Alice Pieszecki
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Shane & Alice || Serious Talk

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She listened as Shane explained things between her and Carmen. Alice had honestly never seen Shane this way with a girl, there was definitely something different about her relationship with Carmen in comparison to the many flings she’d had in the past. The blonde sighed and leaned back against the bench, taking a sip of her beer. “Listen, if it works out then that’s amazing. If it doesn’t then hey, maybe it wasn’t meant to be or whatever. But you’ll never know if you don’t give it a shot, and I mean properly. I think what you’re doing is great, and there’s real potential here. If you love her, and she knows that, then that’s the main thing right?” Alice smiled at Shane, and raised her beer slightly. “Anyway, I’m all for it. So long as I get a say in some of the wedding organisation!”

Alice seemed to be enjoying Shane’s company a lot more than she expected. It’d been what seemed like forever since the two of them had caught up properly. However, at the mention of Dana, Alice’s smile faltered slightly. “Uh, things are good with me. Dana’s alright - I think. You haven’t seen her?” Alice thought Shane would have seen Dana recently, especially with the book signing and whatnot. ”I mean, thinking about it I haven’t really either. She came over the other day and we… spoke for a little while about things.” She scrunched up her face in embarrassment when saying the next sentence, breaking eye contact with Shane and dipping her head. “Um, we also kinda fooled around a bit too…” She knew there wouldn’t be judgement on Shane’s behalf, and it felt good to get it off her chest. After all, she’d told nobody about their encounter which was a big thing for Alice, as she tended to let things slip pretty easily.

"Hell, you can have a say in all of it, I have no idea what I’m supposed to be doing." Shane laughed and clinked her beer against Alice’s, trying to ignore the heavy feeling in her chest. There wasn’t any doubt of the love she had for Carmen or the sincerity that had been in her proposal, but it was hard to know how to navigate the waters from this point on. Before, their whole wedding had been taken over by Helena. It had all happened in such a flurry of activity that it felt like they were in Canada the very next week. Now that they were going to be doing the planning themselves (there was no way Shane would let any of her friends fund anything this time around), it left them both at square one. Marriage had obviously always been a goal for Carmen, but Shane had never grown up with dreams of flowers and rings and vows or any of that.

She shook her head when Alice asked if she’d seen Dana. “Well, wait, yeah, I saw her, but haven’t talked to her. She was at the, uh, Jenny’s thing, with Helena and Tina.” The subject of the book-signing brought back unwelcome images of Molly and Cherie, which made Shane cringe, but the expression vanished immediately when Alice said Dana had come over. 

Even though she knew Dana and Alice had mended their friendship, she knew that the impact of the past damage had been very, very deep. Shane never liked taking sides, and she had found herself in the uncomfortable position of choosing who to hang out with while Lara and Dana had been dating. Still, Alice had always been her best and closest friend, and she had been disappointed that her relationship with Dana hadn’t worked out. 

It wasn’t until Dana was diagnosed with cancer that, tragically, things finally changed. Shane wasn’t altogether sure what had happened with Lara, but now Dana and Alice seemed to be getting back to where they had been before they’d taken their relationship to the next level. It was an unfortunate example of how easily friendships could be destroyed by sex, and was the main reason why Shane was careful never to let herself cross that line when it came to the people she was close with. 

She was taking another drink of beer when Alice said she’d fooled around with Dana, and she choked and put the back of her hand against her mouth as she stared at Alice with obvious surprise. “…Really? You… really?” Despite efforts, she couldn’t keep herself from smirking a little. “Fuck. Didn’t see that coming. Was it just a one time thing, or…” For the time being, Shane didn’t let herself feel any trepidation about the situation. It wasn’t long ago when Alice’s break-up with Dana had been the start of an emotional breakdown that she wasn’t sure her friend would even survive. 

Shane definitely didn’t want to see Alice get to that point again.

Alice frowned slightly out of confusion - it wasn’t like Dana and Shane not to hang out especially since the tennis superstar always grabbed a coffee at the Planet after training, and Shane practically lived at the place. To be honest when she thought about it, the entire group spent a good portion of their lives there. Which added to her confusion more. Maybe Alice would ask Helena and Tina later on. Maybe she was just overthinking the entire situation - after all, that was one of her talents for sure.

The blonde giggled when Shane nearly spat out her beer all over the place. She smirked a little and met the eyes of her friend. “Yeah.. We did. And to be honest, it was really good." Alice finished off her second beer and threw the bottle in the bin from the counter, inches from missing. After a few beers she felt more relaxed now, and more open to talk about Dana.

"I mean, of course it was good. But like, this time it was really good you know? Just to physically be with her or whatever. I didn’t realise how much I missed her like that.” Alice frowned once more at Shane’s question. “S-see I don’t know if it was a one time thing or not! Like, I don’t want it to be, but who knows. I haven’t spoken to her so I don’t know how she’s feeling about it all.” Staring into the distance to the far wall of the apartment, the blonde tilted her head to the side a little then turned back to look at Shane. Her voice shook a little, mainly out of reluctance to do what she was about to suggest. “Maybe I should give her a call or something? What do you think? Would that be a good idea?” Shane was always good with advice, because she could see the situation as it was. Her decisions weren’t clouded by a wave of overdramatic emotions like Alice’s were. That was one of the many things she loved about her best friend.

Sorry not trying to be rude, I'm just thinking about applyng and want to know: How nice are the admins/other members here? Did you feel welcomed? What do you like about the rp?
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OOC: Hey there! Don’t worry, this isn’t rude at all. These are legitimate questions!

Can I just say firstly that this group of people are so incredible, talented and just all around lovely. The admins are wonderful. Seriously, they’re really easygoing and understanding about a lot of things. For example, my activity on here varies because I have a LOT of school commitments. But the admins are really understanding about that. They never fail to answer any questions you might have, and they do a fantastic job of running the entire RP - better than I could ever do.

I guess I really like the sense of community in the RP. It’s great to be able to be part of a group of people and, without sounding too cheesy, it really does kind of feel like the actual group from the TV show for the majority of the time. You get to know everyones writing technique too and it’s great. I feel incredibly welcomed here. I mean, I’ve been here since the start and seeing the development is also pretty awesome. I had to leave for a short while due to other commitments a few months ago, but they welcomed me right back.

Overall, I seriously encourage you to join. It’s amazing! :)

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Shane & Alice || Serious Talk

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Alice watched as Shane took her time drinking the beer. “Are you for real? Tell me!” She released a sigh of relief when her best friend finally spoke, explaining the reason behind their engagement. “Wait, hang on. Are you saying that you asked Carmen to marry you for security? Getting back together with you isn’t a mistake and she knows that. But if you’re gonna go through with this - which you better fucking do by the way - you need to make sure it’s because you mean it. Not because you’re scared she’ll leave you.”

Alice was unsure if this was the intention behind Shane’s explanation, but she wanted to cover that ground anyway. ”If it feels different this time, then I say go for it. You love Carmen, I know that. I’ve never seen you like this with a girl before.” She paused to drink the last of her beer, throwing the empty bottle in the bin afterwards. Alice smirked at Shane. “Plus, it’s like the longest relationship you’ve had to date, so…” The blonde grabbed another beer from the fridge and leaned against the counter once more. “Listen, I totally approve and I will be there for you every step of the way, but are you sure this is what you wanna do? Marriage is a big thing, and you have to be committed.”

Shane frowned when Alice began to talk about security, at first not understanding what she meant. It took her a second or two to catch up, then she put up her hand and waved it a little, using the other to take another beer from the fridge. “No, no. I mean, yeah, I don’t want her to leave, but I wanted to do it. I wanted to do it the first time, too,” Shane’s voice became a little softer. The topic made her think about Dana, who had actually been the driving force behind her motivations back then, but even now she didn’t entirely realize how much the whole situation had affected her. “Fuck, I… I don’t know, Al. It’s not like I’m doing it just to make her happy. That’s what you mean, right?”

Despite how easily she could talk to and pick up women, she often failed to really comprehend them. Shane’s own thoughts and actions tended to be… atypical; while she could navigate the emotional waters safety enough, any true understanding was lost behind her own superficial gestures.

"I do love her." Sighing, Shane put her back against the counter and stared at the floor. She nodded when Alice said she had to be committed, suddenly anxious at the thought of standing in front of all her friends and proclaiming something they all knew she had… trouble with. "Yeah, I know that," she finally admitted quietly, her gaze shifting back to her best friend. "I wish I could tell you that I know it’ll all work out, I just… I can’t." She drink of the beer, then laughed softly and set it on the counter. "But I do love her. I want to try… I’m committed to that."

It seemed like a good time to change the subject - partly to avoid taking this topic further, but also because Shane sincerely wanted to know what Alice had been doing lately. It really had been a while since they’d really talked. “So, uh - how’re things with you? How’s Dane? I haven’t seen her in a while.”

She listened as Shane explained things between her and Carmen. Alice had honestly never seen Shane this way with a girl, there was definitely something different about her relationship with Carmen in comparison to the many flings she’d had in the past. The blonde sighed and leaned back against the bench, taking a sip of her beer. “Listen, if it works out then that’s amazing. If it doesn’t then hey, maybe it wasn’t meant to be or whatever. But you’ll never know if you don’t give it a shot, and I mean properly. I think what you’re doing is great, and there’s real potential here. If you love her, and she knows that, then that’s the main thing right?” Alice smiled at Shane, and raised her beer slightly. “Anyway, I’m all for it. So long as I get a say in some of the wedding organisation!”

Alice seemed to be enjoying Shane’s company a lot more than she expected. It’d been what seemed like forever since the two of them had caught up properly. However, at the mention of Dana, Alice’s smile faltered slightly. “Uh, things are good with me. Dana’s alright - I think. You haven’t seen her?” Alice thought Shane would have seen Dana recently, especially with the book signing and whatnot. ”I mean, thinking about it I haven’t really either. She came over the other day and we… spoke for a little while about things.” She scrunched up her face in embarrassment when saying the next sentence, breaking eye contact with Shane and dipping her head. “Um, we also kinda fooled around a bit too…” She knew there wouldn’t be judgement on Shane’s behalf, and it felt good to get it off her chest. After all, she’d told nobody about their encounter which was a big thing for Alice, as she tended to let things slip pretty easily.

Listening to the Radio (Blake and Alice)

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She was trying to find for a good radio on her phone. Normally she would listen to her favorite station but it seemed that it had a different FM number when she left the OC. She wondered how that could happen especially since she was still in California. Still though, she wanted to listen to anything in particular. It wasn’t long before  she had finally found a good radio station while having the workers heave around the needed furniture around her new pad. The girl on the radio seemed really chatty and energetic, probably that was why Blake was listening to it in the first place. That plus the music was pretty cool too, even if she hadn’t heard it before. 

That was why, one time while Blake was out she heard that voice, a voice she knew not much but came to love as soon as she heard it. Shyly walking up behind the girl who was talking, she touched the girl’s shoulder with a small tap. “Hello!” she greeted, hoping that she would hear her. “Are you the girl from The Chart?” she asked, hoping that it was. Blake was used to celebrities, her mother and father had dozens all the time, but this was the first time that Blake would ever see someone first hand.

Alice had been in casual conversation with the coffee stall worker when she felt a soft tap on her shoulder. Pausing mid-sentence, the blonde turned around, with an expression of mild surprise, to see another blonde woman behind her. “Oh, hi there!” she said, slightly taken aback. “Yes, I’m Alice Pieszecki. Uh, host of The Chart.” She smiled warmly - it wasn’t often she was recognised in public, especially since the radio industry wasn’t exactly the best one to get your face out there.

"Uhm, it’s nice to met you…?" Alice held out her hand while inquiring to know the woman’s name. The woman seemed like a nice person (and Alice had finished work for the day), so she offered to buy her a drink. "So, do you want a drink or anything? This coffee stall or stand thing has just been put up and their drinks are pretty good. Almost as good as The Planet. Have you been there before?" Alice had always been good at starting conversations, so getting to know this girl would be something that would come easy to her.

Shane & Alice || Serious Talk

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Alice smiled as Shane handed her a beer. “Thanks,” she sighed, then added with a laugh. “Not much really. One thing’s for sure is that I’m gonna need a few more of these before the day is through.” Leaning back against the counter Alice took a sip of beer, raising her eyebrows in agreement mid-drink. Swallowing, she wiped her mouth with the back of her hand. “Yeah, the book signing! It was all over the place don’t you think? Marina and I couldn’t find Jenny anywhere. Honestly, we searched for a solid 20 minutes and boom, nothing. You’d think the author of the book would make more of an appearance at her own book signing, right?”

Taking another drink, Alice placed her beer down and ran her fingers loosely through her hair. Even though the presence of her best friend had almost completely eradicated her stress for the moment, the blonde couldn’t help but still feel uneasy about her ‘run-in’ with Dana among everything else. Eager to get advice from Shane, Alice pushed the conversation in another direction. “Anyway, so what’s the deal with you and Carmen? You gotta tell me what happened!” She then added the next line with a wink. “I mean, c’mon, I practically chose the ring for you the first time you proposed!”

Shane was already nearly finished with her first beer by the time Alice finished her sentence. Her brows knitted and she frowned, confused that Jenny hadn’t even bothered to show up. She’d assumed her roommate had come around after she left, which wasn’t long after Cherie and Molly went off together. “That’s… weird.” Even for Jenny. It made Shane worry a little, especially because Jenny had been acting a little off the past couple of weeks… ever since that dinner with the nun. “I haven’t seen her since then.”

Laughing softly, she put the beer up to her mouth and drank the last of it, purposefully prolonging her response just to tease Alice since she was always eager for answers. Proposing to Carmen hadn’t exactly been a plan back then; not that it had been this time, either, but it felt more… structured. Somehow. Maybe it was because she had the ring. “I dunno, it was just… she was afraid we weren’t going anywhere. I didn’t want her to think getting back together would just be another mistake, you know?” A dead end. A waste of time.

Even though Shane still had doubts about her own ability to be a good partner, it didn’t change the fact that she wanted to try with Carmen. It didn’t matter how long she waited, it would happen eventually, and why keep putting it off? She shrugged and looked down at her hands, turning the beer around thoughtfully. “Fuck, it.. I can’t explain why, but it felt different this time. Got on my knee and everything.” Sort of. Shane smirked and got off the counter to get another drink, suddenly feeling like she also needed it.

Alice watched as Shane took her time drinking the beer. “Are you for real? Tell me!” She released a sigh of relief when her best friend finally spoke, explaining the reason behind their engagement. “Wait, hang on. Are you saying that you asked Carmen to marry you for security? Getting back together with you isn’t a mistake and she knows that. But if you’re gonna go through with this - which you better fucking do by the way - you need to make sure it’s because you mean it. Not because you’re scared she’ll leave you.”

Alice was unsure if this was the intention behind Shane’s explanation, but she wanted to cover that ground anyway. ”If it feels different this time, then I say go for it. You love Carmen, I know that. I’ve never seen you like this with a girl before.” She paused to drink the last of her beer, throwing the empty bottle in the bin afterwards. Alice smirked at Shane. “Plus, it’s like the longest relationship you’ve had to date, so…” The blonde grabbed another beer from the fridge and leaned against the counter once more. “Listen, I totally approve and I will be there for you every step of the way, but are you sure this is what you wanna do? Marriage is a big thing, and you have to be committed.”

An Awkward Encounter || Alice, Dana & Lara

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Alice stared wide-eyed at Dana. The shock still hadn’t quite passed and stammered as a result. “Uh y-yeah. I know what you mean. Marina bolted looking for Jenny. Have you seen her by the way? This is her book signing and she’s a no-show.” Using the Jenny situation as a starter relaxed Alice a little - she still felt a little all over the place, yet managed to compose herself. Before Dana could answer however, Alice noticed another familiar face over the brunette’s shoulder. Lara. Dana had noticed her too, which made everything ten times more uncomfortable. Especially since this was the first time Alice and Dana had seen each other since their ‘encounter’.

"Oh," Alice breathed, with a small noise escaping her mouth afterwards which clearly expressed her discomfort. The blonde couldn’t help but think back to when Dana had been diagnosed, and with Lara. With that thought came the feelings of jealously, anger and sadness. It had been all too much for Alice, therefore when Dana had ended things with Lara (and overcome her sickness), she had felt an sense of what could only be described as relief.

"Uh, hi Lara. We’re good tha-" Mid sentence, Alice changed her response to speak for herself, and not Dana also. That was one thing she always forgot to do. "-I’m good thanks. How’re you?" The blonde had immediately noticed that Lara was upset, yet was taken aback by the fact that it was Lara who she had seen. Flashing a quick, worrisome glance at Dana, Alice took a step towards Lara. “You okay? Did somethin’ happen?”

The sound of Lara’s voice made something in Dana’s entire body tighten. She stood there, not moving, staring wide-eyed at Alice as if asking her what she should do. Even though she had seen Lara earlier, she still felt unprepared to actually talk and interact with her ex. For a second she hoped that maybe Lara wouldn’t see them and would just keep talking and go about her own business, but then she heard her talk. Dana turned, standing between both her ex-girlfriends, and gave Lara a smile even though she wouldn’t meet her eyes. Her own feelings for Lara were frustratingly muddled. They had broken up, but it hadn’t been because Dana didn’t love Lara or anything…but something had dramatically shifted in their relationship once she had been diagnosed with cancer. Alice had been the only one who seemed to know how to handle her, comfort her, and she resented Lara for being inept at something Dana felt she should have known how to do. 

"Hi, Lara," she finally said, a few beats behind Lara. "Yeah I’m…" Alice’s slip-up was semi-distracting, but…for some reason, it didn’t bother her. "I’m fine, thanks for asking." The air between them was so thick it could be cut with a knife. Dana swallowed and put the glass of wine to her lips even though she didn’t even like it. It was too dry; it made her throat itch. But she’d rather drink a galleon of it than be where she was right now. 

It also took her a little longer to notice that Lara’s eyes were all red and it looked like she’d been crying. “What happened?” Dana felt genuinely concerned, but also afraid to ask. She couldn’t imagine what Lara would be so upset about at Jenny’s book-signing party, unless it had to do with her…and Alice…and……And maybe she knew what they did just a few nights ago.

Nearly choking on her wine, Dana tried to cover it up by coughing and hoped that she could just excuse herself so she could escape this awkward conversation. “Can I—do you—is there a pretzel or some—” Cough. “W-Water?”

If it were at any other time, Alice’s slip would have hurt more - but right now, at this moment, Lara felt as though she couldn’t possibly hurt worse than she already was. She stared at Dana and Alice while they answered her, clearly not even sure what to say for a second, but then she shook her head quickly as they both questioned after her well being. “Oh no, I’m fine. I mean… I’m perfectly fine, I just, um…” There were tears spilling down her cheeks. Lara laughed as she brushed them away, even more embarrassed to be showing this emotion in front of Dana and Alice… of all people. “I stubbed my toe on the door, and… it hurt.” She was a godawful liar. Always had been.

Dana began to cough, which was a welcome distraction from her own distress. Lara looked around quickly, then took a glass of wine from a nearby table. “Here, here’s some… wine.” She awkwardly offered the glass, glancing briefly at Alice. 

Even though it was hard, she resisted the urge to look behind her. Lara knew that Bette or Jenny could come out at any moment and she didn’t want to see either of them when it happened. She was suddenly afraid that the look on her face would be enough to betray everything that went on in that room. The shame that would follow was almost too much to think about. Not just Tina, but all of her friends would see… and what would Dana think? Dana, who was here with Alice… did that mean they were together? All of Lara’s insecurities, fears, and past sorrows were being mixed and smashed together indelicately, painfully. It forced her to see everything… and she was blinded by her own sudden, sharp clarity. She had to go. She couldn’t stay here with Bette and Dana’s… friends. “It was really… great, but I-I was just on my way out.” Lara didn’t consider the strangeness of taking off without even inquiring after Jenny, or just how odd her behavior was in general; she was too preoccupied with her strong desire to disappear.

Alice took a quick glance at Dana who was sipping a glass of wine. The blonde was half tempted to grab it out of her hands and down the whole thing herself. Lara began to explain how things were fine and she was just being emotional after kicking a door - Alice saw through it straight away. However, she decided to press the issue no further as Lara was clearly upset. “Oh… That’s no good,” she spoke softly, then gestured clumsily behind her back with her free hand. “Maybe they have some first aid behind there or something, you know, if you want or anything.”

Awkwardness in conversation was never something Alice usually found herself experiencing, but this was a clear exception. She fiddled with the empty glass in her hands and avoided making eye contact with the two women in front of her. Dana’s coughing fit took her by surprise and she quickly offered her empty glass, however soon retracted her arm when she realised what a stupid gesture she made. Lara handed Dana a glass of wine and the two made eye contact as she did so. “Uh, are you alright?” she asked Dana while still looking at Lara.

Alice didn’t think the awkwardness could get any greater. She decided it was time to get out of there, especially after Lara’s comment about leaving. She didn’t wish to run into Gabby or be left alone with Dana in such a public place - if the two were going to talk about what happened, then that was something the blonde wanted to do in private. “Yeah, I should be going too. I’ve got shit to do and I haven’t seen Jenny anywhere so…” She looked up at Lara and forced a smile. “Uh, I hope your… toe doesn’t hurt too much and you feel better soon.” Then glancing at Dana while making brief eye contact, Alice spoke softly. “I guess we can talk about… things later. D-don’t drink so fast, you do that all the time.” Instantly regretting the second part of the sentence, Alice quickly smiled at the two women, and before she took off she added. “It was nice to see the two of you.”