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Recently branched off from the older community of Eden, many younger residents have chosen to move away from their ancestoral land to a different location, called New Eden. Although most residents still hold closely to their family ties and history they are eager to start a new life in a place they can make their own.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall 2011 - University

Felicity London is a 1st year graduate student, Davis Vanderburg and Genesis Sartor are Seniors, Maia Hayes and Derek Todd are freshmen.
This school year the students were treated to a brand new college dorm to call home, designed by James McMillian.  It features a formal entryway,

downstairs entertainment lounge,

kitchen and dining area,

four bedrooms that can accommodate either one or two students and include personal computers for each student,

a second upstairs lounge located between the bedrooms,

and an extensive in-house library for quiet studying.

As upperclassmen, Felicity and Davis took their studies very seriously, but not all of the other students were as studious.  The freshmen especially seemed to forget they were there for an education.  The new young adults seemed to lack the ability to properly take care of themselves,

and even Genesis, who was entering her senior year of undergraduate studies, seemed to have the same problem.  Lured in by the lifestyle of late night partying and all night SSX tournaments,

she was just as bad as the freshmen.

One day she and freshman, Derek Todd, spent the better part of a day passed out in their plates at the cafeteria.

Felicity had taken a liking to one of the other new freshmen, Maia Hayes.  She noticed the girl had great taste in pajamas.  Maia seemed to keep her partying under control unlike some of the other dormmates. She seemed a little naive and Felicity wondered if the girl needed someone older to take her under their wing.
Maia had admitted to Felicity that she hadn't even had her first kiss yet and she wondered what it would be like.  Felicity was happy to talk to the girl and assured her it would happen at the right time and it would be wonderful.  The conversation ended when Davis sat down at the table. 
"So what are we talking about?" Davis asked.
"Oh nothing," Maia blushed deeply.  "I was just about to go."

By the time Genesis and Derek woke up, their food had gone bad, but they were just in time to catch a visit from the campus streaker.

Maia's questions about kissing turned out to be more than hypothetical.  Determined to get her first kiss out of the way, she summoned up her courage, grabbed a hold of Davis in the hallway and planted one one him.

Davis was in shock.  His heart raced.  Where was Felicity?  Had she seen what had happened?  He looked around and was relieved that she was no where in sight.  She was still downstairs playing the piano.

"What was that?!?"

"I just wanted to see what it was like.  You're a very good kisser," she said shyly.
"Thanks . . . but I have a girlfriend.  Felicity and I are kind of an item."
"Don't worry, she won't have to find out."
But it didn't take long for Felicity to find out.  Maybe it was carelessness on Maia's part or maybe it was deliberate, but she let the news spill when Felicity was close enough to hear.
"Are you sure you don't want to try kissing again?" Maia flirted.  "I had fun trying it last night."

Felicity stormed over.  "You kissed her?  How could you?"

And after she was done with Davis she turned to Maia.  "And you?  I thought we were friends, but you're nothing but a conniving two-faced slut!"

Felicity was so confused.  Had Maia tricked Davis or was he just as party to what had happened as she was?  The way he looked at Maia seemed to give her the answer she needed.  Just as her heart was breaking, it started to hail.  It was as if the smustlers behind her had been doing a rain dance.
Just as Davis and Felicity's relationship was dissolving, a new romance was forming.  With all the time they'd spent together this semester, Genesis and Derek had grown closer and shared their first kiss.
As finals loomed closer, they decided it was time to get to work.  They spent the morning before their finals cramming to write a last minute term paper.  Felicity felt that it was unfair that students who did nothing all semester were able to still score a place on the Dean's List and a 4.0 gpa by cramming at the last minute.  It didn't seem fair.

She thought it was time to have a talk with Davis about what had happened, so she sat down with him while he was at the chess table.  She hoped having the distraction of the game would help her keep her emotions in check.

In the end she decided it was going to take awhile for her to regain her trust of him and to get back to where they used to be.  In the meantime she wanted some space to sort things out in her own mind.

Finding space was going to be hard though, when they all shared the same dorm.  Felicity really wanted to go as far with her education was possible, but she wondered how she was going to get through three more years of living in such close proximity to Davis and Maia.


  1. So, looks like there's a few sparks flying in the dorms over there... it can be hard sharing space, can't it? I remember sharing a room with my kid sister... :S

    Anyway. Thanks for the update, I love a good love triangle. :) Still smiling at those rain-dancing smustlers.

    - VT

  2. Yeah, I'm not too happy with Maia for pulling that or with Davis for not rejecting her . . . we'll have to see how it plays out and who he ends up choosing.