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I sat on the edge of my bed, staring around. It was small, but different. So very different. Feeling homesick for my cluttered room, I turned around and continued to unpack. Bobby had already left, and I had received my schedule for classes. Deciding that if I did want to come back to the family business, I might as well do something here in college that would help us out, hence my majoring in mythology and folklore.

The door opened, and a tall girl with wavy black hair walked in with her father carting suitcases behind her. She gave me a nervous smile, which I returned. "Hi! I'm Lynn," she said.

"Avery," I greeted, shaking her hand. She gave me a small smile before turning to answer a question from her dad. I went back to what I was doing, and decided that I could talk more with my new roommate later. It felt like forever since my senior year of high school, but really it had only been some months before. I never really had any friends, mostly because I was out of school a lot for hunting and training purposes.

I fled to the bathroom while Lynn said goodbye to her father, where I started putting toiletries out. Luckily, we didn't have to share a bathroom with any other dorm room. When I came back, Lynn was busy starting to put clothes away.

I decided to try to start up a conversation. "So, where'd you come from?"

"Maine," she replied. "I wanted to try to get a feel for living out of state, so here I am." She shrugged.

"I'm from South Dakota," I said. "Sioux Falls."

"Cool," Lynn said, smiling shyly at me.

We continued unpacking in silence, before Lynn spoke up. "What's your major?"

"Mythology and folklore," I replied. "With a minor in creative writing. You?"

"Major in English, with a minor in History," she said. "I've always wanted to be a teacher," Lynn admitted.

I grinned at her. "That sounds like a good goal. Better than me, anyway. I have no idea what I want to do yet." Not exactly, but I couldn't really tell her the truth. Hi, I'm Avery Singer and I hunt supernatural creatures for a living! Yeah, no.

We talked amiably for a while longer, before I decided to go out and explore the college. Leaving Lynn to finish unpacking, I wandered out of the dorm rooms and walked across campus. Everywhere, freshmen like me were saying goodbye to parents and siblings, while upperclassmen hung around, laughing and enjoying the last free day before classes.

I glanced up at the building in front of me. Crawford Hall. According to my schedule, this was going to be where I would be taking a lot of my classes.

Turning around, I walked towards the stairs. While I was going down them, I tripped and fell on the concrete ground. "Ouch," I grumbled, climbing to my feet again.

"You okay, there?" a voice called, and I turned around to see a man about my height standing behind me. He had rather long light colored hair, and warm...green? Greenish-gold? eyes. A light smirk was plastered on his face while he watched me pick myself up.

"I'm fine," I mumbled, brushing dirt off of my hands.

"Name's Gabe," the man said, sticking out a hand.

I took it. "Avery," I replied. "I just got here, and I was looking around a bit."

Gabe took out a candy bar from his pocket. I noticed that he was wearing what looked like a janitor's outfit. "Yeah, it's not a small campus," he said. "You should be able to find your way around it easily." He took a bite of the candy bar.

"If I don't trip everywhere I go," I muttered under my breath. I didn't mean for Gabe to hear, but he did and cracked a smile.

"Now I like you," he said, pointing to me with the chocolate. "Most of the kids here just annoy me."

I laughed slightly. "Well, you clearly don't know me yet. Trust me, I'll start to annoy the hell out of you. At least, that's what my friends say."

He chuckled. "We'll see. I should get going, but I'm sure I'll see you around sometime."

"Yeah, see ya." He walked away, whistling something, before I turned around and made my way - managing to not trip this time - down the second set of stairs and towards the glowing lights of a nearby coffee shop.

Maybe this normal life experience wouldn't be a bad thing.


Yay! Second chapter! ^.^ Thank you to everyone who has reviewed and/or followed my story! *hands out free cookies*

See you all in Chapter 3!

~Eva Sirico~