welcome to a little bit rebel! we're a 200wc rl board set in the semi-fictional canterbury, connecticut, usa. we've been around 14 months and don't plan on going anywhere any time soon! here at ALBR we pride ourselves on being welcoming and friendly to anyone and everyone. we hope that you can find a home here with us.
please remember to join with your character's first and last name in CAPS! we are also encouraging older characters to evolve our community so please consider it.
It'd been quite some time since Kelly last went out and did something with friends just for the fun of it. Sure, she'd been on a few late night walks with Olivia, but Olivia was more like a sister than anything else, so she didn't really count. Kelly was never one to have too much free time. She spent most of her time doing things that would make her look good, such as volunteering for different events, being in all kinds of clubs at school, and just things that looked good on your school records. Kelly was a very ambitious girl, she liked to succeed, and she never failed at anything she did. If there was a possibility she would fail at something, she'd try harder and harder until that was no longer possible. The only time Kelly had actually not tried for something, was in the cheer squad when they're were picking captain. Most people thought Kelly would get it, because well, she was Kelly Cross after all. But Kelly knew her bestfriend, and also ex-step sister, Olivia Mcleod wanted it, so she hadn't even applied. She liked to think she didn't apply for it only for that reason, because Olivia wanted it, but really, another part of the reason was because the only girl that could possibly beat Kelly at something like that, was Olivia. And Kelly didn't like to loose.
Kelly always chose her friends very carefully, those who became her true friends that is, she only had a few that she actually treated like true friends, and one of those friends was Caterina. At first when they met, Kelly had thought she was competition, she was very pretty and people seemed to like her, besides, she was a great dancer and that was something Kelly wasn't too good at. But after watching her for a while, Kelly had decided to befriend the girl instead. And who would've thought, but Kelly actually ended up liking her. Cat was a great girl after all, and Kelly wanted to see her suceed at everything she did, she had so much potential. It was rare for Kelly to actually care so much for girls that were younger, but Cat was different. And speaking of Cat, they'd made plans to meet for lunch at the new Italian place. Canterbury seemed to have new italian restaurants all the time, but there were still none that had impressed Kelly with their food. She was stood outside of the restaurant, five minutes early, waiting for Cat. There were a few people there, but not too many, which she was thankful for, it meant she didn't have to watch everything she said because it might end up on camera or the blogs. No, she could actually enjoy herself now. If Cat showed up that is.
trust was something that caterina needed in friendships. she had trusted her father with her life, only to find out that he was the mob boss of new jersey, having killed people himself. when her father died, she knew she wasn't going to let anyone that close again. the only person who she truly trusted in her life was adriano, her older brother. he was seven years older than her, but they had a connection that was like no other. in the past few weeks, cat had spent a lot of time thinking about adriano. he was always at the studio, trying to perfect the piece they were performing in a month. the studio was where caterina saw him the most, not even at home. she loved having him in canterbury instead of new york city, but she wished that he was his old self. the happy adriano who treated her like one should treat a little sister. these days, he always had an attitude, and this took a toll on cat.
when caterina and kelly started their friendship, cat wasn't sure how close she wanted to get to her. she knew that kelly was popular, a cheerleader, beautiful, and sort of a bitch. but, she didn't want to make assumptions of what she heard through conversations on campus. instead, she decided to be nice to her and try to see the good inside, and that she did. kelly cared so much about her school work, just as caterina did. it was nice to have someone to help her with her studies, giving her tips about teachers at ellison as well as how to answer essay questions to please the teachers. they had spent time together in the library, sitting together and doing work, but they hadn't spent much time outside off the ellison campus.
caterina made her way to downtown caterbury to meet kelly at the new italian restaurant. having grown up in an all italian family, caterina knew how good italian food tasted. usually she didn't want to try italian restaurants because she had been to her fair share of terribly fake italian restaurants. but, because kelly had wanted to go to the new one, she couldn't say no. once she was close, she saw kelly standing against the wall, glancing down at her cell phone. "hey kelly!" she said with a smile as she leaned in to give her a hug. "i'm glad we're doing this."
TAG: SORRY THIS IS BAD | WORDS: 409 | OUTFIT | ORANGE CARAMEL ! @ ATF
Kelly didn't really know too much about Cat, she knew she was a dancer and that she had an older brother who was as well. But other than that, all she really knew was the things Cat had told her herself, and she didn't really share too much. But Kelly was the same, she hardly ever let anyone in, at all. Not even Olivia got to see certain sides of her, no one did. Maybe her older brother, Rhett, but that didn't happen too often. For example, Kelly had never cried infront of people since she was about 7 years old. She used to be made fun of because she cried easily when she was little, but then one day she just decided she didn't want to be that girl anymore, and stopped. After that, she'd slowly turned into the complete bitch she was today. She had good sides, she really did, she just didn't show them. She never showed people how much she truly cared about things, she played it off like all she'd gotten in life was easy, that her good grades weren't that hard to achive, and that her reputation had been made for her. But no, that wasn't the case. She spent every single day making sure everything went as planned with her life, school, reputation, everything. It was no coinsidence that she'd been elected prom princess. People voted for her because they couldn't not vote for her. She was one of the top students, and she fitted the role. Prom Princess was something Kelly looked like she was born to be.
She greeted Cat with a smile as she walked up to her, returning her hug as she did, swiftly dropping her cellphone into her purse. "Hey you." She smiled, winking at her then laughed a little bit. "Yeah, me too. I just hope this place is good, i've been to so many crappy restaurant's lately it's not even funny!" She rolled her eyes, half joking. Kelly was very picky when it came to restaurants and such, she had high standards, and she didn't like it when restaurants, stores and what not didn't reach up to them. "So tell me, what have you been up to lately besides school work?" She asked, opening the door and walking inside to look around. So far, so good. The place certainly looked good, it was newly renovated but it didn't have that kindof style that just screamed renovated, no, in fact it looked pretty old fashioned, but that was only a good thing. A waiter came over to show them to an empty table, following him to it she sat down, facing Cat.
tag: cat/kaitie! ! outfit:here!notes: WAS NOT, and sorry a bit shorter but oh well
caterina laughed as the two walked into the restaurant. "yeah, you're telling me. canterbury really needs to step up it's game," she joked. but in a way, it was true. cat had lived in cantberbury for the past five years, and the town would open random restaurants, half of them not even being good food. last week, her mom and her went to a little deli downtown, and it was the worst service that cat had ever experienced. with all the students from stratton working around the town, this was kind of to be expected. it would be nice, though, if some respect was given. the way that cat saw it, it's your job to be nice. if you're not nice to the people that you are serving, you're not doing your job correctly. maybe that was a rude way to think, cat knew, but it was the truth. if kelly would have been there, she would have caused a giant scene, which brought a smile to cat's face thinking about it.
her friendship still confused caterina, though. kelly was a top cheerleader, prom princess, and was beyond popular. and yet, she was friends with caterina. at times, caterina thought she was only being friends with her because she wanted to embarrass her, which is why she tried to keep kelly close but not too close. she knew she was nicer than what she heard, but didn't know how far she'd go to bring herself to the top. it was still surprising, because caterina was not one to have many friends. cat wasn't sure how many people knew about her father, but it had to have been enough because she wasn't rich with friends. well, she tried to blame this on her father.
"i've been doing a lot of dancing," caterina replied as they sat down. ,"adriano - my older brother - has a showcase next month, so i've been at his studio making sure everything is going okay, helping as much as i can. he's got a lot on his plate, so i'm just trying to make sure he's staying as calm as he can." the words came out of her mouth before she knew it, and she hoped her face didn't show it. she knew she should have been more careful before telling kelly about her personal life. the part of her life that she knew adriano would not be happy aboutt her telling. "but, umm, yeah. dancing's about it. dancing and school," cat replied with a shrug. "what about you? how's cheerleading going?"
Kelly had always been very concerned about what other people thought of her, maybe it was due to the fact her brother, Rhett, was the complete opposite. He'd often hide weed and stuff in her room just so he wouldn't get in trouble. And not that long ago, he was even suspended from school because he'd had an affair with one of the teachers. Kelly had been devestated when that all came out, she'd been so embarrassed she didn't know what to do. The only one she could talk about it to was Olivia Mcleod, her ex-step sister, whom she still saw as a sister and her bestfriend. Olivia was probably the one person that got to see alot of Kelly's good sides, because she tried hard not to show people she actually had feelings, it was bad to be seen as weak because then people could easily walk all over you. And Kelly wouldn't have that, at all. So when her reputation had been threatned because of her brother's actions, she'd been devestated for about a day, and then quickly thought of every single thing she could do to make sure people still looked at her the same way as before. Such as basically turning into the ice queen of Ellison, not letting a single person think they could make fun of her because she was ina vunerable state, no, that would never happen as long as Kelly had something to say about it.
But being so concerned about what people thought of her, it also made people scared of her. Not that she didn't deserve it, it wasn't like she wanted people to not be scared of her. Rather feared than liked, that was one thing she'd always stick to. But sometimes it got to her, when people like Cat, people she actually liked, were scared of telling her too much because they thought she'd use it against them. Kelly might be a bitch, but she was very loyal to her friends, even if she didn't show it. Olivia knew that, and that Kelly was thankful for. She smiled listening to what Cat said, she'd always found it fascinating that Cat was so into dancing, it was the one thing Kelly didn't really excell at. Sure the dancing they did in the cheer squad was easy, but when it came to things like street dance and stuff, she was totally lost without help. "Oh that sounds like fun, I think I met your brother that time at the dance studio, he looks a bit like that guy from the Jonas Brothers, right?" She laughed softly, thinking about it, Cat's brother really did remind her of that Jonas Brothers boy, Joe or whatever his name was. "It's going great, Olivia's doing great as captain, I think we're really getting better now." She smiled and nodded once, picking up the menu to see what she wanted to eat.
caterina was the farthest thing from a cocky person. her entire life, her and adriano were put down by their father. caterina knew that the two for them were good at dance, but she never boasted about it. adriano, on the other hand, would tell people how amazing he was and how hard he was working just so the focus could be on him. instead, caterina liked to stay in the background. if she was good at something, she would never let anyone know that she was proud of herself. that way, she could never be called names for being too proud of too confident. by staying quiet and not getting too confident, if things went wrong, she didn't have to feel so let down. if things went well, then she would take it. even after he father died and her brother told her to be proud of herself, it wasn't something that she could switch on and off. it was something that made her mother very upset - that she wasn't proud of her accomplishments. it wasn't just dance, but with school as well. cat was a hard working girl who deserved all she got, but yet she could never take it all in and be proud of herself. she'd rather be happy for other people and show much she cared rather than feel something for herself.
a smirk played at cat's lips when she compared adriano to a jonas brother. "don't tell adriano that, the little fangirl inside him will probably faint," she laughed, thinking of adriano being compared to joe jonas. no matter how much he would try to deny that he liked the jonas brothers, he couldn't help but admire them because they had been from a small town in new jersey, just like we did, and made it big. it was something that adriano always wanted but didn't get. he looked up to them, in a way. "aww, good," cat cooed to kelly as the waiter brought over two glasses of water and handed them menus. cat couldn't help but wonder if kelly really was happy that olivia had made cheerleading captain and not her. in the back of her mind, cat knew that kelly was known as the ellison bitch, but couldn't fully understand why; kelly had been nothing but nice to cat. "i actually went to the competition at stratton a little while back and you guys were good! i can only imagine how good you're doing now," caterina complimented. and it was true - they were good. while she didn't think it was as difficult as dance, she had to give these girls credit. they always had smiles on their faces even when their team was losing; cat knew how hard it was to put on a face to make people think everything's okay.
It was well known around Ellison that either you did everything you could to be liked by Kelly Cross, or you hid behind your locker door when she walked by. But Kelly had always lived by the whole "rather feared than liked" attitude, even if it meant a lot of people would hate her and say shit about her behind her back. But she had yet to experience someone who had the guts to actually say something to her face. People knew that if you stood up against Kelly, well she wouldn't be holding back. She knew how to make people feel worthless and how to get girls to run into the bathroom crying by just saying one sentence. And Kelly knew basically everything there was to know about everyone at Ellison, mostly thanks to the younger classmen who looked up to her and jumped on every chance they got to prove to her how badly they wanted to be liked by her. But Kelly had friends too, Olivia of course, and then Roxie. Roxie was like the sister Kelly had always wanted, even if she didn't listen to Kelly's advice about school, like Caterina did for example. Kelly liked Caterina because she was one of those genuinely nice people that Kelly sometimes wondered what it'd be like if she would be too. But she'd quickly sweep that thought away, Kelly wasn't a genuinely nice person, she was only nice when she felt like it or when she needed to be.
Kelly laughed at Cat's comment about her brother, "Oh I'd like to see that. So he's a secret jonas brothers fan? Well who isn't these days." Kelly said, smiling as she scanned the menu. Kelly looked up from her menu as Cat complimented the cheer squad, "Thanks. We work hard so hopefully it shows." She laughed softly, it was true though, Kelly often bugged Olivia about having extra cheer practices, just because she wanted them to be the best. It was a good thing Olivia and Kelly had so much respect for eachother, or else there would probably be endless amounts of competition between them. Kelly knew that, if Roxie had been a junior as well, she'd probably be right there with them competeing about everything. But thankfully she was younger and that made it a whole lot easier to just have fun with her. "Have you ever considered joining the cheer squad?" She winked at her, smiling. "I think you'd be a great asset, I mean those dance moves would definitely blow people away." She laughed a little, picking up her glass of water to take a sip. Setting it down she closed her menu. "Have you decided what you're having?" She smiled, looking over her shoulder to see where the waiter went.