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The beginning of the new term was an unfamiliar one for the ex-private school student. Unfamiliar, yet refreshing. In spite of the various not-too-pleasant scents that filled the strange hallways of Silver Valley High, Delphine felt as if she could breathe easy. The teenagers around her were loud and rowdy - a representation of chaos, but also of freedom and authenticity. Such behavior would have never been tolerated back at Vista Academy, but if that was how it was 'out here' then that was exactly the kind of thing she had come to see. However, this was just the beginning, and whether or not she would like what was to come, she had already made the decision to take this step, and there was no going back.

The jarring sound of the school bell echoed down the hallways, signalling the start of the first period. At such a time, Delphine would have been pushing through a sea of consistent dark red to her first class, but this time, it was a sea of technicolor. She had spent some time at home earlier in the morning getting dressed, unsure of what exactly was 'appropriate school attire' apart from the uniform that all students were required to wear at her old school. However, considering the variety of apparel that currently surrounded her, she doubted that anything reasonable that she would have picked out would have made her stand out from this crowd, probably until she started speaking, at least.

Checking her timetable, she found her first classroom. She stood at the door for a moment, wondering if there was a standard seating arrangement. Eventually, she decided slide into an empty desk at the side of the room and middle from the front after everyone who had entered had taken their own seats. A kempt adult woman then entered the classroom and barked at the noisy teenagers to settle down before beginning the class. Delphine was puzzled by this treatment of faculty members, who appeared to be ignored until they made themselves heard. Back at Vista Academy, the students would immediately drop everything to acknowledge any teacher who would enter the room. It was about to be an interesting day.
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Alexander walked down the corridor, heading to his locker. He opened in, taking his books out that he needed before he would get back to his locker. The loud students around him didn't phase him, especially because he had his headphones on and was drowning out the rest of the world with the music playing through them. He quickly took his books out as the shrill sound of the bell made a slight interference in his song. He took his headphones off, stuffed them in his locker and closed the door. He headed to first period through the swarm of students before him, and slipped into a seat at the back without really being noticed.

As he looked around his eyes fell on a girl who was clearly new to the school, but he seemed to recognise her. He couldn't work out how he recognised her but there was something really familiar about her face. He couldn't imagine how he'd forgotten her, she was a very attractive girl, and he was sure that, had they met, he wouldn't have forgotten her. It all confused him.
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Halfway through the class, Delphine was startled by a paper ball that arced over her shoulder from behind her and landed neatly on her desk. Straightening the paper out, she was able to read some detail off of it. Written on it were what seemed to be an address, a date, and a time. She glanced behind her in confusion, wondering about the intention of the student who had thrown the paper to her. He couldn't have just been mischievously trying to annoy her, for he had intentionally missed her head. As she turned to look at him, all he did was to gesture to the student seated to her left. Hoping that she was getting it right, she crushed the paper and tossed it onto the desk on her left. The student seated at the desk, like her, straightened it out and began to read what was on it. She turned back to the boy behind her, who simply gave her a thumbs up. She figured it was a form of communication, a way of conveying messages to classmates whose phone numbers were unknown.

Lunchtime soon rolled around, finding Delphine as one of the first few to have made her way to the cafeteria. Her action of cleaning up a less-than-sanitary section of a table and seat with a wet wipe earned her some stares from nearby students, to which she just responded with a pleasant smile. It was not long before several other trays were slammed onto the table she was at as a group of chattering teenagers took up the surrounding seats. Not saying a word just yet, she listened to their conversations, now understanding what had happened with that piece of paper during the first period. Apparently, someone's parents were going to be away for the coming Friday night and there was going to be a huge party at the given address. What then caught her attention even more, however, was a blonde girl's mention of wanting to hang out at the nearby branch of Starlight Flavors after school.

Delphine's instinctive reaction of turning to look at the blonde must have been rather obvious, from the elbow nudge of the boy seated right next to her. "Got something to say, new girl?"

Well, she did have to make new friends at this school at some point, and this seemed like a good opportunity to reel them in. "What if I told the lot of you that I could get you free dessert at Starlight Flavors?"

Half of the group seemed impressed, and the other half skeptical. Whether it was the lure of her offer or the desire to see her prove what she had claimed, she had secured a social group for the afternoon. Perhaps making friends at Silver Valley was not going to be too much of a challenge after all.
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Alexander had heard the mutterings of a party going on the coming Friday evening and sighed as he approached the cafeteria. While he had no intention of ever going to a high school party, an invite would have at least been somewhat pleasant. It's a bit depressing when the whole school is invited to a party with the exception of you. He couldn't go anyway. He worked evenings and weekends. Even if he had wanted to attend the party, he always put his responsibilities first. He sat down at his usual table, secluded in the corner, plugged in his headphones and drowned out the idle chatter of the cafeteria. "Feeding time at the zoo." He muttered to himself as he turned the volume up in his headphones and began to eat what passed as 'food' in the school kitchens.

He did have one benefit of blending in to the background. Despite his good grades and his outward shyness, while he could have been a premier target for the school bullies, he was pretty much left alone. There was a strange cool factor about being detached and alone. People were almost afraid of him, sometimes. Worried that his solitary attitude was due to a dangerous nature. When in actual fact he was just pathologically shy and struggled to make friends. He kind of liked the quiet though. The lack of bullying, the lack of drama. It was a comfortable loneliness. But that could have been because he'd never really known any different.
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Delphine must have already been getting accustomed to the more chaotic environment, as the after-lunch classes had seemed to fly by rather quickly as compared to the morning session. Even as she made her way out to the front gates to meet with her 'new friends', the hallways were still bustling with students going about with after-school activities. She passed several groups, most of which were identifiable by their uniforms - the football team, the marching band, cheerleaders, dancers, the science club, and was that the choir? Joining a club seemed like a good way to make friends too, perhaps she should consider it. She would take some time with that decision though, considering it was only her first day.

The group of six entered the nearest branch of Starlight Flavors later that afternoon after a short walk around the mall in which it was located. The branch was like any other, its ceiling made to resemble a clear, starry night sky over contemporary dining furniture and decorations. The place was relatively quiet at such a time, and one of the senior staff members promptly greeted Delphine and immediately seated the group. She enthusiastically returned the greeting, and it became apparent that the two were hardly strangers. She then requested for all orders to be on the house, earning impressed looks from everyone else at the table when the staff agreed.

While the table's order was passed to the staff behind the counter with a mention of "Miss Nixon has come to visit,", Delphine sat back and listened to more of her group's discussions about recent and upcoming events, satisfied to be included. When asked if she was interested in attending the coming Friday's party, she expressed that she did not know the host. A brunet in the group explained to her that when they pass notes out like that, it usually meant that they just wanted to fill the house. Strange, but interesting. She proceeded to thank him for his explanation. What was his name again? She then came to a realization that nobody at the table had introduced themselves, including her.

"So, the lot of you can call me Delphine..." she began, only after which all the other introductions came one after another. Definitely a weird start to this 'friendship', but hey, they were being nice, were they not?
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Alex was working that evening after school. He arrived home and had something quick to eat before heading out to work. The house was empty once again, with his mother was working all hours, and on the rare occasion she wasn't working she was usually passed out from exhaustion. He arrived at work a little early and changed into his uniform. As he approached his colleagues he heard the murmurings that Delphine Nixon, daughter of the owner of Starlight Flavours, was in the restaurant. And that's when it hit him. The familiar face from school. He'd seen pictures of her with her family. Because they were owners of his workplace. Of course, he got asked to serve the group, and that jarred him. This could lead to social suicide or worse, to losing his job, if it went badly. "Time to shine, Wolfe." Alex muttered to himself before heading over to the table with a notepad and a pen tucked into his apron.

"Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Starlight Flavours, my name is Alex and I will be your server this evening." He handed out a menu to each person at the table and then smiled brightly. "I understand that this tables orders are on the house tonight. Shall I get you started with some drinks, perhaps?" He asked.
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