Trip to Unfamiliarity (TWD: The Infection – Chapter 3)

​The bus stopped and KC immediately woke up. She saw it, the amazing university that she’s been waiting for. The dream had come true. She got off the bus with her knapsack on her back. She stepped in the gate and she felt amazed and relieved at the same time. But one thing that troubles her. 

“What am I going to do now?” she thought to herself. She walked until she passed a fountain then she passed the canteen. Until she saw a sign that says “Freshmen”. She immediately ran towards the sign.

“Woah there, Girl. Why in a hurry?” the woman asked with a big smile on her face.

KC is not sure what to say but. “Where am I going? I’m a freshman here in Yale.” 

“Oh, Hello. Let me see your acceptance letter and I’ll direct you to where you shall go.” 

KC gave her the letter and the woman pointed to the Library. “You should go there. All of the Med Students go there and I think that is also for dormitory applications.”

“Thank you Miss” she ran while carrying her bags.

She opened the door to the library and it was huge. She thought that probably when she has the time, she will always be here. She went to the registration for Medical students.  

“Course, Miss Shields?” the teller asked.

“Psychology Ma’am” KC proudly answered. The teller has registered her and he gave KC her temporary ID. She held it tightly while she went over to the dormitory applications. She giggled and couldn’t keep her excitement.

“Single room, please.” KC said.

“Oh, Ms. Shields. There are no more single room dorms in our campus. Only three rooms are available. So probably, you’ll have roommates.” the lady explained.

KC had no choice. She needed a place to stay so she nodded. She got her keys and got out of the library. As she walked, she thought if it is a good idea to have roommates. She was a quiet person and like things to keep it to herself but on the other hand, they are maybe her first friends. She walked and walked until she finally made it to her dorm. She inserted her key and took a deep breathe. She opened the door and…

“HI THERE!” a blonde girl greeted her. She was scary but nice scary.

“Uhh Hello. My name is KC.” 

“I’M MELISSA BUT YOU CAN CALL ME LISS OR MEL OR ANYTHING FOR THAT MATTER” she laughed.

“Mel, you are too loud.” a guy emerged from a room. “Hi, I’m Jeremiah” 

“Hi, I’m KC” she shook his hand. 

He chuckled. “That’s too formal dude. Geez with these social norms.” He went into his room and continued unpacking his stuff.

“What’s his problem?”

“Oh, that’s just Jeremiah. Come on, let me show you your room.” Melissa excitedly said. She ran to my room while KC was left in the common room carrying her bags.

“Thanks Mel but I can take it from here.”

“Alright. Just shout if you need anything.” she closed the door.

She unpacked her things in a specific order like she had it all planned out. She was particularly a freak in organizing things. One of her quirks. She didn’t notice that it was already night time and she got out of her room and poured a glass of water.

“Hey, you’re still up?” a voice out of nowhere.

“Oh, hey Jeremiah. Just having a glass of water. You?” KC asked.

“Can’t sleep.” he went towards the window and sat there. He chuckled.

“Why are you laughing?”

“Didn’t think I was going to college because I was dumb with most of things but I’m here.” He reminisced.

“I was thinking the same thing.” They looked at their window which of Yale, on how magnificent the place is.

“Alright. I’ll leave you be. Goodnight. First day is tomorrow.” 

“Yeah I know. Goodnight.” he got up and went to his room as did KC. 

She went to bed but cannot sleep. She thought of what might happen tomorrow. She tossed and turned until she fell asleep.

This is The Infection by Kalizo. Over and Out!

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