Before I post my response, here's some pointers:
1. If your characters have already arrived, there is free range around the hotel other than the top 3 floors (so you won't be running into Hurleigh just yet). You are more than welcome to run into each other's characters, or you can approach Zea and Alyce as they walk around.
2. If your characters haven't arrived yet, you're headed for the "Anomaly" (the hotel the party is taking place at). Lorrie will be running late, so you are more than welcome to run into her in the streets of the city if you'd like.
3. Weapons and gadgets are allowed and do not have to be "left behind" for the party. The hotel doors are open with no security. However, be mindful of those around you... The lack of security and check-ins means that the risk of fights breaking out are high.
Hurleigh stood upon the roof of the grand hotel, slowly taking a sip from his wine glass. Alyce was standing beside him, her hands collapsed behind her back. For a long pause, neither of them spoke.
"Some of our prized guests are starting to enter," Hurleigh said finally, his expression blank. "You know who you're supposed to be looking out for, yes?"
"Of course, sir," Alyce said, taking a moment to glance over the side to look towards the entrance. Hundreds of people were waiting to enter, completely filling up the normally empty sidewalk. She swallowed, quietly adjusting the necklace around her neck. It would be difficult for her to find the people in question, but it was imperative that she found all of them before they did... Without another word, she turned and headed for the glass doors that would let her back into the building.
Zea followed the herd of people that were entering the Anomaly. Normally, it was closed off to the general public; however, an Elite had paid quite a bit of money to make its doors completely open for tonight.
"Where shall we start, Hex?" He asked, glancing at the small robot on his shoulder. The little drone beeped at him, swiveling its head to scan their surroundings. After a moment, it bounced twice.
Zea turned his head to the right. There was an open bar set up for the evening where the normal check-in center would be. He raised an eyebrow, looking at the drone again.
"If it wasn't so close to the entrance, I'd protest," he commented, slipping his hands into his jacket pockets and walking towards the bar. "We have to stay sober, though... We have people we're looking out for, after all. We can't afford to miss them tonight. It's our only chance."
Deiondre stared at the crowd from his spot on the other side of the sidewalk. He was in a velvet tux, which was definitely not his style. As the swarm of people started to advance, he felt his nervousness starting to flop around in his stomach.
"God, that's a lot of people," he said to himself, adjusting his glasses and scanning the crowd again. "I wonder if I should just wait here until it dies down...? Ah, but I don't even really need to go in.. I'm not obligated to.." He tapped his fingers against his cheek, frowning in dismay. Deiondre wasn't even in the building and he already had regrets about accepting the invitation.
Lorrie walked briskly down the streets, her breathing panicked as she fumbled about with an earring. She had laid down for a nap a few hours ago, and she woke up late.
"Bloody hell, Lorrie," she growled under her breath. "You imbecile. 'Just a little nap. It won't hurt.' Oh, but it did! You're late for a party at the bloody Anomaly! And some rich bloke paid for all of the s--- that'll be there! How could you do this to yourself!?"
Hailey tugged at her skirt. Pink. Her grandmother's choice of dress, but she could t be bothered to oppose. She felt uncomfortable already as the first waves of people entered the Anomaly. She started catching glimpses of prosthetics, cheap and crude looking ones, and instinctively felt a ping of shame for her own legs. It was going to be a long night.
Nora looked around at the huge mass of people surrounding her. Most of them didn't have much more money than she did, at least the ones close to her, but she could feel the difference. She almost felt underdressed, wearing the nicest clothes she owned, as the Anomaly came into view. She briefly considered turning back, but this job was too important to leave. Get in. Find the sender of a message asking to discuss prices for a new set of prosthetics. Get out. She could tell that whoever it was must have been thinking about their status, otherwise they wouldn't have chosen this of all places to contact her. She went in, more determined than before.
AsTR1D walked the streets. Whenever the parents were home, she was allowed to roam freely. She just had to be back home for the next day. She chose her beautiful white and brown dress. She tried to look as human as possible. But that was natural for her, as she has always pretended to be an older child of the twins. She looked at the doors, and all of the different varieties of people. "Say Astrid, not AsTR1D." She muttered under her breath.
Danielle huffed as she walked down the streets, looking for her sister. It wasn't like Jane to run off like this, or so she thought. In reality, Jane ran off nearly every day while Danielle was at work. She was normally back in time, however this was an event Jane didn't want to miss. Danielle knew about the large event of the lower class, and hoped her sister hadn't run off to go there.
Alisha entered the party, looking around with an emotionless expression. This was her first time outside the lab, and she looked forward learning about human interaction and what it was to make friends and have fun in a social setting. She watched the people, wondering what their lives were like and if she'd be able to fit in amongst them.
X had arrived at the Anomaly. He received an invitation which was weird as he had only gained sentience 8 months ago, so he wonder why he would get one. Still he was curious on how the other androids and the humans operated in a social setting. He entered the building and immediately started observing.
Alex, dressed in a nice dress shirt, walked through the crowds of the party. He wasn't sure what the party was for or why he was here, but a party's a party in his book.
Milo walks arm in arm with Ruby, who kept asking him questions as they entered the Anomaly. "What's that? Who's that person? Why is a crowd gathering again?" Ruby asked, tugging on his arm lightly, like a confused child. It had been difficult to explain the concept of a party to her, and it seemed that she still couldn't quite grasp the idea. "Chandeliar. No idea. To have fun," he says, smiling and nudging her back. He spots a familiar streak of blue hair. "Woah. Is that Nora from the chop shop?" He asks, but it was more to himself. It was strange for them to be here, to be invited.. but Milo wasn't gonna back out now, he had already stolen some fancy clothes and they were not gonna put them to waste.
Xena nervously walks towards the building, sweating buckets. She was only here for free food. Being homeless didn't exactly pay, and she couldn't get a job for fear of her family finding her. Besides, she'd heard quite a few lowlives and questionable people had been invited, and if she could find someone to hack her ID chip so that she could get a job, all the better. Unfortunately, Xena also made a decision to not wear anything fancy, but now she regretted it since she stuck out like a soar thumb. She pulled her scarf closer to her face, trying to avoid stares and people in general.
Alyce walked briskly towards the elevator, her body tense and rigid. When she got to it, she smashed her thumb into the button, focusing on the closed doors. Moments passed before the doors opened, and another android waiting to exit the elevator. Unlike Alyce, this android wasn't modeled to look like a human; as they passed each other, she couldn't help but give the droid a look. She quickly pushed the button for the lower floor and waited for the elevator to start moving downwards.
As more people began to pour into the party space, Zea tapped a finger against Hex. "You're scanning I.D.'s, right? Do any of them match our people?"
Hex buzzed at him, moving to one side to get a better glimpse. While the little droid was equipped to do this job, it couldn't help but feel overwhelmed. The list of special party guests was rather large, and it could only scan so much.
Eventually, Hex bounced, up, lights flashing. Zea rose from his seat, looking at him. "Which ones do you see?" He asked, waiting patiently. The droid stood still. A beam of light left its tiny body, and a hologram appeared before Zea. Several faces popped up; names and I.D.'s were listed beneath them:
Deiondre started to walk towards the entrance, summoning all of the courage he had. As he entered, he passed several people. He glanced at all of them, trying to see if any of them looked friendly. He caught sight of a young woman that was tugging at a pink skirt. She looked just as uncomfortable as he did.
Don't do it, Deiondre, he told himself, looking away from her. You hate talking to people. Why are you trying to see if any of them look friendly? Don't do it. Don't do it. Don't--
He quickly swiveled around, making his way over to her. He had to shove through a few people. He raised his hand, muttering an apology. After he made it through, he stopped in front of her. He hadn't thought of what to say. "Uh," he started, clearing his throat. "Hi?"
Lorrie turned sharply, grumbling to herself. She didn't see that there happened to be someone else on the normally empty street; she was too absorbed in her own thoughts. So it wasn't a shock when she abruptly ran into Danielle.
"Ah, s---!" Lorrie said, taking multiple steps back and throwing her hands up. "I am so sorry, love," she said rather quickly, worried. "I didn't hurt you, did I? Oh, geez, I'm so sorry.."
Hailey flinched as she heard a greeting she assumed was directed to her. She turned to see the voices owner-a clearly awkward looking man. Something seemed off about him, though she couldn't quite place it. Nevertheless, her grandparents had raised her to always be polite, especially in formal social settings. "Hello. Who are you?"
As Nora made her way through the crowds, she was tempted to take out her scanner just to check what secrets the elites were hiding. She knew she had to resist, though. The scanner wasn't exactly the most legal of tech and definitely wasn't the best way to make an impression. As her eyes wandered, she caught sight of a familiar face. "Wow," She called out, approaching Milo. "I guess they'll just let anyone in here, won't they?"
AsTR1D walks the halls, amazed at the grand appearance of the hotel. She stumbles a little bit, but decided not to go too far in. She wouldn't want to get lost. That wouldn't be the way to be at a place like this. She wanted to talk to someone, but she didn't appear to know anyone. She looked through the crowd, desperate to see a familiar face.
Jane enjoyed herself at the party, watching all the different people. She wondered if she should talk to anyone, or if she should wait for others to talk to her. Waiting would be risky, it meant giving her sister time to find her. Jane sighed, looking around. Say she started a conversation, who would she start one with.
Danielle stumbled, huffing before turning around. "Do you know who I am?" She asked, clearly offended. "I'll let you off with a warning for now. Watch where you're going. You never know who you might piss off." She then sighed, continuing on her way to this 'party' with little care of the peasant girl that had ran into her.
X looked around trying to find someone to talk to. He scanned the room (not literally) to find someone. Amidst all the human talk of random subjects that didn't interest him in the slightest, he saw another android with orange hair and a more human like appearance than him. He decided to walk over and talk to them.
Alex couldn't really see anyone to talk to and just sat down in a chair to keep out of people's way.
"Well of course, they let you in didn't they," Milo replies as Nora walks up to them. He sticks his tongue out playfully as he says this though, clearly joking. He gives her a dap and Ruby smiles and waves quietly. She was quite shy around anyone other than Milo. They knew Nora from when Milo needed supplies to put Ruby back together, along with supplies for various other projects. Speaking of projects, he carried his gadgets in a little bookbag that he always had with him, even at this fancy place. Being homeless and everything, you couldn't just leave your things lying around somewhere, free for the taking.
Xena slowly makes her way to the food table, trying not to make it obvious that she was just there for the refreshments. Then she remembered that she doesn't care what other people thought about her and just walked at normal pace. She gets dirty looks but she gives them all a dirty look back, not one to let anyone crush her dignity. Xena picks up a finger sandwich and bites into it indignantly, almost proudly, her expression saying 'okay. I'm not fancy. Got a problem with that?'