The new school year brought a new crop of freshmen to campus as the Rossi twins and Violet Cormier left high school behind to begin their college careers.
Violet was very flattered that the older college boys seemed to take notice of her right away. However she tried to play it cool. She did still have a boyfriend who was still finishing up high school.
She was excited to be sharing a room with her BFF Geneva. Both girls had a feeling this was going to be a great year.
He left the conversation feeling better about things between them. Maybe they had a change to get their relationship back on track after all.
Even though she was busy with studying for classes and meeting new people, Violet still made time to call Bryan and tell him all about college life and the new friends she was making.
She hated to admit that she found his high school talk kind of boring. She'd moved past those things and was starting to wonder if she was moving past him as well.
Especially when there were so many cute guys around all the time. She was even beginning to see Owen in a new light. He'd gotten better looking as he'd gotten older.
Even though they flirted a little, Owen's heart was still with Charlotte. He parents had kept a tight rein on her since they found out she was pregnant and he'd only seen her once since she'd moved back to Eden, but he thought about her a lot and tried to call her when he could.
Lunch in the cafeteria was awkward when Felicity found herself alone with Maia and they still happened to be wearing matching pajamas. She made a mental note to herself to buy another pair and tried to be cordial, even though she couldn't help thinking about how much she'd like to see Maia's ghost.
Things got even more awkward when Davis walked in. Felicity didn't like the way he looked at Maia.
But when he walked over flashing that dazzling smile of his . . .
She knew she was still smitten with him.
She wondered if she'd been too hard on him. After all it did seem to be only Maia that was initiating things between them.
Maybe it was time to kiss and make up.
One night as she was getting ready for bed, she collapsed.
Luckily Geneva heard her fall and woke up in time to call and ambulance. Violet was taken to the hospital and treated for extreme dehydration. She missed a few weeks of class, but luckily was able to come back to school in time for finals, so she could complete the semester. It was a major scare and Geneva was shaken by the incident for days afterwards.
Meanwhile, Owen was treated to a special surprise. Charlotte had talked her parents into allowing her to travel back to New Eden for a college visit. Although she knew she would be lucky to finish high school after having a baby and wasn't sure she was really interested in going to college, she knew her parents, her mother especially, were hoping she'd be able to further her education. She just wanted a chance to see Owen and her old friends again.
"It's a lot of hard work . . . it is so much work," Charlotte emphasized. "I kind of feel bad though that I'm probably going to miss out on living the college life like you and Owen are."
"It's fun living in the dorms, but honestly, I think I'm ready to move out and see world. I'm ready to start my own life."
"Do you think you'll drop out? What are you planning to do if you aren't in school."
"I'm not sure," Geneva thought. "But there world out there seems to big and exciting to waste my time sitting in class all day. Maybe I'll give it another semester and then decide."
Hoping to find a little romance, Geneva got brave and decided to make a move.
Derek, however, wasn't interested. He seemed to only have eyes for Genesis.
It took her a little while to get the hint that they just wanted to be alone and that she might need to look somewhere else for romance.
(Darn "realistic" sickness mod strikes again. And this time the Grim Reaper blocked the bed, so Geneva couldn't get up and help her friend. I had to exit without saving because I didn't wanted Violet to die yet. She's too interesting to me. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about some of my students. They have no interest in studying or going to class. Yet, the show up for the final and pass the semester anyway. I'm not sure all of them are going to still be in college after next semester if they keep it up.)