Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lowell College: Fall 2043

Fall 2043 - Seniors: Nate Centowski, Theo Centowski, Opal Raymond; Juniors: Christian Andrews, Ellie Fairchild, Justin Kim, Meg Stanton, Aimee Wheeler; Sophomores: Isaiah Gavigan, George Smith, Tina Traveller, Riley Wilder, Curtis Wren; Freshmen: Georgia London, Harper Myers, Toby Wright.

When Gabriella Newson comes back to college in the fall, the diamond engagement ring is conspicuously absent from her hand. She and Cale couldn't make long distance work, and they broke up over the summer, just a year after he proposed.

Despite the tension between them last year, Riley and Gabriella have become friends. Last spring Riley was worried about her interest in George, but now the three of them have formed a tight-knit little group. Several times a week they meet in the afternoon to go running.

Things between Riley and George are great, although they haven't been spending a lot of time together this semester. George is taking an art class in the evenings, so Riley has been spending a lot of time with Gabriella and Tina.

Gabriella and Tina decide to go to a bar in town to meet men, and Riley decides to tag along.

The Burren is the most popular bar in town with the college crowd, and not just because of the low prices and good food.

Tina whistles. "That's the owner? He's hot."

"He also has a daughter who's our age," Riley says.

Gabriella is enjoying being single again. She and Isaiah have a fun flirtatious friendship.

But their flirtation doesn't end up going anywhere; a month into the semester, Isaiah starts dating Emmy.

Harper Myers loves being in college. She spends a lot of time in the math and physics building, which is how she meets Nate Centowski, a senior math major. Nate shares her geeky enthusiasm for math and science.

They start spending more and more time together, and things go from friendly to flirty.

Maybe she should feel guilty, but she doesn't. She and Toby have been drifting apart since school started. She spends almost all of her time in lab, while Toby prefers hanging out at parties and meeting people.

Finally one night they have the talk and decide to break up.

"I'm sorry," she says.

"It's not just you," says Toby. "It feels like something has changed."

It's hard to admit that things with Toby are over, but when Harper sees Nate she knows she did the right thing.

"You're a really great guy," she tells him.

"You're an amazing girl," he says.

On their first official date they end up spending the whole night together, cuddling under the stars.


Fall Term Grades
Nate Centowski: A+, GPA 4.0
Theo Centowski: C+, GPA 2.7
Opal Raymond: C+, GPA 3.0
Christian Andrews: C+, GPA 3.5
Ellie Fairchild: C+, GPA 3.1
Justin Kim: C+, GPA 2.9
Meg Stanton: C+, GPA 3.7
Aimee Wheeler: A+, GPA 4.0
Isaiah Gavigan: A+, GPA 4.0
Gabriella Newson: B, GPA 3.3
George Smith: A+, GPA 3.5
Tina Traveller: A+, GPA 3.6
Riley Wilder: B, GPA 3.3
Curtis Wren: A+, GPA 3.2
Georgia London: A+, GPA 4.0
Harper Myers: A+, GPA 4.0
Toby Wright: B, GPA 3.0

1 comment:

  1. So cute. So much relationship drama! I'm glad that Gabriella and Riley were able to become friends.