Chapter 4 - The Frat Party

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The murky smell of sweat mixed with smoke makes me cringe as I walk into the frat house. Truthfully, I've never been a fan of the smell of smoke. As Ruby and I make our way through the crowded house I notice that there are a lot of cute guys walking around and handing drinks to fellow party-goers.

"Do you want to get a drink?" Ruby asks, yelling over the loud music.

"Yeah! I have to go to the washroom first though."

"Alright, I'll get us some drinks while you go and I'll meet you back here."

"Okay, but I don't want anything too strong" She laughs at my comment and walks away to what I assume is the kitchen. Right, well now I have to find the washroom in this massive double house. My first instinct is to find the nearest staircase and go upstairs, most toilettes tend to be on a higher level in a house, right? I spot a guy sporting the frat's Greek sign on his shirt and I approach him.

"Hi, I was wondering if you knew where the bathroom was?" The frat boy gives me a nice smile and proceeds to give me directions. I quickly make my way up two flights of stairs following the directions given to me and hope for the best.

Thankfully, after making a few wrong turns in the massive house I finally found the bathroom. Looking at the mirror I barely recognized the girl staring back at me. Ruby must have some sort of magic because I've never looked like this. With my hair slightly curled and my lips adorned in a deep red lipstick, I'd say that I look almost pretty. I take one more look at the mirror, smile and exit the washroom.

Making my way back downstairs to the main level I notice that the house has already gotten fuller. People are walking and dancing around shoulder to shoulder with drinks spilling everywhere, cups are being thrown on the ground. It almost looks like a war but I know that I have to walk through the crowd to get to Ruby. I stumble slightly on the stairs and quickly grab on to something before I fall. That something happens to be an arm, which I am tightly gripping.

"Sorry! I didn't mean to-" I choke on my words when I look up to see the owner of the arm I'm holding and surprise, it's our RA Ryan.
"Don't worry about it, I'm good at catching pretty girls. They're always falling for me."

He smirks at me as my cheeks go red. This is slightly embarrassing due to Ruby and I blowing off the resident meeting so we could get ready for the party. I take my hand off his arm and tuck a piece of hair behind my ear.

"Wait, you're my British resident, aren't you?"

"Uh, yes that's me"

"Ah, I guess you were here instead of at the mandatory meeting then?" Ryan raises his eyebrow at me and I nod. This is bad, I hope he doesn't write me up for missing the meeting. "Well, don't worry about it. As long as you show up to the next one I won't write you up alright?"

"Yes! I promise I'll be there next time."

"Good. Now have fun! Enjoy your first night at UCLA" He sends me a charming smile making me blush again. Cute boys with charming smiles make me so weak.

"Rosie! Over here!" Turning around I see Ruby standing between two guys with our drinks in her hands. Making my way over to her I notice that one of the guys is the brown-haired guy who was carrying a guitar from earlier. His green eyes connect with mine, he stares intensely at me and I feel my cheeks reddening. The boy staring at me is wearing a white T-shirt and black skinny jeans, a look that he is pulling off quite well. The other guy, who's eyes keep roaming over Ruby's body, has a very typical frat-guy look. From his tousled blonde hair, muscled arms to his blue shirt adorned with Greek letters.

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