"It's great to know your moving to Paradise Beach, Cinn!" My friend, Feferi shouted on the phone. "Call me back when you get to your new house."

Before I could even reply, she hung up.

I threw my phone into the passanger seat and continued driving, I would arrive at my new home soon. Thank god.

My name is Cinna Mae Varendi. Cinn is what everyone else calls me, and I just turned 20, just out of colledge. I was ready to move away from my parents and get on with my life in a new place. Feferi told me that Paradise Beach was a really great place to live, and that a really cute, cheap house is on sale.

After only two days of my birthday, I packed up my shit and left.

I grabbed my phone and texted my best friend. 'Hey! Just got here, about to pull up to the house now.'

Within thirty seconds, she replied. 'Really? Great! I'll bring some friends to help you unpack.'

'Thanks, see you then.'

Feferi was a friend of four years, and a best friend for life. She was always helping me with everything I had problems with. During High School and even now. She moved about a year ago with her parents, but at only 17 she got her own apartment and left her folks, and me, for a new life.

After, about, three minutes I pulled into the driveway of my new house. The day Feferi told me about it being on sale I shipped some money to the owner, and then it was mine.


The movers had dropped my U-haul trailer and left. Fuckers. I paid them to help me to move in the shit! No tip for you!

I jumped out of my car and began exploring the house. It was a two-story house that was only a three minute walk to the beach. Two bedrooms upstairs that came with their own bathrooms. A guest bedroom downstairs. A half-bath downstairs. A large living room, big kitchen. And the backyard? When I first saw it I wanted to faint. It was GIGANTIC! The patio was furnished, it had a gazebo with a little pond close by, and even a place for a backyard fire!

"This house is great!" I said to myself.

I jumped at the sound of a car horn. "Feferi's here." I couldn't help but smile as I ran through the house to the front yard.

"CINN!" She pretty much tackled me.

"Hey!" Is all I could really say as I hugged her.

Instantly we began talking about how our lives were after Feferi moved. Though halfway through our conversation someone had to be a bitch and comment, "Feferi, I thought you said we were going to help one of your friends unpack, not stand around and gossip."

I couldn't see who the guy was, but as soon as Fef turned around to talk to him I saw him.

He was wearing a shirt with a cancer sign on it and he was utterably adorable.

"Oh shut up Karkat!" Fef snapped at him. "If you knew Cinn like I do, you would be gossiping with her to right now!"

He didn't talk back to her. Only stared at me.

"Anyways," Fef looked between me and her friends she had brought with her. "This is Sullox, Karkat, Gamzee, Eridan and Equis. The girls were out shopping so I just grabbed this bunch."

The guy, Gamzee, looked like he just smoked an ounce of pot. "Hey there mothafucka."

"Sup." Sullox.

"Greetings. It is a pleasure to meet someone that Feferi cares so much about." Equis seemed formal.

Eridan huffed. "I refuse to do anything that consist getting my hands dirty." What a prep boy.

The guy, Karkat was staring at me still. Fef looked at him, his reaction was to look away. "Hi."

I smiled at Feferi. "Thanks, for helping me." Then I looked to the guys.

In only an hour all of Cinn's stuff was in the house and the U-haul was gone. Equis did most of the work, while the others just helped me move stuff where I wanted to.

I kept glancing over at Karkat.


It was only about 12pm when we finished. I thanked the guys by paying them and afterwards me and Fef desided to go shopping. I needed a new bikini!

We both got into the car, "W-wait!" Did I just hear that guy studder? Eridan hoped into my car without warning. "Alright, lets go."

Karkat and Gamzee jumped in to. I glanced at Fef.

She shrugged.

Equis took Fef's car and drove off. We were stuck with the guys.

I drove to a shop Fef directed me to. Something called Hunni's Jam. When I saw the name of the store, I outloud said. "What the fuck?"

"It's a wierd name, but they have a lot of cute clothes." Fef informed me.

I nodded.

The five of us walked into the store. Fef lead me straight to the bikinis, the guys followed. Besides Eridan. He went off to look at speedos. (ew..?)

I grabbed a cute white bikini that had a pair of cherries on the left breast and tried it on.

I liked it.

I bought it.

End of shopping story.


It was about 11pm now, we had bought outfits, bikinis, went out to eat and Fef bribed Gamzee to go buy some liquor for a colorful palet of paint.

That guy is such a joke, but he was cool and I liked him.

Eridan just got on my nerves, but I tolerated it for Fef. Only because I knew they were dating.

And Karkat? He spoke only once today. I didn't know him to well to judge him yet.

"Finally." Eridan jumped out of the car as soon as I parked in my driveway. The guy bought eight speedos and a dozen scarves. We~ird.

Karkat and Gamzee helped carry the liquor into the house while me and Fef got all of our shit we bought today.

I unlocked the front door and put all of my bags close to my couch. Eridan flopped onto a chair while the other two guys put the liquor on the island in the kitchen.

"Thanks guys." I said, taking out cups. "Who's all drinking?"

Hands raised.

Gamzee shot his up quickly. "You wouldn't like me when i'm sober, trust me."

I nodded to him as I poured everyone their requested drink.

Fef wanted a cherry bomb.

Gamzee.. I just gave him an entire bottle of Jack Daniels.

I gave Eridan something called 'Sea Wynde Rum'

Karkat just drank beer.

"Fef, have I ever told you how much I love your hair?" Eridan said drunkly. That boy took two sips of his drink and was wasted on the spot. What. A. PussyDrunk.

Eridan said he wasn't feeling well. "Is it alright if we take him home Cinn?" Feferi was buzzed.

Gamzee stood up and stretched, his bottle was gone. "I'll take them home, since. You know, I'm the only motherfucker here that's really sober when he's drunk."

Two seconds later they were out the door and pulling out of the driveway.

Karkat had his mouth open, as if he was going to protest. To late.


"So." I looked at that pale-skinned guy. "What's up?"

He grunted.

"Nice answer." I mocked.

"Says the one that doesn't dare to drink?" It sounded like he growled.

I rolled my eyes. So many people made fun of me because I didn't party like they did.

"I don't drink because I get out of control." I stated bluntly.

Karkat seemed to smile, then I realized it was only a smirk. "How so?"

"I refuse to say." Was all I replied.

I stood and walked upstairs, pissed off. I didn't know why I was so mad, but I was.

"Wait." I heard Karkat call from downstairs. I was in my bedroom changing my shirt when I heard him run up the stairs and into my doorway.

I had the shirt I was about to put on over my arms, my body exposed to him. The bra I had on pushed my breasts up enough to make Karkat blush to a ruby red. "I-I'm sorry." He slapped his hand over his eyes and turned.

I walked up to him, shirt still off, and took his hand away from his face. "No you're not."

I didn't know it was possible, but his face got even redder! If I wasn't so pissed, I would have laughed my ass off.

"It's not everyday you walk into someone's room and they have their boobs hanging around." He looked away from me.

I grabbed his cheeks with one hand. "Well then perhaps you should learn to knock instead of just walking in."

"And perhaps you should learn to close your door!" His words were sharp. I drew back from him and sat on the floor, not caring about being shirtless.

"I'm sorry." I muttered, wrapping my arms around my knees. "Like you I have anger issues."

He let out a sigh and sat next to me, though his arms were hanging off of his knee. "I shouldn't have just walked in."

We sat there for a few more minutes until Karkat's phone started ringing. He had a text.

'Gonna be a bit bro. Eridan's ass is so mothafuckin funny, hes all over the floor cryin' and shit. Be there in about 30 Karkat bro :0)'

Karkat snickered and wrote back to him. 'Video his ass and show it to us when you get here.'

'Ight motherfucker'

"Gotta love Gamzee." I said out loud. Karkat nodded.

I stood and put the shirt on. It was white and thin, showing my pink bra through it.

Karkat looked up at me, "Well we have 30 minutes to ourselves. What do you want to do?"

I shrugged.

"Anything?" He stood.

Another shrug

"Look," He paused for a second. "I know we got off on the wrong foot. Want to start over?"

I looked at him for a second, arms crossed. "Fine."

"Well my name is Karkat Vantas, what is your's?" His voice was, shy now. I studied him for a bit, unsure if I really wanted to do this.

"I'm Cinna Varendi. Just call me Cinn."

After that, the night got better. We talked for twenty minutes of why I moved here. The two of us laid on my bed, our feet hanging off of the edge. He had his arms under his head, instead I used a pillow.

"So, do you like anyone here?" Karkat asked out of the blue. My cheeks burned with warmth when he finished his question. I gulped.

"Well, I like Gamzee." I said slowly, looking at Karkat from the corner of my eye. I could see his expression sadden, as if I let him down. "As a friend though." I quickly added. "He seems like the type of guy that would do anything for anyone." I sighed.

He agreed with me. "He is. Gamzee is my best friend, him and Sollux that is. I can't stand Eridan."

This time I agreed with him. "After only a few hours of meeting him I discovered that I dislike him. If he wasn't Fef's boyfriend he would be in a hospital right now. Who jumps into someones car without asking?" I realized Karkat did that to.

"So you don't like me for doing that to?" He asked.

"No! You're, different." I paused on the last word. "Since we've been talking I noticed that your a really sweet guy at heart. No matter what attitude you have or emotion you show."

We both smiled.

Then, the doorbell rang. "There's Gam." I said.

"I can't believe it's been thirty minutes already." He followed me down the stairs and spred out onto a couch in the living room.


I opened the door. "Hey Gam!" I hugged him. I knew this guy would be my best guy friend.

"Hey sis!" Was his reply. "You guys gotta see this motherfuckin video of Eridan."

For twenty minutes Karkat and Gamzee drank while we all watched Eridan puke all over his bed and cry. It was really funny.

Soon enough the two pushed me into taking a shot. And then another, and then another.

I was drunk off my ass when Equis showed up in his truck.

"I came to pick you two up." His voice was shy and stammered. As if someone were going to hit him if he didn't say something correctly.

"I don't want to be here by myself!" I cried on a beanbag chair, my head fell backwards. "Someone stay with me."

Gamzee hopped into the truck. "Bye bro!" Karkat stood in the doorway dumbfounded as the pair drove off to home.

He walked back into the house, closed the door and locked it. "Guess I'm your roommate for the night."


It seemed like him and Gamzee couldn't get drunk. I stood, legs trembling beneath me. I wobbled up the stairs and into the bathroom without giving Karkat any warning.

When he walked into the bathroom to check up on me, I was steaming from the hot water and drying myself off with a towel.

"Ello Karkat!" I said excitedly, it was obvious I was drunk. I was naked when I ran up to him and hugged him. "Thank you for staying with me tonight." I hiccuped and walked into my room, not even caring about his crimson red blush.

"I'll sleep on the couch." He offered.

I turned around, only my panties and bra were on at the time. "No!" I yelled. "You will sleep with me. Cause' I said so."

I flopped onto the bed and waited for him to join me.

He hesitated for a moment. Then turned off the lights and crawled under the comforter with me.

I quickly feel asleep, warm and half naked, not giving a damn in the world that I had someone I just met sleeping in the same bed with me.