so, if you didn’t pick up on it, i’m still going. have fun reading.
Imagine this: a college student in his last semester, sitting at a desk that’s actually organized and the books are neatly stacked on their ends and the notebooks are in a wire box, but the student isn’t doing homework for once in his life. No, he’s staring at the computer screen waiting for him to sign in online. He refreshed the video chat service until he thought he saw the green dot show up. That’s my life.
Another night of the week, another few hours that I waited to see him for just a few minutes. Long distance was killing me. I refreshed my friends list again, once and twice more and finally saw what I was looking for. Next to the screenname, WildeThing, an online notification had popped up and I clicked the call button before he went away again.
“Hey, glad to catch you!” I said with a laugh.
He smiled and checked his phone’s time. He looked flustered and exhausted.
“Unfortunately, I can’t stay too long. I’ve got an early morning meeting tomorrow with my advisor tomorrow. How was your day? How did the exam go?”
“It went fine, I guess. Thanks for your help last week. How were classes?”
“They were great. I learned so much more than I thought I could. It’s weird to actually learn things.”
I cocked my head and smiled again. “It’s nice to see you again. We need to this more.”
“I know, I know. Our schedules don’t match up very well anymore, but did they ever?”
“Yeah, but it was a hell of a lot easier when we went to the same school.”
He took a deep breath. “I know, but that’s what happens. That’s why we have video chatting and cell phones? If we hung up right now, I’d be texting you before we went to sleep. And you have a car! Come see me.”
“Last time I came to see you, you mostly did homework the entire time I was there.”
“I’m free this weekend. Completely free. I’ll even pay for gas.”
“Do you promise? You and I are gonna spend time together with no classwork between us?”
“I promise,” he checked his phone again, “I’ve gotta go to bed.”
“Okay. I’ll call or text you tomorrow?”
“Both. I love you.”
The video screen went blank and I shut my computer down and climbed into bed. I held my phone in front of my face and typed a message to him, but there was no reply before I closed my eyes.
so, before you ask, i’ve already written the next like, piece to this and that’s where you’ll see when this is set up. and if you check the folders, you’ll know who the characters are.