Life started getting busier since Ally started school. She didn't have as much time to be homesick with going back and forth to her classes, studying and extracurricular activities on campus. She'd made a lot of new friends and not had as much time to call home.
"Ally?" Her roommate Mel asked as she walked in. Ally looked up from her textbook.
"I'm right here." Ally replied. Mel walked in and closed the door behind her.
"It's Friday night. Get your head out of those books and come with me to the football game." Mel grabbed the book, closed it and tossed it on her bed. She took Ally's hands and helped her off the bed. Ally laughed.
"I would love to go. It sounds like a lot of fun." Ally started to say.
"It will be fun! But it won't be as much fun without you." Mel finished. Ally laughed again.
"I'm sorry, but I have to study. I have a test on Monday." Ally responded.
"Oh, you can study tomorrow. You wanted to make friends don't you? The cool kids go to the football games. They don't stay in their dorm rooms studying. They have fun. Come on girlie." Mel pleaded and Ally smiled slightly.
"Oh alright. I guess a little bit of time out won't hurt my studying." Ally replied. "Let's go." They got up and walked towards the door. Mel opened the door and they walked outside of their dorm room and into the loud crowded hall way. "Where are all these people going?" Ally had to shout over the noise.
"They are going to the game!" Mel yelled over the crowd. She grabbed Ally's arm and they rushed towards the front door of the building. "It sure feels nice out here." Sarah said when they left the dormitory and walked across campus to the football field.
"It smells so good out here. I love the smell of fall." Ally stated.
"That won't be the only thing you'll smell while you're here." Mel smiled, but Ally froze.
"What do you mean by that?" Ally asked and Mel laughed.
"Oh you'll see." Mel wrapped her arm around Ally's shoulders and walked with her into the courtyard after paying for the two of them to get into the game.
This was definitely going to be a time that Ally would remember. She didn't miss her family much at all, but she was worried about what Mel was talking about; but she ignored the churning in her stomach and followed Mel to their seats.