Benvenuto Al Mondo (Welcome to the World)

"....Our story will begin and end with the newest incoming freshman, the class of 2012, who are the stars of their own little verismo, this novela, this opera of drama, deceit, friendship, and romance; this is their world, their lives. Quite simply, dearest reader, this is them."

Benvenuto al Mondo

 

            Welcome to the world, reader. Welcome to this world, the world where it is not brawn and money, but of wit and intelligence. This is the city of Missão, where young high school students attend the university which is the city. They cohabit together in the dorms, no matter if they like each other or not. Our story will begin and end with the newest incoming freshman, the class of 2012, who are the stars of their own little verismo, this novela, this opera of drama, deceit, friendship, and romance; this is their world, their lives. Quite simply, dearest reader, this is them.

            The girl stood at the window, peeking out quietly, awaiting the other children who had yet to come to the school. She was not just awaiting them, but she was awaiting her roommate as well, a girl named Alexandria. The girl turned away, tugging on the tight bow around her neck, taking it off, and taking off the light school jacket she had to wear. She collapsed in one of the armchairs and shifted her body so her legs and arms were hanging out off the arms of the chair. She sighed and leaned back, stretching and yawning. Just a little nap would do… Just a few minutes before her roommate got here… “I have to stay up for her…” she whispered.

            She was dead asleep in 2 minutes.

 

            Alexandria crept in, keeping the door open with her foot as she dragged in her bags. She could hear the heavy breaths of someone who was sleeping—this made her want to be quiet as a church mouse all the more. She dragged her bags to their shared bedroom; it struck her as unusual her roommate’s bed was empty. She could sense someone was asleep in here. She crept into their small stanza and found her asleep on one of the armchairs. “Povera ragazza, deve attendere tutta la notte…” Alex glanced up at the clock—it was almost midnight. She took a breath and gently shook her roomie awake. “Adelena, sveglia. Venuto inserire, è molto più meglio di questa sedia che siete su…” Adelena, yawning and stretching, woke up half-ways and dragged herself off to their bedroom. Alex quietly followed and came in just in time to watch her roommate yank on her PJ shirt, then collapse on the bed. Her clothes were thrown on the desk next to her bed—Alex smiled and quickly stripped and pulled on her bedclothes as well. She crawled into the bed, shivering; tomorrow was the test. She hoped there’d be something there she could do…

 

            Adelena woke up in a rather unorthodox way, one which rarely happened to her—she fell out of bed. There was a sharp, quick shriek as she hit the floor, before she popped up; she was covered by the sheets she’d pulled off. There was another shriek as her roommate woke up, only to see Adelena peeking up sheepishly at her through the sheets. “Morning, Starglow,” she said jokingly. Alexandria chuckled, pulling her knees up to her chest. “Morning to you too, Adi.”

The End

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