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PREMIUM - MATURE

The town seems like any other town. Simple, quiet on the exterior but digging beyond the surface will reveal a whole new world of deception, lies, and most of all, power. This is where the rich come to raise their families. But they all have their dirty little secrets. Isolating themselves from the rest of the world is the norm here, weeding out the 'bad seeds'. The children are raised with a sense of 'being privileged' and their parents encourage this. They go to private universities where they are taught to rule the world.

But there is one little problem...

The government says they have to allow a certain number of scholarships every year to the underprivileged kids or risk the closure of their schools. On the far end of town lives the poor, the down-trodden, and the downright scum of the earth, or, at least, that is how the upper class sees them. Mana Marrow tries to hide this embarrassment in their town but now, with the government intervening, they will have to allow some of these young adults to mix with their own precious, spoiled, and pampered offspring. The town comes together to form 'The Hetaireia', a secret society for the Elite, and figures out a way to make this work in their favor, however, and soon the lucky chosen underprivileged youth begin their university studies only to find that all is not as it seems. A hierarchy is born and they find themselves at the bottom rung, treated as less than second class citizens.

Will you be one of the privileged students that seem to rule the schools?
Or will you be one of the poor, who struggle for the acceptance that they may never find?
Or maybe you will be an adult, working in the town, the schools, or at the factory that supplies jobs for little pay and hard labor?

The choice is yours, so choose wisely!


Definitions:

Strata:
1) A level or class to which people are assigned according to their social status, education, or income.
2) A group into which members of a population are divided in stratified sampling.

Mana
A word found in Austronesian languages meaning "power, effectiveness, prestige", where in most cases the power is understood to be supernatural.

Hetaireia
1) Meaning 'Secret Society' in Latin.
2) A term in ancient greek for a corps of bodyguards during the Byzantine Empire. It means "the Company".

mana mar.
LOCATED: somewhere in the us
set in may, 2018
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Nicholas Fremont
24
he/him
Sherlock's Bodyguard / Casino Security
25 POSTS
T
AKA Nick
SEXUALITY: Bisexual
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single
PARTNER:
~ Commoners ~
{ TAG: Eve }

Sometimes it felt like they were making progress, other times it felt more like two steps forward one step back, this 'dance' Nick and Sher were doing. After that mess of a Halloween Ball, when they were all finally let out and were able to go home, the two of them hadn't been able to do more than fall into the couch together, not bothering to take their shoes off, much less change out of their sweaty, rumpled clothes into something more comfortable, before falling asleep in each other's arms.

But then the next morning, it was as though that hadn't happened, and Sher was back to... whatever it was he did with Nick. Kept him at arm's length while at the same time looking like he wanted more.

After Halloween was supposed to be their busiest season? With couples and families coming to visit for vacation, and play at the casino. It didn't quite work out like that, and apparently the town's Elites were going to do something about it. Just the Elites, though. One night in December, a Town Meeting was held, but the Commoners weren't allowed. And while Nick didn't care as much about the exclusion itself, he did worry about Sher not being under his protection while there...

Ah, well, at least it did afford him some free time suddenly. Free time he could be spending catching up with his good friend, Eve, who he'd glimpsed and contacted at the Ball, but this and that happened, and they hadn't managed to meet up since then, even though they'd both agreed they wanted to.

Sending her a text, he asked simply: Are you free tonight?
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Eve Rae
24
She, her, hers
Edan Rae's personal assistant
79 POSTS
Eve
AKA Love
SEXUALITY: Straight
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married
PARTNER: Edan Rae
~ Elites ~
So much had happened since they had arrived to Mana Marrows that it felt like they had been there for years, when in fact it was only... a month or two... No, three! Three months already! Eve sighed. Edan was trying his best to go back to normal after the Elders Elites’ Party where he almost died, amongst other nasty things, and Christmas was now approaching fast. Eve hadn’t replied to Nick’s latest calls and texts, focused as she was on Edan. One time she could have, but Edan had been so jealous about it, about the fact that a man - her “big Daddy” as she called Nick- dared call her on her private cellphone, that she decided to avoid another tornado of frowning and reproaches, and simply replied Nick she would call back when available. She hadn’t. She could have when that disastrous party had happened. But she was back at the hospital, and with Edan’s surgeries, the post-ops, and the psy treatments... she’d got somewhat side tracked. She was sure Nick would understand... as soon as she could talk to him!

Today was different though. Edan’s cast had been removed, and he was slowly going back into his running and exercising routine, giving her more free time. And right when she was wondering about him, browsing around for some Christmas gifts, her phone buzzed -she had muted Nick’s ring tone....- she gave her phone a quick look, thinking it was her parents begging her to come over for Christmas even if she had told them a hundred time that Edan and her had other plans, and saw it was coming from Nick. Eagerly, she read his text, smiled and replied right away; “ Big D.!!!! Sorry for the radio silence, I’ll explain all when we’ll meet. Yes! I’m available right now. See you at our usual place? E. ” She stared at the screen, waiting to see if her message would be read quickly, waiting for the three dots to appear as he would be replying, hoping he, too, was available. She had her very first window of opportunity since a long time... maybe it was the same for him.
Already, she couldn’t wait to see him, to tell him all that happened, and to learn all had happened to him since he was back in MM. Her parents had confirmed he was still working at the Casino for Mr. Westminster, and she was really curious to know if they were finally “a thing” as she used to put it to annoy him.... just a little.
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Nicholas Fremont
24
he/him
Sherlock's Bodyguard / Casino Security
25 POSTS
T
AKA Nick
SEXUALITY: Bisexual
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single
PARTNER:
~ Commoners ~
Maybe if they were still together, Nick would have been so worried to not hear from her, but since they weren't, and he himself wasn't the best at getting right back to people except maybe now and only if they were Sherlock or something, then he just figured she was busy. And when he received the short simple response of 'when available,' it only confirmed his suspicions, and he shrugged it off as something that would happen when it would happen and focused instead on his own work at the casino.

Even so, it did still make him happy when he got an immediate response for once, and he smiled at her continued use of his nickname. He thought about it for a moment before texting back: Nah, not the -usual- place. How about we go check out that one new-ish restaurant in the Boardwalk? Plus Alpha. Ever been? My treat. Well, the restaurant was 'new' to them in the sense that it definitely hadn't been there back when they were still students, which was the last time he and Eve had talked face to face.

They were both more well off now. Still Commoners, the two of them, but working for their employers in steady jobs meant neither of them were really poor anymore, unlike when they were still children. Maybe still not quite struggling to make ends meet even back then, but they wouldn't have gone out to a restaurant like Plus Alpha 'just because,' either. Maybe for more of a special occassion? Like a date?

Even though they weren't anymore. Dating, that was. They'd tried it before, and they hadn't worked out.

Still, this was a special occassion anyway, wasn't it? Two old-time friends meeting up again for the first time in years.

Hoping (and somewhat reasonably sure) she would say 'yes' to his suggestion, he was already on his way there, and calling ahead to check there was room and no waiting time, and even going ahead and reserving a table for them just to be sure.
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Eve Rae
24
She, her, hers
Edan Rae's personal assistant
79 POSTS
Eve
AKA Love
SEXUALITY: Straight
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married
PARTNER: Edan Rae
~ Elites ~
Things had changed so drastically since their youth, that much was sure. Eve had left Mana Marrow some three years ago, following her “girls” -some young models- all around the world, and now she was back with another kind of protegee, a man for the first time, known around the world, as Edan Rae, and in the Industry as “‘Hellish Rae - Hellish ride” for very good reasons.

Eve replied immediately at Nick’s text: “Ok. I’ll be there in 20.” She’s quick to get ready, even quicker to go to the designated restaurant. She can’t wait to see her Nick and to have some time for herself, time when she will be able to enjoy a nice meal, with a man she loves, and who always had this power to make her laugh and change her mind, from dark thoughts to laughter and happiness.

She hadn’t been in the restaurant since she got back in MM. Edan had talked about it, about going for a dinner there, at one point, but then, all had morphed into something less agreeable and fun, like haunting the clinic, and the psychiatrist’s office....
Eve entered the restaurant, asking for Nicholas, smiled as the waiter confirmed the man had arrived previously, and followed him with a smile on her lips. Arrived at the table, she waved to him, her smile widening, “Finally! We did it!!! You and me; together at least. Incredible to think how hard it was to match our calendars!
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Nicholas Fremont
24
he/him
Sherlock's Bodyguard / Casino Security
25 POSTS
T
AKA Nick
SEXUALITY: Bisexual
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single
PARTNER:
~ Commoners ~
Eve was... stunning as ever, with her hair like fire, those sweetly upturned lips especially when she smiled, a crinkle in her cat eyes. Definitely quite pleasing to look at.

Nick rose from the table as soon as he spotted her, waving back as he stood beside it to wait for her to reach him, pulling her into a warmly affectionate hug as soon as she did. Giving her a squeeze, he breathed in her perfume, and the underlying scent in her skin and hair that was all her own. "Hello, gorgeous. Oh, I've missed you," he murmured into her ear, before pulling away just enough to hold her at arm's length and more properly drink in the sight of her up close from head to toe and back up again. "You haven't changed a bit," he grinned, then asked as he quickly moved to pull her chair out for her. "You're beautiful as ever. Life's been treating you well, I take it?"

He hoped so. They may not be together anymore, but that didn't mean he stopped caring about her. Still loved her, in fact, just that the quality of that love had changed to more of a brotherly one. So of course he still wished her to have all the happiness in the world.
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Eve Rae
24
She, her, hers
Edan Rae's personal assistant
79 POSTS
Eve
AKA Love
SEXUALITY: Straight
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Married
PARTNER: Edan Rae
~ Elites ~
He still had it. That glance. The one that could surprise and disturb her to the blushing point. Nick still got it. Also, there always had been a certain "something" in his eyes that made you feel that he had the ability to see through you, to have a direct access to your deepest and secrets thoughts. The way he was looking at her, when Eve arrived at his level, brought her back to that time, when they were together all days long, all week long. And the week-ends...

He had still that charisma that had attracted her to him as a magnet. His gentle compliments, his soft hug, his lips near her earlobe... She shivers a little and smiled at him. He had always been a very tactile man, something she had loved in him: he was not the kind to hide his feeling under a cold mask of proper civilized disinterest.

Eve hugged him in response, finding back her hold habits; her hand between his shoulder-blade, slowly going down to rest on his lower back, and she smiled at the softness of his shirt, his perfect suit, his well-groomed beard. She took advantage of the movement he made her do, to have a better sight of him, smiling at him, "I've missed you so much!" she said, her fingers brushing the beard, "You have changed. But it suits you. And at least, it's softer than your three days beard..."

She winked. It brought back so many good memories. Nick had been the only bearer of good memories at a moment when all had been so frightening, when her dreams had been crushed and all seemed lost. He had been there for her, his sun, his flame-bearer. Even now, she could see that light in his deep eyes.

She sat on the chair he was so courteously opening to her, chuckling, "you are such a charmer!" she teased while settling on the chair and looking back at him, "I'm doing well, yes. Life has been... strange and demanding. But you know... You were in the army those past years, weren't you? I was... a nanny, so to speak, to some of the new hipster models of the Agency... Been traveling quite a while, working a lot. Haven't seen the folks enough, you can imagine what they were saying about that! Anyway... they got their wishes granted. I've been back in MM. My girls are on the good path to fame and they are emotionally stable now... I've done my job. So the I've another the Agency gave me another... "assignment"." She blushed a little.
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