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A collab featuring: Lilith Montgomery @HaleyTheRandom & Ellie Roberts @Melissa
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With her lips pressed together in a thin line and with her arms crossed, Ellie Roberts stared into the abyss that was her closet, searching through what seemed like endless thrifted finds for the perfect outfit to wear to tonightโ€™s party. It was indeed a bit unusual that the girl would be in attendance, as normally sheโ€™d be working a closing shift at the diner, but she had made a vow to herself that this year she would try to break out of her shell and have a little fun while she still could. So, she found herself getting ready alongside her best friend in the hours before they departed for Christianโ€™s house.

Everyone would be there tonight- both Rosefell and Liberty kids -and out of them all, the only person that Ellie was intent on avoiding was Rico. She somehow had managed to go all week without running into him (aside from spotting him on the first day), but knew that luck would run out tonight since it was practically guaranteed that heโ€™d be present. This meant that even if she didnโ€™t intend on talking to him, she still had to look damn well good.

Grabbing two hangers in order to present them as options, she pivoted on her heel to meet Lilโ€™s gaze. โ€œAlright, which one? Left or right?โ€

Lilith was sitting on the edge of her best friend's bed, legs crossed as she silently rolled a blunt over her rolling tray. At the sound of Ellieโ€™s voice, Lilithโ€™s head snapped up as her eyes examined the two choices in front of her.

โ€Honestly, babe? The second one is way too formal. I know weโ€™re low-key trying to impress the Liberty cuties butโ€ฆ no. Thatโ€™s gross.โ€ Taking a lighter, Lilith gently ran the flame back and forth across the wax strip to help the blunt dry faster. โ€I like the first one. You know I do. I adore that outfit everytime you wear it - but I also think you could do better.โ€

The brunette vocally grumbled, letting both the hangers drop from her hands and fall to the floor dramatically. She was sure one of those outfits would have been good enough for the party, but now she was back at square one. Even though she knew her friend was right (as always), she still was frustrated. Finding something to wear wasnโ€™t normally this hard! โ€œUgh, fine. Let me see what else I have.โ€ Turning back around and leafing through her options again, Ellie spoke over her shoulder to Lil.

โ€œHow many of those are you making?โ€ The girl inquired curiously, not directly implying that she wanted in, but her interest clearly piqued.

Ellieโ€™s reaction put a small smirk on Liliths face. A small huff through her nose signified the girl's amusement as she readjusted on the bed, and the question resulted in the shrugging of her shoulders. โ€At least five - one for each of the storage tube thingies and one for now. Maybe more. Just depends on how long we hang out until the party. Plus what I donโ€™t smoke now, Iโ€™ll smoke later with someone at the party, so...โ€ Her voice trailing off, Lilith began to roll another blunt.

โ€You knowโ€ฆ the offer always stands to smoke with me. Sure, the choking sucks, but itโ€™s worth it.โ€

Ellie sighed, resigning for a moment from scavenging her wardrobe to flop down on the bed in momentary defeat. She peered over and watched as Lil rolled another blunt with delicate fingers, a true art form of itโ€™s own. For as long as the two had been friends, and as many times she had been offered a joint or a hit from a bong, Ellie had never smoked. Partially because she had been scared to death when they talked about drugs during Health class for the first time, partially because sheโ€™d seen how Ri- her ex could get when he mixed too many things together, and mostly because she was afraid of how sheโ€™d react while high. But something about tonight and the mood she was in was making her extra curious about joining Lil in her escapades.

โ€œI know,โ€ Ellie replied, always aware of Lilโ€™s open door policy. With a slight pause, she let her train of thought become words, โ€œLike, how high will I be if I smoke with you? Is there like a tolerance for weed like there is for alcohol?โ€ The brunette asked in her naivety, knowing that her friend would probably laugh at her dumb question. โ€œIโ€™m just like really nervous for tonight.

Lilith cleared her throat and narrowed her eyes as she tried to concentrate. This one wrap wasnโ€™t wanting to stick shut, and it looked like she might have to double wrap it. It was a little annoying, but it also burned a little slower, so it was worth the pain.

โ€Well, loveโ€ฆ like with anything else in life, every person is different. Some people have to smoke a little bit more when they get high, some people a little less. Also depends on the strains. And thereโ€™s different kinds of highs and --โ€ Pausing for a brief moment, Lilith glanced over to see the look on her friend's face. โ€Okay, that might be kinda scary. Let me put it this way.โ€

Putting her rolling tray of supplies to the side, Lilith turned to look Ellie in the face, her legs crossed on the bed. โ€The strain that I have is called Cherry pie. Itโ€™s what we call an Indica hybrid, so itโ€™s really gonna mellow you out.โ€

Ellieโ€™s brain moved at a mile a minute as Lil tried to explain the intricacies of smoking, but all she was focusing on was the high. Of course she was nervous, as such is anyone when trying something new, but she trusted her friend with her life (quite literally) and so she knew that Lil wouldnโ€™t throw her in the deep end without a life vest. โ€œThereโ€™s different types of weed? I thought it was all the same thingโ€ฆโ€ The brunette sighed, burying her head into a nearby pillow.

โ€œHow the fuck am I supposed to be going to art school and plan on surviving in college if I donโ€™t even know that thereโ€™s different types of weed?!โ€ Her words muffled, she replied to Lil with a grumble. Lifting her head up, she returned her gaze to her friend. โ€œIโ€™ve missed a lot, havenโ€™t I...โ€ She trailed off, referencing the fact that instead of going to parties, sheโ€™d been working around the clock at the diner.

โ€Baby - listen. At the end of the day it is all the same. It all burns, it all smokes, and it all gets you high - unless itโ€™s just really shit weed.โ€ Lilith took a moment to light the first of her treasures, inhaling deeply before letting the smoke exit through her nose.

โ€Are you okay, E,โ€ she asked, clearly concerned as she got off the bed to open the window. Taking another hit, she looked at Ellie. โ€Something seemsโ€ฆ. off.โ€

The brunette exhaled deeply once again, โ€œI donโ€™t know.โ€ She replied honestly, staring blankly at the ceiling. โ€œI thought I was okay- I thought I was over it- but of course I had to see Rico on the very first day of school hitting on some Liberty blonde and it made me question everything.โ€ Ellie explained, the words just tumbling out. It was an uneasiness that she had felt all week but opted to keep to herself, but as it always went, she knew she couldnโ€™t lie to Lil.

โ€œI sometimes feel like I made the wrong choice and breaking up with him was a mistake.โ€

Lilith listened as her friend explained her current dilemma, her eyes widening at the mention of Ricoโ€™s name. So he was the problem. Putting the blunt out in the ashtray, Lilith made her way over to Ellieโ€™s closet, trying to see if she could find a revenge outfit. Hands on her hips as she huffed in frustration, she shook her head.

โ€Look - I know that you loved the guy. I mean, how could you not?โ€ As Lilith began shuffling through the clothes in the closet, she began to feel the heat rise to her face. Rico had been an ass to Ellie, and Lilith had never forgiven him for it - no matter how many times they had hung out. โ€But! He broke promises. He lied. He manipulated. He came home at odd hours in the morning, not caring if you had plans or if you were in the right mind to deal with his shit. And he didnโ€™t treat you right.โ€

The more upset Lilith got, the faster the words came out. Taking a deep breath, she yanked the two most appealing pieces from the closet she could find - a white crop top and jean shorts.

โ€Iโ€™m sorry. I donโ€™t have any right to be upset. But I remember how he treated you, and Iโ€™m sorry, but I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll ever forgive him for it, either. Now - if somewhere down the road you do end up taking him back then so be it. But donโ€™t forget what he did, and donโ€™t forget how he made you feel. Breaking up with him back then was the right choice. And now that I know whatโ€™s wrong...โ€

Tossing the clothes to Ellie, Lilith picked the ashtray up from the bedside table. โ€I suggest that we find a way for you to have a good time tonight - starting with that outfit.โ€

The brunette watched as her best friendโ€™s demeanor made a complete 180 from the moment previous, her statement about Rico clearly striking a negative chord and resulting in an off- colored tangent. But she couldnโ€™t blame her- Ellie would react the same way if Lil was in a similar situation and as she listened to the words that quickly fled from her lips, the girl tried to align herself with the mindset that her friend was in. Lil was right- her ex had made empty promises, he hid things from her, and he always knew that sheโ€™d come to his aid even when it was inconvenient. And as much as Ellie was head over heels for him at the time and would do anything for him, looking back, the behavior shouldnโ€™t have been tolerated in the slightest.

As her friend threw options her way, the brunette inspected the shirt and shorts choice from her closet before slipping off the outfit she was wearing in order to try it on. As she pulled the white cropped tank over her head, she realized it was more revealing than sheโ€™d normally wear, the fabric just hitting above her belly button. The same was discovered as she stepped into the shorts one leg at a time. With both pieces on, she responded to Lil.

โ€œYou do have a right to be upset, you know. Just because you didnโ€™t date him doesnโ€™t mean you werenโ€™t hurt by his actions tooโ€ฆโ€ Ellie paused, not wanting it to sound as though she believed he had cruel intentions. Because he didnโ€™t, so she clarified. โ€œBut heโ€™s not a bad person either though- he just clearly needed help with getting his priorities in check.โ€ The brunette inspected herself in the mirror before breaking her train of thought to address the clothes she was wearing.

โ€œIs this more of what you were envisioning?โ€ Ellie asked, turning to see her backside in the reflection, โ€œMy ass isnโ€™t hanging out of these shorts, is it?โ€

โ€I know heโ€™s not a bad person, and I know people change,โ€ Lilith said, relighting the blunt. Talking about Rico had a way of killing your buzz. โ€But despite all thatโ€ฆ just donโ€™t get hurt.โ€

Flopping back down on the bed, Lilith laughed at Ellieโ€™s reaction. โ€Thatโ€™s perfect!โ€ she exclaimed, genuinely pleased with the job she had done. โ€For the current situation - there could not be a better outfit. Besides - you have a nice ass and it ainโ€™t gonna look like that forever.โ€

Shrugging her shoulders, Lilith took another hit. โ€But seriously - we can find you something else if itโ€™s too much. Orโ€ฆ you could just say fuck it, think about the fact that itโ€™s Senior year and hit this shit so I donโ€™t feel so bad about smoking a whole one by myself. Your call.โ€

โ€œNo,โ€ Ellie blurted, continuing to gaze at herself in the mirror. The more she stared, the more she liked the outfit and how she looked in it. The shorts hit her hips just at the right spot to emphasize her natural curves, and the tank hit her midriff in the perfect place to draw the eye upward. โ€œI think itโ€™s just enough.โ€ The girl directed her attention away from her reflection and towards Lil, as well as the blunt she was holding. Debating with herself for one last moment, she finally walked towards the bed and extended her hand, agreeing that if there was ever a time to smoke, it was now. Besides, whatโ€™s the worst thing that could happen?

โ€œFuck it, this is happening.โ€ Grasping the blunt delicately with her thumb and index finger, Ellie walked towards the window and brought it towards her lips, inhaling shallowly at first but then deeper. Even though she had never smoked before, she had seen Lil take a hit about a thousand times at this point, so she knew basically what to do. As her lungs filled, she tried to resist the urge to cough, and managed to exhale almost completely before letting one or two gentle ones slip out. Heat graced her cheeks and Ellie smirked as she handed the blunt back to Lil. โ€œAre you proud of me?โ€

Already bursting with excitement before Ellie took the blunt, this moment easily made the list of Lilithโ€™s top five most shocked moments. Standing by and watching eagerly to see if Ellieโ€™s first hit would be good or bad, she nodded her head in encouragement as she took the blunt back from her friend.

โ€Eleanor Roberts - I have been waiting a lifetime for you to smoke with me,โ€ she said, laughing. โ€And yes. I am completely shocked at how well you took that. My first hit was an absolute disaster.โ€ Taking another hit, Lillith looked at Ellie. โ€What do you say you go do your makeup and Iโ€™ll get us an Uber to the party?โ€

The brunette laughed along with her bestie before nodding in agreement. โ€œSounds perfect. Letโ€™s make tonight one to rememberโ€ฆ or not.โ€ Ellie winked before grabbing her makeup bag and heading towards the bathroom to complete her look, preparing for the night ahead of them.

With the campers having finally arrived after days of anticipation, the Winter session of Second Horizons was officially underway. After gathering the teens at the North Pole in the center of camp to sort them into their bunks for the next two weeks, the groups were released to their cabins in order to get settled and unpack. Snow had begun to fall shortly after they adjourned, but by the evening the sky had cleared its clouds to reveal the gorgeous stars amongst the mountains as a backdrop for the nightโ€™s activity.

The cold winter day had rolled into a cold winterโ€™s night, and the campers and counselors alike found themselves huddled by campfires in the annual bonfire tradition. It was customary that on the first night of camp the bunks gathered to play some getting to know you games and roast marshmallows to make smores in order to start the session off on the right foot together. Since numbers were lower this year, each cabin paired up with another to not only encourage friendships in other bunks, but also to save firewood (all of the counselors could agree that chopping wood was their least favorite responsibility, and the less they had to do it, the better). Fetching Fox (Red) and Howling Wolf (Blue) were at one campfire, and Cozy Bear (Green) and Little Hare (Pink) were at the other.

Gwen was excited for an evening spent by the fire- she was looking forward to gazing up at the starry sky and finding the different constellations and couldnโ€™t wait to get to know her new campers better. The brunette had already begun making connections with the first years and thus found herself sitting on a log next to Mickey braiding her hair. Delicately, she twisted and folded the girlโ€™s hair over itself, forming a plait in little to no time.

While Gwen was busy braiding Mickeyโ€™s hair, Nick was sitting on the other side of her, watching over the campers and idly sipping at a cup of hot chocolate as he observed. Gwen was a better counselor than he had figured โ€” and his co-counselor Kim was occupied with some other campers โ€” and Nick was wondering why he was even here. Did they even need his help? The two girls seemed like they had it under control. He shook his head and looked away, while Mickey just turned her head slightly to look back at Gwen and ask a question. โ€œHey, how does it look?โ€

The brunette smirked, โ€œIt looks perfect, if I do say so myself.โ€ She laughed, trying not to seem as though she was bragging about her own handiwork. Braiding and doing hair was one of her many talents after taking care of her younger sisterโ€™s hair for so many years when her own mother couldnโ€™t. Grabbing the elastic band that was stored around her wrist, she tied off the end of Mickeyโ€™s hair, a job well done. โ€œThere! Hopefully you like it.โ€ Gwen took out her phone and snapped a picture from the back so that she could show her.

Mickey was all smiles. Sheโ€™d never had her hair braided before โ€” at least not by another person, and the end result was great! โ€œThank you again. Hey, are there traditions around here like this? Like, the bonfire, I mean.โ€ She asked, looking around at the other campers, and off to the other firepit on the other side of the camp, by the other cabins. โ€œHow late does this usually go, anyway? I donโ€™tโ€ฆ really stay up late,โ€ she admitted with a shy smile added on; it was more than a little embarrassing to more or less admit she had a bedtime.

Seeing the girlโ€™s smile made Gwen grin widely in return- she loved nothing more than making people happy and that alone made it obvious why she was a counselor. โ€œOf course!โ€ She replied on instinct before focusing on her question. โ€œHmm, let me thinkโ€ฆ cabins love pranking each other at least once so expect to see that, on Christmas everyone wears pajamas all day- even on the slopes, and on New Years a few people like to jump into the snow in nothing but their bathing suits and then they end up in the sauna until they can feel their toes againโ€ฆโ€ She laughed to herself remembering the events from her first year on staff last Winter. โ€œBut I wonโ€™t spoil them all for you.โ€ Gwen had opted to focus on the fun and wacky traditions, but there were many more things that happened during the session that made Second Horizons unique and fun.

In regards to the end time of the eveningโ€™s events, the brunette addressed Mickeyโ€™s concerns, โ€œDonโ€™t even worry about it- I know the first day can be a bit overwhelming especially after traveling to get here. Even though Iโ€™d love for you to be here the whole time, feel free to stay as long as you would like, and when you want to head back to the cabin one of the counselors can walk with you.โ€

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Meanwhile, at the other campfire, Chloe Chambers sat amongst her cabin-mates from Red as well as the unknown faces from the Blue cabin (if she was being honest, she could barely tell who was in her group and who was in the other since she hadnโ€™t made an effort to remember names). The only people she recognized were that of the counselor who practically fainted earlier when she broke the news that not everyone on the planet watches sitcoms and the boy with the ridiculous accent.

As she mindlessly went through her short program in her head and let her marshmallow set ablaze in the fire (it was sadly not on her training diet so she could not partake in the eating of the smore, only the burning of the ingredients), Chloe glanced at the person sitting next to her out of curiosity. โ€œSoโ€ฆ howโ€™d you end up here? Did your parents send you away for the holidays too or are you somehow here by choice?โ€
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A @Kiki is Anxious & @Melissa Collaboration


Rae lifted her hand up, flapping it about as if to wave away her earlier question and shook her head slightly from side to side. โ€Nevermind, you can give me the deats later.โ€ She replied nonchalantly before resting her hands on her hips, her head held high as she beamed an energetic smile toward the doll-like female. โ€œI take it youโ€™re the special delivery, am I right?โ€

Livโ€™s first impression of Rae was that she was veryโ€ฆ glittery. No seriously, why was she covered in glitter? With the blue hair, it was almost as if a Twilight vampire and a mermaid had a baby. Saving that question for after introductions and just ignoring it, the blonde offered the girl a wide smile and stuck out her hand. โ€œThat would be correct, Iโ€™m Olivia Howard. But you can call me Liv!โ€ The Liberty girl greeted warmly. โ€œItโ€™s really nice to meet you.โ€

The glitter was honestly something the sea themed ombre haired teen had forgotten. So that was the unfortunate realization that came seconds after she took hold of Livโ€™s extended hand, a few small clouds of glitter that survived her sonic run there, spilling off her form as she firmly shook the other femaleโ€™s hand. Probably for longer than needed, but who could blame her for making triple decker sure that the Liberty student was human and not extremely realistic plastic. โ€Itโ€™s nice to meet you too Liv!โ€ Her tone matched Livโ€™s in enthusiasm.

โ€I never thought Iโ€™d ever meet a real life Barbie.โ€ If this were text, she might have been mistakenly assumed to be saying it passive-aggressively as sarcastically chipper, but any Disney Channel Movie Fanatic would probably pick up she wasnโ€™t being mean spirited in saying. โ€You know my name already so we can skip that and get right to the tour if you want?โ€

Liv instantly regretted offering her hand to greet Rae, since as soon as they clasped palms, glitter flew everywhere. Trying to be as discreet as possible, the moment the girl let go the blonde smoothed down her white dress politely in an attempt to rid herself of the discarded glitter. She laughed as the comparison was made to the famous fashion doll, as well as the movie, and took the compliment (that admittedly she had received more than once before) in stride. โ€œThatโ€™s very sweet of you to say, but I assure you Iโ€™m very much human, and always have been unfortunately.โ€ Liv joked, before nodding at the promise of the much anticipated tour. โ€œSounds great, you can tell me more about yourself on the way.โ€

โ€But would you actually admit it if you were- Ohhhh, my bad about that. โ€ Rae's face scrunched up a little when noticed the glitter she left behind on Liv from the handshake alone, a cringe from how she just kinda christened her white dress with sparkly shades of blue that needed to be shook off.

โ€Would you believe I was attacked by a gang of faeries?โ€ Only seconds would pass before she admitted rather quickly, โ€Okay so maybe it was only one." Quieting down, she watched Liv with a blank face, the hamster wheel of a brain whirling to life as she managed to both space out and listen. Nodding her head slightly as things finished processing, both her thoughts and Liv's words, before finger-gunning her way backwards in a slow walk. โ€You got it Liv-Laugh-Love, let's start this tour with a trip to the best bathrooms in the whole school. โ€

The blonde nodded in response to the first stop of their tour, a less than enthused voice following a cautious and forced smile. โ€œGreatโ€ฆ good to know.โ€ Spike was right, Rae was definitely a little quirky, but hopefully after getting to know her a little better the blonde would warm up. Besides, it was too early on for her to already start having doubts about Rosefell. Sure her brother was pissed beyond belief and coming in with a negative mindset, but his younger sister was much more optimistic about the promise of this new school. As the two began to walk out of the office and back into the hallway, the girl offered her guide a more genuine grin. โ€œSo, Rae, how do you like it here?โ€

โ€It's school, any kid who says they do like it has an agenda and knows how to use it.โ€ Rae replied, her tone dry as she turned to face forward like Liv. Her hands being shoved into the pockets of her yellow peacoat, keeping in step with the blonde beside her with a slight lead so she could guide them through the hallways.โ€It has its flaws, and probably more of them than Liberty but once you get the swing of things it's pretty fun to see the things that go on." She gave a wink from over her shoulder before her lips quirked upward in a half smirk.

โ€Such as, which bathroom to use if you need privacy and a clean space. Or ya know, the easiest place to get an ubereats or food delivery brought here without getting caught because they are kinda stingy with the serving sizes here. โ€ She added while making small gestures with her hands, before running her fingers through her messy hair.

โ€œYouโ€™ve got a point thereโ€ฆโ€ Liv smirked, agreeing that anyone who liked going to school was seriously disturbed. The blonde enjoyed Liberty, but certainly not for the academics. Assignments and exams were the bane of her existence and they would remain so until the end of time. It was only when they arrived at the bathrooms and the mermaid haired girl began to explain that Liv understood why she made it a stop on the tour. It seems as though there were definitely tips, tricks, and loopholes to be learned in order to find your way around Rosefell.

โ€œWhat other secrets about this place do you have Rae? I want to know them all.โ€

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After a few more stops around the building, Liv thanked Rae for the educational tour and headed on her merry way towards her first class. The quirkiness ended up being quite the positive thing which made for a fun excursion around the school together. Rosefell was definitely no Liberty, evidenced by not only the decrepit building but also the interesting student body, but in the blonde's eyes it was exactly what was needed for her to have the typical high school experience she had always craved. Liv had seen One Tree Hill and Degrassi which had the drama, the romance, the hardships, and she wanted it all- especially the teenage rebellion.

The blonde girl followed the glitter that had fallen off of Rae like breadcrumbs back towards the main office where her already eventful day had started. With a pep in her step, she meandered her way down the winding hallways, excited for what was to come next in her adventures.





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Gwen Thomas was cold.

Standing at the North Pole and awaiting her camper's arrival, the green counselor attempted to keep warm by rocking back and forth on her heels and nursing a dwindling cup of hot chocolate in her gloved hand. She had even bundled up this time around- donning a heavy black parka over her green cabin tee shirt and a fluffy pom beanie- but as per usual, the girl was still freezing. Granted, Gwen hailed from New Mexico (plus during the school year, Nebraska) and considered anywhere with an average temperature below 50 degrees cold, but no matter how many times she visited cities that were graced by snow, she was never truly prepared for the chill she'd feel in the air.

In addition to the change in temperature, the past few days of orientation were full of adjustments. New time zone to get used to, new faces to meet, new protocols to follow- however, as a second-year staff member, Gwen wasn't completely clueless as to how things truly went at Second Horizons. She had learned those intricacies last year and thus was prepared and knew for the most part what to expect this time around. That meant stocking her backpack and cabin with snacks for when her campers got the munchies, looking the other way when people decided to trek to the hot springs for a bit of private time, and providing a listening ear to those smitten in a camp romance or love triangle.

Ah yes, relationship drama. A topic that the brunette was unfortunately all too familiar with- at least this year her advice would come from a place of empathy and not just sympathy. While standing there, Gwen stole another glance at her cell phone and was met with a notification-less screen once again. The girl should've already nipped the habit of checking her messages in what was nearly the third month since the break-up, as by now she was awaiting a text or two that would never arrive. What was it that she was seeking so desperately- another apology text? A promise to be faithful that was obviously going to be broken? Some form of closure? Even though Gwen told herself and others that she was over her heartbreak, there was still some part of her that wasn't- after all, finding out that her boyfriend was cheating on her with a peppy blonde sorority girl a week before her midterms didn't allow her the time to fully cope. Maybe the next two weeks would rid her of any lingering negativity or feelings- Second Horizons had the knack to distract campers from the rest of the world for a few moments, why not her too.

Gwen's grip tightened on her clipboard as she was brought back to reality. Organized and tidy, her delicate cursive handwriting was already scattered over the first page of the stack of papers. Although she had gone through the staff training last year, she still had been jotting down important notes throughout the sessions- various things that would be good for her to remember throughout her time here. But when she hadn't been paying attention as things got repetitive, Gwen had taken it upon herself to decorate the back of her clipboard. She had found some paint pens in an arts and crafts bin and had just gone to town- doodling various colorful flowers and leaves as well as her name across the surface. On the off chance she were to misplace it or leave it somewhere, anyone would be able to return it, as it was now unmistakably hers.

Out of the corner of her eye, she could see someone making a beeline directly towards her and her co-counselor, and so her demeanor shifted. A smile reappearing on her face and complementing her delicate features, Gwen greeted the newcomer as soon as he spoke. "It's nice to meet you, Dez- Welcome to Second Horizons! I'm Gwen, one of your counselors for the next two weeks. And this is-" She turned to introduce her fellow counselor, but they had disappeared in the few seconds that her back was turned. "Well, that was your other counselor, but I guess you'll meet them later!" The brunette shrugged but then motioned to the area behind her. "You can drop your things here for the moment, but we'll be heading to the bunk to get settled when more campers from Green arrive."

She searched around once again to see if anyone else from their cabin was present- the only familiar face she noticed was Nate, who looked as though he unfortunately was not making a good first impression with another female camper. Shaking her head with a laugh, as he somehow always found a way to get into sticky situations, she looked back at the dark-haired boy in front of her. "So, Dez, where are you from?" Gwen asked, making small talk as they waited for the others to join their group.
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