Willa Grimsley (21 years), Dean Goss (21 years), Evie Jitmakusol (21 years), Scarlett Siew (20 years), Michael Popper (20 years), Bea Woodfolk (19 years), Clara Sumner (19 years)
Willa was one of many girls who had tried to nab Dean, unlike Lulu, she had finally succeeded. How she got there wasn’t entirely her own making, there was a fair amount of luck involved, good for her, bad for others.
It started when Michael Popper started flirting with Evie, or so Evie confesses. Many had heard she was quite willful with Michael, but as most of the dormmates despised Michael, they didn’t know who to believe.
Naturally, Dean found out. One can’t simply cheat with someone in their own dorm and hope to get away with it. Everyone heard their fight, some said that Michael stood there with a smug smile, like he’d somehow become a better man than Dean by stealing his girl.
Evie seemed to have immediate regret when he called their six-year relationship off. They’d been together since they were fifteen, and everyone had assumed they’d walk down the aisle right after graduation.
Evie was heard crying for weeks after the break-up. She usually picked the senior bathroom showers since there was limited access.
She ate alone, outside of Michael, she didn’t have any friends. Of everyone in the dorm, it felt like a raw deal to Evie. She’d been there for every single one of them through the years. When Scarlett had been depressed as a freshman, and thought she was fat, she’d been a friend to her. She’d helped Riley when she was unexpectedly pregnant as well. Her list of being a good dorm mother was long.
It seemed Michael was more accepted than her, which was absurd. Everyone really did hate him, Bea and Willa were constantly having to ward him off while they took their own jabs at him.
Their romance drama wasn’t kept in the limelight too long. Three new students were assigned to their dorm, and instantly the girls were calling dibs. Clara tried to flirt with Johnathan, and it didn’t go well at all.
She’d been having a rough semester to begin with, and his aggressive rejection sent her over the limits.
Scarlett thought she might try with Johnathan, and he didn’t outright reject her advances. She couldn’t tell if he was really interested in her though. He seemed rather distracted.
She started working out in her room each afternoon. She wasn’t noticing any weight loss, but she felt happier for her efforts.
Clara felt like he was screwing around with them. Scarlett confessed he seemed interested in her, but then in the cafeteria, he’d stare at her.
Bea and Sam called it off mutually. They were both beyond busy with their schedules, and living across campus, they didn’t see one another much. Bea found the new student, Ted to be accessible and fun. They fell in heavy almost immediately. She didn’t have a level-headed friend who might have warned her against dating a fellow Westfall Hall student.
She also received tutoring from a guy named Jesse; she sorta liked him too. They didn’t jump into anything, but they did find things to talk about, which was more than she could brag about Ted.
She did great with her drama classes, but not so great with her gen eds. Thankfully Jesse wasn’t charging her for his time.
At the dorm, Willa decided enough time had gone by, and she wanted to make her moves on Dean. She was apprehensive though, she’d scared him off for years, perhaps he didn’t even like her as a person. She made a bet with Bea, she would approach him herself if she lost, or Bea would do it for her if Willa defeated her.
Unfortunately, Bea lost. She didn’t know why she even played the stupid game, too dang competitive for her own good.
Dean was working on his old car. He’d been swearing at it much more since breaking up with Evie. In the past, they had worked on the car together.
The girls conspired on how to approach him, how to make Willa seem desirable.
They decided to give him a bit more time, and Bea was back with Ted. He wasn’t as interesting to talk to as Jesse, but he was a good amount of fun. Her parents didn’t get married forever, she wasn’t in a rush.
Each morning, Bea woke up to exercise, and jam to her favorite tunes. She was happy to spend her time with friends and boys, but she also needed to focus on her own wellness. Her Mom had always pressed that, and it seemed to have stuck.
Willa was working on her final year at EU, and getting her sewing projects completed. She hoped to wow her professor with her portfolio when she was done. She really needed their recommendations to get her designs on the runway.
Ted and Johnathan were involved in an intense game of poker, when Scarlett decided to approach him about a date.
She wasn’t exactly confident; she was pretty sure he didn’t like her that way at all. Somedays she really hated being tall and heavier like her Mom, well pretty much all days.
Thankfully Johnathan accepted her offer.
While that happened, Willa found a new guy to entertain herself. Foster or Forrester. She couldn’t remember.
Word spread that Dean was placed on academic probation. Feeling sorry for him, Clara thought she might cheer him up.
Everyone went through breakups, it didn’t mean he should throw his education away.
He mistook her kindness for romance. She was surprised and perhaps a bit too bold in her rejection. She had enough going on in her own life to add a messy boy to the mix.
Scarlett had called Lulu over to talk. They’d been best friends forever, and much like Willa, Lulu had loved Dean. When Scarlett filled her in on the details of the breakup, Lulu didn’t know how to feel.
She wasn’t with Clayton anymore, but she wasn’t exactly interested in Dean or was she?
She met up with him in the hall, and he gave her a warm hug. They’d been friendly in high school, but she’d always been so brazen with him that she didn’t expect him to be happy.
They caught up, she told him about her job at the law firm, while he talked about his plans after graduation. He’d been planning to propose to Evie, and get their own place in the city. He wasn’t sure what to do now.
Lulu didn’t have advice. He’d been in college earning a degree, and she was still living with her folks, watching her brother’s friends practice in their band, and barely able to afford her car.
In the end she decided to keep Dean in the friend zone, at least for now. Her own life sounded like such a mess when she’d spoke with him. It didn’t mean she as in a rush to change things, but she didn’t want to add to it.
She went back to Scarlett and filled her in. Scarlett thought Lulu was being smart.
She decided to not tell Lulu about Johnathan, their date that quickly went all the way. He wasn’t her first, she’d been with Alex in high school, but he was her first man.
Willa and Dean ended up sleeping together near the end, and she found him too serious. He’d spent his entire teenage life with one girl, and it felt like he wanted the same thing again.
A few days after they’d slept together, he tried to perform some romantic gesture of grandeur. Willa just turned and walked away. She was too young to settle down with someone like Dean.
She’d say he should get back together with Evie, but clearly she’d lost her mind. No one could understand how someone so gorgeous could like the despicable Michael.
By the end of the semester, everyone had found new relationships to start and dumped their old. Despite all the drama, there was a bit of studying that occurred as well.
Notes: Well this was pure chaos! It was my first time playing this dorm since the rebuild, everything went screwy. Aspirations were wrong, curtains were still on the ground and major things were already happening.
Evie and Michael hooked up, Evie initiated that. Everyone really does hate Michael Popper. Dean and Evie broke up, but Evie had the wrong aspiration as did Michael… so they lost chemistry once I realized things were wrong, but she was still heavy with him.
Dean called it off. He was devastated. Then he immediately jumped into bed with Willa. That lasted a hot minute, and she was onto her next. She’s romance, and he’s family. He also flirted with Clara, and she rejected that.
Bea has romance secondary. I was only going to give it to her, if I thought her early relationships warranted it. I decided Jett getting Riley pregnant while still going steady with her was something that’d do it. I also broke her and Sam up, they weren’t rolling wants for one another at all.
Apparently, Scarlett wanted in on the action. I found her in the hot tub with Johnathan before I knew she was even interested in him. She does seem to like him, but he was giving mixed signals. Like this gem below, right after he accepts her offer to go on a date.
To top off the madness, Clara and Michael both died from the flu. I was irritated at this point, and had their friends try to save them. If their friends had failed, I would have saved grudgingly. This was why they suddenly had a hot tub at their dorm, I was trying to save all these sick college kids, while they kept woohooing with every stranger they met.
It was a crazy household! Westfall Hall always is though. Thanks for reading!
Willa Grimsley – 3.2
Dean Goss – 2.2 (academic probation)
Evie Jitmakusol – 3.3
Scarlett Siew – 4.0
Michael Popper – 4.0
Bea Woodfolk – 3.3
Clara Sumner – 4.0