Aliyana was thankful for the after parties at the school. She’d make sure to leave the school’s party earlier, wanting to make sure she could properly get ready. There were always two types of outfits for these nights. The safe for school outfits, followed by the special after-hours attire that might cause some of the grown-ups to gasp in shock. Or maybe not. God forbid, it wasn’t like Aliyana was wearing anything revealing. She was just wearing an outfit that was more fun, something that according to her parents wasn’t appropriate for a Royal Moroi to wear. She wanted to look hot, but still, tease with whatever sexiness she might have possessed.
Despite taking her sweet time to get ready, Aliyana still managed to arrive at the party relatively early. Already it was proving to be quite the event, one that had gained the attention of several Moroi and Damphirs alike. She wasn’t familiar with the host, Carter Booth. All she knew about him was that he was a guardian in training, and as it turned out could throw a hell of a party. Just one look around the room told her that it would not be one to miss.
Aliyana found herself lingering amongst her fellow Moroi students for the time being. She wandered around greeting those she passed by with a smile and doing her best to socialize. It was easy. This was her element, and it wasn’t too difficult to shine. Every so often her eyes would wander over to where the Damphir students seemed to have gathered, as she tried to sneak a peek at who had all shown up. She was curious if Mason D’orolione had bothered to show up. It was hard to explain why, but for some strange reason, she felt drawn to the guardian. Almost like she was crushing hard on him. No, no that was silly. She couldn’t be. Nope, no way.
She was knocked out of her thoughts when another student stopped next to her, presumably to grab a drink. Something she’d completely forgotten to do herself. “Hey! Are you enjoying the party?” she asked to be polite. “Are the drinks any good? I haven’t gotten one for myself yet, so uh, I’m just curious as to whether I should try it or not.” Smiling at the person next to her, Aliyana turned away so to not linger around them for too long. Just in case her presence wasn’t wanted. Instead, she’d wait her turn to help herself to a drink unless they wanted to make light conversation. Besides, it was still early in the night, and the party was just getting started. She had plenty of time to enjoy herself and socialize with friendly faces.