Sweet Valley High: Not just 'Kids' anymore.

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Disclaimer: I do not own the world of Sweet Valley or any of its characters; everything belongs to Francine Pascal.

Jessica Wakefield finished applying her lipstick and stepped back to admire her reflection. The bathroom separating her bedroom from her twin sister Elizabeth's room was in a state of disarray; damp towels were strewn about the floor and cosmetics, hairpins and other assorted toiletries cluttered the vanity. Perfect, Jessica thought to herself. She smiled and blew a kiss at her reflection.

Suddenly, the door opened and Elizabeth's blond head appeared.

"Are you almost through in here, Jess? I need to get ready too, you know."

Jessica grabbed the bottle of hairspray on the vanity and gave her golden hair a final spritz. It had taken her nearly three quarters of an hour to arrange her hair in a sexy up do, complete with cascading curls.

"It's all yours, Liz," she announced.

"After all, why mess with perfection?" She winked at her sister and Elizabeth rolled her eyes.

Jessica flounced back into her bedroom and began rifling through her wooden jewelry box, searching for a pair of earrings to complement her outfit. Suddenly, the phone rang and she pushed aside a pile of jeans to unearth the receiver.


"Hey, Jess, it's me," came the voice of Lila Fowler, Jessica's best friend and often times her biggest rival.

"Hey, Lila." Jessica cradled the phone against her shoulder and held a silver hoop against one ear. "What's up?"

"What are you wearing to Bruce's little soiree tonight?"

Bruce Patman, a long time schoolmate of theirs who now attended Sweet Valley University, was having a huge party at his hilltop mansion that evening to celebrate the end of the school year. He had invited his new friends from college, as well as his...