The news that her uncle had passed away hit her hard, even though she hadn’t seen him in nearly thirty years.
There was no warning that her uncle had passed away that soon. She always thought that he’d live for a long time. In addition, she had admired him for his straightforward way of living. In the course of her life, her father and her uncle were natural rivals. Their being on the same job was not a good idea. Her uncle was blunt and demanded too much of himself and others. It was too taxing for her father and it broke him. She recalled the sting of betrayal and separation. Her father ditched the daily grind for a slower-paced life. But not her uncle, he carried on working like there was no tomorrow. There were plenty of opportunities for them to reconciled, but they never did.
He walked – no, not walked, swaggered – over to me. Patrick thinks he’s the hottest guy at the university. I greeted him coolly. He gave me a bear hug. “You know what, I’ve just heard that Peter and Benjamin are being expelled from the Uni.”
“Oh my God, what happened?” I was really surprised.
“Some students filed some complaints, don’t really know the details. The police were called, some investigation took place and they were escorted out of the compound,” he explained.
“Oh, and to think that Peter’s my favourite tutor,” and off I went to my next class.
Meanwhile, at Mike’s office, Josie entered. “Come in, Josie. I just want to talk to you about your last essay.”
“Sorry, I’ve just made it,” Josie started explaining.
“It’s just some parts of it were taken directly from some websites. Were you not able to paraphrase them?” Mike asked. “I’ll give it back to you with a warning. It will be a fail next time.”
“Thanks, I promise it won’t happen again,” and Josie left Mike’s office.
Then, there are Gregory, Juan, Sarah and Florence who seem to be always in a pub every afternoon. God knows how they manage their work. Having said that, they are passing somehow. Sarah’s even the top in her class.
Marco’s the “Brad Pitt” of the campus and girls follow him around. They didn’t know that he’s also very shy and has some secrets at home. I wonder what?
The nerds or the ones who study hard and spend their times in the library. I’m sure they also want to have some dates or have some fun, they just don’t know how.
Or the beautiful Marjorie, who’s fighting her anorexia and thinks herself as fat and ugly. I wish to be her friend, if she lets me.
And me – a sophomore, who’s getting used to the politics of the campus and experiencing life away from home.