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There was too much noise to think straight. Music hung high in the air over countless converations and merged to create dissonance that could not be ignored.

Jordan tried to concentrate anyway, but after reading the same sentence four times, gave up in disgust.

Her stomach growled.

Most places were closed by now. She hoped that she would be able to just sleep through her discomfort when she got back to her dorm.

Irritated, she shoved the chaos of her study aids into her backpack and slung it over her shoulder.

As she pushed open the door to leave a boy she’d never seen before reached out and tugged on her shirt.

“You coming to the party tonight? It’s gonna be wild.” He said. He had a soft voice but somehow Jordan could hear him clearly.

“No, I got a midterm tomorrow.” She said without thinking.

Her stomach growled again. Loudly.

“There’ll be food.” he said.

“I’ll be fine. Thanks.” Jordan said.

“Your call.” His eyes mocked her.

Shaking her head, she shrugged him off and exited into darkness.

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  1. Avatar Abstract

    Decisions, decisions…

    This reminds me of my Friday. My Friday’s going to be three, count ’em, three midterms–Physics, Calculus, and Latin.

  2. Avatar shadowlight

    What an odd boy. What an odd meeting. On the surface it doesn’t seem all that strange, but then again…It’s almost as if he were trying to bribe her to come. Why is it so important? After all they don’t know each other. Or do they? A bit of suspense in this one. Nice job.

    Oh, Rorschach….good luck with your exams. That seems like a tough load.

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    this chance meeting will have some significance later, I presume. :)