Lily lost her father - to either alcoholism or an aneurism, she'll never know. But we'll get there later. After the death of her father, Lily moved with her estranged Aunt and Uncle - Faith and Ronald. Lily's mother died during childbirth, so they were all that she had. Lily was troubled - she had to take anxiety pills, was a little rough around the edges, didn't know how to show emotion and she was quite defensive - even in the case of pregnant, hormonal Faith.
She and Faith built a very strong relationship. Lily would open to Faith about her self-image, lack of goals and purpose. Lily's neighbor, Trent, proved to be a pretty good friend. He and Lily would play basketball together and hang out. Trent was very vocal about his not liking Lily however, which only weakened her self-image.
After fumbling around with different artistic outlets, Lily decided to go to art school. There she met Dawn, a loud-talking, brutally honest, lesbian who loved Lily for who she was and was always there for her. Lily and Dawn became good friends. Lily also met Bradley Wellington. His name sounds rich, right? Well, so was Bradley.
Bradley knew Lily's father - he's a little bit older than she is, about 5 years older. Bradley had worked with a magazine that had interviewed Lily's father - who was a painter and had painted picture of Lily, which Bradley now owned and had hanging in his office. When he saw Lily on campus, after staring at that painting for years, he was enveloped and pursued a relationship with Lily.
Lily and Bradley built a strictly platonic relationship. They'd have dinner together every night and talk about all sorts of things. Trent, who played basketball for OSU, was in and out of Lily's life - leaving and coming back. His mother, Anna, had a muscle disorder, so when Trent would leave OSU, it was to take care of his mother.
Lily and Trent began to develop feelings for one another - especially after a drunken Lily handed Trent her virginity. It was always hard for Lily to stay with Trent when he'd leave. She hated when people had to leave. But Trent came home, and he and Lily got serious. Until...
He went back to OSU! But Lily decided to stick out this time. She was going to stay with Trent. While at OSU, Trent was creating buzz in the professional basketball arena. Lily, back home, drank away her sorrows. Lily's mother, Gabby, had risen from the grave! She wasn't dead after all. Gabby and her father had an interesting relationship and well - that nigga lied.
Lily struggled to deal with all of what had occurred. Not only had Gabby resurfaced, Faith and Ronald had lied- they knew all along. Trent was home for a weekend and when he left Lily's, he ended up with his ex and Lily found out! She went away to drink, and ended up on Bradley's lawn. What happened? Well... she kissed that nigga. But Bradley's a stand up guy, so he didn't take advantage of her.
Still, Lily drank! Her father had an alcoholism problem and Gabby too suffered from substance abuse. It was in Lily's blood. She was prone to dependency. One bad night, while drinking at a bar with Gabby, Dawn came to pick up Lily and take her home, but Dawn too was drunk and angry with her girlfriend - Chyna, who was with another chick. Lily sobered up when she found out that Dawn was following Chyna and the girl and demanded that Dawn let her drive.
Lily got into the driver's seat and drove home, but when they ended up on the same street as Chyna, coincidentally, Dawn yanked the steering wheel in the direction of the car and Lily lost control, crashing into a wall. Dawn was seriously hurt. Lily walked (walked lol) away with a f***ed up leg.
Trent's big game at OSU was coming up and Lily made plans to go - she even blew off Bradley, to surprise Trent. It was a victory for him and for their relationship. When she returned home, Trent got an offer to join the New York Knicks! He chose basketball - over his mother and over Lily. But Lily didn't mind. She was still going to try.
Basketball put a strain on the relationship, and Trent became more distant and calloused. Lily broke things off, feeling disrespected. Trent didn't seem to mind much - he had a new chick. Lily was crushed, but she started an internship with J. Crew, and her manager was pushing her to go up for the junior designer position. She was making strides at work, and pissing people off with her talent. Young, free and independent, Bradley offered to take Lily to Paris for Christmas.
She could not turn down the offer! So she went and well - she and Bradley kindddd of decided to take their relationship to the next level. Lily, was beginning to fall in love again. Trent's b**** ass got injured (lol) and had to come back to LA, after his new girl deserted him. He ended up back on Anna's couch, being a complete a**hole to his mother.
When he saw Lily again, she shut down any idea that they'd be back together, which hurt Trent, but made him want to work harder to get back to NY. He was especially pissed when he found out that she and Bradley were together.
Bradley wants a family. The f*** is Lily gonna do? She wants to travel and be young. Bradley's approaching 30. But Trent doesn't deserve her - not anymore. Trent worked hard on his leg and got it to a point where he could go back to New York. Lily said her goodbyes at the airport and made it abundantly clear that he and her were done.
Now it's 1 year later...