his mouth as he stroked her tongue with his own.

"Maria!" Shit! I pulled away from the pair of softest lips I had ever kissed. God how did he find me? I thought back about how much my mother had loved him and knew exactly how he find her, damn mom!

"Billy what are you doing here?"

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After clearing the steps I stop to take a breath on the landing before I open the door to our floor. If I keep meeting that guy with those eyes I have a feeling that I am going to be taking the stairs a lot more. I just hope he doesn’t start to think I have some aversion to him or elevators. That is going to get a laugh if I have to explain that to . . . well, anyone. But I can’t start to think about him. I really need to focus on the courses I am taking. I told Mom and Dad that I would keep my GPA the same. I promised that I wouldn’t focus on things other than school. And what happens. I meet some random guy at the front door who makes my thoughts stray.

I open the door and start to walk down the hall, not at all expecting to see the sight before me. Maria and Billy? How in the world did he get here? I don’t even remember any of us telling him where we were headed, let alone the address. And who is that guy with the really bad haircut? I continue to proceed down the hall, not at all sure if I should even get in the middle of this. Should I just leave it between them? No. Maria never wanted to see him again, and I am NOT about to leave my best friend in a situation like that alone, with only some strange guy at her back.

I tuck my hair behind my ears and push it over my shoulders to get it out of my face. I don’t know what I am getting into, but I don’t really care. Maria needs me. I don’t know how I know, but she does. I did not leave friends when they needed me in the past, and I am not going to start making that a habit now. My friends are important to me. If they need me, I am there. It doesn’t matter where I am or what I am doing. And right now, Maria needs me.

“Ria?” I ask, making my presence known as I walk past Billy to stand at her side. I catch the smile that she gives me as I stand beside her. The other guy there, falling to the back of my mind.

I smile back at her in reassurance, with my back to Billy I mouth, I’m here for you. I take her hand in mine, the way we have done since we were eight, when we stood up against people together. It was known, if you mess with one of us, you deal with both of us.

“Is everything okay?” I ask as I look at the three people in the hall, but make sure the question is focused on Maria.


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posted on 5-Jan-2003 9:46:16 PM by Sugarplum7
posted on 5-Jan-2003 9:46:48 PM by moonbeam4747
Isabel:

I walk aorund the apartment looking at everything. Man, these girls have style, at least I can give them that. Even if their style does look like it came from the local Wal Mart. I see Maria whisper something to Serena. Its probably about me. People all ways whisper about me. Being beautiful causes it, I guess. I'm kinda disappointed in my room mates. Why did they all have to be so pretty. I mean Maria has that whole water fairy thing going on, Serena is the hip and trendy kind of pretty, and Liz, that girl is fresh from the farm innocent. They all could be trouble.

Mariaand Liz are no where to be seen. Oh well, they must've left. I start to lay down my ground rules to the other one.

"I require one hour of uninterupted bathroom time every morning. Most days my classes start at eight so that would mean from 6:45 to 7:45 the bathroom is mine. No one, I repeat, no one will ever get my permission to borrow my clothes, so don't bother asking. Though I don't think you'll want to since you don't look as if you could fill them out correctly. I have a job, there fore I do have money. I have rich relatives, therefore I have a car. Don't ask to borrow either. Upon occasion I may or may not offer to give you a ride. I am not completely without a heart. If you bring guys over and I am present, do not be surprised if they suddenly lose all interest in you upon seeing me. It happens, its just one of those things we will have to work past. I'm sure there's more, but I can't remember all of it right now. If you have any questions concerning the things I just said, ask. I know I may seem hard to approach, because I am, but you are going to be one of my new best friends. I want us to have an honest relationship with each other. So feel free to ask my advice on any topic, except how to attract a guy. You seem to be marginally blessed in the looks department, so if you don't know how to use what God has given you by now, there'e nothing I can do to remedy the situation. I'm going to take the room with the yellow walls, will that be a problem?"

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posted on 5-Jan-2003 9:57:14 PM by Sugarplum7
Hi all,

Me again. I just had to pop in after that Iz part. Playing with her is going to be fun! Heehee!

But I have a question. How are the rooms getting split? I am guessing that there are two rooms, each room is going to have two people?

Just by looking at the character dynamics, Maria is NOT going to want to room with Iz. After the ground rules (which I loved by the way, great idea, great touch, heehee) I think Serena just realized everything she has gotten into. LOL! Liz and Iz haven't really met, but that should be fun. I can't wait for that to happen. They are just so different, their outlooks are just drastically apart.

To sum up, who is whose "roommate"?

Hugs,
Katie
posted on 5-Jan-2003 10:01:51 PM by moonbeam4747
Hi, as for the room arrangements I really don't mind whatever you guys decide. I'm up for anything. And just to let you guys know, I am nothing like the Isabel I have created. She's taken on a live of her own. Its so much fun to be someone so different from the person I actually am. I'm loving this RPG SO MUCH! You guys are like such great writers its going to be great working with all of you. I think I'm looking forward to Isabel's reality check as much as anyone. SO be harsh, I mean she's a real biatch, lol!

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posted on 5-Jan-2003 10:08:21 PM by Sugarplum7
The same goes for me. I am fine with Liz going with either of the girls. And I don't think Liz is going to say anything about Iz anytime soon, unless Iz says something derogatory about Serena or Maria. If she does I am not responsible for Liz's actions. LOL! But on a whole, Liz is very softspoken and optimistic, so she isn't going to say anything rude or mean about Iz. At least I hadn't planned on it.

And moonbeam, the thought that you were like Iz never crossed my mind. I am just ecstatic that you are having fun in your role!


posted on 5-Jan-2003 10:14:55 PM by tabasco sauce
quote:
moonbeam4747 originally wrote:
I'm loving this RPG SO MUCH! You guys are like such great writers its going to be great working with all of you. I think I'm looking forward to Isabel's reality check as much as anyone. SO be harsh, I mean she's a real biatch, lol!


Hey girls! I'd have to agree with moonbeam. Everyone in this RPG has great writing skills. Looks like everything is clicking. tee hee.

Moonbeam: You are doing such a great job with Isabel. You're right, she is a bit of a biatch. But at the same time, I have a feeling that by the time this rpg ends, she'll be a lot more human. Living with 3 other people will do that to a person. lol. Keep up the good work!!

Katie: It's been awhile since I've chatted with you...or any of the other girls for that matter. How has life been treating you? Are you still working at VS? I am so happy you're playing Liz. I hope you and I can make the dream come alive in the rpg. lol.

Hugs,

Andy*happy*
posted on 5-Jan-2003 11:14:41 PM by nyprincess87
*~Maria~*

I smile gratefully at Liz and my hold on her hand tightens. I still can't keep the kiss out of my thoughts and try to mentally shake myself. "Billy what are you doing here?"

"I came to see you and I find you already attached to someone else's lips. Guess you're like your mother after all."

I could feel the tears start to pool in my eyes my mother was always a very sensitive subject for me. He of all people knows that. I can't deal with him right now, I can't let him see me weaken. I turned around to head back to my apartment when I felt his hand on my arm. Where's Sean when you need him?
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I can feel Maria tighten her grip on my hand. I knew that she needed me. I simply stand there, next to her, silently giving her support. I needed to let her know I was there for her, but she had to do this on her own. She needed to get it through that idiot’s thick skull that she was not going to deal with him or any of his crap anymore.

I know that was mean, but as the friend I needed to support her. I didn’t really like Billy, but he used to make her happy. He didn’t mistreat her, so I just kept my mouth shut. But when she was done with him, and she had good reason to dump him, believe me she did, I was behind her completely. There was no need for more of an explanation.

But what will need an explanation of her kissing the guy I previously saw in the hall . . . that is still standing there watching us like we were some television show, waiting for something to happen that would hold his interest more than whatever it was he enjoyed doing.

When he brought up Amy, I was about to launch myself at him. He knew that was a button he was not supposed to go near, but he did it anyway. My eyes dart to Maria. I could tell she was fighting the tears, and I knew right then that she had to get out of here. She never, and I mean never cried in front of people. The only people she cried in front of were Sean and I. My parents, even though they were parents to her, practically, never saw her shed a tear once.

When I felt her pull away and head toward the door of the apartment, I simply released my hold on her hand and let her go. I stood there and watched as he took a step toward her and grabbed her arm. Oh no. He did not just do that. He just brought up a very sore subject for Maria and takes a hold of her arm like he is sorry and they belong together again!? I don’t think so!

I step in front of him and push his arm down, making him let go of Maria’s arm. “No!” I say, not caring if my voice is too loud, not caring that I am so angry with him that I am not in control of what is coming out of my mouth. “No, you don’t, Billy! Can’t you get it through your head that she doesn’t want you! You don’t bring up Amy casually and hurt her like that!”

I shove him back, keeping some space between them. I don’t care if he does have well over a hundred pounds on me. You don’t mess with my friends like that! Least of all my BEST friend!

“You have to be kidding me! After what you did, you think that you come after her, say you want her back and that’s it!” I can hear my voice ringing in my ears and I know it is echoing down the hall.

He tries to go around me to get his hands on her again and I counter to move in front of him.

“Liz, come on,” he says.

“No! What you did to track her down, that is verging on stalking, Billy. Do you think I am going to let a stalker near my best friend? If you do then you have seriously lost your mind.”

“God damnit, Liz! I just want to talk with Maria. Will you—”

I see him take a strong step forward. And that is when I knew, that is when I knew that words would not get him to back off. When his arm stretched out to grab her arm, I took hold of it, hoping that this would work. With all my strength I tried to put those couple of weeks in that self-defense class that Mom made me take.

I stood there in shock for a couple of seconds, just looking down at him. The wind knocked out of his lungs, and mind most likely spinning. I just flipped Billy to the floor, which created the loudest “thud” I had ever heard. The vibrations shook through the walls, it shook the floor, and I just waited for people to come out of their room to see what was going on. First the yelling, then the thud, they had to know that something was going on out here.

And just then a door opened, the one that Maria was trying to reach a minute ago. Two girls came racing out, Serena and Isabel. A couple other doors down the hall opened in both directions, but no one else came out. I guess they figured that they didn’t know any of the people in the hall so they didn’t have a need to come out.

When Billy started to stand on his feet again, I took a step closer, my stance ready. If he wanted round two I was not about to let him think I was going to make it easy.

I looked up from Billy to someone else running down the hall. It was him. The guy at the door. This is just great.

I take a step back, letting him get up to his feet. This time I can’t stop the wince from passing my lips. I bring my left arm up to lightly massage my shoulder. The pain is evident when I first touch it, but I push it to the back of my mind. I just hope that Billy leaves. If not, maybe the “big, strong man” standing behind me could keep this guy away from her. Shouldn’t he? it appeared that he had his tongue in her mouth. He should. Shouldn’t he?


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What did you think? I kinda took a lot of liberties. If someone doesn’t like it I can take it out and the scene can go on a different path.

Hugs,
Katie


posted on 6-Jan-2003 3:44:50 AM by Sugarplum7
posted on 6-Jan-2003 4:38:41 AM by nyprincess87
*~Maria~*

Woah! Where the hell had Liz learned to do that? I couldn't keep the smile off my face at seeing Billy sprawled on his ass. I could hear doors being flung open and felt my face redden as I saw Serena with our new room mate come into the hall. The last thing I needed was to give princess something else to complain about.

Billy got up of the floor and looked me in the eye I could feel his anger and shivered. I was usually pretty good at holding my own, but not with Billy, never with Billy. "This isn't over Maria, you'll never find someone else who will put up with you. It's me or spend the rest of your life alone and miserable, like your mother." I could see him look Liz in the eye as he said that. I put my hand on Liz's shoulder to stop her from whatever she was about to do.

It wasn't that Billy actually gave a damn about it. I was a possesion to him nothing important, something to pretty much be used. He had made me feel special in the beginning and I had trusted him. He made me depend on him, so that I couldn't leave him. So when I finally did walk out of his life, it was a serious bruise to his ego, not his heart.

"Just leave Billy." He walked over to me and placed a kiss on my cheek that made my skin crawl and started to walk down the hallway.

He stopped right in front of...I realized then that I haven't even learned his name yet. Billy looked him in the eye and spat out. "Stay away from her."
posted on 6-Jan-2003 8:44:27 AM by qt4167013
iam a little lost. can someone b mail me and tell me what just happend?
posted on 6-Jan-2003 10:10:40 AM by Liz_Parker
~*Serena*~


I ran out of the apartment with Isabel as soon as I heard a huge *thud*.

"What's going on?", I ask silently.

"I'll tell ya later.....for now, just go back in the apartment and finish up what you can,ok?", came from Liz, so I shrugged and walked back inside the apartment.

I hear Isabel saying how "barbarrack" it is to act in such a way or whatever. Maybe we can get her out of this ice princess attitude.

I start putting up some stuff up as I hear something behind me so I turn around to see Kyle, I know him from pictures that Liz had sent me.

"Uh.....Kyle, right?".


He nods.

"Well then....nice to meet you"
posted on 6-Jan-2003 5:30:49 PM by moonbeam4747
Wow, these girls are just a basket full of surprises. I can't believe the sweet innocent looking Liz just kicked someones ass. A big male someone's ass. That's my kind of friend. But just for appearences I mutter "Barbarack!"

I turn to go back inside, then I have a thought. Taking my keys from my pocket I pull the pepper spray off and press it into Liz's hand as I pass. Quietly so only she can hear I say "Next time use this. Just as effective and less damaging to the nails." Things look as if they are under control, so I walk back inside with a smile. These girls are really starting to grow on me.
posted on 6-Jan-2003 6:06:22 PM by tabasco sauce
~Max~

After unpacking all of my stuff, I feel my stomach grumble. When was the last time I ate? It had to be before the big breakup. Since then, I've been scrambling to get all my crap together. Going to the State University was definately unexpected, so I really had to hussle.

When I reach the fridge, I open it, only to find it empty. I frown. Figures. Michael and I are too irresponsible to buy ourselves food. Ahh well. I might as well go out and check out the town.

I grab my keys and head out the door. When I enter the hall, I am greeted by a pretty bizarre site. Michael, the brunette from the all, 3 other girls, and a guy, stand over a hunched body. I walk closer, to see a guy about my age clutching his stomach.

"God Dammit Liz. Did you have to do that?" His question his directed toward the brunette I met earlier. She raises her eyebrows in apparent anger. "Billy, I told you to get that sorry ass of yours out of our building. You and Maria are over...finito...done. Get it?" He only nods at her.

Walking to Michael's side, I try to remain unnoticed. "What the hell just happend?" He looks at me, his face showing genuine concern. "That bastard there is the blonde's ex boyfriend. Apparantly, he thinks they're still together. One thing led to another and then the brunette there kicked his sorry ass."

I nod at his explanation, but still remain a bit confused. That explains those 3, but who are the others? Are these hall parties going to happen frequently? I look up, and see the blonde eye me a bit strangely.

"I didn't notice you earlier. You must be Spikey's roomie. I'm Maria, my friend here is Liz, that's Isabel, Serena's the girl standing off in the back...and this cutie here is Kyle Valenti...but I'm not too sure why he's here." I look at her and smile. This must have been Michael's hall girl. She has all the qualities he looks for. Looks, a fiery personality, and bubbly social skills. But I can't help but wonder why anyone would attack such a nice person. I mean, at least I think she's nice.

I'm not sure how to respond, so I shove my hands into my pockets. "I was going out to get some food, but I'd be happy to stay here and help you in any way I can." Maria smiles at me and pats my shoulder. "Nah...it's fine. You go out and get you're food. Between the 4 of us girls, we got it handled."

I smile in response. As I exit the building, I watch as Kyle and Michael follow me out. I guess I'm not the only one who hasn't eaten. I'm assuming that Kyle is one of my missing roommates, but a question still plagues my mind...where is Alex?

~end Max~
posted on 6-Jan-2003 6:12:26 PM by Sugarplum7
quote:
qt4167013 originally wrote:
iam a little lost. can someone b mail me and tell me what just happend?


I just bmailed you a few minutes ago. I hope it helped a little.

Hugs,
Katie


posted on 6-Jan-2003 7:55:20 PM by Cominatcha
Ooh, yeah, I just bmailed you, too!!

*MICHAEL*

I try to block out all of the events that just took place as Max and Kyle and I go out and grab a bite to eat a a cheap fast food place down the road. Max takes the time to get to know Kyle a little. Max likes to try to be nice to everyone, but something in his eyes shows me that he and Kyle will probably never become best friends. See, Max has always hated those preppy jocky guys. He was always a little more a loner, kinda like me. That's how we gravitated towards each other. But this Kyle dude seems to be the exact kind of guy Max always hated and envied all at the same time during high school.

But, Max, being the mature, reasonable, responsible person he is, doesn't let on that he doesn't particularly like the kind of guy Kyle is.

Me? I'm not much of a social person as I've previously established. I don't like ANYTHING about ANYONE, remember? So I really don't like Kyle yet, but I haven't gotten to know him . . .

I doubt I'll take the time to get to know him. If I'm not at work, I'm either watching TV, hockey, most likely, or painting.

Painting is going to be a lot harder now that Kyle and Alex---I haven't seen Alex yet, but I heard he's supposed to be on his way---are around. I can paint around Max. He knows that it's a part of who I am. But Kyle and Alex are going to be two strangers to me, and they might think that I'm some kind of wimp or art freak or something when they see me painting.

I decide that I will only paint when it is just me and Max, or, better yet, just me. It's easier to paint while I'm alone. I tap into the consiousness, you know? I get the vibe, that feeling . . . Yeah, I am kinda an art freak.

I try not to think about that fucked up kiss, too, while we eat and Max and Kyle engage in a somewhat forced conversation. I suppose it really wasn't fucked up, but it was . . . different. Not in a bad way, either. I've never kissed anyone like that . . . Maria DeLuca . . . hmm . . . I smile to myself, and Max notices.

"Why are you so happy, Michael?" he asks me.

"I'm not happy." I lie, forcing the smile to leave my face. "I'm tired. I wanna go to bed."

Max sighs. I think he sees right through me. "Whatever you say, Michael. Whatever you say . . ."





what do you think? I had a lot to catch up on, and I just kinda wanted to get a part out there, so I did it seriously fast . . . and it ended up seriously stupid!!


posted on 6-Jan-2003 8:50:54 PM by qt4167013
Kyle-

I am eating with Max and Michael, my new roomates. They seem really cool but only Max is really talking to me. He kinda reminds me of the loners at my high school.

Well High school days are long over for me. Its time to reinvent myself.

"Hey, guys. There is something you should know." I say slowly. Michael looks up and Max looks somewhat gaurded.

"I am a...well...at my old school I was a jock. I guess you kinda figured it out from my letterman jacket. Well, I am trying to start a new life here so don't stereotype me just yet. I have been through some rough times lately with drinking. Being a jock I was invited to every party...and at every party I had a lot to drink. I soon became an alcholic and last year I had to join AA, you know, Alcoholics anonymous. So don't ever try to get me to drink. " I say warningly.

Max looks surprised and somewhat relieved while Michael grunts in responce. Yup, I can do this.


Alex-

New town, new school, new people. I say to myself as I drop my stuff down at my new apartment. I throw my stuff down and notice three other suitcases. I guess my roomies are gone.

I jump on my new bed and stare at the ceiling and wait for my new roomies to come back. I glance curiously at their bags.

One has what looks like an easel. maybe an art major. Very cool, maybe he could draw me.

I laugh to myself and take out my guitar. I strum it and quietly hum to myself. Soon the door opens and I smile wide.

'Hey roomies, Alex whitman, at your service!"
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I stand there, not sure what I should do. My friends coming around me and the guy from the door standing less that five feet from me. He looks around at all the faces, resting his gaze on the guy with the spiky hair, his name still unknown to me, but mine known to him. No thanks to Billy and his big mouth.

I wanted to kick him square in the chest at that comment he threw out about Maria, but her hands on my arm stopped me once again. Sometimes I just didn’t get her. How could she just stand there and take this from him? After everything she was just going to hope that it all ended easily. If Billy came back nothing was going to stop me from kicking him. Not even Maria wanting to keep him safe was going to stop me.

I look on in total confusion as Maria walks right up to my front door guy and goes ahead and introduces herself, along with the rest of us. Me included. At least now I might be able to get his name and stop referring to him as “front door guy” or “hallway guy” or whatever I think of at the moment. I look over to the side and see that Kyle was standing there. Did he see it? Well, if he did then he knows I wasn’t kidding in my letter that Mom was making me take a self-defense class. The proof just walked down the hall.

“I was going out to get some food, but I'd be happy to stay here and help you in any way I can.” That’s it! That is all he says? No, Hi, my name is front door guy, nice to meet you? That is just great! I guess I don’t have his name.

Maria just shrugs off his offer, saying that we have it covered, which is true. We do have it covered.

I know I should have probably said something, but my mouth just wouldn’t work. Which is something that I am going to have to get used to. I am even finding it hard to breath with him looking at me. There is just something about his eyes . . .

“What’s going on?” Serena asks me.

I really don’t feel like having another conversation in the hall, so I respond with “I'll tell ya later . . . for now, just go back in the apartment and finish up what you can, okay?”

I turn to her and see Isabel looking at me. She looks deep in thought, like she is trying to make heads or tails of my actions. I walk up beside her, but before I get there she mutters, “Barbaric” under her breath.

I look over my shoulder to see what is going on, why the others haven’t entered the room, and see that Serena said something to Kyle, briefly, before he turned to follow the two guys down the hall. I am really going to need to sit down and figure some things out. Just not tonight. I have some catching up to do. I still don’t know what room I am going to be in.

Isabel looks at me and whispers quietly in my ear and presses something into my hand. "Next time use this. Just as effective and less damaging to the nails."

I look into my hand and see the small container of pepper spray. I smile and catch up to her in the apartment, “Thanks. I’ll try to remember that. But you have to admit, his face was priceless when he realized that I was the one who flipped him.”

I saw a smile flash on her face, but was quickly masked. She continued to walk into the room that she claimed as hers.

“Hey, Isabel?” I ask from my spot in the main room. I was looking at the writing on the boxes trying to find the one that would contain advil or something. My shoulder was so sore.

“Yes.”

“Who are you rooming with?”

I could tell already that Isabel and Maria were not going to mesh right off the back. I don’t know why, but I felt that my personality would be the least abrasive against Isabel’s out of the three of us, even though she and Serena had met previously. If Isabel wouldn’t mind me, I wouldn’t mind rooming with her.


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posted on 6-Jan-2003 10:23:49 PM by Sugarplum7
posted on 6-Jan-2003 11:24:37 PM by moonbeam4747
Isabel:

Liz comes chasing after me. God, I hope that whole brutality streak out in the hall doesn't mean she's playing for the other team. Of course, she wouldn't be the first girl that had offered herself to me. But I just don't go that way, not that there's anything wrong with it in my book, it just doesn't put the air under my parachute. Oh no she's smiling. See this is what being nice gets you, hit on by lesbians!

“Thanks. I’ll try to remember that. But you have to admit, his face was priceless when he realized that I was the one who flipped him.”

I smile despite myself, but I quickly hide it. No need to lead the poor girl on. So I just turn and walk to my room. I reach the door when I hear her call,

"Hey Isabel."

Please, please, please, don't let this be a pick up line. I turn to face her and in my coldest tone I reply:

"Yes."

I hope the lack of forthcoming interest on my part will disspell any thoughts she might have of trying to hook up with me.

“Who are you rooming with?”

I know what is about to come out of my mouth is wrong on so many levels, but I'm me, I really don't care.
"Sorry Liz, I'm not a member of the flannel wearers. I mean, if you want to march in the gay pride parade be my guest. Hell, I'll even make a sign for you to hold. But, I'm just not like that. Don't take it personally. I think you're nice and all, by the way kudos on the whole natural look thing you got goin on, I couldn't even pull that one off and there's not many things I can't pull off, but I like my partners to rank a little higher on the testosterone scale." She looks stunned. I never was good at letting those infatuated with me down softly. Oh well, she'll heal in time.

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posted on 7-Jan-2003 12:20:36 AM by qt4167013
I love how your protraying isabel as a conceited bitch! this is sooo cool
posted on 7-Jan-2003 1:06:11 AM by moonbeam4747
Why thank you. Like I said this character has totally taken on a life of its own. I give all credit to the other posters in this RPG. If it wasn't for them I couldn't come up with the stuff I write.

Big kisses to all,

Cassie


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“Oh my God.” I bring my hand up to my mouth and try to stifle the laughter. This girl is too much. “You SO have the wrong idea. Not that you aren’t pretty or anything.”

Where in the world did Serena find this girl?

“No, you see, I am just tired, and I wanted to know, since I have a feeling that Maria is going to want to stay far away from you, if you had a roommate. There are two bedrooms, and there are four of us. So that means two girls to a room. I just thought that if it was just you, then I could get the SECOND bed.”

I watch as the stunned look passes over her. She opens her mouth to speak, but stands there, shocked.

“But if you wanted to room with Maria, that is fine with me. Or if you wanted to room with Serena that is fine too. I have heard both of them when they sleep. Serena,” I look over to my cousin, “snores loud enough to wake the dead, no offense.”

She just waves me off with a hand. She knows its true. I told her as much before.

“And Maria, sometimes she talks in her sleep. Nothing big, but it usually goes on most of the night.”

Isabel looks to Serena to try to get what I do in my sleep, but gets nothing. We already knew what the other was like in their sleep on the drive over, and it was discovered that I was the best sleeper thank you.

“That is what I thought,” I say as I walk into the room Isabel just occupied.

I poke my head out of the door to look at the three girls in the room. Serena and Maria hiding their laughs from Isabel. I could tell how they were enjoying how shocked she was.

“And by the way, since Maria had claimed that Spiky haired guy. The other one, tall, dark hair, incredible eyes, I don’t want to catch any of you trying to get with him. Sorry Isabel, he is more my type, being a guy and all.”

I rush into the room and sit on the bed. Wait for it. Three. Two. One.

I hear a loud squeal from Maria and the pounding of feet against the floor as they rush into the room. I knew it.


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posted on 7-Jan-2003 1:42:35 AM by Sugarplum7
posted on 7-Jan-2003 7:47:45 AM by Liz_Parker
Hey all. Great parts! I really like how it's going. And I wanted to let U all know I, like qt will not be able to post as much due to school. We go back today :( So, I'll post when I get home from school!
posted on 7-Jan-2003 12:18:51 PM by tabasco sauce
~Max Part~

As I exit the restaurant, I think about the mealtime conversation. In the beginning, I tried to be as civil to Kyle as possible. He was going to be my roommate for the next year, so it only seemed right. To be honest, my initial impression of him wasn't that positive. The guy was wearing a letterman jacket! He was a jock. In high school, jocks live the high life. They are the most popular, the most envied, and the most carefree. How could I possibly live with someone who lived the 'perfect' life? I broke off an engagement for Christ's sake. How could Mr. Valenti possibly understand that kind of pain?

We started off with small talk...sports, girls, our classes. So when he told us he was a recovering alcoholic, I was pretty damn shocked. My initial impression was wrong. There was more to Kyle Valenti than met the eye. He seemed human. I didn't know what to say, so for the rest of the meal, I remained silent.

Now as we approach my jeep, I turn to Kyle, hoping to offer him some sort of reassureance. "Kyle...about what you said before. I'm completely cool with it. I have my own issues. They may be different, but they're still issues. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is that I understand." He looks at me and nods. Something about his calm demeanor freaks me out. Just as I'm about to open the car door, he turns to me and laughs.

"That's good to know Evans. So about your issues...Care to share? Let's act like chicks and reveal out deepest darkest secrets!" I watch as Michael bursts into laughter. Things between the three of us are beginning to warm up. I hope that Alex will fit in just as well.

When we're buckled up, I turn to Kyle and grin. "Well, since we're acting like chicks, I guess I can fess up. I was engaged to the hottest girl in school. We were going to get married in December, but I caught her cheating on me." In the rearview mirror, I watch as Kyle rolls his eyes.

"Damn it, Evans. That isn't a real problem. Every man has issues with women. Didn't Michael here ever tell you about Mud?"

I laugh for the first time all day. "Actually, he did. And for the record, relationship problems become real problems when a ring's involved."

For the rest of the ride home, we all sat in a comfortable silence. As we approach our appartment, our door bounds open, revealing a tall, lean guy with dark hair. 'Hey roomies, Alex whitman, at your service!"

Looks like our mysterious fourth roommate has finally arrived.

~end Max~
posted on 7-Jan-2003 10:21:42 PM by Liz_Parker
~*Serena*~


It's so boring just sitting around. All the other girls seem to have lifes already and we just got here for crying out loud!

And if I move anything else I swear my arms will fall off.


I sigh and look around at all our stuff. I bet Isabel has a field day with how we are. She's so used to being pampered I guess.

But, from what she told me, she think's she's so adult and everything....that she gave her parents back whatever they had bought her.


Dumb move in my opinion. But who care what I think? Everyone's off in their own little worlds, so where does that leave me?


No where....and all alone in a new place.

So, I get up and walk outside and kinda walk around some as I see that guy that Liz was talking about and that one that Maria was talking about pull up with Kyle and some other guy.


As they get out I kinda wave and for some reason Kyle sits next to me.

"What?" I ask as I look at him.

"What? I can't say hi to a friends cousin?", he says with a smirk.

I just roll my eyes and start to stand up then hear Kyle whistle so I turn around. "What now? Jeez....."
posted on 9-Jan-2003 7:37:47 AM by Liz_Parker
Bump!
posted on 9-Jan-2003 5:34:22 PM by qt4167013
wait....kyle was in the apartment greeting Alex with Max and Michael. Why would he whistle...? I am soo confused
posted on 9-Jan-2003 6:54:19 PM by Liz_Parker
lol, he can just be fooling around or something *happy*
posted on 10-Jan-2003 6:20:48 PM by Liz_Parker
BMP! People please don't let this die :( It was getting good.!
posted on 11-Jan-2003 12:53:58 AM by moonbeam4747
Sorry I haven't had a chance to post this last week. School started back up, and I caught a stomach bug, and all this class president, graduation stuff came up, and my huge final senior art project is due and, well there's more, but this isn't the place for me to rant, its a RPG, so on with the RPGing, lol! Hi, Ho! Hi, Ho! It's off to write bitchy Isabel I go.

Isabel:

Maria and Liz have disappeared into MY ROOM! How rude? And Liz warning me away from that dark-haried guy. Can we say eeww? The boy looks exactly like my cousin Zan. That would just be gross. And that Serena girl has totally bailed on me. Good Dearness, I'm being ignored! Well, we'll see about that. Just because I'm not seriously considering them as potential boyfriends, doesn't mean that I can't have some fun with my new neighbors, and maybe even piss my room mates off in the process. After all, all my best friends are guys. It can't hurt to add a few more to the collection.

I walk to the bathroom and make sure I look perfect. After a quick run of the brush through my hair, and a touch up of lipstick I'm ready to go. I would really like to change into something a little more low cut, but the girl scout twins are in MY ROOM! And I don't want these guys to actually fall so head over heals in love with me they can't develop an interest in my room mates. This is just a lesson to show my new room mates not to ignore me. I have no intention of ruining their chances for relationships with these guys. Not that it really matters. I always look drop dead gorgeous without even trying. And wrapping these boys around my finger will not be that difficult. So with a tug to the shirt I have on to make it show a little more cleavage, I'm on my way.

I leave the apartment without being noticed. Not very room matey of them. When I reach the apartment I know is their's I lightly tap on the door.

The dark headed guy answers the door. Perfect. Little Lizzy will learn not to give me orders!

"Hi, I'm Isabel. We didn't get a chance to meet early in the hall, and I just came to fix that mistake."

"Oh, ah, I'm Max."

"What a wonderful name. It just screams of power and intelligence." I touch his arm in a familair way. Yep, just as I suspected. It's like touching my cousin.

"I never really thought about it like that." Aaww, he looks uncomfortable with me touching him. How...ah...sweet?

"Well let's hope it gives off the right impression and that you're as smart as your name sounds, becuase I need a tiny favor. I have this huge entertainment system and I don't have a clue how to set it up. I mean a t.v, dvd player, surround sound, stereo system, and who knows what else. I thought maybe you and your friends could come set it up for me, and in return I might offer you an open invitation to use it whenever a big sports game is on."

Just then the spiky headed one comes up. His eyes bulge at the invitation. I thought that would be a nice touch.
"I'll help."

But of course you will, you sports lovin man you. My what a shock my room mates will recieve when they come out of MY ROOM!

This part kinda sucked I know. But I figured since everyone seems to be losing interest I'd get something stirred up, and this is the best I could come up with.
posted on 11-Jan-2003 3:57:55 AM by Sugarplum7
quote:
moonbeam4747 originally wrote:

This part kinda sucked I know. But I figured since everyone seems to be losing interest I'd get something stirred up, and this is the best I could come up with.



It didn't suck! It was great! Ah the possibilities. I wasn't losing interest, I was just waiting for someone *cough* Maria *cough* to continue the conversation, but this is even better. I don't know when I will be able to continue, but I will do what I can for tomorrow. But I will definitely post again soon.

Hugs,
Katie
posted on 11-Jan-2003 9:30:20 AM by Liz_Parker
Yeah, I know how it is with school. I'm a freshman, and we just got report cards yesterday, passed everything! All A's and B's *happy*
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~*Serena*~

I hear some noises coming from the front room so I go to see what's going on. It's then that I see Isabel acting like she's a damsel in distress.


"Ahem....but, uh....what's going on?", I ask with my arms crossed.


Isabel just smiled and nodded her head towards the guy carrying in a huge entertainment system.


I pull Isabel to the side. "What are you doing?!.....You aren't trying to blackmail someone are you?"


She just smiles. "Why of course not....I'm just being neighborly.....and their being neighborly by heloing us move in a little.".


I sigh and sit on the couch as the spiky headed one,and the dark headed one bring in stuff. Then Kyle and that other guy walk in.


"Whatcha doin' guys?", Kyle asked them.

"Helping.....Isabel put in.....system", Max said as they plopped down someting heavy. "Nice of you to show up Valenti".


He just shrugged and sat next to me. "Uh....hi", I say and start to get up but he pulls me back down and starts tickling me. "Hey!"
posted on 11-Jan-2003 11:10:11 AM by qt4167013
Kyle-

I havent seen Serena in the longest time and MAN she turned into a hottie. I know I should probably be helping Max and Michael with the equiptment but I just can't pull myself away.

Anyway, our new roomate Alex is wicked awesome. He and I are both into guitars and Alex is totally jamming. He is a little on the crazy side though.

I watch that Isabel girl, or as I have newly named her, queen of the ice bitches. I see Liz and Maria giving her death glares as she smiles.

I get sort of mad.

"Hey Isabel, I am thinking of getting MY boobs larger. how much did yours cost?" I ask mockingly and Liz and Maria break into hysterical laughter.
------------------------

Alex-

I am now in the presance of a goddess. With her long flowing hair and beautiful long legs.

Man! what I wouldn't do for a piece of that.

I notice how she is all closed off and I figure that I can be the one to help break her shell.

I sigh and look up when I hear kyle asking about his boobs.

wait what?
posted on 11-Jan-2003 2:29:43 PM by Cominatcha
LMAO, qt!! I'll post soon, I promise, I just don't think it's the right time to post Michael yet!!
posted on 11-Jan-2003 5:28:40 PM by moonbeam4747
That Kyle part was so mean. It was PERFECT! The Alex part was great also. Oh, the possibilities. Congrats on the all A's and B's. I know how hard it can be to keep your grades up, while trying to manage a real life and fanfiction, lol *happy*. For being so young (yeah, like I'm that much older *big*) you are a wondeful writer Liz_Parker. When I was a freshman I was still writing like: See spot run. Spot like toys. You get the idea.

Isabel:

Everything is going great! Maria and Liz are ready to spit fire. Serena looks sufficiently rumpled. And the guys are sweet hearts in the extreme. Yep, everything is going great until the one that looks like a jock walks in. Someone should tell him, he's a little short to be playing the whole jock role. And he is WAY overly familiar with Serena. Why should I care though? Because that's my new room mate and guys can't be trusted, that's why. The girl is clearly being taken advantage of. I notice he's speaking, how annoying?

"Hey Isabel, I am thinking of getting MY boobs larger. How much did yours cost?" Liz and Maria laugh. Bitchs.

I smile. So he want's to play rough. Let the games begin.

"The only thing that's fake on me is this smile. And if you ever dream to imply anything about my breasts again, I know the number of a very reliable hit man. He handles little problems for my father all the time. And I think we can call you a little problem. Which leads me to the question of whether or not your height is the only thing stunted about you. Or if the lack of size is repeated in an even less desirable area."

His mouth is hanging open. But I'm not finished yet. I see the guy that walked in with him. This must be their mysterious fourth room mate. Now he is going to be fun. I walk over to where he is sitting and bend just enough to give him a good view.

"Do they look fake to you?"

At his stunned expression I walk over and grab my cell phone. I proceed to leave the room admist their stunned silence. I know they're asking themselves whether or not I was serious. The answer is no, but that doesn't mean that I was lying. I actually do know a hit man that works for my father. I call him Uncle Benny. He thinks of me like his daughter, and would kill for me in an instant. I wonder if I should tell them my father has mob ties?

Once I reach the room I now share with Liz I call back over my shoulder. "I have a very important phone call to make. I'll be back in a few." I stare at Kyle for a few seconds then shut the door. Always leave them guessing.
posted on 12-Jan-2003 3:33:44 PM by Cominatcha
hillarious!!

*MICHAEL*

Holy shit, that Isabel chick is completely like anyone else I've ever met before. She's hot and all, but I don't think I could stand her. I mean, sure, she's got an opinon of her own and she's not afraid to speak her mind, and anyone like that is okay in my book, but . . . shit, she might drive me crazy. I don't think I could be with her. No, no, two people with two very strong tempers just wouldn't do it.

But, now, there is someone else that might be a match for me. Maria. Yeah, cute little thing she is, but I really don't know at this point. We're both still new to the building, and it seems like she's had some problems with men before, so . . .

I shove the thoughts about girls out of my mind because it's only a waste of time spent thinking about them anyway . . .
posted on 12-Jan-2003 4:57:54 PM by tabasco sauce
Liz_Parker: I can't believe you're a freshman! Your writing is amazing. Back then, I was pretty awful. Everything I wrote lacked detail...It was pretty awful. Congrats on your A's and B's. It's always nice to do well in school.

Moonbeam: I loved your Isabel part! She is such an ice queen. Her response to Kyle's boob comment was classic!

~Max~

When I first saw Isabel in the hall, I thought she was icy and unfeeling. So when she came to our door, being friendly and flirtatious, I was pretty shocked. I could have done without the arm rubbing, but I guess that's because she reminds me so much of Tess. I mean, both of them are blonde...both of them have great bodies...and both of them were obviously the 'it' girls in high school. I wouldn't want to start anything with her, at the risk of having another Tess.


When she asked me to set up her state-of-the art entertainment system, I couldn'ty say no. I mean, what kind of neighbor would I be if I didn't? Plus, I would have Michael's helping hand. As shocking as it may sound, he's really good with electronics.

1 hour Later...

We're just about finished setting up the dvd player. Kyle arrived, and he made some obnoxious comment to Isabel about her boobs. The guy may be cool, but he still has traces of the jackass jock left in him. I guess it's in his blood.

Isabel's cell phone rings, and she leaves the room, leaving all of us pretty confused. We all remain silent for a moment. Hoping to relieve some of the tension, I decide to speak.

"So...how did you girls come up with the money to buy all this stuff? These are all the latest models." The brunette looks at me and shrugs. "We didn't. Isabel did. She promised to bring an entertainment system, provided we purchase the microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. I think we got the better end of the deal. By the way, I'm Liz. I never caught your name earlier.."

I look up at her and smile. She's a cute girl...I might even consider dating her if things were different. But at the moment, I'm not in the mood to get involved. "Oh...I'm Max Evans. Isabel got all of this stuff? She must be loaded. What do her folks do for a living? I may have to pursue a career in whatever they do!"

She laughs and rolls her eyes. "Um...I'm actually not too sure what Isabel's folks do. You'll have to ask her some time."

I slowly nod my head, hoping to end the conversation.I can't get involved. I just can't.

~end Max~

posted on 12-Jan-2003 9:22:39 PM by qt4167013
Mandy I am sooo jealous of your As and Bs! I have finals coming up and like you they are my first finals of high school and I am extremly nervous! I am in all honors classes and am also a cheerleader and finding time to study is really hard. I can't say congrats cause I am too jealous! Anyway...

Kyle-

Holy crap. I was just chewed out by a girl. Man, I must really be losing it.

I leave the 'group' to go talk to the football coach. He gave me all the info I need and I happily skip back to the dorm. Today is going to be a good day, I say to myself.

Sure.

Whenever is it truly a good day.

Just than a red head walks by. She winks at me and I straighten my jacket.

"Hey, my names Kyle." I say, somewhat shyly. What?

"I am Tricia." She says, giggling.

"So you are going to play football here?" She asks looking at my jacket.

I smile proudly.

"Yup,"

"I am a cheerleader here." She says fingering my letter.

"Maybe ill see you around sometime...?"

I smile.

"Count on it."

She scribbles down her number and I continue walking.

So what if I said this wouldn't be like high school....its a twelve step program...and I am on the thirteenth step. Relapse.

Giddely I walk back to the dorm.
posted on 13-Jan-2003 4:40:27 PM by Cominatcha
Sorry for my lack of posting lately. It's just that dance team's been practicing a lot lately and I'm preparing for an early graduation. Just wanted to let you know that that's why I haven't been able to post as much as I'd like to, and I'll try to get a part up soon!!


posted on 13-Jan-2003 6:39:41 PM by Liz_Parker
lol, I know whatcha mean. I'm on danxe team at my school and we had afterschool practice today. Competition Feb. 22nd ugh!
posted on 14-Jan-2003 10:23:07 PM by Liz_Parker
Bump!
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Max. It does seem to fit him. I must say that. I bushed my hair back and I caught the feeling that he didn’t want to talk anymore. That sounds about right. A guy spends about a minute talking to me and he already wants to head for the hills. Maybe I would have more luck if I just threw myself at someone, the way Isabel does.

As appealing as that may sound, I just don’t think that it is me. I don’t want to seem like a complete idiot in front of someone.

It is times like these that I wish I had a place to go. I would just go in my room to get away from him, or give him an out, but I can’t. Isabel is in the room, and I really don’t feel like talking to her at the moment, or getting in a fight as the case may be. I still can’t believe that she did this! She just invited them all over to our place. And it is still a mess! There are boxes everywhere.

Max walked over to help the other guy. I think his name was Michael? They are still working on something there. Maybe the wires or something. I don’t know.

This is just weird. I don’t know what I am going to do, but Maria and I need to think of something to do to Isabel. This just isn’t going to do. I don’t even have any idea what would have brought this on! It is just totally and completely unexpected! Maria and I were just talking and then BAM! All of a sudden both of the neighbors that we barely know are in our living room putting together an entertainment center!

I walk over to Maria. “Maria?” I whisper to her. “We have to do something to get back at Isabel. I don’t even feel comfortable in my own apartment! This is our place, and now these guys are here.”

“I know, but what do you want to do?”

“I don’t know. But I don’t think Max likes me very much.”


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posted on 15-Jan-2003 6:08:59 PM by Sugarplum7
posted on 15-Jan-2003 6:44:47 PM by tabasco sauce
Hey Guys- I'm sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I'm the lead in my school's musical, so I've been swamped with practices. I'm really nervous. I just wanted to be in the chorus...Well, I'll stop blabbing now, and get on with the posting.

Hugs,
Andy*happy*

~Max~
I watch as Liz walks toward her friend Maria. She whispers something in her ear, all while eyeing me. I hope I didn't do anything to offend her. I mean, we were having a short chat. Isabel and her collection of expensive electronics doesn't warrant an actual conversation...does it?

She looks up and sees me watching her intently. Embarassed, I turn away, and begin to hook up the VCR. I must seem like such a jerk, but I can't help it. I'm attracted to this girl. Maybe it's her smile...maybe it's the way she can kick a guy's ass...or maybe it's the fact that she looks nothing like Tess.

Whatever the reason, I won't be able to explain my rudeness to her. What would I say? 'Hi Liz...The reason I'm such a jerk to you is because I think you're hot?' or 'I'd hook up with you, except my ex-fiancee broke my heart and I no longer believe in dating?'. Nah...she wouldn't understand.

A shrill noise breaks my concentration. It's my cell phone ringing. I groan, and answer it.

"Hello?" I say, not knowing who was on the other end of the line.

"Max, honey...it's your mother. Why didn't you call when you got to your building?" Typical mom. Always worrying about nothing.

"I don't know. I didn't have a chance, I guess." I hear her sigh.

"Max, Tess has called about 1000 times, crying. Won't you let me know what happened? The poor girl is heartbroken." She sounds genuinely concerned. How could I explain that Tess is a liar, a cheater?

"I don't want to talk about that now. I'll call you later, when I'm not around so many people." She agrees with me, and says her goodbyes.

"Bye. I love you. I'll call ya later!"

I turn off my phone, and look up, only to find everyone in the room looking at me, apparantly expecting me to say something.

"Listen...I better get back to my room. I still have some unpacking to do. I'm sure Michael can handle the rest of this."

I silently walk out of the apartment, and lean against the door.

"I told you you didn't like me, Maria!" I hear Liz tell Maria.

"You don't know that, Chica. Maybe he looooves you, and he's just nervous."

"No way...he was so on the phone with his girlfriend!"

Uh oh...this is getting a lot too complicated for me. I hope Michael explains everything to them...well, not the Tess situation. I just hope he tells Liz that I don't hate her. But who can depend on Michael?

~end Max~



posted on 16-Jan-2003 1:23:03 PM by Cominatcha
*MICHAEL*

I thought about helping wit that entertainment center, but then I decided against it. I'm not much of an electronics guy, and most people don't think I'm very dependable. Besides, I don't wanna take the chance of running into that Maria girl again.

It's getting late out now, and Max decides to go to sleep. I think Alex and Kyle are still over there at the girls' apartment helping out. Alex seems to love all of that computer stuff, and Kyle seems to love all those girls.

When Max closes his eyes and says nothing, I know something's wrong. Max has this weird tendancy to say something really important before he falls asleep.

"What's wrong, Maxwell?" I ask. "Drowning in TessLand again?"

"No," Max tells me. "Just . . . thinking."

"As always."

"No, really thinking."

I sigh and put down my art magazine I was reading. "Is it about that Liz girl?"

Max tenses up. "How'd you know?"

"Well, you make up some pretty stupid excuses to go outside and see if she was there. I mean, seriously, Max, how many bags of Skittles can you eat?"

Max laughs a little. "Am I that obvious?"

I nod. "Yep."

He lets out a deep breath. "See, she thinks I hate her, but I don't. Do you think that you could maybe . . ." he trails off.

"Maybe what?" I ask.

"Maybe tell her I don't hate her?"

"Yeah, I guess." I tell him. "Don't have anything better to do. I'll tell her tomorrow morning, aight?"

Max laughs at my choice of words. "Okay, I mean . . . aight."

Max is asleep soon enough, but even though I'm laying down and my eyes are closed, I can't sleep, because, inside, I'm really dreading talking to Liz, because I know that I'll probably see that Maria girl again when I'm over there . . .
posted on 18-Jan-2003 10:13:14 AM by Liz_Parker
~*Serena*~


I sigh.....I'm so bored....I wish we could do something, other than watching the walls.


"Hey....how about we go out and have fun on our first day in Cally?", I ask with a smile.


They all grin and we make out plans to go out to eat and stuff....maybe it won't be so boring after all.
posted on 18-Jan-2003 3:02:52 PM by Cominatcha
I'll post soon.
posted on 18-Jan-2003 8:59:49 PM by Liz_Parker
Bump!
posted on 18-Jan-2003 11:29:26 PM by qt4167013
I'm still alive. just studying for finals. I ll post soon
posted on 19-Jan-2003 3:08:10 AM by Sugarplum7
I'm here! I'm here! I've just been a little busy. But I am here. And I'm posting!!! *happy*



~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



I don’t know what is going on anymore. I am sitting here in the main room with my roommates and we are just sitting. Not talking. Just sitting. I am staring at a wall thinking about everything over and over again. Hoping that it will make more sense the next time around, when it doesn’t. I am getting such mixed signals from Max. I know I should just forget about him. He has a girlfriend. He was talking to her on the phone in front of me. And he loves her. Of course he would be head over heels in love with a girlfriend. I am sure she is beautiful. With my luck she is probably like Isabel. He would never go for someone like me.

‘But he came over to ask you for something so many times.’ Maybe I was reading in too much to that. What could I expect when I was listening to Maria explaining why, saying that he was coming over with those excuses to see me. Who was I kidding? He probably has some sort of thing for skittles.

I should just leave him alone. Stay away from him. He is happy with his life now. He is going to school, has a place with his friends, a devoted girlfriend . . . everything. He doesn’t need some neighbor with a crush watching him from afar. Like I even had a chance with him in the first place.

I put my head in my hands and let my hair fall over my shoulders as I take a deep breath. I don’t know about the rest of them, but I think I need to get out of here, away from Max. I know he doesn’t like me. When he saw that I was the one that answered the door, he practically ran back down the hall as soon as I gave him what he needed.

“Hey,” I hear Serena say and I look up and brush my hair out of my face. “How about we go out and have fun on our first day in Cali?”

I think about it while the others reply right away. I smile and nod. This is just what I need. Getting out of here. Maybe I can meet someone else who will take my mind off Max.

“I’m up for it,” I say. “Anywhere in particular that you want to go? Any of you?”


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posted on 19-Jan-2003 8:55:22 AM by moonbeam4747
Just for the record, I know NOTHING about California, past what I see on television. Y'all I live in Mississippi. The closest we come to a night club is a country-western bar called Ropers. And I can't even go there for another 3 months when I turn 18. With that said, I used my internet skills, and did a little research. This is a real club. It looked cool. And that's all I know about it. Kay, with that said, here's my addition to our little story.

Isabel:

These girls are boring, BOR-ING! They're just sitting here, doing nothing. To the casual observer it would appear that I am also siting here doing nothing, but the casual observer would be wrong. I have positioned myself perfectly so that I can view my reflection in the window. So at least I have something nice to look at.

“Hey,” The one called Serena is speaking. I try to tune her out, but to no avail. Unfortunately, I am forced to listen to her. “How about we go out and have fun on our first day in Cali?”

“I’m up for it,” The one that has imposed herself as my roomate says. “Anywhere in particular that you want to go? Any of you?”

Since I am forced to live with these lost little girls I guess I can take pity on them and advise their social life, at least for this evening.

"Spundae"

"If you want one, there's some ice cream in the fridge." Poor little Liz. She doens't have a clue.

"No, its a club. One of my father's, ah, associates, owns it. Which is lucky for the three of you, because it is very elite. I can get us drinks too. Well, maybe not you Liz. Not even my powers of pursuasion will make them think you're 21. And because this is your first night here, we can take my car. Think of it as a welcome to California present. We should leave in a few hours, which means I need to go begin preparing."

I wait a few seconds for their reply. I really don't care if they come or not. But, they are my new roommates, so I am trying to make an effort. I wonder if our neighbors have any plans? I should call and ask, just to be neighborly.

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posted on 19-Jan-2003 1:09:31 PM by tabasco sauce
~Max~

After taking a long hot shower, I hear the shrill sound of the phone ringing.

"Michael, get that, will you?" I proceed to get dressed, and still, the phone remains unanswered. Finally, I reach over, and pick it up.

"Hello?" I ask, without enthusiasm.

"My, my, my. Someone's in a bad mood, aren't they? I think a night on the town will be a good cure for that." I recognize Isbael's sultry voice. I'm surprised she called.

"Oh yeah? What's it to you?"

I hear her laugh on the other line. "Oh Max. I was just exhibiting some neighborly love. The girls and I are headed to Spundae. Care to join us?"

Spundae? Is she crazy? That is one of the hottest clubs in the city. We're underaged nobodys. There's no way we're getting into that joint.

"Isabel...Spundae is a little hard to get into. Even for the likes of you."

"Don't be so quick to judge. I have connections, Max. You leave getting in to me."

I sigh, and finally relent. "Okay...when and where should we meet you?"

"Half-an-hour in front of the building. Be there. Bye"

I hear line click when she hangs up. Spundae, huh? This should be fun.

I walk out into the living room, a while towel hanging from my hips.

"We're meeting the girls out in front of the building in 30 minutes. We're going to Spundae, curtesy of the ice-queen."

I see Kyle's face light up. "Hell yeah! Just keep me away from the bar, and all will be good."

~end max~


posted on 19-Jan-2003 1:53:00 PM by qt4167013
Kyle-

Max mentions going to a club. I am excited, I haven't been to a real club in ages. I make a comment about keeping me away from the bar. I say it jokingly but I really mean it.

Alex and I have really hit it off and I am really excited about college. This is going to be great.

"yo, Max." I tell him seriously.

"Yeah?" He asks, confused.

I walk up to him and put my arm around his shoulders.

"listen here Maxie." I say, sickingly sweet.

He may not have known me for a long time but he knows somethings up.

"You know Liz? yeah well she is a gem and you hurt I her I swear to Buddah your ass is mine." I say.

He frowns.

"What do you mean?"

I step away.

"I have known Liz for a while and I love her like a sister. She is one of a kind and she is going places. and by places I don't mean your room for a one night stand." I say and walk away.

Earlier has made me really mad. They might be my roommates but when someone messes with my family I get mad.

"Come on Alex." I say to him gleefully.

"I have a plan. It's called operation Get Isabel and I know just the way to make it work."
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I love this!
posted on 19-Jan-2003 2:18:18 PM by Liz_Parker
Great parts all!!
posted on 19-Jan-2003 6:35:04 PM by Cominatcha
*MICHAEL*

I can't believe I live here!

Max walks into the room and tells everyone that we're going to Spundae, and I should be excited about that. Every other guy on this planet would love to go to the hottest club in the hottest city with the hottest girls in the world. I see Kyle's face light up, and I know he's happy. I see Alex's eyes dancing as he pictures it all, and I see Max looking, well, confused, as he does a lot.

I haven't gotten to talk to Liz, yet, you see. I haven't ventured on over there because I haven't wanted to run into Maria. I know I'm letting down my best friend, but I can't go over there right now.

So, Kyle and Alex are happy about going to the club, and Max is . . . thinking about it all, soaking it all in, pondering the possibilties. And me? Well, I'm just dreading it because I know that I'm gonna run into Maria again, now.

Not only that, but I really don't like going to clubs. I'd much rather stay here and paint or watch a hockey game or something. I don't drink, because I'm not old enough, I don't dance, because I never learned how, and I don't socialize with many people, because that's just the kind of person I am. I know it sounds horrible, but I'd rather stay home than go to Spundae.

I try to tell Max that, but he won't hear of it. "There's no way you're gonna stay here while I go out with Liz and Isabel and everyone." he says quietly so that Alex and Kyle can't hear. "Come on. You better get ready . . ."




Everyone else's parts are so good that it makes mine look awful!! lol
posted on 19-Jan-2003 6:45:44 PM by qt4167013
your parts are great!

Alex-

I frown at Kyle.

He wants us to preform a prank on Isabel and as much as I would like to...I love her.

Yup, I LOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVEEEEE her.

Don't laugh*sad*, but you see, I am now officially in love with one Isabel Evans.

yup. I have only been in love once before.

I can remember the way her hair would feel so silky as I would run my hands through it and the way she would attack me with kisses. The way her eyes would look so sad when she wanted to go out.I can still see her running to me, as I yelled, "Sarah! sarah!"

I sure do miss my dog.

But enough about that I decide to indulge Kyle in his idiotic scheme. Its going to take a lot of coaxing but hopefully maria and Liz will help.

This is going to be, as Tony the tiger says:
GREEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTT!
posted on 19-Jan-2003 10:58:41 PM by qt4167013
Kyle-

We get to the club and pass through security without a problem. I guess Isabel wasn't kidding when she said that she had connections.

We all order drinks and this is when I pull Alex aside.

"Al, heres the plan. We slip this into Isabel's drink." I say holding up a waterbottle.

"ITs just water." He says.

I roll my eyes.

"Don't be stupid. Its Vodka."

"OOOOOHHH, hey! why do you have that?"

"like Isabel I also have connections. Tell me Alex. What drink did Isabel order?"

Alex thinks for a second.

"I am pretty sure it was a cherry coke."

I grin and go up to the bar tender.

"Here, let me help you with those drinks." I expertly pour it in to the cherry coke and bring it over to the table.

I pass out the drinks.

"Here you go Isabel, one cherry coke." I say happily.

She narrows her eyes.

"I didn't order the cherry coke. I wanted a diet coke. The cherry coke is Liz's."

I watch, wide eyed as Liz takes a big sip.

I exchage looks with Alex. This is so not good.
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ill let you guys have fun with that!
posted on 20-Jan-2003 3:55:47 AM by Sugarplum7
This is so great! I am going to post a part tomorrow. This is just going to be fun.

Oh! I just wanted to let you all know that umm, I have never drank, and that means I have never been drunk. So, feel free to make Liz say or do something you think she would do if she was drunk. LOL!

Hugs,
Katie

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posted on 20-Jan-2003 4:12:29 AM by Sugarplum7
Hi again,

This part isn't the greatest, but I just had to post something tonight. I can't wait to see what happens to Liz in this prank gone awry.

Hugs,
Katie


~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



I am so not liking Isabel right now. She probably purposefully invited Max and the guys just to see me squirm. Does she have no decency? I mean, he has a girlfriend, he doesn’t want me, and to top it all off he probably hates me! And what was that about not being able to get me an alcoholic drink. What made her even think I drank? Or that I even wanted to before I was 21?!

The entire ride over I was silent, just glad that we took separate cars. I don’t even want to think about how uncomfortable that entire drive over would be if Max was in the car. Maria was equally as upset as I was about everything. I don’t know what is going on with her and Michael, and I don’t know if she is going to tell me any time soon.

We all just walk through, thanks to Isabel, who is dressed and looks just as stunning as ever. Me on the other hand had nothing near what Isabel is wearing. Once again I just fall into the background.

We all sit down together in the VIP section, another perk of being Isabel, and order our drinks, which come rather quickly, and are being brought by Kyle and Alex.

“Here you go Isabel, one cherry coke.” I hear Kyle say as he passes my drink to Isabel.

She was about to kill him with a look when she took the drink and passed it to me.

“I didn't order the cherry coke. I wanted a diet coke. The cherry coke is Liz's.”

I take the drink. Not bothering to thank her. She doesn’t deserve it. And why stop the whole, not talking thing I have going on this evening? I take a large gulp after another large gulp, just wanting and wishing for the night to be over. I don’t know what this is, but it is something different from just a cherry coke.

A cough rises in my throat. I keep coughing, unable to stop until a warm hand lightly rubs my back.

“Are you okay?”

I turn to see Max look down at me, his eyes soft with a slight air of worry in them.

I open my mouth but am unable to push any words forth. I nod my head and lick my lips, finding my throat and entire mouth parched and almost burning. Not thinking, I take another mouthful of my drink, and then remember that is what caused it all.


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posted on 20-Jan-2003 12:45:15 PM by Liz_Parker
~*Serena*~


I just ordered water....I've never been drunk before....and I don't wanna take the chance now.


Liz seems to be having a spaz attack, or anyways, a cough attack. She took a few slugs of her drink and then she started coughing alot. Hmmm, wonder what they did to her drink....I bet Kyle's up to something.


I take a sip of my water and sigh, I can tell everyone's starting to have crushes on our new neighbors. But I think I'm just gonna wind up alone.


They can deny it all they want, but just the look in their eyes when they look at the guys....even Isabel. I know there's Kyle.....but still......he's like a brother to Liz....and he's ok looking and all, but, what kind of boyfrind would he be?
posted on 20-Jan-2003 10:32:50 PM by moonbeam4747
I loved the whole Liz getting the drink intended for Isabel thing. It's gonna be fun seeing what results from that little mishap, hehe. All the parts have been great.

Isabel:

On the ride to the club I notice that Liz doesn't seem too outgoing. I wonder if it was a bad idea to invite the guys. I thought Liz liked Max. She should be happy that I have engineered a chance for her to get to know him better. Of course her attitude could have something to do with that outfit she has on. If I was wearing something like that, I would try to blend into the background too. Note to self, take Liz shopping. It can be my gift to the human race.

When we arrive at the club, I have no problem getting us in. The bouncer knows me by sight. Everyone knows not to upset me at this club. Because if they do, Uncle Tony will hear about it. We're shown to a VIP table. Not the best in the house, but it will do. What else can I expect when I'm with a group of people that are as wide eyed as children visiting Disney Land?

Kyle and Alex go to get our drinks. I should tell them that only complete rejects get their own drinks, but I with hold that information. I watch Alex's ass as he walks away. Nice, very nice. I know I can have that boy wrapped around my finger by the end of the night.

When they get back with our drinks, the imbecile Kyle mixes up Liz's drink with mine. I mean what kind of moron would think that I allow a non-diet beverage to enter my mouth? Do they think that my body just came this way?

I'm so bored. Nothing has happened, exept for the little touchy scene between Max and Liz, gag me, since we arrived. I think it's time for me to get this party started.

"Alex, would you be a sweetheart and dance with me? I just hate dancing alone. It's so hard to keep random guys from hitting on me."

"S-sure."

I lead Alex onto the dance floor. Once we get to the center of the packed crowd, I begin grinding against him. I know I look damn sexy. My tiny silver skirt doesn't leave much to the imagination with the way I'm moving. I can tell I'm having a major effect on Alex. Every guy in the club is watching. It's good to be me.
posted on 20-Jan-2003 11:49:45 PM by qt4167013
Alex-

Holy crap. Holy freaking god of all that is holy. Holy pepperoni cheese pizza orange soda. Isabel is dancing with me.

Yes Isabel freaking goddess of the world is actually dancing with me.

Me, nerd boy.

Don't laugh, it was my nickname throughout all of highschool.

"HEy nerd boy."

"Wheres your pocket protector nerd boy?"

"Here let me carry your tuba for you nerd boy."

Well if only they could see what nerd boy was doing now.

posted on 21-Jan-2003 7:40:51 AM by Liz_Parker
Great parts all!
posted on 21-Jan-2003 3:41:54 PM by qt4167013
BUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 21-Jan-2003 5:10:33 PM by tabasco sauce
~Max~

When we get to Spundae, the eight of us sit down in the VIP section of the club. Not too shabby. Once settled, Kyle and Alex offer to order the first round of drinks.
When they get back, Alex hands me my Rob Roy. Gotta love em. I was never a heavy drinker back home, but I did have to escort Tess to a number of parties...with parties came drinking and getting trashed.
I watch as Liz takes a sip of her cherry coke. If there's one thing I like about her, it's the fact that she doesn't feel pressured into drinking with the rest of us. It's an admirable quality. She can do her own thing and still have fun.
After taking another gulp of her drink, I watch as she breaks out into a fit of coughs. "Liz?" I ask her with genuine concern. "Are you alright?" She looks up at me and nods. Maybe there isn't just cherry coke in that glass....
I lean over toward Kyle, my face hard and serious. Believe me, I do feel like laughing. I just can't Kyle know. "So...what exactly did you put in Liz's drink?" He looks at me and grins. "Nothing too bad. Just a little vodlka. Should loosen her up a bit." I try to glare at him, but I end up breaking into fits of laughter.
When I regain my composure, I watch as Isabel asks Alex to dance. Wow. Talk about a shocker. Who would have thought that the ice queen would hit on the computer geek? Strange things happen when alchhol is in your system.
"Guys," I shout, hoping they can hear my voice over the loud music. "I'm going to head to the bar to order a shot of JD. Anyone want to join me?" Michael raises from his seat, and the two of us head toward the bar.
"Wait!!!! I'm comin' too!!!!" Liz says in a slur. I grab her arm, and continue to walk toward my destination.

~end max~
posted on 21-Jan-2003 7:04:26 PM by Liz_Parker
I'll post a part later *happy*
posted on 21-Jan-2003 7:56:17 PM by qt4167013

Kyle-

Max asks me what I put in her drink and I laugh it off like it was on purpose.

I watch Liz go stumbeling after Max and my heart drops to my feet.

I am so freaking in trouble. This was so not like it was supposed to end up.

I notice Serena looking at me funny.

"Yes?" I ask her sweetly.

"I can't believe you! You spiked Liz's drink!" She says angery.

Usually words don't hurt me, but as I looked up to Serena's accusing stare I actually felt guilty.

"I am sorry." I mumble.

"What?" She asks leaning closer.

"I said I am sorry."

She laughs and pulls me on to the dance floor.

"Don't think your off the hook valenti. I just think your cute." She says happily.

I narrow my eyes. Just a moment ago Serena hated me. What with the change of heart.

I look into her eyes and nearly faint at the glazed look.

"On No." I groan. Alex must have messed up and put some in her drink too.

I am in deep shit.
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mandy, I am sorry for writing that, but once it was out I couldn't hold back. Tell me if thats not what you wanted to happen with Serena.
posted on 21-Jan-2003 8:24:22 PM by Liz_Parker
hehe, don't worry that was fine *happy*
posted on 21-Jan-2003 10:31:34 PM by Liz_Parker
~*Serena*~


Kyle and me dance and I actually like it. My head's spinning though....not a good thing. I can hear everyone behind us laughing, but I don't care.


It's weird. For some reason, I actually like being in Kyle's arms....that can't be a good thing,right?


Oh well, as long as I don't pass out, I'm a-ok.....I hope anyways....the more we turn the more it feels like my head's gonna explode.


I hear him mutter something and pull away then walk off. Not the best idea dude. I fall to my knees and the next thing I realize is the room is completely spinning....it's then I guess I passed out....because all I know is I was on the floor and I heard someone shout my name.
posted on 22-Jan-2003 7:19:35 AM by Liz_Parker
Bump!
posted on 22-Jan-2003 12:25:27 PM by Cominatcha
I'll post a part lata.
posted on 22-Jan-2003 5:17:09 PM by Liz_Parker
K
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



What is wrong with me? I don’t remember being this clumsy or klutzy before. I would have fallen flat on my face if Max wasn’t holding my hand. And that is the reason why he put me on the barstool next to him. I look over to see Max standing next to me, waiting for the bartender to bring over the order.

I take another sip of the glass of water that he got for me already, before I ask him a question.

“Max, why don’t you like me? It isn’t that I want to be your girlfriend or anything. I know that you have one. I heard you talking to her on the phone. But you never want to talk to me. Do you hate me or something?”

Heehee! He looks funny. I never knew someone’s eyes could get that big.

“You don’t want to answer?” I shrug. “I want to dance!” I hop off the stool, and fall into a heap on the floor, but pick myself up and walk over to the dance floor.

I stop right on the side of the floor and look at the huge number of people out there.

“Liz?” Hey! It’s Max!

“Too many people,” I say quietly. I can’t possibly dance there. There is no space. Hmmm. Where can I dance?

Hey a table.


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LOL! I have no idea what to do! I was just watching 10 Things I Hate About You last night. Could you tell? Heehee!


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posted on 22-Jan-2003 7:15:11 PM by Sugarplum7
posted on 22-Jan-2003 7:17:32 PM by Liz_Parker
lol, great part!
posted on 22-Jan-2003 7:22:26 PM by Cominatcha
LOL, I loved it, too!! I can't wait to see where THAT ends up going!!
posted on 22-Jan-2003 7:27:38 PM by Sugarplum7
I am glad you guys like it. I am having such fun with this. It is so funny that the two girls that didn't plan on getting alcoholic drinks are the ones that are drunk, if not tipsy. LOL!
posted on 22-Jan-2003 8:05:23 PM by Liz_Parker
lol yeah
posted on 22-Jan-2003 8:33:06 PM by tabasco sauce
Katie!!! OMG!!! That Liz part was brilliant! You blew all of us away! No one could have done a better job, chica. I loved it to pieces. tee hee.

-Andy*happy*


~Max~
After ordering a new round of drinks, Michael walked back to our table to distribute the beverages. I was going to follow him, but from the corner of my eye, I watched as Liz stumbled behind me. Hoping to prevent her from falling, I sat her down on a nearby bar stool.

“Max, why don’t you like me? It isn’t that I want to be your girlfriend or anything. I know that you have one. I heard you talking to her on the phone. But you never want to talk to me. Do you hate me or something?”

I don't know how to respond. The words are on the tip of my tongue, but they can't seem to leave my mouth. Did she really think I hated her? Did she think the call from my mother was a call from my girlfriend? I can't even begin to think how disturbing that would be.

Before I know what's happening, I feel myself being dragged by Liz onto the dance floor. She begins to sway to the music, but within seconds she comes to a dead halt.

"Liz?" I shout over the music. "Too many people," She reponds, clearly distressed. She grabs my hand, and leads me to an unoccupied table. We sit down, and for a minute, remain silent.

"Max?" She asks me in a slur. "Watcha drinkin'?"

I look at her and smile. "A Rob Roy. One of the best drinks known to man."

"Can I havva sip?" She asks me, reaching for my glass.

"Nah...this stuff is too strong for an alcohol virgin. I'd stick with the water if I were you."

She looks at me and frowns. I feel bad, but I don't want her to get trashed.

"Max, you never answered my question. Why don't you like me?"

I look up at her. I am at a loss for words, yet again. But I know that's it's now or never.

"Liz, I like you just fine. You're a sweet girl. I just...I can't explain it. Especially since you probably won't remember any of this in the morning."

Her expression grows serious as she places her water back on the table.

"Max, I think I want to kiss you now. Think your girlfriend would mind?"

"Um...yeah. I think she would." For the sake of Liz's feelings, I won't tell her that I really don't have a girlfriend...at least, not yet.

~end Max~


posted on 22-Jan-2003 8:37:00 PM by Liz_Parker
Great parts all *happy*
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



He doesn’t want to kiss me. Of course he doesn’t look at me. Who would possibly want to kiss me? No one. And least of all Max. He is just hiding behind the girlfriend because he really doesn’t like me. He was just being nice earlier. That is it.

What is going on with the people on the dance floor? Everyone just stopped? The music is still going. Maybe they are all watching someone else dance. I wish I could see. But they are all so tall. Even if I tried to look by standing I wouldn’t be able to see over everyone else’s head. And there is no way that I would be able to push my way through the crowd.

I lean over and rest my head on my hands as I put my elbows on the table. I want to see! I want to dance too. And Max isn’t being any fun. He is just sitting there looking at me. It is kinda weird.

If only I was taller, then I could see what was going on.

Maybe if I stand on my chair . . . Oh hey! I can see their heads! Hmmm . . . was that . . . couldn’t be. Could it? Well, if I was taller still, I could maybe make out their faces. Could I stand on the table? I don’t see why not.

Hey! It is! It is Serena and Kyle as well as Alex and Isabel!

“Isabel! Serena!” I wave my hands to see if they will be able to see me. I guess they can’t see me. If only I had the space to dance. That would be fun. Isn’t the reason we all came was to dance and have fun? So far I am having none of it, getting stuck here with Max.

Well, I don’t care about Max now. I wanted to dance. So I am going to dance. Who cares if it is on a table? Like I am going to see any of these people again. And my friends are friends. I really don’t care what they think.

And just like that I go from simply standing on a table to dancing and moving to the music blasting through the room.


~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ End Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



I had to do something. No one was posting. Come on you guys. It is Friday! Lets have fun and post up a storm. heehee!

Katie
posted on 24-Jan-2003 5:28:31 PM by Sugarplum7
posted on 25-Jan-2003 4:48:25 PM by tabasco sauce
Katie- Another wonderful Liz part! She is so funny when she's tipsy....or is she really drunk?

~Max~
After telling Liz that my 'girlfriend' wouldn't like the idea of the two of us kissing, our conversation just died out. For almost five minutes, we were just sitting there, alone at our table, in complete silence. I could tell Liz was beginning to get restless. She was starring at the throng of dancers, wishing herself there with them. Who would have known I was such bad company?

Before I knew what was happening, Liz got up onto her chair, followed by the table. She looked out into the crowd, and then squealed in happiness. She ran out to the center of the dance floor, and began to sway her hips and grind with everyone else. I shake my head, unsure of what to do. Should I go out there and dance with her, and receive a verbal lashing? Or should I just let her do her own thing? I mean, she is a big girl. I think I'll go with the latter.

I walk back to our original table, where I find Michael and Maria, apparantly having an ammusing conversation. I can't say I'm surprised. Michael may not be the most social guy in the room, but he wants Maria, so he'll play his cards as best he can.

"Maxwell, back so soon?" he asks me with a smirk.

"What can I say, man? Liz got bored with me, and went out onto the dance floor."

I hear Maria let out a gasp.

"My Lizzie? On a...a dance floor? You've got to be kidding me."

I shake my head in response.

"Oh. My. God. You've got to get her out of there. She must be seriously trashed. I don't want some bozo to take advantage of my girl!"

Again, I shake my head.

"What's your problem, Maxwell? Liz is tipsy...drunk...maybe even trashed. If someone doesn't go out and get her, she could end up in a lot of trouble."

"If you care so much, why don't you go out there?"

Ha. I think I got him there.

"Because, Maxwell...Because...you're the one who let her go out there in the fist place."

Oh damn. Looks like I might get that verbal lashing afterall.

~end max~
posted on 26-Jan-2003 3:29:45 PM by Liz_Parker
lol, great parts! I'll post if I can think of anything
posted on 26-Jan-2003 4:02:23 PM by Cominatcha
*MICHAEL*

These are the times I love. The times when Max is so confused about what he wants and what he needs that he has absolutely nothing to say. He sits there with his mouth hanging open for awhile while he tries to think of something to say, but then, he closes it again and glances out at Liz on the floor dancing with some random guy in her drunken state, looking rather uncomfortable while she does it, I might add. I can see Maxwell tense up as he notices the way they're grinding. He tries not to let it show, but I can see it. Max is my best friend, and I've known him for a long, long time. I know when he's jealous, when he's angry, and when he's just plain lost in his thoughts and emotions. I'd have to say that, right now, he's a cross between lost in his thoughts and emotions and jealous. I know he won't want to say anything that could make Maria suspect that he has some kind of feelings for her best friend, so I keep my mouth shut as well. If I embarrass him, he'll make sure to embarrass me and bring up that kiss in the hall that Maria and I shared.

Oh, shit. Things were going so well until I thought about that. I glance at Maria and watch her stare at horror at Liz and that guy, and I decide to get up and leave, because, even though I really want to, I don't think I should sit by her anymore. In fact, I don't think I should talk to her or socialize with her or anything. Maybe if I pretend that she doesn't exist, she'll just vanish from my mind, from my thoughts, and from my body.

See, I can still feel her lips on mine. That's the part that's really bugging me, because I keep wondering how things might be if I were to kiss her again, and if that kiss was to turn into something more.

I walk off into the bathroom leaving Max and Maria behind at the booth to stare at Liz.

God, I wish I never came here. This isn't me. I don't fall for girls like this. I'm not Max. Max wanted to marry Tess. That's the kind of person he is. That's not the kind of person I am, though. I've had about one girlfriend in my entire life, and that barely lasted a week.

I'm pathetic, I know, but this girl, this girl who I barely know---Okay, let's be real here---this girl who I don't know shit about . . . God, she's changing me . . .

. . . and I don't want to change . . .

. . . and that scares me . . .
posted on 26-Jan-2003 4:31:38 PM by Cominatcha
Where's our Maria? If she doesn't show up soon, I can temp. if you'd like.
posted on 26-Jan-2003 9:17:20 PM by Liz_Parker
I'll b-mail our Maria and tell them to post.
posted on 27-Jan-2003 7:46:17 AM by Liz_Parker
~*Serena*~



I'm so bored and my head is throbbing. I'm not sure where Liz and that Max guy went,hmmmmm.


I wobble over to the table and sit down. "Oh Kyle.....will you be a doll and buy me a drink pweaaaase", I ask giggling.

He glares at me and scoops me up and takes me to the back room and lays me on the couch.

"What are you doing Kyle?.....I just wanna drink a little more then dance a little....." I mutter and stand up but only wind up falling to my knees......dangit.
posted on 27-Jan-2003 6:54:04 PM by Cominatcha
hmm . . . can't wait to see where that goes!!

BUMP *bounce* BUMP *bounce* BUMP *bounce* BUMP *bounce* BUMP!!
posted on 27-Jan-2003 9:11:45 PM by qt4167013
Kyle-

I fight the urge to laugh hysterically and help Serena up.

Once they remember tonight I am going to be so busted.

I try to catch Alex's eye but its not working and I am now all alone except for a very drunk Serena and Max who is watching Liz's every move.

Liz seems to have gotten better at grinding and is now involved with a nice looking guy.

nice looking guy? ok, maybe I should stop drinking too.

"Listen Max. Dude, its your fault." I say pointedly.

He sends me a death look but in my sort of tipsy stage I look over it.

"You had your chance and you blew it. I know why too." I say moving closer to his ear.

"Your still obbsessed with that slut Tess." I say slurring my words. Ok, I am not really that drunk, its just I want to tell him these things but I will get my ass kicked if I was sober.

He narrows his eyes and orders another drink.
posted on 27-Jan-2003 9:19:55 PM by Liz_Parker
lol, great part *happy*
posted on 27-Jan-2003 9:21:44 PM by Sugarplum7
Ooooooooooo! I wonder what Max is going to do????? Oh Andy! What is Max going to do with all of this? Will it be to Liz's benefit? *wink*

Hugs,
Katie

PS. All the parts are just amazing!
posted on 27-Jan-2003 9:40:47 PM by Liz_Parker
I know, it's really turning out great!
posted on 29-Jan-2003 11:52:56 AM by tabasco sauce
~Max~

"Your still obsessed with that slut Tess," I hear Kyle tell me in a drunken slur. The guy has known me for a day, yet he knows the story of my life. Somehow, he's succeeded in making me think about the situation that has been plaguing my mind since I first decided to come here. Have I really been taking all this Tess stuff to heart? Did I really blow any chance I had with Liz? Not that I wanted a chance, but I had no intentions of hurting her.

I down my mudslide, and look at Kyle with narrow eyes. "Stop drinking, man. I don't want to have to drive you to AA meetings." He looks at the beer in his hand and sets it down on the bar. "And Serena...why don't you sit on a bar stool and order a water. I'll drive you home once I get Liz off the dance floor,"

I walk away from them, satisfied that I managed to take control of the situation. Thank God I have such a high tolerence of alcohol. Who knows what could have happened. "Max buddy...you play the hero now, but wait till you have to face Tessie again. You'll just fall apart." I hear Kyle call after me. I can't help but cringe. I can't think about Tess now. I have to think about getting Liz off the dance floor.

Walking through the throng of sweaty dancers, I search for her. When I finally catch a glimpse of her chesnut hair, I begin to move more quickly. I approach her and her dance partner, and clear my throat.

"Oh hey Max! Are ya finally ready to kiss me?" She says, with a smile. By this time, her partnr has moved on to his next victim. "Nah...my girlfriend still won't like it." She looks at me, a confused expression gracing her features. "Then why are you here?" I look down at her with concern in my eyes. "Serena and Kyle need to go home. Since I'm still sober, I offered to drive them. I just...I guess I need someone to keep me company on the ride home. Michael's still partying, so I thought I'd ask you."

She looks at me and smiles. "Sure Max, I'll go back with you. But on one condition..." I grin, knowing that I convinced her to go home without getting a verbal lashing. "Oh, and what's that?"

"You have to kiss me!"

Oh God.

~end Max~
posted on 29-Jan-2003 11:55:57 AM by tabasco sauce
quote:
Sugarplum7 originally wrote:
Ooooooooooo! I wonder what Max is going to do????? Oh Andy! What is Max going to do with all of this? Will it be to Liz's benefit? *wink*

Hugs,
Katie

PS. All the parts are just amazing!


I decided to post his initial confrontation with Liz, but I left enough room for you to elaborate. I hope you like it, hun! Now you're going to have to post! I need to see what happens!

Lots of Love,
Andy*happy*
posted on 30-Jan-2003 7:23:45 PM by Liz_Parker
Great part!
posted on 30-Jan-2003 9:07:12 PM by Liz_Parker
Bump!
posted on 1-Feb-2003 5:32:07 PM by Liz_Parker
Bumpity Bump!! *bounce*
posted on 1-Feb-2003 6:43:03 PM by Cominatcha
I can't wait to see how that turns out!!
posted on 2-Feb-2003 11:59:29 AM by Liz_Parker
Bump!*bounce*
posted on 2-Feb-2003 1:22:53 PM by qt4167013
Kyle-

I really want to die. Right here and right now. I am drunk. Oh shit.

I know I made Max mad but dude. He deserved it. Its his fault. He shouldn't be leading Liz on.

See. I must really be drunk.
posted on 3-Feb-2003 11:04:34 AM by Cominatcha
BUMP!!*bounce*BUMP!!*bounce*BUMP!!
posted on 3-Feb-2003 3:50:22 PM by Sugarplum7
All these bumps . . . are you all waiting for me to post?
posted on 3-Feb-2003 5:36:35 PM by Liz_Parker
lol, I guess so *happy*
posted on 3-Feb-2003 6:02:18 PM by tabasco sauce
Katie, you MUST post!!! lol. Take your time though.

-andy*happy*
posted on 5-Feb-2003 7:36:01 AM by Liz_Parker
Bump!!! Where is everyone? *sad*
posted on 5-Feb-2003 6:21:32 PM by Cominatcha
Hmm . . . I was gonna post, but I think I'm gonna wait. I wanna see how the max and liz scene turns out.
posted on 5-Feb-2003 6:24:30 PM by Liz_Parker
hehe,yeah
posted on 5-Feb-2003 6:53:03 PM by Sugarplum7
I will really try to get writing on my part tonight and tomorrow. I feel so bad that I am holding this up. If the rest of you all want to post, please do. I don't want to be the reason it hasn't moved in a while.
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



I am having such a great time. I don’t really know what is wrong with Max. Okay, so he does have a girlfriend, but just her not being here is keeping him like that? He doesn’t go onto the dance floor to dance, he just kinda sat around. I thought that I was reserved, and I thought that I was going to be tonight, but I don’t know what is wrong with me. It is like . . . I can’t stop myself from doing what I want and saying what I want.

I asked Max to kiss me! I said that I wanted to kiss him!

That doesn’t matter now. I am having enough fun out here dancing with this guy. I have to say that he is a better dancer than the guy that I was dancing with earlier. I don’t really know how long I was dancing, but it didn’t seem like it was that long. I was enjoying myself so much until I saw Max come up to me. I just didn’t know what was going on with Max. Why did he want to go? It was just really getting good. All I knew was that if he wanted to take me out of there, he was going to have to make it worth my while.

It was not going to be easy. Not if I had anything to do with it. What was my price? Not much.

A kiss.

One kiss.

He stood there. Just standing there on the dance floor. I think he might have felt that I was joking. I was definitely not joking. I looked deep into his eyes, trying to decide if he was going to answer.

“I mean it Max. When you decide, let me know. Since you are going, can you take this for me?” I handed him the shirt I had on. It was not the best thing to come wearing layers. It wasn’t like I was naked. I just wore the camisole I had on under alone.

“You know where I’ll be,” I said. I waited to see if that would bring an answer out of him. It didn’t. So I did what any other girl in my position would do.

I started to dance by myself until the next guy came along.


~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ End Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~


posted on 6-Feb-2003 6:10:48 PM by Sugarplum7
posted on 6-Feb-2003 6:15:36 PM by Liz_Parker
Great part!!!
posted on 6-Feb-2003 7:11:30 PM by tabasco sauce
Great Liz part, Katie! I loved it!

-andy*happy*
posted on 6-Feb-2003 8:18:41 PM by Cominatcha
I agree! WONDERFUL part!
posted on 6-Feb-2003 8:36:29 PM by tabasco sauce
~Max~

When she asked me to kiss her again, I stood there, completely speechless. I really thought I won the arguement, but she somehow managed to completely throw me off.

“I mean it Max. When you decide, let me know. Since you are going, can you take this for me?" I stand there, unsure of what to say. "You know where I'll be. She hands me her shirt, and turns to the next available guy. I can't help but notice the revealing camisole she wears underneath. Damn. I have to get my mind out of the gutter.

Is this what it's going to be like for the rest of the night? Am I going to have to wrestle Liz off the dance floor? She just can't keep on dancing with random guys. One of them might get the wrong idea and take advantage of her. I can't let that happen. Especially since I'll have a cloud of guilt over my head. It's my responsility to get her home safe.

Just as I am about to go back to get her, I feel a hand touch my shoulder. I turn around, to see Kyle grinning. "You approached it the wrong way, man. Chicks need to be wooed. I didn't see any wooing. Why didn't you woo her?" I shake my head, trying to hide my laugh. "I thought I told you to stay put, Kyle." My comment didn't seem to phase him. "Whatever she's asking you man...just do it. I know Liz like she's my own sister. She won't bend until she gets her way." I nod, and begin to make my way toward the dance floor. I know I shouldn't have left Kyle alone. If he gets his hand on another drink, God knows what'll happen. But I have something else to deal with at the moment.

When I reach Liz and her new partner, I become completely still. Am I really going to have to kiss her? What if she gets the wrong idea? I'm not ready for a relationship. Granted, she probably won't remember the kiss come morning, but I sure as hell will.

When the song ends, her partner turns to the next available girl. It was then that Liz noticed me. "Hey, Max! Fianlly make up your mind?" I nod. "Well, what is it then?" she asks me with a smile. I place my hands on her cheeks and place a chaste kiss on her left cheek. She looks up at me, confused. "Max...I meant a kiss, kiss. That didn't count?"

I shake my head and smile. "Nah...you didn't specify what kind of kiss you wanted. Looks like you're coming home with me, Kyle, and Serena." I see her pout, clearly defeated.

"Fine, you big bear. But don't think that that kiss is going to cut it next time!"

Next time....oh, brother.

~end Max~
posted on 6-Feb-2003 9:08:10 PM by Liz_Parker
~*Serena*~


I pout. I don't wanna leave already.


"So....uhhh....since when is Mr.Maxy in charge of us? I'm a grown woman", I say crosisng my arms as he comes back over with Liz.


"Come on,we're leaving", He says with a stern looking gaze but all I do is shake my head.

"Well...you may be leaving...but I am staying here thank you....and no body can make me go bye-bye!", I say stomping my foot.
posted on 7-Feb-2003 6:35:25 PM by Sugarplum7
So I had the time and I wrote another part. Andy! That was so mean! I really thought that there would be a kiss. Lol! I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what Max does with this.

Dun, dun, dun. LOL! A little overly dramatic, I know. I am just in a really silly mood.


~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



“Well . . . you may be leaving . . . but I am staying here thank you . . . and no body can make me go bye-bye!”

Hey, Serena is right. I am not a baby. Why do I have to do what Max tells me to do?

“If Serena is not going then I am not going either. It is just going to be you and Kyle. He can keep you company.”

I am not going to leave when he tricked me. “I’ll just stay here with Serena and keep her company.” I look over at Serena before I speak to her. “Let’s go dance. We can have fun out there. Besides, Max didn’t really kiss me. So he didn’t really do what it takes to get me home.”

I comb my hair back with my fingers and sweep the back of my hand across my forehead before I turn around to head back to the mass of people behind me.

“Yes! Lizzie and I will stay together!” I hear Serena say from behind me. I look over my shoulder to see her walk over to me.

“Liz,” Max said firmly to me. I quickly turned around to face him, this time with all intentions of winning the argument that I knew was going to happen. That is until the room started to spin. I looked at Max uncertainly as I tried to steady myself, but it didn’t work. The room continued to sway and I was unable to fight gravity. My legs buckled beneath me as everything went dark.


~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ End Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



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posted on 7-Feb-2003 7:48:02 PM by tabasco sauce
Great post, Katie. You're one of the most talented writers on the board!! Tee hee.

Everyone please go to the announcement board and read the thread about the board's fate. It's important that all of us active users learn about RFF's financial situation. If we don't start to donate money, come march, this community may no longer exist. Even if it is moved to another server, there will still be costs.
If the board is moved, our rpg threads will most likely deleted. Even if the mods decide to move them, the new threads will be frozen, meaning we can no longer post in them. If the move in announced, I urge all threadmasters to save all posts in the thread. That way, they can be reposted without being frozen.
Wendy and Heidi (the admins) are amazing, as are Katie and Britt (the mods of the rpg board). Please vote, donate, and offer to help to make their lives just a little bit easier.

Thanks,
Andy*happy*
posted on 8-Feb-2003 2:08:54 PM by Cominatcha
Great part!! BUMP!!*bounce*
posted on 8-Feb-2003 3:49:41 PM by moonbeam4747
Isabel:

I watch as the whole little drama takes place, while still dancing with Alex. He really is very sweet and cute. Too bad I don't go for the sweet and cute type. I mean dancing with him all night to keep other guys away is fun. Plus, it's really entertaining to see him get all fidgetty around me. But anything more than that I seriously doubt. I need a man that will stand up to meand for me, and I don't think Alex is that guy. Too bad, because I really do kinda like him. I just can't see myself with him.

I can tell Liz and Serena are totally drunk. I wonder how that happened. I just try to ignore it until I see Liz pass out. Then guilt gets the best of me and I decide to do something. Poor Max looks like he's about to have a coronary from dealing with her after-all. I nod my head in the driection of our companions and Alex follows as I walk to where they are.

Max is in the process of picking Liz up off the floor. Serena looks like she's about to follow in Liz's footsteps if she has one more drop of alcohol. And it's obvious Kyle has had one to many. What's wrong with these people. Don't they know how to act like mature adults? Since Max is the only sober one I elect him spokeperson.

"Max, what the hell is going on here?"

He looks up at me as if I am an annoying bug to be swatted away. It really pisses me off. That's when I feel someone grab me from behind. I turn around to find my almost ex-fiance, Jesse. My face goes completely white. I should have known he would be here.

"Isabel, you're lookin good. How about you ditch these losers and come with me?"

He grabs my arm and it only takes a moment for me to react.

"Jesse either you take your hands off of me or my new boyfriend Alex here, and his friends will kick your stalker ass back to what ever rock you crawled out from under."

I look at Alex and then Max and then Kyle, Michael is no where in sight, and plead for help. This is one situation my ice-bitchiness can't get me out of.
posted on 8-Feb-2003 6:26:20 PM by Sugarplum7
That was a great part. Too bad Liz is passed out. She could do to Jesse what she did to Billy, but at least this wy Alex can stand up for Iz, that is if he is still capable of speech and movement. Heehee! I have so much fun in this RPG.

-Katie
posted on 8-Feb-2003 11:44:44 PM by qt4167013
definitly katie!

Alex-

Oh shit.

Jesse is freaking huge. He's a monster. and she expects ME to fight him.

"Um, why don't we just work this out using our words." I say hopefully.

I don't get time to react, when a fist comes into contact with my jaw.
posted on 9-Feb-2003 8:23:30 PM by Liz_Parker
Bump!
posted on 9-Feb-2003 9:09:50 PM by Liz_Parker
hehe, glad U like it so much Katie *happy*
posted on 13-Feb-2003 7:47:10 AM by Liz_Parker
~*Serena*~


I bite my lip. "Uh-oh.....Lizzie! Get up, this is no time to be being a klutz....get up!", I grumble and walk over to Liz and start shaking her.


She doesn't budge, I gulp and stand up. "Somebody do something!", I say looking around....Max runs over and pushes me out of the way and tries to wake her up. I look over and see Kyle walking towards me.

"Come on Rena...let's go be alone", he says through slurs

"But Kyle...Lizzie....", I try to say but he just shakes his head and starts dragging me off.

I turn around and sigh as I see Max about to do something.....I giggle softly, he's gonna kiss Liz to wake her up!
posted on 13-Feb-2003 11:10:12 AM by tabasco sauce
great part. I'd post, but my muse ran away. lol.

-andy*happy*
posted on 13-Feb-2003 11:28:01 AM by Sugarplum7
quote:
tabasco sauce originally wrote:
great part. I'd post, but my muse ran away. lol.

-andy*happy*



Nooooo!!! Andy! You have to go and find her. Everyone be on the lookout for Andy's muse. She is around here somewhere.

And I agree. That Serena part was great! This really is turning out to be just more than awesome!

-Katie
posted on 13-Feb-2003 12:04:38 PM by tabasco sauce
lol, Katie! If anyone finds my muse, please bmail her to me. I'd really like to post, but I have no idea what to say.

-andy*happy*
posted on 13-Feb-2003 12:28:29 PM by tabasco sauce
~Max~

The second Liz hit the ground, I felt something inside me constrict. What if it was alcohol poisoning? What if she needed to go to the hospital to get her stomach pumped?

Before I had a chance to go over to see if everything was all right, Serena kneeled down beside her.
"Uh-oh.....Lizzie! Get up, this is no time to be be a klutz....get up!"
She began to furiously shake at Liz's body. Within seconds, a flood of tears poured out from Serena's eyes. She looked up, a helpless expression gracing her features. "Sombody do something."

I walked over, and pulled Serena up to her feet. I knelt down beside Liz and began to stroke her cheek. "Liz, wake up. Please." I bowed my head so it was only inches away from her's. To an onlooker, it might have seemed like I was about to kiss her.

Just as I was going to ask Serena to call an ambulence, watched as Liz's eyes fluttered open. She looked up at me and smiled. She then focused her gaze behind me.

"Alex." She said in a short breath.

"What?" I asked, flabergasted. Did she really think I was Alex? I can't believe that after everything I did for her tonight, she couldn't even remember my name.

"Max. Alex is about to get his butt kicked. Go help him."

I looked behind me, and to my surprise, Alex was having a heated arguement, with a tall, strong, mean looking guy.

Oh God.

"Stay right here. I'll be right back!"


~end Max~
posted on 14-Feb-2003 2:35:57 PM by Sugarplum7
Awesome part Andy!! I loved it! Someone needs to continnue with that. Max and Alex in a heated argument against Jesse. Ooooo! The next parts are going to be amazing. I can tell.

-Katie
posted on 14-Feb-2003 4:22:23 PM by tabasco sauce
quote:
Sugarplum7 originally wrote:
Awesome part Andy!! I loved it! Someone needs to continnue with that. Max and Alex in a heated argument against Jesse. Ooooo! The next parts are going to be amazing. I can tell.

-Katie


I totally agree with you. The next few parts are going to be juicy! tee hee. Come on people, POST!!!

-Andy*happy*
posted on 14-Feb-2003 5:41:24 PM by qt4167013
This is MANDY'S banner not mine. She made it and I am helping her post it. isn't it great?!

fca3e72e
posted on 14-Feb-2003 10:10:34 PM by tabasco sauce
Great banner, Mandy!

-andy*happy*
posted on 14-Feb-2003 10:12:12 PM by Liz_Parker
hehe thanks *happy*
posted on 15-Feb-2003 1:55:37 PM by Liz_Parker
Bumpity Bump!
posted on 15-Feb-2003 4:47:55 PM by Cominatcha
Great banner! Oh, I've been away for like, a day or two, and all of this happens! I'm loving it! Hmm . . . let me get Michael back into the story here . . .

*MICHAEL*

I'm not the kind of guy that gets scared real easily. I'm not scared of heights or snakes or flying over seas or anything. I'm not even scared of death. There's jut one thing I'm scared of, and that one thing is a petite blonde-haired girl somewhere out in the club, maybe dancing, maybe talking, or maybe just sitting. I'm scared of her. I don't want to have to see her again.

But, hey! I'm not a coward, right? This isn't the Michael Guerin kind of thing to do in this situation. I'm gonna march out there right now and sit down across from her if she's sitting, start dancing behind her if she's dancing, and join in the conversation if she's talking, just to show her that I refuse to let that tiny kiss in the hall earlier affect me.

With a new feeling of confidence within me, I head out of the bathroom that has become my hiding place and back out into the club.

What the fuck is goin' on? Lots of people have stopped dancing to see the drama that is unfolding. Liz is on the floor, barely awake, and some huge Latino guy is challenging Alex, and Max is joining in to help, on Alex's side of course.

I don't see Maria. Great.

Oh, well. Guess I better help geek boy and my best friend out. I mean, that's what friends are for, right?





I know it sucked, but I couldn't think of what to write. Sorry.
posted on 15-Feb-2003 5:32:58 PM by qt4167013
Geek boy?!?!?!??! who you calling Geek boy?!??!?!??!!
posted on 16-Feb-2003 1:18:33 PM by Cominatcha
Hey, it was a classic Michael thing to say! lol. I DO love Alex! I do! But sometimes the Michael character just takes me over!
posted on 16-Feb-2003 8:00:12 PM by qt4167013
lol!
posted on 16-Feb-2003 8:42:11 PM by tabasco sauce
~Max~

Alex and I look at Jesse, sizing up his sorry ass . "Guys, he isn't worth it. Let's just leave." Isabel says anxiously.

Alex looks over at her and shakes his head. "No, Isabel. No one messes with one of our girls and gets away with it." She nods and backs away. It looks like it's me, Alex, and this big guy Jesse.

A crowd was beginning to build up in anticipation of the fight. I wasn't sure whether that was good or bad.

Just as I was about to throw a punch, I watch as Michael approached our circle. "Need a hand?" he asked nonchalantly. "I was wondering when you'd show up." I answered him.

"Are you ladies going to fight me or what?" Jesse asked, trying to taunt us Aex's expression became animal. His eyes became dark, and his gait more intimidating. Jesse's eyes grew wide in fear.

"No one calls Alex Charles Whitman a lady and gets away with it." It was then that he layed a punch sqaure on Jesse's jaw, causing the loser to fly back.

"I didn't know the guy had it in him." Michael said, referring to Alex.

"Me neither. I better go check on Liz. I left her on the floor. I better go win back my gentleman status."

~end Max~
posted on 16-Feb-2003 11:05:54 PM by moonbeam4747
I was going to post an Isabel part tonight, but when I sat down to type it nothing Isabel-like would come out, so I'll post tommorrow. Hopefully, by then I'll be in the right frame of mind. All the parts have been great and the banner looks wonderful.
posted on 17-Feb-2003 11:50:19 AM by Cominatcha
Great Max part!
posted on 17-Feb-2003 12:18:02 PM by tabasco sauce
quote:
Cominatcha originally wrote:
Great Max part!


awww...thanks! I'm looking foward to your next Michael post.

-andy*happy*
posted on 17-Feb-2003 4:56:09 PM by Liz_Parker
Great part! I'm just waiting on Kyle
posted on 17-Feb-2003 7:10:27 PM by qt4167013
I know your waiting of me...but I don't know where we are! lol!
posted on 17-Feb-2003 8:29:18 PM by Liz_Parker
lol, oer to the side away from everybody....Kyle pulled her over to the side to get her out of the way.
posted on 17-Feb-2003 8:32:25 PM by qt4167013
Kyle-

I watch the drunken brawl and finger my necklase. I am in deep shit.

"Rena." I call out drunkenly.

"Yes?"

"Come on lets go." I tell her, pulling her out of the club.

"But we have no ride." She pouts.

I smile at her.

"shhhhh sweety." I mumble.

"We will find one>"
posted on 17-Feb-2003 8:40:09 PM by Liz_Parker
~*Serena*~


I frown. "What if Lizzie's ok and they wonder where we are?", I ask him as we walk outside.

"Don't worry....we'll take a cab, go home and...well, have some nice and quiet alone time,ok?", he says and wraps his arms around me.


I sigh and nod. Oh well, better then getting even more drunk then I already am.
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



Have you ever had that feeling? That feeling where you feel like you are watching everything happen around you like you are outside your body? How everything seems to move slower? How everything seems to echo around you? Well, everything around me is still spinning, everything still sounds like an echo and sounds still slur together.

Things just seem so fuzzy, the sounds, my vision . . . everything. One thing was certain, I did enjoy having the first thing I saw being Max’s steady, concerned gaze. One thing I didn’t know if it was real or not was Alex and that other guy standing behind Max. He said something to me before placing me back down, and I wish I could know what it was. It sounded so garbled.

It felt like I had been on the floor for such a long time. I had no idea how long I really was on the floor waiting for Max, but it felt like an eternity. My head throbbed and I wanted to know what was going on. Did that guy kick Alex and Max’s ass? Are they both okay? Do they need help? What a time for me to feel like the room spun whenever I stood on my own two feet. I won’t be any help like this.

Where did all these people come from? I thought that everyone was on the dance floor, and not over here. I took one unsteady step after another. Right foot. Left foot. Right foot. Left foot. Right foot.

“Liz?!” Why do I feel lighter? It’s like I am not even standing anymore.

“Max?” I find myself looking again into his deep amber gaze, and realize that he swooped in out of nowhere and picked me up before I fell, which was somewhere in the near future.

“Hey,” he said quietly as his arms tightened around me.

“I’m sleepy.”


~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ End Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~


posted on 18-Feb-2003 2:54:27 AM by Sugarplum7
posted on 18-Feb-2003 11:13:46 PM by tabasco sauce
Katie...wow! Another amazing Liz part! How can I follow that up? Looks like my muse ran away, yet again. lol.

-andy*happy*
posted on 19-Feb-2003 4:54:01 PM by Sugarplum7
quote:
tabasco sauce originally wrote:
Katie...wow! Another amazing Liz part! How can I follow that up? Looks like my muse ran away, yet again. lol.

-andy*happy*


NOOO! Everyone, put out an APB for Andy's muse! I need to know what Max will do!

-Katie

PS. Thanks chica! I love your Max parts! And pfft, that Liz part was just sillyness.
posted on 19-Feb-2003 5:59:15 PM by Liz_Parker
hehe, come out come out wherever U are lol
posted on 19-Feb-2003 6:06:45 PM by tabasco sauce
~Max~

Walking away from the crowd, I begin to look for Liz. I finally catch a glimpse of her petite form, and to my dismay, she is struggling to walk.

"Liz!" I yell, rushing toward her. The moment I arrive at her side, I swoop her into my arms to keep her from falling.

"Max?" She asks, clearly disoriented.

"Hey." She looks up at me, and manages a weak smile.

"I'm sleepy." It was then that I noticed the dark circles underneath her eyes. She looked as if she could sleep for at least a week.

"Once I find Kyle and Serena, I'll drive us home, okay?" She nodded, and let out a loud yawn.

"Actually Maxwell, I saw Kyle hail a cab. Serena got in with him. Looks like you don't have to drive those two home afterall." The explanation came from Michael. I hadn't heard him approach, but I was greatful for his presence. I would have wasted a good 20 minutes looking for Kyle and Serena.

"What about you?" I asked, wondering if he wanted a ride.

"I need to go find blondie. We'll catch a bus with Alex and Isabel. No worries." I nodded, and began to walk toward the club's exit.

By the time I reached the parking lot, Liz was sleeping in my arms. I carefully placed her in the passenger seat, buckled her up, and proceeded to drive back to our building.

What a night.

~end Max~
posted on 19-Feb-2003 6:08:46 PM by Liz_Parker
Great part *happy*
posted on 19-Feb-2003 6:14:28 PM by Sugarplum7
Andy! I loved it!
posted on 19-Feb-2003 8:12:11 PM by Sugarplum7
I don't know how good this is, but I just had to post!


~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~



“Liz?” I hear my name whispered softly and I can’t help but smile. I feel so warm. It is like I am somehow surrounded and enveloped in this cocoon. I feel save, protected.

“Liz.” The same smooth voice covers me in its warm, soft tones. I whimper softly as I feel myself being moved, but it is much better than what was there earlier. This is warmer. I cling on to whatever is holding me and curl and wrap myself around it even more, quickly finding comfort.

I open my eyes to find Max above me, as he walks through the halls of the building. He brought me home. “Max?” I say as he stops and the doors to the elevator close.

“Hey, sleeping beauty. How are you feeling?”

“I think my head just blew up.”

“Yeah?” What is it about him? It is like I am turned into mush whenever he is around. It would be my luck that he has a girlfriend already.

“I’m sorry,” I say as I look away from him. “I shouldn’t have said that you needed to kiss me to bring my home. I don’t know why I . . . I’m sorry.” I was barely able to get that last I’m sorry out before my throat closed tightly. If he didn’t hate me before tonight, I am sure that he does now. “You can put me down now, if you want to. I think I can walk.”

He doesn’t respond for a second, and my hope rises. Does he want to let me go?


~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ End Liz’s Part ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~


posted on 19-Feb-2003 8:37:30 PM by Liz_Parker
Great part!
posted on 19-Feb-2003 9:49:04 PM by tabasco sauce
OMG!!! Katie, that part made me want to do a happy dance! It was so beautiful, so sweet!! eee!

Well, I better go before I miss the end of 'The Bachlorette' (shh...stop laughing!!!) Looks like she's going to choose my boy Ryan!

-andy*happy*
posted on 20-Feb-2003 5:52:57 PM by Sugarplum7
Glad you liked it andy! Now we just have to get you to continue with it, and we also need to find where everyone else went off to . . .

Come out come out, where ever you are.

-katie
posted on 20-Feb-2003 6:02:03 PM by tabasco sauce
yeah guys, come out and post!!!

-andy*happy*
posted on 20-Feb-2003 7:31:25 PM by Cominatcha
Oh, my God! You guys have been posting sooo many great parts! I am so here! But where's our Maria? My candy-boy is gettin' lonely!

~*~*~*~*~*~*~

*MICHAEL*

My boy Max is putting the moves on the little virgin, it seems. I think it's all kinda funny. I mean, he had that whole incident with Tess, and now he's getting tangled into another mess, a mess with a girl who gets drunk by accident, goes out and dances with some random guys, tells Maxwell he has to kiss her, and then collapses. Great. This should turn out to be pretty interesting.

I've been trying to avoid all of that shit with what's-her-name. I don't talk to her. I don't look at her. I make sure my leg isn't touching hers when we're that close. She seems to do the same.

Max kinda took responsibility for Liz that night, Kyle seemed really tired, and Alex seemed like he was off in dreamland over Isabel Evans, so I took the opportunity to set up my easel and paint. I work quick. Very quick.

I meant to paint a garden, but I didn't. I ended up painting soemthing much more beautiful than any garden ever could be.

I painted Maria DeLuca . . .





It's short! Sorry!
posted on 20-Feb-2003 7:35:46 PM by Liz_Parker
hehe, short but good *happy*
posted on 20-Feb-2003 9:04:07 PM by qt4167013
bflyanm
posted on 20-Feb-2003 9:44:57 PM by Liz_Parker
Aww...how pretty Maddie *happy*
posted on 20-Feb-2003 10:34:35 PM by tabasco sauce
After reading Cominatcha's post, I'm assuming that we've moved up a couple of days in the future. The night is over. If I misunderstood, please tell me and I'll edit.

-Andy*happy*


~Max~

Since that night at Spundae, I haven't seen or spoken to Liz. I'm guessing that it's better that way. There's something about her that I find incredibly alluring. I can't risk getting attached to anyone right now. Not so soon after breaking things off with Tess.

Still, as I stand here, opening the door to my apartment, I can't help but remember how the night ended....

"Max, really, I'm alright. You don't have to carry me upstairs." Liz exclaimed, suddenly wide awake.

"And lose my reputation as a gentleman? Never!" She looked up at me and smiled.

"Fine. I wouldn't want to be the cause of your rapidly declining status as a chivalrous guy. What would that make me?" Grinning, I carried her up the stairs to the apartment she shared with Isabel, Maria, and Serena. When we finally reached her door, I looked down at her, a questioning look gracing my features.

'Keys?" I asked, nodding to the lock. She dug her hand into her skirt pocket, and handed me a shiny, gold key. I opened the door, and stepped into the dark entranceway.

"Which way to your room?" She pointed to a door on the far left-hand side of the room. Nodding, I walked toward it. When we entered, I stared dumbfounded at the two twin beds.

"Mine is the one one the right." I placed her upon the lavender bedspread, and backed away.

"Max?" She asked me, fighting back a yawn. "Where is everyone?" I looked down at her and shrugged.

"Beats me. I'm guessing they're headed back here this minute."

She nodded and closed her eyes. I didn't have the heart to tell her she was still wearing her spiky heals and tight camisole.

"I better get going," I said, suddenly uncomfortable.

She nodded.

As I exited her door, I heard her faint voice calling me back.

"Max?....Thank you...for tonight. You're a good guy."

I gave her a curt nod. Turning around, I couldn't help but grin.


As I turned the key in the lock, I heard footsteps rapidly approaching.

"Max?" Liz said, her voice breathless. "I've been looking for you!"

~end Max~

Tag, Katie! You're it!


posted on 21-Feb-2003 8:42:21 AM by qt4167013
Mandy see I am posting...seee ooooooooooooo

Kyle-

My head hurts. It has to be like two and I am still in bed.

I stare up at the ceiling and grip my necklase tight.

I am a traitor. I am a no good low evil person who has messed up royaly.

I look at myself in the mirror and cringe at the reflection.

I m a mess and its all my fault.

I didn't have to drink. I didnt have to go. But I did and now I must suffer the consequences.

I grab a Advil and lay back down sheilding my eyes.

"GOOD MORNING!" a cheery voice says.

I look up at Serena.

"Rena..." I groan.

"Don't be lazy get up." She says throwing the covers off.

"ooohhh my head." I moan.

"Quit being a baby. "

"don't you have a hangover?" I ask her looking up.

She laughs.

"I know how to hold my liquor." She says laughing.

I groan again as I feel her push me off the bed.
posted on 21-Feb-2003 11:31:32 AM by tabasco sauce
Great post, Maddie! It's cool to see how Kyle is handling the morning after, especially since he was an alcoholic in high school. Great job!!

-andy*happy*
posted on 21-Feb-2003 6:07:14 PM by Liz_Parker
lol great part maddie *happy*


~*Serena*~


I laugh at Kyle. He's soo weird sometimes. I sigh and let him get changed.


"So, how was your beauty rest?", I ask with a smile and he just rolls his eyes.

I sit on his bed and lay back. "Umm...what all we doing today Kyle?", I ask and look over at him.