I really wanted to do a college AU for the big four, but since I only go to a community college and I don't go to a four year college ( I need to graduate high school first) I'd really love some help on dorm life and stuff like that. Because Google's giving me nothing. : ( That said, this will be a Big Four story, a ROTBTD fic. And... hey... Jackunzel and Merricup might just happen, I don't know. ; )
She always seemed to go to the exact spot, Jack Frost noticed about a girl with long blond hair. She always sat down in the brown armchair with the tearing armrests, with a book or a sketchpad there in the college dorm lobby. Jack watched with interest as the girl took out a sketchpad today, also getting out a pencil. Pressing pencil to paper, the girl looked around the lobby for something to draw. Her pretty green eyes landed on a potted flower, and her pink lips lifted in a lovely smile. Then she started sketching. And Jack just stood by the lobby door, also with a smile on his face as he watched her. She was such an interesting person, and he'd made it a habit of seeing her do her pastimes in the lobby. It was really weird for him, but there was just something about her he couldn't place.
The girl looked up briefly, making eye contact with Jack, who'd been watching from her from by the elevator. She blushed lightly and looked back down at her sketchpad, brushing the lead of the pencil expertly on her canvas.
"If you keep watching her, she'll just call the police on you or something," a voice said from behind Jack. Jack turned to see the owner of the voice, Hiccup Haddock, his longtime friend and his college roommate, was looking at him with a amused grin.
"What's it to you?" Jack turned back to Hiccup with a grin on his face as well. "I mean, I could tell that girl you always liked, what's her name, Astrid? About how you have a picture of her..."
""Shut up!" Hiccup's face turned red. "I don't have any picture of Astrid!"
"Yeah, you do. That time Astrid got so drunk and she..." Jack's words were cut off as Hiccup slapped a hand over Jack's mouth.
"Alright, don't talk about Astrid I won't tease you about your crush on the blond art student," Hiccup said.
"I don't have a crush on anyone," Jack said, shrugging. "She's cute, but I don't want a girlfriend right now."
"Of course you don't like her. And that's why you don't stalk her every day in the lobby," Hiccup said with a knowing smirk.
"You still at this, Haddock? Because I could show Astrid that picture," Jack said with a mischievous look in his eyes and a smug smile.
"Don't you dare," Hiccup stormed in front of Jack. "Or.."
"Could yeh move?" another voice joined their little back-and-forth. Both guys turned to face a girl with fiery red curls, with her hands on her hips. Her clear blue eyes pierced through theirs with ferocity, expecting them to get out of her way. "Yer blockin' the elevator." Jack noticed he and Hiccup had wandered in front of the elevator, and were indeed blocking this girl's way.
"Sorry," Hiccup mumbled, moving to the side for the girl to pass. Jack did the same, his usual charming smile directed towards the girl. But the redhead only gave him a look of utter disgust and pressed the button for the elevator to come down.
"Eh," Jack turned back to Hiccup, "Do you have class soon, or do you want to go to the dorm and play some video games?"
"I have a class, sorry," Hiccup said. The elevator came down to the lobby, its doors sliding open. The redheaded girl entered the elevator, pressing the button to a floor. "In fact, I really should go get my books from my dorm."
"Go then, go and get your stuff while I stalk girls in the lobby," Jack said wryly.
"You do that," Hiccup said, placing a hand to stop the closing elevator door. The redhead gave him an annoyed look, but Hiccup pushed the door open anyways and walked in. Jack watched his friend disappear to the dorms above, and decided he might as well go find some other friends without classes. He pulled out a blue snowflake patterned phone, texting his sort-of-friend Bunnymound. He ought to be around the campus somewhere.
He always seemed to be in that same spot. The mysterious pale-haired boy. He was standing by the elevators again, like he was expecting someone. Rapunzel Corona wondered who he could be waiting for, as she never saw him talk to anyone during this time. She sat down as she always did in her favorite chair of the lobby. She could go to her dorm room, sure, but she loved sketching things in the lobby. Taking out her sketchpad and pencil, she looked around for something to sketch.
"Hmm..." she mumbled to herself. Then she laid her eyes on a pretty plotted plant there in the corner of the lobby and her face lit up in excitement. She loved still life. Placing her pencil on paper, she started with the plant's pot. Done with the pot, she looked up to start on the flower. Only then did she notice the pale-haired, blue-eyed boy looking at her from next to the elevators, and she blushed at his glance, looking back down at her paper. A few brush strokes later, when she looked up, he had turned and was talking to a friend. So Rapunzel looked down at her drawing again.
"Earth ter Rapunzel," a harsh Socttish accented voice said from behind the blond girl. Rapunzel turned to face her roommate and friend Merida, who looked very mad.
"You look unhappy," Rapunzel observed, turning to face Merida. "Why?"
"Damn right I'm unhappy," Merida snapped. "I was in mah anthropology class, and this dude tried an' cop a feel." Rapunzel couldn't help it, she gave a small giggle at this. Merida frowned at her.
"I'm sorry," Rapunzel laughed at Merida's angry expression, "But I just find it funny that the teacher didn't say anything."
"The teacher doesn' notice and doesn' care," Merida said darkly. "And I'm sick of that guy. I'm no longer sittin' by him, even if the teacher doesn' like it, I'm changin' seats."
"That's good for you," Rapunzel said to her friend, balancing her sketchbook on her lap again. "Let him know to never try it again."
"Yer damn right I will!" Merida said in her cross manner. The she looked down at what Rapunzel was doing, peering at Rapunzel's drawing with interest.
"What?" Rapunzel asked, as Merida's manner softened in admiration.
"Nothin'... yer pretty good," Merida said. Rapunzel smiled.
"Thanks," she said. "Are you going to a class soon, or are you just going to go to the dorm?"
"Dorm," Merida replied. "In fact, I'm on my way. Want to join me?"
"No, I'm going to keep sketching," Rapunzel snuck a glance at the pale-haired boy again, but he was still conversing with his friend. "But I'll see you up there in about thirty minutes or so?"
" 'kay," Merida said, pushing herself up off her spot leaning on the chair. "See yeh then Rapunzel." The redhead walked over to the elevators, and Rapunzel smiled at Merida. She always was an interesting character.
Placing her pencil back to her paper, Rapunzel concentrated on her potted plant. After some more sketching, Rapunzel looked back up at the pale-haired boy. But he was texting on his phone, one leg perched up on the wall by the elevator, his other planted firmly on the floor. Rapunzel looked back down at her sketch, putting her finishing touches on it. Looking yet again at the pale boy, she had the strangest urge to draw him.
Jack and Rapunzel are an OTP of mine, what can I say? It's a pretty short first chapter but I hope you liked it, reader-who-might-press-this-story-title. And hey, if you want, you could follow, fav and comment because I'd love it if you did. _