Chapter One It had been about 3 months since Alex had moved out of her parents basement and into a college dorm room with her best friend Ivy. And though she was enjoying college life, she hadn't really made any new friends, which is something she had wanted to do all throughout her college career. Of course she'd made some acquaintances, but never a true solid friendship. She sat in her bedroom on her bed, the bed flooded with textbooks, pencils, highlighters and flash cards. She'd been studying for an hour and a half (the most boring study session of her life) and that was one of the many things that caused her to over-think. Oh my God what am I doing with my life!? I have like one friend and I've been in college for three months! Maybe I'm lame... OH NO I'VE LOST MY COOL!! Alex thought to herself. The thought of Ivy leaving her for a better best friend reared it's head and she cringed. Of course she was just being paranoid (as always). That was another one of Alex's mannerisms: she got paranoid about anything... And EVERYTHING! Maybe it was time for a change of pace. Time to meet some new people and make some new friends! Alex threw her books and stuff to the side of the bed, grabbing her laptop. She was thinking of a way she could meet some new people. There was Facebook, but she was absolutely sure if she started messaging random people on there, people would think she was weird. She decided to call her bestest friend in the whole world!! Alex picked up her cell phone, dialing Ivy's number. While Ivy was out at the coffee shop after her last class when she heard her phone's oh to familiar ring tone "Boom Clap" by Charlie XCX, she quickly reached for the iPhone and slid the green button over and with a quick "Helllo? Ivy here!" She said as she looked at the contact to see Alex's goofy face. "Alex? What's up?" "Ok so dude, I have like no friends. And don't say you have me because you don't count. But, I was thinking about getting us some new friends, possibly some roommates too. I was thinking we could stay in the huge house that my parents got me and we get some roommates." Alex typed up some stuff on the computer as she talked. "You should just say yes because I'm already making flyers." She giggled. Ivy giggled as she sipped her latte. "Heyyy! I don't count? Who helped you get your curly hair out of that locker in the 10th grade!!" She giggled again and listened to her best friend ramble on. "So were moving out of that shitty dorm room and getting a bunch of strangers to live in a house with us? Sounds like a great idea, oh yeah nothing can go wrong." She rolled her eyes. Alex laughed "Hey that wasn't my fault! Toni Speranzi completely had it out for me after I stole her part In the play!! But yeah that's about it. How are we gonna do this?" Alex chewed on her bottom lip, another nervous habit of hers. Ivy laughed as she switched her phone to the other ear. "Well How about you calm down chicka. How bout we throw a big party and pick our favorite people?" Alex gasped and screamed "Oh my God, yes! Yes! Yes!!" Alex exclaimed with excitement. That was the perfect way to meet their potential roommates! Alexandria was too excited for words. "Ivy you are a damn genius!" she laughed. Ivy flipped her curly mess of hair very dramatically and laughed. "Oh girl I know!" Ivy smiled and bit her lower lip. "I'll be home in a few girl!" Alex smiled, making the flyers and printing as many as her printer would let her. As Ivy walked through the door of their dorm, Alex shoved a huge stack of flyers and a roll of tape into her arms. "There is no talk, only do," Alex giggles, walking past Ivy and into the crowded hallways of Washington State University. She started stapling them on walls and poles as Ivy taped them up as well. When they were done posting the flyers around school and handing them out they headed back to their room. *2 Days Later* It was a Saturday night and Alex and Ivy were setting up for the party, she'd decided to have it at the house Alex's father bought for her. It was more of a mansion than a house, having over 16 rooms, a pool, theatre, and extra large rooms for them to turn into whatever they wish. Ivy was in awe since the moment they got their to set up. "Everyone should be here in an hour so we should hurry. The DJ will be here in 10 too." Alex rushed to get everything ready, hoping for this to be a successful party. Ivy was applying her lipgloss as Alex freaked out about everything. "Alex. Girl. Chill." She said as she fluff her vibrant curls. She laughed and threw her arm around her friend. "Calm down girl, it's JUST a party! IT'll be funnnn so calm down and take a shot" She laughed and handed her friend a shot glass of some clear liquid. Alex shook her head, looking down at the glass. "Ew, no thank you." Alex cringed. "College drinking leads to sex, and sex leads to babies. And that isn't something I want right now." Alex laughed. Ivy laughed and took the shot herself. "Oh come on, one shot is not gonna get you drunk. Besides you're my sister. I've totally got you" She said as she walked towards the mansions door and opened it wide to let the DJ in. "People will be here any minute Alex.. You ready?" Alex shook her head no. "I'm nervous as Hell right now, in case no one noticed. I don't know how many people are coming or anything! God this is going to be crazy." Alex paced back and forth, chewing on her bottom lip and twiddling her hands out of nervousness. She had never thrown a party before, so she had no idea how to be a hostess . Ivy walked back over to Alex and placed her hands on her pacing best friends shoulders. "Alex, RELLAAXXX. You're okay it'll be funnn" she booty bumped her friend and smiled. "I got your back" Alex nodded, letting the DJ put on some music so everything would be nice when everyone showed up. She checked on food and drinks, making sure everything was ship shape for the night they were about to have. The doorbell rang and Alex looked over at Ivy, her hands shaking. "It's about to be a hell of a night." Alex smiled opening the door.